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r THE DONALDSONVILLE CHIEF.
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VOL. XXXVI. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1907. NO. 27.
LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
HOT S AND SALOONS.
$2.00 oo Day House
F. ROGGE, - - Proprietor.
S. D. GrAx~L LOI, pay Clerk.
WM. RoooE, Night Clerk.
Headquarters for Commercial
'Bus and Porter to and From all Trains.
- MiEasippi Street, Near Wharf,
DON4L ONVILLE. LOUT'IANA.
P. O. * 1, 70. Telephone 0S.
DRY GOODIS. OKOCERIEJS, Etc.
_ KLINE, cornex C esent Place and Hon
* mas street, dealbr in Dry Goods, Notions,
Boots and Shoes, Groceries, Provisions, Corn,
Oats and Bran.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office in Houmas street, adjoining the Ascension
Club. Telephone 90.
DR. T. H. HANSON.
Railroad enue between Claiborne and Ope
lot streets. Telephone 240.
DR. J. D. HANSON.
O0FICE AND pESIDINOc :
Lessard street, between Nicholls avenue and
Iberville street. Telephd·e 5I
D] PAUL T. THIBODAUX.
omnru AsA" ZasiDsma:
Mississippi street, near Catholic Church.
Office Hours: 11 a. m. to 2 p. m.
DRI. CLARENCE GOETTE,
Office in Railroad avenue, adjoining Goette's
Shoe Store. Telephone 36.
J. LS sHE,
Corner Railroad and Nicholls avenues,
Purest and freshest of Drugs, Chemicals and
Patent Medicines always in stock. Trusses.
Bandages, Soaps, Perfumery, Brushes. Combs,
Smokers' materials, etc. Physicians' preecrip
tionsharefully compoundet at all hours, day or
night. Telephone 9-2
U. RICHARD MELANCON,
Office in Opelousas Street, opposite Courthouse
ATTORNEYS AND NOTARIES
H K. FOOTE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office with R. J. Chauvin, in Railroad avenue,
opposite Ascension High School.
6 J. VEGA,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Office with R. McCulloh, corner Railroad and
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
)IBoe and residence, corner Railroad and Nich
Practices in all the courts of Louisiana, both
State and federal. Address, P. O. Lock Box 8.
.ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
District Attorney Twenty-seventh Judicial
-strict. Office in Nicholls avenue, opposite
tAurthouse. Prompt attention paid to collec
tions and civil business.
CALEB C. WEBER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Of(be ln Nicholls avenue, near the Courthouse,
R. N. SIMS,
Office in Chtinmiches street, opposite Court
OARPEL~TER AND BUILDER.
CONTRACTOR Ae BUILDER.
All work neatly executed. Plans and estimates
DONALSONVILLE NEWS CO., Mrs. L. Y.
Turner, Manager. Railroad avenue, op
posite the postoflce. News and Illustrated
aers, Books. Statiocry, Pens. Ink, etc.
Ilgnboscs takleaor ail Leading American
U-.INEDY A SULLIVAN,
MANUFACTURERS OF MOSS
COLLARS AND PADS
Prices aefy competition, with g.arantee
of satisfaction or money refunded.
Agres: Care Landry & Low
ery Co.. Ltd..
DONALDSON VILLE, LA.
Axle Grease, Lye. Soaps.
BVa. BDLb .,
Che .. C Sfes,
IMbJnmOcks, Toe Chests,
M::::,. O.~oa, P::2.
Paoaks. Rope,. Refrigerators,
a-si sor irm ro.,t.
j C Morris Co., Ltd.,
Dr. Sheard floorei
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE
Iberville Street, near Convent Donaldsonvilie, La.
Dealer in High-Grade Kentucky Horses :: Phone 227
SIF YOU NEED
I QUICK, 'PHONE
We have Long Distance Service and. are open
DAY AND NIGHT
365 days in the year. 24 hours out of 24
We cacCn supply you from our stock with anything in
MILL SUPPLIES MACHINERY
STEAM GOODS HARDWARE, ETC.
and our Hobby is Prompt Shipment
WOODWARD, WIGHT c CO.,
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Mire Cane Cart Loader
The Best, Simplest and Cheapest
Interchangeable flule'and Gasoline Power
Strong, Durable and Efficient
Boom Swings Automatically
Grapple Controlled from Platfbrm and
Automatic in Operation
Third Successful Season in the Field
Prices and Full Particulars Upon Application
J. C. Mire Implement Co., Ltd.
210 South Peters Street - - New Orleans, La.
ESTABLISHED 1847 PURELY MUTUAL
The Penn Mbtugj
Life Insuireice Co.
