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The Lower Coast Gazette
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The Lower Coast Gazette Co.
F. C. MIWVERS, S. B. MEVERS,
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PLAQ'EUEI1NLS PARIsH POLICE .JURY,
PLAQiUMINES I'AUlISH SCHOOL 1 OtARID.
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1910.
The 1910 Carnival in New Orleans.
THE Mardi Gras festivities began in New
Orleans on Monday, February 7, with the ar
rival of Rex during the early afternoon. Mon
day evening Proteus paraded, the subject being
Astrology, many beautiful floats illustrating the
subject. Tuesday morning was the Rex parade,
Freaks of Fable being the subject, which was
extremely beautiful. Tuesday night was the
Comus parade and ball, Comus using Mahomet
as the subject for one of the most beautiful
pageants seen in the city. Although rain
threatened at times, the parades were not mar
red by any downfall, as was the case last year.
The crowds of visitors to the city are esti
mated to have been as large, if 'not larger than
ever before and the hotels were strained to their
utmost to accomodate their guests. The street
crowds were all good natured and altogether the
Mardi Gras of 1910 will pass down to posterity
as among the best. Mr. Hunter C. Leake of the
Illinois Central Railway was King of the Carni
val and Miss Ruth Bush, Queen.
As an indication of the many people out in
New Orleans on Mardi Gras day the cash re
ceipts of the streeet railways are quoted by the
PICaYUNE in an editorial. These amounted to
$20,000, showing that four hundred thousand
persons rode on the street cars of New Orleans
on that day alone. This large business is said
to be the greatest ever done by the Railways
Company in any other single day. Some com
plaint was made about the fact that the restau
rants raised prices during the Carnival and it is
said that the New Orleans Exchanges will take
the matter up and endeavor to put an end to the
practice in the future, as doing much harm to
It is stated that the New Orleans Shriners
have purchased the complete Rex Parade and
will use it as one of the features of entertain
ment at the Shriners' Convention to be held in
New Orleans during April, the procession to be
held at night.
The National Editorial Association.
THE twenty-fifth annual convention of the
National Editorial Association was held in New
Orleans last week on February 10, 11 and 12.
This meeting was of more than usual interest,
being the Silver Anniversary of the organization
of the association, which was effected in New
Orleans in the last year of the Cotton Centen
nial Exposition. Hon. A. Nevin Pomeroy of
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, presided over the
meeting and some very interesting papers were
read and discussions had at the various sessions.
One of the most interesting features was the
session held the evening of the 11th, celebrat
ing the silver anniversary, at which time an oil
portrait of himself was presented to Mr. B. B.
Herbert of the NATIONAL-PRINTER JOURNALIST
of Chicago, the founder of the National Editor
ial Association. The presentation address was
made by Hen. John Dymond, a past president
of the association, and he was followed by vari
ous past presidents, all df whom made reminis
On Saturday, after all the papers had been
read the election of officers for the ensuing year
was taken up, resulting in the unasimous choice
of president, Mr. J. P. Baumgartner of Santa
Ana, California; first vice-president R. E. Dow
dell of South Dakota, second vice-president J.
W. Moffett of Indiana, third vice-president J. B.
Cain of Kansas; corresponding secretary W. F..
Parrott, Waterloo, Iowa; recording secretary R.
H. Walker of Athens, Alabama and treasurer
Will A. Steel of Seattle, Washington, the latter
three being reelected. The choice of the next
meeting place was left to the executive commit
tee, with indication that it would be somewhere
on the Pacific Coast with a subsequent side to
Honolulu. After adjournment quite a number
of the party left on the firuit steamer Turrialba,
for Panama and Sunday morning the rest of the
party left on the Cartago for the same destina
tion, the United Fruit Company having put an
extra boat on for the purpose in order to accom
odate all those wanting to go.
The Good Roads Movement.
IT is said that a little leaven leaveneth the
whole mass. This old aphorism seems emphati
cally true concerning the Gaud Reads movement
during the3e recent years. The Parish of St.
