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Address: The Chief. Donaldsonville, La.
Lodge and Association
Donaldsonville Lodge No. 2639
Knights of Honor.
MEETS first and third Tuesdays of each
month, at 8 p. m., in Masonic Temple,
Railroad avenue. Life insurance of $2000 at
actualcost. Lodge dues only $1 per quarter.
Dr. Paul T. Thibodanu, sitting past dictator;
John H. Scbaff, dictator; Wmn. C. Hazlip, as
sistant dictator; Dr. T. H. Hanson, medical
examiner; Jacob Blum, treasurer; J. E. Blum,
financial reporter; Fred Landry, reporter. Ad
dress, Donaldsonville, La.
Kenneth Lodge, No. 41,
Knights of Pythiah
CONVENES in Masonic Temple the second
and fourth Thursday evenings of each
;nonth at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially
welcomed. Sick benefits, funeral tax and all the
fraternal features. Members have option of
joining endowment or insurance rank. Chan
cellor Commander. Dr. D. C. B'umfield: Vice
Chancellor Commander, E. Langbecker: Master
of Work, Wm. A. Terrio; Prelate, Fred. Landry;
Keeper rf Records and Seal, J. E. Blum; Mas
ter of Finance, Wm. Pforzheimer; Master bf
Exchequer, Jacob Blum.
Lee Lodge No. 6, Ancient Or
der of United Workmen.
M ERTS second and fourth Tuesdays of each
month at 8 p. m., in Masonic Temple,Rail
road avenue. Largest beneficiary fraternal or
lar in the world. Life insurance of 32000 at
owest possible cost. Entire expense of initia
tion, including proposition fee, medical exam
inition and beneficiary certificate, only $5.
Past master workman. Walter Lemann; Alas
ter workman, E. D. Melancon; Foreman, A. 0
Whidden; Overseer, Charles Langbecker: Re
ceiver, W. J. LeBlanc; Recorder, Jno. F.Terrio;
Financier E. Langbecker- Medical examiners,
Dra. E. i. Sims and P. 1'. Thibodaux. Post
office address Box 159. Donaldsonville. La.
The director of the mint purchased
600,000 ounces of silver for coinage at
the New Orleans, Denver and Phila
The Standard Oil Company is re
ported to have established subsidiary
companies in London, Paris and other
Why do you scratch? Royaline Tetter Oint
went will stop that itchinugor your money back.
Dr. James Donaldson, a member of
the faculty of St. Andrew's University,
Scotland, has endorsed the new sys
tem of simplified spellng.
The neJro battalion implicated in
the recent I%,ce disturbance at Browns
ville, Texas! will be dishonorably dis
charged if the names of the guilty
soldiers are not revealed.
The Mississippi state board of edu
cation ruled that Italian children are
entitled to attend white schools, and
that the board. had no authority to
establish separate schools for them.
To Stop Chills in One Day
Take Royaline Chill Cure. Money back if it
fails. Good to take. Great tonic. 50 cents.
For sale by F. L. Trepagnier, J. J. Leche and
Edmond Richard, druggists.
The Louislana railroad commission
imposed a fine on the Louisiana and
Northwestern Railway for failure to
provide separate accommodatioi's for
whites and blacks in the station at
It is alleged that peonage is exten
sively practiced in southern Florida
and portions of Alabama, and the
department of justice will. send an as
sistant attorney general to make an
They All Do It.
Try one bottle of Royaline Oil, the great anti
septic, and you will then use nothing else.
That's the way they all do. Why? Simply be
cause it gives the best value for the money. It
is stronger than the others. If you want it
weak like them, add water to suit and save
your money. Pleasant as a perfume. Strong
to ease pain. ('lean and perfect. 10.25 and 50c.
For sale by F. L. Tiepegnicr, J. J. Leche and
The federal grand jury at Jackson,
Tenn., returned a 500,000-word indict
ment against the Standard Oil Com
pany containing 1524 counts, and if
maximum fines are imposed the total
will amount to more than $30,000,000.
Don't have a falling out with
your hair. It might leise you!I
Then what? That would mean
thin, scraggly, unex-er, rough
hair. Keep your hair at home!
Fasten it tightly to your scalp!
You can easilydo it with Ayer's
Hair Vigor. It is somethiing t.
more than a simple hfiir dfess
inr. It is a hair medicine, a
hair tonic, a hair food.
The best kind of a testimonia-c
"Sold for ovar aLy. yoetrs."
Madewb ~.Aello. ,oHn ass.
Continued from First Page.
the second Cleveland administration,
the most disastrous in the history of
the nation, the Republican party was
called upon to succeed the Democratic
party at the helm of state. Never be
fore in the history of the United States
was business so depressed. The public
treasury was empty; private enterprise
was dead; banks were closed, factories
had shut down; workingmen were idle,
and the tramp of the army of unem
ployed was heard marching to Wash
ington to demand the expenditure of
public monies-of which there was
none-upon the public roads in order
that men might earn bread and meat
for their families. The leaders on
both sides agreed that prosperty was
the issue, and Democrats of national
reputation declared that the party that
brought back prosperity would be
given a vote of confidence by the
In the campaign of 1896 the Republi
can party was successful. McKinley
was elected and following up his de
clared intention to reopen the factories
of the country instead of its mints, an
eraof unprecedented prosperity immedi
ately began and has continued to the
present day. McKinley received his
vote of confidence in 1900, and Roose
velt, his successor, received his vote
of confidence in 1904, the most magni
ficent ever accorded to any candidate
for the presidency.
