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JUMENTS ET PETITS MULETS
26 Juments en savane depois trois
ans avec un bon ne, aussi oeaq
jeunes chevaux. A.M. Mouotr,
Sbell Beach, P.O.
Vermilion Parish, Loosisiae,. Sbbeville teridiual.
PIUBLISIHED EVERY SATURDAY.
C. J. EDWARDS,...........Business Manager.
E. I. ADDISON,.................... Publisher.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1892.
For Governor-MURPHY J. Fos
TER, of St. Mary.
For Lieutenant Governor-Hqp.
CuAS. PARLANGE of Point Coupee.
For Auditor-W. W. HEARD
For Treasurer-JoHN PIcKETr,
For Secretary of State-HoN.
THOS. S. ADAMS of East Feliciana.
For Superintendent of Public Ed
ucation-A. D.LAFARaGU of Rapides.
For Attorney General-Hon. M.
J. CUNNINGHAM, of Natchitoches.
For the Seaste.
of St. Mary,
S. P. Henry,
No compromise seems possible at
New Orleans had a $2,000,000 fire
last Wednesday night on Canal
Sam D. McEnery would rather
be Governor of Louisiana just now,
than President of the United States.
What a pity it is for some of the
lottery howlers that L. C. Lyons
resigned of his own will and accordl
How many country newspapers
are supporting McEnery for Puck
ette's $40.00 per month check ?
We were pleased to meet our
friend J. B. Lawton, Esq., of the
New Iberia Enterpise, who was over
here with the Railroad officers. last
Gov. .Nicholls had only to say
"rats" to the self.styled Democratic
Committee, and it was worth a dozen
lottery tickets in the next drawing
to have seen that coalmittee scatter.
The City Item is awfnully afraid
of a Republican victory in this State:
When Fairfax was a carpet-bag tax
collector in New Orleans he kinder
liked the Republican party. But
things are changed.-Morgan City
Col. George Bourdier of Opelou
sas, attended the leap year ball here
last Saturday.-Acadia Sentinel.
WQnder if he was in existence
during our late unpleasantness, or
can we be better informed, where
did he get his title from.
A correspondent of the Jennings
Reporter states that some of the
farmers will sow about 100 lbs. of
super phosphate per acre when the
rice is sown, and thinks this will
pay, as from personal observation
last year the yield may be increased
It is against the law to sell pistols,
or guns to minors. Last week a
dealer in New Orleans was arrested
for selling a revolver to a boy. He
was tried, found guilty and sentenc
ed. We hope the law officers in the
country will be on their guard, and
The jackals of the lottery press
who are pretending that the Far
mers Alliance were sold out and
duped at the State House Conven
tion are flatly contradicted by Hon
est John Pickett, who in his letter
says that "after Adams declined the
nomination the Farmers Alliance
delegates went into caucus again,
and with that conservative second
thought which never abandons the
hearts of the farmers, and-with that
determination to down the lottery,
they nominated' the man from St.
Mary by acclamation.'.
Rail Road Racket.
On Tuesday E. B. Cushing who is
in charge of the engineering corps
surveying the proposed extension of
the Salt Mine branch to Abbeville,
reached town and made an inQpec
tion of sites on the bayou, at God
chaux's, just below town, at Dr.
White's in front of town and at W.
W. Edwards and W. A. White just
above town. On Thursday Mr.
Doevers one of the engineers ran a
line from the latter point on the
bayou and out to the Lafayette road.
In the evening General Manager
J. Kruttschnitt, Engineer Cashing,
President Erath of the Iberia and
Vermilion railroad, and a party of
gentlemen from New Iberia arrived
in town after a reconnoitre of the
route. Mr. Kruttschnitt made a
careful examination of the three sites
above mentioned and expressed a
decided preference for the one just
below town on the'Godchaux place.
As the site can not be obtained ex
cept by expropriation according to
law, it will take a little time and
some money before the question of
the depot site is definitely decided.
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Stand by Your Guns.
No, there can be no compromise;
the aoster flag is nailed to the mast.
head and his followers will stand
by their guns until victory .is won
and Murphy J. Foster takes his
seat as Governor of this proud old
commonwealth, a day when our
polical thraldom will cease and
when peace and joy will once again
reign in the hearts of all those who
are loyal'to the State and held its
honor priceless.--Baton *Rouge
The World's Fair.
The South may claim without
prejudicek, to have more than is its
share of the world's fair. The ac
knowledged beauty of the ladies of
the South is due in a great degree
to the use of Creole Female Tonic,
the ladies' friend and favorite, and
sure cure for all female ailments.
