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THE DONALDSONVILLE CHIEF
A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper---Published Every Saturday---Subscription Price, $2 a Year.
VOL. XXXVI. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1906. NO. 20.
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LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
HOTELS AND SALOONS.
$2.00 a Day House
P. ROGGE , - - Proprietor.
8. D. GIANELLONI, Day Clerk.
WM. ROGGE, Night Clerk.
Headquarters for Commercial
'Bus and Porter to and From all Trains.
Mississippi Street, Near Wharf,
P. O. Box 76. Telephone 30.
TEZ W.ELCOME CAFE
Railroad Avenue and Iberville Street,
T ARGE Billiard and Pool Room, Music Hall,
LPicture Gallery and other facilities for
amusement and convenience of patrons. A
choice supply of Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco, etc.
DRY GUODS. GROCOERIE S, Lte.
C KLINE, corner Crescent Place and Hon
r 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 the Ascension
Club. Telephone 90,
DB. T. H. HANSON.
Railroad avenue, between Claiborne and Ope
lousas streets. Telephone 240.
DR. J. D. HANSON.
OFFICE AND REBIDENCE:
Lessard street, between Nicholls avenue and
Iberville street. Telephone 51.
D . PAUL T. THIBODAUX.
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE:
Mississippi street, Lear Catholic Church.
Otfice Hours: 11 a. m. to 2 p. m.
R. LAIRENCE GOETTE.
Office in Railroad avenue, adjoining Goette's
Shoe Store. Telephone 36.
Corner Railroad and Nicholls avenues,
Purest and freshest of Drugs, Chemicals and
Patent Medicines always in ctock. Trusses,
Bandages, Soaps, Perfumery, Brushes, Combs,
Smokers' materials, etc. Physicians' prescrip
tions carefully compounde 4 at all hours, day or
night. Telephone 95.2
BH RICHARD MELANCON,
Office in Opelousas Street, opposite Courthouse
ATTORNEYS AND NOTARIES
N K H. FOOTE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office with Ii. J. Chauvin, in Railroad avenue,
opposite Ascension High School.
B. J VEGA,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Office with R. McCulloh, corner Railroad and
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
OffiBe 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
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,
Office in Chetimaches street, opposite Court
CARPENTER AND BUILDER.
W C. HAZLIP,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
All work neatly executed. Plans and estimates
~-.NAdLSONVILLE NEWS CO., Mrs. L. M.
J. Turner, Manager. Railroad avenue, op
posite the postoftice. News and Illustrated
papers, Books, Stationery, Pens, Ink, etc.
Subscriptions taken for all Leading American
K ENNEDDY & SULLI'AN,
MANUFACTURERS OF MOSS
COLLARS AND PADS
Prices aefy competition, with guarantee
of satisfaction or money refunded.
Address: Care Landry & Low.
ery Co., Ltd.,
DONA4 ,LDSON VILLE, LA.
'W E receive daily large quantities of
VYýTurkeys and will be pleased to
quote prices by mail 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 (.A till orders
at any time. We also hanu e Chickens
and Fresh Eggs and are prepared to
supply them at all times. Please drop
us a line when you want and. We guar
antee prompt attention and lowest zul
H. Goodman & Co.
Poultry and Eggs
SPoydr as St., New Orleans
i Dr. Sheard floore
, VETERINARY SURGEON I
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE
Iberville Street, near Convent Donaldsonville, La.
Dealer in High-Grade Kentucky Horses :: Phone 227
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
OPPOSITE THE POSTOFFICE ....... NEW ORLEANS
ESTABLISHED 37 YEARS
Capital Stock, $500,000 Surplus, $100,000
SEverything and Anything
" 3 LUMBERS
_ AT THE C
Ascension Lumber Yard
C. M. ODELL - - - - MANAGER
Prices and Quality Right ! b
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 1847 PURELY MUTUAL
Life Insurance Co.
JOHN R. FELL
G GENERAL AGENT
FOURTH FLOOR, MACHECA BUILDING,. NEW ORLEANS
R. N. SLATOR, LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE. DONALDSONVILLE, LA.
BANK of WHITECASTLE,
T. J. CLAY, Pres.; A. DAIGLE, Vice Pres.; F. S. BRowN, Cashier
DIRECTORs: 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
domestic exchange available anywhere in the United States and draws drafts on principal
She "King" Moss Collars.
