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THE TENSAS GAZETTE
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NEW SERIES VOL. XXII. ST' JOSEPH, LA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1912. NUMBER 45
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OF SACRED LION
Sailor's Graphic Recital of His
Startling Experience in a
West African Jungle.
AIDS MEDICINE MAN
Takes the Part of the King of Beasts, I
but When a Real Leo Appears He
Takes to the Tall Timbers Where
He Spent a 81eepless Night
New York.-Never did a sailor on
the seven seas have such an expert
once as that which befell the first
mate of a British tramp steamer that
lies in her dock in South Brooklyn.
The irat mate of the steamer Com
eric, Alexander Hedworth, to wit, re
lates a plain, unadorned tale of being
a sacred lion in the wilds of Africa.
"I was first officer of the dutch trad
ing ship Vlool that was wrecked on
the West African coast about a year
ago," said Hedworth. "I wandered in
land for two days.
"Shortly after dawn on the third
day of my wanderings I awoke from
my dreams of beefy banquets, in the
erotch of a tree, where I had climbed
to escape the prowling Jungle beasts,
to hear loud sobe pf anguish. After
each outburst of sobs came a loud
"A short distanow from my tree,
sitting on a huge lion skin on the
ground, was a weird specimen of a
native. He was bawling as though
his heart would break and ever and
anon he would hit a nearby tree a
wallop with a huge club.
"'After a lot of greetings I sat down
on the ground near the jungle weeper
and he told me his tale of woe. He
was an outeast melicine man, and he
sobbed as though his heart would
"And then like a sash a great idea
oceurred to me and with many signs
and bad native lingo I told my plan to
the ex-medicine man. Briefly., I made
him a proposition. I was to restore
his old job of mediafce man and in
return he was to feed me
"Under my plan I was to become
a. lion, a sacred lion. The lion skin
on which my medicine man frlend sat
had given me the idea. I got into the
- c c
egan to Rear.
tie skin. The mediolne man sewed
as nto t wtth toh fiber.
ewe arrived on the outekirts
at the sttIoment I got down on my
hnds and feet like a real lion and be- I
gan resr. Then we entered the vfl
age, the ea-medilne man first with
his bis dlub, and me a-roarin like
a The momet the villagers
sighted us the eltoement began. I
rared laouder and they beman to hu
die their hLts and elimb trees.
"My modeline man proceeded to
raisen his voie and presently the
tribesmea began to ereep back by
twoe and threes and kowtowed low I
before him. He hit two or three of
them a wallop with the club to lot
them know that he was boss
"Well, I held hat job of sacred lion
down for a fortnlght
"I wau sltting in troat of my hut one 1
evening enjoying a smoke and watchb
in the awe-trlcke viflagers when ,
there came a roar on the eveniln air t
that curdled y mblood~ It wa the t
roar of a real lion.
"When the hio saw me he stopped
and roared So did L But he didn't
stop long. Iroared agan. I whistled,
I screamed, I were, but the tlon, over
come by earioslty, kept comin Into
the Jungle I went as hat uas I could
travel, and that was noat very ast,
for that iein ski w5s ternay I
"inally the fber sttehes began to
give and thea I founad that I could
worm my way out of the hide, The
real ion was almost on top of me by
this time ad I had barely gotten out
and shinned ap a nearby tree be
fore Mr . Lion el poan that caeed
hide. That tool beast sat under my
tree and roared his bead of all nLght.
When mornins broke he whisrLked his
toil and oruised of. t
When I thught that his nale was c
we en his voyeage I shaned down the I
We and started ae a rsn thwreh the
WOMAN PULLS DOWN
A STRAY BALLOON
Bounced Across Porch When She
Seized Rope Trailed From
Chicago.-Mrs. Walter R. Smith, of
8920 South State street, was crooning
her baby tr sleep late the other after
noon on her improvised roof garden
the top of a rear shed-when she
heard a series of yells from the
street. High overhead she saw a 125
foot dirigible balloon, in which were
4 two men yelling a little louder 'han
s the 200 in the street.
