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Widow E. GUEGNUN, Proprietor. I'UBIISIIED EVERY SATURiDAY, BY E. I. ADDD1SON. $2 50.... PER YEAR... $2 50 TERMS, TheMaDIONsaAL. is published weekly in Entrlish and French, at two dollars and fifty cents per annum payable ia advance. Advertisements will be Jnserted at $1.00 ver square of ten lines, or less, 'for each insertion. Advertisements published in English and French will be charged for both lan guages. Nr advertiseteent will be inserted for less than two dollars and fifty cents. P'vtent of all advertisetnents is con sidered due immediately tater their first publication. Aivertisements not marked with the number of insertions required, will be published until otherwise ordered, and charged for accordiogly. TEN dollars in advance is required for announcing candidates for ofice ; and electio, tickets or otHer job-work must be paid for on delivery. Serious trouble is expected :n Lincoln county, Ky., in conse quence of the capture of sev6ral outlaws. The Tennessee Legislature :is in extra session to consider the pro posed funding of the State debt at sixty per cent. CongresSman Johnson of Vir ginia has introduced a bill provi ding for the government aid to the Texas Pacific 'railroad. The Fourth Cavalry from" the Indian Territory, and Twentieth Infantry front Dakota, are the regiments ordered to Texas. If it is impossible to get tlie Sunday law from the Police Jury, bhy don't the Town Council pass it for the beteffit of the to*n? Read in enother column the communication signed 'Abbeville', wherein a plain talk is given our Town Council on the wretched condition of our streets. Christmas is coming-Tuesday neat. How is that turkey by this time? Does he gobble fainter or look less defiant than in days gone hyp Our devil says he thinks he could play the Russian with it. --s Judge E. Mouton arr'ved here last Tucsday for tke purpose of examiunation of thie ease of the Parish against Brookrhier, but being too unwell to attend to it the suit was continued unt;! the 25th. of February 'nexl. A laday applying for admission to the junior class of an Awerican seminary, on being questioned by thei President as to her qunalifica tions, replied : 'I ain't :much of an arithmeticker. but I am an elegant grammarist. We are sorry to see thini n spite of our frequent appeals to the road-overseer for this oistrict he still lies Inactive and allows'the roads in this district to remain in vbeir almost impassable condition. He has the keeping in good order -; the roads, and has tell power and authority by law to call out hands subject to road duty when ever necessary, and there can be no doubt the necessity exists at present. The Council of the town of Thibodaux have lately enacted -a very strict ordinance in regard -to coffee-houses in that town. The ordinance requires that before a coffee-house license is issued to any applicant, the tax collector shall exact a bond of $500.00, conditioned that peace and order shall be maintained in the estab lishment licensed and no noise or disturbance allowed. The penalty for the first violation of this con dition is $25.00, and for a second violation a flue of $50.00 and the revocation of the license. A PRAYER AND HOW IT HAS BEEN ANSWERED. Having read the' Bible and doubting its beautiful truths and never being certain that my pray ers were answered, I began inves tigating spirifualism. One night I prayed to the "Good Kind Spir its of :he Acropendza" to teach me how to raise my children, that they wou-ld enable me to bring them up good and useful citizens, 'what means I had over my family expenses I would devote to good and useful purposes. All iwho know me, know how this prayer has been answered. I-have been haunted, I have been told by voices that Davis' books have been the cause of all mry trouble. This I am satisfied is the result of too great a desire to lift the veil which God and nature have wise ly hidden from our view. I have but little sleep at night, 1 am troubled by voices night arid day which never let me rest. Beware of Spiritualism 1 J. A. TAYLOr. A'bbevlle, Dec. 13, '77. (CommunitCated.) Mr. Editdr,-Probably you do t not know the high qualifications that a Christian editor must pos sess-and sometimes you observe them too strictly. A real. Chris tian edilor mast devote a portion of his time to kissing the little g;rls he meets, for the satisfaction of their mothers, give a geuteel spanking to th% boys