Bernard, lying contiguous to the city of New
Orleans, has for m ny years done a large part
of its market garden transportation over the
public roads of the parish. This led the Parish
of St. Bernard into conspi:uity as the pioneer
parish of this state in earnest, active good roals
work. The Parish of St. Bernard has kept the
work up and is still going on with it and expeats
one of these days to have a system of pavei
highways that will be a crziit then, as nv, to
the parish and to the entire state.
We are lel t the3 rall:tions in noting that
Sth Co)mms3sioaer3 of Syathern C)unty, Tennee
see, recently voted unanimously for a two hun
dred million dollar bond issue. These commis
sioners are of the rank and file of the old farm
ers of that country and six years ago,when a simi
lar proposition was before them, they almost
unanimously opposed this method of raising the
money. In the interim the interest necessarily
created in the question by its having been sub
mitted to the commissioners, has led to a revul
sion of public opinion and to the conclusion that
during their own lives they would prefer to
have some of the good things that good roads
bring. It is said that over four millions of dol
lars have been issued for road purposes during
the past ten years in the Tennessee counties of
Sullivan, Green, Hawkins, Cocke, Granger,
Claiborne. Union, Anderson, Severn, Roane and
Bradley. In Knox County, Tennessee $700,000
in direct cash taxes have been expended on the
betterment of roads during the past ten years.
These improvements in road building are in
that part of Tennessee considered the least able
to expand money, having the least accumulated
wealth. It certainly ought to be a lession to us
here in Louisiana, where we have every advant
age that our planet affords; where every pros
pect pleases and only our roads are vile.
OF late Western Louisiana seems to have
been taking the lead in farmers' organizations
and among the leaders has been right along that
sterling journal, the CROWLEY SIGNAL. The
depressed condition of the rice market has led
for some months to the contemplation of great
er variation in the industries on the part of the
state and efforts have been there made to in
clude a considerable planting of Irish potatoes
with the view of working up a sufficiently large
business in these tubers to justify securing
pro per agencies to control their transportation
On Bayou Lafourche from Thibodaux down
to Lockport the Acadian farmers of that coun
try have been planting Irish potatoes for now
near on to a hundred years. Before the civil
war they used to send steamboat loads of Irish
potatoes out of Bayou Lafourche, shipping them
to New Orleans. It has been an old remark,
oft quoted concerning these Acadian farmers of
Bayou Lafourche, that their lands have never
been sold out by the sheriff. All sales are the
results of death, or the partition of the property
in some manner and not the result of debt that
leads to so many sales elsewhere in the state.
But to return to the Crowley section where
an organization to promote potato culture is now
at work, the SIGNAL states that A. Hallock, who
has been raising half an acre of potatoes, will
now have two acres; that Enos Lovell will do
the same; that Sam Wilder will do the same;
that Charlie Kimberlie will do the same and a
dozen others do likewise. This work is said to
be attributable to the Acadia Truck Gardeners'
Association and that fifty acres of potatoes will
be planted in the immediate vicinity of Crowley
so that they can be shipped away from there in
carload lots. They are making a careful study
of the situation as to competently drain land and
they believe that it is the beginning of a great
advance movement in that section.
In our own Parish of Plaquemines wonderful
strides have been made in recent years along
these same lines and the shipment of vegetables
by the carload has come to be a common thing,
several truck gardeners combining to fill the
cars secured for them. With the business in
creasing each year as it has done and with the
more careful work that our truck gardeners are
putting into the culture, the result of their
greater experience, the more successful are the
ventures proving from an industrial point of
Progressive St. Bernard.
ANOTHER instance of the progressive methods
of our sister parish is shown by the recent
movement inaugurated in St. Bernard for the
purpose of securing an increased population. A
party of land owners having property just be
low the New Orleans line have divided some
twelve squares of land up into lots, which will
be sold on easy terms to those desiring to locate
in that section. As the American Sugar Re
finery and the Chalmette Cypress Company are
in the immediate vicinity their employes will be
afforded an opportunity of securing homes near
their work. As the big land holdings in Louisi
ana and particularly in lower Louisiana, begin
to break up into small parcels the state will then
take its place among the foremost in the Union
in its ability to produce splendid crops along all
tropical and semi-tropical lines and it needs but
the division of the land into small enough pieces
to insure individual care to be able to produce
results that will surprise even the most sanguine.
