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Pointe=a=la-Hache, Louisiana. for I
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PLAQUEMINES PARISH POLICE JURY, hear
EN;LIS(iH TURN DRAINAGE DISTRICT,
PLAQUEMINES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD,
RIVERE Aux CHENES DRAINAGE DISTRICT, a gr
PLAQUEMINES PARISH EAST BANK LEVEE DISTRIC ,
PLAQUEMINES P'ARISH ROAD DISTRICT No. f., tere
LAKE BOI:GNE BASIN LEVEE DISTRICT, indlg
BELLE CIIASsC DRAINAGE DISTRICT,
GRAND PRAIRIE LEVEE DISTRICT, seas
BURAS LEVEE DISTRICT. beer
TERMS:--ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. fron
Entered at the Pointe-a-la-Hache Postoffice as seer
Second Class Mail Matter. is d
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 1912. the
Intensive Cultivation. Plat
ELSEWHERE in this issue will be seen an il- yea
lustration of the results brought about by the tha
Texas Industrial Congress in its prize contest n
in Dallas in 1912. . The illustrations attempt to the
give in the size of the graphic exhibit a better the
comprehension of the variations in yield. At arc
the left hand below will be noted the ten year ot
corn average of Texas at 19 bushels per acre th
and the big ear at the top shows that the prize d
crop was 167 1-2 bushels per acre, nearly nine tht
times the average yield. As all of the contest
ants for the prizes were probably intensive cul- pe
tivators to a greater or less extent, it will be it
noted that 51 bushels per acre was their general to
average, while the lowest prize winner had an
average of 62 1-2 bushels of corn per acre. of
The.. y'ield of cotton is equally surprising, as m
the ten years average'was but a third of a bale sh
per acre, while the largest yield in the contest an
this last season was 2.38 .bales per acre. The th
average of all contestants ..was 1.04 bales per th
acre and the lowest prize winner was 1.1&. bales
per acre. This illustration and the figures given of
speak volumes to the earnest tiller of the soil. W
It is manifest that if the work be well done the a
results will be correspondingly increased. There st
is every reason to believe that the profitable tl
cultivation of all of our crops demands first class ' f
work. Perhaps these extraordinarily large f
crops may cost more than they are worth, ow- I
ing to the immense sacrifice of other crops in 01
Sbringing these prize crops up to their perfec- h
tion, but still, back of all this lies the fact that Y
any one of us can produce at least twice as
much in quantity of our standard crops as we
do if we would give them the very best atten- S
Stion in every direction, which includes the prop- . d
>er fertilization of the crop and yet only such "
fertilization as experience has shown to be S
Let us emulate our Texas congeners and see C
if we in the Parish of Plaquemines cannot grad- I
`ually increase all of our crops. It is a matter of
portance to our rice planters to learn that at
eRie Eiperiment Station at Crowley it has
n found this rice responds as quickly as any
crop to firtilization and if so. and a prop-..
r6tation of ci'bpa ME establislkd theluding
Ahe planting of corn and peas it would seem I
that a given area of land cdn be made to pro
duce in one year what it would do in two years
~iWith our standard methods of rice cultivation.
t is comparatively manifest that sugar cane
elture unless carried on in a very careful way
ill not be profitable at the prices ordinarily
id for sugar cane. On the othefr hand, with
equatepreparation and a proper rotation of
ps including corn 9td peas, sugar cane can
ertainly be made aa profitable crop, but.4 we
ust have first class crops and not second nor
bird class, as *has been generally the case in
In regard to corn, there is scarcely any crop
fwhich we have any knowledge that can come
t so disastrously poorly as corn does when it
been neglected. Our soils will produce large
s of corn, but the corn must be worked
~hen the work is needed and it will be made all
better if cultivated once a week. t Some of
good corn planters on the 'upper coast plant
corn in five foot rows for special cultivation
ha view of keeping down the grass and en
oring to have it gone over with cultivating
hines once a week. Let us all try to work
a- iearly as we can to the Texas crop con
The High Cost of Living.
nI'iilla..S. Department of Agriculture has
ni naking some very careful and interesting
jes in regard to the cost of distributing food
from the farmer who produced them to
' ity man, or to the country man who con
them after buying them in the city.
ul calculationis have been made demon
in the -fact that it costs $7 t6 take $6
of ee from the country and deliver
the people who eat it.~ At a glance this
of money to the middle men all along the . line East of
who take $7 out of every $13 worth that is eaten ing On a
by the consumer. Unhappily for many of our Term
truck gardeners in Plaquemines, the whole $13
has often been taken and bills have come back Sheriff
for freight and incidental expenses and that is Jan 25.
the reason why our truck gardeners feel so dis
heartened at the present time.
