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VOL. XXXIV. ABBEVILLE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, 3ULY 11, 1891. NO. 4.
Ofice at Abbeville, La.,--jne30 '88.
L. L. BIlUISiS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Will practice in the United States
Conrts and also the different District
Courts of the State.
W. W. EDWARDS,
Will attend to all businosa in the line of
Blb profession in Vermilion or the adjoin.
W. B. WHITE.
Attorney at Law,
ABBEVILLE - - - LA.
BHnting on the lands and premises
of the undersigned, is, henceforth
prohibited. Anyone tresspassing
on his properties will be prosecuted
to tie all extent of the law.
J. P. GUEYDAN,
Shell Beach, La
V A. WHITE. LASTEn BROUSbARD
WHITE & BROUSSARD,
Attorneys at Law,
OFFICE-NEAR COURT HOUSE,
January 12, 1889.
ROBERT P. O'BRYAN'
Attorney at Law
LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANi.
Oslie oruth Side Covu t Ro.se.
Will practice in the Parish of Calcasieu,
!iamer and Vermilion. Prompt atten
tin given to all buninees intrusted to his
ars april 13. 18-1ly.
E. A. MAZEROLLE,
lblleo, Bi al OrnamIntal
All work done in the neatest of
Oct. 5. ly.
J. M. BEAUXIS.
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General suppl of Family Groceries ofal
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He also retails Liquor by the drink
For cheap bargains add fresh goods I
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FANCY CAKES AND FHRES
Orders For Wedding Cakes Prompt.g
QI Fresh Bread Delivered At Home.
Abbeville, May 2, 1892.
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Jnne 1., 1r91.
Notice is hereby given that my
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I will not be responsible for any
debts contracted by her from and
after this date.
Abbeville, La., May 23, 1891.
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Age, Ruston. La. June 13,-tf.
The Mocking Bird.
The mocking bird belongs to the
great thrush family. It has a slen
der from with a long tail, and a bill
as long as its head and rather wide
at the base, a long and strongly
built breast bone, and its tongue is
deeply cleft, with hair on the ends
and outside edges of the forked part.
Its color is a mixture of gray, brown
and white, with onk eyes, but these
specimer' " ,e extremely rare.
Their nests are made of twigs and
and weeds, and are lined with
fibrous roots, horse hair and cotton,
sometimes mixed with human hair
and cotton cord. They are about
six inches wide and two inches deep.
The birds do not take much pailds
in building them and they do not
seem to try to hide -them. They
select some spot within a few feet
of the ground in an orange tree or a
blackberry bush, and, like their
cousins the robins, they love to live
near the dwellings of men.
This may be owihg to the pro
tection such places afford against
their natural enemies. The hawk
the wildcat, the o'possum and other
animals that would disturb his peace
are likely to shun human abodes,
and the countr3's being opetn about
such places makes the approach of
any foe readily seen. The eggs, as
well as the young birds, are much
sought after by snakes, but the
parent birds are often successful in
driving them off, and they are
always ready to wage war on any
intruder upon their property.
In the early spring the female
lays from three to six eggs, about
an inch long and of a pale greenish
blue coloe, spotted and blotched
with yellowish brown. Then she sit
on them and keeps them warm.
and the male'bird brings her worms
and other delicacies during this time
and when the birds are young.
When they are first hetched the
birdlings are very ugly, for they
have long bills that are always
stretched-open for food, nnd scrawny
bare bodies with a few pale yellow
hairs scattered over them. But
their feathers grow very rapidly,
and in about two weeks they are
full fledged and are able to leave
the nest, and their father begins to
give them lessons in flying and sing
iog.-New York Telegram.
Thie MIoss IdusPtry.
During the last few years the
moss business has assumed quite
large proportions. It is very prof
itable and at the same time not as
tiresome as field work. We were
informed the other day by a young
man, that in one day he picked 200
pounds. Now as this moss sells
for from 3 to 4 cents per pound, it
can easily be seen, why so many
laborers seek the swamps and woods
instead of doing field, work.
