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1V1e Barqrqer-Derqoart.
Publisher and Proprietor.
Saturday, Febrnuary 16,1901,
Fifth District Levee Board.
Regular meetings second Wednesday so
fr. January. April July, and October, at
Delta. La.
lion James E. Moiese, one of the
judges of the Criminal District
Court in New Orleans and one of
the leadling members of the bar of
the State, died suddenly on Monday
Smallpox has a strong foot hold
in Mississippi. It is reported from
Jackson that this terrible and
loathsome disease exists in fifty-five
of the seventy-five counties in the
The pension appropriation bill,
amounting to $144,000,000, passed t
the Senate last Thursday after only
a few minutes consideration. The t
,total appropriations for the pres
ent session will amount to nearly t
a billion of dollars. A nice little t
sum of money.
The Confederate re-union to take 1
pla.e at Memphis in May next, will
draw together many of the brave
men of the lost canuse. Railroad 1
and steamboat lines will make cheap it
rates to the re-nnion, and Memphis
will be tilled up with the noble men I
who wore the grey. Preparations '
are being made to make this re- A
union the grandest yet held. of
United States Senator Price, who, ii
with Hanna and Frye, are trying to ti
force through the ship subsidy bill, se
says that the rivers and harbors bill
will stand a poor showing to get at
through the Senate, although they
are friends of the bill. They will lt
sacrifice it rather than see their pit Ft
scheme go under. By this method 18
they hope to scare the friends of the 'It
rivers and harbors bill to such an to
extent that they will let up in their d"
open attack on Hanna's bill. 12
The Lily White's, a branch of fot
the Republican party that didn't
wan't any nigger in their'n and tried Ev
hard to down Wimberly, have met bel
with so many set-backs and bumps wij
by the gang at Washington, that net
they have about given up the ghost, vce
and at a meeting held the other day
the handf ull of politicians resolved inf
to support the regular Republican sot
party without pap, which seems to
be pretty rough on the pure Lily wi
White's of Louisiana. coy
What is going to become of the inti
negro in many of the Northern eon
States? In the past month they be
have been publicly driven out of ed
many small towns in Indiana and fac
Ohio. Now comes Pennsylvania, not
whose people are protesting against mt
any more of them being brought in aim
to that State. The place for the is
negro is in the South, where they dis
are thoroughly known and where a
they are treated better than any d
ether place. The time is.fast corn- e
ing when the colored man will not t
be allowed to live in the north. pay
Last Wcduesday a delegation of it i
the members of the HIouse of Repre- Anc
sentatives called on Speaker Hlender- I
son and prsented to him the name of rial
Ilon. Jos. E. Rlansladell for appoint-i buy
ment on the rivers and harbors Thih
committee. The Speaker promised the
to take the matter under coinsidera- act
tion There will be some oppl)si.j poin
tion to Mr. Ransedell, butt if Speaker tion
Henderson wishes to consult the Sout
vast interests of the Mississippi Val- jtion'
ley, he will not he-itate to nirne the 16, I
man who is supported by so i.m- prod
mense constituency and besides, is **"
so eminently fitted for the position. A'~Ii
"Twenty years ago," says the ce'n
Memphis Seimiter, "when Memphis proli
had barely emerged from the terri- ever
ble disaster that had conme upon her; tIivat
when pestilence had swept away ti, ,
thousands of the people, and those aunki
who were left scarce knew whether neigl
to chance the future or fly, there ,ttant
was an issue of honds for sanitary ".
purposes. It was evident that the of th
city must either besewered oraband- it ha
oned; but there were few who felt idicti.
assured that the proposed indebted.
ness would be met. It was feared
that the new obligation would go Th
the way of the old. In such cir- out I
cometances the bond subscription nmanj
was opened, and the first ubscriber any c
was Robert R. Church. The act York
was characteristic of the man"' He new I
is the same man who gave $1,000 to four 1
the Memphis Confederate Heunion platei
fund a few weeks ago. He is a col- music
ore;d man and was a slave in his make
younh. theC
AT The Vicksburg Herald prints the
following editorial on "some cotton
'facts and figures,"' brought fourth
by a circular letter from R. Des Jar
litor. din:, of Memphis, on the prospects
of the cotton crop. We are in re
ceipt of one of his circular letters,
and as the Herald's comments cover
our views, we will give the' editorial
to our readers:
"The Herald's attention has been
invited to a circular of "facts and
figures showing why the present cot
ton crop will not reach ten million
- but more likely be around nine and a
half million bales." The circular is
Jay the production of R. Des Jardins.
