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> 1 OCTOBER 31. 1918 No. 25
"-THE EPIDEMIC AT AN END"
gain the last 1 ellow Fever Epidemic. the Medical Authorities and
*", Authorities in the state of Louisiana. astounded the world in stamp
Oellow Fever at a time when it was thought impossible to do so.
b stare explicit and to show the meretorious work of our llealth Au
we have only to refer to the fact that the Yellow Fever was
out at the height of the mosquito season, when these little pests
o numerous and sere scattering about this Yellow Plague; but, they
Sand their determination ended a successful fight long before the
bhich always ,,ut an end to these Yellow Fever Epidemics.
,% Orleans has practically put a stop to the Influenza Epidemic at.
ight say, the endt of four weeks, while other cities have had their
.ranging front six to nine weeks, and in some places, it had gone
as twelve weeks.
StiMhest death rate in New Orleans, during the height of the Epi
was about 124 people during 24 hours, which compared very favor
Slwith other cities of the same size. The deaths in Philadelphia were
e srous that it required trucks each morning to make the rounds of
Sg reet to pick up the dead for burial.
lret deal of the success of the Health Department of our city was
the cooperation of the public and the fact that many of the public
0 were closed in time to stop further contagion.
WVO it is a fact that no preventive has yet been discovered for In
has there been any serum or vaccine produced that will cure
Md* 5e, our experience during this year will be a great help in any
p Jldemic in preventing its spread.
i~ess suffered considerably during this Epidemic but it goes without
rst t will recover itself just as quickly as it was laid aside. Men
h back to their work and the big scare seems to be over. So, all
o , now let us forget about what had been, and go to work in the
o am way.
WHY ! AND WHY NOT?
igms College has 1,284 men in the fighting service.
Sper cent. of the entire population of Massachusetts, or 30,000 people
& s age, are unable to read or write English.
M'illOet of the Internal Revenue Bureau shows that as the war pro
Americans are spending less on travel and more on amusements.
War Department has issued an order enabling colored nurses
,iA by the Red Cross to render service for their own rgce in the
W e York State representative has introduced a bill In the legis
t ctadude candy and chewing gum in the rations of the American
mt expected trade attacks by Germany after the war, a great
has been organized in England capitalized at $15,000,000.000.
that one-third the efficiency of coal miners is lost by the use
ta mine owners of Pennsylvania demand a dry law to speed up
Amwean Red Cross has announced that the Government ban
*esa service for women who have rela ves in the service does
. ersd trooper, boasting in public speeches of how he won the
esm of War, was arrested recently in Bridgeport, Conn., as a
-ems the 315th Infantry.
Wilson has communted to life imprisonment the death
- --ee by court martial upon a private in our forces in England
wih deserting in face of the enemy.
War ndustries Board has appealed to traveling salesmen to re
Ogt of their baggage to avoid congestion of railroad facilities,
alh otherwise be used in troop movements.
the Food Administration eonsiders the slaughter of broiler
a wtfal an appeal is made to hotels, clubs and restaurants to
r-- them, and farmers have been urged not to sell till they
brutal and savage
hg into the Holy Name
:hah d a passage to the
rs5 Larkin sad Petit,
them down. unmercitfully
the berths of suffering
ql them off from their
et seftelsng the pains
n Shot a miracle how
priests escaped for so
under the dreaded
of the epidemic,
was raging fierce
its death dealing
Lktin and Petit
in sad out of the
Srom bed to
/ umeslnsaly adminis
emusolations of re
breatsd freely the
wearing a mask
eIter precaution aatnst
their spirit sacrb
hed de6ply into the
people the luminos
IarkLn and Petit
. J., brother
was at the rectory
eht Tharsday. It was
,v that urged the
evse the river. He
to read the funeral
eo mortal remains
aSghewb Mr. Dennasls
esti and Peta were
dawn their bers4,
help trm Algersl
Cosue. The Very
at that nstitution
tsr aileastses and
.al trom Leadve
bm an the brees.
shaeteriefie at as
whoam e has charge at Jefferson
College have not gotten on to his
Now that the churches are again
open we shall resume our regular
chedule. The first service will be Sun
day, November 3, beginning at 8:30.
