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VOLUME XLVI. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1917. NUMBER 31.
NEWS OF THE PHOTOPLAYS
Coming Attractions at the Gem.
Today--Frank Keenan in "The
Stepping Stone," and Fred. Mace in
"The Village Vampire."
Sunday--Jane Grey and William
Desmond in "Waifs," and Weber &
Fields in "The Worst of Friends."
Monday-(To be announced.)
Tuesday-"Who's Guilty," Pathe
News, cartoon and fashion reel.
Wednesday-Wilfred Lucas and
Bessie Love in "Hell-to-Pay Austin,"
and Hugh Faye and Claire Anderson
in "She Loved a Sailor."
Thursday-Dorothy Gish in "Gret
chen, the Greenhorn," and Chester
Conklin in "Bucking Society."
Friday-Lillian Gish in "The House
Built Upon Sand," and Harry McCoy
in "His Last Laugh."
Saturday, March 10-Frank Mills
and Edith Reeves in "The Moral
Fabric," and Shorty Iiamiltun in
Sunday, March 11-Douglas Fair
banks in "The Half-breed," and Ray
mond Hitchcock and Roscoe Arbuckle
in "A Village Scandal."
Billy Austin, central figure of the
thrilling Triangle play, " 'Ilell-to-Pay'
Austin," to be shown at the Gem next
Wednesday, is the boss of a big lum
ber camp in the northwest. He is
known as "Hell-to-Pay" because,
when his orders are not carried out,
that is exactly what ha.ppens. He is
a very bitter man, but a just one
withal, and when it comes time for
someone to adopt the iittle daughter
of the camp evangelist who has lately
died, Austin becomes the guardian
by common consent. The little girl's.
name is "Briar Rose." and she is the
idol of the camp. Her influence soft
ens Austin in many ways.
One day, there happens into the
camp a woman from the east. She
has fine clothes and fine manners, and
poor little Briar Rose is quite capti
vated. Austin sees the woman, and
is amazed to recognize in her Doris
Valentine, with whom he was once
madly in love. She and her male com
panion had made him a dupe in a
badger game; and in an ensuing quar
rel he had beaten up the man and left
the place. Doris tells Austin that he
really killed the man, and, in con
sequence, has for years been a fugi
tive from justice without knowing it.
She tells him if he should return east,
he will have to undergo trial and al
most certainly capital punishment.
Then she leaves.
About this time, the boys decide to
give Briar Rose the finishing touches
to her education, so they send her off
to a school in New York. At this
s.chool are a number of snobbish
young ladies, and Briar Rose becomes
so miserable and homesick that she
runs away. It happens that she has
the address of Doris in New York, so
she goes to her apartment.
Her arrival there is very opportune,
for Doris, much wanted by the police,
is anxious to sail abroad, but is unable
to do so through lack of funds. When
Briar Rose appears upon the scene,
however, a male companion of Doris
agrees to put up the money and fit her
up a place in Paris if she will let him
become something more than the es
cort of the little girl.
Austin hears of the whereabouts of
Briar Rose. Completely ignoring the
fact that he believes himself wanted
for murder, he comes at once to New
York. It so happens that he is not
wanted by the law at all, for the
man he was told he killed really died
a natural death some time later.
When Austin reaches the home of
Doris, he finds himself in the midst
of a gay party celebrating the expect
ed departure of Doris and Briar Rose
Austin handles this affair single
handed and the outcome is as thrilling
as anything else in a generally excit
ing course of events.
"Gretchen, the Greenhorn."
In "Gretchen, the Greenhorn,"
which will be seen at the Gem Thurs
day, Dorothy Gish appears as Gret
chen Van Hiouck, a lassie from Hol
land, who comes to the United States
to join her father, Jan Van HIouck, an
Clad in quaint costume, with boxes,
bundles, baskets and a live duck on
the end of a string, Gretchen arrives,
to the joy of her parent and all the
dwellers in the humble tenement
where he lives. A poor widow's brood
of six attach themselves promptly to
the kind-hearted Dutch girl and her
father, and Pietro, a young Italian
musician, falls in love with her.
