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VOLUME XLVIII. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1919. NUMBER 44.
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"The Island of Intrigue."
This' exceptionally interesting
"crook drama," will be the offering
at the Grand Theatre tomorrow. It
is an adaptation of Isabelle Ostran
der's novel of the same name. Anl
adventurous young fellow has
chosen the island for a camp. IIe
falls in love with a girl, aids her to
escape and wins her love. May Alli
son takes the leading role. She is
ably supported by Jack Mower, who
appears as the hero, and Lucille
Ward, Gordon Marr and Hector
- "The Home Town Girl."
y-' TVhen Vivian Martin, the star,
comes to the Grand Theatre Monday
i her latest picture, "The Home
Town Girl," her many friends will
see her in a new role--that of a
small town village belle. The star
plays the part of a girl whose faith
S aves the reputation and career of
the man she loves. You cannot af
ford to miss it.
"The Hell Cat."
This production is one of the most
exciting in which Miss FIrr:r has ap
peared. The role is well ad:tpted to
the star, whose fo.,ri'iefl dr: matei
abilitois given full swineg it, shaping
Pancha O'Brien's Ilempeint-ous a .
reer. Primitive pa:ss.on i,, the key
note of the plot. A\i untamedn sv
s;a: age of a man, ponxerfl in bulildi and
proud( of his strength. con elives an
intense desire for a young woman,
the daughter of a neighlri ,,.g ranch
"' plan. XWhen she spurns his advances,
he murderlt her father iand carries her
away to his own home. rnhe scenes
are staged in Wynomrihii :.d the lo
cations hre authethtic. Thi thrilling
photoplay will bte prsnti,, I ait the
Grand Theatre Tuesday.
In this screen piay, which will be
featured at the G(rand Theatre
Thursday, Kitty (G.rdon, app,.:lr.s in
the emotional role of Cora, :t Spanish
adventuress, one of the strongest
apd most vivid parts she has ever
played. She sends a man to prison
and then discovers that he is the
only man she ever really loved. What
did she do? If you wish to find out
come and see the play.
"One Week of Life."
What wouldl you give to exchange
a week of your life with the life of
another? Suppose :i very rich woman
made asuc(h a proposit io to l 'Ou;
You to step into her shoes. to ride in
9., her limousine, sit in her box at the
opera, meet all her friends-and dine
, occasionally with her husband. Sup
': Pose you were very poor, would you
FLY ACROSSS ATLANTIC.
U. S. Naval Seaplane First to Cross
the Ocean Under its Own Power.
The Americatl naval seaplane NC
4, under Lieutenant Commander Al
,etnt C. Read, swept into the harbor
of Lisbon, Portugal, last Wednesday,
and won the distinction of being the
first airshin of any kind to cross the
Atlantic under its own power. The
N C-4 together with three other ma
chines of the same kind, started on
their flight across the sea, from
'Irespassey, New Foundland, on May
16. Seveial stops were made at dif
fer ent islands in accordance with
pre-arranged plans, and unfavorable
weather conditions caused consider
able delay at some of the stopping
places, but while in motion the plane
maintained an average speed of 80
knots an hour, and covered the dis
tance between Trepassey and Lisbon
in 20 hours and 41 minutes total
The flight was made under the au
spices and direction of the navy de
partment, and the great object of all
of the money, time and effort lavish
ed on the undertaking-the naviga
tion of a seaplane across the Atlantic
through t:,he air-has been accom
plished. A new means of transpor
tation has been (deviscd and the
United States navy has led the way.
Lieutenant Commander Read's
crew on on the trip was composed
ý,f the following officers: Lieuten
ant E. F. Stone, Lieutenant Hinton,
Ensign HI. C. Hood, Chief Mechanic
1.. i. Howard and Lieutenant J. L.
Ilreese, Jr. These men are hailed
ti onuihout the world as among the
greatest heroes of the twentieth
century. They faced dlangers which
;,,wer very great and accomplished a
feat which was considered beyond the
reach of human possibility, The
names of these heroes will be for
over emblazoned upon the mme.
of the world.
