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Official Journal of Vermilion Parish.
VOL. BBEVILLE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY NOVEMBER ,1897. . 2. YOL. XLI. ABBEVILLE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1897. ----i------ I-~.~~- - _0. THE MERIDIONAL. ADVERTISING RATES: SPACE. lmo. 2 mos 3 mos 6 mos 13mo Oneinch.. 300$000 $ 900 $1200 Twoinches 550 800 1000 1600 2200 Threeius.. 750 1000 14 00 2200 8000 Fourin.... 1000 1500 1800 3000 40001 Five ins... 1200 18 0 2500 8500 5000 Halfcolmn 25 00 4000 5000 68500 8000 One cd'imn 4000. 6000 75 001100 00 150 00 Local notices, per line............... $0 10 One insertion, per inch or less........ 1 00 Each subsequent insertion........... 75 Death and marriage notices, not exceed ing five lines, are published free. Obitu aries are charged at one-half rate of read Ing notices. All kinds of Job Printing neatly and cheaply execunted at this office. Strang ers must send money with their orders to avoid delay. Cards of a personal character will be charged double rates. Southern Pacific CoMKRNCION MARCH 5, 1896, -WEST BOUND- No. 20 arrives at New Iberia 2:51 P. M " 18 " '" " ' 10:20'"p" -EAST BOUND No. 17 arrives at N3w Iberia 1:54 P. M. " 19 " " " 5:59 A. M. I. I V., Itoute. Arrives. ABBEVILLE EXPRESS. Leaves. 10:35 - - - 3:00 LOCAL DEPARTURE. Leaves 8:45 a. mi. Arrives 4:15 p. m. CARDS. W. B. WHITE. Attorney at Law -AND NOTAURV P|UBI, C. ABBEVILLE - - - LA. 7J. A. WEIT Attorney at Law, Abbeville, Louisiana. OFFICE-IN COURT HOUSE W. P EDWARDS, J. N. GREENE, EDWARDS AND GREENE A 72 ORNEY, 4A T LA W HouRS 9 A. x. To 12--1 To 4 r. x OFpT--96 STATE S~RIFT ABBEVILLE. - - - LOUISIANA 1. T. GOROY, JR., (DIstltct Attorney.) ATTORNEY AT LAW, Office at A bteville, Louisiana. S1--94. LAsTic BROUSSARD,. J. R. KITOHKILL BR3OUSSARD & KITCHELL ' ATTORNEYS AT LAW. OFFICE--N.RARP CURTB HOOSE. ABBEVILL., - - - - LOUISIANA. 7-29 -94. W. W. EDWARDS, ".abbville, Lu. Will attend to all bnainoas in theline ot jhis profession in Vermilion or the adjoin a parishes. 1-1-94. C. DEBAILLON, Attoriey at Law, Lafayette, La. Will practice UIa profession in the District Courts of Lafayette and Ver= arlion parishes. ROMAINE RANCEZ, U. 8. DEPUTY 8I.RVEYOR. Parties .esiring lands surveyed eill he promptly accommodated upon *ppitig to Simonet Leblanc or J. M. Beanxis. at Abbeville. or by wii tina me at Careocro, Louisiana. Aug. 21-'97. Collier's Weekly. "Collier's Weekly," for the week ending October 28th, contains, as usual, a wealth of literary comment and artistic anuserie. An editorial on the late Chas. A. Dana is par ticularly noteworthy as the tribute of one of his best*known associates of the "Sun." The illustrations are executed for the most part on wood, and are of rare artistic excellence. Altogether, "Collier's Weekly" is a type of what a high-class illns tfatrd Weekly should be: elegant and elevating, a force that makes for culture and civilization. We commend it heartily to our readers. Mint to be Closed. General A S. Badger, was in Washington recently and called upon Director of the Mint Preston. From him dMr. Badger learned that it was the intention of the govern ment to diPenntinue the mint at New Orleans after the first of January next. General Badger inquired the rea son for pursuing this conrse, and was told in substance that as a husi ness proposition it was not advisahble to operate the New Orleans mint. Ho said that with recent improve ments in the Philadelphia mint, that mint and the mints in the West could do all. the coinage required, and it was therefore nseles to send bullion to New Orleans for that purpose. as i; entailed unnecesairv expense. Director Preston added, however, that an assay ~ice might be located here. Director Preston even expressed doubt that the present appointees of the New Orleans mint would be re tained until the end of their term.- N. O. Item. --r/a Board ot Health. ABBEVILLE, I&., Nov. 1,1897 The Board of Health met at the office of Dr's Yount & Edwards at 4:30 p. m. in special session, with Mayor Greene, and Meissr . Wise. Maz-rolle, Monton and Dr's Young and Edwards present. The 1Mayor stated that under res olntirnn adopted by theBo:ird, that all persons are reqnired be!fore o9r deting sacks to notify the Bord. and that he was inaortmed that Mr. Mlarks of Crowley had a large con signient of rice backs at the depot and he had calld the Board togeth er-to take some action in the mat ter. On motinn of Mr. Wise duly sec onned by Dr. Young, Resolved,Tha' the, agu.t, Mr. 