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SITtS(RIIPTION: $200 PE'R YEAR.
Saturday, March 9, 1901.
Fifth District Levee Board.
Regular rneetings second \Vidnsdayas
irn lanuary. April July, and Octobcr, at
Pope Leo passed his iltst birth
day on Saturday last. His health is
good, and it is to'be hoped that he
will live for many years. His phy
sicians say that his vigor is marvel
ous. The whole world rejoiced over
the happy anniversary.
We would like to have Senator
Carter, of Montana, stretched out
in some itmuch-dith and about a
20-foot levee on top of himu. lie
deserves it for his contenmptable
piece of work in dieealin,_ the rivers
andl harbors bill. engineered by
Ilanna and Frye.
The Standard Oil Company, the
richest corporation in the world,
has its googoo eyes on the new oil
eldorado of Beaumont, Texas. The
great oil trust has already bought
a large amount of the land, and it
will soon be the owner of that
Mr. I. Enochs, the big lumber t
manufacturer of Jackson, Miss., has
donated his handsome residence on
West Capitol street to the Capi
tol street Methodist Church for
a parsonage. This is a liberal
and handsome gift, and it shbould be
:appreciated very much by the
Methodists of Jackson.
Ex-Governor Murphy J. Foster t
was sworn in as United States Sena.;
tor on Monday. lie is a thorough j
Democrat, and there will be no back- i
t)i4ing in Murphy J. As Gover.
S*!r of the great State of Louisiana
lie' proved his worth and courage I
.nmore than once. He never faltered ia
In the interest of Democracy alnd his I
'State. He will be found the equal hi
of any in debate in the United States nt
Senate. . na
, There are 29,.'71 white men in the tr
State of Mississippi who failed to
pay the required amount of $2.00 f
poll tax, which disfranchises them st
from taking any part in any election dF
for "two years and who cannot sit f
on juries or petition for or vote in a tic
local option election, or do anything mI
else that a qualified voter can do." sti
There are 116,85t negroes assessed :
for poll tax who have failed or re.i ,
fused to pay the same, and thus dis ee
franchised themnselves." wi
Hanna-McKinley for four years it\
longer. Let us hope that there w ill t
be achange in 1904, and between erI
now and then that the Democratic po,
party will see that to win they will thr
have to come together. With the
open robberies going on in Cuba,
the horrihble mismanagement of the 1
war in the Philippines, and such a the
high handed steal as the ship subsidyt the
bill Mark Hlanna tried to fasten on RI
the people, that would benefit a fail
few already rich men by many mil- in t
lions of dollars, it ought to he a uro
bright chance for the )Democrats to sMt
be sucoessful. But to be success- wre
ful, or to bope for victory, it looks 'at
like the party will have to place la
some of its present leaders in the
back ground. A r
The defeat of the rivers and har
bors bill will be found a great blow
to the levee interests. A large
amount of important and necessary last
levee work had alrea.y been laidlpro]
oat and preparations made soon to Irer
commence work, that will now have dela
to be abandoned, which perhaps will wlhi
be a year or more before anything ing
can be done. All of this time will Gou
be lost in bringing to completion jict"
the great system of perfect levees the
inaugurated by the government, not hi
to say anything of the great amount Can
of work that will go to destruction. whil
Owners of large and costly levee deal
out8fits in all probability wall be from
forced to the wall on account of no has I
work. If high water should come w'"t
apon ma and a light would become and
necessary to save the country from I
inndation, the levee beards of our Ceda
State and the other States would and i
soon find themselves almost bank. paris
ropt from this heavy expense, which Vieda
bas beretCfore been bornie by the!wt
goverat.et Let us ope for thebcop
buts and that everything will turn Ie". ,,
at. JACKALL STATSMANSHIP.
The Daily States has the follow
ing editorial on the slaughter of the
rivers and harbors bill. Its defeat
was well plainned, and it is said that
the soreness over the failure of the
ship subsidy hill cham;lpioned tby
Senators Ilanna andl Fr'ie, caused
its defeat. The friends of the liver
interests in the Senate could have
blocked the passage of many im
i ortant bills at the last rnoment, it
I they had only kuownu that such a
treai-heruns Ipiece of work was to be
done. 'ilThy were canulht napping,
Y AT and no doubt are tiomie what to blame
for its defeat. 'le States says :
\\'hen the Phi littines lid piit out
the eyes of SNan-ou and he had
nothingn further to live for, he took
a'tvaitage of a favorable opportunity
to destroy both himself and his cne
AR. mis, hich he did bIy pliming down
Stile illars of the temple in which a
- rreat couipany of il'tlitines were
eiig:ied in revelry. \With enminunt
good taste the ieople (.f M1ontana
tirurned down Senitor (':rter some
time since, and while we have noth
day5s ing to say with regard to) the wisdom
Cr, at of thtir choice of a urce:.,isr. 3 et it
woubli scarcely be positl)le for theml
to 1il( a smaller niani, or iione Seem
birth ingly possessie of tnmore iof the in
Ith is stintuts of the jackal than the Senator
at he whom they have ijut retired.
