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THE DONALDSONVILLE CHIEF.
- - A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper---Published Every Saturday---Subscription Price, 2 a Year.
~OXXXVVL DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1907.E NO. 22.
cMt USESS DIRECTORY.
HOTELS AND SALOONS.,
I2.00 a Day House
F. xD00 E, Proprietor.
S. D. GO.uOel , Day Clerk.
Wu. Roooz, Night Clerk.
Headquarters for Commercial
S Bus and Porter to and From all Trains.
Missaisippi Street, Near Wharf,
DONALDSONVILLE, LOUS IANA.
P , O. Box 76. Telephone 30.
DRY GtOUOD, tRtOCEIiEtlE, gtc.
K HLINE, corner Crescent Place and Bou
* mas street, dealear in Dry Goods, Notions,
Boots and Shoes, Groceries, Provisions, Corn
Oat, and Bran.
E. a- sum
PlPHYSICIA AN o SURGEON.
O0icein Houmas street, adjoining the Ascension
Club. Telephone 90.
D .E T. H. HANSON.
Railroad arenas, between Claiborne and Ope
lousas streets. Telephone 240.
DB. J. D. HANSON.
OPPFIC AND aRSIDENOU:
Lessard street, between Nicholls avenue and
Iberville street. Telephone 54.
D. PAUL T. THIBODAUX.
OSFIOC AND EasIDaECE:
Missiasippi street, near Catholic Church.
Office Hours: 11 a. m. to 2 p. m.
DR. OLCARENE 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 stock. Trusses,
Bandages, Soaps, Perfumery, Brushes. Combs,
Smokers' materials, etc. Physicians' prescrip
tions earefully compoundel at all hours, day or
night. Telephone 95
IJ RICHARD MELANCON,
Office in Opelousas Street, opposite Courthouse
ATTORNEYS AND NOTARIES
- . FOOTE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office with R. J. Chavino, 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
Office and residence, corner Railroad and Nich
Practices in all the courts of Louisiana, both
State and Federal. Address, P. O. Lock Box 8.
oA . GNDRAN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
District Attorney Twenty-eventh Judicial
District. Office in Nicholls avenue, opposite
Courthouse. Prompt attention paid to collec
tions and civil business.
CALEB o. WEBE.,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Offce in Nicholls avenue, near the Courthouse,
OfBfe in Cbetlmaches street, opposite Court
UARPICiNTER AND BUILDER.
' C. HARLIP,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
All work neatly executed. Plans and estimates
DONAL')SONVILLE NEWS CO., Mrs. L. M.
Tarnmr, Manager. Railroad avenue, op
poeite the postoilfe. News and Illustrated
opsers Books, Stationery, Pens, Ink, etc.
bmacriptiona taken for all Leading American
ENNEDY a& ULLIVA3i,
-MANUFACTURERS OF MOSS
COLLARS AND PADS
Prices defy competition, with guarantee
tf satisfaction or money refunded.
r * Addrest: Care Landry & Low
ery Co., Ltd.,
DOA .DSOON VILLE, LA.
That's what kit ii
when you drive one of
You'll think so, too,
after you'vetried one.
Our horses go.
They look well, too.
Our traps, buggies
and surreys are new
and look swell. Just
as nice as any private
Get a team from us
.o ~t time, you go out.
You won't be ashamed
of it--or sorry either."
The Dexter Stable
RODUsiip a TIIJXILL
Dr. Sheard floore
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE
Iberville Street, ear Convent Donaldsonville, La.
Dealer in High-Grade Kentucky Horses :: Phone 227
GLANCE OVER THE LIST. YOU'LL SURELY
FIND SOMETHING YOU'D ENJOY
Fancy Pork Boiling Pork
lortadella Sausage Corned Beef
Arles Sausage ]Pigs' Feet
Pork Sausage Mackerel
Neufchatel Cheese Tripe
Swiss Cheese Pig Tongue :
BI rick Cheese New Syrup
OH AS. MAURIN'S
FAMOUS BLUE STORE
eme e S
We have Long Distance Service and are open
DAY AND NIGHT, .
