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PAGE TWENTY-EIGHT i i i PINE BLUFF Heart of Pine and Hardwood Timber Belt Handles 150,000 Bales of Cotton Annually---Jefferson County Progressives Pine Bluff is one of the ohlest set- tlements in tile state having been founded in 1830. quantity, at a rate of 40c per 1000 feet, for tirst 5000 feet and 30c per The natural advan- tages tliat surround Pine Bluff made it a commercial and industrial cen- ter almost from the beginning of its career. With rail and water commu- nications the town has better advan- tages than many Arkansas cities and aside from this the great agricultu- ral area brings in a large wealth from a firm foundation. The soil is rich and will produce anything that grows. The farmers are progressive and are improving every inch of ground bringing it to a high state of culti- vation and equipping the farms with efficient power machinery. A progressive City Pine Bluff is the county seat of Jefferson county and is on the Iron Mountain and Cotton Belt railroad and has about 28,000 inhabitants. The elevation is 250 feet above tiae water at Gulf of Mexico. The cli- mate is mild and the temperature even, sel'dom reaching above 98 in summer and below 35 in the winter. The town and surrounding territory has splendid drainage and malaria has been eliminated completely. There are four hanks, two ttst companies and one Savings associa- tion. The combined banking capital of these institutions is $1,000,000.00, surplus $6,000,00000, deposits over $9,000,000.00, resources over $13,000,- 000.00 and the Post Office receipts in 1919 was over $100,000.00. Water for domestic use and fire purposes is furnished from deep wells which give an ample supply of the purest water at all times. There are over 42 miles of sewers and the town is well drained and healthy. The Street railway system operates 10 miles of single track in reinforced THE GUARDIAN, SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1920. Enright passed away, and the Rev. P. J. Higgins took up the work of guiding the bereaved congregation. h.vious to Monsignor Lucy's death he laid the foundation for a new church, hut the war crisis caus- ed the discontinuance of the project, thousand thereafter. turing purposes the rate is 12 1-2 Joseph's church will be one of the at- cents per thousand feet for a million tractive buildings in Pine Bluff. feet or more. A handsome home has been built An excellent fire department is land furnished for the pastor. maintained.  __ Schools and Churches I St. Peter's (Colored) The material as well as moral and[ Bishop Morris, of Little Rock, seek- social progress of a community can ling the welfare of the colored Catho- be safely measured by the develop- I ................ tics o t-me tux ann ajacenb coun- ment and growth of the schools. A Lathe Village and work was not resumed. Plans this church was Father Quinn. He are well under way now, for the was succeeded from time to time by building of the church, and it is hoped the Rev. M. J. Dougherty; Patrick For manufac that ithin, i a short time a new St. ILong and Matthew Saettele. Father Matthew, while in charge of this parish built the pastor's house and residence for the Sisters and a third buihling .at first used as a resi- dence but which is now used for the try, has had erected on East Sixteenth street, a beautiful church property, consisting of church, rectory, school and convent. In charge of St. Peter's parish, is Rev. L. H. Schaefer, S. V. D., a priest and pastor, who by his zealous energy is making an edifying mlpression on the white and colored people of the city. ANNUNCIATION ACADEMY PINE BLUFF Annunciation Academy, Pine Bluff situated in oe of the most beautiful residence districts of the city, has been in existence since 1880, when the Sisters of Charity from the Mo- ther House at Nazareth, Ky., were invited to come to Pine Bluff and take charge of the religious training and mohling of character of the girls and boys of the city. How well they have decade has wrought wonders in the development of the schools of Pine Bluff. Ten years ago there was less than 2000 whites and negroes in at- tendance and the valuation of the school property about $100,000.00. Today the enrollment is 4000 (one death in four years) and the value of the buildings and grounds $750,000. The thoroughness of the system of public education in Pine Bluff is evidenced by many high tributes paid students who have graduated front the :High School here. The edu- cation of the blacks is just as care- fully cared for. The city of Pine Bluff is well sup- plied with churches, all denomina- tions being well represented and the churches are nicely distributed" over the'city so every one can find a place to worship conveniently located near concrete foundation, with a 10' minute schedule. Electric lights are furnished by the above company as well as power and I the rate asked is about one-third the I usual cost in other cities. 