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THE DONALDSONYLLLE CHIEF.
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VOLUME XLVI. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1917. NUMBER 33.
LI1.LOF THE PHOTOPLAYSI
Offerings at the Grand.
Today --concluding episode of "The
Shiel lit g Shadow," chapter of "The
Girl from Frisco1" Pathe News and
Sunday, Ap i 1--Frances Nelson
in "One of Manyi"
Sunday, April 8 --Harold Lock
wood an! May Allison in "The
The (;sraid will be "dark" during
Holy Oe n Sunday, April 1, and
Sunday, April S. the pictures will be
gin at o'cloc: p. r. Thereafter, at
4 p. i. '' "undays and 5 p. m. on
"One of Many."
The sou'-stirring struggle of a
pretty girl to support her widowed
mother and herself is depicted with
intense realism in 'One of Many,"
which will he presented at the Grand
tomorrow, with Frances Nelson as
the star. The play is a great moral
pantomime. On the screen is flashed
the story of the struggles, the sor
rows and the regeneration of Shir
ley Bryson, the little manicure girl
whose love for her mother blinds her
eyes to her duty to herself.
"One of Many" lays hare the pit
falls that heset the path of young
girls who ro out into the world to
grapple with modern conditions. Es
pecially it flays those who take the
attitude that i rich man can do no
wrong; that youth, beauty and inno
cence are fit commodities to be sold
over a counter-or across a manicure
table. It is unspariog in its denuncia
tion of those parents, who, secretly
walking in forbidden ways themselves,
display hypocritical anger at the
shortcomings of their children.
"One of Many" preaches in plain
terms the doctrine that "they who
sow must also reap."
The National hoard of Censorship,
after seeing "One of Many," pro
nounced it a profound moral lesson,
and its entertain ent and moral
values were d easribied as of unusual
"It was the majority opinion of
those present," the censors announced
in their report, ''that this was a deli
cately handled and dramatic picture,
vividly presented and most excellent
ly acted." The women members of
the board were especially enthusiastic,
considering "One of Many" a power
ful moral lesson.
Life in a logging camp in the deep
woods of the great northwxest is
production starring Harold Lockwood
and May Allison, which will be the
Easter Sunday offering at the Grand.
Every detail of the activities of a
lumber camp is depicted, from the
hewing down of the great trees to
the final floating of them down river,
and the ,'ams that endanger the lives
of the hardy "river-drivers." Harold
Lockwood, as Bill Carmody, enters
with zest into this work.
Contrasted with this are scenes of
metropolitan gaiety, glimpses of
Broadway life in which Carmody fig
ures before his regeneration. A col
lege football game is one great fea
ture of the production. May Allison
as Ethel Manton, Carmody's fiancee,
heads the contingent of pretty foot
The picture version of "The Prom
ise," containing variety of interest as
well as absorbing scenes, is bound to
add to the ever-growing popularity
of those screen favorites, Mr. Lock
wood and Miss Allison.
Coming Attractions at the Gem.
Today-W. S. Hart in "The Return
of 'Draw' Egan."
Sunday, April 1-Dorothy Gish in
"The Little Schoolma'am."
Rides Well and Fights Hard.
William S. Hart is given more than
the customary number of opportuni
ties to display his athletic prowess in
"The Return of 'Draw' Egan," which
will be today's attraction at the Gem.
Perhaps the most unusual stunt this
notable actor performs during the ac
tion of the play is that of picking up
a handkerchief from the ground while
astride the back of a horse. The scene
is not 'padding'"--ii'.. it was not
made simply for thte purpose of giving
Hiart a chance to "play to the gallery'
-but jt is actually material to the
story, for it serves to establish the
admiration and gallantry which he,
as a reformeti bandit, shows toward
the girl that has come into his life.
Hart, it is said. (lid not even rehearse
the stunt, so adiept is he itt feats of
this nature, hut merely rode up to
the camera, where Margery Wilson,
who plays the girl, was standing-and
recovered th' hatndkerchief.
