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Edited and Managed by Proprietor and Publisher
Progressive Women Mattie B. McGrath
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Two popular young ladies of Baton I
Rouge, Misses lone Burden and" Pearl I
McVae, who are touring Europe, 1
writes interestingly of their trip on
the steamer "Caniopic." 1
Following is the first written en i
"On Board S. S. Canopic, I
June 28, 1922.
Dear Dad:
I mailed you a letter from Quebec, c
also one from the mouth of the St.
Lawrence. This will be sent from t
Liverpool as no mail can get off now. C
Pearl and I started to send wirelesses s
home yesterday, they were reason- v
able, but it was extravagance in at
way so be abandoned the plan. S
Since we left the mouth of the I
river, it has been so cold that it is s
impossible to go on deck without f
everything one possesses on, and then c
steamer rugs. It is always cold, I v
understand on account of the ice bergs v
from the Northl; here look at your f
map and find the Gulf of St. Law. t
rence. Do you see Cabot Strait? Do a
you find Nova Scotia, St. Pierre, c
around Cape Race and northeast .
around the northern coast of Ireland I
to Liverpool? Our route, which is a
200 miles shorter, is from the Gulf h
through Belle Isle Strait (find it-- a
and note narrowness), but there are ii
too many icebergs coming down, and d
the fogs are too dense now so we are t
taking the longer course out. All to- q
day we've been scarcely moving and 'I
the fog is getting more dense; all of b
which means we'll be late getting to v
Liverpool. Nobody wants to be on b
board the 4th of July and if things r
clear up, we should arrive sometimc o
during Saturday night, and get ashore t1
Monday. After the inspecting we wi'1 tl
go right down to London, and, cele- o
brate the 4th there. A
You see we left Montreal at dawn c
aday rrivring at Quebec at 4. At F
n 10 Sunday night the mail was closed
,1 for the mouth of the river but it
', wasn't until Monday sometime that
n we passed into the Gulf, and Dad it
has been so pitifully cold; practically
n impossible to stay out. Sunday at
sunset (8:30), I saw the most marve.
lous sunset I've ever witnessed either
with my own eyes or through the
eyes of an artist. WV were stretched
, out in our steamer chairs, well cover
b. ed and bundled up, and directly west
n the sun itself looked like a huge ball
r. of fire, radiating from the sun were
s strips of orange, and flaming red
which melted irto yellow and pink, sad
a the sky was shades of blues and
greens with the water a greenish
e blue; if frequently white caps we:e
s sighted as the boat glided on as peace
t fully as a painted ship on a painted
a ocean. But this pleasant calmness
I was not for long; Monday evening
s we were well into the Gulf; there, un
r fortunately, was a ground swell, and
- the good ship, which on the previous
o evening made one think of the An
eient Mariner, pitched and tossed, and
t over 500 of the passengers went down.
I Pearl, poor kid,--!! I won't brag
6 about myself, for no telling what will
f happen in case we have a storm or
Sarother ground swell. Monday even
e ing scarcely any one went .down to
I dinner; I lay quietly on deck till 10:30,
e then hurried down and got to bed as
- quickly as possible and was saved.
I Tuesday morning we had breakfast in
r bed and did not get up till 10:30 when
we went on deck and were served
i boullion, then stretched out, always
remember well muffled for it was 35
on deck, till 1. We ate a huge lunch,
a then went back to steamer chairs till
I tea was served with delicious slices
of buttered toast and raisin cake.
About this time (4:30), we passed the
Scliff and light house on Cape Race.
Ft flasg smlcks were .'plentlful sa
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there were many sail boats scattered I
about. You can't imagine how freer. goi
ing it has been since Monday. There arc
was a dance on deck that night in yoL
spite of the rough sea but few in- ton
dulged; nearly everybody was confin- 1 h
ed in their cabins, and a few of us do
were very quiet in our steamer chairs tou
freezing and scared. to death we'd be bul
the next to "go down." They stretch- she
ed canvas to keep the wind out, and
huge flags for decorative purposes. ate
Then they brought out the piano and u
strapped it to the hooks, and som 'iV(
few danced. So many were so sic cloi
that I feared me to be the next victim an(
and had I stirred about I don't doubt
that I should have been. do
The orchestra plays daily from 10 yo
till 11, during which time boullion ste
and crackers are served, then again sis
from 3 till 4 in the afternoon when goi
tea, buttered toast and raisin bread is br
served, again from 4:30 to 5:30 out- do
side the library when dinner is served, not
and again it plays from 7 to 10.
