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THE DONALDSONVILLE CHIEF_
A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper---Published Every Saturday---Subscription Price, $2 a Year.
VOL. XXXVI. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1906. NO. 16.
LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
HOTELS AND SALOONS.
$2.00 a Day House
F. ROGGE, - - Proprietor.
S. D. GIANELLONI, Day Clerk.
Wx. ROGGE, Night Clerk.
Headquarters for Commercial
'Bus and Porter to and From all Trains.
Mississippi Street, Near Wharf,
DONALDSONVILLE. LO USIANA.
P. O. Box 76. Telephone 30.
iUY GOOD)S, G.OCERIE., Etc.
C KLINE, corner Crescent Place and Hou
* mas street, dealear in Dry Goods, Notions,
Boots and Shoes, Groceries, Provisions, Corn
Oats and Bran.
E. K. SIMS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office in Honmas street, adjoining the Ascension
Club. Telephone 90.
DB. T. H. HANSON.
Railroad avenue, between Claiborne and Ope
lousas streets. Telephone 240.
DR. J. D. HANSON.
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE:
Lessard street, between N.icholls avenue and
Iberville street. Telephone 54.
R. PAUL T. THIBODAUX.
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE:
Mississippi street, near Catholic Church.
Office Hours: 11 a. m. to 2 p. m.
iR. CLARENCE GOETTE.
Office in Railroad avenue, adjoining Goette's
Shoe Store. Telephone 36.
Corner Railroad and
DONA LDSON ILLE, LA.
Purest and freshest of Drugs, Chemicals and
Patent Medicines always in stock. Trusses,
Bandages, Soaps, Perfumery, Brushes, Combs,
Smokers' materisah., etc. Physicians' prescrip
tions carefully compoundel at all hours, day or
niaht. Telephone 95-2
I7 RICHARD MELANCON,
Office in Opelousas Street, opposite Courthouse.
ATTORNEYS AND NOTARIES
N K. FOOTE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office with R. J. Chauvin, in Railroad avenue,
opposite Ascension High School.
B J. VEGA,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Office with R. McCulloh, corner Railroad and
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Office and residence, corner Railroad and Nich
Practices in all the courts or Louisiana, both
State and Federal. Address, P. O. Lock Box S.
G A. GONDRAN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
District Attorney Twenty-seventh Judicial
District. Office in Nicholls avenue, opposite
Courthouse. Prompt attention paid to collec
tions and civil business.
C ALEB C. WEBER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Office in Nicholls Avenue, near the Courthouse,
Office in Chetimaches street, opposite Court
CARPENTER AND BUILDER.
*C . IIALIP,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
All work neatly executed. Plans and Estimates
O 0. COURSEAULT,
CONVENT, ST. JAMES PARISH, LA.
Bels quality cigars at prices that defy competi
tion. Write for samples and Drices.
)~ONAI DSONVILLE NEWS CO., Mrs. L. M.
!J Turner. Manager, Railroad Avenue, op
poeite the postoffice. News and Illustrated
psoers, Books, Stationery, Pens, Ink, etc.
Subscriptionb taken for all Leading American
KENNEDY & SULLIVAN,
MANUFACTURERS OF MOSS
COLLARS AND PADS
Prices defy competition, with guarantee
of satiSfaction or money refunded.
Address: Care Landry & Low
ery Co., Ltd.,
DONA LDSON VILLE, LA.
3TE receive daily large quantities of
T Turkeys and will be pleased to
quote prices by mail or wire on any
quantity desired for the Holidays.
Prices are extremely low as the Turkey
crop is enormous. This is the largest
market and we are prepared to fill orders
at anytime. We also handle Chickens
and Fresh Eggs and are prepared to
supply them at all times. Please drop
us a line when you want any. We guar
antee prompt attention and lowest mi
IH. Goodman & Coo
Poultry and Eggs
o8 Poydras St, New Orleans
THE ST. MARTIN HOUSE
S. H. ST. MARTIN, PROPRIETOR
" GUY LANDRY, CLERK
RATES, S2.00 PER DAY
HEADQUARTERS FOR COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS
NEW AND HANDSOMELY FURNISHED THROUGHOUT
LARGE SAMPLE ROOM FOR DRUMMERS
seasoso"ae""eso " ýeoooos © esaea " aease"sonýý s eoe i
Dr. Sheard floore
OFFIC AND ESENCE- Donaldsonville, La.
