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T~he Bargcr-I)enl ocrat.
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT
LAKE PROVIDENCE, LA.
JAMES N. TUItNER.
Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION : $200 PER YEAR.
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Saturday, March 1, 1902.
Fifth District Levee Board.
Regular meetings .econd "Wedniesday5'
Ir. January, April July, and October, at
The Madison Journal of the 22nd
says : "Mr. F. G.. udson, attor
ney for the Gould road, was in town
this morning closing! up the matter
of liaputed rights.of-way. Matters
of rights of-way have now been pro
vided for all along the proposed
line, al work will commence in a
Baton Huge Advocate: "Ed
itor Dawkins of the News,. is re
ported to be a candidate for Con
gress. Brother Dawkins is a clever
gentleman, and a good newspaper
man, but he is very hard on politics
and politicians. Accurately speak.
ing, Bro. Dawkins is strictly a po.
litical, non-political politician. This
is a bit mixed, but conveys an idea."
The Daily Monroe Star says that
Brother Dawkins of the "News has
not taken ns into his confidence and
we do not know if it is true or not,
but word reaches here by way of
Rayville that he will probably be a
candidate for congress again." The
Morehouse Clarion mentiors it also,
and there is hardly any doubt but
that he will be a candidate. Mr.
Dawkins is s bright man and pop
ular, but we do not believe the peo
ple of the district want a better and
more capable representative than
they have in lion. Jos. E. Ransdell.
The Mer Rouge Democrat, in
an editorial showing what a rail
road can do for a place, and the
"passing o-f the croakers," says:
"Go to work to honestly build up
your own town and no one will ever
think less of you for doing all you
can for sour home town. If after
you have done this and done it with
all your might and soul, and some
other town, where the 'people have
been united in the effort to build up
a town, have met with success, don't
get angry, say "cuss" words or poke
fun at the town that is doing just
what its interests demand that it
should do. The man or woman
who has no home pride, no town
pride, no love of country, is poor
indeed, and ought to feel like an
outcast at his or own home."
The. Crowley Signal says that ,'it
lies within the sphere of every mu
nicipality to have a successful, hust
hug business town or a settlement
where people merely exist. There
is no section in the south but is
blessed with some great natural re
sources which wonll, if properly
appireciated and developed, bring
lame and wealth to the surrounding
oities and towns. The South is far
mome blessed in this respect than
any section of the entire United
States. The great staples andt conm
modities which are produced and
found in the Southern soil serve as
fly-wheel of the greatest manufact.
uring centers of the Northern and
"New England States. With the
many opportunities which exists on
all sides it is a mystery why no
:may Southern towns, and especial
ly louisiaua towns, remain in a Rip
Van Winkle state."
Leveque's larlequin, of New Or
leans, in the only paper in that city
that ban dared to speak out in the
matter of the high-handed cotton
steal of II. & C. Newman, and it
shows that it is above "influence"
ahen it comes to right and justice.
Harlequin is a great paper, atid one
of the best of its kind published.
This is what it says:
"Say, Mr Gurley, I have been
unwilling to mar the mirth of the
Carnival season with the question,
but what are yon going to do about
those cotton thieves?
"*Let them off as did the neispa
peas with a recital of how "'old and
honorable" their name once was or
endavor, Ameriean-like, to make
them break rocks for the State and
pay society a long overdue debt.
"Say-make no mistake about it
-society has its eyes upon you, sir,
and expects you to acquit yourself
with more credit than did our news
palpers. To sell cotton for a man
and short-pot him on the change
differs in no moral respects than
stetaling it from under his gin-house,
or swearing that a bank is solvent
wheni it is a shell.
"I have whooped lots of you in
the past, Mr. District Attorney,
and in common with a great multi
tude of others, I whoop you up
again; but remember, sir, no purse, I
so position ueats any ice. Honesty
is-hoMsety 'ad thievery is thievery.
