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THE DONALDSONVILLE CHIF.
A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper-Published very Saturday-Subscription Price, $2 a Year. VOLUME LI. A URDA DONALDSONVILLE, LA., S URDAY, JUNE 17, 1922. NUMBER 44. Wait ' Wait! FOR THE BIG MONEY SAVING EVENT MOST WONDERFUL SALE EVER OFFERED THE BUYING PUBLIC STARTING ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24, AND LASTING FOR TEN DAYS THE NEW BARGAIN STORE J. "WEILL, Proprietor Second Block From T. & P. Depot. A Little Out of the Way, But It Will Pay You to Come to Our Store POLICE JURY PROCEEDINGS. Parish Refunding and Third Road District Bonds Sold at Premium. Donaldsonville, La., June 14, 1922. Pursuant to the resolution adopt ed at the regular meeting held on Wednesday, May 10, 1922, the police jury met in special session this day, with president W. B. Stuart presid ing and the following members pres ent: G. ',. Reuss, .1. Clarence Le Blanc, C. H. Landry, Si., Henry S. Martin, W. B. Stuart, Lester E. Wright, J.. Yve Landry and M. S. Eby. Absent---Augustin Corbo and C. F. Sibley.' On motion of Mr. Reuss, seconded by Mr. C. H. Landry, Sr., andi carried, the reading of the minutes of the last meeting was dispensed with and . e. said r-minutes were approved. President Stuart explained that according' to the resolution adopted at the meeting of May 10, the pur pose of this meeting was to receive bids for the .purcha'se' olf the parish refunding and Third Road D)istrict bonds, canvass the returlis of the special election held in Road District No. 6 on June 13, 1922, and for the transaction of such other busins: as might come before the body. It being 11 o'clock a. m., Mr. Wright moved that bids for the pur chase of the bonds be now opened. The motion wais seconded by Mr. Martin and unanimously carried. Bids were opened and read as fol lows: For Parish Refunding Bonds. Caldwell and ('o., liirmingham, Ala., two bids for i per cent bonds. One $57,142.50 and a'icru'ed inter est, and payment of fee of attorney for approving bondls. The other Iid, $57,712.50 and accrued interest, and payment of fee of :attorney for ap proving bond, with the undiertand ing that the funds are to be de.posited in the Bank of Ascension. Hibernia Sencuriltis Companyi Inc., of New Orleans, twyo bids. (ne for 6 per cent bonds, par and a pirmium of $2350 and accrued inte .'st, fur nish blank bonds and pay fee of at torney for approving bonds. Funds to be deposited in [t:iank of Ascen sion without interest. Other bid, for 514 per cent boniis, par antl premium of $450 and ace'rued interest, fur nish blank bondsl, aind pay fee of at toxney for aplproving; bondl~l. Funds to be deposited in Hank of Ascension without interest. M. W. Elkins & Co., Little Rock, Ark. For 6 per cent bI:lids, pari and accrued interest to date. If permit ted to designate depository guaran tee of 4; per cent interest n,: daily balances. W. L. Slayton & C(., Toledo, Ohio. For 6 per cent Iondils, $59,975.40 with accrued interest to date of de livery; pay for the printingf of the bonds and pay fee of aitolrney for approving same. Interstate Trust and Banking Com pany, New Orleans. lFor 6 per cent bonds, palr and a'ccired it'terest andl premium of $22i00i. T'h Interstate Trust and Banking. (Comlp:ny to he made depository of' the funds. Third Road District Bonds. Hibernia Securi. ies ('ompany, Inc., New Orleans, two hids. One for 6 Per cent bonds, :ar, premnium of $6650 and accrued intererst, furnish blank bonds :,,l; pay fee of attorney for approvig samie Fi'n.b to ht deposited in Bank of Astcnsion, with out interest. Other bid, for 4s per cent bonds, par, premium <. $2250 and accrued interest, furnl. blank bonds and pay fe(, of attorney for approving sami'. Funds to be de Posited in Bank of Ascension with out interest. Caldwell antd ('o., Birmingham, Ala., two bids. One. $S5,510 with accrued interest, an payment of fee of attorney for aippro\ing bonds. The other, $88,510 with ac.rued ii terest and paynient of fec of attor ney for approving, bnds. Bank of Ascension to be made depository of rM. W. Elkins & Co., Little Rock, Ark., par, premium of $1200 and ac reed interest. If permitted to se left depository, guarantee 4 i per nt iterest on daily balances. • Canal-Commercial Trust and Say SBank, New Orleans, two bids. For 6 per cent par, accrued interest and premium of $5864.50 furnish blank bonds and pay fee of attorney for approving same. Funds to be deposited in Bank of Ascension. For 5 . per cent bonds, par, accrued in terest and premium of $1300, fur ni:;h blank bonds and pay fee of at torney for approving bonds. Funds to be