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JAMES N. TURNER. di
Publisher and Propitetor. ti
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Saturday, August 25, 1900. ,e
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FIFTh DIST, LEVEE BOARD. tI
JRerular meetings second Wednesday's
iG. January. April July, and October, at
]elta. ILa. t
Democratic Ticket! '
For President, y
WILLIAM J. BRYAN.
AI)LAI E. STEVENSON.
For 57 Congress,
J.105. E. RANSDELL.
For Railroad Commissioner, 3rd t
W. L. FOSTER.
As nearly as figurc can express it
the cost to the United States of the
war in the Philippines has heen
$186,6s7,000 in cash and at least
2,394 lives of American soldiers.
The Republicans must think that
McKinley is in bad straights when
they continue to spring the anarch
ist jokes. The last to be hatched
out is that fourteen were arrested
who were to surround the Chief
Magistrate at Vashington and do
away with him there and then.
The question will soon be serious- I
ly aggitating the minds of the
leaders of the Repuhlican party in 1
the words of Tom Watson--"where
are we Pt"-if the desertions of the
purest and best men in their ranks <
continue as it has been going on for <
the put few- , eks. It looks blue
for the Republicans.
Some fellow has iguored it out
that the cost of condncting the
presidential campaign by both Re
pablicans and Democrats, will be 1
something like $25,000,0400; and
this does not count the amount it
will take to buy up German papers
by Mask Ilanna, which has been
going on for some time.
Roosevelt thought that he would
have it all his own way in swinging
through several States, and that he
would have a clean sweep in spread- r
ing his campaign lies: but the Dem
ncrats are going to put Mr. Towne
right behind him on every jump,
who will make it hot for the cur, I
who has said that the Southernt
soldiers who fought in the Cuban t
war were cowards.
'The race riot that occurred in
New York last week was one of the i
worst that has taken place in years,
and the one that happened in New I
Orleans was not a patching to it.
Over fifty negroes were wounded,
and it took the combined strength
of almost its entire police force to
quell the riot. Don't talk aboutthe
South aily longer after what hap
pened in the free State of New
There were 903 post offices in
1800; today we have 75,000-that
is, in America alone. It took a let
tcr sixteen days to go from Phila
delphia to Lexington, Kentucky;
twenty-two days to Nashville, Ten
nessee. The cheapest letter postage
was eight cents, arid to send a letter
more than a hundred miles cost a
shilling. Three million letters and
papers were sent in a year; at the
present time the post otffice handles
about 30,000,000 pieces of mail in a
The Lake Charles American says
that "once more a Texas congress
man has made a trip to Washington
to look after Southwest Louisiana.
We are obliged to Texas and we
hope that she will never be without
representation in Congress, as we
are and as we probably will be for
two years more. Meanwhile, when
Lake Charles wants anything it
would he well for us to ask Mr.
Cooper of Texas, or Mr. Ransdell,
of Lake Providence, to help us out.
If it were not for them, Congress
never would hear of us."
W. J. Bryan in his speech at In
dianapohls: "The Democratic party
is not making war upon the honest
acquisition of wealth; it has no de
sire to discourage industry, econo
my and thrift. On the contrary,
it gives to every eitizen the gieatest
possible stimulus to honest toil
'when it promises him protection in
the enjoyment of the proceeds of
hi. labor. Property rights are most
aaeure when human rights mare most
S eterpected. Democracy strives for
: a civilt-ation in which every mem
: r of spoiety will share according
A -w Isj s.
A NEW COURT HOUSE. C
At the'last meeting of the Police
Jury, held'July 11th, it was decided g
to do something with our old court t
house--either to repair it or to build a
new one. and for this purpose the '
Police Jury requested that the citizens
and tax-payers meet with them and
discuss the question. Last Tuesday c
the Police Jury met for this purpose,
and there were quite a -rmber on
hand, but not as many of our town
people as should have been present. c
The second ward was well represent- c
ed with its prominent citizens, who al
ways take a deep interest in every
thing that will benefit the parish.
