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THE TENSAS GAZETTE
Gazette Publishing Company, Ltd. Official Paper of the Parish of Tensa School Board and Fifth Louisiana Levee District. $1.5 Per Annum
NE~W SERIES VOL)1. XXIII. ST' JOSEPIt, LA., FRIDIAY, FEBIRUARY 14, 1913. NUMBER. I
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that given by the paper or magazine from the
entaide world It is the frst reading mattel
l abaould buy. Each taue of this paper gives
b y70W just what you will consider
The RIght Kind of
Dr. L. A. Murdock
ST. JOSEPH, LA.
Physician and Surgeon
Office a Plank Road
Offlo Phoe. 12-3; Residence 12
LL G. LT, IL D. IL TIKCE, D.
Drs. Lilly and Trice
St Joseph, - Louisiana
Ofrme Bk BUldin. Lap st ars
G. H. CLINTON
St I..ph, Leelsiana
WIE presios I East CarelMsadsem,
Tenase, Ce rdia. and the Supreme and
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'T. JOSEPH. - LOUISIANA
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Phone In Reldenc.
Str. "Senator Cardiln"
Cr. PRINCE, al r O. L .IILN CI
Natche ad Vicksburg Packet
Leaves Natches Snedays, Tusdaim
and TLmndys at 12, Nees
Leaves Vicksrbwg day, Wedras
ays Fridays at N , arrival
of exapress train.
Everybody who reads
manaazins buys news
papers, but merybody
who reeds newspapers
doesn't buy magaziaos.
Catch the Drift?
Here's the medim to
reach the people of
Let us build you an inch
ad. in this paper; a col
umn ad., a page ac, or
any old size ad.
Let it tell in forceful term:
What you've got to sell
What it's worth
Why it's best at that price
Such an advertisement
in this paper will bring
buyers who hardly knew
you existed before you
/ rK. MEanIwIn
r SY KlME TT
MELISSA WOULD HAVE NO PE881
MIST AROUND THE HOUSE.
"'If you have tears, prepare to shed
them now,'" said Mrs. Merriwid, ad
dressing her maternal maiden Aunt,
Jane. "If you have sighs to heave,
heave to, my hearties!-just so long
as they aren't too heavy and you
don't run any risk of straining your
"Why should I?" inquired Aunt
Jane, without taking her eyes from
the needle that she was threading.
"On general principles, dearie," re
plied Mrs. Merriwid. "It's a world of
sadness and sorrow where the four
flusher is exalted, as one might say
if one used slang, and where honest
merit gets it about half way around
between the front and back collar
buttons, to adopt a metaphor. We are
decadent, degenerate, tainted, auntie.
The trail of the' serpent is over it
all and the canker is at our hearts.
It's perfectly scandalous!"
Aunt Jane knotted her thread, and
then looked over her spectacles at
her niece, who had plumped her
comely person upon the lounge and
was arranging the cushions to suit
her angle of recllnation.
"That was Mr. Megrim, wasn't it,
Melissa?" she asked.
"It was Mr. Megrim, auntie, as you
surmise," replied Mrs. Merriwid. "Mr.
Megrim, all dolled up and looking too
sweet for anything. He would be a
handsome man if he didn't show so
much of his lower teeth, don't you
think? But when society is rotten
to the core and the spirit of greed
dominates the nation, it's hard for a
man of any sensibility to keep his lip
from drooping. I'm afraid some time
he will step on it and have a seri
ous fall. It would naturally be seri
ous, if he had it"
Aunt Jane made a few stitches and
remarked that frivolity was not an
altogether commendable thing in her
Aunt Jan. Looked Over Her spets e at Her Ni.e..
opinion. She quoted Long·rllow to
the effect that life was real and life
"And then some, deare," sai Mrs.
Merriwid. "It's a vale of tears and
a hollow mockery, and one--hem!
thing after another. That's Mr. Me
grim's ikea of it, and at that, life san't
as bad as the people who are more
or less enjoying t. It wasn't so ab
solutely awful before the fatal epi
demic struck Virtue and Honor and
Decency and Justice and Truth and
carried them off, bzt now it's some
thing fierce. 'What's busines?" says
Mr. Megrim. ' pause for a reply.'
'Give it upT Robbery. That's what
it is. Cheating and robbing, extort
ino all that the traffic will bear. What
do we and in politics? Do I hear any
reply? I can answer in one word:
Graft. Demagoguery, ma'am. Men
dacity, ma'am. The politician of the
present day, from president to pound
master, is either a self-seeking ras
cal or a mischievous, dangerous fe
natic. Have we any literature, any
art? We don't even understand the
meaning of the words. The publishers
arp turning out tons of rot every
year and we read it because we are
incapable of properly appreciating
anything else. Sentimental rot, blood
and thunder rot, erotic rot; not
worth the paper it's printed on.