deposited in the Bank of As cension. Interstate Trust and Banking Com pany, New Orleans, par, accrued in terest and a premium of $2975, pro vided the Interstate Trust and Bank ing Company is made depository of the funds. After a careful 'consideration and general discussion of the several bids, the police jury reached the conclu sion that the bids of the Hibernia Securities Company. Inc., .i r ,ý F4 cent bonds of both issues: were the most attractive and best. Mr. Wright moved that the bid of the Hibernia Securities Company, Inc., for the $57,000 issue of parish ri-funding bonds, at 51/ per cent in terest, be accepted. The motioniwas ;seconded by Mr. Martin. Roll-call on the motion resulted as follows: Ayes-Stuart, Reuss, LeBlanc, C. H. Landry: Sr., Martin, Wright, J. Yve Landry and Eby. Nays-None. And the motion was declared adopted. Mr. Martin moved that the bid of the Hibernia Securities Company, Inc., for the $85,000 issue of Road District No. 3 bonds at 51/2 per cent interest, be accepted. The motion was seconded by Mr. Wright. Roll call on the motion resulted as fol lo s: Ayes-Stuart, Reuss, LeBlanc, C. H. Landry, Sr., Martin, Wright, .1. Yve Landry and Eby. Nays None. And the motion was declared adopted. The following oridnance was offer vd by Mr. Martin, seconded by Mr. J. Yve Landry: AN ORDINANCE To amend and re-enact an ordinance pro viding for the issuance and sale of bonds of the parish of Ascension, state of Louisiana, to the amount of fifty seven thousand ($57,000) dollars, au thorized by the property taxpayers of the parish of Ascension, state of Louis iana, at a special parish-wide election held in said pIarish on the 14th day of March, 1922; said bonds to bear in terest at the rate of six (6) per cent per annum, payable semi-annually. le it ordained by the police jury of the parish of Ascension, that the ordinance adopted by the police jury of the parish of Ascension, at the meeting of said police jury held on March 165, 1922, entitled an ordinance providing for the issuance and sahl of bonds of the parish of Ascension, state of Louisiana. to the amount of fifty seven thousand ($57,000) dollars, author ized by the projperty taxpayers of the par ish of Ascension, state of Louisiana, at a special parish-wide election held in said parish on the 14th day of March, 1922; ,.aid bonds to bear interest at the rate of :ix 4 6) per cent per annum, payable semi annually, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows: Section 1. Be it ordained by the police jury of the parish of Ascension, state of Louisiana. that the president and secretary of the police jury be and they are hereby authorized and directed to have prepared and execute in the name of the parish of Ascen sin., state of Louisiana, and for and in be half of said parish of Ascension, state of l,ouisiana, negotiable coupon bonds in the sum of fifty-seven thousand ($57,000) dol lars. raid issue shall consist of one hun dred and fourteen 1114) bonds, which shall all bear date of April 15, 1922, and shall be of the denominations of five hundred ($500) dollars each, and shall be numbered from C-i to C-114. both numbers inclusive. All of said bonds shall bear interest at the rate of five and one half (65) per cent per annum payable on the 16th day of October, S19)22 and semi-annually thereafter on the fifteenth day of April and October in each ye.ar. Said inetrest to be evidenced by in terest coupons attached to said bonds and said bonds shall become due and payable as follows, to-wit: C- 1 to C- 5 $2500 April 15, 1923 C- 6 to C- 8 1500 April 15, 1924 C(- 9 to C- 11 1500 April 15, 1925 C- 12 to C- 15 2000 April 16, 1926 C- 16 to C- 19 2000 April 15, 1927 C- 20 to C- 23 2000 April 16, 1928 C- 24 to C- 27 2000 April 165, 1929 C- 28 to C- 32 2500 April 15, 1930 C- 33 to C- 37 2500 , April 15, 1931 C- 38 to C- 42 2500 April 15, 1932 (- 43 to C-. 48 3000 April 15, 1933 ('- 49 to C- 54 3000 April 15, 1934 (- 55 to C- 60 3000 April 15, 1935 C- 61 to C- 67 3500 April 15, 1936 1'- 68 to C- 74 3500 April 15, 1987 '- 75 to C- s81 3500 April 16, 1988 C- 82 to C- 89 4000 April 15, 1989 C- 90 to C- 97 4000 April 15, 1940 C- 98 to C-105 4000 A~til 15, 1941 C-106 to C-114 4500 April 15, 1942 Section 2. Be is further ordained, etc., that said bonds, except as to number and date of maturity shall be substantially in the following form: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STATE OF LOUISIANA, PARISH OF ASCENSION. REFUNDING AND READJUSTING BONDS OF THE PARISH OF ASCENSION, LOUISIANA. KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that the parish of Ascension, one of the parishes of the state of