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THE DONALDSONVLLLE CHIEF.
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VOLUME. XLVI. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 1917. NUMBER 38.
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NEWS OF THE PHOTOPLAYS
Next Week's Bill at the Girand.
Sunday-Harold Lockwood" and
May Allison in "The Promise," and a
comedy, "Luke's Fireworks Fizzle."
Monday-Sessue Hayakawa in
"Each to His Kind."
'Tuesday-June Caprice in A
Wednesday-Style show and mu
sicale, benefit Donaldsonville Catholic
Thursday--Robert Warwick and
June Elvidge in "The Family Honor."
Friday-Earl Metcalfe and Ormi
Hawley in "The Nation's Peril."
Saturday--"The Girl from Frisco,"
cartoon, comedy, Pathe News and
The story of the prodigal son, with
modern surroundings and a strong
love element, is told in "The Prom
ise," a powerful Metro picture in
which Harold Lockwood and May Al
lison will be seen at the Grand The
"Broadway" Bill Carmody, son of
wealthy parents, has been spoiled as
only a young man with too much
money to spend can be spoiled. He
is engaged to a charming and attract
ive girl who is alternately proud of
him for his prowess in football and
ashamed of him for his escapades.
He is a frequenter of gay Broadway
restaurants, and is constantly the
center of a laughter-loving crowd.
Finally he brings disgrace upon him
self and his family by a brawl in a
cafe, and of his own free will de
cides that he will go away and make
a man of himself.
"Bill" finds work in a lumber camp
in the great northwest. His courage
and bravery grow as his sinews
harden. He faces the camp bully,
and though alone among strangers
dares to defena "he right. His
mettle is tested in a finish fight in
which he is the victor.
"The Promise" contains the lesson,
told in a story of breathless interest,
that a man can always "'come back,"
if he is willing to do so, and that the
best panacea for the ills of civiliza
tion is hard- work, done with a stout
heart in the open air.
"Each to His Kind."
Sessue Hayakawa, the famous Jap
anese actor, is starred in the Lasky
Paramount picture, "Each to His
Kind," which will be the Monday of
fering at the Grand.
By his wonderful performance in
"The Cheat," M.r. Hayakawa estab
lished himself as one of the most pop
ular artists on the screen. Following
. ."The'"leat" he netewed' his popd'il~"
Ity in "Alien Souls," "The Honora
ble Friend," and his more recent
vehicle, "The Soul of Kura-San." In
all of these Mr. Hayakawa has been
seen as a Japanese, but his familiar
ity with East Indian types and char
acteristics, as displayed in "The
Victoria Cross," together with his
Oriental cast of features, make him
most acceptable as a high caste East
Indian, which is the role he portrays
in "Each to His Kind."
Rhandah, who is to succeed his
father, the Maharajah of Dharpuli,
is sent to Oxford to be educated. The
Princess Nada, to whom he is en
;aged, fearful of the outcome of his
journey, gives him an amulet to bring
him back to her in safety. At the col
lege he meets Amy, daughter of Col.
Dawe, and they b .,die interested in
each other. Amy wagers that she can
persuade the Prince to give her the
amulet, and succeeds in having him
accept her invitation to a party,
where she manages to see Rhandah
alone and secures the charm. Asa
Judd, tutor to the Maharajah's son,
surreptitiously takes a snap shot of
Amy and Rhandah and sends it to
Col. Marcy, the resident British
councilor. Mulni Singh, an aspirant
to the throne, obtains possession of
Rhandah, embittered, returns home,
and at the death of his father swears
eternal vengeance on all the English.
He seeks out Mulai Singh and obtains
the picture, declaring his intention of
leading his people in revolt. Dick
Larrimer, Amy's fiance, is taken pris
ener and Rhandah orders him to the
dungeon. Amy has come to India
with her father and is also captured
by the outlaws, but when they see
the amulet they release her. Nada
recognizes her from the picture, and
comes upon Rhandah and Amy as he
is contemplating what he shall do withi
Dick. Rhandah makes advances tc
Amy which she dares not resent. She
tells him she will do anything to save
Dick, but he replies there is nothing
that will save her sweetheart. Nada
listening, ready to kill Amy with
dagger, overhears and rushes inte
.handah's arms, vowing her beliec
in him. At Amy's solicitation, Nads
intercedes and Dick is set free. Al
the trouble and turmoil is at last end
ed, and both couples are happy.
