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September 16, 1906.
W G. KENTZEL, Du'rITOR bND PROPmaIETOR OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF --- ST. TAMMANY PARISH Office telephone 24-2 Residence phone 24-3 One Dollar a Year. SW Terms, CA4SH LVADDVANC. Entered in the Postollice at Covington La.. as second-class matter Yellow Fever Report. This is the report issued by the City Board of Health for the twenty-four hours immediately proceedlng 6 o'clock Wednesday afternoon: Deaths from yellow fever........... 4 New cases of yellow fever..........48 New foc .............. ........ 8 Totals to date: Deaths.................... ......318 Under treatment................. 308 Discharged as cured............1,787 Cases of fever to date..,....... 2,413 Weekly Crop Bulletin For the Week Ending Monday, Sep tember 11, 19J5. Cotton- Very little change in the condition of the cotton crop has taken place during the past week. An improvement in several sections is offset by deterioration in others. The plant is growing whe*. recent showers have occurred, b.t gener ally fruiting poorly and shddding badly in places. Complaints re garding damage from cotton pests are numerous, especially from cat erpillars and boll worms, and the cotton boll weevils are damaging the crop in the extreme western par ishee. Boils are opening rapidly and picking is being pushed. The crop, as a whole,.is ruceh below the average. Sugar Cane. -Favorable weather conditions are reported generally from the sugar region and the crop continues to improve. A heavy tonnage is expected. Rioe,- Harvesting and threshing have progressed under favorable weather conditionsa,,and, a fair do good yield is reported. The qualty is poor in places,, but generally sat isfactory. Late rice has improved. Cor.--Favorable weather con ditions for gathering orn have been utilized generally, and much of the crop has been housed. The yield is generally poor. Mbisellaneous.-Truck gardens are doing well. Hay making was pushed vigorously and much of the, crop put up in good condition. Fall planting has commenced. "Battling" Nelson knocked ow "'Jimmy" Britt in the eighteentl round at Calmo,. Cal., for the worlds lightweight championship. Eidde Graney refereed. Double barrelled shot ..guns dc pot prevent the spread of yellow $ever. This fact has been proven by Natchez. May as well give up all the exploded theories andgo - to killing mosquitoes. A New York physician announces thatl "certain vegetable fluids will care consumption." This is not a recent discovery. Certain vegetable fluids, namely those of corn and rye, have been used for many gene rations as a specifcl for every dis ease from snake bite to tuberculo spa. New Orleans has twenty-seven linoes of steamers econnecting it with eighty-seven ports, with an average of 126 stepmers a month. They reach every seecton of the world, except Australia. There are regu Jar lines to Liverpool, Manchester, Belfasts London, Havre Hamburg, Antwerp, Copenhagen, Rotterdinm, Barcelona and Trieste. Some of the vessels are large enough to carry 20,000 bales of cotton. QGov.,Jelks, of .Alabama, is re ported as saying that the conduct of the New . Orleans Board of Health forces on the public the qegesity for a ratibnal quanantine, ,:system uniform in all the Gulf *atea .nd Atlnatio ports. "We .tiobpk there ,should be national quuarfandte overing all contagious dipeses and appliocable to allStates An agreaeenty y the tates coi ournd. **obeen~uglihO in fair b tra iasall,' int n YELLUW FEVER. Many years ago the Hon. CVsey Young, member of Congress from Memphis, Tenn., told me that be and many others escaped from yel low lever, which had been prevail ing to a terrible extent in Memphis, by amply wearing powdered sul phur in their shoes. In one in stance he had a large number of gentlemen in his offices and advised them in regard to this matter, and every man who accepted his advice escaped the fever, while quite a number of them who did not had it. And I have heard that agents of the Howard Benevolent Society have escaped yellow fever by - adopting the same precaution. When the grip was attacking al most every family in Boston some years ago, I sent an officer to the , Byam match factory, who reported r that out of the large number of persons employed there not one had been attacked by the grip. I dis p tinctly remember some years ago s that all persons working in the g Italian sulphur mines escaped the malaria