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djic DolIMsollville Clue!
JAS. VON LOTTEN G. D. BENTLEY
Publishers and Proprietors
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1917.
A SENATE RULE SENSIBLY
The lUnited States senate has
promptly and by an almost unanimous
vote-only three senators being
recorded in the negative-concurred
in the recommendation of President
Wilson that the rules of the body be
so amended as to expunge the un
reasonable and mischievous provision
which made unanimous consent a pre
requisite to closing debate and secur
ing a vote on any pending proposition
There car be no doubt that the sen
timent of the country was strongly
behind the president in this matter
and against the antiquated and un
democratic senatorial rule under
which a small minority or even a sin
gle senator could block legislation
and prevent a vote being reached in
defiance of reason, justice and the
principle of majority rule that forms
a basic principle of our system of
The amended rule places it within
the power of a two-thirds majority
of the senate to fix a time for closing
debate and taking a vote, but makes
liberal provision for discussion in ad
vance of closure, so that there will
be no danger of choking off free de
bate or depriving a minority of the
privilege of presenting and recording
It is a pity this sane and sensible
rule was not in force before the ex
piration of the term of the sixty
fourth congress, for in that case the
country would have been spared the
humiliating spectacle of a little
coterie of obstinate senators prevent
ing a seven-eighths majority from
passing the armed neutrality bill.
BIG PACKING HOUSE FOR NEW
New Orleans is soon to have a nota
ble addition made to its commercial
and trade facilities in the shape of a
big packing house plant, secured
through the intelligent and well-di
rected efforts of the packing house
committee of the city's Association of
This committee was appointed by
President E. L. .Jahncke on February
23, with Andrew Fitzpatrick as chair
man, and went about its way in a
most direct and systematic manner.
The chairman obtained an option on
the plant of the Crescent City Stock
Yards and Slaughterhouse, situated
in St. Bernard parish just below the
Orleans parish line, and then opened
negotiations with the Nelson Morris
Company, extensive Chicago packers,
with the result that the deal was
closed for $500,000 and the plant
formally transferred to the Morris
concern on March 17.
It is the intention of The purchasers
to build and operate on their new site
a modern packing house plant of
large capacity, and this points to the
development in New Orleans of a
market of the first order for cattle,
hogs and sheep produced in Louisiana,
Miseiseippi and Alabama. Naturally
the stock-raising industry of these
states should receive a tremendous
impetus from this source, and unless
the farmers and landholders deliber
ately neglect to take advantage of
their opportunities for profitable en
terprise in the direction indicated, we
see no good reason why this section
should not become prominent among
the country's most prolific and suc
cessful stock-producing areas.
I)onaldsonville, La., Mar. 31, 1917.
Thursday, April 5, 1917, having
been designated as the date upon
which every city in the United States
should hold mass meetings of its
citizens to demonstrate to the world
that America is ready to meet the
crisis at haad and to demand of con
gress immediate action by the passage
of a bill for universal military train
Now, therefore do I, Walter Lem
ann, mayor of the city of Donald
sonville, hereby designate Thursday,
April 5, 1917, at 3:30 p. in., in front
of the Elks' Home, as the time and
place for the holding of a mass meet
ing in Donaldsonville, and I do here
by call upon all citizens to co-operate
in making this meeting as large and
representative as possible, and to that
end I request that all places of busi
ness be closed during the meeting.
In testimony whereof I have this
day affixed my official signature.
WALTER LEMANN, Mayor.
Veteran Felix S. LeBlanc Dead.
Felix S. LeBlane, one of upper As
sumption's oldest and most highly es
teemed citizens, died at his home at
Belle Rose at 4 o'cloe. this morning,
in the seventy-ninth year of his age.
Ile was a veteran of the Confederacy,
having served in the Second Louisi
ana Cavalry under Col. W. G. Vin
cent, and was a member of Major
Victor Maurin Camp No. 38, U. C. V.,
of this city, being quartermaster of
the command. The funeral will be
held tomorrow forenoon, with inter
ment in the camp tomb in the Donald
sonville Catholic cemetery.
