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PUBLISHED TWICE"A-WEEK, Tuesday and Friday Mornings, ONLY 51.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE. VOLUME XLIV. LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1909. NUMIBER FEDERATION CLOSES SESSION, Reports From Various Clubs Show Gratifying Work Along Social, Edu cational and Civic Lines. ATTENDANCE, 51 DELEGATES, 14 OUT OF TOWN VISITORS. Entertaining Talks by Miss Poppen helm, Mrs. Whitworth, Mrs. Moore and Others-Resolutions Adopted he tenth annual convention of the Louisiana Federation of Women's Clubs, continued its session Friday morning at the industrial Institute on invitation of President E. L. Stephens. Dr. Stephens welcomed the delegates and made several school announce ments. Reports from the various clubs throughout the state were made by the Presidents and Secretaries. The reports were all very encouraging and showed much good work accomplished along social, moral and educational lines. Civic improvements had also been given the attention of the clubs, and much advance made in sanitary measures. The delegates all express ed extreme satisfaction over the show ing made and were evidently filled with greater inspiration for greater work next year. On Dr. Stephens' sug gestion the convention took a five min ute recess to review the cadet drill on the campus. Mrs. Moore conclued the morning exercises by conducting very ably and instructively a parliamentary drill the object being to give the dele gates some insight into this essential feature of their meetings. Upon ad journment the ladies inspected the school in every department, witness lag class exerises, manual training, etc., in actual operation. The order and system prevailing in the Institute, its splendid buildings and fine situation evidently impressed all . cwrVaUULay 1U4 f O5U ar . Afternoon Session. The convention met again in the af ternoon in Music Hall, Mrs. Mathewei presiding. Mrs. W. J. Avery, chair man of the credentials committee, re ported 51 delegates enrolled and 14 out of town visitors. Mrs. J. B. Foley treasurer, reported expenses $65.5( with balance on hand $117.50. Mrs Ritchie, auditor reported the tress urer's books correct. Mrs. J. D. Wilkinson of Shreveport reported for the committee on forestry The report stated the committee had established a chair of forestry in the aton Rouge University and distribu ted much literature on the subject The commitee had also given $1.00 to many schools for planting a holly, and Mrs. Webb had uiso done much to protect the trdbs in towns from muti. lation. A loving cup, beautifully in. scribed had been awarded Miss Er. mestiae Terry for the best essay on trees, her special subject being the Live oak. Mrs. Wilkinson stated that Miss Terry is 13 years old, is in the Seventh grade of the Shreveport Wools and her teacher is Miss Su SLeR~osen. Miss Poppenheim read an interest Mg paper on Southern Women in samb Ife and traced the history of s ub organisation to the South, show b that though hampered by the die Atrees results of the Civil War, e progress and advadcement com me favorably with that of any other asedts. of the country. Southern wo ,- were proving powerful factors In -.a great social reforms and move. for uplift and betterment. Miss s~a eiplahed the English =Y rehip plan, stating that $100 was t from each state to send some lady to sop Enaglish Universi ias dealllcatious to be determined esgapetitive examination and re by the Federation. Moore read from the Federation declaring all civic lnd l agues were entitled to men. )tts. Ray Whitworth made fey the esanitation committee, i emeson to cups, buckets, dt ele. wmters; souucianl and p were favored, to re dagsr ad infeetism and acm ,a, . a. Davi sf Lofavette feu m iseaasl ouered for Is Ma>s. utadaeworth urged orz A seq Ut R ste, o as w g agalbsein t - tie ma ;a reot t en the moh -. many is fwu isI ` f waib frew . hv been -i t inc Now Of in enlisting the co-operation of the lo cal papers in the state. She intended hereafter to center her efforts on one or two papers. Local clubs should in terest their local papers by contribut ing articles to them. Miss Keener presented the report for the commit tee on Household Economics in the absence of Mrs. T. S. Sligh. Mrs. Moore said that she hoped that do 4 mtlstic science would soon be intro duced into the public schools as sug gested by Dr. Stephens, of the La fayette Institute Miss Rena Hopkins entertained the convention with a vo cal solo very sweetly rendered, Miss Mattie McGrath, of Baton Rouge, for the Philisloria Club and Board of ,e Trade of that town invited the Fed s eration to hold its next convention y there. The Y'ayor and