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Puuli;hed Every Saturday
Offioial Journal of the Parish of Ascension
a'' :nd Toin of Dtnaldsonville.
LINDEN E. BENTLEY,
EDITOR AND PIlOPRIETOR.
Entered at the rest-Oeffie at Donaldson
ville, La., as Second Class Matter.
lIT Job Printing of all kinds, from a full
sheet poster to a bread ticket, executed on
shortest notice, at city prises and in best
'style ¢t ihe CnIEv office.
iW Postmasters are authorised and re
qpostea. to act as agents for the CHOxr.
( The CHIEF is received by tAl subsori
bars PosTAGS F¥as;
Saturday, February 4, 1882.
Press Association of Louisiana.
Second Annual session.
MosRos, LA., Jan. 30, 1882.
'he Second Annual Session of the Press
Association of Louisiana will be held at
Alexandria on 'hohday, the 20th day of
March, next, to which place and time the
Association adjourned at Baton Rouge in
September of last year.
Appointments for the approaching session
are as follows:
Orator-Ex-Chief Justice T. C. Manning
of HRaides ; Alternate-Geo. W. Cable, Esq.,
of New Orleans.
The annual poem is assigned to Mrs. Mol
lie Moore Davis, of New Orleans, who was.
cireventcd by ill health from favoring the
:Association with a poeni at its September
The President renews his request to local
historians who have not forwarded their
m.adeicripts to Jona C. White, Esq., Gen
eral Historian, to proceed without delay to
comply with the duties which they have as
The attention of the Executive Commit
tee is called to the necessity for action upon
the subjects givenato the committee for de
liberation at the meeting in New Orleans
and upon which no report has been made.
'The committee is composed of the following
members: L. Jastremski. chairman; T. J.
Mangham, Mrs. i. R. Fields, E. A. Burke,
Samuel Lambert. The business of the As
sociation will be greatly facilitated and its
advancement more speedily attained by a
thorough interchange of views among mem-.
iers of the Executive Committee, and the
careful preparation of such measures as
may be submitted for dual action.
A full attendance of the members of the
Association is desired at the approaching
itession, at which, it is provided, there will
be the annual election of officers for the
twelve months ensuing, or until their
successors are elected and installed.
Officers of the Association are requested
to forward by the 1st of March, proximo, a
synopsis of their annual reports, to the
President at Monroe.
Alexandria, besides being centrally loca
ted, is easy of access either.by rail or by
river from all points of the State, and its
citizens, the President is assured, will
extend to the editorial fraternity a cordial
'and home-like welcome.
O. W. McCRANIE.
Pres. La. Press Association.
L. E. BE nTLKY, Secretary.
Says the Morehouse Clario,: "An In
dependent movement might result in no
'good; it would produce no harm. We
sbelieve the peole are ready for it. Any
thing for a change! "
Vaccination, free of charge for the
poor of Donaldsonville, will be per
fo.rued ot the office of Dr. W. M. McGal
liard from 12 to 3 o'clock P. M. on the
following Saturdays, viz: 28th of Janu
ary, 4th, 11th and 18th of February 1882.
Eulogies on the late Senator Matthew
H:al Carpenter of Wisconsin were pro
nounced in the national Senate on the
t"5th of January: Mr. Kellogg was one
of the speakers and paid a very eloquent
and touching tribute to the memory of
Clergymen, lawyers, physicians, farmers,
merchants, busiuess men, gentlemen of
culture, and their women folk and children,
all use j3rown's Iron Bitters. It keeps
Hon. H. C. Newsomr of St. Helena par
ish is one of the members of the General
Assemnbly who was entitled to mileage
for the second extra session, he having
gone to his home at the close of the first
session and returned just after the open
ing of the second, I-Iou. S. S. Pearce of
Avoyellee earned mileage in the same
Air. Robert pRhodes, living on Lower
Terrebonue bayou, lost his residence and
contents, a new boat he had just finished
building and $1000 in greenbacks by fire.
'THtal loss $3500; no; insurance. The
Terrebonne Times says Mr. Rhodes is a
hard working, industrious and economi
cal man and has lost in one day the sav
ings of years.
General D)ebility Cured.
CHEbTEIVILLE, MI)., Jan. 31, 1881.
Feeling broken doewn _and generally
debilitated, I was induced by our druggist
`to try ii bottle of Brown's Iron Bitters.
F'rou tie third dose, I began to feel the
'~ood effects of your medicine, and I really
think it did me more good than any medi
cin ver took. B. u. QUIMBY.
