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VOL. XXXVI. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1906. NO. 12.
LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
HOTELS AND SALOONS.
$2.00 a Day House
W. ROGGE, - - Proprietor.
*, D. GIANULLONI, Day Clerk.
Wa. ROGGE, Night Clerk.
Headcluarters for Commercial
'Bul and Porter to and From all Trains.
Mississippi Street, Near Wharf,
DONALDSONVILLE. LO UI6lANA.
P. O. lAx 76. Telephone 30.
THE WELCOMOE CAFE
Railroad Avenue and Iberville Street,
LARGE Billiard and Pool Room, Music Hall,
Picture Gailery and other facilities for
amusemnent and convenience of patrons. A
choice supply of Liquors. Cigars, Tobacco, etc.
UHY GOODS, siRtOCERIE , Etc.
CJ KLINE, corner Crescent Place and Hou
mas street, dealear in Dry Goods, Notions,
Boots and Shoes, Groceries, Provisions, Corn
Oats and Bran.
E. K. SIMS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office in Houmas street, adjoining theAscension
Club. Telephone 90.
DR. T. H. HANSON.
tailroad avenue, between Claiborne and Ol e
lousas streets. Telephone 240.
D R. J. D. HANSON.
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE:
Lsasard street, between Nicholls avenue and
Iberville street. Telephone 54.
R. PAUL T. THIBODAUX.
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE:
Mississippi street, near Catholic Church.
Office Hours: 11 a. m. to 2 p. sm.
DR. CLARENCE GOETTE,
Qffice in Railroad avenue, adjoining Goette's
Shoe Store. Telephone 36.
Corner Railroad and
DONA LD.SON Ai'LLE, LA.
Purest and freshest of Drugs, Chemicals and
Patent Medicines always in stock. Trusses.
Bandages, Soaps, Perfumery, Brushes, Combs,
Smokers' materials, etc. Physicians' prescrip
tions carefully compoundel at all hours, day or
night. Telephone 95-2
I RICHARD MELANCON,
Office with E. N. Pugh, in Houmas Street, Don
aldsonuville. Telephone 100.
ATTORNEYS AND NOTARIES
NT K. FOOTE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office with R. J. Chanvin, in Railroad avenue,
opposite Ascension High School.
B J. VEGA,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Office with R. McCulloh, corner Railroad and
DONAL J,DSON VILLE, LA.
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
)lice and residence, corner Railroad and Nich
Practices in all the courts of Louisiana, both
State and Federal. Address, P. O. Lock Box S.
( A. GONDRAN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
District Attorney Twenty-seventh Judicial
District. Office in Nicholls avenue, opposite
Courthouse. Prompt attention paid to collec
tions and civil business.
CALEB C, WEBER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Office in Nicholls Avenue, near the Courthouse,
R N. SIMS,
Oieo in Chetimaches street, opposite Court
CARPENTER AND BUILDER.
W C. HAZLIP,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
All work neatly executed. Plans and Estimates
L O . COURSEAULT,
CONVENT, -St JAMES PARISH, LA.
Best quality cigars at prices that defy competi
tion. Write for samples and prices.
DONAT DSONVILLE NEWS CO., Mrs. L. M.
Turner, Manager, Railroad Avenue, op
posite the postoflice. News and Illustrated
paners. Books. Stationery. Pens, Ink, etc.
Subscriptionb taken for all Leading American
H. P. O.
For sale by druggists and
M. A. HARGRODER
Prtce, $1 a Jar Lafayette, La.
THE ST. MARTIN HOUSE
S. H. ST, MARTIN, PROPRIETOR
GUY LANDRY, CLERK
RATES, $2.00 PER DAY
HEADQUARTERS FOR COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS
NEW AND HAN,.SOMELY FURNISHED THROUGHOUT
LARGE SAMPLE ROOM FOR DRUMMERS
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Dr. Sheard floore
VOFFICE AND RESIDENCE-
Iberville Street, near Convent Donaldsonville, La.
