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THE DONALDSONVILLE CHIEF
A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper---Published Every Saturday---Subscription Price, $2 a Year.
VOL. XXXVI. DONM.LDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1906. \ NO. 14.
LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
HOTELS AND SALOONS.
$2.00 a Day House
P. ROGGE, - - Proprietor.
S. D. GIANELLOwI, Day Clerk.
Wa. ROGGE, Night Clerk.
Headquarters for Commercial
'Bus and Porter to and From all Trains.
Mississippi Street, Near Wharf,
DONALDSONVILLE, LOUU IANA.
P.. O. Box 76. Telephone 30.
EDRY GOODN. tiliOUERYIE? , Etc.
C' KLINE, corner Crescent Place and IHoun
i. mas street, deaiear in Dry Goods, Notions,
Boots and Shoes, Groceries, Provisions, Corn
Oats and Bran.
E. K. SIS8,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Offie in Honmas street, adjoining the Ascension
Club. Telephone 90.
lR. T. H. HANSON.
*ailroad avenue, between Claiborne and O e
lousas streets. Telephone 240.
DR. J D. HANSON.
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE:
Lesaard street, between z.icholls avenue and
Iberville street. Telephone 54.
R. PAUL T. THIBODAUX.
OFFPICE AND RESIDENCE:
Mississippi street, near Catholic Church.
Office Hours: 11 a. m. to 2 p. m.
DR. CLARENCE GOETTE,
Office in Railroad avenue, adjoining G(iette's
Shoe Store. Telephone 36.
Corner Railroad and
DONA LDS'ON VI'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
tbons caret flly compoundel at all hours, day or
night. Telephone 5n-2
I. RICHARD MELANCON,
Offiee with E. N. Pugh, in Honmas Street, Don
aldsonville. Telephone 100.
ATTORNEYS AND NOTARIES
N K. FOOTE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office with R. J. Chauvin, in Railroad avenue,
opposite Ascension High School.
B . VEGA,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Office with R. McCullohb, corner Railroad and
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Offce and residence, corner Railroad and Nich
Practices in all the courts of Louisiana, both
State and Federal. Address, P. O. Lock Box L
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
District Attorney Twenty-seventh Judicial
District. Office in Nicholls avenue, opposite
Courthouse. Prompt attention paid to collec- a
tions and civil business.
CALEB C. WEBER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Office in Nicholls Avenue, near the Courthouse,
B N. SIMS,
Office in Chetimaches street, opposite Court
CARPENTER AND BUILDER.
W C. HAZLIP,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER. F
All work neatly executed. Plans and Estimates
CONVENT, ST. JAMES PARISH, LA.
Best quality cigars at prices that defy competi
tion. Write for samples and prices.
DONAI DSONVILLE NEWS CO., Mrs. L. M.
Turner, Manager, Railroad Avenue, op
posite the postoffice. News and Illustrated
pasers, Books, Stationery, Pens, Ink, etc.
ubseriptions taken for all Leading American
KjENIEDY & SULLIVAN,
MANUFACTURERS OF MOSS
COLLARS AND PADS
Prices defy competition, with guarantee
of satisfaction or money refunded.
Address: C'are Landry & Low
ery Co.. Ltd.,
DONA LyDLSON VILLE, LA.
H. P. O.
For sale by druggists and
M. A. HARGRODER
Price, $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 HANDSOMELY FURNISHED THROUGHOUT "
LARGE SAMPLE ROOM FOR DRUMMERS
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Dr. Sheard floore
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE
brle Street, Coent Donaldsonville, La.
Dealer in High-Grade Kentucky Horses :: Phone 227
/o Men's - Youths' - Boys' Q%
lft "Netter 6 Co.
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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. ya
Call on or address
Gonzales Bros., - - Gonzales, La.
S. GOETTE. PRESIDENT-MANAGER. JAS. FORTIER, SECRETARY-TREASURER.
DONALDSONVILLE ICE COMPANY, LIMITED.
ICE, BEER, COLD STORAGE. -
4 ._CAPACITY, 30 TONS DAILY.
MIssISsrPPI STREET, OPPOSITE MARKET. TELEPHONE NO. 73.
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 ANHEDSER-BUSCH BREWING ASSOCIATION'S celebrated
KEG and BOTTLE BEERS, (FAUST, ANHETSER, BOOK AND PALE IN KEGS, EXQUISITE, BCD.
WEISER, ANNEUSER AND BAVARIAN IN BOTTLES), which can be furnished in quantities to suit.
