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TA _ COUNCIL 9
ROLL OF IIONOR.
McDONOGIi NO. 4.
Scholarship and Deportment.
S A-Leonard Aubert, Arthur Spe
S B--lee Frazer, Walter Ryan, Wil
liam Hopper, William Barker.
6 B-Walter Wells, William Tufts,
Robert Kennedy, Wilatam Kennedy,
5 B-Reenes Biehler, Elmer Burton,
Stanley Crawford, Georce Thorning,
4 A-Harry Laufer, Orrin Christy.
4 B-Rudolph Frenzel, Jno. Schwarz
enbach, William Durkes.
3 A--Rollon Barrosse, Leslie Sturte
vrat, Byrns Anderson, Irvin Harding,
Albert Senner, Joseph Simon, Henry
House, Ned Whitmore, Louis Laufer,
Charles Burgis, Henry Gerrets, Her
man Trosclalr, Benny Grundmeyer.
3 B-George Adams, Theodore Wat
2 A-Reaney Angelo, Cyril Brophy,
John Forrest, McCleve Duvic, Walter
Jones, Joseph Hambacher, John
Kramme, Melford Petrie, Walter Pope,
2 B-James Vinson, Joseph Folse,
Malvin Vinson, Richard McCloskey,
Harold Wingerter, Linnel Penisson,
Herbert Wingerter, Archie Sinclair,
James Matalich, Clifford Swart
1 A-Milton Acker, Roland Cayard.
Tracy Entwistle, Edwin Gerrets, Wal
ter Hay, Lemley Hubener, Otto Meder.
Hillary Schroder, William Woodul.
1 B-Roy Drumm, Roland Briel,
James Curran, Willie Parker, Ralph
Umbach, Ira Olroyd, Arthur Grund
meyer, Joseph Grundmeyer. Floyd
Christy, Rene Comeaux, Joseph Ent
6 B-Clyde Smith, Albert Hotard.
4 B-Warren Spitzfaden, Julian Ho
gan, Albert Johnston, Emile Collette,
6 B--trueby Drumm, Joseph Men
ge, Norbert Donner, John Riordan,
3 A-Tisdale Daniels, Matthew
Morse, Stanley Barmrs, John Ryan, El
liot Hafkesbring, Eldred Drumm.
3 B-Walter Forrest.
1 A-Henry Brodtman, Charles
Brown, Emmett Hogan.
5 B-Harold Seymour, Harold
Brown, George Hambacher, Volney
4 A-Vincent Reaney, foger Can
tine, Eldred McNeeley, George Rey
nolds, Emmett Mahoney, Harry Page,
Fred Umbach, Joseph Carubba, John
Cabibi, Thomas pahr, George Damram,
William Speeer, William Grnudmey
4 B-Albert Francesco, Earl Cayard,
3 A-George Norris, William No
r lan, Curtsle Lang, Ralph Gerretta, Rob
ert Hammond, Francis Badler, Hay
3 B--Lea Acker, Oldlng Platt, Joseph
1 A-Joseph Provensano, John Tier
ney, Harry McNeeley.
1 B--oastantine Brooks.
MeDONOOH NO. 4 55-INCH BASE.
Cirord W'itgney, ctclCr; Lee
Bairnesfather, pitcher; William Bar
ker, first bae; Thomas Duphs, second
bse; Milton Marcour, third base;
Richard Hart, short stop; Dewey
Thorning, center field; Stanley Diket,
right field; 8trueby Drumm, left field;
Willim Barker, captalin. Substitutes:
Andrew Worley, ALden Olroyd, Ber
nard Rice, Robert Kennedy, John
Stay, Francis Riordan,. Albert Duplus,'
The iaergithm game which took t
plaees flel islls beem erert Thur.- i
day, Mareh list, was im eed by Miss t
Grace Averill a nd M . Deels. * Mitss o
Our Naval Station as an Important
Part of the National Defense.
In the able argument made on the 13th inst, by Peter Lawton before the
Naval Affairs Committee at Washington, D. C., on the subject of "The obliga
tion of the National Government to defend the National works at the mouth
of our greatest National river," as reported officially in pamphlet No. 14, a
copy of which Mr. Lawton has sent to the Herald, there can be no doubt,
judging from the expressions his presentation of the question evoked from
prominent members of the committee, that he has shown to the entire satis
faction of these experts who will report on the subject of our Naval Station
to Congress, that this repair plant on the banks of the Mississippi river is.
and must always be, an absolutely indispensable part of the only scheme of
defense which the National Government can employ, to protect from destruc
tion in time of war the Passes which connect this great river with the sea,
and upon the integrity of which, as he says. must alone and always depend,
the ocean-borne commerce of the great Mississippi valley.