"A Modern Cinderella."
The love, intrigue and hate of the
old fairy tale, "Cinderella," are wo
tvn into a story pulsing with the emo
tions and customs of today in the
striking Fox photoplay, "A Modern
Cinderella," which the Grand an
Rounces as its attraction for Tues
June Caprice plays the leading
part, that of Joyce, a younger sister.
Neglect, humiliation and second-hand
clothes have been her lot. Big Sister
Polly enjoys all the advantages the
family can give.
With her sense of deeper love,
Joyee cannot understand Polly's
heartless flirtations, and falls in love
with her sister's favorite, Tom. The
family goes south for the winter, tak
!am Polly's suitors as guests. Polly
ia play jilts Tom for Frank. Joyce
consoles Tom and tells him to woo her
to make Polly jealous. Tom agrees
half-heartedly, and soon becomes a
laptive to the charms of the little miss
he only knew as Polly's sister.
Torn proposes. "Save my life first,"
cries Joyce. She races to the beach
and leaps from her father's yacht.
Tom drags her to the beach, uncon
scious. After she recovers, Tom
again proposes and as he gently puts
on Joyce's foot a slipper she lost
while fleeing from a ball, the little
girl, happy for the first time, falls
into the arms of her "Prince Charm
"The Nation's Peril."
America is in the grip of a patriotic
fervor unequalled since the wires
flashed the news that the Maine had
been blown up in Havana harbor, al
most twenty years ago. Monster pa
rades in the interest of preparedness.
have taken place all over the United
States, and in the larger cities of the
north and east huge meetings have
been held. The motion picture
screen has played a prominent part
in this great movement.
Especially is this true of the sub
lime spectacle, "The Nation's Peril,"
which comes to the Grand next Fri
day. Upon its showing at Chicago
one of the leading newspapers of
that city characterized the picture as
"a bugle call to arms for national de
fense." Wonderful are the scenes,
particularly the ones at night, show
ing the landing of troops by the navy,
the driving of the foreigners from our
shores, the destruction of the wire
less station in the woods of Maine,
and the sinking of the enemy's boat
carrying important papers.
And then there is the love element,
and America's glorious womanhood.
It is the latter which aids in the rescue
of the nation, figuring in a climax
which is a burst of splendor, wonder
ful in the extreme.
"The Lily asnd the Rose."
An interesting play is "The Lily
and the Rose," starring Lillian Gish
and Rozsika Dolly, which will be the
Easter attraction at the Gem. Wil
fred Lucas plays the part of the man
of affairs and ex-football hero, who
marries the Lily (Miss Gish), only
to forsake her for a dancer, the Rose
Through a relative, the Lily is in
troduced to the man whom she mar
ries. He tires of the artless girl and
goes to a lively show, where he sees
the Rose. In his infatuation he ne
glecys the Lily. She is unsuspecting
until she receives an anonymous
warning. Then the ways of the hus
band and wife part. The man finds
that the dancer is shallow and fickle.
When he is ready to leave her in dis
gust he gets a letter.from his wife,
saying she had ,staarted proceedings
fditheirsee t e o..b to
the garden house and shoots himself.
The dancer finds him dead and, think
ing only of herself, carefully leaves,
i after wiping out her footprints on the
STUMP REMOVAL SHOWN.
Southern Farmers to Learn How
Problem is Solved in Wisconsin.
The owners of uncleared land in
the south will have an opportunity to
learn just how stumps are removed in
Wisconsin and what it costs, through
moving pictures, which will be shown
for the first time in the south at the
cut-over land conference to be held
in New Orleans, April 11 to 13.
Prof. Carl Livingston, of the Wis
consin College of Agriculture, has ac
cepted an invitation to address the
New Orleans meeting and to show
these pictures, which are revolution
izing methods of land clearing and
expediting at a rapid rate the settle
ment of cut-over lands in Wisconsin.
