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Mlr. A..I. i,.seigne was a i.-,tor' ;o our city last Thursday. Capt. Eugene Constantin of I.a.x; ),ort, was hi're Thurw'lay. Pr. C. 'onvile, of l!ouma, p. 3 )isit,.r t,, our town last \\'ednesday. .Mr. I. N. Coun ws' a visitor to New Oriewas this wet. Pi'iture Frames mnale to order. Planters Harlwar;e & Mlercantile Co. Mrs. .1. F',ret anu] ilaughter .liss Nita. were pIs-engrs on the East bound taia. vstetd:i muruiug. Mr. ugene C. Robic.iaux is visit- i ing ia New Orletn:s. Mr. Raoul Chawpaane was the Kuest of his brother and sister last Sunda.. Uw A the tsTO Miss Laura lie.rrionesus, of Phiquemine, was entertained by Mrs. I iumas Riviere last Sunday. Mr. Xsyier Picot, of SMorgan City, yisited his sister, Mrs. Camile La WoureauZ. Mr. and Mrs Lo Hart, of Viuks brg, . Miss., are the guests of .Mr Henry Thwbodaux. Sanitary Plumrulug Fixtures. I'lanters lHardware & Metecantile Co. Bargan Counter every day of the ye*ek at Elli. Braud's Snus. LD)n's forget the Polioan clhb ex ,irsion to New Roads next Tturs- I Mrs. Clay Knobloch and kister, c rsa. Sanders, left for New QOrlesos last Thursday. €.n..A.. i`o .. . + M.iss Hattie Babin. of New Orleans, the guest of Mr. P. J. Doucet and family. The many friends of Mr. Adelam I Picou, of Itayne, La., will be glal to C fear that he is the proud papa of a ttle gi.t Eonaelet and Steel bath Tubs. 'lsaters hlardware 4k Mercantile Co. Si. Maurice ('aillouet returned ome last' Wednesday from Jefferson llege to spend the vacation with his parents. Justice E. D. WYIe, of the United States Supreme court is spending i sometime at his old p!antation horme s few miles from town. Board the Pelican excursimo to New Roads next Thureday and enjoy $ pleasant day's outing. o.ma t.s DA 1 e v iMe e i Miss Sarah Hereford, who had been spending some time with her I Irother, Mr. .J. Hler,-fold, left for her )home in B:ton Rouge last WedneoS tlay. The Howell crevasse was closed last Mlond:y. The task was compar ativ.ly ca y for the flow of water through the break had greatly dim. inishe,. Witness the game of ball between the Giants and Donaldsonville Grays in New Rosds next Thursday. Buggles and Carriage. PIlanters Hardware &. Mercatile Co. Miss Bertie Gucbb, of Junction V'ity, Ky, is visiting at the home of Mr. Ed. smitlwick. Miss Guobb is *n old school mate o Mrs. Smith LMr. ani tMrs Philip Lsgarde, of New O*lea9p, spont a few days of ?his week in town the guests of Mr. sad .ir' . E. N. Both, Mrs. Lagarde's ipareuts. Clehhated White Mountsi 5d Artc Ice Cream Freezers. Ploantert Hardware & Mercantile Co. Mr. I, . Dupre and wife of Tlpibodaoz are visiting Miss Lolo Taylor. Mr. Pepre will return home tpueorrow, but Mrs. Dupre will remain lere a w~ek or tea dy-s.-Crowley Signal of June 3. Mr. Dupre returned last Thursday yell pleased with his visit He reports the Ricee City to have made irest pyogrems since his last visit, S 1to Reward, $100. The readers of this paper will be ]lesaed to learn that there is at least nue dreaded disease thait science has been able to cure in all its stags, and that is natarrh. Halls Catarih Cure, ithe 9nlty pisitive cure known to pmet.acal fr:,strnity. Catarrh be igg a cenbtitp~.hoal disease, requires Scnmstitutirat. treatmeut. Hall's bta, rI Cur', is taken internally, i -t&ing directly upon the lood and mucous surtaces of the sasttm, there Ly de.tr,'ing the foundautio of the diaease, asis giving the pastientl strengt hi bui diang lip the Consitiu ion and seaoisug nature in doing, its york. The iropietors have so much faith in itsb cnrative powers, that they 4trer One gondred Do;lars for any ca-e that it fails to cure. Ltid ;or Mdsras*. 4 ,~. 4 yE~ & CA, Euledo, O. ,So!ald by Duggm t, 75.he Il.sl'. F.mil.. ) I.li re the bt.s INOT[IC.-Her.rv i.. Boudreaur, I.:ir,ter, will he r sciai.