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VOLUME XL. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1910. NUMBER 19
PROIFESS1ONAI. AND BUSINESS
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, ETC.
C KLINE, corner Crescent Place and
. Houmas street, dealer in dry goods,
notions, boots and shoes, groceries, pro
visions, corn, oats and bran. 'Phone 152.
E R. SIMS, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
E Office in Houmas street, between
Iberville street and Crescent Place. Tele
IR. T. H. HANSON, PHYsICIAN. Of
fice: Railroad avenue, between Clai
borne and Opelousas streets. 'Phone 240.
(IR. J. D. HANSON, PHYSICIAN. Of
hOf-tice and residence: Lessard street,
between Nicholls avenue and Iberville
street. Telephone 54.
DR. JAMES KILBOURNE, PHYSI
clAN, Hohen Solms, P. 0., La. Special
attention given to diseases of the nose,
throat and lungs.
IR. T. J. DIMITRY, OCULIST. Of
Jfice oa Sundays at Nicholls Hotel.
Donaldsonville, 11 a. m. to 4 p. In. New
Orleans office, 714-718 Audubon Building,
1 to 5 p. m.
ATTORNEYS AND NOTARIES
le J. Y EGA, ATrORNEY AT LAW AND
l. NoTARY PuaLIc. Office with R. Mc
Culloh, corner Railroad and Nicholls ave
nues. Telephone 313.
P McCULLOH, ATTORNEY AT LAW
N. AD NOTARY PUBLIC. Office and
residence, corner Railroad and Nicholls
evenues. Practices in all the courts of
...ouisiana, both state and federal. Ad
dress, P. 0. Lock Box S. Telephone 313.
G A. GONDRAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW
'G * ANDNOTARYPUBLIc. Office in Nicholls
avenue, opposite the courthouse. Prompt
attention paid to collections and civil
business. Telephone 133.
(CIALEB C. WEBER, ATTORNEY AT LAW
AND NOATARY PUBLIc. Office in Rail
road avenue, opposite the Donaldsonville
High School. Telephone 109-2.
EDMUND MAURIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW,
E NOTARY PUBLIC AND JUSTICE OF PEACE.
Office. 308 Opelousas street, opposite the
Donaldsonville High School. The office of
justice of the peace will in no way inter
fere with my practice in district courts or
justice courts other than the one.' over
which I preside. Telephone 3-2.
SA. MARCR4ND, ATrORNEY AT LAW
K) AND NOTARY PuBtIC. Office with G.
A. Gordran in Nicholls avenue, opposite
the courthouse. Telephone 133.
Nicholls Hotel I
No. 411 Mississippi Street
$2.40 A DAY HOUSE
F. Rogge, Sr., Prop. F. Rogge, Jr., Cerk
Headquarters for Commercial J
Bas and Porter to and from all Trains
- Dealer in -
Old Scrap Iron
Highest Prices Paid for Bracs,
Copper, Old Rope and Sacks
strike pans and valves
Complete 5-foot mill,
six rollers and outfit
Complete 4-foot mill,
3 rollers and outfit
Steam condensers and 1
1 pumps, good as new
Pulleys and pipes, etc
Water for Sugarhouses and 1
n all other purposes. If you x
need water consult or write
me about it. Estimates fur- *
= nished on application. N
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Are You GOING TO BUILD Or Repair Your Residence
HERE ARE A FEW PRICES: If so we have a well
2x4-12, 14 and 16 ft., No. 2....$16 00 per M. assorted stock of Cy
2x6-12. 14 ard 16 ft. No. 2 ... 18 00 press Lumber to select
I4x4-No P Cypress Ceiling... 22 50 : pesLm rtoelc
9 4x4- No. 2 Cypress Ceiling... 17 50 from. Consult us for
-1x4 No. 1 Cypress Flooring.. 17 00 p
Planks, Bridge Lunbher sod all-size framing up prces. We can save
to 6x8 24 fee t, Sawed Shingles, Siding, etc. you money.
ASCENSION LUMBER YARD A. Wilbert AO'Ld LS Copany, Props.
DON ALDSONVILLE, LA.
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Choice New Edibles for
Make your purchases here. We have everything
v: want for the Christmas Dinner. Fruit Cake
supplies larger and better than ever.
Seeded Raisins Raspberries
Lemon and Orango Peel California Apricots
Shelled Almonds Extra Large Prunes
Shelled Pecans Evaporated Peaches
Hickory Nuts Evaporated Pears
Candied Cherries Evaporated Apples
Imported Figs Cheese of All Kinds
California Figs Creamery Butter
Golden Dates Sweet and Sour Pickles
Fruit Cake Olives, Etc.
