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The Donaldsonville Cbief
Official Journal of Ascension Parish,
Town of Donaldsonville and
Parish School Board.
L. E. BENTLEY, Editor and Proprietor
(. D. BENTLEY, Managing Editor
MI88 ELLA BENTLEY, AssocrIATE EDITOR
A. G. WHIDDEN - - PUBLISHER
IT'The Chief is entered at the Donaldson.
,llle, La., postofflice for transmission through
the mails at second-class rates, and is received
by subscribers POBTAGE FREE.
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The Chief office promptly, cheaply and in the
best style. Telephone No. 84.
SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 1907
Next Wednesday will be St. Valen
tine's day.
It's the unexpected that happens
very often. Keep close watch upon the
levees until the river is well within its
banks.
If the river is not going to be as
high as was feared, so much the better;
but let not our fancied security cause
a relaxation of vigilance until all
chance for a break in the levees has
passed.
Rev. Joseph K. Yazbek, a Syrian
missionary priest of Boston, arrived
in Donaldsonville Thursday and is
the guest of Rev. J. M. T. Massardier
at the Catholic presbytary. Rev. Yazbek
celebrated mass yesterday morning,
and tomorrow at 9 a. m. will conduct
services in the Syro-Chaldic language,
afterwards delivering a sermon in Ara
bic. Rev. Yazbek will leave Monday
to continue his missionary tour
through Louisiana and Texas.
The grand jury of East Baton Rouge
parish, after being in session two days
and a half, submitted a report of its
findings to District Judge H. E. Bru
not at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Included in the true bills returned was
one against Congressman-elect George
K. Favrot, charging him with the mur
der of Dr. R. H. Aldrich, of Baton
Rouge. It is reported that nine of the
grand jurors voted to indict Mr. Fav
rot, $vhile three argued against re
turning a true bill.
Rev. J. M. T. Massardier and Edwin
Schaff, leading members of Ascension
Council No. 1087, Knights of Colum
bus, went to Cottonport last Sunday
to participate in the ceremonies inci
dental to the organization of a council
of the or derat that place. The solemn
high mass which preceded the initia
tion of candidates was celebrated by
Bishop Van de Ven, of Natchitoches,
assisted by Father Massardier. Among
the visiting knights in attendance were
delegations from the Shreveport, Ope
lousas, Alexandria and New Orleans
councils.
The tenth birthday anniversary of
Miss Fanny Gonzales, one of the
charming young daughters of Joseph
Gonzales, was delightfully celebrated
Wednesday evening with an enjoyable
party at the home of Mrs. Joseph St.
Amant at Gonzales. A large number
of young people were present and the
time was pleasantly spent in playing
games and listening to recitations and
instrumental and vocal selections ren
dered by Misses Earline Marchand,
Josephine 'Gonzales and others. Re
freshments were served in abundance
and all present had a charmingitime.
The Knights of Momus depicted the
"Quest of the Fountain of Youth" in
a beautiful pageant on the streets of
New Orleans Thursday night, fol
lowed by a series of beautiful tableaux
and a grand masquerade ball at the
French opera house. The Krewe of
Proteus will conduct similar entertain
ments Monday night, whileRex and the
Mystic Krewe of Comus will hold forth
in like etyle on Tuesday forenoon and
Tuec.ay night. The city is rapidly
filling up with visitors, and many
thousands more will be added to the
carnival throngs tomorrow and Mon
day.
Special Rates for Mardi Gras.
The Mississippi Valley Railroad
announces a rate of one fare plus 25
cents for the round trip to New Or
leans from any point along its line in
Louisiana or Mistissippi. Tickets may
be obtained at any time prior to the
arrival of morning trains next Tues
day, the 12th inst., and are good for
return until Feb. 16, with privilege of
extension to March 2.
For the accommodation of persons
who may desire to leave New Orleans
after the final parade Tuesday night,
a special train will be started out of
that city at 10 o'clock, running through
to Baton Rouge and making all regu
lar stops.
Cecil McCrory, a well-known and
popular young eastAscensionite whose
marriage to Miss Estelle Bullion, of
Hope Villa, was chronicled in a recent
issue of the Chief, has accepted a posi
tion as professor of military science
and commandantof cadets at the South
western Louisiana Industrial Institute,
Lafayette, succeeding Prof. Wade O.
Martin, who resigned to take charge
of plantation interests in the parish
of St. Martin. As previously noted,
Mr. McCrory is a graduate of the
Louisiana State University and served
as instructor of mathematics and as
sistant commandant of cadets at that
institution for a period of several
years, hence he is exceptionally well
qualified to perform the duties of his
new position and should experience
no ditficulty in "making good." Mr.
and Mrs. McCrory will occupy quar
ters on the institute campus.
