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Wan ,ma-sea- Ce. D ssaem ote m w i - e l m smB et o mm. -1s.. W SERIES VOL. XVI. ST. JOSEPH. LA., FRIDAY. MARCII 12. 1909 NO. 25 MV AL " THE ONE PRICE STORE " M orders will receive We prepay expr or mpt attention. Noth IVAEY DRY GO 0 g too small or too large Vicksburg, Miss. orders of $5.00 or over. or our attention . . . QUALITY FOR QUALITY OUR PRICES ARE THE LOWEST. Samples sent on request. SPl¢'I-L }OFFE'IING I N NEW SPIUING SILKS. Correctness characterizes each individual model in our present collection of Tailored Coat Suits. Messaline Satin LINENS, WHITE GOODS AND WASH GOODS. Dresses, and white Serge Coats-all the new fabrics are represented. The Spring colorings are superb, includ 27-I, h .lnika Silk-h a mercerized cotton and silk fabric, beautiful ing the daintiest and subtlest delicate shades; also black. Coat Suits in fine light weight worsteds. Anohter shipment of all line, S0-inch Cambric, which proved such big 1 lu. r handled fasest selling and most sateveningactory dress materll l we Suit $17.98 to $29.50. seller two weeks ago. Every thread pure linen-a limited quantity ia t;u o.%, .r handled for street and evening dresses-all colors, ... l sll a.at yard .... ... Th, plain colors sells for, yard .. .... .................g Silk Dresses, including Satin Messalines, Chiffon Taffetas and Foulards-all the new models in one-piece Princess 36-Inch pure Linen Lawn-sheer be . ..... l The 'iulard designs for yard.... . 45 and 50c DIresses; all colors. 36-inch pure Linen Lawn-sheer beautiful line, ine texture; regiar 50e New line of all Silk F'oulards; all t.he new shades of wisteria, rasberry, Suit $13.98 to $25.. grade. Yard ....... fi old tans. reseda, greens and copenhagens. Yard ......85c Women's Spring Cogrs waists and children's dree.; 2 ol_ r__ tns, reseda, greens and copenhagens. Yard White mercerized Satin fnished Madras cloths; neat designs for ahirt Women's Spring Coats waists and children's dresse; 25e value. Yard.. ....1k 36-inch I tton nd wool dress goods spring colorings; neat plaid Invite Early Attention at Attractively Low rices, Women's white all wool serve fitted Coats, mannish cut; vel- Good quality Crossbar Lawn and Nansook Checks; sc and s value Tsril,,- ;an checks: 35c and 25c. values. Yard ............19c vet collars, pearl buttons and self trimmed bands Yard.. ....................................Ic 42-inch i:lrt~'d pliece dyed all-wool Sultings. woven in neat stripe ef- Each $6.0 to $12.5. New line of bordered Lawns and Batiste cloths; fast colors, new delgna; fects in ,lctric blue, tan, green, copenhagen, grey and brown. new colorings. Yard .. ...........lOe to d e Yari .................................. . $1.00 and $1.2 Exceptional Offering for Next Week's Selling in Lingerie Dresses,Wash Poplin Dresses 36-inch imported Ensglish Madrases; very stylish stripe deslgns and Ja Standard all-wool Batistes, in all colors in 38 and 42 nch, at Two models in this lot-Lingerie Dreses are attractively trimmed with bands of insertion in the sleeves; the yokes uard effects; guaranteed fast colors; c and vales. yard.. .............. . . ........... . 50c and 735 are pin tucked and trimmed with medalions and insertion. The Poplin is less elaborate, but more substantial, Mercerized. Stteeng, with side band New coarse mnwh black Volles-a very satisfactory cloth for full Suits or and is designed for a tub dress-white and all colors; equal to any $10.00 dress shown-either model, exactly h bercerid ttesh with side b2nds vor tSmmina, in nav, arnet o nd Skirt 42 d 44 Inch. Yard$1.2 d $1.50 like cute. black, with white igures; 20c value. Special this week only, $ . ad,$1 0 $6.98. Yard .... .. .. .... . ... .... .... ...... .. Se SNATCHEZ PRIVATE wrl C CO, COTTON, GRAIN, F ROVISIONS, STOCKS. Direct Wires to New York. Chicago and New Orleans. S Morit, Man..ger. . NATCHEZ, MISS, " -I El,,, _ANCE _ FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT Town and Plantation Risks in this Parish Writtea. Get My Rats. HLL H. NEWELL, ST. JOSEPH, -Uotice e e*,*p .,p ,., . ,, Metallic and Wood Coffins Trimed ad aDll Sizes fro. Want to Adlt. Up-te-Dat Strs ABs Carry Brial Cstes. Prices t Sal Cus tmer. .bem Furnish at Once. Orders received by Wire or Otherwise. LEOPOLD ELGUTTER, -Newellton. . - Loulisiana EM PRINTING COMPA4 Y, PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS AND STATIONERS. NATCHEZ, MISS. FOR WORK CAN BE LEFT AT TENSAS GAZETTE OFFICI ALL PAPERI SAM W. HAZLIP, Ceatrater, Palate sad ALL PAPER 2 ."