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terres à vendre, attention. Messrs. F. Armant & Cie., 70 Rue du Camp, Nlle-Orléans sont prêts à publier gratis sur leur pam phlet, concernant les Verdoyantes Paroisses de la Louisiane, l'offre en vente de toutes terres et proprié tés conformément à la description qui sera donnée à E. Montagne à Abbeville, seul agent de Messrs. F. Armant & Cie pour la paroisse ,Vermillon. Aucune vente n'étant effectuée les proppriétaires n'auraient rien à payer pour frais de publication, mais dans le ca contraire ils paie ront nue commission raisonnable convenue d'avance par contrat. Pour plus de détail adressez vous directement à M. Ernest Montagne seul agent pour 1À paroisse Ver millon de la maison F. Armant & Cie., Bureau des Terres et d'Im migration. E. MONTAGNE, Abbeville, Vermillon. 21 juillet '77. AVIS Concernan la Bouclcrie d'./lbbevie. Le'eossigné informe ses clients qu'il va redoubler d'efforts pour leur fmrnir de la viande de pre mière qualité durant l'automne et l'hiver prochaine; mais qu'étant obligé d'acheter tous ses animaux au comptant, il se trouve dans la dure nécessité de ne plus pouvoir accorder aucun crédit à qui que ce soit. ' OPH-ELIAS BOURQUE. 29 sept. 1b77. F. Ri. XI6, A VOC AT. b ville, Lo.i ii.c. \n\n OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH OP VERMILION AND TOWN OP ABBEVILLE. VOL. XX. ABBEVILLE, LOUISIANA, SATURRAY, JANUARY 6, S17M. NO, 28. I .. . I i -~~- i,, - I II I I I t'..,.~- ,~ To the Public. I would respectfully inform my friends and customers and the peo ple in-general, that I have just se lected with the greaest care, a general assortment of Fall and Winter Goods, which I am now offering at the lowest cash price. My stock comprises a large va riety of Domestic'Dry Goods, Fancy Goods, Fine English, French and American Casimeres, Ladies Dress Goods, Cloaks, Shawls, Notions of all descriptions, Calicos, Best American Brand, Cotton, Bleached and Brown, Alpacas of all shades, Flannels, Opera, Plain & Colored Checked. Ladies are respectfully solicited to call and examine my stock and uo trouble will be saved to show all articles which they desire to examine, to price or purchase. Clothings of all descriptions Gentlemen's Shirt, Underwear, and all kinds of Furnishing Ladies, Goods, Misses, Men and Boys Boots & Shoes. Iardware, the latest improve ments in utensils. Saddlery, Crockery Tinware, A fine stock of fresh family gro ceries. Tobacco, chewing & smoking, segars, pipes, &c. Sole agent for the celebrated WEED SENiNG MAQHCLINE. the simplest. cheapest and most durable of the kind. My stock is now entirely .1cw aud4 comipet.e, a d every one rich and poor, white and colored hare welco.n to enter and see for them solves. 1;lievin.g that it woeld be great ly to the interest of this parish to establish a Real Estate Agency in the town of Abbeville. I have aRsumed the position, and inform all those who have lands, planta tions or town lots for sale, or those who desire to purchase the same, to call at my store where I shall always be ready to give full particuliirs end make agreements. having now communications with different parties in the United States who are desirOas to locate in this country there are chances to effect sales or purchases at early date and on satisfactory terms. Eespectfnlly, A. D. MARTIN. Wood's Hdasebold Maurline AND 'IYHE CHROk6 TO SEMiT11* HAVING control of the mag nificeut Oil Chromo, Yo SMxitE we are able to offer a comhina, tion of literary and artistic work of genuine worth, and at prieqs unprecedented. This fine copy of a piece of Nataire's grandest work, is not presented in the Hsual limited style,-its dimensions, 14XC8. making a pieture ofvery desirable size, in itself AN ORNAMENT TO THE RO0lf graced by its presence. But few copies of this beautiful Chromo will be allowed to go to the retaileores, and those will be sold at their Actual Retail Price, $6,0, while, if ordered in connection with on. Magazine, both will be furnished for $ I 5 O0 As a Premium the picture maye ob tained by sending us two subscriptions for the Magazine at $1.00 each, or by subscribing for the Magazine two years in advance, atone dollar per annam. Address, WOOD'S HOUSEHOLD MAGAZINE. Newburgh. N. Y. S. E. SHUTEs, Publisher. sep-'73 "THE PEOPLE'S LEDGER" is an old established and reliable week