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PUBLBISHED EVERT SATURDAY AT
LAKE PROVIDENCE. LA.
D. L. MORGAN. Editor.
.TIMfES N. TURNER,
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tUBStCRIPTION: $200 PER YEAR.
iaturday. - May L27 - - lhi;
TI1L TENSAS BASIN LEVEE.
We tiul,iih ;i ti neek the perti -
nont ,leter at tl:i jincti,,n of lien.
R. II. Stnvd.r of "''e!ia:- :, which ap
rearel a few days ago, in the Tlmnes
I elllnocral .
The limited I:ne of levee to be
attendtld to in a district. comlosed
of seven parishes with ;ample funds
at connillantl, wouil lead every one
to siitipose ti at the etnc!aiikiinkents
Vwonl be Iade filly 'il're, high
al. strong ciuolh to witstaniid all
weal an1 tear, and water pressure
brought again't themi; but the re
verso of wh.at oight to be is the
iresent diastiu )s condition of
things in t.he district.
It was iaturally expected that the
expensive- lesson of last years' over
flow not only of the 'T'ensas Basin,
but also a large portion of the Fifth
Levee District, wonld be learnedl to
some lractical lpurpose by the Basin
Boari and a like recurrence of over
flow prevented; but the condition
this year is really i orse than that of
lst year. There is evidently a
sr:eev looe soniewhere in the man
agenlent of levee aff::rs from the
,Lou,,siaita R Amos bayou, and
it is II to have to endure losses
var aft, , year frmi the seeming
Si, 'ni, - s of tl,oe in authority over
I he i,.\ Cs in Chicot and Desha coun
tics, A: i.anusas, while our levees ex
teindint along a line of 250 milcs are
held intact '·i only four parishes
in the district to keep the line up
with some outside as sistance. As
we have stated there isa screw loose
somewhere, and the sooner it is
tightened up to stay tight, the better
it will be for the safety and satisfac
tion of the whole country from the
Arkansas line to the mouth of Red
River. There is no good reason, or
tangible excuse can possibly be of
fered forhaving a short line cf ninety
niles of levee annually inundating a
area of country extending down
nearly 300 miles that protects its
own front securely.
We siuceiely hope that with ex
liausting calamities of this year our
troubles from the Tensas Basin de
partment will be brought to a close
by the building of secure and sub
stantial earthworks before another
Since writing the above the sit
nation has been considerably changed
by the Wyly break.
The marine was knocked over
board in the sixteenth round by Billey
McCarthy before the Crescent City
C16b on the 18th.
"Ask and ye shall (not) receive,"
is the scripture paraphrasc put up
over the door of Presideut Cleve
land's inner temple.
There are 7000 saloons ;i Chicago,
and no danger of the world fair vis
itors being m low spirits, provided
they are well up in funds.
A large number of the religious
papers of the country are instructing
their people to boycott the Worlds'
fair if it is opened on Sunday.
The students of the Michigan Med
ical University carry pocketbooks
made out of humann skin that they
eapturet i the disecti-g rooms. A
.houlishly morb;d fancy.
Dennls Kearne.f, the Sand Lots
demagogue in San Francisco, Call
fornia. has come to the front again
with fresh vigor since the U. S. Su
preme Court has declared the Geary
Col. C. H. Jones has been de
posed from the management of the
St. Louis Republic. He will talk no
more, through his hat, against Lou
isiana and its sugagr interests in that
The citizens of Washington conn
tS'y, Miss., have prohibited the float
ing out oftimber in river water under
the old fashioned pen-lty. They are
determined that levees shall not be
eut or tapeed with in any way.
Governor McKinley of Ohio is
quite unhappy, because his party
league ~t Louisville failed to refer
to, or mention his tariff in any way.
The 9trll will soon be shelved and
its iathor aleo, then be mlakes his
nexat race for Governor of the Buck
A DISAsMUoBv tR AMa.:
About 11 o'clock on 'Tie'bbdi =
noon the fifteen foot levee in front of
.Judge Wyly's plantation, about
three rmiles and a half below- town,
yielded to the pre:.snre of the river
wate: and suddenly broke, letting a
fierce current some twelve feet deep,
widlening ever so fast, over the
This disastrous break was a statt
linug surprise to every person in the
parish, aul especially in the immedi
ate neighborhood of Providence be
cause the levees from Providence
dciun had been carefully examined,
Saiseil and repaired s'omnetime before
the water caine. Everything possi
ble had been done to ensure safety,
as far as human intelligence and ex
perience could go.
