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E.sablIthed in 18,5. SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD. ElE TAUI. At bouan train.... ............... . * -3s p. m. ~s b und traia ............ ........ .. o:So a. m Stockholders Meeting Abbeville, La., Mch. 18, 1904. The stockholders of the Bank of Abbeville are hereby notified that there will be a special meeting of the shareholders of said corporation, held = THURSDAYY, MAY, 5 1904, ati 2 o'clock p. m. at the directors room in said bank building, to decide as to the advisability of an increase in the capital stock and the number of dtrectors. L, O. BROcSSARD, Cashier. -- --** bliss linnie Putnam left Wednesday. A. J, Godard made a business trip to Lafayette this week. Hot sun and very dusty north wind, ,ool uights. Harry Squires is back home again after a trip. Bane you seen the complete line of loubigant's Perfumes at the Abbeville Drug Co., R. H- Mills Mgr. The .paumping plants have started up and the rice is .getting some needed iuoisture. John Nugier, Jr. lost his fine buggy hIorse last week. It was sick only a short ni,0ne. Rice is looking fine and the crop sill be a good stand. nearly ahlof it is planted around here. Robbed Tue rave. A startling incident, is narrated by j,,hn Over of Philadellphia, as followr **I was in an awful condition. My skin was almost yellow eyes sunken. tongue coated, pain contlnually in back and eides, no appetite, growing weaker day by day. Three physicians bad given ate u,. Then I was advisrd to iuse Electric Bitters; to my 4reat joy. the tirst bott'e a~ade a decided nimrrvement. I coetinaed their use for three weeks, and am now a well man. I know tahey robbed the grave another vietiml." No one shonuld fail to try them Only 50 cents. guaranteed tield by A. J. Godard Dr. Robt. J. Young made a flying trip to New Orleans this week to pur chase furnishings for hbis handsome new residence. He returned home Tuesday. L. O. BRrusesad, casbier of the Bank of Abbeville spent several days in New Orleans this week. Willie Stephens, brot-her-in-law of iM. V. Lamgsman, died Monday after a lng illness. He was 48 years old and a native of Mississippi, but hod lived. here many years. The assortment of sponges of all kinds, especially the fine imported bath sponges are to be seen at the Abbeville Drug Co., Ltd., R. H. Mills, Ingr. Foster Stansbury of the News came came over from Gueydan, Tuesday, to see his sister who was quite ill. Our merchants ars kept busy wetting down the dusty streets these days. Remember the Abbeville Drug Co., Ltd., handles strictly firstelass goods. No substitution. Reports from near Gueydan are to the effect that crows and blackbirds are doing sad havoc in the rice fields, pulling up the young rice by the roots and eating the tender sprouts. RELIABLE SEED! In order to raise good crops, you must plant acclimated Southern seeds. We are prepared to fill all orders promply with new crop of the following: Turnips, cabbage, cauliflower, radish, kohl rabit beets, mustard, celery, tomato, eggplant pumkio, carots, lettuce, leeks, endivet small seed irsh pota toes for Augast plant, bermuda and Creole onion seed and sets, red and white shallots, field peas. bolo beans in fact the entire line of field flower, grass and garden seed for the southern soil flowering plant, shrubs, fruit and shade trees veg etable lats in season, fancy poul try, eggs, fancy dogs and berk shire hogs, J. Steckler Seed Co., Ltd., New Orleans, La Catalogue free to all applicants. Mention this paper in ordering. Successors to Richard Frotscher, 518 to 626 Gra vier st., New Orleans, La., Nursery garden and poultry farm 5402 to 3412 Esplanade st., opp. St. Louis Cemetery, Cumberland and Peoples Phone 428. P. O. Drawer 436. RATS AND FIRES. That rats do cause fires finds proof in a case which occurred Monday night when the Addison residence op posite the courthouse had a very nar row escape from destruction by a fire which originated between the walls on the lower floor, in the room i occupied by Charley LeBlanc. He was awakened about 3 o'clock by a roaring noise, and smelling smoke started out to investigate. He founad the flames leaping up to the ceiling on the second floor and in a few moments more the roof would have' been ablaze. Fortunately Mrs. Affleck, who occupies the upperi floor, had