The Moathern Cultivator and
Now in its 50th year, is one of
the oldest and best agricultral pa
pers published in the South. Only
$1 a year published monthly by the
Oultivator Publishing Co., Drawer
M. Atlanta, Ga.
"Regular Democracy 1" Is it
necessary for a man to believe in
lotteries and support a lottery can
didate to be a democrat? The
good Lord forbid ! Is it necessary
to put the adjective, "regular" to a
man's democracy who accepts the
principles enunciated by the great
political philosopher, Thomas Jef
ferson, and which principles con
demn all monopolies, especially those
founded in fraud and which are
morally wrong ?-Pointe Coupee
The Best l Ever Used.
So says Dr. S. S. Herrick, former
secretary of the Louisiana- State
Board of Health, speaking of Mars
den's Pectoral Balm, which he rec
ommends as the best remedy for
coughs, cronp, cold, bronchitis and
Our special New York corres
pondent thus reports the condition
of the.rice market: The market in
Domestic sorts for past few days has
been scarcely so active, but with
shortened supply quotations continue
at full previous figures. Advices
from the South note steady demand
and quotations fully maintained.
Rough is now selling freely, and
with six mills in operation the sup
plies, of cleaned are ample for pres.
eat demand. Foreign sorts are in
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Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands,
Ohilblains, Corns, and all Skin Erup
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pay required. It is guaranteed to give
perfect satisfaction, or money refunded.
Price 25 cents per box for sa by N.
jC. Young and A. J. Godard
Police Jury Proceedings.
ABB5VILLE, LA., February 9, 1892:
The Police Jury met this day, at
their rooms in regular session. Present:
J. T. Broussard, President, and Messrs.
Leblanc, Bartels, Morgan, Conerly,
Eldredge and Hoffpauir.
The minutes of December 22, 1892
were approved after due reading.
The communication from Mr. A. G.
Maxwell was received, read, and ac
tion thereon postponed until the road
overseer from thls district could be
On motion, duly seconded, F. F.
Luquette was re-employed as ferry
keeper at Cade's for the year ending
December 31, 1892, and for the consid
eration of $180.00.
On motion duly seconded, the parish
licenses for 1892 be and the same are
hereby assessed and levied the same as
those levied by the State.
On motion, duly seconded and adopt
ed Messrs. Eldredge, Conerly and J. T.
Broussard were appointed a committee
to bontract for and supervise the con
struction of a bridge across Coulee
Kiunney, near Mr. Ulger Theall.
On motion, duly seconded, a suffi
cient amount is hereby appropriated to
purchase lumber to construct a bridge
across a coulee known as Emanuel
Foreman's coulee, on the road leading
from Abbeville to Rayne, and also, to
repair the bridge across bayou Queue
Tortue, known as Walton Foreman's
The following reports were received
and ordered spread on the minutes, to
ABBEVILLE, January 9, 1892.
To the 'Hon. President and Members of
the Police Jury of the parish of Vermil
We, the undersigned Finance Commit
te6 for your Honorable Body beg leave to
report that we have etamined the licenses
for 1891, and have made a full settlement
for the same.
To amt charged as per last report $ 794 74
By uncol licenses delivered to us
this day $ 615.03
By cash paid to the Parish
By commission 23.98 79474
THos. J. MORGAN.
ABBEVILLE, January 11, 1892.
To the Heon. President and Members of the
Police Jury of Vermilion Parish:
We the undersigned Finance Committee
of your Hon. Body beg leave to report
that we have examined the stub book of
A. L. Leblanc, tax-collector and find that
he has collected from December 1st to the
On rolls of 1890 $ 7.36
On rolls of '91 6706.24 671360
Credited by receipts from
Parish Treasurer dated
January 2, 1892.
Gen tax 3795.53 com 199.73 3995.26
C. House 1291.21 com 67.95 1:59.17
School 1291.21 comrn 67.96 159.17 6713 60
Tuos. J. MORGAN.
ABBEVILLE, February 8, 1892.
To the Hon. President and Members of the
Police Jury Parish of Vermilion.
We the undemaigned Finance Committee
beg leave to report that we have examined
the stub book of A. L. Leblanc, tax col
lector and find that he has collected from
January 1st to the 31, 1892. inclusive.
On rolls of 1888 5.94
1891 6322.656346 87
Credited by receipts from
Parish Treasurer dated Feb.
On rolls of 1888, 1889,
1890 $23.00 com .22 24.46
Gen'l tax 1891
3538.48 com 186.22 3724"69
School 1234.08 com 64 95 1298.96
C. House 1934.03 com 64.95 1298.966346 87
THos. J. MORGAN.
ABBEVILLE, LA. Feb. 8, 1891.