Also there comes into the happy
household a man who makes his head
quarters on a mysterious ship in the
harbor. He tells the old engraver that
his uncle is superintendent of the
mint, and he can get the old man a
fine job if he can show a satisfactory
sample of his work. The credulous
Van Houck engraves plates for a
United States note-and counterfeit
money is made by the gang on the
ship from his plates. Worse, Gretchen
is duped into passing some of the
bogus bills when they are given to
her to buy food and toys for the poor
children in her care.
Van Houck finds Gretchen with one
of the bills, realizes what has been
done, and threatens the counterfeiter
with arrest. He is drugged and car
ried aboard the ship. One of the kid
dies sees the old man carried away in
a fake ambulance, catches on behind,
and sees him put on the ship. Re
turning to Gretchen, he brings her to
the pier, with the result that both are
in turn kidnaped. But there are other
kiddies with watchful eyes, and they,
summoning Pietro, are the means of
bring in the harbor police, who
rseuk the captives and arrest the
"The Moral Fabric."
The fate of two "free thinkers"
Who rend the moral fabric woven by
centuries of civilization is portrayed
in the gripping play named after the
subject it deals with, which the Gem
announces as its attraction for next
A husband who sees his wife taken
from him by an invader and evolves
his own unique scheme of revenge is
the central figure of the story. He
allows the woman to divorce him and
marry the other man, acquiescing in
their radical theories without a pro
test. As he foresaw, they grow to
despise and hate one another.
Then the wronged man wins the
love of his former wife, enrages the
other man by demanding that he in
turn give her up, and finally throws
the pair for the last time at one an
other's heads, going forever out of
the woman's life with a final burst of
scorn and contempt.
"The House Built Upon Sand."
Lillian Gish, captivating Triangle
star, is said to have a role which gives
her excellent opportunities in "The
House Built Upon Sand," to be shown
at the Gem Friday. The heroine of
the play is a butterfly of fashion who
plans an elaborate wedding, only to
be kidnaped by her fiance on the eve
of their marriage and Whisked away
to the factory town where he mas
querades among his employees as a
Here the girl is compelled to be
come acquainted with the working
people and finally takes a real in
terest in them and their welfare.
Trouble comes when an enemy of the
husband poisons his mind against his
wife. While they are at odds a work
men's club which has been turned in
to a drinking resort is raided by the
wives, and a fire which follows de
stroys it, with some startling dis
In the .urse of me the husband
finds how he has been misled, and the
interest of both husband and wife in
the factory people leads to a complete
This production, which the Gem will
offer as its feature attraction Sun
day, March 11, is rich in color and
rapid-fire in action. In the Half
breed, Bret Harte has created a char
acter which, for its simplicity and
fidelity to nature, will long stand out
as one of the glittering gems of liter
ature. The picthre version reflects
accurately the peculiar traits of this
character. The Half-breed is brought
face to face with such phases of civil
ization as religion, sheriffs, villains,
good women and bad ones. The
climax is sure to send a chill up your
Douglas Fairbanks' interpretation
of Lo, the half-breed Indian, is con
vincing and realistic. The part calls
for comedy as well as tragedy, and
Mfr. Fairbanks rises to the occasion.
His work in Triangle plays, such as
"The Habit of Happiness" and "Reg
gie Mixes In," has endeared him in
the hearts of the-movie public, and in
"The Half-breed" he wins new lau
Next Week's Bill at the Grand.
Sunday-Ethel Barrymore in "The
White Raven," and a comedy, "Luke's
Monday-Blanche Sweet in "The
Tuesday-George Walsh in "The
Wednesday-Jack Pickford and
Louise Huff in "Great Expectations."
Benefit Donaldsonville High School.
Thursday-Ethel Clayton in "The
Web of Desire."
Friday - Benjamin Christie in
Saturday-Twelfth episode of "The
Shielding Shadow," chapter of "The
Girl from Frisco," Pathe News and
"The White Raven."