The "W'ly levee" was continu
ou:sly talked of as one of the safest
piees of embankment in East Car
roll; it was carefully revetted against
g-ave-wash and in every way consid
ered by experienced levee men as be
yond the resah of danger. The his
torv of the very sudden break is con
sid-rable of an enigma. People
were passing along the levee during
Tuesday forenoon early, and there
were quite a number of them, but
no signs of the levee giving away was
visible, until about 10:30 a. m., when
Mr. I. F Montgomery, parish eur
veyor, came riding along. He
noticed a bubbling up of water in the
road, about two thirds across, near
the ditch on the side next to the
plantation. The crown of the levee
which he had just passed over was
intact and gave no sign of being de
fective or faulty, but the gushing out
of the water in the road kept on in
creasing in force and volume, and be
fore any organized effort could be
effectually made to stop the leak,
there being nothing available in
the umnnediate neighborhood, inside
of half an hour the whole crown of the
levee was lifted up and fell to pieces,
leaving an opening that in a very
few moments measured over fifty
feet and widening every moment.
Some hidden defect away down
near the base of the levee no doubt
done the disaster, which likely will
never be fully explained.
There has been many unexplain
able breaks of this kind taking place
within the past twenty years; some
attributing them to crawfish, others
to rotten logs, stumps, roots of trees
and such things, but the desolating
results to be endured by suffering
humanity are all the same, let the
causes have been what they may.
The Wyly crevasse of Tuesday will
prove the most directly destructive
that has occured in this parish for
many years, for the reason that the
water runs directly accross and meets
the down pour already filling our
swamps from the Arkansas breaks;
and for the further reason that the
season is too far advanced to admit
of successfully replanting, even if the
water should receede and leave the
land within a few days.
It is distressingly painful to at
tempt to describe the suffering and
losses that will ensue fronm this cre
vasse; in fact, it is not in the power
of words to depict the sudden unex
pected desolation that prevails in its
inmediate neighborhood and the far
reaching destruction that is bound to
ensue all over the fairest portion of
our parish, where cotton and corn
was growing grandly before the cre
vasse occured. To show to-some ex
tent the damage done and the losses
that will be sustained, we gave a list
of the plantations affected by the
water from the Wyly crevasse: Dee
sona, Way-a-Way, Lakewood, Hag
gaman, Winters Field, Waterloo,
Guilliard, Ikerd's, Blue Ridge,
Hollybrook, Homestead, Guier's,
Bank place, Live-Oak, Atherton,
Neponsett, Mounds, Trausylvania,
Wilton, Sauveterre, Stalmboul, Alsa
tin, Outpost, Edgewood, Melbourne,
Morganna, Westland, Little Green,
South Bag lad, Rescue. Henderson,
Villa Vista, Goodrich, Illawara, Fair
view, Sycamore Grove and Mike
Morgan place. There are quite a
number of other places not named
that will suffer more or less by the
water from this break.
To show more immediately the de
plorable future prospect in our parish,
we find that when all things are favor
ble there are in cultivation in cotton
anrd corn on an average, every year,
nearly 60,000 acres of land; this year
hat acreage will be reduced fully
five-sixths or more. It is safe to
state that there will not remain above
the water 10,000 acres of land in cul-:
tivation when the flood reaches its
mnaximnn height, and then let it be
borne in mind that on the other 50,
000 acres a week ago, the cotton and
corn was growing .luxuriantly, the
outlook of the planters was a of
promise, the sky bright and the
future laden with buoyant hope; but
alas; to-day, the crop. are gone, the
caltivated lands are covered with --a
=Directly the news of the broal
reached Providence the people wenl
to work with a will, gathering up all
the skiffs that were in sight around
town and on the lake, manning theni
and sending them down to the cre
vasse to rescue the people from
destruction and as much of theii
plunder as possible; and they done
good work, laboring away into the
night until every one was saved.