I was very lazy this morning. ItTh
was freezing cold, the fog was so be
dense the ship stopped entirely and
has off and on all day; whenever it tra
clears she moves on; at present we
are moving at about 2? miles an hour do
and I hope we keep it up. A few
minutes ago I received good news
we are expecting to get into the Gulf
stream and it will be warmer. I cer
tainly trust so, the lounge is steam
heated and the only warm place. To- 1
morrow at 7, communion will be cele- age
brated for Episcopalians, and.. tPearl Bu
and I will go if we can manage to get vid
up that early. for
Sunday morning! Pearl and I COy
have just taken communion. Let me Sol
say right here, excuse my French, be
we've had a DIABLE of a trip! The Ma
weather is a little warmer but is still tio
too cold to be comfortable anywhere. Dr
The old timers tell us this has been mil
in June. I have not been sick so far, a I
and Pearl hasn't since the first at- die
tack, there is very little doing, and no. lo
body feels good. Those who are able sul
to crawl out, get in theWi steamer me
chairs with all available -.ruNg and C
fre~Se to dean. !1e boat kasrocked the
so mnuc. a4 so iiolently, that the dr
steier chairs are strapped to the thi
floors, and troughs have to be put di
on the table to hold the dishes. All gu
port holes are closed all the time to vi
keep the water out; it simply sweeps fof
over the bow of the boat at tith.es. It eel
was unusual to see so many people foi
out last night but it was because a ed
concert of local talent was given for e
the orphans of the sailors. de
Several nights ago, after the stew-wi
ardess closed all the port holes in one tel
of the cabins, one of the girls opened sa
it. After she had been asleep a short
time, the wind got worse, water go
swept through the port hole; she, as
thinking the ship was sinking, gr
jumped from the upper berth and as c
a result, will be in the hospital in ca
Liverpool with a compound fracture o
for six weeks at least. Three people a
have slipped on deck and sprained th
their ankles. N
The sun is peeping through; it isB
the first we have seen since Monday, er
I think.
The United Confederate Veterans
organized at New Orleans June 10,
1889, and the record shows that an
nual reunions have been held as fol
1889-New Orleans.
1890-Chattanooga, Tenn.
1891--Jackson, Miss.
1892-New Orleans.
S1894-1Birmingham, Ala.
1895-Houston, Texas.
1896-Richmond, Vs.
1897--Nashville, Tenn.
1898-Atlanta, Ga.
1899-Charleston, S. C.
1900-Louisville, Ky.
1901--Mlemphis, Tenn.
1902--Dallas, Texas.
1903-New Orleans.
1904-Nashville, Tenn.
1905-Louisville, Ky.
1906-New Orleans.
1907--Richmond, Va.
1908-Birmingham, Ala.
1909-Memphis, Tenn.
1910-Mobile, Ala. 4
1911--Little Rock, Ark.
1912-Macon, Ga.
1913-Chattanooga, Tenn.
1914--Jacksonville, Fla.
1915-Richmond, Va.
1916-Birmingham, Ala.
1917-Washington, D. C.
1918-Tulsa, Okla.
1919-Atlanta, Ga.
1920-Houston, Texas.
1921--Chattanooga, Tenn.
1922-Richmond, Va.
