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:Oe follar a Year. SATURDAY, MAY 10 1902. Town and pariwh. The new rice mill is going tip as if 'by magic. Refreshing showers this week that laid the dust. Chas. Corrodi has built a neat ;residence in You-ig's Addition. 0. J. Cbauvin is building :: addition !to his homue on Lafayette st; ect. The Abbeville "Juniors" will play aball with a New Ibera toeam in New I! eria Sunday. The Bayou Tigre Canal, one of the "newest in the parish started their 'pump, Saturday. 'We were told that salt water was within one-half mile ,f the mouth of 'the bayou last Saturday. "But how did you know that I was 'in love with you?" he asked. "You were so foolish," she answered. The two little school buildings of 'Abbeville. were auctioned oiff last Saturday and were bid in by Ophelias Bourque. Tell your friends to subscribe for THe MER1DIONAL-the paper your Tfathers read. We will keep them post ..ed on Vermilion. The Abbeville Silver Cornet Band now meets at the Masonic Hall. They met Monday night. and discoursed some fine music. Two car loads of Purina Feed arrived last Saturday. One car was consigned to J. S. Ewell, 1hbo other to The Ab beville Canal Co. The reflectors for the street lights 'have been put up and the report now is that we are to have electric lights in about fifteen days. Joe Calf, the Port street barber is having an addition built to his resi dence near Maxfield's shop which adds :greatly to its appearance. The little building next to A. J. Godard's drugstore is being refitted for a gents' furnishing store which will be run by a man by the name of Sam 'Glazer. There will be a church fair at Leroy Sunday, May 18, 1902, for the benefit `of the church of "Our Lady of Prompt Succor." The Abbevillo Brass Band will furnish music for the occasion. We direct attention to the "Notice '.of Dissolution" which appears else where uin this issue. It will be seen rulm sam6 that Charles LeBlano bas withdrew from the firm of Broussard LoBlanc. * Rice in all sections of the parish is )ooking fine. Planting is progressing ~uinterruptedly and with a few more weeks of such weather as the present, the major portion of the seed will be In the ground. The MERIDIONAL is anxious to print 'all happenings of interest within the .borders of the city. Any accounts of ncial happenings which may not have been caught by us will be printed if sent to the offica. Work has been begun on the new brick building at the C. J. Feray stand. The building is to be a modern, glass lront and will be 50 by 80 feet. The building is being constructed by F. F. Feray, the contractor. At the Catholic fair to be given soon it has been decided to have only one play and that in French. Rehearsals nave already began and our clever Creole friends have all the talent nec eseary to make it a grand success. : Three cases of live frogs were shipped from Abbeville this week. We have oenme of the finest in this parish to be found anywhere, and the lovers of frog legs have a paradise here. We predict ond extensive business in the traffic in the near future. Mrsir. Leotaund has given the con tract to F. F. Feray for the erection of her new restaurnilt on Concord street hear Adam's Cafe. Some of the lum ber is already on the ground and the loor and window frames are being tbade at the lumber yard. Paul Cantois gave some fine Phono .Iaph concerts at his saloon recently. The machine was a good one and could be hrd disl.inctlv a square away. .iphonograph is the property of mlnick Parrc, Jr., and cost $125. 1r. Cxatois set it n) and put it in Pnning order. ,Mr. Perre has started riefreshment stand next to Paul kgnae' saloon and, will use the ph to amuse and entertain fY .. . L. SOKOLOSKI, Pres. A. G. NAUCK, V.-Pres. 14. SOKOLosKI, Sec. & Treas. SABBEVILLE LIGHT, POWER I& WATERWORKS CO.,LTD. -ABBfVIILEID, LA. ARE YOU READY FOR ELECTRIC LIGHTS ? Our Eledtric Light Plant has just been completed and we solicit your O'patronage at the following rates: SFOR PLACES OF BUSINESS. S1 16 C. P. Light $1.00 pr mth each. r 10 to 19, 16 C.'. Light,C c.pr ruth each. 2"to 4.1 " ' " 90c.'" " 20 to .30, " " 50c. A 5 to 9. "" 80c." " " 81 and aolve, special rates. ' Lights overhanging sidewalks, I above prices. Churches, halls, lodges, etc., special rates. IR ESIDENCE RATES. 