that prevailed all about a them. I remember, also, in a book a written by sn eminent German 7 physician, translated into English, a his assertion that persons observing the ordinary rules of health and wearing sulphur constantly in their shoes were completely protected from cholera. It may be that the old New Eng land custom of our forefathers and foremothers, giving to their child ren every spring brimstone and molasses, was not without a good foundation, and the effect of a few doses, as many of us know, is suf ficiently powerful to blacken the silver pieces carried in one's pocket-book, so that car conductors sometimes hesitate to receive therm. I 1 think, in view of the present epi . demic in the South, which may in i crease, it is well to send out this information widely through chan nels where;it will be likely to at tract public attention. The above article appeared in the Boston Daily Herald of August 14. The Boll Weevil Is Passing. Houston, Tex., Sept. 11.--The comparatively small damage being done by the boll weevil in Texas this season has been much gom mented upon. At the office ot'the Agpcultural Depprtment's experts hbet there is small informatiolr to be had as to the cause of this, btt J. VD. Evans, who is in. charge during the absence of Dr. Knapp, has' a theory. The leaf worm, he states, destroyed the fohlage of cot ton last season, leaving the weevils nothing to subsist upon, and ma terially reduced the number which went into hibernationt In February there was severe weather, and as many of the insects which. 'did herbinmate were in low vttality, they easily suuoombed to the cold. Then the heavy rains -came and drowned a lot, and very few'of the bugs got out slve and in conditionu to breed. Innocent Man Ranged Minot, S. D., Sept. 11-"- When my lifeless body is found notify my mother, Mrs. Catheride Hersig, of Girard, O. The enclosed letter will reveal my identity and the aw ful secret of my wretched life. I can endure it no longer." The toregoing note was found by Frank Byer, who lives on a claim near Hiddenwood, this county.. It was written by one of his harvest hands called Frank Hersig In the letter the writer, who signs himself Charles Herzig, says: *Dear mother-In the early seventies Charles Sterling, a sup posed tramp, was tried for the murder of Lizzie Groinbacker, a beautiful young woman residing near Youngstown, In Mahoning county, 0. He was convicted on cei "" iti tial evidence and was hanged for the crime in the county jail at Youngstown.. "Charles Sterling was an inno cent man. I am guilty of the mur der of the young girl. (Signed) Charles Iersig." Byer and his neighbors have made a search but without success for' the body of HIerzig. , - . -- . One of the rural schools in Kan as has. a pretty girl as its teacher, but she was much troublad at first because many of her pupils were late every mording. At last she made the announcemdnt .that she would kiss the first pupil to ar rive at. the sehoolhouse the next morning., At sunrise the three largest boys of her class were sait. ting on the doorstep of the sebool house, and by 6 o'clock every :boy in the school26id four of the diree. 4 tors were waiting for her to atrve. n oba Parish and Town Assessment. We are indebted to Mr. Walter Galatas, the efficient deputy shertiff, for the followipg statement from the assessment rolls for the year 1905. Value of lands and imp.... $1,874,095 " lots and squares.... 830,030 " live stock.......... 118,282 " vehicles ........... 26,075 " merchandise........ 99,185 " capital stock....... 78,500 " jewelry .... ...... 400 j" udgments.......... 250 " water craft......... 10,050 " other property...... 668,482 Total assessm't 1905.... $8,700,249 . . 1904.... 3,120,306 Increase ............... 579,941 Total aseessm't of whites... $8,562,834 " " colored... 187,411 State tax, rate 6 mills 22,201 49 Parish tax, rate 10 mills 87,002 4S9 Poll tax 1,208 00 Total $60,406 98 TOWN OF COVINGTON. 3 Land and imp. $818,870 SLive stock 5,505 Vehicles 2,585 Merchandisa 47,020 Capital stock 73,500; 1 Water craft 500 Other property 57,325 Total 504,805 Assessment of whites 497,550 r ' colored 7,245 Total assesem't 1905, 504,805 " " 1904, 444,525 Increase. 