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VOL. ABBEVILLE, LOISIANA, SATDAY, FEBRUARY 1 187 ini.ce *37. State of Louisiana, Parish of Ver iio. The Police Jory of said Sitate and parish met this day, the th of February, A. D., 1878, pursu ant to adjournment. Present': Hon, Nathant Perry, President, and Messrs. Broussard, Leles, Hoffpanir and Wise. The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. Mr. Wise on behalf of the Fi nanee reported verbally, that they were unable to elect a settlement with the tax coleetor and treas urer in consequence of the former being .in the city of New Orleans at the time the settlement should have been made with him. Mr. E. I. Addison, publisher of the Meridioad, being present, pro posed to the Jury to do all the parish printing in the same man ner as he did last year, such as publishing the proceedings of the police jury, all the necessary blanks for the use of mid jury, the'jar list of the District Court, and~auch other matters as may be ofinede to be printed or published daring one year from the lst of January, 1878, for the price and sum of one hundred and twenty five dollars--payable quarterly. It was thereupon ar. 1. Resolved, That the pro position of . I. Addison' publish er of the Meridisaef, as above sta ted, be and the aame is hereby aec cepted by this body. An Ordiamnce Rddatiu to Fences. BSc. 1. Be it ordained by the Police Jury in and for the Parish of Vermilign, &c. That hereafter all fences enclos ing land for purposes of cultiva tion shall be made at :east four feet nigh, with not less than four pieux to the panel. The lowest pieux to start at a distance of not . one foot from the level If ad there shalJ be a ditdh twlve inches deep, twelve Inches wide, and eighteen in]a s from the outside of the fence; Ue space between the bottom pieux and the level ground to be filled with dirt. . Sa.. 2. Be it further ortane, i &c. That the respective owners of any animals of whatever species which may break into a field or fields protected by such a fence shall be held pecuniarily liable to the parties damaged for the amount of damages caused by said breaking, and to a fine of ten dollars for each offence, the same to be collected before any eourt of competent jurisdiction; the damages to be sued for by the party entitled thereto, and the fine to be sued for in the name of the parish by 'the District At torney pro temn.. 0 s. S. Be it further ordained, Ae. That no one whose fence does not come up to the standard above established shall be entitled to damages on account of stock or other animals breaking into their enclosures. And all such per sons who shall be guilty of shoot ing, hurting, or in anyways injur ing any animals breaking into their fields, not provided with such a fence, all pay a fine of twenty dollars, to be collected by the District Attorney pro tem., as above, and shall be liable to thel owners of the atrmals so shot, hurt or imjured, for any damages by them sustained thereby. 8sc. 4. Be it further ordained, do., That all fines collected under sand by virtue of this ordinance shall, after the fees of the Distribt Attorney pro tem. are deducted be paid one half to the parish treasures for road purposes and oe half to the parish board of school directors for the snoort of thevpublic schools of this parish. Sac. 5. Be it further ordained, Is., That all ordinances or part of ordinanaes passed heretofore and in confifet with the provis ions of this ordinance, be and the same r hebreby repealed, Walter A. Whit, eeq., was du ly elected as piush and district atterne pro term. to serve one yeIr l~rla ot January, 1878, to tab ) O4 Decembber, 1878, and his salary was and is hereby ized at three hundred and tweo ir-five dollars per annum, payable quarterly. ART. 2. Resolved, That the parish tax collector be and he is hereby ordered to make a full and final settlement for all parish taxes and licences by him collec ted to the 1st of January, 1878, with the finance committee on or before the 20thinst. ART. 8. Be it further resolved, that ti case of the failure of said collector to make said settlement by said date, that the president of the police jury be authorized to institute suit immediately to enforce said settlement. ART. 4. Resolved, That the par ish treasurer be ordered to make a similar statement with the fi nance committee to the 1st day of January, 1878, for all moneys re