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oblige either th Ti€ or the tel,
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1869 elected a Dgoczic delegate l
Congress by 2065atiuy, returns
Republican delegle td year by
majority of 237. T'is prious victor
for the Republicanois et fruit of
vigorous and earnes civass.
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dently measures the Ro ty of othe*
by his own: :
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" Governor Warmoth Digging his
own Grave ;" probably intended as a
sequel to " The groaning Ghost of a
ghastly Graveyard." By the author
of the highly sensational report of the
recent meeting of "them asses" in Ib
erville. This new story will make a
splendid ingredient for soap, by rea
son of the great amount of concentra
ted lie which it contains.
The Iberville Pioneer has been ta
ken with a relapse of the toe fever.
The unfortunate accident which oc
curred to Governor Warmoth, crush
ing his foot and rendering the ampu
tation of a toe necessary, has furnished
the mushroom journals opposed to the
Governor with material for a thousand
and one wittiless, crugl jokes. Of late,
however, this toe fever had abated;
most of the mushrooms referred to had
seemingly become ashamed of their
own littleness, and dropped the sub
ject. But the Pioneer has a fresh at
tack, and its sufferings are painful to
see. Perhaps a gentle reminder ad
ministered by the Governor's foot up
on that part of the Pioneer man's anat
omy made to be kicked, would have a
salutaryeffect--in fact V-toe the dis
ease entirely.
One of the most frequently used ar
guments of the opponents of the State
administration is; that a great number
of its adherents-a majority of them,
they say-are holding office under it.
This is an idle "argument," and is ef
fectually rebutted by the fact that at
least tfour-ffths of Gov. Warmoth's
revilers are either unsuccessful appli
cants for gubernatorial appointments,
or ambitious aspirants for nominations
to fat positions under the next State
government. These latter recognize
in Gov. Warmoth a decided obstacle
to the accomplishment of their plans,
hence they vainly seek to crush him,
and bring him into disrepute before
the people. A few appointments to
lucrative offices thrown among the
dissenters would scaer them like a
bomb-she. - -
Ttiold"' Li iteIanht Governor
Dunn has not helped his cause a bit
by sending a letter a half-mile long
to the agricultural philosopher of the
New York Tribune, in which Governor
Warmnoth and all his friends are abso
lutely annihilated and forever swept
from the political horizon by ponder
ous verbs and bristling adjectives.
Everybody says Dunn only wrote a
fraction of that letter, and that wily
Carter and imperturbable Packard
assisted in its composition. Dunn's
name was signed to give it prestige.
Many a public man has been ruined
by throwing himself vehemently into
print, and Mr. Dunn should be careful
about signing documents which are to
be published in newspapers. They
will be treasured up when mere spoken
words are forgotten.
lin Dyre, a respectable and intelligent
fariner residing near Galena, Illinois,
gives the following recipe as an anti
dote to the effects of a mad dog's bite :
Elecampane is a plant well known
to most persons, and is to be found in
many of our gardens. Immediately
after being bitten, take one ounce of
the root of the plant-the green root
is perhaps preferable, but the dried
will answer, and may be found in our
drug stores, and was used by me
slice or bruise, put it in a pint of fresh
milk, hoil down to half a pint, strain,
and when cold drink It, fasting at least
six hours afterward. The next morn
ing relpeat the dose, prepared as the
last, and this will be sufficient. It is
recommended that after each dose
nothing be eaten for at least six hours.
Mr. Dyre avers that he effectually
cured a little son, who had been bitten
by a mad dog, by the use of this re
cipe, and he has known several others
to use it with entire success. If this
simple remedy is as efficacious as it is
claimed to be, Mr. Dyre should be re
garded as a benefactor of the human
race, entitled to as much honor as any
other great discoverer. Our readers
would do well to cut the above recipe
out and keep it.
* -.
Blowing up monuments and mutil
ating statues, says the New York Tri
base, has always been a favorite means
of " getting even " with dead histori
cal personages. But what special rea
son has moved anybody to apply gun
powder and fuse to the statue of poor
old George IV. at Kingstown, Ireland,
one cannot guess. He was, it is true,
a hated Saxon," and as such entitled
to trl ation of all loyal Irish
r good reasons, to the
verbvhody else. But it
ss to blow him up now.
