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Mstablighed In 18e6. PUBLIP HEl) EVERY SAIURDAY Entered at the post office as Abbeville, La., as second class matter. Leblanc a Canidate, -lor Speaker Hon. Rom P. LeBlanc, of Ab berille. Vermtilion Parish, mem ber of the Legislature, who ar rived in the city yesterday on business, inl speaking about the proposed extra session of the Legislature, and the filling of the office of Speakership, an nounced lhis candidacy- for the latter position, Mr: Leblanc said: "I cannot see at this time where it is so urgent to have an exti a session of the Legislature at cny time between now and next Miy. "Any reform needed can be more advantageously attended to at the regular session in May than at an extra session in Janu ary. "January and Febuary are two months needing men of any and all vocations at home, which would in itself be quite a sacri flce, without considering the ex pense to the State of the cost of an extra session. x "'I am proud to say that the personnel of the General Assem bly of this State is second to none of any ini the United States. and there is not a single member in that body that does not look proudly upon the prosperty Lou isiana is well enjoying, and re gardless of cost any measure that will come before th'at body in May will receive most judiciously a careful attention and consider ation. ".To meet in January will mean ajsession of either ten of twenty days, which is a very short time to consider any measure, and par ticularly as the question of chang ing 'or revising the laws now governing qiarantine regulation. "No man or set of men, could expect or pretend to come before that body with a set measpres t lking it will be rushed through atl. passed, and when you spring up the question as, restricting their present mode of protecting themselves xagainst yellow fever invasion, however necessary such might be, you tread on their own ground and they most certainly take their time in considering any measure that comes up be fore that body. '"Oongress will doubtless.act upon this very important ques tion when it meets, and all the laws we could pass will avail to naught, should such not concur with those of the Federal Gov ernment. "Congress cannot pass one law that will ;neet the requirements of those that are likely to be pas sed in Mississippi. Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Teiss: but thr-se States can more or less enact laws that will work in har mony with those of the Federal Government, thereby giving ns more or less what seems to be so urgent at this time. "As regards the question of Speakership- I feel that it would be an honor for any man to succeed Speaker Snyder in I any position left vacant by his death, In his death. Louisiana list one of her noblest sons, and had le lived, the people of the a State wot:ld have had a primary c election law, of which he was tl.e father; and any man who muc- c ceeds himn as Sl:caker should fol low his policy in that respect. 1 s"Jl am considering the question l of becomiri:g a candidate for the t Speakership, but I have left it entirely to the good judgment p of the members. d "1he membershipof the House a is 115; and none of them will u commit themselves before the a proper time comes, and for that reason there is ino need to preci- c pita'e matters."--Picayunc, ci Death of Mrs. Marks. cc 31rs. Frances J. Marks, the widow oif Mr. Ferdinand Marks U and mother of Mrs. hEli Wise of ft this place, died Sundaymorni rg m at the home of her son-in ft --law, Mr. Clarence Lion in New Orleans, after an illness d which extended over several y( months. Mrs. Marks was known P4 all over the city on account of e her remarkable activity in all ie charitable works. - or years W ,. had beenI an honorar- ma- ca tron of the Jewish Orphans' Home, and had been active in many other plans for the relief of the needy in this city. In ad dition she had been a faithful worker in the congregation of Touro Synagogue, of which she had been almost a lifelong meln ber. Her death will cause pro found regret in all circles whelb she was known, and to tpe many to whom she made herself be loved by her many acts of kind ness and charity. Mrs. Marks was born in New Orleans Sept. 14, 1848, and had spent her entire life here. The funeral was held Monday at 10 o'clock from the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Clareice