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Office in Crescent Place. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. Parish of Ascension. John A. Cheevers,..t.... Parish Judge John D. Csatey,......... Clerk of the !ourt, Charles (leeks,..........Recorder, Frederick Fobb,.......... eetary, Christiaa Kline,..........Tre urrr L. E. Bentley,...........Tax Collector, Aaron Hill,... ..........eriff, ADr. W. M. McOalliard, ...Jail Physian Charles N. Lewis,........Chief ConStable. Ascension Icader,........Oficial Journal. POLICE JURORS. Win. Kenner, President, Henry Johnson, Edward Ciatey, MAlliveges Harrison, Hillary Rice. SCHOOL BOARD. SPierre Landry, Presidentt Rodolph Braud, Sec. and renas. (. H. Hill, Charles F. Smith, James M. Bryan, ,Charles N. Lewis, Milton Morris, L. E. Bentley. Town of Donaldsonville. Solomon Weinschenck,... Mayor, Edw. N. Pugh,............Attorney, W. P, Wilkinson,........ Secretary, Christian.Kline ........Treasurer, Frederick Fobb,.........Assessor, Pierre Landry,...........Collectr, Linden E. Bentley,.......Printer R. J. Duke,............ Wharf-astr, Robert Noel,.............Constable. ALDERMEN. Frederick Duffel, Joe. Burbridge.,:1st Ward. Vcas. F. Smith, N. M. Conway, ....2nd " Felix LeBhmc, Joseph Johnson,...3rd " Railroad Time Table. Daily Passenger and F.eight Train com bied-Leaves New Orleans at 7:45 A. M.; Arrives in Donaldsonville at 12:30 P. M. Returning (Sundays exce lted), Leaves Don aldsonville at 1;15 P. M.; Arrives ii New Orleans at 5 P. M. Sunday Passenger Train-Leaves New Or leans as above, arriving in Donaldeonville at 12 M. Returning, Leaves Donaldsonville at 2:30 P. M.; Arrives in New Orleans at 6:30 P. M Trains stop at all way stations. DONIALDSONVILLE, LA., Saturday, March 29, 1873. LOCAL JOTTINGS. There was a light fall of rain last night. The river has een steadily falling during this week. SL'hanks to the conductor and mail agent on the daily train for courtesies. Business is dull in the Mayor's and Justice Courts, which bespeaks a se rene and peaceful public atmosphere. The proceedings of last week's se cret session of the Common Council have not yet been haflded us for pub lication. Quite a 'lively whirlwind pasted along Mississippi street Thursday, raising a cloud of dust and creating a rise in loose bits of paper, light chips, etc., which lay in its course. The residents of Lessard street have had the g'utters along that thorough fare nicely cleaned out, an example that should at once be followed by the lemainder of our townspeople. Mr. A. T. Bushee has been appoint ed Inspector of Weights and Measures for the parish of Ascension by Gover nor Kellogg. The New Orleans 1e publican gives the appointee the name of " E. Bushel." The steamer Henry Tete passed down the other night with 1226 bales of cotton. Capt. Joe paid our town a flying visit Wednesday, and returned to New Orleans yesterday, in season to leave again for Red River with his boat to-night. See elsewhere the notices to tax payers, from the Collector. State and parish licenses and taxes are due, the licenses for the current tear, and 'the taxes for 1872, and all persons inter ested are notified to come forward and settle the same. The sudden change of temperature which took place Tuesday night was a surprise to all who supposed that nlo more cold weather would visit us .until next winter. The cool snap did not last long however, and at this writing a Miild Spring temperature prevails. The Supreme Court has not yet ren dered a decision in the case of V. Maurin and others against Charles F. Smith, Tax Collector of Ascension parish. Last .Monday -as the day which we understood the court had set aside for considering the case, but stress of other busin~ss lrobably in duced the postponementa The decis ion may be daily expected. Our friend J. C. W. 'Richardson, Esq.; who has for two or three years past taught a school at Doiniuique's Landing. in thig' parish, has received the gratifying intelligence from New York that Hon. Horace Greeley be queathed hinm the handsome little sum of three thousand dollars, which has been invested for Mr. Richardson by his brother-ia-law. We congratulate our friend upon his good fortune, and wish his three thousand may augment to ten times three thousand. L. E. Bentley, appointed Tax Col lector of this parish on the JOth inst., yesterday filtd in theRecorder's,office a bond of $20,000 for the faithful per formance of the duties of the position. The sureties are Messrs. R. N. Sims, Henry