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" ..es W USEaE O. uIV. ST. JOEHw L A~_ FRIAY T 1 -5 --- '90, N EW SERIES VOL. 'VII. ST. JOSEPH. LA., FRIDAY. OCTOBER 15, 1909 .... n Great Results May Come 1 From Trifling Events. By John K. Le Baron. -\ Y of the interesting events in history and literature have been Stho result of what Cervantes would term "A very happy acci di nt."t Important results are often the fruit of trifling incidents. Gibbon tells us that his visit to Rome in 1764 was with no thou;ght of writing its history, but. while musing among its ruins on that October day "the idea of writing the Decline and Fall of the city first started to my mind." To that chance visit to the Eternal City literature owes one of its most valued hi.tric.al possessions. At onet tinte in his early career Oliver Cromwell, accompanied by John I HampdPen, s t sail for America. By a mere accident the infamous Archbishop d Laud heard , f the embarking of these young men, had the vessel overhauled a and 'romw.cll and Hampden brought 'back to shore. I.ittle di.! the Archbishop realize that that trivial act among his 600 t proved c.rln: was to change English history and bring his own despicable s head to the 1,lock. Out 'of that act of Injustice came much justice. Rossinl i authority for the statement that while writing one of his great- i set com npositi nls, he dipped his pen by mistake into a bottle of medicine, thereby causing a blot, which changed the whole idea. "To this blot," he writes, "is all the effect, if any, due." The picturesque historic career of the French adventurer, Louis de Fron tenac, inclilding his Canadian conquests, would probably not have been a part I of American history had it not chanced that his marriage was an unhappy one To the incompatibility ofS shrew America is indebted for one of its most I dramatk h,,roes. It is not probable that orl" literature would have been enriched by that most famous of religious allegories, "The Pilgrim's Progress," had.' ot the intolerant ('onventicle Act caused John Bunyan's unjust imprisonment: "The Pilgrtinr.'rogress." was conceived and cradled in a dungeb., On the roster of early Philadelphia lawyers the name of Brockden-htands conspicuously. That this young man became a noted legal conveyancer was TaNe to a peculiar incident which brarely escaped being a tragedy. '-; Young Brockden was aq English student, and unwittlngly overlterd the eonspirators plotting against the Itfe of Charles It. The conspiratois be coming aware that Brockden possessed their secret, determined to iI* him ':but later decided upon banishment, to the wilds of America. A British state secret gave Philadelphia an able barrister. Ruskin's criticism of Whistler made the latter famous. It has been said of this incident that before Ruskilts censure Whistler was one of severaL "After the bout Ike W " 'g. s ,.et 4: :: ..: Censure is sometlmes sweeter than battery. We never know how important trifling events may prove. A change in the direction of the wind settled the destiny of the Pilgrims. 4 The swing of a spider won a decided Seottish victory. The' Power of Tolerance. By George Harvey. O-DAY, despite the partial elimination of distances through d amazing discoveries and inventions of recent years, it is stil a influence of magnitude to be reckoned with and regarded with considerable thought. Because a member of a fnancial aCO' munity places commercial stability above other considerations, it does not follow that he is an enemy of his country. Because a resident of the seaboard, unduly apprehensive of foreign in vasion. deplores immigration and incites aggressive resistance to it, we have no right to assume that his motives are unworthy. Because, as many of us believe, manufacturers demand excessive protection; or because .tille1 of the soil, regarding themselves, wrongfully to some minds, as consumers rather than as producers, would abolish custom-houses; because poverty Insists that wealth should bear the main cost of maintaining government; benause wealth would and, as many of us believe, does, place an unequal and consequently unfair burden of taxation upon poverty, the actuating motives need not neces sarily be condemned as wholly base. The true cause often lies, not in lack of patriotic impulse, but in that instinct for ascendancy whose manltestations, however distasteful in concrete instances, make, as a rule, for Individual achievement, Are You Going To Build ? If so, carry out the idea under the most favorable conditions by see ing us about the lumber required for the purpose. To build ecuomi cally, build well. For high-grade, well manufactured Rough .d Dressed LhIr, S`ig9m, Prins, CaiCeig, Ceupasitie Reaigs, Suab, Dean, Id, Fi.e lteriar Fiis, etc. Call as. We a a Specialty of Lea Telow Pine Bridge Flarlo g : : :. . : : :. Always get our prices ad livestigate our facilities before placing year order. E. A. ENOCHS, THE LUMBERMAN. OWIs 331 Ma Im Uewaeek - . MA'TCm.S UBRE*S* THE SAFEST AND QUICKEST WAY TO TRANSFER MONEY IsBY LONG DISTANGE TELEPHONE FOR RATE APPLY TO LOOAL MANMER * CUMBERLANO TELEPHONE A TELESRAPH SO, gucoeposals. W A. S. WHEELER. C. E. MORITZ. WHEELER & MORITZ, 225 BARONNE STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LA. Conaon, Grain, Provisions, Stocks. DIRECT WIRES TO NEW YORK AND CHICAGO ADVERTISE IN THIS PAPER .'