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No communication will be received unlrs signed by the sender. We do not publish your name In connection with the com mmnication unless you so state, but we must Inslst upon having your name as a guaran tee of good faith. McDsnogh No. 4 School ROLL OF HONOR. Scholarship and Deportment. Sl \\'alter Vells, Strueby Drumm, R(obert Kennedy. Edgar Cayard. Wil liam Tufts. Daniel Knowles, Magnus Harper. 6 A--George l)onely. Emile Hoffman, Rooms Blehler, Harry Hoke. Elmer Burton. Andrew Yuratich. James Mof fett. Joseph Sparacino, Harry laufer. 3 A-Herbert Bertrand, Rudolph Frenzel, James Hogan, John Schwar zenbach. 5 B--Stanley Barras, Charles Burgis, Edward Burns, Tisdale Daniels, Eldred Drumm, Noel Duvic, Henry Gerrets, Louis Laufer, Matthew Morse, Dewey Thorning, Albert Senner, Leslie Sturte vant. 4 A-Warren Lawson, Joseph Orlesh, Elliot Hafkesbring. 4 B-Hart Schwarzenbach, Gaines Gilder, Lemley Hubener, Marion Ryan, John Forrest, Cleve Duvic, John Kramme, Cyril Schindler, Harold UI mer, Joseph Garrick, Charles Garrick, Walter Pope, John Leonard, Melford Pitre, Walter Forrest, Joseph Ham bacher, Rouble Dore Donald, Walter Jones. 3 A-Joseph Folse, Carrol Crane. Ar chie Sinclair, Hellas Adams, Henry Tierney, Alvin Hoffman, Marion Short, Clifford Swart. 2 A-Arthur Grundmeyer, Melbourne Reed, Ralph Umbach, Mark Senner, Frank S'!rpas, Birge Reichard, Stephen Cronan, August Pujol, Roland Briel, James Curren, Leonce Andre, Rene Co meaux, Clement Balk, Emile Mothe, William Parker, James Duggan. 2 B-Louis Acker, Joseph Gast, Pe ter Anderson, Clifford Angelo, William Parker, William Powers, Henry Cur rubba, Henry Gregory, Sidney Swayne, Albert Monroe, Clyde Gilder, Louis Bol linger. 1 A-Fred John, John Hunn, Charles Sadler, Roy Hingle, Joseph Susslin, Louis Cronan. 1 B-Louis Broussard, James Car ter. Wilton Dauedhauer. Frances Dore, William Gerlets, Sanford Ulmer, Elmo Voegtjln, Standford Wilmore, Curtis Hynes, Travis Hatfleld. Scholarship. 4 B-Milton Burg. 2 B-Delmar Pitre, Stanley Leonard, Floyd Umbach. 1 A-Joseph Brune, August Brune, Charles Houston. Deportment. 4 B-Lee Hingle, Olding Platt, Nor man Ramos, Haywood Vallette, George Adams. 1 B-Julian Humphrey, Riley Jones. Maurice Roddy, Robert Serpas, May drel McNeeley, Walter Smith, Albert Spieler, George Zatarain. BELLEVILLE NOTES. November 26th, following the usual eustom, the teachers and pupils of the Belfleville school sent to the poor of the district fifty-six baskets of provi-l sion to three charitable institutions, _rut and vegetables; and to a society, whiel helps poor people in their home, some money. This was very systematically done, and the method used was of much good to the children, educating them to see and help the deserving poor by the beet of all things, personal sympa thy and self-sacrifice. From the early part of November the little ones are reminded that the sweet eat Thanksgiving offerings are those involving some sacrifice of self for the sake of making others happy, so, Sun day pennies are savedf, and sharp eyes look for deserving poor. Each child, on lea-ning of some one deserving, hands to the chairman of the commit tee a slip showing the name, age, resil dence, means of support, and number in the family. And It is this list that I determines when and how many bas- I kets there will go. I The thought that Wre are happlest I when making others happy dominates ' the day.. I The morning exercise was the gath- n ering of contributions, heaps of dry F grocesrfes and tinned goods being tarn ed over to the committee; after this, thS was a sistematic and thought!ful msimg smong the baskets of those r Vbssm nends eaIW. In the lst bhour, i RANSDELL vs. NEWLANDS Locally. the question of levee improvement and flood control has devel oped into a sort of personal popularity contest between Seaators Ransdell and Newlands. Last Saturday there were held in this city two rival meet ings, at which the respective merits of the bills of the two proponents were dramatically, as well as oratorically, extolled. When the whole thing was over, ye common people were no wiser than they were before it started. Neither meeting was a people's meeting in the true sense of the word; most of the talks were inspired by personal feeling in the matter: some. perhaps, by prejudice. The ultimate result of the two meetings was to leave the out side world entirely at sea as to what Louisiana, and New Orleans in partic ular. wanted done to control the floods that annually destroy millions of dol lars of property and exact their ghastly toll of human lives. So much for our Internal strife, and the tons of hot air that are being wafted on our cool breezes. The writer of this is not an engineer, so knows little of the real merits of either bill. But what has impressed us most in this matter is that the Army Engineers who have investigated the subject seem to favor the levee system as the basis of protection against floods. And even we laymen know that wherever there have been strong. properly built levees, there have been no crevasses, no floods. In no place along the whole length of the Mississippi rivter is this fact more potent than right here in New Orleans. Year after year we have been threatened, but each time our substantial levees have stood to their task, and we have come through unscathed. As we understand it. the Ransdell-Htumphreys bill promises immediate appropriations by Cngre-ss to rebuild and strengthen the levees in the lower Mississippi valley. and to continue thet. process until we shall harve a solid bulwark along thile whole line of tllhe river, to effectually protect us against the floods. This, along with the auxiliary mneasures which the engineers mtay see fit to take,. sieetms to our perhaps unripe understanding to be all that is necessary at the present timne. It promlises action, quick action, and that is what we. want. O(n th, other hand, the New lands bill give.s no promise of inmtmediate re li-ef. There is much talk of spillways, reservoirs, consiervation, etc.. beautiful Utopian dreams that have no place in this present practictal \world of affairs. Wonderful theories are hltre proposed, and should tihei bill by any chance be enacted into law. our enginteers would have a probelm bhifore them in com parison to which the building of the Panama Canal would seem'n as child's play. It is about time that the citizens of New Orleans and Iouisiana show some real sense, some concerted action in relation to this question. A house divided against itself will not attain anything. We must unite on what thi. mnajority of us think btst for our city and state, and then fight as a uni;t for it. So long as we fight among ourselves, just so long will we fail to obtain the relief which all of us desire. Our Army engineers have endorsed tilthe Ransdell-Humphreys bill, and this is indisputable evidence- that it has merit. These men built the Panama Canal where the dreamers had faild,. lI.t themn also attend to the Mississippi river problem. h the following program was pleasingly r- given: Reading the Thanksgiving proclama 3, tion of President Wilson, by Marguer d ite Reagan., 4. "Wishes"-Eugenia Harman and El Sinor Lily. e "Why I Am Thankful"-Anna Ricker. "Counting Blessings"- Edna Chico, * Lillian Hildebrand, Doris Aycock, Hil da Brown, Ida Burmaster, Blanche a Herz, Gladys Dexter, Clara Fitch, Ma *' bel Broussard, Jeanette Dennis, Stella n LeBlanc. Grace Butcher, Margery I' Blakeman. k, "Thanksgiving Joys"-Elita Scherer. d Little Pilgrim Maid"-Ada Malone. "Thanksgiving"-Louisa Koppel. SThanksgiving Ode"-Carlotta Kraft. "Some Thanksgiving Thoughts" r- Emma Lang, Ada Hoffman, Mary Ho Y gan, Bessie Pyle, Alma Swart, Legia L Buhler, Lillian Burmaster. "To Whom Shall We Give Thanks?" e -Margaret Mustaochia. r, "Pen Picture of Thanksgiving" " Ruth Munstermann, Inez Clement, I, Hettie Moffet. "The First Thanksgivlng"-Frances Covell, Rose Gordon, Mildred Munster man, Gladys Butcher, Hazel Monroe, Mabel Comeaux, Norita Fernandez, n Alice Gayaut. Hazel Cayard. r- "Thanksgiving Day"-Doris Graham. 1. Spelling Test For November. ist--8 B; average, 93 per cent; num ber of perfect papers, 3; number of " words dictated, 1,500. 2nd-8 A; average, 90.33 per cent; number of perfect papers, 5; number of words dictated, 1.200. 0 3rd-6 B; average 89.29 per cent; number of perfect papers, 2; number of words dictated, 2,400. 4th-7 A; average, 88 1.3 per cent; number of perfect papers, -; number of words dictated, 1,200. 5th--5 A; average, 86 2.3 per cent; number of perfect papers, 1; number of words dictated, 1,800. 