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THE DONALDSONVILLE CiIIEF._
A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper-Published Every Saturday-Subscription Price, $2 a Year. VOLUME L1. DONALDSONVILLE. LA., SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1922. NUMBER t. Redaced Prices ! Amazing Values! Big Summer Sale FOR 10 DAYS ONLY, STARTING TODAY (SATURDAY, JUNE 24) AT THE NEW BARGAIN STORE Railroad Avenue, Second Block from the Passenger Depot, DONALDSONVILLE, LA. Marking down time has come and for this. reason we are giving this GREAT SUMMER SALE -a sale in which costs are ignored and profits forgotten. Our entire stock of CHOICE, NEW SEASONABLE GOODS will be offered you at this bargain event. Every item in this sale a real value. Ample preparations have been made to take care of the tremendous crowds which will come to this big sale. JULES WEILL, Proprietor. FEDERAL CONTROL OF LEVEES Meeting at Bunkie Adopts Resolut tions Pointing Out Flood Losses. Delegates from the parishes of Avoyeles, Rapides, St. Laidry, St Martin, Iberia and Lafayette, attend ed the meeting held recently at Bun kie, to which citizens from all parishes which would be affe'ed by a break in the Mississippi river were invited. The meeting endorM Žd and requested federal control of the levee system of the Mississippi river and its. tributaries. Several prominent men delivered addresses and the fol lowing resolutions were adopted: "Whereas, the delegates from the rishes of Avoyelles, Rapides, St. Mary met at Bunkie in counci on' the question of the Mississippi river flood conditions and the question and seriousness of the situation being duly considered and. "Whereas, the opening of the Mis sissippi river from Point Breeze to the mouth of the Red river pours the flood waters of the Mississippi river into the lands of these and other parishes, flooding this year approxi mately 7,500,000 acres of some of the most fertile cotton and sugar lands of the state with an assessed valua tion of $200,000,000, causing untold loss and devastation to the proper ty of this section of the state, there fore, "Be if resolved. That Dr. T. J. Perkins, G. Richard, Dr. W. D. Haas, J. M, Burbon, I. N. Sylvester, J. J. Burden, A. W. Normand and J. H. Savant be and they are hereby ap pointed delegates to a meeting in Memphis to take under consideration the question of g vernmient! control of the tributaries of the Mississippi river and it is the sense of thi, meet 'ing that the territory in the par ishes affected by the floods pouring (through the mouth of the Red river and Point Breze is of such impor tance aiu magnitude as to require aid to save these lands from flood and ruin." A resolution was adopted request ing Governor Parker to attend the meeting in Memphis Thursday. Let's Watch the Manila Railroad. The Minnieupolis (Minn.) News says: "Harding's administration seems to prefer a policy of enmity to gov ernment ownership to one of liberty and self-determination. In the Phi lippines the Manila railway is owned by the Philippine Government. The Philippine Government and Filipino people want to keep it in public hands. It is said to be successfully operated. Whether it is or not, the people own it, and if they are to be allowed a shred of self-government, it would seem that in this matter their wishes, as expressed by their legislature, should be controlling as against the extreme prejudice of our administration and of General Wood, the governor we have appoint ed over these people. Their opinion should govern, unless we adopt a pure ly tyrannical policy in dealing with them. No doubt there is local politics in the Manila railway situation, but who are we to say that they shall not engage in local politica) strug gles if 1.jA Manila railway is worse run for the interests of the Filipinos than our railways are for the inter ests of the American people, the sit uation is bad indeed. We had better Cleanse our own Augean stables as to oaailway erd other aousfs before e takeion the role of IHercules if n the Philippines." Will Attend State Short Course. More than seventy boys and girls Who are members of the agricultural ubs of Lafayette parish will attend te State Short Course, Wcli will held at Baton Rouge on July 30 Atu 5, reports V. A. Guidroz, drobagent of that parish. Mr. Gui-e 4OZ5ays that not only the b)oys are seply interested, but Miss Caroline Boudreaux, the home demonstration vent, has been kept busy during the Past several weeks offering sugges Sbus to the club girls as to the best : 4of defraying their expenses atRouge during the course. KILLED IN WRECK. Graphic Account of Tragic Death of Engineer Landry. A newspaper published at Perry, Florida, had the following graphic account of the tragic death of Engi neer Clarence Landry, formerly of this parish, who was killed in a rail road wreck at that place on the 2nd instant: "'The worst railroad wreck that ever occurred in Taylor county took place this afternoon when the Bur ton-Swartz log train ran into a