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PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT
LAKE PROVIDENCE. LA.
JAMIES N. TURNER.
Publisher and ProDpretor.
SU9SCRIPTION : 9200 PER YEAR.
Saturday, March 8, 19)02.
Fifth District Levee Board.
Reclar mneelling ere.ond \VednesdaJY'5
in Irlanuary. April .July, and October, at
The southern part of the State was
visited )by a vry violent storm last
week that did great damage in differ
ent sectious. In one locality the dis
Ilat.h sayn, a large Imrn was carried
a dlitance ,f three miles and that a 1
chicken house, with the chickens in
it, was blcown cormpletely away, and
that not a vestage of the house nor
any of the chickens have bega found i
Charles Broadway Kous, the New
York millionaire dry goods merchant,
died on Sucday laot. He served in
the Confederate army and loved the
Southern cause. HIe erected at his
own expense a monument to dead
Confederate soldiers in Mount Hope
cemetery. New York city; fU-,nded a
physical laboratory at the University
of Virginia, and gave $100,000 for a
Confederate monument to be located
at Richmond, Va.
In the Mississippi Senate the other
day Igovernor Longino was Tipped
ulp the bnek in a pretty lively fash
,n l ,by one of the Senators. It was
in the penitentiary farm scandal, and
it was proved that the Govererv bad
bought a car load or so of State corn
at the low price of fifty cents a
lushel, when it could not be bought
for less than seventy cents at the
time. The Governor of course was
on tbio '"inside," anud got what be
wanted,. le has been roughly criti
cised on the filor of, the Sedate for
his connection in the matter.
The news has been sent oot from
New Orleans that "citizens of Louis
iana whose insurance has expired or
whose risks have not been rerated
within the past twelve months will
have the privilege of paying an ad
vance of 25. per cent over the rites
heretofore charged by the insurance
companies. In the other States this
advanee applies only to frame store
buildings, stocks of merchandise.an4
other especially hazardous risks, but
in Louisiana there isa law which pro
hibits discriminatioon," and the com
panies chartered in this State have
made a horizontal increase of 25 per
cent. There is also a law on bhe
statute hooks of this State which pro
hihits any con erted action among
the insurance companies, and while
no such action has been taken, the
effect is the same, as the companies
have put toe advance into effect."
The Vicksburg Post says that
"about the first part of last Decenm
her Rev. Saiquel Collins, of Enter
prise, Holmies county, Miss., who
stated that be had been a Baptist
minister since 1869, made the pre
diction that an earthquake would oc
cur in Mississippi this month on the
9th day, when all the wicked in the
commonwealth would be destroyed.
R'v. Collins claimed that the Lord
had appeared to himnt in a vision, and
stated that he was going to sink the
eniitire state of Mississipl)i, and for
all the righteous to flee to the holy
iround st York, Ala. The people
of Tennessee were warned to keep
away from the border line. Collins
wants those desirous of their personal
safety to communicate with him.
Collins said that Vickeburg was in
special danger and would be 1rop-.
pcd away down out of sight."
To-morrow is the day set by the
brother, and as we are divided only
by the great Mississippi, no doubt
the rumblings will start in sotuetime'
to-day and we can see the grand~ old
State disappear on time to-morrow.
Let the oitizens of Lake Provi
dence take pattern after the hustling
and liberal citizens of Mer Rouge.
This is tbh way the Democrat says
that Mer Rouge secured the railroad
division terminals, repair shabops &c.
" fo get the railroad built through
Mer Rouge seven men, J. B. Williams,
W. L. Dos, 0. C. Davenport, W. C.
Andrews. S. P1. Collins, Evans Tur
pin and Gee. W. McDuffy, guaran
teed free right of way to the company
from Bayou Boeuff to MeYr Rouge.
W. C. Andrews and C. C, Daven
port gave twelve and one half acres
of land for depots and yard. Later
Thos: Andrews, Jr., donated to the
railway company six acres of land
and the town of Mier Rouge doonated
ten aert of land'and S)iOOa money
to secure frelght ldyision tairtlnls.
