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S"IUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT
LAKE PROVIDENCE. LA.
§AMUEL B. KENNEDY, Editor.
JAMES N. TURNER.
P&bllsher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION: 8200 PER YEAR.
Saturday, August 4, 1900,
p15Th DIST. lEvEE BORRD.
Regular meetings second Wednesday's
in January, April July, and October, at
We are authorized to announce
HO~N. JOS. E. RANSDELL, of East
C:trroll. as a candidate for re-election
as RIepresenlative in the 57th Congrest
from the Fifth District of Louisiana,
subject to the action of the Democratic
FOR R. R. COMMISSIONER
I hereby announce myself a caudi
date for the office oc R. R. Commission
er. subject to nomination by the DenI
ocratic party. W. L. FOSTER.
R. It. Com'r. 3rd Dist
The Democratic National com
mittee have their headquarters at the
aristocratic Auditorium Hotel, Chi
cageo, and the Republican Nationa
committee have their headquarters a
the same tony hotel.
Dr. D. I. Anderson, who was
missionary of the Southern Metho
diet Church at Soo Chow for man'
years, says that there is no doub
that the present trouble in Chigs i
largely the result of mission work
The assassination of King Hum
bert of Italy, by an assassins, bul
let, was a great shock to the world
lie was a.grand man, always liberal
and a friend to the poor. The kill
ing of lHumbert had been carefulli
The grand staff of the Russial
army in St. Petersburg estimates the
total number of Chinese troops or
the strength of the inoformation fron
their military agents at 1,752,00(
men, but the troops arepoorly armeB
and have no special training.
Bryan and Stevenson will be noti
fled of the nomination at Indianapo.
lie next Wednesday, and prepara.
tions are being made to entertain
a large crowd. Over 50,000 are ex
peoted at Military Park when the
band strikes up "Hail to the
Crowley, La., has a curfue or
dinance, and all boys under sixteen
years of age are not allowed on the
streets after 9 o'clock. Several oth
er towns in the State are advocating
the curfue ordinance. It wouldn't
be a bad thing if Lake Providence
bad such an ordinance.
Tom Reid, one of the greatest
and most astute politicians of the
United States, is at outs with his
party, and McKinley and Hanna
will not have him with them. It is
said that he has been blacklisted by
the Republican National committee
for his sarcastic flings at the Mc
Minden, over in the western part
of the State, has taken on new life
after being in the ruts for many
years. A $100,000 saw mill plant
is being built, machinery for an
oil mill has arrived, an electric
light plant is being erected
and the progressive citizens have
organized a board of trade.
C. P. HIuntington, having bought
out his associates in the Southern
Pacific, is one of the richest rail
road men in the world, being sole
owner of a system embracing fer
ries, terminals, river and ocean
dteamboat lines and 7,600 miles of
railroad, representing a350,000,000
of securitiee and annual gross earn
ings of *60,000,000.
The death of J. S. Lanier, Reg.
ister of the Land Office, which
took place in New Orleans a
few weeks ago with what was
thought to be heart disease,
turns out now to have been a
case of suicide. He was an appli.
cant for re-appointment, and as
soon as he failed to get the positron
be killed himself; being -over $10,.
000 shabort in has accounts and fear
inag exposure, he ended his life.
