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The Donaldsonvill Cii
Official Journal of Ascension Parish,
Town of Donaldsonville and
Parish School Board.
L. E. BENTLEY, Editor and Proprietor
(. D. BENTLEY, Managing Editor
MIS ELLA BENTLEY, AssoorATU EDrrou
A. G. WHIDDEN - - PUBLISHER
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SATURDAY, JAN. 5, 1907
Nobody seems to hanker for that
lease ferry much.
The ninety-second anniversary of
the battle of New Orleans will occur
Perhaps it Is inexcusable to revert
to the threadbare subject at this late
day, but did you pay your poll tax?
A colored farmer declares the belief
that 1907 - will be a good year for
"craps." From his point of view so
will 1911. "Come seben or 'leben!"
The lifting of the liquor license from
$100 to 8500 will give this town $10,
000 for works of public improvement
where only $4000 was available before.
A local wag suggests that some of
our sports would find it advantageous
to read up the game laws and escape
future penalties for shooting craps out
There will be about as much fun to
the square yard in Ascension at the
next campaign as any parish in the
state can produce, else we're no
A well-k-"wn citizen from the woods
*"eIa ed incidentally the other day
that New River has nearly a thousand
poll tax payers and nary a candidate
for sheriff. Maybe she won't want a
few other plums though!
Twenty $500 liquor licenses for Don
aldsonville doesn't indicate that any
of us are apt to be in danger of per
ishing from thirst this year, nor that
the prohibition ticket is likely to carry
the town next election.
It looks as if Sheriff St. Martin
doesn't intend to come across with any
epistolary response to District At
torney Gondran's Sunday law letter.
Mayhap the sheriff thinks actions
speak louder than words.
Independent of the Lafourche lock
question, what sort of a term would
the esteemed Iberville South use to
characterize the action of any set of
men who would deliberately attempt
to violate a voluntary contract be
cause its fulfillment was likely to cost
them more money than they thought
A published list of the prospective
Democratic candidates for next gov
ernor, revised up to date, contains the
names of Gen. Leon Jastremski, Lieut.
Gov. Jared Y. Sanders, Attorney Gen
eral Walter Guion, Congressman Rob
ert Broussard, Gen. Albert Estopinal,
Hon. Theodore Wilkinson and Chief
Justice Joseph A. Breaux.
The Prairieville Item, owned and
edited by A. H. Landry, suspended
publication last week after an exist
ence of about four months. Mr. Lan
dry will continue to operate a job
printing office at Prairieville, and The
Chief hopes his efforts in this direc
tion.will meet with more support than
was accorded his newspaper venture.
Here's one of the kind of things that
are giving us the big head: "I have
been reading the dear old Chief for
nealy fifteen years, and have always
found it reliable, accurate, just and
fearless, as well as newsy, instructive
and witty. It is a splendid weekly
and has my best wishes for its con
tinued success." So wrote a well
known practitioner of one of the
learned professions whose opinion is
as good as the next man's.
Says the Assumption Pioneer: "We
admire President Roosevelt as much
as a good Democrat is capable of do
ing without violating his party trust,
but if he were to take cognizance of the
conditions existing in the Lafourche
valley and compel the levee boards to
keep their promise, anent the locks,
then we would be willing to take off
our hat to him, that's what." There's
no need to invoke the interference of
the president at this stage of the game,
neighbor. Gov. Blanchard can turn
the trick easy enough when the proper
time comes by putting rollers under
_ch members of the levee h ards as
.' fail ý .,.-ep-tu oauty outt their
Stb0utary agreement and the apecifO
ins tions of the gener * -
. ov. Blanchard, the
following well.- 4ans to
Constitute thae ie uion ore
'ted b IDrail of the e I assembly
agte6 for the purpose of investiga
n-ag assessments in this state: Edgar
H. Farrar, Chas. J. Theard, W. O.
Hart, Ashton Phelps, Pearl Wight, A.
Brittin and James O'Connor, New
Orleans; John MeIlhenny, Avery's
Island; T. J. Kernan, Baton Rouge;
Edmund McCollam, Ellendale; M. H.