A Pretty and Select Line of Fancy Box Candies
*Maurin, The Leading Grocer
Read The Chief for local news.
Suggestions for Shippers of Christmas
Packages by Express.
Do you expect to send your mother,
sweetheart, or friend a Christmas present
this year? If so, and you find it neces
sary to patronize some express company,
it would be well to bear in mind the fol
lowing suggestions submitted by an ex
1. Ship your package early, by the 18th
of December if possible. The express
company will give you a small label to
paste on the package reading: "Don't open
until Christmas." This will insure the
package reaching its destination before
Christmas and give the additional pleas
ure to the recipient of the gifts of having
them on Christmas morning.
2. Use wooden boxes for packing. Glass
or fragile articles should be well protected.
It may cost a few cents more, but the
danger of loss or damage is very much
reduced. True, if the shipment is lost or
damaged the express company will pay
for it, but that will give your friend no
3. Write the address in full, state,
county, city, street and number, on the
box or package with ink, or crayon. Tags
are frequently torn off and lost.
4. If you want to prepay the charges,
write the word "Paid" in large plain
letters on the package.
5. Insist on a receipt and see that the
amount paid is marked on the receipt and
package, and the value of the package de
6. Write your own address in full some
where on the package, following the pre
fix "From .... .. .... ......'
7. Enclose a card in each box or pack
From ................ .... (Your
To.... ........ ...... (Consignee's
..-.-- -- -.. address)
This in order that should the outer
markings be destroyed, the inner mark
will insure prompt forwarding and de
8. If not convenient to ship in wooder
boxes, use strong wrapping paper (not
newspaper) and tie with strong cord.
9. If package contains anything of per
fshable nature, write the word "Perish
able" in large plain letters on the box, or
package, to insure special attention and
If you will observe these suggestions,
you will greatly assist in insuring the
promnpt -delivery of your gift in good con
Many persons find themseivt% affected
with a persistent cough after an attack of
nfluenza. As this cough can be promptly
:ured by the use of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. it should not be allowed to run
)n until it becomes troublesome. Sold by
all dealer s.
Farmers at College.
Last January fifty farmers and ladies,
engaged in dairying and other agricultural
industries, attended the farmers' short
course at the College of Agriculture of the
Louisiana State University. Next January
there ought to be 250 farmers in attend
ance. This is a comparatively new work
in agricultural education in Louisiana, and
it is a work that ought to grow as it has
grown in other states. In Wisconsin the
farmers' course began twenty years ago;
now more than one thousand farmers in
that state go back to college every year.
The effect is shown in better systems of
farming, greater production of crops and
live stock, and increased wealth for the
The course this session at the Louisiana
State University will run for two weeks,
beginning Jan. 9 and closing Jan. 20, 1911.
No charges whatever are made; quarters
are offered free; and board at the mess
hall costs $5 per week.
The work is intensely practical. It is
intended to solve the immediate problems
of the Louisiana farmer. Stock is exhib
ited, showing good and bad points and the
conformation of animals; lessons are given
in stock judging; a period is spent each
day in studying the good points of an ear
of corn and in corn judging; lectures are
delivered daily on forage crops, illustrated
by suitable material; discourses on soils
and fertilizers are offered, with illustra
tions and explanations of types of soils
and fertilizers; the lectures on truck grow
ing are accompanied by practical illustra
tions of methods of crating and market
ing crops; the dairy work is carried on in
connection with the 20-cow dairy of the
Experiment Station, one of the very' best
in the state; diseases of live stock and
plants, and insect enemies of Louisiana
farms. are explained, accompanied by
the use of the magic lantern and speci
mens. In a word, every lecture and dis
cussion is made intensely practical, and
presented in such a way as to serve the
immediate needsoof the farmers present.
-Dept. Agricultural Extension, Louisiana
for everything. Sutherland's Eagle Eye
Salve is good for nothing but the eyes.
If you use it and are not satisfied come
back and get your 25c. You be the judge.
GERMS IN HER SYSTEM
Every Woman Should Read This Advice
and the Generous Offer That
Goes With It.
The number of diseases peculiar to wo
men is such that we believe this space
would hardly contain a mere mention of
their names, and it is a fact that most of
these diseases are of a catarrhal nature.
A woman cannot be well if there is a trace
of catarrh in her system.
Some women think there is no help for
them. We positively deelare this to be a
mistaken idea. We are so sure of this
that we offer to supply medicine abso
lutely free of all cost in every instance
where it fails to give satisfaction, or does
not substantiate our claims. With this
understanding, no woman should hesitate
to believe our honesty of purpose, or hesi
tate to put our claims to a test.