The Texas "pFarm and Ranch"
says that "the United States affords
no parallel to the development of
the Territory of Oklahoma. The
growth in population and products
has been phenomenal. It is esti
anated that this year this little pros
pective state will produce or has
produced 98,000,000 bushels of
wheat, about twice as much as the
great state of Texas, and four times
much asTexas ever produced be
this lear. She is also credited
)" 700,000 bushels of corn,
Si e ls,of oats, 140,000
zb.~ , T" crop of~,- w~l,~t '~
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A CROWNING- SUC
August 1st. -a Record
Breaker at the
Despite threatening and ' rainy
weather all the week before, August
1st dawnedl with a glorious sun ris
ing from an unclouded horizon. The
wind shifted to the north several
nights previous, and by Wednesday
morning the race track was in line
condition. At an early hour peo
Iple began to assemble from all parts
of the parish, from Mississippi, West
Carroll and Arkansas. Handsome
Charley Whittington bad fitted up a
flashing band wagon, decked with
the stars and stripes, and by 12
o'clock Barney Conn and his brass
band, from the second ward, were
seated in it, driving around town
and filling the air with music. By 1
o'clock in the day the streets were
packed and jammed with people,
both white and colored, and the mer
chants were all in a rush waiting on a
thousand customers. At 2 o'clock
the fire bell tapped,- the merchants
closed their stores, and the immense
crowd repaired to the fair grounds,
where Conn's bandl was making
things lively. At the gate the crowd
was handled with perfect ease by
Messrs. Fousse, Blount, Stein and
Maguire, although they were kept
busy with both hands for a good
1 hour or more taking in the cash.
t 'here was no friction and all went
The first thing on the program
was a match game of base ball be
tween Cold Tar and Old River, the
two crack teams of the parish. Mr.
7 W. S. Maguire umpired the game.
t Old River took the lead from the
first inning and held it until the last
two innings, when Cold Tar tied the
game in the eighth inning. The
game then became very exciting and
both teams did their best to make
just one more run, but neither side
succeeded in scoring again, and the
game resulted in a tie, the score
standing 8 to 8 at the end of nine
innings. The purse offered was
$36. The winning team was to
have received *27 and the losing
team $9, but the game being a tie,
umpire Maguire gave each $18
Following the game of ball came
the bicycle race, which was very ex
citing. It was a half mile dash, free
for all. The entries were E. W.
Farmer, starter, Campbell; P. K.
Kirkwood, starter, Starr: Charley
Hall, starter, White; Vail Pittman.
starter, Hamley. They all got off in
a bunch and went' whizzing around
the track. Intense interest centered
in the home stretch, and each wheel-.
man strained every nerve to get
ahead- of his competitor. All four
were coming at full tilt, when a seri
ous accident occurred about one
hundred yards from the grand stand.
Kirkwood was attempting to get in
the lead by a hard spurt, and would
probably have been the winner, but
his wheel collided with one of the other
riders and man and wheel rolled
over in the dust. Kirkwood fell on
his right shoulder, striking his head
hard on the ground, knocking him
senseless. Farmer followed swiftly
behind Kirkwood and fell over his
wheel. This left only Hall and Pitt
man in tte race, who dashed by the
grand stand, amid the cheers of the
people, Pittman winning by about
Time of winner, i:40; . purse
A crowd immediately ran to Mr.
Kirkwood.and began the task of re
viving him. He was still uncon
scious when Dr. F. R. Bernard hast
ened up and rendered medical eassist
ance. The injured rider was taken
home, and is all right now, we are
glad to report.
'Ilhe next event was a race between
thoroughbreds-a half-mile dash.
The entries in this race were the
stallion, "Kinglet;" and "'Cricket,"
owned by Mr. Maxwell, of the second
ward. iWilie I)oran rode the stal
lion and Willie Stewart rode Crick
et. Kinglet won; time 1:15; purse
T'he next event was a quarter-mile
dash, best two out of three heats,
free to all. The entries in this race
were Cooder Spurlock's bay mare,
rode by lienry Atlas; "Jakie Jne-s.
tein," of Lame Goose, rode by Will
Doranii; Maxwelt's three horses
"IStonewall," rode by Joe Allen;
"*ummer Girl," rode by lHenry
Nelson; "Dan," rode by Will Stew
art. The judges were Judge F. X.
Ransdell, i!. Stein and J. \V. Pitt.
imau. Only two heate were run, as
all three of Maxwell's horses woiin.
