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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1904 SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD IME TABLE. West bound train....................... 32 p. m. Eact bound train............ ....... o:o am. Dr. W. G. Young of Crowley was in town several days this week. The Veri ili (on Farm rs' Association will hold a meeting at the courthouse to-day at 2 o'clock. Prof. Safford, ooe of the teachers in the High School. was on the sick list this week. Miss Mary Hamshire of Taylor's Bayou, Texas, is visiting at the home of Felix Broussard, Read the call of the meeting of th e ahareholders of the First National Bank, which appears elsewhere. Fine rain Tuesday beginning about noon and continuing till late that night. It was just t'hing for the gardens, cis terns and pastures. James F. Carter Is building a black smith shop on State street opposite Ewell's big stable and will soon be ready to shoe horses and mules in a .cientific manner. The footbaii game here on Thanks giving day between the team from St. Martinvilie and the high school boys 1 resulted in a victory for the visitors by 'a score of 10 to 0. Oysters are quite plentiful now, and 'can be had almost every day at 70 c: sits per hundred opened or 50 cents in the shell. M. L. Lellr!ln and wife of New Iberia and their daughter, Miss Mabel, were hero this week during the illness of their relative, Mr. A. F. _Maxtield. We regret to say Rev. S J. Davies and i family left 'lhurr:day for Opelousas, where they will resi: o until the meeting r of the Methodist Conference. E. M. Lawton and family have re j turned to their old home in South Carolina, where they will probably r remain per'manently. Adam Brasseaux ti~i Walton Quick have returned from their trip to the World's Fair and other points of iu terest. Adam says the great Fair is the biggest thing ho ever saw. Ripe mulbe:ries in the mouth of December is a so't of rarity, hbut we canu boast of them here in Abbevil!e. There is a large tree in front of the otf1e'._ Dr. C. J. Edwards on Wash iugton street, which is loaded with ripe, luscious berries. It bears three crops a year. A very destructive fire was prevent. ed last Sunday morning by the prompt action of Walter Gordy and Max Soko loski. Fire had caught in one of the places kept by negroes in rear of Mil lett's store, and had it not been for these gentlemen, who discovered the blaze a destructive conflagration woul4 have in all probability ensued. Mrs. Pierre Lapointe, one of thh oldest natives of the parish, died Fri day, November 18, at the old Ben Faulk homestead, at the advanced age of 92 years. She was a sister of Wm. lHarnngton of Cow Island and had a large family connection. Her husband was a veteran of the Mexican war and she drew a small pension. Move on or get out of the way. Did you ever drive cattle out of a pien ? If I you have, you have often seen an old cow stop in the gate and horn every thing back. There are lots of people in this world just like the old cow they stand in the pathway of success and horn evething down that's for the betterment of their town and country. I The soil of Vermilion parish holds the cup of plenty invitingly to the man who has energy enough to dig for its best production. Thetrouble has been that we have been wasting the virtue of our soil on a crop that makes it poor and has not enriched us. We are go ing to quit it, and do the better way from now on. Some farmers are busy preparing for next year's crop, some are finishing up the crop of this season, some are tak i.; the world easy, some are living: high on the fat of the land, such as cun:ltry sausage, sweet and butter miik, chicken, good old lye hominy and big yam potatoes. How it does make onte'3 mouth water just to think about these princes of the rural districts. L We are gratified to learn that our former townsman, W. A. White, who removed a short while ago to Coving too has entered into a law partnership with Harvey E. Ellis, a leasing attor ney of that town and a son of that dis tinguished statesman and lawyer, E. John Ellis, the silver tongued orator of ILouisiana and for many years a Con gressman from the'd district. Ask some men for an aavertisement and they will say they don't believe in advertising as a paper is never read But just let that man be caught kissing his neighbor's wife or try to hold up the side of a building and his tune changes iLstantly, and if the printing office is in a garret seven stories up, he'll climb to the top and beg the editor to'keep quiet and refrain from publish ing his misdoing in the paper where everybody will read it. And such is the dead easiness of the editor that nine times out of ten he will permit the man to beg off. Burn cotton stalks, or better, turn your stock in the field, and plow deep, deep, deep, deep, and in spite of the boll weevil we will make a good cotton crop. Do not burn your cotton stalks, but your corn stalks, and clean up all rubbish in and around your fields. The fact is certain that the boll weevil hibernates in most any old thing, .just so as to live through the winter, and the object is to deprive him of any possible habitation and he may possi bly not survive until spring. We can not afford to take any more chances and it behooves every farmer to co operate in the if not extermiation, reduction, of this dreadful pest. W. E, McFarland and W. P. Sc.hrceder were arrested by Sheriff Hebert Monday on criminal warrants sworn ou't by Alexandre l)ilhan charg ing them with forgery. Thex in tcrn had l)ilhan arrested on a charge of !defamatiou of character. The trouble grew out of