There is only one way to overcome
catarrh. That way is through the blood.
You may use all the snuffs, douches or
like remedies for years without getting
more than temporary relief at best. Ca
tarrh in general is a diseased condition of
the system that shows locally most fre
quently in discharges from mucous mem
branes. Local treatment should be as
sisted by internal treatment for the gen
eral diseased condition if a complete cure
is to be reached. That internal treatment
should be scientifically devised and faith
Rexall Mucu-Tone is scientifically pre
pared from the prescription of an eminent
physician who for thirty years made ca
tarrh his specialty. This remedy is ad
mirably adapted to the treatment of the
catarrhal ailments of women. It purifies
and enriches the blood, tends to stop
mucous discharges, aids in removing im
purities from the system, soothes, heals
and strengthens the mucous tissues, and
brings about a feeling of health and
We want you to try Rexall Mucu-Tone
in our guarantee. If you are not bene
fited, or for any reason not satisfied,
simply tell us and we will band back your
money. Rexall Mucu-Tone comes in two
sizes, 50 cents and $1. Remember, you can
abtain Rexall Remedies only at the X.
Ray Pharmacy. Edmond. Richard, pro
Did you ever sit on a mossy bank and
look at the sun-kissed brook as it merrily
dances in glee around the protruding peb
bles and feel glad that you were alive?
Well, that is the same sensation you ex
perience when you go- to see "Eli and
Jane," the clever show that will be seen
at the Gondran Theatre Saturday night,
Dec. 31. It is a laughing, bubbling, pure
heart and home story. When theeurtain
drops on the last act you feel as though
you had been refreshed by a drink of
good, cool spring water. Harry Green in
the title role is enough to insure a good
Try it, Try it.
Try Dr. Bell's Antiseptic Salve for all
skin troubles. It is as pleasant as sweet
cream and guaranteed to give satisfaction
in worst cases. 25c. a box.
Slowly made, surely good
Tough, tasty, thoroughly and slowly
custom made. Each pair made to wear,
style correct and quality uppermost.
A -careful, wearful shoe for boys and girls that is
without competition: A dictionary with every
pair, size 113- and up. Ask your dealer.
CUSTOM. MADE BY
WERTHEIMER-SWARTS SHOE CO.
St. Louis, U. S, A.
Corn Club Enrollment.
Supt. J. L Rusca has addressed the fol
lowing letter to the principals of the vs
rious public schools throughout the parisl
My dear Teacher:-Please enroll on thi
sheet the boys of your school who want t
join the Boys' Corn Club of 1911, and re
turn this sheet entire to me within thd
next five days. Please impress on thi
boys that we do not desire to have in the
club any boy who does not mean busines
or who will not follow the rules and sticl
to the end. Two earnest workers are bet
ter than twenty who will not develop witl
the movement. Cordially,
J. L:RRUSCA, Parish Superintendent.
RULES GOVERNING THE BOYS' CORN CLUBS
1. All members must be from 10 to 11
years of age on Jan. 1, 1911.
2. All members must attend the parisi
arganization meeting, unless unavoidabl3
3. Each member must plant one acre o:
,orn (4840 square yards), using any vari
fty of corn he chooses.
4. Each boy must do his own work
(Boys under 15 years may hire to have
their land broken.)
5. Members must read circulars sent
and follow directions given.
6. Members must keep records of crop
time and manner of breaking land, pre
paring seed bed, planting, cultivation
manure and fertilizer used, seed, etc.
7. Each boy must keep an account o1
:ost of producing his crop.
8. Each mejnber must write a history of
9. Every boy must make an exhibit al
the parish contest.
10. Every member must measure hie
yield and report it on blanks to. be fur.
The boys who join the club should
measure off their acre of land at once.
spread over the land from 10 to 12 wagor
loads of manure, or more if they can gel
it, and break it without delay, if there Ii
no danger of serious washing and provided
the subsoil is not sand. If they use the
turning plow, they should go about twc
inches deeper than the land was broker
last year. If they use the disk plow, the)
should break the land 8 to 10 inches deep.
During the winter they should run the
lisk or other form of harrow over the land
two or three times.
Please give your boys instruction or
:hese points. It would be well for you to
teep a copy of the corn club rules, and
hot it in your schoolhouse.
A sprained ankle will usually disable
he injured person for three or four weeks.
rhis is due to lack of proper treatment.
When Chamberlains Liniment is applied
tl#e or four
ya' ht iiment Is one- of the best
md most remarkable preparations in use.
iold by all dealers.
Rural Postal Rtents.
