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QUCARTERS FOR THE FAIR.
It being the desire of the managers of the East Cari-oll Fair Association to
provide suitable places for board and lodging during the coming Fair, they
have established a Bureau of Information for the benefit of its visitors, and
Mr. R. L. Hill being in charge of said Bureau, all persons who can accommo
tdate visitors, either with board or lodging, or with both, will please inform
him as to the number they can care for and the price per day. All informa
tion must be mailed or handed in by this evening. The Association has 125
upholstered cots which will be furni~shed at 25 cents a day.
-Nov. 3, 1900. F. II. SCHINEIDER, Secretary.
Saturday, November 3, 1900.
J. . E. RADBLL, V. II. MONTGOMERY
F.'. X. IRANSDIELL. Notary I'ublic
- Insurance Agent.
Attorneys at Law
---A N D-
Real Estate Agents,
Lake Providence, La.
WC'V.L PRACTICE SN THE CaCURTS OF
EAST CARIIOLL, \VE T CARROLL AND
MADISON PIARISHIES, AND TUE STATE
Clifton F. Davis,
IeRal Ef tate A.gt.,
Lake Providence. La.
IHAVING JUST FINISIIED A COMPLETE
ABSTRACT OF ALL "IIE LANDS IN EAST
2ARROLL. I AM PREPARED TO FURNISH
ABSTACTS OF TITLES ON SHORT NOTICE,
E. WAYLES BROWNE,
STENOGRA'PHIER AND NOTARY PURBLIC.
W. D. HELL, W. B. PIERCE.
DOCTORS BELL AND PIERCE,
Our oflice is located in the office for.
moally occupied by Hon. C. S. Wyly.
Dr, Pierce's residence. The Egelly
ocal and 'Parish News.
Let the toI*n put on her beet ilre
Our public school continues to pro
A big baill at the Opera House-next
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Wyly left last
Monday for New Orlease.
Reserved seaes on sale at Guenard's
drug store for "The Last Loaf."
Make our fair a success. The way
to do It is for every one to help.
Millikinu i showing a handsome die.
play of clothing in his large window.
Col. and Mrs. P. D. Quays were
pleasant visitors to town on Monday.
Get out your flags and bunting and
leot them float to the breeze uext Thure
Charley Whittington has a bran
new siga over his stable. It shows
The Epworth League meets every
Sunday evening at the Methodist
Don't forget that next Tuesday is
election day. Let East Carroll poll a
Msben's street car gong makes the
boys think that they are too close to
Close your places of business next
Thursday, and let every one go and
take in the fair.
It is said that there are two or three
more weddings to take place in the
Sext few weeks.
The levee work going on in the
parish, is far advanced on account of
the fine weather.
The Police Jury proceedings are
published in another column. They
are quite lengthy.
In a great nasuy cotton ieldde
ino UEast Carroll there is only
good scrapping left.
The largest and Isuet kind of baa.
'have been caught out of the lake this
week with the trol.
Hitl Bro'e. are ebowing something
bandsome in gentlemen's bshirts, use
onderwear and boeiery.
ervices at the Epiecopal Church to.
morrow morning at 11 o'clock and at
7"80 o'clock in the evening.
Democrats do your duty next Tues
day. See that you vote yourself and
slo that your neighbor votes.
Brooks' band of ten pieces will be
here during the fair. It is cousldered
ones ot the flnest bands in the south
There is hardly a Saturday night
sow that parses that marshal Peck
does notjug two or three law break.
Max Levy bhas one of the largest
stocks of clothing and gents furnish
aing that was ever brought to our
Guenard's stock of jewelry is com
glete. Don't send off for anything un
"ll you see If 1it can't be fouutnd at Cue
Services will be held at the Catholic
Chburc. to-morrow morning at half
past ten and iu the eveunlug at 5
LautSuanday and Monday were as
hot au i' it were In the middle of suam
amer. 1'The mercury registered over 60
A great maiy of our citiseno went
down to Homestead on Tuesday to be
present at the burial of Mrs. W. Ii.
Caldwell is selliug his fine saddle
oand barnes horses right along, lie
will have a big drove of mules here in
* hew days.
for fall and winter goods, both in
quality oand price, Jake Marcus Is hard
to best. .Now is the time to seeeJake
yer exhibits to the tat
gr erly next week. There wiil;
be .~*stobr5su at eitl times where the
.e101 we kept.