"The Crucifixion of Christ and Its
Place in the Salvation of the World"
will he the theme of the pastor's ser
mon at the Methodist church Sunday
morning, and "Jesus Giving Sight to
the Blind" will be the subject of the
Sunday school lesson.
At night the Epworth League pro
gram will be on the theme of "The a
Quiet Ways of God's Providence."
The public is invited to attend all of j
P. O. LOWREY, Pastor.
Highway Meeting Tomorrow.
The postponed meeting of citizens
of the west bank of the river, for the
purpose of organizing a permanent1
highway association, will be held at
Plaquemine tomorrow. Every sec
tion between Marksville and New Or
leans is interested in the forpiation
of this association and the construc
tion of the proposed highway, and it
is expected there will be a large at
tendance at tomorrow's meeting.
Roses and flowering shrubs-six 2
year old budded roses; two crepe
myrtles and two altheas, all assorted
colors; also two cape jasmines. All
for $1.50. Griffing Nurseries, Port
You Can Make Excellent Cake
with Fewer Eggs
Just use an additional quantity of Royal Baking
Powder, about a teaspoon, in place of each egg
This applies equally well to nearly all baked
foods. Try the following recipe according to the
CREAM LAYER CAKE
Old Way New Way
1 cup sugar 1 cup sugar
'2cup milk l cup milk
2 cup mldur 2 cups flour
2 aspoons Royal Baking Powder 4 teaspoons Royal Baking Powder
3 eggs 1 egg
cup shortening 2 tablespoons shortening
1 teasioon iiavaring I teaspoon flavoring
Makes 1 Large 2-Layer Cake
DIRECTIONS-Cream th esugar and shortening together.then mix in the egg.
After xiting tie flour and Royal Baking Powder together two or three tinico,
add it all to the mixture. Gradually add the milk and beat with spoon until
you have a smooth pour batter. Add the flavoring. Pour into greased layer cake
tias and bake in a moderately hot aven for twenty minutes. This cake is best
bakedintwolayers. Puttogether withcreamfillingandspreadwithwhiteicing
made from Ct'eam of Tartar, derived from grapes.
No Alum No Phosphate
A CORRECT PRINCIPLE.
As briefly indicated in our editorial
of last week relative to the decision
of the United States supreme court
affirming the constitutionality of the
Adamson eight-hour law, the author
ity of congress was recognized "to re
quire compulsory arbitration of labor
disputes which may seriously jeopard
ize movement of traffic and to take
measures effectively to protect the
free flow of commerce against any
combination, whether of operatives,
owners or strangers."
In other words, the principle is de
clared and upheld that inasmuch as
the people have the first and largest
interest in the operation and main
tenance of public service activities
such as the railways of the country,
it should be a prerogative and duty of
the general government to see that
the rights and privileges of the peo
ple in this regard are recognized and
Samuel Gompers and one or two
other leaders of the labor brother
hoods affected by the Adamson law,
though pleased with the decision of
the court in so far as it sustains the
legality of the act and thus infer
entially if not directly recognizes the
authority of congress to fix train
men's maximum and minimum wages,
are quoted as taking exception to the
court's view that congress is also vest
ed with the power to protect the wel
iare of the geig public to the ex
tent of preventing the suspension of
railway traffic by either labor strikes
or employers' lockouts; and these
dissenting brotherhood officials not
only charge the supreme court with
having gone out of its way to .an
nounce a principle alleged to be con
trary to the fundamentals of Ameri
ca's free government, but they threat
en that the labor organizations they
represent will disregard and disobey
the tribunal's mandate whenever it
suits their purposes to tie up rail
ways or other public service interests
Such an attitude savors of the
same insolent and autocratic bearing
assumed by the railway magnates and
other heads of "big business" some
years ago when the crusade against
preferential rates, watered stocks
and similar crooked and unfair meth
ods was launched, and it may be well
for the labor leaders to consider that
the people and government of the
United States will be no more dis
posed to brook defiance and contempt
of law and regularly constituted au
thority on the part of the labor organ
izations than by the railway barons
and corporation magnates.
