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PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT
LAKE PROVIDENCE. LA.
JAMES N. TURNER.
Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION : $200 PER YEAR.
Saturday, January 18, 1902,
Fifth District Levee Board.
Regular meeting4 serondt Weinesiday'e
I r s Inuiry. April July, and O tutoler, at
A large delegatiol of the jlromin
etit citizens of St. J,sePh, arrived
in Vicksburg l:)t WVldnesday to
consult with r:ajor Gordon, chief
engineer of the new Gnulni railroad,
as to chanivr.g the lie of road, as
it is now laid out. so as to run near
er the town of St. .Jos- lh. The
line is three miles from the town,
and by increawing its length less
than three miles, it can he brought
within half a mile of thea place.
Major Gordon went to St. Joseph
with the delegation of citizens, who
assured the gentlemen that he would
do his utmost for themt. If the
road should be built three pilbe
from the town, ten chances to one
the town wouli be ruined by it; and
it is exactly the same with Lake
Providence. If the 'Goalds sheuld.
build on the back line, whioh is
eight or ten miles froma our town,
and about the same dietnace from~
the river plantations, it would not
only cripple the town, but every
plantation on the front would stafer,
and plantation owners ought to
know enough to see it. If the
railroad should build on the back
survey, new places would be opened
up and the labor on the front places
wIa, ld not be long in moving to the
back country. Wherever you see
a railroad you will always see ,len.
ty of labor, and those persons who
are kicking about giving the rights
of way know this. We are glad to
say that everything points to the
front line being built, and the ciii
zr.ns of the town and parish are in
accord with one another that where
the one or two rights of way have
been refused that it will not cost
the railroad company one cent.
This is all the complany asks, and
we believe the front line is assured.
We hope the citizens of St. Jos
eph will be successful in getting the
road built through their town.
The Vicksburg Herali reporter had
a chat with Mr. Howard Cole on Wed
nesdaly last about theGOultl road. He
said : 'I had a talk by long distance
telpone with Mr. Bob Snyder today."
said Mr. Cole, "and he says the pros
pects for the road are as bright as
could be expected. Mr. Gordon. the
engineer, is down there, or was a
couple of days ago. and had a very
satisfactory intervie.v with the Tensas
S eople, I believe they will f,,llow the
Ine se lected by Mr. Averill's party. or
what is known as the inside line, which
will bring the road nearer St. Joseph.
I believe that the parish officials and
police jury will give the necessary right
of wat, the same as was done by.thesdce
of Mad:ison parish and of E:ist Car
roll. and that the pro,,spects for the
railorad grow brighter ,very day."
The Union Station at St. Louis
is a great place, and to one who Iars
not seen it and the great throngs of
people who are always to be found
there, it is quite a night. Four
hundlred passenger trains leaves the
Union Station every day.
'Thu town of Rogers, in Aruansas,
shipped during the season of 1901,
$25,000 worth of strawberries ad
$10o,000 worth of peaches, while the
shipment of green apples f'om this
point amonuted to over $125,000;
and from the whole oounty the ship
mnent of the apple crop to date is
estimated at #8sO,000.
Senator McEuery is said to be a
great friend ot Wimberly, and it is
reported that through has infntence
with the President that Wimberly
holls his job. It is further said
that the Senator's son and other kin
folks, who are holding ofise under
Wimnberly, draw $14,000 a year i,
salaries. This is..the milk in the
The Little Rock Gasette sayt
'"the Arkansas valley is the beat
place in the world for practical
farmining-the man who farms.
Take Dean Adams as an example
For several years past he was in
town. Last year he moved down
in the valley below the city. et
took fifty acres. In February he
planted it in potatoes, and in Apri
be planted cotton between the rows
of potatoes. He sold the p)o
in bulk for $*t900 and to-day he
is selling the cotton, forty-five bales,
for an equal - sea. He realized
-s,800 on ifty ·ansr f lad~tt.
ineoue· d oyeps.@t i ·h. . ** i*
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TAX SALE D[CISION.
Just.i N. ('. B anchard of the
Suprehie Court, banded down last
Friday one of the mos4 important
deoibens rteinleyed by the Supreme
Cort for yearn; which we publish
below in full. This decision sets at
Sest the question of tax titles, and
here in Eait Carroll toe d ecisii,, It
of great moment, for the reason
that thonuandi s of acres of laud in
the i.country is held by tax-title only,
which has caused investors to be
backward in buying land and also
a law suit. But now that this ques
tion has been dec(ided by the high
est court, which dlecisioni covers all
the poin)ts as to the lands in East
'Carro,ll l,,rchaed at lax sale, the
lanil will Dow b.comile morte valuable
and there will lie foulnd ready and
anxious purcthasers for it.
