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THE TENSAS GAZETTE
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NEW SERIlS. ViOLJ XXIII ST. JOSEPH, IA)UISIANA, FRIDAY, MAAI'II 7, 1913 NUMBER 10
pIlL CALLAAN. ' WILLIAM M.LEAN.
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ST. JOSEPH, LA.
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umn ad., a page ad., or
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Let it tell in forceful terms:
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What it's worth
Why it's best at that price
Such an advertisement
in this paper will bring
buyers who hardly knew
you existed before you
I ]SYKNN oT
MELISSA WOULD NOT TOLERATE
Mrs. Merriwid picked her pearl ear
studs from her dressing table and con
templated them thoughtfully as they
lay in her rosy palm. "I wonder if
they would really dissolve in vinegar,"
she murmured, "-and what effect
they would have on a person's tummy
in that form. I've a great mind to
Her maternal maiden aunt Jane,
who was buttoning her down the back,
asked her what in the land she was.
talking about. "You are getting real
fleshy, Melissa," she added, as she
booked the girdle with some slight dif
Sculty. "Do you know it?"
"No, dearie," replied Mrs. Merriwid,
"and I don't want to know it, if you
don't mind. They say vinegar emaci
ates one," she continued reflectively,
"but I wasn't thinking of that. I was
wondering if Mr. Stintwell wouldn't
fall dead if I took that sort of a
Cleopatra cocktail in his presence. If
he knew they were worth two hun
dred and, fifty dollars. I'm pretty cer
tain he would. But then, I'd have to
bother with the coroner and I haven't
got a decent picture of myself that I
could give the newspaper reporters, so
IlI compromise by telling him that
he's wasting his breath. He doesn't
like to waste anything, so that ought
to stop him."
Aunt Jane made a clucking sound
indicative of impatience. "If you re
fuse Mr. Stintwell, you're a very fool
ish woman. That's all I've got to
say," she remarked. "He must be
worth over a million dollars."
"Have you ever noticed how short
he keeps his finger nails, auntie?'
Mrs. Merriwid asked. "That's to pre
vent them running 1;to the palms of
his hands. He's so close fisted he has
"If He Ate a Light Breakfast, He'd Expect a Rebate."
to. What would it profit me to marry
a case of chronic grip liko that, sweet
heart? If he is worth a million, which
I don't doubt in the least, you can rest
assured that he'll never be rated at
nine hundred and ninety-nine thous
and, nine hundred and ninety-nine on
account of his wife's extravagance.
When he repeats that little clause in
the marriage service about endowing
the blushing bride with all his world
ly goods, he'll have his fingers cross
ed. No, beloved, if I were to marry
for mercenary considerations, I'd pick
a horny-headed structural iron work
er, with a good-sized life and accident
policy, who'd turn over his weekly
pay check to me every Saturday night,
and leave the question of beer money
to my sense of justice. Mr. Stintwell
has been looking out for the main
chance so long and hard that he's suf
fering severely from eye strain. Did
you know he had invited me to go
with him to see the sub-treasury?"
"I should think that would be very
interesting," said Aunt Jane.
"Extremely so," agreed Mrs. Merri
wid. sarcastically. "I suppose they let
you feast your delighted eyes on bars
of gold bullion and let you hold a mil
lion-dollar bill in each hand. That
would be almost as satisfactory as
gloating over your husband's rating in
Bradstreet just after he's emitted a
stentorian roar because somebody has
left the light switched on in the bath
room. But he means kindly, and I
think he intends to pay my carfare
both ways. Only I'm not going."
"You will have your own way of
course, my dear," said Aunt Jane, "but
it seems to me that if a gentleman
pays a lady marked attention with
the obvious design of matrimony, and
is so wealthy as to be above suspicion
of any mercenary motive, the object
of his admiration might be reasonably
assured of liberal treatment."
'It depends on the gentleman who is
paying the marked attention, dearie,"
replied Mrs. Merriwid. "If the gentle
man is not a liberal gentleman and
the lady has to employ a pneumatic
drill and a stick of dynamite to Jar a
pmtke loam muh to wrir h awcy
from him, you have another seem
coming. I'm strictly In favor of pro
viding for a rainy day, auntie, but I
think if one has an umbrella and rain
coat and rubbers in the hall closet,
one may feel reasonably assured. I
don't believe in going around in a
scanty bathing suit all the time in an.
ticipation of a flood. I'm told that
Mr. Stintwell tries to get a cash die
count when he buys a postage stamp,
but that may be exaggerated. He
might try to get a little concession if
he bought five dollars' worth in a
"Do you really think that he is at
tracted by your money, Melissau?
asked Aunt Jane.
