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NEW SERIES V()L. XVI. ST. JOSEPH. LA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1909 NO. 52
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The Hole in the Ground.
Rv W. J. Lostmb.
\! 'tadI to iit t t:sat C;:::i'!e Flammarion favors digging a pit
;.., ':: i, n of th earth and findinz out iwhat lies between
' :.t : ,t .Al th· I w,.st a: tanab!le depth, and I hope he will
hi.te bi e.or luck in the fruition of his hopes than I have had.
'I'. nt i: r o ;o I beganl to talk anil write about the
:'in'e st! it. a roil I-e r, i:I 'n our millionairfs h.,an pouring tl'he
',.,]I of tlt itr i., alth into the lap of education, I bobbed up agair
xth a .: t n1 that ther v.i'd h)tier ,pour some of it into the bowels of
tai o:l;rth. 'I(t iv ci rIn w: i;I not r.": pond, nor have they done so yet. Just why
I hali: rn t r 5b, ' a .: o to di ,ver;., ie,.ne m *re education along certain lines
(('ll. be ,r ot oo' a hil," in the' grr:cunl: fir less money than by any other
r'sng I t.'r, v ,of. .Ii -t nha' it woiidt cost to sink a shaft twenty feet square
into the arth as fIr as interior con litions would permit I am not prepared to
st I t'. i t I :t:n o nfinleer r oltra lctr. but if it cost :s miuch as $1 i0,000 a
nmil . $1, i'' '. i.r il r lioo e it d An as far an. ten miles, and it is a pretty
sal, tI .ht at thlit deith an :i;ppropriation for ice would be in order for th,
coiilifort ( 'h" :i ::i ris.
liBt v .:o keues what? Who l,notws anything about what a shaft would
fbring fortl fr:' I th s' -t'erionlls i', tr re .l. -s? Mines have been sunk to
u,'h d'lit hs in the It' ("t,, ' .1i t:tins: that the heat drove the miners out, but in
t itraighlt :h:t down w:rd, wth-r'" cold air coild be co:nstanttly forced in froth
the surf': "-',hi: kn ow hw f;t.r down tlil' work miaht he extended? Mr.
tli2ckoferlt r :ulndl\ir. (';'rn'ci. hate got th,.ir wealth o:ut, of the depths of the
earth: wh' ::loulild tbev lquit at that" Why vshouldn't they put some of that
.Loniey ':o'k t h.'re and see what riches of knowledge for the whole world might
to prorlue" d'
Who \\ill start hi' hole in the ground? If Mr. R. or Mr. C. will not put
P'awn thl:r nlty,. why will not soie young fellow with too many inherited
srillions to h'' of ;ny oithetr tale(- to hinself or the world tumble to his poten
t'alities :and mna:ke a famtuous name for himself and his family by sinking the
T'faft? Even if he should fall into the hole that he has digged he will have
dbne n.ore than if he had never digged at all.
Why Spain Is Fighting
By Thomas J. Vivian, Foreign Editor of
The American. -
HETIIIER Spain succeeds in crushing completely its anarchical an
W ti-militarist revolution by the simple method of shrapnel at short
range, the war in Morocco remains an unsolved problem. The
causes for that war are these:
It is a commercial war, as are all wars of aggrandizement;
one of those wars founded on the proposition: "You have some
thing that we want; we will give you for it either an old brass
button or a new steel bullet."
The "something" which Spain in the present case wants is the riches, the
mineral riches that lie in the sun-roasted hills twelve miles to the southeast
of Melilla, the principal port of the Spanish "sphere of influence" in Morocco.
A group of Spanish financiers has spe~t much money in digging out these
minerals, and has succeeded in Interesting the Spanish Government in the
exploitati-n of the mines of Beni Bu Fruor. The mines are rich. but almost
inmcc,'-rible, and it was decided to run a railroad down to them from Melilla.
