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Section 10 of Act 120 of 1916 pro)
hibits Ferry Companies from charging school children fare during school hours. But why are we still paying the fare? D sd t tthe Uphbldlag of tho We t SMde of th River. "A very live and creditable weekly aewspper."-MANUPA(IFL'RER RECORD. S .... ___A.. ,ALGIERS, LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1922. No. 14 60TH SIDES OF POLTICS ipMAN GIVEN MS OVATION I sFire Their First Gun. i Factor at Demonstration. gd narrah for Behrman!" ,jpauS's Coming Back!" was given former Mayor Mar at an open-air mass ohis own bailiwick, Algiers, epnsg of the campaign of agsulars faction for the to be held Sept. 12. thousand persons gathered sgn of the meeting, and h fact that it lasted three a crowd of several hundred e st standing attentively ga luedon. . tg was more of a labor a number of union N ders speaking especially in ot the candidacy of J. F. labor leader, for public ser , alsieoner. J. Ryan. loco eaglseer and chairman of the e0grmmittee of the Southern agls eers, was chairman of * etnlg, and M. C. Donner was m r. man opened the meeting g s greeted with a long ovation. i l sot make an address, but iesm the meeting was called Im regular Democrats in sup Sshe regular ticket." He in mpi Mr. Ryan as chairman and $ seat on the platform, but a w.e later left the stage to with the crowd. ,Me Mr. Behrman was given an gastic reception, the other Ssceived only mild applause, "saeseeption of Mr. Bowen. who a a glad hand. Many of the shopmen reside in atd reference to the strike hi vnarls speakers each time St a demonstration. La* Leaders Criticise .gMhr Parker, Colonel John P. mm, Mayor McShane, Commis ' d public Works Black and jutrdaedt of Police Molony ageme in for a share of criticism n at the hands of the "me who spoke. The candi hewever, refrained from mak. SM gersonal criticism of their his uaallica "berlce commis Sate Senator Mark the Old Regulars' can the Court of Appeal, and fresentative William V. UI, ae for member of the head at Education, each pre Ms daims in similar vein. . Morris, candidate for reg f esmveyances. was introduced but did not speak bhe - at a dight illness. pafts Candidacy Endorsed Girault Farrar was the aMbSr, talklng for an hour and (Catnnled on page 6) LEAGUE SAYS THE 1IT HAS JUST BEGUN the next few weeks the lege will have organized pgemiact of the Fifteenth AheIdy the first has been amle, being something like asl and sixteen female This shows that the young end manhood of Algiers -..Ll.- to a realization of -M de of the present day g has issued a call to sal fathers of Algiers embers of the organisa is aminga to protect the ar the community and Its ben sad girls. arilai from the dance earaig so terrible that stepe must be taken. Who are stationed at S whsee these indecent, Immoral and impure rt tara their heads and re Iaeae the law. People of the community UtrM to ramime their chi. af becoming disgust y demand that the police at dances do their 'ORALITY LEAGUE. POLICE ON DUTY IN ALGiEIt , Orderly Since Resent S41dsorder of any kind Up*wd to police or deputy AUlghe that could be I the strbe, since last when eme me was *tiI ee nder of the mM tlst alnht. .I thootte of John Stephens, negro SSethera PoSle 4 detachment of 1 to dty In A . e strogin the 'hiity oart ireed ther tng he BEHRMAN SCORED AT ALGIERS MEET OF NEW REGULARS U. 8. Treasury Needed to *Repair I Streets Left by Ring, Says O'Connor Algiers New Regulars organized at a meeting held in the Fourth Precinct of the Fifteenth Ward last Friday night. An enthusiastic repre sentative crowd attended the meeting, which was held at Patterson and Ver ret streets. The speakers included Henry Acker, Judge Wynne Rogers, J. Arthur Charbonnet, Thomas O'Con nor, John Merkel and Charles Hantel. "We have done away with the old system of ward bosses--let us pre vent Behrman from bringing them back as he is trying to do," pleaded one speaker, whose words were re ceived with applause. The first speaker of the meeting was Judge Wynne Rogers of Section "E" of the Civil District Court, New Regular candidate for justice of the Supreme Court. He was introduced by Henry Acker. Judge Rogers de clared that as judge of the Civil Dis trict Court he has given all a square deal, shown no favoritism, and that his judgment has not been swayed by others. A tribute to other candidates en dorsed by the New Regulars was paid by Judge Rogers, who declared he is proud to be associated