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THE I)ONALDSONVILLE CHIEF.
A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper-Published Every Saturday-Subscription Price, $2 a Year. VOLUMR I~II. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 1922. NUMBER 1 Idm ~ r , . ' " m" "N. -B E . . -1.i ' , U i , t - - . Ham Prices Are Down Ham--Boiled, Baked (Hot or Cold), Broiled, or Fried-is one of the most appetizing and savory foods that the market offers. The wholesale price of ham is fifteen to twenty per cent lower than it was six weeks ago. The U. S. Dept. of Agriculture in an announcement dated June 19, 1922, in referring to vitamins found in meat said, "Various cuts of meat were tried, and in every instance pork was found to be relatively rich in vitamins. Pork tenderloin, fresh ham, smoked ham, and .essed boiled ham were tested and the results were much the same with all of them. Swift's Premium Hams are always of a uniform high standard of quality, regardless of price. A special cure of sugar and salt, and smoking over hardwood fires impart a flavor that has made "Premium" Ham the world's standard. is ham time. Insist on hav ing "Swift's Premium" see the blue identification tag. Swift & Company Donaldsonville Local Branch A. S. Bilbo, Manager HOW STORMS BEGIN. Damp Air is Forced Upward and Falls When Chilled. Charles ". ;i'ks., professor of me tecroltogy of ('lark Iiniversity, Wor rester, Mas:.:., ,:i s t111' following ex plaliation of the (all:e" and origin of local stoini: "Iocal thlt.liler.''irms ten to olrig ilnate most oftein iwhere large vol umnes of ni iii- : aill 'e ailvy warm ed and f' e,-,t tipw:lid, that is, over broad expl.n , of m : ,low land or river flat:, irier e,.ii,,i , hill and moun tains. "Within : ei.moLenulllls area, how ever, the \ecliini: of strips by local showers tenli:lril y makes the dry strips the hl,,i ,of thiliti 'estorm fo'r mation. :\I ('oll,. t St:ation, Tex., during a rin:. ,ee' iin the latter part of August, hi-: tiheomenon was noted viry , h:i'rly :al local fore casts of thllI-iersl I oi.ni rains were suce cessfully Ib:'-,i I, ln tl widths and positions of 'itp i \. wi by thunder storms on thl 'eC lin.iT' dlay. "Dlaily r if:ll .ltistics for sta tions within :i hIimetnc'ceous region for a perio,l lr h,,,.l sthotwerws show marked dtitl',,ln, I·': totals for any day. But." i,, : , "less imlportant differences ,i1. i' i,,.I for the period taken as a i h h. .\ni\:re'a.ithat es capes rain ol lh, lit-:t d:iv or two, heats more I :i lit : IIt n Ii ' surrIound ing wet ar,: , 1 s eo eIicomles the center of :, .i. iA p n:ion and in flow f'romi i,` irri''ilnidint.'s and in consequ.!e,, i v,-!I thei- resulting shower. "Or ev,,n if tilt' hwer produced by the io:it ii i' :ir is carried to other fihel: i .. .',, Ie li' t: li- : r ine, any approachii ",. v, ' will idevelop most strongily ~ver,; ie ,I'\ :i'ea :n dtl there fore drencih , i11 t tiati those pre viously \-,". "Befo r, i ,lo:I l hlinil erstornl can form, how1.,., ,.. th,,re must ihe large local upw:li. i ' ll ' .i a t.o' air, violent convlectiion :i.,1 : ' l,taii niit iiondensa tion of nIii -lure,. This makes the forecasie,. f a 'lery compli cated mait.!r " THE TFPrWRITER YOU NEED. The V'o,,,". !,,,i considered to be the best mnl. !lii:,' l:lade. Has several advantae ., oir :ll other typewriters. Let me dtenionstr'atre same to you. Sold on term- to suit. Address, II. C. LANDRY, Donaldsonville, La. TO GIVE LAND AWAY. Lumber Company to Donate 600 Acres to Truck Growers. The Lyon Lumber Company of Garyville, La.,, announces that it will give away free to truck and I)erry groweres, on and after Sep tember 1, 600 acres of cut-over lands in the parish of Livingson. The company which owns 125,000 acres surrounding Livingston has planted part of its property into sixty forty acre tracts. Ten tracts of each of these tracts are to be donated to ap plicants. "It will not cost a cent to procure these lands,," said Mr. Bloss, mana ger of the company, in New Orleans a few days ago, "for the company is giving them away to populate the district in order to create a demand for is remaining cut-over property. Each of the tracts is on a public road within a half-mile to three miles of Livingston. The lands when cleared are particularly adapted for strawberries and early vegetables for the Northern markets." Five acres must be cleared within six months and an additionl three acres with a year. A deposit of $100 must he made which will be returned as soon as clearing is completed. A crop must he raised on at least seven acres within two years. When the crop is raised a warranty deed, re serving all mineral rights, will be given without charge, Mr. Bloss ex plained. There are no other re quirements to possession, he said. When a merchant sends out his monthly bills one