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THE Di)ONALDSONVILLE CHIEF.
A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper-Published Every Saturday-Subscription Price, $2 a Year. VOLUME LII. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1922. NUMBER 6. . a i i i • • lil l . ,!- SEALED BIDS WANTED SEALED BIDS will be received by the finance com mittee of the police jury of the parish of Ascension, at the courthouse, Donaldsonville, Louisiana, up to 11 o'clock a. m., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1922, for repairs to be made to the parish courthouse and jail, according to specifications on file with the secretary of the police jury, copies of which will be furnished on apl)pication. Bids are requested for each item or number of the specifications separately, as well as for the entire work. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. W. B. STUART, President Police Jury. R. J. CHAUVIN, Secretary Police Jury. Donaldsonville, La., Sept. 14, 1922. PRESIDENT VETOES BONUS. Favors Purpose of Bill But Objects to Burden on Taxpayers. In a very lengthy message to con gress, in which he gave full expression of _his views on the subject, President Harding last Tuesday vetoed the sol diers bonus bill which had been passed by both houses of the national as sembly. The president declared that while he was in accord with the avow ed purpose of the measure he did not subcribe to its provisions. Mr. Harding's veto message reads in part as follows: "With the avowed purpose of the bill to give expression of a nation's gratitude to those who served in its defense in the world war, I am in accord, but to its provisions I do not subscribe. The United States never will cease to be grateful; it cannot and never will cease giving expression to that gratitude. "In legislating for what is ,'alled adjusted compensation,. Congress failed, first of all, to provide the revenue from which the bestowals is to be paid. Moreover, it estab lishes the very dangerous precedent of creating a tieasury covenant to -pay, which puts a burden, variously esimated between $4,000,000,000 and $5,000,000,000 upon the American people, not to dischage an obligation, which the government always must pay, but to bestow a bonus which the soldiers themselves while serving in the world war didl not expect." Among other reasons given for the veto Mr. Harding points out congress failed to provide means of financing the proposition That inevitably the bonus would mean increased taxation. That the legislation would wipe out everything thus far accomplished to .Jeduce government expenditures 'w herever possible. That a peace bes towal on the ex-service men was a perversion of public funds. That the bonus would not diminish the latter obligation in the way of pensions to the world war veterans. Asserting that this obligation would cost more billions then he ventured to suggest, the president declared that a rational financial policy today is necessary to make the nation ready for the expen ditures which is certain to be requir ed in the coming years. lie also call ed attention to the sums now being expended for the care of the diseased, disabled or dependent and asserted that the total cost. would plobably ex ceed $25,000,000,000. ,Legion and Immigration. In an address before the Baton Rouge convention of the American Legion recently, Alvin Owsley, de dlared that there are 15,000,000 aliens in this country who cannot speak English and who have no desire to learn the language. Commenting up on the speech the Staes very aptly remarks. "The Legion in the matter of re strieting immigration has already done good work, hut it should do more. It is impossilble for aliens who cannot speak lhe language of the country in which they have cast their lot for selfish purposes only, who remain ignorant of its institu tions and traditions, to be loyal to it in the time of danger. The "melt ing pot" the po<litician seeking votes is wont to boast aboult is producing far more slag than the pure metal this country demands." Cattle-Dipping Record Again Broken in Texas. Texas broke its own cattle-dipping record when in July 6.782,503 dip Plngs in that state were recorded by the Bureau of Animal Industry, United States I)epartment of Agri EClnre. The figure is more than 160,000 greater than the dlippings for -une, which as rcentlv announced, broke all records r.pr progressive tick eradication since the work began in --06. There are nearly 10,000 vats ml operation, of which more than 200 Were bulit during .July. The rapid Progress being made in eradicating rieks is the result of thorough prep . ation and the excellent spirit of co-operation among the state and county officials, cattle owners, and representatives of the United States 1ePartment of Agriculture. Crpenter and Plumbing Work. When you are in need of carpen MAL or plumbing work give me a My prices are reasonable and l11 work is executed in a neat and Ornklanship manner. If you con . nplate having any work done just tllme to call and I will be glad to ilargss the mattter with you. No job o lrge, none too small. CAMILLE ?INAULT, Carpenter and plum r, Donaldsonville, La. Sis reported that