Ilarry G. Hawker and .his naviga
tori, Lieutenant Commander Grieve,
the lBritish aviators, who made an
unsuccessful attempt to snatch the
honors from the Americans, are also
the object of universal admiration.
Their machine came to grief when
they were several hundred miles
away from England and they landed
Sin the sea near a ship which picked
them up and carried them back safe
ly to their country.
take the chance that Marion Roche
took? You might ask what did the
other woman want to change for
well, that is for you to find out. Suf
tire it is to say that you will follow
the adventures of Pauline Frederick
as the heroine with breathless inter
' est. Don't miss seeing it at the
Grand Theatre Friday.
C We are proud of the confidence doe
tors, druggists and the public have in
CITY COUNCIL IN SESSION.
Report of Business Transacted at (
- Regular Monthly Meeting.
Donaldsonville, La., May 14, 1919.
A regular meeting of the cbmmis
sion council was held this day at 7:30
p. m. with commissioners E. K. Sims
and Alexander Bloomenstiel present;
absent, John H. Schaff.
The minutes of the regular meet
ing of April 16 were read, approv
ed, and ordered signed.
Ordinance No. 47 introduced at
the last regular meeting of the coun
cil was read. The motion of Mr.
Bloomenstiel to ratify and adopt the
ordinance as read was seconded by
Dr. Sims, and on roll-call was unadi
The following, report from the
chief of the fire department was
Donaldsonville, La., May 12, 1919.
Donaldsonville Commission Council,
Gentlemen-I beg to submit my
annual report to the commission
council, as follows:
Phoenix Steam Fire Co. No. 1, has
one hose reel with 400 feet of hose
on, and 100 feet in station not on
Ascension Hook and Ladder Co.
No. 1, truck in first-class condition.
Volunteer Hose Co. No. 2, has 300
feet of hose in. good conditjip on reel
·ready for service. - .
Vigilant Hose Co. No. 3, has 500
feet of hose practically new in hose
wagon. Motor truck is temporarily
out ofd commission on account of re
Protective Hose Co. No. 4, has 453
feet of hose on reel ready for service,
in good condition.
On hand, 200 feet of hose for use
of the city for wash-out purposes;
cannot be used for the fire depart
I am in need of three nozzles and
Phoenix Steam Fire Cb. No. 1, has
a hose wagon out of cgmmission on
account of the storm, in the shop, for
I have had all the hose repaired and
the fire board paid for same.
PAUL WILHEIT, Chief.
Mr. Wilheit was directed to pro
cure the necessary :nozzles and plug
wrench mentioned in his report.
The following report of cash re
ceipts and disbursements for the
month of April was read:
Mar. 31 --1alance ..... ...............$17,158.17
Apr. 7-Collector's report No. 278 146.63
Apr. 18-Collector's report No. 279 274.05
Apr. 28-Collector's report No. 280 132.55
Apr. 28--Rene Bouehereau, fine,:.. 6.00
Apr. 28-Melville Therence, fine.... 5.00
Apr.. 28-V. Caltrele, rent ., 1.00
Engine o.... :,....... 300oo.oo00
Apr. 5--Municipal Lifh. and Wa
ter Commission ................ 3.105.54
Apr. 5-Transferred to Bond Fd. 12.21
Apr. 5-Pay-roll orders ............. 82.75
p-*. 1r--Pay-roll orders ............ 136.75
Apr. 15-Telephone bills . .. 3.50
Apr. 18 -'ransferred to Bond Fd. 4.35
4pr. 2C--?ran:fe-red to Bond Fd. 25.85
Apr. 28--Refund on license, Grand
S eatre ...... .............. 15.00
Apr. 30-Monthly pay-roll .......... 330.83
Apr. 30- J. H. Lowery, rent.......... 30.0'
Apr. 30-lalance .............. ..........$13.320.77
Mar. 31- Balance ........ ................$4,326.21
Apr. 5-Report No. 278 ............ 12.21
Apr. 18-Report No. 279.. .......... 4.35
Apr. 26-Report No. 280 ................ 25.85
Apr. 30--Balance ....................$4,346.62
A bill from the Central Chemical
Co. for $55.13 for fumigators fur
nished to the city health board, was
read and approved for payment.