Louisiana. and a pol' al subdivision of the state of Louisi ana or value received, hereby promises to pay bearer, on the fifteenth day of April, 19.. the sum of FIVE HUNDRED ($500) DOLLARS in gold -coin of the United States of the present standard of coinage, with in terest thereon at the rate of five and one half (5 %t) per cent per annum payable semi annually, on the fifteenth day of *October and April of each year upon presentation and surrender of the respective coupons hereto attached as same become due. The principal and interest of this bond are pay able at the office of....................in the city of .................. .. state of..... .......... or at the office of the treasurer of the par ish of Ascension, state of Louisiana, at Don aldsonville Louisiana, at the option of the holder. This bond is one of a series of one hun dred and fourteen (114) of like tenor, ex cept as to number and date of maturity, ag gregating fifty-seven thousand ($57,000) dollars, issued by the parish of Ascension. state of Louisiana, for the purpose of re adjusting, lefunding, extending and unify ing the outstanding general indebtedness of the parish existing January 1. 1921, in eluding the balances due on the first and second issues of parish road bonds issued under the authoity of section 4 of Article 281 of the constitution of 1913; under and by virtue of a.nd in strict compliance with the provisions of the constitution and1 statutes of the state of Louisiana, inclluding among others Article Fourteen of the con stitution of 1921 and Act 256 of the general assembly of the state of Louisiana for thc year 1910 and acts amen.atory thereof and supplementary thereto. And this bond. andsi the issue of which it is a part. was au thorized at an election duly and regularly held in the parish of Ascension, state of Louisiana, on Tuesday, March 14. 1922, an der the authority of the police jury of the parish of Ascension, state of Louisiana. It is hereby certified, recited and declar ed that all acts, conditions and things re quired to exist happen and be performed precedent to and in the issuance of this bond .ve existed, happened and been per formedin due time, form and manner as re quired by law: That the amount of this bond together with all other indebtedness of the parish of Ascension, state of Louisiana, does not exceed any limit prescribed by the con stitution and statutes of the state of Louis iana. It is hereby further certified And warrant ed that the police jury of the parish of As cension on behalf of said parish of Ascen sion, and under the authority of the elec tion duly and regularly held on Tueseday, March 14, 1922, has irrevocably set aside. pledged and dedicated to the payment of this bond in principal and interest, from the general parish alimony tax of four (4) mills authorized by the constitution and laws of the state of Louisiana, sixty-five 'one-hun dredths (65-100) of a mill for the years 1923 to 1942 inclusive, the avails of which tax, as collected, will be set aside as a trust fund and used for the purpose of retiring said bonds in principal and interest. In witness whereof, the police jury of the parish of Ascension, state of Louisiana. the governing authority of said parish of As cension, state of Louisiana, has caused this said bond to be signed for and in behalf of said parish of Ascension, by the president and secretary of the said police jury, and has catysed the corporate seal of said parish of Ascension, state of Iouisiana to be here to affixed, and the coupons hereto attached to hear fac-simile signatures of the said president and secretary. This bond to be dated the fifteenth day of April, 1922. . .............. ........... ....President. ................................ Secretary. Subjoined to said bonds shall be interest notes or coupons of the proper number to evidence the installment of interest to accrue ofma urty and number of cdupons shall be in the amount of thirteen dollars and seven ty-five cents ($13.75)). Said coupons shall be in substantially the following form: FORM OF COUPON On the fifteenth day of...............19..... the parish of Ascension, state of Louisiana will pay to the bearer thirteen dollars and seven ty-five cents ($13.75), at the office of the ................in the city of ............... state of........ ..........,... or at the office of the treasurer of the parish of Ascension, at Donaldsonville, Louisiana, at the option of the holder, being six months interest then due on said bond of said parish of Ascen sion, dated April 15, 1922. .................. ................ President. ---------..................... Secretary. Section 3. Be it further ordained etc., that when said bonds have been prepared they shall be presented for registration in the office of the secretary of state of the state of Louisiana, and for the endorsement thereon of the following certificate by said secretary of state: "Incontestable, secured by tax. Regis tered on this ..............day of ........ ...., 192.... Secretary of State of Louisiana. Roll-Call on the above ordinance resulted as follows: Ayes-Stuart, Reuss, LeBlanc, C. H. Landry, Sr Martin, Wright, J. Yve Landry and Eby. Nays-None. And the ordi nance was declared adopted. The following ordinance was offer ed by Mr. Wright, seconded by Mr. Eby: S AN ORDINANCE To amend and re-enact an ordinance provid ing for the issuance and sale of bonds of Road District No. Three (3) of the parish of Ascension, state of Louisiana, to the amount of eighty-five thousand ($85,000)dollars authorized by the prop erty taxpayers of said Road District No. three (3) at an election held in said Road District No. Three (3) on Tuesday, March 14, 1922, said bonds to bear iqterest at the rate of six (6) per cent per annum, payable semi-an nually, adopted by the police jury of the parish of Ascension, the governing authority of Road District No. Three (3) of the parish of Ascension, at the meeting held Wednesday, March 29, 1922. Be it ordained by the police jury of the parish of' Ascension, the governing author ity of Road District No. Three (3) of the parish of Ascension, state of Louisiana, that the ordinance adopted by the police jury, the governing authority of Road Dis trict No. Three (3) of the parish of Ascen sion, at the meeting of the police jury held March 29, 1922, entitled an ordinance pro viding for the issuance and sale of bonds of Road District No. Three (3) of the par ish of Ascension, to the amount of eighty five thousand ($85,000) dollars, authorized by the property taxpayers of said Road Dis trict No. Three at an election held in said Road District No. Three (3) on Tuesday, March 14, 1922, said bonds to bear in terest at the rate of six (6) per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows: Section 1. Be it ordained by the police jury of the parish of Ascension, state of Louisiana, the governing authority of Road District No. Three (3) of the parish of As cension, state of Louisiana, that the presi dent and secretary of the police jury be and they are hereby ordered and directed to have prepared and to execute in the name of the police jury the governing authority of Roadr)istrict No. Three (3) of the parish of Ase ~rion, state of Lousiana, and for and in fehalf of said Road District No. Three . negotiable coupon bonds in the sum of eighty-five thousand ($85.0.0) dol lars. Said issue shall consist of one hun dred and seventy (170) bonds which shall all bear date of July 15, 1922, and shall be of the denominations of five hundred ($500), dollars each, and shall be numbered from (Continued on page four.) Carpenter and Plumbing Work. When you are in need of carpen ter or plumbing work give me a trial. My prices are reasonable and all work is executed in a neat and workmanship manner. If you con template having any work done just tell me to call and I will be glad to discuss the mhtter with you. No job too large, none too small. CAMILLE ESNEAULT, Carpenter and plum ber, Donaldsonville, La. GOOD ROAD4 AY CONTEST. Minden Boy Wins First Place-Na. poleonville Lad, Second. The result of the Good Roads es say contest among the high school students of Louisiana was made known a few days ago when the com mitree announced that first place had been won by Earl Looney of Minde. and :secod place by Francis Landry of Napoleonville. The essays written by Harry Bennett of DeRidder and Marguerite Keller of the University Demonstration High School, Baton Rouge, received honorable mentioh. Mr. Looney's paper will be sent to Washington, D. C., and placed in competition with the best essays from all the other states for the Har vey S. Firestone, scholarship. This scholarship provides tuition and ex penses for four years attendance at any college or university chosen by the successful contestant. In the event Mr. Looney does not win the Firestone scholarship he will be awarded a four-year scholarship in the Louisiana State University. Mr. ILandry will be given the L. S. U. scholarship if Mr. Looney wins the Firestone award. The Good Roads essay contest in Louisiana was conducted by M. G. (Osborn, extension editor anti head of the department of journalism, Louisiana State University. The essays were judged by a committee composed of Mrs. L. C. McVoy, as sociate professor of