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PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT
LAKE PROVII)ENCE. LA.
JAMES N. TURNER.
Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION: 8200 PER YEAR.
Saturday, Feb. 15, 1902.
Fifth District Levee Board.
Regular meetings second Wednesday's
In .lanuary. April July, and October, at
'The Gould. own more Louisiana
land than any otner half dozen per
so)ns. It is mostly line lands and
the timber on it is worth millions
and is becoming more valuable every
The great New Orleans Mardi
Gras came to a close on Tuesday
night last, and the electric display
on the last night is said to have beenT
grander than ever before. Thous
ands and thousands of people were
in the city, and the hotels and res
taurants were crowded for weeks
ahead. There is no telling how
much money is spent in the Crescent
City by the visitors.
The receipts of cotton at the dif
ferent ports has fallen off to such
an extent in the past three weeks,
that it now begins to look like Mr.
Neill and the other men who pre.
dicted nearly eleven million bale
crop. will have to give in that it
will go several hundred thousand
bales short of the mark, and that the
government bureau report will be
nearer correct. It looks very much.
this way now.
The town of St. Joseph has ord
ered an election-for March 15th, to
take the sense of the property tax
payers as to the levy of a special
tax of five mills for the period of
ten years in aid of the Memphis,
Helena and Louisiana Railway Com
pany. Besides this tax, which will
be carried unanimously, the citizens
subscribed ten thousand dollars to
have the road pass through the town
of St. Joseph.
The Mansfied Journal says, and
correctly to, that "Governor Heard
is pursuing the even tenor of his
way, despite the efforts of a few
destractors to injure his standing
with the people. Governor Heard
has made a good record, and the
time will come when those who
have been finding fault with him
will give him full crdit for the con
scientiots and successful manner in
which he has administered the
affairs of his office."
The time for our State Legislature
to meet , ,un.May, only ten weeks
off. There is very little heard of
the session soon to convene, but no
doubt plenty of work will be
brought before it. Our press asto
ciation slould not forget that it has
important business before the legis
lature that should be presented, and
by all means receive just considersa
tion. tThe newspapers have not been
treated fair and just by previous
legislaiures, and we should see that
justice is done.
The New Orleans papers have
been booming red hot editorials in
to Major lHarrod on account of his
loose manner in paying out monies
belonging to the city, but narry an
editorial appeared against Newman
and Hyman, the cotton brokers who
systimnath'ally robbed Col. Jno. A.
Buckner of East Carroll parish.
The city papers should do better.
They are looked upon in every way
as independent--and certainly the
members of this cotton firm deserv.
ed to be shown up in every way
possible. The papers shou!d know
that they are hurting their city ,by
int doing so.
The Tenisu Gazette in an edito
rial on the cotton transaction of
Messrans. ewman and Hyman %ith
Col. Jno. A. Backner, says: "The
Gazette regrets that it has been un
able to find in the editorial columns
of its New Orleans exchanges an
equally outepoken condemnation of
this outrageous incident as appears
in the Vicksborg Herald. The
gpailty has been exposed, the ex
change has expelled them, and upon
them its doors are forever closed.
It is now in order for the grand
jury to take this ease under consid.
eration. The cotton planter is en
tirely at the mercy of his factor,
and only through some such inci
dent as in the present case is it
e adin his power to right the
wr.ehe may suspecot but cannot
S.. Tbe oE ttWa exrcbanse anad
P 9*i4j pus of N Orleans had
la~ rt 1,st. a plain
.seeks i iirat city
A Grand Addition to the Union.
