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nbbtumlle ýe.riional. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. SUBSCRIPTION ONE DOLLAR A YEAR. C. J. EDWARDS.............Owner SATURDAY MAR. 4, 1905. ANNOUNCEMENTS. We are authorized to announce the name of ERASTE MOUTON as a candidate for Sheriff of Ver milion Parish at the special election to be held March 14, 1905. THE OIL INVESTIGATION. Our Washington correspond ent, in this week's letter, calls attention to Mr. Campbell, the Congressman who induced the House to authorize the investiga tion of the Standard Oil Co. This investigation, which is now well in progress, is without doubt one of the most important pieces of government work now in hand; especially so as it affects the people as did the beef com bine. Many of the individual states, the most conspicuous of these being Kansas, Texas and Illinois, are having' independent investigations, in conjunction with the government's 'forces, and President Roosevelt. has decided to personally interest hiniself in Texas' oil affairs on his coming visit to the South, We can repeat, with emphasis, our correspondent's word s: "When the government starts the investigation, it will measure strength with one of the most powerful industrial and financial institutions in the world." Hot Springs, Ark., and Ngvr Orleans have both, during- the past week, experienced severe fire losses. The cnflagration in the former city consumed about forty blocks of business and residential property valued at somewhat oibr $1,000,000 and is. from a humane standpoint, one of the worst fires in this country in years, as thousands of people were left homeless after the blaze had subsided. The New Orleans fire loss, which totals about i3,000,000, affects our commerce in no little degree, as acres of 4reight terminals of the Illinois Central railroad were destroyed. However, this embarassment will belbut temporary as work on new terminals and elevators was be gun before the city's fire depart ment had finished their work. The decision of the Interna tional Court of Inquiry into the North Sea incident was rendered Saturday,. It supports England's contention that no fishing torpiedo boats were among the fishing vessels and justifies Admiral Rojestvensky's firing upon them. The verdict is considered a com promise and England accepts it as a victory. As might have been expected, the Senate acquitted Judge Swapne on all of the twelve charges found against him by the house. MARRIED. At the Catholic church in this city, Wednesday morning, March 1, Rene Pene and MisslAthenais LeBlanc. The happy couple left at once for New Orleans on a wedding trip" John Fleming, Jr., and Miss Pauline Bernard were united in marriage at the Catholic church in this city, Wed nesday, Mar3h 1, at 6 p. m. Both are well known young people and will continue to make, their home here. We join in extending congratulations. Dupre LeBlanc and Miss Norma Broussard were married at the Catho lic church Monday evening at 6 o'clock, Rev. Father Laforest officiat ing. Immediately after theceremony the young couple left for Erath where a grand ball was given in their honor the rsae night. Teaehers Meeting. Contributed. The Vermilion Parish Teachers' Association met in regular session Saturday afternoon at the Abbeville high school, with a large attendance of teachers and visitors. The association enjoyed some very delightful music given by Mrs. Samp son and Miss Smith. The teachers feel very grateful to these ladies for their kindness in assisting the teachers to male the association attractive and pleasant. The subject, "A Model for Opening Exercises in Public Schools," was discussed by Miss Thorne of the Ab beville school and Mr. Garret of the Erath school, in very impressive and beneficial manners. None failed to get: useful ideas from the discussion. The commitee on assignment did well in their selection. "Elementary Agriculture" was dis cussed by Mr. Safford, of the Abbe ville school, in few, but well chosen words. The interest of the teachers, who attend the association, increases at each meeting. ,Everybody watch the Teachers' Association! It is going to the front! However, this humble scribe thinks that there should be some way to force those teachers! of the