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The Lower Coast Gazette
PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY
The Lower Coast Gazette Co.
P'. C. MEVERS, S. B. MEVEPRS,
- :OFFICIAL ORGAN OF:
PLAQUEMINES PARISH POLICFE .IURY,
PLAQUEMINES PARISH SCHOOL. BOARD,
PLAQUEMINES PARISH EAST BANK LEVEE DISTRICT,
LAKE BORGNE BASIN LEVEE DISTRICT,
GRAND PRAIRIE' LEVEE DISTRICT,
BURAS LEVEE DISTRICT.
TERMS:-ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
Entered at the Pointe-a-la-Hache Postoffice as
Second Class Mail Matter.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1909.
When is Corn Ripe in Southern
In the western states, where the bulk of
the corn of the federal union is produced, the
corn growers are indifferent to certain condi
tions that are of very material import to us
here. They are afraid there of frosts coming
in the month of October, which would prevent
the complete maturity of the corn and result in
its permanent injury. They are therefore dis
posed to cut corn while some of the leaves are
still green and the stalks green and place it all
in shocks in the field, where it will remain to
dry and wherefrom the corn can be taken and
husked in the field and cribbed in the ear, or
otherwise disposed of after the delay in com
plete drying, without any danger of damage.
In Southern Louisiana our conditions are en
tirely different. As a rule we plant cow pease
in our corn fields at the time of laying the
corn by. The cow pease in due course, cover
the ground and promote the growth, rather
than retard the growth of the corn, just as they
do with sugar cane when they are planted in
gappy fields of it. In order to prevent injury
to the corn by weevils, the corn is taken in the
shuck from the corn stalks, thrown into carts
and delivered into corn cribs. There is no
opportunity for the corn to dry after it is taken
from the stalk and bitter experience has taught
our people that it is essential that the corn here,
under our conditions and methods, should re
main on the stalk until entirely ripe. Therefore
the problem with us is to know when this safe
period for the corn harvest is reached. The
western people are not so much interested, as
they let it ripen or dry out in the shock, having
ample time therefor.
An excellent rule of thumb by which to
determine the ripeness of corn is to first note
that there shallnot be visible a green leaf or
a green stalk on the corn to be harvested.
Even the leaves may all be dry, butcif the corn
have a green stalk, it shows tfiat it is still alive
and is sfill taking up moisture from the 'ground
and this moisture with the phiysiological activi
ties of the plant is transmitft[ to the ear until
the life cycle is complete, and this is not com
pleteguntil the stalk also has no green color.
Corn gathered under these conditions can be
safely put in cribs without the danger of dam
age by mildew or mould.
In order to verify these conditions, anyone
interested can examine the neck of an apparent
ly entirely dry ear of corn on a stalk almost
yellow with maturity, but perhaps not quite,
and by breaking the ear off at the neck, it will
be found that the neck is slightly moist and if the
broken neck be held.up in the bright sunshine
the small globules of water will be noticeable in
the end of the broken neck. For years it has
been recognized in growing rice that the heads
of the rice were growing until the neck that
supported the head had turned entirely yellow.
- The main interest with us is to have the cob
of the corn entirely dry, as that is the point at
which the injury by mould begins and some
times is presumed to make the corn poisonous.
If an ear of corn scarcely ripe be broken in two
and the broken cob be held out in the bright
sunlight, almost microscopic globules of water,
or sap, will be noticed glinting in the sunlight
under such exposure, although not apparent
otherwise. They constitute the moisture that
so frequently ruins the corn crop. It is not the
wet shuck that does the harm. Some parties
lave advocated throwing salt water on the corn
k the shiiek, as it was thrown into the crib,
bit perhaps' that is an unnecessary addition of
*h" ture, but the poifit we are endeavoring to
,f isI.at gre~t pare shoult be taken in hous
:Ing corn in the shock in large masses, until the
cob is entirely dry, and that can readily be told
by breaking some ears and examining the cobs
in strong sunlight for the glinting globules of
water and it can be told by rule of thumb by
looking at the fields and finding no green leaves
and io green stalks, the leaves being brown
and the stalks being yellow.