And later, in 190 1, Mar par
chbsed and donted three a64 SG
acree of lapd'; n i 4*
The railroad. Clno5pjIs· Zsth
donationos of money adl4l3tatit4y
contractpgeed t rtteththe *o.ney
and dee~l . j.te. ( d 4Ir
Iao termtinals are ever removed from
;R IVERS AND HARBORS BILL. d
AT The rivers and harbors bill, which V'
lis of the greatest importance to b
lour country, was reported to the
house on Saturday last. It carries c,
the following items of interest to
Bogue Chitto $5000, Tchefuncta
R. river and Boguefalaye $1000, Tick
l faw and tributaries $1000, Amite
river and Bayou Manchac $2500, II
)2. Bayou Teche (7500, Bayou Vermill tl
ion $9000, Mermentau $2500; water L
hyacinth, Lom,-iana and Florida (in f0
addition to $42,000 on hand), $50,- E
y'· 000; Red river, Louisiana, Arkansas u
r, at and Indian Territory, $135,000;
lartholoniew, Louisiana and Ark- t
ansas, $5000; Bayou Boeuff $5000, t
was Tensas and Macont $2500, Bayou if
last Iafourche $7500, Calcasieu passes, sI
last mouth of the river $35,000; Black C
Ter- and Ouachita, maintenance and sur- ýr
(i's- vev, $34,000.
ried Black and Ouachita rivers, two '
it a locks and dams, one near Monroe,
I in La., and one near Roland's Raft in
(nd Arkansas $80,000 cash and $352,- 1t
954 contract. 4
nor Mississippi river, Cairo to'Passes, p
and $2,000,000 cash and $2,000,000 con
tract per year for three years, mak- i
ing provision for four years at ci
few $2,000,000 per year, total $4,000,- 'i
000. Out of this sum the Mississip.
at, pi Commission may expend during C
I to the four years $620,000, or an aver
the age annually ot $155,000 for.im
bis provement at New Orleans, mouth
ead of Red river, Natchez, Greenville, ,
Ifelena, Memphis, New Madrid and
ope Caruthersville, and also out of this c
Sa $50,000 per annum must be spent in iu
Vity dredging with the dredge boats of r
r a the commission between Cairo and
sted St. Louis.
This leaves for levees, dredging
ann revetment about $1,t800,000
annually for four years. In the last
ther bill New Orleans received $110,000 r
iped for two years, and it is placed on f
_h- the same basis in this bill in making i
a liup the estimate of $620,000 for tour e
was years, or $155,000 annually.
and For Southwest Pass, Mississippi
bad river, $75,000 cash anmi $2,750,000,
oora continuing contracts. For South
,s a Pass, the law of 1900, which gives
ight $100,000 per annum, remains in
force. This bill gives $75,000 ad
the ditional for maintenance and pur
was chase of real estate belonging to
t he heirs J. B. Eads, at South Pass.
riti- The Washington correspondent of
for the New Orleans Times Democrat
gives his paper the following inter
esting interview with Congressman
J. E. Ransdell, the able and hard
rrom working representative of this dis
Congressman Ransdell of Louis
4 or iana who is a new member of the
ated committee, has worked hard and
will faithfully for the river and harbor in
ad. terests of his state and section. He I
Mites has been up early and late, and has
left no stone unturned to obtain the
spce highest measure of assistance from
this the national government for the bet
tore terment of the waterways of Louie
an4 iana and Mississippi. While the
but showing made is most gratifying,
considering .the determination of
pro- the committee to cut the estimates
to the lowest possible notoh, Con
lave gressma ans andell regrets that he
per was not able to achieve more for his
Abe people, to further whose interests in
this direction he has practically
neglected all his other work.
