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Address: The Chief, Donaldsonville. La.
Lodge and Association
Donaldsonville Lodge No. 2839
Knights of Honor.
W ETS first and third Tuesdays of. each
m month, at 8 p. m.t in Masonic Temple,
Ra ad avenue. Life insurance of $2000 at
actualcost. Lodge dues only $1 per quarter.
Dr. Pul T. Thibodaux, sitting past dictator;
John H. Sehaff. dictator: James Fortier, vice
dictator F. L. Trepagnier. assistant dictator;
Drs. T. H. Hanson and P. T. Thibodaux, medi
cal examiners; Jacob Blum, treasurer; J. E.
Blum, financial reporter; Fred Landry, re
porter. Address, Donaldsonville, La.
Kenneth Lodge, No. 41.,
Knights of Pythias.
CONVENES in Masonic Temple the second
and fourth Thursday evenings of each
month at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially
welcomea Sick benefits, funeral tax and all the
fraternal features. Members have option of
j lining endowment or insurance rank. Chan
cellor Commander. E. Langbecker: Vice Chan
cellor Commander, Jules Leumas; Master of
Work, Dr. D. C. Brumfield; Prelate, Fred. Lan
dry; Keeper of Records and Seal, J. E. Blum;
Master of Finance, Wm. Pforzheimer; Master
of Exchequer, Jacob Blum.
Lee Lodge No. 6, Ancient Or
der of United Workmen.
EETS second end fourth Tuesdays of each
month at 8 p. m., in Masonic Temple,Rail
road avenue. Largest beneficiary fraternal or
der in the world. Life insurance of 82000 at
lowest possible cost. Entire expense of initia
tion including proposition fee, medical exam
ination and beneficiary certificate, only $5.
Past master workman. E. D. Melancon; ilas
ter workman, A. G. Whidden; Foreman, Chas.
Langbecker; Overseer, Dr. P. T. Thibodaux;
Receiver, W. J. LeBlanc; Recorder, John F.
Terrio; Financier, . Langbeckpr; Medical ex
aminers, Drs. E. K. Sims and P. T. Thibodaux.
Postomloe address, Box 159, Donaldsonville,La.
A number of prominent society peo
ple of Washington, D. C., including
Mrs. T. P. Shonts and daughters, will
visit New Orleans during carnival.
One who eats an orange as it is
brought to his table little guesses what
various processes it has passed thru
slnce leaving the tree; so, too, with
other fruits. This "Traffic in Fruits"
is the subject of an article which Prof.
B. T. Galloway, chief of the United
States bureau of plant industry, con
tributes to The Youth's Companion of
February 14. It will surprise most
readers by the novelty of its informa
Chas. W. Moore, a machinist of Ford City,
Pa., had his hand frightfully burned in an
electrical furnace. He applied iucklen's Ar
nica Salve with the usual result: "a quick and
perfect cure." Greatest healer on earth for
barns, wounds, sores, eczema and piles. 25c at
J. J. Leche's drug store.
The Pla.uemine N.av F.ntesnrs l
says that a citizen of that town who
recently visited Donaldsonville re
ported that the Sunday law is so
rigidly enforced here that "you have
to be careful how you enter a drug
store, lest you be arrested for buying
Peruna." Well, why shouldn't a man
be arrested for buying Peruna on Sun.
day if he is subject to arrest for pur
chasing other and better brands of
.whiskey? On general principles, a man
ought to be arrested for buying Peruna
on any day of the week.
A Healing Gospel.
The Rev. J. C. Warren, pastor of Sharon
Baptist Church Bela ir la., says of Electric
Bitters: "It's a Godsend to mankind. It cured
me of lame back, stiff joints, aand complete
physical collapse. I was so weak it took me
half an hour to walk a mile. Two bottles of
Electric Bitters have made me so strong I have
fSst walked three miles in 50 minutes and feel
*ke walking three more. It's made a new man
of me." Greatest remedy for weakness and all
stomach, liver and kidney complaints. Sold
pnder guarantee at J. J. Leche's drug store.
Price of Statlonery Advances.
