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E. I. ADDISONV . Proprietor.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1587.
Cen. F. T. Nicholls,
Crops in this palish are sadly in
need of rain.
The Pointe Coupee Banner, which
usually-makes regular visits to our
sanctum, failed to put in an appear
.*nce this week.
Why is it that-there is a vacancy
from Vermilion parish in the State
Executive Committee? Will some
*one please explain.
The Terrebonne Advocate is the
-name of a new paper recently started
'at Hounma,La., by the Terrebonne
Publishing Company. The subscrip
'tion price is one dollar a year. Sme
-cern to the enterprips.
Mr. Charles Escudier has disposed
-of the Louisiana Farmer, published
at New Iberia, la., to the Farmer
Publishing Company, and has re
tired from the active -management.
'Tho new editor's neame is not given.
May the Farmer reap e risb harvest
,from the grain it 7ny sew.
We learn that grading will be
-aommenced on the Josnerette, Abbe
vile and Western .Railroad on the
13th- inst., and that the road-will be
<ompleted to thie place by October
15th. This road will open lop e
!wicb .o)ntry and traverse one of
the most fertile sad selmbriose por
tions of the Slate. We await pa
tieatly further developments.
The April number of the Cosmw
roJstex is at hannd,-nd,-as usual, is
brim fullof interwtiong reading mat
ter, also beautifully iRlsmtrated. It
i onew pebblahed in the city f'New
York. Price-of subscriptioa $9.50
e year. I$ has jest entered ,a oe
-volume. New sbscribers ccmmene
'ing their sabscripties now can haw
this volume coeplete. -Send on year
.mame at once.
.The first issue of the Teche Pi",
'ytbliahel at manerette, made its
-appearance last Saturday. It is4a
fe page save. colems paper, well1
sad neatly printed, and ably edited
by Mr. I. C. Diok. 'In politics it it
Democratic, but will not coustenauem
or extenoate political crroption,uso
- matter what party same ay sever
it. It is to be hoped the Pild will
always be Round at its pest steering
-clear of shoats and breakers.
The unteiling of the equestriae
statue of the greet Confederate lead.
* er and hero of the battle of -Shiloh,
*General Albert Sidney'Jshnston, took
place at New Orleans on the 6th
inst., in the presense of about ifteen
thousand people. Geseral B. L.
Gilbsn, United States Senator from
this State, was the orator oM the day.
A speech was also made by Hon.
.Jeffereon Doris. The rewmains wf
Geseral 'Johnsteoewill' e conveyed
to Austia, 'i'ezas, a toheir'Anal test
The' following appropriate remarks
from the Lake Charles Commercial
4hould be carefully read by some and
learn to appreciate their meaning,
also how communities are regarded
by outsiders: " Every sation, every
city, every town, every community is
just what the people.make it. A
live, progressive people will build
up a prosperous town or city there
the natural conditions are even un
favorable, while a careless, indolent
population will accomplish little,
bowerer great the natural advan.
lnges of their localities may be. An
intelligent traveler can form a cor
rest opinion of the citizens of a town
by passing through it,"
Throughout the whole Christian
world Easter Sunday is reekoned
and celebrated as the feast of feasts.
The Church in cheerful accents in
vites all her children to a concert of
praise and jubilation. " This is the
day which the Lord hath made, let
us be glad and rejoice therein.
Why this joy and exultation? Be
cause, during the past week she has
mourned over the sufferings and
death of her Savior, and to-day she
contemplates him rising triumphant
from the sepelchre. Why must all
the Christians be, on that day, united
in a pious rejoicing? Because, *zpon
the great miracle of the resurrection
of our ford, all the edifice of our
faith rests; for, would have Jesus
not risen from the dead-as He-had
so often foretold it-He would have
been looked upon, and that by his
very disciples, as an imposter; and
St. Paul .himself tello us that, "it
Christ be not risen again; thee is
oar preaching vain, and our faith is
also vain." We must remember, too,
that it was in that day that the New
Testament was substituted to the
Old -one; and, is order to establish
the better lime of demarkation be
t~een the two laws, the day of the
resurrection .f our Lord was substi
tuted to 'the Sabbath day, as the
holiday of the week, end was accord
ingly called Dominica-viz.: the day
of the Ford. Sanday, being the first
day of the week, must remind us,
too, that it is the- rst day of ei'ea.
tien, ta day in which light was
cheated, end that is newtim~esithas
been the day is which the light of
Christianity and civiliuatioa was
inaugurated for the world.
Me3 WtS COa'.