6th-4 A; average, 85.31 per cent; number of perfect papers, 2; number of words dictated, 1,450. 7th-3 A (1); average, 84,1-5 per cent; number of perfect papers, -' number of words dictated, 400. 8th-7 B; average, 83 per cent; num ber of perfect papers, 4; number of words dictated, 1,800. 9th-6 A; average, 82.3 per cent; number of perfect papers, 1; number of words dictated, 1,650. 10th-3 B; average, 81.71 per cent; I number of perfect papers, 1; number of words dictated, 1,400. ith-3 A (2); average, 81.45 per cent; number of perfect papers, -; number of words dictated, 550. 12th-4 B; average, 80.34 per cent; number of perfect papers, 1; number of words dictated, 1,450. 13th-5 B; average, 67.43 per cent; number of perfect papers, -; number of words dictated, 1,850. The attendance banner went last week to the 4th B grade department, Mrs. Daniels teacher, the average be Ing 96 plus per cent. MOUNT OLIVET NOTES. To-night and to-morrow night the entertainment for the benefit of the parish will take place at the Pythian Hall. A good time is assured all and it is hoped that both nights will see liberal patronage from the friends and well wishers of the parish and of the players. To-night will be children's night and to-morrow night the "Black Faced Minstrels." 1 A very interesting meeting of the Woman's Auxiliary was held at the I rectory Tuesday night and reports] were made of the last quarterly meet-[ ing of the Louslalana Branch of the y Auxiliary. At this meeting the les son for the first session of the Mission . Study ('lass was given out and the r. class will meet on Saturday at 7:'2 p. m. It is imperative that all be on time as the session will last only one hour and it must begin on time. Next week the ladies of the parish will make the canvass for the mem bers. It is hoped that this will result in finding many who are at present un known but who were at one time at tached to the Church and her ways but have for one reason or another felt diffidence in making themselves known. We congratulate the able and pro gressive rector of St. .lark's Church. Shreveport. on his Men's Club and their recent venture in journalistic lines in the first number of "St. Mlark's Chronicle." The rector, Rev. Luke M. I-White, has done a great work in that parish and his men have ably second tion of Trinity Church, this city, there is not another of our parishes that does as much for the general work of the Church as does St. Mark's, and we con gratulate them. Their new paper is a credit to church monthlies. How oft en have we wished for such a means of communication to our people. Christmas will soon be here and so we ought to think, what will we give to our parish at that time? Will it be possible to liquidate all the debt rest ing upon it? Five hundred dollars will do it, and it can easily be done if we "have a mind to do it." Have we? Let us be up and doing, everyone de termined to effect this end and we will see the new year start out with no debts soever resting upon our beloved r parish. Next Sunday being the first Sunday in the month there will be a second celebration of the Holy Communion at 11:00 a. m. as well as at 7:30 a. m. The rector will have a special announce ment to make at the 7:30 p. m. service. MRS. MATTHEW HOWE. On Monday morning at 7 o'clock death claimed Mrs. Matthew Howe, nee Elizabeth Williams. Deceased was born in New Orleans sixty-eight years ago and the greater number of years of her life were spent in our district, where she wag well known and highly esteemed. She is survived by eight children, Mrs. Lee G. Lowe, the efficient assistant cashier of the Interstate Trust & Banking Co.; Mrs. C. Reiman, Mrs. N. Booth, Misses Mamie and Bettie Howe, and Messrs. Balthaser, Frank and Matt Howe. The funeral took place Tuesday af ternoon at 3 o'clock from her late resi dence, 4235 Coliseum street, corner of Berlin. Interment was in Metairie cemetery. LEVEE AT MAGNOLIA BROKEN BY CURRENT. Several thousand cubic yards of the batture and levee at Magnolia, thirty seven miles below here, caved into the Mississippi river, leaving a gap sev eral feet wide. The cave-in occurred at a point where the levee juts out into the stream and is a short distance from the Grand Isle railroad tracks, but remote from any residences. A new levee 900 feet long will