Now, a railroad to the Moors-and. indeed, to most Mohammedans-is as
aggravating as a red cloak to a bull. It means interfering with their nomadic
habits, the seizure of some Sheik's right of way and a check on predatory priv
Ileges. The proposed railway, at Casablanca, it will be remembered, was the
beginning of all the bloody trouble thereabouts.
The Riffs and the Kabyles, herce tribesmen of the hills, blocked the pro
posed railroad with their flocks of armed horsemen; the Sultan of 3Iorcco
refused to interfere to protect foreigners, whom he considered interlopers;
Melilla was invested, anti the old feud between Moor and Iberian that began
hundreds of years ago is once more being fought out.
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COTTON BUYER ARRESTED
Conspired to Fix Price of Seed
MANY HEW DAIRIES ESTABLISHED
White Man Held for Poisoning Negro
New Oil Wells. Economic
Value of Birds. Youth loses
eye. Killed at Rice Mill.
Under instructions from the dis
trict attorney a warrant was issued
by the First Justice Court of the
parish of Acadia for the arrest of B.
1l. Corona, manager of the Lafayette
Compress Company of Lafayette, La.,
and of the combined Lehman and
Stern interests in this section, charg
ing him with violation of Act No.
90 1892. In making an illegal com-1
bination in restraint of trade.
The two local ginners alleged that
they were asked 'o join an agree-1
ment to fix the price of cotton in the
seed this season, but refused to do1
A buyer of the Lafayette gin then
offered $42.50 per thousand pounds
for all seed cotton. This was $16
per thousand more than the same
firm was paying elsewhere for the
The district attorney promises if
the evidence warrants it to have
everyone in any way connected with'
it indicted and tried. This would
involve some who are very promin
ent in business affairs.
The farmers, although they are
profiting by the high price now paid
for cotton, are the most aroused of
any interested. One hears all sorts
of indignant talk from them, espec
ially from those who have driven
from fifteen to twenty miles to sell
their cotton to the same parties who
at home are paying them $10 per
thousand less for it.
Manufacturers of Drink Fined.
H. F. Adams of Mansfield and J.
M. Jones of I)eRidder, proprietors of
the Mansfield Bottling Works Com
pany were convicted of selling a
drink denominated "Rice Nutrine"
in violation of the prohibition law.
Upon making assurance to the court
that they would not again engage in
the sale of the beverage a fine of
$100 and costs was imposed upon
each. J. T. Henderson, a negro plead
guilty to selling the same article add
was also fined $100 and costs.
Several New Dairies Established.
Several new dairies have been es
tablished near Covington, and a
great deal of interest is being taken
in this special industry. George
Villere of the Cloverlands Dairy of
New Orleans has contracted to take
most of the milk produced in this
parish, and has lent his support in
every movement to secure better
train service for the quick dispatch
of the milk to the city.
Sinking New Oil Wells.
The Producers and Guffy Oil Com
pany is putting down new wells on
the unproven territory at Esterwood
and find good indications. Parties
are preparing to wildest the next
sivty days. Oil is selling arqund $1
a barrel and Central Louisiana sugar
refineries are beginning to stock up
on fuel oil for the grinding season
to begin in October.
Rest Awhile to Close Soon.
Rest Awhile, the King's Daugh
ters home for children and women,
will close Tuesday Sept. 21. Tuesday
Dec. 14, the last guests will receive
the "hospitality" of the Home, which
has been filled all summer with wo
men and children in need of rest and
who would otherwise not be able to
The new gin on A. L. Smith's plan
tation near Monroe, together with
fifty bales of cotton, was destroyed
by fire. Mr. Smith carried insurance
of $5000 on his gin house, but the
loss is considerably greater. The
fifty bales of cotton were a total loss.
Game Commissioner Lectures.
President of the State Game Com
mission Frank MI. Miller delivered an
interesting lecture on the perserva
tion of birds for their economic
value to the people of this State.