It was gratifyingly grand to witness
the eager, manly disinterested exer
tions that were being hurriedly made
by many of our fellow citizens tc
save the black people whose cabins
were suddenly surrounded by water,
proving the truth of the old saying
'One touch of nature, makes hbe whole
Prominent among those who
promptly planned and directed this
speedy relief, we noticed Hon. J. E.
Ransdell, Sheriff Dunn, Mr. J. D.
'Tompkins, Marshal Hamilton with
several others, and they were well
sustained and backed up in the
movment by willing hands and free
hearts, who did their whole duty
A brick factory at Bastrop Is much
talked of. The Clarion urges it for
ward with a will.
The hoodlum element in New Or
leans is being rapidly wiped out by
Judges Ferguson and Moise.
Fifty thousand acres of swamp
land in the Houmas grant, was
ceeded to the State last week by the
There are $340,000 of the Fifth
Levee District bonds outstanding.
Leaving $160,000 remaining of the
amount authorized to be issued.
The bond of the new Internal
Revenue Collector has been ap
proved by the department. Mr.
Carter will take charge on the 1st of
The Daily City Item changed
hands last week, but its columns
continue full of the very latest news
attainable, and its make up is the
same terse, pithy and sprightly Item.
Dealing in futares was duly sanc
tioned last week in the United States
Court by a decision in the case of B.
F. Bibb, plaintiff in error, vs. Reed
Allen & Co., for $20,000, margins
and brokerage. Bibb plead the gamb
ling act, but was not sustained.
Congressman Andrew Price's plan
tation on the Bayou Lafourche, is
completely submerged from a break
in the levee. It had a fine outlook
for this years' sugar crop. The
crevasses when they occur under the
present doubtful order of things,
show no respect for persons or prop
The lawyers of Baton Rouge don't
advertise. "Tell it not in Gath,
publish it not in the streets of Ask
elon." The law expounders ef
Iana Rouge eschew printers ink!
"an such things be and overcome
us like a summer cloud, and not ex
cite our special wonder."
Last Sunday a certain gentleman
who lives in the overflowed district
blew his tin bugle-not Gabriel's
trumpet-and twenty-five head of
cattle came running to him. That
gentlempn caught his horse and
drove tfiose cattle to the highlands
where the overflow waters never go.
Query: Did that man commit a
sin?-Mer Rouge Vidette.
No! On the contrary, it would
have been sinful and neglectful both
in him to have left the poor cattle
to perish in the overflow.
The Baton Rouge Advocate hit
the nail square on the head when it
Under existing laws the assessor
in the country parishes is a sort of
anomaly in the body politic. Hlie is
neither fish, flesh, nor fowl. Theor
etically, he has full authority to
place valuations on all property in
this parish, while practically,he has
iiothing of the kind, as his work can
be torn to shreds by the police jury
without the slightest regard to his
ouinion. Let the law fix the re
sponsibility, either upon the asseses
or, or upon the polhce jury and then
the difliculty will be removed.
The good people of Tensas parish
are fully alive to the exigences of
the high water situation. The Ga
-ette in its last issue says:
As will be seen from the proceed
ings of the St. Joseph meeting pub
lished in this issue, all skiffs are
warned at their perl from approach
ing the levees at points other than
regular landings, and the levee
guards will fire on person approach
ing the levees in skits It other
This is as it should be. Nobody
has any business about the levees in
skiffs in times of high water, and it
is safe to infer that they have somie
evil purpose in view when they ap
twelvposlevas Nartr *
lna line, is crtileal at masmya .
and that the holding of the fu.i bli
become difficult and doubtful;t.
considering tle further feet that the
breaking of the Arkansas levees will
probably inundate a large section of
alluvial Louisiana, inquiry at this time
as to the responsibility of certain
Louisiana officials for this condition is
Act, No. 56 of 1889 created and in
corporated the Board of Commisasion
ers of the T'ensas Basin Levee District
defined its duties, provided for the
raising of revenues and donated over
)one mrillion acres of land for levee pur.
poses; declared that the funds thus
provided "be held and used exclusive.
