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PUBLISHED EVEIRY SATURDAY AT
LAKE 1'IOVIDENCE. LA.
SAMES N. TURNER,
Publialser and Proprietor.
QUBSCRIPTION: *200 PER YEAIR.
Saturday, - - - - June 1, 1895
The Sunday law is being strictly
enforced in New Orleans.
Walter Q. Gresham, Secretary of
State, in the present administration,
died in Washington on Monday night
Gen. Scoffilhl, Commander in
Chief of the U. S. army, is mentioned
as the probable Democratic nominee
Oscar Wilde, of London, the
apostle of aesthetioism, was fonnd
guilty and sentenced to two years in
Queen Victoria celebrated her 76th
birthday last week. She is still in
vigorous strength, both mental and
bodily. Long live the Queen.
Dr. S. P. Schwing of Plaquemin,
who, some weeks ago killed Dr.
Emile Hiriart in New Orleans, has
instituted devorce proceedings against
Congressman Catchings, of Vieks
burg, was elected permanent chair
man of the Sound Money Convention
held in Memphis on Thursday of last
Ex-Speaker Crisp says that Tom
Reed will he speaker of the next
House and that Joe Blackburn will
be re-elected to the Senate from
John A. Morris is dead. He must
have been a grand, noble and good
man, judging from the eulogies paid
him by every paper in New Or
leans. He will be missed.
-,-- n has threatened American
correspondents, who are reporting
the Cuban revolution. One has al
ready been killed, a reporter of the
New York Evening Journal.
The Iberville South says that "the
financial question is playing havoc in
democratic circles. The republicans
are as hopelessly divided on the
question as their opponents, but they
are not waging the same foolish in
ternecine warefare among themselves.
At present it takes a man with a
powerful telescope to imagine that
there is any chance for the democracy
in the next national election."
"The President has rebuked and
retired Admiral Meade from ser
vice for subordination. The Presi
dent wrote on the back of the
order his regret that an officer
whose career has been so long
and brilliant should tarnish his repu
tation at its close by unmerited criti
cism of the President and the secre
tary of the navy." What a shame it
must be to this man, who had such a
The dedication of the Confeder
ate Monument at Oakwoods Come
tery, on Thursday, brought to
Chicago the most distinguised assem
blage of officers of both the Union
and Confederate armies that has
ever been together in the west. Car
loads of floral offerings consisting of
flowers, trees, plants, mosses and
omagnolias from nearly every state in
the South were sent to decorate the
graves of the brave heroes of the
The Alexandria Democrat says
that "a silver dollar has the same
purchasing power now-notwithstand
ing the alleged demonetization of
silver-that a gold dollar has. But
there lives neither the prophet, nor
the son of a prophet, who can predict
its purchasing power, should Con
greas establish the free, independent
and unlimited coinage of silver. In
our opinion, should such a contin
gency arise, two silver dollars would
Snot then buy as much as a single
gold dollar at the present time."
The Louisiant Advocate of Bien
ville parish, says: "The cotton crop
ha this section beyond a doubt, has
been seriously affected by the recent
eold weather. The farmers have
been afraid to chop at out to a stand
for the reason that the cold weather
weould kill so muech of it that a stand
would have been destroyed. The
pIat b aeuarly a month late on an
aveOage aad the prospects are not
adom: ny. means for it to improve
and say early crop whatever.
The ~ t teeto hse always been
the b&t blmetefre sad it is seldom
that latnootsnto. 'uinoan to much."
JOHN A. MORRIS DBAD.
The death en Sunday evening at
Kerrville, 'T'e,, of Mr. John a Mor
ris removes from the active energy
of a vigorous manhood one who
1,osessed a striking and marked in
dividuality9 !1s intimates in the
social sphere k:ew him for the
largeness of his heart and the great
ness of his benevolence. Thousands
knew him as the one great bene
factor in their hour of sorrow. The
general public knew him as a man
who tiad been aboard ship in many
a fierce gale, and has at times made
a safe harbor, and at times had
But few knew him as a masterful
leader in the great battles which
marked hls career. For this quiet,
equable, unastentatious man, whose
equipose was phenominal was a
great general. His perception was
keen, his resources abundant, his de
clsions startling in their prompti
tude. No man in his day and gen
eration bore so universal a relation
to Louisiana and its affairs as John
A. Morris. Knowing everything
and everybody, knowing public
men as none other knew them, with
a memory that had stored within it
the recollection of treachery and
base ingratitude, the sweetness of
temper of John A. Morris was a
revelation to those who were his
lieutenants in those great battles,
the history of which will never be
lie was eminently a just man.