After a general discussion of mat
ters pertinent to 'the several depart
ments. Lhe council adjourned.
A. J. MELANCON, City Clerk.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA.
Nation Wide Campaign for 1,000,000
A nation wide campaign is to be
inaugurated for 1,000,000 associate
members of the orga ' oln known
as the Boy Scouts of Amer `l. Form
er Secretary of the Treasury W. G.
McAdoo; chairman of the Citizens'
National Committee in charge of the
campaign, issued a circular letter ad
dressed to the fathers and mothers
of American boys, in which he fixes
the dates and explains the object of
the campaign as follows:
"The week beginning June 8 and
ending June 14 has been set apart as
Boy Scout week for the purpose of
enlarging and strengthening the Boy
Scout organization. Associate mem
berships in the Boy Scout organiza
tion will be offered to the mothers
and fathers of American boys and to
other adult American citizens. This,
if successful, will provide a support
ing adult organization to the Boy
Scouts of America which will assure
the enlarged usefulness and effective
ness of the Boy Scout movement.
Surely there are five million Ameri
can men and women who are willing
to help the boys of America to be
come the best of all American citi
zens. Surely there are millions of
other American citizens who are will
ing to contribute a small sum to put
the Boy Scout organization on a
strong and permanent basis which
will assure the continuous training
of the youth of America in the finer
ideals and conceptions of citizenship
in the greateot democracy on earth.
Walter Lemann has been desig
nated as chairman for Donaldson
ville. During that week it is pro
posed to wage a campaign to enlist
the help of all adults in this city and
section ini this great movement. Ef
forts will also be made to form a
Boys' Scout organization in Donald
sonville. All boys desiring to join in
this movement are requested to send
in their names at once to Superin
tendent H. P. Broussard who will act
as secretary of the citizens' commit
666 quickly relieves Constipation,
Biliousness, Loss of Appetite and
Headaches, due to Torpid Liver.
FATHER PARK IN TEXAS.
Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of His
Magnificent New Church.
The Chief is in receipt of a book
let, containing a program of the ex
ercises which marked the solemn
celebration of the tenth anniversary
of St. Mary Parish, Fort Worth,
Texas, of which Rev. Edward F.
Park, C. M., is pastor, and which took
place on May 4. The exercises con
sisted of solemn high mass of thanks
giving at 10:30 a,' m., at which
Father Park was celebrant. 'The
sermon was delivered by Rev. W.
Quinn, C. M. At 4 o'clock. p. m.
there was a solemn benediction and
Te Deum, at which liev. H. M. Mur
taugh, C. M., was the celebrant.
The following ifs- ibrief history of
St. Mary Church.. .,
At the earnest requtest of Rt. Rev.
Bishop Dunne the Vincentians came
to Foft Worth, Texas, in the latter
part of the year !9108, to form and
establish the present St. Mary of
the Assumption Parish in South Fort
Worth. At that time there were but
two parishes in the city, and the
spiritual needs of the people were
such as to bring more laborers into
the vinyard in this: articular locality.
.the first census taken revealed the
fact that the work of building and
:ftnrwards , supporting the new
-hurch, was to be borne by a precious
few; and thank HTaven strong and
:enerous hearts have never weaken
ed when there is question of promot
ng the honor andtglory of God to
whom the fullness..of the Heavens
.nd the earth belong. At all times
n the past and present history of the
Church of God, her pastors and peo
ple have spent themselves and have
been spent to spread the light of the
zospel. "Other sheep I have that are
not of this fold. T:hem I must also
bring and they shall hear my voice
and there shall be. one flock and one
And it is large~ due to the zeal
and labor of pasto~ and people, their
pioneer generosity and constant en
couragement, ind the blessing and
:uidance of God, fiat the new and
beautifully adorns St. Mary owes
her de,-c·opmeet. .. marked progress
has been her's undi the providential
care of God. "I ay witl. you all days
even to the consqitioh of the
Coming into hi new and future
field of labor, F r Park, C. M.,
soon gained the i confidence of
the people, Catho non-Catholic,
and thus it was great things
were accomaplish rg the last
ten years of par life. Telling
results have. do. e obtained,
as. the chur~c rnfission
a powerful anida : ogni ed :aetqr
in moral and civic life.
