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PUBLISI[TID EIVERT 8ATD! IDAT AT
LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA.
JAMES N. T7sLRNE,.
Pablisber and Proprtetor.
UBSCRIIPT1ON : $200 PER YEAR.
Saturday, April 10, 1897.
'Three of the Louisiana Congress
fIen, Meyer, Davey and Brussard,
supported the Dingley tariff bill.
The Baroness de Hirsh will spend
$10,000,000 in New York for the
benefit of her race. A home and
school for working women will be
erected costing $300,000.
the Times-Democrat's relief fund
for the drough sufferers amounts to
over $1!,000. The work of this
great paper for the drouth-stricken
people should never be forgotten.
A bill was introduced in the Ken
olcky legislature providing for the
branding oflonrcts on each cheek.
The pVan who introduced this bill
should have received the first dose.
Tw'o btahk have already occurred
in the levees in the lower part of the
state, both on Bayou Lafourche. We
are afraid that disaster is sure to
ombe to those living below the mouth
of Bed river.
Peter S. McNally, the Boston
champion long distant swimmer, will
attempt to swim the English channel.
Hundreds of expert swimmers have
unsuccessfully tried to cross, but
McNally says that he will bp success
'he Democratic tickets of Chica
go, Cincinnati, Detroit and other
cities were elected by large majori
ties on Tuesday, which shows a de
~Idd change since the November
election. Carter Harrison was elect
ed mayor of Chicago over three op
ponents, and received more votes
than the other candidates combined.
The money apportioned by the
River Commission for immediate use
an the levees of the lower river has
been allotted as follows: For the
upper Yazoocistriet, $20,000; lower
Yazoo district, $45,000; upper Ten
wes district, $40,000; lower Tensas
disfrfot, $35,000; below Red River,
$60,000; leaving $50,000 of the
amount to be placed where it may be
Heon. W. J. Byran will give one
half the royalties received from the
sale of his book, "The First Bat
tle," toethe cause of bimetallism and
has appointed a committee whose
duty will be to properly expend the
funds reserved for that purpose.
The first month's royalty on the sale
of the 'bobk amounted to $16,000,
and the half of this amount has been
turned over to the committee.
The promptness in which the
United States brvernment is taking
hold in relieving the stricken people
in the overflowed district is commen
dable. Secretary Alger has sent
telegrams to the Governors of Mis
sissippi, Arkansas and Louisiana to
ft4d out the nnmber of people suffer
,ug for food and shelter. So far
Louisiana is Incky in not having any
eople in that fx.
The only thing that will save the
soumtry below us from the most ter
rible catastrophy that ever befeel it,
Ia now to open up the Atchafalays
and tim other two ontlets near it and
;all~ow past of the great volume of
water to low dolns them. If this Is
not done, and when the crest of the
wave now rapidly going down reach
es that .part of our State, we are
afraid that the country and people
will snter tfrom the effects of this
The New Orleans States in a late
suene on the all-levee system and the
asoouring out proesse of the river by,
levying ita banks, says that "every
Red river pilot knows that when navi
gating that canky river, very often
when a steamer is grounded where
the flood surface is seven or eight
feet on the gauge, on her return trip,
after the river has fallen five or six
bet, wnith an equal or greater draught
she will pass over the same place as
smothly as if she were in forty feet
of water. Theiexplanation is quite
simple. When the Red is high its
bottm current is slow and sluggish
and the silt of the river, instead of
b.ag swept along sccolding to the
Eads theory, sinks to the bottom and
fls up thie bed. Whereas, when the
v. ver has fallen, the force of its cur
rent Is carried down near or to the
b'ttom and then its full force strikes
the bed of the river, the silt is washed
the channel is deepenei."
Since our last issue there is nott
much chanue fr the better in the
situation of the river. The liver
en·ne Fo a stand on. Irursday morn
ing aftic fai!ing about thirteen inches,
and since then has risen a little over
half an inch, caused )y the rains or
perhaps by the inflow at the mouth
of the Ynazoo. It was confidently ex
pected that the breaks in the Missis
sippi levees would carry off all the
surplus water and that there were
too many to check the fall.
