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heintell PUBLISHEI) WEEKLY BY the pi THE LOWER COAST GAZETTE CO. . that quire F. C. MEVERS, Proesident; S.B. MEVERS, Secretary. tism SPOINTE-A.LA-HACHE, LOUISIANA. persc OFFICIAL ORGAN OF diffic PLAQUEMINEY PARISH POLICE JURY, comr PLAQUEMINES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD, are a PLAqUIEMINFES PARISH EAST BANK LF:VEE DISTRICT. teac GRAND PRAIRIE LEVEE DITR!Ci, whic LAKE BORGNE BASIN LEVEE DISTRICT. volvi BURAS LEvEE DIsraticr nom knov TERMS: $1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE; old f Entcered at the Piante-a-la-Haehe, Post Office as second class formject mail matter react .. -.... ... . . ... - -- ques SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27TH 1909. secu ... our: gran Progressive Plaquemines. adje In a singular editorial in his issue of February 20, our con- tivel tetlporary permits himself to say that Plaquemines parish is like the 1 the crawfish, instead of going ahead it is retrograding, simply be- of s; cause we are unfortunate enough to have among us too many indi- day ,'ituals who have not the welfare of our parish at heart, men who stud shrouigh greed are looking on only for their own interests and who whit Sare seeking to grab) everything in sight. foot Oýur contemporary is so accustomed to trifling with the truth, to lear: giving distorted statements of facts and unfair conclusions based he ( upon such disto'-tions, and to occasional misstatements, untrue in but tact and conclusion that we hesitate to consider what he says or to sche Sundertake his reconstruction, his makeup is so manifestly bad. con( However, we must give him credit for telling the truth some-rept times, and in a no uncertain way. He never said truer words than teat there we quote from him above, but he fails to say that he and pup the interests behind him have been the chief sinners in every lish specification that he makes. He asked his ward for his election to was the Police Jury. The voters of his ward refused to so honor him. mer He then asked for something and got the clerkship of the Police Jury and from that moment was disloyal to the body that he strc served. We do not need to recount his many misdeeds. Suffice it pup is tasay, he has his reward. If he has a good looking glass he inq lmust be ashamed to look himself in the face. nov Now as to his perversion of the facts he refers to. His Back dea Levee District has the right to tax up to 5 per cent. Why? Be- sha cause he or his immediate friends insisted on it. His principal for was one of the commissioners and it was the deliberate judgment rat] of the property owners of that district that only by such legisla tion that that section of the parish could be saved from periodic Chi overflows. The bill was got through the legislature only by ex-. an plaining the request of the property owners to thus tax them- fac selves. And so it was with every levy tax. It was proposed to his limit the Lake Borgne District to the lower line of Monsecour trir plantation. The property owners from Monsecour to Bohemia pre- Di( ferred to be included in the District and to be protected from ho erevasses as they have been for sixteen years. in S Gentlemen who fail to get public office become wonderfully the virtuous and anxious about the public good when the public de- doi eides to give some one else the offices. It makes a diffierence to th( them as to whose ox is gore'. "When the devil got sick the devil a vat monk would be; when the devil got well, the devil of a monk was m he." Our contemporary is now in the first stage pf the devils on distemper, He may never recover. Our contemporary's personal references to us are simply absurdly untrue. . The writer was a edi S. promoter, a stockholder and a director in the New Orleans and of *Gulf Railroad when it was built to Bohemia. He opposed the tak to ' up of the twenty miles of rails from Belair to Bohemia and en ev deavored to organize an oppqsition to it, but failed. He had always th profound re speiteA$titxc ie friendship for Judge Robert Tfingle if which Was always *procated by Judge Hingle in many public of Sppeeehes and places. For many years he was the largest tax th4 i eX *.ar but one in the parish and pays taxes now on his own prop 't; Id ont his shares in corporations iri which he owns practically ev ,: * 4 stock far more than all the taxes paid by the membeirs of is ji.g 9pg nization, He has lived in this parish o;i l.. ~'ltoof theProteetor, he has the interest of the *,yy ~t bh is a willing taxpayer, but nilkes ni6 e? wealth - admits the reverse