What's mcdicine? Humbug and quack
ery. Wnht'a education? Faddism.
What are our preachers? Hypocrites
or sensation mongers. What are our
judges? Venal vampires, ma'am.' Oh,
It's a cheerful outlook, dearie, be
he+e ma, if you take Mr. Megrim's
wod for it."
"Well, it seems to me there's a
good dehl of truth in what he says,"
remarked Aunt Jane.
"And the ,worst of it is the hope
lesas of conditions," said Mrs.
Msrntwid. '"The rich are getting rich
er sad the poor, poorer, and the cost
a iivinag higher, every day, and I
wo tda wonder if the mean tem
poatr of Topet is steadily rising,
too00. 1I declare, aumtls, I feel anite
discouraged. Two or three wees
ago I was pretty light-hearted, for a
lady in half mourning. The world
seemed to be a good little old world,
after all, tra la. I thought I heard
quite a few little birds warbling mer
rily, and it seemed to me that the
sun shone brightly every once in a
while. Then, Mr. Megrim came along
and the band played the Dead March
from Saul. The sky became over
cast, gloom enveloped everything.
ravens croaked dismally and wet blan
kets fell with a dull, soggy thud all
over the shop. I began to realise that
all was vanity and vexation of spirit
No, there isn't one single ray of hope
athwart the murky horizon, you take
it from me, dearie."
"Did Mr. Megrim have anything
particular to say, Melissa" asked
Aunt Jane, with apparent careles
"He might have had, but he didn't
say it," replied Mrs. Merriwid. "He
forgot himself for a few brief mo
ments and began to talk of the joys
of married life and the charm of con
genial companionship. There was an
unmistakable gleam in his eye.
"'Forget it, Mr. Megrim.' I said
firmly, yet sorrowfully. "Consign it
to abysses of oblivion. You know as
well as I do what the divorce statis
tics are. You know the brutality, the
stupidity, the inconsistancy and de
pravity of man, and the vanity, levity,
fickleness, extravagance and emo
tional folly of woman, and how er
fectly absurd it is to expect any
thing but misery as a result of their
union-excepting children, and you
know what children are nowadays.'
"'There are surely exceptions, Mrs.
Merriwid,' he said.
"I said. 'My deer man, you must be
crazy to think so. Really, Mr. Me
grim, I'm concerned about you. Ill
tell you what yea do. Trot along
home. or better still, go to some res
taurant and order a lht reuast de
cocumbers and milk and lobater sald
and Swiss oheese and pie, san wa
youa'v eaten t, you'll eel meres lke
your dear, dyspeptis self.' Well, he
got mad at that, and went."
"Poor man!" said Aunt Jane, p
Ingly. "I wonder If he Isbt rather tis
judicious in the matter of diet."
"Well, I think he' eareless," Mrs.
Merrlwid answered. "I'hs is emg
time, anyway, that he bit into a Dead
Sea peach and got a distinct flavor of
(Copyrlht, . by W. Q~ Chmsa.
Hard to Imuline.
A sense of the value of money comes
to some people sooner than to others,
and some people never know ts value,
but there Is one little boy in a snharb
of Boston that has a keen sese of
it. He was discusing a pleoe of work
that he had done and tellig his moth.
er how much he had been paid ir it.
Now, the boy is not yet ten years old,
and so the price paid for his labor was
small, To him it looked large, hew
'But a boy I know got four dollars
a week for working," he told his moth
er. He worked for a long time, but
he got sick and died. Now, what do
you think of a fellow that'll die with
that salary?"-Boston Traveler ad
Man Made of Horsehees.
Some years ago Mr. Douglas, the
village smith of Ellensburg, Wash, set
to work to construct a giant figure t
a man out of old horseshoes whish he
accumulated in the course of his work
Up to date he has completed the lgs,
which are composed of no fewer than
35,000 shoes. Mr. Douglas is begmin
ning to wonder If he will ever fnish
the figure, as the coming of the motor
has an appreciable effect upon the
shoeing trade and materials for this
quaint colossus are not coming in ee
fest as they used to do. The saith's
"horseshoe man," even I Its elaome
plete form, is one of the sights at he
TENSAS PARIS" DIRECTORY.
Clerk of Court-Joseph Curry.
Treasurer-W. M. Davidson.
Parish Surveyor-John Johnson.
