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THE TENSAS GAZETTE
ma*** PwbImkiamd Co., KEss.a4te . o ea.logo off the P!w.lh a Yeast , Ue*&m* 4 am ah K e -- E ewee saesee 3e me gty i S\vERIES VOL. XVI. ST. JOSEPH. LA., FRIDAY. AUGUST 20. 1909 NO. 48 Our Foolish Ambassadorial Rank Fty Henry Ni. lly(lde. 13 : ,.arefulli traiin, I liuldo:a.ts sent alra-i bhv fen,,i in countries - Swh,.r dilp nlavy is a re-iu!ar prof( r-en--are I, 't r I. rfit as to t1 ,:.inrnastic and sartorial details c~ their j ,.'. Iluor with the i,,:;:, w of casto in their veins, thy: , ul,;ry inll th l ri:l nteel kow t owv and l.'oat over the backward .'lido. D)iplola. y, the French say, is ihe :,·; of t in on,.s n,' ktie and, llnder that efinllitio n, t(r-'iL 'n ((i li'- i laht ! - are it ; 111::.t, 1's. lult in h ld ins !n, ni . AII :n u ,ims ing realty i :l'(orta:nt aff: irs in lpre)ot i " : : r' r i ti n;: v a' I tnit , rd tanding, in daling with h, li k . ;ri , which ar,' 1he I -t if diilri, acy, the wider trainilng, th, ,t ' 1 o,'r f k, and ithe i" " , , I ," ' of the A n! !'v r an mhi n t th. 1, I. " i, I: ti Hi! 'lht.led. \, . ! i.', h st Pli tv or thi,, cowardirce of ,( ... ., `! ar t we coin.1 I- II t - a lhi(h was r''sp .l lei Ic fr il , Of lh ii ambas;a" '(: h ;. 'ii funds for i : , , :, .[ in h lh ty io a,: Ir ; , I ed. to i th(' i ,, ,ti. And so the .Amer it :a c; , ' , , :, !tI' to eFinIf:',' 41:1 It 11111:,), f - . 1 1" ~ f :.', ))iti, ns a il Wi, I ad-nis tor hig\st for nc' l pti. n if s;,iritl ' e v1 it-In lletl r. tlt, ir a t ^h itv abrand, until thot oni-th, sI. nt of Ilo the nhe I, t, -, r a.l i b1 : !o rill : u p; a,., t o r ,':i ., it ! I 1 " 1 i ,ii i l : l ,', t in ]jit n of i.r s ,i he o inlun l tli ht-with ,1,Cr thin ! that is purblri ini rsh and sound? h is Sthrte. th ost dlihtfu Nature' ntor t cn be . rr r Stamp Approval I Sugar Hv IDr. \11oodl H-Itntchinyon. 'IN' 1o w e alwa.ys couple "swe,'tness :anad e-'.: t ith sweetness in th,: lead-as our highest conception of .;iiritual development? Why i, It that in all literatures and legends "sweet" is invariably ass )(iated with "sound",' whole some-th', scent of flowers, the s sn.; of l,Mr,,e ,the golden sunlight-with I v'rything that is pure and fr.,.h and sound? Why is a swoetheart the most delightful fern: of cardia" motor that can be bog- g, d, horrow(d, or stolen ,nyaher, " Vhvl don't we say "sour as a May Imorning." "alkaline" as the brenlh of :Ine,. "bitter" as the nightirgnale'. songr. "nutritious" as tbhe new-mown ha 1t . cnils' 1e.I down. instinctivel:, in the heart of us. se feel, no matter what the r, a( hers or philosophers or the health journals mnay say that, to yaraphra;e ILlrowning's defense of beauty, If you get sweetness and naught else lieside, You get :ibout the best thing God invents. "-r,,tnes< is to the taste what beauty is to the eveo-nature's stamp of an proval andl ( rtificate of wholesomeness. It is one of the r;oost universal flavors of foodstffls known. Over one-half of our rea, f:;o ,1 taste sweet. or sweetish that i. :hihy contain sugar in some form.---Success. Mexican Brigandage. Ily Dillon W allace. 'I tl Iturales, or mounted polli'e. have pre t,. n,'arl:.