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THE DONALDSONV ILLE CHIEF.
A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper-Published Every Saturday-Subscription Price, $2 a Year. VOLUME Li. . DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1922. NUMBER 37. DON'T FAIL TO ATTEND OUR Big Summer Opening Sale WHICH STARTS TODAY AND WILL LAST FOR TEN DAYS DURING THIS GREAT SALE WE HAVE MANY GOOD BARGAINS TO OFFER YOU THE NEW BARGAIN STORE J. WEILL, Proprietor Second Block From T. & P. Depot. A Little Out of the Way, But It Will Pay You to Come to Our Store Phone 134-2 To Help Mai. `ain Highways. W. IH. Rhodes, of New Orleans maintenance engineer of the Louisi ana Highway Commission, came t, Donaldsonville Friday of last week t confer with members of the polich jury on the question of the mainte.l anne of the state highways'in the firs and second raad districts of the paI ish. There were present at the confel ence, W. B. Stuart, president of th police jury; G. 1. Reuss, memlbe from the first ward; J. Clarence Le Blanc, member from the third war. and C. H. Landry, Sr., member fror the fourth ward. Mr. Daigle, di: trict supervising engineer was also i attendance. After going over th situation in the first road . i i `vaas .decide'i that the would give aid in the maintenance o the roads, the work to be done fo the present, by the district's fore and with its equipment as heretofo' but under the direction of the di: trict supervising engineer. Nothin definite was decided regarding tlh roads of the second road district, th matter being referred to a confel once to be held with the llighwa Commission in New Orleans. A Farmer Cured of Rheumatism. "A man living on a farm near hei came in a short time ago completel doubled up with rheumatism. I ham ed him a bottle of Chamberlain's Lit iment and told hik. to use it freely says C. P. Rayder, Patten Mills, N. 1 "A few clays later he walked into tI store as straight as a string and hani ed me a dollar saying, give me anothe bottle of Chamberlain's Liniment; want it in the house all the time f( it cured me."- (Ad.) 'Don't fail to attend the perforn ance at the Grand next Thursda; Benefit 1). H. S. library. It pays to Advertise. SOLDIERS PATROL LEVEES. i- Congressional Committee and Secre -o tary of War Asked to Come and ao See High Water. A large meeting of representative fr om pat ishes in the Atchafalaya any .Lafourche Levee Districts was heli - 'at laquemine last Monday. at the suggestion of Governor. Parker. The r meeting was presided over by forme, Senator Edward J. Gay. Governo, d Parker delivered an address regard Ining the condition of high wate. throughout Louisiana, and - of n fered all the assistance in his power e ,ieutenant GCirnor Bouanchauc it and others also.a4d ssed theet ing. Al om comp ate prr~iidents of tl vrious police ju r ries throughout the river district ee were appointed to co-operate witi S. the levee boards to assist in the wort on the levees. Resolutions were adopted invitin; ie the flood control committee of con 1e aress and the secretary of war, t r_ visit the Louisiana section while a ay flood stage. Upon orders of Governor Parkei a company of soldiers from the stat guard, numbering fifty men, wer sent from New Iberia to Plaque re mine to guard the levees, and thes lyare now patrolling the levees for il- distance of about fifty miles. n Y. Open Bids For Two Highways. he At Baton Rouge last week, th SLouisiana Highway Commission open el ed bids for the building of the im proved highways from Thibodaux t4 or Lockport in Lafourche parish, a dis tance of 22 miles, and from St .Joseph to Tallulah in Madison ant n- Tensas parishes, a distance of 11 -Y. miles. Thirteen bids were receivec for the first and eight for the second The bids will be tabulated and the contract awarded in the early future con are Plak Premier Tread Six-Ply Non-Skid 30 x 3$-$10.85 Cord 31 x 4 -$21.00 Noe-Skid Fabric Non-Skid Cord 30 x 3-3- 14.85 32 x 4 - 30.50 itra-Ply Red-Top 30 x 3-- 17.85 Non-Skid Cord Mix-Ply Non-Skid 32 x 4- 39.00 Clincher Cord Non-Skid Cord 30x3 -- 17.85 34 x 43-- 400 81x-Ply Non-Skid Cord Straight Side T .mey. .. o. N-o -Ski 35 Cord 0x8--19.85 Time to Re-tire? 35-i -iM5 tBuy Fisk) T HE lower prices on Fisk Cord Tires are interest T ing to you because they buy more tire value than higher priced tires can give you. Comparison with other tires will show you Fisk are bigger, stronger, and lower priced throughout the range of sizes. There's a Fisk Tire of extra value in every sise, for car, truck or speed wagon TO POSTPONE LEGISLATURE. Opening to Be Delayed to June 5 or Account of High Water. According to reports from Baton Rouge, the indications are that the Legislature when it convenes in bi ennial session, on May 8, will im mediately adjourn to some future date when