r, at Memphis. The tabulations of figures
read plausibly and they have been
strengthened by the falling off in re
the ceipts since the date of the circular;
trict February 1st. But the author exag
of gerates the consequence of his con
of tention, even if it be proved correct.
iday He considers his theory of the size
of the crop so important that it
"should be given all the puldicity it
told deserves by anyone interested in the
rom welfare oft the cotton planter." He
and asks that "postmasters and mer
five chants stick it up in their offices and
the stores and that newspapers give
these views as much publicity as they
)ill, "The Herald is doubtful of the ad
tsed visability of and publicity of the
only views of Mr. Des Jardins. So con
rhe tradicted as it has leen by experi
res- ence it is almost a reflection upon
irly the good sense of the cotton planter
ttle to sound a warning against the fol
lowing shallow and miileading hbull"
deduction he extracts from his
ake figures:
aill What are the possibilty of above
ligures and statements? Liverpool
Ive last September record rd this legend on
ad her blackboard: 7.td for American I
eap middling cotton (or 15 cents of our
his money.) What will be the figures
inext September? Who dare atnswetr?
ten New York only last week had 12, cents
)n0 for Janu:ry delievery. What will be
the figures rext May, June, July.
re- August and September when the size
of this crop is fully realized? The
holders of spot cotton in the South
have it in their power to get 11 to 12
' cents for the balance of this crop if
to they demand it. And if they refuse to
ill, sell for any less, they can get it. Cot- 1
ton has sold for 12 to 13 cents in the r
South for several years not so long f
get ago. This is not an unusual price. In t
1879 the writer bought middling cot- L
'il ton at 8 cents, and insidle of sixty u
days the same cotton sold for 13 cents. e
)tt From 1879 to 1890, except the year ti
od 1886, cottoo in New York hbs sold
around 12 cents for the latter part of ii
the season. In 1890 the price was 12 11
an to 12 'ruents during the month of May, i
tir June, July and Augost. Why not get I
12 cents today? The Southern hold- 4
ers are in a much better position to- tl
(lay to'hold their staple than ever be- t
of fore. The rate of interest is about one. S
I half what it was ten years ago, and tt
most of them do not need to borrow. st
'd Every bale will he needed and wanted St
et before Septemnber 1. and no matter is
what the prospect for the next crop di
will be, as it is well known that spin- St
it ners have no stock on hand. My ad- cII
vice to holders of spots is not to sacri- sc
tiov another bale at presen: low prices. at
SPay no attention whatever to the self- th
d interested and biased utterances of Ja
n some cotton buyers. The demand for
o spots will intrease as the price goes s
up, which is always the ease, and you m
y will witness an unprecedented rush to nt
cover their short sales. ur
"This kindly caution against self CO
e interested antd biased utterances of Oc
n some cotton buyers" is presumed to of
be entirely disinterestedl and unbias- x
( edl-a piece of pure philanthropy in ha
4 fact. But purity of purpose does No
not make the French gentleman im- ir
t mune to error, though he evidently t
3 aims to raise that presumption. He net
is not sufficiently comprehensive or gi
discriminating in his "facts." What apj
the "concerned" bears of Liverpool of
and New York were made to pay for mi
their September and January deliver- St.
ies is one thing; and what the mills wil
pay for their supplies of raw cotton thi
is another. With the former the cot- ant
ton planter has very little concern
it is the mill price that he sells by. bee
And that is limited by the cotton hla
igoods market. When the raw mate
ral rises above that, the mills quit ut
huvint however short the crop.