Prof. Livingston has spent about two
years for his state- in co-operation
with railroads, manufacturers of
stump pulling devices, manufacturers
of dynamite, and farmers in trying to
determine the cheapest and most
practicable means for solving the
vexing problem of stumps. The
farmers and land owners of the south,
through Prof. Livingston's address
and the motion pictures, which show
actual demonstrations in his state,
will thus have brought to them facts
which should save them many millions
of dollars in the solution of one of
their most difficult problems.
"This one feature of the program,
asserts Justin F. Denechaud, secre
tary of the immigration department
of the Louisiana board of agricul
ture and immigration, "will be worth
several times the cost of a trip to New
Orleans to any farmer or land owner
in any one of the southern states."
The fact that all the railroads in
the south are offering special rates for
this conference will enable everybody
interested in the solution of this vital
problem of land clearing to attend.
River Commission Coming South.
The Mississippi River Commission
will begin its spring session April 20,
at 10 a. m., aboard the steamer Mis
sissippi, at St. Louis. It will make a
river inspection trip from -St. Louis
to New Orleans, and give public hear
ings at St. Louis and other points
along the river. Any one desirous of
meeting the commission in con
I nection with river improvement work
should communicate with its presi
dent. Room 1322, International Life
Building, St. Louis, before April 16.
Some Good Advice.
"Don't think too much of your own
methods. Watch other people's ways
and learn from them." This is good
advice, especially when bilious or con
stipated. You will find many people
who use Chamberlain's Tablets for
these ailments with the best results,
and will do well to follow their ex
Is it tbo late to plant trees? Will
they grow if planted now? The best
. time to plant trees is after they begin
lI to bud. Let us prune them ready for
a planting, and then follow our plant
ing instructions sent with order.
Griffing-Nurseries, Port Arthur, Tex.,
CIVILIAN TRAINING CAMPS. (
Further Information Concerning Sum- <
mer Military Schools. i
Major General John J. Pershing, U.
S. Army, commanding the southern
department, which comprises the
states, of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisi
ana, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona,
has issued the following outline of
policy with reference to the civilian
training camps to be held in the south
ern department during the coming
Under the terms of the national de
fense act, which became a law June
3 last; the civilian training camps be
came a part of our national military
establishment. The law in broad
terms provides for these camps, au
thorizes certain expenditures to be
made in their maintenance, and em
powers the secretary of war to pre
scribe the general policy to govern.
Complying with this authorization,
the secretary of war has had issued
tentative regulations governing these
camps, in which the broad line of war
department policy is announced, and
in which it is provided that all the de
tails in connection with the camps
shall rest with department command
Object of the Camps.
The object of these camps, as an
nounced by the war department, is
twofold. First: It is the intention
to instruct and train the citizens of
the country in the use of arms, and
to teach them the true military his
tory and policy of the United States.
Second: It is the intention to pre
pare those desiring to become officers
of volunteers during war, to perform
in a proper manner the duties which
will fall to them.
Who May Attend the Camps.
These camps are open to all male
citizens of the United States between
the ages of 18 and 55, with the re
striction that those beyond the age of
45 may attendgnly when no expense
is incurred .b government because
of their attendance. It is absolutely
required that all attendants be men of
good character and standing in their
respective communities; that they be
physically sound, and that they have
at least the equivalent of a high school
Obligation to Future Military Service
There is absolutely no obligation
imposed by the war department for
any military service following at
tendance at one of these camps. Up
on reporting at the camp, the attend
ant enlists as a student for the thirty
days of the camp, and agrees to obey
the rules and regulations for the gov
ernment of the camp, and he also
takes an oath to bear true faith and
allegiance to the United States of
Americ and durinnd, _ _& d .f
the camp, to obey the orders of the
president of the United States, secre
tary of war, and the officer placed
over him. As this agreement -and
oath terminates with the camp, it im
poses no future obligation of any
What the' Government .Furnishes.
portation to the attendant from his
'ortation to the attendant from his
home to camp and return, subsistence
and uniform while at camp, and all
such things as tents, cots, blankets,
etc., necessary for his well-being.
Owing to limited appropriations, it
has been decided that transportation
can be furnished only to the camp
nearest the attendant's home, without
reference to the boundary lines of the
military' dep, ments.
Courses of Ins tion.
The war department has decided
that there shall be a course of three
camps, each of thirty days' duration.
These will be known as the-Red,
White and Blue camps, respectively.