JOHN R. FELL
FOURTH FLOOR, MACHECA BUILDING, NEW ORLEANS
R. N. SLATOR, LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE, DONALDSONVILLE, LA.
Everything and Anything
Ascension Lumber Yard
Jos. T. Oafiero
.CL..rs, PAmnrs, REPAms, PUTS UP AND
Sugarhouse Chimzeys, Heavy Ma
chinery, Etc. Satisfaction guaranteed
and charges low. Also maker of best
and cheapest tarpaulins. :: :: :: ::
Rope Splicirlg a Specialty
tShe "'King " Moss Collars
FIT BETTER-WEAR BETTER-LAST LONGER ,
Delivered at any station or landing at the following pi ices:
Open Bottom Moess Collars with Canvas Ends, per dozen, 610.8
Plain Moss Collars, - * - " " 7.20
oes BRiding Saddle Pads, -. " " 15.
eoss Pack Saddle Pads, - - " " 5.
These collars are made by hand from the best selected moss. I have a large stock on
hand and am ready to fill all orders on abort notice. Old Moss Collars taken in ex- F
change for new ones. DENNIS CASSARD. Barton. La.
Jung & Sons.OCoal Company
WioxmasA.a inn RaIan.
325 Carondelet St., New Orleans.
Tugs Whitewater and Emily Jung
COAL NL3Za at Phiiadslphia Point, near Donaldsoavl e Capt. 8, C. tsean, Mans
ina ae al amutloa to U.aa sad Miass pasas' Trade
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AROUND THE STATE.
Items ol Interest Culled From the
High School Building at St. Francisville
Destroys d by Fire-New Courthouse
of Jefferson Parish Formally
The electric light plant at Homer
was totally destroyed by fire.
The Morse rice mill, at Estherwood,
shipped 5000 pockets of rice to Cali
Hon. Thos. Watson, of Georgia,
addressed a meeting of farmers at
The handsome new courthouse at
Gretna was formally dedicated with
J. W. Boyd, a native of Louisiana,
has been promoted to the rank of sec
ond lieutenant in the United States
The Julius Freyhan high school
building at St. Francisville was de
stroyed by fire, entailing a loss of
David Dyal, aged 16 years, was ar
rested on the charge of stealing a
horse from W. R. Laird, of Blanche,
Dr. Luther Longino, a prominent
physician of Minden, was seriously
injured while alighting from a street
car at Shreveport.
S. S. Thomas was elected principal
of the Baton Rouge public schools to
fill the vacancy caused by the resigna
tion of Prof. T. H. Harris.
A number of immigrants arrived at
New Orleans from Malaga, Spain, and
were given employment on various
Louisiana sugar plantations.
Shipments from the port of New Or
leans during January, 1907, showed
an increase of $5,787,551 over those
made in the same month last year.
C. C. Harvey, president of the Queen
and Crescent Railroad, was elected
presidentof the New Orleans Terminal
Company to succeed L. S. Berg, re
Although a waterworks system cost
ing $50,000 was recently installed at
Abbeville, insurance-rates have been
materially increased, in some cases
100 per. cent.
The stable, tool shed and black
smith shop on Greenwood plantation,
about twepty-five miles below New Or
leans, were destroyed by fire of incen
The board of stewards and trustees
of the Methodist church at New Iberia,
which was destroyed by fire Jan. 27,
took steps to rebuild the structure
without loss of time.
The bill providing for an immigra
tion station at New Orleans was fa
vorably reported to the national house
of representatives by the committee on
5publie-taildings and grounds.
Burglars entered the home of Miguel
Acosta, a member of the Baton Rouge
police force, and made away with
Jewelry and wearing apparel vajued at
The West FeliciarXa school muddle
has beep compromised by- the agree
ment of Ceorce Newman, present par
ish superintendent, against whom there
is considerable complaint, to retire at
the close of this session.
Dr. C. H. Irion, president of the
state board of health, announced that
he would seek the assistance of the
courts for the purpose of compelling
physicians to furnish his office with
vital statistics, as required by law.
Governor Newton C. Blanchard, of
Louisiana, delivered an address on
the life and character of Abraham
Lincoln at a celebration held in
Springfield, Illinois, to commemorate
the anniversary of Lincoln's birthday.
The Red River Hardwood Lumber
Company, Limited, was organized at
Alexandria with a capital stock of
$50,000, and will erect a sawmill either
at Alexandria or a few miles below
that city on the Red River Valley
A special election will be held in the
parishes of Lafourche and Terrebonne
on Monday, March 11, for the purpose
of selecting a district attorney to suc
ceed Hon. W. P. Martin, who was re
cently elevated to the position of dis
Susie Cummins, a negress living at
Monroe, was run over by a passenger
train on the V., S. and P. Railroad
and instantly killed, her body being
cut in two. A peculiar feature of the
accident was that the woman was em
ployed as a servant in the home of C.