Another thrilli in the pictuire is that
of a hand-to-hand encounter staged
between W. S. Hart andi Leo Willis,
LIFT YOUR CORNS
OFF WITH FINGErIS
Tells how to loosen a tender corn
or callus so it lifts out
You reckless nun and women who
are pestered with corns and who have
at least one- week invited an awful
death from lock ja w or blood poison
are now told by a Cincinnati authority
to use a druii called freezone, which
the moment a few drops are applied
tl any corn or callus the soreness is re
lieved and soon the entire corn or cal
lus, root and all, lifts off with the fin
Freezone dries the moment it is ap.
flied, and sinmly shrivels the corn or cal
the without inflaming or even irritat'
otte of lundin, tissue or skin. A smi
ttle of freezone will cost very little
at any of the drnu stores, but will posi
tively rid one' feet of every hard, or
soft corn or hardened callus. If your
druggist hasn't any freezone he can get
it at any wholesale drug house for yob
one of Inceville's strongest men.
These two men have fought many
battles for the screen since Ince be
gan making Hart plays, but this, it is
said, is by far the most sensational.
The fight lasts for several minutes,
between the two, and then develops
into a free-for-all melee.
"The Little Schoolma'am."
Before beginning her latest Tri
angle photoplay, "The Little School
ma'am," in which she will be seen at
the Gem tomorrow, Dorothy Gish,
who plays the name part, spent sev
oral afternoons as co-teacher in the
Triangle school maintained at the
Fine Arts studio for the dozen and
odd child players employed there.
She wanted to be absolutely correct
as to schoolroom detail, and, inci
(dentall' , she says she bad a won
derfully good time antf found the
most responsive and interested group
of pupils she had ever seen. As the
same group of children played with
her in the picture, she was able to
continue som 4ffhe actual lessons,
and her dielItrs say this was a
marked contribution to the effective
ness and realism of the schoolhouse
Which is an interesting example of
the care that is taken to secure at
mospheric detail in the making of
APPEAL FOR SPECIAL SESSION.
Gonzales Farmers Ask Repeal of
Widow's Dowry Bar to Loans.
At a mass meeting of farmers held
at Gonzales, the following preamble
and resolution was adopted, urging
that a special qession of the legisla
ture be convened to change the wid
ow's dowry exemption in the state
law so as to enable the recently es
tablished farm loan banks to make
loans to small farmers in Louisiana:
"The conclusion and decision reach
ed and announced by the officials of
the federal farm loan bank is su
preme and final as to the legal effect
of article 3252 of the civil code of
Louisiana, and bars the small farmer
from participating in loans to be
made by said bank, and the disputa
tions over the interpretation of the
provisions of said article by all the
I legal talent of Louisiana are in vain
and will not affect the ruling of the
governing board of said bank, and
because of the supreme and vital im
portance to the small farmer of Lou
isiana that t be a speedy and
to conform to' th*interpretation and
construction of the officials of said
bank, it behooves the people of Lou
isiana to call upon the governor to
convene the general assembly in spe
cial session, which is the only legal
method of procedure to obtain the de
sired relief, therefore it is the sense
of this meeting that:
"Whereas, it appears from the po
sition assumed by the officials of the
federal farm loan bank that article
3252 of the revised civil code of Lou
isiana contains an obstacle and prac
tically a legal prohibition against the
small farmer of Louisiana securing
loans from the said bank, thereby
prohibiting the most needy and
worthy from receiving the assistance
and benefits to be derived from se
curing said loans; therefore,
"Be it resolved by the farmers of
east Ascension, now in mass meeting
assembled, that Governor Ruffin G.
Pleasant be urged to convene the
general assembly in extraordinary
session at the earliest possible time
for the purpose of repealing or
amending said article. 3252 of the
civil code so as to permit the small
farmer to enjoy the full measure of
benefits and opportunities offered by
the federal farm loan bank."
Spitting and Kissing Largely Re
sponsible for Spread of Disease.
Now that tlt c trol and preven
tion of tuberce i!si fs so well known,
it is possible to improve conditions
everywhere. A few facts should be
generally told to those who have al
ready contracted the disease, as well
as to lose who are fray, from it.
To say you are not afraid of tuber
culosis and to sleep with persons who
have it, and eat and drink after them,
does not mean you will not catch it.
Such a course shows ignorance. Nine
times out of ten you will catch the
The germ of tuberculosis lies in
the spit of the person having it. Care
should be taken that this spit does
not come in contact with others. Peo
ple with tuberculosis should spit in
spitting cups, or in paper, or rags,
and these should be burned after
wards. Do not allow them to lie
around for children or other people
to handle. And do not throw such
rags away, for they may be gathered
by rag-men or by children and so
spread the disease.
Another way to catch tuberculosis
is by kissing. People who have tuber
culosis like to kiss. On greeting per
sons they love, they often want to
kiss them not only once but twice.