The levees along our entire front,
from Arkansas City down, are intact,
and it is confidently thought that no
break will occur, although the levee
may go at some place where it is least
expected and thought to be the
From Bedford's in Madison parish,
down, the levees have been raised
fully three feet and it is to be hoped
that the water to come out of the
Yazoo from the breaks above, will
not cause the river to .rise to the
height that it is expected from this
We believe that if the line of levees
can be held for the next ten days to
come that the danger will be over.
Vigilence and watchfulness should
be kept up.
Major H. B. Richardson and his
assistant, Mr. Thompson, arrived
Thursday evening and wt learn :wiii
make a close inspection of the levees
from the Arkansas line down to
Concordia. They seem to think that
everything is safe and that the em
bankments will hold.
A special from Washington to
the Vicksburg Herald dated the 7th,
says ',the House acted promptly to
day on the President's message and
adopted, a joint resolution author
izing the secretary of war to expend
#200,000 for the relief of the flood
sufferers of the Mississppi valley."
The Herald commenting upon the
message and promptness in passing
the bill, says: "The message of the
president and the ready response of
the Senate will touch the hearts of
the people of the Valley. The
President's words of generous sym
pathy will elicit the grateful appre
ciation of all men. It is in such
emergencies of calamity and suffer
ing that sectionalism disappears;
and the people of this great Union
taught that they are but one family,
all members of one household and
sheltered under one parental roof.
Mr. W. P. Hlaliday of Cairo, and
who was a steamboatmai' for )ears,
in discussing the river says that "in
his opinion the people of Louisiana
would be called upon to make the
fight of their lives against the im
pending floods during the next ten
days. The crest of the river had
reached Vicksburg, and the indica
tions seem to point- to the fact that
the worst had passed as regards all
river points above that city."
FACT AND FICTION.
Greenville has been a great disap
pointment to the press. The great
daily fire alarms have been watching
with breathless eagerness for a grand
sudden overwhelming cataclysmic
catastrophe which should deal whole
sale death and destruction to this de
voted city. So impatient were they
for Greenville to be wiped off the face
of the earth with plenty of horrible
circumstances to furnish food for
shrieking scare heads, that they could
not wait for the horror to begin, but
went ahead in imagination and antici
pated it, telling, as facts alreadly ac
complished, things which could not
possibly have occurred, even it the
worst had been realized. Some of the
mnore enterprising, conscientious and
reliable papers sent personal represen
tatives to the scene, and these gentle
men. being men of sense, have pre.
sented a fair picture of the facts,
although they were compelled to fore
go the fireworks and thrilling rhetori
cal somersaults indulged in by repor
ters who wrote up the situation from
the inner conseousness of whiskey
soaked brains in the back rooms of
newspaper olcees a thousand miles
away froI the scene. While these
prophets of evil were shrieking out
their tales of death and ruin from afar
off,. the writers actually on the scene
were looking about in vain for some
thing to put a thrill and palpitation in
to their reports.
One honest man, who represents one
of the largest papers in the West, final
ly announced on Thursday that he was
going to leave this town. *-I wanted
something sensational," he said--"a
cataract of Niagara dashing down on a
doomed city, houses and people hurled
to destruction in a chaotic mass of
misery and despair, or something like
that; but here the town is dry and
dusty, flowers blonming, people skim
rning around on bicycles, ladies driv
ing about in carriages, and men laugh
ing and talki.,g on the street corners.
I can't make any sensation about well
dressed people going to church. or
chbldren on their way to school. I'm
This is fact. The outrageous stories
abouc whblesatle drowning and dlestruc.
tion are fiction, hatched up by men
who have never been within a hunodred
miles of an overflow. It is high time
sme sort of a press censorship was
passed ii every state in the union.
The flust kilu of brick ever made
in our town, was burned by J. W.
Cooke last week.. Call and look at the
sample and prices.
MIt. JACKSON AGAIN.