Orders left at the factory or addressed through the l)onaldsonville postotfice, will receive
orompt ard careful attention. Satisfaction always fully guaranteed.
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H. ABRAHAM M. LEMANN
E0 H. AB AM & CO. 00
Llberal Advances Made on Consigmoents
218 and 218 Daronnea treet, New Orleans, Louisiana
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S1he "'King" Moss Collars
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, - c- " " 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 n.tice. Old Moss Collars taken in ex
change for new ones. DENNIS CAhbARD, Barton. La.
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AROUND THE STATE.
Items ot Interest Culled From the
Boll Weevil Advances to Within Twenty
HMiles of the Mississippi-Court of Law
Orders Dnstruction of Railroad
Trestle with Dynamite.
A progressive union was organized
at Abita Springs with more than fifty
The annual convention of the Bap
tist Women's Missionary Union was
held at Lake Charles.
The town council of New Iberia re
fused to adopt a resolution permitting
skating on public sidewalks.
Grain exports from New Orleans
during the month of October aggre
gated mote than two million bushels.
Louisiana had $1,424,702.15 on de
posit with her several fiscal agencies
at the beginning of business on Nov. 1.
The Farmers' Union of Louisiana
proposes to erect a state central ware
house at Winnfield at a cost of $25,000.
Arthur Sorbet, aged 15 years, was
accidentally killed by his 8-year-old
brother while the boys were hunting
Waiter Taylor, a young white man
wanted in Winn parish to answer to
a charge of criminal assault, was ar
rested at Floyd.
Dr. C. C. Ellis, of Philadelphia,
Pa., will conduct teachers' institutes
throughout Louisiana during the ap
The recently organized Union Bank
and Trust Company, of Monroe, began
business Monday morning with a
paid-up capital of $100,000.
Robert Allen, a white man, made
two attempts to commit suicide by cut
ting his throat at DeQuincy, but was
intercepted on both occasions.
Gerac Bros.' cotton warehouse at
Lafayette was destroyed by fire, to
gether with 30 bales of unginned cot- Q
ton, entailing a loss of $2000.
According to the opinion of officials
connected with the state department of
education, a parish superintendent is s1
not required to be a qualified elector.
A number of prominent Methodist ct
women propose to build a dormitory s
at Ruston for the free use of poor girls a
attending the Louisiana Industrial ft
It might be necessary for shippers ti
to resort to the employment of tramp ti
steamers in order to secure a reduction S
of the rate on cotton exported from b
New Orleans. at
Mrs. Edgar Wilson Nye, widow of It
"Bill" Nye, the noted American hu- It
morist, died at the home of her son-in- ii
law, E. A. Pharr, near Morgan City, ft
aged 56 years. b
Crowley property owners voted al- tl
most unanimously in favor of the prop- st
osition to issue bonds to the amount ci
of $100,000 for works of public im- ii
John O. Guy, a well-known young
millwright of New Orleans, was killed
by a fall from a Mississippi Valley
train near Kenner, while en route to
she latter place.
The Murphy-Kramer Construction
Co., of New Orleans, was awarded the
contract for constructing Lafayette's
proposed new high school building,
which is to cost $46,000.
The cotton boll weevil has advanced
to within twenty miles of the Missis
sippi river, a number of the insects
having been discovered near Harrison
burg, Catahoula parish.
A bull wrecked a passenger train on
the New Orleans and Northwestern
Railroad near Rayvilie, Richland
parish. The trainmen and passengers
miraculously escaped injury.
The merchants of New Orleans will
make a determined fight to prevent the
passage of the ordinance authorizing
city health officials to confiscate and
;, destroy articles of food unfit for use.
Approximately $9000 has been con
tributed to the fund being raised for
ad ,the purpose of presenting the battle
r: ship Louisiana with a magnificent
ye silver service. About $3000 more is
Thomas Brady, the white man con
victed of criminally assaulting a
young white woman near Lecompte
several weeks ago, will be legally exe
cuted at Alexandria on the 7th of De
A trestle forty-five feet in length
spanning Petite Canal, on the Southern
Pacific's Iberia-Vermilion branch line,
was blown up with dynamite, pursuant
to a court order, in order to permit a
dredgeboat to complete the waterway,
which will compete with the railroad
as a common carrier.