Progressive nj Lcague of Covington also extended an ;, invitation. By motion of Mrs. Kop s pel Baton Rouge was selected for the next annual convention and thanks re s turned to the people of Covington for y their kindness. e Mrs. Moore told of her trip to the d Panama Canal zone and of the work d being done there by the Women's .1 Clubs. The canal, she said, should be o of the lock type as a sea level canal was impossible by reason of the tide y levels in the two oceans, the Pacific being some 25 feet higher. than the Atlantic. : Miss McGrath reported for the com r mittee on badge, colors,. etc., as fol lows: Colors, blue and white. Mot ;- to, To be, not to seem. Badge, blue, 3 enamel back ground with pelican in e center in white enamel with the let v tersL. S. F. W. C., on top of the badge y and the motto on the bottom all in white enamel. Flower, Cherokee rose. 1 The report was adopted unanimously. Mmes. Crocker, Kensey, Mathewes, e Moore and Miss Poppenheim go to San Antonia, Texas to atten the meet ing of the General Federation Board, 1 March 31. Evening Session. The convention met in final session in the High School auditorium and Mrs. Mathewes called to order and Miss Janess Wise and Prof. H. E. Ca relson entertained the audienc with a well executed vocal and violin solo. Prof. Record of Washington, D. C., who was to have delivered an ad dress on the prservation of forests, with stereoptican views, was detain ed by illness in his family. Mrs. Em mons Crocker, of Fitchburg, Mass., then delivered a very thoughtful and instructive address on "Waterways," showing how intimately the natural resources of the country were connect ed with the water supply. Forests were essential to a proper supply and distribution of this all important ele ment, and the reckless denudation of the great timber belts was condemn ed. Agriculture, commerce and manu facturers were dependent upon water ways and the supply of water was now fast becoming a most serious problem in cities and towns. New York, Bos ton and other large cities were strug gling to solve the problem by the erection of great reservoirs, and these had to be constantly changed owing to inadequacy. If some very general system was not adopted for the, pre servation of the forests the history of Palestine would be repeated. The Col orado plan of conservation of water supply was described and argument made for economy even in domestic use of water by means of stop faucets, etc. At a cost of $100,000 per mile the great lakes to the gulf canal could be made to carry as much freight as all the railroads combined. The prob lem was national and the different sec tions of the country should unite in a common effort to protect the for ests and preserve the great arteries that supply life and vigor to every department of the nation's social and physical well being and prosperity. Prof. Gwinn of Tulane University followed with a very interesting dis course on "Elimination -of Waste in Education," saying that the youth of the nation was apt to create over con fdeace in its resources, as in the case of a boy. The individual psychology of the past was now giving place to ,what might be termed social psychot ogy. Man would soon become an idiot if segregated from his kind, and the mental, the moral and the physcal nature should be developed together; this was only possible through coupe ratin and consolldatbo of human ef- I fore. The homp religloe businoes and 1 the sebool were ander the new order r brought into close touch and artleula thm. Stanley Hall says the human . race has but attained its Arst steps i and ot the 11,00,W000 brain cells, cow paratively few hate yet been develgp il Prot . fwinn comp imaeted the I badies an their noble efforts to amell- I ora soct and eaonsepemla eoaditiems I sam `speebly u(ewem to the 0m0a .aI quhe .sS, se out has sow' INTERCOASTAL CANAL ROUTE. Party From Breaux Bridge. St. Martin, Broussard and Lafayette Go Over Proposed New Route. WHICH IS TO PASS THROUGH THE VERMILION AND TECHE. i Route Passes Through Swamps, Right of Way Will Likely Be Given Government Dredge Boat. Sunday morning a party of gentle men from Breaux Bridge, St. Martin, Broussard and Lafayette, composed of Mayor Mouton, Representative F. V. Mouton, Senator Henry L. Gueydan, Lieut. R. R. Ralston, United States Civil Engineer of New Orleans, Chas. D. Caffery, Dr. F. E. Girard, Engineer Chas. Gutkenst, Frank Guilbeau, Dr. R. 0. Olivier, James Martin, Andre Bil leaud, F. S. Broussard, Mr. Duchamp and J. J. Burdin started out to desig nate the proposed route for the inter coastal canal by the way of Bayou Vermilion and the Teche. The party began to trace the route from the head of the great irrigation