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PUBLISHED EVERY' SATURDAY AT
LAKE I'R(ýVIDENCE, LA.
SAMUEL B. KENNEDY, Editor.
JAMES N. TURNER.
publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION: $2 00 PER YEAR.
Saturday, November 3, 1900.
Th DIST, LEvEE BOARD,
Regular meetings second Wednesday's
Ir. .linuary. April July, and October, at
WILLIAM J. BRYAN.
ADLAI E. STEVENSON.
For 57 Congress,
JOS. E. RANSDELL.
For Railroad Commissioner, Ord
W. L. FOSTER.
Next Tuesday voto for
W. ,T. B1R YAN,
A I)LALI SLTEV ENV N,
JOS. E. IANStI) ELL,
W. L. FOSTER.
W. J. Bryan will sweep the coun
try next Tuesday. le will receive
at least 257 electoral votes, and the
chances are that he will get 320.
It will be a tidal wave for the
Shreveport is fast forging to the
front as one of the formest cities of
the South. The other day the
Queen & Crescent Railway put on
between Vicksburg and that city
double daily trains, with a Pullman
and dining and observation car,
which is said to rival in finish any
railroad train in the north. Shreve
port has twenty-six passenger trains
Ohio is a doubtful State and the
chances are that Bryan will carry it
by a small majority. To show the
drift of sentiment in his favor, Can
ton, the President's own home,
where Bryan only received 37 votes
in 1896, there is now a Democratic
club of 500 members, and this is a
sample of what is going on over the
entire State. Golden Rule Jones,
Mayor of Toledo, has a large follow
ing, who go anyway Jones goes,
which is put down at 75,000 votes.
The chances are bright for the
Democrats in Ohio.
A special from Milwaukee, Wis.,
to the Times-Democrat, of Oct.
29tb, says: "John McCoy, who
has had the placing here of large
sums of money for the Republican
party managers, received word from
Chicago to-day to scale down all the
odds which have been offered on his
blackboard for sometime past. All
bets on Indiana were forced off the
boards some days ago. To-day the
instructtons were to scale down all
the odds by 5000 on the majorities
claimed for LaFollette and McKin
ley in this State and to take no more
bets that Ohio, Kansas, Maryland
and WVest Virginia would go IRe
Senator Wellington of Maryland,
who four years ago was opposed to
Bryan, is now one of his stanchest
supporters. ie has been stumping
for Bryan, and says: "In the first
place, "I believe that every State
south of Mason and Dixon's line
will be for Mr. Bryan. Kentucky,
which gave Mr. McKinley its elec
toral vote last time, will unques
tionably be for the Democratic can
didate, and Maryland and Delaware
will be carried for him. West Vir
ginia will be the only State south of
the line about which there will be
any doubt, and, as matters look now
it will be found in the Democratic
column. New York will be found
on Mr. Bryan's side. Greater New
York will give a larger Democratic
majority than has been known in its
history and that in the rural districts
the Republican majorittes are going
to be decreased and the Democratic
majorities increased. In the west,
Mr. Bryan will carry every State
except Washington, which, I un
derstand, will be against him.
There is a hard fight in South
Dakota, but I think it will be won
to us. Indiana will, in my judg.
ment, go Democratic this time. It
is always a close State, and was un
questionably held in the Republican
line last time by the most strenuous
efforts and by the great exertions of
ex-President Harrison and his
friende and the addition of large
sums of money."
rfext Tuesday vote for
W. J. BRYA'N,
JOS. E. RANSD ELL,
W. L. FOSTER.
EAST CARROLL PARISH FAIR,
Next Thursdiy, Friday and Saturday.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday of next week will be held the
second annual fair of the East Carroll Fair Association, which bids fair
to be a complete success, if we may judge from the preparations which
have been made, and are still being made, by the managers. It is hardly
necessary to urge any more upon the people the necessity and the impor
tance of the community, as a whole, taking an active interests in the suc
cessful outcome of the fair. Our first effort last year served to show
what the people of the parish could do by united effort,' and we are
gratified to know that exhibits of stock, produce, and a large number of
other things will come crowding in the last few days preceding the open
ing of the fair.