ceived by him as such treasurer on or before the 24th inst., and in case of his failure to do so then the provisions of the above Art. 8. shall be also applicable to him. ART. 6. R.esolved, That the fi nance committee be and they are herey required to make an esti mate or budget of the probable expenses for the year 1878, and make their report to this body at its next meeting. Ant. 6. Resolved, ''hat war rant No. 1796, dated April 4, 1877, in favor of Nicholas Bon dreaux, and drawn on the crimi nal prosecution funds of 1877, be exchanged for one of the same amount to be drawn on the con tingent fund of 1877; when there shall be sufficient money in the treasury to the credit of such foound; the said warrant to be drawn in favor of Solomon Wise as trans feree. Mr. Martin Bagly was appoint ed road overseer for the 1st road district, vice E. W. fluff, excused. The following claims were al lowed and ordered to be paid out of their respective funds : Colleetor and assessor's fund for 1878: Vilmont Breaux. $92 25 Friuter's and stationer's fund for 1877 : E. I. Addison, V25 00 Isaac Wise, 8 65 Solomon Wise, 52 00 nOut of same funds of 1878 : Isaac Wise, $6 10 Out of the contingent fuhd of 1877: Joseps S. Nunes, $47 00 Leo ?erret, 13 00 On motion of Mr. Wise the jury adjourned sine die. (Signed) :.. PERu , President Police Jury. AMBaROTS LACOUB, Clerk Police Jury. REMARKABLE SUCCESS. The success of the leading literary paper of the West. The Chicago Ledger, is truly remark able. Since its introduction to the reading public, six years ago, the Ledger has steadily advanced in favor, and is now acknowledged second to no paper of the kind in the country. Its cirqulation is natipnal, and has been obtained thirough the efforts of its publishers to produce a paper oi high moral character, and at the same time sell it at a price consistent with the present hard times. That they have succeeded, and well, too, the thousands of leaders of the Ledger scattered from Maine to Texas and from Oregon to Florida will bear testimony. The Chicago Ledger is a large forty-eight column weekly paper, which con tains stories both complete s con tinued, in each number, written by the best authors of the day, and a great variety of information in teresting to every one. The sub scription price of The Ledger is. only $1.50 per year, postage paid, and it is equal in every particalar to other papers of the same char sactr which sell for $3 a year. ;Three opes of this val able I paper will be seat to any boe who sends 19 oepts and their address to the edger, Chicago, Ill. THE MERIDIONAL, Widow B. (UUG3ON, Proprietor. PUBLISHED EBERY SATURDAY, BY E. I. 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Hubbard, of Texas, in a letter to the Lampasas Fair As sociation, says : The great comprehensive secret of the supreme conservatism, as, well as the extraordinary thrift of the French peasantry is, we conceive, that their proprietary and industrial positions is one that brings ,4bor and capital intb harmonious and sympathetic cotm binacion. It is a position in which capital is directly and sensibly interested in protecting capital. Labor has something palpable to conserve in connection with capital ; capital has something palpable to conserve in conecw tion with labor. The two economic factors unite on a common ground of conserva tism, bo',h intent on maintaining peace and order from the fear that turbulence and revolution might destroy the condition which they cherish in common. At the some time in an agricultural com munity thui situated, there are none of those sudden and vast ac cumulations of capital which the discicles of Proudhou are accus tomed to denounce as the robbery o; tabor. Individual aspiration to wea;th is not stifled, but what the individual owes to society is not forgotten or scorned in a heartless ambition to attain millionairedom at any cost to hapless individualsor to the pub lic at large. It should be the study of American statesmanship to solve our momentous labor propl'm by infusing an equal con servatiem into reconciled labor and capital. At a fire in the convent at Li moges, France, on Nov. 19, 1888, it was, suddenly discovered that one of the children of the girl's school there had not been res cuned. She was in a distant room, and doubts were expressed of the ability to save her. A young lady said : "I will try," and rush ed between the flames on each