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VOLUME XLIV. LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA, TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 1914. NUMBER 76
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MISS JEAN GORDON
Tells How Factory and Mill Work
Takes the Best of a Child's Lifq.
CHILD WORiKERS OLD MEN AND
WOMEN AT TWENTY.
Relates Experience in Securing Child
Labor Law-Protection for News
Boys and Messenger Boys.
A large audience was present Sun
day afternoon to hear Miss Jean Gor
'don, of New Orleans, talk on Child
Labor, a subject on which her duties
as former State Factory Inspector,
made her highly qualified to speak.
In the absence of President Steph
ens, Mrs. A. B. Denbo, the vice-pres
ident, presided and presented Miss
-Gordon fin very complimentary terms.
Miss Gordon began by expressing
eppreciation of having the pleasure
-of addressing such a large gathering.
she spoke of the recent immense
1$bering in New Orleans to hear the
same subject ,discussed and declar
ed that it would show the Legisla
turn that the people were interested.
She always hated to talk of child la
bor as it eade her feel bad. One
would think that the ehidren would
be the last thing people would ex
ploit for gain. The present was one
-of the national extravagance and
this extravagance even included the
children who were expl1tted and
then thrown on the scrap heap, the
'best eight or ten years of their young
lives being sacrtficed, leaving them
weaklings toir "sto take care of as a
result of their having been over
'reoked in their tendbr years.
She had got into this work through
having been put on a charity board.
lIMre she M6arked b1 thdie wlb sought
help bow the work, In the mills
iiide the 'bo3s old men at twenfy.
Asked why they had been discharged
ste *tedr was they hadi lst hieed.
rhe factories used up the strength
h o a~d girls at, the ages of
1--d, at twenty thre*
o he sera' heap. A Yew
weeks of-watchisg tghat sort of thing
end' She -was thriough' with charit
w* ~ to~ ti et ibb t get
g1'* is +~et *b t reh. 'the
kra Club, had, ;ca~e~ elled
te Ciic* Conscience of New Orleans.
haiiM fi.iI vnty gbood wk that
'. hen aedomplishee 'thýea. So
they had introduced a bill covering
d iaI ey hid -b ae told how
~Itt W d be to get it thok gh,
but were delightfully surprised that
it ;watt ogj without any trouble.
s'T Iatd 'them elvwes .that it was
heir let ant ways. She
strted as factory inspector, but
''hen ~he wont to enforce the law, it
Continued on page four.
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RATTW IE .RECMARQEDl.
The seventh series of the Adven
tures of Kathlyn will be shown at
the Jefferson on Wednesday night.
The subject is the Garden of Bridges,
and the summary of the story, which
will be told in vivid fascinating pic
tures, Is as follows:
Umballah, having paid the ran
som to the brigands takes Kath
lyn's father back to Allaha, trusting
that the hungry tiger will finish the
heroine and her friend Bruce, who
are bound to its frail cage. Fate,
however, wills differently for Kath
lyn and Bruce having outwitted the
brigands and escaped from the tiger,
follow Umballah. They arrive in
the city happily unobserved during
the excitement of the Coronation
ceremonies. Col. Hare is chained to
the throne compelled to do the bid
ding of the arch-villain. Kathlyn
disguises herself like one from The
Garden of Brides, and thus gets into
communication with her father, the
unwilling occupant of the throne.
The artful suggestion of Ramabai,
that he bb made to select a royal
consort, gives Rathlyn tje freedom
of the throne-room.
When Umballah goes to the treas
une-edm to get the priceless string
of pearis for the bride of his puppet
king, the leopards that guard the
vault escape and invade the corri
dors of the palace. In 'the panic
that follows Col. Hare escapes, like
wise Kathlyn, but become separat
ed in the confusion. Kathlyn hides
in a covetrd cart In the garden of
the palace and for a time is sur
rounded by the prowling leopards.
Admissioa 5 afid 10 cents.
INSTEAb OF PINEVILLE.