Dealer in High-Orade Kentucky Horses :: Phone 227
Don't Waste Your Money
] Cheap Furniture
while Good Furniture can be purchased at a
We are closing out our entire line of
Handsome Furniture without regard to
cost. Some of our friends have taken
advantage of this Closing Out Sale, and
greatly profited thereby. Others have
not, but there is still an opportunity for
them to do so, as we have some fine
pieces left*that are going at prices lower
than they could be bought for at auction
" Don't Delay -Come at Once
The Famous Blue Store
CHAS, MAURIN, PROPRIETOR
Bargains in Town Lots
At Gonzales, Louisiana
The Coming Town of East Ascension
200 Choice Town Lots situated in the heart
of New River, a thickly populated sec
tion of Ascension Parish. Lots are situated on
both sides of Louisiana Railway and Naviga
tion Company and Belle Helene Railroad
Company's Line; on both sides of the stream
of New River, and adjacent to the site of the
Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company's
depot. Prospective purchasers are invited to
visit Gonzales and select lots which will be
sold at auction in the near future. '~
Call on or address
Gonzales Bros., - - Gonzales, La.
S. GOETTE. PRESIDENT-MIANAGER. JAS. FORTIER, SECRETARY-TEEAsURER.
DONALDSONVILLE ICE COMPANY, LIMITED.
ICE, BEER, COLD STORAGE..
L ,_CAPACITY, 30 TONS DAILY.
MississnIPP STREET, OPPOSITE MARKET. TELEPHONE NO. 78.
Purest And Best Qual;ty ICE At Lowest Market Rates,
SUPPLIED IN ANY QUANTITY AT FACTORY OR SHIPPED WHEREVER ORDERED.
Local agency for the mammoth ANHEUSRR-BUSCH BREWING ASSOCIATION'S celebrated
KEG and BOTTLE BEERS, (FAusT, ANBETSER, BOCK AND PALE IN KEGS, ExQUSITBs, BUD
WEISER, ANHEUSEE AND BAVARIAN IN BOTTLES), which can be furnished in quantities to snit.
Orders left at the factory or addressed through the I)onaldsonvile postolfice, will receive
orompt ard careful attention. Satisfaction always fully guaranteed.
H. ABRAHAM M. LEMAIN
1 E. AERAL AM & CO.
4A Commission Merchants...
Llberal Advances s ade on Consignments
216 and 218 Barcn_ e Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
The "King" Moss Collaers
FIT BETTER-WEAR BETTER-LAST LONGER
(Delivered at any station or landing at the following pi ices:
Open Bottom Moss Collars with Canvas Ends, per dozen, $10.80
Plain Moss Collars, - - - " " 7.20
Moss Riding Saddle Pads, - - " " 15.00
Moss Pack Saddle Pads, - - " " 5.00
These collars are made by hand from the best selected moss. I have a large stock on
hand and am ready to fill all orders on short notice. Old Moss Collars taken in ex
change for new ones. DENNIS CASSARD, Barton. La.
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AROUND THE STATE.
Items of Interest Culled From the
Steamer H. Mf. Carter, Loaded with Cotton,
Sinks in Red River-Fast Train on
Southern Pacific Railroad
Wrecked at Boutte.
Ike Berryman, a negro, was legally
executed at Shreveport for murder.
Because of lack of funds, the re
search work of the Gulf Biologic
Station will be curtailed.
James Gebert, president of the Peo
ple's National Bank of New Iberia,
died at the age of 53 years.
James Little, a locomotive engineer
of McDonoghville, was murdered at
Ferriday by unknown parties.
Emma Williams, a negress, is in
jail at Lake Charles, charged with
murdering her two young children.
Miss Annie Evans, of Trenton,
Ouachita parish, shot and fatally
wounded herself with suicidal intent.
A site for Centenary College was
selected at Shreveport by the Metho
dist committee appointed for that pur
A steamship line connecting New
Orleans with South and Central Amer
erican ports will probably be estab
Mrs. Mary Jane Hickey was burned I
to death at her home in New Orleans
as the result of the explosion of an
John Byers, a white man suspected i
of being an escaped convict from the
Tennessee state penitentiary, was ar
rested at Cheneyville.
William Brown, a well-known young
citizen of New Iberia, accidentally t
shot and killed himself while toying
with an "unloaded" revolver.
Bud Caron and Hines Hughes, con
victed of murdering E. H. McClendon
at Amite City, were sentenced to life
imprisonment in the state penitentiary.
