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The Lower Coast Gazette nthe g(
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The Lower Coast Gazette Co. Ipossit
F. C. MEVERS, S. B. MEVERS, Tli
President. Secretary. better
Pointe-a-la-Hache, Louisiana. the n;
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 19)9. propl
The Incidence of Taxation. ican
Some of our Wild West Democrats are very conce
'much concerned about the present methods of ally
securing government revenues by tariff taxes ures
Sad go so far as to say it were better if we had meni
universal free trade and direct taxation on the cit I
people fr ji tlbe expenses of the* government, optic
whetrstate or nation~l. The freedom of the dred
Smericarn colhiles secured by their success in nati(
the revolutionary war, necessarily developed in ized.
each of the states a spirit of state pride and one !
of the profoundest questions that came up be- taxa
fore the people was as to how money should be pro1.
secured to pay the expenses of the national e.nr
government, it having undertaken to carry on by s
all of the foreign relations of the states of the popt
federal union, to transport the mails, to iay the our
expenses of the army and navy, to properly Rivw
fortify the coast: Some of the most 'ref'actory si.
states about entering into this agreement and Star
accepting the federal constitution were in the yeai
north and conspicuous among them was the last
.state of New York, that was generally the last It is
in assenting to any proposition up for joint con- ing
sideration. It was agreed to secure the bulk of wh(
the funds needed for the support of the national the
government by the sale of the public lands, des;
which were conceded to the federal government imr
by the various states, by such revenues as der
might be derived from a properly constructed bro
tariff on imports, the constitution inhibiting a ma;
duty on exports, and it was further agreed that inci
any additional funds needed should be collected wh
from the states in proportion to their popula- our
tion. Later on, when funds were needed this Oil
latter method was adopted and some funds col- the
lected, but it was never found very practicable. atil
TFie public lands of the country have been sold, an
or granted as bounties to soldiers and to rail- to
way companies, and the revenues from that th(
direction were soon exhausted and the main de- ne!
pepdence of the country was upon a tariff on de,
inimits.tis' Ais- generally known, many coun
tries levy a duty on eiports as well as imports
anzjfequ.e this druble revenue in order to sup
, '( b.t iensem es. The fathers of this .republic
aiee'd that there Ahourd be no export duties "a!
'" add agreed that there should be import duties, ne
and in order to secure the necessary revenue I Fr
t our imports were studied and tariff taxes laid E
.thereon as was determined by congress, fir
All government is one of force, expressed in ril
the current laws, whether it be the government P1
S of the family, of the state, or of the nation, a
S and government necessarily interfers with the fo
physical and intellectual rights of the people, m
who are bound to make concessions along these cr
lines for the common good. It was a brilliant a
political move that led the fathers of our gov- i
ernment to prohibit export taxes and to author- ir
ize import taxes, as from the point of view then is
taken, any man could take part not, as he ,
pleased, in paying import taxes. The farmer Y
who practically lived on his own lands and on ai
his own resources and bought very few goods, g
felt that he paid taxes to no one, the tax falling d
n imports and he could avoid them with his V
home~pu. clothing and his home grown food. h
Up to 1860 this method of carrying on the a
national government was one of the greatest v
successes known to modern civilization. With t
the advent of the civil war increased taxation t
became necessary and the unpleasant and diffi
cult constitutional method of direct taxation of t
the people in proportion to their population was I
decided to be inexpedient and a lot of war taxes I
were evolved, including then an indome tax, I
since decided unconstitutional, an excise tax on I
whiskey~nd beer, stamp tax on various docu
ments and percentage taxes on business trans
actioin'ii proportion to their maginitude and
frqmthse soel~led.internal revenue taxes, im
mnse amounts of money were realized and the
finaCtes of the federal government were duly
strengthened. The judgment of the nation was
thus declared in favor of tariff taxation on im
ports and against direct taxation of the people
o the states, excepting as reached circuitously
throittj the so-called excise taxes. These latter
t' dve been practically abandoned by the
government, excepting as applied to malt and
spiritous liquors. The great amount of revenue
secured from these products was too tempting
to be sacrificed by any scruples as to the pro
priety of collecting war taxes in time of peace.