The common people have some
rights which are bound to be re
spected, and no combinations of la
bor or capital can be permitted to
violate these rights or set them at
Do These Warm Days
Make You Feel Like Spring?
DON'T YOU WANT SOME FRUIT TREES, SOME FLOWERING
SHRUBS, PALMS, ROSES AND VINES, TO BEAUTIFY YOUR
GRIFFING'S TREES GROW
TEN DOLLARS OR MORE INVESTED IN OUR TREES NOW
WILL BEAUTIFY YOUR PLACE AND GIVE YOU FRUIT IN
SEASON, WORTH 100 PER CENT ON YOUR INVESTMENT.
OUR BIG FREE CATALOG
EXPLAINS WHAT, WHEN, WHERE AND HOW TO PLANT AND
N GIVES SUGGESTIONS FOR GENERAI, HOME BEAUTIFYING N
AND LANDSCAPE WORK.
IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO PLANT N
IF THE BUDS BEGIN TO SPROUT, JUST FOLLOW OUR IN- N
STRUCTIONS AND THEY'LL GROW WITHOUT A DOUBT.
N BUY YOUR TREES DIRECT SAVE MONEY
I GRIFFING NURSERIES N
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Save a Part of Your Earninigs
I1 you are ambitious to get ahead in the world, begin by saving a part of
your regular earnings, for money paves the way to the desirable things
Start an account with us this week and add to it every pay day. Soon
you will have enough to buy property, take a desired trip, send your son
to college or make profitable investments.
COMMERCIAL AND SAVINGS BANK
In response to a suggestion ad
vanced by a committee of mayors
representing a number of leading
American cities, Mayor Lemann has
issued a proclamation calling a mass
meeting of citizens of Donaldsonville
to be held in front of the Elks' Home
in Railroad avenue at 3:30 o'clock
next Thursday afternoon, April 5, for
the purpose of adopting resolutions
calling upon congress for immediate
action to safeguard our country and
to pass a bill for universal military
training. The mayor will invite the
pupils of the public and parochial
schools to attend the meeting and join
in singing "The Star Spangled Ban
ner" and other patriotic airs, and he
expresses the hope that the citizens of
the community will show their colors
by being present on this occasion and
assisting in tbR ssage of such reso
lutions as wiTyilemonstrate that the
people of Donaldsonville are ready to
act resolutely, promptly and patriot
ically to meet the crisis at hand.
Joe Cafiero Dangerously Ill.
It is with deep regret that the Chief
learns of the alarming illness of Jos
eph T. Cafiero, one of this commun
ity's leading business men and most
respected and beloved citizens. Mr.
Cafiero was taken to New Orleans
Tuesday afternoon to undergo treat
ment at Hotel Dieu, and recent ad
vices from his bedside indicate that
he is in a very serious condition. Mrs.
Cafiero and Henry Goette, a close
friend of the family, together with
Dr. Paul T. Thibodaux, the family
physician, accompanied Mr. Cafiero
to New Orleans, and Mrs. Cafiero re
mained there to assist in nursing her
husband and ministering to his wants.
The friends of this warm-hearted,
whole-souled citizen-and that means
the entire community-will learn of
his illness with sincere sorrow, and
will fervently hope for his recovery
from the attack and complete restor
ation to health.
Army Recruits Enlisted.
Leo L. Simoneaux and Sidney Hi
mel, of Plattenville, were enlisted
this week for service in the United
States army. Their applications were
submitted to the postmaster at Plat
tenville, in accordance with the ap
piopriation act of Aug. 29, 1916,
which provides that postmasters shall
act as recruiting officers for the Uni
ted States army and navy. Corporal
V. C. McCall, of the recruiting ser
ce, with headquarters at New Or
leans, before whom the applicants
have undergone the necessary exami
notion, passed through Donaldsonville
on his way to and from Plattenville.