SMrs. Smith saw by 'he frantic gee
Cures of the balloonists that the per
formance was not being staged for
her benefit. A moment later she saw
a heavy cable, hlnging from the dirigi
t ble, come draj over the fence
t directly toward her roof garden. The
balloonists redoubled their yells.
Mr'. Smith promptly laid her baby
rn the floor, rubbed her hands brisk.
ty, and when the cable reached her
roof garden made a jump for it. The
.,700 pound balloon dragged her, kick
she Caught a Fresh Grip.
Ing and scrambling, across the sheod
until she landed with a thud agast
a picket fence at the side. That
would have been about enough for
most people, but it only made Mrs
She caught a fresh grip, braced both
feet aganlst the fence, and yanaked the
rope with all her 185 pounds. Some
thing gave, and she fel to the Boor
with another thud. She eaught an
other grip, gave another yank, and the
balloon dropped easily down into a
nest of telephone wires.
About then the 200 shouting speetar
tors decided it was safe to offer their
assistance, and came running into the
yard to hold the balloon down. The
woman was before them, and helped
the badly scared men, Horaoe $, Wild
and his engineer, John De Courcey,
to extricate themselves They had
lost contrl of the big ship and were
in danger of collding with a building,
with unpleasant consequences.
Mrs. Smith looked them over casual.
ly, saw they were not hurt, and re.
turned to her baby, picked it up, and
walked into the house as If pulling
down a seven passenger dirgible,
with 37,000 cubic tfeet of gas, was one
of her every day diverlios. The
men she reaeued hurried after he and
overwhelmed her with thanks.
LIGHTS KEEP HENS AWAKE
Street Lamps Bing Grasshoppews
and Greedy Fewls Stay Up
Oklahoma City--John Sharwln, U1,
Ing at 25th street and 8hartel avenue,
has asled the city commisoaers to
have the street lights turned off at
midnight for a rather oneommon ree
"I want the lights turned o." maid
he, "so my ehickeons can pet some
Sherwin declares that every night
his chickens go out under the big
electric light at the cornr and feast
on the grasshoppers that as attracted
by the big lamp that swings over the
middle of the street He has made
repeated attempts to drive them back
to roost, but they cannot be lndueod
to leav]sehe teast
"Sometimes the chickens remain up
all night," said Sherwin, "and go back
to roost about daylight. They areo
drowsy all day and the hens do not
Sherwin blames a dissipated old
rooster for the demoralization of his
flock. He says the rooster was out
late one night and discovred the
graashoppers.'He gallantly called the
hens and they left the roost to answer.
Since then the bes have waited each
night for the light to be turned on and
the feast It btries them.
mggset Corn talk.
Melroe, Wls.-The bgLgest eor
stalk of the sesuos L on dbisplay lo
J. D. MeCalhm's wtindow. B. M . Bt
ton brought it up fromu his place uth
of the vilage. The stalk measures
13% feet tin legth, ad Mr. Dtten
eays there is leb mre t t In the
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TENSAS PARISH DIRECTORY.
Clerk of Court-Joseph Curry.
Treasurer-W. M. Davidson.
Parish Surveyr-joh Johnson.
(ame Ward--harles Johaston. 1
Coroner-Dr. J. G. Lilly.
Health Officer-Dr. L. A Murdock.
Members House Representative-
John Murdoch and S. W.. Martihs.
Members Poliee Jury.
First Ward-F. L OGthrie, Noteac
Second Ward--John D. Fults, Nw
Third Ward--. H. Cuary, St. e'
Fourth Ward-Robert B. Iach,,
Fifth Ward-B. P. 1eVay, Ashwood.
Sixth Ward-Louis T. Hunter, Wa
Seventh Ward-Wm. A. Register,
Clayton P. O.
Clerk-R. H. Whitney. St. Joseph. 1
The Polieo Jury foe Tenass paris
meets first Monday It March, June, 1
July, Oetober and December, at SL
Jeoeph, at 12 o'elock a.
