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Volume 49 . Abbeville, Louisiana, Saturday, December 30, 1905. Number 5
- PAY YOUR PO.LL __TAXAND VOTE
and see our large line of clothing
which we are now disposing of at
greatly reduced prices on account
of shortness of season. Our line
is complete to fit the smallest
boy to the largest man in the
Weiss Bros.. Proprietors.
OUR UNSURE ASSED LINE OF
IS NOW READY.
Come and See Us Whether rou're Ready to Buy
or Not-We Are Headquarters
This season we are
better prei'arcd than (
ever biefore to ,::p,!y
every possi},! wanit ill
Holiday Merchandi e. i
' sl,'; i. tL? l.e..2;it of
solne car', I ' -,j Uunii'g I - -
wo!!.;lenul ut:srin. 5 last
year set a high mar'.- )
but now, with your help,
we are going to make a
holiday suggestions in
great .numbers are dis
played everywhere upon our well filled shelv
es. Here you are bound to find just what will
lost ple se an4 give th1l
greatest satisfaetiqn to eachd
of those you wish to remem
ber. Toys, dolls, candy,
perfumes, books, china,
glass and silveFware, fancy
goods, pictures, cutlery, -
sporting goods-in all these
lines we, show a wealth of
• . .things to give"
A word to the wise--buy
now. Don't wait until our
lines break-they are cer
tain to ghthe last minute.
odm4aike toir sslection now.
Balef y'Srg Store
* $ t.lO Street text to 1PoJt O~,co
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PAPOL A VT
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The world looks up at him with en
Who rules where millions yield obe
Whose word is final and whose will is
Who in his purple apes Omnipotence.
The world looks up at him wite flat
And lauds him for the vastness of his
And for his heaps of treasure calls him
And for his army's triumphs calls
But wiser than the one who rule s is
Who gives to them that hew and
sow and glean
The knowledge that the souls of men
That pomp is yain, that bigotry is
And greater than the leaders whose
Bring triumphs to their arms are
they who teach
That dignity may be in calloused
,That what is right for all is just for
--8. E. Kiser,
in Tom Watson's Magazine.
Account of the extensive
machinery installations, grinding
operations began quite late, and
only a fractional part of the crop
was saved when the plant was
destroyed. This may spell disa
ster to the farmers who were sel
ling cane to Keystone, for with
probable bad weather ahead the
change in deliveries to the sev
eral centrals ready to take the
cane may prove most difficult of
Destruction of Keystone
Last Saturday night Deceiber
the 16th, the sugar house of Key
stone plantation, in St. Martin
parish, one of the oldest estab
lished sugar properties in the
upper part of Bayou Teche, was
completely° destroye4 by fire,
which is reported to have origi
nated at the bagasse burner
The destruction of the Key
stone factory is a complete loss
to the sugar interests of that sec
tion for by reason of its capacity
having been greatly increased
during the year, it was transfor
med into an up-to-date central,
and tributary thereto the sur
rounding farners were preparing
to go extensively ilt) cane culj
tivation next season. In fact,
Keystone was practically built
anew this year, and the chief
contract for the work, let to a
local machinery firm, alnng
amounted io $108.0Q0. Sinco it
is said to be true that no insur.
ance was carried to cover the loss
of approximitaely $150,000, the
rebuilding of Keystone seems
THE LONELNESS3 OF THE
Thgre are perhaps a hundred
Reqplein our apartment house, a
thousand, or it may be two or
three thousand, in. or blek.
They live in small, comnortahly
furnished4 ad very convoenion'
apartmants, but they live alone.
No one ever sees any exchange
of courtesies between them.
t'hsy are not interested in the,
progress of the lives of the p3o
pie about them. You might live
there a year. or ten years, andi
doubt if your ne*t-door neighbor
w gld even so much as know of
your existence. He istoo bury.
Your business might fail, your
chilkre'l .perish. Yon i nght
safter every calamity from heart
sohe t6 literal physical destruc
tion, and I doubt whether hes
would ever hear of it. Marriage,
birth, death, any and all of the
other homely and reajl!, essential
appnings of life are all trivial
Neither you nor your wife nor
children nor your children's chil
dren have any interest for him.