t h he l Sail-.on pulled diini tihe pIil
phy- lars of the Philistine plea)l.re house,
rrvel- he was generous enouhli to offer
over himself as a sacritice to hi. desire for
revenge: but Cartet of Montana, as
an act of malice pure and s im lie,
lator signalizes the close of an iguomiuious
political career by delib'jrately kill
out in a ineasure (if tilh' ivr greate.st
ut a importaiice to the welfare of a large
lie section of the couniitry. T'lie Rivers
table anti i lirors Dill was one of the inost
r ili,lort a ti imeasuilres that :illne tip for
Iver cli lerat:ion before lthe Conglress
by ahich y-,stierilay expired byIv coiistitur
tional limnilation. It con(lt pined pro
visions for miiintaning pullic works
the in i'onuiection with the rivers and liar
rld, lors of the country which arC of vital
i inipoirtance to the commnerce anii in
oil listry of the natin o;and at was o)ne
The of the few measures seriou.lV con
ugh t sidered by C(ongress which was not
d it of a secltional charat'ter.
The hill had Ipasseid the H1ouse by
that a large majority and bail it bee I
allowed ,to comle to a vote ill the Seln
ate there wo,uld have been no alppre- t
nher ciaile opposition to its fit al passage. t
has As ani act of pure cussednesstii ati(l
unadulteralted malevolence this sage S
on brl-h statetsnilu took the floor just
api- before the bill was put upin final
for passage and declared his intentioon to
_eral talk it to death. The hiiour for linal 1i
I be adjournmenit lbing ne-ar, nid l ieing "
Sppropriately assisted by tile rune- n
the gade Wellington, whom the people of v
Maryland have spewed iouit of their t
montllhs. Carter was enabtled to, hold
Fter the tloor andl to prevent a vote until I
the end of the session hdl arrived. k
In this act ,f malignity the Montana P
ugh jackal has intficted upon the curnntry
ack n ac't whi(ch is almost in the natuire st
cer- of a public calamity. 'and the whole ai
Scouintry will rejoice to know that he
awill now take his station in irivate
age life from which his evil Propensities to
red will be a matter of no concerni to the i
his I pilih c.
l'The killin, of this most implortant
bill simply because Mr. Carter was
rtes not able to load it down with an ir
amenldment which authorizedI a per- it:
sonal raid uplon th- e gover.riiiint
the treasury indlicates tihe clttcl)!itit0 that l
to tunny of thie llien in Iublic pa ition
entertained with regardt to the <itities
00 of statesimarnshill, ani it furniheis a
em strikinl atnd liainful examntle if the pO
on degeneracy of the age. Thie hbuliless yU
i of a senator or relireseetl:t tive. as s)
taught by the Hlanii n sc:hiol of pili- m
a ties, is priicipally to lidl wai I ntli
ng means to hreak into thIe nation's co
," stronrlg IIx: andti the inastirul', ,f a fri
mranl ''s stlates(uallulhi) i* galuged Ilv his wa
skill aiti sccless In the IIse of the th*l
i rcrnllig tile policy f thlie ciullitry
with regari(i tlt the i tn- r Ii rit,,i! oni
of constitilltion!al giiverlin.nt :arc fll
rs given hit little thoiught, ex-ct is Ih
theyll may hear lupoln lille plhln ti
justify ,rn ai propriati in, iniit in the Re
e" eVes of these legislative tInitilti the thire
ic powers and duties of Congress art - a
ill three-fold: ar
l'o priteht capital; tan
T'o tax th ie peolple; o
S To llot thie Treasury. ti re
e The man who is it rlit ScessfI l ill illl