60,280 TOWN OF SLIDELL I Land and imp. $184,802 Live stock 8,896 Vehicles 1,840 Merchandise 19,875 Other property 28,875 Total 236.688 Assessment of whites 224841 " colored 11,847 Total assessm't 1905 286,6x8 " " 1904 212,694 Increase 28,994 TOWN OF MANDEVILLB Land and imp. $146;691 Live stock 8,015 Vehicles .475 Merchandise 38.100 Other property 2.980 Total 156.261 Asse.mment of whites 147.916 - " colored 8,345 Total assessm't 1905 156.261 " " 1904 145,831 Increase 10.980 TOWN OF MADISONVILLE Land and imp. 55,775 Live stock 1,875 Vehicles 661. Mdrehandise 4,856" Water craft .1.900 Other property -.820 Total 78,881 Assessment of whites 51,565 " - colored --1,816 Total assessm't 1905 78,481 "' " 1904 65,088 Increase 8,848 VILLAGE OF ABITA SPRINGS Land and imp. 124,892 Live stock 1,198 Vehicle 444 Merchandise 4,400 Jewelry 400 Other property 5 Total -181,884 Assessment of whites 181,074 . eolored 260 - Total usesesm't 1905 181,884 " "" 1904 108,098 Increase 28,241 It will be seen by the above that the assessment shows a very grati fynug increase over last Tear, owiiag to substantial improvemehts, new business enterprises, and the natu ral enhancement in the value of property and farms and unimproved land. Truly., St. Tamma.yPaiti',, and the various towns, are holling their own in the raprd marche 0i progress that is siuible all over the South. Jackson Hot Jackson, Miss., Sept. 1 l.-Secre tary Hunter, of the board of health, has telegraphed to Dr. Aikman~ State Health officer at Natchez, to have the parties in that city ar. rested wbo circulated the report that yellow fever existed in Jack son. A publication of thi8znor was made in the Natchezs Bulletin yesterday and the editors vouchbed for its accuracy. The prosecution will be made under the laws of 1898, which provides a penalty for circulation of rumors about yellow fever. -------~-2. o ·__._ A coroner's jury in Cornwall, England, which ad been called to sit on the bod~ f a minor found drowned in a pool in an abandoned quarry, brought nm the* following verdict: "Found drowned in the White Quavy, there being- water there at the time.'" NaAMBEs's corHn REMEYr._1. 'e14'is a medloie of great weuetiad I merit. Try it when you ;amver a cogh or cold and .you ate certain to he please4dth the gueck reltef rwhich it1 4ords. Itis pleasantt to take and an i fi..c.. dai.upon. dPFor eatle l Useless QuaaFntines. Notwithstanding the overly strict quarantine immediately established by the State of Mississippi against Louisiana on the breaking out. of the fever in New Orleans, and the further quarantining by the towns, there are several cities in that State o that now have the fever. For that reason we say that due caution can 5 be taken without blocking the busi 0 ness interests of the country. Thb o Journal of the American Medieal 0 Association says: "The profession must blush at 9 the medieval quarantines that in some quarters have been raised I against the afflicted city. Barsh quarantine regulations are causing wide spread misery. while some enlightenel commituuies have stamped out fever without restrict ing travel." Did' the quarantine accomplish what its advocates intend, there might be soile reason in it.ý We value life more than anything else, but we also be:ieve in preserving the business interests in order to sustain it. Jap Steersman Dead at Wheel. Honolulu, Sept. 5.-A dead man held the. wheel of the schooner Charles Levi Woodbury during several hours of the night of Au gust 8, on her trip here from Laysan Island. He was a Japanese member of the crew and ldied clutching the wheel. He was found still holding it, and .the. vessel, though greatly damaged by a hur ricane, -which is supposed to have caused his death from over exer tion, reached port in safety. The Woodbburry is thi. s:hooner which the, United States b ship Iroquois recently left here to search for, when .she was long overdue from Layson. It was foundl that she had put back after a terrible experience. Captain Harris, who was in command, says his vessea was swept along at the rate of nine knots an hour without a stitch of canvas on her. He gave up hope of saving hr andi said good bye to Captain .Schlernmer, of Laysan, who. was, a passenger. Bulwarks were knocked away to keep the decks clear of water, and oil was poured oat the ocean. The schooner ran four days and nights helpless in the galj, without the Captain be ing able to make an obser ation by either sue, moon or stars. The ,Japanese compplained of feeling unwell when he took his place aspqtee.eman, and he asked a companion to standby him for a time. No one saw hlum die He was found dead and stiff, holding the wheel a. when alive. He had fallen forvard, but his hands held on and the vessel was holding her course fairly well. Man 105, Wife was 90. *Tim tc pondeate at,'res Pest office of the Columbiao, published iatColumbis,Rs iss., reoentilv seni .tbsath aper; tbe,olwwag: 'I~Uncle Willis Raiborn and Iurn Sallie Raiborn, the oldest mairled couptle in south Mississippi, ,are dead at their home, near Iere. Only nine days separated, the de mise of th#i couple,' -who. were re awarkable in a great many respects. e.u(s4 ipicd e·t-.to old age on unday., -Aug.