To make this fact absolutely clear, it was only necessary for Mr. Lawton
to prove that no forts could be built near enough to the outer ends of these
Passes in the Gulf of Mexico to defend them-that the present forts are forty
miles away-and that the ships of the navy proper- "the fleet"--cannot be
expec.ted to "'stand by" any particular port in times of great stress, when
ordered to go after the enemy's ships on the high seas.
Mr. Lawton produced official reports of the River Commission. the Endi
oott Board and the report of the Government engineers who have just com
pleted Southwest Pass, showing the absence of the foundations necessary for
the land-batteries mentioned, and also showed by a large government map.
the location and dimensions of these Passes and their exposed position.
Having fully demonstrated this point, he then found no trouble in con
vincing even Mr. Roberts of Massachusetts. an intimate friend of Secretary
1Meyer. who hails from that state also. that the only possible means of defend
ing these Passes and this river, is by floating batteries in the shape of moni
tors. torpedo-boats and sub-marine boats located here in this harbor and for
the up-keep of which, this station would of course be imperatively necessary.
By thus posing this particular New Orleans Naval Station as a National
Military necessity, and showing that the National government cannot permit
secretary Meyer to dismantle it, Mr. lawton has won this fight, beyond any
In order to make the matter doubly sure, however, he laid the above facts
before General Leonard Wood. Chief of Staff of the Army, as the active repre
sentative of the War l)epartment. and being personally acquainted with Gen
eral Wood, through his sojourn at Santiago, of which Province General Wood
was the Military Governor, he succeeded in having the General submit the
matter to the War College for investigation and report, and has a letter from
General Wood, expressing the prediction that said report will be in his hands
This has been Mr. Lawton's theory all along--that this local naval station
was in a class of its own, and that even it Secretary Meyer could not be dis
suaded from his mistaken idea that because he thought "it was not necessary
for the purposes of the Navy," that it should therefore be abandoned, there
would be no trouble in showing that it should be taken away from Secretary
Meyer and placed under the jurisdiction of the War Department, where it
This proposition is as interesting as it is unique and will if consummated,
as looks entirely logical and reasonable, place our local station on a founda
tion far more substantial than it ever was before and of far greater value to
Algiers, than any of our people ever dreamed of.
Brooks was in charge. The score was
Runs. Runs. Total
N. Fabraes ..........5 3 8
C. W ilson ...........3
E. Petrie ............2 4 6
E. Gerrets ..........IS 9 27
I. Sterling ...........1 3 4
G. Lennox ...........3 2
M. McGary ..........S 15 23
M . W ilcox ........... " 6 11
A. Davis .............3 A2
1. Schroder ..........u 3 3
B. Edwards ..........1 1 23
C. Slack ..............:: 1 4
The teachers and pupils of the
Belleville school were visited Thurs
day by the lion. F. Henning, the di
rector of our district. He visited each
M ýgas agApLETE
MARDI GRAS PARADE OF JUUIUS BODENGER.ITHE ONLY PLUMBING
ESTABIU6HMENT IN THE CITY MAKING A DISPLAY.
room of the school and spoke on sub
Jects beftting the age and understand-.
ing of the children.
His visit was enjoyed immensely by
the teachers and pupils, who always
are pleased to have him with them.
We have received four compositions
from the pup'Is of Belleville school,
two of which are published below. The
Other two will be published in our
Need of Trees in the Fifth District.
(By Nenette Phbsres.)
Tree planting ssam is with ss, and
we, the needful should ta advantage
In the Fifth Ditrlt the streets ran
from east to est ad. i the great
warmth of our southsemm soms eur
trieelss sdewals h he e bet h as
oes. This distrit is thkly settled,
the majority of the houses being dou
ble cottages. These cottages, if not
surrounded by ground on both sides,
receive little air. Trees are not only
useful in shading but are constantly
Sgiving out moisture and oxygen. They
absorb impure air, thus benefiting the
general health of man, as well draught
animals, who rest in the shade of the
trees. In many cases this prevents
sunstroke. The fierce glare of the sun
is harmful to the asphalt pavements
also, but if the pavement be protected
by shade trees, our roadways would be
as firm in summer as in winter.