parish who do not take enough interest in the educational affairs of the parish to attend and assist the association, or fall out of the proces sion. Next meeting of the association will be held on March 24. This will be the most important meeting of all. Come and see what they do. DIED. LEBLANC--At her home on Bayou Tigre, Thursday, Feb, 23, Mrs. Ovig nac LeBlanc. Funeral was held Sat urday morning from the Catholic church in Delcambre and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives of the family. STAKES-At her home in Perry, Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 o'clock p. m. Birlie Stansbury, wife of Walter Stakes, aged twenty-eightyears. She had lived all her life at Perry, where she was loved by a large circle of friends. Besiaes her husband, she leaves three small, children, the youngest an infAit ten days old. The funeral was held Sunday from her late home and the remains were buried in the Stausbury cemetery. The sym pathy of the entire community is ex tended to the bereaved family. Young Folks Dance. The last dance of the season before Lent occurred at the French Hall Thursday night. The weather was delightful and a good attendance was present. Pate's orchestra furnished the music and light refreshments were served on the stage during the course of the evening. The dancers were Mmes. L. 0.1 Broussard and A. J. Thomas; Misses Myrtle and Gertrude Sokgloski, Vickey Banguard, Maude Stebbins, Ads Smith, Clara LeBlanc, Maggie Faisans,Lizzie Lyons,May Thorne,Efte Labit, Betty Rainor, Nora ,Feray and Belle Nelson; Messrs. J. A. Summers, L. O. Brovssard, W. C.. Gilmore, Jonas Weill, James McWhann, R. J. Robin son, D. Silverman, James Lloyd,, Ran Webster, Ora Stark, Lastie L. Brous sard, Rex LeBlanc, Max Sokoloski, Albert Lacasse and Dr. H. A. Eldredge. Misses Genevieve Le Blanc and Oracie Feray served the refreshments. Candiastes for Sheriff Three candidates for the office of sheriff of Vermilion parish filed their nomination papers in Baton Rouge last week and their names will appear on the official ballot. They are Adim Beudreaux, Albert Hebert and Eraste Mouton. Mr. Boudreaux has chosen as his emblem an eagle, Mr. Hebert's is a rice bundle, while Mr. Mouton has selected a sheep. An earnest, vigor ous campaign will be prosecuted from now until election day. Tuesday, March, 14, as each candidate is making the race to win. A special term cf court will begin at New Iberia today to try Oliver Holmes, a negro, who criminally assaulted a young white woman on Avery island. If you wvnt to get the biggebt returns for your labor and al your ground, to plauntuythiug but FERRY$ SEEDS -the standard afte 409 years' test. They always produce the largest and surest crops. All dealers sell them. Our 1635 Neced Aenani iree on requeSt. o. M. FSane a oo. p57I01T, MIQH. What Will They .o? Up in Clearwater, Minn , merohants are evidently brought to competing with mail order houses. Some farmers in every,. part of the country, as well as not a few townspeople, willI persist in deluding themselves into the belief that they are makisg money by patronizing these houses; One . phase of the question is illustrated by the Clearwater Herald thusly: "When the catalogue comes from your mail order house, draw an easy chair to the table where the light will shine full on the page and put on your glasses that no bargains may escape your eye. What a wonderful book it is, to be sure-wonderful for what it does not contain as well as what it does. We miss some things we would be glad to see. Where is their offer to pay cash or exchange goods for your wheat, oats, corn, beans, butter, eggs, or hay? How much do they pay for cattle, sheep andihogs f. o. b. at your depot? How much tax will they pay to support your schools and educate your children, for improving roads and bridges, for the support of the poor of the county, for the expenses of running the business of the township, county or state? On what page is their offer to contribute money to the support of the church? What line of credit will they extend to you when your crops are poor and your money gone, when through misfortune or illness you are not able to send "cash with the order" for your groc aries, clothing, farm tools and crock ery? Where is their