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The Donaldsonville Chief
T a& Pacilo Zailway
PASSEBNGER TRAINS GOING ABST.
1o, 52 Caianon hal. ... ........... A. x
No. 54. New Orleans mail... ......2:56 p. N.
No. 56. Accommodation ...... ..... 8:47 A. N,
PASSENGER TRAINS GOING WEST.
No. 51, Texas fast mail............... 9:55 . -.
No. 53, Texas express .... I :5 A. N.
No. 58., Acommodation... ...... ....6:55P. K
LAPOURCHE BRANCH. -
No. 68. Leaves for Thibodaux ...... .... 6:55 P. .
No. 64, Arrives from Thibodaux .......8:40 A. x.
No. 65, Leaves for Thibodaux........11:40 A. -.
o. 66, Arrives from Thibodaux ....... 3:00 P. N.
No. 94, Arrives from Napoleonville .... 8:40 A. N.
No. 95, Leaves for Napoleonvle...... 11:40 A. l.
No. 96. Arrives from Napoleonvjile.....3.00 P. N.
No. 98, Leaves for Napoleonville..... 6:55 P. K.
Jeocal freight trains eac way daily, SnndaAn
Sxcepted. L. B. MAriNGLY. LocalAgent.
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ROUTE,
J. G. DAVIDSON, Captain P. T. BABIN, Clerk
This swift and elegant boat makes
VO1r TRIPS IL
between Donaldsonville and Burnside, con
necting with passenger trains, as follows:
Passengers going north take boat at 900 o'clock
a. m. and 4:00 o'clock p. m.
Passengers going south take boat at6 800 o'clock
a. m. and 2:15 o'clock p. m.
A horse-car at Burnside will convey passengers
to and from the boat FREE OF CHARGE.
Through tickets to all points sold on the boat.
Trunks and Baggage Handled.
L. A. Colomb & Son
This we're having, and
for which it is extremely
difficult to dress com
fortably. People wearing
woolens are afraid to
take them off because
cold weather is likely to
set in any day. But we
are prepared to fit you
out comfortably for any
kind of weather. Our
Light and Heavy
cannot be improved
upon and for a few
dollars you can provide
yourself with comforta
ble clothing for the
remainder of the year.
We have a few cravenettes
left that we are selling at
ridiculously low prices.
J. A. DALFERES
SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 1907
Thos. Tircuit, of Plaquemine, was
transacting business in Donaldson
Louis U. Babin, of Hope Villa, was
a business visitor to the state capital
Col. J. S. Webster, of Point Hou
mas plantation, visited Baton Rouge
on business Thursday.
J. J. Lafargue went to New Orleans
on business yesterday morning, re
turning last night.
A. J. Yard, of Galvez, came to
town on business Thursday, returning
home yesterday afternoon.
Jos. M. Gillespie, of Burnside, vis
ited Donaldsonville on business
Thursday and was a welcome caller
at this office.
Miss Dena Hebert, of Plaquemine,
was a recent guest at the hospitable
home of Mr. and Mrs. Aramis Melan
coo, of Donaldsonville.
Dr. E. S. Keyes, a prominent young
physician of Gonzales, was in town on
business Tuesday and favored The
Chief with an appreciated visit.
The Chief is glad to note that its
good friend. A. F. LeBlanc, has suf
'1eiently recovered from his recent at
tack of rheumatism to be up and about.
Mrs. Jean Bourg has removed her
millinery store from The Times build
ing in Railroad avenue to the north
half of the Israel building in the same
S. S. Pennington and family, for
merly of Denham Springs, Livingston
pariah, recently removed to Gover
nor's Bluff, near Gates P. O., where
Mr. Pennington is engaged in the
L. W. Brown, representing Lewis
Bros., well-known commission mer
chants of New Orleans, spent a couple
of days in Donaldsonville on business
during the past week and compli
mented The Chief with a pleasant call.
Rev. E. P. Craddock will conduct
services in the local Methodist church
at 10:30 o'clock a. m. and 7:30 o'clock
p. m. tomorrow, preaching on "The
Faultless Christ" in the forenoon and
"The Blessedness of Forgiveness" at
aigkI Sseats are free and the general
Ipblfj is oroliatl ainvited to at#ed.
