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The Donaldsonville Chief
Official Journal of Ascension Parish,
Town of Donaldsonville and
Parish School Board.
L. E. BENTLEY, Editor and Proprietor
(. D. BENTLEY, Managing Editor
MISS ELLA BENTLEY, AsaocrATZ EDITOR
A. G. WHIDDEN - - PUBLISHER
3ffThe Chief is entered at the Donaldson
ville, La., postoffice for transmission through
the mails at second-class rates, and is received
by subscribers POSTAGE FEND.
IW-"All kinds of JoB PRINTING executed at
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hest style. Telephone No. 84.
SATURDAY. DEC. I, 1906
Senator Platt wants it mentioned
that at least he was never mixed up in
an insurance scandal.
Mrs. Herbert Parsons might follow
up her book on "Trial Marriages"
with one on "Marriage Trials."
Calve, Caruso and Count Boni have
succeeded in getting more free adver
tising during the recent past than any
other three celebrities of modern times.
Fun is being poked at Gov. Blanch
ard because he signed a proclamation
calling a special election on a Sunday
to fill the vacant district judgeship in
East Baton Rouge. Editor Holland
of the St. Helena Echo says: "The
next time we go to Baton Rouge we
think we shall carry along a calendar
for the benefit of the governor's
It isn't often that William R. Hearst
says or does anything in connection
with politics and public affairs that
elicits our approval, but he has just
made one declaration with which we
are in perfect, hearty and unanimous
accord, namely, that he will never be
a candidate for the presidency nor
any other office.
The Chief is indebted to Joseph Bou
dreaux, the talented young son of Mr.
and Mrs. Baptiste Boudreaux, of Dar
row, for a copy of the November issue
of the Ozone Pelican, a literary maga
zine edited, printed and published by
the students of St. Joseph's College,
located at Covington. Mr. Boudreaux's
name appears among the list of asso
cate editors of the interesting publica
Joseph T. Cafiero, the well-known
"put-up-and-take-down" man, is in a
position now to give all orders his
usual careful and prompt attention.
He has a large force of competent em
ployees who thoroughly understand
their business, and who can lrespond
to calls in cases of accident at a mo
ment's notice. Anyone having work
in his line should call up Mr. Cafiero
'phone 81-and he will give quick serv
ice and guarantee satisfaction.
Long Tennessee' Fight.
For twenty years W. L. Rawls, of Bells, Tenn.
fought nasalcatarrb. He writes: "The swell
ing and soreness inside my nose was fearful, till
1 began applying Bucklen a Arnica Salve to the
sore surface. This caused the soreness and
swelling to disappear, never to return." Beat
salve in existence. 25c at J. J. Leche's drug
Thomas Tircuit, formerly of Ascen.
sion, but for the past several years
a resident of Iberville, has sold hie
Irion plantation in that parish to the
Wilbert Planting and Manufacturing
Company and will retire from the
planting business at the close of the
current year. The mules and agricul
tural implements were not included in
the transfer, and Mr. Tircuit is ad
vertising these for sale separately,
delivery to be made at the close of the
pending grinding season. ;
The way the newspapers all over the
state are appealing to the people to
pay their poll tax, you would im
aaine they are getting a "rake-off"
out of the poll tax fund. But the
truth of the matter is they get
nothing, and they want nothing, al
though they furnish their labor and
space free of charge. A good news
paper does more for the benefit of its
community than any other institution,
and its liberality cannot be counted in
dollars and cents.-Assumption Pio
Ideal Thanksgiving weather pre
vailed Thursday, the skies being clear
and smiling and the temperature de
lightfully cool. The time-honored
f'ast was observed in this locality
with the usual ceremonies, and poultry
dealers and grocers report an tinpre
cedentedly heavy sale of turkeys, cran
berries and other edibles associated
with the proper celebration of the day.
Services were held at the various
local churches in the forenoon, and
business was suspended at the post
office, banks and other public institu
tions in honor of the occasion.
