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A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper Published Every Saturday at DONALDSONVILLE, ASCEISION PARISH. LA. -BY L. E. BENTLEY, Editor and Proprietor. TERMS OF SUPSCHIPTION;: One copy, one year .. ..................$2 0 One copy, six months.............. .... 1 (A One copy. three months.......... ......... ADVERTISING RATES: - - - I~ CS ACE 1 uio Z omes S mosti uues I year One inch..... '. 2 505 4 00 5 00 $ 8 0015 12 00 T*uoincies..... 4 50 6 W 8 0 12 U!Ji 15 00 rhroe inchelrs 6 0' 0of 11 0to 15 001 23 (9 Four inchese .... -.,| 10( 10 0 0 18 001 28 0(i 4 column...... r.o. 12 +' 16 00 21 00 33 00 54column 15 00 2 0 00 r2, 00( 3500 60) I( I column.......25 (iC. 35 00; 45 (X10001100 00 Transient, official or legal advertisements, $1 per inch first insertion; each subsequent inser tion, 50 cents per inch. Reading notices, first insertion, 15 cents per ine; subsequently, 10cents per line. Brief communications upon subjects of public interest solicited. No attention paid to anonymous letters. The editor is not responsible for the views of correspondent s. Address: The Chief. Donaldsonville, La.. Lodge Directory. Donaldsonville Lodge No. 2639 Knights of Honor. MEETS first and third Tuesdays of each month, at 8 p. m., in Masonic Temple, Railsoad avenue. Life insurance of $2000 at actual cost. Lodge dues only $1 per quarter., Dr. Paul T. Thibodaux, sitting past dictator; John H. Schaff, dictator; James Fortier, vice dictator; F. L. Trepagnir, assistant dictator; Dra. T. H. Hanson and P. T. Thibodaux, medi cal examiners: Jacob Blum, treasurer; J. E. Blum, financial reporter; Fred Landry, reporter. Address, Donaldsonvill.e La. Kenneth Lodge, No. 41, Knights of Pythias. CONVENES in Masonic Temple the second and fourth Thursday evenings of each month at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially welcomed. Sick benefits, funeral tax and all the fraternal features. Members have option of joining endowment or insurance rank. Chan cellor Commander. E. Langbecker; Vice Chan cellor Commander. Jules Leumas; Master of Work, Dr. D. C. Brumfield; Prelate.' Fred Lan dry; Keeper of Records and Seal, J. E. Blum; Master of Finance, Wm. Pfortzheimer; Master of Exchequer, Jacob Blum. It costs Louisiana $30,000 to register voters in the country parishes during the year of a general election. It was stated that the Asiatic cruiser squadron, while en route to San Francisco, communicated by wireless with Savannah, Ga., 4000 miles distant. A dining car of the Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railroad plunged from a transfer-boat into the Mississippi river at Vicksburg, Miss. No lives were lost. Miss Edith Wiggins died at her home near Winnsboro as the result of a gunshot wound inflicted by her father, I. S. F. Wiggins, while the latter was walking in his sleep. John F. Delaney and L. Rollie Williams, prominent planters, were assassinated from ambush while on their way home from Plain Dealing with a wagon load of provisions. Filhiol Watkins, a planter living at Logtown, near Monroe, has in his possession two stalks of corn, which were grown on his farm, each measur ing nineteen and a half feet in height. Owing to the foul condition of the water of the New Basin canal, at New Orleans, hundreds of thousands of fish of every description were killed and could be seen floating on the surface of the water. All Rlecoords Broken. The Tyler Commercial College of Ty ler, Texas, the largest business college of the country, enrolled almost 200 new students during the month of Septem ber. The Byrne systems, close care of students, all day sessions, discipline, good board at low rates, the bestteach ing, most successful students-these are the bed rock on which this greatest of commercial institutions rests. You, reader, may not know that this great college is absolutely the only one in the state that teaches book keeping and business by real face to face business dealings from the start; teaches the banking system used in medium and smaller banks as well as in the larger ones, and that gives expert accounting and foreign ex change work, yet such is the case. It is the only one guaranteeing profici ency in shorthand, courtreporting, civil service work -and touch typewriting. It is the only one equipped with min iature electrical railway, motor gene rators, railroad and Western