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The Lower Coast Gazette m
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The Lower Coast Gazette Co. VO(
Pointe-a-la-Hache, Louisiana. tioj
-:OFFICIAL ORGAN OF:- of
PLAQUEMINES PARISH POLICE JURY, g01
ENGLISH TURN DRAINAGE DISTRICT,
RIVERE AUX CHENES DRAINAGE DISTRICT, lic
PLAQUEMINES PARISH ROAD DISTRICT NO. 1, thf
LAKE BORGNE BASIN LEVEE DISTRICT,
BELLE CHASSE DRAINAGE DISTRICT,
TERMS:--ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. nej
Entered at the Pointe-a-la-Hache Postoffice as slan
Second Class Mail Matter. ba
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1914.
Better Times Are Coming.. t
THE financial press of the 'country generally th<
recounts increased confidence everywhere in
commercial and financial circles and the fact I
that money is more plentiful and apparently less Ti
actively sbu'ght for all of which would indicate wi
that the panic of 1907 has finally expended its se
force and that in this, the seventh year, the tide th
is beginning to turn. -'
The enormous crop production in the western br
states of the federal union last year gave assur- or
ances that the country as a whole was unques- as
tionably very prosperous. The bank clearings
throughout the North and West indicated quite ar
a material increase in business and the gradual tu
expansion of credits. The currency bill, which
gave so much trouble to the leading financiers di
of the country, seems now to be considered a so
comparatively harmless law, so far as high ce
finance is concerned and a really beneficial law in
insofar as the easy distribution of the funds of TI
the country are concerned. All these are in- -e
fluepces that are prevailing north of us and are tl
leading to what we may soon realize as a final
relief from the close conditions that have en- gi
vironed us for some years.
So far as Louisiana is concerned it has had bi
great causes for distress, owing to'the fact that g;
the boll weevil reduced our cotton crop of some it
850, 000 bales down to 250,000 from which point tl
we. have been gradually recovering 'until now g
our cotton crop production stands at about
Our sugar industry has been very severely
hurt during the past three years by unusual
freezes and thn great overflow of 1912, from. I
which 1913 showed only a partial recovery.. 0
The devastating effects of .the great rains ti
that fell in the autumn of 1913 almost annihil- e
iated.the rice crop in western Louisiana and did C
harm to the rice crop everywhere. d
In our own:parish there are evidences of con- 9
fidence in the future of our staple crops.. .We a
understand that the Messrs. Gravolet are going S
to plant Monsecour in rice and the great Scars- 1
dale plantation is being actively` prepared for d
-':.the cominecane crop. On the West bank of th f.
r. aivereane~t, effotrts will be: made ;to. produce
l-arge crops of singar cane for the great Myrtle"
:.Grove sugar factory and altogether we are led
c1: to believe that the situation, while not very at- a
Stractive.agriculturally, is not nearly as bad as it
- might'be and shows signs of early recovery.:
The truck garden crops look beautiful in~
" : Plaquemines Parish and it is to be hoped that.
Sthe delightful winter weatherthat we have been
K-having will continue on into the spring and that
ourtruck gardeners will be able to get their
:: crops out early and to reach satisfactory mar
kets. , '
S The great problem of distributing truck gar
- dening products presents itself throughout all
i· the Gulf states and the truck gardeners are cail
ing m~.eting'after meetirtg with a view of at
:tempting to find some solution of this problem.
SIf we wait for the buyers of St., Louis and I
i:hicago and.elsewhere to come down to our
:parish to buy our prodnuets, we 'may wvait in.
:vain. If we send our products up to those
great cities of the west to be sold for our ac
count, we shall almost surely'suffer, as the
: chances are that they would arrive in these
c: ities on a bad market and with a hasty distri
.. bution.losses would unquestionably occur.
k b. The remedy for this would seem to be in
"lertain comimunities organizing together and
ti; eleeting an agent and sending him td these lo
:i.calities to make these desired distributions. An
.agent for instance for the Lower Coast located
iiin Chicago could by telegraph control carload
shipments, bringing them into Chicago, or li
Sverting them to St. Louis, Cincinnati, Louisville
or Detroit, any of which could be reached bY
~,him in a night's travel and in this way he could
keep in touch with all' tie' markets. In would
; of course require quite a large busine~s tojust
1 ify the keeping of an agent in Chicago to attend
to this work.: His time there would not need to
b over five or six months of the year, but
ab: sd ething of that sort would bageto be devised
and'in some such way these matters 'are ordin"
arily satisfactorily settled. "Wel should adviseI
~our. tiek gardening friends to think the situa-,
Stion over. Any way, all of the evidences that
& we have indicate that we have passed the seii
erest pat of the panicky conditions that have:
Sprevailed with us for so long and we 4iay think .
without undue .optimism that we may expect
better times from now on.