Lion, at Amelia and ('aronde!etStreetF. Her pastor, the Rev. Dr. I. L. Leucht, preched the burial cere mony in Gentilly Cemetery. It will be remembered that Mrs. Marks was the daughter of the late Dr. Joseph Bensadon, who was known throughout the city for the kany charities with Which he was connected, and who was one of the founders and the first house physician of Touro Infirmary. ri THE INTE RCOASTAL x CANAL Of This waterway, when con structed, will open light draft he navigation for thonsandscf miles I. from the navigable sources of the to Mississippi River and all of its tributaries to and along the 's rivers of Texas and Louisiana er flowiin into the Gulf; will con ok nect at Brownsville.with similar u- waterway that may be construct ed along the Mexican Coast, fae.i e- litating trade with Mexico; will at connect with similar canals that in may be constructed east of the Mly Mississippi River along the Gulf We have been publishing im and Atlantic Coasts; will' offer extraordinary service in coast in defense during time of war. ty Fhur million dollars is the to ae tal sum roughly estimated to r completely open this waterway and connect it with navigable rivers and bayous throughout W Louisiana and Texas Construc n. tion of this canal will open navi Id gation for the Mississippi River. re its tributaries, the canal and its contigious waters to all the es harbors on the Louisiana and sh Texas Coasts. It will connect g for light draft navigation the rivers of said States with such harbors. This waterway itself will pass near by immense tracts of vir h gin country that will thus be n made readily accessible for ly very desirable settlement and gn o a t productive cultivation, g thereby largely augmenting the commerce of the country. The great benefit confered on trans :t portation by its constructicn becomes apparent by examina e tion of the products, population and resources of the vast terri O tory opened up and joined by Lr the canal, through the means of - practical and cheap water com munication' A general state ment of the proposition clearly shows its wide importance and justifies attention and strongest support. S' TEP TAKEN BY EXECU TIVE COMMITTEE Acting under resolution adop ted at the convention, the com mittee made out a detailed list of articles received and forwarded $ by freight, comprising the princi L pal commodities of commerce which were considered suitable for practical shipment by water. t They were arranged in a list of over 100 items printed opposite blank spaces left open to be fil led out by shippers and receivers of freight. It was believed that every business man or firm would have records in such condition as to allow hills or ancounns to be gone over without an excessive amount of labor to make up an ' estimate of the quantities of the different articles handled in pounds, tons a or carloads as the case might be. Tlhe committee prepared these a blank forms in order to facilitate I the work as niuch as they could. c 1. We therefoer ask every person or firm receiving and for t warding the following cpmmo- o dities, to actively co-operate with us at this time, by figuring I up the amount of each separate c article, and tilling outthe blanks a left for came. It will then be c the duty of this committee toi compile the inforlnation and cal culate the saving that will be c nmade by the towns, cities and s communites whose transporta- t tion can be carried on or infiun- f ced in any way by the canal. I Give this your best consideration i for it undoubtly will result id l more money and increased trade b for every business. shipping will be facilitated and cost of a same will be lessened millions of n dollars by this waterway. Make your: estimates for the given t4 period carefully, so that the best o possible showing may be prepar- u ed, and a gosod start Us taken t in the cause. 'I he better the s work is begun, the sooner the w canal may be soured, saud great h benefits derived therefrom. Final committee report must he prepared before congrerr mert :, and we therefore ask you to give this prompt attention. 2. Please show the quanti ties of the following articles re ceived and forwarded, for a given period, say from July 1, 1904, to June 30, 1905, inclusive. 