The work of prep.aring the restored
Calitol at Baton Rouge for the occupancy
of the State officers is progressing rapidly
and satisfactorily. The Capitolian-Adro
cate reports all the offices on the first floor
rxcept three fully plasterid and painted,
with their ulaniulpleces set, and nearly
all those on the second ileor pilastered.
l'rlparat.jiis are bieing made in New
Orleans to retnove the archives and fur
niture of the State to .Baton lRouge at an
Renew Tour Lease.
There are times in every oue's life when
enerky ftils and a" misera.le fealing eomes
,ver them, mistaken for laziness. ))anger
inrks in thlnse symptomns, as they arise from
diiseased brgans. Parker's Ginger Tonic
will restore perfect activity to the Stomach,
iver and Kidlneys, puril. the blood, and
.iclew ouir lease of health and comfort.
The usually staid and law abiding par
ish of Bossier has been disgraced
by a lynching affair. Tuesday night of
last week a party of about a dozen men
gained admission to the jailor's bedroom,
obtained possession of the keys of the
jail by threats, entered the prison and
brought out Henry Solomon, a colored
man, whom they hanged just outside the
building. An inquest was held and, as
usual, the jailor, his aseistants and the
prisoners incareerated with Solomon all
"eetified that they did not recognize any
of the lynchers, though it does not even
appear from the evidence, as reported by
the Banner, that the law breakers were
masked or disguised in any way.
Solomon had been imprisoned on a
charge of mule stealing, and was thought
to be a bad character, but it is not urged
that he was ever convicted of any of
fense. During the night of the 10th
inst., in company with one Jack Chap
man, a white man convicted of murder
and sentenced to death, Solomon broke
out ofjail and fled. The pair were sub
sequently captured and returned to
prison. The night of the lynching the
floor of the cell occupied by Solomon
was found to be. burning, and the pris
oner is said to have acknowledged that he
started the fire with the intention of ef
fecting an escape. We presume this was
the overt act that justified the lynchers,
in their own estimation, in murdering a
man who had never been convicted of
any breach of law and was entitled to
the legal presumption of innocence until
The Bossier Banner regrets the occur
rence and says "such a method of inflict
ing justice is undoubtedly dangerous,"
but expresses " the candid belief that
the legal quibbles and quirks so freely
used in defense of criminals everywhere,
now-a-days, is answerable for this state
The excuse is a very weak one in this
instance, for no attempt had yet been
made under the forms of law to bring
Solomon to an account for Lis alleged
misdeeds. If the night-prowling jay
hawkers were actuated by the fear that
a criminal would escape punishment un
less they inflicted it outside the pale of
the law, why did they select a poor dar
key, never convicted of crime and only
accused of stealiug a mule, passing by a
white murderer who had been duly tried
and pronounced guilty and who is en
deavoring to evade the penalty of his
great crime-one of the most serious and
infamous in the category of lawless deeds
-by "legal quibbles and quirks ?" Jake
Chapman is prosecuting an appeal before
the Supreme Court, and should any irreg
ularity be discovered in the proceedings
in his case, he will be granted a new trial
and will stand the chance of securing an
acquittal or of making a second and more
successful attempt escape by breaking
jail and fleeing :t$i parts unknown. If
Solomon's effort to 'egain his liberty by
flight is taken as a'dOnfession of guilt,
the same assumpAol n$# t apply in Chap
man's case, eveant ntSing ehe fact that
the latter had been duly tried and con
victed, while the former had never been
accorded the righteof a trial.
It certainly appears on the face ortbe
record that the Bossier lynchers made a
very marked distinction between white
tweedle-dee and colored tweedle-dum,
and in three out of every four instances
of lynching in Louisiana the same ten
dency is to be observed. Notwithstand
ing the fact that the proportion of
criminals who escape punishment in this
State is fully three white to one colored,
a considerable majority of those mur
dered by the outrageous methods of
Judge Lynch are colored prisoners whose
facilities for taking advantage of " legal
quibbles and quirks" are far inferior to
those of the white malefactor. It is a
great pity for the credit of the S tate and
its people, an example can not be made
of some of thoese cowardly murderers
who, under the pretense of punishing
crime, violate the sacred rights of citi
zenship, break through the most valua
ble safeguards of society and place
themselves on a level with the worst of
malefactors that infest the country. We
can imagine a state of affairs that would
palliate and justify a resort to extra-ju
dicial proceedings to restore good order
and suppress crime, but no such condition
exists in Louisiana or in Bossier parish,
and there was no adequate warrant or
justification for the application of mob
law in the instance just noted.