ly paper, published every Saturday and is very popular throughout the N. E. and Middle States. Address, ItERMALN K. (CuRTTs, Publisher, No. 12 School St., Boston Mass, School soard Proceedlin;s Abbeville, Nov. .10th 1877. A special meeting of the Board was convened this day pursuant to a call made by the president. Present : Jas. N. Williams, president, Ben Faulk, F. R. King, Danl. Paul, John Lenoire and Isaac Wise; absent, P J Mouton, Archie Young and J Abshire. The minutes of last meeting were adopted as published. On motion a colored school was established in 4th ward, near the residence of Mr. Lazarrt Brous sard. Mr. M. C. Broussard, par ish treasurer being pi-esent, it was agreed that all school lands situa ted in this parish be leased, and that the president and secretary of the board together with the par ish treasurer be authorized to lease said lands upon such terms as they may deem proper. On motion, resolved that the president and secretary of this board together with the parish treasurer be authorized to estimate the amount of rents due this board by parties who are residing and have heretofore occupied school lands, a~g hand over the above es timates to the school board attor ney for collection. Be it further resolved that the school board attorney be author ized to collect the rents as above estimated and if necessary to in stitute legal proceedings. On motion resolved that the school board attorney be allowed ten per cent on all collections mlade by him in suits or otherwise. On motion resolved lthat the location of the school established in the 6th wuad at Mr. P. J. Mou ton be changed to the residence of Mr. Gustave Laurents. On motion resolved that Mrs. Martha Nixon be employed to teach the school established at Cheniere aux Tigre, provided she can obtain a sufficient number of pupils according to law. On motion Mr. G. t,abauve was employed to teach the first ward school provided he can obtain a sufficient number of pupils. On motion the president and secretary of this board was author ized to issue a warrant in favor of Mr. Mt C. Broussard, treasurer of the school funds, for three per cent on all amounts paid out by him. On motion MLr. G. Labauve was authorized to teach the French language during one hour each day. On motion, Mrs. E. A. Scar borough, assistant in Abbevilie grammar school, was suspended at the expiration of the present scho lastic month for want of funds. On motion. Mr. Alex Broussard Was allowed five dollars out of the contingent fund for transporting and keeping school fhruiture. On motion the sum of one dollar was allowed Mr. Isaac Wise out of the contingent fund for stamps. On motion resolved that the salary of the secretary of this board be raised to one hundred dollars per annum dating from Aug. 11th., 1877. On motion the meeting adjourn ed. JAS. N. WILLIAMS. President. ISAAC WISE, Sec'ty, 'Notice. Concerning the Butchery at .Rbbeville The undersigned informs his customers that he will spare no efforts t furnish meat of the first quality during the coming fall and winter ; but being compelled to pay his cattle cash, he can no longer afford to credit any one for market meat. . OPHELIAS BOUJRQUE. september 29th. 1877. DR. W. W. VAN PELT, ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN. ABBEVILLE, LA. Treats all forms of Diseases, either acute or chronic, according to the principles of SPECIFIC MEDICATION. All female diseases successfully treated. Leucorrhnea. Fluor-albus or Whites a Specialty. June 2, '77 Police Jury. State of Louisiana, = Parish of Vermilion. On this day, Monday, the first of Octo-! ber eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, the police jury of said parish met in regu lar session at the Courthouse. On the roll being called, the following members answered to their names, viz : Howard Hoffpauir, esq. president. 1 district absent. 2 do vacancy. 3 Solomon Wise. 4 do absent* 6 do Nathan Perry. 