Banner-)Democrat :-WVe ar' told that
some are borne great while others have
greatness thrust upon them, and the
litter seems liy good fortune (over the
left) through your recent eff'orts in
commenting upon my communication
of the 13th nit., when you say .,It is a
good thing that Mr. Jlackson is known
in our parish. which gives his commiu
nication very little weight. We would
like to say more on this brilliant ex
Representative. but we are crowded
for space." The italics are mine, and
I use them in the sense in which I pre
sume you intended your readers to in
terpret them. Now sir, I make no
claims atall to brilli:ancy nor to Ln~nga
docia; neither have I ever been accused
or eredited with having too mnlch
sense. or even water on the brain.
Nor am I possessed of much presumpt
ion or vanity. I don't suppose how
ever, either or both of us together.
could rival a Clhy. Calhoun or Web
ster. or will ever turn the world upside
down by our wisdown or great deeds;
yet no one has cause or reason, 1 am
proud to say, and believe-to impugn
my motive, question or doubt my in
tegrity of purpose, private or public,
individuiil or official in framing my
policy and course in life and dealing
with my fellowman. No sir, it is not
the most brilliant star, tho it may
shine ever so bright, whose light is
most durable and useful, and mostly
sought after and prized by mankind;
but the one--matters not how dark the
tight, how hot or cold, the world
shines on, always visible with medivere,
the ever uniform, constant, steady
light. pointing the lpoor, tired, plod
ding wayfarer, the ever-watchful,
oupeful. dauntless mariner along life's
way-directing the surest, safest and
speediest course to pursue across the
sea of time.
Yes, I am not only chairman of the
parish relief committee hut, as you
say, ex-Representative of West Car
roll, and as such, have made and left a
recod, I trust, that neither my con
stituency nor myself have any cause to
regret, nor reason to be ashamed of;
nor for which we have any apologies to
make or offer. During the eight long,
happy, pleasant, though eventful years.
from 1888 to 1892. in which I had the
privilege and honor of reprpresenting my
parish and state in the General Assem
bly I always stood as a true Democrat,
and worked for what 1 believed to be
for the best interests of our common
wealth under the constitution and de
claration of principles as written by
Thos. Jefferson and interpreted, fought
for and enforced by Andrew Jackson.
While there, I was pleasantly asso
ciated and labored with your erudite,
talented Judge Kennedy the first four
years, and latterly with your kind,
affable, conscientious, present repre
sentative. Hon. C. S. Wyly, whose con
tidence and counsel I always sought
and appreciated. I antm native to the
manor born" and am proud to" believe
that my private, as well as my public
record, is above reproach, and will
stand the test; and I challenge the
closet scrutiny. and call to witness the
following, quite or nearly, all of whom
have known me from "childhood's
earliest hour:" Ex-Associate Justice,
Wm. G. Wyly, whom all love and re
spect; his brother Dr. Jas Wyly, your
present and most worthy and eflicient
postmaster F. H. G. 'Taylor, your pres
ent, dignified, dauntless and lovable
sheriff J. W. Dunn and brother, your
much esteemed, honest ex-sheriff J. C.
nass, ex-parish assessor Jas. Board,
S. Witkowski, Geo. F. Blackborn, J.
R. Keller, Geo. McKee, T. J. Powell,
C. H. Webb and a multitude of others
of your best, most worthy and sub
stantial citizens throughout the breadth
and length of your parish; and those
who know me best, know me well and
most favorably I trust; at least I am
willing to rise or fall by their verdict.
You say --Elder White comes nearer
knowing the true condition of things
as they exist in that part of the counu
try." Why should, or how can he,
since he does not go among our peo
ple, nor vssit themni at their homes?
I venture the assertion be has not
crossed the threshold of a dozen
homes in West Carroll dluring the Mpast
twelve months, and yet he lives here,
but his labors call hinm away and keep
him on duty most of the time.