FIT BETTER-WEAR BETTER-LAST LONGER
Delivered at any station or landing at the following pi ices:
Open Bottom loss Collars with Canvas Ends, per dozen, 810. 8
Plain Moss Collars, - - " " 7.20
Moss Riding Saddle Pads, - - " " 15.
Moss Pack Saddle Pads, - " " 5.
These collars are made by hand from the best selected moss. I have a large stock on
hband and am ready to fill all orders on abort notice. Old Moss Collars taken in er
change for new ones DENLNIY8 CO8.ARD. Barton. La.
AROUND THE STATE.
Items of Interest Culled From the
Carload of Cotton Destroyed by Fire at
Purchase Timber Lands in
Fire in the business section of Chou
drant caused a loss of $24,000.
The Armour Packing Company con
templates building a large new cold
storage plant at Lake Charles.
The city council of New Orleans
passed an ordinance prohibiting the
sale of racing "tips" on the streets.
The town of Franklinton was visited
by a destructive fire, several buildings
in the business section being consumed.
Frank Brister, aged 17 years, ac
cidentally shot himself in the right
arm while hunting near Bayou Chinot.
A New Orleans judge decided that
there is no law in Louisiana requiring
railroads to pay a license to operate
in this state.
The Dixon Oil and Pipe Line Co.,
capitalized at $300,000, was organized
at Shreveport and will operate in the
The capital stock of the Central
Savines Bank and Trust Company,
of Monroe, was increased from $100,
00 to $250,000.
The Standard Box Company's well
equipped plant at Baton Rouge was
completely destroyed by fire, entailing
a loss of $80,000.
Charles Edmundson, a white farmer
living near Bayou Paul, Iberville par
ish, shot and killed Willie Jones, an
For the first sixteen days of the
present month the average tempera
ture throughout the state was nine
degrees above normal.
It is reported that the Swift Packing
Company contemplates entering Baton
Rouge and erecting an up-to-date cold
storage plant in that city.
The sugar factory on Oak Bluff
plantation, St. Mary parish, was de
stroyed by fire, together with a con
siderable quantity of sugar.
The federal government has been
petitioned to take steps to protect the
town of Coushatta from the encroach
ments of the Red River. 4
Giorgio Olivieri, an Italian mer- I
chant of Monroe, shot and probably I
fatally wounded Bob White, a negro,
because the latter insulted Mrs. Oli- t
Noah McClendon, a negro living at
Winnsboro, shot and killed his mother- i
in-law and her young son, and seri- t
ously wounded his wife and a would
be peacemaker. t
Lee Coleman, charged with the mur- v
der of Deputy Sheriff William Schu- t
macker of DeQuincy, was captured in v
the Sabine bottoms after having been
at large since Oct. 27. c
In the district court at Cameron, a
Joseph Moultrie, a negro, pleaded t
guilty to selling liquor without a li- v
cense and was fined $500, with the al- c
ternative of spending six months in F
The American Rice Brokerage Com
pany, domiciled at Crowley, will go c
out of business Jan. 1, 1907, after an b
existence of two years, during which 7i
time it distributed more than 1,000,000 t
bags of rice. t
A carload of cotton standing on the I
transfer track of the Louisiana and
Arkansas and the Louisiana Railway tl
and Navigation Company's railroads I
at Alexandria was completely de- tl
stroyed by fire. a
Illinois c.pitalists purchased 17,
000 acres of hardwood timber lands t
lying along a twenty-mile stretch of I
Sabine river bottoms in the west- o
ern portion of Caleasieu parish. The ;
cash consideration was $170,000. ]
A contract for the immediate erec- I
tion of a warehouse at Arcadia was
entered into between the Farmers' c
Union Warehouse and Commission $
Co., of Arcadia, and the Farmers' ii
Union Banking and Warehouse Co., a
of Houston, Texas. The warehouse 14
is to be built of galvanized iron, with p
a brick foundation. p
There is one thing that will
cure it-Ayer's Hair Vigor.
It is a regular scalp-medicine.
It quickly destroys the germs
which cause this disease.
The unhealthy scalp becomes
healthy. The dandruff disap
pears, had to disappear. A
healthyscalp means a great deal
to you-healthy hair, no dan
druff,no pimples, no eruptions.
The best kind of a testimonial
"Sold for over sixty years."
