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". .G4* THE TENSAS GAZETTE " .... lsmbU~t~ Ow. L.I *. .oý.. - s h* tsr 'ra. omm o U lh@ inew, .. )"h~ Lý . rwm. 10reý -- - NEW SERIES VOL. XVI. ST. JOSEPH. LA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26. 1909 . , O 23 •THE ONE PRICE STORE " EATHE FREIGHT MAIL :: ORDERS , WE PAY VALLEY7 DRY GOODS CO. Mai orders recev [Wi, prepay express on fr(eight charges on all mail proMpa nd carefswil aee-v orders of $5.00 or over. Vicksburg, Miss. on.mpt andamplesre quattea titlltion. SamplesF onOD requeED l T1ISECOND WEEK OF GREAT WHITE GOODS SALE. L .(EI)iN(,V As regards our ie, no e SKeeping faith with the people has its reward. The first week's selling exceeded our best expectations. We make it a rule to td statements wur b, pemltg. ,i, hhrr1 ..... ... ......,. val- sacrific quality for prices. If you see it in Our Ad.-"It's so." We give the people exactly what we advertise. Many new The union lnens are quoted it. 4.-' ' a,,,r white Batiste Claire- additions this week to replace'lots that we closed out last week. All new, clean and fresh, not an old garment in the lot 90-inch Union Lnn. Shetng. vr ,iv.d V; c vaue. (HI A R MUSLIN Tdurable; 90v value. Yard....D I LI)IES IW . $1.25 90-in. bure Uinen SheTS.'. ........ . Children's Muslin Drawers, hem- E M B R 0 I D E R I E S. Fine Muslin Skirts, made witih 18- Yard ...... p Line heeag. ikto ,,clh:tfon ('loth-ask to see it-- stitched with 3 pin tucks; ages 2 inh flounce, with t rowsnew ,thlmng now; very dainty and to 12 years; value 12 1-2c. Salk More of such splendid offerings as caused such sensational selling last week. nch ue, rows new w.it $ack pr Ites maghg, h,,.r; beautiful texture; 10 yard price, pair .. ... ....... ..7 . 1-2 c FIRST LOT consists of perf'et match COND LOT includes complete line very attractive models; $2.50 val- 36-nchYa Butchre's Linen. 45 gr. ,i;, s better than similar cloths at Limit of one dozen to a customer. sets in Cambric, Lawn inl SwiLs of match sets in Lawn, Cambtic * ue. Sale price ............$00 Yard... B .' e... ae. $3.s , piece. Piece ........$1.98 This item for cash only. Insertions and egea in. various and Swiss; up to 10 inches wides; Muslin Skirts, good quality, full 36-inch Waists Union Linen, e hi id and check uslins; reg- Good quality Muslin Drawers for widths up to 6 inches; 23c val:,j. 40c and 50c, values. Sale price, sizes, with deep hematitched tuck Iir . lid and ch ek Muslins; regial Children, mare with hemstitched Sale price, yard ......... . 14y ar, ............... .... ..... ed rfufle; regular 75c value. Sale vtlue. Yard ... .. . . ... ,8 e Sa l . .r 10c ruffle, with 5 pin tucks; ages 2 to THIRD LOT includ,s fine lin' of Dainty assortment of Corsets Cover price.................. 49 36-inch pure Linen Lawn, 50 l . t Ii Per l IO 12 years; 18c value. Sale price, Cambric and Swiisisi match sets. Muslin and Nainsook Skirts, made ue. lard.................. e 3,inh w hit' Irish Percale for skirts pair . .. .. . . . .. . . , .1 new 190 patterns: width up to 13 Embrodieries; attractive new pat- full, wiht deep embroldelt flounce 36-inch pure Linen Cambric; val ali tb suits; I 5c value, Limit of one dozen to a customer, inicihies; values up to 75c. Sale terns; values up to $1.23. Sale and tucked flounces; $1.00 value. ue. Yard .. ............ 4g yar .... ............ 12 I-2c This sale for cash only. price.. ............. . .....39 price .................. . 4~ Sale price .............. .. adelliLgr $e6 gedh. .u . .c!s! .'.a ..... .. . .. ...... H . I,, ,, , , , , ,, • I II II I H1 I I I 11 II Ill I I"l IIll I11 :NATCHEZ PRIVATE WIRe CO.U COTTON, GRAIN, PROVISIONS, STOCKS. Direct Wires to New York. Chicago and New Orleans. -. Manag-,o.. NATCHEZ, MISS '.... --L;----~-- ,, FIRE; LIFE AND ACCIDENT Town and Plantation Risks in this Parish Written. Get My Rates. RROLL H. NEWELL, ST. JOSEPH. ] o toe Q I e.ap Constantly on Hand - a Full Supply of Metallic and Wood Coffins Trimed and all Sies from Infant to Ad.k Up-to-Date Sty... Als3 Carry Brial Costumes. Prices to Snit Cu tomer. Can Furnish at Once, Orders received by Wire or Othrwise. LEOPOLD ELGUTTER, Newellton, - - - Loulolana EM PRINTING CO1MPANY, PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS AND STATIONERS. NATCHEZ. MISS. R FOR WORK CAN BE LEFT AT TENSAS GAZETTE OFFIC ALL PAPER : SAM W. HAZLIP, Ceatracter, Painter and WALL PAPER i r aper aner. Br. Josrs,uLa. ee my samples before making you seleetion. 