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Official Journal of The Parish And School Board.
S.VOL. XLIX. ABBEVILLE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY. MARCH 18, 1905. NO. .1 .......UDP,3BR~ r~195 N·1 ATTENTIONI tHave your horses shod Scien tiflcally, and cured of corns, contractions, forging, inter-, feting etc by J. F. CARTER, Expert Horseshoer, Opp. Ewells' Stable. The .Sudduth Fear g si inches long containing 13 nicely formed pears) iMarel of the S Age in Horticulture ,Never known to Blight. fruit young, annually and abundantly. -for historyland price list to USTINE & CO. NURSERY S NORMAL, I,,L. SCamyrna Fi Trees. Smyrna Fig in O0mmeroe) heonly Fig that is fit for comn purposes. A sample box of as (ried Figs sent postpaid ay a Fig' at Rome and : Abroad." A. Roediug, 87 pages, illus ,sent postpaid, 25 cents. te illustrated general nurse ague mailed for 60 postage. r Creek Nurseries, Inc. akhalp cn1,,tnl. $1000.o.OO. .: BEYaNxo, CALIFOnNIA. for the M.Iridi onal. On'y r nr SCity Southern ailway Straight as tbs ( Cw FPes" KANSAS CITY TO THE GULP PASSING THROUGH A GREATER DIVERSITY OF CLIMATE, SOIL AND RESOURCE THAN ANY OTHER RAILWAY IN THE WORLD, FOR ITS LENGTH 'iAoag its line are the finestlasd. suitedfor mwolnR5sImli aina Corna fl5Z .e Ozbo; for commerclal applea d peach orcmds,for other trais end bee Sh e; for commercial cantloup!, potato tomato asnd general tras farms; "orsuarcane jnd rie cultivation; for merhaantable timber; for raising males, oattle, hogs, shee, poultry and Angora goats Wrafe ert Infermatisme cemer5ig FRE GOVERNMENT HOMESTEADS ; ead d Y * s. d Iil.I LA dS. le I st sed Thebe Fs~oft uII Seek TH SHORT LINE TO "THE LAND OF FULPFILLMENT." wsUWZUDUr.y.,aWV. ale. i*gt.s @.e whU ,11 V.SS,..A., eatsmar , wa. psse mu, We. ? ma.aamssas .ase.nes~RnIg'3gsIs. ams <atv.U LUMBER BARGAINS To Everybody in need of Lumber: Come and see us-get our prices before you place your bill. We can give you better bargains than and body else. We have had a liberal share of the trade, we flatter ourselves that our customers in the past will be ours in the future, we are going 'to do jget as we say and we bglieve y'u wili believe us when we say it, andyou will be doubly sure when you get the prices by calling at our place of business. E. I. STEBBINS & COMPANY. S0 UTI7 WES TERN LOUISIANA INDUSTRI'AL INSTITUTE Lafayette, Loui8iana. EDWIN L. Stephens, President. Sitnated'in the beautiful Bayou Ver milion country. A State Institution of Learning, both Academic and Practical. and for both nexes Maanificent Main Bulding. 8plendld Brick Dormitories, Mechatncal Workshop theronghly equip ped. Fourth session open" Wednesday, Sept., 21. 1904. Write for handsome illu troted CUtaloflue to CHAS. O.DE.JEAN, Secretary. Established in 1859. W. B. THOMPSON. P. C. McCo~ W. 3. THOMPSON & CO., Cotton -:- Factors --AID--- COMMISSION. MERCHANTS, No. 808 Perdido Street, New Orleans, La. W. H. CHEVIS, Contractor and Builder Estimates furnished for brick or frame buildings. Dec 20. Phone 52 CIIEOL RESTAURANT TO THE PUBLIC. We ;have just purchased the Speneer Restaurant and re-pectfully solicit the trade of the peblie. Best Meal 25 cents. at all hours. `Hot Coffee and Fine Cigars. EHst State Street between Court House and Masonic Hall Respectfully; L. VALLE & WIFE. Profosssional Cards. B,. ý3 IA) y, D. i). 3.. Office in resid ence on Washington street, near Depot, ABBEVILLE, LA. Call and see mq for first-class work in Dentistry. Crown and Bridge work a specialty, Prices reasonable and all work ~naranteed satisfactory. w. P UWARD . J . r..arrNs EDWARDS & GRE;ENE. rAttorneys at Law, Office 96 State street, Abbeville, La. Hours 9 a. m. to 2 m.