Congressman Robert C. Wickliffe has
orwarded the Donaldsonville Progressive
Jnion the following letter relating to the
roposed establishment of two new rural
ree delivery routes out of this city:
Washington, D. C., Dec. 5, 1910.
[onorable Robert C. Wicklife, House of Rep.
Sir-Replying to your letter of recent
ate, in which you inquire as to the status
f petitions for two rural delivery routes
rom Donaldsonville, Louisiana, I have to
dvise you that the petitions have been
namined and will be referred for investi
;ation when action along that line is to
e taken. Respectfully,
P. V. DE4RAW,
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General.
An Iatarsating Affair at Oak Grove Agricul
tural High School,
On Friday afternoon of last week at the
Oak Grove agricultural high school at
Hope Villa, in the presence of teachers,
pupils, patrons, friends and veterans, the
0. A. Bullion Chapter, U. D. C., presented
to this school a large and prettily framed
picture of Jefferson Davis.
The following program was splendidly
"Bonnie Blue Flag," students.
Greetings, from president of chapter,
Mrs. Oliver Daigle.
"Who are the Daughters of the Confed
eracy?" Mrs. C. C. McCrory.
Response on behalf of Camp Fred. N.
Ogden, Adj. W. P. Dixon.
"Our Heroes," Mrs. S. B. Bullion.
Presentation of picture, Miss Beatrice
Acceptance, J. B. Asher, principal.
At. the conclusion of the program a
patron, Mrs. Ernest Daigle, voluntarily
thanked the Chapter for giving the picture
to Oak Grove and said there was one
other earnestly desired-that of Hon. 0. A.
Bullion, friend and benefactor of the
school-telling of his zealous efforts and
liberal assistance towards its support.
Mrs. L U. Babin expressed thanks and ap
preciation of this request in terms to deep
Mr. Asher then called upon Superintend
ent Harris, who in his usual forceful
style spoke of the impressiveness of such
occasions; laying stress on the good points
of this particular one. Mr. Harris was
due to give a talk at the school that night
and his early arrival was to every listen
er's good fortune.
The prevailing enthusiasm on this oc
casion was largely due to the interest
taken by the teachers: Miss N. Denham
furnished the music.
This Chapter will present pictures of
Jefferson Davis to Dutchtown and Gon
zales schools during the Christmas-tide.
If you are suffering from biliousness,
constipation, indigestion, chronic head
ache, invest one cent in. a postal card,
send to Chamberlain Medicine Co., .eP
Moines, Iowa, with your name and address
plainly on the* back, and they will for
ward you a free sample of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets, -S6ld by. all
Lighting the Christmas Tree.
It is a fact that the fire-ighting force
of every city make as elaborate prepara
tions for numerous burry calls on Christ
mas as they do on the Fourth of July, and
all because the old fashioned candles
which illuminate the children's Christmas
tree will overturn, set the tree afire and
endanger the house
Nothing is more beautiful and awe in
spiring to youth than a brilliantly lighted
Christmas tree. Of a truth such a tree,
burdened with presents, is almost as en
joyable to the old folks. But candles are
dangerous and especially so when hung
at random on the resinous branches of a
spruce or balsam tree. These trees are
very inflammable and once ignited burn
quickly and vigorously, being hard to ex
tinguish. More than one happy Christ
mas eve has endjed in a minute when the
pretty Christmas tree went up in a crack
ling blaze, destroying all the valuable
presents and all but burning the house to
the ground. Sometimes the house does
To avoid this danger miniature electric
lamps are now used to light the Christmas
tree. These lamps are strung in series on
a long, flexible, insulated cord and can be
draped about the tree with telling effect.
The lamps are made in a variety of dif
ferent colors in the shape of tiny dolls,
wee birds, fruits, nuts and animals and
even in grotesque and droll statuettes
which add a very pretty effect to the
Christmas decorations. They cost but
little and can be used for years, requiring
but a little current for their few hours of
Rice a World Food.
The Rice Association of America, which
is doing some extremely effective work in
the exploitation of rice as a food, issues
the following timely bulletin:
"Among foods, rice is the only world
"Wheat is a close second, while meats
"Rice is eaten as the principal food by
more people than is any other food, and it
is an important food in more countries
than is' any other food; hence, it is proper
to designate rice as the 'World Food.'
"This Association does not buy or sell
a pound of rice, but would like to estab
lish the following facts about rice:
"It is the only world food.
"It is the most nutritious.
"It is the easiest to digest
"The American people should know
You Can Always Got
the best cough medicine if you ask for
Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-foney - the
bell on the bottle. Gusranis~ ,*Agive
satisfaction. Sold everywbera.