The St. Francis basin levee is near
ing completion, after several years
work. It has been a great undertak
ing. when we consider that the line of
levee is two hundred and ten miles in
length. A greatdeal has been said and
written by engineers, river men and
others as to the result of the St. Francis
levee will have on the river when com
pleted. Quite a number of them con
ten.l that the bulding of this line
of levee will cause the river to go
several feet higher at Memphis,
which means several feet more water
in the Mississilppi river for our levees
to hold. Others claim. however, that
the bulding of the St. Francis levee
will cause the current to become
stronger. thereby deepening the bed
of the river. They also say that the
water will pass to the gulf at a more
rapid rate. and there will be less dang
I er of flood. We will have to wait and
s.,e, what effect the levying of this
great reservoir of 3 500 square miles
will be, and whether our levees will
have to go several feet higher or not
We take the following article from
the City Item on the St Francis levee:
The reelim:nation in the states of Mis
souri andl Arkaneas of a region eni
bracing 3.500 square iiles, is an event.
of national interest. It brings into
cultivation an extent of fertile territory
as large as the states of Rhode Island
and Delaware. The land, which will
soon become the homues of industry in
the St. Francis basin lies on the west
bank of the Mississippi. between New
Madrid. in !Missouri and Helena, it)
Arkansas. The work of reclamation
is under way, only a few additional
miles of levee being necessary to com
plete the artificial banks which are to
holld in chieck the flood waters of the
M\ississippi. The soil isan alluvial de.
posit, and, therefore. remalrkably fer
tile and capable of the highest cultiva
A comparison of the extent of the
St. Francis basin with the combined
areas of Rholde Islanl and Delaware
I gibes a good idea of its magnitude. All
oIf this itrea was recentl IV overflowed by
the waters of the Mlississippi. With
the exception of a few gaps there has
i. been construcled in this work a con
tinus line of levees som9o 212 miles in
length. lThe work has been done un
der the supervision of the St. Francis
.levee boards of Missouri and Arkansas,
acting in conjunction with the United
States government. The expenditures
of the two boards together to date
Salmount to about $1.500.000, while the
government has expended about $750,
000 addilional. Already the reclaimed
laud lhas appreciated in value many
times its original valuation. and is
now held at $60 an acre. Railroads
now intersect the reclaimed land in
several directions, numerous industrial
establishments have beAn built, the
population has been doubled, and a
general prosperity has appeared where
originally there were only waste
It is, however, not only in the ex
tent of the undertaking that the St
Francis basin reclamation is notable.
but in the very low cost at which it has
been accomplished. The work of re
claiming about 2,500 square miles of
the Nile valley in Egypt is now being
carried out by the building of dams at
Assouan and Assiont at an, estimated
cost of $25,000.000, while the entire
reclamation of the 3.500 square miles
of the St. Francis basin will not cost
more than $5,000,000 till told, or only
$1.430 per square mile, compared'vith
$10,000 in the Egyptian reclamation.
Here is, in effect, a new state added
to the Union at a less cost than we
have been paying for outlying islands.
It will he worth far more to the peoplle
of the United States as a home mnarket
for our prodlucts, and as a site for mil
lions of mIen engagedtl in agriculture or
other industries, tl1an all the territories
we have been buying at a distance. It
needs no protection of armies or navies.
The soil is of unsurpassed fertility, and
the climate leaves nothing to be desir
ed. The successful reclamation of
this vast reeion emphasizes the duty of
the governmcnt to redeem and make
habitable the great arid regions of the
west, anti the still more valuable land
still subject to the overflow of the Mis
sissippi. By adding such new agricul
toral lands to our productive indust
ries. we bring population, wealth and
commerce to tile very heart of the re
pulblic. instead of going across the seas
to find regions of less promise, hamp
ered by ronditions of race, habit dist
aunce and need for protection by costly
armies and navies If we want colon
ies, they can be had for the seeking all
along the Mississippi river from New
Orleans to St. Louis, to say nothing of
the imperial doumain which needs only
irrigation to blossom as the rse and to
furnish homes for ten million people,
Preddent Roosevelt is holding up
his decision in the Schley-Sampson
controversy much longer than it
was reported that. be would do.
Some say that hle .will favor Schley,
While others say that hlie will stick
to Sampson, the pet of the clique.
