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THE TENSAS GAZETTE
SNE W SERIES VOL. XVI. ST. JOSEPH. LA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 8 1909 NO. 16 THE AFTERMATH Second Crop of Bargains * Remnants! Remnants!! Galore! UNDREDS of desirable remnants in Silks, Dress Goods, Ginghams, Percales, Galatea Cloth, Outing, Flannelettes, Flannels and White Goods at less than half the:formerprice. A general clean-up sale of Odds Ends from every department at genuine Bargain prices NEVV YEAR GREETINGS e thank our friends, patrons and the public generally for their liberal patronage and wish V them-all a bright and hapy -New Year. Very truly, Valley DryGoods Company, Vicksburg Miss. ATICHEZ PRIVATE WIKt CU. COTTON, GRAIN, REVISIONS, STOCKS. Direct Wires to New York. Chicago and New Orleans. I 8. Whealger, NATCHEZ, MISS FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT S- own andl Plantation Risks in this Parish Written. Get My Rlas. F.A.L R. NEWELL, ST. JOSEPH, LA. -~ -------.. .. .----- i o iLO e I Keep Constantly on Hand P Full Supply of .Metallic and Wood Coffins and all Sizes from Infant to AdAit. Up-.t-Dat Styles. b,1 Carry Barial Cs ie s to Sit Citemer. Turnish at Once, Orders received by Wire or Otherwise. -LEOPOLD ELGUTTER, eliton, - - Loullsana PRINTING COMPANY, PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS AND STATIONERS. NATCHEZI MISS. FOR WORK CAN BE LEFT AT TENSAS GAZETTE OFFICE ALL PAPER I SAM W. HAZLIP, Contractor, Painter nad ALL PAPER It haer anr. Br. Joemrs,lA. Bee my smplee before lasklng seleeottO. ,.000 samples reata lro JLL PAPER I so per rol to ge per ronL. )mate. gtvea on the smallest jobs. Photograaph Studio. 524 MAIN ST., NATCHEZ, MISS. CLASS WORK DONE AT REASONABLE RATES People are Espeolally Invited to Visit my Studio Carroll Lumber Company, Ltd. LA m m !noW marm, L.a. Would be pleased to have your orders for Laumber, Doors, Windows, Shingles, Roofing and Brick. anthM g in the buildina line. Plantation orders given strict attention. i. have embarked in the Undertaking Busines sad have laid tin a full stock of Coffins of all Grades and Prices, which i a olfer the trade at very close figures. I CAN BE FOUND AT MY LIVERY STABLES. JO s PHE - - LOUISIAN OTEL "NATCHEZ" NATCNrZ, IIMIs. JI A8 O. ISMIIT'-, Pa'opaAeto·t sall the best features Iolf a tt-l hot. . Ler shop, bath ro.,m aid an excellent bar and bilhardl iu uo ,t ached. A , ,. stoppingl place for Tensas peopl. LABOR AGENTS CAUSE ALARM Spread False Reports in Negro Settlements. A BANK'S INSUCCESSFUL CAREER daloons an Loulslina Along Misro issilppl, Menaces State Prohl bition there, B·ton Rouge to Have Cannery. In Shreveport the police were ap pealed to, to check false reports start ed by labor agents in the negro settlements that this year chickens. ducks and geese belonging to negroes will be taxed, the dog license doubled, washerwomen and negro cooks forced to pay license and all other negroes now exempt burdened with taxes. The negroes are frightened and some are planning to leave. The labor agents were recently "advised" by the planters to quit the plantations, which were being demoraalized, and they have invaded the city. Ouachita Valley Hank Liquadated. The Ouachita Valley Bank, a state institution, with a capital of $50,000 and deposits of $9,000, closed its doors after a short but unsuccessful career. State Bank Examiner W. L. Young is in charge of the Banks affairs. The Bank is solvent and everything is Intact. Depositors will be paid in full and stockholders will net lose anything by the liquidation. The ac tion was taken by the directors after a consultation, based on the belief that the Bank would not be justiaed in continuing business any longer. New System of Accoauting. In several instances the new sys tem of accounting for expenditures of state funds by departments and state institutions will begin on Jan. 1. This system was arranged by Trav eling Auditor Smith at the instance of the governor, and is to be grad ually extended to all departments and institutions handling state mon ey. Each department and institution will be started out on this system as soon uas it has been arranged and the department furnished with the neces sary books for its operation. Rice Expri Stat Extension. C. E. Sellers, in charge of the Crow ley rice experiment station, which is maintained jointly by the State De partment of Agiculture and the United States Department of Agri culture, has made his annual report, in which he sums up the results of his observations during the past year. The report makes specific recommen dations concerning the culture of rice. It Is expected that the station will be greatly enlarged next year and a cer elist will be detailed by the Federal department to study rice culture. Two Killed in Wreck. Engineer