E. D. Leche, formerly a successful
sugar planter of lower Iberville, has
leased the New St. Charles Mansion,
at 826 St. Charles street, New Orleans,
and will personally conduct the place
in the future as a "first-class family
hotel on the European plan." This
hostelry Is admirably located, being
within easy walking distance of Canal
street and convinent to the churches
and theaters, and is equipped with ele
v;tor service, hot and cold baths, and,
In fact, everything that will add to the
comfort of its patrons. Altogether, it
is an ideal stopping place, especially
for ladies and children, as Mr. Leche's
family will assist him in the manage
ment and their presence will do much
towards making the feminine guests
feel perfectly at home. Mr. Leche has
secured the services of Bertrand P.
Braud, a son of Felix Braud, of Doni
aldsonville, as clerk, and The Chief
feels assured that travelers will receive
naught but the best of treament while
stopping at the Mansion.
The Governor's Aid Invoked.
Among the declarations of the con
stitution of Louisiana relative to the
duties of the governor of the state is
this:
"He shall take care that the laws be
faithfully executed."
Among the laws enacted by the gen
eral assembly of Louisiana are acts
No. 27 of 1898, No. 9 of 1900, No. 84
of 1902 and No. 42 of 1906, authorizing,
empowering and directing the Atcha
falaya basin and Lafourche basin
levee boards to issue notes, expropri
ate lands and take all other steps
necessary to raise funds for construct
ing a temporary dam at the head of
Bayou Lafourche, and subsequently
to replace that dam with locks; and an
act of the congress of the United States
also grants permission for the ob
struction of this navigable stream with
a dam, provided that the levee boards
to whom the permission is given shall
within a specified time replace the ob
struction with a lock. The work can
not possibly be completed within this
time, hence congress is about to grant
an extension of the limit to the end of
the year 1910, without in any manner
releasing the levee boards from the ob
ligation imposed upon and voluntarily
accepted and assumed by them to re
move the dam and construct a lock to
take its place so that the navigable
character of Bayou Lafourche as an
affluent of the Mississippi river would
be restored.
A public meeting of representative
citizens of Assumption and Ascension
parishes was held at Napoleonville
last Saturday, and reference to the
report of the proceedings published
elsewhere in today's Chief will show
that resolutions were adopted reciting
the status of the matter under discus
sion and memorializing the governor
of the state to cal upon the levee
boards to comply with the letter and
intent of the law, to the end that the
rights and interests of the people may
be protected and subserved. A strong
committee was appointed to present
the resolutions to Gov. Blanchard, and
confidence is felt that his ready co
operation will be secured in bringing
the levee boards to a proper apprecia
tion of the official responsiblity that
rests upon them to provide ways and
means for the construction of the La
fourche lock without necessary delay.
It will not suffice that these boards
should] rest content with offering to
contribute a half million dollars to
wards the cost on condition that the
federal government will assume the
execution of the work. The acceptance
of this proposition would, of course,
be satisfactory to the people-in fact,
they would much prefer to see such an
arrangement effected-but it may be
that the sanction of congress cannot be
obtained, in which event the plan will
fall to the ground.
What the people demand and what
the laws require is that the Atchafa
laya and Lafourche levee boards shall
make all necessary provision for the
construction of the lock and see that
the work is done.
To do less than this will be to dis
obey the laws.
It is demanded of the governor by
the constitution that "He shall take
care that the laws be faithfully exe
cuted."
If the amembers of the Atchafalaya
and Lafourche levee boards fail to
execute the laws enacted for their ex
press guidance and direction-and we
hope they will not so fail-then it will de
volve upon the governor to exercise his
official authority and prerogatives in
suchmanner as to cure the recalcitrancy
and insure the enforcement of the laws
-and it is to be hoped that he will
promptly do so.
Passing of the Ascension Club.
The expectation that the Ascension
Club would go out of existence, at
least on its present basis, and make
way for the formation of a similar or
ganization on somewhatdifferent lines,
is about to be realized. In fact, the
last meeting of the club has been held;
the liquidation of its affairs is pend
ing, and steps have already been taken
to organize its successor.
The details of the transformation
were arranged at a special meeting of
the club held on Friday of last week,
the 1st instant, when Christian Kline,
one of the oldest members and owner
of the property occupied by the or
ganization, was chosen as trustee,
with authority to dispose of the club's
effects to the new association, and
Adolphe Netter, Dr. T. H. Hanson
and D. D. Dalferes were named as a
committee to accomplish the transfer
to Mr. Kline.
This arrangement was approved and
ratified at the regular monthly session
of the Ascension Club which took
place on Wednesday. Dr. W. M.
McGalliard, vice president, presided
in the absence of Hon. Henry McCall,
president, who was prevented from at
tending because of the death and fu
neral of his intimate friend,. Judge
Charles Parlange, of New Orleans.
