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The Lower Coast Gazette
PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY
The tower Coast Gazette Co.
S-:OFFICAL ORGAN OF:
" ji.LAQUEMINES PARISýPOLICE JURY,
"ENGLISH TURN-DRA GE DISTUICT,
PLAQUEMINES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD,1 .
RIVERE AUX CHENES DRAINAGE DISTRICT,
,PLAQUEMINES PARISH EAST BANK LEVEE DISTRICT,
PLAQUEMINES PARISH ROAD DISTRICT NO. 1,
LAKE BORGNE BASIN LEVEE DISTRICT,
BELLE CHASSE DRAINAGE DISTRICT,
GRAND PRAIRIE LEVEE DISTRICT,
BURAS LEVEE DISTRICT.
TERMS:--ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
Entered at the. ointe-a-la-Hache Postoffice as
Second Class Mail Matter.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 4,1912.
The Lower Coast Gazette's Birthday.
With this issue this journal enters into the
fourth year of its existence and we thank our
friends and patrons throughout the parish for
the hearty support that they have given us dur
ing these four years. Plaquemines Parish with
its twelve thousand people, deserves a good
newspaper and it has been our effort to pro
duce for our people a journal of which they
could be proud. We have Sind during these
years that at many times the space allotted to
our news columns was inadequate and there
fore we are now issuing an all home print, four
pages of matter, with which we shall, as rapid
ly as practicable, enlarge our news service, en
deavoring to cover every ward in the parish and
practically every parish in the state, so that all
of our peuple may be courant with everything
that is going on in the limits of our own state
and particularly in our own parish.
Comparatively few of our parish newspapers
are willing to publish an all home print, but
utilize what are ordinarily called patent out
sides, the bulk of the printed matter coming
from the Western Newspaper Union, that pub
lishes hundreds of such sheets on a portion of
the paper, leaving a limited portion for the local
work. We have found that this was not enough
and our enlarged resources naw, while giving
us a smaller journal, will lead to still better
A things in the future and we shallhope to. make
our paper better year by yea'r and would ask
our readers to join with us and aid in' the good
worg. We shall do our part and we would ask
them to do theirs. Parti of that would be to
to send us in their subscriptions, $1.00 a year,
which is as low as they can expect a good local
newspaper, and they may be sure that they will
get their money's worth many times over.
* Our parish has suffered much with bad
weather, flood and stbrm, but we have survived
it all and believe that we are now facing a gen
eral revival of business and a prosperous era.
The people of the Parish of Plaquemines can
aid in the realization of all these good things to
come by putting their shoulders to the wheel,
by better appreciating tte wonderful resources
i.o oir ~parish and, by announcing to all the
w- orld that we we4 mmngranta.h4re . an $viKt
give theni a hearty welcome if they will come
and live in this best section of Louisiana.
With the advent of the new year we wish
all of our friends and patrons and all of our
people a happy and prosperous New Year,
Fruit and Truck Exchange. y
A movement has been inaugurated in Dallas, £
Texas, to create a Four States Fruit and Truck d
Exchange to solve the marketing problems of a
Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas.
This is intended to be a pufly co-operative or- V
ganizatipn and not for the irrpose of making
any profit for the exchange as an exchange. It
is stated that it would have its permanent head
quarters at Texarkana and work in co-operation si
with other agencies now in the field. It will '
attempt to prevent glutted markets and uneven r
distribution and will organize local associations
on k uniform basis, incorporating the best fea
,iures of the most succesEful assctations now t
iperating and of these there are now ,quite a, t
,number. Part of the work contemplated is the
standardization of packs and packages, and to t
aid in the buying of such supplies a the truck h
growers must havo and can buy to the best ad
vantage in large quantities. It is proposed to u]
promote .s far as practicable educational work la
among the growers for better cultural methods st
and for the control of insect enemies and dis- pl
eases of fruits and vegatables. The matter of qt
establishing a credit reporting service is under g
discussion with a view of avoiding the swind- hi
lersL Ssome of whom'.are seeking to get consign- th
ment on which they never make reports. The A1
co-operation with transportatipn and refrigerat
ing lnes is a branch of the industry that re- ov
quires" consideration and more information is
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Sdesired in regard to loading, packs and pack
ages, cars, traffic and general service. Mr. C.
W. Holman of Dallas, Texas, is the temporary
chairman and it is certainly to be hoped that
this organization will be able to do considerable
good along the lines of its proposed action.
Small Farms on the Lower Coast,
'SOUTHERN California prides itaelf on its
ability to furnish small farms to all those de
siring them and claims to have hundreds ,of
these small farms now of one, two and three
acres each in etent, each with its home, its
E. dependent family and all these small home own
as ers living with no other source of income than
from the tiny patch of land. They claim that
these "little landers" are to be found all over
California and that they constitute the back
bone of many communities.
