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THE DONALDSONVILLE CHIEF.
A Wide-Awake Home Neywspaper---Published Every Saturday---Subscription Price, $2 a Year.
VOL. XXXVI. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1906. NO. 19.
LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
HOTELS AND SALOONS.
$2.00 a Day House
F. ROGGE, - - Proprietor.
B. D. GIANELLONI, Day Clerk.
Wx. RoGoE, Night Clerk.
Headquarters for Commercial
'Bus and Porter to and From all Trains.
Mississippi Street, Near Wharf,
P. O. Box 76. Telephone 30.
THRE WELO AE CAPFE
Railroad Avenue and Iberville Street,
TARGE Billiard and Pool Room, Music Hall,
Picture Gallery and other facilities for
amusement and convenience of patrons. A
choice supply of Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco, etc.
DRY GOODS. (CItOCERIIES, Etc.
SKLINE, corner Crescent Place and Hon
* mas street, dealear in Dry Goods, Notions,
Boots and Shoes, Groceries, Provisions, Corn
Oats and Bran.
E. ]K. SITs,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office in Houmas street, adjoining the Ascension
Club. Telephone 90.
DR. T. :.:. HANSON.
Railroad avenue, between Claiborne and Ope
lousas streets. Telephone 240.
DR. J. D. HANSON.
OFFICE AND RESIDENCEOB:
Lessard street, between Nicholls avenue and
Iberville street. Telephone 54.
DR. PAUL T. THIBODAUX.
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE:
Mississippi street, near Catholic Church.
Office Hours : 11 a. m. to 2 p. m.
DR~ CLARENCE GOETTE.
Oflce in Railroad avenue, adjoining Goette's
Shoe Store. Telephone 36.
Corner Railroad and Nicholls avenues,
Parest and freshest of Drugs, Chemicals and
Patent Medicines always in stock. Trusses,
Sasl*iges, Soaps, Perfumery, Brushes, Combs,
Smokers' materials, etc. Physicians' prescrip
t acarefully compounde i at alt hours, day or
pigl.. Telephone 95-2
I RICHARD AMELANCON,
Office in Opelousas Street, opposite Courthouse
ATTORNEYS AND NOTARIES
N 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 and residence, corner Railroad and Nich.
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
bistrict. Office in Nicholls avenue, opposite
Courthouse. Prompt attention paid to collec
.tions and civil business.
AALEB C. WEBER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Office in Nicholls avenue, near the Courthouse,
R N. SIMS,
Office in Chetimaches street, opposite Court
CARPENTER AND BUILDER.
W C. HAZLIP,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
All work neatly executed. Plans and estimates
-TONALDSONVILLE NEWS CO., Mrs. L. M.
O.D Turner, Manager. Railroad avenue, op
posite the postoffice. 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 money refunded.
Address: Care Landry & Low
ery Co., Ltd.,
DONALDSON VILLE, LA.
W B receive daily large quantities of
SdTurkey Es and. will be pleased to
Squote prices tby mail or wire on any
quantity desired for the Holidas).
rces are xtremely low as the Turkey
Scrop is enormous. This is the largest
market and we are prepared to fill orders
atany time, We also handle Chickens
and Fresh Eggs and are prepared to
Ssupply them at as times. Please drop
us.a line when you want any. We guar
antaeerompt attention and lowest rul
ing prices r
Poultry and Eggs
2 26Poydras St., New Orleans
j Dr. Sheard floorei
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE
Iberville Street, near Convent Donaldsonvile, La.
Dealer in High-Grade Kentucky Horses :: Phone 227
I Per Cent Paid on
The earning capacity of money hav
ing increased during the past few
months, we have decided to give our
Savings Depositors a corresponding
advantage, and we therefore take
pleasure in announcing to you that
we have increased our rate of interest
on Savings Deposits to Four Per Cent
Send us your check, a postoffice
money order or an express order and
start an account. :: :: ::
PEOPLE'S SAVINGS, TRUST
AND BANKING COMPANY wy
OPPOSITE THE POSTOFFICE ....... NEW ORLEANS
ESTABLISHED 37 YEARS
Capital Stock, $500,000 Surplus, $100,000
Everything and Anything I
Ascension Lumber Yard
C. M. ODILL - - - - MANAGER
Prices and Quality Right °1
Mire Cane Cart Loader
The Best, Simplest and Cheapest
Interchangeable flule 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.