Union blanks and record books, giving the literary and typewriting work needed by operators free with the course. Reader, the business world needs you. Fit yourself in the big business college that guarantees results, and gets the best positions. Does Your Heart Beat Yes. 100,000 times each day. Does it send out goe.d blood or bad blood? Yct know, for good blood is gocd hea!th; bad blood, bad health. And you know precisely what to take for bad blood--Ayer's Sarsaparilla. Doctors have endorsed it for 60 years. One fWruent cause of .h h h lot is I gtregish vier. This produe s u+tl lr . i e'Vu: ,.,,us substances are then ,.,jol hei tt t.. lhi.,d. Keep the bowels open .with Ay :'s YPi.`. A xed o c.to:ere of ClEEitV ' XTOQAL. W ave sWa mo ete.I We pabUish ths t r.al or au our a edasines. Riule and Misrule. ( C.O,,llum nicated. Home rule is one of the cardinal enets or principles of the Democratic party. It is the fetich of its worship, the lares et penates of its govern aentai hoc-ehold. We are therefo,re inciined to in , for the nost cherishe( results of Democracy in its traditiona idea of exempiary local self govern ment. Pardon us if while we pause to admire the theory we solihoquize re verseiy on the practice. The city of New Orleans is the great metropolis of the south. It is the crowning tower of the Acropolis of southern Demjc racy. In 1879, and 1898, the great and glorious Democracy framed con stitutons. In each of these constitu tions (Act 172 of 1879 and Act 188 of 1898) tie Dtmocratic chieftains said with a terrible frown, "Gambling is hereby declared to be a vice and the legislature shall enact laws to sup press it," and by Art. 189 of the latter constitution gambling in futures was denouncel; gambiing then going on almost in hearing of the convention. Torice denounced by its own or ganic laws, how has Democracy car ried out its own fiat in the local police regulation of a vice? Twenty-two years after Art. 172 of the former con stitution was passed, a Democratic supreme court said, (107th La. p. 194), "This article is not operative proprio vigore. The legislature has not deemed proper to carry out its mandate. Until it takes action, the article cited, must remain without effect. To the legislature alone is delegated the power of legislating a ainst gambling." This grand-stand constitutional bluff is to be noted in that the only conviction for gambling in cards re ported in the supreme court since 1879 is that of State vs. Behan et als., decided in 1905, 113 La. 754, a case presented under Act 12 of 1870, a law passed by a negro legislature and at tested by a negro lieutenant governor, the only half-way effective law that exists today against banking games in this state, which include certain games of cards. The good book says "By their fruits shall ye judge them." If so, Democracy's performance is far inferior, in this respect at least, to that of Lieutenant Governor Dunn and his black legislative legion. It is true that Act 16 of 1898 made gambling in futures a misdemeanor, but the act occasioned laughter and amusement when it passed, as there were no means provided or require ments made to separate the sheep from the goats, the bona fide from the gambling contracts for futures. Up to 1904 there was nb community so overridden and infested with gam blers in the United States as New Or leans, with its unlimited racing, pool rooms by the score, the cotton ex change, bucket shops galore, lotteries and gambling houses of all kinds. At last the people, not the officers, arose and cried out for deliverance. The poolrooms have been put down, the lotteries have been lessened, there is a prospect that racing will be put under a commission, the gambling houses operate secretly and behind closed doors, and only the race. courses, the cotton exchange and the bucket shops with their mighty gameE roll on unruffled and ser.ae. But as gambling has been curbed in the city of New Orleans it has in creased in the same degree in the parish of Jefferson, where it has been carried on openly for years, under officials whose optical obtuseness has only been exceeded by their moral obliquity. Here it has grown to such enormous proportions as to affect the peace, comfort and morals of adjoin ing parishes. The people have as sembled in New Orleans, and, accus tomed to the deaffness and blindness of the officers of Jefferson parish, have