%UBLISHED EVKY SATURDAY AT
LAKZ FROVIDENCE. LA.
a JAMES N. TUIRNER.
Pab)~taer and Proprietor.
sUUORIPTION : s00 oo f Y EAR.
'Saturday, April 24, 1897.
WATCH THE LEVEES.
We call atention to the citizens of
the necessity of continuing to inspect
the levees.and not to relax until the
danger is over. They must not deceive
themselves, because of the slight fall.
It has happened, and it is liable to hap
pen kgain, that breaks occur after a
fall has set in. The present irked
eoldition of the levees has a tendency
to slough, and a slough it not properly
attended to promptly, efrequently
results In a crevasse.
The Levte Board will furnish all
pLaterial adl lend their aid in way of
labor if promptly notified of any weak
spot developing. .
It is sall'a question of a short time
now 1hep W wnill get a sufficient fall
to relieve us of the anxiety and feeling
of apprehenbion, and it would seem
criminal to allow the levees to give
way at the 1Ith hour. Vigilance is the
price of. (liberty) safety. and this is
p9rtt.aly properly applied in this in
Remember there is no middle ground
between ruln, desolation and poverty
on one side and prosperity, happiness
and a bright future among all classes
on the other.
We therefore enjoin each and every
person in our parish to be on the alert
and opt to relax in their work, and to
report to J. E. Rsnasdll and J. Stein,
1.J .i°e.correspondents at Vicksburg
,of the Tam'es-Democrat and Picayune
gsay that a large portion of East Car
roll parrph is under from the. Biggs
crevasse, which is not a fact. There
is not a drop of wqter in - the parislj
from this break, and we not believe
there will-be. -
A, special from Washington says
that a large number of special agents
of the General.Land Office, most of
them Southern Democrats, have been
- disinzlash by the Secretary of the
i $ixty thousand bushels of corn was
ent. to the parish of Webster for the
drough .ttfferers, which cost them
ifteen t P addollars.. The Signal
says r) xty i sand bushels is,about
four bashets to every man, woman
and child In the parish.
A Prison Refoirm Association was
formed in New Orleans on Monday
last, consistiug of prominent and in
gluential ditizens of the city. Nu
doubt tbir if mdch good to be
Sderived tarom an association of this
The local militia of the city of
Shreveporare tUag to raise a sub
scriptiosl fand for the purpose of
ecuring the next Sttte encampment.
The city of Baton Rouge is also out
for the enesmpfnent, and we wouhi
like to sea it held there.
The reaine of United States Cou
aol Hiram R. Lott, who died at
i: ausoga , icaragua, on June 5th,
eo,. are now on. their way to the
Uite istates. The remains will be
]hlM to rest beside his family at his
oeold ome in West Carroll 'arish.
'Tea days goverbnneet rations have
em received in Quitman, Coahona
laollvar countles, Miss., for 23,
itnte persons and feed for
tesaly 8,000 head of stock. Phil
t~1h sad Moaroe counties, Ark.,
' receted rations for 5,000 per
ad feed for 1,000 head of
g l, g away of the Biggs
about feur miles below Dejta
pariah on Friday night
i)t verfow the -nagnifcently
id t a prosperous parishes of
s, ' Teasap, and Concordia
! e *je river front and the
VM$4hb of Catahoula lying back of
asd part of. the parishes of
iad: Ounachita. So far we
leao tiearadoLany pereop being
J-4 l sad very little stock have
hed There l a chance yet for
~ ,erbdwed equotry to spake a
p sand ft the water should ko off
o 1. I " of May a crop ean be
If tChe finrmers can pnly do
1 ee will not near be so
:A 1~h.ite stil a chance for a
--p.KLhp. that ths'water.will
ipr them to 'make a
The giving way of the Biggs levee
four miles below Delta in Madison
parish, will prove to be one of the
most destructive crevasses that has
occurred, and will do as much damn
age as any that has taken place, in
Arkansas or Mississippi, and the
water flowing down it will return to,
the Missiissippi river at the mouth of
the Red, and give the people below
the mouth of that river no relief
whatever, anl we can see very little
hopes for them. The gauge at New
Orleans now reads nearly 20 feet,
and the levees protecting that city
have ,only been heightened and
strengthened to hold this stage of
water; and it can be seen that they
are a long ways from being safe.