Y. When we know that two crops of almost any
e kind of garden truck and that almost every
r thing that human beings desire to eat can be
or produced on our Lower Coast, it is manifest
r- that this section of our state is emphatically the
th Mecca for these "little landers."
d The old matter of land hunger has prevailed
in Louisiana ever since the country was first
settled. The landed proprietors of those days
e got all the land they could by governmental
t concession, or otherwise and then tried to get
e_ still more. Many of the leading men of this
r state have been kept land poor all their lives by
having more land than could be well cultivated
with the resources at their hand. Their work
d has made the steamboats, the railroads, the
1 banks, the draymen, the barrel and bag makers
g and the merchants generally rich, while the
;e planters themselves have been held down to the
work and remained comparatively poor.
s The time has come when we should divide
Sup our lands, keep half of it if we can, but let
S part of the lands go to the enterprising people,
g provided that we can get the people to come
here and take them.
Lands in California not nearly as good as
I those on the Lower Coast sell at $500 per square
h acre, and then have to be irrigated in order to
produce crops, the irrigation costing an annual
rental equal to'the interest on another hundred
e dollars per acre.
k Our people stand ready to welcome the West
and, in fact, to welcome the people from any
k part of the Federal Union down to these lands
on the Lower Coast where they can make a liv
ing for a family on a single acre of well tilled
1 ;With the splendid railway service that the
Louisiana Southern is row giving us under the
Frisco management, it is manifest that a new
era is opening for the East Bank and we have
doubt that the West Bank also will make -equa'- i
ly rapid progress, as the owners of. the New'
Orleans Southern and Grand Island Railroad on
that side of the river sefe to be progressive
people and willing to co-operate wi.h our own
people all along the lirne in the promotion of •
their common, good. e
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T he Muskrat Crop of the Lower Coast.
THE U. S. Dspartment of Agricultare in a .
recent publication concerning the rearing of fur s
bearing animals in the United States for their
pelts, states that skunks, muskrate, minks and e
foxes are now being reared in captivity, or on
preserves under the control of breeders. In re
" ard to muskrat farming, a very possible in
dustry on the Lower Coast, where the muskrats
are now doing the farming themselves, it is . w
stated to have reached its highest point of de
velopment on the eastern shore of Maryland.
It is stated further that muskrat marshes are
worth more, measured by their actual income,
than the cultivated farms of like acreage in the (
same vicinity. Only one other animal 'in the
world, the European .rabbit,;exieeds the musk
rat in the number of skins marketed.
This data oncns up a new field for action on V
the Lower Coast where we have such a vast ex- s
tent of sea marshes, with l;ttle ridges here and
there running through them. These are the N
favorite habitat of the muskrat and the fact
that on the eastern shore of Maryland they
have developed these marshes to such an extent
that acre per acre the lard is worth more, based
upon the income from it,, than the cultivable
la:ds in the vicinity, comes to us as rather
startling news. We have been taught to de
plore the existence of the muskrat, as his 'fre
quenting of our levees constitutes one of the
greatest dangers that we have of overflow °by
his burrowing in our' levees, but it is possible
that the muskrat can be brought under control.
Any way the experience of our congeners in
Maryland may teach us how to utilize to our
own advantage what is rnow something of a
I W hing Soiled Greenbacks.
SA soiled greenback is restored to
i ts original lory by washng and Iro.
tad at a cost of one-teath of a cent
World's Meagest Man,
'We have just heard of the world's
meanest man. He doesn't Ilk his
2 Witfe's red hair, so he Is tryin, by ll
ng her da with eare to cause It t
ll.. turn white.
' Poor Ma.n
eM . e has only bee wearing troeer
CU*h of Contrst.
"~eWhat is tht terrl notse a
ed the pedestrian. "hat. replied the
policeman, '1is cauied by at ordinary
one~cezA safty pin sticlng late a
. .thre mllg dollar baby."
. , al . y 0 THeh.bt
't b rn At fs at liverd, but %st
s,:. * o-. , t a . s.mi *
4LB..^"* "^ S^ 'i''
Bran is muoh better' to use for
cleaning matting than soap and wa
ter. Tie the bran in a bag, dip the
bag into clean warm water, and rub
the nqatting briskly with this; then
wash it off with a cloth wrung out of
warm salt water. This method fresh.
ens it up wonderfully.
Mrs. Hiranm Otfn--"I'm afraid you
won't do.' As nearly as I can find out,
you have worked in six or seven
places during the past year." Miss
Braaly-"Well, an' how manny girls
has herself had in the same toime?
