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satuiday, - December - 8, 1894..
ROST. WIET3TOrS .
Coeneller and Alter at Law,
Rayville. - Ls. b
Will practice n the parIs es ofMore ouoe,
Onae ift, Riceland, Franklin, Medison,
West Carroll and attend every term of court
n East Carroll; also t eCircuit and Supreme
ourts of the State. Will give special and
prompt attention to all business entrusted
to me. sept.8
DR. A. G. TLLWA7,1
Graduate Baltimore College of Dental
Surgery. Cfce hours, 8 to 1:84-8 to 5.
Over Cassell's Drug Store, Vicksburg, Miss.
L. . LARS M,.
Asttor .ey at i.avw,
Lake Providence, La.
Office next door to Postoace.
C. S. WTLT,
AOttzneyo at s i .a
Lake Providence, La.
Practices I Statn and Federal Corts.
Local and Parish News.
OLIFTON F. DAVMI,
A.ttox-ley at Lasaw,
Lake Providence, La.
At Judge Montgomery's law office.
W. D. DB L,
Surgeon and Praetteig Pysician.
(Obstetrics a pes*ity.)
Will respond to all calls, day or night.
Office at Bersard drug store. Residence
next to Metodist Chure
Payment for medical services must
be made at the oloao of each month
".O wad some power the gitSe as u
To see oursels as ltbhesIe us
The river is stationary.
The Planters' meeting was well at
Goods cheaper than ever in Provi
Services at the Catholic Church to
morrow at 10: 80.
Experience teaches slowly, and at
the cost of mistakes.
If you wan't Xmas presents for any
one, go to Guenard's.
Lif eis not so short but that there it
always time for courtesy.
Go down to White's if you want to
see the prettiest stock in town.
Judge Montgomery and District At
torney Ransdeli are hone from Tenses.
Levee work has been stopped on ac
count of the change in the weather.
Over two hundred :dollars a week
are paid out by'the Lumber Company.
The Police Jury meet on Wednes
day next in regular ;Monthly session.
Guenard's day fire works will bring
the people to town on Christmas eve.
The Leathers left here on Wednes
day night with 1855 bales of cotton.
Col. J. C. Bass was up from Good
rich's Monday, shaking hands with his
Abraham Williams has been put on
Uncle Sam's list; he has received a
The Blackburn school has been sus
pended on account of not having an
Cooke's ~hretmuas tblghins have ar
rived. He is alling them eheap. Call1
and see.the pretty things.
Bud Stein came up from Goodrich's
Tuesday night on the Leathers. He
returned Wednesday evening.
Masirs. Jobh Donavan, Wm. M
Cellock, sd ban Davis, were in at
tedianes at the Planters' meeting.
$udge J. M. Kennedy left for Mon
ros n the early part of the week to
hold a terTio of the Appelate Court.
(ol. i. C. resire, the great levee
contractor, left for St. Louis last Sun
day morning, to buy a kltt opales.
Mrs. J. M. Kenanedy reterned home
on Saturday morning it, alter vii
ting friends in Clinton and Baton
Keep the money at home; don't
send anywhere else for your Chbrist
mas gfts the stores Inl town have all
The ootton markcLet sadtl
lest week; blt only remP ei r'
few day3s when it commenaed to drop
Mr. F. H, G. Tailor an irs W,
Colonel Boekner, CommodorN Gee
,teat, Dr. Langand Mr. Benjer
were ia Wttater
Lake Providence, La., December 6, 18i0.
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r , I ) .. ... -..... 0 -
orada.y !' 3.........--J.......--r a
Tuesday " 4 .........-8.0 .......-3.00
Wedne .......-8.4. ...... --3.05
Thursday - -......... --4.0 ......-8.08 (
Rise for, ending Thursday, Decem.
ber 6, 1 teo ,
H ghest a to a 1st, 1892. gauge I
read 41.90 et.
SS 50.A HALL. Assat.
Prick at Powell's.
Childrgs' Shoes-25cts,b0cts, 56cts,
. 70cts, to 01.40.
Ladies' Shoes---856cts, $1.00, $1.16, t
1 $1.25, to $2.60.
Men's-1.00, $1.26, $1.35, $1.45, to t
Childrens', Misses', Ladles' & Men's 1
Men's Boots $1.26, $1.45, to $4.25.