Local stationers and printers have
received advices from envelope manu
facturers of an advance of 10 per cent
in the prices of envelopes. Earlier in
the year the American Writing Paper
Company of Holyoke, Mass., selling
agents for the eastern paper mills,
issued notices of an advance of from
one to two cents per pound in the prices
of all grades of writing paper. As the
prices of blank books, lead pencils and
other stich articles have also been ma
terially advanced within the last sixty
days, consumers of stationery may
prepare to pay higher for their goods
in 1907 than they did last year.
LIST OF LZTTmra8
Remaining in the Postoffice at Donaldsonville,
La., Saturday, February 9, 1907.
Arnaud, Charley Garner, Mary
Artch. Seely Henderson. Seely
Augusta. liyvalina Jones, Anderson
Bradford Albertha Joseph, Lindy
Boot, Lily Jackson, Carrie
Babiu, B F Jones, Oneal
Clay, Cale Keifer, George
Comeaux, Honore Luncas, Ida
Casbery, Anderson Morth, G E
Collins Julia Olivia Moray, Sallie
Davis, klisabeth Mapoianprope
maorsy, M Mosley, Calvin
DeloydD Dolph MieClaudy, Fannie
eteber.arrl Mitchel, Sarah
Fathesly, Gustave Bay, C L
Fre.ma. (Ibarley Rose, W
Garnet, Sbeard Williams, Christy
When calling for these letters say advertised
f not called for in two weeks .b. will he sent
to the Dead Letter ofice at Washington, D. C. I
JOHU F. TREBRIO. Postmaster.
He Was in Trouble. I
"I was in trouble, but found a way out of it,
and I'm a happy man again., since Dr. King 'sa
New Life Pils cured me of chronic eonstipa
iia , Tex. Guaranteed satisfactory. Price t
a:c at J. J. Leche's drug store
NEW INSURANCE RATING.
Continued from First Page.
r gasoline, benzine, naptha or other
volatile oils and explosives, gun
powder, dynamite, nitro-glycerine, hay
or lime inside the fire limits or the
corporate limits. It was stated that
comparatively small quantities of
gasoline and volatile oils are handled
and the principal explosives are in
the form of fixed ammunition. Hay is
practically limited to the stables and
comparatively no lime is carried in
the fire limits. There is an ordinance
regulating the construction of flues,
prohibiting other than brick flues be
ing erected. This ordinance is said to
be enforced at the present time. Nu
merous metal and some terra-cotta
flues were noted in all sections of the
town. These flues are said to have
been built prior to the adoption of
r the present ordinance and are con
demned when considered to be unsafe.
There are no ordinances regulating
the storage, handling or discharge of
Rubbish, trash, etc.-There is an
ordinance which prohibits the accu
mulation of rubbish, trash, etc., and
provides that same must be gathered
up and placed in the street twice each
week, when it is collected by the city
carts and disposed of. It was stated
there is practically no burning of
rubbish in the streets. The general
appearance of yards and alleys would
indicate that the ordinance is well
Fire record---Donaldsonville is said
to have had a very good fire record
for a number of years with practically
no disastrous fires.
Mayor-Hon. Chas. Maurin.
The waterworks system is owned by
the town and operated in conjunction
with the electric light plant under the
name of the municipal power plant.
The system used is direct pumping,
both for domestic and fire purposes.
The water supply is taken from the
Donaldsonville had a waterworks
system with gravity pressure from
standpipe and special fire pressure by
direct pumping. This system was
composed mostly of 4-inch mains and
single hydrants and afforded but scant
protection on a third-class basis, be
ing considered third-class with serious
deficiencies. The Fire Prevention
Bureau made plans and furnished
specifications for bringing the system
up to a full standard direct pumping
system, using as much of the old ma
terial as possible. These plans were
adopted and the system installed, and
Donaldsonville is now considered as
having a first-class waterworks sys
tem. The old standpipe, 8 feet in
diameter and 90 feet high, having a
capacity of 34,000 gallons, located in
Louisiana Square, is still standing
and is kept full of water. This stand
pipe is connected to an" 8-inch street
main by a 6-inch connection, with
valve in connection kept closed. The
standpipe will eventually be removed,
but at present is considered as a re
serve domestic supply.
The pumping station is located on
the northeast corner of Houmas and
Mississippi streets and is of frame,
joisted construction, metal roof. The
electric light plant is cut off from the
rooms containing the boilers and
pumps by a standard parapetted brick
wall with all openings in same pro
tected by standard automatic sliding
fire doors on each side of wall. The
boiler room has a brick floor and open
joisted ceiling and the engine and
dynamo room, pump room and council
chamber have wood sheathed interior
finish. The dynamo room contains
the electric light and power apparatus.