Paul Richter, who became insane
was not taken to Pineville as we
were misinformed, but to the Louis
iana Retreat by his son and Dave
Spell, and he was hot a resident of
the fbni'th ward, but moved from
the second ward to Lafayette. Mr.
Richteie trouble was brought on by
worry over a land deal that he made
two years ago.
E' t RAY PAtIEER
TO LECtIaE l EIE
Rev. Ray Palmer,. who conducted
revival services at the Baptist
church here a few weeks ago, will
lecture here Thursday night at the
High School at 8 p. m. on the sub
lect of The Temple of Character.
Mr. Palmer is a very fine speaker
and Is sure to make his discourse
very interesting. A cordial Invita
tion is extended to the public. There
will be no charge, but a free will of
fering will be taken.
To Be Held in Lake Charles Aprif
20-23 Will Be Largest Ever Held
Lake Charles Church and Sunday
School folks are all aglow over the
coming 28th Annual State Sunday
School Convention which is to be
held in that city Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday, April
20-23, opening Monday night. A
larger attendance than ever before
is expected for the reason that,, par
ishes are better organized and more
work has been done by the organi
zations than heretofore.
The Convention sessions will be
held in five churches and thej array
of leading speakers and instructors
is the strongest presented to a Loul
iana State Convention. They are as
Mr. John C. Carman, General Sec
retary of the Colorado Sunday
School Association, Teen Age Spe
Miss Nannie Lee Frayser of Louis
vlle Ky., Elementary Specialist and
Lesson Writer, of International repu
Dr. Wilbur F. Crafts of the Inter
national Reform Bureau of Washing
ton, D. C., a man who has spoken
throughopt the world on the problem
Dr. William J. Williamson, one of
the great pastors of one of the lead
ing churches of St. Louis, Bible
In addition to these out of state
specialists there will be over fifty
speakers selected from the Sunday
School workers of Louisiana.
We sincerely hope the Sunday
Schools of our Parish will send dele
gates to this great gathering. Cer
tainly we should keep abreast with
the BEST In Sunday School endeav
or, for this will add greatly to the
religious life of our community.
Development Bureau Press Service.
By this time your land ought to be
thoroughly prepared to receive pump
kin yam slips, which should be plant
ed by May 1. If you are going to
:plant them for the market, get them
early and catch the flte price tlpart
the first yams of the season brings.
The, principle back of the pumpkin
yam propaganda is, diversiflcation.
No section or dountry was ever per
nianently prosperous that clung like
grim Death to any single crop 'sys
tem. Break away from it, or it will
Another most profitable line which
no man who calls himself a farmer
should overlook is, the breeding of
blooded live stock. Stock breeding
is a vital part of the agricultural in
dustry, because the best way to keep
up the fertility of the farm is to pro
duce on it live stock and the nitro
gen-bearing forage necessary to
maintain live stock.
Dairying has made great States,
like Wisconsin, Iowa and Kansas
rich and has raised the farmers of
those States from condition of pov
erty Into the capitalistic class. It
is a great and fascinating industry,
and withal most profitable.
Then there is the breeding of beef
cattle for the market, It also has
added many millions of wealth to
the States of the Middle West,
where the farmers, instead of selling
their grain and hay at a small profit,
have converted it into fat beef and
grown i ich from the proceeds.
Every .arrner in Southwest Loui
siana r-ay do likewise. Experts all
tell us that the abundance and wi je
variety of har forage crops giv s
Louis!: i a a p. eeminer:t p:sition a
:pong her sister States, fror a ive
Pucik º ew point.
.But lJ:w ab ut the callia t12k'
We must get rid of th3in before we
can ls-me rici raising cattle Are
won i..dy to -.alke up the fight for
lik t'*lcatioi Then jurn[ anti'
the Development Bureau's band
wagon. We are going to have sever
al'mlibting ,in the early future with
-Dl Pdiryniplt and other speakers
t tell us how.
desi& kite .> lpay ft to mnke Soith
aest Louitsiana what, it ought to be
SAYS PRES. PETERS
Represr ing 264 Railroads Claims
They Are Not Adequately Paid
for Carrying the Mails.