condition,. The writer or iJd(tb get the office he wanted, but he doesn't sullk in his tent Sof that. When the writer turned over the afliairs of the " to the Hon. H. P. Kernochan in 1892 there were no debts due sh atever, and a Court House had been built. Let us hope that dur thng te administration'of the Hon. J.B. Fasterling two high schools m wiln built,and provision made for their' maintenance,that our roads D'-'~i flyrimproved and that ou' present excellent levee syE- 4 en w411 be maintained against the 2onstantly increasing river ec 7 bei"hti All this shall be our earnest prayer, even if there be tax t1 araters, apphist4, socialists and disgruntled office seekers, m ,: Danger la The Use of Slang. .The seeming sjncerity.of our contemporary in his announced ai Sntentin to apply all possible effort to the upbuilding of our rsh along all available les as indicated in his issue of Feb- p * 6th, and his appeal for aid under the caption of "Will He n elp?" led us to'a- sincere response under the cption of "Sure v; A . k,"an affirmation of consent,which while pure enough slang sim- s means aheanfty approval of the announced line of conduct, While ti lag is bad and someslang is very bad, its use is frequeotaly justi- sr byits singular appropriateness. Its use by us in our issue pf : J.rb. 6, was unfortunate and we regret it and apologize to our a So .porary for it'usein the article referred to. In responding p , i)nre his last issue he calls himself Mike, an appelation never a amhd of by us, and in his response he is led to a degree -of t] ai~lhity of expres.ion unsought, uncalled for- impolite, offen. t] and we resent it, Marcel, the distinguished French philolog- , years ag'in his book on the study of language,that no man n speak two languages equally well. If he became much b in wt language other than his mother tongue, hd would falter o . tter. Therq are idiomatic differences in all languages C lesome are very slight, they are still perceptible. For nce a Frez'chman m_ qs_ i]!Ingljsh, "When he will come in c 1iexplain it to him." e Engl,isman ould gay to convy the a idea, "when he eomes in I- will e.xplain it to hum, . The u * utili*e two futurgs, the Englishman but one, in such ' we can canaely forgive our coptemporary for the offensive l Z liarity that he uses in his article herein before alluded, but if l $3dge by wh'tMardel says, our contemporary was oblivious to . n tof te modern slang that we good naturedly used,never c nhgtfat the nomenclature would be made personal. We , 14 ndeavoN to avoid the use of slang, or of such slang as i '!ot be clealy comprehensible by the average man, I -A ;- 4 Schoots of The Parish 'of Plaquemines. 'great improvement in the school system of this state so c "etred toin these later days, is no where felt t~o have j g tiaedpjiprovemenr thtn ii th.is parish, For several de- 4 tttethe evil wr * Ow hools wiereutilied by'those then in j cbifW for the pu e of granting eome peiquisites here and to 1 teacher,hether competent or incompetent and were held to s~peial favor and got the lion'- share; ckldren of the parish had but few schools and these were snt of a very high order. The backwardness of our wel ast Of many oter parishes of the state in the htqr e ea subject of genvral comment\ and the tW Irt~dering the school question have given the I----- to" e and more power fromni time to time, I-*- weal establishment Qf higher educa. S brei ody reached in the countr, The p~udej ptthe State Normal School, thy "--t-b- pee for the" extraordinary improve .... - c] e4 during recent years. The ":: :_., anti of higher aiadards ii iiiar th dati of theg ~ litthe ~uishof l mi . teache IIe To many persons it may seem a comparatively small matter as Mess to whether or not a school is guided by a teacher of greater or less tiem intelligence, provided that the teacher has more. knowledge than Hc the pupils. Pedagogical studies have revealed the fact, however, 'Mon that the imparting of knowledge to others is a profession that re- an quires a degree of natural ability, of tact and of personal magne- enga tism that are rarely fouind combined in any one individual. Some peop persons seem to be born teachers and others not. It is somewhat ing difficult to explain the matter, but it would seem that they have Bert comprehensive views of every subject that comes before them and nesd are able first to comprehend the peculiarities of the pupils they are teaching and then are able to interest these pupils in the work in which they are engaged. The latter day method of thought in- M volving as they do the underlying reasons for