The record of the achievements of the
Republican party and of the presidents
it has furnished to the nation is only
surpassed by the party's effort to keep
its promises to the people and to
deserve their confidence. The last
congress passed the bill regulating
railroad rates, the pure food and meat
inspection bills, the free alcohol bill
for the use of manufacturers,theem ploy
ers' liability statute, a bill fixing the
type of the Panama Canal and a law
limiting the immunity of witnesses in
criminal cases to more certainly puo
ish violations of the anti-trust laws.
While the legislative branch of the
government was active in securing to
the people needed reforms, the execu
tive was equally active inbringing about
peace between warring nations, of pros
ecuting and convicting violators the
anti-trust laws, expelling grafters from
the public service and convicting them
in the courts of the land, relieving our
own state and the south generally in
time of epidemic, ending the revolution
in Cuba, yet preserving the integrity
of the island and republic, and, finally
in establishing this government firmly
in its position of exemplar for the na
tions of the world.
Prosperity and its continuance, and
the continuance of a strong, virile,
honest administration at Washington,
are still the issues before the people,
and there can be no doubt that in the
approaching congres~ional election, as
well as in the presidential election of
1908, the people will renew the commis
siob of the Republican party. Will
the state of Louisiana, which needs
the application of the principles of our
party as much as does any state in the
Union, if not more so than any other,
refuse to join her sister states in re
taining the Republican party in power?
There can be and there is no denial of
the assertion that Louisiana needs the
principles of the Republican party and
is opposed to those of the Democratic
party. Our representatives in con
gress, elected as Democrats, furnish
ample proof of this statement by vot
ing with the Republicans on all meas
ures; and when they are taunted with
this fact by their Democratic col
leagues, their excuse is that they must
rise above their party to save their
constituents. In Lbe recent campaign
for the Democratic nomination in this
district, it was repeatedly urged in the
interest of Col. Sam Robertson that
he was the ranking Democratic mem
ber of the ways and means committee
and would become chairman of that
important committee in the event that,
the Democrats controlled the house of
representatives during his tenure of
office. As a matter of fact, Col. Rob
ertson and the entire Louisiana dele
gation as well have been repeatedly
read out of the Democratic party at
Washington because of their sympathy
with and votes for Republican meas
ures. Even had the Democrats cap
tured the house, Col. Robert
son could never have hoped to be
come chairman of his committee; and
the same thing applies to other mem
bers of the delegation occupying-posi
tions on important committees.
If these committee places are so
important, as all concede they are, is
it not manifestly to the interest of the
people of Louisiana to send represent
atives to congress who can hold places
on and wield influence in these com
mittees at all times-not alone during
the far separated periods of brief
Democratic ascendency, when their
positions and influence would prob
ably be lost because of sympathy with
the principles and policies of the
In this connection, however, I must
not do my distinguished opponent an
injustice. He has never been to con
gress, and he has never bad an oppor
tunityto vote forRepublican measures
Nor has his party adopted a platform
for his candidacy. Nor has he fa
vored the people of his district with
his views upan any subject other than
the lack of record of Col. Robertson.
It may be that he will prove to be the
exception to the rule, and if elected to
congress that he will support Demo
cratic measures-free trade, free silver
and so forth. The voters must take
him on faith, for his party has failed 1
to speak for him, and he has failed to
speak for himself.
I had occasion last summer to tra- 1
vel all through the lake states and
to some extent in the east in the in
terest of cypress lumber, and I noted <
that a strong cry has already gone i
up from those sections for free Cana- I
dian pine. This would mean a loss to c
our lumber men of from $20 to $30 per c
carload. On a plant sawing 50,000 feet c
it would mean a loss of $100 daily, or,
say, $30,000 yearly, a loss greater than t
the actual value of su.h a plant.
