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ST. JOSEPH. LA.
FRLIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1922
MGR. LACY GIVES UP TENSAS.=
Mgr. D. W. Lacy of the Cumber
land Telephone Co., Natchez ex
change, was a visitor to St. Joseph
this week and called on a number of
our people, to whom he bade adieu, a
expressing thanks for the kindly re- a
cepuoon and assistance rendered him
ouring- the many years the Teas s
exchanges worked under his super
vision. Mr. Lacy informs us that a
change has been made in the dis
tricts of 'the Cumnberland Telephone
system and Tenses parish has been
transferred to the Monroe district
and will henceforth be under con
trol of the Monroe exchange; Ferri
day and Vidalia go into the Alex- !
ancar district. As is known to our
older citizens the Cumberland Tel
epnone Company entered this ter
riory in l9ul under persistent ad
vice and suggestion of the Natchez
manager, Mr. Lacy, to whose ex
change this district was assigned.
Waterproof was next built, foL'oweu
several years later by Neweilt n,
thus connecting practically the en
tire 'lenaes front and putting us all
on speaking terms with each other.
And the fact that we finally got
the telephone system here was due,
as stated, to the efforts of Mr. Lacy,
who has always been very prompt un
doing all that he could to better the
service. Hs close proximety to thas
parura made convenient to any of
us to call him when special and
hurried work was desired and be
always "dead headed' such calls,
ever placing himself at tin scivnct
ef hi patrons. Those of us who re
member the dread night of Octobtr
29th, 1901, when almost the entire
business portion of St. Joseph was
destroyed by fire, can never forget
the promptness with which Mr. Lacy
acted. W ire and poles were destroyed
in tne conflagration and St. Joseph
was for the while out of touch with
the world-but not long. Ere the
breakfast bell tingled in many nomes,
Local Manager Lilly Moore had a
long-distance phoned attacned to a
telephone pole on the plank road asi,
once again ,t. Joseph was linked to
the system which dispels distance,
and Mgr. Lacy at Natches was fig
uung on the material needed to re
sure service to the St. Joseph ex
c,.nuge. The railroad was not here
tane out the faithful old steamer St.
.uepn was, with the beloved Capt.
'"A uomy" Waldron on deck, and
tu.t naght she unloaded at St. Jo
soyn an men and material needed,
Mar. .acy coming with his crew.
aappa a Ifull moon supplied neces
sary lght and the men began work
as soon as the material could te
brought to town, and work con
tinued without interruption all night
and all the succeeding day, and by
sundown every line killed by the
fire had been replaced, the crew
having set up a score of poles and
strung about five miles of wire, the
aspatch with which the work was
none being almost unprecedented.
Thus we say that Mr. Lacy has ever
done his best to give his Tensas
patrons good service and his removal
trom our territory is attended with
feeings of regret by his patrons
We understand Mr. lAcy's di
triet has not been decreased by the
removal of Louisiana territory, equal
amount of Mirsisippi territory be
ing added to his hfield, CenterviUe
and Woodville being p-it under his
In separating ourselves from Mr.
Lacy's supervision, on the part of
the people of Tensas parish we thank
him for the kindly interest he has
ever taken in our service and the
great aid same has been in time of
trouble. When the clouds of war
hovered over the entire world, and
the best that was in as was given
to the cause of democracy, ani all
thirsted for latest news, Mr.
Lacy gave free toll to almost every
enuuaty for Associate Press news
St o. L me Aaches Democrat wire
. L paper had gone to press;
.Iian,asppa got unruly and
S.,e ,,igetutLy of man saved the
cr.a.e country from dreadful dev
..,tiii, tene Cumberland Telephone
S.,rs were always in operation and
were always busy. Levee officials at
rmeote points thereby kept in con
stant touch with each other and as
wralg justified men and material
weise rabed to the threatened points,
made pomible by almost perfect
telephone servie. Mr. Laey sew that
this service was maintained, and
though comfortably ensconced in his
ofSee at Nathese his heart and mind
were ever with his friends in Louis
ians and the beet that he hal was
given to us. We wish him well in
w;. :.ver the future may give him
b..:iU ior Lne ac erC.t
-. .*..Lr s he has given L..
