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Louisiana Press Association--21st
In our last issue we desci ibed our
visit to Avery's Island and .t,
Mines; in this we propose to con
elude our relation of the series of
pleasant events which characterr&md
our short stay among the hospitable
people of New Iberia.
Wednesday evening the members
of the association were given a grand
receptiou by the Attakap. Cub, a
social organization recently started
but which numbers among its mew
bcrthip the best and most progres.
) lve citizens of the place. The re
ception was held in the rooms of the
club, just elegantly fitted up in the
moat approved style, and it was here
that the "pencil pushers" met and
became really acquainted with their
hosts, the chivalrous men and the
beautiful women of the city.
Au address of welcome on behalf
of the club was delivered by Mr.
Dunbar, which was fuedowed by ocal
• and instrumental music by some
talented ladies among the entertain
ers. The Hon. Waiter J. Burke, one
of the lending attorneys of the plate,
> then delivered on address on behalf
i of the Board of Tiade, also weicum
ing the visitors.
During the course of the evening
fair damsels with bewitching grace
served refreshments to the enchanted
At a late hour the guests retired,
i chat med with the royal reception ex
tended them by the Attakapas Club
and wishing special blessings to its
members and a lcg and successful
existence to the spenudd organization
For Thursday a steamboat excur.
sion down the romantic layou Teche
was arranged. Shortly after 8
> o'c.oek the shrill steam whi-tie of the
staunch Steamer Saccharine began
summoning the pleasule-acekers to
her inviting quarters, and when she
steamed from her landing at 9
o'clock, headed down stream, she had
Sas fine a cargo of gay and light
h) earted humanity as ever trod her
deck. The members of the enter
taming committee and the ladies and
gentlemen of New Iberia who accom
panied the "Press people" gracousey
saw to the comfort and pleasure of
their guests, and spared no pains to
make the trip, enjoy able in itstef,
one of unsurpassed pleasure.
As the Saccharine g ided down
stream, the visitors viewed witu eager
expectancy the shifting sceuney
- which met the eye on all sides. On
either side of the bayou the land
gently -lopes down to its banks
which are stail franged in places with
uwarf cypresses, now in the fre.-l
'vrdure of their new spiring gaib,
while here and there "'the statei
monarch of the forest," the wide
spreading live oak, lifts up his form
in imposing grandeur and extends
his mighty arms over the water's
edge, as though to shelter the pass.
ing bosman from the burning rays
of the mid day sun, as in the days of
yore when that "maiden who waited
*i.d wandered, lowly and meek in
spirit, and patieutly suffering ail
things," gentle Evangeiine, with
wisttul eyes, searched around for her
missaing Gabriel, 'whose image was
within .her heart, clothed in the
beauty of love and youth, as last she
Cultivated fields now smile where
once reigned the somberness of the
'.forest primeval", and stately plan
tation mansions and imposing sugsr
factories, dotting the banks of the
bayou at short intervals, bear witness
to the march of modern progress and
advanucement. An air of thrift, push,
and energy seems to pervade every
where on the plantations. Even the
little darkies who ran to the bayou
side to see the boat go by displayed
more energy than usual.
Past Jeanerette with her busuing
aind whirring saw mills on the bayou
Sbanks we went, down to Adeline
factory, belonging to Oxnard &
Sprague, where we landed. Here
through the courtesy of the managers
we were shown through the facetory
which is one of the best modern
equipped factories in the State.
Back on the boat, she resumed her
return trip which was not lees inter
esting than the down trip. Lounch
was aerged and much enloyed by all.
Thanks to mine kind host, Mr. R. S.
Mc3ahon, who was indefatigable in
his efforts to minister to the pleasunre
and comfort of the guests, ye scribe
wsoanted for nothing, all his wants
being abundantly supplied.
Thursday night the association
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I. hd its concluding session. Appro
pr:ate, re.olutioun wire adopted a
*"Your -nommittee on Resolut'ons
rei,eetfultv reports that cnsisetkricg
the delightful entertai.m:'nt rtceihed1
by the m.lbers of Ithe Ass(ciaiio,,
during oar pres.ent sessi-.i Ii the
beautiful, enterprising, pr'gretslive
alnd sueccesafl city of New lb. ria,
and aup,,reciating as we i,, the inte.r
estii:g excurs:-,u to Avery's Island
and our visit to the Salt M.ines more
than 500 feet below the level of the
wrters of the Gulf. where we saw the
mines at work, bringing out tons
upon tons of the purest salt known
to the markets of the world and alt
prepared on the spot into the various
forms required for its direct consump
tion; enjoying then the delightful
hospitality of Hon. Dudley Avery
and the members of his family, in
cluding the luncheon on the :awn on
the grounds about his picturesque
plantation mansion; enjoying and
appreciantng as we do the charming
reception given to us by the Attaka
pas Club in the new Club House;
and again appreciating the delightful
excursion given us down the Teche,
whose vision of seeking Gabriel and
saddened Evangeline came to us
from every tree and flower enclosed
We report for your consideration
the following resolutions :
Resolved, that the Louisiana Press
Assuciation in Convention assembled
tenders its thanks to the City Coun
cil of New Iberia, for the invitation
to holl our session in their beautiful
city; to the Southern Pacific Com
pany for the trausportatton and ex
cursiouns so cordially tendered to the
Association; to General Avery and
family for the charming reception
given to us at Avery's Island; to the
Attakapas Club for the delightfuI
reception given us in its new Club
rooms, Including the exquisite music
provided by the leading young ladies;
to Captain and olficers of the Steam.