appealed for relief to the gover nor. Governor Blanchard has ad dressed stern public letters to the Jefferson parish officers, whom he had vainly privately addressed before on this subject. These officers, no doubt furious with the governor, have re luctantly compelled the gamblers to close and have promised them a fu ture prosecution. This prosecution talk hits us on our funny-bone. "Nous verrons ce que nous verrons." The question now is, how long can a Democratic governor keep down the lid of the gambling cauldron of Jeffer son parish. Some people here think the lid will get so hot that asbestos breeches will yet be needed for the purpose. Democratic home rule is a great and noble thing, particularly when gambling and graft and glory make a prosperous and alliterative combi nation. Bitten by a Spider. Through blood poisoning caused by a spider bite, John Washington of ltosqueville, Tex., would have lost his leg. which became a mass of sores, had he not been persuaded to try Buck len's Arnica Salve. He writes: "The first ap plication relieved, and four boxes healed all the sores." 25c. Guaranteed by J. J. Leche. druggist. LIST OF LETTERS. Remaining in the postoffice at Donaldsonville, La., Saturday. Oct. 5. 4907. Allen. Julinis C l.asker. Felix Arlington, May Lewins, Al Arcenaux, Alice Leche. E I) Baynes, Johanna Mc. lellan. W C Brown. Jane Mathew, Slelia Babin. Anatole Martin Ruben Babin. Felix P Mailluchet, R C Battles. leon Mitchell. Laurent Boujal. Dawson Miller. Bertha Bell, Nancy Mdontero. Milton Boling, Ben Nicholls, Lareuzo Brady, J 8 Pagg-rt, J W Broussard, PO Pinel. Pattie Burke. Rachel Parnel, Eli Buovanda. G iovanni 2! Ray. W T Burns, Mary Racket. Lillie Carder. Charles Robertson, ila Cuonado. Vincenzo Simoneaux, Edgar Cato. Kuvani Shield, Dominico C Curtis, Mansfield Saulet, C P Clark, Rebecca Smith. Frelina Dillon, Lee Stephenson. A Dodge. William Thomas. Katie Gondon. Ella Thomas. Philonend Green, Sam Tricne, Julia Hansen, J William. Henry Henry, Mary Wilson, asaty iunder. Spencer William, V Jorson. Elsie Williams, Henry Joseph, Estelle Wilson. Austin When calling for these letters say advertised. It not called for in two weeks they till be sent to the Dead Letter office at Washington. D. C. JOirH F. TERRIO. Poeteaer. CIVIL SERVICE EXAMiNATIONS. Opportunities Offered for Obtaining Em ployment Under the Federal Government. The United States Civil ServiceCom miseion announces the following ex aminations to take place on the dates given below, and circulars containing further information relative thereto may he seen at the office of this paper: Otober 16 17, 1907-Scientific as sistant, department of agriculture, at salaries ranging from $840 to $2000 per annum, depending upon the ex perience and qualifications of ap pointees. Age limit, 20 years or over. Application form 1312. As a result of this examination certification will be made to fill two vacancies in the posi tion of scientific assistant in rural en gineering, (road making), department of agriculture, at $840 per annum. The department also desires to secure one or two scientific assistants in an imal husbandry who are qualified in the special branch of horse industry. Applicants who are so qualified should apvly for the major optional "animal ousbandry." October 30, 1907-Electrotyper's helper, (floor hand), in the govern ment printing office, Washington, D. D., at 40 cents an hour or $3.20 per diem. Age limit, 20 years or over. Application form 1093. As the com mission has experienced considerable difficulty in securing a sufficient num ber of eligibles for this position to meet the needs of the service, quali fied persons are urged to enter this examination. November t --Anatomist, (male), army medical museum, office of the surgeon-general, and vacancies as they may occur in any branch of the service requiring similar qualifica tions. Age limit, 20 years or over. Application form 1312. This examina tion has been postponed from October 23-24 to November 6-7, 1907. Application blanks and further in formation may be obtained from the district secretary, room 18, Custom house, New Orleans, La. The Price of Health. "The price of health in a malarious district is just 25 sents: the cost of a box of Dr. King's New Life Pills," writes Ella Slayton, of Noland, Ark. New Life Pills cleanse gently and impart new life and vigor to the system. 