Among the other members at the meet
ing wereR. McCall, E.N.Pugh, C.Kline,
Dr. Jno. D. Hanson, Adolphe Netter,
J. W. Tucker, D. D. Dalferes, Secre
tary L. E. Bentley and Acting Secre
tary and Treasurer G. D. Bentley.
After feeling and appropriate re
marks had been made by Messrs. Mc
Call and Bentley concerning the great
loss the community and the club had
sustained in the passing away of the
three estimable brothers, Carroll,
Ernest H. and Walter I. Barton, a
committee of three, composed of Messrs.
Pugh, Kline and R. McCall, was ap
pointed to prepare a tribute to the
memory of the deceased, which is to
be spread on the minutes, published
in the newspapers and transmitted to
b.e respective families.
A motion was then adopted to do
aate to the Donaldmonville High
School all the club's old magazines,
illustrated papers and other literature;
then, after full discussion-of the matter
in all its bearings, it was resolved to
ratify the action taken at the special
session relative to the liquidation and
dissolution of the Ascension Club.
Mr. Kline was invited to make his
time-honored motion--the one to ad
journ. This was seconded by Mr. Mc
Call, and Dr. McGalliard thereupon
declared the club adjourned without
day.
It is not our present purpose to at
tempt a review of the career of the
Ascension Club, nor that of its hon
ored predecessor, the Ascension Branch
of the Sugar Planters' Association of
Louisiana-which was so closely inter
woven with the history of this parish
for many eventful years-but at some
more propitious time we may assume
the task. Suffice it to say that the
record of the two organizations covers
a continuous period from 1884 to 1907;
that it bears the names of nearly all
the most prominent citizens of this
immediate section-the leaders of its
public opinion, the promoters of its
enterprises and welfare; and that the
dissolution was not prompted by any
financial complication or other dis
turbing cause of any sort, but solely
because the changed conditions of its
membership seemed to indicate that
better success and greater popularity
would be assured an organization
formed and conducted on a different
basis. There were but three planters
remaining on the roster of what had
primarily been a planters' club more
than anything else, and only five of
the charter members of the original
club were "in at the death," namely,
Henry McCall, Richard McCall, Jas.
P. Kock, E. N. Pugh and Dr. Jno. D.
Hanson.
Immediately following the adjourn
ment of the Ascension Club an in
formal meeting was held by a number
of the signers of the list for the forma
tion of the new club, and temporary
organization was effected by the choice
of Dr. Jno. D. Hanson as chairman
and B. J. Vega as secretary. The
chairman appointed Walter Lemann,
D. D. Dalferes and Dr. E. K. Sims a
committee to take charge of and solicit
additions to the membership list and
prepare a form of constitution and by
laws for submission to a general meet
ing of the signers to be held at the
Ascension Club rooms on Sunday,
February 17, at 11 o'clock a. m., when
it is proposed to start the new or
ganization upon its career.
"ILe roi est mort! Vive le roil"
Le roi ess moret vIve ie rol'
For Over Sixty Years
Mas. WINSLOW's SOOTHING SaYRU has been
used for over 60 years by millions of mothers
for their children while teething with perfect
success. It soothes the child, softens thegums.
allays all vain; cures wind colic, and is the best
remedy for d.irrhoea. It will relieve the toor
little sufferer immediately. Sold by druggists
in every part of the world. Twenty-five cents a
bottle. Be sure and .sk for "Mrs. Winslow's
Soothing Syrup," and .ake no other kind.
Weather and Crop Notes.
Thefollowing paragraphs are quoted
from this week's Ascension letter to the
Louisiana Planter:
"A little taste of wintry weather has
been given us this week, the mercury
having descended to the freezing line
-32 degrees-Tuesday night, and to a
point nearly if not quite as low Wed
nesday night. Frost was seen not far
from the river, and it is probable that
thin ice formed in localities still fur
ther away, but none was visible at
Donaldsonville or other points adja
cent to the big Mississippi, so far as
known. No ill.effect upon the sprduted
sugar cane is apparent or appre
hended, and each passing day in
creases the confident hope that the
remainder of the winter will elapse
without the occurrence of a cold spell
sufficiently severe to materially check
the fine start the cane crop has made
under the invigorating influence of
mild temperatures and favorable soil
conditions.
"An enthusiastic observer of exist
ing indications was heard to declare
his belief that planters will be able to
lay by their cane in the early part of
May, and the conviction is growing
stronger on every hand that 1907 is
going to prove a record sugar year.
"A well-known Rapides parish
planter to whom the fear was ex
pressed that a freeze might yet take
place that would retard the growth of
the sprouting cane and spoil the pres
ent promising prospect, declared that
he could see no reason to fear the ef
fects of an ordinary freeze. He cited
the experience of 1900, when cane had
attained growth equal to that of the
present crop and was cut down to thf
ground by a severe freeze on the 1st o'
March, but came up again with thicker
and better stands and gave Louisiana
planters one of the best crops they
have ever made. Of course, it would
be nice not to have such a freeze this
season, but the experience of seven
years ago should serve to prevent us
from regarding such a visitation as a
disaster."
