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OFFICIAL DIKURCTORT. Paiak of muonmuios. John D1. ::: .C ofth eCourt, ChasA.Y ------** * Ito B ,***** Felix ***a** .T** e, Charles . S ..th ...Tax Collector, Christian Kline,..... Sheri f, Charles DI. Lewls, . ief Coustable. DJoALl)soSVILLZ CO r,.Official Journal. POLICE JURORS. R. T. Hanson, President, Dumiui LeTlanc, Adstin Duncan, Drausin Trope, J. A Brand. SCHOOL BOARD. Pierre Landry, President, Rodolph Braud, L. E. Bentley, G. H. HIll, Charley F. Smith, James M. Bryan, Charles N. Lewis. Milton Morris. Town of Donaldsonville. (has. F. Smith,........Mayor pro tem, Edw. N. Pugh,...........Attorney. G. A Franklin,........::Physician, W. (. Wiflknson ..Secretary, Christian Kline,. Treasurer, Frederick Fobb,.........A.seas.r, Pierre I .andryvl.........Collector, Linden E. Bentley. Pr... ýinater , IL. .1. Duke.....-.......WkConi~stale. H. O. Maher............Constable. ALDE)RMEN5 Frederick Duffel, Jos. Burbrijige,..1st Ward. Charles F. Smith, Robert Noe ,....2.d1 Felix LeBlane, Joseph Johnson,...3rd Railroad Time Table. Daily Passenger and Freight Train cam bined-Leaves New Orleans at 7:45 A. M.; Arrives in Donaldsonville at 1:30 P. M. Returning (Sundays excepted), Leaves Don ald~sopvflle at 1l'. M.; Arrives In New Or. leans at 4:50 P. M. Hunday Passenger Train-Leaves New Or leans as above, arriving in Donaldsonville at 12 M. Meturmaiut, Leaves Donaldsonville at 2:30 P. M.; Arrives in New Orleans at 6:30 P. M Trains stop at all way stations. DONALDSONVIILE, LA., Saturday, . November 30, 1872. LOCAL JOTTINGS. See notices of sales of property to be made by the Sheriff on the 4th day of January, 1873. And sure enough, the Town Coun cil did meet last Monday. The min utes are published in another column. Dr. John Dominique and his brother, Mr. Leoni Dominique, will please ac cept our thanks for another lot of nice fresh oranges. Parish Court was in session Monday and Tuesday. A little probate busi ness was transacted, when the court was adjourned to the next regular ses sion. Arrangements have been made by the D. S. C. B. Theatrical Association for giving another dramatic entertain ment at their elegant hall on Saturday evening, December 21st. Advertise ment of the programme will appear in our next issue. Mr. J. C. Clark, editor and publisher of the Baton Rouge State Journal, was in town yesterday, and left his card at the CIlIEF office. We regret not having been present to receive him. Hope he will take occasion to repeat his visit some time in the near future. H. II. King, Esq., special agent of the Louisiana Equitable Life Insur ance Company of New Orleans, will be found at the Magnolia hotel, Tues day, Wednesday and Thursday next, December 3rd, 4th and 5th. We advise all to take advantage of thiwopportunity to insure in our only IIOME COMPANY. We were visited last Wednesday by Mr. Philip Ryan, of the firm of Rich & Ryan, publishers of Dubuque (Iowa) Times. Mr. Ryan is traveling for health, and having learned that inhalation of the vapor arising from. boiling juice of the sugar cane was beneficial to debilitated lungs, he has come among us intending to spend a few days in some of the numerous sugar-houses now in operation in this vicinity. The St. Cecelia Philharmonic So ciety celebrated Friday of last week, which was St. Cecilia's day, by a din ner at the residence of Father Cop pens, back of the Catholic Church. The band also serenaded Sister Cece lia of the Convent, and, altogether, had a very pleasant time. We wish them many happy returns of the occa sion, and hope they may continue to improve as rapidly as they have done in the melodious art up to this time. We are reliably informed that the horses and mules upon the Nelson plantation, on Bayou Lafourche oppo site Thibodaux, have been taken with the epizootic. In view of the near approach of the disease to our town end parish, planters and others having daily use for their stock had best make speedy arrangements to meet the very probable contingency of having them all disabled by the epizootic that is sweeping over the country and attack ing our four-footed friends, the horses and mules. The temporary railroad bridge over Ilayvou Lafturche has beemn completfd. This strnct ire Js only intpded~foi the crossing of such rolling stock at will be necessary for the trandporta tion of eonstrucgon'in t iatfl -ee the extension of the read beyond hene, and will be replacedby''a latgek and more substantial bridge before the road is opened to trevel. Two loco motives have already passed over the bridge, drawing flat cars laden