'IThe majority of those present went
to the meeting opposed to building a
new court house. They thought that
the parish was not able at the present
time to do it, and that by patch.ng up
the old one and remodeling it to some
extent that it would answer for a few
years more; but after architect Stanton
said that he considered the building
unsafe and liable to fall down at any
time and that it would take fully $8000
to re-model it to the plans that he
submitted, the majority took : sensi
ble view of the mat'rc. that it would be
much cheaper to erect a new building
d than to expentl this amount on tie old
court house. 'Ti'e President of the
Police Jury asked the views and c.in
ions of every person present and we
believe that only three opposed the con
struction of a new bu:lding.
e The architect submnitted plans for a
n new court house, the building to be 52
t 61', two stories high. and to cost a
sumi not to exceed 12,000, and after a
lengthy discussion on the subject, a
at resolution was passed that the plans of
-n Mr. Stanton be accepted, with certain
h- changes in thle interior whici will add
d to the convenience of the court ollicials.
d i he parish is perfectly able to erect
this hnild;ng withiout increasing the
o ate of taxation, and it can be paid for
without any hardships on a single tax
pa'er. Such a parish as East Carroll
should have a hamtndome court house;
besidcis, the town has improved so
e much in the past few years" that the
,1) present building is not such a one as
e we should have.
Ie The Police Jury .lcserves the thanks
s of every one in the parish for their
ir decision in having a wv building. and
c we hope that there will be no delay in
having it erected.
A HEALTH RECORD BREAKER.
e Times-Der\ bcrat, .1\iiust 14th.
The deaths in Newt Orleans reached
last week the lowest ligure known
e here. There were in all only 83
d elaths, making the death rate per
it 1000 per annum 13.12 for the whites
. and 14 39 for the entire polpulation,
white and black. The total includes
n five deaths by accident or suicide,
leaving the mortality from disease
only 11.96 per thousand for the
d whites, which would give an average
duratioc of life of 84 years; that is,
if this low rate of mortality could be
e kept in New Orleans for a long pe
1- riod of time the average white per
son here would reach the august age
e It is to be remembered that the
, . figures for New Orleans are not
r, basedt on inflated estimates of popula
tioun. 'Tie census has just shown
that Cin'innati inflated its popula
n tion 88,,'90, and that its dleathli rate
was basedl o'a these exaggerated tig
ures, with the result of making the
n city appear far healthier tihan it really
is. Chicago is also found :o have
ie inflated its population 380,000.
a, With sucht swollen figures it is easily
w possible to make a good sanitary
recordl, for the deaths that would
seem a small total for a city of
1, 2,000,000 are large for one of 1,600,
,h 000. On the other hand, lthe death
;o rate in New Orleans is based on very
te nearly the same population as the last
census gave the city. Our Board of
P 1Health indulges in no wild guesses
w or inflation, and the estimate will
certainly not be 10,000 out of the I
way from the actual total returneld;
indeed, such hints as have come out
Sin regard to the census indicate that
at the estimated population upon which
t. the Board of Health has based its
a tigures is below instead of above its
'; But to return to the report. It
n- shows, what has frequently Ibeten
ge shown before, that the summer is the
healthiest season in New Orleans. its
er death rate falling to half what it is
a during the worst part of the winter.
ad T'aking last week as a sample, when
he two-thirdTs of the country was suffer
Sing from one of the worst hot waves
ever kuown,, while persons were dy
a ing by the hundreds in Chicago.
New York, and other Northern and
Western cities from sunstroke anal
other heat diseases, there was not a
single death from any heat malarly
in New Orleans; indeed, chlera iu
on fantum, the scourge of New York
a. during hot weather and far more
we murderous to the children tlhan King
Herod himself. claimed hut two
tut victims in New Orleans for the whole
for We would say further that for a
en- number of weeks previous the re
turns have Ieen nearly equally satis
it factory but not quite as good as for
Ir. last week, which we call attention to
all, because it is a record breaker.
ess A SCRAP OF HISTORY.
In 1796 John Adams was elected
president, defeating 'Thomas Jeffer
In.son. nlu 1800 Jefferson defeatedl
rty In 1825 John Q. Adamns was elect
est edl president, defeating Andrew
de- Jackson. In 182t Jackson defeated
ao- Van Buren.
