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1 2- NewC Crescent City v ýY>": >ýý :ing Great Er sWer :Y When th ao Iin a expositiol the first A:1nu ( is not often that a man having o\lnt"(d, .\lll'ril' devoted what would naturally be "reh;lbilitated a considered the best part of his rne throlgh life to one artistic pursuit and wll having attained the highest honors S<ates cnrl' in such chosen field, turns in hise of a r later years to another field of by the l~tI achievement equally arduous and - l.nio the ti xacting, with every prosec " . t " ,. scees.u Ye tht i: Is precisely , ', ll:h wthat Paul de Longpre has done--" ()l ,lug that Paul de Longpre who has / "elC t had we L been known for years as the king ne+ is an s of flower painters and whose won- (1 of ad Il datll water colors of roses and carnations and se sis and every other form of petaled beautyring forwa :Y - d enable America to vie with Eu- a.'"ressie d - b ite rhelp e : ing Ituench rop in modern arL siarsm or the Art and music are supposed to be wedded and tg gu enh K is not surprising, therefore, that if Paul de P I-f _ miles dirtan " ,jpre was to seek additional outlet for his f PA/ e. ana canal , es Irstlc energy he should turn to the musical m is held in sphere. But it is not music from the standpoint I om the gr j a performer or singer that has interested this Sam. .young enthusiast. He has been more or less Louisina ra mounsician all his life and there is an abun- " o" s°ý advance iof - aace of musical talent within his family circle. / os¢, "_ in fosteriu" Sis musical composition that Paul de Longpre nrie by Sl. been essaying this past year or two--and " U . tutional an rpeatic composition at that, the most difficult ! . " taxation all Sall the forms of musscal expresion. He has . "> " " veral operas or operettas under way--one of and toa, d:. ý\ ],/. "nd todayR them an opera on the subject of Rip Van Winkle, citizen of which Is expected to help along the growing G,f: ... ' thX· sl i ovenment for grand opera in English-and more I s #." I. governi e St of wenty ". . ............-'''";: s ,.:. . :.-:... . ýýKansas (e S where fri __ý -.' ^< ./ fr'oti. t he -" ::2"o '.:,Z.' ý,P ,4ZPaYITGrý lf¢f lli!es (Of t ..: A >r portion ( . lwhich is -s or ofý<. all by the lip "gered long In the memory o all bthen sQr who attended them. n en `_ Pautl de Longpre, the creator and migratio ` :the naster of this fanciful abode for t:.king u all his talent and temperament, has -r lan -r, ':. s :.;. - . '.none of the Bohemian tendencies can stei "" ýý j .. .. present in so man His home life is of urate =";.iworld. His home life 1s g"rate S. ideal, and no pers.n' who has ever north o' S" " ;t ":;had a glimpse of his companionship expecte / _ :: g .>. dwith his wife or daughter can fail of Sa conception of what el Amit Sfirst in hit busy life. Paul de Long- Ait Spre has a rare combination of the po- alias 1 S. etic and the practical in his make- guilty up-etic and trulyideal welding of the keen Ellis s Sinsight of the hard-headed business the p : man with the vaulting ambition of ·i,!:: the creative worke eager to devote t B7"l his all to toil for sheer love of would achievement. The life motto of the the pa palnter.composer has been "Bear al- vere r Wa n mind that the highest type condu of beauty is the highest art." Slml- len , larly, as indicating that he has ideas alixon Sast well as Ideals, is the advice whichbe h etle; s u or eh'the has so often extended to strug- P l dve ogling new aspirants in the difficult e oe rer ot o t aee than by full fielai d of ha"te Conrsder mtaoney has slel less by the climatic help in art, never as a guide." And it can truth- irnpr adoantages than by fully be osad that de Longpre haer t make h es s .e t h e opportunities own medicine in this respect, for all that he haso Afor obtaining at all wton financial as well as artistic success. e Sseasons of the year It might be supposed that a man who after hav ria s lo si~-ia r-to e the greatest wealth lng passed the o alf-century mark was plunging B l -eg/:d .of studies for his Into a new field of artistic endeavor would have St entary compositions of the concert order flower paintings. Most persons of artistic tem his ands full, but not s the resourceful Paul d nr Slling in any idle moments that might other perament claim that they re greatlY influenced Longpre. With a couple of operas e n come Long i re s atie mat by environment in their artistic efforts and if ousa's band and other concert organizations play- her Folr so long a period has Paul de Longpre this be true it is not at all strange that Paul de i ng his lighter compositions ande clamoring for bs ,ben