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THE DONALDSON VILLE CHIER
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VOL. XXXVI. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1906. NO. 17.
LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
HOTELS AND SALOONS.
82.00 a Day House
F. ROGGE, - - Proprietor.
S. D. GIANELLONI, Day Cler1.
Wa. ROGGE, fight Clerk.
Headquarters for Commercial
'Bus and Porter to and From all Trains.
Mississippi Street, Near Wharf,
DONALDSONVILLE. LO ULiIANA.
P. O. Box 76. Telephone 30.
THE WELCOME CAFE I
Railroad Avenue and lberville Street,
LARGE Billiard and Pool Room, Music Hall,
Picture Gallery and other facilities for
amusement and convenience of natrous. A
choice supply of Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco. etc.
DRS afes45 IJ0 *tit(OEltIE} , Etc.
KLINE. corner Crescent Place and Hou
* mas street, dealear in l)ry Goods. Notions,
Boots anu Shoes, Groceries, Provisions, Corn
Qats and Bran.
E K. SimS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office in Houmas street, adjoining the Ascension
Club. Telephone SO.
DR. T. H. HANSON.
Railroad avenue. between Claibrrne and Ope
lousas streets. Telephone 240.
DR J. D. HANSON.
D OFFICE AND RESIDENCE:
Leasard street, between Nicholls avenue and
iberville street. Telephone 54.
DR. PAUL T. THIBODAUX.
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE:
Mississippi street, near Catholic Church.
Otice Hours: 11 a. m. to G p. m.
DR. CLARENCE GOETTE,
Office in Railroad avenue, adjoining Goette's
Shoe Sit.,e. Telephone 36.
J J. LECH.L,
Corner Railroad and Nicholls avenues,
Purest and freshest of Drugs, Chemicals and
Patent Medicines always in stuck. Trusses.
Bandages, Soaps, Perfuniory, Brushes, Combs, I
Smokers' materials, etc. Physicians' prescrip
tions carefully componude I at aLt hours, day or
night. Telephone 1.-2
Office in Opelousas Street, opposite Courthouse
ATTORNEYS AND NOTARIES
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office with It. J. Chauvin, in Railroad avenue,
opposite Ascension High School.
B J. VEGA,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY 1
Office with R. McCulloh, corner Railroad and
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Offiae and residence, corner Railroad and Nicbh
Practices in all the courts of Louisiana, both .
State and Federal. Address, P. O. Lock Box S.
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
District Attorney Twenty-seventh Judicial 4
District. Office in Nicholls avenue, opposite
Courthouse. Prompt attention paid to collec- I
tions and civil business.
CALEB C. WEBlER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Office In Nicholls avenue, near the Courthouse,
Ofice in Chetimaches street, opposite Court
CARPENTER AND BUIILDEKt.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
All workc neatly executed. Plans end estimates
DONALDSON VILLE, LA.
DONAL'SONVILLE NEWS CO., Mrs. L. M.
1 Turaer, Manager. Railroad avenue, op
posite the postotlice. News and Illustrated
papers, Books, Stationery, Pens, Ink, etc.
Subscriptions taken for all Leading American
KENNEDY & SULLIVAN,
MANUFACTURERS OF MOSS
COLLARS AND PADS
Prices defy competition, with guarantee
of satisfaction or mosey refunded.
Address: ('are Landry & Low
ery Co., Ltd.,
DONA JDSOY VILLE, LA.
LE receive daily large quantities of
Turkeys and will be pleased to
quote prices by mrail or wire on any
quantity desired for the Holidays.
Prices are extremely low as the Turkey
crop is enormous. This is the largest
market and we are prepared to fill orders
at any time. We also handle Chickens
and Fresh Eggs and are prepared to
supply them at all times. Please drop
us a line when you want any. We guar
antee prompt attention and lowest rul
H. Goodman & Co.
Poultry and Eggs
226 Poydras St., New Orleans
Dr. Sheard floore
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE- Dnlsnil a
er nE Caonvent Donaldsonville, La.
Dealer in High-Grade Kentucky Horses :: Phone 227
GLANCE OVER THE LIST. YOU'LL SURELY
FIND SOMETHING YOU'D ENJOY
Faucq Pork BodiinU Pork
MIortadella Sai saqe Corned Beef
Arles Sanusae Pigs' Feet
Pork S n .Sa ae Jfackerel
e fcihatel Cheese Tripe
Swiss Cheese Piq Tongue
Jrick Cheese New ,Syrup
OH AS. MAURIN'S
rnFAMOUS BLUE STORE
em - -
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. 'y vi
Call on or address
Gonzales Bros., - - Gonzales, La.