Cuba Stop VYoodooism.
THECuban government is adopting drasti
easures in its efforts to tramp out roodooism,
hat has prevailed throughout the island for6;r
C aprovince where a for year old child was
t fo# voodoo rites, has so icensed so
murder. , of si
It is believed an extensive organization pre- earli
vails among the negroes for the practice of rate
voodooism, and they have relations with strong corn
political factions who in return for legal protec-. the
tion, control their votes. Many henious crimes' whip
of a similar nature to those in Santa Clara have cone
gone unpunished, and so insistent has been pub- sici
lic clamor aroused by the leading. newspapers, in fi
the administration acted. for.
Voodooism can be traced back to 1517, when mov
negro slaves' were brought to Cuba. Thlese seri
slaves stealthily organized their tribal societies plai
and evidences of the savage' rites of the Cara- cert
balls, Araras, Congoes, Mandangas and Muscu- tien
as can yet be found. Gradually tribal lines on
were obliterated and blended into one main so- divi
ciety, but later by gift or purchase, chiefs al- Am
lowed sub-societies .t be organized, first under ser'
.their jurisdiction. : y ing
About 1840 vbodooism developed Into a caste. und
The city wall of Havana was the dividing ine. plai
Those within were pure blooded Africans, those eas
without Creoles. The Creoles established them
selves in Jesus Maria and Guanabacao, across I
the harbor to the Northeast, and, organized a yea
voodoo kingdom. For many years few out- wit
breaks occurred of sufficient importancflor gov- cou
ernment intervention, although rites, feuds and tioi
assassinations continued. ma
The ceremonies of the voodooists are weird see
and ludicrous. They dress in barbarous sus- to
tumes and dance to African music. nei
Voodooism received its substantial checks hel
during American interventionr. The - stalwart los
soldado Americano cared nothing 'for voodoo fai
curses and evil consequences but broke up their 7
meetings and cerernonials with indifference. su
The voodooists have since, until recently, con- by
cealed their evil practices until it was believed a,
they had been given up. an'
During the Gomez administration, they be- ter
gan anew their activities, and a presidential de- it
gree allowing public ceremonials, which had kii
been stopped by the Spaniards. This was re- mi
gaining much former prestige, and smoldering pr,
fires were fanned into a neat blaze, but among WE
the first official acts of the new department of ad
government was to stop the public ceremonials. go
Peculiar Patois. at
OUT in the British West Indian Island of ho
Trinidad there have been . the, past a number: h
of insurrections somie of which were quite
threatening. Somnl free negroes had been tak-,
en from the Southe~ States by Sir Alexander h
Cochran during the. wtr of 1912 and these were
dispersed through the' British West Indies and w
some of them were located in Trinidad. These m
at one time rose in revolt and the Governor, r
Sir Ralph Woodforth, being familiar with the
local patois, in order to be more effective :id- t
dressed them in the same and it was reported as:t
.Ix' "Silence there. What for you make all dat dore
noise? Me no tanid dat, me can tell you. I hear. that
"there have been great disturbances amongst you,' that to
you have been quarrelling and fightihg, and that in one-' I
case there has been a loss of life. Now, me tell you all it
t flat, me no allow dat sortof' ting, me 'take away your
cutlashes, you saver dat? What for you fight? Because
you nasty drunk with rum. You ought to be ashamed.
You no longer now slave. King George have tak .yoil t
t fromAmerica, (you know dis much better place than- t
IAmerica,) he.make you free. What den? Me tell you. b:
all dis (what for you no make quiea your pieaninnyr," you
Sgreat tall ting dere?) Me tell dia, if you free, you no
idle; you savey dat? you worky, but you worky for your
'seive, aund make' grow noice yams and plantains, den 5'
yourwives all fat, and your picaninny tall and smooth., tl
You trie to make your picnies better, and more havey]
dan yourselve. You all stupid, what deni, no yo0r fault p
dat, you no help it. Now but yop free, act for. your-
selve like buckra, and you love your picnies, yes, well
den, you be glad to send dem to school, make dem read; ,
'write, savey counting, and able pray. God Almighty in d
.good words when you no saveydo so yourselve. .i: it
"Now de bishop is come to do all this; 'his Majesty ii
SKing George hive sent him rom England totake care of
Syou and all of "is; hie is very much gentleman and he
e king, you saey, of all the parson, He savey every ting.'