The many friends of Miss Maud
Landry will be pleased to learn that
she is convalescing from an attack of
illness and will soon be up and about
Emile St. Martin, one of Sheriff St.
Martin's popular sons, has accepted
a position with Stauffer, Eshelman &
Co., of New Orleans, and left last Fri
day to enter upon the discharge of his
Charles Tircuit,.the well-known rice
planter, has purchased from J. J. La
fargue the residence property at the
corner of Railroad avenue and Iber
ville street and will make Donaldson
ville his home in the future.
The Chief received a pleasant call
last Monday from Fred. Mackay, one
of the leading citizens of the Hope
Villa section of the parish, and was
pleased to learn from him that "every
thing's lovely" in his neck of the
Mrs. Geo. M. Boote and her infant
daughter, Mary Ellen, left yesterday
for New Orleans, from whence they will
sail today for their home at Ensenada
de Moro, Cuba, where Mr. Boote has
charge of the Santa Cruz Company's
extensive sugar estates.
Capt. W. S. Cary and family, who
have been occupying J. R. Duke's
pretty cottage at the corner of St. Pat
rick and Opelousas streets for the past
two years, removed Tuesday into the
spacious Quimby residence in La
fourche street, which they will occupy
jointly with J. B. Quimby and daugh
ter, Miss Carrie.
Messrs. C. R. Aleman and Alexan
der and Edgar Jumonville have 'ac
quired from Widow Robert Maurin
the Ville du Bois plantation in As
sumption parish for a consideration
of $25,000. All three gentleman are
skilled in the culture of cane and man
ufacture of sugar, and that their ven
ture will prove successful is a fore
The Woman's Home Missionary
Society of the local Methodist church
will hold an important meeting at the
residence of Mrs. E. P. Craddock next
Saturday, the 2nd prox., at 2 o'clock
p. m. Officers for the ensuing year
will be elected, and other business of
an interesting nature will receive con
sideration. Every member is urgently
requested to be present.
Col. A. D. Vega, popularly known
as "Cheap Tony" because of the fact
that he is the originator of low prices
for high-class goods, announces that
he has just received a large stock of
spring and summer clothing, dry
goods, notions, and ladies', misses'
and children's shoes. Visitors to his
establishment are assured of a cordial
welcome and courteous treatment.
Chairman Robt. Riggs of thq Vet
eran's Lee centennial celebrationcom
mittee, has requested The Chief to
thank the public for the liberal con
tributions made to the fund raised by
the Veterans for the purpose of com
memorating the one hundredth anni
versary of the birth of Gen. Robert E.
Lee, and that enabled them to so suc
cessfully carry out last Saturday's
Among the prominent visitors to
Donaldsonville during the past week
was R. M. Hyams, of New Orleans,
the affable and efficient representative
of the Southern Bitulithic Company
of Nashville, Tenn., which concern
has the contract for paving Mississippi
street and Railroad avenue, in this
town. While here Mr. Hyams dropped
in to shake hands with his friends in
The Chief office.
The Louisiana Railway and Navi
gation Company has established an
agency at Gonzales and it will not be
necessary to prepay freight to that
point, as was required formerly. The
station is temporarily located in a box
car pending the selection of a depot
site, which has been a matter of con
troversy between the citizens of the
community and the railroad company
for the past year.
On Saturday, Feb. 23, at the same
time that the Southwood and River
side (or Mound) plantations are to be
offered for sale by Sheriff S. H. St.
Martin, that ofier will also sell the
cotton gin situated on the Southwood
place, together with the acre of ground
forming its site, pursuant to a writ is
sued in the suit of the Foster Creek
Lumber Company vs. the Ascension
Parish Land and Improvement Com
Theodore P. Shouts has resigned as
president of the Isthmian Canal Com
mission and will be succeeded by
Chief Engineer John F. Stevens, who
will reside on the Isthmus and give
practically all his time to the super
vision and direction of the canal
work. Mr. Shonts retires from the
public service to become president of
the Interborough-Metropolitan Com
pany, which has control of the rapid1
transit and many of the surface street- i
car lines in New York city.
