THE TENSAS GAZETTE
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I\\ I-;IIs VOL. XVII. ST. JOSEPH. LA., FRI)AY. NOVEMBER 5. 1909 NO.7
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
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
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.
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.
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NEW ORLEANS. LA.
rfe n, Grain, Provisions, Stocks.
DITH C - "IRES TO NEW YORK AND CHICAGO
\ i 11 I 1 t 1h
Bu ir -; Increase
NATCHEZ AND VICKSBURG
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
"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
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
('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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
(;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
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
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
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
"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
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
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-
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
('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
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.
Newellton, * - - Loulalana
GEM PRINTING COMPANY,
PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS AND STATIONERS.
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
524 MAIN ST., NATCHEZ, MISS.
FIRST CLASS WORK DONE AT REASONABLE RATES
Tensas People are Espeolally Invited to Vilsit my Studle
Make Your Crop !
PLANET JR. IMPLEMENTS,
EVERYTHINS FOR THE COUNTRY STORE AND PLANTATION.
Louis Hoffman Hardware Co. ,o:ul , "m
HOTEL "NATCHEZ "
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
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.
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Other People All Your Life?
If You Don't Quit Spending All
Start a Savings Account Now
Get one of our self registeringlittle
Banks and watch your sav
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