The story of "The White Raven,"
"Jvhich will be told in picture forn at
the Grand tomorrow, is one that pre
sents unusually tense dramatic situa
tions in a theme of vlde human ap
peal. The leading feminine char
acter, played by Ethel Barrymore, in
pleasing contrast to the big majority
of screen plays, presents a quality of
almost masculine strength, a deter
mination to follow the paths of vir
tue born of knowledge rather than
ignorance, and a sense' of honor and
womanly tenderness, all of which has
a general appeal and influence for
good. The picture is staged in a
pleasingly daring manner that is
strongly realistic and savors of good
The story, briefly outlined, has its
real beginning in an incident in the
life of Nan Baldwin's father, who,
ruined in business by his partner and
afterward refused aid by him, goes
with his young daughter to the
Alaskan gold fields. Her father dying
prematurely, Nan is left to earn her
living in a dance hall. Fired with
ambition to be a great singer, and
with hatred toward her father's part
ner, she offers herself to the winner
at a card game for the money won.
The innate virtue of the woman and
the respect of that virtue by the man
allows her to go forth unharmed,
money in hand, but with the shadow
hanging over her that in the hour of
her triumph she will receive the two
deuces with which the game was won,
accompanied by a demand that she
return to "the stranger" n accord
ance to the promise which she is forc
ed to make on regaining her free
In later years "the stranger" again
wanders into the story, this time as
an attractive society man, without
any of the hallmarks of his former
appearance; the result being that she
falls in love with him while accom
plishing the ruin of her father's for
mer partner. In her refusal of his of
fer of marriage, which happens in
conjunction with the arrival on the
scene of the two deuces, and her re
turn to Alaska, a pleasing climax is
brought about when in the carrying
out of what she believes to be her
duty she comes face to face with her
lover in a far-off Alaskan cabin.
"The Evil Eye."
The Monday offering at the Grand
will be "The Evil Eye," with Blanche
Sweet in the leading role.
An alarming epidemic has broken
out in the vineyards of which Leonard
Sheldon is the manager, and in an
swer to his wire that a 4octor be
despatched at once, Katherine Tor
rance, a young and beautiful physi
cian, is sent. Accompanying her is
her younger brother, Clifford, weak
willed and dissipated.
The inhabitants of the village are
ignorant and superstitious, and the
situation is a grave one. Upon Kath
erine's arrival, Sheldon, thunder
struck that a woman should tackle
such a job, tries to persuade her to
return, but this she declines to do
and goes about her duties, faithfully
caring for the afflicted. The light
which she wears on her forehead in
order that she may see clearly into
the throats of her patients, arouses
the suspicion of the benighted Mexi
cans, and as the disease spreads the
trouble is accredited to this light, or
"evil eye," and the medicine which
she leaves is thrown away.
The friendship of Leonard and
Katherine is rapidly ripening into
love, but both are unconscious of this
fact, so deeply are they absorbed in
their strenuous duties. Sheldon falls
ill and is unable to transfer the pay
roll to the bank, so Katherine volun
teers to do it for him. A hold-up is
planned by Mexican Joe, leader of
the employees, but his plans are
thwarted. Clifford braces up and be
comes of great assistance to Kath
Rosa, Sheldon's servant, is in love
with Frank King, his assistant, whose
affection for her is cooling. Senti
ment against Katherine is growing
daily and she decides to leave. Rosa's
parents try to wring from her the
name of the man responsible for her
unfortunate condition, and Leonard,
believing it is Clifford, is about to
announce himself as the guilty one
when Frank confesses and sends for
the priest. Leonard mistakes Kath
erine's tears as grief at Frank's
wrongdoing, and is only awakened to
her love for him when Clifford tells
him to take her in his arms, which he
promptly does, announcing to the
crowd that they may send for a man
doctor-Katherine is to be his wife.
At last a western drama that is
different! This is what the Grand
will present Tuesday under the title
of "The Mediator." George Walsh
has the principal role, a character
who loves peace so much that he con
tinually fights for it.
Walsh takes the part of Lish Hen
ley, who starts his adventures by
shooting and wounding Bill Higgins,
the village bully. Then he sends
flowers to Bill in the hospital, and
the sick man, grateful, tells Lish he
expects to start a new life when he is
well. He is going to rejoin his wife,
Martha, in Peaceful Hill, Cal.