-1 to 4 D. m. -W. B. WHITE, Abbeville, La., Attorney at Law and Notary Publio. L. Broussard, J R Kitchell. W W Bailey BROUSSARD, KITCHELL & BAIL RY, Attorney, at Law, Offlde near courthouse, Abbeville. La. L. O. BROUssARD. GaO. W. SUMMeaus Zo promp;t and courteous at Tention go to BROUSSARD & SUMMERS INSURANCE A GENTS AND NOTARIES PUBLIC. Ofice Bank Bld.. Abbeville. La For Sale. A Dairy, paying $3,000 per year, consisting of 227 acres fine land adjoin ing the corporation, one 11-room house and hall, 2 large barns, 2 steel wind mills, 60 pecan trees, plenty shade and 60 good cows. Apply to J. H. LUTGRING & CO. Trespass Noesce. Abbeville, La., Dee. 5, 198. From and after this date. all persona save my employees or those having busi ness with me. are hereby forbidden to hunt on my property, or otherwise enter or trespass on my premises, under penal ly of the law.. M. V. LAMPMAN. RIP A S Tabules Doctors find good prescription For Mankind The 5-cent packet is enough for nunal oe casions: The family bottle (60cedts) con tains a supply for a year. All druggists sell them Physician prescribes t. for their most delicate patients -OLD and PURE. Per sale by J. O'NEIL LG, E. i KILL COIOUCH wAN CURE mu LUNOS D Dr. King's New Discovery ONSUUPTION. Price ZFOR *o GS.a** s &To 0 S Free Trial. Surert andi Quickest Oure for " a L THnO, T and LVI;3 TBROU. IBs, or NO)E1Y BAOx. .PCULIARI IES. PERCEIVABLE, In Southeast Louisiana-The People-The Land-Na ture's Treasures. Live Oak Plantation, Feb., 28,05' To the visitor from the North there is much that is strangely interesting in this Acadian Land on the Guff Coast of Louisiana. The countr.yin general is very level, with the highest land bordering on the wateir courses almost Invariably. There are two ex ceptions to this rule in Vermilion parish, and they are notable because of the names given to them and the prominence they have gained. These exceptions are singularly called islands, not because they are surrounded by water, for they are not, but because they are immense mounds, containing hundreds of acres standing oat boldly upon'the pearie. One of them is called Avery's Is land, and it is simply a mound of sol id rock salt with' mother earth fur nishing a covering of only a few feet thick. The salt is mined just as coal is mined in Indiana, and is shipped from the mines by the train load. The product of this salt is said to be the purest, as furnished by. nature, in the world. Before shipoing the product is prepared for all sorts of commercial uses and the owners of Avery's Island are said to have a "better thing" than a gold mine. The other ,Islands'" is known as Jefferson's' Island, because of the fact that it is owned, together with thousands of acres of the rich prairie land surrounding It, by Joe Jeffer son, the celebrated actor, who has made a wonderful reputation and plenty of cash by representation of Rap Van Winkle on the stage. Jet ferson has erected a castle of feudal aspect upon this island with a "lodge" near by the gateway giving entrance to the estate. A story is told by Acadians living near Jefferson's Is land that is of interest because it por trays a strong taino of superstition in Jefferson's character. The story goes that after 7efferson had erected the "lodge" he spent much time there superintending the erection and furnishing of the castle. Before the latter was ready for occupancy an aged Acadian woman who. had a wije reputation as a fortune teller and palmist, induced Jefferson to permit her to read his palm and tell his fortune. The predictions she vouchsafed .were never wholly made public, but among them she prophe sied that it ever Jefferson slept in his castle after it was finished he would die suddenly. As a result of this prophesy Jefferson has never s'ept'in the castle. Whenever he vidled Jef ferson's Island, so the story goes, he