'I he opinion is as follows
,J. T'I t'anthr vs the Heirs of Peter
Williams - Appeal frotm thte Fifteenth
,Judicial I) st i i't, paris~ of Calcasieu :
W tini .;d h c.
Peter Willi:iiis acquire'd under the
..hottit-tetid" act ,f Conifieis the s,,uth
heast tua:trttr of ;ection I1 , tow ship 10
sonth. range 12 wct, situated in the
parils of C:alcasieu.
P'ai:ent therefor issued to him ont
Sept 15. 1880.
lie f:tilid to pay taxes acsessed there
on for the year 1842, andt the pr,,ol-rty
was sold in satisfaciion thereof in lac.
1883, and hought I, S A. Fairchild. to
whom the tax collector made fotrmal
title. which wvns planced of record in
Caleasietu parish on June 14. 1883
Leon :ail II. Blum recovered a
judgment against Fairchildi and i ex
ecution thereof the sheritff seized the
land in question as thie iro.perty of
Fairchilld; and after the proceedings
had adjludicated the same in I)eeem
her. 11893, to the Leoni and 1i. Blum
Land Cotn pany.
Suits quenttlyv. to-wit : in Septem
ber. I18it, thel Leon and II. Blium Lan 1
C,"mpanv conve ,ltedl the land, with oth
er lands, to W. L. Fairchi ld. tand the
latter, inl Marcth, 1898. coivested the
saie to S. .lrx :and Aaront Blmin.
Marx d Blut H in turn conve'edI
the laiid. in April, 1901, to the plaintiff
herein. J. T Cantter.
These several acts of sale appear to
have been duly andll seasoii:laly reg
istered in tie convevance reie rds of
the parish of Calhasieu, artd, it would
isenl, the poses-itn of the land ac
compinied tile :ICts of traisfer.
In June followiing his aciqisition of
the title, Cantiter brlought the present I
action to confirnm the title, to which
he hIoldts, traces hback.
It is broulght uiinder the authority iof
the seconid ,paragrapit of Art. 233 of
the Conustitution of 1898 anlld Set. 3 of
Act 191 of the Acts of 1898-which act
was designated to carry into effect the
article ,of the Constitution.
D)efendatts :ire the sole heirs of Peter
Williams, who had acquired the land
undtler the honiestead law. Peter Wil
liams, it seems, left the parish of Cal
casie, remioved to the. City of New Or
leans. biencame a resident there, died
there, his succtession was opened there
antd his heirs were recognized andi sent
into possession of his estate by judg
ment of the District Court tt'ere, rend
iredl in 1897.
lThis judgmenlllt sending into posses
sion, specities the property coustitu
ting the estate, with reterc-nce to which
it (the judgmenru t) was to he operated,
and the land inl qiustion in this suit is
not mentioned or referred to.
Friom 1883 to the tinme of the institu
tion af. the suit, therefore,. it would
seeni that neither Peter Williams nor
his heirs have laid claim to the land,
iior paid taxes thereon.
Art 223 of the Constitution declares
that no sale of property for taxes., made
prior to the adoption of that instru
nment, shall Ite set aside for any cniuse.
except on proof of duel assessmtlent, or
of payment of taxes for which tlhe
property wss sold prior to the date of
,ale, unless the proceeldings to annul is
instituted within three years from the
adoption of the Constitution.
Amuong the ,lefennes set up is not
found tlihat of dual assessenrnt of tihe
)ropertty, nor that of payment of taxe s,
for whiel the property was sold. prior
to the date of sale.