Instruction at the Red camps will
be the same for all men, and will con
sist of a basic infantry course, to
gether with all those duties which
are the same with reference to all
arms of the service.
Having completed the Red camp,
the attendant selects the arm of the
service in which he desires to con
tinue his instruction; that is, whether
he wishes to* prepare himself in the
cavalry, field artillery, infantry, en
gineers or signal corps, and having
made such selection, he then con
tinues his work in the ark of his
choice, particular attention being
given to instructing him in the du
ties of non-commissioned officers. -
His third camp, or the White camp,
is the one in which he takes up the
duties of officers of the arm of his
selection. In this camp he will have
practical command of troops under
the care and guidance of officers of
the regular army, and he will be
taught to take care of the troops that
may some day be under his command.
and will be prepared to perform in an
efficient manner the duties of an of
While an attendant may go to more
than one camp in a year, the funds
available for this purpose are so
limited that the war department can
pay his expenses at but one camp
Following the summer camps, there
will be a correspondence course by
mail which the attendant will be in
vited to take, and which will be ex
tremely valuable to him in his mili
Officers' Reserve Corps.
Upon completing his course of
three camps and the prescribed winter
instruction, the war department will
authorize the student to appear be
fore a board which shall examine his
record at the camps and shall give
him a practical examination as com
mander of a unit suitable to the grade
for which he is applying in the Of
ficers' Reserve Corps, and after his
suitability for a commission has been
established by the board, he will be
I duly commissioned in the Officers' Re
1 serve Corps, subject to fifteen days
service per year with the regular
r army, and service as an officer of
volunteers in time of war.
Department commanders are charg.
ed by the war department with the
organization and conduct of the
camps within their own departments
in conformity with the foregoing gen
Location of Camps, Southern Depart
As already announced, the places
and dates of the camps of the coming
summer are as follows:
Austin, Texas, May 4 to June 3.
Dallas, Texas, June 16 to July 15.
Alexandria, La., July 28 to August
Houston, Texas, September 8 to
Las Vegas, N. M., July 21 to Aug.
It is believed that locating the
camps in these places willbring them
to the notice of a great many people,
and by distributing them throughout
the summer, it will be possible for all
those so desiring to have an opportu
nity to attend one of the camps.
I shall take personal command of
each of the camps and, so far as the
affairs of the department permit, will
be present in camp. There will be an
executive officer designated for each
camp, who, during my absence, "will
keep in touch with me by long dis
tance telephone and telegraph, and
will attend to the execution of such
orders as I shall give him from time
to time. I believe these camps are
most important, and it is my inten
tion to give them as great personal
direction as the affairs of my large
command will permit.
Regular Troops to Attend.
Such troops of the regular army
as may be necessary will be in attend
ance at these canips. As there will be
more first year men than any others,
the instruction will be largely in
fantry, and I shall therefore have a
battalion of regular infantry to be
used in connection with this part of
the work. For those in the second
and third years, who have selected
the mbunted service, there will be
cavalry and field artillery to be used
in their instruction. For the engi
neers, there will be an engineer com
paniy, and for the signal troops there
will be sections of telegraph troops,
sections of wire troops, and the same
of radio troops.
In addition to the troops in attend
ance, there will be such material as
may be necessary, such as searchlight
section with the engineer company,
radio, wire and buzzer outfits for the
signal troops, motor and other equip
ment needed by the section of the
bakery company that will provide the
bread used in the camps. There will
also be taken to camp such motor and
animal drawn transportation as may
be necessary in ttse instruction of the
students, with r ~rence to army
Instructors from the Regular Army.
For instruction purposes, the stu
dents will be organized into com
panies and the companies into higher
units, and all of these will be com
manded by officers of the regular ser
vice, there being one captain and one
or two lieutenants to each company,
together with probably four or five
MEETING OF DAIRY FARMERS. c
Sundbery's Rosedale Farm to Be
Scene of Important Gathering.
A meeting of Holstein breeders of I
Louisiana, dairymen, milk producers,
and all who are interested in better t
methods on the dairy farm, will be r
held at Rosedale Farm, near Napo
leonville, Tuesday, May 1. Former i
Senator Emil Sundbery, proprietor i
of the farm, invites all dairy farm- I
ers and breeders of dairy cattle to be
present on this occasion, and to in
spect his farm, cattle, and equipment.