"Dan" came first, "Stonewall"
secolnd, "Summer Girl" third. The
purses were $30, $O0 anid $5 re. I
spectively. Judges of second heat,
Major A. K. Amuacker and Mr. S.
Between the two heats of the run.
ning race, tthere waS a trotting race
between '-Jerry," owned anid driven i
by Geo. F. Blackburn, and "ladv
Gay," owned and driven by Max
well. Lady Gay broke her gait a
dozen times around the course, and
Jerry came out an easy winner iu all
3 heats. Tinie of Jerry, 1 miniute,
32 seconds. Judges, E. HI. Davies
and II. C. Finch.
The last event was a racking race,
half mile, between ('harley Davis'
big iron gray and Will Conn's bay
horse. Cooder Spurlck rode the
gray and Conn rode his own horse.
The iron gray won easily. Time, 1
,uinute and 35 seconds. Purse $to. (
Thus caime to a successful ending
a day of pleasure for all who attend.
ed, much to the gratification of the
managers of the fair grounds and
the gentlemen who were instrumetal t
in getting up theevent. T'o Messrs.
Phil McGuire and the grocery tirm
of Maguire & Schiieider, are due the F
credit of the, successe of the day. It I
was through their continued activity
and unceasing exertions that the en
tire program usa'. so successfully
pultled off. It is true that the mer
chants all had tlo c9pntrilute liberally if
towards the purses ered, yet the b
~h was so well advertised; that C
ic ,-I t
every merchant was refunded, his
money and the neat sum of about
$150.00 remained~ after all purses
and other expenses had been paid.
The Bancer-Democrat did its share
in pulling off the event. So much
for printer's ink.
We wish to mention especially
the orderly manner in which the
colored people behaved during the
entire day. There was no trouble
whatever, either in town or on the
grounds, and everything went off in
a quiet and orderly manner. The
day was gotten up for the benefit of
the colored people as well as the
white people, and they will always
receive fair treatment at the fair
grounds and by'the people of Provi
dence. So we advise them to pre
pare for the big occasion in the fall
and join the white people in these
We take occasion to reprove, in
a friendly manner, those merchants
who refused to close their store· , as
did the other merchants, and allow
their clerks to take in the day. We
understand that all the merchants
had agieed to close their doors at
the tapping of the bell. Those who
did not, acted wrongly and with lit
tle judgment. Financially, what
did they gain?
There were in the neighborhood
c of twenty-five hundred people on
the grounds. As the crowd passed
out in the evening, Mr. Clark IIall
stood at the gate with a cotton seed
counter and counted twenty-two
I hundred and twenty-five people.
Several hundred or more had gone
out before he started, so we are safe
t in estimating the attendance at
I twenty-tive hundred, one of the
largest crowds ever assembled in
t Lake Providence. This shows what
energy will do; what united work
will do. Despite rainy weather
and a gloomy outlook, the man
agers never let up, and the result
was a big day, everything passing
off according to Hoyle, and the peo.
pile being highly pleased. The gate
receipts were $332.35.
So ended August 1st. We hope
that our mercants will encourage
thebe events, for it brings a vast
amount of trade to the town and
gives it a good name. Let us all.
ways work together to one common
end, and the fair grounds will prove
a source, not only of pleasure, but of
profit, to the people of Lake Provi
dence and the parish of East Car
A meeting of the Parish Democratic
Executive Committee is called for Mon
dtay, August 6. 1900.
R. N. REA, Chairman.
C. F. l)Avis, Secretary.
In the terrible fight with Robert
Charles, the negro fiend, in New Or
leans last week, twelve men were
killed, including five policemen, and
twenty-seven wounded. Of this num
ber, Charles killed seven himself.