Attention is directed to the card
published in this issue of the Ga
zette by Messrs. Hugh Tullis and
Thos. M. Wade, Jr., by whidh those
gentlemen announce that they have
ormed a professional aseociation,
-u..et the terms of which they will
jointly conduct all civil litigated
cases entrusted to them, or either of
them, in the Tensas parish District
Court. We understand that this as
aoCiation applies only to civil case,
and not to criminal matters.
Boblma Smitha, Jr., is home from
L 9. lU. fee the holidays.
SKINNER-McDONALD WEDDING I
"Hear the Mellow wedding bells,- tl
What a world of happiness tl
Their harmony foretells!" b
Of much social interest of the e
season was the wedding of Miss
Dorothy Skinner, daughter of Mr. e
and Mrs. C. C. Skinner, to Mr. Ed- c
r- in Randolph McDonald.
: The bride was born and reared in
h Tensas and is known and loved gen
erally in Waterproof and Newellton
, almost equally as well as in St. Jo
seph, her native town. q
n The groom is a nephew of Mr.
18 Robert L. Wimberly and although not e
r- a native of Tensas, during the two
a years he has been here he has been t
a popular member of the social set
e and is already a promising young c
farmer and business man. 2
The ceremony took place at High t
Noon, on Wednesday, December 27, t
i- 1922, at the Union Church, and was
Kfollowed by an informal reception
u at the home of 'her parents.
1- Miss Skinner is a pretty and at
r- tractive member of the younger set,
and since graduating from Louisiana t
s State Normal has been teaching at
Newellton, where she has indeared
herself to every one.
, The church was attractively ana
°' uniquely decorated in Spanish moss
and large brass candelabra, eighteen
tall white candles, in all, were placed
r. in conspicuous places and added a
warm glow to the general effect.
e, Miss Skinner's attendants were:
Y, Miss Ruby Smitha, maid of honor; I
th Miss Alice Gay Bondurant, brides
1e maid; Mr. Robert Wimberly, Jr., was
Sbest man, and the ushers were
At Messrs. Holman Smiths, Henry Wim
Ad berly. Mr. Harvey Ross was grooms- ]
as Immediately preceding the ontre
of the bridal party, Mr. Edward
e- Buckner, accompanied by Mrs. J. C.
Li Macpherson, sang "Until" with beau
re tiful emphasis and tones.
They entered by the exquisite
el notes of Lobengrin's Bridal Marca
Y and left the altar while Mendels
ed sohn's Wedding March was being
Ph rendered. During the entire cere
th mony soft strains of the organ add
be ed to the sacred and beautiful words
.s, of the minister.
a Miss Skinner entered with her
a father, Mr. Charles C. Skinner, who
r4 gave her away. She was exquisite as
to a bride in a gown of brown lace
:e, over brown canton crepe, made on
g- long simple lines with a drapery
e- caught by a handsome double buckle
x- to one side. Her suede slippers were
re of a lovely brown shade and together
At. with her long brown gloves and love
pt. ly brown picture hat added the final
ad perfect touch to her costume. She
ro- carried a boquet of large white
d, carnations and lilies of the valley,
w. tied with satin ribbon and tulle.
s*- Miss Smiths wore a rich gown, of
rk navy bue canton crepe with a hat
Le of silver metal cloth, draped with an
n- attractive veil which reached to her
ht shoulders. Her long dark grey gloves
by and black satin pumps completed her
he costume. She carried a boquet of pink
)w carnations tied with pink tulle.
nd Miss Bondurant wore a lovely
he gown of grey canton crepe with grey
as suede slippers and long light grey
id. gloves. The exquisite silver cloth has
er was the finishing touch. She carried
as a corsage similar to that of Miss
al Smitha's. *
th Rev. M. J. McLean, the Presbyte
na rian pastor, performed the ceremony.
Preceding with the bride's mother,
s Mrs. C. C. Skinner, were her aunt,
be Miss Rosa Guice, and members of the
al bridal party.