Carver, Natchitoches; T. C. Barrett,
Shreveport; Ovide Lacour, Raccourci;
R. N. Sims, Donaldsonville; Dr. A.
A. Forsythe, Monroe. John A. Mc
Ilbenny, former state bnator, was the
.author of the bill authorizing the ap
iIntment of the commission.
eo r Over Sixty Years
W Wrnow's 5oorvxxo Sstau has beaen
v-asmd for over 6Years by millions of mothers
An tbeiridsawbe teething with pe-feet
same.. Itseo tketbheohild.s the gms.
al l e vied colie, and is the beet
SIt vii relieve the poor
_ l xmdtely .Bold dregfists
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An All-Home-Printed Paper.
After mature deliberation on the
part of the proprietary, editorial and
publication staff of The Chief, it has
been decided to amend the form ir
which the paper has been issued fo.
the past six and a half years, by dis.
carding the "patent insides" and send.
ing out an all-home-print folio in lieu
of the combination quarto heretofore
published. While there may be some
of our readers who will disapprove
the change because of the apparent re
duction in the amount of reading mat
ter and the number of pages furnished,
we hope and believe that many more
will approve and indorse the reforma
tion when they consider the reasons
that led to it, and will regard the im.
provement in quality as a full equiva
lent for the diminution in quantity.
It is far from our intention to injure
in any way the reputation or business
of the firm that has supplied The Chiel
with ready-printed sheets. Our rela
tions with these publishers have always
been of the most agreeable and satis
factory character from a business
point of view, and the objections to
their service which have led us to
discontinue its use must be taken as of
general and fundamental rather than
of particular or individual applica
tion. If we had not reached the con
clusion that all-home-print is prefera
ble to the half-and-half kind, there is
no publishing house in the country
with which we had rather do business
than the one that has furnished us with
our "patent innards" since the com
mencement of The Chief's thirtieth
volume in August, 1900,,
Irrespective of the saving in cost of
publication, which would not be given
a moment's thought if it were the only
consideration involved, and passing
over such matters as duplication of
reading matter in different papers clr
culated in the same communities, the
inferior quality of paper sometimes
used and the frothy, sensational char
acter of much of the stuff with which
ready-print columns are ordinarily
filled, we find the main objection to the
ready-print system to be that the local
publisher loses control of the adver
tising department of his own paper
and permits it to be made the vehicle
for boosting frauds and fakes, singing
the virtues of quack nostrums that
breed drunkenness and dissipation
under the guise of reputable remedies
for bodily ills, and flaunt uncanny
and indecent announcements in the
faces of pure-minded women and chil
dren whose eyes and ears should be
protected from such outrage. We have
long been restive under the imputation
conveyed by numbers of these objec
tionable advertisements appearing on
our ready-print pages, that The Chief
was a willing medium for the dissemi
nation of such nastiness and deception,
and this consciousness more than any
thing else has led us to the decision to
discard the patent insides and return
to the status of an all-home-print
There is a marked tendency among
newspapers in all parts of the country
to abandofi the use of ready-prints
and furnish their readers with a larger
amount of local matter. There are so
many cheap farm journals, magazines,
etc., that the people can get all the
general reading they want from those
sources. Through the dailies they
obtain a chronicle of the world's do
ings from day to day. What they
want in a weekly is local news and
plenty of it. The Chief has always
endeavored to supply this demand and
will in nowise relax its efforts in that
direction henceforth. While it will be
for a time a smaller paper by reason
of the change of form carried into ef
fect this week, it willalso be a cleaner
and better one, and the improvement
ought to more than make up for the
diminution in size. We shall be glad
to have expressions of opinion on the
subject from our readers.
Set-Back for the intercoastal Canal.
The disappointing intelligence comes
from Washington that the board of
army engineers has decided to make
an unfavorable report on the prdject
for the construction by the general
government of an intercoastal canal
which would furnish an uninterrupted
and continuous waterway from the
mouth of the Rio Grande river to the
Mississippi at Donaldsonville.