Trees which have already been
planted by citizens of the Fifth Dis
trict should receive the best of care
and protection. Those citizeus who
wish to plant trees should, if the street
on which they will plant be a wide
one, secure those tr'e.s which do not
attain a very great height. Those re
siding on open streets should obtain
those trees which they like lest. but
those whose roots will not dattaite the
sidewalks. Of the small trees the le
gustrum, china ball and gloria mundis
are exceedingly useful, and of the tall
ones the sycamore, hackberry and the
laurel oak are the best.
The price of a good-s ed legustrum
including boxing is $3.00; of a gloria
mandis $3.00; a china ball, $2.50.
A city or :own can contain nothing
more beautiful than trees, as Roose
velt says, "A people without children
would face a hopeless future; a coun
try without trees is almost as hope
less." Trees change the entire appear
ance of a place; they give a restful
look to their home, and act the part
of good Samaritans to tired travelers.
Need of Trees in Fifth District.
(By Imogene Barrett.)
This is eerly the end od the season
to plant trees. It we do not plant
them in the Sarly part of spring we
will have to wait a whole year, eeling
that years growth.
YW;eys are greety eeded In 4k
Fifth District. Many of the streets
run from east to west and as the sun
rises in the east and sets in the west,
the sun shines on these streets all day.
Our district is so thickly settled that
we have not as much of a chance to
get moist air as in a more thinly set
tied section. If trees were planted
along our sidewalks, we would have
the moisture and oxygen we need.
Trees benefit animals as well as
people. In the summer time animals
carrying heavy loads become exhaust
ed from the heat. If trees were plant
ed along our sidewalks, it would make
them much cooler, for both man and
For streets having no wires above
them, tall trees may he lanted, such
as sycamores and hackberry trees; for
streets having wires above them, low,
spreading trees should be planted, such
as legustrums. Small trees should be
boxed. The above mentioned do not
break up the sidewalks.
Many kinds of trees suited for side
walks can be purchased for one or two
dollars. Those that need boxing nat
urally cost more, because the boxing
costs something like $1.50.
Trees not only give shade, oxygen
and moisture, but are also very beauti
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE.
PELICAN AVENUE DRAINAGE.
The Hlerald, 5(0 \'erret St.:
It is certainly to be regretted that
the Sewerage and Water Board will
not pav some attention to the bad con
dition of the drainage at the corner of
Pelican avenue and Seguin street,
which has often been reported to the
department and, notwithstanding the
fact that .Jos. W. Lennox, the member
of the board from our district, has
taken up the matter direct with the
board, there has been no relief granted
This flooded condition has been go
ing on since Capt. Hotard was first ap
pointed a member of the board, and
there certainly has been a sufficient
time for the board to make some al
terations so as to give the necessary
relief. On Friday and Saturday last,
during our heavy rains, all the other
streets in Algiers were open to pedes
trians excepting at this corner, which
is, perhaps, used more than any other
corner, for the fact it is the main
route to and from the ferry for people
living in a section beyond this point.
HENNESSEY MUST GO BEFORE
Supreme Court Passes On His and W.
T. Christy's Elecetion Cases.
W. J. Hlennessey must take his case
aainst the Democratic Executive com
mittee of the parish of Orleans and
W. T. Christy to the state court of ap
peals. according to the decision ren
dered by Justice Provosty of the- state
supreme court Monday. The decision
given is "The present application is
denied for the reason that if the re
lator is entitled to relief prayed for.
the proper court to grant such relief
Sis the couwt of appeal, parish of Or
The marriage of Mies Katherine
Mary King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jno. B. -King, and Dr. Norbert Weiss,
son of Prof. Weiss, formerly of Heidel.
berg, Germany, was very quietly cele
brated Tuesday morning, March 19, at
6 o'clock, at St. Francis of Aasiaii
Church, in State street, Rev. Father
Brockmeyer oaciating. Prof. Weiss,
the groom's father, presided at the or
The bride was attended by Miss Ger
trude Peterson, as mand of honor, and
Miss Maud Beaneccc as brideemaid.
Mr. hbtsr Otoyd sad Jno . Kaing,
the bride's brother, attended Dr. Weiss.
