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Devoted to the Interests of Abbeville and Surrounding Cornmmunity.
* .IAhlhc\illc, \l iniliom PIr kh La., Saturdayv, July 12 1913.
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Notary ill otIice
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over I;anL. of .bhlxville
orn'v at L]w.
North of Court Ilousez
rnve at Lanw.
Notary in office
riia'v at AW.
nall Abstractor inl officc
Irnevs at L4aw.
Near Court I1House.
racyv at Law.
Notary in office.
rieys at I aw.
Notary in office.
blor on Concord St.
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Dmi your home
save mioncy and
laue, carriage or auto.
sr home with wall paper,
aitas and, guarantee
Keep cool for the next two @
the and bring your friends
r Grimmer's fans and enjoy
ss of good beer.
I ,a O '
'full, IS rt
P. E. 'witzer a
\tliie.dMLdav everuing we had a
very ntch applreciated call front
Mr. Paul I. Switzer. the acting
tntian.,er of the it. Big Boast Bureau,
which has, its main t f fice at Lafav
! tte. Mr. Switzer came over lhere
itn the interest of the urrcatt, atnd
will have this parish well repjre
settting in the bureau. This )utrean
covers about.thirteen of the fertile
parishes of this section of the state,
and by co-operation there will be
great benefits derived.
Aioutog some will be the secur
jing of qualified instructors for tile
teaching of niodernt scientific farm
ing nmetholds: the encouragement
of crop diversification; the procur
Sing of scientific soil surveys; the
encotr:ageentt of the extension of
trans.portation facilities, highway,
water and rail; the procuritg of
equitable freight rates; the estab
lishment of markets and the
introduction of manu facturies;
advertising the resources of, and
encouraging inmmnigration into, the
district; the cultivation of the true
commtunity spirit and elimination
of sectional jealousies.
These are all matters properly
and most efflciently handled by
co-operative effort, through organ
izations broad enough and strong
enough to carry infltence not only
with people who support it but
with the outside interests which
must be reached in the protnotion
of any considerable and lasting
Parish Roads in
Need of Care
Vermilion parish seems to have
a chance now that she has never
had before. There are many little
things that are going on in the
.way of inmprovements, and there
are many large ones, and to say
the least they are good, everyone
of them. True too, there are
many thinlgs tlhat are ncglected,and
especially the public roads of the
parish. The roads as a rules are
fine, but now and then one has
to cross a bad mud hole, caused.
from not being drained. There
are bridges here and there that are
high and a steep approach to them
makes them very disagreable. It
would seem that some would have
enough get up about them to have
these few bad places remedied,
thus making the roads good all the
way. Lets see who will so this.
The roads that are kept up, are a
rule, are done by some enterprising
man or a few men.
Prime white coal oil, 10c' a
gallon; 5 gallons for 45e.
at Baptist Church
Pr'aching 1)," Dr. W. J. E.
Cox, of Alexan!dria.
Every One Cordially Invited
Song Service I,ed by Rev. C.
I. MI ount of Crowley.
Comel out n! enljoy sollme soul stirri::
services. T'lhe sernoln Mndlia night
was fromt the text, "And lhie said to
them all, if any men will come after
ime let him lentyv imself, and take up
his cross daily, antd follow nu." ' Silf
Dlenial, Cross lleari'ng an Iollowing
Ilitu, the essential featureasas Kauti
fully elucildated from this text in choice
Iulatngge, reaching the hearts of his
Tuesday morning the Doctor spolke
fromt the ,cripture as named in I'roy\erbl,
"liHe that is wis:e winieth souls."
At l'ue-dav night's service the text
was "Thou shalt call His name Jesuts."
At \VWednleslday morning's service the
following- was usel as the hatisi of the
sermt: "I an thie .(txl Shlepherd,
netl know my sheep, and am knowin of
nmile," foundl in John,' tenth chapter
and fourtheelltll verse. This sermrlon
was especially appreciated by those who
enjoced the privilege of being present,
britngingl out the especial intinlacy cx
isting lxtween the Shepherd andl Iis
sheep, stre..,t't'lening th!: faith andi hope
of the Christian.