Also manufacturers of
NEW ORLEANS LETTER.
The "Louisiana" Gets Her Silver Servic
e a State Flag and Other Gifts-Park
for Schools and Streets.
New Orleans. La., Dec. 19, 1906.
t Staff Correspondence of The Chief.
Well, it was a great day in New Ot
leans Saturday-the day of the pre
sentation of the splendid silver servic
to the battleship Louisiana. It didn
matter that it rained-indeed, nothin,
mattered to the excited, happy thronl
that gathered aboard the noble vesse
I to witness the act of presentation, ani
the drenching downpour and fogg;
i outlook on the river only served "ti
draw the people closer together," a
somebody put it, and by no mean
I dampened the ardor of the enthusiastic
spectators. Coleman E. Adler, whi
designed the service, may well fee
proud of the laudatory comments anm
the expressions of wonder and deligh
that emanated from those whothrongec
about the stand covered with the na
tional colors-the stand, you know
not the people-upon which the beau
tiful silver was displayed. The pre
sentation speech was made by Gov
ernor Blanchard, who tendered the
gift to the battleship in the name o:
the people of Louisiana, and follow.
ing Capt. Albert R. Couden's apt and
delightful speech of acceptance, the
deed of transfer, donation and accept.
ance was signed by Governor Blanch.
ard, Mayor Behrman, Albert God.
chaux, president of the Progressive
Union, and Capt. Couden. Brief talks
appropriate to the occasion were made
by Mayor Behrman, Collector of the
Port Henry McCall and Congressman
Adolph Meyer, after which W. O.
Hart, as spokesman for Mrs. John P.
Richardson, president of the Daugh
ters of 1776-1812, presented the ship
with a handsome Louisiana state flag,
the gift of the Daughters. Next fol
lowed the presentation, through Chas.
S. Janvier, of a portrait of Miss Jua
nita Lallande, sponsor of the battle
ship, who is at present abroad. An
exquisitely bound set of histories of
Louisiana, consisting of five volumes,
was then given to the battleship, Prof.
Alcde Fortier tendering the gift in the
name of the Historical Society of Lou
isiana, of which he is president.
And still the rain came down, but what
of that? Everybody was just as wet and
happy as could be, and a delicious
luncheon, plenty of sparkling wine
and other good things helped to keep
the assembled multitude in excellent
spirits. It has been a gala time in
New Orleans ever since the Louisiana
arrived, and the officers and crew of
the vessel are being dined and wined
and otherwise most lavishly enter
tained, with a prospect that the pace
will be kept up during the entire time
the battleship remains in port, which
will be at least all the present week.
James Stewart & Co., the contract
ors who built the Plaquemine lock
and are now engaged in constructing
the Chalmette and Stuyvesant docks,
will head a syndicate of American
contractors to be formed for the pur
pose of offering a bid for the con
struction of the Panama canal.
At the sixth biennial convention
of the International Brotherhood of
Maintenance of Way Employees in
Toronto, Canada, it was decided that
the next convention of the organiza
tion would be held in New Orleans in
The new steamshit Momus, built by
the Morgan's Louisiana and Texas
Railroad and Steamship Company for
the New Orleans and Havana service,
arrived here Monday morning.
Archbishop Blenk went to*Lutcher
to attend the funeral of Very Rev. J.
B. S. Descreux, S. M., whose death
occurred at that place Friday of last
week. Deceased was a member of the
Marist order, to which Archbishop
At a meeting of the Audubon Park
commissioners, it was decided to spend
$10,000 in improvements. The shellroad
is to becontinued, and the most import
ant change contemplated will be the
leveling of the old levee in the park.
Among other betterments will be the
planting of more trees and grass, the
closing of unsightly ditches, and the
providing of adrainage system. It is
proposed to have the work completed
by next summer.
At a conference between Governor
Blanchard and the four state fiscal
agents-the State National Bank, the
Hibernia National Bank, the New Or
leans National Bank and the Canal
Bank and Trust Company-it was
agreed that the banks will furnish
$15,000 for the proposed Louisiana
exhibit at the Jamestown exposition.
Miss Olga Nethersole, the distin
guished actress who appeared in emo
tional dramas at the Tulane theater
last week, delivered an address before
a fashionable gathering in the palm
garden of the St. Charles hotel Thurs
day afternoon, in ad vocacy of the move
ment to prevent the spread of tuber
J. T. Harahan, the newly-elected
president of the Illinois Central Rail
road, was tendered a brilliant banquet
at the St. Charles hotel at which about
two hundred leading citizens of New
Orleans were present. Mayor Behr
man was toastmaster of the occasion.