A Rebuke from Rhode Island.
The Warren (Rhode Island) Gazette
of the second instant has the follow
ing excellent article on the subjects
connected with our recent Gatlin gun
It seems to us that if the President
wishes to maintain his hold on the re
spect of the law abiding men of the
country, he will do well to set his face
against the custom-house party of Lou
isiana at once and with decision.
Whatever may be said of Governor
Warmoth's course, the United States
officials have clearly exceeded their
prerogative and ought to be removed.
It is high time that this custom-house
and post-office political business came
to an end.
A United States court-house is not
a place to hold a political convention,
and United States officers are not the
men to attempt to exert a controlling
political influence in State affairs. The
people are tired of these constantly
repeated attempts by United States
officers to manage State politics. Men
like Collector Murphy; of New York,
and United States Marshal Packard,
of New Orleans, are to be found in
nearly all our leading cities, whose
business is with the general govern
ment, but who seem to think that they
can best serve the genenal government
by meddling in local politics and in
making or unmaking local politicians.
We do indeed need some reforms in
the civil service, and among them an
act which shall compel those in the
pay of the United States government
to mind their own business and attend
to their legitimate duties. Independ
ent people of all political parties can
but sympathize with Governor War
moth in the present aspect of Louisi
ana politics. We mistake wholly the
character of the President if he does
not take the same view and discharge
his duty in the case without fear or
Though we shall embrace all reason.
able opportunities for impressing the
public with the value of our journal
as an adv-ertising medium and means
of information, yet we shall never be
guilty of carrying the thing to such an
extreme as did the assistant editor of
the Colorado Herald in the following
notice of the demise of his senior's
We are compelled, this morning, to
perform a duty which is peculiarly
painful to the able assistant editor
who has been engaged upon this paper
at an enormous expense, in accord
ance with our determination to make
the Herald a first-class journal. Last
night death suddenly and unexpected
ly snatched away from her domestic
hearth (the best are advertised under
the head of " Stoves and furnaces,"
upon our first page), Mrs. Agatha R.
Burns, wife of Rufus R. Burns, the
gentlemanly editor of the Herald.
Terms, $3 a year, invariably in ad
vance. A kind mother and an exem
plary wife. Ofice over Coleman's gro
cery, up two flights of stairs. Knock
hard. "We shall miss thee, we shall
miss thee." Job printing solicited.
Funeral at half-past 4, from the house
just across the street from the Herald
office. Advertisements inserted for
ten cents a square.
Tammany Losing Friends.
We find the following in the New
York Tribune of a recent date:
By using all the small arts of wily
politicians, the Tammany Ring has
heretofore managed to strengthen the
Democratic party in this city with a
large portion of the German voters.
The inclinations of our German citi
zens are naturally with the party of
freedom and equal rights, but selfish
and bad men in the ranks of German
Americans have misled their fellow
countrymen and brought them into
the support of the corrupt organiza
tion which now oppresses the city.
This state of things cannot last long.
The Germans, too intelligent to be
hoodwinked by demagogues, have dis
covered for themselves that Tammany
is but another name for robbery and
oppression. No honest and thrifty
citizen can abide an organization that
lives upon the plundei of the
people, and German Democrats have
begun to discover that this is about
all that the dominant party in this city
is doing. There is a semblance of lo
cal politics, it is true, but the main
business of the clique is theft and rob
bery. The leaders of the German
Democratic party have begun to cut
loose from the corrupt gang which
still pretends to the name of Demo
cracy, and have had a long consulation
with the Democratic State Committee,
the results of which are published
in another part of this paper.
It is understood and agreed that
the charges against Tweed, Hall, and
Connolly are unanswerable, and that
no organization can afford to maintain
any appearance of an alliance with
them or with a party which coun
tenances them. We believe that the
political power of the Ring, great as
it is, cannot detain the loosening al
legiance of these aroused German
A Prussian engineer has invented a
machine which will manufacture ice
without chemicals, merely by cow
pression and expulsion of air. The
ppecimen machine, now at New York,
can turn out two tons of ice a day and
the capacity can be increased to twen
ty-five tons more,
The ffaowing touching incident is
vouched for by a Memphis journal of
recent date :
Many instances have been recordd.
of the affection and sagacity displayed
by dogs when their masters have died
or been injured in any manner. Per
haps as affecting an incident of this
kind ever witnessed was the action of
the dog Pinch, owned by the late Hod
Morse, who was shot Friday night,
upon being shown the body of his
dead master, as it lay upon a board
Sunday morning, preparatory to being
placed in the coffin. Everybody who
knew Hod knew Pinch, for they were
inseparable. An iron gray dog of the
Scotch terrier breed, he was noted for
his sagacity and fighting qualities.
