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The Donaldsonville Chief
Team & Paoito Railway
PASSENGER TRAINS GOING CAST.
No. 52 Cannon hall ..................5:59 A. U
No. 54, New Orleans mail ..............256 P. Y.
No. 56. Accommodation................8:47 A. Y,
PASSENGER TRAINS GO011 WEST.
No. 01, Texas fast mail............ :55 P. U.
No. 53, Texas express.............11:35 A. B.
No. 55, Accommodation...............6:55 P.U.
No. 63, Leaves forThibodanx...... ....6:55 P. U.
No. 64. Arrives from Thibodaux......8:40 A. U.
No. 65, Leaves for Thibodaux........ 11:40 A. U.
'lo. 66, Arrives from Thibodaux ......3 :00 P. N.
No. 94, Arrives from Napoleonville ....8:40 A. m.
No. 95, Leaves for Napoleonville......11:40 A. U.
No. 96. Arrives from Napoleonville.....3:00 P. U.
No. 96, Leaves for Napoleonville.......6:55 P. K.
Local freight trains each way daily, Sunday
excepted. L. B. MATTINGLY, Local Agent.
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ROuTE.
1. 1. G. DAVIDSON, Captain P. T. BABIN, Clerk
This swift and elegant boat makes
FOv"Rd T'.ZI SDA . L'
between Donaldsonville and Burnside, con
necting with passenger trains, as follows:
Passengerugoing north take boat at 9:00 o'clock
a. m. and 4:00 o'clock p. m.
Passengers ioing south take boat at 600 o'clock
a. m. and 2:15 o'clock p. an.
A horse.car at Burnside will convey passengers
to and from the boat PREE or CHARGE.
Through tickets to all points sold on the boat.
1Trunks and Baggage Handled.
L. A. Colomb & Son
I. Tornado and
The Style, Fit and Wearing
Qualities. looked for by all men
are found in the Kirschbaum
Clothes -They "hang" right!
At J. A. DALFERES' Stores
SATURDAY; MAY 11. 1907
Of course, you're going to New Or
leans on the 19th?
Meyer Netter visited New Orleans
on business yesterday.
The town council will meet in regu
lar monthly session next Wednesday.
Miss Alice Melaneon, of Jennings,
is the attractive guest of Mr. and Mrs.
W. D. Park.
Miss Bonnie Barton, of Riverside,
has returned from a delightful visit to
friends in Ne w Orleans.
Mrs. L. M. Turner went to New Or*
leans last Sunday morning to visit
relatives, returning Monday afternoon.
D. D. Dalferes visited Napoleon-'
ville Monday to attend the funeral of
the late lamented Dr. Fulton Rogers.
Miss Margaret Bowdoin, of Minnie
plantation, was the attractive guest of
Mrs. W. I. Barton duri.g the current
Misses Georgianr and Marie Genre,
of Cornerview, visited Donaldsonville
on Monday and were welcome callers
at this ofinee.
Mr. and Mrs. M. wnTobias returned
yesterday from a pleasant visit of
several days to relatives and friends
in New Orleans.
Miss Edwige Chopin, of New Or
leans, is spending some time in Don
aldsonville as the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. John F. Terrio.
Prosper Rodriguez, Sr., spent Mon
day in New Orleans as the guest of
his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry J. Loisel.
Dr. Louis Danos, of Plaquemine,
and J. D. Danos, of Bayou Goula,
were business visitors to Donaldson
ville Tuesday forenoon.
Miss Nonie Netter returned Monday
afternoon from New Orleans, where
she spent several days very pleasantly
as the guest of relatives.
Mrs. E. D. Barton, of Riverside,
left Friday of last week for Jackson,
Miss., where she will spend some time
as the guest of her niece, Mrs. Charlie
Don't forget that the Donaldson
ville Outing Club's excursion to New
Orleans will take place next Sunday,
the 19th. Fare for round trip, one
Henry Rodriguez, a progressive
young farmer and influential citizen
of Aoy, was in town on businest yester
day and favored The Chief with an
L. W. Armitage, of Darrow, has on
hand from twelve to fifteen tons of
fine cotton seed, suitable for planting
pr poss, which is will sell in large
Deputy Sheriff Robert Jones, of
Gonzales, spent a couple of days here
on business during the past week.