A total sum of $50,000 has been ap
propriated for street repair in the dif
ferent wards of the city. The money
is to come from the increase in liquor
licenses, and it is intended to give the
public schools an augmented appro
priation from the same source.
Merry Christmas to all! E. B.
THE WORLD'S NEWS.
Flashes of the Telegraph Wires From
Near and Far.
German Military Experts Predict War Be
tween United States and Japan-Car
B- Shortage Being Investigated.
,e Tourist Steamer Wrecked.
g King Oscar of Sweden is seriously
g ill at Stockholm.
31 Edouard Muller was elected' presi
d dent of the Swiss Confederation.
Y The armored cruiser Montana was
o launched at Newport News, Va.
.5 Government troops defeated the
:s revolutionists at Pasaje, Ecuador.
.0 The annual convention of the Na
0 tlonal Civic Federation was held at
dI New York.
d Thirty thousand cotton mill opera
it tives in New England received an in
d crease in wages.
Foreign contractors will'be debarred
', from bidding on Panama Canal con
It is stated that the revolutionary
disorders in Poland have been com
e pletely suppressed.
f Five women suffragists were arrested
and placed in jail at London after a
l fight with the police.
Railroad officials attribute the coal
famine in the northwest to the failure of
dealers to store a sufficient supply.
Two officials of the Oakley penal
3 farm in Mississippi were wounded dur- 1
I ing a fight with mutinous convicts.
Numerous arrests of suspected rev- I
olutionists followed the discovery of 1
I bombs in a college library at Moscow, I
German military experts believe that 1
war between the United States and I
Japan will become inevitable within a
Capt. James W. Lambert, a well- 1
known Mississippi newspaper man and
Confederate veteran, died at his home i
The heir-apparent to the Persian
throne assumed the reins of govern- 1
ment, owing to the serious illness of
The national house of representa- I
tives adopted a resolution providing t
for an investigation of the alleged
Commander Robert E. Peary, the
intrepid Arctic explorer, was presented
with a gold medal by the National I
Geographical Society. e
The Interstate Commerce Commis- s
sion is investigating the unprece- a
dented shortage of freight cars in all L
portions of the country. P
The agricultural appropriation bill c
will contain an item of $4,000,000 to be tI
used in carrying out the provisions of ti
the meat inspection law.
The failure of German insurance a
companies to pay their San Francisco is
losses may be made the subject of in- n
ternational diplomatic discussion. h
The federal grand jury at Toledo, a
Ohio, indicted the Ann Arbor Rail- h
way and the Toledo Ice and Coal b
Company for violating the anti-rebate p
The German reichstag was dissolved p
by order of Emperor William because ti
it refused to vote an appropriation for
military operations in German South- i
west Africa. tc
Andrew Carnegie believes that the o
major portion of the estates of enor- G
mously wealthy men should revert to re
the state upon the death of the pos- h
sessor of the fortune. m
The presidents of more than thirty o:
of the largest life insurance companies it
in the United States met at New York C
yesterday for the purpose of forming o:
a national organization.
The traction committee of the Chi- '
cago city council and the representa
tives of the companies concerned fixed ri
the valuation of the Chicago street t
railway system at $50,000,000. f
The Standard Oil Company an
nounced that beginning Jan. 1, 1907,
it will increase by ten per cent the
wages of all employees who presently
receive less than $100 per month.
The Southern Pacific Railroad has
applied to the Interstate Commerce
Commission for authority to reduce
the rates on cotton shipped from
Houston, Texas, to New Orleans.
The tourist steamer Prinzessin
Victoria Luise, bound for Kingston,
Jamaica, went ashore off Port Royal.
The captain of the vessel committed
suicide by blowing out his brains.
The responsibility for the wreck which
resulted in the death of Samuel Spen
cer, president of the Southern Rail
way, was placed upon G. D. Mattox,
block operator at Rangoon Station,
The combination or trust organiza
tion known as the International Har
vester Company, engaged in the man
ufacture and sale of farm machinery,
will be investigated by the Interstate
The United States senate passed a
bill authorizing the secretary of com
merce and labor to investigate and
report on the industrial, socia&1 moral,
educational and physical condition
of women and child laborersin the
George Burnham, Jr., attorney for
the Mutual Reserve Life Insurance
Company of New York, recently con
victed of the larceny of funds belong
ing to the company, was sentenced to
two years' imprisonment in the state
CRISIS IN FRANCE.