several vessels filled with' water in the room and the fire was checked at once. Examination showed clearly that rats had filled in the space between the walls with paper and trash and no doubt a match gnawed by one of them started the blaze. A Cure for Headache. Any man, woman or child suffering from headache biliousness or a dull, drowsy feeling should take one or two' of DeWitt's Little Early Risers night and morning, These famous little pills are famous because they are a tonic as well as a pill. While they cleanse the system they strength and rebuild it by their tcnic effect upon the liver and bowels, Sold by A. J. Godard. Mayor Leguenec left here last week for Hot Springs, Ark., and will be there about 4 weeks. E. M. Stebbins has been absent eeveral days attending the lumber men's ooevention. Ground waj broken Wednesday for the new building A. J. Godard is pre pairing te erect on the site of his burn ed drug stere. Don't forget that all prescriptions are .lled at the Abbeville Drug. with Merck's chemicals and Svuibb's Ex tracts. Ask yor family doctor if these preparations are goodf-and, if they have ever before been exclusively used in Abbevillo. * Chas. F. Taylor, who lives near Jen nings was in town last week in the in terest of the King road machine and grader. It is a fine impliment and adapted to all kinds of work. Congressman Broussard, we learn from private advices, has recovered sufficient ly from his recent illness to be able to make the trip to French iAck Springs, Ind., where he hopes to re cuperate his health. THE BEST COUGH SYRUP, 8. L, Apple. ex-Probate Judge, Ottawa Kansas.writes* "'This is to say tunt I have used BallardPs Horehound Syrup for years. and t tat I do not hesitate to recommend it as the best congh syrup I have ever used-" 2Sc, 50c, $1. dold by A. J. Godard. Hogggetts telephone line has discon tinued the exchange at this place since Monday. The several phones remaino ing have all been connected up on a party line and can talk direct to New Iberia. The Cumberland telephone has moved into the new quarters over the Bank ot Abbeville where they are handsomely fitted up with a new switch board and new forniture- It is to be hoped that they will now be able to get rid of a lot of cross talk which has been a terrible nuisance for quite a while, MkNAGER WINTED.-Trustworthy lady or gentlemen to manage bust ness in this county and adjoirning territory for well and favorably known house of solid financial stand ing. $20.00 straight cash salary and expenses paid each Monday by check direct from headquarters. Expense money advanced. Position perma nent. Address Manager, 810 Como Block, Chicago, Illlinois. FERYI lEE DS ETo Experience has established It s Sact. Bold by all dealers. You sow-they grow. 19" Seed A a postpaid Dew to all Up plcants. D. M. FERRY V 0O. DITROlT, MICH. OF ABBEVILLE AND VERMILION PARISH We invite you most cordially to visit our drug store which is now opened up and ready for business. We will be pleased to have you call at any hour of the day, or any hour of the night. The store is open all day and all night. It would be a great pleasure to have you especially, visit our place to see what an elaborate stock of Perfumes, Face Powder, Face Creams, Tooth Brushes, Hair Brushes, Nail Brushes, Combs and Spongues we have, all uoof which are imported goods and all of which are high priced goods, but cheaper in the long run. Such a line of these goods have never been receivod in this town. WE HAVE SOAPS From five to ten cents, and soaps from two to three dollars per cake. WE HAVE PERFUMES From ten to fiteen cents per ounce, and from one to five dollars per ounce. We have combs from twenty-five cents up to four dollars, and hair brushes from twenty-hve cents to four dollars and everything in proportion-spongues, powder puffs and toilet articles to numerous to mention. We want your trade. We cater to your trade. Qive us a call. We will be please to see you. Respectfully; ABBEV ILLE DRUG GO., LTD. R. M. MILLS, MANAGER. Remember our line is complete with HOUBIGANT PREPARATIONS, which are very superior to Roger & Callet, Ed Pinaud and similar manafactures. This is sufficient to give you an idea of of the standard of ou,r goods. BAD WHISKEY E. F. and G. R. Stevenson, con victed in Bienville parish of shooting with intent to kill and given one and