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The Tensas Gazette.
ST. JOSEPH, - - - LA. FRIDAY, MARCHI 12, 1903. ARIWER R. GREEN, - - EDITOR. Bu L aCRIIPT1IfI VMRARLY" in Advesn. For Coroner. We are autlhorizaEl to announce DP. J. E. ULICElt as a candi.date for the oatice. of ('oroner of the l'arishl of Tensas tip sumewed Dr. E. T. Newell, nisigldt. We are authorized to announce P)e. L. A. MIt'RL(KK ai a candidate for the otflPe of ('oroner of the Pari-lh of Te'ino to succl D )r. E. T. Newell, resignmel. THE TALLULAtI DRAINAGE CONVENTION. Quite a large delegation from Teinsas aind Conccrdia weiit tip to Tallulah on Thuredav to attend tlhe Drainage Conventionl. An equally large delegation calme downl from East Carroll and Mad ison was largely represented, and a most enthusiastic meetinlg was held. It is probable that the meeting would have been evens more largely attended but for the inclement weather. The meeting was marked by the greatest eithusiasm and har iniioy in every line, anid resolnu tions calling for a comprehensive drainlage system were adopte-d and the Levee Board was petitionied to appropriate 420,000 for survey and drainage work, this sum to be supplemented, it is almost as sured, by aid from the Federal Government of perhaps one-third as much. Speeches were made by mauy very prominent men, recognized authorities onil drainage and water questions, and it is confidently ex pected that the greatest good will result from this meeting. The necessity for the work was so elearly and forcibly expressed by the speakers that it is has re solved itself into a problem uf not what we wish ,ut what we must do. Each parish in the district, through a chosenl spokesman, pledged herself and her rvenues to the successful completion of this work. Judge F. X. Rausdell spoke in behalf of East Carroll, Col. F. L. Maxwell for Madison, A. K. Green, Esq., for Tensas, and John S. Boatner, Esq., for Concordia. Hon. F. G. Hudson promised the earnest co-operation of the Missouri-Pacific system and also spoke for the Saporintendent of the V., S. & P., both roads assuring the Convention that the question of drainage and collse quent greater productiveness of the soil and resultant prosperity of the country, was as vital to the interests of the railroads tra versing this section as to the peo pie themselves, and tendered tlhe services of the legal department of their companies to the cause. That the meeting was a com plete success and p)refaces great good is but mild expression. The earnest enthusiasm of every one toward the accomplishlment of the work ins hanid is the greatest in d.. of the results to follow. Eatracts fmm Postal Laws aad Regusatious. Continuing the discussion onl postal matters, the Post Master at St. Joselph to-day gives tlhe following eatracts from the postal laws and regulations, whlich should be read hy every one, as the snh ject matter is of greatest interest to the general public adl it is impnrtantt that every onie should be posted on this line. When matter bemling preVitosly ltest stamps in deposittl for mailing, it shoult be tretled as "hekl for postage." Upon receipt of stamps to pay postage they shklai he aflixr-d and caacelet, and mail f6rwardel to alddlreee. .Multilittled or defarel postage stamps, statlll clit froml en sml[nd stamped envelope,, lnew. paper wrappers, or postal canrds, or stamps other than liotatge stampsL , can not he uned or -wltntel in prepeymnient of postage, and niatter hearingt smc stamps must be treated as "held for posa," except when Iearing special dldive*ry staomps, in that c-na mail will be forwarded Iand amount tdl collectel oiln delivery fmn addresas. Always place the stamp in the upper right-hand cor ar of the envelope, otherwise it mtight be delayed. Neve place tle stamtp on the beck of the letter, as it would he "hekl for postagel." A patckage of third or fourth clamo mat ter mut h- plainll addremed, the return cardl ill Uw left-lhand corner (.u in the casei of a letter) o the packlage, nlld ill mueh atiller riting. This is inmport aut, as tte tail i4 handled