Anyway, it looks very much as if
the President was between wind and
water, and does not know 'what to
do. The public is in sympathy
with Schley, and no one knows it
betty than Roosevelt, which will
weaken his chances of election if he
is so fortunate as to receive the
nomination for the Presidency st
the hands of his party. The lead
era know this also.
The great fire at Paterson, N. J.,
burned most of the comrmercial por
tion of the city, causing a loss of
over $10,000,000, and 1000 families
are left homeless. There were twen
1 five squares burned, including those
- containing leading public buildings
The "Industrial Edition" of the
- New Orleans Daily States issued on
tMonday last, could not be beat. It
Swas a magnificent edition, and it
tshowed the progress and prosperity
Sof the Crescent City. The Daily
States is a progressive and live pa
per, and above all-Democratio to
Sthe core. The States is deserving
Sof a lare country circulation.
The Grand Ledge of Louisians
sons began its nineteenth amnnual
n in ~New Orleans on Monday
ixty.three out of one hood
irty lodgee in the State
Last Monday was Railroad Day in
Mr. tRhower, chief engineer of the
Missouri Pacific system, accompan
I led by Major Gordon and Mr. Bern
I stein, of the law firm of Hudson,
i Potts & Bernstein, of Monroe, came
to St. Joseph on that day for the
purpose of ascertaining the merits of
the different routes through the
Southern portion of Tensas parish.
On the same day a large and rep
resentative delegation from Water
proof came up to look after the in
r terests of their town; to urge the ad
vantages of a line that would take
them in, and, if necessary, to offer
substantial inducements in the shape
of a cash bonus and a town tax.
The police j'iry met the same
morning, and strongly recommended
the granting of free rights of way
through the parish.
"The oitizens of St. Joseph went
with the procession, putting in a good
word for themselves and other for
their friends from Waterproof.
Mr. Rhower, with engineers Gor
don and Archer, inspected the Kemp
revetment. Upon the result of this
inspection will probably depend the
linal decision as between routes east
and west of Lake St. Peter, and on
this decision rests the fate of Water
The bugaboo of a levee line west
of Lake St. Peter has been expelled
by the positive statement of Major
Derby that no such jine has ever
been seriously contemplated. The
Kemp revetment has stood severe
tests and is no longer considered an
experiment. The route east of Lake
St. Peter is the more direct, and en
ables the road to take in the town of
Waterproof with very slight deflect
ion, if any, from its natural course.
The route from the point where
Sthe r$)ad crosses the eastern end of
Lake St. Peter, via Waterproof, to
the west bank of Lake St. John will
Smake tributary to the road all the
front plantations along that line and
I will secure annually the handling of
3500 bales of cotton, 17.50 tons of
cotton seed, and a large quantity of
other freight that it otherwise could
not compete for.
St. Joseph is no longer on the anx
ious bench. She is promised all that
I was asked and is ready to be placed
a on future maps as a railroad town.
May our good neighbor, Waterproof,
e be equally fortunate.
The many natural advantages
offered by the eastern route, backed
up with a substantial bonus of cash
s and good will are to be weighed
against the distant possibilities of
caving banks and.changes in levee
The latter has been practically
settled by the statement of Major
Derby. Mr. Rhower is an engineer
of wide experience, thoroughly famil
iar with all the branches of his pro
fession; he has both theoretical
knowledge and practical experience
of the construction and efficiency of
revetment work, such as that at
Kemp, his personal inspection of
which should effectually dispose of
the other objection.
While it cannot he positively stated
what the final decision will be as be
tween the eastern and western banks
of Lake St. Peter, it is a significant
t circumstance, that Mr. Rhower en
couraged the Waterproof delegation
I to submit in writing their offer, and
3 agreed to have the route suggested
by them surveyed.