In 1836 Manrtin VanBuren was
ry, elected, uefeating WV. H. Harrison.
est In 1840 Ilarrison defeated Van
in In 1888 Benjamin Harrison was
of elected president, defeating Grover
Cleveland. In 1892 Cleveland de
f tested Harrison.
)at In 1896 William McKinley was
:or elected president, dlefeating W. J.
m- iyan. In November, 1900, history
will repeat itself and Bryan will de
oe feat McKinley. Paste this in your
CASES DISPOSED OF AT THIS
TERM OF COURT.
Henry Johnson. Murder; found
guilty and sentenced to the peniten
tiary for life.
Bud Black and Andy Ward. Shoot
ing with intent to kill; found guilty
and sentenced to two years in the
Plug Revells. Destroying fence; ac
Young Jones. Violating labor con
tract; found guilty and fined $10 and
costs or 90 days in jail.
Emanuel Green. Violating labor
contract; found guilty and fined $10
costs or 30 days in jail.
Frank Farley. Violating labor con
tract; found guilty and find $10 and
costs or 90 days in jail.
Red Hllicks. Larceny; tried and ac
Ked licks. Tresspass; nolle prosequi.
Robt. Williams. Carrying concealed
weaps; tined $25 and costs or 90 days
)Dunk Powell. Cruelty to animals,
find $5.00 aud costs or 20 days in jail.
Fred Williamns. Assault and bat
tery, fined k2.50 and costs or 10 days
Lonie Campbell. Carrvyng con
cealed weapons; tined $25 and costs or
90 days in jail.
Abe Robinson. T'resspassing; tined
Jordan Foreman and Arthur Chris
man; violating game law; nolle prose
John W. Barber. Seining in Lake
Providence; fined $10 and costs or 30
days in jail.
John Patterson. Carrying con
cealed weapons; fined $25 and costs or
90 days in jail.
Tyler D)iller. Using obscene lang
ITyler Diller. Malicious threats; nol
Arthur Chrisman. Burglary- nol
Carrie Reider. Assault and battery;
find $10 and costs or 30 days in jail.
Fred Thomas. Burglary; sentenced
to one year in the parish lail.
Claib Ilill. Carrying concealed
weaponsi fined $25 and costs or 90
days in jail.
Samuel llawking. Carrying con
cealed weapons; lined $25 and costs or
90 days in jail.
Henry Mum. Carrying concealed
weapons: fined $25 and costs or 90
days in jail.
May Ellis. Furnish implement to
aid escape of prisoners; find $10 and
costs or 60 days in jail
Charley Perkins. Driving horse of
Tyler Diller. Malicious threats; nolle
J. W. Donovan. Carrying con
coaled weapons; tined $25 and costs or
9t' days in jail.
Boston liarper. Violating labor
Allen Sinootz. Cruilty to animals;
ftound guilty and judgment reserved.
Plater Matheson. Carrying concealed
weapons; fined $2.5 and costs or 90
da s in jail.
James Scott. Carrying concealed
wI:epons; lined $25 and costs or 90 days
in j iil
\Villiam Scott. Larceny; plead
guilty and sentenced to six months in
the parish jail.
Robt. Johnson. Manslaughter; ac
Thos. Creasy. Tresspassing; nolle
Josephine Creasy. Carrying con
cealed weapons; nolle prosequi
Green and Malissa Phillips. Assault
with a dangerous weapon; acquitted.
Rose Miller. Wounding less than
nm yhem; acquitted.
Henry Atl:ass. Carrying concealed
weapons; fined $25 and costs or 90
days in jails.
PARISK EXECUTIVE COMMIT
Lake&Porvidence, La., August 16, 1900.
'iThe Democratic Parish Executive
Committee for thile parish of East Car
roll met this day pursuant to adjouru
Present-lR. N. Rea. cihairman; Clif
ton F Davis, secreltary; and F. '1T.
Constant, W. S. Maguire. Yancey Bell
by F. I'. Constant proxy, WV. 1. Keene
by C. F. Davis proxy.