"He isn't repelled," Mrs. Merriwid
answered. "I think he imagines my
bonds might be a bond of sympathy
between us, but he intends to be fair.
his idea is a partnership. He'd be
illing to take me in on the ground
floor, as it were, and when we drew
up our chairs to go over our accounts
in the evening, he wouldn't charge me
up with anything that wasn't right. If
he ate a light breakfast, he'd prob
ably expect a rebate, and he'd want
me to debit myself with the sugar I
used for making fudge, which wouldn't
be more than just; but he'd be
willing to bear a proper proportion of
the household expenses, if you left it
to him what a proper proportion was.
Well, that isn't what I want, exactly,
dearie. I want to feel at liberty to
sign up with the agent of a patent
washing machine, if I need one, with
out having to dispose of my electilc
brougham to meet the installments.
There's a current impression that Mr.
8tintwell has feathered his nest, but I
don't take any stock in that. He'd
take his feathers to the nearest pillow
factory and get the highest market
price for them every time, dearie. But
I know there's much in me personally
that be admires."
"What, for instance?" inquired Aunt
Mrs. Merriwid thought for a me
ment "Well, there's my golden hair,"
she replied, "and my silvery laughter
and my sterling sense, not to speak
of my pearly teeth and ruby lips. My
voice has rich tones, you know, and I
have a large fund of humor and cap
ital spirits, and you were just saying
that I had an affluent figure."
"You're quite a treasure," said Aunt
"All of that," replied her niece, se
renely. "But I can tell you I'm not go
ing to be buried by a man who is
congenitally unable to dig up."
(Copyright, 1913, by W. G. Chapman.)
On the Value of Rare Old Coins.
"Around practically every battered
old coin treasured in the pocket of a
baggy pair of pants," philosophically
remarked the Erratic Thinker, "there
hangs a hallucinatory halo in the
form of a tradition that there is a
large premium on it and that it will
fetch a considerable sum over and
above its face value. Nobody knows
the size of the premium, who makes
the offer or how it is to be collected,
but the faith, as unswerving as the
justly celebrated laws of the late
Medes and Persians and as beautiful
as it is pathetic, exists, that somehow,
somewhere, some sweet when, that
faithful old Coil will bring its owner
a considerahle fortune. This markedly
resembles the faith of the average old
fashioned party man that at some
time his favorite congressman, for
whom he has rooted and voted and
rent his raiment, will do something for
"Ah! my friend," said the man who
was fond of moralizing, "it is true that
we can really accomplish nothing until
the crooked has been made straight
"Of course," interrupted the man In
the loud clothes, "you ezoapt eet
msewr"--Catbae stadnar Timem
TENSAS PARIS" DIRECTORY.
Clerk of Court-Joseph Carry.
Treasurer-W. .M. Davidson.
Parish Surveyor-John Johnson.
Game Warden-('bharles Johnston.
Coroner-Dr. J. G. Lilly.
Health Officer-Dr. L,. A. Murdock.
Members House Representatives
John Murdoch and S. W. Martien.
Members Police Jury.
First Ward-F. L Guthrie, Notnac
Second Ward-John D. Fultz, New
Third Ward--F. H. Curry, St Jo
Fourth Ward--Robert B. Lynch,
Fifth Ward-B. F. McVay. Ashwooi.
Sixth Ward-Louis T. Hunter, Wa
Seventh Ward-Winm. A. Register.
C1iy ton P. 0.
Clerk-R. H. Whitney. St. Joseph.
The Police Jury for Tensas parish
meets first '!ondav in March. J.une,
July, October end necember, at St.
Joseph, at 12 o'clock m.
First Ward-Ml. W. Bland. Point
Second Ward-Robert Y. Newell,
Third Ward--W. J. Steen, St. Jo
Fourth Ward-P. C. Smith. Delta
Fifth Ward-J. C. Ellis.
Sixth Ward-W. D. A. Gorton, Wa
Seventh Ward-D. F. Miller, Gold
man P. O.
Secretary Srhonl Board and Super
Intendent Flducation - Thomas M.
Magistrates and Constables.
First Ward - Magistrate, M. W.
Bland, Point Pleasant; constable,
Second Wa rd-Magistrate. Touis
P",ekner. Newellton; constable, L. K.
Third Ward - Magistrate. E. F.