The increasing expenses of the general govern
ment consumed all the revenues and we find
ourselves now with an elaborate tariff system,
exploited in every direction for the purpose of
securing adequate revenues and they are thus
secured for the purpose and incidentally pro
tcting American manufactures, which latter
iolicy seems intrinsically a sound one and is
practiced by every civilized state, England ex
ceepted, but which was practiced by England as
long as it was to her interest to do so. All talk
about fretrade Ehlanci and the desjmbility of
Simitating her is all~os.-- There is no govern
",,l it o earth that endeav~s'to day any more
Sligios ly to take care of its people than does
the government of England. This it has been as easi
doing for many centuries and it of course does The or
the work in whatever way experience and the situatE
possibilities of the case may determine. amoun
The founders of this government builded orange
better than they knew when they made im- will bi
ported goods pay the bulk of the expenses of but a
the nation. The man who wanted French bran- work
dy, as many of the good people of revolhtionary unless
days did, could consume his brandy, if ite paid the pe
the duties then levied upon it, while those less learne
able to indulge in such luxuries could take the We m
Pennsylvania Rye whiskey, at a fraction of the sons'
cost for a given amount of spirituous exhliara- land c
tidl The incidence of taxation left it to the every
option of the consumer whether he would d inik noon.
taxed liquor or drink untaxed liquor, and it has a cer
been this option of evading taxation Nith 'pro- comp
propriety and under legal condition that has lJn orc
made tariff taxation the mainstay of the Amer- full r
ican people, so far as its national government is vant
concerned. The conception of this idea origin- way
ally was the crowning glory in taxation meas- watel
ures adopted by the founders of this govern- shall
ment. We can pay all national taxes, or we resou
cit do without paying them if we wish. The capa(
option is open to''s today, as it was one hin- that
dred and twenty-two years ago, when the the r
national government became regularly organ- pose(
There may be some abuses ii this kind of hav
taxation, but abuses are possible and, in fact. couo
probable, in every department of hurhan gov
Srnment and the collection of national revenue
by a tariff on imports is one that meets with
popular approval and no matter what some of Thn
our wild democrats west of the Mississippi citinj
River, and perhaps some few east of the Missis- Sund
siippi, may say, the revenues of the United place
States will be collected in that way for many ies v
years to come. The present revenue bill is the fhitti
last determination of congress in that direction. of v.
It is idle to reproach this man or that for ignor- good
ing some recent radical democratic teaching, of 4
when it is manifest that for a hundred years Hor
the leading men of the United States have all Gouk
desired to avail for themselves and their own Turl
immediate people, of the benefits of this won- for t
derful system of national taxation that has I
brought the United States up to their present
magnificent position in the civilized world. The th
t incidence of the tariff tax falling as it does upon Biel
whoever elects to pay it, is the foundation of M
our wonderful progress. Such abuses as the and
s Oil Trust, the Meat Trust, the Sugar Trust, and for
- the Steel Trust may be benefited by tariff tax- schc
' ation, but it is the duty of the American people M
1, and unquestionably of the American democrats ent(
to destroy the trusts and maintain the rights of Mis,
t the individual man in the pursuit of his happi- and
ness, as is stated in our own declaratioil of in
n dedendence. able
Rice Our Staple Crop. last
ic .In the earliesthistoryof Louisiana sice was iu
• a staple crop. Indigo also came in as a promi
s, nent crop in the early history of the then urd
e French-Spanish colony in the 18th Century. !,
d Even as late as forty-three years ago, when we 'Mr