Lish likes the name of the place,
so he sells his mine in Arizona and
starts for Peaceful Hill. On the way
he stops at Keswick, and finds the
town in a turmoil as the result of a
mining strike. In his efforts to keep
everything peaceful, Lish beats the
leader of the strike, and continues
his journey. His deed has ended the
Arrived at Peaceful Hill Lish seeks
Martha Higgins, and finds her. He
also finds Maggie, a waitress, who
helps the Mediator in his fight against
the men of Keswick. These men have
followed Lish to the place, in an ef
fort to get revenge for the insult to
Many adventures follow. In the
end Lish is victorious, and all the
enemies of peace have been put to
rout. There is only one left, and
that is Maggie. Lish captures her,
by an attack on her heart.
Louise Huff and Jack Pickford,
who created such a tremendous suc
cess in the picturization of Booth
Tarkington's celebrated novel, "Sev
enteen," are starred in an adaptation
of Charles Dickens' wonderful work,
"Great Expectations," which will be
shown at the Grand Wednesday.
The story of "Great Expectations"
details the thrilling adventures of
"Pip," a young orphan who is brought
up in the home of his brother-in-law,
a blacksmith. He encounters an es
caped criminal, Provis. while trying
to elude his sister's wrath, and is
forced to obtain food and a file to as
sist the criminal in furthering his es
cape. Provis is captured and the boy
is in terror until the convict shields
him with a lie.
Because he is a refined looking lit
tle chap he is chosen by Mr. Jaggers,
a lawyer, to become the companion of
Estella, the adopted daughter of a
Miss Havisham. There is much
mystery and not a little that is terri
fying about this Miss Havisham, who
sits alone in a dark room clad in an
old wedding dress.
Pip's adventures at the hands of
Miss Havisham, his love affair with
the delightful Estella, the mysterious
legacy which makes him independent,
and the final shocking discovery of
the source of his wealth, are all fac
tors in this absorbing story, set in
the romantic atmosphere of which
Dickens drew such sweeping pen pic
"The Web of Desire."
A treat is in store for patrons of
the Grand next Thursday, when the
latest Brady-Made World picture,
"The Web of Desire," will be the of
fering. Ethel Clayton plays the stel
lar role in this splendid production,
and is ably supported by Rockcliffe
Fellowes and a well-balanced cast.
The story deals with a westerner who
gets rich and goes to New York.
There he becomes so deeply immers
ed in business that he neglects his
wife. She finds solace with some
Bohemian friends to whom her hus
band objects. She owns a lot of stock
in her husband's company, and his
enemies, in order to get control of
this stock, endeavor to have one of
their men elope with her. Sk Yal
most does, but the thought of lving
her little child prevents her The
husband finds out who the man is and
tries to kill him, but the villain es
capes and goes to Europe, and the
husband and wife decide to start
anew and regain their happiness.
Benjamin Christie, the noted Dan
ish actor and director, is author, pro
ducer and star of the Vitagraph Blue
Ribbon seven-part feature, "Blind
(Continued on page four.)
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VOTES FOR WOMEN. i
:Southern States Woman Suffrage
+ 417 Camp Street, New Orleans.
Women Census Takers.
Wyandotte county, Kansas, will
have its census taken by women this
year. It is the first time in the his
tory of the country that this part of
the work has been done exclusively
by women. In former years one or
two women have been employed in
the census work, and their records
passed such a satisfactory inspection
that it was decided to place the listing.
entirely in their hands.
States Out of Debt.
Two states in the Union are wholly
out of debt. Do you know which
they are? Hold your breath while
the names are told. They are Wyo
ming and Kansas. Women are voters
in both these well-managed states and
watch the state funds like good house
keepers, who must make ends meet
and save a little besides. Draw your
own moral and: then decide if you are
reasonable or just ignorantly pre
judiced against the ballot for women.
Kansas and Wyoming are the answer.
No Theory but Fair Play.
Ten millions of dollars is a large
sum to invest safely that it may make
a proper return to its owners. Miss
Biina West does this as treasurer for
the Women's Benefit Association of
the Maccabees. Because of her re
sponsibilities she gives the reason why
she believes in votes for women. This
is what she says:
"I always believed in suffrage for
women theoretically, but when an
amendment to the Michigan constitu
tion was put through which directly
affected beneficiary societies and we
had no voice in the matter, then I
knew it was no longer a theoretic
question with me."
Truly, legislatures should have as
vital an interest for women as have
kitchens. Both are in direct relation
with a well-managed home.
RICE BECOMING POPULAR.
Heavy Increase in Consumption Ex
pected in New York.