Let us all come to give honor to Him
who, through this influenza epidemic,
would call us to repentance.
Although there were no sermons the
current expenses must be met. Sun
day morning will be a good opportu
nity to bring your monthly envelope.
Od Priday, November 8, the voting
members will meet at the parsonage at
7:30. It is hoped that all members will
attend this meeting, since the last
month's meeting had to be dropped.
The Helping Hand Circle will meet
Wednesday evening, November 6, at
the parsonage. Time of meeting 7:30.
Mrs. Henry Bush of 537 Belleville
Street departed this .e Tuesday fore
noon. She died of double pneumonia
anad was buried in the McDonoghville
erom Sunday, November 3 on. or
resiar schedule is In force again.
Service: Sunday, 8:30a. n.; Thrte
day, 7:30 p. m.; Sunday School, 9:30
Cesfirmatlo lasses Tuesday sad
Thursday at 3:30 p. m. and Saturday
morning at 8 o'clock.
Rev. C. C. Wier, Pastor; Residemce,
iii Olvier, Pme Algiers, 183.
We have all pasIed anxious m
mnets together. We have suffered
together. We have mingled oar tears,
ad meraned together.
The ter has bees with his
tsmay, blessed wth good helth It
is with a dep seeling of gratitue to
Ga that he was permitte to
all sck el alls. We
am N t 0 na. IW
star heay tqht
with a Cup orTwo
HAM-AND-EGGS and a cup
of steaming, stimulating
Luzianne. What better start could
anybody have for the day's work I
The sanitary, air-tight tin locks
the favor in! Buy a can of
If you don't agree it's the best
hot beverage that ever passed your
coLr lips, your grocer will give you back
-%..a;O-, what you paid for it, and ask no
questions. So, there.
"hn O ecogfee
"When It Pours, It Reign."
to meet at the Parsonage Friday,
Nov. 1, at 8 p. m.
The Womans Missionary Society I
will meet at the Parsonage Tuesday
night, Nov. 5th, at 8 o'clock. This
is the last meeting before Conference. I
The Fourth Quarterly Conference
convenes at the Parsonage Nov. 6.
at b p. m. Rev W. W. Holmes pre
siding. This will be a History mak
Ing meeting. Everybody will be wei
Everybody is urged to bring that
orphonage money for Work Day. Bro
Vaughan will need it as badly as ever
for his homeless children. Bring a
We are to be ready for the La. An
nual Conference that meets with
First Church Nov. 27. We must
strive to have a perfect report.
Little Dorothy Monroe, aged 4
years, was buried Tuesday, Oct. 1'.
Capt. William R. Martin of Gretna
died Oct. 29, 19lb. He was a brother
of Mr. C. D. Martin and Mrs. E. J.
Lorio and Miss Mattie J. and Myra
V. Martin of Algiers congregation.
Mr. B. C. Gilder is in Choctaw Co.
Ala. Two of his brothers died during
the epidemic, and were carried from
New Mexico to their old home in
These friends, and others, who
mourn the loss of loved ones, have
the prayers of the church. The pastor
has lost relatives and many friends
during this epidemic, among them
Mr. Joe. Wier, of Dallas. Texas, who
died Oct. 13, at Camp Mabory. Aus
The only soldiers or sailors of our
church that were reported ,sick dur
ing the epidemic were Mr. Sanford
Hebert of Camp Martin and Lieut. W.
W. Hebert of Camp Pike. These
Lieut T. P. Bell of Camp Sheridan
was quite busy in the camp during
the sickness. Mrs. Bell will pay him
a visit this week.
The pastor and family were com
fortably housed at 427 Seguin Street
until Oct. 31, when they moved to
the Parsonage. Surely every mem
ber of the church and all our friends
rejoice to know that the congregation
has bought of Capt. Ott ,the home of
the late Frank A. Daniels. A friend,
who is not a communicant of our
church, expressed a beautiful senti
ment, when he said to the pastor: "I
believe that it would delight Mr.