Paul J. Braud, formerly of the Chief
staff, is making good on the New Or
leans Ilisi, lwing the editorial para
grapher of that paper, as well as one
of its star reporters.
Rev. C. D. Atkinson, pastor of the
Methodist chuiieh at Plaquemine, came
to Donaldsonville on business laot
Monday and spent the night at Plat
tenville as the guest of his friend, H.
L. Baker, returning home Tuesday
Judge H. O. Maher, Richard O'Don
nell and Arnold Ramirez, former
Donaldsonvillians who are presently
located in New Orleans, came up last
Saturday to vote in the bi-ennial elec
tion for municipal officers, returning
to the Crescent City the following day.
N. W. Brand, formerly of Ascen
sion parish, but more recently domi
ciled at Cheneyville, and still more
recently at Orange, Texas, writes to
The Chief that he is now located at
Opelousas, having accepted a position
with the Haas-Littell Drug Coq Ltd.
Mohawk Tribe No. 33, Improved
Order of Red Men, is scheduled to
hold its regular monthly meeting next
Wednesday, the 15th inst., at 8 o'clock
p. in., in the Masonic Temple. As
much business of importance is to be
transacted, every Indian is urged to
Owing to the inclement weather, the
police jury failed to muster a quorum
last Wednesday and the regular
monthly meeting was necessarily pre
termitted. President Reuss has issued
a call for a meeting to be held next
Wednesday, the 15th inst., and a full
attendance of members is anticipated.
A large class of candidates was ini
tiated into the Knights of Columbus
council at Thibodaux last Sunday
with elaborate and interesting cere
monies. Judge Paul Leche, W. D.
Park and Henry A. Terrio, prominent
members of Ascension Council No.
1087, were among the visiting Knights
Mesdames Armand Richard and J.
S. Barman and Miss Lillian Aubert
spent several days in Baton Rouge
this week attending the annual state
convention of the United Daughters
of the Confederacy, Mrs. Barman and
Miss Aubert being accredited as dele
gates from Hubert Treille Chapter
No. 126, of Donaldsonville.
The torrential rains of the past week
having flooded the public roads in all
sections of the parish, making travel
over-these highways an extremely dif
ficult proposition, it has been deemed
advisable to postpone the fair ad
vertised to take place at Cornerview
today and tomorrow, and if weather
conditions are favorable at that time
the entertainment will be given on
Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2.
The Chief sympathizes with Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Goette in the bereavement
occasioned by the death of their infant
son, Edwin, who passed away at his
parents' home in Crescent Place at
1:15 o'clock p. m. last Monday, the
6th inst., aged four months and twelve
days. The funeral took place Tues
day forenoon at 9 o'clock, with serv
ices at the Church of the Sacred Heart
and interment in the Catholic cemetery.
It I. Dangerous to Neglect a Cold.
How often do we beat it remarked: "It's only
a cold," and a few days later learn that the
man is on his back with pneumonia. This is of
such common occurrence that a cold, however
slight, should not be disregarded. Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy counteracts any tendency
of a cold to result in pneumonia, and has
gained its great popularity and extensive sale
by its prompt cures of this most common ail
ment. It always cures and is pleasant to take.
For sale by all druggists.
Mr. and Mrs. A.. G. Whidden are
rejoicing over the advent of a sweet
little daughter, who arrived at their
home in Faubourg la Pipe early Wed
nesday morning. The Chief takes
pleasure in welcoming the diminutive
damsel to this mundane sphere, and
trusts that she will grow up to inherit
the graces of mind and person pos
sessed by her charming mother and
the many sterling qualities and sunny
disposition that are characteristic of
her genial and popular father.
Hon. George B. Reuss, Col. C. D.
Gondran and District Attorney G. A.
Gondran visited New Orleans Monday
on business and were callers at the
Wilkinson headquarters in the God
chaux building. According to the New
Orleans Picayune, "they discussed
political conditions in Ascension, and
are supporters of Wilkinson for gov
ernor." The same paper says: "Sev
eral Ascension parish leaders have
been in the city during the past four or
five days, who have expressed the
opinion that Ascension will be strongly
Not if as Rich as Rockefeller.