This is a factor of the case of which
the cilcuiar in question takes no e
accouut. In illustration lot this a c
point we cite the following expllana. the
titn of a call for a meeting of "the abo
Southern Cotton Spinners' Associa
tion" at Charlotte, N. C., February Ilarg
16, to arrange for a curtailment of
prolductionuu :
{tiurtailmetit." says Dr. J. H. Mc- sai
Alt.-i, prt.-idlnt of thel aisoeintio,. "is
deemnie I impetr:utivo, bcaurose it is imnpos- I
sible for a malnufacturer to work at 9 Lev
cents cotton into goods and make a Arn
prolit. -ad the Souther'n manufactur- near
ers are now losing a cent or more on drat
every pound of goods. Of course the te
adtvance in cotton is responsible for Wet
the present couditions. As the market and
now stands a manufactlurer could not
make a proflit unless cotton sold in the
neighbortood of 7j cents. The raw
material imust.decline in price or the
nlanufacturedl product must go up." T
"This is probably an exaggeration nc
of the troubles of the spinners, bu c
it has enough truth to discount pre- feve
dictions of 12 cet cotton." tIe
-- - oldi
The New Ooleans City Item eam o
out last Sunday greatly improved in and
many ways, and is now equal to ered
rany of the large dailies of New man
York, Chicago or St. Louis. The t
new festores of Sunday Item is its M
four pages of funny eats in color pro
plates, a handsome piece of late deep
music ant: other things that go to sad
make it one bf the leading paper. in
the Crescent City. Li
Lake Providence, La., January, 7,1901.
The T''own Council met this eve at 8
the o'clock in regular monthly session.
atton Present---. . Frankliu. Mayor;
)urth I Councilmen J. W. Pittman. W. S. Ma
guire, N. Fousse and C. F. Davis.
Jar- Absent--Max Levy.
pects The Finance Committee made the
a re- following report, which was received.
ter, read and adopted:
Lake Providence, La.. Jan. 7.1901.
Over To the Hon. Mayor and Town Council:
orial We, your Finance, Committee, beg
leave to report that we have examined
been the report of the Treasurer dated this
day. which shows a balance on hand of
and $2,350.88, which we find correct and
cot- recommend its approval.
illion We have examined also the report of
the marshal and tax collector, which
ad a shows he has collecteh as follows:
lor is IAcenses $315.00. less com. $15.75 .$229.25
Taxes iI.97. $16..5; less com, .84c.. 16.01
din , 1898, 12.5, less com. .62c.. 11 93
, 1,9. 67.95; less com. 3.39.. 64.st6
ure 19s0, 173.75; less com. 6.68.. 165.07
been Seven oil barrels, 70cts............. 9.80
Account tines........................ 46.00
n re
$1ar " $612.62
a which amount has been turned over to the
xag- treasurer as per vouchers exhibited. which
we find correct.
Con- We have examined and approved the
rect. following claims and recommend their pay
ec. ment:
size Banner-Democrat, printing..... ....$15 50
J W P'ittman. wateroak chairs..... 25 05
t U w H Fisher. small pox............. 12 so
ty it V M Purdy & Son, coal oil............ 3 78
D F Peck. salary...... .............. 60 00
the E L Galbreth, lamp lighting......... 15 So
N Fousse, cleaning engine and lamps 3 75
He Max Levy per diem ................. 22 00
Harvey Dunn. license account....... 12 50
e D F Peck, hauling ................ 6 10
and " hauling ............... 3 50
d I S Millikin.jail expense............ 2 85
give ID F Peck, feeding prisoners......... 15 05
hey $218 08
We also recommend payment of regis
tered claim No. 502 flavor 11. Stein for
the Respectfully submitted,
J. W. Pittman.
:on- C. F. Davis.
W. S. Maguire.
el- Finance Committee.
pon Capt. A. E. Diukwater having ap
peared before the board, and making
Statemnent that he had been unavoid
fol- ably detained in gettiag material for
i11" the artesian well, upon motion of Mr
Pittman, time of beginning and com
pleting the work unller contract, was
e(xte hitld if: ten da s.
re T'!e bnail then adjourned to Febrn
rool any 20, 1901.
on G M. FRANKLIN, Mayor.
can W. [l. FisuER, Secretary.