To the Hon President and members of the
Police Jury of Vermilion Parish:
Gents-The following is the financial
standing of the parish at this date.
Surplus fund has on hand $ 200 00
Rec'd on this fund since my last
report from W. A. White, on Jan.
11, 1892, for rent of office 2 00
Rec'd Feb. 6, 1892, from A. L. Le
blanc on rolls of 1888-'89-'90 23 02
The Court House fund has 2996 96
Rec'd on this fund since my last re
port, on Feb. 6,'92, from A. L. Le
blanc, on roll of '91 1234 03
The Crim. Pros. fund has 346 90
Rec'd on this fund since my last
report from A. L. Leblanc, on
Feb. 6, 1892 617 02
Mag. Cons. and Phys. fund has 367 17
Reced on this fund since my last
report on Feb. 6, 1892, from A. L.
Leblanc, A 462 76
Dist. Atty. and Sheriff fund has 1731 77
Rec'd on this fund since my last
report on Feb. 6, 1892, from A. L.
Leblanc, 771 27
Civil Expense fund has lO4 09
Rec'd Feb. 6, t92 from A. L. Leblenc 556 49
Road and Bridge fund has 554 46
Rec. Feb. 6. '92, from A. L. Leblanec 1112 98
The unpaid licenses returned to the
Finance Committee were burned in
The following cljims were allowed :
Landry & Frederick. license collected in
excess and due for 1891 $ 500
G E Lyons Const. N C Young assg 5715
Jailer N C Young " 44 20
J Gauche & Sons Chandelier for C H 18 85
L Feray bridge keeper. J Nugier asg 41 67
Pharr & Williams, lumber 10340
W D White, Coroner salary 125 00
A L Leblanc shft'salary 12500
A L Leblanc Janitor C H 166 66
A L Leblanc Cons Police Jury 7500
J A Petty making ladder for C H 500
L Sokoloski lumber and nails 940
James Root lumber for roadoverseer 29 88
J A Petty making ladder for C H 200
Solomon Wise sundries for parish 2300
G E Lyons, jailer 2890
" " const 6460
J Nugier material, labor for bridge 1879
Eli Wise Parish Treasurer 25000
A L Leblanc assg of W D Southwell
work on courthouse 400
Adam Stelly bridge keeper 37 50
F F Luquette E Smiley assg 52 50
G Labauve j p State vs Levine et als 22 35
J G Lemaire assa of J Lemaire work 8 00
Dr J T Abshire dy coroner viewing
body of E Monette 10 00
Lucien Viator, juror 2 0o
JO Broussard 2 00
F Hollier 200
E Romero " 2 10
Mrs. Laura Hooks, pauper 5 00
Mrs. H. P. Stakes. " 5 00
Dosite Meau, " 2 50
Louis Galtier, " 5 00
Francois Gaspard, 5 00
Nestor Guidry. 500
Oneziphore Bourque 500
On motion, duly seconded. the jury
then adjourned to the next regular
J. T. BROUSSARD, President
J. N. WILLIAMS, Clerk.
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Again we are blessed with beautiful
Spring weather and the farmers are
improving it to their advantage.
Jos. B. Mills is planting quite a field
of Irish potatoes. J. M. Ransom and
the White boys are getting their ground
ready to plant cane; they will farm
mostly in cane this year. Jeff Holmes
will farm his place in rice. Mr. Mills
will plant mostly cane. Thomas Hen
derson had 20 acres prepared, ready
Mr. and Mrs. James who have been
visiting at Mr. Henderson's the past
month returned to their home at Vicks
Miss Kate Richmond is getting on
finely with her school. She bids fair to
make an excellent school marm if she
adopts it as her vocation.
Miss Mamie Nugier attended and
took part in the leap year party at the
French Hall at Abbeville, aid reports
it as a very enjoyable affair.
Mr. Thomas L. Ransom, of Rice Cove,
was visiting at his brother, J. M. Ran
som's at the Bridge on last Saturday;
he has brought back a charming lady,
having married at Marshall Co., Kan
sas, while gone on his northern visit.
He was quite sick while in Kansas, the
severe cold weather was quite a shockl
to him after living in Louisiana so long.
We all join in wishing him happiness
with his charming wife, and that she
may be happy in her southern home.
Miss Ella May Maxfield and Miss Nel
lie Young prepared the house and
served a nice dinner to them on their
home coming, which was very much
appreciated as they were very tired af
ter so long a journey.
A True Picture !
The. New Orleans Issue draws
this vivid pen picture of the Mcl.ot
Pitiable indeed is the political,
moral and pecuniary standing of
this arch gambler's supporters.