Game Warden-Charles Johnston.
Coroner-Dr. J. G. Lilly.
Health Officer-Dr. L. A. Murdock.
Members House Representatives
John Murdoch and S. W. Martien.
Members Police Jury.
First Ward-F. L. Guthrie, Notnac
Second Ward-John D. Fultz, New
Third Ward-F. H. Curry, St. Jo
Fourth Ward-Robert B. Lynch,
Fifth Ward-B. F. McVay, Ashwood.
Sixth Ward-Louis T. Hunter, WL
Seventh Ward-Wm. A. Register,
Clayton P. O.
Clerk-R. H. Whitney, St. Joseph.
The Police Jugy* for Tensas parish
meets first Monday in March, June,
July, October and December, at St.
Joseph, at 12 o'clock m.
First Ward-M. W. Bland, Point
Second Ward-Robert Y. Newell,
Third Ward-W. J. Steen, St. Jo
Fourth Ward-P. C. Smith. Delta
Fifth Ward-J. C. Ellis.
Sixth Ward-W. D. A. Gorton, Wa
Seventh, Ward-D. F. Miller, Gold
man P. O.
Secretary School Board and Super
Intendent Education - Thomas M.
Magistrates and Constables.
First Ward - Magistrate, M. W.
Bland, Point Pleasant; constable,
Second Ward-Magistrate, Louis
Thwkner, Newellton; constable, L. K.
Third Ward - Magistrate, E. F'.
Newell. St. Joseph; constable, John
I. Smitha, St. Joseph.
Fourth Ward-Magistrate, B. Y.
Berry, Delta Bridge; constable,
Fifth Ward-Magistrate, D. IL
O'Kelley, Ashwood; constable, -
Sixth Ward-Magistrate, J. H. Sea
man, Waterproof: constable, John D.
Seventh Ward-Magistrate, U. D.
M4embers Parish Democratic Execu
First Ward-R. W. Newell, Newell
ton: F. L. Guthrie. Notnac P. O.
Second Ward-Lonis Buckner, New
ellton: R. V. Newell, Newellton.
Third Ward-A. E. Green, St. Jo
seph: Louis Buckner Jr., St. Joseph.
Fourth Ward-R. B. Lynch, New
Light: P. C. Smith, Delta Bridge.
Fifth Ward-D. H. O'Kelley, Ash
wood: B. F. McVay, Ashwood.
Sixth Ward-G. C. Goldman, Gold
man P. 0.: Allan Shelton, Waterproof.
Seventh Ward-D. F. Miller, Gold
man: E. D. Coleman. Highland.
At Large-Joseph Curry, St. Jo
seph: W. M. Davidson, St. Josephb:
John Hughes, "St. Joseph; Dr. K. B.
McMillan, Point Pleasant; John Mur
District Judge-John Dale, Vidalia.
District Attorney-Abner E. Green,
Terms of Court-The terms of the
District Court in the parish of Tenses
are hereby fixed as follows, to-wit:
Jury Terms-Third Mondays in
April and October.
Civil Terms-Third Mondays in
January, February, March, May, June,
July, November and December.
Town of St. Joseph.
Mayor-W. M. Davidson.
Clerk-Abner E Green.
Town Treasurer--R. H. Whitney.
Aldermen - Joseph Curry, B. F.
Young, TLouis Buckner Jr., Oscar
Levy, E. J. Walton.
Board meets first Tuesday In each
month at office of the mayor.
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Rev. P. H. Fontaine, paster I. IL
church, holds services at Waler
chapel on morning and afternoe eof
first Sunday, and at the Untoa
church, St. Joseph, on the aight od
the first Sunday and mornating ad
night of the third Sunday.
Rev. Father Degnan of Vidalia says
mass at the Catholic chapel, St Jo
sepb, once a month, following an
Synopsis of Game Laws-Open Sea
1. Doves-From September 1 to
2. Wood or Summer Duck--S-4
tember 1 to March 1.
3. Teal Ducks-September 15 to
4. River Ducks-October 1 to
5. Coots or Poule D'eau-October
1 to March 15.
6. Geese or Brant-October 1 to
7. Snipe-September 15 to April 1.
8. Turkey (cocks only)-Novea
ber 1 to April 15.
9. Quail-November 15 to Mare
10. Robins-November 15 to March
11. Deer (bucks only)-October 1
to January 1.
Limit of Bags In a Day:
15 of all other game birds.
2 bucks, and not more than five tn
F. & A. M.
Masonic lodge meets at Newelltea
Masonic lodge meets at St. Joseph
on second Tuesday.
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