We wish to venture a little advice to our people in the. matter of hos
pitality. It is expected that an immense crowd will be here, from all
directions, and Lake Providence will be taxed to its utmost capacity to
entertain them. We will have to look after these visitors. It will be
our duty to do so, and every household will have to put the big pot in
the little one and open its doors to
''T"1i: STRANI;ER THAT IS WITHIN THY GAiTES."
The three days of the fair will be a record breaker for Lake Provi
dence, and its people must come up to the rt.qulrcm n's of the occasion; so
that those who visit our town and take in the fair will go away witii a
good word about us on their lips.
We feel assured that the managers of the Fair Association will see that
the prizes for the different exhibits will he awarded to those who deserve
them, and that everything will be conducted in such a manner as to pro
mote good will and a growing zeal for the agricultural development of
We take this last occasion to may that the whole world is invited to the
East Carroll fair. The world is welcome to visit us and see what we
can do; and if the whole world does come, we assure each and every one
that there are enough nails on the walls of our houses and back fences to
hang you up on. So come, and, as one little girl said to the other little
girl, we will have a good time.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE POLICE
Lake Providence La., Oct. 23. 1900.
The Hon. Police Jury met this day
pursunant to adjournment.
Present-Hon Robt. Nicholson. W.
C. Hope, Phbil. McGuire. A M. Nelson
and T. W. Jay.
Yancey Bell. clerk, being ill and un
able to attend, C" S. Wyly, Esq., was
requested to act as clerk
The reading of the minutes of the
previous meeting was dispensed with.
'the PaRish Treasurer tiled his re
port, showing a balance of $5.931 36
on hand, and same was examined and
The following report of the Finance
Committee was adlopted:
Lake Providence, La., Oct. 23. 1900.
To the Hon. Police Jury of East
Carroll--We. the Committee on Fin
ance, recommend the approval and
payment of the following claims pre.
seuted at this meeting and that war
rants issue therefor:
J W Dunn, sheriff. for amount paid
J. W. Kilbourne. for
capture Horace Moon
charge with murder.... $ 30 0(]
n" meals for jury ........ 1 25
" expense keeping Will
Jones. charged with
horse stealing, in Tallu
lah and bring him to
Providence ........... 28 30
" jail account for Sept .. 78 40
" fees attending on court
and telegrams ......... 21 30
"" delivering prisoners to
contractor ............. 6 00
'" quartere' salary to Oct. 41 70
" coveying covict to pen
itentiary ........... . 44 40
" conveying insane per
"' to asylum ........... 50 00
Jordan Foreman, constable salary
to October let .. .... .... ... 6 25
Chris ,e(iinnis, constable salary to
October let........... ..... 6 2
W A Blount. Jr., constable salary to
October 1st .... ...........6 25
Barney Conn. constable salary to
October 1st .... ...... ...... 60 6 2
W 11 Hunter. constable salary to
October let .................... 25 00
1 B Beard, i p., salary to Oct. let ... 6; 25
O W Gilmore.j p, salary to Oct. let 25 00I
•" J p, holdind inquest : 00
: R Egelly, j p, salary to Oct. let . 25 0
D M Evans, jr.. district attorney,
fees for conviction ............ 95 00
C 8 Wyly. acting district attorney 25 00
" parish legal adviser, sal
ary to October lst ............... 25 00
E J Hamley, treas. salary to Oct 1set 50 0(1
Yancey Bell, clerk, salary to uCt lt 4 5 (N)