Men who are breeding famous
dairy cattle will attend the meeting
and participate in the discussions.
Those present will have an opportu
nity of viewing Senator Sundbery's
magnificent herd of Holstein cattle,
which have made notable milk and
butter-fat records under the direc
tion of the proprietor, who believes in
letting the milk scale and Babcock
tester judge his cows. There will be
found on the farm up-to-date build
ings, including a dairy barn, milk
house, cold storage plant for cooling
milk and cream, calf houses, silos,
etc., and all modern equipment es
sential to the conduct of the farm.
While the meeting is to be held un
der the auspices of the Louisiana Hol
stein-Friesian Association, Jersey
breeders and everyone interested in
the production of milk are invited
and urged to be present. - All will be
welcome. There is plenty of room in
Louisiana for all breeds of dairy cat
tle. This has proved true in other
states that lead in the production of
dairy cattle and dairy products.
In a circular letter announcing the
meeting, Secretary C. H. Staples of
the association says: "May 1 is an
easy date to remember; this is why
it was chosen. Mark it on your cal
l endar now, say you are going, and
tell the truth when you say it. The
expense of the trip will be small, the
benefits great. It will really be a
business trip. Let's all take a ride
down Bayou Lafourche May 1 and
see the coming 'Waukesha' of Louisi
- ana. It is destined to be the leading
dairy section of the world."
Information regarding the meeting,
train schedules, etc., may be obtain
ed from President Sundbery, Napo
f leonville, La., or Secretary Staples,
Constipation ana Indigestion.
s These are twin evils.' Persons suf
e fering from indigestion are often
troubled with constipation. Mrs.
e Robert Allison, Mattoon, Ill., writes
that when she first moved to Mattoon
she was a great sufferer from indi
e gestion and constipation. Food dis
tressed her and there was a feeling
like a heavy weight pressing on her
S stomach and chest. She did not rest
r well at night, and felt worn out a
good part of the time. One bottle of
Chamberlain's Tablets corrected this
trouble so that she has since felt like
- a different person.-(Adv.)
All Sudden Deaths of Animals Con
Dr. Harry Morris, bacteriologist of
the Louisiana State University ex
periment station at Baton Rouge, dis- t
cusses charbon as follows in the latest i
issue of the L. S. U. press bulletin:
"The first charbon case of the sea
son in a given community is usually
one of internal charbon caused by
food or water that is infected with
germs of the disease. Unless the ani
mal is under very close observation
no preliminary symptoms are likely
to be noticed. The animal is seized
very suddenly with great depression,
the temperature rises rapidly, the mu
cous membrane of the eyes, nose and
mouth are of a dark red color, and the
solid and liquid excrements may have
a blood-stained appearance. As this
form of charbon is found most com
monly in cattle, mistakes are often
made in identifying the disease; the
hides are removed and the carcasses
are not destroyed as they should be.j'
"Under no conditions should the
hide of an animal be removed during
an outbreak of charbon without first
making a microscopic blood test for
the charbon germs. Skinning a char
bonous carcass not only spreads in
fection but endangers the life of the
person removing the hide.
"Many people hold the opinion that
every case of charbon must show an
external swelling. This, however, is
not the case. All sudden deaths of
animals, whether there is swelling or
not, during the summer months should
be considered suspicious of charbon
unless it is known definitely that
some other agency was the cause."
HONOR MEDAL FOR WOMEN.
Lady Ralph Paget First to Receive
Trophy for Heroism.