ly for the construction, repair and
maintenance of any and all public
levees in or out of the State, which, in
the opinion of the Board of State En
gineers will protect said levee district
from overflow ;:" and especially (section
17 of the Act No. 59 of 1886)conferred
upon the board, "the right to join in
with any levee district embracing the
counties of Chicot and Desha, in the
State of Arkansas. None of the
parishes of Morehouse, West Carroll,
Rlichland, Franklin, Ouachita, Caldwell
and ('atahoula, embraced in the Ten
sas district, as your readers are well
aware, touch the Mississippi river;
the overflow to which this region is
subjected must come through the Bay
ons Macon, Boeuf and Bartholumew
and other minor streams, all of which
are wholly harnfless and free from de
sIt uctive tendencies in themselves, and
can only become dangerous when re
inforced by the everflow waters of the
Mississippi, through crevasses in the
Arkansas line and the upper line of
the Fifth Louisiana Levee District.
We assume that it will be conceded
that the Fifth Louisiana District has
done its full duty in the premises, and
barring unforeseen and unavoidable
accidents does not menace the safety
of its own territory or that ofthe Ten
sas district, and that the latter is com
paratively secure, except from the
threatened crevasses in the Arkansas
The entire length of levees in the
Arkansas district is about ninety miles
To maintain this short line there is
now and has been available for
the past seven years, the funds
of the Tensas Basin District,
the Arkansas district, composing
Chicot and Desha counties, and Iheas
sistance rendered by the Federal gov.
ernment : and yet, while the Mississip
pi district of 210 miles, and the Fifth
Louisiana District of 260 miles front
on the Mississippi river are compara
tively safe, the holding of this ninety
mile district is known to be "difficult
That grave responsibility for sinse,
both of commission and omission,
rests somewhere there can be
no doubt, and it is certainly in
order for the Tensas Basin Dis
trict to rise up and explain. Dur
ing the last sessions of the Louisiana
General Assemtbly serious charges
were preferred against the Levee
Board by the Representative from
Catahoula. lt an open speech on
the floor of the Hlouse this member de
clared that railroad and not levee
building had been the principle busi
ness of the board then in existence.
A concurrent resolution appointing a
conmmit tee to investigate its affairs
iassed the House on the 8th of June,
18.2, was sent to the Sejate on the
saute day, and there, on motion of the
Senator from West Carroll, was refer
red to a special committee, of which
he was clhairman. Although the ses
sloun lasted a month longer, the resolu
tion was withheld until the closing
days atnd then reported adversely.
Iutmmediately after thisdisposhiou of
the concurrent resolution a Iouse
resolution was passed naming a cornm
tittee of investigatiou, and the Teusas
Basiti Board has refused, so it is re
ported, to recognize its authority and
has denied this committee access to its
books and papers. The people of the
Teusas Basin District, as well as those
ofother districts affected by the acts
of this board, have a legal and moral
right to inquire how it happens that a
levee line ot ninety miles in length has
not been perfected when other lines of
greater length have reached a corn
,aratively secure standard. The Ar
kansas crevasses of 1892 caused great
suffering, loss of property and poetive
destitution to. inhabitants of portions
of Catahoula and Concordia, anid it is
by no means improbable that the dis
asters of last year are to be repeated
in this. A suffering and impoverish
ed people have a right to demaud of
those in authority an accounting of
their official acts and to ascertain
whether levee boards are appointed to
build levees or railroads.
Certainly does this right of inquiry
arise when jt is known that the old
Board of Commissioners of the Tenss
Basin District applied to the building
of a railway the large land grant made
to it by the State, in the face of the
statement by a prominent State engi
neer that the embankment of the pro
posed railway would not protect the
district from overflow.
R. H. SNYDER, JR
We clip the following pungent
paragraph from the editorial column
of thie Shreveport Caucasian with
more than ordinary pleasure:
The unterrified Democracy of
Louisiana will insist on a new sys.
tem of elections. The politicians
and place hunters, the quacks and
time-servers, must "line up" accord
The following allotments for
levees for the fiscal year ending June
30th, 1894 htave been reported ap
Lower St. Francis levee dtstrict,
*88,0c,0; upper Yazoo, $100,000;
lower Yazoo, $150,000; upper White
river, *58,000; lower White river,
S75,000; upper Tensas, $300,000;
middle Tensaas, *100,000; lower
(00; Lafourche, $90,000; Barataria,
180,000; Pontehartrain, $150,000;
Late Borgue, $50,000. Total, $1,-i
worker at that, ever .inae he etered
the Halts -of Congtess and tee
"Levee Governor"part that he will
perform is clearly visible in the near
In a recent paper on the race
question published in the Southwest
ern Presbyterian the Rev. George T.