Now as to the several citizens from
Carroll with whom you have talked
and with whom you have had inter
views have visiyJd your town for the
purpose of business or pleasure, and
doubtless are well to do, had cash to
spend, knows nothing perhaps and cares
less, about the condition of their neigh
bor and fellow-are amongst those who
get all they can anrd keep all they get,
and some of them, I dare say would
not heed a call of distress were they to
hear or see one-deeply concerned and
wrapt up in their own little shell of
self-importance. If as Scripture tenach
es. ",Charity covereth the multitude of
sins," 1 fear many, and even some of
our ministry, will, at the great day fall
short of the applaudlt and great bless
ing when He comes to make up His
jewells. "*When I was hungry ye fed
me; when I was naked ye clothed me;
when I was athrist ye gave me Prink,"
etc.. anld *Inasmuch as ye have done
unto me of the least of these, my
brietheren, ye have done it unto me."
Now sir, I only made a requisition on,
or asked the state relief committee.
through chairman MJillsaps, necessaries
of life for our starving people and their
f;amishing stock, which the committee
were constantly receiving and daily
sending out bountifully and unsolicit
ed, along with luxuries to other par
ishes tributary to and patronizing the
city of Monroe; and for my zeal and
anxiety in behalf of my people I must
be taunted by Mr. Millsaps as '"very
modest if anything," and by you as
wanting the earth and it fenced in; als,
as West Calrroll's brilliant ex-repre.
sentative of whom you would like tc
have said more but was crowded for
spacne. I trust you are not now s
erowded for space and you will do one
the justice andi kindess to publish this
commun'cation, and yol are at liberty
to mnake any other comment or criti
cism you may think best and proper in
the premises relative to the ..brillitiul
i ex-representative who is so well know,
it our parish which gives his commn
nicatioa very little weight." Now
while your tant and thrust of a
a few weeks ago~ has very little weight
and no particular dread for me, yei it
seems very much out of place, unkind
and unealled for, saying the least, and
I see no good-reason why you should
have chosen such pastime or diversion,
unless you considered it good politics.
But let me inform, and assure youn,
once for all, that 1 have voluntarily re
tired from the political arena 1or a
time at least, and have sought the quiet
and rest of private honmelife in order to
tegain lost health and to recover my
waniing fortune, and unless something
turns up, in sight. with emolnluments,
as well as honors, I don't think I shall
care to enter the arena again soon.
Had I wanted, and sough for honors
alone, anlld the health of myself and
fami!y and my private interest permit
ted 'tud justified my making the sacri.
live, and leaving home for even so
short a time. at intervals of every two
years-1 trust I will not be considered
egotistic, vain or boasting, when I say
the honor was mine at the drop of a hat
-for my erst while opponents, almhnost
to a man, asked me to run again, and
I was assured by all the candidates
offering, that neither would oppose
were I to announce; and the one whose
cause I espoused was elected by a ma
jority over both the ethers. I do not
court a controversy, nor do ; seek
newspaper notoriety. but if it is any
pleasure or pastime to you, just go
ahead with your rat killing and I'll try
to patiently abide.
Iit water gets to crowding over there,
Come out to the hills over here;
To the delectable over where
We've had the very best of care
(from the Cent. Relief Com. over the left.)
8. T. JACKSON.
Forest Home, West Carroll, March 20,
I had a dream. The night was mis
ty and weird. Soft, gray clouds did
scud across the sky every now and
then, they obscured tle light of the
full orbed moon. I stood at the edge
of the damp, willow forests that forms
the east boundary of Lake Providence.
Tall tree shadows, trembled athwart
the water. A spirit not unlike the
Magi of the East, looked down into
the waves. His eyes were grave and
sorrowful, with )et an expression of
hope in them. His black mantle was
blown around him by the bitter, chill
A bridge of stone arose from out the
depths of the water, and extended from
end to end of the lake. The gray
arches on which it rested were low and
thick and broad. The Spirit took my
hand. Together we walked on the
bridge. --Look you my child,'' he said,
"'at these old cypress trees gnarled
bare and covered with the gray mossof
our Southland." 'they flourish only
-tear the water. They are strange.
dramatic ligures in the landscape.
They are not crowded. Each one pre
serves its individuality. Each one is
strong and tragic. They are like an
chorites that stand upon the bank and
shoal of time, and always look down
into the still waters of contemplation.
