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by Jin isuk MOUTON.
eoaatel of tae Tewa and
Veutsh of Lafavette.
"hmMias the Lasprese. La.. Pm4O)e. as Second
SATURDAY. Dulotmzat 26, 1908.
The Democratic parish execu
tive committee met Saturday
last and promulgated a notice
of the primary election to be
held on tne 19th of January for
the nomination of parochial omi
cers. The committee practically
adopted the rules recommended
by the executive committee of
the State central committee on
appeal to that body by the
The rules as finally adopted are
fair and in perfect accord with
the law, and no reason exists
why the primary should not re
cord the untrammeled vote of
the suffragists of the parish.
The proceedings of the local
committee were altogether har
monious, both factions having
expressed themselves satisfied
with its action.
The Times-Democrat deserves
the thanks of the people of the
South for its vigorous arraign
ment of Prof. Bassett of Trinity
College, N. C., and for the
merited rebuke administered
the board of directors of the
college for refusing to accept
Bassett's resignation. The
Times-Democrat often reflects
the noblest sentiments and
truest chivalry of the South, and
on this occasion proved itself at
worthy champion. Bassett's
damnable doctrines will avail c
nothing and his pampering to
negrophilism in the North will l
very likely result only in his re
ceiving the thrift following his
fawning, still the gratuitous in
sult flung by him to the imcom- 5
parable men of the old-time and F
present South should not be for c
an instant brooked. The space
offered by the column of a coun
try weekly does not permit us to
publish the magnificent edito- q
rial utterances of the Times
Democrat, but we commend
them to the earnest considera
tion of our readers.
Proceedings of the Democratic
Execsutive Comnmnittee of the
Parish of Lafayette. C
Lafayette, La., Dec. 19, 9go3.-Pursuant
to call the democratic executive committee p
of the parish of Lafayette met this day at
the court house and was called to order by p
its chairman, John Hahn. cc
On roll call by the secretary the follow- ti
ing members answered to their namcs, to
wit: Jean Begnaud, Elias Spell, John Hahn, ,
P. L. l)eClouet, Albert Guidry, Moise Bras- 2,
seux, R. H. Broussard, Jos. 0. Girouard by 3
proxy to R. U. Bernard, absent R. O.
Young, John Whittinmgton. 3r
P. L. DeClouet then presented the follow
ing resolutions which after reading and on 4t
motion duly seconded were unanimously
Resolved, That a white Democratic Pri
mary election be, and is hereby called for 6t
the nomination of candidates for parish and
ward officers, and for the nomination of ten 6t
members of the Parish Democratic Execu
tive Committee, as follows: 7t
Ist. ward, one member; 2d. ward, one 8t
member; 3rd. ward. two members; 4th.
ward, one member; 5th. ward, one member; Ja
6th. ward, two memtnbers; 7t's. ward, one
member; 8th. ward, one member.
Said election to be held on the 19th day of
January 19go4. The polls shall be opened
at 7 o'clock a. m.,and closed at 6 o'clock ti
p. m., at the polling places throughout the
parish, as established by the police jury as
follows-: 1st ward, at J. B. Perez; 2d
ward., at Burton Smith; 3d ward, (court
house); 3d ward, Mouton Switch; 4th ward,
Harrison Theall; 5th ward, Broussardville ac
school house; 6th ward, H. Simoneaux, A. de
C. Guilbeau hall; 7th ward Pilette hall; 8th to
ward, Cyprien Montet. La
.There shall be three commissioners and fi
one clerk at each polling booth. These ru
commissioners shall preside over and con- th
duct the election in their respective polling re:
places, and they shall have the same quali
fcations as are required of the voters at the
precincts over which they preside.
These commissioners and clerks shall be
appointed by the Chairman of the Parish
Executive Committee, on the recommenda
tions of the opposing factions. These re
sa ommendations must be in writing and must
be handed to the chairman at least ten days
before the election. The Lacoste-Voorhies pa
faction shall he entitled to two commission- sh
eras at each polling booth, and the Brous
sard-Scranton faction to one commissioner
" and a clerk at each polling booth. re
The chairman shall without delay, make
St, he appointment and publish the names, to
getber with the precinct and polling booth so
a.t which they are to serve.
The publication must be at least seven
Sd-before the day of election.
.- The qualification of voters of sard pri- "F
ay election shall be that they are white
edemocrats and have paid (when required by sa
-aw-uo to do) their poll taxes for the years th
go and 19go3 in the years in which the
Sbecame due. lie
The' sherit of the parish of Lafayette is hi
ed to furonish, to the commissioners
h polling booth, voting lists alpha
ly arranged, and in the event said
- ure not furnished as requested, the
ners of election are required and wi
to use duly cerlified copies of the
of reord in the oice of the
ai ourt, alphabetically arranged for im
of the election.
one ofering to vote shall be chal- s
..lsihall not be permitted to vote, wil
g Sworn by one of the commis- th(
shall make and subscribe to the
..---, do solemnly swear (or
e:m a white democrat, that at
election, in which I mc
rttpated. I wded bfu the democratic can
*I ;g rad at the sta rgular electioa to
he held, aecording to law, I will vote for
the demoeatie caedidates who may be se
lN ted at the primary election or at a subse
qasat oae, shoeld such become necessary by
failure to nomlaats at this primary election.
nd So help me God."