Daniels to know that his home was
a Methodist Parsonage." Perhaps he
lince churches are to open Sunday
we will again have Sunday School at
9:30. Let everybody be there on time,
and be ready to start again in earnest.
As it was intended to be Rally Day,
we will so call it, but we will not
be able to have an extra program
as we intended to, because we have
no time to prepare.
Work Day envelopes, yes that is
what we are going to do. We will
take up the orphanage envelopes and
send the money we collect to Ruston
as soon as possible. Help us have
a large fund.
Lest we forget. TIe contest will
be on, and what we want is a few
more enlistments on each side, and
then we will be able to draft the left
overs. Who will be the first to be
A souvenir of Rally Day will be
given to each member of the school,
provided they last, so come early and
Let's all Join together Sunday after
Which Kind of Parlor?
The building trade today is largely
using methods In use in the days of
the Pharaohs, said the principal ar
ehitect ad the office of works, at the
Royal Sanitary Institute in England
recently. "The parlor question," he
went aon, "Is a difficult one. Some
people prefer one large, pleasant room
to a pokey living room and small par
lor. Others urge that the parlor ts
necessary for children to do their les
sons In, to accommodate the piano and
bousehold goods, and also the coin in
the event of a death in the hfamily."
For want of self-restralint many men
are engaged all their lives in fighting
with diffeultles of their own making,
and rendering succe imposble bt
their own crms-grained ungentleness;
whilst others who may be much less
gifted, make their way and achieve
success by simple, patient equant~lty
and self"-eontrl.--muel Smiles
Salvatl its Ralesw ilk Woms.
An mnual silk camp for the cultiva
ties of the silkwrm has been estab
Uabed by the ahratioen Army in
llare mulberry foresttm e
him a a has he stoedI? mha
- dt h e ho i a see r
, . .- m, : .. . .I.
Keep after the profiteers, for they
are always after you.
Particular hostesses serve coffee In
tops, rather than loose.
We must now make one teaspoonful
of coal do the work of two.
Conservation of food and fuel Is
right, but there must be no famine.
Germany's Interest in the future of
Ireland Is one of the grim jokes of the
Before the war Is over we shall be
pretty thoroughly surveyed and card
The truly happy stamp collector Is
the one who collects war savings
Several millions of people, however,
are not worrying about the automobile
It Is permitted to hope that the gov
ernment won't arrest us next winter
for hoarding coal.
The daylight saving experiment has
had a fair trial and has proved an un
Nowadays. if your cook fails to show
up you are likely to find her chauffeur.
Ing in an elevator.
It seems as If these daring autolsts
might as well give over the attempt
to butt trains off the track.
The world would be better off, liter.
ally speaking, itf more writers would
give up their pens for the plow.
The ban on the serving of young
turkeys In restaurants will not bother
those of us working on a salary.
Synthetic tannin, distilled from tar
products, has been Invented in England
for tanning light-colored leathers.
No wonder Germany .laid on Russia
the blame for the war. Russia is licked
and cannot resent the insult just now. I
America is one sea of sentiment,
says an editor. In the business at
war sentiment plays an ImportantI
This gentle summer seems to have
been specially designed for those eco
omec souls who are forced to forego
Modern surgery Insures the recovery
et a great majority of the wounded =m
lim the Prusslans succeed In shelling
German troops have been ordered
to look out for the Americans, who are
regarded to beba Bad Bad to go
up against, sure.
When the history tof this year is
written, the weather man is not going
to take chances of being accused ao
mat doing his bit.
It the Yanks stay over there lg 1
enough London and Paris will Insist
upon going Into the big bemball
leagues after the war.
Bumper erop and the development
e the mreans of transportiag them
should operate as a discouragement to
any lierng pessimism.