Death of Capt. Charles W. Dodd.
Captain Charles W. Dodd, one of
the best known river pilots in this
section of the country and a leading
citizen of the sixth municipal district
of New Orleans, died at his home in
that city at 8:50 o'clock Tuesday morn
ing after a long and painful illness,
aged 56 years. The funeral took place
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
interment being made in Lafayette
Cemetery No. 1 after services at St.
John's Episcopal Church, Rev. A. W.
Skardon officiating. Capt. Dodd was
born in New Orleans Dec. 25, 1850,
and entered upon his chosen career
shortly after the civil war, starting
out as a pilot on steamboats plying
Bayou Lafourche. He was clerk of
the steamer Kate Kinney, on the Mis
souri river, for one season; captain
of the Mattie M., operating in the
Mississippi and tributary streams, for
a season, and at various times served
as pilot on the Sunbeam, Isabel, As
sumption, Laura Lee, John Howard,
Whisper, Chicakasaw and other boats
engaged in the upper coast trade. His
last employment was in the capacity
of receiving clerk for the steamer Gem,
and It was while filling this position
that he sustained the paralytic stroke
which finally resulted in his death.
Capt. Dodd was well and favorably
known throughout this section of the
state, and his untimely demise will be
deeply regretted by an exceptionally
wide circle of friends and acquaint
aRoN,
MASONIC GRAND LODGE.
Ninety-fifth Grand Communication Held
at New Orleans with a Record At
tendance of Delegates-Much
Business Transacted.
The ninety-fifth grand communica
tion of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana
Masons was held in New Orleans this
week and the attendance was larger
than that of any previous session,
there being present approximately 600
delegates who represented 150 lodges
from all parts of the jurisdiction. R.
Henderson and Lazard Meyer repre
sented Ascension Lodge No. 251, of
Donaldsonville, and A. H. Landry
acted in a like capacity for Milford
Lodge No. 117, of Hope Villa, while
Dr. John S. Thibaut, also of Donald
sonville, was present in his capacity
of district deputy grand master.
Grand;Master L. C. Allen, of Shreve
port, presided, and interesting ses
sions were held Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday, the total
volume of business transacted being
very large. The grand master read
his annual report on Monday and
among the more important statements
and recommendations contained in the
document were: the forwarding of $5000
to the Grand Lodge of California for
the relief of the San Francisco earth
quake sufferers; to provide liberally
for the needs of the Louisiana Relief
Lodge; the granting of dispensations
for new lodges at Slidell, Trout, Sum
merfield, Rayne, Tioga, Vivian and
Pelican, and the proper observance of
Sunday. The grand master also called
attention to other matters of great in
terest to the craft and to the inade
quacy of the Temple to the present
needs of the grand lodge, stating in
this respect that while the building
was in good order and bringing a rev
enue of $10,000 a year, there was no
question but that the attendance at the
annual communications was entirely
too great for the present grand lodge
room, and that an offer of $170,000
from a New Orleans club for the pur
chase of the property would be con
sidered later.
This matter came up Tuesday and
after much discussion the motion to
sell was tabled, most of the members
taking the view that the price offered
was altogether too low. It was de
cided instead to use the funds accruing
from the temple building rentals in
purchasing a site for a new Masonic
Temple to be erected at some future
time, and to set aside $30,000 for the
enlargement and renovation of the
present structure, which will include
an entire repainting, retiling of the
floors, recarpeting, refurnishing and
the installation of a steam heating ap
paratus.
The election of officers took place
Wednesday and resulted as follows:
L. E. Thomas, Shreveport, grand
master; Fred. Marsh, Franklin, grand
senior warden; W. B. Null, Ruston,
grand junior warden; James Caldwell,
Robeline, grand lecturer; Richard
Lambert, New Orleans, grand secre
tary; i. G. Ricks, New Orleans, grand
treasurer. Upon being installed the
newly-elected grand master announced
the following appointments: Dr. A.
Leigh, Lecompte, grand senior dea
con; C. Girard, Lafayette, grand junior
deacon; John Puleston, Amite City,
grand marshal; W. M. Wallace, Winn
field, grand sword-bearer; R. H. Po
lack, New Orleans, grand pursuivant;
J. W. Armstrong, Welsh, T. H. Rob
erts, Downesville, C. F. Ratcliff, Zach
ary, and Charles E. Cormier, New Or
leans, grand stewards; Joseph Cath
art, New Orleans, organist; John A.