_" ,ae . " See my smplel before smakag ALL looAo PE ,00 L mple up r oa ALL PAPER p! P peroll to ?L perL. st gives on the malluet jobs. . C. ' xanamin, Photogsraph Staudio. 524 MAIN ST., NATCHEZ, MISS. CLASS WORK DONE AT REASONABLE RATES People are Espeolally Invited to Visit my Studio Carroll Lumber Company, Ltd. Laiso W OwRI1aaai L.. Would be pleased to have your orders for Lumber, Doors, Windows, Shingles, Roofing and Brick. act anything in the building line. Plantation orders given strict attentioe. . ... mMXW8 UNDERTAKER I have embarked in the Undertaking Business ard have 1.14 in a full stock of Colins of all Grades and Prices, which I offe: the trade at very close figures. I CAN BE FuUND AT MY LIVERY STABLES. -JO3EPHt. - - LOUISIANU OTEL "NATCHEZ" NATCnES MIlSS. -JA . O. 8B0. ITI, Propaeioar all the best features of a rat-class hotel, barbershop, bath rooms Sand an excellent bar and billiard room attached. A favorits Mopping place for Tenass people. L c ·· · LATEST NIEWS II LOUISIANA Large Number of Delinquent Tax Payers. BODY FOUND FLOATING IN BAYOU Lumber and Brick Plants to Resume Operation. Sale of Sugar Plan tations Near Houma. Agri. cultural Notesf From different parishes over the State comes the complaint of tax col lectors of the large number of delin quent taxpayers. Some of the par Ishes, especially those in the cotton section, report an unusually large number of delinquencies. The taxes both realty and privilege., are noiw due, and the realty delinquent. The failure to pay the taxes has been due in a large measure to the adverse crop conditions and the tight money market. Last year the list of delin quents was even larger over the State than now, but last year Gover nor Blanchard, by special order, gave sixty days grace in which the taxes could be paid. While money is not as tight as last yeqr, as the country was just then recovering from a pan ic the crop conditions are equally as bad in some portions of Louisiana. Peculiar Slanking of Ground. Earthquakes are unknown in Louis lana, but the unaccountable sinking of the ground on the farm of Fran cois Polombo, about two miles north of Abbeville, suggests such phenome non. For a distance of about one hundred and fifty feet the earth is cracked open with a distinct depres sion on one side of the fissure. A bubbling spring and escaping gas on ly a couple of hundred yards dis tant may furnish some clew to the cause of this unusual disturbance of the earth's surface. The occurrence has exicited considerable curiosity in the community, and attracted large crowds of sightseers. Water Admitted to New Locks. The levee between the Patlhuemine locks and the bayou was cut by the engineers and the lock will be fill ed after which the levee to the river will be opened, admitting the river. This event marks the beginning of the end of the work on this lock that, through delays for various rea sons, has required nearly twenty years to complete. Lumber and Brick Plant to Resume. After being closed down for sev eral months the brick company will resume operations shortly. They have orders enough ahead to run for some time. The big saw mill of the Bayou Sara Lumber Company will also start the early part of this week. These two factories running will give employment to something over a hundred men. - Father and Son Escape. Joe Frank.Dubois and Walter Du bois, father and son, who were pris oners in the parish jail at Crowley, under charge of carrying concealed weapons, have escaped. The elder was a member of the road gang em ployed building roads for the pariah, and the younger had been paroled. Farmers Make Good Headway. The farmers of the Plaucheville section have made very good head way in their fields, owing to the fine weather that has prevailed here for t.he past few days. Most farmers have about finished planting their corn, and the preparation of the soil for the next cotton crop will soon be under way. Survey for Model Road to PIneville. The servey for the three mile road fromPineville to Camp Stafford has been completed by State Engi neer Gervals Lombard. Most of the route chosen will follow