If I had been honest, reputedly hon
eat for ilty years and then turn
abthief. I hXte boeen a hypocrite for
~·~'~~g"~~i:,iaiY"w. iplms 4 bReiWr
Increased Appropriations for
Below we copy from the Lafayette I r
Gazette an excellent article on the
"increased appropriation for publiciC
schools." The public schools are
of much concern to every person jin
the State, and there is no better way
of dispensing its revenues than buldl
ing up a public school system that
will equal any other State. As it is
now the revenue derived is inade
quate and it should he increased. We
acquiesce in every word aid by the
Gazette--that to the maintenance of
the public school system one and a
quarter mills out of the six mills is
not enough, and that it should be in
creased to two mills, which is not
asking too much. We call the at
tention of our member of the legisla
ture to this matter, which is receiv
ing the support of the entire press
of the State. The Gazette says:
At the convention of pariah school
superintendents held in New Orleans
last October the folloiing resolu
tion. offered by Mr. Kramer of St. f
Mary, was adopted:
"'That the educational needs of
this State demand and its financial
condition justifies an appropriation
annulally by the text Legislature of
2 mills of the current 6 mills of tax
ation, for the supl)ort of the free
school system of this State. That
each parochial Police Jury should
annually budget for the school re
venues of its parish at least 2 mills
of the 10-mill rate of taxation al
lowed by the constitution."
The convention appointed the fol
lowing committee on legislation: W.
U. Richardson, Warren Easton, John
Marks. G. W. Newman, L. L. Hoe,
J. D. Davis, J. B. Lancaster, W. C.
Caruth, Don E. Sorelle, J. V. Cal
houn, John McNeese ex otticio.
It becomes the duty of this coin
mittee to bring the matter to the at
tention of the next Legislature, and,
if possible, secure the desired legis
As the time fixed for the next ses
sion of the Legislature is approach
ing, the friends of public education
in the State should take an active in
terest in the appeal to the law-mak
ers emblodied in the resolution of the
sn uperintendents' convention. The
Legislature will meet in May and
the advocates of popular education
n should begin at once to agitate the
question with a view of strengthen
ing the hands of the committee
e which has been delegated to secure
legislative aid. If the committee re
ceives the support of a strong, ag
gressive sentiment in favor of in
creased school appropriations, it will
3 more easily accomplish its mission.
r A demand so just and reasonable,
h backed by the united support of the
press and people, will not be ignored
eby the Legislature. Superintendent
8 Alleman of this parish has addressed
a circular-letter to the superintendl
t ents of the various parishes with a
view of enlisting their co-operation
in a movement to arrouse the people
t to the importance of immediate and
t concerted action. If the people will
0 only make their wishes known it is
safe to say that their representatives
in the General Assembly will vote
r accordingly when the time comes.
I During the last ten years there has
been marked progress in the public
schools of this State, but a great deal
remains to be done. More money is
Sneeded to give to the public school
system of the State that degree of
efficiency necessary to the continied
welfare of the people. The appleal
for larger appropriations comes from
every section, and if the educational
interests of the State are to enjoy
that measure of prosperity commen
surate with the growth of the com
monwealth, it is as clear as the noon
day sun that the schools must receive
a larger share of the public funds.
It is suggested that the State in
crease its contribution by allowing to
the schools two instead of one and a
quarter mills out of the six-mill tax,
which is certainly not too much
Swhen it is considered that the reven
nues lderived from this source arejto ibe
used to educate the masses-to give
to every child an opportunity to at
least acquire the rudiments of an
education. Under any and all cir
cumstances it is the duty of the
State to give to the child a chance to
attend school-to fit himself for the
duties of citizenship-but much
Smore sacred becomes that duty when
a failure to provide adequate educa
tional facilities may stamp the citi
zen with the Ibadge of inferiority, by
denying to him the franchise. The
State has a right to-and it is wise
Sthat it should-qualify the suffrage,
bhut it is its duty to give to every
free-horn American an opportunity
to remain free. To fail to provide
for the citizen the means of securing
an education and then disfranchise
him beluse be is unable to read and
write would be more than a violation
-of the principle of equal rights; it
would be an infamous act of despot
What are you doing to help your
town and to help yonrself? If you
d own a home you are a better citizen.
You ought to see it that way at acy
rate. We can sell you a lot on which
e you can build, or sell you the house
d ready for use. You'll ind it easy on
t E. J. HAMLEY REAL ESTATE
SThe negro man Nelson, who was
the whole cause of the killing of Mr.