It is hardly fair to judge of the success of
a great industry like our truck gardening in- am
terest, or any. other one of our many permanent
industries by the results of one, two or three
seasons. These particular seasons may have
been quite disastrous,: as has' been the case Regi
from the sugar ;planter's point -'of view in Jan. 3s
seems almost imnossible of accuracy and yet it
is difficult to produce green corn, or sweet po
t-)toes in Plaque iies Parish and get them onto
the tables of theconsjmers in New Orleans or
Chicago without paying a considerable amount The
Plaquemines Parish for the last thiree or four mislail
years. There is, however, ono salient fact and gage,
that is that if thirteen dollars worth of produce dich,
on an average only brings back six dollars to dowfd
the party who produces it, it is manifest that $524.
the producer should first of all supply himself annun
and his household with adequate supplies and one
not go and buy in New Orleans or elsewhere parap
thirteen dollars worth of some one else's pro- amodrt f
duct, but avail himself of his own product and bert;
thus save all charges. and f
To do this it would be necessary for our said a
people to raise more meat thai they now do. line I
It would be necessary for them to have fences- in th
to keep their own hogs and cattle in pasture Book
and to fence other peocle's hogs and cattle out nego
Sof their lands. Fencing is an expensive com
modity, but it is imperative that good fencing
should be had if we are to have any livestock,
and livestock is universally considered to be Pa
the real heart of farming and more valuable esta
than any other single item. pleAny
There is no particular difficulty in the Parish hold
of Plaquemines in curing pork, provided the esta
work is done in the winter time and it would be sam
a comparatively easy matter if a farmer had A
Ssufficient corn to raise a few hogs by letting
e them graze in well fenced pastures and then to
Sfatten them with corn off the corn land of the y
farm and thus avoid buying meat at the high the
prices that are current in New Orleans. When ao
n ona raises his own meat on his own place it is tag
She then who gets the high prices, or their equi
t valent in meat.
It is often spoken of that the Parish of J
ýe Plaquemines is relatively one of the largest con- t
sumers of condensed milk in the country. Con- ,s.
pdensed milk is bought at high prices and yet ma
,h .we live in a land where the grass grows the co,
be year roiund and grows with such rapidity and fie
persistence that it frequently makes the culture
ee of whole 'crops too expensive to secure any
d- profitable results therefrom. Certainly in a
of country of that kind, where the growth of sb
at grass is so luxuriant, owing to the rainfall and ce
as sunshine, we ought to be able to get all the Mt
nymilk tkat we need and all the butter without dE
buying either of these zcrmmodities in' the city, tu
ng dnd in this way realize the 'itire $:3 and not
pm iay over to 'the middle men the $7 as is now
ro- done. h,
Brs The chicken crop is said to be one of the hrtc
largest sources of revenue in the United States, M
me amounting to many millions of dollars. Chick- lia
ray ens and eggs are always in demand and in a a
ily country where there is plenty of grass on
ith which chickens can graze and opportunities for
of growing corn in large quantities, as can be so
a ,readily done here in Louisiana, the poultry and c
we egg question ought to be one of'easy solution. ~
nor Yet we fnd a practical famine in the egg tiar
in .ket and our country people often go to the city
to buy'eggs and thus pay out their $7 to cover 1
rop the penses of 'the middle men, who give the
me fari-± but $6 for $13 worth of eggs in the be- t
nit ginnin'g. The old fashioned up-country farmer
rge 'wored these things all out and, "in fact, the
ked old a'shioned farmers have been working these
al things all out for rnany centuries, not only up
of in the western states, but everywhere in the
lant world. It was only when manufactured com
tion modities'came down so much in price because
ena of the invenrtion of new methods and new ma
ing chines that the production of clothing on the
tork farm ceased to be a leading feature of thd home
aon- work. In the old linsey woulsey days the boys
'nd girls were clad in homespun of their own.