First Ward-M. W. Bland, Poatt
Secaud Ward-Robert T. Newel!, 1
Third Ward-W. J. Steen, It. Jo t
Fourth Ward-P. C Smith. Delta
Fifth Ward--. C. RiBS.
Sixth Ward-W. DA., Gorton, Wa
Seventh Ward-D. F. Miller, Gold
man P. O.
Secretary School Board and Sper
intendent Edueatlea - Thomas i.
Wade, Newelltea. I
Magistratese ad Censtablee. c
First Ward - Maglstrate, N. W.
Bland, Point Pleasant; constable,
Second Ward-Magistrate, Louis
uckner. Newellton; constable, L. K.
Third Ward - Magistrate. E. I.
Newell. St. Joseph: constable, John
B. Smiths, St. Joseph.
Fourth Ward-Magistrate, B. T.
Berry, Delta Bridge: eoastable.
Fifth Wiard-Magstrate. D. H
OVKelley, Ashwood; constable, -
zith Ward-Magistrate, J. H. Sea
man. Waterproof; constable, John D
Seventh Ward-Magistrate, 1. D
Coleman; coastable, --
Members Parish Demeeratle Exece
First Ward-R. W. Newell. Newell.
-on: F. L. Oathrle. Notnae P. O.
Second Ward-Louis Buckner. New
eliton: R. T. Newell. Newellton
Third Ward-A. E. Green. St. Jo
seph: Louis Buckner Jr., St. Joseph.
Pourth Ward-R. B. Lynch. New
Light: P. C. Smith, Delta Bridge.
PFifth Ward--. I. O'Ke!ley. Ash
wood: B. F. McVay. Ashwood.
Sixth Ward--. C. Goldman, Gold
man P. O.: Allan Shelton, Waterproof
Seventh Ward-D. F. Miller. Gold
mnan: T1. D. Coleman. Highland.
At Large-Joseph Caurry, St. Jo
senh: W. M. Davidson, St. Joseph:
.rohn Hugfes. St. Jeseph: Dr. K. B.
"WcMilan. Point Pleasant; John Mur
District Judg. - VMalIs
District Attorney-Abner E. Green.
Terms of Court-The terms of the
District Conrt in the parish of Teanes
are hereby fixed as followrs, ~tit:
Jury Terms-Third berlays in
April and October.
Civil Terms-Ti rd Mondays in
Tannary, February, Mareb, May, tohe,
Tuly, Novemb7 aad December.
Tow, of St. Jeaph.
Ma.,or--W. M. DavldsOi
Clerk-Abner . Oreea.
Town Treseanm--R H. Whitn~ay
Aldermen - Jossh Cmrry, B F.
•oun, Lols maeesnm Jr., Osar
'*,y, k. J. Walteon.
Bo'rd meets first Tmesda Ii e,.
sO l at ls at t m
Rev. P. H. Fontalse, pastor M. IE.
church, holds services at Wesle
chapel on morning and afternoop of
first Bunday. and at the Unioa
church, St Joseph, on the night of
the first Sunday and morning and
night of the third Sunday.
Rev. Pather Degnan of Vidaltd sys
mass at the Catholle chapel, St. Jo
seph, once a month, following a.
Synopsis of Game Laws-Open Suea
1. Doves-Preo September 1 to
2. Wood or Summer Ducks--Sep
tember 1 to March 1.
S. Teal Duoks-September 165 o
4. River Dck-O-etobr 1 to
5. Goots or Peul D'ea--Octob.r
1 to March i.,
6. Geese er rant-Oetdb 1 to
7. SnIpe-September 15 to April 1.
I. Turkey (cocks eaay)---Novem
ber 1 to April 15.
s. Quail-Novamber 15 o March
11. Deer , 030- 1 I
to January 1.
Llitit of SIag tl a Day:
15 of all other game birds.
S bucks, and not are thya five la
fP & A. M.
Masonic lodge meets at Newellto
Masonic lodge meets t . Joseph
on second Tueday.
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