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WHAT BECOMES OF THE FLOATS
None of Them Are Ever Destroyed
and Many of Them do Service
Several Times Before Worn
New Orleans Picayune.
A party of representative citizens
from Houston on behalf of the mer
chants and business men have
purchased the Rex floats seen in yes
terday's procession for the sum of
$12,500. and these will be seen in the
hustling Texas city at the carnival
held there next October under changed
It has been a question very com
monly asked by the carnival visitor,
"What becomes of all these magnifi
cent art creations New Orleans people
generally designate as 'floats?' "
The floats seen here in New Orleans
are not thrown away, not dismantled
and cast aside into the garbage heap
as many of the uninitiated might sur
mise. It has been estimated that the
cost of the average Mardi Gras pa
geant is 820,000. It is impossible to
conceive the vast amount of artistic
ability and skill needed to design and
construct a pageant. It is also a
practical impossibility to construct
floats with any artistic merit anywhere
in this country outside of New Orleans.
When the city from the West, or in
faet, from any other section of the
country, buys a pageant outright in
New Orleans, it secures the very best
that is to be had in the market of the
entire world. And, moreover, at a
cost considerably below that of actual
production. Thus the building of
Mardi Gras floats In New Orleans is
becoming a business, just as the mak
ing of furniture or the manufacture of
shoes is a business.
Nor will the Rex floats be dis
mantled after they have been seen in
Houston. After they have served
their purpose there they will then pass
on into the hands of some small
country town or very likely even into
the hands of citizens of some other
city just as large but located in an
other section of the country. The
floats of any Mardi Gras pageant are
made out of a material, papier
maiche, which permits of retouching
and in some instances of rearrange
ment into different forms. Thus New
Orleans boasts about the only original
carnival floats to be found anywhere
in this country.
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Th. Story of Two Dollars.
The Bay City, 'Texas, Tribune
tolls the following pertinent
A man in Ashland had two
sliver dollars. The man sent one
of them to a Kansas City mail
order house for twenty pounds
of sugar and the dollar went into
the isfe of Squeets Sawbuck &
Co., and where the man never
saw it forever.
'This was the story of one
The other dollar he sent to a
home merchant. It was a little
old, blackened, worn dollar, and
at irst the merchant didn't
know whether to take it or not,
but filly decided to do so, as
he figured that if the bank
would not take it he would pass
it on the home editor who would
be glad enough to take anything
.bst zesumbled a dollar. So he
saib his goods and paid the
dollar to the editor. The editor
bought a slit of underwear with
'th4dair, and the people read
hi. slwlg editorials and mar
valpiL Th. merchant wilo got
tais the editor gave it
Mala e for Axing the side
eat of his store. The
It to a doopr for
larhis i lk ohil. The
to **- boy who
deesm - the boy
. i mr of mit
ý wbs piM
4, alie pi
editor had recovered from the
shock of receiving two dollars
in one week, the man who bought
the goods in the first place came
in and he paid it to him for a
load of cobs he had bought six
With one dollar he bought
twenty pounds of sugar. With
the other he had bought goods,
paid the editor, fixed the side
walk, doctored a sick child, cloth
ed a poor boy, paid a widow's
rent, warmed a church, and had
gotten his dollar back.
Moral-One dollar in circula
tion around Bay City is worth a
hundred in Squeers, Sawbuck &
Co's. safe in Kansas City.
Washington's birthday exer
cises at the Milton school were
largely attended and proved very
interesting. The morning was
devoted to regular school work
and the patrons seemed much
pleased with the exhibits of class
work. The patriotic exercises
in the afternoon were thoroughly
Last week was devoted to pre
paration for seed planting day,
which was Thursday. when at two
o'clock one hundred . children
were each given in turn four
packages of flower seeds and it
is expected that the school
ground will be aglow with color
before the school term closes.
Mr. J. Lester Dillon, principal
of the school spent Saturday
and Sunday of carnival week
with Georgia friends in New Or
r Monday at 2 p. m. the church
- at Mauriceville was the scene of
the happy marriage of Mr. B. B.
Sellers and Miss Cora Monty.
Numbers of friends gathered to
witness the ceremony and the
wedding ball at Miss Monty's
I home at Milton was a brillant and
auspicious occasion. The bride
was prettily gowned in a soft,
clinging robe of ivory white silk
inserted with lace. In her
bridal robes she made a picture
of dainty, girlish beauty. She
carried a shower bouquet of
bride's roses and asparagus
fern. Hearty congratulations
and best wishes are offered to
the young people by their large
circle of friends.
The Teachers' Institute in
Lafayette on Friday and Satur
day was attended by Mrs. Dillon
and Miss Harper who returned
to Milton on Monday morning.
Miss R. LaRue, of Warrens
burg Mo., who has been serving
as assistant in the Milton school
has sent inherresignationand ex
pects to return to her Missouri
home the latter part of March.
R. C. Bourque visited his
father at Milton on Saturday.
Mr. Laurent Bodoin visited
friends in Lafayette on Saturday.
Galbert Bourque spent Friday
in Lafayette on business and
February 1, 1906.
The Police Jury met this day in
regular session with the following
members in attendance: M. Billeaud,
Jr., presiding; Cornelius Spell, J. A.
Begnaud, J. H. Connolly, L. G.
Breaux, Albert Theal, P. R. Landry,
Valery Boudreaux, and J. E. Mouton.
An ordinance to regulate public
balls given in the Parish of Lafayette,
to levy a license and to impose a pen
alty for violation of the same.
Section 1. Be it ordained by the
Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette
in regular session assembled, that a
Ueass of $100, for the year one thous
and nine hundred and six, Anno
Domini, and for every subsequent
, be and is hereby levied and
posed n any pswson who will give
a public ba~lg, wher ee people are per
ui~d o an eo Lae fcir the e purpose
of inmlu oterwseamusn
, on pain an entrance
e oasy, or on ing a eompen
satn Oet sem oe where any
Ihld st or where any refrssent
eestao2 t Be Bi tfrther ordalaed,
the ,,Y perassa
inK the said ball shall apply to the
constable of his ward or to the sheriff
of the parish, and request him to
appoint and send one of his deputies
to attend and he present at said ball.
Section 4. Be it further ordained,
that the constable or deputy sheriff
mentioned in the preceding section
shall preserve order and peace. and
see that the License Liquor and the
Gambling Laws are not violated at
and around the premises, when said
public ball is given.
Section 5. Be it further ordained,
that the persor by whom said public
ball is given, shall pay cash to said
constable or deputy sheriff a fee of
$5 for each and every ball given, over
and above the amount paid for his
* Section (. He it further ordained.
that whoever shall give or allow to be
given a public ball on his premises,
without having complied with the first
and the other sections of this ordi
nance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor
and on conviction before a competent
court shall pay a fine of not less than
$50 and not more than $100, and in
default of payment of said fine and
costs, shall be imprisoned in the
parish jail not more than ninety days
at the discretion of the judge.
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