about you,' he love you dearly, he come from England 8
e to see your face, you den very bad people, if.you no obey f
him? Yes, you very bad, much wicked people if you
S The Stomach in Huinger+. t
d ITHIE hundredth anniversary of the entry of a
- one of America's pioneer. rIedie~l investigdators,
n Dr. William Beaumont, into the practice of
id medicine'mtas ittingly commemorated last year .
d The devot~d efforts of this undaunted man. of :
i- science-a'meakwoods physiologist, as Osler hasi
e suggestively alled bhim-hav·ifisr.nis hed t in,1
y spiration tdo a numbeSr of sucesiors 'to repeat
id. the observations whieh Beaumontimade on his
Id famous subject, Alexis St. Martin, the man with~
t the "lid on his stomach." . .
. :. Recently Proffessor Carlson of:: the Univer
to sity of Chicago has made a iumber of observa- I
Ut tions on a young man ini normal health who forr
e the last sixteen years has fed ihimself through
in a permanent opening in the stomach wall owing
se to complete closure of the esophagus as :the re-i
a- sult of accidentalljdinkipg ia strontsolutiony
it of .caustic soda. He has furnished some inteir-:
-e esting and conclusive contributions to theDjhy
rve siology of hunger.
nk .- .There have beenL diverse theories of ihunrekr'
et from earlier days to: the preseht era Until,:
Squite recently it has been widely beilieved that:
+hunger s~ a general bodily sensatiorn withl a lo
icat reference to the stomach.:::l'+ ;' . i
::' oine . o authorities have vigorously combatted
tic this :view and maintain that hunker is not a'
i general sensation. Experimexts hav ied
r imte conclusion that-hunger resul firom -piowe
j4 l cfl contractions of thefstomach.With th
as etal viewithe observations which Casn
o. beieiable to make oil his he subject are hi fa
cod H fmids that the emptni stomach exhib.
of strong contractios. In the
earlier periods of hulger at any
rate; the empty ston ch is never
completely at rest. Hunger, or
the lack of it, is, ' condition Luc
which at times corimands the
considerate attention of the phy
sician. The absence of hunger
in fevers can now be accounted
for by the total cessaition of all
movements of the .tomach in
serious infections.; This also ex
plains the inordinate appetites of
certain classes of n.rvous pa
tients. Physiologic observations
on an occasional unfortunate in
dividual, says the Jou nal of the .
American Medical Association,
serve a useful purpose by direct- 2
ing attention to numerous little
understood and hitherto unex
plained manifestations of dis- 4t
It is true today as it was 1900 6
years ago that a prophet is not
without honor save ,in his own $
country. The lack *of apprecia
tion by home people has caused 9
many a man to leave:a town and
seek. a new community in which 10
to begin an enterprise. Thus a
new industry which might have p,
helped this town to grow was se
lost because its people lacked
faith in the home man.,
The man who goes ,away and
succeeds is readily acknowledged
by the people of his home town *
as a genius. Many an inventor
and many a projector of new en
terprises has had-this experience
it is common, indeed, to all man
kind. Persons in many com
munities have not sufficiently ap
preciated what their neighbors
were accomplishing .:.or could
achieve, and so many a:man has
gone elsewhere and found the
recognition that was denied him
at home. ,
Give credit and backing to the
home man. Have faith in him
and encourage him., If this is
done fully and freely it will go a
long way toward keeping at
home many a man who other
wise Will go elsewhere to find
moral and financial backing.
'There isigenius in this town as
well. as in any other. If you
know of 'a man ..who, has, some
thing to develop; ;ddon't let him
enitrprises are a beneit i to any'
town, and we should~i ave suffi
cient pride in thistiawn to want
IThere is usuallyja marked cont
[ rast between the shoes worn by
Sthe Parisienne and those worn
1by the American. woman-. This
1contrastexists this season, but
the order of things has been
somnewhat rieversed.:'i Whereas
the American woman now looks
Swith favor upon abhoes with long,
pointed toes;, the Parisienne,
who,'until a few years .ago, wore
the most hideous 'of shoes with
Sduck bill toes, has now gone to
the otheer extreme and is sport
Sing the shortest: vamp imagin
Sable. In addition to this the
French heel ias grown . mon
Sstrously high and . is shoved so
Sfar foirward that it rests almost
U under the center of the foot. To
make! the matteCr worse, the
dressmakers havde-decreed that
the street shoemust not hide the
shoe. Thevery: smartest tailor
made will' look hopelessly out of
date if the skirt i lo:-lng enough
rto hide the walking boot, and so
Sthis u~gly hybrid of a shoe, half
Frenichi and hialtAmerican is
brazenly displayed .