Good Roads in Germany.
The construction and maintenance of streets and
roads is a matter of great public interest in Germany.
From every standpoint-military, agricultural, commer
cial, hygienic, economic-the question of good roads is
deemed of the utmost importance. Every incouragement
is given those experimenting along these lines and many
improvements originating here have been adopted in other
parts of the world. One of the matters now receiving
the special attention of German scientists, highway au
thorities and engineers is the treatment of streets and
roads for the purpose of obviating dust and mud.
Various combinations of oil and salt have been used
in Germany to sprinkle the streets and roads, but as the
effect was only transitory this method was not considered
a solution of the problem of maintaining hard, clean and
sanitary highways. Experiments have also been made
with coal tar, and some of these preparations applied to
the surface of roads have kept the dust settled for longer
periods of time than by former methods. Although rec
ognized as an improvement, the expense connected with
the employment of these preparations has stood as an
objection to their general use, and experiments were con
tinued for the purpose of producing a mre ideal and
cheaper composition for treating rbads,-From Daily Con
Mr. John Beandean was a visitor to
Illyria Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Paul Cognevich of Algiers is
spending a while with relatives at this
Mr. Marc Cognevich is having a
canal built in front of his home on ac
count of the ants.
Misses Mae ('ognevich and Annie
Beaudean visited friends at Empire
Mr. John Beaudean was the guest of
Miss Sarah Buras Wednesday eve.
The Misses Gautfroy visited at the
Miss Johanna Gauffrov returned home
after a week's stay in Algicr:;.
Miss Nellie Chauvin visited her aunt
Mae on Sunday.
An enjoyable ride was given the
girls and boys of this place Saturday
on the trim little launch "O0 You Kid."
The teacher of Illyria school was in
New Orleans for a few days.
Misses Mac and Marie Cognevich,
Messrs. Hays and George Lincoln, iier
man Sylve, P. Hingle and Paul Cogne
vich were visitors at the home of Miss
Annie Beaudean last Sunday.
We are very sorry to hear of the ill
ness of Mr. Maurice O'Brien.
Messrs. Oscar Anderson and Gussie
Hingle visited the Misses O'Brien and
Lincoln Sunday night.
Mr. Paul Cognevich is spending some
time with his parents.
Misses May and Marguerite Lincoln,
Onita and Angelic O'Brien and Messrs.
Hays Lincoln and Maurice O'Brien
were visitors to Home Place last Sun
Misses May and Marie Cognevich at
tended the Carnival Ball in Buras last
Misses Freda, Annie and Elsie Dust
mann, Mollie Chauvin and Mr. Herman
Sylve drove down to Dollouts Canal
Misscs Onita O'Brien, Marguerite
and Mary Lincoln were the guests of
Mrs. E. E. Kirby on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Brown and
daughter LUonita spent Carnival week
in New Orleans.
Miss Johanna Gauffroy is spending
some time in New Orleanas the guest of
Miss M. E. Mongrue.
Dr. and Mrs. V. L. Gilmore and fam
ily visited the Crescent City for the
Miss Gertrude Weisenburger is in
New Orleans visiting relatives and
Dr. Cognevich visited our town dur
ing the week.
Messrs. Geo. and Hays Lincoln and
Herman Syive made a flying trip to
Messrs. W. H. Dustmann, Paul
Cognevich and John Sylve have been
on several hunting trips during the
week. Rabbits seem plentiful if we
are to judge by the number brought in
by the hunters.
The incessant rains of the past week
have rendered our roads almost im
The gasoline lanuch Alice May, owned
and raffled by S. M. Fusich, was won
by the Garig Bakery of New Orleans.
Supt. E. C. Kohn visited our school
Mr. Irving S. Lothrop spent Tuesday
in the Crescent City.
Mr. Walter McCormick spenta pleas
ant Sunday at City Price.
Mr. Geo. Seide and his young bride,
after spending a few days in New Or
leans have returnea home.
Mr. J. B. Babington spent a few
days in the Crescent City.
