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VOL 1. Devoted to the Interests of Abbeville and Surrounding Community. NO. 43.
Phone 248. Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, La., Saturday, D)ecember 20, 1913. $1 a Year.
FOR THE HOLIDAYS
We have on display for your inspection:
cLadies' IUmbrellas, ten and twenty year gluarantee, gold
filled, detachable handle, prices $9.50 to $20.04).
F Solid gold La Vallieres, prices $4.00 to $7.50.
La Vallieres, with dianmond, prices $9.50 to $75.00.
Solid gold Bracclets, engraved and plain, prices $12.00
Diamond Bracelets, prices $20.00 to $30.00.
Vermilion Jewelry Company
J. Agenor LeBlanc, Manager.
The expense of having to pay a bookkeeper: pay for stationery
on which to keep accounts, and sendini out a collector each
month makes it necessary for us to sell goods at a larger
orofit tOan if we were to SELL FOR CASH )N\IN, therefore,
in justice to you and ourselves, we have decided to
SELL FOR CASH ONLY
Thereby placing ourselves in a position to serve you in a
better manner and at better prices.
So Please Don't Ask for Credit
If vou need Furniture or anything in our line and you have
no ready money we will accept bankable note., in payment.
Trusting that oun will continue favoring us with your valuable
patronage, assaring you better service and better prices.
Abbeville Furniture Company
P. U. BOURQUE, Manager.
Santa Claus Headquarters
Dalton's Variety Store
Express Wagons, Velocipedes, Tricycles
Baby Carriages and Automobiles.
Dolls, from ....................................Sc np to $15.00
Mechanical Toys, .........................25c up to 1.50
Friction Toys,........................... Sc up to 2.00
Toy Pianos, ...................................25c up to 5.00
Toy Trunks, .................... ..........25c up to 3.00
Toy Tool Chests, ......................25c up'to 5.00
Story Books, all descriptions, ........ Sc up to .50
Cut Glass, Hand Painted China, Cutlery.
Everything that a boy or girl could wish for.
f PROFESSIONAL CARDS
L. M. BOUDREAUX
Physician and Surgeon
Office near Court House
lumims-Oce 275; lesidence 276.
Dstrict Attorney and Attorney at Law.
Notary in office.
Mines T. Gordy,
Attorney at Law.
Phasem 34 OMfioe over ak o Abbeville.
F. J. Samson,
Attorney at Law.
W. B. White,
North of Court House.
R. J. Labauve,
Attorney at Law.
Notary in ofce.
J. O. Bronssard,
Attorney at law.
Ntary and Abatmisr In oaiae.
Kitchell & Bailey,
Attrneys at Law.
Near Court House.
Walter B. Gordy,
Attorney t Law.
Netary in o.
The habit of thrift would, even
tually, lead a housewife to become
an ad-reader. But the habit of
ad-reading quickly leads to the
habit of thrift..
"Absence Makes the
- Heart Grow Fonder"
Do not trust to your memory. I
A good Portrait would make.
. the recollection more vivid.
L. F. CORRODI.
_ Offered each day by
C. F. GRIMMER'S
71 i. "
SElection )of Police Julr()rs is Quiet
Affhir---Vote Exceptionally Small
The result is as follows:
First Ward---F. M. llarrington. 44 votes.
Secondt \'rd---;\Avery Thibod:"aux, 43 votes: Justilien Th:';o
deaux, 28 votes.
Third Ward---Oplhelias Bourque, 145; Dr. H. A. Eldredge, 76;
Jos. IrmoCrglpuckl. 58; D. L. McPherson. 3; Dr. C. J. Edwards, 1;
SRobert DIavitdon, 1: Gil!crt LaBlauve, Sr., 1; P. U. Bourque, 1.
' Fourth Ward---Joseph Frederick 20: Edmond Richard, 9.
S Fifth Ward---Dr. J. T. Abshire, 89; T. J. Jeter, 41.
Sixth Ward---Jos. E. Broussard. 176; Desire Meaux, 114; N. C.
Seventh Ward---Chapman Pierce, 83; Win. Gooch, 78.
Eiguhth Ward---Ceasar Broussard, 65; Jules Laurent 23; W.
Quereuax, 5; S. D. Rowe, 1.
The election throughout the
parish for Police Jurors, to fill the
vacancies caused by resignations
of members from the various wards
was held last Tuesday. It passed of
quietly and without friction. Ac
cording to the opinion of some, it
seemes that a question has arisen
over the election in this, the Third
Ward. According to some, we
are entitled to two members from
this ward, and acting on this
assumption, quite a few voted for
two members, while quite some
voted for but one member, and
here ariscs the question:
Some contend that as the Gov
ernor's Proclamation called for
the election of but cue, we had
not the right to assume that we
could vote for two mtembers. They
contend we can not go beyond the'
call for the election as issued by
the Governor---this matter presents
too complex a question for the Pro
gress to settle, therefore we pass
it up to the Attorney General for
his opiaion in the matter, as we
are quite sure that all will will
ingly acquiesce in same, whatever
it may be.