The writer remembers with a keen
ness which time will never diminish
an occasion which tested the sense
of justice of John A. Morris. One
of his trusted advisers had brought
wreckage to "the cause" by one ill
advised move. The great fight was
virtually lost, and hundreds of those
dependent on the issue would soon
be engulfed in a ruin which time
has shown was most complete. Yet
not a word of complaint escaped his
lips. His amiability and sweetness
did not desert him for an instant.
"I believe I would have made the
same mistake;" he said, and there
the matter ended.
Mr. Morris was built upon thor
oughly reflective lines. His tastes
were those of the philosopher. His
view of events was that of a specta
tor, not of an actor, in the busy
scenes of life. lie had seen so much
nothing was unusual to him. Timid
ity and cowardice among men he
treated as hereditary diseases, which
evoked pity, not vengenco. He did
not know what it was to harbor the
faintest tinge of resentment. No
man could be his enemy; he would
not permit it. He was happy only
when everybody else was happy too.
Mr. Morris was a student. His
reading was extensive and thorough.
His knowledge was part and parcel
of himself. He knew things because
they had become ingrained and
woven in his nature. A student of
books, he knew men as no other
man in Louisiana knew them. his
wide mental grasp took in every
thing; he saw all sides of every pic
There are those who would critt
cise the great man who has just left
us. It is enough to say of them
that they did not know him. His
heart was greater than his head;
tenderness and kindness towered
over intellect as the mountain peak
over the valley below.
Charity, in the case of John A.
Morris, covered all the world in
which he moved. None so humble
but that his hand was stretched
forth in succor when distress came.
The poor car driver with his crushed
foot knew his bounty-theonce rich,
but now impoverished, gentlewoman
he aided, too. Young men striv
ing for educational advantages he
grasped by the hand, and led along
the pathway of knowledge.
The names of those who enjoyed
his beneficence cannot, for obvious
reasons, be given. No one knew
but a fraction of them. I doubt
whether John A. Morris himself
knew them all. lie had a wonder
fully gracious way ot forgetting
kindnesses he had shown.
A masterful intellect, dwarfed
into pettiness by an all-encircling
greatness of heart, has left the
world. An. left it the happier be
cause he had been in it.
Root iattle Pig or Die.
The above is the subjeg of the fol
lwing speech dehlivered by Mr. Ed. T.
Newman at toe commencement exer
cises of Centre College, Dinville, Ky.,
in 1866. Mr. Newman was for years a
resident of East Carroll, and it is with
pleasure that we reprint this "effusion"
of his younger days:
Ladies and gentlemen.-It becomes
my painful duty to-day to make a few
remarks to this learned assembly of
Literati, and to these beautiful women,
before leaving torever the clastie Ialls
of "Old Centre.' I have raked and
scraped among the rusty old records
of the past and I have sought every op
portunity for the purpose of making
the wonderful disrovery of a subject
for this awt-lIpoitst Cosqeaeaemgt
Day. 'Whevethee I a wll, thee. Is
a way," and after mates. deliberatlo
and anch oeaMsderatlo. I have .ooted
up the subject salled "erot Ittal igf
I hope ladies and gentleaMn thabt
will make the nes. h _-et
for me and also my maf b Mf I heave
learned from nsad expehnb -<2.e
have- been tossed up n -the h -irO
waves of lIle and Idbe~gelt .s ll
tempteatuem stor. that ev fltlIB
pig atndaroot or dieA ta meat~mr
been !tmpi pe y thatiie~stl m
me in ath
- ~ "h- .
iognomy and the awful mandate, come
forth ,"Newman take the board." then
I could duly appreciate the motto
'*Root little pig or dlie," but if owing to
a concatenationu of fortuitous circum
stances the little pig would fail to
root. hc would get as an unavoidable
accident what college boys term a
'Bob tail nine." In delving over
those pages of classic love such as
Quintilian. Thucidides. Euripides.
Demosthinies and numerous others,
the irrevocable motto stares the little
boy in the face, "Root little pig or
die," but if said little hog is too stub
born to rootl the inevitable conse
quence is, a "Robert Narrative nine"
will be affixed as a necessary append
age to his circular, which will not be
very pleasant and will most probably
bring a conglomeration of ideas into
the seat of reason as the old gentleman
taking out his spectacles and looking
long and earnestly at &be document
says, my son! my sonr what do these
round marks mean P Bad health daddy!
is young American's reply. I expect,
my son, they are rather indication of
your visiting the Kentucky women too
In looking out into the broad vista
of human society. we see pigs of every
size and description, from the great
big hog down to the most diminutive,
all rooting alike for themselves.
