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POINTE-A4LA-HACHE, LOUISIANA. any othe
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF Plaquen
PLAQUEMINES PARISH POLICE JURY, they are
PLAQUEMINES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD, uncontr
PLAQUEMINES PARISH EAST BANK LEVEE; DISTRICT. and the
GRAuD PRAIRIE LEVEE DISTRICT, sweet h
LAKE BORGNE BASIN LEVEE DISTRICT. in
BURAS LEVEE DISTRICT
TERMS: $1,00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE; in thet
Entered at the Pointe-a-la-la-Hache, Post Office as second class later of
mail matter dewber
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SATURDAY APRIL 10RD, 1909. grow Bl
(ood Roads For Plaquemines Parish. jellies,
The civilization of a people is often said to be guaged by the pare w
.oads they have. The Romans, when conquoring the rest of Eu- asset t
rope built roads wherever they went. Some of the Roman roads can an
ºremain to this day, evidencing the broad and comprehensive views own d,
that the Romans had as to how to build up a country. The Amer- to othi
ican Indian, on the other hand, built no roads, but preferred the utilize
'buffalo trails all over the country, these animals having learned
'the best routes over the country just as have also the migratory
There is no parish in Louisiana where good roads, or reasona- Plaque
ably good roads can be had as cheaply as in Plaquemines parish, folowi
and yet the complaint is now made that for miles and miles we tave n
'have practically no roads at all; that we are going backward per- Walt
baps to the condition of the primitive indian who wanted no roads Martir
if he had to build them. Good roads coat some money and the CPin
,trouble in our parish is that in its jutting out into the Gulf as it cien
adoes, it forms a double peninsula and with our parish one hundred To the
miles long we must have that much road on each side of the river, of t
or two hundred miles of road in all, two hundred miles of public Des
road for 12,000 people means a mile of road for ever sixty people. that '
Now in our level country where we have no expensive bridges find t
t) build, road building can be reduced to simplest elements, We that
may in time have graded or Macadamized roads, but just let us yeart;
first just get some sort of roads and then improve them as we can. We
It doesn't seem any great hardship to ask sixty people to maintain ters
one mile of road. Sixty people would furnish 12 men ordinarily Distr
and under existing law we collect from them or should collect $1 examh
from each or $12 'e mile. This is not enough. Apart from this
tax we should colliot ll the contributory taxes for road purposes, Th
but outside the per capita tax such collections would not amount errn
In some of the parishes, St. Mary is one of them we believe, cand
It has been found that when a road -is once plzced in the I
good gQaer it can be kept in order for $25 per mile per year. The part
toublde with us is to get oer roads in good order for the first time. In
As we all know there should be a shallow ditch at the base of the inei
lvee, a rounded up road bed of 20 to 25 feet next, and then a do
:lransportgtion ditch some three feet with a proper and unobstructed men
outlet. All low places will require boxes or trunks across of it. now
AllU this could be done under $50 per mile and the 200 miles would ind
requi $1o,000 to place them in order, some costing more and mes
S ie rueember that much of this work is already done and et,
the rqt r m la done gradually. We are endeavoring to sQow that mi
we can egdiy have good dirt roads but that we are not tryig in
.a' ernest to secure them. IJst year it was proposed at one time not
' evn to colleet the per capita tax which yielded a few hundred dol
a:auls eguldbe made to yield $2,400 if every good citizen would do
S'best to promote its collection, but we need taxation equal ,to n
$ per mi e front ai~hually'for road purposes and special appro- sal
pgtons toput good roads where there are none now or where r
tea roads need practical reconstruction. on
'If a campaign of education be carried on, the friends of good o
vaga - 4 would see to it that $2,000 should be rcalized. from the per
:pi: tat x. Now we need one and one-fourth mills for road work
Sito discretion of the PoliWe Jury. This would give us $2500 ad- foi
Si!Id Sod it good rosds and if the Police Jury would stand
i~~ ~g waly tbsy can onlyJ help those who help themselves, and
S:itheir pprt opriatiois qut of this $2,50)0 can only go to the wards
@ ~i p!rportion to the per capita.taxes that the wards colleet,
papqqe e"eorts would develope all along the line to collect the
.per capita tales. We should then have about $51O0Q annually for
; e nosantenauce of our 200 mIles of road, and we should graduslly Au
.ethem 4minto good shape, just as has been done with the publie
Travel throughout the parish would become easy, neigh.
eiu more easily visit each other and everyone would be
"We i lY 'need here dislcuss the economic side of the good
Sq in. It is now admitted everywhere that good roads
mtIal to modern life. In the country one break down some
t as much as would maintain a mile of road in good
e tUhre done by bad roads. is said by some of our
~ tt cost the people of the United States fivre hundred
o Xcaelo a yg y. No wonder then that we are now ar- .
