Newspaper Page Text
The Tensas Gazette.
ST. JOSEPH, --- LA. FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1909. ABDER E. GREEN, - - E.rroR. Vl5SCRIPTIN I CAR1LY jf, p SI Advasee. n For Coroner. We are authorizedl to announce I)R. J. E. SLICER as a candidate for the otice of Coroner of the Parish of Tensas to succeed Dr. E. T. Newell, resigned. We are authorized to announce )H. L. A. MURID)CK as a candidate for the oftice of Coroner of the Parish of Tenaas to mueeed Dr. E. T. Newell, resigned. PROCEEDING -OF THE BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS - OF TENA8S PARISH, LOUISIANA. ST. JOsRPH, LA., March 1, 1909. BA it remembered, That on this the 1st day of March, 1909, pur suant to a call duly issued and notifled, the Board of School Di rectors in and for the Parish of Tensas, met at their office in the town of St. Joseph, Louisiana. There were present: H. R. Guth rie, President; Robt. Y. Newell. C. L. Horton, W. D. A. Gorton and D. F. Miller, members; Thos M. Wade, Secretary. Absent: W. J. Steen and P. C. Smith. There being a quorum present the meeting was called to order by the President. On motion reading of the min utes of the last meeting was dis pensed with. The Superintendent submitted the following report: Supritmdeat' Report. To the Hon. President and Members of the Board of School Directors of the Parish of Tensas: Gentlemen:---On January 28th, 29th and 30th an examination was conducted in the Court House for the white teachers and in the colored school house for the colored teachers. There were sixteen white teachers who took the examina tion and received certificates, as follows: FIRST GRADE. Mirs Clara Whitney, Miss Kate Mc Farland, Miss Gertrude Gogin, Mire Madlie Netterville, Miss Rosa Guice, Mist Mattie Lewis and Mr. Thos. M. Wade. SECOND GRADE. Miss Mary B. Hughes, Miss Jennie Guthrie, Miss Emma Briscoe, Mrs. A. B. Bowman and Miss Bessie Goodrich. THIRD GRADE. Miss Alyce Millsaps, Miss Mamie Tuck er, Miss Blanche Maddox and Miss Bir die Ooleman. There were thirty colored teachers who took the examination and secured third grade certificates, viz: G. II. Parrish, Wlie Strange, F. R. Miller, J. C. Green, Ella Davis, Idella Waters, G. A. Wal lace D. A. Smith, L. M. Jackson, Sam F. Douglas, Theresa Weis, Gertrude Weathington, Emmna P. Bryant, Mary L Williams, MaSnie E. Noble, M. B. Williams, Annie T. Baker, A. E: Scott, Freddie McMintry, Benj. Washington, J. H. Carter, J. G. F. Crump, Arthur Shailer, John A. Ewell, George De'Shay, Semanthia Washington, Clova K. John son, Amanda Randall, Ella Strange and A. L Parker. Under the State Superintendent's rnl ing your Parish Superintendent had to take the examination and secure a teach ers' certificate in order to finish out the seeadon. As I had to take the examina tion I recased myself and turned over the examination questions to Messrs. A. E. Green and W. M. Davidson, the ex amining committee dull appointed by the School Board to assist the Superin tendent with the examinations. Trhese qustions came under ras, and were opmed by Mr. Green in the presence of There were three white teachers who did not report for examination. One was sick and will secure a provisional certifi cate from the State Superintendent. Two have closed their schools in obedience to inetranctiotns from the State Superintend ent Seven colored teachers faiked to report fee the examination, and at the close of the second month of the tennrm I had them give up the schools. There were 26 white schools in opera tionjtbt since January sInt the following schools have been closed: King's Point, Marydale, Hard Bargain and Shanks. There were enrolled 2n8 white pupils. The following colored schools were in operation: St. John, Vianede, Burn(up) lkrldge, Canebreak, Balmoral, Halley