avoiding or dodging school to the confusiou of their fathers, praise and please ihe world generally-the 'ool and the wise equally, the growlers and their wives particularly, the young women and their babies occasion ally, and the old women and iheir old men besides. Those are the qualifications of a Christian editor. Now, sir, you should remind the town Council and persevere in doing so, until you can inculcate in their minds that the main bas quettes and baidgesin the town of Abbeville are in a perfect state of dilapidation and need repair. But sir, you seem to be afraid to give a good, sound talking to these gen tlemen. Is the proprietor of a lot bound to fix his banquette ? Make him do it. • Is the town touncil bouna to fix them ? Make them do it, even if you have to resort to comnulsory means to do it. The banquette of the Church is " impassable. We a:e told that Father Mehault had nade an offer gi of $75.00 towards fixing it, provid- 01 ed the town Council would pay the balance to fix it in a substan tial mavuer. That banquette is 23. feet long end 8 feet wider it would take for its flooring 2840 sr feet of lumber an inch and a half thick, and for the easing 1200 feet e' of lnmbet two inches thick, an ag gt eg: te amount of 4040 ,feet of lumber. Two good workmen can do the woik in ten days. By psy ing the men $2 per day it would. cost then $141.00, andjwiih sound C cypress, exempt of sap, built in this way wonid last fifteen vears without any repair, and would be an ornament to the iown besides. t On Ithe opposite side of the street on the property of Mr Leon a Broussard, :ow known asSolomon t Wise's store, three steps to de scend and if the ladies are not very particular in descdnding they will break their back-bones, anid n in ascending they wi 1 break their e noses. Such banqueites should e be strictly condemned and the ,e proprietor o, the town Council a rigidly censured obr their 'naction in the meatter. In descending those ' steps the ladies and gentlemen get r in a perfect unsd-hole until they r reach Mr. D. .Frank's new coffee t house. where there is the bests' plank bantp'ette in town. TheL next and good one is r. Martin's. 0 When it rains, the banquette of )t Mr. Jos. Labit is in an awful con dition. further on East is the bauquette of ('apt. Remick and )f Mrs. Veavev. and that of Mrs. Abadie's oite! ,ijeie are some re pairs to be d.ne which could be d made a, a .mall expense. The ie bridges are :u-a worse condition a than the bauquettes. and there is to no use to say anything about theur that evefy..ºbody already knows. As I said in 'ii beginning..vou are , too much of a Christian editor. er You should constantly harass the b-. parties concerned to make them Sfulfil their duties. ty Respectfully, ABBEVILLE. a id The Third National Bank of' e iChicago went "up the spout" last week. TlE Al kLEN-DI1IUtALL CASE. The developments in this case are of the strangest kind, and it is unquestionable that Loud is a p)olitical rascal or sadly sinned against. He is of the stuff of which school superintendents were made a few years since, but the trouble with him is that it is diffi cult to find out which he is most inclined to favor-his pocket, or his party. His statement, repeated to many of his intimate "friends, is to the effect that Darral though of the same political party, had incurred his ill will in conse quence of an -attempt to have him -Loud-retnoved from the posi tion of division superintendent of schools in this State, and that he intened to be "even with Darrall' for such trehchery. In orier to make the odds even he set forth that after the election he substitu ted 1000 Republican tickets with I the name of Darrall on 'them for 1000 with the name of Acklen thereon. and thus paved the way for the recoutit on which Acklen's claim to a seat in Congress is hn apd. Such, at least, is the current 0f m testimony T'n which Loud has been e` indicted. FPr contra some exceed ingly romantic testimony is pres ented. Mon:oe, the chief witness th against Loud, is flatly contradicted p' by his own wife. She says that she is a niece of the Irish patriot, Thomas -Francies Meargher. After n, het mat riage to Mouroe she dis covered him .o be a bad cha ractor that his real name i~ Finn ; that P he had taken the name of Monroe si in order to avo:d the conoequece w of his misdeeds, and that the tes timony he had given against Loud was the result of a criwinal ba: gain and conspiiacv