. ;oneision that it is time to stop this waie.
: i b oring parish of St Bernard is setting an example
i' eP~tb. o$s of the atate Her people have levied special a
~i"'"iQC s and tle river front of that parish is prac
a shelitMod from the Jackson barracks to Ppdras planta. i
Scomnwnnd the admraso. of everyone who
t.a , Csi we do equally well in our progressive
t~" at iB#~lbriers in Louislana.
~ ggoB ba rtldle. another Column of this journal
S we t from st h Beuomont Interpr~ite the salture of
: ....p-rqIin Tes. Loisilana figs hve
~ r ase;e~~ buit their cultriiis so as
tt•tttio, ia be pbro, a•ted
Ssiap a$ i le * tt. inair irb earing acoi
ai ybp mtie tpItl for tei famili use
s h l a t ey elti ver ai
whether as fresh Aigs, preserved figs or fig jam.
It is said that .the fig is the farmers savings bank. The pig
can consume all the figs that the family can't eat or can, and the g,
pigs will grow fat on them if they get enough of them. The fig da
or rather the fig tree is practically a savings bank for whomever th
has it. The same equivalent in good food can't be got as easily in
any other way as by fig culture. Blackberries have now come in or
Plaquemines parish and the bushes are laden with them and
they are excellent while they last. They, however, are wild and
uncontrolable. You may plant them just where you want them,
and they will die out, but they grow almost anywhere of their own
sweet will and seem to resent human intervention, at least here
in Louisiana, while the fig welcomes it. Our domestic canneries
in the country will now have hands full of blackberries for six or
eight weeks, first of the purple stalk or dewberry 'variety and a
later of the sweeter variety, the green stalked blackberry. The r
dewberries are sometimes called low-bush blackberries because of '
the trailing growth, and the others high-bush, because they often
grow higher than a man can reach.
Blackberries are so very black that while they make fine
jellies, preserves and jam, they are so dark in color as not to com
e pare with strawberries in popularity. Yet they are a valuable
"1 asset to us and if we develop the small cannery idea as we readily
is can and certainly should, we can save thousands of dollars in our
's own domestic food stuffs and also sell thousands of dollars worth
to others. Let us develop and utilize our fig crop and control and
1e utilize our blackberry.
Court Proceedings. confider
The Grand Jury of the Parish of l bim,
Plaquemines was duly impanalled with The
Robt. S. Moore as foreman, and the compell
following named members to wit; Gus- her rud
tave Michel, John W. Bick, Rudolph unfortu
Waltzer' Joseph Stockfleth. Adolph Chie F
Martin, W. A. Rodriquez, Chas. W. advant
FaO, N. W. Lemon, Leo Rigand, Lu, bought
cien Caro and Geo. Grobb. ing son
Pointe-a-la-Hache, La., April5, 09. piece.
To the Hon. R. Emmet Hingle, Judge its tim
of the 29th Judicial Distrit Court. tivefel
Dear Judge:-We desire to report taking
that we have visited the parish jail and *poiso
find the prison well kept and the prison- second
era well cared for; but wq recommend chase.
that the inside of the jail be painted right t
We have examined a number of mat- mate
ters brought to our attention by the arrive
District Attorney and have reported Geo.
each individual qase after' a thorohgh HachE
examination of the witnesses present- The
ed to us. wood
There would be a certain expense in- Sever
t curred should the prisoners be worked would
on the public road, and we doubt order
whether the game would be worth the nearil
candle; the question is left by law to the a
the Police Jury and they are the proper built
g parties to take the matter up. mach
In reference to the work that is be- we uh
e ing done on the public roads we have down
heard some complaint as to the work at or
done in certain places and we recom- , Mr
mend to the Police Jury, that if it is not pare,
now being done, that they require each nice.
