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VOL. 7. THIBODAUX, LA. MARCH gth, 1910. NO. 5 Good Roads Cost No Fortune. The question that has been muchly dis cussed taken up by the Governor and facts and figures will be offerrd The Parish of De Soto taken as an illus trat ion and the cost of road building es timated. Estimations so far show that the model roads do not cost two" thousand i>er mile, but about seven hundred. The much discussed question of good roads is receiving some notice at the hands of the Governor. The measure is a pet measure of his and the fact that there is criticsm to a great extent- that the roads will or are costing from Two thousand dol lars per mile and upwards, he has called people who know in confer ence with him to dispute the criti- cism of this high cost. In the Pa rish of De Soto, where there has been something like thirteen or fourteen miles of model t'oad con structed it is shown by people who know that despite the bad weather prevailing this winter the roads with con vict labor cost only seven hun dred dollars per mile, which is some thing less than the two thousand dollars originally stated. Passion Play next Tuesday Marvel Theatre. Tiie State of Louisiaua. at 20th Judicial Dist. Court, «Parish of Lafoutche. Succession of James McAllister Bourg, No. 1946 Pro. Whereas Nemours T. Bourg, of the Parish of Lafourche, State of Louisiana, has made application to be named and appoiuted adminis trator of the aforesaid estate, Now, therefore, all persons, ere ditors and heirs, and others inter e«ted, are hereby warned and uo fified to file thwr oppositions to the said application in writing with the Clerk of «aid Court, at his offiw in the Town of Thiboitanx, within ten days «ftéi (he tiist publica tioii he eof.oi 1)!m wish the said appli cant will be named and appointed us s'i»;h administrator as required by law and tn accoidance with law. In testimony whereof, (L. S.) Witness my hand and the impress of I lie seal of my office, at Thibodaux, La., February,21, 1910. P. J. Auooiu, Deputy Clerk. F. L, Knobloch, of counsel. THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. 20th Judicial District Court, Parish of Lafourche. Dr. Louis E. Meyeh v*. No . 415S, Suc cession' of Ben Dewoi e and his Wife. Notice is hereby given that by virtue of an order of seizure aud sale issued out of the 20th Judicial District Court of the State of Louisiana for the parish of La fourche, in the above entitled aud num bered cause, and to ine directed and deli vered. I have seized and will offer for sale and-will sell by public auction to the last and highest bidder for cash, in front of the main entrance to the court-house in the town of Thibodaux, between legal sale hours on SATURDAY, MARCH 19th, 1910. tbe following described property seized as the property of the defendant in the above entitled and numbered suit, to-wit: • "The lower half of a certain tract of land situated in the parisV. of Lafourche, on the left descending: bank of bayou Lafourche, at about One mile above the town of Thibodaux, having One and One Half arpents on Bayou Lafourche by Six arpents in depth; bounded above and in the rear by lands of the Abbv and High land Planting Co., L't'd., and below by a public road separating it from the plan tation of Roger & Robichaux. Together with all the buildings and improvements thereon." The foregoing property to be sold to nay and satisfy: (1) the stun of One Huud'-ed and Twenty-Five (*125.00) Dol lars, together with interest at the rate of Eight per cent per annum from April, 34, 1VH)7. till paid, (2) a sum of Ten per cent on the aggregate thereof of said principal and interest as attorney's fees herein, and (3) all costs of these proceed ings. JAMES BEARY. Sheriff of the Parish of Lafourche. FRANCIS L. KNOBLOCH, Att'y. for Pltffs. Thibodaux, La., February 16th, 1910. Suicided At Patterson. E. P. Daigle, a one time resident ofjthis section, who resided for a long time where he was born, be tween here and Schriever, commit ted suicide at Patterson La. last Thursday at 1.30 A. M. No cause is given for the rash deed. He was conducting a barbershop at that place as well as a modern and tip -to-date cofectionery and news ütand. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World. There Qo reason given and it is believed business was very successful. known in this town, ! employed tw in es of a or or SAD ACCIDENT BROUGHT TO LIGHT Young man wanderer killed and bodv found along side of railroad tsack Sunday a week ago. The probability is that he was killed by a moving train while asleep, and this is statement of his companion. Effects found on his person show that he is of New York and was in the Revenue Cutter Service. A young man wanderer met his death in this parish between Raceland and Bayou Des Alle mands on Sunday February 27th last, in a most deplorable man ner. The fact, was made known to the officials here by the rail road people and by the unfortu nate young man's fellow com panion. Dr. Albert Meyer, our coroner, went to the scene Sun day afternoon and although the body was in the woods, in