2he Bell sYstem of televhones coy- of their school, and by the esteem in The Church of St. Mary of the Father of Waters is the Mother Lake was built at Lake'Village in Arkansas Catholicity, the parish t 1869. The first priest in charge of Our Lady of the Lake at Lake Village. e o 1 1 a Mlsmon, an Epmcopal, Luthelan, rs the t wr we 1 w"th 2600 phones in I "" " " " "" .. ...... ,1 ....... d ltwo Catholic, Christian Scientists and serwce and they ha .........  ..... " wires in the business and residencet Jewish. There are 3000 recorded sections. [members and the valuation of church Natural gas is piped two hundredlPropertY is $500,000.00. miles from the Caddo fields, giving an] St. Joseph's Church excellent pressure and an unlimited St. Joseph's Church in Pine" Buff parish school l an altar on the nearby shores and Father Galloni Active. I the place thus obtained its disting- The present pastor of Lake Village luishing mark as a selected spot for is the Rev. Father J. F. Galloni, who ltlm worship of God and the work of succeeded Father Matthew on July[man. Felility of soil was its great Arlington Hotel J. O'Keiff, Owner ancl Proprietor European Plan One Block from Union Depot Third and Alabama Sts. Tel. 137 Pine Bluff, Ark. Our pioneers coming up the river h'om New Orleans were attracted by the crating course of the majestic ing landing place and proceedt to in- bottom lands, made stop at an invit- ing landing place and preceded to in- vestigate the surroundings for pos- sible location. A century before the Jesuit Fathers with De Soto erected St. Mary of the Lake Church, Down On Banks of Mississippi, One Our Earliest Catholic Foundations. Fine Parochial School. The present pastor, in addition to the many improvements which he has, H' " . made on the property, has established ST. JOSEP S CHURCH. a parachial school ;a, ith an enroll- their home. There are four Methodist, fu:filled their mission is strongly evi- mcnt of nearly one hundred pupils three Baptist, two Presbyterian and denced by the womlerful patronage and which, under his care, has be- come one of the best of the Church's in charge of Rev. P. J. Higgins is one of the oldest churches in the State., and has a very flourishing congrega- tion, filled with love of le.ligion an(t progress. " Monsignor John Lucy, the first re- gular pastor was ordained in the Im- maculate Conception Church at Fort Smith, Nov. 14, 1872 by the Rt. Rev. BiShop Edward Fitzgerald and was appointed pastor of St. Joseph's Church at Pine Bluff, December 1872, where he labored with notable suc- cess. In 1907 the Rt. Rev. Bishop I John B. Morris appointed him Vicar I General of the diocese, a positioh I which he retained until he died. [ Monsignor Lucy was succeeded by i Monsignor Patrick Em'ight, who as- I sisted by Rev. Father Norton assure i ed the responsibilities of the pastor- ate about two years ago. Monsignor Peoples Savings Bank and Trust Company Pine Bluff, Ark. "The Bank Where You Feel at Home" "Interest paid on Savings Accounts" Fifty Years of Continuous Business in Arkansas Isaac Dreyfus Company Pine Bluff, Ark. We Extend a Welcome to all Who Come to Our Store of 1st, 1913. Under his energetic nmn- agement the property of the clmrch has been wonderfully impro'ed until l now it is one of the beauty spots of the town. The location upon the banks of the beautiful Lake Chicot is all that could be desired and the Arkansas-Louisiana Highway, now being constructed of concrete and as- phalt, and which, when completed will .connect the city of Little Rock with the Louisiana line, passes im- mediately in front of this property. asset, and the same is there in these days and employed generously by a thrifty population of farmers, who have made Lake Village rank high among our progressive cities of Ark- ansas. Rev. J. F. Galloni, pastor of the Church of Our Lady of the Lake, is a veritable "live wire" when he is "connected up" with church or civic affairs. When there is anything do- ing for the good of Lake ViIlage and its people, and that means Chicot county, Father Galloni is "Father on the spot." "Nobody works in Lake Village like Father Galloni," is a par- aphrase of an old ditty, and it is in- deed of a truth. Hi parish shows his zeal and lis labors. The cozy little church, the Mail Orders Promptly