In this connection it might be well to discuss
the habit that some very excellent planters
have of bending corn. In other words, they
go through the fields with a stick and hit the
corn stalk" just below the bottom ear. This
bends the upper part of the stalk with its one
or two ears so that it will fall downward. This
will better protect the ripening corn from rain
and frt the birds, but where cow pease are
planfed in corn fields, as they should he in
evert ipwtance in these latitudes, the active
gi'irthof the pease will soon cover the cgrn
stalks so completely that a large fraction of the
eata will be lost underneath the pea vines and
Ipres. The motive in bending the stalks in
s l manner i~rto break up or stop the circula
u 'of moisture in the plants and thus force
4*S;jino of the nhs.
In connection with the reclamation now go
ing on in the arid lands of the West, it is as
sunmed that a great impulse will be given to
orange culture in the United States and a Land
Reclamation Exposition will be held in the Coli
seum in Chicago from November 20 to Decem
ber 4, wherein it is presumed that magnificent
displays of oranges and other tropical fruits
will be made. It is stated, incidentally, that 15
million dollars a year are paid as freight charges
and icing to the roads transporting the Califor
nia oranges to the Mississippi Valley. The
Santa Fe and the Southern Pacific have had a
practical monopoly of this business and it has
been one of their chief sources of revenue.
While Florida was for a time very conspicu
ous as an orange producing state, the blizzard
of 1894-1895 practically wiped the industry out,
as it had rieached an export of six millions of
boxes and the freeze of 1905 reduced the' crop
to 75,000 boxes but now the state' is gradually
recovering from that backset. The year 1895.
will be recalled by our readers as the one that
killed the oranges in this parish as far down as
Fort Jackson and the city of New Orleans was
enveloped in a snowfall of twelve inches and
we had freezing weather for several days.
Florida is now endeavoring to come to the front
again, but the promoters of this land irrigation
scheme are evidently centering their attentions,
and probably speculatively, upon the far South
west, with the idea of developing orange cul
ture in many valleys where the temperature is
sufficiently high and where irrigation resources
will become such as to assure a competent sup
ply of water. We believe that our Louisiana
orange growers could double or triple their
orange crops without any danger of over stock
ing the market, by simply utilizing their re
sources in the way of distribution, such as is
done by the banana people. We have a hun
dred millions of people to sell to and they all
want oranges and we know that Louisiana
oranges are the best in the United States and
that Plaqutmines Parish oranges are the best
in Louisiana. but the Louisiana supply is too
small, when we begin to compare it with the
present California crop and with what Florida
has already done and expect, to do again in
The Coming Waterways Convention.
The coming Waterways Convention in New
Orleans, to occur the last of October and the
first of November, promises to be one of the
grandest events occurring in the history of New
Orleans, and we may say, of Louisiana. With a
great fleet of battleships brought to Louisiana,
with the accompanying cruisers and other war
vessels and with the president of the United
States as the guest of the city of New Orleans,
with the vice-president and many members of
each house of congress and with the governors
of practically all of the weStern states, there
will bean awakening of theipeople of the Uited
Stat'S to the capacity and future of the i'.lley
of th Mississiplpi such as they have never- pre.
viotisly experienced. Žapoleon Bonaparte
seemed to have had a prophetic glimpse of;; all
these great possibilities when he so reluctantly
sold the Louisiana colony, comprising nearly all
of the states of the federal union west of the
Mississippi river, to Jefferson in 1808. We hope
that our present generation will see a realization
of all of the splendid expectations that have
been announced by those interested in this great
waterways movement. The crowds of people in
New Orleans will unquestionably be greater
than any with which we have had previous ex
perience and we would hint to our friends of
Plaquemines, with whom we are immediately
concerned, that it would be well for them
to secure quarters now with their friends
in New Orleans, as later on sleeping room will
be found at a higher premium than in any of
our Mardi Gras experiences.
The Garden Spot of Louisiana.
We regard the Lower Coast as the choisest
garden country in the federal union. Florida,
with its sandy reefs, cacti and pineapples, may
think that she has some claims to precedence in
this direction, but if the Floridans were to visit
Louisiana and examine our capabilities in the
way of agriculture, horticulture and floriculture,
Florida, the land of flowers, would find herself
completely distanced. Within ten years we
shall hope to have shell roads from New Or
leans to Quarantine on each side of the river
and the Lower Coast will then be a veritable bee
hive in its local industries, the chief purpose of
which will be to supply the hundreds of millions
of people further north with the finest fresh
vegetables that they can get anywhere on earth.