Armed with a Winchester, and pro
tected by his hiding place, he did
deadly work. The New Orleans
papers are much to blame for the
death of several policemen the day
that Charles was killed, for in their
account of the fight with Charles the
reporters called the policemen cow
ards for getting out of the way of
the negro's bullets. No man ought
to walk into a death-trap, when it is
useless. It is not expected of even
an officer. These reporters would
have run too, and very likely much
faster than the officers. What did it
avail the brave men who sacrificed
their lives to walk into certain death?
To face a desperqte man, armed
with a Winchester, dnd shooting from
ambush? On thefield of battle it is
different. But ila doing his duty as
an oflicer of the law, a citizen is not
required to lay aside his judgment
and all consideration for his personal
safety, for fear of being called a
coward. The brave officers who fell
should never be forgotten by the
people of New Orleans I and the re
porters who stigmatized as cowards
those policemen who sought shelter
from Roberts' bullets should be
J. G. Lee, commissioner of agricul
ture and immigration, was in the city
last night, arriving from Calhoun,
where he attended a meeting of the
officials of the state experimental sla
tion. He was en route to Markerille,
where he will conduct on Saturday
next, the first of a series of farmers'
institutes. Francis T1'. Constant, of
Atherton, La., accompanies Mr. Lee.
Mr. Constant is an authority on cattle,
their care and management, and his
work in the institute along this line
has been very successful. The pur
poses of the institutes are first, in
struction; second, organization of per
mranent institute clubs, and third, or
ganization and conduct of parish fairs.
The encouragement of diversified agri
culture is a feature of the work and the
past several years' bave been fruitful
with improvements in this vital mat
ter.-Shreveport Times, Friday, July
We are glad to see our young friend
Frank coming to the front, and we
hope he will have a successful trip in
his tour of lectures.
Tulans University of
COLLEGE OF ARwx AND SCIENCIS.
Classical, Literary, Latin.Scientific and
CoLLEGEO OF TCIINOLQGT..
Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical,
Sugar, Civil and Architectural
H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College
for Young Women. with Art and
Fall Term of above opens October 1st:
Medical D)epartment opens Oet. 18th.
Law Departumeat opens Nov. 12th.
For catalogues, address
8Secretary of Uni-'ersity.
•Pi our w dog is awiul deelt
tel." lHow. Tommny?" "Why, whena
he harks at people, he wags his taiL"-.
S71-Straw shows which way the
Somurioeu count for euerything these
WE ARE MAKINGP · CUT ON ALL
f- Summer Goods,.
- AN1D YOU CNM M'OW PURC,/'ASIE -
AT ACTUAL COST
Organdies, Embroideries, White Goods and Shirt
W. Waists, ALI. REI'UCEI) IN PRICE.
S-Misses' and Children's Tan and Low Quarter Shoes,
- 'ftiest makes, ALL IEDUC:ED IN PRICE.
Negligee Shirts, Collars and Cuffs, and Underwear,
best made, Au. REDUCED IN PRICE.
f-- -o -- -ý
- Hanan Shoes
are the best
Shoes made; -
is sold under
J N HILL & BRO.
WE: ARE: SELLING OUIR STOCK OF
ýý- A T .-q
Cost, Cost, Cost, Cost, Cost.
We are .ole fgentg for
. _M. POKORNY,
The Leading Gent's Furnishing Shoe House
IN NEW ORLEANS, AND CARRY
ALL TB LARTEST STLYtS IN BLACK AND TAN.
We are Sole Agent· for
dohnson & Murphy Sho&s,
RECOGNIZED AS THE BEST SHOE MADE.
We have a Haudsome Line of these Shoes, and. invite
you to call and see them.
Our Stock of Dry Goods is Gonoplete.
e"See our Show Window Display.
J. S. MILLIKIN.
W. S. ASHiFORD & C0.,
-Office, 366 FROXT STREET,
We make a Specialty of Long Staple and Bender Cotton, and
TO THE VOTERS OF THE THIRD
R. R. COMMISSION DISTRICT.
In announcing myself a candidate
for re-election as Railroad Commie
sioner, I do so, subject to nomination
by the Democratic party.
