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THE TENSAS GAZETTE
,a*seo PQ* lAsh* @i Ltmt,. O*l Pap o he 0.. psK fn e et * 5-* n m EA mm oEme K ea we. -m -O., I_ S i __ __ý m N W SERIES VOL. XVII. - ST. JOSEPH. LA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26. 1909 NO. 10 "Abdul, the Damned.' H - H. [)wiglit. ,~ ite possiltle that the (hiTdrtne of thit world are wiser li t .; . ent'ration than the h: ldren oif light when they call :, Sultan of Tuirkey Abdul tih I, ;ninrij alnd are done with it T he present writer, for his part, is obliged to confess t he finds it a far fr- im simple task to state to himself I' ;I. llann:r of IIan thait ill-starred ii nlarch may have been. . ;r fori the ditit ulty of making such a statenmnt of any rrman \;,"' ' : :' ltn hang contradictions and mys,: ries that are not dis iel)l I, . Ihatt hie is ,. Ii soner of stat*, and TI - s.crerts of h!-i palace bal" ti : A ruler like Abdul Ilan id, l i rthei orei , ti iannot fairly *e J' . :dv. ard VII or the -Emrnlror Fran, i .t seph. There are dif feren,- a -c '. ,,I th!n of d1 lent, of religion, (,f tIhn!o ra hy, of all the not ef r . I li( h nary their several re-:,ll:l .Then there is a sti I :'.Il>;] peirsonal equation, the prelnatal bnlit of the mind, the inni ol ;in the Iinin r neltl ,ssity re(illi '. a Ill; to reai't in his own ,:. th \worldl. And the thing is not IihIshed \t hen we pronounce a nia T a'- ill .\ t Iti corners of hi, t hair:ti t. i that certain in gals itn., n- will linger in with curiosity, perha;(, int a ithout pity. So far a< hIl an atal bent is coinceirned, there s5 nis in It , case of Abdul l;arnil , til, Ihtt', doubt that there was always something sunke.n and tor tus in hi:n, alwaa s a haniing toward sil-ncee and an intense personal pr-. OCCi tllil' t :f :he stories told with regard to the preiaultion- tie took for safe 'galrd!n- I , li:fe, none, are too fantastic. The love of lii, I icawle a mono loni , hin It Ilay h::o\ doubled I,-i that man ia iof llpersecution which .b so nlt i,:orn a pathological condition There i- no question that ter mro had r.eee andi more to do with the extraordminarv Ipprerssions marking the latrt r ha!f oft his rei,.n, lie shut himself up in his palate, he filled e .o:lnn! n ith s ide., he prohibited many innocent gathelrings, he did what h-. io ll t(, -to circilation at night, he discourage.ld modlern improi'e '>en's !:1 hi.t- tii l l., hIe forbade his peopl,l to traVy -, h,^ eniasc.ulated the .trric ilt f :'.'s, he devised a stupindoits censcorship of the press, he :ntasa.i: d 'I l i: ::ns, he exiled and murdered those o(f his own race, he tilled e n ,th ;;In. i oeause, I:- was afraidl. Tiio- of whom he was most [ataid IIr, the ery\ nimen who finally Undid him, the Young Turks, whose Mlar\e' -t ster t organization defied all his efforts to crush it. To bribe sd to kill ibes anite afrenz with- him, so did he identify his own preterva Usa with that of Isla:n and thd glory of his house. "Conservation" the National Watchword Hy _Jnaiei. J. Hill. . !IE Pret and most imperative word, I nceed hardly say, one which : the to!in:try has conme to hear with ;iuch respect and not a little tear as to its future, is "('onservation." I put It first not enl: becaits, it belongs there in the schemie of national ipolicies, but because it particularly needs to Lbe, relpeated and om lpha-:!.d among the l~ople of the North I'acific ('oast. You ha\c bheen fo!lowing in the fi otsteps of (our ancestors further cast, who are n1ow beginning, at great cost of labor and wealth, to repair thile cilo, lrler es of errors that still st'itn t') (iii natural and proper acts. From 'ahllif;rnia norithward to the (extreme of .\larks thhere are today prob ably mIlire' nitl!u::lire.d natural resources than in all the rest of the country. Your great forests are falling: but so immense were they that man has not yet : omipassed their destruction. You have seen what happened to N ew Englaid an:I to Michigan and Wisconsin and Minnesota; what will be thej condition (f ri'e South in a few more years. You still possess the principal Suply of timb(er in the United States. XWill you take steps to guard Iý to) prevent waste for theb sake of immediate gain to a few individuals, untI liumlber shall itecome a luxullry and the very poer must huddle in houses of nmud or s, d Ilk,- th-- p, asantry of the Old World? If that argument does not appealt, will onl considier the economic (ffert of the future decline and dila rlpearance o("f what is now and might remain always one of your greatest industries \ill ort realize what this country must become when stripped of its forests; the washing away of the soil, the inevitable changes in cl mate, the devastations of torrential overflow and disastrous drought, the barren bleakness of your mountains and the desolation of your valleys when the forests have gone? If you do, your earnest work for forest conservation will begin today. 