with iron rails for the workmen upon the upper side of the bayou, who have laid half a mile of track beyond the bridge, but been compelled to suspend operations for the past two or three days on accoutift tif 'la k of MdiiterialI which is overdue and expected to ar rive shortly. The merchants and business men of Mississippi street were thrown into a state of excitement the other day by preparations for the removal of the post-ofiice. It appears that the postmaster had applied to his landlord for permission to put up a stove in the apartment used for the post-offiop, but was refused. As the cold weather made it very uncomfortable far the official aforesaid to distribute the daily mail in a room barren of fireplace or stove, he dtecided to remove hip head quarters, and accepted an offer of office-room, free of rental, from Mr. Wilkinson of the news depot on Caba hanoase street. But when the busi ness men of the front street found that they were about to have such a neces sary institution as the post-office re moved to a locality which, though near the center oftonwi, would be in convenient to them, they magnani mously offered, if the office was allowed to remain in its present location, to put up a stove and pay the rent, which proposition the postmaster accepted. Tranquillity was restored on Missis sippi street. TINE SUGAR CROr.-The best yield of sugar we have yet heard of in this parish was from cane raised upon the plantation of Dr. W. 1H. Ballard, in the first ward, six acres of which pºro duced eighteen hogsheads of sugar. This was exceptionally fine plant cane, however. Dt. Bodlard's yield will average about a hogshead and a half to the acre, which is good for the season. We have also heard of seven acres of cane upon Mr. J. J. LeBlauc's place yielding twenty hogsheads, but many places are not averaging more than half or three-fourths of a hogs head to the acre. The magnificent Bringier, or Hermitage place, nearly opposite Donaldsonville, which pre vious to the war produced twelve hun dred hogsheads of sugar each year, will produce scarce four hundred this season. From our present limited in formation it is impossible for us to make any reliable comparison of the yield of this year and last, though there is no doubt that of this year will be considerably the smaller of the two. So far as we have learned, the cane has been but slightly injured by frost. Thanksgiving day passed off very quietly in this section-in fact, the casual observer would not have sus pected from outward appearances that the President of these United States had set apart the day as a National holiday, upon which the citizens of this great, glorious free and indepen dent country were expected to refrain from manual labor, give thanks for the prosperity of the nation and them selves as a people, and create a turkey famine-or at least attempt it. In the Northern States (and by these we mean all but the Southern) Thanksgiving day is almost as generally observed as Christmas, but in the South such is not the case. We have no explan ation for this fact, unless it be that our people are less observant of all holidays than their Northern ,breth ern. We had a Thanksgiving dinner -and a very fine dinner it was-at the old Dominique homestead, ten miles above town, to which 're were invited by Messrs. C. N. Lewis and Leoni Dominique. Under the influ ence of genial companions and most' excellent edibles, our savage nature became soothed, and we enjoyed a very pleasant day. A SPLENDID DINNER.-We had the honor to be an invited guest at a din mtr given the active and honorary members of the Donaldsonville Silver Corbet Band by its leader and press r ident, Mr. Chas. Gecks, last Sunday N evening, at the band's new hall, and the occasion will ever be one of pleas ant memories. The dinner was pre pared in the highest style of the culi nary art, and formed an epicurean feast. A large attendance of members took place, only two being absent, and, gathered around the festal board, they partook of the bountiful repast r spread by their worthy president aumid gouedal hilarity and good hit mor. Champagne corks popped in all direction,; aid rmini t artys were drank in the sparkling wine. Mr. leeks propoped. "The Ascension Brass Baid," accompanying his toast with remarks complimentary to the organuiation, and expressive of 1 de sire to see perfect harmony and friend ship existing between its members and those of the D. S. C. B. The sentiment was loudly applauded and the toast drank with much gusto. The ladies of the dramatic society, the citizens who had lent aid to