The St. Helena Gazette considers that
there was but little of importance ac
complished by the recent extra sessions
of the General Assembly, and lays the
blame upon the recreant Democratic
members who combined with the Repub
licans "to defeat ends so much desired by
the people." Will the Gazette essay an
enumeration of these "ends so nmuch de
sired by the people?" A reference to
the proclamations of the Governor con
voking the special sessions will show
that the only legislation specified therein
which the General Assembly failed to
supply was a new revenue bill, and the
rock on which this measure foundered
was the specious State Board of Equali
zation scheme. Public sentiment as rep
resented by the press and the Assembly
was opposed to this project, and there
has been but meagre ground for the as
sumption that the people were desirous
of any material change in the revenue
laws. We do not pretend or propose to
enter the lists either as a champion or an
apologist for one or the other of the Dem
ocratic factious in the General Assembly,
but we shall deem it a prerogative and
duty to defend public men and public
measures against aspersions and criticism
which are not warranted or borne out
by the record.
Mr. J. W. Bates, the popular and efti
cieunt Sheriff of Baton Rouge parish, has
just recovered from a long and serious
spell of illness. His Donaldsonville
friends' will be delighted to hear that be
is again rejoicing in the possessioneof the
pmiceless boom of good health.
OUR3 SUGAR INTEREST@.
Mr. T. W. Nicol, an intelligent sugar
planter of Iberville parish, writes an in
teresting communication to the South
nnder the caption of " Sorghum Caie,"
wherein he notes the large and rapidly
increasing production of sugar and mo
lasses from this staple, and advises a
combination between Southern planters
and Western farmirs for hlie advancement
of their mutual interests. He saes:
Our Western brethren are suddenly awak
ened to a lively interest in our welfare, and
within' twelve months large recruitments
will be 'made in our lands. Let our sugar
planters respond to every movement towards
the propagation of the sorghum interest, and
rest assured that lobbyists knocking at the
doors of Congress to-day will meet with the
defeat they deserve. No monopoly that
effects the food that goes into an American's
month can live long, and with the adjourn
meit of this Congress we will find the abro
gatiolin' of that unholy Hawaiian treaty
To meet the superficial objection that
the interests of the sorghum and sugar
cane planter are rather competitive and
clashing than harmonious and mutual,
Mr. Nicol cites some suggestive figures:
Statistics show us that we produced in
1880 only .08 of the sugar required to feed
our people, calculating the rate at 41.75
per capita. The percentage of increase in
population and consequent demand would
be considerably ahead of increase in produc
tion, hence there is no fear of an early glut
of our markets. It will take twenty years
of rapid progress to make all the sugar
consumed in this country and place us in a
position to export, hence we need have no
fear of sugar being sold by the ton inside
of fifty years.
Mr. Nicol closes his well considered ar
ticle with the cheering opinion that never
before in the history of the country have
the prospects of our sugar planters been
so bright as now. We sincerely trust the
future will prove his judgment correct.
THE CRESCENT CITY.
What the people are doing-A new
Organization In Fashionable Clreles
Fashion Gossip, Theatrical Notes, Etc.
NEw ORLEANs, Feb. 1, 1882.
Another month has passed and the
hand upon the dial points to a new one.
The golden hours come and go noiseless
ly and swiftly, and almost are we are
aware Old Father Time turns his hour
glass that the sands of another year may
pass away. We do not appreciate the
fleeting moments as we should, but sit
idly by only to realize when too late
they are gone-gone unimproved.
How many of you are there who can
tell what an hour is I It is a silent
'messenger from God, sent to see what
we are doing and what we are thinking.
It comes silently, abides its short time
and flies back to bear its tidings of good
or of ill. Oh, let it not return to Him
ladened with those things which will
grieve rather than please him.
But I did not come here this week
to lecture, and as I presume you have
some of those good men among you
whose duty it is to instil these facts and
strive to set you all aright, I will leave
it to them and endeavor to tell you a
Well, the all absorbing topic of the
day, is of course, Mardi Gras, which is
near at hand, amid every one is actively
engaged in making preparations for
THE GRAND EVENT.
On every hand improvements are going
on; signs,, ornaments and banners are
being painted and the whole place
begins to show a complete renovation
In no branch is the preparation so
perceptible as in the hotels, boarding
houses, etc. These expect to reap a rich
harvest, and during the carnival season
the poor, unsuspecting visitors will be
packed together like sardines in a box.
On Friday last I was one of the
favored few who received an invitation
to attend the first meeting of the
CRESCENT CITY COOKING CLUB,
which met at one of the fashionable
residences of the "Garden district."