English, L. S. U., chairman; Prof. John R. Conniff, state. department of education; and L. J. Lassalle, professor of mechani cal engineer, L. S. U. High school students from all parts of the state took part in the contest. Cannot Parole Life Termer. In a decision handed down a few days ago, the State Supreme Court denied the application of Herman D. Paillet for mandamus to compel the board of pardons to consider his ap plication for parole, holding that prisoners serving life terms are not eligible for parole. It was contend ed by the attorneys of Paillet that as his sentence might be reduced by good behavior and similar causes from life to about fifteen years, his sentence was an "undeterminate' one and hence would come under the classes subject to parole. The court, however, held that Act 125 of 1916 specifically declared that life term prisoners did serve a "de terminate" and .definite term and were not subject to parole. Paillet was convicted of killing nis father, a (lairyman, on the outskirts of New Orleans, in 1916, and twice has applied for a fall pardon. When Judge Brunot of" baton Rouge re cently denied his, request for man damus to compel consideration of his appeal to the bdi.'A of pardons, he appealed .to he. t. n i. .=~ ourt.. -: His mother and sister who were the principal witnesses against him at the trial in the criminal court, re cently pleaded that he be given a pardon, as they alleged that he was driven to kill his father in self de fense. Louisiana Dairy Industry Has Bright Outlook. New Milk plants or creameries have been started at Alexandria, Oakdale, and Lake Charles and are now in operation, while Lafayette and Covington are now getting well organized for the erection of similar plants. The dairy specialists at the Louisiana State University who have promoted these projects and who have worked in co-operation with the leaders feel that the dairy industry has a promising outlook, judging from the interest manifested, !his year. The creameries are not only making large quantities of butter but are finding good markets for pasteurized sweet milk and buttermilk. In some instances the creameries operate for a time as skimming stations and sell their cream to the ice cream fac tories. Persons who get to work late may try to make up for lost time, but they never do. Clothes for a Gentleman Here is the home of BLOCH'S CLOTHES for spring and summer that have a world-wide reputa tion throughout America for fit; tailoring that is done painstakingly; full value-in fact, one hundred per cent clothes satisfaction. The opportunity of every man and young man in Donaldsonville and surrounding country to get clothes of the most exclusvie style at prices tha.yre extremely reasonable. All kinds of clothes to keep you cool during the hot weather season, you'll find here. A complete as sortment to select from at right prices. B. LEMANN & BRO., INC. THE BIG STORE Donaldsonville, La. BAYOU LAFOURCHE. Texas Man's Views of Conditions, Life and Industry Along Its Banks A correspondent of tll Dallas Morning News, who visited 'ee Bayou Lafourche section recently, dives hi. views and impressions of tie coun try and its people, in an article pub lished in that paper on June 4, as follows: "That part of southern Louisiana, along the Ba'rou Lafourche, be tween Ponaldsonville and the G(ull of Mexico, embracing a strip of ter ritory about 125 miles long and hall as wide, and populated by one of the few .remaining French Creole colonies, is one of the most pictur esque spots in America and a most delightful place to spend a vacation in either winter or summer, afccord ing to B. B. Bates, 531 West Eighth street, a Dallas traveling salesman, who spent some time in that section last winter. "The Bayou Lafourche is an old bed of the Mississippi River, rising in the swamps of southern Louisiana and flowing roughly parallel to the Father of Waters for a distance of about 12, miles into the Gulf. The country through which the Bayou La fourche flows is composed largely of swamps and marshes, which extend to within a half mile or less of the bayou, leaving a narrow strip of fertile land along either side of its banks, which is a continuous village st-eet 125 miles long, populated by hunters, fishermen, trappers and small farmers. This is one of the few sections of southern Louisiana composed of small farms, agricultu ral activities elsewhere consisting mostly of large plantations. "Land along the bayou is sold by the arpent, an old French survey::ng, me'asure, based on a fronthgs of 192 feet and a depth extending back to the swamps, whether the distance !he 100 yards or half a mile. The soil is extremely fertile