It is a striking fact that the negro
is far more criminal in the Northern
States, where be has long enjoyed
freedom, than in the Southern States
where his treedom is said to be so
Rev. Winston further very truly
The South has a kindlier personal
feeling towards the negro to-day
than the North ever had, or ever
dreamed of. [t was Thomas Carlyle
who characterized this feeling by
refresenting the South as saying to
the negro, "Be a slave, and God
bless ye;" while the North said, "Be
tree, and God d-n ye."
Mr. Willie Moore, whose mind
has been unsettled for some time,
was brought to town Monday and
placed in jail. This young man,
even though he hould be interdicted,
will have to lie in jail for sometime
on account.of the crowded condition
of the Insane Asylum at the present
One of the first and most impera
tive duties of the state should be to
make ample provision for such cases
as above described. We often read
of insane persons incarcerated in
common jails in this state among
confirmed criminals for long periods
because there was no room at the
Asylum for them. It is inexcusably
and almost criminally wrong, for
the great State of Louisiana to figure
before the world in such a pitiable
At an immigration convention re
cently held in New Orleans, Gov.
Foster in a burst of enthusiasm
tola his enraptured audience that
the levees were strong and no ap
prehensions should enter the mind
as to any further overflows-that a
repetition of the disastrous floods of
1890 and 1892 would not again oc
The Louisiana levees are, as the
governor said, in splendid condi
tion, but the prophetic part of our
Excellency's speech has 'been
knocked into bad shape by the
breaking of a levee near Arkansas
City on the Mississippi, thus letting
in upon the planters of the rich
swamp lands of East Carroll, Madi
son, Tensas, and several other
parishes the floods of the Father of
Waters.- Farmersville Gazette.
Yes, the flood is upon us now
ruinously, paying no more respect
to the predictions of Governor Fon
ter than any other ordinary mortal.
The following preamble and reso
lutions were unanimously adopted
at a meeting of Louismeana journal
ists held in the town of Alexandria
a few days ago. They point uner.
ingly to a much needed reform, and
are well deserving of the thought
ful attention of every good citizen:
Whereas-The present elective
system of Louisiana has been ma
nipulated in a manner to deprive
tihe people of their inalienable rights,
making it a machine in the hands of
designing politicians to debauch th
ballot-box, reuder nugatory the wil
of the people and perpetuate in
power those who in many instances
are not the choice of the people.
\VWhereas-lu the inte est of &ood,
wholesome and honest government
it is necessary that the State of
Louisiana should have such an eleo
tion law as will guarantee to the
people an untrammeled right to cast
a free ballot and to have the same
returned as cast in the ballet-box.
Therefore be it resolved-That
we, the representatives of the press
here assemnbled, do hereby pledge
ourselves to use every honorable
means in our power to induce our
State legislature to enact such a bal
lot law as will meet the necessities
of the ease herein expressed.
Resolved-That fadling in this
effort we pledge ourselves to urge
the election of sitch a legislature as
will give to the people this needed
Resolved-That a cordial invita
tion is hereby extended to all mem
bers of the State press to co-operate
with se in securing these results; and
a esolved-That the State press is
hereby requested to publish these
The exclusive Sorosis sogiety of
New York, got into a sorry snarl last
week. There was about 150 ladies
present, and all talking at one and
the same time. It was worse than
Bedlam broke loose, and all about
blackballing two applicants for meu
bership. Several members resigned.
Fifty SUeks of Beyd prolidl ootton
seed fpr ale by
R 1. J. UtrIe , At.
The minet preli*.eei in the world.
s B. We have bou)ght the Charity Rpq[~u
we are going to-dividit in lots for coate
of it ,the NRW- POVIEDCI; the town is go
WILL continue to go that way. We will sell
or on time, or on credit any way a man wants iilif tiaiJ ,
and see us.
MILLIKIN & A.MI , .
LUMBERI .. LUMVBER II
MATHESON'S NEW SAW MILL
ON THE RIVER FRON T,
LAKE PROVIDENCE, .......................... .LA.