This is one of the chief causes of
the scarcity of labor and it is easily
seen that owners of swamp lands
could prevent it. Very fev persons
outside of negroes make a business
of picking moss and if the men who
own these lands would club togeth
er and forbid anyone picking moas
on their lands, the trouble of secu
ring labor would be done away
with. It seems to us that owners
of swamps lands have really a for
tune 'in the woods' but for some
reason they let it stay there, or al
low it to be taken away by others.
If moss gathering pays on g small
scale why should it not do so on a
large scale ?-Bruly Light.
Some of our practical jokers put
up a job on a certain young friend of
ours this week by having a telegram
sent here'announcing that a certain
lottery ticket, which number he held
a fractional part, had won the capital
prize in the last drawing of the La.
State Lottery. The hodx was so
well concocted that the victim felt
truly rich for several honus, until
some friend disabused him of the
bright delusion.--Opelousas Con.
Her Dying Reqgest.
There died not long ago the little
daughter of a New York lawyer
who approached the dark river with
a composure that was as pathetic as
it was unusual. She was the second
in the family connection to succumb
to dipthedia. A few weeks lkfore
she had known of the illness and
death to a young cousin and play.
mate, and, though not allowed at
the funeral or bed'side, had been
much impressed and had asked
questions which showed that the
dismal features of the last sad rites
were full of horror to her. The New
York Times says that when she was'
taken ill it was carefully concealed
from her that she had diptheria lean
she should become frightened. It
was a malignant attack, and ran
its course quickly. The crisis ap
proached and all hope was abandon'
ed. Her father sat by her side
watching her pale face take on a
grayer pallor that had -only
one meaning. The little girl's eyes
closed, and in her father's hand her
own were held nerveless. A tear
wrong from.his agony dropped upon
them. The child opened her eyes
iwide. "Are you crying papa?" she
said, as well as she could speak;
"am I so sick ?-papa, am I going.
to die ?" The question was earnest
and the eyes searched his face for
hope, but she saw there was node.
For a long minute she watched him
closely. Who shall say what that
look contained? Fear, entreaty, af
tection, and final renunciation-for
at length, with a little weary sigh,
she turned away, putting her face
toward the wall but leaving her
hand still fast in his. "Papa," she
said again, after a brief silence, and
in the tfne there was a touching
resignation, "sing 'Bye-low," which
was a nursery lutlahy she had never
outarown. Although clipking with
grief, the stricken father complied,
and so, holding his hand, with her
face still to the wall and in her ears
the crooning, familiar melody, the
the little girl quietly met her death.
Cure For Hog" Cholera.
A correspondent of the Farmer
ville (La) Gazette, in mentioning
the fact that bog cholera was one of
the chief topics discussed at the re
cent meeting of the State Agricul
tural Society at Alexandria, says:
Hon Charles Scbuler, of DeSoto,
stated that he had lost from fifty to
sexty head of h6gs from disease, and
that in the morning of a certain day
he hauled off seven head and buried
them; that same morning he began
to feed his remaining forty head
with a slop made of poke weed root,
and that since that time he had not
lost a hog.
The root of poke weed, a common
growth throngbout your parish, is
cut in small pieces and cooked to
slop with water, the stronger the
better, feed twice a day. Mr. Scho
ler said his hogs refused to eat corn
but they immediately relished the
The symptoms and effects of dise
ease were identical to those related
to me which have carried off so
many hogs in Union parish and I
hasten to give my people the above
jnformation * * * *
Poke weed in our country is often
eaten as a salad in early spring. Its
root, however, is known to he a
poison and even the berries were
formerly thought to be poisonous to
children. Such, however is not the
case. Medical men tell us that birds
feeding on these poke berries ate
fonnd to be very poor and that an
extract made of them is now used
as an anti fat remedy.
A Bncks county hen is now sitting
on an egg and also as judge in a law
sauit, fof if she hatchtis a peculiar
bred of chick, a negro who is ac*
cusd of baring stolen the fruit will,
go to jail. The hen is in'er nest about
this; but she may have been deceived
and have nothing to crow over when
the hatching job is done.