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VOL 1. * Devoted to the Intere-ts of Abbeville and Surrounding. Community. NO. 33.
Phone 248. Abbeville, Veruilion Parish, La., Saturday, Octobr.- 11, 1913. $1 a Year.
PR OFESSIONAL CARDS :
I,. M. BBO1UDREAUX
l'hsician ,nul Surgeon
S )flice near Court Hlouse
I1hone. -E )ffice 275; Resieuce 276.
D)istrict Attorney and Attorney at law.
Notary in office.
Minos T. Gordy,
Attorney at Law.
Phone 34 Office over Bank of Abbeville.
F. J. Samson,
Attorney at Law.
W. B. White,
North 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 Court House.
Walter B. Gordy,
Attorney at Law.
Notary in office.
Greene & Greene,
Attorneys at Law.
Notary in office.
Petit Jury List.
These selected to serve as Petit Jurors
beginning Monday. Oct. 13, are as
S. Rex Lefllanc, 3rd ward: F. W.
S mnuners 3. P. 1H. Bailey 3, J. Camtile
Irow~asard 4. Rene Blroussard 6,Ballazare
Imre 2, Igace Frederick 3, Haiard
BronasJa.I 4. H. M. Stebbins 3, Alexis
Ianglan.uis 6. Jules Weill 3, R. P.
Nelson 3, R. J. Hlollier 3. C. F. Grim
mer 3. lucien Broussard 6. W. 1).
Holmes 7. Fernest Meaux 4, O. II.
I)eshotels 6, Clement Fletcher 3, Paul
LaIrents S. John Gooch 7, Willie Greene
6, Charles Houdreaux 1, Perry LeBlanc
3, Alcee Rost 5, L. P. Theriot 8, Ernest
Montagne 3, R. Y. Rose 3, Emanuel
Comeaux 6, Laolise Broussard 4.
The nsmes of the persons to serve as
Petit Jaroes.to be in attendance, in
open court, on Monday, Oct. 27, 1913.
at 10 o'clock a. m. being as foliows:
Constant Motty 3. Eugene Ceasc 3, J.
P. Gooch 3. W. F. Morgan 2, John
Flemming, Jr. 3, D. L. McPhersfe 3,
Antoine C. Meaux. 6, Joseph Trahan 2,
Telesfor Nunez 1 Arvellien Chost 7,
Oscar Hollier 3, John Hungerford 8,
Ray I,. Hoipaiuir 5, Lodias Lemaixe 1,
J. A. Fletcher, Jr. 6, Geo Comfort 3,
A. B. Smith 6, Ove Brouasd 6, Elie
Boudreaux 1, W. E. Kibbe 6. Relie
LeBlSac 1, Ceay Summers 3, Caesar
ronu.rd 8, Jas. A. Summers 3, Jos
A. LefBlau: 1, Homer Mouton 7, Albon
Thesall 7, Thomas Meyers 1, George
Honold 3, Folse LeDoenI 7.
The nrames of the persons selected to
serve as Petit Jurors to be in attendance
in open Court on Monday, November
17, 1913, at 10 o'clock a. m. are as
H. M. Darke 3, Nicholas Broassard 5,
J. Adlar BDroasard 5, Thomas Choate 7,
Dave Stlverman 3, Bmer Harrington 1,
G.J. Griffin 3, Rene E. Deussard 1,
John Fuchs 7, Hillaire D. Broussard 4,
AleMbiade Batand, 2, L. J. Bronsard 3.
Preatom Spell 5, J. F. McPherson 3,
Homer LeBisac 6, J. W. Forman 5, A.
P. Mer s, Aristide Lcquex 2, E. A.
Rose 3, W. J. Morgan 2,Charles Claverie
6 Hamptoa Morgan 5, b. H. Summfrs
3. . D. Mesr 2, Frank Haynes 7, Oscar
Mareesni 6, Levy Kibbe 7, C. D.Trahan
4, Frank Stiner 4, A. F. leleux 1.
To My Friends
I wish to announce that
Mrs. Bernard is now incharge
of my business and the same
courteous treatment prevails.