the band association, the representatives of the Donaldsonville press, and the mem bers of the band individually and col lectively, were enthusiastically toast ed in succession, and responses were given which invariably elicited ap plause. Tjie financial prospects of the association were frequently referred to, and from the expressions of sev eral men of prominence and means lpresent, we feel assured the 1). S. C. B. rests upon a monied basis which pre cludes all possibility of its downfall. We regarded it as a very great com pliment indeed (in response to which we could hardly find words to convey adequately our obligation), that a special meeting of the band was called in the midst of the festivities and ourself elected an honorary member. After dinner was over, several parties were called upon to mount the stage and give declamatious, songs, etc., and this sort of amusement was kept up until half-past 9 o'clock in the evening, when every one left the hall, each with the conviction strong upon him that it had been many a day since he had attended a more pleasant affair than the elegant dinner given by Mr. Chas. Gecks to the members of the D. S. C. B. AT THE THEATRE. Third Entertainment of the D. S. C. B. Dramatic Society--The Comedies of "Everybody's Friend" and "Capitaine Fracasse." Though not quite so well attended as its predecessors, to our own mind the dramatic entertainment given by the 1). S. C. B. Theatrical Association last Saturday night was the most in teresting and amusing that has yet occurred. All the actors and actresses were well prepared for the occasion, and acquitted themselves in a manner that would have done credit to pro fessionuals in the art. The English 4 comedy of " Everybody's Friend" was the attraction of the evening, and was rendered almost faultlessly. Mr. Win. Klopman excelled himself in the lead ing character of the bouncing Major Wellington de Boots, receiving praise and applause from all who witnessed his rendition of the mirth-provoking character. Mr. Bernard Lemann as Felix Featherly, or "Everybody's Friend," displayed an appreciation of his part which, added to his naturally amiable disposition, enabled him to render his impersonation a truly good piece of acting. Mr. J. F. Parks was fully equal to the demand made upon his dramatic talent in the character of the originally bashful but tinally an daciously impudent Frank Icebrook. Miss. L. Hanson, who made her debut in the character of Mrs. Featherly, de monstrated that she will prove an invaluable acquisition to the dramatic society. Her manner was remarkably self-possessed for a person who was appearing upon the stage for the first time, and her acting showed careful study and preparation, and was a credit to herself and a gratification to her friends. Mrs. Marx Israel as Mrs. Wellington de Boots maintained her established standard of finish and ex cellence, no flaw being discoverable in her impersonation. Miss. A. Blum enthal, whom, we believe, is also a de butante, acquitted herself exceedingly well in the character of Mrs. Swvan down, the fascinating widow, and sutr prised all who knew her by the self possession and readiness she exhibited in bearing out her part. Miss M. Blum as Fanny, the maid, had not much opporturity to display the marked dramatic ability which she possesses, but in the limited sphere allotted her earned the praise those who witnessed the play accorded. The French vauderille " (Capitaine Fracasse" was brief but lively, and the spectators were only sorry when the curtain descended. Mr. J. J. Cla veric impersonated the Capitaine in his usual splendid manner, while he was well supported by Mr. Moise Levy as Parfilados, Mr. Octave Terrio as Doecteur Barbaro, and the Misses L. Molere as Isabelle and Leonora. I The intervals between the acts and the plays were enlivened by some excellent music from the silver cornet band. No one can attend the enter tainmnuts given oy our amateur dra mat ic society and' fall asleep or feel fatigued. We ttritate tbe. small attendance partty the `coolness of the weather, but moitly to the fact that all the plutiteti are Jrind1ng' their cane. The "rolling season" is a busy time with nearly all of ppr people, and dramatic entertainaewnts, fairs, concerts, balls, etc .,etc., can only hope to thrive after the sugar is made. The D. 8. C. B. Dramatic Associa tion, composed as it is of ladies and gentlemen who are well known and universally respected in the commu nity, and who have displayed extraor dinary dramatic ability, will undoubt edly be lwellsupported by the people of this