t. hicholson, per diem and mileage 17 10
W C Hope. per diem and mileage.. 11 70
'Phil Mcctuire, per diem and mileage 4 50
A M Nelson. per diem and mileage 11 70
T W Jay, per diem and mileage ... t11 70
labor and material for
roads and bridges... ........... 83 25
W E Long, coroner and health offi
cers' salary and nquests....... 68 75
Josh;Simmons. contractor, for build
Ing Ashton bridge ............. 250 00
W C McRae. assessors' commisielon
on tax-roll and team hire ....... 556 83
Geo F Blackburn, fees as clerk of
court ............. .............. 141 00
H H Graham, road work.......... 18 00
•"1 freight bill........... 9 70
C H Webb. road and bridge work 30 00
Constant. Benjamin & Co., road
work.................. 14 4
C M Whittington, blacksmith work 7 50
It J Burney, team hire.... ........ 2 0(
B M Ralph. team hire ............. 3 00
JohnMcOuire,repalrsTensas bridge 6 10
Total.................. ....... $1901 13
W. C. Hope,
A. M. Nelson.
The following ordinance offered by
Mr. Hope was adopted :
Be it ordained by the Police Jury of
East Carroll parish. That the follow
ing budget of parish expenses for the
calendar year 1901, be and the same is
Assessors fees, . $ 450 00
Sheriffs' fees - - - 500 (0l
Witness fees - - - 500 00
Jurors' fees - - 800 00
Justices of the Peace slaries 175 00
Constables' salaries " . 175 0(U
Police Jury expenses 8 300 00
Public printing - - 250 00
Serving process beyond the
parish, lur.atics to the Asy
lum and convicts to the pen
itentiary, - 300 00
Clerk's salary. - 180 00
Treasurer's salary - 200 00
Attorney's salary - : 100 00
Paupers - 100 00
Sheriff for attending on court 300 00
Jail indebtedness . 1100 00
Levees . - 600 00
Coroners' salary - - 75 00
Clerk of Court fees - - 200 00
Feeding prisoners - . 1000 00
tor building new courthouse 5000) 00
Total, - - $12205 OC
The following ordinance, offered by
Mr Jay, was adopted:
Be it ordained by the Police Jury of
East Carroll parish, That, whereas
only four mills on the dollar of the
assessed valuation of the taxable prop.
erty of the parish, together with the
parish license tax, will be required to
meet and pay the annual current ex
penses of the parish, leaving four mlills
on the dollar, on the basis of the levy
of eight mills ad valorum taxation,
still assessable and collectible annual.
ly for other purposes, . the Police
Jnury, in order to provide for the pay
ment of the indebtedness to be con
tracted for the building of a new
curt house. hereby agrees with such
person or persons who will loan the
money required for the construction
of said court house building, after tue
publioation of the budget of parish ex
peases. to repay same in annual in
stallments of five thousand dollars,
each. with six per cent. per annum in
terest thereon from the date of the
loan, and to budget for said install
iments and interest in the annual bud
get of expenses and to levy, set apart
and appropriate so much of four mills
ad valorem taxation as may be neces
sary to pay said installments and in
Be it further ordained, That Police
Juirors Nicholson and McGuire be and
they are hereby authorized to nego
tiste a loan based on the se.urity pro
vided for ini this ordinance and on the
ordinances adopting the budget of ex
penses for parish purposes for the
Thereupon. the Police Jury proceed
ed to open the bids received for the
construction of a new court house, the
bidders and the amounts of their
several bids being as follows:
E. .1. Hanley-$15.875 00, material
in old buildings to be used by him, if
awarded the contract.
J. W. Mann-$16,957.26, with al
lowance for material in old buildings
of $1.000 00, if awarded contract.
Making bid (old material included)
Enoch-Ilavis Lumber Co.--$1g,845.
00. with allowance for material in old
buildings of $1,145.00. if awarded con
tract. Making bid (old material in
J. F. Mercer-$16.694.00, with al
lowance for material in old buildings
of $1.789 00. If awarded contract.
Making bid (old material added)
Tito following ordinance, offered by
Mir Hope, vwas adopted:
Be it ordained by the Police Jury of
East Carroll parish. That the parish
license suit be appealed to the Su
prem" Court and that the President of
the Police .ury be authorized to sign
the appeal bond and to warrant for
the necessary costs of a:ppeal.
On motion of Mr. McGuire. Messrs.
McGuire. Nelson and Jay were ap
poinlted a; a conllllnttee to prepare
plu)ls and specitications for Tensas
bridge on Lake Providence and to re
port on same at the next meeting.
Mr. Jay offered the following ordin
ance, which was atlopted:
Be it ordained. That an appropri
ation of $100 be made to the East Car
roll Fair Association and that a war
rant issue to pay said sum.
The following offered by Mr. Mc
Guire was adopted-Robt. Nicholson
voting nay :
Be it ordained, That all the bids re
ceived for the building of a new court
house be rejected.
There being no further business the
Police Jury adjourned.
ROBT. NICHOLSON, President.