Abeent-ltobt. Nicholson and C. F.
The returns of the primary election
of August 14th, lor Congressman and
nieniber of tue Railroad Commnission
I aiid memnber of the Congressional Dis
trict Comnittee, were taken up and
canvassed, and the result found to be
Ilos. E. Rl:ansdell, 4 1a 72 2 00 93
Me-n. tilt. Com.
WV. L. Foster 4 13 67 2 00 88
Mere. c'on. Coinm.
E. ,J. Haetvy 4 00 70 00 00 7t
On motion, the same was declared
to be the result of said election in East
Carroll parish, and ordered properly
certlludied to le iupectiv commlittees.
On monoin, E J. Hanley was de
clared duly elected miember of the
l)istrict Congressional Committee
There beintg no further business the
Committeo then adjourned.
R. N REA, Chairman.
C. F. I)AVI', Secretary.
THE NEW INSURANCE LAW.
''o tix the value of im:novables byIV una
tfure insuredl against loss or dam
iage i, fire, in case of loss or dam
age by tire.
Section 1 Ble it eniacted by the
Gcntral Asscmltlv of the State of Lou
i iana, in (Geicral Assemnbly convened,
That whenevecr ainy )policy of insur
r ance againist loss by lire is hereafter
writt ,n or renewed on property tn
movable by naturce and situated in this
Sate. and the, saidl property shall be
either partially damaged or totally des
troyed. withut crmunal fault on the
part nf the insured or his assigns, the
value of the property as assessed by
the insuremr or as by him permitted to
be assessed at the tmue ,f the issuance
of the policy, shall be conclusively
taken to be the true value of the prop
Serty at the tIme of the issuence of the
d policy and tlhe true v-alue ,,fthe prop
erty at the time of the dtamange or des
Structon. Proyided, that noting here
iti shall be so, constrtucted as to pre.
vent the insurer, previous to the dam
age or destruc.tion of property, from
reducin- the insurance thereon.
SSet. 2. Be it further enacted. etc.,
r I'hat whenever any policy of insurance
against loss by fire is hereafter written
or renewed on property situated in
this State, and the property shall be to
tu:llt destroyed without criminal fault
" upon the part of the insurer or his
- assigns, the full amount of the insur
r ance on the property so destroyed
shall be paid by the insu'rcr, and tihat,
71 Straw shows which way the
r wi d blows
_ how priced count for euerything thete
d dayt. ox
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WE ,ARE M1 KINGI CUT ON ,LL
- tSumTrner Goods,
.--AND YOU CAN NOW PURC,ASE
AT A(T'11IL COST
do' Organdies, Embroideries, White Goods and Shirt
' Waists, Aii. I :r I l
- lMisses and Children's Tan and Low Quarter Shoes,
finest makes, At. lh:orci:, ix Pin ,:.
S f s Negligee Shirts, Collars and ('uffs, anrd UIller'wear, .
s. - best made, AL. il E N 1S IiE.
o .- are the best
) Shoes made;
.- -is sold under -
t,- ,guarantee to
Sg give perfect
=- dJ N HILL c, BRO.
R- Reduction Sale. Reduction Sale.
or ON ALL OUR
Light Dress Goo1ds,
L~-ixvrl, L-uioes . lrld
a EIr ibroicderies.
in ALL OF OUR
he Ladies' how Quarters and Ties,
will be sold at actual cost.
It. WE ARE SOLE AGENTS FOR
an JOMNSON & MURPMYSHOES,
in Black and Tan, at
et $5.00,. $5.50 and $6.00.
90 M. POKORMY SHOES,
in Black and Tan, at
$5.00, $3.50 and $6.00.
- Sole Agent for Butterick Patterns,
All mail orders promptly filled.
ir- rISee our Show Window Display of Fine Neckwear.
s J. S. MILLIKIN.