Last year the police jury made it
a rule to accept no landsl-waste,
worn out, swamp or otherwise-for
taxation purposes at less than $1.00
per acre. The average farm lands
were put at $1 25 to $1 50 an acre,
while timbered lands were assessed
Sfrom $2.50 to $4.00 per acre, ac
Scording to quantity of timber.
In order to treat all tax-payers
alike, to make each one share his.
I just proportion of the burdens of
government, we think the lands
shouli be divided into classes, and a
fixed price be put upon each class,
and then let buildings and other im
provements be assessed additional.
It is not right to assess a farm, upon
which there is a retidence, gin out
fit, barn, outbuilding, etc., that cost
$2000 to $3000, at the same price per
acre at which a farm with imuprove
ments that cost $200 to $500 is list
ed. Neither is it right to assess old
waste lands at the same figure that is
put upon cultivated lands. In Ous
chita, Morehouse and other parishes
of the State, the police juries have
adopted the plan of grading the
lands,.!placing a conservative valua
tion upon each class, and then ad
'ding to the price of the reality itself
a fair sum for the buildings. This
Fpolicy will come very near giving
I justice to all.
In Union parish the lands should
properly be divided into say five
classes as follows: First class culti
t vated lands; second cluss cultivated
I ands; worn-out or pasturage lands;
wild woodland; andti timbered lands.
e Let the land itself be assessed at a
B fair valuatieon, say 75 per cent of
t what it could ordinarily be sold for,
and let say three-fourths- of the act
ual worth of the improvements be
When divided in this fashion, each
,place pays taxes in proportion to its
real value. Every land holder will
f he thus forced to pay his pro rata of
a the expense of government: and the
question of fairly equalizing assess
P ments, so far as real estate is con.
a cerned, will have been solved.
On this subject the Morehouse
e "The police jury has settled that
n wild woodland shall be assessed at
tone dollar per acre. First class
t swamp land, twenty dollars per acre.
Bayou land and second clabs bottom
land, ten dollars per acre. First
hbill lands, and its kind, at five dol
lars per acre. Old worn out bill
lands at fifty cents per acre. Over
g flowed land at 8 bits and fifty cents
So when the assessor reaches you
a have him divide up your land into its
II respective qualities, put the value
y tion on each kind, add together and
-you get your place properly taxeid.
s Then add to the value of the ia
provements on the place and a ysy.
iOn, AIN'TT A SHAfIEI
TO SELL GOODS AlSUCH PRICES!!
LOOK AT THE REDUCTION FIM REGULAR PRICES.
: : We will have this Great Iassacree of Prices to
Z " continue for TWO WEgS in order that we
S * may store our traemdous Sprlng and
: : Summer llnif Goods.
MEN'S ALL WOOL SHIIT,-,-- LAPS' ALL WOOL FANCY
Were $2 00. now $1 48. 'AISTS-
Were $3 00. now $1 98. iWere $2 50, now $1 98.
Were $3 50, now $2 17, rWere $2 00, now $1 76,
MENS HEAVY WORK SHIRTS- Were $1 50, now $99cts.
Were $1 60, now 98ets. LADtS' PEKCAL SHIRT WAISTS
Were $1 00. now 77ets. Were $1 00, 75cts and 50cts,
Were 75ets, now 48cts. how they go at 24cts.
Were 50cts. now 39cts.
LADIS' FANCY SILK SK4RTS-4
MEN'S NEGLIGEE SHIRTS- yere $12 00. noC.$8 75.
Were $1 50. now 98cts.. rere $10 00, now $7 25.
Were $100, now 70ets. ere $7 00, now $5 78.
Were 75cts. now 38cts.
LADIM FANCY UNDERSKIRTS
MEN'S OVERALLS AND HEAVY ýre $3 00. now $1 98.
COATS- \re $150, now 990s.
Were $1 00, now 76ets.
Wore 75cts, now 48cis. LADIESALL WOOL PANTS AND
MEN'S SUITS- VE'S-
MEN'S SUITS-- W~e $1 50, now 98cts
Were $10, now $6 40. Wre $1 00. now 77cts.