This is one of the symptoms of the
disease. Kissing is a bad habit, any
how, and should be avoided. A smile
or a good hearty handshake is much
better, safer and frequently more
pleasant to the recipient.
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
Boost your own town.
LINKED BY THE SMITH'S HAND!
THAE-LNKS ý` 1\\`r
K >f/c3/ <A'
CHA/N IS BUT TH E
BEG-INM/NG. OF AN
.NbLE SS CHA/N OF
GOOD CROPS ANDS'
The abuse cartoon, reprinted from The Times-Picayune, was drawn from one of the suggestions
submitted by men and women of Louisiana and Mississippi in The Times-Picayune's campaign to se
cure ideas and suggestions that would impress upon the minds of the public the great opportunities
and wonderful natural resources of Louisiana and Mississippi.
The cloud of sorrow crowds out
the sunshine at S. V. I., for one of
its beloved pupils, Zoe Schexnaydre,
has been summoned to the realm of
rest. No wgier a dull spirit boverl
r the-liace, for has Et not lost one
whose life was all gladness-one who
brought sunshine where e'er she went.
Her loss is felt more deeply by her I
classmates, who, knowing her the
better, loved her all the more.
Like a flower that's just started
And has perfumed the air with its
Then all of a sudden is plucked
from its stem,
By the hand unbidden, called
And 1low he hearts who have
Whose lives it has brightened for
Are overflowing with sorrow
And steeping in love's scalding
Though gone she'll ne'er be for
Since death could not take all
For her spirit which brought joy
Will live on through memory's long
Donates Bed to Orphan Asylum.
G. B. Reuss, of Germania planta
tion, with characteristic generosity
and big-heartedness, has donated a
bed to the infants' dormitory of St.
Vincent's Asylum, New Orleans, in
memory of his daughter, Elise B.
Reuss. Mr. Reuss' name appears
among those of twenty-four persons
who have given beds to the asylum
nursery, in order that the babies may
be segregatedefrom the children of
older growth. It is necessary that
the sleeping apartments of the babies
be screened to keep out flies and mos
quitoes as an essential to the health
of the infants. Besides the health
requisite, the screens will do away
with the need of mosquito bars, and
eliminate the expense of constant re
newal and laundering of these pro
tective features. A tablet will be
erected in the nursery bearing the
names of those who subscribe the
funds for this screening, and the
names in whose memory the money is
HOUSEWORK IS A BURDEN.
Woman's lot is a weary one at best.
But with backache and other distress
ing kidney ills life indeed becomes a
burden. Doan's Kidney Pills have
made life brighter for many Baton
Rouge women. Read what Mrs. Hi
mel says :
Mrs. W. J. Himel, 604 St. Louis
street, Baton Rouge, La., says: "I
was troubled a great deal by my back.
At times I could hardly do my house
work. Sharp twinges caught me
across my kidneys. I got great relief
from the first few doses of Doan's
Kidney Pills and after taking one box
or so, I didn't have that dull pain
across the small of my back."
Price 50 cents, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Doan's Kidney Pills-the same that
Mrs. Himel had. Foster-Milburn Co..
Props., Buffalo, N. Y.-(Adv.)
Is it too late to plant trees? Will
they grow if planted now? The best
time to plant trees is after they begin
to bud. Let us prune them ready for
planting, and then follow our plant
ing instructions sent with order.
Griling Nurseries, Port Arthur, Tex.
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VOTES FOR WOMEN.
Southern Stater Woman Suffrage
4 9~rence. -
+ 417 Camp Street, New Orleans.
Women of Russia May Vote.
Via London comes a dispatch which
states that one of the most notable,
movements among the politically re
juvenated populace of Petrograd is
the growing agitation for the partici
pation of women in the political life
of the nation. It is generally be
lieved some form of woman suffrage
will be incorporated in the new con
stitution. Under the old, autocratic
sway the women had what was really
equal suffrage with men, but as man
suffrage was very limited, the frag
ment of voting was little for either
men or women. It would seem
strange, indeed, if Russia's new po
litical progress took away the rights
women possessed under the old re
gime. Universal suffrage would be
the just course for the plans now be
Miss Jeannette Rankin, the new
congresswoman from Montana, was
asked if the reason she was elected
was because western women were
more progressive than eastern wo
men. She quickly responded, "No,
it is because western men are more
progressive than eastern men. Wo
men east and west are much the
same, but western men afford women
more opportunity to express them
Missouri's Governor Knows.
