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Two IUollars a Year
Saturday, February 18 1899.
Town and Pariah.
Snow laid on the ground in shelter
ed places until Friday evening.
Remember that J. D. Ramsey is
agent for the New Iberia steam laun
The appropriation of $5000 for the
much needed lighthouse at Oyster
bayou, has been reported favorably
to the Senate.
Remember the celebrated Boston
Fadettes Woman's Orchestra play
here tonight. Come out and enjoy
the treat of the season.
Cattle are dying in large numbers
since the cold spell of the past two
weeks. In Cow Island we learn that
the loss has been very heavy.
Memorial services'at the Methodist
church tomorrow morning at 11
o'clock, after which the window
erected to the-memory of Dr. W. D.
White will be unveiled.
Dr. Ira Pierce (Dentist)
Office over O. Bourque's store.
The Rouss Racket store, says the
St. Martin Messenger, has closed its
doors, the goods packed and moved
to Abbeville, where the same com
pany has a large store.
The police jury failed to meet last
Wednesday for lack of a quorum.
Mr. Picard the member from the 4th
ward braved the regions of the weath
er and the dangers of the bogholes
all in vain.
The Tyler county Texas Times of
Feb. 4th says: "A good heavy rain
would prove very beneficial to gar
dens just now." He would like to
loan Tyler county several million gal
lons of good rain water at this time,
and never ask for its return.
J. D. Ramsey will send after your
laundry, and deliver same to any one
in city free.
Fergus Guidry was knocked in
the head by Euphemon LeBlanc
last Friday night. Leblanc was
defending himself with a chair
from the attack of Guidry with a
knife. Dr. Lee Wood sewed up
the scalp cut, which was about 6
inches long. The one armed man
got away with the knife by a single
A two or three weeks' course of Dr. M.
A. Simmons Liver Medicine will so regn
late the excretory functions that they
will operate without any aid whatever.
Democratic politicians, so says the
Morgan City Review, figure on state
affairs for next election as follows:
Governor, Senator S.' D. McEnery;
U. S. Senate, Gov. Foster; Judge,
N. C. Blanchard; Supreme Court, in
place of Judge Breaux, Senator Don
Caffery. It is said this combination
was made while Gov. Foster was in
Mother's trustedfrnend.Simmons Squaw
Vine Wine or Tablets, prepare the system
for confinement. shorten labor and make
Talk about cruelty to animals!
What's th term for shutting up peo
ple during freezing weather in the
cold storage plant called the parish
jail. Just think of this huge old
barn with no glass in the'viridows
and the frozen sleet and snow blow
ing over the poor devils in their
wretched beds. The sheriff had
plenty of fuel and run good fires dur
ing the blizzard, but it was just like
trying to heat up all out of doors.
The jail and the old bayou bridge
were two jobs of botohwork on which
the parish got badly left.
At the residence of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Laporte,on
Sunday, February 12, 1899, at 3 a.
m., Louis Laporte. Aged 2 years.
On Monday morning of this week
Feb. 13, Mr. H. P. Porter and
Miss Marion Richards were mar
ried at New Orleans. Mr. and
Mrs. Porter are expected to arrive
here this evening.
U. C. V. Meeting.
Notice is hereby given that a meet
ing of the officers and members of
Abbeville camp 607, U. C. V. will
be held at the courthouse in Abbe
ville at 2 o'clock p. m. on Wednes
day, March 1, 1899. A full attend
ance is requested. W. D. GOOCH,
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward
for any case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHESNEY & Co., Props., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F. .J.
Chenev for the last 15 years, andbelieve
him perfectly honorable in all business
transactions, and financially able to carry
out any obligation made by their firm.
West & Truax, Wholesale druggists. To
Walding, Kinnan & Marvin. Wholesale
druggists, Toledo. O,
Hail's Catarrh Cure is taken internally.
acting directly upon the blood and mucus
surfacesof the system. Price 75c. per
b ,ttle. Sold by all druggists. Testimon
Hall's family Pills are the best.