They are making an extr;ordinary
fight, and it is to be hoped 'that the
great city will escape.
Thi river at Lake Providence fell
about three inches up to Wednesday
at 12 o'clock, when the effects of the
break at Shipland, Miss.., commenced
to be felt, and this break has pulled
the water off of our front over a loot,
which is a great relief to the levees
that were becoming water-sobbed and
. We believe that now the fall will
continue and there will be nb further
check to the decline that is now tak
ing place, and that the dangers of a
break in our levee front is fast pass
ing away and that the rich parish of
East Carroll will esoape a soaking
for the first time during a flood of
Damage to Louisiana Lands.
Washington, April 21.-Tha depart
ment of agriculture has made a report
showing the value of lands in Louisi
ana flooded h-' the Biggs crevasse. and
the total value of crops in the snb
merged district. The total value of
these farms, including fences and
buildings, btu exclusive of their moive
able eqnipmetlt, was in 1890 close up
on $11,000.000 and the value of the
implements and machinery upon them
was over $600.000. On January 1 of
the present year they contained live
stock to the value of one and a half
million dollars and solately as the first
of March last they were estimated'to still
have on bhand about $800.000 worth of
crops of last season. The total value
of the farms submerged by the breaks
in the levees that have occurred since
the tenth instant, with their farm im
plements, live stock and 'crops on
hand, is therefore close upnn $14,000,
000. This region produced last' year
nearly 100,000 bales of cotton,. over
9.0)0,.000 pounds of sugar, over 1,300,
000 bushels of corn, besides hay, pota
toes, oats and ptheir minor products,
the entire production aggregating a
value. even at the low prices that have
prevailed, of over four and one-quar
ter million dollars.
The tot~l area submerged at this
date is over 20,000 square miles. It
contained at the last census 46.935
farms with a total area of 4,904,466
acres, nearly one-half of which was im
proved, and a total population, agri
cultural and other of 4h2,011. If, to
the value of its farms, farm buildings
and farm machinery, according to the
census of 1890, there be added the
value of its live stock on January 1,
last ($9,174,634) and of its products of
last season still on hand on March 1
last, 4,595,179, the total of $90,176,177
will represent the approxlimate value
of the agricultural property of the
submerged region. Amnong the pro
ducts of this region last ye:ar were 4d6.
056 bales of cotton, worth $19,312,060;
12,525.645 bushels of corn worth
$3,9935.278, and 81033,878 pounds of
sugar worth $271.016, the total produc
tion, including minor crops, represent
ing a value of $21,782,180 on the plau
The Biggs levee crevasse is said
to be the largest that ever occurred.
The Reid levee, only a mile below
the Biggs gave way, but cannot do
any more damage. In all probabi!i
ty the two crevasses will run together.
Our friends in the parish of Madi
son made a noble fight, day and
night for weeks, and it was no fault
of theirs that the levee gave away.
It had to have an outlet other than
the narrow space that it was trying to
be held in and nothing could prevent
it fromi bursting through. Let us
hope that the water will go off in
time for them to make a crop.
The levee on tile Shipland front,
about six miles below Lake Provi
dence, on the opposite side of the
river, gave way on Wednesday morn
ing about 9 o'clock. The break oc
curred ground the point in almost
dead water, and will do very little
damage. The levee was about ten
feet high, and the break now is not
over four hundredi feet wide.
Spain is beginning to withdraw her
troops from Cuba. Does this mean
that Cuba is to be free?
&ome Briok Company
Is now ready with a fine tt of 'Brick
for salt for cash. Prices to suit the
times. Call at office of Company, No.
5 Levee street, for prices.
JNO. W. COOKE, Manager.
Lake Providence, La.
J. S. Gueoard keepa the origins,
genuine Dr. Tichpkeor Autiseptic.