7 do vacancy. The minutes of the last meeting were lead and adopted. Art. 1 Resolved that the' president of the police jury be, aad he is hereby an thorised to cancel the bond furnished by John Q. White as late parish Treasurer. The finance committee submitted the following report which after being read was adopted and ordered to be spread on the minutes. Abbeville, Oct. 1st 1877. To the bon. president and members of the police jury of the parish of Vermilion. Your finance committee met on the 22d day of August eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and furnished the rator= neys employed by the parish, with papers and other evidences to assist them in ma king up their account in the suits : parish of Vermilion vs John A. Brookshier, et als. etc. No parties having appeared to make affidavit of Jost tax receipts autkorised by a resolution of the police jury at their meeting on.the 15th of August eighteen hundred and seventy-seven. The committee recommend the police jury to rescind said resolution as a dan gerous precedent. This committee further report that Jot. S. Nunez has failed up to this time to make settlement, altho' solicited to do so trequently. GUE. ML. ELDIIDGE, Chairman. A. G. I.AXWELL, Secretary. Attest :-A. LAcova, clk P. J. Whereas. a contract bas been made and entered into between the parish pf vermi lion and F. IR. King. esq., to perform cer tain professional services as therein stipu lated; And whereas, there are no fdhds In the parish treasury at this time to py the said king ; Now, therefore, in order to make pro vision for the amount due said king, as per seid contract, and to secure the pay ment of the same, and to carry out said contract ; Art. 2 Be it resolved that the sum of four hunred dollars be and is hereby ap ptropriated to enable the parish to comply with its contract with said king ; said amount to be paid out of any funds col lected this year, that may be found avail able bor the purpose at the end of the year ; and if on The expiration of the year it be ascertained that there remains in the parish treasury no funds which can be applied to the payment -of said amount, then and in that case, one mill or so much thereof as may be necessary is hereby le vied on the amount of taxable property of this parish as pe" description rolls of 1877, .o be collected next year and ap plied towards the payment of said amount due to said king. Art 3 Resolved that resolution No. 6 adopted August 15th eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, be and the same is hereby repealed. Art 4 Resolved that the clerk of the district court be and he is hereby autho rised to enter satisfaction of judgment, for the principal and interest only, in the case of the State vs Joseph Rozies for selling spirituous liquor to minors. Art 5 Resolved that Nathan Perry, B. Faulk and Jos. T. Guidry be, and they are hereby appointed a committee to meet the Bridge committee of the Abbeville corporation, for the purpose of making an examination of the Abbeville Bridge, and report to this body on the 20th inst., on the feasibility of repairing said bridge; to report also whether it is advisable to levy a tax to repair the same, or to con vert it into a toll bridge, that in case said committee decide to make a toll bridge, then the following rates of toll shall be levied and paid, viz: footman, 5 cents ; man and horse, 10 cents ; Buggy and one horse, 15 cents ; Buggy and two horses 20 cents ; empty wacgcn, 25 cents ; and loaded waggon, 35 cents. Art 6 Resolved that A. G. M4well be and he is hereby appointed %b keep a public ferry on the bayou vermili op posite Abbeville in accordance his written proposition submitted tO t~jis body ; and that he be allowed a salary at the rate of forty dollars per month ; he shall also be entitled to charge the follow ing rates of toll to non-residen's, viz : footman, five cents ; man and horse, ten cents ; vehicle, twenty-five cents. le is further authorised to charge each resident the above, rate of toll between sunset and sunrise. Art 7 Resolved further, that the said A. G. Maxwell shall furnish blond with' good security in the sum of one hupdred and fifty dollars, conditioned according to law, as a guarrantee of his fulfillment of his contract as ferryman aforesaid. Art 8 Resolved that the parish tax col lector be,and he is hereby authorised to suspend until the 4fist of December eight een hundred and seventy-seven, the col lection of the parish taxes due by the fol lowing named persons for the years there in mentioned, viz :M. C. Broussard, for the year eighteen hundred and seventy two ; Jules Broussard, for the years eigh teen hundred and seventy-two and seven ty-three; Ohdon Prejean, for the years eighteen hundrod and