have to be constructed, and to procure a solid foundation for it the levee board will be compelled to go behind the Grand Isle tracks, and the railway com pany will have to move their tracksI back aIbout 200 feet. Chief Engineer Gibson, of the Grand Isle road, started the survey of the new line for the railway on Friday, and the levee will be reconstructed as quickly as possible. What Is the e Right Age To Marry? BY BRUCE M'Rsaf I HAVE a strong I rejudice in favor of r - early marriage. In deed, I think it best for men and women to marry when very young, even assum uing that in doing so they are taking long chances on the find ing of happiness. Of course. they take chances. So. too, do the mature bridal pair. One of the stock arguments of the advocates of late marriage is that the parties to It thus eliminate the possibillty of "growing away from each other." as the phrase has It They assume that when a person has re..ched the age of twenty five, or thirty-five, or forty-five, his char acter has crystallized, his imagination ceased to work, his temperament become null and void. They assume that the woman whom a man of thirty selects for his wife is essentially different from her whom he would choose at twenty, and. conversely, that a woman's taste at twenty is different and necessarily in ferior to what it will be at thirty. I YOUR PERSONALITY. I .4 Now, !f all this were true. It would be quite a different matter. But it is not true. On the contrary it is flagrantly false. We know that imong normal men and women to change is to grow. None of us remains static. With each year of Increasing age our point of view changes. our tastes become modlfled or exagger ated. Nothing stands still; everything moves-save one thing. That one unchanged and unchangeable thing is our owj personality, the Ego. that thing we call "I," which is the same to-day, yesterday ant. forever. This we cannot change, nor can we nodify it in any way. It is stronger than we are and our puny will avails nothing against it. It laughts at reason and sets mere worldly expediency at naught. It is this deep seated somnething in the mental and moral fibre of our being which regulates and controls the sex affairs ef both men and women. If you are very scientific you can call this natural selec tion; if you are a sentimentalist you may characterize it as fate, or explain it away on the vague theory of the law of affinl ties. But by whatever process of reason or otherwise you seek for an explanation of the phenomena, the fact remains that men and women are primarily attracted. not to Individuals. but to types. .4 a IANALYZE LOVE AFFAIRS. I In other words, a man's wife is his des tiny, a woman's husband is her fate. And this, not in any sentimental meaning, but wpon strictly scientific grounds. Whether a man marries at eighteen or at fifty eight, the woman he selects is essentially the same. Whether a woman marries at sixteen or sixty, the man of her choice is essentially the same. To prove this one has only to take a survey of one's own circle of acquaint ances. Let us begin, for Instance, with the young and marriageabe men and women in your particular set. Think about them for a halt hour, say, and see what happens inside your head. It will be a revelation. At first you will see these young people and their various love affairs as more or less of a chaotic, hit or miss jumble of accidents, without order and without sequence. Jack Smith has just becomne engaged to Jennie Jones, and it is little short of scandalous the way Bessle Brown is throwing herself at the bhead of Herbert Green. Jack Smith's sister Susanne, who :s reputed to have jilted Charlie Perkins, is now doing her best to "land" Sam 8pratt. Thus the harmless gossip runs in your circle. In mine and everybody's else. But now let us indulge in a little observation and analysis of these young persons and their love affairs. Let us aegin with Jack Smith. Has it ever occurred to you that all the girls whom Jack has ever been Interested In were pretty much the same general type of Jennie Jones? Jennle has dark hair and eyes, with a rather plump figure, and wouldn't know a joke from an obituary notice. I would wager you can think of a dozen other gi-Is of Jack's intimate acquaintance who exhibit these characteristics in a