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MAGUIRE & SC@EIDER'S and see the finest line
of Groceries in town. New Goods received every
week. A big shipment of Postel's Elegant and Gold
Band Hams just in. Free delivery to all parts of town
Saturday, September 15, 1900.
J. E. iANSDELL, WV. II. 3IONTGOMERY
F. X. I.ANSDELL. Notary Uublic
- Insurance Agent.
Attorneys at Law
Real Estate Agents,
Lake Providence, La,
WILL PRACTICE IN THE COURTS OF
EAST CAIRIOLL, 'VEST CARROLL ANWD
MADISON PARISHIES, AND THE STATE
Clifton F. Davis,
Iteal , ELstta to ,.A t.
Lake Providence, La.
HAVING JUST FINISHED A COMPLETE
4,BSTRACT OF ALL "tIE LANDB IN EAST
JARROLL, I AM PREPARED TO FURNISH
&BSTACTS OF TITLES ON SHORT NOTICE,
E. WAYLES BROWNE,
STENOGRAPHER AND NOTARY PUBLIC.
W. I). BELL, W. B. PIERCE.
DOCTORS BELL AND PIERCE.
Our office is located in the office for.
mally occupied by Hon. C. S. Wyly.
I)r. Pierce's residence. The Egelly
Local and Parish News.
Our public schools open next Mou
The rain on Sunday last settled the
See White for all kinds of school
Mr. Sol Cohen pays spot cash for
Bell shipped a few bales of cotton
There will be very few warm nights
from now on.
"Rev. Dick" at the Opera House
next Monday night.
Big dance on board of the steamer
Dewey next Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Tooke are now nicely
located in the Williamson residence.
The proceedings of the City Coun
cil are publishbed in another couiqmo.
The steamer Natchez leaves New
Orleans to-day on her first trip of the
Remember the big dance on board
of the steamer Dewey next Friday
The Epworth League meets every
Sunday evening at the Methodist
The strong wind on Sunday and
Mondlay made one think that fall ias
Mrs. J. C. Mnrphy has returned
from a visit to friends and relatives in
The deer law expires to-day, and
now the bunters can take their hounds
out for a chase.
Cotton picking is now general, and
there should be plenty of money and
The public cisterns have not been
repaired yet They may be badly
needed this winter.
Mr. IHugh McGuire's fine gin started
the seasoi. last week by turning out
forty bales of cotton.
Services at the Episcopa! Church to.
morrow morning at 11 o'clock and ut
8 o'clock in theeventig.
The steamer Delta has been behind
time for several, trips on account of
heavy freights and short labor.
Mr. H. J. HBurtnev's little gin across
the levee, has beent overhauled and
put i tfirst class order. Several bales
of cotton will be turned out to-day.
Our merchants are receiving largd
stocks of fall and winter goods.
Pat rdnize home merchants every tiM.
The best persrripliom for chills
Groves Tasteleae Chill Tonic. No oere
no pay, For sale at Goeuard's drug
We got about the tall end of the
big siorni tlrt Sunday evening. It
came,on schedule time as predicted by
Mrs. M. M. Gnodwin and littU l
returned on the DL)ella last Saturday
morning from a visit to relatives in
Mr. A. M. Nelson, of Benhsam,Police
Jury member of the fourth ward, was
in town Tuesday attending a meeting
of the Board.
The mantagers of our fair should get
a first class troup to come to our Opera
House during our big fail lI Novem
ber. They can do it.
Messrs. P1rittcetid-d W S.-Ms
guire went to Vicksburg 'om Wedines.
day morning to get out the catalogues
for our big fair ln November.
