Amid Smiles and Sighs, a Leaner Fat Tuesday
New York Times
Mar 1, 2006
ORLEANS, Feb. 28 — People living here never think about needing a calendar to plan their
Mardi Gras, which would be like planning to attend February ... drawing a huge crowd by this year's ...
the day before Mardi Gras Day, Monday, comes Rex, King of Carnival, accompanied by his nobles and attendants in waiting, to
his much-beloved Capital.'... Rex usually, although not necessarily, makes his journey to the city by way of the river
on his Royal Yacht,' escorted by the Royal Flotilla'--which royal yacht and royal flotilla vary, according to his
whims, from private yachts to visiting war vessels of the United States and foreign nations, with accompanying tugs and merchant
[New Orleans Progressive Union. New Orleans: What to See and How to See It (1909), pp. 27-28.]
|Louisiana Turns From Cotton to Cane.|
The Washington Post |
"In some parts of my State," remarked Col. J.S. Aubrey,
a wealthy cotton grower of Avoyelles parish, La., "there is a strong movement among the planters to make a change of
crops. Heretofore in my locality the principal product has been cotton, but henceforth it will be sugar cane.