Newell. St. Joseph: constable, John
R. Smitha, St. Joseph.
Fourth ' Ward-Magistrate. B. Y.
Berry, Delta Bridge; constable,
Fifth Ward-Magistrate, D. H
O'Kelley, Ashwood; constable, -
Sixth Ward-Magistrate, J. H. Sea
man, Waterproof: constable, John D.
Seventh ,~Ward--Magistrate, E. D.
1-embers Parish DemocratIc Execu
First W'rd---. W. . Newell. Newell
ton: F. L. Cnthrie. Notnac P. O.
Second Ward --T.cnts brwkner, New
elbton: R. Y. Newell. Newellton
Third Ward--A. E. Green, St. Jo
senh: Iouis Buckner Jr.. St. Joseph.
Fourth Ward-R. R. Lynch, New
Lirht: P. C. Smith, Delta Bridge.
Fifth Ward--D. H. O'Kelley, Ash
wood: B. F. McVay. Ashwood.
Sixth Ward---G. C. Goldman, Gold
man P. 0.: Allan Shelton, Waterproof.
Seventh Ward--D. F. Miller, Gold
man: E. D. Coleman, Highland.
At T.arge-Joseph Curry, St. Jo
aeph: W. M. Davidson, St. Joseph:
John lhghes. St. Joseph: Dr. K. B.
MeMillan, Point Pleasant; John Mur
District Judge--John Dale, Vidalia.
Dlitrict Attorney-Abner E. Green,
Terms of Court-Thc terms of the
District Cort in the parish of Tensas
are hereby fi'ed as follows, to-wit:
Jury Terms-Third Mondays in
April and October.
Civil Terms-Third Mondays in
January, February, March, May, June,
July, November and December.
Town of St. Joseph.
.Mayor--W. 31. Davidson.
(lerk-- Abner E. Green.
Town Trensurer-R. H. Whitney.
Aldermn -- Joseph Curry, B. F.
Young. Louis Buckner Jr., Oscar
Levy, E. J. Walton.
Board meets first Tuesday in each
month at office of the mayor.
Have Your Suit Cleaned and Pressed
WHILE YOU WAIT AND REST
Miller's Dye & Cleaning Works
319 Main Street, NATCHEZ, MISS.
We do not Sponge or Spot your Clothes and call It Dry CleamIa
WE DO ONLY FIRST CLASS WORKI
DRY CL.EANING PRESSING
Gets' Futs .......$1.00 to $L.S Gmts' Iats :....... to s I5
Goats' ('oats ....... .0 to .75 Goets' Pants ........ .
Gents' Pants ...... .60 Gats Coat ......
GeOts' Vests ....... .6 to .60 Gents' Vests ....... .
Gents' Overcoats .... 75 to 1.50 Gents' Overcoats ... .e to I
Ladies' Salts ....... 1.00 to .00 Ladles' ulits ....... IMo J
Ladles' Coats ......... 0 to .7" ladies' kirts ...... J Is
ladles' Skirts ..... .75 to 1._ý ! Ladies' Coats ...... .3 to iJ
Ladles' Watsta ..... .50 to 1.O0 Ladies' Waists ..... .i
We Clean and Dye Fabries, 8l!lk Laces, Woolen, C ettsm Corstas,
Rug~, Po.-tiers- and Gloves.
All Work 'guaranteed
Rev. P. H. Pontaine. paster M. ZL
church, holds services at Wesler
chapel on morning and afternoon of
first Sunday, and at the Unteo
church, St. Joseph, on the night et
the first Sunday and morming san
night of the third Sunday.
Rev. Father Degnan of Vidalia says
mass at the Catholic chapel, St. Jo
seph, once a month, following an
Synopsis of Game Laws-Open Sea
1. Doves-From September 1 to
2. Wood or Summer Duck---e
tember I to March 1.
3. Teal Ducks-September 15 to
4. River Ducks--October 1 to
5. Coots or Poule D'eau-October
1 to lMarch 15.
6. Geese or Brant-October 1 to
7. Snipe-September 15 to April 1.
8. Turkey (cocks only)-Novem
ber 1 to April 15.
9. Quail-November 15 to March
10. Robins-November 15 to March
11. Deer (bucks only)-October 1
to January 1.
Limit of Bags in a Day:
15 of all other game birds.
2 bucks, and not more than five in
F. A A. M.
Masonic lodge meets at Newellte·
Masonic lodge meets at St. Joseph
on second Tuesday.
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