side of the entrance. She wan regarded as lost, but finally ap peared with the child in her aras. King Louis Phillippe sent her a gold medal, and a young captain in the army married her. The captain is now president of the French Republia, and .the lady is Mm MacMahon. Comtantinople has been be eeigAd twenty-three timer and taken xi tUaeis TArLL ETIQUETTE. The. follewlr aimat, intended for young' men who are for the first time entering fashionable so ciety, will, if closely followed, be productive of beneficial resultse: . Don't joke about the food on the table. Don't whistle and beckon to the sausage. Never call the hash mystery, and, above all things, never ask your Bst when the butter had its haiP acut last. Don't eat your soup with your folk, this is an unpardonable breach of good manners. Re member that your knife is the pro per utensil: Always eat all you wish while at the table, for it is very unman nerly to All your pookets with pie or pudding. Remember the 12th commandment-est all you want, tbut pocket Done. When you have finished eating don't stave your chair back against the wall, and put your feet upon the table. PlMce them carefully in the lap of the gentleman or la-I day sitting neat to you. If you see anything you don't want don't ask for it. Never put the napkin rings or spoons into your pockets, as this is not an act of refinement, and may leave your conduct open to criticism. Some persons use their bread to dry tfhr plates with; this is unpardonable. The pocket-hand kerchief is the proper article in this emergeney. After tbe io wpe is general; ly brought on, In assisting your nearest friend you should not use the vulgar phrase, 'Well, Cully, will you have a ball ?,, This is ungentlemanly' in the extreme. Use the elegant expreaston, "Sir, will you have a bulldozer ?' CIOLD IN TIts HAED.--This can be cored at once if taken care of at the very beginning. Dissolve a tablespoonful of borax in a pint of hot water, let it stand until it becomes tepid ; snuff some up the nostrils two or three times during the day, or use the dry powdered borax like snuff, as often as re quired. At night have a hand kerchief satprated with spirits of camphor, place 'it r the nons trils, so as to inhale the perltinie while sleeping. Mercedes, now Queen of Spain, is described as a very pretty wo man of the pore Spanish type, with black erue and hair, ine features, and a ftt gore. She receives from the Duke de Moot pennier. her father, as dowry of $5,000,000, a great quantity of diamonds, and as maglfalep t tron sean. Her esister te ,O.mtetss de: Paris, sent a wedding gift of a beautiful n-it of jewels. The young king gave h'is bride JeVels, and his portrait set is br liants ; land the Pope sent a wedding riegwhich he has bhed, and a iOse in diamonds. The rtteetic e dra 1 ,sa frotn hiladelpBia. to Maiterl, r 1iI, was ,reeld at sle on the Slet of January, by #00ing aS 12 k. Tbhe vie s was old and unseaworthy. Ther' were 260 pameilpw. on)oat d "bout 160' of uwr9iL4il dzrqw i. captain hakeS* t".t arnd imo Cerano Puns WD4 obid eusnoer are amo.' the uavM AN OLD-TIME HANGING. From the Philadelphia Ledger, of a late date.-Samuel Hulett whose death at an advanced age was reported a few days ago, was one of the passengers in the mail coach between Philadelphia and Reading in 1880, when the horses were stopped and the passengers plundered by Wilson, Porter and Potete, whose arrest and trial and execution of Poter were causes of much peblie feeing at the time. Thp mail coach was on its way to Reading, and had reached Tuner's lane, a mile or two above the built up portion of the city, when the lead horses were suddenly brought to a stand and a pistol put to the head of the driver and one or more of the passengers to intimi date them and prevent resistance. Their money and jewels were surrendered upon demand. and no violence was used. It was suppos' ed that the bank messenger, William Miller, who held for many years the situation ofbailiff in the Uu;ted States District Court, would be io the coach, but he had been unable to reach the White Swan hotel in titme to take passage that morning. Porter and Wilson were captured in Phdadelphia bat Potete was arrested in Balti more, and upon being brought on here consented to take the witness stand against his confederates. Samuel Hulett was a material witness, and Porter and Wil son were convicted and sent enced to be