sink hole, almost instantly killing Engi neer "Bill" Landry and severly in juring a colored brakeman. "The og train, which goes over way to Carb 1" s dilt4' bring back a load of logs for the mills in this city and wheh a few miles this side of Athena and nearly opposite Henry Bethea's home the colored fireman noticed the sink, which had left the track dip to a considerable extent, and shouting to Engineer Landry, said, 'Mr. Bill there is a sink ahead, jump for your life.' Mr. Landry rose from his seat and exclaimed, 'I see it and can stop before we reach it' and apply ing the air brakes,, rode on to his death, which occurred when the en gine struck the sink hole, the weight of the engine causing the earth to fall in for a space twenty feet in diameter. "The tender jumped to one side of the engine and two empty steel cars followed the tender and appar ently leaped clear over the engine and tender. Two flat cars leaped over the locomotive and other steel flat cars landed square on top of the engine, knocking off the smoke stack and steam dome and crushing the cab of the engine and tender down upon Mr. Landry, horribly mangling his body. About the same time the boiler exploded which badly scalded the lifeless body of Mr. Lan dry. The colored fireman jumped be fore the engine struck the sink hole and was uninjured. The colored brakeman, who was sitting on the tender, received a bad cut on the forehead and was brought to the city for treatment. The conductor, who was riding in the caboose, was badly shaken up but escaped serious injury. "Word was hurriedly sent to the city and soon a large crowd was pres ent. the train crew taking out the body of Mr. Landry which was brought to the undertaking parlors of Whiddon and Markey. "The news of the wreck quickly spread over the city'and and the trag ic and sad death of Mr. Landry caused a gloom to settle over the people. for he was loved, honored and respected by all who knew him, being of an affable and genial dis position which made friends of all whom he met. "Clarence L. Landry, or "Bill" as he was lovingly called by everybody, was born in Darrow, Louisiana, in August 1892, spending the great er part of his life -in his home state where he was an engineer for sever al years before coming to Perry nearly five years ago and where he has since resided with his family in the west end. In 1915 he was united in marriage to Miss. Maude Marchand of Donaldsonville, Las, and two fine little boys blessed the union, Clayton, three and one-half years of age and William, four and one-half years old. Besides his loving and devoted wife and two small sons, he leaves an aged mother and four brothers, one residing in California and the others at his old home at Donaldsonville. "The body will be taken to Donald sonville for burial tomorrow. His re mains will rest near his old home far away from his many friends in Per ry, but his loved ones, who will be near may rest assured he will long be remembered by those who knew him here and whose hearts go out to them in their great sorrow." The gossipper and the reckless automobile driver are both engaged in, the business of running folks down. It pays to Advertise. - VETERANS HAVE REUNION. Surviving Soldiers of Lost Cause Meet at Confederafa Capital. The thirty-second annual conven tion of the United Confederate Vet erans was held in Richmond,' Va., capital of the Confederate States, last Monday, Tuesdag nd Wednes day, with survivors of the lost cause from all sections of the south in attendance. The following 'special to the Times-Picayune tells of the splendid reception accorded the gray clad followerers of Lee by the hospi table people of Richmond: "All the affection and sentiment that an unforgetting community could express, today was bestowed by Richmond people upon the gray-clad soldiers, who from every section in the South, once more have gathered within the historic city's borders for the thirty-second annual reunion of the United Confederate Veterans. "Sensing the possibility that this may be the last time when the fast thinning band of men, who fought for the Confederacy will meet to gether in the city that once was the heart of their beloved cause, Rich mond people, in countless ways, are showing these aged veterans that they are not forgotten, and that the South still cherishes with abiding pride the deeds that gave the Gray armies un dying fame sixty years ago." Harrison Narcotic Tax Now Due. Collector of Internal Revenue D. Arthur Lines announces that the federal narcotic tax for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1922, is now due, and must b- paid before July 1, 1922. All practitioners, wholesalers and retail druggists, man ufacturers and compounders, hospi tals, sanitariums and dealers in un taxed opium, have been mailed the necessary blanks for the renewal of this special tax. Failure to re ceive blanks will not be accepted as an excuse for nonpayment of this tax, and registrants who failed to receive same should immediately communicate with