Grove, Shackleford, Stonewall, Newell ton, Cypres Grove, Frogmore, Paradise, (heeola, Botany Bay, Isla1d, Avondale, Crimea Delta, New Light, Jourdon, Diekara, St. Peter, Oneonta, Enola, China Grove, St. Joseph, Waterproof, Lake St. Job, Young's, Highland, Monticello, ilchuand and Belle E ha. The following schools were closed be case the teachers failed to report for the eamlnatkoo and seesure certificates: Ilol L roe, Shackleford, Frogmore, Osceo I, Jourdon, St. Peter, Richland and SMmtilclo. Avondale teacher was sent totake eharge of the Waterproof school. On account of not being able to secure techers I have not yet opened the fol lowing chools: Ion, Evergreen, Shady Orove, Locaut Land, Mardale, Ilopa kah and King's Point. Whenthe con ditioas justify, I will open these school~da just msoon as the sesmion of the pmwnt shooem cldose. Thre are 2037 colored pupils enrolled in usesehools now. I have received and disbursed the sums a give, in statement that folloa's: Reclepts. peUas f t old Doard.... 5 17.1 setelaeellads trm old 3 14 ....-........... M .l PsUftz ..e.-Mr. ...hes... 1t5.7 -' ''- " seihea .............e.. s as.r-s' You will probably receive from the ( State and parish by July 1st, $3200. This ( estimate iill be approximately correct, so it brings the Board about even on the 4 budineis for the session. You should he .ongratulated on this showing when we 4 consider the fact that the Board started t the session in September about $2000 in debt. All of these obligations have now 4 been paid in full. I feel it my duty to call your attention, officially, to the needs of the Newellton H)igh School. The Board should provide an addition to the school building, as we have 25 pupils crowded into a small room 4 lIx20 feet. The school needs more play ( grounds, and I recommend that you ap point a committee of three, with power 4 to act to secure additional land. You now own a beautiful lot in St. Jo seph, and I recommend that some steps A he taken to beautify this lot, and to ulti- 1 mrately construct a building thereon com [nensurate with the needs and import- 4 ance of the school. The ladies of St. Joseph, with the teach ers of the schis,l, through the School g Improvement Association, have planted some trees, and contemplate other irm provements. This movement is commend- 4 able and should have the encourageient 4 Of the Board. I therefore recomnmend that the Board make an appropriation to this 4 clhool Improvement A]sociation, that 4 this gaal work may continue. ItR-spectfully submitted, 4 TI11S. 31. WADE, Parish Superintendent. On motion the following hills, after being examined by the Fi- I ,lance Committe, were alllowed: M. J. Lewis .................$ 57 74 I. C. Groesbeck ................ 29 85 The Caxton Company .......... 28 60 Tensas Gazette.................. 7 80 W. J. Steen ................. 3 70 F. F. Ilansell & Bro., Ltd....... 5 3$ M. J. IAeis .................... ) 80 It. C. (iroesheck ................ 2 ) .50 1M. J. Lewis ..................... :l .50 Miss Katie Watson .............. 3 00 (Columbia School Co ............. 2, :10 I ('oleman Banks ................. 19 7.3 I Joseph Curry ................... 10 50 r J. T. Moaeley ................ . i S1 H. R. Guthrie ................. 20 00 St. Joseph Drug Co ............. 3 40 Bank of Newellton.............. 40 65 R. C. ~roesbeck ................ 19 4 W . C. Young..................... 15 3.5 I Columbia School Supply Co...... 3:9 42 V. J. Steen .................... 6 8.5 R. Y. Newell................... 5 00 a 1. R. Lynch.................... 7 20 C. L. Clark.................... 17 50 M. J. Lewis .................... 2 :12 W. H. Baker ................... 12 073 L. Elgutter... ................. 7 50 I L. Grunewald Co.............. 31 31 I Coleman Banks ................. 17 .50 Leopold Elgutter................ 