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VOL 1. Devoted to the Interests of Abbeville and Surrounding Community. NO. 4.
Phone 248. Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, La., Saturday, March 22, 1913. $1 a Year
(,Gordv & Gordy,
Attorneys at Law.
Not.lr. iin o .c
Grccne & Greene,
Attorneys at Law.
Notary in olce.
District Attorney and Attorney at law.
Notary in e.
F. J. Samson,
Attorney at Law.
W. B. White,
North of Court House.
R. J. Labauve,
Attorney at Law.
Notary in 0oce.
J. O. Broussard,
Attorney at Law.
Notary and Abstractor in SAM.
Kitchell & Bailey,
Attornec-s at Law.
Near Court Hi.e
If you are using our bhad,
then you have just came to
enjoy your meals.
is the place to give
your orders for....
b. FREDER K
who conducts the M r !
Opposite Stauffer-Godcha u
Always has fresh Bee r ,
Veal, Mutton and Sap· .
Open from 4 a. m. to
Free Delivery. P
Biscuit Glace. Frozen Charlotte Russe.
Come in et us show you
How are our services.
Only theJ tserved you,
Wi~ iceless ices.
Phone 35. P. L Y, The Drggist
See...... 1 Pe 26
Sub Agent of Oil Company of Louisiana
For yo rine.
Gasolin your automobile.
For Sai residence lot of
: J.T. Brooks
On State stree from business center.
Fine neighboreod. -provements consisting of 8
room dwelling, . Dining room finished in
hard oil, high bead i , with large Colonial mantel,
French mirrored. G mantels in bed roans. Bath
and sanitary closet. ,creens, thre galleries,
4,000 gallon cistern works. Barn, cow shed,
etc. Large garde2 p houses, etc.
Tax Election in Fourth Ward is
Practically Certain of Carrying
N, xt Tuesday, March 25, an
elect on will be held in the Fourth
ward!, including all the incorporat
ed towns of that ward. The elec
tion ir to decide whether or not a
specia! tax of 5 mills on the dollar
per anntum on all of the assessihle
property situated in said Fourth
ward. of this parish, including the
incorporated towns, in aid of a
railway enterprise, in favor and for
the benefit of the Louisiana Trac
tion and Power Co. Said tax to be
collected and extended on the rolls,
until the road is constructed and
in operation, beginning with the
year 1914, and entending to and
including the year 1923, or to re
alize the sum of $14,000.
There is no doubt but what this
election will carry by a very large
majority, if not totally, as it did
in the city of Abbeville. The peo
ple of the Fourth ward are very
progressive and know a good thing
when they see it, for they fully
relize the great benefits that they
will derive from such a great enter
prise as this will prove to be.
They well know that they will
be greatly benefitted by the open
ing of a line through their section,
which will bring them trade and
be in closer touch with the fertile
lands along the Vermilion river,
a trade that they do not get now on
account of the bad roads, and the
time that is lost going back and
forth to their towns.
If the company secures right of
way they will open drains all along
the proposed route, along side its
tracks, connecting with the river,
draining that section, and besides
they will assist in establishing a
model road on the same right of
way, and agrees to pay half of the
upkeep for the model road, a road
which will make it easy for the
You will never regret
doing business with us.
Call and see us.
Peoples Rank & Trust Co.
farmers to get to these villages and
do their trading and attend to other
business. They realize that the
good road will put them in a posi
tion to easily deliver the manyIi
farm products that they have not
been able to do heretofore. It will
make it an easy matter for one to
get hands with which to gather
their crops, for one can then comen
and go the same day.
Besides, the boys and girls who
are now unable to attend school on
account of the great distance, will
be afforded a splendid opportunity,
by the aid of these cars, to attend
the graded schools, going in the
morning and returning in the
evening. A thing that any progres
sive farmer can well be proud of is
to be able to educate his children.
The election is sure to carry.
They want the opportunities that it
will bring, and they will have
them. They will all go to the polls
on election day and gladly welcome
this enterprise into their vicinity.
We Don't Like Airships.
Abbeville Prc-ress, is the name
of a new paper started recently in
that town, with the name of J. W.
O'Bryan at the mast head. It is
well filled with choice reading of
the happenings of its town and sur
rounding towns. Abbeville is a
big town, and has two newspapers
already but there seems to be
room for another one, because it is
there and if the business men are
good judges of a first class invest
ment, they should give the, new
venture a full measure of support.
Our best wishes for success is ex
tended to the Progress, with the
hope that its editor will accumulate
automobiles, flying machines,
steamship lines and railroad
The fact that one woman is
"interested in the ads" and an
other is not, is usually the reason
why the first woman pays less--
often a good deal less---for a par
týicular thing than the second
Beautiful Shell Banks.
There are two real nice shell
banks that adorn the little street of
Concord, and for some reason no
one has tried to take any of them
away. They are very becoming, we
must say, and, by the way, oh the
flies. Yes, that so, the oyster
season is nearly over.