a these three qualifications sit Ip iy of 1
thie Mark Hl:inna schlhl t (l f lit litihit i terl
Y the greatlest statesrlan aiii the ,ie-t Mr
IRe publicani anid chliil neilI, tv his whv
a faiilure tt mlleastre lp toithissitniil tii thie
j' in tihe attempt to iunshi through hi
Sniodest p)ersonal "'zriflt'" (tf l.lell gi
a p150.00t0 i()( or $c2t(.i,0, tt ;- to
Montana jackal in his linhit r:2'm,. Rel
- wreaked liti veieant-ce ruli thi in t
nation i)v defeattiig the Riveis airid hiil
eHarbors bill. -s-i
. . . tn e
ANOTIiER RAILP.OAD PRO- irt
JECT LOOMS UP. repi
l The Vicksbnrg Herald of Tuies.dtvi (tio
last has an article on a n-w rail ro:- Sen
projelt organizted in (lhi.i Clo last wa. ; .-nt
and we gi\-e thie artineI, belhw. rh,- Jl
Irer'll saysm that Ihere wnill he ins liille ''"
delay as posi)ile in hutijliug ih, road, Itie
which we hole will lie !done. If nt,,h- f:
In else, it malV bie i ti carn e of thel ti,
I Gould syndiate rushini their ii- , ,v
ji ctelt roall to a odnltion, which loks re
I the most feasible. Tile Her lh si d : s[, a'
t r Ilowa:ird ('ole of Inti -ityi, lwho is 'g
m n iIla etr of Ithe Hoit¢,-d C ,le . i t.ml\ Ini'tk
Comnrpuan". ha.. f, or ablilt a '.ltyt-r iti..t thur
I while worlkilug lip his lind initertt- anId u:ss
deals., teein luiietly mani uingi ' l aii, lans rectl
ifor the biuiling of a river linei of rotad it a.
from ViliSlll Ito L]-ker Pr >vitene. -,.
has long sreen the feasibilily- of such a Cap
project and hai talked thie muatter np
with hiis northern and west.rn visitors
LastI November Mr. A. T. Averiti. of Ihat
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, came do In for a aI
visit and in company with Mr. Cole b p
anrl Senator Wra. Murphy of Madison ablv
parirsh, nlnade al overlinl trip from G.'ee
Vidalia to Lake Providence. Mr. ev,eni
Arnfill was so mnch impressed with trip.
wiat lHe SaW rn his trip that, he he. 'i
cirtme tnmpresaed rhwith thn practicability
nihd the denltarabity fIr a r:tilat.r'
IReurnting to the north Mr. Avcril at Powr
-once set to work in the llatter, and wish I
SHIP. soon founrd many eapitalists who were
willing enough to invest in the enter
r of the Two weeks ago lMr. Cole was seen
defeat taking the midn:iht Valley train for
aid that ('hioano, and in response to an inquit v
of the fronm a r:'orter of The Herald retlnark
of d ''Nt just wt'. but I am 'oilng for a
el bh iittle irip to Chliago. :and h tin 1 ;'nme
caused iack ixili hale solmething of interest to
'e liver t - n"
He returned Sunday morning, ne.
d have -oni.',nii d by Senator Murph, and
nv im- was quite pleased to sa that the ."New
int, iI ()rh+,,w . N :;tclh -z & A l'kanl :su Rail
outi (''opine was fo'nd this pat
:uclh a w ,r k ins Chlic'ago, with $1,blJC0,(t.lU capi
s to be t.i."
n lr. Coole state that all prelinmaries
PP ', t of org:uiiz:l tin tihave hetl: fTeected and
blame "'" 'ic.'rs and directors elected as fol
put out President. A. T. Av,'rill. of Cedar
he haut R::ilt's. Ir wa ; Vie--l'rteslirnt, Cartl s
he J . of laynn. M: : Treasurer, E. J.
ie took ('. Haler., of ('id:,i' RI:pidth ; Secretary.
rtunity ioward l(' e" )irectors, A. T. Averill,
his ene- L G. Arlnstrong, Win. W. Hlazzard,
down I Flaunk. I,. . nweot. Ciultis .1. ,Judd. W.
viteh a I1 KhlI'ig. li,,n. J. E. RI.iu'ldell and
s were Iton %% m. lllrphy
tiniei it 'lh' li-t of SliieOl'iCerS to to h ' con.