We are informed by the press that t
eastern capitalists are invading the c
parish of Washington in the sixth con- t
gressional district and have founded t
Bogalusa, soon to be the most popu
lous, modern, up-to-date city in the
district. These people are erecting a
sawmill, the magnitude of which can
be imagined from the statement that
the plant is to be a mile in length, will
saw 600,000 feet of lumber a day, and
is to be the largest saw mill in the
world. Sufficient pine lands have been
secured to keep this immense plant in
operation forty years. It is estimated
that Bogalusa within a year's time
will have apopulation of 10,000 souls
the employees of the lumber company
and their families. Remove the present
tariff on lumber and you decrease the
earning capacity of this proposed
plant approximately three hundred
and sixty thousand dollars per annum
-fourteen millions, four hundred
thousand dollars for the time to be
consumed in clearing the company's
holdings. Under such a prospect
Bogalusa would die a-borning, two
thousand homes with every con
venience, to be rented for the accom
modation of 10,000 people at an income
to the company of four per cent, would
not be built, and instead of the buzz
of the saw, the stately mill and the
beautiful city, the primeval forest
I have spoken of the lumber busi
ness because, being a lumberman, I
am more familiar with conditions
affecting that industry, but the illus
tration applies as well to all the other
leading industries of our district and
state. I recall that during the second
Cleveland administration my parish,
Iberville, had one bank within its con
fines with a capital stock and surplus
of $64,000 and deposits of about the
same amount. Today there are five
banks in Iberville parish with a com
bined capital and surplus amounting
to $300,000 and with deposits at this,
the tightest season of the year, of over
half a million dollars. These banks
are lending money at reasonable rates
to many hn~mess enterprises, half a
hundred o! % bich would be wiped out
if the troub.uus times of 1893 should
What has been said for the, lumber
man and the banker and the borrower,
applies to the sugar and rice planter;
to the cotton planter, who gets the
benefit of the protection on manufac
tured cotton goods; to the farmer,
who has seen his farm double in value
and has enjoyed a ready market for
anything he could grow; to the la
borer, who has seen a premium placed
upon his daily toil; to the producer
of wealth in any and every form. In
this last category no state or section
of the Union stands ahead of Louisi
ana, where the soil is admirably
adapted to varied and high-class
products, and where a thrifty and in
dustrious people have made every
effort to get the utmost out of mother
Protection to American industries is
the cardinal principle of the Republi
can party, the principle in which our
state probably has the greatest inter
est. There is yet another principle of
the Republican party which goes hand
in hand with the principle of pro
tection, and that is internal improve
ments. Our people have never come
to a full realization of the importance
of internal improvements because we
have never been adequately repre
sented at Washington, yet we are as
much interested in this principle as
we are in protection.
d To argue that the Democratic party
is in favor of internal improvements
' is to argue a political paradox. The
' Democratic party declares for a tariff
, for revenue only, to meet the necessary
e running expense of the government.
s Internal improvements have no place
in the scheme of such an administra
' tion of national affairs. The Repub
lican party, on the contrary, declares
l for a high tariff-protection to indus
tries and plenty of revenue-this
r revenue, after meeting the expense of
r government economically adminis
e tered, to be distributed through the
country in the shape of internal im
In pursuance of this policy the Re
" publican party is engaged in improv
f ing the waterways of the country, re
B claiming the arid lands of the west
and building the Panama Canal. Lou
isiana has not received her share in
0 this distribution of surplus revenue
- for the simple reason that it is im
2 possible under our party system for
Democrats to secure from a Republi
can congress for Democratic constit
uents what Republicans have to fight
a so hard to get for Republican constit
t This subject affects not only the im
provements to the Mississippi river
r and other streams and waterways of
3 Louisiana, but applies likewise to the
s levees of the Mississippi river. Con
a sidering the fact that our people have
t been returning Democrats to congress
- for years, thereby expressly declaring
5 against internal improvements, the
t Republican party has been most lib
t eral in assisting in building levees.
f But this is not sufficient: it is as much
f the duty of the national government
- to assume the complete control and
- expense of levee building, thereby
t protecting the fertile lands of the val
t ley, as it is the government's duty to
r reclaim the arid lands of the west.
The Republican party is the party
- of capacity and has the means for large
enterprises, such as he building of
the levees of the Mississippi river.
President Roosevelt has declared his
sympathy for the proposition, and
other big men in the party have done
as much. It is my deliberate opinion
that if we sent Republicans to congress
and thereby attested our belief in the
principle of internal improvements,
by hard work and close application to
the subject, our Republican represent
ative could convince his colleagues
of the Republican majority that the
national government should take over
control of the levees forming the vast
Mississippi river protective system.
Consider our levee tax in Louisiana
and what a burden it means to our
people. Measure, if possible, the re
lief that would come to us if the gov
ernment assumed this burden, thereby
placing it on the whole country, where
it properly belongs. In such a contin
gency the tax the people of this state
pay through the tariff would be like
bread cast upon the waters, returned
a hundred fold In protection to our in
dustries, the building of our levees
and the improvement of our streams
While we address ourselves to the
issues of this immediate campaign,
we must not lose sight of those practi
cal matters that affect the welfare of
the Republican party of Louisiana. To
a citizen of some other state, it may
sound incredible, but It is nevertheless I
true, that the great Republican pa-ty,
the glory and achievements of which
I have briefly recounted, has practi
cally been legislated out of existence
in Louisina, Laws have been passed
by the Democratic party that are un
constitutional, unjust and violative of
every sense of decency. Control not
only of elections, but actually of the
party nominations of the opposition,
hrave been placed in the hands of par
tisan Democratic boards, without even
the right of appeal to Democratic
courts. Today the situation is such in
this state that in a national eledtion
the party which controls the presidency,
the congress and the supreme court of
the United States can only nominate
its candidates by the courtesy of Dem
ocrats: and after their nomination,
these candidates have no voice in the
appointment of commissioners, the
count and return of votes, nor the
promulgation of reviews of such re
A halt must be called somewhere,
and I believe the time is opportune to
call a halt. There is one right left un
der the law-the right of a secret bal
lot. The law provides for a voting
booth for every precinct and for every
100 voters. These booths must be
three feet square, six feet high andl
with four sides enclosed, one to open
as a door extending within two feet of
the floor. These booths must be at
least six feet from the ground rail of
the enclosure from which the public is
excluded. I enjoin upon my friends
and party associates throughout the
district to see that this provision of
the law is strictly complied with. I
request that any violation of this pro
vision and of the absolute secrecy of
the ballot be reported to me, and I
promise to use every legitimate effort
to have the vote of any polling place
thrown out where such violations of
the law occur, whether such action af
fects me or my opponent.