This organization is composed of some of
society's darlings who have banded
themselves together with two commen
dable objects in view, viz: becoming
proficient in the culinary art and passing
pleasant evenings with their gentlemen
friends. Each one of the members-they
are twenty-five in number-furnishes
some article of diet and then, with her
dainty little fingers, prepares it for the
table, and they invite the gentlemen to
come and-eat it, which of course the
aforesaid gentlemen don't object to.
The young ladies wore dark blue
calico dresses with white polka dots,
tiny white caps and snow white aprons,
and looked just too pretty-if there is an
Oscar Wilde among you I will say, " too
utterly utter "-and I've involuntarily
thought that with such cooks one would
desire to live forever in a kitchen.
Dancing, music and conversation were
in order until 11 o'clock, when supper
was announced and all repaired to the
dining-room. And such a supper! Well,
it was just a banquet for a King. Why
can't your young ladies imitate the
example of the city girls in this matter
and have a cooking club t I am satisfied
they will find it a source of great
enjoyment as well as improvement.
A queer, though I can't say
has come in among our society Ibelles
during the past few weeks, and is
creating quite a sensation. It makes the
wearer look masculine and conspicuous,
if nothing more. It consists of a flat
cap with large peake, which is made of
colored silk and is set jauntily on one
side of the delicately shaped head, while
below its front peep out the dainty bow
catchers, making the wearer look pi
quaut if not overly pretty.
AT THE THEATRES
we have haul some strong attractions
this week, consisting of the Italian
Opera, Edwin Booth, Ailnie Pixley in
" M3'liss" and " Nora," and Aldrich and
Parsloe in " My Partner." The latter is
one of Bartley Campbell's best produc
tions and is a tale of Western life tilled
with pathos and beauty. It is not a
drama of bravado and bloodshed as these
border drama's usually are, but is full of
beauty, mildness and interest.
is the "boss " heathen Chinee and would
make an almond-eyed celestial ashamed
OUR NEWV ORLEANS LETTER.
Items of Interest from thp Crescent City,
by Our Regular Correspondent.
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 31, 1882.
Wednesday last Rose Raymond, a man
of prepossessing appearance and good
address, victimized the proprietor of the
St. Charles Hotel to the tune of $100.
Sooun after obtaining the money, Ray
mond and wife snuroptitiously left the
hotel, arousing the suspicion of Mr. Riv
era, who had accepted a d'aft for the
amount of $100 upon the New york Her
aid. He telegraphed immediately to the
Herald and received the reply that Ray
mond had no money due him at that office
and that such pretense was a swindle.
Raymond was arrested by detectives
Gaster and McDonogh, and it has since
transpired that hie swindled the Burnett
House, Cincinnati, in a like manner, out
of $125. It is difficult to conceive how
a man like Raymond, in good report with
the best journals North, and also at one
time a reporter for the London Times,
should allow himself to be led away from
the paths of rectitude.
The Coroner's inquest upon the body
of.George Hinds, resulted in the finding
that he was stabbed in th~ebdomen Jan
uary 11 by Jules Lawrence. Hinds died
on the 13th inst.
The levees and public roads are in a
very bad condition immediately below
the. line of this parish. The Assistant
State Engineer for that district says it
would take more money than the whole
levee fund now in the State treasury to
make the St. Bernard and Plaquemines
levees secure. Great uneasiness is felt,
the river being on the rise all the way
up as high as St. Paul. Some people
have already moved their beat furniture
up to the second story.
Peter Cassana, an Italian, master of
the lugger of the same name, was stabbed
in the back in a cowardly manner, Thurs
day evening, by a Sicilian, name un
known, who wasemployed in discharging
the lugger's load of potatoes. The police
believe they know the miscreant and
promise an early capture. Cassana's
wound will probably prove fatal. He is
under treatment at the Hotel Dieu.
A colored man named Rappler was
waylaid and robbed of a gold watch and
chain and $2 50 in money, Wednesday
night, by three Negro men onIRampart
street near Bienville. He reports that
one pinioned his arms, another put a gag
in his mouth while the third robbed him.
Thursday evening about 10 o'clock
Mr. Geo. Huard, while escorting a lady
home, was jumped on by two men who
attempted to rob him, at the corner of
Dumaine and Royal streets. The screams
of. the young lady brought to the spot
three young gentlemen who were also
escorting ladies home, and the roughs
escaped after battering Huard severely
andl eaudng his lady-partner to faint.