To this great work Father Park
gave himself body and soul, and in
an undaunted manner led the way,
planned and oversaw the construc
tion work on the new church, then
large enough for the newly created
parish of some hundred souls. Iden
tified with every step taken in paro
chial development, Father Park has
had the great-consolation to see the
new and greater St. Mary built up
in all her attractiveness. There are
certain things we do that beget for
us the benevolence of men; others
that assure' us the blessings of a
The formation of a new and well
The National Summer S:it for Men
IF you have a notion that a Summer
SSuit must be half bag, half rag, one
"KEEP-KOOL" Suit will dispossess
you of that idea.
Its weight may be reckoned in ounces,
yet it takes the smartest tailoring as
jauntily as the finest lambs' wool.
"KEEP-KOOL" Suits come in Palm
Beach Cloth, "Kool-Krash," Mohair
and Tropical Worsted.
The National Summer Suit of Season and
Reason is "KEEP-IKOOL."
FOR SALE BY
C. House OF KEEP-KOOL
''SNEtwl 'uR CmLOuING COMPANY
organized parish is no small task.
Without anything beyond hope the
undertaking is obviously difficult to
say the least. And today, after a
decade of glorious achievement one
is easily persuaded and convinced
that deep and lasting gratitude is due
to all those who made possible the
things that were then accomplished,
and pleasant for those who in years
to come will take up and carry on
this great work of Holy Church.
On May the 4th, 1909, the first
services were held in the new church
in the presence of the Rt. Rev.
Bishop, the local clergy and many of
the faithful from the entire city.
Rev. E. F. "ark offered the first mass,
assisted by Rev. James MacRoberts,
C. M., and Rev. Patrick J. O'Beirne.
Father MacRoberts preached the
opening sermon. It was a happy oc
casion for all concerned, and from
the very beginning the church launch
ed out into the great work that is
before every church that has Christ
the Lord for her founder. "Going
therefore, teach-all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father and
the Son and the Holy Ghost."
And it isi7a source of honest satis
faction to be able to state that in the
last ten years St. Mary has receiv
ed over four hundred converts into
her portals. A marked spiritual
growth has been characteristic of St.
Mary from the day of her establish
ment: F1i Park has had the rare
faculty of birh. ng large, numbers in
to the church of Christ the Saviour
of men. All this meant time and
patience, arid work as well, blut the
reward cf seeing misguided souls safe
on the path of salvation, was well
worth the while. Many people too
have settled in the. parish, and these
with our hundreds of converts all go
to make up and maintain a Well regu
lated parish. o
A few years after the parish was
established there was a demand for
more ground, on which to build a new
and more suitable rectory. In time
this was built and finished in eaclj de
tail, so that now we have a rectory
large, convenient and spacious
enough to accommodate guests and
And how incomplete this little
sketch were it to fail to mention the
ladies of the Altar Society, giving
generously of their time and means
to fittiggly decor<iie and adorn the
altar of Divine worship. No servants
were trusted thera with the work
that they themselves with loving
hands performed, deenting it an
honor and a privilege to decorate and
beautify the Sanctuary of the Living
God. With constant care and atten
tion they have attended to this work
alloted them. The, parish is indeed
[,ord ,f, o:thir, iO kit he past andi
and to lend a he ig ,liand wheire
deeds meant more than Words. Much
of the work t}iat they have done has
been identical with that of the Ladies
of Charity of St. Vincent .De Paul.