Governor Folk of Missouri attend
ed a banquet as the guest of honor
of the Chamber . of Commerce in
Cleveland, Ohio. About 750 guests
were present and the portion of Gov.
Folk's address which evoked the
greatest applause was when he said
that within five years women will be
entitled to vote in every state of the
Only One Anti Vote.
When the vote on the woman suf
frage bill was taken in the house of
representatives of the Indiana legis
lature, but one vote was recorded
against the measure. This speaks
well for the democratic principles of
the legislators, who evidently believe
the voters should have a voice in de
ciding important questions.
While a bunch of idlers were sitting
around the stove in a small cafe one
cold day telling fish stories about cold
weather, one young man, famous for
his fish tales, took the day with this
"One night last winter," he began,
"I went home pretty late and the light
was still burning in my room. I pre
pared to go to bed and tried to blow
out the light and was very much sur
prised when it didn't even flicker.
Upon examination I found the blaze
was frozen, so I just broke it off and
threw it out the window. Next morn
ing our old pet hen came along and
ate it and she laid a boiled egg every
day for three weeks."
A Word for the Merchants.
Donaldsonville merchants contrib
ute to every movement for the up
building of the community; they em
ploy scores of clerks; they own or
rent substantial buildings; they are
the backbone of your city; they are
entitled to your patronage.
Proof that Advertising Pays.
The subjoined communication was
received by the Chief with a sense of
gratification, not only because of the
expressions of appreciation and good
of the fact that it gives concrete evi
dence of the paper's "pulling power"
as an adv ertising medium:
"Donaldsonville, La., Maich 23, 1917.
"Mr. G. D. Bentley, Editor Donald
sonville Chief, City.
"Dear Sir:-That 'it pays to adver
tise' is most conclusively shown by
the results obtained from our adver
tisement in two issues of your paper.
I have been endeavoring to secure
advertising for our directory for the
past two years and have been unsuc
cessful until the last issue. Our ad
vertisement was inserted in your pa
per twice, and we:;ld all the avail
able space in our directory and could
have disposed of more. For this val
uable assistance I wish to express my
"With best wishes for the success
of yourself and paper, I beg to re
main, Yours very truly,
T. T. TYREE,
"Mgir., Cumberland Telephone Co."
Good News of "Lep" Weill.
We learn from the Lafayette Ad
vertiser of the 20th inst. that Leopold
Weill, of Weill Bros.' sale stable, has
just returned to Lafayette with one
of the finest assortments of mares,
mules and saddle horses ever brought
to that section. "Every one of these
animals was purchased in Kentucky
and was selected by Mr. Weill him
self;" says the Advertiser. "This is
a second purchase of its kind during
the last thirty days, the first shipment
having been sold to farmers and citi
zens of this and neighboring parishes.
Weill Bros. have been doing business
here for a number of years, and judg
ing from the great number of horses
and mules which they handle and sell
so quickly they evidently must treat
their patrons right, both as to price
and the grade of stock they handle."
Salt to Prevent Perspiration.
Encouraging results from the ad
ministration of common salt as a
remedy against excessive perspiration
in the case of marching troops are re
ported ba Marine Corps officials at
Santiago, Santo Domingo. Sweat
contains about six parts of salt in the
thousand. A tropical day's march re
sults in the exudation of three to four
quarts of sweat, with a salt content
of 200 to 250 grains. For experi
mental purposes about 100 Marines
were given a teaspoonful of salt
(about 75 grains) in the morning be
fore beginning their day's march.
After a tropical march of nearly
twenty miles the Marines thus dosed
exhibited much less fatigue than their
comrades, and their perspiration was
but a fraction of that of the others.
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.
Obtainable everywhere.- (Adv.)
Money to loan on improved farms
for 10 years at 6 per cent interest.
Write C. A. SMITH, Box 76, Crow
For results! Advertise in The
Chief. Rates on application.
HOW WILL WHIT MARTIN VOTE?
Further Discussion of Progressive
Congressman's Attitude on the
As the hour for the opening of the
special session of congress ap
proaches, public interest grows in the
question of how the five Independents
in the house of representatives will
vote when the' election of a speaker
is the order of business next Mon
day. This query has a particular in
terest and significance in Louisiana,
hecause one of the most conspicuous
of the independent five is Hon. Whit.
P. Martin, the Progressive represent
ative of the third district of this
The following Excerpt from the
New Orleans Time-Picayune of Wed
nesday is therefore "live matter" at
The attention of Congressman Whit
P. Martin of the third Louisiana con
gressional district, who was at the
Grunes ld hotel Tuesday ee route to
Washington, having been called to
the statement of Congressman C. H.