'I'Te gray moss is their scourge of
chords. Their roots strike deep, deep,
into the depths uf the earth, and endure
from generation to generation. So the
silent stern lives of these old monks
strike deep into the soil of the world's
thought, and their m:nuscripts illum
inated in the monasteries of bleak
Germany; their paintings executed on
the refectory walls of Rome, their
Miseres and To Deunms sung in under
ground catacombs long ages ago, still
strengthen the hearts of men."
The spirit of Wisdom lifted his eyes
to the cloud-swept sky. then did bend
them on the lake beneath us. ''These
clouds." he said, "will swell the vol
ume of this water and cause it to en
large its boundary, but the lake is sup
plied chiefly from springs beneath its
surface. Likewise the soul of each
human being is modified by the events
of life, which Heaven pours into its
depths,but it is chiefly fed by the springs
of heredity-hidden springs that men
know not of." We neared the end of
the bridge. The clouds had gathered
in the South, leaving the rest of the
sky blue and clear as a sen bec:lmed.
T'hey rested upon the horizon and
assumed the form of a Gothic cathe
dr.'l. The folrest of spires that covered
the roof were linned against the back
ground of the muidnight heavens. The
belfry was surmounted by a black
cross, like the cross of Calvary."
We stood in front of the middle and
tallest pointed alrch-door of tile great
cathedral. Thle spirit bowed his head
in abject humility. "It is the house of
God," he said.
An angel in white glisterini raiment
guarded the entrance. His wings
were folded. ,,His face was like a
chisled prayer.'; A star, brighter than
any i the vast heavens shone upon his
forehead. It was the seal of a lover.
I awakened. Cloud cathedral, stone
bridge and strange Spirit of Wisdom
vanished. .But the psctures had taught,
their lessonm. The contemplation of
nature leads to the church of God, but
the Angel of Love alone, admtits one to
enter its sanctluary.
At a meeting of the Lake Providence
Lumber Co., held Feb. 15th nlust. the Board
of )Directors agreed on the following prices
for lumber, to-wit:
Cypress cabina lumber. $12 per m.
Cypress bevelled siding, rough, $10 per m.
Cypress dressed siding, #13 per m.
C3 press T. & 0. flooring and ceiling, best
grade. SOl per m.
Cypress T. & G. flooring and celling,2nud
grade. 13 per m.
Gum cabin lumber. $8 perm.
Shingles. all heart, $2..0 per m.
shingles. 2nd grade, $2 per m.
'l These prices are for lumber at the
mill; when <eivered, the haultug will have
to be added.
E. J. HAMLETY, Manager.
A BEATIFUL FIVI ACRE LOT. baving
a front of two chai's and sixty-six links, on
the lake road, next to the lireperty of Mr.
J. C Bass. This is beyond a doubt the
finest five acre bulding lot in Fast Carroll
For terms, apply to
MILLIKIN & HAMLEY,
Real Estate Dealers,
Lake Providence, La.
January 16. '96.-tl.
Because the imitations of Dr. Ticthe.
nor's Antiseptic smell and ta'te 'ike
peppermit is no proof that ithey are
"''just as good" as the origuinal, simon
pure compound that bua given auniver
,al sattistaction for ten years. You
may know Dr. Tlchenor's Antliseptic
by the trade mark, J. S. Guunard
always keeps It fur sale.
* 0- *" Lake and Levee setrets, A'
S. ROIDENCE, L.
SGENTS FURNISHING GOODS.
S9 The nes ine oS Clothig earrid in the eta. Im..m *..*
S9 Hats, Cape, Boot. and Bboes., Mekintoehee and BHutag Coasth tA
1. &OUR MOTRASDE?
"QUAUTY, NOT QUANTITY."
The Providence Lumber Co.,
C"IpITPL BTOC 450,oo00,
-.--.darm-t s 9
Cypress, Red Gum, Red Oak, White Oak, Ash, Cyeamore, Rough and Drmesd
Lumber, Plain and Fancy Heart Cypress Shingles, Box Boards
and Barrel Heads.
ORRESP~YONDC SoLJCITxD Lake Providence, La.