with them in the coming campaign. Judge William A. Bell, he said, is a splendid man and an efficient judge, and a worthy man for judge of the Court of Appeals. Commenting upon Fran cis Williams, who is a candidate for public service commissioner to suc ceed himself. Judge Rogers said he had gone into the office pledged to do a certain work and that he had done well. "This new organization." Judge Rogers said, "will win at the polls on Sept. 12 if they work together and stick together. There is a re port that we can't win in the Fit teenth Ward, but I don't believe it. We can win anywhere in the city." 1 Mr. Acker announced that Francis Williams, who was scheduled to make an address, was ill and unable to attend. Thomas O'Connor was Intro duced as the representative of Mr. Williams. O'Connor aroused the crowd to a high pitch of enthusiasm as he fired broadside after broadside at Martin Behrman. "At the meeting of the Old Reg ulars last night," he shouted. "Banker Behrman posed as a friend of the union man. Who was it that voted to keep the wages of the striking union carmen down? Ask Banker Behrman. When did Banker Behr man ever espouse the cause of labor when a controversy arose between capital and labor? "Banker Behrman once was shaved in Algiers. It was good enough for him then, but now he goes to a fashionable hotel and is shaved by a fancy barber. The fight of two years ago was a great one, and as a result of it we now have the right of free speech and can talk as we dare without fear of going to jail for'1 it, as was the case three years ago. "Behrman and his party know they will lose. They are praying for a miracle that will win for them. The people are up in arms, and women and men are working together. Wil (Continued on page 5) AUTO TURNS OVER AND KILLS OCCUPANT; DRIVER JAILED Manslaughter Is Charged; Swerve Into Gutter Causes Accident Alfred Marshall, 38 years old, 735 Patterson street, was killed at 3 o'clock Sunday morning when an automobile in which he was riding ran into the gutter at the Intersec tion of Behrman avenue and Evellna street and turned over. Marshall and Jack Dalton, 208 Pel Ican avenue, driver of the car, were pinned beneath the machine. Ac cordlng to the coroner, Marshall's death was due to a broken neck and was almost instantaneous. This was the first of a number of automobile accidents reported by the police Sun day. The driver of the machine, Dalton, was taken to Charity Hospital, where his injuries were pronounced slight. FPollowing his release from the hos pital he was placed in jail on a charge of manslaughter. emmett Wattignay, 5 years old, of 137 Lavergne street, sad John Zat arain, 27 years old, of 513 Seguin street, who were also members of the party, wetre thrown clear of the machine when it turned over, and aped wittbout njarj. The automobile was raised by Cor poral Hatter and Patrolmen Curren, Orf ad Oomssles Wattigs and satarl, who were -nesd uea ap I -ges watk dm - n ss, s, to sk a ja .. .a * 'easi b SDESERTED Ir I O i -I '' o e o I 1:. 4tp oo· l*i d e- - ...rota Lt . Commissioner Maloney Writes Another Long Letter, But Still Evades Questions Asked By Algerines Reiterating his position in favor me of municipal ownership of ferries in thi a sizzling statement Saturday. Paul cot Maloney, commissioner of public the utilities, attacked the attitude Peter sui S. Lawton and others have taken in obi the matter. His statement follows: itra "The statements appearing in the ha newspapers of the past several days, nu: sponsored by Mr. Peter Lawton and fic: Mr. C.'J. Donner, making accusations we against the Commission Council and the more particularly my department, in WI the matter of ferry franchises, have an been noted, and I must say that the claims advanced do not conform to be the facts in the case. sic "So that the patrons of the Algiers fet ferry may be correctly informed as to sic the real facts bearing upon the issue, en I will give the following particulars: isi "Algiers is served by two lines of to ferries, one that is known as the j w Third District ferry, operated be- of tween Barracks street and Oliver Be street, and the other known as the re: Canal street ferry, operated from Nt Canal street to Morgan street. fu: "The Third District ferry is oper- op ated by the Union Ferry Company. This company's franchise expired in mt 1906 and, although two franchises en for the service were advertised at th: different times by various adminis trations, they failed of sale, the prop- tot