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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 New Orleans. 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 lin 3618. 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. . ... ... . 0 li -- - . .. . 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 New Orleans. The following Democratic Con :gressional nominations have been made: 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 daamage. 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 ing letter: 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 poiicy." Quarantine matters. 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 deaths. In Wilson, 247 cases reported, 4 deaths. In Baton Rouge, 22 cases reported, 2 deaths. In HIouma, 8 cases reported. 1 death. In Clinton, 2 cases reported, no death. In Plaquemine. 3 cases reported, no death. In Jackson, 22 cases reported, no death. In Bowie, 1 case reported, no death. 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 Health. 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 other cases. '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 fever occurs?" 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 ing South. 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 wi.rks. 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. Populist Convention. 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 unanimously adopted: "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. Louis convention. "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 partal investigation. -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 this Jblcri. 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. O. BOCRQUE, J. R. KITCHELL, President. Secretary. Probate Sale, 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 cialiy reserved. Five head of horned cattle. Rice binder, and many ot cles- too numerous to mention. Term --Csah. Abbeville, La., October 8, VICTroEm E. Admin 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 Ju~tilien Tki "Drain Priineau , JIneltrh Dupiuy~ Frank Moaae. (Octiher 1, 1898. STATE OF LOUISIAN Judicial District Court, Vermilion,-No. 358. 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 1898. ALcmE Clerk of Edwards & Greene, attys. ^ TAKEN UP-By the u creole sorrel horse, aged years, has been ranging in my borhood about three mI branded thus:" 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 Vermilion--'17th Judicial Court--No. 299. 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 1898. * AL CID 1 EBB.C, Clerk of W. B. White, atty.