. .\N N ,"ATCH YOUR Business Increase RGULAR TII.W EEELT NATCHEZ AND VICISRUIT PACKET. La. Natches Sumisys, Tuedays mad Teurars at 12 ee.. a M V Mw E.miays., Weias. dps a d at 12 ras, m rm rr l trai ML asM.m.Iemss TO UTILIZE TIE TUPEL UllI ---*-- I Such Hardwood Plant to Be a, Seatat Itta Bena. ! N10 RESS SUITS AT TAF! BANQIET " Bulletin Issued Op Cabbage Worm Remedy. Orphanage Home Needs ci Finances. Interest in Court tl House Fight. A meeting set by the farmers of Norwood for the purpose of inau gurating a movement for the imme diate destruction of the cotton stalks and the boll weevil. A large num ber of negroes from the various plan- c tations were present by invitation 1 and manifested ap earnest desire to f co-operate with the planters in every t effort to accomplish this, and pledg- n ing themselves to undertake the work 1i at once. A large corn crop has been E raised in this parish-the largest for i many years-and almost all the la- E borers will have all the bread they t: need, and they were assured by the 0 farmers that these remaining on the ii plantations would be supplied with meat while destroying the stall.s and afterward, and aided in every way possible. c To Drill Per Oil. A party of Jennlnpgs and Beau- , mont investors in oil properties are organizlng a company wMth $60,000 t capital stock preparatory to making e extensive explorations for oil west t of the Calcasleu. It is understood that the first prospect hole will be e sunk on land owned by one of the , members of the company about one t mile west of Westlake, near Houne ton river. The company already owns all the necessary drillipg ma chinery and expects to have the first well under way inside of thirty days. 1 Among the prominent figures in the t company is H. F. Benckenstein, de- I veloper of some of the beat paying 1 oil properties in the Texas and Jen nings fields and an expert judge of 1 oil territory. Bpbk On Cabbage Culture. The ihcrease in truck farming in Louisiana, and the increased acreage planted in cabbage, has caused con siderable attention to be paid to the damage done the cabbage crops of the state by the cabbage worm, which eats large ragged holes in the leaves. The State Crop Pest Commission has issued a bulletin on this worm giving remedies. The most important step 1 of all is cleanliness and methods of clean culture about the garden. As soon as the crop of cabbage or cauli flower is harvested all of the remain ing stalks, useless plants and leaves, should be gathered up and burned. Boy Tramp Breaks Leg. While Lem Voight, aged about fif teen years, was attempting to beat his way out of Boyce in a coal car loaded with creosoted ties the car wea being switched about and upon striking another car the ties jammed Voight against the end of the car and broke his left leg between the ankle and knee. Volght says he is from Victoria, La., and his people are farmers. A subscription was taken up and after his leg is dressed he was sent to the Charity Hospital at New Orleans. Increase in Peanut Acreage. Last year the State Department of Agriculture paid a great deal of at tention to the cultivation of peanuts and got out a special bulletin, con taining a great amount of data which had been collected by agents of the department on this subject. The re sult this year is that there has been a decided increase in the peanut acre age. It is estimated around Ruston, at least forty carloads of peanuts have been raised, and other commu nities report equally as successful crop Good bShowing for the Y. M. C. A. It is announced by Secretary Long of the University Y. M. C. A., that 2000 men have registered for the Bible class at that institution, or 80 per cent of the students who reside in the barracks. They will be divid ed into fifteen groups. Local pastors are aiding and promoting this work at the institution. The local registra tion is 574, or a little less than at this time last year. Peaetrated by Fork Prongs. Richard Odom, a young white man while working in a gin at Mooreland, was accidentally struck on the head with a large cotton-seed fork by another young man who was engag ed in shoveling cotton seed with him at the time. Two of the teeth of the fork penetrated his skull a consider able depth, infllctling a serious wound. School Faund Not Sufldecnt. The fnancial condition of the State treasury during the past year ',s rpjuled in the schools not re' ting toi full :'mit ',. which they Swould have been entitled if the state's finances had been on a better basis, and the state had had more money in its fiscal agent banks. Postmastes.General Invited. Postmaster F. E. Posey of Baton Rouge has written to Postmaster General Hitchcock, inviting him to attend the convention of the First, Second and Third Class Postmasters of Louisiana. which will assemble Oct. 28. The Postmaster-general, 1 who is to be one of President Taft's * party, will be sent for at Natchez. Miss., and brought to Baton Rouge on a special train, so as