seventy-two and seventy-four : Emile Duhon, for the year eighteen hundred and seventy-three and Aurelien Duhon, er., for the year eighteen hundred and seventy-five. The jury took a recess until two o'clock p. m. The jury re-assembled ; all the same members were present. Art 9 Resolved that for the delinquent parish taxes payable in warrants, due previous to the year eihteen hundred and seventy-five, the tax-collector shall be and he is hereby authorised to receive in payment, warrants issued in either of the years eighteen hundred and deventy-two, three, four and five ; that for the parish taxes of eighteen hundred and seventy five payable in warrants, he shall receive in payment thereof, warranth issued in eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and for taxes due in eighteen hundred and seventy-six payable in warrants, lbeabll receive warrants issued in eighteen hun dred and seventy-seven. Art 10 Resolved that the amount of fines imposed by the district court at its last September session, in criminal prose cutions, shall be collected in currency, and the amount when collected, shall be placed to the credit of the contingent fund. Art 11 Resolved that the special tax of four mills and that of two mills for jail purposes levied. on the rolls of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, shall be. and is hereby appropriated to pay for keeping the public ferry established opposite Ab beville. Art 12 Resolved that the road over seers in whose districts the bridges have been carried away or partly destroyed during the last storm by the flood, be re quired to have the same repaired or re placed ; that to effeot that end, they are empowered to call out all the men subject to road dutty to work on the same vwithout delay. Theosime nebert was appointed road overseer for the 13th road district vice u. H. Bartels exempted as juryman ; E. W. iuff was appointed te .reeer for the 1st district vice Ale. -Broussard who was excused for just reasons. Art 13 Resolved that the matter in die pute with W. M. Hanobett in relation to the public road passing through his land, be referred to the finance committee. Art 14 Resolved that the parish tax collector be notified to make a full and complete settlement immediately with the parish treasurer up to the first day of.Oc tober, eighteen hundred and seventy seven. Art 15 Resolved that Solomon Wise be and he is hereby anthorised to purchase the following books, viz : One blank ao sessment Roll for parish taxes; one blank warrant book and one record book for the clerk of the district court, and to present his detail account for the same to this biidy. "1T9 Los CAusB,"--A mag oificcat picture. 14x1,8 inches in size represents a confeddrate sold ier after.the war retuir.iino to his home, which he finds lonely and desolate. In front of the rUined cottage are two graves with rude crosses, on one of which some friendly hand has hung a garland. To the right the calm river and rising moon indicate peace and rest. The stars, seeh through the trees, represent- the Southern CrOsS. It is a picture that will touch every Southern heart, and should find a placeith every South ern home. One copy sent by mail mounted on a roller and post-paid on receipt of 25 cents, or threefor sixty cents. Address A CREGAR & Co. No. 168 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tenn. Agents want ed every where to sell our cheap and popular pictures, stationery packages etc. $2 to $10 per day easily made. No money required until the pictures are sold. Send stamp for catalogue and terms. FOR SALE. A FINE RESIDENCE IN THE TOWN OF ABBEVILLE. The following described proper ty is offered for sale : Lot No. I of Boet's portion in the town of Abbeville, measuring 74 feet 9 inches front on Bayou Vermilion, with the depth to Rue des Beaux Arts, say 75 feet 7 inches. Part of Lot No. 2, measuring 50 feet 5 inches in front on Rue des Beaux Arts, by 255 feet, mdre or less, as to width and debth. Also all the buildings 4nd imprpvements situ ated thereon, oonsistirg f a large DWELLING HOUSE having 4 large rooms and a pantry, also a Kitchen and one harge Building formerly used as a blacksmith shop. Said property is free from all encumbrances. For Terms and Conditions, ap ply to F. Feray, at this office, or on the premises. $5 to $20 per day at home. a'erms