a deserted spot, the railroad, Southern Pacific, stopped its west bound train to take him up after he had completed the in vestigation and inquest. From what could be learned from Dr. Meyer the young man, Leo Ward, and his companion James O'Neil, ware travelling towards New Orleans by freight trains and on foot. The boys were ditched m- putTfV*of fT "freight I at Morgan city and caught I another train only to be ditch- Î | ed at Raceland. They had j been travelling together for five | or six weeks having met and j for med acquaintance as knights I of the road at ElPaso Tex. After having secured something to eat started to " at Raceland they welk towards New Orleans their objective point, and becoming tired they went some distance from the track to rest a while. O'Neil thought his companion followed him, but he remained near the roadbed and slept thero, which was imprudent on his part. o a being awakened by a moving train, O'Neil looked for Ward only to tind him dead along side of thrt track with his head in a pool of blood. He at first was at a loss as to what to do bui. walked to Des Allemands aud roported the fact so that it was communicated to Sheriff Beary. In the afternoon Dr. Meyer; left for the scene on the train : and was provident and thought- ; fui enough to take a cofliin along j a with him, in which he placed the! remains after the inquest and ! buried them at Raceland. The above statement is from that ! irjvtn the coroner by O'Neil and, : to Dr Meyer says it was given in a 'straight forward manner, to O'Neil came on to Thibodaux i without being arrested, awaiting! further developments. He made j friends with the boys and tried ! to get employment in one of the j machineshops,being a machinist, j Among the effeets of deceased j Dr. Meyer found sufficient data ! to identify the boy as Leo Ward, ! born at Ogdensburg N. Y., and I that he served in the United States Revenue cutter Service, j on board Cutter Morril, having: been discharged December 10th, 1909 on accornt of vessel being! placed out of commission and ! recommended for reenlistmentj with an excellent rating. He j communicated with a young j lady at that place from whom de a ceased had received postal,which ; he had in his pocket, together! with a picture of himself. Thomas Pugh Martin. Mr. Thomas Pugh Martin, for- ; merly of Assumption but lately j residing in the City of Mexico | died last week while on his way j here to visit his brother in As- j sumption and relatives inthis sec! tion. His remains were taken to j Assumption for interment. He' . w as an uncle of Judge W. P. Mar- j i tin and court was not held last; Friday to give the Judge a chance : to attend the funeral. j —- j 7.i Ml HP l À- I cirVGl A iieatre, TTîTROn A it Y I I 1 The very best op everything. : [ High Class Moving Pictures, AND ILLUSTRATED SONGS. ! OPEN DAILY FROM 4 to 10 P. M. SATURDAYS FROM 3 to 10 P. M. Prices : Childrrn 5 cents. Adults 10 cents. For Sale. I 0 Lots for for sale in Nie ex, for furtherparticulars Thomas Bernard. bodv tsack and that the met rail our the a its up in F STANDARD OIL Roekfeller, bad John D. Roekfeller, pre paring to organize one of the world's largest philanthropic bodies. His son gives up the field of industry and resigns as director in several corpora tions to accept management. The new charitable organization to be known the Roekfeller Foundation and is ti î created by act of Con gress. The man's money, the money of John D. Roekfeller and a few other rich men, but principally Rockfeller's, the bad man from the Standard Oil company,the indivi dual with no hair, who lives on crackers and who heads that "octo pus", the snaky looking animal we see in cartoon, is soon to be placed into one fund placed at in terest and the income thereform used for the purpose of doing chari ty, regardless of religion, entirely nonsectarian, and without paying attention to any geographical lines, either in this country or in any foreign ceuntry. The idea being to give help and assist all worthy causes in a manner that the most good to humanity will be the out come. _ Suffering humanity will be suc cored from this fund in all man ner possible- If the assistance be I AVOrth >' the fu £ d wil j c ° m ? to as f 8 J' I fescue, regardless of religion,and its Î | 0C ^ tl0 " °5 an ^ r ot ^ ier rea9 ° n * P* ns j fund will be run as the se'verai sue | cussful corporations, with which the j likelier interests have been lden I John D. Roekfeller Jr. has resigned from the directorate of eat several of the corporations in whic to " e " as een mtereste " in order to give his full time to the Roekfeller Foundation,as thisnew philanthropic organization will be known. It is his wish tosee his father's moneyae well as the other money entrusted to the fund willdo good during the lives of the donors and he will see that it is invested safely to the end that the income will be sufficient to relieve all needs of suffering humanity. The organization will be organized and chartered by Act of Congress. Passion Play Marvel Theatre. next Tuesday at Redmen Journal a : Brother Alceste Rodrigue, an ; old