Mr. Caffery cannot be Forced.
tihe following manly letter sent by
Senator Caffery to iaoedlove Smith,
President Board of Trade of New Or
leans, in answer to Ahe sent him re
questing that he support the I)ing
ley bill, io a powerful arrangement of
that measure. Senator Catrer'y may
have been off on the money question.
but we believe that he was conscien
tions--just as he is on this Republican
rubbing tariff !neasure.
t'NITEiI STATES SENATE.
Washington, April ~, 1;h7.
Bacellore Smlith!, President Bo:d of
Trade, New Orleans:
Dear Sir-Yours of the 29th ultimo
at hand. You say that -'At a special
meeting of the Board of Trade of Noew
Orleans. held this day to consider the
tariff bill now before Congress, known
as the Dingley bill, it was held to be a
commercial question. and it was uaniii
mlously resolved that it be heartily in
dory:d by this board, and the Senators
and Representatives in Congress from
Louisiana be requested to co-operate iu
it its passage." '
Further you say that '"I hope you
will not find it inconsistent with 3 our
ideas to give said bill the weight of
Coming from a holy of your stand
ing and importance the communication
deserves an answer.
Your board has, from its standpoint,
defined the character and kind of meas
ure the Dingley hill is. By unanimous
resolution of the board it is held to be
a 'commercial question,' by which 1
infer you to nean that the principle
underlying the bill is a 'commercial
Commerce being iraflio in its larg
est souse. you are undoubtedly correct
in so defining the 'question' as it is
currently reported and generally be
lieved-that the Dingley bill is the re
sult of a traffic or barter, whereby the
support of powerful corporations and
protected interbsts was obtained for it
in consideration of being taken care of
in its schedules.
The compact has been kept. Every
man, woman and child is the United
States is placed under the tribute to
corporate greed and private rapacity
by the provisions of the bill.
",You must pardon me if, from the
standpoint of political economy. I de
cline to accept your definition of the
question as a 'commercial' one. It
has always been held by the two great
political parties who have fought andl
alternately triumphed in many a con.
test under the respective banners of
'protection'.or otariff for revenue' to be
a political question of the highest
'I am enrolled under the banner of
'tariff for revenue only,' and shall fol
low my staldard. I have settled views
on the tariff question. They are the
result of the best study and reflection I
can give to the subject.
'"When my political views change so
as to convice me that this great coun
try, with its vast rcsoursces, its free,
publishing, enterprising inventive
population, needs protection against
countries with not half- its resources.
with population oppressed with debt,
crushed by class distictions or tyran
nous government, without the skill
aind inventive genius of our own peo
ple, I will hand in my resignation as
being out of touch with Democratic
priuciples. I take it that Louisiana is
Democratic yet, notwithstanding the
temporary split in the Democracy
about finances, and the defection of the
sugar planters to Republicanism or
rather to 'bounty.' .
*I I have received frdin no Democratic
source any request to support a bill at
war with the cardinal principles of
Democracy. I do not consider that a
commercial organization has any
authority or weight in suggesting the
conduct and vote of a Democratic rep
resentative of a Democratic constitu
ency. Nor do I believe that your
board has taken the proper view of the
bill, considered from the narrow stand
point of local interest.
*"In the vicissitudes of political war
fare the ,tariff for revenue' Iparty some
time or other will triumph. I confi
dently look for its triumph in the near
future. If Louisiana pins it fortunes
to the party of protection for protec
tion's sake, a triumphant Democracy
ca:n easily ignore the claims of sugar as
a revenue produccr.
"'You have a fair tariff under the
Wilson bill. Under the bill sugar
flourishes as well as any otther agricul
tural interest in the United States that
I know of. If the Republican party,
dropping the financial question, on the
strength of which it went into power,
think to evade that question by piling
up more revenue, sugar presents a good
article to get it from. But neither you
nor our people have any right to de
mand more tariff to build up your and
their individual prosperity when you
already enjoy a reasonable amount.
