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VOL. XXXVI. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1907. NO. 28
LOCAL IUSINESS DIRECTORY,
HOTELS AND SALOONS.
*2.00 a Day House
*. ROGGE, - - Proprietor.
S. D. G"Ruahno6oI, Day Clerk.
- Wi. Rosae, Night Clerk.
Headquarters for Commercial
a nd Porter to and From all Trains.
P'i mareret Near Wharf,
P. O. Box Toe elephone 0.
TEE W'ET..00M CAPE
Railroad Avenue and Iberbille Street,
LpArd~ stllee, bewend NPcols Room uei and,
Pictrule stlreet Telepthoer f6ilti. o
DRY GOODS. THBOCARI., Etc.
KLINE. corner Crescent Place and Hon
mui stsisip dealer in Dra Goods, Notions,
Boot afnd Brho., Groceries, Provisions, Corn,
D P T. H- AN AoSURGON
Railroad avenue, between Claiborne and Opet
louses streets. Telephone 25.
W1Re. R. D. HANSON,
1J o. r AND LEEIDNOI:
_ _ _ C o rn e t R a ilr eoa d en N ic h olls a v e n u e a n d
PAUL T. THIBODANLX.
oPTICS AND UaIDEmNC:
Missistppi a treet, near Catholie Church.
Oat te d oars: 11 a. m. to 2 Truses
Telephone Tlp. pn m.
flR. CLARENCE GOETTE,
T A DENTIST.
Office in Railroad arenue, adjoining Goette's
Shoe-.tore. Telephone 3.
Corner Railroad and Nicholls avenues,
Purest and freshest of Drugs, Chemicals and
' Patent. Medicines always in stock. Trusses,
Bandages, Soasp, Perfumery, Brushes, Combs,
Smokers' materials, etc. Physicians' prescrip
tions carefully compoundel at all hours, day or
night. Telephone 95-2
'[ RICHARD MELANCON,
Office in Opelousas Street, opposite Courthouse
ATTORNEYS AND NOTARIES
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
Offc, and residence, corner Railroad and Nich
Practices in all the courts of Louisiana, both
State and Federal. Address. P. O. Lock Box $.
( 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.
CALab C. WEBRE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Office in Nicholls avenue, near the Courthouse,
Office in Chetimaches street, opposite Court
CARPENTER AND BUILDECR.
W C. lAZLIP,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER?
All work neatly executed. Plans and estimates
) NAL',SONVILLE NEWS CO., Mrs. L. M.
Turner, Manager. Railroad avenue, op
a site the poqtoffce. News and Illustrated
aprs BRoke, Stationery; Pens. I ft, etc.
a taken for all Leading American
KENNEDY A 'SULLIVAN,
MANUFACTURERS OF MOSS
COLLARS AND PADS
Prices defy competition, with guarantee
of satisfaction or money refunded.
Address: Care Landry & Low
ery Co.. Ltd.,
CONVENT, ST. JAMES PARISH. LA.
are not an experi
vatieu, they asure sccss
frmthe start. Users have no
denbb tt planting nor disap
pointmntas at harveat. Get
Dr. Sheard fIloore
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE
surus ssnt......, Donaldsonville, La.
Iberville Street, near Convent Do ad o vle3a C
Dealer in High-Grade Kentucky Horses Phone 227
IP YOU NEED
We have Long Distance Service and are open
DAY AND NIGHT
865 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
mss mm jti
Mire Cane Cart Loader
The Best, Simplest and Cheapest
Interchangeable Ilule 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 Mutual1
Life Insurance Co.
JOHN R. FELL.
FOURTH FLOOR, MACHECA BUILDING. NEW ORLEANS
R. N. SLATOR, LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE, DONALDSONVILLE, LA.
Everything and Anything I
Ascension Lumber Yard
3.os T. Cafiezo
CLEANs, PAINTS, REPAIRS, PUTS UP AND
Sugarhouse Chimneys, Heavy Ma
chinery, Etc. Satisfaction guaranteed
and charges low. Also maker of best
and cheapest tarpaulins. :: .: :: ::
Rope Splicing a Specialty
She "King" Moss Collars
FIT BETTER-WEAR BETTER-LAST LONGER
Delivered at any station or landing at the following pi lees:
Open Bottom Moss Collars with Canvas Ends, per dozen, $10.8
Plain Moss Collars, - - - " " 7.20
Moss Riding Saddle Pads, - - - " " 16.
Moss Pack Saddle Pads, - - " " 5.