Help the firemen! Big three-day
fair, April 14 to 16, for benefit Vigil
ant Hose Company's trucks fund.
ADDITIONAL BONDS PROPOSED.
More Funds Required for Highway in
District No. 2.
The board of supervisors of Road
District No. 2 of the parish of Ascen
sion have issued a call for a special
election to be held in the district
Tuesday, May 1, for the purpose of
ascertaining the sense of the property
owners relative to the issuance of
bonds aggregating $30,000, bearing 5
per cent interest and running through
a period of twenty years, to provide
funds with which to construct and
maintain a system of gravel roads
throughout the district. Bonds to
talling $50,000 have already been
voted for this purpose, but this
amount is deemed insufficient, in as
much as it is proposed to construct
the highway according to plans and
specifications prepared by the state
highway department, which entail an
expenditure of approximately $4000
per mile of road. The highway de
partment will contribute $20,000 of
the needed amount, and the police
jury has provided $17,500. The orig
inal bond issue of $50,000 was sold
at a premium of $2500, and the ad
ditional issue of $30,000 which it is
now proposed to authorize will make
up the total of $120,000 required.
Commissioners and clerks to con
duct the election have been appointedc
IHoumas store, fifth ward-H. C.
Braud, Dr. W. P. Miles, Dr. J. T.
Bringier, commissioners; J. F. Saxon,
Armitage's warehouse, fifth ward
Dr. D. C. Brumfield, Euclid Landry,
Lawrence Marchand, commissioners;
L. W. Armitage, clerk.
J. C. Klos's store, sixth ward
Rosemond Braud, Sr., John T. Many,
W. B. Stuart, Sr., commissioners; J.
C. Klos, clerk.
Picard & Geismar's store, sixth
ward-L. Geismar, A. C. Menuette,
Isidore Triche, commissioners; M. L.
J. N. Delaune's store, eighth ward
-J. N. Delaune, J. P. White, Dr. M.
R. Cushman, commissioners; L. R.
H. A. Webb's store, eighth ward
H. A. Webb, L. S. Easterly, E. D.
Dixon, commissioners; F. Edward Ba-.
The board of supervisors will meet
at the office of the board in Ricard &
Geismar's store at Geismar, Friday,
May 4. at 11 o'clock a. in., to canvass
the returns and promulgate the result
of the election.
W. B. Stuart, of Belle Helene, has
been elected secretary of the board to
succeed F. Edward Babin, of Hope
Villa, resigned. The personnel of the
board at present is as follows: L. W.
Armitage and Leon Newman, mem
bers of the police jury from the fifth
and sixth wards, respectively; Dr. W.
P. Miles and W. B. Stuart, members
of the school board from said wards;
and J. N. Delaune, of Prairieville.
Mr.Newman is president of the board,
Dr. Miles vice president, and Mr.
FEAST OF PASSOVER.
Israelites to Observe Time-Honored
Holiday Next Week.
Divine services in honor of the be
ginning of the feast of Pesach (Pass
over) will be held in the synagogue of
Bikur Cholim Congregation Friday,
April 6, at 7 p. m., and Saturday
morning at 10 o'clock. Raphael Sin
ger will officiate, and a special musi
cal program will be rendered by an
augmented and well-trained choir.
The public is cordially invited to at
The feast of the Passover is one of
the oldest and most important in
the Jewish calendar, dating back
3400 years. It commemorates the
deliverance of the children of Israel
from Egyptian bondage, and of old
was symbolical of the awakening of
the spring season. The historical
significance has now overshadowed
the agricultural aspect.
The chief characteristics of the
celebration have always been domes
tic; in the homes the families and the
invited friends gather on the first
evening (in orthodox homes also on
the second evening) to recount in
song and story and amid appropriate
symbolism the deliverance of Israel's
hosts from bondage in Egypt, and to
partake of a repast which is called
the seder. The main symbols of this
seder service are the roasted lamb
bone, commemorative of the lamb
that was slaughtered as a sacrifice of
the Covenant; the matzah, or un
leavened bread, to be eaten during
the whole week, recalling not only
the hasty departure of the Israelites
from Egypt, but also their absolute
reliance upon God and readiness to
trust in His leadership; and the bitter
herbs suggesting vividly the bitter
life of their forefathers in Egypt.