1 Light 16 C. P. $1,00 pr mth each. 5 tai7 iltght 16 C. P. 65c. pr ruth each. 2 to 4 .. 80c.'" ' 8S and over" "" 50c. . We will furnish any kind and size of light in proportion to above rates. WE' KEEP FUEL'OIL FOR SALE. J'Ca1 up Cumiberlanud 'Phone No. 104 and your order will receive attention without delay. S ABBEVILLE EIGHT, POWER d& WATER WORKS CO, LTD. Y - ýl1+++++++++++++++ - J. H.'LUTtRING. P. J. ,.iEENE. 'List vour lands and town property with J. H. LUTGR~ING & CO., Si-Rice, farming and timber lands for sale in Louisiana and Texas. OFFICE: With Edwards & Greene, opposite First National Bank of Abbeville. mar8 92 I- i Scatt-Lyons. Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, Mr. Geo. W. Scott, of New York City, and Miss Jessie Lyons, of this place, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. The wedding was very quiet but: one of the lovliest that has ever takeli place in Abbeville. The ceremony Was performed by Rev. Father F. A. B. Laforest in the Catholic presbytery. The parlor was beautifully decorated with flow ors and draperies and quite a num ber of invited guests were present. Sendelshon's wedding march was played by miss Georgia Labit and the bride entered leaning on the arm of her father, following by Mr. and Mrs. Jos. T. Labit, affut and uncle of the bride, and Mrs. G. E. Lyons and Mr. E. W. Scott, the former mother of the bride and the latter father of 'the groom. The bride wore a beautiful tailor made suit Gf gray, a large white pic ture hat and carried a lovely shower boquet of white roses, white carna tions and asparagus ferns. The father of the groom presented the bride with a handsome diamond sunburst. Quite a number of pres ents were received from friends and relatives. 'The bride and groom left on the 10:55 tralu for New Orleans, thence took steamer for New York City. Quite a large crowd assembled at the depot and amid showers of rice they bade the happy couple good-bye. Maurice Villien. Another old landmark was reniov ed by the hand of the grim reaper this week. Wednesday morning, at 5 o'clock, Maurice Villien died a this home near Maurice in the 4th ward, aged 62 years. Mr. Villien was a native of France and had long been a resident of the 4tli ward of this parish where he engaged in merchandizing and, accu mulated a handsome competence. He was charitable and liberal in his dealings. The town of Maurice was named in his honor he having donated a large portion of the site to the Catholic chur,'h and contributed largely to its erection. HIe leaves two sons, Dr. Jos. A. Villien, and John Villien who is a merchant at Maurice. His funeral took place Thursday and was largely attended, interment being made at Maurice. Speclal Jury Term. We understand that Judge Gordy will order a special venire drawn for the week beginning Monday, May 26, in order to try criminal cases, now on the docket, among them being that of O. P. Pierce charged with the murder of Marcel East. Court Sentences. Judge Gordy delivered the follow ing sentences last Saturday: Ernest Levy, Dixon Vincent,Frank Marceaux, Alcide T. Broussard. assault and battery; .$45 and costs or 90 days in jail. Lynn Rice, assault and battery, $25 inclusive of cost. Oscar Trahan, using loud and ob scene language in a public place, $35 and cost, or 30 days in fail. Dcmnas Graham, disturbing 'a peacable assembly; $40 and cost and 10 day in jail, and in default of pay ment of fine 10 additional daysin'iail. Alexandre Dilhan, selling !iquor to minors; $50 and cost. Ed. Riles and Grennison Tiilery, carrying concealed weapon; $1501 and 3 months in jail, and in default of payment of line, additional 3 months in jail. Donat Primeaux and Ode Luquette entering plantation without the con sent of the owner; $17.50 or 30 days in jail. Louis Desormeaux, breaking unt of prison ; $25 or 60 days in jail. George Sonunier and Burrell Small, running a horse race on a public road; $25 or 30 days in jail. Thomas Lyons, tiesspass; $17.50 or 20 days in jail. Thomas Broussard, larceny; 6 months in the penitentiary. Howard Reed, shooting at and into a dwelling house, persons lawfully therein; 7 years in the penitentiary and $25. George Brooks, shooting with intent to kill and murder; 10 years in the penitentiary and cost. Azarie Meadx shooting