- , ut a stop to brigandage. Several years ago, during the lpreid, ni of ('(onlon fort, the government recognized the wisdomI of the Ald adage, "Set a thief to catch a thief," and offered panlrn an:u lrotection to all brigands who would come in and enlist as Iltlrales. Most of them took advantage of the offer. and with these men on the side of law and order, holdups soon became infrequent, and the iRrales developed into a wonderfully efficient mounted force t:o hunt dhn bandits. Thet ar. fearless riders, they know every mountain - a-t:ind fastness, and when they once start after a man he is pretty sure to b' (aught or t-illed -gen erally killed. The Rurales of Mcxico compare favorably In bravery and reckless daring with that wonderful organization, the Northwest Mounted Police aof 'anada, and are by far the best armed force in Mexico. Their calling gives theni opiportun ltv for wild adventure, and thus satisfies the craving f 'r a life of ,lan.ger, which led many of them to be brigands in the first intance TIh( y are a frele and easy lot, quite in contrast to the peaceably-inclined !)olli,.men of the towns, andl the slow-moving, indolent soldiery of the regular army.-From "'leyond the Mexi. can Sierras," in The Outing Magazi Are You Going To Build? 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PAPER )Business WAT Inc YOUR Business Increase EGCULAR TRI.W eEELL NATCHEZ AND VICISIURG PACKET. 3.a..s Natchu. Siniayu, Tsudayu as ldays at 12... 1m.a. Vlskabg IM.isy., W.&ss lssad Fri df at 12 mm, ao T11u BI.ER, - S~.p.dmLb CHINESE SWEET PEPPERS Ufa Parish Fairs Are to Begin Next st Month. th UI ROAD OR FARM WORK FOR CONVICTS A -----~- th Free Ferry at Mermentau. Fine Crop er of Very Large P'eppirs. Corn f Display Special FecatLre for th Parish Fairs. th aI The revolutionary suggestions of gi Governor Sanders that the state dis posefof its large penitentiary farms, and put the convicts on the road in the construction of p;'rmanunt high ways. If carried cut. will be an up turning of Louisiana'.; convict p licy ti of recent years. and would place up- a on the market some of the most valu- t h able plantations in Louilarra. Those Ci wh oppose any change in the system in opplose it on the ground that the 1 stat,., in this systlem, has found the most profitable and most humane way to take care of its convicts. andti that instead of c,)-ting th,- state si something to keep th'ii up, the con- bi victs will soon be earning a revenue he for the state. The arguin' nt in fa- bh vor of the convicts otn the roads, is that out of their services the state. ar in the construction of permanent m highways, will get something that do will be of service to the entir., state. Big Virgin Forest Tracts. The parish of Livingston has, per-. o0 haps, the most virgin forest land of b' the State or even the South. It re- ti mained almost untouched and un heard of until the coming of the c1 Baton Rouge and Hammond Railroad ti a year ago. For several years the 0 timber men have been buying the cc land until now one corporation owns about 125,000 acres, mostly of pine land. The hard wood is yet mostly v held In small tracts, and is being .1 much sought after by mill men and in exporters. tl -a Picking Up Armn. Brought it to Town t` Ed Rucker. a negro went to sleep n too near the track!; of the Kansas t City Southern near Fisher and woke up to find himself minus his left arm. The train passed with a rush and af ter throwing the unfortunate negro d t i one side hurled his severed arrt ce down the track a few yaris. Rucker tc got up, went down the track and tc picked up his dismembred arm, a, placed it in a flour sack and after a: having the arm tied tightly above the ft elbow came to Shreveport. Postal Clerk Arrested. Lee Hargrove, clerk in the Oak-' S dale post office, was arrested on the C charge of robbing the mails. For s some time letter containing money, P which were sent out from Oakdale, ii principally order to liquor houses, t have mysteriously disappeared. The t matter was placed in the hands of the inspectors and a test letter con-i talning marked money was put In b the mails. When Hargrove was ar- o rested. the officers state, the marked - money was found on his person. ii East Carmoll Rice Finest in U. S. to T.he rice raised in the