Water Supply Irregular.
On account of badly needed re
pairs at the plant of the corporation
waterworks at Plaquemine the water
supply has been very irregular and
is causing some inconvenience.
The Town Council of Slidell has
adopted an ordinance prohibiting the
shooting of firearms and fireworks
in the town limits. The law is in ef
fect at once, and severe penalties are
provided for its violation'r.
Amos L. Ponder of the Game Com
mission, is scheduled for an address
at New Iberia, on Thursday, Sept, 23.
About 350 hunting licenses have
been taken out so far. It is report
ed that game is quite plentiful.
Charge Against Pool Withdrawn.
While en route from Hornbeck,
La., to Oklahoma to be married, S.
L. Pool, a young white man, was ar
rested at Shreveport on the charge
of boot-lOgging.. A concealed wea
pon was found in his effects, but the
charge for this offense was nell
prossed when the district attorney
was told of the delayed wedding.
The Ascension parish police jury,
in session at Donaldsonville, La., ap
propriated $50,000 for good roads.
IAses Eye, Peculiar Accident.
An accident occurred at Breaux
Bridge as a result of which Alex
Hebert lost one eye and may lose
the other. Young Hebert, in com
pany with several companions, was
conversing at Bridge and M~ain Sts.,
and attempted to move a horse rack
which wa hanging loose on a post.
In the endeavor to remove it a por
tion of the rack struck and broke a
glass showcase, portions of which
flew into and cut Hebert's eye. He
was at once taken to Lafayette and
placed under the charge of an eye
One-Fifth lecrease in Rice Yield.
The general impression at Pointe
a-la-Hache seems to be that there
will be something like a 20 per
cent decrease .in the yield of Hon
duras rice this year as compared with
that of last year. While the yield at
the present time is merely a mat
ter of surprise, it will not be more
than a few weeks before threshing
machines start, if the weather con
tinues favorable, when a more ac
curate estimate can be obtained.
Killed by Fall at Rice Mill.
Harry Wooten, aged eighteen, of
Crowley, while at work in the ma
chinery department of the Eureka
Rice Mill at Estherwood, fell and
struck his head against a piece of
timber, causing concussion of the
brain, from which he died twenty
Wrangle over Model Roads.
Caddo and DeSoto Parishes are in
wrangle regarding the route of the
model road to be constructed be
tween Mansfield and Shreveport by
State convicts, a committee from De
Soto reported that work is in pro
gress between Mansfield and the
Caddo line, but that De Soto will
not connect with the load south
from Shreveport unless the latter is
built by Stonewall, as three-fourths
of the DeSoto people favor the Stone
wall route, which is the straight
route to Shreveport from Mansfield,
and object to the route by Keachie.
A committee for the Caddo jury re
commended the route by Keachie,
though it is longer, explaining that
it would cost several times as much
money to go through the bottom
lands near Stonewall. The Keachie
route was accepted, which leaves the
matter apparently in a tangle.
Wants the Acorns to Fatten Hogs.
That self interest and public ser
vice go hand in hand, in some in
stances, was made evident to the
state land office, when a letter was
received from one party complaining
of timber thieves stealing timber
off the state land. The writer urged
the land office to have this stopped,
because he said that the thieves
were cutting down the oak trees, and
were in this way destroying all the
acorns which his hogs had been eat
ing and living on in the past. While
the department has no special desire
to provide free acorns for "hog rais
ers," an effort will be promptly made
to have the timber theives indicted
and convicted if possible.
"Practical Joke" Becomes Serious.
When the grand jury of East Bat
on Rouge Parish meets the middle
of next month District Attprney
V,'ax and Sheriff Randolph will pre
sent to that body the facts that
have been collected regarding the
practical "joke" that was played on
the soldiers three weeks ago in plac
ing a bloody shirt and a piece of
rope on the ground at the old cre
vass below the city, where the sol
diers did target practice work ev
ery Sunday. A strong chain of evi
dence will be woven around a certain
person as the perpetrator of the
joke. The grand jury may make an
indictment in the case, and if this is
done, it will have a bad effect on
all "practical jokers."