A big blaze was seen from here Mon
day night, which destroyed one of the
quarter houses at Ste. Ann. Sofar the
cause of fire is unknown.
Everyone has returned from the Car
nival and the daily round has begun
Miss Alice Treadaway returned home
Saturday evening after a two week's
visit with friends in the City.
Misses Annie Nolan and Dai-y Tread
away went to the City on Sunday be
fore the beginning of Carnival.
Mrs. H. Treadaway and daughter,
Josephine went to New Orleans Mon
day and returned Wednesday evening.
Considerable lettuce and other vege
tables are being shipped North from
A party of hunters came from the
City Saturday and remained over Sun
Some of the planters have begun to
plow their rice land.
Mr. Hugh Forsyth and family of Al
giers have lately moved into this neigh
Mrs. Thos. Nolan and children went
for a visit to relatives over the river
Mrs. H. Treadaway is entertaining
her daughter from New Orleans this
Mr. and Mrs. Bolwinkle of New Or
leans were entertained by Mr. Victor
Treadaway and family Saturday and
The Forsyth brothers are havir I
improvenents made on their residence.
Mry. I .v 'I!'',,:uitway afitr a s~ay
(d I,,ar twn v ) .vt, (1t,, il t '". ('.:v 1.
turned home Wednesdav.
Mr. Frank Giordano was a hu-i:):s;
visitor to New Orleans Saturday.
Misi-s Lu)ie andhl Loretta Salariau
two charming .g , hii.. :unts of Algirs
were the week end guests of Miss
Mr. Waiter Richards was the g,%s<
of Miss Agnes Lyons Sunday.
large shipments of lettuce leave
here nivly for the 'hic:ngo mark, t. The
farntrs are rece viin from eieiht to
en deolla r= pe'r barrt 1.
( J'. .('!e . [ala'. of Ruras visited
his father Mr. Chas. lallay on St.,,da.
Mr. Gustave Hallay vi,,ited trinds i),
Wt. unýdretanl that Mr. :\uir<t:ne
Buras has secured the mail contract
fro, )) flu as to Port Ei,: . is a, I Burr
Mr. August Bulot was one of the
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
Ikeruard during Mardi Gras week.
Courtland M. Moore, superintendent
of the work at Babtiste Collette has
recently departed for his honme in New
Mr. Archie Blanton of Galveston,
Texas, is visiting here.
Miss Sadie Buras entertained Mr. F.
Buras of New Orleans la.-t week.
Miss Nelhlie Woods of Port Eads, the
accomplished daughter of Mr. 11. Woods
was a recent visitor here.
On Feb. 8, Miss Mary Johanna Buell
and Mr. Henry Buras were married.,
Judge E. C. Fellon otilciating. Only a
limited number of relatives and friends
were present. We extend hearty con
gratulations to the happy pair.
The following lines were written in
loving memory of \'Vi!'erie lRodhey Fox,
youngest son of Henry W. Fox and
Margaret Martin. who departed this
life on Wednes:day. Feb. 9, 191) at 7 a.
in. aged 20years, 5 months and 26 days.
Thank God we can say at rest for him,
Tho' lips are ,uiv'ri::g and eyves are dim,
At rst tired ohands and heart and brain,
Never more in this world to suffer pain,
Never to wait thro' the weary night,
Thro' pain-racked ihour'. for the morning
The poor crippled body that waited long
1 or some hope ot recovery with courage
How many times under keen surgeon's
That brave boy faced torture in the
strugglw for tile;
Four years of righting on pain's battle
Four years of waiting ere the spirit
At rest now we say. 0! Thou Crucified
Keep him safe in thy presence, give the
crown he has won;
His sorrows all ended, with the angels
In that heavenly land, in the realm of:
Dear J.sus have mercy and help us we
To meet our (lear brother in heaven
Hon. Rosehus Perez was a business
visitor in our town on Tuesday,
Mrs. Felix Borne and little daughter,
after spending quite an enjoyable week
at the home of her daughter Mrs. R.
Emmet Hingle, returned to her home
in Algiers on Sunday.