is' Olbbs-"That'a pretty rockyIoobk
h-:- ug umbreHa tiyou: have :.there, oid
man. I woulda't carry one like that"
Debbs I:k o-.u t:r 'ou1int: 'that's
rhe reasona Z 'crry it wha yoa're
a - ··-- abu ." - -' r'~ ..< '' - -
SW ,]C~ different asie
meats ip Amos
H of' be-' Improved
thai .bla iePower,
`' `:and·s 1itabits to h t
e* = ee Interachang
Q Guran ed in con
Sasuo nd abiity t ceed
their `ra t or I Q :. r
* ~rntwd tgmomar io t GI
½ 'Ed,: ains n l
PCB Ito Wrks Co."
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President of the Police ,uriy.
J. B. Fasteriing Burs' P. Q.
Secretary of the Police Jury,
Lucien Caro, Bertrandville, La.
Joseph Savoie, Nero P. 0.
Frank C. Mevers, Pointe.a-la-Hache.
Dr. H. L. Ballowe, Burm P. O.
Mare Cognevich, Nairn P. O.
Clerk of Court,
Ernest Alberti, Pointe-la Haehe.
Member of the General Assembly.
Simon Leopold, Phenix 1. O.
Sl1st Ward--I. S. Lathrop, Eng. Turn
2nd Warmd-Adrien Leopold, Phenix
3rd Ward-E. A. Schayot, Pointe-a-la.
S4th Ward-Thomas Brophy, Neptune
5th Ward-Jos. Bernard, Venice P. O.
SCthWard--C. Grabort, 'Jesuits' Bend
7th Ward-t.......... ......
8th Ward-Dave Withan, Diamond P.
d th Ward-Dr. G. A B. Hays, Happy
d Jack P. O.
h 10th Ward-J. B. Fasterling, Burm P.
Parish Board of Public. Edcatioh,
e President-J. C. Darmas,,Bdas P. O,
Secretary and Parish Superintendent
*d ..of Public Education,
J. C. Blanchard, Pointe-a-la-Hache'
S1st Ward--Jos. H. Meyer, Dalcour P.
Sznd Ward-Wm. Dyoad, Iiair P. 0.
)r 3rd Ward-Jno. B. Hingle, Polnte-adla.
e 4th Ward--G. . .Delesdernier, Pilot
5th Ward-Miegs Childress. Triumph
P Gth Ward-Elvi Giordano, Jesuits'
rS Bend P. O. .
Id tih Ward-Frank Giordano. Jesuits'
a8 Bend P. O.
e th Ward-W. W. Lemon, Junior P.
9th Word-Benj. .Ballay.
10th Ward-F. C, D'Armas, Buras P.
h .e o.
Lm' LOCAL JUDICIARY.
is Y Justices of the Peace.
8 1st Ward-E. J. Rodriguez, Jr.
2nd Ward--Hy. Meyer,- BertrandvilHe
Adrien Leopold, Phenix
nd 3rd WardI-L .T. iFontnelle, Peints.a
Iu. Hache P. 0.,.
s 4th Ward-_Geo. ,W. Dsleodrnler, Pt
* lot Town.
S W. P. Simmons,. Port
imY 5th Ward-Ernest Pellon, Venice.
ret 4tlh ardC-C. B.as y3A!iig ' h
7th Ward-Clem1i LArtigiue, Naomi P.
fi 8th Ward--F. R. Grimshaw;, Diamond
Pnt P.. O. ~
9th Ward--. A. Lyaos, Home Place
Oth Ward-Clovis ingle. :
)fl- Constables. .
'h 2ndiWard-John Grabb, Jr., Bertrand.
bt ile P.' .0. O
ben Felix Lafrance, PheatP,.
eas 3rd Ward-Eleq t Dodson. :
Dks 4th Ward--Jian: 4 Kiger.
