The Tensas Gazette.
ST. JOSEPH, - - - LA.
FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1909.
ABNER I. (REEN, - - EDIroR.
Ia Advance.. 50
Death of Mr. Jos. D. Baldwin.
This commlunity was shocked on
Thursday to learn of the death of
Mr. .Jos. I). Haldwin, which nt
,-urrcd at Mound,. in Madison par
ish, early Tlhurstlay Itornlilig.
lMr. Baldwin was. well kinoiwn in
'telsas lI ºi'ishi, where he lived In
the Motunl 1i)tU in Ith1 TlirdI \'ianl
for several years. ie wias niivcr
sally recognized as an .\ 1 I ma iagcr
anti his services wer always in tie
iandl. Of late year's he livetd iin
Malt isn parishi, whelre he had ch arge
oif large planting interests, until his
election by the Poltice .Jury of that
parish to the ptsitit in of road otver
wsier, which place he held at the
time oif his death.
M r. Balidwin was a native of Nat
cliez and comesl frtian onte of the
tinest families in Adlas county.
He was a genial, whole-soul :man,
lils.ral to a fault and true as steel
toA a friend. His death was very
unexpected, his illness being of short
duration. On May 25th lie returned
fromi Natchez, with the excursion
ists, looking the picture of health.
Surely we know not at what hour
the Son of Man eoneth. Tie re
mains were taken to Natchez for in
Miss Katie Clark returned Thurs
day from Brookhaven, Miss., where
she attended Whitworth Female
College the past session.
Miss Mary Bell Murdock, who
has been attending Sophie Newcomb
in New Orleans the past session, has
returned honme for the vacation.
Mr. Ernest Watson returned
home on Wednesday for his vaca
tion, accompanied by Master Har
ry Stiles, who will visit at Avon
Mr. and Mrs. William Young,
Misses Katie and Susie Watsn
and Mr. J. T. Mosely spentThurs
day night at the Lake Bruin Club
Mrs. J. B. C. Beaubien and
Miss Marguerite Beaubien, who
are en route to Texas for an ex
tended visit, stopped over iii St.
Joseph for a few days with rela
Mrs..W. J. Steen went to Vicks
burg on 'ThursdAy to join her
daughter, Miss Amalia Steen, and
her friend, Miss Cooper, of Me
ridian, Miss., who will visit Miss
Mrs. Hugh Jenkins and two
daughters of Natchez, and Mrs.
Clifton Child of Bovina, Miss., antl
Miss Bessie Clarke of Bellevue, were
guests of Dr. and Mrs. G. N. Clarke
and Mrs. Lanius this week.
Mrs. B. B. Young and Miss
Henrietta Watson entertained in
formally at six handed euchre on
Friday evening last. The guests
were, Misses Brunette Lewis, Ger
trude Gogin, Lena Henderson,
Katie Watson, Willie Lewis, Laura
Bondurant, Mr. and Mrs. A. E.
Green, Messrs. J. S. Rodriguez,
J. E. Byram, J. T. Mosely and
B. F. Young.
A Novel of the Texas Revolutloa.
The Gazette has received with tihe com
pliments of tie autlhor a nicrly bound
volume, entitled "(iuy RayllOlld" iand
himich is a very pretty and intensely inter
eating story of tlw Texas Revolution.
The author of this very charming niovel
is Mr. E. P. Alabury, the well-known
and popular bridge tcontractor, who ies
done a great deal of we,rk in Tenlas and
is so well known to our people.
The story of "(-uy Raymond" is an
effort to preserve in an interesting and
picturealsque formn, eine of the most in
spiring and heroic features in the history
of the great outhwest. As the story
deals with the revolution for Texas Inde
pendence, it is necetarily one of action
as well as the portrayal of unique clhar
In his story, Mr. Albury has given us
wihat we instinctively feel, tlw accurate
specimenw of the elemental qualities of a
strong manllhood: suc'h lmaterials, in gia.
bad and indifferent phases, that went to
the making of the vanguard forces in the
great struggle of Southwestern civiliza
tion, aUl eventually, gave form and col- t
or to the larget commonwealth of the
Union. hthe well defined figures of(
piowneer America seem to have Ibenr
units of strength rather than aggrega- s
tions of diciplined force, and stood ott t
in fine simlphcity against tile tarnished a
thrluds of goldd anti silver which coni
posedM the tattered fabric funuished by F
old Spain as a Ibackground for the story a
of early Teuxas.