J. L. Wilson and Mr. S. P. Jones
in our town on the 8th of last month,
had his trial on Wednesday, the case
being given to the jury about seven
' o'clock in the evening. After re
maining out until near twelve Thurs
P day, the jury reported to tlfe court
that they had agreed upon a verdict,
Swhich was guilty without capital
punishment, and Nelson will go to
the penitentiary for the remainder of
his life. The jury was composed of
flive whites and seven colored. A
great many persons thought Nelson
ought to hang, but under the testi
mony given by the witnesses on the
stand, the verdict of the jury shouldI
As .atisaetory to every one. I
It i- soniewhat aulhoritatively given
out-and we have seen no disclaimer
from our talented and espenmed friend
of the News-that editor Dawkins is to
he a candidate for Congress in this dis
trict this year. If it is true, the people
should welcome it as a delightful
change from the sameness of a con
gresgiofnal campaign. That he will in
ject a lot of spice into it and bave a
regular '-shaking up of the old dry
bones," goes without the saving.
Dawkins is a power on the hustings
and he can tell you things that will
make you put on your "*thinking cap"
and he will make you 'laugh and
grow fat." too. Well. if he is a candi- S
date, this summer, when the crops are
lald by and the- plows are standing idle G
in the turn rows, just get yourself
realdy for some good old horse laughs, T
and one of the liveliest political scraps
you have witnessed in some 'leetle" C
time. Dawkins may not win-we
don't pretend to say that he will-but
now that the free silver foolishness,
has turneid its -'little toes up to the
daises"-that tile roaring torrent which
for the nonce swept ever.lthing before
it. has beetn transformed into a whisp
ering.f gilagling brook-we say he has
a lighting chance, and if he djon't 'get
there" hisi opponent, when the tight is
over and the smoke of battle is cleared
a:way, will show that lie was in a .'sho
null scrimmage. At any event. the
folks will get '"a run for their money."
Editor Dawkins has had the Con
gressioeal bce buzzing in his bonnet
before-many, many times before, and
there never was anything like a "shak
ing up", except the spot where he land
ed. is chances to go to Congress is
I about as bright as the big spot in the
firmament when it is hid from view.
We doubt very much if he can even
make the campaign interesting "in the
summer when the crops are laid by
and the plows are standing idle in the
turn ro vaw't Our present able repre
sentative is the peer of any man in
Congress, and no one is more popular
with the people of the district than he
is. Don't fear friend Todd, he will
have enough of the parishes of his dis
trict at his back to return him to Con
gress, which he deserves.
The March niumber of the Ladies'
llome Journal is an admirable exam
ple of a real "home" magazine. From
the beautiful cover, by Mr- W. L. Tay
lor, to the very last page it is replete
e with delightful fiction and interesting
e articles. The number opens with the
I unique story of "['he Sexton Who
a Ruled New York Society," by Wil
e liam Perrine and then comes a real
treat "Lady or the Tiger" story, by
a the same Stockton who gave us that
e remarkable tale of mystery. This one
sto called "My Balloon Hunt." Nelitje
Blanchan begins a series of unusual
articles about birds and their "person.
alilies," and "The Dominie" tells an
amusing story of his journeyings in
Europe with two companions. 'T'heir
there Is the second installment of Miss
Portor's "Those Days in Old Virginia,"
I and a page of pictures of "Pretty
t Country Homes from $400 to $3200"
S"Ills Mother" is a touching story by
- Kate Whiting Patch, and the fourth
a part of "The Russells in Chicago"
shows us some more of the odd cus-.
toms and characteristics of the "Windy
i City." Mr. Bok's editorial is written
under the title "she Dasn't" and deals
fearlessly with the woman who is
s afraid to come out and do things as
s she thinks they should be done. The
e special feature of the editorial section
is Mr. Hamilton W. Mabie's first "Lit
8 erary Talk." These talks will appear
c monthly hereafter. Other valuable
. articles in the magazine, onuside of the
a regular departments, are: "Hlow to
I have a Home Wedding," "Animated
SSilhouettes and other Games," and
"'i'he Literary Beginner," a columu of
I advice to young writers by Franklin
B. Wiley. The illustrations include
another of the popular double pages
of college girls-this time '-At Her
Fun and in Her Room." By The Cur
tis Publishing Company, Philadelphia.