the old Harrisonburg Road.l Racky Bayou will be commenced about April 1., and will be completed in about thirty days. Push Work osa Mill Progress on the tap road of the Avoyellea Cypress Company. Ltd., at Cottonport is rapid, and the laying of croestles and ralls will soom be under way. Material to work on the big mill proper ha arrive and it is udesratoed that work on the big I plant will not be deferred mach lam-r STARVING OUT BOLL WEEVIL. Rice and Sugar Cane Supplanting Cotton. A report has reached Plaucheville to the effect that the farmers of Red Fish, about eight miles from here, have decided not to plant any cotton this season, but plant sugar cane and rice instead. Two farmers alone planted 1700 acres of rice, while another planted several hun dred acres of sugar cane. If rice can be profitably raised it might be tne leading crop of that section. The boll weevil struck that section last season; little or no cotton was made there and those who owned big plan tations are trying some other indus try, as cotton is almost a dead issue for that and many other places in this parish. Rally at Grand Prairie. The advocates of the parish divi sion movement opened their camp aign for the creation of the new par ish of Evangeline at Grand Prairie Sunday. A number of local advoca tes of the government were present and delivered addresses favorable to the cause. The election to take the sense of the voters on the question is five weeks off, but both the pros and antis are hard at work, and will continue active in the field until the eve of the election. Man Found Floating in Bayou. The body of a white man was found floating in the Bayou Tejche in the vicinity of St. John Plantation near St. Martinville. Almost half of his forehead was missing and he had received other injures about the body, for it had had bled profusely. His feet were tied to a plow. The Coroner stated that the man had been murdered about eight days ago. The murder is supposed to have occurred at Park's Station. School Principal and a Patron Mix-up Considerable excitement was cre ated in front of the Parish High School at Monroe by a personal en counter between Prof. T. O. Brown, the principal and L. T. Woodward, a patron. The trouble arose over Woodward's son. Neither of the com batants was seriously injured, al though a doctor was called in to see 'Mr. Woodward, who is alleged to have been cut with a penknife by Mr. Brown. Had Just Provocation. The Mayor of Erath. a little town near Abbeville, tried to commit sui cide. As the Mayor of a small town must be arbiter eleganterium, a judge of horses cattle, babies, bird dogs, bloodhounds, game chicken, school boards, superintendents, books and buildings, and a list of other varied things, in a versatile reper tore, the Mayor of Erath doubtless had good provocative cause for the attempt. Smallpox Prevalent. Smallpox is prevalent in wards one, three and seven of Caldwell parish, but ur to tills writing there has been no fatalities. All of the lo calities affected are in the rural dis tricts, and (he disease is confined mainly to n ,groes. Steps are being taken by the parish health authori-. ties to isolate the patients, and it is believed that no further spread of the malady will occur. Muscular Developnmet Accounted For. Physicians along the Mississippi river report remarkable development of the shoulders, arms and backs of the Mississipplans. not noticeable in 1908. Lousiana is "wet." The river lies between said wet Pellcian State and said Bayou Sara, which is dry. Skiffs ply between. Thus the new muscularity is accounted for. •- - - - - -- ,nann m mne•mmmn Mrs. W. J. C. Austin, UNDERTAKER $t. Jwoeph, La. I desire to keep the Tens. pubic in mind of the fact that I have sy 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 colats, sad will hlve a man to conduct fuerals- when called upon. Prices to suit the hard times .... I ask of all the friends of my late husband Sa share of their patroage.q RS. W. J. C..AUSTIN. Firm Makes Assignment. The commercial firm of J. F. Broussard and Bros., one of the largest general merchandise estab lishments in Abbeville has made an assignment for the benefit of its creditors. These gentlemen did an extensive advan ing business and be ing unable to collect last fall, on ac count of the failure of the cotton