Davilla, New Orleans, grand tyler;
W. M. Baker, Arcadia, grand lec
turer. The appointment of deputy
grand masters for the several districts
in the state will be made in a few days
and it is very probable that Dr. John
*S. Thibaut will be reappointed, as he is
a hard worker and is extremely popu
lar with the lodges in his jurisdiction,
and if they have any choice in the
premises the doctor's continuation in
oftce is assured.
Meetings of the Grand Chapter of
Royal Arch Masons, Grand Council
of Royal and Select Masons and the
Grand Commandery of the Knights
Templar were held during the week
and at the election of officers of the
first-named body Dr. John S. Thibaut
was complimented by being advanced
to the post of grand master of the first
vale.
Among the pleasant features of the
session and one greatly enjoyed by
the delegates was an eloquent oration
upon Masonic subjects by Hen. Chas.
F. Buck.
Preparing for Emergencies.
The board of commissioners of the
Lafourche basin levee district held
their regular monthly meeting at New
Orleans last Tuesday afterpoon, with
President V. Maurin in the chair and
a full attendance of members, as fol
lows: J. S. Brady, D. J. Foret, Ca
mille Templet, Louis Hymel, Alfred
Songy, T. J. Sellers, R. Perez and
George Lorio. Each of the commis
sioners reported verbally on the con
dition of the levees in his district and
stated that the situation presented no
cause for alarm, but it was the con
sensus of opinion that steps should be
taken at once to meet any emergency
that may arise. With this end in
view, the president was authorized to
charter a steamboat and barge, load
them with lumber, sacks and ^other
materials used in levee building, and
station them at Donaldsonville, ready
to proceed on a moment's notice to
any point along the line which may
develop weakness. As a further pre
caution it was decided to place car
loads of lumber and sacks at various
stations on the Texas and Pacific
Railway between Donaldsonville and
Waggaman. The levees in the dis
trict under the jurisdiction of the La
fourche board are all in excellent con
dition and can easily withstand a much
greater volume of water than is now
in sight, but it was deemed best to take
these precautionary measures in order
to provide against any possible mis
hap%
The River Situation.
No apprehension of dangerously
high water is being occasioned at this
place as a result of the flood now
coming down the Mississippi river,
and notwithstanding the fact that a
new record has been established at
Memphis, it is not likely that Donald
sonville's maximum oT 32.75 feet above
extreme low water, registered in 1897,
will be approximated within two feet
by the present freshet. The gage read
ing at 7 o'clock this morning was 29.1
feet, showing a rise of 1.6 feet within
the past seven days, and Observer W.
D. Park expresses the opinion that
the further rise will be only about one
and a half or two feet. The levees on
both sides of the river are in fine con
dition, and the three levee boards hav
ing jurisdiction in this parish-the
Atchafalaya, Lafoprche and Pontchar
train-are all on the alert to detect
and avert danger- wherever it may
threaten.
Sheriff's Sale.
State of Louisiana-Civil District Gourt for
the Parish of Orleans.
New Orleans Real Estate Mort-)
gage and Securities Co. No.81,286
William R. Taylor J
BY VIRTUE of and in obedience to an order
of seizure and sale to me directed by the
above named court, in the above entitled and
numbered suit, 1 have seized and taken into
my possession. and will sell at public auction,
according to law, to the last and highest
bidder, at the principal front door of the
courthouse of the parish of Ascension, in the
town of Donaldsonville, on
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1907,
at 11 o'clock a. m., the following described
property, to wit:
Two plantations situated in the state of Lou
isiana on the left descending side of the Mis
sissippi river, commonly known as the South
wood plantation and the Riverside plantation,
the former as now conveyed, situate, lying and
being in the parishes of lberville and Ascen
sion, and the other as Riverside plantation,
adjacent to and immediately below the former,
situated in the parish of Ascension, each of
which plantations is more particularly de
scribed as follows:
The Southwood plantation, consisting of the
following tracts of land, forming a solid tract
containing 298466-100 acres.
(i) A certain tract of land on the left bank of
the Mississippi river, in the parish of Iberville,
bounded on the lower side by the line separat
ing the said parish from the parish of Ascen
sion, having a front on said river of three and
one-half arpents by a depth of eighty arpents,
containing two hundred and eighty superficial
arpents, equal to two hundred and thirty-eight
acres, more or less, the first forty arpents in
depth of said tract, being the lower part of sec.
74, township 9, south range 1, east, and section
39, tp 9, s r 2 o0, or the claim of Louis Parent,
and the second forty arpents in depth being the
lower part of section 52, tp 9, sr 2 a, or the back
pre-emption of Jules Druillhet, certificate No.
437 of date January 11th, 1836.
