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ST. JAMES CRlC
A church with a history dating
back over one hundred years and
with over 1200 membership and rap
idly increasing in membership is St.
James Episcopal Church, over which
Rev. Royal K. Tucker at present pre
sides as priest and rector. Like all
churches of Baton Rouge during the
early days of American occupancy St.
James Church had a rdther precari
In the year 1819 several citizens of
Baton Rouge banded together to se
cure for themselves and families the
services of the Episcopal Church but
as an ordained priest could not be had
a lay leader, a Mr. Jamison, was en
listed in the cause and officiated dur
ing some two or three years.
In the year 1820 an act of incor
poration was granted by the State
legislature under the title of "The
Episcopal Congregation of Baton
Rouge," but as services were very ir
regular the small congregation be
came discouraged and the charter ex
pired by limitation and the church as
such ceased for a time.
From 1823 to 1840 there were neith
er priests nor regular ministrations
but during 1940 the Rev. William B.
Lacey, (father of Lawyer Lacey who
perished when the steamer Princess.
was destroyed by fire), President of
the Baton Rouge College, held ser
vices in the old court house which has
just been demolished.
In 1840 General Zachary Taylor
came here as commander of the de
partment of the South accompanied by
his family where for the. first time a
suitable chapel was provided in the
garrison by Mrs. Taylor and from
that time St. James Church has not
been without a suitable place of wor
ship. On January 20, 1943 Rev. Leon
idas Polk, bishop of Louisiana, (later
lieutenant-general in the.army of the
Confederacy and killed during the
Sherman campaign near Kennesaw
Mountain) paid an official visit to ad
minister confirmation to five candi.
dates at which time a parochiel or
ganization was formed and a meeting
called to elect a vestry. A petition ;
for a charter was again granted by 1
the legislature under the title of St. ]
In 1844 two lots of ground at the I
corner of Church and Convention c
streets were purchased and the church I
building preceding the present one
erected and on April 26, 1846 the first
Serviced was held therein.
During the Civil War services were
temporarily suspended but at the close
the faithful few rallied to bring back
that condition of material and spirit
nal welfare enjoyed previous to the
When the dove of peace hovered
over this community once again in
1867, Rev. John Philsen assumed
charge of the parish and from that
date the church has grown steadily in
membership and communicants and at
the same time provided a more com
modious and handsome church build
ing which stands today a monument
to the loyalty and devotion of the
membership of St. Jomes congregation
at the corner of Church and Conven
tion streets on the site of the first
permanent church building demolish
ed to moke room for that of today.
Since that date the congregation
has steadily grown to its present
membership of over 1200, with 700
Manytbeautiful ?memorials enrich
the very chtirchly appearance of the
interipf; p f among which are the
.three Tiffdny windows in the chancel
and the hand-carved panels of the
sancturary made by Rev. Jospeh L.
Tucker while receor of the church.
The need of a parish hall to house
the many parochial activties having
become imperative the congregation
purchased a new rectory on Florida
street last year in order that the old
rectory might be used for that pur
Among names appearing in the rec
ords of St. James Church are several
who assisted in wresting the territory
of West Florida from the King of
Spain and of the first officers of this
city and parish.
Historically connected with Baton
Rouge also were such citizens as John
Reid, C. R. French, Wright Con
verse, Geo. Steer, William Wikoff,
Adam Winthrop, who were among the
leading and most patriotic citizens
during the first years of the Ameri
Those priests who have labored for
the spiritual advancement of the par
ish from its organization to the pres
ent are the Rev. W. R. Lacey, (alter
nating with his co-laborer) 1840-41;
Rev. R. H. Ranney, 1840-45; Rev. A.
H. Lamon, 1845-46; Rev. John Burke,
1846'49; Rev. G. H. Linebaugh, 1849
52; Rev. J. S. Chadbourne, 1852-53,
who died of yellow fever; Rev. Ed
ward C. Benson, 1853-54; Rev. Elijah
Guion, 1854-60; Rev. John Gierlow,
1867; Rev. Henry N. Strong, 1868-76;
Rev. Charles Stewart, 1878-79; Rev.
Charles Goodrich, 1979-86; Rev. T. B.
R. Trader, summer 1880; Rev. Fred S.
De Mattos, 188689; Rev. J. J. Cornish,
1889-97; 1898 Rev. Mr. Tarrut and
the Rev. Mr. Roehl as supplies dur
ing vacancy of rectorship; Rev. Wil
mer Gresham, 1898-1900; Rev. Dr. J.
L. Tucker, 1900-06; Rev. J. Louis
Tucker, 1906-09; Rev. Dr. H. K.
Brouse, rector pro-tem during v a
cancy; Rev. J. Gilmer Buskie, 1910;
Rev. -Royal- Tucker, 1919-
ROSELAWN MEMORIAL PARK.
The Roselawn Memorial Park which
is being laid out on Greenwell Springs
Read about a half mile from the city
limits, promises to be one of the most
picturesque and beautiful spots in
The modern burial park will feature
the latest methods of landscape ar
chitetture with beautiful lawns, shrub
bery, winding road ways, flowers and
nothing will be left undone by the
promoters to have this "silent city of
the dead" a peaceful resting place.
