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Pi'RLIMITETl) EVER.Y SATURIDAY.
E. I. ADDISON, ........Publisher
Saturday, October 15, 1898.
.J. I. G. Pitkin has been alppointed
.and commissioned a postmaster at
The Republicans of Oregon have
elected HIon. Joseph Simon, of Port
land to the United States Senate. IHe
is a Jew and was born in Germany.
The vote cast in the Fourth con
gressional district primary has been
canvassed by the cormmnittee and is as
follows :-Breazeale. 4913, Suther
Martial law has been proclaimed at
Pana in the coal mining district of
Illinois, on account of the rioting ,o
ing on between white miners and
negroes imported from Alabama.
Lake Charles has quarantined
against all infected localities, and re
quires all persons from the east and
northeast outside the parish to pro
duce health certifiates before they
will be allowed to enter the city.
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By a decision rendered bythe U. S.
"District Court the Southern Pacific
Company will hetbliged to deliver
the Cumberland Telephone Company
polls. This will insure an early con
nection between Morgan City and
The following Democratic Con
:gressional nominations have been
First Distrfet-Adolph Meyer.
Second District-R. C. Davy.
Third District-R. F. Broussard.
Fourth District--Phanor Breazeale.
Fifth District-S. T. Baird.
Sixth District-S. M. Rohertson.
There is, says the St. Martinville
Messenger, a great deal of distress
and hardship among the poor people
of Franklin, which town is stricken
with yellow fever, and for more than
a month, it is encircled with shot gun
quarantine. The fever is epidemic
there, and up to this date nearly two
bundred cases have been reported,
with, however, a low death rate, only
live deaths having been reported.
A doctor over at iCrowley says that
the disease among horses is not char
bon nor blind staggers, and he don't
know what it is. He is a good deal
like an old dutchman, a horse doctor,
up in Iowa. A man had a sick horse
and called the doctor and asked him
if he could tell what ailed it. Ile
examined the horse critically, and
then said: "Shentlemens, I yusht tell
voet it ish; der is somedings ter mat
ater mit dot horse.--Jennings Record.
On Wednesday afternoon at 3
*o'clock, says the Iberian, a.current of
lightning struck simultaneously the
cupola of the High School and a tree
in the yard of Mr. C. C. Weems on
the East Side. The two objects must
be at least half a mile distant in a di
rect line, and the double stroke was
exceedingly peculiar. At the high
School some of the slates on the roof
Mere broken and repairs to the cxtent
,of from twenty-five to fifty dollars
will be necessary. It is extremely
tortuMate that so little damage was
done to the building. Although 200
children were in the school at the
time but two, Master Luke Fridley
and a companion, were slightly
,strocked, but they sustained no real
Where the Shoe Pinches.
Last week we published an article
from the Crowley Signal, making
the accusation that the newspapers of
New Orleans were systematically sup
pressing the news about yellow fever,
and that the merchants of that city
had: froed them to pursue such a
course. The Picayune, Times-l)emo
etat and States all p)romptly denied
the charge and denounced the Crow
ley merchant in most unmeasured
terms as a scoundrel and a liar and
demanded that the Signal pnblish his
name that' he mght be pilloricd in
public execration. In the Sunday
Times-l)emocrat we find the follow
New Orlean,;. Oct. 8. 11198.
To the Editor of The Times-Democrat :
,ear Sir-Since reporting my son's
case of yellow fever to the City Board
of Health, a report which I was coin
,polled by law to make, I have been
abused and villified throughout this
city and made the subject of many
false and malicious rumors. all of
which, save one. are too contempti
Ible to deserve notice at my hands.
The one rumor which seems to have
made some imnprcssion upon thoqght
ful minds is that I wired Surgeon
General Walter Wyman and notified
:umrcmon H. R. Carter that there, was
:ellow fever in this city.
'e :ý.,solu alseness of this ac'll
sat'.in is v(learshown y the follow
ing correspflodence. eslpectfully.
'T'; S. KENxN.:D. 1. .D.
No. 1742 St. Charlesovenue.
