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The Lower Coast Gazette
PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY The Lower Coast Gazette Co; Pointe-a-la-Hacbe, Louisiana. -:OFrfCIAL ORGAN OF: S PqAqusamas PABsa P'oLIC JUYr, ENGLISH TutN DRAINASGE DISTRICT, Rvaia Aux CHENE S RAINAGo DISTRICT, PIA-RntL s;PAEIsH RoAD DISTRICT No. 1, . rw BORG.NE BAsIN LEVEE DISTRICT, BELLE CinASSE DRAINAGE DISTBICT, . TERMS::,QNE DOLLAR PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. intered at the Pointe-a-la-Hache Postoffice as Second Class Mail Matter. SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1914.' ' Ten Questions and Answers About Lightning Rods. A correspopdent writes: "Would you please : publish in the News Letter, in concise and sim ;ple linigange, an article on lightning rods for a'star .buildings by some one in authority and ully capable to write upon the subject?" This request can not be fully answered in a short note in the News Letter, but the informa iip., beg. low seeks to answer in a definite . pupecillc wad the most imiportant questions ino.lved . . ,. .... 1) Do lightning roi s really protect build ,gi ter: Yes but the rods must be of chana , properly installed, and prop : n "tfMiteltely moist earth. Per $ 8 ,s~ d maintenance in good con ~sn etod4feient protection. " . tnt) t ods n .a luilding increase .".d.~go;its . struck? Answer: Yes; `ll y , t.many be struck sev wAttu ri~~, :whereas a single wihot the 'tfrtioan afforded by the k giM itgTO ~u1,put up with or S4...out. Build :Iýt : -i#whorolh y metal con 4rc Convected to p;l , p .rtly provide: it ;light are auaddex ch indirect tal :; Eroof and othermidetal wheitier practicable. iredr to metal pipes t- , q the proper earth SiiSildt o therwise be or " Insu itie proper r buildftp, like ed. This h con ,,;+the eve ~i~d~i~-1 pieces as far ; as possible. Solid round wires one-quarter to one-half inch iin diameter are best for this purpose. Conductors: of a size larger than one-fourth inJ, however, present difficulties in handling and 'installation it the rods are solid. It then beromes better to rise stranded cables and otdr'tsmilaYl forms. "Long continuous lengths, ample cross section com- - bined with flexibility and the ease of its in stallation over crooked courses render stranded cables, in general, better than any other form of conductor available. Substantial iron points in combination with copper cables from five-sixteenths inch in dia meter for large important structues form one of the best possible systems of conductors for lightning rod construction. There is no good reason for purchasing other fanciful forms of cable at materially greater prices per pound than are asked for standard makes of cable of approximately the same cross section, (7) iMust lightning rods be connected to the earth? Answer: Yes; by all means,: and most effectively. Just a few operators in the lightning rod profession have sought to impose upon the uninformed a system of ungrounded lightning rods.' Such rods are a menace instead of a protection. It is impracticable. to fully discuss here methods of making connections to earth. In general terms the conductor should be carried down into the earth and away from the building in a trench or other excavation, so as to reach and imbed the conductor itself or plates attached thereto into permanently moist earth. Connections with water pipes or other I metal work itself connected to earth constitute good grounds. (8) Are Government buildings provided with lightning rods? Answer. Many of them, but naturally not every one. (9) Does the Government use the material or the rods or the system of any particular ageicy? Answer: No; there is nothing mys-. terious or exceptional about lightning rods, the material of which they are composed, or their construction 'and installation. Suspicion may well be aroused&as to the reliability of those making'extravagant claims of superiority for their, wares to the exclusion of others. " (i1) What is the best arrangement of rods on a building? Answer: A building oq~mplete ly screened and surrounded by and enclosed beneath a cage or network of substantial metal lie conductors, all properly inter connected and joined to the earth, would Ie most effectively pxot cted from lightning discharges. For or dint.r purposes a 'fa simpler system is ade Ia-ts . For exaiaple, good protection is afford ed by a c tductr running along the ridge of a buiing mand ektending to Athe earth, either .a4' Sthymwindte of the sioes or,: preferably, at each ; tba~isuts. Fuller ils of lightning installation are to r nd in Parmers' lIetin No. $867, a nev lition of which is now on -U. S. Dept. of Ag h siee Plaquemines Parish. , a .ofi Plaquentinei Parish, always ~it~ * of good4 az~gs , having awak er ary s stages brought b he fifty ..mils of fle shell', brnii i i -Orleanito - jt"~B0@d, ~; ,s·mnove.j th tstbel radI 4~1akin ~he ' a~l~o~b~l rout. Va iou *i4# ~zrdqr~ prtifl oranges extended uditil orange culture now reaches rll the way: down to the Jump. .ard various reclamation schemes are in hand with a view of increasing still more lagely the area of land in this paying crop, to which these lower latitudes are so excellently well adapted. Few persons are aware of the real advantages that the Lower Coast presents to those iuterest ed in orange culture. Formerly when: Louisiana seedling oranges were all the go and when the trees were killed down to the ground, as seems to have occur red every ten or fifteen years, it required some three or four years of time to secure a new crop from the young trees that would spring up from the stumps of those killed by the freezes. Ex perience taught our people that sour orange stocks were more re sistent to cold weather than were our sweet orange stocks and that still other varieties, including the trifoliate, were quite resistent and should be used as the foun dation on which to grow our finer oranges. This kind of orange culture has come into very gen eral use and the budding or graft ing of favorite oranges, whether Louisiana seedlings, naval oran ges or any of the mandarin var ieties was found to be best done on these hardy stocks and to be done as near the ground line as practicable, so that with the ad vent of severely freezing weath er the trees could be hilled up above the point of budding or grafting an the bud or graft thus be absolutely 'preserved against any cold weather that we have ever had in Louisiana. If the top of the tree were de stroyed then this bud would be come the germinal point and within two years a satisfactory crop would again be produced. This has revolutionized Louis-I iana orange culture and has set the pace for the test of the American orange world. Many of our orange growers have found the ~itjiness to be counparatively J ',rative and the beautiful groves On the West bank of the river in its.lower stretches are a lovely sight to' see.. We harte been hop ing for years. that a fin shellI roadt wold -be built oin the West bank and thrPuh theCut-Off up at Belle Chasse and in this way give the :visitors access to what we might call th6 Garden of the G(s ina Lower Louisiana. We would say in this connec tion that we incidentall noticed sotme orchairds -tthat i been se verely damaged by the Argentine ant, thatminute insert that was imported for the purpose of d)e-. streyinjg the boll weevil in the. cotton fields of Louisiana and peIhaps inistakenly has done somedamage tothe orabge crops1 lf the .state .th the dacadence of sugar caic.,~rttiol on the Lower Coast, whereitf a beed the most .con spicutiousi t for more than a century, :the: nattral inquiry now isais to what we shell do with thise lands that have *he a ait a the clitide to do o o rt o.if hunmn probablyI any ot~her ~ the face of. 'the mi vr ren i we oenn in the ek t~4romtbe~jall o e west bank, it would seem that1 y these two ought to be supported I s any way, but we " have already: d noted that many of our cane. 11 growers who formerly made n sugar cane quite a feature of e their business are manifesting y complete. indifference to that crop, preferring rice culture and e truck gardening' even, though r they also are hazardous and in volve an immense amount of hard work. OFFICIAL REGISTER. PARISH OFFICERS. president of the Police Jury. J. B. Fastening, Buras P. O. Secretary of the Police Jury, S Lucien Care, Bertrandville, La. p Parish Treasurer, d Joseph Savole, Nero P. O. Frank C. Movers, Polnte-a-la-itehe. Coroner. Dr. H. L. Ballowe, Buaru P. O. Assessor. e Mare Cognevich, Natir P. O. rt Clerk oef Court, Ernest Alberti, Pointe-ale-Hache. Member of the General Assembly. Simon Lcopold, Phenix P. O. Police Jurors. r Ist Ward--[. S. I.atbrop, Eng. Turn e P.O. . 2nd Ward--Adrien Leopeld, Phenix P. O. 3rd \'ard-E. A. Schayot, Pointe-s-la. Hache. - 4th Ward-Thomas ,Brdbhy, Neptune 'P.O. e 5th Ward--Joe. Bernard. Venice P. O. e Gth Ward-C. Orabort. Jesuits' Bend P.O. th Ward- ................. 8th ward-John Fink. 1" 'tb Ward-Dr. 0. A. B. Hays, Happy P Jack P. O. 