By that time we shall hope that the population
of the Parish of Plaquemines will have doubled
and the movements in real estate now going on
indicate that this will be the case if our own
people cease "knocking" and wake to our own
wonderful possibilities along the lines that we
We now learn that the Orleans Levee Board
has notified the mayor of New Orleans that it
approves of the building of the garbage sta
tions along the river front at certain designated
points. The port Commission has advised the
mayor in regard to the matter, but as yet has
not designated the localities, which will be pro
vided in due course by the city engineer. In
tilis way we find the Orleans Levee Board con
seating to the pollution of the river, which sup
plies the water for all of the citizens of the state
lying below New Orleans and now the Port
Commission is practically conspiring with the
Orleans Levee Board and the mayor to fasten
t. usrwhq live, on the lower river, perma
nently the poisonous effects of
all of the excremental discharges
and garbage that they are now
officially proposing to send down
to us in due course with the
waters of the great river and
may we not say that it is proba
bly done by our own carelessness
in not remonstrating to the
United States authorities in re
gard to the matter?
It is queer that the city au
thorities should enter into the
expense of building new dump
ing stations and thereby contem
plate continuing to make the
lower river their main sewer in
the face of their recent publish
ed statement to the War Depart
ment that they proposed to fill
up the low grounds in the rear
of New Orleans with the garb
age, as has been done so largely
around New York City.
As has been noted in the press
dispatches, Mr. Rockefeller's
latest venture is the manufac
ture of butter as one of the mul
titudinous coal oil products. We
now learn from the columns of
that excellent agricultural journ
al, published at Albany, N. Y.,
The Country Gentleman, that
Dairy Commissioner Faust of
Philidelphia has recently secured
a sample of "petroleum butter"
and his duties as dairy commis
sioner for the state, demanding
as they do that he maintain the
high standards of excellence that
Pennsylvania insists upon, com
pelled him to take cognizance of
this new and alleged dairy pro
duct. After securing a sample
of it he had it analyzed and
found that it was composed of 80
per cent. of vaseling 2 per cent.
of salt, 10 per cent. of corn
starch and 8 per cent, water.
Mr. Faust stated that the sample
looked like vaseline and tasted
like vaseline and he decided that
it could not be sold in Pennsyl
vania as butter.
If there be any little difficulty
in the way of flavor, surely the
Standard Oil Co.'s chemists can
remedy that matter. We all recall
i with what earnestness our New
Orleans manufacturers of min
eral waters and pop declared to
the StateBoard of Health the im
possibility of securing genufru
raspberry and other flavor fwr
thieir syrups and mineral waters
;wthout the use of chloroformn
Sand other similar substances. In
these days of chemical sophisti
cation the manufacturers of pe
troleum butter might utilize 8
per cent. of butter milk instead
of 8 per cent. of water and thus
get into their vaseline product
some evidence of butter ancestry.
We presume, however, that they
will arrange:it someway satisfac
tory for themselves and that in
the course of time oleomargarine
and cottolene will be joined by
An informal dance was given by the
young ladies and gentlemen of Narin
on Saturday night in the spacious danc
ing hall of the Klondike Plantation. As
the night was rather warm, the young
. men, after due apologies to the ladies,
discarded their coats and danced in
shirtwaist costume. All being thus
made comfortable, the revels were con
tinued far into the night. The music
was furnished by Mr. Sylve, who drew
forth entrancing strains Trom a "Dutch
Aggravator." Among those present
were Misses Marie, Louise and Johanna
Gauffroy; Marie, Blanche and May
Cognevich; Anna Lucas; Alice and Ella
Bruney, Marguerite Anglada, Mary
Solson, Mollie and Besaie Chauvin;
SMary, Freda and Annia Dustman; Viola
Johnson. Messrs. Charles Bruney,
Joseph Anglada, Frank Stockfleth, W.
Q. Bourgeois, W. H. Dustman, E.
Anderson, F. Anglada, R. and B. John
son, George and Hayes Lincoln, Mau,
rice and Joseph O'Brien, W. and E.
