Victor B. Olivier moves to new home

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Victor B. Olivier moves to new home - a xor-rea re-, re-, pre-vailed. - la a...
a xor-rea re-, re-, pre-vailed. - la a man-of-war - few- Nash- . A NEW HOME AFTER ' -- -- NINETY -HAPPY. -HAPPY. YEARS ctaVoiiTiBT, XTrged lor His BeToted TaJce tul ? Affecting Leare v of His : V k ; V. - Old Plantation, . - T Paxtfaj From : Historio 8oe&e8 .. and To Spend : in Hew Orleans the Last Daji of u nistbrio ; : ,-' ,-' ,-' . . Life. '-'; '-'; '-'; - To leave . a conntrr bom, with mem Orlea extendlnr over no-Hrwl no-Hrwl no-Hrwl nlnas'on ta a century, . and' take up the duU routine vt iUB 1B .B DDJT HIT Willi in flnar nnn noise, - and never ceasing traffic, ' must D a wonaerrnl contrast. - It mnst tvn like entering a new life. Yet that change r uxnixa mux sunaay ny a genueman Who for th neat ninety veara haa lived on a little sue-ar sue-ar sue-ar nlantation 1 iba lower Tmmt I .m est. . . ... . 1 v"- v"- u vi ou nernam- nernam- pansn, wnicn CIS xsuier oeiore mm cleared, and where he himself was born in 18071 and ever sine n uvea, contented and nappy. In the (irre ana reverence Of a Iarr fumll, andl the devotion of a few old, faithful servants, servants, some of them as old as their whilom master. The parting from such old tiaa nna hard. Dnrincr th. . , . . l iue jast cen- cen- 1? ? . Ffenchman named Olivier came nl8lano commissioned by the king of France to make certain surveys of Victor B. Oli-vler. Oli-vler. Oli-vler. lands. He accomplished his labors and returned to his native country, telling hi friends and relatives what a fine country country this was, and what nne opportunities opportunities it presented for the thrlxty. He painted such glowing pictures of Louisiana, Louisiana, that his family determined to com hero and settle. D'firneville Olivier ws among them, and he b rough with him a ? stent for a large tract ot land extending rom the river to iake Borgne, about the southern portion of what is now St. Bernard Bernard parish. This tract was divided un into several sections, and-oarcelled and-oarcelled and-oarcelled out to as many pioneers, who were all re lated. Among tnem were x'rocior, iou-tant iou-tant iou-tant (an ancestor of General Beauregard), Le Cbevaliler Beggio, Blenvenu and ChevaUler Olivier. O'Brneville Olivier cleared ' a tract of land -wbat -wbat Is now known a' the Poydraa plantation and planted sugar there, but later sold it to Jullen Poydras, and It has been known as Poydras plantation ever, since, though It has changed bands many times since. The Olivier tract wae about midway between-the between-the between-the between-the river and the lake and comprised comprised about 1700 acres at Terre-aux-Boeuf. Terre-aux-Boeuf. Terre-aux-Boeuf. Terre-aux-Boeuf. Terre-aux-Boeuf. ' He settled there with bis family and began clearing the ground. - It was in 1807 that a son Victor Blenvenu Olivier, wa born on this place, and It is this eon who, on Sunday last, bade farewell to tne scene of his boyhood to take up life ia the city at the home of one of his own sons. Though 90 years of age, Mr. Ollvier's mind Is as bright snd clear as it waa fifty years ago, and many ara the historical event whloh be can recall with vivid distinctness. He can recall the clearing of the ground -where -where Poydras plantation now stands, and which was then owned by his uncle, D'Brneville OMvler. He himself helped in the clearing of his father's place and saw. it develop from a virgin forest to a fertile plantation, yield-in yield-in yield-in v a handsome revenue. Bayou Terre- Terre- aux-Boeufs, aux-Boeufs, aux-Boeufs, which now Is little more than a dried np creea, ana wnicn runs tnrouga his old place, ne remembers a- a- a big stream, on which three-masted three-masted three-masted schooners plied their trade. , He recalls with pride the visit to this country of the marquise de l-Axayette, l-Axayette, l-Axayette, who came here In 1828,- 1828,- and was greeted by Governor Johnson as he landed from his ship in front of the old niapft . There waa a.roval time on that occasion, and every honor possible was shown the distlngaisned Frencnman, wno had taken such a prominent part in the revolutionary war. The master of ceremonies ceremonies on 'that occasion desired four fine whit horaea to draw the carriage bear ing the marquis. Mr. Olivier, though a young man, at that time owned two mag-zCflcent mag-zCflcent mag-zCflcent milk-white milk-white milk-white Kentucky thorough breds, and so did nis nncie, tne unevai-ni unevai-ni unevai-ni Rersrio. so It was their horses which did service for the marquis. - Authorities differ as to who made the first sugar tn Louisiana. Mr. Olivier contends tnat it wss wcuuo, oiisiuacu by birth, who came to that section of Tni,iiM from San Domingo, and first extracted the juice from the cane, and made sugar, in eny:jn wi we present centrury. -He -He ssys that Mendes frequently boasted to him of haying been the first man to make sugar In Louisiana. Ths next man was Anthony Soils. s In 18H1 Mr. OMvler married. Miss Pauline Pauline Constance Benaud; and