In the boiler room are located four
return flue boilers of 100 H. P. each,
two boiler feed pumps and the fuel oil
system forl firing the boilers, which
system is practically standard as re
gards pumps, piping and location of
tanks. Separate steam supply pipes
are run to both the engine and pump
rooms, tne one to tne engine room be
ing provided with a valve in boiler
room so that the entire steam supply
can be controlled in the boiler room
and used exclusively for the water
works pumps. In the pump room are
two pumps, a Barr Compound Duplex
14 and 20x10x12, having a capacity of
1000 gallons per minute, or 1,440,000
gallons per diem at 120 feet piston
speed, and a Knowles 12 and 18}x12x12
Compound Duplex pump having a
capacity of 1400 gallons per minute or
2,000,000 gallons per diem at 120 feet
piston speed. Each pump has a Fisher
governor in 3 valve by-pass on steam
connection and one pump is kept run
ning and maintaining a domestic
pressure of 50 pounds. A special fire
pressure of 110 pounds at pumps is
given on alarm of fire. Each pump
has a 10-inch suction pipe, provided
with foot valve and strainer at water
end, to Mississippi river, and pump suc
tions are cross-connected in pump room
with standard 5 valve arrangement.
Each pump has 8-inch discharge pro
vided with gate valve only (no check
valve) to 12-inch pipe to 12-inch city 4
main in Mississippi street.
The pumping machinery is about nine
years old, but is considered as being
in good condition, having been tho
The street mains in the principal
mercantile section are 12 inches, in
the lesser mercantile section 10 and 8
inches, and in the dwelling sections 8
and 6 inches, except in some of the l
outlying districts and outside the cor- t
porate limits, where some 4-inch mains t
have been temporarily put in. In all
there are about 5* miles of street
malns, of which 2428 feet is 12-inch, t
l410 feet 10-inch, 4715 feet 8-inch, 11,360 e
feet 6.inch, 5270 feet 4-inch inside the f
,orporate limits and 1730 4-inch out- S
slde the corporate limits.
There are two dead ends on the sys
tem, both being outside the corporate
limits and 'both are 4-inch pipe, one
being 400 feet long and supplying two
single hydrants and the other being
700 feet long and supplying six single
hydrants. The system of street mains
is provided with 54 section cut-out
valves, making it necessary to cut off
but a minimum length of street main
in event of accident, emergency or re
Hydrants are located on street cor
ners generally, but one block apart in
eachýdirection. There are59hydrantsin
all, 49 being the new model Fairbanks,
29 having two 2+-inch hose connections
and 20 having two 21-inch and one
4+-inch steamer connection. The other
10 hydrants are the old single hydrants
which.have been installed as temporary
protection generally outside the cor
porate limits. The hydrants are well
located and the town should be con
sidered as being well protected. No
meters are used for domestic service,
a fiat rate being charged for all the
The average daily consumption for
domestic purposes is about 150,000
There are three men on duty day
times at the pumping station and two
men on duty nights. Steam is main
tained at all times. Telephone con
nection in station.
The waterworks system is considered
as fully equal to the needs of the town.
E. A. Thibodaux, superintendent.
The fire department at the present
time is entirely volunteer, but it is
proposed to organize a part paid de
partment in the very near future. The
department at present consists of a
chief, two assistant chiefs and four
companies, having from 25 to 40 mem
bers each. The direction of the de
partment is by a fire board consisting
of five members of each company who
are elected and who in turn elect the
chief and assistant chiefs. No drills
are held at the present time, but reg
ular drills will be held from now on.
The department as a volunteer or
ganization is considered as being very
good and compares quite favorably
with the needs of the town.
At the present time there is no ap
proved fire alarm system installed,
but the town authorities are contem
plating the installation of a fire alarm
telegraph system in the near future.
At present the town is divided into
three districts and in the event of fire
notice is generally telephoned to the
powerhouse and a whistle alarm blown
to designate the district. The bells on
the fire station are also rung to give
notice of fire, but not to designate
location or district.
DETAILS OF EQUIPMENT.