One dollar a year; ten cents a copy.
Remarkable Cures of Rheumatism.
T'he editor of the Vindicators has
Shad occasion to test the efficacy of
S(Chamberlain's Pain Balm twice with
the most remarkable results in each
case. First, with rheumatism in the
shoulder from which he siffered ex
cruciating pain for ten days, which
was relieved with two applicatious of
SPain Balm, rubbing the parts afflicred -
and realizing instant benefit and entire
relief iu a very abort time. Second,in
rheumatism iu thigh joint, almost
aprostrating him with severe pain,
Swhich was relieved by two applica
tions, rubbing with the liniament on
retiring at night, and getting up free
Sfrom'pain. For sale by J. S. Guenard,
S Workin 24 Hours a Day.
SThere's no rest for titose tireless lit
Stle workers-Dr. King's New Life
Pills. Millions are always buny, cur
ling Torpid Liver, Jaundice, Bilious
ness, Fever and Ague. They banilsh
SSick Headache, drive out Malaria.
SNever gripe or weken. Small, taste
nice, work wonders ' Try them. 25e
aj t J. S. Guenard's drug store.
A bill has been introduced in
Congress to issue card or paper
money in nsume of five, ten, twenty
five and fifty cents, for conveni
ence in sending amounts less than a
dollar by mail.
S A Horrible Outbreak.
e 'Of large sores on my little daugh
ter's head developed into a case of
scald head" writes C. D. Isbill of Mor
ganton, Tenn., but Bucklen's Arnica
Salve completely cured her. It's a
guaranteed cure for Eczema, Tetter,
Salt, Rheum, Pimples, Sores, Ulcers
and Piles. Only 26 cent at J. S. Goue
nard's drug store.
A colt sheds two teeth above and
below at two; one on each side above
Sand below at three; the corner ones at
e four; at five the teeth have grown up
n on the outside, but the corner teeth
Shave not grown up on the inside; at
Ssix the centre teeth below are amooth;
at seven, one on each aide; at eight, all
smooth below; at nine, the centre teeth
Sabove are smooth; at ten, one on each
I side; at eleven, all smooth above and
f below; at twelve, a small white spot
comee in the noe ae big as the head
of a pi; at thirteen, it he half as large
as a half a pee; at fourteen, it Is as big
s balf a pea a·d roumd; after that It
J. S. MILLIKIN'S
Continues to Sell all Goods at
Stetson Hats, Fancy Line Ladies' Hose
Genuine Guiot Suspenders All Styles Ladies' Belts
Negligee Shirts All Wool Shirt waists
Corliss Coon Collars Valenciennes Lace
Gent's Kid Gloves All sizes C. B. Corsets
Tailor made Clothing a Specialty.
We carry all kinds of Butterick Patterns.
The New Royal Machines.
The Old Hickory Wagons.
KIng Heaters and Cooking Stoves.
Furniture and Hardware.
YOU CAN GET ANYTHING
SEE US POR
Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran,
And all kins of feed Stuff 'at the best prices.
Take advantage of the Bargains ite are
---J. S. MILLIKIN--
Hotw about a RANGE or COOK @
4 STOVE? We have them--good
ones. We save you money.
• Come and see our FURNITURE STOCK 'I
---U P-STAIRS You dont have to
• send off any more We We have it here,
" which can be seen before you bity it. j
We have due to arrive next week
twenty-five IRON BIEI)S---any price, 1
any color, any style you want. Od
. To show that our prices are right, y
we bought 40 Ilows of one kind a
. month ago---wc have solo tlim ot
r1 and we have our second order in for
. FIFTY more.
" Our Plow-gear are equally as popular, .
IP' WE HAVE THE GOODS AND THE PRICES.
. LAKE PROVIDENCE
Y, & M, V, R, R, COMPANY,
Schedule of Passenger Trains.
a EFFECTIVE NOON, DIECEMBER 8th, 1901.