Rival Towns Want R. R. Station.
Quite a rivalry exists between
Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville
as to the location of a station on
the Evangeline road of F. M. Welch.
Both towns are willing to offer bonn
ses for connection. The new dlvi
sion of this road takes in the towns
of Abbevllle, Broussard and Youngs
ville, possibly to a point of deep wa
ter, thus giving contract with North
ern market by sea, as well as by ,he
trunk lines connections of the Evan
geline. The contrattors having large
forces all along the line throwing
up embankments, laying of ties, rail
and equipment. Trains will run by
Young Man Killed Accidentally.
Joe McMillan, a young man about
16 years of age, was accidentally
shot at Angle by Roy Thompson, 18
years-old, and died instantly. Young
Thompson was pranking with a dou
ble-barrel shotgun in his father's
store, and as young McMillan passed
on his way to school, he glanced in
to the store and at that Instant the
gun fired at close range, the whole
load of large shot taking effect in
his face, almost tearing the head
from the body.
Plan For Agricultural School.
A conference of the instructors of
the agricultural high school of
Louisiana was held in Baton Rouge.
This conference was In the nature
of an institute for the purpose of
considering the plans for the first
session of the high schools in agri
culture that have just been estab
Owing to ill-health Mrs. Adolph
Bergeron committed suicide by
shooting at Adellne, 1a..
DEATH OF E. H. HARRIMAN
Railroad Magnate Had Been a
Very Sick Man.
THE END OF A REMARKABLE CAREER
Announcement Came Within am
'Hour After the Close of the
Market, Where he had Been
a Ruling Spirih.
Arden, N. Y.-Edward Henry
Harriman, the grim, silent little
man whose tireless brain carried
him from the humble place of of
fice boy for a Wall street broker to
the most dazzling heights of wealth
and power the president of sixteen
huge corporations, the directing
genius of twenty-seven more great
companies, the master of 65,000
miles of railroads, the controller of
more than $2,000,000,000 of other
people's money, the arbiter of pro
perties earning $500,000,000 yearly
and employing 250,000 wage earn
ers, died Friday afternoon at 1:40
o'clock in the half-completed castle
he was building on the top of Tow
For two hours and five minutes
the death of the man whose illness
had kept the financiers of America
and Europe on the alert for weeks,
was kept hidden from all the world.
Had the fact of his death become
known on the floor of the Stock Ex
change immediately after it occurred
there would unquestionably have
been something in the nature of a
panic-short and swift, but dises
trous to many innocent holders of
"By withholding the news of the
death until after the market closed
it gave the captains of Wall street
nearly nineteen hours in which to
adopt whatever protective measures
they may deem necessary to deal
with the situation.
Overwork killed Mr. Harriman,
He had a malady of some sort, the
precise nature of which his doctors
never knew, and which never will be
known, unless the family, in the in
terest of medical science, should
consent to an autopsy. But over
work was the foundamental cause
of his death.
Into the sixty-one years of his
ife, he had crowded more industry,
nerve-racking application, tireless
calculating and scheming than a dos
en ordinary, hard-working, success
ful men achieve.
Mr. Harriman died peacefully and
almost to the end his brilliant mind
retained its integrity. After a re
lapse on Sunday he sank steadily,
and soon, there came a relapse which
marked the approach of the end.
Dr. Lyle, who has been Mr. Harrd
man's physician throughout his last
Illness, has issued no statement con
cerning his illness or the cause of
death, but the general understand
ing is that there was no operation.
Mrs. Simons discussed her broth
er's death with more freedom than
any one else, but even she professed
not to know the exact nature of his
ailment. She said emphatically that
there had been no operation.