A leading New Orleans rice dealer
and miller has received from Herbert
Perry, of Francis H. Leggett & Com
pany, of New York, some comments
on the rice consumption and trade.
He says business is better and he ex
pects a larger trade at that city. "I
find," said Mr. Perry, "that our cus
tomers are selling more rice on ac
count of the -highprice of potatoes.
The retail -trade is suggesting it to
their custom ers and some of the res
taurants in New York are beginning
to serve rice instead of potatoes, and
if this keeps up we are going to see a
heavy increase in the consumption of
rice in the north. This thing has been
so noticeable in the past ten days that
I cannot help but feel we are going
to have quite a stir in the rice game
before many weeks.
"The Atlantic and Pacific are fill
ing their windows with rice and urg
ing their customers to buy the cheap
est article of food on the market. I
have a feeling that we will have a
higher market caused by the very
heavy consumption which is likely to
come. I am going to watch the situa
tion carefully and would advise you
to do so."
A SAFE TEST.
For those who are in need of a
remedy for kidney troubles and back
ache, it is a good plan to try Doan's
Kidney Pills. They are strongly rec
ommended by Plaquemine people.
Mrs. L. N. Roberts, Plaquemine,
La., says: "I had pains through the
small of my back and at times my
back seemed broken. I could hardly
stand on account of pains in my kid
neys. The kidney secretions at times
passed too frequently and then again
they were scanty and contained sedi
ment. My head ached and sharp,
shooting pains ran up my spine and
down my limbs. Doctors gave me no
relief and I began using Doan's Kid
ney Pills. The misery in my bladder
left and my kidneys again acted regu
larly. I gained in weight and felt
better in every way."
Price 50 cents, at all dealers. Don'i
simply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Doan's Kidney Pills-the same that
Mrs. Roberts had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.--(Adv.)
Dutchtown High School News.
The Dutchtown High School has
been improving at a very great rate
for the last few years. An artesian
well has been constructed which is
very beneficial to the school children,
the water being more healthy than
cistern water. The children now have
water for the whole session.
The pupils take great interest in
school work and in keeping the school
house and its surroundings in a
healthy condition. The children in
the lower grades are busying them
selves swatting the flies. Many thou
sands have been killed already, there
by improving the school building.
The parish rally will take place at
the school. The boys have started,
training for the athletic events. A
strong basketball team has been or
You occasionally see it stated that
colds do not result from cold weather.
That is rank foolishness. Were it
true colds would be as prevalent in
midsummer as in midwinter. The
microbe that causes colds flourishes
in damp, cold weather. To get rid of
a cold take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. It is effectual and is highly
recommended by people who have
used it for many years as occasion re
quired, and know its real value. Ob
tainable everywhere.- (Adv.)
The Chief is the official jour
nal of the police. jury, parish school
board and city council of Donaldson
ville. Send us your subscription and
keep posted on the official proceed
ings of these important bodies.
LIVE STOCK IN ASSUMPTION.
Breeding Industry Making Rapid
Strides in Progressive Parish.
As evidence of what Assumption
planters can do when turning their
attention to anything in the agricul
tural line, the Pioneer is glad to call
public attention to the shipment of
hogs to Fort Worth, Texas, recently
made by C. C. Barton, Jr., the en
terprising hog breeder. There was
a total of sixty-one hogs in the
shipment, and their combined weight
aggregated over 1900 pounds, mak
ing an average weight of a little
more than three hundred pounds.
This fact, in connection with the price
received, which netted eleven cents
per pound, should demonstrate con
clusively that hog raising, like any
thing else, when Tollowed intelligent
ly, and where conditions are favora
ble, is a success. It is safe to con
clude from the above results that
both of these requirements were met,
and we take this opportunity of con
gratulating Mr. Barton.
Another item that goes to prove
the resources of Assumption, and the
resourcefulness of her farmers, is the
great progress being made by Senator
Sundbery in his dairy at Rosedale
Farm. Already possessing a fine
premium-winning herd of Holstein
cattle, Mr. Sundbery nevertheless at
tended a recent cattle sale at Baton
Rouge and bought nine more Holstein
cows at an average price of $214.