Proceedings of the Police Jury.
Abbeville, La., Feb. 15, 1899.
The Police Jury met this day
pursuant to adjournment.
Present J. T. Theriot and Geoe.
There being no quorum present
they adjourned to the next regular
J. N. WILLIAMS,
The February issue of this maga
zine is a splendid one and affords its
readers an interesting feast of good
things. Mexico, and the city of
Guanajuato, is treated of in an en
tertaining article. Buddhistic funer
al rites and ceremonies; The last
battle of the civil war; campaigning
in the Philippines; shipbuilding in
California; The lesson of the Phila
delphia Gas works,and several poems
and other articles make up the table
of contents of this cheap and excel
lent magazine. Only one dollar a
year. Overland Monthly Publishing
(o., San Francisco, Cal.
A Queer Find.
PERRY, LA., Feb. 13, 1899.
On the 9th of Feb., during the se
vere storm, I had some men to cut
an old oak tree on the north side of
my residence, the tree apparently wad
perfectly sound and without blemish,
but when the ax-man cut near the
centre of the tree, he struck a hollow,
and at the same time heard a ringing
of some kind of metal, and when the
tree was fallen, a strict examination
showed that there was a part of a
glass pitcher, a winq glass, a horse
shoe of the old style hammered, a
curry comb and a red brick about
four inches square. After the tree
had been sawed off about eight feet,
in stove wood lengths we found em
bedded an old style pistol barrel 12
inches long, a brass ramrod and an
eye-bolt which is used on large
l schooners in arranging their pulleys
the last mentioned articles were all
crossways through the heart of the
tree and no visible place for them to
I have been put e. The tree ap
'pears to be abo~e hundred years
old. W. D. GOOCH.
Dr. M. A. Simmons Liver Medicine by
iexpelling from the body the excess of
i bi]e and acids. improves the assimilative
processes, purifies the blood, tonsy up apd
Dr R P Nelson and wife went to
Mardi Gras and will returii today.
Dr A. J Bloch, of New Orleans, is
spending a while with Dr F F Young.
Geo B Petty, of Chicago, arrived
Tuesday evening on a short visit to
his wife and children.
Mr and Mrs Ophelias Bourque were
among those of our townspeople who
went to Mardi Gras.
Eraste Mouton left last week for
St Louis to purchase a car load of
mules and will return today or Sun
Mr and Mrs W R McHenry left
last Saturday for Few Orleans for
the Carnival festivities and will spend
seueral days visiting relatives.
W P Edwards returned from New
Orleans Monday evening. He said
bayou's Des Allemands, Lafourche,
Ramos and Boeuf were frozen over
and the people who had gone to
Mardi Gras were suffering from the
cold and inferior accommodations.
On Friday, Feb. 3, 1899, at 11:30
p. m., Mrs. Addie McGrath Lee,
wife of Major J. G. Lee, State Com
missioner of Agriculture, died at Cal
houn, La., after a brief illness. She
was a most talented woman, and was
well known by her writings and char
acter sketches, over the name Vivian.
A valued member of the State Press
Association, a lady of generous, no
ble character, her many friends and
admirers are pained at her early de
mise and deeply sympathize with her
family and father Gen. John McGrath
in the terrible bereavement they have
The lrfe preserver which has carried
many ladies safely over the dansterous
sea "change of life" is dimmous Squaw
Vine Wiue or Tablets.
Burpee's Farm Annual for 1899.
In advance of the coming planting
season the seedsmen and nurserymen
are now sending out their spring cat
alogues. One of the best of these, is
Burpee's Farm Annual, issued by
W. Atlee Burpee & Co., Seed Grow
ers, Philadelphia, Pa. It is finely
illustrated, neatly printed and full of
interesting information, as well as a
price list of "the best seeds that
The present issue has been greatly
enlarged, the added space being de
voted to giving cultural directions
and useful planting tables. A large
number of new and improved varie
ties of both vegetables and flowers
are offered, noticeably the first of a
new race of Bush Sweet Peas is beau
tifully illustratedain a colored plate.