'Bnssich, be notified that all sacks at the depot consigned to Mr. Marks of Crowley, La., be ref sed admission by the Board for the reason that no permit having~ been first had and obtained by Mr. Matrks. Resolved -further, that the agent he also notified that outsid; of 5it000 sacks for kli Wise & Co., and 6Ott0 i for A. J. Godard, be tot received I and returned and further, that per- l mitS for shipment of sacks must be i made to the Board in open sessiona and the agent, Mr. Biesich, be noti- o lied of the granting ofsnch permits. On mtotion the Board adjourned. J. N. GrENB , o .ro. W. Boxw as, Mayor. e Secy. ti Gossip and Gossip-Mongers. k When God created the vipers that is sting, and the creeping, slimy ser it pents that writhe and twist ere they iI bite, He had then ereated nothing so vile, so villainous, so loathsome e as the goesip monger. Now, don't s curl your lip and throw this paper aside and console yourself with "this' r don't mean me," for,my good reader f it means exactly you. No matter whether you be male or female, it I means you just the same. Weo want you to read a lessot on gossip mon t gers, and yon must hear it. Listen: "Webster defines a gossip.monger as 'one who runs from house to house tattling and telling groundless news' but Webster does not cover one inch of the ground in this definition. If he could have gone into homes ( that have been broken, looked into, the hearts that bled, visited all the penitentiaries, interrogated all who have died on the scaffold, yea, could a have gone down into the haunts that t make up the cess-pools of human il rottenness and investigated the t misery, distress, debauchery, plun- a der, suicides and ruin that have been h brought about by foul mouthed gos" 8 sip ongners, it occurs to us that his definition would have been 'one who ii sends more souls to hell than all h other evils combined.' 84 "Every town has its go3sipers, ev. J tl ery neighberbood on the face of the a earth is infested with them. They gather some insinuating remark, a probably :about some honest man or woman, an;d go with it from house A to house, painting it with their im- . agination larger and larger till pi -'c:ndal is fastened, possibly on ano}i innocent person. tln "With 'many, gossip becomes a habit or disease, and not till the welcome clods roll upon their coffin will they cease to cause misery, wreck and ruin. In the course of our existence we have witnessed the funeral ot a gssiper. While in life she was always visiting.. Not a day passed that she did not hear some slanderous report and hlaster, to tell everybody she could before night fall. Often in her rounds she would meet little children and glean from them if possible, the secrets of their home, and repeat their stories por. frayed in s!aniderons words, and when God in hi.,- goodness 'called h.cr to account for the deeds done in the body' everybody who knew het: deep down in their hearts were glad she was dead. Satan doubtless has in his region murderers, thieves, robbers, ingrates blasphemers,druukards and all kinds of writhing souls of this sin-cur3ed world. but we imagine his satanic nmajesty keeps the souls of gossip mongers where the coats of fire are the thiekest and hobtest, and in this uncomfortably warm place writhes in just punishment he foul-mouthed -treert lafter always has some in drcent remark to make about every lady that passes, or some insinuat iug impression to convey about some poor unfortunate man, who struggle how he would, could not make a liv" ing for his family, because of the bat, placed upon him by the street loafer or gossip.monger. Here will al` te found the contemptible street f walking misses from 16 to 20 years of age, who, while here on earth, g ,ilthed in the habiliments of respece ability, went from store to shop i-- --u ----ua_ ,---- · ,-- -mnnnl Southern Pacific, "SUNSET >ROUTE." DAILY NEW OLEANS ANO GAIYESTON TR.ABIN SERVICE1 with Buffet Sle eer; SAN, ANTONIO AND GALVESTON ONLY STANDARD CUACE LINE RUNNING THROUGH SLEEPERS TO CITY OF MEXICO. Night and Morning Connections New Orleans with Lines to NEW YORK: PHILADELPHIA ST. LOUIS. ATLANTA WASHINGTON, CINCINNATI MEMPHIS & CHICAGO S. F. B. MORSE, -- J. PARKS, Gen'l PBass & Ticket Agent, Ase'tG. P. & T, A Houston, Tex. . ii/-.