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LET US MA VS HARMONY.
At this time when we are
threatened with a dreadful pesti
tence, it is the duty of every citizen
to preach harmony and exert all his
energies toward the creation of a
healthy public sentiment. It is not
the time for crimination and re
crimination. It is not the time for
criticism and censure. It is not the
time to find fault with the action of
men who are unquestionably doing
their best. It is not the time to go
about the streets and breed dis
union by impugning the motives of
It is time to put our heads to
gether. To think together. To
work together and to pull together.
The Gazette is pained to see that
at this critical period when perfect
harmony is necessary, disunion
seems to be complete. The present
state of the public mind is perhaps
worse than the plague itself.
The Board of Health, in whose
keeping have been intrusted the
lives of this community, is com
posed of good citizens who have
everything to lose should yellow
fever visit this town. They too
have homes to protect. They have
wives and children and it is not
.easonable to suppose that they
would do aught which might place
their lives in jeopardy.
Let there be a cessation of acri
monious talk. Let men stop vent
ing their personal grievances, their
likes and dislikes.
Let us all trust those who have
been placed at the helm. They
have at heart the welfare of this
" community and they no doubt ap
preciate the gravity of the condi
tion which confronts us, and we
feel they will act for the best.
The people of New Orleans to
day may have reason to doubt the
efficiency of their Board of Health.
But they are not saying so just
now. They are assisting the board
and doing all in their power to
strengthen it. Let us do likewise.
CONFERENCE JIN TRANSIT.
A special from New Iberia to the
Tines-Democrat of Monday last
"'Health Officer Duperier has
wired the following call to all
Boards of Health along the line of
the Southern Pacific and Texas and
*"To the Boards of i lth. By
the autholp of th eNew Iberia
8oai~d. of Health, I call a meeting
of representatives, one delegate
t.roi each Boards of Health of all
·a~as and parishes along the line of
atb. SOsthern Pacific and Texas and
iBe railroads, to-be held on
i:i' a sfa al train from New
a manded by an unexposed
at the earliest possible time.
spedal -tratin will ©tk an
for both tlines, gathering
-4· att tlasik yeprespetive
bition ofpassengers ew Or
lerans and other iacted onta and
the trausportationi'. of 'Infect ours
goods and- commiodities can be I
maintained, and whqreby non-infec- t
tious goods and commodities and: 1
interior transportation and Inter-t
conue can be permitted. t
,*I have invited Dr. R. H. Carter,
of the United State -Marine Service, r
to accompany the meeting. Please
wire the acceptance of the call and
advise if this special train will be =
allowed passage through your par
ish and town. No one will be I
aboard except delegates from in
terior and non-infected points other i
than Dr. Carter.
,"Health Officer New Iberia".
Stands at the Bead.
Aug. J. Bogel, the leading drug
-gist of Shreveport, La., says: "Dr. ,
King's New Discovery is the only I
thing that.cures my cough, and it.
is the best seller I have." J. F.
Campbell, merchant of Saford, a
Aris., writes: "Dr. King's New.
Discovery is all that is claimed for
it; it never fails, and is a sure cure
for Consumption, Coughs and Colds.
I cannot say enough for its merits."
Dr. King's New Discovery for Con- I
sumption, Coughs and Colds is not 1
an experiment. It has been tried
for a quarter of a century, and to
day stands at the head. It never
disappoints. Free trial bottles at
Wm. Clegg's Drug Store.
"*One ham, one piece of pie and one cup
of coffee each for twenty-five hungr peo
ple" Is what the people of Houston, Tex.,.
thought a genteel sufficiency for twenty-five
men, women and children who were de
tained near that city for several hours be
fore allowed to go through. - Lafayette
This is an improvement o Lafayette I
which kept eight drummers lucked up in a
coach for twelve hours without a single
mouthful of food.
If our readers knew the kicking
propensities of the St. Martinville
Messenger, it would be unnecessary
to inform themn that the above has
been clipped from that journal.
In its eagerness -to criticise our
quarantine regulations, the Mes
senger forgets the old adage which
warns those who live in glass houses
not to throw stones.
Instead-of trying to cast discredit
upon our quarantine, the Messenger
should endeavor to modify its
own and make it less inhu
man and render it more in accord
with the laws of civilized society.
When the fever had first made its
appearance in New Orleans, two
nuns of the order of Mercy left that
city with tickets for St. Martinville.