and farming operations are carried on practically twelve months in the year, because of the mild climate, which rivals the far-famed seasons of California. Potatoes and onions are the principal crops, and Mr. Bates says he ate new potatoes early in January. Oranges, bananas and other fruits also are grown in abundance. "The swamps along the bayou abound in shrimp and crawfish, and one of the principal industries of that section are large canning plants, where shrimp are dried and flailed and packed in barrels for shipment. Another leading industry hardly expected in a country of so mild climate is the trapping and dressing of skins of fur-bearing ani mals. The swamps teem with mint otter, raccoon and muskrat, and fur. riers say some of the best pelts ol this kind come from the. swamp: e commerce of7 " that "secion i, carried on largely by water transpor tation, small boats plying on the bayou and numerous canals througl Lake Salvador to the Mississippi,anm thence to New Orleans. The oh style sternwheeler freight boat is one of many such craft used in thai section, similar to the kind plying or the Mississippi a half century age which Mark Twain immortalizec Smaller boats also are much alone the bayou having launches which arc constantly used for both busines and pleasure. "The scenery along the Bayou La fourche, both natural and man made, is most picturesque. Wild flowers and foliage grow in profu sion, and the bit of the road alone the bayou bounded on one side by a levee cove ted with wild Cherokee roses, and on the other by a luxur ant growth of Magnolia trees draped with Spanish moss, is a typical ex ample of the scenery in that section. Many colonial mansions, survivals of the old South, are found along these flower bedecked roads, presenting a scene which looks as if it might have stepped from out the pages of 'Mo-Hun' or 'The Surrey of Eagle's Nest.' 'Meadow' and 'Woodlawn,' typical examples of the old ýcansions, which, though built more than 100 years ago, are still used as residen ces, and, in many cases, were con Sale Still Going On -AT THE - Coolest Place in Town Men's Checked Nainsook Union 59C S u its, sp ecia l, at............................................................ -Mien's Fibre Silk Socks, all colors, 25c 50'c value, special, only .............. ................ Boys' Percale Shirts and Blouses, 49c special price, each ......... ....... Ladies' Hose, black, white and. 9c brown, special price, per pair ........................ Children's Socks, all colors, 20c 10O value, sale price, per pair................................... 81-inch Unbleached Sheeting, 35c sale price, per yard.................. 33-inch Silk Pongee, special price, 98c per yard, only.......... Lad es'and Gens'....... . 9 8 c Ladies' and Gents' Black Umbrellas, 98C worth $1.50, special price, each ................... Ladies' Kid .Pumps and Oxfords, 2.45 black and brown, $4 value, a pair. ................ Boys' Linen Knee Pants, 50c, value, 25 special price, per pair..........................25c Corner Railroad Avemue and Mississippi Street naldsonville, La. structed by ancestors of the present owners. Most of tlhese old mansi.as were built of brick_ and stucco, and will be in good ,.epair ifor many years to come. "The people living along the Bayou Lafourche, like their sur roundings, are mo.st picturesnue. Scions of a sturdy $reole stock, they can in many cases trace their an cestry back through; two centuries to the days when theit forefathers left the shores of France to become hardy pioneers in Louisiana, the French 'empire of the West,.at that time not the present small state, but a vast dominion which extended from the Gulf of Mexico to. he Great Lakes and embrace. th rtile section and Northwestern States. "The traditions and ideals of two centuries ago are found today in the simple-minded unassuming, hospit able folk who live along the banks of the Bayou Lafourche. Their man ner is a charming blend of the courtesy and hospitality of the old south and the gallantry and gentil ity of France. The latchstring of their home hangs on the outside for every stranger, and they are both hurt and offended should he offer to pay for food or lodging. How well they have clung to the manner and customs of their forefathers is shown by the fact that French is the pre vailing language of that section, less than 10 per cent of the people speaking English, except when nec essary. There are fine school houses and liberal education along the Bayou Lafourche. but only for about the last ten years has English been taught in them. "The entertainment and social af fairs of the people along the Bayou