"It is a mistaken pohey to drop the
party which recognized your product
as a revenue product and join a party
which placed it on the free list. It is
"worse than a mistaken policy to clamor
for more on sugar because wool, wood
and chemicals are getting too much.
*'The Dingley bill carries rates be
tween 7 and 10 per cent lhigher than
the McKinley bill. It is. in my opin
ion, indefensible from any standpoint
of protection or tariff for revenue. It
will blight the budding promise of in
creased export of American manufac
tures. It will cripple the export of our
cereals, fibre, fuel and raw material.
It will add enotmously to the burden
of the toiling masses of our people. It
will create greater discontent, where
discontent is already threatening the
peace and stability of society. And it
violates the caidinal, essential, cherish
ed principles of Democracy. I will
not vote for it. I will vigorously op
"*I have received like communications
from the Sugar Exchange and Chamber
of Commerce and other commercial
bodies in New Orleans, and my reply
to you is an answer to them. Yours
Bpring and Summer Samples.
Mr. YWalter Goodwin wishes us to
say thathbe has just received his new
line of Sprilng and Summer samples,
and Invieslis frientds to call and take
a look at them. On account of the
i newtariff, clothes are much .cheaper.
The following letter fram the Vicks
burg and Greenville Packet Co., was
received by us on Tuesday. and we
take pleasure in publihshing it :
'Vicksburg, Miss., April 19, 1897.
Panner-Democrat:-We note in the
Times-Democrat of the 17th, a special
dispatch from Lake Providence, coni
plaining about the irregul'ar delivery
of the mail, especially of -newspapers,
at Lake Providence. and. which tele
gram. seems to throw the blame on tlh
boats of our line.
We wish to call attention to the fact
that we only have a contract for car
rying the mail, and that the post office
departiment has a postal clerk of its
own on the boat to attend the di-tri')u
of the mails, and consequently, we
have no jurisdition over same.
This communication is to correct a
wrong impression, and to place the
blame where it'rightly belongs.
Yours very truly,
VICKSBUiRG AND GREENVILLL
G. H. TRAcY. Sect'y.
We think that the special referred to
id the above letter was hurriedly read
by Mr. Tracy, and for his benefit and
that of our readers we copy it from the
Times-Democrat of the 17th, instant:
Lake Providence, La., April 16.
Since the crevasses in Mississippi we
get mail only three times a week,
Mondays. Tuesdays and Fridays.
During this high water every one is
anxious for news and three days with
out mail, from Tuesday to Friday,
is a very long time. This morning we
should have gotten New Orleans pa
pers of Monday, Tuesday and Wednes
day. We got only Monday's. As this
is not the first time that we have been
thus treated, the representative citi
zens of the town met, consulted and
sent the following dispatch to Post
master Flowerree, at Vicksburg :
•*We received only Monday's news
papers to-day. Why did we not get
Tuesday's and 1%ednesday's? Part of
mail carried by every trip of boat.
•"E. J. HAMLEY, Mayor.
J. W. DUNN, Sheriff."
Postmaster Flowerree immediately
answered : "All mail was sent for
ward on boat yesterday. Your com
plaint has been referred to chief clerk
Mr. Tracy will kindly notice that in
the above no blame whatever was
thrown on the boats of the Vicksburg
and Greenville Packet Co., but that
the Providence people complained
through E. J. Hamley, Mayor and J.
W. Dunn. Sheriff, that they received
on the 16th inst., only part of their
newspaper mail, and that frequently
our mail has been carried by on the
boat up and brought back next morn
ing on the boat down. They, them
selves. did not lay any blame on any
person, much less on the boats carry
ing the mail, because it is carried
very regularly; but they intendel t`.ua
the proper authorities should lild out
why andt where part of our iuail was
forgotten. As we have mail only three
tiuces a week, we want all we are en
titled to, and no one can blame us for
State of Louisiana. :arier: of East Carroll,
Seventh District Court,. J. W. Cooke
& Co., vs. M. F. 3lassee.-No. :t7.
