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Published in the Interest of the Club Women of Baton Rouge, La.
Official Journal Sixth District, Louisiana Federated Women's Clubs, Louisi.
ana State Division, U. D. C.
Entered as second-class matter, October 14, 1921, at the postoffice at Baton
Rouge, La., under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Address All Communications to Box 15.
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, DECEMBER 15, 1922.
Subscription, per annum................................$1.00
MARK THE STREETS AND NUMBER HOUSE. sket
While the agitation favorable to placing the names of streets side
at each corner that strangers may be guided on their peregina- Hs
tions is both timely and wise, it is not to be understood that the estE
idea is a new or untried one as at no very remote period of the Da`
past every street in this city was so marked and even today some wh<
of the index boards are to be found and not only the streets were bro'
marked but mile posts informed the traveler of distances through- al
out the parish. Baton Rouge of the past was not the simple cross tio
road village that many of the present inhabitants imagine but ert;
for its size, time and date was every bit as progressive as today. rep
Not so many years ago not only were index signs on street Fel
corners but every house was numbered but time and neglect laus
caused the signs to decay and changes, alterations and removals zer
have caused the loss of many numbers. However, travel being "ci
greater than formerly and many new residents having made per- All
manent homes among us the lost and destroyed land marks should But
be substituted by others and besides there are many more streets W;
Now than ten or even five years ago. ca
The ladies composing the Women's Club exhibit a lively spirit in
of progressiveness in bringing such matters to public notice and tij
may rest assured their recommendations in matters of general as
interest will be duly considered by the city commission if wise and Ho
essential to public convenience and city funds are sufficient to ha'
defray the cost. out
WOMEN IN POLITICS. sla
That element of suffragettes who proposed forming a ey4
Woman's Party pure and simple have had brought to their minds '
by the November primaries and elections the futility of such an a
undertaking, and have learned that to obtain full recognition in it
political affairs they must attach themselves to either of the no
dominant parties. Women voters are but a small minority com- ha
pared to the sterner sex in the entire Union, but especially so in at
the South where they are discouragingly slow in qualifying. W
Nvertheless, the holding of the balance of power in factions of no
the party with which the are aligned is in their hands and they
are thus in position to make their presence felt in party councils. th
That women voters have already had a wonderful'influence
or good in political affairs is conceded by the best of citizens do
and still greater good will result as that element in the body pol- b,
itle increases in number but prejudices of ages must be overcome s,
before the great work of enfranchisement is fully accomplished. r
Women are slow in breaking away from the bonds of domesticity bi
but their eyes are opening to the fact that active participation p
on their part is imperatively demanded if the sancticity of the e
home, the morals and welfare of youth, the retirement of the pro- lk
fessional politician and grafter and the liberties of the people are cI
to be guarded and perpetuated.
To attain the position in public affairs equal to that held by d
the male sex women' must heed the advice of the pioneers of the g
movement, which conferred upon them the right of suffrage, o
rend the bonds of old customs and ages long prejudice and pre
pare to take an active part in political affairs. Will they do so?
Or will they continue in the old stage of inequality to man? e
Time will tell. a
The next fifteen days will tell whether the women of Lou- n
Iuiena are to be a factor of importance in politics or not for unless I
poll taxes are paid within that time for two years at least their c
influence in selecting law makers and other officials will be slight. 4
THE LAST APPEAL.
The women of Louisiana are not responding to the duties of
citizenship as freely as was expected after invading congressional
and legislative halls for years demanding all privileges conferred
upon the male sex in the matter of political affairs and triumph
ing over every obstacle in the path leading to full and complete
citizenship and for this reason Woman's Enterprise refers again
to poll taxes even though the subject be worn threadbare.
But sixteen days from the date of this paper remain in which
to qualify to vote at elections to be held during the next two
years and unless one's poll tax is paid within that time disquali
fication follows. "Time and tide awaits no man" neither does the
tax gstherer, so unless delinquents move more swiftly women's
influence in political circles will be slight indeed.
The subject of suffrage has been discussed at women's clubs
from every angle and is generally well understood but results are
not as satisfactory as desired or was to have been expected and
it hhs now reached a point where the tax must be paid or the
voter stand disqualified. Less discussion and more action should
be the rule from now until the 31st day of December.
It is highly gratifying, however, to learn from published sta
tietics that East Baton Rouge stands at or quite near the head
of the list of qualified women-voters in the state, but that number
1. small in comparison with the total number of women of lawful
age who could, if they would, by qualifying exert quite a bene
ficial influence upon the body politic.