James and John Bryant were placed
in jail at Natchitoches on the charge
of shooting and dangerously wounding t
their brother-in-law, John M. Dennis. I
A. J. Hadnot was instantly killed
and Robert M. Moore fatally wounded
in a pistol duel following a poker
game at Hadnot's place of business in t
Fire at Winnfield destroyed a res- c
taurant, lodging house and three t
other buildings. Several volunteer
firemein were injured while fighting
the flames. 2
G. T. Miller, supposed to be a plum- c
ber from Tulsa, I. T., fell beneath the a
wheels while stealing a ride on a
freight train near Lake Charles and i
was cut to fragments. t
A north-bound passenger train on c
the Texas and Pacific Railroad was
wrecked at Dixie Station, Caddo par- n
ish, by running into an open switch. c
One passenger and two trainmen were n
seriously injured. e
Charles Kern, a white man, was I
shot and probably fatally wounded in t]
a house of ill-fame at Lake Charles t'
during an altercation with a negress. p
The woman made her escape and has a
not yet been apprehended. q
The steamer H. M. Carter, with a
cargo of cotton, struck a a snag and ii
sunk in the Red River at Saline Point, t,
near Marksville. The vessel went p
down in about six feet of water, and f,
can probably be raised with little dif- g
The "Sunset Limited," a fast passen
ger train on the Southern Pacific
Railroad, was wrecked at Boutte e
while running at a rate of fifty miles p
an hour. No lives were lost, but more
than a score of passengers were in
jured, some of them seriously.
Caley Nelson, a negro charged with y
criminally assaulting a young colored c
girl living at Mer Rouge, was re
ioved to Monroe for safe-keeping.
A determined attempt to lynch Nelson y
was made by a mob composed of b
members of his own race, and the a
prisoner was rescued with diflculty. i
-0ie Cold ana olltSI
The season's first cold
may be slight-may yield
to early treatment, but the
next cold will hang on
longer; it will be more
troublesome, too. Un
necessary to take chances
on that second one. Scott's
Emulsion is a preventive
as well as a cure. Take
when colds abound and
you'll have no cold. Take it
when the cold is contracted
and it checks inflamma
tion, heals the membranes
of the throat and lungs
and drives the cold out.
Send for free sampte.
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists
409-415 Pearl Stleet, New York
sc. cad $1.00 . a Algilb
THE LAFOURCHE LOCK.
Levee Boards Reject Only Bid as Too
High--Work to be Readvertised.
A joint session of the Lafourche
Basin and Atchafalaya Basin levee
boards was held on Tuesday, the 23rd
instant, at the office of the Board of
State Engineers, New Orleans, for the
purpose of receiving the report of the
engineers on the pioposal to construct
the lock at the head of Bayou La
fourche which had been opened at the
preceding joint session of the levee
boards on October 1. The following
report of last Tuesday's proceedings
is copied from the New Orleans Pica
"Captain Vic. Maurin, president of
the Lafourche levee board, occupied
the chair, and W. J. McCune, secre
tary of the Lafourche board, and A.
V. Dubroca, secretary of the Atchafa
laya levee board, kept the minutes.
"The following report from the ex
ecutive committee was read:
"We beg to report upon the proposal
for the construction of the lock at the
head of Bayou Lafourche opened by
you on Oct. 1 and referred to the
Board of State Engineers for com
pilation and report.
"There was one bid from theFounda
tion Company. for the first ten items
and one bid from the Penn Bridge
Company for the eleventh item. The
bid of the Foundation Company for
the first ten items amounts to $563,042.
50; the bid of the Penn Bridge Com
pany for the eleventh item amounts to
$39,900, making a total for the eleven
items, or for the construction of the
lock as advertised, of $602,942.50
"In calculating this total amount due
consideration was given to the ad
ditional requirements demanded by
the secretary of war in the construction
of the lock and to the changes in the
quantities of excavation which have
occurred since the time of the original
calculations. These requirements and
these changes somewhat increased the
original quantities estimated.
"It must be borne in mind that the
above amount represents the figures
submitted for the construction of the
lock proper only. In addition to this,
several large items of expense will be
"It will be necessary for you, after
the completion of the lock, to test the
gates, to remove the existing dam, to
cut a channel from the lock gates to
the river, to line the bottom and sides
of this channel and to drive clusters
of piles to guide navigation properly
and safely in and out of the lock
chamber. The expenditure for the
above will not be less than $100,000,
and will vary in excess of this amount
in accordance with the character of
the work which you may desire to
I"Under the terms of your advertise
ment, and to properly supervise the
construction of the lock, it will be
necessary for you to maintain an
engineering and inspecting force at
Donaldsonville and also an office for
I the engineer in charge. We estimate
I this team will cost you about $10,000
per year, and, of course, the total
amount will depend upon the time re
quired to construct the lock.