August Davis, the rapist, gave up his
life for the satisfaction of the law, on
Friday. The end was like the life: he
died firmly and desperately, like the
Sicilian brigand, with a pater noester on
his lips. Protesting his innocence and
thanking the reporters for their
courtesy, to one he gave a cigar, to
another a handkerchief, and then calling
for a drink, was offered water, but he
said be wanted whiskey; his wish was
complied with, and he gulped down a
whole tumblerful and with the usual
speech in such cases, the cap was ad
justed and the fatal leap taken. At 2:03
o'clock he was cut down and an exami
nation by the Coroner revealed the fact
that death occurred from asphyxia, the
vertebral column not having been broken.
The body was buried in Holt's Cemetery.
The Public Administrator, desiring to
obtain most of the emoluments flowing
from the administration of the Burnside
estate, applied for the removal of Oliver
Beirne as executor and asked that he be
appointed dative testamentary executor
Judge Monroe very sensibly refused the
gentle appeal, and the case has been re
moved to the U. S. Circuit Court. It is
to be hoped the application will receive
no more consideration there than the
State Courts have allowed.
A crevasse has occurred on the lower
Lafourche near Lockport. The break
was reported twenty yards wide and
hourly increasing on Sunday last. The
Governor. has sent a State Engineer to
the scene to take the matter in hand.
Grave doubts are expressed of the possi
bility of closing the breach during the
present high water.
The patrol of the Committee of Public
Safety was out in full force Saturday
night and have finally completed ar
rangements to operate to such an extent
that garroters and burglars will have
very little opportunity to ply their call
ing in future and had better take timely
notice and give this city a wide berth, as
they value their skins.
President Arthur stated the other day
to a colored Republican from the South,
in answer to certain pertinent questions
in regard to his section, that men of his
stripe had had a trial from 1868 to 1876
and had signally failed, therefore, that
whoever led to victory an opposition
movement in the South must perforce for
their pains be permitted to have a full
choice of the ticket and that those who
have failed must tail in behind.
Senator Kellogg and J. R. G. Pitkin
express the opinion that the assassin
Guiteau is insane.
A crevasse .occurred at the O'Brien
place, in Plaquemines parish, Sunday
last, immediately below the Quarantine
Station. The Governor has sent material
to close it. At last accounts it was 100
feet in width.
The Supreme Court passed finally upon
the appeals for rehearings in the De
Rancd and Alphonse cases yesterday.
The sentences of the lower court will
now be carried out.
Yours, etc., W. H. Y.
Gray hairs are honorable-but their pre
ipature appearanoe is annoying. Parker's
Hair Balsam prevents the annoyanoe by
promptly restoring the youthful color.
"Bourboami'J. is the hiano of Dem
ocracy," says the fatchitoches Vindicator,
and the Lake prpvideioce Herald indorses
the sentiment. The Morehouse Clarion
characterizes the oft-repeated and oft
broken promises of Democratic reform in
Louisiana as " Bourbon bosh," and de
clares that the people who used to
complain of Radical misrule and corrup
tion are no better satisfied with the kind
of government given them by the
Bourbon Democracy of the State.
SIn a recent address, Dr. Siemens
commended the open fire-pluco for its
sanitary advantages. Unlike radiating
stoves, it warms the walls and furniture
of a room more than the air. If the air
within a room is hotter than the walls
moisture condenses on the latter causing
mildew and fermentation, with resulting
liability to disease on the part of the
occupants of the room.
Six prisoners escaped from the Webster
parish jail by raising a joist overhead,
makidg their way through the roof and
lowering themselves to the ground by
means of blankets tied together. Two
of the fugitives voluntarily returned,
and at last accounts the Sheriff was close
on the heels pf the others.
As part of the mourning for the
Empress and co-Regent, who died in
April, the Chinese were forbidden to
shave for a month. Culprits who dis
regarded the edict were severely basti
nadoed, and had their shaven heads
painted bright blue.
To all who are suffering from the errors
and indiscretions of youth, nervous weak
ness, early decay, losseofmanhbood, &c., I
will send a recipe that will cure you, FREE
OF CIIARGE. This great remedy wasdis
covered by a missionary in South America.
Send a self-addressed envelope to the Rav.
Jose.r T. ISxAx, Station D, Ne.W York
Removed from Railroad Avenue to corner of
Chetimaches and Attakapas streets,
Opposite the Court-House,
Fresh Staple and Family Groceries, etc.,
at lowest prices.
PICKED UP on the premises of the
undersigned, in Lacroix settlement,
about four miles below Donaldeonville, a
marked on both ears. The owner is noti
fied to come forward, prove property and
pay expenses, otherwise the. animal will be
disposed of according to law.
Ascension, January 21, 1882.
