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VOL. XXXVI. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., LA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1907. NO. 26
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LUGAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
HOTELS AND SALOONS
82.00 a Day House
U. ROGGE, - - Proprietor.
8. D. GIANEL.oNx, Day Clerk.
Wx. RoOeG, Night Clerk.
Headquarters for Commercial
Btus and Porter to and From all Trains.
Mississippi Street, Near Wharf,
DO JALDSONVILLE, LOUaSIANA.
P. O. Box 76. Telephone 80.
DRY GOODS, OROCE:HRIE, ittc.
C. KLINE, corner C rescent Place and Hon
. o mas street, dealer in Dry Goods, Notions,
Boots and Shoes, Groceries, Provisions, Corn,
Oats and Bran.
E. K. SIMS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office in Hooms. street, adjoining the Ascension
Club. Telephone 0o,
DR. T. H. HANSON.
Railroad avenue, between Claiborne and Ope
lousas streets. Telephone 240.
DR. J. D. HANSON.
oFrIOl AND 3EBIDENOZ:
Lessard street, between Nicholls avenue and
Iberville street. Telephone 54.
Dl. 'PAUL T. THIBODAUX.
OT1CAM AND E.REIDENCE:
Mississippi street, near Catholic Church.
Office Hours: U1 a. m. to 2 p. m.
CB. CLARENCE GOETTE,
Office in Railroad avenue, adjoining Goette's
Shoe Store. Telephone 386.
Corner Railroad and Nicholls avenues,
Pnrest and freshest of Drugs, Chemicals and
Patent Medicines always in stock. Trusses,
Bandages, Soaps, Perfumery, Brushes, Combs,
Smokers' materials, etc. Physicians' prescrip
tions carefoully compoundel at all hours, day or
night. Telephone 15.2
e RICHARD MELANCON,
Ofice in Opelousas Street, opposite Courthouse
ATTORNEYS AND NOTARIES
N K. FOOTE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
OfCce with R. J. Chauvin, in Railroad avenue,
opposite Ascension High School.
B J. VEGA,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
OCace with B. MeCulloh, corner Railroad and
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
OfBo and residence, corner Railroad and Nich
Practices in all the courts of Louisiana, both
State-and Federal. Address, P. O. Lock Box S.
G A. ONDRAN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
District Attorney Twenty-seventh Judicial
District. Office in Nicholls avenue, opposite
Courtbdaes Prompt attention paid to collec
.-ons and civil business.
IALEDB C. WEBER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Ofice in Nicholls avenue, near the Courthouse,
Rý N. SIMS,
Offce in Uhetimeches street, oppoeste Court.
qA.PEETER AND BUILDER.
W , .ABLIP,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
All work neatly executed. Plans and estimates
D ONALDSONVILLE NEWS CO., Mrs. L. R.
Tasaer, Manager. Railroad avenue, op
posits the posto.ee. News and Illustrated
-soes,-ookd, Stationery. Pens, Ink, etc.
Snbeaiptions taken for all Leading American
SVEDT A SULLIVAN,
MANUFACTURERS OF MOSS
COLLARS AND PADS
Priem defy competition, with guarantee
of satsfaction or money refunded.
Adidess: Care Landry & Low
ery Co., Ltd.,
Axle Grease, Lye. Soaps.
"ask Books. Ruttr ahe,
Eremie Eit Jars.ob lets
k *aldcS rerscee, alvanisedware.,
Hamnmocks, Ice Chests,
M,, p aper p ,
Padtcoks, Rope. Refrigerators,
"Isse pon tosg Psais
.j £ Morris Co., Ltd.,
M&~68I* TOiresUUp~ ioiJG.r s~abe4
; aivMV nsrgag& A1.
Dr. Sheard floore
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE- Donaldsonville, a
Ibervllle Street, near Convent
Dealer in High-Grade Kentucky Horses :: Phone 227
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IF YOU NEED
We have Long Distance Service and are open
DAY AND NIGHT
365 days in the year. 24 hours out of 24
We can supply you from our stock with anything in
MILL. SUPPLIES MACHINERY
STEAM GOODS HARDWARE, ETC.
and our Hobby is Prompt Shipment
WOODWARD, WIGHT cd CO.,
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Mire Cane Cart Loader
The Best, Simplest and Cheapest
Interchangeable liule and Gasoline Power
Strong, Durable and Efficient
Boom Swings Automatically
Grapple Controlled from Platform and
Automatic in Operation
Third Successful Season in the Field
Prices and Full Particulars Upon Application
J. C. Mire Implement Co., Ltd.
210 South Peters Street - - New Orleans, La.
ESTABLISHED 1847 PURELY MUTUAL
The Penn Mutgil
Life Insurance Co.