W. S. ASHFORD & C0.,
be -Office, 366 FuosT SrII:I:T,
We make a Specialty of Long Staple and Bender Cotton, and
- solicit consignmuients.
ehen the said property shall be par
ially damaged, without criminal fault
)n the part of the insured or his as
signs, the insurer shall pay to the in
tired such amount as will permit the
usured to restore the damaged prop
ýrty to its original condition. Provid
ed, that nothing herein shall be so
,onstructed as to prevent the insurer
from replacing property partially dam
iged or totally destroyed at his own
expense and without contribution on
the part of the iisured.
To get rid of a great
lmiltan remnants of fine
tulimer r(oods, we will
take aLny old prieC.
If VOil want veal br
bgains this is your opplor
J. N. HILL & I PR O.
To cure a cofd in one day, take
Laxative Bro Quinine. All druggists
refund the money if it fails to cure;
2bcts. E. W. Groves signature is on
each box. For sale at Guenard's drug
Sunday School every Sunday at 9.
Preaching, 1st and 3rd Sunday's of
eaci. month, at 11 a. m., and 8:30 p. nm.
Prayer meeting every, Wednesday
Epworth League meeting every
Sunday at 6:30 p. m.
H. O. WHITE, Pastor.
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHLRCH.
Providence.--Sunday School, 930 a.
m. Morning prayer and sermon, 11
o'clock. Evening prayer and sermon,
Transylvania. All Saint's Mission.
-Every first and third Sunday at 5 p.
Bunch's Bend, St. John's Mission.
Every 2nd Sunday at 5 p. m.
F. 0. H. BOBERG, Rector.
J. M. KENNEDY,
Lake Providence, La.
WILL PRACTICE IN
ALL THE COURTS.
Strayed or Stolen.
On Saturday night. June 30, 1900. from
"Soldier's Rest," near Lake Providence, a
gray mare, about 14li hands high, white
mouth. scar across nose, small dark spot on
right side and near mouth and branded R.
on left hip. Will pay $3.00 for her return
to me. EMILY CARSON.
Lake Providence, La., July 14, 1900.-3t.
Strayed or Stolen.
From the rack in Lake Providence. La.,
on the night of August 1st. 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
bad 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 for the parish of East
Carroll, in the above entitled cause. I will
offer for sale at public auction, for cash, to
the last and highest bidder, at the principal
door of the court-house in said parish, on
Saturday the 8th 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 Block No. 1, of the Davis Addition to
the town of Providence, together with the
improvements thereon and the appurten
ances thereto belonging. Said property
having a front on Scarborough street of 45
feet and running back along the south side
of Fourth street 150 feet.
No bid will be received for less than
8200.00. ROBERT DIGGS.
Tutor of the Minors, Robert B and Lillian
Lake Providence, La., Aug. 4,1900.-6t.
The best peracription for chills
Groves Tasteless Chill Tonic. No cure
no pay. For sale at Guenard's drug
Lake and Levee 8ts.,
Lake Providenoe, La.
GENTS' - FURNISHING - GOODS.
The Finest Line of Clothing Car
) ried in the City. •
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
and Hunting Coats.
Trunks, Valises and Hand Bags,
CANNOT BE SURPASSED.
Call on me Before Purchasing Elsewhere.
A. D. & S. SPENGLER, AGYTS.,
.......... VICIKSBUURG, MIST ..........
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Stain-work, Interior Finish,
and All Building Material.
SCheapeet Place in the South. Write for prices before purohaing elsewhere
W. B. THOMPSON. P. L. MoOAY.
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
NO. 808 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, : : Louisiana.
Information for the
yAZOO & MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE NOON
JANUARY 28th, 1900.
No. 23-Leave Memphis 9O)0 a. in.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:00 p. m.
No. 5--Leave Memphis 7-35 p. im.
Arrive Vicksburg 2:10 a. m.
No. 5-Leave Vicksburg 2:20 a. m.
Arrive New Orleans 9:10 a. im.
No. 21-Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. ii.
Arrives New Orleans 5:50 p. im.
No 24--Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. m.
Arrive Memphis 5:35 p. m.
No. 6--Leave New Orleans 4:00 p. in.
Arrive Vicksburg 11:25 p. nm.
No, 6-Leave Vicksburg 11:30 p. m.
Arrive Memphis 6:30 a. in.
No. 22--Leave New Orleansb:40 a m.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:05 p. m.