At Wedmne.hlay night's service the text
was Romans 6-23, "The wages of sin is
ilcath, but the gift of Goil is eternal
life through Jesus Cl:rist, our Lord."
"The lleittousness of Sin, and the
reward thereof, Enternal Death, was
contrasteld with the reward of (;Gol's
gift, to man in: reIxlltcnce. Eternal Life
through our Lord. Jesus Christ.
Rev. Moutlt is a very fine singer and
the solos rendered by hitm are especially
effective. "So::telxlvy Loves You, 'Tis
Jesus," was m!uch appreciated.
Come out. You are muissing a splendid
treat in these mleetints. Every olne is
welcome, without lmonlley anid without
price. Come and worship together,
tlut you may. fihnd eternal life for your
At Lake Arthur
The annual encua-mpt:ent of the
Lake Arthur Camp Meeting As
sociation will be held from July
10th. to 20th inclusive with the
Rev. Andrew Johnson of Wil
more, Ky., evangelist; Hamp
Sewell of Atlanta, Ga., scug leader
and Mrs. Bessie Putnam, organist.
Hamp Sewell, the well-known
song composer and publisher,
ranks as one of the best evangelistic
singers in the field and with the
help of Mrs. Putnam as organist
will make the music a very helpful
There will be a boat at Mermen
tan to meet passengers from No. 5
Southern Pacific train on Monday,
Thursday and Friday, also autos
and hacks can be secured at Jen
nings at reasonable ratesr
The boarding house will be under
good management and good meals
may be secured at reasonable rates.
There will be no gate fee, charges
The meeting is open to all de
nominations and the public is
cordially invited to attend the
Rid. Dmn tbe Vermailio.
The ILafavette Advertiser:---Last
Sunday a crowd from the Summer
Nonmal School enjoyed a very
delightful excursion on Bayou
Vermilion---going as far as
Abbeville. The scenery along the
bayou was gorgeous and, in
many places, it rivals that of the
far-famed Teche, as described by
Longfellow in Zvangeline. The
following composed the party:
Miss Edith Lyall, Miss Fanny
Hetherwick, Miss Hazel Haines,
Miss Mary Myhand, Miss Cassie
Pollard,. Miss Ruth Kent, Miss
Emna B. Jones, Prof. John H.
Keen. Prof. Harry C. Bond, Prof.
G. W. Goldsmith, Mr. Edwrrd G.
Burleigh, and lMr. E. C. McCa
pumplagh laqarspeiem at somthia
iB ureau l e(eeiv'es
3t Finel Si q)pOS i
IaT any . , thl:r }n .l( j ticln eve
receiltk so uhnit, and hearty :
pl'l it a'. the I roio'.td , IraTniza
tiolln of a SouthVwestcrn l ,u isi.:i:
I)vceloh llmelitt liuret'l.
TIl': fi . dai!ie.s ip'.l'li 1.d in thi
.i :ric,, J':.iin,. '(ime-Re ord
American Press ald imcs of I,ak
Charles, the Signal of Crowley amui
The Press of I,afavtte have al
enldorsed the movement. The Rice
Belt Journal of Crowley is suppllort
ing heartily as are the Ahhevilh
P'rogress, Eunice Call, Morrgal
City Chronicle. Je;lerette HI erald
lnterprise and Iberian, of Nevm
Iberia. Banner of Ville l'latte. an(
probably mlany others who are s(
far have nleglected to put IlN or
their exi hange list so thatAVe 1:XM
kee p pace with them.
Beside, the I'icavnllle, the di'.
trict is also greatly indebted to thi
New Orleans Item, and Countr.
Review of Baton Rouge for theii
excetllelIt handling of this Ilmattet
in which they are only indlirectl1
W'hen newspapers of a di:,trici
can pull together as they are nose
loiing, the ultimllate succees of thilt
undertaking is assured.