d individual member of the Police Jury Th
d to furnish quarterly a detailed state- from
ment of the amount spent on the pub- but,
lie roads in his district and that said grea
Ld etailed statement be made part of the Re
t minutes of the Plic Jury, the
in n eference to the eomplaint made
as to the work that is being done by thie
the Plaquemines Parish East Bank yst
1 Levee Board, we believe that the Board and
10 is doing the best thing that can be done you
to under the circumstances and that the isyd
'0- said board is entitled to a great deal of of
r praise for the work that has been done. for,
We desire to thank the Court and its to e
officers for their kind assistance during th
od our lbor. dan
ROBT. S. MOORE. Th
The following civil cases were fixed and
- for trial. Chas. Larendon, vs. J. Talien
nd Doutrive on acception Monday, April S
nd 12t. .
ýda State ex. reL vs. John Bernard Fas- ter
terling, April 8, at10 o'clock. P
Toby Rodney, et. als. vs. A. Gusnaed,
fixed for April 8, at 10 o,clock. p
for The following criminal cases were
Mly faed for trial,
Ijo State of La. vs. Otave Týreadaway, vi`
h for violating Act 87 of 198; i4xed for Th
trial Monday, April 12th. at
State of La. vs. Ferdinand Gray, for a
abduction, fixed for trial Tuesday, April as
ood 18th. ed
ads State vs. Polite Noel, petty larceny; t
fixed tOt trial Monday, April 12th.
State of La. vs. Henry IL Powell, p
asault with intent to commit rape;
Sfied for tal Tuesday, April 18th,
Ired State of La. vas.'Theo. Dinet, petty
g. lare ;tril on Monday last Peound
gun a~l s Court aps saeteneed V
term adfsixty days in the pa5rih ialL
State of La. vs. Aizina Theophile '
nnl ahcred for murder by the Grand J ty.
ra- State va, 'rbeo. Statfd, indictemnti
ta. for vtol.ting Act 84 of 1908.
who State of La.v. .Ant. J. taFrahe
indiAetaent]or lible; releasd tOg tal.
iVeOn din the sum of l0r
State of La. vs. Then. StaMell.sOud
for tuW Wednesday, Apri 14th.
State vs. John Brenasaie alkleous
i rl V ar tituse. Oade Gawd for
pa I trs on Wednesday, April 4t. l
of Stats ip. OswaMld Red, em4Pt uwith
Sa dasgeroil idapos, with litent to kiL'
Ca der tria on ,a,4cIaWoaedmeApril1
ed Statt. lAar . Anew Cab~f-y i
COi1) emit audbhatei. Ca.e gAed Jfor uis1
,1as ta tfa . AM* Me', -
Statc ka Lar. vs. John Ir, bea. g
an- and ea*nag with lntsat to uouesr
Itiw Casq *o trial on Thayiday, April
l be lmtaa _________
a bhe m po a S4roriali4ttheY 1 jot.
ein g tas.. at Dirrwood, was let to r. P.
·8ij~ ~~~i was#J~~ia:Cdi
confidepce the government has placed Commit
The U. S. steamer St. John has been to a Cle
compelled to go to New Orleans to have P AlCe
her rudder repaired. She seems to be el
unfortunate with break downs. Her mara n
Chief Fngineer, Mr. E. Wagner took instc
advantage of this trip to the city and annount
bought himself a fine gold watch, pay- Chairm
ing something like $125 for the time
piece. Mr. Wagner had a watch-a night A
cheap one-but he could not depend on nemps
its time. Now the Chief is a very posi- tee wit
tive fellow, and wanting to be accurate in theann
taking his medicine, which was labled the e
"poison" and had to be taken on the inthe
second, concluded to make this p ur the Ol
chase. We understand things are all Hon.