tong Speaking of the results and their
thle effect upon the waterways and har
the hors of Louisiana, Mr. Ranadell
nies said to-night :
"I am disappointed at several
items of the bill. The rivers ad '
harbors act of 1896 gave the Missis
that sippi river $9,000,000 for four years,
>em. and the emergenny act of 1900 gave
iter- it $9,250,000. T'he great harbors,
such as New Orleans, Natchez.i
wo Greenville, Memphis, eto., were
ptlst especialfy provided for.at the rate of
pre- $1l25,000 per annum, which added
I oc- to the above, gave the river, from
the Cairo to the Passes $1,875,000 Iper
the annum. This bill gives $2,000,00
per annum for rivers and harbors,
yed. and out of this.amojnt must be de
Lord ducted $50,000 per year for dredg
and ing above Cairo, hence we have an
athe average of one million nine huniidred
for thousand dollars, or an annual loss,
crcompared with the five years afore
holy said of four hundred and twenty-tive
ople thoesand dollars. All friends of
keep the river will join with rme in feel
tIlins ing deeply disappointed at this re
donfal duction. The commission had re
hi commended three million dollars per
Sannium in addition to large special
sums in am for the harbors, and, in view
Irop-. of the recommendation, the large
;bt." appropriations of the past, and the
r the magnitude of the interests involved,
on1y I was not prepared for this action ofr
"I siniicerely regret that the harbor
!ti at New Orleans did not get the large
1old appropriation sought, but the com-t
rrow. mittee made generous provision for
an excellent channel o thirty-five
feet through South-west Pass. Tie
'rovi- cash allowance has been increased
tliog two hundred thousand dollars more
iuge, than was in the bill failing last year,
says so as to secure the immediate build
ing of the additional dredge under
Iroad the plan. This leaves the sum of
&c. two millions seven hundred anid fifty
ough thousand dollars in addition for
iams, contract work in Southwest Pass.
S. For maintaing South Pass to its ut
Tur- most efficiency, and in order that the
dredge boat Beta, which did such
aran- spledid service last year can be used
pany again, the amount for maintenance
age. has been increased twenty-five thous.
iveo- and dollars. Ample provision has
also been made for such lands and
Maidings belonging to the Eads
hser beirs, as the government may think
Sthe it necessary to acquire.
land "The people of Calcasieu made a
ste4 fine impression on the committees
Sand certainly deserved more for the
au jees of their river than thirty-five
thousand, but their close proximity
I * to Sahine Pase, on which so much
l! been spent, proved an insuper
s. able objection.
a ' I am muObh gratified at the pro
slon for locks and dams in the
aohits. The complete system re
7 ~iires nine locks, at a cost of one
'illion ninety nine hubondred tbous
romsd dollars, sad this bill provides I
for only .two at a cost of four hbun
LL. dred and thirty three thousand five
hundred and forty one dollars, but
these two locks and dame will be of
,ich very material benefit to navigation,
and I believe the resalts produced
by them will be so great that at
the future Congress can be induced to
ries complete the system."
JOhN. W. COOKE FOR THE
cta NAVAL OfflCE.
Ek- The New Orleans City Itea of
lite Thursday last In a lengthy article on
00, li;'pnbliran politics in Louisiana and
'ill the light between the ,,regulars" and S
tter Lily Whites for supremacy, has the
(in following to say of John W. Cooke of C
50,- East Carroll, a well known and pop
ream ular colored man .
00 * * * "'President Roosevelt is de
Lrk termined to appoint a colored man to
1r0 the naval otffice, Holland having posi C
'ively declined to take the job even
you. if offered, the Lily Whites will prob
seC, ably nominate John Cooke of East
ack Carroll parish. Cooke is as black as
sur- the ace of spades, hut takes pride in
declaring himhelf a Lily White, and he
two never sees the point of the joke. In
roe his parish Cooke is accvunted a man of
siilttaitce asid carries the respect of
both races. It is not quite clear how
52, the Williams people are going to get
over the Wood faux pas, but the re
sea, port goes that Cooke will be placed in
:()I- tominition as sootn as the Lily Whites
ak- think it ls time, and it is stated in this
at counectii,u that already representa
00,- 'ions have been made to Chairman
Sp Williams and National Committeemau
Clarke looking that way."
There is not a man in the parish
ver- I)emocrat or Republican-who would
im not like to see Cooke secure this office.
iuth It President Roosevelt is going to ap
ille, point a colored mian to the Naval
and <.ffie, which it Is said he will do. hbe
this could not appoint a more worthy
tin negro than Cooke. He has been a
t of resident of Providence for many years,
and rounning a grocery store, and has
always conducted himself well and is
respeeted by every person In our par
,ittg isb. He has a well balanced head on
,000 his shoulders, with plenty of brains,
last and has always been a conservative
000 maIn. He was a mail clerk on the river
on for several years, and resigned to go
ing in to business here, which he has con
tour ducted since then. lie was appointed
on the Board of 'l'ru-tees of the South
ern University of New Orleans, in
tppt 1891, by Governor Nicholls, and has
000, received the appointment every four
outh years since then. He has always stood
;ives well with his party, havitig been a del
4 in gate or alternate to every National
ad- Convention since 1874, and we believe
Pur. was a delegate to the Philadelphia
to convention that lnominalted McKinley
and lloosevelt, and was on the coim.
it of mittee that notified the Vice Presi
denti of his nomination.