JOHN R. FELL
FOURTH FLOOR, MACHECA BUILDING, NEW ORLEANS
R. N. SLATOR, LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE. DONALDSONVILLE, LA.
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Everything and Anything
Ascension Lumber Yard
Jos. T. Cafiero
CLEANS, PanaT, REPAIRS, PUTS UP AND
Sugarhouse Chimneys, Heavy Ma
chinery, Etc. Satisfaction guaranteed
and charges low. Also maker of best
and cheapest tarpaulins. :: :: :: ::
Rope Splicirg a Specialty
Abe "King" Moss Collars ,
FIT BETTER-WEAR BETTER-LAST LONGER
Delivered at any station or landing at the following pi iees:
Open Bottom Moss Collars with Canvas Ends, per dozen, $10.8
Plain Moss Collars, - - - " " 7.20
S Moss Riding Saddle Pads, - - " " 15.
_ Moss Pack Saddle Pads, - - " " 6
These collars are made by band from the beat selected moss. I have a large stock on 1
band and am ready to fll aLl orders on habort notice. Old Moes Collars taken in ex.
change for new ones. DENNIS CASSARD. Barton. La.
unsg & Sons Coal Oompany
WHoxLEsaIE. An .IrL
> PITTSBURG COAL
325 Carondelet St., New Orleans.
Tugs Whitewater and Emily Jung
COAL fLEW at Pbildslpha Peot, near iDeaaldtaolle, Capt. B. tn, Mg as
Pt. speaL atteant to Suar and Siae Phiana.' freers
AROUND THE STATE.
Items of Interest Culled From the
Catholic Church at Brusly Landing De
stroyed by Fire--Mortality Statistics
of Covington Show Remarkably
Low Death Rate-Aged
A business league was organized at
Louisiana acquired 134 immigrants
during the past month.
Dinah Harris, an aged negress, was
burned to death in her cabin at Che
Traffic was inaugurated over the
Opelousas, Gulf and Northeastern
A plant for the manufacture of ar
tificial teeth will shortly be established
at New Orleans.
State Senator C. H. Teal suggests
caterpillars as a remedy for the cotton
The Catholic church at Brusly Land
ing was destroyed by fire, entailing a
loss of $25,000.
A stock company will be organized
at Monroe for the purpose of erecting
a modern hotel.
James Ford, a negro, was struck by
an electric street car at Shreveport
and instantly killed.
The receipts of the state of Louisi
) fuo tI oInP UtI bo JUIUaLI 17UIS1
ana for the month of January, 1907,
Five hundred crates of Louisiana
strawberries have been received at
Chicago so far this season.
Principals of high schools located
in the southwestern part of the state
met in annual conference at Lafayette.
David Devall purchased John P.
Hogan's Cypress Hall plantation near
Port Allen, West Baton Rouge parish,
Three Norwegian brides-elect ar
rived at New Orleans on the steam
ship H. T. Inge and will be wedded in
Assignment of salaries by municipal
employees was declared by the state
supreme court to be against public
policy and illegal.
The corner-stone of the Odd Fellows'
Home in course of erection at Crowley
will be laid with appropriate cere
monies on March-6.
In a shooting affray at Ulysses Hi
mel's store near Labadieville, Ozeme
Henry killed Frank- White and
wounded two other negroes.
The annual meeting of the Inter
scholastic Athletic and Oratorical As
sociation of Southwest Louisiana will
be held at Lafayette Saturday, April
George Nobles, a native of London,
England, aged 45 years, was run over
and killed by a switch engine on the
Mississippi Valley Railroad at Wil
The North Louisiana Cotton Plant
ers' Association, in session at Shreve
port, resolved to "never again submit
to the 'other fellow' pricing our pro
Fire at Minden destroyed the old
Methodist church and damaged the
handsome new brick church now near
ing completion. The loss will not
Dr. C. Z. Williams, health officer of
Covington, is authority for the state- 1
ment" that the death rate of that town
for the year 1906 was only 9.33 per
Work on the canning factory pres
ently in course of construction at Ken
ner is progressing favorably, and it is
expected that the plant will be in oper
ation by April 1.
The Hammond Real Estate and In
vestment Company has sold its large
tract of timber land in Livingston
parish to a syndicate of Chicago and
The Central Louisiana Oil and Min
eral Development Company, which is i
boring for oil near Pineville, reports i
that at a depth of 1060 feet the drill i
struck a vein of iron ore of fine quality. ,
Three white boys who had been ex- i
pelled from the public school at Lut
cher by order of the parish superin
tendent grossly insulted the lady
teachers of the school and murder
ously assaulted Prof. J. C. Cole.