It is all as if you really did not
The pathos of all this is that
these people never quite realize,
until some of the real calamities
of life overtake them what they
have been ignoring and casting
aside. Until they are old, until
they are stricked with illness,
until they stand bereft of fortune,
or until they are visited by death
-then, and then only, do they
become awareiif the importance
of the individual relationship.
It matters not in such an hour
what the prime importance of
the world may be. It will not
avail them to know that the
world still goes on and that the
principal throughfares of the
great cities are alive with a
spectacle forever fascinating and
forever new. Life in the ab
stract cannot aid them then.
they are alone, left longing for
a personal relationship, with an
aching and, too often, a breaking
heart. Friendship, affection,
tenderness, how they loom large
in the hour of despair!-Theodore 4
Dreiser in Tomt Watsons Maga
The following writen by Jen
nings rice interest3 and printed c
in the Jennings Times-Record
sizes tip the tariff situation in its
relation to rice:
Several of our exchanges men
tioned the fact that the Texas
rice interests are'in favor of free i
trade or the removal of the
present duty on foreign rice. I
We have' often wondered how
many kinds of assininity the
Texas crowd could be guilty of
and this is one more.. If there
is any one industry in this United I
states that poitively cannot exist I
without protection it is the grow 1
ing of rice. Our manufactures!
are largely able to complete with I
the world because of our oheap -
fuel, intelligent labor and modern f
machinery. Our other great
cereals are dependent on foreign
markets for the sale ofa large
surplus, so too our cattle rnd
sheep industries but when you ,
gonsider the Asiatic rice countries I
grow more tons than we do bar-,
rels and they could supply our
market and R.vor ht1w that,
they had sold any rice, the
amount would hally lessen their
supply enough to be preceptible,
you can see wh"re the pro:it i::
rice growing here would eva.Io,
ate. The duty is our sole anli
only support aL.d we c.:nnotj sell o::
the open market and live. We
had our experience last year with
more rice than the country could
c:msume and while Louisiana did:
not suffer from the effects asi
severely as TaZrs we got all we
wanted of an export iharket. In
order to sell at all our rice were
worked off at the munificent;
price qf f$1 0 to 412 per barrel
and many a mill did not olear
that for its patrons. We know
of one big Texas canal company
whose crop netted 85c per sack.
If Texas wants free trade in rice i
we would suggest as did Jonni
Sherman that we permit a seces
sion from the Union and let her
go buck to 7AexiCo.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott
The following happy 1ettera~q4
enc1qstre has jqst beencwA-rceived
gp4 will briug much pleasure to
the htst of Abbeville friends of
the above.J]dy and gentleman
who as favorites here -in .their
home town have now .become
widely distinguished in theIr
professgqn, and space is gladly
,Aketr in the Republican Idea.
E I.... .rs. J"oel Mm4.
Lewiston, Me., Dec. 12.
Col. Joel. Moody,
Would like to have you copy
the enclosed clipping in your
paper. My wife, who was Miss
Jessie Lyons. and myself are
with one of the largest stock
companies of the East, playing
only the largest cities in the
New England States. I am the
leading man, and Mrs. Scott is
the comedy character woman,
and is advancing very fast, and
today, with only two years' ex
perience ranks among the best.
We wish to send all our friends
i- Abbeville, througl your
paper a Merry Xmas and aI
Happy New Year. Kindly send
me a copy of the paper to Dover,
N. H. care Adam Good Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Scott.
Last evening at the rooms of
Mr. and Mrs. George Scott,
members of the Adam Good Com
pany, Main Hotel, in Auburn,
occured one of the pleasantest
episodes in the life of theatie
folks on-the road, when a Christ
mas tree and reception was given
in honor of the little two year
old son of the above mentioned
couple. 1 he rooms were tastly
and appropriately decorated and
the tree loaded 'down with pre
sents and good things of the sea
son. The Adam Good Company
were out in full force and a num
her of Lewiston and.Auburn peo
ple was invited guests,and a roy
al good time they had. Mr. Frank
DeLydson of the Adam Good
Company acted as toastmaster 4
and in well chosei remarks 1
thanked those present, and the
host and hostess for the honor
tended him. He paid a pleasing
tribute to the little recipient,
and the company, and conclded
by offering a toast to the little
Scoott, which was heart·iy res
ponded to by all present.