Here the murmer of the fountain will
be heaid and the mocking bird will
sing it) sweetest song, as the breeze
blows ,bently upon this sacred spot.
There will be nothing morbid about
the Memorial Park.
A beautiful entrance will be one of
the features of this artistic place. At
the further end will be a modern cha
pel where funeral ceremonies can be
held. A creek will pass before chapel
spanned by an artistioally designed
bridge and wind about the gpounds.
This park is in the hands of The
American Park Builders, of Chicago,
and the oficers of this Memorial
Park are among our most substantial
business men, the officers being, A.
Grouchy, Jr., G. P. McNeel, J. A.
Deoug, C. M. Downs. The sales man
ager is Mr. H. H. Muma with ofices
348 Florida St.
Reservations are being made now
and it would be well to select the
choicest lots now as perpetual care
will be given to keep up the beauty of
Roselawn Memorial Park.
If you're on your way to Health
land stop at the store and buy
.a loaf of our bread.
It will speed your journey. When
you order bread don't just say
"bread"-mention the name of
our bread. You'll be rewarded.
SA ITR - S .' .'
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Visit our Show Room.,,,
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523-25 Third St. Phone 610
SA GREATER HOTEL
ct Women it must be admitted, take
-as lively interest in the upruilding and
beautifying of this city as do the
n most progressive male citizens and it
t is therefore with pleasure Woman's
0 Enterprise greets the proposal of Mr.I
A. C. Glassell to erect a modern up
h to date hotel of sufficient housing ca
e pacity to meet the demands of the
e times; to furnish ample accommoda
I tion to the very large and steadily 1
e growing number of visitors daily ar- I
'riving. True, the proposition is made
with the understanding that a bonus(
e be granted the owner in order to se
r cure him against loss while awaiting
i1 such patronage as to make the hotel
i self supporting and to secure that t
I bonus a unmber of gentlemen deeply v
- interested in our city are giving much e
of their valuable time and large per- c
- sonal subscriptions. Whether the ob- h
I ject for which they are laboring is a
v accomplished or not, these gentlemen 3
f are entitled to the gratitude of every a
s person endowed with the least civic c
That we have excellent well con- 1
Sducted hotels none will gainsay, but
Snone are of housing capacity sufficient
,for the accommodation of the unusual
Sly large number of persons called
3 here from time to time and not infre
. quently the "standing room only" sign
is displayed. During State conven- 0
tions and legislative sessions it be- i
comes necessary for the Chamber of r
. Commerce to call upon owners of pri- v
.vate homes to meet the demands for r
quarters for those hotels cannot house f
and it frequently happens that per
sons having business with state de- b
partments during legislative sessions h
are compelled to leave on evening n
trains to find shelter elsewhere and
there is not a session of the legisla
ture that complaints are not heard of
our lack of hotel facilities.
Of all civic improvements contem
,plated none are needed more than a
hotel of a handsome style of archi
,tecture and of ample size for the
Scomfortable accommodation of a large
.number of guests and that is just
,what Mr. Glassell proposes to build
if our people feel interested enough in
the undertaking. Not only would such
a hotel be a credit to the community
but would most undoubtedly enhance
the value of property throughout a
greater portion of the city and would
be an ornament to the city and stifle
the everlasting complaint of vistors
of the lack of accommodation in Baton
Our people are greatly elated and
most enthusiastic over the establish
ment of the Greater Agricultural Col
lege and civic pride is aroused over
the prospect of a hotel worthy of a
Capital City and they will undoubt
1edly contribute to the extent of their
ability towards securing a greater and
more imposing hotel, one made neces
sary by the municipal growth and
rapidly and steadily increasing stream
All persons who are financially able
1to do so should aid the public spirited
citizens engaged in securing the bonus
demanded. Each and every citizen is
best judge for his or her financial
ability to assist this worthy and great
ly needed enterprise, but all who can
do so should assist promptly and
t cheerfully. If our people are wise
- they will rally to the assistance of
e the progressive citizens nho have
I started out in the campaign for a
1 Greater Hotel and these gentlemen
are numbered among the leading and
B most public spirited of our citizens
" as the following names bear testi
Mr. Joseph Gebelin, chairman; H.
' L. Cohn, Welsh & Levy, Solon Farm
' bacher, Farmnbachefs Dry Goods Co.,
C. P. Manship, State-Times, Col A. T.
The following gentlemen have been
named as a result of the mass meet
ing at the City Hall: C. J. Brown,
President of the Kiwanis Club; T. L.
Small, President of the Rotary Club;
Jim Amiss, Knox & Amiss; Frank
Flemming, Holmes & Barnes, G. C.
Everett and A. T. McGuire, which
constitutes the Hotel committee at the
STORY HOUR FOR CHILDREN.
The usual story telling will take
place this afternoon at the Woman's
Club House from 5 to 6 o'clock. A
delightful program will be presented
and an enjoyable time is promised
all who attend. These affairs are par
ticularly enjoyable to the children
but grown-ups are also invited to at
Mrs. Joe Ramirez will entertain
this afternoon with a bridge party at
her home on the Jefferson Highway,
at 5 o'clock, complimeptary to her
sister, Mrs. J. A. Maradon, of St.