No. 26, New Orleans 10:25 p. m. Vickshurg, 6:45 a. m.
Vickshurg, - 7:30 a. m. Memphis. 4:30 p. m.
No. 6, New Orleans, 4:00 p. mn . Vlck,\ lrg, 12:15 a. m.
SVicksburg, - 12:20a.m. Memphis, 7:15 a. inm.
No. 36, Vicksburg, - 3 p.m. Greenville, 7:00 p. m.
L -LEAVE- -ARAIVE-
S No. 23, Memphis, - 8:30 a. m. Vickslurg, 6:05 p. m.
e Vicksburg, - : 30 p. in. Ne, Orleats, 6:00 a. m.
S No. 5, Memphi, - 7:40 p. n. "icksu'rg , 2:15 a. m.
Vicksburg, - 2:25 a. mn. Nea Orleans, 9:55 a. m.
No. 21, Vicksburg, - 3:00 a. im. NewOrleans, 5:25 a. m.in.
n No. 35, Greeuville, - 6:00 a. m. Vicksburg, l10:00 a.m.
ir Sleeping Car service on 23 and 26 between New Orleans and Monroe. via
. Vi rg A. Q. PEARCE, C, P, 8& T, A,, Vicksburg, Miss,
a L. F. MONTGOjiERY, T. P. A., Jackson. Miss"
DR. W. B. PIERCE,
PHYSICIAN AND SCRGEON,
Office-up-stairain Pittman building
All calls answered promptly-day
W. D. BELL and
C. W. SHROPSHIRE,
Physicians and Surgeons,
Calls answered promptly, (lay and
J. M. KENINEDY,
WILL PRACTICE IN
ALL THE COURTS
Taken up on Lost Island plantation. No
vember 1901. one red and white spotted
bull. about two years old; has no brand or
marks. Owner can get same by proving
property and paying costs.
GARNER & WATTS.
Lost Island plantation.
Lake Providence, La,, Feb. 2, 192.
State of Lonisiana. Parish of East Carroll,
Ninth District Court-No. 61S.
W. B. TL.,ompson & Co., vs. W S. Brown. t
yv virtue of a writ of Seizure and Sale to
me directed by the lionorable Ninth Dlis
tric; (',ourt for the parish of East ('arroll
aforesaid. in the above entitled cause, I
will proceed to sell at public auction. atI
the door of the Court Hlnouse. in the town
ot Providence. Fast ('arroll parish. La.. on 1
1 Saturday, the 15th day of March, 1902,;
I between the hours presenhed by law, all
the right. title and interest of W. S. Brown
in and to the following described property,
Part of lots or fractional sections Nos.
Ifty-two. thirty and thirty-one of Town
Iship No. twenty-one, North range No.
twelve. East. containing about fifty acres:
hounded on the north vb the Edgewood
plantation:; south. by Hagaman plantation;
east. hb Phi! Me(;uire's plantation: west. by
the Shepherd or lkerd tract, situated in
the parish of East Carroll. State of Louis
iana. together with all- the buildings and
improvements thereon, and all appurten
ances and rights of way thereto belonging,
seized in the above suit
Terms of sale-cash without the benefit
J. W. DLTNN, Sheriff.
- Sheriff's office. Providence, La., Feb. 4th,
!1902. Feb. 8, 6t.
COAL at Bell's Ld1,
Lake and Leveo Sts.,
Lake Providenoe, La.
GENTS' - FURNISHING - GOODS.
The Finest Line of Clothing Car
Sried in the City.
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
and Hunting Coats.
Trunks, Valises arnd ianI Cals3
CANNOT BE SURPASSED.
Call on me Before Purchasing Elsewhere.
W. B. THOMPSON. P. L. McOAT
W. B. Thompson & Co.,
Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants
NO. 808 PERDIDO STREET,
New Orleans. : : Louisiana.
THIE EER THAT MADE M~ILWAUKEE
Forlv - _ . _ :._ - .. S C II L IT Z .
For fifty years S.li'z heber has bee n !rewed at Mih4 nukee. Frmta
this city it goes to the remotest parts of the earth. The Isun
never sets on Schlitz agencies. Civilizecn men do not live where
Schlitz beer is not standard. People now demand a beer that is
healthful. and that demand calls for Schlitz. Every .arrel is
filtered-every bottle is sterilized. A beer that is pure is healthful.