right now. Mrs. Mallory Reed, the es
timable wife of Mr Mallory Reed, chief T
mate of the U. S. dredge, Benyard, has tation
| arrived at Burrwood to reside. Judge Orlear
Geo. W. Delesdemir went to Pointe-a-la- day ni
| Hache this week on court affaird. new e
The only thing that we see that Burr- harne
wood is lacking in jp a barber shop. which
Several of our friends there, say they unkna
d would be willing to tax themselves in The
it order to support. one.. The Ice Plant is the ri
e nearing completion, which shows that last
; the superintendent, Mr. Brown has yeste
,r built plants of that kind before. The for bi
machine shop is now next in order and of the
" we understand that parts will be shipped the e
e down next week and work begun on it New
at once. Jol
n- Mrs. Jos. Denis is on a visit to her New
ot parents Mr. and Mrs. F. Blaise in Ve- Rous
y The growing crops were suffering
e- from the dry spell, in and around Buras
b but a copious rain~pll on Wednesday, He
id greatly relieved the situation. weel
Reports from the salt works are that level
the oyster grounds pre being covered earlJ
with young oysters, which are growing M1
by thick and fast on the shells of dead Mon
k oysters, lying there for several years nesd
and have never before showed signs of sons
Ihe yourg growth on them. This feature 'Alic
the is due altogether to the recent closing M
of Baptiste Collett Gap which hereto- Hac
e. fore permitted volumes of river water M
to enter the oyster water in the rear of will
ing the saltworks and work incalculable acre
damage upon the oyster fishermen. N
These fishermen are today singing a-la
A praises to the State Board of Engineers Mr,
iand the gentlemen-who were instru. gaf
menetal in its dtsing.
Rril Sergeant Paquet of Fort St. Philip, and
idl gp a visitor thiispast week, his sis- wil
ter who resides in New York. Miss Ha
Paquet proved to be'a most charming '
entertainer and is delighted with our pal
southern climate. hei
Dr' P. 1. Brown and Sergeant Met hou
Cann of Ft. St. Philip, were both tle
Way' visitors to New Orleans this week. les
The doctor says that be will be a voter Su
at the next election and will make a
for uon for Parish Treasurer the next time
l as he feels, from the recent outburst of
editoaials in our local newspapers, that
ny'; the job must be s'paying one.
el, Paish Democratlc Executive Coup
-lt p. ltI
pointea-la.IsHache, La.? April 7,'09. TI
SA meeting of the parish Demoratic Bi
SFcecutive Cominttee took place this L
Sday, with the fo1)wine membenrs pres
ent in person and' by porxy, to-wit; ni
ist ward, J, B. Fasterling, pdobiy, Jul- 9
ih s Strack; Ist wi~i Julius Strack; 2nd s
ward, S. Leopold;' Slt ward, Jes, Cosse.
rdd ward, Jos. S~vole; 4th ward, B. J. p
Williams, proxy, F. C. Mevers; 4th p
waird, F. L L hobino; proxy, F. C. 6
Mevers; Rth wLn r Ju Bernard; 5th
ward, M, G. Bnrsa, progy, Joe. Mer
,nal olth ward,, C. R. sarpy; 6th Ward,
SJoii Arnoie, pro~y, F. C. evers; 7th
waid, Roselius Peres; 7th ward' Eoll
,with Giou4uso, proq, RpEa ji s Peres ; 9th t
roIL Waid, Frank Giordano; 10th ward
•Aril I. tgtmm:
John Dymoad4~bairman; F.C.Meversm;
G Co Firle4,.proy, F. C. Mevers; Jor,
ingle, proqy, Mr Cognevich; Capt.
SBe~.l Miehel, proy, 8. Leopold.
Th chbir.stald that this tetihg
wau for the purpoe of orderlng a pri
mary election ato fillthe vaeany caused
rl the de~oth eur Clerk of Court,
Ap d re l Ist. P piMeti, and that all can
ddatk forthe offee shali be allowed
ten'days to Gls their application with
q this ooiiaittse
r P. By Mr. F. C. Mevers, resolved that
S.lut ei apitles ee maled to hirman
at Mr. JobnDlmond st Belair P, 0. or at
1r. * i fa.ta-te sachle P. O. ad that this
riatet fioinits olel a meeting on the 19th
oe la*t. Maid&Wad prlury electon to take place
I. · Th QiiOtiePlMr. ', C. Movers, duly
!j i ·;iake dq of one hundred
filing their applic..