Cardinal Gibbons Discusses the Present
D Regrettable Conflict Between
Church and State.
In an interview with a representative
of the Associated Press at Baltimore,
Maryland, Cardinal Gibbons ex
pressed the opinion that the American
people do not understand the present
crisis in France, growing out of the
movement for the separation of church
y and state, because of the fact that the
situation has not been fairly presented
to them by the newspapers of this
country. Continuing, he said:
5 "I am getting old now, and I thank
my country: ien because they love fair
a play, they love liberty, they love to
see humane dealings of man with man,
and the late years have shown how
t cordially they hate injustice, tyranny
and inhumanity. And yet France has
throttled her nobles and citizens with
injustice and inhumanity, and Amer
ica, which has sympathy for the op
I pressed of all nations, raised no pro
test or uttered a word of sympathy.
"If I believed that my countrymen
would knowingly see a great and
beneficent organization unjustly de
prived of its property and the means
of continued usefulness; would know
Singly see tens of thousands of honest
men and noble women robbed of their
just income and means of support;
would knowingly see hundreds of
thousands and even several millions
of people brutally wounded in what
they hold dearest and most sacred;
would knowingly see a majority in
the chambers utterly disregard and
trample upon the rights of millions of
their countrymen, in the name of lib
erty; would knowingly see tens 'of
thousands of men and women who
happen to be priests and nuns turned
out of their homes for no crime but
that of loving God; I say, if my Coun
trymen can see and recognize all this
injustice and tyranny and cruelty aid
refuse sympathy, then I will leave
life without that faith of American love
of liberty and humanity which has
been my comfort and special support
"But the American people have not
had these things put fairly before
them. Our own press has been to a
considerable extent the reflex of the
Parisian anti-clerical press. Most
people over here have little conception
of the French anti-clericals. They
look on the leaders of this party as
enlightened statesmen seeking to pre
serve the republic from the attacdk of
an aggressive clergy. There have
been honest and sincere lovers of re
publican government am ng anti
clericals, I admit, but the majority of
them have far less love of the republio
than they have hatred of religion.
"I am weighing my words, and I say
with deliberate conviction that the
leaders of the present French govern
ment are actuated by nothing less than
hatred of religion. We have no spirit
akin to theirs in this country. We
have here much indifference to religion,
but we have no body of men, no great
party that makes it a chief aim to
weaken the power of religion, and if
possible to utterly destroy it out of
"But in France the Jacobin party
is not dead. Their spirit is living
today as it was in the last decade
of the eighteenth century. They hate
God; they hate Christ; they hate his
religion as much as ever their fathers
hated it. But they have learned a
more prudent and measured method
of attack. They are almost scientific
in the means they take to suppress
Christianity. And yet the utterances
of such men are received as unsus
pectingly by many Americans as would
be a discourse by Mr. Cleveland or
Mr. Roosevelt or Mr. Taft-men who
recognize the powerful influence that
religion plays in promoting the wel
fare of society.
"It is easy to show that I am not
misrepresenting the spirit of the anti
clericals. They make no secret of
their hatred of Christianity. They
avow it in the press and in the cham
bers. Let me give you a few examples
of the language of these men, and ,you
can judge if the American people
have ever heard anything similar
from their own leaders, or if any
American statesmen would dare utter
such statements. In the course of a
long speech in the chamber of deputies,
the well-known Socialist leader Juart .
"'If God himself appeared before
the multitudes in palpable form, the
first duty of man would be to refuse
him obedience and to consider him
not as a Master to whom men should
submit, but as an equal with whom
men may argue.'
"M. Vivian, the new minister of
labor, speaking also in the chamber
of deputies, gave utterance to these
" 'All of us together, first by our
forefathers, then by our fathers, now
by ourselves, have been attached to
the work of anti-clericalism and irre
ligion. We have snatched the human
conscience from belief in a~future
life. Do you think the work is at an
end? No, it is beginning."
S"The chamber decreed that the di.
course from which this extract is taken
be placarded in every village of
Coutined on Eighth g"...