To Our Friends and Customers
We are offering our Winter
Suits and Ovrcoats to you at
Actual Cost Price
We use this method to show our appreciation of your
valuable patronage for the past year and for the year to come
and extending Holiday Greetings.
We give a Fine Clothes Brush free
of charge with every purchase of a
Winter Suit or Overcoat
Outfitter to Men, Young Men and Little Men
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Don't Blame Vermilion. ol
Homer Guardian-Journal: What
has got the matter with the police it
e juries? On account of lax business
methods and irregularites. the
Vermilion body was called on to
resign. Some of the Calcasieu b
members are in the same predica- tl
ment, and a member of the Vernon du
parish body has been indicted, y
tried and, sentenced to two years'
term in the peniteniary for awcept- a
Sing a bribe from a timber man. w
Several cases grew out of the au
police jury paying out money k
without authority and some of b
them accepted contracts in which b
thby hd peasost iaersts. The
IhWlt.s ai ed to aroneabrs
Changes in Parcel Post.
An order issued from the post
office department gives an increase
in the weight of fourth class mat
ter from 20 to 50 pounds in the
first and second zones, and from
11 to 20 in the third, fourth, fifth,
sixth, seventh and eighth zones.
Under orders from the post
office department books may now
be sent by parcel post. Books
over 8 ounces go under parcel post
rates, while those of 8 ounces and
less go at the rate of 1 cent for
each two ounces, or fraction
Roy Gyves Here.
Roy Gyvves, the ventriloquist,
knot' as the "Irish Thrush,"
who entertained at the Victor
Tuesday and Wednesday night,
was greeted with full houses. He
is a very interesting entertainer,
and all who see him are very much
pleased with his act.
His original idea, "The Boos
ters" would make any one sit up
and take notice.
of such bodies or town councils Mr.
making contracts in matters con- and
cerning which they have personal ness
To Move Lumabr Yard. latt
Mr. P. U. Broussard, the lum- i.at
ber man, who recently acquired
the lots just north of the S. P.
depot, .expects to move his lumber a
yard about the first of the month.
The lots were graded, the little of
coulee filled up and a large ditch
was cut at the side for drainage,
making one of the most choice ?
locations to be had. The ofice the
building and lumber sheds are con
being erected, in fact, are about Art
complet. . dIa
Mr. P. U. Breaed is a am 4 to I
The Yankees Are Coming.
O. T. DOZIER.
Coming.coming! the Yankees are coming;
Down from the North, so cold and be
Coming by steamer, coming hv sail,
Coming by river, coming by rail,
No foes to face them,
No forts to menace them,
But friends who are ready to meet aud
From the land of Jack Frost, where the
snow king reigns.
Obstructing all thrift, with its cold, icy
Where the lights of Aurora shed a lu
And the steps of all progress are fettered
To the land of the pines.
Where the warmn sun shines
And the cotton blooms vie with the
bloom of the vines.
Once, when the Yankees came marching
They met surried hosts in the battle
: Who fought them as only true patriots
When battling for home, for country
But, beaten by numbers
Or cold in death slumbers,
No longer a foeman their pathway en
No hearts now opposed to the oncoming
No sword is upheld to turn them aside;
No canon's loud roar, no trumpet's wild
All issues of hate are buried and past.
No jealousy's pall,
No embittering gall.
For the flag of our fathers floats over
Onward! yes, onward the Yankees now
Bearing no banners, beating no drum.
Oo heart is opposed to the oncoming
No sword is uplifted to turn them aside,
For they come with their skill
Our country to thrill
With the musical hum of the factory
Mr. and Mrs. P. Numa Bronseard,
and has been in the lumber busi
ness here all his life. He and Mr.
E. M. Stebbins were partners fol
lowing the Godchaux Co., and
latter buying out Mr. Stebbins'
In"the Game of Life"generally,
as well as in want advertising,
Persistence wins in nine cases out
Double Wedding at Erath.
Monday of this week Erath was
the scene of a double wedding, the
contracting parties being Mr.
Arthur Boudreaux to Miss Althe
Landry and Mr. Sidney Gautreanx
to Miss lith asB drsaa.
Thurd:tv even in, at the \itct
Theater, the thlrce-act cnlcl\'.
'Captain Racket" v.as Ipre"-entcd
by local talent, for the benefit of
the Catholic church.