onday Tuesday Specialson
Monday Tuesday Specials the
SHen's Tropical Weight
r L ..4J .... jul
Worsted Suits L
Our entire stock is reduced to ha
make room for our fall suits
which will soon be arriving. th
jThese suits are two-piece, in I
light and dark shades. Colors -
and patterns cover everything PI
popular for summer wear, and
we can fit men of all propor- or
tions. You can wear these suits n
into late fall. Value to $45.00, nt
Special $19.50
Semi-Annual Sale.. of Manhattan Shirts
Starts Monday
Little need be said about the
make and quality of these Shirts
for everybody knows them, but
it will be a good opportunity for
the men who wear Manhattans
to stock up for the coming
months, and for those who have
never known them to get ac
Just Note the Reductions and See What
You Will Save
2.50 Shirts .....$1.65 7.00 Shirts ..... 4.95
3.25 Shirts .......2.25 8.50 Shirts .........5.85
4.00 Shirts .......2.85 10.00 Shirts .......6.95
00 Shirts .........3.45 12.00 Shirts .......8.35
6.00 Shirts .........4.25
There is a lot of red tape about this
going abroad-officers come aboard
ar.d vise your passport, etc., etc. Then
you claim your baggage in the cus
tom house, and they examine it. Then
1 have no idea what else we have to
do to land. Anyhow we meet our
tour manager in Liverpool. On the
bulletin was a notice that all baggage
should be ready at 9 to.night.
Sunday morning, on deck. Just f,
ate a huge breakfast and am feeling o
much better, in fact, every one seems a
livelier. The sky is blue, white r
clouds are floating here and there
and the world looks good. h
On boats one is not supposed to n
do a thing in the world for one's self; s]
you don't even have to tuck your n
steamer rug, the steward and his as- tE
sistants do that, if you don't feel like d,
going down to meals, have them a
brought up on deck to you. I shall tl
do that for lunch or dinner if I am tI
not feeling especially well. c
I shall write no more on the boat. tI
The next time you hear from me will a
be London, and we expect to land f,
to-morrow, and there is a special s
train to carry passengers from the
Canopic to London. I am now going t]
down. 5
Love to all inquiring friends, ci
IONE. ti
Through the generosity of the man- n
agement of the Boston Globe the a
Bunker Hill banquet, originally pro- 0
vided by General Charles A. Taylor,
former editor of that paper, is to be h
continued until the last inmate of the s
Soldiers' Home passes away. It will h
be remembered that to dedicate the I
Massachusetts monument in the Na
tional Cemetery of this city, Governor c
Draper and staff, together with com- e
mittees of the Senate and House of V
Representatives of Massachusetts and r
a large delegation of ex-Federal sol.
diers, among whom was General Tay- t
lor, came here and to their evident
surprise found Governor Sanders and
many prominent citizens, including I
SCamj No. 17 Confederate Veterans,
th o with quite a'la ge mrdi bership,
drawn up at the depot to receive I
them while Isla de Cuba, a gunboat,
discharged a salvo of twenty-four
guns in honor of the distinguished
visitors. Next day a procession was
formed to escort the visitors to the
t cemetery, where upon arrival they
found the Confederate Veterans form- i
ed to receive and salute them. On .
behalf of our citizens Governor San-!
ders delivered an eloquent address to
which Governor Draper responded af-I
ter which children from the schools
I sang appropriate songs.
t Such a reception, such evidence of
rgood will, so impressed the visitors I
as to call forth strong expressions of
gratitude and this added to the wel
come given the party in New Orleans,
caused General Taylor to promise that
on each recurring Bunker Hill day
a grand feast should be provided for
the inmates of the Soldiers' Home.
Now that he has passed away the
Boston Globe will continue the gen
erous custom.
Auto-suggestion to most persons
I rwans a hint to be selecting the 1923
The selection of a cemetery lot does not bring its use
any nearer, but it does dispose of a duty with comfort and
due deliberation, which if deferred till necessity demands
will have to he done in haste and with much inconvenience.