Th)e railroad companies of the
United States claim that data com
piled by the Post Office Department,
properly interpreted, shows the rail
ways to be underpaid by $29,000.00
annually for carrying the malls.
This statement is made in a pam
phlet isued by the Committee on
Railway Mail Pay, representing 264
railroads handling mails on 218,000
miles of line, through its chairman,
Mr. Ralph Peters, President of the
Long Island Railroad Company.
The railroads point out that where
as Post Office revenues increased
over $63,000,000 from 1912, the rail
way mall pay in that time actually
decreased over $300,000 before the
parcel post was established.
The pamphlet also directs atten
tion to the fact that the Post Office
Department estimates a further in
creased annual revenue of about $60,
000,000, on account of the Parcel
Post, and in spite of this, no practi
cal action has as yet been taken ad
equately to compensate the railroads
for carrylag the increased burden.
To-night there will be a vaudeville
performance at the Jefferson for the
benefit of the Southside School Li
brary. The following will be the
Talk on Woman's Rights......
....... ..."Miss A. Suffering Yet"
When Life is Brightest.... ..-----
....t...Misses E. Rollo and L. 'Aubry
Recital, The Organ Builder .__
.......... ... Miss Rowena Nick
Solo, What Shall I Tell Her To
night? ........ ---- -- ....Chas. J. Levois
The Boogie Man, a Song and
Chorus.... ........ ........School Children
Two performances will be given,
the first at 7:30. The admission will
be 10 and 15 cents.
Seac Brue'erhoff to ShOW Then
Here Ap i 23, at Jefferson.-No
Secretary Louis N. Brueggerhot of
the State Fair of Louisiana will visit
Lafayette on Thursday, April 23rd.,
and show the moving picture reels
of the 1913, State Fair at the Jeffer
son. The reels will show livestocli
in parade, the Baby' show, the Drum
mers' parade, Automobile races,
Horse races and other features. It
will be interesting to everybody and
especially to the Farmers to see the
Fair reels and a large audience is ex
pected. The price of admission will
be the same, five and ten cents, and
the Fair films will be shown in addi
tion to the regular programme of the
Jefferson Theater for that day.
LAFAYETTE TO HAVE
A WHITE WAY
Lafayette is to have a white way in
the business district on Jefferson
street from Jack Doucet's corner to
the McFaddin grocery store. This
much is assured and efforts are be
ing made to have the white way ex
tended to one block beyond the de
pot. The white way will consist of
street lights on posts set on the side
walks. Each post will carry three
12-inch globe lights, one at the top
and one on each end of a cross arm.
There will be twenty-six in the dis
tance above named, thirteen on a
side. It will be very pretty and is
right in line with street lighting in
some. of the large cities. Messrs. J.
C. Barry and C. M. Parkerson solicit
ed the contributions from the mer
chants, they being the ones to pay
for the installation, after whicli the
city will furnish the current free.
eAnderson-dfftt q,., which is il
stalling the new electric plant, will
A LESSON IN ECONOMY
An interesting case in economy is reported by a country
A farmer drove up to the bank, hitched his horse to the
post and carefully muzzled the animal with a feed bag. He
then went around to the back of his wagon and took out of it
a chicken with a piece of string tied to one leg. With the
string lhe fastened the chicken to a hitching post, so that it
could pick up the oats dropped from the nosebag.
Of course, economy should never be practiced to the point
of destroying the joy of life, but by the exercise of good judg
ment savings can be effected in the majority of homes that will
build up right respectable bank accounts for some good use
sooner or later.