The increase of Parish Superintend
ent Showalter's salary by the school
board of this parish is characterized
by the Plaquemine New Enterprise as
"a wise and just move, which can be
emulated all over the state with good
results. The laborer is worthy of his
hire and should be paid in proportion
to the value of his work. Prof. Sho
walter is an untiring worker in the
cause of education and the people of
Ascension, knowing this, have mani
fested their appreciation in a manner
that will tend to induce him to try to
do even better this year than he did
last, feeling that they will reap the
fruit of his earnest efforts."
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Absolutely
The fault of giving children medicine con
taining injurious substances is sometimes more
disastrous than the disease from which they
are suffering. Every mother shouldknow that
Cbhamberlaia's Cough Remedy is pestectl safe
for lldreno take. Iteontaims n mgýarm
tol and for ensgha, cotes and orsea sur
wpassed. or sale to altd s ta
1 A BANNER ORANGE CROP.
f Remarkable Success of a Sugar Planter as
t a Fruit Farmer-Striking Evidence
of Louislana's Fertility.
The following relation of the results
I achieved on a Louisiana orange farm
s the past season furnishes indisputable
- evidence of the fact that other crops
s besides cane and cotton can be pro
duced profitably in this state. In
e point of fact there are several crops
for which the soil and climate of Lou
B isiana are peculiarly well adapted,
- and which in favorable seasons yield
considerably larger prefits than the
great staples mentioned-notably the
strawberries and early vegetables
of the Taneipahoa section and the
oranges and kindred fruits of the
"lower coast," by which term is meant
the stretch of country through which
the Mississippi river winds its course
to the gulf after passing New Orleans.
In this lower coast region, fifty-two
miles below New Orleans, is the Ra
' venwood farm, owned by K. A. Au
coin, manager and chief sugar-boiler
of the St. Emma plantation in this
parish, and John Meyer, who bought
a third interest in the farm from Mr.
Aucoin in May, 1905. There are 6000
trees on the place, covering twenty-six
acres of ground and all bearing,
divided as to species thus: Mandarine
trees, 600; tangerines, 300; China
Sweet, 1000; navels, 500; grape fruit,
200; Satsuma, 1000, and Creole Sweet,
The number of boxes of fruit yielded
by these 6000 trees during the season
just closed was as follows: Creole and
China Sweet, 2516, navels, 259;
Satsuma, 450; tangerines, 542; grape
fruit, 128; mandarines, 403, a total of
4298 boxes, :which is the banner crop
of the state by 1500 boxes.
The cost of cultivating, picking and
packing these oranges aggregated
$1145.28; cost of cow peas, fertilizers,
feed and empty boxes for shipping
purposes, $1119.14, a total expense for
the year of $2264.42. The crop was
disposed of for $8536.24, leaving a net
earning of $6271.82, or an average of
$241.20 to the acre.
Although Mr. Meyer has only par
ticipated in the earnings from two
crops, he has already got back all
that he paid for his third interest in
Ravenwood. This is a record that
may well excite the envy and wonder
of farmers in other sections who are
content to toil year in and year out
for a fractional part of these big
profits on the produce of their lands.
It will of course be understood that
the location of Messrs. Aucoin &
Meyer's farm is particularly favora
ble for orange culture, and that such
success as they enjoyed in l906 can only
be hoped for in seasons when the
weather conditions are as exception
ally salubrious as was the case last
A wedding of interest to the very
many friends of the contracting par
ties in this community and elsewhere
was that of Cecil McCrory and Miss
Estelle Bullion, prominent and popu
lar young people of Hope Villa, which
was quietly solemnized at the home of
the bride's mother at 10:30 o'clock
Wednesday forenoon, in the presence
of a small gathering of relatives and
intimate friends. The happy couple
left for Baton Rouge immediately
alter the ceremony and subsequently
proceeded to New Orleans for a stay
of several days. Mr. McCrory is an
alumnus of the Louisiana State Uni
versity at Baton Rouge, and served
with conspicuous ability as instructor
of mathematics and assistant com
mandant of cadets at that institution
for several sessions following his
graduation in June, 1902. His bride
is a daughter of Mrs. and the late
Gen. O. A. Bullion, and is an ex
ceptionally prepossessing and ac
complished young woman, greatly es
teemed and admired by all who have
the pleasure of knowing her. The
Chief takes pleasure in extending
hearty felicitations to tha.newly wed
ded pair, and trusts that their journey
through life will be marked with in
creasing happiness and prosperity
from year to year.