If you had all the wealth of Rockefeller, the
Standard Oil magnate, you could not buy a
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Remedy. The most eminent physician cannot
prescribe a better preparation for colic and
diarrhoea, both for children and adults. The
uniform success of this remedy has shown it to
be superior to all others. It never fails, and
when reduced with water and sweetened, is
pleasant to take. Every family should be sup
plied with it. Sold by all druggists.
Hon. James J. Bailey of St. Landry
visited Donaldsonville Tuesday in the
interest of his candidacy for lieutenant
governor and was cordially greeted
by his host of friends and acquaint
ances. He went up to Plaquemine on
the 11:35 a. m. T. and P. train and
returned via the same route Wednes
day morning, leaving in the afternoon
for New Orleans. Mr. Bailey has re
ceived assurances of support from po
litical leaders and prominent citizens
in every section of the state, and is
confident of his ability to land the
Democratic nomination for lieutenant
Joseph Messina, the well-known
local contractor and builder, recently
completed the construction of a $15,
000 dredgeboat for the Bayou Catfish
drainage district, of Iberville parish.
The vessel is 80 feet long by 25 feet
wide, with bank spuds, and has a
capacity of 1200 cubic yards per day.
After being completed it was towed to
the mouth of Bayou Catfish, six miles
below Grosse Tete, and has begun the
work of digging an eleven-mile canal
that will drain over 16,000 acres of
some of the finest cane and cotton
lands in the state. Mr. Messina is
presently engaged in building adredge
boat for the Gulf Dredge and Timber
Company at Woodeide, on the Ateha
fayala river, and expects to have the
vessel completed within a short while.
It will be 85 feet long by 34 feet wide,
with a draft of '7 feet, and will have
G. W. Fouts. postmaster at Biverton, Ia.,
nearly lost his life and was robbed of all comi
fort, according to his letter, which says: "-ox
3yO ears I bad chronic liver complaint, whicb
led to such a severe case of jaundice that even
myfne nisturned yellow, when my doctor
precried lecricBitte which cured vmi
and have kept me well for lems, years." Bits
on" geu! LWUý J ý a
STORM PLAYS HAVOC.
Torrential Rain, Accompanied by High
Wind, Sweeps Over Parish Tuesday
Evening-Properly and Crops
Shortly after dark on Tuesday eve
ning Donaldsonville and vicinity were
visited by a remarkably heavy rain
storm, accompanied by a high north
wind and a vivid electrical display.
The rain fell in torrents from 6:30 to
8:30 o'clock, flooding the streets, fields
and public roads, and at times the
wind attained the velocity of a gale,
uprooting trees and shrubs, razing
fences and small outbuildings, and
otherwise causing considerable dam
age in and about the town.
One of the tall iron smokestacks of
the Donaldsonville ice factory was
literally "blown in two," the upper
portion being toppled over in such a
way that it now hangs suspended from
the cross bar connecting the two
stacks, and the heavy iron roof of the
ice company's oil storage tank on the
river batture was lifted completely off
and whirled through the air a dis
tance of fifty or sixty feet.
The abandoned $50,000 pumping
station of the Atchafalaya and La
fourche basin levee boards, which was
moored opposite the mouth of Bayou
Lafourche, broke loose and drifted
down the river at the mercy of the
wind and waves, finally being rescued
by a tug and returned to shore.
A coal-boat belonging to the As
cension Coal Company, from which
coal was. being unloaded into the yard
of the municipal power plant, filled
with water and sank at its moorings.
The vessel contained about 9500 bar
rels of second pool lump coal, valued
at 43 cents per barrel, something like
500 barrels having been taken out
before the squall arose. Luckily, the
boat went down in shallow water and
it will therefore be practicable to
recover its contents by means of dredg
ing without the loss of more than a
couple of hundred barrels.' A dredge
belonging to the company arrived here
Thursday evening and is busily en
gaged in the work of removing the
-oal from the sunken boat.
A lighter and six loaded coal barges
owned by the L. C. Jung Company, of
New Orleans, were torn loose from
their anchorage at Philadelphia Point
by the force of the wind and carried
several miles down stream, sinking in
deep water at various points along
the way. The barges contained ap
proximately 27,000 barrels of coal,
and will prove a total loss.