365 day .n the year. 24 hours out of 24
We can supply you from our stock with anything in
MILL SUPPLIES MAOHINERY
STEAM GOODS HARDWARE. ETC.
and our Bobby is Prompt Shipment
I WOODWARD, WIGHT CO.O,
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
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
The Penn M augtl
Life Insurance C&o
JOHN R. FELL
FOURTH FLOOR, MACHECA BUILDING, NEW -..FCAt. S
R. N. SLATOR, LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE. DONALOSONVILL SE, LA.
BANK of WHITECASTLE,
T. J. CLAY, Pres.; A. DAIGLE, Vice Pres.; F. S. BRowN, Cashier
DmxacTons: L. M. Soniat, Geo. R. Murrell, Dr. A. A. Allain,
Louis Hebert, A. Daigle, S. Levy and T. J. Clay. :: .
OkFFERS to depositors every facility consistest with legitimate and safe banking. Issues
V. domestic exchange available anywhere in the United States and draws drafts on I rincipal
,he " King" Moss Collars
FIT BETTER-WEAR BETTER-LAST LONGER
Delivered at any station or landing at the following p lees:
. Open Bottom Moss Collars with Canvas Ends, per doeen, 810.8
Plain Moss Collars, - - * " " .0O
Moss Riding Saddle Pads, -- - " " 15
Moss Pack Saddle Pads, - " a &.
These collars are made by band from the best selected moos. I have a lrg stock on
hand and am ready AU all orders on abshort entice. Old Mes -olCieaa bin aez
chage for new ronem Du3N a SaaRD. a8w..
AROUND THE STATE.
Items of Interest Culled From the
Over Seventeen Hundred Convicts in State
Penitentiary-High School- at Greens
burg Destroyed by Fire-Illinois
Capitalists Invest in Gas Field.
Property valued at $20,000 was de
stroyed by fire at West Monroe.
Dr. J. E. Newman, a prominent citi
zen of Monroe, died atE his home in
Marie Cloud, aged- &ears, was run
down and killed by t street car at
The eleventh annual convention of
the Phi Chi fraternity was held at
Fire destroyed the high school
building at Greensburg, entailing a
loss of several thousani dollars.
Negroes of Alexandria threatened
to lynch Edward Ayles, g fellow-black,
who brutally murdered.'is wife.
The Illinois Central Railroad will
shortly inaugurate a n~v special train
service between Chicap and New Or
lens. of hio,
William Atkins, fo erly of Ohio,
committed suicide by rowning him
self in Bayou Grosse&Tete, at Rose
V. D. Lejeune, aged20 years, was
kicked in the stomach a wild horse
at Estherwood and died shortly after
The- residence and 4tore of A. M.
Baker, at Head-of-Island, were de
stroyed by fire, entailing a loss of
The state penitenti 4y begins the
new year with 1710 conticts on hand,
the largest number in the history of
Pollard Sealy, the 15 year-old son
of R. C. Sealy, of New Iberia, acci
dentally shot himself in the right arm
while out hunting.
The citizens of Natchitoches pledged
the sum of $30,000 in aid of a railroad
projected by the Louisiana Long Leaf
Mrs. Laura Arnould sued the New
Orleans Railway Company for $20,000
damages for injuries sustained in a
street chr accident. C:
The Melrose sugar plantation, in
Assumption parish, coisting of 1200
acres, of which 650 acres are cultiva
bie, was sold for $50,000
Dr. E. B. Craighead, president of
Tulane University, delivered an ad
dress before the Sotthern Educational
Associati o Montgomery, Ala.
Rev. Eli ` arp, an aged Baptist
minister of West Carroll parish, com
mitted suicide by blowing out his
brains with a 41-caliber revolver.
Will Zimmerman, a negro charged
with carrying concealed weapons, es
caped from the parish jail at Floyd
by cutting through the brick wall.
C. E. Tatum, station agent of the
V., S. and P. Railroad at Waverly,
was seriously injured by the prema
ture explosion of a giant cannon
Lucas Bereaud, a well-anown farmer
of Sardine Point, Iberville parish,
was thrown from his sulky while en
route home from Plaquemine, break
ing his neck.
A movement is under way for the
building of a system of drainage
canals in the vicinity of Jennings for
the purpose of reclaiming something
like 15,000 acres of land.
Jim Smith, a white man who was
arrested at Lecompte on the charge of
stealing a watch, jumped through the
window of a moving train near Alex
andria and made his escape.
T. J. Richardson's cotton gin at
Echo, Rapides parish, was destroyed
by fire, together with its contents. The
loss is estinjated at $9000, with in
surance to the amount of $3100.
Charles G. Dawes, former comp
troller of the treasury, and his brother,
Rufus Dawes, of Chicago, Ill., to
gether with S. S. Hunter, of Shreve
port, have invested $600,000 in the
natural gas field near the latter city,
purchasing the Citizens' Oil and Pipe
Linae Companywhich was originally
capitalized a at3.000900,.