Mr. Robert Nicholeon came up last
Tuesday to attend a speci~l.mueeting of
the Police Jury. lie reports work on
the big levee at Salem progressing
Mr. Charley Hlope, popular.
member of the Police Jury from the
1'o cure a cli iu one day take
Laxative Bro Quinine. All druggists
refund the money if it fails to cure
26cts. E. W. (;roves signature is on
each box. Sold at Guenard's drug
Mr. Jake Marcus left last Saturday
for St. louis to purchase a large atock
of goods. Mr. S. Marcus, his nephew,
will be his salesman this tall, and as be
understands the buineses thoroughly,
this store should do a rattling trade
Stage manager J. S. Guenard of the
Opera fouse, wishes us to say that
the curtain will go up promptly at 8
o'clock on Monday evening, and those t
who do not wish to lose the first part
of the performance should be in their
seats by 8 o'clock. e
The Lake i'rovideurce Bank declar- c
ed a dividend of 138 per cent instead r
of 10 per cent as we said last week. 1
10 per cent was paid to the stockhold
ere anid 34 per cent was placed in the I
reserve fooud. Nothing small about
this for the first year.
The loficers of the steamer Dewey
will give a reception and dance to our
citizenson board of this magnificent 1
boat next Friday evening. A flue c
string band will be on board and every
one who will be present will be as- I
sured :ofa pleasant time. a
White's big fall and winter stock is C
now being opened and placed on the
sheles. lie has bought a large stock c
and bee tade a pretty selection, and
invit's every one to call and see his
pretty line of goods No trouble to
show goods at this store. 0
Mr. Rives, the present engineer of tl
the Providence Gin Co, is a man of tl
twenty yeari' experience in the gin ri
business. He has run gits for himself h
and others for many years in the State y
of Texas, and comes highly recommen
ded as a gin man. It. A
Miss Eduna Pilcher left last Sunday
night, on her way to New Orleans,
where she will spend the winter.
Miss Edna Is a popular young girl
among those of bet age, and her uumn
erous boy and girl friends regret ex
ceedingly to see her leave.
Everything is working smoothly for
our big lair in November, and the
committee who have, the affairs in
charge say that they are meeting with
success on every hand. The cata
logues soon to be gotten out will con
tain over one hundred and fifty pages.
There is going to be a big day down U
at Atherton on the 21st and 22nd. n
Old River and Coal Tar will play a V
game of hall on the 21st and Home- y
stead and Nepouset a game on the G
22nd. Both games will be played for F
big purses. There will be horse s
racing and other sports. A big time
is expected. F
Mr. Geo. Ashbridge, the handsome t1
grocer of Providence, is carrying a tI
flue line of blended teas. lie is just p
in receipt of a large shipment of fine g
flour. barns, breakfast bacon and can- a
ued goods. Mr. Ashbridge receives it
weekly sbipufeuts of Lowney's fine It
candies. Nothing better than Low. o
ney's to send to your best girl. v
The Providence Gin Co., has the well
known Mr. C N. Hall with them this
seauon, and he will tqke pleasure in
keeping things straight andti givming all
information wanted by calling upon h
him. There will be no more loss of a
seed and mhxing up of cotton. They 1
are to" be complimnented on securing 'I
the serlvices of such a capable man. V
At the store, cornter of Lake and
Levee streets, you will see one of the
largest and prettiest stocks of dry t
goods and clotlling ever brought to c
our town. Mr. Levy has tried him
self this year it making a selection for
his trade, and there is no mistake r
aboat hhn tljssg it uIp to thie ban- '
dle. Call and see for yourself.
The November fir will take place
ont the 8th.9th miand 10h. A full and
complete catalogue is now in the hands
of the printer, which will be issued
sooi EverytUhing will be done to
make it a glrealt seccess. in due time
we will have more to say of the differ
eut featunres of the extensive program
which will boe arranged for each day.
The Providence Gin Co. will keep
ap steam and ustlotd all cotton brought
to them. So if you do not want to
stop a cotton picker, send a boy or
come yourself with the wagon. This
thinof ttnloadmg-cottonr by hand isa
tbing of the past. We ask every one
to come and see this unloading eleva.
tor at work. It
We are in receipt of a letter from
Prof. B. -P.·4 lexglatiig tlat hle and
hise good wife have spent a most de
ligtifel seewrer,; The jablic school
of Oseeolan, Ark., opens next Monday,
BISHOP SEB SMS IS COMING.