This letter proves conclusively that
the people of New Orleans or a great
number of them are abusing and vil
lifying a man for telling the truth.
It follows then that they are in favor
of suppressing the truth about the
yellow fever. The new:spapels~ while
denying the charge of the Crowley
Signal, all admit that they deem it
wise to discontinue reporting cases of
yellow fever as they did last year.
Now we do not believe that the news
papers have entered into any contract
to suppress the news about yellow
fever, but it is plain that they are do
ing'it for they admit it. (alve.ston
successfully p)layed this game last
year but New Orleans is only a bung
ling imitation. We are sorry that
yellow fever exists in New Orleans
and reiret that the people will be so
panic-ky about a mild disease, but.
New Orleans people and papers should
remember that 'IHonesty is the best
The following is a recapitulation of
cases of fever and deathb reported in
Louisiana up to October 8, 1898, 9
o'clock p. m.:
In the city of New Orleans, 62
cases reported, 11 deaths.
At. Harvey's Canal, 14 cases re
ported, 3 deaths.
In Franklin, 28'9 cases reported, 9
In Wilson, 247 cases reported, 4
In Baton Rouge, 22 cases reported,
In HIouma, 8 cases reported. 1
In Clinton, 2 cases reported, no
In Plaquemine. 3 cases reported,
In Jackson, 22 cases reported, no
In Bowie, 1 case reported, no
In the following parishes (outside
of towns above mentioned) cases were
reported in Iberville parish, St.
Charles parish, St. James parish,
East Felie iana paris.h, West Feliciana
tprish. Papidles parish. (Alexandria),
ilist Baton Rouge parish.
En1otNo SocuoN, M. ).,
President Louisiana State Board of
According to the Lake Providence
Banner-I)erocrat cotton is being
ginned at Mansura for 75 cents per
bale. This is very cheap ginning,
but the producer is unable to pay
,morc at the jrescnt prices.
The Fear of Yellow Fever.
Commenting on the terror which
yellow fever inspired the New York
World says :
"There has been precisely one case
of yellow fever among the 11,000
troops at Ponce, Porto Rico.
"There are 1,553 cases of other
diseases, most of them quite as dead
ly as yellow fever.
"Yet one yellow fever case has
excited more alarm than the 1,553
'What is the mystery of this ab
surd fear of a disease which never
yet killed in any one year half as
many pebple as our familiar consump
tion kills every year?
'That disease has 100,000 deaths
to its account every year in the United
States alone. The highest mortality
ever recorded for yellow fever was
less than 15,000.
"And in this Cuban war anybody
who can read plain figures must see
that dysentery. malarhil -fever and
I other diseases are immeasurably more'
deadly than. yelloh'v fever.
• -Why then sh!,ld there be a panic
whenever a case of genuine yellow
The question propounded by the
World has been asked before, but has
never been answered in a manner en
tirely satisfactory, but that people
lose their heads and stampede when
ever any mention of the yellow fever
is made a fact that can not he dis
puted. It is not necessary that the
fever should be yellow fter, but a
bare report that a suspicious ease has
occurred is suffticient to cause States
and towns to establish senseless shot
gun quarantines and throttle business
of all kinds. This little spell of fe.
of an exceedingely mild type which
occurred here lae:t fall, and called
yellow fever cost New Orleans $25,
000.000 and yet the percentage of
deaths was remarkably low. There
nevertheless exists a fear of the el-
low fever in this country greater than;
that inspired by any other disease. In
all the large cities and towns typhoid
fever, a far more terrible and deadly
disease than yellow fever, claims its
victims by the tens o& thousands ever,
year, but nobody seems alarmed by
the. fact that the disease is raging,
and the result is business goes along
as usual, and we do not hear of peo
ple packing their trunks, closing their
houses and crowding outgoing pas
senger trains. The same is the case
whenever an epidemic of small-pox,
the most loathsome of all diseases, or
diphtheria occurs.-- berville South.