Half the World Wonders
how the other half lives. Those who Use Buck
len's Arnica Salve never wonder if it AYill cure
cuts,woonds, burns, sores and all skin et utions;
they know it will. Mrs. (Grant Shy, 1130u. Rey
nolds at., Springfield, ill.. say*- "I regard it as
one of the absolute necessities of housekeepinj."
Guaranteed by J. J. Leche, druggist. 25 cents.
DONALDSONVILLE, LA. 4
Old Scrap Iron
Highest Prices paid for Brass,
Copper, Lead, Old Rope
and Old Sacks
FOR SALE- .'.
12 Pumps, all mizes; Evapora
tors, Clarifiers, Boilers, Tainks,
Copper Boils, Etc. x x
Hon. H. L. OGeydan Criticizes Adverse Re
port of Federal Board of Engineers.
Says Project is Too Important to
Admit of Abandonment.
The adverse report .of the federal
board of engineers on the proposition
to construct an inland waterway ex
tending from Brownsville, Texas, to
Donaldsonville, caused considerable
surprise in southwest LOuisiana and
elicited the following comments from
Hon. H. L. Gueydan, vice president
for Louisiana of the Interstate Inland
"It is unfortunate that the Washing
ton board of engineers has seen fit to
give our project a set-back. This may
delay the undertaking, but not kill it,
for it is by far too big an undertaking,
too necessary to a large number of
people to be pigeon-holed in any such
summary manner. The necessity of it
is so palpable, the great benefits to be
derived are so evident to all those who
know south Louisiana and coastal
Texas, that I am convinced that the
report would have been favorable had
these Uuited States land oticers in
spected our lowlands coast, embracing
our great lumber, oil, sugar and rice
belts, and their vast industries, with
out taking into consideration the tre
mendous possibilities in the future
development of hundreds of thousands
of acres of the most fertile lands in
the United States.
"Major Edgar Jadwin, U. S. A.,
came, saw, and-put in a favorable
report, of course; and he didn't take
anything for granted, hither. He had
to be shown, and reliable statistics
had to be furnished him. His estimate
of the cost of the work, $2,000,000, is
insignificant compared to the great
amount of good to be obtained. There
is no engineering problem to be con
sider4b. The question is purely eco
"Will the saving in freights com
pensate for maintenance of the future
canal? Yes, ten-fold, twenty-fold. A
board of business men would have
reported super-favorably 'on the pro
ject. Just think of it, marrying the
fresh waters of the Mississippi with
those of the Rio Grande, uncon
taminated by the boisterous Gulf of
Mexico, and all for a paltry two mil
lions, one-third the value of a respect
able battleship liable to be sunk at
any time, or one-tenth the price we
paid for the far-away Philippines t.at
nobody wants now.
"This matter is too important to
Louisiana and Texa too important
to the Mississipp y, too import
ant to coal-producing Pennsylvania
to be pigeon-holed at a board meeting.
It behooves the people of Louisiana
and Texas to let congress know in no
uncertain terms that the intercoastal
canal is a crying necessity and a
splendid investment in more ways than
one, and that they want it and want it
soon. We are confident of the energy
and ability of the Louisiana delega
tion in congress, but they must be able
to show in Waslh igton that the peo
ple at home demand the intercoastal
New RaiIways in Louislaus.
Louisiana ranks second among the
states of the union in the new railroad
mileage laid in 1906; and, taking the
last three years, it still holds second
place. This is all the more surprising
because the state is not a newly opened
one, with a sparse population, as is the
case with South Dakota, which ranks
next to it in new trackage. Louisiana
is an old and well settled state; and
there could be no better proof of the
business and commercial development
under way than is to be found in the
heavy work of railroad construction.
The additional mileage is being built
because the commercial needs of Lou
isiana require it.
To those who knew the railroad
geography of Louisiana of a few years
ago, a list of the lines under construc
tion today is almost incomprehensible,
so many are the new roads being built
into the state. Those adding to the
mileage in 1906 number no less than
twenty. The New Orleans and Great
Northern leads in new mileage, as was
expected: Tie`Louisihanna Tritt .ad
Navigation Company, the old New Or
leans and Red River Valley, is second
in the completion of its line to New
Orleans. Then follow the Colorado
and Southern, the J asper and Eastern,
the Arkansas Southern, the Kansas
City Southern, the Louisiana and Ar
kansas, the Louisiana East and West,
the Opelousas, Gulf and Northeastern,
and a half dozen others. The new
mileage constitutes only a fraction of
what it is proposed to build, and this
assures continued construction for
many years to come until all of these
lines and their connections are com
pleted, so that there is no probability
of any let-up in the present activity.