two young wo did in Paris recently in an effort tin the figure which is consid . ashionable. In order to attain lat, bustless silhouette which is lar at the moment, they system Mlly starved themselves to such an t that when attacked by mild ill they were too weak to offer lce and the attacks proved Area Plan of Tuberculosis Eradica tion Increases. The plan for eradicating tubercu losis in cattle from entire areas, such as counties, is daily growing in popu larity according to reports coming to the United States Department of Agriculture. The idea has taken' hold in Michigan and is spreading rapidly. Already five counties have been freed of the plague, and reports from the inspector in charge for the government show that the boards of supervisors have appropriated money and made provision for co operating with state and federal forces. When one country joins the ranks for eradication its action stim ulates others to follow. The prospect for ultimately ridding the country of the disease never looked so promis ing as at present, say those in charge. Speedy Justice. Unusual speed was shown in met ing out justice to malefactors in the district court of St. John parish last last week. These white young men were arrested for the theft of goods from a Texas and Pacific train near Edgard. The youths, Herman Huber, Henry Roupriclh and Walter Cox were indicted by the grand jury at 12 o'clock noon. At 2 p. m. they plead ed guilty before Judge H. N. Gautier who sentenced them to five years each in the penitentiary. Officers left with them at 3 o'clock for Baton Rouge and at 4 o'clock federal officers from New Orleans arrived at Edgard to serve papers for violation of the injunction granted the Texas and Pac ific railway. They were too late. Dr. J. S. Foote, professor of Creighton Univ rsity, Omaho, in a paper read ; ago, declared tha the Ill pass: away and will be " d by the yellow and black races who will battle for supremacy. He does not undertake to say when this will come to pass. THE UMWAL CAR Buy Now-Do't Wait And reaermbe-the loweat Dret coal, the loweset upkeep and the highest ees value of er. motor car over baik. Let the Ford One-Ton Truck cut your hauling and delivery costs. Records of savings made by hundreds of thousands of users in practically every line of business are actualy astounding. Let us show you. You do not obligate yourself in any way. Paeomaide Tires and &MOUhM RA speed delvery or the d 1f I for heavy hmalng. Reynaud-Truxillo Motor Co. (Formerly Donaldsonville Garage) Donaldsonville, La. -d TARIFF BILL PASSED. First Reublican Measure in Ten Years --Will Yied $400,000,000 Yearly. The Repubican protective tariff measure, which has been under con sideration and discussion by congress for several months, was finally passed early this week, and was sent to the president for his signature. This is the first Republican tariff measure in ten years. Treasury ex perts figure that the new act will yield about $400,000,000 a year in revenue, one-half of which they say will come from the following four sources: Sugar, $87,000,000; raw wool, $63,000,000; tobacco, $35,000, 000 and laces and embroideries, $15, 000,000.: The bill marks a distinct departure in American tariff making, in this, that it gives the president authority over taxes at the customhouses. On investigation he may increase or de crease any rate in the bill by 50 per cent, should that be necessary to equalize the difference, based on the cost of production. John T. Adams, chairman of the Republican national committee, said that the enactment of the bill marks the beginning of another era of good times in the United States. '" It guar artees to employer and employe alike security from destructive competi tion," he said. "It affords protection to all factions of the country and all classes of producers. It has been cor rectly styled an all-American protec tive tariff." Big Fair at St. James. A big fair will be given at St. James on Sunday, Ocober 1, for the benefit of the building fund of the Catholic church at that place. W. J. Lessard is chairman of the arrange ments committee. There will be a restaurant at which regular dinners will be served; ice cream, cakes, re freshments, etc. A splendid picture production, speically selected for the occasion will be shown in the Holy Name hall in the evening and at night. The allotment of the Ford car will be made Sunday night between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock. All those inter ested and the general public are cor dially invited to attend. Entombed Miners Dead. After twenty-two days of hard work, the rescue parties succeeded in reaching the 47 miners who for that number of days were entombed 4600 feet below the surface, in the Argo naut gold mine at Jackson, Cal. All were found dead. The miners, while at work, were cut off by a fire which occurred in an underground chamber between them and the surface and cut off exit by way of the only shaft in the mine. They are believed to have been overcome by the poisonous gases caused by the fire. They were reached by a crew of experts who drilled through solid rock from a shaft leading to another mine in the vicinity. South Louisiana Fair, October 