losely identified with the art life of the Longpre has produced masterpieces of their class more, the artist cmpser is even now fding time i here he has long made his home, that as maY be found on either side of the Atlantic. which he is also theoriginator and which is known ho ,y persons overlook the fact.whlch might In- The de Longpre villa is located at Hollyw ood, as a crusade for national art. This Is purely a The ·4S~d be suspected from his namethat he is a Cal., a suburb of Los Angeles, picturesquely situ- labor of love on the part of the king of flower 'li S ist o rn . Born in ated in the foothillse of the Sierra Madre moun painters-an effort to further a public-spirited o some fifty-five years ago, he was one of ten tas. The site of the villa is a spacious tract in movement having for its object the education of nr d nd n l tages of the ,f restless belt," and here maY. be found at the whole American people in art and the better par dre educational character. However, as a young all seasons of the year a profusion of the posies appreciation of art works whether executed by he manifested talent, seemingly amounting which has proven at onthe inspiration and the Americans or foreigners. Idolst to genius, for the painting of floral sub- stock in trade, as it were, of the painter who has The chief aim of the movement, aside from and he spent a portion of each year in th e bn counterfeiting nature., the educational benefit which must Inevitably ac- Ms I tr near Pars in order to study at first hand The do l ongpre home---a combination of stu- crue to the *hole people who are thus enabled to wi .floral subjects he loved so well. Indeed he die and residence--is one of the "show places" understand and appreciate art, is to engineer the ing in the luxuriant flower gardens of this artist-owner has been most generous in opening of governmental aid to the cause of art. Mr. de .*Yrt region had it not been for the fact that it at all times to sightseerS who have come to Longpre feels that it Is the lack of this govern- fo had his living to make and did it by the most look upon It as a thing to "do" as much as they mental aid and endorsement of the cause of art T but vastly more remunerative occuPI" would an art museum or a great picture gallery, In anY of its branches that is mainly responsible for it is this latter above all else. The building. for the fact that the United States is so far be- se the while, of course, his heart was in the the far-flung frontage oth Eurpean countrie a in the mat I painting and his efforts attraited atten- conspicuous, is of the concrete or stucco on ter ijme honor of having his pictures hung in the employed in this section of the country. Archi- velop the national art gallery, in which project a -i5 salon and similar recognition came on sov- tecturallY the structure is Moorish in motif, but beginning has lately been made, ahd he would like i the entire course of his plans was suddenly Spanish mission style of architecture which of a national school of painting, a national conser- I by the failure of the Paris banking lust1- originated on the Pacific coast a couple of centu- vatory of music and a national school of sculpture. in which all his savings had been deposit- tes ago and has given the Impress of its infiu- O ID Longpre had married at eighteen and enee to so many of the modern buildings of the the financial crash came it found this region. a man, yet under twenty-five years of age, The studio, art g ally and ot s in ~ wife and three children--two daughters and tlofs of which the exterior gives promise and New brleans Wat First Ship TI Crescent City Wants Honor of Open ing Great Enterprise to Traffio ti' When the Time Comes. Iliot ('lht New Orlealts. -New Orleaitns' ia t swer to the world, in lsil g the 'atll s t I ania exitosition, is that shy will send 11 the first American-uiilt, Americau On owned, AImueric all mianned ship othe t.1 rehabilitated Anmeric'nl ller'hant tl.a rone through the l'anaia .ia:1 tn al, and will deima11dl that right ut'of the i ite ut Stateis ('c gress. 