VICKSBURG AND GREENVILLE
Leave Vickshurg 4:20 p. m.. arrive
at Greenville 8:20 p. m.
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.
.TNO A. SCOTT.
Div'n. Pass'r. Ag't. Memphis, Tenn.
Lake Providence - -
Keeps on hand a large asaortmnent of
Burial Caskets, Nlew, Plain and Orna
mental Metallic Cases and Wooden
Coffins Made and Trimmed to Order
Memphis and Viocksburg
For Lake Providentce, GreenVille,
Arkansas City and All Way
Ed. Nowlandl .' ...............Master
Ed. Nowland. Jr..............Cler
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-'00-1y]
i. J. POWERS, Pres, A. I. NITZI, Vice Pe. T. G,. BRIEHLY, Secty,
Vicksburg & Greenville Packet Co.,
Steamers BELLE OF T'ilE BENDS, RUTII and
Steamer Belle of the Bends leaves Vicksburg every Monday and Thursday
.eaves Greenville every Tuesday and Friday.
Steamer Annie Laurie leaves Vicksburg every Wednesday and Saturday.
,eaves Greenville every Thursday and Sunday.
First-class passenger and freight accomnnodtations. Boats brilliantly lighted
broughout with electricity. Lights in every staterooim. Cusiue unsurpassed.
YANCEY BELL, Agent.
ED. . FISHEL, G. F. & P. A
Queen & Crescent
The Best Line
Wrorth and 3cnst.
The Summer Tourist's favorite
ine via Lookout Mountain.
GEO. H. SMITiH, G. P. A.,
New Orleans, Ls.
W. STOMS, ASST. G. P. A.,
New Orleans. La.
Tulane University of
C~OLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES.
Classical. Literary, Latin-Scientitic and
COLLEGE OF TECIINOLOOY.
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 Department opens Oct 18th.
Law Department opens Nov. 12th.
For catalogues. address
Secretary of Universit).
CITY BARBER SHOP,
- Lake Street,
W. I. MABEN ............ Proprietor
at Popular Prices.
Agent. for Memphis Steam Laundry.
r Anyone sendi~ng slketh and descrl 10n moy
qlulicly ascertnin our oplnion iree whether an
Invention i probably petentabiO. Communlcea
ttonsstrtctlyconfldentlal. IIhndbook on Patents
sentiree. Oldest agency for aecurase ltenta.
patents taken through Munn A Co. receive
spcialnos, without charge, In the
A handsomely Illustrated weekly. lanrgest cir
C culation f any scientific Jourlal Terus,. 23 a
ear four months, L old byall newsdealers.
MUNN & Co". 1 ,, New York
Branch onece a. rF t. Washilton. D.
o I .. . nI O DnenI * ,..L
Mr. H. Stein has been inu town this '
week selling spirits.
For real genuine cake walkers Eu
gene Guenard and Prank Constant are
hard to beat.
Mr. Sam Galanty will leave this
evening for 1t. Louis and other cities
to purchase his fall and whiter stock.
Miss Mabel Goldenburg, who bat
been visiting friends la Edwards,
Mits., for several weeks returned last
Friday on the'Belle.
The shower Tuesday evening did
not last long, hot it cooled the atmos
phere very much. A good rain would
help the young cotton.
Those two handsome mixoligists,
John and Phil, seem to take a delight
in fixing up the interior of their es
tablishment neatly and attractive.
lion. Robt. Nicholson, Mr. Chas:
Hope, Mr. A. M. Nelson and Mr. T.
W. Jay, melabers of the Police Jury;.
were in ot Tuesday attending the
Whent you purchase your needs
front your home merchants, you are
helping your town. Spend your
money at horne and among your home
The St. James A. M. E. Sunday
School Convention has been in ses
sion in town this week. A large
crowd have been present attending
Col. W. II. Benjamin of the second
ward, returned from Sewauee, Tenu,
last week, and we are glad to learn
that Mrs. Benjamin continues to im
|prove in health.
Everybody come to town on the 5th
of September and see the match game
of ball, horse racing, foot ractig and
bicycle racing. You will get to sea
the worth of your money.