1 he figures. should be reliable. and as exact as they can possibly be made out. This will require more or less labor, but it is very important and necessary work at this time. It should be borne in mind that this information is to be used for benefit and untold advantage of every shipper and line of business. The different names of shippers are unnecces sary, in case persons or firm do not want to have the amount of their buiness made known to others, and this committee will, if desired, treat as confidential all separate statistics furnished us to be summed up into one general statement, Yours truly. C. S. E.'HOLLAND. Chairman Victoria, Tex.; G. J. PALMER, Houston Tex.; JOHN G. WILLACY, Corpus Christi, Tex., C. A. SU.MNERS, Cuero, Tex.; HUGH JACKSON. Beaumont Tex; ' C. R. KITCHELL, - Secretary, Galveston, Tex ; Executive Committee. Several thousands copies of the above circular were sent out and are being returned with the blanks filled in containing quan titles of shipments. PERSONAL LE [TER. SAs the most expeditious way of reaching all parties, a person al request was addressed to one member of the general cimmit tee, or to one merchant or slip per in every place, to secure di rect assistance of in each town or city. 'I hle substce of these letters is as follows: - , Tex.-Dear Sir-Under separate cover we send you copies of self-explanatory cir cular. It is very necessary to work together in this important undertaking, which is of equal interest to all, and we ask that you look after the matter in Please see that the -circular reach each person and -firm re ceiving and forwarding freight, and use your influence to get these blanks filled out at the earliest possible date, having them returned to you to send to us. Every locality should make the best kind of a showing tor the purpose. " Please state if lands in your section would be opened by navigation for settlement, giv ing acreage and for what suit able. Places not on water will be benefitted just as much by the t canal, on account of the effect e of cheap water transportation r and lowest rail rates for shortest t distance to and from the nearest water point. r Believing you will appreciate f the great value of this work, and s actively co-operate, we are, very a truly yours. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. y INFOERMA lION REQUESTED d OF MUCH IMPORTANCE. it I he' executive committee would like to call especial atten tion of all parties applied to for statistics pf shipments received - and sent out in the given period to the importance of having f these facts furnished at an early I date. A substantial report can thus a be made, tending to place the a undertaking squarely on its merits before the Government f support, and guesswork will be eliminated in basing estimates on actual condition of affairs. Following this plan, it is cer tain that a most creditable ex position will be • made settin~r forth the scope of the inlard waterway in its influence for great development and commer cial advancemenIt. The undertaking is worthy, of hearty good will and enthusi asm. The intercoastal camal can unite all interests for individual and general good. Every line of bu>siness will be helped by the opening of this great waterway. In whatever manner transpor tation is affected by saving in cost and by wider facilities, it will mean very much more money in business for producer, consumer, merchant, shipper and every kind of trade and + commerce. Its possibilities are immense. For lack of time the committee could not go personally to all shippers, and their help in get* ting figures was therefore called for in a general communication. But. every one is fully justified in getting up the figures for his own benefit, and should there by take an acttve part in this I project, the successful result of which efforts will produce so much profit. If one shipper should think t the matter uncertain or too far. off, or might feel there is no I use in ,his devoting any time or - trouble to it, or if one person should not act, thinking there would be enough without him and he would o be 9 missed, then he should remcm her that others might also fail to comply, in which case there would be no concert of action a::d the statistics supplied would b. umeagr^ and incomplete, thus causing the force of efforts taken at the start to be very Iauch weakened. Therefore it is very' desirable and necessary for all to work together. Replies have been made from numerous enterprising cities and towns, thus showing they are wideawake to anything which will benefit them, and they are thereby giving their hearty sup port, which if furnished by all, I will surely result in opening the intercoastal canal to commerce before any great length of time. Enforcement of Law In Iberna. 