'PThis wa. tihe snhub stance of a ringing resolution adopted by the New Orleals ':ugresSive "nion. the biu cOni ('il ol'f i tr-ani ' 1ion of the (ity, the iltetite'ntt t he ew'S was blashed fromt \Wa:hington that 1 New Orleans had lost ;nd San Fran-il ' lsto had won. It radiatedt optimism tlnd is en esxalple fu' 11W honyant coUr Sage of a ipeulle' who i1now hiow to ,Ise and who, in aiccepting ldefeat, spring forward with greater vigor and aggreSSive deterlinallatio to t let noth ing quench the ardor o their enthu siatsm or the faith in their destiny as the gulf gateway which, only 1,: miles distant, will domintate the Pan ama canal, even though the exposition l is held in a city t1. miles awaye r'on the great channel dutg b)Y c I S nl. . ..... far n l Louisiana has taken a step far in N advance of all the states of the Unioln tW( in fostering the Amer:ean merchant th( marine by her people ot ing a consti wil tutional amendment exempting front th taxation all American stealmsl)iP lines as whose home port is New Orleas and today Sidney Story, a leading citizen of New Orleans, is in Brazil as th(e special emissary of the Pro gressive Union to enter into recipro cal arrangements with the Brazilian S I govertlnment. W\ith hims is a party ot twenty cap~itaitsts 0f St. Louis andl Kansas City, and the result will be t the inc(rpol'ation unlder I ouisiana a law" of what is to be known as the Atiisissippl)li Valley, South American t aid Orient steamship liune. S New Orleans has one of the world's great harbors, being 11' miles inland 1 from the (gulf of Mexico, with any- w where fromn forty to 20tI feet ot water L in the MississiPpi river and thirty miles of river front, a considerable portion of the wharves of which are covered with modern sheds bielijnd which is a belt railroad, both owned all by the public. An enormous flood of American irm and nmigration is coming into New Orleans, le for t:.king lup reclaimed anl cut-over tim has ,hr lands., while the iianlburg-Ameri ncies can steaimpship line will shortly inaug ien of urate immningrant service from the ife is i guirate immigrant servi ce from tle ever north of Europe. The Cunard line is mnshilP expected to follow. Rev. Doyle Sentenced to Four Years. ):r Amite City.-After LeClair Allen. Fr( alias Rev. Clyde Doyle, had pleaded Wr guilty to the charge of bigamy, Judge c ar Ellis sentenced him to four years in e the penitentiary. Allen, in response fri to an inquiry from the court, stated fri that after he served his sentence he foi would do all in his power to atone for lii e the past. ,Judge Ellis delivered a se- T' * vere reprimand. Following a revival tl e conducted here several years ago by I- Allen he was married to liss Clara 5 Mixon, 17 years old, who was a mem h ber of the choir. Developments later tl . showed that Allen had a wife and is It three children at Tyler, Texas. Al- fi a len maintained that he was under t.he fi h- imlression that his Te:as wife had u is secured a divorce. The latter Is su- n as Ing for divorce, which is expected to o be granted in April. ng Bail Not Sought for Mrs. Haynie. ve Shl.evei)ort.-Attorney 1. C. Elst de ner who has b.een engaged to defend nd her, ann(:uncced thiat no prelinlnnly r hearing Swill be requested for Mrs. for L.eotah Haynie of Greenville, Miss.,in me jail here, charged with the murder of of C. G. Kornegay, a railroad rate clerk, wn whom she shot to death in his office. a The grand jury, whicll meets in April, wer will have thb case first for investiga ted tion, and in the meantime Mr. Elst of ner will devote his attention to pre tter paring a defense for the prisoner. paring a aereu. i ......- res Mere Boy Goes to Prison. $21 Shreveport.-Deputy United States thE Marshal Collins left for Atlanta, Ga., of with Earl Sumrall, aged 18 years, son mE of the postmaster of Rose Pine, La., thc who was recently sentenced to two Co years in the government penitentiarY in for robbing the Rose Pine postoffice. This boy is believed to be the young est federal penitentiary prisoner ever sent from this section o(f Louisiana: is e parish Fair Will Be Held at Pollock. ('oltax.-The stocKholders of the t a Grant Parish Fair Association met 'e here to complete organization and lo- C It cate the parish fair. Out of 4,838 *r votes cast Dry Prong received nine- t teen, Colfax fifty-five, Pollock 2,596 and Verda 2,168, Pollock securing the location for the parish fair. Gives His Life to Save a Train. Lake Charles.-·Mlchael Boudier, 30 years old, a section foreman on the Southern Pacific railroad, was run r down by an east-bound passenger to train eight miles east of the city te while warning the trainmen of an unsafe piece of track. He was suc cessful in stopping the train, but his s eown life was forfeited. The locomo ir tive caught him on a small bridge, rer and the fall of 30 feet to the bank of the stream crushed his skull and broke his right arm and right leg. He died within a few hours. ./' " Would Send Through Canal Tramp Is Escaped Convict. n!onroe. It wa- lh rned thatl 1 t Strolh, r, t l'e tlll whit sholt and ,mortallý \\ontte ( 'ondtluc'tor I. ,. (l'hurchtm ln (tI the ITron \lf ttin rill ail* road it I oel \ statlOll, ii t'aldi\\tell Pm' n ih, is an estapted .onviet fromt the tn- , isint lp ilte t ' wlry. here h tle aI i t'l \ i a life sellto ,e for mutlrder. Stl'othtl r esa'ptltl front the petllt('ll i lt tiary in I. lge. l was sentt liup l lVtnoni pat'isli for itmurdel r c tlllt:'d ted I'n tt Zearns al s tll ('tGains, ta 1Wt t t it the ltn e o wit four eal'S t a o a it lllith 'se, Miss. Steal'iS is a tt'lrete sidewalk tinisher, tl ( l its lii m I)Mt,tl 1.11111\ Ii l )llt ' l' S. S l il hi u rler wonl tas ar as \i(.l"ul,5ilt \Witt' i I Iall i e llt i Olel), tlllt't1111 the sitllmlt n tikt ('O1h Ittt i'O( l t l y thieti'. Stearils was t Idken ito ('In ha rkdalt', the enoltly scat. its y.u.