I believe that the people of my state
are honest and that the time has come
when they, regardless of politics, will
declare for an equal division of the
election machinery between the two
great political parties of the country
and for the right of said parties to
make nominations and regulate their
party affairs without let or hindrance
from partisan boards. When such a
condition is brought about we will
have clean politics and the rule of the
majority honestly ascertained. To
secure these reforms the Republican
party must buckle on its armor, and
if redress is denied elsewhere, it must
knock at the door of the congress of
the United States.
Yours very truly,
Proceedings of the Police Jury
Parish of Ascension.
Donaldsonville, La., Sept. 12, 1906.
The police jury of Ascension parish met this
day in regular session, at the courthouse, and
was called to order at 12:10 p. in. Present-LI.
B. Reuss, president, first ward; George Berge
ron, secondward;Sidonius Goette, third ward;
Albert Esueault, fourth ward; L. W. Armit
age, fifth ward; J. CV. Klos, sixth ward; M.I
G. Sevario, seventh ward; R. Prosper Landry,
clerk. Absent-J. T. King, eighth ward.
The following ordinance was read and
adopted by sections:
To levy, collect and enforce payment of an
annual parish license tax in the parish of
Ascension upon all persons, association of
persons and corporations pursuing any
trade, profession, vocation, calling or busi
ness, except those who are expressly exempt
from such tax by the state constitution.
Section 1.-Be it ordained by the police jury
of the parish of Ascension, That there is hereby
levied an annual parish license tax for said
parish for the year 1907 and each subsequent
year upon each person, association of persons
and corporations pursuing any trade, pro
fession. vocation, calling or business in said
parish of Ascension, except those who are ex
pressly exempt from such tax by the state
Section 2.-Be it further ordained, That on
the second day of January, 1907 and each sub
sequent year, the parish tax collector shall
begin to collect and shall collect as fast as pos
sible from each of the persons, association of
persons and corporations pursuing in the year
19:7 and each subsequent year, within said
parish, any trade, profession, vocation, calling
or business, a parish license tax as hereinafter
graduated. All parish licenses shall be due
and collectable on or before the first day of
March. 1907, and each subsequent year, and all
unpaid licenses shall become delinquent on
that date, and all persons, etc., who commence
business after that date shall become delin
quent unless the parish license is paid within
Paragraph 1.-That for carrying on each bus
iness of manufacturing not expressly exempted
by the constitution, the license shall be based
on gross annual receipts of such business as
First class-When said receipts are $50,000 or
more, the license shall be $35.
Second class-When said receipts are $10,000
or more and less than $50,000, the license shall
Third class- When said receipts are $30,000 or
more and less than $40,000, the license shall
Fourth class-When said receipts are $25,000
or more and less than $30,000, the license shall
Fifth class-When said receipts are less than
$25,000, the license shall be $15.
Provided, nothing herein shall be construed
to apply to the business of grinding meal, gin
ning cotton or making sugar by any farmer or
BANKING HOUSES OR AGENCIES.
Paragraph 2.-Thiat for each business of carry
ing on a bank, banking company. association,
corporation or agency, the license shall be
based on the declared or nominal capital and
surplus, whether said capital is owned or in
use, or on deposit in the parish or elsewhere, as
First class-When said capital and surplus is
$100,000 or more, the license shall be $150.
Second class-When said capital and surplus
is $50,0t0 or more and less than $100,000, the
license shall be $75.
Third class-When said capital and surplus is
less than $50,000, the license shall be $50.
The declared or nominal capital and surplus
as provided in this paragraph shall be ascer
tained and based upon the annual statement
made in pursuance of existing laws.
FACTORAGE. COMMISSION AND BROKERAGE.
Paragraph 3.-That for carrying on the busi
ness pursuits known as cotton factorage and
commission business, sugar factorage, grain
and produce commission houses, or any other
factorage or commission business, brokerage in
money. stocks, bonds, real estate, produce,
sugar, cotton or any other brokerage business.
whether buying or selling, for actual spot or
future delivery, where the intention of the
parties is to make an honest and bona fide de
livery, the license shall be based on the gross
annual commissions and brokerage on sales
and purchases, as follows:
First class-When the gross annual commis
sions exceed $5,000, the license shall be $50.
Second class-When the gross annual com
missions are $5,000 or less, the license shall
SELLING AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
Paragraph 4-That for every wholesale mer
cantile business, whether as principal, agent
on commission, by auction, representing for
eign n erchants or otherwise. the license shall
be based on the gross annual amount of sales,
First class-When gross sales are $500,000 or
more the license shall be $150.