-LL ng mutih to i. advanta'ge v:i wili ;g at once to E P. RoBERrs. P. 0. Bof 35J-. flouma. lIa. 45-it Tile seven months oil little daugh ter of qr. Theodore Boudreaux diedt at his home last Wednesday; the: interment took place the following! day in St. Joseph's cemetery. The Thilblo:aux Green Base Ball Club would like to hear from any team uncdr twenty years desirous to cross bats witll: it Adlhess all corn. inunicatiops to Frank Zernott Jr., Thibo.laux, La. The fricnlds of M.r. Gabriel C(oulon, of Washington, D). C, will learn with pleasure tbht he Graduated in dentist. ry last wrek. We wish Dr. Coulon great success in the practice of his profession. Call at Ellis Braud's Sonts for1 geunuine bargains. The Tziibodaux Giants will hoard I the excursion train for New Roads next Thursday; at Donaldsonville I the Grays of that place will join them, t they will journey together to New Roads where in the afternoon they I will contend with one another for I supteunacy on the diamond. CASTOR IA For Infants and Children. The K- Ye Have Always leght Bears the ,i , ýlL 8 0aature of Mesars. B.iurg & Molaison. corn posed of Josel,h L. Bourg and Henry .Io'nison, have se gred the ageiecy j for tie White Sewing Machine, and ,pened their office in the Trotter a Building on St. Philip street, near ( Main, where they have a fine supply of machines and fixtures on hand. Celebrated Oderlesa and Alpine I Refrigerators. Planters H:ardware & Mercantile Co. The students of the Guian Acade my will give an entert.,inment at the t Thibodaux Opera Hlouse on June the 12th. A small admission fee will let ^harged to defray the expenses. The I students have bIven rehearsing the f xerclses for s,,metime paet anl when the day arrives for the public enter- t Laitmeut they will have attained Inrfection. The public is respectfully I invited to attend. Chagberlain's Stomach and Liver I 'tabl'et are tust what viou need when i you have no appetite, feel dull after t eating and wake up with a bad taste ii yo.ur mouth. 'T'ey will improve i vour appetite, cleanse and invigorate I your stomach and give you a relisha for your food. For sale by Rothl Drag Store. - ---- ,*** 4 4 The annual Commencement Eser cises of ML Carmel Convent will take ( place on June 2S5th, at the Convent Auditorium. The small admission fee of 25 cents will be charged. This 1 will afford another opportunity for the public to htlp the good Sisters pay the debt bearing against their beautiful building. The commence ment exercises at the Convent are noted for their excellence and the sentinel predicts a grand success for the Sisters and the students of Mt. Carmel Convent on the 25th, inst "I have been troubled for some time with indigestion and sour stom ach," says ,ra. Sarsh W. Curtis, of Lee, Mass.. "and have been taking ('hamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets which have helped me very much so that now I can eat many things that before I could not" If you have any trouble with your stom ach why not take these Tablets and get well? For sale by Ioth Drug Store. We desire to call the attention of our readers to the advertisement of Mr. Edward Badesux which appears elseihere. Mr. Badeaux has been beftore the publie ass merchant for many years and needs no introduc tion. Of rIcent years he was the senior partner of the well known firm of Badeaur and Wagner, which was dissolved by mutual consett a few days ago. Mr. Badeaux will continue in the same line of buatness as that arded on by Badesux & Wagner but will make a specialty of cigara. Mattings, you want, all at Ellis Braud's Sons, and see their beautiful ine. 36. Eugene Lamoureux. Many people were surprised last Sunday by the announcement of the sudden death of Eugene, popularly known as Tite, Lamonreux, whic. sad event QCcurred at the resideoce of his mother, Mrs. Louis Lamour.eux, on Green street. The deceased, who was a , ative and life long lesident of this towno, was 45 years and 15 days of age at tbe time of his death. H.s anersnl took place Monday after noon at St. Joseph's Catholic Chrch. Chamlberisa's Oolic, Cholera ama Diarrhoea Remedy. Is everywhere recognized as the one remedy that cajn always be depended upon and that is p!lasnt to take. It is especi'dly valuable fIr summer diarrhoea in childfren and is undoubt edly the means of saving the lives of a great many children each 3ear. FQr sale by Rlth Drug Store. IRoya and eneetean Enameled ,,';e. Planters Uarlwarc .