Will appreciate a continu
ance of your vainable patron
News ad Musics Deaer.c
of School Board
The parri.h school hoard met in
rcgular session Saturday, and went
through the regular routine of
business, there being nothing of
great importance that came before
the lsxlv for consideration.
The matter of the appointment
of a teacher at the Kaplan school
was referred to the s.uperintendent
and the member from that ward.
Mr. Addington, representing anl
insurance company appeared be
fore the board and gave some facts
regarding tornado insurance, but
nothing was done in this regard.
The president and secretary were
authorized to borrow money, with
which to meet the pay roll.
One of trustees of the Laurent
school was present and asked to
transfar the said school to the
Lake Arthur high school. This
matter was referred to a committee,
to report at the next meeting.
The secretary was authorized to
advertise and lease four sections of
the school land, located in the
The next regular meeting of the
b ard will be held on the first Sat
urda, in January, although there
may be a special meeting called in
the meantime, if necessary.
Prime white coal oil, 10c a
gallon; 5 gallons for 45c.
ad At Immerglucks.
of Shipping Club
List Saturday the Shipping Club
met in the court house, and while
nothing imuch was done; on ac
count of the non-arrival of the
charter, etc., several talks were
made by different ones, from the
aplearance of the interest being
taken, we will soon be able to
xboast of a strong organization.
The meeting was presided over
by President W. S. Durke, with
Secretary Frank Summers at the
The new members added to the
list Saturday were Ed Lampman,
V.Motty, W. B.Richardson, Depre
Broussard, Albert D. Broussard, J.
P. Jones, Chas. Cessac, J. R.
White, Eusebe Ledet, Arthur
Trahan, Geo. Stansbury, Christian
Stauffer, i. P. Gooch, Babilas
LeBlanc, John Gooch, W. E.
Villemez and Joe Broussard,
making the total mumber of the
The club adjourned to meet
again today, as it is expected to
have the charter and other things
on hand, and there are a mumber
of the farmers who have expressed
themselves as anxious to join, and
today there will no doubt be a
large number of names added to
Men achieve success only by
working with other men and for
25 Cords of Wood
wanted at Abbeville
We have just received
some pretty, high grade
I Gold Filled
Misses Bracelets, prices
Ladies Bracelets, prices
$3.50 to $6.
Vermialiotm Jmlry Co
J. A. LeBlanc, Mgr.
We carry a* complete line
of the famous "Blue Jay"
BOARU) OF TI.\DE TAKI'S
UP MATTIIER OF BETTEIR ING
FINANCIAL END) OF PARISH
As a Representative Bodty of the City,
and Parish, will I Tse Its Effirts to
Put Parish on Cash Basis.
The Abbeville Board of Trade
met Tuesday night and quite a
large numbner of mnembers and
visifors were present, that is, in
proportion to what generally turns
Among the members and visitors
present were Vice President J.
Immergluck, Secretary J. E.
Nettles. J. T. Brooks, J. W.
O'Bryan, F. L. Melebeck, Dr. C.
J. Edwards, Albert Stauffer, O. A.
Broussard, J. O. Broussard, D. L.
McPherson, P. U. Bourque, F. W.
Summer, L. Vallee, L. J. Brous
sard, J. M. Scanland and R. J.
The minutes of the previous
meeting were read and approved.
It was stated that no answer had
been received to the communication
addressed the Southern Pacific
Railroad, and the secretary was in
structed to again write them.
The following resolution was
read and adopted:
Whereas, lion. John Nugier, district
attorney, has called upon Gov. L. E.