two years, respectively, are brothers and members of a promivent North Louisiana family. These young men are intelligent, and heretofore enjoyed the confidence and respect of those who knew them. But whiskey drink uig, gambling and had assaciations, which has driven so many young men fiom the path of right living and Anal ly landed them in this or similar in atitutions, is no doubt the cause of these young men being here today. Think of it young men, those of you who are today enjoying the opportunity of fit ting yourselves for the responsibilities of good citizenship. Remember that unless your life is in keeping with the laws of your country you too may find yourselves languishing behind the prison bars with all hopes crushed, aspirations blighted, disgraced and humiliated forever.--Baton Rouge Advocate. The Abbeville Drug Co., is open all night for your convenience should you need anything. Maurs, the Spsnish premier was slightly stabbed at Barcelonia by an anarchist who wal captured. Upon the authority of the Jennings Record we make the statement that there will be an attempt at the ap proaching session of the legislature to form a new parish out of the eastern portion of Calcasieu. Queen Issabella .ot Spain, grand mother of King Alfonso, died of la igrippe last week in Paris. She was a gay and giddy old girl in her young da(ys. Cures Coughs and Colds. Mrs. L. Peterson 625 Lake St., Topeka Kansas. says: "Of all cough remedies Ballard's Horehound Syrup is my favorite it has done and will do all that is claimed for it-to speedily cure all coughs and colds-and it is so sweet and pleasant to the taste." 25c. 50c, *t,bottle Sold by A. J. Godard. -- .--F-- S SUCCESSION SALE. STATE OF LOU18lANA--17th Judicial District Court-Parish of Vermilion No. 541, Succession of GUSTAVE LACOMB~. BY virtue of an order of the 17th Jnudc ial District Court, in and for the Parish of Vermilion granted in the matters of the above untitled and numbered suc cession, and a a commission issued to me thereunder, ftily authorizing and em powering me in the premises, I will pro ceed to sell at public auction to the last and highest bidder, to pay debts of said succession, at the late residence of the deceased in the 8th Ward of Vermilion Parish. on Saturday, May 21st, 1904. the following described property, to-witt One certain tract of land situated in the Parish of Vermilion. La:. containing S acres and designated E J of S W } Sec 35 Tp 11 S R 3 W less one acre sold off the South East corner.. One house One corn crib One shed One garden fence Due lot of fencing Two beds and bedding One armoir Two-safes One lot of chairs One lotof Kitchen utensils One lot of horn cattle One mare One lot of barbed wire TasuMs--Cash. SMiNAssR LACOIMB, Administrator. Abbevlleº La. April 15, 1004. We are apt to think of Italy as a land producing oranges and olives and some beet sugar, but not as a country having 460,000 acres planted in rice and producing over twenty seven millions of bushels of that commodity, observes the Louisiana Planter. The rice fields are confined largely to certain districts of Pied mont and Lombardy. The estimate of cleaned rice of the crop of 1903 is put at 717 millions of pounds, a crop more than twice as large as that produced in the United States. Italy. however, is the only country in Europe which produces enough rice to supply the home demand, as well as furnishing considerable for ex port to,;Central and South America, Australia, France, Switzerland and Turkey. There are only three animals in ex istance who will eat tobacco, a man, a goat and a worm, and only a cer tain kind of a worm. But that's not saying anything against tobacco. It is a very useful weed, and utilized as a pot plant, for instance, will drive all self-respecting bugs and flies off the premises. Tobacco is pretty, too, and is destined yet to he a popu lar pot plaat.