Were $8 00, now $4 98.
Were $5 00, now $3 28. LADIES"LEECED LINED UNDER
Were $4 00, now $2 50. WEt
BOY'S SUITS-- We $1 50, now 68cts.
Were $3 00. now $1 98. We 50ts, now 44cts.
Were $2 25, now $1 77. LADIES' FANCY GOWNS AND
Were $1 75. now 98cts. CORST COVERS
Were $1 50, now 75cts. All i reduced price.
AhL WOOL HATS- LADIES' COTH RUBB MST
Below cost- At cit.
STETSON FHATS- All kinds of'able Damask'and Napkins
Best. $3 50 and $5 00. at redued prices.
MARMESS, %RRRDWARE. MOUSIOLD GOODS.
We are ready to sell you Saddles and Harness t prices that will make
you smile. We have just received a new line of Furniture. Beds from
$2.20 to $8.15. Bureaus from $7.49 to $15.00. Trunks from $2.48 to
$6.78. Stoves from $3.15 to $14.75.
---J. S. MILLIKIN--
Plows, Middle Busters, New Groulti Plows, Stalk
Cutters, Steel Beam Plows, 2-Horse lows, Poultry
Netting, Wire &c., &c., Blacksmith Supplies, Spokes,,
Rims, Axles, Skeins, Howns, Torgues, Buggy
Poles, Buggy Shafts, Bolsters, Wagoi and Buggy
Irons, Iron any sizes, Blacksmith Tods, Carpenter
Tools, Wagons, Buggies and Sewing 1Vi chines.
FURNITURE.--We are now receivng the best
stock of furniture ever brought to thi market. We
are fitting up the upper story for Furiiture alone.
Come and see.
Our stock of Plow Gears, Blind Bridles, Back-.
bands, Collars, Hames and Traces is conplete.
The price we are making will tickle you faornrs when you
compare them with what you are paying !sewhere.
John Deer's Steel Beam Plotos
Banner Cotto Planters.
Y. &, M, V, R., RCOMPA .
Schedule of Passenger Trains.
EFFECTIVE NOON, DECEMBER 8th, 1901.j
No. 26, New Orleans 10:25 p. m. Vicksburg, 6j45 a. m,
Vicksburg, - 7:30 a. m. Memphis, 4130 p. m.
No. 6, New Orleans, 4:00 p. m. Vicksburg, 12115 a. m.
Vickshurg, - 12:20 a.m. Memphis, 7115 a. m.
No. 36, Vicksburg, - 3 p. m. Greenville, 7i00 p. m.
No. 23, Memphis, - 8:30 a. m. Vicksburg, 6(5 p. m.
Vicksburg, - 9;30 p.m. New Orleans, 6J0 a..m.
No. 5, Memphis, - 7:40 p.m. Vicksburg, 2i1 a. m.
Vicksburg, - 2:25 a.m. NewOrleans. 9456 a. m.
No. 21, Vicksburg, - 3:00 a. m. NewOrleans, 5125 a. m.
No. 35, Greenville, - 6:00 a. m, Vicksburg, 10:0 a. m.
Sleeping Car service on 23 and 26 between New Orleans and Monroe. via
A. Q: PEARICE, C. P, & .T,, A. Vltr,, Miss,
L. F. MONTGO1ERY, T. P. A., Jackson, Misu'
tem of equalization is estshlisbed,
and in this way only can taxation be
Ten. Cents for Ten Weeks.
The St. Louis Mirror is a twenty
eight page paper, in magazine form;
edited by Williamr Marion Reedy, as
sisted by a staff of contribator" -com-
prising the best- writers and literary
autborities on all current subjects.
social, religious, scientific, financial,
literary or artistic-.