After the eereoamy a weddnla break
as was held at the home of the bride's
pments in Mapesteos Boaemard, at
wMek ealy the bridal lty and
diate rlutitvs men pemta
DEATH OF FREDERICK MORITZ
On Tuesday morning the people of
Algiers were shocked to hear of the
sudden death of one of our best-known
citizens. F. M. Webert, who has beten
associated here with us for many years
and who numbers his friends by the
hundreds, all of whom mourn his sud
den departure. IMr. Webert was sick
only a very short time, it being less
than an hour from the time he first
complained of feeling ill, when he was
cold in death. The funeral took place
on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
from his late residence, corner of Val
lette and Alix streets. Interment was
in .\letairie cemetery. The following
were the pallbearers: Fritz Hunn, Ed
ward May, Jothn Teutiburg, Ambrose
Sternmer, Matt Reindel and Albert
His funeral was largely attended,
followed by a large concourse of
friends and relatives who paid their
last sad tribute to his memory. The
floral offerings were many and varied
and were significant of the high es
.4; ~ .
F R .ED E I C . . E . .
-FRENDERICK M ORITZ WEBERT.
teem in which he was held by his fel
low citizens. The funeral services at
the house, church and grave were con
ducted by Rev. A. J. Schliesser. He is
survived by a wife, two sons, Louis
and Henry Webert, mnd two daughters,
Mrs. Chas. Braem and Mrs. Collette
Mr. Webert was born .June 24. 1842,
at Burghaun, Hesse, Germany. After
having attended the public school of
his birthplace from his seventh to his
fourteenth year, he successively ob
tained employment in Ruhrort on the
Rhine and Elberfield and ('assel and
Duisburg on the Rhine, until his twen
tieth year. Being then of military age,
he entered the army. serving the legal
period of three years. After an hon
orable discharge, he again obtained
employment in Duisburg. remaining
there until 1868. During the latter
year he emigrated to the Un4ted States,
crossing the ocean on a sailing vessel,
and in due time having landed in New
York city. After remaining in this
ALHAMBRA ATHLETIC CLUB
HELD ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING
Fiftyaix of the 120 Members Attend,
Which Is An Elegeant Showing
For Beginning-Site to Be Decid
ed On.Friday Night
On Monday night at 429 Patterson
street the general meeting of all the
stockholders of the Alhambra Athletic
Club held a very enthusiastic meeting
for the purpose of transacting some
unfinished business, signing the char
ter of the institution and selecting a
site for the location of the new club
house, which is to be built shortly.
The meeting was called to order
about 8 o'clock with all the offiecers and
the entire board of directors present,
and many other members, making the
attendance fifty-s'x, all of whom signed
- the charter and paid their first in
stallment on their stock. For a few
minutes the newly-elected financial
ýe secretary, Lee Dunn, resembled a re
Scaleiving teller in a busy bank, with the
r, piles of greenbacks around him. Ev
l- eryone seemed anxious to get in their
money so that the first payment could
Sbe made on the location. Mr. Lee
at Dunn's election as financial secretary
M was made unanimous by the club and
sr in accepting the position Mr. Dunn
e, stated he would give the club as good
r service as he has in him.
Many propositions were brought be
r- fore the orgaaisation for the location
I of a site. These propositions included
I. both improved and unimproved pro
g, perty located in diferent parts of our
n district. After a very thorough dis
k. cession regarding the location of the
* club a motion was pade and carried
that a committee of seven be appoint.
ed to eassmle into the Rouseaua pro
perty ina Vrret street, to see whether
"ro set It eneM e lut la codition fer
decide d to go to Nc.\ Orleans, La., and
for this purpose e'ngaged a passage on
the ship Evening Star. Changing his
mind, he delayed his departure until
the sailing of the next vessel, and oni
arrival at the mouth of the Mississippi
he heard front the pilot taken on board
that the ship Evening Star had been
lost on the passage down.
IMr. Webert arrived in Algiers and
remained here two years with his
brother who was one of our most in
fluential citizens. About this time ht
paid a short visit to (ermany. Re
turning to New York, he remained
there some time and subsequently lo
cating at Cincinnati, St. Louis and
other cities. Not finding suitable busi
ness opportunities and preferring the
climate of the South, he finally re
turned to Algiers and has remained
here ever since.
lie opened up a small store in Vasl
lette street, near Eliza, and gradually
increased his business until he had
c-ity for a period of three months, lie
quite a well-paying place. By strict
attention to business, together with a
careful and thrifty disposition, he soon
had his capital increased a great deal.