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, bui.d well. For high-grade, well manufactured Rough and Dressed Lmber, 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 Floori : : : : : : : : : Always get our prices aud investigate our facilities before placing your order. 3 E. A. ENOCHS, THE LUMBERMAN& Owai 8a1 am 1 . - N--rTCMEZ, asse THE SAFEST AND QUICKEST WAY TO TRANSFER MONEY i8 BY LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE FOR RATES APPLY TO LOCAL MANAMER CUMBERLANO TELEPHONE A TELESRAPH 00. _ A. .. C. E. RIORTZ. WHEELER & MORITZ, 325 BARONNE STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LA. IRCotton, Grain, Provisions, Stocks DIRECT WIRES TO NEW YORK AND CHICAGO .- - --- - ~------ ADVERTISE IN T IIIS . PAPER .\N1 ) \ .'r('H YOUR Business Increase RECULAR TII.W EEKLY NATCHEZ AND VICKSBURG PACKET. LmVm Natchez Snays, Tuesdays and Thrsdays at 12 ason. Leav, Vkks MoNday. We dns dy aud Frieda at 12 ao*, or oe urival of t-o opres train 1MoLu mtlA, . Soprieten,,u. SUICIDES IN EIIETRY TOM111B Sidney Opry Murder Case At tracts Large Crowds. I SCHOOL BOOKS FOR POOR CHILDREN Biggest Meeting of Rice Growers in U. 6. in December. Fisherman Claims He is Taxed But Has Neither Schools Nor Mail. The Presbyterian Synod convenes at Alexandria. Governor Sanders issued his an nual Thanksgiving proclamation. 1 A civic league was organized at 1 Lafayette to do away with factional ism. Prof. J. L. Ruca was elected sup erintendent of education of Ascen sion Parish. Governor Sanders named delegates to the National Civic Congress at New York, Dec. 10. The total assessment of Louisiana is $518,133,175, a decrease of $5. 667,303 from 1908. Houston Goodwill, a negro was ar rested in connection with the murder of Edna Opelousas, a negress, and her three children at Rayne. The jury in the Kinchen trial at Amite City, La., returned a verdict of guilty without capital punish ment. The body of E. K. Judson was ex humed at St. Francisville, La., and found to be so decomposed that an analysis of the stomach was impos sible. The canals of the United Irriga tion and Rice Milling Company, in Vermillion and Acadia Parishes, will be extended twenty-five miles to reach 10,000 acres. Blectde Lights on for First Time. The electrict lights were turned on at Tallulah for the first time, and the lights showed up finely in the test. The street lights have been placed very advantageously and light 9p the town very nicely, and quite £.number of business houses and res fllences have been equipped for the 'incandescent circuit. No decision has yet been made a:. to what will be done towards the water supply for the plant, as the water in the last strata reached at a depth of over 700 feet still continues too salty for use, and' n analysis indicates considera ble vegetable matter. The water at a 200-foot level will in all probabil ity be used, as it is free from salt and, of very good quality. There is a movement on foot to have the well sunk deeper in order to see if there are any furt.her indications of gas or oil, as the well at present furnishes sumeient gas to burn in a small, steady flame. Wrangle fo Trial of McKowen. Some time ago Judge Brunot was appointed special judge to act in the case of the State vs. Dr. McKowen, bharged with the murder of the in mate of the Jackson Insane Asylum. This case is s*heduled to be heard in Wes tFeliciana Parish, as the body of Judson was found within the limits of this parish. Since, how ever, the West Feliciana charge against Dr. McKowen, the sheriff of East Feyciana has made out an af fidavit (gainst the physician charg ang him with murder in East Fell ciana, and also accusing McQueefl, an attendant at the asylum, of being as accessory after the fact. Whether East or West Feliciana will finally have jtrisdiction over this case has not been determined. Another Boat Line Via the Locks. The actiolt of the New Orleans merchants ln taking steps to estab lish a boat line 'between New Or leans and Morgan City via the Pla quemine locks has aroused