first saw the light of life under Louisiana skies,
n ricewas the dominent crop in this parish of ani
nt Plaquemines, and it was then producing about ur
n, a hundred thousand bags yearly, or about one
,e fourth of the rice crop of the entire state. As
e, methods of drainage and irrigation improve, in
se creasing attention to our low lands will be had an
nt aind their great merits as rice producers will be thi
v- brought out, as has been so extraordinarily done Gr
r- in the western parts of this state. In the par- c
en ishes of Acadia and Calcasieu, lands that were
he worth but one or two dollars per acre thirty le:
er years ago are now worth fifty dollirs per acre A
on and, as was recently expressed by a prominent
s, gentleman from Illinois, considering the won- Bi
ng derful value of our lands in Louisiana and their
his value as compared with lands up the country,
od. he said that the average net value for Texas
bhe and Louisiana rice per acre for the crop of 1908 hi
est was more than double the average net value of
ith the same amount of land in corn and oats up in c
ion the leading western states and said this could
ffi- be verified by the U. S. government figures. In C
of this connection he referred to the fact that the
Nas lands up in the West were selling at $75 to $250 a
es per acre, while in the rice belt of Louisiana a
ax they were selling at from $5 to $50. He cli- 1:
on maxes then in stating that we have in the rice
cu- belt of Louisiana and Texas the richest agricul
ns- tural country in the United States and as good
and as any in the world.
im- All this would be very cheering news to us
the if we could have some corivincing evidence
luly given to us in the way of good profits from the
was res.ults of our rice culture, or an active demand
im- for our rice lands or something that would give
ople us more of the good things of this life than we
usly who are now working the lands are able to se
tter cure for ourselves. Unhappily a feeling has
the prevailed among rice planters that with rice
and culture no other kind of culture can be engaged
inue in, as the proximity to water injures all dry
ting land cultures. A very moderate amount qf
pro- engineering will teach anyone how to irrigafe
ace. the Irow lands and at the same timne drain the
ern- higherland, provided always that there is a
find sufficient difference in the level of the lands.
tem, This'differenice in the level is generally found
e of and we believe that thousands of acres of our
thus f~oit'iapds could be cultivated in dry land
pro- crops, while the rear lands could be put in rice.
atter Perhaps one of the misfortunes that we are
d is laboring under is the fact that a living has been
ex- comparatively easy to make with any one of
~nd as several crops. The sugar planter prefers tp
talk cultivate nothing but sugar cane and to buy his
ty of corn and sometimes his hay in the West. The
vern- rice planter prefers to cultivate nothing but rice
more and during the rest of the year, when he is not
does activly engasged in rice field work, to take life
as easily as he conveniently can. Miss N
The orange planters are similarly Miss N,
situated and with a moderate Mr. V
amount of attention a successful days in
orange orchard of moderate size Mr. C
will bring in a good living, with the Son
but a very limited amount of
work to keep it in fair condition,
unless it is invaded by some of ! A vei
the pests that 'we have not yet to Miss
learned quite how to deal with. hr nit
We may be a little like Tenny- her na
Sons' people who live in "The was be
land of, the lotus eaters, there fa, :
every "oiay was summer after- late ho
noon." May we not say that to on a l,
a certain extent we need ,the ble, th
competition of the outside world ing th
in order to bringing us into a who al
full realization of the great ad- Mrs. I
vantages that we have in the Anato
way of soil and climate and of Forsyl
water for irrigation? When we MIrs.
shall have avail d of all of our 'Tread;
resources to the limit of our own Alice.