er "Sacchar.ne" for their great care
and courtesy in handling our party
during the excursion on the Teebhe;
to the ladies and gentlemen of the
several committees in New Iberia,
who so- assiduously lalored to pro
mete the comfort of all our members;
to Messrs. Oxnard and Sprague for
their courtesy in showing us their
splendid Adeline sugar house.
The committee on Memorial reso
lutionq, then made the following
report which was adopted by a rising
Since the last annual meeting, this
Association has sustained an irrepara
ble lose in the death of one of its
moost prominent founders, Mrs. Ella
Bentley, of Donaldaonville ChieL
We can scarcely recall a meeting of
the Association that was not graced
with her ever cheerful presence.
Often did she give noble inspirations
to the membership by her alwa3 s
brilliant and instructive expressions
of thought and of heart. No more
dutiful and loving daughter, sister,
wife and mother ever lived than this
devoted and complete woman. Next
to those near and dear to her, did she
hold the Louisiana Press Association,
whose organization she continually
strove to strengthen and extend; and
appreciating her merits, her talents
and her virtues, the Association took
pride in keeping her for many years
in the V ice Presidential chair. Had
she lived till this moment, our lovable
friend would have completed the
twentieth year of her active member
ship in the Association. In contem
plating the departure from oar midst
and from this earth of this grgcious
friend, we feel the inadequacy of
words to express our heartfeat sor
Be it therefore Resolved, that we
tender to the bereaved husband, Past
I'resident Bentley, to the daughter
nd the son, naturally absent from
this meeting, and to other near rela
tives, our unmeasured sympathy in
an affliction in which we feel included.
Be it further Resolved, that a copy
of the foregoinguC suitably drawn up
be transmitted by the Secretary to
the family of the lamented deceased.
Then followed the election of of
icersa list of whom is given else
where, and the convention was ad
journed, all the visitors departing
highly pleased with the royal wel
come and hospitable treatment ex
tended them by the lberans.
The writer ws hospitably enter
tained iu the home of Mr. and Mr.
B. S. McMahoo who spared no pains
to make his visit one of pleasure ansod
joy, and to those who know thes
good people he need not add that
they succeeeded ,dmirablv in their
purpose. He shall ever cherish his
visit to them as one of pleasant
events of his life.
Of teresst to ~Parters.
We are in receipt of the report of
the Weather Bureau for April from
wnhich we reproduce the following
item which will prove of interest to
planters especally those along the
line of the free delivery service :
Thibodaux, LaL, being the terminus
of a rural free delivery service of the
post omice department a special effort
is being made to secure the service
of the postmaster or some other r-eli.
able public spirited person at that
potot to oooperate with the Weather
Bureau and give the farmers to the
vicinity the full beaefit of the Weath
er Bureau foreast.
The Bureau proposes to send the
dalay fonrcasts to Thibodaux by
be egraph at Governmeunt expense
and to furnish a logotype outfit for
use in printing copies thereot Upon
receipt of the message the cooperat
ing displayman wsil be expected to
'set up" the rubber type words to
express the iuformation it contains
in a hd ller furnished for the purpose
a:•nd printed by the Bureaunn, and m;uil
one to each planter or farmer on the
rural fhwe deliver' routos.
This nithon ofldisseminating Waath-.
er Burean foreca.ts and warnings is
not ;ew. It has been in ope.ration
in this State and to a grederor r less
extent in all Suitates of the Unionl for
'everal vear-, and today there
are cowmp-rat've'y few post
olice.s in th.- couutry having a daily
mail service that are not furuished
postal cazd cipies of the weather
It is especially desired, however,
to extend the system over all rural
free deliver) mail routes, since that
service provides the means of plac
ing the daily forcast directly into tbe
hands of the individual farmer.
O.mferring about Bayou Lafourche.