-.12,190, and his wit.efallOw~d·rirnto rthe grave on Aug.;21, 10.o.. Willie iatborn was past thi cet ary marki Some say t tTie x&105 yearis ol. His help' geet w: sge 90 )gare old. :"'fhel co:ta, -Isaac Raiborn, of Trim, Mirs., was born during Andrew Jbaksone ' administration. '.'Uaple~Willis bad a.vjivid reeol lectio.+ p. the.Wirati 0f 18182 and furnished his' neighbors with ac counts of personal deeds of valor during that conflict. The' couple is survived by a progeny numbering 127. There are ten, children, forty-two. :and children and seventy-five great grazndTchildren. "The two graves are side by. side in the cemetery near the little church where the- old couple wor sliped up to within a short time of their deaths." ;.Strange Place for Milk One of the children seafto Wood stock last week by .the Fresh All ociety witnessed the milking of a cow for the first. tme. He had followed the fatinir to the barnyard, and as tbe milk felt into the pail th: child .iked: "Is that the milk ;we driak? F" The raer said it was, acd then the youne remarked - At. :Azs e . ieep the milk -i-a ref rigerator Do you keep yours i that .thing? pointing to the ow..-Bl.-.ttiokp an :+ ++: " : + I :T- ". : :: ;+.+' . "+.*+ + +. : ;: From .a ummrer Olrl's Diary. Monday--We reached here last night. The moonlight looked:lovely on the water. I saw three couples sitting on the pocks, and, though I was very tire6, I persuaded mother to make Fred go to walk with me. He didn't want to. Brothers are such a nuisance, and Fred wouldn't go anywhere near the rocks where they were sitting. He called me a little fool so loud I just know onq of the couples heard him. Wednesday-When we came I registered as "Miss Evangeline Hope.'" Fred gets out on the gal lery every tnorning, and for pure meanness calls me Lina as loud as he can. Mother can't make him stop it. There's such a good look ing man at our table. He doesn't seem disposed to talk. The only thing-he has ever said was, "Don't mention it," when I thanked him for passing me the salt. I had to ask him to pass it. There are twenty five girls here. Thursday-Fred is so brutal I told mother to-day that I would go home if she didn't send him away. He says he isn't going. He's fallen in love with a little peroxide widow. I heard him telling her he was 20 years old. I told her he wasn't but 15. He came up to-night just fu rious with me. He says he's going to tell everybody I'm 35 years old, if I ever open my mouth to his widow again. I wish she was his widow. But he's too mean to ever die. Friday-Well, of all things ! Fred asked mother to call on the widow! Mother hemmed and hawed and finally told him she wouldn't know whit to say to a person who wore blondined hair, Just about thet time I walked in. I told him I'd go to call on her. I knew ex actly what to say to her. Then he flew all to pieces and said that be. fore he'd submit to being treated so by his family: he'd go back to town and leave us alone. I was hoping he would. But he came in late to supper. Someone said he had been for a walk with the widow Another man is at our table. Saturday-The new man is Jim my. Wilkinson, from St. Louis. He's simply lovely to me. We sat under an ambrella together" all the morning, while he read me poetry he had written. Igot tired of .the poetry, but it's so, exciting to know the other girls are envying you. Fred says mother ,ought to switch me for sitting on the sand and mak. nlg a spectacle of my self with that littl9 counter-jdm`p-r._ But I hushed him up by saying that Ji`m-mynight be a Counter jumper, but he Lsn't widow . I. . Dawes Could Thin Out a C(rowd The Hon. H. L. Dawes . in his young manhood was an indiferent speaker.. Participating in a law case, soon after his' admission to the bar, before a North Adams jus tice of the peace, Dawes was op posed by an older attorney, whose ploquence attracted a large crowd that packed the court room. 