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ABBEVIE PE R
VOL 1. Devoted to the Irterests of Abbeville and Surroundinr Cornmunit .
Phone 248. Abbh ville, \crni ilie n larisi , La., .: tv l,, Au. uit, 16 1"13.
L. M. BOUDREAUX
'Physician and Surgeotn
(?flitc rnear Court Iloust
Phones-Office 275; Rltcaidncec 276.
District Attorney and Attorney at Law.
Notnry in oflc'c.
Minos T. Gordy,
Attorney at Law.
Phone 34 Ofltc over Bank of Abevile.
F. J. Samson,
Attorney at Law.
W. B. White,
Notrth of Court House.
R. J. Labauve,
Attorney at Law.
Notary in office.
J. O. Broussard,
Attorney at law.
Notary and Abstractor in office.
Kitchell & Bailey,
Attorneys at Law.
Near Cotrt Honuse.
Walter B. Gordy,
Attorney at Law.
Notary in office.
Greene & Greene,
Attorneys at AIw.
Notary in office.
Shaving Parlor on Concord St.
Hair Cut .................... . ·-5e
Childern Hair Cats ............... 15
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L. VINCENT; Pres.
Imported Tomato Paste, 7 cans
ter 2S, at Immer lack's.
Hon $2 weekly
Buy hum your bomne
_att and save money and
The Piano Man.
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a· d reliable alarnm clock.
higS - wilow meat
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%L I aw r umi ai·tig lad.
't s~~be~i~ eveii
At the Victor Theater.
The follo\wing program is for the
comillng weiek. andl again there are
sonec extra goxod ones in the bunch:
Sunday: The spell (two reels)
Powers: An EIastern Cyclone at
I~luff Ranch, Frontier.
IMouldav: Smuggled Laces--
Will Power, Crystal; The Angel
of I)eath, Imperial; Professional
Tuesday: Mistaken Intentions
--) klahoma City. Gem; An Indian
Nemises, Nestor; An Hour of
Wednesday: The Flying Circus
(three reels) G. N.
Thursday: Draga, the Gypsy,
Rex.; Who's In the Box.---Mrs.
Sharp and Flat. Crystal; He was
Not Ill---Torpedo Fish, Eclair.
Friday: The Battle of Manila,
(two reels) 101; On Cupid's High
Saturday: Animated Weekly,
Universal; The Old Melody, (two
Enjoyable Panama Trip.
Mi':;ses Virgina Bassett and Maggie
Broussard, who have just returned
from the trip to the Panama Canal zole,
wish to thank their friends of Abbeville
andt other towns, who assisted them in
securing the trip to that place.
In speaking of the trip Miss lessett
said that it was a succe tIn every way.
and that the Picayune fulfilled every
promise to the letter. and ho pains nor
exlcpnse was spixred as to the comfort
and pleasurL of the tourists.
The party reacicl! Colon July 24, and
was takein to Gatun locks and other
places of interest. From there to
Em1pire anli C'lehr, where they went
4lo),n in the Culebra cut. walking a
distance of several milts, to where the
stean shovels r.re excavatidg the big
Sunday the 27th, the party procreded
to l'anama City, wlihre, at Tiroli hotel,
every courtesy was extended. Auto
mouiles were at the dcisposal of the
tourtsts and the interesting city was
viewed fromn every point. Later in the
lay the party was taken for a boat ride on
the Pacific ocean, at a distance of eight
Returning to Colon, the ship sr.iled to
iocas del Torio,rentaining there several
hours, giving the touristsan opportunity
of visiting the quaint place. From
locas dcl Torio the party went, to
Alamrante and visited the United Fruit
Company's banana farm of 54,000 acres.
It was most interesting to see the hand
ling of bmans:d.
While at sea Capt Edw. Baxter was
most .courteous and provided divers
amusements for the passangers.
Misses Bllassett and Broussard are
highly elat.d over their trip and feel
grateful to all who helped them in
acquiring this enjoyable trip.
Water Trip to the Bay.
A crowd do our young folks left
yesterday morning at about 5:30
foratripto the bay. The trip
was made on the boat "JoeC"
and was under the promotion of J.
C. Gordy and Robert ,Yoang.
After a pleasant day spenmt, they
.eturned late in the evenltg.Those
eMposing he party were Misses
Made. ILeBlauc, Opal Lelane,
Maude Eldkredge, Mattle Rabbit.