lonta:a -tuc-tien siist'k l= a lg oneJ and 'hows
s,-ole thiatt -t, i'k i t lith- e'xt ent of ?!1.000 (l .,l
noth- a ia been -:iu scri'ed, and the artic'ls of
Wisdom it;i''lp'r:tion stilpulate th:at work shiall
et it leeun as soon is the survey is corn
et it p!td Mr. ('Cole taRed th-t survcv
r them ,i r will be in the field by the 15th of
eel t- this Io-nth. anit that two parties will
lie it'- , ,e cn -,r+d. yworking north and south,
lsenator i flll 'iT':lluiah towards Vidalia and
retired. l.aLe I',i t ildenCe.
lie pil- The doiic:ile oif the compary will
housl.e, be at 'ITilluliah, where oflices will he
offer erietr'ed, but in the nl'ma'ne hile, and
sire for pe'din comple'tion of the survey, Mr.
ia, as ('I t' as secret:'r, of the c,,mpany, will
iumple, contiue to hohl his office in the Car
i leus roll buibling.
v kill- u Mr. Cole stated that this is no spelu
.', ll- httiVt, vlenture in rcder to create a stop
• e ytt to (.:; ld or othert svuli'ates. blut that
i large the lcmpanv jnst formed will luilt.
ive'rs e.r',ip :iil n'i t; ti n i their own met'h' s
eln motiti r, ";load, s the' have ulnboundled
up for faith ii its i ','ees,
istitu- MORE A)OUTI TH RAILROAD,
wtorks 'The Vickhiurg Evening Post of Wed
id liar- ns ita i his ithe foll h 'wini to say' of
if vital ,'The New Orleans N:itchez & Arkan
nl in- sacs ailr'ii ' andt its projectors :
ts one 'l The New Ortilli. NS:tchez & Ark
con- aln-:> Rilroad' is tihe clharter name for
is not the inew inme to Ibe built oin th:e west
b'tak of the lMi-sissippi fromn Arkansas
eso by (Ciy to Viialtia, L.ini Oitll. T he nw
been line "will i.e ia ilit It) "ile, in lenc th,
SSen- :Se ii a n ill run over a level :awl mint fer
appre_ ti" cout trl It will sltrike L:ke Prvi
ssagei , (J it " and will er's.; the Q & C. Rail
s aindri i-l it T'alnlah, L .. .5. g ing direct
Ssag 11 soith trim ihrict to Vidalia, La, op
r jiust P -ite .:it 'hez.
Httii 'I I i i _ht if w ,va is tilin c m'lecurel.
lon to The sit Inmic party will 'be in the
tOiatl l ilte eoming "eek. Thet companyv
Inn h i c lpital of one million dhllars
Icing The work of c'1ts!to ln ~1'I, cIni
rt'neo- lnen as ooin as the location andi stir
ple of 'I y is completed. The promoters of
their the i'l:il are all mellni tif larfirge means.n
hold Mr. A. T Averill, of (Irdu Rapiles,
until Iowa. the president. is one1 of the best i
rivid. known mreta in the ['uitld Staites and is
ntana pos,'sIill of tlire niet .
ilitry The I.ouisiana anti Arkansas Con
attire structil n Co'nl':ln has beetn forned,
'hole and will bulilt the ioadl. Mr. Ioward
at hie C'ol, of this city, is tlhe Secretary of the
new l-bilro:'l ('ompliny.
iate A niitingll v ill be 1held in Natchez
sitie tomol row looking to activeI ov-Ileent
u the in rei:lirdi to the work I! Ii)iIpo,15d at
which lI'ri.idint Avertll. Secre'tary Cole
rtant andI the ('hif E'lngineer ill be pre'sent
was: 'l'hii- in:i, will be of gr 'eat 'import
i an anice to Loui-ianla. It now seems that
per- its c nstrnllr tion is a ce'rtainty.
ilit'ij Mr. ('il 0111 Prtsidlent A'erinl and
that tilthe Chieft En<inceerhi:ia gone to Natch
itis a The special Wasbinoton corres
thei pondent of the New Orleans Pica
eiss yune of Friday last, says that the
,is special ill introdluced Iby Congress
1,li- man J. E. Ransdell, authorizng the
cn's construction of a bridtte across Red
hf a river hby the 'l'exs and Pacific Rail
his way, passed. 'The special Ielow shows -
ithe that Congressmans Ransdell is a
I- i worker, iand that when he starts in a
on anytlhinrg hIe is generallyv success
re Lfull and don,'t let ithe trail get cold.
