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The Lower Coast Gazette
The Lower Coast Gazette Go.
President. Secretary.
Pointe-a-la-Hache, Louisiana.
Entered at the Pointe-a-la-Hache Postoffice as
Second Class Mail Matter.
Prices of Corn.
The corn crop now harvesting in Louisiana
being about double the ordinary quantity and
estimated for the entire state at 40 millions of
usbhels, instead of 20, is creating quitt an in
.quiry as to the probable prices for corn and as
to the best methods of securing what would be
fair prices, iil'things considered. It is reported
that. New Orleans buyers are now offer
W ffl5 cents per bushels for shelled corn, de
. ~~l in New Iberia. We get this informa
,Lrn from the New Iberia INTERPRISE and it
fixes the present value for the 56 pounds of
shelled corn at slightly over one cent per pound.
This is doubtless a reasonable price, all things
zonsidered at this time of the year' On the
other hand, the prices of corn in Louisiana are
ordinarily determined by the price in Chicago,
the transportation to New Orleans and thence
to the country and including the cost of bag
To realize the whole value of corn in the
community it will be necessary for any surplus
offering on the market to be first exhausted and
then for those having corn to sell to await the
local demand and supply it just as the corn is
needed. Any effort to force corn upon the
market in advance of a positive demand for it
must necessarily result in unduly low prices.
Apart from this, however, there is a degree
of vagueness in dealing in corn in Louisiana
that ought to be removed as far as possible by
more definite terms. By common usage in
this state seventy pounds of ear corn constitute
a'bushel, which is based upon the assumption of
western conditions, where the cobs of corn are
smaller than here. Seventy pounds of corn in
the cob in the fall of the year being sold as the
Se ivalent of a bushel of fifty-six pounds of
"3 lled corn, indicates an expected shrinkage of
:-:fourteen pounds, 6r twenty per cent. We have
been told that in the West, after more or less
of this shrinkage had occured, corn was sold at
sixty pounds to the bushel, the equivalent of
fifty-six pounds of shelled corn, the intervening
season between the autumn and spring making
the difference of two pounds on seventy.
We now note the ENTERPRISE states that
fromactual experiment a hundred and fifty
pound barrel of corn will shell out about ninety
one pounds of corn, or 1.62 bushels. This would
be a yield of slightly over 60 per cent. of the
weight of the ear corn in shelled corn, and
lhence we presume that this means that the
hundred and fifty pound barrel of corn will be
corn in the slip shuck. Corn in Louisiana,
within our personal experience, has been stored
more generally in the slip shuck, which is pre
sumed to serve as a preventative to injury by
the weevil. We understand that large quanti
tiesare'also sold after the shuck is taken off,
or as'ordinary corn is sold in the West. An
other:trouble incident to this is the fact that
tli term "barrel" itself is a very uncertain one,
sugar barrels having 19-inch heads, flour bar
rel17-inch heads and produce barrels 16-inch
hiad. Flour barrels, vith 17-inch heads, are
the commonly accepted standard and in the
Oipd ol days, when flat boats brought large
MW tifis of ear corn down the river, it was
ptplpy to fill a flour barrel with what seem
e. tp Be t~p general aerage of the corn on the
bot and to then shell it out and then ascertain
in this way the nunnber p4 pounds, which would
'vary accor3ing to the sipe of the barrel from
ninety to ope hundred and ten pounds of shelled
corn, tpe p~ilers of the corn generally endeavor
lSp splept a large barrel when the weighing
wIas done ani the smaller barrels after the sale
was made and the deliveries began in these
setectel bawrls.
Anothr ppint in corn is the fact that small
ars, nuhians and such, will yield a far less per
peutage of corn to the flour barrel full ani
Ilightly ronded, than will be the yield from
;po, lar.Fp pars of corn. In fact, we have
"u, ifi'we recall the figures correctly, that
,.e*lIent p~prn in the slip shuck when measured
i floup harl!s will weigh seventy to eighty
pounds of shelled corn, while we have had act
ual determixiations made in which the yield from
per corn made in barrels of the same size went
s low as thirty pounds, all shuck and cob and
These suggestions are to indicate that there
i noe.pipper way to sell corn, the general value
of wIeh is to be determined by measurement,
reuptiaR to take some given measure and a
'himpl~ of the corn and to shell out the
.ag ,guh to thus determine by it what the
ag iLpstretate of yield is, or the actual
p~ggeet Ield for the given measure. In some
u~i i th state it has been the custom for
decades to call a barrel of slip shuck corn level
full a bushel. That is equivalent to a yield in
shelled corn of fifty-six pounds, the barrel to
be of the flour barre! si::e. This is a good,
rough and ready measure, but a better one
would be to-weigh all the corn in whatever con
' itio it is and then sell a sufficient quantity of
it to determine the percentage of the yield in
shelled corn. We have found that in ordinary
flour barrel method of buying and selling, good
corn in the slip shuck would yield over fifty-six
pounds to the barrel and poor corn would yield
Those who have produced corn in Louisiana
this season for sale will be disappointed if they
try to force it all upon an unwilling market at
the present time. Nearly everyone has raised
mire ,r less corn and until the limited supplies
shall have been exausted and an inquiry begins
after the first of the new year from those who
are short in supplly of corn those who have an
excess will be unable to realize its full Louisiana
value. Corn in Chicago is now quoted at 55
cents, which is said to mean 68 cents in New
Orleans and, let us say, 76 cents in the country.