In presenting my claims for re-elect
ion permit me to say that I am a plant
er, raising cotton and hay for ship
ment to market, consequently I am by
nature, by traiuninog and by financial
interest, in thorough sympathy with
the producer and consumer-the one
who, in the end, pays all the treight
and other expenses-and who needs
protection more than any one else, and
to whom the Railroad Commission
can be made the most important office
in the Ssate.
During the year and a half that I
have held the office, it has been my
aim (and it shall be my aim as long as
I hold it) to guard closely the inter
easts: (1) of the farmers and produ
cers; (2) of the towns in my district;
(83) to deal out even-handed justice to
the carriers that come within our
This, 1 feel that I have done falth
fully and efficiently.
Again, as the Commission is hard
lI more than well organized and un
der way with its work, I feel that the
experience.gained up to this time will
be valuable to me In the fuller and
more efficient discharge of its duties
Il the future.
Having drawn the short term of
two years, I believe that you will
agree with me that it would be noth
nlg more than common justice that I
be returned and given an opportunity
to utilize the experience gained, and
help carry Iato effect the reforms
which I have studied and helped to
With this brief explanation, I re
ipectfully solicit the vote and support
f each and every voter in the district.
W. 1. POSTER,
R. R. Com'r 3rd Dist.
WATER Y] S for sale by
Lake Pro idh.
BUILDING & LOAN ASSOCIATION.
By order of the Board of Directors, the
annual meeting of the stockholders of the
Lake Providence Building and Loan Asso
caition, Lt'd., will be held at the office of
the Association on Monday, August 13,
1900, at 6 o'clock p. m.
CLIFTON F. DAVIS,
Lake Providence, La., Aug. 4, 1900.
Lost or Strayed.
A Blue Horse Mule, about 1534 hands
high. 10 years old. A liberal reward will
be paid if returned to
J. STEIN & CO.,
Lake Brovidence, La., Aug. 4, 1900.W
Strayed or Stoles.
From the rack in Lake Providence, La.,
on the night of August slet, 1900,- a sorrel
mare with briddle and saddle, three years
old, about 13 hands high, small white
streak in face, flax mane, large navel. has a
had scar on one of her front knees from
wire fence cut.
i will pay a reward of $7.50 for her re
covery. L W. GAY,
Lake Providence, La., Aug, 4, 1900.
Ninth Judicial District Court. Parish of
East Carroll, State of Louisiana.
-Tutorship of Robert E. and Lillian B.
By virtue of an order issued out of the
Honorable 9th Judicial District Court of
Louisiana in and f9r the parish of East
Carroll, in the above entitled cause, I will
offer for sale at public auction, for eash, to
the last and highest bidder, at the principal
doer of thte court-house in said parish, on
Saturday the Sth day of September, 1900,
between the hours prescribed bylaw, the
following property, to-wit:
Lot No. 18 and the north half of Lot No.
17 in Biock No. 1, of the Davis Addition to
the town of Providence, together with the
improvements thereon and the appurteo
anees thereto belonging. Said property
having a front on Scarborough street of 45
feet and running back along the south side
of Fourth street 150 leet.
No bid will be received for less than
5200.00. ROBERT DIGGS.
Tutor of the Minors, Robert E and Lilflan
Lake Providence, La., Aug. 4.1900.-6t.
Census Enumerator-. What hi. your
age, madam? " Mrs, Bargaiassles
~"Suppose you put it 38, mstred Gowa
Lake and Levee Sts.,
Lake Providenoe, La.
GENTS' - FURNISHING - GOODS.
The Finest Line of Clothing Car
Svried in the City. 0
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
and Hunting Coats.
Trunks, Valises and Hand Bags,
CANNOT BE SURPASSED.
Call on me Before Purchasing Elsewhere.
I..E.*.*.*.. I ***E **.......
