Newspaper Page Text
The Tensas Gazette.
ST. JOSEPH, - - - LA. FRIDAY, APRII, 80, 1000. ArBNR X. ORERN, - - Earer. QV WcUlPTIuN wKARLY .30 CastII c AIllusIos. The Natchez Evening Record thus refers to the doings of the recent Grand Jury of Adams county: Re-markable! Natchez has suf fered an exodus without a labor agent. Wonder if the grand jury is going to hit the old town twice in the same place. It takes a brave man to smile when equity and justice are hm1 barding his weakness. The gratitude of the city at large in due the April term grand jury. They are draining corruption from a sore that has agonized the South these many years. The Mississiippi State Teachers' Association will hold their annual session at Naichez next week. The attendance will probably be twelve or fifteen hundred. The election for Coroner held on Tuesday passed off very quiet ly, practically no interest being taken, as there, was but one ticket and a very light vote was polled. The motion for a new trial for the Coopers, recently convicted of the murder of Senator ('armack of Tennessee, was over-ruled. An ap peal has been taken to the Supreme Court. Consuelo Poet Office has been es tablished Wi the plantation of that name in Concordia parish, on Lake St. John, with Mr. E. C. Rhodes as Post Master. Tnis is the only Poet Office between Waterproof and Ferriday handling rail road mail and is a great convenience to plant ers in that section who have hither to depended on river mail entirely. The two damage suits filed against the Natchez Drug Com parny fof $20,000 each, on account of the deaths of Misses Inez Net terville and Ida Murray, were con tinnued to the October term of Adams County Circuit Court. The decedents were employed in the laborary of the defendant coin pany at the time of the explosion and fire on. March 14, last year, when eleven lives were lost. Mr. G. 1}. Gordon, Superind ent of the Union Oil Mill at Vidalia, is trying to utilize the cockle burr. About eight tons has been pressed and the oil, hulls, meal and ashes have been sent off to be auilized and should they prove to be mercautable, a new Industry would be created which would be remunerative, as cockle burr is indigenous to this country and grows without cultivation and is a sure crop. We trust the ex periment may be successful.--Ex. The big battleship Mississippi will reach Natchez May 12th and remaiu until tihe 16th. Great prep arations for the entertainment of the officers and crew are being made and sevral elaborate funii tions in keeping with the city's renowned hospitplity are being plainned. The visit of the big battleship to Natches prcmises to attract a great crowd. The citizens are pre paring to present a silver service to the vessel that will cost several hutdred dollars, and the four-day stay of the Missiseippi in the Nat ehes harbor will permit citizens of the State to extend the uisual courtesies to the officers mal com mand. A recenit decision of the Su preme Court of Louisiana of in terest to all sections of the State alike is the decision handed down S this week in the cases that wenta up from Concordia parish. In these cases the Town of Vidalia and the Tax-Collector of Cotcor dia perish sought to have the sa loonists there pay two licenses. The Supreme Court held that to comply with the Gay-Shattuck law fully it is necessary to pay two licenses ill order to sell to both whites and negroes, but in these particular cases the facts show a non-compliance with the Oay-Shattuck law, and therefore the right of the Town of Vidalia atd the Tax-Collector for Concor dia parish to collect two licenses was rejected and denied. A writer in the Natchez Evening Record gives the folklowing stnrng and highly commendable opinion ol unlawful relation: The highest type of civilization througtiout the world salls for its suppression; the history of the ages points to ruin wherever it abides. In the name of (God, and for the sake of *be thousands of pure, in nocent caihldren, whose soule and mindi are yet untouched by sin, let wu, before they awake to the con-| sciousnese of these things, prepare foV them a higher code of public and private morality. Let our msnirations for them he , for a better life than ours; let usa overthrow vice and truth to-day, that they may reap more abundant i *aermrew. ed Prics -mt The following interview with Hon. John P. Parker, a promi nent citizen and planter of Ounch ita, is from the New Orleans Pic ayune: "Coionel John P. Parker, of Monroe, who owns half a dozen cotton plantations