'hbi aflidavit shall be'attached to his bal
lot, which shall be deposited in the ballot
The chairmpn shall make up of budget of
probable election expenses in detal an
publish same at least three weeks before
the election. Each faction shall, at least
two weeks before the day of the election,
Sdeposit with the chairman its proportion of
Each factiu shall provide their own
u- Should any faction refuse to pay its pro
portionate share of such expenses no ballot
BY cast for the candidates of such faction shall
c be counted
There shall be two Tally Sheets kept by
be the commissioners in each polling precinct,
Or also duplicate lists of voters numbered con
secutively. Immediately after the closing
of the polls, the commissioners shall pro
Sceed to publicly canvass the votes and make
proclamation of the result: Said tally
'd sheets and lists of voters shall be duly signed
Of and sworn to by the commissioners. One
of said tally sheets and one list of voters
)n shall be delivered by at least two coinmis
la sioners to the Chairman of the Demo: ratic
Executive Committee without unnecessary
n- delay, one tally sheet and one list of voters
re together with the ballot box shall be de
livered to the clerk of court.
th The Democratic Executive Committee
ts shall meet in the town of Lafayette on the
22d day of January 19o4, or as soon there
e- after as practicable, to compile the returns
Of and proclaim the result of the election.
The candidates receiving the majority of
h. the total votes cast shall be declared the
a nominees of the democratic party. In the
event of no one receiving a majority of the
r- votes cast for the office for which he runs,
then the two candidates receiving the high
est vote for such office shall run in a second
ad primary, which shall be held on a date to
be fixed by this committee at its meeting
Jan. 22d i9o4.
Notice of the calling of this election shall
es contain a copy of these: resolutions and be
e signed by the Secty. of this committee and
shall be published in a newspaper of the
n- parish of Lafayette at least two weeks prior
to the time fixed herein for the primary.
On motion of R. H. Broussard duly sec
ie onded and carried, it was resolved that the
d chairman of this committee appoint a com
mittee of four, said chairman included as
le chairman, to establish the budget of neces
t sary expenses for the primary election to be
held on January the 19. 1904. The chair
1e man then appointed the following com
t mittee, John Hahn chairman, Albert Guidry,
Elias Spell, and R. H. Broussard, which
Ld committee reported as follows:
ld The following report is hereby made by
the committee appointed by the chairman of
a the Parish Democratic Executive Committee
to establish the budget of necessary ex
penses for the primary election for parish
ii officers to be held on the Igth of January
For commissioners of election......$ 12o on
11 For deputy sheriff....................... 50 o00
For printing etc.......................... too oo
S8 Total................ ...............$ 270 oo
The above amount to be prorated as fol
1- Sheriffs....................................$ -o no
d Clerks of court........................... oo oa
Representatives....................... 30 o
r Coroners................................... 20 00oo
Total................... ............. 270 oo
L- In case the above amount be not sufficient
o each candidate shall contribute his propor
tionate share of the additional amount re
) quired. If the above amount is more than
sufficient the remainder shall be proportion
ately distributed among the candidates.
d Respectfully submitted,
Chairman Dern. Ex. Committeee,
c ELIAS SPELL.,
R. H. BROUSSARD.
The following was then presented by Mr.
Crow Girard representing the Lacoste
it To the Hon. John Hahn chairman of the
e Parish Democratic Executive Committee.
`t You are hereby requested to make ap
y pointment of commiss.oners for the La
coste-Voorhies faction for the primary elec
tion to be held on the t9th day of January t
19o4 as follows: 2
Ist ward, Felix Bernard, Jos. B. Dugas.
2nd ward, Clarence Avant, Veranus Spell. I
I 3rd ward, (court-house) R. H. Broussard,
P. B. Torian.
3rd ward, (Mouton Switch) J. Horace Mou- t
ton, Edmond Martin.
4th ward, Lucien S. Broussard, Alcin T.
5th ward, J. G. St. Julien. Sr., R. U. Ber
6th ward, (Carencro) G. H. Guilbeau, Odon 9
6th ward (Simoneaux) II. E. Toll, Alexan
7th ward, Aymar Comeau, O. F. Comeau.
8th ward, Edward E. Mouton, Leo Judice.
The foregoing commissioners of election is
Jan. 19, 19o4 for Lacoste faction are hereby
appointed to serve as appointed.