We take pleasure in announcing
that the Right Rev. Bishop Davis
Sessums will hold services at Grace
Church to-morrow morning at 11
o'clock and 7:30 in the evening. At
the morning service he will administer
holy Confirmation and celebrate the
We hope to see a large congrega
tion out to hear the eloquent divine.
THE REVEREND DICK.
Reserved seats for this excellent
comedy have been selling fast all this
week, and the Opera House promises
to be packed to bear Miss Ida C.
Ward's well-selected troupe peseut
"The Revereud Dick," on Monday t
evening next. Mr. R. W. Fort, a
clever actor, will appear in the title
role as Dick Billtugton, the "Rev."
Between the 2nd and 3rd acts the
popular "coon" caricaturist and iu
imitable vocalist, Mr. Hlarry E. March,
will appear in his latest hit "Pliny."
The entire program will be interest
ing and entertaining, and we assure
all who go that they will enjoy it. So
get your tickets and come early. The
curtain will rise at 8 o'clock sharp. f
In the last issue of the Banner- t
Democrat there was a mistake in the U
article on the dividend recently de- t
clared by the batik. We made the b
statement that a dividend of 10 per
ceut was declared, 8) per cent of which U
was placed in the surplus fund. We c
should have stated that a dividend of b
13) per cent was declared, 3j per cent c
of which was placed in the surplus v
fund. The mistake was not entirely t'
the fault of the Banner-Democrat, and 0
the bank won't fall. This is a first c
rate showing for the first year. We ti
hope to see even better results next '
All Schools will open Monday, 24th. ,
Remember that we are a
headquarters for all
SCHOOL SUPPLIES ft
at lowest prices.
We keep all School Books used in
the Schools. b
W. N. WHITE, AGT. p
The following persons passed 2nd
and 3rd grade examinations at the 0
teacher's institute, recently held by ci
Prof. H. F. Mitchell at the colored
school. 2nd grade: Mrs. C. H. Hill,
S. J. Green, Misses E. C. Wong, Eu- P
nice Fulgum, Bertha Fulgum, Louisa cl
Overton. 3rd grade: Mrs. Ida Rai- ri
ney,Bertha Torrey.Misses G. C. Creecy, s
M. E Stewart, M. L. Marshall, Joe w
May Waddell, Beulah Overton, Nellie e:
Griffin, M. J. Keller, Katie Bedford, ci
Fannie Marshall and Mrs. J. S. John- C
The managers of the East Carroll
Fair Association have decided to
tteble the size of the grand stand at
the fair grounds, as the seating ca
pacity at present is inadequate. The
grand stand is one hundred feet long,
and when the additions are completed
it will be three hundred feet long,
large enough to seat the great crowds
of people who will be here at the No
vember fair. Electric lights, water
works, fair grounds, new brick store,
and a brand new court house--nothlo'
small about us!
The ladies of the Episcopal Church a
have just received from New Orleans is
a beautiful carpet for the church. :
They have also received from New b
York a oronuze memorial cross and a e,
pair of bronze memorial vases, which a
will be placed on the altar to the u
memory of the late Bishop Galleher I
and Rev. L. Guerin. The ladies in
tend to make the. interior of their ti
church as pretty as they can get it. i
J. N. Hill & Bro. have commenced q
receiving their big stock of goods. B
There are few in the business who a
know more about selecting goodes Y
than Mr. R. L Bill, who informed us
that be had bought a prettier line of E
goods for their fall and winter trade *
than ever before. Hle says that their
shoe stock, for ladies, gentlemen and
misses is now complete, and they wish
the ladies to call.
R. J. Burney & Co. have commeuc- t
ed receiving their fall and winter stock
of dry goods, notions, clothing, boots
and shqes. You will find Mr. Byerly
a first class gentleman to deal with.
Call and see their stock of goods.
You will find that they sell just as
cheap as it is possible to do.