Scores of skiffs and other small ves
sels broke from their landing places
and went skimming down the river,
some of them being ultimately cast
ashore, while numerous others went
to the bottom.
Although the storm wreaked most of
its fury along the river front, the dam
age in other directions will reach an
appreciable amount. Conservative cal
culations place the aggregate loss at
from 815,000 to $20,000, but this does
not include an estimate of the damage
inflicted on growing crops by the
heavy rainfall, which totalled 4.2-5
inches in the brief period of two hours.
Another violent thunder, lightning,
wind and rain storm was experienced
on Thur'sday, adding to the damage
wrought by the deluge of Tuesday
evening and rendering even more
gloomy crop prospects throughout
this section of the state. Cotton farm
ers of east Ascension report their
crops washed away by the excessive
rains, and many of them will be com
pelled to replant for the third time
this season. The cane crop has also
been damaged to a considerable extent
by the excess of rainfall, and the erst
while brilliant prospects will be ma
terially impaired unless there is an
early cessation of the wet spell and a
return of clear skies and seasonable
Catholic Fair Scores a Success.
The fair given in the old Catholic
church building last Saturday, Sun
day and Monday, May 4, 5 and 6, for
the purpose of raising funds with
which to construct a new presbytery,
resulted in a gratifying success, both
from an artistic and financial point of
view, the net receipts totalling $1194.37.
Had the weather conditions been .more
favorable, the entertainment would
undoubtedly have proven one of the
most notable of its kind ever given in
this community, but as it is, the result
achieved is satisfactory to all con
cerned and reflects the utmost credit
upon Manager L. A. Landry, Jr., and
the various ladies and gentlemen who
assisted him in perfecting the arrange
ments for the festival and carrying
them through to so successful a termi
nation. Following is a statement of
the net amount realized by each de
partment of the big entertainment, to
gether with the names of those who
were in charge thereof:
Restaurant, Mrs. D. Gentil.. ........... $245 00
Flying horses, Paul Brand............. 82 95
Wheel of Fortune, Misses Webre and
Comeaux......... ..................... 52 45
Cake table. Mrs. J. C. Babin....... ...77 35
Register, Misses Comeaux and Fortier... 31 00
Guessing contest, Miss Amanda Landry... 29 50
Punch table, Mmes. Paul Leche and J.
F. Terrio............................... 141 75
Ice cream table, Mrs. J. F. Fernandes.....62 15
Fish pond Miss Loretta Ferrier.......... 29 00
Coffee table, Miss Adele Israel and.......
Mrs. Moebios......................... 5 30
Bszarr, Misses Gaudin.................... 110 00
Candy wheel John Schaff and P. Ganel.. 126 75
Cigaar stand, Misses Maud Harding
and Laura Landry---------... ... 27 71
Bar and roulette, T. A. Lellanc and
L. J. Brun............................. 80 96
Cash Contributions, through Rev, J.
M. T. Massardier..................... 92 50
Total................................. $1194 37
The handsome gold bracelet offered
as a prize in the guessing contest was
won by Miss Amanda Landry, who
guessed that the net receipts of the fair
would be $1197.73.
¶ Back from Cuba.
Messrs. Fred. and Joe Werner and
the former's son, Fred. Werner, Jr.,
returned Monday evening from Cuba,
where they were engaged for several
months in "taking off" the crop of
the extensive Cape Cruz central plan
tation, near Manzanillo. Mr. Werner,
Sr., officiated as chief sugar-boiler,
with Joe as assistant, while "Fritz"
held down a responsible position in
another department of the big factory.
Grinding operations were commenced
on Dec. 6, 1906, and concluded on the
27th of April. Approximately 132,000
tons of cane were handled, from which
82,000 bags of sugar, containing 325
pounds eacb, were produced. The
campaign was smooth and uneventful,
and the supply of labor was ample for
all purposes. Mr. Werner states that
had-it not been for the prolonged
drouth In the Cuban sugar belt, at
least 10,000 more tons of cane would
have been harvested on the Cape Cruz
To have the timhe of your life take
in the Donaldsonville Outing Club's
excursion to New Orleans on Sunday,
May Ir. Train leaves a0 a. m. Fare
to, ree rp ed~r
Firemen's Anniversary Celebration.