"Guy Rayniolid" is a niovel of mlanly i
heroes, yet the attitude of the women ,f
early Texas, in their relations to tlh-ir
livesr and enviroinments, are clear andi
delicately drawn. Thu lights and shadiown
are well defined, as in tlie per,onalities
of Lelloi ald Josefa. Time Indian char
acter seems to have received a just esti
mate in this story. Mr. Alsbury Ihas a
cepted a reasonable mediau betwetn thne
uble, red men of the idealist (oiqer,
and the creature of total depravity
oferied us by the present day inter
preters of the peinng aborigine.
This very charming story is injoying a
.lemdid run and its popularity is well
,hstvd. The book is on sale at T. H.
Hendmderson's book store and Tillnman's
news stand, Natches, price $1.25. _
'I'his has truly been of rains,
but fair weather has come at last.
Did you see the eclipse of the
mounm last night? There will also
Ie ani eclipse of the sun on the
1 th, observable here.
The Assescr gives notice to-day tl
t, all p perty owno.rs in Teao.
lerish that the litingl of proper.
0ia Oc.pltud aid s /I Imb.
J, to Lapules aI od .rwts..
Vidalia s'4niety. were qnit.tly 1nir
ritel Ii \'ohwdileSyv evening at eit
rn.sie 'nce it f Ret v. ;,It. -, lliyv, Nat
che'z, R''v. M.r. S-lhty Ijsrforlting
on. the elre ijo'y.
Mr. and Mrs. \Vrsham hlft 4n
)O the night train fo,r Netw ().leans,
where the honeymlool will lo. spent.
The youlg t-ouple' tarry with thelin
thel le't wislihes o,f a holt of frieitls.
-Natchez 1)tllc' rat.
on liss I)utarte is a daughter ,f Mrs.
S('orinne tHendlerson ll)ntarte andI sis
r- tter if Mrs. (.Judge) .in,. S. Boat
ner,of Vidarlia, anl ha, maIInyV friendls
in in Tenl' iS-. wlh,, will wi-i thiem evtrl
l"t hal lniui-il-s ill life.
r- 'lhe' gren, Mr. W'iorshamii, is a
sr p pular young mall olf ',on',orlia
l 'parish and hlds tlhe positio n of
n deputy shIeriff and mairshal at Fer
ii riday. His inume'rous friends ex
at itend hii heartiest conlgratulatiton.
hi ADVERTISED LETTERS.
t- Remaining in tile St. Joseph Post
he Office for week eniding May 29.
Black, ('Carnal Hlamilton. .Josie
SBradley. Luyv MicNetal. 'I ath:a
etl Barrow, Flauk Parker, .lake
ry ('Chester. Sarah P'erson. ('al
art Guiedry, I)aulliee laintey. W. T.
t t uy, James H. Saftord. Francis
Jones. Susan Stevenson. Frank
- ' Lake, Fanny Sunmmners, Henry
th. Watson, Emlnla
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Persons calling for the above letters will
re- plerre say 'Advertised," and can procure
In- same by paying one cent for each letter.
L I. ENKu , P. I.
rs- A mee.tiuig of the School i:ard
cre is called for Monday, June 7thl.
ale The Schotl Board meets nlxt,
Monday the 7th at St. Joseph.
ho Services at Newellton.
11ti Rev. P. H. Fontaine ,of the l I.
" E. Church will preach at Newellton
regularly on the morning of the
ed fifth Sunday andl the night of the
:a- first Thursday. These are regular
NOTICE 18 HEREBY GIVEN to all tax
payers inTensas Parish. that all my lists
Mu are made out, and the rolls of property as
sessed are open to inspection for the next
re- THIRTY days.
b A. BONDURANT. Assessor.