very rapidly by ts' matil clerks, in tranusit, an if it in act Imuyerly pinpareil, it is ikelayed and often returnedl to the office from whhli it ll hueet dlispatchl.cdl, thlts cans leg delay and inonlvenience. L. E. iIKYEI)ERSON, P. M. Tilhe regtalsr sc.rvices will lecol.n d d,.I-l at tlw Union clhurech, St. Jiseaph, Suttday; tist Kwh. I' ALL PARTS OF THE WHOLE. In the discussioni of the qnes tiou of waterway improvement the suggestion is sometimes made that "minor improvements. can wait," followed by references to - special projects as the first that should receive attention from the government of the United States in the steps taken towards bring i::g about navigable conditions at all seasons of thle year. The sng gestion overlooks two facts of im i portance. One fact is embodied in the al)andonment of the old time rule of the project without regard to a policy. The other fact is embodied in the axiomatic proposition that in the adoption ,f a policy all projects worthy of consideration are component parts 1 of the whole, with each bearing a its constituent part to the com d prehensive whole and with each n receiving governmental attention e in due time and with due consid Seration. <1 Demand for the improvement s of any special waterway or for the undertaking of any special " project, no matter in what part of the United States it may be, is a demand for a backward step Y in the vital work of waterway imprcvement. Acquiescence in the demand would be an aban donment of the advanced position d which :all political parties have d taken. That advanced and en d lightened position has received n the unqualified endorsement of the President, the President-elect, l ,,f Senators and Representatives d in Congress and of all trade and commercial interests in each one y of the forty-six States of the d Union. It has received that en dr orsement not alone because of an awakened public sentiment II and not alone because of the ur gent demands of trade and com t merce, but because of the abso d lute and the conceded merits of a line of action on the part of If the government which in deter 'e mining to improve the whole, under a policy, necessarily in cludes the improvement of each one of the parts of the whole. Whether a waterway is to be 'o considered a minor or a major Il constituent in determining the + question of improvement, is a 1, question for determination by the i constituted authorities of the ir country. That determination is n to be based upon the merits of 1 the stream, its tonnage, bearing d capacity when improved, its gen I eral relation to the question of " transportation and its relation to e the determination of all parties to utilize the natural highways of ' trade and commerce, the advant Y ages of which have long been rec 0 nized but the improvement of which has been delayed because '-.of the old .ime, and the false, e program of "A Project; not a I Policy." In the reversal of that program l-and in bringing about the adop I tion of the program of "A Policy; e not a Project" tile National Riv e ere and Harbors Congress lhas been e tlle leader aid the plErsistent ad -lvocate and that its program will become a settled part of the pol icy of thle Federal Governmeiit is not to be doubted. That it would in e adopted was an assured fact r from the day on which the com m*nercial, the industrial, the agri cultural and the waterway asso . ciations of the country represent Sed in the National Rivers and SHarbors Congress, forced the Squestion out of politics and I placed it where it rightly belongs -in the catagory of economic questions of vital inmportance to all sections and to all interests of t he count ry. SAs Senator Knox pointedly and aonvinllcingly said in his address ron "The Future of Commerce," - the Federal government unquest ionably entered into a coutract with the several States for the improvement of their waterways when it divested them of jurisdic tion over tile subject and took jnrisdiction to itself. That state mnent being incontestible, it is equally inconttstible that in un- i dertiakimg