newspaper man, not old in j a » e bat in experience, has star the! ted an organ in the newspaper ! field at Donaldsonville, to be pub lished motfchly tobe Known as ! the Redmen's Journal, devoted : to the interests of the Improved in Order of Redmen, as we belong to the order we take an interest i this item, which should have been inserted two weeks ago but j which was squeezed out in the ! rush. We gladly welcome the j paper to our exchange table. j paper to our exchange table. j " j ! ! I j ! j j The ; ; j | j j We asked for the Post Office Room so we could enlarge our banking room so as to accommo date our increasing business. We are putting in beautiful fixtures—something Thibodaux and you will be proud of. We solicit your account if we have not got it now. Bank of Thibodaux THIBODAUX, LA. Convicted Of Murder. j j Joe Harris who was arrested at : his home and accused of the niUr j der of Robert Brown found on Rien j 7.i Plantation in last December was I tried Monday and found guilty of the crime, without capital punish I ment. The evidence was all circum 'stancial, but witnesses swore he I had no money after he was through 1 grinding, that he had the pistol belonging to deceased and that he spent liberally and had more money left, besides he without knowing for whose murder he had been arrested, : [ s said io have said that he had ! I not killed Robert Brown, which fact to by was sworn him. Of graud pre and be few on be in any to be J' its ns the has of to his the of is at in Government By Commission. The Parish of Iberia takes step to do away with Police Jury if possible and have «t body of three. Mass meeting to be held there to give some shape to an idea to that effect prevailing ih that sectiqn. Idea is to appeal to the Legislature to do away with police jurors and ap point committee of three instead. i Î I The Parish of Iberia seems to have taken to the idea of Govern ment by commission. A report says that the public opinion in that section is to do away with the police juries altogether and let the affairs of the parish be ad miuistered by a body composed of three or a police jury of three members.The idea seems to pre vail beyond the pariish and gives promise to take some form at an early date. A mass meeting of the peopie iu that section will be held on April 15th to discuss the matter as well as to inquire into the ad visability of taking such a step. Speakers of prominence from different sections will address the meeting. Tha idea is to pass resolutions and have the matter placed right square before the Legislature at its next meeting. Th$ idea is one that is open to discussion, but Gqyern aient by Commission has proved poptflar wherever tried, as well as suc cessful. The governing body being smaller and having less powers than a police jury are better controlled by the people. To begin with the amount paid the twelve could be paid the three aud they could run the pa rish in a business way for a living and not act aspolice jurop>, si mply t-o accomodate- some par ticular individuals. Police juries meeting six times a year or less for two days or less at one time can not do jus tice to their positions as much as they would care to do so or as hard as they try to do. It frequently happens that a quo rum is barely present for the reason that the individuals com posing the same can not leave their personal callings to give their time to the public good. It may be two this *ime and three different ones ;he next time so that on anaveraçe none or very few of the ten oi twelve mem bers attend an average of four times, a year. No one else would do better, and it is possi ble th^t the new system sugges ted might be a better plan. A full explanation is being awaited and the result of the meeting next month will be watched throughout the State. ' 1 , is be or Fall and Winter MILLINERY. J I ÜI takes pleasure in announcing to ! h er friends and the public that her j stock of Ladies' Trimmed Hats, j Shapes,Misses'and Children 's Hats, j Flowers, Feathers, Ribbons and Ornaments are now on display, and extends to you a cordial invitation to call and inspect same, also does good trimming, novelties in hair combs-, and an entirely new line in linens. ! ladly'show you through ; selection. ped will your ore Neither Necessary Advisable Nor Wise do to Such is the report of the Text Book Com mittee made public by Governor San ders last week. The changes made by the text book com mittee not fully approved by investiga i ting committee. While they are condemned in part they Î are credited with good faith and reliev I ed of charges of graft, etc. to in to a made given ago. fully made The text book committee its report which had been the Governor some days The committe is not exonerated for the selection but they are credited with faith and relieved of the charges of graft, scandal and preference. The report at first attempts to be severe in a way and in order to eoothe injured pride smoothes it over by throwing in a little taffy and flatterv. The report says in part "from the evidence before us we have no hesitation in saying that in recomending