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SATURDAY, Jan. 18, 1913.
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TIHE ''MOOVIES" TALK. w,
A New York special of January
4, says: m
Moving pictures that talk are
the neweet "wrinkle" in inventive
circles. Thomas A. Edison hav. N
ing at last accomplished the seem- fe
ingly impossible, and giving the
whole world an opportunity to (j
bear as well as see celebrated ac.
tors in the roles upon the stage.
Many years have been spent by
Mr. Edison in developing his the. os
ory that pictures could be made to
"talk," and although he said to
day that at present the idea is far an
from perfected, nevertheless he th
expects that within a year or two
the sound and action of the mov- pi
ing pictures will be brought into a
such naturalnees as to be nearly m
"In the next year or two," said
Mr. Edison, after the completion
of the tests of his new contrivance,
which seems to have solved the
problem of synchronizing the mo
tion picture and phouograph, "it Sc
will be no unusual thing to pre- Bi
sent an entire play or opera as we -
are now able to produce a playlet
or scenes from the big plays. he
"The trouble was in getting do
sound tonal effects, as the record- .
ing device is obliged to act in con.
cert with the photographic instru
"This compelled the players to
talk at the instrument 40 feet
away, and it was quite difficult to
get their words so that they could n0
be reproduced naturally. We et
have managed it somehow, so that di
the amusement public, as well as
ourselves, will be the gainer." K
"How will this effect the stage?" Ie
Mr. Edison was asked.
"It will give everybody an op
portunity to not only see celebra.
ted stage folk, but to bear them "t
in their portrayals as they speak M
their lines. The voices will be
easily recognizable, and the larger P'
the theatre the better the words
can be understood. The kineto- T
phone is not yet perfected by any e1
means, but you may say that in w
my opinion the talking moving a
picture is no longer a theory,
but a scientific fact."
The test took place in a little a
theatre in the Edison laboratory a
at Orange, N. J., where all the
film pictures of every description
are thrown upon screens and pass- .
ed upon by Mr. Edison or his re- t
In the first picture shown a lec- 5
turer walked upon the stage, and
after bowing to the audience, pro- a
ceeded to deucribe the kineto- I
phone in the voice of a campaign g
"We will now show yon what
sounds can reproduce," said the
phantom lecturer, as he walked to
a table. "I will breat this plate."
The tigure dashed the plate to
the floor, shattering it, the sound
of the falling fragments being
A man entered the picture and I
began playing the piano, the notes
floating softly through the theatre.
A young woman violinist ap
peared and played "Home, Sweet
Home," with excellent effect, the
pianist accompanying her.
Then entered a woman who sang
the old melodies, accompanied by
a violin and pioano.
Good cheap hay at L. Bienvanu
LOCAL NEWS. b
Dr. Arthur Guilbean of Breaux e'
Bridge was here Thursday.
-Mr. David Ozenne of Broas- a
sard was in town Thursday. I
-Mrs. E. E. Voorhies of Leon.
vills was in town sev -ral days this ti
-Best ladies kid gloves on the
market for 81.00 at K. Schwartz
All colors.-ady. P
-Dr. and Mrs. H. de Mahy of
New Orleans are here to spend a
few days. A
-Mr. Tico Berard left for New F
Orleans where he has sneared a s
Miss Pauline Briant of New Or. re
leans is visiting here, at the home IM
of Mrs. A. V. Fournet. Ii
Our best high pries Men Suits a
and Over-coats are elling lower a
than elsewhere, K. chbwartz.-adv
Mrs. W. R. Roussel and baby of si
Patterson is visiting here at the el
nome of her father, Mr. L. J. Gar. t!
-Mr. Albert E. Broussard and tl
daughter, Miss Alice, of Breaux b
Bridge, were visiting here Mon. ti
-Boy's Blue Serge Suits at K. 9
Schwartz, at greatly reduced price. C
Be sure to look at thee. bargains. H
-Mrs. Elise Reaux returned to
her home in Broussard Wednes- P
day after spendimg several days vi
Messrs Frank and Joseph Des- gi
ens, of Bockdale, Texas, were here P'
this week the guests of Mr. B. S. it
Mr. Berard Duerest left Wed- .