)crat This is quite a flettering notice of a
nter negro, hut John W. Cooke is entiled
imal to every word said, and the Banner
lard- Democrat would like to see such' a
die- capable Iuan receive the appointment.
If he wished to, be could secure the
ouis- endorsement of every man in the par
the ish as to his Iiotinsty and standing.
rion- Hold On?
He Don't let go of your money until you
has get its value in return. Don't shove
the it out even when you have plenty. for
rom you might just as well save some for
bet- future use. You get a chance to save
on every purchase here.
E. J. HAMLEY REAL ESTATE
I tlf --
gates PRO ESSION AL OPTICIAN
t be Professor Moses, an expert optician,
r his has been secured by tme and can be
ts in seen at miy drug store. I guarantee
all work done by him.
:ally Everybody who so desires can have
ork. their eyes tested free of charge, andI
:heir now is the opportunily for habsving
bar weak eyes to procunre snitable glasses
adell anld save a trip ,t) the city. Prof. S.
P Moses, of Vicksburg, is well kntownt
eral over this State as a skilled optician,
aid whose work has given universal eaties
1 Spectacles relieve headache for
ars, young and ,old persons. Sue:i glasses
gave can only he obtained by being made
ort., to order, alld as It requlires some time
:Iez. to get tlhe glasses, parties desiring to
were avail thenmelves of this ltptorttiily
te of will please call at onice. Prof. Moses
Ided is well recomtmenided, atnd is equiiped
roto with all the modern and up. o-date
mechanical appliances for cotrrect fit
ting of spet areles anid eye gln-ses. Per
0,00 fect sat ifactiol guaranteeId. OffIlee
tors, hours, 9 i. m. to 5 p on. Heware ol
de imupoeters who are ui~ine his Inamne.
edg- J.S (GUENARD,
ia Gue(;eI rdl' I)rug Store.
loss, Headache otften results from a dis
fore. ordered condition of the stomtach and
-ve constipatlioni of the bIowels. A dose
s of or two of Chamlberlain's Sitomach ant
Liver Tabletse will correct these disor
fe ders and cure the headache. Sold by
Sre J S. Gueuard, drggiit.
Sper A Busy Beason0
ec Is the result tof a hard struggle to
bring in the business. We :uae always
arge at it; so the results are only natura).
the We ..watLui ihe couners"-and the entds
-ed, -every point to be sure the best in~er
In of eets of our customers are protected.
THE E J. HAMLEY REAL ESTATE
Com- Remarkable Cures of Rhenmatism.
for The editor of the Vindicators i has
-five had occasion rto test the e/lcacy of
T'he C'hamberlain's Pain BLlim twCe with
ased the roost remarkable results in each
more I case. First, with iheutnatisin in tlhe
ear, shoulder from which he suffered ex
uild cruciating pain bor tenl ds, whlichli
nder was relieved with two applicatolnns of
Pain Balm, rubbing the paris afflicted
n of and realizing instaut benetifl ant entire
ifty reliefl in a very short time. Second,iu
for rheumatismn in thigh joint, almost
Pass. prostrating him with severe paiin,
is ut- which was relieved by two appllca
it the tloni, rubbing with the -itiiniet on
such retirlting at ntight, anid getting tip free
used frotn pain. "For sale by J. S. (;ueoard,
boUs- - ---
has Workin 24 Hou.s a Day.
atid There's no rest for tho,,e lireless litl
Eads tle workere--Dr. King's New Life
biuk Pills. Millions are~ lwag bu-y, cur
ing Torpid Liver, Jauedice, Hilious
ide a nea, Fever and Agtue They banish
tteeSick leadache, drive out Malaria
tees Never gripe i,r weken. Sall. taste
rthe ninoe, work wondert. Try theln. 25be
-five at J. S. Gelatrd's drug store.
u-ch A Hor-ible Outbreak.