canal in St. Martin parish and blazed a way through the woods and swamps to a point one mile east of the forks on Little Bayou or Vermilion river proper. The route followed is through overflowed lands and Representative Mouton says the right of way can be secured free of cost, and that not only will the canal route be greatly benefit ted and improved, but much of the surrounding country be drained and rendered fit for agricultural purposes. The party was well pleased with the result of the survey and while the government officials refuse to commit themselves their report will very likely be favorable. The gentlemen returned late Sunday evening and held a confer ence at the Century Club where all plans were discussed and measures formulated to present the matter to Lieutenant Lansing H. Beach of the United States Engineering department in New Orleans. The following letter from Lieut. Beach shows that Representative Mouton of Lafayette is alert and alive to the public interest and is leaving nothing undone to secure improve ments for the people of this section of the state: New Orleans, March 27, 1909. Mr. F. V. Mouton, care of The First National Bank of Lafayette, La fayette, La. Dear Sir:-I have to acknowledge receipt of your three communications of March 25. The resolution passed by the City Council of Lafayette and the Police Jury of Lafayette Parish will receive full and careful consider- c ation in determining the route to be given the Intercoastal canal between Vermilion River and Teche Bayou. a Lieutenant R. . Ralston, Corps of En giners, my assistant in this office, is at present making an examination of the different routes, and both he and my self will give the matter careful con sideration before a decision is reach ed. Your third ltter pnne arn the nlann Your third letter concerns the clean. ing and dredging of Vermilion river. In reply to that, I would reply that the combined dredge and snag boat will, it is hoped, be deliver in New Orleans in May. It is impossible to have the boat completed and delivered at New it is hoped, be delivered at New Or leans early in May. It is impos sible to have the boat completed and delivered earlier and as soon as it ar rives, it will be put to work in the lo cality that needs it most. Just what dtream it will first be placed upon I cannot say at this time, but will have the matter definitely determined when the boat is ready for service. I can assure you that it will be placed on the Vermilion just as soon as possible con sistent with the demands of the var ious streams in the dihtrict. The one which needs it most will get it first, and so on, in order. Very respectfully, LANSING H. BEACH, Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. "a child is born an embryo angel-a possible devil," and itafuture for weal or woe is largely determined by its environments. Prof. Gwinn's talk was entertaining and instructive and much enjoyed by all present. The committee on resolutions sub mitted the fglowing report which was adopted: Resolutions. Madam President, members and friends. Year committee on reso 1utions duds it ' most diseult matter to voeie the appreciation of this con vention for the many charming cour-, tesees extended by the hostess club and the city of Lafayette, fearing the accu sation of the most fulsome flattery, but obedient to command this commit tee is happy in behalf of the Federa tion to Resolve: First that this convention returns most cordial thanks to the Woman's Club and to the city of Lafayette for all the details that have worked out that have given such pleasure, comfort and delight during this convention. We have basked in your sunshine, wel come and flowers. Resolved: That we thank the mak ers of sweet melody that so charmed the audience. Resolved: Also that we thank the Rev. Mr. Vaughan for his earnest and beautiful invocation and the Hon. C. 0. Mouton for his words of eloquence, oncouragemnent and commendation. Your conimittee returns most ap preciative thanks for the beautiful re ception tendered on Thursday evening by the Woman's Club, especially would your committee remark upon the attendance of the associate club members, the men of Lafayette and oxpress their deep appreciation of their attendance. We must felicitate our hostess club upon not only extending to the conven tion such royal hospitality, but in making Lafayette the place of celebra tion of the first meeting of the State Federation with its distinguished Pres dent General, Mrs. N. P. Moore. Your committee further resolved that the presence of Miss Poppenheim, of South Carolina, Mrs. Emmons Crock ar, of Massachusettes and Mrs. Kin ;ey, of Indiana, is an occasion of con gratulation and delight, and