As to other caunes or grotundis exist
ent for setting aside the tax title. we tdo
not hind that any troceeding to annul
was institut id within three years of tihe
adoptitn of the Conrstitutiti
Viewing the vari(nls defenses set up
herein; in bar of plaintiff's demand for
thie coifirma:tlion of Ihe tax title undter
which lie claims.a as a pioceeding to
alnul.i " thev cannltot be entertainedl, fir
they are asserted toot late. This suit i
was filedt miore than thlree years 'ft.?C
the adtoptiont of the ('oinstiititon. As
nagainst then,. the pre-eniptin or pr
Iscription of the Constitution is in
That provision of the Contistitution
was intended to have the effect of a
Sstatute of repose. After thle I:pse pf the
threte years from the adtoption of the
Consitntion the party in possession
under his tax title. duly recordted. can
inot be disturbed except for the ttwo
.cautses mlettiotted in A.ri. -233-that of
dutlal ases~ment and thalt of antecedent
pa'yment of taxes. Certainly, the claim
ant owner iout of possession, as here,
cannlot be heard to urge other caiuses
for setting aside the atdverse tax title or
preventing its confirmation.
r Judgment affirmed.
A Prominent Chloqgo Woman Speaks.
Prof. lRoixa TyIlrr, of Chicago, Vics.
Preideut Illinois Woinma,'s Alliance, iln
speaking of Chamberliu's Cough
Remedy, say': "I suffered with a
severe cold this winter which threat-.
stnd lo ru into pneumonia. I tried
different remedies but I seemned to
Sgrow woree and the medicine upset
I my stomach A frientid advised me to
e try Chamberlalu's Coigh Remetdy and
SI found it was pleasant to take aind it
relieved me at once. I ant now entire
Sly recovered, savetd a doctor's bill, time
and suffering, and I will never be with.
out tbl' spleudid medleine agail."
For sale by J.. S. "uenard, druggiat.
A GOOI SIGN
" It's tfme you gave attention to real
bstate investment. Property contin
bes to advance, and it pays to boy d-e.
jirable property ou a rising market.
e know they will be a good invest
ut. We know we -ean fit the terms
iid amonot 6f youear requiremeints.
* J. HAMLEY REAL E'STATEl
- ' AGENCY.
We will slll je a Hat for a"
jive au a calel.+ - will Iigve
Fifth District Levee Board Pro
Delta, la., Wednesday. Jain. 8, 1901.
At a regular meeting of the Beard of
Commissionl for the Fifth Looilsana
Levee Qistroet held at Delta. La. l this
day. there were prelsent:
.1. '1. lMcClellatn, president; W. H.
Ward. M1adiso n p:rish.
E. J. Hamley, East Carroll parish.
G. C. G(;oldman, Teneas parish.
B. B. Parham, J. 11. Lambdiu, Con
A- T. Lane. secretary.
Absent: C. C. Cordill of Tensas
and! W. H. Benjamin of East Carroll
A quorum being present, the board
proceeded to business a follows ;
On motion of Mr. Goldman, the
reading of minutes of previous meet
ing was dispensed with.
Reports of president and secretary
and Iboard of state engineers were re
c'eived. read andl ordered filed.
Report of committee heretofore ap
ld ifted to negotiate sale of tifty-venr
5 per cent bonds was received and read
when, on motion of Comunlmssioner Par
ham. the fellowintg preamble and reso.
luiion was adoptetd :
Whereas. The committee heretofore
appointed to negotiate the sale of fifty
year 5 per cent bonds of the board has
made tts report of the sale on the 16th
day of l)ccetmber. A D. 1901, of bonds
numbered from 257 to 4i1 hoth inclu
sive of the denomination of $1000 each.
aggregating ($175,U0) one hundred
and sevent\-tive thlunsanttdollars at aln
average price of 109 25 as is fully
shown by process verbal recorded int
minute book of the board folio 282.
Ba it resolved. That the action of
said committes and the sale of said
bonds he and the same is hereby ap
proved and ratified by this board. Be
Resolved. That the committee is con
tinned in power for the purpose of
making sale of fifty year 5 per cent
bonds amounting to ($69.000) sixty
nine thoausand dollars to be matde in
the vear 1902.
On motion of Mr. Hamley, the tfo.
lowing resolution was adlopted:
R.suolved. That the action of the
presidenat of this board inl attending the
I oonference of.the various levee boards
o(f the Mis-issippi Delta held at New
Orleans. La.. on Novenmber -. 1901.
I end the :agreemnent as to assessment aof
this board at $700 per . annum for the
purpose of keeping a special levee rep
resentative at Washington, he anti the
s:ame is hereby approved and ratitlid.
