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225 THIRD STREET ý ý<" ft - }ý1 BATON ROUGE, LA Historical Items Culled From Home and Abroad Taxes were once paid the parish of East Baton Rouge in aligator skins. This privilege was granted to en courage the destruction of the rep tiles whose depredations caused great loss to early settlers in cattle and hogs. Coon skins were passed from hand to hand as currency at one time and there is a record in the office of the Clerk of Court showing that a lot of ground at the corner of what is now Church and Convention streets was sold for 200 coon skins. The first good roads movement in I this section was about 1847, when a l corporation was formed to cause a plank road from Baton Rouge to i M.linton to-be Fonitructed. The proj- .1 ect was entered upon in a spirit of t intense enthusiasm and six miles of a t Ssmooth bridge like plank road com- t pleted, then as either sufficient money I was not forthcoming or enthusiasm I died out the work was suspended. c Up to the time of the Civil war the s completed portion was yet in good s condition but neglect and passage of v heavy guns and army wagons ruined (I it beyond repair. I e -The first attempt at forming an a agricultural society in this parish was 1 made in 1834. A charter was obtain- n ed and a society formed largely ti through the efforts of Judge Charles h Tessier. The society existed for h some years and during its life several h fairs were held among which was a t State fair reported by newspapers of A the period as a grand and successful I affair. U 2 At one time during the early life v of Baton Rouge a street or alley ran ( from Main to North streets through t the center of the square between La- t fayette and Front streets and it was 1 crowded by bar rooms, gambling c shops and dance houses and patron- r ized principally by flat boat and raft rum and troops generally. That was said to be the wickedest spot, with the exception of "Natchez under the hill" along the entire Mississippi riv er. It was destroyed with several other blocks, during the gieat con flagration of the early "forties" and the street closed for evermore. The first newspaper published in Baton Rouge, the Gazette, was issued in 1817. It was an eight colmun, four page paper in French and Eng lish and was first owned by Stephen Henderson who was succeeded by a Mr. Heuston, a spicy writer, who was killed in a duel which grew out of an editorial in which bitter personalities were indulged. Among later editors were John R. Dufrocq who sold out to become Mayor, T. B. Thorp, por trait painter and author of Tom Owen the Bee Hunter and the artist who painted the portrait of General Tay lor which for years occupied a place on the walls of the House of Repre sentatives. He also painted battle scenes of the Mexican war, some of which are in the library of the L. S. U. Thorpe was succeeded by Philip Hickey Morgan, who held down the editorial chair for a few months only when he was called to other duties. Mr. James. 'Gayle, a young lawyer, managed the editorial department un til the ancient journal passed into the hands of McWhorter who after a heated political campaign in which he represented the Whig party sold the paper and printery to Mr. Geo. A .Pike who consolidated it with the Daily Comet. It' thereafter appeared under the hyphenated title of "Ga zette and Comet." The twin papers were published regularly during the Civil war and until 1868 when publica tion was suspended, owing to hard times accompanying reconstruction. The Gazette was published- continu ously for seventy-one years without missing a single issue. Items of Local Interest REST ROOM The following is the report read by the Rest Foom delegate, Mrs. Elmo Badley, in Hammond, 6th District Convention, March 30. Baton Rouge, La., March 29, '22. To the President and Members of the Federation of the Sixth District: The Rest Room at No. 550 Lafa yette street continues to furnish a place of rest and comfort to the weary and out-of-town shoppers; those wait ing to fill appointments with physi cians, dentists or eye, ear, nose and throat specialists and to visitors wish ing to refresh themselves. The Exchange department carries its usual assortment of hand-made articles for sale and the cafeterai for working girls serves the same whole some and well prepared noon meal for 26c. "Aunt Kate, " Mrs. Temple, our matron, is still with us, guarding, managing and financing household conditions. The Rest Room is meet ing its original obligations and serv ing in a capacity that no other insti tution does in the City of Baton Rouge. ------"Say it with Subscriptions "Say it with Subscriptions." THE LITTLE TOWN OF DIXIE. A recent drive up to thue thriving Itown of Dixie in North Baton Rouge, convinced us that this is one of the busiest and most progre3sive little cities in this vicinity. One is struck with the autos and other conveyances standing around whils the the stores are crowded with people who reside in the neighborhood, taking advant age of the prices of goods offered in "the stores, which are up to date, car rying a large stock of the best goods I in the maket. The Dixie Mercantile "Company carries a stock of the best dry goods, hardware, groceries, tires, setc., and Mr. M. Grumbach,)the genial manager, is extremely popular with all classes. A lot has been purchased to house the fire apparatus, the equipments have all been received and soon Dixie will boast of a first class fire depart ment. A movement is on foot to have a high school building in Dixie and -plans are being made to establish same. The school at Istrouma has at present 600 pupils, and it is deemed necessary to build another school which would be used as a high school, while the Istrouma school would be for the primary grades. The citizens of this progressive lit tle city are up-to-date and take a great civic pride in their neighbor hood, which soon will be an import ant centre in that section. MISS VALLIE M. SEITZ WINS PRIZE OF $200 Miss Vallie M. Seitz won the first prize in a contest given by the Bank er's Supply Co. of Chicago for the best six advertisements printed in local papers to advertise the Super