A one-story frame building In the
rear portion of St. Vincent street,
owned by a negro woman who is pres
ently away "making grinding," was
completely destroyed by fire about 5
o'clock Monday morning, together
with its contents. Vlgillnt Hose Com
pany responded to the alarm with a
commendable degree of promptitude
and soon had the fire under control,
although it proved impossible to save
the structure in which the flames origi
nated. The blaze afforded the firemen
an opportunity to make a practical
test of the new waterworks system and
the new hose, and both were found to
be highly satisfactory in every respect.
What numbers of women drag their way in
pair through the endless duties that crowd
brain and hand and heart. But life's work
mnunt still go on. Penal is a priceless boon and
-leasing to suffering women. Ie gives strength
end quiet to the tired nerves, tifnes the diges
t ion. improves the appetite, brings restful, re
fleshing sleep. regulates every funation. ridg
- lie system (f malaria, purr roses on the cheeks
rod jov in the heart. And it does it in a way
ao ddferent frim that of ordinary medicines
that it calls forth the lAudest-praises. Pleasant
to take as lemonade. ,Ty it now. 1i cents, six
t- r SfAO. For sale bty F. L. Trepagcler. J. J.
Lech.e ad Bdmcd Richard.
Sensible Adjustment of the Ferry
After prolonged consideration and
discussion of the complicated river
ferry question, the police jury of As
cension parish and town council of
Donaldsonville have agreed upon a
plan of adjustment which The Chief
cannot do otherwise than endorse and
commend, since it is precisely in line
with the course which this paper has
advocated as the proper one to pur
sue in the premises. At a joint meet
ing of the two bodies named, held last
week, it was decided to appoint a com
mittee of six members, three from the
police jury and a like number from the
council, with authority to revise the
ferry tariff and advertise the lease for
sale for a term of years. Messrs. L. W.
Armitage, S. Goette and Albert Es
neault were designated as the police
jurors to serve on this committee, with
Aldermen D. Israel, Jr., J.E. glum and
W. D. Park as the representatives of
the town. Pending the revision of the
tariff and sale of the franchise, the
bondsmen of the present defaulting
lessee, Dr. E. K. Sims and J. Rumsey
Duke, will undertake to maintain and
operate the river ferry under the spec
ifications of the existing tariff and
That this is the most sensible and
equitable solution of the pending diffi
culty must be apparent to every rea
sonable mind. As we said some time
ago, there is neither rhyme nor reason
in attempting to compel anybody to
maintain an adequate ferry service at
a pecuniary loss, and if it appears
that the present tariff does not afford
sufficient revenue to defray the cost of
operating such a steamboat as the
contract calls for and the convenience
and safety of the traveling public de
mand, manifestly the right thing to be
done is to so revise the tariff that the
ferry will be placed upon a self-suis
Perchance there may be some criti
cism of the action taken by the paro
chial and municipal authorities, but
we feel confident the consensus of
opinion among the people most inter
ested in the matter of providing safe,
sufficient and reliable means of cross
c ing the river at Donaldsonville, will
justify and support the plan adopted
for solving the present complication
and preventing its recurrence in the
The Bayou View of the Lock Question.
It has been erroneously asserted in
certain public prints that a majority of
the people of the Lafourche valley are
opposed to the building of a lock at
Donaldsonville-that public welfare
and public sentiment in this region
alike favor the retention of the dam
that presently shuts off connection be
tween Bayou Lafourche and the Mis
sissippi river; and these unfounded
statements are used to back up the pre
posterous argument that the Atchafa
laya and Lafourche levee boards have
the right and authority to disregard
the obligation imposed on them by
their own voluntary agreement and
contract, reinforced by a specific reso
lution of the general assembly of the
state, to replace the dam with a lock.
