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Saturday, May 15, 1897.
L. K. BARBER,
Lake Providence, La.
C. F. DAVIS,
Lake Providence, La.
P. S. STRICKER, MD.,
t)mce at Campbell & Chaze Drug
Store on Levee street.
W. D. BELL,
Burgeon and Practicing Pysician.
(Obstetrics a specialty.)
Will respond to all calls, day ornmllht.
Omce at Bernard drug store. Residence
next to Metodist Churc
Payment for medical services musi
be made at the close of each monti
C. S. WYLY,
.A.ttor-xe" at Laarw.
Lake Providence, La.
Practices in State and Federal Courts
local and Parish News.
There's many a well wisher
WVho'll vote for Will Fisher;
There's the man with the fam'ly
Who says he's for Hamley;
Another will grunt
I'm out for Bill Blount;
While the next man on deck
Yelpq hooray for Peck.
Crops growing nicely.
Don't forget to register.
Who are you for ?
Plenty of rain this week.
Vaccinate your stock In time.
Be ready for charbon, if it comes.
Guarding the levees still continues.
Lots of drummere here this week.
Rather damp for straw hats this
Why don't you announce, candi
Mr. C. A. Voelker was in town last
Levy's show window is artistically
April showers are coming in May
The people are beginning to breathe
Mr. Dan O'Sullivan is back at 1111il
The water is going down and things
are getting dull.
Only a few more weeks of school, so
say the children.
Mr. D. F. Peck is tho only candidate
for marshal so far.
Children's day to-morrow at the
See the jury list in this issue for the
June term of court.
The sail boat lacksone thing-wind;
the sailors are full of it.
Mr. T. D. McCandless is in town
again looking in good health.
Confidence seems restored and the
plow is going all over the parish.
Lumber has been coming in all the
week from the big mill on Tensas.
Mr. Albert Taylor, from the second
ward, was in the burg on Sunday last.
The annual statement of the Build
ing and Loan Association will appear
Miss Mary Jackson is a very artistic
hat trimnmer. Drop iu at White's
and look at them.
The boats have quit coming up in
the canal, as the water is getting too
low to do so safely.
The big muddy Is steadily declining.
We hope she will have a relapse and
decline a little faster.
Mr. and Mrs. Quays came in from
the Bend on Wednesday to visit their
daughter, Mrs. O. J. Hurley.
Rev. Mr. Parker has been drilling
the children in singing all this week,
preparing them for Children's Day.
When you feel disposed to find
fault with another, before you begin,
stor, and put yourself in his place.
We understand that the Providence
white public school will close with an
exhibition this session. Particulars
The people are anticlpatiag charbon
by wisely vaccinating their stock.
Dr. Hugh Montgomery has been busy
all the week.
Mr. Kennedy is playing editor this
week, and be wants the young men to
take off their hats to him as he peram
bulates down the boulevard.
Mr. W. H. Schneider returned on
the Savannah last Saturday evening
from his trip to New Orleans, looking
better and improved in health.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ranedell left for
Hot Springs, Ark., to be gone several
weeks. Mr. Ranusdell goes for his
health, which has not been good for
At a meeting of the Building and
Loan Association last Monday night
the same ofieers were elected for the
ensuing term. Series A. will mature
on the 1st of June.
The bell taps at seven and thestorers
close promptly. From then until dark
the festive clerk is as numero4us on the
street a the pesky gnast-o relection
oi the gnat, however.
The rat last Sunday was pretty
--eral and came just in time to bring
oets of cotton up that ebtdd not sprout
-.-= dry soil, it was worth thoeraids
of dollarsio the pariseb.
GOOD TRAIN SERVICE.
Train service inaugurated by the Y.
& AM. V. If. R. and I. C. systems is ap
preciated by the traveling public. By
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, Merpblse, Tenn.
A. II. HANSON, G. P. A., Chicago,
W. A. KELLOND, A. G. P. N.,
W. D. BRENT, C. T. A. Vicksburg,
In another column will be found the
announcement card of Mr. D. F. Peck
as a candidate for marshal for the town
of Providence at the election to be
held on Monday, June 7th. Mr. Peck
has been a resident among us for years
;e and is well known for honesty and in
tegrity. If elected to the position
h there is no doubt but that he would
make a good officer.
