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VOL. 1. Devoted to the Interests of Abbeville and Surrounding Community. NO. 44.
Phone 248. Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, La., Saturday, December 27, 1913. $1 a Year.
A. 0. LANDRY
Abstractor of Title and
All work promIptly, neatly and
Temporary office with Assessor.
D. L. McPherson
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silverware, Cut Glass,
Stationery and Cigars.
SPECTACLES---Eyes Tested Free.
Phone 106. The Store Next to the Post Office.
L. M. BOUDREAUX
Physician and Surgeon
Office near Court House
Phones-Office 275; Resi'lence 276.
District Attorney and Attorney at Law.
Notary in office.
Minos T. Gordy,
Attor.'ey at aInw.
A tes 34 @Ofice over amek of Abbesille.
F. J. Samson,
Attorney at Law.
W. B. White,
North of Court House.
R. J. Labauve,
Attorney at Law.
Notary in office.
J. O. Broussard,
. Attorneyt law.
Notary and Abstractor in office.
Kitchell & Bailey,
Attorneys at Law.
Near Court House.
Walter B. Gordy,
Attorney at Law.
Notary in office.
Greene & Greene,
Attorneys at Law.
Notary in office.
"Absence Makes the
Heart Grow Fonder"
Do not trust to your memory.
A good Portrait would make
the recollection more vivid.
L. F. CORRODI.
Mrs. Broussard Entertained.
Last Friday night Mrs. Penest Bross
ard was hostess to a nusmber of the
yonger folks, and a most pleasant
eaesa was speat by alL Those
peeseat were Misses SeLa Dansnil,
Camle Lelasnc. Iva Lelane. Villsee
"i ___ Mdith Oreedy, tkI D".laml,
St3smalard. t e kaLe'Man,
.inis r ... a.
Makes Rapid Gains.
Four weeks ago the report of
the Southwest Louisiana Develop
ment Bureau showed a member
ship subscription of $1211, of
which Lafaiytte Parish had sub
scribed over one-fourth, $313. To
day the membership has doubled,
and two parishes St. Mary and
Iberia, are leading Lafayette by so
a large margin that the Lafayette
directors are putting on t- strenlu
ous membership campaign in the
hope of .gaining their adership.
si. "i st
gain in both percentage and actual
amount, since the last report,
going from. $30 to $441. St. Mary
shows the next largest actual gain
from $160 to $490, but St. Martin
leads in percentage going from
$10 to $191. St. Landry has tripled
her interest from $50 to $160 and
Acadia has doubled her member
ship from $80 to $170 without any
specsal help from this of-ice.
The standing of the parishes to
date is St. Mary $490; Iberia $441;
Lafayette $333; St. Martin $191;
Acadia $170; Calcasieu $161; St.
Landrv $160; Jefferson Davis $151;
Vermilion $51;Cameron $10; Evan
geline $30; Allen $10; and Beaure
Reports from the - three Saints
and from Acadia and Iberia are
that they will maintain their posi
tions, while Vermilion is putting
on an active campaign to catch up.
The new manager, Mr. W. C.
Chevis takes charge on the first of
New Suits Filed.
4091-Sidney Andrus vs. T. J. Guil
bean et al., note; Greene & Greene,
4092-WVall Crocery Co.. Ltd., vs. J.
J. Martin, note; Kitchell & Bailey.
4093--L. Z. Comeaux vs. Denssard
Myers, et al., note; F. J. Samson,
4094-Theophile LeBlanc vs. Elias
Mouton, et al.. confession of judgment;
F. J. Samson, attorney.
4075- Abbeville Live Stock & Feed
Co. vs William D. Spencer, sequestra
tion; J. O. Broussard, attorney.
4096---Odilon Guidry vs. Cleophile
Langlinais, attachment; R. J. LaBauve,
4097---Merchants Wholesale Grocery
Co. vs. J. S. Landry, et al., note; F. .J.
Sams q, attorney.
4096---Merchants Wholesale Grocery
Co. vs. N. C. Broussard, et al., note; F.
J. Samson, attorney.
4099--Summers Lamber Co. vs. P.
L. Nagier, note; Greene & Greene,
4100---Alfred Baudoin vs. Gerard
Thibodeaux, at al.; F. J. Samson,
4102---Igace Lemaire et al. vs. A. T.
Gantresax, attachment; F. J. Samson,
4103-Cleophas Freerick. vs.Euphe
Hlebert, divorce; Iohn Nigier, attorny.
4104-D-r. R. C, Tercuit um. Theasime
Schemailder, exectory; P. J. Samnrs,
OGdM, Ieun, M. T. Gsty, geraey.