Loeb, J. J. Claverie, Jno. D. Cantey, Chas. Gecks, C. Kline and Ant. Rodriguez. The bond has been approved aid accepted by theRecord er, Clerk of Court and President of the Police Jury, and'a certified copy transmitted to the State Auditor of Public Accounts. It gives us pain to learn that,Mr. J. J., Claverie suffered quite a serious .accident Wednesday night. Descend ing the rear steps of his residence without a light, a misstep caused him to fall headlong tq the brick pavement below. Besides a general jarring of his whole frame, Mr. Claveri' received several contusions upon the face, and sprained the toes of his right foot so severely .that he has been scarcely able to walk since. He was out upon the street yeste~dry, and will soon recover entirely from his injuries. The planting season has opened under encouraging auspices, and ev ery indication bespeaks a large crop the coming season. Tho cane has all been planted, and is coming up. quite. rapidly. On Mr. D. F. Kenner's Bow den and Ashland places the young cane has reached a height of from four to six inches, and displays healthy and luxuriant growth. Corn planting is progressing, and a good supply of this necessary grain will be grown. On the whole, our planters have good reason to be satisfied with the outlook, and we fervently hope the present favorable indications may be fully re alized in the Fall. Mr. B. Rybiski, druggist and apoth ecary in this place, has received from the Sisters of Charity of the St. Vin cent Orphan Asylum a prescription which is recommended by those who have proved its value as being a sure preventative and curative for the small-pox. The remedy} has been tried in the cities of St. Louis, Balti more and Philadelphia, by the Sisters of Charity, at the institutions over vhich they have charge, with such complete success that they deem it a duty to make it known to the public. The remedy is not expensive and can be had upon application to Mr.Rybis ki, at his drug- store on Mississippi street. Instead of a meeting of the Fourth Wavrd Lincoln Republican Club, the assemblage at the M. E. Church last Saturday evening was called together with a view of organizing a municipal campaign club. The hall was well filled with Republican voters, and the proceedings were highly satisfactory. An organization was effected under the name of. Republican Municipal Canmpaign Club, of which Mr. N. I. Conway was chosen premsident, and A. T. Bushee, Esq. secretary. A com mittee for each municipal ward, com posed of two members, was appointed by the president, the duty of these committees being the enrollment of the Republican voters of the various ,wards. The club adjourned to meet again Saturday evening, April 5th. There is ar certain mystery about the affairs and present condition of the N. 0., M. & T. R. R. Co. which it is impossible for us to unravel at this time. Eventhe contractors and other attaches of the road seem completely in the dark and can give us no posi tive information. Notwithstanding one of the contractors informed a friend of ours that orders had been received here to prepare the new bridge across Baydu Lafiourche for immediate use, rand to resume work upon the western exitmsion of the road, the bridge still remains parallel with the stream and without track upon it,: gud operations continue suspended entirely beyond this point. The most probable solu tion of this unsatisfactory state of af fairs, is the rumor that a trausfer of the road to the recent purchasers has not Yet been completed, and that the present Passive Policy will continue until that devoutly to be wished for consummation is attained. On the 25th day of. the present month, the State Board of Printing Commissioners, composed of the Gov ernor, Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House of Representa tives, designated the Ascension Leader official journal of this parish, the con tract held by the CHIEF having ex pired by limitation; so now our read ers will understand that the Leader is entitled to the designation of "of ficial organ of the parish of. Ascen sion," which it has persistently be stowed upon itself during the -entire oflicial term of the CHIEF. We yield the title readily to our contemporary, and offer it our congratulations upon the acquisition. The Leader has dis-. played marked,improvement of late, both typographically and editorially, and we must say it possesses, so far as its merit as a newspaper is concerned, greater right to the honor that has been