' Cocoa Door Matse 66cts, 76cts, $1.00,
A nice line of'"Boker" Pocket knives
from 40cts, to $1.50. Guaranteed
equal to auy knife made.
Our trade from across the river is
Increasing, the ferryman is. kept busy.
The Ilsaquena people have found out
that they can get in Providence for
the same money twice as much as they
- get elsewhere and they profit of it.
If you contemplate purchasing any
s IlouseholdFurniture, send for the cata
logue of American Furniture Agency,
' Galena, Kansas. They represent the
most extensive furniture manufactur
ers on earth, and sell to anybody at
lowest factory prices.
Mrs. T. J. Gilliam and Mrs. T. J.
Fatherree, who made the round trip
st to Memphis on the steamer Bald
'h Eagle last week, had a . delightful
time, the officers of the boat making
it very pleasant for them.
The members of the Police Jury get
$8 a day and 10 cents per mile one
way for attending the meetings. They
l- get paid for no called meetings, but
only for the regular monthly meetings.
i- Public officers cannot work any
Mr. Thosee. J. Gilliam, of Way-a-Way
& plantion, killed on Thursday of last
week one of the largest backs ever
killed in the parish; he weighed over
two hundred pounds and had eight
is points. Mr. Gilliam brought us in a
large roast, for which we return many
When your merchant tells you he
can sell you other makes at less money
' than you can buy the BUCK S K I N
- BREECHES it may be true, but when
he says they are just as good it is not
k true. He makes more profit on in
. ferior goods and that is why he says
- they are just as good. Insist on seeing
* the BUCKSKIN BREECHES BE
g FORE YOU BUY.
Edward larang, our efficient and
much regretted barber, died last
I. Thursday in New Orleans. liarang
is will be missed greatly by good many
people, he was not only an excellent
n barber, but an excellent, law-abiding
a citizen, who knew his place at all
times. He leaves a widow and two
S- children to mourn his loss. Peace to
a his ashes.
- Marshal Blount has managed well
11 the tough element that has been in our
town since the government works
's opened up. Not a single arrest has
[e been made so far. Iunstead of waiting
until they get to fighting, the marshal
- politely tells them to bit the road, and
t- they know better than not to do it.
By this walp of doing, the town is
Ssaved the expense of feeding them, as
none has the money to pey his
S We had the pleasure to meet this
week Mr. .T. J. Ronaldson, of Clinton,
Is La., a brother of Mrs. W. N. White of
this city. Mr. Ronaldson is here on a
Svisit to his sister, and at the same time,
combining business with pleasure, he
Its writing policies in the Equitable
I Life Insurance Company, of New
York. O4a Saday elveolg last, at the
Methodlt Cbreh, Mt-. Sonaldson de
Slirverestmonral leUitel to young men,
P which was musk appreciated.
T. T wsy -of X iwaday even.
48ti of the p bprroi1 Guards
reoved last Sbnday p a sadden
4melast on tholt 2armos. For a
and tureoil; sPme of 'the
lAe aeross the street, Some re
in hes bakrooih they soon
whoa ever ~II hi post and
b. at.* FPoae was
aseon rstord. 'e . - day his -ono
the reward of erit, *5
THE PLANTERS' METISI4 .i
The Planters' meeting was largely
attended last Tuesday; they went in
session promptly at one o'clock, Col. 1
J. A. Buckner in the chair.
Their first work was to adopL a
Constitution and a set of By-Laws
prepared by a committee, of which
lHon. J. E. Ransdell was the Chairman.
Their Constitution and By-Laws differ
in nowise from any other instrument
of that kind; only these special
features are to be noted, that the mem
bers are to be only morally bound to
observe the rules and regulations, that
they are to meet every other month
on the first Tuesday of the month, and
that an assessment of 50 cents may be I
levied on all members, provided, how
ever, that not more than six assessments
are levied in one year.
After the adoption of the Constitu
tion, the motion to reduce the assess
ment of lands, referred to in another
column, was unanimously adopted.
Then the scale of wages for 18965 was
adopted after a great deal of discus- I
sion, and is as follows: The maximum
price to be paid for day-labor during
the year 1896 shall be 60 cents for
men, and 40 cents for women, the
labor to be graded by the planter, ac
cording to its just value.