Be it farther resolved. That the presi
dent is autthrizead to draw warrant for
$700 per annnnm in favor of the Inter
state \lissdtstp)pt River Improvement
and Levee Association for use as above
On motion of NMr. Goldman, the fol
lowing resolution was adopted:
Resolvedl. That the president of this
hboard and Major H B. Richardson,
chief state engineer, are requested to
attend meeting of the Mississippi River
Commission and sessions of aivers and
Their bxpenses to be paid by this
The bill of Charles H. llester for tax
es paid by error was presented.
When on motion of Mr. Lamhdin the
presidet was authorized to draw war
rant in favor of said HIleter for taxes
of 1898, 1899 and 1900 paid by him on
160 acres of land which had been er
roniously assessed to hlim and on which
taxes h:tl also been paid by Mrs. Sur
gett. the real owner of the prlwperty, on
presentation to him of certiticates
showing amount of said taxes.
On motion the board adjourned to
date of next regular meeting, second
Wednesday of April, 1902.
J. T. M'CI.ELLAN, President.
A. T. LANE, Secretary.
The Pay of Congressmen.
St. Louis Mirror: In some quar
ters tihere has been inaugurated an
agitation in Iiehialf of better pay for
Senators ant Congresstnen. The ar
gument in support of the agitation is
that, if those public servante were
better paid they would be less open
to inducemients to favor private in
tereets antd there would be fewer of
them retained as lawyers on salary
for great carpaorations. 'I'here is
something in the argument, but not
so much as many persoins imagine.
In the first place it is not at all cer
tatn that so many Congressmen, as
we are tolh, are venal. The mem
hership will probably average up as
well in honesty and integrity as any
similar number of men that might be
gathered together. It is not certain
that the average Congressman who
would not bIe lhonest on $5.000 per
year would blie hinest on $10,000 a
year. It is not certain that the
wealthier Congressmten and Senators
are more honest than the poorer
members. The question must re
solve itself down to one of whether
the pay is adequate for the service
rendered. Wouhld a Cougressman,
generally, he able to earn more in
iis private business than he does as
a servant of the peoplle? The edlitor
tf the Mirror is inclined to think
that the arerage member of Con
prees wutl, earn more if he devoted
himself to his private affairs. Tak
ing tone cotnsideration with another,
$5.000 a year is not a great salary
for a man who is flt to be in Congresse,
anld if he eks out a little more on
milenne and clerk hire by appointing
Sa memner u: hij family as clerk, the
saiu total of his revenue is not great.
A membem r if Congress in either
branch has many calls upon him for
exlaeniture throut h living in Wash
ington and, probably, maintaing a
house at home. Then his election
cost him something that makes a hole
in his salary, hIe he never so careful
to keep within the law's limit of
election expenses. The salary of a
Congressman, at present, is not
large, considering his position anti
the increased cost of living in ac
cordance with that position. The
proposal to increase the l)aV of the
people's representatives is one, upon
Sthe whole, deserving of support.
The Lhdies' Guild of Grace Chrceh
desire to express their deep appreei.
ation to tile kind frienids who so ably
assitead them by their gifts, in making
Stheir New Yealr's dinner a snccess.
MRas. G.O. F. BLACKBURN.
MRs. PRANK RITERLEY.
v ice President.
Mls. F. R. BEPNARD.
Sect' anid Treaw,
"A New York niman is trvinp to start
a new religion which was retealed to a
typewriter in a tre.tm."'
SI wo,,tler it l.a wife knows albout
it?'--Chic'a; o RIccurd Utra;d.
THE REMAIMDER OF OUR
WILL BE SOLD AT
COST, COST, COST.
Our entire Stock of Winter Goods, conslstlng of
Overcoats, Clothing, Fine Capes, Fine Jackets,
Ladles' and Gent's Underwear, Dress Goods and
everythlng else will go at Cost.
WE DO TiIS TO MAKE ROOM FOR OUR
SPRING AND SUMMER STOCK.
DON'T MISS T/HE SALE TNAT IS KOWl
We carry only the first grade of Shoes for both
Ladies' and Gentlemen.
See us for Sewing Machines.
J.. S. MILLIKIN.
Y. & M. V. R, R. COMPANY,
Schedule of Passenger Trains.
EFFECTIVE NOON, DECEMBER 8tb, 1901.
-LEAVE- -ARR IVE
No. 26, New Orlease 10:25 p. ~a Vickshburg, 6:45 a. m.
Vickshurg, - 7:30 a. m. Memphis, 4:30) p. m.
No. 6, New Orleans, 4:00 p. m. Vickshurg, 12:15 a. m.