t is Ihe special ,I) s5:
ltl TIhe house anlli senate have passed
l Re ipresentltive Ransdells bill au- St
tie thorizing tIhe T'exas andll Pacific Rail- a:t 3
are way Compan\' to construl't a bridtlge Stcan
across Pedi river, in Loui~siana, be- at 3 U
tween Turnbu!l's island anrid the Fir
mouth. IThlie pi:aage of this meas-ithrou
ire within thliirt -six Ithours after its '
lin illtroduction, iand so near the close
"I' 'of the session, shows remarkable en
; terprise on the part of its author, Mr
"'et Mr. Ransdell, and Judce l)avey, wile,
Iis ho had it reported favorably from asid is
'"i the committee. vist it
hi \\'lien a reqliest was mad(e for this Rson ii
1n' legilsition. ceneral d\ vice was given ing fr
h., to wait until tlihe next congress. Ne
" Rl'epresentattive R.andIell. however, inien
iht in whose distIrict the hrillge is to he gainiz
"it u ilt, thontigt lie milght. with the staea
is-istance of the deletgation, get the an
lieasure throih. andl imtnediately pegase
;set to work. Heealled on the chief Capti
0- of engineers, who lromini.ed to get a sonme
repirt as quickly as Ipossilie from home.
llhe ('ilgineer Iflice it chiarge of the severa
i red river district. Next lie intro- March
it luced the iill in tie lhoulse, and had We
:, Setliator McEtleryv ittrodtlce it in the above
I'K' elnate. Judge I)aveV, who is the Smith
i'h, J ,tlisiiana menbr of the Hose: Pr
lr 'innitiiitlee on interstate and foreign it Pr
i ctunerce. ha.d a special iaeeting of last, le
! ithe coinlitee called. whiic'h madle a day.
h- fa\vorathle report, antd authorized Ihim and ha
tlhe iit call the mneasure op. Judge he bsh1
Irnr- O'ney asked Sleaker Henderson to dence,
ks rec anize M r. Ransdell, hot the lace s
': sll aker said it was customary to re
i ('" ,iize the menmbher of a committee years.
t\ U'iking the relport itistead of the au- -
s thllr. The senate was the first to
nd pass: the hill. airl as soon as it was
us ree'lvel by the house thlis afternoon
ad :t I as taken up and passHed. Sadd
a COpt. Joe. Powers Purchases plantat
the S'teamer Natchez. low pri
Vi'ckxburg Post: It is stated here Asbh
SIthat ''aptain J. J. Powers has secured high. h
le uab.-lute control of the stetamer Natchez conforn
by purchase, and that she will prob- colts ar
n ably leave New Orleans 'Thnr'iday for horses.
i G'eenville, passing this point Saturday horse, t
Sevening, makilng the Snaturday mail breed ti
'hits means that we will bare a New
I.Or't'nus packet the year rolund. Capt. Ir Ot
t Powers is a popular gentleman, and we the beat
! I wish him success with the "lug l'jun." Levy's.
I March 15th, we
will receive our
rH aSpring and
J. Summer Goods
Of all descriptions
for your Inspection.
This date is soon enough for SPRING GOODS
and we advise all to wait for our Stock,
bought in Northern Markets.
WE MAVUE BOUGHT A COMPLETE LINE OF
n i IN EUERY DEPARTMENT.
WE WILL MAVE THE
ll LARGEST ASSORTMENT,
AND LOWEST PRICES.
be See our stock of fine Shoes, for
Ladies and Gentlenen.
J. N. HILL sO.
IS NOW OPEN FOR
~-~ The Largest Line and Finest Selectlons.A
J. S. XIILLIKIN.
J. J, POWERS, Pres, A, F, NIMTZ. Vice Pres. T, O. BRIERLY, Secty,
Vicksburg & Greenville Packet Co.,
iSteamers BELLE OF TIlE BENDS, ANNIE
- LAURIE and RUTH
Steamer Belle of the Bends leaves Vicksburg every Monday and Thursday
at 3 p. in .:returning, leaves Greenville every Tuesday and Friday.
Steamer Annie La urio 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 li hted
hroughout with electricity. Lights in every stateroom. Cusine unsurpassed.
YANCEY BELL, Agent.
Mr. S. W. Smith and hie charming ST1. JAMEIS A. M.E. CHURC.
r, Mr. S. W. Smith and his charming
wife, formerly Miss Louaunie Baker,
n and Miss Clara Baker, of Arcadia. are
visiting the home of Col. J. W. Nichol.