ESTABLISHED 184'7 PURELY MUTUAL
The Pesnn Mutual
Life Insraizrce Co.
JOHN R. FELL
FOURTH FLOOR, MACHECA BUILDING, NEW ORLEANS
R. N. SLATOR, LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE, DONALDSONVILLE, LA.
BANK of WHITECASTLE,
T. J. CrAY, Pres.; A. DAIGLE, Vice Pres.; F. S. BRows, Cashier
DIaRECTORS: L. M. Soniat, Geo. R. Murrell, Dr. A. A. Allain,
Louis Hebert, A. Daigle, S. Levy and T. J. Clay.
OFFERS to depositors every facility consistest with legitimate and safe banking. Issues
Jdomestic exchange available anywhere in the United States and draws drafts on principal
I ?5he "King" Moss Collars
- FIT BETTER-WEAR BETTER-LAST LONGER
SDelivered at any station or landing at the following pi fees:
Open Bottom Moss Collars with Canvas Ends, per dozen, $10. 8
Plain Moss Collars, - - - " 7.20
r Moss Riding Saddle Pads, - - - " " 15.
Moss Pack Saddle Pads, - . " " 5.
SThese 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 shortnntice. Old Moss Collars taken in ex
change for new ones. DEKIS CASSARBD, Barton. La.
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AROUND THE STATE.
Items of Interest Culled From the
Lake Charles Council Establishes a Prece
dent in Municipal Legislation in
A strike of street railway employees
occurred at Monroe.
The annual state conference of the
Methodist church was held at Shreve
Small oil mills in Louisiana are
closing down because of a scarcity of
The town council of Lecompte in
creased the retail liquor license from
$1500 to $2250.
A negro couple were mysteriously
murdered while asleep in their cabin
Will Singleton, a negro who killed
a fellow-black at Bougere recently,
was arrested at Vicksburg, Miss.
A very stringent and comprehensive
anti-gambling ordinance was adopted
by the town council of Abbeville.
Weather experts are of the opinion
that the pending winter will be a com
paratively warm one in this section.
The board of curators of the Louisi
ana state museum organized and took
charge of the property of the museum.
The North Louisiana Cotton Plant
ers' Association, in session at Shreve
port, decided to boycott the cotton oil
A Panama merchant declared that
supplies for the isthmus could be pur
chased much cheaper in New Orleans
than in New York.
Representative A. P. Pujo will in
troduce several bills in the national
congress providing for the improve
ment of Louisiana waterways.
An agricultural expert connected
with the Rock Island Railroad will
tour Louisiana and deliver practical
lectures on diversification.
Five arrests were made at Slaughter
in connection with the theft of several
bales of cotton from freight cars on
the Mississippi Valley Railroad.
An attempt was made to wreck a
Southern Pacific passenger train be
tween Patterson and Berwick by piling
a number of crossties on the track.
The Georgetown LumfierColppany
will shortly remove its plant to Tio
ga, having exhausted the timber
supply in the vicinity of Georgetown.
The large freight and passenger
depot of the Louisiana and Arkansas
Railroad at Winnfield was destroyed
by fire, causing a loss of several I
A. O. Sharpe, a veteran bridge
builder, fell from a bridge in course
of construction at Shreveport and
sustained injuries which caused his
death within a few hours.
Thomas Brady, the white man con
victed of criminally assaulting Miss
Laura Warren near Lecompte, Ra
pides parish, was hanged at Alexan
dria Friday of last week.
Owing to the neglect of the Demo
cratic executive committee, a primary
may not be held in Rapides parish for
the purpose of selecting a candidate
for appellate judge.
Ned Ganson, the young son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Ganson, was caught
in the machinery of B. P. Veazle's
sawmill and ginnery at Palmetto, re
ceiving injuries which resulted in his
Mrs. Abraham Kaufman, wife of a
well-known merchant of Rosedale, at
tempted to commit suicide by shooting
herself in the breast with a revolver.
Mrs. Kaufman is a native of Kentucky
and has been married only two months.
The common council of Lake Charles
established a precedent in municipal
legislation in Louisiana by enacting
an ordinance making it unlawful to
keep a woman for immoral purposes
within the city limits, and prescribing
heavy penalties therefor.,
A rice farmer of Calcasieu parish
entered suit against the North Ameri
can Land and Timber Company, owners
of the Farmers' Canal, for damages
amounting to $10,492.88, alleging that
his crop was almost ruined because of
the failure of the defendant company
to supply the proper amount of water
during the irrigating season.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral cer
tainly cures coughs, colds,
bronchitis, consumption. And
it certainly strengthens weak
throats and weak lungs.