When the train reached Cade station
the good sisters attempted to get off
the New Orleans train to board the
St. Martinville train. They were in
formed by the guards that they
could not enter St. M artinville and
that they would have to go on and
seek refuge somewhere else where
the people had not yet so com
pletely lost their senses as not to
know that members of that noble
band of sisters do not, as a rule,
carry the germs of infectious di
seases, but are held in all civilized
communities as sweet messengers of
love, whose mission is not to bring
the deadly pestilence into happy
homes, but rather to cheer the un
happy, succor the needy, adminis
ter to the sick and extend to the
dying the comforts of religion.
When the train reached Lafa
yette the sisters of Mercy were al
lowed to disembark and to go their
way unhindered by the interference
of the quarantine guards. -Unlike
the people of St. Martinville, those
of Lafayette welcomed the good a
nuns who would have been com
pelled to continue their journey ad
infinitum, had our citizens closed
their doors as had been done at
The St. Martinville Messeneger
had not a word to say in con
demnation of this outrage, but be
crause a halt-dozen sleek and well
fed drummers were made to remain
a few hours an a coach at Lafayette
it flares up and kicks its hind legs
out of joints.
What ile mining operators in
Pennsylvaaia need is a higher
"_proteajive" tarif, so that they
can oWnla tfore toreign labor.-
a .l piq9en lptIt- _ be,@tt I:ve
duty of the cosnmiasbsk6mr col te
all the possible estatitics '"t s
point; .an 'ei akes a S t
thorough and careful investigation.
Tb. resulti gcs agea3t shrinklg. in
the number of strikers. We --are
told every now and ,then of ,e big
strike in which 2S,ooo or 30;o000
men. are idle; but when the matter
is investigated hyr Mr. Wright it is
tfond that most of the strikers are
men in buckram.
The statistics since s87r9 aet as
Year,. trikes. Sahis. tie.
8 . ...............»....... 3s 4,o22 843
|.._. . ,9oo . sn7
= __ .»..... ... ........ 44 ass
e- .. .. ... ».. 4........ 4 sS4 30
- ». .. _ 3 15,9900o -
1ass4..» ..... ........3. 3.7
966 9 24166 397
,I_ . ............. ., i &,ý
-ý5...... .....»....... 6g s2 0,7 3ss
a9go... ... ....... s,3 o sS
s .............. . s.3s 34.,733 s
=3" .....»» .._.:....-.»..... s 32,909 253
S.......... ..... .. ~.09 So7,59S
s595 .........7 .. .. s26 19,307 " 353
It would seem from these figures
that there had been a great increase
in the number of strikes since 187,.
but this increase is only apparent,
like the crimes reported in the
newspapers, due to better facilities
for getting the news. The Bureau
of Labor was not well organized in
:879, and was not able to thorougly
investigate all strikes that occured.
I4 1894, however, it was under full
swing, and the reports since then
are accurate and can be relied on.
There were more strikes then than
in x895. It will be seen at once
that good times encourage strikes,
while with bad times they grow
fewer and fewer persons are in
volved. Thus it will be seen that
there was a large number of strikes
in the three years just preceeding
the financial crisis, whereas since
the panic they have been few in
number.. The reason is obvious.
The men stand little success in win
ning their point if business is in a
bad condition, and wait for better
times before making their demands.
At the same time, the strikes are
becoming each year more success
ful, which would indicate that the
working-men are more prudent and
seldom venture into a strike unless
they have a reasonable show of suc
cess. In the early eighties a large
majority of the strikes failed. Be
tween 1879 and :89z only z6 per
cent succeeded, 43 per cent were
partially successful and 41 per cent
were complete failures. Since then
the record has been:
Year. sl. Part. Failed.
"gs ...... .................... 2"
s ...........:................. ....
3894........................... 34 3
295 .........-.................. 33 32 36
The successful strikes are twice
as numerous now as they were ten
The Beamatifl Snow.
Come, beautiful snow.
From thy chilly retreat
Come, fall on the housetops
And bank in the street;
We long for a lurry
Of thy chrystals, opaque;
We long for the sight
Of a beautiful Lake.
Respond to my music,
Reject not my song
Come, beautiful snow,
And hasten along.
Why wait for the winter,
Or north winds to blow,
When we slgh lor thee, now,
O beasttal snowP
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