J, I @E@U@@EO@E@EOE@E@@EOEOIj
f The Only Family GROCERY,
S S. A. Di 'NEAL, Proprietor,
SLEVEE ST., LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA. 4
a Dealer in Fine Family Groceries and all kinds of Fruits
, and Nuts, Moat, Moel and Flour, Wines, Liquors and Oi~L-s, *
S Hay, Corn and Oa'. Fie Keg Beer.
*NeOBOEOBOE OB@OEC ~U *EOS
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S. W. GREEN,
Cor. Lake and Church Sts., Lake Providence,
Clothing, Boots and Shoes,
General Merchandise, G oceries and Plantation Supplies
SWines, Lianors and Cigars. Call before purchasing elsewhere.
II/ :.-;- _ ---I-------
I H. L JONES,
SLev'ee St., Lake Providence, La,
* . .DEALER IN....
e Flour, Meat and Meal. Winer, Liquors and Cigars. A
Cheap and Fir-e-!aas Grocery House
'a. D. &Sa, . SPENGLER, AGTS.,
d --..v......VXOICBUD , MM ........
--Usanfaotrea o -
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Stain-work, Interior Pinth,
and All Building Material..
Cheapest PlIee Ln the South. Write for prices before pursalig elsewhes
W. B. THOMPSON. P. L. MoCAT.
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
NO. 808 PBRDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, : : Louisiana.
A young Ily of very extraordinary
capapcity a.ely addressed the following
letter to her cousin: ",We is. all well;
and mother's got the his TQrris; broth
i er Tom is got the Hupin Kaugh; and
sister Ann is got a babee; and I hope
Sthe few lhaes will ind you the sme.
Rite sea. Yemr apbiotonate kmuds."
Wanted-An Idea U. ,
f o Y fetoor .e." -
. id SoMt Swo huadndSw wea upi L
agCampbell & Chase have increased
their stock of drugs and sundriee. etc.,
and can e mee: calls for anything in their
Information fbr the
The following is the schedule of the
Y. & M. V. R. R., taking effect from
New Orleans Division-Train 6 will
leave Vicksburg at 8.10 a.m.nand arrive
at New Orleans 10:35 a. m.
Train 21 will leave'Vicksburg 8:00
a. mi. and arrive New Orleans 6:30 p.
Train 6 will leave Nnw'Orleanse,_G
p" m. and arrive Vicksburg tIt.b0p. m.
Train No. 22 will leave New Or
leans at 8.05. a. mi. and arrive at Vicks
burg at 5.55 p. inm.
Memphis Division-Train;No. 5 will
leave Memphis at 7.566 p. m. and arrive
at Vicksburg at 3:00 a. m.
No. 23 will leave Memphis at 8:46 a.
m. and arrive at Vicksburg at 6:45 p.
Tritin No. 6 leaves Vicksburg at
12.01 a. m. and arrives, at: Memnphiseht
7.10 a. m.
Train-No. 24 will leave Vickslbrg
at 7:35 a mn. and arrive at Memphis at
6:30 p. nm.
All trains run daily.
For information as to'-rates &c..
W. D. BRENT, C. T. A.
Iake Providence 1
Keeps on hand a large assortment of
mental Metallic Caes and Wooden
CoBans Made and Trimmed to Order.
Hruse, Sip and Oramtal Plte,
Bugg Painting and Papr Hauig
Lake Providence, La.
ý.. ýoq reou maso.
spealtal boMee la Mwths
beautifully iflarai~m. bu uI,
JOOK o PAOSmts at free. Addresse
MUNN a C00.
381 Broadway. New frk.
VI:KSDUEG AND XZMfPIS PACKET
For Helena, Greenville. Lake Prov
deuce, Vicksburg, and All
The Swift and i',egaut Steamer
uCITY OF 8AVANNAH.
In Phice of Bald Eagle.
SA. lL. Ccanxlxs, L.P.Cuk xs,
Leaves every Wedinesday at p. a.
Paing lakeie roi deld, e b iday noon. gOtl,
down and palse Baturday evenfng IO u