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FISH, OYSTERS AND GELERY!
LEAVE YOUR ORDERS WOW.
;FINE WINES AND LIQUORS FOR THIE HOLIDAYS.
No Charge for Jugs.
saturday, Dec. 27, 1902.
Clifton F. Davis,
ERteal Eastaei te Agt.,
LaLke Providence. La.
HAVING JUST FINISHI1D A COMPLIrT
'BSTRsACT OF ALL "HE LANDS IN EAS1
CARROLL. I AM PREPARED TO FURNISH
*&BSTACTS OF TITLES ON SIIOrRT NOTICE,
rE. WAYL ES BRO WNE,
STKNOORAPHER AND NOTARY PUILIC.
Irncal and Parisuh FewM. -
The places of business will be
Lake ,treet is where much
'work is needed.
"Peace on earth and good will
A Merry Christmas and a Hap
tpy New Year to you.
It looks like the weather ,is
"against our merchants.
There is- to be a dance at the
Opl)era House to-night.
It will soon be the time of year
'to turn over a new leaf.
Tom and Jerry will greet, you t
at PhiPs this morning.
That one thousand dollar whis
,key license was a corker.
The oil mill purchased four of t
Caldwell's mules last week.
Levee street ditch is in a horri
ble fix, but no attention is paid to
Santa Claus made many al
"sweet.Jittleheart happy this morn
See the notice of Mr. J. H.
';Cooper published in another col
' amn. V
The river is rising rapidly.
SHow high it is going to go no one
'fee the proceedings of the
Police Jury published in another
'There will be a criminal term t
of court on .the first Monday in t
Let us take up the. proposition
Wade by the Fischer Jefferson
Christmas services will be held
this morning at the Catholic anda
. Mr. J. C. Bass went' to. Vicks
burg last Friday on the Delta, re
.turning on the same boat.
If a fire was to break out it is t
doubtful if the fire, engine could
tbe pulled through the streets. o
Monday, Tuesdayand Wednes
day were beautiful days, and the
Imerchants did a large business.
Let there be - no drinking or S
-carousing to-day, but spend X
'Christmas as it shohld be spent. s
We issue the Banner-Democrat
;-this morning so that we can have
a little ileasures of the Christ
mas seasoRn h
'Mr. R. L. Hill, of the firm of J. h
~V. HillL6 Bro. will leave for St. ti
Louis. to-dIorrow, where he ex
;pectsto'spend a few days.
Our popular Con'tressmanHon. a
Jos. E. Ransdell, earrivcd from h
Washington las-iSUnd y to sperl a
'"the holidays at home. e
The publie sahool cloectd on P',
Tuesday fat the holidays, and will tC:
uot open again until -the first I
Monday in January. g
Miss Isabell Montgomery, -who tt
Shas been visiting friends in New I
Orleans for the past rtionth, was b
welcomed home on Tuesday.
The mails have been very large be
for the past few days. -Mrs. Tay
lor and her asesistant, Miss Rous,
-,are both pretty well Worked down.
FINE XMAS GOODS,
We would be pleased to hlave you call at our
Jewelry Store and inspect our line l1f goods. You
will find them equal to any in the ImLarket. They
are of the best quality and most. eloeantt designs
an1(l suitable for wedding presenuts, as also for
Christmas Souveniers. VOur.")ri.ces :re modoerate
anIl our guarantee on goods are ii lu uestionablle.
Should you desire anything in our line that we
have inot in ;tock, we will he pleased to order same
for you, subject to your approval.
I Mr. Tom Powell, who is attend
e Iing the State University, arrived
last Sunday to spend the hotlidays
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.
Mr. C. M. McAlpine, of the
Bend, gave us a pleasant call on
Monday. He says .he made a
good crop of cotton, but has lots
of it yet in the field.
S:The patrons of Roberta school,
with the assistance of the teach
er, Miss Elodee Brown, are fixing
to have a pretty Christmas tree
next Monday evening.
Don't forget that the ladies of
the Episcopal church will serve!
their usual New Year ,dinner.
Every one knows what fine din
'ners the ladies get pp.
'r. Samt Marks will soon move
'to his new building, where he
will have'a nice place for a. res
taurant. It is something that
Providence has long needed.
The many friends of Felix Tay
lor will by sorry to learn that he
is not able to be out yet. It has,
been over five weeks now . since
he was taken down with fever.
Master Vail Montgomery re
turned from. Sewanee' last Wed
nesday to spend the holidays
with his mother and sisters.