1he report of the last Grand Jury of Ibetii parish shows the existence of a peculiar state of affairs in that community and the prevalence of some novel ideas of law. The report says: We wish to call the attention of the Court to the cases of 1Emile Ribbeck, R. F. Derouen and Lucian Olivier charged with sel ling liquor without a license. There is conclusive evidence in these cases that they have also violated the Sunday Law. In the case of Emil3 Ribbeck, (flagrant offender, whose name is mentioned in the same con. nection in report of Grand Jury quoted above, as well as in the others), the District attorney has refused to accept our indictment, stating that we cannot indict as a Sunday law violator a person who has no license. We have read and considered the Sunday law and disagree with him, as we cannot believe it to have been' the purpose of law makers to so arrange that a man viQlating two State laws in not paying his license, et.c, should give him an advantage and protect him from punishment meted out to his more law abiding neighbor who has paid his license and has only violated the Sunday law. We ask that you order legal proceed ings to be instituted against these people as violators of the Sunday law. a Dr Young's Trip. d Er. F. F. Young, head of the g Fenwick Sanitarium, at. Abbe-, r ville, is just back after a visit to y sanitariums elsewhere, making studies of some of the largest. Speaking about his' Sanitarium at Abbeville, Dr. Young said that the quarantines of this t summer interfered considerably '1 with the business of the institu l tion, but when quarantines were raised he raised the American 3 flag over the building. and ever I since business has steadily grown, so that it is now greater than it ever was before. Though the in stitution has three times the ac commodation that, it had three years ago, it is full up. Dr. Young will leave for Abbeville this morning.-Picayune. We have been publishing_ im portant historical sketches of our parish for several weeks, but so far as we have observed none of the parish papers have made any note of it-Probably the editors of our parish do not. con sider its history of any impor tance, but they carefully inform their readers that Bill Snipe has been out on a duck. hunt, and that Dolly Gabbius is visiting heri sister Mrs Soriggin., and such like valuable info -mat io: . We-are certain that thl g;eat 1. ajority of the people of the Icrish know little, if anytLing Sf its hisfory--Perhaps tihy ('o iu t want to know any thing alout it. Probably the editors ki.ow best what their rc adejs 1 ke and pulnlish accordingly. Burned to Death Yesterday afternoon Mrs E C. Marshall, wife of the manager of Bose Bill plantation, was the victim .f a 'terrible accident. While staifding in front of an open fire place her dredb became ' ignited and in a momant she was in flamts. Before assistance could be rendered she was burn ed almost to a crisp. l)r. Bobt., J. Young was called and al1 leviat her stillerings but at 8:15 death ensued. She leaves seven children, several of whom were absent at school. The remains were taken to Oheneyville this morning for iiiterment. In thei terrible affliction which haIti befallen him, Mr. lMrshall has the heartfelt syempathy of the - - " , ~ Right Reverend Bishop Rich ard Scannel of Nebraska dioces Roman Catholic Church, excom municated all members of the church who attended the recent i marriage of Miss Ptitchett to I Congressman Kennedy who has a divorced wife living. Monday night a terrible storm swept the great lakes, two mil lion dollars worth of property 1 was destroyed, 25 vessels and a many lives lost; a severe blizzard prevailed at the same time over the northwest. SRussia is in the throes of a terrific struggle between anar chy, desire for popular rights and i the government. The mutineers · at Sebastopol have been defeated f with heavy loss of life. The j mutineers at iebastopl have 1 been defeated with heavy loss of life. tl'he number of workmen locked out or dn ptrike in the capital reached 100,000 and telegralhic communication with the interior practicaly ceased. Professional Cards. R. P. NELSON, D. D. S., ABBaVILLs LA. dzown and Bridge Work a specialty. 