Sson in this city The party is return
) ing from a visit to the Carnival in
New Orleans. Mr. Smith is a prom
inent banker of Arcadia and has or
Sganized already three banks in this
! State. One at Arcadia, at Leesville
e and at Lake Providence. He is now
e organizing one at Winufield. Hle ex
presses himself as pleased with the,
' Capital and stated that he wished
a sonme day to make Baton Rouge his
n home. They will remain here for
e Reveral days.-Baton Rouge Truth,
- March 1st.
We take pleasure in copying the
above personal from the Truth. Mr.
Smith and his wife and child arrived
in Providence on Sunday morning
last, leaving for their home on Thurs.
day. He is a popular gentleman
and has many friends here, who think
i he should try and sett!e down in Provi
dence, a town that will outstrip many
places in our State in the next few
Saddle and harness Stallion, will
make the season of 1901, at Gossyppia -
plantation, near Ptlcher's Point, at the a
low price of TEN DOLLARS to insure.
Ashby is a light sorrel, 16 hands
high. heavy main and tail, of good
conformation. finish and style. Ashhy
colts are both fine saddle and harness
horses. To admirers of the gaited
horse, this is a good opportunity to M
breed their mares and get No. 1 stock. 9'
GEO. S. OWEN.
If you wan't to save money wait for d!
the beautiful line of spring goods at
[ ST. JAMES A. M.E. CHURCH.
. SUNDAY SEVICES
9 a. m.-Sunday school.
11 a. m.-Preaching.
, p. n.-t lass Meeting.
m p. m.--l'reaching.
.RE V. J. L. ELBERT, P. C.
S. FULGUM, S. 5- Supt.
For Sale or Exchange.
Homes for farmers, blacksmiths, luer
chants and others. Lots Gixl5( tfeet for
ii50. Will also trade for horses. mules,
cattle. corn or land. ilies of levee for cat
tie to pasture on. a beautiful lake. store.
church and school near by. House anld
land at reasonable prices. All on Alpha
plantation, eight miles from Lake lrovi
,dence. La.. and three nliles from the Missis
sippi river. Address.
DR. R. W. SEAT,
No. 7036 Magazine street. New Orleans. La.,
or C. I. EGELLY,
Lake Providence. La.
Dde. 22, 1900.
The best perecription for chills
Groves Tasteless Chill Tonic. No cure
no pay. For sale at Gueuard's drug
is still in Business
and continues to handle the finest
Beef, Pork and Mutton.
Your patronage is respectfully asked
and satisfaction guaranteed.
"'°Shop right across the street
from the old Whittington Stable.
In last week's issue of the Banner-Demo
crat there appeared a card above our sig
natures extending our thanks to Mir. and
Mrs. J. W. Dunn for the kind favors shown
us during our confinement in the parish
jail. We take this opportunity of thanking
also those in the community who remem
bered us in many ways during our confine
ment, and we assure them that what they
d!d for us will not be forgotten soon.
Friends in need are friends Indeed.
GEORGE II. SMITI .
/- @GE:ORG E: AS H'3B n DG E
STir-E ONLY COMPLETE .
CiROCERY STOCK IN TOWN.
!HFay, Corn, Cats, Bran and Ship Stuff.
Planting Potatoes, Onion Seths, Garden Seed.
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rAX LEV Y,
Lace and Levrc Sts.,
Lake Provide 1ce, La.
GENTS' - FURNIS IING .- GOODS.
The Firnest Line of Clothing Car
* ried in the City. *
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
and Hunting Coats.
CAM'1OT BE SUR A:FED.
Call on me Before Purchasing Eisewhere.
A. D. & S. SPENGLER, AGTS.,
.. ......... VICsBUaG, MI s..........
8ash. Doors, Blinds, Stain-work, Interior Finish,
and All Building Material.
Cheapest Place in the South. Write for prices befpre parohbalng elsewhere.
W. B. THOMPSON. P. L. MaAY.
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants t
NO. 808 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, :Louisana.
Information for th e
YAZOO & MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
SCIEDULE EFFECTIVE NOON
JANUARY 2sth, 1900.
No. 23-Leave Memphis 9:00 a. Im.
y A 'ri te Vickshtur, 7:0 p. tm.
No. 5-Leave MA.lmhis 7:35 u. in.
Arrive Vicksiur., :1 :. 1' m.
N. 5-Leav ,', Vickslurl r: ) a. 1m.
0 Arrive Nw Ori()lcas 9:1o a. i.
. No. 21-Leave Vicklrtr 7:15 a. m.