A 'careful study of all our resources alang
agricultural lines we believe would be very ben
has e0cial to everyoue. It requires care and prud
ting ence and constant watchfulness and with all
food these we believe that there is uo place on earth
. to where the &out of living can be so comfortably
'con- cared for as in the Parish of Plaquemines. We
city.can raise the corn and the hay, the chickens,
non-· the eggs, the cows and the hags and thus have
a home supply of meat and milk and reduce our
B cost of living to the six dollar basis, rather than
liver to continue on the the thirteen dollar basis so
this common at present.
thite of Louiisana Parish of
Pederson Co., Ltd. vs Clement
et ala. No. 1083. Twenty
th Judicial District Court.
virtue of and in obedience to an
t Court to me directed by the
le, the Twenty-Ninth Judical
Court in and for the Parish of
rines, dated the 20th day of
r 1913, in the above entitled
Shave seized and will proceed to
' public auction, at the principal
door i the Court-house at Pointe
aoe on Saturday the 1st day of
h of March 1918, at 11 o'clock,
.following described property
dvided one half (1-2) interest
Tred ine telfth in
jvded ono twelfth (1-12) in
terest of Cleon Treme.'
The undivided one twelfth (1-12) in
terest of Generes Treine, together with
the usufract of the 'property in its en
tirety now vested in. said -Clement
Treme, in the following property to
wit: One acre front on the Mississippi
River by Forty arpents in depth, about
forty-one miles below the city of New
Orleans, bounded on the upper side by
lands of Alfred Comrnin, and below by
lands of Octave Treme, eituated in the
Parish of Plaquemines, together with
all the buildings and i!improvements
thereon, and all the rights, Ways, priv
ileges, servitudes and advantages there
unto belonging or in any wise apper
Seized in the above suit.
Terms of sale Cssh.
FRANK C. MEVERS.
Sheriff of the Parisi of Plaquemines.
Jan. 25. Feb. 1,8, 15, 22. Mar. 1.
The State of Louisiana, Parish
Succession of Rosalie Hingle, Cavalier
Martin, No.. 984. Twenty-Ninth
Judicial District Court,.
By virtue of and in obedience to an
order of Court to me directed by the
Honorable, the Twenty-Ninth Judicial
District Court in and for the Parish of
SPlaquemines, dated the 20th day` of
January,. 1913, in the above entitled
Ssuit, I have seized and will proceed to
sell at public auction, at the Courto
House at Pointe a la Hache on Satur
day the 8th day of the month of Feb
rusry at 11 o'clock a. mn. the: following
de2SLrib. lrperty to-wit:
t'hl Undi ;ided One Third (1-3) of the..
uniidd on haLi . (-2) interest in
o S Iction 11 .. Township 20 S. R. S18
East, .oat Eastern Landl DistrrtA
East of the Mississippi River, contain
ing One Hundred and Sixty-two and
55-100 acres of land.
Terms of Sale:- Cash. ood
FRANK C. MEVERS, and
Sheriff of the iParish of Plaquemines. uve
Jan 25. Feb. 2.
January 11, 1913..
I am applying for a pardon. New ý
Registration Notice. RICE
Registration of voters will be made FOR I
at Nestor, Precinct 2, Ward 3, Friday
Jan. 31, 1913. and in Q
ERNEST ALBERTI. JOHN I
Ex-Officio Registrar of Voters.