toen and parish. The society is a credit to us, and it must be main tained. ADVERTI$EMIfENT . Proceedings of Common Council, Town of Donaldsoaville. SPECIAL MEETING. MAron's Orcac, November 25th, 1872. The Council met this day by order of the Mayor pro tem., at 4:30 o'clock P. M. .Present-C. F. Smith, Mayorpro tem.; Al dermen Duffel, Burbridge and Noel. Absent-E. W. Mason, Mayor; Aldermen LeBlahc nat Johnson. The minutes of the last session were read and approved. Alderman Noel offered the following,which was rudopted: Be it resolved, That by the request of E. N. Pugh, Esq., City Attorney, the ordinance allowing a salary of three hundred ($3W) dollars per annum to the City Attorney be and the same is hereby repealed, to date from November 1st, 1872. Alderman Duffel offered the following, which were read once and adopted: Be it resolved, That the City Attorney be and lie is hereby directed to demand of the administrator of the succession of Marx Schonberg the monthly dues coming to the town of Donaldsonville from the Bayou La fourche ferry, under the provisions of Act No. - of 1870. WVIIERIAs, Dr. Wm. U. McGalliard has voluntarily attended to the duties of our late lamented City Physician, Dr. G. A. Franklin; Be it resolved, That he be and is hereby authorized to warrant on the Treasurer for salary due up to date for account of the sue cession of Dr. G. A. Franklin. The Collector and Treasurer was notified by the Mayor pro tern. to furnish a report to the Council at next regular meeting. On motion, the Cotuncil adjourned to next regular meeting, Monday, Dec. 2nd, 1872. A true copy: W. G. WILKINSON, Secretary. Notice to the Public. I beg leave to inform the public and my e patrons generally that now is the time to e subscribe for their favorite reading matter o for 1873, and that I am prepared to receive t subscriptions, singly or in clubs, af publish ers' lowest prices. Samples of all hiablica.. tions can be seen by calling at the Aescenuion ews Depot, Cahalanosse street, Donaldsonville, La. W. G. WILKINSON. 'I J. 1'. AUGUSTIN, L. DKcooXthR, St. CharlesP.O., La. Edgard P. O., La. r Auguastin & DePoorter, 1 ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Will practice in all the parishes of the 4th ° nilicial District, and before the Supreme ourt of the State. novk3-72 State of Loumslana. ourth Judicial District Court-Par ish of Ascension. Augustin & Thibant es. No. 1620, Eloi Dicharry. BY VIRTUE of and in obedience to a writ B of ft. fa. dated October 26th, 187i, and to me directed, in the above ease by the honor able the Court aforesaid, I have seized and will offer for sale at Public auction at the Court-House of this Parish, in the town of Donaldsonville, on Saturday, the 4th day of Jan. uary, 1173, at 11 o'clock A. M., the following described property, ViZ 1. The one undivided half of a tractof land and sugar plantation lying, being and situa ted in the Parish of Ascension on the left bank of the river Misaisippi, at about five miles above the town of Donaldsonville, and consisting of several tracts of land forming together a front of nineteen arpents on said Mississippi river, with a depth of thirty ar pents, more or less, bounded above by azfds formerly belonging to Theophile Boneherau now theproperty of Benjamin Gibson and R. A. Irwin, below by lands belonging to widow Jean Baptiste Lellianc, together with the un divided half of the buildings and improve meats thereon and therenato belonging. 2. The undivided half of twenty-onemules, five 3-mule carts, one small cart, eighteen plows, one set gears, 85 arpents of plant cane, more or less, 15 arpents of stubble cane, more or less, and 2300 bushels of corn, more or less. Terms-Cash. C. KLINE, Sheriff. Parish of Ascension, November 30th, 1872. State of Louisiana. Parish Court-Parish of Ascension. Henry L. Duffel es. No. 130, Eloi Dicharry. BY VIRTUE of and in obedience to a writ of f. fa. issued by the honorable, the Court aforesaid under date of the 26th day of October, 1872, and to me directed in the above entitled and numbered suit. I have seized and will offer for sale at public auc tion at the Court-House of this Parish in the town of Donaldaonville, on Saturday, the 4th day of Jan uary, 1873, at 11 o'clock A. M., the following described property, viz: 1. The one undivided half of a tract of land and sugar plantation lying, being and situa ted in the Parish of Ascension, on the left bank of the river Mississippi, at about five miles above the town of Donaldsonville, and consisting of several tracts of land forming together a front of nineteen arpents on 'said Mississippi river, with a depth of thirty ar pents, more or less, bounded above by lands I formerly belonging to Thee hile Boneherean now the property of Bexzjammn Gibson, and R. A. Irwin, below by lands belonging to Wid ow Jean Baptiste LeBlanc, together with the undivided half of the buildings and improve ments thereon and thereunto belonging. 