I needy for Lafayette where he has R
P employmnut with the Bosentield
t dry goods store. b
Itf in need of OATS and CORN e
get it from Laizaire Bienvena, he
is supplying the public in feed. ,
-The Columbian Woodmen in
stalled their newly elected officers
Monday and after, offioers and
members enjoyed a splendid sup- ,
r per. 1II
The little play at the Bienvenu s
- Theatre last Sunday in which sev. t
r eral of our local boys appeared I
o was good and appreciated by the s
t audience. 1
You need a new suit, do not fail
to get it from K. Schwartz, he has''
San elegant stock, and offers spe
s oial bargain prioes.-adv.
Mr. Alexis Reeweber of Lafay
. ette spent several days in town
. this week visiting relatives and I
aLtending to some business at the
d -A splendid line of Mens Suits I
at specially low, reduced prices at
K. Schwartz. They are real bar
n gains. Come and see us.-adv.
-Dr. F. E. Stockston of Baton
t Rouge arrived here this week. We
learn tlhat Doctor 8tocketos will
remain here and form a partner
ship with Dr. P. H. Fleming.
d -Mr. F. Foti &Sou are making
i improvements to their Main Street
property. They had the woodeo
d partitions removed to reduce the
Sdangers of fire. When the repairs.
are completed it will make them a
et Good cheap hay at L. Bienvenu
* A baby does certainly brighten
the house. The gas is lit at al
g most any hour of the night.
Better laugh at people's jokes;
-you may have ocasion to spring
o one yourself some day.
A Girl's Wild Midnight Ride.
To warn people of a fearful forest Are
in the Catskills a young girl rode horse
back at midnight and saved many lives.
Her deed was glorious but lives are often
saved by Dr. King's New Discovery in
curing lung trouble, coughs and colds.
which might have ended in consump
tion or pneumonia. "It cured me of a
dreadful cough and lung disease." writes
W. R. Patterson, Wellington.Tex., "after
four in our family had died with eon
sumption, and I gained 87 pounds. No
thing so sure and safe for all throat and
ung troubles. Price 50e and $1. Trial
bottles free. Guaranteed by all druggists
From Napoleonville, one of the
progressive towns of the stat,caome
this information :
"At a meeting of the Board of
Aldermen, held yesterday, an ordi
nance was adopted for an election
Feb. 18, submitting a proposition
to the property owners to levy a
five-mill tax for twenty years, to
raiee money to purchase a modern
engine for the power and electric
light plant. If the proposition
carries, the engine will be purcha
sed at once. The present engine
is costing the town more than it
receives in revenue to operate it,
and as it in need of repair, the
electric plant will be abandoned if
the tax fail to carry."
All the towns are meeting with
the same experience due to the w
high cost of fuel. The only solu.
tion for the Power Plant of small
towns is the new fuel saving eno
gine as are in operation in Morgan
Oity, Donaldsonville, Thibodaux,
Houma and Opelousas.
An examination will be held in the
Public School Buildang in St. Martin
ville. In different rooms. for white and
colored applicants for teachers' certlfi
eates on January 30, 31 and Feb, 1. be
ginning the first day at 10 a. m. Re
port to the Superintendent's ofiee for -
instructions as to rooms.
Applicants for 3rd grade certificate
us pay a feeof $1.00; for 2nd grade
certifieates, $1.50; for let grade. $2.00
graduates of State Colleges taking only
Theory and Art of Teaching. $2.90.
All must come provided with soft
black pencils and only paper bought ac
cording to directions to be given the
first day will be allowed.
No one under eighteen years of age
will be allowed to take the examination.
A. J. DuPUT,
Supt. Dupuy received this week
from Baton Rouge, the result of
the examination of teachers held
last August. Those who passed
successfully are: Gertrude Ber- -
trand, Virginia sad Nell Gauthier,
Ernestine Mayball, Fred Maraist
and Gaston Thibodesex. Those
who failed in their examination
will not be employed as teachers,
as the law provides that they most
pass the examination before they
can be employed as teachers.
-The "Parish Priest" given at
the Bioenveonu Theatre Thursday
by local amatears under the man
agement of Mr. Ellsworth was
well rendered and much apprecia.
ted by the large audience. The
play was Riven for theb beuefit of
the flood surfferers. many of whom
in our uearby sections, are said to j
be in great uneed.
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