Second class-When gross sales are $250,000 or
more and less than $500,t0O, the license shall
Third class-When gross sales are less than
$250,010, the license shall be $50.
No person or persons shall be deemed whole
sale dealers unless he or they sell by the origi
nal or unbroken package or barrel only, or to
dealers for resale. It they sell in less quantities
than original and unbroken packages, or
barrels, they shall be considered retail dealers
and pay license as such.
Paragraph 5.-That for every business of tell
ing at retail, whether as principal, agent or on
commission, or otherwise, the license shall be.
based on the gross annual amount of sales, as
First class-When gross sales are $200,000 or
more, the license shall be $150.
Second class-When gross sales are $100,000 or
more and under $200,000, the license shall be
Third class-When gross sales are $50.000 or
more and under $100,000, the license shall be
Fourth class-When gross sales are $25,000 or
more and under $50,000, the license shall be $20.
Fifth class-When gross sales are $20,000 or
more and under $25,300, the license shall be $15.
Sixth class-When gross sales are $15,000
or more and under $20,000, the license shall be
Seventh class-When gross sales are $10,000
or more and under $15,100, the license shall
Eighth class-When gross sales are under
$10,000, the license shall be $3.
Provided, that if any distilled, vinous, malt
or other kind of mixed liquors be sold in con
nection with the business of retail merchant, t
grocer, restaurant, oyster house, confectionery
orsdruggist, in less quantities than five gallons, i
the license for su:b additional business shall
be as provided, for in paragraph 11 of this
ordinance; provided farther, that no license E
shall issue to sell liquors in less quantities
than five gallons for iess tha, $500.
Provided, further, that if drug stores, soda
fountains or other aerated water dealers offer
for sale in connection with such waters any c
vinous, spiritous or alcoholic liquors, such r
drug stores, soda water fountains or dealers 1i
shall be required to take out a license as retail t
liquor dealers, as provided in paragraph 11 of
Provided, that farmers or planters having
stores situated on their plantations or farms
and selling or advancing supplies to their em
ployees exclusively, shall not be classed as
merchants nor shall they be required to take
out a license under this paragraph.but they will
be subject to a license as retail liquor dealers,
as here it provided if they sell any vinous,
spiritous or alcoholic liquors.
Paragraph 6.-That each and every insurance
company, society, association, corporation or
other organization or firnt or individual, doing
and conducting an insurance business of any
kind, life, fire, marine, river, accident or
other, in this parish, whether said company,
society, association, corporation, or other or
ganization or firm, or individual, is located or
domiciled here or operating here through a
branch department, resident board, local office,
firm, company, corporation, or agency of any
kind whatsoever, h hall pay a separate and
distinct license on said business for each cons
pany represented, and said license shall be
based on the gross annual amount of premiums
on all risks located within the parish, as
First class-When said premiums are $20,0:0
or more, the license shall be $73.
Second class- When said premiums are $10.
000 or more and less than $20,000, the license
shall be $30.
Third class-When said premiums are less
than $10,000, the license shall be $15.
That each and every fire, marine and river
insurance guarantee, surety or indemnity com
pany, society, association, corporation, or
other organization, or firm, or individual,
doing or conducting a fire, marine or river
guarantee, surety or indemnity business of any
kind in this parish, or any other insurance not
otherwise provided for, whether such company,
society, association, corporation, or other
organization, or firm, or individual. is located
or domiciled here, or operating here through a
branch department, resident board, local office,
firm, company, corporation or agency of any
kind whatsoever, shall pay a separate and
distinct license on said business for each com
pany represented, and said license shall be
based on the gross annual amounts of pre
miums on all risks located within the parish,
First class-When said premiums are $15,020
or more, the license shall be $30.
Second class-When said premiums are less
than $15,000, the license shall be $15.
Provided, plate glass and steam boiler in
spection insurance shall pay only one-third of
the above rates.
Provided, that nothing herein contained
shall apply to any secret or fraternal societies
or associations organized solely for benevolent
and charitable purposes, whether the same be
or be not domiciled in this parish.
TELEGRAPH, TELEPHONE AND EXPRESS.
Paragraph 7.-That for carrying on each
business of telegraphing, telephoning, express
company or agency, the license shall be based
on the gross annual receipts of each person,
association of persons, business, firm or cor.
poration engaged in said business, as follows;
First class-When said receipts are $15,000 or
more, the license shall be $20.
Second class-When said receipts are less
than $15,100, the license shall be $10.
Paragraph 8.-That for every business of
keeping a theatre, opera house, amphi-thearte
or academy of music, the license shall be based
upon the quantity of space devoted for specta
tors, to be calculated by the number of seats
or ordinary space for seats, as follows:
First class-When the number of seats or
spaces exceeds one thousand, the license shall
Second class-When the number of seats or
spaces is less than one thousand, the license
shall be $25.
That no museum, managerie, circus or other
traveling show shall be permitted to make
exhibitions within this parish unless they have
first paid a license based on the number of
attaches, whether proprietors, performers or
other employers, as follows:
First class-When the number of said persons
is fifty or more, the license shall be $100.