some business between tile lparties over which there was ,one (dispute, All three were t released under bond. n Prof. Garrett of Chapel Hill, Tenn., has taken charge of the Man rice high school. n OF ABBEVILLE AND VERMILION PAPISH We invite you rust cordially to visit our drug store which is now opened up and ready for bunMiess. We will be pleased to have you call at aiy hour of t!e 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 of of which are imported goods and all Cof which are high priced goods, but cheaperlin the long run. Such a line of these goods hasve never been received 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 fifteen 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-tive cents to four dollars and everything in proportion-spongues, powder puffs and toilet articles to numerous to mention. We want yofir trade. We cater to your trade. Give us a call. We will be please to see you. Respectfully; ABBEVILLE DRUG CO., LTD. R. H, MILLS, MANAGER Remember our line is complete with HOUBIGANT PREPARATIONS, which are very superior to Rogcr & Callet, Ed Pinaud and similar manafactures. This is sufficient to give you an idea of of the standard of ou.r goods. . i i iiii i i= I ii i'I iluiii • I i IJ POEITIVELY SELLING OUT OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF General. lerchandise Having leased the "Ne'r Hotel" BUY WHAT YOU NEED OF US AND SA..VE 3ONEY Appreciating your patronage; Respectfully, GASTON A LEVY MWsin RS, Abbevile, E;A School 'Board Proceedings. The board of school directors in for the parish of Vermilion met Saturday October 29, 1904. The members present were Messrs. 0 Bourque, P U. LeBlanc, F D Lege, George Hayes and A Theall. All oth er members were absent. f The minutes of the meeting of Oc tober 8, 1904, were read and adopted. The finance committee reported set 7leme nt with Treasurer had with him on the 25th day of October, 1904, which was approved and ordered pub lished as follows : Abbeville, La., Oct. 25, 1904. To the Honorable President and Mem bers of the School Board of Ver milieu Parish, La.: We, your finance committee beg leave to report settlement had this day with Parisa Treasurer : To bal. on h'd as per last report $ 6.340 11 Collected from J O Hebert on rolls 1903 .................. 95. 65 Col. from Broussard, Kitchell & 1 ailey, suit of J 0 Hebert 1,308 22 Col. from Johh V Calhoun, current school fund.......... 1,472 40 Col. fronm J t1 Aswcll State app. 1.441 0O Col. from rent of school lands 1,037 20 $12.451 60 Credited by vouchers and war rants turned over to F. C. and receipted for by them 11,724 67 Balance in hands oi Treisurer $ 726 63 Respectfully, 0 H 'BRYAN. J If KITCRELL,, Finance Committee. The Finance Committee turned over to the board vouchers receipted by them to the Treasurer, Eli Wise, in settlement with Treasurer, abo,,ve set forth to the amount of $11,721.97 and same were burned by fire in the pres ence of all members of the Board present. ''ha bill of Eli Wise, treasurer, forl disbursing $11,724.97 was allowed and ordered paid under rules and regula tions heretofore adopted by the State Board of Education which amounted to $243.74. ''he above minutes wore then writ ten up and read, and on motion of Geo. IHayes were adopted, the board then adjourned sine die. 0 BOURQUE, President. J R KIITCtELL, Sec,'etary. R. H. Mills. Manager of the Abbeville Drug Co., Ltd., is to well known to the' people of Vermilion to need any in troduction as being a firstchlss phar macist and as being responsible in avery way. Wln. Millett, after a 2-weeks stay in New Orleans, is again at his place of b:esoess looking 0. K. The Vermliion 'Teaehersc' A sa ciation~ On Saturday, November 26, the Ver milion Teachers' Association had its regular meeting in the Abbeville High School building. The first number on the program was a delightful violin solo played by Prof. Pate, which was rendered in his usual excellent style and was highly appre ciated by his auditors, being several times encored. Parish Superintendent Kitchell next gave the teachers a talk on the subject of the primary and the secondary ob jects of educating; a talk which was replete with sound reasoning and was very much taken to heart by the teachers present. Next, the accomplished Miss Ada Smith entertained the association with a vocal solo earning the thanks of the whole audience by the excellent and cultured condition of her number. *Miss Annie Hadnot, the proficient teacher of the LeBlanc school, followed with an able paper on co-operation of parents and teachers; a paper which deserves more than passing notice by both parents and teachers. In conclusion, Miss Inix Mazerolle, the well-known pianist, endeared her self to her audience by her highly finished and masterly execution of her part of the program. We, the members of the Vermilion 'Teachers' Association, desire to ex press our thtnks and appreciation to those who so ably assisted us at our last meeting. X Teachers' Association. The Vermilion Teachers' Association will rioeet in the Abbeville High School building on Thursday. December 17, 1904, at 11 o'clock a. m: All teachers, members of the school board and patrons of the schools par ish are urgently requested to attend.: PROGRAM. 1 Piano solo... Miss Sara Fortinberry 2 Corporal Punishment Pro................H A Hudson Con................ L L Bourges General discussion from teachers pro and con. f 3 Vocal solo.........Mrs A J Thomas t 4 The use of pictures in teaching- ' . ...Miss C Wischan Miss Annie Dorman. Ch'm'n, . Miss Ethel Palmer, Miss Hattie Sutton, Program Committee. 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