whatever phe- of tt nomna may present themselves, enable the teacher to impart N knowledge to a pupil in a way that is likely to reach its mark. The stat old fashioned way of requiring a child to remember a mass of in- mid! formation verbatim, without any conscious knowledge of the sub- Ed. ject and without any interest in it, is happily passing away and the glad reasoning powers of the pupil are now brought into action. His self questions are encouraged and a vast amount of information is thus cold secured with probably less effort than ever before. We recall in did our school boy days our early studies in English grammer. The bort grammer of of the school was Kirkham's. The nouns, pronouns, tre adjectives and articles seemed to our youthful intellect compara- as i tively comprehensible, and satisfactory responses were given to ride e the teacher to any inquiries made concerning these several parts trin of speech. A stumbling block was just ahead, however, and the boa day we reached verbs was a Black Letter day in those early Adf studies of English grammer. Kirkham says that a verb "is a word ales 0 which signifies to be, to do, or to suffer." A one-gal!.sed, bare- osc footed, ten year old boy was nonplussed by this terrific array of the learning which he was expected to assimilate with as great ease as the he did the information concerning nouns, pronouns and adjectives, nin but he could not do it. The direct statement was made to the ke, ' school teacher that the pupil could not comprehend the statement thi! l. concerning verbs. The teacher who had the class in hand quietly reported the mental condition of this culprit pupil to the head teacher and the response came back to the effect that the culprit d pupil should be whipped and made to comprehend. This was En- hei . lish grammer taught sixty years ago, and yet English grammer it' to was learned under just such conditions by thousands of the elderly Da . men of the present day.C e These difficulties are herein referred to only to bring out morei v Sstrongly the fact that the old fashioned, blunt way of requiring a ai it pupil to know by sheer force of memory the proper response to any eir einquiry concerning his lessons that the teacher might make, has ex now given way to the newer methods in which the teachers en- i k deavor to so conduct their pupils along deucational lines that they "t l shall comprehend every move they make and be able to generalize al for themselves and not to remember any set thing as such, but rather reasons that led up to classification and nomenclature. cu la Itt is true that there are some marked exceptions to all this. ar i Charles Dickens in recounting the experiences of Nicholas Nickelby an and especially his school teaching at Dotheboy Hall, refers to the M m- fact that Mr. Squeers, the principal of the school, apart from bI to his feeding the boys on sulphur and molasses to keep them in good f ur triinm, had a very realistic way of conveying information to them. e- Dickens cites his inquiry of the boys as to their knowledge of CM m horses, Proper evidence of the knowledge of horses being given, in order that a greater degree might be acquired, the boys were ly then instructed to take a curry comb and curry the horse. We U le- don't want to try to prove by this that Charles Dickens evolved to the Darwinian hypothesis a quarter of a century tr more in ad la vance of Charles Darwin himself, but to show that that wonderful ras man, Dickens, did have conceptions of how to do things that at bi ils once made him the greatest novelist then known. N ial We don't want to wander away, however, from our subject of M a educational matters in our own parish We have here now a body M od of school teachers that are earnestly engaged in the effort vi to teach the young people of this parish. If. every parent and f, n, everyone interested in the youth of this parish would now do all m ys that they can in order to facilitate the work of the school teachers; I gle if they would use every effort to promote the constant attendance v lic of the pupils, to prevent anything like tardiness or truancy; if Lax they would encourage the pupils to learn all they can and endeavor ce to impress upon them the necessity for prompt obedience with S lyevery order and request of their teachers, they would help im- E of mensely in the great good that is being accomplished by all ofr ish these teachers. We have never before had a,body of teachers so o t he thoily'educated in their profession, as we Bha niow. W W o should feel proud of them and we should do "all that we can in ter order to