The Planters then adjourned to
meet again on the first Tuesday of
THE REDUCTION OF DAY-LABOR
The reduction of day-labor wages
agreed upon by the Planters in their
meeting of last Tuesday should be no
surprise to the colored people. When
cotton sold for 10 and 12 cents a pound,
the planter could well afford to give
75 cents a day for hands to work in
his crop, but now that cotton has
fallen down to 4, 5, and 6 cents a
pound, half of what it sold for several
years ago, it is no more than just that
wages should be also cut down.
This movement was not started by
the East Carroll planters; in the neigh
boring parishes and different counties
of Mississippi, 60 cents and even 60
cents a day for men,'and 80 and 36
cents a day for women have been, this
year, the average price paid for labor.
In some counties of Mississippi, they
even paid this summer for picking cot
ton only 80 cents a hundred, and of that
amount 15 cents were to be paid cash,
and 16 cents to be taken in trade.
From this, one may easily realize that
labor is not any worse here than else
where, and we would say it is even
The colored man should take in con
sideration also that everything has
been much reduced in price, that flour
is cheaper than it ever was, that one
dollar will buy more goods now than
three dollars did six years ago, when
cotton sold at 10 and 12 cents a pound
and he got only 75 cents a day for his
wages, and that, even if he gets only
60 cents a day for his labor, he can
get along as well, if not better, now
than he did six years ago, when he got
1 75 cents.
It would be well for the colored
man to go to some city and see the
day-laborer working there at 75 cents
a.day and judge for himself how poorly
he gets along with it, how near starva
tion he is atall times, having to pay
rent, boy wood, provisions and cloth
uing out of that. Here, the colored
Sman may not get quite as much wages,
but he has no rent to pay on the plan
tation, he has all tite wood he can born,
a garden patch to raise vegetables; he
may have a cow, raise a pig, and all
told, his condition is much better than
that of the day-laborer working in the
Times are hard everywhere, else
Swhere even more than here; let the
f colored man do everything he can to
a help to support himself and his family,
iand thus weather out the storm that
is now beating upon us.
'SMALL CUT ON
Um11 It ta i.
Srinagme the sdvrtised prias list
o e any other dealer in Sheol Books
-in town, and I will SiLL the books
aso advertasetd at FIVI CIETS LISS
e, e oek where the beeks are listed
Sat less than IPIlTP GNITS, and at
ST 0r OUTS LESS per book on bootks
priled over JIfTY CUiJTS by such
a 'The abose appipea to everythiag
to ep areore.
Our competitors CANNOT get un
dr, and do not forget it.
J. , GUENARD.
tihe Asmrican Firalture Agenoy
,,otalinlk siid tfualitare at 25 to
L i ent1.e than regn ilar retail
i~~ lCE'oo l to Its euto
- ~ -1h ag.hLu Ad
- ~ Ipb~M Aesey
MAKE SOMEDISPO.1?JON© ?i Eib
The President of the Police Jiny,
Mr. P. D. Quays, attended the Plant
era meeting on Tuesday last, and en
deavored to have thq sense of the a
meetingon whatshould be done by a
the Police Jury with the convicts ser
ving their ,time in the parish jail. The I
President of the Planters, meeting t
kindly asked the gentlemen present for t
expressions of their opinions, but no t
one seemed to take any interest or be I
ready to offer any suggestions inl the v
When it is considered that, of I
all the items of expenses of the
parish mentioned in the budget fixed j
on July 11th last, for the year 1895, 1
the "Jail Fees" item is the highest
of all, $1500, and when it is consid- I
ered, besides, that the Planters' meet
ing was unanimous in demanding a re
duction of the taxes, we were surprised
that they did not seize that opportuni- t
ty of cutting down the parish's ex- 1
penses in its biggest item, and thus t
much reduce the taxes.
But no, no interest was taken in the
matter, and Mr. Quays and the Police
Jury were left to decide the matter as
best they could. 1
Other Police Juries have taken steps
in this matter, and it is high time for 1
the Police Jury of East Carroll parishI
to make some arrangements so as to
stop paying board to Sheriff Dunn at
the rate of 40 cents a day, for every
man who has chosen to misbehave in
Madison parish bought, two weeks
ago, for$8,000, the DeMoss plantation 4
I to be used as a paupers' and convicts'
farm. It is useless for us, in the de
pleted condition of our treasury, to
think of buying anything; some other
I provisions must be made.
The Police Jury of Tensas adver
1 tised, and was to have received bids
last Saturday for the hiring of the par
ish convicts, and we give below a part
of their advertisement, thinking that it
may be of some use to our Police Jury.