a state ment that he has bought at the drugstore and printed his name on the heading with a rubber stamp, enclosed in a No. 5 envelope without his return card printed on corner, you don't have to look in the newspaper for his advertisement to know the size of his business. If his stock was judged by the size of his advertisement, he'd be ped dling shoestrings. A classy line of Victrolas just received at the Wright Furniture store. You can buy them on terms to suit. CITY COUNCIL MEETS. Proposals for Resurfacng Paved Streets Received. l)onaldsonville, La., August 10, 1922. The commission council met this day in regular session with the fol lowing commissioners present: Jos. N. (iisclard, mayor and commissioner of public health and safety, Charest Thi baut, commissioner of finance, and D. Ohlmeyer, commissioner of streets and parks. Absent-None. The reading of the minutes of they last regular meeting, held July 13, were dispensed with. The much talked of question of re pairing and resurfacing Railroad ave nue and Mississippi street was taken up. Representatives of different companies appeared and addressed the commissioners, advocating the use of the material handled by their respective companies for the work to be done on the streets, to-wit: Henry B. Emmett, representing the Kentucky Rock Asphalt Co., ad vocated the use of Kentucky rock asphalt for the resurfacing of the streets, explaining that this material was shipped from the mines ready for spreading on the streets. It required no mixinx and was laid cold by spread ing on the old foundation to a thick ness of about two and a quarter in ches, and rolling with heavy roller would compress to about one and a half inch, giving a first-class surface. The material is shipped in open car same as sand and gravel, and the cost delivered in Donaldsonville would be 11.47 per ton; a ton covers fifteen square yards. J. Q. A. Holloway, representing the Barrett Co., advocated the use of Tar via for the work. This material could be applied over the old foundation without disturbing it. It is a mixture that is applied hot and compressed with heavy roller, and could be fur nished, laid complete for Eighty cents per square yard. R. M. Hyams, representing the Warren Brothers Co., the firm who originally did the paving in this city, advocated the use of bitulithic for the work. He said that the streets would be resurfaced with his material for $1 per square yard laid complete. It is estimated that there is about twenty thousand square yards of pavement to be resurfaced. As to the holes in the pavement it was impossible for any of the several representatives to give an accurate estimate as to how much that would cost. All ageed that it would be a question as to how much material would be used in said repairs and that such work would have to be done on the basis of the material used. The best plan would be for the city to pay for the labor, and the com amata ssatei-n the ton basis. Each of the materials ad vocated were taken under considera tion by the commissioners, and the representatives of the several com panies were tendered the thanks of the council for their visits After discussing the subject, it was decided by the commissioners that inasmuch as the city would -have to do the patching of the holes, that the work be started at once and that the material to be used for resurfacing to be decided upon at some future meeting of the, council. It was de cided that the holes be repaired with concrete, and the clerk was instruct ed to get bids on sand, gravel and cement. The resurfacing, and the ways and means of raising the neces sary money to be taken up later. D. Ohlmeyer, commissioner of streets and parks, reported that he was now engaged in making new cul verts for the new gravel streets that are to be laid as' soon as delivery of the gravel can be made Charest Thibaut, commissioner of finance, submitted the following re port of receipts, disbursements and balances for the month of July. GENERAL FUND. July 1- Balance ..................... ...$3.157.45 Recepits during the mon .......... 2,09.02 Total .............................. .2 2.47 Disbursements for the month 838.09 July 31- Balance ..........._.... $4,414.38 BOND FUND. July 1- Balance ....... ............... $7,634.64 Receipts of the month ........ ...... 9214 Total ........ ..............$7,726.78 Disbursements Semi-Annual nterest 1,200.00 July 31-Balance .................. ..