greater or less degree. And Beassie Brown. Curious, isn't it that Bessie, who Is herself tall and red haired, should lose her heart so completely to that tall, red headed scion of the house oef Green? But haven't Bessie's beaux In variably been men who looked at first glance as If they might be her own broth ers? And, why In the name of heaven would Susanne emith. having rid hersell of Charlie Perkins on account of his In temperate habits, now try to capture Sam Spratt. Sam, of all men! Why, It's just like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. Then the very extraordinary recollectlon selses you that Susanne Smith-nlce girl that she is--usually has selected' a dissipated chap to fall in love with. There is but one explranation for all these curious but very common phenom ena and that is that we primarily marry typos, not individuals. You can still further prove this to your self if you will watch the growth and de velopment of these various persons I hav just mentioned. When Jack Smith and Jennle Jones marry they may lead a cat and dog sort of existence and end up in the divorce court. Delightful and Unpleasant States. One of the most delightful states ot mind to which the average man is sub 1 jeet is anoertainty uas to the exact sea timent entertained for him by a wom an whom he admires, and whom he knows to like him, but whom he is sot dead set upon winning for himsel. I One of the most unpleasant states Is certainty that a woman deeply loves him when it is inconvenient or impos sible for him to reciprocate. Yet often only a hair's breadth separates these 1 two states-or only a few minutm Ia tim. WAGNER AND THE CABBY. A sit of Comedy That Won a Good Tip From the Compeeer. A story of Wagner known to very few is brought to the light by the Vos sische Zeitung. When the composer was in a really merry mood, the right mood for story telling, he used to say that, being in Berlin on a very hot summer's day and finding himself in the Donhoffsplatz, he summoned one of the first class droshkies that were still fairly numerous at that time and told the driver where to go. ils des tination was at the very farthest point of a district within which only the lowest fare could be demanded. It struck Wagner immediately that his driver was taking a very affecting leave of one of his fellows, as though he were starting on a life or death journey. "Goodby. William." he said; "we shan't see each other again for a long time." After the carriage had rattled on for a good while it came suddenly to a standstill. The driver got down from his box on the right hand side, opened the carriage door and banged it to again; then he went round to the left side and repeated the performance, climbed up on to his box and resumed the journey. At the end of the drive Wagner asked him what this dumb crambo show meant. The driver, with a sly look, made answer: "I just want ed to bamboozle my old nag. lie would never have believed that the whole drive was for a minimum fare and would have refused to go on. But by banging the doors I got him to imagine that one fare had got out and another got In." Wagner laughed heartily over this explanation, and the driver, in spite of his greed, over which the composer made very merry in his letters, real Ized the handsome tip on which he had been speculating.-London Standard. GREECE HAD THE RECALL Only In the Old Days the System Was Called "Ostracism." In the palmy days of the Greek re publics, many centuries ago, as histo rians tell us, when a man rose to such a height of power or affluence that he became a possible menace to the state, the citizens took a vote on his case as an "undesirable." This was sent to the senate, and, if the vote was sufficiently large and repre sentative, that body passed a resolu tion in which the too distinguished cit izen was invited, in polite diplomatic terms, to take a few years of retire ment abroad-in other words, he was officially exiled for the good of the state. This was "ostracism," so called from the fact, it is explained, that the vot ing citizens wrote their names on oys ter shells, and it was instituted as a measure of security to the common wealth. Any citizen of great wealth or influence or who had a large per sonal following which might, in an emergency, be used to the detriment of the state was liable to receive this distinguished mark of public consid eration. It was a kind of primitive "recall," which had the advantage of being equally applicable to "ins" and "outs." Those early Greeks were wonderful fellows, who knew how to deal with knotty problems of their day, which doubtless included grafting and other human peculiarities not unknown in our own time. If an election did not suit them or if any man swelled too far above his fellows there was al ways the leveling oyster as a whole some corrective in reserve.