25c. Satisfac tion guaranteed by J. J. Leche, druggist. Big Circus Coming. The capacity of the several big tents is always tested during an engagement of the well-known and popular Sells Floto circus, and if Donaldsonville parents, uncles and aunts desire much comfort and more peace of mind, it would be best to allow the children to bring them to the afternoon exhibi tions, when the new menagerie can be seen to much better advantage and more time devoted to absorbing the descriptive knowledge so interestingly unfolded by the gentlemanly lecturers. It is expected that thousands of sight-seers will avail themselves of the opportunity to inspect this mons ter moving caravan on the occasion of its forthcoming visit to Donaldson ville. The horse stables alone are well worth visiting by all lovers of the gentle equine, for the Sells-Floto "horse show" is the talk of all Amer ica. The ponies should also be seen, as well as the culinary departmet, where over six hundred people are I served three times a day. The black smith shops, the electric light plant and various other divisions of the tented city will likewise be found of interest. Each department is as completely filled with foreign and American feat ures as arecapable of being transported and handled in a satisfactory manner, and the new menagerie is a vast collec tion of the earth's most interesting and marvelous wonders. New cages and rolling stock equip ment, all bright in gold and silver, will be seen for the first time after afull win ter's embellishment by scores of ex pert artisans. Many new and novel acts will at tract attention in the big tent, where hundreds of skilled performers will vie in friendly contests for supremacy. The children will be particularly de lighted with the miniature menagerie and its boy trainers, drivers and care takers. Nor has the circus department been neglected, for more special feature acts will be offered than ever before, en livened with new and amusing antics by over two score of funny clowns. This big circus will exhibit at Don aldsonville Wednesday, October 16. Fair Donaldsoavilllsan Honored. Ralfston F. Green, commander of the Louisiana division, United Sons of Confederate Veterans, has issued an order relative to the state reunion at Shreveport, naming sponsors, etc., as follows: "I hereby appoint as sponsor-in chief Miss Belle Kahn, of Plaque mine; as matron of honor, Mrs. John S. Young, of Shreveport; as maid of honor, Miss Irene Barrow, of New Or leans, and as chaperon, Mrs. H. C. Rogers, of New Orleans. "As sponsor of the second brigade, Miss Marie St. Martin, of Donaldson ville; as sponsor for the fourth brigade, Miss Gladys Broadway, of Monroe; as the official route, the Texas and Pacific Railroad; as the official train, No. 51., leaving New Orleans via the official route at 6:30 p. min., Oct. 7, reachiig Shreveport at 7:05 a. m., Oct. 8. 1 "The railroads have granted a rate of one and one-third fare for the round trip, making it cost $12.80 from New Orleans. The sleeper fare is $2 each way. Attached to the train will be free chair cars, and the official route will do its utmost to make the trip an enjoyable one. Returning via the Texas and Pacific visitors can leave on train No. 52 at 7:55 p. m., or No. 54 at 3:55 a. m. "Headquarters for the division will be established in the Caddo Hotel." 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SOUTHERN RAILWAY Offers Best Service to Louisianians! Stop-Over Privileges on Tickets. Two Through Sleeping Car Lines Out of New Orleans. For Particulars Apply to J. C. ANDREWS S. W. P. A. 704 COMMON ST.. NEW ORLEANS Lumber Cheap-No Cheap Lumber Is what we propose to give you. We can do it, too, Because we cut it ourselves and sell direct in any quantity., Because we do not have to charge for transportation and extra stacking. Because we save you middle-man's expense and profit, and Because we are satisfied with small profits. There are numerous other "becauses," but the best proof is to let us give you an estimate on your next order. Picayune Saw, Shingle and Planing Esneau".i & Boston, P.ilI, Donaldsonville. Doeays are Danagoous.... So get busy right now and take out an insurance policy. Our line comprises Fire, Health, Accident, Plate Glass, Burglary, Liability Insurance List the real estate you have for sale or rent with us. We'll get you a buyer or tenant. 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