Vail looks well and has grown
Anbther blunder by the Town
Council: The assessment of the
town was completed in June, but
the twenty days notice to proper
ty holders as the law directs, was
Mr. Arrol Ashbridge left last
week for Birmingham,Ala., where
he will enter a business college.
\\ hile away his mother and sister
will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
What is more pleasant than to
make exchanies of presents to
rriends and loved ones. It mat- !
ters no(t how small or intrinsic the
present may be, it shov s a token
of love and friendshir,.
Misses MinaFranklin,Julia Mur
phy and Rozella Crabtree, threeI
young ladies who are attending
iSt. Francis Xavier Academy in
Vicksburg, returned Tuesday to
spend the Christmas at home.
Captain R. N. Rea, of Alabama
plantation, purchased the hand
some white horse Mr. Caldwell
had in his stables. Captain Roa
has a pretty unimal. and has. fine
'traveler in harness -and under
One thing that has been notice
able this season is that no corn
has been hauled to town for sale,
as in past years. This shows the
country to be in a good fix when
,planters and tenants do not have
to dispose of their corn.
There will be some. peo'sns to
go out of the whisky husiness on
the first of the New Year.
We are glad to learn that Eliza
beth, the little daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Mack Goodwin is much I
better. Their little daughter has
been quite sick.
Attend divine worship to-day. I
For the Same Reason.
+'I never understood why they called
it angel cake."
"Simple as peach pie. They call it
angel cake because-well, for the same
reason they call the railroad the New
"I (Ion t tumble."
"Why, the railroad takes you to New
Not in His Line.
"What is his status in this commun
ity, if I may ask?"
"He ain't got none that I ever heerd
on. He run a grocery for awhile down
to the Corners, but if he ever had any
status there 'twa'nt kep' out in sight
where anybody could see it."--Chicago
"Oh, yes," replied the bright'and
scientific young mother, "I always give
Clifford 25 cents when I spank him.
'The best authorities are quite agreed
that punishing a child for nothing
tends to confuse his ethical ndtioas."
Assistant-Here's a man writes to
the paper and wants a remedy for cold
Editor--Cold feet, eh? Oh. tell him
to saturate well ini gasoline and touch
gently with a lighted mateh.-N. Y.
I There's something strange you must admit.
About a woman's age;
Up to a certain pe'rod it
Is on a hidden page.
Or, if she tells it, she'll take oft
A dozen years or so,
Unless she lives to ninety-some,
And then, as sure as kingdom come,
She's a hundred and rive," you know.
ON THE STrREET.
Confiding Carrie-Where's dat nickel
I loaned yer?
Pete the Plunger-I had bad luck on
the street yesterday. A bull movement
in coppers caused' a considerable flurry
in craps. an' I wuz wiped out. See?
N. Y. Sun.
The grass is green,
The violet hiue,
TWhy dor't the) put oysters
In an oystcr stew?
"Why, Jimmie, you're smoking one ]
of papa's oigars!" ]
"Sure! 1 heard ma tell him he'd kill
himself smokin' so many, so I'm tryin'
to save his life."-N. Y. Jburnal.
Jaggles--He never takes his wife out
in his auto.
Waggles-No doubt he's afraid to
have two unmanageable things on his I
hands at once.-Judge.
Just a Gues.
Bacon-He says he never can forget
his alma mater; what does he mean.
Egbert--Oh, I guess he means his
mother-in-law.-Yonkers Statesman. '
Don't forget the New Year din- (
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o w dot know B hy no
tition. If they fit and have style about them, they are well made,
Everybody likes to wear good clothes; every man, every 4
y woman, every child. They like to feel that the garments they havend
have stywer made terms arm; it's a satisfaction that's worth payinble. for
S We are in the tailoring business. We show a carefully selected
lome tailorve hundred charoige pattetoo much for it; prhall andps they need ther Wool
Smoney;,we don't know. But-hy no rs
1 After you have selected the pattern for a suit of clothes, all
you can get in it at any price is style and fit. You may say that in 4
S addition tCe garments should be well made; but that's only a repe
tition. If they fit and have style about them, they are well made,
you may depend upon that; and if they are well made, they it andpprecia
All garments made to exact measurements, in the clean, light
have style; the terms are inseparablek-rooms; no sweat-shop labor; no fancy
prices; no failre in the tailoring business. We show a ciely selectedg
S line of some five hundred choice patterns in Fall and Winter Wool.