The Mirror is a weekly review of
men and affairs; -a treuury of abort
stories and good poetry; a paper in
which the best books, best plays anod
best music are ably reviewed, and all
topics of contemporary interest are
given careful atteation. It is the up
to-date paper for the merchant, the
teacher, the protesslonal man, the
studest, the politician, as well as for
woman and tbehome.
If you will send as 10c, in silver or
stanrps, we will mail the Mirror to
your address for ten weeks.
THE MIRROR, St. Louis, Mo.
Collies Coon Collar-tt looks- wel.
It feels better. It wears best. It is
cebap and will please you. J. 8. l11.
11kle is the ezeloaire agent for tbis
Superb bratd of sollars. He cas c ,it
W. D. BELL and
C. W. SHROPS1IRE,
Physicians and Suigeons,
Calls answered promptly, day and
SHERIPFF'S $AL .
State of Louisiana. Parish of East Carrollj
Ninth District C;ourt-No. 61OM
W. B. Thompson £ Co., vs. W S. Btrown.
By virtue of a writ of Seizure and Sale to
me directed by" the Honorable, Ninth Dis
trict Court for 'the pariah of East Carroll
aforesaid. n the above entitled cause, 1
will proceed to sell at public auction. at
the door of the Cort House. in the town
of Providence, East Carroll parish. L.. on
sti ay, the 15th d1 f ab, 1H 2,
between the bours prescrbed by law, all
the right.4itlr and interest of W. S.'Browu
ton and tothe following deseribed property,
Panrt of lo or fraetional sections Ns.
fifty-two, thirty and thinrt-one of Tbwn
ship No. tweoty-one, North range No.
twelve. East. cotainiang about fifty aere'
bounded on the north by the EdgewooJ
plantatoas; south. by Hagamsa plsanation;
east. by hbIl MdOuire's plantatto; west, by
the Shepherd or Ikerd trueS, situated in
the parleb of East Carrell.'State of Loui .
ianar together with all the buaildain sad
improvements tbhereao. and all pprteb
asces and rights of way thorethbio.oai ,
seized It the above suit
Terms of sale--eas withat the bened
of sppransemant, o -
_ _ J. R. w 1. . IS
Lake and L.eve Ste.
Lake P oridenoe, La.
GENTS' - FURNISHING - GOODS,
The Pineat Li.n of Clothing Car,
* nried ini the -City. *
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
and Hunting Coatsa
Trunks, Valises and Hand Bags..
CANNOT BE SURPASSED.
Call on me Before Purchasing Eieewhere.
W. B. THOMPSON. P. L. MoCAT
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
NO. 808 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, :' : Louislana.
THE BEER THAT MADE MILWAU$EE
raoUs : :-SCHLITZ
For fifty years Schlitz beer baa.been brewed at Milwaukee. From
this city it goes to the remotest parts of the earth. The sun
never sets on Schlitz agencies. Civilized mren do not live where
Schlitz beer is not standard. People now demand a beer that is
healthful, and that demand calls for Schlitz. Every barrel is
filtered-every bottle is sterilized. A beer that is pure is healthful.
That is Schlitz.
Every First Class-place handles Schlitz.
- Lake Street,-I
W .H1. ABEN ............ Proprietor
at Popular Prices.
Agent for Memphis Steam Laundry.
Taken up by Joe Wells. Jr.. on Pome
stead plantation, a light brown mare. 14
hands high, roached mane, two white hind i,
feet, a star in forehead and a little white
about the mouth. Owner cap get same by
proving property and paying charges.
Jan. 14. 1902.
Taken up on Tyrone plantation January
1st, one yellow cow with young calf, mark
ed swollow tork and under bit in left ear,
and under slope in right ear. Also one red
and white spotted teller-no marks nor
brand. Owner can get same by proving
property andpaying .costs
J. W. CRUMP,
Jan. 14. 1902. Tyrone Plantation.
FINE DRESS GOODS
5, 10. 15 and 20ct counter where K
many useful article can be found B
worth double the money.