the changes in question the members of the textbook committee were not in fluenced or actuated by any im proper motive or consideration. On the contrary we believe that they acted in entire good faith and for what in their judgment was for the best interests of the schools of the State and the oharges of graft school book scandal, raid and simliar expres sions, or without warrant. The most that can be said is that they have fallen into error of judgment. We are of the opinion that changes as extensive as those put into effect were nei ' ther necessary, advisable nor wise, we think that the extra expense put upon the people of 1 the state by such considerable changes is out of proportion to any apparent benefit that has accrued ^o the school system , therefore we do not undertake to say ttiatall of the changes were inadvisable. " Winding up the report the committee states that it is their conviction that the present laws and methods in this matter of school book adoption ghould be changed so as not to imply and suggest a geueral adoption every four years. Their might be some limit fixed as to num ber of changes which may be made at any one time. A school bjokcommittee entirely separate from State Board of Education is recommended, that their re commendationof changes should be published a sufficient time in advance of contemplated changes pud that present law giving pre ference to Louisiana editors and published should be repealed or at least amended. it a of ! j j j ! ; Postal Savings Bank Bill. The much discussed Postal Sav ings Bank bill has at last been passed by the United States Senate on strict party lines. Senator Mc Enery voted all along with the Re publicans on this matter, as usual, until the final vote as a whole,when he voted with the Democrats, some thing unusual. The bill provides that deposits shall be taken by the Post Office in every money order town and deposited in the local banks, the banks to pay 2i 0I0 for the money. No one shall be allowed to deposit an average of more than $100. per month and sums as small as $1 will be accep ted 2 olo interest.will be guaranteed the 1-4 olo being retained for ex penses. The aggregate balance that will be allowed any one de positor will be $600. It is calcula ted, according to reports, that such a law should bring much money out of hiding and result in a fund rang ing all the wayfrom five hundred mil lion to one billion dollars. The idea of the government would be tc use this money in case of any exigency, and to invest it in securities of the government, as advised by the Postmaster General, the Secretary of the Treasurer, and the Attorney General. _ SOMETHING EVERY ONE SHOULD SEE. The Passion Play, one of the great est^biblical stories ever seen,a perfect reproduction of the famous Passion Play, will be presented at the Mar vel Theatre,on Tuesday March 15th. In connection with this 4000 feet of beautiful hand colored film will be presented. The Holy City in a song. The moving ^-pictures will be used instead of sjideS. 1 ^. Prices on this 10 and llTdent*: _—, 3^ at open be at a it I Young Boy Case To Supreme Court. Young colored boy not yet fifteen years years of age has his case sent to the Supreme Conrt from this parish. Plea of abatement on the ground of no jurisdiction tiled in this court and taken to higher court by State on ap peal. The Supreme Court will in all probabili ty send the case back for trial before court as a Juvenile Court and other points will be presented. of to it in in of to demeanors and without trial, t Passion Play next Tuesday Marvel Theatre. The case James Howard, the young colored boy, between four teen aud fifteen years of age was fixed for the trial last Thursday. He was accused of homicide, mur der, and pleaded not guilty. The court appointed Judge Taylor Beat tie to defend him, as he had no counsel, having no mother and his father being out of the parish. The accused has a pleasing face and from all appearances does not rea lize the enormity of the crime with vvhrch he stands charged. Judge Beattie filed a plea in abate meat «fating that under the Con stitution the case should be tried before the Juvenile Court, the same having been made a part of the Con stitution, by an amendaient ad opted by the people and on that ground that the District Court had no jurisdiction in the matter, since the boy was under seventeen, being fourteen years and a half of age, and t&at therefore the indictment should he ^washed. The District Attorney, Hon, H, M. Bourg, made no opposition save 4»# formal way and submitted the matte? to the court without WtfumMé, The Judge granted the ap^* 4 * f 0 * by the State after quashing dictraent not wanting to take it up on himself to set the accused free and not wanting to take any chances at trying the cafefireferring to receive positive instn^Wng from the Supreme Court, which has not as yet passed upon the question as it presents itself in this case. Un der the law the aecused could not be imprisioned for a period beyond his minority. If the case is sent back for triel before the court, as a Juvenile Court, there