'- Mr. and Mrs. McDonald left on a
e trip, the destination of which they
is kept a secret, and on their return
will be at home on Lake St. Josepa
[r. after Jan. 15th.
of Among the out-of-town guests
as Miss Maude Adair of New Oleans,
he La., Mr. Harte Stringfallow of
of Gainesville, Florida, Mrs. Theodore
ar Case of Homer, La., nee Fannie
en And from Waterproof the tollow
[r. Dr. and Mrs. Emile Ehlert, Mrs.
ry L. B. Hunter, Mr. Randall oHuater,
prs Miss Adele Hunter, Mrs. N. B.
re Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson
s; Lanius, Mr. and Mrs. John Racker
nd and family, Mrs. John Thomas Gor
he don, of Baton Rouge, La., Mr. and
m- Mrs. Duhe (nee Alice Durbin)
ne From Newellton the following: Mr.
nd and Mrs. R. L. Wimberly, Mr. C.
at Reiber, Misses Fu tz, Mr. and Mrs.
n- Howard Netterville, Mr. and Mrs.
as Clyde Ratcliff, and family, Mr. and
is Mrs. Wade Newell and famie.
nd Mr. Fred G. Smith and Mir Carrie
his Daniell sprang a surprise on their
ad friends on Thursday, December 21st,
L.S when, accompanied by the families of
ras either, they quietly betook themselves
in to Waterproof where they were mar
im ried by Rev. H. W. Cudd, pastor M.
t E. Church, South.
The groom, Mr. Smith, a native
of Tenss perish, is only son of teb
rd late Mr. P. C. Smith, in his Iife
Ia- time one of our most useful and
nd progressive citisens, and Jessie Sin
me ner, and has lived his entire life ia
Ive this parish, where he is loved and re
, 'pected by our entire people. He has
rill ever been a good son and brother
ed and we know will make a good sd
of devoted husband.
ict The bride, Miss Daniell, daughter
is- of Mr. Tho. P. Daniell and Caroline
e, Hughes, has lived nearly all of her
life in Tensas, coming here with her
parents from Claiborne county, Misa,
in early childhood. She is a bright
n d attractive young lady and is
loved and admired by many and car
ries into her new life every attribute
that makes for noble wifehood. is
Mr. and Mrs. Smith wilt make re
their home with his mother on "Hard- p:
bargain" plantation, of which prop- t(
erty he has charge. a
The Gazette joins all friends in W
extending good wishes to the happy a
couple as they begin life together. a
Yuletide weddings have become
quite fashionable this season and k
surprise has succeeded surprise, each
event as happy as the other.
Among the hol.day weddings is
that of Mr. Lloyd W. Smith and Miss
O4a Williams, which was quietly
celebrated at Natchez on December
22nd, the bride and groom coming
to St. Joseph next day and going out
to their home at New Light.
The bride has taught school at '
New Light the past two sessions and
is known to most of our people and
is highly esteemed by all. Her home
is at Sumner, Miss. We are delighted
to have her make her home perma
nently with us. The groom is an in
telligent and prosperous planter
who also comes from Mississippi,
and who has won the confidence and
good will of all our people by his
manly bearing and devotion to duty.
We are pleased to welcome this
young couple to Tensas parish and
earnestly hope their lives will be
ever blessed with happiness and
Mr. Arthur Guess of Washington,
D. C., and Miss Maude Wasson, late
of St. Joseph and daughter of Mr. t
and Mrs. A. J. Wasson, were married
at First Methodist Church, Shreve
port, on December 26th, Rev. (Dr.)
We understand they will make
their home at Washington City.
The bride is well known at St. Jo
seph, where she has spent good deal
of her time with her parents and
has many friends, who will be delight
ed to know of her marriage. She is
a most deserving young lady and the
man who has won her is fortunate.
Of him we- know but little, but un
derstand he is a very promising
young man and quite worthy of the
prize he has won.
The Gazette joins the many friends
of Mr. and Mrs. Guess in wishing
them every happiness in life.
B Mr. J. Reese Lewis of this parish
B and Miss Anna O'Hara of New Or- I
leans were married at Baton Rouge
on December 16th and are now com
r fortably ensconced on "Winter
t quarters" plantation.