O eoaueutity was shocked ied
eade bl tiIded lde eLoh of Mrs.
w.Is,4s of ie second war.,
, Saday night.
To cure a cold in one day take
Laxative Bro Quinine. All druggists
refund the monoley if it fails to cure
25cts. E. W. (;roves signature is on
each box. Sold at G uenard's drug
Two negro women were on our
streets lat Saturday morning who
were seen to use cocane in small doses.
It is becoming a common thing among
the "levee negroes" to use this drug.
Some stringent measure should be
resorted to to prevent its wholesale
Pools on the races will be sold at
Phil McGuire's on Wednesday night
before the races, and on Thursday and
Friday nights., Pools will also be sold
at the race track on Thursday, Friday
and Saturday. Mr. Cohen, the cotton
man, will have charge of the betting
The rousters are now demanding
$125 a month from the New Orleans
packets. Steamboatmen will com
biue and refuse such a demand. The
New Orleans authorities can remedy
this by driving the whole rousterbout
gaug out of the city. Do this and
they will soon work for lower wages.
On Tuesday evening after the mar
riage of Mr. George Ashbridge and
Hiss May Burney, the father of the
bride, Mr. R. J. Burney, presented Mrs.
Ashbridge with a flue horse, a new
buggy and harness. This was a hand
tome present, and we know the bride
tod groom appreciated the gift very
The managers of the fair association
will give a grand ball at the Opera
louse on the night of the 9th, (Fri
lay,) and the music will be the best
ever heard In the hall. Brooks' flue
irchestra will furnish the music.
;very one In our parish who likes to
trip the light lantastic" should attend
The Brumsey High School for
olored people, Is progressing nicely,
ad we learn that Rev. S. G. Gaither,
be;presideut, who has worked several
ears for its success. Is now about to
ee his work accomplished, in the as
ociatlon purchasing a hundred acres
I laud and putting up a fine buildiug
n it. They Intend to teach an agri
ultural and tmechanical course.
If we have clear weather next week
re can look for a large crowd to visit
ur town. Let us all do our best in
reating every one hospitably and
nake them feel at home while in town.
f we do this they will come again.
f we are selfish and let strangers "take
are of themselves" we need not ex
aect them to come to our town in the
uture. So let us do our best to make
hem have a good time.
Mr. Sol Cohen, the hustling cotton
tuyer, told us last Saturday that be
mad purchased a bale of long staple
ottob that sampled the finest he ever
aw. lie says he has been buying
otton for over filteen years, and this
male of cotton is the best he ever
aought. He says he would not be
Ifraid to place it on exhibition at
my fair. He paid 14ctsafor it.
V. M. Purdy & Son made a shipment
)f several thousand sacks of seed,to
bicksburg last week. They have sev
ral tbousand more to shtip.
The Gilauty brothers have just re
:elved another large shipment of fall
mud winter goods, which shows that
hey are doiug a good busiuess.
Mrs. Vail Montgomery was danger
mualy ill for two or three days last
seek. We are glad to report that the
retimable lady is now able to be out.
Mr. J. E McGehee, of Erwin, Miss.,
tas tbree-ox teams, wagons and log
ug outfit for sale; also three gasoline
ioats. See notice In another columu.
Next Tuesday, vote for Bryanu, Stev
nson, Ransuedell, Foster aud the consti
utional amendment. The constito
ional amendment is for the purpose
if pensioninug old Contederate soldiers.
There is goiog to be lots and lots
f people here next week. Let every
ody clean 'up, especially on the
treets. Move the old boxes and lam
>er, and maKe the town look cleau and
If the planters will not rush their
:otton to market, and bold it back, the
rice will soon go up again. Both
luston's and Neili'e reports of the
arge cotton crop will not hold, and
he decline in cotton isouly for a short
All Saints Day was observed by ser
vices being held at the Catholic anad
Episecopal Churches. A great many
who have loved ones buried in the
Providence Cemetery went out duroing
Ibe day and placed flowers on their
Messrs. T. B. aud C. E. Davis, the
cotton buyers, are gettoing their sharbe
of cotton. They understand the bulsi
ness and know the grading of cotton
thoroughly. When yon have either a
bale or one hundred bales for sale, see
the Davis boys before disposing of it.