That the views and wishes of the La
fourche people have been misrepre
sented in this matter is quite clearly
Indicated by the following quotation
from the editorial columns of our es
teemed contemporary, the Thibodaux
Our people are interested in having locks in
Bayou Lafourche atDonaldsonville. There ar
some people above Donaldsonville eng-ged in
trying to stir up a sentiment against the lock
ing of the bayou. Their motives may be pure,
but there is jest a suggestion that they may be
actuated by interest. Locks at Donaldsonville
may eventually divert the contemplated inter
coastal canal to that town as the point of con
nection with the Mississippi, through Lake
Verret and Bayou Lafourche, and it is well
known that there are many people up the river
who would prefer to see that canal enter the
Mississippi through the locks at t laquemine.
But whatever may be the course of the con
templated canal we want locks at Donaldson
ville. The bayou was dammed with a view cf
being eventually locked, and upon that condi.
tion, and the lceks are necessary to the public
health of the Lafourche valley and to naviga
tion, and we should have them.
I be levee board should lose no time in taking
the necessary steps to secure the locks at
The LafourcLe Comet was tempora
rily misled' into a quasi indorsement
of the fallacious up-river view of this
important question, but quickly
righted itself and is now aligned with
all of its neighbors in support of the
demand that the levee boards shall
perform their plain and unquestion
able duty by providing for the con
struction of the locks as soon as practi
cable. The Assumption Pioneer has
been a consistent advocate of this
course, and there is no doubt that the
bayou press faithfully and properly
reflects public sentiment in the La
fourche valley in the contention that
the Donaldsonville dam should be re
placed by a lock. It is difficult to
conceive how any honest man or news
paper with adequate knowledge of the
facts can take issue with this -self evi
For Over Sixty Years
labs. WIsistow's SoorTHNe SyRup has been
used for over 60 years by millions of mothers
for their children while teething with perfect
success. It soothes the child, softens the gums.
allays all nain; cures wind colic, and is the be-t
remedy for diarrhosa. It will relieve the poor
little sufferer immediately. Sold by driggist&
to every part of the world- Twenty-live cents a
bottle. Be sure and ask for "Mrs. Winslow's
Soothing Syrup," and take no other kind.
Senator Morgan of Alabama wants
the declaration embodied in the Dem
ocratic platform that "The Democratic
party is and always has been a white
man's party," and he will try to get
some delegate from other than a
southern state to offer it in the next
national convention. We suggest that
the introduction of the plank be in
trusted to the delegation from Okla
homa, the new state that the Democrats
were enabled to carry by Indian votes.
Doubtless the redskins will enthusias
tically support the proclamation that
the Democracy is exclusively a white
Even if you don't wish to buy, call I
at Linde's and mingle with the crowd
sbat is buying.
Items of Interest from Field and Factory.
Progress of the Grinding Campaign
in Ascension and Elsewhere.
The weather this week, while not all
that could be desired, has been an im
provement over that of the preceding
fortnight, but there is still consider
abtle room for betterment. Sunday
and Monday were clear and warm-so
warm, in fact, as to be positively sul
try. A fog, the heaviest of the sea
son, prevailed Tuesday, and its wear
ing qualities were exceptionally well
developed, as it hung around until late
in the afternoon. The temperature
commenced to drop Tuesday night and
Wednesday dawned clear and com
paratively cool, the same conditions
prevailing Thursday and yesterday.
Today the weather was somewhat
warm and cloudy, and it begins to
look as though there'll be nothing do
ing for the coal man for some weeks
George Vives, a well-known young
Ascensionite who officiated as chief
engineer of the mammoth Willswood
factory in Jefferson parish during the
grinding campaign of 1905, is again
holding down that responsible position
with characteristic efficiency and merit.
Before taking charge of the machinery
at Willswood, Mr. Vives was chief.
engineer of G. B. Reuss's Allemania
factory in the parish of Iberville, and
previous to that he was at Laurel
Ridge, then owned by Mrs. Tuttle.
The Louisiana Planter refers to Mr.