That is Schlitz.
Every First Class place handles Schlitz.
IS THE BEST
5ct ?igar m oade.
Guarantee to be of the best Tobacco.
More SABOI1OS(O' :re sold than
any other Cigar 'The;v are kept up to
the standa:rd of cxceehince.
You can find these first class Cigars I
only at the stores of
GEO. V'. McKEE.
and K. L. McKEE & Co.
FINE DRESS GOODS
5, 10. 15 and 20ct counter where
many useful article can be found
worth double the money.
> l'PATRONAGE SOLICITEI).
We are on Lake street right across
from the corner of Sparrow street.
CITY BARBER SHOP,
- Lake Street,
W .I1. 1MABEN.............. Proprietor
Up-to-date work K
at Popular Prices. B
Agent for Memphis SteamLaundry.
is the time to purchase
Fine Saddle and
The best and finest grade of Ilor es
ever brought to this market.
Will guarantee every animal. Cll I F
at the big stables and see the stock. A
A. V. SMITH,
Representing Gvton & Sherrod.
SW-Hold your purchases of mules
until our stock arrives.
VICKSBURG, - - MISS.
UNDER NEW MANRGEMENT
H. A BOND,
The entire Hotel has been clearled
and re-furnished. The services of a
first class Steward has been secured
and the table will be kept up to the
iP atronage solicited and satis
Two pair of Poind Chin pigs, at
$12.00 per pair.
B. P. R. cockerls, at $1.00 to $1.50
each. GEO. S. OWEN. *
Buoncy Bend, La
Uueen & Crescenli'
The Best Line erl
- IN 'I'lE- ^r
1Torth ancd "En st. "'
TI I O()IT(OG SLEEPERS. ,
The SImmer 'Tourist's favorite
line via Lookout Mountain. o01
(GEO. II. SMIRIl,G. P. P.A., a
Now t)rleanq, La.
R. J. ANIPERSON. A G. P. A. ii
New Orleans. la. ,'
R. W. BONI)S. T. P. A.. c,
Meridian. Mist. :,r
JOHN W ILLIAMS U,,,
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Smental Metallic Case and Wooden
CoKlineo Made and Trimmed to Order f
L a.e M.-Preahidnc.
e3 p. on.-(!ass lreeting. cr
oi p. MadI.-reach Trieimed to rdet
r Lake Providence, Greenville,
:pW . IT N-( la ............Master
S.Wednesday at p.S. Sm S.Ut.
Leaves Vicksburg every Saturday d
S nt 12 Ii. N
YACEY BELL, ED. NOWLAND, r.,
S' Agent. G. F. & P. A.,
|'or Lake Providence, reenmphis.lle,
. YArkanrs Ctv, Helena,
and All Way Landing's, a
. Nolnd a sketch ad ............Mtr P
F. J. . . rr:t.h. ...................Clrr k
Leaves Vicksburg every Saturday a
at 12 i.n
T Atent. G.Fti. n a A.,
Lake Providence. M emp I. i t
Cqtl,' a~r certaln oat op!lll"a . ll'o. e ei oa:,.r D .i
;I'J~lloT , prohabl' y paetenltable. Cr'n,:nlln. mt
tlo:i4etrlctly r, fldenti,'d. ImarThoklc n .a.ter.te
sec.: free. Oldest agency for Mcul:g Egtents.
PcntitS tairen thmrouh )iunn & Co. receive
at IP ticO, wlthpou charge. In tLo
A hndaomeltnt r,,ted wrekly. Jareest el
eclattin of any-elentwi sjurnal. Terms, nn
--- ae n a Bt , l~ o D.l.
Hicks' W'X ~ther for March.
A Vllcan s~ttorl pirid is central one
th'lirlst da , f ..2::ub. lat.ing ulip to
about utae 4th. - Vni- M.iiiry !lnd"
Earth's vernal ninix -il\ hear on thu
sam e l r't ih . w ith u ,,,on i u aptt ee all
the 1st :ild :t lst qu trier on the 2nid.