a good deal of interest among the business men of Baton Rouge. Some weeks ago the steamer Concordia, largely through the efforts of the Baton Rouge Board of Trade, entered the Baton Rouge-Morgan City trade, via the locks, and the boat has been do ing a good business both in hauling merchandise from Baton Rouge to points along the Teche and Bayou Plaquemine, and in bringing back' sugar from the refineries in that section. Death Warrant Read to Jefferson. When the death warrant of Sid ney Jefferson, who .has been sentenc ed to be hanged Dec. 17, was read to him at New Roads, he said that it did not worry him at all, as he had already made peace with his God. In an.iwer to questions as to why he cut his wife's throat he still says that he did not do it. Plants" )ies of Injuries. Alcide Mire, formerly of Lafourche parish, but recently half owner of the Sans Nom plantation of the low er part of Ascension parish, died at his home from injury received from being struck by a broken boom on a cane derrick. Negro ConviCt Btten by Mad Dog. A negro convict, Alex. Freeman serving a life sentence was severely bitten by a mad dog at the convict camp, a few miles from Melville. He n as taken to the Pasteur Institute at New Orleans for treatment. A conference of the parish sup Printendents of education of Louis I inng will be held during December in Avoyelles. which has been decided to possess the best types of rorai 'schools. Enters Cemetery Tomb to Suicide. William Gamon. aged 60 years, of L Union Settlement, ended his life by swallowing the contents of a vial of laudanum. Mr. Gannon had been sick for quite a while, and being old and unable to earn a livelihood be- D came despondent. lie went to the cemetery in the rear of the Union Settlement church and opened a vault of a tomb, which he entered. tie was found lying with a vial of lauda num by his side. He had trige to shoot himself with a pistol, but two cartridges with which the pistol was loaded snapped and failed to explode. f When Mr. Gannon was taken out of C the tomb he had not yet expired and t everything was done to save his life, 1 but it proved in vain. Iie wa: highly n respected by everybody in Union Set tlement, where he has resided for more than fifty years. Many Rice Growers to Meet. C What will likely be one of the I largest gatherings of rice farmers s ever assembled in the United Sta'es I will be held at Crowley, Dec. 20, when rice growers of four states, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mis ssippi, will assemble there to dis cuss a general "holding plan" and adopt means whereby the remainder t of the season's crop may be market ed with some degree of system that will enable farmers to realize on their crops. The matter of water rental that is causing so much ad verse comment by water takers along the canals who protest against the cash rent of $6 an acre instead of a portion of the crop raised also will be discussed and an effort made to bring about a satisfactory settle ment between the canal owners and farmers. Panic Narrowly Averted at School. c Fire was discovered at the Campti 4 High Schbol building about the as- t sembly hour. A large number of pu pils were in the building and only for the quick forethought of the teachers, and quick resppnse by the citizens were accidents prevented. The fire, beginning between the first and second floors. There was no rapid work was the building saved from destruction.' The buildingu nn from destruction. The damage amounts to about $150. The build ing was a new one costing the school district $6000, and was supposed to be modern in every particular. Extensive Trucking Preparation. The growing of strawberries will be gone into extensively, in East Ba - ton Rouge parish. The farmers are getting in cuttings for the planting of the crop. With all of the trucking I preparations, however, no plans have yet been made for running the can ning factory next year. This fac s tory was built last spring, and sev eral weeks' run in canning tomatoes was secured, but for lack of capital the operatlo nwas not a success al though the tomatoes that were canned were put on the market and quickly sold at a profit. Election Results in a Tie. The results of the elections held in the Oak Grove and Moncla school y districts in Avoyelles parish show e that the tax of 10 mills for ten years in the Oak Grove District. which was e intended to be used for the purpose f of operating a transfer to take the children of said district