Pigs are often times so hoggish as to
root in a heterogeneous combination
of agueous liquid intermingled with
the most minute particles of the tertiary
formation of this mundane sphere and
at last they are overwhelmed in a
mighty mass of mud and water. their
optical organs becoming obscure, they
are campelled "de necessitate" to go it
blind, which boys often do in the well
known game of "old sledge."
The storms and tempests of life
render it very difficult for a little pig
to root his way through this terrestrial
world of ours, but if he is good pluck,
he always leaves his mark upon the
sands of time. Some hogs think it
best to remain quiescent, trusting to
their long line of ancestors, and to the
illustrious deeds of their forefathers to
support them in their lazy dignities,
but this doctrine will not do, for this
is a fast age of ours.. and every pig,
both great and small, and every bog
though little or big must root for him
self or he must die. I have passed
through a long course of college life
and I have rooted up many a precious
relic from "Old Centre," and now, as
I am about to leave the classic halls of
my Alma Mater, I hope that the
grounds in which I will have to root
in after years will be as pleasant and
as mellow as those have been in the
town of Danville, in the County of
Boyle, in the State of Kentucky, in the
United States of North America.
It is said that the world brings a
man's probosis down to a hard rock,
commonly called a grind stone, if such
be the case, I will unfurl my banner to
the breeze, the waves of adversity may
beat against it, the tides of misfortune
may rise high, but I will look aloft and
I will seek encouragement from that
motto which will be engraven there in
letters of talismanic influence and in
which I believe so firmly, "Boot little
pig or die."
Live Within Your Means.
A great deal of unpleasantness and
so-called misfortune is caused by llv
ing so that the expenditures exceed
the income. It is doubtless true that
there are cases in which circumstances
render it next to impossible to have a
surplus above earnings; but a great
many who never lay by anything for
a rainy day, could do so if they would
so determine and act on the determi
We believe that false pride is large
ly the cause of extravagance or at
least of the expenditure of money that
could have been kept. Too maid peo
ple seem to think they must keep up
with their wealthier neighbors in the
way of style of living; they strain
their credit as long as they can, and
if conscience is weak as pride is strong,
often resort to dishonorable means to
procure the money to keep up appear
ances. Others more honest hold as
long as they can, and when forced to
acknowledge their financially em.
barassed condition, make an honest
effort to pay their creditors, and to
get a fresh start in life.
The young man should make It a
point to save some of his earnings, no
matter how small they may be. If his
salary is esmall his expenses mustbe
small. The business firm whose ex
penditures- constantly exceed its in
come is sure sooner or later to go to
the wall. T'his is just as true of the
family or the individual. It is neces
sary to keep very close accounts, and
if it is discovered that the balance is
on the wrong side of the ledger, there
must either be some retrenching or
some increased earnlugs till the bal
ancee is found on the right side. Let
those who desire put on as much style
as they please, whether they are able
or not, but the prudent man who
lives within his means at all times will
be able to have all the comforts of life
after others have been forced to throw
off their false colors, and through
humiliation have gone to poverty be
cause of imprudent and extravagant
living. The man who pays as he goes
is not apt to live beyond his means.
The severe earthquake shocks re
cently felt in Europe, killed anp in
jured a great many people, and
much other serious damage was
done. In Vienna thousands of peo
ple led from their homes and have
been camping in open fields outside
ot the ifty, In Greece and Turkey
the disturbances lated for a week,
whieb killed over 400 people and
adered sooo0,000 homeless. At Con
ple great damage was done
-sm 30) lives were lost iand the
Iinjry to property was estimated at
0.e tar exchanges tells us tant
isimestamy diea very rich, but when
.ladoeshe reaches the eondltion of
thIe p~or*t begar the wordi knows.
14t ~9~t .t~enough peo e
are cheaper than ever before. No
use in paying $5.00 to $6.50 for a
Bar when you can get one from
$3.75 to $4.50 that will give perfect
Complete line at
$1.50, $1:85, $2.25, $2.50,
$2.75, $3.75, $4.50.
In White and Colored,
From 10 to 25cts per yd.
DOTTED AND LACE STRIPES IN
TWEL VE DIFFERENT SHADES.
White and Colored,
Form 12 1-2 to 15cts per yd.
Variety of Shades,
From 10 to 15cts per yd.
A new line,
From 25 to 85cts.