Front Sat uIllyl t he I-!o I ollut T I'ues
tday tile 4tl. ~til. :tial ii heavi storms
of rain, sleet. ,uow nold wind will be
Imost natural. In siltllilrn antd central
pantt of the-eot.ntinent. very low barn.
tu tle (o'ii ialltitt at this tillti . With
bch:ltali to er~ ir i. atiltthi'rly wvin(di.-t
will indit t( e dangt ".rous :in I ievei t tOrna
All generall Mtrilrls :it this timli., anit
t!hlr ghoullt tlile. iiionth, will he tqliui
noctial in chalracter; the first stages
will be wari , wiith rain, li_,htning and
1thunhder espcially alohng the stthh anML
teast sides of - ,ii tO r aeatS t lltlhe west
aid northwest the ram will rapidly
1tunL to sleet l ;t liw, foilowed li
high baroeilti r i t, Ich will friee cold
I ',ie and t i'Xit't L ill nt conditions
forl the slasniit V l alid lnI southwarld
over alnmtist the l nlira lout try. Let it
be reprwtllered t titthe .n ined per-i
l, irx, is inv: ial, l ;0tlu'iit.n h either bV
both tropicail and Iol it itlluenees. or
prevails follo I w.! t o y anI gener
al e:"rthqluatke pmii nolt"nt. Long and
careftul oblservati'it hita prostlin to us
that the .alile itsi'ses that produce
stornis anld vit t Ot fluctuitationlls of
we:ict her, prl'e' ll ti ue ilt :in, earth
relieve the atl:ll t ili lrevrvnl this
eairtriquaikes. Ihill pheiomini ally fair
ani, bri;hlt we:thler 'i t siuch tintues is
followed by the earthqu nakes.l
All through the .Mercury period.
which ends aboutl the 1tth, cloudy,
tt'reatening wetlher will prevail. but
rentwed storm co,,l' dithiols will bte
matliked frot iii bouit thlie it to the 10th
ineltislve. As .ye approach new moon
iol the 91th it will i lrow illlLch warmer.
fa iiling b:trol t" Viiwill tpper in wiest
n ern parts, nud t:1,r\ d" riled storms
will glniiiklv fl owav. traveling east
ioullttl'Vy from ai itiI, the 8th to the 10th.
V ry high tidls !:.h prt,,tily tlanger
our el in rtlO i t hlies tbunlt the gulf
: i Atlantic (i t - Ia-t -:ions. will be
S itotSt tnttural :t i litis tinm . All sections
itoliitiadtet by i itro, iequlatorilal cur-`
rents, a t this tt will te visited by
hewivy thllluderl" and lihtlnine.t nd many
i Venl s downiponitls of -l;ili :iill ha1l.
i A t enel',t 'e, shortlived high bar
Som*ter maylil p th-ii rush in before the
Son-c omilng of I, VXIlc:tllan stiorm peritod
'entral on the 13th, but the chainces
ile goi for e,,tintil-nted aild general
tolrms ovter t lhe 1 h and intiio the stormn
period extendit g from tle 11th the 16tt.
Stti detitS of oli rr tIiheory aind foleeasts
will remnember' that the earth passes
an electric and mauLnetic orisis each
year, on and about March the 11th. It
will also be remitmhtred that the new
and full moons in Ml arih aire always oil
or veryi' close to the celestial equator.
thiis foimiing elose conijuntictlos with
ea:rth and sun. When these conjunct-ne
ions fall within or near the iannual per
turbation central on the 11th, storms.
icean tides and ieltct tic phenoltttlenta are
always certain tti reach a high max
intuIll. The few insltances. which we
Save observed, h then sucIllih pl)hilt(nomenat
slid not follow siiuch astrti omic condi
tils, have withoutit exception been at
ti-niled and followedl by pe-ciuliar dis
turbanc)es. such as aibnurma l ''earth
ncurrents," auroral lights,. volcanic
eruptions and e:arthquakes. Whatiiver
imanifestations mnay restuilt in our earth
and air at this parti iiar ti e t his
montllh, we pt'ol ise tlht tlhose who will
keep watch ion the stun's surface with
eveti' small telsIep('tes, will ht' able to
sele ltany sunt spots of larttge- dilloinision
and llphenomnial actiit y. ]lave your
gilasiss readyr a maillt e dail and ithor.