to the Marks ville High School and abolishing the Oak Grove School, failed to carry, " the vote being aftie, nine votes hav Sing been cast for the same number r against, although the property valuS y tion in favor of the tax exousdel 5 that cast by the opposition. Man Caught Stealng a Watch. A man giving his name as J. C. s Blckham. of Texarkana, was arrest - ed at Lafayette. on a charge pf steal - ing a watch from Jeweler P.'Krauss. - The man entered the shop, bought a d pair of spectacles, and while Mr. s Krauss was busy getting the pur a chase in shape, slipped a watch out Sof the show case. He was, howev ner, detected in the act and a csll sent in for the officers. When placed Sunder arrest Bickham was soarchel and the time piece found in his trouser leg. o Comments on the Rice Crop. u The season has endtled at Gueydan. k 'so far as the harvesting and thresh t' ng the rice crop is concerned, and that is about the only crop raised at the present time, and with the ex ception of a storm early in the sea son, it has been a fine season for saving the crop. A very close e:ti t mate places the total number of d sacks raised in this section at 3'i. n 500. e hould Provide Books for Poor. M lany families are unable to send their children to the public schools because of the fact of the prohibition e placed against them ty the adoption f of the new set of books. Where such Sis the case. the parish boards should t find some provision of the law un a der which they may grant relief to a the children who are too poor to pro vide themselves with books. * No Schools and no Mall Delivery. n H. B. Morrison, a Louisiana fish Y erman whose postoffice is East Fork. ct, arraigns the Louisiana Game and 1 Fish Commission and denounces the t tax on fishermen. He declares the fishermen would be willing to pay l. the license required if the State s- should give their children schools, In and the United States mail deliTry. to a The Germans of Acadia Parish will form a society. LOElB AKES CLEAN SWEEP -5-C New York Custom Office Employes Fired. I DEPUTY VAIL IS DISCHARGED No More Immunity Granted as Ot. cials Have Accomplished What Was Needed-End Is Not Yet in Sight. Wa hington.-The etimdnation from the customs service of Deputy Collector James F. Vail, the aboli tion of that house, the dismissal of 104 men at New York, together with nearly 150 other changes included in Collector Loeb's statement from New York, were announced by Secretary Macveagh. "We are in the midst of the great est shake-up in the history of the United States customs department," said William Loeb, collector of the port of New York when shown Sec retary Macveagh's summary of the O work thus far accomaplished In clean ing up the New York customs .house. "More employes have been dis missed from the New York o3le since I took charge than during the entire previous history of the ser vice, and we are not through yet. We are going to keep at it until the New York custom house is made thoroughly respectable." The object of the announcement, ac cording to Secretary Macveagh, was to show the gradual rehabitation of the service. Many of those affected by the changes covered appealed to VI the president after getting notice of their dismissals, but the secretary a .had already conferred with the pres ident and the appeals were without ' effect. The salaries paid the reduc- , ed and dismissed men range from $3 a day to $3,000 per annum. All the dismissals were made grad ually and only after consultation with the secretary of the treasury, who said that while many of the charges were on account of the frauds and corruption it Was not T true of all of them. a All of the vacancies, said Secreta ry Macveagh, have been filled. The reductions consisted of 79 in spectors, 16 assistant weighers, four unclassified laborers, one foreman, one gauger, one skilled laborer, two sugar samplers, one deputy survey or, six special employee, five watch men, four wharf men, one store keep er and two roundsmen. The dismissals were: Sixty-four unclassified laborers, 14 watchmen, one foreman of weighers, seven as sistant weighers, three clerks, three inspectors, four weighers, four class ified laborers; three openers and packers and one elevator conductor. -- PRISON LIFE 18 ..SAOWING. The Chattanoog M risoners Feeling the k..ects of Confinement. Washington.