the high water crisis shall have passed. The date mostly fa vored for the opening, is June 5. Governor Parker a few days ago received from Attorney General A. V. Coco, an opinion on the plan to adjourn the Legislature until a later date. The opinion is as follows: "This will answer your inquiry of this date as to your authority to post pone the next session of the Legisla ture, it having occured to you that this may be necessary on account of present, flood conditions in the state and continued necessity of vigilance to prevent breaks in our leveds. "You state that this matter has been called forcibly to your attention by members of the Legislature who have suggested this course in the general public interest. "I know of no constitutional pro vision which would authorize the governor to postpone the meeting of the Legislature as fixed by the con stitution on the second Monday in May. "I find however, that the Legisla ture itself, under Section 20 or Ar ticle 3 of the 'constitution, may by the concurrence of both houses, ad journ for such time and even to such places as emergency may re quire. A quorum of either the Sen ate or the House could act in this matter, and I think it advisable to let that body take such course as it may deem in the public interest."' Several members of the Legisla ture are of the opinion that the law making body has authority under the constitution to meet May 8 and ad journ until a later date without im pairing any of its legislative rights. They base this opinion on Section 8 of Article 3 of the constitution. a which reads in part as follows: "The Legislature shall meet at the * seat of goverdment, on the second Monday iii May, 1922, and biennially ere- thereafter, and the session thereol shall be limited to sixty days." WILL LEAGUE BE ISSUE? Speech of Former Governor Cox Projected in Senate.Debate. In a speech delivered at a Jefferson Day dinner in New York recently, James M. Cox, Democratic candidate for president in 1920, made the de claration that the League of Nations would be the issue in the campaign of 1924. The statement of Mr. Cox was injected in a debate in the Benate by Senator Medill McCor mick, Republican, of Illinois, classed as a "bitter ender," who stirred that body when he asked his Democratic colleagues if they endorsed the state ment of their presidential candidates. Before any of the Democratic sena tors could reply Senator Borah, Re publican, of Idaho, asked Senator McCormick a question. If it was not a fact that a number of Republican' senators would vote for the League of Nations should it again come up for discussion. The Idaho senator bluntly said: "The most powerful influences in the administration outside of the presi dent himself, ge for entering the league and if they are reported cor rectly by their pro-leaghue friends they are doing all they can to get the country into the league." Sena tor Borah explicitly named Secretary of State Charles. E. Hughes and Sec retary of Commerce Herbert Hoover as advocates of the participation of the United States in the League of Nations. Beyond the verbal ex changes the injection of the league issue did not figure in the proceed ings of the Senate. Police Juries Without Auhority to Pay Informers of Hootch Makers. In reply to an inquiry from C. J. Ellis, Jr., district attorney of Rich land parish, George S. Guion, assis tant attorney general, has given a written opinion to the effect that the parish police jury has no authority whatever to offer and pay reward: to those who obtain information fox the prosecution of violators of the Hood Act. Mr. Guion also states that the school board has no author ity, in any case,' to offer and pay re wards, citing the case of Luchini vs. Police Jury, reported in the 126 La. page 972, that "school boards are created for the purpose of furthering the education of the youth of the state and are not authorized to of fer rewards for the detection anc punishment of crime." Mr. Guior said that in the same case the Su preme Court further held that the police jury had the authority to re. ward those who furnished informa tion against violators of its ordi. nances, but that it did not have any authority to provde a system of re wards for denouncing violations ol the state criminal laws. It i; anit~ that the parish of Richland has beer endeavoring to have the police, jury take steps to prevent liquor law vio lations, but in view of the attorney general's opinion, such efforts will be held in abeyance. Next Week's Bill at the Grand. Sunday-Katherine MacDonald in "Her Social Value" and a comedy. Monday-"Souls of Men" and Pathe News. Tuesday - Norma Talmadge and Harrison Ford in "The Wonderful Thing." Music by Claiborne. Wednesday-Lionel Barrymore in "The Devils Garden." Thursday - "The Little Fool." Benefit Donaldsonville