offer to contri bute to your entertainment next Fourth of July?' What did they do last Fqprth? In short, will they do anything to provide a market for what' you have to sell and thereby keep up. the value of your estate? Will they do anything for social, church, school or government support, or do they take your dollars out of the com munity, with no returns except the goods you buy?" Serioas Accident Occurs . Evince LeBlanc, 19-year-old son of Camille LeBlanc, met with an accident Saturday which cost him his right arm. The young man was working at the cotton seed oil mill in this city and was engaged about the linters, when the sleeve of his jumper caught in a belt and his arm was pulled into the machinery and wrapped around a spindle. The arm was broken in three places, twice below and once above the elbow, besides being lacerated, making it necessary to amputate the limb about four inches from the shoulder. This is the young man's second misfortune during the last few months, he having been badly scalded at Rose Hill Sugar Refinery during the last grinding season. The St. Mary Plantation, in St. Mary parish, was disposed of at sheriff's sale for 813,700. Special Meeting The members of the Board of School Directors for Vermilion parish are hereby notified to at. tend a special meeting to he held at Abbeville, on Saturday, March 11, 1905, for the purpose of de vising ways and means for'con tinuing the public schools in ses sion, and for the transaction of such other busin'es as mnay come before the meeting. P. U. LEBLANC, President. "Mardi Gras Rates Account Mardi Gras festivities at New Orleans, the I. & V. rail road will selllround trip tickets to New Orleans on dates and con- I ditions set fbrth below. Rate $4.40 for round 'trip. Dates of sale, March 1st to 7th inclusive Transit limit, continuous passage each direction. Final limit, leaving New Orleans March 11th, 1905. Children of 5 and under 12 years ,of age one half the adult rate. Ex tension: By deposit of tickets with Jos. Richardsoni, special agent, 204 Camp St., New Or leans, b)etween thre-hours of 8 a. m. and 8 p. m., no earlier than March 2nd, nor later than 8 p. in. March 11th; and paymelnt of 50 cents at time of deposit, final limit will be extended to make the ticket good to reach the or iginal starting point not later than March 25th, 1905. L. Bs8eecH, 'Agent. Election Commissioners. Clerks and commissioners for the election to be held March 14, 1905, for election of a sheriff for Vermilion par ish are ab follows: AT P. U. LEBLANC'S First Ward-J. Alcee LeBlanc, A. A. Leleu, M. Mestayer, commissioners; R. A. Broussard, clerk. AT ALPHE BOUDREAUX'S Second Ward-George Delano, Jus tilien Thibodaux, Cornelius Harring ton, commissioners; Claude Pullin, clerk. AT COURT acfSE Third Ward-L.' J. Foray, Adolph Brasseaux, D. L. McPherson, commis sioners; A. O. Landry, clerk. AT ROBT. B4UDREAUX'S Fourth Ward-C. S. Broussard, Isaac Andrus; G. Monthe, commissioners; John Villien, clerk. AT ALBERT FABRE'S Fifth Ward-1st precint-Alexandre Bonin, Eliasin Trahan, George Hayes, commissioners; J. F. Landry, clerk. AT EUGENE LEBLANC'S Fifth Ward-2nd precinct-Henry Sarver. Nelson Hoffpauir, E. B. Hoff panir, commissioners; Felix Morgan, clerk. AT CLEOPHAS VINCENT'S Sixth Ward--lst precinct-E. Smil ey, EraEte Guidry, W. A. Hartman, commissioners; W. D. Lyons, clerk. AT REMY TRAHAN'S Sixth Ward-2nd precinct-Delma Faulk, Joseph Meaur, Remy Trahan, commissioners; Desire Meaux, clerk. AT ERNEST BROUSSA.D'S Sixth Ward-3rd precinct-T. H. Perry, Nelson Harrington, H. Perry, commissioners; Joseph Broussard, clerk. AT KAPLAN Sixth Ward-4th precinct-Collinse T. Broussard, C. E. Comeaux, S. D. Broussard, commissioners; Ove Brous sard, clerk. AT JNO. NUGIER'S Seventh Ward-lst precinct-I. L. Stansbury, Joseph Delo:e, B. L. Root,! commissioners; George M. Der6uen, clerk. AT AURELIEN THEAL'S Seventh Ward--2nd precinct-Jos eph Theall, A. J. Campbell, P. Nama Bernard, commissioners; E. T, Park er, clerk. AT A. RAGAZONII'S Seventh Ward-3rd precinct-R. E. Collins, Polin Larlace,John Broussard, Jr., commissioners; Dr, R. Sagrera, clerk. AT 8. VINCENT'S Seventh Ward--4th preoinct-J. 8. Morgani, Theodore Veazy, Jethro Broussard, commissioners; J. D. Mor gan, clerk. AT GUEYDAN Eighth