Last Wedunestaynight, down near
Hagaman's Break, a horse was stolen
by a negro, who skipped out to Madi
equn with the animal. He tried to dis
pose of him to several parties in Tal
plahb, but the price was so far below
the worth of the abimal, that the an
thorities down there decided that the
negro had stolen the horse. They ar
biu. d tealgrsphed to sheriff
- abetri Buster went
1~~9 wIi; U
WATERWORKS AND ELECTRIC
At their meeting on Thursday, the
6th instant, the Town Council decided
to put up a waterworks and electric
light plant. the tax for which was
voted on December, 15, 1898. The
board has invited sealed bids for the
purchase of the bonds. and Captain
Hyder has been requested to perfect
his plans and specifications by the let
of October. We are not prepared yet
to give any definite details, but we
note with much satisfaction the pro.
gressive spirit of our people. Lake
Providence has been steadily on the
improve for the last three years or
more, the result of which are the hand
some brick stores that stand now
where only receutly were a lot of
frame houses, not at all prepossessing
in appearance, and four more brick
stores are now going up opposite the
Gueuard drug store.
With electric lights in our stores
and public buildings. a good system of
waterworks, and a new court house,
Lake Providence will begin to put on
city airs. As to the convenience and
sanitary features of plenty of good
water, there can be but one answer
comfort and health. Impure water is
the cause of a great deal of our sick
ness in the summer; but with good
water, within the reach of all, free of
germs, health-giving and abundant,
the people of Providence will have a
The Banuer-Democrat congratulates
the people on their public spirit, and
hopes to see the glare ofelectricty and
the gush of water in due time.
THE NEW COURT HOUSE.
The Police Jury hold a special meet
ing last Tuesday and adopted the re
vised plans submitted by Mr. Stanton,
the architect from Vicksburg, for the
new court house. In another column
will be found a notice calling for bids.
The building will be entirely modern
from top to bottom, a combination of
the Gothic architecture and the re
naissance. It will have a concrete and
twisted iron foundation, with a brown
brick exterior finish. The rooms will
he finished with oiled, long-leaf, yellow
pine. All the rooms will be wains
coted, with calcemimed walls, polished,
beaded ceiling. The sheriffs office and
clerk's office are to have fire-proof
vaults for yaluable papers. There is
to be, in addition to other rooms, an
office for the Superintendent of Edu
cation. In the tower there will be a
town clock and bell. When completed,
we will have one of the most modern,
and one of the prettiest court houses
in North Louisiana, where the Hon. S.
B. Kennedy can stand before a jury
and take the roof off with his sky
scraping eloquence-on a contingeot
SOL. COHEN, COTTON BUYER.
Mr. Sol. Cohen, of Greenville, Miss.,
has located in Lake Providence for the
purpose of purchasing cotton during
the season of 1900-1901, and solicits an
opportunity to make offers on any
cotton for sale. He also represents
the well known cotton firm of The
Waldauer Co., of Greenville. lie is
prepared to make liberal advances on
cotton consigned to them, which will
receive prompt attention, giving quick
sales and prompt returns. Mr Cohen
will take orders for future contracts.
executed in due time. He will be in
constant communication with New
Orleans and New York, and will re
ceive all the telegraph reports on cot
ton. Mr. Cohen will visit any part of
the parish' to purchase cotton when
This is a new beusiness for Lake
Providence, and we hope Mr. Cohen
will succeed. His office is inu the rear
of the Bank building.
THE LOVE OF TWO GIRLS. a
There is a thrilling story of danger a
and of lost love in the October num
ber of THE DELINEATOR. It is
dated back in the romantic Acadian
days by the master of Canadian fic
tion, Charles G. D. Roberts. A
wounded ensign beloved by two girls
is saved by both, solely because of the
self renunciation of one, who goes
back to die in order to delay his pur
suers. It is a skilful piece of heart
anguishb done into words. The same
number has a picturesque Chinese
article illustrated by several genuine
photographs of Chinese women; a rare
thing in the present rush of Chinese
literature. THE DELINEATOR is
quite up-to-date in the eighty or more
sketches of present-day styles which
are shown in its pages. For thirty
years it has been trusted by American
women for guidance in bome dresse
making and home management. For
sale at Guenard's book stand.
The Providence Gmin Co. has put in
a new hydraulie press of the latest
style and can make uniform bales of
cotton. They can make a bale of cot
ton as heavy as any one wants it.