'illhli examimatlit ,is of the ftine of tio
S n.ti. fr il the lt until aiflter the 25th
,f 'tarch, Guot ty',s with only ipieces
of stitmkeld glass I 1ai " ble l il le ti see
o''i of thlese spots or i in t thei i. if you
' A ratittonal storm i'criod w tilI center
ol andll alimoit the 19th aiid 20lth, at
whi c'h time cehatigt to wartuer, fallinig
t)t tl'oitte'trt and witS Wrl'tlr's ill more rain
tlnt StioV wiillpalI pais ea-twrd alo'tss te
c iitnry. All of ltt'se stai'ii pirturba
wI ;ind uip with de.t ided chna;ilgles to
colter, anti blizzarthliis squalls Iif sleet
the ci rtlic'y . Io iti iith ut sight of this
pridilletioin, atitt l i tit itle'leet to mnako
all pof silie li'tovii~itosl f ior tle feceiing
.n ii li'utiectlilol tlf ) llllr live .ttlwk.
ii h -toriltri pl riltt iin i whll lih Boreas
a :ll ellquincti lt powers will ilaltke one
ui) lhir it inal asti worst (lastils is cent
ral on the 24th, covering the 21st to
26th. Within thits priAd we linid earth
l its equinoctial inte'r oln the 22 nd,
nititi in perigee on the 21st 'nsil full
11n,,U on the celestial tqut;iert on the
93rt. These facts wari'itnt us in say
tin thtit daingetotislt high tides, at
tendtl wlth vioiileit 'qi ntiC al gales and
Sstormns, need ttit siirprisc atiy one oil
Li and i loll the gtilf and Athantic ocean.
Sfrom the l 21st to 26th iclllusivet. 'l'h
days itf lettes ')t proabite. ith 'nce in
ttis peritl will be Sunlday the 23rt to
n Weiue-',t tr le 2Grth. Vert decided
iltlJUthnit r-l il. rt' s W II tiush stolth.
wnrd alt d eastw;ird at this tirte as a
c I inttrpll t' t Ito th eqtt l;itorial stttoriml,
where the oIipotlig inltel ticts meet.
and hrhig7ng snow antd hTzzrds to
inall )iris of the colt trt, rv.en in the
cenitral stat es. Any R: eglar and
thoughtfuil observer of stormn and
clout, espeilty if he ha.s it hand a
mgould b:timetler anti hyro(ilelt-r, can
tell whit his locality is gtint to fall it
Sthe cetltral path lof danger dutrinig any
storm perilI High tempt)erattt' , lote w
baromieter, great humidity. lland fitful
windis rot-i stlth or east, are warm ings
that shok? tie protip ty heedu't touing
any regntir storm pertod. nnd eslctal.
ly at suhei imeu as the rheid t nuderl
dliscussion-tlie 21st to tInt '6th of the
ter present mnt, h.
erk 'Ihe colt weather that is surs to fol
r i w the last r,ttiet storm period will
r hanfte to iUiitih wartier as the montth
I goes tint, the iaritnieter will again fall,
lay ild nlte', re'tttotar rair anrid snow
will visit matny setions in their march
Jr., eas' wart aut'uss the states.
A., Tiking into constlerattion the condi.
tion of things at tht date if writing
_ these foreansts, February the 15th. we
would espisially warn our readers andi
the punblic agutinst the great daunger of
Sdestructive ice gorges . an tiverflows
early in MNIrhe. All rivers and streams
are now frozen hard, 'over central and
northeru sietions. there is much snow
over the same regions, and the Venus
tdisturbance promises many heavy rains.
Low lands tulotig the streams hnd rivers
c. will be exposId to great peril should
the suddeninflux of water ocour at the
i breaking up of ice. A proper and time.
re ly consideration of this matter might
save much property and many lives.
We beg all concerned to east sbouk
r them and be ready for "the crush of ice"
and th,, wreek of waters."-Irl R Hick&
it his Word and Work, St.. Louis.