Vicksburg, - 12:20 a. inm. Memphis, 7:15 a. m.
No. 36, Vicksburg, - 3 p. inm. Greenville, 7:00 p. m.
-LFv-- -ARRIVE -
No. 23, Memphis, - 8:30 a. nm. Vicksburg, 6:05 p. m.
Vicksburg, - 9 ;30 p. m. . New Orleans, 6:00 a. m.
No. 5, Memphis, - 7:40 p. m. Vicksburg, 2:15 a. m.
Vlcksburg, - 2:25 a. m. NewOrleans. 9:55 a. m.
No. 21, Vickshurg, - 3:00 a. m. NewOrleans, 5:25 a. m.
No. 35, Greenville, - 6:00"a. m. Vicksburg, 10:00 a. m.
Sleeping Car service on 23 and 26 between New Orleans and Monroe. via
A. Q. PEARCE,. C. P. & T, A., Vicksburg, Miss,
L. F. MONTGOMERY, T. P. A., Jackson, Miss"
J. J. POWERS, Pres, A. F. NIMTZ. Vice Pres. T. 0. BRIERLY, Secty,
Vicksburg & Greenville Packet Co.,
Steamers BELLE O'l TIE BENDS, ANNIE
LAURIE and RU'T'l
Steamer Belle of the Bends leaves Vicksburg every Monday and Thursday
at 3 p. m.; returning, leaves Greenville every Tuesday and Friday.
Stearer Annie Laurie leaves Vcksburg every Wednesday and Saturday
at 3 p. m.; rcturniug. leaves Greenville every Tuesday and Sunday evening.
Firwr-class passenger and freight accomnmodations. Boate brilliantly lighted
throughout with electricity. Lights in every stateroom. Cusine unsurpassed.
YANCEY BELL. Agent.
Episcopal Church Notice;
During the year services will be held
in the Parish Church and Missions as
Lake Providence-Grace Church
Celebration of the Holy Communion
every Sunday at 7:30 a. m., and on the
1st Sunday at 11 a. m Morning and
evening prayer every Sunday at 11 a.
m., and 7 p. m., except the 3rd Sun
days when there will be no evening
service. Litany every Friday at 4 p. m.
'l'ransvlvania-All Saints Mission
Every 3rd Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Bunch's Bend-St. John's Mission
Every 2nd Sunday at 3:30 p: m. i
Mayersville-Holy Cross-Every let
Sunday at 7 1,. m.
Roberta School l)istrict-Every 4th
Sunday at 3:30 p. im..
Delta-St. Pauls'-Every. 3rd Tues
day and Ihe 5th Sunday.
F. O H. BOBERG,
Rector Grace Church.
This is how an accomplished society
reporter on a Dakota paper gives its
readers an idea of a soiree with a des
cription of the costumes worn by the
ladies of the party :
"Miss Mary Muorne, red frock, white
sack, and hair bunched; Miss Emma
Latrobe, yellow dre-s and high-heeled
slippers; Miss Marion Willonuhby,
some kind of thin stuff. white, and
tied up with blue tape, and hair friz
zled; liss Jennie Murchison. black
clothes and a feather in her hair; Miss
Ella Wexford, red hair, a gray suit, flat
in front and' stuck out behind; Miss
Pauline Tealey. higger'n a tub, and
dressed to the top branch-she had a
velvet outfit a mile long, and sixteen
rows of buttons on her gloves-hair
was a dead yellow, tied up like a bun,
and had a lot of vegetables in it; Miss
Florence Ross, green dress, fltppes
with velvet, and hoisted up at the side
with a white checkrein; Miss Vinne
llammersley, white net-work with red
streak, walked with a limp, and hair
An old German hadk a son-a baby
boy. He was anxious to know what
the child was going to become when he
grew up to be a man, what profession
he would follow, or trade or occupa
tion. -I know a plan," he said to his
wife one day. 'I-1 will try him. See
that table? I will get a Bible and a
dollar, and a bottle of whiskey, and
put them on the table. Then I will let
the boy come in. If he takes the Bible
he will be a preacher. If he takes the
dollar he will be a banker, If he takes
the whiskey he will be a drunkard.
The various articles were duly dis
played upon the table. The boy
wandered in after sometime, while the
old man and his Wife watched him
from a crack in the door. he went at
once to the table and looked it over a
moment carefully. Then be reached
for the dollar, slid it into. his pocket,
t-ok alwn the bottle of whiskey and
drink its contents, and marched off with
the Bible under his arm. The old
German turned to his wife: "-My
God. Gretchen, he's going to be a poli
BLOWN TO ATOMS.
