STHE TENSAS GAZETTE
NEW SERIES VOL. XVI. ST. JOSEPH. LA.; FRIDAY, MARCH 5. 1909 , NO. 24
-WE "THE ONE PRICE STORE" MAIL:: ORDERS
o VALLEY DRY GOODS CO. Mail rders will receive
forders of $5.00 or over. Vicksburg, MIss..
don. Samples on request.
tHEIN ilrf: ((x)I)t 1 PlI(il SECOND WEEK OF GREAT WHITE GOODS SALE. LINEN AND LIEN SHEETINO.
Keeping faith with the people has its reward. The first week's selling exceeded our best expectations. We make it a rule to A. regards our Unens, no exagger
4lie. r ., ...... . sacrific quality for prices. If you see it in Our Ad.-"It's so." We give the people exactly what we advertise. Many new ted statements will be permitted.
In :.r white natiste lair-- 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 Linen Sheeting, very
the 1!. wa,'e; ,e vasue. (wHILDI'N'S JItIAWERS. MUSLIN SKIRTS. durable; 90e value. Yard....MOcN
Tl'rd ........ . . . ...1' ("' ildren's .lMuslin Drawers, hem- E M B R O I D E R I E S. Fine Muslin Skirts, made witlh 18- $1.25 90-inch pure Linen Sheeting.
oria (hifit , ('loth- ask to seot it stitch.(d with 3 pin tucks; ages 2 Inch flounce, with 3 rows new Yard .... .... ....... e
g5at9ing new;: very dainty and to 12 years; value 12 1-2c. Sale FIRST LOT consists of perfect match SECOND LOT includes complete line cluny laces; with edges to match; $2.00 90-inch pure Linen Sheeting.
aeer; beautiful texture; lo yard pIrice, pair ..... 7 1- sets in Cambric, LAwn anl Swiss More ofsuch of match sets very attractive models; $2.50 val- Yard ..................a
eces bttr than similar cloths at imit of on dozen to a customer. Insertions and edges 1various splendid of- and Swiss; up to 10 inches wides; usin Sale, good uality, ull ard................Butcher's Linen, 45 e
$|.3 0 piece. l'lice ........ $I.Dh Thi. o item for cash only. widths up to 6 inches; 2.,c valac.Muln kitgo qu iy, ul ad . .. .. ...l
(;ood quality Muslin D)rawers for Sale price, yard .......... 14c ferings as 40c and 50c values. Sale price, sizes, with deep hemstitched tuck
Wrtei and l ck Muslin reg- ('hiulrn, mare with hemstitched THIRD iLOT includes fine line of caused such yard....................25c ed ruffle; regular '5c value. Bale 36-inch Walats Union Linen.
ulard a t ru wi pin tucks: ages 2 to Cambric and Swilsi match sets. e Dainty assortment of Corsets Cover price .... . .. . 4 .a ...... . .....
S ardl .................. 1 ty' ; the value. Sale price, sensational Muslin and Nainsook Skirts, made -nch pure Linen Lawn, 50 val
36-Inch vhiti Irish Percale for shi~rts pair ....... ........ ... (k new 1909 patterns; width up to 15 Embroderes; attractive new pat- full,ounce ue. Yard ................
and tui suits; 1Ic value. Limit of one dozen to a customer. inicihies; values up to 73c. Sale selling last terns; values up t $1.25. Sale and tucked flounces; $1.00 value. 36-InchpureLinenCambri; 5val
yard ....... ....... ..12 1 - This sale for cash only. price.. ... .... ..... 3....I week. price ............ .... ..48e sale price .... ...........e e. Yard ..............4. s
NATCHEZ PRIVATE WVIn: C0,
COTTON, GRAIN, I ROVISIONS, STOCKS.
Direct Wires to New York. Chicago and New Orleans.
-. . 8. Wheeler, NATCHE, Mit
. Moritz, Managers. NATCHEZ, MISS,
FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT
Town and Plantation Risks in this
Parish Written. Get My Ra;es.
RIROLL H. EWELL, ST. JOSEPHl,
N o ti e e I Keep Constantly on and
" a Full Supply of
Metallic and Wood Coffins
Trmmed and all Sizes from Infant to Adult. Up-to-Date Styles.
Abl Car Burial Costumes. Prices to Suit Customer.
Can Furnish at Once, Orders received by Wire or Otherwise.
oewellton, - - Louisiana
GEM PRINTING COMPANY,
PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS AND STATIONERS.