J. J. Snook, a prominent banker of
Jackson, Miss., visited Shreveport t
for the purpose of conferring with the
mayor and other citizens relative to a
proposition to establish at that place i
a bank capitalized at $300,000.
Senator Murphy J. Foster intro- d
duced an amendment to the national
rivers and harbors bill providing for ii
the construction of that section of the
proposed intercoastal canal extending i
from the Mermentau river to-.the Sa
The case of the state vs. Douglas
Thigpen, charged with the murder of d
Hundley Williams, was nolle prossed 8
by the di trict attorney after a motion a
for a ch ge of venue had been argued p
and oveuled in the district court at f
A sh .ng affray occurred at a s
dance at .e home of Ernest Fruge, in
St. Landry parish, during the course
of which Mess Fontenot was instantly t
killed, Levy Fontenot, his brother,
probably fatally wounded, and Sos d
thene Brown, a bystander, slightly
NEW INSURANCE RATING.
Secretary of Louisiana Fire Prevention
Bureau Announces Result of Recent
Teat of Local Waterworks System.
Classification Changed from
Third to Second, with De
ficient Fire Department.
As previously noted in the columns
of this paper, a very satisfactory test
of the loca' waterworks system was
conducted Thursday afternoon, Jan.
3, in the presence of Sol. K. Blood
worth and Morris D. Pierce, officials
connected with the Louisiana Fire
Prevention Bureau, of New Orleans.
The result of the test, together with
other information required in fixing
insuranceclassifications and schedules,
is set forth in the following report
submitted to the fire prevention bureau
by Secretary Bloodworth under date
of Jan. 26, 1907:
Donaldsonville, the parish seat of
Ascension parish, La., is located
in the southern part of the state, on
the Mississippi river, covers an area
of about three-fourths of a square mile
and has a population of about 5000.
The town is located in a comparatively
level agricultural community the prin
cipal product of which is sugar. The
prevailing winds are from the north
in winter and from the south in sum
Streets-The streets throughout the
town are regularly and well laid out
and are of an average width of 60 feet,
both in the mercantile and dwelling
districts. In all there are about twelve
miles of streets. Contract has been
let and work is now being done on
paving one and three-quarter miles of
streets which will cover the entire
mercantile section and give one paved
street the full length of the town. The
soil is sandy loani and does not get
extremely heavy in wet weather. The
streets are well worked by the town
authorities and are maintained in good
condition. It was stated to the in
spector that the paving now being put
down would be completed in sixty
Buildings-The buildings in the mer
cantile section are one an _ o stories,
about evenly divided beTween brick
and frame, and generally have metal,
slate or composition roofs. The build
ings are of the usual type of joisted
construction with various interior
finish, including lath and plaster and
wood sheathing. The majority of the
division walls between the brick build
ings are party walls, but a number of
cases where independent walls were
built were noted. The division walls
as a whole are fairly well parapetted.
As a rule the rear and side wall open
ings are unprotected. Some few build
ings have been provided with shutters
on exposed openings and while they
are not fully standard, they are con
sidered as being of considerable value.
In the dwelling and residence sec
tions the buildings are one and one
and a half stories high, of frame, and
have shingle roofs.
There is practically no manufactur
Conflagration hazard-The principal
mercantile section is considered as be
ing fairly well divided by streets and
under normal conditions the conflagra
tion hazard is not considered as seri
ous. There are, however, adjacent to
the mercantile section a large number
of frame buildings, including some ex
treme area frame livery stables, which,
under unfavorable conditions, would
greatly endanger this section of the
town. In the dwelling sections it is
not considered that a conflagration
hazard exists, the buildings for the
most part being well detached.
Fire limits-Fire limits are estab
lished by ordinance covering the area
extending one-half block from both the
north and south sides of Mississippi
street and the east and west sides of
Railroad avenue, inside the corporate
limits. This ordinance prohibits the
erection of other than brick, stone, or
fire-proof buildings, with metal, slate,
or composition roofs, inside the fire
limits, except that buildings to be oc
cupied exclusively as dwellings may
be erected of frame, providing stan
dard roofs are put on. Frame metal
clad buildings are not considered as
being fire-proof under this ordinance.
It was stated to the inspector by the
mayor that in the event of damage to
frame buildings inside the fire limits
they could not be repaired unless oc
cupied as dwellings. There are a
g`reat many frame mercantile buildings
in the fire limits.