The old idea that the body some
times needs a powerful, drastic, purga
tive pill has been exploded; for Dr.
King's New Life Pills, which are per
fectly harmless, gently stimulate liver
and bowels to expel poisonous matter,
cleanse the system and absolutely cure
Constipation and Sick Headache"
Only 25c at J. S. Guenard's drug store.
Miss Mary A. lill died at hre
home in Brooklyn, N. Y., last week
and her remains were laid to rest In
a cemetery at New Orleans last Sun
day. "Her funeral was with mili
tary honors because of her devotion
to the Confederate cause and her
services during the war and after,
to the Confederate soldiers, and the
oil veterans performed the last rites
with deep respect and veneration
down in their hearts and tears in
their eyes. It was a beautiful trib
ute to the memory of a noble wo
W. D. BELL and
C. W. SHROPSHIRE,
Physicians and Surgeons,
Calls answered promptly, day and
T. F. MONTGOMERY, P. H. LONG.
CIVIL ENGINEERS AND
Lake Providence, La.
Land lines and corners located and guar
anteed. Descriptions of land and timber
furnished. Levels and profiles fnr drainage.
aEstimates for embankments, ditching.
bridge building and pubic improvements
of all kinds. Sewerage of towns a specialty.
Railroad and all engineering work prompt
ly executed. Be-serveys of old towns and
maps of isme adjusted. Timber experts-
many yens experience.
Taken up by Joe Wells. Jr.. on Home
stead plantation. a light brown mare, 14
hands high, roached mane. two whitebhind
feet, a starin forehead and a little white
about the mouth. Owner eas gt same by
proving property and paying eharEJs-.
JOB W ELLI, J..
Take up on Tyrone platation January
let. one yelow cow with young calf, mark
ed swallow fork and Under bit in left ear,
and under slope in right ear. Also nse sed
and wbhte spotted keoter -ao .are aor
brand. Owner can get same by provfqg
1 pruperty and paying costs
,' ..U. .-oTroulM,
Jan. 14,19C2. Tyrone Phlatatluo.
IIA9 LE 4
t;s" end Levee t.
rake Providenoe, L.a.
GENTS' - FURNISHING - GODDS.
The Finest Line of Clothing Car
O nied in the City. •
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
and Hunting Coats
Trunks, Valises and Hand Bags.
CANNOT BE SURPASSED.
Call on me Before Purchasing Elsewhere.
W. B. THOMPSON. * P. L. MoOAI
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
NO. 808 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans, : : Louisiana.
THE BEER THAT MADE MILWAUKEE
For fifty years Schlitz beer has been brewed at Milwaukee. Frow
this city it goes to the remotest parts of the earth. The sun
never sets on Schlitz agencies. Civilizeda nen do not lihve where
Schlits beer is not standard. People now demand a beer that is
healthful, and that demand calls for Schlitz. Every barrel is
filtered-every bottle is sterilized. A beer that is pure is healthful.
That is Schlitz.
Every First Class place handles Schlitz.
oITY BARBER SHOP,
- Lake Street,
V .H. MABsN ............ Proprietor
at Popular Prices.
Agent for Memphis Steam Laundry.
o Cattle Buyers and All Whom it
The undersigned have each a large N
erd of cattle running in the swamps
ituatd east of Mer Rouge. The Dav
uport brand is the letters Jr D.
he Moss brand is " (1 M'M with bar 'I
ver it) Their cattle run in portions lino
f the parishes of Morehouse, Richland
nd West Carroll. To protect them
elves against cattle thieves they have
agreed that they will not sell to any one
vho will not agree to ship from Mer
touge and from noother place, either
ail or river. Any one collecting or
Irivingeattle branded as above, and
lot accompanied by one of the under- -
ined or by some one legally- repre
enting them. will be criminally prose
uted. To any one furnishing infor
nation leading to the prosecution and
onviotion of parties stealing their cat-L
le, the undersigned will pay a reward
f one hundred ($100) dollars. All
etttrs and telegrams must be aadressed
o the undersigned at Mer Rouge, La.
C C. DAVENPORT,
DRY GOODS Ke
AND NOTIONS, h
FINE DRESS GOODS co
AND TRIMM~INGS. -
i, 10. 15 and 20ct counter where a
many useful article can he found '
worth double the money.