- "After the construction of the lock
it will be necessary to operate same,
to maintain a force for this purpose,
I probably to purchase electrical power
I for the purpose of operating the lock
gates, to dredge annually the channel
from the lock to the river, to do re
pairs necessary to the lock, which we
estimate will cost not less than $15,000
"It must also be borne in mind that
the work of channel dredging which
you are now doing will have to be
carried on, and probably that this
work will have to be carried on every
year owing to sediment which will be
brought into the bayou by lockage
and the drains which will be opened
into it under the laws passed at the
last session of the general assembly.
"Again, you are under an annual
expenditure for the care and main
tenance of the pumping plant which
you have at Donaldsonville, and it is
possible that you will have to undergo
some additional expenditure in the
cutting of additional fresh water
canals into Bayou Lafourche.
"To resume, it can be safely esti
mated that the construction of the
lock, its tests, the removal of the dam,
the cutting of the channel to the river,
etc., will cost not less than $703,000,
to which must be added an annual
expenditure of $10,000 for expenses of
superintendence during the period of
construction; to these expenses of lock
construction must be added the other
items of expenditure enumerated
above. Very respectfully,
BOARD OF STATE ENGINEERS,
Per ARSENE PERRILLIAT,
Assistant State Engineer.
"Following the reading, A. H. Gay,
with T. J. Sellers seconding him, of
fered a resolution to the effect that the
bid be rejected, as being excessive
and double the cost estimated by the
board of engineers, and the resolution
was adopted for the Lafourche leve.
board by the following affirmative
votes: Louis Hymel, Alfred Songy,
T. J. Sellers, R. Perez, G. Lorio, and
for the Atchafalaya board by the
following affirmative votes: V. M.
Continued on Fourth Page.
Avoid alumand alum phos
phate baking powders.The
label law requires .that all
the ingredients be named
on the labels. Look out
for the alum compounds.
NOTE.--Safety lies in buying only
Royal Baking Powder, which is a
pure, cream of tartar baking powder,
and the best that can be made.
THE WORLD'S NEWS.
Flashes of the Telegraph Wires From
Near and Far.
Former Senator Burton Begins Serving a
Six Months' Sentence for Malfeas
ance in Office-Northern Bail
road Heavily .Fined.
A strike of German coal miners is
Ten men lost their lives in a board
ing-house fire at Montgomery, Ala.
A Boston contractor was convicted
of violating the government eight
The constitutionality of the employ
ers' liability law is to be tested in
Senor Jorge Munoz, Guatamalan
minister to the United States, died at
Two earthquake shocks were experi
enced at Portland, Maine, but no
President Roosevelt issued a pgocla
mation naming Thursday, Nov. 29, as
Three men and a girl were killed by
an explosion of gasoline in a printing
office at Celina, Ohio.
Female suffragists created a scene
in the British house of commons and
were forcibly ejected.
The British naval department has
ordered three more battleships of the
Former Lord Scully, a naturalized
American, died in London, England,
leaving a vast fortune.
Troops were called out to suppress
a band of disorderly Ute Indians
near Gillette, Wyoming.
A large number of Belgian weavers
sailed from Brussels for America and
will locate in South Carolina.
New York automobilists are plan
ning the construction of a private
speedway on Long Island.
It is reported that a gigantic com
bination of American packeries is
being organized in Chicago.
The thirty-second annual convention
of the American Bankers' Association
was held at St. Louis, Mo.
Twelve women were more or less seri
ously injured during a panic at a
bargain sale in Louisville, Ky.
The rapid advance in the price of
silver is said to be causing the United
States treasury officials some concern.
St. Louis, Mo., was selected as
headquarters for a new army division,
with General Fred. Funston in com
The-U. S. cruiser Charleston estab
lished a new record -for,wireless teleg
raphy by sending a message 1105
Regulations governing the enforce
ment of the national pure food law
were issued by the department of ag
One hundred persons were injured,
three fatally, by the collapse of
bleacher stands at a football game at
Syracuse, N. Y.
Fire originating in a street fair
booth at Kansas City, Kans., dam
aged surpounding property to the
extent of $150,000.