"O)f large sores oil mly little daugh
ter's head developedl ilto a case of
pro- *cald hiead" wrlies C. D. Isbill of Mor
the ganton, Teni., but Bucklllen's Artuics
n re- balve coumpletely cured l her. Il's a
one guaranteed ctire for Eceuaa, Tei'e er,
toue- Salt, Rheutl,n Pin'itile, tores, Uleerm
rides and Piles. Oilly 25 cenl ati J. S. Gue
bul- I nard's drug trorn.
J. S. MILLIKIN'8
MAMMOTH - STORE
Continues to Sell all Goods at
Stetson Hats, Fancy Line Lsdies' Hos'e
Genuine Guiot Suspenders All Styles Ladies' Belts
Negligee Shirts All Wool Shirt waists
Corliss Coon Collars Valenciennes Lace
Gent's Kid Gloves. All sizes C. B. Corsets
Tailor made Clothing a Specialty.
We carry all kinds of Butterick Patterns.
The New Royal Machines.
The Old Hickory Wagons.
King Heaters and Cooking Stoves.
Furniture and Hardware.
YOU CAN GET ANYTHING
SEE US FOR
Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran,
And all kins of Feed Stuff at the best prices.
Take advantage of the Bargains we are
---J. S. MILLIKIN--
SW. are. pleased with our business venture.
It is ground breaking time--see us for a complete
line of implements--LABOR SAVING--and all
, other kinds. We dont ask you to buy, but,
GET OUR PRICES.
Drop in and let us talk to you about making your
home attractive and inviting without laying out
much money. We can show you handsome Iron
Beds, all kinds of furniture, fine Ranges, fine
u Stoves and many indispensable things for the
AND THE PRICES TO SUIT.
E Next week we will receive a shipment of the
The best Range made, and guaranteed in every
SWE HAVE IN STOCK:
Shot Guns, ,Carpenters' Tools,
SWinchester Rifles, Blacksmith Supplies,
Shells, All parts for Buggies,
Cartridges, All parts for Wagons,
BuEilders' Hardware, Shelf Hardware, Pipes
of all Sizes, Tin and Granite Ware,
LAKE IPROVIDENCE HARDWARE CO,
Y.& M, V, R, R. COMPANY,
Schedule of Pasenger Trains.
EFFEC'I'IVE NOON, I)ECEMBER 8th, 1901.
No. 26, New Orleans 10:25 p. m. Vicksburg, 6:45 a. m.
Vickshurg, - 7:30 a.m. Memphis, 4:30 p. m.
No. 6, New Orleans, 4:00 p.m. Vickeburg, 12:15 a. m.
SVickshurg, - 12:20 a.m. Mempbis, 7:15 a. m.
No. 36, Vicksburg, - 3 p.m. Greenville, 7:00 p. m.
No. 23, Memphis, - 8:30 a. m. Vicksburg, 6:05 p. m.
S Vickshurg, - 9:;30 p. m. New Orleans, 6:00 a. in.
No. 5, Memphis, - 7:40 p. m. Vickaburg, 2:15 a. m.
Vicksburg, - 2:25 a.m. NewOrleans, 9:55 a. im.
S No. 21, Vicksburg, - 3:00 a. m. NewOrleans, 5:25 a. m.
No. 35, Greenville, - 6:00 a.m. Vicksburg, 10:00 a. m.
SSteeping Car service on 23 and 26 betwecu New Orleaua s and Mlouroe. via
VA, Q. PEARCE, C, P, & T, A.,, Vicksburg, Miss,
- L.F. MON'I'GOMERY. T. P. A., Jackson, Miss"
DR. W. B. PIERCE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Oflice-up-stairs in Pittman building
All calls answered promptly-day
W. D. BELL and
C. W. SHROPSIIRE,
Physicians and Surgeons,
Calls answered promptly, day and
J. M. KENNEDY,
Lake Providence. La.
WILL PRACTICE IN
ALL THE COURTS
Taken up on Lost Island plantation. No
vanlber .NIl. one red and wbhite spotted
bull. about two vears old; has no brand or
marks. Owner can get same by proving
property and paying 'osts.