Arrives New ()rleas 5:51) p. m.
No 24-Leave Vewk~.bur< 7:15 n. m.
Arrive lMe,mphis 5::35 p. m.
No. 6--Leave NOw Orleans 4: p. 1 .
Arrive Viekshr, 11:25 p. n.
No, 6-Leave Vickslur,, 11:30 p. m.
Arrive 1, nipl,is 6:30 a to.
No. 22--Leave Nwv Orlats , 1:4;.:m. .
Arrive Vic':Klburg 7:05 p im.
VICKSBURG AND Gt(EENVILLE
ACCOMIM ODA'ITI) N.
Leave Vicksburg 4:20 p. m., arrive
at Greenville 8:20 p. m.
SLeave Greenuville 6 a. m.; arrive at
,Viekshnrl 10:0)0 a. en.
For further information apply to
A Q. PEAR'E,
C. P. & T. A.. Viek,~burg. Miss.
JNO A. SCO()'I T,
Div'n. I'~ss'r. Ai't. Memphis, Tenn.
S/,,- - - - .
Lake Providence - L
Keeps on hand a large assortment or f
Burial Caskets, New, Plain and Ornma
mental Metallic Cases and Wooden
Coffins Made and Trimmed to Ordet
Lapril 1. f -9-1ºi;I
- Lake St reet,
W .1H. M ABE ............ Proprietor
Ufp-to-date workt !
at Popillr 1Prices.
jatronage Solicited. %V
Az.ehf r. r Mer-.1, n :. +,. r
SQueen & Crescent
The Best Line
-%Torth , and. E-ast.
Th- Summer Tourist's favorite
ine via Lookout Mountain.
GEO. II. SM?' 1, , G. P. A.,
New Orleans, La.
W. STO.MS. ASST. G. P. A.,
New Orleansi. Ln.
ý .B TRnnE NI.,Ks
A ' . mp :, T wit1ru a.o s n o 1 T t Mr." :
( & Co.ew 0 New York
Brach Of`fic. 625 1 i ?t.. W ashlantot. D. C.
Memphis a~nd Vicksburg
For Lake Providence, Greenville,
Arkansas City and All Way
.Ed. Nowland, Jr........ ..Master
,J7e IPonstal. ............. ......Clerk S
WA. R ! inn, Traveling Representative
. T uavs Meem phjs every I
. Tuesday at , p. m .
V'iii ?eave Memphis EVERY Ts e
dayt at 5 m. until further notice. t
13. M. KENN EDY,
Like Providence, La.T,
WILL PRACTICE IN v
ALL ITHE (','U iiS
Vi ha: is d Confederate Veteran?
ThIi deliuition of a Con:federate Vet
ic-ra:n Iay h'r 'e vert crncisely rind beauti
fully lv; ht ,i;odie R. L. Rodgers,
;he l i ,,l hi;-t oriti of the tC. V. A., of
1IlllloIu coutint.. (;tGeorgia. as follows:
I in rking .i : ceronllrlt of ourselves
: Cofr fet: -rate r tt a: l whe need not
spernlate abaut the tfacts before the
Si\r. A\ Cntnfederate vet-ran was not
' f.c! I of, re the wtar. We frequently
hi-:nr the thiings wiceh texitld ·before
," ,,,ne l,,,o!le were rich tb-f,,re the
:1'. S neu eple t rl e n s lars i' efre
thi t irr. S-'rtru :..' were born and
ii\ed beflou the wnr h t har nwirt living
yt. LThere weret govr'ors senators,
judiges anrid 'mititia majors' but never
wa:s I (Confederate \eti ran' before the
-A C onftedr:r te vet!,ran is to-day a
uni1ue i;go re ill life, o, l "ili ever be
utnqln' ii i hirtr,:y.
'lUniqui ? Y,,s, si': thatisthesingle
wo)r'd which m;ta deline hiiu. signifying
i l , ilpar rai le t :t xr:o '!
Nothing e-ii. antl nolodti else on
earlth to it::v iQ like a Conifedr:eate vet
verea 1II, is i:n et lutiln of a revolu
xi ti t-- a relic of the -Lost Cause.'
"'i:i tl,e ,orriowr rind ruini s of his de
f At hit e ltandsr lile . titp.lefon grand,
g";,,nt ai:ld pt-cliar-, tlough the vet
':to i. not t aniv ieatils a fossil.