This makes him the foremost Holstein
breeder in Louisiana, and he received
the added distinction of being elect
ed president of the state Holstein
breeders. As to the quality of butter
turned out at the Rosedale Farm, it
is hardly necessary to call attention
to this, as a great many of our peo
ple have already found out by ex
perience, and this experience has lee
to a constantly growing demand for
the article right at home.
Leonce J. Himel, Jr., shipped from
his farm last week, to be sold on the
New Orleans market, two carloads
of cattle, consisting of sixty-one head
which had been fed on corn ensilage
and cottonseed meal since November.
This was the first shipment of cattle
in carload lot ever made from this
parish.-Assumption Pioneer, Feb
Seed Should Be Tested Now.
Home gardening will soon be un
der way, and there is no better time
than the present to have vegetable
seed tested for their germinative pow
er. During a period of great humidity
seeds are apt to deteriorate; some
becoming practically worthless. As
an illustration, some pepper seed, have
a germinative power of 85 per cent;
others but 40 per cent. Naturally,
the 40 per cent seed will have to be
sown more than twice as thick as the
85 per cent seed on the same area.
Also, a seed that has low germinative
power usually produces a plant of
low vitality, which is likely to be
crowded out by weeds. Or, if it sur
vives, it will produce little, if any,
fruit, and this generally of inferior
grade. On the other hand, seeds
having high germinative power pro
duce more vigorous plants which give
better results in every way.
Seed sent to the seed testing labo
ratory of the L. S. U. Experiment
Station, Baton Rouge, will be tested
free of charge for any individual or
firm. This laboratory is maintained
by the U. S. Department of Agricul
ture, co-operating with the experi
ment station, for the benefit of farm
ers and others, who should take great
er advantage of its facilities for serv
ing them.-L. S. U. Press Bulletin.
Much Labor and Little Lucre in Jour
When you find your home paper
taking no interest in you or your suc
cess; when you find it keeping ag
gravatingly silent when you think the
editor should be tearing his linen in
your behalf, do not work yourself in
to a fever of anxiety as to the cause,
but just ask yourself wherein have
you placed the paper and its editor
under obligations to use space and
energy for you.
Most anybody can edit a newspaper
and make it interesting for a while.
Some people can keep up the interest
for a month or two without fagging,
but it takes a natural born pencil
shover and a hard worker to grind
out an interesting batch of local and
editorial items week after week for
a term of years. There is no pro
fession that is more exhausting or less
remunerative for the work done than
the editorial or journalistic profes
sion, but how few believe this.-St.
Must Give Up Jobs or Cigarettes.
Employees of a prominent lumber
company in Texas have been given
the choice of keeping their jobs or
discontinuing the use of cigarettes,
according to a circular issued by the
president of the concern to the heads
of departments. The circular says,
in part: "My observation, covering
a period of more than thirty years in
active business, has convinced me that
the habitual use of cigarettes de
prives the user of mental poise and
sound judgment necessary in posi
tions of trust; that the habit dulls
the intellect, undermines the moral
fibre, and gives such sway and'do
minion to the appetites as to render a
man incapable and unreliable in a
Many Ships Being Built in America.
The federal Bureau of Navigation
reports that everything possible is
being done to hasten the ship-builditg
now under way in American yards,
an.,rnnounces that on Jan. 1 there
wer 382 vessels of 2,098,761 gross
ton e either in process of con
struc ion or contracted for. These
estimates include ships in all stages
of construction. Steel merchant ves
sels numbered 403, of a gross ton
nage of 1,495,601, while 161 wooden
merchant ships of 207,623 gross ton
nage were being built.. Thus the to
tal merchant construction amounted
to 564 vessels of 1,703,224 tons. At
the same time there were 118 govern
ment vessels of 395,537 tons dis
placement under construction.
Kill the FLY.
WORKING FOR COMMON GOOD.
Peter Collins an Earnest Champion of
Arrangements have been completed
by the cominitthee of Ascension Coun
cil, Knights of Columbus, for the free
public lecture (and question box) by
Peter Collins of Massachusetts on
"What's Wrong with the World,"
which will be delivered at the court
house Thursday, March 8, at 7:30
o'clock p. m.