"Letters of credit," according to
Sonia Serovra, "are I, 0. U."
BECOMING WELL KNOWN
Young Lady from Far Away Washing
ton Writes to Editor of this
The publisher of the Woman's En
terprise has received many letters of
congratulation from this state and
,thers on the publication of a paper
devoted to the interests of women.
The following is an excerpt from a
letter received from a young lady in
Washington, D. C.:
"I enclose a clipping from the New
Orleans Picayune of Aug. 7th. I
write to ask if there is a vacancy-in
Se staff of the Woman's Enterprise
at I might fill. I am a graduate of
the School of Journalism of the Uni
versity of Missouri and had five years'
experience on the Duluth Herald. I
came to Washington, etc." Don't be
horrified at the mention of Duluth
and Washington, for I am not a
Yankee, but a middle Tennesseean and
am most desirous of getting back
South, so if there is an opportunity
for me to join the staff of your new
publication. please let me know."
THE PHILISTORIA CLUB.
(By Mrs. Howell Morgan).)
One of th oldest and best known
of the Wome 's Clubs of Baton Rouge
is the Philistoria, which was organ
ized in 1906, federated in 1907, and
which ever since has exerted a far
reaching influehce for education, re
finement and culture. Its membership
his confied to twenty-five active mem
bers, a few nonresident members who
have been active, but who have re
imoved from Baton Rouge; and the
Governor's wife who is a member by
As the name of this club implies,
these women are lovers of history and
cure pledges from business men and
'learning, and their study is principal
ly history, though their bi-weekly pro
grams are enlivened and enriched by
selections from the literature, drama
and art of the country forming the
subject of the years' study. For the
past four years Ireland has been the s
subject. However, the work of the I
club was discontinued for two years t
during the war, and its members were f
amongst the foremost in Red Cross I
activities, so only two years of real
work were devoted to this little coun- t
try which is giving the world so much I
concern today. c
The following subjects have been t
studied, which will give the reader e
an idea of the earnestness and sinceri- t
ty which characterize the work of the h
Phi. storia: Louisiana History, Set- n
tlement of Original Thirteen States, 0
Our Republic, Shakespeare, The Ger
man Empire, The Bible as History t
and Litrature, Russia, Modern Rus- 1i
The year bopks are already out for 1
next year, "France from the Revolu- I
tion to the Present Time," being the '3
period to be studied. r
The following ladies were the first I
officers of the club: President, Miss I
Mattie B. McGrath; Vice President, (
Miss Katherine Hill; Secretary, Mrs. I
R. L. Goyer; Treasurer, Mrs. E. L. "
Woodside. Since then these well J
known ladies have served as Presi- I
dent of this mo excellent organiza- '
tion and in every instance the gavel
has sounded for strict parliamentary
law and order. Tn passing, it may be v
interesting to know that this same lit- 1
'tle gavel is made from a piece of the c
wood taken from the pew in Hermit
age Church in 1823, occupied by An.
drew Jackson and presented to the
Sclub by Mrs. Ella Knox Connell: Miss
Mattie B. McGrath, Mrs. C. H. Stum.
berg, Mrs. A. M. Herget, Mrs. T. D.
Boyd, Miss Katherine Hill, Mrs. R. L.
Himes, Mrs. W. S. Holmes, Mrs. Hor
ace Wilkinson, Mrs. E. L. Woodside,
Mrs. I. D. Wall, Mrs. S. T. Sanders,
Mrs. Anthony Doherty, Mrs. A. G.
Reed. Mrs. Howell Morgan is now
President and Mrs. W. S. Payne has
been elected to take the office at the
first meeting in October when the
Philistoria begins its new year's work.
Philistoria has not neglected philan.
thropic work for it has contributed
liberally towards several worthy
causes. It has paid yearly donations
towards the maintenance and college
education of a poor girl, ad contribu
ted towards prison reform work, and
has paid its allotment for the endow.
ment fund of the general federation
The present personnel of the Philis.
toria is composed of the following
ladies: Mrs. T. W. Atkinson, Mrs. C.
'M. Brooks, MAirs. Walter Bynum, Mrs.
W. R. Dodson,, Mrs. A. Doherty, Mrs.
B. E. Eskridge, Mrs. F. C. Gladney,
'Mrs. Leo M. Favrot, Mrs. D. V. Guth
rie, Mrs. T. M. Harris. Mrs. A. M.
l'Herget, Miss Katherine Hill, Mrs. R.
L. Himes, Mrs. W. S. Holmes, Mrs. J.
G. Lee, Mrs. Howell Morgan, Mrs. L.
E. Morgan, Mrs. I. C. Nichols, Mrs.
W. S. Payne, Mrs. W. R. Perkins, Mrs.
J. L. Pillow, Mrs. A. G. Reed, Mrs. C.
H. Stumberg, Mrs. I. D. Wall, Mrs.
J. G. Woodside.
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