in north Louis isiana and who was one of the principal operators in the famous bull campaign of three years ago, says that cotton is going higher this year than it ever went before, and 25 cents a pound isn't to be unexpected. "If the Texas drought continues cotton will go very much higher," said Col. Parker yesterday at the Grunewald. "A thorough drench ing rain will break the market. But it is impossible to have any early cotton now in Texas, and Texas is the biggest of the cotton producing States. What the boll weevil ate up in Louisiana last year didn't amount to anything. That was a mere drop in the total production. "Yet, though more cotton was produced last year, there was still a greater increase in the demand. Even with the reduced acreage of this year, if conditions are favor able, there will be more cotton grown t(han there was last year, and then there won't be near • nough to cover the demand. This is going to be the greatest cotton year the South has ever known, and the price of the staple is go iing higher than it ever went be fore under ordinary market con ditions." r The Cumberland Telephone Co. has installed an exchange at Fer rf iday with some twenty-odd sub scribers. Mr. Stanley 0. Castleman has been appointed tanager of the road outfit for Tensas parish. Mr. t Castleman will be assisted on the grader by Mr. Harrion Prestige, ! who is an experienced locomotive engineer. The white man Harris who rent . ed a horse and buggy from a Nat - chez livery stable and disposed of at Waterproof, and later did the same trick in Madison parish, I where he was arrested, was con victed at Tallulah this week and given five years. Hon. John Dale was re-elected Mayor of Vidalia without opposition at the recent municipal election. Mr\ Dale was appointed to succeed Mr. Jos. M. Reeves, who resigned the Mayoralty of Vidalia last No vember, when he entered into part nership with Judge Tullis for the practice of law and located in St. Joseph. Mr. Dale's administration has been so satisfactory that popular demand was made of him to con tinue in office. The good ladies of Ferriday, La., F have undertaken the work of rais i ,ng funds with which to build a v 'hurch at that place. A lot has been donated for the purpose by the company owning the Helena plantation, on which Ferriday is I located, and already su.h efforts . have been made along this line as to insure the erection, in time, of a very neat and pretty edifice. An entertai anent for this purpose was iiven last week by the ladies of - Ferriday, which netted them near. ly $100.00. The handsome 40 horse-lp(wer Sgasoline launch "Brer Rabbit," which is making a record trip Sdown the Mississippi from Cin cinnati to New Orleans, reached St. Joseph Thursday evening and tied up for the night, due to the heavy wind, which made running difficult. The "Brer Rabbit" is dis tinctly a pleasure launch and is owned by wealthy men of Cincin nati. Her maximum speed is 85 miles an hour and she had coi esumed but 80 odd hours of actual runing time when this point was reached. The best time yet made by water between these two cities is 60 hours, but which record this launch expects to lower. The "Brer Rabbit" strongly resembles the "'Red Arrow" of St. Joseph. The following item is taken from the Baton Rouge Advocate: The West Baton HRouge authorities have just received news of the arrest in St. Jo ntetph, La., of a inegro nlamed (;uy Ed wanrds, on a charge of unlawfully selling cocaine. The negro was arrested by Sher if Parker's deputies abshout seven or eight months ago and placed in jail on charge ,.f stealing oat. from a levee camnp in the lower section of the parish. Shortly af ter his arrest he was released on a bond of one lhumndred dollar,, and while out on this Ibnd stole a horse, after which he escaped and has not been heanrd from until news ecme frotm St. Joseph. Sheriff Parker stated yesterday evening that he would conmuntlunicate with the Tenss authorities, with a view of having then turn the prisoner over to him so that he could 'be trited upon the more werioas chsrge. He has instructed them to hold himn, anyhow. and that at the proper time he would send for him. The case was worked up by Constable Moran, of this city, who informed Sher iff Parker of the capture of the negro in Tenaas. The uegro Guy Edwards alluded to above was coinvicted at this term of Court for unlawful retail of whiskey aiid fined $200 and costs or six months in jail. He is aerving the sentence. He has niot yet been tried under the cocaine charge. Mrs. D. A. O'Kelley of St. Jo seph and hMre. (Dr.) WV. K. Evans of Stamboul, came up Wtduesday and remained until yesterday with , their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Er win, and sister, Mins Olive Krwiu. I SNew Spring Goods BAKERS' WHITE GOODS. .................................oo to $3.00o S Flaxen Ume., 32 ch width. ....30c yard SHOES. -31I f Pure White len, 36 Inch width........ 