Hall to send out the supervisor of public
accounts to audit the books of the police
jury of Vermilion parish, and
Whereas, our parish is heavily in
1, t. 1. tnd' no public-ity ;iver to i',
financial conditiotn, al
Whereas, the peopie have no means
of knowing wlhat becomes of the tevcellnes
of the parish without publicity, there
fore, be it
Resolved, by the Abbeville Board of
Trade, in open meeting asser.mle'd, that
it is and I erel). declar',! to hr the sens
of this tonard, t:at the action oi our
district attorney, in tile premises, he
and the same is hereby highly com
mended, that his action was timely and
deserves the support and co-operation
of all the ~eople who believe in right,
and the material advancement of our
parish; that the governor of the state is
hereby commended for his acquisition
at the district attorney's request, and we
further urge that when the supervisor of
public accounts will have completed his
report, that the same be published in
the newspapers of this parish. Be it
Resolved, that a copy of this resolu
tion be forwarded to John Nugier,
district attorney; to Gov. L. E. Hall,
and that the press be furnished with
copies for publication.
A vote of thanks was tendered
Mr. Rom P. LeBlanc for the state
ment of how the public funds are
expended, and was read by the
president, and' matters were dis
cussed regarding ways and means
of bringing about a better method
of handling the funds, and how to
meet the debt, after which it was
decided to wait until the report of
the auditor was received, and then
take the matter up in detail.
An outline of the discussion is
"Gentlemen:" Said Mr. Immergluck.
"The subject brought before our at
tention,to-night,is the financial standing
of the Parish.
"We, as tax payers of the Parish of
Vermilion, would like to know where
our money goes; what is being done
with our finances, and the reason for
such an enormous indebtedness.
"We want, and we are welcoming an
investigation, which will show whether
the police jury is spending the ta
payers' money judiciously, or whether
it is being wasted. There are rumors of
corruption aloat and this investigaton
should show if there is any foundation
to these rumors. If the investigation
should show that there is no waste ol
Boys' School Suits
A variety of colors and styles ranging in prices from
$1.75 to $8.50, the kind your boy will get satisfaction
in style, and value in wear.
Boys' School Shoes
From $1.50 to $3.50 the kind you have been looking
and asking for, they are made to stay with him, no
matter how roughly he might use them.
Outfitter to Mlen and Little Men.
the public funds aun that the funils are
theing sjtpent in a legitimate way, then
let u.s stop all these s.inister rumors and
proclaitm to the tax Iayer., that every
thing is as it shouli be. Shonld the in
vestigation prove that there is a waste of
the funds, then it is our duty, as tax
payers, to locate the cause of the evil,
and we must then find a remedy."
"The action of the district attorney,"
said Mr. Nettles, "is to- he highly ap
proved, and we appreciate the action
which Governor Hall has taken, in
sending the auditors, to investigate the
standing of the police jury, and to chear
this business up,"
" We want to know," said Mr. Im
mergluck, "where our finances are
placed. Thirty years ago the police
jury of this parish built a court house,
and paid cash, and left the parish out of
debt, which goes to show that it can be
done if the police jury wants to manage
things correctly, and it also shows that
our finances are mismanaged by the
present poxlice inry.
"Mr. Rom. P. ILBlanc said that if
things want to be run right we can save
$9,000 a year. These are his very
figures. He is the Secretary of the
"Now, it shows that there one hundred
and sixteen road overseers, who are
receiving a salary of $10 each, every
year. Why do they pay them? Because
it h:as been customary to do so.
'"Th,.i is si-i\el no reason why it
should be done just wecause it's cu
tomnary. If one man is not doing thu.
right thing, it is no reason that the
ether man must do likewise.
We are paving out, for the lest
four years, $S,'30 in unccessary funds.
Now uc could have saved at least
2,. W0 or S. ,5Jf! a:ul have that much
inl the Treasury, aanl we cottld run the*
Parish on a cash basis."
"W\hat was the debt of the parish when
this police jury went into office?" asked
Mr. Albert Stauffer.
"It was $10,000 less than at the pre
sent time," said Mr. Vallee.
"Of course," said Mr. Immergluck,
"we are taking no sides in this proposi
tion. We cannot hold the present
police jury for debts of their predeces
sors; but we can hold the present police
jury responsible for the debts contracted
since they have been in office.
"They pay a great many men just
because it has been customary to do so.
The expenses on the court house since
Nov. 1912, to the present time, has been
"Where is the improvement?" asked
Mr. O. A. Broussard. "I didn't see avy.
