WUBLISHICD VEKRY SATURDAY AT
LAKK PROV IDENCE. LA.
JAMES N. TURNER.
PuI,"sher and Proprietor.
S!iSSCILIPTION: $200 PER YSAR.
Saturday, Dec. 27, 1902.
Fifth District Levee Board.
Regular meetings second Wednesdays'
S. January. April July. and October, at
To one and all the Banner
Democrat wishes you a Merry,
Merry Christmas. This is the
greeting that is heard on all sides
-the rich and poor, prince and
pauper, freeman and captive-all
echo back this gladsome saluta
tion. To some it brings back to
their memory happy scenes of
childhood, when;gathered around
the parental hearth or the happy
festive family table, there was
a united family now separated.
They all look back to those joy
ous days, for Christmas is essen
tially a children's festival. It
marks the birth of one who came
to bring life and freedom. It
celebrates the coming to earth of
God in the form of a poor little
infant, helpless and weak; and so
it is a season for the children;
and they look forward to it with
all eagerness, for to them it is a
merry season. To some persons,
to be merry means that'they shall
indulge the passions and appe
tites to such an extent that senses
are beclouded with fumes which
blot out all consaiousness, and
instead of rejoicing, there comes
anguish to those dear to them.
Instead of the gathering around
the family hearth, there is left the
poor wife or mother to wait the
return of her husband or son, in
a condition which brings anything
but happiness. Such is not a
Merry Christmas. Tue enjoy
ment can only be fount where the
heart is responding to1the angelic
song of "Glory to G d in the
highest and on earth!, peace, to
men of good will".
All nations and tongues to-day
celebrate the birth of the lowly t
Nazarene, who came to bring
peace on earth. All nations re
joice to-day and acclaim Him
their King. From the belfries of
a million churches the glad bells i
ring out the joyous tidings.
From innumerable voices the I
praises of man flows to reach the
eternal throne. From thousands t
of pulpits to-day the voices of I
the clergy call upon the people of
God to rejoice and do good-to
carry the joyful tidings all the
world around. In our large
cities, men and women, noble
souls, feeling the sanme love and
sympathy in a finite degree as
God felt for the world when He t
sent His Son into the world on
Christmas day, they too band i
themselves together to continue i
the work. Creeds and doctrines
of men are bwallowed up in the
glorious ocean of love for man z
and united in one common cause a
they exclaim, "God is our Father .
and this is the birthday of His
Sorl, let us do good." The poort
are~fed, the hospitals are visited, d
the prisbn bars are forced open
and the captives hear the joyful e
tidings that God has come ons
earth to reign; .to make the poor t
rich, to heal the sick and set the t
captives free. This is the mean- a
ing of Christmas day, and so we I
.say iejoice, the Christ is born to- p
We regret to say that our es
teemed friend, Mrs. E. Stein, has C
been quite sick for the past week.
The colored people of our town tl
gave a very creditable perfor- re
mance on Monday evening last ir
atthe Opera House. Every one b
in the play acted their parts well, a
and some showed ability and tal- h
ent. The drama was well rend- w
Mr. J. T.'Guyton. of tlhe Guy
ton-Harrington Mule Co., of Kan
eas City, while here on Monday, S
took $500 worth of stock in the di
Fischer Hotel Co. He is a liber
al man and is full of enterprise
and just theikind we want to see
have interests in Providence.
The Christmas tree at the
Methodist church yesterday even
eng was one of the prettiest ar- ci
ranged trees ever seen in our M
town and was loaded with books, "
toys and fruit. Before the tree K
was touched the Sunday School I
children sang several songs, t
which were very sweetly rend
ered. Mr. G. C. Martin acted as
8anta Claus* oh
OffICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF
THE POLICE JURY.
Lake Providence, La, Dec. 17. 19f2.
The Police Jury of the parish of
East Carroll met this day pursuant I
There were present: Police Ju
Srors Roblt. Nicholson, president;
W. W. C. Hope, Phil McGuire, A. 1.
Nelson and C. A. Voelker, and C.
