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PAGE SIX THE GUUARDIAN, JULY 26, 1930 CAJUN DIALECT OF LA. TO BE PRESERVED IN COLUMBIA RECORDS By Robert Waite in Southern Messenger. BeaumonL--Longfetlow's s~ory of Evangeline, the gentle and beautiful Acadian, gives a vivid history of the trials of those, unfortunate people, trails which prow~,! a blessin~ to suc- ceeding generations, but a tragedy in the lives of those who were to l undcrgo the English expulsion from ~heir beloved Grand Pro on the rocky ~hores of Nova Scotia. Some found ~heir way to the great undeveloped country in the Teche region of Louisiana, where they began again the task of carving for themselves a home i~l the wihlerness. O. M. Young Candidate for Representative Pulaski County QUALIFIED -- HONEST Railroads made some headway in not long before "Jack Lifiance's Eu- breaking this isolation, causing the logy on de (~rawfish," and "Jack La- Acadians to migrate to other sections, fiance at de Telephone," became classics in Cajun dialect. Nor did When the World War came these Joe's light lon--taygo~ young men of the new Acadia went hid under a across the seas under the Stars and bushel, for he ~as soon brought out Stripes to fight once more for the as the star entertainer a= al national, beloved France of their forefathers, state and district gatherings held in Arthur Hinsley, who last year was THE POPE VIEWS appointed rApostolic Delegatein PILGRIM Africa. Rome, July 21.--POP0 Dr Godfrey, who was ordained 1,1 made an unexpected years ago, goes to his impm~ant new ]window of his apart~ post at the comparatively early age lo=~ .... ,,;,~ of 41. Iprcessin of Our The English College in Rome is Carmal which, coming the mosul famous l~.nglish Cathy)lie lion of Rome near seminary. It was originally a hos- crossing the Piazza of St, pice founded about the middle of the As His Holiness Fourteenth Century for English vis- window the crowds II Take Home Today a?ix-Bottle Carton of Coca Cola It is delicious and refreshing and you ~..~ ~ should keep a six-bottle carton in your re- / ~r~,~'~_~ frigerator at all times to serve to unex- ~*/~'~l~ pected guests. I ~'-~1 Visit out new plant and watch them [ ~-~T~I make this delicious drink. 0, ,0,, OTT.m eC "~,,/ LITTLE ROCK. ARK. Take the Legislature Back to the People Advt. Headquarters l17~& W. Second St. Phones 4-8394--4-8386 their religion. It sustained them in lived in. Evangeline Highway pen- Travelers' Protective Association as merous priests to England in the days their grief, it sustained them in the etrated the heart of their country, lpresidet~t of the local post for a of perseculion, and many of them hardships they must undergo to be-~the road passing the homes of the number of years, laid down their lives for the Faith, come again the possessors of flocks Acadians. Tourists of the South But it was in Catholic circles that ~- and herds and growing fields. Their scoured the great Teche country to.he probably became best known. He ART COLLECTION GIVEN ing broke into cheers "0 applause. The procesm passing close to the nade, stopped and the to receive the bles Father. The bands ideal for such isolation for it is traversed by innumerable lagoons, bayous, rivers and lakes. The set- tiers had their little pirogues (hol- low log canoes) in which to paddle from one settlement to the other. Their maidens spun and wove just as Evangeline had done when pre- paring for her nuptials with Gabriel, when were never solemnized. They spoke only the French language. Theic priests were French; infants were baptized in French; the mar- riage ceremony was conducted in French, and it was French that was I used at the Requiem. A. R. LAMB Candidate for Sheriff and Collector Of Pulaski County the vicious scramble some of them ers in Beaumont and Port Arthur. nmde in their early attempts to con-To this was added a directorship in struct English sentences was called la local bank and in several large "Cajun talk." Of course, there were I wholesale concerns. many who received a collegiate edu- It was a~ a banquet that a scout cation, and numerous statesmen, ~ol- for the Columbia Phonograph Com- diers and professional men are hum- pany heard Joe. The new day he bered among them; but the rank and:had him on his way to New Orleans file of those who dwelled in the Teche Iwhere "Jack Lafiance's Eulogy on de country were educated only in Crawfish," and "Jack Lafiance on de French. It was when the great oil Telephone" were placed on a record, development