osition evidently not appearing Invit- ad lug. The Union Ferry Company as] made a proposialon to the council in, in 1907 to pay the city five per cent thi of the gross receipts. The records as show that this arrangement was ac- fal cepted and the city of New Orleans c'al has been receiving payments on this basis since that date. So much for the Third District ferry, on which to subject Mr. Lawton, notwithstanding sh his statements in the newspapers (,iv asking Illogical questions, has been Ca fully informed, receiving copies of all the the documents setting forth the facts as I have given them, months ago. th Gave Lawton Chance ye "The Southern Ferry and Improve- las ment Company obtained from the on city of New Orleans in 1906 a 15- bu year franchise, paying a considera- Mi tion of $225,000 to operate the ferry service from Canal street to Morgan ve street. This franchise expired Dec. DI 31, 1921, and the council, so as to ev allow Mr. Lawton and his associates or full opportunity to present their be reasons for municipal ownership, did Ot not effect a ehange In the operation th of the service. This effort on the dii part of the council to show Mr. Law- I ton and his associates every consid- to eration, necessitated allowing the all present operator an extension as per ne the conditions of the franchise to such a time as the future operation Ni of the service could be determined. ad "It has been my oipnlon ever since qu I have taken office that the Canal co street ferry and the Barracks street glthi ferry services should be consolidated th and operated by the city of New Or- ta: leans. The amount ,required to take co over the equipment should be includ- mi ed in our regular budget, and then tri the receipts of the ferry, less the th operating expenses, could be applied to amortising the cost of the entire pa plant. Itn "I presented this proposition to be the council. but the other members th did not think it the proper policy to an pursue. They did not believe in mu- sa nicipal ownership of this ferry ser- pr vice where the city would be involved fel in the finances. "I conveyed this information to pr Mr. Lawton and his associates, and ch they asnured me that they oud pre- t waU porn the other mmbers to co gms the -admd UBto thU o- at ment they have not accomplished I this, and the position of the other commissioners remain the same in the matter. In the meantime it was suggested that a commission could obtain the money needed in the 1 transaction, and that he city would have no responsibility. But after numerous conferences with bank of ficials it was found that the banks I would not advance the money unless & the city would stand responsible, I which was rendered impossible by E an inhibition in Act 4 of 1916. "Mr. Lawton, as I understand, has . been before the Dock Board commis sioners to have them operate the ferry, without success, the commis sioners refusing to consider such an enterprise. He went before the Leg islature at the last session seeking to have enacted a state law which would put the control and operation of the ferry service under the Dock Board, and the plan again failed of result. The Commission Council of NI ew Orleans went on record as re fusing to undertake th- municipal Soperation of the ferries. "There are several reasons why I must hesitate before giving consid eration to any further statements that might emanate from Mr. Lawton.i "One is. as I amn advised. Mr. Law-1 ton in 1910 appeared before the cityi' administration then in power and asked for a railroad franchise, agree- l ing to hid for the grant and pay for the cost of advertiscing the franchiseI as required by law. I am told he failed to carry out this promise. This ucan be proven. Says Figures Wrong "Another is Mr. Lawton presented to this council a communication showing his calculations of the finan cial results of the operation of the Canal street ferry. He capitalized: the gross receipts at the rate of six per cent per annum and alleged that the net earnings alone for fifteen years was in excess of a million dol lars. Such calculations as this dem onstrated at a glance to acny one of business experience just how unsound Mr. Lawton's calculations are. "In connection with this contro t versy I wish to say that while the Department of Public Utilities is t ever willing to furnish information t or assist in any undertaking for the r betterment of the citizens of New I Orleans, as commissioner I will in t the future give no