to attend the convention on khat date. PFun For Orphau ' Home. An effort is being mado to raL $1,200 a year revenue for the Protest ant Oryhans' Home at Baton Rouge. The orphanage has for the past sev eral years not had enough funds to meet the necessary running ex penses. The financial income has not U amounted to much more than $1 a month for the twenty-six or thirty 0 children in the .home. In addition to this there have been contributions in groceries and clothing, but it has been with difficulty that the barest necessities of life have been secur ed. Fight For Court House. st A great deal of interest is being " taken over the state la the three- w cornered fight that is now being tl waged in the parish of Evangeline for the courthouse. This fight is be- I tween Eunice, Ville Platte and Ma- S men, with the chances of victory ly- t ing equally between Ville Platte and II Eunice. The election will be held on 5 Nov. 9. While up to the present time Eunice has shown the larger regis- n tratton, Ville Platte is coming to the te front, and the fight between the two f is going to be close. c r Rain Checks Forest Fire. d .Last week's rain was. double wel- a comed, as forest fres ha broken out a to the south and east of Corbin sev- b eral miles and as the foliate ald t small limbs that were stripped from 4 all timber by the storm in such quaa-. titles as to cover the whole earth sev eral inches deep had become dry as tinder, human efforts to stop the rag- t ing fires proved futile. It has been estimated that the fire damaged the C section swept by it as much or more e than the storm did. Fish Crowding Bayou Vesmlio. t Since the storm of Sept. 20 ash t have been coming up Bayou Vermil- c ion by thousands and crowding into the coulees that flow into It. In at I least one of these coulees the Ssh have been killed by thrueands with clubs and other implements, sad 1 left to decay and poUute the stream. Some have been hauled away for 1 fertiliser. It is also reported that some dynamite has been used in the streams. Boy Injured. The little son of E. M. Fraser of Mansfield was thrown from a buggy and his collar bone broken. He was sitting in a buggy in frost of the drugstore, where his father is em ployed and the horse hitched to the buggy was frightened by the stam pede of a bunch of unbroken holes that were being taken from the pss ture to the livery stable. Two New RuralRoutes Probable. It is announced that there is a likelihood of having two more rural routes out of Columbia in the near future. The routes contemplated, it , is understood, will serve the people in Ward 7,. who are practically with out mail facilities, and the Copen hagen settlement, including neigh boring places. Uniform Fence Ordlamee Adopted. A uniform stock fence law was adopted at Marksville. for the entire section on the south side of Red River. Wire fences are to be constructed of four wires, with posts not more than eight feet apart; rail fence five feet high, plank fence four and a half feet high palings five feet. Farmers' Union Store. The Farmers' Union warehouse for a storing cotton at Columbia has been converted into a store under the 1 management of that organisation. It -is understood that a full stock of general merchandise will be handled * for the benefit of the members of the - Farmers' Union on the co-operative I plan. Kills Host to Escape Board Bill. Ed Smith, a negro farm hand, shot g and killed Gus Pugh, a negro, with t whom he boarded at Roanoke, eSd e afterward made his escape. While a 0 crowd of the boarders were playing e cards a dispute arose between the Stwo men regarding the amount of Sboard Smith owed, and both used k abusive language. SFilling Bottles With Real Article Vito Pecerino, one of the most prominent Italian merchants of Lake Charles was arrested on a charge of violating the prohibition ordinance. Pecorino sells soft drinks and is Scharged with filling near beer bottles with the genuine article and retail ing them. n Continuance of Agricultural School e At the mass meeting in Arcadia r- held for the purpose of raising addi I tional funds to continue the agricul tural department in the High School much enthusiasm was manifested. and a sufficient amount was secured e to assure the continuance of the work. Mayor J. P. Turregano, of Alex e andria, was appointed district depu rty grand exalted ruler of the Elks e for Louisiana, and will visit all lodges in the state. Horses Burned in Stable. The barn and stables of D. C. H. Irion, former president of the State r- Board of Health, were destroyed by to fire at Baton Rouge Saturday night. Two fine horses perished in the rs buildings. The origin of the fire is le unknown. :'s Leg Cut OB By Train, s A negro had one of his egs cut ge off by the wheels of a 4ain on he which he was riding at a point just above Baton Rouge. HURRICANE SPREADS RUIN Key West Becomes a Mass of Wreckage. NARTIAL LAW HAS BEEN DECLARED Of Over a Hundred Vessels at the Harbor Only Five Remain at An chor, All Others Having Gone to Sea. SKey West, Fla.