SOUTHERN FARM MAGAZINE
A Monthly Illustrated Journal,
Published by Manufacturers' Record
Publishing Co., of Baltimor, Md..
devoted to Southern Agriculture,
dealing with all matters related to
General Fanning, Live Stock, Poul
try, Dairying, Truck Farming, Fruit,
Growing, and every farm interest and
pursuit in the South.
It is widely read by Northern and
Western farmers contemplating mov
It ought to he in every Southern
family, for it is "of the South, by the
South and for the South."
Editorial Contributors: Chas. W.
Dabney, Jr-, Ph. D., LL. D. Ex
United States Assistant Secretary of
Agriculture, Ex-Director United
States Agricultural Experiment Sta
tion in North Carolina, President
University of Tennessee and Presi
dent of U. S. A'gricultural Experi
ment Station in Tennessee.
J. B. Killebrew, A. M., Ph. 1).
Ex-Commissioner of Agriculture for
Tennessee, author of "Culture and
Curing of Tobacco" for U. S. tenth
census, "Tobacco Leaf," "Sheep
Husbandry," "Wheat Growing,"
"Grasses," and other agricultural
The regular subscription price of
the Southern Farm Magazine is $1 a
year. but we offer it and the Meri
dional together one year for $2.50.
R. A. Pomeroy returned on Tues
day from a visit to Jennings, where
he attended the Populist convention,
on the 3rd instant.
In an interview, that gentleman
said that R. F. Broussard had re
ceived the unanimous nomination of
tha:t n cutý-jon as a candidate for'
t, . lis. They consider while he is
not a Populist, as a man of the peo
ple, that he could, when necessary
rise above mere party lines, to vote
for the best interest of his constitu
ents; that his work in getting the
First Lolikiana Regiment mustered
out was excellent, and has been great
ly appree:at ed.
The following resolutions were
"Resolved, That we reaffirm our
allegiance to the Omaha and St.
Louis platforms and favor direct
legislation by the initiative and refer
endum as recommended by the- St.
"Resolved, That the United States
should not extend its possessions be
vond Porto Rico. but should estab
lish home governments in Cqba and
the Philippine islands.
"Resolved, That we are opposed
to the formation of a large standing
army. which would be a menace to the
perpetuity of republican institutions.
"Resolved, That we condemn the
gross neglect and mistreatment of our
soldier boys at the various camps and
hospitals both on foreign soil and at
home, and demand a rigid and im
-Resolved, That we demand an
appropriatiocn by the government for
the improuvement of the waterways of
the State of Louisiana." -Iberian.
The Sunday law violators of New
Iberia were given $25 for the first
offense and $150 for the second ; this
se-ond dc.se was su,.h that we pre
s-mec the vi ..t(ir will nt risk tt l
".,.k ] ,i::.. ';i-! 2.2, , "i t ', '';2 a k
S hoil ,eno;rd P atroc elaei ;.
The Boar. of Sehool Directors in
and f)r t:e pzar h: of Vermilion met
this day. d1.:npmbrs present were O.
lHourque, Justiiien T''hihode.aux, P.
iD)prc Lebilan,: and Felix Broussard.
Abs.,t : 1i) I. Hunt, Aurelien The
a;l. James A. Petty having informed
the lBoard that he would no longer
serve was not pr sent.
The minutes of the previous meet
ing were road and adopted.
On motion of Fei'.x Broussard, duly
seconded, a school was ordered open
ed on 'Big Pecan Island,' provided a
suitable site and building be donated
in accord::uce with tthe regulations of
T''r.. riNt (of !the Finance Com
mit:`:o i. .t',:tine:it with Eli Wise,
Treasurer, of date July 7, 1898, was
re'cei ved aind iappr(:wed. and the vouch
ers sigr.d by J.. R. Eitchell, secre
tary of the Scholi Board and O.
iBou1tule. Prer'i :t of sail Poarcd;
rceip',, l f,.r }-: th:: fl ince commit
tee 'on .:il dttie of < ettcerucnt were
turned .,:<< to the S-!hbsi oard and
burnt i. ih: prcnc of all mnembricrs
Ipre4et, by fire; said vouchers"
amonuntin." to the sum of Fourteen
Thlousand Nine hundred and Thirty
Seven 20-100 d(ollars.