made on be- i half of Darnall with John Brook- e shier, who figured as Darrall's agent. This testimony is-strong!y corroborated by various witnesses d who testify to the nad chairacter r of Finn, alias Monroe, and who assert that his statements are ' wholly unworthy of beliet. f As the case presents it-elf. Loud t and his co-conspirators cheated d through revenge and a hope oi f'e ward on behalf of Acklen ; or Finn and others got up a most a detestable conspiracy agaiu-t Loud. Loud himself declares that Darrall, through various agents. tempted him to commit perju-ry concerning the stuffing of the ballot-boxes. Like testimony was I given by U. H. Gordon. Among other statements the latter said: When Mr. Darrall crnme to Iberville to take testimony, Dar denoe, a colored man and friend 1 of Darrall, came to one on tile, subject and said that I could make a pile out of the ooctor by swer ing that the boxes lhd been stuff ed ; that I could get $500 easy, he was confident. I was to testify ihat I had given the keys of my office and of t:ie bai,ot-boxes obr that-purpose, I be.ng then clerk of court. 'This I reported to Col. Acklen, who said, "Let them go ahead, if you want, they will corn mit themselves as yet." Dardenure went to see the doctor asd his lawyer, W. B. Merchant, who was also acting as commissioner for the doctor, at theirt room ..t the Iberville Hotel. What was the result of the n terview ? After Darrall and Merchant had consulted together how ;ar the clerk of a court could c'riminate himself in such a case, Diidenrre came back and told me to harmu could come to me and and that S'1 would be paid hfter testifyitg. e Thus stands the matter. Whieh ever theory of the case shall prove e correct, light will at least. be cast Ion the dark ways of Radical pol iiticians in Louisiana.--City -Item. A band of Gypsies; travelingn ; waggons, arrived here last Wed nesday evening, and are pursuing the customary occupations of their race: telling fortunes, peddlingi jewelry and other articles, giving wire-walking exhibitions, etc. Several of the men varied the pro-i gramme last evening by kicking up a ructipn at Wiese's saloon, which Constable St. Martin quelled after alively tussle in which his club did some effective work. Three of the Gypsies were jailed and will appear before the mayor this morning to answer charges of dis turbing the peace and resisting the Constable, - Donaldsonaille Chief, 15th inst. 'a The Schooner ,Two-Sisters wrecked on the Texas coast ; three flves lost. The Sun says: "The message , of the fraudulent President is of very slight account. It makes to Congress no new suggestions of aºiy value, and it gives the country no information with which it was not familiar. Leave out its brag ging over his policy of pacfication and over the things which he claims to have done, but which he had little or riothing to ao-leave out his financial vagaries, his menaces akainit Mexieo, his Samoan project, and his maunder ing abouw education--lave ot, along with these, his abstracts of departmental reports, and the space occupied by the remainder will be small." In the Rew beer stamps, the head of Andrew Johnson is hand ed down to the eyes and esteem of his contrvmen on the barrel stamp while Geo ge Washington is put off with the little eighth barrel stamp. Aim so to live, young man, that when you are gone, every time a bar keeper taps a fresh keg ff lager, he will bang the faucet right through your photograph. A littie boy on his why to a mill near McMinnville Tenn. went under a t'ree to pick up some ap ples, and found several pieces of silver. These he carried home, when a 'urther sea.ch vas made ;iad over six hundred pieces of silver, buried thirtby-five years ago by a. old miser. was on eat tLed. A tremendous freshet has be~n doing immense damage along the rivers of Maryland and Virginia. The waters have been higher than for twenty years, and property to the amonr,t of millions of doilars destroyed. A laigt portion of Richmond was fooded, and no~t of the Rail Ioa.d lines hav ..ot [bridges. Parish Warrants FOR SALE by F. B.. KING. LOST.--Two promisory netes drawn by Leon Broussard, paya ble to the undersigned, dated res pectively November 18th 1870, each for two hundred dollars; one due in three and the other in four years from date thereof with eight per cent iatere.t froms mata rity. P. ARVrILIt BrZ'ioSARD. Dec. Ist '77. Notice. Succession of Elijah Ewing. All persons indebted to tmhe above sunccession will please come forward and settle the same, those having claims against said succes sion will present them duly an thenticated. EMELINE EWING. Natural Tutrix. Oct. 20th 1877. THE 1UN . 