ROSELAWN Phone 2442
MEPORIAL PARK For Free Service Car
341 Florida St. to Cemetery
gl V--- I~~·~'WWTV WW • 9-W qrw m_ J_
Federation news at the present h
writing must be in the nature of plans ir
for the future and hopes for the work a
of the fall and winter, as very little it
active work can be done during the p
months of July and August. fi
In the first place all clubs which
have pledges unpaid to the Endow- o
ment fund are urged to clear the it
slate of such indebtedness before the a
next annual convention. Such an in- d
tensive campaign for Endowment fund ci
donations was carried on last summer i
and fall that it would not be fair to e:
thf clubs to ask for further donations I
this year. The Endowment fund can n
cnly be saved from a standstill by a
the payment of obligations already
assumed by the clubs who have de- fi
ferred payments and the loyalty of li
some of our new federated clubs. h
The Annual convention will meet v
this year in New Orleans, December tl
5th, 6th and 7th. The program is in a
charge of Mrs. Storm as chairman of r
the program committee and she will h
soon be able to announce the speakers a
both from Louisiana and from outside e
the state. There will be one promi- f
nent speaker on educational subjects c
and at least one on the vital question
of rural organization. 5
The question of rural organization F
has occupied our sister state of Mis- a
sissippi foe the past several years and I
has not been given the attention in J
Louisiana this year that was hoped for I
and planned. This work needs the
co-operation of one woman out of 1
every federated club. She must be a 1
woman of tact energy and leisure and t
must look upon the work of club or. I
ganization as the greatest possible
boon to the rural communities. Where
are we to find such workers? We
have them in Louisiana, for they exist
in other states and Louisiana women
are not behind others in anything, but
it will be the task of the district
presidents and the state president to
find them and put them to work.
The federation year book has been
off the press about three weeks and
is in the hands of all state officers
and chairmen, and of the club presi
dents and secretaries. The club offi
cers are reminded that the year book
is their book of reference for all fed
eration information. It should be kept
handy and constantly corrected as
new data in regard to club officers
and chairmen appears.
Mrs. Storm before retiring from of
fice offered to take charge of the pub
lication of the 1921 Year Book and she
has done all of the work connected
with its assembling, printing and even
the securing of advertising matter,
and the mailing out. The book is
really a report of two year's work and
is a clear concise report of all feder
ation activities, remarkably free from
error. A few copies remain of the
first edition which will be sold at the
cost price of fifty cents each.
Plans for the fall include a news
sheet which will give all convention
plans and an outline of the program
and which will be issued by the Pub
I licity Department about October first.
SA speaker's bureau whereby the clubs
may be put in touch with the best of
our Louisiana lecturers, who will give
their services for a small sum and is
traveling expenses in another hope of
I the federation for next winter. As
. soon as compiled this list will be an
e nounced in the press and will be avail
e able upon application.
e MRS, A. G. REED.
e Margaret Clark of flaten Rouge,
Nominated by the Dean of Worn.
r en in the Louisiana State
I University for Queen
s of Petaluma's Egg
Day Carnival.
y PETALUMA, July 11.-The invita
- tions to the agricultural colleges of
r the United States each t, nominate
- a girl for queen of Petaluma's Egg
3 Day this year is bringing responses
- to H. W. Kerrigan, secretary of the
a Petaluma Chamber of Commerce from
all over the country.
f In the past the Egg Day queen has
s been a Petaluma girl, but it was de
f cided this year that the guardian of
- the flocks should be selected from the
', country at large, seeing that Peta
t luma does not quite monopolize the
' egg industry.
r Kerrigan has a letter today from
- Mrs. Mary Herget, dean of women in
e Louisiana State University, in which
- she nominates Miss Margaret Clark
of Baton Rouge for the queen job.
Miss Clark is in the home econom
s ics department of the university and I
3 a typical Southern girl, Mrs. Herget I
assures Kerrigan, "young, vivacious, 1
very natural, 5 feet 3 inches tall,
weighs 110 pounds and woulb make
a splendid. queen."
Egg Day will be combined with
the Sonoma County fair, held August
19 to 26.
The purpose of the Chamber of
Commerce in going far afield for a
queen this year is the better to call
the world's attention to the fact that
Petaluma is really a feathered king
dom, with millions of chickens, hun
dreds of millions of eggs and last year
shipped 26,000,000 eggs, 6,890,000
chickens and hatched 12,000,000 baby
chicks, and when it comes to eggs, has
every other hennery beaten.
Egg Day will be celebrated with a
chicken parade, egg sccramble , egg
barbecue, egg games, rooster races
and the like. In addition to the usual
county fair events during the week
there will be a kiddies' circus. Baby
Day, Dairy Day, trademark review,
"Jack London luncheon," Sonoma
Pioneers' Day, a fashion show and
other features.
Do you want to sell or buy a
store or any other Business, to
borrow or loan money? Write
in confidence to J. S. Webster,
840 Convention St.

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