Iberville Street, near Convent Donaldsonville,
Dealer in High-Grade Kentucky Horses :: Phone 227
. Men's - Youths' - Boys'
Netter & Co.
Mississippi Street ,
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Bargains in Town Lots
At Gonzales, Louisiana N
The Coming Town of East Ascension a
200 Choice Town Lots situated in the heart "
of New River, a thickly populated sec
tion of Ascension Parish. Lots are situated on
both sides of Louisiana Railway and Naviga
tion Company and Belle Helene Railroad $
Company's Line; on both sides of the stream
of New River, and adjacent to the site of the
Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company's c
depot. Prospective purchasers are invited to s
visit Gonzales and select lots which will be t
sold at auction in the near future. f~
Call on or address
Gonzales Bros., - - Gonzales, La.
S. GOETTE. PRESIDENT-MANAGER. JAS. FORTIER, SRCRETARY-TREASURER.
DONALDSONVILLE ICE COMPANY, LIMITED.
ICE, BEER, COLD STORAGE . 1
S._CAPACITY, 30 TONS DAILY,
MIsIssiPPI STREET, OPPOSITE MAARxET. TELEPHONE No. 73.
Purest And Best Qual;ty ICE At Lowest Market Rates,
SUPPLIED IN ANY QUANTITY AT FACTORY OR SHIPPED WHEREVER ORDERED.
[Local agency for the mammoth ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWING ASSOCIATION'S celebrated
KEG ahd BOTTLE BEERS, (FAusT, ANHEUSNE, BOCK AND PALE IN KEGS, EXQUISITE, BJ:D
, EISER, ANHEUSBE AND BAVARIAN IN BOTTLES), which can be furnished in quantities tos it.
Orders left at the factory or addressed through the JTonaldsunville postoftice, will receive
crnmvt ard careful atrention. Satisfaction always fully guaranteed.
H. ABRAHAM N. LEMANN
I H . ABknLAHkA & CO. p
$ Q QTTO1'-SUGA3R-BIDE
Liberal Adv.aces Made on Consigmnents
216 and 218 Baron e Street, Now Orleays, Louisiana
S?5he "King" Moss Collars
FIT BETTER-WEAR BETTER-LAST LONGER
Delivered at any station or landing at the following pl fees:
Open Bottom Moss Collars with Canvas Ends, per dozen, $10.8
Plain Moss Collars, - " " 7.20
Moss Riding Saddle Pads, - - . - " 15.
Moss Pack Saddle Pads, - " " 5.
These collars are made by hand from the best selected moss. I have a large stock on
S and and am ready to fill all orders on short ntice. Old Moss Collars taken ain se
Schange for new ones. DENHIS CASSARD, Barton. La.
AROUND THE STATE.
Items of Interest Culled From the
Rural Free Delivery Mail Carriers to Or
ganize an Association-Amendment
No. 12 Turned Down Hard-Many
Schoolhouses Built in 1906.
The annual meeting of the Presby
terian Synod of Louisiana was held
at Baton Rouge.
Officials of the New Orleans board
of health destroyed 3408 cans of con
demaed condensed milk.
The old courthouse site and build
ing at Plaquemine was purchased by
the municipality for $3000.
New Iberia Elks have concluded ne
gotiations for the erection of a $30,000
opera house and Elks' Club.
The cotton crop in the vicinity of
East Point was considerably damaged
by a heavy wind and rain storm.