Filled which the good Sisters are held by the people of Pine Bluff. The institution is situated on Sixth and Laurel streets, and in close prox-i imity to the church and pastor's l house. I The building, which is of pressed I brick with stone cappings, is two I stories in height The rooms are t large and conveniently arranged, well l lighted and well ventilated. The as- I sembly hall, with the stage, is one of i the attractively arranged poink of I the building. - [ The aim of the Sisters is to im- I part an education, practical, solid, and I ,efined, by training the physical, in- I tellectual and moral powers of the. , [ pupils. The reputatmn of the school approaches that of mdny colleges; its I graduates in the various departments I rank among the highest. I Members of any religious denoni- I nation are received, and no undue in- t fluence is exerted over the opinions] of non-Catholics .For the" sake of. uniformity non-Catholic pupils at- I tend divine service. t Much time and attention is given to the musical department, four teachers being in charge. There is a full orchestra, which dispenses music l for all occasions. " I One of the very important factors I in the success of the" Academy is the Annunciation Alumnae Association which takes great pride and pleasure in their -alma mater. This organiza- tion Was formed about four years I ago and has since increased its. mem- bers until now it would seem to the casual observer as having been in existence for a much longer time. sclmols outside of the larger cities of the state. The teaching is in charge of the good Benedictine Sisters of Shoal Creek, Arkansas, and a corpse of competent teachers are here de- voting their lives to the welfare of the children of the parish, and work- ing under very adverse circumstances, the extent of which is only known to those familiar with this section of the state, they are doing a wonderful work for the upbuihling of the com- munity and the mental and spiritual welfare of those under their charge. Present Progress Encouraging. The growth of the Catholic popula- tion of the parish, while not rapid, has been satisfactory of late years and it is confidently hoped that with the completion of the levee system protecting this territory, during the present summer, a comprehensive system of drainage for the county now under way and the construction of good hard-surface roads, miles of which are now being builded, num- bers of Catholic people will take up their homes in this vicinity and this pIace will become, one of the leading Catholic parishes of the state. Historical Section of Arkansas Once the Best Known to Travellers Along Mississippi River. Down in the southeastern part of the state is Chicot county, close to the l With the closing of school each 3u,ne the annual meeting is hehl and a ban- quet enjoyed, the one recently held being attended by seventy-five mem- bers. The Academy will open for tbe [reception of pupils in September. convent and school, the well kept grounds about, the regularity of sea-c- ice and the close attention to the n- struction of his boys and girls, his sympathetic interest in all his neigh- bors and his helping voice and lmnd in every enterprise, loni his high merit as al and neighbor. Then too, he has a .ezl of own, insinuating itself to of on all occasions. His heart is in his he has comfortably Benedictine Sisters who blessed returns in the ing of the youths and care of the sanctuary ment. Tbe parish limits yond computation, but ices are held at the port, Sunnyside, Clover dora, Luna, Readland These places are but difficult of count of road and are of Father Galloni's are well attended. Lake Village stands of brightness on hopeful spot on the GOLDEN A chaplet of g0hlcn Not gilded merely by flight, But with precious ore it's mine, Bmmished to heavenly Golden thoughts from deep store, Lofty aims and ideals Golden words of corn Counsels wise, and Gohlen deeds of unselfishl Lowly service and Acts of the tenderest Hid from all but the Thine was the heavenly Like the fabled Midas Tlmt gives to the loving heart, Power to transmute goht; Gold such as never yield, Nor monarch wore, priced-- Golden years in the Golden years to the ON THE "I understood you to day that your wife was pose she is better. I morning at the winow, one man to the other. Quite right;,' "As you observed, If a man has plenty can afford to marry eoeTHE.o. GREATEST Pine Bhfff We are always featuring and showing up-to-date Merchandise for Women and at the most reasonabIe price. :: When in our town view the with a wlcome as large. 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