Receipt for making political gruel
one Peck of most anything, one large
slice of Bam(ley,) one big Fish(er.)
Add enough wind, water and bug
juice, then stir with a Blount stick un
til sometime in June, when it will be
ready for serving. If too stout to
swallow easily, Philter with the ex
tract of an Auheuser keg, and you will
have a dish that would make the Gods
of Mt. Olympus water at the mouth.
Announcement cards are tolerable
scarce in this issue of the paper; so
scarce that a gentleman with a fine
pair of municipal optics will hardly be
able to flud them. If you want to get
into the band wagon, gents, drop in
and leave your cards, and the editor,
the publisher, the typo, and the devil
will shower upon you enough typo
graphical benedictions to last you un
til you taste the coveted pie in the rosy
month of June.
Mr. T. T. Taylor, of the second
ward, was in town on Tuesday last.
He says the water is falling much
more slowly from their levees than
from us. He says that they are lucky
to get a fall of 3-4 of an inch in twenty
four hours. We cannot account for
this difference in the fall of the river at
such % short distance, unless it is that
we are helped by the break just oppo
site us, and our neighbors in the first
and second wards feel the water from
the Yazoo. The fall here has been
steady for the last week.
Mr. E. M. Chamberlain, of IHarwood
Islaml, Ark., has been in Providence
s for a few days on business. Our
friend C. is quite popular here among
the *'boys;" and they are always glad
to shake hands with him. lie tells
s some thrilling stories about the high
water fights they went through in
e Arkansas, and no doubt he has trans.
formed himself into Othello, the Moor,
s in the last few days, and has told it all
oyer and over again to the fair Desde
mona. But to lay jesting aside, Mr.
Chamberlain did noble work during
i the past fight, and to him is due in a
great measure the safety of the coun
s try in his vicinity.
agp-Anthrax vaccine, for charbon,
at the Guenard drug store.
SJim llowze, the mail carrier, let the
boat pass down last Monday morning
Sbefore taking the mall to the landing;
rconsequently it got left. This mail
had to lay here until the return trip of
Sthe boat, which is a great iunconveu.
ience to the public, especially as we
have only afew mails aweek. Howze
should be severely reprimanded for
his negligence. A delay of the mall
might prove a serious lose to some one;
and for this reason the carrier should
be a very responsible man. Howze
claims that some one stole his skiff
and be could not get to the landing.
but Mr. N. Fousse says that he did not
leave town until the boat had whistled
twice for him.
A drop into the engineers office on
Wednesday morning found Messrs.
Leo Shields, Denuis Brown and Clit-1
ton Davis busy making out pay rolls
of the money expended by the govern
ment during the past fight up to the
present. A rough estimate by one of I
these gentlemen places the number of 1
persons to whom money has been paid
at about 2000, which will go
way up in the thousands of dollars.
There is lots of red tape in govern
ment business, and employee in the
engineer's office have to be very par
ticular and make no maistakes. For
Instance, In making out these pay rolls,
if the slightest mistake or the smallest I
error is made, they are sent back and
a new sheet has to be made out.
These pay rolls and time tables are
made out in duplicates, and copies are
sent to the Memphis oce. One
man's name is written five times In dif
ferent places, and it takes about anu
hour to every thirty names in making
out the rolls. Uncle Sam is awful
particular sad does'ut stand any fool
Mr.S. B. Kennedy has been appoint
ed clerk of the election to be held on
the 7th of June, and Messrs. 3. N.
Turner, PFred Schneider and Hugh
The Police Jory met Thirj a. ro- I.
eeedlougs s wnet we
FRIENDSH I P' OFFERING.
The editor pro tern had the pleas
ure of receiving a letter some timn
since from his much-esteemed fripnd
the 1'ev. II. W. Knickerbocker, whc
was so universally popular during hit
pastorate here. In the course of hi
interestiug remarks he says: "The
more I see of tmy people, the better ]
like thcnm; but I never expect to be
more pleasantly located than I was it
Providence, although raised in the
city. Sometimes there is an almosi
irresistable longing to get out into the
fields and woods I love so well. I
seems to me .unow that I did not prize
them sufficiently when they were
mine. To hear the saucy bark of a
squirrel, the chatter of blackbirds of
the whirling wings of a partridge
would be sweetest music to rue, nou
that I can only hear the harsh, clatter,
uing noise of the city. 'Tie alwayt
thus. "We never prize the music 'ti
the sweet-voiced bird has flown."