Mabel Yourng, mary Flemnming,
Pauline Mizzi, Annie Putasm,
Marguerite Gordy, KatE Young,
Easton, McDonald, S. Cade, O.
COde, Laurence Dervelo, and
Morts. H. Hearroll Joe Laporte,
Carley Le., Ode Boadoia, Mur
phy tLege, Theephile loade.,
Price Wemnack, R, -kromard,
Wilfred Montague, hobet Nmes,
Robert Young, x. Gordy, Earl
Golden, J. C. Gordy, W. Brous
mard. The party ws chaperoned
by Mr. and mr,. x. T. Gardy, Mr.
aaMs. W. S. Nilson, Mr. and
amrs. Pdelix Broumard, Mr. and Mrs.
The almowath, 1Cm., aeporter i
its i eleeo Ag7 eonaltudtheaflteswimg
Mr. mad Ms. W. C. i.sd, e.
esta smith, Mrs. U.. l ,-bc y satsu
* terib , Uis Pes, drove ot b la Lis
u's rt rate t wa ilast 8u I7 is the
Mead enteS* and speal the day
A Yat·peer pee a r wa' - tseem
-e, s hsa w'SmNlktthl
of City lFathers
The city council met Mondav in
special session with the uIivor and
all members present. The meeting
was called to receive the reports
of officers; recive ari alpprove
hills and to take uIII) Ian other
lusillness that ill:V Comle up) at any
Mr. Johnll l:wel was lnalled as
assistant to secretary at the saute
salary as before received as
bookkeeper of the water and light
The report of Policeman Elmer
showed $7.50 had been collected
The report of Nic Meaux, pound
keeper, showed that a total of $14"
had been collected.
A communication was received:
from citizens requesting the council
that, for the consideration of land
from the Mt.Carmel convent along
the west line on Main street, to
widen said street, that the council
subscribe funds to pay for a
cement walk and fence the length
of the strip of land. The cost is
eststnated at $240.
The coutnmunication sets forth
advantages to be derived by
widening the street. The petition
was held over until the next regular
meeting for final action.
The following was received from
the Abbeville Lodge F. & A. M.
No. 191: On July 15. 1913, there
was a motion made and duly
seconded in this wise: "That the
eroporation of Abbeville be allowed
the privilege to construct a cement
sidewalk through the old Masonic
cemetery, providing there be no
cost incurred by this lodge for the
said privilege of construction."
The communication was spread
on the minuitites and the construction
of the walk through the cemetery
will proceed in accordance there
1Bills approved against the
general fund, araounting to a total
of $479.10, were ordered paid
when funds are available.
Bills against street and bridge
fund, amounting to $159.96,
were ordered paid when funds are
The secretary was instructed to
notify the I. & V. railroad Co. that
approaches to, and crossings on,
East, Valerie and Young streets
were requested at once, and that
cement walks and crossings were
about to be put down on Jefferson
and State streets.
The mayor was authorized and
instructed to bring suit, on behalf
of the corporation, against all
delinquents failing to pay for side
walks constructed by the firm of J.
B. Silver & Son, that are now past
due. The secretary was authorized
to draw warrants for adavnce costs
in all the aits to be filed. This was
An ordinance was adopted pro
,iding for thE cutting of grai and
weeds on the walk witbip the cer
porate limits, making it the duty
of ilproperty owners to keep all
idewallks abutting their respective
property, free of weeds and grass.
All persons failing to comply with
theaordimnance will be deemed guilty
Da misdemeanor, and on convic
tion, shall be finaed'not more than
110 nor leas than $5, and in
default will be givue a term in jail,
ot exceeding ten days, or both, at
the discretion of the mayor.
This audinance became effective
i ledistelyafter its passage.
The t ouul then -dord.
Stol Law q m.mhd.
At a pvate electioa held last
Priday by the citizen. of the Third
wear, to decide whether or not the
stock law shoul be repealed or
lstricly endoed, resulted in a
voeofola fewr of repealing
tk.~h as a aut.
mte air of the election
won h -e i te jury,
enia essness *s se possd, awl
-ai:cu -:ll ·~~l 4 im wW
For Pe le·;trailns
The following "automitobile rules
for lCedcstrains'" was liuidcl to us
biv one of our most canrt fill alt!osts:
Rule 1 Iledestra;ins crossing l.oul,.
'. .s at nit::t ' ball w'ar a white light
a: f:-r, t ; au l .1 I i;n the rear.