As his business steadily increased he
found his place too small to satisfy
his increasing trade. He then built
the handsome store and residence cor
ner Vallette and Alix streets, and fit
ted it up in modern manner. Starting
with but little capital, he amassed
quite a large supply of the world's
gooMds, and attributed his success to
"concentrnaion in effort" and attention
to busineas detail. Among his charac
teristics were those of a love of truth,
justice and progress. and a cordial,
kindly spirit, which made warm friends
and staunch adherents. He was high
ly educated in German and as a toast
master and speaker in' the German
language, be stood second to none.
Deceased was a member of the Ger
man Benevolent Association, which or
ganization attended the funeral in a
a club, and whether or not it would
be feasible to improve this place by
remodeling, etc. The committee ap
pointed on this was as follows: J. Bo
denger, Dr. A. J. Babin, Dr. John A.
Rupp, Chas. Cleutat, Marco Rosamano,
Wm. Ward and Ben W. Borne. This
committee not only examined into the
Rousseau property on Tuesday after
noon, but they also examined several
other sites in Algiers which had been
offered to the club, and while The Her
ald is in possession of the recommen
dation the 'committee will make to
the association, it will not make this
public until their meeting Friday night
when the report of the committee will
The members of this Association
are hereby notified, also, that there
will be a meeting of all the stockhold
ers of the association on Friday night
at 429 Patterson street. when a site
for the new club house will be finally
decided. Notice is also given that to
night there will be a meeting of the
board of directors of this association
held at the same place.
It was decided at the general meet
ing that the charter list of the organi
sation would be closed on Friday night
and thereafter all applicants for mem
bership would have to be made to the
club and be subjected to approval by
The Determination to Do.
"The longer I live, the more deeply
am I convinced that that which
ahkes the difference between one
man and another-between the week
and powerful, the great and iasignias
aut, is energy, invincible determina.
tIom-4 purpose once formed, and
shea death or victory."a-Pwei Buo
"Tbe poople nest door seem at
ons to be friendly. "How did yeo
get 4t 4a" r They have bested
their vhon rapw"--Houste Post
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23, at 11:5. a. nt.. Mrs. Jea I,
nedy, nee Mary Ann Daly. di.,
ceased was born in New Orkl
eight years ago. The funeral
place Sunday afternoon at 3
from her late residence, 3$1
Ave. Interment was in Mc
GLANCEY.-On Saturday, a
at 9:40 o'clock p. m., Michael
husband of Mary Ann Curres. .M
the age of forty-seven years
was a native of our town sal
member of Ivy Leaf Lodge No. *,
K. of A. and of MagnoMla L.
214. B af R. T. The funeral toll
on Monday at 2:30 o'clock p. ma
his late residence. 429 Webter
67 years, and a native of
died at 8:30 o'clock Thursday
his home, 317 Homer street, -
lingering illness. The funeral
place at 2 o'clock Friday aftesai
had lived in the Fifth DIgdrg
twelve years andt was engaged is
mess. lie leaves a family.
GALAG(;H :R.-,1ic hael
an old resident of Algiers, died
nesday, March 20, at the th
dence. 230 Webst-er avenue.
lagher was f65 yealrs of age. N.
native of Ireland. but had spe1l
tically all of his life in this tows..
For many years he was a
when the Southern P'acific Aida
er amount of its business e a
of the river, Hie made a suco I,
calling. Later he opened a
store and made a specialty t
merchandise to residents livi"
By close attention to bli "
built up a large trade and
comfortable fortune. He b1dS.
giving personal attention tO
and he was always on haud
ness made him give up his
He is survived by his wih, M
Miss Mary Theresa Clark.
gathering at the house and the
cortege which followed the
Greenwood Cemetery Friday
attested the popularity ef
known Algerlne. There wer
at the house, the Church oftt
Name of Mary and at the
Father Thomas J. Larklan
The pall bearers were Ho -
Behrman, who when a boy
ployee of the deceased; 31Mi
louis J. Petersen. George KE*l
ry Keogh and Walter CGoodll .
floral offerings were many.
Wilson-Blood poison, f
glect of an aching tooth,
death of 8-year-old Emery 3.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Gee. T.
524 Pacific avenue, early
morning. The lad would mt
to have the molar treated hilE
too late. lie was born ln
parish and came to Alglens
parents six years ago. The,
took place at 10 o'clock
ing. Interment was in Mc
TRINITY LUTHERAN C
Service Thursday. 7:31 P. 11;
English service Sunday
firmation at 10 a. m.
English service every *
7:30 o'clock during Holy We'
Announce for Holy
ery evening from Monday tO
day night after service.
Holy Communion Thbr'ds,
m., April 4.
No German service Sunday.