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EufablihIed in !J56.
:Oe follar a Year.
SATURDAY, MAY 10 1902.
Town and pariwh.
The new rice mill is going tip as if
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
'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
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
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
* 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
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L. SOKOLOSKI, Pres. A. G. NAUCK, V.-Pres. 14. SOKOLosKI, Sec. & Treas.
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' Lights overhanging sidewalks, I above prices.
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OFFICE: With Edwards & Greene, opposite First National Bank
of Abbeville. mar8 92
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
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 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
'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.
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.
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
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
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
Improvements at Erath.
Erath, our little neighbor to the
eastward is not idle these days, but
is going ahead and enjoying her share
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:
Mrs. Adolph Brasseux spent Sunday
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
Dr. C. A. Schilling, of hienry,atftnd
ed service at the Baptist church, here,
I). L. McPherson attended the State
Banker's Association in New Orleans
Mrs. E. P. Ptituami lcft for New
Orleans Tuesday where she will spend
Mr. and Mrs. Sokoloski, Miss Myrtle
Sokoloski and Gilbert Bonin visited
Two new subscribers this week, as
follows: P. U. LeBlane, Erath; Henry
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
Miss Rosa White has been several
days here with-her mother but ex
pects to return to Gueydan in the
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
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
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
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
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 services will be held ih
the Catholic church Sunday by the
pastor, Rev. Father F. A. B.Laforest,
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
The Epworth League meets in the
Methodist church at 4:30 o'clock,
Rev. S. J. Davies will preach 1it
the Methodist church Sunday at
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.
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