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OFFICIAL ,JOURNAL OP THE PARIUS OF VERMILION ANJ TOWN OF ABBEVYLLE.
VOL. x.% ABBEVILLE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, ,FEBRUARY 23, 18S*. NO, 3~. F6lice JUDy. State of Louisiana, Parish of Vermilion. The Police Jury of said State and parish met this day, the 4th of February, A. D., 1878, purs ant to adjournment. Present: Hon, Nathan Perry, President, and Messrs. Broessard, Lelen, Hoffpauir'anf Wise. rhe minutes of the last meeting -were read and adopted. Mr. Wise on behalf of the Fi nance reported verbally, that they were unable to effect a settlement with the tax Lollector and treas ,rer 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 Meridional, being present, pro. posed to the Jury to Fdo '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 said jury, the jury list of the District Court, and such other matters as may be ordered to be printed or publishbe during 'one year from the let of 'January, 1878, for the price iand sum of one hundred and twenty live dollars--payable quarterly. It was thereupon Mia. 1. Resolved, That the pro position of E. I. Addison' publish. er of the Meridional, as above sta ted, be and the same is hereby ac cepted by this body. An Ordinance Relative to 1,enes. Sc. 1. Be it ordained by the Police Jury in and for the Parish of Vermilion, &c. That hereafter all fences enclos ing land for purposes of Cultiva tion shall be matde at least four .tet high, with not less than four pieutx to the panel. The lowest p5ix to start at a distance of not miore than one root from the lavel tof the groundi and there shall be a ditch twelve inches deep, twelve inches wide, and e'ghteen inches from the outside of the fence; the spaec between the bottom pieux and the level ground to be filled with dirt. Sac. 2. Be it further ordained, &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 court 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 trney pro tem. SEc. 3. Be it further ordained, &c. That no one whose fence does not come up to the standard above established shall be entitled to 4amage' on account of stock or other animals breaking into their enclosures. And all snch 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, shall pay a fine of twenty dollars, to be collected by the District Attorney pro tem., as above, and shall be liable to the owners of the animals so shot, hurt or imjured, for any damages by them Sustained thereby. SEC. 4. Be it further ordained, &c., That all fines collected under and by virtue of this ordinance shall, after the fees of the District Attorney pro tem. are deducted be paid one half to the parish treasurer for. road purposes and One half to the parish board of School directors for the suDoort Of the public schools of this parish. SEc. 5. Be it further ordained, C., That all ordinances or part of ordinances passed heretofore and in eonflfct with the provis ions of this ordinance, be and the same are hereby repealed, Walter A. White, esq., was du ly elected as patish and district attorney p temrn. to serve one, year from theist of January, 1878, to the S1st of December, 1878, and his salary was and is hereby fixed at three hundred and Vtren ty-five dollars per annum, payable quarterly. Aur. 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. AnR. 3. Be it further resolved, that in 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 f 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 i. case of his failure to do so then the provisions of the above Art. 3. shall be ltto applicable to himn. AkTr. 5. IResolved, hTat the fi nance committee be and they are hereby required to make an esti mate or budgets of the probable expenses for the year 1878, and make their report to this body at its next meeting. ART. 6. Resolved, That war rant No. 1796, dated April 4, 1877, in favor of Nicholas Boe dreaux, and drawn on the crimi nal prosecution funds of 1877, be exchanged for one of the same amount to be drawl on the con tingent fund of 1877; when there shall be sufficient money in the treasury to the credit of such fund; the said warrant to be drawn in favor of Solomon Wise as trans feree. Mr. fMartin Bagly was appoint ed road overseer for the 1st road district, vice E. W. Iauf, excused. The following claims were al lowed and ordered to be paid out of their respective funds : Colleetor atid assessor's fund fot' 1878 Vilmont Breanx, $92 25 Priuter's and statione's fund for 1877 : * E. I. Addison, $25 00 Isaac Wise, 8 65 Solomon Wise, 52 00 Out of same funds of 1878 : Isaac Wise, $6 10 Out of the contingent fund of 1877 : Joseps S. Nunez, $47 00 Leo Perret, 13 00 On motion of Mr. Wlse the jury adjourned sine die. (Signed) N. PERRY, President Police Jury. AMBRoIsE LAOOUR, 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 