Mr. W. A, Hedrlck, one of FPlyd's
pnbpat01 ithe4n was tI town for a
6ople of days this week. Tiie is Mr.
ledrelritk's ret visit to Provideae in
Ofteen yars, althoughb lviag .withi
twenty mies ofoar towa. M- didn't
know thie peoeilt had growo.e5; to
h toli us that be Writ test vse --r
lrst entered our nro~rneive town.
We mentioned last week in a local
that our plantation managers and
plantation owners could "do nothing
better than to help the fair along
by giving their plantation labor a day
or two off, and letting them come to
town to see the fair and enjoy them
selves. T'hey deserve it; they have
worked hard and energetically this
year, and considinig the season, very
good crops have been made. A fair
price has been paid for cotton, and the
most of them are out of debt and have
a little money. They are couteuted
and satisfied, and we doubt if there is
another parish in the state where the
whites and blacks get along better
than Ibey do right here in East Car
roll. This fair is given for the benefit
of the whole parish, and a heavy ex
pense has been incurred in preparing
for it. Now help it out by seeing that
every man, woman and child comes to
Providence to take it in.
The best perecription for chills
Groves Tasteless Chill Tonic. No cure
no pay. For sale at Gueoard's drug
The many friends and admirers of
lissIesabel Montgomery, the beauti
ful daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. F.
Montgomery, who has been visiting
relatives in Alexandria for the past
several weeks, will be delighted to read
the following complimentary'notice of
the young lady sent to last :Sunday's
Timee-Democrat: "The Elk ball at
the'Rapides Hotel last nighat was the
social event of fair week. Lev Luck
ett, the successful knight in the Elks'
tournament, crowned the queen se
lected by.b him. Miss Isabel Montgom
ery, the charming daughter of Capt.
Thos F. Montgomery, of Lake Provi
dence, La. Miss Montgomery is greatly
admired by all her acquaintances in
In our quality there's WEAR, and in
our patterns STYLE. The WEAR
that lasts long and well-the STYLE
that attracts good dressers.
It's time to think of Overcoats.
F'rnislings and Hats are always In
Money back if not suited.
Mail orders receive prompt atten
WARNER & SEARLES CO.,
The-steamer Delta is now carrying
cotton to Memphis at twenty-five cents
a bale. We understand that this was
all that was asked on the last up-trip
of this boat. At this rate steamboats
will soon be carrying cotton for noth
ing and throwing in a cromo besides.
Carrying cotton at such a price and
paying $90 a month for rousters can
not be a paying business. #s we
said last week, we are sorry to see a
war being kept up on the owners of
the Julia, and hope that some kind of
an agreement can be made that both
lines can make a living and quit their
The fine organ ordered by R. J.
Burney & Co. arrived last Tuesday
direct from the factory-in New York.
With every dollars' worth of goods
purchased at the store of R. J. Burney
& Co. you are given a chance on the
organ-all you have to do is to buy a
dollars' worth of goods-and you are
given a ticket which is one chansce on
the organ. The drawing will take
place on February let, 1901. The or
gan is of the best make and is guaran
F'orchills and malarial fever, take
Groves Tasteless Chill Tonie. Every
bottle positively guaranteed. Sold at
Gueuard's drug store
"The Last Loaf," one of the best
dramu ever presented by our home
talent, will be the attraction at the
Opera House next Thursday evening.
Forty bales of cotton from the hills
passed through town to the landing
on Monday. West Carroll is sending
a great deal of cotton to the river this
Let our grocery and dry goods
stores make nice displays of their
goode at the fair. It will add very
much to It, and besides will draw you
Our friend Cooper, of the second
ward, was up to town last Sunday.
The gentleman was all smiles about
something. If Taylor had been along
perhaps we might have caught on to a
first class 16eal.
If a fire should occur in our town
and those cisterns should have to be
resorted to that are empty and will not
bold water, who would be to blame?
As far as the waterworktis concerned,
it might as well be dropped.