By virture of a writ of Fi Fa to me
directed by the ionorable Seventh District
Court for the parish of East Carroll afore
said. in the above entitled cause. I will pro
ceed td sell at public auction, at the door
of the court house, in the town of Plrovi
dence, East Carroll parish, l.a.. on Satur
day the 22nd. d ay of May, 1897. between the
hours prescribed by law, all the right, title
and interest of M. E. Massee in and to the
following deserihed property, to-wit :
One Lot of ground at the SE corner of the
property of Mrs. Jane Waddill, Tutrix. in
the Town of Providence. La. Southwardly
along Levee street 60 feet. Westerly at
rlgh!t angles to Levee street One Hlundred
aiid Forty-t ive feet. Thence 60 feet North
wardly to S W corner of said Waddill prop
erty. Thence along the South line of said
property to point of beginning-seized in
the above suit.
Terms of Sale cash with the benefit of
J. W. DUNN, Sheriff.
Sheriffs office, Providence, La., April 17.
MAYOR'S OFFICE. TOWN OF PROVI
In accordance with provisions ot the
Charter of the town ot Providence, and by
direction of the lion. Hourd of Aldermen,
an election is hereby ordered to take place
on Monday, the 7th day of June,
1897, for the pnrpose of electing a Mayor,
Secretary, Treasurer, City Marshal and
All persous who may desire to vote at
said election are required to register and
procure proper registration papers in ac
cordance with Act No. 137, of the Acts of
the General Assembly of the State of Lou
isiana. approved July. 15194.
The supervisor of registration will cause
his office to be opened on Monday, the 12thll
day of April, 1897. at hours to bte by him
fixed and place designated in accordance
•with said Act No. 137.
Given under my hand and official seal ol
the town of Providence, on this the 10th
day of April, lb97.
E. J. HAMLEY, Mayor.
C. R. EGELLY, Secretary.
At a meeting of the Lake Providence
Lumber Co., held Febl. 1lth inet. the Board
of Directors agreed on the following prices
for lumber, to-wit:
Cypress cabin lumber. $12 per m.
Cypress bevelled siding, rough, $10 per m.
Cypress dressed siding, $13 per m.
Cypress T. & G. flooring and ceiling, best
grade. $17 per m.
Cypress T. & G. flooring and celling,2nd
grade. 813 per m.
nGum cabin lumber. $8 perm.
Shingles, all heart, $2.,o per nm.
Shingles, 2nd grade, $2 per m.
l'These prices are for lumber at the
mill; when delivered, the hauling will have
to be added.
E. J. HAMLEY, Mam~ager.
A BEATIFUL FIVE ACRE LOT, having
a tront of two chains and sixty-six links. on
the lake road, next.to the property of Mr.
J. C Bass. This is beyond a doubt the
finest tive acre building lot in East Carroll
For terms, apply to
MILLIKIN & HAMLEY,
Ieat Estate Dealers,
Lake Providence, La.
January 16, '986.-t.
allPreseriptions or home receipts
ofanv kind, properly compounded ut.
Campbell & Chaze's.
:- "' Lakese a cnd Le.ree St ;etsI, LAXE]
I PROVIDENnCE, LA,•
SDealer in &
SGENTS FURNISHING GOODS.
9 9 The finest line of Clothing carried is the efty. dles DIesw Geod,
9Hat, Cape, Boots and Shoes, Mackintoshe mad Hunting Oeats; Tiuab,
11 Vatis e and Bap.
CALL ON ME Before Purchasing Eleewhere
. 8. R. M DELU. E. I.. 5 M
f.ddsm.. me. sad ames
"QUAUTY, NOT QUANTITY.P
The Providence Lumber Co.,
,ITplrpL BTocK a *Q,0OOQb
Cypress, Red Gum, Red Oak, White Oak, Ash, Cyomore Rough and Dresed
Lumber, Plain and Fancy Heart Cypress Shingles, Box Boards
and Barrel Heads.
ORBRESPO DBNCO )OLCITEfLh Lake Providence, La.
! The Only Family GROCERY,!
* S. ta.. M'NEAL, .ropretor, I
LEVEE ST., LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA.
Dealer in Fine Family Groceries and all kinds of Fruit.