Iake Provi- c denci section is the finest produced i in the United States. It brings a pre mium over rice produced anywhere else. Both Japan and Honduras rice it are raised. The Japan rice i, said to I produce about one-third more rice: than the Honduras variety and is the a hardier of the two varieties. The Hon I duras rice is, however, a better mon- I ey product, acre for acre. It is larg-I er and of hatter quality than the Ja pan rice. Baton Rouge O11 Field. a While the Baton Rouge Oil and, Natural Gas Company has suspended I work on the sninking of its well in- I terast in the Deerford fields will con- a tinue, In view of the fact that the, Tucker Oil Company Is sinking a well. and Ohio parties are making arrangements to put down a well. The Ohio parties are quoted as say- C ing that it Is their intention to go I down t,000 feet if necessary to I strike oil. t 'lmber Lands Clansified Wrong. The alleged inequality with which the pine lands are classified by the lumber companies Is causing the tim" her committee of the State Board of t Equalization some concern and may figure in the report of this commit- t tee when It Is finally made. The tim" ber companies in some instances. it is alleged. do not properly classify I their lands. Potr n'rwr_ to Meet. ITouistana f oe lmatters of the third i ald fourth clhr.ces will meet at Win- ' field Mp7. 1I :and ;6. An excellent 1 prograntme h'as i',mn prepared, con talnin; .-nong cthct features a ban- I ouet to be sa ved at the hotel of First Bale of New Cotton. The first bale of new cotton this I year brought to Logansport sold for the hlghect market price and received I a large prize given by the merchants. 1 First Trian to lBe Celebrated. Within a few days the laying of I trcak will bh completed on the Ar Skansas Southeastern Railroad be tween Farmerville and Randolph, TA. The first trains are to be run Sover the new road August 25. when an old-fashlonel barbecue and public speaking will be given to celebrate I the completion of the railroad. A free excursion will be run over the new line. and a large attendance is anticipated More Varied Displays For Fair.. Next month the autumn parish F fairs will begin in l;uisiana Th. State Board of Agriculture and Im migration is making preparations for the event. The fairs ar" t) be held a under the auspices of the Board of c: Agriculture. and the different prize,' o that are to be contended for ate gig- s en by the state. The displays thi; ci year wil be larger and more varied ai from an agricultural standpoint ol than ever t.. tore, and especially will it the corn display be large, as Louisi ana has thi.; year raised its first g: great corn crop. h Impetus to New Traffic. Anether inmpetus was given to tle p Baton Rouge-\lJrgan City tariff by g Eaton Rouge-Morgan City traffic by ti tho arrival of the tug A. No. 1, with ci a barge of eighty tons of salt from ri the Belisle Silt Mines near Morgan c City. The ope-.ing tf the locks has improved the treight service into t( Morgan City grertly. It y Move to Secure Immigrants. a A high class of immigrants are de- a sired in De Soto parish and it is r, believed that people can be brought d here not only from the central states, t; but from that section of Texas has 1 very poor crops this year. Plans c are being discussed by the busineis b men and a concerted effort will no a doubt le latnched. Free Ferry Over Itiver. c For the first time in the history it of 'Mermentau a free ferry 3i now being conducted and ol. rated be tween the village of Mermentau and Calcasieu. The people of this vi cinity have raised by public subscrip tion, sufficient funds to buy out the old ferry-boat' and all the rights conected with the old ferry. Dividing Parish Declared