Rule. 2 l'ed;tr';i ts. l.fui . tt n11 i t, '
the right or it t, must give three short
blasts o01 a horn at l.east lhree inches in
1.ul, 3 -lP',!.st:i.l.n:; o tst, whlai ani
inex 'riencedl autoLmobile driver is
nmade nervous hi a pedestrian, hide
hehi;:d a r,'. untal thie atut::ih ,' l.e :
Rule 4 -!'edesatrans shall not c:arrvy in
their lx(ket:; any sharp suai,t 1tc.e
to 'cut .tut,'r,obilh titles.
Rule 5 --I'th.striiius shall not, iI
t4*lainig autonob;les, run faster than
twety nmiles an hour.
Pule. 6 P'.edetrains will not he p,.r
llitted to etlit cigarette stimoke on :lny
h,.ulevard in a it1manner ofaenSve to
i:asseng, rs ill gasolitne aunt mobiles.
Rule 7-I'edestrains must. register at
the beginninl of each year a:nd pay
1 license fee of $5. Numbn. red license
tags will then he iss:ued to thetn. No
rebate will he allowed if they do not
live through the entire sear.
Rule 8 -i 'edestrians, 1,..fore licentse
tag.,s will b: i.;ued to themt, must
demllonstrate before all exa!:ilitning Imar
their skill in doda .intg, letiling, crawling,
and e;:tricating themselves from nia
Rule 9-- Pe-lestrains not wearing
numbhered license tags will be held
responsible for all dlamanges done to
automobiles or their occupants by
collisions.---George Fitch in Collier's.
Registration Under Sec. 5.
By act of the general assembly,
registration under Section Five,
or the Grandfather Clause, was
reopened in the different lparishces of
the state on Jan. 1, 1913, and the
same will be closed on Aug. 31. i'
to date many have regi-tered
since Jan 1, and the numlber should
he much larger.
Those who can n ) read and
write a:nd who have not yet regis
tered should doso under this sec
tion, while there is yet time, as
after they are registered under this
section thley are in form to register
forever after, upon the declaration
by them that they wish to register.
This is an important matter and
those who wish to register should
go now and attend to it. They
should avail themselves of this
opportunity, and great privilege.
We are receiving numer
ous inquiries for Vermilion
If you'r property is For
Sale, Rent or Exchange, list
The Gulf Coast
F. W. Summers, Mar.
Telephone No. 279.
Two lsteretiag Games.
At Oneydan last Sunday two
ine games of hall were played.
The score by innings of the Rayne
and Garden City game is as
Oar. City..1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0---3
R·ayne........0 0 0 0 0 b 0 0---0
The scord of the Jeanerotte and
Gueydan rgame is as follows:
Janerrette.0 0 o 0 0 0 0 0 2---2
Gueydan....0 2 0.0 0 00 0 1---3
Those from here who witnessed
the games were highly pleased
over them and report having had
a good time in Goeydan.
rnjoy a good "ghts' sleep by
takg a vapor hath at the Abevi lle
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Mr. Bruner Writes Letter
The following letter. which is.
self explanatorv. was received lIv
Mr. Z. B. lBrottu:;ard:
hn. Z. B. I,.roussalrd,
My Dear Sir: I know it i, yir
desire. is it is the dl.sirt of every I fir
minded in:.n, to l,.ar both sid.-s of .v\'rt
outr.,vtr.v |l.ef! ir, reachingll a ('n
•lusion. I ha% , btIn so crue!iv ;:>
rep'ro nt.Ited, not initn::tioitaly l" rhat.r,
but lbcaus. my sit" has nut l',,n
!rretented. that I feel it tmy duty to
present to you in this liersotal oktter the
trite awrl exact facts.
M1 ii!.ne u:;a, to this titu haIs ,-.en
lue entire. to tile advice of any ftiln,
tand albolaltly :tagaiinst lmy ownt jud,;c.
n:lent in th:' pr.tmis.e, 'nd no Idi.,ubt
this i!elue hai bee rconstructied
It, the hragining I want to say that as
Conmm;ssioner of Agriculture I have
direct or indirect supervision over all
branches of the Agricultural IDeplrt
mtlet. it is mny duty to take cogni/ance
of complaints against any dilparttnlcit
and to do what I can to correct any
mnistake: or muisco"lduct. Numerous
complaints were made to me about Mr.