Vives as ,,e of the most intelligent
and well isl rmed of our local engi
The following paragraphs are quoted
from this week's Ascension letter to
the Louisiana Planter:
"Cane tonnage continues to be dis
appointingly light and the sugar yield
is nothing to brag about anywhere in
this section, but there has been a slight
increase in the number of pounds ex
tracted per ton of cane during the past
week, primarily due, no doubt, to the
fact that the planters are now grind
ing some of their best cane.
"Col. J. S. Webster was in town
Wednesday afternoon and stated that
his Point Houmas fact.ry is working
away nicely, with an adequate supply
of labor for all purposes. The first
stalk of cane was sent through the
rollers on Wednesday of last week,
the 21st prox., and it is therefore too
early to obtain definite figures as to
the results being obtained, but Col.
Webster says the juice weighed 8
Beaumb Tuesday and 10 Wednesday,
which is about as much as Point Hou
mas juice has ever been known to
weigh at this season of the year."
A Miraculous Cure.
The following statement by H. H. Adams and
wife, Henrietta, Pa., will interest parents and
others: "A miraculous cure has taken place in
our home. Our child had eczema 5 years and
was pronounced incurable, when we read about
Electric Bitters, and concluded to try it. Be
fore the second bottle was all taken we noticed
a change for the better, and after taking 7 bot
tles he was completely cured." it's the up-to.
date blood medicine and body building tonic.
Guaranteed. 50c and $1 at J. J. Leche's.
Ferry Franchise to be Sold Next Month.
As announced elsewhere in today's
Chief, sealed proposals for the privi
lege of operating a steam ferry be.
tween Donaldsonville and Darrow
will be received at 12 o'clock m. Thurs
day, Jan. 3, 1907, and publicly opened
immediately thereafter at a joint meet
ing of the police jury of the parish
of Ascension and common council of
the town of Donaldsonville, to be held
at the courthouse. The terms, condi
tions and specifications governing the
sale of the franchise and operation of
the ferry, as drafted by a committee
composed of three members of the
police jury and three members of the
town council, are on file at the offices
of Parish Treasurer R. Prosper Lan
dry and Town Clerk R. Henderson.
All proposals must be submitted by
bidders in person or their duly ac
Cyril Babin and his brother, well
known rice planters of the St. Gabriel
section of lberville' parish, have
leased from the Belle Helene Planting
and Manufacturing Company a por
tion of Ashland plantation in the sixth
ward of this parish, consisting of some
600 or 700 acres of back lands suitable
for the cultivation of rice. The lease
is for three Sears, with a privilege of
renewal for a fourth year, and Messrs.
Babin expect to take possession of the
tract some time soon after the advent
of the new year. Their experience and
ability in the line of agricultural ef
fort which has engaged their attention
for some years presage a satisfactory
measure of success at Belle Helene,
and their appearance in Ascension
will be welcomed as a valuable ad
dition to the material interests and
citizenship of the parish.
On the Safe Side.
Neglected coughs and colds put one on the
unsafe side. 1 here is no need to take these
chances. Royaline Couch Cure, taken in time.
will quickly put yon on the safe side. You will
iud nothiug hetter for congha, colds, croup and
whooping cough: Contains no opium. Pleas.
ant, sate, sure. Keep it on hand. 25 cents.
Money back if you want it. (jet a bottle today.
For sale by F. L. Trepagniet, J. J. Leche and
A Strong Theatrical Combinatlon.
Paul J. Braud's many friends in
Donaldsonville and Ascension will be
glad to learn that he has secured a
position as press agent for the Lyric
theater, of New Orleans, a position
which in no wise interferes with his
newspaper work and leaves him free
to continue a valuable member of the
Item's staf. The Lyric is one of the
most popular places of amusement in
the Crescent City, frequently exhibit
ing the S. R. 0. sign. The Brown
Baker Stock Company holds the
boards there this winter, and the com
bination presented in our young news
paper friend and this strong aggrega
tion of players is sure to make S. R.
0. tags follow each other in rapid
succession during the remainder of the
Death of Mrs. John 11. Ayraud.