Rosine, R. Simmons, Hermann Sylve,
John Hicey, W. Bowers, Pat Canare,
Mr..and Mrs. Jno. Sylve, Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Chauuin, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
The christening of Mr. Joseph Cogne
vich's new residence on Saturday even
ing was a rather unique affair, and the
neighbore were present "en masse" to
wish him good luck and to assist in the
disposal of refreshments.
Mr. W. H. Chauvin and his neice,
Mise Freda Dustman, were visitors to
Pointe-a-la-Hache this past week.
Miss Marie Cognevich spent Sunday
in Buras visiting friends.
Messrs. Jos, O'Brien. Geo. Lincoln
and Hermann Sylve attended a base
ball game in Buras Sunday.
Mr. ~enjamin F. Biaggini was a
guest of the Dustmann's.Sunday even
Mr. W.. O. Bourgeois of New Orleans
was a guest of the Dustmann's for the
Orleans last Monday on busines-.
Mr. O. S. Livaudais and family of
Friscoville., who are spending the sum
mer in Pointe-a-la-Hache. were visitors
to Narin on last Friday.
Mr. P. H. Lyons and family are pass
ing the week in camp at Bay Adams.
Mrs. Dominick Lombardo of Buras
was a guest of Mrs. Marc Cognevich
for a few days last week.
Messrs. Hermann Sylve, Joseph
DiBartolo and W. H. Dustmann were
at Bay Adams on a fishing trip this'
past week. They had many stories of
splendid "misses" on their return, but
Dr. Louis Cognevich of New Orleans
paid a professional visit to his home
town last week.
L1po, receiving an invitation to a:
dance in Pointe-a-la-Hlache, last Satur
day night a party of young ladies and
gentiemen from this place enjoyed a:
lovely moonlight skiff ride from here.
to the dance. The participants were;
Misses Annie Nolan and Alice Treada
way, Messrs. John Treadaway, Beau
regard Treadaway, Sidney Treadaway,
Brooks Forsythe, Adam Treadaway and
Hypolite Nolan. They were chap
eroned by Mrs. Rose Treadaway. We
were surprised to meet our charming
friend, Miss Hermance Favret, who
was in Pointe-a-La-Hache spending
some time with relatives. The boys
and girls gave us a warnm reception for
which we thank them very much. Af
ter dancing until a late hour, we re
turned home much pleased with our.
Miss Marie Favret of New Orleans.
who formerly taught the City Price
school, was the guest of Mrs. Thos.
Nolan Sr. before leaving for St. James
where she will teach, the coming
Miss Lilllian Martin of New Orleans,
spent last Sunday in Potash, the guest
of her grandfather, Mr. Prosperre
Misses Julia and Laurella Chedville
and Mrs. Earle Bateman, spent Sun
day with their father Mr. Adrien Ched
ville, and Miss Laurella Chedville is
spending some time with her cousin,
Miss Ellen Chedville.
Miss Daisy Rigaud and her brother,
Mr. Clinton Rigaud, spent the day
Monday with their cousins Misses Lau
rella and Ellen Chedville and in the
afternoon they enjoyed a very pleasant
Miss Mary Treadaway was in Home
place during the week, the guest of the
Miss Leah Chedville left for New
Orleans last Sunday, where she will
spend a few weeks.
Mr .Henry Chedville is in Potash
again, after spending some time in
Mr. Hansell Rigaud was the guest
of Miss Rosela Treadaway last Sunday.
Mr. A. E. Schayot left for New Or
leans Tuesday, with his two sons, Wal
ton and Albert. Mr. Schayot went as
far as the City with the boys and from
there they proceeded alone to St. Stan
Sislaus College, Bay St Louis, to resume
Hon. John Dymond Sr. was a busi
ness visitor in our town on Tuesday.
The Gazette states with pleasure,
that Mrs. Bernard Savoie, who has been
exceedingly ill for the last few weeks,
is now improving rapidly.
Mr. and Mrs. P. Lewis, after spend
inig a few days at the home of Judge
and Mrs. R. Emmet Hingle, returned
to their home in Algeirs.
