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Saturday, January 16, 1897.
P' S. STCZOKER,, M. D.,
Ofmce at Campbell & Chaze Drug
Store on Levee street.
W. D. BELL,
Burgeon and Practicing P} siclan.
(Obstetrics a specialty.)
Will respond to all calls, day or mghit.
Office at Bernard drug store. iesidence
next to Mctodist Churc
Payment for medical services must
be made at the close of each month
H. P. WELLS, JR.,
LAKE PIROVIDENCE, LA.
Office-Next to the Postoffice,
C. S. WYLY,
.Attorney at L.aiWr.
Lake Providence, La.
Practices In State and Federal Courts,
Local and Parish News.
One more week of court.
White's for first class goods.
Attend Church to-morrow.
The grip still continues its hold.
Bell's team is doing the hauling.
Services at the churches to-morrow.
Our public schools are getting along
. Proyidence should be kept on the
Good carpenters continue in de
Read the proceedings of the School
A new line of goods just In at
More merchants of our town should
Phil McGuire's jug trade continues
The grand jury report is published
In this issue.
The river has been bumping itself in
the past few days.
# ; The half of the first month in '97 has
The rainy weather will put a stop
to all plantation work.
The Town Council proceedings ap.
pear In another column.
Mr. Phil McGuire continues improv
Ing his corner property.
Prayer meeting every Wednesday
night at the Methodist Church.
Miss Ethel Egelly is visiting the
Misser McCutcheu of Greenville.
Farm work is progressing nicely,
and lots of land is already broken up.
Tax Collector Blount will soon
advertise the dolinquent tax debtors.
Every time a new building goes up
it adds that much to the growth of the
We had a little winter at the end of
last week, but it is now warm and un
Mr. Sig Wolff, of Goodrich's, was
'mingling with his friends in town on
Our friend Kennedy has been on
the examination of colored teachers
"There is wisdom in knowing when
you are doing well, and in letting well
,The President of the Fire Company
should see that there is a meeting of
Our friend Mr. Dan O'Sullivan, was
quilte sick on Sunday. We are glad to
report him better.
The river has been rising at the rate
of a foot and half every twenty-four
hours since Sunday.
Mr. John WVilliams will soon start
the erection of a nice dwelling on his
lots facing the lake.
Those of our friends who were
down with the grip last week we are
glad to say, are improving.
We were glad to see Mr. E. II. Davis
in town on Saturday last. He had
quite a severe attack of grip.
The millinery department at White's,
presided over by Miss Mary Jackson,
is an attractive place for the ladies.
The parish examinating board held
a session on Monday and examined
seyeral colored applicants for schools.
It Is said that the Town Council
will soon build a large fire cistern at
the corner of First and Hood streets.
Charley Whittinogton left for Mem
pbhis the other day. lie i liable to
turn up at any moment with a lot of
It is very damp and disagreeable.
We ought not to grumble, for we have
had.many months of the finest weather
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Goodwin bave
moved out to the Carrolltou planta
tion. We hope Mack strikes it rich
The river for the past week has
risen very rapidly. The indications
are that we cat look for a decline in a
Mr. Irvin Davis and little saughter,
made a fying trip to Vicksburg on
Friday evening last. They returned
Mis Carrrie Hall left on the steamer
City of Savanah on Saturday eveing
lus for Greenville, wher he wil't
remalna fr o nu tme telting , trikad.
Mr. . . Johnson of Talleab, be
parehad the ,sPalse Stable" prop
erty situated onLake steot, fron Mr,.
GOOD TRAIN SERVICE.
Train service Inaugurated by the Y.
& M. V. R. R. and I. OQ systems is ap
preciated by the traveling public. Bly
using the above lines you can go to
St. Louis, Chicago, Louisville, Cincin
nati and all points east with only one
change of cars and this change is made
at a Union Depot in Memphis, where
you get a solid vestibule train through
to all the above points. For tickets
or Information call on local agents or
JNO. A. SCOTT, Memphis, Tenn.
A. II. HANSON, G. P. A., Chicago,
W. A. KELLOND, A. G. P. N.,
J. G. SLAUGHTER, C. T. A. Vicks
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Chaffe, who
were the guests of flon. J. E. Ransdell
and wife for sometime, left on Friday
last for their home in Minden. Mr.
Chaffe is quite a popular gentleman
and has many friends in Providence.
Next week Mr. T. J. Powell will
move to the Turner store formerly oc
cupied by Mr. W. C. MeRae, where be
will be pleased to see his old custo
mers. Mr. Jim White, one of the best
clerks in town, will take pleasure in
1waiting on you.