The other symbols of the table
decorations are: The four cups of
wine allowed to each one are symbol
ical of the fourfold phase in which
God couched the first "Declaration
of Independence," and the single cup
of wine meant for the prophet Elijah,
who, always present in spirit, brought
ever anew the message of undying
hope of the Messianic reign of uni
versal justice, freedom and peace.
Spring Opening at Burton Store.
The annual spring showing of fash
ionable goods for ladies, gentlemen,
misses and children was opened at
the store of the Burton-Swartz Mer
cantile Company at Burton last Mon
day, the 26th inst., on which occa
sion refreshments were served free
of charge to white visitors between
the hours of 2 to 5 o'clock p. m.
Manager H. P. Picou had invited
everybody to "come and visit the
cleanest and best-stocked store in the
state," and it goes without saying
that the invitation was responded to
by large numbers of people and that
all who visited the establishment were
delighted with the manner in which
they were received and entertained,
and agreeably surprised at the extent
and character of the high-grade line
of merchandise displayed for their
consideration. Refreshments will be
served to colored visitors today from
8:30 to 11:30 a. m.
Church of the Ascension.
Services tomorrow at 11 a. m., with
sermon and holy communion. Sunday
school at 9:50 a. m.
During Holy Week services will be
held as follows: Wednesday, 4:30 p.
m.; Thursday, sermon and holy com
munion, 7:30 p. m.; Good Friday,
10:30 a. m.
Everybody's talking about the style
Fight the FLY.
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HIGH SCHOOL HAPPENINGS. :
, By TILLIE M. PELTIER.
The fourth moving picture night
for the benefit of the high school was
held Wednesday. In spite of the
Lenten season it was a financial suc
cess. The next will be held in the
near future, and it is hoped the pee
ple will continue to patronize us as it
is for a good cause.
The third grade, under the charge
of Miss Mary Jane Stuart, had aI
spelling match with the fourth grade
and defeated the latter by a score of
19 to 9. It also had a spelling match
against the fifth grade, also defeating
The spelling examination, consist
ing of five hundred words sent out by
the State Board of Education to all
public schools annually, was held
Thursday and Friday of this week.
A large number of pupils are expect
ed to make a score of 100 per cent,
for which they will receive a state
The parish rally will be held at
Dutchtown Friday, April 28, and the
Donaldsonville High School pupils are
diligently working to be represented
in both athletic and literary con
The paper baling work started
about three weeks ago is getting
along very nicely. Anyone wishing
to sell old papers may do so. Certain
boys attend to this work after school
Adjutant-General McCrory visited
the school recently and inspected the
military company. He pronounced
it the best public school military com
pany in the state. Their guns are ex
pected the coming week and it is
hoped they will make a good showing
in the parish rally.
The Senior Literary Society held
its regular meeting Friday of last
week and the following program was
Reading of minutes, secretary.
Essay, Tillie Peltier.
Debate, "Resolved, that the natu
ralization laws of the United States
should be made more stringent." Af
firmative - Helena Belle, Wilfred
Binnings, Vivian Morgan. Negative
-Josepha Judice, Lamar Lowrey,
Instrumental duet, Blanche \ielan
con, Gertrude Aydell.
Original story, Irma Werner.
Reading, Wilhelmina Glaumer.
Editor's paper, Alice Feray.
Critic's report, Mr. Mestayer.
Mrs. Wahl's store is headquarters
for Easter novelties.
State of - Louisiana-Twenty-Seventh
Judicial District Court-Parish
Succession of Rev. J.M.T. Massardier
WHEREAS, Rev. John A. Francon,
IV testamentary executor of the
above entitled and numbered succes
sion, has filed his final account, to
gether with a petition praying for its
Public notice is hereby given, to
all whom it may concern, to show
cause if any they have or can, within
ten days from date hereof, why said
petition should not be granted.