Were numbers of the League of Women Voters in this parish
to devote time and energy toward increasing the female vote
great good would most undoubtedly result and their membership
be~greg tly increased. The day hasarrived for work; for personal
appeal to. the lukewarm and indifferent discussions in club hails
do not reach a very large number of women who would no doubt
Esten to personal arguments and be convinced that poll tax pay.
ja1. as first rsqtur.ume't of good citizenship and that, po, be
fore the first day of January next.
Registration may be postponed to a later date. Pay the poll
tax at once and register when the books are again opened.
Women, you have been enfranchised, now do your duty as
enlightened citizens! Pay your poll tax, register and vote and
thus prove yourselves worthy of the privileges conferred upon
Please renew your subscriptions.
DISCOVER OF GREENWELL villaE
SPRINGS. the T
Now that Greenwell Springs have ment
again come to the forefront and are thoun
attracting the attention of the public abidi
as a tuberculosis refuge a brief being
sketch of its discovery and occupancy inent
prior to the Civil War might be con- jbath
sidered timely information. For this sprir
we copy from a paper read before the sprir
Historical Society prepared by our a re
esteemed fellow-ciitzen, Mr. C. K. for
David. The names of the young men asses
who discovered the Springs and talk
brought them to public notice are light
given in initial letters only in the mus;
valuable paper, but for the informa- with
tion of our readers we take the lib- look
erty of stating that those initials agai
represent Messrs. Harney Skolfield, riag
Felix Brunot and Adolph Huguet, the was
last named is still living and among Bate
us and one of our oldest native citi- and
zens: of t
"Change, eternal change, dust
All nature owns thy mystic touch, to 1
But most of all on man do <
Workest thou thy miracles." regi
Fifteen miles northeast of this, our All
Capital City, as the crow flies, nestled mal
in the pines, on the bank of the beau- Bar
tiful River Amite, is what is known ma'
as the famous Greenwell Springs. poli
How old these springs are, we know sere
not; it is fair to presume that they h
have been there since "the stars sang hav
out on earth's glad natal morn;" it wit
is possible that they were used to day
slake the thirst and cure the ills of Aft
our Indian predecessors. In fancy's fro
eye we may see the dusky Indian ed;
maid drinking of the health-giving of
waters and using its still surface as of
a mirror by which to make her toilet. oth
It is evident that Ponce de Leon did in
not discover them, else they would eit
have been named Eureka, and the tai
search for the fountain of youth an
abandoned and old age abolished. we
'With their antiquity this brief has W1
nothing to do. al
The modern history begins about the
the middle of the last century-about to
S1850, as well as can be ascertainede
when they were discovered by acci- tw
dent, as nearly all discoveries have of
been. Three young men, A. H., H. th'
e S., and F. B., full of adventure and an
I. romance, set out on horseback on a TI
Sbright autumn morning, in search of br
game, fish, etc., and armed "cap-a- nc
pie." They took the open road going th
e eastward. What else they found, we ta
'know not, but toward night they oc
e came upon a farm house in a small aT
clearing, and nearby, just under the di
hill, they found a spring. They w:
Y drank the water, using the "old re
e gourd," (now proscribed and suc
7, ceeded by the individual drinking th
. cup). They found the water good; ai
9 they drank again and found it very
good. Then then approached the ti
far rnhouse, owned by Mr. Greenwell,
and asked his kind hospitality for the S
x- night. He consented to do the best tc
;s he could, but told them that he had tl
ir no bed for them, except in the corn er
crib, which was gccepted with grate- w
ful thanks, and they retired, but not a
to sleep. Their experience was ex- tl
citing, and repeated now, is amusing. 11
The rats, the weevils, the owls, the n
of watch dog, etc., made sleep impossi- v
al ble. They arose early and sought the a
spring again where they made their 5
ablutions and drank the water. They b
h- were very thirsty, as they had a mys- t
te terious bottle of something which r
in seemed to create thirst. I
If they killed any game or fish, we
know not. They returned to town r
filled with the story of this wonder- t
YO ful spring - possibly exaggerated. '
ri- Their wonderful stories about the wa- t
he ten finally reached the ears of one W.