2. S. Wyly, secretary.
_ The reading of the minutes of
last meeting was dispensed with. 1
On motio,n of MIr. Voelker, se
a conded byl Mr. Mc(Guire, the presi
dent was authorized to horrof, if
necessary, a sum stuffiieit to pay
the principal and interest on the
bonded debt' falling due on Jan
nary lst, 1903.
Slion. W.0. G. Wyly and lon. C.
F. Davis appeared before the Police
leJ .irv and addressed them on the
liquior-license question, the fornmer
all presenting a petition with ninety
a- five signatures, asking that tihe
to license for retailing liquors he fixed
at not less than one thousand dollars. r
of Rev. Father Mahe and 1Rev. Mr.
nd Boberg also advocated high license.
Messrs. Crump, Millikin alnd
d. Stockner opposed the raising of the
T Ihereupon the Police Jury went
It into executive session to discuss the
ne license question.
It After executive session the fol
lowing ordinance offered by Mr.
He McGuire, seconded by Mr. hope,
was adopted, to-wit: .
th To levy a parish license tax for the I
a calendar year 1903, or any part s
is, thereof, upon all pIerson, asso- g
IlI ciation of persons, business s
e- firms and corporations pursuing a
es in the parish of East Carroll b
,h any trade, profession. oeat,- n.
Id callidg or business, except uph v
es those who are exempted by Ar 1
n. title 229 of the Constitution tl
id from the payment of a license ti
le tax. and to collect and enforce e
ie payment of said license tax: T
in Section 1. Be it ordained by the b
ig Police Jury of the parish of East A
a Carroll, That there he and is here- -I
r- by levied for the calendar year 1903 rr
te and for any part of same a parish t)
ic license upon all persons, association tc
te of persons, business firms and cor- st
to porationi pursuing, in the parish of tr
East Carroll, any trade, profession, g
y vocation, calling, or business, ex- o
y cept upon those who are exempted ti
g by Article 220 of the Constitution cl
from the payment of a license tax. ti
n Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, it
)f etc., That the amount of said license
Is tax to be collected from the persons,
s. associations of persons, business
Le firms and corporations pursing the in
e several trades, professions, voca
is tions, callings or business, subject hi
>f to licensce 'taxation, be and the same ve
)f is hereby graded and classified as w,
o set out in Act No. 171 of 1898 (as St
te amended by Acts No's. 103 and 131 111
e of "1900 and ,by Act No. 133 of 1902) of
.e and in Acts No's. 69, 95 and 223 of ie
d 1902, of the Acts of the General FC
is Assembly of Louisiana, and that
.e the same amount of license fixed in ~n
n said Acts for State purposes he and dr
d is hereby fixed and imposed for par- -
.e ish purposes for the calendar year
is 1903, or any part thereof,-pro
e vided that, on dealers in distilled, to
n alcoholic, or malt liquors, there be pt
e and is hereby levied and imposed a
r parish license tax for sail calendar c
. year, or any part of same, three de
r times the amount imposed on such loi
I, dealers for State ipurposes.
n Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, an
11 etc., That the license herein levied <
a shall become delinquent at the same
r time, shall bear the same rate of in- ma
e terest, be subject to the same pen- I
- alties, be secured in the same man
e ner, and be enforced by the same
proceedings as provided by law in
reference to State license. r
Thereupon the Police Jury ad- Co
ROBT. NICFLOLQ ON Pres.
C. S. WYLY, Secretary. N
The Vicksburg American says
there is "on exhibition In Secre- st
Sretary Wilson's office in Wash
jington a new species of cotton, T
being a hybrid of the Sea Island To
and Egyptian growth. Its fibre
has the quality of the latter and e
will be sold under that grade. Joe
This species was brought from M
Columbus, S. C., last October, by Gec
H. J. Weber, in charge of the '
Plant Breeding Laboratory, who Jan
says that its one great advantage A
over other cottons is that it pro- v c
duces heavier and will yield more Cha
material to the acre than perhaps 0
any other cotton known. It is a E
fine specimen and is receiving L
SFolls:a Deadly Attack.
"My wife was so ill that good physi. Jle
ciRns were unable to help her," writes
MI. M, Austin, of Winchester. Ind., Rim
'*hut was completely cured by Dr. HL
King's New Life Pill.." They work An
Swooders in stomach and liver troubles. j c
Cure constipation, sick hbeadacke, 25e Loe
at the Guenard drug store. R L
laiSee us for all kinds of first A
Jclass job work. Jal
INEW YEAR DINNER.