2,050 samples r ing ron WALL PAPERer rll to 7 per ron. matln given on the smallest Jobe. . C. HoxKxa3W wn Photograph Studio. 524 MAIN ST., NATCHEZ, MISS. FIRST CLASS WORK DONE AT REASONABLE RATES onsas People are Especially Invited to Visit my Studio The Carroll Lumber Company, Ltd. Would be pleased to have your orders for Lumber, Doors, Windows, Shingles, Roofing and Brick. Fact anythin in the bullding line. Plantation orders given strict attention "_ . L= . . .. . . UNDERTAKER I have embarked in the Undertaking Business &-d have laid in a full stock of Coffins of all Grades and Prices, which I otiler the trade at very close figures. I CAN BE FuUNID AT MY LIVERY STABLES. I'. JOSEPH. - LOUIBIAN HOTEL "NATCHEZ" NATCNES, MISS. JAS. 0. SMITH, Prop-letor* Has iall the best features o a Btrutlass hoterl barber shop, bath rooms and an excellent bar and billiard room attached. A favorita stopping place for Tensas people. BURNED WHILE IN A FAINT Fell Headforemost Into Open Fireplace. STATE BOARD OF EOUALIZATION Did Not Take an Appeal in C('se In volving Assessment of Pine Lands in the Parish of De Soto. A deplorabble accident which re suited in the death of Mrs. 13. F. House, of Monticello, Ark., occurreld at Ruston, at the residence of her brother, T. V. Berry. It appears that Mrs. House was subject to faint ing spells. Not long after rising for the day she had one of these spells and fell headforemost into an open fireplace where a fire was burning. The alarm was given by one of Mir. Berry's children. The lady was pul led from the fire, her blazing cloth ing torn off and medical aid summon ed. Everything possiblle was done for her, but it was too late; the fire had accomplished its work and Mrs. House never regained conhclousness. Did Not Take An Appeal. The State Board of Equalization did not take an appeal in the case in volving the asssessment of the pine lands of De Soto Parish, and. if the other parish assessors of the State follow next year the ruling of the DeSoto District Court the Board of Equalization will be stripped of its power. Judge Sorrelle decided that the State Board of Equalization had no right to increase the assessment of the pine lands in De Soto to $25 an acre after the Police Jury, acting as a Board of Reviewers, and the Parish Assessor had fixed the assess ment at $5 an acre. This strikes at the root of the only power which the Board of Equalization has and itf may have a very serious effect on the workings of the State Board next year. This decision decreased the ass essment in De Soto Parish about $600,000. Question of Color Settled. At Covington, Judge Burns .led his decision in the case of Sam Lee and others vs. the New Orleans Great Northern Railroad. In his decision he says: "I find no statute in this State fixing the amount of negro blood which would constitute one a colored person. I have come to the conclusion, after perusing all of the evidence, that the grandfather of the plaintiff's daughters was a colored man, or a free man of color as des ignated by all the old notaries; that he signed himself to notarial acts of sale as a free man of color. Cer tainly he knew best. "I believe there is sufficient mixture to class the plaintiff's two minor children as col ored persons. This being the case I consider that the conductor had a right to insist that they ride in a colored car." The plaintiffs has sued for $10,000 damages for being com pelled to ride in a negro coach. Giving Instructions on Trucging. O. L. Dingee has begun his tour of the farms surrounding Baton Rouge giving instructions to the farmers on the planting of truck crops. The farmers will plant to matoes and sweet potatoes principal ly. These two articles when canned find the readiest market, and bring the best prices. Practically all of the truck that is raised by the far mers is to be furnished to the Baton Rouge Canning Plant, and is to be canned. Mr. Dingee is here at the expense of the Chicago house which is building the cannery. This com pany is erecting the plant on easy term payments, and mYpt depend up on the success of the new enterprise to insure the payment for the plant. The company gives an instructor in the planting of truck crops, and then places an experienced manager here to can and dispose of the products. Drill For OIL The Lafayette-Crowley 