OIDERS FOR WORK CAN BE LEFT AT TENSAS GAZETTE OFFICI
'WIALL PAPER! sSAM W. HAZLIP,
Contractor, Pairter sad
ALL PAPER Paper angr.
W L PA!T. Juosps,La.
See my samples before making8 es
selection. 2,000 samples ranna trom
, WALL PAPER ! So per roll to 07 per roll. tmatss.
given on the smallest Jobs.
524 MAIN ST., NATCHEZ, MISS.
FIRST CLASS WORK DONE AT REASONABLE RATES
Tienas People are Espeolally Invited to Visit my Studlo
*The Carroll Lumber Company, Ltd.
Lam mOYvIDzNCMca, LL.
Would be pleased to have your orders for
Lumber, Doors, Windows,; Shingles,
Roofing and Brick.
Ia Fact anythinl in the blilding line.
Plantation orders given strict attention.
I have embarked in the Undertaking Business a-d have laid
in a full stock of Coffins of all Grades and Prices, which I
offer the trade at very close figures.
I CAN BE FOUND AT MY LIVERY STABLES.
,"T. JOSEPH. - - LOUISIAN-A
J3 AS O. SMITH, Proprietor
Huas all the best features of a Lrst-clas h" i : L u her shop, bathl r,,nms
and an excellent bar and bi!ii:.,;d , .i t ,i t aches. A lv ,,::
stopping place for Tensa pet,;,!,"
ATTY. GENL. CUION'S RULING
In Reference to the Insurance '
Agency License. ,
RECEIVES A REIARKABLE LETTER e
Sheriff of Sabine Parish is Recipient
Of Queer Epistle in Answer to a
Query About a Fugitive
From Justice. ii
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Attorney General Gulon has given t'
ruling to the Insurance Department I:
on the subject of agency license.
which will have the effect of revolu-,
tionizing the method existing in New
Orleans and other large cities of the n
State in the transaction of insurance W
The qpestion submitted by the De- i
partment were: F
"First-Whether every person
who solicits insurance, whether as
the regular agent of an insurance
company or as the representative or
i employe of such agent, should hold
a certificate from your office in or- o
der to solicit such a certificate is re- s
quirel, each person soliciting insur
ance should hold a seperate or indi
vidual agent's certificate for such com 3
pany writing the Insurance on the
business procured by him."
The ruling follows; h
"In reply, I beg to state that such a
person, soliciting insurance, whether'o
the agent of an insurance company ,
'or the representative or employe of a
such agent, should hold a certificate o
from your office for such company t,
for which business is solicited, and p
that the certificate issued to such o
general agent is not authority for o
any of its representatives or employ- c
es to solicit insurance unless such t
person has himself a certificate of o
authority from your office." c
The effect of this ruling will be e
that every fire insurance solicitor ep- b
gaged in the business must have a t
certificate of authority for every corn b
pany issuing policies on the business j
he procures. r
Received a Remarkable Letter.
Some days ago Sheriff T. J. Cran- 3
ford, of Sabine Parish, wrote a let'
ter to the Chief of Boley, Okla., re- a
questing him to arrest a negro who ,
is a fugitive from justice from this ,
parish, being wanted here on a
charge of striking with intent to kill. e
The Sheriff, in his letter gave a des- r
cription of the fugitive, stated the t
nature of his crime and offered to t
pay any expenses necessary. In re-it
ply, Sheriff Cranford received the fol'
lowing letter which is published ver- b
Boley, Okla., 2-20-1909. C
Mr. T. J. Cranford, t
Many La. 1
Sir: this is in response to your let- I
Ster asking for (name). I will say in
reply that I havent seen your man? '
but must say I harty congratulate the
boy if he had nerve to strike a man s
in La.. and get away. He has scap- t
ed hell as I consider La., to be. It
suppose he struck a white man. He F
has' only played the part of a man. t
I wish more negroes in your land who I
would stand up for the write and c
protect his rights. Now Boley is a
town of 2,000 and all negroes so if c
he has reached this land he is forever v
W. C. PERSON. e
Gets Two Years For Killing.
McCoy Parker a negro youth,
pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the
Ninth District Court at Tallulah be- '
fore Judge F. X. Ranadell, and was
sentenced to two years in the Peni- i
tentiary. Parker and another negro a
youth, George Walker, became engag t
e/d in a boxing match on a near-by I
plantation several weeks ago, and I
when Walker began getting the best
of his opponent the latter drew a
knife and drove it to the hilt in Wal- I
ker's brain, the blade entering the
skull Just above his,right eye. A
nall-puller had to be used to remove
the knife, as the strongest pulls by
hand would not budge it. The boy
lived for three days after his brain
.was pierced, and was to all appear
ance going to get well, when he sud
Sdenly dropped dead on the third day.