& Mereantile Co. ADDRESS OF HON. JOHNI DYMOND, Before the Lafourche Progres sive Union. Mr. Pre-ident and Gentlemen:--It is a great pleasure to come to night before yo,. here in the very heart oft the sug:ar dis-trict of our state, and to join with you in forwarding the cause of good roads. The town of Thiho daux has Irug been one of the most progressive in this state and its miles of paved side walks l1:vye for years been a matter of pleasant comment among your visitors. This parish of Lafourche, and in fact, this whole Bayou Lafourche district, including the parishes of Assumption, La fourche and Telrebonne, has been noted for a century for the excellen'ce and abusdance of its produce and for the enterprise, culture and wealth of its people. The final product of your enter prise, this Progressive UDnion., your organizel teffort to move onward andl upward in all proper lines of human endeavor, is convincing evidence of yoqr full apprectation of the needs of I the hour, be they good roads, good levees, or good schools, all of which j are required by you, the good people. j As has been, perheps to much the case in many p:,rts of our state, and t may be to nmu:ch the case in thb pari-h. we are nearly all deioied dir ectly or indirectly to agricultural pur suits. Manuf..ctures, however, wilt likely soon come to you, as the great saw wills nenihy indicate. However, g'eod roads are of para:uodnt ilnpor I tauce. The vast crops of sigar cane and rice pro(iucedl in this an.l the :d r joining p.rishes have to be carriedl on whkc:s, over roastu , good or bad. w;th a sugar c:ane at $3 peer ton an'd 1ice at I $3 ter b..rrel. values th'at we ia" noIt t be able ti m:aintaiu and with all this r ca'e and rice ,:hig.d t, go oi, whelts to the ma kwet, or railway statioi, ) I boat landug. the quesioun of goo I~ roads rises at once. Only a so,re of years ago, sugar houses ter: but:t directly is the cane ic'ds, boiause of b the presumed imlo·sibility of hauling canes over our dirt roads any oon.id- t erable distance. As the nearby sugar , houses were generally of limited ca pacity and of restricted effectiveness, I trainways came lut,) use and our pesent s4'l:ndid central sugar factory system leve!oped. But now we have I brought into the industry thousands of small cane growers, as well as many large ones, and cane must be hauled to the railway stations, or to the factory, and tle roalI problem be comes more serious than ever. In Louisiana every year there is loadel into carts and wagons and hauled fromi a fraction of a mile to Ave miles distance, over four million tons of sugar cane. Can you wonder, then, at the cry for good roads on which to haul it ? Here, on Bayou Lafourche, your immense rice crops create a similarly serious probl<m, while your immense vegetab:c crops, with which you have been loading steam boats and railway ears for many years, are every year; placed in peril of loss by bad roads Mvy fellow planters will find that as cane culture becomes less and less remunerative, the rice, vegetable and live stock industries will develop, and they cannot be handledl without good roads. At the recent National Good Roads Convention held in Et. Louis, where your parint h and orgauization was ably represented by Mr. L . Lancaster, the leading men of thae nation were all in accord on the good roads question. The silver tongued William Jennings Bryan advocated good roads wl.h all the eloquence and wisdom that characterise his diseours es, while Theodore Roosevelt for the time tbeing devoted a strenuous h:lf hour in apostrophes to good roads and invocations to the people of the land to build them. And then govern ors and senators and other distin guished public oficials and leading men all joiced in the great effort to awaken our people to our need of good roads; to our immense annal losses in moving our crops because of our bad roads. Such a unanimity ofl sentiment as was there displayed out did anythirg in the way of political, religious or ethical conventions ever held. The unanimous cry was give us good roads or we perish. Admitting then, that good roads are essentual to