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....0e P l inta C e Ow, Lam O. Ia_ e w-,n. *Xm , * a e m h KInM K ewe . -gg __. - I\\ I-;IIs VOL. XVII. ST. JOSEPH. LA., FRI)AY. NOVEMBER 5. 1909 NO.7 Miinnow- m Friend hip and Death. By El t rt IntaI;l)ir(1. the 0' poh , f rhi ' l , ,i . t n'-t ti i TI nostalS.;,l of ! )r , t, : . I:i ,1 f,,r the ri'rsenr c of 1 1 in i h' i n.:.,, ", . .' ,l "l.!i,,! I'omlrt \'e houhs Ora hoe In i 't r ',r A th utght is not our A I ' 1? ": ra rI-, :in!t:l ' cotnlessiontai l s'¬ts a cri it 1. ( nIi can be. r" t 'I , r t. L' 1. WV', r, ' I h tb 1 t h n . itil b d'. 1.n ur .i y with tliJ one' !uo 11,ei i' d it . : ,\ t. l' , Th" .ki 1~s n,,vr .r blue, th, Ir!s r. r - ', i :i' lin lnt.'l ", ar112 i'v''r so 2ii' (O s as h' n ae are e.; ti !I T b'inh e in ha n i' Ih t t 1 it . The ,v"r id'al ites an t l Iitho i h:i- !, eIt o' ,-- in hi it= i nazti n.tliol The b('-'--, is s ,,, , ir, , a--. a-, thi . a:t l ,n,:Le iaers to fulfil ht, h h ! d i i, i- n- i ' n it Il n' t :I ran- nl t lt quiiitii ,s th a t h i; m in l 1 e l , : .! rh e ' , ' I , , h i ' il i io s s lb le Shouhl th" o 1 t h " L h' " : " h a (ind.i (i f exal'l tlion ' '- t , . a .,. ' i- Irl -i!ly !III 1 ' * 16,"11 iL, -o'l, jlst a'; the last earthly t., 9 ( ,I -,hh -:ohil ,i I, th i -i ' f the dead. The bichest :lorth!:, ra , ,ri ' ' P., 'i n . for non are li: llb'e; ah I li-in n a ri " i , thi, iiat' :il w.. t :: ' antit time and change p laV t I, , . 'l:' l t ' :it: n ' :n' ; ant disillusion enters. 1 it Il te :,r n' a - ' afiin'ti onw, ill!v ,--ocs-d, and snapwd by fate at its e , t , lit, tan , ,r ,I t :t' , n t I h :irt. All 0thl r troubles are swe n ,I it1 ii thi- and ti' , i - t: idl - · I o if to ' sern a fibre to be I' i i; t - r -he' I i t- the der- t ,t , t \ile l :'. ', tiriing he ling, and the meolie.o o ii t ' , idt.:l coid:tion will chant in! ies heart a li'perpetuah eucharist. And I ho., - h ". iorti lais p'---ed1 f -,ever from the' ni:mhtmar, of pity for the dead: t' i ': asE : l fronti tI ir hI'!, 'r i n a;' at rest. BuIt for the ii, tietn death tht to -n' r,d :trl r t, 'ed the ,est friend. fate has don, I, ,ir.st; the Iplateiln t t - -vil d h,' '' Ilths (of zrief, and thereafter rt ,i nt- a,. ispic,, 1 't:r . A\' onri f, 11 sitrcote ''1 petty annoyances and corrodiirc ,:,e - :i-re -ink into Itln thii- !,- - Th !- i:',- i, f a great love lives ensh :,eid .'1 'iritl'n e r-in!erl'. It :.- ; nla- t n-aLinst all the storms that blow. , d ht it h it 'ends an itll:"ii :. l ii :, it imparts an tin speakahble T,.a, Where ,h-ri- is thi: h i';n iii:: ite ri' of a -eat love lost, there is also f,,' .tvness, ch:i'it t!: a -in.t h that :i:ak s the man brother to all who suffer and endure. The i-in t,' I 'i ht,n ' f is nothin;: he has noth Ing to hope for. rcthing to tos. I 'hil to w in. aid telhie: itn,-ant memory of the high and e.;lr-td fri'ndahip tl. :t aln' -,n ., h;, is a in".:i-'hing source of strength; i ,c n'.intly ;piriti s ti :h mindj a.ld ini; ire' the h-a.. to nobler liv ing and di ins'- ' inklnrz. The man is in cotlnmi;n;ration with Elemental Con ditions. To ha-:e Pknt: n an id-al fhendlshl;p arrl had it faile frotm your grasp and flee as a shadhlot before it in: t,'ichhl with sordid breath of selfishness, or sullied by tii-i,'t- or.1tandinz, is the i ;ehost n'd. And the' crnstant dwelling In sweet, ad r, All ,( ton on the exanlte' t irton- of the one that is gone tends to crystalli 'e th e tetry virtues in tl-- h-art of hint :\ht - 'rea itates them. American Feeling. One Nee~sc-mary in the ()untlification-i of O(ir IRepre. e ntiativc . XAbi)road. Hy I '*-s. NudlrI. ll: kin,! , n;I:.n -or tilre : .-- tntathi\ ' in, L.ondon is matter:' more than the amount of his icmoneo. (,n, n,'cessity is that he should he an Ameriran in feeline, v it th" respect for others which Is the result of American education. I know those two minds, the EuI-;i ani, arioto,-ratic mind. which thinks. "I amt better than an other," and the Amnrican, de-.