The jurors were discharged on Mon
day and there was no court during the
week on account of Judge Monigom
cry being too unwell from the severe
attack of grip. lie will be alright by
Monday and will rush things during
the last week of the term.
Dr. Tichenor's Antiseptic is not rep
resented to be "just as good" as any
thing. Placed squarely upon its own
merit for ten years, it stands to-day
without an equal for the purposes in
tended. Ask J. S.Guenard for it.
Miss May Hill of Ilatcher's station,
Ga., who has been on a visit to her
brothers, Messrs, J. N. and R. L. Hill,
since last summer, returned to her
home on Saturday last. Miss Hill is
a charming young lady and there
were many regrets at her departure.
Live Oak Rye is the peer of any
whiskey made in the world, possessing
in concentrated form the aromatic and
onic qualities of the grain from which
it is distilled. Phil McGuire is the
sole agent at this place.
Brict Owen, the worst negro nuis
ance we have in town and who spends
most of his time in jail, was arrested
on Tuesday for stealing from the Ital
inan fruit dealer. We learn that he
was "caught dead to rights," and the
chances are that he will go to the pen
The steamer Natchez took on board
from Bell's landing several thousand
sacks of cotton seed. The next trip of
the boat will clean up every sack.
We are glad to learn that our friend
Bell realized a good sum from his in
vestment. Nothing like hustling, and
Bell is that kind of a hair piu.
Why suffer with Coughs, Colds and
La Grippe when LAXATIVE BlROMO
QuININE will cure you in one day,
Does not produce the riinging in the
head like Sulphate of Quinine. Put
up In tablets convenient for taking
Guaranteed to cure, or money re
funded. Price 25 cents. For sale at
Guenard's Drug Store.
Our popular friend, Mr. John Doan
van, has left our town for good,except
ou occasional visits, and has gone into
business at llIawar., where he will run
a first class mercautile business and
receiving and forwarding. We hardly
know how he is going to keep out of
town, but we guess he will resolve.
We wish him success.
Manager liamley of the Lumber
Company, who sold several thousand
feet of lumber to a Memphis firm and
which has been waiting to go forward
by barge for the past few weeks, had
to get several men and teams on Mon
day to move the lumber on top of the
bank to keep the rapidly rising river
from taking it, which was no easy job.
They managed to get it on high
ground before any of it got wet.
Because the imitations of Dr. Tiche
nor's Autiseptic smell and taste like
peppermit is no proof that they are
!'just as good" as the original, simon
pure compound that has given univer
sal satisfaction tor ten years. You
may know Dr. Tichenor's Antiseptic
by the trade mark. J. S. Guenard
always keeps it for sale.
Aunt Julia Parks, colored, wife of
Hlenry Parks, died on Tuesday and
was followed to her last resting place
by a large cortege on Wednesday.
She was one of the old house ser'antl
of the late Gen. Ed. Sparrow before
the war, and was implicitly trusted
by the family. The good old time
colored people are fast'passing away
with many regrets. Uncle Henry has
the sympathy of hbis white frlends i
The Hot. Police Jury will ineet on
Wednesday next. As this is their
B-et meeting for sometime, they will
no doblit be in sesion two' or three
Mr. Wtelter Goodwno hal pnrebised
"the h. £etorr gp at .8 we con
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We say In another paragraph that
Charley Whittington went q"a to pur
chase a lot of "plugs," but we are mis
taken. Charley got back on Wedues
day morning with the prettiest lot of
mares aud horses that - has been
brought to the city. Charley says
that he has two mares that can trot it
in less than three minutes, and Char.
ley is known for his truthfulness,
Call and take a look at his nice stock.
We notice in the report of the grand
jury published in another column that
it embraces the same old stereotyped
request that has appeared in many a
report before-that "we recommend
that the courthouse be repaired"
which receives no attention whatever.
It is a fact that there is no court house
in the State that looks as delapidated
as that of East Carroll's, which should
and ought to be an ornament to our
If you have used Dr. Tichbnor
Antiseptic and like it why allow you.
self to be "talked" into taking a cow..
terfeit or imitation of it, just to pleaLe
the dealer? Don't do it unless yc n
want to be "hbumbugged."
The revetment work done above
town two years ago by the govern
ment, is holding splendidly, and from
the looks of the river, the current is
leaving that part and exteqding farther
down, which shows that the work has
accomplished the purpose for which it
was put there. There'has not been any
caving since the work was finished.