We.are on Lake street right across -
from the corner of Sparrow street.
is the time to purchase
Fine Saddle and
The best and finest grade of Horses
ever brought to this market.
Will guarantee every animal. Call
at the big stables and see the stock.
A. V. SMITH,
Representing Gyton & Sherrod.
SWiHold your purchases of mules
until our stock'- arrives.
o VICKSBURG, - - MISS.
il UNDAR NrW MAINA&hEM T
n, . . A BOND
- J. CHANDLER.
" The entire Hotel bas been cleaned
' and re-furnished. The servjoes of a
K. first class Steward bas been secured
o and the table will be kept up tb the
agrPatronage solieited and satl
' faction guaranteed.
's Two pair of Po!ad Chio plge- at
P$12.00 per pair.
I P. L ,seerl, at $1.00 to $1.0o
eeb. 00. 8. OWBN. i
: arr* rpi· L9*pqabr
Oueen & Crescent
The Best Line
- FROM - i
VIC E~t7IL. i
- IN THE---
N1Torth. alnd Etasst.
The Summer Tourist's favorite I
line via Lookout Mountain.
GEO. H. SMITH,G P. A.,
Nw Or eans, La.
R. J. ANDERSON. A. G. P. A..
Nw Orleans. Ta.
R. W. BONDS:.-. P:A.
Lake Providence - La
e Keeps on hand a large assortment of
Burial Caskets, New, Plain and Orna
mental Metallic Cases and Wooden
Coffns Made and Trimmed to Orde,
(anril 1il-80l v
ST. JAMES A. M. E CH.URCHl.
9 a. m.--Suday school.
11 a. m.-Preachlng.
8 p. m.--Class Meeting.
8 p. m.-Presching.
REV. J. L. ELBERT, P. C.
8. FULOUM, 8. 8- Supt.
Memphis and Vicksburg
For Lake Providence, Greenville,
Arkaseas City, Helenas;
and All Way Landings,:
IW. H Nowland .................Master
B F. J. Darragh .................Clerk
1 Leaves Memphis every
Wednesday at bp. m.
Leaves Vicksburg every Saturday
at 12 m.
YasClrY BELLS ED. NOWLAND, Jr.,
iT Agent. G. F. & P. A.,
Lake Providence. Memphis.
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Town Council Proceedings.,
Lake Providence. La.. Feb. S~ $02.:.
The Hon. Mayor and Board of Cone
cilmen ofthe town of Providence. La...
met this day at 8 p. mn., in regular see
Present-G. M. Franklin. Mayor;.
Counecilmen C. F. Davis. C. R" Fgelly,
N.-Fousse,-W. 8- Maguire and J. W.
Pittman; T. J.Powell. secretary.
The minutes of January 2d. were
read, and upon on motion of Mr. Msa
guire,. were adopted and signed.
The report of the Finance Commit
tee was read and approved, and is as.
Lake Providence. La., Feb. 6. 190S.
To the Roan. Mayor and Hoard of Council
men of the Town of Providence. La.:
Gentlemen--We, your Finance Commit
tee. beg leave to report that we have ex
amined the report of the City Marshal asned
Tax Collector. which we bid correct and
recommend its approval. We find from his
report that be has collected and pall over
to the Treasurer $741.35. collected from the
following sources, to-wit :
Taxes f 189 .................. $ 12 60,
Tazesaot 11..................... 3 81
Taxes of 1901l ...................
For licenses 1 2 ................... 3 (M
For tines collected in January....... 10 0
We have examined the report ol the
Treasurer and find that he had on hand at
date of his last report, Dec. 4. 19I1.-
A cash balance o.3 ..... ...... ... . 192 7&,
That he has collected for
Licenses, taxes and lines......... 4069 7
That he has disbursed as per vouch
ers and warrants ............. 151 3.