-Prison life is begin ning to show its marks on the six men in the district jail here for con tempt of the Supreme Court of the U nited States. Captain Joseph F. I Shipp, the former sheriff et Chatta nooga, is beginning to feel his con Sfinement keenly. In fact, Jeremian Gibson, the jailer, known to all in ! the jail now as "Uncle Jerry," is the most composed man of the six. Letters and telegrams continue to come in from Hamilton county, Ten nessee, most of them addressed to Shipp, and many of them predicting his re-election to the office of sher iff. Shipp, himself, says he is tak ing no active part in such a move ment, and is entirely in the hands of his friends. WILL DRAW IAY. IN JAIL. Federation Will ay $5,000 a Year If Imprisoned. SToronto. Ont.-The American Fed eration of Labor in addition to en dorsing the attitude taken by Pres t Ident Gompers in the Bucks Stove and Range Co., injunction proceed 1 ings voted to continue the salaries I of Gompers and Secretary Frank 1 Morrlson and to compensate Vice U President John Mitchell, who is no' a salaried officer, during their term of imprisonment in the case it is eventually decided that they must go to Jail for contempt of court. SThey will be paid at the rate of $5, 000 a year. GOU'LD AND VANDERBILT. Wall Street Coeely Watching the Two Millionaires. Nt ew York.--Announcement was made that Cornelius Vanderbilt had been invited by George J. Gould to become a member of the board of directors and executive committee of the board of directors and executive s committee of the Missouri Pacific SRailway Co., and that Mr. Vander n bhilt had accepted. h This is taken to mean in Wall d Street that the Goulds and Vander Sibllts have engaged in a closer work o ing agreement and that interesting Sdevelopments in the railroad might result. * CHIN'AMAN GETS SAMERICAN BRIDE. d Her Engagement In Mission Work S Leads to Ceremony. S Pittsburg.-In spite of the prstest Y of her parents, Grace W. Millkr, a te beautiful young woman of twenty s, four years, was married to Charles Song. a Chinaman, who owns three large chop suey houses on the North Side. Miss Miller was a Sunday 11 School teacher in one of the No;rt. Side ristasions. uiýi:in I Keep C ounn istantly onIUd £ Full Supply of Metallic and Wood Coffins Trimmed and all Sizes from Infant to Adult. Up-to-Date Styles. Alsa Carry Burial Costumes. Prices to Suit Customer. Can Furnish at Once, Orders received by Wire or Otherwise LEOPOLD ELGUTTER, Newellton, - Louisiana GEM PRINTI1G COMPANY, PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS A)ND STATIONERS. NATCHiEZ, MISS. ORDERS FOR WORK CAN BE LEFT AT TENSAS GAZETTE OFFIAC FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT Town and Plaaation Risks in this Parish Writte. ' Get My Rate. °ARROLL H. NEWELL, ST. osE,.. Photogrzph Studio. S24 MAIN ST., NATCHEZ, MISS. FIRST CLASS WORK DONE AT REASONABLI RATlS Tonesa People are Espeola ly nvvlted to Visit my Studio Make Your Crop i BY USING PLANET JR. IMPLEMENTS. FU,,L UNE EVERYTINll FOR THE CONITRY STORE AND PLANTATION. ddress Louis Hoffman Hardware Co. 0 .,i ' HOTEL "NATCHEZ" NAT HEZ, MISS. Has all the best features of a firstclase hotel. Barber shop, bath ,oCIs and an excellent billisad room attached. A favorite stopping pfaoe for Tensas people. JAS. G. SMITH, - - - - Proprietor. NATCHEZ, MISS4 SUCCESSOt TO SHAW & SONS. FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOPS. Manufacturer of Engines, Cotton 11reases, Agricultural Implements, and Well Augurs. Dealer in Pulleys, Shafting, Pipe, Brass Goods and General Mill Supplies. To ll a ,ons felt want I have installed necessary machinery for' repairing On Stands and have employed a competent gin-wright to look Iafter that particular branch. eMad can guarantee perfect astisfaction to all those who may favor me with their work. notie and satL.faction guaranteed. m oliict l gt your future ordfrs. I remain. Your truly. C. . HIIAW. Natches. Mis. --1 _---p MRS. W. J. C. AUSTIN UNDERTAKER. St. Joseph, La. I desire to keep the Tensas public in mind of the feact that I have ra turned to my home and will continue the business of Undertaker. I keep t on hand a full line of Metalics, copper lined for adults and children, cloth 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 pStronage MRS. W. 3. C. AUSTI. A. ROSE, Psslidant. B. W. GRIFFITH, ViePresidet. i OREFFRH, Semtry. SDo You Expect to Work for Other People All Your Life? If You Don't Q t Sending All Start a Savings Account Now Get onef or self reisterbultte ings grow. t 4 PER CENT INTEREST ON ALL S DEPOSITS SEMI-ANNUALLY. CITY SAVINGS AND TRUST COMPANY, VICLSBURG, MISS.