Collector Lines at Customhouse building, New Orleans, La., and request that additional copies be furnished. Registrants who neglect to renew their licenses before July 1, subject themselves to the 25 per cent penalty which accrues, and a specific penalty will be asserted in cases where a taxpayer has been delinquent in more than one instance. The Home of the Soul. In olden times, it was believed that the seat of the soul was the stomach, most likely for the reason that a man is never so completely used up as when his stomach is out of order. For the cure of ordinary stomach troubles there is nothing quite so prompt and satjsfaotory as Cham berlain's Tablets. They strengthen Stir ' lt-ed unabite it tr per form its functions naturally. Give them a trial. They only cost a quart er.-(Adv.) CHANGES IN HIGHWAY LAW. Highway Department to Collect Tax. Chauffeurs' Licenses Abolished. Many changes have been made by the committee of the House appoint ed to revise the highway law passed at the extra sesison of the Legisla ture of 1921. The most important of which are as follows: Licenses on motor vehicles are to be collected by the State Highway Department, which is required to co operate with parish and municipal authorities in the distribution of li cense plates. Motor vehicle licenses are to be in the name of the owners, with the rivilege of exchanging for another license and paying the difference in the event of the purchase of a high er priced car. Licenses imposed on chauffeurs un der the old law are eliminated. Nonresident motorists will have the privilege of using the roads for ninety days on registering with the sheriffs of the parish where located. Sheriffs are required to send copies of permits issued to nonresidents to the State Highway Department. Omnibusses or trucks used for transporting children to and from schools are to pay licenses only on horsepower. No automobile shall be permitted to throw a light over forty-two in ches in height or seventy-five feet ahead of a machine. Dealers' licenses will be issued to licensed dealers only, and license plates can be used only on cars own ed or controlled by them. Licenses are to be taken off light horse-drawn vehicles, such as bug gies, surries, etc. For license pu poses, the State Highway Department is given author ity to determine the horse-pbwer of all motor vehicles and its findings shall be conclusive. Horse-power shall be determined by the bore of the engine, number of cylinders, length of stroke of the engine and the number of revolutions per minute of the motor. The Highway Department is au thorized to weigh trucks in order to determine their carrying capacity and tonnage. The right of the rotd is incorpo rated in the bill.. It provides that vehicles to the right shall have the right of way. Carpenter and Plumbing Work. When you are in need of carpen ter or plumbing ;work give me a trial. My prices are reasona'ble and all work is executed in a neat and workmanship man er. If you con template having a y work done just tell me to call an I will be glad to discuss the matte with you. No job too large, none to all. CAMILLE ESNEAULT, c )rer and plhmn ber, Donaldsonville, La. Advertise in the Chief. It pays! THE ORDER OF RED MEN. Its Origin and the Purpose it Serves in 'the Community. You tell me I should become a Red Man. Please explain., yourself! Well, my friend, you should en deavor to jfin the Red Men, because it is a .dut hat you owe to your self, to your family, and to, the community in which you reside. To the community in which I re side! How do you figure that out? Just this way. When the Almighty, in His infinite goodness and wisdom, created mankind, He also created in him a fellow feeling for his brother man, which is known by the name of "Brotherly Love." As the world be came more thickly populated, the no bler qualities of man, such as Broth erlir Love, etc., which the Almighty had intended should predominate, be came checked and stifled by the greed wealth, the love of luxury and the ambition for power. At diiferent in tervals in the history of the world some. of the nobler, purer and more manly men, realizing the downward tendency, the gradual degeneracy of their fellow beings, banded together to endeavor to revive the bond of Brotherly Love, to form a nucleus from which should radiate its elevat ing and purifying rays. These little groups of men were the commencement 9f fraternal or ganizations, and they stand out in the desert, or the rays of sunlight piercing the lowering sky. You may have noticed, that at times when great disasters threaten communities, the feeling that we need each other to contend + gainst a common mis fortune or foe,, anticipated or present, shows itself with intense clearness, men become brothers, selfishness and greed is forgotten, and the true feel ing "Brotherly Love" predominates. Such was the cause and origin of Redmanship. When England en deavored to enforce unjust laws, that would have impoverished the people, and ruined the commerce of the