The ladies of the E iscopal
Church will serve their N6 Year
linner in the new huil-:ing on
t Lake sleet to be 'teeuied by
Mr. Saim Marks as a roete urant.
k Ive;rv one is asked to take their
New Year dinner with us.
MRS. WM. ROUS,
The Scientific American Special
Issue on Transportation.
Coming as it does in a time of
great commercial prosperity, the
Special Number of the Scientific
American, devoted to a descrip
tion of the present state and vast
magnitude of our transportation
e interests, both on land and sea,
cannot fail of good reception.
The issue before us is gotten up
with the characteristic good taste
and discriminating good judg
ment that have marked the pre
vious special editions of this
journal. The cover is peculiarly 1'
attractive, representing a crack
American express train and one
of the latest of the transatlantic
t express mail steamers. The arti
cles cover the subject, broad as
it is, very effectively. The num
ber opens with an illustrated ar
ticle on marine transportation,
and is followed by others on the
big steamships building at New
London, the biggest ever built in
America; on the "Kaiser Wilhelml
II.," fastest transatlantic steam
ship: and an article showing
grap'hically the vast amount of
stores that are taken aboard, such
as shipped for a single trip; on
lake transportation, in which the
snet;al types built for this ser
vice are iilustrated; and on sux
liary and turbine yachts. Under
the head of R~ailroad Transporta- _
tion, there is a very graphic des
cription of a. ride in the cab of the
Twentiteh Century Limited, taken
by the Editor of the Scientific
American, which is followed by a
History of the American Loco
motive, showing illustrations of Wý
typical engines from the earliest
to the present time. The railroad
statistics of the country are illus- pr(
trated by a cleverly drawn dia
gram; there is an expert article
on the block signal system; while
there is a series of comprehensive
chapters on the various phases of
the electric traction problem, as T1
it exists at the present time.
Saved at Grave's Brink.
"I kntw I would long ago lhave been
in my grave," writes Msh. S. II. New
som. of Decatur. Ala.. "if it had not Sal
been for Electric Bitters. For three
vet rs I sufftred untold agony from the
worst forms of Indligestion. Walerbrash,
Stomach and Bowel l)yspepsi,a. Bunt
this excellent medicine did me a worhld
of rood. Since using it I canl eat
heartily antd have g gilned 35 pounlds."
For Indigestion. Loss of Appetite,
Stomach, Liver and Kidney troubles
Electric Bitters are a positive, enaran.
unte cure. Only 50c at the Guenard
The undersigned has taken vtp the fol,
lowing described property found on his
plantations, and to save costs the owners
should call and prove property and take
One heitfer. swallowforsk in right and un
derbit in left ear.
One bull, wnite a.d red spoiled, 4wal
low tork and underltit in each ear,
4)ne heiffier, white and red, swallowfork
andi underbit in each ear.
One bull. white back. no marks.
Onae hleitfler, white and red. no marks.
Two heiley, red and white spotted, no
J. H. COOPER,
Lake Providence. La.. Dec. 27, 1902.
L.istof Grand and Petit Jurors for the
Criminal Term of thI l9th .ludieitl Diatrict
Court, beginning on the first Mondayv. the
5th day ol January. 103::
NR White 3 II W\Benjamin .2
EE Williamson 5 W D Goodwin 3
AS Hill 3 .I L Kennedy 3
R J Walker 3 T G Wood 3
M C Penrry 3 Abe WVorkman d - -
Yancey Bell 3 1 G Iitnekner 2
J W Tooke 3 J N Hill.Jr 3 FAI
T E Pinkston 2 \W K Alston 3
T'om Allen 3 F II Schneider 3 Freo
W 31 Peek 8 B F Brown 3 housel
List of Petit Jurors fo}'r first week: srain
Jef. Jones 3 Jake Early 3
Joe l'nrscns 1 .J W IDonovan 3 cases,
Ed Birown 3 ,tnford Tyler :; for mnI
ME Massee. Sr :I I.l.nd iofer 3 favtri
George Marks T Dalvis 1.00
.lohtn Shonfarber 3 Tom Yell 3 I.