bestowed upon it than it could claim at the time the CHIEF was se lected as official journal. A large and magnificent piece of levee is being constructed on the left bank of the liver, about three miles abovb FOtch's Point. We learned of this work for the first time two days since, although it was evidently began several weeks ago. A force of about three hundred men is employed, and we believe the contractor is Mr. A. S. Darrow, who has figured very exten sively as a levee builder in this par ish. We have not seen the repaired levees along the right bank, above town, but the reputation of the con tractor-Mr. V. E. M. Anderson of St. James-is a guaranty that his work is of the most substantial order. Mr. Anderson has repaired the Port Bar row levee, the levee fronting New Hope plantation, that fronting Dr. E. Duffel's plAce, and one or two others, completing the work yesterdg.. If a heavy rise of the river ye curs, the Ascension levees will be found c:apable of protecting the parish from overflow, else appearances are deceit ful. Several new cases of small-pox have appeared in town this week, as we learn from perfectly reliable sources. Some parties have suggested to us that it would be well to endeavor to conceal the disagreeable fact, for the reason that the business of tih town merchants will suffer if the spread of the disease becomes generally known among the country people, but we consider it our bounden duty as a cit izen and a journalist to warn the peo ple of their danger, in order that they may use every precaution to avoid contagion and keep the disease within as narrow bounds as possible. There are doubtless as many cases of small pox in the rural portions of our par ish as we have in town-certainly there have been as many, and perhaps more, deaths-and it will be a foolish fear that will deter any of of our: sub urban friends from visiting tow~'n wlt a? they have occasion. If the malaldy is in the air, some other method must be adopted to avoid contracting it than runniUg away from a spot where a case has appeared. Of course we do not mean to say persons should ex ercise no care whatever in avoiding immediate vicinities where the disease is known to prevail, but we do say one is no nmore safe from contagion by merely doing this, than is the ostrich out of harm's way when he hides his head in the sand. Competent physi cians should be consulted in regard to the best means to employ to check the spread of the epidemic. In the mean time, every citizen has a duty to per form in keeping his own premises in a cleanly condition, and it is to be expected that no one will in the pres ent grave emergency fail in the same. Two weeks since a man arrived in our town, in poor apparel and with appearance of long continued dissipa tion, who gave his name as Talbert, and claimed to have been during his past life an Episcopalian minister and at one time a member of the Kentucky State Senate, representing Jefferson county. It is known that the first statement was correct, but as regards the latter, we have no proof pro or con. He came here with a letter of recommendation to Rev. M. M. Dillon from Rev. Mr. Cameron of Assump tion, and remained several days, de pending entirely upon th6 charity of Mr. Dillon and -others for food and shelter, and spending all the money given him from time to time by com passionate persons, for liquor, to which ho-was a most abject slave. He de clared he had traveled from Vicks burg here on foot, and expressed anx iety to reach New Orleans, for which place he shortly set out. All thought of the miserable creature had left our mind, until yesterday, when a friend called our attention to a paragraph in the New Orleans Republican under the heading of "Died Unattended," which reads as follows: "A few days ago a man registered his name as Rev. H. C. Harris, in Cassidy's Hotel, and his coinduct being somewhat erratic, at tracted attention. Apparently he drank so much as to keep under the influence of stimulants. Hie several times conversed familiarly with ser vantsi, saying that he was in greatS trouble. Wednesday morning a ser v-ant failed to obbrin a response when knocking ut tha door (if his room. An investigation was instituted, and it was discovered that Harris had been dead ten or twelve hours. A post mortem examination was held, and'the conclusion arrived at that death was caused by congestion of the brain. A vial which had contained paregoric was found in the room. In one of his pockets was a letter of introduction