GARNER & WATTS.
Lost Island plantation.
Lake Providence, La., Feb. 22. 1902.
State of Louisiana. Parish of East Carroll,
Ninth District Court-No. 618.
W. B. Thompson & Co., vs. W S. Brown.
g By virtue of a writ of Seizure and Sale to
me directed by the Honorable Ninth Dis
3 trick Court for the parish of East Carroll
aforesaid. in the above entitled cause, I
_ will proceed to sell at public auction, at
the door of the Court House. in the town
of Providence. Fast Carroll parish, La., on
Saturday, the 15th day of lartc , 1902,
between the hours presenrbed or law, all
the right, title and Interest of W. S. Brown
in and to the following described property,
Part of lots or fractional sections Nos.
fifty-two, thirty and thirty-one of Town
ship No. twenty-one, North range No.
twelve. East. containing about fifty acresa
hounded on the north by the Edgewood
plantation: south, by Hagaman plantation;
east. by Phil McGuire's plantation: west, by
the Shepherd or Ikerd tract. situated in
the parish of East Carroll. State of Loui.
iana. together with all the buildings and
improvements thereon, and all appurten
ances and rights of way thereto belonging,
seized in the above suit
Terms of sale-cash without the benefit
J. W. DUNN, Sheriff.
Sheriff's office, Providence, La.. Feb. 4th,
1902. Feb. 8, 6t.
COAL at Bell's Ldl.
%- ---, fetW
GENTS' - FURNISHING -GOODS r
The Fixnest Line of Clothing Car- den
* ried in the City. * the
Ladies' Dress Goods, o
Hats, Caps, Boots and
and Hunting Coats.
Trunks, Valises and Hand Bags,
CANNOT BE SURPASSED. in
Call on me Before Purchasing Elsewhere
W. B. THOMPSON. P. L. MoOAY d
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
NO. 808 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, : : Louisiana. F
THE BEER THAT MADE MILWAUEE!
For fifty years Schlitz beer has been brewed at Milwaukee. From
this city it goes to the remotest parts of the earth. The sun p
never sets on Schlitz agencies. Civilizes men do not live where (
Schlitz beer is not standard. People now demand a beer thfat is
healthful, and that demand calls for Schlitz. Every barrel is 1
filtered-every bottle is sterilized. A beer that is pure is healthful.
That il Schlitz..
Every First Class place handles Schlitz.
IS THE BEST
5ct @igar made.
Guarantee to be of the best Tobacco.
More SABO)ROSO'S are sold than
any other Cigar Ihey are kept up to
'y the standard of excellence.
You can find these first class Cigars
only at the stores of
GEO. W. McKEE,
and R. L. McKEE & Co.
s FINE DRESS GOODS
5, 10. 15 and 20ct counter where
many useful article can he found
worth double the money.
We are on Lake street right across
from the corner of Sparrow street.
CITY BARBER SHOP,
W .11. MABEN ........... Proprietor
at Popular Prices.
Agent for Memphis Steam Laur.nry.
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.
l iHold your purchases of mules
wo. until our stock arrives.
at HOTEL PIAZZA,
on VICKSBURG, - - MISS.
02, UNDEIR N~EW MANAGEMENT
! . A BOND,
sO. Pro oprItet rS
'eaO The entire Hotel has been cleaned
rood and re-furnished. The services of a
o first class Steward-has been secured
d is and the table will be kept up to the
an highest standard.
ea-- siPatronage solicited and satis
IOng faction guaranteei.
If. FOR SAlE.
4th, Two pair of Po!nd Chin pigs, at
$12.00 per pair.
- B. aR. cookerls, at $100 to $1.50
each. GEO. 8 OWEN,
SBnekh's Bend; L_
Queen & Crescent
The Best Line
TT'VICT.EE SE IR.CA
- IN TH E--
North acnd. EIast.
The Summer 'rourist's favorite
line via Lookout Mountain.
GEO. H:SMIT'rl,G. P A.,
New Orle~e, La.
R. J. ANDERSON. A G. P. A.
New Orleane. Ta.