-coratici mind, which thinks, "You are as geeod as I. an:l have as :iiimuch rijht in the world." Both minds have th:ir attracti',s ,:rdl tIher a idvantat.: s, ibt I believe the Ami-rlcan mind is not only kinder. but ,it ,: an d i:str' and :tti r, i n accori with the facts of life and human nature t- :,-t the ,'her A ct nicail! disposed person might say that this state of mind rests tltiiiimtely uon ?iie fact that we all have snme'hint to sell one anot!hr. It an lite so, iit this state of mind nevertheless c.ist. anI tilihre c.in lh II , tn ;: -ti-i that it i.; a just and souind one. * * ` If 1" b,' proper to :ne.,iion lhi' n;n i- of e lan still ::ving, there could hardl." '-' a ' otter ' nv i\;t n I ] ! ti:1i ': ( f i !:- d "1an .\1nt rican representa tive abroad 1-,:ltd have than \Ir. Ch i ite, . ho, I.h. ! :';i :illd. had an even greater suoress In England than isI perh:ips got nelat. ',titnoi . I,, hns a singular talent for being liked. Thewe is on, ;ift: el hi- :'1 \.h':.-'. I think, he is altoether peculiar: that of heing successful twith'itt exciting envy. 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 ecnomi cally, buiid well. For high-grade, well manufactured Rough and Dressed Lumber, Shingles, Flooring, Ceiling, Composition Roofings, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Fine Interior Finish, etc. Call on us. We make a Specialty of Long Leaf Yellow Pine Bridge Flooeering : : : : : : Always get our prices and investigate our facilities before placing your order. E. A. ENOCHS, THE LUMBERMAN. O le. 131 Ma Ias.n st.ses - . eNArcMt eZ, m=Imm. THE SAFEST AND QUICKEST WAY TO TRANSFER MONEY mS BY . NG DISTANCE TELEPHONE FCR RATES APPLY TO LOCAL MANASGER CUi iERLAND TELEPHONE A TELEGRAPH CO, *4tiORPCRi ra 1 x - i\ I l.I R.. (R. ];. T()IITZ. WHEELER & MORITZ, 325 BARONNE STREET, NEW ORLEANS. LA. rfe n, Grain, Provisions, Stocks. DITH C - "IRES TO NEW YORK AND CHICAGO Y1 L~F~r1 PER . \ i 11 I 1 t 1h Bu ir -; Increase REGULAR TRI.WEEKLY NATCHEZ AND VICKSBURG PACKET. Leves Natchez Sndays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12 ne.. Leaves Vicksburg Mondays, Wed.es days and Fridays at 12 moon, or on arrival of the express traiu Brm nOS. L - Smrhts det. 154 BUSHELS TO THE ACRE Thus Making a Corn Record for DeSoto Parish. A $390,090 LUMBER DEAL IS MADE Sugar S.easin rtpen.. I avorally. C ot ton itringi (;ood Price. Itailroad .Aecident-. (iin and Itarn ulirlni . Scarlet I'-acver t)ver. The rsecent add ress at Mansfield by a goverIrnment expert on raising corn. ha., tiso se; touclh dliscusslon upon the subjec't iof pro'lu(cing corn. and recalls the fact that Ile Sotto Parish has prodluc,, l til, large..t l ield of corn tver raised in tilhe State. and. with but two exceptions, the largest evr produlced in the world, the two exceptions being raised in South ('arolina. Tie D)e Soto crop referred to was raised by Mr. E .1. 1larwell. near Stonewall, about twenty years since, and he preduceil 11 bhushels on one acre. The Police Jury had offered a prize to the man produc ing the largest amnount of corn on one acrt. Hlarwell had a piece of hill land that had sbeen used a4 a gin house lot and thien as a feed lot for cattle, and although naturally very poor land, was as rich as could be made. ie mieasured off exactly one acre. and planted it in the prolific Moseley corn highly fertilized. plant ed it very thic!k. and gave it every possible attention. The seasons were favorable, and it was soon evident that he had won the prize. When it was ready to gather the Police Jury appointed a committee to see it gath ered and to measure the yield. The corn was gathered and carefull. weighed, and the result was that it was shown that he had produced 1.51 bushels