A Cronferderate veteran to-dayv is a
livih tand active factor in ptulite
e'.lts. Coling a as resulit or pro
tuct of the war, Ihe is grand in his
Ilrihcli courage-, glouIyi iii defeat and
wiitk of tortiune, ald pec'tuliar in being
ditouv ilt ti own generationr. Ilav
l,,g (, t predrecsst"r of his kind, he like
%se ( a ln h ve r noi si (essr)l'.
' A C(oif'derate ietelran' is a rark
lanti ptisition of 'listitiiton It is aill hon
or wiirci 11no power oil earth can take
'"(Confederate veterans are one by
onle passing raya': , and as each goes
ilIt we gather 'It the bier to give a
tinsl farewell, to drop a tear its we
listei to Ihe t dull thud of the clods up
) oi the collin. and are r-e[lnded of the
fact that we are one less ill our num
-Fewer and( fewer they become as
we leave them in their graves, and we
feel sad to contemplempte that soon the
list one must go from earth, and then
there can never be another 'Coofed
'"The last one must be the Inast of the
kind. Holding iirimyi and conscien.
Stiorsilv as we dio yet to the corrrrectness
iof the principles for which we fought.
ill our defeat tiere mniust ever be with
uis ia sllhladov of that hieavy sorrow
whicih never flitting, still is sitting,
Sstill is sitting,' in ou: households; but
we may take such consolation inl our
,Lost Cause' as we may find in prnis.
inr the talor antld cherishing the menr.
ories of those who died to make it
other wise, and re:dalng to conscious
ness in those who yet live of having
done their duty as well and as fully as
'-Giving honor to wbom honor is
due, too much praise cannot be given
to our braves who diert in the din of
battles yieldling up dear life as a holy
s:criiliee to the principies of freedom
for which they contended ansd in which
they hlonestly and conscientiously be
lieved thev'were right.
*.Ave, indeed they were right! It
was the right they dared to defe-nd and
maintain, and for which they died
w illingiy with an approving conscience,
sealed with their blood, and sauctioned
in highr heaven.
"Oh. if there he on this sphere
A boon. an offering heaven holds dear,
'Tis the last libation Liberty draws
From the heart that bleeds and breakLs i
One of the Causes.
The News has several times of late
sp)kenI of varrancy among the negroes
and insisted ilron a rigid enforcemeonrnt
of the vagrant laws. beligying such en
forcerment would help solve thIe labor
troubles in this city, anrd in the end
benefit the negroe . Theiir enforcement
will be of practical advantage to these
colored people who are striving to lift
up their race to a hiIher stanidard of
cttizen.liip llr save thirer from the
onlr::ges of vigilant comirittees who
wvill unlertake to rectify matters if va
grancy continues to increase here
-To a certirn extent some w,-ite peo
I pi!e are responsile for trilliagness and
virag theny amig the negroes. They
hire them, u-ake them work, maltreat
theim and then do rnot I)pay them. Nine
out of eiverv ten persons will work if
rthcy are satisfied of fair treatment and
thl:it their wlges will be paid them
The News dores not believe in social
equlity, cot a tit of it. between the
' r:ces. but it telieves in fairness-that
:iall anii, of whiatever color, shuld be
tlr'a:teld iight,. and If certain white peo
ple will uio right by the negroes, negro
labor will Ibecetme more plentiful and
Smorce dreibtle and more reliabie. No
oie can larime a person, white or black,
Sfrom rl-avinri an eripllir, er if he thinks
Ihe will be ill treated and cheated.
Fiirress should be the rule in dealings
Ibetwven man nand man. and if this rule
is adhered to, mnuch of the vagrancy
aRnl unrr.liability of the negro will
disapplear.-Monroe Es\erring News.
TO THE PUBLIC.
By waiting you will get what you
want. We have bought the largest
Iand hands,nmest stock of spring and
summier goods ever seen in Provi
dence. our big stock arr\iving on the
15th of the present mnonth. If you
want to get the latest :indi up-to-date
stlis irn ,irn-s oods,. mnilline-, notions
andi all ' her lt'ri,,g goods, wait until
then. You will save monoey by calling.
All persons indebted to the sneeesslon of
the latip d. ID. Tompkina will pieie settle
with the runderignued: and all persons
having elaims agrinat lhe s:tnme. lFl please
present therm tor ackiiowvledgLement.
F. R. BERN.ARD. Executor
La.e Pi'rovi fence, tLa.. March 9,1001.