They have also put in a new chain seed
carrier, and there is no more blowing
of seed. This seed carrier is open and
every one can see that all the seed
come out. There will be no more
dissatisfaction about seed. Every one
will get all he brings to the gin and no
SJ. S. Millikin is now receiving an
immense stock of goods, consisting of
- everything that goes to makesa first
- class up-to-date dry goods store. This
s tore is now bandling a very large
- line of shoes, one entire side of
Sthe store being taken up with shoes.
- Mr. Hamilton, the manager, is polite
! and popular with every one, and is
t bauilding up a good busineas.
t Mr. J.. W. Pittman bs~ commemced
the foundation for his two story
SiTE',S. WHIiT'j. I
We are offerir? a lot of
--Black ard Tarp Oxfords-
THAT WERE MIANUPACTURED TO SELL AT
$2.00 & $2.50.
These SHOES are made of GOOD MATERIAL-
soft, flexible, neat in appearace and good
wearers. They run in sizes from 1 to 4, in
C and D widths. Our reason for selling these
shoes at such a low figure, is because the toes
are not quite as wide as the present style
Se SEE OUR SHOW WL-DOWI I
W. N. WliTE, Agt.
IN HALF POUND AND POUND PACKAGES,
-George 7shbridge's grocery Store.
-- Jacob Marcus, -
Lake Street, - Lake Providence, La.
- )DEALER IN(
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes,
Hats, Caps. Trunks, Valises, Olooks, &o.
A Pretty line of Summer Goods,
Ladies' Shirt Waists, Skirts and Hats.
MGive me a call and I will endeavor to please you.
Geo. W. McKee,
_1he Old Reliable G-rocery 'EEoutae
Fine Whiskies, Wines and Cigars,
All ki~dcs fFahoy Farly QGt eries
We invite you to call and see our Stock of Canned Goode. We carry
a large line of different grades of sugar and coffee. We buy for cash
and secure the discount, therefore we can sell for a small profit.
The Vicksburg and Greenville
Packet Co. have now inaugurated
their fall and winter schedule, and the
traveling public and shippere will find
it first class in every way. The steam.
er Belle of the Bends will leave Vicks- re
burg every Monday and Thursday at in
3 p. m; returning, will leave Green
ville every Tuesday and Friday even- gi
ing. The steamer Annie Laurie will
leave Vicksburg every Wednesday
and Saturday at 3 p. m.; returning,
will leave Greenville every Thursday
and Sunday evening. This will -give le
us four trips each way a week. For P
any information see Mr. Yancey Bell. k
agent of this line.
Miss Mina Franklin and Master i
Wyly Wood returned last Saturday k
moruing on the Delta. They were
over at Hamburg, Ark., for two or o
three weeks visiting relatives, and
both say they had a pleasant time. tl
SOL COHEN '
Spot Ca1. EPaidc
-Staples a Specialty.-
Give me a call before
shipping Cotton. Guar
antee highest prices.
Orders taken for Future
e ear of B3an Building.
Last Tuesday evening a jolly crowd
of young ladies met at the residence
of Mrs. E. B. Moore and had a fine
supper-all to themselves. It was a
hen party, pure and simple, the male
representatives of the human race be
lug as scarce as hen's teeth. II any- ]
body's chickens turn up missing, the
girls did it, for we hear they had lots
of chicken salad, besides other things
too numerous to mention. Feel sorry
for you, boys.
The first shooting scrape at the new
levee camps down at Villa Vista took
place last Sunday. in which Joe White
killed Willie Butler, both of whom
were colored. White was brought up
by deputy sheriff lunter and placed in
jail. Levee camps are the toughest
kind of places, where the lowest kind
of negroes congregate.
We were informed that the horse
that ran away with the buggy, caus
ing the unfortunate accident last week
by which Mr. Jae. S. Snow lost bis
life, was purchased by a negro the
next day, and he killed the horse that
night by riding him to death. The
majority of colored people have very
little sympathy or feeliug for an ani
Mr. Sam Galauty returned last Sat
urday from St. Louis, and is now
opening up a pretly alineALtgods a
one would wish to look at. Mr.