S. Pike, a young banker of Baton
Rouge, who investigated and became
the purchaser of the farm and the I
8bs spring. He divided a portiox near
tre est the spring into loti and began to
and improve the same by building a sum
mer cottage. At first the sale of '
;he lots was slow, but by judicious ad- 1
uld vertising, aided by an epidemic of '
yellow fever in New Orleans and Bat: 1
ta- on Rouge, in 1853, a demand wta cre
?ad ated and the rush began. Lotm were
bought by people of Baton Rouge,
ber New Orleans, and along the 14issis
ful sippi river, in West Baton Rouge,
ne.- Ierville, etc. Cottages ranging in
price from $200.00 to $3,000.00 were
ish built, a large hotel was erected, a
store was added to the colony to sup
Ote ply the small wants of the people;
hip streets were laid out and the village
nal was lighted-the streete with pine
alds knot fres sad the houses with tallow
ubt candle. By the YeSr 1858, when an
SY- other visit of yellow fever oocurred in
be- New Orleans and Baton Rougs and
aerved to create an exodus to this
village, Greenwell Springs was "on auto
the map." p. m.
There was no municipal govern- Orchf
ment, just a village of about one dren
thousand of the best people, all law- of to
abiding and bent on doing right and the (
being pleasant and agreeable. Prom- for t
inent among the improvements were Th
bath houses in the river below the Tree
spring, and a large pavilion over the I tribu
spring, which served the purpose of der c
a resting and assembling place, and occas
for dancing. Every night the people by tj
assembled at the pavilion to gossip, ages
1talk politics, etc., and dance by the vited
light of the fires and candles to the even
music of a violin, 0when music arose are
.with its voluptuous swell, soft eyes little
.looked love to eyes which spoke Club
Sagain, and all went merry as a mar
,riage bell." A line of daily hacks tree
e was run to and from the Springs and effe
g Baton Rouge, bringing ice, provisions
- and passengers, and the whole length T
of the road was marked by clouds of tee
dust. All who could do so went out Dew
,, to board or buil da cottage. Not to offic
do one or the other was to be refused chai
register in the "Who's Who" book. L.
r All enjoyed themselves and helped Caii
d make life pleasant for everyone else. cha
_ Barbecues, political meetings were
n made for this village, (we had some
Spolitics then, same as now), all these
W served to pass the time pleasantly.
,y How long this happy state would
g have lasted, had not the Civil War
it with its unhappy consequences come
o down upon the scene, we cannot say.
)f After the State of Louisiana seceded
's from the Union, pandemonium reign-!
n ed; war was upon us, and the decline'
ig of the beautiful village began. Some
as of its inhabitants went into the army,
t. others left for their permanent homes
id in the city. The hotel was burned,
Id either by accident or vandalism; cot
he tage after cottage became vacant,
th and was destroyed, till only a few
d. were left, and by the end of the Civil
as War, this once beautiful village was
a memory only. It was a pity to see
ut the rapid destruction, but such is his
ut tory, "Tempora mutantur."
SOne August night in 1865, I saw
ci- two young men loading the last piece
eve of lumber from the last cottage in
H. the village. The day had been hot,
,nd and the night was chosen for work.
a The moon was shining through the
of branches of the pines. The soft
-a- notes of the whippoorwill were in
ng the air; the bark of a dog in the dis
we tance, all added to the sadness of the
ley occasion. The wagon drove away,
call and down the road the whistling boys
the drove the teams, while the creaking
iey wheels of the loaded wagon was the
old requiem of Greenwell Springs.
uc- The spring was left, and is still
ing tthere. Yes, the memory of the pleas
od; ant days and nights of old arise.
ery "You may break, you may shatter
the the vase if you will, the scent of
'ell, le roses will hang around it. still."
the Sundry vain attempts have been made
est to resurrect this village, but so far
had they 'have not been successful. The
orn echo of the past brings many sad as
ite- well 'as pleasant memories but we
not are forced to say this of many other
ex- things in life. Let us hope. This is
ing. 1917, the age of good roads and auto
the mobiles. These, with the well-known
'ssi- value of the waters of these springs,
the all combined, make a trinity which
heir should serve to inspire the hope and
hey belief that some day in the near fu
iys- ture we shall again see a beautiful
hich reisort where the sick and tired may
find health, and rest, and enjoy them
we selves. If our American people jour
own ney to Europe to be benefitted by
der- their springs, and the people of Eu
ited. rope came to Americ~a to drink and
wa- use our spring water, is it not un
W. reasonable to hope that we shall
aton again see this once delightful place
ame take its station among the many
the health and pleasure resorts of this,
ear- our charming Southland. This spring
n to is by analysis one of the best tonic
sum- and health giving waters, as it al
of ways has been. The spot is beauti
ad- ful and restful, and well worth a
of visit. It is easy of access. Then why
Bat may rwe not hope to see it again re
re- stored and the Mecca of all who wish
were rest and health? I say why not, and
uge, again why not? "Nous verrons."