from Bishop W. M. Green of Missis sippi. Other letters were found on him, sufficient to show who he was. He was buried by members of the Episcopal Church here." There can be but little doubt that this creature, who died in poverty and degradation among strangers, is the same that passed through our town two weeks since, under the name of- Talbert. He, was possessessed of a good education, and was in all probability at one time the respected centre of a large circle of friends aud admirers, but a fatal ap petite.for strong drink dragged him down to a shameful and niiserable death. His untimely end adds anoth er to the long list of the victims of the Demon of Liquor, whose fate stands forth a terrible warning to the rising generation. Encourage your home newspaperi Subscribe for the CIIIEF ; $3 a year. Statistical reports show an increased attraction of the British race for America. In spite of the imperial "pride of the old country, exasperated by the successful revolt of time colo nies, the feeling of community of race, language and social institutions is drawing the heart of old England to her wayward offspring. For the suc cessful rebel of the United States she sceemns to have a higher respect than for the toadying loyalists of Canada, whom she would fainm shake from their unfertile grasp upon her ample skirts. The English innmnigration to this country is enormously in e':asing, and embraces a large proportion of small capitalists and skilled laborers. At the recent rate of depopulation it is said that Ireland, .at the close of this decade, will contain but four mil lions. Scotlaid has shipped the most prIogires.ive elemeints of her civiliza tion. English writers are paying more respect to the name " Greater Britain,'" as applied to this coluntry. TIlIS PAPER IS ON FILE WITH r Ad rts K RO* Vhere Advertising Contracts can be made. ý VEW A ~8laiH 'IN'L IEToTi." Notice to Tax Payers. TAx (',LLE.ECrT!'a' OFFICE. Asc(llsiMn Plarish, March 29, 1873. i TOTI(TIE is eI:bv iventhat that te STATE t .und PARIlSI' TAXES fior the year 1m." are diu, land all interested parties are re ii'sited 1to call at my othiee. in the town of I)muildsmnville. opposite time Court-House,. withini TWVIENTY DAYS fruiol the date of this nltice anui pay the saime, ill default whereof I slall proceed to seize according to law. L. E. BENTLEY, State and Parish Tax Collector. Notice to Tax Payers. STAx COLLIECTOR' OFTI('E Ascension Parish, Mamrclh 29, 1873. N OTICE is hereby given that the STATE Sandl PAI' ISII LIC('ENSES for the year 1973 a, due. iaml all interested parties are ieqiuestted to 'all at ilmy offijce, in the town of I )mDaldsonville, opposite the Court-House, within TEN DAYS from the date of this iotice and lpa the samlie, in default whereof I shall proceed to seize according to la. L. E. BENTLEY, State anil Parish Tax Collector. L"W AND NOTARIIAL OFFICE. IR. INT. & W in. Sinas, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. D)onaldsourillc, La. Practice in Ascension, Assumption and St. James. mi.h22-1y. _ENIIY C. DIBBLE, Attorney & Counselor at Law, AND NOTARY PUBLIC, 170 Common Street (Up stairs), ilhS-ly NEW ORLiEAN.S, LA. FREDERICK DUiFFEL, R. 'PROSPEIL LANDRY Duflel & Landry, LAW AND NOTARIAL OFFICE, Opposite the Court-House, Donaldsonville, La. Will attend promptly to all professional business. No charges made for recording notarial iots. tapr72 D W . " . McGALLIARI), Otfiee in Crescent Place, Donaldsonville, La. For Sale! THE "JOHNSONIAN INSTITUTE "' and _ Lots upen which it is situated are offered for sale by consent of the Bishop of the Dio c.ese andl tlh vestry and presiding minister of the Church of Ascension. For terms anllld conditions apply to E. N. IDUGII, Treasurer. l)onaldsonville. March 15, 1873. Donaldsonville Boys' School. A PRACTICAL ScIooL for Bloys from six to twenty years of ago. Hours from 9 A. M. to 4 P. M, Arrangemennts for board will- he made with private fimtiilies for sclhoh:r living at a dis .alnce. For particulars address \V. "W. LIUF(tOiRD, dee'.tn-tm Donaldsonville. Grandest Scheme of the Age. $5oo,ooo CASH GIS'S H. $100,000 for Only $10. U'niler authority of special legislative act of March 16, 1871, the trustees now announce the Third Grand Gift Concert, for the benefit of the Public librari of Kea tacky, to come offin Library Hall, at Louis ville, Ky., on Tuesday, April Sth, 1873. At this concert the best musical talent that can be procured from all parts of .the coun try will add pleasure tO the