this op iortunity is taken to thank them for heir generous and interesting contri butions to the program. Resolved, That thanks are returned o Dr. E. L. Stephens, President of the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial In titute for the delightful hospitality hown the convention and the privil ege granted them of enjoying the pa rade and viewing the students at work. Resolved also that Lafayette will go mown in history as being the first city o offer free medical attention, also dis ribution of daily papers free to each nd every member of the convention. A treat traveler has said that in Arabia he are 4000 words that mean camel vere there 4000 words that mean "we hank you," we would roll them all n one and say "we thank you," till finding the aggregate whole inad quate to express our appreciation. Respectively submitted, MATTIE McGRATH. MRS. GEO. KOPPEL, Mrs. J. D. MARKS, MRS. W. O. STREATER, MRS. R. H. LINDSAY, Chairman. Mrs. Mathewes added a few well hosen expressions of her apprecla- - lon and thanks to the good people of .afayette and declared the convention djourned. CONTRACT AWARDED To Chattanooga Construction Com pany for Two Miles of Cement Walks. Yesterday evening the City Coun cil met in special session with Mayor Mouton, Councilmen Hopkins, Krauss, Trahan and Girard present. The BARGAINS IN CROCKERY AT THE Lafayette RACKET Store Our special sale of certain pieces of crockery last Week proeed such a suacess we have decided to eestlas, It one week longer. These are GOOD VALUSS, take advantage of the SALE before It closes sett SATUR DA Y. Cups and saucers, 25 cents IOft values at.... .... .....IU Cups and saucers, 10 cents EA values at............... U Meat platters, 25 cents val- SAl ues at.............. IU Meat platters, 35 cents val-LEO ues at . . ............ 15C Shallow plates, 60 cents IAA values at 3 for......... UUO Shallow plates, 10 cents EC values at............... UU Vegitable dishes, 25 cents 9911 values at.... .......... IUU Nappies, the 5 cents kind Eli at3 for... ......... ... uuV Quick sales and somall profit motto of The Lafayette Racket Store council took up the award of contracts for over two miles of cement walk on some of the principal streets, and - awarded the job to the Chattanooga Construction Company through its agent E. G. Billingsley. The price stipulated is a little under IS cents per foot for walk and curb, and the work must begin within two weeks. Only the best material and a guaran tee of one yeas is exacted as is also a bond oi $1000 foo the faithful per formnance of contract. FOR RENT-Five room house near Hopkins avenue, large yard. Apply to Dr. T. M. Hopkins. ASSESSORS' CONVENTION. The Assessors of all the parishes of the Third Congressional District ha e been called in convention at La fayette. April 21. to consult as to the best plans to attain uniformity and equality of the assessments for the year 1909. Assessor Trahan has been in correspondence with the Assessors many of whom express themselves as heartily infavor of the convention, and have declared their purpose to attend. Mr. A. M. Martin member of the State Board of Equalization will be present. SECOND PRIMARY TODAY, The second primary election order ed for those candidates who failed to receive a majority vote at the muni cipal election March 2, comes off to day, but only one office now hangs in the balance-that of treasurer. Mr. A. T. Caillouet, the present incum bent, and Mr. Felix H. Landry are the candidates. The same commissioners, who served at the first primary, will hold the election. The election prom ises to be a very quiet affair and the vote is likely to be very light. Buy your garden seeds at The Moss Pharmacy; they are guaranteed fresh. hl STILL RUSTY. as ---- - The High School roof is still rusty te and a number of windows are being 11 left open. The roof should be tarred " -no use to let it rust out when it can d- be preserved at a cost of possibly $12 or $15 and the, windows should be kept shut to protect the house from the weather. This matter certainly should receive the attention of the proper officials. Don't forget the "Ferndell" brand of fancy bottled and canned fruits and 11 salads. We have the exclusive agency. i" -R. H. McFaddin, Phone 64. n SCHOOL BOARDS To Meet In Called Session Mar. 31 Question of Abolishing Transfers to Be Acted On. t- - The School Board will meet in call ed session at 9 a. m., Wednesday, Mar. 31, when the question of abolishing the transfer system will come. up for i. final decision. Other matters will be r considered at the meeting. e Try one of our nice Gold Brand hams.-They are extra good.