Mrs. John H. Ayraud, nee Lise
Israel, a native and life-long resident
of Donaldsonvilie, died at her home
in Houmas street at 6 o'clock last eve
ning after a lingering illness, aged 39
years. The funeral took place this
afternoon at 4 o'clock, interment being
made in the Catholic cemetery after
impressive services at the Church of
the Sacred Heart. Mrs. Ayraud was
noted for her kindly disposition and
many lovable traits of character, and
her untimely demise will be deeply de
plored by an exceptionally wide circle
of friends and acquaintances. She
leaves to mourn her loss three daugh
ters, Mrs. David Ker and Misses
Olivia and Edna Ayraud; two little
sons, John and Israel Ayraud; two
sisters, Mrs. Andrew Gingry and Miss
Loulie Israel; one brother, Alderman
D. Israel, Jr., and her mother, Mrs.
C. Israel. To the bereaved family
The Chief begs leave to tender assur
ances of sincere and profound sym
New Cure for Epilepsy.
J. B. Waterwan. of Watertown, 0.. rural free
delivery, writes: "My daughter, afflicted for
years with epilepsy, was cured by Dr. King's
New Life Pills. She has not had an attack for
over two years." Best body cleansers and life
giving tonic pills on earth. 25c at J. J.
Hon. R. N. Sims, of Donaldsonville,
has been selected to deliver the open
ing address at the memorial exercises
of Baton Rouge Lodge No. 490, B. P.
O. E., which will be held in the capi
tal city tomorrow afternoon. The
lodge is called upon this year to
mourn the loss of two of its most
prominent and popular members, to
wit: Col. E. A. Pike, former assistant
private secretary to Gov. N. C.
Blanchard, who died last year, and
Dr. R. H. Aldrich, the well-known and
highly-esteemed young physician who
was recently shot and killed by Con
gressman-elect Geo. K. Favrot. Prof.
T. H. Harris, principal of the Baton
Rouge public schools, will deliver the
eulogy on the life of Dr. Aldrich, and
District Attorney Hubert N. Wax will
eulogize the memory of Col. Pike.
Music appropriate to the occasion
will be rendered by a choir directed
by Prof. W. B. Clarke.
Work on the new high school build
ing is progressing favorably and it is
expected that the handsome structure
will be ready for occupancy about
Jan. 1, 1907, at which time the formal
dedicatory exercises will take place.
Bids for.equipping the several class
rooms with the necessary furniture
and appliances will be opened at the
regular monthly meeting of the par
ish school board to be held at noon
Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Situated in St. James parish on the
west bank of the Mississippi river.
six miles below Donaldsonville, at
the head of the Mississippi and La
fourche Drainage District, contain
ing nearly 1600 acres of land-1000
of which are in high state of cultiva
tion. Balance in woodlands, with
considerable cypress timber.
This money-making plantation, with
all necessary adjuncts-mules, im
plements. carts, etc.-will have
enou. h corn and bay for its require
ments until the new crop of 19J7.
lialf of the cane cr'p will be D 74.
Texas and Pacific station and Lau
derdale postoffice on plantation.
A large modern cottage, surrounded
by live oaks, magnolias and forty
grafted bearing pecan trees, makes
a picturesque home. Offered for
sale on account of departure of
Apply on premises or to
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DEPABTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
New Orleans, La., Oct. 19, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that LtcIEN BERaCE.
1 GEAY, of Gonzales, La., has filed notice of
his intention to make final proof in support of
his claim, viz: Homestead entry No. 26,052,made
Oct. 24, 1903, for the s"/a of aw '4,secl5, tp 9, ar
3 e. La. Mer., and that said prood will- be made
before James S. Barman, clert of court at
Donaldsonville, La., on Dec. 24, 1906.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultivation
of the land, via: Richard Gautrean, Armand
Bercageay. Amubrolsa Mire, Eloi Mire, all of
Gonalea, La. WALTER L. COHEN, Regiotee.