Capt. Edgar Jadwin, of the corps of
engineers in charge of the river and
harbor work in eastern Texas, inves
tigated the matter very thoroughly
and formed the conclusion that the
proposed canal would prove of great
advantage to the commerce of an ex
tensive area of country, and that its
construction might be readily accom
plished at an expense of something
over $2,000,000. The Texas aud Low
isiana Aes *.aisoe in congress were
united and enthusiastic in support of
the enterprise, and had planned to in
augurate a vigorous campaign in its
favor after the holiday recess, but the
unexpected obstacle interposed by the
adverse action of the board of engi
neers renders the outlook for the canal
anything but encouraging. One de
spatch from the national capital says
that these congressmen will probably
take up the subject with Secretary Taft
and General Mackenzie, chief of engi
neers, and make a strong appeal for
a reversal of the report of the engi
neers' board, while another despatch
states that Representative Garner of
Texas, after an interview with the
board, "regards the project as dead."
It is to be hoped that this pessimistic
view of the matter will not be realized
and that some means will be found of
inducing the government engineers to
look with kindlier eyes on this great
inland waterway scheme, which holds
forth the promise of such material
benefits to the states of Louisiana qpd
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Absolutely
The fault of giving children medicine con
taing inju rous snhtancee is eometimem more
disastrous than the disease from which they
are sffering. Every mother should know that
Obhmberain's CthB Remedy is perftl fe
for obtldre, to aak lteorrt aiaanouaiugas a -
No Bids for the Ferry Lease.
Last Thursday noon was the hour
fixed for the reception and opening of
bids for the river ferry franchise, and
the members of the joint committee of
the police jury and town council were
at the courthouse ahead of time, pre
pared to perform the duty devolving
upon them. They were disappointed,
however, because there was no work for
them to do, as the hour of 12 passed
without bids or bidders putting in an
It was agreed that the police jury
and town council will meet in joint ses
sion on Wednesday, the 9th instant,
at the courthouse, for the purpose of
considering the ferry situation in its
new phase and deciding what can be
done next towards finding a solution
of the troublesome problem..
The sureties of the ferry lessee, who
are operating the steamer Washington
pending the sale and transfer of the
franchise, were hopeful of being able
to relinquish the boat and go out of
the ferry business immediately after
the anticipated adjudication of the
lease on Thursday, and there was
some talk of their letting go whether
any bid was accepted or not, but they
have agreed to continue the operation
of the ferry until next week's joint
conference of the parochial and mu
nicipal authorities shall have deter
min'ed what further steps are to be
taken in the premises.
The chances are that pending the re
advertisement and sale of the fran
chise, the sureties will be permitted to
put the new toarif into effect, which
will probably be a beneficial arrange
ment for At least two reasons: it will
riot only increase the receipts of the
sureties, who are subjected to almost
daily loss under present conditions,
but will afford a practical demonstra
tion of the approximate revenues to
be derived from the lease, thus en
abling possible competitors to bid
more intelligently than if they were
without anything tangible upon which
to base an estimate of the ferry's
earnings. It is reasonable to believe
that the franchise can be made to
yield a profitable return upon the in
vestment with competent and prudent
WE KNOW YOUR WANTS s- 4 WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS
OF CONDITION OF
PEOPLES BANK OF DONALDSONVILLE
DECEMBER 31, 1906
Loans and discounts........ $181,794 57 Capital..................... $30,000 00
Overdrafts ................... 8,051 36 Surplus.................... 10,000 00
Furniture and fixtures....... 5,000 00 Profits................. ... 5,146 99
Sight exchange .............. 74,766 56 Deposits not bearing interest 179,762 23
Cash in vault .............. 16,137 63 j Savings deposits................ 60,840 90
$285,750 12 $285,750 12
OUR FACILITIES FOR HANDLING COLLECTIONS AND OUT OF TOWN
BUSINESS ARE UP.SURPASSED ..... WE INVITE YOUR CONSIDERATION.
management, and we shall be much
surprised if a renewal of the invitation
for proposals fails to elicit several
Lauderdale Plantation Sold to Jacob
The Lauderdale plantation in the
upper portion of the parish of St.
