Saturday, February 6, 2010

News From Des Allemands, St.Charles Parish,LA--1881

14 July 1881--St. Charles Herald Newspaper

     A visit to Bayou Des Allemands was quite a treat we indulged in last Thursday, in company with our friend, Charles A. Baquie, Esq. The day was spent pleasantly with Mr. Charles L. Hopkins, who is a most amiable host. We were the subject of many attentions from George H. Addis, the efficient operator at that point. Mr. Hopkin's saw mill is in full operation and things look quite lively around the bayou. We wish our friends success.

Bayou Des Allemands items--

Des Allemands is improving, the latest addition is the Creole Saw Mill, situated only a short distance from the railroad depot, on an island, making quite a pretty appearance, known as "Paul's Island". The saw mill is the property of Mr. Charles L. Hopkins, managed by Messrs. Torres and Peringne. These gentlemen are experienced sawmill men. Their motto is cheap first class lumber. In connection with the mill, is the Schooner Success used for delivering lumber,etc.

The old reliable, Felix Roux's Saw Mill is becoming, notwithstanding it saws a great deal of lumber for the railroad company, it also furnishes lumber to numerous schooners and luggers for Barataria, Grand Isle, and other points. First class lumber cheaper than it can be had elsewhere. Taking into consideration fair treatment and sociable disposition, after having dealt with him once you will be sure to come again. Who says Felix Roux, familiarly known as "old Pap" is not up to snuff, he is having built, now nearing completion, a store immediately opposite the railroad ticket office, when completed will add greatly to the improvement of our little village.  Mr.William Klienpeter, is a carpenter, a good one, too, but he complains that "Old Pap" won't give him a watermelon.

Miss Corrie Hoffman, of Bay St. Louis, Miss. has been on a one month visit to her sister, Mrs. Addis. She returned home only a short time since. She made a host of friends here and all regretted to see her leave. She has promised to come again this winter.

The Misses Fossier have also returned to New Orleans, but we hope to see them again before long. We regret very much to hear of Mr. Emile Fossier being called to New Orleans on account of his brother's serious illness. We hope it may not prove so bad and that he will pass the crisis all right. Mt. Emile Fossier is a permanent resident here now, his agreeable and sociable qualities made him a great favorite with us all.

Next week I will give you a genuine fish story. We have got the papers for it too. It knocks the spots out of that Boutte rattlesnake story told at Boutte sometime ago. Judge Friedman probably remembers something about it.

If you are not already acquainted with our mutual friend, M. L. Dasch, you should immediately do so and get a mess of those Livingston tomatoes. He takes a great pride in raising the Livingston species, to use slang, they are just the boso.

We had the pleasure of a visit from Mr. S. Lozano, representing the Singer Manufacturing Co. If the Singer Co. don't sell machines in these parts, it ain't his fault, he is a thorough businessman. The company ought to be proud of so valuable a man for their business.

We all take great delight in reading the "St. Charles Herald." So it is a welcome visitor and should meet success everywhere. Until next week, I bid you good Saw Dust. 

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I'm fairly new, as well, and have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    Keeping telling your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"