It rains just as much now as it ever did
inside of the court house."
"There were people," said Mr. Vallee,
"who were painting, or working on the
court house,but that was after the storm."
"As long as the tax-payers don't take
a hand in this matter," said Mr. Im
mergluck, "it will continue to run bad.
We want the police jury to report to the
parish, publish their report, so every
body can see the true situation, and so
we can see where our money goes.
This investigation has to be turned over
to the district attorney, but he is power
less. He can do nothing unles we co
operate with himn, and help him."
"For the past three or four years,"
said Mr. Vallee, "the police jury has
been meeting in a little room in the
court house, just large enough for the
members of the police jury, but not to
"The public is unable to hear anv
thing. There is no place *to sit. No
place to put chairs, and we are entirely
at a loss to knla what is being done.
When we are told that the parish has a
large debt we are surprised. We want a
report of the police jury, to show just
how things are being done."
"The Police Jury," said Mr. Im
gluck, "as the law says, must pay the
debts of a year, with the revenues of
BY TIll: PRINCI.l1,
The'll dmictic -e'ciet.cIe Iel,:t
taent had a candy sale .'clWedn dlsI\.
at which sale $7.5) was. realized
The proceeds go toward purchasing
a mirror, which is badly needed in
their sewing room.
The boys' dressing room in the
)Ibaseenlit has been enlarged to
twice its former size. This was
necessitated by the large number
of students who are taking part in
the athletic, this year.
Although the weather has been
rainy and discouraging, still the
attendance has been excellent.
Very few students have been
absent. The enrollment still in
creases, for new students have
entered each week.
The Olympian Literary Society
will give its first regular program
on Friday, Oct. 31. The program
will consist of vocal and instru
mental music, debating, etc. The
society meets in the Study Hall
and all patrons are cordially invited
to be oresent.
TIle students this week complet
ed the organization of the Olympian
Literary Society. The society will
be conducted under a constitution
and according to Robert's Rules of
Order. In this way we hope to
train the boys and girls in parlia
mentary practice. The society
will meet each month on Friday
The Abbeville high school foot
ball team leave for New Iberia
Saturday (today), where they are
schcduled to play their first game.
Although the New Iberia team is
a strong one, we believe the local
boys wi!l "bag" the gan:c. A,
beville is ',endinlg a strictly high
school team; every player of which
is a bona fide student of our school.
We shall expect as much from the
New Iberia team. The line-up of
the team will be given latter. Prof.
Morgan will accompany the team.
The faculty is making every
effort to increase the size of the
libraries in the various rooms.
Already Miss Mills has collected
over $10 toward the purchasing of
books for her room. Various
means are being used by the several
teachers. A great nuutber of books
have disappeared in the past. We
suggest that each patron look
through their library and see if
any high school books have ac
cidentally found their way there.
A new system of registering
the books has been devised and a
very strict account of the school
books will be kept from now on.
Any donations of books will be
gladly received and appreciated.
To Revive the Library.
At the meeting of the board of
trade Tuesday night the matter of
opening the Public Library was
brought up and discussed at length,
after which the secretary was in
structed to request the secretary of
the library to notify all of its
members to meet with the board
off trade next Tuesday night, in
the library building at 7:30 p. m.,
the purpose being to devise some
means by which the library can
again be opened to the public.
Fine boosters make fine cities.
Each man is really the builder
of the city in which he lives.
that year, and the surplus to be applied
on back debts.
"If the members of the police jury
were business men they would publish a
report of financial standing of the
parish, and we could see where the
tax-payers' money goes; how it is ex
pended; and learn the true situation of
our parish, and we can not obtain this
unless we get together and have the
thing done in a businesslike way."
"The district attorney," said Mr.
Nettles, "wrote to Gov. Hall to send
auditors in order to learn of the standing
of the finances of the parish, and from
the auditor's report, we can take item by
item, and see what money isspent,where
it is spent, (and how it is spent. The
district attorney and Governor Hall are
to be highly commended for their action
in this matter.