A. D. & S. SPENGLER, RGTS.,
.......... VICKBnURQG, MX1 ......
. -Manufaoturers of
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Stain-work, Interior Finish,
and All Building Material.
Cheapest Place in the South. Write for prices before purobashg elsewhbmr
W. B. THOMPSON. P. L. MacAT.
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
. NO. 808 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, : Louisiana,
Information for the
YAZOO & MISSISSIPPI VALLE T
SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE NOON
JANUARY 28th, 1900.
No. 23-Leave Memphis 9~00 a. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:00 p. m.
No. 5-Leave Memphis 7:35 p. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 2:10 a. m.
No. 5-Leave Vicksburg 2:20 a. l.
Arrive New Orleans 9:10 a. m.
No. 21-Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. m.
Arrives New Orleans 5:50 p. mn.
No 24-Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a, m.
Arrive Memphis 5:35 p. m.
No. 6-Leave New Orleans 4.00 p. m.
Arrive Vicksburg 11:25 p. m.
No, 6-Leave Vicksburg 11:30 p. m.
Arrive Memphis 6:30 a. m.
No, 22-Leave NewOrleans8:40 a.m.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:05 p. m.
VICKSBURG AND GREENVILLE
Leave Vicksburg 4:20 p. in., arrive
at Greenville 8:20 p. nm.
Leave Greenville 6 a. m.; arrive at
Vicksburg 10;00 a. m.
For further information apply to
A. Q. PEARCE,
C. P. & T. A.. Vicksburg. Miss.
JNO A. SCOTT,
Div'n. Pass'r. Ag't. Memphis, Tenn.
Lake Providence . - Ia
Keeps on hand a large assortment of
Burial Caskets, New, Plain and Orna
mental Metallic Cases and Wooden
Coffins Made and Trimmed to Ordet
[april 13-9- !
Memphis and Vickaburg
For lake Providence, Greenville,
Arkansas City and All Way
Ed. Nowland ............... Master
Ed. Nowland. Jr..............Clerk
Leaves Memphis every
Tuesday at 5 p. m.
Leaves Vicksburg every Thursday
at 5 p. m.
The Nowland was represented by the
Julia while she was absent from the
trade. [May 20-'00-ly]
J: J. POWERS, Pres, A, F, NIMITZ Vice Pras. T, ,. BRIERLY, Set.
Vicksliurg & Greenville Packet Co.,
Steamers BELLE OF THE BENDS;R IUTII and
Steamer Belle of the Bends leaves Vicksburg every Monday and Thursday
Leaves Greenville every Tuesday and Friday.
Steamer Annie La.urio leaves Vicksburg every Wednesday and Saturday.
Le:tves Greenville every Thursday and Sunday.
First-class passenger and freight accommodations. Boats brilliantly ligbted
throoghbut with electricity. Lights in every staterqpm. Cosine unsurpassed.
YANCEY BELL, Agent.
ED. M. FISHEL, G. F. & P. A.
List of Grand and Petit Jurors to serve a
the term of the 9th Judicial District Court
parish of East Carroll, " La., beginning
August 6th, 4 D. 1900:
R C Green 2 Yancey Bell 3
Jas Beard. Sr 8 John Williams ;8
R J Burney 3 Jno A Nelson 1
M M Goodwin 3 Geo Ashbridge 8
W B Benjamin 2 AugustBerger 5
T D Landfair 3J.D Tompkins 8
J N Hill. 3 Everett Pinkstoa S
Albert Taylor 2 John S Riding 8
T F Montgomery 83 Ralph Ally 4
W K Alston 3 Joe A Wyly 1
PE'TIT JURORS-FIRST WEEK.