Lafourche are as simple and enjoy able as their other customs. Almost every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night throughout the year there are dances in pavilions along the bayou which are attended by all throughout the countryside who care to go for social cliques ,are unknown among the gentle, courteous folk who live along the Bayou Lafourche. The French custom of chaperoning girls and unmarried young women is strictly observed, and they never ap pear in public unless accompanied by an elder relative, even though escort ed by a fiance. On Sunday after noons prize fights and wrestliing mat ches often are staged. and liberally patronized. These affairs are usual ly staged for the benefit of the local church with the approval of the priest of the community, most of the people along the Bayou Lafourche o}nmi 'nthonliea "Such, in brief, is the picturesque hit of southern Louisiana. It is a simple, peaceful, God-fearing com munity, much like the peasants of Acadia enshrined in Longfellow's 'Evangeline,' One can not stroll through the'dense woods of that sec tion without recalling 'This is the forest primeval, the murmuring pines and hemlocks.' And always comes the recollection it was here in south ern Louisiana Evangeline and Gab riel, torn apart in their youth on the eve of their wedding started on the long search for each other." Machine Vends Sandwiches and Keeps Them Fresh. There have for a. long time been machines that deliver one or more sandwiches in response to the inser tion of a coin, and now there is one that also keeps the sandwiches fresh and cool. The main boxlike body of the machine, described avd illus trated in the July Popular Mechanics Magazine, is a refrigerating cabinet with a central compartment for hold ing ice. 'Around this, at each corn er of the cabinet, is a rack on v.hich the sandwiches are piled. With each insertion of a coin, this pile is raised sufficiently to deliver one sandwich to the depositor of the coin. To extract a sandwich, a knob is pulled, which is 'nrmally locked until irelelased by tne coin. Herr Stinnes of Germany says beer is a great pacifier, but Ameri can hooch is sometimes a paralyzer. Softness of Jurors. Edward C. Stanton, prosecutor of Cuyahoga county, in which Cleveland is located, declared in a recent ad dress that "weakness in jurors is to blame for the crime situation in Cleveland." Prosector Stanton said that ju rors are known to vote for acquittal when the evidence of guilt was con clusive, rather than give an accused person the penalty plainly deserved. There are persons in every com munity who hold to the idea that their sympathies should be permitted to direct them in voting on the guilt or innocence of one on trial. Nothing could be more fallacious and the law to reach a decision in. any case. Justice is defeated and crime en cotiraged by any person, serving in the capacity of jurors, who are actu ated in their vote by any feeling of sympathy or dislike of penalty they may have. The public is entitled to all pro tection that can be given against criminals of all classes, but this pro tection cannot be assured, even to a reasonable degree, if jurors allow their sympathy to warp their judg ment. Recommends Chamberlain's Tablets. "Chamberlain's Tablets have been used by my husband and myself off and on for the past five years. When my husband goes away from home he always takes a bottle of them along with him. Whenever I have that heavy feelng after eating, or feel dull and played out, I take one or two of Chamberlain's Tablets and they fix me up fine," writes. Mrs. Newton Vreeland, Minoa, N. Y. Take these tablets when troubled with consti pation or indigestion and they will do you good.-(Adv.) CHAIN STORACE BATTERY. GREATEST DISCOVERY OF THE AGE! The Chain Battery is the re sult of more than 30 years re search by practical battery men who have been permanently identified with some of the larg est battery manufacturers in the United States. It prevents splashing and evaporation of the acid electro lite, to which may be attributed 75 per cent of battery troubles, such as exposed sulphated plates, corroded terminal, rotted box. The chain plate doubles the life of your battery. We guar antee to keep your battery in good condition for a period of one year free of charge. Your only cost is transportation to factory and return. PUGH'S GARAGE Mississippi street Donaldsonville, La, J. L. MESSINA CONTRACTING CARPENTER AND BUILDER Plans and Specifications Fur nished on Application All work executed in a work manlike manner under my personal supervision, No Job Too Large or Too Small DONALDSONVILLE, LA. Phdne 151