with intent to kill: 3 years in the penitentiary. George Washington, mnurder, peni Sfentiary for the balance of his natural life. Improvements at Erath. Erath, our little neighbor to the eastward is not idle these days, but is going ahead and enjoying her share of prosperity. One of the most striking signs of progress there just now is the lai'ge livery stable of P. U. LeBlanc which is in course of construction. It ison the north side of the railroad, east of Dr. Kibbe's drugstore a piece, and will be a large and handsome building about 40 feet wide and over 100 feet in length. The town that can sup port a good livery stable is always, sire to be a good town, 'so the drum mers say, and we are sure iMr. Le Blanc is running a good stable. Thur day was the feast of the Ascensibn and was duly observed by the Catholic population, the town being crowded with people who came I to attend the religious service: Personal Mention. Mrs. Adolph Brasseux spent Sunday in Gueydan. Mrs, Eli Wise went to Crowley Sat urday on a visit. Miss Gussie Nelson is a Gueydan visitor this week. Miss Emma Brooks left Sunday for a short visit to Gueydan. T. N. Blake, the popular drug drum mer was in town this week. Miss Katie Rose, of Fausse Pointe, is visiting the Misses Kibbe. Dr. E. J. Richard loft Tuesday for his home in Donaldsonville. Mrs. Ada Bourque left Sunday for Crowley on a visit to relatives. E. M. Stebbins returned Tuesday from a business trip to Houston. Thomas White and Lawrence White made a flying trip tb Now Iberia Sun day. Dr. C. A. Schilling, of hienry,atftnd ed service at the Baptist church, here, Sunday. I). L. McPherson attended the State Banker's Association in New Orleans last week. Mrs. E. P. Ptituami lcft for New Orleans Tuesday where she will spend two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Sokoloski, Miss Myrtle Sokoloski and Gilbert Bonin visited Lafayette Sunday. Two new subscribers this week, as follows: P. U. LeBlane, Erath; Henry Premeaux, Nunez. Col. Thos. G. Brigham, of Wester Ogle was in town Wednesday. He is planting some fine rice this year. Mrs. Jules Vincent, residing near Royville, died Monday and was buried here Tuesday in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Nettles and daughter, .LZizie, and Birdie, left Thursday for Havne. ~ ville, La. to visit relatives iad friends John A. Brookshire, now in the New Orleans customhouse was in town this week, cilculating amorig his old 'friends. Miss Rosa White has been several days here with-her mother but ex pects to return to Gueydan in the near future. Hon. Lastie Broussard left Tuesday morning for New Orleans and Baton Rouge where he will attend the sitting of the legislature. John W. O'Bryan has severed his connection with the Herald and has been making himself useful in other pursuits this week. Mrs. W. D. White who bas been on the sick list this week recovered sufficiently to go to Gueydan Thurs day, to recuporate. Our job. department has been pat ronized this week bfL. J. Feray, O. H. O'Bryan and L. O. Yonug,who have our thanks for same. Sol. Isaacs has laid off a few days, bet will soon go back on the road as the representative of the Page Woven Wire Fencue Company. Bernard Isaacs, postmaster of Guey dan came over the new railroad last Saturday to visit his old home, and returned that evening. A. J. Golden received the sad intol ligence Tuesday that his brother, Jehn, had died at Kerville, Tex. Mr.Golden left the same day for New Orleans to attend the funeral. It. J. Montague and wife who have been running a boarding house at Genais, on Mamou prairle,returned to Abbeville Monday and will in the future reside here. Dr. R. P. Nelson has returned from Dallas, Texas. He was the last one of the reunion excursionists to get home. He says he had a fine time and saw more people than at Mardi Gras. Monday was Doctor's day, we guess, as we saw in town Dr. J. T. Absl-ire, of LeRoy, Dr. C. A. Schilling, of iHen ry, Dr. J. S. Parker, of 'Esther, and more than likely we missed some of the others. We return thanks to the following named persons or firms for cash tavors since our last issue: J. O. Hebert, Societe Francais, Eld. I. Matthew, Mrs. A. M. Gueydan, Chappuis & Bernard. Mrse, L. J. Feray returned Monday from a trip to Texas. She had been