Preparations have began for the
Stkte Teachers' Association meet
in;, which will be held in Alexand-!
ris April 1. 2. and 3. Teachers are
now being urged to make their pre
paration to 1gtead the Alexandria
meeting, as every efort will be made1
to have this gathering of the teachers
a record-breaker in point of attend
ance. The final programme for the
meeting will be issued in the next
few weeks. The Programme Com
mittee has been able to secure the
services of several distinguished edu
cators for the meeting.
Slight Wreck in Yards.
While the eastbound freight train
was switching in the yards at Jen
nings a jam occurred with resulted
in wrecking one car and damaging
two others. No one was injured and
there was no damage to freight. On
ly one car is a total loss.
Charged With Bobbing Box Cars.
Monroe Davis and Tom Hamilton,
negroes, accused of box car thefts,
were arrested south of Port Hudson,
after a !ively chase by Deputy Sher
Iff E. O. Mahoney and Operator C. E.
Barthel. The negroes are alleged
to have entered box cars on the
Louisiana Railway and Navigation
Company north of Baton Rouge and
stole several hundred dollars worth
of merchandise. Both negroes have
served terms in the state prison.
SHOT FROM AMBUSH.
Manager of Morris Preserve Assas
sinated in Tangipahoa Parish.
Tangipahoa's love for human blood
has claimed another victim. It is
a peaceful old man, some 63 years
old, well on the wintry side of life. 1
who is this time struck down by the
assassin's bullet. Chas. L. Jordan,
overseer and manager of the celebra
ted 'Mount Hennen, the Morris game
preserve, lies in his grave, innocent
of wrong-doing, a martyr to law and
order. Allen Lagrue, against whom
circumstantial evidence, but no posi
tive proof, has as yet been obtained,
occupies a cell in the Amite Jail,
charged with the murder. It is the
eighteenth crime in which life has
been lost within the past year's his
tory of th parish. Shot in the back
by a desperado Wednesday afternoon
Jordan sank to the ground on the
roadway, three-quarters of a mile
back of the Morris home, dying al
most instantly. It was not until 11:
30 o'clock that night that his body
was found in a pool of blood. No
one saw the killing, or knows who
did it. but Lagrue was seen in the
neighborhood not more than two
hours before the time when the Low
er people, living nearby, heard the
report of a gun that must have been
the one which ended the existence of
the overseer. Sheriff John Saal,
therefore seized Lagrue. That he. is
strongly of the belief that the pris
oner is the guilty man is indicated
by the fact that the Sheriff has not
endeavored to make further arrests,
but confined his entire time to deve
loping the case against the man now
Fair Directors Plan for Next Display.
The board of directors of the Ac
adia Parish Fair held a meeting for
the purpose of discussing plan for
the Parish Fair this fall. For the
purpose of arousing more general in
terest in the fair throughout the par
ish, it was decided to appoint ward
committees for each ward in the par
ish, the duty of which will be to se
cure exhibits from the repective
wards and to take such other mea
sures as they see fit to arouse gen
eral interest in the fair.
Dies From Woulad.
George Reiber, aged 64 years, is
dead, from the effect of a gunshot
wound received while out hunting in
the woods near Bunkie, his home.
The trigger of his gun was accident
ally dragged across a tree stump and
the load discharged into his abdomen
Reiber had for twenty-one years been
in charge of all the pumping stations
on the Texas and Pacific Railroad
between Boyce and the Atchafays
Mrs. W. J. C. Austin,
t t. Joseph, La.
I desire to keep the Tens... public in mind of the fact that I have re
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 cofmns, sad
will have a man to conduct funerals when cailed upon. Price to
suit the hard times .. . . I ask of all tae friends of my late husband
a share of their patronage. MRS. W. J. C. AUSTIN.
Pistol Accidentally Discharged.
While Charles Glasspool one of
the Wells-Fargo Express Company's
employes at Lake Charles, was ex
amining a revolver at the depot of
fice the weapon was discharged. A
negro porter named E. Deteman, who
was standing near by, was struck in
the head by the bullet, which enter
ed his forehead and penetrated the
skull. He has no chance of recov
Town Marshal Shot and Killed.