Safety bank checks. Miss Seitz rep resented the Louisiana National Bank and won ove rall contestants in the United States. Miss Seitz is considered one of the brainiest women in Baton Rouge and has been a successful winner in many contests. Baton Rouge is proud of her and congratulates her upon her latest success in winning the reward of $200. -0-- CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA. Court Marie Louise No. 60, Catho lic Daughters of America is making headway with great rapidity. In the fifteen years of the organization of this Court many deeds, tho' seeming ly small, aggregate a total of which the Court is indeed proud. This great order underlies Unity and Char ity, and towards these ends does each member strive in all . nelt to reach. Opportunities are always affording further, charitable work, though hardships and difficulties are involved in such proceedings. Sub stantial contributions are, from time to time, being made by the enthusi astic members who are ever ready and willing to give their time, as well as a portion of their earnings to contribute to causes which the Court is always ready to assist. The membership of the Catholic Daughters of America is greatly in creasing by the steadfast and earnest work and kindly cooperation of the membership at large. There is a social side of the Order of the Catholic Daughters of Ameri ca, of course religion being its in centive motive. Plans are always be ing made to increase social activities among the members, for the spirit of good-fellowship must prevail among the Sisters of any Order. Budgets are made at the beginning of each year, so each 'ionth has some spe cial work which must be performed. Committees are being chosen from time to time and new thoughts are forever being sought which affords new inspirations for the betterment of Catholic Womanhood. During the period of each year several initiations are held. The ini tiations have been a marked success, for each new member feels great pride in being permitted to be a part of the Court, so with each additional initiation the Court feels as if she has greatly succeeded in creating and promoting spirits worthy of the or ganization of the Catholic Daughters of America. Wanted--Moonlight and Zephyr.. Dan Cupid shows signs of being af flicted with the hook-worm. There are in the United States about ten million unmarried males above the age of twenty; and half as many fe males. We need more spring climate in which "a young man's fancy light ly turns to thoughts of live." ri )) FRANK&B/TO "Straw K Wties We Have One Here That Will Fit Your Head, Taste and Pocket ook! Look Over the New Straw Novelty in Grey. Our Windows and Shelves Are Brim Full. Make Your C ice of a DUNLAP CLEANING HINTS. Call upon your grocer or druggist to see what cleaners he offers you to make work easier, but remember to use these sparingly if you would save the finish on your belongings. Carpets and rugs may be beaten and washed. In the stiff ones be careful not to wet enough to soak up the glue backs in which case they will not lie smooth. It is better to make a soap jelly rather than to use the cake of soap as the latter is likely to streak the rug. Rinse it off and wipe dry after you have cleaned a small portion, before you proceed with the rest of it. To re-oil your dust cloth use the lighter weight mineral oil, or motor oil. Pour some into a can, put the cloth in, and cover, leaving it two days until it has absorbed and equal ized the oil. Such cloths are com bustible. Keep in ventilated places, or better yet, in a non-burnable con t tainer. o Your leather bottom chairs need a o few drops of castor oil rubbed in and e wiped off the leather to keep it from becoming too dry and cracking. r If a crust of lime hardens on the e porcelains in the bath room, this P may be removed by muriatic acid. 1 Pour it drop by drop, over the spot e and remove the lime with eloth-cov e ered stick. Do not let the muriatic Sacid stand on the porcelain lest it Ieat into the ware. Use generous Sfloods of water to wash away the muriatic acid as it is not good for the pipes nor the porcelain if left a standing in them. r If the burners of the gas stove be Scome clogged, they should be taken . out, brushed, placed in a large pan - and boiled in water containing lIe. ,Then rinse, wipe, place back in stove - and dry by lighting the gas. O WORD TO THE WISE. Fine checked gingham makes pret ty draperies for bedrooms, and kitch en windows. To eliminate the petticoat from the Swardrobe, sew ruffles about the knee t of each bloomer leg. Let them drop Sthe length of the skirt. Thele is nothing more practical and t labor saving nor nobbier looking than the black dress for the small miss. Black taffeta for best and sateen for every day. Colored bindings, ap t pliques or yarn designs may add the color touch to brighten. HAPP THOUGHT. Not: We are set-let's go! . But: We are set-let's sit! e soo * ** WEAR-EVER ALUMINUM On or before n April 8th TRADE MARK MADE IN U. S. A. A most useful utensil for YOUR kitchen You KNOW the all-round usefulness of a . "Wear-Ever" two-quart Double Boiler at the double boiler, its value in preparing cereals, special price of $1.98. Get one of these most sauces, puddings and a host of other dishes. useful Double Boilers TODAY. Let it show But what we want you to know is the DIFFER- you how "Wear-Ever"utensils keep food flavor ENCE between "Wear.Ever" utensils and the IN and fuel costs DOWN. Let it show you al ordinary thin, flimsy aluminum utensils that so, in the years and years of daily service it will have little more than a bright finish to com- give you, that it pays to replace utensils that mend them. That is why we offer this wear out with utensils that "Wear-Ever." Sa "Weareor" utensil that costs $1.00 wer made only slihtly letss thick and of metal a very little softer-a difference in hard. aas and thickness you could not tell by looking at the utensil nor by feelia it-that $1.00 "WearEver" utensil could be sold to you fer lea than 70c-a fact worth remembering It you are tempted to h aluminum utensils simply because they are sheap. Sale Now No Phone or C. 0. D. Going On Orders. 441 Lafayette Street.