of good corn 'on the one acre. "Make Haste Slowly" on Good Road. The gang of prisoners employed on the model road near Baton Rouge ha< ieen employed for the past three weeks. and the fact that there has been but little actual work done on the road proper has given rise to the remark that the work is pro gressing rather slowly. The reason why little work has been done on the road. is due to the fact that most of the time has been spent on the natural drain which traverses the road about the middlle of the depression. This drain is be ing opened, cleared of stumps and shaped for a distance of some 4000 feet to t he south of the road, in or der to make the work done on the road of a permanent nature and to prevent an overflow. Rock ballast or other surfacing material is to be used in the mid. dle of the road to key tle entire fa bric, and experience has shown the government roadmakers that when this system is used in connection with proper accessories it makes the best type of road for this section of the country. Hog Raising lrofitable. Will Register. of Clayton. La., shipped fifty-eight hogs to New Or leans. which he sdld at 7 1-2 cents a pound on foot. They averaged 130 pounds each. This shows that hogs can be profitably raised here, and some of the more progressive farm ers have taken time by the forelock in the mritter of diversification. Judge Van Voorheis. owner of the Indlian Village plantation in the same neighborhood, has made arrange ments to ship a carload of brood sows to .his place. and will raise hogs on an 4xtensive scale,. as a pack ing house in Natchez will insure a good market. ('otton Sells at (;ood Price. For mnore than two weeks Grand Cane has been paying Shreveport quotations for cotton. While the buy ers may sustain a small loss, news of the .high market has been the means of a manifold increase in trade. Several customers from East Texas and many from rimote sections of eDo $oto hauled away wagoiloads of merchandise in exchange for the cotton they brought. The burning of the Keatchii gin turned much uin ginned cottssn to (;ranid C(ane. and now the gins have to ruin into night to accommodate the trade. Harn Ilurn'. A barn bhlonging to \W. IT. Wag goner of (Colulmbia. containing a large quantity of hay andi corn. burn cl productina a flanttu which for a tinle threatsined sortie of thie relden ces of that portion o fts.wn. Strenu ouis work on the part of .several citi zens. confined its destruiction to the building in bhich the fire had its origin. Parish Fair Well .ttended. The attendance at t.'e Natchl toches parish fair was good. At the baby sho~w the plrize for the prettiest baby was awa lid to) Mary Cunng ham. the little dautghter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M1. ('uiningham and the prize for the nest iaby was awarded the infant son of M1r. and Mrs. I. M. McClelland. Bon-ie Lumber ('ominpany Buys Land. ()one of the bliggist lumber deals tlt.a wa eve\r csnsllnlmmen in south rm Ioui:l. na. i:vtnl\ing about 75. ,,11(1.) feet of l;Imnber and $390. Sc:sh v a- s: thi t ranfer of the Hut tin..--\lM- Man:luf.curing Company, of 2' .tos,,4h. ,lo . to the Bowie I.: . -!cr ".< n un,. sf this State. The ar, , o ,< -its:a. on the left des ,,:ing tan!, sf h, i Bayou Lefour I ,P in .Asssrciuon parish, and is ea. ilys ase,-tible Iy land or water. Season Good for Duatts. Ncrtwiths'anding the hunting sea son is not well open hundreds of Sducks are being killed and sent out of Verm.i'on parish for market. This is an industry that is very profitable to a few at the expense of the many. The law limits the shipment of game to six each kind daily by one indi sidual but it permits of hundreds of ducks to be carted or boated out of the parish to adjoining parishes to he disposed of or shipped at pleas ure. From 2.000 to 3,000 ducks are being carried on boats from Cheinne au Tigre