C. S. WTYY. Clerk pro tem.
The following item appears in a
Georgia paper: "John Gibson's
house was blowned down by a hur
ricane on Monday morning. For
tunately John was from home at the
time, and only his mother-in-law
and a few visiting relations per
The loss to the Catholic Church
property in Galveston from the late
storm is given officially by Bishop N.
A. Gallagher as follows:
''The property losses in Galveston:
St. Mary's Cathedral, school and bish
op's residence, damaged $9,000; St.
Joseph's Church destroyed, school and
residence damaged, $14,000; St. Pat
rick's Church destroyed, school and
residence damaged, $55.000; Sacred
Heart Church destroyed, school wreck
ed, college damaged, $95.000; Holy
Roasary Church and school damaged,
residence wrecked. $2.500; St. Mary's
Orphan Asylum totally destroyed, $45,
000; St. Mary's Infirmary, almost des
troyed. $80,000; the Ursuline Convent.
partially destroyed. $35.000; Sacred
Heart Convent, damaged, $3,500; ather
church property destroyed or damaged
$20,000; total in the city. $326,000.
Outside the city. in the diocese, nine
frame churches were destroyed, $36,
000. Total, $361.000.
Is the time to
The host and finest grade
of animlil s that was ever
b,.oufght to this market.
Will 11 arallntee every
a [ilal. Call at the blig
stalbles and take a look.
J. R. CALDWELL.
One Southdown ram, $10.
Two yearling rams, Southdown, P5.00
One Poland China boar. four months old,
My sheep are of the best Southdown
breeds. My hoga are of the T'ecumseb 2d
and Perfection blood the leading strains.
I will rive nothing but the beast. as this
blood is the best obtainable add no cull
stock. I will offer this tall some of my
Plrmoth Rock Cockerels now coming on,
which are heauties. The purchases will
get a bargain in this stock.
G EO. S. OWEN,
Lake Providence, La. i
(~onte to our Big Fair, frorr Nov. 8t12 to IOtit, aId n,~ e
our TOR1 YOUl HEfPDQUlfTI-TS.
We are Tom Showing
FOR QGETLE~ME A
COMPLETE LINE OF
White and Colored Shirts,
E. & W. Collars and Cuffs,
Heavy and Light-weight Underwtear,
Hosiery of the Best Make,
Umbrellas, of the best quality.
SEE OUR SHOE STOCK, AND THE SMOE WE MAD
MADE SPECIALLY FOR OUR TRADE, AT $4.00.
-_ LADIES D)EPAIITMENT IS MORE
Complete thli. Fall and Winter
than c\ver before.
Dress Flannette, Covet Cloth, Venetiar:
Cloth, Grepons, New Percals, Tke latest irt
Woolen Goods, Satins ard Silks.
Ladies' Ribbed Vests. Children's Ribbed Vests
[SEE JUST THE TkING
OUR Rainey Day Skirts, Fo.R TH MID.
J. N. HILL & BRO.
~~~~~---- ------ ----------- - --- -- -------------·
OUR IMMENSE FALL AND WINTER
Stock of Dry Goods, Ladies' Dress
Goods, Notions, Gent's Furnishings
is the largest and most complete ol
any Store in Providence. We invitE
you to call.
o: See our complete line
1 ,of Ladies', Misses and
Q- Childrens' Shoes.
Our Shoe stock for
r Gentlemen and Boys is
All mail orders promptly filled.
lliSee our Show Window Display of Fine Neckwear.
J. S. MILLIKIN.
J, J,. POWERS, Pres, A, F, NIMTZ. Vice Pres, T. ,. BRIERLY, Secty,
Vicksburg & Greenville Packet Co.,
SSteamers BELLE OF THE BENDS, ANNIE
LAURIE and RUTil
Steamer Belle of the Bends leaves Vicksburg every MIonday and Thursday
at 3 p. m.; returning, leaves Greenville every Tuesday and Friday.
Steamer Annie Laurie leaves Vicksburg every Wednesday and Saturday
at 3 p. m.; returning. leaves Greenville every Tuesday and Sunday evening.
First-class passenger and freight accommodations. Boats brilliantly lighted
throughout witb electricity. Lights in every stateroom. Cusine unsurpassed.
YANCEY BELL, Agent.
F. B. & C. E. DAVIS,
Don't sell your Cotton until you
come to our office and see what it is
worth, and let us make you an offer.