James, belonging to the estate of the
late Bergondy LaPice, was sold last
Saturday to Jacob Lebermuth, presi
dent of the Salsburg Refining Co.,
Ltd., for $52,000, and the place will
hereafter be operated by Mr. Leber
muth for his individual account.
Lauderdale contains nearly 1600 acres
of land, 1000 of which are presently in
cultivation, but a part of the timbered
swamp, amounting to about half a
section, or approximately 320 acres,
was exempted from the sale. The
mules, implements, carts, seed cane,
hay, and the beautiful residence
a lar-. autodern cottage, surrounded
by a lovely grove of live oaks and
bearing pecan trees-all go with the
plantation, and the new proprietor
may be depended on to bring Lauder
dale up to a standard of cultivation
nct exceeded in its palmiest days.
Besides being one of the most success
ful sugar planters in this section of
the state, Mr. Lebermuth is president"
of the Bank of Ascension, an institu
tion that bears the impress of his
marked ability as a financier and bus
Miss Emilla Tureaud, a native of
the parish of St. James, but for many
years past a resident of New Orleans,
died in that city at 10:30 o'clock p. m.
Monday, December 31, aged 67years.
Her remains were brought to Donald
sonville Wednesday forenoon via the
Texas and Pacific Railroad, interment
being made in the family tomb in th
local Catholic cemetery after im
pressive-servierkrt the Church` of the
Sacred Heart. -.js Tureaud was a
member of on f the oldest and most
prominent famitlies in this section of
the state, and the announcement of
her demise will carry lasting sorrow
to the hearts of an exceptloailly wide
*teu of flrlnds and qrftaes.
Waather and Crop Notes.
Local weather and crop conditions
are quite fairly set forth in the sub
joined extracts from this week's As
cension letter to the Louisiana
"With the advent of the new year has
come another spell of mild, almost
summery weather, continuing the re
markable record of a very remarkable
winter. New Year's day was as balmy
as if the calendar was indicating April
instead of January, and Wednesday
was warmer still, only slight exertion
being required to start the perspira
"The Leon Godchaux Company's big
Reserve factory in St. John parish
finished grinding at 5 o'clock in the
afternoon of New Year's day, having
handled 100,100 tons of cane, or about
30,000 less than was ground last sea
son. The sugar product has not yet
been given out, but at the general
average of 140 pounds to the ton of
cane it should go something above
14,000,000 pounds. The cane ground
at Reserve during the campaign just
ended was drawn from a much larger
acreage than was the greater tonnage
handled the preceding season, else the
shortage would have been more con
siderable. The suspension of the Baton
Rouge refinery gave Reserve several
thousand tons of cane that would
otherwise have gone to the former es
"It is stated that the sugar output
of the Belle Alliauce factory, in As
sumption parish, was 2,500,000 pounds
in round figures, which is scarcely
more than a third of the quantity of
sugar made in good years at this fine
house. There are rumors of a proba
ble change of ownership at Belle Alli
ance, but the deal is yet in embryo.
The negotiations were not sought by
the present owners, and if the transfer
is made it will be at a handsome price,
as Belle Alliance is beyond question
one of the most desirable and valua
ble sugar estates in Louisiana, and is
said to be wholly free of encumbrances.
No authoritative statement of the val
uation set by the holders of the prop
erty is being given out, but it is vari
ously estimated at between $200,000
"Manager J. W. Tucker of New
Hope and Ascension plantations, who
came to town Wednesday to attend a
meeting of the board of directors of
the Bank of Donaldsonville, reports
that there- will be no change in the
managerial staff on those places this
year. Several changes have taken
place on the Miles Company's other
places at Burnside and in St. Jnmes,
principal among which is the assign
ment of John Miller to succeed John
L. Ikerd as manager of Orange Grove.
Mr. Miller has heretofore been em
ployed as Manager J. K. Tucker's
assistant on the Armant place in St.
James, and is counted on to give
Orange Grove a first-class managerial
Local Observer Park's weather sum
mary for the month of December shows
that the maxi~nup temperature was 86
degrees, registered on the 1st and 9th,
and the minimum 28 degrees, recorded
on the-24th. On only five days did the
mercury go below 40 degrees-on the
20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th and 25th. A heavy
frost prevailed on the 21st, and a kill
ibg frost on the 24th. The total rain
fall aggregated 1.88 inches, and the
greatest precipitation on any one day
was 66-100 of an inch on the 17th.