Mr. Danny Simons, the genial
comedian, filled the role of San
ta 0laus in a most liberal man
hier. 'ihe presents were numer
ous and it is almost needless to
I add that no one had cause for
cotliplaiaht. Master Edwin came
In for a most generous share and
a:i.l was the interesting center
id a:traection, his hippy coun
tnaance and sparkling eyes told
o.dyl to), truthfully, the happi
im ss thiat was his. songs were
s1a 1 s'ories to3ld. while music
aI::l _-ooI cheer riuled the hour.
A:L thVi' conclusion a boutmtifui
rs :a:'a:d completed a tmo(t, entj;y-
ab:e. eveing. And in the . weet
sma hours," wheun the last song
was sung, and thi) last good
i nigt spoken, the happy gather
I ing wended their way homeward,
happy in the consciouness ofa
good actiof* 4ad that the reward
i Among those present were:
!Mont 2hompson' John Adams,
SFraniTwltchell, Mr. and .Mrs,
Ernest Hill, Mr. and Mrs- Fred
MAlace, Mr. and Mrs. ! A. L.
Curtis -Jack Flaherty,. Mrs.
George Hansconm, Danny Sim
pmous, Will White, Frank L De
iydston, William H. Malone,
Fred Rose, WiiliLa Pollock,
Professor Frank Blakely', Harry
Ro-et gie s tBte si)o veiton, Miss
ialiline LGeary, Miss Elizabeth
ianager James O'Bryan of The
IEmpire, Madameo Bohee and Miss
J. B. &swell uanperEtntndent.
of edut i a, emphatically de
lits *ih published report that
he is a candidate Thr govewanr,
'and also the story t~at he ir
promise th- s upport of Gov.
Bl.harid. The pli cal i s
The Best of Drugs
Everything pure, that sure: We offer only such drugs
as are at all times fresh and you can. depend upon it
if you buy here, You get the best.
ABBEVILLE DRUG CO., Ltd.
R. II. MILLS. Mgr;
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that profession, kindly fill out the space below
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We do engine and boiler work, put in rice irrigating wolls,
and carry a full line of pipe, pipe, fittings and brass good, in
cluding Injectors, lubricators, guages, etc. Rubber, andy- and
leather belting. Machine bolts and paching of all .nd.
Ritter's "Machine Shop
J. F. BITTER, Drop. Telephone 16.O
iog pioe ard Zelejrapt eoppay
Long distance lines and telephones of this Company ena
bles you o talk almost anywhere in Snouhern Indiana,
Southern Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and
Louisiana. We can put you in quick and satisfactory
communication with the people of this great section of
the country. We solicit your patronage. Rates reasonsa
blo. Equipments-nd facilities unsurgassed.
JAS. E. CALDWELL, LELAND HlUME, - T. D. WEBB
Pres. & Gen. Mgr. Bee. & Asat. Gen. Mgr.
INFORMATION REGARDIN &
ELECTRIC LIGHTS & AN$
1. To :ocure' current rates the number of lights must be iq
,a e i]nstIalatioa, controlled by one switch.
2. All ci.azi.es1 in location of lights after installation will 1b
charged for according to labor and material employed.
3. Whenever me.ters are desired, the meter, wire, installation,,,
etc.. is at customers' expense.
4. Meter rate is 20 cents per killowatt hour-equivalent to oni
cent an hour for each 16-candle-power lamp.
5. All work is at consumers' expense, and will be charged for.
acerding to labor and material employed.
5. Fixtures, shades, etc., charged extra.
7. All lamps broken by customers must be paid for by samZM:;
Fans are paid for by consumers and ire installed and
charged for according to labor and material employed.
Rates for operating fans are: For ceiling fans, from
$5.00 per mouth to $3-50 per month, according to num
ber and location. .Desk rotary fans of 12 and 16 inches
at $3.80 per month in any quantity or location.
Service from 8 o'clock in morrn until I.o'olock midnght
Light, Power & Water orkIs Co., Ltd.,
0. 0. CHARGOIS
Guarantees to Move Your House
Wt .. itout ujury.
Address Bim at Maurice, Li.