9 Dec. 8 will probably be selected as
the date for the presentation of the
silver service to the battleship Louisi
E. T. Eldridge, a well-known citizen
of Loreauville, committed suicide by
blowing off the top of his head with a
Luke Patterson, aged 8 years, was
accidentally shot and killed by a com
panion while hunting rabbits near
The police jury of Terrebonne par
ish and the town council of Houma
fixed the wholesale and retail liquor
license for the year 1907 at $1000.
A meeting of the rural free delivery
mail carriers of Louisiana will be
held at Winnfield Jan. 1, 1907, for the
purpose of organizing an association.
Work on the Southern Drainage
Canal in the vicinity of New Iberia is
progressing at the rate of 250 feet a
day. The canal is expected to be
Three negroes were injured, two
probably fatally, in a collision be
tween a locomotive and a work train
on the Southern Pacific Railroad at
Eleus LeBlanc, the young white man
who was to have been hanged at St.
Martinville last Friday, was granted
a respite by Governor Blanchard
upon the recommendation of the board
A white man giving his name as
William Smith attempted to assault a
4-year-old white girl at Morgan City
and would probably have been lynched
had not the authorities promised to
give him an early trial.
Two hundred and eight new school
houses were erected in Louisiana dur
ing the year 1906 at a cost of over half
a million dollars, and something like
8384,000 was raised by local taxation
for school purposes.
The official returns from the recent
congressional election show that all
of the proposed amendments to the
state constitution were adopted ,with
the exception of No. 12, which was de
feated by a majority of over 20,000.
The corps of cadets of the South
western Louisiana Industrial Institute,
at Lafayette, signed a pledge to abol
ish smoking and in token of their sin
cerity,"made a bonfire of their pipes,
tobacco, cigarettes and other smoking
A poll tax association was organ
ized recently in the eighth ward of Ib
erville parish, over sixty males be
tween the ages of 21 and 60 becoming
members and pledging themselves to
see that every man in the ward pays
his poll tax.
Amos N. Beebe, Jr., son of a prom
inent merchant of Boyce, was placed
in jail at Alexandria on a charge of
abducting and having carnal knowl
edge of Mary Powell, the 14-year-old
daughter of John Powell, of Hinston,
Thos. Brady, or Braden, who is to
be hanged at Alexandria on the 7th of
December, confessed that he is a pa
roled prisoner from the Illinois peni
tentiary, where be was serving a term
of fourteen years for assaulting a
white girl, a crime similar to the one
for which he is to pay the extreme
penalty next month.
A Hair is
Feed your hair; nourish it;
give it something to live on.
Then it will stop falling, and
will grow long and heavy.
Ayer's Hair Vigor is the only
genuine hair-food you can
buy. It gives new life to the
hair-bulbs. You save what
hair you have, and get more,
too. And it keeps the scalp
clean and healthy.
The best kind of a testimonisl
"'Sold for over sixty years."
md TS. ..a o-.. . ...
Vigorous Health, ils fim
most DependableV~ s lthity
p It reaps-a-steadly .iharvst
Alum in food will change Health's.
ruddy glow into pinched paleness by-drying
up the rich red blood, which nature provides.;
You take alum into. your food by the-use-of,
so called, cheap Powders in which alum is used as a
cheapening:substitute for pure Cream of Tartar. There is
only one sure way to guard your health against' alum
and its injurious effects-Buy only an absolutely pureGgrape
Cream-of Tartar Baking Powder-buy by thenare.
Royallis. made from absolutely pure Grape'Cream of Tartar.
Royal is a safe-guard to health.
.,. Read the Sign at the Top Avain.
FROM LAKES TO GULF. r
Movement for Construction of Deep Water
way from Chicago to St. Louis Takes
Tangible Form-Congress Urged
to Aid the Project.