Dodson. Two if the co:nplinan4s were
men who had been in Mr. Ikl)son's
departnlent for a nlumber of years a1nd
were supposed i't know what they were
talking about. They were men whose
honesty, integrity, and veracity where
unquestioned. They made many and
serious charges aga~nst Mr. lkilson's
conduct of his department. Comi:ng
from the source they did, from these
men who had been for number of years
tinder Mr. Iodson and in a position to
know what they were talking about, I
very naturally believed them to be true,
and on the strength of my honesty believed
them to be true, and on the strength of
my honest belief in these reports I dis
cussed the matter with somnice of my
friends, or supposed to be friends, and
had my informants place the matter be
fore the Governor who assured me that
a thorough investigation of Mr.Dodson's
books, vouchers, etc., would be made.
But before the investigation could be
made Dodson made affidavits against
me for slander. I went into the case
depending upon my informants to
substantiate the charges thay had made
to me. My first witness, the man who
made the most charges, and the one
upon whom I naturally most depended,
absolutely fell flat, and instead of sub
stantiating the charges he had made,
not only to me, but to the Governor
and to my attorneys, made a good wit
ness for the State. Of comrse,I, eswell as
my attorneys was absoltely non plussed,
dumbfounded. I saw that I had been
mislead, deceived, and as a result had
done Mr. Dodmon an injury. I might
have continued with the trail, had my
other witness testify, tied the matter up
in the Supreme Court until October or
later and lLft some doubt in the public
mine as to the correctness or incorrect
nessm of the charges made to me. But I
deemed it my duty, the duty of an
honorable man, to rectify, as speedily
as possible and in the 'learest and most
unequivuesl way, the wrong I had an
Intentioealy done. Hence I im
mediately had the case halted without
pmating asetht witness on the stand,
and st to the court that I desired
to pik Ilty to giving currency to
reports that had been made to me in
my ~l-dal ity - doner o
A~uicalt. md lim of the
Sat emfaan d ublek I had
bamly bdtmyd t )b tie, the mub
The Abbeville Sanitarium
IDrug cand IMl(~'ALit(~)
M edfic(al dflnl Su!g!iQ;Mt' (_ ;i ;t`':.
hie; P I c:it c t.u, ith l tl)i!2 t 111.hI ' !Si
and I want you to -onsider the Ihole
matter carelully andl :,ce if the course I
have i;ur:iuie justifies t!he very servere
criticism and ab~us that has b,.,.n h.ap
ed upon tºe. It is true tha: suLbseqIuent
developmetnnts prove that I 11m:;la' a mis
take in placing as mtuclih conid. ncet as I diii
in thet complainl ts made to ltie, but wl'hen
you take into cmnsdleration the el+Trae
ter, reputatio:, a: ta:d staing of Lthe
cotnplainltants, and not in the light of
later developments, I believe you will
agree with me that I had a rit'ht to
believe these reports.
Of course I know e~nd you know, that
there are many .eop!e who assume a
"Holier than thou" air, and conlcmnn
most severely in otfilrs that if which
they are themselves most guilty. From
such people I expect only abuse, but
from the average, fair minded. honest
man who believes in right and justice,
who recognizes that to err is human
and to admit a mistake a wrong unin
tentionally dobne, is the hardest but
most honorable thing a man can do, I
expect justice: I believe that you are"
they kind of man and I atm writing to
request you to use your influence to
remove from the minds of your friends
the very incorrect an:d unjurt opinion
this may have formed of me from reports
Thanking you in advance, and as
suring you that I shall greatly apprc
Binder Canvasses and Repairs
and Mower Extras at
$12 a Set
Keep cool for the next two
months and bring- your friends
under Grimmer's fans and enjoy
a glass of good beer.
4... 4s~ !e v
date a::t!ling: y),u d1 ill 1vy IWMh;Ilf in
pfacintg me in a proper light Ibxfore
your fricnul.,, I ai,
\our:s vrv truly,
1;. U. BRUN ER.
Prii'me white coal oil, 1Oc a
gallon; 5 ; all. ns; for 45c.
A *:talk of corn, grown by Mr.
Arthur Trahan, i:; on display at the
Gulf Coast Realty Co. office. It
contains three full grown ears of
Field Day Demonatration.
There will be an excursion and
field day demottration at the rice
experiment station at Crowley on
Saturday, Aug. 23. The Luisisana
State Uiversity and the United
States dcpartrant of agriculture
are going to hold a big annual field
day demonstration. Low rates will
be obtainable on all railroads.
Everylxxly is invited to go and
esC.ecially the farmers.