We believe that with a little more
work being done by the government
that the whole front along our town
could be prevented from caving.
It is a shame that the members of
the Military Company do not take any
more interest than they do. The last
quarterly report shows 'that the ap
portionment of the East Carroll guards
was something like $17.00, when it
should have been over $100.00 if the
boys had attended drills promptly.
They should not forget they are help
ing to liquidate the indebtedness on
the Opera House when they attend
the drills, and the more who attend
the larger will be their quarterly ap
Physicians everywhere prescribe
Live Oak Itre, and professional men
use it in preference to all others, and
have found it the purest and best
Uncle Phil McGuire can supply you.
The drift wood coming down the
river on the present rise shows that
there is quite a change taking place in
the channel. The drift wood almost
-'hugs" this bank and instead of going
to the Mississippi side. as it used to do,
part of it now goes down behind the
large sand bar below town. The bar
is washing away, and it is only a ques
tion of a short time when it will en
tirely disappear and the bank com
mence to cave again along the D)eesona
and Wyly fronts. We are afraid this
is the way things look at present.
Last Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Itansdell gave an imptomtu dinner to
Judge F. F. Montgomery and all the
lawyers practicing at this bar, to
Sheriff Dunn and clerk of the court J.
D. Tompkins. Judge Montgomery
was to have been the principal guest of
the day, but sickness kept him from at
tending. Although our lawyers (1do
not spare one another in the practice
of law, their social relations have been
excellent, owing to the fact that they
are among the very best and most cul
tivated gentlemen in thestatc. At the
social gathering of the legal fraternity
had Tuesday. wit did shine, wine did
flow and all were merry.
We would like for the street and
bridge committee to go up on the
levee in front of Max Levy's store and
take a look at the dumping ground
that the people have made across the
levee. It is a shame to allow such a
thing, and we hope that the committee
will put a stopl to it.
There were a great many "knights
of the grip" in town this week. D)ull
times don't keep them away from
Providence. They say it is the town
to strike-for goods to seil and good
Mrs. J. L. Martian and her bright
little son Hlarry, came up from Vicks
burg ou Sunday morning last to visit
her mother, brother and sister, who
have been unwell. Mrs. Martian
returned last evening.
Misses Ida and Daisy Oldfield, after
spendiug the holidays with their par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Oldfleld, have
returned to the Vicksburg Convent,
where they have been attending school
for the past two years.
When the residences of Mr. John
Williams, Mr. Ed. Magee, and Mr.
Max Levy and the hotel building of
Mr. C. R. Egelly are erected, they will
add to the appearance very much to
the already beautiful lake'view.
The steamer Savannah continues to
grow in public favor. A boat with as
popular a crew as she has, is bopud to
command the business along the rlver.
The Messre. Cummins and Al. Hinner
are hard to beat. We wish them suc
The Bulding Aslsociation did not
have their regular meeting last Mon
day on acconut of the abtene or sick
oess of several of the Directors. They
will meet next IEonday at 7 o'clock p.
m. st Mr. Murpbee'* stors, where they
will offer $600.00 for sale to the hlgbest
Mr. and Mrs, . Vi- n8werloen, 'of
Natehbs, st prs ieiat vuistetob &e ou
bs: I iufr
IN ORDER NOT TO CARRY OVER ANY
BONNETS AND SHAPES,
WE HAVE THIS EARLY IN THE
SEASON REDUCED THE PRICE JUST
OF THE REGULAR ARRKET SELLING
PRICE. THIS SALE WILL CONTINUE
AS LONG AS THEY LAST. WE INVITE
W. N White, A L
SCHOOL BOARD PROCEiDINGS. ing resolution, which was nnanimousl,
Lake Providence, La., Jan. 6, 1897.
The Hon. Board of School Directors
of the parish of East Carroll convened
to-day in regular quarterly session.
Present-Hon. T: J. Powell, Presi
dent; C. R. Egelly, Secretary. Di
rectors Jas. Beard. J. C. Bass, T. B.
Goffe and J. S. Millikin.
Absent-Directors. W. H. Benja
men, N. Fousse, V. Montgomery and
W. N. White.
The superintendent announced to the
hoard that vacancies existed in the
Board of Examiners by reason of the
declension of Judge J. M. Kennedy and
J. E. Ransdell; and an election was
held to fill said vacancies, resulting in
the election of Prof. B. F. Dudley and
S. B. Kennedy to till said position a's
assistant to the Superintendent.