Fred Threat 1 Dan O'Leary 8
Dennis Berry 2 Oliver Harris 3
Jim Humphries 5 Jas McCulloch 4
Cabel Richardson 2 Adam Honze 3
Chas Scott, Sr 2 Jno Marshall 8
Allen Riggan 1 ME Massee, Jr 8
v T Williams 3 Ziek Christmas 4
C E Beard I Jerry Bonner 1
Dan Butler 5 John Iry 8
Mike Jones 5 I L Hill
Chas Jones 4 Eph Boyce 3
Andrew C bambers 3 S A McNeal 3
W E Iunn 8 Prince Johnson 1
Geo R:'aith 4 Abe Robinson 4
Jerry Mitchell 2 Abe Bas 2
PETIT JURORS-SECOND WEEK.
RichardStewartJr 8 Esaw Baker .5
Chas Williams 3 (C E Davis 3
George Bally 5 T S Delony 3
Geo P Pride 1 H Selig 2
Will Parker 8 Nelson Primus 3
Willis' Morehouse 5 Chas Buckner 2
Sam Stockner 4 Doug Morgan 3
L C Pinketon 3 Dennis Holloway 2
W S Magulre 3 Robert Neal 4
John Miller 1I Byrd Coleman 3
Leonard Graham 3 Allen Mitchell 2
Nelson Davys 3 H L Deeson 8
Ed Hopkins 8 S P Jones 3
Jno Barber 8 Dudley Threat 1
George W Smythe 1 Adam Brown 5
- true copy:
A true copy F. BLACKBURN,
Clerk 9th Judicial District Court.
Providence, La., July 14, 1900.
Queen & Crosceni
The Best 'Line
orQ t h and cE as.
The Summer Tourist's favorite
ine via Lookout Mountain.
GEO. H. SMITH, G. P. A.,
New Orleans, La.
W. STOMS, ASST. G. P. A.,
New Orleans, La.
CITYT ARBER S3OP,
- Lake Street,
W. H. MABE m........... Proprietor
at Popular Prices.
Agent for Memphis Steam Laundry.
Quite a nice little dance was given
at the Oprea House last Wednesday
The Misses Riley.and Bro. Atkinson
were up from the second ward last
Wednesday to attend the races.
The Misses Newcomb, Miss Charlotte
Hoffman, of New Orleans, and Messrs.
G.M. Campbell aid LouleJarreau were
in from Pilchers Poiut last Wednesday
Rev. Father McNamara will be here
from Greeaville on Monday morning
and will hold services at the Catholic
Church Monday and Tuesday morn.
The ladies of the Episcopal Church
gave a deligbiful lawn party it the
yards of Mrs. W,.S. Maguire and Mrs.
Jas. N. Turner last Wednesday even
ing. The sum of $22 was realized.
Rev. W. D. Bass, of Corinth, Miss,
has been assisting Rev. ii. O. Whitein
conducting a protracted meeting at the
Methodist Church all this week. We
hope his efforts will be productive of
There were so many people in town
last Wednesday from all over the
parish and elsewhere, that we have not
the room to mention them. Come.
again, gentlemen. You are welcome
at all times.
Wednesday was the prettiest day
we have had this summer. It has
been a long time since we had such a
day. If the month will only continue
as it hasetarted in, the planters will
be more cheerful.
The term of David Jackson, who
was sentenced to two years in the
penitentiary for larceny from this
parish, will expire to-morrow. Jack
son no doubt will be delighted to get
his freedom once more.
Dr. Pierce returned from Vicksburg
last Sunday. Dr. Pierce informed us
that he thought of erecting a residence
on his desirable lots and that he went
down to see about lumber &c. We
hope the Doctor will build.
Mrs. Piuketon, of Georgetown, Ga,
mother of Messrs. Everette, Jack and
Jesse Pinkstou, and sister of Messrs. J.
C., J. G., and J. W. Pittmau, arrived a
few days ago, and is the guest of Mrs.