would spend his days midst the glo ries and beauties of the castle but at eventide he would leave it and spend his night at the "jodge." In the North and East for many years it has been held thlkt tle faith cure for diseases of all sorts wa. given to the modern world as a rule and guide for cte 'ofs~re ills that flesh is heir to by Irs. Edhy, and she is ,looked up to as the patron saint of this cult. The Aeadians. however, put to shame this modern cult of faith curists,. Iown here, re siding on the banks .of a beautiful b3you, lives qfaith cure practioneer who has inheritsd his powers, In di rect mal line from the days when the deported Acadians were fiiAnt leanded upon the shores of the Gulf of Mexi co. In this family from that time to the present, the eldest son, has been . reputed and received by his people, as a healer of The afflicted by prayer and the laying on of hands, and each son in turn has made good proof of the power thus inherited. In a con versation, a few days ago, with one of the leading business men of this l parish, he assured the writer that of I his own knowledge he had proof of the efficiency of the healing treatment of this representative of ancient prac tice in restoring health by faith aid prayer. The French people of this Louisia ns Gulf Coast, nearly all of whom are directly deconded or have large a.d mixture of the original Acadian blood especially those living in the cooupry, are simple in their daily life, paying no attention to thli dictates of fad or fashion; they are honest and frugal: they are hospitable to extreme-the cup of drip coffee, black as night and strong as Sampson, is invariably tendered to the stranger withing their. doors. They are self reliant and by their own libor they produce and manufacture most of their food sad raiment. They grow and spin their own cotton and wool; they weave their own cloths and blankets; they manufacture from the palmetto leaves their own hats and bonnet; they make their bridles and lassos from horse hair; native herbs fugnish them dye stuffs, the streams and fare-ts. furnish them with fish and game and. the gulf supphes oysters sad bard sad soft shell crabs; their wants are few and so easily supplied that they never rush or harry or rustle in either busi ness or pleasure,--Star and Demooiat F. A. A. Joseph Landry, Jr., one of tbse most prominent planters and esteemed residents of Iberia Parish, dsed at hles residence in Prarie Caron last Sundaq at 6 a m., of Pleurisy. The deceased was forty-eight years of age. The funeral took place Monday at 1:80 a. m. Interment was ia the Broussard Cemetery near, Deroten. The set vices at his late residence and at the Broussard Cemetery were sad and imr pressive. Rev. Falther Vanderbilt,of Delcambre, offiieated at the obese quies. Joseph Landry, Jr.,.wsl well and favorably known throughout the parish, and was a member of one of the oldest and best Creole families "O the state. His health has caused heartfelt sorrow to his numerous friends as well as his family, to whom we extend our sympathy in their sad affliction. lHe leaves .bereaved wife and seven children to mourn his amn timely aeath. Dr. A. Bloom, SPE 1IA.nzLT EYE, EAR,, NOSE AND THROAT, Will visit Abbeville March, 12 and reinain for46 days. The Doctor is well known to a great number of people all over the State, who have been treated by him at the Eye, Ear, Nose and Thr at Hospital of New Orleans. He conmes here at the request of his olfdpatier.ts and will in the meantime receive other patients. As his tame, is limited, he requests these who intend to coosalt him to do so at once, so that theyl -an secure attention while be is here. Office at Hotel Vermilion. fours: From 9:30 to 11:8t A. MI. and 2 to b P. M. ameowr tesrs Tausor' a`s. RrnRTl*