h,nged. The robbery of the mail was then a eapital ofen, when the lives of passen gers or of any one of them was put in jeopardy, as was done. Wilson was saved through the intercession of influential friends, but Porter expiated his crime. upon the gallows, having on the day of the execution rode upon his coffin from the Arch street prison to the hanging ground not far from the Eastern penitentiary. Potete, who had committed a crime in Baltimore, was taken back there and served out a term of imprisonment. Wilson become an exemplary aitizen, and was living when last heard from a few years ago A physician of Rochester says' that the girls of that town are very pretty, and they grow in grace and lovelines until they are eighteen or twenty, when they get pale, sickly looking and faded, "going all to pieoes" at twenty-six. Among the causes of their deteri. oration he enumerates the lack of exercise in the open air, the wear ing of veils that interfere with breathing, tight lacing, roand dan ce, and too much study. This condemnation of the waltz comes from an unexpected quarter, as that dance has hitherto been de nounced by people who were anx ious about the souls rather t the bodies of the waltzers. The following 'bon mot' turns up again and is worth reprinting : Mrs. Cady Stanton is said to have remarked to some one who asked her if abe thought that irls pos. seeined, is a general thing, the physicarl strength mommarylfor course of study: "1 woold like to see you take thirteen hundred youag men and laie them p, and bang from t t to tw y pounds' weight of eteth. on their waists, per them up an three ie heels,1 cover their beads with ripple, aiignofu, rats and mica, and stick ten thouesad hairpins into their calp-if they can stand all this they an steand a little Latin sad Greek. Louisiana hb .dose I7le any other Ste taot eou14 and attraet inmigratio*, yetib- needs it more. Many a family, who are eking their lives out in absolute poverty in the barren gyth, would grow rich here, if they could get here, and were encour aged after they arrived. There are thousands of rich acres,in St. Mary untouched to-day--because the labor here is not sufcient to work them.--Fraklin Elter We can say the same in regard to the parish of Vermilloi. There are thousands upon thousands of acres lying idle for the want of hands to work them...-[ld. Negroes from the back at htry of Sonth Casrolia continue to throng into ('harlestou with a view of taMug psasa ~ to ibla, though so far no ship destined for that far-off shore has made its appearance in the, harbor.l The faith of these s'.iw Americans of African descent in the ultimate succem of their pilgrimage is as-. tonishing. 'We'll git dar, ihnah,' was the reply of a gray.head old negro, when told thee was no vessel to take him, and that several hundred colored people bent upon a'similar jear.ny, 'ere already almost starifag in Charles ton. One of the young me from Millford sat down theb other day and wrote on the beck of two pros tal cards. Then hbe turned them over and directed them, but by mischance plaed- the sddrea on the wrong cards The result was the shirt manufaetory is New York got a polite invitation to go out carriage riding somewhere on the Millford pike, while the young man's girl was made fran. tio by receiving the following :- t"Plb. send ame a spjple of the staff your shirts are made of" A Vermont widow of aixty, eith ten children, has married a boy of sixteen. Before the Cre mony her eldest esn, a man aged thirty-five, knocked down the pros pective bridegroom. However, the happy youth won't have any mother-in-law. Senator We4 of )UISpigi., b proposed an srpade;g to the constitution of that Stiat. m* king a disbelief in a fu.'re state of punishment a caure of lke .. bility to ofoee. A&d now awry man is Mimimippi 'eeliea I khel. ,A while ago, Nayrs Nevade eachuage, a party o f lyiches down south postpoxed the lrag ing five minutes to allow the vic. thm time to inish smdtiug edpgar. This proves that the use ortba prolongs life. Cunu r0 SisahPLa EIst-Ma an onion or two previes to6 4iring at night. Als a speasifo for all dima ef f de kil.ys -sad b .adder if inddgd is frely for some i teim, wo.me d mo Per pru di~w -fast ed 'w $$ the wsv b esd her ped maslt kmnspk iie. the oapumd. Saom .d it was ver *o*-oher -wbi ed that' hr baser hd peeped weer the be*L hmt sad xild oet- 'Ua lo, t &idpBt, it Mier Alle athlae?"