We are glad to lear, that Mr. and
Mrs. 8. N. King and family will be
come citizens of our tows. Mr. King
is a irt clam ma ia every way, and
whatever busineas he goes into we
wishb him the greatet eneues.
The Police Jury at their meeting
last wsshgeve to the fair meu@latio
*100 fI helpug t se e aselatles ouat
wih it afet jRef. The tesoa oe-ld
do thib thiugt .- othfl Is iott to
the otwa qr parsh Z-y s.uch help.
MRS. CECELIA C. BENJAMIN.
Last Monday morning, at 2:20 a. m.
Mrs. Cecelia C. Benjamin passed away
at the family residence on Homestead
plantation, surrounded by her loved
ones. .The good lady had been in ill
health for a year previous to her
death. She had just returned last
Tuesday week from Sewanee, Tenn.,
where she passed the greater portion
of the summer, hoping that her health
would improve. After her arrival
home she was taken dangerously ill
and continued to grow worse until
death released her from her sufferings.
She was lald away In the family bury
ing ground at Homestead, In the midst
of a large gathering of friends from all
portions of the parish, the Rev. F. O.
B. Boberg reading the impressive
service of the Episcopal Church. Mrs.
Benjamin was an old resident of East
Carroll. Hler life was an ideal one.
She was a strong, consistent christian,
gentle, loving, kind, charitable, hospi
table. She was spared long enough to
raise most of her children to manhood
and womanhood, and to rear them in
the nurture and admonition of God.
The writer has recollections that time
cannot efface of pleasant moments
spent at the old homestead, where her
presence was the light and life of the
household, and her motherly influence
the guiding spirit of the lives of her
children. In the hour of sorrow the
Banner-Democrat extends to the be
reft husband and children its sincere
sympathy, and It joins the friends who
sorrow with them in .aesuring them
that "earth has no sorrow that heaven
cannot heal." For Mrs. Benjamin death
had no sting, and the grave was rob
bed of its victory. Her days of use
fuluess find their end in a home
above, where good deeds are reward
ed, and a pure life finds its eternal cul
mination at the throne of the Everlast.
The marriage of Mr. George Ash
bridge and Miss May Burney was sol
emuized on Tuesday afternoon at the
home of the bride, on the Holly plan
tation, only a few of the young lady
friends of the bride being present, the
ceremony being conducted by Rev. H.
0. White of the Methodist Church.
The home of the bride was artistically
decorated for the occasion with beau
tiful house plants, which mnade every
thing look bright and pretty for the
occasion. Both the bride and groom
are popular with every one, and there
is not a person in our community who
stands higher than George Ashbridge.
He is a model young man, and what
he has to-day has been made by his
own exertions. The young couple
were the receipients of many handsome
anid costly presents, and from his
mother, a large lot of silver that be
longed to his ,grand-father, the late
Gen. Ed. Sparrow. Mr. and Mrs.
Ashbbridge have the congratulations
and best wishes of the B.-D., and may
they live a long, happy and prosperous
Captainu V. M. Purdy came very
near being dangerously hurt one night
last week at ble warehouse. The
night was very dark, and in some way
he missed his footing and fell off the
high tressel leading from the levee to
tbhe warehouse. He was unconscious
when discovered and it was thought at
first that be was seriously hurt. Lu a
short while be regained consciousness,
and lucky to say, not a bone was
broken. The Captain's many friends
were glad to see him able to be about
the next day, although he felt a little
sore from the high fall.
Phil Thompson, a colored man living
out on the Manning place, killed a bear
last Saturday that weighed 522 pounds.
He says that he had several of his dogs
badly used up and two of ,hem were
ktilled. Phil is a great hunter and
lives where bear and deer are plenti
ful. He went to Broad lake on Tues
day and will stay out for two weeks
with bis.pack of dogs, and no doubt
will report more than one bruin to
bite the dust.'
Mr..E J. Hamley is now carrying in
stock a large line of builders material.
such as fine plate glass doors, common
glass doors, plaino doors, window sash,
fne locks and bitges, and a great
many other things. Hle Is going to
keep an extensive stock, and as soon
as his wareroom is completed, whlch
is now being built, he will keep every
thing on hand in the contractors and
NOTICE.-It bhe been reported
that the Fair Associatiou will not be
responsible for exhibits placed at the
fair, which is a mistake. We are re
sponsible for everything except live
stock and pooltry.