011 Compa ny will begin drilling for oil on its holdings near Plnbook next Monday. Operations in the Anse la Butte oil Seld have been almost suspeaded and the force of men dismised. BHiYV-HAIHIED DEGENERATE. Of 70 Commits Rape on His Little Grandchild. The courtroom at Napoleon ville was packed Monday with people who came to witness the trial of Lovincy Hebert, a citizen of nearly 70 years, charged v ith the crime of criminal assault on the person of his 11-year-old grand child, Ida Blanchard. The first wit ness called was little Ida Blanchard, a frail-looking child of 11 years. The little girl did not ' peak English suffi ciently well to make herself under stood, so the Judge permitted her to talk in French. She unfolded a ter rible story, saying that for more than a year the old man, her grandfather, had wronged her, and finally she had informed her mother. After being cross-examined for more than half an hour her story could not be shaken. At this stage of the proceedings the counsel for the accused held a con sultation, and it was agreed by all parties that the Court instruct the Jury to bring in a verdict of assault with intent to commit rape. The old man on being questioned by the Court said that he was willing to ac cept such a verdict. The verdict means that the prisoner will be sent to the Penitentiary, anid the Judge will fix the time he will serve. First Arrest Since Prohibition. * The first arrest for drunkenness made in ('rowley since prohibition went into effect on Jan. 1 was made Monday afternoon by the Chief of Police. According to the police rec ords, the number of arrests for other offenses does not appear to diminish or increase. The number of arrests in 'Coontown for fighting and dis turbing the peace is about the same as before the saloons were dirven out .Merchants here say that business is somewhat duller. According to the records of the railroad office, over 200 families have moved away since the adoption of th' prohibition law. Shooting At Delhi. M. J. Abbington who was shot by J. E. Mason, in Delhi, is dead. and James E. Mason is confined in jail to await the action of the Grand Jury It is possible that the Grand Jury will not find a bill against Mason, or that he will be convicted if it does, as It is one of those unfortunate cases in volving the unwritten law. M. J. Abbington was a prominent and w'al thy harware merchant and a mar ried man with two young children, but it was freely asserted on the streets herr' by numerous friends of Delhi, about fifty of whom accom pained young Mason, to Rayville, that he should be excused for acting as he did, for Abbington had been warned to cease his marked atten tion to Miss Camille Mason, the sis ter of James E. Mason, and inst6ad of complying he armed himself and continued his attentions to Miss Ma son, who was present when he was shot and one of the chief mourners at his death. 109,000 Acres of Timber Land Sold. A million-dollar land transfer was recorded at Lake Charles,. The Mc Phersons of Michigan, heavy land owners in Calcasieu parish, sold to the Delta Lumber Company of Dele ware 19,000 acreas for a consildera tion of $1,127,400. The vendors re serve all mineral rights. The land is one of the finest stretches of long leaf yellow pine in the South. Store Destroyed by Fire. The store and contents belonging to J. K. Colton, just beyond the west ern limist of Natchitoches was des troyed by fire Tuesday morning at 4:30. The loss is about $1,500, cov ered by insurance. The cause is un known. Mrs. W. J. C. Austin, UNDERTAKER Lt. Joseph, I.a. I dsire to keep the Tens.. public in mind of the fact that I have se. turned to my home and will continue the business of Undertaker. I k ep on hand a full line of Metalics, copper lined for adults and children, cloth covered and carved caskets, and common comns, and will have a man to conduct funerals when called upon. Prices to suit the hard times .... I ask of all the friends of my late husband La share of their patronage. MRS.