We are experienced in the business,
having worked for several fears with
one of the largest cotton houses in
Texas, and for two seasons in New Or
Orders takern for Future
i"OFFICE in the Hamley new
brick building opposite Guenard's
STATEMENT OF TEE
Lake Prooidence Bank
as furnished the State Examiner of
State Banks, at close of business,
Friday, Sept. 28. 1900.
Bills receivable ........... ...... $5,773.81
Real estate, furniture and fixtures 3,7 i)i.;
Over dra ts ........ ............. 162.41
Cash in safe and sight exchange.. 32.383.76
Capital stock........... .......$1,000.00
Profits ...... ..................... 13..68
Surplus fund................... 525.00
Unpaid dividends ............... 110 00
Deposits ........................ 56.255.16
I, J. N. Hill, vice president, and J. W.
Tooke, Jr.. cashier, do hereby declare
that the above statement is true and cor
Sworn to and subscribed before me on
this the 4th day of October, 1900.
C. R. EGELLY, Notary Public.
1Oct. 13, 1900,4t.
In accordance with section 3 ofact No. 152
)f the session of the General Assembly of
Louisiana of 18,M. public notice is hereby
riven that a GENERAL ELECTION will
he held in this parish of East Carroll on
Irlesday, November 6th. 1900, at the places
)rovided by law, and that the following
named persons have been duly appointed
to hold said election, to-wit:
First Ward. let precinct-Robt. Nichol
ion's Corondelet store. Commissioners. V.
Chris McGinuis. I. B Beard, John Nelson.
Clerk, Norris Williamson.
First Ward. 2nd preclnct-Monticello.
Commissioners. L. V . Gay, J. A. Wyly. at
Clerk, - Tweedle.
Second Ward. 3rd precinct-Transylvania
,tore. Commissioners. A. Vought.; Abe V
Bass, C. H. Webb. Clerk, Chas Hope.
Third Ward. 4th precinct-Courthouse.
Commissioners, Burnett Solari, Jno. M.
Kennedy, W. A. Blount, Jr. Clerk, W. H.
Fourth Ward, 5th precinct-Erin store.
E. K. McAlpin, Louis Leach, P. D. Quays.
Clerk. Alex Stockner.
Fifth Ward, 6th preclnct-Panola store.
R. H. Hamlin. Gabe Stowers, T. J. Sanders.
Clerk. C. A. Voelker.
Done and signed at Lake Providence,
La', this Oct. 5th, 1900.
W. E. DUNN,
W. C. McIIAE,
J. N. TURNER,
Supervisors of Election.
Two Disc Cultivators. good as new. Will
:ake $20 each for them.
31. M3. GOODWIN,
Lake I'rovidence, La.
Iegistration Notice. B
Notice is hereby given that the office of
Reuistrar of Voters is now open at my (C
)hice in the town of Providence for the
nurpose of registering those who wish to
rote in the election in November; and that
Swill be at the lollowing places on the day C
nd dates given below :
At Nicholson's store. Tuesday, October
At Transylvania store, Wednesday, Octo
At Erin store, Thursday, Cctober 4th.
At Panola store. IFriday. October 5th,
nod at my office in Providence the remain
ler of the time required by law to keep
laid office open.
W. C. McRAE, P
Assessor and Registrar.
August 4th, 1900.
JOS. W. MARTIN. WM. P. PHILLIS, Seo
Formerly with Hill, Fontaine & Co. Formerly with Brooks, Neely * Co.
296 AND 298 FRONT STREET,
MEMPHIS, TENN. 1It
We Make a Specialty of Bender and Long to
LI3ERAL ADVANCES MADE ON SAM St.
MAX LEV Y,
Lake asd Levee Sts.,
Lake Pro'idenoe, La. the
. .DEALER IN, the
GENTS' - FURNISHING - GOODS. hi
"___" _"L"L""" for
The Finest Line of Clothing Car- ebc
~ried in the City. * tri
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Hats, Caps, Boots and ;o,
Shoes, Mackintoshes kef
and Hunting Coats.1ho
Trunks, Valises and Hand Bags,
CANNOT BE SURPASSED.
Call on me Before Purchasing Elsewhere. Mi
A. D. & S. SPENGLER, AGTS., eCa
.......... VICKSBURG, MISS.........