8 35 Thos. M. Wade.............. 17 20 F. F. lfansell & Bro. Ltd........ 8 75 Columbia School Supply Co...... 00 37 I. T. Moseley... ............. 5 Newell & Co.................. 11 50 1 Bank of Waterproof ............ I 95 s J. F. lHudnell ................. 27 82 On motion the following reso lution was adopted: Be it Ree lved that the sum of Thirty Dollars he and is hereby appropriated to cover the assessment against thin parish towards the salary of the Traveling Au ditor. Fixing Salaries of Teachers of White Schools. Ont motion the salaries of the I white teachers for the session of 1909 and 1910 shall be as follows: ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL. One Principal $100 00; Two High Schootl teachers at $75 each. V Three teachers, including the Kinder garten, at $65 per month each. WATERPROOF 111011 SC'IOOL.. One Principal $100; Three teachers, including the Kinder garten, at $S5 per month each. 1 NEWELLTON HIGlH SCHOOL. One Principal, $100; One High School teacher, $75; Two teachers, including Kindergarten, - at $415 per month, each. Limerick, Ashwood and New Light, $65 per month. r I)lckard at $50 per month. It was further moved that the salaries of the teachers of the white schools shall Y be in proportion to the children in at - tendance, when the attendance falls be P low the legal nlumber of ten pupils. On motion the following reso lution was adopted: Be it Resolved, That the teachere of Sthe nsmall schools be paid Seven and one half (7 1-2) Dollars per month per pupil, up to two, for tllhree pupils 3$20.00 per I month; for four pupils or over $3.00 per month until the salary reaches Thirty Dollars. Be it further Resolved, That the age I of pupils attending these school, shall tbe I from 6 to 16 years. On motion the following reso. I lution was adopted: I Be it Resolved, That the SUlrillntend alI ent be and is hereby authorisel to de- t posit tlhe school funds in his keeping with the Bank of Newellton and the Bank of Waterproof, providedl these. banks agree to the terms and conditions I proposed by the Superintendent. On motion the following reeo- i lotion was adopted: Be it Resolved, That tile President and I Superintend(lent be and are hereby au- a thoriaed to arranlge with tihe banks for a tile loan of any sums of money that nmay ~ be needed to pay running expemiee until the June apportionment. Oni motion the following reso lution was adopted: Be it Resolved, That the scholarship 'warded to Mia Elve Moore to the State onrmnal School be extended one term, andl the stun af $75.00 hb atnd is hereby ap propriated to nmeet this expense. On motion, the President and Mesrs. Horton and Newell were selected a com mittee of three to examine into the needs L )f the additional grounds and impr pn:ve merts to the Newellton High School, tn 'luding probable cost of same, and re poit at the next meeting. On mnontion tlhe salaries of Miss Mabel Couvillion and Mira Margaret Buckna r p he fixed at Sixty-five Dollars per month Pt ;or the rest of this session. On motion the salary of Mira Jennie j ;uthrie be fixed at $40.00 per month for Sc he rest of the seiion. Oia motion the following reio lution was adopted: Be it Resolved, That the Superintend *nt be and is herehy authoriedl to draw aarrants in favor of Mr. J. F. Hudnall, beginning with the monthl of March f r O ren Dollars per month for the transpor t tion of five pupils over the rairoad :o the Waterproof High School. On motion the arrangement the Super intendent made with the Tensas Gaette :or publishing all school wo k for $100 per year, paid quarterly, was approved. There being no further business, m motion, the Board adjourned, uine die. HAaRY R. GUTrnRI. Prest. Thos. M. Wade, Sec'y. Farm work is active again all E ,ver the pIrish. SEED POTA TOES, - GARDEN SEED, ONION