$6,526.78 Vote was taken on ordinances No. 59 and 60, C. C. series, introduced at the last meeting of the council, and on roll call were unanimously adopted. Bills of the Ascension Lumber Yard for $17 and $19.73, were ap proved and ordered pid. No other business to come before the council the commission adjourned. J. C. BOUCHEREAU, City Clerk. FOOD PRICES STILL HIGH. Figures Show that They Cost 44 Percent More Than in 1913. According to a report on the cost of living made public recently by the federal bureau of labor statis tics, food prices in the principal cities of the United States decreased 4 per cent between May 15, 1921, and May 15, 1922. The combined cost of various staple food articles for May this year, as compared with April this year, showed an increase of two-tenths of 1 per cent. While no reason was given in the report for the increase, government au thorities think it due to the strike in the coal industry. Food costs May 15, 1922, were 44 per cent higher than May 15, 1913, the report shows. If the rate of decrease between May 15, 1921, and May 15, 1922, was maintained, it would require eleven years to restore prewar prices. Hot Weather Diseases. Disorders of the bowels are ex tremely dangerous, particularly dur ing the hot weather of the summer months, and in order to protect your self and family against a sudden at tack, get a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy. It can be depended upon. Many have tes tified to its excellence.-(Adv.) KU KLUX IN POLITICS. Klan Said to Be Laying Line to Take Part in Election Next Year. It is said that the Louisiana mem bers of the Ku Klux Klan are lay ing plans to take part in the cam paign for state, district and parochial offices next year. The Klan will not nominate tickets it is said but will endorse candidates, who are in sym pathy with the purposes of the order, giving particular attention to aspir ants for members of the Legislature, district attorneys and sheriffs. The strength of the klan is said to be mainly in the northern, central and western portions of the state. Its total membership in the state is said to be about 40,000. There is a di vision of opinion among opponents of the order regarding the policy to be pursued. One group is opposed to talking about or publishing anything about the klan on the ground that they think publicity advertises them and increases the membership of the klan. This group contends that the published exposures in the fall of 1921 had the effect of advertising the klan and its increasing its mem bership. They take the view that, if the klan were unnoticed by the pub lic and the newspapers, the member shiy would dwindle and it would soon pass out of existence. The other group are of the opinion that full and complete publicity is necessary to defeat the political pur poses of the klan. This group holds that the best and surest way to defeat the klan is to fight it in the open and to attack it and expore it at every opportunity. Unless this is done, those of this group assert, the klan, with its membership of 40,000 in the state, will hold the balance of power and control the primary elections next year. This group of klan opponents point to the result of the city elec tion at Baton Rouge July 4, to sus tain their view of fighting in the open and in favor of full publcity. The klan was the dominating issue in the Baton Rouge election and the opponentst of the klan won. This group is of the opinion that an open fight and plenty of publicity is essen tial in a statewide campaign. Next Week's Bill at the Grand. Sunday-Katherine McDonald in "The Infidel" and a comedy. Monday-Eugene O'Brien "Proph ets Paradise" and Pathe News. Tuesday-Rudolph Valentino and Nazimova in "Canmille." Music by Claiborne Williams' orchestra. Wednesday - Tom Moore in "Toby's Bow." Thursday-Viola Dana in "The Fourteenth Lover - Friday-Clara ~ Rniball Young in "What N i4"hfiVkl *iti d'fid a com edy. Saturday-Concluding episode of "Go Get 'Em Hutch," episode of "Son of Tarzan," IPathe News and a comedy. Carpenter and Plumbing Work. When you- are in need of carpen ter or plumbing work give me a trial. My prices are reasonable and all work is executed in a neat and workmanship manner. If you con template having any work done just tell me to call and I will be glad to discuss the matter with you. No job too large, none too small. CAMILLE ESNEAULT, Carpenter and plum ber, Donaldsonville, La. You are invited to call and hear the latest Victor records at the Wright Fur niture store. Rub-My-Tism for Rheumatism. WETS WIN IN VIRGINIA. Victory Said to Be a Severe Blow to the Anti,Saloon League. In the recent Democratic primar ies in the second congressional dis trict of Virginia, which includes Norfolk, Joseph T. Deal who made his campaign on an out-and-out plat form was nominated for couagress by a big majority over the candidate who was backed by the Anti-Saloon league. The victory of Mr. Deal is regarded as a severe blow to the league, one of he worst it has ever received. The league waged a relentless fight on Mr. Deal and several of the churches were out to get his scalp. Several preachers devoted their Sun day sermons to him. This was because Deal stood flat