The waterways convention held at
St. Louis, Mo., Thursday and Friday
of last week, the 15th and 16th insts.,
was attended by upwards of 1000 dele
gates and accomplished more for the
benefit of the proposed deep waterway
from the lakes to the Gulf than any
other assemblage ever held. One of
the results achieved by the splendid
gathering was the complete harmoniz- e
ing of the various interests of the
Mississippi Valley, which mcans that I
a united effort will be made to secure
from congress an appropriation of at I
least $50,000,000 for the improvement l
of the Mississippi river and its tribu
taries. It was recognized by thb con
vention that it will not do to impFrve
the Mississippi alone, but that the
Ohio, the Missouri and other tributa
ries must receive attention if the com
merce of the central United States is
to be developed and freight rates regu
Congressman Joseph R. Ransdell of
Louisiana addressed the convention
and received an ovation. Speaking
as chairman of the executive com
mittee of the National Rivers and
Harbors Congress, he gave some tell-.
f ing statistics on the cheapness of
water transportation, and directed the I
attention of the convention to the neces
sity of securing larger appropriations
for the use of the rivers and harbors 1
committee of congress, since many
D other worthy projects in addition to
s that advocated by the waterways con
vention would have to be considered
by the committee.
Mr. Ransdell said that according
f to partial statistics the cost of water
transportation was one-sixth that of
d rail. He stated that $31,000,000 in
I, freight charges had been collected on
commerce passing through the Sault
o Ste. Marie alone. "Multiply that by
six and you will see that had it been
carried by the railroads it would have
cost the American people $186,000,000."
a The speaker made the point that we
e need waterways not only as rate regu
e lators, but as carriers, since the rail
roads are no table to handle the freight
offered. According to J. J. Hill, he
said, the growth of ton mileage during
the last five years has been 110 per
cent, and the growth of the railroads'
power to handle it but 20 per cent. He
stated that it would equal the cost of
the civil war to construct all the ad
ditional track needed to handle the
country's traffic, and that were the
money already in the coffers of the
railroads no labor could be found to
execute the gigantic task.
"We must rustle around and get
more than 3 per cent of the revenue
for the improvement of the waterways
of the land. Get behind the powers
that be and tell them that you have
got to have more than 2 per cent. And
if they ask you where it is to come
from tell them that they found it for
the Spanish war, for the Philippines
and for battleships. Find us fifty mil
lions for our waterways. If you don't
we will send some one to congress who
will find it." -
Mr. Ransdell urged the convention
to send a big delegation to the water
ways convention to be held at Wash
Caontinued on EI.ath Page.
THE WORILDS NEWS.
Flashes of the Telegraph Wires From
Near and Far.
Demand for Lumber.in United States will
Soon Exceed Supply-A merican Fed
eration of Labor Favors
The little town of Henneger, Ala., y
was completely wrecked by a tornado. g
Fire in the business district of Fay- cI
ette, Miss., caused a loss of $125,000. b
The Mexican congress passed a bill d
levying an export duty on silver pesos. a
The American Sugar Refining Com- j,
pany was convicted of accepting re- y
Mrs. Charles A. Strong, daughter e
of John D. Rockefeller, died at Cannes, n
The Alaskan gold output for 1906 p
will probably exceed that of any pre- e
vious year. ii
Barges loaded with 15,150,000 bush- r
els of coal left Pittsburg, Pa., for tl
southern waters. g
The census bureau reports that the s
total wealth of the United States is I
A cloudburst flooded the streets of ii
Louisville, Ky., and caused considera- d
ble damage to property. t
Giovanni Rossi, the famous zoolo- I
gist of the University of Naples, was b
assassinated by an anarchist. c
At present there are not enough ar- y
tillerymen in the American army to a
man and care for the batteries.
Andrew Carnegie is reported to have a
contributed $1,000,000 to a fund for the s
promotion, of international peace. c
The bureau of forestry says the de- e
mand for lumber in the United States t
will soon be in excess of the supply.
Mrs. Harriet L. Bailey, mother of
Senator Jos. W. Bailey of Texas, s
died at her home in Crystal Springs, c
Officers of western railroads ex
pressed the belief that the new rate r
law would have to be revised and sim
The American Federation of Labor,
in session at Minneapolis, Minn.,
placed itself on record as favoring
A bomb was exploded in the basilica 1
of St. Peter's, Rome, during an an- I
niversary service, but no serious dam- I
age was done.