(2) Another tract of land situated on the left
bank of the Mississippi river, adjoining im
mediately below the above described tract and
bounded above by said tract and by the line
separating the parishes of Iberville and As
cension, having a front on the Mississippi river
of eleven and a half arpents by a depth of
eighty arpents with side lines opening between
two and three degrees and extending back to
the Madam Judice tract composed of section
75, tp 9, s r 1 e, containing forty-four and 89-100
acres; section 40, tp 9, s r 2 e. containing 362
and 46-101 acres, and section 55, tp 9, s r 2 e,
containing 424 and 8-100 acres, the whole con
taining 831 and 43-100 acres, more or less, and
known as the Maria Taylor tract,confirmed to
her by private act of congress of March 3,1853,
as per patent of the United States of 22nd of
December. 1879.
(3) Another tract of land on the left bank of
the Mississippi river, in the parish of Ascen
sion, having a front of about twenty-seven
toises, more or less, on said river, with a depth
of forty arpents, bounded above by th pre
ceding tract, and designated as section 41, in
tp 9, s r 2 a, containing twenty-five and 84-100.
acres. mere or less, acquired from the United
States by location of school warrant of cer
tificate No. 268, and patent of the state of
Louisiana No. 7955.
(4) Another tract of land situated in the par
ish of Ascension on the left bank of the Mis
sissippi river, having a front on said river of
nine arpents and 27 toises, more or less, by a
depth of forty arpents, bounded above by the
land lastly described, designated as consisting
of sec. 4, tp 19, s r 2 e, containing 9 and 4-100
acres, and sec. 42, tp 9. a r 2 e, containing three
hundred acres, and both together containing
three hundred and nine and 41e00 acres, being
the claim of Thomas and David Urquhart, cer
tificate.348, as per patent of the United tates
of date 27, August, 1880.
(5) Another tract of land situated in the par
ish of Ascension on the left bank of the Mis
sissippi river, bounded above by the tract
lastly described, having two arpents and ten
toises, more or less, front on said stream, ex
tending in depth forty arpents, designated as
sec. 5, tp 10, s r 2 e, containing five and 79.100
acres, and sec. 43, tp 9, e r 2 e, containing 72 and
19-100 acres, both containing together seventy
seven and 98-100 acres, acquired from the United
States by location of school warrant or cer
tificate No. 268, as per patent of the state of
Louisiana, No, 7955, and dated
(6) Ancther tract of land situated in the par
ish of Ascension on the left side of the Mis
sissippi river beginning forty arpents fro-,
said river anti extending in depth about forty
arpents to the Madam Judice tract adjacent to
and in the rear of the tracts fourthly and
fifthly described, designated as lot 2, of section
19, containing seventy and 29-100 acres, and lot
3 of section 19, containing two hundred and
twenty-three and 37-100 acres, both together
containing two hundred and ninety-three and
66-100 acres, more or lees, as per patent of the
United States, No. 170, issued 25th of Septem
ber, 1844, to John B. Kling, and Parent, on their
joint pre-emption certificate No. 170, of May 5th,
(7) A ertain tract of land situated in the
parish of Ascension on the left bank of the
Mississippi river, having a front on said river
of three arpents, more or less, extending in
depth forty arpents, with side lines opening
about 8 degrees, designated as sec. 6, tp 10, s r
2 e, containing thirteen and 10-100 acres, and
sec. 44, tp 9, s r 2 e, containing one hundred and
ninety-two and 72-100 acres, both together con
taining two hundred and five and 82-100 acres,
and being the claim of Jacques Hebert, cer
tificate 133, as per patent of the United States
issued on the 2nd day of May, 1881, bounded
above by the land fifthly described, said tract
being the lower part on the Mississippi river
of the Southwood plantation, as conveyed to
A. L. Ellis, by John Crossley & Sons, on the
24th of April, 1888, and the land secondly above
described being the upper limit of the Missis
sippi river of said plantation as so sold and
conveyed.
(8) A certain tract of land situated in the
parish of Ascension on the east side of the
Mississippi river, being forty arpenss from said
river and extending in depth about twenty-four
arpents adjacent to and immediately in the
rear of the tract lastly described, bounded
above by a portijn of the land sixthly above
described containing two hundred and 76-100
acres, and designated as sec. 32, tp 9, s r 2 e, or
the back pre-emption of Donat Hebert, certi
ficate No. 430, as per patentof the United States
No. 430 issued to Donat Hebert on the 20th
August, 1881.
(9) A certain tract of land situated in the
parish of Ascension on the left side of the Mis
sissippi river, beginning abbut sixty-four ar
pents from said river, and adjacent to and in
the rear of the tract lastly described, and
extending in depth about seventeen arpents
to the Madam Judice tract, designated as lot
1 of sec. 19, tp 9, s r 2 e, and containing one
hundred and twenty-two and 85-100 acres, as per
patent of the United States No. 422, issued on
the 30th June, 1880, to Valery Dupuy and Mary
H. Hebet, and which tract of land is bounded
above by part of the land sixthly described.