2. The undivided half of twenty-one males, five 3-mule carts, one small cart, eighteen I plows, one set gears, 85 arpentsof plant cane, more or less, 15 arpents of stubble cane, more or less, and 2300 bushels of corn, more - or less. Terms-Cash. C. lLINE, Sherifi. Parish of Ascension. November 30th. 1872. 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Published Every atiuClay Morning AT Doualdsouvlme, la., By Lihden E. Bentley, Editor & Pzopri8tor SUBSCRIPTION........-$3 PER ANNUM Payable in advance. Tnasasawr Anvavsxsausaa.-ine .ehllar per siuare of seven lines Mintee , Am mnsertson; 74 cents per s'pare sahas quent inssertioa. Professional or other cards of e ahe or less, fifteen dollars per annam. [For additional rates see, Ast seasam of first page.] The town of Dossldeewsilie is situated on the Mississippi river, 78 miles from New, Orleans by water, 63 maSe by rail. Jund di rectly at the source of Bayou ItietcrClie, whbih is a large andimpoqtaat aslaeafties Mississippi, navigable nin" months ils the year for steambosat, the remainian three niontahs for Sat-boats, and which poises through one of the richest and most fertile sugar-producing regions of the South. Don alssouville is the conusreial centre of an extensive radius of fertile isosats'y,'bqjeylng daily communication with the hssitpra .sa tropolis both by railroad andsteambosts, and is a thriving tow. of constantly ineswaslag size and business importance. In such a town is the Cxrnr puBllshed. and its devotion to the interestaof the cons munity has gained for it a depeie of popd larity and a circulation which are very grati fying to the conductor, and which reader it an invaluable medium for advertisers, both local and foreign, who desire to address themselves t. the people of this section. What gives additional value to the Caiae and commends it the more both to the ad. vertising and reading portion of the publie, is the fact that it has been designated by the proper authorities Official Journal of the Parish of Ascension and Town of Donadsoanvilla, and in its colunas will appear the prodee& ings of the Police Jury, &e fl heard, and Common Council, and all oeelal rotbes and advertisements pertaining to the Pairish of Ascension or Corporation of Doeaidsoeville. This journal will be a constant source of reliable political and general infermatis,. and each ivse will contain a fair amount of editorial matter upon topics of the msht Ia teresting nature. Especial attention will be given to the de partment of home news, and amoag the " LOCAL JOTTINGS' will always he found as account of traaspir lng events in the Town of Donaldseaville and Parish of Ascension. - In a word, it has been and will continae to be the earnest effort of the publisher to mphs the CHIEF a First-Cleas New apearw and a welcome visitor to every household in the land where it is received. If you desire such a paper, send three dol lars for a year's, or one dollar and fifty cents for six months' subscription to the Donaldseonuville Chief. THlE SCIENCE OF HEALTH. VoL Second, Oommencing Jaa.1873. The Sclemce of Health having been sustained beyond our most sanguine expectations, we are prepared with adition al facilities for making the ensuing volasue respond still more fully to the p4pulat de mand for an honest and independent expo nent of the Hygienic System. We shall pub. liah Popular Phydsology, fully illns trated, a complete explanation of the stract. ures and functions of the human system. Afectionsof the Eye am Ear, with hundreds of illustrations, embracing the whole range of medical and surgical dis eases of these organs. All Medical Syste n, giving a his tory of nll the medical theories that have prevailed in all aces of the world. Domestic Lecoomy, Household Af fairs, Hygienic Cooking, the Selectioa sed Preservation of Food, etc. The Economy of Health. Only those who have investigated the subjeel ass be aware of the enormous waste caused by sickness and unhygienie living. By adopting the Hygiexpc system, the people of the ed States would save annually more than one thousand millione of dollars. Does this statement seem extravagant? Statlsties more than justify it, as we shall prove. 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