W. N. WHITE, Agt.
d On the Watch.
n Rutherford B. Hayes, who once en
I aced the part of the President of the
, United States, was quite a saving and
thrifty man; but some things whicl
impressed the multitude as signs o
meanness were really nothing but
ordinary prudunce. Fur example
people used to wonder why he would
persist, while drawing a salary o,
$50,000 a year, in wearing a silver.
plated Waterbury worth possibly .$3
t He was aware that his practice was
known, and any astonishment mauni
a fested amused himn instead of making
t him angry. In answer to a look of
surprise he would say: "I think that
is a pretty plain watch for a Presidenit
of the United States to carry, but it is
good American make"-as if assum
log that this fact would counteract
i the effect of the cheapness of the
' article. The truth was that almost
weekly a deputation of Western in.
diana called upon him, always bring
ing presents of some kind to the
Great Father. Of course, he was erx
pected to give something in return
I and the object was to find something
° cheap at the same time acceptabie,
Watches were a novelty to the Iudi.
Iaus, and to present a chief with .
watch which the Great Father himself
had; been carrying always impressed
him greatly. having discovered this
and not carning to distribute gole
watches or even silver ones, Mr.
Hayes hit upon the expedient of buy
Sinug nickel watches at $36 dollars.
dozen, and always made it convenient
to have one with him against an
d Men's GenuineCalf Skin Sewed I -
Shoes-wide, medium and
narrow toes. Every pair guar- T
r anteed. This is a splendid Shoe a
for $2.75. Call and see them. j
e At VVI te''.
One hundred tons ot first class hay ifc
sale. For prices, apply to
b M. DORAN,
J une 1, Bellaggia Plantatioa.
Six hundred bushels of choice corn _eo
sale, in the ear or shelled. For prices, ap
ply to T. 8. 81TTON,
JBlack Bsayou Plantation. i
I June .
s Having completed the listing and hav.ri
estimated the values of all real and persone
- al property in the parish in aceordasee
with law. notice Is hereby gtien that my
e Ibsts will remain open for inspection sad
e correction at my omee for a period otfS
days, beginning on the Sd day of June18
J. 8. GUENARD,
Asesuer sst Carroll Farle.
Lake Provtdenee, La,, June 1, 15 .
eaer CAUIs 1
The jun termsf tha 7th >driatet CGSIS
t arexd for the kit Mondtays i J$5
The cvi1 terms are a thed tsetoer. t e
Moaysta.Mar* sad Ostoter.
Jury tes s to begIoan 4th Meup
lita Mondays bine Aprsiand Petoes.i.
' Jury. trees so *
Plain, 5 to 25cts per yd.
Stripes, Plaid, Cords, Lace effects,
5 to 22cts per per yd.
Small and Large Checks,
5 to 15cts per yd.
A No. 1 quality at
20cts per yd.
double fold at 10cts.
double fold at 10cts.
Including Brass Head Nails,
Another lot of Wire Cloth for Screen
30, 32, 34 and 40 inches wide.
The Confederate Veterans reunion
at Houston was a grand thing. Over
20,000 old Confederate soldiers were
The managers of the Ballot Reform
f League of Louisiana are out only for
Sofiice. That's about the size of it.
What fools and fanatics they must
f have been, who hung Secretary
Carlisle in etidgy on Wednesday night
last at Natchitoehes.
THIE MISSING LINK.
f We're the link between maltrs and
t users of household Furniture. Whole
sale prices guaranteed. We sell tor the
a world's largest factories. Send .for
catalogue. Postage 6 cents. Ameri
t can Furniture Agency, Galena, Kansas.
Xmmovablo Property D
f STATE OF LOUISIANA VB. DR.
Parish of EastCarroll
BY virtue of the authority vested in me
I by the Constitution and Laws of the State
, of Loulelan, I will proceed to sell at the
1 principal door of the Court-bouse, in which
the Civil District Court of said parish is
held, within the legal hours for Judicial
Rales beginning at eleven o'clock a. m., on
Saturday, the 1st day of June, 1895,
and continuing on each hucceeding days
1 until said sales are completed, all immovable
property on which taxes are now due to the
State of Louisiana, the Fifth Louisiana
Levee District, and the parish of East Car
roll to enforce the collection of taxes
assessed for the year 1894, together with all
interest from date of maturity as prescribed
) by law until payment of said taxes, cost
and fees at the rate of 2 per cent per month
until paid and all costs. The names of
said delinquent tax payers, the amount of
taxes due by each ou the assessment of
said years, and the immovable property
assessed to each to be okred for sal, as
E. L. Davis.
' Ffh ward. Bellemeade plantation, sloacres;
being that portion of Lots or Vraetlonal sections
t4 and 85 lying north of BSlck bayou containing
14 acres. together with the back concession
r thereto known as se 1i also lots and !t. and
el ofnw rsee, t ar ts. e
Taxeus oi pstpone6 aoordance with Aet
st1 of iS4.