These collars are made by hand from the best selected moss. I have a large stock on
hand and am ready to fil all orders on short notice. Old Moss Collars taken in ex
change for new ones. DENNIS CASSARD. Barton. La.
- V- V V VVV+
Jung & Sons Coal Company
WHOLzSALE AND BETAIL
- PITTSBURG COAL <
325 Carondelet St., New Orleans.
Tugs Whitewater and Emily Jung
COAL FLUKY at PhilGSIm4*U sat~SS Donaa3 v~ill Capt. *% U. tauSSp, Maes
am. omwa at%" o a la aI Tgut
AROUND THE STATE
Items of Interest Culled From th
Big Corporation Formed to Exploit Cadd,
Oil and Gas Fields-Canning Factory
Projected at Independence-Abbe
VIle Wants Fire Prevention
A cotton growers' association wau
organized at Minden.
The federal government is anxioui
to secure men from this state to enter
the railway mail service.
The Broussard Cotton Oil Mill Com
pany, Ltd., was organized at Brous
sard with a capital stock of $40,000.
The tri-annual convention of the
Association of American Railway Ac
counting Officers was held at New Or
Travelers entering Louisiana an
nounce that forest fires are destroying
considerable timber in adjoining
Experiments in grass culture will be
made at Algiers under the supervision
of the United States department of
A company with a capital stock of
$100,000 is being organized at Shrove
port and will build a twenty-mile au
Dr. W. E. Hawkins, of St. Landry
parish, sold 2000 acres of pine lands
to the Crowell & Spencer Lumber Co.,
of Alexandria, for a consideration of
The first annual convention of the
Society of Southern Florists and
Horticulturists was held at New Or
leans and proved successful in every
The Louisiana anti-tuberculosis
league accepted the tender of a tract
)f land in St. Tammany parish and
will establish a sanitarium for con
A company has been formed at In
dependence to build and operate a
first-class fruit and vegetable canning
factory. The enterprise is backed by
The national house of representa
tives passed a bill permitting the Lou
isiana and Arkansas Railroad to build
a bridge across Bayou Bartholomew,
in Morehouse parish.
The store of Durio & Martin and
the adjoining residence of Mrs. Louis
Rogers, at Arnaudville, St. Landry
parish, were destroyed by fire, entail
ing a loss of about $35,000.
The farmers and business men of
Iowa, a thriving town in the south
western portion of the state, recently
organized a telephone company and
are now engaged in installing the
The Citizens' Oil and Pipe Line
Company, of Shreveport, has been
absorbed by the Caddo Oil and Gas
Company, incorporated under the laws
of West Virginia with a capital stock
e Ozone Lumber Company, Ltd.,
is erecting a sawmill at Verda which
will have a capacity of 75,000 feet
daily. The company recently pur
chased $400,000 worth of pine timber
in the vicinity of Verda.
The town council of Abbeville
adopted a resolution petitioning the
representatives of Vermilion parish in
the state legislature to exert their ut
most endeavor to have the Louisiana
Fire Prevention Bureau abolished.
Alexandria taxpayers voted unan
imously in favor of the proposition to
issue bonds to the amount of $55,000
for the purpose of erecting a city hall
and extending the sewerage, water
works and electric light systems.
The steamboat Red River sprang a
leak while being loaded with cotton at
Alexandria and sank in twenty-five
feet of water. Her cargo consisted of
nearly a thousand bales of cotton,
practically all of which has been re
At a meeting of the male members
of the congregation of St. Joseph's
Catholic church, at Marksville, over
$10,000 was subscribed to the fund be
ing raised for the purpose of building
a new brick church, to cost about
The Opelousas progressive league
has undertaken the work of securing
a bonus of $3000 from the business men
of that city, which will be used in
purchasing a site for a large sawmill
it is proposed to erect at or near
Opelousas within the near future.
A series of entertainments will be
given at Shreveport during the coming
summer with a view to raising ad
ditional funds for the Louisiana State
Fair Association, and among the at
tractions proposed is a lecture by Sen
ator Ben. Tillman of South Carolina.
Louis Davis, a prominent wholesale
liquor dealer of Shreveport, filed
a suit against the Wells-Fargo Ex
press Company in the federal court at
that place, the object of which is to
test the constitutionality of the Texas
law prohibiting express companies
from delivering c. o. d. whiskey pack
ages without paying a tax of $5000 in
Chas. W. Moore, a machinist of Ford City.
Pa., had his hand frightfully burned in an
electrical furnace. He applied Jucklan's Ar
nica Salve with the usual result: "a quick and
perfect cure." Greatest healer an earth for
bS. w.oene, eavores, sesema and piles. Ue at
your tongue to
and look in the glass--you will see the efeett
You can't help puckering--it makes you pucker
to think of tasting it.