John R. Ghbens sold his extensive
Golden Ranch sugar plantation in
Lafourche parish to C. R. Ash, of
Duluth, Minn.. for $500,000. The deal
involves 24,000 acres of land, of which
3500 are under cultivation, a large
proportion of the remainder being
taken up with valuable cypress
The Sea and Aetna insurance com
panies were awarded damages amount
ing to $55,501.92 against the Vicksburg,
Shreveport and Pacific Railroad as
a result of the destruction by fire of
nearly 2000 bales of cotton and a big
warehouse at Arcadia, caused by
sparks from a passing locomotive.
The railroad was awarded damages to
the amount of $4375 against the Insur
ance Company of North America and
the Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Com
your tongue to
and tlM k in the glass-.you will see the effect-.
You can't help puckering-it makes you pucker
to think of tasting it.
By the use of so called 'cheap Baking
IPowders you-take this puckering, injurious Alum
a right minto "yur system--you injure digestion
iUa Ltin. your. stomach,
L R-`pas m t frorn pure, refined Grape Cream of Tart -Costsmore
than.Alumbut you have the profit of quality, the profit ofood healthL
CANAL .NE LETTER.
Queer Customs and Sights Prevail in Dis
tant Panama and Colombia-Rus
sian Immigrants Arriving.
Special Correspondence of The Chief.
Panama still posseses many queer
customs and sights that as yet do not
seem normal to Americans of as much
as two years' residence, and Colombia
far outclasses Panama in this respect.
There is quite a difference between
the native country huts and those of
the backwoodsmen of the United
States. In Panama carpenters build
backwards or downwards, first con
structing a framework for the roof and
laying over this a quantity of palm
leaves which are held in place by a
little weaving and many props; next a
four-cornered row of reeds and bam
boo sticks is driven into the ground,
thus forming the walls and making a
structure somewhat resembling a
chicken coop built by a boy, only a
little larger-about 10 or 12 feet
square. No floor is provided other
than the bare ground, and for a bed a
pile of leaves does duty, although a
few of the more industrious natives
provide hammocks. In constructing
frame houses in the cities the native
carpenters build the roof first and the
Far-off Russia has contributed its
share to Panama's oddities. I noticed
in the morning paper that Panama was
encouraging industrious Russian im
migrants to settle in its territory in
order to develop some of its agricul
tural resources-an excellent idea.
Shortly afterwards, while crossing the
Isthmus one Sunday morning, at one of
the interior towns I noticed more than
a hundred of the most woe-begone, di
lapidated specimens of humanity that
it is possible for the world to pro
duce, and these I was told were Rus
sian immigrants. About half of them
were to board the train' and I was re
lieved when I saw they were confining
themselves to the second-class coaches.
Their leave-taking, while quite affec
tionate, was still more amusing. "Mid
dle-aged men would embrace each
other with both arms in a lion's grip
and then proceed to exchange linger
ing, "spluttering' kisses. Then for the
trainmen to get them separated and
into the proper cars was an ordeal
similar to dividing a herd of cattle.
The cotton plant as it grows in Pan
ama is quite different from thaL in the
States. This zone having no frosts,
the plant continues to grow from year
to year, in the course of a few years
attaining the size of an orchard tree,
and in place of the cotton patch as
seen in the States we have orchards of
white-topped trees that produce a non
The lottery drawing presents a very
novel sight. The office of the lottery
company is located in the most promi
nent part of the city, and the drawing
takes place every Sunday at 10 a. m.
The capital prize is never less than
$3000 in gold, consequently many tick
ets must be provided, yet so great is
the interest taken that nearly all of the
tickets are disposed of every week.
For two hours before the drawing
takes place several hundred natives
throng the lottery entrance and, viewed
from the outside, the hall has the ap
pearance of a congested bee hive. On
a high table in the center of the hall is
a revolving spherical wire cage about
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THE WORLD'S NEWS.
Flashes of the Telegraph Wires From
Near and Far,.
Battalion of Negro Troops which Partlci
pated in Brownsville Raee Biot Dis
missed from the Army--Chicago
Bank Wreckers Sentenced.
French priests are seeking employ
w ment in the professions.
Two women were executed at Cron
stadt, Russia, for conspiring against
The annual convention of the Na
tional Nut Growers' Association was
held at Scranton, Miss.
A mutinous outbreak of several
hundred British sailors occurred at
Two ,iorkmen were killed by the
burstink of a fly-wheel in a candy
factory at Nashville, Tenn.
Medical men of Washington, D. C.,
are experimenting with cold tea as a
remedy for typhoid fever.
At Mobile, Ala., Charles Williams,
a negro, was sentence4 to ten years'
imprisonment for stealing chickens.