Pretending to represent the peo
ple of this State they bow themselves
down to the gambler and say: "Here
we'are, your price is accepted our
soul is yours." And while in the
humble attitude of supplication the
gambler puts his hands in his pock.
ets and turning slowly around says
but one word.
And that word to go echoing
down the ages. Oh history, where
is thy stingl
The Republicans in convention in
New Orleans last Wednesday and
nominated the following ticket.
For Governor-John E. Breaux,
of Pointe Coupee.
For Lieutenant Governor-James
C. Weaks, of Ouachita. .
For Attorney General-Jas. M
Edwards, of Avoyelles.
For Auditor-Stephen R. Gay, of
For Treasurer-Colonel James
Lewis, of Orleans.
For Secretary of State -John E.
Staes, of Orleans.
*For Superintendent of Public
Education--Edw. J. Barnett, of
Certain unknown parties, a few
weeks ago destroyed the printing
material of the Sabine Sonthron, a
lottery newspaper published at
Many. Of course it was charged
that the Antis committed this out
rage. It is well to know however
these facts as stated by the Sabine
Banner: "Some months ago, it was
rumored in town that the' antis in
tended to burn the Southern office,
and every pronounced anti in Many
guarded the office with their gnnb,
and had any man have gone to thitt
office to have fired it, he would bae
been killed on the spot."
JULIUS L. BEER. ISAAC WISE.
BIll & I!.
Commission + Ierctotha
107 and 109 Poydras Street, New
Best atteption paid to the sale of
Rice, Country produce, eto., and
liberal advancements made on con.
signments. (orrespondence solicited
Febuary 6, 1892, ly.
janes POR LALK 3Y Mass.
170 Canal St., New Orleans, La.,
ADOPTED IN CONVENTION AT BATON
ROUGE, DECPFMBER 17, 1891.
The Democracy of the State of Louis
iana in convention assembled do hereby
declare their allegiance and support of
the time honored principles of the Demo
cratic party which form the foundation of
a free government and the safeguard of
the liberties of the people. They congratu
late the Democrats of this State and other
States on the result of recent congressional
and State elections as evincing the confi
dence of the people therein they grate
fully acknowledge the skillful election
labors of the minority of last Congress is
defeating the odious and undemocrati
They congratulate the people of Louis
iana op the wise, careful and economical
administration of her State affairs; under
the leadership of her present executive,
Francis T. Nicholls, and his colleagues in .
offlee, the finnancesof the State have been
restored to a sound basis and there is an
accumulation of $600,000 in the treasury.
The parish debts have been largely re
duced and, in many instanees, extminguish.
ed; the levees of the State have been re
built and enlarged and are stronger than
ever before. The State charitable in itht
tions have been greatly enlarged and iim
proved. The school eystem has been im
proved and extended;, .te~iresen*p cMir
tion of the Stateeeceed in prosperatym a
promise of future improiement any pge
vious era in her history since the war.
The Democratic party of thi State can
thus claim, that through its admiaiistrn
tion and by the observances of the party
principle, the State has been placed. uaO
the high road of general and indivi al
prosperity to a continuance of this lbene
Sicent policy; we pledge our nominees.
A single obstruction now stands in the
way of the progress of this State. An
amendment to the State constitution is
proposed whereby its revenues shall be
largely derived from the Louisiana Lot
tery. Such means of raising revenues areo
at variance with the civilization of the
century, in opposition to and subversiveeof
all Democratic principles. Demase sdliet
qights to all, ad specil prisinlga toesoewe
hereby reaffirm our uncompromisinA hes
tility to the entire principle of lottery
gambling as denounced on the State Dem
ocratic platform of 1888.
We denounce the proposed amendmen
to our State constitution to be submitte.'
to the vote of the people in April next msa'
concession to a monopoly, wholly undeop
cratic, and its adoptfon destructive of our
liberties. No Democratic platform sahold
be adopted which does not condemn and
denounce all lotteries until they Shall
have ceased to exist in Louisiana per
should any Democrat vote for any State,
legislative or judicial officer who is o
unalterably opposed to lotteris and
pledged to promote the passage of laws
which will secure their suppression. To
the maintenance of these rinciplee and
policy, this convention pledges its united
and individual support, ant .confidently
appeals to the Democrats of Louisiana to
move on in solid phalanx to assured vie
W. W. EDWARDS,
Will attend to all buslnessin the lm*of
his profession In Vermilion or the Mme'"
L. L. 1BOii.,
ATTOBNEY AT LAW.
Will practice in the United Sates
Courts and also the different District
Courts of the State.
Notice is hereby given that firm of Q.
Godchaux & Co., was dissolved by mutual
consent on January 1, i.. G. Godehaiuz
has assumed all liabilities of maid firm and
will collect all claims due the firm.