country, several right-thinking and patriotic individuals banded them selves to fight for and, if necessary, give their lives for the country in which they lived. Therefore, Redman sip, like all fraternal orders, is based on unselfish motives, and a desire to better conditions of man and there fore it is your duty to help elevate and purify society, by joining an or der that has for its special object the betterment of man. Your explanation is clear as to my duty to my fellow-creatures, now kindly show me in what way it is a duty I owe to my family. Simply because in the hour of sick ness or death the Tribe comes to your assistance in the folowing manner: First. If sick, you receive, from the Tribe $5 per week for five weeks after the .first; week fdibiy "eond: "You.'ae iiý V the 'Tribe, every six months, for any an-ount you have paid le a doctor I """" The World's Lowest Priced FULLY EQUIPPED Automobile 0$ f. o. b. Flint, Mich. Price subject to change without notice Quality Product-Quantity Price Cost Least Per Mile and Per Year Chevrolet is the chief quantity product Chevrolet costs least per mile in con of the worlJ MWargest producer of quality sumption, of gasoline, oil '-d tires. It automobiles. costs least per year because of small Only great engineering, research, manu- price and lowest repair bills. facturing and financing capacity make It delivers the most economical trans possible so fthe and complete an auto- portation available in motoring, yet in mobile for so small a price. construction and appearance it is a credit to its builders and its owners. It has Chevrolet now leads all standard fully standard 3-speed transmission. equipped cars in volume of sales, proving that it makes good in service and repre- Before'buying any car at any price it will sent. today's greatest motoring value. pay you to investigate Chevrolet. See it. Compare it. Ask for Demonstration. U. A. ROUSSEAU, Dealer, Donaldsonville, La. NXT WEEK'S BIG SPECIALS WEEK OF JUNE 26 TO JULY 1. Men's $3.50 Straw Hats, latest styles, $1 Q9 special price, next week .. . ................. * Men's Wash wants, light and dark colors, 4 special prie, next week ... * . Men's Genuine B. V. D. Union Suits, $125 all sizes, special for next week . * Boy's Wash Knee Pants, 50 cents value, 25C special for next week. ........5c Misses' Black Ribbed Hose, 20 cents value, special for next week ... ..... Ladies' White Voile and Organdie Waists, 95c $1.5(T quality, special for next week .. 5 40-inch Colored Voile, 50 cents value, 25c special .for next week,.. .......... 72-inch Unbleached. Pepperell Sheeting, 39c special for next week,............ Ladies' 16-button length White and Tan Silk Gloves,; $2.50 value, special ......$1. 7 Ladies' White Canvas Pumps and Oxfords, $ 7 $2.50 value, special for next week ... " Corner Railroad Avgniweed Dnlsnil Mias~sissii Street Dnlsnile q for your own treatid except in case of major operate Third. The Third - t ies for you a policy in a reputab ee insurance company, which pay iur benefici ary, at your' death, 0. If you have been in under months, in creasing this amount six months, till the policy is two old when it reaches its full val f $250. By some people then e mention ed inducements are 4 ered to sa vor of commereialism is I flatly deny. It is simply m the Broth erly Love that we for each other a matter of su ial reality, and not the beautiful 'iism that make this more' plain,, let me relate to you a little anecdote: A little girl dropped a valuable piece of pottery, that she was taking home. She began to cry aloud! Her grief was great! A small crowd of people gathered around, and many expressed their sorrow for her. A big, good-hearted Belgian, who was in the crowd, stepped up to the little girl and gave her $5, saying, as he gave the money, "Little girl, this is how much I am sorry for you." Then, turning to the rest of the people standing near, said: "Now let me see how much the rest of you are really sorry for this little. girl." 'So it is with Redmanship today. We are not satisfied with mere professions of "Brotherly Love"-we want these professions to take a tangible form. Many members of our order have families dependent on them, and the above enumertaed benefits are an im mense help to them in the hour of .;ickness or death; therefore, on these grounds, I state that it is a duty that a main owes to his family to join the Redmen. Now you would probably like to know how "joining the Red Men" is a luty you owe to yourself! It is for the following reasons: It is our duty to ourselves to im prove our condition (by every legiti mate means), to cultivate in us all those better, nobler, more edifying qualities, which the Almighty has en dowed us with. This is what Red manship does, and if we follow out its precepts we shall raise ourselves to a higher standard of manhood, and when we leave for the "Borne from which none return" the world will be able to say that it is better for our having lived in it. In conclusion, let me say that the Improved