Upon motion of Director Millikin,
It was resolved that the Superintend
out be authorized and instructed to
open the colored schools for a term of
three months, commencing on Monday
the 11th inst.; and should the funds
after ascertaining the apportionments
be sufficient, that the term be extend
ed one month longer.
The petition for location of a white
school at Bowie and a colored school
at Lickskillet was granted, the s:lary
of the teacher of Lickskillet to be the
same as now fixed for payment of
other teachers; ant the salary of the
teacher at Bowicis hereby fixed at $30
per month. It is understood and the
Superintendent is hereby instructed
that in locating the school at Lick
skillet, the teacher of the Lakewood
school shall teach two months at Lakc
wood and two months at the Lick
Upon motion, the Board as a whole,
proceeded to the location of schools in
the country, and the Superintendent
was directed to locate schools at the
following places, to-wit:
First Ward-Winn Forest. Hender
son, Carondelet and Monticello or
Second Ward.-New Melbourne,
Transylvania and Homestead.
Third Ward.-Wintefield, Lakewood
and Likskillet combined, Evergreen or
Mt. Olive and Live Oak.
Fourth Ward.-St. Paul, Eyrie and
Fifth Ward.-Black Bayou and
The Finance Committee filed the
following report, which was read, re
ceived and adopted, to-wit :
lake Providence. La., Jan. 6, 1897.
To the Hon. President and members
of the Board of School Directors-We,
your Finance Committee. .eg leave to
report that we have examined the re
port of the Treasurer of the school
fund rendered to Oct. 1, 1896, which
we find -corret. supported by proper
We find that he had on hand on July
A cash balance of ................ $894 87
That he has received since from Col
Poll tax. 8118.00. less com. $6.90.... 112 10
Fines $6.00. less com. $1.68 .........4 48
State apportionment............ 248 80
That he has disbursed for sundries
as per warrants, 1897.............. 318 06
Oct. 1-Leaving a. balance on hand
tbhis date.......................8442 0
We have examined and approved the
following accounts presouted: *
W A Blount, hauhlng...............$ 4 80
W8 aguire ........................ 0
F H Schaeider....................... 600
O(F Davis .......................... 00
T. : Powell .............. ......... 7
J. . Gueeard, uaessor..............M 8ý
That the Sheriff and Tax Collecton
of this parish be and he is hereby re
quested to furnish the secretary of this
board a statement of each settlemeni
made by him with the treasurer of the
school fund of the poll tax collected
in order that the same may be used b3
the finance committee in checking the
reports of the treasurer made to this
Be it resolved further, That the sec,
retary of this board furnish the sherif
and tax collector with a copy of thin
There being no further business, the
board adjourned until the next regulai
quarterly session, being the first Wed
nesday in April, unless otherwisi
T. J. POWELL. President.
aHas. R. EGELLY, Secretary.
GRAND JURY REPORT.
To the Hon. F. F. Montgomery, Judge 7tt
District Court for the parish of Eapt Car
We, your Grand Jury, duly empan
neled, having completed our labor,
herewith submit our report.
We have examined fifty-six cases
and found twenty-two true hills.
We have examined Sheriff's receipts
for tax settlement up to January 1st,
1897, and find same to have been cor
We have examined jail and clerk's
office, and find both in good condition,
We heartily recommend that some
repairs be made on the court room and
lower rooms of court house.
We now respectfully ask to be dis.
H. C. McGUIRE. Foreman.
Providence, La...Jan. 9. 1897.
Bright Crisp Westhe
Cold enough to make heavy CLOTHI
ING, OVERCOATS, heavy UNDER
WEAR, MUFFLERS and GLOVES a
necessity. Where can you find such
styles, such values as we show ?
Money back if not suited.
Mail orders receive prompt atten.
WARNER & SEARLES CO.,
Major L. K. Barber came in from his
plantation on the Bend Tuesday and
took the boat next morning for Mie.
siesippi,,where he was called on im
The encroachment of the river was
so rapid that on 'Monday Mr. Bell had
to tear dotvn his "under-the-bank"
ware house, and had to huotle to keep
from being caught.
That was a bright idea of some one
in placing damp sawdust on the court
house floor and jury room, which was
theaue of several catching the grip
and others severe colds.
A BZATIrUL FIVe ACRE LOT haviro
atrontof twochalas and sixty4-xlinks. oa
the take road. nest to the property ofP Yr.
1. C. Bass. Thi is beyoed a d* the
Ilness ve aese beidlag lor toa at Carroll
.or terms, bf a kLE
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My Cotton Gin is the complete Monger system, and my ginning rates
are very low.
aiA liberal share of the public patronge.is solihoited.
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