aid them in the laudable work in which they are en- I gthe I'all this be done, will bbuta. very few years before we due shall have very matked Aridences of Qur heightened educational ur- standards. The yonng boys of to-day will be the young men of to- e as mnorrow and the young men of to-morrow will be our leading citi ads zens a few years hence. Time flies rapidly and not a moment is to vEr be lost if we wish to secure for ourselves and for our families the er educational advantages that are presenting themselves to us. If tax this be done in this parish earnestly and generally, we perhaps may soon want higher schools, or graded schools, and all of these will quickly come, as soon as the public jis convinced as to their necessity. Somine twenty years ago we were earnestly advocating the erection of High Schools at Pointe a la Hache and Buras and iced ,and the levying of a special tak to pay the cost of the construction our of the school houses and the maintenance of the schools. The 'eb- Police Jury of the parish sedhned favorably disposed toward the He matter at that time, buL it was finally thought to be a little in ad ,ure vance of public opinion arid the proposition was' lost by a vote of im; six against four for the tax and the schools. 'e tare inclined to hile think that the time is approaching when it would be wise to make u-ti such effort again. It is frequently stated that those who desire B pf any higher education can readily get it by golpg to the city of our New Orleans. There are, however, hunclredrs of families in our ing parish who would gladly have their children acquire some or much ve advanced education, who cannot afford to send their children to -of the city for that purpose. "]n other states and,;n fact, in many of !en- the parishes of this state, provision is made for them by local high log. schools. Such schools in country or.rpnities can be generally man maintaihed at a moderate cost and resident pupils can generally iuch be boarded at a moderate cost, the total expenses not reaching lter over one-half of what would be necessary in a great city like New eges Orleans. For Incident to this matter of leaving our parish to secure an edu S cation comes one fact that our people shohld give more attention to the and that is that the ooung people going to the great city .to be ed The ucated there, at the increaised expense necessary, quickly come to such nove in circles very different from those of their own home sur roundings and they thus become weaned away from the country si life and discontented with what they term its discomforts and t if launch out into life in the great city with "all" its perils, where s to many of them are finally wrecked. It would be far better for the ever country if we could keep our inteligent young men and young We women in the eduntry and not have them migrate to the city, as $ s is so much the custom in these. modern days. -et us have all the modern culture that wre cad get and let us get it at home if it be possible and we can readily do this, and doubtless do it well and increase our facilities as rapidly as the demand for these higher educational facilities increases. This journal will be very glad to e so open its columns for communications from our readers on this. sub have 3eet, which is one that ought to interest every citizen-and this de- word in its broad sense of men and womenwin this parish of mi Plaquemines. Venice. Mr. D. Ernest and Frank Nelson of Port Eads were reeently the guests of Miss .Irene and Dorothy Clark. Mr. John Jackson was reeently'a welcome visi tor~here. Miss Eunice Felon and Mr. Thomas Chanov of New Orleans are spending sene time with relatives here, Mr, Leo Buras and Thomas Chanov wa$. the guest of the Misses Bernard's. Mrl.. Cprien BTiras one of the oldest peeons In oaur aeighbhehood died last Wdneday and was laid to rest last yr eesdayer-She w9L02 years an6I j l t iaggini w a f visitor hqq fnh. urs gb gu ·people V~ ' were entertained by Mr, Angustin Bur. as. Those enjoying Mr; Buras' hospital ity were: Misses Irene and Dorothy Clarke, Julia Buras, Julia Biaggini, Eu nice Fellon, Marie Baras, Messrs, Jos. and- Douglas iClarke, Theo. Buras, Thomas Chanov and Leo Bdras, "Ste. Sophie. Judge A. Leopold of this place, went a to the city last week for a day, but the storm prevailing, detained uim in the t city an extra day, t Mr. Earl Baker and family andMr. SM. C. -Baker and little brother spent a few .days .i Ste. Sopeie the past week, the charming Mrs. Baker Iami delightfal l ttle son spending Sthl "e at ;Mr, Dohsons' while the Messrs. Baker and Mr. Chapin, a