May Drain the
Among the imporant things that
are being done for the ilmpro\ve
Inent of tile conditions of the
parish and for the bettermuclt of
the city of Abbeville is the project
to drain the coulee knowni as
There is now being formed a
drainage district to be known as
the "Catoked Sticks I)rainage
District," the purpose being to
drain all the laId betweel iBayou
Verjnilien and the Gross Isk
woods, andtl all the land in the rear
Should the effort prove success;
ful thousands of fertile acres would
be brought into use, and the riost
fertile for cultivation purlos.s.
At the present time the water itn
many places is nearly a mile wide,
ec:autse of no d1rinage, and year
by year is enlcroachinllg 1upon the
cultivated lands, as the outlel
through Young's Coulee is nearly
Good roads is one good thing
that cannot be overdone.
H egti!alir SessinI
of City 1Fatlters
Tl'he citiy cen: il lll i I.n" "1 ,-i
si,, n t , 'rl ,t i , , tl t i f 1.1 , I ,,l" t n ti
finct e t c,l 'c.,k ,, e l:lek.lt s r let tne. I
AI t t e nt cti .- \\1. 't it l. . e i
3.t\1 r h tt,-t .zn l,,.ilin .i,.uttt, 31. et
pM ,rs t Sn: R. t !. NL! .I ,'wi nl t... ri,,l wis h
tc:,utlrlcInr s lir ctn.. sord, t11.\ere., orandle!
The rel.rt of the chief of police Shitsw
'd thltd thile rtt. l t o llctd.
dtlurintg thei month of June wi:tea. X1i5.
"'her were no rlt orlts r't i\ e. fromh
the nighlt to licemen.
Thill raprt of the ltrndt keler lrhlowett
that the collhctiols .,r impounded stock
atoul. it ii to 1r5.
iMestsrs. Suninia lICaldiwll and Joe Rs sa
and after some dis'ussion were ordered
filed with thie recotird.
Iill agfo ainsr the general fundstwere
approved and or.llres. pai, which
o ills alre ai aist r e tht. and britIl hS,
fund, amountiný,, to 51-44.91, wecre
approwv.-d alni or,.ertI paid.
After le I.ussing thle watter of n liehher
or lnot the sestl.ertl ofro king, rtecentl o
installet, couhl ie dlivid!ed, it was dc
cidod that tthe selt tlr be continued as
before the ssterof t t.r
lin ltmotion dulaV iecoleidii, it wias
ordered that Mr. Chas. E. .Werl:th
come lucre and arraIlle the s'steml so
that the lks of thpolce wHter and lighto
plrant car. ble setrattd fron thoseot o
the corporation, that then may be kept
by the tookke.lxr of the water and
light plant.This motion was unanimously
The chief of police was instructed to
bring Mir. Desire Trahan lefore the
mlayor pro tenl at 9 o'clock Thursd.ay
miorning to answer to the charge of
violatin of awl contempt in thle matter
of crecting a building within the fire
litiits of the corporation of .\llieville,
-mllt show cause why he should not I1
'-unisI:hee as proviled by sai fire ordi
nance. This lnotionl was ulnaliiniously
il,ited', a:lt the chief of lplice was so
]lids were op-ened for printing tlhe
ro-,ncil proceedings, the Meridional
tibding $.t)0, while the Vermilion News,
a t:ewspapert which has been in existen-ce
for more than a year, Iid $150.
The Vermilion News being the lowest
bidder for the job, was awarded. thle
printingl of the proceedingl: of the town
of Abbeville. This motion was unani
The loui-iana Traction andu Power Co.,
deposited S180 as "evidence of good
faith antd intenition to avail themselves
of the tax voted in their tavor on the
tenth day of March."
For the canning of figs, peaches
and pickles: White Crown Jar
Seals, clean and sanitary, fits any
Mason jar, at Immerglucks.
To Erect New Building.
Plans are now being made by
Mr. George Honold for a two
story fire proof brick building,
which will cost about $12,000.