capacity, then we shall think Edma
that we shall be satisfied with men,
the results. Most of us are dis- and J,
posed to complain just now, but Cosse
perhaps from the fact that we .lack
have not yet done the best we Richa
PARISH NEWS. ')efri
There was a very intereiting and e Mi
citing game of base ball playedinI)Ddisy week
Sunday evening, between the "Hone- week
place team and the Daisies. The Dais- I Mi:
ies Winning at a score of 9 'to 4. The leans
featitie of the ganie was 'the heavy ter, I
hitting'of the Daisies and the home run
of V. Fox. W. Henritzy also played a
good game on first, getting 3 hits out He
of 4 attempts up. The battery of the filed
Homeplace team was Ballay. Babe and I
Goubon and Felix Shoppo pitching and rolls
Shoppo and Goubon catching, while F. show
Turlich and C. Vogt were the battery Cast
, for the Daisies. Cast
s Junior. int
Mr. Louis Treuil of Hermitage, was Cast
the guest of his cousins, the Misses ca
n Bieber. CasI
Miss Lucie Bieber was home Sunday di
e and Monday but left Tuesday morning Casl
d for New Orleans where she is going to st
- school. Cas]
e Miss Laura Cazalas, of Nero, was Cs
S entertained last Sunday evening by
Misses Lucie, Sophie and Alice Bieber tr
and Messrs. Louis Treuil and Allen
Mr. Wire J. Cannon spent an enjoy
able evening with Misses Bieber Sunday.
Mr. Henry Chedville of Potash spent Sta
last Saturday at the Biebers, and then Pat
paid a visit to the Hermitage on Lal
Mr. Ralph Williams spent last Sat
urday evening and Sunday here. La
Mrs. Jake Conrad was the guest of Bu
e 'Mr. Howard McCurdy on Tuesday. Ph
Mrs. E. McCurdy spent a very pleas
of ant day with Mrs. H. McCurdy on Sat
Ut urday last.
- Potash. da
A very pleasant fishing trip was en
joyed last Sunday, by Mr. Leo Rigaud g
ad and a few friends on his little launch,
be the Daisy R. They went as far as er
ne Grand Lake and, being very lucky
ar- caught a number of red fish. in
!re Mr. and Mrs. L. Egle, of New Or- ar
rty leans, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ti
re A. Chedville on Sunday.
nt Mr. Clinton Rigaud visited the Misses
D- Bieber, of Junior, on Sunday. O
eir Master Harold Potash, after spend
y, ing three weeks with his relatives in C
this town, has returned to his home in
as Victoria, Texas, much to the regret of p
908 his friends.
Mr. J. E. Pelton,was a visitor to the 9
in Crescent City for a few days last week.
ld Miss Daisy'Rigaud visited the Misses
In Chatillion, of Homeplace, on Thursday.
Miss Ellen Chedville took great pleas
ure in entertaining some of her friends
ana at a very enjoyable chocolate party
ci- last Sunday evening. 1
e Mr. Hansel Rigaud spent a most
Cul- pleasant day last Sunday with relatives
ood and friends in Jesuits Bend.
Mr. Sam Potash, of this place, after
spending several days in New Orleans. I
Sreturned home Thursday.
the' Miss Daisy Rigaud, who has been
spending her vacation at home will soon
land leae for New Orleans, where she will
give attend school.
we Mrs. B. Rousselle left for the Cres
s- ent City, Sunday, where she will re
has mair a week.
rice Little Miss Gladys Perrin is spendnig
aged some time with her grandparents, Mr.
ry and Mrs. Leo Rigaud.
Miss Ella Montedonico and her little
he brother Sidney were the guests of Hon,
is a N. B. Cannon and family on Sunday.
LndS. Mrs. F. Baril and Mrs. H. McCurdy,
ound the two charming and accomplished
our daughters of Hen. N. B. Cannon, spent
land the day here Friday.
rie. Miss Ada Cannon was the guest of
Sare her sister, Mrs. H.McCurdy, Sunday.
been Missjaisy.Hays was the.guest of
Me of Misses'Ads and Natalie Cannon Friday.
ra t9 Mrs. Joe Redman'is spending a few
y his days with relatives in New Orleans.
The Mrs. O. Solis'spent Sunday with her
t fice mother, Mrs. J. Hingle.
Sno Mr. J. S. Landry, of Algiers, was the
I life guest of Dr, Hays and family Saturday.
Miss A. tichardson was th, guest of
Miss Natalie Cannon on Sunday. Fre
Mr. W. Cannon is spending a few
days in the Crescent City.