By the use of so called cheap Baking
rPow'ers yourtake this' puckering, injurious Alum
right into your system--you injure digestion
an4 cwn your, stomnach;
s tis alefromn pure, refined Grape Cream of Tartar-Costsorj
thaAluabut- you-have the profit of quality, the profit of god health
The Use of Lime and Sulphur as Clarifying
Agents Not Prejudicial to the
Health of Consumers.
The subjoined extract from the re
port of the February meeting of the
Louisiana Sugar Planters' Associa
tion, as published in last week's issue
of the Louisiana Planter, will be read
with interest by all producers and
consumers of and dealers in domestic
"President McCall said that the first
business before the meeting would be
the reading of the report made by
Prof. R. E. Blouin and D. D. Colcock'
who recently mane an additional trip
to Washingtbn as delegates from the
Louisiana Sugar Planters' Associa
tion and the Louisiana. Sugar and
Rice Exchange, respectively, to make
a further effort to get some satisfac
tory ruling concerning the use of sul
phur, etc., in the manufacture of sugar
and molasses as affected by the pure
food law. The report of Messrs.
Blouin and Colcock iyas as follows:
AUDUBON PARK, I
New Orleans, La., January 29, 1907. 5
Hon. Henry McCall, President, Louisiana Sugar
Planters' Association, New Orleans. La.
Dear Sir-As members of the com
mittee appointed at the joint conference
of the Louisiana Sugar Planters' As
sociation, the Louisiana Sugar and
Rice Exchange and the National Mo
lasses Refiners' Association, we beg
to submit to you the following as the
result of our mission to Washington,
First, we called upon Mr. Wads
worth, chairman of the agricultural
committee of the house of representa
tives, and presented our case and he
told us that he considered that we had
an imuregnable case.
After this we had an interview with
the secretary of agriculture, Hon.
James Wilson, and Dr. Harvey W.
Wiley, chief chemist of the department
of agriculture. At this interview
we presented and contended for our
claims for the use of sulphur as at
present used in the manufacture of
syrups, sugars and molasses in Louis
iana. Congressman Broussard, in
whose hands we were, presented this
rase very ably and numerous questions
were propounded to the various mem
bers of the committee.
The secretary requested Congress
man Broussard to prepare a brief
covering the details of this interview,
and stated that at some future date
the whole matter would be considered
and a ruling would be given.
After this interview we arranged for
another interview with the other two
secretaries who have charge of the en
forcement of the pure food law, and as
we had already appeared before the
secretary of agriculture he did not
deem his presence necessary at that
time. The interview with Secretaries
Shaw and Strauss was rather short
and brief, and unsatisfactory.
After this, affairs as we had left
them were fully gone over with Con
gressman Broussard, and he promised
-to look after and conduct a continu
ance of our demands for justice and
equity under the ruling of this law in
Washington, and we assure you that
this has been left in able and com
petent bands, the committee having
provided Congressman Broussard
with the data and details necessary
for the continuance of onu efforts.
Since returning, we have deemed it
expedient to solicit your aid and good
offices in requesting the state board of
health, of which Dr. Irion 1. president,
to conduct a series of experiments
along the pathological, physiological
and chemical bases as to the benefits
derived from the consumption of our
syrups and molasses resulting from
the use of lime and sulphur as clarify
lug agents, and we earnestly request
that you, in your official capacity,
bring thisematter up before Lr. Irion
and seek the aid of the state board of
cousmase em 3ash oag.
THE WORLD'S NEWS.
Flashes of the Telegraph Wires From
Near and Far.
Ten Million Persons Facing Death by
Starvation in China-Italian Govern
ment to Restrict Emigration from
that Country-Disastrous Mine
Accident ip Mexico.
The governor of Baku, Russia, was
Ten million persons are said to be
facing death by starvationin northern
Property valued at $150,000 was de
stroyed by fire at Pine Bluff, Ark.
One life was lost.
The salary of the British ambassa
dor at Washington, D. C., has been
increased to $50,000 per annum.
French financial interests are pre
paring to wage a bitter fight against
the government's proposed income tax
Plans for the establishment of a per
manent army post at Guantanamo,
Cuba, were submitted to the federal
Owing to a marked decrease in pop
ulation, the Italian government has
decided to restrict emigration from
Fire, in the Cramp shipyards at
Philadelphia, Pa., destroyed the pat
terns of several battleships, causing a
loss of $100.000.