Building laws-There are no or
dinances governing the construction
of buildings nor is there a building
Electrical ordinance-There is an
ordinance governing the installation
of electrical systems of all descrip
tions, which ordinance embodies the
National Electric Code. The city
does all its own wiring under the
supervision of the city electrician and
all private work done by outside
parties is inspected by the city elec
trician before current is turned on.
It was stated that the electrical In
stallations are being brought up to
a good standard and as a whole the
town is fairly well wired.
Other ordinances-There is no or
dinance governing the handling of
Ctlea . i * Paag
STHE WORLD'S NEWS.
Flashes of the Telegraph Wires From
Near and Far.
Plot to Assassinate the Czar of Russal
Frustrated - Battleship Oregon to
be Modernlsed-Alleged Theatri.
cal Trust Indited-fPuble
Property valued at $250,000 was de
stroyed by fire at Harrisburg, Pa.
The famous battleship Oregon is to
be modernized at a cost of $1,000,000.
A plot to assassinate the czar of
Russia was discovered at St. Peters.
A woman and two children were
frozen to death at Grand Rapids,
Eight persons were killed and four
teen injured in a snowslide near
The anti-dynastic uprising in cen
tral China is reported to be growing
Severe earthquake shocks were ex
perienced at Highland and Greenville,
A fight occurred in Nicaraguan ter
ritory between Nicaraguan and Hon
The New York grand jury returned
an indictment against the alleged
Sir Michael Foster, a member of
the British parliament, died suddenly
at his home in London.
At Pittsburg, Pa., an unsuccessful
attempt was made to lynch a negro
who attacked a white boy.
Thirty-seven miners lost their lives
as the result of an explosion in a coal
mine near Elkins, W. Va.
The bookkeeping system of the
United States treasury department is
being revised and improved.
Capt. George J. Grammer, vice
president of the New York Central
Railroad, died at Chicago.
Mrs. Jacob P. Gallinger, wife of
Senator Gallinger of New Hampshire,
died suddenly at Washington.
Major Austin Cushman, organizer I
of the Grand Army of the Republic,
dropped dead at Boston, Mass.
The New Jersey legislature elected I
Frank O. Briggs United States sen
ator to succeed John F. Drydqp. -
Isaac M. Hutchinson, a prominent i
American manufacturer of Mexico I
City, died at San Antonio, Texas. C
The various companies comprising I
the Illinois state national guard will e
be recruited to maximum strength.
The dispute between the Southern
Paciflic Railroad and .: firemen in c
its employ was settled by arbitraM.i ~
SauL emp uy was aIutWUu Dy ar uIarci
A bill providing capital pwlshbient
for burglary and highway robbery
was introduced in the Illinois legip l
The appointment of two fqrmer in
surgent generals to government posi
tions in Cuba caused much adverse
Capt. Richmond .P. Hoabsine,
noted American lecturer, expressed
the opinion that war with Japan is
The American Periodical Publish
ers' Association will fight the pro
posed changes in second-class mail
The sultan of Turkey appointed a
commission to i$ tgate charges
against Fehmi Pasha, chief of
palace secret service.
The Michigan legislature elected
William ;lden Smith United States
senator from that state to succeed the
late Russell A. Alger.
Returns from the Russian provincial
elections indicate that a considerable
number of Social Democrats and rev
olutionists have been successful.
Lady Dorothy Cnthbert was acci
dentally shot and killed by her hus
band while hunting pheasants at
Beaufront Castle, Northumberland.
The upper house of the Color
general assembly placed itself
record as favoring the election of
United States senators by direct vote
of the people.
The New York board of health
added a section to the sanitary code
prohibiting the sale of cocaine in eam
bination with other substances rxcept
when prescribed by a physician.
The monthly statement of the public
debt shows that at the close of busi
ness Jan. 31, 1907, the total debt, less
cash in the treasury, amounted to
8927,441,200, a decrease of $7,629,271.
A deputy sheriff prevented a fight
between United States Senator J. W.
Bailey and a witness during the legis
lative investigation of the charges
against Senator Bailey at Austin,
Gen. Luis Mats y Illas,.governor of
Caracas, was assassinated by acrowd
of intoxicated partisans of the first
vice president of the republic. Do
mingo Carvajal was named to succeed
Gen. tllas, but died of heart failure'
upon being told of his appointment.