Mr. Collins' lecture is one of a
series in the nation-wide educational
program of the qupreme council of the
Knights of Columtbus, and his message
is in the cause of God and country,
of civic righteousness and the general
welfare. It is clear and logical
treatment of great problems confront
ing not only the people of America,
but vital to civilization and its ad
It is entirely free from bitterness
and makes for a better understanding
and a kindlier feeling between every
element in a community. The work
that Mr. Collins has been doing for
the common good by his lectures
throughout the country has earned the
unqualified approval of clergymen of
all denominations, sociologists, pro
fessors, workingmen and statesmen,
who recognize the broad gauge of Mr.
Collins' mission and its service for
justice, good will among men, civic
progress and social welfare.
The Office Boy Answers.
The editor was away for a few
days, according to an exchange, and
the office boy answered the inquiries.
Following are some of the results:
"Pleasijtell me how hash is made."
Hash is not made. It akumulates.
"Is it all right to feed hogs corn in
the ear?"-G. K.
No. Put it in the trof and let them
"I am in love with a homely girl
who works for us, but she doesn't
seem to care for me, while a pretty
girl with lots of money wants to
marry me. What should I do."
Marry the one you love and send,
me the name and address of the other
"Please tell me how to raise a nice,
fat hog of about 500 pounds."
Get a derrick,
"How can I tell when the water is
the right temperiture for bathing the
If the kid gets red and hollers, the
water is too hot. If he gite blue and
shivers, it's too eiod.
"I am forty years old, have a nice
little farm, and am thinking of taking
a wife. What would you advise."
I w6;a u1X1 wf:vi eyoryiWb kferfut
whose wife you fake.
The next examination of applicants
for teachers' certificates will be held
at the Donaldsonville High School
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
March 26, 27 and 28, (white); and
Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
March 29, 30 and 31, (negro), be
ginning at 9 o'clock a. m. each day.
The examination of teachers upon
the books of the Reading Course will
be held Saturday, March 24.
Attention is again directed to the
recent laws enacted upon the exam
ination of applicants for teachers'
certificates. No longer are graduates
of approved institutions exempted
from all subjects of examination but
the Theory and Art of Teaching.
Either they are exempt from all sub
jects upon their diplomas or must
earn teachers' certificates through ex
amination upon all subjects. ,
H. P. BROUSSARD, Supt.
Sugar Gonsumptio 'ncreasing.
The pe4ple of the `Jnited States
are apparently using more sugar than
ever before, for the increase in con
sumption has been greater than the
increase in population. According to
figures in Bulletin 437, recently pre
pared by the Bureau of Crop Esti
mates of the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture, the total con
sumption of sugar in this country for
the decade ending with the fiscal year
1912-13 was 42.9 per cent greater
than the consumption for the preced
ing decade, while the population for
the same period only shows an in
crease of 21 per cent.
Cure for "That Tired Feeling."
The best spring "tonic" is the "hoe
handle tonic"-work in the garden.
There is no objection to long walks
for sassafras root, but it is not ne
cessary to drink sassafras tea-the
walk is what is needed.
Throw away the bottle of spring
tonic. Eat less meat and more po
tatoes, "greens," radishes, onions,
lettuce, strawberries, oranges, and
other foods of this kind, and the
"tired" spring feeling will disappear,
-Board of Health Almanac.
When to Take Chamberlain's Tablets.
When you feel dull and stupid after
When constipated or bilious.
When you have a sick headache.
When you have a sour stomach.
When you belch after eating.
When. you have indigestion.
When nervous or despondent.
When you have no relish for your
When your liver is torpid.
Upwards of 10,000 trained men
are discharged from our military
and naval services yearly and, under
ordinary circumstances, one-third of
them immediately re-enlist. Of the
remainder fully 80 per cent are eligi
ble for re-enlistment. It is therefore
estimated that the United States
would have at least 150,000 trained
regulars in civil life ready for 'duty
at the first call.
The home merchants are prepared
to supply your needs. Buy from
them, and by keeping your money at
home help build up your own com
For results! Advertise i The
Chief. Rates on application.
GRAND JURY REPORT.
Repairs to High School, Courthouse
and Jail Urgently Recommended.