1 The groom has lived in Tensas for
r some years and is well known to
B our people. He is a most deserving
r young man and enjoys the respect
t and confidence of all who know him.
The bride is a New Orleans girl,
ra trained nurse by profession and a
r most lovely lady. She will receive a
Scordial welcome by our people, who
are delighted to have her with us.
i In common with all friends the
a Gazette wishes for Mr. and Mrs.
Lewis every happiness in life.
CHARLES B. CLAUCGHTON.
(Madison Journal, Dec. 22nd)
* After an illness of several months
Mr. Charles B. Claughton died at his
s home in Tallulah early last Saturday
a Mr. Claughton was for the past
a twelve years salesman for the Shap
leigh Hardware Co., of St. Louis,
a and it was while he was attending
a meeting of their salesmen at Little
, Rock that he suffered a stroke of
f paralysis. He stayed in Little Rock
a for some time under treatment, and
a then returned to Tallulah, but never
seemed to show any marked improve
-ment from the attack.
Mr. Claughton was born at White
L Apple, Franklin county, Miss, Sep
. tomber 18, 1872, and about five years
i. ago he and Mrs. Claughton came to
a Tallalah to ashake their home.
r Mr. Claughton is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Mary Germany Claughton,
la daughter, "Peggy," age three and
one-half years, and Afive brothers: L
* D. Claughton, of Kerney, Nebr.,
. Hugh Claughton, of Natchez, Tom
I Claughton, of Memphis, Jack Claugh- I
. ton, of Roxie, Miss., and Curt
d Claughton, of Caldwel, Kansas.
Mr. Claughton had many friends
"on the road" besides nunmerous ones
here, who join with the family in
* The funeral occurred from the I
ir residence in Taluslah Sunday after-.
t, noon and the remains were buried
f in the Tallaulah cemetery.
t. A cold spell visited us during the
i. mid-week, which brought out wraps
and comforts. With exception of two
oe or three cool spells this has been one
l of the most open winters we have
- had in some years.
a The undersigned have associated
- themselves together, professionally,
is for the purpose of prosecuting or de
r fending, jointly, all civil suits con
Id ided to them, or either of them, in
the District Court for the Parish of
H HUGH TULLIS,
r THOS. M. WADE, JR.,
. St. Joseph, La., Dec. 23rd, 1922.
Is De It NeM -Pra Y ew Pte Tail
It is not often that the Gazette
is tempted to publish private cor
respondence, such being considered
prsonal, but as there are exceptions
to all rules, we believe that we can
apply that exception to this case. So
we take the liberty to publish a note
addressed us this week, which shows
so clearly the depth of apprecia
Dear Mr. Scott:
Won't you please publish this :ittie
card for me? I want all the boys to
know how much I do appreciate their
nice present. Nothing could have
pleased me better. I enclose the
Christmas card for you to see all
their names, but please do not lose
it as I want to keep it in the Bible
for a book mark.
(MRS.) A. A. WHEELER
To Mrs. Wheeler:
"Wishing you a Merry Xmas and a
Happy New Year. From the follow
Clarence Johnston, Hop Brun .
Santo Baragona, George Clari n
Charley Baragona, B. B. Baxter.
;Iowaid Nette:ville, Cecil Blou:.o
ffughes Bondurant, Denton Brewv,
Eid. Osbrn, Myles Smith, Jam:
;irent, I.olis Levy, Bonds Ratcliff.
Card Of Thanks.
St. Joseph, La., Dec. 2(tth, 1922.
I wish to thank the Boy Scout
for the lovely Bible they gave me
for'Christmae. It was such a surprise
an< so much appreciated-just what
I wanted. May God bless the Boy
Scouts ccllectively and our home
troop individually, and I wish then.
all a happy and prosperous New Yea;
and hope they will all grow up to b1
as good men as their fathers.
(MRS.) A. A. WHEELER.