(10) A certain tract of land situated in the
parish of Ascension on the east side of the
Mississippi liver, and about eighty arpents
from said river, known as the Madam Judice
tract, being sec. 20 in tp 9, a r 2 e, containing
six hundred and seventy-nine and48-100 acres, as
per patent of the United States, issued on the
4th day of June, 1880, to Madam Judice. which
tract of land is bounded below by part of the
Etienne Como tract or section 29, and in front
in part, by the tracts secondly and sixthly and
ninthly described. The whole of the foregoing
tracts secondly, thirdly, fourthly, fifthly,
sixthly, seventhly, eighthly, ninthly, and
tenthly described containing two thousand,
seven hundred and forty-six and 86-100 acres,
more or less, constit-lting the Southwood plan
tation, as acquired aforesaid by L. A. Ellis to
which was afterwards added the tract firstly de
scribed, known as the Island of Porche tract, in
creasing the quantity of land in said Southwood
plantation as now sold and conveyed to two
thousand and nine hundred and eighty-four
86-100 acres, more or less.
The Riverside or Mound plantation, consist
ing of the following tracts of land all in thb
parish of Ascension and in townships 9 and 10
south, range 2 east, namely:
(1) A certain tract of land on the left bank of
the Mississippi river having four arpents in
front of said river, more or less, by a depth of
forty arpents, being the upper part of Firmin
Dupuy claim, bounded on the upper side by the
irst forty arpents in depth of the Southwood
plantation as heretofore described and con
reyed, designated as section 7, township 10,
;outh range 2 east, containing twenty and
13-100 acres, and section 45, tp 9, a r 2 e, contain- i
ug one hundred and seventeen acres, and both
"ontaining one hundred and thirty-seven and
0-100 acres, as per patent of the United States, 1
asued 14th day of May, 1878, to Firmiu Dupuy.
(2) A certain tract of land situated on the
aft bank of the Mississippi river, in the parish
if Ascensaion Bavi3g five arpsnts, more or lees,
esit oi said rivs 4 a depth, ao t aptpsnt, I
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It contains Cod Liver Oil, Hypophosphites
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by little folk.
ALL DRUGGISTS; 500. AND $1.00.
One-Third Off
Sale!
Don't Miss Iti
It's betwixt and between seasons. ¶It's the
time when the progressive clothing house
cuts down prices in order to reduce stock.
]When we cut prices, we do it radically-no
half-way measures here. We now offer the
heavy discount of
One=Third Off on Everything
Clothing of all sorts comes under the ban.
The regular price remains on every price
ticket. Take one-third off and pay us the
balance, and the goods are yours. ¶This is
better than putting your money in a savings
bank for a year at 4 per cent interest. ¶No
"make-believes" or "tricks"-just a plain
fair and square offer. ¶See what one-third
off means.
Men's Suits
Regular price, $ 8.50; One-third off, $ 5.67
Regular price, 13.50; One-third off, 9.00
Regular price, 15.00; One-third off, 10.00
Regular price, 16.50; One-third off, 11.00
B. LEMANN & BRO. ... The Clothiers
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
Clearance Sale
at which these goods will be sold f
at prices that make it advantage
ous to buy now-whether you
need anything or not. ¶Don't
overlook this money-saving op
portunity.
Netter & Company
Mississippi Street
Hi. ABRAHAM I. LeAN.LK
E.A BPEAHAM & 00.
Commission XMerhants..
COTTB...N-S:GBI&::CE
10 Lberal advvanes Xade on Consignments
1 and 218 3aronne SBteet, 1New Orleans, Lonlsana
being the lower part of the Firmin Dupuny
claim, bounded above by the tracts immediately
preceding and below by the Waterloo planta
tion of Louis Geismar, designated as sectioa 8,
in tp 10, a r 2 e, containing thirty-three and
2-100 acres, and section 46, tp 9, s r 2 e, contain
ing one hundred and sixty-six and 73-100 acres.
and both containing one hundred and ninety
nine and 75-100 acres, as per patent of the
Inited States issened on the 14th day of May,
1876, to Firmin Dupuy, the said two immedi
ately preceding tracts of land having together
nine arpents front on the Mississippi river, con
stituting the portion of the Riverside planta
tion fronting on said river.
(3) A certain tract of land situated on the
left side of the Mississippi river, beginning
forty arpents from said river adjacent to and
in the rear of the upper part of the tract firstly
described and extending in depth forty arpents,
more or less, back to the Madam Jundice tract,
bounded on the upper side by the tracts
eighthly and ninthly described as parts of the
Southwond plantation heretofore conveyed,
and being the west or upper part of section 81,
tp 9, a r 2 e, containing forty-eight and 87-100
acres as per patent of the United States dated
the 10th of February 1881, and issued to Joseph
Hebert in virtue of his back pre-emption cer
tificate No. 432.