Traces of rain were noted on the 6th,
27th and 30th, and there were fogs on
the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 11th. The stage
of the river ranged from 17 to 21.4 feet
above extreme low water mark, the
maximum point for the month having
been reached on the 31st.
C. E. Thiac, a leading sugar planter
and prominent oitizen of the par
CA of Assumption, died at his home
oh Georgie plantation at 9 o'clock
last night, and his remains were laid
to rest in the Catholic cemetery at
Plattenville at 3 o'clock this after
noon. Mr. Thiae, who was a brother
in-law of Mrs. Nicholas LeBlanc, of
this town, is survived by a wife and
several grown children, to whom the
g hy of a boet of freas is . ~
District Court in Session.
Sessions of district court were held
Thursday, yesterday and this morn
ing, with Judge Paul Leche presiding.
Following is a summary of the busi
Will Mason, carrying concealed
weapon; pleaded guilty and fined $100,
with the alternative of 60 days in jail.
Giuseppe Congina vs. Nicolina Geb
bia; dismissed at plaintiff's cost.
North British MercantileAgency vs.
R. N. Sims; fixed for Thursday, Jan
S. Nami vs. Rajah Samaha; mo
tion to dissolve attachment filed and
fixed for argument Monday, January 7.
Foster Creek Lumber Company vs.
Ascension Land and Improvement
Company; re-assignedito January 10.
M. F. Bradford vs. George Bon
nett; fixed for Wednesday, January 9.
Dave Ross vs. John Wilson; ex
ceptions fixed for trial January 7.
Frank P. Lions vs. Mrs. James S.
Webster; fixed for January 10.
Ernest Tureaud vs. John D. Nick
ens et als.; answer filed and case
fixed for January 9.
Gus. Landry vs. Dora Landry, suit
for divorce; judgment for plaintiff.
Miles Planting and Manufacturing
Company vs. Sims & LeBlanc; con
L. E. Bentley et als. vs. Mrs. Remy
Cavalier; tried, argued and taken un
Leon Leeper, Louis Burgia et als.
vs. H. E. Spurgeon; judgment of non
A. E. Ziehme & Company vs. Suc
cession of S. B. Moore; tried contra
dictorily and taken under advisement.
At the conclusion of today's session
court adjourned until 10 o'clock a. m.
The Chief is indebted to Lord &
Thomas, the well-known advertising
agents of Chicago, Ill., and the An
heuser-Busch Brewing Association,
proprietors of the largest and most
popular brewery in the world, for sev
eral cases of "oil of happiness" and
"tonic of health," otherwise known
as Budweiser and Malt-Nutrine, cele
brated products of the mammoth An
heuser-Busch brewery at St. Louis, Mo.
K. of P. Elects Officers.
A special meeting of Kenneth Lodge
No. 41, Knights of Pythias, was held
Sunday afternoon in the general
lodge room of the Masonic Temple, at
which the following officers were
elected for the ensuing year: E. Lang
becker, chancellor commander; Jules
Leumas, vice chancellor; Dr. D. C.
Brumfield, master of work; Fred.
Landry, prelate; J. E. Blum, keeper
of records and seal; Jacob Blum,
master of exchequer; Winm. Pforz
heimer, master of finance; W. A.
Terrio, master-at-arms; Chas. Judice,
inner guard; R. A. Lawless, outer
guard ; Henry Weill, representative;
Dr. D. C. Brumfield, alternate; Dr.
John S. Thibaut, F. B. Lemann and
Fred. Landry, trustees. The installa
tion will take place at the next regular
meeting of the lodge on Thursday,
Theophile Fernandez, father of J.
F. Fernandez, deputy clerk of court
of Ascension parish, died at his home
in Assumption at 6:45 o'clock p. m.
Friday, December 28, at the ripe old
age of 89 years and 3 months. The
funeral took place Saturday afternoon
at 3 o'clock, with services and inter
ment in the Plattenville Catholic
church and cemetery. Mr. Fernandez
was one of the oldest and best known
citizens of the community in which he
lived, and was noted for his genial
personality and kindly disposition.