~p tkl.3l:; 4aira~. p sP
On motion of Mr. Perez, duly second
ed, resolved that a primary eleettoi be Free!
ordered in the 10th ward on the 21st
inst. to nominate one derocratic candi
date for member of this committee for
On motion of Mr. Giordano, duly sec
onded, the committee adjourned.
The body of an unknown white man Fr
was found floating in the river at up- CO
per Pointe-a-la-Hache about five miles
above the Courthouse last Monday
morning. The body was that of a
white man apparently about forty (
years of age and about 5 foot 7 inches
in height. Weight about 160 pounds;
had brown hair and a red mustach. 01
Wore neat grey pants, white silk neg
ligee shirt, white elastic underclothes, pa
brown socks and lace shoes. The Coroner
was summoned and held an inquest.
Nothing was found on his person by
r which he could be identfied excepting r
i a silver watch with inscription on back
d of watch L. Rantz and a new Rolled
Gold watch chain. The body was rburied
where it was found.
The Parish Democratic Executive h
Committee met on Wednesday 7th inst.
to consides the nomination and election
e of a Clerk of Court to succeed Hon. A.
e P. Alberti, deceased, and ordered a pri
er mary election to beheld for the Demo
cratic nomination on Wednesday, 21st
inst. All candidates must have their
d announcements in the hands of the
Chairman, Hon. John Dymond, or his
n deputy, F. C. Movers Esq. by Satuaday
o night April 17th, the application to be
.n accmpanied by $1Q0 cash. The commit
e tee will meet again April 19 to consider
en the announcemnents and to arrange for
the election' An election was ordered
in the 10th ward to fill the vacancy on
the committee created by the death of
Hon. A. P. Alberti.
uief The large barn on Bohemia Plan
has tation owned by Jac Bokenfohr of New
dge Orleans, was destroyed by fire on Thurs.
-la- day night, The barn contained, Quo
new engine and thresher, five earts,
urr- harness, implements, seeds, etc, all of
op. which was a total loss. Cause Q ntre
a in The drowned body found floating in
nt is the river at upper Pointe-a-la-Hache
that last Monday, was claimed by relatives
has yesterday, and taken to New Orleans
The for burial. The body proved to be that
and of the unfortunate Alfred L. Rousseau,
pped the dairyman that dissapearad from
n it New Orleans some ten days ago.
John Journee, ex chief of police of
her New Orleans, and his nephew, L.
la-Hache on Thursday. L
3uras Ste. Sophie.
aday, Hon. S. Leopold was very busy th's
week, visiting various points of the
that levee, every day, often starting asi
vered early as five a. m. Pc
wing Mrs. Geo" Wies and Miss Hill, of W
dead Monseeour, were in St. Sophie Wed- lPro
years nesday evening, calling at Mrs. Dob- his
s of sons. Master Foster Dobson and Miss who
sture Alice accompanied them on their return. has
losing Mr. V. O. Schayot of Pointe-a-la- Wh
ereto- Hache was in this place on Saturday. paU
water Messrs. Haspel, Davis and Leopold frie
ear of will shortly plant about two hundred wh
ulable acres of rice at Burbridge.
rmen. Master Foster Dobson went to Pointe tit
nging a-la Hache on Sunday to attend church. bii
ineers Mr, Paul Gravolet of Harlem isen- of -
instru. gafed in sowing rice.
Mr. Davis Dobson, Mr. W. H. Cross
Philip, and Mr. Wilt LaFranee of this ward '
s sis- will attend the Court at Poipte-a-ln. ap
Mi Hacehe on Monday as jurors. I
aming The people of Phoenix grieve in sym, bei
th our pathy with Mrs. Gleason of Belair, in lat
her great loss through the death of her off
ht Mc husband. Mr. Felix LaFranev and lit. chi
e both tie daughter, Alges, went to New .0. tuO
week. leans Saturday morning, reltunlg re
a voter Sundy morning, of
nake a -
it time 1al-8. chi
brst of The Nairn school children have eo
a, that ganised a Basket Ball Club. It wil be
a question of but a few weeks before
they will have a team ready for work.
SCo Miss Irene Lqtderbough spent last
Thursday evening with her aunt Mrs.