-G. Bunt. SPRING OPENING. We desire to annunce our opening display of Spring Millinery, to take place Thursday, April, 1. All the la dies are cordially invited to call. Ev eryone will get a free chance on a pretty hat to be given away on that day. MME. C. JEANMARD. Use the Webster Oil Co's. oil, It's good, ask your grocer for it. RAN AWAY FROM SCHOOk. Charley Scarles, 16 years old, son of Mrs. Lou Scarles, a local train dis patcher, ran away from school in Amite City last Thursday and has not since been heard of. Mrs. Scarles is naturally much worried and anxious F about her boy, and has requested Sheriff Lacoste to keep a look out for the truant who may come this way. The authorities of Broussard arrested a boy Sunday answering young Scar. F les' description, but he proved not to be the right person. The runaway has hazel eyes, brown hair, and full face, and wears knee pants. Attorneys U. A. Burke and U. L Us. torge of New Iberia were in town yes t~iday on business. sINDUSTRIAL IN STITUTE NOT ts ts Preliminaries April 2 and 3-Prese ie Stephens to Attend State Teach S. ers Association. 0 SUMMER NORMAL BEGINS IN LA. FAYETTE ON MAY 31. All Arrangements Made for Athletic t Oratorical and Musical Meet April 0 24-Special Trains. The preliminaries for choosin rep reseCntIat' es for this school on F Day, will be held next Friday, Apil 2. at 3:45 p. m., and Saturday. April 3, at 10:30 a. m. Contestants 18 years old or over L wil start on the scratch. Contestants e who have won first place in any event in a previous Field Day will be placed in a class one year older than their actual age, even thoulgh this neces s sitates their starting behind the scratch. The following are the events in the order in which they will be held: Friday 3:45 p. m. Handicaps allowed. 1. 100 Yards Dash-17 years, 1 foot; 16 years. 2 feet; 15 years, 3 feet. 2. Discus Throw--17 years, 6 inch es; 16 years, 12 inches; 15 years, 18 inches. 3. 8S0 Yards Run-17 years, 3 yards; 16 years, 6 yards; 15 years, 9 yards. 4. Pole Vault-17 years, 2 inches; 16 years, 4 inches; 15 years 6 inches. 5. 220 Yards Dash-17 years, 1-2 yard; 16 years, 1 yard; 15 years, 1 1-2 yards. 6. 120 Yards Hurdles-17 years, 1-2 yard; 16 years, 1 yard; 15 years, 1 1-2 yards. 6. 440 Yards Dash-17 years, 2. yards; 16 years, 4 yards; 15 years, 6 yards. Saturday, April 3, 10:30 a. m. Handicaps allowed. 1, 220 Yards Hurdles-17 years, 1-2 yard; 16 years, 1 yard; 15 years 11-2 yards. 2. High Jump-17 years, 1 Inch; 16 years, 2 inches; 15 years 3 Inches. 3. Mile Run-17 years, 4 yards; 16 years, 8 yards; 15 years, 12 yards. 4. Broad Jump.-17 years, 2 Inches 16 years, 4 inches; 15 years, 6 inches. 5. Short Put-17 years, 3 .inches; 16 years, 6 inches; 15 years, 9 inches. 6. Relay Race. 7. Standing Broad Jump. No contestant will be allowed to enter more than four events. Dr. E. A. Chapman, of New YorkCity was a visitor to Dr. E. L. Stephens at the Institute for two days last week. President E. L. Stephens, of the In dustrial Institute, and several mem bers of his faculty will join the party of teachers leaving Lafayette on Wed nesday evening for the convention of the State Teachers' Association, to be held in Alexandria April 1, 2 and 3. Governor Sanders has appointed Dr. E. L. Stephens as a delegate to the Conference on Child Labor to be held in New Orleans, March 29, 30 and 31. Announcements have been made from 'Baton Rouge by State Superinten dent Harris that the Summer Nor mal School to be held in Lafayette will begin Monday, May 31, and will be open to teachers and those desiring to become teachers. As there are many advantages offered to those who come, It is expected that there wil be several hundred teachers and prospective teachers in attendance. All arrangements for the big athletic, oratorical and musical meet to be held here April 24, are rapidly going ahead. The Southern Pacific Railway, through General Passenger Agent Parsons, has agreed definitely to make a round trip rate to Lafayette from all Louisiana points on its line for one fare and, bet ter than that, they will run two spec ial trains to take the cro*d home that night after the oratorical contest, leav ing Lafayette for Vinton on the west and Morgan City on the east at 11:15 p. m. This is the best arrangement that has ever been obtained for this unnual occasion, and it is expected that it will bring thousands of people to witness the meet, The new grand stand was complet nd last week by the boys in the work Chop and will afford ample accommo lation for all the ladies who come. A Fine New Auto. Yesterday Mr. P. B. Roy of Youngc rille, capse to town in his flne ne iuto, Just bought. The mac isn not xnly strong and beautiful Dgfldes loug withott fair or rcise and seei"9 o be a model of elegance and cc ,ort.