Our organist and choir are justly
entitled to honorable mention in
I these few lines that are a p.rtial re
view of the parish history. They too
have contributed their share towards
the general success that has ever at
tended St. Mary. And invaluable
service have they rendered to the
good of religion and religious service
during the last ten years. No matter
a what the occasion they were ready
Sto meet it in a very creditable way,
.and we feel invlebted to them in=
1 dividually for their services so gen
Prospective Builders and Planters
Elray Kocke, "The Old Reliable Junk Man"
Being in need of room to store a large quantity of scrap-iron whic';
he purchased recently from the New Hope, Ascension and Evan Hall
plantations, has decided to demolish his large two-story residence
building at the corner of Mississippi and St. Patrick streets, and will
offer the lumber, doors, windows, sash, frames, bricks, etc., at bar
gain prices. He will begin taking down the building on June 5. The
structure will be dismantled with care so as to preserve every article
in first-class condition.
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE MATERIAL WHICH 1S
OFFERED FOR SALE:
1 show case, 4x7x2, with 22x38 D. S. glass; screen doors inside.
2 pairs store doors 4.6x8x1 3-4, with glasses, frames and hardware.
6 window frames 10x16, with glazed sash and blinds.
8 window frames 10x14, with glazed sash and blinds.
6 outside door frames 2.10x7; 16 trasomns, 1 3-4 4-panel full
5 outside door frames, with glass doors, 2.10x7xl 3-8.
1 outside door frame 2.10x7xl 3-8, with 4 panel door.
1 outside door frame 3.2x8, with double glass door, 1 3-8 inches.
12 inside door frames 2.10x7 and 16 transoms and 1 3-8 4-panel,
solid moulded doors.
72 pineal feet-sawed banisters, with top and bottom rail.
1 flight of stairs 4 feet wide, 21 treads.
1800 feet 1 1-8x4 1-4 cypress flooring.
1600 feet 7-8x3 1-4 flooring.
5000 feet 7-8x3 1-4 ceiling.
2000 feet'3-4x6 siding.
:1500 feet 1-2x7 wqather board.
2000 feet 1 inch rough boards, from 8 inches up to 18 inches; 6x6,
4x6, 2x8, 2x6, 4x4, 3x4 and 2x4.
1 6-inch fire clay chimney complete. Bricks, moulding, wainscoat,
ing and other articles too numerous to mention,
ALSO ON SALE:
I back bar and counter with brass foot rail, formerly in use in the
1 smokestack, 54 inches by 8q, feet.
1 marine boiler, 8x9.
All nails will be removed and the lumber carefully assorted.
There is enough lumber and thaterial to build a good home. Or the
material can -be used on a plantation the year round. Would prefer
to sell the whole to one person, and in that event would load same on
steamboat or in railroad car. .
JUST COME AND LOOK IT OVER.
E AY KOCKE
Cor. Mississippi and St. t St., DONALDSONVILLE, LA.
erously givesi'. n
of last year the wor enlrgemen
and improvement was undertaken,
and in some few morths %r more was
brought to completion.: At present
we have the new, enlarged, and ornate
St. Mary with a seating capacity of
700, a large pipe organ, and
four beautifully designed Carrara
marble statues. 'The design and de
corations of the church ,are admired
by all who have visited it at any time.
It is distinctive in each detail. Light
and ventilation have been duly con
sideted. Automatic gas radiators have
been installed, and have given per
With all the improvements that
have been made and all the designs
in sanctuary and choir, our church is
quite complete. And it is the reali
zalion of all this past history and re
cent improvement, that bids us have
our celebration to thank Almighty
God for past and present blessings.
Pastor and people are indeed grate
ful, and hence the Solemn Celebra
tion on May the 4th, 1919, the happy
completion of ten eventful years.
Just indeed, that we offer a Solemn
Service and sing a grand Te Deum.
Father Park, pastor of the church,
is a son of John F. Park of this city.