Station No. 1-Located on north
side of Mississippi street, just east of
pumping station, two stories, frame,
metal-clad, joisted construction, wood
sheathed finish, metal roof. Appara
tus-One one-horse, four-wheel hose
wagon carrying 350 feet of 2+-inch
rubber hose, one one-inch shut-off
nozzle, two three-gallon chemical ex
tinguishers, axes, bars, spanners and
wrenches. Reserve-One hand hose
reel in shed in rear, carrying 300 feet
of 21-inch rubber hose. Station is
lighted by electricity, provided with
one horse exclusively for fire depart
ment use, and equipped with quick
hitch harness. Company consists of
captain, foreman and 25 members,
about half of which can be relied upon
to answer alarm. At night, watchman,
employed across street, would hitch
up. This watchman also takes care
of horse and apparatus.
Phoenix Hose Co.-Located in old
opera house building on northeast
corner of Opelousas and Chetimaches
streets, two stories, frame, joisted
construction, wood sheathed finish,
shingle roof. Apparatus-One two
wheel hand hose reel carrying 350 feet
of 2+-inch rubber hose, one one-inch
shut-off nozzle, wrenches, spanners
and axes. Reserve-One two-wheel
horse-drawn hose reel carrying 350
feet of 2+-inch rubber hose and one
one-inch shut-off nozzle. This reel is
to be located in the stable shown at
No. 432 Railroad avenue and used as
a sub-station. One Silsby fourth-class
rotary steam fire engine in fair con
dition. Engine has four-inch rubber
suctions for taking water from wells
and two 21-inch hose connections on
pump. Engine arranged to be drawn
by horses, but is seldom used and fire
is not kept laid in fire box ready for
ignition. Company consists of 25 men,
about one-half of which can be relied
upon to answer alarm of fire.
Vigilant Hose Co No. 3-Located at
No. 43 K Railroad avenue. One-story,
frame, joisted construction, wood
sheathed finish, shingle roof. Appara
tus-One one-horse, four-wheel hose
wagon carrying 350 feet of 21-inch
rubber hose, one one-inch shut-off noz
zle, two three-gallon chemical extin
guishers, axes, wrenches and spanners.
Reserve-One hand two-wheel hose reel
with 300 feet of 21-inch rubber hose and
one one-inch shut-off nozzle. Station is
lighted by electricity, equipped with
quick-hitch harness and is provided
with one horse exclusively for fire de
partment use. This company consists
of 27 men, about half of which can be
relied upon to answer alarm. Night
watchman employed across street from
station takes care of horse and appa
ratus and acts as regular driver.
Ascension Hook and Ladder Co.
Located on southwest corner of Opq
lousas street and Louisiana Square,
two-stories, frame, joisted construc
tion, wood sheathed finish, shingle
roof. Apparatus-One one-horse,
four-wheel village hook and ladder
truck, carrying one 40 and one 35-foot
extension ladders, one 24 and one 20
foot straight ladders, one roof ladder,
aixs, poles, pikes, bars and rope. |
Station lighted by electricity and
equipped with quick-hitch harness. No
horse owned by this company, but
contract with livery stable about one
block distant calls for horse to be sent
on alarm. Company composed of cap
tain, foreman and 40 members, about
half of which can be relied upon to
Henry Schaff, Sr., chief of depart
TESTS AND REMARKS.
Test No. 1-Two-way hydrant lo
cated on southwest corner Opelousas
an I Houmas streets. Domestic pressure,
50 pounds. Flowing pressure with one
stream through 50 feet of 21 inch rub
ber fire department hose equipped with
one-inch smooth nozzle play pipe, 115
pounds. Approximate delivery, 300
gallons per minute.
Test No. 2-Two streams in opera
tion. One stream same as in test No.
1 and a similar stream from two-way
hydrant located on southwest corner
of Opelousas;and Chetimaches streets.
Flowing pressure with both streams
in operation, 100 pounds. Approxi
mate delivery, 275 gallons lier minute
each. Total delivery, 550 gallons per
minute. Gage on hydrant test No. 1.
Test No. 3-Four streams in opera
tion. Two streams used in test No. 2
and two similar streams from two-way
hydrant located on northwest corner
of Louisiana Square. Flowing pres
sure with four streams in operation,
100 pounds. Approximate delivery,
275 gallons each. Total delivery, 1100
gallons per minute. Gage on hydrant
test No. 1.