Three years ago the New York City
Federation of Women's Clubs offered
a prize of $50 ~ a design for a
medal of honor to be presented each
year to some woman who should per
form an act of heroism outside the
groove of duty. Charles Furney Wil
cox of New York was the successful
competitor. The design is very Am
erican in conception. The pin or sup
port is in the form of an eagle, solid
gold with white enamel crest and tail
feathers; the pendant is a 7-pointed
star having a concave firmament of
blue enamel set in diamonds to
signify the constellation of Pleiades,
with 7 jewels varied in size, one larg
est and brightest of all to represent
The first woman to receive the
medal is Lady Ralph Paget. She has
a hospital in Serbia, and at the time
of the invasion, when every soldier
mained at her post. This is the first
time in history a body of women have
decorated a woman for an act of
heroism. The medal of honor is a
kind of Noble prize, to be awarded an
nually to a woman of any nation of
DON'T RISK NEGLECT. V
Don't neglect a constant backache,
sharp, darting pains or urinary dis- t
orders. The danger of dropsy or c
Bright's disease is too serious to ig- a
more. Use Doan's Kidney Pills as n
have your friends and neighbors. A
Barton case. t;
Jules O. Ayraud, postmaster, Bar
ton, L'., says: "I suffered from kid
ney trouble and steadily grew worse. h
The kidney secrfu -.s became un
natural and scalde in passage. The c
pains in my back were so severe that c
I couldn't stoop. At times they were t
almost unbearable and at night I n
couldn't sleep well. I grew thin and I
emaciated and ran down until I
weighed one hundred and ten pounds. I
Nothing I took helped me and doctors
apparently could give me no perma
nent benefits. Four boxes of Doan's r
Kidney Pills freed me of the trouble
and I felt better than I had before in
years. I began to gain weight as
soon as I commenced using Doan's
Kidney Pills and I now weigh one
hundred and fifty pounds."
Price 50 cents at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Doan's Kidney Pills-the same that
Mr. Ayraud had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Props., Buffalo, N. Y.-(Adv.)
WINS MEDAL OF HON3R.
American Marine Decorated for
Bravery in Santo Domingo.
For displaying extraordinary hero
ism in a battle with rebels in Santo
Domingo, Sergeant Major Roswell
Winans, U. S. Marine Corps, has been
decorated with the "Medal of Honor,"
the highest award of merit attainable
by the American military or naval
Winans operated a machine gun
against the enemy, only 150 yards
away, in the face of a heavy fire to
which he was fully exposed. When a
jam put the gun temporarily out of
commission he stood up and coolly re
paired it, maintaining his perilous
position, and resumed firing until the
bandits deserted their trenches. Ma
1 rine Corps officials say Winans'
prompt action saved the lives of many
of his companions.
The "Medal of Honor" is given to
very few persons, and only in cases
- of extraordinary valor. Unlike the
- "Iron Cross," "Victoria Cross," and
similar European decorations, this
American medal is worn pendant
from the neck.
A government contract was let at
a San Antonio recently for southern
s. yellow pine lumber which it is esti
s mated will run from 10,000,000 to
n 30,000,000 feet. The order calls for
i- immediate fulfillment and a bond was
3- required of the bidder guaranteeing
g prompt shipment. The destinations
tr of the lumber are kept secret, but
st the order is for light timbers, boards
a and ship-lap, the kind of material
>f adapted to temporary quarters.
ce For results! Advertise in The
Chief. Rates on application.
VELVET BEANS WITH CORN.
Club Boys Urged to Plant Legume
for Fertilizing Purposes.
"Plant velvet beans in your corn
patch this year,"' is the advice offered
Louisiana corn club boys by W. R.
Perkins, forage crop specialist, Ex
tension Division, L. S. U. "Turn the
beans under in the fall, use the same
piece of land for your club work next
year and watch the improvement in
"There are several good varieties
of velvet beans, but we suggest that
you plant the Early Speckled (100
day) variety. They will make ample
growth on the land you have selected
and will produce a good crop of seed.
Plant from one-third to one-half bush
el of seed per Atre. This will give
you a hill of velvet beans every 10 or
12 inches. Plant them on the row
between the hills of corn at the first
working of the corn unless the corn
is not planted until after the middle
of April. Cover the seed about one
inch or one and one-half inches deep.
It is best to inoculate the seed, though
on good land or where stable manure
has been used as a fertilizer inocula
tion may be omitted. The vines do
not grow fast until mid-summer, and
they will not be in the way when the
corn is being cultivated. Later in the
season they will wrap up everything
and will interfere somewhat with
gathering the crop and the selection
of seed. This disadvantage, how
ever, is very small when compared
with the fertilizing value of the crop.
"The mature seed of the velvet
beans should be gathered after frost
and the vines turned under deep. If
you will plant this piece of land in
corn next year you will get a much
better crop and will have conducted
a demonstration that should be worth
a great deal to every man in the com
munity who sees it.