I will furnish Cypress, Oak, Ash and all kinds of Lumber of the very
best quality. Bills for Lumber sawed to order, and all orders promptly
filled at the lowest prices possible. Save large hauhlng expenses by patrbo
izing my mill. PETER MATHESON.
The Washington county, Misu.,
law requiring planters and others to
fence in their lands goes into effect
next month. The East Carroll, La.,
police jury hold different views frotm
those of their neighbors in Miasis
See the WorMld's Fair for Fifteer
Upon receipt of your address and
fifteen cents in postage stamps, we will
mail you prepaid our Souvenir Port
folio of the World's Columbian Expo
sition, the regular price is Fifty cents,
but as we want you to have one, w-
make tihe price nomiual. You will
find it a work of art and a thing to be
prized. It conttains Lull page views of
the great buildings, with descriptions
of same, and is executed in highest
style of art. It not satisfied with iit
after you get it, we will refund th
stamps nod let you keep the book
Address H. E Buckleu & Co., Chica.
CASH must he p id nme for my services
when the patient is diseJairged. I wil
practice the prolession of i tiine upo,
no other ttfrmen Those parties who htavi
taken advautage of my kind lutiulgeetic
and made rme w:ait for two and three verlri
are lequested to come forward and sittli
their bills without further delay.
F IE iRNARiL), 31. 1).
May 6, 1893.-4t.
In accordance with the proceedings o
the Charter of the town of Providence,.
hereby give notteice that an election will t:
held in said town on the 1st Monday. the
5th day ofJune. 1808, for Mayor. five Coun
cilmen, Marshal, Secretary and Treasurer
to serve for the term of two years there
after; and I do hereby issue my proclama
tion ordering that said election be held ot
that day in accordanoe with existing Stat:
laws governing elections sad that the reg
istration books be opened for the space o
thirty days prior to said election.
Wltneas my oimail gnature and the
seal of said town this 4th day of May, A. D
180. E. J. BAMLEY. Mayor.
May 4, 160.4.
State of Louistns.Parlsh of teat Carroll
Seventh Distriot Court.-Ttorshibp ol
Kate and Mary Decker.
By virtue of a writ of sale, Issued pur.
suant to an order of Court 'and the advite
of a family meeting in the above style
tutorship, and to me direoted, I will sell al
public auction at the docr of the Court
hoyse in the town of Providence. La., on
Wednesday, the 28th day of June, 1898.
between the hours prescribed by lawr
Fractional. section 81, T. 32. B 18 East,
Distriet of lands North of Bed River, La..
containlng 90 71-10 acres, with the $fa
Terms of sale as axed by the order of
Court on file C. S. WYLY. Totor.
Lake Providence, La., May 27, 188.-5t.
State of Louisiana. Parish of East Carroll.
Seventh District Court.-A. J. Forstall
versus Ross D. Dickerson & Husband
and Heirs of G. W. Stader. dec d.-No.
1082 of the late 8thb District Court.
By virtue ofa writ of Sale to me directe d
by the Honorable Seventh District Court
for the parish of East Carroll aforesaid, i;i
the above entitled cause, I will proeed to
sell al public aunction, at the door of t-e
Court House, in the town of Providene,
East Carroll parish. La., on
Saturday. the lit day of July, 1bs,
between the bouts prescrlbed by law, all
the right, title and iaterest of Diefedanta
in ana to the following descrlbed, prope
ty. to-wit :
That certain pee or parcel of ground
situated into the town of Providence, parsis
of East Carroll, State ofLoulsiana, on Hood
street, between Lake and Morgan streets
more particularly deseribed as eomseaclini
at the South-east corner of the lot pur
chased by C. H. Webb, Sr., trom Hood A
Wilson. and measuring along Hood street
thirty-five yards; thence North-east or pa
ailel with leake street seventy yards rb
tween parallel lines; thence Norta or psar
slll with Bood street thirty-arve yars
thence Mouth-west to the placee of bein
oing-comprising one-half acre-togethe
withll the b ldop and iaproverheat
bhereon and the rents and i'yenues there
of, seized in the above tilt.