S ens. These are from.
The Royal Tailors Ba . k,
CHICAo O, U. S. A.
and the handle all our tailoring ordess . The ne goods1902 are truly
CAPITAL STO.K $50,000 PAID UP.
SDEME POS SUITS ND OVERCOATSE, 0,6.81.
SancYS' SUITS ND OV. ERCOATS
All garments made to exact measurements, in the clean, lightme depit
IV-,- and wholesome Royal work-rooms; no sweat-shop labor; no fancy
from prices; no failing to atisf. Se the Royal ine-eusatthe your jo OUR per
cent. ment-that's llweak.
This Ban is N t istit , wit ome NT. at all times
underS. J NE S upei rthes. . ernment. HAMLE sto ickholders-P thereof.
who re ibe fr J. WALKER, ashier.
a Tiee First your atioa Baik,
oýf I.alaJe xrovicenoe, - . I u L
hegtun business July 14, 1902.
CAPITAL STOCK $50,000 PAID UP.
DEPOSITS UP:'TO DATE, "$50,536.31.
W. S. Jones, W. H. Benjanmin, F. X. Ransddll, E J. Hamley, R. J. Walker,
Y~,ncev Bell, J. S. Guneuard.
2"A SavingR Iennrtment wis recently estah!ished in hls Bank; time dep6sits
fromi $l.O0 upwarids will bit receive at any time, and interes= at the rate of FOUR per
cent, allowed oua them,.
This Banit is a Giovernmnent inStitution, with home capital. at all times
tlnler the supervisio4n 4)I t 1w U. S. government. The stockholders thereof. ]
who are reeoo!,ible for doni e the ainounot of their stock, ask you for a liberal
share of your busIiness.
NEW YEAR DINNER.
Mrs. Wm. Rous, president of
the LadieS Guild of the Episcopal
church, wishes us to say that the
Guild with have their New Year
dinner as usual, and that it will
be up to the high standing 'of
those in the past. The ladies
serve a fine dinner and only
charge the small sum of 50cts,
which is reasonable enough. The
object for which these annual
dinners are gotten up are lauda
ble and every person in the town
and country should not fail to
take their New Year dinner with
the ladies. Remember that next
Thursday from 1 to 4 p. m., the
ladies will be pleased to see every
one and serve them with dinner.
Mr. J. D. Guyton and son, Mr.
Frank Guyton, of Kansas City,
arrived on Sunday and spent
several days with Mr. Caldwell,
their manager here. Mr. Guyton
is the president of the Guyton
Harrington Mule Co., and- has
branch stables in a great
many cities and towns in the south
and west.Mr. Guyton has his own
stables here, and will tear them
'down immediately and will erect
a fine building, with a brick front
and the other part of corrugated
iron. It will have a front of 120
feet and a depth of 92 feet, and
will be an up-to-date stable. Mr.
Guyton said he saw a bright fut
ure for our town and there was
nothing that could keep it from
growing. He said he intended to
keep his sales stables open the
year round instead of only a few
months in the year.
Bayou Cooke Oysters and Salt
Water Fish packed in ice-al
ways on hand. Call early.
Those wishing fish and oysters
regularly. should leave their or
ders with me in advance,
The little steamer Gate City
brought hundreds of passengers
Monday, Tuesday and Wednes
day to do their shopping. The
Gate City is a safe and, comfor
table little boat to travel on.
Any size, age or price.
Call at my sales stables and
see the finest lot of horses and
mules ever brought to this mar
TlTIJ~ PPRICES ARE '1RIGHT
HE: POUND A CURE.
R. II. Foster, 318 S. 2d street,'` Slt
Sake City, writes: .I ha ve been both
fred with dysipepsia or indigestion for
21 years, have IrieId mlanly doctors
without relief, but I have found i etire
in Ile.aline. I recommend it to all my
friuiids, who are affre alitee that way. and
it is curing themi too. 500 at Gue
nard's drtug s re.
The Busness League met on
Monday and adjourned until after
the holidays, when there will be
something doing. Mlr. Jos. L.
Fischer, of the Fischer-Jefferson
Lumber Co., laid before the meet
ing a proposition to build and
equip a railroad from Providence
down to Monticello, a distance of
about twenty miles, if the town
would vote him a 5-mill tax for
ten years and the property own
ers whose property is adja
cant to the road will donate 20cts
on every acre owned by them.