MRS. I. PALMER,
Railroad Avenue, near Claiborne street,
Plain and fancy sewing of all kinds done
in best style and on reasonable terms. A
trial solicited and satisfaction guaranteed.
JOHN P. NOBCHA,
Bailroad Avenue, opposite the Poat-ofoe,
All work guaranteed and satisfaction
warranted. Prices lower than the lowest,
R. " D"NN,
Carpenter and Builder,
Crescent Place, next door to CHIEw Office,
Orders received through the Post-office
will meet with prompt attention.
State of Louisiana-Parish of Ascension
Twenty-Second Judicial District Court.
Successions of J. N. Rousseau and Ezilda
Richard, his wife.
By virtue of and acting in obedience to
an order of sale issued by the Hon.
Twenty-Second Judicial District Court,
parish of Ascension, in the matter of the
succession of J. N. Rousseau and Ezilda
Richard, his wite, to me directed, I will
offer for sale at public auction, to the last
and highest bidder, on the premises, on
Saturday, the 18th day of February, 1889,
at 11 o'clock A.M., the following described
A certain TRACT OF LAND situated in
the parish of Ascension, on the right bank
of the Mississippi river, at about one mile
above the town of Donaldsonville; measur
ing one-half arpent front on said river, by a
depth of thirteen or fourteen arpents, be
tween parallel lines, bounded above by
lands formerly belonging to Michel Rama
gasse, and now the property of Win. Harri
son, and below by lands formerly belonging
to Jean Denoune, and now the property of
Jean Surge; together with all the buildings
and improvements thereon and thereunto
belonging, being the same property acquired
by J. N. Rousseau from Michel Ramagasse.
by act before John F. Ayraud, then Recor
der of this parish, of the 15th May, 1854.
Also ONE LOT HOUSEHOLD FURNI
Terms and conditions-Cash, in U. 8.
Parish of Ascension, January 7, 1882.
P. A. JONES, Sheriff.
Proceedings of Common Council,
Town of Donaldsonville.
CouRT-HOUSE, January 5, 1882.
Mayor Israel presiding.
Members present-D. Variani, C. Kline,
slt ward; Joe. Ferrier, Jno. Ramirez, 2nd
ward ;.Henry Hether, David Ross, 3rdward.
On motion, duly seconded, the reading of
the minutes of the previous meeting was
The following reports were received and
referred, under the rules.
Donaldsonville, Jan. 5, 188I2.
To the Mayor and Trustees of the Town of
Gentlemen-I have the honor to submit to
your body the following situation of the
Treasury from December 6, to date:
Cash bal. on hand Dec. 6, '81.......$175 72
Rec'd from sources to date
(account current).............949 881
Total ..-......................$1125 6..
Cash paid as per vouchers
from No. 623 to 646 in
clusive,...................... 700 48
Balance on hand,................$425 121
N. B.-In above amount $83 701100 is ap
propriated for wells; $91 761100 for public
works and have also for special taxes of
1871, '72, '73, 74, 75 and 76, $1247 08.
V. MAURIN, Town Treasurer.
DO. .LDSONVILL3 Jan. 5, 1882.
To thp Mayor and (Couniuo Council of the
Town of Donaldsonville,
Gentlemen-1 beg to report to your honor.
able body that I sold the lease' of the Mar
ket-House for the ensuing year, and that
Messrs. B. Walker & F. Martines were the
purchasers for the sum of one thousand
twQ hundred and forty-five dollars (1245 00)
and they offer as sureties 8. Schonberg and
L. E. Bentley.
V. MAURIN, Town Treasurer.
On motion, duly seconded, the above re
port was duly received and the sureties so
Dopuldsounvifll, Jan. 5, 1882.
To the Mayor and Common Council of Don
Gentlemen-I have the honor to submit to
your honorable body the following report,
Taxes for year 1880................$6 20
S' • 1881................ 118 13
Lio'se " " 1881 ....... ....312 50
"s "a 1882,............ ..60 00
Special taxes for the years 1871, '72, '73,
'74, '75 and '76, $824 61.
E. A. RAMIREZ,
On motion, duly seconded, the above re
port was referred, under the rules.
The Finance Committee made the follow
We, the undersigned Finance Committee,
to whom was referred the bill of Leon God
obaux for building brick sidewalk, corner
Railroad Avenue and Mississippi street, on
the-day of-1880 for the sum of $283 19,
beg leave to make the following report, to
wit: Whereas, the ordinance of the town
provides when sidewalks shall be made
of Lake bricks with a brick wall
toward the ditch, the Board will reimburse
the proprietor one half of the cost tariff.
Provided, the same does not cost more than
fifty cents per square yard.
Therefore, we would recommend that Mr.
