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The weekly Thibodaux sentinel. [volume] (Thibodaux, La.) 1898-1905, March 14, 1903, Image 2

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rl a .,!t .. " ,,f Vo',d faith.
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wr-tt" ~ i'.%' a .n - le o 't t.e ,heet, and to1 tntie, .r;.li.th"'t- nn ,C l
i.n tnir +t. n "h,. '1, '~."t) this omcee by
Ae4 . a VS l ~ayars d of that week.
High Water Danger.
ja y iassduudit n points to
a repetition of the high water
experience of 1897, and per
haps to a greater volume of
water than that which en.
rdani!.er.-(l the country in that
The State Engineers assure
us that while we may expect
tie l water to rise as high as it
did in that year of unprre
dented high water, thec dan
ger is iiot so great now as it t
was t hen, heraimse the levees
are in better condition. This
of Eiourie, refers to the levees
along the Mississippi. and we
have every reason to rely up.
on the assurance of the En
gin'ers. Still there is always
some anxiety lest the I[nex
pected happen, and the angry
Father of Waters turn loose
his furious floods upon Louis.
iana to spread ruin and deso
lation broadcast.
Here on the Lafourche the
conditions are different. It is
not the unexpected but the
inevitable which has already
happened. Our leveeswere not
in a condition to withstand
the pressure, and gave way
last Sunday in two places on
the right descending bank of
the bayou, some miles below
These crevasses will devas
tate a large section of the
parish cultivated in small
farms, and the loss occasioned
by them will therefore affect
a very large number of people.
It means to these small farm
ers a total loss of this year's
crop. While the crevasses
are several miles below Lock
port, if they run for any con
siderable time they will affect
all the lands up to Lockport,
and perhaps those above that
village, besides thne lands on
the Bayou Pointe aux Chiens
and lower Terrebonne.
We have said that "it was
the inevitable which has hap
penned;" under the present
condition of things we cannot
hope to escape crevasses on
the bayou every time we shall
have very high water. The
Bayou Lafourche has been
dredged and opened above,
thus materially increasing its
receiving capacity, while it
remains stopped up and ob
structed at the mouth, and
we cannot build levees strong
enough or high enough to
resist the pressure of the
large additional volume of
wvater banked against the
levees below during an unus
inally high stage of water.
Under such conditions one of
two things is bound to hap
pen: either the water will
break through the levees or
ruin over them andl finally
wash them away, which
meamns in either case inunda
lion and ruin to tihe people of
the lower sectioni of the
'This (lelonstrates thene
cessity of locking the bayou
at I onnaldsonville, or of open
in~g its South'vest Puss anid
of dredging that aind its other
passes, and the bayou itsielf,
Iroun its mouth up, so as to
cnilarge its dis'-harginug capa.
cit y. We believ* l()CkiIIg the
safer plalnn.
An Important Law Which
Ought To Be Enforced.
The legislature adopted an n
important measure relative to
the. drainage of the publicW
roadl and levees of the State di
when it enacted Act No. 119. hi
of 11,02, the first section of o1
which provides: that it is '
hereby made the duty of the
Police Juries of the several al
parishes of the State of Lou- al
isiana. to thoroughly drain P
all public roads in their res
pective parishes which are pa
railed or contiguous to any d
public levee, and to cut across P
said public road, ditches and g
drains at such points, as may
be necessary to effect the com
plete and perfect drainage of
such road and levee, and to
connect the same with the a
drain and ditches on private e
property abutting on such t
Here is not only a full and
complete grant of power to
the police juries authorizing
the proper drainage of public I
roads along the public levees a
but a specific injunction that
police juries shall thoroughly ,
drain the roads in the manner f
specified. C
Under the other powers of e
the police juries over the sub- t
ject matter of roads, there is
little doubt but that they 1
have the power to prescribe e
how and by whom this work I
shall be done.
The second section of the
act in question denounces as
a misdemeanor an act of in- I
terference with the drainage e
of the public roads, as provid- E
ed for in section one. It pres
cribes "that any proprietor, '
owner, lessee or possessor of I
lands abutting upon such pub- t
lic road in this State, who C
shall in any manner close or
place any obstruction in such
drains or ditches whether on
private property or on such 4
public road or levee adjacent a
thereto, as will in any man
ner interfere with the effec
tive, thorough and continuous I
drainage of such public road
or levee, shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor, and on convic
tion thereof, shall suffer fine
or imprisonment, or both, at
the discretion of the court.
The First Rhodes Scholar- 1
ships. 1
The first two Rhodes Scho-1
lauships have been given to
two Catholics, Messrs. Bissett1
and Gilbert, both students of
the Jesuit College of St.