Frank Crow 2 Tomrn Harris 2
James Brown, Sr 3 A..rom Freeman 4
J A Brooks 3 .-John 3lcNel YC
John Stewart 3 ,Ias Beard. Jr 3
V Gargaro 3 Joe Wells, .lr 2
Charlie Blount 3 Abe Williams 5
Tom DLellar 3 Peter ertsty 3
J A Wyly 3 John Hamilton, Jr5
E B Johnson 3 Jack D)ill 1 Burg]
List of Jurors for second week. loans
I J. Griffin 2' Bill Grundy 1 tions
Mose Iellows 3 Tom BIeaty 2
Iobt H Williams 3 Jackson Griffin 2 The
D G O'Sullivan 3 L L Davie 3
EB Moore 3 WE DUnn 2 issaf,
Jilee Dellar 2 Clharlie Campbell 2 a col
Ben Griffin 2 Louis Jones 2
Islah Melton 3 Hlenry funn R, your :
Kiley Sanders 3 Dv' Ty. 1 quick
H L Jones 3 Henry WVilliame 5lOSS.
Anthony Brannum 3 George Stewart 3 OSS
Sam Johnson i C E Davis , Her
J C) Doeovan 3 Red.lohnson 8 bank
Loe Blackburn 3 Joe Gaigan 5
R L McKee 8 Jas. St Geo. MeCul- S. W.
loch 4 J
A true copy: GEO. F. BLACKBURN, PRIii
Clerk 9th District Court.
Ja ke Provldeuce, La', Dec. 17, 190".
DO YOUR HOLIDAY TRADING AT
WE HAVE A
Luarie arid Corlaplete
Stockl to Selcct frorm.
Beautiful Ruges in all sizes,
Women's Suits and Dresses.
Umbrellas and Parasols.
Capes and Jackets.
Ladies' Trimmed Hats.
Shoes for Ladies' and Children.
FANCY DIýESS GOODS.
Our line Clothing, Underwear, Hosiery arid Shoes for
Gentlemen is complete, and our prices are right.,
WE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY IN THIS LINE..
SEE US FOR PRICES ON.
Lake Prdvidence Hardware Co.,
What is nicer and more useful for a Xmas
present than a nice Rocker, We have them,
FROM $1 to $8,
Toilet Sets from $2,75 to $15,00
Fancy Imported China in Cake Plates,
Salads, Celery Trays, Pickle Dishes, Cups
and Saucers, Oat Meal Sets, Bisque Orna
ments &c., &c.
Guns and Sporting Goods.
A GENERAL UPTODATE LINE OF
Lake Providence Hardware Co, Store,
S. R. HUGHES CO.,
COTTON a COOZMMISsON
VICKSBURG , : MISS.
Liberal Cash Advances Made on
Consign ments of Cotton.
FAVORITE FAMIIY REMEDY.
Frequently accidents occur in the
household, which cause burns, cuts.
sprains and bruises; for uie in such
cases, Ballard's Snow Liniment has
for many years Ien the collstant
favorite fiamily rcn.tdlv. 25', 50c ant
$1.00 at J. S. Gienard's oIrug sture.
Your Money only when
_r_ , it is safely
OSafle 4 , invested.
Burglars can annoy you; bad
loans may cripple you; specula
tions may ruin you.
The Lake Providence Bank,
is safe because it is governed on
a conservative basis. It holds
your money where you can get it
quickly, and without danger of
Here are the directors of this
S. W. SMITH, JR., J. N. HILL,
J. STEIN, C. F. DAVIS,
SPaiL McGUiRE, J. G. PIrrMAN,
J. W. TOOKE, JR.
J. K. KENNE DY,
Inke Providence, La.
WILL PRACTICE IN
ALL T[HE COURTS
DR. J. E. BROWN,
Physioian and Surgeon,
- Lake Providence, LA.
All calls to any ;5Art of the parlsi
answered promptly-day or night.
ig i-OtIice :ap stairs of the Providence
Unidware Co. btore.
ATIORNEY AT LAW,
LAKE PROVIDENCE. LA.