SE TS. AT -. BAKER & SON'S ý [Good Things to Eat AT BAKER'S. II :ratl aRmear NUUUWIUWWW IWWW IWW W W mammIUmIUmm1WR M, I. L TI LEAVE TMALUN AF TE IAINASE MEETING SN 11th INST. The following letter is self-ex platnatory and will be read with pleasure by many of our people who expect to attend the big drainage meeting at Tallulah and who prefer returning home that evening. This arrangement will no doubt result in greater attend ance from Tensas and Concordia than was first anticipated. Lake Providence, La., March 3, 1909. The Tensas (Gaette, St. Joseph, La. Dear Sirs:---Kindly announce in your paper of this week that the local train going south will leave Tallulah after the drainage meeting on the Ilth inst., and all those wishing to attend from your section may return home the same This arrangement has been made Supt. Ahell of the Iron Mountat ' ] am to-day in receipt of telegram from him announcing that arrangements had been made. Yours very truly, E. J. HAMLEY. Mr. E. F. Newell, Registrar of Voters for Tensas parish, has an nounced his determination to vis it the several precincts of the par. ish for the purpose of registering voters. This step is not required of the Registrar, as the law es pecially states that just before a primary for State offices, general State election, or Congressional election must the Registrar leave the parish seat for purpose of registering. But in view of the fact that an election will be held some time later in this parish for the office of Coroner, and for the further fact that failure to regis ter will disqualify voters, and at the request of many living at a distance, and to whom coming to the parish seat to register will be at great inconvenience and work a hardship, Mr. Newell decided to open the books at the several poll imng places for the benefit of the interested. Notice of time and place is published elsewhere. Every one interested in good drainage should attend the mass meeting at Tallulah on Thursday the 11th inst. This meeting is one of utmost importance to the peo ple of the Fifth Levee District,and the greatest interest sjould be aroused in behalf of the successful accamplishment of the very im pIortant object in view-the estab lishment of- a comprehensive sys, tem of drainage, so necessary t the welfare of the country. For the convenience of all fro Concordia and Tensas who desire to attend the meeting and return the same evening, the M., H. & L. has agreed to hold the south bound passenger at Tallulah until the meeting is adjourned, thus en abling all from this section to re turn same day. An unsuccessfull attempt at jail delivery was made by the pris oners on Wednesday. A woman had passed in a file at night with which three window bars were cut half in two before detection. The sheriff in making daily unspection discovered the plot just in time to prevent escape. The woman is now in jail. Dr. GEO. N. CLARKE, DENTIST. It. Joseph, La. OFFCo IN NEWELL ULDO. PLANK ROAD. Darris' Healla Salve. Geood for Man ansd Beast. PREPARED SY D. D.DARIS. ASTOLVtT r OURE, PrI5TOLA 003o5 PoLE EVILS, H3ADACN. FOOT UVIL, SKIN UUP6lOM, INUMATI8M, coOUGI ho STHBMA, COD BOAR THROAT, NEmuALIGA, wire Cuts, sad an Ir..b wo.'ds. Lay Old Sores, so ter bow loag stad 00o a Box. --FOSA.Ll BY- .D D. Darris, )AK GROVE, NEwELLTox, La. --AND *. It. Baker & Son, ST. JOSEPH, LA. 1"rank Lombardo, NEWELLTON, LA. Jno.W. Osborn, NEW LIGHT, LA. Joe Tester, WATERPROOP, LA. Vre USwrsSasri easy refndesd LARtLY ss fi fum - " LOUIS FRY, Merchant Tailor, N2T eHEZ, . _ a MISS. 123 NORTH eOMMEROB ST. Suits Made to Order IN NAT6HBZ from $15.00 to $60.00. Work done at Home by Skillful Tailors. No Middle Man's Profit -to Pay. 6usu tomer Gets His Money's Pull Value. Best Workmanship. Latest Style. Perfect Fit Guaranteed. LOUIS PRY, 123 - North eommerce Street. a 123 NATeHEZ, MISS. LONG DISTINBE PHONE No. 73 Gasoline Engines. ALL SIZES-BOTH STATICONERY AND MARINE, Re.lsbe, Wel Designed, Heavily Built, Slow Speed Eaglues. Usi for Operating Feed Orinders, Milk Separators, Churs, Saws and Splitters, Mills, Machine Shops, Printing Presses, and Electric Lighting. MARINE ENGINES AND MOTOR BOAT SUPPLIES. Our Prices are Very Low for First Class Fpgies. 