7-15. "THE MASQUERADER." i Splendid Movie Picture to Be Shown at the Grand Next Tuesday. "The Masquerader" is the title of the superb movie piture which will be featured at the Grand Theatre, next Tuesday. The Baltimore Sun, in a recent issue, contains the following highly flattering mention of this splendid play: "Guy Bates Post has been eminent ly successful in transferring to the screen his characterization of his dual role in 'The Masquerader,' in which play he won renown through perform ances covering more than six years. Furthermore, the production of the film version, whch is on view this week at the Rivoli Theatre is excellent throughout and may be ranked among the finest screen dramas in a long while. " 'The Masquerader,' it will be re called, first came to light as a popular novel from the pen of Katherine Cecil Thurston more than a decade ago. Subsequently it was dramatized by John Hunear Booth, and it was through his impersonation of. John Chilcote and his double, John Loder, that Mr. Post vitalized the story and made these characters an outstanding achievement on the speaking stage, both in this country and abroad. "In its film form the original story has been followed closely, with a slight change in the date of the piece and the introduction of a few inevi table concluding movie touches that did not appear in the stage version. "This 'masquerade' of the ambi tious young newspaper writer (Loder) in the guise of the great Chilcote, member of the British House of Lords, deserves rank as a classic certainly Mr. Post's stage perform ance estabished that, and doubtless there will be a few persons to contend that he has not made of this also a screen classic-the sort of thing that George Arliss and one or two others have done in putting- their histrionic triumphs into picture, form. "Mr. Post's portrayal dominates the film, and yet it has been set in an ad mirable frame. His differentiation of the two characters-in gesture and mood as well as in mere outward ap pearance-is truly remarkable, stand ing out in clear-cut lines under a closer scrutiny than was possible in the case of the spoken play. "The supporting cast is notably good-almost as free from typical "movie stuff" as Post himself. Ed ward Kimball is excellent as the faith ful servant, Brock; Barbara Tennant handles her role of Robbins with dis tinction, while Marcia Manor and Ruth Sinclair show up well as Lady Astrupp and Eva Chilcote, respective ly. "This film, incidentally, marks, the debut of Richard Walton Tully as a motion picture producer. May he send us other pif'rc3 as good as this one." Parents Fined if Pupils Late. According to comparative statistics I recently given out at Washington, the t Virgin Islands have the nearest to 100 per cent attendance in the pub- t lic schools of any state, territory or possession of the United States. There t education is made compulsory for all t children between 6 and 15 years of I age. When the child is absent from school without proper excuse the par- r ents are fined twenty cents each for s each day of absence, and parents are c fined 10 cents for every time a pupil is tardy. When sickness is repprted c as the cause of absence, school nurses i investigate, and only on certificates o of these nurses is the excuse of ill- o ness recognized; -Dr. Vulliamy "Sailing" at the t Grand, next Wednesday. S RESULTS. Good morning Mr. Editor, How are you today? I hope you are not like me, With nothing much to say. In regards to "A Dream," "Reality" and "Terms," I have made practically no collections, So have no money to burn. When a man owes you He not only refuses to pay, But does not employ you Any more from day to day. He passes by you, Not even with a smile, Which means your bill Will not be paid for a while. I do not mean to say. That all are like this, Then the world would be Nothing but a mist. We find men of refinement The nobler type of walkers; The ones who do not pay Are always the hardest knockers. When their animals Then get sick, They pass you by and Call on old mani Flick. He does what he can, What he heard and saw, Even though he is Practicing against the law. Judge's best cow Annie Took sick. He says to Judge, Of course I am no doctor, That cow has lost her cud. Flick calls for pork and bacon With strands of hay to twist, And makes a cud for Annie As big as your fist. Rolling up his shirt sleeves, While the Judge holds his coat, He takes the cud and rams it Way down in Annie's throat. Results? I should say There is Annie by the fence Chewing the cud old Flick gave her; She has been chewing it ever since. According to this a man Must not get in despair For the world I hope is not, Like this everywhere. CHARLES MORSON JACOB, Veterinarian, Convent, La. MANY EX-SERVICE MEN COMING Big Preparations Under Way for En tertainment of Soldier Boys. What promises to be the biggest and most successful day of the South Louisiana Fair, will be Legion Day, Sunday, October 15, the closing day of the big event, when a vast number of ex-soldiers of the world war' from all parts of the state will come to Donaldsonville. There will be a mon ster parade in which local and visit ing veterans of the war and 500 