Dr. W.H.Pipes and Miss Juha Wads
worth went to Monsecour Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Mevers jr.
after spending a few days in our town
returned to their home in New Orleans.
Mr. R. S. Leovy was in our town on
Mr. Esteve Giordano, collector for the
steamer Alice, was in our town Thurs
Frank Giordano was in our town on
Friday and says that the truck garden
ers of his district are doing fine.
Messrs. Sidney Bergeron and F. A.
Exterstein were drumming up busi
ness in our locality on Friday.
Mr. Willie Smith of Triumph was a
business visitor in our town on Thurs
Mr. Elize Cure was made a proud
and happy father on Monday by the ap
pearance of a fine baby boy. The GA
ZETTE extends congratulations.
Supt. Edwin C. Kohn visited all
schools in the upper end of the parish
on the left bank of the river during
Quite a cold wave struck this point
on Thursday night, the thermometer
registering 28 degrees. All headed let
tuce is frozen. Down in the orange
belt the thermometer probably regis
tered 2 degrees above that registered
here, consequently doing very little if
any damage, m that locality.
The downward path is always a blazed
If you want to borrow trouble go to
a money lender.
Patience is a virtue, but more often
it is a necessity.
There is nothing new under the sun,
especially in the way of resolutions.
The man who is satisfied to take pot
luck shouldn't call the kettle black.
Even the man who makes money his
god may find there's the devil to pay.
A man who tells you he is deserving
is lucky to escape what he deserves.
Women nre changable, but you can't
always ch 'g, them wien you want te.
Fi=e! Free! Fre ! Free! Free: Fr ee
LIoo E mi.'
Freight Pr epciiJ. New :ethn',S. Nev ideas.
Come to New ()r!cans and retu:rn v\ ithout
One Cen t O( if xp1en Tr2 " *1 ) (.,
( tn ý.l! pur a,.r-;:ses 0,' ý . 3,: r ll,_,l.V e '" ill
pay i~both v(yr~r freight c1:.r's: :.'i n ge
way h; either ;.rIroad or Boat, hbetwen
BURAS AND NEW ORLEANS
Enabling you to get your gsoo ds to v:iur
house absolttely free of any charges atnd
of cost to you. We :have one of the Ia:rrest
and most complete lines of merchandise in
the city. We have separate and distinct
departments of :=: :=: :=: := : :
Clothing, Hiats, Shoes, Nigt=
tings, Ca rpets and Slades,
Milliery, Dry Goods,
Fancy Goods and
Each department by te'; a s't:re. \Ve py.
freight charges on c ery putrchwse from( 5.()
upward . ....... ..............
Louis Leonha'd & Son
LOUISA AND DAUPHINE STREETS.
Do Yoi l ekd
Having been ri?(;;7ested by st v
eral of my staunchest ri, n!s
of the Lower Coast to establi h
A DENTAL OFEI~E AT EFPIRE
it is with pleas(.urie that I here
by inform you that I wiil ,e at
the above named place Satur
day and Sunday of each week
at Mr. Juo. Arnolie's place.
My work will be done in the
most up-to-date manner and
my prices are very reasonable.
Thanking you in advance for
any favors, I remain, sincerely,
CHAS. P. WACKER,
All sets teeth $12 00
Double sets 22 00
Gold crowns, 22k 5 00
All Silver fillings $1.00 up
All Cement fillings 50c up
Teeth Cleaning $1.00 up
Extracting, absolutely painless
with Somnoform $1, Only the
best materials used :-:-:
Come and see me.
My work speaks for itself.
EUG. DIE AItMAS. M. 0. 1;U
RAS and M. G. ]UIPAS, O;wr
,rs; N. IV()NI0((l;l, Ya:
ters: J. C. ni. kRMAS, Clerk.
Leaving W\Vees.days nd l Sat
urdays at 6 o'cock a. ni. Wed
nnesdays for Port Eads. Satur
(lays for Burrwood. Returning
Thursdays and Sundays.
Freight received Mondays,
Tuesdays and Fridays foot of
HENRY M. MARTIN & CO., LTD..
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New Orleans, " L.ouisiana
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