A suntemporary sentions the fact
that a local newspaper in often acc
cused of being biased in regard to
giving personal notes or mention
iqg she seoeing end going of some
cad emittieg others,,bnt'the accusa
tioe is entirely Taahe. Tim fault is
with the people gnd tot with the
paper. We are always ready and
even eausios 4t publiek everything
of interest to the publie, beta soun
try newspaper cannot aford to hwe.
a neroe of local reporters. If yea
have sistors, let as know who the
are end where they emie from. If
anything happeen is year vinity,
doet s knew about it; if there is a
party at yeur plece, furnish ýs with
the iteme; if-you get worried, let as
know; if you die, soeo end tell us;
if you koe anything, let as know
aboet it. You sill End as ready to
notice oue as well as another, patron
for otherwise, friaeds r fees. Our
obtject is to give the news.
Ii'Te megrees were recently teng
at Yorkville eousty, S. C., for the
murder of a bog named 3oha C.
Goode. It is stated that about nfty
of the worst negro. in the eounty,
under the leadership of ea old mu
latto. Gile Good, who had been i"
plicated in several murders, were
sworn to stand by each other, to re
gist arrest in eery instance, and to
'kill eveer white man who caught or
ikarged them with stealing. They
are organised for the purpose of
stealing, and to take whatever they
wanted, and if deteeted to kill the
person who detected them. All that
was stolen was to be taken to the
boa man, who would distribute it
among the members of .the club, and
every member *as eopected to con
tribute to the general store.
Judge J. G. Parkerson sad Hlon.
Chas. D. Cafrey, of Lafayette, were
in Albeville last Wednesday. The
Judge stated to a friend of his that
he bad employed a surveyor and
would soon commence laying off the
new town of Hutchinson. He says
the distance from Hutchinson to
Abbeville, on a direct line, is only
A Washington special to the
Times-Democrat says : Major Hener
has submitted to the Secretary of
War the following report on an ex
amination of the mouth of Bayou
Plaquemine with a view to its con
nection with the Mississippi river by
"Within the past few months the
Mississippi river banks have been
caving to an unusual extent imme
diately in front of the town of Pla
quemine, and considerable of this
caving has occurred at the immedi
ate site or head of the Bayou Pla
quemine. Either the bank will
have to be held by revetment or
other protecting works, or the locks
will have to be established well in
the land, and in the latter case an
nual or more frequent dredging will
be required to free the approaches
to the locks from sedimentary de
"Should the Plaquemine route be
opened to navigation the greatest
benefit would result to all theplauters
on the Teche. The present water
route from the Teche to New Or
leans is, approximately, 425 miles
in length. If the Plaquemine route
were opened this route would be
shortened about 180 miles, or give
for the products. of the Teche a wa
ter route to market 245 miles long,
instead of 425 miles. as at present,
and thereby iesson the cost of trans
portation of this the richest sugar
country in Louisiana. The estima
ted annual value of the output of
the Techi country is $3,355,000.
This is for sugar and molasses alone;
other products would probably
bring the aggregate output to $4,
000,00. Not more than 20 per
bent of this freight has of late years
been carried to New Orleans by the
all-water route. One reason for
this is that not sore than one boat
could make a living carrying freight
f 425 miles is competition with a
railroad, whose haul was ouly 225
miles. By shortening the water
haul, as above iadicated, the boats
can carry for less money; tih rail
read will tkerefore have to reduce
its freight rate, sad thus directly
beneit every planter is that section
- of the country.
"For lve or sin weeks the mouth
of Old river has been practically
closed to navigation on accouet of
the extreme law stage of the water.
Had the Plagaemiea reato thbn
been openrd such beats as run up the
Rod, Black, Onachita, Atchnfalnye
and Bayoh Ten'as, Bartholomew.
and others, an aggregateIen hl of
over 20100 miles of navigable streems
would have bees uninterrupted, and
would have saved to the country anti
people interested a loos whirk may
be roughly estimated at not lees
$300,1OO. I ac of tke epinion that
the improvent will eat $l,'438, t
240, and that thi navigatios route
is worthy of improvement."
A special from Waco, Texas, of
the lst, to the Tines- Dmnreud sae:
"Under the laws of this State the
intermarriage of persons of white
and negre blood is i kelent. The
frst case of miscegenatioe oceerring
here is now attracting satiee. The
parties are Dr. Peter, a white man,
and Annie Thompson, alleged to be
a mialatrees, but who daiws elm is
an Indian. Bode parties was in
dicted by the grand jury and ar
rested to-day. Cemnsel for the wo
man say the trial will bring out
some senational developments."
Viles and Whitney are reported
the talkers at Cabiaet meetings.