(Signed) JOHN IIAHN,
Chairman Dem. Ex. Committee.
There oeing no further business on mo- r
tion the committee then adjourned. b
Chairman D)em. Ex. Committee f
P. L. DECLOUET,
Lafayette, La., December 19, I9o3.-In 14
accordance with above reslutions a white f
democratic primary election is hereby called
to take place in the Parish of Latayette, a
La., at the polling places and on the day ii
fixed in above resolutions and under the
rules therein set forth and for the officers II
therein named, all in accordance with said
P. L. DECLOUET, 'C
Euaerson's Estsay o5 ] Friend
Having been asked to write a
paper on Emerson's "Friend
ship" for the Literary Club, I
find that the more I study and A
read his essay, the more unfit I
find myself for this task. It ol
seems almost sacreligious to at- a
tempt to analyze or tell in plain b
English what it is all about, this fI
"Friendship" which as Emerson s
says, "like the immortality of m
the soul is too good to be be
lieved," so I shall borrow from d(
higher authorities. st
This essay is poetic prose.
"If you undertake to paraphrase r
what he says, and to reduce it
to words of one syllable for
infant minds, you will make as st
sad work of it as the good monk a
witb his analysis of Homer in it
the Epistolae obscurorum Vir- t
orum," (L.owell.) ov
In the beginning of this, the wi
most beautiful and uplifting of
us- his essays, we are taught that
r there is more kindness and
more goodness in the world than
by is imagined. The word friend
on. comes from the Anglo Saxon
al- word freon, to love, and though
lot next to love stands friendship,
of how many of us abuse it.
The emotion which we ought
ast to feel for a friend is compared
in to the effects of fire; swift to
perceive his good qualities, ac
," tive in promoting his welfare.
ro- cheering him on to nobler deeds.
all One definition of "friends"
given by Emerson is, "These
b are not stark and stiffened
on- persons, but the new-born
o poetry of God, poetry without
ke stop-hymn, ode and epic poetry,
i still flowing and not yet caked in
oe dead books with annotation and
grammar, but Apollo and the
tic muses chanting still. If there
s be true friendship there must
a be sterling trust, trust in the
ee truth of the friend's heart, in
he his capabilities. The temptation
s of friendship, Emerson says, are
many and the test rigid. "He
who offers himself a candidate
he for that sacred covenant, comes
up like an Olympian to the
h games, to contest with Time,
w Want and Danger." He must
g be a friend in need, willing
,I to risk the wear and tear of life.
Fe riendship must exist not only
for ways of pleasantness and
r paths of peace, but to carry out
the metaphor, for rough roads
e and thorny by-paths.
Only when one is alone is there
perfect sincerity, for we can not
•e be perfectly honest when the
little social shams, society fibs
' for instance, the whims and
crankyedness of people, have to
be considered. We too often
e sacrifice our honesty to be I
y When we find one beforef
whom we may be our natural
o selves, then a friend is found. A
o friend though seemingly a
"paradox of nature" is in reali
ty the "masterpiece of nature."
o Emerson does not believe in
0 choosing one's friends, for
o friends are "self elected." In
another place he says, "The
t great God gave them to me,"
the barriers of difference in age,
n sex, disposition are broken, and
not in vain like Diogenes with
his lantern, he finds at last an
Holmes says that "Emerson
always seemed to be hedged
around with a certain majesty
like the divinity that doth hedge
a king, and that his ideas of
friendship as of love seemed al
most too exalted for our earthly
conditions. They suggest the
thought that the spirit which
animated his mortal frame had
missed its way on the shining
path of some brighter and bet
ter sphere of being." He may
be thinking of that part of the
essay where he says, "Perfect
friendship may be said to re
quire natures so rare and costly,
so well tempered each, and so
happily adapted that very sel
dom can its satisfaction be real
ized." Emerson has certainly I
placed a high standard before us,
one which we should strive to
reach. This essay teaches us to
be careful how we use the word
Emerson in one part of his
lecture thinks that perhaps a
friendship may be carried on in
a one sided way, but doesn't
like to emphasize this idea too
much, for the entireness, the
perfect trust in the other are
lost. Lowell suggests that the
writer may have been thinking
of his friendship with Carlyle,
which was strong in spite of
many differences in disposition
and views of life.
"The Duet they chanted was a
Miserere with a Te Deum for its
Emerson's style in this as in
other essays is epigrammatic
and quaint. He says, "better
be a nettle in the side of ,your
friend than his echo." 'Friend
ship demands a religious treat
ment." "Guard him as thy
great counterpart, have a prince
dom to thy friend." -"Do not
strike leagues of friendship
with cheap persons where no
friendship can be."
In conclusion, we learn to
appeciate the value of friend
ship. The hearty handclasp is
a sure solace in time of trouble,
it aids and comforts all through
the vistas of life and with the
touch still with us, we are helped 5
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with the other Friend.
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