35c yard r Dimity, ranging from............10c to 2c yard Mens', Ladies and Childrens' Shoes, India Linen, 36 Inch width .......0c to 25k yard Latest Styles, Patent, Tan and Kid.. - Val Lace ..........................0c to 15c y ard CE C E R . - Fancy Embroidery, 25 inch width ...... SOc yard ICE CREAM FREEZERS. f White Waist Goods, 27 inch to 30 inch - from ................... .10 to 25c yard Dana Peerless Freezers...... from $2.00 to $3.50 - Ladies' White Shirt Waists .......... 7S to 1.50 SFancy Dress Glnghams, 28 inch width...IOc yard OALVONIZED SCREEN WIRE. LATEST STYLE HATS. ................ ......... 25c to 40c yard f- Big Assortment Ladies' and Children's Fancy TOPSY HOSERY. Dressed Hats, ranging from ..... SOc to $3.00 f- Mess' Hats, New Spring Styles, from Mens' Women's and Children's ........ 10c to 0Sc " 1 SGood Things to Eat AT BAKER'S. PHONE No. 29 FEE DEUVERY -J .ý wam mI .l mu lu .ý m l mm mm lý m-m m" ýu 1 m il nm mmm. mu mm mmmm m -'m" District Court. District Court adjourned Thurs day after transacting a great vol e umu of business. The following , convictions were secured: r Aggie Bevenes, 2 months in pen. s Willie Edwards, 18 months in i the pen. Joe Watson, 12 years old, man slaughter, 1 year in the pen. Major Davis, 2 years in the pen. William Basier, 6 months in the pen. Hiram Waites, 8 years in the pen. Will Clark, manslaughter, 5 years in the pen. Dug Morris, murder, life sen e tence, pen. p Robt. Johnson, 9 months jail. Dave Gussett, 2 months jail. e Willie Martinx, 60 days jail. Guy Edwards, six mouths jail. e Enoch Handy, 60 days jail. Tom Timer, 40 days jail. Following cases were nollied: Ed Thomas, larceny; Chas. Thur man, larceny; Sam Thomas, lar ceny; Jack Walker, accessory to shooting. The case of State vs. Will Clark, charged with murder, was tried Tuesday and attracted consider able attention. Due to the fact I that the evidence was purely cir cumstantial the regular venire was exhausted and a number of tales j jurors was called before the jury could be completed, and which when finally done was composed of ten white men and two negroes. The evidence was entirely circum e stantial, the deed being done in the dark with none to swear to the identity of the accused, anld the case was stubbouly fought by both sides. Tile defense was rep resented by Mr. Jos. MN. Reeves, under appointment from the Court Sand he displayed extraordinary skill in the conduct of the case, * considering that he had not single defense witness. The State, how * ever, made out a strong case, and * welded, link by link, a chain of a circumstantial evidence that point P ed unmistakably to the guilt of ,f the accused. The argument by I both State and defense was strong, a clear and logical. After an able f and exhaustive charge by the Court the jury retired about 10 o'clock, but shortly annlounced themselves hopelessly divided,whereupon they r were locked up for the night. As they had not reached a verdict the p next morning the Court ordered a -mistrial entered. The jury stood 1 ten for conviction without capital I punishment and two for acquittal. c On Thursday the prisoner plead I guilty to manslaughter anid was - sentenced to five years. He acknowledges to the murder. 5 In real estate circles tile biggest - deal that has been consummated I lately in this parish is the pros I pective sale of "Kenilworth," the 'magnificent plantation of Mr. S. D. Farrar, near Newellton. The purchasers, we believe, are gentle r men from Champaign, Ill., rep resented by Capt. H. C. I~uckett. The consideration, it is under stood, is some fifty thousand dol lars. While the deal has not beenl positively closed, its conlsumationi only awaits the completion of cer tain preliminaries incident to the transfer. It is understood that a forfeit of $5,000 has been put up by the purchasers as earnest money to secure thedeal. With the sale of "Kenilworth" the last link is welded ii au un broken chain of real estate trains fers by the passing of every large property on Lake St. Joseph into new hands since Mr. Farrar's res idence on that place. We understand