-As a result of the hurricane which struck the southern coast of Florida Monday morning Key West is a mass of wreckage and the damage to proper ty is estimated at $2,000,000. Martial law was proclaimed by the mayor at six o'clock. The United States government has been asked to despatch troops here without de lay to assist in patrolling the storm swept area. Chaos reigns on every hand and few people remain in their homes, 0 totally wrecked or damaged. It is feared that many lives have been claimed along the coast. The storm reached its height at 1 o'clock Mon day afternoon when the wind reach ed on estimated felocity of 100 miles an hour. This was a hard, steady blow from 8 a. m. to 3 p. m., when the wind began to die down and by 4 o'clock the center of the hurricane had passed thin point. While the hurricane is the worst that Key West has ever experienced, the local weather observer announ ced that the indications are that the entire east coast of Florida had suf fered. Of one hundred local vessels in the harbor, but five remain at anchor the others having either gone to sea or been washed upon the beach. The streets along the water front are a mass of wreckage. Brick as well as frame buildings throughout the city suffered alike from the fury of the heavy wind and many miraculous escaped from death or serious injury have been reported. T Besides the several scores of resi dences either total wrecked or blown from their pillars, nine factories were partially destroyed. Number 1 and Number 3 engine houses of the city fire department were destroyed, but several of the horses were killed. The top of the First National Bank was blown off, the post office damaged and two run ning gears of the government coal ing station were wrecked. Every telephone and electric light pole on the principal throughfare of the city, were blown down: As soon as the wind had subsided plundering began. The city police force were unable to cope with the situation and the mayor decided to take stringent mneasures to suppress the looting, his proclamation of mar tial law resulting. Almost every na tionality is represented among the city's population of more than 20, 000 about one-half of whom are em ployed in the cigar manufacturies, spongeries and salvage companies. In the city of Havana many minor buildings were blown down or un roofed; almost all the trees were up rooted and five persons were killed, one by an electric wire and the t others by falling buildings. About 25 persons were injured. The greatest damage done was in the harbor, where forty or fifty light. ers, launches and small tugs were either sunk or blown ashore. r The greatest individual loss has 3 been caused by the destruction of a half the coal elevator conveyors of t the Havana Coal Company at Casa f Blancha, estimated at $200,000. SThere is some anxiety for the e safety of government property along e the path of the storm. The revenue cutter Forward is at Key West, while two more are west of the immediate storm zone, the Winona at Mobile t and the Wlndom at Galveston. SECHO OF BUNCH FAILURE. I Rock Island Employee at Little e Rock Designs. f Little Rock.-The resignation of H. E. Cunningham, local freight agent for the Rock Island system in Little Rock, has been offered to the it general superintendent. The impres Ssion among those who know the facts is that Cunningham has been 5 made a scapegoat. The resignation Sand the cause leading up to it are Sinterwoven with the Bunch failure. - The Rock Island system paid, be cause of the failure, $202,000, which L was represented by bills of lading a held by the Little Rock banks. Ow i- ing to the large volume of his busi 1- ness and the high esteem in which ,I he was held as a business man and i. the bond, the railroads would allow d Bunch to reship the cars without * surrendering the bills of lading, and loans were thereafter made on these bills of lading. When the failure - occurred the banks held bills of lad * ing which covered no actual com * modity, but amounted only to a 11 claim against the railroads and noth. ing else. STOPPED HOG-DOG FIGHT. 1- But Accidally Killed Himself in the Scrimmage. by Birmingham, Ala.-While trying to separate a hog and a dog, which were fighting on Captain Hanby's from, below Bessemer, David Brown member of a prominent Birmingham family, was instantly killed. He was ut using the butt end of his shot-gun on to seperate the animals when the st weapon exploded, the whole charge going through the heart. iI Keep Constantl on F pp . Metallic and Wood Cofilns Tried sa aD Simse frm lMfat Adl U. pb-4is Ih, Alas Cay Barial Costes. Prices I SAI Cum. Cam Furnish at One,' Orders received by Wire or ,OthuelM , LEOPOLD ELGUTTER, Newellton, - - " LoulSllstr GEM PRINTING COMPANY, PIrnES, UIUSMERS AND gSATIOMNES NATOHEZ, MISS. ORDERS FOR WORK CAN BE LEFT AT TENSAS OAZETT2 OQ~I SFIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT i ___ _ I _... .. _ _ _ _ __ I; Town and 1ataton Risks in this t Partb Writta. Get My Rats. AARROLL H. LEWELL, I.- C.. ý, r mx . . Photograph StBCudio. 7 524 MAIN St., NATCHEZ. MISS. y FIRST CLASS WORK DONB AT REASONABLE RATIU Tensas People are Espeolally Invited to Visit my Studle . ...I N Make Your Crop! 0 BY USING PLANET JR. 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