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STIE 5OUTHERN SENTINEL.
a VOT TO THE INTrSS O NORTH LOUISIANA AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. Subcrvpsm Oe Dr per Yer. Cash in Advance
s; No. 13. WiNNFIELD, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 30, 1904. Price 5 Cents.
Qtple Separated by the
Baton Rouge Advocate,
g of a new lot of prisoners
from .different parts of
has this to say of one
W. Simpson, of Or
pprish, convicted of man
and sentenced to serve
in the state's prison, is
wo years old. Simpson
.wife about his age and
r daughter 11 years old.
wifee and daughter visited
and and father on Sun
he was transferred to
ite's prison the following
This was no doubt
fat meeting on earth, and
couple knew it, and
s much as possible to forget
t and go back with
ory to other and better
their married life, which
fifty years back; the
they used to sing in
ble home in the moun
fold Virginia were fresh
;:minds, and the wife pro-'
ta the convict husband that
some of the old songs
ago, and without waiting
wer from the husband,
ken old woman be
voice, mellow with age,
'Way Down Upon the
River,' and as she began
line her husband join
--lb singing, while their
a.Aghter sitting next to:
ed her head and cried
-- The singing of the old1
racted ;.he attention of
and the prisoners in
11 of whom gathered as
ld -couple as possible
eagerly to the song
the singers. They
their old songs which
ag many times during
lives, and just before
leave they sang 'Home,
.' That song, though
every clime, was
more sweetly, and
lines of that beau
were sang by this
every prisoner and
had -his handker
eyes, and this time
* who naw them cry.
than h.'um"a could
that pitiful old
to bi parted for lifi:
ainging as thoegh
their own bome.
- le rose and with
into each othee
h , whose ea ares
emgrht her ik
Y' io ;:
8isb-~-b ~L It
A True Gentleman.
"I beg your pardon," and with
a smile and a touch of his hat,
Harry Edmond handed to an old
man, against whom he accidently
stumbled, the cane which he had
knocked from his hand. "I hope
I (lid not hurt you. We were
playing too roughly."
"Not a bit," said the old man,
cheerily. Boys will be boys, and
it's best they should be. You
didn't harm me."
"I'm glad to hear of it," and
lifting his hat again, Harry
turned to join the playmates with
whom he had been frolicking at
the time of the accident.
" What do you raise your hat to
that old fellow for?" asked his
companion, Charley Gray. He's
only Giles the huckster."
"That makes no difference,"
said Harry. "The question is
not whether he is a gentleman,
but whether I am one."
He Was Satisfied.
The Minneapolis Tribune tells
us of a planter who employed a
negro to work some of his land
during the last year on shares.
On account of the high price of
cotton the negroe's half of the
proceeds amounted to $1,600.
The planter knew that it would
ruin any Afro-American to get
such a sum of money, and decid
ed that half of it is enough.
Upon further reflection the con
viction grew upon him that $800
would ruin any negro in the
world, so he cut the sum in half
again, and piling four hundred
shining silver dollars on his desk,
sent for the negro and said he
was ready to settle. The man
fairly gasped at the amount of
wealth in sight..
"Fo' Gawd, Boss," he said.
"Is dat money all ours?"
"Well, den, divide it in two
piles, and you take youah half
and I'll take mine."
Land Values Enhanoed.
Several years ago Hon. A. K.
Clingman, who had a small nurs
ery at Homer, decided to. move
to Keithville on ariount of the
superior shipping advantages of
that town. At that time there
was very little fruit of any kind
grown in the neighborhood, and
land was worth about $ per acre.
Now land is considered cheap at
$20 and $2M an acre, and nearly
every fanner there has a good
orchard, and many have large
oes that are beginning to yield
them handsome returns. 'One
day two weeks age there were
two ear loads of early June
peaches ltpped from Keithville
to Northern citiesi which brought
their wner handsoam returns.
Why cn - we not do the .ame?
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A LITTLE FUN IN
A Week's Hard Work Is
Wound Up With a
Took Advantage of Dupre's Joke
and Boasted the High Com
mission of Fifteen.
Baton Rouge, La., June 26.
To the average citizen the pro.
ceedings in the legislature grow
monotonous after the first week
or so, and from the appearance
of many of the members of thc
House this session has grown
monotonous to them. Ever3
member who can do so slips ofi
at every opportunity and. either
goes home for a day or so or visite
friends as other places in ordei
to get a "fresh breath."