Mr. Farrar con templates leaving the parish and locating in Texas. Mr. Farrar has resided iu this parish some thirty years and has beeu a most useful and honorable citizen and promiuent in all that has made4 for Ithe welfare of the parish.. His removaLfrom Teusas will be greatly regretted. His son, Mr. 8. D. Farrar, Jr., we are pleased to hear, will have charge of the property for thie new owners. Mr. Sam Wexler wishes tc no tify the public that he will have SPRING LAMB every Sunday, orders for which must be placed on Saturday. He alsio keeps con stantly on hand a choice line of beef. A share of the public put roule t Ioliited lngll No. 8g. LOUIS FRY, Merchant Tailor, N7ITeHEZ, - MISS. 123 NORTH COMMERCE ST. Suits Made to Order IN NAT7HBZ from $15.00 to $60.00. Work done at Home by Skillful Tailors. No Middle Man's Profit to Pay. Gus= tomer Gets His Money's Full Value. Best Workmanship. Latest Style. Perfect Fit Guaranteed. LOUIS FRY, 123 A North Commerce Street. * 123 NaTeHEZ, MISS. LONG DISTA4NB PHONE No. 73 Gasoline Engines. ALL SIZES-BOTH STATION=RY 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 Fi. st Class Engines. C. T. PATTERSON CO., Ltd., NEW OrLEANS, L umMntmmmmmr:-:m:mmrtmmmmý SMULFORD'S ANTHRAX VACCINE PURE AND FRESH. SNATCHEZ DRUG COMPANY, E 3 E PEARL ST.- IN'ED FRANNK 'Phone 170 for RETAIL Department E ad 27 for WHOLESALE Department. -.tilr.-.. SO!.E COITGKE. NEW ORLEANS, LA. Saould be gtrea the beettralalateps., S meat Deprtmeat. Complete Coee anko Corlee mat tore an he dents. Through the success oits as eeo former stmdeats, Sou Colee ea. leele an Boa .ueal -~d & -l~8 Do Your SHens Lay all the time or only occasionallyl To make money you must get steady production of eggs month it P and month out. Hens that are i41h every now and then are not money. makers. POULTRY REGULATOR . (For i7 years called Prsatt. odtry Food) is guaranteed to make hens lay al P the year round. It keeps your birdi P healthy and that is the secret o m large profits in poultry raisng. 5 Give Pratts Poultry Regulator t . your fowls mixed with good fee P. and fresh water and you will notic. an immediate improvement. Large Ioxes at 50c and $1.00. ROUP CURE is of vital importance to every poItry raiser. Roup in your cbicken-yard sam good-bye to profits. I~n't risk loI your birds. Keep a package of gen Pratt Roup Cure onstantl on hand A 2 pacage bought to-day will you many a fine bird. Get Pratt. Podlitrif lilator ad Pratt. Roup Cure of ya dad sad ask him for a copy of Pratt. new PoLtry Book. It's Me. It he doeea't earry genuine Pratts, write as at oaoe. Dr. James M. Meere. Though advanced in years ant having retired from his profe. eional practice and .the activitiea of life, Dr. James M. Moore, whi died yesterday afternoon at hii home in WVaterproof, La., will ti missed by the people of Tense. parish and here in Natciez. Dr. Moore was a-sciou of the old families of the South and lives a life that brought' honor to hii name, winning the sincere love and admiration of all alike. A mind of the noblest mould a heart that felt for all mankind he deserved the best that Got could give in life and in death. Natchez Democrat. Mr. Winm. F. Denny and Mr Dan Ashford, accompanied b. 1Mr. S. A. Marcus, prominent citizens and planters of Tenss parish, came up from St. Josepl Tuesday in their 86-horse pow er automobile. These geutlemeI would have covered the distane. in about five hours if the roadi had been good and the machine had not struck mud holes, where it remained until pulled out They came up. to take notes ant look at our rice country, and it company with Mr. Robt. Nichol son, one of our largest planters ol rice, went around the lake Wed nesday to look at what was goini on. They were greatly surpries at what they saw and had no ides that rice culture was being con ducted on so large a scale in oui parish. They returned very mocl delighted witfl' what they saw. The gentlemen left oil their ra turn home Thursday morning. L. Providence-Banner Democrsat A very severe storm swept ovel St. Joseph on Monday morning doing considerable damage to tree. but fortunately their was no serior damage to property save the over. turning of several plantation cambin in vicinity. The wind came fromu the north, but quickly switched tc the east,-and was accompanied by heavy rain and hail. In the Court House square a -larg tree was blown down, while a heavy limb fell on the old Clerk's Omie building, now occupied.by the Ga. Uette, damagingthe roof and wreek. ing the rear shed. A large