the too long neglected " duty of waterway improvement, the government cannot look to any special stream nor to any slecial project but must begin and carry to complletionl tile work of waterway improvement under J a broad and comprehensive policy under which no waterway will be d overlooked nor any waterway, nor any special project, specially fa vored. Mgr. D. WV. Lacy of Natchez, was a Yisitor to Ttellim this wek. L - SEED POTATOES, GARDEN SEED, ONION SETS. AT BAKER & SON'S. Good Things to Eat AT BAKER'S. aPHONE No. 29 -- FREE DE.LIVUEU |~ýº Death of Mr. J. M. Smiths. The death of Mr. J. M. Smiths occurred very suddenly on Sun day morning, 7th March, after a long illness. His remains were interred in Natchez Sunday even ing, Rev. P. H. Fotaine, of \Va terproof, officiating. Mr. Smitha was born in Indi ana, February 22nd, 1885, and was 74 years of age. In ycung manhood he located in Madison, Indiana, where he became prom inent in business circles and local politics and was at one time a formidable Democratic candidate for Sheriff of that county. Mr. Smitha was a strolg supporter and life-long friend of Congress man Holman of Indiana, who has for years represented his district in Congress, and for whom Mr. Smitha named his youngest son, Mr. Holman L. Smitha of St. Joseph. In December, 1879, Mr. Smitha located in St. Joseph. He had made annual visits to this town for several years prior and had built up a thriving business at this place. He has lived here con tinuously since and has always been one of our most progressive and highly respected citizens. He leaves four sons, W. B. Smitha, of Tallulah, and Jno. R., James M. and Holman L. Smitha, of St. Joseph, all of whom were raised here and have always been closely identified with the ma terial growth "and prosperity of our town and parish. Darris' Healing Salve. Good for Man and Beast. PREPARED BY 8. D. DDARIS. AB4'OLUTE CUItE -FOR-- FISTULA, CORNS, POLE EJVILS, HEADACHE., FOOT EVIL, SKIN ERUPTION, RHBUMATISM, COUGHS, ASTHEMA, COLDS, SOAR THROAT, NEURALIGA, Wire Cuts, and all Flesh Wounds. Any Old Sores, no matter how long standln Misery in the head. Misery in the breast. 0lo a Box. --FOR SALE BY S. D. Darris, OAK GROVE, NEWELLTON, La. -AND W . R. BLaker & Son, ST. JOSEPH, LA. Frank Lolinbardo, NEWELLTON, LA. Jno.%V. Osbornn NEW LIGHT, LA. Joe Tester, WATERPROOF, LA. OPre guaranteed or money refunded I. M. SMITHA, Jr., Agt, ST. SE, U., Hao ill Soa le b0, epai lrk Isat, ad Artisticafly ,. 1j PRIMPT SEE;ICE TERMS STRICTLY CAS. SATISFACTIM SUAAITEEl. LEAVE AIL WORK AT LIVIERY STABILE. Trespass Notice. Notice Is hereby give that hmntiyg aind trespmag isb mot alowed om the "SOMERSET ESTATE." AU are warmed made pealty of the law. JNO. O. O'KELLEY. TRESPASS NOTICL ALL PERSONS are forbidden fishing in or trespaneing in BLACK LAKE, situ ated bn "PEPANO" and "tIURTNA d MORO" Plantations, under penalty of pruetecution. [SMInzD. ] DWIGIHtT STONE. NOTICE. AT A MEETING; Iheld by tlhe Lake St. Joe.ph Hunting C'lub on January 13th, t wa.s unaniosio ly resolved that any nemaber not luhaving pid his des in 30 lay·s fron date of meeating would be ex pelled fnrmu all rights and privileges of ,ia Cnl,. D. MU'IR, Prest. L Br VmEI, Sec'y. so,ooo feet rgh crm L yad ,- CAII UIS CO., JC Lb P Cerodmss La. LOUIS FRY, Merchant Tailor, NAITeHEZ, ' ' ' MISS. 123 NORTH GOMMEReE ST. Suits Made to Order IN NAT7HRZ from $15.00 to $60.00. Work done at Home by Skillful Tailors. No Middle Man's Profit to Pay. Gusu tomer Gets His Money's Full Value. Best Workmanship. Latest Style. Perfect Fit Guaranteed. LOUIS FRY, 123 a North Commerce Street. 123 NATTHEZ, MISS. LONG DISTINCO PHONE No. 73 Gasoline Engines. ALL SIZES-BOTH STATIDNERY AND MARINE. Reliable, Well Designed, Heavily Built, Slow Speed Engines. Un surpassed for Operating Feed Grinders, Milk Separators, Churns, Wood Saws and Splitters, Mills, Machine Shops Printing Presses, Pumps and Electric Lighting. MARINE ENGINES AND MOTOR BOAT SUPPLIES. Our Prices are Very Low for First Class Engines. C. T. PATTERSON CO., Ltd., .. ma, ýrtrrmRirrrmRI:-:m rýnrm:-: Field and Garden Seed I Seed corn aoND Onion Se1r [NATCHUE DRUG COMPANY Y (PEARL ST. ,INF FRAK f'Phne1SforETAIL Drbatae and 27 for WHOLESALE Depaemnt. " -----°,-..