1878. NEW YO~x,-. 1878. As the time aproaches for the eoF.wal of subrcriptions, The 8nn would reuio, its many friends and weliwisberi everywhere,' thet Ii, is again a candidate for their cnseideration aid support. UpO.n its rec.rii for the plast ten years it relien 'or at couti.tnoane of the tearty sym ip,thy and generous co operation which hbve hitherto been eateoded to it from ev.*, v qua, ter of the (uion. The Daily .n is a tour page-.beet Of ' rfolumn%, price by r'ijil, post paid. E: eriw a month. or $6 5i per year. ''be Sunday editi,n of the Sin is an eight-pa.e ,bet of 5:i columua While giti.'. the news of the day, it also coo tains a lirge amount .t literary and mis o.-1l:meons matt-r spectdily prepared for it. Thi3 L~day Sun bas men witb great succee . Pous paid, one dollar and trea ty cents a year. THE WEEKL St, . . ho d.ees noo k,.ow the Weekly Snn ? Ii, eircolates tlbr,..hout tthe UaitedStatee, the Cunadas, ad beyond !Ninety thou sand families greet it welcome pages weekly, sand r,. ard it in the ligbtofguide, (ou-ellor, and frien' Its news. edito ial. agricul nral. and literary d-partments make it b ssetially v jou rna for the fami ly and tie tireside 'rerms: One Dollar a year. post jaid. thtis i ice. quality ca.n sidered, makes it the cbeapest newspaper publshbed. For clubs of ten, with ten dollars cash, we will send an extra copy free. Address Publiser of the SUN, New Tork City. I JUDICIAL NOTICES. STATE of Louisiana-Parish of Vermilion--arish Court--No. 505. Succession of Claire Bell. Notice is hereby given to all parties interested in the succes sion, or having any opposition to make to the tableau of classifica tion of debts and charges and provisional partition in the said sdecession, to file the same in writing, in the office of the Clerk of Court within ten days fromn the date here of. Given under my hand and seal this 1st day of December 1877. LASTIE BROUSSARD. clerk. STATE of Louisiana,-Parish of Vermilion,-Parish Court, -No. 177. Succession of i'rederick Touchet. Notice is hereby given to all parties interested in said succes sion, or having any oppositioe to make to the tableau of charges and partition in the aforesaid suc cession, to file the same in writing, in the office of the clerk of court within ten days from the date hereof. Given under my hand and ofi cial signature, this 15th day of December 1877. LASTIE BROUSSARD, clerk. STATFE of Louisiana -Parish of Vermilion-Parish Court - No. 548. Suocdession of F. E. Dartez, Notice is hereby given to all parties interested in the said succession, or having any opposi tion to make to the tableau of classification of debts and .charges with partition and settlement in the aforesaid sncces On, to file the same in writinp in the office of the Clerk of Cocjt within ten days from the date Wreof. Given under my hang and seal this 1st day of DecembOr 1,877. LAaTE B.RoussARBD ~erk. STATE OF LOUJ.IANA, I Parish of VerniliOn. Paris8 . Court. ,No: 581. Succession of Stephen I. Vull. Notice is hereby given tod all parties interested in the siuccession of Stephen I. Hall or hav ing any opposition to the applica tion of Robert P. O'Bryan to be appointed Cuaitor of the said succession to file the same in wriit ing in the office of the clerk of Court at the court house in ten days from the date hereof. Given under my hand and seal this 1st day of December 1877. LASTIE BROUSSARD, Clerk. STATE of Louisiana--Parish of Vermilion--Parish Court --= No. 48g. Su'cession 'oT Louis Ie'e~totbaiUx Whereas the administrator of said succession has filed in the of eice of the clerk of said court a ta bleau of classification of debts and charges and partition and settlement of the aforesai'd succession, with a petition pray ing that fter the legal notice and delays have elapsed, that the said tableau be homologated in conformity to law : Now, therefore, notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, or those interested therein, to make opposition, and also to give their reasons, if any they have, why said petitioner's prayer should not be granted by filing the same in writing in the office of the clerk of court within ten days from the date of the present notice. Given under my official signa tore and seal of court this 1st ida