Order of Red Men, is not a rival to other benevolent societies, but a co-laborer with them in the great work of relieving and elevating the condition of mankind. . H. F. VULLIAMY. Assumption K. of C. Initiate. Assumption Council, Knights of I Columbus held a big initiation at Napoleonville, Sunday, June 11, when seventy-three candidates were admit ted into the order. The applicants being from Assumption, Ascension, and Houma councils. The first and second degrees were exemplified by the Houma Council degree team, and the third degree by the Orleans Council team. There were over 1000 knights from all parts of the sur rounding country in the procession, which formed at the K: of C. Hall and marched to St. Ann's church, where solemn high mass was sung at 10 o'clock. After the mass lunch was served by the lady friends of the members of Assumption Council. after which the initiation ceremonies took place' at the council hall. A large number of knights from this city and vicinity attended the initia tion. Why Suffer from Rheumatism. Do you know that nine out of every ten cases of rheumatism are simply rheumatism of the muscles or chronic rheumatism, neither of which require any internal treatment? The pain may be relieved by applying Chamberlain's"Lismiment, which makes sleep and rest possible, and that cer tainly means a great deal to any one afflicted with rheumatism.-Adv. New Grand Theatre. The Lafourche Comet has the fol lowing to say of the new Grand Theatre in Thibodaux which opened for public favor Thursday of last week: "The new Grand Theatre is now serving the public of Thibodaux, its formal opening taking place last night, June 15. The event was one of brilliance, for besides the innate beauty of the structure, its appear ance was greatly enhanced by a dif fusion of flowers sent from various admiring friends. An eager crowd gathered at 7:30, in response to a a general invitation from the Thibo taxed beyond its ability to even af ford standing room. Mr. C. J. Bourg, secretary-manager of~the as sociationi addressed Mr. Alex Bloom entiel of Donaldsonville the proprie tor of the Grand, and impressed upon him the sentiments of appreciation held by the local citizens for having expended so much in our midst and for giving us a real city-like theatre. Mr. Bloomenstiel made proper res ponse. The vast audience then en joyed seeing May Murray in "Fas cination" and hearing several selec tions by Miss Inez Isenberg and Mr. Edwin Jacob, whose efforts merited and received unstinted applause. We regret that our limited space forces us to condense the many nice things that might be said about the Grand. We must remark, however, that it is a $30,000 brick structure, ornately finished, with a seating capacity of 600 in the lower portion and 150 in the gallery. It was designed and constructed by Mr. Jos. A. Robichaux. It is ably managed by Mr. Charles Delas, who requests that we express his thanks for the flowers and cour tesies. While he is the able manager he has efficient assistance in Miss Jeanne Delas as cashier,, Alice Bil liu as pianist, Dave Barrios ,general utility man, and young Louis Bar rios as operator. Beauregard Girls Go on Berry Camp. A unique scheme was recently ex perimented in Beauregard parish when Miss Julia Bowden, home dem onstration agent, took eleven club girls on a two-day camping trip on the border of the Sabine river, where berries abound in great quantities. This camp was officially known as berry camp, the purpose of which was to utilize the large quantities of berires, which ordinarily go to, waste, by making jelly and canned products. The girls under the di rection of their agent, assisted by Miss Norma ' Overbey, state home demonstration agent, who was a vis itor to the camp, put up 160 cans of first-lass berry products. A ready market had been secured for the dis posal of part of these products so as to defray the expenses of the trip, While some of the girls kept their products for home consumption. The shelter for the camp was an old house which was located on the banks of the river and owned by a public spirited man who offered it to the party on his own volition. The camp ing party was visited by many adults, both men and women, who went out at arbitrary times to see -[.e methods used in canning the berries. "I, am very enthusiastic over the possibility of this plan, not only with berries, but other products," said Miss Over bey. "Miss Bowden and her girls did a commendable piec' of work, and I want to say that the first berry camp inaugurated in Louisiana was a perfect success." The returns from the Democratic primary election held-n Minnesota a few days .ago, show that Mrs. Peter Oleson had won out against two male opponents. This is the first time in history that a woman has been nomi nated for United States Senator by a major political party. Five babies were born to Mrs. Will Prestage, wife of a well-to-do farmer, at Old Floyd, near Monroe, La., a few days ago. Five years ago Mrs. Prestage gave birth to triplets.