Lee Centennial Celebration at Gonzales.
The one hundredth anniversary of
the birth of Gen. Robt. E. Lee was
celebrated with appropriate exercises
in the beautiful Gautreau oak grove
at Gonzales Saturday by the Confed
erate veterans and public school chil
dren and teachers. Adjutant W. P.
Dixon of Fred. N. Ogden Camp No.
247, U. C. V., presided, and prayer
was offered by D. B. Miller, Sr. The
opening address was delivered by Jos
eph Gonzales in an eloquent manner.
"America" was sung by the school
children, and was followed with an
address by Rev. L. M. Phillips, after
which "Dixie" was rendered by the
children amid prolonged and vocifer
ous applause. The other speakers of
the occasion were Miss Paula A.
Weurpel, Prof. Albert J. Moreau and
Prof. W. E. Bohannon, each of whom
was listened to with great interest and
frequently applauded. The Dutchtown
band furnished music and the affair
was brought to a close with a basket
Work on the street paving has been
progressing rapidly during the past
few weeks with the result that all of
Mississippi street from Railroad ave
nue down has been concreted and made
ready for the laying of the pavement,
which will probably be commenced
next week if weather conditions are
favorable. The excavating crew, now
several blocks down Railroad avenue,
will be closely followed by the con
creting force, and it will not be very
long before Donaldsonville will be
able to boast of having its two main
horoughfarea entirely paved.
The Woods Sister's Company, dinder
the management of Otto Krause, held
the boards at the Gondran theater
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wed
nesday nights with a matinee Wednes
day afternoon, and was greeted by
large audiences throughout the en
gagement. The performances ranged
from excellent to "so-so," Monday's
offering, "Shadows of a Great City,"
being easily the best in the company's
repertoire. Some of the specialties
introduced between the acts were quite
Barlow & Wilson's Greater New
York Minstrels will make merry at
the new play-house tomorrow night,
giving what is said to be a thoroughly
clean and wholesome performance.
The company is oomposed of a number
of the best-known vocalists and vaude
ville stars of the minstrel world, and
is accompanied by an excellent band
The advance sale of seats indicates
that there will be a record-breaking
audience on hand to witness the pre
sentation of Weber & Fields' notable
musical comedy, "Hoity Toity," at
the Gondran theater next Monday
night, the 28th inst. If we are to take
the press agent's word for it, as well
as the criticisms which have come out
from the cities where the show was
recently presented, "Hoity Toity" is
one of the best productions of its kind
that has ever come down the theatrical
pike, and is decidedly worth seeing.
The book and lyrics are by Edgar
Smith and the music by the late John
Stromberg, while Julian Mitchell, one
of the most marvelous stage directors
of the day, is responsible for the en
semble movements and dazzling stage
pictures. The company presenting
"Hoity Toity" is a large and excep
tionally well-balanced organization of
singers, dancers, comedians and
pretty girls to the number of thirty
eight. If your nerves are on the ragged
edge from too close application to
business, or if you happen to be af
flicted with that tired feeling and want
to secure a new lease of life, don't fail
to see "Hoity Toity" next Monday
The local favorite, W. B. Patton,
in his newest offering, "The Slow
Poke," will be the attraction at the
Gondran theater Friday night, Feb. 1,
and it is a foregone conclusion that
he will be welcomed by a packed
house. Mr. Patton's plays are clean,
refined, wholesome and interesting,
and his company is always a capable
one, while the star himself is a come
dian of recognized ability and is
known and liked from one end of the
country to the other. "The Slow Poke"
is unusually bright and witty, and
Mr. Patton's characterization of
"Barry Ware," a big-hearted west
erner, is convincing in its sincerity
and depth of expression.