--- . $0_ ,O .~nt UUhIEAtES SOULE COLTEL NEW ORLEANS, LA. meat De petmta, CemuuewCe Smlos mLat·aess to seem sa. ts.tr T i the seeew s o eit. -I ; Sm, ]'MIL eG a JURY VENIRE. (10th District Court.) APRL TEl. Grad Jry. To Appear Monday, April 19th, 1909. Jesse Knowle .....................Ranch John Murduch ..............Newellton Andrew Smyth ...............Wavertree J. A. Veas............... .....Wildcat W. C. Vail.............. Hollywood T. D. Diamond ........... Remolino Frank Lombardo.............Newellton W. S. White.............Waterproof .J. G. Kline ........... ..... Saranac F. A. Compton ........... Mayflower Gus Ellis. ..................... Delia Robt. French ...............St. Joseph R. D. Shelly............. Barcelona IH. L. Sditha ..............St. Joseph J. G. lHarris ................Cat Point It. I. ;Guthrie ................Limerick Ed- Fore ......................Justina Tilmhnan Strange .............Providence IR. H. Whitney ..............St. Joseph Frank Fuca ....... .....Waterproof Pettit Jury. To Apl , ar Monday, April 210th, 1510). Salvador Baragona .........St. Joseph Henry Marks ............... Waterproof Jeff ('hatman.......... ..Johnson Bend Emile Mayer .................St. Joseph Tab II. Smith................. Nebraska S. P. IIornsby ..............St. Joseph E. F. Guthrie.................Limerick John W. Osborn ........... New Light Spire Boyd ................Osceola W'. W. Middleto ............ewellton (eorge Sedde ................St. Joseph HIerman G(oldlbxrg........... Waterproof Ed E. Morri ............... lard Times E. J. Walton ..............St. Joseph (. V. Rateliff ................Glen Muir II. C. Miller ................ ighland A. Bondurant ............. ..St. Joseph Frank Easily ..............Payne Tract .1. W. Goodrich .............lidershade .1. A. Walker ................Dickard .1. W. Whittaker ..............St. Peter W. M. Davidson ..........St. Joseph B. F. Ford.............Wolfe's Crescent Robt. Grimes ................... .Osceola .Jas. D. Gibbons ..........Minden Hall B. W. Berry.................... Balmoral Hi. B. Conner ............ Waterproof Leo Jacoby .............. Newellton J. M. Stanton ........... Thistle Ridge Anderson'Riley ..........Gum Ridge A true copy. Attest:- E. F. NEWELL, Dy. Clerk 10th Dis. Court. G. H. elinton, ATT'¥Y.lT-LAIW., ST. JOSEPH, LA. Will practice In East Carroll, Madlson Tensas, Concordia and the Supreme sau Federal Courts. TUUIS & REEVES, At'ys., Vldalia, La. - St. Joseph, La. The undersigned have formed a part nership for the practice of law, under the firm name of Tullis & Reeves, with of tices at Vidalia and St. Joseph, and will practice in Concordia, Tenses, and ad jacent parishes. Judge Tullis will be lo cated at the Vidalia office, and will visit St. Joseph whenever clients desire to see hint there. Mr. Reeves will he located at St. Joseph and will visit Vidalia whenever needed there. HUGH TULLIS. JOS. M. REEVES. Dr. GEO. N. CLAR E, DENTIST. St. Joseph, Sa. OFFICEO IN NEWELL SLDO. PLANK ROAD. J. Li. iL.Y. JAs. M. ADAMS. DOrs. Lil & Adas, (Successors to Dr. Newell & Newell.) ST. JOSEPH, LA. lOffice--Bank Buildiag-Up Staire Dr. L A. MUROCK, sr. SEPs , U. Physician & Surgon, OFFIOC ON PLANK InROAD. Office Phone ..............No. 12-3 Residence Phone............No. 12-2 White Wyandottes! UnsIrpasud for BEAUTY, LAYING and TABLE QUALITIES. Eggs fmrom Spidd mat egs $3.80 per SeUTlg. Notnac, La. I wish to state to the public that while t is my wishd to remain in St. Joeph whe lIam now comfortahly dtuatel, I c-annot do so unless the people give tme sud.cient work to jsti my staing here. 