gen- i Munste tleman from the North, went hunting. oenberg Hon. Simon Leopold went to the city bardo. Monday, returning Tuesday evening, One and is very busy attending to his many of the engagements, Many of Sty. Sophies' tant Ch people made trips to New Orleans dur- ruary i ing Carnival week. Mr. Lucien Caro of parties Bertrandville wasin this place on Wed- daught nesday and Thursday. Mr. C. . . -Ator Nichoils nged a - Mrs. J. J. Kelly spent the early part fern le of the week visiting friends in Ostrica. bridal t Nicholls was roused from its usual s've ce e state of tranquility by seeing in its of Ne\ midst the genial countenance of Mr. weddin SEd. Burton of Daisy, whom we are the are e glad to say seems to be his usual j(,ily bcrger s self. Mr. Burton informs us that the silk m S cold weather of some two weeks ago i with 1: n did quite a little damage in his neigh- in plac e borhood,cracking the bark on the orange blossol trees and making the truck farms look sister . as if visited by fire. A very enjoyable ' of hor :0 ride was taken as far as Buras in the trimm S trim little launch "Roomer". Those on carries -. board were the:Misses Carrie Johnson, groom Ada and Selma Anderson. Elvina Mor- as bes d ales, Messrs. Sid. Johnson, Ed. and elegar . Oscar Anderson and others, and after of the f their return a dance was indulged in for other LS the remainder of the afternoon and eve On ning. The devotees of St. Valentine are couplt ie keeping the place pretty well stirred up i intent ,t this week. guest! ly Mr. Md Daisy pient: it Mrs M. R. Louderbough is having her house repaired, and when completed or it will make quite a pretty appearance. On( ly Daisy will be well represented at the yiving Carnival this season. His re Mr. John Edgecombe, who had been our tc a living in New Orleans for the past Art ly eight years, visited Daisy Sunday and; acter as expects to reside here in a short while, at he ,n- Mr. Edgecombe says this place is on a the 1N ey "boom", but the people here do not re- Pere; ze alize it. lia tUt The gardeners are transplanting their frien cucumbers this week. The rice planters last ! is. are well advanced with their plowing me by and will sow most of their fields in Qu he March. The orange trees are loaded with the t b)m lossoms promising a large crop this and d fall. Re The holidays allowed the teachers cons of carnival were highly appreciated. impr Mr. H. W. Fox of Daisy and his little grou re daughter, Miss Elsie visited C. Fox at have le Union Settlement Sunday. our' red Ti I ad- Nairn. Gaic ful Miss Theoda Haygood, the formerly boon at beloved teacher of Nairn School visited well Nairn Sunday and was the guest of of c of Mrs. Theo. Brown. Mrs. S. DiBartolo, )dy Misses Leontine Buras and May Cogne- i ort vich were the guest of Mrs. L. Gauf Lnd froy Wednesday evening. Little Miss O all Mollie Chauvin, Maurice O'Brien andiLa )rs; Herman Sylve are spending the Carni nee val holidays in New Orleans. if Wednesday evening the Misses Lin VOr coln and Miss Elia Mongrue, Messrs. t T ith Sidney Johnson, Emmet Kelly and BudI Lak im- Bennet had avery enjoyable time launch this of riding on the river. Messrs George Line- l owi so olnand Jos. O'Brien were guests of Miss ow S9s. Marie and Luise Ga;iffroy Sunday. rBou in Mrs. W. H, Chauvin visited her mot-. Mor en- her Mrs. Mare Cognevich Sunday. Mr. Jos. Redman of New Orleans was the mey we guest of Mr. S. M. O'Brien Sunday. e al A surprise party was given by. the Io to- girls and boys of Point Pleasant Satur- to eiti- day night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. s to Geo. O. Lincoln. Mr, A. Commander the was at Nairn Sunday and was the guest. A If of Mr. E. E. Kirby. Kne laps lese Empire owl heir The recent cold weather did very lit- due ting tie damage to the crops in this locality. ary and Empire observed Washington's birth tion day by flying her flags. uul The One of the laborers in the factory wh the here, had his hand badly crushed by an te: ad- oyster car, he was conveyed to New Sof Orleans for medical treatment. We sin se I to cerely hope amputation of the member fol iake will not be necessary, the unfortunate sire man having losthis otherhand in some mi rof former accident. L our (Our enterprising merchant Mr. Jos, Ca auch Hingle is improving his premises by havy A n to ing his yard filled with sand and making 181 v of fine shell walks. fo high Many friends will note with interest di rally the marriage of Mrs.Kate Rapp Wilson dc rally to Mr. J. B. Murrell. The ceremony was er hing celebrated in New Orleans at the resi New dence of the bride's