and Belle Isle to .tearnerette. Franklin and Morgan City each week for disposition in the local markets or to be shipped. This slaughter' lromises to grow larger when the season fully opens. It is reported that ducks are more numer ous on the sea marshes now than they have been at any other time within the past twenty years. Mal lards. red heads and green-wing teals ha\e not begun to arrive in numbers yet. The ducks now so numerous are the blue-wing teal and pintails. When the Northern ducks come in the numbers will be more than doubled. Final Alternations on New Depot. After blue prints of plans furnish ed by the Texas and Pacific Railroad for additions, alterations, improve nments etc.. for the enlargement of the present depot at Donaldsonville, the Progressive Union of that place re turned the plans with the following suggestions: That train sheds or arcades snould be erected along the full lengt' of the platform on both ends of the depot, and that a shed or arcade should be erected connect ing the Lafourche branch with the depot of the "main line."The length of the depot proper should be ex tended nineteen feet instead of nine feet as proposed on plans. and the ad ditional space thus created be utiliz ed to increase the area of the waiting rooms. Crop of Potatoes Precede Cotton. Farmers at Grand Cane are plac ing orders for seed Irish potatoes for the 1910 crop. This year a large number of carload shipments were made from there and next season pormises a much larger acreage. Some of the best yields obtained on any cotton were on land that produc ed early: Irish potatoes. This land was highly fertilized for potatoes and with no additional fertilization, cotton was planted as soon as the potatoes were gathered. After grow ing a fine crop of potatoes, E. W. Iioell of this place raised two bales of cotton, without additional fertil izer. on three acres. Many ot.her ex amples can be furnished. Youth Barely Escapes Death. At Independence Lorenzo Viola, aged nineteen had a narrow escape from death while hauling lumber. \Vhile trying to cross the tracks at the railroad crossing, which is near the mill. he was obstructed by a work train that was distributing gravel along the north bound track, and while hi; attention was thus attracted a south-bound freight train turned the curve a short distance atbove the crossing, running at a high speed and without any warn ing crushed into the wagon, scatter ing the lumber and severely injured Viola. The hourse in some way es caped injurry. McGee Not Guilty of Murder. A deathlike stillness pervaded the .building when the verdict in the McGee murder case was handed to Judge Sorrell'-, when it was read: \'e. the jury. find accused not guilty." There was no demonstra tion in the crowded courtroom, but joy was plaitily depicted on the countenance of t; e accused, who shook hands with his attorney and the jury. Thus ended one of the hardest-fought cases on the part of attorney ever witnessed in Vernon Parish. (;in Ik'%troyed By Fire. Fire destroyed the gin of Aycock Brothers at logansport. The origin of the re is unknown. rhe loss on building and machinery is about $:0o. Insurance $2S00. There were only two hales of c(otton at the gin and these were badly schorched but were saved by being rolled into the river. Scarlet Fever Scare Over. The first two cases of scarlet fe ver at (;rand ('ane have been wiped out. and the quarantine restrictions have been annulled. C('hildren that have been kept front school on ac count of the scare have returned, and now the school enjoys a full en rollment. Favorble Weather for Cane. The Tallyho refinery of the Gen. M. Murrell Planting and Mlanufac turting Company began grinding at Bayou Goula. The weather is beau tiful, and a continuance will great ly benefit the cane. Cane Trains Bnsy. The cane trains are all on duty now and handing cane is