Sunday morning a friend of Hod's, for
the first time, took Pinch into the room
where the remains were. A number
of Morse's friends were present at the
time and can attest the accuracy of
the story. When let into the room
Pinch let his head fall to the floor and
with slow steps walked directly across
to where Hod's body was lying. He
then raised his head and began a low,
monotous howl. While uttering these
howls, Pinch would from time to time
look around at the different men pres
ent as if making a mute appeal to be
allowed to have access to the body.
Noticing this, one of the men took a
chair and placed it by Hod's head. As
soon as it was placed in position the
dog jumped upon the chair and with
his fore paw brushed the cloth from
his master's face. After he had re
moved the cloth he threw one leg over
Hod's breast, while he laid his face on
that of his master, and rubbing it over
a few times, commenced licking it as
if desirous of awakening him. Seeing
that this did not have the desired ef
fect, Pinch stopped and looked into
Hod's face a moment, again com
menced howling or rather whining in
a pitiful manner. The whole scene,
taking in the surroundings,was a most
sorrowfil one, and brought tears and
sobs from the men whom the world
regard as social Pariahs, but in whom,
as this incident proved, all the better
feelings had not been deadened. Pinch
continued his pantomime until seem
ingly convinced that he could not
arouse his master, when he jumped
down, and with slow steps left the
room, never returning until after the
body had been conveyed to its final
resting place in Elmwood.
Is aft 0
Care of Sucking Colts.
The following from the Horseman's
Mannaal may prove of benefit to same
of our readers:
Those who raise colts, usually exer
cise care in the selection of good stock
to breed from; but a great many neg
lect to give the colts proper attention
during hot weather, while they are
running with dams. It is not uncom
mon to see those that were healthy
and well developed in early summer
looking puny and poor, and their hair
falling offbefore autumn. The trouble
arises from allowing the colt to draw
milk while the blood of the mare is in
a high state of beat from violent exer
When the dam is used in hotweath
er upon the farm or road, so as to heat
her blood, the colt should never be al
lowed to suck until she has fully cool
ed off. Let him fill himself before the
mother is put in the harness, and if it
is important that he should accom
pany the dam, tie him at her side so
that he will be unable to draw milk
until he is liberated; for it is much bet
ter that he should go hungry a few
hours than to take his food while it is
in a fevered state.
If the mare is to make a long dis
tance in a hot day, and returned at
night, it is best to leave the colt at
home, and draw the milk from the ud
der once or twice during the day and
upon returning then allow the colt to
till himself graiually as the milk is
Colts injured by heated milk seldom
recover from it for a year or two, and,
many times never. They become re
duced in flesh, get lousy in the fall
during the first winter of their exis
tence, when they need health and
strength,-as, under any cireum
stances, this is the most critical period
of their growth,-they have just life
enough to move, and the second sum
mer, the proper time for development,
is spent in the recuperation of lost
Every Tooth is Worth a Diamond.
Feats of strength performed with the
teeth are absurd; those who indulge in
them ought to be punished like that
youth who, says Dr. Demartie, broke
all his front teeth, who bet that he
would throw over his head a
chair, which he held with his teeth by
the upper part of the back-board to
achieve that noble feat. Another fel
low, more imprudent, caused himself
to be hoisted up from the ground to a
window by means of a rope, which he
held in his teeth. When he reached
a certain height he lost his four incisors,
and broke one of his legs in the fall.
Some others, says the Doctor, find
pleasure in grinding drinking-glasses
between their teeth, and wounding
their mouths grievously in the attempt.
One would suppose that the life of
these maniacs is a perpetual challenge
to the Almighty who gave it to them.
The loss of a tooth is a real misfort
une, since it cannot be repaired. A
tooth is worth a diamond, says one of
our authors. Remember these few
words, and try to put them in practice.
S--herald of Health.