Leon Godchaux be reimbursed in the sum
of $37 08, the same being one half allowed
by law, 1335 square feet, 1481 square yards
at 25 cents per square yard.
C. KLINE, Chairman,
Mr. Variani moved to table the above re
port, which, after being duly seconded, the
vote taken was as follows: Yea-Variani,
Ramirez, Ross. Nay-Kline, Ferrier and
Hether, the Mayor voted in the affirmative.
The following proposition from Mr. Jno.
Fevrier was received:
To the Hon. the Mayor and Members of the
Common Council of the Town of Don
The undersigned begs leave to make to
your honorable body the following proposi
tion: He will, during the year 1882, obli
gate himself to keep in repair the streets
and ditches of the town, fill up any and all
holes necessary to be filled, and level the
streets; he will also obligate himself to put
up any corner or other bridge that the Com
mittee on Public Works may recommend,
provided the material with which to do so
be furnished by the town; he will obligate
himself to carry on the above work with his
own horse and cart every day in the year,
Sundays and legal holidays only excepted.
The consideration to be six hundred dol
lars per annum, payable on the first day of
each and every month, or five hundred
dollars if the town furnishes the cart and
ne iursuer uuolgases uimste 5o surnien
good and solvent security to insure the
faithful performance of all the above obli
gations, and asks of your hon. body, should
this proposition meet with your approba
tion, to appoint a committee from among
your members with full pqwer of authority
to enter into and sign such a contract as
will be necessary to carry out. fully the in
terest oftTils propositiion and serve him an
the town in a like inanner.
On motion of Mr. Hether, duly seconded,
a committee of ti.ree wauappointpd to con
for with Mr. Fevrier on li proposition, and
report at next meeting." he tote on this
resolution being atie, theMayorvoted in the
affirmative and appointed-bn said committee,
Jos. Ferrier, D. Variant and H. Hether.
On motion, duly seconded, the following
resolution, introduced by Mr. Kline, was
Resolved, That the Mayor is hereby an
thorized to issue to Mr. Leon Godchaux a
warrant on the Treasurer for the sum of
$37 081100, in full settlement for sidewalk
built by the said Leon Godchaux, corner
Railroad Avenue and Mississippi street, on
On motion of C. Kline, duly seconded, the
following resolution was adopted:
Be it Resolved, That Nicholls & Pugh,
Attorneys of the Town of Donaldsonville,
be and they are hereby authorized to settle
the case of - Morristiny, No. -- s. the
Town of Donaldsonville, now pending be
fore the Circuit Court of the United States
for the District of Louisiana, in the same
manner and the same terms as the decree
and decision of the Supreme Court of Lon
isiana in the matter of Justilien Oubre vs.
the Town of Donaldsonville, reported in 83
A p-. Said Attorneys are hereby author
ized to consent to the entry up in said Cir
cuit Court in said case a decree and judg
ment precisely similar to the decree ren
dered in said case of Oubre es. the Town of
Donaldsonville 33 A p-.
The following communication was re
ceived and on motion, duly seconded, and re
ferred to the Committee on Public Works:
DONALDBONVILLI, LA., Jan. 3, 1882.
To the Members of the Town Council ;
Gentlemen-At the request of a great
many persons-citizens of the town-who
consider the present appearance of the
Market-House an eye-sore, I tender the fol
lowing bid for its painting: I will paint the
brick work outside and inside, brick red,
with stripes; paint the blinds green, lattice
work-color to be designated by you-and
in fact deliver the work to you in first-class
order, for the sum of two hundred and
fifty dollars. Knowing the present state
of the treasury, I agree to take notes from
you payable monthly, of whatever amount
you may consider best. I shall use nothing
but first-class material. Your notes bearing
no interest. Respectfully,
GINGRY, The Painter.
On motion, duly seconded, the following
resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That the action of the Mayor in
appointing three Deputy Constables to serve
for the term of twenty days, be approved
and that they be and are hereby allowed
the sum of$l per day for such services.
On motion, duly seconded, the bill of P.
Ganel was referred to the Finance Commit
tee and they to have full power to act.
It was moved and duly seconded, thatthe
Secretary pro tem. be paid the sum of $3,
and that said amount be deducted from the
salary of the Secretary.
Mr. Kline offered the following resolution
which on motion, duly seconded, was
Be it resolved. That Mr. Jos. Ferrier be al
lowed a receipt -in full for rent due this
town to date, m payment of valuable ser
vices rendered this town as chairman of the
Committee on Public Works.
The following bills were approved and
ordered paid: Eliza Antoine, $15 00; Joe.