We suggest that you economize in proper ways and put
your savings in this good bank. The interest we pay on Sav
ings Accounts Time Deposits will come as an additional re
ward for your efforts in this direction.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY
PLANNING FOR A
Abbeville Progress Tells of Visit of
Lafayette Business Men and
Thursday afternoon, says the Ab
eville Progress, a party represent
ag the Lafayette Chamber of. Com
inerce, composed of Dr. F. E. Girard,
J. P. Colomb, W. C. Chevis, John
Barre, B. F. Martin and F. V. Mou
ton, of Lafayette, and Capt. Wallace
M. Ditch, of Morgan City, came over
from Lafayette by beat down the
Vermilion River. They were re
ceived here by the Abbeville Board
of Trade, represented by a large
number of business men.
The Lafayette Chamber of Com
merce Is planniak to-open up a watir
way from that city via Vermilion bay
on to New Orleans. It is their in
tention to call on the business men
of Abbeville and get their co-opera
tion in the matter.
After clearly presenting the matter
to the men present, there was con
siderable interest taken in the dis
cussion of the matter, after which it
was moved and seconded that a com
mittee be appointed to look into the
matter, and to confer with similar
organizations of the neighboring
town and to look for ways and means
of establishing a freight line to be
operated between Lafayette and
Kew Orleans by way of the Vermilion
The committee named was Messrs.
L J. Broussard, J. Immergluck and
Louis Vallee, with L. 'O. Broussard
This will, no doubt, be one of the
finest things the town of Lafayette
has ever gotten, and oA the other
hand it will be a fine thing for Ver
milion and Abbeville.
We hope that the business men of
the two towns . can get together and
accomplish the work of puttin the
bayou into good use.
SANITARIUM OPENS TODAY
This afternoon at four o'clock the
doors of the Attakapas Sanitarium
will be opened to the public and ev
erybody is cordially invited to come
and enjoy the following musical pro
Vocal selectifn, Miss Genevieve
Rice; Piano, Mrs. Robert Cunning
ham; Reading (comic) Mrs. J. E.
Jay; Song, Miss P. Caillouet; Song,
At the conclusion the ladies of the
auxiliary will take pleasure in show
ing the guests over the sanitaritini
and delightful fruit punch will be
BOY SCOUTS TAKE
ANOTHER BiG HiKE
The Boy Scout Company, under
Prof. Gilchrist, took another and
more extended hike last Thursday,
going as far as. St. Martinville and re
turning Saturday afternoon. The
boys started out Thursday evening
at six o'clock and camped first night
at Long Bridge over Bayou Tortue.
The next day the company marched
to St. Martinville and spread tents
on the banks of the Teche; near the
celebrated Evangeline oak. The
handy kodak came into good use. and
several fine views were snapped. All
stood the trip well and had a glorious
time generally. These experiences
are training the youngsters in a
number of useful things and must
result in great benefit to their physi
q41 as well as mental and moral. de
velopment The boys slept on the
ground, soldier fashion, in the open
and one night had their sleep. dis
turbed by pattering rain in their
faces, but this didn't bother sleepy
fellows, wearied with long tramps.
It is hoped that the company will
soon grow stronger in number and be
able to take a trip to the seashore
(Safest and Most Comfortable Place
TUESDAY, APRIL 14.-The Speed
ers' Revenge, comedy, vita.; The Bat
tle at Elderbush Gulch, Biograph spe
cial feature Indian drama, in two
reels; Vaudeville, benefit Public
School Library, admission 10 and 15c.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15-The
Garden of Brides, this is the 7th in
stallment of the Adventures of Kath
lyn; The Sultan and the Roller
Skates, comedy, Edison.
THURSDAY, APRIL 16-His Wife
Wins, Pathe's 2 reel comedy feature,
An Interference of Broncho Billy,
Wbstern drama, S. & A.
By error there appeared in our last
issue in the list of true bills found by
the grand jury, t name Eugene
Trahan, obstructIe iatiral drain.
The name should have been Eugena.
We regret the error very much and
are glad to correct it.
One of the strangest things in thla
world Is why a woman who can trim
a penci W*fth a pair of scissors Is not
considerd competent to vote along.
side of a man who can't bake a batter
bate on a hot griddle.-Dallas News.
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