in Orange to see her sister who was sick, and to Beaumont to see her son Erwin. Her daughter, Miss Daisy, who was with her is still in Texas. Wec return thanks for an invitation toattend commencement exercises of New Orleans College of Pharmacy to be held in New Orleans Wednesday, May 14th. Dr. Fred J. Mayer, of Scott, La., will deliver the commence ment address. L. O. Broussard, cashiar of the Bank of Abboville returned from the State Bankers' Association, Sunday. He was re-elected secretary of the asso ciation and was proseated with a pair of gold and diamond cuff buttons as a ,token of appreciation of his valuable services. In mentioning those who ;attended the Confederate reunion at-Dallas we omitted the following-named persons on account of not having known of their attendance: A. F. Maxfield, J. N. Williams, Cornelius Harrington, Elol Harrington, A. D. Meaux and tLeoti Brou itard. John Harrington,the popular South ern Pacific operator at the depot ha: been transferred to Midland. It i. quite an advance for Johnny, but is r merited one. There are ten passengti trains daily through Midland b, idu the many freights. Mr. Ilarrington i agent as well as operator at his nov location.-Jennings Times. A. F. MaxIeld is an old Union sei. dier and a G. A. R. mnn, but like flu good citizen ho is, has long sincl "iiuried the hatchet" and forgotten the pltce lie buried it. So he took in the big Confederate reunion at Dallas, Texas, and reports having had a huge time. He declares that Texas hospi. tality is hard to equal much less excel. Religious. Religious services will be held ih the Catholic church Sunday by the pastor, Rev. Father F. A. B.Laforest, as follows: Low mass at 6:30 o'clock, a. m.': High mass at 9 a. m. Mass on week days at 6:30 a. m. May devotions: service each after noon during this month at 6:30 o'clock. The Epworth League meets in the Methodist church at 4:30 o'clock, Sunday afternoon. Rev. S. J. Davies will preach 1it the Methodist church Sunday at usual hours. Arrangements are being made for Children's I)av exercises to be held in the Methodist church the fourth Sunday of this month. The District Conference for this the Crowley District, of the Metho dist Episcopal church, South, will be held in Abbeville next month. There are seventeen circuits to be repre sented covering territory from Mor gan City to Lake Charles. There are some able preachers on the work and the people of Abbeville will have an opportunity to hear some good ser mobs during the session of that body. Each Wednesday night after pray er-meeting in the Methodist church a short time is spent in practicing new hymns. Anyone interested is invited to attend. The General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, the highest tribunal of that church and its only lawmaking body which meets only every four years anl which represents over 1,500,000 members convened in Dallas, Texas, Wednesday and will be in session one month or longer. There are forty-one conferences in the United States ane six in foreign fields to be represented. Louisiana Conference is allowed three clerical and three lay delegates. Of the clerical delegates I)r. C. W. Carter, presiding elder of this the Crowley District has heel selected as one, and W. L. Doss, of G-ueydan, has been selected as alter nate lay delegate. Pretty good show ing for Crowley District. The thirteenth annual convention of the Central Conference of Amerin can Rabbis convened in Temple Sinai, New Orleans, Monday night. We wish to call attention to the a of the Abbeville Light, Power 4 Waterworks Co. which appears 1i anothcr column. The work of In 'stalling the lights has been going oa for several days and is being pusher as rapidly as possible, and the lights will be ready in about fifteen days. Bring us your job work. Send us your Job Printing. FOR SALE ! FIRST CLASS IIONDURAd SEED RICE, imported last yeai; at $6.50 per barrel. Apply to A: D. Deleambic, Decambre, La. From Toraoi.Dhr. Poultr1 FOR SALE BY ESTHER, LA. Rose Comb Brown Leghorn $1.50 per 13. Barred Plymouth R9cks $1.50 for 13. Information free. These are pure breeds and no- ml" take. may5 2m. I WH3 SKET $1.113 PEIR GALLIA)I Mentionthis paper and rand for pri vat SIrielt, list. Wtite: Winston Dis.Co.,Winston.lR. C eOwest .Pricod.Vi e T