Witness my hand and the seal of
said court at DonaldsonvilleLa., this
3131st day of March, 1917.
(L.S.) J. S. BARMAN, Clerk of Court
Long Term Farm Loans
F. J. MONTAGNE
OFFICES FOR RENT.
THE UPPER FLOOR of the Nicholls Cafe
building in Mississippi street is offered
for rent for office purposes. Contains
three commodious, well-ventilated rooms,
each with individual entrance from main
hall-way, which may be secured singly or
as a suite. Lavatory and sanitary toilet in
rear. Best located and most desirable office
quarters in the city. For terms and further
information apply to or address FRED.
ROGGE, SR., Donaldsonville, La.
NOTICE OF ESTRAY.
Burnside, La., March 31. 1917.
TAKEN UP, on Orange Grove plantation
near Burnside. Dec. 1, 1916, a brindle
cow, with white spot in face, right horn
missing, left horn crumpled; bell attached
to neck by chain. The owner is hereby noti
fled to come forward within thirty days from
date hereof, establish title, and defray all
costs, in default of which the animal will be
disposed of according to law.
J. W STEPHENSON.
NOTICE OF ESTRAY,
Donald.onville, La., March 71. 1517.
T AKEN UP, on the river road in front of
my premis s near Donaldsonivlle, a Jer
sey cow, a boarently about ten years olui
The owner is hereby notified to come for
ward within thirty days from the date hereof,
establish title, and defray all costs, in default
of which the animal will be disposed of ac
cording to law. A. A. DELAUNE.
THE DUPATY HOUSE
MRS. SUSAN DUPATY, Prop.
Rate $2 per day. Headquarters for
commercial travelers. Table pro
vided with the best the market
Special weekly and monthly rates
TRACTS OF FARM LAND in east Ascen
sion parish, in rear of Miles Company's
plantations, ranging from 20 to 200
acres. Suitable for cultivation of cotton,,
corn, cane and other crops. Reasonable
terms. Apply to or address WEILL FROS.
CO.. LTD., Lutcher La.
YOUNG MARRIED MAN as bookkeeper
and stenographer. Must be familiar
with modern accounting methods. State
salary expected and experience. Give ref
erences as to character and ability. Ad
dress S. L. P., care this paper.
EN SHARES of Donaldsonville Ice Com
pany stock. Will sell cheap. Make
offer. Address P. O. BOX 969, New
MONEY TO LOAN.
ON FARM LAND. Ten-year terms; rea
O sonable rates of interest. Let us help
you solve your financial problems. Ad
dress S. J. H., care Chief, Donaldsonville, La.
FOR SALE CHEAP. 1
A CHICKERING PIANO is offered for sale
at a bargain; cash or on terms. Apply
to Mrs. T. T. TYREE, Donaldsonville, La.
MULES FOR SALE
For the Sugar, Rice and Cotton Farms
WE WISH TO ANNOUNCE TO
PLANTERS AND THE PUB
LIC THAT WE HAVE LEAS
ED THE BIG STABLE OF B.
LEMANN & BRO., IN MIS
SISSIPPI STREET, DONALD
SONVILLE, WHERE WE WILL j
OFFER FOR SALE AT ALL
TIMES HIGH-CLASS MULES
SUITABLE FOR THE SUGAR,
RICE OR COTTON FARM.
ALL MULES WILL BE SOLD WITH THE SAME GUARANTEE
AND PRIVILEGE OF TRIAL THAT OTHER FIRMS ARE OF.
FERING. WE INVITE AN INSPECTION OF OUR STOCK, GUAR.
ANTEEING SAME TO BE THOROUGHLY SOUND AND HEALTHY
IN EVERY RESPECT, AND THE PRICES REASONABLE. . -
THE NEW STABLE KNOWN AS THE
PLANTERS' MULE. STABLE
P. H. TRUXILLO, Mgr. J. S. SUTTLE, Prop.
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