(4) A certain tract of land situated on the
east side of the Mississippi river in the perish
of Ascension, beginning forty arpents from said
river and extending in depth forty arpents,
more or less, back to the Madam Judice tract,
bounded above by the lands lastly described
and below in part by section 51, being the lower
or eastern part of section 31, tp 9, s r 2 e, con
taining eighty-four and 59-100 acres, as per
patent of the United States, dated 10th of
February, 1881, issued to John Kling in virtue
of his back prs-emption certificate No. 483.
(5) A certain tract of land situated on the
east side of the Mississippi river in the paish I
of Ascension, beginning about forty arpents
from said river, adjacent to and in the rear of
the tract secondly above described, extending
in depth about six arpents to section 51 and the
Etienne Come tract, or section 29. described as t
lot 1 of section 61, bounded above by the lands t
lastly described and containing twenty-six and
-100 acres, more or less, as per patent of the
United States dated 14th day of nAugust, 1898, c
issued to John Minor in virtue of his back pro e
smption certificate No. 436.
(6) A certain tract of land situated on the
east side of the Mississippi river in the parish t
>f Ascension. beginning about forty-six arpents c
from said river extending back about one hun- I
ired arpents, of an irregular shape and con- iI
isating of the residue of the Etlenne Como
r.act after taking off from the eastern end of Il
Laid tract one hundred and forty-seven acres, o
nore or less, as conveyed to William J. Miner s+
y two acts of exchange one passed on the 5th o.
f December, 1840, by Schubal Tillotson and a
ho other on the 9th of June, 1849, by Schiubal t
mnd Romanta Tillotson, both of record in the a!
>arish of Ascension, leaving the amount of five S
undred and thirty-five acres, more os lass, now B
onvered as the residue of said Como tract, -
he hole treot beah astioa a InP t#o e ts ,
containing six hundred and eighty-one and
55-100 acres, as per patent of the United States,
dated 14th of May, 1878, issued to Etienne Como.
The southern portion of this tract is bounded
on the south by the Waterloo plantation and
on the east by a portion of said Waterloo plan
tation, being the one hundred and forty-seven
acres, more or less, cut off, as aforesaid from
the Como place, under actof exchange between
S. Tilloteon and William J. Miner, as aforesaid,
and now forming a part of said Waterloo place,
(7) A certain tract of land situated on the
east side of the Mississippi river in the parish
of Ascension about one hundred and thirty
arpents from said river, separate from the rest
of the Riverside plantation and being deseribed
as the southeast one-fourth of section 9, t 9, a
"r 2 e, containing one hundred and ixty-ona
and 90-100 acres acquired from the United
States under certificate No. 849. dated Decem.
ber 1st, 1835, as per patent of the United States,
dated June 12th, 1885 issued to Marguerite
Paran, and Trisimond becotea, and be
same property acquired by 8. Ti a
shertif s sale of the property of Charles Bishop
on May 23rd, 1842.
(8) A certain tract of land situated on the
left side of the Mississippi river in the parish
of Ascension, about ninety arpents from said
river, bounded on the west by the northern end
of the Etienne Como tract, and being the west
half of lot I, or the northeast quarterof section
21, tp 9, e r 2 e. supposed tocontain seventy-five
and 60-100 acres, as per patent of the United
States, dated June 12th, 1885, to John Sides,
for the whole of said lot 1, oi being the frac.
tional northeast quarter of said section 21, con
taining one hundred and forty-five and 60-100
acres, the tract now conveyed being the west
half of said lot 1.
(9) A certain tract of land situated on the
left side of the Mississippi river in the parish
of Ascension, abont seventy-five arpents from
the Mississippi river on both sides of New river
bounded on the west by the northern part of
the Etienna Como tract and on the north by
the lands lastly described, and being lot 2 of
section 1, tp 9, s r 2 e, containing niaety-six
and 40.100 acres, as per patent of the United
States, dated the 8th of November. 188, issued
to Romanta Tillotson.
(10) A certain tract of land situated on the
left side of the Mississippi river in the perish
of Ascension at the distance of about eighty
arpents from said river on both sides of New
river, and bounded on the west by the lands
lastly described, being lot 8 or the east half of
the southeast quarter, section 21, tp 9, S r2 e,
containing eighty acres, sas pe patent of the
United States, dated November 8th, 1888,
issued to Simon Peter Mlser.
(11) A certain tract of land situated on the
left side of the Mississippi river in the pariah
of Ascension, about eighty-five arpente from
said river on both sides of New river, bounded
on the the west by the lands lastly described
and being the west half of the southwest syar.
ter of section 22, tp 9, r 2 e, containing ighty
end 3-100 acres, as per patentof the United
States , dated 8th November, 188, and lisued to
Hiram hard. ,; .
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