High School library. Musical numbers at 8 p. m. Admission, 17 and 28 cents. Friday-Constance Talmadge in "Polly of the Follies" and a comedy. Saturday-Episodes of "Thunder bolt Jack" and "White Eagle," Pathe News and a comedy. Fresh Eggs For Sale. Ring up phone 203. . CITIZENS ORGANIZE. n Representive Men of Three Parishes to Help Protect Levees. n A large meeting of representative e citizens and taxpayers of Ascension, - Assumption and St. James, in the La fourche Basin Levee District was e held at the office of the Lafourche [1 Levee Board, in this city last Tues day afternoon. The meeting was called to order by C. C. Weber, who o stated that its purpose was to organ ize the planters and other employers o of labor in the three parishes to co r operate with the levee board in any emergency that might arise. f A general discussion was indulged in and an organization was perfected to have in readiness a large number t of men and quantities of material f to be rushed to any stated point on e a moment's notice. Jacob Leber e muth was made permanent chairman of the organization with C. C. Weber s as secretary. The following com n mittee was appointed to act in full a co-operation with the levee board: e Percy A. Lemann, Jos. N. Gisclard, R. C. Martin, Emile LeBoeuf, Jos. P. Thiac, Camille Schexnayder, Henry e Esneault, Nay Landry, J. Clarence f LeBlanc, Curtis Tucker, Leonard Waguespack, Fortuna Graugnard, n Stephen Haydel, A. C. Simoneaux, Numa Thibaut, A. S. Crawford, D. McCormick, Stanislaus Waguespack; the following presidents of police y juries: W. B. Stuart, Ascension; R. I- L. Baker, Assumption, and R. P. o Woods, St. James, and Jacob Leber muth and C. C. Weber, president and secretary respectively of the meet s ing. o The committee met Wednesday t morning and perfected a concrete organization and thoroughly system atized the work to be done so that hundreds of men, sacks, material and e tools, will be available for service and use immediately should they be required. The river front of the parishes of Ascension and St. James 8 was divided into two sections and a s, captain appointed for each section. Percy A. Lemann was made captair e of the upper section and Curtis d Tucker of the lower. All of the y members of the committee were al. *f lotted duties under the captains. Superintendent McKay of the Texas and Pacific Railway Company was present at the committee meet ing Wednesday morning and com. mended the organization, and pledge, the entire support of his railroad ir the event of necessity. The organization is composed of men repre:senting the largest interests r' in the three parishes and will be available for service in any portior - of the district on short notice. )ominican Burial Record is World's . Largeat 3.ek. The largest book in the world is )reserved in the Dominicai Church n Vienna, where it has been for five e!nturies. Hidden from view behind he high altar of the church, hangs vhat at first glance seems to be mere y an antique cabinet of carved wood, )ut is in reality a book, each page ºf which -is four feet in height by hree in width. The leaves are made >f the thinnest of wooden tablets, :overed on both sides with parch nent held together by curious old iinges such as are used on swinging loors. But even stranger than the >inding and the make-up of this book ire its contents, which is a list of all .he brothers of the Dominican order who have died and been buried since he year 1422. The entries are made n Latin, and give not only the dates )f birth and death, but copious )iographical material, thereby invest Ing the book with genuine historic ralue. The names of five hundred Dominican monks are enrolled in' this book and in the crypt of the the :hurch, as many leaden caskets con Lain the dust of the firiars who have lied and been buried here. There ire still many empty pages in this Book of Death waiting to be in icribed with the names of the hun dred or more preaching friars who Still are inmates of the historic old monastery connected with the church. monastery connected with the churci Clean Up. The spring season with its beauti ful flowers, cheerful breezes an. song birds is with us; nature ha awakened in another resurrectior furnishing us with inspiration to tak up anew the tasks of life. Our firs task should be to make our environ ments clean, safe and healthfu Clean up, remove all dead leave: dry grass and rubbish which ma have accumulated about your premi ses during the winter months. Thi is the time to do it. The National Retail Clothiers' an Furnishers' Association will hol, their annual convention in New Or leans May 29-31. Advertise in The Chief. O1 ren e-eleen cigarte aid rn * Three Friendly In ry Gentlemen In a new package that fits the pocket-U At a price that fits the pocket-book The same unmatched