Second class-When the number of said
persons is twenty-five or more and less than
fifty, the license shall be $75.
Third class-When the number of said per
sons is less than twenty-five, the license shall
yj PEDDLERS AND HAWKERS.
It Paragraph 9.-That each and every peddledobr
o hawker shall pay an annual license graded as
d When traveling on foot, $50; when traveling
- on horseback, $60; when traveling in two horse
e vehicle, $100; when traveling in one horse
vehicle, $715; when traveling on any kind of
n water craft, $200; and
l Provided further, that no person shall be
II allowed to sell goods as the clerk or clerks of
a peddler or hawker, but that he or they must
i pay a license in his or their own name, but
r that this proviso shall not apply to water
d craft; ahd
g Provided further, that all parochialormunic
r ipal executive officers are hereby empowered
e and directed to cause all pedolers or hawkers
f to exhibit their state licenses, and the said
I1 peddler or hawker failing to exhibit the same,
n the said officers are directed and empowered by
e this ordinance to seize said stock or merchan
t- dise and turn same over to any court of com
a petent jurisdiction, with due information as
to the violation of this act.
Provided further, that said executive officer
shall be entitled to receive as fees the sum of
d ten dollars in each and every case from any
d peddler or hawker, clerk or clerks employed
a by the said peddler or hawker, when peddling
without a license in violation of this law; the
r same amount of ten dollars to be recovered
before any court of competent jurisdiction out
0 of the goods so seized.
I Provided further, that no license shall be
issued to any peddler or hawker for less than
r the full rate for the current year.
SUSTENANCE, REFRESHMENT AND LODGING.
0 Paragraph 10.-That for every business of
I keeping a hotel or boarding house where lodg
ing and eating are combined, the license shall
I be based on the number of furnished lodging
rooms for guests, as follows:
I First class-When said rooms are in number
. thirty or more, the license shall be $30.
r Second class-When said rooms are in nun-.
ber fifteen or more and less than thirty, the
license shall be $20.
Third class-When the rooms are in number
twelve or more and less than fifteen, the license
a shall be $15.
1 Fourth class-When said rooms are in num
ber nine or more and less than twelve, the
s license shall be $12.
Fifth class-When said rooms are in number
six or more and less than nine, the license shall
Provided, that the boarding house pay fifty
(50) per cent. of the rates of hotels and
Provided, that no person who keeps a board
ing house in connection with schools or colleges
for the accommodation of students and em
ployees thereof, shall pay any license as Ioard
ing house keeper, and that no license shall be
required when the number of said rooms is less
than provided for in class five.
For every business of lodging alone, the
license shall be estimated on the same basis
as fir hotels and boarding houses, but gradu
ated at one-half the above rates.
BARROOMS, BILLARD TABLES, ETC.
Paragraph 11.-That for every business of
keeping a barroom, cabaret, coffee-house, cafe,
beer saloon, grog shop, beer house, beer gar
den, liquor exchange, drinking saloon or other
place where anything to be drunk or eaten on
f be premises is sold, directly or indirectly, the
license shall be based on the annual gross re
ceipts of said business, as follows:
First class-W ben said receipts are $7500 or
more, the license shall be $1000.
Second class-When said receipts are $5000
or more and less than $7500, the license shall be
Third class-When said receipts are less than
$5000, the license shall be $500.
Provided, no license shall be charged for
selling refreshments for charitable purposes;
provided, further, that no establishment sell
ing or giving away or otherwise disposing of
any spirits, wines, alcoholic or malt liquors in
less quantities than five galions shall pay less
When any kind of business provided for in
this paragraph shall be combined with any
other business provided for herein, the same
ciassification shall be made as prescribed in
this paragraph; but the price- for the licenses
shall be equal to the license requisite for each
That for the business of keeping billard
tables, pigeon-hole, Jenny Lind, pool or bags
tells or ten-pin alleys, a license of $2.50 for each
table or alley shall be paid, in addition to any
other license due by the establishment in
which-said tables or alleys may be situated..
Provided, that no license shall issue for less
than one year to carry on the business, trades .
and occupations mentioned in paragraph five
-and eleven. -' r
Mrf Klos m? vad, iid wai secondedby Mr. Se- F
vario, that the minimum liquor license be fixed r
Mr. Goette moved that the minimum be fixed' C
at $250, , h motion was seconded by Mr, rmf
tage, and when out to a vote, resulted as fo:- t
lows: Yeas-Goette, Armitage-2. -ays-neuss, n
cergeron. , sneault, Klos, Sevario-5. h
Roll call on Mr. Klos motion resulted as fol. -
lows: Yeas-Reuss, Bergeron, Esneault, Klos, I
Sevario-5. Nays-Goette, Armitage-2.
SODA WATER, CONFECTIONS, ETC.
Paragraph 12.-That all persons, association c
of persons or business firms and corporations a
engaged in the sale of soda water, mead, con- s
fections, cakes, etc.. exclusively, shall be rated u
First class-When the gross sales are $3000 or I
more, the license shall be $15. 1
-econd class-When the gross sales are less
than $3000 and more than $2000, the license i
shall be $10.