Mr. Julius C. Wasson graduat,
in Mechancal and Electrical Engin
eering at the Louisiana School oi
Technology at Ruston, at close of
school before Xmas. We understand
he expects to go to New York City
where he will enter the employ of
the employ of the Erie Railroad Co.
We extend him congratulations.
With the coming of the Yuletide
season practically all teachers in the
parish from away have gone home,
and all students attending college
are home for the holidays. It is al
most impossible for the Gazette to
get all names, we have done the
best we could, if some are left out
it is simply because we did not get
One Feaney Boll Weevil dusti!',
Machine, in perfect condition, un,
profitably the past season; a2s. .
lbs. calcium arsenate compou,'l.
fer cheap as I am leaving th' r.a',
and do not expect to farm next year
Sunnyside Plantation, St. J )ue.b,
COPIES CHATTEL MORTGAGE
The Gazette has in stock a number
of Chattel Mortgage blanks which we
are offering at 10e a piece, with
special price made on larger orders.
These chattel mortgage blanks were
Scarefully drawn by local attorneys
I and are guaranteed to be peitect and
Scomplete. The Gazette was requested
to print these blank and keep in
stock for benefit of the interested.
The form is quite long, overlng a
sheet 8% x 16 inches, (longer than
egal cap), bence the price we are
compelled to charlge.
SSeveral Stoves-coal and wood
heaters; also one 2-burner oil ,..ok
X mas toys on hand.
MRS. M. L PAUL.
B St. Joseph. La.
BEE HIVES FOR SALE.
a Forty colonies (m<re or leeas
bees for sale @ $4.00 colony, or $5.00UO
Sper colony if sold separately. Will sell
entire lot part cash and balance on
time if security is satisfactory.
W. R. BAKER,
I " St. Joseph, Ia
-Do It Now--Pay Yor Poll Taxi
We Are Ready
To turn out dthat b
of printing when
ever you need it.
. Oar Prices Are iltt
One Lot in Bogalusa,
La., 50x150 Feet
Mrs. I. H, Wheeler
st Joseph, La.
Meet:ng Stockholders National Farm
There will be held at the office
of the Secty.-Treas. Tuesday, Jan.
9th, 1923, the annual meeting of the
stock-holders of the Tensas rarish
National Farm Loan Association at
8 P. M. This meeting is for tn
purpose of election of officers for
the coming year. All borrowers are
members and entitled to vote. All
members who will be unable to be
present are hereby requested to senu
their proxies to the Secty.-'Treas. or
some other officer wiLh nimtrucuou
who to vote for. This association is
doing good work, and with more m
terest on the part of al members
can become a great help to our
EETIUIC BIAKu UllLtbIIai hat
TUESDAY, JANUARY 23rd, 1923
NOTICE IS HEREBY k GlVe,,
that a meeting of the hoard ol ur
rectors of the GULLEk UtinVuks
COMPANY is called to be held at
the office of the resident at 1u o
clock a.m on TUESDAY, JANu.
ARY 23rd, 1923.
B. H. W il' NEY, Presauen..
E. L. GULLEY, Secretary.
St. Joseph, La., December 22nd, 1922.
NO1 l 1l.
N11TII Slusthluue Italas
MONDAY, JANUARY 1st, 1923
PUBLIC NOIICE is hereby given,
That a meeting of the stockholders
of the TENAS AMUS;,ME'A CU.
is called to be held at the 1acaman
Theatre, at St. Joseph, La., Cn MON
DAY, JANUARY 1st, 1.JJ, at 10
o'c.ock a. m., for the purpose ot
electing a new Board of Directors
for the year 1928, and for the dis
patch of such other business .s may
come before the meeung.
(Signed) W. M. DAVIDSON,
St. Joseph, La., Dec. 22, 1922.
mItt1G STOCKuWiLtks lAIl SI. iu.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 19t3
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given,
That a meeting of the stockhalders
of the .sank of St. Joseph, located
a. at. Josepf, Loulaiama, is calte
,o be held at the banking house
on TUESDAY, JANUAItY 9th, 192$,
at 10 o'clock a. m., for purpose of
electmg a new Board ot irectors
for the year 1921, and for the as
patch of such other business as may
come before the meeting.