"1' Important to School Fund Treasurers
n The State Superintendent of Public
ly. Education, lion. J. V. Calhoun, has
ize prepaired a circular letter to School 2
T'he T'r-asurers throughout the State in
1 which he explains to them the duties
if required, as folows :
to '1. Section 67 of Act 81, session' of I
ot- 1888, requires parish treasurers, im. I
the mediately after their election, and be- 1
ng fore entering upon the discharge of
in the duties of their office, to execute
ot. their bonds, and to forward one copy
Ity of said bond to the State Superintend
is. ent of Public Education, and one copy
tar to the State Treasurer. F
,ld 2. The State Board of Education S
of in the exercise of the power vested in E
12 it by the State law, has passed a reg- S
Y, ulation directing parish school treas. 9
ut urers to furnish at the end of each S
.d. quarter, to their parish baards and to
:o- the State Superintendent of Public Ed
*e- ucation, and on forms furnished by the
e- State Superintendent. an account of E
ad their receipts and disbursements of
w. school money during the quarter; and
ad Section 61, Art 81. 1888, requies par
er ish school treasurers before the 10th
)p day of January, to forward to the St
n- State Superintendent of Public Edu- B
rl- cation, in such form as he shall pre
.i. scribe, a full report of their receipts
s and disbursements for the year, and
f. the balance on hand on the first day of
of January.' M
"r "3 Apportionments of the State
s school fund among the parishes are not E
u made quartely, but at such times as
o money accumulates in the State Treas
ury by the settlement of the State tax
collectors. This occurs three times a
a year, usually in February, May and
SOctober; and, hence, apportionments
o of the school fund are made in these
months. A diversity in the modes of
entering the receipts of the State funds
0 has arisen from inattention to this fact.
a Not a few parish treasurers place the
tirst apportionimeut of the year to the
credit, or for account, of the last quar
Y ter of the previous year. Under our
e necessitated plan distribution no re
Sgard should be had to connecting an V
apportionment with any particular
year in which it is made. The purpose
I of the record is to show how much
r money has been received from the
SState fund during the calendar year, at
and ont what Oates. Parish treasurers Ste
5 will please conform their reports to at
1 this rule. They will also send in their I
annual reports, as required by law. thr
No money can be forwarded to any
parish iuntil all legal directions have
been fulfilled. When treasurers need
blanks for their reports upon school
funds. they can obtain them by apply. C
ing to the office of State Superintend.
cut of Public Education." ver
Mr. Louie Iloruthall, the big cotton Rel
seed buyer, was in town for a few son
(lays this week. He says there le only ldi
a stray bale of cotton to be seen on reco
the banks and that cotton seed is Bise
about all in. in
White is just in receipt of a ery u
Slarge stock of the well known and fie
popular "(lover Braud" shoes. Mr. euc
White solls every pair of these shoes
under guarantee. If they don't give
satlsfactiot he will make it good.
It seems to be a hard matter for
Levy to get rid of those flue chairs. La
Another drawing took place on Wed
nesday anttd tickets 328 and 5987 were al
drawn. If any one has these numbers
they should present them before next
Wedthesday. Hunt up your ticketse
and see if you do not hold 328 or 6987.
The Second Loss. Loat
The many friends and acquaint- eal
ances of Mr. M. Jouvenatl feel with fix
them deeply in the loss of a second
child within a week with scarlet
fever. On Saturday night their lit
tle five year old girl Minonie May
died, the first child only two years Capi
old having died one week previous Surp
with;the same disease. This is indeed fi
a severe shock to the loving parents, I)epo
and the deepest sympathy Is tend- Oth.
ered them by the Star and their
many friends. The funeral of the
little girl occurred yesterday evening
at 5 o'clock.-Monroe Star, 11th. L
Mr. Jouvenat is well known in U
Providence, and his friends will and
deeply sympathize with him in hie 8'
sad bereavemenf. on thi
Let will sInext Wedeseday. Prov
$." We are prepared to show J
901. * *
t 8 our friends and customers
o; N. Iew Goods N.
the with the
ed+IJ ew Year++
The best brands of all Staples.
We have just received
his I Dress Goods,
d of Shirt Waists,
and Skirts,
t of Hosiery,
rich Handkerchiefs, L
01l Our beautiful line
193 of
9.80 S
Umbrella or Parasol
»y- & until you see our line. e
5o There is hardly any use in
saying anything about our
00 B SHOE STOCK. Every person B
in the town and parish knows
that J. N. HI1LL & Bro. carry
0 the only first class line in
65 R Children's, R
08 Misses,
frO iLadies'
and Men's
S Fine New Royal Sewing Machines, Machine Bands and Attachments,
SFrench Bevel Glass Bureaus and Dressers, Bedsteads, Chairs, Rockers,
o&c., No's. 11x5 and 7x17 Cooking Stoves sold on close margin.