is every rea son to believe that some pretty legal points will be set up and passed upon by the court, as there are many presenting themselves in the case, in view of the recent creation of the new court. The decision is awaited with much interest to see what the final action in the matter will be. This wi'l be the first case coming before the court as a Juvenile Court, others being dispesed of being only mis at Consolidated The Donaldsonville Times and the Donaldsonville Chief were consolidated and will in the fu ture be run under one manage, ment. Messrs. James Von Lot ten and G. Donnaud Bentley re maining as editors in chief. The Chief will continue as a weekly publication, while the Times will be published as a daily. The Chief is Republican and the Times is a Democratic organ, what the politics of both will be not known, but the public is assured that the high standards these two wide awake journals have attained will be maintained. Our best wishes go to the conso lidation and to the progressive brothers. OYSTERS ! OYSTERS ! We keep them constantly on hand. Phone your orders to Dupre's Gro cery. Phone 149. If you have a home to paint cr room to wall paper see Oliver J. Bourgeois. 5 The many friends of Dr. H. S. Smith and wife are sympathizing with them over the loss of their in fant daughter last Thursday The child was only one day and a half old. The remains were taken to Napoleonville on last Friday for in terment. in the Catholic Cemetery at that place. Arrangements are being made by the local Knights of Columbus with a view of holding an initiation here the first or second Sunday after Easter. The intention is to make it a joint initiation with Denaldson ville, Napoleonville and Houma Mr. Thomas Lagarde spent last Sunday with relatives here. He resigned his position in Donald sonville and left for Kansas City I Mo. where he will accept another tion. to His the the the sad r J. all On the no ap no his ad the 0 * TOUCHING SCENES JIT OLD SOLDIERS HOME, Head of Grand Army of the Re publie while visiting New Orleans visits tn# old soldiers. He made them a speech that was well re ceived, was very touching and which they appreciated. Called them Comrades and praised their bravery while they answer with the "rebel yell". According to reports in the daily papers there was a very touching scene at the Old Soldiers Home in New Orleans, last week. The head of the Grand Army of the Republic, General Lemuel N. Van Sant, being a visitor in that city was taken out to Camp Nicholls, the old soldiers home. He was given a rousing welcome by the old wearers of the gray. In the Assembly Hall the old grizzly veterans greeted him and listened to a very able address delivered them. His address was couched in the most friendly spirit and he called his audience com rades, following this with pariotic and soul stirring sentences thfct brought round after round of ap plause. He spoke of the bravery of the valiant and gallant adver saries who met him and his fel low soldiers of the Union army on the battle field and said in all ear nestness that braver solidere never lived- Asking the question "Did it pay to save this great country ? . The old soldiers would not be out done and greeted him with the re bel yell and gave him the applause his speech called for. He after wards spent a while with them and shook hands with all the inmates of the home. The visit is one that no doubt afforded the old followers of the stars and bars no little plea- sure, and must have afforded the distinguished visitor no little satis faction. m Those Who Come and Go Mr. Alexander Perrin of New Orleans was in town Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Edw'n Toups of New Or leans is visiting relatives in town. WZ I Rev. Father Rousseau was in New Orleans several days last week having gone for the purpose of at tending the funeral of Rev. Father Judge who died from pneumonia, contracted while out administering to the sick and dying. Rev. Father Judge left several relatives at Lcck nort. He also attended funeral of Rev. Father Pfenfer. y m •tf m Mr. Louis Riviere came very near being seriously hurt last Monday. His horse and delivery wagon were standing in front of his store and the horse became frightened at a drove of mules being driven through the streets. Mr. Riviere holdm the reins was dragged through the streets a considerable distance. Mr. John Samara received the sad news of his father's death last week. Deceased had reached the advanced age of 95 years. OYSTERS! OYSTERS. Phone your ordei* to Dupre's Grocery. Phone 149. Wood ! Wood ! Dry wood for sale, Cypress or mixed. $2.00 Per Cord, delivered Ring up Ed. McCulla. Phone 269 Headquarters lor chickens aait Fresh Eggs Dupre's Grocery Phone, 149. ThibodiHx II». Phon r .lar -î deliver* I promptly* J. A. RICHARD. TIX SMITH, all repairing done promptly. Gut tering A Specialty. On Thibodaux Street» in the rear of The Racket ^tqre, Thibodaux, T.a. — — Drink good coffee and tea we handle the Atlantic aud Paeific Tea Co's coffee's and teas, DupreV Grocery Phone 149. Thibodaux La. Phone orders Delivered Promptly.