The ca-t wa.- co(m))o.c(l of
,ie:,rs. Clifford .\¾.hirc .1. i.
Nauck, M. M. Mo:rgan, . J.
Samson, FernandT Mota4ne.
Misses .ary Tarlton, Lucille
Broussard, and A.\c 'I',,Todl.
Each handling their ,art to per
The play was under the direc
tion of Mrs. Felix J. Samlon and
Miss Pauline Minii. and was
grccted by a larg a;d:( inee.
Catchy ciottrses aild step (lanc
itg by sixteen of the high school
girls was most interesting, heing
led by Messrs. Raoul Chanvier,
Albert Nauck, Jr., and F:nand
An interesting specialty by a
number of little girls was also
All in all, the affair was quite a
success and the directors are
deserving of much credit for their
Christmas and New Year Post
Cards, 3 for 5c, at Stansbury &
Offer To Lease Light Plant
The .."'')l,.oition that was made
to the city council last week by
Mr. A. G. Nauck, whereby he
offered to lease the water and light
plant, is here given in full and is
Abbeville, La. Dec. 1st, 1913.
To the lion. Mayor and Council, Cor
poration of Abbeville. La.
Gentlemen-: In view of the fact that
yourselves claim that the electric light
ing and water system is a losing pro
position and also in view of that fact
that you will not or cannot allow the
amount necessary to pay in full for the
service rendered the municipality for
McPherson's Jewelry Store
Solid Gold Fobs from $3.50 to $8.00.
Solid Gold Brooches from $1.50 to $30.00.
Umbrellas from $6.00 to $17.00.
A complete line of up to date Jewelry on hand all the time.
Call and make your selection. Our prices are right.
D. L. McPHERSON
For Sale Cheap
Any three of my horses
Alfalfa Hay, 75 cents per bale
Timothy Hay, 50 cents per bale
C. F. Grimmer
Give your next order for
Motor Oil and Auto Gasoline
to The Texas Oil Company
ADAM O. MORTON, Agent.
All kinds of Lubricating and Illuminating Oils.
At P. U. Broussard's Lumber Yard. Phone 49.
Piano Tuning and Repairing
Also Special Attention given to Organ Repairing
All Work Guaranteed.
Will call immediately on receipt of card addressed to
M. J. DETWEILER
Lock Box 441. Abbeville, La.
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, a il l 1 lt I c-a- t i ,ii~i i,l t.. n e . -
S p.r ;.l,:tr. 1 t .t «:! rel :ut the to.t
if 'ls rat I I an d -,n ri e-i it e!ticlte cyv,
and fnrthir the iultic not kno~ting the
truel ct,i iti, ,,f f.dt irs ha.- a ten l e' y
to e frl, i'e tuo m1V mllh.llnagt'illltltt ant,
ointdluct f the s)..teii; Thereu-frt I
htv.ittih lrp-t t,1 \urIt.vs to leas.e
frmiu tour--ellt"e as the repre-selit tiveS
of the lw.ole the s.tel ofi wa.ter and
lij:tilig ianl,-, t, :ther : i"h the tower
rnil tank atnl such Imacliirery ucontained
in the planttt as I can or will elmploy for
a perihl of ten years.
I will inltall the tece5-:urv nlachi!ierv
to ahnit ot, and will guarantee a -ati<
factory service through the hlat ii toi rlt
of the tear ati an aill-nighit ,rvice the
year round. I will guar.lntt e to not
inlltcretl the cost of service to cust)mulers
of atcr or 'electricity above what they
are at present andl guarantee to turn the
system over to the mnunicilpality at the
expiration of the term of lIly lease ill as
tgo'i condition as at prestlit,all otrdinary
wear and tear excepted.
The machinery I will install I agree
either to relove from the plant at the
expiration of amy lease and reptlace the
premises ill as gitl Shape as when first
accepted, or I will agree to dispose of it
after an inventory alnd examlination at
not oer 5m) per cent of original cost to
I will furnish the municipality with
electric current ata a cost not to exceed
eight cents per kilowat hour, for street
lighting and tihe lighting of any mun
icipal building, and water service not to
exceed S25 per year for each fire
hydrant, water to be emloyed ill fight
ing fires, washing hose and flushing
sewers. Any water used in municipal
buildiggs to be charged for at not over
li cents per 1,000 gallons.
As regards the price I am willing to
pay as rental of the system I prefer that
a committee of the councilman and
citizens be appointed to confer with me,
and after learning just what portions of
the equipemnent I will use, and after
estimating the value of the system thus
employed, I will agree to pay a 'rental
consistent with a good interest upon the
Trusting that you will consider the
matter and act favorably upon it, and
thanking you therefor, I beg to sub
A. G. NAUCK.