'nhe justice was freely perspiring and, drawing off his coat in the midst of the lawyer's eloquent ad dress, he said: "Mr. Attorney, suppose you mit down, and let Dawes begin to speak. I want to thin out this crowd."-Boston Herald. A young German who had drift ed to Kansas with other, harvest hands was taken sick suddenly near Abiline. He was taken to town and a couple of phystcians pro, nounced it. appendicitis. -They would not operate unless paid for it, and the younw man had no moneyyand no friends to guarantee payment. The county physician took charge of the case, pronounced it liver trouble, and prescribed for it. The next day the man was well. Which shows that some, times a man is better off without I money or friends. INiEDIBLE BUTLRT YII. . It would have bien incredible brutat ity if Chas. F. Lemberger, of Syreus+e F. Y., had not done the beat hBoohld for his suffering gon. "My boy," heb sa,' "out a fearfulgash over his; ee. so L'applied Bucklekia's ,A ae, winh quiekynt 'eye." 'Good for b -Only.siWat J. L W store,and Jos. I. _ hs + tsfrnisd on alt best Jl' To Buy Losin'Ne O and New Covingtn 8 New -Covington i s too well. kn º Into auy particulars in regard to the ttrat Louisiana alroad runs through .er ete4 Clalborne. - Lots can be purchased fronting tie the Ahita wagon road, which formst the o of, the tract, and on the Arthur road whichi Abita Springs and which bounds the tract on? These Lots are Fvelinles Walk fr l Lots iB New Citiborne wii be esold for 386 Ol , Lots In New Covtngton 40 00 and upaid, Titles will be Given Purchasers FREE, Put the' Recodi Lots and squares are being sold in New Covia all'wiehing de.irable location had better hurry up and FOR FURTi[ER INFORMATION APPLY TQ F. B. Marti HaRvxr E. ELLis, Pres. W. R. L. AU3arT, Caphier. St Tammany Banking Company n DIRROTORS: P. H. Handsborough W. A. 'Hood:: D t W. A. Dixon A. :D. Crawford E. A. Leonvul EB J. Domergue 1.: Geo. R. Tolson R. H. B blIgton we would be pleasedt confer with yonu f you e: a change in your banking connections. or opt K SHERWOOD OOTTACE PRIVATE BOARD ING First-class rooms and board. Ad dress, "Sherwood." Box 40. DR. A. H GRIMMZER, Dentist, COVlNGaON, LOUIEIANA. Hours:9 a, m. to 5 p,m. P1oneNo. 918. Fnasanzax BuLmDIN. Succession of ' Thomas J. Goodbee-, No. 510. - ' Twenty-sixtit Judicial District Court iof Louisiana, in and for the Pairh =of St. Tram.uany. Whereas, C. BS E. Babington ha; ap plied to be appointed Dative eta t eR tary Executor of the estate of Thimus J. Goodbee, deceased. Notice is hereby given to .all con ed to show cadea,it _fanythey? e can, within ten days from theAririzbpu)1. cation of notdice, why the peyayoto said petitioner abould not, be -rraa . By order of the Court this h. day of oI eptembrerI 1 ,. H. Nl WARREN, Clerh -oCf o, .,t: se9.2S Succession of Jetie Rogers. Twenty-.sitd Juijeial Disstriet`tourst ioaniiana, In and for, the Paris of S Tammany. By ita n order of dle from l. honorable, the a-e id Cort, ad: t,' me directed, bearing d ým 14, 1905 I will proeed4 tO sell at .pubr i tion, at the front door of the Court house in the two "of .vCo.vington, . , on SATURDAY, October. 7, ..1905, between .legal sale hours, the fol. lowing de.c'ibed property, to.wlti The northeastqnarter of th. south. east quarter and lots 1, 9, 3, 4, section 6, township 8, south range 1* east, H r o Helena Meridlan, contail.ig10. STerms of gale--eash, toay ,TONRY , se94t. Admin t Successon., of John t TweLty-Sixth Judicial Dist dt. q Louisiana, in and for the Par sicf S Tammany. Notice is hereby given to all wihoml., may concern, that Maryhag of John Staford, has appli et tera of administratn:on the estate of John Stafford, deceased that unless opposition is made thereto within tendays from the irat pu tion hereof, said application :will bei granted. of September, :190o. se9*t H. 1i. WARRBEN, Olftw r Notice to stoko l de' Noiee is herby givei th tame ing of the S.pckholders of the .(*reiaew Il Lumber Company, Limited, wr1i be I held at the office of said corration, Saturday, -October :; 1975, I at -elei q'clock a. ,, forthepnrpeo del 'Ig on an Jncrease of theaite jook d of sald :om.any, froe one landse and tty thous d (1 repreeeuted by afteen hpadred ,bar of twio hundred thou t as (A200,000 00) to be I e ty thousand shares, of the pralue _ each. All stockhol4ets are aeaeted to be preeent, - rbzy Notice To' , res, bat or or tresspass on *ay 41 oar pjeP perish, .,- c Noti.e .t I-- · , NottcI , . · pliaghrc wII ,.e o t ..iýit r JrF~., Of 4;m; " ;· '4 K:G1ý C A4·; t~ New 4-·