sister, Mrs. S. eC O'Neil, by the Rev. E. W. Hunter. b edu- Mrs. Murrell formerly resided in Plaque i n to I mines, where she is well and favorably th ' ed- known. Hearty congratulations and e e to best wishes are extended to Mr. and e sur- Mrs, Murrell. in Intry Empire entertained an unusually 8 and large crowd of visitors last Sunday. al there 1 *the Triumph. oung Mr. Herman Schoenberger, who is at a , S tending the Louisiana State University. L th was a visitor to his home this week. S It be 'Mr. A. B. Bulot, who is at presenta and residing in New Orleans visited his i gh mother last Sunday. ti *d to Messrs. N. and E. Carlson-of Galves. el sub- ton Tex,. also Misses F. and L. Butler, ti this of Neptune, were guests at the hospi- 1: ih of table home of Mrs G, Schoenberger, fori t several days. Mr. Sigmund Schoenberger. one of i our prominent young men, was a'visitor a n Bur to New Orleans this week. : rpital Mr. and Mrs Paul J, Rhiner entertain- i orothy edvery informally on Wednesday at e ni, Eu progressive euchre. Tne hostess was 1 assisted in receiving by Mrs, C. Munster. I i Buras, man. Ten games of euchre resulted in r S the lady's first prize being awarded to ( Mrs. E. Baumann. Mr. Sigmund Sch- ! oenburger won the gentleman's first ,went prize; while the consolation prizes were f ut the bestowed upon Miss. F. Schoenberger r in the and Mr. G. Schoenberger. At mid- f night a delicious supper was served, ndMr. The dining room was beautifully.decora- 1 r spent ted with flowers and ferns. The Le past guests inchled Misses S. T. and K. i Baker Schoenberger,, F. and L. Butler, C. ending Stockfleth, H. Reuber, S. de'Armnas, i ie the &Irs,, Baxau~ a . ~qr. and M, . G. n- Munsterman, Messrs, G. and S. Sch- ti.n of g. oenberger, B. Bura~. J. Butler, D. Lom- per bbi ty bardo. sugar,. g, One of the must beautiful weddings ets per y of the season took dplace at the Protes- rough r s' tant Church in Buras on Thursday. Feb- ad " 1 ir- ruary 18, at 7 p. min. The contracting j.roluct of parties were Miss Sophie Schoenberger, ject to d- daughter of Mrs. G' Schtenberger, and 14 of l Mr. C. 11. Carlson of Gaiverton Texas. 3,, it At one end of the church was aria- Sh, riff nged an arch of moss with rows and mines art fern leaves entwine 1, under wvhicli the hersby a. bridal couple stood during the imipr s- assessn al s've ceremony pirformed by Rev.Franike notify its of New Orleans. To the strains of the gaged i Ir. wedding march the bride entered onil gets fe ire the armof her brother Mr. G. Schoen- port an ily berger. Her bridal robe wes of white tax the the silk made on princess style trimmed been n igo with lace. Her long bridal veil was hel (d n n gh- in place by a spray of natural orange ing re' ge blossoms. She was attenden by her sir 1ok sister Miss Tfillye Schoenberger as maid c ble of honor, who wore a white swiss drcs, so the trimmed with valenciennes lace and iala on carried a boquet of white roses. The all oy on, !groom was attended by Mr. E. Aiht.brti ,of thi or- as best man. After the ce:Imo:v an e, i tnd elegant reception was held at the home , isi ter of the bride, followed by games and ive for other amusements until a late hour. y lo eve On the following morning, the happy v r for are couple left for Galveston, where they 0 baLl barrel Sup intend to remain for several days the, l., f guests of the grooms parents. L'e i Mr. and Mrs. Carlson were the r(.eci S(,r pients of tumerous costly presents. of St ang notifi Ated Jesuits' Bend. this : ne.e Once more Rex is in our midst, rece- tribul the iving the homage of his loyal subjects. coed His arrival has almost depopulated embo een our town. Ins past Among those who attended the "char. have and acter party"'' given by Miss M.Crouerre dale i hile. at her residence in Orleans Street,were On on a the Misses Edwige, Leah and Ethel Secol t re- Perez and Mr, and Mrs M. P. Casteiy. follo` miss Euphrasie Beenel entertained her it re: their friends quite charmingly at a dance ioner iters last Saturday. Joyful expectation beca- I)istr wing me areality. publi s in Quite a crowd of maskers passed thro' mine with the town Tuesday, creating much mirth publi this and enjoyment. be n Rev. Father Kellogg has been a very Boar hers conscientious worker and has greatly the N ated. improved St. Cecelias church and Pres! little grounds. New pews and a fine organ Th X at have been added. Much praise is dlue quire our worthy pastor. stata The ringing down of the curtain of by t Gaiety on Ash Wednesday is indeed a offii nerly boon to Jesuit Benders as it means TI sited well-won rest and relief after a season ing i t of of crowded gaieties. read tolo, - - - - - .gne- Proceedings of the Board ýauf aiss of Commissioners for the and Lake Borgne Basin Levee )an arni District. TI Lin stns in New Orleans, January. 