'r 10th Ward-J. B. Fasterlltg, Bura P.I Ft 0. d Parsh Board of Public Edusation, Presid .nt--J. C. Darmas, Burns P. O. t Secretary and Parish Superintendent L ..of Public Education, I J. C. Blanchard, Pointe-a-la-Hache Members, d 1st Ward---Jos. H. Me)or, Dalcour P. O. 2a3d Wart--Wm. DyIra , eSalr P. 0. 1rd Ward--Jno. B. Hlagle. Pointe a4a. t Ith Ward--G. W. Delesdernter.. Pilot I e j Town y StL Ward--allegp Childress, Trtumph d Gth Ward-Etvt Glordano. Jesuits' Bed P. 0.. . !S 7th Ward--Frank Glordano.. Jesuits' n Bend P. O. y Sth Ward-W. '4. LeeeA, Julaer P. 0. Sth Ward--Ben , B3a lay. t,. Ward-F. ' C IArmas. qfas I P LOCAL JUDICIARY. Justiot* ef he Pease. t lit WaY-or- J. RedIriI, Jr; e sad War·-I-Hy. Meyer; Bertreasrill i AOdrldn Leopold, Pheatl I P.O. " 3,d Ward-L .T. Foiees, tl,-. S4th Ward-e.. W. Dsesdebar. PI· . lot .Towam.n "th Ward-~i et jFellqn, Vnlice. 8 Cth Ward-C. L Sarpy, Jesulte' Beat SI7th Ward-CZlm L'ArtisgU Naeomt F. O. I sti War4--P. -t. OtpIsaw, Damed l, P. O i ...:r.. S P. 0. S.st Ward--A. t. r. -,'p·) P. Satd Ward-johC Grabb, J.t1.,a Jnr · NaoiI?,0. ! rrdHrd-lraine "'qo ' Y 5th Wnd-m i -. i., i a.. J.. J,. .o' ., ' .th r - T . P. a . 3. Ward--They a, E$&rYc. h De P I L. a nevu Johu l a i. N.M E PARISH DC iiVS rUTIV "d* a .0. ~ Cause ~4 ,l& RIDER AGENTS WANT E In EACH 'TOW and distriot te ridae and exhibit a sae Lates Kodel S"ran, bloi-cle twnlshedbyrs. Our RiderAentr everrl whtrie rs aunkinamonet fast WRiteforft vartudt iansdspet. erJ at onru. 10 M EYREQUIRoEDunnel iO ervend veoar" ci,.rc We thip to anp o n antwhere ii th . a t d watt t advnee, retvfepayt and allow TEb Pts lAld. Adnriri whichttmeoyou nny i thiebtrel ead putit to t tet ouV chtl If you are thaen urfectno ptrfec*tltiedordonotwish to othe cycle shi it baec to as aour rimceu and vuo tu* bet be out nue r nt eTy ,. s We furnish the hthest sradea Mbkcelea t !J SFICTORIY PRICES efsibi to mke ght one ar)a rrift "!"i. tsoe tactory oat. You uave 510 to $ middloeme 's proutit b bu;y [dilrectm rz baveshemanufaoturer'slguarantebehindyr Loee. 0 NOTB a babIad eor a pair of a, from t*n w'. anJc antu l atoo d eive rer CAtab lo te and leutor unrhard o: 0 O ILl BE ASTOu ISHED sgol y er ls,". t e hi bePicm s m we can mnrel P y. W es ee t b 1it .-e .A b Za r asrQYIl asheoft. r ireac ttmb al V.:. , a ees ot ICL C\AtY t. loC ass cell car dlrHwt+er adr }pr own WrO to atour4e o tte - O-ar.e tre thve eoR tr e s tSooluD UDiOYCLEf. W bteOO HA D a Ibs. We do to helai ht ~ bcu u tkm.e,. atmlttre a n*ror h:m:bt a etm*= n t:t AA k"C h st M :: r . ee a - SHed ethorm P stere-Proof $ Self-bhea ii Tin g a I Dar 7e. rqegatr rllrfei' of those t es i 04.0 wperpar bat t' '.zlro & wet ee.r5f po. s p te ". o, IOMOIEThODI.EFIIMPCTISW3 Walsr TMak trovi elli net be th.e ir owl. A hundred thoand atirs sold last yea,. * o e ' kt lae o l **. o0 DIe then an sordinary tire, the pnaoture re.lwlt ni N e us toi gWilRd "betlla irfl br asve layers otf tin.slpectaly ag d pii 7s i pared tabre o.the tread. The glar prfe the to ppawl d "ael TtIe um s , er Mr but for adv nPertis areses We ep . . are ruaas al wtory prce tou th rr .of ond a . . ) lher be wih rne o Allo tr dshed same d a et e c tl S vtr WonA C. 0. . on approY Sh.ned to s you a and Bd the strictly a rwsted r e wi11 a ewa dm fit ofj der cent (thereby making the pWalo,.hS per .air) if you S1.nd PULL UU WiTH O@OiD and enco.e this advertisement Yourua norek & g sMlnig us an orderas the· res maf.1burned at OUR esps i for any resu te, are uhWt .r ey osn ez:aaua loa. Wea y M ilb e0 adwlos ee aver it usia me n as his bui ff r s t Itre. will fiSt . 'tor !Rte id "der. rim tube, 506 gett lad sa d l aSamuel D. Norwood.f St Funeral Director and Embalmer $2125 ý Fbl ds Ave., batween iRd and Chatrs. Hew.Odeas. -I t ·pr;, .~~lbr-~J AUGUST H. FI.ASPOLLER AUGUST E. FLASPOLLIR Aug. H. Flaspoller& Son, Wholesale Grocers & Importers Wines and Liquors. Phone Main 868. 322 Tchospitoulas and P. 0. Box 166. 421 S. Peters St. New Orleans. Louisiana. U. S. A. Speolal Attention Will Be Given to Mail Orders. SIDNEY BERGERON. Solicitor. WOODWARD, WIGHT & CO., LTD.. Phone Main 462 The Open Day and Night House. SBiggest General Supply House in the Snuth. Everything in Hardware, Ship Chandlery, Mill Supplies and Groceries. Full- and Complete Line ' of Game Traps, Paints, Loaded Shells, Cutlery and Stoves. Motor SBoat Specialties, Gas and Gasoline Engines, Batteries, etc. Traveling Representative :. -:- :-: -.. :-: W.' eL. PETERS. --r---·------- - -- - - w !.Z.· 7 The LI SLower Coast I i" I~So Hel Usl a'I rl RiI "" " 7.. . f L ·iAi. Y -," 4`3.x'i. 'ý%'ýtý +' _R.a" ?,, t ' .r'ýf :. :;. '