ST. JOSEPH, LA., June 1, 190N.
td Dr. GEO. N. CLARKE,
io DENT IST.
. St. Joseph, L.a.
OFFICE IN NEWELL BLDO.
e-J. L. Ln.l.V. JAs. M. ADAMs.
DOrs. Lill & Adams,
es (Succeorso to Drs. Newell & Newell.)
ST. JOSEPH, LA.
o Ottice--Bank Builhlinl--l'p Stairs
r Dr. L. A. MURDOCK,
ST. IOSEPI, LA.
" Physician & Surgeon,
OFFICE ON PLANK RROAD.
r. treie Ph one. ...............No. 12-3
eidealnce Phone ............ No. 12-2
t G. H. elinton,
T " F'Y.a T LA W,
ST. JOSBPH, LA.
Will practice in East Carroll. Madison,
p. Tenses, Concordla and the Supreme and
r Federal Courts.
ITUOWS & REEVES, Att'ys.,
SVidalia, La. - St. Joseph, La.
ud The undersigned have fn'trtl a part
nership for the practice of law,. undti r the ,
n firm nulame of Tullis & Rltvet, with ,f
Id tices at Vidalia and St. Jti'Iph, antd will 4
n- practice in Concordia, Tensas, aind aId
ry Jacent parishes. Judge Tullis will he lo
ry cated at the Vidalia otfit'., and will visit
e- St. Joseph whlenever clients desirei to see
m him there. Mr. Reeves will tw he att'l
r- at St. Joseph and will visit Vidalia
whenever needed tlher'.
li HIt'&tII TULLIS. 4
t~ 10O. M. REEVI.
I- I WISH TO NOTIFY mny friends and I
I- the general pubtlic that I l\av'e a~erlptedl
ea position with tlw BIED)ENjIIARN
f ('ANDY CO., of V'icksburg, and will 4
Srepreen't them in this thrritr '. My
-specialtits are P1)' and ('ANI)D, Ihtt h
it of whichI are well kntown to tit' tradeh. I
i and guaranitud tto fe par-excllenlt.
Tifs tin s repttatimn is well estah
y lislmil ani all otnltrs enltrulstet l to Itl(
y will nr'cti\ve lrtiilpt ani canreful attention.
St. Jte.'tlh will I' my lIaillarthrt.
Sh wlat'n ordetrs tan r , ret-'ived bIy wire t
f tr mail. C. II. PAl l)EN.
orat fsolemale Co0lel, !
PYRT IISSO, MISS. 2
70th Year Begins September 22nd.
Literatalre, Music. Art. Elocution.
Stenography, Btokktepinr, ewinng.
lhot Bathns, Physical ('ultun'. ('h ,.r s
Work Fna'. Sls'cial attention given
IIEAL.TII AND Mi(R.\I,. (Conflrn
degree of A.. Ptreljtaratory Depart
melt. Students can reduc ex
peams by takidng duties. Educa
tional tour to New Orleans.
Rn. t tWI4WlUS, A. ., Pnst
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that
the Bord of fchool Directors will meet
in the Comrt Honee in St. Joseph on
MONDAY JUNE 7th, 1901, at eleven
dd'tek. abm wsill be bsonema of in
Nmd ~- 1H i
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New Spring Goods BAKERS'
WHITE GOODS. . ............. to $.
Flaxen Linen, 32 inch width............30c yard SHOES.
Pure White Linen, 36 inch width ........35c yard
Dimity, ranging from ............ IOc to 25c yard Mens', Ladies lad Chidreas' Shoes,
India Linen, 36 inch width ......0 c to 25c yard Latest Styles, Patent, Tan and Kid..
Val Lace ............ ........... 1Oc to 13c yard
SFancy Embroidery, 25 inch width ......SOc yard ICE CREAM FREEZERS.
White Waist Goods, 27 inch to 30 inch
- from ......... . . . . . 10to 25c yard Dana Peerless Freezers ...... from $2.00 to $3.50
SLadies' White Shirt Waists ........75c to $1.50
Fancy Dress Ofnghams, 28 inch width... 10c yard GALVONIZED SCREEN WIRE.