15th, 1909. 5 a Issrs. The Board of Commissioners for the ana Bud Lake Borgne Basin Levee District met bee Lunch this day in regular session with the fol lme- lowing members present, John Dymond P irresident, and Commissioners J. C. ndY' Bourg and F. G. Jonah, Engineer J.'F. mot- Monget, Inspector Nunez, and Attor .Iidr. }ney John Dymond Jr. President Dy a the mond on behalf of Inspector Leopold " explained that owing to press of work . the on the levees Mr. Leopold was unable Satur- to be present, and asked that he be ex Mrs. cused. ander A communication was read from Col. Coi guest R. G. Pleasant, Assistant to the Atter. wa ney General, in which he stated that pre owing to the absence of General Guion at: ry lit- due to illness, the matter of the bound- bei cality. ary between this Distrietand the Grand gr birth- Prairie District would have to lie over sut uutil the Attorney General's return lea actory when it would receive his personal at- wil by an tention. New On.motion of Commissioner Jonah iss We sin seconded by Commissioner Bourg the 265 iember following resolution was a lopte' su tunate BelIt resolved by the Board of Coin some missioners for the Lake Borgne Basin Ba Levee District, that for the purpose of . Jos, carryingout the object contemplated by by hay Act 14 of 1892; approved June 21st, naking 1892, that there be and is hereby aevied Bi for levee purposes for the year 1909, a nterest district levee tax of ten mills on the Wilson dollar or assessed valuation of all prop ny was erty within the limits of this district. he'rsi. Be it further resolved that the Ass- Ti [rs. S. essors of Plaquemines and St. Bernard lunter. be, and they are hereby authorized and S( Plaque instructed to extend the said taxes on Cl vorably the tax rolls of their.respective parish- H ns and es, and the tax collector of the Parish- C [r. and es of St. Bernard and Plaquemines,are A instructed and authorized to collect the usually said taxes in their respective Parishes, day. all in accordance with Section 8 of Act 14 of 1892, approved June 21st,-1892. Be it resolved by the Board of Com 'h is at missioners for the Lwke Borgne Basin versity, Levee District that in acco clan e wth ek, Section 9 of Act 14 of 1892. there be present and there is hereby levied for the year ted his )909, a local assessment or forced con- T tribution of five cents on each anyl ev Galves. ery acre df land susceptible of cultiva Butler, tion within the District, and sixty dol e hospi- l ars pcr mile for Railroad lines within 'ger, for the District. Be it further resolved, etc., that the one of Assessors of the Parishes of St. Bern- o "visitor; ard and Plaquemines are instructed to ft place and extend the said local assess: ftestain- ment or forced contributions on the ass d sday at essment rolls of their respective par ess was ishes, and the Tax Collectors of the i iunster- parishes of St. Bernard and Plaque- 'i ulted in mines are instructed and authorized to: C trdd to collect the said taxes within the limits b und Sch- I of their respective parishes. n's firstl Whereas the Board of Commissioners s es were for the Lake Borgne Basin Levee Pist- c nberger rict, consider that the funds provided c tn mid- for under sections eight and nine of . served, Act 14 of 1892, approved June 21st, decorao 1892, inadequate to locate construct ns. The and repair levees of the District as to and K. j prcvmnt disastrous floods therein. tler, C. Be it resolved, etc., that there-be and' Apnwas, is hereby levied for the year 1909, a lmv~ G. stpeqa1 assessment or forced j~ont~yibu. , tin of 2z cts ler ),:le of cotton, l(cts. per bbi of sugar, ::i ct.s. per hhgs. of su:gar, .c7ts. pe; bbl. of molasrs, 7 1-2 s cts per lil. of syrup, 2 l-2et., per Lbl. r- Iugh rice, 1-2 ct. per bhl. esculent::. a d " 1-2 cis. per bushel of oranges Sj.roluced in said D)iw'trict, upon I'und sub ject to t:xati on under pro. icio,ns or Act i 14 of 1892. iBe it ifurtiler re'. ltedl, 'tc. that thi, ShP riffs of tihe )arshi es of l'aque. Iiines an1t St. lt ernat.i !," and thev :te, • hereby ;!ut i:or!z l to c ollect the s eecial SassessInlt. or forced contribtions, t e notify collioln ca'rintl'; and etnrson:, tnl e gaged in transporting goods and passou 11 gers for hire, not to reeeive or tran~s port an.y produce ugan whicrh they produce Stax therein provided for shall not have Sheeen paid. On motion, duly sec:ondhed, the follow