Nearly sixty men were killed and
twelve injured as the result of an ex
plosion of gas in a coal mine at Las
A forest fire is waging in the gov
ernment's 100,000-acre forest reserva
tion in the Wichita mountains of
Twenty persons were killed and 145
others injured in a wreck on the Nev
York Central Railroad near Wood
lawn Road, New York city.
The interstate commerce commission
is considering the question of institu
ting criminal proceedings against E.
H. Harriman for alleged violation of
the Sherman anti-trust law.
An anti-British demonstration oc
curred at Lahore, India, following the
conviction of the proprietor and editor
of a native newspaper on the charge
of stirring up hatred against the En
Alexis Alladin, leader of the peas
ant party in the Russian douma, ar
rived at New York and will make a
tour of the United States, delivering
lectures In the cause of freedom in
A score of woman suffragists who
were arrested at London, England,
for creating a disturbance in the vi
cinity of the house of commons, elected
to go to prison rather than pay thd
The governor of Texas issued a req.
ulsition on the governor of Missouri
for the extradition of H. Clay Pierce,
the oil magnate, who is wanted In
Texas to answer to a charge of mak
ing false affidavits.
General Kuropatkin's history of the
Russo-Japanese war, which was sup-.
pressed by the Ruselan government,
has been published in Europe. It oo#
tales a galling indictment of Rassias
high officials, and mercllsely critiolses
the men and measures that brought
about Ruesla's rashtag deseut.
NEW ORLEANS LETTER.
A Poreign Doctor's Tatssle with American
Slang-S8tate Fair Advocated-Brooke's
Band Gone-Miscellaneons Matters.
New Orleans, La., Feb. 20, 1907.
Staff Correspondence of The Chief.
Among the prominent carnival visi
tors to New Orleans was a distin
guished physician from Carlsbad, a
speaker of twenty languages, a sur
geon in the Austrian army and erst
while physician to the late shah of
Persia. This bright particular man
of medicine, a Hungarian by birth,
speaks English fluently and well, and
with a thoroughly engaging accent,
but alas! and alas! again, in his effort
to master that most difficult (to the
foreigner) of all human languages
American slang-his unpracticed
tongue surely and beyond a doubt met
its first but unquestioned Waterloo.
"Mees Bantlay," he said to me, "I
am of a compleet deesgost with your
offecials of the postoffeece. I vish I
could tell them to 22! Thees morning
they inform me that no mail eea there
for me. 'lmposseeble,' I say, 'and
reedeeculous.' Vell, they can take a
back chair. No more today vill I for
mail snake enquiry, not on a tin-type
of your life!" Another time during
the course of a conversation he re
marked: "I vould not for the vorld
have a young lady sink I am an
oyster." "An oyster?" I repeated,
necessarily bewildered; then quite sud
denly an illuminating thought struck
me. "Oh, no, Doctor," I explained.
"you mean a LOBSTER." "Veil,
perhaps I do," he admitted, "an oys
ter or a lobster, whichever is that
terrible slang of your country, but so
far as I can see, a fish Is a fsh.W Once
he asked me what I thought of him
and I said laughingly: "Why, I just
think you're ripping, doctor!" In
stantly he grabbed his coat in a panic.
"Oh, my goodness' sake?" he cried,
"Vere?" When I had explained to
him at length the meanlr~g of "rip.
ping," he let a little pause ensue,
then observed gravely and with a
childlike smile that is characteristic:
"Mees Bantlay, I, also, sink you are
Col. Martin F. Taylor, a former
Louisianian, but now a foremost busi
ness man and prominent distiller of
Kentucky, who Is registered at the St.
Charles Hotel, declares that what
Louisiana needs is an annual state
fair to exploit her enoruoous agricul
Carl Wedderin, one of the best.
known accountants in the south, died
here Friday night of last week.
Julian D. Payne, a leading insur
ance man and senior partner in the
firm of Marshall J. Smith '& Co.,
general' insurance agents, died very
suddenly Friday morning as a result
Brooke's Chicago Marine Band
closed ite first New Orleans season at
the Brook. Winter Garden-in Barpnne
street last Sunday-night. The summer
opera season as the garden will be
opened about April lb.
Monday evening the forty-sixth an
niversary of the Inauguration of Jef
ferson Davis as presidens of the Con
federate states was appropriately eele
bsated at Memorial Hail under the
ansplees of the Jefferson Davis Me
mortal Association. It was resolved
to erect in New Orleans a monument to
the first and only president of the Con
federacy, and to celebrate the centen
nialofl his birth Ino 190 B,