LATEST STYLE HATS. ........ . 2 to 40c yard
Big Assortment Ladies' and Children's Fancy TOPSY HOSERY.
I)ressed Hats, ranging from ... S0c to $3.00
Mens' Hats, New Spring Styles, from Mens' Women's and Children's........ 10t to S0c
SGood Things to Eat .' BAKER'S.
P) E NII. 21 FREE IEUIVERT
Whiskey for the Sick Room
should be selected with the greatest care, as much depends
upon its rich, nutritious properties and absoluto purlty.
You can always rely upon
E PURE FOOD
answering every requirement. It is distilled, aged and bot- '
tled with special care and for the expre purpose of being used u a
tax healthful stimulant or tonic in the home. 8UNNY BROOK Bottled in
I:ts Bond is U. S. Govermeat standard (10%) proof and every bottle bears
as- She "Greas Goveramaet Stamp" showing the correct age sand quasntT.
ext Insist on getting the genuine, accept no seabtitete.
SUNNY BOOK DISTILL&RY CO.. Jsena Co., Ky.
4- -FULL QUARTS-$
BY EXPRESS PREPAID
SFrm ua of the follo isr s:
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Parker-Blake ('o ................. New Orleans, La.
1). M. Hiller Liquor Co., .......... New Orleans, La.
Yochim Bros., ..................... New" Orleans, La,
S. Funkenstein & Co., Ltd. ......... New Orleans, La.
J. E. McAdans, ..................... Alexandria, La.
L. A. Bernard Liquor Co .............. Beaumont, Tex.
L. C. Clark, ........................ Texarkana., Tex.
SNIPPED IN PLAIN BOXES. SEND REMITTANCE WITH YOUR mER.E
NO GOODS SHIPPED C. O. D.
To My Old Customers and Friends in Tensas ,
I have opened a shop in ST. JOSEPH I
for all kinds of repair work. Prompt- -
ness and satisfaction guaranteed.
Gas, Water and Gasoline Pipe Fitting.
Sewing Machines and Lawn Mowers,
Electric Bells Installed and Repaired,
Locks Repaired and Keys Fitted,
Bicycles and Tricycles,
Guns and Revolvers,
Clocks and Jewelry
S call on or write to J. H. WHEELER, Box No. 148
MULFORD'S " s
+PURE AND FRESH.
NATCHEZ DRUG COMPANY I
PEARL ST. I,,FrANO]R
'Phone 170 for RETAIL Departint
and 27 for WMIOLESALE DepartLnt .
"Tn SOUTH'S CREATEST S-TLE CL' L "EG ·
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Should be vea the best
alrl ]strcationatra cto i, lr,
meat Department. Com
ank. college store 114 i
no lmaremtattie ao eem - -
dents. Throuh the su access T
o2000 former student, Sose
is recogpnised everywhere a a.
ae at Weplar Sat -
ese, esoniS co
Send your Job Work to (nterprise ,WA1 :
LlISURt AND SALE.
State of l6uisiana, Parish of Tens.s,
10th District Court.
JOSHUA G. HARRIS.
vs. No. 5360
V. L. SKDIDON.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby give
that by virtue of a writ of Sels
ure and sale to me directed by the above
name Honorable Court in the above
styled matter, 1 will on
$ ATUN Y th 3rday JITY,
offer for sale at the Court House door,
in the tuwn of St. Joseph, in this parsh
between the hours of 11 o'clock a. m.
aind 4 o'clock p. m., to the highest bid
der, the following described property,
situated in the Parish of Tensas. State
of Louisiana, and in the Town of St.
Joseph, to-wit, and seized in above
That certain lot fronting South on
the plank road, having a width of 100
feet by a depth of 315 feet, bounded
south by said plank road, west by lots
formerly belonging to Joseph Moore,
north by new street known as Panol.a
avenue, and east by lot belonging to
E. T. Newell and B. D. Newell, being
the same lot purchased by 'V. L. Sed
don from H. i,. Smiths by deed before
Joseph Curry on April 16th, 1904. a
recorded in Notarial Record "0," page
303 et seq, and being a part of the lot
on which the Smiths Livery Stable
formerly stood. of the said Pariah of
'rensas, State of Louisiana.