The building will be erected on
the corner lot of Mr. J. O. Brous
sard, where the little building,
occupied by District Attorney John
Nugier, ntow is. This will be a fine
improvement for this section of
the city, we are proud to note such
'"'The farmers of this section need
instructions in the matter of grow
ing diversified crops alright" said
E. E. Shackford, at general man
ager of the Louisiana Traction
lines, at Lafayette recently, "and
they neel the opening up of out
side markets." Btq, if they would
study local conditions they would
find a market for much of their
produce that now goes to waste.
"Many farmers hereabouts are
giving many Irish potatoes to any
oie who will come for them, and
tng what they can't give away
rot. Those potatoes will be worth
real money in the fall, and to pre
serve them it is only necessary to
dig them and put them in some
dark cornerg of their barns. If
they have not room they will keep
justas well pitted shallow mnd
covered with a light layer of dirt.
"Under the present reckless
system of giving away they are
aiding in the destruction of their
markets, cutting down the trade
of the city grocers and laying up
faorthemselves the certainly that
they will have to dig .into their
ow pscedb to lay fancy pices
bam rtbsra grown .petat is the
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A o -
SaI~SOI chtiV' llPeoles x113'. r(
HoId is Being
Made Wi tler
Of great intere t andl benefit to
all is the ill rovtinclit in the
public road junst :crr,- the havvonu.
vwhlich i tihet' ;ain andti miut tral
ed road into the city.
The ri i , i n; o r,.'. i. ti::
from tl;c MoLty corner to the \'ctr
nmilion Sugar Co.'.s plant. As it
was before it was only about
twenty feet wide and more than!
half the time was impassible. Now
it will be about 40 wide with :a
side walk on each sidle.
This work is being done by the
farmers of that)cction, who are
giving their services valuntarilv.
The thing is beiing financed by the
city council and the ipolice jury.
and is very ably as'isted by the
Vermilion Sugar Co. 'ihe conmpany
furnishes lunches to the workmen.
and is encouraging the work light
Stumps have hbee blown up
after the trees were cut down, and
the telephone poles are being re
moved by Cumberland Telephones
Company, and there are about
thirty workmen busy at the work.
This will make one of the pret
tiest roads in this part of the parish
when finished, and it is expected
that it will be completed and in
fine condition for this fall's harvast.
This ituproveuent alone will
bring considerable trade to Ab
beville that has heretofore been
going elsewhere, and we trust will
be an example set, whereby other
roads will be widened and im
Imported Tomato Paste, 7 cans
for 25c, at Inmmergluck's:
J. A. SUMMERS
"The Hardwtare Mau"
He Might Know
One pair mules, 4 year old, good
and gentle, weight 800 and
One set of Harness.
Price foqall $450
Call on or write to
J W. O'Bryan, °
K:. 1. I:,'lr , ;: lit* i c ,x
1 , ::.. ')':: -, ftf I tnrrv, aill
Alf, iia ThC l ,rdi ...:x. ,f rath.
Mlaurict li of Alrx, f MiltoVn,
lncy : . IUean, of Oats. trice.
l,'!.:l sncks at a:: :nck. Slpeuiie
I'riceiard luantith i:f at Iih.
Rh,,ert ile it r- on arud Matuie
Cary, colored, of Abbeville.
Rj lix lioudraut--t x ano Marie Ida
illanc, both of Ahbevill..
Fancy New Heavy Oats. Four
,:ushel sacks at $2 a sack. Special
prices -in quantities, at Immer
The k: ow-it -all in agriculture
i• like fruit---the soonest ripe the
The Most Loved
The Gift That Conveys
No iift coa!fd possiblyV convey such
affectioun o,r give' such liti-long pleasure
as a W. W. . I. u.iralttecvl Ring.
You can buy a W. W. W. Ring in any
birthstone at any price from $2 up.
You can't make a mistake if
you select W. W. W.Guaranteed
Vermilion Jewelry Co.
J. A. LeBlanc, Mgr.