This city is deserted today, sc
far as the members of the legis
lature is concerned. The 'earlI
morning train carried down a
large number, and those who did
not go to New Orleans to spen(]
Sunday went home. The stren
uosity of the numerous sessionm
Friday has disgusted a number ol
the country members with public
life. They found that, although
the work might be light in the
early part of the session, it was
possible for the calendar to gel
congested and continued sessions
held. The adjournments from
Friday noon to Monday night are
a thing of the past, so far as thh
session is concerned. -It is doubt
ful whether either the House o,
Senate will adjourn before Satur
day night this week, as there is
still an immense amount of work
before the General Assembly.
The all-day session Friday will
be memiriat in the history of
this General Assembly. There
were-things done and there were
things lets undone winch have
never .before entered into the
hlstory of the House. Never, in
recent years, has a quiet little
game been carried on at one of
the back desks. It was just to
kill time, but it caused the Hon.
T. J. Kernan to rise up and ofer
the following resolution, which
was adopted with cheers.
"Whereas the Constitution de.
olaes giamblitg to be a vice; and
"'Whereas certain citizens of
Louislasa are addicted to said
"Wlmeas, both mid vice and
said etiseas should be suppres
ed; therefore be it
"Resolved by the General As
aenbly of the State of Louisiana,
That gambling within 100 feet of
lhe Speaker's stand is prohibited
-ad shall begpushable by a fine
_$1~,000,000, without benefit of
The4a' the afternoon, when
tdve ofense man would-have
ea s t to kill the most
o~ il+ia the smiling
lie. Joseph r flyams
Fil is ranSt
-' vr py
that the Honorable Speker of
the House be instructed to order
the Sergeant-at-Arlms to produce
the body of the said Joseph Hy
anms immediately and at once, if
Mr. Hyams was found by the
Sergeant-at-Arms, but pleaded
that he had a large amount of
committee work which needed
his attention and he was excused
And at-night, when the House
was vainly waiting for a quorum,
and Sergeant-at-Arms Ryan was
chasing up dark streets looking
for men to come in and vote,
Garland Dupre offered the fol
lowing resolution, which was
adopted under a suspension of
"Whereas, Hton. Thomas Ker
nan has long been recognized as
the silver-tongued orator of
Baton Rouge; and
"Whereas, after a day of labor
and debate, it is meet and proper
that our proceedings be brought
to.a close by some remarks by the
distinguished Representative from
the Parish of East Baton Rouge;
"Resolved, That Hon. Thomas
J. Kernan be invited to deliver
an address to the House on the
'Dignity of Labor and the High
Price of Putty,' and that a com
mittee of three be appointed to
escort Mm to the Speaker's ros
Judge Kernan rose, and within
three minutes Mr. Dupre proba
bly wished he had kept quiet.
Such a terrific roasting as he re
ceived from the Representative
from East Baton Rouge has
seldom been heard on the floor of
the House. Everyone knew that
everything that was said was in
the utmost good nature and
laughed. In his remarks Judge
Kernan repeatedly referred to
Dupre as "my young friend,
Dupre, late of St Landry, but
promoted to the parish of Orleans,
who I have known from infancy."
Mr. Hughes, of Orleans, tried
to put an end to the -'roast," de
claring that Mr. Kernan's re.
marks had nothing to do with the
subject of the high price of putty
or the dignity of labor.
After finishing Dupre, Mr. Ker
no. opened up the on Committee
6f Fifteen, or as hes poke of it as
"The High Commission of Fif
teen." His remarks on this sub
ject were greeted with cheers,
but were not appreciated by some
of the members who were there.
The plan to hold a quorum at
the session Friday was adopted by
Mr. Dupre and Mr, Johnson sev
eral weeks ago. At that time
they promised Speaker ~nyder
that when a quorum was needed
to clear the calendar they would
see that it was there. And there
would have been a quorum there
that night had it not been forgot.
tea that there is a ferry-boat run
ning across the river. Many of
the members remembered it and
made their escape.
Daok Up Your Town.
4 Texa editor coate-ds that
"the sorriest cuss on earth is the
cuss that site around and cusses
lb tows.". To this he adds:
lifwe -ied satride th north
kib - t ~u. it homde , and
s*i bestt oup: If wp
THE SAME STORY;
RAPE AND A LYNCHING.
Negro Pays the Penalty
for Outraging a Help
less White Girl.
IT WAS AN
Majority of Men In the County
Take Part in the Lynching
Europa, Miss., June 26.-At -
10 o'clock this (Sunday)morning
under.a blazing summer sky, the
negro rapist, Starling Dunham,
was hanged by a mob in the
square at Europa, Miss. He
died slowly by strangulation, and
when taken down, about an hour
later, was turned over to his
negro relatives at this place for I
burial. Later on, the body, in a
casket, was opened to the gaze of
the public on the principal street 4
of the town. The whole lynch
ing was done in the most orderly
manner and resembled to a large 4
extent the legalized hangings.