Terms of Sale: Cash, to the highest
bidder, with benefit of appraisme-t.
JOHN HUGHES, Sheril.
Sr. JaeaPH, LA., May 26, 1900.
mUmsso aN. Sas.
Late of Louisiana, Parish of Tensas,
1oth District Court.
l'HE INVS'TOlS MORTOAOE SE
L'UItI'Y .COMPANY, LumIroD.
vs. No. 53=2
ROB'T. Y. NEWELL AND WIFE.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given
that by virtue of a writ of Seizure and
Sale to me directed by the above named
Honorable Court in the above style
matter, I will on
-SAMTE Y th 26th day l ii U,
A 1. 11o0,
offer for sale at the Court House door,
in the town of St. Joseph. In this par
ish, between the hours of 11 o'cleek a.
m. and 4 o'clock p. m., to the h'gheet
bidder, for cash, the following de
scribed property. situated in said par
Ish and State, seized in the above styled
The "Edington" plantation, com
posed of part of Section twenty-live
(13), Township thirteen (13), North,
Range eleven (1i) East, and part of
Section thirty (30), Township thirteen
(13). North, Range twelve (IS), East,
in the district of lands North of Red
River, as shown by aset of partition
recorded in the records of Tensas Par
ish, Louisiana, in Notarial Record Book
"I," pages 237. 238 and 9S and bearing
date November 18th, 1878, said "Eding
ton" plantation, as alloted to R. H.
Newell, being let three ot said acts of
partition tq which referenee is hereby
made, contlainig 390 acres more or
less in the said Parish of Tenssa,
State of Louisiana.
P Terms of Sale: Cash, without ben
efdt of appraisement.
JOHN HUGHES, Sheriff.
ST. Joesru, La., May 15, 1900.
W INT Or V Irr VACIAS.
State of Loulsiana, Parish ao Tenses
10th District Court.
vs. No. 34
pUBLIC NOTICE 8I HEREBY givr
E en that by virtue of a writ of
Fleri Facias to me directed by the
above named Homorable Court inthe
above styled suIt, I have emied and
SaMardiy the 3th il IE, AL. 1 363,
offer for sale at the Court House door a
in the town of St. Joasph, in this parish,
within the hours prescribed by law, I
that is bet een the houars of 11 o'eloek I
a. x. and 4 o'eloek r. x., to the highest I
bidder, for cash, the following de- I
scribed property, siatuated ia this par
lfot thirty-one of the Deskpoad ad
dition to the Town of St. Joseph, as
shown by map of said lota reorded it
Notarlal Record Book "J" page 800 of
recoods of this pariah, asid lot having r
a front of seveatyiAve feet on 'Third
Street, with a depth between parallel a
lines of two hunJred sad tee feet; sit
unated in the Parish of Teas, State of a
'Terms of ele-Cash, withut behet
JOHN HUGHES. 8Sherog
Sr. Joe La, ,May 10~.
Legends of Louisiana.
Graduatlnj Essay Read at @ommencemeat
Exercrses of the St. Joseph High School.
MISS LAURA BONDURANT.
"8I )4 yeo ask me whence these stories,
osg these legends and traditions,
I shold aaswer, I should tell you
Prol the land of Louisiana.
Where the pines grow so majestic,
where the mighty Mississippi
RolUeh onward to the ocean."
Many and fascinating are the legends
which cluster around the aboriginees
the powerful Choctaws, the undaunted
Chickasaws, the unconquerable Tensaw
And thes the mighty Miissisippi, the
geet river which for so many years was
utnknown, unnoticed and unloved, except
by the red man, who in his pirogue,
glided swiftly down its water.
The Missiseippi sings to us its soul
stirring songs of the past, and these
songs are echoed from the depths of our
dense forests. What noble enterprise-.