Randell, Prohibitieatist, of California,
appearing in press reports from
Washington, to_ the(effect that the in
dependents hdZ )agg , to vote with
the Democrats in the organization of
the house, Mr. Martin made the fol
"Congressman Randell is without
authority to speakl for me. I have
not indicated to him or any one else
how I shall vote o the organization
of the house. At is time I can only
repeat what I hav already said: 'I
shall vote for what I consider to be
the best interest the people who
have done me the distinguished honor
of electing me to`e ingress.'
"The only eon inication I have
had from Congre an Randell is the
following telegr which I received
just before leaviiw my home this
morning: 'Mann announces with
drawal, favor bipartisan organ
ization, which mans independents
must act quickly .secure credit for
organization. SR st we announce
at once. Will t in war crisis for
Democratic o tion for special
session, not coant ig ourselves for
regular session. e quick answer,
also give me list committees you
"To this tele I replied as fol- 11
lows, a d this a r speaks for it- t
self: 'In organ on of house my h
vote will be cast tirely in what I a
believe and conel is for the best v
interest of my d' ct and state and a
without regard to tion of Mann, as
set forth in your egram. The ad- a
ministration will- ve my undivided t
support in the p war crisis, -and l
dorse your sugge tioh. that independ- I
ents act at once and co-operate with
Democrats in order to secure credit c
for organization and secure commit- c
tee assignments: Our course should c
be prompted by what each independ- a
ent thinks is best for his district, I
state and country.' " a
The attitude taken by Mr. Martin
is inferentially indorsed in the follow- (
ing editorial from the New Orleans L
Item, but the paper is evidently in- a
clined to the belief that the interests d
of the Progressive congressman's con- t
stituents will be best served in the r
present emergency by his support of a
the Democratic candidate for the 1;
speakership. The Item says:
"A great deal of political import- c
ance will attach for a few weeks to r
the attitude of Congressman Whit 1
Martin, Progressive representative f
from the third district of Louisiana. a
A greater interest, for Mr. Martin
and his people, will continue to at
tach for a long time on the decision
his attitude prompts him to take in
the organization of the lower house.
"Mr. Martin holds his seat in con
gress because a great element in Lou
isiana has been dissatisfied with the
conduct of Democratic politicians int
Louisiana, and because other elements a
in Louisiana are dissatisfied with the i
treatment accorded great industries
in this state in the past by the nation
al Democratic party.
"This newspaper, believing that its I
first duty is j it^ own people, has
voiced much f tes dissatisfaction. i
It believes that this is the duty of a
"The Item believes in square deal
ing all around. Mr. Whit Martin was
electedby a very narrow, ajority at
a time when it appearR that his
vote might determine the speaker
ship of the house, and the control of
congress by either the Democratic or
Republican parties. An immediate
cry of fraud was raised and a move
ment was started to deprive Mr. Mar
tin of his seat.
"With local encouragement or with
local acqiescence it is reasonable
to assume that Mr. Martin's seat
would have been in jeopardy. This
paper immediately took the position
that it was no more right to steal a
seat in congress from a Progressive
than from a Democrat. Since our ex
pression, we have heard no more of
the patriotic movement to contest Mr.
"Mr. Martin goes to congress with
out commitment to support either
Democrats or Republicans. His first
duty ii to his constituents in the third
district. In every honorable way he
should act for the advancement of
"Circumstances which some might
foresee have brought the Progressive
movement in Louisiana into extra
ordinary prominence. When the
Item determined to endorse and sup
port the campaign of John M. Par
ker for the governorship of Louisiana,
it was thoroughly aware of the odds
against immediate victory for his
sound cause. We did not know to
what extent the people of the state
could be aroused.
"The result of the Louisiana eleo
tion was substantial enough to war
rant the selection of Mr. Parker as
vice-presidential "nominee for his na
tional party, and then, by a curious
turn of fate, Joha Parker and the
Louisiana Progressives became an
element of stupendous importance in
the national campaign.
"The Parker eamupaign and the na
tional campaign helped elect Whit
Martin. Whit Martin, in turn, be
comes for the moment a figure of
great importance in congress. We
hope, for the sake of Louisiana, that
he will make decisions and take po
sitions that will cause him to con
tinue to be a figure of great import
"The Democratic party has drift
ed steadily toward Progressive doc
trines. It has given us the Missis
sippi flood control bill, a measure of
stupendous importance. It has par
tially restored the tariff on sugar. It
is reasonable to assume that it will
place a higher tariff on sugar, as well
as restore the tariff on rice-for the
nation is confronted by stupendous
needs for revenue.