Autos Going Some.
This week the automobile owners
have been having things all to
themselves. The farmers have been
too busy to be opt and about and the
roads were dry and just right, and
the autos have been going and com
ing all the week, with nothing in
Purchase your Cotton Seed from
Abbeville Live Stock & Feed Co.
The earlist and best staple, large
boll cotton yet imported into this
state. They handle stock feeds
of all kinds, poultry feeds, and
fertilizers. E. P. Putman, manager.
do the cemltlom d te
Peoples Bank & Trust Co.
Locadf at Abbeiye, La. ariLah da vrmiMa.
At the cloe do bmimne MascL 19. 1913.
Loans and dlacmats.............................$ 82, 6.75
harla clah s 3.........................4...7...... .. , €.
O 'esdr ta ............................................ 87.52
d Mis and to................................... 1.0l
raiture and xtnres........................- 3.. 0850
caa a han a.d in . ba nks. ................. F.m2
casiW ubaok .......-.........,....................5 0 soaoo
indlmd d ped ole........................0... 46
Drmd mtea depa o d....l............. s0o
Tim m.tliatta a f d epaiat.............3470.00
rariih d v erIeea.
I, 3. N. StedbMa poakenMt. aId I. J. C. mum.
a.u, .anhi. .d Se ohae..aml ans, so
almrmr swe that te aboe statement lsa true
in ltheht d my knho iue aded.
a . RxTEmm.
J. CAMILK BROUSsARD.
Uei.mdl and am tshY em tb ms0th
de i are, 19. olmr NUGoma.
Cleat) ohary Public.
The advertising merchants un
derstand that they will prosper in
afaiig accordance with the ex
test to which they ca o@er money
saving opportnemitles to the people
whe mrad the ads.
"Any letter for .Mike !Iowe." in uire,!
the farmer of the postlmas:ter. No init
for your cow, or a:ny hod else's cow,"
respondedIl the postnlt ,,tr in a rage.
A little girl of twelve years. the dauntgh
tcr of a clergyman was asked: 'li..,
diles your father ever preach the saone
sermon tv.ice?' After thinking a mllOlmelnt
lSadie replied: Yes, I think lie does, but
I think lihe hollers in different places.'
Frank Godclianx, Jr., will return
home for Easter, after a plleasant visit
in Tcnnesse Kith his uncle, Eltlit
Mrs. Irene Iollis will return to New
Orleans in time for Easter.
All amusements are at a standstill in
the Crescent City on account of Passion
week. For the first time in the history
of the city, all the theaters are closed
for the occasion.
The stores are full of shoppers, get
ting readly for the glorious Easter nmorn
ing. Easter lillies will be very scarce on
account of tihe recent cold weathor.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Godchaux have
returned from a visit to New York and
Abbeville. They have at present as their
guest, Mr. Dudley of Vanderbiltuniver
Mrs. Robert Stauffer, is still ill at
Mrs. T. G. Chauvin, who has been
seriously ill, is now convalescejit and
will return to Abbeville in a few days.
Jakei Ritter was seen wandering around
New Orleans during the past week.
Mrs. Ollie Stansbury and family re
turned to their home inAbbeville. Tues
day last, after a visit of eleven weeks
with Mrs. W. H. Moales.
Six people were injured here last
Tuesday by the explosion of a tire, which
upset .the motor car.
The funeral of Dr. Robert Hamilton
Campbell took place Tuesday afternoon
from Trinity church, the remains being
interred at Metarie Ridge. I)r. Campell
had a number of friends in Abbeville,
having visited that section frequently in
the interest of the traction road coming
into that city, He was also the state
agent for the Security-Mutual Life in
surance Co. of New York.
Ditch Crossings Repaired.
The ditch crossings, leading from
the street to sidewalk, have in
many instances been repaired, and
especially those where new side
walk has just been put down.
There is a continued improvement
being made in the way of better
walks.and crossings, and to the
delight of the pedestrains, the old
shaky plant walks bare getting less
and less all the while. Let the good
work go on.
When you make up your mind
to use nothing but GOOD PRINT
ING---you make a big jump for
ward in your business. It's one of
those decisions you look back in
after years, with amazement at
your state of mind, which postpon
ed it for so long!
Freepe Doue Little Damage.
It is not believed that the freeze
that visited this section of the
country during the early part of
the week, did very much damage
to the fruit and vegetables. The
peaches for the most part seem to
be unharmed, and the gardens
seem to have stood the cold very
well, except for here and there it
is noticed that some little damage
was done, especially Irish potatoes,
which were frost bitten. It is
sincerely hoped that there will be
no other cold wave that will come
now as the conditions can not stand
any more real cold, and the cool
weather will stunt the growth of
the crops and fruit.
A fresh line of Landworth's
garden seed just received at the
Tb. hatus seat Lea wu ho
whom to tur t besat
The lolloowlg advertusemut is taken
frmn 6a of oar exchanges, ad we
are woderang--bus my body one Uk.