Loaded Shells 10 and 12 gage, Shot and Powder, Axes, Hatchets,
f Nails, Hand Saws, Files in sizes, Hasps and Staples, Iinges, Screw
SHFlooks, Screw Eyes, Horse Shoe Nails, Shoe Nails, Shoe Soles, Shoe
f- Thread, Hoes, Garden Rakes, Plows, Bolts assorted, Knob Locks, Pad
Locks, Desk LoOks, Trunk Locas, Bed Casters, Bush Axes, Stove Pans,
Gate Ilinges, Ring Bush Hooks, Bridle Bits, Wire Staples, Matting
t Tax, Cut Tax assorted, Curry Combs, Horse Brushes, Paint Brushes,
Whitewash Brushes, Staples. hooks and Staples, Repair Links, Lap
Rings, Plow Clevises, Iron Bound Hames, Trace Chains, Spades, Shovels,
n Steel Traps, Mouse Traps, Framing Squares, Carpenter Rules, Brace and
n Bits, Try Squares, Zinc Oilers, Knives and Forks, Pocket Knives, Wood
Screws assorted, Belt Hooks, Riding Spurs, Axle Washers, Rivit and
Burs, Wrenches, Mitre Squares, Spring Balances, Hinge Hasps and
h Staples, Pegging Awls, Sewing Awls. Awning Pulleys, Brinley Plow
Points, Brinley Plow Handles, Brinley Plow Beams, Cow Bells, Double
Trees, Single Trees, Breast Chains, Cotton Beams, Stove Pipe, Stove
Elbows, Granite Ware.
Just Received Bolgiano's Fine Garden Seed.
Planting Potatoes-Early Rose and Triumph. Yellow and Red Onion
Setts. Corn, Oats, Hay, Bran and Ship Stuff. Meal, Flour and
Breakfast Bacon, Lard, Rice, Grits, Coffee and Sugar.
We will wind up by taking your measure for a suit of clothes made by
M. Borne & Co., the finest Tailoring establishment in the City of Chicago,
Every garment made to fit and satisfy.
J. J,. POWERS, Pres, A, F. NIMITZ. Vice Pres, T. G. BRIERLY, Secty,
Vicksburg & Greenville Packet Co.,
Steamer Belle of the Bends leaves Vicksburg every Monday 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 with electricity. Lights in every stateroom. Cusine unsurpassed.
The Louisiana Conference, M. E.
Church. bad a largely attended and
very satisfactory annual session of six
days at Shreveport, opening Wednes.
day, Jan. 23rd, and closing last Monday.
n Rev. C. D. Shallowborue of Donald
* souville was reassigned to duty as pre
Y siding elder of the Monroe district and
u received special commendation from
s Bishop Warren for his effective work
in that field. Elder Shallowhorne
raised more money per capita for
9 church purposes than any of the other
Ifive presiding elders in the confer
euce.-Donaldseonville Chief.
Lake Providence Bank
at close of business, December
31, 1900.
Cash and sight exchange.. .$72.330.29
Loans, discounts and over
Sdrafts ................ 30,00484
Real estate, furniture and
fixtures ............. 3,713.86
Capital stock paid in......$15,000.00
Surplus and undivided pro.
fise.................... 1.314 42
Deposits................ 89,731.62 I
Other cash items......... 2.95
I J. N. Hill, vice president, and J.
W, Tooke, Jr.. cashier. do hereby cer- a
tify that the above statement is true
and correct.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
on this the 10th day of January. 1901.
Notary Public.
Providence, La., Feb. 2, 1901, St. f
d -
9 a. m.-Sunday school.
11 a. m.-Preaching.
8 3 p. m.-Class Meeting.
t p. m.-Preaching.