J. W. Pittman on Levee street.
Mr. De McKee, one of our bright
and promising young men, who has
been behind the counters at J. S. Mil
likin's big dry goods store for some
time, left Wednesday for Birmingham,
Ala, where be goes to enter a com
Messrs. R. J. Walker and Fraak
McGuire left on the Delta last Satur
day for Memphis, where we learn they
will remain for a month or six weeks
taking the Osteopathist treatment for
their ailments. We hope they will
fnld much good in this treatment.
In compliance with instructions from
The North Louisiana Baptist Association,
assembled at bake Providence, La., Aug
ust 1,. 1900, we the Educational Commit
tee Members. solicit bids for the location
of an Industrial and Normal School in this
(East Carroll) parish for the colored child
ren, with the following conditions for in
dueements to locate said school, viz :
2nd.-Local strength and probable local
3rd.-A suitable site, including moaey.
and other donations.
All bids should be in the hands of the
Chairman before the meeting of the Die
triet Association, which will be on Aug.
14, 1900, at St. Joseph, La.
S. G. (AITHER.'Chairman.
Lake Providence, La.
STATM Inr-r K OF THE
Lake Providence Bank
OF LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA.,
at cloeeof business July 30, 19o0, as furn
ished the State Bank Ixamlner.
Loans and discounts............ $6,025 78
Cver draits ...................... 231 82
Real estate, furniture and fixtures 3,706 86
Cash in safe and other banks .. 42.779 89
Capital stock paid in............ 15,000 00
Profits (expenses Ac paid)....... 1.900 28
Deposits ................. ..... 5(,443 07
I,J.N. Hill,Jr., Vice President, and J.
W. Tooke, Jr.. Cashier, being duly sworn,
declare that the above report is true and a
correct-statement of the condition of this
Sworn to ano subscribed before me, this
6th day ofJuly, A D. 1900.
CHAS. R. EGEILY.
Lake Providence, La., July 14, 1900.
Budget of _xensesu.
Be it ordained, That the Budget'of
Expenses for the town of Providence
is hereby fited as follows for the cur
rent or fiscal year ending June .30,
Mayor's salary.....................$100 00
Marshsl's salary.................... 7) 0
Secretary's salary............... 75 00
Treasurer's salary .................. 75 00
Per diem councilmen................ 120 00
Cemetery Commission................. 100 00
Streets and bridges.............. 400 00
Lamp lighter . ......... 20') 00
Lamps and oil..................... 175 00
Cleaning engine .................... 85 00
Public printing .................... 90 00
Collector's commissions............ 100 00
Rent of hall ......................... 60 00
Quarantine and health............ 250 00
_ncidentals .......................... 300 00
Outstanding claims.,............... 6 00
G. M. FRANKLIN, Mayor.
W. H. FISHiER, Secretary.
Lake Providence, La., July 14, '00.
3tud4get of EZpenoes.
Be it ordained by the Police Jury of
East Carroll parish. That the follow
Jug budget of parish expenses for tihe
iscal year ending June 30th, 1901, be
and is hereby adopted :
Assessor's Fees - - $ 450 00
Sherif's Fees - - - .500 00
Witness Fees - 500 00
Juror's Fees - . - 800 0
Justioes Peace - - 175 00
Constables - - 175 00
Roads and Bridges - - 100000
Police Jury expense - - 300 4)0
Public Printing - - 250 00
Serving processes beyond parish,
conveuing lunatics to asylum
and convicts to penitentiary 300 00
Clerk's salary - . 180 00
Treasurer's salary - - 200 00
Attoruey's salary - - 100 00
Paupers . 100 00
Sheriff attendance on Court - 300 00
Jail note - . - 1100 00
Levees . . 1500 00
Coroner's salary - - 75 00
Clerk Court fees - - 200 00
Contlngeetaes - - . 500 00
Feeding pisoiers - 1000 00
Total................... 9705 00
ROBT. NICHOLSON, Pree.
YAIucr BxLu, Clerk.
·arke.Provtpmce, La., June 19, .$s0.· ..*,