of December 187"1. LASTIE BROUSSARD, Clerk. Pf~~te Sale. STATE. OF kOUISIANA,. Parish of Vei ilion, Parish Court. No. 473. Sacceasion of Daniel ( 'Bryan. By virtue of an order f sale granted in the matters of th above succession, there will be ffered for sale, at public auction, the last and highest bidder, t the Cotrthouse door of thia rish, on S.RTURDAY,. THE 19th Y OF .JAN'UAR Y, 1878, the following described prope belonging to said succession, wit : Lots Nos. 1 and 2 of T. 12, SR. 4 E., containing 123 acres. The SE S bec. 24, T;. II, SR 3 W., containing 192 501100 ar pents, The southeast quarter of the southeast quarter, section 33, in township 12, south rage 2 east, containing 40 acres. The southeast quarter of the southeast quarter, section 14, south range 2 east, containiug 40 91100 acres. The northeast quarter of the northeast quarter, section 34, it township 11. south range 2 east, containing 40 911.60 acres. The southeast quarter of the northeast 'qaarter, section 34, in towns'hip 11, south range 2 east, containing 4('91100 acres. The undivided interest of th6 succession, being the portion for merly belonging to Eugene Le blanc in and to a 'certain tract of cypress sWamp, at, cypress point in this parish ; said undivided in terest contains about eight acres. The undivided half interest in & certain tract of land, situated in this parih, bounded above by Wise & Bartells, below by Mrs C. L. Rice, in front by bayou Vea milion and in the rear by C. L. Rice, said tract containing 117,5 acres, more or less. TE1V.MS: One third of the purchase price to be paid cash onthe day of sal, and the remainder on a creditbf one, 'wo and three years from dth day of sale ; purchasers to furnish their notes with good and solvent,. sureties, in solido, to the satisfac tion of Mrs. M. A. Perry, Natural Tutrix, and sayable to her order, at the law office of Robert P. O'Bryan, Esq., in the town of Ab beville, (La.) and 'conditioned to draw eight per cent per annum interest from maturity until paid; and the lands sold to be and re main sp'ci'ally mortgaged and by pothecated *ilh vendr's privilege retained in favor of gaid suce& sion, which property shall not b! alienated or encbmbered by th6 purchasers to thb prejudice of said succesason until full and final pay ment of the principal,,interest and costs i' any should 'occur. Given under my official signa ture at office, tdis 15th day of De= Cember 16b77. G. B. SHaw, Sheriff. Special 'lMeeting. December, 8, 1877 The board of Town Cowcil oY Abbeville, met this dai ~arsuant. to adjournment. Members pre ent : Leonce Ferret, Mayor; an4 alderinen Broussard, Wise and Abadie. Absent : J. Boyaiic6. The minutes of the last meeting were read and on motion of Laitit Broussard adopted. Reports of R. P. O'Bryah, atty. G. E. Lyons, constable, were read and submiitted, and on motion of Lastie Broussard, adopted, and or dered spread on the hibiut.es. On motion of Lastie Bronssard, Be it resolved that the 'freasurei be, and he is hereby atithOried to 'ettle with the fello'ing named officers pro ,itta, or in full, if funds in his hanids are sufficient, dat of any currency funds which'he ma.: ; now have in hand, or which at be turned over under the repor adopted at this meetinig, for salae ries due said olcers since Apri; 7th 1877. Which amounts aren As- ý lows, to wit : M. L. Bernard, former constablei deceased, whose salary was dad. from April 7th to June 26th 1877, to date of G. E. Lyons electioe. amounting to 4. 9 " Leonce Perret, mayor, 25 t$. E. I. Addison, Printer, 25 00 L. C. Lyods, Secretary, 25 R. P. O'Bryan, Attoruney, 1 G. F. Lyons, Cons. a comr. 1i 80 making a total sum of due said officers $ 280' 8 as herein specified. On motion of Lastie Broummnrd resolved that the secretary pOe up advertisemebts in three plate in town calling for proposl f the keeeping of the bridge at A. beville, for the unexpired term . A. W. Badoon, deceased. Resolved further, that no p~r son will be employed unless C Sobligates himself, besides the C Sditions already imposed by fU Sordinances to '~tep said Iki I and the platform on which rests 3 the iron works of the same cel e Sand well greased at . t .ies, and , that the same be under the super vision of the street.and bridge On motion of Lastie , be it resolved that G.. .T be authorifed to take charfPg the Abbeville bridge ntil Saturday. On motion the Council aJ0ar- I d to Saturday the 15th LEONCE PEBEt, . C. LYxos, Secretary.