Foer Sale-Owaig to the fact that I
now own and oprate an auto ad no
longer hae any use for a horse and
baggly will ml at a targain, the best
family horatse and a rebl new baggy aad
hatess. This hmbre Is not afraid .
anything and is a good travler nd
perfetly sale for lady or child to drive,
and wl ait don and msme the kids
ad hb r g blsai ad pies as lag as
th i any ea thep phe.
A Mother's Vision.
( l v May Vincent l 'erkins. 1
.\ mnother Lv t e~vadle sits.
And rs'cks it to and for.
\While to .r l u , uing m:otn.r eve
"l'lh . e vi io:is licore a;nt' go.
She sets her hbaby as he oron.
As he in time shall ixe;
At first he sit:; alone, thenu craw Is,
Then pulls uil)p Iby her knee.
She sees himn taking his first steps-
fHlow tot'rin.gly lie walks!
She hears his little baty voice
As lispinglyv he talks.
She sees him don the Russian suit,
Puts by his hbaby clothes
lndturt; tile lonely, anxious hours
Whein first to schools he goes.
When blouse and bhloomnrs he puts on
(She wipes away a tear),
lie's taken to the iarber shop
Anlo shorn of curls so dlear.
And then he thin:ks he's most a man,
From that eventful tda,
IIe's not so oft with mother seen,
With boes ye loves to play.
And all too soon come college 'lays.
(Iler heart is rent in two),
But (), unselfish mother love)
She lives them bravely through.
When he returns to her at last.
She hugs him close (what joy!)
Although he's grown to be a man,
lie's still her darling boy.
But soon there comes, alas! a day
When she must learn anew
That mother love must ever be
Unselfish as 'tis true.
She sees him at the altar stand,
She hears the vow lie takes
To "love and cherish until death"
Another-(hear she wakes.)
She glances at the sleeping babe,
A prayer is in her heart;
She realizes sacrifice
Is but a mother's part.
Merchants Are Busy.
Our progressive merchants are
beginning to prepare for their
spring trade, and are going to
make strenuous efforts to persuade
the buyers to buy at home, and
they feel that now is the proper
time to start. You should notice
the way in which they are display
ing their goods which they are
offering. Our merchants are more
progressive than they are given
credit of being, and it is a shame
to criticise an innocent man, a mer
chat who tries to upbuild our little
Since the sidewalk and drains
have been finished, many of the
homes have been fixed up so that
the yards will have proper drainage
and the flower gardens have been
remodeled and new ones made,
which goes without saying that the
owners and tenants are proud of
the sidewalks, which affords them
a better chance to beautify the
premises. There are many other
improvements that are tobe made
soon, and the weather now is the
kind which brings forth the'gieen
and spring like feeling.
Farmuers Plant Cotton.
Plant plenty of it. The boll
weevil will do less damage to your
cotton than Underwood will do to
your cane. I will sell you the
earliest varieties of cotton seed at
actual cost. Iwill sell you fer
tilizer that will double your crop.
Before buying anywbre else, come
to see me about cotton seed and fer
tilizer for cotton, corn, rice, cane
and vegetables. J. Immergluck.
the clock you've read so
much about in the maga
zines, arrived in our store
with 2$ brothers'
They're the bet arm clocks
we' ever takideyes a. They're
bit right ad riht from the
gremd up. We amrepctk ldock
-n ad we kuow.
They't bet in our wihdow for a
few weekbs ad we wik yea'd
coma in ad look thmes over.
Vr.m Jwrdy C..
J. A. LeBlane, Up.
I 9 Wk
Paint and Varnish
s,,, ()' J. A. SUMMERS
Brooks & Labauve
Office in Moody Building.
Claims, accounts :l:d notes collected.
We write you Insurance, Fire, Tornado, Accidcn1t
and Health, Life.
We sell, rent, lease or buy your Real E.state, collect your rents, etc.
Bond your business or employees.
For further information see
J. T. Brooks, Manager.
Bonds Real Estate
Save your Coupons and get
valuable premiums, rugs and
table silverware which Grimmer
is to receive next week.
For Pure and Fresh Drugs and
Fine Perfumes don't fosget.....
Godard's Drug Store
Phone 33. State St.
Prescriptions carefully filled day or night.
Another sanitary way
is the old style of cleaning,
where every spot is care
fully taken out, then sponged
Billy does it by hand,
the old and safe way.
State Street Phone 254
PEEL YOUR EYES AND LOOK!
I have taken charge of my shop and
am prepared to do all kinds of work in
the tin line, such as guttering, cisterns
any size, roofing, metal and composition,
also tin and galvanized shingles.
Samples can be seen at my shop.
Up to date sanltary plumbing done In Al shape.
Call and see me.
A. C. Escudier
Next oU's Big Barn.
Phon4 237.B State Street