footed for beer and light wines and opposed the Sterling-Towner bill. He was accused of being "a lawless person." David Hepburn, president of the Anti-Saloon League in Virgina, ac cused Mr. Deal and former Gover nor Davis of being responsible. for "lawless conditions" in the state. The people were urged to subscribe to a fund to defeat Deal and Davis. The fund was provided, according to reports, but Deal was nominated. That Davis was defeated was due to entirely different causes. He was a candidate for the United States Sen ate against Senator Claude A. Swan son. The Anti-Saloon League sup ported Swanson, although Swanson is not a dry, and opposed Davis, who is a teetotaler. Swanson, in addition to having the Anti-Saloon Leaguers behind him, was also supporetd by the Virginia Democratic machine, which is the strongest organization of its l* d in existence. Swanson carried the district by 10, 000 plurality. Although Deal is a Mason, circu lars were spread broadcast intimating that he was opposiing the Sterling Towner bill because the Catholic church was opposed to it. Most citi zens looked upon the circulation of the report as an attempt on the part of certain church people and the Ku Klux Klan sympathizers here to in ject the religious issue into the cam paign because it has proved a big vote-getter in other sections of the south. It failed here, however. At Ocean I View, where the Ku Klux Klan is said to have 300 members, Deal was beat en by about sixty votes. No Woman Would Laugh. We note that a Chicago man mur- I dered his wife because she was too etravagant. We hold this is going to far. Not for a minute would we endorse or countetnance or appove ojection in ing the item aloud to hs wife as a warning.-Detroit Free Press. REINFORCED CONCRETE SEPTIC TANKS ARE STRONG AND SANI TARY IN EVERY RESPECT Does Not Clog and Always Gives 'Satisfaction. J. I. LANDAICHE General Contractor Donaldsonville Phone 66 A DREAM REALITY I walked into my office, my pocket-book very lean; Say young man, don't go so fast; J sat down in my easy chair, and soon was all in. Think of me, the public has asked. a I soon began snoozing: a vision came to view, I am ealled through rain, heat or frost o And I saw an angel enter, dressed in white and hue. To see your sick hog, cow or horse. c Said the angel: "I'm. from heaven, the Lord just t sent me down When your animals are very sick To bring you up to glory, and put on your golden You phone me to please come quick. d crown. No thought of the doctor for cash is at stake, You've been a friend to everyone and worked hard He must come right away, half asleep or awake. night and day; You worked for many a planter, and from few re- How many times have I ever refused ceived your pay. To answer your calls regardless of dues. t So, we want you up in glory, for you have labored How angry you would be, if at home I would stay hard, Your call, no attention I would pay. And the good Lord is preparing your eternal, just reward." - I am' sure hard-feeling would then arise, Then the angel took me by the hand, and started You would curse me, should your animal die. toward Glory's gate. You would say "That doctor does not care But when passing close to Hades, the angel mur- About me and my business affairs." mured "Wait, I've got a place to show you, it's the hottest place Gentlemen, in the bible the commandment most true in hell; "Do unto others as you would have them do you." Where the ones who never paid you, in torments What is life, after all, but the passing of time; always dwell." What is money but the root of all crimes. And behold, I saw there my clients by the score; And grabbing a chair and fan, I wanted nothing Isn't it a fact we have all found more. That money it what makes the world go round? I was bound to sit and watch them, as they sizzled, From all of this, plainly you will see sighed and burned. I have worked for you, so please pay me. My eyes would rest on debtors whichever way I turned. CHAS. M. JACOB, Said the angel: "Come on doctor, there's the pearly Veterinarion. gates to see." But I only murmured: "This is heaven enough for me." I refused to go any further, but preferred to sit and T E R M S : gaze At that crowd of rank old dead beats, as they lay there in the blaze. All bills prior to March, 1920, 1 here Just then my old clock struck the hour of seven To find myself, in reality, neither in hell nor in by cancel.... Cash is expected on pre heaven. sentation of future bills. Some dream this was. I want to thank my honest and reiable clients for their past valuable support. Trusting that our future relations wlil be CHAS. M. JACOB, as pleasant as in the past. DR. CHAS. M. JACOB. - THE BIG ANIIIVESARI SA[E - AT THE FASHION AND BANNER STORES To Continue Another Week Starting Monday, Aug. 21 On account of the inclemency of the