Leaving a cash balance of ...... $3411 13,
We uind his report correct and recom
We have also examined the following
accounts presented. which we have ap
proved and recommend payment. to-wit:
DF Peck. comrn on col. January...... $3 8i6
account d & B committee pay
roll .... ... 7 45
•* salary marshal January..... 60 00
" hauling .January ........12 05
E L Galhreth. salary lamp lighter.... 18 75
Maguire & Schneider. sundries ...... 29 80
B M Ralph. spedal police ........ 4 00
Banner-Democrat. printing......... 2 60
waterworks........... ....... 17 00,
C R Egelly. pessing deed to town
from Mrs. Montgomery ..........5 00
Providence Hardware Co., sundries 4 35
V M Purdy & saon, oil, lamps etc..... 45 tb
N FOunse. cleaning engine .. . 4 25
J M llamlev, services account water
works . ..... . 9 05
Approved reglstered claim No. 550.. 58 30
waterwrks ......... .... .. 1 00
Engineering Record avertising water
works ........64 00
Registered claim No. 514 W E Dune. 10 00
Fisher L.umber Co.. account street
and-bridge committee .............. 11 69
ý* Respectfully submitted. "
Chas. R Egelly,
Clilton F. Davis,
J. W. Pittman.
The secretary made a verbal report
in regard to recording the map of the
town, and was instructed to await far
Councilman Egelly, chairman of the
committee appointed by this board on.
January 2d to select and secure
grounds for the waterworks and light
plant, reported progress, asked for and
wits granted further time.
On motion of Councilman Egelly,
action on the report ,of tax collector
Peck as to collection of liquor license
for 1902. was deferred till next meet
ing of this body.
On motion of Councilman Davis, the
"sum of $50 was appropriated for the
use of lie street and bridge committee,
and the secretary authorized to war
On mo.tion of Councilman Egelly,
the sum of $6 was ordered refunded
the Cumberland Telephone Co., the
-same beiungor exces3 of license collect
ed from them for the year 1901. the
lioense having been based on a greater
amount of business than was don,. as
is shown by their report for said year.
There being no further business the
board adjourned to Thursday lbthe 3h
of February. 1902, at 8 p. m.
G. M. FRANKLIN, Mayor.
T. J. POWELL. Secretary.
I nmay have on file an application
fronm some one who wants to buy a
property exactly like yours. Again,
ite I may receive snuch an application iu
to-day's mail. or in ta-morrow's mail
or next week.
THE E. J. HAMILEY REAL ESTATE
J. M,. MKENN EDY,
Lake Providence, La.
WILL PRACTICE IN
ALL THE COURTS
L, P. TISCH,
Watch-maker and Repairer,
Opposite the Bank,
Lake Providence, La.
SCOAL at Bell's Ldg.
La Eight hour laws are ignored by
of those tireless, little workers-Dr.
King's New Life Pills. Millions are
il always at work, night and day, curing
n Indigestion, Billoutsiess. Constipation,
jet Sick Headache and all Stomiach, Liver
and Bowel troubles Easy, pleasant,
- salfe, .eure. Only 26c at J . . Gue-
nard's drug store.
- To Procure the Very Best.
S So that a m nomut's reflection will
tell you why our Overcoats are supe-.
rior to the nasal ready.-made garments.
If yeol fill lo see its superiority,
show It to your wife, or some one'*
sister-women appreciate the beet
erk And.our auperiority is not ino Overr
c, eoalls alone, but iu everything we boy.
. Our stock is still nearly perfect i.
day all lines.
Money back it not suited.
Jr, Mail orders recelve prompt atteo
WARNER A 8EARLES CO.,
Is Tro BiST
5ct (iqar made.
Surateo to be of the best obsglo,.
More AAIOttOSO's are sold thee
any otbtr (Jgr Tb are kept upto
the ~tbandard of eocelleece.
-, To 9i *d thme tast eles Cigs
oa olyatibe etores of
ot wd. lut-zn.
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