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Favret and fam
ily returned to their home in New Or
leans, after spending an agreeable
three days at the home of their par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Favret.
The sheriff has issued notice that
persons applying for a hunting license
must give name, age, color and nativity
before the license can be issued.
Miss Marie Cognevich of Narin was
a visitor to our town Sunday,
Miss Corrinne Biaggini, one of Buras'
charming daughters, returned to her
home after a pleasant stay of two
weeks in the Crescent City.
Miss Bertha Alberti is spending some
time in New Orleans.
Miss Antoinette Borges has returned
from New Orleans after a month's
Mr. Earnest Alberti spent the week's
end in Venice.
Mr. B. F. Biaggini was a visitor to
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wallace and Mr,
and Mrs. Henry Collins were the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Hingle Sunday
Mr. Parker Buras spent Sunday in
Mr. Guy Ponte is in Buras for a
Miss Julia Biaggini is visiting friends
One of the most enjoyable events of
the season was the party given last
Friday night, August 27, by Dr. H. L.
Ballowe and Mr. S. B. Schcenberger
The hall was decorated with many
different kinds of ferns and flowers.
SThe music was furnished by the Nep
tune String Band. In the latter part
of the evening refreshments of all
kinds were served. After the party
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Louis Leonhard Son
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Free boat and Railroad Transportatio n.
Freight Prepaid. New ;Methods, New ideas.
Come to New Orleans and retur v, ithout
One Cent Of Expense o You.
On all purchases of $25.0)i and ,over we will
pay both your freight charges and p:ssa3~
way by either .ai.roadf i, ov iý ixwetn
BURAS AND NEW O)RLEANS
Enabling you to get your goods to your
house absolutely free of any charges and
Visit Now Orleais WiTh~iut One ot
of cost to you. We have one of the largest
and most complete lines of merchandise in
the city. We have separate and distinct
departments of : : :: :. : :
Clothing, iats, Shoes, Mat=
tings, Carpets and Shades.
Millinery, Dry (Goods,
Fancy G(oods and
Each department by itself a store. We pay
freight charges on every purchase from $5.00
upward ............. ....
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LOUISA AND) DAUPHINE STIREETS.
was over everybody thanked D)r. 11. L.
Ballowe and Mr. S. B. h. Schnlnwrgr
for the fine time they lhad.
Mr. A. and N. Bernar i of Venicte
visited the home of M r:. G. 5chcjher~,
ger this week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. ('arlson enjoyed
a very nice dinner last Su:idav at the
home of Mr. and Mr.-. Pau;l Rhincr.
Mr. A. Bulot returned home last
Sunday from New Orleans, where he
has been preparing to take' a civil ser
Mrs. J. Bulot left here last Sunday
for Abita Springs where she exprets to
remain for some time.
Miss Rosabelle Garland has returned
to Algiers after a delightful visit to
the Misses Alberti.
Miss Corinne Biaggini is spending
some time in Algiers.
Miss Angela Borges is visiting rela
tives in New Orleans,
Miss Myrtle Labatut of New Orleans
and Miss Anna May Gould of Algiers.
are spending some time with the
Misses Bertha and Daisy Alberti, who
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'irane oft Algiers, will leave in a f, w
days for Hlammond, l,n.
Mr. R:aoul Landlry was the, guest of
the Miss Alberti on Sunday.
Miss B rtha Millhr of Lut i.,r. La..
who has be,,n s,peding a femw dlays with
the Miss(t SHphic and Alys Hieber, left
Thursday morning for her home.
Mes.;rs. Dave Bieber and I. Perez,
wNere entertained last Wednesday eve
ning ly Misses Sophie and Alie' Biteber
Bertha Miller, Louise Perrin and Jo
Miss sc Louise I'errin and Jo.º)ephine
Trenil. of lcmi tr!, ee, i.a., spent last
Wednesday at Junior with Misses S. L..
and A. R. Hieber.
Messrs. J. and R. Savoie anld Ralph
Williams spent last Sunday evening
with, Misses Sophie and A lys Bieber.
Mr. N. B. Cannon of Happy Jack,
is visiting his daujghtcr. Mrs. 11. Me
Mr. Wire I.. Cannon was the guest of
his sister M1rs. Hi. Mc.Curdy, last Sun.
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