and to this would have to be added the cost of
its bagging, making the corn cost about 80
cents a bushel, based upon the present Chicago
quotations, the corn to be delivered after the
first of the year, with no intervening profit to
any middlemen. These figures would indicate
that after the first of the year., when a positive
demand will arise for corn, it cannot be got
from the West and brought to New Orleans,
rehagged and sent to the interior throughout
the sugar belt at a cost of less than $1'25 a bar
rel that would shell out eighty-four pounds, or
a bushel and a half.
River Pollution.
Efforts are now making in New York City
to prevent the pollution of the waters of the
harbor by dumping garbage into it or into the
waters contiguous thereto, the incoming tides
floating the garbage back to the city. The
Waterways League of Greater New York and
Long Island is sending out letters to every
Marine club in the five boroughs of the great
metropolis, asking for reports regarding the
condition of the waters in the vicinity of each
organization. In its appeal for this information
reference is made to the unsanitary, barbarous,
disease breeding and filth laden condition of the
waters which everywhere surround New York
City and it says the situation must be improved
and that it believes by united effort the waters
can be made pure and sanitary.
Just at the time this is going on in New
York a conference is being held in New Orleans
between the Mayor of New Orleans, the Orleans
Levee Board and the Port Commission as to the
proper places in New Orleans where the garb
age of the great city may be dumped into the
Mississippi River, to pollute the river for the
hundred and more miles of its flow below the
city. As these garbage dumping points are
public nuisances, it becomes quite a serious
matter in New Orleans as to where these nuis
ances shall be located. It is stated that the
Port Commission had not yet designated the
localities, but indicates that proper localities
will be named in due course and that new dump
ing stations will be built at the designated
places and that the dumping of the garbage
into the river will be continued.
More than half of the people of the city of
New Orleans and all of the people of the Lower
Coast live below the proposed points of pol!u
tion. The great new refinery of the American
Sugar Refining Co., which consumes thousands
of tons of water daily, will get its supply from
this polluted river and the two hundred and
fifty thousand people living below the present
intake of the waterworks will be forced victims
of this river pollution, insofar as they may be
compelled to use river water, and it is said that
it is on the cards now to compel the exclusive
use of the river water and the abolition of rain
water cisterns in the city.
Any way, it becomes us who are citizens of
the Parish of Plaquemines, to protest against
this action on the part of the city of New Or
leans in dumping its garbage into the river and
to take such other action in the matter as may
be necessary to preserve the health of the par
ish against this barbarous practic?.
Good Roads in Terrebonne Parish.
The Parish of Terrebonne seems to be de
sirous of being ranked among the most pro
gressive of the state. At the June meeting of
the Police Jury its finance Committee submitted
the budget of expenses for the current' year,
amounting to $37,000 and including $5,500 for
roads, bridges and shells for public roads and
for the maintenance of drainage, which budget
was adopted and ordered advertised for the
usual thirty days. On August 31st the Terre
bonne Police Jury passed an ordinance levying
a ten mill parish tax, of which four mills will
be set aside for school purposes and six mills
for the current expenses of the parish, includ
ing the appropriation hereinabove stated for
roads. It is estimated that in this way they
will be able to apply directly to road improve
ment at least $8,000 per annum.
Until recently they have maintained the
Parish of Terrebonne the old fashioned way of
requiring the riparian property owners, or those
fronting on the raads, to work the same, and
this has resulted there, as everywhere else, in
very poor roads. Doubtless the new system
will work much better, just as it has done with
the levee system, which never was under satis
factory control until the legislature. authorized
the creation of levee districts, with the power
of taxation as granted in the constitution.