S. FULGUM, S. S.- Supt.
* For Sale or Exchange.
r Homes for farmers, blacksmiths, mer
chants and others. Lots E;xl i leet for
$30. Will also trade for horses, mules.
cattle, cprn or land. Miles of levee for cat
tle to pasture on, a beautiful lake, store.
church and school near by. House and
land at. reasonable prices. All on Alpha
plantation, eight miles from Lake Provi
dence. La., and three miles from the Missis.
sippi river. Address,
DR.R. . . SEAY,
No. 7086 Magazine street. New Orleans, La.,
or C. R. EGELLY,
Lake Providence. La.
Dec. 22, 1900.
Strayed or Stolen.
On January 2, 1901, an old bay mare mule
ebout 15 hands high. Has not been roached
for sometime; switch on tail; an enlarge
ment on lower side of mouth, near where
the bit works; sore was running when last
seen, now nearly thirty days ago. A lib
eral reward will be paid for same on de
livery at the Midland plantation or to me
at Lake Providence. W. C. McR AE.
The best perecriptllon for chills
Groves Tasteless Chill Tonic. No cure
no pay. For sale at Gueuard's drug
Braxton House,
is still in Business
and continues to handle the finest
Beef, Pork and Mutton.
Your patronage is respectfully asked
and satisfaction guaranteed.
i -Shop right across the street
from the old Whittington Stable.
Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran and Ship Stuff.
Planting Potatoes, Onion Setts, Garden"Seed.
Lake and Levee Ste.,
Lake Providenoe, La.
The Finest Line of Clothing Car.
* ried in the City. *
) Ladies' Dress Goods,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
Shoes, Mackintoshes
and Hunting Coats.
Trunks, Valises and Hand Bags,
U 44**OUR****
Call on me Before Purchasing Elsewhere.
, .......... VOKBasBtJIG, MIxM..........
d -Manufaetureur of
d Sash, Doors, Blinds, Stain-work, Interior Finish,
d and All Building Material.
e Cheapest Plaee in the BSoth. Write for prioes before parehaolag odewhe e
W. B. THOMPSON. P. L. MoaI-.
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
New Orleans, : : Louisiana.
Information for the
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 MErmphis 6:30 a. m.
No. 22-Leave New Orleans 8:40 a.m.
Arrive Vicksburg 7:05 p. m.
Leave Vicksburg 4:20 p. m.. arrive
at Greenville 8:20 p. m.
r- Leave Greenville 6 a. m.; arrive at
r Vicksburg 10:00 a. m.
For fnrther information apply to
d C. P. & T. A.. Vicksburg. Miss.
Div'n. Pass'r. Ag't. Memphis, Tenn.
Lake Providence - - La
Keeps on hand a large assortment of
Burial Caskets, Neow, Plain and Oma I
mental Metallic Cases and Wooden
Coffins Made and Trimmed to Order
Sapril 13-8-11 y
- Lake St reet,
W. . . MArN ............ Proprietor
Up-to-date work
at Popular Prices.
jatronage Solicited.
Age.t for iempl.s Steam Laundry
Queen & Crescent
The Best Line
North anid Eaitt.
The Summer Tourist's favorite
' ine via Lookout Mountain.
GEO. H. SMITH, G. P. A.,
Orleans, La.
New Orleans, La.
Anronnn .q.nd.ýT .n sketrC , '"id d. . -;c.tl n ma:.y
quicl| iy ra.,, rt;,i ý,tr or ,.:  rnn fre", wa .:th(r an
tlf elr tfiuCJtVC" I'f eni' it ].i. } ,rdlcd, rll ,ll z.r
'- mnr.Ari"" f ,c . :"'Rt I n.' r. , dt, ;,, "K, r I:,.'x ~.t
I'.t., "r ftk,r tl. roiuh Mrito t' Cu. receive
rpe ,rl nt,,te witout car-r , itL theO
Sdcientific Jnerlcan.
A handsomely tllstrated weekly. narreet rlr
cuiation of any iclentlle journal. Terms, $3 a
year: four mouths, 1. 8o01d byall newsdealers.
MUNN CoPa",e. New York
Memphis and Vioksburg
For Lake Providence, Greenville,
Arkansas City and All Way
Steamer DELTA,
Ed. Nowland, Jr............Master
Joe Postal........ ..........Clerk
W. R Sptno, Traveling Representative
Leaves Memphis every
Tuesday at 8 p. m.
day at 5 p. m. until further notice.