There may be a slight shortage of
wool among mere consumers, but the
origlna producers, the genial sheep,
wear nothing but pure stu
German scientists, with all their lve
ot abetrus. calculatlo, failed to Ag
e ou t the ct that ships can be billt
uieu r Ban U-bets ea sink tlhem
With work so pletiful the maly e
Se left for the tMef is that he raoes
eeltment, ad even that is hardly
Mvalid M one thaik the trmhe
Hf tlg U-boats is mow a side Ime
wit the Amerian ana,. the matn ba
mes bainto e pt trup sad mlo
to rance. Howve, bet sre biag
Thoasa4s t cars are beg aem
Kemp a lisah Vacherwaim i ar num,
Is Is emlempti, Ball bill, ise,*
Itnimes im n s, 1dssi a
t 31ase ms. Q rfr
PHONE MIIN j APITLI
Greatest Homestead South
You Have the Opportunity
BUY A HOME
'.\e ill lcndl \ yo the money to hur a h oe an
allow you to pay f1r tilhe same, as you pay your li.anI
\\e are the , -nly hmestead in Louisiana that lends
money at les : ian 7 "'; interest anl no onttus.
Come in and talk it over
Dixie Homestead Ass'n
5 5 I BIl1AM .d. SONN3FCMaANN
502-503 Macheca Bldg. 830 Canal St.
MRS. ROCKEFELLER HIT HARD
Prominent Y. W. C. A. workers who
were holding a convention in Portland,
Me.. visited a shipyard where the trawl
er Albatross was under construction.
Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., tried
hqr hand at driving a bolt in the keel,
and wielded the hammer with skill
The Horrors of War.
It's a tough war Company E is
eaing ice cream and strawberry short
cake every night. The mess fund was
drawn upon for the purchase of an lee
cream treeser. Strawberries are pln
tiful and cheap In France thee days.
The kitchen police turn the freeser In
he shade of the chateau trees dar
ing the afternoon, milk is obtalned
from the nearby dairles and every
thing is ready for the evening meal.
The ice cream and strawberries are
eaten to pleasing tunes turned out by
the company orchestra. Yes. it's a
tough war !-From the Spiker, France
The splendid record being mdde by
our troops abroad should stimulate
in every way the determination ts
stand back of them by those at home
With sons of Garfield, Cleveland.
Roosevelt and Taft In the service, the
country does not have to worry over
what to do with the sons of its pred
Persons who have tried to defraud
the government did not do so because
they desired to solve the cost of liv
ing problem with board and room in
The use of pas masks Is extending
In China they are using them as a
protection against Infectious plagues.
Eventually they may even be used I,
A restraint on travel, aside from ez
pease and inconvenience, results from
the bet that ana immense number od
Americans Just now want to go ti
Honey is reaommended as a sbed
tute for supr. So If a bee stlapg you,
don't strike beek. l a real Ameri
ean ad aeespt the stingl as one of tbhe
neemmsry wouda of thes war.
The war, It is observed . im tperov
ts the popular prouaelatlon of foee
elgs naes." Yes; but the old-fash
omed chap who calls them the "'ye
talisn(s" still oeaslually hard
In the hustle ad huarry of war, and
prepearatnes for war, that new star r
eantly diserered wll have to go It
alone for a while. o goe ean t
ford the time now to give It a gl
eWo mut not ptid up the seed core
et sthe future," Is tbh way Predent
Iawed of Harverd puts the aeeesst
of net allowing the colleges to be
Mder pav ma-y a,1 to re'
iselrt tt )e eof tIdda tb the
stmr, to me mI t, by tMi the d.
I m ea m v ase
IN BEET SUGAR
Crops Are 40 Per Cent. Less
Than Pre-War Average-Ceri
tral Powers Hit Hardest.
CANE SUGAR IS ISOLATED.
Allied Beet Production Falls One-third
in Rigid War Economy
The world today Is producing forty,
per cent. less beet sugar than the pre-r
Counting the American, Allied and ,
German-Austrian crops, as well as the I
neutrals, the U. S. Food Administra
tion has estimated that the world
shortage created by the light crop of
1917-1918 is at least three and a half
That the 1917-1918 crop of cane sug
ar was two million tons in excess of'
the previous year does not relieve the
Cuba and Java produce one-half of.
the world cane crop, and the Java sug
ar is too far removed from America to
transport when shipping is badly need
ed to transport and maintain the mili
tary forces in France.