Newspaper LawIs.
We ask of our readers a careful pe
rusal of the following laws relating to
newspapers, in order that no difficul
ties may hereafter arise through igno
rance of them:
1. Subscribers who do not give ex
press notice to the contrary are con
sidered wishing to continue their sub
2. If subscribers order the discon
tinuance of their periodicals, the pub
lishers may continue to send them un
til all arrearages are paid.'
3. If subscribers neglect or refuse to
take their periodicals from the office
to which they are directed, they are
held responsible till they have settled
their bill and ordered them discontin
4. If subscribers move to other
places without informing the publish
ers, and the papers are sent to the
former direction, they are held re
5. The courts have decided that re
fusing to take periodicals from the of
fice, or removing and leaving them
uncalled for, is prima facie evidence
of intentional fraud.
6. Any person who receives a news
paper and makes use of it, whether
le has ordered it o0 not, is held in law
to be a subscriber.
A Just Decision.
We extract from the Poughkeepsie
News :
Capt. Samuels sued the editors of
the New York Brening Poet for libel.
The Jury, after hearing the testi
mony, gave a verdict against the Post.
Gf course the editors of the Post ap
pealed, and the matter was brought
before Judge Barnard. In setting
aside this most unjustifiable verdict,
Judge Barnard said :
" It is idle and foolish to sue an edi
tor of a paper for a libel that he knew
nothing about, and is willing to ren
der any proper redress that a mistake
calls for."
The press of the country will thank
Judge Barnard for his ruling in the
above case. A newspaper editor
should be held to a strict account for
any abuse of the privilege which the
large liberty of the press confers upon
newspaper proprietors and publishers.
The honest journalist will never allow
his paper to become the vehicle of
rpalice or of personal vituperation, but
it often happens that editors are them
selves impose:'.ppon by falsehoods,
and thus unwi.ngly cause injuries
that no amount of retraction. _a re
pair. To fix the limit of responsibility
in cases of this sort is extremely diffi
cult, though it would seem that where
no malice is found, and there is a
willingness to make full reparation in
the way of retraction, orofexplanation,
there can be but few pretexts left up
on which to base a suit for libel. The
editor who is base enough to use his
own organ to blacken the character
of his own personal enemies is not on
ly unfit for the place he holds, but
what is better, will not be permitted
to hold it for any considerable period
in a well regulated community.
Appetite of the Tuangudias.
We extract the following from an
interesting article entitled " Reindeer,
Dogs, and Snow-shoes," in Harer's
Magazime for September:
We had heard of the enormous ap
petites of the natives. We now had
ocular demonstration of it. One of
our Tungusians had been sent back on
an errand. The two others sat down
to their supper. First they made
away with a gallon kettle of hot tea.
Then they prepared a four-quart pail
ful of boiled fish and soup. Just as
this was dispatched their comrade re
turned, and the same pailful was twice
filled with boiled beef, all of which
was devoured by the three, the bones
being cracked for the marrow. They
had rinsed out the pail, and cooked it
full of "crupa," a kind of mush, which
went the way of the fish and beef.
Then they fell upon "ukale," or dried
salmon, devouring the skin after boil
ling it over the fire, then built their
camp fire, and began to cook another
meal. We did not keep any account
of the dishes, but the last thing we
heard after retiring was the cracking
of beef bones to get at the marrow.
Twartz told us that a few months be
fore, a number of horses had been sent
to Ajan under charge of half a dozen
Cossacks. One of the horses broke its
leg, and had to be killed. At evening
the six Cossacks sat down to the car
cass, and in the morning there was
nothing left of it but the hide and 1
bones. Even the heart and; entrails
had been eaten.
STRAYED.-Broke into the pocket
of the editor of this paper, some time
during the week, a ten cent piece.
Who it belongs to or where it came
from is a mystery to us, and we earn
estly request the ownet to come and
take it away ; we have been without
money so long, that its use is entirely
forgotten. Upon one side is a beautiful
young lady, with a handkerchief to
her-eyes, weeping to thinkly be had
lost her mate, and upon the other a
night cap on a polo aA p agnal of 4is
A beautiful woman is like a greet
truth, or a great happ and has
no more right 4 cover rself with a
green vail, orany simi abomination,
than the sun has to w green spec
Our Levees.