Georgo, Bdulwayo, in Cecil
Rlhodc's' own country of
Rhodesia. This is a proud
distinction not only for the
two successful candidates but
likewise for the distinguished
order of teachers under whose
tuition they had been train
' Earl Grey wrote to congra
Stulate the Rector on "the
I proudl (istinction" of his col
'lege. "1 am glad," he wrote,
S"that this honor should be
Llong to the Jesuit Fathers,
I whohs .devoted and ungrease
log labors, from the earliest
moment of our occupation to
the present time, in the inter
ests of both the white settlers
and the native population of
~. Rhodesia, have won the un
Sgrudging admiration and gra
Stitude of us all."
This is undoubtedly a fine
Scompliment but one which
was deserved, as every one
r who is familiar with the zeal
~'and devotion of the Jesuits
in the cause of education, will
Sreadily admit.
e A Pertinent Query.
SSpeaking of the launching
Sof Judge Blanchard's candi
dacy for the Governorship,
which took place at his home
r parish last week, our esteem
eol contemporary, The Feli
ocianas, says:
'Now the question we want
i.defileit-l y answered at once is
Swhether Blanchard really de
wiics to be Governor, or is
merely seeking that office in ln(
order to use its patronage to w
secure a seat in the U. S. S. to
nate." l
That is a pertinent query a
which the Judge or some one
duly authorized to speak for
him, had better answer with- n
out delay and without equi- al
There is an impression b
abroad that the office is sought b
after by the Judge as a step-jt
ping stone to the United,
States Senate, and for that,
among other reasons, his can
didacy will meet serious op- a
position, especially in the su
gar districts of the State.
The rank and file of the e
Democracy in this section of t
the State do not take kindly s
to the distinguished jurist as
a possible candidate for Gov- h
ernor, and would deplore his a
nomination as a serious mis
"Political Suggestions."
Ye sportive editor of the 'I
Baton Rouge Truth has been b
amusing himself, making lh
"Political Suggestions" in the v
way of a State ticket. The a
following is the house of a
cards which he has construci- r
ed and invites the boys to go t
to work and tear to pieces:
"For Governor, N. C. t
Blanchard; Lieutenant-Gov- I
ernor, J. Y. Sanders; State ?
Treasurer, David Pipes; State t
Auditor, Albert Estopinal;
Secretary of State,J. T. Mi'i
el; Attorney General, T. J.
Kernan; Superintendent of
Public Education to be nam
ed by the New Orleans dele
gation." t
Our work of destruction
will be quickly done; we shall c
not lose any time tearing it (
to pieces, but pull down and c
demolish the structure as a
whole with a single effort. t
The head piece and its main
support will never do for the T
gubernatorial mansion, and s
should be discarded at once. A
When it comes to recon- I
structing the edifice, David
Pipes, Albert Estopinal and a
John T. Michel might prove
available timber to fill the
roles assigned them by
Truth; indeed, we have no
hesitancy in saying that
Michel should be retained.
But the SENTINEL is not in
the business of making State
tickets just now, and is not
ready to announce its choice;
there is plenty of time for
Sthat. The press may agitate
tthe question and make sug- 1
Sgestions, but the people
should name the ticket; it is
I their right, and they shoald
r exercise it.
SPredicts a Race War.
j Rev. Thomas Dixon, during
the de'ivery of a lecture at
'ljveland Ohio on the 26th
inst. said: "TI'here will be a
race war representing the
-most terrible conflict the
Sworld has ever seen. Noth
.ing that can be done by hu
man hands can prevent this.
'~It will come just as certain as
'~the sun continues to rise and
Sest. On one side will be the
1.nglo-Saxon race and on the
t other the negro people. With
S8,000 years of civilization in
their favor there can be but
Sone result. The Anglo-Saxon
s people will sweep the negro
fpeople off the face of the con
.- tinent.
'There are 50,000 negroes in
Chicago and a proportionate
ly large number in Philadel
e phia. Sooner or later there
hn are bound to be local disturb
e ances in these cities betvween
.1 the two races. It is up noi th
here where the trouble will
* start."
11 This prediction refers to
the North, but we of the
South, indulge in no such
fears. Whites and blacks
have lived so long together
g and understand each oth.er -c
i. well that there is little dan
Sger of serious conflicts be
etween them. That the whites
eand blacks of the north will
clash before many years goes
i- without saying. They are
active and aggressive rivals
at in all lines of labor, and the
is negro claims a great deal
e- more in the way of social and
is political recognition than his
forth rn friends are ready or
willing to accord him. In -
.he South he has the field of,
abor pretty well to himself
'nd is content.-Baton Rouge
The Truth is right, if the
negroes of the South are let
alone by the Northern agita
tors, there will never be any
general race waril the South;
but what if the fanatics of
the North continue their ne
farious and hellish agitation?