consideration to discourteous communications such as I have received in the past relating to ferry franchises, communicationsj altogether irrelevant and not perti r nent In the least to the issue. "The commissioners of the city of 1 New Orleans have a city attorney to advise them as to the legality of all e questions which may arise for their 1 consideration. They have a city en t gineer to inform them and direct I their deliberations on mktters per talning to engineering. My authority comes from the people who elected me, and my actions in the adminis Stration are approved or rejedted by the other members of the council. I "The council has adopted as its policy that a franchise combining in its grant the two ferry services must be advertised for sale. And further, the franchise lia o provide that the amount of money realized from the sale shall be dedicated to land Im provements for the benefit of the I ferry patrons. "Mr. Klorer, the city engineer, a practical river man, will make such I changes and modifications in the franchise now pending before the Scomnal as will ender it soend, sad at the m w tim. base the maud, SOne Killed, Four Beaten In Disorder At Algiers Ferry Landing I John Mercier Dead, Negro Shop Cook Held for Shooting 1 One man killed and four severely beaten was the toll of disorders In . Algiers last week. The casualtiesl r occurred in two affrays, one at the Algiers ferry house shortly after 4 s p. m.. and the other a few hours later a at Patterson and Elmira streets, be tween the ferry house and the South ern Pacific shops. In a statement to the Times-Pica a yune last Wednesday night, H. W. 1 Perkins. inspector of special service at the Southern Pacific shops, de clared that twenty-one men from the, shops have been beaten by alleged . strikers and sympathizers int the past g three weeks. All these affrays. said h Mr. Perkins, have occurred betweep the shops and the ferry house, a dis k tan(ce of six or seven blocks. Con i ditions on the other side of the river. ac.cording to Mr. Perkins. have be come "intolerable." Casualties were: II John Mercier. white 41 years old. 530 South Broad street. mortally I wounded by Joseph Stephens, negrot - ook at the Southern Pacific shops, a who claims self-defense. t Joseph Stephens, negro, 32 years .old, 2512 Thalia street, beaten just yfprior to the death of Mercier. George Perry, negro, 1233 Howard street, severely beaten after the shooting and sent to Charity Hos ! pital for treatment. Ne . P. Breaux and S. J. Breaux, Semployees at the Southern Pacific shops, set upon at Patterson and Elmira streets a few hours after the shooting, knocked down and tram pled on. n Up to this time police found no f eye-witnesses to the actual killing of Mercier, although statements were obtained from two men who said they x heard a shot and saw Stephens with `t a revolver in his hand. Neither of n these witnesses saw the alleged - affray which preceded the shooting, t they said. Mercier was - shot once, the bullet d lodging above the heart. He died ten minutes later on the ferry landing. } Stephens, who had sought refuge on s (Continued on page 5) n e LEVEE CONTRACTS LET TO W, RESTORE FLOOD DAMAGE 0 Contracts for construction of a 'new short line levee at the Stanton i plantation, a new levee at Duckport, I in Madison parish, and ten smaller projects in the Lafourche drainage district, were awarded by levee offi cials and state engineers yesterday. The Orleans Levee Board let a con Ir tract to the Lower Coast Construc tion Company for a new levee approx t imately a mile long, immediately in r- the rear of the more dangerous part of the Stanton levee, at a cost of $d 35,000 or 25 cents per cubic yard. 5 y mum of service for the people. The ,. city attorney will review the fran a chise to make certain that all the n legal requirements for the protection It of the clisens have been incorpor r, ated. e "In my judgment, the members of ,e the Commission Couchi believe it is p. now time to ignore all further illog Slecal contentions and shallow diseus sion and bring the ferry tranchise a matter to a close for the general good h of the commamlty, sad particularly e Iln the interest at tihe people of t Al~lers who want and are etitled ilto a threash and leleut ferry . ewrse and net a lot at impty talk." Personal Mention 1 And General News SHORT ITEMS CONCERNING WEST SIDE PEOPLE. Messrs. L. Herman Gaudet and Ver non J. Wilty returned home Monday from liloxl. where they spent the week-end. They