Mr. O. Solis and his father, Mr. Iso
dore Solis spedt Sunday in the city with
the son and brother, Mr. David Solis.
A very pleasant surprise was given
to Miss Annie Nolan, on the occasion of F
ter ninteenth birthday, Sept. 11, by
her many friends. After the surprise. f
the guests mairched to the hall, which c
was beautifully decorated with moss,
fr:s and flowers, and 'dan:ed'until a
late hour. RTreshmenhs were served
on; a long and beautifully decorated ta
ble. the lafge'".Tute birthday cake sur-'
rounded by a wreath of pink roses be- (
ing the center of attraction. Those
who attended the party were; Mr. a'fd
Mrs. Henry 'Preadaway, Mr. and Mrs
Anatole Regan, Mr. and Mrs. Emery
* Forsyth, Mr and Mrs. Evariste Tread-,
away. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Treadaway,
Mrs. Thomas Nolan Sr., Mrs. Ro:we
Treadaway, the Misses Annie Nolan.
Alice. Daisy and Josephine Treaddway,
Edma, Lucy and Stella Ragas, Philo
mene and Lucy Hingle ahd Elise and
Louise Cosse. Messrs. Leo, Howard
and Junior Ragas, Jules and Mattace
t Cosse, Fred Menge, H. and A. Truel,
Jlack Jewel, John Sidney, Alciede,
Richard, Beaurcgard and Paul Tread
away, Hypholite, Edgar, Eddie,
Frank and Conrad Nolan, Gustave
Cosse, Stephen Schultz and Sidney
Miss Julia Biaggini was the guest of
Miss Annie Nolan Sunday evening.
Miss Elise Cos.e spent a few days this
y week, the guest of Daisy Treadaway.
3- Miss'Florence Defraites, of New Or
e leans is spendihg a while with her sis
y ter, Mrs. Evariste Treadaway.
a Assessment for 1909.
it Hon. Marc Cognevich, assessor, has
te filed with the State Auditor, the Sheriff
ae and the ('lerk of Court, the assessment
id rolls for the year 1909. The assessment
F. shows the following:
ry Cash value of lands $1235250 00
Cash value of lots, build
ings, etc. 36635 00U
Cash value of live stock 83650 00
as Cash value of wagons,
es carts, buggies, etc. 11790 00
Cash value of merchan
ay dise, or stock in trade 43960 00
ng Cash value of capital
to stock, shares, etc. 3.09170 00
Cash value of steam
boats; watercrafts, etc. 66350 00
bas Cash value of things em
by ployed in oyster indcus- Dou
er try 116220 00 M
en Cash value of all other lady
property subject to tax 606775 00 few
ay. Total assessment $2500801 00 M
ent State Tax $ 12549 00 A. I
hen Parish Tax 14733 Q0 of 3
on Lake Borgne Basin Levee M
District 8955 45 fror
Grand Prairie Levee Dis- whi
at- trict 2656 40
SLafourche Levee District 10850 65
of Buras Levee District 8446 25 I
Plaquemines Parish East on 1
eas- Bank Levee District 7848 50
rat- Buras. fish
Mrs. Fred Brinkmann and charming b
daughter Cecilia, of New Orleans, are spe
en- spending some time in Buras, the hor
raud guests of the Biaggini's. ret
nch, Miss Corinne Biaggini and her broth- Sul
Sas er Bennie visited Nairn last Saturday. i
eky Misses Cecilia Brinkmann and Cor- on
inne Biaggini paid a social call to Mr. I
Or- and Mrs. Jos. HIingle of Empire on bu
S Miss Angela BoPges returned to her Cil
isses home after spending two weeks in New da
end- Miss Maud Himbert of the Crescent tir
s in City is visiting relatives here. i E.
e in Miss Marie Ruscich returned after a
t of pleasant visit in New Orleans. L(
Mrs. Jos. F. Bowers visit her mother hi
Sthe Mrs. Biaggini on Sunday.
sday. Mrs. Gustave Ballay, after a p)leas- L
Sant week spent in New Orleans, re- ft
i1eas- turned to her home Saturday evening. ci
party Miss Mollie Gilmartin of New Or-i'
leans, was the guest of her cousin,
m Miss Agpes Lyons, last Sunday. eX
atives Mr. John Perez was the guest of t<
Miss Birdie Giordano last Sunday. i
after Mr. Reno Russell was the guest of
leans. Miss Maria Lagarosse last Sunday.