"Altogether, the fight which some
interests in Louisiana have made for
recognition for the state and for jus
tice for its industries seems well
worth while. It is important for
Washington now to consider what
Louisiana thinks and wants before it
initiates new le.islation and policies.
"Our own people should realize
that what they do, say and think can
be made important. Mr. Martin seems
to us to be peculiarly in position to
present their case effectively."
Beautiful Tribute to Memory of
Lamented Young Woman.
Over a little home a shadow has
fallen. In the midst of a little fain
ily circle a silence deep and sorrow
ful prevails. Wrapped in the cold
stillness of the tomb a loved form
lies sleeping. For on the night of
March 14, 1917, the gentle spirit of
Mrs. David Ker, nee Euphemie
Ayraud, passed on into eternal rest.
"God giveth and God taketh
away," but why it would be His will
that death should claim one so young,
and when there are left to feel her
loss a loving husband, two devoted
brothers, and two little ones yet too
young to do without a mother's care,
is almost beyond comprehension.
Through the long months of a
lingering illness .he endured her suf
fering with a remarkable fortitude,
never forgetting, even until the last,
to consider those willing ones around
her who were ever ready to admin
ister to her every want. And while
the darkness of grief gathered in the
hearts of those patient watchful ones
at her bedside, her angel spirit was
wafted upward to meet the light of
a new day.
Possessing a very winning person
ality, Mrs. Ker was loved and es
teemed by all who came in touch with
her. The aid she gave to every
Noveat in ,4 inera ot charity Y
But only those most Inti mate y me
quainted with her were fully aware
of all the goodness her truly gener
ous nature was capable of. In a time
of need no one ever knocked in vain
at the doors of that hospitable little
home so lately bereft of her bright
and genial presence.
When a sorrow comes upon us our
Christian faith has taught us to look
up to "Him who doeth all things
well." And the consoling belief that
death is but the beginning of a beau
tiful life on another sphere gives us
new courage to take up the cross
again and movt.:on to where its kind
ly light leads.
The memory of this dear departed
one will ever remain fresh in the
minds and hearts of those who loved
her. A flower has been plucked
from its shade in the earth to bloom
again where pain is unknown.
TOUR OF HEALTH OFFICERS.
Series of Lectures Planned in Fight
Dr. Oscar Dowling, president of
the Louisiana State Board of Health,
accompanied by Frederick L. Hoff
man, one of the most noted statisti
cians of the United States; Assistant
Surgeon H. R. Carter, U. S. P. H.
Service; and Dr. W. H. Seeman, state
bacteriologist and president of the
State Medical Society, will make an
itinerary of Louisiana, April 9-19,
visiting Baton Rouge, New Orleans,
New Iberia, Lake Charles, DeRidder,
Shreveport, Tallulah, Monroe and A,
In the lectures delivered by Mr.
Hoffman and Dr. Carter emphasis will
be laid on the plans and purpose of
malaria eradication. Other subjects
pertinent to health conditions, ty
phoid fever, cancer, infantile paraly
sis and the declining death rate
will be discussed by Mr. Hoffman, Dr.
Carter, and Dr. Seeman.
There will be an afternoon con
ference and night meeting in each
of the cities. All physicians are in
vited to both, and the citizens are in
vited to attend the general conference
in the evening.
One of the purposes of the tour is
to arouse interest and co-operation
in the compiling of better statistics
relating to communicable diseases in
the state, and especially of malaria.
A survey made by the State Board
of Health of 35 towns and cities to lo
cate breeding places of the malaria
bearing mosquito, proves that the
eradication of this pest is practicable,
and indicates also that there is much
less malaria in the state than is gen
erally supposed. Figures would be
convincing to those who have the
wrong impression of our health con
ditions. Louisiana is one of the
healthiest of all the states, but sta
tistics are needed to prove it to those
School for Firemen.
New Orleans is to have a firemen's
school for fire-fighters from all over
the state. Mayor Behrman an
nounced that the institution will be
established in the central station, De
catur and Bienville streets, and Chief
- Louis Pujol will be "principal."
3 Practical demonstration classes will
be held weekly and the difficult points
x in the dangerous profession will be
n graphically explained to new mem
bers of the force and visitors from
- pther cities.