, what: hair-breadth escapes, what cruel
wars, M.d stout hearts were she-lte-red
and watched by these brave old forest
guardians and the glorious Father of
Where the river makes its bend, (form
ing a crescent), Bienville placed the cap
a ital of the Louisiana territory-a city of
t- historical foundation-gay, pleasure-lov
ing New Orleans. New Orleans the mon
ey spender, rather than the money saver.
If she is arbitrary in her dislikes, high
tempered, luxurious, it does not matter,
for she is altogether charming.
, She, too, has her stories to tell. At
every toep we are reminded of the past
and dominated by feelings aroused in no
other city. Let us gather a few simple
Sstories from her store house of legend
stories of the aboriginees, of the river,
of the forest, of New Orleans.
We find that the Natchez and other
Indians have left us traditions which
I point to a common origin. They too, had
Sa story of the flood. They believed that
a deluge had destroyed mankind with
the exception of a few people who had
taken refuge on a high mountain, and
then re-peopled the earth.
Long before the Natchez had come to
the banks of the Mississippi, when they
were still brutal and ignorant, there ap
p peared among them a man and a woman
r who, they believed, had comelmrom the
sun. The man told the Indians that he
cause he had seen that they were unable
to govern themselves, he had determined
to come and show them how to live. His
precepts were few and suited the people.
After the old men of the tribe, who
were deeply impressed, had held a meet
ing, they decided to propose that this
man be their sovereign. Refusing at first,
after much persuasion he consented. lie
prescribedho sacrifices, no libations, no
The only form of which he gave them
was the keeping of the sacred fre. After
his death his children §ecaune known as
"Suns," on account of their origin.
When the French became acquainted
with the Natchez they were in a state o,
decline, and they knew it. One day the
samcred fire was allowed to go out, and
when the guardians discovered it they
relighted the altar with the ordinary fine.
A short time after this the llame thing
happened in another temple andon its
being discovered, they procured fire from
the other altar. But this was profane fire
and the nation was deprived of that rite
which had been given then, by their first
sovereign. The guardians of the sacred
fire who had concealed the truth, now
confessed it, and to the Natchez it was
as their death knell.
From that time on calamity after ca
lamity rained down upon them. Tradi
tion says that the guilty .guardian was
locked up in a mound situated near tlIe
present city of Natchez. He is doomed
to work there until he can make a fire
two sticks, which he continuously rubs
together. Now and then a smoke issuet
from the sticks and just as the sparka,be
gi to fly, a deluge of tears from the
wretche's eyes drowns out the tire. Tlhu
the last of the unfortunate race is doomeu
to oeaselei work and periodical fits ot
hope and despair.
Pauin southward a short distance
from Natches we reach the place whenre
the waters of the Ied River unite witll
those of the Misamiippi, and immediate
ly upon our imagination rises the picture
of thame midnight burial of Hlerunando I
He who had reveled in the halls of tlthe
imperial Incas of P'eru, and there had
smaed princely wealth, hlie, tile lower
of knightly courts, had for three years
roame like a vagranmlt over anmt inmmense
territory, peopled with savages: lhetre at
the mouth of the Red River Ihe was fatal
to close his adventurous career. Ills
wealth w gone and two-thirds of his
companions were dead. A slow fever wast
ed his powerful frame, and he ninks on
the coach of sicknea, never to rise again.
rhe Spanmiards cluster around hini and
look with despair, first at their dying
chieftan, and then at the omnious lhue
of the bloody river now known as the
Red. But )Deoto was not thle uman ti,
murmur. With smiling lips and serene
brow, hie calls his companions, ,one by
one, asking their forgtvenet for any
wrong dlone and named Alvarade ill,
borrorwfully, silently, and at midnight,
Sthey be discovered by the Indianl-,
the few havy-hearted followers buriedl
him in the depthi of the great river ihe
One hundred and thirty years after tlhe
appeaUanc of Debloto on Louisiana soil, I
we see aMother striking picture4 on iti
shor~s-Lamaile with his banid of fort)
follower taking pommeaion of all thl.