Miss Birdie Giordano spent last
been Thursday the guest of her aunt, Mrs.
I soon Chas. Ballay.
e will The stork visited mn thisneighborhood
last Monday and brought a touncing
Cres- boy to the home of Mr, and Mrs, Geo
ill re- Buras.
Mrs. F. Giordano and Mrs. G. Ballay
;ndnig ;isited Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ballay of
, Mr. Buras on Sunday.
Among the Sunday visitors here was
Mr. Albert Mtzlage, who was the
guest of Miss Bertha Buras.
f Hn, Port Eads.
day. Mr. and Mrs. P. Jackson entertained
Curdy, a few of their friends at a dance Sat
plished urday night. The hall was beautifully
pent decorated with star spangled banners
sand ferns. Those who participate(l
in the leasures of the evening were;
zest of Misses N..} Woods, E. Clark, D.Jack
.day. son, F., moods, G. Conaway, Mrs. W.
iest of Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Matthews, E.
Friday, Lawrence, of New Orleans and A.
a few Morgan; Messtis. E. Wagner, F. Ne!
son, H. Morgan, P. Brown. A. and D. i
ans. Douglas, R. Buras, and J. Jackson. De
ith her iicious refreshments were served by
Misses E. Lawrence art A\. Morgan.
was the ,While tihe stoqr va making its!
turday, rounds, it presented Mr. and Mrs. D. I
Freel Freel Free! Free! Free! Free!
Louis Leonhard & Son
LOUISA AND DAUPHINE STREETS.
Free Boat and Railroad Transportatlk
Freight Prepaid. New Methods, New ideas.
Come to New Orleans and return xwithoutt
One Cent Of Expense To You,
On all purchases bf $25.00 and over we wift
:pay both.your freight charges athd passae
way by either Railroad or Bobt t. d .
BURAS AND NEW ORUEANS
Enabling you to get \'½ur "goods to your
house absolutely fric of any tcarges arit
Visit New Orleans Without One Cet
of cost to you. We have one of the largest
and most complete lines of merchandf 'Th
i the city. We have separate and distinct
departments of - : :-"
) Clothing, Hats, Shoes, M4at
tings, Carpets and Shades,
,Millinery, Dry Goods,
Fancy G(oods and
Each department by itself a store. We pay
on freight charges on every purchase from $5.00
S upward........ .......
aLouis Leonhard & Son
o0i LOUISA AND DAUPHINE STREETS.
Douglas with a baby girl. that
Miss E. Lawrence, a charming young Ive
lady from New Orleans, is spending ain t
few days with relatives here. N
Mrs. F. Meyer and her si.ter, Miss him
A. Penoe, of New Orleans are guests tho:
of Miss M. Clark. wat
Mrs. J. Conway and family are back Ihav
from the Crescent City, spending a att'
while at their old country home. ati(
Hon. Simon Leopold was in our town
on business, Friday. ing
Mr. Felix Borne spent Sunday out I
fishing with Judge R. E. Hingle. dr
Mrs. Felix Borne and little son, after unt
spending a very pleasant week at the be4
home of Judge and Mrs. R. E. Hingle, tor
returned to their home in Algiers last the
Atty. L. R. Hoover was in our town tid
on Thursday. t
F. A. Exterstein was drumming up Ca
n business in our town Thursday. ex
Mrs. S. Favret visited the Crescent m:
, City Monday, returning home Wednes- ha
iv day evening. jo
Miss Clara Borne is spending some sL
it time at the home of her sister, Mrs. R.