W. Kennedy, the engineer in charge of
the locomotive which struck her down.
prove their worth at harvest
time. After overfifty yeasof
success, they are pronounced
the best and surest by careful
planters everywhere. Your
dealer sells them- 197 Setd
Aialf ree on request.
1*LIL~PPP rOR. w * ew -
In England and- France the -S -
of Alum Baking Powder is pro=
hibi.ted by law because of the in
jurikus effects thatfollow its use. t
The law 'in: the+ District of
Columbii also prohibits_ Alfy in
nf ood. -
Qon 'iiw _ e. wi ere 's;yet you have no protection against Alum
Th. _nly sure protection against Aluni ny wor bakin~ Powdec is to
R'YKLAn.in Aefrom Absolutely pure Cream of Tararar.-a pure- ci
product: Aids digestion-adds to the healthfulness of food.
NEW ORLEANS LETTER.
Mardi Gras, with its Attending Festivities,
Fades into the Oblivion of the Past.
Parades More Beautiful than
New Orleans. La., Feb. 13, 1907.
St'e $ Correspondence of The Chief.'`
Well, it's all over now, and Mardi
Gras with its attending festivities has
,-ded into the oblivion of the past.
The solemnity of the lenten season has
descended upon the erstwhile gay old
town like a gray twilight after a bril
liant day, and so sudden is the transi
tion that it is like the abrupt shutting
off of marvelous music or the swift
awakeningfrom a dream of surpass
ing splendor. The parades this year
were even more beautiful than ever.
"The Quest of the Fountain of Youth"
was effectively depicted by the Mystic
Krewe of Momus Thursday night of
last week, and the handsome pageant
was followed by a series of beautiful
tableaux and a grand masquerade ball
at the French opera house. His sub
lime majesty, Rex, arrived at noon
Monday amid a perfect bedlam of
clanging bells, shrieking whistles and
booming cannon, the king's gaily
decorated flagship being escorted by
a large number of imposing vessels of
every size and character, all brightly
bedecked with flying flags and bunt
ing. The story from the Arabian
Nights, "The Queen pf the Serpents,"
was.the subject of the Proteus parade
Monday night, which consisted of twenty
magnificent floats. Rex's pageant on
Mardi Gras day pictured "Visions of
Nations," and Comus' display Tues
day night-the most gorgeous and re
splendent of all-illustrated Tenny
son's beautiful poetic thoughts in
twenty-two superb floats. All day
Mardi Gras the streets were thronged
with maskers who made merry and
amused the jostling crowds with their
antics and funny stunts. Canal street
was a revelation of electrical effects,
bursting into a splendor of light each
night like the blooming of a strange
and beautiful flower, and as the
weather conditions were of the ideal
"sunny south" brand, the city was
seen to its most wonderful advantage
by the thousands of strangers within
God bless the spirit of our carnival
that rules us so absolutely with its fun
and festivity-the happiest and most
care-free season in our city of dear
The joyous time when pleasutres pour
Profusely 'round and, in theirshower,
Hearts open, like the Sea-oa's Rose
The flojw'ret of a hundred leaves,.
Expanding while the dew-fill flows,
And every leaf its balm reneives I
The Sons of Veterans have extended
an invitation to members of the Army
of Northern Virginia, Cimp No. 1, to
accompany them on the train which
they propose to charter for the trip to
the Richmond reunion.
The Cook County Democracy and
the County Democracy Marching Club,
rival political organizations of Chi
cago, were conspicoous participants
in the carnival gayeties.
The big United States cruiser Co
lumbia, which came to New Orleans to
take part in the earnival festivities,
was visited by thousands of enthu
Archbishop Bienk will leave on the
16th instant for Cuba, where he goes
to be present at the consecration of
Rev. Father William A. Jones, bishop
elect of Porto Rico.
The public schools of the city were
closed from Friday afternoon to Wed
nesday morning for the carnival boll
days. B. B.
THE WORLI'S NEWS.
Flashes of the Telegraph Wires From
Near and Far.
Disastrous Marine Accident Results in
Loss of Over 150 Lives-King Ed
ward Compliments Amer
ican Sailors-Fire at
New York capitalists are planning
to invest millions of dollars in Brazil.
Fire in the business section of Hat
tiesburg, Miss., caused a loss of $75,000.