expect to make another trip in two weeks, taking in all the over-the-lake resorts, making the tour on their private yacht. "Ret a varie." Misses Lillie, lilda and Isabelle Ott. May Fleury, Helen Berger and Anita Heitmeier, left Sunday for a months stay. Mrs. L. J. Lejeune and daughter Nina, have returned after a pleasant I two weeks spent in Bay St. Louis. I The .latron's Club met on Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Sam Boylan., Mirs. H. L. Sease, playing for Mrs. C., V. Kraft, won first prize; Mrs. E. J. 3lothe, second: Mrs. Sam Boylan. third; Mrs. lester Brooks. consola tion. M.rs. T. 1'. Bucholz entertains at next meeting. Mr. and Mrs. T. U. Buchholz re turned after two weeks stay at Biloxi. I Mrs. W. Eastwood returned from ' Houston having visited her sister. I Mrs. Nelson. Mrs. T. O. Hotard and children re- l turned from Heartsease Park. Mrs. E. J. Mothe and children spent I last week in Covington, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Mothe. Mrs. George Pollock is spending a while in Biloxi. Mrs. Curren and baby are spending a month in Biloxi. Mrs. P. O. Cafiero leaves this a. m. I for Biloxi. . t Mrs. F. B. Ford returned home last ] Tuesday from Galveston, after spend- - ing two weeks there. Mrs. F. B. Ford and sister, Miss Jennie Brechtte, spent Sunday in Ililoxi. 1 Miss May Estella and Jennie Loc- t hart, Jessie Tern and Mrs. Vidae, are, spending their vacation in Biloxi. In a party that left Sunday on an auto trip to Baton Rouge was Miss, Gwendolyn and Camille Glancy and little neice, Betty Kopp, May and Inez Trapinia, Edna Roussel and Blanch t Roussel. Mr. Harry Raymel, Edwin W~aver. Wm. Zenturray, Hugh Wilke son, Bunett Glancy and John Campell. 1 The Misses Glancy and niece Betty,! and Mary Trapinia will stay at the - home of Mrs. Schmite, Miss Trapinia's i sister in Baton Rouge, and the rest of the party returned home Sut.day - night. , Mr. H. B. Beard and family will I leave shortly for Biloxi whet'e they t will make their future home. i Little John Finley is spending a while in Abita Springs. Louisiana, on the M.cNeely farm, the guest of Miss Erninle McNeely. Mrs. W. Meder has returned from Galveston, after spending her vaca tion there. Miss Margaret Ford spent the week ernd in Biloxi. The many friends of Mr. Alvin; Hoffan will be glad to know that he is doing nicely after undergoing an operation at the Hotel Dieu for appen dicitis. L The Catholic Daughters of America, Court Mary 391, will entertain with I five hundred, euchre and lotto at the presbytery on Wednesday. August 16. 1922, at 8 p. m. sharp for the benefit1 of the New Parochial School. The hostesses are Almes. Aycock, M. Ameudo, Bowers, K. Barrett, Baril leau, C. B. Beagine, Caferie, A. Clark, Mlisses Olivia Bowers, May Brown, Mary Collins and Claire Cassidy. Mrs. R. J. Vlcknair and daughter, : LaVergne, of Gretna, spent a few days at Mllneburg, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. B. 0. Baker. Mrs. L. Munstermann and family i spent a few days at Milneburg, guest ' of Mr. and .Mrs. B. G. Baker. Mrs. P. L. Rhiner and children, SPaul and Lois, have returned from Mandeville. after spending two weeks the guest of Mrs. Geo. Thorning. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Munstermann' Iand baby have returned after spend ing two weeks at Buras, the guests Sof .irs. Munstermann's parents. Miss Leora Fellers is spending some time at Nairan, La., with her grand partnes. Mr. and Mrs. W. Bartina and daugh ter, Violet, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. Salley of Gulfport, Miss. Mrs. N. M. Thate returned home Sfrom Baton Rouge after a week's Svisit. r (Continued ea Pag 3.) * STRIKE GUARD JAILED FOR ASSAULT ON MAN Louis Hudson, 31 years old, of 737 Conti street, employed by the South ern Pacific company as a strike t guard. was arrested Saturday morn Sing by Patrolmen Gomes and Blass Sand charged with disturbing the peace and carrying concealed wea pons. Th'i arrest came on the com plaint of Jacob Capploa of 734 SWebster street and William Sira of 724 Diana street, who declared that Hudson entirely without cause as saulted them with an automatic pistol at 7:30 o'clock Saturday morning. WINS ESSAY PRIZE I Miss May Lou Lanier of McDaon. y oghville was the wlnner In the essay f contest this week. which is conaduct I ed by the TimeePlcarywne. Her esuy 7 wa pubIlshad in Sunday's paper. It - Is a very ereditabl eesay. Judge Mahoney Funeral Numerously Attended Was a Good Citizen and Public Spirited Man Judge Martin Samuel Mahoney, 64 years old. formedly judge of the Second City Court of Algiers. died Friday afternoon at 2:10 o'clock at his residence. 