e ing res'olution wa\s adopted: Whereas r. sectin 0I of Act 14 of 1192. has by Ssc,'tion 1, of Act 4, of 190,t eIen amendu ed so as to provide for levying of t spe ('ial nss' ssment or forced c. olt riuti, o on 't all oyvsters gat.he,'e,l from the waters Sof this district. S tHe it resolved by the Bloard of ('om 1 tissiloners for the Lake lorgno Btain Levee 1)is~trict, tl;, there hi, and is he re by levied a an annual special ;sssssment lor forced contribution of 1 1-2 cts. ler Y barrel on eOach h1r.'rel of oysters gath er'ed from the waters of this district. Be it further resolved, etc.. that tihe Sheriff and Assessors of the parishes of St. Bernard and P'la;uemines' he notified by the Secretary of the levy of this special asstssment or forced con 'e- tribution so that the Sheriff may pro ts. coed to collect same. and the assessors ted embody same in their reports. Inspector Nunez was instructed to .ar. have revetment construce. d at Scors rre dtale new levee. ere! On motion of Commissioner Hourg .hel Seconded by Commissioner Jonah, the !i. following resolution was adopted; Be her it resolved by the Board of Commiss nee ioners for tle Lake Borgne Blasin Levee ca- District that the Lower Coast Gazette. published at Pointe a la Hache, Plaque iro' mines parish, and the St. Bernard Voice irth published at Arabi, St. Bernard parish, be made the official Journals of this ery Board beginning March 1st, 1909; upon atly the vote being taken on the foregoing and President Dymond excused himself. gan The Secretary was instructed to in dlue quire from the State Auditor as to the status in the matter of the check sent of by this Board and lost or mislaid in his ed a office. pans The Secretary submitted the follow ason ing report:- My last report should have read as follows Balance at last report $3921.x3. ird Recipts 3215.57 7136. 85 the 3 of ile 39 warrant paid by e the State Treasurer 41.04 Apparent balance 7095.81 Thirty six of the 39 warrants issued since last report and aggregating $5704. ) 75 are in the hands of the Canal-Louisi the ana Bank and Trust Company, having met been paid to themr. tinder the existing e fol contract. nond Report for this month. . C. Apparent balanmce at last J.'F. repbrt $7095.8. tto'- Receipts from St. Dy- Bernard $16556.69 Dpold Receipts work Plaquemines 4565.51 able .21122.20 a ex- Apparent balance $28218.01 The Canal-Louisiana Bank and Trust SCol. Company have been instructed to for Ltter- ward all the warrants, issued under the Ithat present contract to the State Auditor uion at Baton Rouge, for collection. There ound- being a total of ffty one warrants, ag irand gregating the sum of $7191.27, which over sum deducted from the above balance 'eturn leaves an apparent balance of $21026.74 i1 at- with the State Treasurer at this time. A detailed statement of 21 warrants Jonah issued since last meeting, Nos. 2679 to g the 2699, both inclusive, aggregating the sum of $1486.52, was read and approved. Conm- I There being no further business the Basin Board adjourned. ose of I FERNANDIO ESTOPINAL ted by Secretary. 21st, ievied Budget of Probable Expenses For 909, a mulated by the Police Jury n the for Year 1909. i prop" Police Jurors $ 500.00 ict. Sheriff 4000,00 Ass- Treasurer 800.00 rnard Secretary 325.00 od and District Attorney 750.00 es on Clerk of Court 500.00 arish- Health Officer 500,00 ai Coroner and Jail Physician 700.00 'esare Assessor 1000.00 't the Pensioners . 540.00 rishes, Cadets to L S U and Stat Nor of Act mal 350.00 ' Jurors and Witnesses 1000.00 Rasin i- Registrar of Voters not to ex casin eed 700.00 Sw'th Just,ce of Peace and Cotetable 600.00 yr be Contingent Expenses 500.00 ie year d con- Total . 12,765.00 ev Order ultiva- State of Louisiana tv dolT Parishl of Plaquemines within 29th JUDICIAL DIsTRI('T COURT hat the It is hereby ordcred that the sessions Bern- of this Court shall hereafter be hield as eted to follow to-wit: assess I One week beginning the first Tues the ass day of each January, February, March, Te par- May, Junr~, July. November and Dec, of the cmber; Jury t, rms two weeks bcginn Plaque- ing the firs:t Moniay of April and Oct rized to obo r' the whol to be govwrned by the limits business before the Court. It is further ordrted that the Clerk sioners shall nake entry hereof on the minutes e Dist- of the Court and cause due publication rovided of the same to be made in the official nine of jcureal of this pysrise acccrdingto law, e 21st, Parish of Plaquemines ,nstruct January 5, 1909. as to' R. EMp THING LE . Judge, be and' A true copy. ERNEST ALBERTI 1, - a D'y. Clerk. mntryths.