1Horses and Mules
* Blue Grass Stables :.
Ed. C. Wathen, Proprietor
Mire Cane Cart Loader
The Best, Simplest and Cheapest
Interchangeable llule and Gasoline Power
Strong, Durable and Efficient
Boom Swings Automatically
Grapple Controlled from Platform and
Automatic in Operation
Third Successful Season in the Field
Prices and Full Particulars Upon Application
J. C. Mire Implement Co., Ltd.
210 South Peters Street - - New Orleans, La.
H. ABRAHAM I. LEXANN
E JJ -. ABR AEIA M wi CO0.lI
41 Commission Merchants...
Llberal Advances Made on Coasignmenta
216 and 218 Baronne Street, New Orleana, Louisiana
AROUND THE STATE.
Items of Interest Culled From the
Oil in Paying Quantities Struck Near Cov.
ington-Hungarian Colonists to Is
sue a Newspaper Printed in
Their Own Language.
Two men, a Mexican and a negro,
were injured in a band-car collision
at Lake Charles.
Fire in the Italian section of Lutcher
destroyed eleven buildings, causing a
loss of about $8000.
The Lake Charles city council in
creased the minimum liquor license
fruin $1000 to $1250.
The police jury of Bienville parish
adopted an ordinance fixing the liquor
license for 1907 at $5000.
Oil in paying quantities was struck
near Covington and property prices
are soaring in consequence.
Made despondent by a lecture from
the mayor for gambling, Louis Staf
ford committed suicide at Abbeville by
Percy McCain, aged 18, walked off a
fire escape at a Shreveport theater
and sustained injuries from which he
died a few hours later.
Daniel Gillion, an engineer on a
Kansas City Southern train, was blown
from his cab and seriously injured by
the bursting of a steam pipe.
Dr. C. H. Irion, president of the
Louisiana State Board of Health, was
elected president of the Tuberculosis
Congress which met at New York.
Togar Jackson, a New Iberia negro,
was murdered by his 14-year-old son,
Duke Jackson, because he had com
pelled the child to go to work.
A. Wilbert's Sons, of Plaquemine,
purchased from John Hill 1040 acres
of timber land in West Baton Rouge
parish, for which they paid $50,000.
A party of English spinners passed
through north Louisiana on a tour of
inspection of cotton. farms on which
they propose to raise their own cotton.
Rufus iMvurff, a rice farmer living
near Crowley, committed suicide by
blowing out his brains with a32-calibre
pistol. No cause for his rash act is
Antoine Domingue, a negro bearing t
an excellent reputation, was murdered y
at Carencro by a band of whitecaps
who were out holding up and robbing
J. M. Whiler, a section foreman on 1
the Louisiana and Arkansas Railroad, I
was run over and instantly killed by 1
a freight engine while measuring the I
tracks at Minden.
Mrs. J anie Coyle suicided in a New
Orleans boarding-house because her
husband had deserted her, just before ]
a letter was delivered from him seek
ing a reconciliation.
In a free fight between negroes at i
Many, Stanton Brewster, a white by
stander, was shot and killed. So far
it has been impossible to determine I
who did the shooting.
Columbus Horton, a young white
farmer residing near Coushatta, com- I
mitted suicide by shooting himself with
a shotgun. He left a note saying he
was unable to care for his wife and
children, and requesting his friends to
Hungarians composing a colony
near Hammond will issue a newspaper I
printed in their native language for
the purpose of presenting to theirfellow
countrymen in the large cities and the
old country the advantages offered by
Louisiana to immigrants.
Charles Alexander, a negro des
perado, shot and instantly killed Cecil
Chatelain, son of a prominent white
planter, near Marksville, while pur
suing a negro named Lindsay whom
Alexander had fatally wounded. The
assassin escaped, but a posse is in pur
suit and a lynching will probably
take place if he is captured.
By my scientific method I accurately
measure the errors of refraction. My
system is not an experiment. My
knowledge of the eye and of rays of
light enable me to determine precisely
the kind of glasses you should wear.
Don't take chances. Come and see
me. FRED. LINDE, Donaldsonville.
For over sixty years doctors
have endorsed Ayer's Chertry
Pectoral for coughs, colds,
weak lungs, bronchitis, con
sumption. You can trust a
medicine the best doctors ap
prove. Then trust this the next
time you have a hard cough.
The best kind of a testimonial
"Sold for over sixty years."
Made Z. 3.0. Ayer Co., Lowell, Mass.
Also manufacturers of
q ers :e.
We have no secrets! We publish
the formunas of all our medicines.