No le I'm thinkin."'
Courage and Truth.
Withoit courage there canaot be
truth, and without truth there can be
ao other ittle.---Sr Walter Scott.
New Zealand's Many ,'ournalB.
New Zealand has 233 dafly, weekly
mad monthly periodcals.
Young Man Must Have Friends.
S For boys and young men friendship
b is a prime necessity of existence.
ie When a man has established himself
b in life and the interests of home and
U wife and family have absorbed him,
f he may, perhaps, dispense with friend
1* ship. But as long as he is young, un
married and unsettled, he is as de
pendent on friendship as on air or
t* Uncovered Family Group.
SAn interesting discovcey was re.
Scently made in Edinburgh in the
_ course of the demolition of the old
Schutch buildlgs of a parish church
In Roxburgh Place. A vault contain'
ing the remains of Lady Glenorchy, a
member of the Breadalbane family,
and the founder of the criginal church,
was laid bare.
Man's Allotment of Blood. *
The average man has twenty pounds
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k- Opulent Bard.
S "I can't understand how that poet's
' wife is able to dress so well. I thought
ry there was no money in poetry." "I
at. guess there isn't; but her husband has
Sthe job of writing all the advertising
rhymes for one of the biggest break
fast food concerns in the country.
Have you seen their new automobile?"
t, Society People Classified.
Storekeeper-"They are society
tS people. They belong to our first and
e. last families." Customer-"You mean
'first families'?" Storekeeper-"No;
1 first and last. First to ask credit and
ae last to pay."-Puck.
The lecturer arose and said imr
Ln pressively: "Every time I see a young
it man coming out of a saloon, I want
to go right up to that young man and.
say, 'Turn right around, young man:.
Syou're going the wrong way.'"-New
No Conclusive Evidence of Change.
"Five years ago, sir," triumphantly
e declared the landlord of the -Atlantic
it and Pacific hotel at Whoopopolis, Ok.,
S "there was no town here at all!"
"H'm!" replied the hypercritical tour
ist fromh the east. "And what makes
d you think there is one here now?"
SHam and Eggs.
Calhoun Clay says: "Dar am a non
Sbreakable relationship betwixt de cul
t lud race an' turkey, the reason bein'
dat de cullud race is descended from
Ham, while turkey comes from eggs."
d Speech In Marble.
k odin says of the antique master
Spieces: They "speak to me louder,
move me more, than human beings.
S In its turn, may the new century medi
e tate upon these marvels, and may it
try to ascend to them through intelli
gence and loye."
e Few Words of Truth.
t The attitude of ourselves toward
ourselves has a wonderful effect in
the way we conduct ourselves.
S A man should never be ashamed to
own he has been in the wrong,
which is but saying, in other words,
Sthat he is wiser today than he was
"Contentment consists in the temr
porary forgetfulness of the things we.
Swould like to have next."-'-Puck..
The man who spends his life pursu.
ing fame probably does so because he
never gets a chance to turn off on a
Sby-path that appears to lead straight
to wealth.' :
Unci Pennywise Says.
Diogenes Nombat has got the best
library in PlInkville. His father left
him a pile newspapers three feet
All H~i Was interested In.
Mother-"4hat do you think you
will make o:t of my daughter's tal
ent?" ProfeSbr-"About $2 a lesson,
if the pifnd holds· out."-Stray Sto.
Hada " Good "Take."
Oine of the gitegstnovels sars: "He
stooped a little and printed a round
dozen.-of swift kisses on her sur
prised lips." Evidently a job print.
er.-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
United states Ranks Tenth.
In the production of rice and coffee
the United States ranks tenth, com
pared with other countries of the
Good Son d Boiler Shells
and Flu s suitable- for
Culverts for Plantation |
Southern S ap Material Co. Ltd. L
P. . Box 734
New Orleani - " La.
Rough an i Dressed,
Flooring, telling, Sid
ing, Shm.xrls, Lathes,
Address : :: : :
719 Whitney Bank BIdg.,
New Orleans, Louisiana
Lumber Company, §
of Bogalusa, La.,
lent long leaf pine lum
her; agent of :: :;
presslun her, h
: lathes, ef-r :: r
' .' . : ' . '::.
Parties holdin claims against the
estate of the lat Arid. McCormick will
please send same to the undersigned.
Anyone owing said McCormick or hold
ing any property belonging to his
estate is requested to settle or deliver
V; L. GILMORE,
Admin. Estate of A. McCormick,
i Nairn, La.
RICE LA D Five Hundred Acres
of First-Class Rice
fOR RNT. Land on Belair and
f W Fanny Plantations,
and Ai Quanties to Suit.
JOHN DYMOND' BELAIR P. O. LA.