We are on Lake street right across
!rom the corner of Sparrow street.
HOTEL PIAZZA, A
VICKSBURG, - - MISS.
UNMDR MNW MANAGttMET w
N A. BOND, F.
The entire Hotel has been cleaned at
and re-furnished. The services of a Y.
first class Steward has been secured
and the table will be kept up to the L:
'Patrooage solicited and satis
L, P. TISCH, F
Watch-maker and- Repairer,
Opposite the Bank,
Lake Providence, La.
Two pair of Polad Chia pigs, at at
B. P R. cookert, at $1A)0 to 4.160
each. GEO. S. OW , t
Go.syppBije d, .io
Baseb'c Bend,La 01
u80en & Crescent
The Best Line
- FR(I-x -
TTI- .IEM 'RC3
- IN THE--
, ortla ancd 3IjIast.
The Summer Tourist's favorite
line via Lookout Mountain.
GEO. Hi. SMITl, G. P. A.,
New Orleans, La.
R.J. ANDERSON. A. G. P. A..
Nw Orleans. TLa.
R. W. BONDS. T. P. A..
Lake Providence - - La
Keeps on hand a large assortment of
Burial Caskets, Noew, Plain and Orna
mental Metallic Cases and Wooden
Coffins Made and Trimmed to Order
BI. JAMES A. X. a:OHtUROM.
9 a. m.-Sunday rcool.
11 a. m.-Preaching.
8 p. .--Clas, Meeting.
8 p. m.-Preadhing.
RIKV. J. L. ELBERT, P. C.
S. FULoUM. S. 8- BUt.
Memphis ane Vicksburg
For Lake Provldencee, Greenvillle,.
Arkansas. ty, Helenaji
and All WIy Landings,
W. II Nowland. ...........M. Maer
F. J. Darragh... ..............Clerk
Ianves M,-mphfi er-ry
Wednesday at 5p. m.
Leaves .Vicksburg every Saturday
at 12 m.
YANCEY BELL, ED. NOWLAND, Jr.,
Agent. G. F. & P. A.,
Lake Providence. Mempbia.
is the time to purchase
Fine Saddle and
The best *nd finest grade of Horses
ever brought to this market.
Will guarantee every animal. Call
at the big stables and see the stock.
A; V. SMITH,
.Relrefitilng, Gytoo & Sherrod.
} iW old your pureliaes of mules
until our stock arrives.
A Law Unto Themselves.
Of the pany strange situations that.
have been produced by the turns and
twists of the Misississippi river, none is
stranger tihan that in *'Madrid Bend."
Here the great stream, turning aorthe
fias Island No. 10 sweeps across the
line from Tennessee into Kentucky,.
rounds into the Missouri shore, and
then, sweeping sonthward, outs the"
line again to Tennessee.
Thus it cuts oft a section of Kentuc
ky from the rest of the State, and even,
from the county to which it belongs,
and wraping around it a coil of its own
wild waters, holds it aloof from law
and order, and clings to it as the last
resort in which may thrive the outlaw
ry which half a century ago was ram.
pant along the whole river. There is
no other place in America today in
the heart of the civilized country where
human life is held so cheap as is this
little region. that lies opposite New
Madrid, Mo, sad pays taxes at Hick
man, Fto lon county. Ky.
T'Iis is Kentucky Point, the home of
the I)arnell.Watson. fend. In which
more than 40 men are said to have been
killed. Four miles wide aid about.
seven miles long, it is settled as thickly.
as any farming region in eastern Ken
tucky, produces enormons crops of cot
ton, which require hundreds of pickers.
and is always ii scene of activity. Yiet
it has neither court nor constable. jails
nor j:ilor, and naknowledges no law
that does not accord with its own no
tions of justice. Many mouths have
elapsed s;nce a sheriff visited this re
gion. and many vears since he took a
prisoner to stand trial at the Hickman
Beat Out of an Increase of His
A Mexican war veteran and promi
nent editor writes: "Seeing the ad
vertisement of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, I am
reminded that as a soldier in Mexico
in '47 and '48, I contracted Mexcan
disrhoea ail this remedy has kept
me front gesing an increase It my
pension for on every renewal a dose
of it restores me." II is utnequalled as
a quick core for diarrhoea and is
pleaaent and safe to take. For sale kL
J. S Guenard's drug store.
IB THE BEST
5ct Cigar made.