Ayer's Pills keep the bowels regular.
All vegetable and gently laxative.
TO GUARD 'SHIPS against the unseen dangers at sea,
the United States Government maintains lighthouses.
To guard your home against the un.
seen dangers of food products, the Govern
M.enit h enacted a pure food law. The
Ir l ;w compes t manufacturers of baking
pow der to print the ingredients on the
label of each cans
The Goverzuuent has made the label your protection
so that you can voidalum-read it careftlly, if it does wt
say pure cream of tartar hand it back and
ROYAL is a pure, cream of tartar baking powder-a pure
S product of grates--aids the dehtiow- adds to the health
i _ YK fahunes of food.
NEW ORLEANS LETTER.
f Mannerisms of Stage Stars-A Canine Mail
Messenger-Rig Lift for the Doll
and Toy Fund-Tulane's
Hard Luck, Etc.
y New Orleans, La., Nov. 28, 1906.
e Staff Correspondence of The Chief.
s It is interesting to note the manner
isms of famous actors and actresses,
h and when some of the peculiar char
d acteristics which distinguish bright,
5 particular stars become familiar to
P you, to watch these assert themselves
from season to season in whatever
n plays the aforesaid bright particulars
, happen to be starring. Richard Mans
y field struts; John Drew thrusts his
e head forward and up and tugs at his
collar as if it were uncomfortable;
N William Faversham scratches his left
r eyebrow with his right-hand thumb;
e Ethel Barrymore shrugs her shoul
ders; Lulu Glaser strides and laughs
like a bottle filling up; William H.
ýt Crane pushes out his under lip, and
Stella Mayhew brushes back the hair
,r over her left temple with a swift, grace
e ful motion of her hand. They all have
their distinguishing marks-the big
e stars as well as the lesser lights-and
i- these little peculiarities never fail to
h crop out, be the play tragedy, comedy
e or the happy medium of serio-comedy.
d There is a great, splendid looking
0 collie with a home somewhere in
Prytania street midway between State
Y and Canal who is not only handsome
r to behold, but acts that way as well.
r He answers the postman's whistle
W every mail hour and comes racing
e merrily out to the front to get the mail.
Y He and the postman seem to be on the
best of terms, and some cheery greet
1- ing always passes between them-a
ii smile and a "good morning" from
.e Uncle Sam's official, and a deal of
ý- barking and tail-wagging from the
2 dog. Then the mail is handed over
1e the fence, and the collie travels hot
r- foot back to the house with letters and
Y papers held securely in his mouth. It
is safe to surmise that every day is
y that dog's day in the particular house
Y hold that aflords him shelter.
-f A check for $450, representing the
y profits of the first grand symphony
r. orchestral concert at the French opera
te house Sunday night, together with an
individual contribution of Director
Henry Russell of the San Carlo opera
troupe, was sent to the Times-Demo
crat's doll and toy fund, and is the
largest single contribution which has
yet been made towards the great
Local teachers have received in
structions to repress all raffles and
movements of like character in the
public schools as a result of criti
cisms and objections raised by several
churches of the city.
John P. Moore, a pioneer in the
wholesale grocery and cotton compress
business in New Orleans, died here
Sunday morning after an illness of
many weeks. The remains were laid
to rest in the family vault in Wash
ington cemetery Monday morning.
It has been said that the winter con
certs which proved such an attraction
at Audubon Park last season will be
renewed this season.
Fire which started in the Reimann
sash, door and blind factory in Bau
din and Lopez streets destroyed $86,825
worth of property. Sixteen buildings,
mostly cottages, were totally burned
r. and many others damaged. There
Continued on Eighth Page.
THE WORLD'S NEWS. E
Flashes of the Telegraph Wires From
Near and Far.
President of Mormon Church Fined for
Unlawful Co-habitation-Geologists 0
Declare this Country has Coal 8
Enough for Centuries. 0
American capitalists have organized C
a syndicate to build railways in L
The French schoolship Algeciras
was destroyed by fire in the harbor of 0
A riot growing out of the strike of
street railway employees occurred at
The British soap trust was forced to
suspend business owing to popular
The French chamber of deputies au
thorized the construction of six new
Cotton mill employees at Fall River,
Mass., were granted a ten per cent in- h
crease in wages.
FivePhiladelphia ice dealers pleaded s
guilty to the charge of ,,conspiring to
raise prices. a
Mme. Emma Calve, the noted singer, a
is engaged to marry Eugene Higgins,
a New York millionaire.
The coasting steamer J. H. Jones c
foundered off Cape Cocker, Ontario,
and all on board were drowned.