land draned by the Misiseippi and it
La e.le, born poor, educated for te- I
oiasr, longed for and dlreaumed of ricle ,
and fame. Obeying the impulse of hi-i -
ambition, he crnoeed tmhe Atlantic, landi
ed in Canada, and from there hadi mxau. I
his way to the mouth of the Miimimip- e,
" River, and through his explorations I
a claimed the territory of Louis-I
O neof theb lovedof Lalle's fol- l
loer, was Tiati knowm to the Iadians a
*Iu v w in sad whenLa sBae
18 m £ a mA as adlon m to St
MA cam u so as he tof 1i s
'hurrie.l, d wn the Miiiesippi to
hill,. LaSalle failing to arrive, b
turnei-d and ri-traced his steps,
letter for his friend, with the
Indians. This letter was coniddilt i
the Indian- is sotething sacred aad
iape.'erirol by thteiti with great cab. 11
never sa, his friendl again and the .
sage left for .la.alle by this brave-joa.
Sed mant who alone had faced ee p.
,f the wilulerT.as along tihe
was never received by LaSalle, bet .g
e'years later was given to Bienville by ths
As Blienville held the letter in his baoo
what autst have lIben his elnoition A
imessag, as it were, from tle dead, d.
livtaed tl o himt from the hlunds of erag
dwlelling ifu the vihlds of the forest. T'y
i- ltrce t il'etaws afterwards gave Bienvik
. Iucht trouble, and it iis somewhat ilmaoe
. ru.rt that from thel.t we should gale
of ur r Imot eIautiful legenldt--the ori
it thte 1la alia.
1 .lJust ltyond New Orleans lies a W
row, swanil v hilh win ads like a tsiS_ -
t gray st'arl al,utt the shoullder of theal1
gray lake callel l'ontichartrain.
Many years ag snlre of the Cbob1
Inlllals had qulllarreled with their tgi
atad left it to coille to the swamp. lif'
iursuetd by their kiinsmen tier roe
a,,llo,,wte. Finally Owanate, their .i
f young chief, won his first battle aadII ,
tealetly lied ait dismllay.
\N'aeia Ol anate had almost reuat h
lhoul, after the battle, he heul
cries ulit'rel by the woiltten. More swl
ty tlthe hght pirogue glided down ia
ta you. Itarlly had the bow of the hi
touuched the land, when Owante wild
long strides rcl his tepee. "T
ilay little son, uty little chiet," le a
t "aurred. "'Nay, nay, 'tisn ay lhttle dau
Ster," anitwered hus wile. % iAtout a 1I
(tie disappointed chief strode out into 1s1
alght altlt croulched low uinder acyP
maoaaniing, because a daughter lnied
a sUi hIad beeti born to tuln. For a :
titlie Ile haatd his daughter, you l'ng
r the-Mooin, as shea wan called, beagr
s.lt was so lair, but finally began to ie
taer and to teach her just as tnoUh I)
I were a boy-a son. 'There weas A;
t ore akilllul with the bow or aoosL l"
,t foot tlhan Light-o-ute Moun.
On tier tifteentlh birthday she her dI
mnost awful, terrfying war-whoope., l
l soon tile mlen were ready to tight.
onl the bayou, hidden iu the quiet
ows, Owante and his warriorl wawed. Am
her latlher's side stood young LgIht-O-k.
Mloon. Steadily anrd surely he ailr'ed
arrow after arrow at the data men asm
tIe bayou. Never had Owanto olugl r
lonig or as tiercely as he did now. bhe
mitoon wa sailing to the West but ll.
tie tight went on. Suddenly a great e
of joy ucame frou the enemy.
was sa ill.
ils warriors for a minute wee ps
ly quiet, thit the battle cry was
I,y a ntew voice. The men began to
i Lth renewed hope. Light-o-the
was leadilg. High above her she
tier Low. W"ith a loud voice she
tier nawn. 'I lie enemy cruml tle
hookesd on in wolider. 'l'here she
among tiht- palmo, swaying like a
night flower among tiae uruad, i
leaves\. t last troua the distance
cainte a loud crackling noise. ldour
lal se tlia cane brake on tire and
tile enemy saw they tIed in sudden tl
O)nly onll stayed lonig enough to
steady tam": and among thee
i.lghlt-o-the Moon nank to rest.