free. Addrel. Stinson'& Co., tand, Maine. Official Directory. District Judge. ERASTE MOUTON. District Attorney. J. A. CHARGAIS. Clerk of District Court, LASTtE BROUSSA.D. Representative. ADmtEN NUNEZ. Parish Judge. WILLIAM KIBBE. Parish Attorney. W. A. WHITE. Sheriff. G. B. SHAw. Recorder. LEO PERRET. Tax-Collector. J. S. NusEz. Police Jury. IHOWARb HOFFPAUIR President, S. WISE, D. O. BROUSSARD. F. D. LELEU, N. PERRY. Town Council. LEONCE PERRET, Mayor. LASTIE BROUSSARD, J. ABADIE, S. WLse, J. BOYANCE, GEO. E. LYONs, Constable. Justices of the Peace, 3d. Ward : F. B. PATTEN, W. A. WHITE. Dep'ty. U. S. Surveyors F. FPRAY, STATE of Louisiana - Parish Court-Parish of Vermilion-No. 526. Succession of Paulin Foultelieu. Application of W. F. Schwing. Whereas said applicant has filed in the office of the clerk of said Court, a.petition praying to appointed administrator of the aforesaid succession: Now, therefore, notice is here by given to all whom it may con cern, 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 signature at office, in the town of Abbe ville, this 25th day of August A. D. 1877. LASTIE BROUB~ARD, Clerk. Attorney at Law, Abbeville,............ Louisiaua. To the Editors of the titate of Louisiana. The Louisiana Bureau of Immi gration is receiving many letters of inquiry from various sources calling for information for farm ers, mechanics laborers, business men, and capitalists, who desire to settle in this State, or invest capital here. Our bureau l;as issued two discriptive circulars, with maps for the benefit of such inquired. We hive sent off many circulars, and copies of Louiriana As It Is, and written answers in response to letters of inquiry. Our bureau has opened books to receive descriptions of lands, for sale, propositions to lease lands, or to have lands, worked on shares--any proposition that may enlighten the immigrant who wants to come to Louisiana. We will record all such descrip tions of lands and propositions in our books, which will. be open to strangers and persons wishiug to purchase, and these descriptions will furnish the bureau with an additional fund of valuable infor mation for future circulars, and to be used in our letters in reply to inquiries. As our board has no funds and no income expect the small amount furnished by merchants and others in New Orleans who subscribe to assist us in our labors, we respect fully beg the editors of the State to published this notice, for a few weeks or months, without, charge to the board, for the benefit of immigration and the State. Wi. BOGEL, President. Office Louisiana Bureau of Immi gration, No. 8 Commercial Place New Orleans, La., Oct. 6, 1877. The Confederate. Soldier's:Return, or the Lost Cause. The Confederate spldier's re turn, or the LosT CAUSE-A mag nificent picture, beautiful in design and artistic in ekecution: It rep resents a Confederate soldier after the war returning to his home, which he finds ruined by shotland ,shell, looking lonely and desolate. In front of the ruined cottage, telling a sad tale of the miseries of war, are two graves with rude crosses, on one of which some friendly hand has hung a garland. The graves are overhung by a weeping willow, in'the shadow of which stands the returned soldier with bowed head, as if thinking of the past. To the right the calm river and rising moon indicate peace and rest. The stars seen through trees represent the South ern Cross, draped over the graves, an emblem of the Confederate flag as well as a harbinger of brighter days to come. The flood of glorious moonlight streaming through the trees and reflecting on the peaceful river adds to the sentiment and beauty of the scene and its surroundings. No description of this gem of art will do it justice-it must be seen. It is a picture that yill touch every southern heart and should find a place in every southern home. It is 14x 8 inches in size, on heavy plate paper. One copy will be sent by mail, in a pasteboard roller to any address, post-paid, on re ceipt of 25 cent three copies for 60 cent or six for $1,in currency or postage stamps. Agents want ed everywhere, to sell this and a variety of other popular cheap pictures. No money required until they are sold. No trouble to sell them. Send stamp for our catalogue and terms. Address, A. GasRAR & Co. Pub lishers. 168 Market St., Chattanooga, Tun.