Lake Providence, La: so
A delightful story is told in tho
London Globe of a sportsman who was
boasting of the intelligence of his dog.
'.When I was walking into the city he
suddenly stopped and pointed at a man
by a bookstall, and nothing I couldhi do
would induce the dog to move. So I
went up to the man and said, 'Would
you oblige me with your name?' ,Cer
tainly,' said the stranger, 'my name is
Partridge,' "
Another dog's ''tail." A suburban
gentleman, who was in the habit of
giving his dog some small delicacy on
leaving for the city each morning. fir
got to do so on one occasion. As he
was going out of his house the dog
caught his master's coat tails in his
teeth, and, leading him into the ga:den,
stopped at a flower bed. The flowers
growing there were ,,forget-me-uots."
A gentleman on a walk from one of
the suburbs of Glasgow happened to
call at a farmhouse, where he was
readily supphlied with a glass of milk.
He offered the lady sixpense, but she
declined all payment. "I couldna' tak'
money for 't," she said in her own
proud way. The gentleman expressed
his acknowledtgniet and went on hIs
way. but at the garden gate he detect
ed a small boy playing. Surely, her
thought, this is the lady's son. So lie
put his hand in his pocket to give himii
the sixpence, when he heard a shlrill
voice: "That's no me laddie, sir."
Then there was a pause. and the voice
afterward resounded, this time directed
toward a small boy at the side door r:
' Gang out, Willie. an' speak till the
nice gentleman at the gate!"
A correspondent writes: .'One Sun
day I called at a cottege in the south of
Midlothian and then requested a ineas
ure of milk, which was promptly hand
ed to me. I offered the woman who at
tended to n.y wants a few coppers. but
she curtly rusponded, "I canna take
siller on a Sawbath!" I thanked her
and was turning away, when she whisp.
ered: !'Mon. ye can drop the bawbees
in that tub wi' the graith (sop suds) in
it. I will get them out the morn!'"
-Liverpool Post.
An exchange tells of 'a lady who de
cided to scare her husband who was a
I hard drinker, so he would reform. To
do this, she procured the costume of a
devil she had had at a masquerade.
The next time the erring spouse came
home feeling happy, she quickly don
ned the costume. As he opened the
door, she stepped forward and said in
sepulchral tones: ..Come in with me
-I am the devil," The result rather
startled her, as the reply which greet
ed her, was : 'Zat so? Shake, ol' boy.,
I'm your brother-in-law, I married
your sister-"--Ex.
For above occasion the Queen &
Crescent route will sell round trip
tiokets to New Orlerns and return at
rate of one fare. $6.80. for the round
trip- Dates of sale Feb. 12, 13, 14,
15, 16. 17 and 18, good for return
March 7.
The street pageants will be repre
sented as follows:
Thursday night Feb. 14.... Momus
Mondayanoon, Feb. 18 .... Arrival Rex
Monday night, Feb. 18........Protus
Mardi Gras, noon. Feb. 19..... . Rex
Mardi Gras night, Feb 19 ......Comus
P. & T. A., Vicksburg.
G. P. A.. New Orleans.
G. P. A.
To cure a cold in one day, take
Laxative Bro Quinine. All druggists
refund the money if it falls to cure,
25cts. E. W. Groves signature is on
each box. For sale at Guenard's drug
Spring and
Sun mer Sanpples
from the
ahe hargett Clothing
m' Emporium
in the United States,
have just been rcceived
and we would he glad fori
you to drop in and see
we are now
show iin g
arec the pret
tiest ever
sellt' out .by
this I-louse.
We will fit
yO Il in a
Suit of C'!o
thes, a Pair
of IPants ,I
a Vest. \Vo
TEE tli.s,
or you ,o
not needl i
pay a cecI 1.
This is i1:it
Stop in an di
take a 1,:,k
at them.
Yor Sale or Lease.
TbeOardham two-story brilek bull .,
known aU the "Lake VIew Hotel." wi
sold on easy terms, or rented,. I'
furished, Possession given Ist of i t ,ra
ary. For terms, see
at Millikes's Dry Goods Sti;

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