Saturday, March 13, 2010

St. Charles Herald---14 July 1883 & 21 July 1883

On Wednesday evening Rev. Father Jobard tied the silken knot between our esteemed friends, Mr. Thomas Casey of Ashton Place and the charming Miss Lizzie Teichert, so well and favorably known in Hahnville.

Post Office Notice--Trains pass Hahnville Station going east at 6:32 a.m. and going west at 1:51 p.m. Mail closes going east at 6 a.m. and going west at 3:30 p.m. Stage leaves at 9 a.m. and 3:34 p.m. Post office open 8-5.

The piece of road fronting John Mongrue's place near Gassen's store is impassible. Last Thursday evening Mr. Baque's horse and buggy stuck in the middle of the puddle and it was with some difficulty that both owner and horse were extricated.

Bayou Des Allemands items--Mr. Max Trauth, our energetic section foreman and one of the best section foremen on the road, has cut the grass and cleared the rubbish around and about the station giving the place a neat appearance. His own residence has also been thoroughly repaired and fences, etc. whitewashed. Things around his place look as bright as a new dollar. It is said that the section under his (words missing) compares favorably with that of any road. The road offers prizes for the best section. If our friend Max don't get the prize it won't be his fault.

The schooner Maria has been entirely renovated and her external appearance presents quite a pleasing effect. Captain Louis Macheson is in command. He is an experienced sailor. It is understood that a party of Boutte residents contemplate making an excursion to the Temple,12 miles distance from here. The Temple is quite a picturesque spot. En-route can be seen gigantic shell mounds, built by Indians years ago. It seems strange that these excursions are not more frequently made. The schooner referred to can be hired at a very moderate price. A trip on her would be highly enjoyable especially during the warm weather. We have a delightful breeze from the bayou at all times.

Both saw mills are hard at work thus giving our laboring classes employment. A few more such enterprizes would be a great benefit to our community.

The weather at present is very pleasant. Our moss pickers take advantage of same for picking and drying moss. I think a good steam moss ginnery at this point would pay. Moss is very plentiful in these parts.

1 comment:

  1. I love the language used is this one-silken knot, moss pickers, bright as a new dollar.