,ho: in tttwoek.. :
5th Ward-ar Jago, Venice P. O .
e, 6th Ward-Aug.; E. Sarpy.: :
Ore th Ward-C:lement -'Artlgue, Jr.,
rith Naomi P 0. .
to 8th Ward-Thoe. Nolan, Jr., Diamond
in-9th Ward-Emile Maini , -
10th tWard-Pbilip Cognevich.
PARISH DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE
C hainan--JohbziDymon. Delatir. '1
Secretary-o - SJ Bavole, iNero P. 0.,
To 1 Members..
1st Ward-Alex Brandt.
the D. rasU,.
hat nd W .ard-.. Loppld, Phemu P. o.
:h r .d Hy. Meyer, Bertrandvlle,
the a Ward-Joseph Savlei ileit P. O.
-l0r Joseph Cosie, Polate a-la
u th Ward-P.-,obran, .ilot Town .
I 80so B J. Willisms, Pilot
a1 ..:: Tow O . o
i 5th Ward-Jos. ereiardYenic '1. O.
aigustin . Duir as, Venlee
Oth Ward-C . Grabert, J sit-s Bend
0k! C . i .. Sarpy, Jesuits' Bed
. 7th Ward-R. ]S.. Perei,.esits. Bend
h - Ward -. W. Lieber, Jn ior P..
-. Jo McCormiek :PMyrt he
inms 10th Ward-J. B. Fasterling, ,ras P.
M. Cogueuich, Mair P.O.
Membersi at LaIrge.
Dir.iH. I. BJalowe Baa.su P 0.
John Dymond, Jr.. ~apite P .. .. -
prpt. B.MJieihell, Pile tTcwa .
OiJ1dge R. . Hngle, Polate-slalache,
Jeha Dymnanq. Belair.
ies MEMBER qTATE eENTRAL DEMO:
j CrtATIC Ei(.CUTIVE COMMrITTE,
..oved C i ::ieiB ol, Pilot Town.
TWENTY*NINTH JUDICIAL 08L.,
h die - Sistriet Judge. .
incee Point ear te~4ahe
* J'hn4D~m91i4, ew Orleeus .
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IWe Want to Help
So Help Us
Ship by Rail
1 .eca s
WOODWARD, WIOllTT & CO., LTD.
* Phone Main 462
The Open Day and Ni ht House.
Biggest General Supply House in the
South. Everything in Hardware,
Ship.Chandlery, Mill Supplies and
Groceries. Full and Complete Line
of Game g'raps, Paints, Loaded
Shells, Cutlery and Steves. Motor
Boat Specialties, Gas and Gasoline
Engines, Batteries, etc. Traveling
W. IL. PETERS.
-AUGLW!& _ U.FLi'wsiR t, ;:.= ,tý, A ' }
Aug. . Flaspoiler& Son,
Wholesale Grocers & Importers
Wines and Liquors.
Phone Main 868.. 322 Tchoupiteouis -ad
P :0. Box 166. 421.8. Petin S:
New Orleans, Louisiana U. S. A: .
Spoecial Attention Will Be Given to Mall Orders.
SIDNEY BERGERON, Solicitor.
Samuel Di.N orwnod Irt
ýio lytod To Funeral aDirector nlimbanmer
Sii i5 Elsian Fields Ao., between yalE and CharirEs.llHwr.il La hing
Hiet PrcO .Paid For
'Old Time Furniture, Jew
elry .and Brie a Brac.
:Address Miss S. Dia
mond, Diamond, La.
Fu rni t u r e
DAMERONPIERSON CO., LTD.
Manufactutinf Statloners and
Blnk Book Makers, Printers,
Lithographers, Desks & Chain,
Filing Cabinets and Bookcases.
Phone Main M.
Ei W 0lKEAS.
Open da and sight We
serve the-best wines, liquors
and oyster : : : :
106 R YAL SrTNT
.IHbert Raga s i. iI. Majeau
ar Managtr. Propriet.r.
528 (Iravler Street
Di Import of R
,?-· I.-i;. ·" ;· ribP Ura~er 'rreL
Worlds Botling Co,tt
Corner Montaut aid Royal Streeb.
'Manufacturers of all highebst
grade mineral waters and
All orders given
- Country orders a specialty.
Phone Hemlock 2 1
The Launch1 ProtorsIe
Will leavefew Odieans ay a
Tuesday and Friday morTnig a
7:00 for a ladiUgP asr u r
Venice '- - - e
Lionel F. Favret
..andSuvPerslU .. .i
Phone uv ain
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o eOab Buading . i..
New Orlean, L- týuialiaS