blend of the URKISL VIRGINIA and BURLEY Tobacco in C -ua me rl up p/ýE"tV *111 FJ L POLICE JURY PROCEEDINGS. ses Money Diverted to Pay Levee Patrols --Ordinance Prohibiting Heavy Trucks on River Road. >n, Donaldsonville, La., April 28, 1922 ,a- A special meeting of the police ras jury was held this day, with President he W. B. Stuart presiding and the fol es- lowing members present: G. B. Reuss, ras J. Clarence LeBlanc, C. H. Landry, ho Sr., W. B. Stuart, Lester E. Wright, Ln- J. Yve Landry and M. S. Eby. Ab ýrs sent-Augustin Corbo, Henry S. o- Martin and C. F. Sibley. ny On motion of Mr. LeBlanc, second ed by' Mr. Wright and carried, the ed reading of the minutes of the last ed meeting was dispensed with and the er said minutes were order approved. ial President Stuart explained that on the object of the meeting was to er- make provision for the payment of an guards to be employed to patrol the ier levees during the present stage of m- high water, and to adopt an ordi ull nance to protect the gravel road .d: along the Mississippi on the east bank rd, thereof from being broken up by p: heavy traffic. Mr. Stuart explained ry that the river situation had reached ice a point where provision must be made Ord for placing guards on the levees to rd, protect the people living behind them; x' that the police jury was without D' funds and he did not believe it should k. incur debt in the matter. He sug ce gested that part of the money here R. tofore appropriated for cattle dip p ping might be. diverted for use in er- protecting the levees in the present nd emergency. He said that he had dis et- cussed the matter with some of the largest cattle owners of the parish ay and that they had declared them ,te selves ready to do everything in their m_ power to assist in carrying on the iat dipping work. That a generous sup nd ply of cattle dip had been purchased ice and was on hand and available for be use. .., After a general discussion of the subject Mr. Reuss offered the fol lowing resolution and moved its adoption: Whereas, the present high stage of the water in the Mississippi river has given rise to a grave situation~requiring immedi ate attention at the hands of the police jury in providing funds for the payment of guards to patrol the levees day and night, and Whereas, the police jury is without funds to pay the wages of guards, and Whereas, the police jury is informed that the legality of its action in authorizing the finance committee to borrow Alfteen hundred ($1500) dollars to pay for guards to be placed on the levees on the east bank of the Mississippi river and to issue a certif icate of indebtedness for the said sum pre dicatgd upon a special tax of one-half mill on the dollar, to be levied on all taxable property in the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, I ninth and tenth wards of the parish, which said action was taken by the police jury at a special meeting called for that purpose and held on April 22, 1922, upon petitions signed by several hundred taxpayers of the S fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth wards, has been questioned by some o taxpayers who signed the said petitions as S well as by others who did not sign, BI le it resolved by the police jury, that the resolution adopted by the police jury at the meetiing held April 22, 1922, aathoriz ing the finance committee to borrov' $1500 S to defray the cost of ,guards to be placed -on the levees of the parish of Ascension, on the east bank of the Mississippi river, pre dicated upon a special tax of one half mill on the dollar, to be levied on all property y situated in the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth wards of the parish of As cension, for the year 1922, and to issue a certificate of indebtedness to secure said loan and to pledge the said one-half mill . tax or as much thereof as might be ne cessary for the piyment of said certificate, be and the same is hereby rescinded and e repealed. k Be it further resolved, that the finance committee of the police iry be and they are hereby authorized am mpowered to re call and cancel any certificate of indebted e ness issued by them under the authority of e the said resolution of April 22, 1922.. Be it further resolved, that three thou sand ($3000) dollars of the sum of $3500 S appropriated for cattle dipping, at the meet ing of the police jury held March 29, 1922, c or as much thereof, as might be necessary. d be and the same is hereby diverted for use in paying guards to patrol the levees of the S Mississippi river in the parish of Ascension, e on both sides of said river, during the pres p ent emergency, said sum of $3000 to he al lotted in the proportion of one-half, or $1500 e to each side of the river. e Be it further resolved, that the police s jury will resume the