Galanty had to return before finishing
up buying his stock on account of the
illness of his wife, who has been quite
I sick. We are glad to learn that she is
much better now and has almost re
covered her health.
The steamer Dewey will leave New
Orleans next Wednesday on her first
trip in the Bends trade. The officers
of the' Dewey are popular steamboat
mten with every one who know them,
and we hope tha tbey will receive the
jtsupport that they deserve and are en
S ..A.i.. .. FE.. ( M'- LA`' RE . A 2W
S. Galant & Bra.
Dry Goods, Clothing,
Boots and Shoes,
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
T"1run s, ""alioes. Over Bhoe #i" '
I f 'Everpthing in our store is new and first class, and we
solicit a liberal share of your patronage.
S. W. SMITH, JR., Prest. J. N. HILL, Vleetrest. J. WI. TOOKR$,JR., Calhie
The Lake Providence Bank,
"Ita e Provic.san e. a, . . ..
CAPITAL STOCK, - . $50,000.
Deposits Received ftkei '$1 Up.
S. W. SMITH, JR., J. N. HILL. .Y. W. TOOKE, JR., E- J. HAMLRX,
PHIL McGUIRE, J. E. REYNOLDS, J. C. PIrrrMA.
RECEiVES DEPOSITS SUBJECT TO CIIeK, BUYS AND SELLS
EXCHANGE, LOANDS MONEY AfD TRANSACTS A Gt*ZAL
BANKING BUSINESS. '
i-PBank opens at 9 a. im. and closes at 4 p. m.
, lR. J. BURNEY & CO., ifit++
Bernard Building Lake Street Lake Providatoe,Za
- Dealers 0i..----
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes,
and everything kept in a First Class Store
-E-v1erytliizig for Ladciesi.
Everzyth1i3g for Genxtlemen
A FULL LINE OF GROCERIES.
WSEire are here to stay, and by fair and: honest dealing, we hope to
build up a first class trade. - We solicit your business, and will do our best
to please you. Give us a call.
Billiard & Pool Room Parlor,
PHIL M'CUIRE, Proprietor,
INext to Max Levy's Big Clothing tore.
...LAKE and LEVEE STREETS...
~ Iakke Pro] idenae, i Lotaisiasa,
BILLIARD and POOL TABLE.,
Choloest brands of Whiskies, Brandies, Wines, Ogars and To
bacco. Keep on hand: Live Oak, pure Bye; Memphis Club,
4 pure Rye; L T. Bippey, ext orte and reimported; J. E. Pepper,
hand-made sour mash Bourbon; Jockey Club, hand-made sour
mash; Melwood, pure Bourbon, spring '91; Robinson County,
pure Bye; Beechwood, pure Rye.
Case Goods, full quarts-Old Bourbon, 20 years old; W. H.
4 McBrayer, Old Taylor, the cream of Irish whiskey in jugs, ia
ported; Windson Club 1880. This is the choicest and most select
stock of this elm of goods eter brought to this market. No ex
4 tra charge for jaue.
THE GUENARD DRUG STORE,
-. J S. &UE:NARD, PRoPRITroR
-ske Sltreet. I.,]·a e P"*ov'"lie oe. .,a.
Prugb, fedieineg, chemiealg, $atent [edieinep.
(arries a thll line of Paints, Oils, Vareisles,
Brusles, tfoliet soaps, Perfnery, Books, F'ie
Statioqery arId (lass.
Prescriptions Accurately Compounded.
Jewelry and Piano House,
Largest Stock of
Diamonds, Watches, Clocks & Silverware
IN THE STATE.
Agent for the celebrated, Sohmer & Co's, Crown, Waldoeof, Lakeeide a 4
Schiller Pianoe. Write for circulars.
Fine Watch Repa~irg a Sgeality.
Cor. Washington & Crawfo'rd St. VICgKSBURG, MIS8
ftn Orator Speak, witi Craae
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madie by tis E de "n
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