He was born and reared here and re
ceived his early education in this
city. He studied for the priesthood,
joining the order of Marists. In
1909, he was assigned to the pastor
ate of St. Mary of the Assumption
Church, at Fort Worth, where he has
been ever since, laboring hard, faith
fully and successfully for the spirit
ual advancement of the Catholics of
his parish. Father Park by his great
zeal, piety an,1 kindly disposition has
endeared himself to all the people of
Fort Worth, and has made possible
the splendid. success and advance
ment of the magnificent church which
is under his care. The many friends
and acquaintances of the beloved
prelate in this city will be glad to
learn of the progress made by him
in the far away Texas city.
Do Your Best.
Everyone should do all he can to
provide for his family and in order to
do this he must keep his physical. sys
tem in the best condition possible.
No one can reasonably hope to do
jnuch when he is half sick a good
share of the time. If you are con
stipated, bilious or troubled with in
digestion get a package of Chamber
lain's Tablets and follow the plain
printed directions, and you will soon
be feeling alright and able to do a
day's work.- (Adv.)
Attend Dance Next Saturday.
An enjoyable dance will be given
next Saturday night at Tip-Top Hall,
Klotzville, under the management of
Mesdames Mattingly and Landry.
Music will be furnished by the Clai
borne Williams' orchestra and light
refreshments will be served at rea
sonable prices. These dances, which
are given every two weeks, invaria
bly attrect a large number of young
people to whom they are a source of
much pleasure and enjoyment.
Rub-My-Tism is a powerful anti
septic; it kills the poison caused from
infected cuts, cures, old sores, tetter,
to a anoun emnt °mad by ociawl
of the comapany recently. Distribu
tion of a portion of the stock now
held in the company's treasury is to
be made at par ($100) ,to every em
ployee who has been on the pay-roll
for six months.
The 1919 employees' stock savings
plan, as the scheme is known, pro
vides that any employee, from office
or messenger boy in the plant to the
highest executive, may purchase
these shares at a price far below that
at which the stock is quoted on the
stock exchange in the country.
Under the plan provided, the stock
may be paid for by the employee on
a basis of $10 per share down and a
dollar a week per share to be de
ducted from his salary. If the em
ployee is paying for Liberty bonds,
he may have shares reserved for him
and not begin payment until after he
has completed his Liberty bond pay
The amount of stock to be allotted
to each employee will be fixed ae- -
cording tp wages or salary, ranging
from one to five shares each, as fol
lows: Weekly salary or, wage up to
$20, 1 share; "$20 to $30,. 2 shares;
$30 to $40, 3 shares; $40 to $50, 4
shares;,over $50, 5 shares.
"We believe that Swift & C ill
greatly benefit by this plan o
tribution," said L. F. Swift, presidenf
of the company. "We want our em
ployees to have an active interest in
the business and to feel that they are°
really a part of it rather than mere
wage earners. There is no reason
why every person on the pay-roll of
Swift & Co. should not be a partner
in the business, and we oeneve ,nat
by this method we will be giving them
i good opportunity to become identi
fied with it in a closer way 'than that
of being on the pay-roll.
"We now have, under our em
ployees' stock investment plan, more
than 5000 employees who are share
holders. This plan has been in oper
ation for a number of years and pro
vides that stock is to be sold to em
ployees on the basis of 10 per cent
down and the balance over a period
of two years The employee purchas
ing in this way pays the market price
for his shares at par.
"There is not an office boy in the
comp6) who will not be given an op
portunity to become a partner, pro
vided he has been in our employ for
a period of six months. There is only
one thing which we ask of those who
purchase stock on this plan, and that
is that they do not purchase it mere
ly as a speculation but as a perma
Remember the Fair.
When you cut your oats, lespedeza,
wheat or peanut hay, or other forage
crops don't forget to lap aside three
sheaves for exhibit at the Seventh
South Louisiana Fair at Donaldson
h ville, October 2-5. If alfalfa, red
clover or crimson Iclover, put aside
one bundle only. Sheaves or bundles
sf hould be approxirately four inches
in diameter. The new fair catalogue
and premium list will be out the lat
ter, part of June.. Write to R. S.
i- Vickers, Secretary-Manaker for a
n free copy.
Read the Chief and be happy.