Earlier in the day, however, before
the crisis was at hand, Mr. Harri
man talked with Thomas B. Price,
his personal secretary in the New
York office of the Union Pacific. This
was one of the strongest evidences
that the railroad man's master mind
was alert to the end, for it is be
lieved Mr. Price was summoned by
the dying financial to give some in
structions concerning his vast af
Recent estimates of Mr. Harri
man's personal wealth have varied
all the way from $50,000,000 to
$100,000,000. He was a large hol
dier of securities of the various cor
porations with which he was identi
fied, including in addition to the
Union Padcific and Southern Pacifie
syste~s, over a score of smsajler o0
tributary properties, not only in this
country but in Mexico. He was re
ported to have been the largest In
dividual stockholder in the Wells
Fargo Express Company, which only
recently acquired a virtual mono
poly of the express business in Mexi
Harriamn's Life at a Glance.
Born Feb. 25, 1848, one of six
children of a country clergyman,
whose salary was on1,- $200 a year,
or $4 a week.
Poverty cut short his school days,
after two years spent in a church
At fourteen he became an errand
boy in a Wall Street broker's office.
At eighteen he was the clerk, with
a share in the profits.
At twenty-two he bought a seat in
the New York 8tock Exchange with
money he made in speculating with
At forty he became Vice-President
of the Illinois Central.
At sixty he realizes his dream of
an ocean to ocean railroad system
under his absolute control.
Missing Portion of Young Woman's
Body Has Been Found.
Detroit, Mich.-The missing por
tion of the body of Maybelle Mill
man, of Ann Arbor, which had been
cut up, packed in gunny sacks and
thrown into Ecorse Creek. was found
near Gros.e Isle, where it had been
washed ashore. The grewsome find
was brought to Detroit and examined
h corner'n phycicians who announc
ed that the girl undoubtedly had met
her death o an a operatinz table.
P cti Qe I Eep Constantly on Rasd
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ORDERS FOR WORK CAN BE LEFT AT TENSAS GAZETTI OFFICE
FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT
Town and Plantation Risks in thi
Parish Writtes. Get My Rates.
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FIRST CLASS WORK DONE AT REASONABLE RATES
Tensas People are Espeoltally Invited to Visit my Studio
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PLANET JR. IMPLEMENTS.
EVEDAlTUI FOR THE COUITRY STORE AN PLaNTATION.
Louis Hoffman Hardware Co. I 'KF 8
Has all the best features of a first-class hotel. Barber shop, bath room
and an excellent billiard room attached. A favorite
stoppingr place for Tens" people.
JAS. G. SMITH, . . - - - Proprietor.
C. P. SHA , NATCHEZ, M
SUCCESSOR TO SHAW & SONS.
FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOPS.
Maunobtarer of Englaes, Cotton Presses, Agricultural Implemets, and Well
Augurs. Dealer in Pulleys, Shafting, Pipe, Brase oods and
General Mill Supplies.
TO 1t1 ý al elt Want I have ilntalled nees mrt machinery or reprtg ass Sands
and haemlovd a competent gin-wrligt to look alter thai parclar bab. sai
Snte npetwrect atistaction to all thoe who mar favor me wth theit r wa.
tl ths une places me in a po don to attend to the wants f .the tamw toi
bea ehss. oo d cotton to the bale. All kinds of machinery re pare on short
n e sad estebtlo n guarated, LocIO t1n your future ode. I. rela . ._
ouron trulr, Cf. AW, A Natlbes, Mhe,
MRS. W. J. C. AUSTIN
St. Joeeph, La.
I desire to beep the Tenas public in mind of the fact that I have.
turned to my hoe and will continue the businee of Undertaker. I keep
on hsand a i li#ne of Metalce, copper lined for adult and cehildren, eloth
overed ad earved Casketsad common Comns, ,nd will have a man to
eadet emenrals when called upon. Prices to suit th hard times
I ask of all the bhleds of my late hushband ram of thir ftr
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