-Christian Herald. A Cheap Drees Shirt. As for paper fasteners, a touring actor writes to point another of their utilities: "There is, at times, in a small company especially, a scarcity of starched linen. And shirts, like King John's treasure, get lobt or mislaid in the wash. You are playing a dude part. say, with naught but a flannel shirt to go with your dress coat Take a sheet of note paper or foolscap, prod It under your vest, and where the central stud should be-insert a round beaded brass paper fastener!"r' Necessity mothers invention.-London Chronicle. Pitfalls of SuoMMs. "How's your son, the lawyer, get ting on?" "Badly, poor fellow. He's in jaiL" "How's that?" "He was retained by a horse thief to defend him, and he made such a good plea that the judge held him as an accesory."-Lippincott'as Talking the Language, 4 "Our new bookkeeper can't seem to see a mistake when it's pointed out to him." "He's a ball fan. Don't allude to 'em as mistakes; allude to 'em as bone head plays. He'll understand that all i right"-Pittaburgh Post. Outgrew It. i "9You can never tell bow a boy is I going to turn out" 1 "No, you can't" "There used to be a boy at home whom the neighbors called Artlie, but I he's the president of a railroad now."- I Birmingham Age-Herald. Smetimes It DoesM Little Willie-Say, papal Papa Well, what is it, son? Little Willie Does the ocean get angry because it is creased so oftent-Chicago News. Comforting. Mrs Knagg-If I were to die you'd never get another wife like me. Knau -It's very kind of you to say that.--I Boston Transcript Not Any Use There. "There are some things," said the man with the high brow, "that monet I wont buy." "I s'pose there are," re.I plied the other with the overlapping chin, "but there's no use tryin' to use 'em to get an extension of your cred it," One Superstition Exploded. Contrary to general belief, a man does not look for a white horse when he sees a red-haired girL Instead, he continues to look at the girl until she diapears from view. OUTLAW LAFITTE Old Time Patriot Pirate of the Gulf of Mexico. HE WAS COURTLY AND BRAVE And as Mild a Mannered Man as Ever Scuttled Ship or Cut a Throat-He . Boldly Faced Andrew Jackson, Won His Friendship and Fought For Him. In the brave days of old Jean La fitte, the patriot pirate of the gulf. ruled over a little outlaw kingdom of his own within a few miles of the city of New Orleans. A picturesque figure was Jean La fitte, with a graceful, courtly delivery about him which made him popular with many of the most estimable dwellers in New Orleans. Handsome. able, averse to the shedding of blood and even possessed of loyalty to the government whose excise laws he made it his business to break. Latitte was French. lie drifted to Louisiana in the early years of the nineteenth century and set up in pira cy in the bay of Baraturia. a shelter ed harbor on the gulf of Mexico. pro tected by a long island called t.randa Terre, where Jean latitte dwelt in a house of brick, with broad and com fortable verandas, where one might loll at ease in a hammock, smoking and drinking lazily, while pirate chiefs filed In to bring reports of plunder taken and prospects ahead. No crude or common pirate was this Jean Latitte. Hle held a privateer's commission from the republic of Car tagena,. which had been recently es tablished In South America and has long since been forgotten, and this commission gave him the right to plun der Spanish ships. Latitte's followers were a motley collection-black, white, yellow and red-restless and reckless rovers of the sea. Latitte trafficked in silk and gold and negroes and sold his goods openly at auction even in the city of New Orleans. He was popular, too; there is no doubt of that. Had it been otherwise he would not have