He is survived by several children
and a large number of grandchildren
and other relatives, to whom The
Chief tenders assurances of sincere
The Chief sympathizes with Mr. and
Mrs. John Varlani, of Smoke Bend,
in the bereavement occasioned by the
death of their baby daughter, Marie
Louise, who passed away Thursday
night after a brief illness, aged- 5
months. The funeral took place at 10
o'clock yesterday forenoon, with serv
ices at the Obkirch of the Sacred Heart
and inte mi the Cghoio come
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Proceedings of the School Board
Donaldsonvtjle, La., Dec. 31, 1906.
The school board of Ascension parish met
this day in special session in the superintend
ent's office, with the following members pres
ont: E. N. Pugh, president; Leon Picard, C. D.
Gondran, A. I. Picard, Adolphe Netter and Ma
thias Rodriguez. Absent: Jno. F. Landry, Dr.
J. T. Bringier and T. W. Cook.
The minutes of the previous meeting were
The committee on purchase of school furni
ture and furnishings for the new high school
building reported having placed an order with
the American Seating Co., of Chicago, Ill., for
570 single desks, 56 rear seats, 16 recitation
seats, 14 teachers' desks, 42 teachers' chairs, 18
library chairs, 1 library table, 1 office desk, 1 of
fice chair, 550 opera chairs for assembly room,
14 book cases and 84 Venetian blinds, for the
sum of 63512.85 f.o.b. Donaldsgnville.
On motion, duly seconded, the action of the
committee was approved.
The committee on teachers' examination sub
mitted the following report, which was ap
Donaldsonville, La., Dec. 31,1906.
Honorable President and Members of the School
Board of Ascension:
Gentlemen-We, your committee on teachers'
examination, beg to report that twelve white
and six colored teachers were examined Dec.
20, 21 and 22. with the following result: White
First grade, W. E. Bohannon, A. J. Moreau,
Misses Dixie R. Hite, Angilene Bowles. Zoo
Lobrano, Flora Shannon and Nana Chunn;
second grade, Misses Sarah M. Bond, Carrie
Wall, Mamie Walker, Emily Rodriguez and
Mrs. Daisy I. Talley. Colored-Third grade,
D. C. Nelson, Allen Stephenson, Joe. A. Reddix,
Lillian Knott, Bettie Planving and Celina
Cutno. Respectfully submitted,
D, B. SHOWALTER,
A. I. PICARD,
J. T. BRINGIER,
The following colored teachers were elected
for the term of six months, to begin Jan. 14:
Elise, Lily Brown; Smoke Bend, E. D. Wright;
Donaldsonville, D. C, Nelson, Florence Tasker
and Magda Slater; Cofield, Allen Stephenson;
Burnside, Lillian Knott; Darrow, Bottle Plan
ving; Mt. Olive, Celina Cutno; Burnette; G. W.
Hamilton; Moore's Bridge, R. H. Butler; Prai
rieville, Emma West.
The following resolntioawas adopted:
Resolved, That the sum of $80 be and the same
iseoreby appropriated in accordance with Li
bra ry Act No. 202 of 1906, being the board's share
to cover the amounts raised by schools and
grades since last meeting as follows: Belle
Helene, $10 sixth grade, Donaldsonville, $10;
fourth grade, Donaldsonville, $10; Fairbanks,
$10; St. AmaRt grammar grades, $101; St. Amant
primary grades, $10; Gonzales grammar grades,
$10; Gonzales primary grades, $10; and that
Miss .anella Lansing, Mrs. Camilla Skoilfeld,
Miss Katie-Bigley, Miss Menidee McLean, Miss
Herminie Nicaud, Miss Paula A. Wuerpel, Miss
Adele Lobrano and Miss Zoe Lobrano, teachers
respectively in the above schools and grades.
be and they are hereby appointed managers of
said libraries. i
The following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That Mr. A. I. Picard be-and be Is
hereby authorized to accept from Dr. J. R.
Fridge, for and on behalf of the school board.
the donation or sale of the Black Bayou school
site in the parish of Ascension.