-Manufoturers of- Ta
Sash. Doors, Blinds, Stain-work, Interior Finish, I
and All Building Material. He
Cheapest Place in the South. Write for prices beforee purchasing elsewlere
W. B. THOMPSON. P. L. MoaAT 21e
W. B. Thompson & Co., ©
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants L
NO. 808 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, : : Louisiana.
Information for the
YAZOO & MISSISSIPPI VALLE'
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. m.
Arrive New Orleans 9:10 a. m.
No. 21-Leave Vicksburg 7:15 a. m.
Arrives New Orleans 5:50 p. m.
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 New Orleans 8:40 a.m.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:05 p. in.
TICKSBURG AND GREENVILLE
Leave Vicksburg 4:20 p. m.. arrive
Lt Greenville 8:20 p. m.
Leave Greenville 6 a. m.; arrive at
licksburg 10:00 :. 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 - - La
ieeps on hand a large assortment of
Burial Caskets, New, Plain and Orna
mental Metallic Cases and Wooden
coffins Made and Trimmed to Order
fapril 18-9-, I V
-ITY BARBER SHOP,
- Lake Street,
V. II. MABEN ........... Proprietor
at Popular Prices.
Arent for Memphis Steam Laundry
Queen & Crescen
The Best Line
s. Ar.La l POINTS
N'orth andla msamt
The Summer Tourist's favorit
I. ine via Lookout Mountain.
i. GEO. H. SMITH, G. P. A.,
New Orleans, La.
' W. STOMS, ASST. G. P. A.,
New Orleans, La.
E Tulane University of
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES.
Classical, Literary, Latin-Scientific ane
COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY.
Mechanical. Electrical, Chemical,
Sugar, Civil and Architectural
H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College
for Young Women, with Art and
Fall Term of above opens October Tat
Medical Department opens Oct 18th
Law Department opens Nov. 12th.
For catalogues, address
Secretary of University.
Anyinue mdlng a sketcha and deecriptiom may
eSt e or opJinta free whether an
ttoor- =0 oos[adeck aL= eedboonkcn Patents
sent tree. Oldest nmc mi .
epecici atdee, without im
$cl n mMti
A andsomely llustrated weekly. Lst elr.
r cmlMa of any setS ual T eim -
yer: frMO onRN l. o1*b** New York
WATER TANKS for sale by
y H. SCHULZ.
ieVOE'S WEATHER FOREGASTS
,This will be a cold, stormy month,
.with sudden falls in temperature, and,
like those in May, the storms will ex
tenl over the whole country. 1st to
2nd. cold and blustry. with snow. 3rd
to 6th, cold wave, followed by a cy
clone over thbAtlantic coast, causing
heavy rains over the South Atlantlo
and snow over the Northern and New
England States, and a cold wave until
the 8th. 9th to 12th pleasant. On the
13th a storm will form over the Mis.
souri valley, causing heavy rains and
blustry. freezing weather until the
16th. 17th to 19th, cold wave. 20th
to 21st, clondy and threatening, fol
lowedl by a blizzard over the Western
States. 22nd to 24th, cold wave. 25th
to 28th, fair. On the 29th a storm will
form over the East Gulf States and
move up the Atlantic coast, causing
rain over the Atlantic and snow over
the Middle States. and a cold wave
generally until the 30th.
FINE ItINE OF JEWEILRY.
Mr. J. S. Guenard has just received
the largest lot of jewelry and novelties
that has ever been brought to Provi.
dence, and it speaks a groat deal for
his enterprise and push in bringing
such a miagniicent and costly stock
for the citizens of our town and parish
to select from. He has all kinds of
ebony goods, ebony goods with silver
trimmings. sterling silver novelties,
line purse with silver trimmings, gold,
gold-plated and silver cuff' buttons,
hat pins, silver bracelets, gold and sil
ver hearts, gold and silver ril.gs, silver
watches and a large line of plated
jewelry. Our people should appreci
ate the enterprise of Mr..tGuenard in
keeping such a line, and they should
purchase right here instead of sending
off If you want anything for the
holidays Mr. Guenard will take pleas
ure in putting it away for you. Call
and see his handsome line.
p 1 I have just received a
S barge load of fine
coal and am now
ready sell you.