"Do not fail to plant velvet beans."
CLUB MEMBER'' SHORT COURSE.
Boys and Girls to Receive Instruction
at State University.
August 13 to 18, inclusive, are the
dates fixed for the next short course
for boys and girls at the Louisiana
State University. The course was
postponed from January on account
of the crowded co dition of the Uni
versity dormitories, which made it im
possible to provide quarters for the
young people whiil the University is
The short course will be attended
by agricultural *b members who
made the best rec in their work in
1916. Their xpe s will be paid by
local school boar, banks, chambers
of commerce, an min some cases, by
railivay compani and .seed houses.
The awarding of t.eourse scholar
While at the nvejty the boys
and girls will be given instruction in
subjects pertaining to their club
work.-L. S. U. Press Bulletin.
W. J. Leppert Convicted of Libel.
W. J. Leppert was tried and con- o]
victed in the district court at Clinton, f+
Wednesday, on a charge of libel and b;
slander. This- case grew out of Mr. w
Leppert's connection with the publica- tl
tion of a series of articles in the New a
Orleans Times-Picayune, over a year
ago. These articles concerned the
management of the East Louisiana
Hospital for the Insane. However,
this trial was not on account of what °
was said in the Times-Picayune but A
grew out of statements alleged to b
have been made by Mr. Leppert on
the streets of Jackson. There is ad
case pending in the New Orleans a
courts wherein Dr. Pierson is seeking
to recover damages fok statements I
made in the New Orleans paper. Mr. a
Leppert was fined $50 and costs of a
prosecution.-St. Francisville True
Peaches, plums, pears, and persim- n
mons-a collection of four large trees
of each for $2. Griffing Nurseries,
Port Arthur, Texas.
State of Louisiana-Parish of Ascen
sion-Twenty-Seventh Judicial l
Hibernia Bank & Trust Co.
Vs. No. 2467
Y VIRTUE OF and in obedience to
an order of seizure and sale, is- I
sued by the above named court in the
above entitled and numbered cause,
and to me directed, I have seized and
taken into my possession, and will of
fer for sale at public auction to the
last and highest bidder, according to
law, at the principal front door of the
courthouse of the parish of Ascension,
in the city of Donaldsonville, on
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1917,
at 11 o'clock a. m., the following de
scribed property, to-wit:
A certain lot of ground, excepting
eighteen feet nine inches, on the west
side thereof, sold to the Maurin Co.,
Ltd., situated in the town of Donald
sonville, parish of Ascension, front
ing Mississippi street in said town,
designated on the plan of said town
as lot No. 3, fronting Mississippi
street between Lessard and St. Pat
rick streets, bounded on one side by
lot No. 4, and in the rear by the Mis
sissippi river; together with all the
buildings and improvements thereon
and thereunto belonging; acquired by
the present mortgagor as per acts re
corded in C. B. 37, page 288, and C.
B. 44, page 320, under date of July
22, 1903. According to the plan of
t McCullom, surveyor, said lot meas
1 ures 78.9 feet, as per mention made
in Conveyance Book 17, page 250.
0 Note-Above lot measures 60 feet
r wide by 220 feet in depth, being that
s portion of lot No. 3 reserved in act of
g sale of October 14, 1903, Charles
' Maurin tbo. Maurin Co., Ltd., and re
it corded in Conveyance Book 45, folio
al Terms and conditions-Cash in
United States currency.
E. C. HANSON,
ie Sheriff, Parish of Ascension.
Donaldsonville, La., March 29, 1917
A Baton Rouge Man in the Movies.
Captain William McCausland, for
merly of Baton Rouge, where he fig
ured as a capitalist, banker and steam
boat owner, reappeared in the news
items this week. According to one
report his body was found floating in
the Mobile river, near where he dis
appeared on a duck-hunting trip last
November. Another report locates
him in a hotel at Seattle, Wash.,
where he is said to be living under
the assumed name of Wm. McCall.
An examination of the body rescued
from the river showed conclusively
that it was not that of Mr. McCaus
land, whereas relatives and friends
of the missing man are said to have
identified him in moving pictures
taken at the Seattle hotel at the in
stance of an insurance company in
which he placed a heavy life risk
shortly before his disappearance.