George W. Cable, the novelist, was
married at Philadelphia to Miss Eva c
C. Stevenson of Lexington, Ky.
Fire at Columbia, Miss., destroyed
the plant of the Columbia Cotton Oil
Company, causing a loss of $50,000.
Walter Clark, president of the Mis
sissippi Cotton Association, estimates
the 1906 cotton crop at 11,984,525 bales.
Officials of the United States Geo
logical Survey assert that there is
enough coal in this country to last for
A conference of southern educators,
called by President Edwin A. Alder
man of the University of Virginia,
was held at Charlottesville.
The supply of fuel at Carlsbad, N. t
M., became exhausted and the resi
dents of the town were forced to burn
bacon to keep from freezing. C
Joseph Smith, president of the Mor
mon church, pleaded guilty to a charge
of unlawful co-habitation and was
fined $300 at Salt Lake City.
The grand jury at Austin, Texas,
returned an indictment against H.
Clay Pierce, president of the Waters
Pierce Oil Company, charging him
A passenger train on the Southern
Railroad ran into an open or plit
switch at Winona, Miss.,. and was
wrecked, one man being killed and a
score of other persons injured.
Willis Moore, chief of te United
States weather bureau, was repri
manded by order of President Roose
velt for advising a printer to pay cer
tain strike assessments levied by the
- Typographical Union.
The New York Central Railroad and i
the American Sugar Refining Com
pany, respectively convicted of grant
ing and accepting rebates, were fined
$18,000 each in the United Slates cir
c cuit court at New York. There were
two counts in the indictment against
I the railroad, a fine of $108,000 having
previously been imposed on the first
BATTLE OF MANSFIELD.
Capt. S A. Poche Writes Interesting Ac.
count of Memorable Struggle and
Tells of Part Taken by the
The following account of the battle
of Mansfield, fought on April 8, 1864,.
appeared in last Sunday's Picayune
over the signature of Capt. S. A.
Poche, of Donaldsonville, the gallant
commander of Company B, Eighteenth
Louisiana Regiment, C. S. A.:
"The Eighteenth Louisiana. Regi
ment and the Yellow Jacket Battalion,
consolidated with the Twenty-eighth
Louisiana Regiment and the Crescent
Louisiana Regiment, formed General
Mouton's brigade. My company, B,
was the right company of the Eight
eenth Regiment. At about 9 a. in. on
the day of the fight we were already in
line to .the left of Sabine road, lq
front of the pine woods, but soon
after we had to move further to:the
left to make room for more Infantry.
We marched in columns by four left,
in front, Colonel Armant leading the
head of the column. The columns
soon entered a patch of woods project
ing in front of the pines and covering,
maybe, one half acre. My company
and Captain Jenkins' company were
yet in open field.
"While so marching, the enemy's
cavalry charged and fired on us, think
ing that we would retreat, but as I
knew that we intended to give battle,
and seeing that the enemy was yet
charging, I ordered my men to load,
prime and keep ready. Captain Jen
kins, seeing me load, loaded also.
"Hardly had we loaded when Gen
eral Mouton, who was in the pines
back of us with General Taylor, came
out alongside of me and said to me:
'Captain, those are Yankees!' I an
swered, 'Yes! I know It, and am
loaded!' He then ordered me to give
them a volley. I cameito a halt and
front, and gave the command to fire.
My eighty-six muskets made only one
report, and about thirty of the enemy
dropped to the ground.
"General Mfouton hurrahed and said
the Eighteenth was the first to draw
blood. The balance of the enemy
faced about and retreated to their lines
on a run. Captain Jenkins' company
fired in their backs, 'but no one ,was
"Colonel Armant came on a run to
find out who had given the order to
fire. Captain Jenkins answered that
as I had fired, he thought he-would fire
" We came to a halt and front; this
was between the hours of 9 and 10 a. m.
Colonel Armant soon ordered me to
deploy my company in front to cover
the regiment. Soon after the enemy
also sent out a line of skirmishers.
The enemy's line was back of a rail
fence. At 4 p. in.,, about, Colonel
Armant sent his orderly to order ie
to drive back the enemy's skirmishers,
and this was done at double-quick
time. They had repeating rifles 'and
gave us a hot fire, but we drove them
in at a run, nobody being hurt.
"I halted on their lines and looked
back and saw another company com*
ing at double-quick time. It was Cap
tain Field, of the Crescent Regiment,
with his company. He reported to me
that he had been sent to re-enforce me.
Looking back I saw the whole of our
infantry line coming at double-quick
Continued on EKfhth Pamw.