'C. T. PATTERSON CO., Ltd., Nu -,mmmmmir ,nmmmmmm Field and Garden Seed Seed Corn AND Onion Sets! 3 SNATCHEZ DRUG COMPANY , SPEARL ST. I'UN')IK 'Phone 170 for RETAILhpatm"t ad 27 for WHOLESALE Dpa 3 ----. coz '"I" UL". 80 TI.E COLLEE. NRW OULAN. LA. No ml are~ ,emg ti s s lab deat&~f;S Threqgh SthCe s~~g £ Notice of Registration. For the convenience of the voters I have de cided to visit the usual polline places in the par. ish on the following days, to-wit: 1st Ward--Marks' Store, Friday, March Sth. 2nd Ward--Newellton, Monday, March 1st. 4th Ward--Mayflower Store, Monday, Mch. 8th 5th Ward--Ashwood Store, Saturday, Mch. 6th 6th Ward--Waterproof, Thursday, March 4th 7th Ward--Highland Store, Wednesday, Mch. 3 Persons living in the 2nd Precinct of the 2nd Ward, will register at Mayflower Store on the day fixed for said polling place, and those of 3rd Ward register at the Court House at any time up to 30 days before an election. E. F. NEWELL, Registrar. St. Joseph, La. Feb. 26th, 1909. Dr. E. D. Nerwe aid Famly Moved to Cattam ogs. Dr. E. Dunbar Newell left St. Joseph Tuesday for Newellten, where he joine Mrs. Newell and their children for a short visit to his parents before leaving for Chattanooga, which will be his future home. Dr. Newell was born and raised in Tenses Parish, in the public schools of which he received his primary edication. He is a graduate of Tulane Medical School, and has practiced his profession in this town and parish since 1900. Dr. Newell, through his ability and skill as a surgeon and physician, soon gained i very large and remunerative clientele, and through hieaffable manner, his at. tractive personality and his ever read. response to the calls of those in need, has attached to him a host of friends whe look upon his departure as an irreparabk and personal los. Dr. Newell has been identified with most of the progressive movements of this perish since he re turned here to practice his profession. He called the meeting to incorporate th town. He was prominent in the organi ration of the Bank of St. Joseph, o which he now holds the position of Via President. He is a stockholder and mem ber of the Board of Directors of the Pa nois Co., in the organization of whicl he was also active. With a number o other prominent enterprises he has iden tified himself as an organizer, investing in their stock and lending his ability ht their successful conduct. The first meet ing in this parish to organize agood road movement was called by Dr. Newell, whin appreciated fully the importanceof as organized effort toward this end. He long held the position of President of the Par ish School Board, from which he recentll retired, and is at present President of thi Parish Board of Health. In these many fields of usefulness, a in the homes of those who required h11 professional services, he will be missed To his new home the good will an( good wishes of those who know him wil follow. Dr. Newell will be associated with Dr Edward T. Newell, with whom he hae been in partnership since coming to St Joseph, and it is easy to prophesy fo: this firmnn, composed as it is of young mer of experience, exceptional ability and un, tiring energy, a career of marked sueenm Mrs. Dunbar Newell, with her three children, accompanies her husband. The, too will be missed by many warm friend and admirers, to whom they have en deared themselves. We wish them Goc speed on their journey, and all happine and success for their future. Remaining in the St. 5 Office for week eqding e.41 Biniest, Jannie Loyd, Ellen Blanton, Jerry Mies, Eren Elliot Johnnie Marshall, Eli Fair, Epy Mear, George Gireen, Fannie Robinon, e sul Harris, Clara Robinson Nancy Hantley, J. Swayns, Johns, Begee Thompson, Alex Lee, W. J. Waslhn:gton M A Persons eallig for tLe above letter will Cleun say ".AdveUssd," sad me DrQeue same by ylag one ot for &a Itse. LL Ll.LII, P. . G. H. elinton, RTIY.."