circulation is national, and has been obtained through the efforts of its publishers to produce a paper of 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 Ieaders 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 & 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 particular to other papers of the same char acter which sell for $8 a year. Three copies of this valuable paper will be sent to any one who ~ends 10 cents and their address to the Ledger, Chicago, Ill. The following is a consolidated report of entire collections by me made of all Parish Taxes up to the 1st day of January, 1878, which I publish for the benefit of all whom it may con cern: Total amount collected on Roll of 1872, $636 90 Less my commission, 63 66 Total amount less my commission, $573 24 Total amount collected in Parish warrants, $495 36 Total amount collected in currency, less oom't, 77 88 Collected on School trud, $19 47 s Collected on Jail fund, 19 47 Collected on Special fund, 38 94 I Total amount collected on Roll of 1873 $1005 66 Less my commission, 100 55 Total amount less n~y commission $005 11 Total collected in Parish warrants, $617 09 Total amount collected in currency, less Oom'n, 288 02 Total amount distributed in special funds, to wit: 33 89 Collected on Bridge fund, $118 60 Collected on Judgment fund, 135 53 Total amount collected on Roll of 1874, $854 02 Less my commission, 85 89 Total amount less my commission. $768 63 Total amount collected in Parish Warrants, $897.54 Totarfamount Collected in currency, less com'n, 371 09 Total am't of currency distributed in special funds 23 96 Collected on Bridge ithd, $167 60 Collected on Judgment fund, 179 67 Total A~1obnt collected on Roll of 1875, $2,236 8s Less my commission, 228 66 Total amount less my do~mintssion, $2013 15 Collected in Parish warrants, $ 958 45 Collected in currency, less commission, 1054 70 Currency distributed in Special funds, 59 44 Amount collected on Special fund, 178 26 Amount collected on Bridge fund, 416 94 Amount collected on Judgment fund; 401 06 total amount collected on Roll of 1816, $4749 23 Less my commission, 474 90 Total amount less tmy commission, $4214 83 Amount collected in Parish warrahts, $1385 20 Amount collected in currency, less commission, 2889 13 Currency distributed in Special funds, to Wit: 679 79 Collected on Treasurer and Constable funds, &c., 509 84 Collected on Printer's fund, 169 97 Collected on Dis't At'v & Dis't Att'y pro tem. fundl 339 88 Collected on Sheriff's fund, 169 97 Collected on Magistrate and Constable fund, 254 92 Collected On Contingent and Physician funds, 84 97 Collected on Tax ColleCtor's fund, 679 80 O Atmount Licences collected for '76 & '77, 282 50 Less my commission, 28 25 Total amount less commission, , 254 25 Recapitulation. Warrants. Currency. Total Warrants on Roll for 1872, $495 36 " Currency, " " " $77 88 " Warrants, " " 1873, $617 09 " Qurrency, " " " $288 02 " Warrants " " 1874, $307 54 " Currency, " " " $371 09 " Warrants " " 1875, $958 45 " Currency, " " " $1054 70 " Warrants; " " 1876, $1385 20 " Currency, " " " $2889 13 " Licences for 1876 and 1877, $254 25 Total Warrants paid over, . $3,853 64 Total Currency paid over . $4,935 07 N. B. In the report rendered by me to Parish Treasurer for col lections from Nov. 1st to Dec. Ist, 1877, I carried thereon through error, as collected on Roll of 1873, the sum of $269 51, when the actual amount should have been $240 96. Hence I have overpaid the Parish the sum of $25 69.-This I discovered in compiling this report. Having heard so much talk that settlement had not been made by me, is the reason of my publishing this report, that the public may see for themselves. Respectfully submitted, JOS. S. NUNEZ, Tax Collector, Parish of Vermilion. They call a certain weetern Judge "Old Necessfty,"' because he knows no law. THE. MERIDIONAL, Widow E. GUEGNON, Proprietor. PUBLISBED EVERY SATURDAY, BY E. I. ADDISON. $2 50 .... PER YEAR....$2 50 WElzIMS, The l1ERDIro AL, is published 'weekly in English and Prench, at two dollars and fifty cents per annum payable,In advance. Advertisements will be inserted at $1.00 per square of ten lines, or less, for each insertion. Advertisements published in English and French will be charged for both lan guages. No advertisement will be inserted for less thth two dollare and fifty cents. Payment of all ad'vertisements is con sidered due immediately after their first publication. Advertisements not marked with the number of insertions required, will be published until otherwise ordered, and charged for aocordingly. TEN dollars in advance is required for announcing candidates for office; and election tickets or other job-work must be paid for on delivery. Tho onviction of Anderson. There have been few criminal trials in modern times of so great significance as