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overpressing, prompt settlement would
be very convenient.
Not many vegetables in town.
Job work neatly executed at this
office--cheap for cash.
His Honor Judge Debaillon re
mained in town the early part of
Robert P. O'Bryan, Esq., has
been appointed a notary public for
From all appearances we are in
danger of experiencing a drouth in
Perry's Bridge has a new doctor
as the most recent addition to its po
Mooney, a New Orleans hoodlum
police judge of the Tom Ford stripe
was drunk and on the war path last
Indian Bayou, made a postoffice
some two years ago, has become of
sufficient importance now to deserve
a tri-weekly mail service, which it
receives from Rayne.
Our efficient, affable clerk of court,
Lastie Broussard, left last Saturday
for Ntw Orleans and Baton Rouge
on business connected with hioffice
and the purchase of necessary books
and stationery for the parish officers.
Our young friend Arthur M. Es
cudier has we are pleased to see
recently assumed full control of that
sterling paper the New Iberia
Farmer. May his star never grow
St. Martin parish boasts of an old
colored woman named Pelagic whose
age is 127 years and who has a
daughter living aged 98 years.
Now, possibly some one may assert
that the Attakapas is not a healthy
The Magnolia (Miss.,) Gazette
gives Abbeville a reputation as a
health resort by remarking that a
lady of that place who has been
here on a visit returned home de
lighted with Vermilion and looking
at least ten years younger.
Gen. Rufino Barrios, the dictator
president of Guatemalan republic
was killed a few days ago in a battle
with the San Salvaderians whom he
was endeavoring to force to enter
the United States of Central
During the past week the carpen
ters have been busy improving and
beautifyiug the Convent. The long
rear galleries have been closed in
with Venetian blinds, and a hand
some fence replaces the rather pre
mitive affair which has heretofore
done duty as such.
CITY VS. COUNTRY HONESTY.
- [o]-fo]- '-f
That usually well-informed and at
levelheaded joornal the City Item, m,
in an elaborate editorial-"The lo
Banks and The Planters"-while at
tempting to explain why the planter
must pay the commission merchant a
bonus of ten per cent. for furnishing te
him money which the banks loan re
him on the planter's paper for six or et
eight per cent., does such gross in- ol
justice, offers so base an insult, to a
the country people as a class that we ui
must not suffer it to pass by un T
The Item gives as a reason for iI
this decidedly jug handled condition a
of affairs, "thlat it is not the habit in b
the country to live up to the stern h
and inflexible roles of c-omhiercial p
honor which prevail in the city. sg
Here it is considered that a protest
is as disgraceful as an indictment
for larceny, while in the country G
they are as indifferent to it as a ji
Washington politician is to a Louis- v
iana affadavit of election frauds." h
It strikes us that there is fir .more I
sarcasm than sense in this statement. c
No one will deny that the planter's I
paper goes to protest, as for example a
when the immaculate commission i
merchant fails with the entire pro- i
ceeds of the crop In his hands. How l
often, too, is the draft of the planter t
on the commission merchant allowed t
to go to protest by the latter after
solemly agreeing to furnish him with E
funds and taking a mortgage on his I
plantation as security ? How about I
this 'inflexible honor" in cases, fre I
quently occurring, where the mer.
chant after securing the mortgage
notes of the planter, and converting
f them into cash-bunts, with slim as
sets, and leaves the planter to pay
the notes for which he has received
no relative consideration ? Are ye
r not under the circumstances tempted
to compare the striking resemblance
to a less favored class of individuals
whose "inflexible honor" has long
since passed into a proverb ?
We are told that the country peo.
r ple "have so persistently contended
º for the repudiation of solemn public
obligations as to raise a reasonable
presumption that they have but
n loose ideas of personal integrity."
e What pharisaical cant I By "solemn
it public obligations" we suppose are
meant that vast number of fraudu
lently obtained bonds which the ras
e cally legislatures of this State issued
f to scoundrels and swindlers without
,e even the pretext of benefit or justice.
it The people of New Orleans are to
day groaning beneath the burden
of heavy taxation required to pay
-, these selfsame "solemn obligations."
iv The "personal integrity" of the coun
Se tryman can never be called in ques
Ce tion by his pretentious city cousin
cs while the present slip shod commer
-•. cial customs prevail.
The information that "the collec
tion of a debt in the parishes by le
gal process is attended with so many
difficulties that a resort to this reme
dy is equivalent to an abandonment
of the claim," is so utterly at vari
ance with the truth as to become
ludicrous. Why it should be ne
cessary for "the city creditor to
employ a city lawyer to sue for him
in a country court" we are unin
structed,but presume it is-following
out the plan of argument adopted
-because of his vast superiority,
as implied in this more than mild
insinuation of the country attorney's
inferiority and insignificance. If
the "local lawyers are sure to trump
up some excuse for postponement,"
why not let the city creditor employ
one of these detested "local" affairs ?