*TaL*W. ST. JOSEPH, LA. I, praetes a aS. Curo. d..iso.. TILSB & REEVES, Att'ys., VYMge, La. * St. Jose , La. The undersigned have formed a part ership for the practice of law, under the irm name of Tulis & teeves, with of. tees at Vidaliand St. Joseph, and will wactice in Coeordia, Temnes, and ad. icent parisbhes. Judge Tullis will be lo aed at the Vidalls olee, and wll vist 4. Joseph whenever clients desire to sew um these. Mr. Reeve will be lecasted at St. Joseph and will visit Vidalie Shenever needed there. HUGH TULLIS. JOB. X. REEVEB. J. L. Lu.r.v. Jla. M. AIMIs. (Sucoemors to Drn. Nmewell & Newell.) sT. JOSEPH, LA. WSe--Bank Building-Up Stairs . L . Ui. *Iuw 'BAK A PUI*RUANT TO AN ORDER t _ Hon. Aleck Boarman, Judge of the ed States District Court Western Louisiana, I will offer for sale at pubBs outcry in the store-house 'recently oem - pied by W. J. Steen at St. Joseph, ILa on-- THURSDAY, MARCH JIth, 1909, at 3 o'clock P. M., the stock of menwc dise together with the fxtures; samid erty having been surrendered by . Steen, Bankrupt. Terms: Cash. Sale subject to the approval of th Honorable Court. WILLIAM WINTER, Becelsr. Shreveport, La., Feby. 25th, 1900 JUDICIAL ADVEVriSRME.NT W OF tIR FAIALA. State of Louisiana, Parish of Teams Tenth District Court. A. BEER & CO. J. G. PURVIS. UNION OIL CO. J. G. PURVIS. BEEMIS BROS. BAG CO. vs. J. G. PURVIS. PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that by virtue of a writ of Fledr acia to a directed by the above named Honoaa t- C4urt in the above styled sit, I l seized and will, on SATURDAY,;the 13th day 1 MAIM, A. D. 1909, offer for sale at the Court House door is the town of St. Jose~a in this pe., within the hours prescribed b law, ta is between the hours of 11 ocdoek A. L and 4 o'clock P. x., to the higheat bid der, for cash, the following desrlbi property, situated in his parish, to-~ The undivided one-half (1-2) ,nt in twenty-two (22) mules now l aot the Monticello plantation in this with benefit of appraiemeat. Terms of sale-Cash. JOHN HUGHES, Sheri . Sr. JosePa, IA., February 24, 1900. NOTICE.. PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that imno applying for a pardon for tion of citizenship. " W. T. RAIXEY. NOTICE. 1$ METHOD of notifylag that I have returned to St. have purchased the BARBER Pfrom Mr. D. B. Lewis, and wmH : conduct siame in future. It is my pir pose to remain here permanently and I bspea a return of the bnagI I - joyed here In oyeas wii~ntaim a net, tidi and h Sh-toned shop aml i ny best eforts to Q:evs the ler sap port accorded me in the past. Rempectfully, S. O. JOHNSON. FOR SALE. PLANTATION situated on lake Bmm containing 1000 acres open land, 150 acres in timber; 50 mules full equgpmes . of impeent; 2000 btUie corn. Rat Road on proper. roperty s oellentl ad for nee. Apply to A. E. GREEN, Att'y., St. osiph, I. WOh Muo, fPmn MWP " t $LJIM* PHONE No. 13. 8hop on Lvee St. Clothes called for and delivered. SATISFACTION :-: GUARANTEED. Planters. Notice! I HAVE REMOVED to West Mouero, La., ad am gaged is Thbe Wbalmle Cattle ad ule Stock Tnde., I ca delver CATLE, SHEEP, HOGS er GOATS Is Car-Lots at msay statim Ia Teasa, Coacordl er Madism, at bowest pelcas. AIbe pre-bred ANOORA GOATS. Wri me U you ad a es house I St. Joseph. Alex Mdeod, WEST MONROE, o * LA.