William Sargent of Al giers, and Conductor Charles F. Rob ichaux of Lafayette, were killed in stantly when a work train of the Southern Pacific Railroad was de railed in the outskirts of Breaux ridge, the locomotive turning turtle. When the wreck occurred Fireman W. Martin escaped by leaping through the window of the cab. The engine fell on the west side of the track, and the tender on the east side, leaving the main line practieal ly clear. Levee Bosed Lands. Fred rsace Register of the State Land Office. sent letters to the Presl dents of the different Levee Boards calling theitr sttntion to th.ejaw law relative to the sale of lands belong ing to oarda. The lands, under the new law, must be advertied in the State omclal Journal where the lads are located belore they can be sold by the boards. Bg Panlls om Waes. In Alumria, ermeast Rhorer, the 14-year-old son of VaughLn Rhorer, a dairyman was killed by alling from a wagon in which he and sveral little boya were riding. He fell when the wagon wheel struck a rat, and the wheels paed over isL bedy. He Adied within an hour after bng eeuveet to at home. No bese wer, brokes, but the tjulries were terel. MOCKS PROHIBITION LAW. Saloon In Louusiana Furnish Free Rides for the Thirsty. Vicksburg was startled when Tho mas Morrissey opened a saloon on the Louisiana side of the Yazoo Canal on a barge. It is within 150 feet of the city proper, and in a convenient sec tion. In such location this saloon is doing the business of the twenty seven which have Just closed. Pat rons have swarmed across the narrow canal in launches and skiffs, the pro prietor furnishing free rides to the thirsty. The boats could not runfast enough to accommodate the crowds, and a land office business was done. Sheriff Sevier, of Madison parish, had a deputy stationed on the barge to preserve the peace, beer blind ti gers are out of the running for the new saloon, with the real goods, is right at the city's doors, and mock the Prohibition Law. Cannery for Baton Rouge The Baton Rouge Board of Trade has received a letter from P. H. Rob erts, of Brighton, Colo., a practical cannery of long experience, in which he offers to come to Baton Rouge and interest himself in a canning' factory. He estimated that it will cost about $15,000, with a capacity of 50,000 cases of canned goods a year. He est imates the average profit would be $10,000 a year on such an invest ment. He does not think that a small factory would pay. Try to Wreck a T'asi. Two attempts were made to wreck the passenger train on the Opelousas Gulf and Northeastern Railroad Just north of Rayne. Obstructions were found on the track in four different places, and when the train returned in the evening obstructions were again found on the track. In each case they were evidently placed for the purpose of wrecking the train. In one place the whistle post had been pulled up and thrown on the track and another points ties had been used. Meeting of School Boards. Governor J. Y. Sanders announce-l that the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Southwestern Indus trial Institute has been postponed from Jan. 5 to Jan. 9. The Board of the Louisiana School for the Dcat, will meet on Jan. 12. The Board of the School for the Blind, will mest on Jan. 14. Interest Decreased to State. State Treasurer Captain O. B.,teele notified the four fiscal agent banks of the State of the amount of interest due the State by the banks on the funds that have been on deposit in the banks during the past year. The total amount which the State made on the interest of its funds amounted to $31,021.64. Board Meetling Anmoueed. The governor has announced the dates of board meetings as follows: Southwest Louisiana Industrial In stitute at Lafayette, Jan. 9; State School for the Deaf at Baton Rouge, Jan. 12; State School for the Blind at Rouge, Jan. 14. All these boards are lately appointed bodies. Negro is Arrested. Sheriff Parker has plaoed in the Port Allen Jail a negro named Robert Brown, who is believed to be impli cated in the murder of Mr. Rivet, the aged white man at Baton Rouge Junc tion. Brown was arrested several days ago near Melville, but transfered to the Port Allen Jail. Third Entry for Postasterhi. All indications point to a lively contest over the Monroe postmaster. ship. It is coMsideresd a Juicy plum Mrs. W. J. C. Austin, UNDERTAKER mt. Jemoph, La. I dJemre to keep the Ten... pubtlic in mind of the fact that I have re turned to my home sad will continueu the business of Undertaker. I k- epon hand a full line of letalics, copper lined for adults and children, cloth covered and carved caskets, and common coints, and will have a man to conduct funerals when called upon. Prices to suit the hard times .... I ask of all ti'e friends of my late husband a share of their