Terms of sale-cash without the benefhl
;, W. DUNN, 8SberlK
Sherif's oflee, Providence, La., May 87th
A Safe Investment -
And the safest kind of an invest
ment can alway be made in jewelry, ~ ..
if it is bought of a reliable house.
Beauty, use and permanent value are P
all combined. This is true iu the
greatest degree of
ROBT. C. JUST,
Los S. Washbigtoru t. : -.
Lake Providence - - - La.
Keeps on hand a large aesort.ent of
Burial Caskets, Now, Plain and Orna3
mental Metallic'Cases and Wooden
Coffins Made and Trimmed to Order
State of Louisiana. parish of East Carroll,
3rd Ward Justice Court-H. C. Mc
Oiutre vs Wash Green.-No. 202
By virtue of a writ of Ii ia to me directed
by the Hion Third Ward Justice Court for
the parish of East Carroll aloresaid. in the
above entitled cause. I will proceed to sell
at public auction at the Third Justice
Court. in the town of Provideate, East
Carroll pariah, La., on Sturday. May 27th,
1893, between the hours prescribed by law
all the right, tit:e and interest of defend
ant in and to the following described prop.
One skiff, 20 feet long, 4% beam and 8
,pairs of oars, seized lu the above suit.
STerms of sale--cash with the benelt of
W. H. HUNTER, Constable.
Providen , La., May 13. lh1&t-t.
State of Louislana. parish L t Carroll.
4th Ward Justice Court-- . . Nelson
vs Mdtnnalel Stevens & wife No-i-.B,
By virtue of a writ of l fa to me direeted
by the Hon Fourth Ward Justice Court for
the parish of East Carroll aforesaid. in the
above entitled cause, I will proceed to st.il
at public auction at the door of the Fourth
Justice Court, in the Fourth Ward., L, ,
C'arroll parish, Lat., on Saturday. June iid,
1893, between the hours preseribed lby law
all the right, title and interest of defendant
in and to the following deeti-bed property,
One black cow and call, and one blek
beifer. seized In the above suit.
Terms l sale-eash with the benefit of
MOBE MILLER. Constable.
Providence, La., May 20, g188-St.
State of Louisiana, parlsh of East Carroll
3rd WardJustde Court-F. C. Keyland
vs William Barnes and Z. Ooldenburg
By virtue of a writ of fl fa to me direeted
by the Ron Third Ward Justtee Court for
the Arish of lFast Carroll aforesaid, in the
aave enutitled cause, I will proceed to sell
at public auction at the Third Justieo
Court, In the town of Providence. East
Carroll pariah. La.. on §aturday. June 3rd,
1383, between the boore prescribed by law
all the right, title and interest of defendant
in and to the following described property,
One red cow,crop and under bit in right
ear and swallow fork inr left ear. One black
brown bhe;ter yearling, swallow fork and
under bit in right and twallow fork in left
ear seized in the above suit.
erums of sale-cash with the benefit of
W. H. HUNTER, Constable.
Providenue. La., May 20th, 1898-It
Succession of Arthur Richardson. Dec'd.
7th District Court for East Carroll
By virtue of a writ of Sale issued from
the'lon. Court aforesaid in the above styled
succession 1, Wm. H. Fisher. Administra
tor, *111 sell at public auction at the door
of the Court House in said parish and State
on -turday, the 8rd day of June, A. D.,
1Mt , between the hours prescribed by law.
all the right title and interest of the Suc
cesslon of Arthur Richardson. Dee'd in and
unto the following described property sit
uated in East Carroll parish Louisiana, to
1st. The North-East-quarter of Section
twenty-etven in Township twenty. North
range eleven East, containlng 1406'7-1~
asres more or less.
Sud. Part of Lots 6S and f in T. t .
I. 12 Z.. bounded Sooth by the Joibth line
of Lot Otand extending Northward- in par
allel perpendiculars from said line so as to
form a reetesgi of forty acres; bounded
worth by Edgewood. East by Phil MeOutre
pla Wec by Shepard tract and South by
Hagaman plase, and eontaining 40 acres
more or less.
Srd' One lot of farming implements,
wagon and buggy.
4th. Two borses and one mule.
Terms of sale cash with the benefit of ap
WM. H. FILSHEIR.
Administrator Sue. of A. Richardson. Dec'd.
Providenre, La, April 27. 183.-299St.