financing of cattle dip ping as soon as the finances of the parish will permit. will permit. . ti The motion was seconded by Mr. C. H. Landry, Sr. Roll-call on the ti resolution resulted as follows: Ayes Ic -Stuart, Reuss, LeBlanc, C. H. Lan- a, dry, Sr., Wright, J. Yve Landry and Eby. Nays-none. And the reso lution was declared adopted. tl On motion of Mr. LeBlanc second ed by Mr. Eby and carried, Messrs. A W. B. Stuart, M. S. Eby, Lester E. Wright and J. Yve Landry, were ap- o pointed a committee of the Police Jury, to confer with the federal and state authorities with a view of for- cI mulating plans to carry on cattle dip ping in this parish, until the police jury is able to resume the financing of the work. President Stuart reported that a several soft spots had developed in the gravel road along the river on A the east bank thereof, and that they were being converted into large and deep holes and ruts by heavy trucks and that unless a stop was put to this heavy traffic the road would soon become impassable. ' NEXT WEEK'S BIG SPECIALS MAY 1 TO 6 36-inch Gream and White Curtain Scrim, 10C 15e a yard~Value, special price..................... 72-inch Unbleached Sheeting, 40c a yard 30c value, special price, next week.................. 36-inch Pajama Check, worth 20c a 15 yard, next: ;w eek, at .......................... ...................... 40-inch Crept de Chine, worth $2 a yard, 1 35 special price, next w eek.................................... Ladies' White and Flesh Nainsook Gowns, 49c 75c value, special, next week, at............... Extra large size Bed Spreads, worth $3.50 2.4 each, special for next week, at.................. Ladies' White Gabardine Skirts, $2.50 1.48 value, next w eek,at .......................... ........ . .... Men's Nainsook Check Union Suits, 85c 59c value, special, next week, at ........................ Ladies' Black and Brown Kid Oxfords 2.48 and SandalS, $3.50 kind, per pair.. Men's Brown and Black Oxfords, worth 3.95 $5 a pair, special, next week, at.................. Corner Rsailroad AD lavald Co ssea|ppi Donaldsc.ivi11e, La. 44.vI a CREVASSE AT MY G *.E GROVE. Hope of Closing Breakn Plaquemine [ Parish Levee Aidoned. A crevasse occurred in the Missis sippi river levee at- Myrtle Grove, in tl Plaquemine parish about 35 miles I below New Orleans :last Saturday - morning. Efforts to~ se the gap l Saturday and Sunda e no head- '1 way, and the concl was reached t that further work entail only s a loss of money. ý° the cr - L urche Lev. . Board is reported to have only about $30,000 available. d It is estimated that the crevasse c will cause a propery damage of v about $1,000,000. Property operated t by the Deer Range Plantation Com- t pany is most directly affected. This corporation controls nine sugar plan tations on the lower east bank of the river. The company operates about 3000 acres, half of which is in culti vation in sugar cane, and only 300 1 acres will be saved. The company( in its biggest year made 78,000 tons of cane and produced 12,000,000 pounds of sugar. The land alone is said to be worth $100 an acre. Last t year the concern paid to the United States government $42,000 income tax. Oysters, shrimp and trapping are the other industries which will be affected by the flood Oyster beds l virtually are ruinel since the water will kill off the crop. Shrimp will leave the territory and might be fol lowed elsewhere, but muskrats, whose hides yield an annual profit of ap proximately $300,000 to trappers on the lower coast, will be drowned. As a protection to plantation set tlements back levees along the marshes were cut in several places. In spite of the widespread inunda tion no authenticated report of any loss of life among men or livestock is available. It is reported from Washington that 50 per cent of all cotton export ed is being carried on ships flying the American flag. Five months ago only 12 per cent of cotton exports was moving on American bottoms. This shows a greatly increased inter est of shippers in the American Mer chant Marine. rl. Ir "" T ..1.. C " ^0. l-a.. A 4-l4 Mr. C. H. Landry, sr., onterea tne following ordinance and moved ita (qu adoption: let AN ORDINANCE. An ordinance prohibiting the operation of commercial or business trucks of more than one-half ton capacity on the pub lie road along the Mississippi river on the east bank thereof during the pres- I ent high stage of water and providing a penalty for the violation thereof. dia Whereas, several soft spots have develop- of ed in the gravel road in the pariah of As- tut cension, along the Msisissippi river on the east bank thereio, which have been made very boggy by heavy traffic and as a result Hut trucks and automobiles get stalled in some mlf of the said holes and have to be pulled out, chi and Whereas, it is imperative