Lamar is generally very quite, bat
wakes up occasionally and scores a
a good point. Bayard talks a good
deal at long intervals. Faisehild,
who occupies Manning's sent at the
table, is essentially judicial is his
The New Orleans States very
truthfully, remarks: "Booms that
are launched on £ctitieus values can
not last long and always bring ruin."
They are more injurious to a coun
tey than an epidemic of yellow-tower
or half dosen crevases.
TIh picnic season is at band and
our young folks anxiously awaiting
the opportunity to engage in pieca
torial sport. Which will give a start
to these pleasure-seeks, the 4erman
Club or the French Association ?
The Times Democrat has appeared
in a new dress. It presents a very
We have received several letters
lately inquiring about the .dmerican,
a newspaper purporting to be pub
lished in the town of Lake Charles,
La. There is no such paper pnh.
Iished or circulated here.-Lake
GENERAL SUPPLY STORE,
I keep constantly on hand a general
supply of Family Groceries, Dry Goods,
Clothing, Hardware, Tinware, Cutlery,
a fresh supply of fine Smoking and Chew
ing Tobacco, Cigars, Saddles and Bridles,
and Harness of all kinds, L4 ter Paper,
Pencils, Pens and Ink. J.ust received; and
for sale low, a lot of fashionable
BEADY MADE CLOTHING.
One bull half Braniah and Devon.
One Southdown buck, improved by
One Berkshire hoar improved with Jer
One choice Pure Bred Plymouth-Rock
Price furnished on application to
April 9, 1887.-tf.
ITATE OF LOUISIAN4A,Parish of Ver
milion-25th District Court No. 40.
Succession of G(wtave Brasseix.
Application of Jiles Thibodeaux. admin
istrator of said euccession to be
Whereas Jules Thibodeaux. administra
tor of the succession of Gustave Brasseux,
dec'd. has made application for his
final discharge as such admiinistrator,
and for the release of himself, and sure
ties on his administrator's bond. Now, all
persons having opposition to make to the
discharge pt said administrator, and the
release of Wmself and sttreties are hereby
notified to tile such oppoetion in writing in
my office within ten days from this date.
Given under my official signature and
peal of court, this 9th day of April, IMT.
LASTIE TiROTSnARP, Clerk.
STATE OF LOUISIANA.
TWENTY-FIFTH JUDICIAL DI TRICT COUT .
Parish of Vermilion,
Succession of Marcellitte Bouquet.
Application of Joseph A. Broussard. al
ministrator to be discharged.
Whereas Joeeph A. Broussard, adminis
trator of the aforoeid successon, has
made application for his final discharge as
such administrator. and for the release of
himself, and sureties on his administm
tor's bond. Now, all persons having op
position to make to the discharge of seid
administrator, and the release of himself
and sureties, are hereby notifiol to file
su'h opposition in wriling in my ofties
within ten days from this date.
Uiven under my otlicial signature and
seal of court. this 9th day of April, 1e7,
Utes* of Court.
4'Bryan & White, Attym
To Howard Koff auir, President of the
Police . ury of Vermiliun Parish, of
the State of Louisiana, and Voorhies
Trahan, of the state of Texas.
T'ake notice that the undersigned
have applied to the Ron. District Court
in and for the parish of Vermilion o rs
establish, rerew their title to lots num
ber seventeen and sixteen of IBste's
portion of the town of Abbeville, Louis
iana, and lot auwrbor sixty-one of =e
gret's portion of said town, their title
being from a sale made by the sheriff
of Vermilion Parish, in the matters of
the suit of the Parish of Vermilion vs.
VQorhies Traha, Tax Colleeter et als.
No. 1424 of the District Court of said
parish. The proces verbal and regis
try thereof having been destroyed at
the burning of the court-house of said
parish mn the seventh of April, 1685,
TLou are further notified that Monday,
June 6, 1887, has been assigned for the
hearing of said natter, at which time
you are notitled to be present and file
your answer if you so desire.
WILLIAM DADU, -
t. C. SMEDID.
per Seedes & Whito, attys.
To Elodie Ltblane, as widow of Au
gusta C. Leblanc, awl as natural tutrix
of Emma Noesmie, Zelmee and Uesie
&rouasard, minor children of Auguste
C. Broeussard, Nicholas Broussard,
Elias Broussard, ° Emetille Broussard,
wife of Odra Seg ira, and Alice Brous
sard, wife of Leopold Gary, all reda
dents of Vermilion parish, and heirs of
Aaguste C. Browasard; Uranie M. Du
gas, as widow of Aurelien Duhon and
a natural tutrix of Olivier and Olypipe
Duhoi, minor children of said Aurelien
Dahon, Charles Duhon, Jean Duhon,
Ulyme Dukoe, Airelien Duhon, jr., and
Aurellia Duhon, jr., wife of Desire Ri
chard, all residents of Acadia Parish.