PHIL McGUIRE, President.
S. Galanty & Bro. are going to give
away a handsome lounge on the 26th of
December, Christmas day. All you
have to do is to purchase one dollar's
worth of goods at this store and you
are given a chance on the lounge.
This is a nice way for some one to get
a nice piece of furnitore and some
tbhing that is always useful.
Democrats, you are urged to leave
off your work for a few minutes next
Tuesday and go uand vote. You arer
not losing anything by doing this.
Don't forget, next Tuesday, the
6th of November.
There seems to be a few in town
who are not taking any interest in our
big fair next week. This should not
be the case. Everybody, big and little
must do their part.
Those who tarry in *curing their
reserved seats for "The Cast Lont," will
have no one to blame but themselves.
You can now secure them at the Goe
nard droug store.
Mrs. T. J. Fatherree and Mrs. J. C.
Murphy left on the steamer Julla nlast
8aturday for Memphis. They made
the round trip on this boat, returning
Mr. Phil McGulre took Clervy O'8u
liven and Henry Goodrich down to
Veldkubarg to see Budalo BIIL The
bo.re werq .eSrried pway w Abe
MEN'S RIGEUR sHoEs
If you want a SHOE that will give you Five Dollas
worth of wear for
the RIGEUR will come as aear filling the bill as any
shoe on the market.
The White Sewing Machine
was awarded the Gold Medal at the Paris Exposition.
We are Agents for these Machines, and have them at
$25.50 TO $29.50.
Both White and Black know what it means to have a
Suit of Clothes or a Pair of Pants made to order by
these people. They give you the very best material,
and the way they put up a garment and fit you, is too
well known to require argument. WE ARE TEaIR AGENTS.
Good quality, per Roll 40 yards, $7.75 to $12.50.
SMYRNA AND BRUSSELLS, 6Qcts to $6.50.
TAPESTRY AND CHENfLILE, 75ots to $2.25.
YOI WILL FIND AT
-A RERSH AND COMPLETE LINE OF
aitron, Raisens, Gurrents, Almonds, Pecans,
Walnuts, Grape Nuts, Gracked Wheat.
Our Grocery Line is Complete.
-- Jacob Marcus, -
Lake Street, - Lake Providence, La.
- )DEALER IN(
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes,
Eats, Caps. Tzuks, Valises, Cl0ooks, &o.
A Pretty Line of Fall and Winter Goodls.
Ladies' Shirt Wiaists, Skirts and Hats.
iGive me a call and I will endeavor to please you.
W. S. ASHFORD & CO.,
-Office, 366 FaoNT STREET,
SWe make a Specialty of Long Staple and Bender Cotton, and
AND THE WORLD FAMOI DRAMA,
"The Last Loaf."
To be for the benefit of the Daughters
of the Confederacy and the Lake
Providence Opera House.
The Concert will be composed of Solos.
Quartettes. Choruses and Declama
tions. All the best musical talent
has been engaged for this occasion.
TIlE DRAMA, a Temperance Play in
two Acts, by Geo. M. Baker, will be
the chief attraction of the evening.
The finst talent our parish can afford
has been secured, and we feel confi
dent you will get your money's
:Remember Noy. the 8th at the Opera
House, the curtain rising at 8 o'clock
sharp. Go to the Fair in the day time
and amuse yourselves, and we will en
tertain you at the Opera House at
night. We will all have a good time
on our holiday and will go home satis
tied with the East Carroll Fair Asso
clation and the East Carroll Dramatic
Company. Come one, come all. Re
served seats for sale at Guenard's drug
store. Our price is as it has always
been. Reserved seats 25cts. Admis
sion 50cts. Children 12 years and un
We invite the eolored people to take
in this Great Drama. There are plen
ty of seats in the'Opera House for their
J. L. KENNEDY. Manager.
White's Royal Tailor decorations in
his show window are admired. He is
selling a great deal of custom made
clothing this season.
We are glad to report that Mr.
Yancey Bell is almost well again. He
will be able to be out attending to
bosiness In a few days.