been permitted to remain five years in Barataria. As early as 1809 we find governors of Lou isiana thundering against him, but La fitte went calmly about his business. Occasionally a revenue officer was kill ed in a brush with the pirates. Inva riably Lafltte expressed his sorrow that bloodshed had become necessary. A case was brought against him in the federal court. The district attorney was a man named Grymes. Lafitte went to see Grymes, and the result of the visit was that the district attorney re signed his office and undertook Latitte's 1 defense. He and the lawyer who as sisted him were promised $20,000 i apiece for their services and got it. After the case was dismissed Grymes went to Baratarla to receive his fee and spent a week feasting with the pirates, who treated him with princely hospitality and escorted him back to the Mississippi in a handsome yawl, laden with caskets of gold and silver. Repeated attempts had been made to 1 organize a military expedition to de- I stroy Lafitte's pirate colony, but up to the year 1814 they had always come to nothing. In September of that year a British brig anchored six miles from Barataria pass, and its captain came ashore and offered Lafitte a captain's commission in the British navy and $30,000 if he would join the British in an attack against New Orleans. Lafitte pretended to consider the of fer, sending word meantime to a mem ber of the legislature of the British captain's offer and declaring that heI would never accept it. He sent anoth- I er letter to Governor Chaiborne, who had offered $5,000 for Lafltte's head and for whose head Laftte in return, , in a spirit of gay bravado, had offered a reward of $50,000. Laftte suggested that the governor extend clemency to his pirates, who in return would aid in the defense of the state against thet British. The offer was rejected, and '1 an expedition under Commodore Pat terson of the United States navy i swooped down on Baratarla unexpect- a edly. tore down the brick house, con fscated much plunder and drove out the pirates. Jean Lafitte and his brother Pierre escaped and established themselves on the lower Mississippl. Meanwhile An- I drew Jackson had arrived to under- I take the defense of New Orleans. Jean s Lat8tte went boldly into New Orleans to see him, although the fiery general had declared he would have nothing to do with "these pirates and hellish ban ditti." There must have been a pe cullar charm and persuasiveness about Jean Ladtte, for aftar the interview 1 Jackson changed his mind, accepted a Ibe aid of the pirates and showed the utmost trust in them. And throughout I the siege of New Orleans the followers e of Latifltte showed themselves worthy 1 of confidence. They were excellent gunners, and two of Laftte's captains, Dominiqune You and a man named Be luche, were put in charge of shipe. When the British had been driven away Jackson recommended that La- t ftte and his men be granted pardon I for all previous misdemeanors, and the t thing was done. Nobody seems to know exactly what became of Jean Laftte and his brother. In 1816 we find Jean in Galveston. Tex., whence he was chased by the Spanish government in 1820. Later there came stories of cruises in the I Caribbean. The call of the see was I too strong for the one time Baratarlae -Kansas City Star. Our lives will be no higher than our aims. t Girl's Man. "The average girl's idea of a man i is what every healthy man wants to klck"-From The Gay Rebellion, by N. s W. Chambers. Courting a Wife. "It's more important to court the missus when you've married her than before," said an English judge, ad dressing a men's meeting. "But," re-I marked a man in the audience, "you don't want to run after a 'bus when you've cauaght it" "The missus isn't a 'bus," was the only retort suggest ing itsl to the judge, Want Column POR SALE--FOR RENT FOR RENT. One-half double: u,'ta,.- Ber. muda street, near I'. :, enue. Hiouse contains fi.h r(,c(; : fine bath; gas lighte-d ; " 4 Ber muda. tf 1 -` ) t .\Ia i DIouble on,.-stort :r::A ll inlL i i :lrira ;a 'Tnrli . . .. . :. L. J. 'Petersen.-1 \VI ' rr - ' )lt 5 .