Apart from the move that they are now
making in Terrebonne in regard to this allot
ment of funds for roads, is a contemplated spe
cial five mill road tax, to be determined by the
vote tif ,i:e ,-,,,e. i -' V:= ....:.
is h, son . a. ifLhe same pdiift Lhat we are in
the Parish of Plaquemines, but still they have
not the extended road lines that we have here,
comprising spme two hunered niles. Terre
bonne has the advanta'e of a
large supply of sy:ter shels, the
result of its great oyster in
dustry, and we in Plaquemines
shouldh certainly utilize our re
sources of the same kind, and we
trust that our police jury at its
Snext session will take somn, av
tion in regard to this vit:tl
Mlisses Louella -:ouslh.e and lmmrna
Treadlaway were the guest; of M1i::
RIselia TIreadaw\av on Sunlay.
Miss Leocadi. Martin wa:; ti,. n ust
of lhe MisA s s Ma:. C',ville a, lo..L-,
oleous:selle on i.'ri.ia .
Miss Irene Treadaway was the guest
of Miss Louise ouS:;elle 'el: Sundaiy.
Mr, and ,Mr;. Wilson Tr'a:eaway
were the guests of M rs. Ifer:. 'lTe:r
away on Sunday.
Mr. (.Geiori.e' Treadaway entertained a
few of his friend s and relatives S'idal
afternoon at a bever party. Those
present were: Mi.;ses Enuna T'reada
way, Louella IHoisselle, Bertha and
(Celine Soelis, Roselia and SiOni:T'fre ta
away, Mr. al:d Mr., lbridge Tradn
Sway, Mr.i and Mrs. WiLMon Treadaway.
Messrs. Renoi Chedviile, Joseph, John.
{Henry and ,ames 'Treadaway, Biarry
Solis, August Armstrong and l"red
Richardson. ieifrr.shments were fol
lowed by music and dancing. Nw
'i' Texas is the pllace' to have ait gIid tlie.
Miss Mary 'i'readaway slInt Sunday
in Homl e Placei't ig " ieni.
A jolly fishing party left Point Pleas
ant on the trim launch Algiers to spend
several days at Bank More. Our appe
tites being greatly increased by the
time we arrived at the camp, some- one
suggested unpacking the baskets. All
seemed to enjoy the dainty and tempt
ing supper immensely. We then set
out for a moonlight ride over the
waters of Bayous Jack and Bis. (On
returning to the camp we decided to
retire, each promising to be up bright
and early in the morning to try their
luck at fishing. The most successful
lisherman being Sid Johnson. who sue
ceeded in landing a three foot red lish.
After a very pleasant stay we returned
Saturday evening, each hoping that the
trip would be repeattd in the near fu
ture. Those compri.ing the party
were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pelas, Misses
Carrie Johnson, Kitty en ie;, Laura
Richmond, Messrs. Edward Pelas, aid
Johnson, (;ussie iMingle and Masters.
Curtis and Clifford Pelas.
The wveddmng of Miss Rose Buras to
Mr. John Brown, was very quietly cele
brated last Saturday night at the home
of the bride's parent;. The bride was
beautifully gowned in white and car
ried a large cluster of bride roses and
fern. Judge E. Filon performed the
ceremony. Only a limited number of
relatives and friends were present, and
delicious refreshments were served be
fore the guests departed.
Mr. John Freedman oi New Orleans
visiting relatives here.
The launch Standard, took a very
jolly crowd out riding last Saturday
night, the participants wef'e; Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene DeArmas, Mrs. Oscar
Buras, Mrs. J. Bernard, Misses Amelia
Katie and Nellie Bernard, Miss Jennie
Buras, Judge E. Felon, Messrs. Joseph
Oscar, Theodule Durabb, Manuel Buras,
John Freedman and Samuel Armstrong.
While returning home at a late hour,
Judge Fellon and the Supt. of the boat
insisted upon having some singing, and
the Misses Bernard, assisted by Messrs.
John Freedman, Joseph Oscar and
Samuel Armstrong, gratified their de
sire by singing a few of the latest
Mrs. F. J. Blaise, who has been on
the sick list for the last few weeks is
now recuperating.
Home Place.
The roofing of the Homeplace school
house has been completed.
Misses Othilde and Eunice Jacob of
New Orleans, spent last week here,the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Ose.
Mrs. Frank Giordano and Mrs. Gus
tave Ballay, accompanied their sons,
Edwin and Sidney, as far as New Or
leans, on their way to enter Holy Cross
Mr. Frank Giordano was a business
visitor to the Crescent City two days
this week.
Miss Birdie Giordano returned home
Wednesday from a very enjoyable trip
North. She was accompanied by her
cousin, Sidney Ballay and Miss G. O.