Will practice in the Courts of Eait
Carroll. Went C+roll and Madison
"COYER UP" WEATIIE
And we have the "cover up"
goods. "C'over Up" Underwear,
$2.00 to $7.50 per suit.
"Cover Up" Suits, $15 to $35.
"Cover Up" Overcoats, $15 to
"Cover Up" Mackintoshes,
87.50 to $25. And Gloves, Muf
fltrs, Hosiery, L'eggins, Sweaters,
Woolen Overshirts, and every
thing to make a man warm and
And everything in boys' goods
as well as men's.
Some extra: swell and brand
new things in overcoats.
WARNER & SEARLES,
- Vicksburg, Miss.
A (;GOO) tOUGH MEDICINE.
IjFrom the Gazette, Toowoomba. Australia.
I find C(hauberlain's Cough Remedy
is an ee('llent medicine. I have been
suffering fromtn t severe cough for the
last two months, and it has effected a
cure. I have great pleasure in recom
mending it.-W C. Wockner. This is
the opinion of one of our oldest and
most respected residents, and has been
voluntarily given in good faith that
others may try the remedy and be
benetitted, as was Mr. Wockner. This
remedy is sold by J. S. Guenard's
A xnapof the Westland ptantation was
fdund in the road last Monday and brought
to our office. where the owner can secure
some liv paying charges.
All accounts against the estate of the late
Geo. IV. McKee should be presented to me
atonce for approval and payment. Also
those indebted to the late Geo. W. McKee
are expected to settle their accounts at
once. D. E. McKEIE.
Lake Providednee. La.. Dec. 50. 1902.-et.
On Decemberl. 1902. from the Wyly-BasS
place. a mouse colored horse mule, about
15.4 hands high; white nose, tail clipped,
no marks and in rather a thin condition. [
will pay $10.00 reward for the recovery of
the horse. G. A. WILLIAMS,
Lake Providence. La., Dee. 13, 1902.
The business heretofore' conducted na
der the name of Crump & Nicol has been
dissolved by mutual consent, Mrs. M. F.
Nicol retiring trom the firm and Mr. J. W.
Crump continuing the business, who has
assumed its liabilites and will pay all bills
and collect all accounts due the lae firm.
J. w, CRUIMP,
IA ARY F. NICOL,
Lake'Nrovideuce. La., L)De 4. 102::-4-t
New Drug Store
is located 'elight apposite the
Lake Providence Bank,
NEW AND FRESH
. Our Presciptles D sO*
ment is la charge of a Reg
ltered Pharmeailt. WIibb
guarantees correctness If
jComplete Line Stationery.
All kinds Mineral Water,
Fine line Soaps and
S Toilet Articles,
Fiull line Pateint Medicines,
OuR iUSnSS IS GROWING
AND OUR DRUG STORE IS
''HE PCPUFAR PLACE,
The Lake Providenee, seruvrille
and Pitle'r' Paete,
Leave Lake Providence and way'
landings on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday al 7' a. m. and 8 p. m. Ar
riving at Mayersville :tt 8:30 a. m. and
4:30 p. m. Lea'vinrg at 8:45 a. m. and
4:45 p. m.
Will leave Lake Providenece for Fit
'Thursdays athd Saturdays at 7 a u.
and $ p m.; arkiviing tat Fitler's at 8:08
a. m. Leave Fitler's at 8 4.5 a m, and
4:45 p. m.9 arriving at ProvideuOe at 16
a. m and 6 p. m.
Lanfding dt Ben Loimonod for pas
sengers and 'reigbt both going an(.
coming on ea6h 'tri of boat.
The schedule gYves you s bours In
Lake Providence to Mayerville andm
return, 6Octs. To Wilson Point and
return 60o. Holly Riadge and return,
25c. Ben LoBobd aaslreturn 25c. T6
Yitler's and return 60c. Only and re
turn0sc. To Shipland return 26o.
Dry barelb 1bc. Ihr bftrrels (j),
lOe. Cirn and oate pr saek lOe Pkgp
less than 40 ple eOct. Over 40 pdl
10c per 100 pds. Double team aOu
wagon or buaggy $1. Single tem anm
wagon or tbggy 75. .lorie or saLw
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