It would certainly be a more sensi
ble proceeding than hiring city or
Philadelphia counsel. We do not
intend to detract from the standing
and worth of the New Orleans bar
in the slightest, but we would most
respectfully represent to the Item in
particular and the people of the city
in general, that it is by no means the
common receptable of all the intelli
gence and legal acumen existing in
the State, or the Universe for that
matter, as the Item apparently be
lieves. The country has furnished
more brains and less bosh to the
judiciary and the bar of the State
than her self-constituted censors
have even dreamed of.
We tuast that upon a re-hearing
if this vexed question the Iteri will
it least temper its decision with
nore equity and sounder law and 4
ogic than it -employed in this in
Now that the modest little wooden
temple of Justice has been. untimely
removed we believe that it the gen
eral desire of the intelligent people
of the parish to have It replaced by
a suitable, commodious brick struct.
ure fitted with fire proof vaults4
The parish can not afford to waste
money in erecting any makeshifts.
It was only a question of time when
a new court house would have to be
built, and now that the necessity
has suddenly arisen, it should be
prombptly met, and that is by a levy
sufficient to build a fine one.
Mrs. LiildenbrCnd, editress of the
Gretna Courier tells of how a certain
j~alous wife of that town was caught
very nicely in the trap which she
laid ifr her susifected spouse. Be
lieving her husband smitten with the
charms of the buxom servant girl,
I~aty, the wife kept a close watch,
and one evening she heard him come
in and pass into the kithehen. Katy
was out that evening so the *ife
hastily entered the dark kitchen and
was immediately seiied and embrac
ed in an ardent manner. Swelling
with rage and jealously she proceed
ed to administer a stinging rebuke
and striking a match to add to the
man's humiliation she stood face to
face with-Katy's beau. Tableau,
and a- wife whose opinion of her
husband is better than formerly.
War is evidently about tb rear,
his "'horrid front" very soon on the ,
Eastern Continent. France and
China are hammering away at each
other, without doing very much
damage ; England and Italy are en- t
deavoring to capture the El Mahdi,
and we suspect, a large slice of Sou
dan also ; but the most seAous indi
cation of trouble, we think, is the s
Russian advance upon the Afghanis
tan territory, over which FArglaud
has long been keeping a jealous
watch. Both of these powerful na
tions desire to seize and posses this'
country and have been gradually
drawing their lines closer and closer,
and nosw a collision appears immi
nent. While we would much de
plore a general European war, it
would prove beneficial to the United
Becauses a lady declined the seat
offered her in a street car by three
gentlemen who rose as she entered
the Iberville South by some bilious
process of reasoning "judged het to
be a strong minded womdu, per
chance a lecturer on woman's rights,
and possibly a spitfire withal."
Now we consider a woman who
" willingly stands up as gifted wilth a
good constitution a fair amount of
pluck, a level head, and naturally
enough, a sweet dispositioti especial
ly since the editor admits she was
rather handsome and well-propor
tioned although slightly petite."
> The lady who declines a seat is more
deterving of praise than one who
. bulges Into a crowded car expecting
some tired man to yield up his place
without even as much as "thanks"
s Queer isn't it that some persons
f always are willing to accept every
pi thing that is offered them provided
it costs nothing. Major Burke's
S modesty in this respect recently re
? ceived quite a telling shocfk from the
i- New Orleans States and Item. Miss
r Frances E. Willard in her speech on
t Temperance. Day said the grand
g thought of the Exposition originated
r in Burke's brain, when in truth he
it opposed it until theshape of money
n and success appeared. We, with
y our dofemporaries have "no objection
e to Miss Willard, or any one else,
i. eulogizing, Major Burke for the ser
n vice be has performed. but when the
it satellites of great men pronounce
e- their panegyrics they should fully
d acquaint themselves with the facts,
e and when newspapers publish those
e panegyrics tLey should have memo
aries long enough to keep in view, at
least, their recent utterances."
Gen. Komarof, commandiog the
Bresian forces in Afghanistiu has v
defeated the Afghan forces and tak- v
en possession of Penjdeh. At this i
violation of the prcbious agreement, a
the English are mithi incensed and a
have demanded an explanation and C
the recall of Gen. Komaroff.
STOP THIEF ! h
A thief was seen yesterday grrsp
ing the throat of a bald-headed old
gentleman. The thief's name was
den's Pectoral Balm promptly,arres
ted him. The old gentleman, Mr. I
Consumption, now carries the po
liceman in his pocket, and is happy.