*and Nuts, Mlat, Mer: and Flour, Wines, Liquors and Oi a~e, ,
*Hay, Corn and O::'. Fine Keg Beer.
3. W . GREEN,
SCor. Lake a^d Church Sts, Lake Providence,
....DEALER I ...
Clothing, Boots and Shoes,
General Merchandise, Groceries and Plantation Supplies.
Wines, Liquors and Cigars. C11 before purchasing elsewhere.
IL L. JONES,
* Levee St, Lake Provridenoe, La,
. DE;LEB IN....
* Fine GROCERIES, FRUITS
Flour, Meat and Meal. Wines, Liquors and Cigars. A
Oheap and Fires-class Grocery House.
A. D. & S . SPENGLER, .TLGT.,
Sash, Doori, Blinds, Stain-work, Interior Plnish,
and All Buliding Material.
Cheapest Phaa In the South. Write for pdoes before paresudla elswhws.
W. B. THOMPSON. . L. MoOAT.
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
NO. SOs PERDIDO STREET,
N-ew Orleans, L: : ouisiana.
now so 400 .0m
Because the imitations of Dr. .Tiche
nor's Antiseptic 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 for ten years. You
may know Dr. Tlchenor's Antiseptic
by the trade mark. J. S. Guenard
always keeps it for sale.
Wanted-An Idea ,il
mess, U W inStf, D. O.,r t. lut r
lo B a[ Iwo ºsfdeud wgUSSon
almnpbell & Chaze have increased
their stock of drugs and sundries,. etc.,
and can meet calls for anything in their
Information for the
The following is the schedule of the
Y. & M. V. R. R., taking .effect from
New Orleans Division-Train 5 will
leave Vicksburg at 3.10 a.m.aud arrive
at New Orleans 10:35 a. im.
Train 21 will leave ;Vicksburg 8:00
a. m. and arrive New Orleans 5:30 p.
Train 6 will leaveNew'Orleans 4:20
p" m. and arrive Vicksburg 11.50 p. m.
Train No. 22 will leave New Or
leans at 8.05. a. m. and arrive at Vicks
burg at 5.55 p. m.
Memphis Division-Train No. 5 wi I
leave Memphis at7.55:p. ni. and arrive
at Vicksburg at 3:00 a. m.
No. 23 will leave Memphis at 8:45 a.
m. and arrive at Vicksburg at 6:45 p.
Train No. 6 leaves Vicksburg at
12.01 a. in. and arrives at Memphis at
7.10 p. m.
Train No. 24 will leave Vicksburg
at 7:35 a- in. and arrive at Memphis at
5:30 a. m.
AlIl tr:ains run daily.
For information as,'to rates &e.,
W. D. BRENI", C. T. A.
Lake Providence . I,
Keeps on hand a large assortment of
Burial Caskets, New, Plain and Orna
mental Metallic Cases and Wooden
Coffins Made and Trimmed to Order
House, Sign and Ornamental Painter,
Buggy Painting and Paper Hanginmg
Lake Providence, La.
Wanted-An Idea r-=0
Write JORN WDi KZBURN * 00.,a
m.r W-anton,. D. C.. or hte1f
[email protected]@?S 19n
Anelow ar ite aeb amnd dwam i
ola a'Jl- free wethr aen aaotr J
condemti0e B faeag Io
iLnmra. We oa aý
DbeeutaiiW ilueretd. le s ugirmeatnd
1:oxAT OnH. s"80" eh a e e Aad
MUNN A CO.,
361 Bromdway. New Yrk.
VIZESUB91: AND MEXPIS PACIET
For Helena, Greenville,. Lake Prey
dence, Vicksburg. and All
The Swift and klegant Steamer
SCITY OF" SAVA1NNAH,
In Place of Bald Eagle.
A. L. Cxxiuas, L. P.Camlnxa,
Leaves every Wedneeday at 5 p.m.
Paneing Lake Providene onriday noen gotvk
down and panes Saturday event, Rololg .
rseMese trom Providence to Victaborg a0; Soun
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