You will take notice that the under.
signed has made application to the
Hon. the Judge of the 25th District
Court, in and for the parish of Yermil
iou to reinstate and revive his title to
the following described lands to wit.
The northwest quarter of section (11)
eleven, in township 12, south of range
4 east, S. W. L. D. of Louisiana. His
titles being an act of sale from said Au
relien Duhon to said Auguste C. Brous
sard to your petitioner. The original
of said acts of sale with the record
thereof having been destroyed by fire
at the burning of the court-house of
said parish on the 7th of April, 1885.
You are further notified that Monday,
June 6, 1887,, has been fixed for the
hearing of said matter, at which time
you will present your answer and make
l your application if any you have.
per Smedes & White, attys.
April 9. 1887.
White & [erot
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Sashes, Doors, Blinds,
Cisterns, Turned Posts, and
ters, Ornamental Pickets, f
Lime, Bricks, Paints, Oile.
tine, Wall Paper, and
Shades, Glass and a cogq
sortment of Builders Hardwa
Here for Gotta Percha Paint`
pany. The Best Ready it
Paint ii the Market.
Give me a call and be e o
that you will get the best'b.
Texas Avenue, only Block Me
March 12, 1887.-1 v,
JOSEPH M. FRASER.Pry
( IEEP CONSTANTI.JY ON
1 Jiormes, Buggies and Amb
hire. I also keep one of the beet feed
bles in the country, and na
means will be spared togive that
and care to stock left in my charg.
is necessary they should have.
attention will be iveti to the
bores, mules, or anything else p.
to the livery business, entrusted
Horses boarded by the week or
reasonable rates. Call an exams
stock, inspect my stable and
charge,. Feeling contident to gy*
satisfaction be thos. who way
me. I solicit a libsral iasse of ti..
To Syrena Lyons. .Tames Shaw
Phaw and her hue a 'l1omae
Emma Shaw end husband Cyrus
Felix Shaw, Otho Shiw Hugh
vid T. 'haw, Elizabeth Lyop
husband Wade Shaw, Josepl
ud her husband Hugh Ochiltres,
sirs of John Shaw, all of the
exae, and Saisna Shaw apd
Newton I. Campbell, Davii
Graville M, Shaw of the parish of
ion, anmd the heirs of Stokley
saunes and residences are anx
Take notice that the ad
Monday the Oth day of June
the Hon, judge of the 25th j
eourt, sitting at chambers, pt A
La., will proceed to renew,
and reinstate the chain of
which he holds the follovjn
property. to wit :
1st. lots Nos. two, three, togs
(f sec. I6. T. 14, meuth rang. font
the southwestern laud Elst}lpt
taining one huadred a
9d The undivided threefourthe
it a certain tract of land ul
place called "Little Prairie" and
as the Merriman tract; bounded
above and below bylands of MCC!
front by the bayou Vermilion, ad
rear by public lands, containing
dred acres more or less, and impreY
a Two sales from James Stokes *
the undersigned. both passed on eo
the 8th day of February 3M6befote
Kibbe, notary public of Vermilion
embracing bothof said tracts of
h A sale of the last mentioned
Stokley Vipson and others and
Shaw, wife Of Robert Vinson. deed,
wife of Newton R. Campbell, -.
c A sale from theeuccesioi of
Merriman to Stokely Vinson
Salena H. Shaw and others, maea.
month of Decemier, #859, coserang
last mentioned tract.
All of which acts of sale were
by fire at the burning of the
of said parish on the 7th of
And you are notified to be _a
time and place assigned for Mehai38*
his case, and file your answer if J
ner O'Brian & rt
To Marceline C. Cavaflhb, wid4W
C. H. Remick, of the State of MaNS
chusetts. Take notice that the EjdE
signed has applied to the R~on, "
Court, in and for the,Parish of.V
lion, to reestabtish and renew
frora you, said Marceline C, Cay
tQ YVa1ein. Broussard and.
Breussard to the southwe& qpt
seetion four, in township el0eY D,
of range three east, co e
hundred and sixty acres, mare
the title being an act of ale
private ajgature from you, duly
up aind recorded in the IeCO
of this parish, the original aii4
of which deed having been destmW
by fire at the burning of the
house, on the seventh of Aprif,
You are further notified that
June 6, 1887, has been assigned &
hearing of said matter, at whib,
you are notified to be present t
I answer, if you see fit.
VALs5i BRotTssAII) .
per medes & White, act )