Ward-Ist princt--. C. Smith, J. H. Wise, F. J. Tounss com missioners; J. E. Fortler, clerk. AT ETIENNE BENOIT'S Eighth Ward--end precinot-John D. Hungerford, John Bresman, Henry Reese, commissioners; J. G. Laurent, clerk. OPHELIAS BOURQUE, J. N. ILLIAMS, L. J. BROUssARD. Board of Supervisorsa. Feb. 16, 1905. Election Notice State of Louisiana Parish of Vermilion f To the qualified electors of Vermilion Parish, La., Be it known, that pursuant to a pro clamation issued by his Excellency, N. C. Blanchard, Governor of the State of Louisiana, an election will be held in this parish on Tuesday, March 14, 1905, for the nuirpose of electing a Sheriff for the Parish of Vermilion. The said election will be held throughout the parish, at all the regu lar poll.ag stataons. L. J. BROUSSARD, OPHELLaS BOURQUE, 1N. N. WI.LIds. Board of Supervisors. Nomination State of Louisiana - 1 Parish of Vermilion J In accordance with the provisions of Sec. 61 of Act No. 152 of the Session Acts of 1898, as amended by the acts of $900, I, L. J. Broussard, hereby certify that the following nomination certificate for the office herein desig nated has been duly filed in my office, viz., Secretary's certificate .for the offie" of Sheriff for the Parish of Vejr milion, La., Political Dealgontion "Democrat", For Sheriff, Adam Bosulreaux. Witness my hand at Abbeville, La., this 2nd da of March, 1905. L. J. BRoUssARD, Registrar of Voters. The homes of Howard Burns and A, D. Graham, near Covington, were des*royed by fire. An Ordinai Ordering a special election, be submitted to the payers, qualified a& el the constitution and State of Louisiana, to ta. of the said tax payers Lion of incurring debt negotiable bonds the purpose of erectingand an Electric Light augi plant and Sewerage Town of Abbeville, ~s, 'and assessing a five iM dollar per annum forw paying the principal s said bonds. Sec. 1--Be it ordained byr and Aldermen of the To ville, La., that a eo held in the Corporation of Abbeville, La., on the March, 1905, at which shalt ed to the property tax pa electors under the co laws of the State of question of incurring debt negotiable bonds for the erecting and conetr-ud i.g Electric Light, Wate Sewerage, in the Town of La., and to assess and five mills for a period of, years to pay the prinbcpal ' on said bonds; the bondsidi and the tax to be collected according to law. Said to be incurred, shall be F sand Dollars (810,000) a tiable bonds to be lasqe shall run for a pedod o years and shall bear rate of five per cent. per tax to be levied and said bonds shall be fve num and said indebte currod for the purpose of constructing a system of Waterworks and 8ew Town of Abbeville, es.l be issued shall be nuambewg to Eighty consecutively, for the sum ofPive 500o) and shall dqe #md follows: Eight bondspay 1910; Twelve bonds 1915;. Twelve bonds pa 1920; Sixteen bonds 1l925; Sixteen boads ps 1930, and Sixteenbonds 1, 1935. Said bonds shall bupj the date otfhir repetii and interest,coupons shall to said bonds showla ing interest for each year, shall be due and payable J and thereafter annually. :.:i Sec.2--That ldspdealt be held under the electiea State of Louisiana, and a places established by las Town of Abbeville, La., ard to be used shall be pli lowing form: "For the tax and boad i Light, Waterworks and8 the Town of Abbeville.e. "Against the. tax and Electric Light, Watt erage in the Town of Sec. 3-That the Boardo ore of Election of the milion, are hereby re point Commissioaers and'. serve at said polling due notice of said a of the time and place of-_ election, and to make tlwW said election to the Mayor. of Abbeville, la., and t of state, and shall san mulgate theresult of said cording to law. Sec. 4--That the Corn Election sball receive the property tax payers of Abbeville, La., entitled td .y the laws of the Stateofof before depositing the ballot box shall endorse th presence of the *voter such voter and the amodbn ne of his assessed proi Commissioners shall make the number of votes and of the assessed value ot voted f r and against the bonds and the levying as of tax herein provided for JAs. A. Mayei (lEO. W. SUMMERS, Secretary. ATTENTIG Have your horses stm1 and cured of cornt forging, lnterfering, etc, byl J. F. CAR Expert He Opposite EwelUe