It may be that we anticipate,
for the race question is fast
assuming an ominous aspect
in some of the Northern cen
ters of population, and North
ern negrophilies may soon be
too busy at bone trying to'
solve the vezal~ous question,
to bother us ajy more down
here with r gratuitous
and vice.
,-It will have to be admitt
ed," says the Baton Rouge
Truth, "that we have awful
bad roads, but from the fol
lowing clipping from a Boon
ville, Mo., paper, it will be
seen that "there are others," I
and that the question of bad
roads is a national proposi
"A small steamboat has
been h.- uling wood out of the
Lianc- iver bottom. The
w.:i ;. d.Iually hauled by
tz a-ieas and others and
pJLcad on the river bank. A
0.; L'ays ago the captain
Iwas. -is usual call but on i
.c:;a itof twe impassable con- I
d.tijns of the roads no wood
had been brought in, al
though there was plenty in
the country, two or three
miles away. The doughty
captain was not to be out
(lone. He turned his boat
out of the river channel into
on. of the public roads of'
that vicinity and headed for
the wood yards. The natives
of the interior were soon very
much astonished to see a
steamboat their doors.
A man ding on the
prow of *with a line
in his hatd. dthrow
it ove itin and
shout, 'no "
We confess that after read
ing the foregoing we feel,
much better over the condi
tion of our roads, and grate
ful that it is not worse.
The Mansfield Journal
makes the following just com
ments upon President Roose
velt's latest apologetic letter:
President Roosevelt has
been forced to assume a de
ferijive attitude on the race,
question by the contempt and
disgust showi fow him by the
Souther3 people It is sel
dom tha't the President un
dortakes to give reasons for
his con1duct, therefore his re
ueni. leter to the editor of
tie Atlanta Constitution in
explanation of his Southern
policy came as a surprise.
The letter is political in char
acter, no reference whatever
being made to the social side
of the raoe -quesmion. Mr.
Roosevelt says that color is
not a bar to olilice, and that
his Southern appointments
are based on merit alone.
There wa* no necessity for
the 1 ,Rlvery-thinking
white - the. South un
derstaadaibb pressdent's mo
tivein reviting the race ques-1
Ition, an~sletter has not
done him aygood in a single
. Southern By his course
as a. peant 4 politician he has
dr-iveo' fi~oi)iim thousands of
- warm-iearhed friends in the
- South and paved the way for
Sdiecoiiten~t among the blacks.
. He does not understand
Southern conditions. He does
not even mnderstand the
negro, whom he is injuring
more than benefiting by his
selfish and silly course.
Di 'turbsiaoe of strikers are not
nearly ca grave 5s 50 Individual dis
Sorde of Lihe system. Overwork, loss
)oi l~ej), nervous tension wtll be fol
- lowed by utter collapse, umnless a re
- liable remedy bs Immediately employ
a ed. There's ghthing so *diUieut to
Icure disordersef the liver of Kidneys
as Eleetrne Bietes. It's a wofl(1tof1l
tonli-, and e&usive servine and the
greatest alt sarond medicine f(or run
~down systems. It dispels Nervous
ness, Rheumatism and Neauralgia ande
1 expels Malaria germs. Only 5(h!,
I and satlatactip guiranteed by All
M Druggists.
{ 1 V 'ii1
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Faradic Batteries.
In this age it requires no argument to convince thin sing peopie that Elec
tricity is the greatest curative agent known to science.
The most learned physicians of Europe and America concede this. and
there is to-day. not a hospital in the world, or a great physician in active
practice, who does not daily use it with most wonderful effects in all chronic
Our batteries are operated by powerful Dry Cells of the very best quality
The coils in our machines acd all mechanical parts of our Batteries are made
by skilled mechanics and DO NOT GET OUT OF ORDER.
The Dry Cells with which our machines are fitted will last from three
months to a year. according to the use the Battery receives. All the Batteries "
are so constructed that the Dry Cells can be removed by any person when ex
hausted and new Cells put in their place in a very few seconds.
Diseases in which a speedy Cure can be Effected
by the use of the Faradic Currents of Electricity
generated by our Batteries:
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Neusa gia, eiatica. Dyspepsia Constipation, Kidney or Bright's lis
I ease, Liver Complaints, Catarri, Asthbxa and Bronchit.s. In'omnia or
b1 !eeplessness. Female Complaints, Nervous Debility, Other Complaints,
Electric Haths.
We publish a little Book entitled, "Suggestions and di
rections for treating diseases with Faradic Currents of El
ectricity," by J. J. Mackey, M. D. A copy of this little
Book will be sent free of charge to each person purchasing
one of our Batteries.............................
For further particulars, apply to
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, Sole Agents
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Choice wi"ea and lqun.rs. fine cigars al
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Cypre . and Pine Lumber,
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ough course. English and Freaseh. Veat
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Woman's &
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