Well, I have this consolation-I car
hear again the melody, smell the fra
grance of the flowers and see the
countless beauties, as I walk in the
rustling woods asud sunlight fields o.
memory. As you were in reality, sc
you are flequeutly my companion as I
wander through the realms of the
This is truly the language of the
reverend gentleman's heart. His seon
tlments have been ours a hundred
times. Hie loved nature in all her rick
variety, her rude magnificence, het
sweet simplicity. The eloquence that
thrilled his frame as he stood in the
pulpit was inspired to a great extent
by his keen appreciation of God's
matchless handiwork as spread before
him In the lap of creation. 'Tis here
our friendship first began-out in the
fields, away from the haunts of man,
close to nature's heart-'tie here we
felt the throb that bound us both to
nature and ourselves. It grew upon
us as we communed with nature in he.
fresh, green glory, or clad in the icy
garb of winter; as we walked at au
tumn time-adown her woodland aisles,
had gazed in mute yet mingled adora
tion on the sturdy grandeur of the for.
est. It was cemented alas! one win
try evening, when, with the dying
flame of day, the torch o'f life just
flickered in a biother's breast, and
then went out forever. It was cemen
ted as we stood by the open grave,
when, with his native eloquence, he
pronounced that grand, yet consoling
sentence: "he that believeth ih Me,
though he were dead, yet shall he live."
Days, months, and almost years
have flown since then, still would we
weave one chaplet for the days gone
by and place it on fair fancy's brow
a tribute unto him who was a .friend:
who, loling nature as his life, loved
yet the God of nature more.
Sweet are'the days that bind us to the past,
Fresh with great nature's golden drops of
'Tis hard to think their pleasures could
For in the distance now they seem too few.
Yet as I trace each by-gone scene again,
And tread the paths where once our foot
I ask the question: Is it all in vain ?
Is all forgotten, is dear mem'ry dead?
Ah no! Time's hand can never dim the
Whereon is writ the language of the heart;
Bright will it be when we are bowed with
And in life's drama nigh have played our
Green be they still, and green shall ever be
The rustic haunts we loved to wander o'er;
I'll roam them o'er again, and think ot thee
As thou wert to me in the days of yore.
To-morrow morning at eleven
o'clock the annual celebration of
Children's Day will take place at the
Methodist Church, when a very inter
esting and pleasing programme will be
presented to all who desire to attend.
Children's Day heretofore has proven
a great success, and no doubt to-mor
row the children will acquit them
selves as creditably as they have done
in the past. A cordial invitation is
extended to all to be present.
Last Saturday morning Mr. John
Plttman shot and killed a negro by the
name of George Boyd iu the public
road, on the Wilton front. It seems
4hatthe negro owed Mr. Plttman a
supply account and was attempting to
move off of Wilton down to Stein's
without settling up before leaving.
Mr. Pittmau wrote Mr. Stein a note in
reference to the matter and told him
that if the negro would pay one balt
of his Indebtedness he would relin
quish him. To this he received no
reply. The night before the killing,
Boyd carried off a large portion of his
effects in one of Mr. Stein's wagous
through the back part of the planta
tion and next morning was returning
for the balance, coming up the public
road along the levee front, when he
was met by Mr. Pittman. A short
conversation took place between them,
duriug which Mr. Pittman told Boyd
that he did not intend to shoot him,
but that he could not go on until he
was paid. The negro replied that by
G--d he was in the state read and
nobody could stop him. Mr.Pittman
caught the bridle of one of the rronL
mules, and as he did so, Boyd raised
his Winchester to fire; but before he
could do so Mr. Pittman cocked his
rifle and shot him in an instant, the
ball entering near the thigh and com
ing out near the spioe. He died in a.
few minutes. The only reasou Mr.
Pittman was not shot was doe to the
fact that the'negro's gun was rusty
and would not work rapidly.
Although done in self defense, the
affair is regretted very much by Mr.