7,'09. Theo. Brown. Miss Annette Pelas of
noatic Burs was a guest at the home of Mrs.
e this L. Gauffray during the week. T
a pes- Miss Mallie Chauvin entertained a
to-wit; number of her friends at a croquet
iy, Jul- game last Saturday. Mr. Robt. Brown h
ck; 2nd spent Sunday in paisy. u
SCose. Two guames of base bell have been
4, B. J. played between the Nairn and Point
as; 4th Pleasant teams and in both the Nairn
, F. C. team won by a lare score.
rd; 5th Mr. Comander isited his place ',Re
s. Mer- serve" last week,
ith Ward, -
rers; 7th jesuits' Bend.
d' E Miss Le Pereawas one of themsny
; th teacher who aitta ded the meeting ati
w Alexudria. She reports a pleasant
trip~ Miss Lilian McNeely was the
guest of Miss Leash Peres on Sunday.
.Mevers; Mr. Nichols spent Sunday here, the
rs; Jor guest of Mr.C.C. Grabert. Miss M. Ber
; Capt. nued,of New Orleans is the guest of
'- Mrs, KDolese'
•ntihg Easter is approaching, and with it
Sa prl- promises of joy and good will. May
y caued the Gazette have a very happy Easter
i Court and continued success.
t all can- *- .
e allowed F S *e
sion with At auction, on Satunday, May 1, at
2 o'clock, p. m.
Ived that Orange Grove, 1 arpent 4 by 40 deep;
CChairman sitsuated in Buras La., in the heart of
D-. or .at the orangesbelt.
tbat this This pmroperty has arpents planted
the 19th in orage trees; about one half inbear
tke place ing. Crop of 1900 is estimated at be
ingworth $1000. Hligbet bidder gets
vers, duly this splendid pwe of property.
be requir- Terms cash. For further particeulars
e hundred apply to, J. y FASTERLINr.
Ir .ppli.. Burus, La.
Freel Freel Freel Freel Free! Freel
Louis Leonhard & Son
LOUISA AND DAUPHINE STREETS.
Free Boat and Railroad Transportation.
Freight Prepaid. New Methods, New Ideas.
Come to New Orleans and return without
One Cent Of Expense To You.
On all purchases of $25.00 and over we will
pay both your freight charges and passage
way by either Railroad or Boat, between
BURAS AND NEW ORLEANS
Enabling you to get your goods to your
ye house absolutely free of any charges and
A Visit New Odeans Without One Cent
eir of cost to you. We have one of the largest
his and most complete lines of merchandise in
the city. We have separate and distinct
nit departments of :-: :-: ::
br. Clothing, Hats, Shoes, Mat
tings, Carpets and Shades,
uew Millinery, Dry Goods,
S, Fancy Goods and
ache Each department by itself a store. We pay
les freight charges on every purchase from $5.00
eau, upward. ,.,**.... ...., *....
Louis Leonhard & Son
LOUISA AND DAUPHINE STREETS,
/ It Memoriam,
Ponte-a-la-Hache, La.,April 8th,'Oe. J
Whereas it has pleased an allwise UP'
SProvidence to remove from the scene of dor
his earthly labors Antoine paul Alberti,
who, after months of painful suffering, the
Ihas gone to his rest; our
Whereas the life and eoodtct of A. chi
Paul Alberti as a husband, father and and
friend, has endeared his memory to all
who knew him; pla
Wherers by his modest life, his rec- p
titune, his hospitality and his amia- of
bility he has earned the love and esteem and
of all good people; and vill
Whereas in the death of the late A. his
SPaul Alberti this Court has lost an able sui
, upright and painstaking officer; fat
Be it hereby resolved, that the mem- tho
. bers of this bar deplore the loss of our O
n late qlerk of Court in the zenith of his al
r official career, and offer this written e
t. chaplet of praise as a tribute to his vir- ye
r tues and worth and ask that the said en
g resolutions be inscribed on the minutes th
of the Court, copies to be furnished his de
family and the press, and that the ril
CouCrt do now adjourn out of respect to re
his memory. I
De OLIVER S. LIVAUDAIS, a
re N. H. NUNEZ, T
k. EDWIN C. KOHN, t
at JOHN DYMOND,JR. ul
of David Gleason. c
* David Gleason, of Belair, died at the hi
TTwro intirmary in New Orleans, on Fri- d
Sda April the second. He had gone f
there for treatment and owing per- k
W haps, to defective heart action, died *
under the influence of anesthesia. Mr. I
4 ' Gleason was a man of about 54 years of
age and was a resident of this parish
for many years. He was reared in the
Reparish of St. James and soon engaged
in the sugar engineering work and was
for years associated with one of the
most prominent sugar engineers of St. 1
James parish. He came into Plaque
any mines parish years ago to do engineer
at ing work in the Promised Land sugar
ant house and later was engaged at Sears
the dale, at Braithwaite, at the paper mill
lay. and lately for several years at Belair.