going right along from Moreland to Avondale. Dies From G(unshot Wound. Joe Gaston. the sevente'n-year-old son of J. E. Gaston of Homer while out hunting, accidentally discharged his gun, the load of shot taking ef fect in his side. The young man died in an hour. Horse Thiefl Sentenced. At Amite John Tanner, tried in the District Court for the embezzle ment of a horse, was convicted and given eighteen months in the State Penitentiary. IFT OF A MILLION DOLLARS John D. Rockefeller to Fight the Hook Worm Disease. TWO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE INFECTED Bulk of the Work Will Be Done i the South, Where the Disease is Said to Be Prevalent Among the Poorer Classes. New York.-A gift of one million do'lars by Jno. D. Rockefeller to fight the "hook worm disease." was an nounced at the office of the Standard Oil Company .here. A dozen well known educators and scientists, selected in a large part from institutions of learning in the south, where the parasite is preva lent, were called in conference with Mr. Rockefeller's representative at the Standard Oil Company's office at 26 Broadway, and at that meeting Mr. Rockefeller's desires to organize a commission to carry on a campaign against the malady was discussed. As a result of this discussion of the sit uation, the Rockefeller commission for the eradication of the hook worm disease was organized. In calling these gentlemen togeth er, Mr. Rockefleler addressed to each a letter pointing out his interest in relieving the human suffering caused by the hook worm parasite, especially because he said, it had been his pleas ure to spend a portion of each year among the warm hearted people of the South and welcomed the oppor tunity to express appreciation of their many kindnesses and hospitalities. The members of the commission in framing a reply to Mr. Rockefeller's offer of $1,000,000 declared that the proposition met with their heartiest approbat ion. "Two millions of our people are infected with this parasite," they added. "It is by no means confined to one class; it take its toil of suf fering and death from the intelligent and well-to-do as well as from the less fortunate." The "hook worm" according to New York medical authorities, is a hair like parasite to which is charged a form, of aneima prevalent especially among the poor people of the South. It was not until recent years that members of the medical profession recognized that a parasite caused the malady. In December, 1902, Dr. Charles Wardell Stiles, then a zoologist, in the bureau of animal industry at Washington, who had been studying intestinal parasites, announced to the Pan American Sanitary Congress his conviction that the so-called "lazi ness" and "shiftlessness" widely ob served in certain portions of the south was a specific disease, due to the hook worm. Many members of the congress expressed surprise at the announcement and up to the present the disease has been a matter of some controversy. HEAl) SE'VERED BY AX. Syrian Peddler Killed By Negroe- Motive Robbery. Meridian, Mliss.-News of the mur der of a Syrian peddler in a most brutal manner by negroes and the supposed lynching of the murderers reached here from Kemper county. It is said that the peddler stopped with his wagon of wares at a negro house, seven miles from DeKalb, and spread his goods out for inspection by two negroes. While the inspection was in progress, it is said, two other ne groes crept up behind the Syrian and severed his head from his body with an ax. The headless corpse was then placed in the seat of the wagon, and the horse was headed down the road. The head was placed under the seat of the wagon. Several hundred yards down the road. the lifeless body was discovered by some'white men. who stopped the horse and began an inv,tligatlon. A crowd of men gathered on the spot and began a search for the murder ers. Going back toward the direc tion from which the wagon came the men came to the house where the crime had been committed. It was easy to establieF. this fact, for blood spots were plainly in evidence. Going into the house the men found the four negroes huddled on 'he floe- dl vidlng the contents of the peddler's pack. The four negroes have disap peared, and it is stated '.at they were put to death. SEES NATIONAL PARK. Speakers, GCovernors and Congres men Steal March on President. Virksburg, Miss.