patronage. MRS. W. J. C. AUSTIN. and well worth the struggle The of fice pays about $250 per month. Dr. J. H. McCormick, a life-long Repub lican announced that he had entered the list of contestants, and stated that he had received encouraging as surances of suport from leading citi zens. The other applicants to date are Capt. J C. Weaks and John B, Hays. New $50,000 Federal Building. W. W. Duson received from the United States Treasury Department an acceptance of Site No 1 for the location of the Federal building in Crowley. The ground is now occupied by two frame buildings, which must be moved within thirty days after no tice has been given by the govern ment. Mr. Duson has sixty days in which to accept the offer and effect the transfer of the property. The proposed building will cost approxi mately $50,000. Registrars all Appointed. Many of the registrars of voters ap pointed by the governor and secretary of state have received their commis sions. On Monday, Jan. 4, the new registrars were ready to begin their work. At first they have a big Job on their hands, as there will have to be under the new law a complete re registering of every voter in Louisi ana. Under the new law the voter, when he registers, must state his par ty affiliation. Pare Food Guide. For the purpose of agreeing on bow the pure food and drug code shall be operated in New Orleans, President D. Harvey Dillon and City Health Ofcer W. T. O'Reilly will hold a conference. The city has been making a determined fight for pure milk and meat, and Dr. Dillon will ask Dr. O'Reilly to look up the en foreement of the oode as respects these things within the mnieipality. Saloons Confined to Negrop. In St. Francisville for the first time in the history of the town a white man is unable to enter a saloon and buy a drink. Of the five saloons per mits granted, all have opened up for the negro trade. All the saloon men claim that the paying of $1,225 li cense makes trade unprofitable. Mnnicipal Epeases. It cost the city of Baton Rouge a total of $91,708.60 to run its govern ment during the year 1908. City Auditor Perkins has completed his work of auditing the books of the city for the year and the total lncome. The total Income of the city was$100, 846.31. --4 To Mark State BDmarry. Governor Sanders hat sent a notice to Governor Noel of Mississppi, that the State of Louisadna is going to mark the boundary in the Gulf cost, between the State of Louisiana and Mississippi. Acording to Act 137, the sum of $5,000 was appropriated out of the Oyster Commission for the purpose of marking this boundary. f T TRI-WEEILY AND VICUSURG PACKET. NLn Bia . 1m po Tuen,. Loa Y d t lia, Werns Ua~ -I - C. P. SHAW, NATOmEK,. Ia... tuco>Ises TO IEA toI0.a FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOPS Manufaoturer of Engines, Cotten Pressee, Agrieultural, Imspleeae and Well Augurs. Dealer in Pulleys, Shaftlng, Pipe, brame Ooods and Ceneral Mil Supplles. To 11,. long felt want I have tnstaUlledae aeuyarrhae and have employed a competent gin-wright to look after uaam Sguarantee perfeet satLsfaotlon to all those who may vr er pg added this line pllaoe me In a poettion to attend to Se ats o ranehe., from seed ootton to the bale. All kinda of maehies ,wJ and satisfaction guaranteet. tolleltlng your fature ord e aa Yours truly, C. P. S W. 'tehes, Mtep. Louis Hoffman Hardware 0Q DEALERS IN SADDLERY Pull nue of Harness and Saddles always es head which will be sold at Lowmest Possible Paritso We always keep a Competitent Saddler empleped to do repairs of all kinds. Louis Hoffman Hardware Co. '= 1 Are You Going To Build? If so, carry out the idea under the most favorable condltlo by me ing us about the In ber required for the purpose. To build eoad. oally, build well. For high-grade, well manufactured Rough aud rd remed Sbgim, lurh.g, cas I at , R*"& r um Deerh, ad,, hu. Iý i etc. Cal em s. We .k a Sp.d~ y of L. la I Yedl he BreI Florhg : : • : : : : : : Always get our prices and inveltgte eour faclittes befere plaing your eder. E. A. ENOOcHS, THE LUMBERMAN. e a NE3 An ma *ewe . . WAT1 g a~ THE SAFEST AND QUICKEST WAY TS TRANSFER MONEY IS BY LONG DISTANGE TELEPI OE FOR ART APPLY »T Le"a mans CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE I TELESIAP SN. Allison H. Foster Funeral Director, Undertaker and Embalmer. Also dealer in Headstones and Monuments, Granite and Matble. All services pertaining to my business promptly attended to at reasonable prices. No. 220 Main Street NATCHEZ ISSI A. ROSE, President. B. W. GRIFFITH, Vice.Pmksibt. R. GRIFFITH, Secretsa. Do You Expect to Work for Other People Al Your Life? Start a Savings Account A w Get one of our self rgisWIfg~tIl Banks and watch your sr- . i-p gtow. 4 PER CENT INTERFT ON ALL . DEPOSITS SEMI-ANNUALLY. CITY SAVINGS AND TRUST. M I VIC5S3URG, M1S.