Thendthe work is all complete it will
Sl for a new map of the state, for
nothing tears up a country more than
railroad building, establishing new
towns and cha.. names of old
ones, until a f idens would
scarcely know the again:
For the state as'La this railroad
construction means, , new fa
oilies for the shipment of produce to
m .54k taa e mo= - rak a kvei
THE WORLD'S NEWS.
Flashes of the Telegraph Wires From
Near and Far.
Disastrous Wreck on the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad-Large Quantities
of Arms and Ammunition
Smuggled into Cuba.
The national pure food law went into
effect Tuesday, Jan. 1.
A revolutionary outbreak in the re
public of Salvador was crushed.
The town of Arica, Chili, was par
tially destroyed by an earthquake.
Gen. Marcus P. Miller, U. S. A.,
retired, died at Fort Barrancas, Fla.
American exports to Panama during
the year 1906 aggregated $14,000,000.
Fire in-a garment factory at Los
Angeles, Cal., caused a loss of $300,
The native residents of the province
of Bengal, India, are boycotting Brit
Wholesale arrests of suspected rev
oationists were made at St. Peters
President Roosevelt's New Year re
ception at 'the White House was a
Large quantities of arms and ammu
nition have been smuggled into Cuba
by unknown parties.
Japan will spend large sums of
money in increasing the efficiency of
her army and navy.
An American and several Mexicans
were butchered by Yaqui Indians near
Sixteen battleships of the Atlantic
fleet assembled in Hampton Roads for
the winter maneuvers.
The Mexican government has set
aside land for an Indian reservation
in the state of Chihuahua.
The seventeenth annual session of
the Southern Educational Association
was held at Montgomery, Ala.
W. D. Howsee, a merchant of Cren
shaw, Miss., was killed by the acci
dentaldischarge of a shotgun.
Sixteen persons were, killed and
a score of others injured in a train
wreck near Arbroath, Scotland.
Bishop A. Coke Smith of the Meth
edist Episcopal Church, South, died
at Asheville, N. C., aged 57 years.
Thad. Stampley waskfilled and W.
F..Magee seriously wounded in a fight
with zegroes near Hamburg, Miss.
The American Shipbuilding Com
pany, of Cleveland,. O., raised- the
wages of all its employees 5 to 10 per
Esther McGinb, aged 13 years, acci
dentally shot and killed her 11-year
old brother while hunting near Bay
St. Louis, Miss.
Managers of western railroads de
cided to take no action on the demands
of their employees for a 15 per cent In
crease in wages.
The chief of police of Alton, Ill.,
instructed his men to arrest street
"mashers," and to shoot.them if they
attempted to resist.
Fifty-three persons were killed and
about sixty injured in a wreck on the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad near
Washington, D. C.
Sir Thomas Lipton advocated the
use of seaworthy yachts instead of
mere racing machines infuture races
for the America's cup.
The Interstate Commerce Commis
sion has ordered an investigation of
the block signal system used by the
railroads of this country.
A, J. Cassat, president of the Penn.
sylvania Railroad Company, died at
Philadelphia, Pa., and was interred at
Byrn Mawr, in the same state.
Baroness Burdett-Couts, one of the
greatest and most famous philanthro
pists Europe has ever known, died at
her home in London, Englapd.
A call for a second conference be
tween cotton growers and manufactu
rers was issuqal by the president of the
National Asgication of Cotton Manu
George W.-_erkins and Charles S.
Fairchild, ials of the New York
Life Insurie Company, were indicted
for forge , by the New York grand
Japanese tu m ss .
p jlished at Berkeley, Cal., urgd b.te
assassination of the w o--o of Ja~pt ,
the president of the States and
The president of the Southern Cot
ton Association applied to the post
office department for the issuance of a
fraud order against the New York
cotton exchange. -
The remaips of Prof. Thom t Grin
dell and his party, who left Douglas,
Ariz., in June, 1904, on an exploring
expedition to Toburn Island, located
in the Gult of California, were found
in a desert in Sonora.
It is reported that James J. Hill,
president of the Great Northern Rail
road and one of the most noted fnan
ciers of the country, will retire from
active business during the course of
the present year.