Fine imported Sardines, packed
in genuine Olive oil, 10oc a can, 2
cans for 15c, at .ameunglrcks. ad
e on!ed tur t 1: t.t1:1.::e Sne.
and it .self xpl,lanatorv.
Whiit. Ckas:-. La.. 1Oct. 5, 1913
1. ). Broussard. Ahl.\ ilk, La..
Ilelivttg that th\ e pl. ple of Vt-r
iilion will he ail r-l'r sent.v,, l t the
it .stituti n.tl contý on ti i ,\ .,',-h, u1,
you as their dtlhg.rate, , I -.,- i t, ,
the tax payers of mny parislh tlhe exipinse
t. asionetd b a p)rint.r) , I wit.!! tr,
ftlrol the race, tendering i rt- l t1 .it U.t
h'arty cn:-ratultttun". K i:nv li.tll ni
R I. M INT\" \tNF.
The executive c',i :1,it tt.. mtc i
Monidav antid declared \.1. Brou! -
,:rul the inomiieeC fior tlec.gatc.
thtus sa\vin the ne .->ity ,, a
If von can't lnoot youtr home
towni get tlip :l(d ilOUVC Wlie. \-(ti
lTh'. prolecm of civilization is. t:
elimintte tihe parait< The toev;:
knocker is a parasite.
Co-operation is like the segments
of a circle: taken sel'pr ttely each
is nothing, but in their conicnatioii
they produce efficiency.
Hot and cold baths
Rooms and Board
Mrs. Frank Guidroz
734 St. Charles St.
New Orleans, La.
Before huying call at
McPherson's Jewelry Store i
For Latest Line of
I Jewelry, Watches, Silverware, Cut OGlass
A full line of Optical Goods Your Eyes
and Stationery always on hand. Tested Free.'
D. L. McPHERSON
Offerings for Next Week:
Granulated Sugar, 17 1-2 pounds ...........$1.00
Fair Coffee, per pound, ..........................12 1-2c
7 Cans Tomato Paste.................................25e
8 Bars Hammer Soap ..............................25e
Celebrated White Star Flour, per barrel ......$5.10
Fancy Head Rice, per gallon, .......................45c
IN NEW GOODS
Brazil and English Nuts, per pound....:................. ....25c
Seeded Rasins, per package....................................10c
Black Eye Peas, per pound ............................6c
Lima Beans, per pound................. ..............7 1-2c
W hite Beans, per pound............................. 5 3-4c
C. F. Grimmer
at J. A. Summers
Also across the street in Furniture Store
We have withdrawn our
special prices on Rugs, but will
continue selling our
STOVES and RANGEs
at 10 per cent above factory cost
for a while longer.
A Fine Six Hole, Nickel Trimmed Stove for $25
Other Stoves from $7.50 to $50.
A few $3.50 Carpet Sweepers going at $2
We have on hand a nice assortment of Beaded
Wreathes for cemetery decorations at all prices.
Abbeville Furniture Co.
P. U. BOURQUE, Manager.
What is Advertising?
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'.\i:th t :,1< h;1iv tt.\\'l, v th t' n dti
it and li" llhIm ch it co.ts."
That' what we call advertising.
At The Victor Theater.
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as tle ulder- ' 3 --th rokfot I.ter is a
i .Eu.int 1, . lt 5 t ri+ a u in ,tlg f Iro o ,,sitio ,
i Cl ' nnrot .'ront.it. m.t to \t ',kc.
A,. \ ihit.- ) Ir locni l prs ar is the,
lit t c ti\ nt- tlk hat R oes ah.tcr t. airk d
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crates.th : !desire. Deire laes
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(',tiulina Bush , ex.; \\h,"1 Cupld
W, ni--- Moint Rul.it.i ( )tldli. iron.it.,
The booster has his uses as well
as the buisal.er---the rooster is a
,otepr t but as a laying prolrcmsitiol
he does not amount to much.
An ad in your local paper is the
advance agent that goes ahead and
creates the desire. Desire makes
Keep the path for progress clear.