-- , . . . . . .i . . lll • n in m m i. I _________ casting reflections upon this young man or insinuating upon this young e lady to satisfy personal grievance. The old hag who rolled the slimy scandal and foul gossip over her tongue as a sweet morsel while here is doubtless on top of the whole .pile blistering, screaming and writhing as the devil griIningly heaps red hot embers of punishaent upon her; sin stained soul. "Such a picture is not overdrawn if we could look into the homes of honorable, respectable people and see the misery and woe caused by the handiwork of these devils in hu man form. "Avoid the gossipers as you would a viper. Drive them from your presence and talk not after them. As soon as they oven their months you know them, though you never yaw them before. Tell them their presence is unwelcome and that your home is your satnctuary. Keep them from crosein" your threshold, for they "bireth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder." Now, then, look away down in the recesses of your own heart and see if you haven't bee, just a little bit guilty of some of this gossiping. If you have, stop it n ow. Turn to holding on trains, robbing churches, or stealing sheep, but for heaven's: sake tet your ueighhor's dharucter and business severely alone.-Eye, Needles, Cal. W. H. PALMER, WATERLOO, IOWA. 6I '*aved From the Horrors of Nervous Pros tration" by Dr. Miles' Nervine, OOUGH does not always indicate consumption. Mr. W. H. Palmer, of Waterloo, Iowa, writes: "I was taken with a nervous stricture of the bronchial tubes, which developed into nerveus pros- ij tration, I was so weak I could not sit up. I got no sleep for days except when under the & influence of opiates. For four months I suf fered agonies and prayed that I might die and be at rest. One physician said I had consumption, for I had a cough that gave nes 5 FVOt no rest. But a good 1 old physcldan whose medicine had failed, advised me to use Dr. Miles' REetorative a Nervine and I thank God that It has bright eued my days, lengthened my 11f and saved } mfrdmm thehorrersof nervous prostration." Dr. Miles' Benmedies ar sold by all drug gists under a positiveguarantl rast bottle benefits or moner aundt . :eak on Heart fl sad Nerves sent free to ts. DL. MILEs M&DICAL CO "ikhast, Pld.. g Registration Notice. g Noticeis hereby given that the e. office of registrar of voters for Ver. Y milion parish will be opened in ac :' cordance with See. 31 Act 89 of e 1896 for the purpose of registering le all pereons who are not registered g and who are entitled to register on der See. 5 Act 89 of 1896 for the f election to be held on the 11th day of January, A. D. 1898. Said offices will be opened at the time and places as follows: At the courthouse on Monday, Y November 8, 1897. let ward on Monday, November 15, at P. U. Leblano's. 2d ward on Tuesday, November r 16, at Wm. Connerly's store. 4th ward on Thursday, Novem. ther 18, at J. T. Broussard's store. r 5th ward on Friday,November 19 r at Jo,,. Abshire & Son's store. S6th ward poll I on Monday, No vember 22. at Remy Hebert a store. 6th ward poll 2 on Wednesday November 24, at Celestin Dilhou's store. 6th ward poll 3 on Friday. No vember 26, at J. 0 Eaton's. At Gueydan, on Monday, No venmber29, at E. H. Geydan's of fice 6th ward poll 4 on Wednesday, December I. at Ernest Broussard's. 7th ward poll 1 on Friday, De cember 3, at John Nagier's store. 7th ward poll 2 on Saturday, De ceniher 4, at Aurellien Thealls. 7th ward poll 3 on Monday, De cember 13, at Win. Choate's, Chen iere an Tigre. And will reopen at the courthouse on Monday. December 20, 1897 and finally close on'Saturday, January 8 1898. SIMoN·er LEBLANc, Assessor & Ex officio Registrar, T* Care Coastlpation Fowerr.. Take Cascarets Candy Cathartic. 10W or 5c. If C. C. C. fail to cure, druggists refund money. The Southern Pacific Railroad Company has dectded to extent their branch road to Arnaudville immediately, and a surveying party is at work between Breaux Bridge and Arntedville. The-railroad will probably be built to the latter place the coming ormmer.--Messenger. MT.' CARMEL CONVENT, ABBEVILLE, LA. The regular course of instruc tion comprises all the branches of a thorough English and French education.. Terms moderate.. Apply to MfoTaER SuP*RIro.