'he undersigned has either lost or RA`
mislaid one certain promissory mort- .rs;
gage note made by Mrs. Angeline Ben- tere
dich, wife of Herman Hicey, to her Lea
own order and by herself indorsed, nesr
dated March 3, 1905, in the sum ou day
$524.70, with interest at 8 per cent pei Thit
annum from date until paid, payable F
one year after date, said note being 9r
paraphed "ne varietur" in conformity
arid foi identification with an act of
mortgage executed before A. P. Al
berti; late ex-officio Notary Public in
and fof thisparish, oin March 3, 1905,
said actlbeing made by said Mrs. Ange
line Bendich, wife of Herman Hicey, in T
favor of Mare "ognevichi and recorded B
in the mortgage office of this parish, in
Book "P," folio 390, No. 154. g
The public is hereby warned n ;t to
negotiate for said note., t
MARC COGNEVICH. e
SParties holding claims against the
e estate of the late Jacob Frautlein will
please send them to the undersigned.
Anyone owing said Jacob Frautlein or
holding any property belonging to his
e estate is requested to settle or deliver .e
e same. ERNEST ALBERTI,
d Admin. Estate of Jacob Frautlein.
SPointe a la HIfache, La. 5005
SHer Speaking' Silence.
`e It is the things.she leaves undone,
h the words she leaves unsaid, that a.
woman says more a thousand times
than ever is asked of her.-"The An
iS tagonist," by E. Temple ThKrston.
9f A piece of plate.glass to lay over B
z- the polished surface of the dressing ta
ble is a modern fashion which pre
n surves the wood from stains or scorch
et marks caused by spirit lamps , and
Ie tongs, while the washing of toilet
covers is avoided and dusting simpli
nyflY Steering Committee._.
a Registry clerk--"It is necessary for
me to ask the mother of the bride if
of she has nothing to say before I pro
nd ceed with the ceremony." Voice of
he Mother (in background)-"All I have
to say is that if I hadn't had a good
)ut deal to say already they never would
ty, have'landed here." .
OW Mementoes of Sir Walter Scott.
The Edinburgh Corporation museum
has been enriched by the presentation
the to it of two letters written by Sir
CS, Walter Scott; the qdill the great
ck- I novelist used, a lock of his hair, and
a box of quill paints with portrait of
a Sir Walter on ther lid;.
f Well Answered.
SO When he once asked a London
nd class or girls, added Dr. Macnamara,
what they would any- if he told them
he saw the sun rise in the west, he
jar- got the reply that it was impossible.
city "But," he persevered "supposing I
still declared I had seen the sun rise
ver in the west?" "Well," one of' the
the girls at length replied, "I should
be- think you must lrnve got up rather
the Sweet Part. '
lese "How sweet it is to have a friend
up whom you ean trist!" "Yes, especially
the if he doesn't ask you to trust him "
Sacred Heart Review.
ome Cypress and
boys Long La
aarth Rough and* Dressed,
ably Flooring, Ceiling, Sid
We r ing, Shinle, bathes,
en, Address ':;:-:;-·`
Parish 719 Whitney Bank Bldg.,
New Orleans, Louisiana
yS-Ninthi . · rgnf_:;:
ce tooa a Oreat Southern
iby the LUmber Company,
arish of of ogalusa, La.,
d dy of manufacturing excel
entitled I oat long leaf pine-ln " -
eeed to bei agent of
Satur- Chalmette -
of Feb- Cypress CompE-ly- .
- of Chr's ntts ~ La..
3) oo t he manufactutig Cy
;erest in ress lumber shingles
Disst ritA th
S. R. 18
food Sound Boiler Shells
and Flues suitable 2or
Gulverts .for P antatiot
Southern Scrap Material Co. ;id.
P. G. 3ox 734
New Orleans = = = L : -a.
DC 4B Five Hundred Acres
RICE LA of First-Class Rice
FOb RE T Land on Belair and
and in Quanties to Suit.
JOHN DYMOND, BELAIR P. O. LA.