Valid. s Acting Judge W. P. Edwards of o Vermilion parish, who sat in June a during the trial of the suit contest- i Ing the recent parish division elec tion, rendered his decision upholding n the election and declaring that under the Constitution of the State It was c net necessary to submit thl, question to the voters. Rain Doing Much Damage. In sections the rain is doing much damage to late corn and peas, and is n causing more destruction to the cot ton crop than all the boll wevil. Cot- C ton has begun openiL.g, but is rotting as fast as it opens. The squares are r also fa' ing In some places as fast as I formed. Giant Peppers liaised. The truck farmers from the Abita Springs nrighborhoad brought to Covington some remarkable large specimens of Chinese giant sweet pep-rs, some of which measured 12 inches in circumference. The crop this year is exceedingly large and the quality very fine. Want Unveiling Postponed. Gov. Draper of 'Massachusetts has been requested to postpone the date -!of the unveiling of the monument to be erected to Massachusetts' troops in the Baton Rouge National Ceme tery until Nov. 2, in order that this event be celebrated at the same time President Taft visits the city. Seining Withon ,icense. T'ihe Ai , rptl loit, Police Jury has ireeit.l a letter feom the State Game Comrmnl:ion I .r:ifyrg them that, ow ing to the fiact that the fishermen no'w seinting in Lake Verret have It'ense. that it sl impossible to pro h ibit them froim iIning until the ex -plxtton of said license. Tralnload of Pennsylvanians. The party of Pennsylvanians who accompaniedl Mr. Schell on a pros d pecting trip through the rice section dI last month were very favorably im - pressed with the country, and se I- another party will be brought here ( emIn the near future. gI Cotton Prospects Lees Than Half. i With cotton it seems to be a thing - of the past in the greater part of o'Ibervllle parish. Last year the par oish produced s'me 4 700 bales, and this year, owing to greatly reduces acreage and the boll weevil, the par Ish will hardly gin 1. 00 bales. e alt Mater and Charbon Disappear. The sat water has gone back to f the gulf since ;he rains have been so y beavy and charbon around Lake Ar Sthur is not as bad now as it was ser -o ral weeks ago. The epidemic of t mosquitoes has passed off and the 'y people of the town are in peace. Rice Crop About Normal. On account of the recent rains A much rice is waiting to be cut. SWhile the rains are very beneficial t to the late rice. it has much retarded . the harvesting. From present pros . pects the rice crop will bhe about the t ame as last year. Alcohol Launndtry Iron Explodes. An alcohol laundry iron exploded Is at a home in lHackley which set fire r to the house. The bsmes were con ' trola. after about $100 damage had s. been done. Hills Snakes by Wholesale. Whibtle superintending the work of several men on his farm. four miler r- east of Rarvillle. Joseph ('Casosri '- killed a rattlesnake about three feet h, long. The body of the snake soemei' n to be very full, as though it ha-' n swallowed a rabbit or somethinu of Ic the kind. Mr. Casparl picked the tp dead snake no by the tall and cir'.n A shake or two the 'naken' r,,t' he flew open anl out from it e.rn' e, ish is teen small rattlesnakee. They ran, out in little barp, two in each one GAY SWISS CUSTOM. Festive Day Date- Baok to the Romans. March I is a day of joyful festivity amon" the ::chool children in most of th, Euigalne communes. At 4 o'clv.k in the morning a party of schoo:bo.s march throagh the village clanging cowbells, big anlI little, with all their might, to proclaim the dawn of a bolstero.:s day to their slumber Ing s.rhoalmate.; rill abel. As the day grew: bright the