in Two newly federated clubs, not yet
were reported, are the Woman's Club of
I, a Thibodaux of which Mrs. C. P. Shaver
sUP- is president and which applied for
ople; membership just before the conven
Iage tion; and the Woman's Club of Clin
pine ton whose application was received
allow during the meeting. These two clubs
bring the number of new clubs re
1 an- ceived during 1922 to 24.
ed in _
and And you see what disarmdameat has
this done for West Virginia.
XMAS FOR THE ORPHANS. J
The annual Christmas tree given
by the members of the Knights of 0
Columbus to the Catholic and Prot
estant Orphans of Baton Rouge will
take place next Thursday, December t
21st, at the Community Club Pavil
The program may consist of an
auto ride from 5:30 until about 6:30
p. m.; music by the Community Club 2
Orchestra; refreshments for the chil
dren of the Orphanages; distribution
of toys and gifts by Santa Claus to
the orphans; and another auto ride
for the orphans homeward.
The expenses of the Christmas
Tree are financed by voluntary con
tributions fro mmembers of the Or
der of the Knights of Columbus. The
occasion is always looked forward to
by the children of the two Orphan
ages; and the public is always in
Svited by the Knights to witness the
e event, when those of our people who
B are interested in the welfare of the
Slittle tots always tax the Community
e Club Pavilion to its capacity.
The Knights expect the Christmas
Stree this year to eclipse all previous
h The K. C. Christmas tree commit
,f tee is composed of the following:
t Dewey J. Sanchez, Grand Knight, Ex
Sofficion chairman; Julian J. Fourrier,
d chairman; J. E. Snee, vice-chairman;
L. A. Gauthier, secretary; Henry
,d Caire, treasurer; John M. Callighan,
e. chairman transportation committee;
J. A. Landry, chairman committee to
secure tree; John P. Keays, chairman
committee to erect tree; committee
on wiring and lighting, M. F. Hall,
chairman; F. A. Hannaman, C. C.
Hundemer, Emile Bourg; the balance
of the Xmas Tree committee includes
the names of Messrs George W. Mar
tin, Sidney Wolf, Dr. A, B. Brown,
Dr. L. D. Landry, Chas. A. Levert,
St. Geo. Hines, M. C. Touzet, Hugh
Birch, Duncan Williams, Louis Duga.
zon, Fred Bowes, Lionel Champagne,
Daniel Meaney, Andrew Bahlinger,
Fred LeBlane, Howard Huckins, Navy
LeBlanc, Ernest Babin, Frank Nesos
and Joseph Ellis.
Committees of Ladies have been ap
pointed and are working on purchases
Useful Gifts-Mrs. Thomas S. Gill,
Mrs. Jules Arbour, Mrs. Edmund
Kennedy, and Mrs. Ben Standard.
Toys-Miss Nellie Costello, Miss
Winnie Costello, Mn. L. U. Babin,
and Mrs. John P. Burgin.
Committee on Special Basket Deco
rations-Mrs. J. G. Appel, chairman,
Mrs. C. T. Reddy, Mrs. F. F. Oubre,
Mrs. A. B. Capdeville, Mrs. George
W. Martin, Mrs. Wm. Langhart, Miss
Zoe Gangaloff, Miss Kate Amrhein.
Other committees will be appointed
A correspondent wants to know if
a Democrat who tries to land an of.
f ice under a Republican administra
tion isn't an optomist. N; he is just
; a plain fool.
Scuter Cars ..................$8.50
Scout Runners ...............$6.50
Velocipede from ...........$3.50 iu
Coaster Wagons with
rubber tires ........$3.50 to $10.00
Trains, from ....,.... $1.00 to $10.00
Dolls, from .............10c to $5.00
The largest assortment in town.
Bring the children to see Radio Rex.
Main and 3rd. Dufrocq and Main.
Gifts For "Him"
SEvery desire in the way of a gift for a man is to be sat
isfied by making selection from our present stock. Just a
SPresenting an array of Neckwear that will coincide with
X the most fastidious taste-in pattern, weave and work
Here are Madras Shirts that
answer the call for better qual
ity merchandise; an excellent
Made of pure thread silk; full
fashioned, with reinforced heel
and toe to insure longer wear;
an excellent gift.