"The Way of the Maid," a pretty
little comedy-drama,, wti be presented
by local talent at the Gondran the
atre on Sunday night, Feb. 3, for the
benefit of the Independent Order of
Chosen Friends, and as the cast in
cludes some of our most accomplished
amateurs, a theatrical treat may be
expected. The admission prices will
be 25, 35 and 50 cents, and tickets can
be secured from members of the organ
ization or at the usual place.
Gondran Theatre #
Ohe Night Only!
Friday, Feb. 1
The Peculiar Comedian
W. B. Patton
In His Latest Success,
"The Slow Poke"
' Secure Your Seats Early '
One Night Only!
Sunday, Jan. 27
Barlow & Wilson's
New York Minstrels
An Unexcelled Attraction!
Clever Jokedl Catchy Sdbgs!
Superb First Part!
Everything Brand Newl
SEALED BIDS will be received by the under
signed up to 8 o'clock p. m. Wednesday,
Feb. 20. for furnishing and installing a com
plete fire alarm system, consisting of thefol
lowing apparatus: Twelve non-interfering fire
alarm boxes, with key guards; one auto vatic
tower-bell striker; one combined betlo.
chanical gong and indicator; four pls ial
Indicators; suitablu battery to opm.I h
system, battery shelf, lightning arrerte s
board and galvanometer. Line instal lEs ,to
be done by the town.
The system must hbae the approvarvtnn
dersement of the Louisiana Fire Prevrition
Bureau before same is accepted.
The right to reject any and all bid erd.
" CHAS. MAYBIN,
Mayror. Towa of Dlnaldiodrvilw.
Donaldanvflle, La., Jan. 26, IWJ.
Knights of Columbus Officers Installed.
An enthusiastic meeting of Ascen
sion Council No. 1087, Knights of
Columbus, was held in the old Catho
lic church building at the cenclusion
of high mass last Sunday forenoon,
when the officers elected for the ensu
ing year were formally installed in
their respective positions, as follows:
Judge Paul Leche, grand knight;
Henry A. Terrio, deputy grand knight;
L. A. Landry, Jr., chancellor; G. A.
Gondran, lecturer; V. L. Duffel, finan
cial secretary; Ulysses L. Rodriguez,
recording secretary; W. J. LeBlanc,
treasurer; B. J. Vega, advocate; Jos.
Constantin, warden; Robert Landry,
outer guard; Prosper Ganel, inner
guard; James Fortier, Paul Braud
and Clarence Bouchereau, trustees.
W. D. Park, retiring grand knight,
becomes past grand knight by virtue
of having filled the former office. The
installation ceremonies were conducted
by State Deputy George W. Young,
of New Orleans, acting as supreme
knight, and proved exceptionally in
teresting and impressive. After ad
journment a delicious luncheon was
Cured His I.other of Rheumatism.
"My mother has been a sufferer for many
years from rheumatism." says W. H. Howard
of Husband, Pennsylvania. "At times she was
unable to move at all, while at all times walk
ing was painful. I presented her with a bottle
of Chamberlain's Pain Balm and after a few
applications she decided it was the most won
derful pain reliever sheohad ever tried; in fact,
she is never without it now and is at all times
able to walk. Au occasional application of
Pain Balm keeps away the pain that she was
formerly troubled with." For sale by all
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Every facility of our
store is placed at
¶A request from you
brings samples of our
Clothing to your home
by return mail, or
starts our purchasing
clerk .at work in
by fifty years of
C. Lazard Co., Ltd:
604-606 Canal Street
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Rodriguez & Truxillo
Feed and Sale
Fine Lot of
Horses and Mules
Always on Hand
Closed 'Bus Takes Passengers
Anywhere ia City for 1Oc
JULIAN M. SWOOP, PROPRIETOR
-:- 913 Olrod Street -:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phoei, Male 541
To Sugar Planters!
We Make a Specialty of
Sugar Machinery Repairs
We have patterns of plates for all
Brass and gun metal castings.
Light and heavy forgings.
Write, phone or call on us before
placing your order elsewhere.
TWO FINE LOTS, just below the rice mill.