i cars afterwards as two sen
padtllnlg down Lake Ponchartral
saw sllulllng out tromI among the
leavest, a pale while fltwer. Thl
.said was young Light-o-the Moos
Ltey gazal reverently at it as they
adow. tile stream. Thus was burn,
.cross Lake 'ourchartain a bridi
triel built which leads us into New
Icans. hlere we will pas by the
tary and rest for a while wider the
owS of tle old duelling oaks. What
,a other genierations could be
th l ota sks!
Wh'at a trooping of ghosts andler i .
tes', if all wa'o have bought thereabe l
revisit the spot! -I
(t)ller iiioiiulments of the pad aM
'orI,'n its in rapid stuctxaon. The lb
iltldo, thie Old t"panisli Fort, the AI. 14It"
J;atlalral, Charlty Hospital, statI
Ja:ksni, ?'raakliit, Lae, and one of hI.!
imas.t of tltese-JMargaret Hlaugher7-4
Irish bread womanH .
iten is a school house with the i0 ;
oaf " lcDollougtl" on it. This is a a
.%ew Orleans loves to honor. Job .
DLoougou was a native of altimoreMd
.is story alter couung to New Oriu'ms
a sad oe-. lie was tall, lHee
lberalrly edtlucated, reftine d anld
nl tet years hIe had made his 11m
ilid tKcomalil a mslal favorite. He~
ihtalhy iil hve withil one of LthDe if
raU:tlra. and clhanning young bell l
alhi city, wil, loved him devoeJdly la j
tlulrnl. i'l- girl's latler haLd relsd
allow htr to miarry unless Mclousa
Inc.IIIt- a lolanlla Lathlolic. He si
' a-leau- hi ltrcllur, so uthey agrsi
aicp andtl wait, trusluig time and pct
ariasii would chalnge the old Is'S
,mid. iBut at was not so, he rmasla
iltrIn iIi the stand lie had taken. Wt1
tli" yotlilig girl saw that her fath di
taot aartan ta, chIlge his mind s hei
tailt- a Iuni. As stain as shee
all but religious coaluilunication with I"
.orld McDonlough renounced all bhtI t -.
.inless ct-mmiunication with itL e S0lk.
up his abode acrossm the Ilke andew
'tay beItautlle Imore anlld more abo .
•tlrty years slippedl by and a bnt, g1,
meaunly i-ld ugure, with stern, am
,pressed tarc, was pointed out ma Ib
.te't as Jollil McDonoudh, the mie. 1
All else coiunnetted with hIm was
,attet,. lIe was talked about, lau.
.at and hlatu-d by mlen, women r ad cail,
leathl toaak hiill at last, this ll U
old ivan, anid people said it was l
)catl lating hiti-seit. When his will 1 .
prolat-tl, it was hike burting a boom i
tll" city. lie had left all his wesls. 1
.e tI citia-s Baltiinor arnd New Or(rlesn -
,ltaluaational Iprpastsw, asking that 'il
little ciilhilrtll would solletiumt comeQI
Ilanlt a loweur on his grave.
iat- rn-all- it lie vltnes Utat the old
aidl hot e-tn laughlltX at, especiall Iby .
lllhndrt-.. In all tiae schootls a ':
.ilcl)nIsiough Itas been placed and th.
adrihlnti are taught to lhonor, rev55w5 s
.ual l havi- hiill. u.t the children at 1N..
,)rh-aits .-ar honuor his lutelory alk t ..
althl that of Paul Tulane, tIophie IJ'_
a',mai, e,lphie B. Wright and all th _
wito have t.xs henefactonr in thU 01
a, edlucation, Inot only the chldi5U
.ew O)rleans, but let the childlirn llio
caitire State honor and sevurein .
uenomury of him and ofall whi
dded Iatrte to the i or darc S
And we iel gather iU
the udy of its history, MI
Iqseds sad Ite uouam -1
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