Will Harris, the black desperado,
who murdered two policemen and
three negroes at Asheville, N. C., was a
shot to death by a posse near that
Approximately one hundred million
dollars' worth of luxuries was pur
chased by the United States from for
eign countries during the fiscal year
Under the provisions of !e new
railroad rate law, railroads pre pro
hibited from issuing free transporta
tion to land agents and real estate
Mike Ward, a pugilist, died at
Grand Rapids, Mich., as the result of
injuries received in a prize fight with
Harry Lewis, who has been arrested
on a charge of murder,
The federal grand jury at St. Louis,
Mo., returned an indictment against
Receiving Teller D. P. Dyer, Jr., son
of a United States attorney, in connee
tion with the shortage of 861,500 ia.he
St. Louis sub-treaaury.
NEW ORLEANS LETTER.
A Golden Sabbath Morning in a Florist's
Nursery-Canal Street Ferry Fran
chise Brings Record Price-Cru.
sade Against Mashers,
New Orleans. La., Nov. 21, 106.
Staff Correspondence of The Chief.'
Did you ever spend a Sabbath morn
ing in a nursery? A florist's nursery,
I mean, where they teach young rose
trees and such things to shoot-not
young ideas. It is a beautiful way to
go to church, surrounded by the in
cense of flowers and the psalms of
bird-song and breeze, while the bene
diction of the sunlight filters through
a cathedral dome of blossomy vines
just as if God Himself were smiling at
you! You feel that you must tread
very softly between the aisles of feath
ery ferns and growing things which
nod at you and -each out to- brush
you with their dewy tendrils as you
pass, for they somehow seem to be in
carnations of Nature's holy whisper
ings to God in a sanctuary where a
rosary of flowers slips forever through
the fingers of thi wind, and every tiny
green thing is a sermon, and every
surpliced butterfly a high priest.
Last Sunday I spent a golden morn
ing in a near-by nursery. The old flor
ist, (who, by-the-way, is a direct pro
duct of the Faderland), permitted me
to wander at will In his fragrant fairy
land and to watch him pottering among
his plants to my heart's content. "How
charming it is here," I remarked, "do
you ever grow tired of your work, I
wonder?" "Vell," said he, "Listen,
und I tell you vedder I tired gets
soomtime or not. I blant a liddle
seed in a pot-chust sooch a tiny lid
die speck of a seed is it-und effery
day yet I tig araoundt it und vater
und vatch it, und into der soonlight I
dake it und aout of der soonlight I
pring. it. Und den maybe von day
soon a liddle, liddle gr-reen leaf stick
oop aout of der gr-round und look
araoundt at der odder flowers und
visper to annodder liddle leaf at der
roots: 'Coom oop and see der pig, fine
vorld!' Und der odder liddle leaf
coom oop aout of der gr-round, und
den annodder liddle leaf, und so on
und so on oontil all der liddle leafs via
per each odder into life und togedder
dey gr-row into a nize, strong blant.
Und den von day soon, ach! sooch a
liddle pud swvells at der top of der
blant, und pigger und pigger it
gr-rows, oortl too pig it is yet for
der liddle gr-reen chacket it years,
und right aout it pursts, chust' like
mine heart mit choy und bride is retty
to purst yen mine liddle Hans coom
rooning oop to kiss his fader, und
den, und den-veIl, dere is von more
flower peautiful in der vorld vitch I to
pring dere helped!" "Why, Herr
Florist-Man, you are a poeti" I ex
claimed with wonder and admiration
vibrating in my voice. "Ach, no,"
he returned tranquilly, meanwhile tap
ping his forehead meaningly,, "I am
nodding put a silly old gartner man
whose poor head is cr-razy mit a fool
ishness of flowers."
The San Carlo Company opened the
French opera season here Tuesday
evening with a'irilliant interpretation
Chevalier Lionello Scelsi, the new
Italian consul. succeeding Chevalter
Fara Forni, who has been transferred
to Philadelphia, arrived in New Or
leans Tuesday to assume his duties.
Contiaued or sI1tah ass