Hannah Crutchfield, one of the old
eat coloredt women in the parish, died
in Winterfleld otl Tuesday morning.
She was 80 years of age and married
Frank Crutchileld 62 years ago, who
Mr. S. B. Kennedy went to Monroe
on Sunday with the roturts of the
parish and to attend the meeting of
the Congressional Committee that was
held in that city on Tuesday. He re
Royal Powell mvsteriously disap
peared the first of last week He
didn't tell a person that he was going
away or where he was going-but he
turned up Friday morning of last
week on the Belle.
Miss Beulah Goodrich returned last
Friday from Arkanseas City, where
she visited Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Shields
for four or five weeks. We were
sorry to learn that Miss Beulab was
quite sick while away.
Those of our citizens who went out
to the barbecue at Oak Grove last
week, say that it was one of the finest
that they ever attended. There was
an abundance of everything and every
one had an enjoysble time.
The Donaldsonville Chief comrn
pleted its 29th year last Saturday.
The Chief is the finest paper in the
State outside of New Orlerns. It
is ably edited by Mr. L. E. Bently.
who has been at the helm from its
first issue. We wish the Chief con
Caleb Powers, the ex-Secretary of
State of Kentucky, has been found
guilty as an accompllic in the assas
sination of Gov. Goebel, and the
f. jury fixed his penalty for life in the
penitentiary. A pity that Taylor
could not be given the same dose.
te Treatment of Horse Colic:.
Jorty-five years as a country physi.
ci:an has compelled me to give advice
for the farmers' sick animals. Whisky
is the very worst thing that can be
given, unless it is bicarbonate of sodas.
The only remedy that need ever be
'tiren, If used in any reasonable time,
is spirits of ether. One-half ounce of
this in a pant of warm water, sweet
ened, in half to three quarters of an
hour if needed, is all I have ever found
necessary. I never lost but one case,
and in that one a half pint or more
whisky had been given a couple of
hours before I saw the horse, which
ad died within five minutes of my arrival.
In the absence of ether, two ounces of
sweet spirits of niter may be used with
equal success. This is the spirits of
nitrous ether and may be given in
warm water as with ether. In the ab
ge sence of anything better, hot water in
ternally and externally is proper treat
ments-Dr. A. G. Chase, Kansas, in
th Orange Jndd Farmer.
Of course, women jump at conelu
sions. That is the reason they always
turn to the last chapter of a novel.
A close observer remarks that Eve
may have had her own troubles, bet
she niever got paralysis of the wrist
from holding up a dragging skirt.
tor Sillieus--"Do you believe that oppor
tunity makes the manP' Cynicus-
Well, that depends. If the man has
an opportunity to bet on a sure thing,
I say yes."--8tates.
Taking the Conceit Out of Him
ry. Ilarry-Whei I asked her if she would
be mine. she fell on my breast and
sobbed like a child, but finally she put
he arms around my neck and whis.
pered that she was so happy. Hariet
-Yes, that is what she told me she
was going to do. She has been prac
tieing with Coustn Tom for ever sad
ever so long.-Boston Transcript.
One extra tine thoroughbred '"South
Down" buck, price St10.
Eight extra fine '"South Down" grades
(bucks), price .5.00.
HARRY H. GRAHAM,
August 18, it.
Lost or Straye.
A Blue Horse Mule, about 1Ih hande
high. 10 years old. A liberal reward wiltL
be paid if returned to
J. STEIN & CO.,
Lake Providence, La., Aug. 4, 1900.
Notice is bereby given that the office of
Registrar of Voters is now open at my
office in the town of Providence for the
Spurpose of reisteriong those who wish to
vote in the election to November, and that
I will be at the following places on the day
and dates given below :
At Nicholson's store. Tuesday, October
At Transylvania store, Wednesday, Octo
ay At Erin store, Thursday, Cetober 4th.
At Panola store. Friday, October 5th,
4 asad at my office in Providence the remain
der of the time required by law to keep
ed said office open.
W. C. MeRAE,
Assessor and Registrar.
August 4thb, 100.