0il work guaranteed. OBice in pr;vate residence. W. 8. WHITE, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR At !Law and Notary Public, ABBsVILL,. LA. DR. I. A. EL).EDGE, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Special-Attention to Diseases of Eye. Office-Ides Building, drat door north of Veranda Hotel. • Telephones: Office 100, Residence . ABBBEVmLL - - LOUISIANA. I. B. 60BD!. Contractor and Railder, Abbevile, La E. F. PRESLEY, VETERINARY SURGEON Hospital at Ewll's Stabl. ADBnEVi.L " - - - LoUISIANA' R. J. JIOfxTAGlE, Contractor and Builder. Plans and Estimates Cheerfully Furnished. ABBEVILLS - LOUIBANA. RIPHIEL J. LAIBAIE, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW NOTARYT PUBLIC Room 14 Bank Building. ABBEV.LL - - LOUISIANA. Lastle lBroauard. J- . B. Kitehel W. W. Dailey. DROUSSA.D, .TCH.LB L AI BAILEI, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, ABBWVILL, LA. sflce near the Courthouse. Established-in 1859. W. B. TBoPso,-. P. C.McCor W. B. THOMPSON & CLI, Cotton *:- Factors UOJM~lhlSSON MIaJC EI'TS. No. 808 Perdido Street, New Orleans, La, i a· SOe BIUSINE3SS COJJE SOULI COfj3irbu a Yie &I mafa ý Eigheatofs OiaG* # di 3hm ý~a4 Usgifik Trainb ehsin MwIShr sevitbir as a ls. Awake, and losi, Re hi, 4Prvshinh AmerI COLLa. M 3 wns and Tsasseb the lin 7'l 5sib. sm het isusbr - 1015eal IO tic spsF tinroeT111ttae. 0. 3. FER~a Ce., Ds. I rstr~ O T: 0. -C, ~~~PD~as~ FSk quo7i~:·"""~.·"~ ~ - YOU ARE AWARE. qf the sudden rise of i 25 jer cent in Woolens t We have been fortunate enough in. Is therefore it will pay you to come our fall and winter stock while on Nn.ew Goods Coming in Da' _ SOur Ladies' Ready To Wear Hats .d Stauffer Brcs, Abbeville, La2 A PROCLAMATI -d .e by Santa Claus ,e SBeing anxious to distribute my christmas gifts to the good e people of this town and vicinity )0 in the most effective and satis in factory manner, I have appoint ed Bi.LEY's DRUG 8TORE. my agent for the Holiday season of 1905, and hereby command every man, woman and child to . go to this store where one and all will find those presents which they most desire: Where are shown my choicest dolls, my prettiest books. my daintiest china and most of other things * 5. dfiect from my factory in Toy land. I have charged BaILEY'S DRUG STORE. That 'his fees for these beautiful gifts sl)all be reasonable; That there must be presents to suit the taste and purse of every one, and they B have promised me it shall be so. My gifts will be on display every day and evening from now ý* until Christmas Eve. Don't forget the place:- BAILEY'S DRUG STOBRE next to Postoffice. N o= Sign: Santa Cla INFORMATION REGARDING ELECTRIC LIGHTS & F, 1. To secutre current rates the number of lights one installation, controlled by one switch. 2. All changes in location of lights after installat~i charged for according to labor and material emlo 3. Whenever meters are desired, the meter, wire, in etc.. is at customiers' expense . 4. Meter rate is 20 cents per killowatt Jour-equiva cent an hour for each 16-candle-power lamp. 5. All work is at consumers' expense, .and will be accrding to labor and material employed. 5. Fixtures, shades, etc., charged extra. 7. All lamps broken by customers must be paid f+t Fans are paid for by consumers and are installe charged for according to labor and material em Rates for operating fans are: For ceiling fans, $5.00 per month to $3-50 per month, according to v ber and location. Desk rotary fans of 12 and 1$ in at $3.50 per month in any quantity or location. . SenrvFe from 8 o'clock in morn sntll IB o'olock Light, Power & ffatg !arkh Go., Illinois Central TWO FAST TRAINS DAiLY ¶From New Orleans for Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, Cinclannl aSd. points North and East. ¶Dtreet conneelon wilth Soutlhero-n Padtll. trains in UuionStatio. ¶No, trIanfer nt. New Orlernrs. ¶Ifirst-elass Service--EuffetLt Library Cars-FreeL Reelining ~Claisr Crs-- i Pullltmn Sleepelrs and Diaing Cars-Meals A la Carte. For toll information, rates, etc., ,apply to Ticket Agents N. D.FlrNC Gs . P.. ~-- *- - - HfOUSiON, TI Fatende & Guilbeau, cornAOarIos IN Painting, Paper-IIangi Ilg, Furni" Repairing, Gl~zing aind all Oti Work in That Line,. . ..... Phone 35, Abbeville. La.