The proposition is said to be a
liberal one; and it will certainly
be the making of the town in ac
cepting the proposition and vot
ing the tax. Thd Monticello coun
try is the finest in the parish, and
with a railroad reaching there, it I
would soon be a magnificent
planting section. Such a rail- a
road would not only benefit the I
town, but .every one living in that I
part of the country,.
Oua Dua A2IuMAs.
Hark throughout Christendom joy bells are
From mountain and valley, o'er land aad
Sweet choral melodies pealing and thrilliag,
Echoes of ages from far Galilee;
Christmas is here,
Merry old Christmas,
Gift-bearing, heart-touching, joy-bringing
Day of grand memories, king of the year.
In volume majestic deep anthems are peal.
Harmonies heavenly swell on the air;
Lofty and lowly in brotherhood kneeling.
Peasant and prince mingle praises aad
Christmas is here.
Christ-bearning, life-giving, soul.saving
Day of food memories, king of the year.
Tender rembrances softly are stealing
Over the souls of the weary and worn;
Mists of the past, full of balm and of heAl
Soethiug the sorrow of sad and forlorn;
Chtistmas is here.
Grief-soothiug. heart-cheering, hope-bear.
Day of sweet memories, king of the year.
Day of the poor, bringing Jesus the lowly,
Bearer of burdens and giver of rest.
Comforter. Savior. Redeemer most holy;
Clw:istlanity's birth-time, eternally blest;
Christmas is here,
Faith-raising. love-bearing. all-blessing
Sweetest and holiest day of the year.
January W;ea ,,
DeVoe ar 1903 is
likely to c .ric weath
er. Ther drought in
some secti too mluch rain
in others. 'I'iis unequal distribu
tion is likely to cause severe local
storms. 1st to 6th, snow or rain,
followed by cold wave, moderat
ing on the 6th. 7th to 9th, a
storm over the Mississippi valley
will cause local snow and rain
storms, followed by cold wave
from 10th to 11th. 12th to 15th,
a storm will form over the lower
Mississippi Valley and move
northeastward, causing rain over
the Gulf and south Atlantic
states, and, snow over the north
ern and New England states.
16th to 19th, cold and blustry.
20th to 23rd, a storm will form
over Texas and move northeast
ward, causing snow blockades
over the western states, land rain
over the southern and eastern
states. 24th to 27th, cold wave.
28th to 31st, a storm will form
over the Gulf ,of Mexico and
move up the Atlantic coast, caus
ing snow from Georgia to Maine,
followed by a very cold wave.
'Protect orange trees,
Mr. Andrew Nelson, one of our
best and steady carpenters, who
' has the respect and confidence of
our citizens, will be married to
r day at Evans plantation, near
Goodrich's landing to Miss Selma
s .A Nelson. daughter, of Mr. and
E. Mrs. John A. Nelson. Rev. Mr.
il Boberg will perform the cere
mony. 'Mr. and Mrs. Nelson
will occupy the residence formal
ly owned by Mrs. Ashbridge sut
on the lake. The Banner-Demo
crat extends congratulation, and
long life and prosperity.
The river gauge to-day reads
26.20, which shows that there is
just feet more 'water than
there was on the same date last
year. The highest the river ever
r.eached was on when the
gauge read . If the levees
had not commenced to give way
there is no telling how high the
river would have went.
S Last Saturday from 6 a. m. to
1 1 p. m. the rain came down in
- torrents and it was thought that
the jig was up as far as business
I was concerned, but after that
hour it cleared up and the san
came out, the town soon filled up
and there was a good business
t done until late in the night. The
merchants felt better,
The two youig sons and the
Sdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M.
Nelson of Benham, returned Sun
Sday to spend the holidays with
their parents. One of his sons is
attendinrg Tulane and the other
the State University, while Miss
Nelson is attending the North
Texas Female C(llege atSherman.
SThe Lake Providence packet
Gate City brought to Providence
on Monday, Tuesday and Wed
nesday nearly six hundred peo
pie from the Mississippi side of
the river and up ground' Wilson
Point. These people left a good
lot of money with our merchants:
Mr. and Mrs.' J. H. Hen
ley, and their daughter, Miss
M argueritte, left last Sunday for
Searcey, Ark., their old home,
where they will reside. We re
gret to see them leave, and hope
to see them return again to our
The steamer Della on her last
;trip put off seven hundred pack
ages at Purdy's and ore hous
and packages at Bell's. Seven
teCn hundred packages by one
boat ia pretty good for Pro,1