The fall maneuvers of 'the Chinese
imperial .rmY were held near :Chaag
tefu, and proved a revelation to the
foreign envoy : ;
F'ortnei Sbnattr Jos. R. Burton, of
Kansas, entered the United States
penitentiary at Ironton, Mo., to serve
his six months' sentence.
The Bank of England increased its
discount rate to 6 per cent in order to
put a stop to the heavy shipments of
gold from England to America.
The United States supreme court
handed down several important de- 1
cisions, among them one changing a -
will which created a perpetual trust
for large ateas of land in Texas and
The New York Central Railroad
and its general traffic manager were
convicted of granting rebates on sugar [
shipments by a jury in the federal
district court at New York, the rail
road being fined $108,000 and-the traffic
manager 80000. -
NEW ORLEANS LETTER.
Opposition to the Theatrical Trast-Star
Performance at the French Opera
House-Madame Begue Dead.
Strebt Car Transfers.
New Orleans,. La., Ost. 2d. 16.
Staff Correspondence of The Chief.
When I first eard that the Shuberts
-bless their inisbpendentspirits!-were
going to esta lish one of their anti
trust houses a our own Delightful
City, I lifted my hands in inexpressi
ble joy and murmured "Praise be to
Allah!" It was rood to think that
such stas as Blanche Bates, David
Warfield and geniuses of like type who
illuminate a theatrical firmament other
than that governed by the constella
tions of the Kiaw & Erlanger combine,
could at last be seen in New Orleans,
and that the city would indeed be pos
essed of a theatre where one could
witness first-class plays for one's
money, and not second-class plays at
first-class prices. I am increasingly
glad that such will be the case since
the Tulane-supposed to be our leading
play-house-opened its doors to the
public with weekly offerings which
easily range from medioere to down
right poor. Far be it from me to
knock, but we need a new theatre under.
a different management in this old
town, and we need it bad; and when
we get it, well--just watch things hap
The appearance of Yvette Guil.ert
and Albeit Chevalier at the Freich
Opera House Saturday afternoon and
evening was the biggest treat New Or
leans has enjoyed for many a moon.
It is impossible to convey any idea of
the exquisite singing of these two
geniuses, for they must indeed be seen
and heard to be properly appreciated.
Mme. Guilbert is a marvel of grace and
finesse, and Chevalier's English cock
ney songs as he sings them are the
most delicious things you would care
to hear. The impersonators are ap
propriately costumed for every song,
and. thus is lent a further charm to
singing and acting which are inathem
Madame Begud, the noted French
cook whose Bohemian breakfasts were
famed throughout the United Statee,
died here' Friday night of last week.
For many years a breakfast at Begue's
had been considered among the lead
ing treats of the city, and, ladeed, a
visit to New Orleans is incomplete un
til the culinary delights of the old
French restaurant have been indulged
in. The French quarter suffers the
loss of one of Its most noted person.
ages in the passing of the famous old
The Kingsley House opened for win
ter activities last Wetdieday, and the.
names of many children who entred
the. classes of domestic'science and
manual training were enrolled.
Friday afternoon at the 'hour sfoter
the funeral of Mrs. Jefferson Davis in
Richmond New Orleans Chapter No.
72, United Daughters-of the Coifeder.
acy, held a brief memorial ei6ire at
Memorial Hall which was largely +at
tended, not only by members of the
chapter, but of other Coafedwrete or.
ganizations as swent= Tb ,stl vg was
presided or 'over 4 #.' g. ,
Tichenaora, pres ie of the NoJ elsa
A aeyou "-swei'j.ibri
andegst wi e wdao io IA e
frompan p o pth tra y 0
and thadwailof enable
ance w- oy of a b etter ca
to m4rthr po ats for mes ti
be worn srter this seasoa 4
wrill ee ite t the t os h. ,gx 's
monograai@ngreevo d on 1b
one's sllk bose. He also
the itform iation that o
not be as longae hereto . 9
be semi4Ked in the back./ '
I a m glad to see shat th#P e
Union is putting its phouldet to the
ball that I started rolling a bw weeks
ego, and will endeavor to esnaF the
adoption by bhe local street rafItays
company of the transfer o sy oft
tickets that will enable dnv to
reach any part of the city fomany
other part for a single f Thls
privilege is granted to the jls~pie of
all the otherlarge cities of ti IlUited
States, and there is no remcda ydty we
of New Orleans sbonldT edaoinreat hb
deprited of Lt.