Desirably loceted. Can be bought on easy
terms at a reasonable figure.pBy at once to
ONE CORNER LOT in main street of Port
Barrow, together with house and store
bailding. thereon. Fine location for a store.
Apply to JOS. CASSO.
Port Barrow. La.
500,00 0 am.rPLTg
or V r mpelre O. , JLk, c aes I . I
The Winter is Not Over
But we must dispose of all odds
and ends in heavy goods, espec
ially in heavy-soled shoes-Hanan
Bostonian and other good makes
and for this purpose we will hold
our usual January
at which these goods will be sold
at prices that make it advantage
ous to buy now-whether you
need anything or not. ¶Don't
overlook this money-saving op
5 Netter & Company
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MURPHY'S IRON WORKS
Corner Magazine and Giro.t Strees. NNEW ORLEANS, LA.
Engineers and Contractors
Builders of Complete anu Reliable Machinery for Cane
and Beet Sugar Factories.
SELLING AGENTS FOR LOUISIANA: Geo. F. Blake ManufacturingCompany uSteam
Pumps for all purposes. Largest siock of pumps carried in the south. Eclipse Filter Presses
Kilby Filter Presses, Kilby Gravity Presses, Mason Steam Traps, Mason Regulators, McConnell
Aebestos Pipe Covering.
New Orleans Boiler Manufaoturing Company, Ltd.
Manufacturert of All Types of Boilers
A large stock of Wrougaht Iron Plms, Fittings, Valves, Gauges, Packing, Mill and Sugar.
house Supplies on hand. Will make plans and contract for the erection of complete plants of
modern design. Address, JOHN H. MURPHY.
BANK OF DONALDSONVILLE
CAPITAL, SURPLUS AND UNDIVIDED PROFITS
OFFERS TO DEPOSITORS EVERY FACILITY
CONSISTENT WITH SAFE BANKING
3 PER CENT PAID ON SAVINGS DEPOSITS
Everything and Anything
J LUMBER 13
Ascension Lumber Yard
Jos. T. Cafiero
CLEANS, PAINTS, rPAIs, PUTS UP InM
Sugaihouse Chimneys, Heavy Ma
chinery, Etc. Satisfaction guaranteed
and charges low. Also maker of best
and cheapest tarpaulins. :: :: :: ::
Rope Splicirg a Specialty
Jung & Sons Coal COompany
WHOLEsAL APD RETAIL
>i PITTSBURG COAL K
325 Carondelet St., New Orleans.
Tugs Whitewater and Emily Jung
COAL FLEET at Philadelphia Point. near Donaldsonville. Capt. H, C. Whiteman, Msna
ear. Special attention to Suaar and Rice Planters' Trade.
TEE WELCOME CAFE v y"
Bailroad Avenue and Iberville stteat O P ON.
DONALDSONV E, L DONALDSONVILLE, LA.
ARGE Billiard and Pool Room Music Hall.
Picture Gallery and other actlities for
amusaement and convenience of patrons. A
s aplee supply of Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco, etc. Dealer in
For Sale! Old Scrap Iron
Excellent Lot of First Year Im
ported Seed Rice. Apply to or aa- Highest Prices paid for Brass,
dress, A. ROUSSEL, Copper, Lead, Old Rope
Welcome, La. and Old Sacks
SBOOKKEEPER, tiekeepe orst or FOR SALE .,
second over for the year 1907l by a
married man thirItix years of age. Willing
to do the work of bath overseers, and can also 12 Pumps, all sizes; Evapora
make out pa -rolL Am honest, sober and en- tos, 1riie Boers, T s,
ergetic, and always attend strictly to my tor, fers, Boiles, Tanks,
duties. Have worked on sugar plantations all Copper Boils, Et
m life. and can furnish excellent references.
res ;. J. CANTRELLE , Convent. La.
NDRED FEET of suction and Wanted.
.12", 14" and 19". Two Morris
setion. 12" discharge, 45 H. P. TTANDS to work in fertilizer factory at
aadsegine 1 Gretna, La., across the river from New
ils f WM. . DAY Manager Orle.n.n. Wages. $1.75 per day.E tteady~r
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