the prosperity of any and every community, the local con ditiona of any one neighborhood be come a simple engineering matter. Drainage is of course essential. Road material may be considered and also the serious matter of bridge building. but these things can readily be solved by our engineers on the saot. The whole matter of road building, from the corduroy road through the swamps, to the asphalt in your streets, for which your bicyclists and automo bilists will bless you, yields quickly, if you can raise the funds to pay the bills. This now brings us to the true gist of the whole good roads movement and that is its financial side. What are our resoirees and can we afford a present taxation and a mortgage on the foture to, secure good roads ? The common answer of all our leading men s yes, emphatically yes ! Our old idan of road making has been to malke every man work froo, I two to ten days on the public roads, or to compel riparian oQ abytting pro pnritors o make and repal the pub lic sads on their propert~. You are fawiliar with the res.uits. 4 laborer under compulsion is a reluctant labor. i er and of lit:tle use. The riparian, or abuttilig proprietois generally thinksI themselves unjustly treated when they have to repair the roads that others use more than they. and they I become relpetagt road builders. All this h beel n tried in our levep system. All laborers were liable to certauo days! work on the levees ald ilrsarian owuers, from the beginning of the levee system, were expected to maintain the levees. With all this, we never had any material succes with our levee system until it wsa taken over by the state and levee dis. tricts rma:e and the districts emlow- I ered to collect taxes frm all tax| payers, whether willirg or reluctsat. I Adopt some system of general tax ation for elthey levee btlldeng or road buildiog and we tilen find every mn t becx,meq the severest ceitic of his own levees and ro4ds and iasists on their I proper repair and malnienance. It tnakes a ditferene whose ox is gored. He pays his toes and now demnauds that his levees oshll he adequate, all leaks stopped and adequate protec- I tion had. fe demands that the roads he needs shall be drained and repair ed and maintained. There is no other I way than this. All experience proves it. If we have tg pay for our roads and levees personally, we think what we have are gooi enongh. We are t willing to take techances, no matter e how much we msy annoy or imperil our neighbors, I ye pay our taxes and pubttlo aould fall to give t as good roedb ad -lates, we won't a hesitate to .Sake our claims and get t the wor done. UJner this plan of general taxatol and 4istrict organi- C trtiQo the last fifteen years have t sorked a revolution in levee building, repair and maintenance, and similar t rirt will woek a like rerolutioa in vad building lauring the coming de- t *ade. And now, it is up to you, the t eade.rs of Lafogrche parish, to deter. unlie whether you will have good i u·di or not. Let us now return to our inquiry Is to what are our resourcss ? We ,tiel retain an option on the old cor *"e, or forced labor on the public ,oats. Let us drop that. To make C te riparian or abutting proprietors f av for the roads seems hardly fair, hough still avaele4 of partially in I raving the streets in our cities. It is * as-t of the "forced contribution in C t-.d" custom that has come down to t is as has the forced road labor, from r he feudal ages. The public roads c should be made, repaired and main- I aiuetl by the public and the public eau be satisfactuorly reached only by xatiuu. Par bhes sad municipalities are uthorised under our constitution to evy a. advalorem tax of 1 olo or ten I wuill for parish or municipal purposes. I Many of our parishes do not levy the entire 10 mills, and even where they to, it would be proper for them to I allot two or three mills to public roads, and those not utilising this I resource shouel at once avail of it. Io order to Reach all classes of the people oar Wstitutaon authorises a I per capita aut of $1. on all able bodied aid~ halblttats between 18 I and 55 years of age and also