Mr. Leon Picard was anthorized to purchase
a cistern for the Johnson school.
On motion of Mr. A. I. Picard, Miss Mary
Moore was electedassistant teacher in the Gon
zales school at a salary of $40 per month.
The resignation of James Oevario as local
trustee of the Conway school was accepted and
Joseph Richardson was elected to fill the va
On motion of Mr. C. D. D. Gondran, seconded by
Mr. Leon Picard, the salary of Miss Louise Sa
bra was increased to $50 per month in recogni
tion of long and faithful service in the schools
On motion of Mr. C. D. Gondran, seconded by
Mr. Adolphe Netter, the salary of the saperin
tendent was increased to $1800 per annum, to
take effect Jan. 15.
The secretary was instructed to advertise for
sale proposals for the purchase of the old As.
cension Academy and "Annex" buildings, lo
cated on the school square in Donaldsonville.
The superintendent was requested to call
upon all the teachers to observe in a fitting
manner in the schools throughout the parish
the centennial anniversary of Gen. Robert E.
Lee's birthday, Jan. 19,1907, in accordance with
the proclamation issued by Governor Newton
There being no furtBgr...bus. s, the board
adjourned to-meet Wednesday, Jan. 16,1907.
E, N. PUGH, President.
Superintendent and Secretary.
ACTIVE AGENTS in every parish in Louisi
ana to sell on the installment plan lots
and farms in southwest Texas. Superior oa
portunity for rich returud and for a magnfleeht
investment in a fine, prgressie country, unex
celled for climata.a= withia eas. reach of all.
For ail 5 frtto al e at on to
Orxaave StPt gusts, »la ,dria,.
Every facility of our
store is placed at
¶A request from you
brihgs samples of our
Clothing to your home
by return nmail, or
starts our purchasing
clerk at work in
by fify years of
C. Lazard Co., Ltd.
604-606 Canal Street
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
To Stockholders of the Bank of
Donaldeonville, La., Dec. 8 190.
NOTICE is hereby given to the stockholders
of the Bank of Donaldsonville that the
annual election of a board of directors, com.
posed of eleven members, to serve for the esan.
lug year, will be held at the bank on Wednes
day. Jan. 9, 1907,. at Il o'clock a. in., in accord.
ance with Article IV of the charter.
W. D. PARK, Cashier.
TE WELCOME CAIE -
Railroad Avenue and Iberville Street.
ARGE Bilihard and Pool Room, Mausic all,
Pieture GlaJlery and other facdities for
mousement and convenience of patrons. A
e ioiee supply of Liquors, Cigars, lobaeeo. etc.
THE LEASE on the commodious two-story.
L brick building at the north-easteorner of
Mississippi and Lessard streets, presently oc
cupied by Sam's Saloon, together with all the
bar fixtures and appurtenances contained
therein. Will also self the stock of wines, 11
quora, cigars etc., now on band, if purchaser
to desires. T1e opportunity of a life-time for
some wide-awake man to acquire a well-a
tablished business at a bargain. For further
information apply to or address,
AS BOOKKEEPER, timekeeper or first or
second overseer, for the year 19071 by a
married man thirty-six years of age. Willing
to do the work of both overseers, and can also
make out pa -rolL Am honest, sober and en
ergetic, and always attend strictl to my
duties. Have worked on sugar plantations all
Site, and en furnish excellent references.
Addre, . J. ANTRELLE, Convent, La.
THE WELL-ESTABISHED jewelry store in
the Tobias Block in Railroad avenue, now
occupied by F. Linde. This is the inest stand
in the city for a jewelry store, and a splendid
opportunity is open to any one seeking a desir
able business location. Apply at once to
M. & J. TOBIAS, Donsldsonville, La.
ITOUR ACRES of cultivable land, situated on
a the wemt bank of Bayou Latourche in close
proximity to the Texas and Pacifie Railroad,
Alyd o or address THE CHIRP, Donaldson
ALESMEN to look after oar Interest in As.
cession and adasc uat out sal;ary or
eotminatr Ak* aa.3i/BY~`,$ . L%'