sycanmor )lia.rs blown down in Judge young' p yard and several Chinas were hadly 5 twisted and torn. A heavy tree in Mr. William Young's yard fell acm.s p the telephone cable and put out 6 commission a number of phones and almost Iparalysing the service and gave Mgr. Batterton a vast amouni of trouble work. Six trees were blown down or injured in Mr. Davidson'. p yard, while similar wreckage wa in evidence on the plank road and in other sections of town. SImmediately after the storm had subsided Mgr. Batterton got to work repairing the damage and in- th coUrse of a few days by energetic Seffort had 'll wires up again and Sfull service restored. SQuarterly Conference for the Mos Sroe District of the M. E. Church will be held at St. Josephon Satur day and Sunday, May 29-80. The SConference will be conducted by Lb I Presiding Elder, Rev. 8. 8. Keeney. Sassisted by the local pastor,. Rev. SMr. Fontain. Remaining in the St. Jomeph Poet Ohice for week ending April 24 Banks, L. MCrory, J. E. Chatman, Stelas MNedrsmr Mis_ Davis, J. W. Miler, J. f. Dyson, Mamie Norton, Nperasst (irden, John Netter, W-a Hicks, Emine 8 gakd., la.e Horse, Allen Sbarpe, Dave Jackson, Julia- Taylor, PFany Jones, Sadie Thonm , Rebeaes Kempe, iie Williams, Ia UITrsD SrAs DUraIDr Cosar, Werza Durmer or Lo~san, Moano. DIanson. In the Matter of Martin Jacoby, eak. rapt. No. 627 in Bankruptcy. To the Creditors of Martin Jacoby: Notice is hereby given that a the day ofApril, A. D. 190 thesd Mar Jacob was duly adjudicated will be held at the aere i Monroe, Loiuiana, on the gta i APRIL, A. D. 1909, at t10t Is the fere..em at which time he mt Creditors may attend, prove their asi, appoint a Trnru, eumine the bhanku tran such other banemu ami come before said meetin. dR r in Bankruptc. Moxaon, LA., April 9, 1900. JUDICIAL ADy ?rsa3Sn3T. State of Louislana Parish of Teaes, 10th Distriet Court. BLUM & HYMAN vs. No. Usm MARTIN JACOBY. PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby gives that by virtue of a writ of Se ared Sale to me directed by the above uasd Henorable Court in the above eali matter, I will oa Mu t tie 1t Ia N ar, 1.I.n1 , offer r sale at the Court Howme dee, in the town of St. Josph, In t this Ish, between the bours ef 11, eieas m. and 4 o'elok p. n., to the bgeg bidder, for eabs, the follow ng aerlhed proert1y. eituated In ea lab ad Stat*, hd l ithe aboves That certain cotton plantation knos as Locust Grove, situate in above pa and State, anad composed of Wet ea fractional section twenty seven () al Northeast quarter of Section eight (28), in Township thirteen North (12) East, in dl msNorth of Red River, the whet panta~iontaainnl 4e0 acre re ar ,there, being excepted thertro -a portion of a land sitate in Swlate twt seven (27) olifnEs te es ter o Copper or semne s B s tainn 9g 13-100th acres ere to James M. Gillepie, sad 1ba te -s propert acquired b ansaUsn F Pitcher s-lo : one bnaiiso threoby set ofsa eecoded Conveoranweeord "L" ese 140ad 1I0, on December 2~nd, 180, of sse of Tenses Parish, and the other uedi vided half theeof b act of isle ia .Cokvnee Reeord ' ," pgs 615, en July tth, l6Ue f T a I urdb . Ters of Sale: For cash to lp.athe sum of 82000.00, with 8 per cut lp. January 1th, 1907, bject to credi of 8620.00, d o March 9th, 1908, al in a s th of (One Haunded Dolas as attorneys' Sees, and on terms of aeI to pay the balaace of id sum, to-wit: the sum of $1000.00 with 8 per cant Lasa January 10th, 1907, and due on January st, 1910; the saleto be made withol beneat of appraisement. JOHN HUGHr S, Sherl. Sr. Joena, LA., Mart S. 1109. VIIls, L.. * St. Jeegh., La. The ndarignaed ba formed a part anerdaip for the pa of law, under the Arm name of TullA Reeve, with . Goes at Vidalla sad St. Josph, and wil tinCoe ondi, Tndts,, and ied parllnesm Jude Tull will be i cated at the Vidalla odce, and will vist St. Joseph whenever cli desire to a him there. Mr. Reeves will be at St. Joseph and will viet r whenever needed there. tbh Est ,eof i asep la ne, . requned to le sme with th under signed Imedit ie. TULLS EUH, AttornUyL . NOTICL bseU kt ls Ua as. b . >....... s...m...a. ... FOR SALL Mty handeore DWELLING' In te to o Neawellton om thne b t myself, wie lt or :n2r' Zcres, with all the use provements: servant housm e, an sad stables; dwellnag contelaa set laine plant, hot and cold watqr To Suit Every Un "A tste for book. tandetowarde sobriety, ldetry, economy." Pr heelb - wheam read reea au m em ent. here ae sebwq me srneet etaemsreme k eed e mor Ui. Price eamr sesk ce.l