crop, were unable to meet their bills. They have been trying for some time to compromise with their creditors and being unable to reach a satisfac tory agreement they closed their doors. Negro Arrested for Murder. In response to a telegram from Sheriff Marrero, of Jefferson parish. Chief of Pdlice David Yohaffey of Jennings arrested Jesse Clark, a ne gro, whi is wanted for the murder of a section boss near New Orleans nearly three years ago. Clark has been a resident of Jennings most of the time since the crime was com mitted, but had not been located. He was placed in the city Jail, wait ing the arrival of Sheriff Marrero. Two SuBagar Plantations Sold. The Front Lawn Plantation of the estate of Alfred Boudreaux, situated about seven miles below Houma, was sold at Sheriff'- sale and purchased by Mr. H. G. Bush, ffor 25,000. The sugar plantation of Mrs. M. J. San ders, eighteen miles below Houma, was also offered for $15,000. Mr. W E. Mount purchased under fore closure proceedings the Houma real estate formerly sold to Duffy and Colomb for $5,000. Given the Ha! Ha! The people of Vidalia, La., now gather daily on the levee and dance the Joy Dance, giving Natchez, Miss, pleasurable exuberance of the ris ibilit'es, known technically as "the horrible, ha! ha!" Sunday, the Nat chez police, not satisfied with en forcing prohibition, to the great dis comfort of the parched throats of the Hill Billies, arrested the keeper of a fruit store for selling fruit. Workmen Must Live ln Bogalusa. The men employed at the New Orleans Great Northern shop at Florenville, have been notified that the train carrying the workmen from Mandeville to Florenville will be abolished, and the men will be oblige to make Bogalusa their head quarters. Many of these families own homes, and it is a hard blow to them, as it is also to many others who reside here. Ideal Weather for Farming. The week, from a weather stand point, has been ideal for farming operations around Natchitoches. Num ber of country folks in town say corn planting has been general and also report preparations for more di versifilcation of .crops. Three years' experience with boll weevils has Im pressed upon the small farmer at least the necessity of raising at home some of the necessities of life. CULAR TII.W E [ILT ATCHEZ AND VICSDURIG PACKUT. de ,d at 12 u m r s im uII l -I I ri lsag aggga,. sat 1 easts e. ------ NAUi.JIiS 0. P. 8 HA W, MATCHD.. nes. UIOOUI TO SEKASW " EONS FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOPS Manufaeturer of Engine, Cotton Preeooo, Agrleultural, lmnplemeotn and Well Augurs. Dealer in Pulleys, Shafting, PIpe, aaso Coods and General MiII Supplies. To ull aloag felt want I have natal.dnemerymeay nhlanay twrepf Ol ea hae, employed a comp tent g-wright to look after that paaislage ilm. C guarantee perfeet attaatlon to all thee who may favor me with thei added this lune taae me la a pion to attend to the wsatrl the sglor a has, from sed ootton to thebe A kinds of mhiery palse em shee s and satisfaction guaranteld. Mollelttin your future ahe re I emala, oar truly, C. P. IIW, I teh?;s, apr Louis Hoffnan Hardware Oq DEALERS IN BADDLERY Full lne of Harness and Saddles always em head which will be sold at leow'erst Possible Pa4oem We always keep a Competitent Saddler employed to do repairs of all kinds. Louis Hoffman Hardware Co. OI Are You Going To Build ? If so, carry out the idea under the meest favorable eoaditioa by sea lag us about the lumber required for the purpose. To build scaot -ally, build well. For high-grade, well manufactured i aml , N F c.ý Cal On us. We rice a Spedaby ofLatle La W l bwiibe rlig : : : : : : t . Always get our prices and investigate ar facilities before pllacing your order. e. A. ENOCHS, THE LUMBERM3N,. oC._ ea ga*. .a . a. .aal. as... THE SAFEST AND QOIOKEST WAY TO TRANSFER MONEY IS BY LONG DISTANCE TELEIPNEE CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE A TELEIRAPSII , 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. 220 Main Street NATCHEZ. MISS A. ROSE, President. B. W. GEoFFITH, VeePresident. B. JIIFlITH, Secretary. Do You Expect to Work for Other People All Your Life? If You Don't Quit Spending All You Earnl Start a Savings Account Now ( isp gpow. 4 PER CENT IfrERESlT ON AU. DEPOSITS SEMIANNUALLY. CITY SAVINGS AND T1EST 5. emm;. -Ii" mlJJ' •-..