\1 ,1 ;: SinI:d- oni,-s r',rv % a: ' 1ai. l.w ing incluling thb. aUi : N::l:. ': son street, ,,: e bl,, k- : ; . .: Naval Station. $1 .oI. I J. I' : V\'rret St. SPECIAL NOTICE. Experience.d dr.e'- -n. !':u es re-, urled. clitlled. or "..! !air re trimmed. N1 I : 313 Itellt lle" !tp LEARN TO FIT EYE-GLASSES. A Profitable Profession. We teach ly mail. cot,: .r:.:_ dreree Doctor of (Optic s. New Orleans Optical College. Inc, D)r. 1). C. W illiam l':,-: ,t. 145 Baronne St., NXe ():',.i,-. La. tt THE SISTERS RETURN THANKS. The Sisters of Holy (';r extent most heartfelt thanks to all who co. operated so generously wi:.; them in raking their Thanksgiving benefit such a social and financial suU. "ss. They desire to thank particularly. His Grace, the Most Rev. Archbishop for the great honor of his presence on that o'casion; Father Larkin and his assistants who always rank foremost in every under. taking for the benefit of the t'onvnt and schools; Brother Bernard. who so licited all the material for the supper and to whom is due the largest share in the success of the undertaking: Mr. Rooney, who procured from the ('onsol idated Film Company the moving plc. tures for the children's party; Mr. Sherwood, who operated the machine; .\lr. Olroyd and Mr. Burgis for the Il luminations in the hall and on the grounds; F. C. Duvic and J. Klein. kemper for furnishing the crockery used at the supper; Mr. Gaidry, who supplied the tables with his Tabasco sauce; to the following ladies in charge of the supper: Mrs. J. P. Nolan, Mrs. A. J. Haaser, Mrs. L. Nelson, Mrs. J. W. Morrison, Mrs. G. Walters, Mrs. R. Whitmore, .Mrs. V. Olivier, Mrs. J. Woe ley, Mrs. D. Murtagh, Mrs. C. Brown. lee. Mrs. M. Heath, Mrs. H. Vallette, Mrs. W. Birney, Mrs. Berthelot, Mrs. Coffey, Mrs. Euper, Mrs. J. Herbert, M.rs. J. McNeeley, .Mrs. J. E. Collins, Mrs. E. Aucoin, Mrs. A. Guillot, Mrs. H. Macpherson, Mrs. J. A. Barrett, Mre. Galas, Mrs. E. McNair. Mrs. E. Curren, Mrs. A. Scott, Mrs. F. Dunn, Mrs. M. E. Gallagher, Miss V. Barrett. Miss B. Me Williams, and to the following in charge of the card games: Miss Nellie Behrman, Mrs. J. Skelly, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Peterson, Miss Doris Kevlin and Miss .Mamie Haggerty; to Dr. Kraft for publication in The Herald; to Miss es Patricia, Nellie and Nora O'Connell, .M.r. Floraine, Miss Floraine from the city who, through the courtesy of Miss Mary LeGras, volunteered their talent to furnish music during the supper; to James Gallagher and Dan McOscar, who rendered valuable services as door keepers at the Thanksgiving party; and to all who so generously contriB uted to the various raffles. It will be gratifying to all interested in the benefit to know that the magnal cent sum of $600 has been realized and that the debt incurred by the late i provements on the Convent and the schools has been cancelled. In addition to the names already published the Sisters acknowledge con tributions from the following: Hon Mayor Behrman, Mrs. Behrman, 8tan. ley Behrman, M. Rooney. Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Reynolds, Prof. H. Herbert, Judge and Mrs. Goff, E. Pujol. D. Kenney, Mrs. Kennair, Mrs. LeBlanc, Mrs. Brownlee, Mrs. LeBoeuf, .Mrs. A. Bour geois, Mrs. F. Dunn. Mrs. Hopper, Mrs. T. Graham, Mrs. H. Macpherson, Mrs. Manent, Mrs. Hibben, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Walters, rs. Galas, Mrs. J. Her bert, Miss A. Martinez, Mrs. Conway, Mrs. Heath, Miss E. Rodick, Mrs. Ree ben Whitmore, Miss V. Zeringue. Mrs. Lamana, Mrs. R. Meyers, Mirs. .. Fos ter, Mrs. F. Lecourt, Mirs. Viola Con way, Mrs. W. Nelson, . Mrs. Ida Thomas, Mrs. Sam Oswald, MIrs. \Wm. Hints, Mrs. A. Menda, Mrs. Erwin Salathe, Mrs. W. P. Salathe, Jr., .Mrs. I. E. Mc Neeley, Miss Annie Jaundot. Mrs. S. Levy, Mrs. L. G. Lowe, tlhe Misses Rees, T. Lala, Sierra Bros.. Mlartines Bros., A. Susslin. J. H. Vezien. .1. Cou get, J. Lafltte, l. Sunseri. The result of the various raffles is as folliu s: The turkey has been won by ('harlie- .pahr; the pig by Kirby Barrett: th, fruit cake by Mrs. J. Cunningham: the doll by Miss Page: the box of ciia ly by Elba Oswald; the goat by Mat:hi- tlas so; the centerpiece by Miss ('. \inoleo, the bolt of cotton by Mrs. \\'.. Nel son. History of the Lemon. The lemon has a clear hiLrtory. Un known to the Greeks and lRomans, it was introduced into Spain lv the Arabs in the twelfth century, and l3 1494 was being cultivated in the Azores and shipped in large quantities to aorthmern Europe.