R. W. BONDS. rT. P. A.
Lake Providence -. I,,
Keeps on band a large arsortment of
Burial Caskets, Nwr, Plain and Orna
mental Metallic Cases and Wooden
Coffins Made and Trimmed to.Orde,
ST. JAMES A. M. .E. CHURCH.
9 a. m.-Sundav school.
It a. m.-Preachlng.
3 p. m.--Clase Meeting.
8 p. m.-Preaching.
RIV. .. L. ELBERY, P. C.
S. FULGUM. S. 8- Sut,
Memphis and Vicksburg
11 For Lake Providence, Greenville,
Arkansas 0Ct4, Helena,"
and All Way Landing,-'
eB W. TI Nowland. ............Master
F. J. Darragh ..............Clbrk'
Wednesday at 5p. m.
Leaves Vicksburg every Saturday
at 12 m.
S. YAMCEr BaLL, ED. NowiLAV, Jr.,
.T Agent. G. F. & P. A.,
Lake Providence. Memphis.
is-1RI4 nTS .-,.
Anyone sending a skretc And decritinn m. .
quickly ascertain uot opinin free wnother ,:i k
- tnentinn isproIab7`b bpe. Comn~unlcn.
tlon strictlyomnddU nUl. iUidokoii Ptent
PgWtt taken tbrotý , •& ,, .lve
50 A. bandonmel~y nlah rd W p .hýivetiiC
eautlon of any scienta l.. -5LTWr.e
year; tmnr months, IL eo0d by all newedealers.
rU gN Co,,,,,,,-. New York
MIDLaortqlO ~ ur p
What a Non-Resident Thinks of
,thu4tere of Lake Providence.
(OSaturdav ,ast Mr. W. L. Blake
of ~i.,;ouis. who knows every landing
on hblh sides of the Misais.;ppi river.
betw'eewn St. Louis and New Orleans,
having made seventeen annual trips
down the river. called at our office
with a view of investing in Like Provi
dence real estate.
We showed him our long list of prop
erty ahd in a few minutes he decidel.
E. take a number otf lots in ou New'
Providence Addition. We closed a.
deal with him.
Mr. Blake thinks that Like Provi
dence has a brighler future tlan any
town on this side of the river and
that it will be '1IIlE town on the new
Gould railroad now being built.
We have felt for sometine that Lake
Providence had a bright future. and
our opinion has been strengthpletd
when sucht a man as Mr. Blake decides
to put hisj money in Lake Providence
PAY DIRT. *
TilE E .1T HAMI.EY REAL ESTATE i
STORMS AND FLOODS.
Tign-etsemortst, March 2nd.
The present winter has been a sevre
one thrIloughoultlt the coitutrvy. atttl ionly
in the tiiitter of prolonged and ex
tretue onldabtrt in o imnher and tierce
nes, of the storlms that have followet'" "
each other in r:tpt'l sticcessiotn. Take
last week. for int:tauce. It betu with
throughout the North and East. Un.
equalled in violence for nearly twenty
years, For several days the great City
of Philadelphia was cut tiff from the
world, its itiu~ness and industries par
alyzed; anjd mauy lives were sacrificed
in the blizzard. There was scarcely a
large city in the East that did not send
in some causalities front tangled wires
by the storm.
This was qmickly followed by a viol
ent storm on the Pacific coast, which
caused wreck, boss of life and disaster;
an id now Clmes a third storm, the uar
ticulars of wh'ch were Given rester
I day, ravaging the South Atlantic, ex
tending fronm the Ohio Valley to the
oceatn and over the greater part of
Tennessee, Kentuteky. Ohio, Pennsylva
nits. West Virginia, North and South
'aroliua. Georgia, Alabama and'
S Florida In most of those Status rail
road traffic was suspended, buildings
swept away, even the State Capitol of
Florida pa'rtially destroyed. Many of
to the towns tire tunider water and in colm
plete darkness, their electric light and
wga orsts w flooded. Ileading, Pa, de- -
clares it the worst storm tt has known
since 1850: Lebanou, Pa., the worst
flood in its history. The streams are
all ott of it channels and rising rapid
ly. At Johnstown. Pa., the people
have fled to the hill to)ps for safety.