'nlikg the stenm leasr mof ctihen, to whidi so much qf the St. Joseph work goes, and who return no money to this town, I spend my earnings here for the necessaries of life among the people for whom I work, and who are therefore in somue nmeasure profited by_ my resilence here. I pay house rent, buy food and clothing from the local merchlants and Ifwl from the dealer, none of which mInt y is spent lere by the steam laundries of elsewhere and who are therefore of no profit to this town. Hence my claim t6 the bulk of the local laundry work. My rate are lower on the average than those of the steam laundry and bay work cer t ainLfod tr the peblic wil cosid er theme claes and seoelode to give me ork and money that is now sent away (rom home. . JUDICIAL AD. smum AN saLLs State of Louisian Pa of Te s, BLUM & HY. vs. No. 535 MARTIN JAMO PUBLIC NO'ICERs t gi that by virtue of a writ of Sale to me directed by the aral Honorable Court lt the e matter, I will on SATIAY the 171a A. L 1lI, offer for sale at the Court dew in the town of St. Joseph. In shab, between the hours of 11 o' m. and 4 o'clock p. m., to the bidder, for cub, the followln scribed property. situated in sal Ish and State, seized in the above s matter: That certain cotton plantation kno4 as Locust Grove, situate in above and State, and composed of West fractional section twenty seven (27) Northeast quarter of Section tw eight (28), in Township thirteen (13) Range twelve (12) Fast, in district \ landL North of Red River, the whole plantation containing 400 acres more or , there being excepted therefrom that portion of said land sitnate in 8eetion twenty seven (27) lying East of the ea- - ter of Copperase or Cammack Bayou,aone. tamining i 13-100th acres heretofore sold to James M. Gillespie, and bein ts same property acquired by Elisabeh A. F. Pitcher, as follows: one undivided half thereof by act of sale recorded 1W Conveyance Record "L" pages 140 i 150, on December 22nd, 18110, of - of Tenass Parish, and the other vided half thereof by act of sale in ("onve!ance Record "K," page 615 ej July 27th, 1889 of Tens Parish Reeod Terms of Sale: Cash. JOHN HUOGES, Shert I ST. Jomnn, LA., March 9. 190. JLUDICIAL ADVKuIRMiNIY. W IvTor~.nm FAC A. State of Louisiana, Parish of Tena% Tenth District Court. A. BEER & CO. vs. J. G. PURVIS. UNION OIL CO. ve. J. G. PURVIS. BEEMLTBEROS. BAG CO. vs. J. G. PURVIS. PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that by virtue of a writ of Fleri Paces to as directed by the above named Honorable Court in the above styled suit, I have seized and will, on SATURDAY.!te:l3th day el MARCi, A. D. 1909, offer for sale at the Court House door in the town of St. Joseph in this pat , within the hours prescribed by law, si is betweetn the hours of 11 o clock A. . and 4 o'clock p. M., to the'higbest b14. der, for cash, the following douchedr property, situated in this parish, to-wit: The undivided one-half (1-2) interst in twenty-two (22) mules now loeastd es . the Monticello plantation in this Parhsh, with benefit of appraLseaen Terms of sa Cash. JOHN HUGHES, Sheriff. Sr. JoePRn, LA., February 24,1900. NOTICE. PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given thtr I am applying for a pardon for estore tion of citienship. (Signed] W. T. RAINVE. NOTICE. I TAKE THIS METHOD of notify the public that I have returned to 8S. Joseph and have purchased the BARBmE SHOP frotm Mr. D. B. Lewsb, and wiE conduct stme in future. It is my pem. pose I remain here permanently aud I bespk x a return ot the patrmona I , joyed herm in yera pes. I will l ' a neat, tidy and high-toned shop ad a mny best efforts to deserve the liberal up. port accorded me in the past. Respectfully, 8. O. JOHNSON. FOR SALE. PLANTATION sitated on l~ake D s containing 1000 aer open land lad acres in tUmber; 50 muls full eq of Implement; 2000bseLaorn. td Road ep on .prperty e cellently A - Ak, E. GREEN, Att'y., St. p, Wth lure, PIIONE No. 13. Shop on Levee rts. Clothes called for and delivered. RATISFACTION :-: GUARANTIED. Planters, Notice! ' I HAVE REMOVED to West Moarse, La, ad a e .gaged b The Wholale Catleal Uw Stock Trande. I m delver CATTLE, SHEP,' IIOOS or OOATS la Cr-Leos at my statism L Taesm, Coacorm MadIo., at lowest prices. AbS pre-bred ANOORA OOATS Write ee if you seed me home is St. Joseph. Addres- Alex McLeod, WEST MONROE. * * LA. IUfOtCals INs