In Java a large part of the old sugar
crop is still awaiting shipment. Since
It requires 150 to 160 days for each
boat that is sent to Java, the possibili
ties of obtaining adequate shipments
of Java sugar this season are remote.
Alles' Production Falls
Taking the Allied nations as a group,
offclal reports show that beet sugar
production is less by one-third than the
French beet sugar industry has suf
fered most by the war. The French
yield of beet sugar is now only 29.1
per cent. of the pre-war average.
For the five years preceding the out
break of hostilities In Europe, France
produced an average of 752,542 tons of
sugar each year. For 1917-18 the
French production was 219,416 tons.
With 61 "actories operating, as com
pared with more than 200 that were
In existence before the war and before
the general campaign of destructive
ness launched by the German armies,
France nevertheless managed to manu
facture more beet sugar in 1917-18
than in 1916-17, when the total outpuat
was 202,415 tons
Italy In 1917-18 produced 100,800
tons of beet sugar, which was 56,000
tons less than the previous year and
110,250 less than the annual output of
sugar for the ive year pre-war pe
One of the great dfficultl-s expert
enced in Italy's beet sugar Industry
was finding sufficelnt labor to handle
the crop. Thousands of men usually
employed in beet sugar production
were called for military service. The
yield per acre amounted to approxi
mately half of the usual quantity of
It Is perfectly clear, from the truth
ful and Illuminative accounts of re
turning travelers, that Germany either
has plenty of food or else is ea the
poinat ot atarvatiom.
It will be interestlag, after the es
periment Is over, to find out if farm
ers who have bad to feed city boys dur
tog the summer feel that they have
made a proit on the deal.
The prediction that eggs will Cero
mwad a dollar a dosen next winter sug
gests that conscienceless explolterI
will not find it proftable to paint
them black and sell them for coal.
Uncle Sam is golwg to undertake the
traiaing of a million or more mena
from the southern republes. And he
to the old fellow ot whom It was ald
that he dida't know aything about
Many people still believe that mese1
easr bay fever, sad many more har
ber a dread of goldmreod. due to th
seam cooarlctlo, Athmrities declare
that both are bMrle-tbat It is them
polle n ragweed borne wo thim brese
wMhh preads the troublesMome di-[
AbollJalag seems as a war economy
eem strmange. How mae they going
to uttlise all thos enunlag little
Japan has fJust loted .a loan et
85,000,000, which sounds as if It to
propoodng to get into the war for ema
Not eve adorable woman easn make
overatl leek pretty by wearmig
It ives a sesoa security, sme
how. s hear the pewrpetetr ot a sa-by
tihoot wa rde talk about reta.
ties of erepsw"
I m .p mie at lmmaes i rampeat
' the Ga me army, uW It sees with.
I - a hg urle net . s. ..g alt
DOING GOOD WORK IN WAR
English Church Army Has Accom
plished Much for the Men in the
Field, Says Message.
"The English church army is doing
a noble work in the war," was the
imessa1ice ree.lved in this country by
the Elkcopnal church fr:omi the Church
of England. "Fully equipped recre'a
tion huts1 . open to men of all creeds,
have been estanblished in all training
camps In England alnd Wales. On the
French front huts, tents and tempo
rary churches are provided. In all
more than 800 of these huts and teuts
are in use: some in remnlte places in
the north for the men of the navy;
others in Malta. Egypt. Palestine.
1lMacetdonia, Mesopotlalni. East Africa
and even in India. Frelquently 'last
letters' have been written from these
huts, bearing the healine. 'C'hurch
Army llut'-letters now treasured by
those lit home. The bill for writing
paper alone is over $S0,0l) a yea:tr.
"Close to the front linte trenches
the church army keeps several 'kitch
en cars' to supply the Imen with hot
coffee. In England hotels having all
the ntlvantages of ia club are icing
maintained, where, nlen Ire e:nrled for
during thllr furloughs. l'rlsoners In
the h:nds of the (erlllns are also
cared for by the church Irlrmy."