Lockwood of Baton Rouge, La. They
visited friends in Chicago, Ill. St. Jo
seph. Michigan, and St. Louis Mo.
while the guests of Dr. and Mrs. F. A.
Snyder of Michigan, they had the pleas
ure of meeting Mr. John Meyers, of
Berdrandville, La.
Miss Othilde Jacob was the guest of
Miss Birdine Giordano last Sunday.
Mrs. F. Borne and little daughter, of
Algiers, are the guests of Judge and
Mrs. R. Ermmct Hingle.
Miss J. Ward Gunn, of New Orleans,
is spending some time at the home of
her sister Mrs. Sidney B. Mevers.
Win. F. Roy, Editor of the St. Ber
nard Voice was in our town on Sunday,
and whik herr' he, on,. " ,"v,, ,
7c' A'' >. an,. n-'. u_. :. iarvauuaas.
Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Livaudais and
family, who have been spending the
summer in our town, returned to their
home in Friscovilie, Monday evenin..
w a ,:- i t, h, thet ,41 ' h. * ;-I *' ,
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Hon. :\n ry Mr .. M ars t ., t +, i:, o ,:+i \','+:t
: i"tt. l tii at , . ,-ir" ' Pitif.,'tilt " a
1V:1,, f1 xicý. , V . ! l o',,.''- ,) tar:, n .l . ':tf.
t)'h .i .I t: Ih ' -,t' ',.L , t . i :+ i-.
D. r. l , ',, r, t o e nrc tur 'd ho! , et '
It'u.iPi mtoi'ii:"1!' in 1 tji fr a t1.days' '.t
to hit old th(om1 lin) littl t' iviill,
rth Carolina. Cah.
D)r. ailhard SeagleI of ti tllas whot
has been spendting t',;',en days Iloni Bnir.
atti nil :! t lo hi i brothers pnceticew i ur
iPO' hIis gibs-iI er,' Iretuirtn ' !E to f 1Qu
l'-It A' ce Pitot to ' Nel. Orh'.ans is."
Sisitieg osn Belair'.
. .Capt(l. Shtr Loc:'a with his: charm-l
it his ard alanl baby girl is ovi; f1il
North Carolina ot visit ti Mr. lj. t.
Sa'age. th-ad tf Passh,.
hars. W. pn. O'rin en and f nev h air
i thing to reosite in ther SavAget, hn ' at
ithit Htad of thie Past t les.i" f,. il ' i1
man Samel0 Giibfnl ore antI a caityv o
ladits Rad gentlemen ftr a few days
r.boat, . Underwriter. Cat. ,ben i tichel
Nthe gallant tresidtnt of the Assocr -
tio actaed as 'master of ceremonies.
The guests w r p also en te tainel at the
station at Pilot Town. where the party
aOnly this' wht o hatv the rie d ts -
Capt. Mich an his the afale corps stlc
appre a time this pargty_ enjo e.
eCan ts. Andersone and Lavirtne ia r
hack from Northern sojourns. The;'
laiss Alice Pitot el for rfew a.yi
went North but, unlike Cook and Pcarv
they i ere seeking their health, not the
North CPole. We are pleased to state
once more and have reported for luty.
Mr. tJno. Dymond, who, with other
proheminent citizens of New Orleans is
interested in a large rice crop inr the
onet thiat oithe crop from the arecent
high tides and that they have begun
harrvesting the rice. At sarmple which
we saw is of a surerior quality of Hionc
durats eed, large andt heavy heta(s. The
ackyie!d, proortioned on what they save
prtyise to be verny satisfactory. had
they been ale to save ftheir entire crop
Sthe yied wou have beis te handsom ellyt
nThc oysters afrom Salt Wordks art now
in such fine condition that New Orleansi
dealers nr canceling t their osaers with
fishern in o ther waters, for the tient
being and are supplying their wants
carrying from 500 to 800 acks a tripc
whicha shows up well for this perioad of
the season. A sa t estimate of the
Sshipments this woul d foot up to 0tt
Master Frank Cannon of this place
is spending a few days with his ratti
Mr. Wire Canit'40 spent Seirode'av with
his sster, Mrs H. MCurdy f Junior.
Mr. Espy Cannot who hal be-i
sbending his vacation with his family,
has returned to Nt. Orleans to resume
his work.
Mr. J. E. Pelton of Potesh, spent
Sunday evening with Dr. (oA. Ip. Hays
Mr. ant Mrs. F. W. Cannor, sprnt
Sunday with the MissEs Ada and N.
Mr. N. B. Cannon paid a visit to
Mrs. J. F. FernaC nf P sh, -snt
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Each departmie. t by itself a store. We pa'S
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