(The Finance Committee's report;
will appear next week. )
On motion of Felix Broussard,
seconded by Mr. Leblanc the finance
committee was fully authorided to
have a final settlement with the Sheriff
and ex-offlcio tax collector for' all
balances due by him on tax rolls of
1897, and all monies collected by him
on rolls of 1898 and not paid into the
treasury of the School Board.
The following bills were allowed
and ordered paid:
Simonet Leblanc, Assessor $390.17
A. J. Golden work Ex. Com. 8.50
F. Oneil work, materials for
Perry school 20.00
W. P. Miller. 3 days com wk 9.00
J. R. Kitchell, 10 days corn wk 30.00
" postage and stationery 1.50
L. L. Bourges, 5 days com wk 15.00
0. Bourque, merchandise 2.00
Arthur Leblanc, work for S. B. 6.00
There being no further business the
Board adjourned sine die.
J. R. KITCHELL, President.
STATE OF LOUIrDAT
17th Judicial Diztrict Co,
358--Prirh of Vermilion. .
ouccession of Theozime 1
Notice is hereby give
virtne of an order of sale~
the Bon. District Court afot
the matter of the suCCessio~p
anrd numhered as ahoy., ,
c(mmisi n issued to me the
there will be 'ffered for sale,
lic auction, It, the last and.
hidder, by the undereigned,
duty utlhnriz'd auctioneer, ,
debts of said snecessi.n, on
Thursday, November 10 .
between the hours of I" a.: ,
p. m, at the late residencee
ceased, in this parish thei te
I•decrihed prot.erty belonging
setnta. to wit :
One certain tract of land
Vermilion parish, JLa., on
aide of Bayou Vermilion,
80 78-100 acres (or 100
desighated as the south hal'
northwest quarter of section
township twelve, south or ras4g
east, with all the improvemep
on situated except the corn e
all the pieux fencing whichbl
Five head of horned cattle.
Rice binder, and many ot
cles- too numerous to mention.
Abbeville, La., October 8,
TO THE PUBLIC.S
I hereby forbid any one t
on the following tract otfla , fI
w~a;y shape, form or inor,
The southwest quarter of
township thirteen, south of
east, Louisiana Meridian,`
one hundred and fifty-seven !
acres. AL8x. G8
Oct. 8, 1898.
TO TUE PUBUG4 Af
Fro}m ufn i after chit dated
lie it herebyv warned not tn
a:uv prltn.o a nil the perot r
as ihe td reter ILea tract
in the 2 ml ward of Vermi
withiout cC'vlpent of t oW e
ri'. Any one fimujd t("
-Ar;)} t} ·'e10ipt will tt o .p
tho full extent ofthe Iho $-I4'i
"Drain Priineau ,
(Octiher 1, 1898.
STATE OF LOUISIAN
Judicial District Court,
Succession of Theozime T
: Notice is hereby given to
interested or having any
to make to the tableau of
charges of said succession.
Vic. E. Conner adminis
estate to file same i rt
office of the clerk of the
within ten days from the date
Given under my hand am
office this 24th day of
Edwards & Greene, attys. ^
TAKEN UP-By the u
creole sorrel horse, aged
years, has been ranging in my
borhood about three mI
The owner is hereby notified
and prove his property, pay
fifteen days from this date.
the same will be disposed of
ing to law. HzENR Aw s
September 17, 1898. ti
r i\TE LOUISIANA-Pai
Succeession of Mary Jane
Application of Elijah Wise;
discharged as administra
Notice is hereby given toea
it may concern, including tt
of said sueccessionr to make
tion, if the) tl hk fit,
days from the day in wa! :
notice is published, showifng
son if any they klve. why smid:
cation for discharge Blied lb
Wise, administrator of ttdK.
cession and his bond Ea
ch to file the same in
Te office of the clerk of coort
ten days from the date bere4
Given noder my band a-od
court this 17th day of Sept
AL CID 1 EBB.C,
W. B. White, atty.