For sale by N. O. Your q, Druggist.
_ . -
Abbeville needs- imperative i
the necessity-a fire engine dnd the
sooner the citizens prepare to pro
vide onb the greater twill be their
safety froni a rbpetitioh of the dis
aster of Monday night. When the
business portion of the town has
been laid in ashes an engine will be
demanded by every one, even the
victims of the conflagration.
Monday, April 6th the regular
annual election of Mayor and Coun
cilmen was held at the Courthouse.
Which resulted in the selection of
Joseph J. Abadie, Mayor, Messrs.
O. Bourqne, S. Wise, N. C. Young
R. H. Mills, aldermen. Only one
ticket was in the field, and all ex
cept Mr. Mills are the present in
Neither mental nor physical labor
r can be accomplished satisfactorily
uinless the systehl is in order. When
you feel tired, languid, wearied
r without exertiot, the mind slow to
act, and requiiing great mental
1 effort, you cai rest assured that
your Liver is not acting properly,
hland that nature requires assistnnce
°]to help throw off impurities. There
,lis no remedy that will accomplish
" this so mildly and yet effectunlly as
i- PRICKLY Asit BITTERS A, trial will
e satisfy you of its merits.
The application of Judge Fun- rc
telieu et als for a writ of n andamus o1
compelling the change of renule in
the Iberia contested election cases
to be taken to Lafayette instead of
St. Mary pari:-h as ordered ,by Judge 4
Debaillo", was rcfu-ed by the Su
preme Court on Monday.
Peterkin prolific cotton is causing P
quite a stir among planters in North c
Louisiana. It is said to be rust and e
drouth proof, and yields from 600 iI
to 1000 pounds lint per acre. s
What is Home without a Mother? b
And yet how many of us have f
unhealthy mothers, wives, sisters and
daughters. If they would only use
Creole Female Tonic all the ills to 1
which womankind are hbirs would y
vanish like mist beneath a noonday 4
sun. This inestimable remedy is an,
infallible cure for weakness, nerv
ousness, rbonthly irregularities, pain
fal menstruation and all female comrn
plaints. For sale by N. C. Young,
Druggist, Abbeville, La.
At the French Hall to-night the
Ladies Aid Society will give one of
their usually interesting entertain
ments consisting of the noted drama 1
"Ten Nights in Barroom," musit,
songs and a supper. It is reported
that the play will be presented in
The London Lancet says that orl
account of lack of exercise fashion
able ladies settle se'eral inches in
height after middle age.
An idea of the horrible condition
of the streets of New Orleans may
be obtained from the following des
cription, which the States declares to
be correct :
"Here is an inventory of what I
saw on one hack street in the ambi
tious Crescent City : Two dead cats,
one dead hen, two live, tholghtful
looking roosters, a regular boquet
of goats, a loose mule, three hogs.
a squad of geese and ducks, a stray
dog of two, sonde old pieces of rusty
stove pipe, a heap of oygtce" cans,
barrel hoops and a cast-off broom,
some worn-out matting, vests, hats,
shoes, etc.,- broken beer bottles, egg
shells, great piles of ashes, and old
pieces of discarded furniture. I
might adid also : green scum, purple
scum, yellow acm, liquid death,
gaseous poison, and fugitive pestil
ence of every spees."
A LIVING cuRIOSrITY.--In ompany T
with prominent 9itizens I paid a
visit to '6ne of the greatest cut ios
ities in The shape of a man that is '
now living-old Grandpa billehut, t
as he is called. Living is 'a recess a
or hole about 14 feet wide, 22 feet "
in length and 51 feet in height, cut .
into HUoggin's Bluff, three and one
half miles west of Friendship and
one and one-half miles cast Of Sou h '
Forked Deer River, lnd sirriuuded
by a dense forest, he seemed as well
contented as it is possib'e to he. Inh
front of this little place there is a
rndely contirocted shelter coe'credI
with cypress slabs and boards withl
moss givinig it in ancient appearahee.
He claims to have been here since
the year 1793. and had just comnple
ted his little domicile when the fr-st
snow iell on the 13th of I)eceuber
or that "r, 1onag beforie oivi isation
hald claimed this codnb trl. He cl.liins
to Ie from Virginia, iand i~as a
warmn supporter of John Adahis for
President, and expect'di to have
recognition in the formaton of
Adam's Cabinet, but was disappoin
ted and became a wanderer, found
his present abode and reslvel to
shut himself in forever. lie Ihas
sixteen traps of atrions diz's lor
catching gitme from the letil, down
to the smaklist wink or rit. lI,.
seenit to iave loist all rect:koing of
time. except by wiutieti, and for every
winter lie has a mark upon his wall
of dirt. There are eighty sevr
marks. Ife renembers ;'Well the his
tory of the United States prior to
r that date. Hie claims to have been
born in tdie year !752, hith would
mnake him i52 years of age. The
I hair has grown out long all over
! his bo!y, and only a little steel
I tray spot around his eyes and fore
t hena is bare. Lie wears a suit
, of clothes made fromi the hides of
C atirrAllsh~ captured when the Indians
e roalied wild in these forests.