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Immergluck Files Papers Charging
Combination of Insurance Men
The following is taken from the
Times-Democrat of last Sunday,
under a Baton Rouge date: "A
conspiracy between Abbeville in
surance agents and H. D. Richard
son & Co. of New Orleans,through
the Fire Prevention Bureau, to
deprive him of competitive rates,
is charged by J. Immergluck, a
grocer of Abbeville, in a letter re
ceived by Secretary of State
Hebert. As a result of the conm
plaint the Secretary of State has
begun an investigation. The
charge of Immergluck implies
violations of Act No. 224 of 1912,
known as the anticompact law or
"combination to control fire in
surance rates in Louisiana," and
The perjury charge arises from
the fact that under the insurances
laws of the State agents are requir
ed annually, when licenses are
issued, to sweat they will conform
to this act.
All persons mentioned in the
complaint will be propounded
questions bearing upon the Secre
tary of State. The specific charge
of Immergluck is as follows:
"Jan. 13, 1913, I asked H. D.
Richardson & Co., general agent,
A New Year's
' We are offering our Winter
Suits and Overcoats to you at
Actual Cost Price
We use this method to show our appreciation of your
valuable patronage for the past year and for the year to come
and extending Holiday Greetings.
We give a Fine Clothes Brush free
of charge with every purchase of a
Winter Suit or Overcoat
Outfitter to Men, Young Men and Little Men
Woman's Club Social.
One of the loveliest affair of the sea
son was the anniversary of the Wowan's
Club, which was celebrated at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Maxie Sokoloski at 8
o'clock last Friday evening. The house
was most beautifully decorated with
holly, mistletoe and Xmas bells.
Tallies were passed and several games
of Anagrams were played and the first
prise was awarded to Mr. Frank Sum
mers. This was followed by a literary
contest, and Miss Roberta Young- won
the first prize.
An eleborate salad course was served,
and mineature Santa Clauses were given
as souvineers to all present. Dancing
was then indulged in.
Those present were: Miss Louise
Estorge and Mr. F. Morgan, Mis.
Gladys Perault and Mr.Frank Summers,
Miss Pauline Mizzi and Prof. E. A.
Skillman, Miss Lizzie Nettles and Mr.
LeBourgeols, Miss Gussie Summers and
Mr. Clifford Abuhire, Miss Roberta
Holmes and Mr. Lather Blanchard,
Miss Roberta Young and Mr. C. Dyer,
Miss Lizzie Lyons and Mr. Jack Mouton,
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. ere, Mr. and
Mrs. P. J. Smensoa, Mr. and Mrt. W. P.
_dwards. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Goklen,
Mr. ad Mrs. Joum Weill, Mrs. J. R.
Nettles, Mr. sH. Brgi, Mr. W. B.
Whi. aid judge Dodds, of Gulfport,
New Orleans, for rates. In reply,
dated New Orleans, Jan. 18. 1913.
Richardson said he would ,ce
pleased to accept tnv inllsrance at
the rate of $1.35 (ag.aiia-t rate
$1.55 as quoted 1v local agents.
which rate I was ready to accent.
It seems that the rate of $1.3,
quoted by Richardson leaked out.
The local agents got hold of it.
and they immediately reported it
to the Fire Prevention Bureau.
As a result Mr. Richardson was
compelled to withdraw his offer,
and I was forced to pay the higher
rate as dictated by the bureau."
The letter opened with a charge
that existence of an insurance
combine to fix rates arbitrarily is a
matter of general public knowledge.
Secretary of State Hebert issued
the following statement:
"I have been constantly hearing
complaints that insurance com
panies doing business in this State
are arbitrarilly fixing rates. I
have before me a specific charge
and shall ferret it to the bottom,
Mr. Immergluck will be called
upon to prove his written state
ments. The ease will be prosecut
ed vigorously by me if the result
of our investigation justifies it."
Miss Putnam Entertains.
Miss Annie Putnam entertained her
friends on Christmas, and a most
delightful time was had by all. T'hose
present were Misses Daisey Steen.
Winnie Corrodi, Anna Lou White, Stella
Primeaux, May Segura, rizzie Nettles,
Agnes Landrv, Elrita Broussard,Camille
LeBlanc, Lucille- Broussard. Maggie
Broussard, Maude ILcBlanc, David
Callihan, Kate Young,Bessie Flemming,
Olga Caldwell, Laurence Derveloy,
Marguerite Weill, Rosa Lyons, Opal
LeBlanc, Ida Bourque, Nona Broussard,
Mabel Young, Laura Broussard, Mr.
and Mrs. Clay Summers, Mr. and Mrs.