Newhaven, Pa., is completely unuier
water, antd Harrisonblurg, McKees
port, Bedford, Conuellsville. New
Castle and Oil City are all threatened
with disastrous flotds. The South At
lantic and Central States report much
the same condition of affairs. It has
been a week of stoirms and floods sold
ont before equalled in this country or
extending over a wider stretch of coun
1 While the winter in Southern Lotu
isiana has been on the whole slightly
severe titan ustal, this section has, by
comparison, enjoy ed splendid weather.
It ha,s escaped .all the severe tempests,
although several have come within two
or three huntlred miles of New Or.
leans There has been no loss of iTle
or propert v by the storms and little
if ai' suffering. The country around
New Orle:uts has again demonstrated
that it is outsile of the storm belt;,and is
relatively s.afe from the tornadoes that
sweep down fruom the Rockies or those
$that conme up from the G(;lf. and it ha.
ht id fewer of them than perhaps any
large city in A mnrica,
Bu t, while we can cltim immutnity
in this pi it. n, are rvally. interested
oni the stirmts that hIavI visited the
cotunitr i' th ll trtih. ast andl W('st of
us. T'he people of the lower Missis
its si.ph Valley halive a direct and person
al int rest in the weather of nearly the
entire Union. forait)oler or later, per
haps months ifterwVarls, they must
hear t he hbrut onf the snow and rain
stormts wheever they may fall within
the great vatlle.y of the ftdther of wa
They will read, thirefolre, the storm
news frm all these points with deep
intrsrst to see.how it is likely to affebt
the Misatlstapt in its spring floods, and
hIow high we can ciuiit oil the river go
ing. What are the prospects for: a
At first blush the outlook may ap.
pear unpromising. A ugreat deal of
water has fallen andt a great deal of
snow is piltli up in all parts of the
couiintry. A hundred streams are now
in flood. and when the accumulated
sntow melts their numhber will be in
creased. Butt if we look over the atlas
mIore carelully we will see that the
lI lisimilspj)i is afTected only slightly,
andt that the bulk of the s5ow anti rain
will empty into the South Atlantic and
Snot pour by New Orleans into.the
of Gulf. The great storm of the earlier
)a:rt of the week was countined almosat
a xcelusively ti territory draining into
i Atlaptic starents. Eastern Pennsylva
de niscaught the worst, and the Dela
ware, Schlnylkill ani other rivers are in
f,,itl. Andti again, in the storm of
Frilda. the South Atlantic States
enfirrvd mast. 'T'he lissisaippi Valley
did ntt woolly esiape, it is true, but it
got only a tractitnal of the rainfall.
The rain ini Pennsylvania has swollen
C. Allegtheny, Monnigahela and other
tributaries of the Ohio. 'There is like
ly tuo ie a tlol at Piitsbnrg. and it
will mnak.e it~elf felt hilong the entire
leingth )of lie Ohio. That ritver will
cotch it from another quaftar, for Fri
day's storm has sent the Tennossee,
Cumuberttul snd,+ other tributaries
,,booming." We may look, therefore,
(,ir a fre~het in the Ohio; htit this is
ntthuntg tnnuuah. No spring ever
passes witlhout at least one ()Ohi, fresh
ster et, snit, ft a Ilat ter of fact, we usual
lik ly have two or three every year since
rory the tdestr tction of forests along the
n. Otu o salt the better drainage of the
ty land hs r'sailtel ii pOarintg all the
rnihfatl itl, theku streams within a few
J data of its f:llng' Buit while a rise ia
A, the Ohio, .ake iself felt in the lower
. liesissippi alone, it is not dangerous
ant i,,o lhiiier creates apprehension.
['he ()hio is the only triltary that
promises ius a freshet, and it is not a
freliet" of un:tsual proportious. but
otne thit will nl exeite great influence
Ion the lowet Mississippi. In fine, the
sitalion is not one that will canuse ,bhe
least.anxioty in the alluvial land, of
the Mis.sitiipi. We will have a mod
erate elirinig sise, btt one that we esn
fihlly takecare of in the present condi
ma tion of our lerees. It is not going to.
0. be a food year.
. parlis Conn Coller---4t lookp wIpl
t fe'l-l balle. It., wears best. It il
S heap attd Wrli plvse you. J.S.+MII
ler ki. n thea exclsive agent ' for thil
4r unperb brand of collarst. lie can - O