323 Pelican avenue, after a brief illness. Funeral ser vices were held at Holy Name of Mary (Catholic) Church at 4 o'clock. Interment in Metairie Cemetery. .ludge Mahoney was born Nov. 24, 1S55, in the city of New Orleans. He was educated at the R,,demptorist parochial school. Jesults' College, in this city, and also at the University of Notre Dame of Indiana, from which institution he graduated in 187S with high honors, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. After his gradua tion he became professor of United States History and Geography at Notre Dame University, and taught there for ten years. With the true Southern heart, he then returned to the South and accepted a professorship at St. Ed ward's College at Austin, Texas. He resigned this to accept a position at Holy Cross College of this city. In xSS he gave up teaching and branched out in the mercantile busi ness for himself, and for ten years he carried on one of the largest re taill grocery stores in our town. In 189S he retired from the grocery business and entered the study of law at Tulane University. He at tended the class lectures in 189S 1899, and was then commissioned as a notary public by the Governor. In 1901-1902 he again entered the law department at Tulane and was grad uated with the degree of LL. B. In 1902. He was at once admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court and immediately began practice. He was a lawyer of thorough legal training, as was shown by the decided success he had made. He was at one time a member of the New Orleans School Board. He did much to merit the praise be stowed on him for the interest he had taken. He was a member of the Alumni of Tulane University and of Jesuits' College, and a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and of St. Vincent de Paul Society. Mr. Mahoney was one of the most active members of the Algiers Improvement Association, of which organization he was president of the executive committee. DON'T BE AN ANT SLACKER (By Martha Pontl) Mrs. J. E. Huckins, chairman of the Ant Campaign of the Fifteenth Ward, reports that Algiers is trying to do her share to do away with the ;Argentine ant, which is a pest to all families in Algiers and New Orleans. The Argentine ant causes more waste than any other insect. If we would stop for one moment to count up the different amount of foodstuff 'destroyed by this hideous pest. An other Important thing, can we count up the amount of money we have spent in our homes to get rid of these ants. If we had the money that we spent on buying ant poison and ant tape we would be better off by many dol lars and would have a nice little sum saved In the bank for a rainy day. So let every citisen of Algiers do a duty in this big campaign and give as much as we can afford to get rid of this terrible pest that causes so much waste. When the precinct solicitors and their numerous workers call at your door and ask you for a donation do not refuse them. For such a cause as this you should be proud to give. If you have not the change the day the workers call tell them the day when they can come again and they will be more than thankful. Do not shut the doors on their face when they tell you why they are collecting as many of our work ers having been Insulted In this way and many other ways. Just stop for a moment and think of the time these ladies have given for the sake of civic pride. These ladies are not being paid for this work. They are doing this because they have civic pride and interest in their town. If we had a few more people in our communilty like these ladies Algiers would be better off. Many of our citizens are of the opinion that these ladles are being paid for canvassing the various squares, but this is not a fact. It is the duty of every citizen to contribute to this cause. Only those contributing to this fund will have their homes protected with the poison. TRIBUTE PAID TO SKIPPER OP THE GOOD SHIP "MOMUS" In the dining saloon of the Mor gan liner Momas, jaust before sailing for New York, last Wednesday morn lg, her commander, Captain P. Maxson, of this city, was presented with a silver loving cup as a token of esteem from the passengers who came down from New York on the $2uth trip of the vessel., Dr. Morris Bsseler presented the loving esup to SCapain Musom.