Present classification-Third, with
New classification-Second, with de
ficient fire department. All property
inside corporate limits and over 500
feet from city hydrant, fourth class.
All property outside of corporate
limits and over 500 feet from city hy
drant to be treated as country property.
Municipal-1. Adopt standard ordi
nance governing the construction of
2. Adopt ordinance governing the
handling and storage of gasoline,
benzine, naptha and other volatile
oils and explosives, including gun
powder, dynamite, nitro glycerine,
etc.; also hay and lime inside the fire
Waterworks-1. Provide an engine
indicator on each waterworks pump so
superintendent can keep account of
2. Provide check valve on discharge
pipe of each pump.
Note-Of the original specifications
for the waterworks system prepared
by the bureau the above are all that
have not been complied with.
Fire department-1. Install approved
fire alarm telegraph system.
CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS.
Opportunities Offered for Obtaining Em
ployment Under the Federal
The United States Civil Service Com
mission announces the following ex
aminations to take place on the dates
given below, and circulars containing
further irnformation relative thereto
may be seen at the office of this paper:
February 27, 1907-Engineer and
blacksmith, at $840 per annum, Fort
Lewis, Col. Age limit, 20 years or
Assistant assayer in the United
States assay office at Charlotte, N.
C., at $1250 per annum, and similar
vacancies as they may occur in the
mqint and assay service throughout the
United States. Age limit, 20 years or
Public document cataloguer in the
government printing office, at $900 per
annum.. Age limit, 20 years or over.
Farmer with a knowledge of irriga
tion, in the Indian service. Age
limit, 20 years or over.
Chief engineer, custodian service,
St. Louis, Mo., to fill a vacancy in
the position of chief engineer and
electrician, at $1800 per annum. Age
limit, 18 to 55 years.
Second-class (or assistant) steam
engineer, custodian service, Salt Lake
City, Utah, at $900 per annum. Age
limit, 18 to 55 years.
Surveyor, Philippine service, at
$1400 per annum, there being at least
thirty vacancies to be filled. Age
limit, 18 to 40 years.
February 27-28, 1907-Clerk-drafts
man, in the land office service. Sev
eral vacancies exist, some paying
$1400 per annum and others $4 per
diem. Age limit, 20 years or over.
March 6, 1907-Irrigation manager,
in the department of agriculture, at
from $1800 to $2500 per annum. Age
limit, 21 years or over.
Irrigation farmer, in the office of
experiment stations, department of
agriculture, at from $720 to $1200 per
annum. Age limit, 21 years or over.
Assayer, at $1200 per annum, in the
office of the surveyor of customs,
Kansas City, Mo. Age limit, 20 years
Engineer, in the Indian service, at
from $720 to $800 per annum. Age
limit, 20 years or over. Some sal
aries range as high as $1000 per
annum, most of them, however, being
from $720 to $800.
Supervising drainage engineer, de
partment of agriculture, at from $2000
6o $2500 per annum. Age limit, 21
years or over.
Application blanks and further in
formation may be obtained from the
listrict secretary, room 18, Custom
iouse, New Orleans, La.
Col. A. D. Vega, popularly known
is "Cheap Tony" because of the fact
,at he is the originator of low prices
or high-class goods, announces that
ie has just received a large stock of
spring and summer clothing, dry
,oods, notions, and ladies', misses'
ind children's shoes. Visitors to his
s;tablishment are assured of a cordial
relcome and courteous treatment.
Continued from Second Page.
(12) A certain tract of land situated on the
left side of the Mississippi river, in the parish
of Ascension, about eighty-five arpents from
said river, north of New river, bounded on the
west by the lands lastly described, and being
the east half, f the southwest quarter of section
22., tp 9, s r 2 e, containing eighty and 32-100
acres, as per patent of the United States, dated
8th of November, 1838, and issued to Raphel
(13) A certain tract of land situated on the
left side of the Mlsissisippi river in the parish
of Ascension, about one hundred arpents from
the said river lying north of New river, sepa
rated from the main body of the Riverside
plantation and benug the east half of southeast
quarter, section 22, tp 9, s r 2 e, containing
eighty and 32-100 acres, as per patent of the
United btates, dated 8th November, 1838, and
issued to Romanta Tillotson, on certificate 17.