entertainment, and Teua Thousand Cash Gifts, aggregating a vast total of half at Million Dollars curren cy will be distributed by lot to the ticket holders, as follows: One Grand Cash Gift, - - $100,000 One (Grand Cash Gift, - - - 50,000 One Grandl Cash Gift, - - 2,000 One Grand Cash Gift, - - - 20,000 ()n Grandl Cash Gift, - - 10,000 One Grand Cash Gift, - - - 5,000 24 Cash Gifts of $1,000 each, 24.000 50 Cash Gifts of 500 2" 5,000 80 Cash (ifts of 400 " 33,000 100 Cash Gifts of 300 " 30,000 150 Cash Gifts of 200 " 30,000 590 Cash Gifts of 10t " 59,000 9,000 Cash Gifts of 10 " / 90,000 Total, 10,000 Gifts, all Cash, $500,000 To provide means for this magnificent Concert, One Jhundred Thousand IWhole Tickets only will be issued. Whole tickets, $10; Halves, $5; and Quarters, $2.50. Eleven whole tickets fonr$100. No discount on less than $1(00) orders. The object of this Third Cift Concert, like the two heretofore given with such universal aq,proval,ij the enlargement and endowment of the PuFTlicLibrary of Kentucky, which, by the special act authorizhug the concert for its benefit, is to be forever free to all citizens of every State. The drawing will 1,be under the snpervision of the trustees of the library, as sisted by the most eminent citizens of the United States. Tihe sale of tickets has al reardy progressed so far that complete suc cess is assured, and mbuyers are therefore no tified tlhat they must order at once if they de sire to participate in the drawing. The managmcnieut of this undertaking has becen committed by the trustees to Hon. Thos. E. Braimlette, lato Governor of Kentucky, to whom communications pertaining to the Gift Concmrt may be addressed. R. T. DURRCETT, Pres't. W. N. RIALDEMAN, VicePres't. Joiux S. CAxs, Sec.'y Public Library of Ky. FAImER8ts' ANI) Dl)RVERu' hANK, Treasurer. 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"Parties residing at a distance from our au thorized agents may order from our factory Send for illustratedprice list. nov9-3m SUBSCRIBE FOR-ADVERTISE IN -The Donaldsonville Chief, A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Devoted to HIome Interests, NX.ws. Iitera ture, and the Dissemination of Lib eral Political, Principles. Published Every Saturday Morning AT Donaldsonville, La., nr Linden B. Bentley, Editor & Proprietor. SUBSCRIPTII ON,...$... .$3 PER ANNUM, Payable in advance. [ s," For advertising rates, see first col uunm of first page.] The town of Donaldsonville is situatedL on the Mississippi river, 78 miles from New Orleans by water, (i3 miles by rail, and di rectly at the source of Bayou Lafonrche, 'which is a large and important effluent of the Mississippi, navigable nine months in the year for steamboats, the remaining three months for flat-boats, and which passes through one of the richest and most fertile sugar-producing regions of the South. Don aldsonville is the commercial centre of an extensive radius of fertilereountry, enjoying daily opmmnuication with the Southern me: tropolis both by railroad and steamboats, and is a thriving town of constantly increasing size and business importance. In such a town is the CHIEF published, and its devotion to the interests of the com munity has gained for it a degree of popu larity and a circulation which are very grati ftying to the conductor, and which rende,. 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 CHIEF and comnuends it the more both to the ad vertising and reading portion of the public, is the fact that it has been designated by the proper authoritices Official Journal of the Corporation of Donaldsonville, and in its columns will appear the proceed ings of the Commlon Council, and all official notices and advertisements pertaining to the Corporation Government. This journal will be a constant source of reliable ,olitical and general information, - and each issue will contaida fair amount o1 editorial matter upon topics of the most in teresting nature. Especial attention will be given to the de partment of houme news, and among the ' LOCAL JOTTINGS" will always be found an account of transpir ing events in the Town of Dpnaldaonvilleand P'.ish of Ascension. In a word, it has been and will continue to he the earnest effort of the publisher to make the CHIEF a First.Class -Newspaper, and a welcome visitor to every household in, the land whe'e it is received. If you d'esire such a paper, send three doi Ia:'s for a year's, or one dollar and fifty cents for six mr,:ihs' sulscription to the Douald4sonville Chief.