-... . . . . ..- . ..- ... . . .. . Waterway to Jefferson Projected. Shreveport. - Conugressman Morris Shepliard (of Texariana conferredtl ithi the ('Caddo Levee Hoard and (c (hamnlber of ('omlnerce( relative to ' caLlling a meeting at Sh:ev\eport to consider thlie project of having the government construct a channel be taeen the foot of Caddo lake and Red river, via ('ross Lake. this par ish, and lJefferson parish, Texas, w which would furnish a waterway he tween Shreveport and Jefferson. If the citizens act favorably congress |. will lie asked for an appropriation for a the channel, which would reclaimll s many thousand acres of land in Tex as and Louisiana, as well as restoring g navigation. o- Mother Causes Son's Arrest. o- Opelousas.--Mrs. Kirk Frederick in Stanley, a thrice married woman, wife 4' of o[ 1. .1. Stanley of this parish, has dt caused the arrest and comnitnment i be to jail of her l:l-year-old son, ILeon ae ard Kirk, on a charge of threatening he the life of her third husband. Thile an oungi' prisoner vehemently denies that he ever made any erfort or d's threat to kill his stepfather, and the Ind ft:ct that his mother made the comn n plaint against him mnlkes the expe-a ter rivtnce all the more ,itter for tle rtyl r1ung malt. Accident Puts Town in Darkness. Manstiehl.--A serious accident oc curred at the M ansfield electric light plant. The pin that holds the piston rod of the engine slipped out of place antd the piston rod, about 12 feet long and weighing t;UO pounds, was whirled 4 around with great force, damaging the machinery to the extent of about S1,000. The broken parts had to be sent from Kansas ('ity, and until they arrived the town was in darkness ---- Editors' Duel Called Off. New Orleans.-The editors of the French papers, the Bee and the IWasp, are not to engage in mortal e coml)at, according to a public state n ment made by the editor of Ill e Wasp. "After consulting with our d friends and seeing no justification ie for blood, the Wasp declines the con r flict without just cause," he declared. e- The editor of the Bee now declares al that the duel is off. Small Gas Wells Must Be Closed. Shreveport.-It having been proven that the closing of all wild gas wells is within human power, the owners of unmanageable wells in the local fields will be called on to place them under control. It is said that indict nients will be asked against the owners if the wild wells are still flowing when the next jury convenes. Burglars Rifle a Crowley Store. ('rowley.-eBurglars broke into the Idepartment store of the J.. Frankel C(oimpany and rifled the cash drawer, Sl;esides breaking o!ºen several boxes 1 of goods and stealing shoes, shirts fnd other articles. Entrance was made through a rear door and the thieves left two railroad spikes and i, a large hammer that had been used in prying open a door. Vote to Finish High School Building. ,Covington.-BY a vote of 137, rep resenting a property valuation of $215,000, to 13, representing $54,000, the taxpayers here declared in favo of the city council calling in the for mer issue of school bonds and with the remainder finish the partially completed $30,000 high school build ing. Whiskey Bottle Beside a Corpse. Hammond.--A victim of alcohol ism, Charles ('orrell was found dead in a vacant square, a half-emptied whiskey bottle lying by his side tes tifying to the manner of his death. - Cotton Oil Plant Closes for Season. Vidalia.-After an almost contin uous run from the' first of September, ti the local plant of the Union Oil Com e pany has closed for the season, hav ing milled all cotton seed on band. Active Reclamation Work Begun. Morgan City.-One of the largest reclamation projects in Louisiana is now actively under way. A dredging company has commenced work on Avoca Island for the Morgan City Land Company. Girl Breaks Arm Playing Basket Ball. Morrow.-While playing basket ball in the public school yard, Mary c Eleanor Clopton, 12.year-old grand i daughter of Dr. W. F. Clopton, fell . and broke both bones of the right arm just above the wrist.