(14) A certain tract of land on the left side of
the Mississippi riverin the parish of A.cension,
about one hundred arpents from said river
i lying north of New river, bounded on the west
by the Land lastly described lying on both sides
of the road leading from New river lane to
Galves town, being the southwest quarter of
section 23, tp 9, s r 2 e, containing one hundred
aid sixty-three and 68-100 acres, as per patent
of the United States, dated 23rd of November,
1892, is nod to Hugh Braclson on certificate
(15) A certain tract of land on the left side
of the Mississippi river in the parish of Ascen
sion at about seventy arpents from said river,
hounded on the north by the land tenthly
described, and on the south by the Etienne
Como tract, and being lot 1 of fractional section
29, tp 9, s r 2 e, containing eighty-two and
76-100 acres, as per patent of the United States,
3 dated November 8th, 1838, and issued to Simon
And in addition to the foregoing, such title
and possession and such title and pus
sesion only subject to all its defects and
infirmities, as the said Wm. R. Taylor ac
quired by virtue of the act of sale to him from
Mrs. Irwin G. Randle, passed before Bernard
Titche, notary of the city of New Orleans, on
November 20th, 1903, to the following three
tracts of land which originally formed a part of
the said Riverside plantation and were held by
said Taylor's authors under the United States
receipts and certificates which were subse
quently cancelled by the commissioner of the
general land office, to-wit:
(1) A tract of land of irregular shape, sit
uated on the east side of the Mississippi river
in the parish of Ascension, beginning about
forty-five arpents from said river immediately
back and in the rear of the land fifthly.described
and extending back about thirty-five arpents to
the Madam Judice tracts, bounded on the
west by the tract fourthly described and on
the east by the tract fifthly described, des
ignated as section 51, tp 9, a r 2 e, containing
one hundred and thirty and 50-100 acres, ac
quired from the United States by Schubal
) Tillotson on the 25th January, 1831, under re
ceipt 96 and certificate No. 132, and cancelled
by the commissioner of the general land office
September 18th, 1844.
(2) Another tract of land situated on the east
side of the Mississippi river, in the parish of
Ascension, at about seventy arpents from said
river, bounded on the west and south by the
Etienne Como tract or the land sixthly
described, being lot 2 of fractional section 28,
tp 9 s, r 2 e, containing one hundred and twelve
and 75-100 acres, as purchased from the United
States by Romanta Tillotson January 25th,
1831, under receipt 97 and certificatel33 and can
celled by the commissioner of the general land
3 office September 18th, 1844.
(3) Another tract of land situated on the east
side of the Mississippi river in the parish of
Ascension at about eighty arpents from said
river, situated on both sides of New river,
bounded on the north by the lands twelfthly
described, being lot 30r the east half of north
west quarter of section 27, tp 9, s r 2 e, contain
ing eighty acres, as purchased from the United
States by Joseph Hebert, April 21st, 1831, under
receipt 125 and certificate 161, and cancelled by
the commissioner of the general land office
September 18th, 1881, the said three tracts
amounting altogether to three hundred and
twenty-three and 25-100 acres.
From the whole property hereinabove de
scribed, however, there is exdepted and ex
cluded the following tracts, to-wit:
First-A tract, 24i acres, sold by Charles H.
Alexander and I. G. Randle, former owners
thereof, to Rev. Alexander Juille, in the year
1897, and described as follows, towit:
(1) The southwest quarter of section twenty
three in township nine, south range two east,
southeastern district of Louisiana, east of the
G Mississippi river, containing one hundred and
sixty-three and 68-100 acres, more or less.
(2) The west half of southeast quarter, section
twenty-two, township nine, south range two
east, southeastern district east of the Missis
sippi river, containing eighty and 32-100 acres,
more or less. Which said tract was sold before
the sale to Taylor aforesaid, a copy of which is
Second-Two certain tracts sold by Wm. R.