Perry LeBlanc. and Messrs. Prancis
Theall, Fernand Lachausse, Frank
Strickland, Emmet Putnam, Robert
Derveloy, Carlan Greene, Duas Hebert
Paul Stebbins, Carl LeBlanc, Odea
Boudoin, Loyd Broussard, Fernand
Dutel, Walter Broussard, Murphy Lege,
Theo Broussard, Leotard Lyons, Folyd
Edwards, William Thibodeaux, Loyd
Stansbury, Caecar Melebeck, Fernand
Montagne, Aubrery Guidry, Cliflord
AIshire, George Golden, Leo Simon,
Walter Gordy, Curler Lege, Theophile
Boudoin, Rcmy Broussard, Earl Golden,
Robert Young, Eli IeBldac. Jules
Prancez, Warren Bourque, Robert
Nunez, Louis Dutel, Paul Motty and J.
.Pay Your Pd Tar.
Russo Building Nearly Up.
The brick huihling of Mr. Joe
Ru-so is going rapidly ti), andt the
brick work is nearing completion.
It will be but at short time when
the new buildin; wgill be ready for'
New Fences Put Up.
of i:'. V1ert:
"': " ,,;t church
., ' -., and add:(141S lich to
t... .i . .. ailc of that lpart of our
JMerchants Busy This Week.
This week has been a very busy
one with the merchants of this
city. The people from the country
did more of their holiday this
week, than is usual. As a rule
holiday trade begins a little earlier
than was the case this year.
Fall Plowing Noticeable.
There i ConsidCerablTe more fall
plloiwingz !einWg (l4nc this, fall than
is., usually the case, and is evident
of the thrift of our farmers, who
are fast gralimg the tricks in
successful farming. It is the hope
that ere long all of farmers will do
this necessary winter work, and
reap the profits thereby.
Mrs. Landry Hostess.
Mrs. Oliver Landry entertained the
"500" Club Saturday afternoon at the
residenwe bf her sister. Mrs. A. J.
Golden. The first prize was captured
by Miss Bessie Flemming. Three cut
for the second prize, Mrs. Sere, Miss
Nettles and Mrs. Landry. Mrs. Landry
proved to be the winner. The guest prize
was won by Miss Marguerite Weill.
Delicious refreshments were . served.
Those present were Misses Bessie Flem
ming, Marguerite Weill,Louise Estorge,
Gladys Perault, Pauline Mizzi, Lizzie
Nettles, Bettie Rainer, and Mesdames
Felix Samson, Clay Summers, A. J.
Golden, Maxie Sokoloski, Maurice
Mevnier, Perry LeBlanc, Raoul Chau
viev, Leo Simon, Samson Chauvin,
Jonas Weill, Jake Weill, L. J. Broussard
and H. B. Sere.
Offered each day by
C. F. GRIMMER'S
I \1111 o :111) W I llI1i to 11 11 irw !1(1s ;111(1 i. ti 1 1.
Vishi5.i- :ill a I I:1ipy ,ind Prosperous New Yea.
C. J. CONNI X I
TIHE T.I'. I( )R
A Happy New Year
I our \\ilh to all of our ctti- . iIirý wh' have favoredl ,.
us with their hiu .ine d(urin.:L 1'13. .,d to all tho-c who
. will favor u.- durin. 1]'-14.
\e have chali c our I-ii-.i . ifrwim a credit to a c.a-h
svitetiI. in order to crve. our jatrioll at a big .av\ in; ilu
WV'e invite vio, to is-iect (or C',mlljlctc lill of Rul: .
Matting and Ifou ,ehlid furn;.hi;ng Goods. ,(i that we will
have a chaince to prove that our jIrices arc better than
- Abbeville Furniture Co 1m pany *
P. U. BOURQUE, Manager.
Give your next order for
Motor Oil and Auto Gasoline
to' The Texas Oil Company
ADAM O. MORTON, Agent.
All kinds -of Lubricating and Illuminating Oils.
At P. U. Broussard's Lumber Yard. Phone 49.
We wish to thank our many
friends and patrons for their
business in the past, and solicit
their business in the future.
Wishing each and every one a
glorious and prosperous 1914.
Vermilion Jewelry Company
J. Agenor LeBlanc, Manager.
Piano Tuning and Repairing
Also Special Attention given to Organ Repairing
All W'ork Guaranteed.
Will call immediately on receipt of card addressed to
M. J. DETWEILER
L cek ox 441. Abbeville, La.
To our many friends and
patrons we wish to extend
our hearty wishes for a joy
ous and prosperous New Year
C. F. Grimmer