Third class-When the gross sales are less Ii
than $2000, the license shall be $5.
This paragraph shall not apply to places do- tl
ing the business herein named where alcoholic, p
viious or melt liquors are sold. N
Druggists. etc., selling soda water, mean, b
etc.. shall be required to take out a license ci
unaer this paragraph. W
PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL OCCUPATION. c1
Paragraph 13.-That for every individual or tl
company carrying on the professional or busi- ti
ness agency for steamboats, draying. trucking, st
keeping cabs, carrisges, hacks or horses to at
hire, undertakers, carriers or lessees of toll a<
The Texas Fuel Oil Co., Ltd.
Okiice-=1107 Hibernia Sank Building
Teiephone-=Main, No. 1393
New Orleans, Louisiana
Special Facilities for Suvpiying Fuel Oil in Any
Desired Quantity cy Rail or Water.
Inquiries as to Use c: Oil, Cost of Installation,
Etc., Answ~erd with Pleasure.
lHorses and Mules
I ." Blue Grass Stables *.
Ed. C. Wathen, Proprietor
Why Use Muddy River Water
When you can have it
Clear, Clean and Pure for
Drinking, Cooking and Bathing
By putting in a
Over 1200 in use in Louisiana.
Positively the best on the market. E
C. C. Hartwell Company, Ltd. g
213 Baronne St., New Orleans
.s bridges and ferries, master builders, stevedores,
bill posters and tackers, contractors and me
ir chanics who employ assistance, the license
of shall be graduated into three classes, as follows:
y First class-When the gross annual receipts
d are $5000 or more, the license shall be $20.
g Second class-When said receipts are $2ooo
a or more and less than $" the license shall
d be lo.
.t Third class-When sai pis are less than
$2ooo, the license shall b$
e That every individual orfimdividuals carrying
a on the business orprofession of attorney at law,
physician, editor, dentist, oculist, photo
grapher, jeweler, and all other business not
herein provided for, shall be graded the same
f as above set forth, but the licenses shall be one
half of those established by this section; pro
1 vided, no license shall be issued hereunder for
4 less than $2.50.
That all traveling vendors of stoves, lightning
r rodsegd&locks, shall pay a license annually of
M fL XOUs PROViSiONS.
Section 3.-Be it ordiaed, etc., That
r wthen any two or more iness are
combined, except as helfei ovided
for, there shall be a sep ired
for each kind of busines "
Section 4.-That the anaifra s'$ceipts, capital;
sales and premiums itn this dtdinaice refe4re0
r to as a basis of license, are those for the year
for which the license is granted; the standard
for their estimation shall be prima facie those
r of the preceding year, if the business has been
conducted previously by the same parties or by
parties to whom they claim to be successors.
If the firm or company be new, the amount of
gross sales for the first two months shall be
considered the basis, and six times that amount
shall bedestimatedias thelannual receipts of such
Sbusiness; provided, that any person commenc
ingluesiness after the first day of July, aed
dlers and retail liqttor dealers excepted, shall
pay one-half of the above rates.
Section 5:--Thattlhe business of tie previous
year,-as also the etive rondiiutmawnd results of
business of the d` t year for new firms, as
sociations or corp tions, for the purpose of
calculating licenses,'' i1 be ascertained on the
sworn statement ;of..ti jrrson or persons in
interest, his or t se" sl agthorized agents or
officer, made be '-tax collector or his
deputy; provided;- f the tax collector be
not satisfied with s sworn statement, he
shall traverse same by a rule taken in the
proper court. which rule shall be tried sum
marily, wthar an answer be thereto filed or
not. On >e trialof said rule the books and
written enu ies and memoranda of said person
or persons, fi¶ms, companies, corporations, or
parties, shall be brought into court and sub
jected to the inspection and examination of the
court, the officer who took the rule and such ex
perts as he may employ or the court may ap
point; provided, that this inspection shall not
be construed asettitling the defendant to in
troduce in evidence said books and documents
any more than he would have been without
such inspection; provided, also, that the license
shall issue in accordance with the sworn state.
ment, notwithstanding the prospect or pend
ency of the rule, and the final rectification
shall be made as ordered by the court.
Section 7.-Br it further ordained, etc., That
the only legal evidence that a license has been
paid shall be the appropriate form of license is.
sued by the pa. ish treasurer, and no receipt is
stied by a tax collector in place of thelicesse
itself shall be valid; and this clause shall be
construed to prevent the tax collector from is
suing a receipt in lieu of the appropriate form
to any person, association of persons, business
firm or corporation.
Section 8.-Be it further ordained, etc., That
,tle tax collector shall prepare and keep a book
jn which he shall record or file these statements a
made under oath of all persons, associations of
persons, business firms or corporations, who
rray apply for license to pursue any trade, pro
fession, vocation, calling or business under this
Section 9.-Be it further ordained, etc., That -
the tax collector is hereby required to keep a
license register, in whicb he shall enter the
names of all persons. association of persons,
business firms or corporations with the trade,
profession, vocation, calling or business pur
sued, the class and graduation of the same, the
amount of license thereon, and the date of the
collection or payments thereof. Prior to the
annual meeting of the police jury said collector
shall make out and forward to the parish tress
urer a full and complete transcript of the said
license register, a certified copy-of which tran
script the treasurer shall lay before the poliee
jury. at its regular session of each year, and
file the same in his office for future use.