--Uncle Joe Can non, twenty-five Governors and the congressional party saw what Vicks burg wanted President Taft to see the National Park and Cemetery. Mr. Taft wanted to see the Nation al Park. And V'lcksburg had its heart set on having the President taken through this reservation of more than 1-200 acres. Mr. Taft was disappointed. and so was Vicksburg. Mr. Taft had been figuring on see ing the park ever since he came South. ('APT. T. J. HOWARD DIEAD. Well Known In New Orleans as Old1 Time Steamboat Clerk. Jeversonville Ind.-Capt. Thosee. Jeff erson Howard. one ef the last of the old-time steamboat clerks running out of New Orleans died at his home in Port Fulton. a suburb. He was 5eventy years old. and was known all the way down the Ohio and Missis sippi ri\vers from Cincinnati to New Orleans. I Keep Constantly on HawA " Full Supply of Metallic and Wood Coffins Trimmed and all Sizes from Infaut to Adult. Up-to-Date Stler. AIl, Carry Burial Costumes. Prices to Suit Customer. Can Furnish at Once, Orders received by Wire or Otherwlas. LEOPOLD ELGUTTER, Newellton, * - - Loulalana GEM PRINTING COMPANY, PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS AND STATIONERS. NATCHEZ. MISS. ORDERS FOR WORK CAN BE LEFT AT TENSAS OAZETTE OFFICI IZNlSZIT RNCE t FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT Town and Plantation Risks in this Parish Written. Get My Rakes. JARROLL H. NEWELL, ST. JOSEPH, --. C. Noroxa Photograph Studio. 524 MAIN ST., NATCHEZ, MISS. FIRST CLASS WORK DONE AT REASONABLE RATES Tensas People are Espeolally Invited to Vilsit my Studle Make Your Crop ! BY USING PLANET JR. IMPLEMENTS, FULL LINE EVERYTHINS FOR THE COUNTRY STORE AND PLANTATION. Address Louis Hoffman Hardware Co. ,o:ul , "m 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. SHAVV, NATCHEZ.. MISS. BUCCESSOR TO 8HAW & SONS. FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOPS. Manufacturer of Engines, Cotton Presses, Agricultural Implements, and Well Augurs. Dealer in Pulleys, Shafting, Pipe, Brass Goods and General 3Mill Supplies. To 011 a long felt want I have installed necessary machinery for repairin Gin tads and have employed a competent gin-wright to look after that particular branh. sad can guarantee perfect satisfaction to all those who may favor me with their work. Havitn added this line places me In a posliton tt attend to the wants of the sinner In all branches, from seed cotton to the bale. All kinds of machinery repaired on hoat notice, and satsfaction guaranteed. Soliciting your future orders. I remain. Yours truly. . I'. iIHAW. Natchez. tUla. MRS. W. J. C. AUSTIN UNDERTAKER. St. Joseph, La. I desire to keep the Tensas public in mind of the fact that I have re turned to my home and will continue the business of Undertaker. I keep on hand a full line of Metalics, 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. Prices to suit the hard times. I ask of all the friends of my late husband a share of their patronage. MRS. W. J. C. AUSTIN. A. ROSE, hreideat. B. W. GRIFFITH, Vie-Psidet. I GRIFFITH, Seretary. Do You Expect to Work for Other People All Your Life? If You Don't Quit Spending All You Earn! Start a Savings Account Now Get one of our self registeringlittle Banks and watch your sav ings grow. 4 PER CENT INTEREST ON ALL DEPOSITS SEMI-ANNUALLY. CITY SAVINGS AND TRUST COMPANY, VICLSBURG. MISS.