the He leaves his wife and seven children
er- six boys and one girl. A sister, Mrs.
of Howe lived in Algiers, and a brother at
St. James parish. His wife was Miss
ih it Caro of the well-known Caro family of
May the second ward.
ster Mr. Gleason's death was entirely un
expected and came as a thunderbolt so
his family. He was a man that every
1, at one loved and respected. He was
quiet, earnest, unassuming and always
jeep; ready to do his best. His death is sin
rt of cerely deplored by all who knew him
and the, sympathies of hundreds of
ated friends and relatives go out to the dis
tear- tresped widow and children in their
be- hours of sorrow.
gets Mr. Gleasons remains were brought
to Belair where the funeral services
ular were conducted on Sunday by Father
r.r. Kellogg of the Jesuits Bend Church.
La. T he interment was in the family tomb
1of the BertraU4'4 ou Star ~'lltation.
TheodoFe Pierre Bertrand.
Just as out last isaue was being made
up we learned of tbhe death of Mr. The. -
dore Bertrand at his bome on Woos.
.wn plantation. The death of this
y.sung gentleman desetycrs more than
the short notice we were able to get in
our last issue. We knew him from his
childhood clear through to his manhood
and on to the end of his young life when
hI becama a victim of the great white
Mr. Bertrand was a member of one
of the oldest, families in the paris
and the present village of Bertrrand
ville belonged to and was ftended by
his grandfather.. In the old opei kttl
sugar-making days the Bertrandis were
famons sugar house bridl uass oI pd
their handiwork was sought by every
r one interested. Young Theodore be
s came a plantation manager and was so
n employed on Belair plantation for some
years. He made an essay in loco1Mtil
d engineering and it seems probable that*
this he laid the foundations for his epAly
is death. He contracted severe colds and
finally abandoned that kind of work anad
o returned to the cane fields where his
managment was appreciated and ought.
In time he abandoned this work again
and sought the dry air of Western
Texas hoping to recover from laringua
tuberculosis which had fastened itself
upon him. Failing this he went to Coy
ingtvD and earnestly worked for re
covery there. All these efforts failing
he he came home to his native parish ta
d- die and on Thursday, April firsthedled.
ne He struggled manfully for life an
Sfailed, We who k new h best wil
r- long remember the quiet, dignified and
ed able man, the good friend and fellow
jr. worker. Mr. Bertrand married Missu
of Olivia Hawett of New Orlean a year or
two ago, who with one child now sur
sh vive him.
ras Pierre LeFrance, an old resident of
he this place died suddenly on Wednsday
night the seventh, at the, age of 6. Ne
t. leaves many reative and friends to
e- mourn his los. Interment took plac
er- at St. Thomas cemetery at 10 o'clock s
nill State of LouisisaM
fir. Parish of Plaquemines
ren 9th JUD~IAL DISTRICT COURT
[r. It is hereby ordeped that the sessions
rat of this Court shall heseafter be held as
ia follow to-wit:
of One week beginning the first Tues
day of each January, February, MarCh,.
un- May, June, July. November and Dec
so ember; Jury terms two weeks beginn
ry- ing the first uonday of April and Oct
was ober' the whole to be governed by the
rays business before the Court.
si- It is furth r ordered that the Clerk
him shall nake entry hereof on the miutes
of of the Court and cause due publication'
dis- of the same to be made in the officiaU
heir jcuseal of this perise according to law.
Parish of PlaqgWmives
ight January 5, 1909.
rices R. EMVt HINGLE
rch. A tme copy.
" ERNgET ALBERTI
•om n%- O. l,,rk_.
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