RTIecently General l'ershing address
ed an appreciative letter to P'rehen
dary ('nrlile. head of the church 'l nrny.
thanking him for the help the' army
had been to American soldiers lpsslnr
through England. It is proposed to
maintain a hilut to be known as the
"General Pershing lint." The cost of
one of these huts equnlpped. s $2..500.
ENDS ONE NOISE OF CITIES
Invention of Philadelphia Man Does
Away With Racket When Cars
The problem of suppressing the
noise and shock of the street car In
passing ove'r an intersection has been
attacked in a novel manne'r by a Phil
adelphia inventor. Samuel B. Meeker,
who accomplishes the' object without
the use of anty of the Imoving and in
terlocking parts which characterize
most of the inventlonse for this pur
pose, and without making any great
changes In the design of the crossing
itself. The letter is constructed in
one piece or unit, and at a point slight
ly in advance of the intersection of the
Each rail section is formed with the
face of the rail cut away in an incline
which allows the weight of the vehicle
to pass from the base of the wheel to
the flange on which it continues for a
few feet, until the wheels have passed
entirely over the intersection, when the
weight of the car again passes to the
base of the wheel. This change is so
gradually accomplished that it is not
noticeable to the passengers and the
car passes over the crossing without
jolt or noise. The latter is a matter
of great importance to persons living
in the vicinity of such Intersections,
for the pounding of the cars over them
at night comprises a serious annoy
America's First Steel Rails.
In 1865, as an experiment, the North
Chicago Rolling Mill company manu
factured six Bessemer steel rails from
steel produced at Wyandotte. Mich.
They were the first made in Am'erica,
the modest beginning of a great in
dustry. A New York mill, using ma
terial turned out at Troy, made fuie
ther experiments, and in 1887 the
Cambria company began to roll BeP.
semer steel ralls as a regular busines%
says an exchange. The first rails of
tMs type were made and used in Baq
land. They were Introduced late
Amerlea by the Pennsylvania ralilroad,
which, in 1858, imported and put tlate
sertce 100 tons of steel rails. The
price paid was $1S10 gold per too,
equivalent In Civil war times to tt$200
In Amerlcan currency. These rails
were made of crndcble steel and con
tained a high percentage of carbon.
rendering them brittle. For this re-*
son many broke during the next winl
tar, but despite this fact the railway
company placed orders for large quaD
titles in Great Brltain, payigt from
$135 to $162.50 gold per ton.
Conerve Surplus Feeood.
Increased planting of vegetables this
year almost certainly will mean an u
precedented yield of all kinds of fresh
This will mean plentiful supplles for
i summer tables and a large surplus.
This surplus, to be usetful to Amer
lea, mout be conserved.
It must be canned, dried, brined or
stored in the homes of America.
Home-conserved food means that the
home will be more nearly elt-smstaln
ing and that the burden on transporta
tlon will be lghtened.
Women who have never caned
should now learn how: women who
haow how should prepare to do mos
-United States Department of AIr
Packags Geede Expenslvs
That package goods are more epen
ase than goods bought in bulk aIs
shown in a chart of comparative food
values recently publisahed. The chart
a bows that eanned peaches cost thre
times as much uas dried peeches, and
the food value in ealories is thre
times greater in the dried than in the:
canned variety. Canned pork ad
rbeans cost about twice as much pr
I ult of food value as dried beans. e
I eansed goods are ready fior immndit
use and the dried require pg to
but to perons Interested lin a
Sthe cost of living these facts E worth
taking lato consideration..
Proverbs undoubtedly have a tean
to travel. Thej are carried
one land to another by eS
I grets, tourists, mislonaris, trades
men and seamen: but many which are
closely similar doubtless owe theirt
orilgn to no common steek, but to the
emman aexperience of mlanid.
To e e Real Werth.
It is not esnsnI to hava ened oa r
Bir5bod,... the eara i Itsel
Ssheid have baea surrleabe is -
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