-W. J. C. AUSTIN. Prisoner Stricken Dumb. Joe Owens, who was confined in jail about two weeks ago on the charge of embezzlement, was sudden ry stricken dumb at Nachito chesMonday. He talked as usual, and without warning he became speechless, but the Parish Physician was called and found that it was not shamming, but a reality. Other wise Owens is in perfect physical con dition. Owens came here from Alex andria some 3 months ago and was employed as a tinner and entrusted with the collections., It is alleged he was short $20. Cotton Oil Plant Sold. The building. machinery, plant and grounds of the Abbeville Cotton Oil Company, Ltd., was sold at Sher iff's sale here to satisfy mortgage indebtedness, and was bid in by Prior Wright for the account of F. A. Godchaux and L. O. Broussard, both local men. The plant has been In operation here for the past four years, and, under strict business man agement, should have been a pay ing proposition. The purchasers hive not issued a statement as to the- dis position of the plant for the future. Citizens of Ruston Rejoicing. An advertisement calling for sealed proposals for the construction of the United States Postoffice at Ruston appeared for the first time last week, In the local press. This is the first real indication that the long-expected Federal Biulding is about to materialize and the citizens are rejoicing. All the requirements for free delivery of mail have practi cally been met, and it is expected that this addition to the town's con renleuces will be secured before long. Negro Woelon Shot to Death. Pearly Wimlkms, a negro woman, originally from Tyler, Tex., was shot three times by Joe Coley, a negro at Jeanerette, and died almost in stantly. It is said that Coley and the woman who had been living to gether for some time, quarreled re cently and had been A ving apart. Last week the negro returned and the tragedy occurred. Jealousy seems to be at the bottom of it. Coley made his escape, and as yet has not been apprehended. Site For Rice Station. The Board of Trade committee of Crowley, appointed to solicit sites and fundo for the proposed United States rice experiment station, has been at work, and has met with con siderable success. One site has been offered, and it is expected that others will be placed at the disposal of the committee. It is believed that the committee will be able to raise the amouneof money required by the De partment of Agriculture. A subscription is being taken for destroying the water hyacinths in Vermillion Bayou and Lake Chariot, at the head of Bayou Tortue, with a view .to improving the fishing and hunting grounds. KGSULAi TII.W EEL T NATCHEZ AND VICESUItR PACKET. la Natch. Smiys, Tuisdar .i.n Tr.iuy at 12 m. Lasmm Vhrs w i., WIm s dersseMu a I enr m C. P. SHHAT W,. , -, oczOsW To sAW . a [G.U FOUNDRY AND. MACHINE SHOPS Manufacturer of Engines, Cotton Presses, Agrloultural, ilep1eai1 and Well Augurs. Dealer In Pulleys, 8aMting Pie, bs Coods and Qoneral MIll 8tLpplles. To Ialn alo et wan t I hwant have lnstalledne ary l and here employed a comýnet gin-wright to leo after hat guarantee perfeet uatlutetion to all thoes who may favor mi thi added this Lnae pamea in a potlon to attend to the weaWof fheo, rorn ootton to the All kinds of maolnsry s n and ailloteon guaranteed. Bollting your future erdmri I eml. Tqurs truly, 0. P. UAW.'2itheao , .. Louis Hoffmnan Hardwate O( DEALERS IN BADD LERY pull ain of Harness and Saddles always oa hmad which will be sold at Lowerst Possible Pastees We always keep a Competitent Saddler esjr*l1 to do repair. of all kinds. Louis Hoffman Hardware Co. Are You Going To If so, carry out the idea under the most favorable eooditios.by _. uing as about the lumber required for the purpose. To build seg. ' osally, build well. For high-grade, well manafactured RL. aid Drumd Lb er, S Rierihg, C4 i ,li.@i S, Dr._r, ibi s ieard. Telw Pi Bridgn e riF g : : : Fla Always get our prices and investigtate our .ncilitl b>le placing your order. E. A. ENOCB6 S, THE LUMBERSI~. . ,,rI sal r , I eWI Il Cisf e ann MineS.wee . . THE 8AFE8T AND QUIOKEST WAY TS TRANSFER MONEY IS BY LONS DISTANCE TELEMNIE NI AsT mty esn L mMU * SUMBERLAND TELEPHONE £ TELEIAPI aS Allison H. Foster' Funeral Director, Undertaker and Embalmer. Also dealer in Headstones and Monuments, ". Granite and Marble.• All services pertaining to my business promptly ,: attended to at reasonable prices. No. 20O Main Street NATCHEZ. ISk A. OSE, President. B. W. GRIFFITH, Visoeauii BR. GRIFFITH, Secreatary. Do You Expect to -Work foi' Other People All Your Life?. If You Don't Quit Spendina Al Start a Savings Account Ne Get of ou - -, Banksr arid w ea r Sl nt a' inlags l ow. 4 PER CENT INTEREST ON ALL . DEPOSITS SEMI-ANNUALLY. CITY SAYGS bD TRUST C f VICSDRma, NUB.