The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) Sept. 29, 1872

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The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) Sept. 29, 1872 - Stye fflalla picauunt - TRIPLE SHEET MORNING,...
Stye fflalla picauunt - TRIPLE SHEET MORNING, SEPT. ML 1879. ST. LANDRY AND ATTAKAPAS Southwestern Louisiana, Bt Landry, Lafayette, Vermilion. St Martin, Iberia and St Mary. ish of St. Mary : and seven milesfurt her tvteteroSnaof3 ajfoTtK raiT - "IbontTiO wSSmmSM wic Bay is the mouth of the River Mermentau, which receives the waters of the Nez SfifJr ftcr asss& ineseri vera ana iu f the parishes of St. Landry and Vermilion. From the northern boundary of St. Landry to the Gulf Coast the distance is arn line of the parish about 85 miles. The i f Attakapas has miles. Its greatest width is about 27 miles. nth of the leans. The northern, limits of St. Landry reach latitude W, near the The five parishes, St. Mary, Iberia, Ver - originally &3 from the name of a tribe of Indians that The paaseng Railroad arrives a Brashear City, from Algie; 8ag departs for fee Orleans Moraran Texas steamshiua. the shear City for Galveston daily. The steamers of the Attakapas Mail TransportationComany leave Brashear trevfe.' Franklin, Charenton and Jean - nerette, and at intermediate landings. They frequently extend their trips to St Martinsville three times a week, 102 miles from Brashear. Steamers frequently make trips to Avery's salt mine, on Petit Anse Bayou, to Grand Cote and Cote Blanche, for cargoes cargoes of sugar and molasses. The trips between Brashear City and the mines have been made in ten hours, a distance of about 75 miles. Formerly, cargoes of Bait were taken to Brashear by this rSteanaers in the business season make trips between St. Martinsville ami New Orleans via the Atchatala, Mississippi. It takes about nine days t i leave Washington twice a ;iLeUheefoCofn River and the Mississippi. Frequently a dozen or more small jobbing jobbing boats are employed on the Attaka - Vermilion River, Isle and the mouth of layou 8ale. They towing rafts of cypress logs for the saw mills, from the bayous across Grand Lake, and in bringing pieux and other split lumber from the lakes to the planters planters of tne Teche. Price's United States mail coaches leave New Iberia three times a week for teau and Opelousas, and tri - weekly United States mail coaches leave Wash - A coach runs with considerable ragu - laritv between New Iberia and St. Martinsville, Martinsville, a distance of nine miles by These six parishes of the i lands, e and draining machines, and may become the moat productive a the State. Windmill pumps may re - lieve the reclaii constant Jy near the gulf coast. And the water on most of the marshes is not salt enough to injure a rice crop until late in harvested. 1 bayous of this oounti menae. Numerous plantations from two to four feet atTMgnt andtall - sup! tnry. On the Mermei Landry there is plenty of pine timber, the fineat in the South for building pur - Pr2e natural timber, trees and shrubs, of Attakapas and St. Landry, varying somewhat in the different parishes, are Oo - Red, white, live, post, black, brown, scarlet turkey, swamp, bear, chincapin, water, willow, overcup, Span iah, myrtle, dentata and black jack. A$k White, water, green, red, two va - of'snmacaah 8h' nd two varietl iaku - mack, acacia, and three v we. ox iiouev locust. t sweet and tupelo. ar, silver and swamp, d and white. vtassas&. ack. shell bark, pignut and MtOnWhUelnd a (gumbo, ana wnise. jar house - trees st in diameter, ies to last a cen - Jlenty of cypres, w - Sfaort leafed, yellow, pitch and Hickorv - VL SffffitaMmn ?eah. black walnut, cotton wood, balm eyajgt yellow P0 cherry! Wary and Iberia, extenSTngroin a point Mriah o timber is from one to two miles wide, and even wider. This line of forest extends extends down to the mouth of Bayou 8ah5, on both sides, and down both sides of Cypremont. Atmii&ueuiana marsh and prairie meet and the On the side of this crooked chain of timber, next to. the plantations, in places, there is a heavy growth of gum, oak. ash, hackoerry, and an undergrowth of dogwood, vines, palmetto, haws, etc., etc. This line of timber, reckoning that oni.otn siaes oi uayou ai and Bay Cypremont, hundred and twen - miles in extent. Bureau of Immigration, in his report, from which we take the abeve list oi trees and shrubs, remarks: "Mueh of the upland and alluvial region, comprising about three - fourths of the State of Louisiana, is covered with the finest forests in the United States: and as the State is out up in every direction by navigable waters, the forests of pine, cypress, live oak, white oak. post oak, gum, ash, aud other valuable trees, furnish employment to getting out lumber for home and foreign trade.' parish of St. Mary, around Berwick's Bay and the lower Teciie, the highest land is but about ten feet above the level of the Gulf of Mexico. Near Franklin the highest bank is from twelve to fifteen feet. Near Breaux Bridge, the first bank is twenty - two feet high, the second bank twenty - seven In the parish of Lafayette, the Cote Gelee Hills. Beau Basin and the banks of the Vermilion are forty feet above the level of the Gulf. The general average of St. Landry is about sixty feet above the same level. The parish of Vermilion is about on a level with St. The highest elevations on Belle Isle, Cote Blanche, Grand Cote and Petit idrod and eighty - ' ' isiana. remarks f the - United States, Mississippi Bottoms, the Nez Piaue and Mermentau. Healthier by far than the breeze, well watered the scarcity f wood rendered of less