caused so many of their and in this way Caj{m English will Mrs. Post entered the convent on May 17. Her Newport villa, Stone- I leigh, was given to the Order as a convent and she became a novice in what was once her home. Although the Post collection was destined for the Museum eventually in the will of Edward C. Post, who died in 1915, Mrs. Post's gift brings the valuable art objects to the halls of the Museum sooner than was originally expected. The Post collection is now on v'ew men to take employment with the re- be preserved to future generations at the museum and includes pen-and- priests came with them. iview the ravishing scenes which are~was one of the pioneers in the devel- MUSEUM BY EX-SOCIETY anthem and the Royal The new home was soon trans- today just like they were when de-Iopment of the Knights of Columbus formed into a new Acadia, for in scribed by Longfellow in his incom- in Texas, and is a past state deputy. WOMAN, NOW CARMELITE the police rendered a time they had their Acadia Parish, parable poem. These modern meanslHe is now lecturer of Beaumont New York, July 15.--The recent MSGR JOHN SULLIVJJ Evangeline Parish, and Grand Pra of communication brought visitors by Council No. 951--and they always entrance of Mrs. Emile Theme Post, AUTHOR, SCIENTI$ Valley They a~ain became isolated tthe thousands, and the Acadians, a[have entertainment. !former leader in Newport society,, PAW~'TTcKET, 1~ in the then ahnost inaccessible frugal and mdustrmus people, soon[ He prospered on the ~oad and a lmto the Carmelite Order, has result- Teche countr" livin~- their sim-lelhad their own cars and undertook few years ago laid his grip aside-- ed in the acquisition by the Metho- (Bv N C W C NeWS ~, 5 ~ flequent excmsions rote the outside not to retire but to enter the real " ~ " " " " lives in their own way and bowing l " ' .. " , " [ ' " pohtan Museum of Art here of the! Pawtucket, R. I., Jull~ ^"ou*l'" *o the will of Divine Provi tworld lestate business, becoming the senior Post collection of valuable paintings,Joha F Sullivan, n tstoroJ d~v ~ .v ~ - " I . dence To this day thev remain whol In t~mt world they had long since member of the firm of Landry & drawings, miniatures and objects in .... " - - -' -, ~ 1- Catholic " ~ " lost the designation of Aca~lians It Gist, and active vice-president of the ..... " ' ~y unurcn, amnor a~ o lgom, snver, enamel, ormolu, marble of pneumonia last night ....... ~ . had been corruuted into Cajun, and Gmt Realty Company, large develop- and bronze. the topography o~ ~ne country was " " of 63. Monsignor Sullivan, vcho in Newport, was Visible Church," "The the Catl~olic Church" damentals of Catholic also contributed other scientific and was honored by fineries and oil companies that the Acadia of old fussed away. Barrier Destroyed. The Lucas ~usr, er, wnlch came in at Beaumont in 1901, brought out one Frenchman who has preserved for future generations the side-split- ting Cajun dialect, preserving it at a time when the universal teaching of the English language means that Cajun will soon be no more. This Frenchman is Joseph P. Landry, a great-great-grandson of Col. Pierre Joseph Landry, who emigrated from France during the political disturb- ances of 1785, and great-grandson of the second Pierre Joseph Landry, who became an invalid and spent his last years in wood-carving Some of his work is now preserved in the Louisiana State Museum. Joseph P. Landry was christened Pierre Joseph and was proud of the name that had been handed down from father to son for more generations than the family had a record of, but he had to do something to insure his getting his mail. There were so many cousins and uncles of all ages and degrees of kinship who bore the name of Pierre Joseph Landry that the postmaster was powerless in the premises and the only thing he could do was to hand out the Pierre Joseph mail to the first Pierre Joseph that came along. And all this particular Joseph could do was to open it all, pick out what he knew was for him and pass the bundle on to the next Pierre Jo- teph. Through this process of elimina- tion letters from the sweetheart of the Pierre Joseph we are talking about frequently reached him after they had been read by several uncles and cousins. That is why it is now Joseph P., officially, while his friends have dropped the middle initial and short2ened Joseph to Joe. News of the gusher was sent toI the four corners of the earth, the press stating that the well was flow- ing twenty-five