a vehi- I cle tax or license. This per eapita I tax is of immense value to the state and has not yet been availed of by all the parishes, notwithstanding the I ease and certainty of its collection I and the argent need for the funds. I Next, a special tax of not more than five mills per annum for not mote than Eve years may be levied by the police juries of the iarish'es for road purposes, provided the con sent of the property tax payers be secured bya majority in numbers and in value under the election law. Next, a 5 opt forty year bond issue for roads and other purposes, msay be had by the similar vote of the proper ty tax payers. the isue not to exceed 10 olo of the assessed value of the property oand the tarx for the liquida.-. tion of the bonds not to exceed 5 uills per oannum. And now comes another of our resources for procuring good roads and that is state aid The city is the exponent of the country behind it. Your charming hlittle city here weuld never have existed and flourished as it has but for your two bayous, La. fourche and Terreboeoe, and the beautiful ouatry about you. Good roads in the parish of Lafousche are of vital importaue to the city of Ihibodaux and the tax payers of your city cannot maintaint the values of your property unless the country thrives, and this it ecn't do without good roads. Is like manner the state of Louisiana eaa't be prosperous ex. septing a the various parishes and towns of h slain as prospsreos. Our lties, vaessad parih· es all form psa of the state and the state is vitally il~tersted in the pros perity of its lsental parts and should contribu thereto. The state now controls the public levees, co-. operates with the district levee auth orities and expeleds a large amount of money tn levee constructioD. A great depsrtmest is organized for this work ad edts oloe~rs known as the State ngimcer. Under the new constitution tble board of state en gineers is direlid to cooperate with the vanous roaddistricts In procuring a proper and nadorm system of pub lice roads, but the legislature has thus far passed no egahlind act that will permit is to tu secure state aid. Levy all the legal tax you can for your roads .p then seethat the legislature at _nmxt rmsion makes an approprlaUtnrlnr public roads, the same to be exrrended under the control of the bs1 Engineers. The state should and will help those who help themselveand if you in the parish of Irasoehe put $5,000 of your own momey into your public roads, you na, bp able to secure a like allotment out of the state ap propriation. Thre will be no danger of the impoverisdent of the state by ucih road allotments, as our loplec are quite conflervative and reluctant ' shoiit tn:in'. teIsnselves for r .nds, which should be a sine qua non for state aid in road building. Pennsyl vania hs9 alpprpmlrusted 7 million dollar.s for toad improvement. There ihe state pays two thirds of the ex pease and the county one third, and this money is to bhe expenthed during the next few years. In New Yoik the st:te legilanture has adopted a c,nstitutional amtpndmrnt yet to be voted on by the people, but said to le sure of final adoptison. granting 50 million of dollars for public roqdI, or 5 ini'lionis per year for ten years. All this show how the goal work goes on ant incitcs us to try to do our part here. We have one other resource that we have not yet discussed and that is National aid. The general govern ment c.ntribqtes largely to river and harbor improvement all over the whole country. It carries the mails to every post otlve and the public roads are our mail routes. At St. Louis the common feeling was that the general government should take up this matter and lend its aid to th se who were putting their own shoulders to the wheel. The a4tion should do this for the common wel fare of the whole country, as well as to improve the mail routes, to pro mote rural mail delivery. We all contrihute to the nation's revenues and we are entitled to any fair share of the nation's expendlture for the common good. With this end in view and to fucili tate road improvement, Congressman Browulow of Tennessee, has introd'uc