EUG. DE ARMAS. M. 0, BU'
RAS and M. G. B1JRAS, Own
ers; Eng ae Armas, Mas
ters: J. C. C E ARMAS, ~lerk
Leaving Wednesdays and Sat
urdays at 6 o'clock a. m. AWVd
nesdays for Port Eads. Satur
days for Venice. Returning
Thursdays and Sundays. -
Freight received Mondays,
T'uesdays and Fridays foot o
The Clebrated Russell
d Big Boll Cotton Seed
grown on the Belview
;c Plantation. For from I
to 10 bushels $2 per bush
el. For over 10 bushels
$1.50 per bushel. Per
ton $60 F. O. B. Free
from boll weevil and a
ill big producer. Suitable
d to our soil. Apply to J.
or G. Pervis, Nero, ja.
er eorge H. Conrad
5005 Dauphine St., or 413-314
Mibearnia Bank Bldg., New Orleans
Aidress Warren Beedy:
eS: Pn1a ix. Leoisiana.
Li r~R rt~atýýý"" r tag~
Night Tra in
11:45 P M.
; Successor to APPEL & WFFY.
Solicits your ship.
ments of Louisiana
Grape Fruit and veg.
na Hol BRP
Best line of gents furnishing goods, dry goods, gro.
ceries, flour, feed, hardware, etc. in the parish, come
and give us a trial. Our Brandenlburg linens are the
latest thing in dress goods. Also just received a fine
line of flanneletts, ginghams, fine laces and embroid
eries. The best of service guaranteed at all times
Ihe Courthouse tore
WiMl. T. HARDIE, M. M. HARDIE, JOS. F. SC!RUERMANN
President. Vice-President. Sec. & Treas.
WiliaS Kharssi Lm, Umiti
.mporters and Jobber's of Day Goods, Notion:s,
ancid Men's Furnishing Goods. 209=211=213=
&=215 Magazine Streete 512 Commloni
Street.,i5 : 0ravie Stree'.
W leans: 13 : : onisi a
WOODWAPJ), W aV U, us
W D" . A f' . " . " iG : ; i ~ c r.t~/
Phone Mal 46A7
SThe Open Day and Night Rous.'.
Biggest General Supply House in the
South. Everything in IHardware,
Ship Chandlery, Mill Supplies and
Groceries. Full and Complete Line
of Game Traps, Paints, Loaded
Shells, Cutlery and Stoves. Motor
Boat Specialties, Gas and Gasoýne
Engines, Batteries, etc. Traveling
Renresentative :-: -:- :-: -:-.
W. Lo PETERSc
~CA~a~~ <N! <RBI !
ave wou Amnima!s Vaiiated Now and us only Pasteurs Vcmaint *"arine
.. LYONS COMPANY, LTD.
: S H A, V , I R P " Ir6
104 ROYAL STREET
Between Canal and Customhouse,
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.
CHARLES H. VWICHTERIll, Proprietor.
SAC. P, ,hrail Rio. o ' $65._
Corr~iplete With Salt Water Fitting:.) A Complete line of Yacht Sup
plies, Batteries and Spark Plugs. ARPTHUR DUVIOc 126 OCartres Et.
New Orleans, Louisiana.
Are made right and of best
material0 A full line of
Carriages and Buick Auto
mobiles. Write for ata
log and Prices :=: -:
jOSEPH SCHWARTZ CO.9LIMITED
New Orleans9 Louisiana.
Highest Prices Paid For
Old Time Furniture, Jew
elry and. Brie a Brac.
Address Miss S. Dia
mond, Diamond, 1 a.
Pu urni ture
DAMERON-PIERSON CO., LTD.
Manufacturing Stationers and
C1ank Book Makers, Printers,
Lithographers, Desks & Chairs,
Filing Cabinets and Bookcases.
Phone Main 329.
Open day and night, We
serve the best wines, liquors
and oysters :: :: . : :
103 ROYAL STREET
Heort Ragas ,1. H.Majau
bOar Maller. - Proprietor.
'I tie at"
528 Gravier Stret
New Orleansf La.
Direct iporterof Sed Rice
Marxel i& it
110 84 l i 0 aazaSit S RLi
Worlds Bottling Co, ltd
Corner Montigut and Royal Streets.
Manufacturers of all highest
grade mineral waters and
All orders given
Country orders a specialty.
Phone Hemiock 291
The Launch Protector
Will leave New Orleans every
Tuesday and Friday morning at
7:00 for all landings as far as
Venice - - - - -
SL.; Ho:ard Ave. Phone Main 455.