TiE REeULT..--TllheEast Feliciana d
Patriot-Democr'!t sauv The follow
ing is an extract frdin the iijarket
report as taken fr,'n the Ti, res Dl)'m- I
ocrat, of date the 30th of March r
"State Warrants, ordinary, 1884, -
State wnarrants, ordit:tsy. 1885.
46i.e. ' d."
The above ue.dsd 1e no co:n1ent. It ti
speaks for itse!f. A l.oni-lana
promise to pny is not worth fifty F
cents on the dollar. Where it will
end is perf:ct'y 1plain. It is done
in the na.me, of Democracy. By a a
set of Iolitical ring-masters and i
tr;ck-tens, who, while the State was
beinrg bronugt to its present disgriace
ful state of financial rui. iassed an
amendment through the Legislature t
giving our bond masters $120,000 a
year for fifteen years. and wle it
was vtled down by the people, this
same set of worthies, by rome hocne
preus, counted the amendment in.
If there is any two things ouir present
State Government does understand
it is levees and finance.
GIVEN AWAY FOR ONE YEAR
We want 200,000 subscrmbers be~fore May
1st, 1555, to our large Illustrated pablica
tion, THE FIRESIDE MDIAGAZINE. I1 order
to get the above number of subscribers
we must give away subscriptions the first
year, and the second year we will lilake up
the lose as mout of them will Suhscribe
a again, paying our regular price. Send 25
cents, stamps or silver, to pay postage and
you will have the above Magasine to re.d
every week for one whole year. If you
accept the above offer, we expect you will
be kind enough to distribute among yoer
friends, a few snimll books con ainiug our
advertisvments and 167 of the best house
n hold receipts, for which we will make you
a precsnt of a handsome, silver plaed,
five-bottle caster, ora plnsh covered photo
graph album. State how many books yon
can give away forns, and we will send the
books and Caster (or Album)prepaid. Or
der for your friends uaso, andyoun will
s never regret it, Address,.
FIRESIDE MAGAZINE, ltime, N. Y.
Mr. S. 1. Ellis, one of the tmost
prominent teachers of the country,
has retoved to Ahbeville, Li. Suc
1. cess attend jyou M-r. Ellis. We
,t regreV to spare you.,--.-Alagnoliaa
y lir. D. M Heard, who taught
' school here several yeats agcr, has
$ been admitted to the Confederate
g. Soldiers' Home. N'ew Orleans. Mr.
d Heard was a member of Boone's
e Louisiana battery in the late untlecas"
antness. We are glad that he has
1. secured a comfortiile horme for the
balance of his life.
A town .r ci
tion! to the. aR
that the huaoan -,
arteries and ~ei
nourish it. Wi=i
of arterial saay
l thIltat great cl
utaries be eat
their course, ajtd.
withii sand diea.
and irlink lines are'
of inland toans, a
branet.s 4e th "
Svecits itat disc
required to k Eip'
a giant in swaidli
appetite in an
food :?npply. p Tyi.
nisli the eraving i
it i iecessary (
reach. We ougIe
a reilitoad to Ab~
feed'ri. Lvery ii
c rutrihutes additii
mill. A meeting
at once and a
to cotfer with te':&
ities and if theyfti
then iis the elect
Council comesna !
shouIIIld te taken i
tai tli'e feeligiiof
taking av-ote On.
i!evying a tai, ,t7
raism a faond to
tWe advise aill
possibly lst ta ta
tion. T'he Beat
is now, after a
about the Ei
r plete. The ra
and accomniodi }
.at any tide,
is needed to i
dance from Itis
"- luxuries. T -ie
t fragrauite " t :
t Sh e o r ig in a l _.
made in favor of
Rlq, Notary P
Parish of Veil
lana, on the l.it.
and signed by
riiibler .as pri@il
Lacour, jr V, T.
S. None aS wi
having the samse;!
April 18th 1_
uI j ao", g DAY.
to make the lowad
w ole he ]a
ble rate Ka
The POLIO :.
e ,nmailed, se
oddrela in, the
ihre mnouths off
Add pese ail.