ed a bill to issue 20 millions of bonds the proceeds of which shall be ex pended in the various states for road improvement, where the local and state authorities are already expend lug their own money. The stat". legislatures of Alabama, Tennessee, Wisconsin. New Mexico, Missouri and Minnesota have put themselves on record in favor of National aid for good roads. And now let as consider one more phase of the subject It has been suggested that the railways will be opposed to the general road improve ment. On the contrary, the great railway corporations earnestly advo cate the cause of good roads and are now co operating in the movement. The more highly the country is deve loped the more business there will be for the railroads. They are an xious to have every acre of land earning money by good crops and to have every farmer have plenty of produce to sell. as then he will surely be a free buyer. All these things come about the best and most easily in a land where there are good roads. And now, one more point and I shall have done. Some of our politi cal leaders habve hesitated about levy. ing the one dollar per capita road tax. perhaps fearing the results. Collect the tax, get the good roads and you won't lose your leadership, but will earn the thanks of your peo ple and make your leadership doubly sure. In conclusion, let us have good roads, the result of taxation, from funds honestly and ludiciously ex pended, under such safeguards as you may devise. You in your parish have already begun, ;continue on in the good work and the good people of the parish of Lafourche will ever bless you. Mothers! Mothers! Mothers! How many children are at this season feverish and constipated, with bad stoiach and headache. Motwr I Gray' Sweet Powders for Children will alw:ays cure If worms are pre sent they will certainly remove them. At all druggists. 25 cta. Sample mailed. 45 4t Assessor's Notice. Parish of Lafourche. Thibodanr, June 6, 1903. In aecordance with the provisions of section 21 of Act No. 186. spprov. ed July 9th 1890, notice is hereby given to tax payers of said parish of Lafourche, that the listing of the property, real and personal, of said tax payers, is oompleted together with the valuation plaeel upon sad property by the Assessor and that said list will be exposed oin my office, In the Court House, at Thibodasux, for inspection, and eornection, for the term of twenty (20) days, tglmg June , 1903. All tax payers are earnestly lnvited to avail themselves of the opportunity afforded to make known their objee tions to any assessment and to test their correctness in the manner pres. cribed by law. E£oAE MoavINr, Assessor Parish of Lafourche. June 6, 1903. Ask Tour Dealer for Allen's oot. A powder for the feet It cures Swollen, Sore, Hot, Callous, Aching, Srweating Feet, Corns and Bunions. At all PIuggists and shoe stores, 25c. Ask to-day. 454t F. J, Celestin, TRIBODAUX. LA. - RK- BE iDR OF (Cornish Indian Games SA FOWL WORTH RAISING. Stock for sale, $2.50 and up.! Eggs in season at $2.50 per fifteen. Now RaCd With a complete, tock Ladies low cut Shoes. An assor tmee ent styles, in1, and 3 strapss dais, Coloni Ties, Etc. In prices ranging from $1.00 to $3.0 Do not fail to call before buying. ELLIS BRAUD'S SO . L.LOBDELT., Pres. P. B. FOSEPE CL&UDET V-President. er - !1he Imbdell & Berev Wholesale Deals Gommission M erchants. Near S. P. Railroad Depot, Thibodaux. La. .genls 3 (:" Jeg and eieean fel r- Orders For Car-load Lots Solicited. Sugar Planters orderE given special attention for Grain and Hay Local 'Phone 152.--Cumberland 87. Follow the Tide We are all going to H. Riviere & Co. and examine their im mense line of spring and summer goods. White Goods aSpecialty SHavingbought a large quantity of sample Embroider ed Handkerchiefs they are ready to save their custom* ers 25 olo on this purchase. They have also as line of Misses and Childrel shoes in all styles & prices. Call on them before purchasing. A Match Starts the Me If You Use a WICKLESS BLUE fL4AM OIL STOVE, Will boil bake, broil or better than a wood or co stove, I. RIVIERE & CO., Agents for Lafo-rch.e Paris.