Stockholders of the Business Men's
Racing Association of New Orleans
voted 554 shares in favor to 31 shares
against a resolution to deed the City
Park race track to the municipality
as an addition to City Park. Miss
Jean Gordon, one of the dissenting
stockholders, states that the transfer
will be fought in the courts on the
ground that the corporation property
cannot be given away without the
unanimous consent of the sharehold
ers. It is the plan of the municipal
authorities to dedicate a part of the
enlarged park as a site for the trades
school for boys to be established un
der the will of the late Isaac Delgado,
and this commendable purpose will
be applauded by public sentiment, as
a school of this character will be an
invaluable adjunct of the local system
of public education.
Spirit of "Molly Pitcher" Still Lives.
"Are women more patriotic than
men?" During the past week two wo
men to every man applied for enlist
ment in the United States Marine
Corps, accordiv- to Captain Frank E.
Evans, officer~;i charge of recruiting
in New York city. "One woman in
sisted upon being assigned to duty on
a battleship," said Captain Evans.
"It was difficult to convince her that
women are not permitted to serve in
any capacity on warships." A recent
ruling of Secretary Daniels provides
for the enlistment of women to fill
clerical positions only, in case of war.
This has encouraged many patriotic
daughters of America, who prefer ma
chine guns to typewriters, to offer
their services as actual combatants.
In a pitched battle between a sher
iff's posse and seven prisoners who
escaped from the county jail at Bir
mingham, Ala., March 20, two of the
fuwitivs ere killed, a ýIrI wa.
began. The i er in tmhe J ai -
breaking escapade was David D. Ov
erton; formerly clerk of court at
Huntsville, Ala., who was under sen
tence of death for the murder of
Judge W. T. Lawler, his successful
opponent in a Democratic primary
for nomination to the judgeship held
by Judge Lawler. Overton was armed
with a rifle and fired the first shot in
the batle with the posse, falling dead
a few moments later.
Governors to Address Conference.
Invitations to address the Cut
ver Pine Land Conference of the
South, to be held in New Orleans
-pril 11, 12 and 13, have recently
)een accepted by many high officials
)f the state ~afederal governments,
levelopment '~i erts, and others,
tmong whom are Governors Pleasant
>f Louisiana and Brough of Arkansas.
[ndications point to the conference
is bringing together the greatest
number of land promotion authori
ties ever assembled in the south if
not in the nation, and results of the
most vital importance to the entire
country are expected.
The Louisiana Democrat, published
at Alexandria for many years by W.
G. Mobley and more recently by that
retired veteran editor's son, H. H.
Mobley, has been sold by the latter
to the Chronicle Publishing Company,
Ltd., and the paper will hc._ceforth
be edited by A. S. Harrell, an ex
perienced newspaper man. The
younger Mr. Mobley has accepted a
position on the staff of the Alexandria
Town Talk, and the Chief hopes the
changes will prove advantageous and
profitable to all concerned.
The supreme court of the state up
set the municipal ordinance of Baton
Rouge under which several residents
of that city were convicted and fined
for playing poker. The court holds
that poker is not one of the games
denounced by the gambling prohibi
tion of the state constitution and
that permitting betting on poker does
not render the owner or lessee of
premises liable to conviction and pun
ishment as keeper of a gambling
Nature Cures, the Doctor Takes Fee.
There is an old saying that "Nature
cures, the doctor takes the fee," but
as everyone knows you can help na
ture very much and thereby enable it
to effect a cure in much less time than
is usually required. This is particu
larly true of colds. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy relieves the lungs,
liquifies the tough mucus and aids in
its expectoration, allays the cough,
and aids nature in restoring the sys
tem to a healthy condition.-(Adv.)
The styles of every period in Amer
ica's history, beginning with the days
of Columbus, will be shown at the en
tertainment to be given at the Grand
t Theatre Wednesday, April 11. Don't
t fail to see these quaint and beautiful
f costumes displayed on charming mod
s els, who will be sure to please the
- most critical spectator.
Griffing's trees grow. Why? Be
n cause they are properly grown, fresh
ly dug, properly packed, and come to
you in the original package. If you
don't believe it try them. Griffing
7. Nurseries, Port Arthur, Texas.