J. C. MACPHERSON, Cashier.
St. Joseph, La., Dec. 22, 1923.
Pointer bitch two years old, points
and backs nicely, does not retrieve,
r but finds dead birds. Will take $50
for her. Not sent on trial but guar
anteed as advertised, and will hunt
her for interested paies.
St. Joseph, La.
is a Prescription for Colds, Feer
and LaGrippe. It's theim meeost speedy
remedy we knew, preventing Pre
" The Cigar That 5ell"
TILLMAN CIGAR CO.
s lMaI Us Your Orders.
TlE FEARL. LAUIRY
MA I l SMI , 3.,Igget
IT. IOSEPm, LA.
I winh my friends and the
:ta ral I. blic to know that I an.
agent fr the Pearl Laundry
at Vicksla rg, and will be glad to
have a ca ntinuance of their pa
r'nnage, ga aranteeing best serv
,:e I.ail, e to modern equip
,rent; casomer is aimo relieved
,f t x incia'ent to carrying charge.
[ will A-peciate all support
IIm agi~l, 5.
W. R. BAKER & SON
ST. JOSEPH, LOUISIANA
Canned Fish Nuts
Lobster ....................60c Brazils, b. b ......... S...... i
Crab Meat ........ .....60c Walnuts, lb................0e
Tua. ................. 15c--30c
P. R. Salmoa ........... 30 Ailmods, lb................. c
Sardines.......... ..Zlc-35c Pecns, Ib. ..............50.
Fish rlakes ....................18
Mackerel ............... 2.. Fruits
Canned Fruits Apples, doz .............40
Peaches ................... 50.SOc Lemons, doz ............... c
Pea les .. ................... c rape Fruit, each ........126
Fruit Salad ................6Sc Cranberries, lb. ..........2k
ocoanuts, each .......... 12
Apples, lb................... 25c Condiments
Prunes, lb. ........... ...2Sc Salad Dressing........ .....30c
Peaches, b. ............... 30c Mayonnaise ............... 40c
Currants, lb....... .....40c Chill Sauces........... ..3Sc
RaIslns, lb..... .........25c Olives .............Zk-40c
Dates, pkg......... ....30c Olive Oil ........ ......60c
Stuffea Dates, pkg..........SOc . All kinds of Pickles...... 2c up
Perfection Cook Stoves and Heaters, Aluminumware, her
malware, Enameledware, Flashlights and Batteries, Pocket and
Table Cutlery, Community Silver, Cut Glass, Steel Roasters, Carv
lag Sets, Watches and Alarm Clocks, Scissors, Food Choppers,
Wrap your packages in pure white tissue paper and send then.
of in our pretty Holiday Bores.
BAKER & SON
Exceptional Values in Xmas
We Suggest the Following
Suit or Overcoat, $35 to $50.
Silk Neckwear, $1 to $3.
Bath and Lounging Robes, $6
Manhattan Shirts, $2.50 to $7.50.
Traveling Bags and Suit Cases
$10 to $40.
All Silk Hosiery, $1.
And a wide assortment of Hats,
M Caps, Underwear, etc., moder
All orders promptly executed
,"Good @lothes Since 1878"
___ **o - - Natchez, Miss.
We Handle the Flour That Everybody
...Th Famous Juanita - Wah-nee-ta...
All Staple Groceries, including Louisliana
Cane Syrup, Welch Grape Juice and Fruits.
Ring Phone 18 for quick delivery.
Jones Grocery Company
ON SOUTH WALL STREET
St. Joseph, Louisiana
A Bath a Day Keeps You Fit
Complete Equipment Prompt Service
Plumblng -- Heatuing -- Tinnlng
Butchart & Phelan
Main and Union Streets
Shoes For the Holidays
Men's, Ladles' Uand Children's Felt Come
Ladles' Fur and Ribbon T'rimmed Felt lipm
Men's Leather House Slippers
A Fd Line ef Mee's and Ladles' 5ik Hodry,: jOew,
Prices from $1.00 to $.00 per Pair
BROWN & BAER
Sa W kigp VICEKSBURO, ISS.