Statistics prepared by the depart
ment of commerce and labor show a
decrease in American exports of cot
Dr. Edwin E. Beeman, one of the
largest manufacturers of chewing gum
in the United States, died at Cleve
A hospital ambulance was struck by
a street car in New York city and two
patients and a doctor were severely
The, battleship Virginia was rammed
by a passenger steamer off Norfolk,
Va., and several of her guns were
Will Robinson, the negro who re
cently murdered the sheriff of Coving
ton county, Miss., was captured in
Former members of the Vermont
state cattle commission were indicted
for alleged implication in the sale of
Fire at Hillsboro, Texas, destroyed
the block occupied by the C. F. Gra
ham dry goods company, causing a
loss of $175,000.
Three delegates from the British
Cotton Spinning Association arrived
at New York and will study cotton
farming in the south.
At the close of business Oct. 31,
1906, the national debt, less cash in
the treasury, amounted to $952,171,364,
a decrease of $2,074,829 for the month.
Great damage was caused by a gale
along the coasts of Nova Scotia, New
Brunswick, Cape Breton and Prince
Edward Islands. Several vessels were
The battalion of negro troops which
participated in the recent race riot
at Brownsville, Texas, was dismissed
from the army in disgrace by order of
Alex Walker, the first of fifty-eight
negroes to be brought to trial at
Atlanta, Ga., for the murder of Police
man J. L. Heard, was convicted and
sentenced to the penitentiary for life.
Paul O. Stensland, former president
of the °Milwaukee Avenue State Bank,
of Chicago, and Henry W. Herring,
cashier of the same institution, were
sentenced to indeterminate terms in
the Illinois penitentiary for embezzle
ment and forgery, which resulted in
the wrecking of the bank.
NEW ORLEANS LETTER.
Hagenbeck's Circus Comes to Town and the
Big and Little Children Have the Time
of Their Lives--Generous Dona
tion to Charity Hospital.
New Orleans, La., Nov. 7, 1901.
Staff Correspondence of The Chief.
Attention, all you littlest readers of
The Chief, be se the beginning of
this letter is ~fneant entirely for you
and I want you to be sure lo read it
or in the event that you can't read, to
ask your mammas and papas to read
it to you (!) You see, I am going to
t tell you all about the great Hagen
beck circus which came to town this
week. To begin with, such an ex
citing spectacle as the parade which
took place Monday forenoon you
never saw in all your small years,
and the big tents which were pitched
in the green, sunny wilderness of
Audubon Park near the Hurst street
entrance were enough to fill you with
exuberant joy and fire your youthful
imagination with visions of the won
derful things that were bound to
happen on the inside of the great
domes of canvas. I must tell you that
I went to Monday afternoon's per
formance with a pair of young hope
fuls whose cheeks were like June roses
and whose eyes were ablaze with ex
citement. My but those kids were
overcome. But wouldn't you have
been, too, if you had entered a mighty
tent surrounding five enormous rings
with something splendid happening In
each at one and the same time?-where
more clowns than you- could possibly
count were constantly running, tum
bling and doing-funny stunts?-where
lions and bears and leopards and
elephants and wild-cats and tigers and
camels and dogs and pigs-yes, in
deed, every-day, common-place pork
ers-were doing all sorts of wonder
ful tricks? "I'm 'Alice in Wonder
land'!" shrieked one of my two small
companions, dancing in a delight
which nearly sent her careening be
tween the spaces of the seats in the
grand stand, "and oh, Ella, look at
that pretty circus la4s wif the pink
legs. Do you fink she have stockings
on?" "Hol" essayed the boy kid
with his tiny ch* expanded at least a
quarter of an inch and looking ex
traordinarily like a healthy young
0puter pigeon, "If zat big w'lte bear
bweaks outern hiv cage I will hit 'im
wiv my fis' and kill 'ima dead," which
grandiloquent threat was followed by
a howl of fear as an infinitesimal fox
terriereheaded towards our portion of
the grand stand. We had a great
time, we did. There were chariot and
other kinds of races, trapeze perform
ancesenogh to make your spine creep;
bareback riding andaremarkable feats
of strength, wild Indians and a band
of Hindoos, brown of body and nearly
nude, and in short, more things than
I could possibly tell you of in a week's
time. The Hagenbeck shows continued
up to Wednesday, and thousands upon
thousands of people attended the two
big performan es which were given
The New Orleans Progressive Union
I had a big time Monday celebrating
the sanitary revolution of this city,
t the chief feature of the celebration be
the making of physical sewerage con
nection between the city main and the
headquarters of the organization.
Speeches were made by prominent of
ficials and other citizens In which New
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