that the roads Ro '.long the Mississippi river be preserved in tio :,od condition during the present high wa tLr, to enable the quick movement of men p and material in an emergency, lie it ordained by the police jury of the sh parish of Ascension, state-of Louisiana, that Idu from and after the passage of this ordinance, fe the operation of commercial or business " trucks of more than one-half ton capacity l( on the public road along the Mississisippi river, on the east bank thereof, he and the vi" -.ame is hereby prohibited. Be it further ordained, ete., that any per- 7 son, firm or corporation violating the pro- OIT visions of this ordinance, shall, upon con viction, he fined in a sum not to exceed fifty ($50) dollars, or imprisoned in the parish jail for a term not exceeding ten days. or both in the discretion of the court. hr Be it further ordained, etc., that this or- hI dinance shall go into effect immediately up- nI on its passage and shall remain in effect during the present high stage of the water tC in the Mississippi river. iC The motion was seconded by Mr. it J. Yve Landry. Roll-call on the or- cl dinance resulted as follows: Ayes- o Stuart, Reuss, LeBlanc, C. H. Lan dry, Sr., Wright, J. Yve Landry and Eby. Nays-none. And the ordi- C nance was declared, adopted. fi There being no further business, a on motion of Mr. Eby, seconded by Mr. Reuss, and carried the meeting adjourned. r R: J. CHAUVIN, Secretary. t LAWS UNFAIR TO PEOPLE. Much of Nation's Political Troubles Due to Constitutional Amendment. In the course of an address before the convention of the American sup ply and Machinery Manufactureirs Association at Birminghim, Ala.:, a few days ago, Peter O. Knight of Tangipahoa, Fla., general counsel of the Southern Hardware Jobbers' As sociation, declared that "nine-tenths of our political troubles are due to ht fedeeral eonstitution." "This amendment," he declared, "is directly contrary to the principles laid down by the constitution. The people as a whole are not always qualified to choose the law-making representa tives." Commenting upon the seventeenth amendment, Mr. Knight said that "there is coming more and more into evidence a tendency to destroy pri vate property rights absolutely and without interference of the Suprem, Court." "Who would have thought," con tinued the speaker, "some years ago after our fights with sword and pen that there would be added constitu 'ional regulation of ur sumptuary 'awe to the end that we should hav.. national' prohibition? I say it is wrong for the state of New York to impose on the people of Alabama a law which is a matter of purely local regulation and I also say that the people of Illinois have no right tit impose on the people of Georgia a woman's suffrage amendment. Al! of these four amendments are. in spired by views contrary to the spirit which actuated the framers "of our constitution in founding this repub lie." But aside from the governmentan "drawbacks," Mr. Knight foresaw roseate picture of American business. "We can feed and supply the world," he said, "and then have plenty left for ourselves. RED CROSS TO HELP. Will Gellect Clothing for Flood Sc - ferers at Request of Governor. The Baton Rouge Chapter of t1h American Red Cross has been aske,: by Governor John M. Parker, to take charge of the collection of clothing for flood sufferers in Louisiana, ant it has accepted the charge. 'The re-.. quest was contained in the followii': letter: "Baton Rouge, La., April 21, 192.'. "IIon. W. P. Connell, Vice Chairmat, Baton Rouge Chapter, America:: Red Cross, Baton, Rouge, ia. "Dear Sir--From the river reports, I fear it may he necessary t6 imm: - diately take care of a large numl:e. of people who will be uti.rly desti tute and without clothing. '"I therefore request that y..u is sue a public call that all parties h:;v ing old clothes for men, women ant: children send them prepaid to Bator Rouge to the Red Cross for distribl, tion. "I am asking the express corr panics to wire their agents to accept shipments of this kind as they die: (luring the calamity of 1912, an( feel confident that they will patriol ically respond. "Your organization will be acn vised should any disaster occur, an' you can count on the heartiest :" operation of this office. "Yours very truly, "JNO. M. PARKER, Governor. A state-wide appeal for clothing has been sent out, and all those wh, have old clothes of any kind to spare, are asked to send them by express to the Baton Rouge Chapter, Amer ican Red Cross. All express office.; in the state will accept shipments : clothing made to the Red Cross f,c: of charge. See "Midsummer Eve" at _h Grand Theatre next Thursday. ien:. fit D. H. S. library. Admission, " and 28 cents. A city directory is in course o f preparation in the city of Chicr:,go, the first in six years.