In the notes fr.m Baton Rouge in
last Tuesday's Daily States, we And
this item :
-Col. T. G. Sparks, president of the
Atchafalaya levee board, and Mr. V,
Maurwn of the Lafourche levee board,
Attorueys 0. U. Pruvosty and John
Maiks, representing these boand, Sen.
atg Will Price of the Lafourche die.
taict, Congrveman Broussard and As.
aistaut State Engineer Perilliat held
a conference her yesterday with re
ferenee to conditions on the La
fourche. These gentlemen, represent.
iug vast property interests in that
district, are anxious to promote some
plan by which the lands lying
along the bayou may be made im
mune against overflow. In his meu
sage Gov. Foster devotes considers.
ble space to the subject. Nothing
defiulte was agreed at the conference
yesterday, except that it was decided
that the tul muembirship of each of
the levee board should meet in joint
session here next Monday to discuss
the subject matter at length. Both
State and congressional action will
burtequired to carry out the plans
which the gentlemen here have in
*'Louislana is now as soiid as an
utter absence of any regard for the
peopie's will can make her. No oth.
er party but that of the dominant
ring can ever get on to the official
ballot hereafter. None but the dem.
ocratic party polled twenty per cent
of the votes in the last election, and
consequently the Wimberly republi
cans, the poplists and the fusion re.
publicans are forever ruled oil.
What a happy, happy political con
dltiou for a State to be in! All parties
throttled but one, and it in the hands
of a merciless labor-saving machine.'
Thus wails the Indepeadeat Observer
ovet the result of the election.
Pity, is it not, that they could not
poll twenty per cent of the vote cast ?
The people should have thought of
it, and saved the saints. But, the
heartless people, they are so cruel
The first communion of children
took place last Wednesday at Lt.
Joseph's Church. There was a large
number of first communicants, and
the ever isteresting ceremony was as
usual solemn and impressive. If any
thing, it was more imposing than
usual, on account of the much larger
number of youthful communicants,
the children of last year's first com
munion also taking communion in a
body last Wedneaday morning, pre
paratory to receiving conflrmation
Cres Chills wlithout medilae. If it falls
we retnn1 your monej. s160,000 to back our
guarantee. A sure prevensasive. I jour
druggist doss not keep the Dr. Kla Chili
"ad we wrill mail you on on receipt of prce*
=1.60. THK Die. £1240 UMilU.L PAD Uo.,
Meemphis. Tena. s-1
The old Confederate veterans will
hold their reunion in oar midst
today. Grand preparations have
been made for the occasion and the
prospect for a large attendance is
The Daughters of the Confederacy
will minister to the material comforts
of the "old vets" and wreare sore
nothing will be wanting.
Gen. F. F. Nicholls is to be the
orator of the day, and the old sol
diers will be glad to greet the gallant
The SNTIsL wishes the old aol.
diers a most cordial welcome in the
name of our people.
The weather permitting, tbere will
be fine sport to-morrow at Bayou
Lafourche Central Park, near Laba
dieville, for lovers of fne borses.
There will be a variety of races,
eight iqall, with fine purses attached.
and boat excursions run by the
Steamers Louisiana and . Pelican
from Donaldsonvil e and Lockport
The Louisiana will leave Donald
so-ville at 7 o'clock a. m. and the
Pelican, Lomkport at 7.30 o'clock,
both returning after the races.
Din't mise the fun.
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The tot al Eclipse.
As our readers are well aware
there will be a total eclipse of the
sun on Monday, May 28th, visible in
The Department of Agriculture
furnishes in tha report of the Weath
er Bureau soloe interesting data on
tbhis important coming event. The
report says :
"We print on this page a chart
showing that portion of the path oc
totality (field within which the sun
P E ' ,Eq.
tu ic:.e,,. * rr - Iar e a
will be completely obscured) which
passes over Louisiana; Mississippi,
and Alabama.. The track of the
moon's shadow is about 55 miles in
width, enters the United States over
the parishes of St. Mary and Terre
bonne, La., and extends thence
northeastward across the States of
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,
Georgia, South Carolina. North Caro
lina, and out to tea near Norfolk,
Should the sky he clear dunng the
early forenoon of May 28th, the first
contact of the eclipse may be seen at
places within the path of totahty in
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama
at times ranging from 6.21 a. m. to
9.35 a. m., and the last contact will
be at times ranging from 8.37 a. m.
to 8.57 am. But, while there will
be more or less of the sun's face
hidden behind the moon during
this whole period of from two hours
and fifteen to two hours and twenty
two minutes, the period of total
obscurity lasts not more than one
and one half minutes and occurs at
places covered by the 55-mile-wide
track at times varying from 7.27 a.
m. to 7 32 a. m.
Some of the principal cities and
towns lying within the track and at
which the total eclipse may be oh-.
served are :
IAt Louisiana : Honms, Thibo
di3u, Napoleonville, New Orleans,
all points on the Southern Pacific
Railroad east of Franklin, all points
on the Texas and Pacific Railroad
and Y. & M V. Railroad south and
east of St. James and Convent, res
pectively; on the Illinois Central
Railroa ·t ooh of Lake Maurepas, on
the N. O. & N. E R. R 'south of
Nicholson, on the New Orleans and
Pt. Jackson Railroad and New Or
leans and Southern north of Diamond
and Pointe a ia Baclh respectively,
and all points on the L. & N. Rail
road as far east as the State line."
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