We are glad to learn that Mr. Sol.
Cohen is goiilng to reside permanently
with us. He likes our people and our
town. He will have charge of the
commission business of Waldaur t
Co, the cotton firm of Greenville,
Act. No. 118 of the General Assem
bly of 1900, fixes a license tax of $50
upon every retail dealer in pistols and
$25 upon every retail dealer in pistol
cartridges Thl law goes into effect
on January 1st, 1901.
Mesers. Charley Hope and Albert
Taylor, two of our bustling young
men, who take a delight and pleasure
in raising fine chickens, will have a
first class exhibit at the fair.
October 30, 19500. at the residence of the
bride's parents on the Bolly plantation,
MISS MAY BURNEY and MR. GEORGE
ASHBRIDGE, by Rev. H. O. W hite. No
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BENJAMIN.-At the tamilyresidenee on
Homestead plantation, East Carroll parish,
La., October 29th, lUNt).at 12:20 a. m.. MRs.
CxcaLtA C. BNIJAMIN, aged 55 years, wife
of Col. W. H. Benjamin.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO TIlE
Act No. 73.
House Bill No. 73-By Mr. T. B. Young:
Proposing an Amendment to Article 303
of the Constitution of thie State of Louis
Section One. Be it enacted by the Gen
eral Assemlly of thle State o LouIlisi:mna,
two-thirds of all the members of the House
concurring. That Article Three Hundred
and Three of the Constitution of the State
of Louisiana be so amended as to read as
Article 303. A pension not to exceed
Eight (*b) Dollare per month shall be al
lowed to each Confederate soldier or sailor
veteran, who possesses all of the Ibolowing
slet. He shall have served honorably
from the date of his enlistment until the
close of the late Civil War, or until be was
discharged or paroled, in some military or
ganization regularly mustered into the
Army or Navy of the Confederate States.
and shall have remained true to the Con
lederate States until the surrender.
S2nd. lie shall be in indigent 'circum
stances, and unable to earn a livelihood by
his own labor or skill.
3rd. Ite shall not be salaried or other
wise provided for by the State o Lou
islana, or by any other State or Govern
In ease he enlisted in any organization
mustered into said service as a Louisiana
organiation, or in case at the date of his
enlistment he resided In the State of Lou
islana. heshall have resided in this State
for at least fiveyears prior to his applisa
tion for pension. In case he resided else
where than in this State, and enlisted in an
organization not mustered In from Louis
ianas, or in the Navy of the Confederate
States, he shall have resided in this State for
at least fifteen years prior to his application
for such pension. A like pension shall be
granted to the widow who shall not have
married again, in indigent circumstances.
of such soldier or sailor whose marriage to
her was contracted prior to January let,
1(70, provIded, that ii her deceased hus
band served in an organization mustered in
from Louisiana, or it he resided in Louis
I lana at the date of his enlistment, and has
so resided for one year prior thereto, then
in order that such widow shall be entitled
to the pension as herein provided, shabe
shall have resided in this State for at least
five years prior to her application therefor.
and if her deceased husband enlisted else
where than in Louisiana, and served in an
organization not mustered in from Louis.
iana such widow shall, in order to entitle
her te pension as herein provided, have
resided in this State for not less than itf
teen years prior to her application for such
pension; provided further, that pensions
whether to veterans or widows, shall be
allowed only from the date of application
under this article, and the total appropri
ations for ail pensions shall not be less than
fifty thousand dollars nor more that seven
ty-five thousand dollars in any one year,
provided that nothing In this Article shall
be construed so as to prohibit the (eneral
Assembly from providing artificial limbs to
disabled Confederate soldiers or sailors.
Section 2. Be it further enacted, etc.
That this proposed amendment be submit
ted to the qualified voters of the State of
ILouliesiana for adoption or rejection, at the
Conressilonal election to be holden in No
J. Y. SANDERS,
Speaker of the House of Representatrvee.
Lieutenant-Governor and president of the
Approved July 6th, 190(0.
W. W. HBEARD,
Goyernor of the State oi Louisnas.
A trte copy:
JOHN T. MfRCBEL,.
Secretary of State.
Sept. 15, 1000-10w.
J. M. KENN EDY,
Like Providence, La.
WILL PRACTICE IN
ALL THE COURTS.