After stating that the contract shall
be awarded to the highest bidder, they
Under said act, (Act 29 of the Gen
eral Assembly of 1894) convicts are
divided into two classes. First class,
males over eighteen and under fifty
years of age; second class, all other
convicts, and the wages of convicts,
of the first class are fixed at between
five and fifteen dollarse per month, and
of convicts of the second class, at be
tween two and ten dollars per month.
Bidders should indicate in their propo
sals the amount bid for the respective
classes of convicts.
The contracts awarded by the Police
Jury shall be subject to such rules and
regulations for the working. guarding
and safe-keeping, clothing, housing,
sustenance of convicts and for their
discipline when idle or refractory, as
the said Police Jury may from time to
Let something be done at once and
stop the leak in the parish treasury.
We cannot afford to pay the board of
jailbirds, let them earn their own
Fine Candies at 25cts per lb. -Co
s cocanut, Cream, Almond, Burnt Al
mond, Orange Dip, Chocolate
Creams, Gum Drops, Marshmallows,
SFancy Mixed Candy, 20octs.per lb.
- Four Caramels in cartoon for let.
1 Twelve Caramels in cartoon for
Stick Candy 10cts per lb.
e We had the pleasuie ,f meeting in
I our office on Wednesday evening, Mr.
nEllis Chamberlin, who is in the em
Sploy of Mr. J. P. Alexander on Har
wood Island, in Arkansas, and is down
attending to some business for him,
e We were glad to learn that the health
Sof Mr. Alexander is good.
SMr. A. S. Routh, who has been the
manager on Col. Buckner's Mound
plantation for the past four years, left
Sthis week for Cedar Grove, Ga., to
spend the holidays with his tamily,
whom he has not seen for two years.
Mr. Routh, we are pleased to state, on
his return, will become a citizen of
S A.t WN b-ite'rs.
*IMen's GenuineCalf Skin Sewed 9
SShoes-wide, medium and
* narrow toes. Eoery pair guar
, b4 anteed. This is a splendid Shoe
Sfor $2.76. Call and see them.
h At WNbr1te'SB.
Everybody i =crying hard times,
U nevertheless good- many young girls
and ladies are paying $1t to have their
- fortune told by the gypales. They tell
them the past then, but must wait nine
days to be able to tell the future; of
courtse, thbat meas more money. We
see many a young lady going by
crooked ways to the tent of the gypsy,
R'She tipples palmestzy and di.es,
) On all her fortutetlltng lines."
Captain R . Ben has been oa the
sick list, and stayed in town to reeeli
me-tl P sateteatn; som ebody elseae
r, ther is bomestbaog behnd tele that.
I, Qsdth~bbksspttl *~aew ihu·, e
j-W-rifttent ti f +i-a- DeeneaL
Everyiody .has h .is cros, for no
person !s frye from trial
In font ways are men tested--by
scarcity, by sickness, by sorrow, by "
Poverty is the least of the troubles
whereby men are afflieted, so that
those who are not rich may console
themselves with the thought that they
have less to bear, than others who
have more of this.world's goods, but
who have to endure harder woes than
those of want; and they may also hum
ble themselves with the reflection that
God has pity on their weakness and
gave them the least difficult road to
Heaven, knowing that their strength
would not have held out if they had
been forced to travel the rougher
Sickness is the next trouble that is
most easily borne; yet that often taxes
the patience and sometimas gets the
better of th3 peace and resignation of
those to whom it is allotted.
Sorrow is one of the severest tests
of virtue. It embraces such afflictions
as family troubles, the hatred of
enemies, the misunderstanding of
friends, the losse of relatives. It bruises
the heart of those. whose por
tion it is. Often their confidence in
God is put a painful struggle to main
tain itself in the midst of their grief
But the harder the cross, the brighter
Most painful of all is shame, and
sometimes it happens that the best
Christians are put to this ordeal.
1 Occasionally, in a home that seems to
be blessed by grace, the husband or
the wife will turn out a scandal, a son
will become dissipated or dishodlest, a
daughter will, go wayward-and the
souls of their nearest and dearest will
be bowed down in anguish. They will
be mortlfled that one of theirs should
- go to the bad. They will suffer for
his or her sine. They maybe tempted
I to wonder and murder at the coming
of such ignominy upon them. They
1 may be inclined to be rebellious of the
reproach brought to the family name
by the wickedness of the guilty one.