As a matter of general interest to
the community, we publish the follow
ing communication in reference to the
levees, which will explain itself:
PAeIsS or Asces.xoi, Sept. 11, 1871.
The undersigned would respectfully
represent tomte Governor oft e $tae,
and to the Louisiana Levee coaglany,
that they have been appointed a spe
cial committee by the Police Jury of
the Parish of Ascension, at the earn
est request of the citizens of that
Parish, to call the attention of the
State authorities and the La. Levee
company, to the condition of the
Levees in the Parish of Ascension.
In the discharge of this duty, we
would make the following statement,
that after ,personal inspection of the
Levees on both sides of the Missis
sippi River and on that portion of
Bayou Lafourche situated in the
Parish of Ascension, we find that the
following Levees absolutely require
to be rebuilt or thoroughly relpared.
On the left bank of the River near
the upper line of the Parish the Levee
has caved into the River in four or
five places, extending over a half
mile in length, on the Tillotson and
Minor plantations. For these breaks
a new Levee will be required across
the Tillotson and a portion of both
the Minor plantat is. And if the
bank lsould eve lower down in the
bend, which it gives some indications
of doing, the new Levee should be
continued below the New River Road.
At the Dorcine Landry plantation,
left bank, a short Levee will be re
quired connecting the two elbows of
the old Levee, which is too near the
bank to be safe at the next high wa
The Levee at the Marchand place,
next above Burnasld's Riverton plan
tation left bank, has beenin a danger
ous state for more than a year and a
new Levee will be required across the
entire Marchand front. The Levee in
front of the plantations known as Ash
land and Bowdon, belonging to D. F.
Kenner, and the Levee immediately
below Canty's lower line, belonging to
A. S. Darrow, have been so completely
honey-combed by the craw-fish, that
unless they are rebuilt or thoroughly
repaired it will be impossible to pre
vent crevasses at the next high water
at one or more of the weak points.
On the right bank of the River, at
the Lacroix plantation afew miles be
low Ilonaldsonville, the Levee has
caved en'tirely through in one place
and the bank is still caving making a
new Levee necessary at this point.
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plantation, also that in front of the
Prosper Landry plantation, now be
longing to Dr Legare, have been worn
by the action of the water till they
are in an unsafe condition and need
repairs. In many places the levees in
the Parish have been worn down be
low the level of high water, by the
wear and tear incidental to the tramp
ing of cattle. It is impossible to des
ignate all of these points as it would
reuire an instrumental survey to do so
properly however, we call your atten
tion to tte general fact.
There are also weak points in the
Levees such as in front of the Pedes
claux plantation, where as a precau
tionary measure it might be advisable
to strengthen the levees.
Shoul any crevasse occur on the
left bank in this Parish from the neg
lect of these levees the water will tow
into the Lake through the channelt
formed by the waters from the break
at Bonnet Carre, deluging, however,
. much larer district of cultivated
land, andoin g t fury to the
Jackson Rail Bead.
We respectfully request his Excel
lency the Governor to transmit thi'
statement to the Lia. Levee Company,
with such endorsement as he may
deem appropriate as a ferial notice to.
that company of the aheolute and i-.
mediate wants of the people in Ascen
sion Parish on the subject of levees.
D. 1. KENNE ,
A Judge's Opinion of Editors.
Says the Richmond Enquirer: The
recent death of the venerable Judge
Leigh has revived many aneodotes
connected with his long and eventful
life. Among them is the following:
When Judge Leigh's court was in
session in Lynchburg, a number of
years ago, it so happened that Mr.
James McDonald, the present secreta
ry of the commonwealth, Iweakhnated
alone with him for several mornings
in succession. Conversation ensued,
without an introduction, and the Judge
was so favorably impressed with his
companion that he at last asked his
"' McDonald."
"Not the editor of the Lynchburg
Virginian ?"
" The smne."
Virginia editors ust at that- time,
were not making themselves partic
larly agreeable to men of Jade L.s
tastes so he turned to Mc and
said bluntly:
' E;cnse me, sir, but I m hardly
bellete you are as editor. YA hM s
the manners (A gentleman.
An nlgnlol aul ru sily has
d tit upon, ,v *ro plai W*
a heavy OmY-.
vance, to te. eple who
end of that time show the
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