boys gather, each one with a huge bell hung round his neck, on the villags square, where they form in ranks according to t':(.ir size. When the preparatl-n, alia.,s conlucted amid groat excitement and j::ventle jubila tion, have heyn conmple'ei, the pro ceslhon starts on a tour through the sirecs to '::e ac:omntanuient of furl cu= b '! in rnr co 1 noisy ycdelling. One of 'th ci le:t of the der.onstra tors. with a milk pa'l on his shoulder, in the costume of a dairyman, with yellow breeches, white stockings, low shoes, finally embhridered braces over a sbirt of spotless white, turned up esleves displaying a trawny arm, the dairyman'; ,hat pecchcd jauntily on the back of hit head, marches proud ly at the head of the herd. At the end of the procession is another bi; boy with a big staff in his hand, like a herdaran. All this reminds us of the way the cows go to the Als to the sound cr bells. The wl.o:e festival is noth ing b t a sr'nug ce'ebration to her all the re:urn of the milder sea ren, which has b:en looked forward to w:th longing for m;nths. The custom is said to be of Roman or!g!n, hence its name "Cha!anda 'c.rz" (from Ka'endare), which Jus'i f:ee ti:e a-sumpt on that, from the pa ;i d of the year chosen for the ob sarv.no)e of the festival, it must have c,: iina:te in the mild climate of Italy, and not in the cold clime of the En gadlne. In the way de; ribod the troop mt r hes on f:om house to house, and i. p:- ,nt ! by the matrons with rice, r" --'. sr:ang , utreoad. and even T v ,,o r'; i r i. '.n . Tt e ho'el; are all i .:'d t e ,tr ns aT;va's e_.n tib' u some s :a'l chan:e. Out of the rroceeds a general jollification is I:'ovi.ed, at which the g!rls of the nI-borhood take part. How intense 's the youngsters' enjoyment of the Chalarda Marz fest!vitles can scarce ly be imagined by any cne who has no' lo': d on at there annual junket ings. So dear is the me'r.ory of the o'd custom that even gray haired ": en and women follow the clamorous ban 1 of c' i!dren, and are ever ready o ,estow a-ma small offering on kc:n. T,,Is sping fest'val may, however, have a more primitive origin-in the universal propensity of man and wom an in their un'rated state to get to g thcr upon tl:e fr t 1lu.h of spring, t ..hosoe ea-h one his or her mate 'or the coming season-a modification, indeed, of similar spring festivals that reapp ar I: ot: er countries in i gu:lisel ceremonies.-New York Trlbuno. lABOR SAVING. Mrs. Brown-We're so glad to see you give all the scraps to the cat, The New Treasure-Wot I sen, mus, is--e go od to the cats, and you may save 'arf your washing up.-Tit INNOCENCis. ".My ancestors came over in the -Mayflower," said the haughty lady. "Oh. yes." rejoined Mrs. Cumrox, with intere .t. "Mine didn't. None of nr,- family pver cared for those big excursions.'-W\nshinnton Star. About the nearest thing to per I, :ual mntion that we have been able to find Is this thing of thrusting a one's hand into one's pocket to pay aout the money earned between Ings. BAD) DRELAMS Caused by Coffee. "I have been a coffee drinker, more ar less, ever since I can remember, until a few months ago I became Smore and more nervous and Irritable, and finally I could not sleep at night, "or I was horribly disturbed by Ireams of all sorts and a species of it tressing nightmare. S"Finally, after hearing the exper I nce of numbers of friends who had luit coiTee and were drinking Pos 'im, and learning of the great ben i.:s th.y had derived, 1 concluded oe io must b the cause of my trou l;I. g. l ,-t smo Pos:uul and had it inad strict ly :c-corditig to directions. "I wu.; an t,:ishdt: at the flavour and to :it,. It c::tlr-ly took the place ,f otc.', and to my v,'ry great satis Th''i-u I bcg.n: to shi:-l