i E. Hingle. Ti
a Mr. Herbert Mevers returned to the at
Louisiana State University, to resume as
, his studies, after spending quite a lively a
r vacation at the home of his parents, b(
Sheriff and Mrs. Meyvers. to
Hon. Julius Struck of English Turn,
S- La., contemplates leaving the parish
e- for a more lucrative position in the
g. city of New Orleans, although Mrs
r- Struck has not yet decided to leave the
Sparish permanently, he has temporarily
n, established an office at room 100 Perrin
building, where he wiil always be glad
of to meet his many friends from 'Plaque
mines. We wish our friend Julius k
of y ucces.'
t A Communication.
rs. P Editor Lnwer Coast Gazette:
An article appeared in the Plaqut:
mines Pro:.ctor Sept. 14, signeld Tax
tog Payer, kchl:ing abehit tihe ...
ng the Inspectcr, Secretary and Attorney
Co being paidt for sitt ing in th,, -:,l ;d :ian
absol te)y o'inl r,,ot .... ýl. ..... . .
lay state to Mr. Tax Payer that I ws s0
of the Back Levee all luring the s:,.rm
and performed my duties to t` t. wry
best of my ability. But I must .ay
he that I am the only Inspector. and cou!ld
not possibly get over the whol'h Ire, ai t
Iquick as'Mr. Tax Payt r want,1d t., "'
I was up as far as Mr. Arr.o!l (c -,
ned place while the Gulf tide" was° 'd
;at- about three feet against the l, v ,,, tat
lly was compelled to turn back on acount
oers of a drain box, which had beer, tatk n
oted out and rebuilt. hbt not y. t cmrn.':
ere; and there was no posrit,!e way ( f
ock- passing thi:; box, This was the cr`ond
W. time I wa.s turned back b tn;s ,,?'.
E. Will also say to our trincli 'ax iayr
Have your Animals accinatpd iJ', apn u': Z:iy P3steUrs Vaccine Serni"
I..L LYONS CO '1PANY LTU.
that it is impossible for me to put in all
the slide gates along the whole line of
leveo as there are about :eighty boxes'
in the levee.
Now why n:ot Mr. Tax Payer help
himself a little as "the Lord, helps
those who help themselves." I also
wait to ;tate to Mr. Tax Payer that I
have all the work that I can possibly.
attend to while the dredge is in opera
ation. I have the digging of the drain
ditches and the inserting of all boxes
to attend to. I think this should be
enough for one inspector, without go
ing up to try and find the leak in Mr.
Tax Payer's box.
I am proud to state that all of the
drain boxes that have been inserted
under my supervision, since I have
been Inspector, have proved satisfac
tory, and can state positively that
t there has not been any rice lost from
Nestor Canal going down by the Gulf
tides as our boxes worked to perfec
tion. Now if Mr. Tax Payer wants me
to repair all drain boxes from Nestor
P Canal to Harlem Plantation at my own
expense and keep the levee clear of
t mangoes, why not he lend a helping
hand, or send in his application for a
job as inspector. Perhaps he may be
able keep the levee in shape as it
Now in conclusion I will say to Mr.
Tax Payer that I do not squander
e any of the Back Levee Board's money,
1e as I have just returned from digging
a pit for the insertion of a drainage
box, as I could not get sufficient labor
to do same.
'f The undertaker naturally prefers
ly ' nople who are dread in earnest.
Wh, n a man refuses to argue with a
t wor:naa he 'c.r:(rs it a sort of ac
knowledgem'nf of mental superiority.
CHARLEY'S SHAVING PARLOR
.O:4 ROYAL STREET
~" i(t' in ('anal and Customhouse,
a NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.
,y ' HARiLES H. WIgHTERICH, Proprietor.
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72 R. GORDON,
r Pltlct Town, Louislana.