There can be no mistake about
this. You know it is true. And
your own doctor will say so.
The best kind of a testimonial
"Sold for over sixty years."
Also manufaoturers of
We have no secrets! We publish
the formulas of all our medicines.
'eep the bowels regular with Ayer'
Pills and thus hasten recovery.
The only excuse for buying anything but
a Pure rape Crem of Tartar Baking
Powder is to save a fewg cents in price.
,]ROYAL costs you a few cents more per can than Alum or Phos
phate of Lime powders,.but it is worth far more than the difference
to keep your biscuits, cakes and pastry free from the iniurious
effects of these cheapening substitutes.
(Continued u're of Alum means permanent injury-to health.
Avoid Alum Ai ents Say plainly
Summary* of Mr. Roosevelt's Annual
Communication to Congress-A Long,
Able and Interesting Document.
As the limited space of The Chief
will not permit the reproduction of the
full text of President Roosevelt's an
nual message to congress, which was
issued Tuesday, Dec. 4, the following
summary is borrowed from the col
umns of our esteemed contemporary,
the New Orleans Times-Demo'crat:
The president again recommends a
law prohibiting contributions to polit
ical campaign funds by corporations,
directly or indirectly.
Pleads for the passage of the bill
giving the government the right to ap
peal on questions of law in criminal
cases, and for a law preventing the
setting aside of judgments on techni
calities where the merits are not af
Urges the enactment of a law to pre
vent the abuse of the power of injunc
tion and defends the proper and tem
perate criticism of judges and their de
Condemns lynchings and the crimes
which lead to lynching; urges orderly
negroes to aid in the punishment of
the criminals of their race; urges
speedy trials in cases of assault, and
favors death sentences in cases of as
sault and attempted assault. Lawless
ness grows by what it feeds upon, and
when mobs begin to lynch for assault
they soon lynch for other crimes. The
two races can never get on until there
is an understanding on the part of
both to make common cause with the
law-abiding citizens against criminals
of any color.
Condemns a policy that would give
to negro public school education only
the money proportionate to the taxes
paid by negroes.
Preachers of discontent in matters of
labor and capital should not be coun
tenanced. Both capital and labor
should have all their rights, but no
more. The election of an unworthy
and sinister agitator on a platform of
violence and hypocrisy is the worst
blow that can be given popular govern
Asks congress to investigate the
conditions of child labor.
Recommends the strengthening of
the employers' liability law.
Would have labor and capital dis
putes investigated and arbitrated by a
Public coal lands should be with
drawn from entry and saved for the
generations to come.
Recommends no legislation on cor
poration regulation until the recently
enacted laws have been given a fair
Favors a graduated inheritance tax
and, if possible, a graduated income
Urges technical and industrial train
ing in the schools and agricultural ed
ucation for the benefit of the farmers.
Asks for appropriation for a memo
rial amphitheater at Arlington Ceme
Advises a constitutional amendment
so as to provide uniform marriage and
Urges the developing of American
shipping and reform of the currency.
Asks congress to lower the tariff on
products of the Philippines, declaring
no American industry wiil be hurt.
Recommends American citizenship
to the people of Porto Rico; revenues
Continued on Eighth Pas..
THE WORLD'S NEWS.
Flashes of the Telegraph Wires From
Near and Far.
Louisiapa Congressman Elected President
of Riveri.and Harbors Congress-Con
ditions in Cuba Approach
ing Another Crisis.
Conditions in Cuba are gradually
approaching another crisis.
Fire in a shoe factory at Lynn,
Mass., resulted in a loss of $50,000.
Severe earthquake shocks were ex
perienced in the British West Indies.
Twelve men were drowned by the ac
cidental flooding of a mine in Mexico.
Two sugar dealers of Detroit, Mich.,
were fined $6000 each for accepting re
Many notables attended the annual
dinner of the Gridiron Club at Wash
ington, D. C.
Burglars secured 165 quarter-pounds
of gold from the Russian assay office
at Irkutz, Siberia.
Seven persons were killed by an ex
plosion of dynamite in a tunnel near
Charlotte, N. C.
The pure food commission is inves
tigating the standardization of whiskey
at Louisville, Ky.
The Mexican government will reduce
taxes and increase the wages of minor
The suppression of the Seamen's
Union by the Russian government
caused a strike at Odessa.