Petitions for the pardon of Albert
T. Patrick are being circulated in
The country home of John Wana
maker at Jenkintown, Pa., was de
stroyed by fire.
A fifteen-year-old white girl was
criminally assaulted by a negro at
Kansas City, Mo.
The German government is expelling
aliens who aided Socialist candidates
in the recent elections.
Frank B. Higgins, et-governor of
New York, died at his home at Olean
after a long illness.
Thomas A. Edison, the noted Amer
ican inventor, celebrated his Ilxtieth
birthday last Tuesday.
Earthquake shocks were experienced
at Charlottesville, West Virginia, and
in the vicinity of Richmond.
George Christich, son of the late
King Milan of Servia, narrowly es
caped assassination atConstantinople.
A justice of the peace at Paterson,
N. J., was killed by the explosion of
an infernal machine sent him by ex
Richard W. Morgan, a member of
the Colorado senate, was expelled
from that body for having accepted a
Charles Tait, mayor of Kingston,
Jamaica, died from the effects of in
juries sustained in the recent earth
Nine men were killed and two in
jured as the result of an explosion on
a French torpedo boat at L'Orient,
The evidence against the alleged ice
trust has mysteriously disappeared
from the attorney general's office at
Albany, New York.
Indirect negotiations for a settle
ment of the church question are in
progress between French prelates and
James Bryce, the new British am
bassador to the United States, was
entertained at a banquet in London
on the eve of his departure for Wash
An examination of the accounts of
William F Walker, the missing
treasurer of a savings bank at New
Britain, Conn., reveals a shortage of
In his opening speech to the British
parliament, King Edward made com
plimentary mention of the valuable
services rendered by American sailots
aslingston, Jamaica, at the time of
the recent earthquake.
The passenger steamer Larchmont
collided with the coallaAdn schooner
Harry Knowlton off Block Island, oq
the New England coast, and sank
shortly afterwards. About 150 per
sons lost their lives by drowning or
Hon. H. L. Gueydan Tells of Present Status
of the Important Project-Several
Parishes Appropriate Funds
for Carrying on the
Hon. H. L. Gueydan, vice president
for Louisiana of the Interstate Inland
Waterway League, recently visited the
parishes of St. Martin, St. Mary and
Iberia in the interest of the inter.
coastal canal, and when asked to ex
press his views on the status of the
project at the present time, replied as
"The rivers and harbors bill carries
an apppopriation of about $84,000,006;
and has just passed the lower house of
congress. It now goes to the senate
committee on commerce, of which Sen
ator Foster is a member. The inter
coastal project has been recognized to
the extent of $612,000, of which $289,
292 is for that part of the canal lying
between the Mississippi and Mermen
tau rivers, and of this amount $89,292
is available this year. The remainder
of the $612,000 goes to two sections of
the canal in Texas. Unfortunately a
very important Louisiana section was
left out, and that Is the scttlon between
the Mermentau and Calcaieu rivers.
"Basing an estimate on the govern
ment survey of 1873, it would require
an excavation of only 680,550 cubic
yards of dirt to complete this section.
A reliable dredging firm has offered
to do the work at ten cents a cubic
yard, as it is of a soft nature and no
trees are to be encountered. This gives
us a total of 868,055 as the cost of this
important section, a truly insignificant
sum when compared with the great
saving to be accomplished to the vast
tonnage of Lake Charles and Calca
sieu in the matter of sulphar, lumber,
fuel oil, etc., and if the matter is pre
sented properly to the senate committee
aforesaid it is inconceivable that Un.
cle Sam would turn down such a good
"Our Louisltna delegation, as well
as our Intercoastal League, are doing
all in their power to obtain this ap
propriatlon, but we would like to see
the state administration, the great -
dailies of New Orleans and the busi
ness organizations of the Crescent
City and the whole state raise their
powerful voice in the interest of this
very meritorious project.
"In regard to my trip to the nearby
parishes in the interest of the Inter.
coastal League, I am glad to state
that the people are wide awake to the
importance of this grand project qnd
that public opinion seems to be unani
mously in favor of it. The people
demand this artery of commerce
throughout south Louisiana, which
will connect and make practicable a
vast natural system of waterways.
They not only demand it strongly, but
they demand it for the near future.
Together with Secretary Leon Locke,
who is also secretary of the Lake
Charles board of trade; Walter J.
Burke, E. P. Munson, E. A. Ph-rr
and Walter Y. Kemper, I visited sev
eral parishes in the interest of the
project and of our organization. St.
Mary appropriated 8750 for carryig
on the good work, Iberia $750 and St.
Martin $250. Calcasieu had previously
appropriated $750. Later on we are
to visit six or seven other coastal