ma rines from the 1JUted States cruiser Birmingham will tak, part. The Bir mingham together with seaplanes from the Pensacola navy yard have beeh assigned here for the occasion. Extensive preparations are being made under the supervision of various committees for the enetrtainment of the visitors,as follows: Joint committee South Louisiana fair and Legion-Dr. D. T. Martin, chairman. Finanace committee-L. Montero, chairman. Refreshment committee - Miss Dora Kaffie, chairman. Entertainment committee-Dr. D. T. Martin, Dr. H. F. Vulliamy and Hubert Richard. Speakers' committee - Clarence Bourg, chairman. The following will deliver address es on. the occasion: George S. Guion, assistant attorney general, and Geo. K. Favrot, congressman from the sixth congressional district. Admission to the fair grounds and refreshments will be free to Legion aires throughout the day. Arrangements are being made for members of the Legion to make the trip from Donaldsonville to New Or leans via the cruiser Birmingham to attend the national convention. The indications are that the at tendance at the fair on Legion Day will prove the largest in the history of the organization and the good people of Donaldsonville should turn out in full force and exert every effort in their power to make the visitors and especially the ex-service boys welcome and comfortable. The big parade, in itself, will be a notable affair. It will be the first in which fully uni formed and equipped marines froin a United States warship take part, since the visit of the battleship Mis sissipp in May, 1908, when the parade and drill of a large detachment of its marines attracted so much atten tion along the streets of the city. The cruiser Birmingham will an chor in front of the city and will be open to visitors, while the sea planes will give flying exhibits each day. Burnside Notes and Leaks. By Henry C. Brand. The weather forecaster predicted rain this week. Evidently he didn't forecast for this seciton. I hope Doc Cline will continue ot make suchh a guess when we need dry weather. The public school opened here last Monday with about thirty4wo pu pils enrolled. Many pupils promoted to the fifth grade went to Donaldson ville. This will relieve the conges tion that prevailed last session. A mammoth levee was comploted this week in front of Marchand set tlement and Riverton plantation. Levees of this size built from now on will solve the question of whether we need spillways for the protection and safety of the property that the river drains from twenty-nine states. On dit, that at the last meeting of the police jury there was a move ment on foot to ask the distributors of the public funds to appropraite out of the surplus set aside for charitable purposes, a small amount, say 3000 bucks for the board of health to es tablish a clinic for the poor and de serving. This matter was discussed (informally) by members of the jury and those mostly interested in the philanthropic move, but the matter did not reach the jury that was about to assemble. Cause for congratula tion of the parish solons! Let us give praise to whom it is due, President Harding in vetoing the bo nus bill is entitled to a full measure. To pay the gallant soldiers of the recent war for their patriotism in rushing (?) to Europe to save the French, English and 'Italians cousins from annihilation (which was done) would be to establish a precedent for the world. President Harding is not willing to incur the debt; too honest to offer the bribe and unwilling for his party to be loaded with a gold brick. Honor to him! There was one requirement made by the saloonist to the candidates of fering to run for sheriff in the good old liberty days, before the war, and that is, will you, if elected, enforce all the laws, including the Sunday law? So help you God. I do not know that the question was ever put to any candidate in this parish, but 1 do know that every one elected in the past thirty-fouryears never did enforce the unpopular Sunday law. Now that the Eighteenth Amendment has put the saloons out of business forever, it will not be necessary to exact a pledge from candidates run ing for sheriff to wink at the non-ob servance of the liquor laws, Sundays or any other. The United States government has dry law agents to do the work. But conditions seem bright for the wets. Prohibition Com missioner Haynes gives notice that the lid is to be taken off whiskey for use of sick persons and "business ne cessity." The retail and wholesale drugstores are to distribute the medi cine. We can prepare to force an epidemic of flu, pneumonia, lung, nervous, kidney and all kinds of di seases of men and women. It will be so comme il faut, and safer, to procure your medicine from a druggist than from a saloonist. We live ip an age of moral and educational blessing. Judge Robert S. Ellis of Amite City defeated Judge Clay Elliot of the same place for judge of the Court of Appeals of the third district, which includes the parish of Ascension. The new judge will succeed his father, Judge Stephen D. Ellis, who has re tired. A. J. Esneault will explain at the Grand Theatre next Wednesday night. Now is the Time for that New Fall Bonnet JUST RECEIVED A WONDERFUL LINE OF "MADGE EVANS" HATS FOR LITTLE LADIES, ALSO THE NEWEST CREATIONS IN LADIES' FALL TRIMMED AND READY-TO-WEAR HATS. HOLIDAY CLOSING THIS STORE WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, SEPT. 30, AND MONDAY, OCT. 2. WILL OPEN AT 6 P. M. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30. C M.. Railiroad AvStrue td Donaldsonville, La. LOUISIANA CROPS GOOD. Corn and Cotton Promise Better Re sults Than Last Year. According to the report of Lionel L. Janes, statistician of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, the crops in Louisiana are in a very satisfactory condition. He forecasts a corn crop of 30,975,000 bushels. At the average price of 83 cents, this would indicate a value of $25,709,000, compared with $22,764,000 in 1921. The cot ton crop is estj fted at 414,000 bales, with a 1,81,000 compared ' -cr-:1$22, The nu e ning September 1, tivhuer, was only 90 per cent of the number last year. Wool production is estimated at 105 per cent of that of 1921. Rice production is estimated at 18 335,000 bushels, compared with 16, 560,000; sugar cane at 3,244,530 tons; compared with 4,180,000; sweet po tato production at 7,913,000 bushels, while 1921 production was 8,272,000. Approximately 301,000 tons of hay will be made, compared with 286,000, oats production is forecasted at 1, 136,000 bushels, compared with 1, 265,000. Statisticians believe the peanut crop will amount to 9,479,000 pounds. Last year's peanuts weigh ed 8, 766,000 pounds. Conditions of other crops, compared with a normal of growth and vitality by 100 per cent, is given as follows: White potatoes, 76; tobacco, 95; ap ples, 55; pasture, 91; grain sorghum, 84; cowpeas, 74; sorghum cane for syrup, 80; peaches, 54 in production and 61 in quality; watermelons, 67 per cent production, 76 per cent of usual acreage harvested; cantaloupes, 69 per cent yield, 89 per cent of acreage harvested; tame hay, 86; wild hay, 85. Kings and queens of the lodge of meriment-the Red Men Minstrels at the Grand Theatre next Wednesday. South Louisiana Fair, October 7-15. ..m i i••1 i •ml m OPENS SEPT. 26 Donaldsonville Business College Over X-Ray Pharmacy in the Grand Theatre Building Civil Service Position For You in Washington, New Orleans or the States ARE YOU LOOKING AHEAD? Let Walden prepare you for the position you desire-Stenograph er, Bookkeeper, Civil Service, Salesman, and build up your English any study you desire. Tens of thousands endorse the superiority of Walden's course and methods. FREE DEMONSTRATION: If you don't like our methods and courses after FREE TRIAL-you will be under no obligation to continue. Its IMPORTANT that you begin with the classes. Don't wait for a personal solicitation; and don't miss this opportunity or you will regret it. MANY PUPILS ENROLLING. "Walden's Short and Easy Way"-"The New Way"-does away with the DRUDGERY and gives your a BETTER course in less than HALF the usual time. DAY AND NIGHT SCHOOL. Ambitious young men and womenf-and those engaged during the day-can prepare for a better paying position, and for future SUCCESS-by attending. We fit the training to your special needs--without embarrass ment-any course or study you NEED. See our representative Mr. S. H. Westbrook or write for par ticulars. WALDEN'S DONALDSONVIILE BUSINESS COLLEGE TO RECLAIM SOUTHERN LANDS. Senator Ransdell Makes Plea for Fed eral Co-operative Bill. It is reported from Washington that the defeat of the McNary plan for federal co-operative reclamation as a result of the soldier bonus bilL. does not mean the abandonment cf the project. Discussions in the sen ate indicate that many of the sena tors favor the measure. It extends to the south and to other sections as well because of the great advantage which have come to the west as a result of the reclamation of arid !:hs. Jn an <ddress urging the adopluon of the ameInc-mfeni the senator Ciihte'itd " out that three-fifths of the wet lands of the nation are in the south. In the nation as a whole he said there are 94,000,000 acres of land which must be drained before they can be utilized for agricultural purposes. Of that amount 56,000,000 are in the south. Louisiana would benefit by this legislation since one third of its entire area of 10,000,000 acres con sist of wet lands. Senator Ransdell pointed out that irrigation and drain age are simply different methods of reclaiming lands. He pointed out the success achieved in the reclama tion of arid lands in the west, and suggested that this is the proper time to extend the plan which, has proven so successful in the west to those areas comnrised of wet lands. It is said that users of tobacco paid about 9 per cent of the $3,197, 000,000 in internal revenue received by the government in the fiscal year 1922. Income and profit taxes paid 65 per cent of the total. From to-. bacco and its manufactures the gov ernment received $270,759,000, sta tistics show. This was an increase of $15,500,000 over the amount col lected by the government from the same source in 1921. The increase was almost wholly from taxes on cig arettes, which totalled $150,126,000. See Alexis Collet get the "blues" at Grand Theatre next Wednesday night.