The National Lumber Company's
plant at Jackson, Miss., was destroyed
by fire, entailing a loss of $135,000.
Four American soldiers were killed
and eight wounded in a battle with
Pulajanes on the Island of Leyte.
The French law providing for the
separation of church and state went
into effect Wednesday, the 12th inst.
San Francisco was swept by a storm
which caused the death of one man
and the injury of several others.
Robert S. McCormick, American
ambassador to France, will be re
called and retired from the diplomatic
France may impose a prohibitive
duty on cotton seed and cotton seed
oil in order to protect native olive
Dr. Frank Billings advocated state
regulation of marriages in an address
before the National Board of Charities
Quo warranto proceedings were in
stituted at Laurel to oust the Cumber
land Telephone and Telegraph Com
pany from the state of Mississippi.
A mass-meeting of citizens was held
at Brookhaven, Miss., for the pur
pose of devising means to prevent the
illicit sale of liquor in that town.
W. W. Finley, second vice president
of the Southern Railway, was elected
president to succeed the late Samuel
Spencer, who lost his life in a wreck
at Lawyer's Station, Va., a couple of
The federal grand jury at Salt Lake
City, Utah, returned indictments
against the Union Pacific Railroad,
the Oregon Short Line and several
other corporations for alleged com
plicity in government land frauds.
The Rivers and Harbors Congress
which met at Washington, D. C.,
adopted resolutions urging congress
to appropriate not less than $50,000,
000 annually for the improvement of
harbors and waterways. Congress
man Joseph E. Ransdell of Louisiana
was elected president of the organi
salion for the ensuing year.
NEW ORLEANS LETTER.
Christmas Displays at the Shops-Bemark.i
able Weather-Battleship Louisiana
Artives to Receive Her Silver Ser
New Orleans, La., Dec. 12, 190.
Staff Correspondence of The Chief.
Christmas shopping and Christmas
shoppers are turning Canalstreet into
a very festive place these days, and
the show windows of nearly all the big
stores are indeed revelations of the
decorator's art. Holmes' centeer win
dow has a gorgeous display of many
giant holly wreaths rising from amid
a wonderful confusion of playthings
ranging from the tiniest wooly "Teddy"
bear to the most perfectly appointed
toy automobile. This Christmas sea
son is a great season, sure enough, and
a sight of the big moving picture of
Canal street is bound to fill you with
the holiday spirit and egg you on to a
reckless disbursement of your pennies
whether or not you can really afford
to do much buying.
I don't want to talk about the
weather, but have you noticed the re
markable character of this particular
commodity we've been having here of
late? It would almost seem as if sum
mer had missed her cue and corms
dancing into the limelight long before
her proper time for appearing, for
certain it is that regular summer
weather has been prevailing here all
of last week and the better part of this
week as well. It behooves the weather
man to sit up and take notice, for if
he doesn't quit getting his dates mixed
in this way, some sensational maga
zine writer is going to hop up and
electrify the world with burning arti
cles on "Frenzied Forecasts," or,
"The Treason of the Temperature,"
or something else equally startling in
the way of climatic muck-raking.
The event of the week in New Or
leans will be the presentation of the
magnificent $10,000 silver service to
the battleship Louisiana, which is to
occur Saturday. The ship arrived in
port on Tuesday, and thousands of
visitors are expected to board the
splendid vessel. The service which s
to be presented to the Louisiana was
designed by Coleman E. Adler, a lead
ing jeweller of this city, and has been
on exhibition in Mr. Adler's store
window in Canal street during the
past week. Governor Blanchard is to
make the presentation speech, which
will be responded to by Capt. Albert
R. Couden, commanding the vessel.
Hon. Henry McCall, collector of the
port of New Orleans, will propose a
toast to the president of the United
States, Congressman Adolph Meyer
will pay a like compliment to the see:
retary of the navy, and Admiral Fred*
eric Singer, commandant of the New
Orleans navy yard, will respond. The
Louisiana will remain in the harbor
of the Crescent City until the early
part of next week, and elaborate ar
rangements are being made for the en.
tertainment of her officers and crew
during their brief sojourn in our hos
Striking employees of the Southern
Pacific Railroad or their sympathizers
have been guilty -of further lawless
ness, and in Algiers Thursday evening
of last week brutally assaulted two
clerks and a mail messenger in the
company's service. It is charged that
members of..the city police department
were being influenced by the stelker
codntiued on alhthi Peg..