In vegetables, a fine new bean, a
grand new tomato, a new hardy ta
ble corn, a large-fruited watermelon
of superior quality, and several grand
new garden peas, and a number of
choice novelties are offered and illus
trated from actual specimene.
This Firm, while conservative in
introducing new varieties until their
merit has been proven by extended
trials both in their own fields and the
hands of their customers, sent out,
each year, a large and exceedingly
varied list of Novelties. This cata
logue is mailed free to all customers
at the beginning of the year, and to
all applicants interested in gardening.
A request on a postal card will bring
you a copy by return mail.
The laundry basket leaves the Re
publican Idea office every Tuesday
ROOMS AND BOARD,
Furnished rooms 50 and 75 cents.
Board 75c in private French family.
932 Bourbon St.,
New Orleans, La.
Between St. Phillip and Dumaine.
FOR SALE-One-seventh interest
in the Addison tract of land. For
terms, etc., address
G. C. ADDISON,
W ANTEID-8-EVRAL TRUSTWORTHY PER
sons in this state to manage our
business in their own and nearby coun
ties. It is mainly office work conducted
at home. Salary straight $900 a year and
expenses-definite, bonafide, no more, no
less salary. Month l .5:. References
I Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope
Herbert E Hess, Prest., Dept,M, Chicago
Everything U. S. A .
Met a feller t'otber mormnn'
Most amusin' sort o' cuss;
H ed a curns style about him
Cer'n'lp couldn't well been wus.
I says: "Where you hail f'm partnert"
An' he smiles in knowin' way,
An' replies in furrin lingo:
"Porto Rico, U. S. A."
Seen a feller down on Broadway. -
With a shockin' head o' hair
An' a lot o' tropic girments,
An' a most outlandish air.
"Where's ye from?" a fellow shouted,
But before we'd time to say
This here heathen turned and answered:
"Honolulu, U, S. A."
Met a feller yere on Olive
With a sombre-e-o on;
Had a ;ot o' shaggy whiskers,
Nearly all his clothin' gone;
Stopped an' asked for a quarter,
Says: "My home is fur away,
"Where you froum" the varmit answer'd
"Santiago, U. S. A."
Seen a feller at the Southern
With a heavy lion box;
Overcoat was lined with bear skin,
Wore a dozen pair o' sox.
Sized Lim up to be a miner,
Judging from his awkard way;
Seen him write in big cha-rac-ters:
"Dawson City, U. S, A."
Seen a saddle-colored heathen.
Wearingear-rings in his nose;
Linen cuffs around his ankles;
Most indecent lack of clothes.
"Wher'd this heathen guy spring fruam',
Some one ventur-ed to say.
An' he had the nerve to answer:
"From Manila! U. S. A."
"Gee!" I says, "I never heard of
These yere eanybulls before!
Air these heathens here all voterst
Will we stan' for any moret
Next you know; you ask a feller
Where he's from an' he will say.
"All Creation, U. S. A.
The Arctic Blizzard.
Last week the weather was decid
edly cold, but the worst had not ar
rived. Friday was somewhat pleas
and, Saturday morning was agreeble,
the temperature being 41 at 7 o'clock
in the morning. About 9 o'clock
the wind went north and blew quite
a stiff breeze, the mercury falling
steadily, reaching 20 by 10 p. m.