weather, this big sale has been extended another week. This is your opportunity to purchase warm weather needs as well as year-round necessities at prices far less than you ever imagined. You will indeed appreciate the values when you see the quality of merchandise and the splendid stock for your selection. THE FASHION COMPANY Props. Fashion and Banner Stores DONALDSONVILLE, LA. PASIRHES DONATE TO FAIR. East Baton Rouge, Lafourche, Terre bonne Makes Appripriations. Geo. H. DeRussy, president and Robert L. Baker, member of the ex ecutive committee of the South Lou isiana Fair Association addressed the police juries of Lafourche and Terre bonne parishes, respectively, on Wednesday, in behalf of appropria tions for the tenth annUal fair which will be held in Don ldsnville. Oct* bet 7 to lei: following the example" of East Baton Rouge the police jury of which on Tuesday voted a like amount when secretary-manager, R. S. Vickers appeared before that body in com pany with Sidney SSt. Amant and James Barman. In addition to East Baton Rouge, Lafourche and Terrebonne the par ishes of Ascension, Assumption,, St. James, St. John, St. Charles, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, Or leans and Iberville are members of the South Louisiana Fair Associa tion and annually make appropria tions of amounts ranging from $250 to $500 in behalf of this institution. Its splendid work in promoting better agricultural methods through out this section by means of the practical object lessons furnished by the annual fair held in October, is recognized by the farmers as well as the police juries of the member parishes of the association, hence the annual appropriations made for its support. BLUE LAWS IN OHIO CITY. Their Enforcement Makes Place the "Deadest" in the United States. A news item from Piqua, Ohio, de. scribes the ridiculous situation which the enforcement of the Ohio blue laws has created in that city. as follows: "No lid could ever be shut tighter than was the one clapped on Pi qua's sixteen thousand inhabitation -btween midnight Saturday and mid r ht Sunday. a'. 5luoiaw ;euuforce4 toouthe "deadest" place in the United States Sunday. "And yet with all the power of the law helping to 'make the city good' there were no churches report ing increased attendance. "The general slogan seemed to be -and was often expressed, 'If I can't go to the movies, I won't go to church.' "There was only one arrest during the day for a violation of the Ohio common labor day under which the puritanical sabbath gained effect, J. B. Resse of Dayton, Ohio, a news paper man, was the culprit. "Reese walked up to the local po lice station and began to interview a citizen on the situation. A squad of police pounced on upoTn him. " 'What are you doing?' came the gruff query from the dauntless blue coats. "'Working,' reported the fearless reporter, and the arrest was made. "Reese was hurried to jail where he spent a half hour before his re lease on bail. His case will come up Monday. "Some persons worked and got away with it though by Mayor A. W. l)ewees' special permission. They were movie men who took 'still' movies of the deadest spot. "But though there were'nt many arrests Sunday, wait, is the advice of those who know. "Police made the-rounds of every church in the city this morning, taking the names of every paid or ganist and choirister. The (deep, dark suspicion is that affidavits will be filed against everyone of these paid church workers. "Mayor Deweese, was silent today. He is wating results from his cam paign of giving 'em their fill of puri tan Sundays. "The mayor says if h'e cannot get convictions for blue law violations he will stop trying to enforce then, and 'will open up' the town. "The main test cases are those of two movie show proprietors and a drugstore proprietor, affidavits of several days standing, which will come up for hearing this week." An Editor's Invoice. An editor once kept track of his profits and losses during the year, and gives an invoice of his business diary at the end of twelve months of ups and downs in the following manner: Been broke 361 times. Praised the public 89 times. Told lies 720 times. Missed prayer meeting 52 times. Been roasted 431 times. Roasted others 52 times. Washed office towel 3 times. Missed meals 0. Mistaken for a preacher 11 times Mistaken for a capitalist 0. Got whipped 8 times. Whipped others 0. Cash on hand at begnning $1.47. Cash on hand at ending 15c-Mil. ton (N. D.) Globe. Hunger, the Best Sauce. Sauce is used to create an app,' tite or relish for the food. The right way is to look to your digestion. When you have good digestion you are cer tain to relish your food. Chamberlain's Tablets improve digestion, create .a ealthy appetite and cause a gentle movement of the bowels.-(Adv.) South Louisiana Fair, October 7-15