thousand barrels a day. Joe admitted afterwards that when the news finally filtered through to the bayou they had it that "the well was flowing 'twenty-five thou- sand dollars a day!" Naturally, he wanted some of this easy money and arrived in Beaumont full of enthusi- asm. He found that while the great oil well was a gift of nature, the gift went to the people who owned the land. Other gushers came, but they wanted real money for them. and that was the one thing that Joe did not bring with him when he said good-bye to Bayougoula. Undaunted, he sought employment and finally landed a job with a whole- sale grocery house as salesman, known in those days as "the drum- met." His route carried him through the sawmill towns in Western Louisi- ana an_d Eastern Texas, where Cajun was often heard. Thirty years ago it was just as essential that the drum- mer carry a stock of good yarns to entertain the proprietor and hangers- on around the village store or com- missary as it was for him to have the right price on bacon and lard. Though he is well educated, the French accent stuck to Joe as tight as his skin. He didn't think much of the usual "have-you-heard-the latest" line carried by the other drummers so he decided to make his own yarns And what could be more entertain in~. than 'the Cajun breaks in Englis[. told with his own accent? It was entitled. work. Monsignor Sullivan Saint Mary's College, along with Longfellow's beautiful wash drawings by Adriaen van Os- Md., in 1883, and poem, Evangeline. tade, sixteenth" century Dutch artist, to Manha2tau While there are many among the two oils of church interiors by Pieter from which ohler generations in the Teche coun- Neefs, a painter of approximately in 1886. He entered St. try who do not speak a word of Eng- the same period, and an enamel per- inar), Ba.timore, Md., lish, their numbers are, dwindling, trait of Marie Therese, of Bourbon, tered the Catholic and within a few" years the side-split- done probably by Jean Petite in the lAmerica in ling scramble the Cajuns made of seventeenth century, l insiitution's first English will be only a menlory. "If you see my cow, push her home; she's i been gone three days--yesterday, to- ! day and tomorrow," will be heard no more exce1~ in srory and on Joe Landry's records. REV. DR. WM. GODFREY NAMED HEAD OF FAMED ENGLISH ROME COLLEGE London, July 14.---The Rev. Dr. I Wfl:iam Godfrey, l~ofessor of Dog. marie Theology at Us~haw College, Durham, has been appointed Rector of the venerable English College, Rome, in succession to the Most Rev. It protects your entire investment in a home, your furnishings. We sell the best protection in Johns-Manville $ rett Roofs. Call for Estimate Without Charge. Twelfth and Woodrow p o John M. Lofton Jr. Candidate for REPRESENTATIVE Subject to Democratic Primary, August 12. 1930. Your Support "and Influence Will Be Ap- preciated. Adv, LUTHER ADAMS Candidate for County and Probate Clerk Present Chief Deputy Clerk. Hi~ efficiency, honesty and courtesy in ~ublic office has been demonstrated. Luther Adams is thoroughly quali. fled for the position he now seeks md is familiar with every duty con- ~ected with the County Clerk's of- fice. Mr. Adams is considered an ex- pert on probate laws and tax matters. He is a law graduate and capable of ;tying valuable assistance to those vho are unexpectedly .called upon to I ~andle such matters. Mr. A4ams has earned the hearty] ,upport of those who know him and~ ~hom he has had the privilege ofi ,erving. Let's elect a young man vhom we know can and will serve :he public in a manner to which it is' The modern, luxurious way to Erin... Too .... these spacious Steamers. Large: staterooms, lounges and libraries :.. cheery andah cafes... Cunard food and service. facilities for daily celebration of Mass on First Class $177.50 up. Cabin $147.50 up, Cabin $132.50 up, Tourist Third Cabin, $108 up, Round Trip $190 up, Third ClaSS, Way $85. Round Trip $155 up steamers, U. S. War Tax additional. See Four Local dger~ ~' 1135-37 Olive St., Have the Protection of a Monahan Memorial Above ell Memorial mu~t be ing, The Guardian Memeriaik act Monah~n's guarantee by a esrtffle~m that they ar~ p~rf~et and hufl/allo S~ beautiful designs har~ MONAHAN & SON 412-414 W. MarMimm Qualified t# ExperienCe Now Asking Chief De STATE TRES U,RA~ PAST FIVE yI~P* Ca'ndidate get state all the material things in the world vestige of the semi-isolation they had many occasions. He also served the itors to Rome. The college sent nu-