EUG. DE ARMAS. M. O. BU
RAS and M. G. BURAS, Own
ers; Eng ae Armas, Mas
ters: J. C. AB ARMAS, Clerk
Leaving Wedriesdays and Sat
urdays at 6 o'clock a. m. Wed
nesdays for Port Eads. Satur
days for Venice. Returmng
Thursdays and Sundays.
Freight received Mondays,
Tuesdays and, Fridays foot of
The Clebrited Russell
Big Boll Cotton Seed
grown on the Belview
Plantation. For from 1
to 10 bushels $2 per bush
el. For ovdr 10 bushels
$1.50 per bushel. Per
ton $60 F. 10. B. Free
from boll weevil and a
big producer. Suitable
to our soil. Apply to J.
G. Pervis, Nero, La.
George H. Conrad
5005 Dauphine, Sti,. or 413;314
Hibernia Bank Bidg., New Orleans
Tr Addsress Warren 8Bukley,
Sr s. Phoenix, Louisiana.
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d. Leaves Terrinal Station
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11:4 P. M.
Successor tq APPEL & UJFFY.
Solicits your ship
ments of Louisiana
Grape Fruit and veg
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NEW REANS, A.
S216 MPOTB STREET.
G.F avret 8on.
Best line of gents furnishing goods, dry goods, gro
ceries, flour, feed, hardware, etc. in the parish, come
and give us a trial. Our Brandenburg lifiens are the
latest thing in dress goods. Also just received a fine
line of flanneletts, ginghams, fine laces and embroid
eries. -he best of service guaranteed at all times.
TheCourthouse Sto r
WM. T. HARDIE, M. M. tARDIE, JOS. F. SCHUERMANN.
President. I Vice-President. See. & Treas.
ilia s-Richlardso C., Limited
Importers and Jobbers of Dry Goods, Notions,
and Men's Furnishing Goods. 209=211-213
&-215 Magazine Street. 512 Common
Street. 515 Gravier Street.
New Orleans, : -: : :: : Louisiana
WOODWARD, WIGHT & CO., LTD.
Phone Main 462
The Open Day and Night House.
Biggest General Supply House in the
Snuth. Everything in Hardware,
Ship Chandlery, Mill Supplies and
Groceries. Full and Complete Line
of Game Traps, Paints, Loaded
Shells, Cutlery and Stoves. Motor
Boat Specialties, Gas and Gasoline
Engines, Batteries, etc. Traveling
Representative :-: -:- :.: .: :.:
W. L. PETERS.
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FHa. your Animals accinated HOW and use only Pasteurs Vaccie "Ger ine
1. .L LYONS COMPANY, LTD.
MIM I ' --- ..
CHR1LETY'S SHMs PARLOR wei & a n
104 ROYAL STREET Ma il & vq q
Between Canal aild Customhouse, Crockery-Glassware,
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. 'Cutlery, Etc.
CHARLES 1. WICHTERICH, Prprjitsr. 108-10 MagrfatSt. NEY ORLEANS:
3 H. N Thrafl Mfoto*' 5
.... H......; . . *-i .y ._ -...... g .,-c l
(CO ete With Satt Water Fittings) A Complete lineof YacitaSip
piies, Batteries amid Spaik Plugs. ARTHUR DUVIGO 126 Chartrea S
New Orleans, Louisiana.
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sChRalr z arts!
Are made right and of best -J
material. A full line o0
Carriages and Buick Autor.l.
mobiles. Write for Cataw
* c *"' , log and Prices :-: -:- ~
JOSEPH SCHWARTZ CO.,LIMITEID.
New Orleans, Louisiana.
Highest Prices Paid For
Old Time Furniture, Jew
elry and Bric a Brac.
Address Miss S. Dia
mond, .Diamond, La.
DAERON-PIERSON CO., LTD.
Manufacturing Stationers and
S Office Outfitters,
Blank Book Makers, Printers,
Lithographers, Desks & Chairs,
Filing Cabintts and Bookcases.
Phons Main 329.
Open day and night. We
serve the best wines, liquors
and oysters : : : : : :
103 ROYAL STREET
Hebert Ragas J. I. Majeai
,Bar Manager. - Proprietor.
528 Oravier Street
New Orleans, La.
Direct Importers of Seed Rice
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Worlds Bottling Co, ltdI
Corner Montiguc and Royal Streets.
Manufacturers of all highest
grade mineral waters and
All orders given
proinpt a' -
Country orders a specialty,
Phone Hemlock 291
The Launch Protector
Will leave New Orleans every -
Tuesday and Frid.y morning at
7:09 for all landings as far as
Venice - - - - - - -
314 Howard Ave. Phone Maiw 455,
New Orleans. j