Following is the full text of the
final report submitted by the grand
jury impanelled at the current term
of district court:
To the Hon. Philip H. Gilbert, judge
of the twenty-seventh judicial
district court of the parish of
Ascension, state of Louisiana:
We, the grand jurors of the state
of Louisiana, duly impanelied and
sworn, in and for the body of the par
ish of Ascension, do hereby make
this our final report, together with
such bills of indictment as accompany
We have examined the office of the
clerk and ex-offlcio recorder and
while we find the records neatly kept,
the office is in need of proper and
modern files, the present system being
out of date and antiquated. The con
veyance and mortgage records need
re-binding. We cannot impress too
forcibly upon those whose duty it is
to provide funds for the proper equip
ping of this office the necessity for
carrying out these recommendations.
This is a matter which should have
the immediate attention of the police
A superficial examination of the
sheriff's and ex-officio tax collector's
office impresses us that this office is
maintained in a thorough and busi
ness-like manner. The books are in a
The assessor's books are in a neat
Parish Treasurer's Office.
An examination of the parish treas
urer's office shows all books and
records properly kept. The parish
owes a floating indebtedness of $12,
Donaldsonville High School.
We have had opportunity to visit
the Donaldsonville High School. We
have also visited the office of Superin
tendent Broussard. While we desire
to compliment the manner in which
the superintendent conducts his of
fice, we desire to make the following
recommendations with reference to
the high school building:
1. The plaster is in a falling and
dilapidated condition, especially the
ceiling. This should be remedied at
2. There is a sad lack of window
shades to protect the eyes of the pu
pils from the glare of the sun. Shades
should be procured at once.
3. The drinking fountain is not
sanitary and should be immediately
discontinued, and replaced with a
4. The lavatory system is unhealthy
~and-unanitary. The comfort and
health of the pupils demands a quick
and immediate relief in this direction.
5. The discipline in this school
meets with our full commendation and
approval. Professors Vickers and
Mestayer very courteously showed us
over this building.
The jail is neatly kept and the pris
oners properly provided for. This
building, also, needs many repairs.
"A stitch in time saves nine," to
quote an ancient aphorism, and we
commend to the police jury that here
is another instance where the re
sources of the parish could be pru
The courthouse is another building
which needs repairs. A double floor
on the upper floor should be installed,
the present floor permitting the re
ception of too much dust, which falls
into the offices below. This is un
sanitary. The inner walls should be
re-plastered. The rule which pro
hibits writing upon the walls should
be strictly enforced. A new coat of
paint should be given the entire
building inside and outside.
All of the above recommendations
are made with the earnest hope that
they will be carried out in the near
future, and not treated as they have
been in the past. This grand jury
is not indulging in idle vaporings.
What it recommends it believes to be
to the interest of the community.
We desire to express our apprecia
tion to the sheriff, his deputies, the
district attorney, and the district
judge, for the assistance given us in
High Prices Prevailing Everywhere.
It may bring some cheer to the
farmers in this section who have been
buying mules this season at from
three to four hundred dollars per pair
to know that in other sections of this
United States they are bringing as
high as $700 per pair. A news item
telling of a public sale held recently
at Lake City, Illinois, calls attention
to the sale of two teams of mules at
$700 a team. This is exactly $1400
for what it takes to pull a twelve
inch gang plow around the field.
Other live stock brought correspond
ing prices at this sale. A number of
shorthorns brought prices ranging up
to $335, and grade cows $100 to $125.
Brood sows sold as high as $52.50. It
is some satisfaction to know that Lou
isiana is not alone when it comes to
high prices.-Rice Belt Journal.
May His Tribe Increase!
Our idea of a good citizen, and we
are glad there are many in this com
munity, is one always ready to give,
according to his means, to community
enterprises. He takes stock in them
all, and doesn't lose his faith if an
occasional venture proves bad. He
is not afraid to buy real estate and
to pay what it is worth. He talks up
his town at home and abroad, thinks
it is the healthiest place on eafj, be
lieves it to be destined to be t big
gest city in its section and w hts to
be buried there when he dies. And
he's worth a whole regiment of the
luke-warm kind.-Rayne Tribune.
How to Prevent Croup.
When the child is subject to at
tacks of croup, see to it that he eats
a light evening meal, as an overload
ed stomach may bring on an attack.
Also watch for the first symptom
hoarseness-and give Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy as soon as the child
becomes hoarse. Obtainable every