Tares i85t.......................... 4o s
On said day ot Sale, I will sell such por
tion of sueh property as each debtor will
point ot, sad in case the debtor wiltl et
poett oat saieient property, I wi wthout
hrter delay, t i erleat quer ty otrsaid.
rertyf ay:debtor, whieh auy bidder
et due by Isn debtor.
mest, rhlr sash In legal tensr. r l*
pesi eeutpeaaly and see
r Shersni sad ez-OMg*aIr t .
I .ProrLdee. L "a.4pt#TuA 3 Jl
TH NEW PROVIDENCE I I
eBefore you buy any lot in Propilence, b sure to cimue and see
us. We have bought the Charity Hosplital property (Ingram field) and
we are going to divide it in lots for comfortable homes. We will make
of it the NEW PROVIDENCE; the town is going that way any way, and
WILL continue to go that way. We will sell a lot cheap for cash,
or on time, or on credit any way a man wants it from $10.00 up. Come
and see us.
MILLIKIN & HAMLEY.
The Mutual Life Insurance Company,
The Wldet Company i the United
States, and the LABSZ? is the Tll
IYUp to December l1st, 1899, it had paid to its policy holders
$346,466,167.88, which is double the amount ever paid by any other
POST & BOWLES GENERAL AGENTS FOR
C. Louisiana and Mississippi. New Orleans, La.
"a nuoey '1Bell., Looal 'Ag 't., a
La e IzO icRlenoe, Lra;
Succession of Arthur Richordson, Dec'd.
Notice is hereby given that W. H. Fisher,
administrator of the succession of Arthur
Richardson, dec'd., has filed a final account
of his gestlon of said succession. If no op
position be made thereto within ten days
from the date of this publication, the same
will be homologated. Signed this 24th day
of May, 1895.
J. D. TOMPKINS,
Clerk 7th Jud. District.
A true copy, J. D. Tompkins, Clerk.
State of Louisiana, parish of East Carroll,
Seventh District Court, Providence
Lodge No. 28, Knights of Pythias of
Louisiana versus Lake Providence lee
Manufacturing and Improvement Co.,
By virtue of a writ of Seizure and Sale to
me directed by the Honorable Seventh
District 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, East Carroll Parish, La., on
Saturday the let day of June, 1895, between
the hours prescribed by law. all the right,
title and interest of Defendant in and to
the following described property, to-wit:
All and singular that certain Lot of
ground sittated in said Parish and State,
containing one acre; having a tront of
one-halt acre on Lake Providence or the
road which runs along the Southern bank
thereof and running back between parallel
lines two acres in depth; bounded North by
Lake Providence; East and South by
property of John Williams; West by
property of Estate John Martian, with all
the buildings and improvements thereon,
consisting of the entire Ice Manufacturing
plant of said Company, excepting only
therefrom the Electric Light Plant, seized
in the above suit.
Terms of sale--Twelve months credit,
secured by mortgage on property sold.
Out of the price of adjndication the pur
chaser shall deduct and pay in cash costs of
printing and court costs. amounting to
about the sum of $125 0., and for the re
mainder, to give his twelve months bond
with solvent surety hearing 8 per cent per
annum interest from day of sale
J. W. DUNN, Sheriff.
Sheriff's office, Providence, La., May
Prop Phil's Saloon,
No. 3 Levee street, 9 doors from corner
Wive, Lpon mal Cips,
and sole agent in Providence for the
celebrated brand of
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Made by the Live Oak Distillery of
The purest Rye whiskey on the market,
and used by the U. S. government for
Also Peobles OLD CArIitT in cases, 1
otad th eal s es
Gasleams, LsdLe Hors
and lsm me the
Best in the World.
See descriptive adserm
moet which appears In thin
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reIans on having W. L.
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1,000 Gallons, $15. 1,500 Gallons,
$20. 200 Gallons, $26. 3000 Gallons,
$85. A. RIGGS & BRO., No. 60
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NeW Orleans, Late fort and the Bend
Freight and Passenger Steamer
T1 P. LEATHBRS.
Mike Carbine ........,,, . Captain,
F, C. Leathers,..............Clerk.
Leaves New Orleans
every Saturday at6 p.m.
passing PrviLdence going up Tuesday
morning. Returning, passing Provi
dence going down the same evening.
This steamer reserves the right to
pass all landings that the captain may
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Moderation an Prices,ý sý t it
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Not only in Honesty of Goods
our store your hearvuarters.
Jeweiry and Musical lustruanmts.
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