- They have the hardest trial of all.
God knows best what is good for
us and what will tend to our sactifica
tion. Whatever he permits may be
turned to good. The saints used
Sscarcity, sickness, sorrow and shame
to strengthen their virtues and to in
crease their reward. Those who are
wise, will do likewise. "
WO·Uzr E1ig Uidio
Having the needed merit-to more
than make good all the advertising
r claimed for them,' the following four
s remedies have reached a phenomenal
sale. Dr. King's New Discovery, for
consumption, Coughs and Colds4 each
1 bottle guaranteed-Electric Bitters,
the great remedy for Liver, Stomach
and Kidneys. Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
the best in the world, and King's
1 New Life Pills, which at perfect
pill All these remedies are guaran
teed to do just what is claimed for
them and the dealer whose name is at
tached herewith will be glad to tell you
more of them. Sold at d.,,. Guenard
e Adjutant General T.F. Bell and In
Sspector General F. A. Farris will ar
rive to-morrow morning for the pur
pose of iuspecting the East Carroll
SGuards. TheCompany will meet at
their armory- in uniform, promptly at
half past 3 o'clock for muster and
inspection. The boys will make it
pleasant for both gentlemen while in
Ladies Kid Gloves,Tan and Black,
at $1, At POWELL'S.
In the burning of the Montgomery
gin on Deesona last Friday, Louis Hite
Slost 17 bales of cotton, T. J. Powell 6,
T. F. Montgomery 6, Sam Gibson S
e and J. W. Cooke and Go, 2, In all 82
d bales. No insurance whatever on gin
rt or cotton.
0 Mr. T. J. Byrne left on Thursday
, for Madison parish with the outfit of
s. Meessrs. McGuire & O'Donnell. Mr.
n Byrne is to have charge of the outfit.
>f It could ;ot be in the hands of a more
efficient levee builder.
ar'J. &. P. Coats' Spool Cotton
- at 45 less 6 per cent. This price is
* to merchants only.
SW. N. Wmrrm, AeT.
SThe Joe Peters put ofihere 266 bales
of cotton for reshipmenut on the
- eathers. The Peters will now make
regular trips, and reship all her otton
for New Orlans here.
Is A colored fishberman, who has been
r living, near Cottonwood, for the last
two year, was arrested last Friday;
She is accueed of having killed a man,
cl near Friar's Point, nish., about two
.f years ago.
SCoL T. L. Van Fosaen attended the
y Planters' meetlpg on Tleday last.
y, When the pibsaters' iterests are at
stake, yoe may rely ona seatihg the
Colorse out, ar spfte of bad weather
and b td roads.
retCa -. _ _ _
~ cu -
Cream O at 'MW
for 25cts. M POW e
When you Ioel lired, hiv lazy 4u
arally arty acentitf, cleanse your 'b~oO&
with Planiatiois Sarw&piik aad
Iodide Potash: and s1Ra r your 1fi
with Plautation Pills. Sold byi L.,_$'
Guenard drug store.
p pos , oot.. ,,
NEW FANCY PRUNES-Pei pound- i?
hlerpe o1 fs
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F ancy O lives, G0ct a to ,icta ( ot tle; p o n d b " ) C 1r 4 i.
Extracts and Fruit Colorngas (I varieties) ~t to 41W
Fancy Apples, Cocoynuts, Oranges, l ._:$&
aFreight prepaid on or-ders a
Corner Store in "The Carrll." n
RANSDELL &; P Wp
INc . AFUs a utt, .s.
A . -A1L Lu-itHo ,
Filling Prescrlptions o peersal`i " -Wf fiir4¶
Copper, Tin and basdv"-i
Britching and oSnakestai - I 0 ,
FagJo w~eek C evw dasmslptisR peaI3pt
S. M . ,U .a
is s iaio!isassess Orf e
ilgProprietor whar-bat. ake
.'enUmd linen s
5at 5 eats s Uss.iOt. biy
Highest PriRce Pa-d
Mississippi hr ans ui
tar tnt·l~~ Att~rnt0I..o
('bjsa~c'.a oft~tC a~ i. Mr9 at~e~ .lupsiii it:::i~
traf. rie fltRd *34,: .s%
guartetd. CIrthufl b 4Elr**IR
sire taoone by 4ivl $o0.