that which has just been con~hrded at New Orleans. Gen. Amnerson was indicted for forging returns at the last Presi dential election. He has been convicted. The fgures for' the Democtatic candidates Were di minished, and those for the Repub lican candidates correspondingly augmented. This fact has nro been judicially determined by a court and jury. The testimony in the case was overwhelmingly strong for the prosecution; and yet from the eir cumtance that there were two colored men on the jury some per sons apprehended a mistrial. But after In absence from the court room of only forty tninites the jury returned, having agreed in that short space of time, Ond on being polled they all stood by their verdict. They inited in a recommendation of the prisoner to mercy, which shows how free they were from prejudice or ill feeling against him. The conviction of this misera ble man is not in itself a matter of national moment, nor is it of great importance to any one but himself and his unhappy family and friends. But when we con sider that he was one of the con spirators who defeated the choice of the people at the last election, his crime looms up into vast pro portions. It is not this compara tively obscure individual in Lou isiana alone who has fallen by this verdict. Rutherford B. Hayes has fallen with him. To what ever steps he descends he drags Rutherford B. Hayes down in his company. When he puts on the parti-colored prison suit, it will require but a slight effort of the imagination of a just man tosee Rutherford B. Hayes enveloped in a similar garb. How long shall Mr. Hayes be permitted to hold the highest of fice under our Government by a title which cannot stand in a court of justice one hour after being committed for decision by an hon est jury ? Anderson has gone; Hayes must follow ! A man saw a physician once and hid behind a stone wall. "-Why did you hide ?" asked a friend. "For the simple reason that it's so long since I was sick I'm ashamed to meet a doctor face to face. i- For the benefit of that misguided business class who dis figure their shop fronts with ineli gible placards and rely on their "long established and well-known reputations" to attract custom, we repeat this little story that is now making the rounds of the press: "The late A. T. Stewart once came to the conclusion that al though advertising was a good thing as a ladder, it was of no great benefit to him, as his name sold his goods. To test it, one department only of his establish meet was advertised. Its busi ness overtopped that of all others so immediately and so largely that Mr. S. concluded that to get the full power of his name it must appear in printer's ink. His ad v'ertising manager says, 'from that time he advertised more largely than ever in the leading papers.' " [From the Easton Free Press.] We don't want a Moore town ship girl for a lung-tester. At a singing school up there the other night a young man was bragging about the strength of his lungs, and invited a girl in the company to hit him in the breast. She said she was 4t-handed; had been washing that day, and was tired, and did'nt feel very active, but at his urgent request she let go at him. When hisriends went to pick him up he said he would die easier lying down. Re had lost all recollection of having any lungs but the young woman con soled by him admitting that she did'nt hit him as bard as she might have done, because she- rather liked him. An Englishman, Irishman, and Scotchman were found guilty of murder and were sentenced to be hung. The judge told them they could each choose the tree on which they would like to be hung. The Scotchman promptly chose an ash tree and the Euglishman an oak. "Well, Pat, what do you choose ?" "If it plaze rer honor, I would rather be hung on a gooseberry bush." "Oh," said the judge, "that's not large enough." "Begorrah," said Pat, "I'll rait till it grows." "Where are the friends of my youth ?" sang a wretched vocalist at a Boston concert. As he came off the stage into the green room the manager remarked to him: "It is very evident they are not here; I will give you the rest of the season in which to go and look them up." "I think your church will last a good many years yet," said a waggish deacon to his minister: "I see the sleepers at very sound." Two kegs of gunpowder were found concealed in the basement of an Arkansas courthouse recent ly, leading to suspicion of a desire to remove the county seat. Now, that Russia has whipped Turkey, Greece has put on her war paint, and wants to give the prostrate Turk a kick while It is down. Remember, oh ye planters, that the only way to protect. yourself is to be a big dog, put up a refinery, and make white sugar. "Was his life insured ?" "Yes," '"For whose benefit ,' "Why, for the benefit of the insurance com anny, to lhe sure.