Not a shot was fired during the
day, and in the afternoon the
large crowd had dispersed and 1
only a few of the more curious I
hung about the coffin and discuss
ed the affair. The little daugh- 1
ter of John Wilson, who was one
of the children outraged by the
brute, placed the noose about his
neck and afterwards led the large
black stallion on which the ne
gro was seated from under him.
Her father, stepmother, and
little brother were with her on
the scene. The three Dunn
caildren, all girls, on whom the
negro also attempted rape, were
also present with their parents,
but viewed the hanging from a
distance, taking no active part in
This morning Sheriff Cooper
was called upon early by a small
posse, who after chasing him
about a hundred yards, forced
him to give up the keyes
of the jail. The negro was then
taken out and (quietly brought to
Eupora. While the lynching was
conducted perfectly in the open, i
with no attempt at concealment,
there is not the slightest chance '
of any indictments following it. ]
No jury could be found in the 4
country for such a case, and, in I
fact, nearly every available jury- I
man was present at the hanging,
and therefore disqualified from
sitting in judgement. The senti
ment here is that the community
is to be congratulated at having
got rid,of ,the brute in such a
peaceable fashion. In other
wards, it is felt to be a very nice
sort of a lynching party. There
was at one time quite a strong
sentiment in favor of burning,
but cooler counsels prevailed.
Roosevelt and Farbanks. ]
The National Republhcan Con
vention at Chicago last Thursdyy I
nominated President Roosevelt
and Senator Fairbanks of India
na for president and vice-presi
dent respectively. There were
no other candidates before the]
conventi.n and the nominations1
were made as previoly arrmhged.
Neither of the nomie were
present- whent they r nomiu.
JIM MARTIN HURT.
A Log Rolled Over Him At
Wednesday morning at 6::;
o'clock Dr. I. E. Siess received ia
message from Dr. E. L. Drum
uond at Calvin calling him in
consultation over an accident
which had occurred at the Dallas
Lumber Company's mill there.
Dr. Siess we:.t up on the i, o'clock
L. & A. passenger and assistsc
Dr. Prunmmond in setting anl
dressing the right leg of .lim
Martin, which had been broken
by a log rolling over it.
Martin was rolling a log on the
carriage and his canthook broke
or slipped. This caused him' to
fall and the log rolled on him.
He managed to keep it from rol
ling over his body by holding it
with his handls. The ankle was
crushed and the bone of the leg
was broken above the ankle. A
boy, who was assisting Mr.
Martin, was also bruised son.
bat not seriously injured.
Glen Ella News.
Special to The Sentinel.
Glen Ella, June 26.-Every
thing in this section seems to be
quiet and moving along nicely.
Crops are looking very well up
to date. Several nice rains re
cently cause the farmers to wear
H. E. Hlardtner is moving on
north with his railway. He is
building a corral two miles fur
Mr. Honett is buying sheep in
this section for the Vicksburg
market. JHe bought 127 head at
one time from Mr. Eubanks.
Lightning struck a tree near R.
C. Benson's gate on the 21st and
killed 7 head of cattle, 4 milchl
cows and 3 oxen.
Aldmon McNaughton captured
a rattlesnake yesterday which
measured 5 1-2 feet in length.
This section is being supplied
with plenty of buggies by ped
dlers. I hope everybody will be
able to take a ride.
I am informed that there will
be a big dinner at Castor Sulphur
Spring near Olla on the Fourth.
There will be fish-frying. base
ball and a big dance. Let every
body go and have a good time.
A New Gin.
H. J. Perkins is putting in a
new gin and grist mill on Jones
street and will be ready.r f work.
within the next few weeks. The
plant he is putting in is new anh
can gin fifteen bales of cotton
per day. This is a needed entezr
prise and doubtless will be giveir
all the ginning and grinding with.
in reach of Winnfield.
A seevere wind storm struck
Winnfleld at 5 o'clock Wednes
day evening and for half an hour
blew a gale. A tree was biown'
down on the house occupied b.
Mrs. D. Porter and the galler;
was smashed, but further than
this no damage was done that has
BAILEY FOR CONGRESS..L
Re-pubulicans ay Ofer BHim
The Nomination. 4
Shreveport, La., June 29.
There is talk among the leading
Republicans here of nominatng
B. W. Baile of WinnIih for
congress from this district.
-Ther are two other prominent
me being aientioned in connee
ios with the nomination. A
ouwmeation will be called ~by
hau~QOqhealat wakch the