Sheriff Parker of Monroe, has been
notified of the killing of Town Mar
shal B. G. Gardner at Oakrldge, in
Morehouse Parish. No details of the
killing are obtainable except that a
man named Harris. who did the
shooting, was a stranger there and
that the tragedy was the result of
the Marshal's attempt to arrest the
man. Harris is in Jail.
Big Saw Mill to Begin Operations.
Manager Cassels, of the mill at
Folsom, lately purchased by Can
trelle & Sons of Covington left to
look over the property and get every
thing in shape to begin operations on
about March 1. Mr. Cassels states
that there is standing timber enough
near the mill to keep it busy for
over twenty years.
Postomice Robbed of $400.
The Postomece safe was robbed at
Iota of about $450, $200 of which
belonged to Postmaster Daughen
baugh. There were five twenty-dol
lar gold pieces, three fives in gold
little silver, balance in paper cur
rency. A five-dollar Confederate bill
dated 1864, was in the lot. Sheriff
Fontenot is here with bloodhounds
from Lafayette endeavoring to trace
Hotel Burns to the Ground.
A telephone message was received
in Baton Rouge telling of the burn
ing of the Denham Springs Hotel
at Denham Springs, Livingston Par
ish. The fire originated supposedly
from a defective flue. The struc
ture, valued at about $4,500, was
burned to the ground. There was
$3,500 insurance. The guests got
out of the hotel in safety.
Wrecked by Bursting of Fly Wheel.
The big fly wheel in the engine
room of the Cranor's saw mill, at
Varnado, disintegrated almost de
molishing the mill. Nobody was in
Contra'ct Awarded for Brick Curblng.
At Franklin, the City Council of
this place met in special session last
week for the purpose of opening
bids for the paving and curbing of
the main street of the town. There
were six bidders for the contract, and
the work was awarded to the firm of
Gaily and Clark, of Alexandria, who
were the lowest bidder. This con
tract calls for 28,500 square feet of
cement sidewalks and 5,200 lineal
feet of brick curbing.
Now some of the papers in the west
seem to think that the first thing Mr.
Roosevelt will do when he arrives in
Africa will be to eat a raw cannibt
EGULAR TRI.W EEKLT
NATCHEZ AND VICESBURS
Leave .. Nchs Sm er, Tindeys
mad Truida at 12 me.
ut ---- a . s ." n - _A
n. P. SH A W, NATOH MIS.
SlAAOlA TO SEAW a £01O
FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOPS
Manufaoturer of Engines, Cotten Presses, Agrloultural, Implemten
and Well Augurs. Dealer In Pulleye, Shafting, Pipe, Ireo
Goods and Oeneral Mill Supplies.
To fll along felt want I have tnstalled seensry meaeyaery for,
sad heve employed a competent gi-wrNglt to ek after theat
ga rantee perfeet atietloa to all thoes who asy favor ~ i
added this line plaoes me in a pltoa to atead to the want of aioeM
ehes, from seed ootton to the b. All kinds of mahnlary aepa
and satisfaction guaranteed BSoliciting your future erdea I remain.
ours truly, 0. P. SHAW, tnatches, aElm
Louis Hoffmhnan Hardware 0%
Full ne of Harness and Saddles always on hand
which will be sold at
Lo oest Possibla Pa4o.e
We always keep a Competitent Saddler employed
to do repairs of all kinds.
Louis Hoffman Hardware Co. ,'`
Are You Going To Build ?
If so, carry out the idea under the most favorable conditions by se.
ing us about the lumber required for the purpose. To build ecnomi.
cally, build well. For high-grade, well manufactured
I h and Dreamaed laser, shi9k., PFlosr, Cui g,
Ce..pmes Rieedig Saus Dee, Bpid Fi. latder
F iish etc. GCla a. We mk a Specidlty e La la
Tdllow PieBride Feig : : : : : : : a :
Always get our prices and investigate our facilities befr
placing yeou order.
E. A. ENOCISB,
orsie e1 nsMeAm .:e,,eV . . rm Nc , asse.
THE SAFEST AND QUIOKEST WAY TS
LONG DISTANGE TELEPMWE
FOR RATIS APPLY Ti LAM I.AMII * "
CUIIMERLAND TELEPHONE 8 TELEilAPn Si.
Allison H. Foster
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. 220 Main Street NATOHEZ. MIU
A. ROSE, President. B. W. GRIFFITH, Viee.Pessat.
B. GRIFFITH, Secretary.
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