Saturday, May 1, 2010

Various Information from 1883

This information published in the St. Charles Herald, 21 July 1883

     We have received from Mr. Leon Sarpy, left bank, a fine stalk of sugar cane, containing seven well developed red joints.
     The water tank which was located near St. Charles Station on the Texas and Pacific Railroad has been removed to Davis Station, below Hahnville.
     Special attention is called to the circular issued by J. W. Fairfax, World's Fair and Cotton and Exposition, to be held in New Orleans.
     Evening bathing in the Mississippi River is now the fashionable sport and recreation of Hahnville's boys. Better or more healthy exercise, at proper times, they could not have.
     Hahnville needs a permanent doctor. Dr. Elmore, although doing very well here, considering our general good health, has accepted greater inducements and moved to St. John. If any young doctor, of good character, wishes to be located in a pleasant place and be satisfied with a moderate practice, Hahnville offers him the best inducements.
     The committee appointed to examine the accounts of the late B. L. Labranche, sheriff and ex-officio tax collector, and settle with his sureties made their report to that body on the 2d. inst. The deceased was indebted to the parish in the sum of $2,063.09 subject to about $511 due him by the parish. It is said that his indebtedness to the state exceeded $2000, which amount the sureties, Messrs. Rost and Sarpy, must pay. The sureties' liabilities amount to about $3500.
     R. Viterbo, Esq., the proprietor of the "Edmee", formerly Luling Plantation, in order to keep up with this age of progress, has obtained a new locomotive to run on the narrow guage railroad, lately constructed, between his place on the riverfront and his sawmill in the rear, 5 1/2 miles distance- for the purpose of transporting lumber and sugarcane from the vicinity of Boutte Station and beyond to be purchased by the ton. It will run on his land also to be of great assistance to him, in conveying his crop of sugarcane, nearly 1000 acres, to his complete and extensive mill near the riverfront.

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