peacefully d: t-i . tly. My nerves Improved, . .iJ I v-. ih I coal!d wean every man, e wo,:.:a and cl!ld from the unwhole ;o:' drug--crdlinary culffe. " People really do not appreciate ot e',alize what a powerful drug it is and what t.rrible uffct it hos on the hu ma.: s:.: :an. If they did, hardly a ,1.'''d of it would bW sold. I would '1 .r think of g:oing back to coifee3 c-=in. I would almost as soon think ., lu'i!:; my hand in a fire after I ha ] o::c- been burned. ) "A .oun;g lady friend of ours had s''tmach trouble for a long time, and r coAl nect gSet well as long as she ut Ud coffee. She finally quit coffee aid began thu use of Postum, and is Sw perfectly well. Yours for ni halth." a Read "The Road to Wellville," in , pkgtE. "Theru's a Reason." r'- - v; re ..d the above letter? A new h, ,e p.. t pr.. fIro. m time to time. They , Sare- geniut'e, true, and full of human' e i:nterat. M ~ti c 9 I Keep Constantly on Rasd A Full Supply of Metallic and Wood Coffins Trimmed and all Sizes from lafant to Addlt. Up-to-Date Styls. Alsr Carry Burial Costmes. Prices to Suit Customer. Can Furnish at Once, Orders received by Wire or Otherwise. LEOPOLD ELGUTTER, Newellton, - - Louislana JEM PRINTING COMPAINY, PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS AND STATIONERS. NATCHEZ, MISS. )RDERS FOR WORK CAN BE LEFT AT TENSAS GAZETTE OFFICI .- - - --- i - FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT Town and Plantation Risks in this Parish Writtes. Get My Rates. ARROLL H. NEWELL, ST. JOSEPH, LA, ..... I~ ]-. C. Noxwmani, Photograph Studio. 524 MAIN ST., NATCHEZ, MISS. rIRST CLASS WORK DONE AT REASONABLE RATIS rensas People are Espeolally Invited to Visit my Studio MNake Your Crop!I BY USING PLANET JR. IMPLEMENTS, FULL LINE EVERYTHING FOR THE COUNTRY STORE AND PLANTATIOL Address Louis Hoffman Hardware Co. YIcs"°i MIS HOTEL "NATCHEZ" NATCHEZ, MISS. Has all the best features of a first-class hotel. Barber shop, bath rooms and an excellent billiard room attached. A favorite stopping place for 'Tensas people. JAS. G. SMITH, - - - - - Proprietor. C. P. SHAV, NATCHEZ, MISS& SBUCCFSOR TO HlIAW & SONS. FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOPS. Manufacturer of Engines, Cotton Presses, Agricultural Implements, and Well Augurs. Dealer in Pulleys, Shafting, Pipe, Brass Goods and General Mill Supplies. To flit a long felt want I have Installed necessary machinery for repairing Gin me and have employed a competent gin-wright to look Iafter that Iparticular branch, as can guarantee perfect satislaction to all those who may lahor me with tIher volt. favying added this line places me In a losulton to attend to the wants of the gtnner In all branche from seed cotton to the b oe. All ki nd ofl machner repatred on shel noticee and artldactlon guarsnteed. lollcltlllg your lture ordia. I rem aI n. Youra truly. C. I'. IIAWNpatheo, MrI, MRS. W. J. C. AUSTIN UNDERTAKER. St. Joseph, rLa. I desire to keep the Tensas public in mind of the fact that I have ro. turned to my home and will continue the busineW of Undertaker. I rp on hand a full line of Meta1ics, copper lined for adults and children, eloth covered and carved Caskets,and common Coffins, and will have a man to conduct funerals when called upon. l'rices to suit the hard timel. I ask of all the friends of my late husband a share of their patroage MRS. W. J. C. AUSTIN. A. ROSE, Presidet n B.W. GRIFFITH, VIesP#xuLb. 3 (1311TH, Seretry. iDo You Expect to Work for Other People All Your Life? If You Don't Quit Spending All You Earn! Start a Savings Account Now GetC one of our self r.giterglittle Benks mad watch ?out s Ings grow. 4 PER CENT INTEREST ON ALL DEPOSITS SEMI-ANNUALLY. CITY SAVINGS AND TRUST COMPANY. VICKSBURG, MISS.