Guarantee to be of the best Tobaece.
More SA i0ILOSO'S are sold than
any other Cigar They are kept up to.
the standard of excellence.
You can find these first class Cigar
only at the :tores of
GEOK) W. McKEE,
and I. L. McKEE & Co.
Delta Cotton Compan
Will buy cotton this season in Lake
v Providence and at river landings on,
either side, above and below. All com
munications by mail or telephone
Their agent. Mr. R. A. Banks. invites
all planters to call or write him before
disposing of their cotton.
Office at the Lake Providence Bank.
Thousands Soot Into Fitln.
Every year a large number of poor,
suffltlerers whose longe are sore ae4
racked with coughs are urged to g% to
atother climate. But this 1s costly
and not always sure. Dont't be an e
lie when I)r. Klug's New Discovery
for ('onsiumptin will cure you at home. .
It's the nos infaillible menlclne for
Cotglit*, (Colds, antd all T'hroat and
Lolng ,liseaes oin earth. The flrat dose
brillgs relief. Asllondtdg cullre re
e sutilt tro perisittnt uie. itrilt hottlei
tree at G(,elnarl's drug staore. Prti
50c and $1.00. Every bottle guara,
O- OF C~URT.
The date of the sessions of the 9th Dis
trict Court of Louisiana are hereby fixed ase
FOR EAST CARROhL.
Jury Sessious.-Third Monday In Januay
and first Monday in tJuly.
Civil Sesslons.-- irst Mondays In Febru
ary, March. April. May, June, October, N
vember and December.
FOR MAlYlSON PARISH.
Jury Serslons.--lirst Monday In January
and titrd Monday in July.
Civil Seesslons.--T'l'hird Mondays la Peb
rtary, March. April May. June, Octobet.
November and December.
F. . RANSDELL.
Judge eth Dist.L of L -
A true copy:
Geo. F. Blackburn, Clerk.
Lake Providence., La, Dec. i4. 1902.
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fJ. M. KENNEDY,
Lake Providence, La.
SWILL PRACTICE IN
ALL THE COURTS
1,ist of grand jurors for first six mentuth
George Whitney 1 F H Schneider 1
81n P Woolt 1 M M Goodwia S
W E Dunn 2 .ls Heardj'r 5
- (eo Plitman 2 Yancey Reil S
H C Green 2 J W Crump
SFT Constant 2 Lh Watt &"
I, C I'linkatoo 2 Will Snoddy b
H Kronenger 2 E K McAlpin la
W H Montgomery 8 HM McGlnty S
J H lli, jr t E Davis Ii
List of petit jnroes for lat week, (Jassry
1902) beginuialg the 3rd Monlay :
Jim Rose 1 Joe Graham 5
r Ed Frost 8 T J Olliam .
.L Lev Mitchell 4 Roan Perkins &
Jeff Nelson 2 George Carter $
y T1 PtDaleton 2 Lee Patterson I.
S.lohn Atlas 8 John Graham S
Ollie Mackie 8 Mat King 1
By B Miller 3 Wilse Morehouos 6
Ren Brown 3 .limn Owynn go ,
W IH Davis 3 Anthtony Gamble t
W, n I.ewis 4 C 3 Whittlngtoi S,
,W D Goodwin. 8 Louis Jolhnson .
Littleton Bryant i Frank BI.l 4
B Y Brown 8 George McKee S
- Msi Hays 3 Leonard Gridl. I
List of petit jurors for seenoad week tIs
cOUrt in January, 1902:
Hartry Baptstt 6 ElII~sh Hawkias 5
Ell West 4 Brymnann Page
Wmru Gaines 1 Henry Watson S
Wm Cutlen I Owea Turner $
Jfm Brown 3 Monroe Newman S
Morgan Huhelison 5 WI H Fnrgerson 1
kfeilsrd Collins 8 John Allen I
Oreenu iichardson 2 Morris P'rater $
s WmAlIlen 3 Anderon Philllp I
Sam Atlas A Silas Fulygnn
Joe Robinson F Thurlow Spencer I.
il Jerry Oreei 5 W K Alston I
t. Stepnev Hunter C Albert Haney 1
H ; MeGOuire 8 .oe Jackean
Will Ubildres 4 Dan Boyd b
I. A true copy:
GEO. P1. BLACHRURN,
Clerk of Court
Dec . 21,1901.