Mayor Franklin bad several law
breakers before him on Monday mornu
ing. A person has to come up with a
pret y;astraigbt:t'e :to :keep'fro3 being
See our will
has been 2
the low price
Guenard Drug Store.
To core a cold in one day, take 81
Laxative Bro Quinine. All druggists
refund the money if it fails to cure; an
25cts. E. W. Groves signature is on
each box. For sale at Guenard's drug L
Tbee Ox teams, wagons and losing out
Three Gasoline Boat, cheap.
J. E, McGEHEE,
Nov. 3, lm.
*1pot Cash 1Paid
--Staples a Specialty.
Give me a call before
shippjng Cotton. Guar
tantee highest prices.
Orders taken for Future
_ear of Sana 3uilding.
SAM GALANTF A
DEALERS IN- -
Dry Goods, Colthing,
Boots and Shoes,
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
Truus . T.al oca1ee. Ove r Shoes
Ia'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. Vice Prest. J. W. TOOKE, J R.. Cshl:
The Lake ProvidenceBank, -
tLake Providence. L..a.
CAPITAL STOCK, - . $0,000.
Deposits Reoeived from $1 Up.
8. W. SMIrrTH. JR., J. N. HILL. J. W. TOOKE, J.. E.. B./HAMLtY
PHIL McGUImE. J. E. REYNOLDS, " J. C. PITTMAN.
RECEIVES DEPO0BIT/ SUBJEC7' TO CHECK, 1 UYS AND SLELL
EXGHANGE LOArDS MONEY AND TRANSACTS A GENERAL
_ 'Bank opens at aL m. and closes at 4 p. am.
Il R. J. BURNEY & CO., JIII
Sernard 3uilding, Lake Street, Lake Provodence,La.
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes,
and everything kept in a First Class Store
uh3erythýing for lZadlee.
lverythi± ~ zlo Qtlenomen
A FULL LINE OF GROC IES.
WWe are here to stay, and by fair satdb deiagI, w4,'' to
build up a first class trade. We solicit yotirbaiee, and ~ best
to please you. Give us a call.
Billiard & Pool Room Pa
PHIL M'CUIRE, Proprietor,
Next to Max Levy'. Big Clothing Store,
...LAKE and L.EVEE STREETS...
_ Lake Pxovidencoe, s Louaniieal S
BILLIARD and POOL TABLE.
Choioest~brands of Whiskies, Brandies, Wibe, C gars and To
bacco. Keep on hanud; Live Oak, pure Bye; Memphis Ol0b,
pure Rye; L T. Rippey, ext ortel and reimported; J. E. Pepper, E
hand-made sour math Bourbtn; Jockey Club, hand-made sour
mash; Melwood, pure Bourbon, spring '91; Bobinson County, -
pure Bye; Beechwood, pure stye.
Case Goods, full quarts--Old Bourbon, 20 years old; W. H.
4 MeBrayer, Oid Taylor, the cream of Irish whiskey in jugq, i~g
ported; Windson Club 1880. This is tie cboicest and most seleet
stock of this class of goods ever brought to thismarketh No es ;
Stra charge for jugs.
THE GUENARD DRUG STORE,
. 3J S. CrIENARD, PROPRI&TOR
S-alke sltroet./J Iake Proricdence. I.&,
Thugg, fedieineg, Ghemicala, pa ent fedieinet.
(carries a fhll line of Paixrts, Ofe gn0J ,
Brusles, TFoliet Soaps, PerfIWery, Boo -4h1?be
Sftatiorery arid Glass.
Prescriptions Accurately Compountil.
Geo. W. McKee,
"ho old ERelLisbje VC-roerzy "ECouine
Fine Whiskies, Wines and Cigars,
\11 kittis efrFham ~y Famrtily GCraerie s
We invite you to call and see our Stock of Canned Goods. We carry
large line of different grades of esugar and coffee. We buy for cash
nd secure the discount, therefore we can sell for a small profit.
An Orator Speaks with GQraee
~. . . .only whlen is
the best nChcafgo Tailors. A cimt
Wlr at ease ib ith ttig clotheYO
.rn Ce d sad o opt the goods
em l the fnes t e of iamplets yo
IWw Yd wi in youo aoYr
sul.in The Fo t and the