Taylor on November 22nd, 1904, to Henry
Decoteau and Arsene-Decoteau, respectively,
by acts passed before Walter Lemann, notary
of the parish of Ascension, copies of which
are hereto annexed, the said tracts being
described as follows, to-wit:
(1) A certain tract of land situated on the
left side of the Mississippi river in the parish of
Ascension, about ninely arpents trom said
river. bounded on the west by the northern end
of the Etienne Como tract and being the west
one-half of lot one, or the northeast one quar
ter of section 21, tp 9, s r 2 e,. the said tract of
land containing 65.12 acres as per survey made
by J. W. Monget, C. E., October, 1904, the map
thereof showing the back subdivisions of the
Riverside and Southwood plantations; the said
map being parapheed "Noe Varietur" to iden
tify the same herewith and deposited for
recordation in the office of the recorder for the
parish of Ascension, the tract herein sold
being described on said map as lots 1 and 2
and measuring as follows: 12:97 chains on the
north, 40.00 chains on the east, 19:62 chains on
the south, and 40.68 chains on the west. The
said land herein sold being bounded on all sides
by the lands of vendor and being a portion of
the land acquired by said vendor from Mrs.
Caroline Brewer, widow of the late Irwin G.
Randle, by act of sale dated November 29th,
1903, before B. Titche, notary public, parish of
Orleans end recorded in book 45, folio 114 of
conveyance records of the parish of Ascension.
(2) A certain tract of land situated in the
parish of Ascension at a distance of about
eighty arpents from said river and being the
northern portion of the east one-third of south
east one-quarter of section 21, tp 9, sr 2 e, con
tain;ng 33.83 acres as per survey made by J. W.
Monget, C. E., October, 1904, the map thereof
showing the back subdivisions of the Riverside
and Southwood plantations, the said map being
identified with an act of sale and mortgage
from William R. Taylor to Henry Decoteau
this day executed by the undersigned notary
and deposited for recordation in the office of
the recorder of the parish of Ascension. The
said tract of land measuring according to said
survey, 17.00 chains on the northern boundary,
18.90 chains on the eastern side, and 17.00 chains
on the southern, and 19.87 on the western side.
Said land being bounded on all sides by the
lands of vendors and being a portion of the
land acquired by the said vendor from Mrs.
Ella Caroline Brewer, Widow of the late Irwin
G. Randle by act of sale dated November 29th,
1913, before B. Titche, notary public for the
parish of OrleaLs, and recorded in book 45,
folio 114 of the conveyance office of the pari.h
of Ascension, as to which said tracts the mort
gage securing said notes was duly released.
Third-A tract of 480 and 70-100 acres, included
in the description hereinabove given of the
Rive: side plantation and fully described in a
rert:ain act of sale of said tract made by Winm.
RI. Taylor to G, Adolph Gondran by act passed
before Bernard Titchle, notary public for the
parisb of Orleans, on December 23rd, 1905, a
copy of which is hereto annexed, as to which
said tract the mortgage securing the above
described notes was duly released.
Terms and conditions-Cash in United States
currency. S. H. ST. MARTIN, Sheriff.
Sheriff's office, Ascension parish, La., Jan. 3,
State of Louisiana-Twenty-seventh Judicial
District Court-Parish of Ascension.
Foster Creek Lumber Co.
Ascension Parish Land andNo. 1823.
Improvement Co., Ltd. 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, I 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:
The cotton gin house and acre of ground on
which it is erected, on the Southwood planta
tion situated in the parish of Ascension, on the
left descending bank of the Mississippi river,
at about eleven miles above the tiwn of Don
Terms and conditions-Cash in United States
currency. S. H. ST. MARTIN, Sheriff.
Sheriff's office, Ascension parish, La., Jan. 19,
S EALED 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 the fol
lowing apparatus: Twelve non-interfering fire
alarm boxes, with key guards; one automatic
tower-bell striker; one combined electro-me
chanical gong and indicator; four plain visual
indicators; suitable battery to op-rate the
system, battery shelf, lightning arrester, switch
board and galvanometer. Line installation to
be done by the town.
The system must have the approval and en
dorsement of the Louisiana Fire Prevention
Bureau before same is accepted,
The right to reject any and all bids is reserved.
Mayor, Town of Donaldsonvle.
Donaldaonville. La., Jan. 3, 192
Bargains in Town Lots
At Gonzales, Louisiana
The Coming Town of East Ascension
200 Choice Town Lots situated in the heart
t of New River, a thickly populated sec
tion of Ascension Parish. Lots are situated on
both sides of Louisiana Railway and Naviga
tion Company and Belle Helene Railroad
Company's Line; on both sides of the stream
of New River, and adjacent to the site of the
Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company's
depot. Prospective purchasers are invited to
visit Gonzales and select lots which will be
sold at auction in the near future. *'
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