-Lake Charles Ameri can. The Dallas Times-Herald lives and comes out at a safe distance from Arkansas and may trustly indulge itself: ,"Governor Davis of the Ar kan-as is the finest rough-and-tumble campaign ighter in America, barring none. Hie licked a supreme court judge the other day, fiercely denounc ed the oc-to-pus and wound up his se ries of stunts by cussing a back I driver. When it comes to strenuosity of the bare knuckle brand, Mistah Jefferson Davis of Arkansas is three kinds of over-ripe peaches. This en- 1 dears him to the honest yeomanry, who dearly love an idol made of mud, sand papered by contact with the world. The prze ring missed a shining light when the pride of i Arkansas invaded the political arena.' France pays in pensions $28,000, 000,Germany $16,000,000 with Rus sia $22,000,000. We pay more on account of a war tmhat ended thirty nine years ago than France pays to mantain a living and efficient army of 550,000 men Yet with all the money spent lots of deserving and gallant soldiers fail to get pensions. If the unworthy dead heads, camp followers, and home guard-holiday soldiers were weeded out of the pension list may be the truly deserv ing would stand a chance of recog nition while they live. ULPPINCOTT'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE A FAMILY LIBRARY Tshlk t b Cumat Literater 12 ComuPLrr Novas YEAnLY MANY SHORT STORIES AND PAPERS ON TIMELY TOPICS $2.50 numryes: 26 orC. A Co NO CONTINUED STORIES svanv uNuM a N ms uatV SCýZ2CL BOARD PJa. 3 MN9D2D. The Board tot .~chuu Duelrtv iM and for the parish of Vermilion met this day in regular stated session. The members present were Messrs O. Bourque, A. Theall, F. D. Lege, Leodias LeBlane, Geo. Hays, P. 1U LeBlanc, Felix Broussard and Lee Elliot. A. B. Broussard was absent. The minutes of the previous meet ing were read and adopted. On motion of A Theall duly sec onded, the patrons of the Mouton Cove school were allowed to remove the public school house near Jean Baptiste Becker's from its present site to a new location on the public road on the estate of Homer Decuir, provided a new site be donated and said building be removed without cost or expense to this board. On motion of F. D. Lege, $1.12 1 2 was allowed and ordered paid E. Smiley, agents for Jno. H. Copes, Esq., same being a refund of taxes to him on account of double as sessment of property purchased by said Copes at tax sale, for taxes of 1V01, 1902 and 1903. On motion of F. D. Lege, Francis Simon was allowed to cut wood from land leased by this board to Emile Lemaire, provided said Lemaire did not object to his going on the land, at the price of (50cts) fifty cents per cord. On motion of F. D. Lege duly seconded the treasurer was in structed to turn over all notes in his hands due and unpaid for rents of school lands to Wi. P. Edwards, Esq., attorney-at-law, for collection And the president, O. Bourque, was L and is hereby authorized to bring suit to enforce collection on all rent notes for school lands due and un paid. On motion of F. D. Lege duly seconded the sum of Five Hundred Dollars was guaranteed the patrons of the public school at Erath, the same to be pain them, provided they secure suitable grounds and buiktld a school house worth at least $1600 said Five Hundred Dollars to be used for the purchase of said grounds and the construction of said building. F. D. Lege, a member of the board then burned in the presence of all members of the board in attendance the vouchers of the treasurer, Eli Wise, receipted by the Finance Com mittee in their settlement with him of dates June 25th, 1903 and Mareb 30th, 1904, amounting in the aggre gate to Forty Thousand Six Hun dred Forty-one 75-100 ($40,641 76 100) Dollars. The reports of the Finance Commit tee were read, adopted and ordered published. J. R. KITCHELL, O. BOURQUE. Secretary. President. (For reports and bill allowed see next issue) SLECTION PROCAMATIOIN. State of Louisiana," Parish of Vermilion. J To the qualified electors of Ver milion Parish: Be it known that an election will be held within the limits of Vermilion Parish, on Tuesday, April 19th, 1904 for the purpose of electing aGovernor, Lieutenant Governor, Secty. of State, Auditor, Treasurer, and At torney General, members of Legisla ture; and also Parish Ofleers such as Clerk of Court, Sheriff and Coro ner; and also for Ward Offcers, namely, Members of Police Jury, Justice of the Peace and Constable, at which all qualified electors will be permitted to participate. L. J. BOUssAUnD, OPRELIAS BOURQUE, J. N. WILLIAMS, Board of Supervisors. FOR IA!E-. A comfortable residence it a choice location in the town of Abbe ville, containing 4 rooms. hall and 2 large galleries, cistern and outhouses. Size of lot 120 by 260 feet. Apply to. JAS. E. WHITg, iP. O. Box 102. Abbeville, a.