A large number of men distin.ul.hed
in historical abd ascintific research
assembled at Brown Uptv'wslty, Prov
idence, R. .I., to attead theb aasat
onvenatf of the O arfit n msHteal,
:o~ :u. ~ (q'k~ 25eo.q;
NEW ORLEANS LETTER.
The New Year's Advent-Memories of
Mexico-Death of Ex-Senator Catery
and Widow Leon Godehaux.
New Orleans. La., Jan. 2, 1907.
Staff Correspondence of The Chief.
How many resolutions have you
broken since New Year's day and how
many times have you written 1906 for
The blowing of whistles, clanging
of bells, the deafening reports of guns
and booming of cannon crackers and
other noise-makers marked the dawn
ing of the new year upon the Crescent
City, and at 12:30 the joyous old town
was enveloped in a haze of smoke made.
rosy.by the glowing illumination of bril
liant pyrotechnics. The usual happy
go-lucky crowd thronged Canal street,
and amid much horn-blowing, jostling
and merry badinage, the old year was
sent upon its way and the new one
given a rousing welcome.
A returned traveler from Mexico
told me a story the other day which
is good enough to bear repeating.
"Quien sabe?" meaning "Who
knows?" and "manana" meaning
"tomorrow," are favorite words with
the Mexicans, with whom indolence and
procrastination are qualities of the
blood. Your rarely ask a native a
question to which he does not reply
"Quien sabe?" and whenever you de
sire anything eope and want to know
when it can be' rsaculsied, the al
most invariable answer is "ir`mnL.u,
A friend of this friend of mine
who has lately returned from Mexico,
and who had had "Quien sabe?" and
"manana" fired at him until he
fairly hated the sounds of the words,
happened to be in the City of Mexico
not long ago and noted a funeral
passing down a principal street. He
turned to a native standing near-by
smoking a cigarette and asked:
"Who's dead?" "Quien sabe?" replied
he of the sombrero and cigarette.
"Thank God!" exclaimed his ques
tioner fervently, "and I hope and
trust 'manana' will die next!"
This friend of mine' also told me
another good story concer.ang an
Englishman who is spendtin some
time on a Mexican ranch. He was
superintending a bit of work bel
done by several natives, and during
the course of it issued an order which
sounded something like this: "SeeI
heah, you fellahs; vamoose this blar
sted bah out of heah now-not ma
nana-and let's get out of heah like
belll" Then turning to an American
onlooker he observed: "Really, sorry
I learned this blooming language,
don't-cher-know; it's so beastly vul
The total number of poll tax re
ceipts issued in New Orleans for 1906
was 44,685, exceeding all previous
records by nearly 10,000. :
The annual bank clearings in this
city showed a total of $1,020,2;3,803
for the year 1906, which is an increase
of $57,480,343 over the preceding year.
Archbishop Bleak officiated -at a
beautiful ceremony Sunday afternoon
celebrating the completion of St.
Stephen's great steeple. Father Fran.
cis Xavier McCabe, C. M., of St.
Louis, delivered an inspiring address,
and other figures beside the arch
bishop and Father McCabe who stood
out prominently in the ceremonies
were' Father Ryan, who began the
work on the steeple, and Father an,
his successor, who finished it.
Former United States Senator Don
elson Caffery diedin his apartments at
the Cosmopolitan Hotel Sunday nilht.
The remains were taken to Franklin,
the home of the deceased, Monday
morning, for interment. A special
train for the use of the family and
friends was tendered by the Southern
Pacific Company, whose attorney Sen
ator Caffery had been for thirty years.
Rev. Father. Leslie J. Kavanagh,
pastor of the-Church of Our Lady of
Lourdes, was appointed superintend.
ent of parochial schools by Arch
The new Shubert theater In.Baronra
street was opened Saturday night
under very brilliant auspices. The
handsome playhouse was taxed to its
utmost capacity by a large and fash
unable audience, gathered to witness
daqi a, "8an oneton."
river ` i establish a the
steamboa : B Shreveport
and New Orleans.
Henry Newman, a wttcIi otton
merchant of this City and found .
firm of H. & C. Newman, died at
home in St. Charles avenue after an
illness of only two weeks.
Gen. W. J. Behan was unanimously
elected to the command of WashinXton
Artillery Camp No. 15, U.-C. V., to
succeed Gea. W. G. Coyle.
Mrs. Leon Godachats, wife of the
late Leon Godchaux, died on Monday
at the family residence in St. Charles
avenue after a .lingering llness.
Chamberisla' Cneeh Rasi.M the
is the t ° i"es Uu sot Av st.irOg.
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