Pittman, who had no idea of his
trouble with the darkey terminating
Hauter arrested Lee' Wbaley lasat
Wedaesday, a negro fortune teller,
phrenologist and all-around fake. He
carried with him a u"confjr" bag, con
taiulag loadttone, needles, roots,'pow
aer, eslphnr et cetera. lie wp play
ing havoc among the darklearwben he
was assigned quarters in the Hotel
You can save money and be better suited by getting
your Millinery from us, than by sending away and getting
something you dont like. Our prices are as cheap as you will
find anywhere for first-class Milliners. You have before
you, from which to make your selection, a variety of the Very
Latest Styles, which is much more satisfactory than having a
stranger to make a selection for you. This department is
presided over by a lady of fine judgment and xquisite taste.
We invite you to call and examine our
Ladies' Trimmed Hats, Bonnets
Ladies' and Misses' Sailors, from the
Cheapest to the Finest made, 25ots to $2.00.
Children's Hoods, Hats, Bonnets and Tam
O'Shanters, in Mull, Swiss, Lawn and
Piquet, - - 8qpts to 82.00.
Eata Tzrimme ned To order On
The Vicksburg Tailoring Company,
3 REal s Suite to Order for
$18, u 52O, s $a , s 823.
PANTS TO ORDER FROM $4 UP, BEST OF WORKMANSHIP,
Three thousand different patterns to select from.- IWe handle no ready made
Clothing. VICKSBURG TAILORING CO.,
226 South Washington St., Vicksburg, Mliss.
M. A. HALE, Proprietor. E. A. HALE, Manager.
S T. J. Powell,
Levee Sttreet, Lake Providonoo, Louisiana,
.... DEALEB IN....
Fine Clothing, Hats, Caps,
and Gents' Fnrnishiog Goods, Trunks and Valises. Ladiee',
ee Children's and Men's Shoes. Overshoe for all Groe
Doubtless our friend, fellow citizen
and publisher, Mr. Jas. N. Turner, is
at this moment basking in the smiles
of the fair Miss--, and his tongue is in
dulging in those soft and soothing ex
pressions of sentimentality and yom
yumism which a young and giddy
thing like he is will sometimes be
guilty of. We can picture him now in
tar off Missouri, paying the tribute of
his heart's fondest emotion at the
shrine of love and beauty, waxing elo
qujent as his dimpled cheeks glow with
enthusiasm, telling some poor, unsus
pecting little daughter ofEve the most
extravagant and thrilling stories of his
own dear Eutoplan land of Louisiana,
while Cupid is shooting him all over
with arrows, poisoned In the ever-bub.
lling fountain of lovy!ovelem. Could
our optics look across the towering
bills, the distant plains and through
the deep forest avenues that inter
vene between this sanctum and our
smitten Jimmie, we could haply see
him seated beneath some birchen
bower, pleading his cause most gal
lautly, while the mocking bird or
sweet robin red-breast sings gaily in
the tree tops, and the woodpecker
plays chop sticks on the gate post:
These romances come to us all in the
course of our pilgrimage through this
mundane sphere; and whether we are
young and green as a persimmon, mid
1le aged or streaked with the gray
hairs of declining years-under what
eyer conditions of life we may be, they
ereep upon us as ussuspcctinglr as the
sigh of the west wind, and fill our
minds with visions more allusing than
the dreams that delight us In the soft
siesta of a summer's day. When our
reliow sufferer escapes from his impris
•nmeat he will return, like the dove to
Noah's ark, but the olive branch will
be in his heart and not in his bill.
So here's a health to you, my boy,
May.bhsu by yours Without alloy ;
And may you be triumphant yet.
And take the step you'll ne'er regret.
I hereby announce myselt as a can.
didate for City Marshal of the town of
Providence, and ask the support of the
D. F. PECK.
WE OFFER NO BAIT
To trap the unwary-make no allur
ing announcements to catch you just
The GUARANTEED value we give
in our matchless SPRING CLOTH
ING, UNDERWEAR, iiATS and
NECKWEAR--aud your money
back, if you want it, is protective
Money back if not suited.
Mail orders rtecoive prompt atten.
WARNER & SEARLES CO.,
Mr. N. Fousse came very near las.
ing an eye thiu week. While working
with a chisel, it broke in two and
a piece of it struck him in the eye
cutting the ball. He is all right now
Judge J. M. Kennedy left last Mon
lay mornfng for Monroe to hold court.
ile had to travel from Vicksburg to
Iallulah, a distance of about eighteen
miles, in a skiff, before reachingu the
We learn that six negroes were
drowned while crossing the river in a
skifflast Saturday during the hard
wind storm that came up so suddenly.