Everything is in readiness for the
anniversary parade and celebration of
the Donaldsonville fire department to
morrow afternoon, and if Dame Rumor
can be credited this year's demonstra
tion is likely to eclipse that of any
previous year, both as regards the
character and quality of the decora
tions and the number and appearance
of the men in line. Members of the
various companies have been busily
engaged during the past week in adorn
ing and beautifying their respective
apparatus, and each of the organiza
tions is assiduously claiming that it
will make the best display.
C. Kline, president of Ascension
Hook and Ladder Company No. 1,
has been selected to officiate as grand
marshal pf the parade, and the follow
ing representatives of the several com
panies will constitute his staff of aides:
W. A. Dill, Phoenix Steam Fire Com
pany No. 1; Dr. T. H. Hanson, Volun
teer Hose Company No. 2, and Meyer
Netter, Vigilant Hose Company No. 3.
The company marshals and aides
are as follows:
Phownix Fire Company-Dr. Clar
ence Goette, marshal; Ned Leche and
Dominique Casso, aides.
Ascension Hook and Ladder Com
pany-Dr. E. K. Sims, marshal; H.
C. Whiteman and KlebertOutre, aides.
Volunteer Hose Company-E. C.
Hanson, marshal; Alphonse Oubre, E.
A. Thibodeaux, Abe Bloomensteil, Joe
Eris, Stark L. D.vis and Arthur Le
Vigilant Hose Company-Jasmin
Tobias, marshal; Louis Dehon, Paul
Gisclard, Edmund Maurin and Jos. N.
The parade will form in Louisiana
Square between 4:30 and 5 o'clock,
and will traverse the following route:
Up Houmas street to Iberville,
out Iberville to Chetimaches, down
Chetimaches to Conway, out Con
way to Railroad avenue, down Rail
road avenue to Division, up Rail
road avenue to Mississippi, out Mis
sissippi to St. Vincent, down St.
Vincent to Iberville, out Iberville to
St. Patrick, down St. Patrick to Clai
borne, out Claiborne to Lessard, up
Lessard to Mississippi, out Missis
sippi to Houmas, down Houmas to
The celebration will conclude. with
elaborate banquets at the Nicholls
Hotel and St. Martin House, the
Hooks and Volunteers being scheduled
to dine at the former hostelry and the
Phoenix and Vigilants at the latter.
Veterans Elect Delegates to Reunion.
Fred. N. Ogden Camp No. 247, U.
C. V., held a rousing meeting at Gon
zales last Saturday for the purpose of
electing delegates to the annual re
union of Confederate veterans, which
is to be held at Richmond, Va., dur
ing the latter part of the present month.
Lieutenant-Commander Sylvanie Gan
treau presided over the assemblage in
the absence of Commander P. T. St.
Amant, and twenty-five members an
swered to their names at roll-call.
Thos. H. Dyer, Sylvanie Gautreau
and Louis Guedry were elected dele
gates to the reunion, with D. B. Miller,
A. J. Bruce and Anderson McCrory
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District Court-Parish of Ascension.
Succession of S. B. Moore, No. 464.
B Y VIRTUE of and in obedience to an-order
of sale, to pay debts, issued out of the
above named court in the above entitled and
numbered succession, under date of May 10,
1907, and to me directed, I will proceed to sell
at public auction, according to law, to the last
and highest bidder, at the principal front
door of the courthouse of the parish of Asosn
sion, in the town of Donaldsonville, on
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1907,
at 11 o'clock a. in., the following described
property, to wit:
A lot of movables. a lot of open accounts,
notes, etc., as per detailed list onsfile in my
office, and also fully described in the inventory
on file in the office of the clerk of the above
Terms and conditions-Cash in United States
curreney. S. H. ST. MARTIN, Sheriff.
Sheriff's office, Ascension parish, La., May 11,
OWING TO DEPARTURE, I will dispose of
the following articles at a bargain:
Lot of second-hand furniture.
ONE CORNER LOT in Churchville, with
three houses thereon, all rented. Also one
corner lot in Donaldsonville, with five houses.
A fine opportunity for profitable investment.
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