At 6 p. m. it began sleeting and dur
ing the night it snowed. By morn
ing the ground was covered with a
heavy white mantle of sleet andsnow,
averaging about three inches in depth
though in places it drifted three feet
high. Sunday an arctic blast blew
all day and the col was intense. That
night the mercury reached 5 degrees
the lowest point recorded here. In
New Orleans the lowest temperature
recorded was 6 degrees which is 9
degrees lower than the cold wave of
1895. The sufferings of people who
were illy cls badly housed and
short of fuel and bed clothing were
great. The New Orleans papers are
full of them. The gas froze, the
street cars did not run, cooks and
servants staid home, the markets
were deserted and every ,one had a
hard time. Out in the country the
inconveniences suffered were not as
great. Owing to the rainy weather
and horrible condition of the roads
firewood was rather scarce and difil
cult to procure and has been all win
ter, but very little actual suffering
occurred. The ground was frozen
from 3 to 6 inches in depth and fears
are entertained for the safety of the
sugar cane stubbles. Peach, pear
and plum blossoms are all killed and
the orange trees destroyed outright.
People in Southwest Louisiana will
long remember the 12th and 13th of
February 1899 and the great bliz
To sell an article affording good profit, a
specialty for which there is a steady and
increasing demand. No samples required
Good situation for right party. Only
those meaningbnsiness need apply. Ad
dress Manufacturer. Cleveland. Ohio. 13
Fine Cherry Trees.
Doin't fail to get a few of the Owen
cherry trees. Large, stately trees;
fruit large, black heart-shaped and
delicious. The only kind that do
well in the south. You can get one
for 25c, six for $1, twenty for $2.50,
100 for $8, delivered prepaid. Trees
one to three years old guaranteed.
Addrees Cherry Mountain Supply Co,
Ellenboro. N. C.
LOST--One pair of gold spectacles
and case around the new stable build
ing of R. F. Derouen some time
since. Any one returning same will
be suitably rewarded. W. R. ELLIS.
Notice for Publication.
Land O ce at New Orleans, La..
S January 31, 1899.
Notice is hereby given that the follow
ing-named settler has filed notice of his
intention to make final proof in support
of his claim, and that said proof will be
made before Clerk of Court, at Abbeville,
La.. on Mar. 20, 1899, viz: H. E. 15587,
for the NE I of NE i See 34, Tp 10 SR 2
E, La. Mer.
He names the following witnisses to
prove his continuous residence jupon and
cultivation of said land, viz:
Thomas Hoffpauir, George Hayes, Ellis
Spell, Nelson Hogpauir, all of Vermilion
WALTER L. COHEN.
PROF. H. W. PATE'S
Now open for winter term, above
Minor's store on State street.
And all Brass Instruments taught suc
Terms:-8 lessons per month $3.00
For little children I will give 16
half lessons for , $3.00
I will also teach Orchestras, Mandolhn
classes and small Bands at moderate
prices. For terms call at my Studio.
Hours:-9 a. i. to 10 p. me
I have also a Band and Orchestra
that can be engaged for Excursions,
Dances, etc., at moderate prices.
M. L. Young,
For all easy Shave or a Trim
Hair Cut. Next to the Rack
et Store on Port street.
HR P. Nelson, D. D. S.
Iesidence and Office in building lately
occupied by E. M. Feray.
Call and see me for first-class work
Dentistry. Crown and Bridge Wore
specialty. Prices reasonable and
W. D. GOOCH.
Large lot of lands on band for sale or
Will purchase or rent for others. Have
on hand some choice lands at $4 per
acre well improved. 5-14
Abbeville, - - Louisiana.
To The Public!
I have opened a
Blacksnmith &r General Repa
shop at Brookshier's old stand adjoin
ing the Leblane gin and hope by gcod
work and fair dealing to merrit a share
of your patronage.
HORSE SHOEING A SPECIALTY
A. F. MAXFI LD & SONS.
Abbeville, La., Jany. 2, 1897.
14T CARMEL CONVENT,
The regular course of instruc
tion compl ises all the branches
of a thorough English and
Terms moderate. apply
L. O. BROUvsARD. GEO, W. BUMMxxRa.
For prompt and
tion go to
BROUSSARD & SUMMERS
Office in Bank Bldg. Abbeville, La
L. G. SOfl ET, Prop.
2 doors north of Masonic Hall.
Everyhinlg new and Iresh.
Meals Served at All Hourswý.
Best Creole Coffee in tow,.