Ferrier, 600; James Jones, 450; J. B. Van
degriff, $10; J. E. Duffel, $2.
On motion, duly seconded, the Council
Attest: V. MAURIN, Sea. pro tem.
IN the third ward of Ascension perish on
January 4, 1882, a COAT containing cer
tain papers. The owner can obtain said
articles by proving property, eomrpensating
the finder and paying Fort of this advertise
ment. If not claimed within thirty days
from date, the artioles will be disposed o;
according to law.
P$rish of Asbcension, Jan. 7, 1882.
W. E. DAVIS,
Justice of the Peace, third ward.
a now in operation, prepared to 511 ordm e
ALL KINDS OF
rn short notice and at more advastageesS
tormne than can be offered elsewhere.
With improved machinery and ample
facilities, this mill will challenge competl
tion in quantity, quality and cheapness of its
work. Those who patronize it once will set
fail to reoognise the superiority of its ad.
vantages. FELIX LEBLANO,
L U M B lEr
OF ALL KINDS
On Hand and Sawed to Orders.
Orders executed on shortest notice
Eneourage bome enterprise. Try the work
and prices of the Picayune Mill before going
Address all communications to
P. O. Box 54. Donaldeonville. La.
Sthe Members of the Polie Jr of k
Parish of Ascension.
PLEASE take noties that the Police Jury
will meet in adjornned regularsesslon em
Tuesday. the 24th inet, at 10 o'clock A. .
Donaldsonville, Jan. 6. 1882.
r. PROSPER LANDRY,
Levees and High W ater;
Proelamation by the Governor.
EXICUTrIY DIAaTmawr, )
STATe or LOUIsIAiA,
New Orleans, January 6, 1882.
WaRExAs, under the provisions of section
10 of Act No. 33, session of 1879, and section
1 of Act No. 88, session of 1880, the I'clice
Juries of the several parishes of this 8tate
are invested with the management and con
trol of all. completed public levees of this
State and other public works which may
require public care for penoeetion and pw
Whereas, the seaenn of probable high
water is at hand.; and
Whereas, without such care and prote
tion of the public levees by the parochiaL
authorities, aided by the active eo-operation
of all good citizens,. there oan be no security
from disastroub inundation in case of floods
Now, therefore, I, SAMUEL D. Mo-.
HNERY, Governor of Louisiana, have
thought proper to issue this, my proclama
tion, calling the attention of the local anar
thorities in the parishes where public levees
exist, to the necessity of providing suek
protection and preservation without delay.
And to this end I urge said parochwl;
authorities to immediately close all nuD
licensed rice-flumes, roadways or othel.
dangerous cuts in the levees; to repair and
restore all needed revetments and fascinirg
of levees: to stop all cray-fish holes and,
other leaks in the levees, and to repair all
damages caused by the rooting of hogs, the
washing of water and the abrasion of drift
And I futhermore appeal to all good citi
zens to exercise constant vigilance for the
security of levees in their neighborheod,
and to aid parochial authorities in the dis
chrge of their duties relative to the care
and protection of the public levees of the
Witness my signature and the seal of the
State of Louisiana the day and year above
S. D. McENERY, Governor.
By the Governor:
WILL. A. ST OaoO,
Secretary of State.
State of Louisiana-Twenty-Second Judicial
District Court-Parish of Ascension.
In the matter of Estelle Joseph, wibh e
Gottschalk Feltel, vs. No. 163,
THIS CASE having been regularly put
at issue, was, on motion of counsel for
plaintiff, taken up for trial pursuant to as,
signment. The plaintiff sues the defendant,
her' husband, for a separation of property
and a dissolution of the community of as
quets and gains on the ground of embar
rassment in his business affairs.
Plaintiff having adduced full proof of her
demand, 'by reason, therefore, of the law
and the evidence being in favor of plaintif
Estelle Joseph, wife of Gottachalk Jeitel,
and against the defendant, th. said G. Feitel,
her husband, It is therefbre ordered, ad
judged and decreed that plaintiff be and shT
is hereby separated in property from her
said husband, that the community of so
queta and gains existing between them be
and the same is hereby dissolved and that
plaintiff do have the full and separate ad
nministra0 of her'paraphernal property.
It is f4her ordered that the defendant
pay all costs of this suit.
Thus rendered, read and signed in open
court, at the parish of Ascension, this
twenty-third day of December. 1881.
-(Signed) JNO. A. OHEEVERS,
Filed December 23, 1881.
(SignedJ W. W. BUFOIRD,
Dept. Clerk of Op.nt.
A true copy: L1. E. ENTLE,