Section 6,-Be it further ordained, etc, That t
if any business shall be conducted without a
license in cases herein provided, the officer -
whose duty it is to issue licenses shallt through
the attorney for the police jury on motion in the
proper court as provided in the constitution,
take a rule on the party or parties doing such
business, to show cause, on the fifth day, ex- t
clusive of holidays, after the service thereof, t
which may be tried out of term time, and in f
chambers, and shall always be tried by prefer r
ence, why said party or parties should not pay a
the amount of the license claimed and penal. 1
ties, or be ordered to cease from further pur. c
suit of said business until after having obtain- i
ed a license; andAn case such rule is made ab- t
solute, the order thereon granted shall be con
a, sidereda judgment in favor of the parish for
e- the amount decreed to be due by the defendant
te for license and penalty and costs heretofore and
s: hereinafter provided for, and shall be executed
is in the same manner as other judgments, and
every violation of the order of the court shall
to be considered as a contempt thereof, and be
11 punished according to law.
It is hereby expressly provided that each per
n son, asmociation of persons, business firm or
corporation, required to take out a license un
.g der this ordinance, shall be required to post the
r, same in a conspicuous place in his or their
)- place of business, under a penalty of not less
t than ten nor more than one hundred dollars,
a recoverable by the tax collector before any
court of competent jurisdiction; and it shall be
- the duty of the tax collector to visit in person
r or by deputies the several places of business
herein mentionel and ascertain that the provi.
g sions of this section are strictly carried out.
Section 10.-Be it further ordained, etc., That
if the tax collector shall through incompetency,
t negligence or fault on his part, fail to enforce
the procurig and rectifying of licenses by per
a sons required by law to have thema he shall be
d responsible on his bond for alldamages to the
parish arising therefrom.
tSection 11.-Be it further ordained etc., That
It e tax collector shall collect said licenses in
a manner provided by existing laws, and
rshall be allowed five per cent commission on
Sall licteses collected and paid into the parish
Section 12.--That all ordinances or parts
V thereof in conflict herewith and all other or.
dinanjces on the same subject matter are here.
The ordinance was then adopted'as whole by
a unanimous vote.
The following ordinance offered by Mr.
Armitage, seconded by Mr. Bergeron, was
I adopted unanimously;
Section 1.-Be it ordained by the police jury
t of the parish of Ascension, That every whole.
I sale dealer in pistols or pistol cartridges,
- rifles or rifle cartridges, blank pistols and blank
f pistol cartridges, in this parish shall pay an
annual license tax on said business gradnated
First class-When gross sales are $10,0-o
more, the license shall be $50.
Second class -When gross sales erolI sa
$10,000, the license shall be $25. *
Provided, no dealer shall be deemed **'hole.
sale dealer, unless he or theysell to dealers for
Section 2.-Be it ordained, etc., That every
retail dealer in pistols or pistol cartridges,
rifles or rifle cartridges, blank pistols or blank
pistol cartridges, in this parish shall pay an
annual license tax on said business graduated
First cliass-When gross sales are $5000I or
more, the license shall be $2410.
Second class-When gross sales are less than
$5000 and more than $2500, the license shall be
Third class-When gross sales are less than
$2500, the license shall be $100).
Said licenses shall be collected by the tax
collector of the state in the same manner and
at the same time as are collected other
Be it further ordained, etc., That whosoever
shall sell at wholesale or retail, pistols, pistol
cartridges, rifles or rifle cartridges without
first obtaining the license herein provided for,
or without first obtaining the license which
may be imposed by this orsiinance for the sale
of pistols, pistol cartridges, rifles, nifl-s car.
tridges, blak pistols end blank pistol car.
tridges, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and
upon conviction, shall be fined not less then
fifty dollars, or imprisoned for not more than
sixty days, or both, at the discretion of the
The jury adjourned.
A true copy: R. PROSPER LANDRY,
Mmes. Dubourg & Dominique
Mrs. A. Dubourg, formerly of St. James
Mrs. Jos. Dominique, formerly of Ascension
Rooms with First-clas Board
841 Carondelet Street, corner Girod, New Orleans
Hot and culd filtered baths. Telephone abd
other conveniences, Excellent accommodations
at reasonable rates. One block fromsN.Q, San
itarium and Soule College. Five minutes' walk
from Canal street and the theatres.. Copatry
patronage especially solicited.
For Sale. -
A FINE RESIDRNCE In very large grounds,
frouting the Mississippi river a short din-.
tance below the town of Donaldsonville, con
taiming ten large rooms-six down-stairs and
four up-stairs-as follows: Five spaciogs bed
rooms, dining-room, pantry, kitchen, cabinet -
and bath-room. Commodious rtable, chicken.
house, and all necessary improvements. Numter.
one fruit trees and pecan trees. Property be.
ing enlarged by construction of newlevee. Easy
terms. A to or address,
. BATEAU, Donaldsoneills, La.