A negro was also drowned below
Lown in a skiff the same evening.
Capt. Jim Hill, of Cllcot County,
Ark., came down last Tuesday and
left the following morning with Rich
ard Jones, who is wanted in Chicot
for shooting. He was chased by a
deputy to the Louislae line sand was
wounded, but managed to escape.
Sheriff Dunn heard he was on Panola
and sent Hunter after him. He was
arrested and lodged in jail here, when
Sher It lill was notified of. his erp
- there Is.
It doesn't pay to bay a bicycle whose gumrantee iq·amidentifed with
responasibility simply because it is cheap. There is wise ceamcomy in
every dollar that the Columbia costs. . Y
.STANDARD OF TO ALL. K
THE WORLD. U ALIKE.
Hartford Slo~oles, Second onljto Colamius, $75, $O, 5 ,, $"
POPE MOG. CO., Hartford, Conn.
- Ca talogue fee fom dealers or by mail Bfr one ea-et staeap.
COmarPL MODL. o nma GaAT COLUMBIA FAcOgS, thograpbed in cols.,
ready to be cut out and built up, affording anmihted amusement aa strution to
old and young, sent by mail on receipt of five S-cent stamps.
Billiard & Pool Room Parlor,
PHIlL M CUIRE, Propr!otor,
Next to fnax Levy's I31I Clothung Store,
...LAKE and LEVEE STREETS...
SLake Pz o ridenb e, $ Laoo iayra,
BILLIARD and POOL TABLE.
Choicest brands of Whbkleie, Brandle, Wines, C' gars and To
bacco. Keep on hapd; Live Oak, pure Bye; Memphis Club, -
pure Rye; I. T. Itippey, ex; orted and reimported; J. E. Pep~-r, hI
hand-made sour math Dourbcn Jockey CIub, hand-made sour
smeh; Melwood, pure Bourbon, spring 91; Rubiusou County,
pure Bye; Beechaood, pure Bye. .
Case Goods, full quarts-Old Bour'-on, 20 years old; W. H.
M )cDBrayer, Old Taylor, the cream of Irish whiskey in jugs, im-a
ported; W~idson Club 1880. This is the choicest and most solee"
stock of this class of goods over brought to this market. No ~
tri charge for jugas
, k Anheuser-Busch Keg Beer, ..r
CITY DRUG -STORE.
CAMPBELL & CHAZE, Prop's.'
LEVEE STREET, LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA.;
_- ealers in-- " 1
Drugs. Me, e oixier anzd cr. Ve ioalh 1
Fan2oy- and Toilet Artp leom,
Sponges, BrU~aheIe and erf elnez'
aixints, C0lA anc1 TTarnf fi.a
QfP"P hysicians prescriptiona carefully compounded at all houears, dt
or night, by a regidtered Pharmacist.
LUMBER, LUMBER, LUMBER,
McGUIRE'S SAW MILL AND GINNERYI,
---. LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA------ ,
I am now prepared to fil all prdere for
CYPRESS, ASH AN D OAK Luzb)rer
in a prompt and satisfactory manner at lowest prices for CA&E -t
prc.ee before purchasing elsewhere. No lumber is , iliped fr i
My Cotton Gin is the complete Monger system, and my ginning1:"
are very low.
WiA liberal share of the public patronge ii solicited.
Respectfully," H. O. ,.U~3 A .':I,
Guenard Drug Stor
LAKE STREET, LAKE PROVYENCE, LA.,
.-. s. Arr BrCz I PQ- E'ro '1n* to'
A OGeneral asaoitmet of Par •
Fiesh DPrga SbLiM5M
Filling Prescriptions a specialty by an esxcpiencd and daly
- licensed Pharmacist----- ,
- Painter ppliea of all kAls. .
Toilet and Fancy -Artlcle. Pore Camdles; .
Landreth's Garden Seed.
LAKE PROVtDENCOE, - . IQUI IA 1i
Copper, Tin and Sheet-Irn, Tim
STEAM AND PIPE. iThr -
Dritohin and omkeeoAS, l L":k aP
cOoIUU@ agU UsAVee O se3e
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