Lackiest Man is Arkanasa.
l'in the luckiest man in Arksnas," writes
H. L, Stanlreof Brack "sines the restorstio
o r wife's health ater fve rae of et sot
ofs coughing and bleeding from the luass; and
I owe m), good fasten. to the wevdigurraatest
medicine, Dr. King'. New Dihcover tot Con
sumption, which I know im x will
improved with ySat bottle and twelve o
conpieated theeCssa." Cuatrss the- woise
and oldsM or aonerrfunded. At J.Lui Saab
dmgght SOskdt ihobQ e bss
NEW ORLEANS LETTER.
Precoeious Youngster Jolts Minister,
Carnival Visitors and Decorations
in Evidence - French Opera
Company Completes Ten
New Orleans. La., Feb. 6, 1907.
Staff Correspondence of The Chief.
Katharine is three years old and
lives in First street. Besides being the
sweetest bunch of blonde babyhood
that ever opened sunny eyes in this
gray old world, she is precocious
enough to make far older youngsters
sit up and take notice. Recently she
had a severe attack of indigestion,
which is the only illness of any conse
quence that has come within the knowl
edge of her small years. A minister
who was calling at the family resi
dence the other afternoon probably
got the jolt of his life when he said to
her: "Katharine, do, you know how
the good Lord died?" "No, sir, I
don't," replied Kathrline, gravely,
"but I fink it mus' o' been fwom nu
Carnival visitors are beginning to
pour into the city, decorations are
going up everywhere, Canal street is
obstructed with the usual net-work of
scaffolding and piled-up lumber, and
in every way the old town is preparing
!or its annual plunge into the Mardi
Cras festivities. From present indi
"atigps the weather promises to be
ideal, (I assure those readers of The
thief who happen to be. superstitious
hat for my own peace of mind I am
ouchini wood). and if the man above
FuunAuIg wUouu, Uou 11U o I Musu ovU
only sees to it that the weather Leeps
its promise, carnival this year will be
more than ever a thing of beauty and
a joy-for a season.
At a ieeting of the Council of Jew
ish Women held in the assembly hall
of the Newman Manual Training
School, Dr. Sidney K. Siddbn lectured
on "The Warfare Against Tuberculo
The Congress Construction Company
submitted the only bid for the erectign
of the annex to City Hall, It was dA
clared informal, however, and not
opened. The unsatisfactory character
of the provisiFp made in the ordinance
for payment for the work is given in
explanatiou of the fact that there were
no other bids received.
W. S. Parkerson was elected presi
dent of the Louisiana Bar Association
at the annual meeting of that body
held In Judge Ellis' courtroom at the
civil district court this week. E. H.
Randolph,- of Shreveport, ws re
elected vipy esident, -and W. S.
Benedict wte-elected secretary.
The. Sau trlq Operkt Company
eompleted *o .we.eks' entagement at
the French opera house last Saturday
night and left Sunday on a special
brain for St. Louis. The artists de
dlared themselves charmed with New
Drleans and expresed a desire to
sing here again.
During the summer months high
:Iass comic opera will be presented at
Brooke's Winter Garden under the
lireetion of Preston Brooke, leader of
he famnas Chicago Marine Band at
present filling an engagement at the
Barden. Mr. Brooke will leave for
.ew York early in March to perfect
be organization of his company.
Colonel M. L. Costley was elected
tesident of the Confederate Cav
try Association, Louisiana Divis
onh Camp 1o. 9, Ualted.Confederate
v wursaUs, ae Is Wuzar monumy mesa*
lug held in Memiorial Hall Monday
Rev. Father William Joseph bib
boos, one of the assistant priests of
the Marist ord.r at the Church of the
Holy Name of Mary in Algiers, died
* oter Dles last Saturday. morning.
party of eleven millionaires
capitalists, bankers and directors of
the United Fruit Company-spent Fri
day night of last week in New Orleans
as the guests of Andrew W. Preston,
president of the Company. The party
left the following day for a 3000-mile
cruise in the Gulf of Mexico and the
It has been announced that Tulane
law students will hereafter be required
to pass an auhakination before the
committee of the Louisiana Bar As
sociation before being granted certift
cates to practice.
The City Bank and Trust Company,
New Orleans' first day and night bank,
has withdrawn by request from the
New Orleans Clearing House Associa
-ion, as the new Institution violated
the assoolation's regulations by
arranging to keep open after regular
At the regular monthly meeting of
the Woman's League, N. O. Nelson
delivered an interesting address on
"Co-operative Manufactuoring," and
Miss Jean Gordon spoke on "Factory
Inspection." E. B.
have sed the tet ow evqe r
3 ar Sowers, make them the si"t
wbere soetl by alt d'ý
epse ir efraeee os requst,
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