blandness of the climate, and the traordmary rapidity with which natural natural hedges can h crown for fences, while the exuberantly fertile soil produces produces both sngar cane and cotton in profusion, continuing to do so in many cases after seventy years exhaustive culture well may the Teche country be stvled by its enthusiastic inhabitants, the ' Garden of Louisiana.' " Plums, figs, quinces, pears, cherries, grapes, papaws, persimmons, pecans. dewberries, May apples, mulberries, crab apples, black; and red haws, chincapins, strawberries, and other fruits, of less importance, thrive and mature well in these parishes. yearly in great abundance, and the mes - pilus, or Japan, lemons, limes, bananas, bananas, and pineapples mav be produced in the open air as high up as Franklin, by giving them little extra protection Turnips, cabbages, beets, and all other garden - vegetables and melon's grow well In these parishes. The best winter gardens contain large white head cabbages, cabbages, rutabaga and fiat turnips, onions. parsley, leeks, English peas, celery. gardens all back from the i whei frosts? way before the "In ', Irish potatoes to the value vwu.wu were snipped from Louisiana to the Wi e than $'.25,000 from less than ; Kathman's report in 1808. There is no part of Louisiana where Irish pota gent farmers in Central Illinois, aft of the Teche and " I have heretofore thought that Central Central Illinois was the finest farming country country in the world. I own a large farm there, with improvements equal to any in the country. I cultivate about two thousand acres in small grain, besides other crops: but since I have seen the Teche and AttakapascountryI do not try caiTbe satisHed to UvVSi Illinois.1"1" "I find that I could raise everything in Louisiana that can be raised in Illinois, Illinois, and that I can raise a hundred things there which cannot be raised in Illinois. I find the laads easier worked in Louisiana, infinitely riclior, and yield - mate on earth, aud no trouble to get to market. I shall return to Illinois, sell out, and persuade my neighbors to do the same, and return to Louisiana to spend the remainder of my days." rbyli?ve ot Pet nsyly ania? Tn" a survey which lie made of this country, between the Mississippi and the Sabine, raphical description of the State fifty j ago, says that he spent many years foot in the woods, and on the Attakapas beef without bread or salt, camped by the bayous and lakes, in the timbered bottoms and on the prairies, and that he dom1ckdat0all.e ThmaoldTnlab6nt8 who were acquainted with Mr. Darby when he was surveying the country in ;ing of the vast natural resources the State of Louisiana is brought into cultivation far from the maximum, four hundred thousand laborers laborers may be employed in making cotton three hundred thousand on sugar, and one hundred thousand in the production of rice. This population of eight hundred hundred thousand people would yield above one hundred and thirty millions of dollars, dollars, at the most reduced prices of the different products. When the elements "HaS'the" auKiived to go over the along the extreme southern part of the OPINION OF The editor of the Chicago Tribune. his 50,000 subscribers : . , . " If. by some supieme effort of nature, Veettru Louisiana, with ita aoil, olunate and production, could be taken up and transplanted North, to the latitude of Illinois and Indiana, and be there set down in the pathway of Eastern and of gold in California in theshadVat the time of the greatest excitement. The people would rush to it in countless thousands. Every man would be intent on eecurin g a few acres of these wonder - would bring from three to five hundred dol ars per acre." The depot and wharves at Brashear have lately been improved by Charles Morgan at the expense of over two hundred hundred thousand dollars. Mr. Morgan has nine splendid steamships plying regular - lv between this place aud the port of Texas. The largest of these ships cast over three hundred thousand dollars. The Morgan Louisiana and Tex is Railroad is in fine running order and well equipped between New Orleans and Brashear City, a distance of eighty mi Ies. The obi Opelousas liailroad, a continuation continuation of the above railroad, is graded between between Berwick's Bay and Opelousas, a distance of eighty - rive miles, or one hundred and sixty - five miles from New Orleans. The New Orleans. Mobile and Texas liailroad Company lately purchased of Charles Morgan the part of the N. O., O. and G. W. Railroad, and its franchises, franchises, extending from Berwiek'sTiay west. They commenced work on this road last summer, with a large force all along the line between Berwick's Bay and port is that the work is to be re - and the road completod, so tbat I Houston. Texas, before I are ruuning daily to Donald - ii theN. ().. M. and T. Railroad. ll distance of sixty from Donaldsonvilfo to Grand Rivi liies. No work Atchafalya and Vermilionville, i natoWaw 2Sa?W! Western Louisiana and Texas. The raUroaS tenyjMM leaves the foot of at. Ann street in relation to Southwestern Louisiana, must contain Poet Office rtMana. New Orleans, Ls , 8pt 2s. 1871 a dis - MAThe CU:cuTar.Kata the Com DribLt tr - M.;:.1114 - sis u i . ,u11,;;iV,j ,'aaU the chat M ititiXot ofou.6?1::::::::::::'. ::::: w!"6 New OrlealfS.! " " ' ' " " ' l j to NpIJtohmfiJ1; Giul Texas bU uujsIib!' - '?0 lib ll wick s Bs'Toankfl8' 7 olHea 'mver?Au"afaiayla5'car nlng In connection with Morgran'8 Louisiana enJornMaSatint" Nanies. Pitmnnciation. RitW. Breer1. ita - ia Cbentore Aa Tlcre.' - - - - ishrTeeg. PS:': p

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