continued ia the footstep of bi rather, ro live t-he t-he t-he Ufe of a country geaoleman. He bought a .residence In? the city, on . Esplanade street, wben. the children began to grow np eo that they could bave the benefit F'm .Owmuirti Mlnratina. while be only Bald weekly visit to the city- city- Hi wbole fa f was - wrapped up ia bis plantation, and tbere be .uvea, ann n c av uwm umuces bad not changed, would bave died there,; When rho war . broke out. he was even tben . quite advanced la year, and would Hay Cast' XUS lot - Wto u" mot- mot- cause, but while a young man be bad sustained an injury to ble foot in a fall from a horse, whloh left bim with weak ankle, front which be has always suffered. The war, bewever. bad a disastrous effect on the vain of bl property, and of course took away a large xmrnber ot.Wa alaves.-H alaves.-H alaves.-H continued .to iiv tmere. however, trying to recoup bis 4ceees. Xn 1873 , b sold the ; plantation - to Henry Maspero, but. We oldest eon, Caesar OMvler, was engaged as overseer, and the old jrea-tlemamr jrea-tlemamr jrea-tlemamr loath -to -to part from acenea which n lovea SK wwi,i reunuur uieTe wtcn bia son.. Very . recently Mr. Caeaaj- Caeaaj- Olivier severed : bis - conaiectioB. wrtb the plantation, plantation, and - -that -that removed all further ex-ruse ex-ruse ex-ruse for Mr. - OUvier'e continued residence residence there, and bis eons residing -in -in the city t determined ; to , brtng him to their bom to- to- spend the deciinlnr ream of bis life.' His loving wife bad died tn'f loan, : vrt-r-iw vrt-r-iw vrt-r-iw vrt-r-iw vrt-r-iw , iit - tneir mar riage.- riage.- The golden- golden- wedding was celebrated celebrated with great eclat by -the -the family in 1881- 1881- Of twelve children, only five live, four son Caeear, Paul, Benjamin and Jo-lea Jo-lea Jo-lea and one daughter, . Mrs. W. II Vriedenbwrfrti. It was to Mr. Ben Olirler'a bone that be went. . When the news of his Intended departure from the old plantation was spread, there was universal regret- regret- Many of the ne-rroes ne-rroes ne-rroes on the place had formerly been tig t.avcj tai i- i- y. IjtcI ti:r Liii'cU nas- nas- i" rr U: Lj Li Ho! Cuch cures co Mr. rcsu!t of tho bect r.'Iodlcal i In f us of or their euro,",:-.. euro,",:-.. euro,",:-.. ".-jer. ".-jer. ".-jer. w - -.- -.- -.- ' ;Tbe treatment of the Copeland : Medical f yar;aA been so snccefisf al in' caring the f.-thbest: f.-thbest: f.-thbest: becauseit'is the surest. No sacceaafol .application, make; the Copeland lonMondayV June' i'.UrJ GorgjlaJ the Copeland vMedloal Institute and made the following voluntary; statement j- j- UB.-GDOBOB UB.-GDOBOB UB.-GDOBOB MABSTTALL, y ; "About" six ' years ago ll waa suddenly taken by a . severe spell, of srstbma and caUrrh v of the lungs, which - followed a severe cold. -The -The trouble constantly grew worse, and from "a strong,' healthy; ma I, gradually i grew A- A- weaker and i.weaker, until I was unfitted for any kind of -work. -work. "During tbe' six years of my illness I employed at least six -skillful -skillful physicians, but. In spite of their conscientious efforts In my behalf jny case grew worse. . - Tw zaontba r awgo, ru xnee dead tbavm alive . without hope-1 hope-1 hope-1 began myO eeeoeeeee rTTTTTTTTTTl m 1 TXxiX j STAXJFFER, Jriao ter. When tbe hour - for the . deoarture arrived, fully a hundred of them assem bled at the depot to bid bim cood-by. cood-by. cood-by. He was very much overcome, but managed to say a few words to them. - T mm Luv4n .jvn )1 ..U 4a -out -out i wm tajte along witn -me -me a una remembrance of every one of yon. - '- '- - Many of the older darkles cried aloud. One decrepit, old man, called Nick, who is Just three daya older than Mr. . Olivier, and who as a boy was bis slave, took the parting very hard. He straightened him self up, however, and remarked:- remarked:- "The oia oaics bave faoed away, and now the old landmark Is gone, too." The parting between the. aged master rand hi old, devoted - skives was a most affecting one, and when the train pulled out Mr. Olivier looKea longingly towaras the scenes which marked every important eoocb m bis tons- tons- life, bade them a aad . farewell andr re- re- signea mm self to tbe love end affection of his devoted children. ; -, -, , Mr. Olivier prides himself on the fact that he has been a reader of the Picayune ever since its nrex. issue.- issue.- ae even now has one of tne first copies of the paper. no says uui ne ana mar. - .turner, the engineer engineer who Mid out the route for the Mexican Mexican Gulf Railroad mow tbe Southern). were the -two -two first .regular subscribers of tne paper. The Vanderbilt Clinic Of tta COLLEGE of PHYSICIAMS tat SUS-GE0MS:of SUS-GE0MS:of SUS-GE0MS:of HEW YORXV TaroiigB Iti Eminent Phjtlolan, Dr. Frank t UUItr, MiWlTKESSlM Suit OF.THs;: . 1. : j Mineral Springs'Md .v: Hotel Company, Ltd., In the First District Court of New. Orleans, Orleans, vs. E. J. Hart & answer to I nte rrogatory number five, says:.: ! sheald most certainly say that there la NO WATER that compares with the STAFPOED UINBEiLSPBINOB WATEK . ia GKNEBAL- GKNEBAL- D6KFCiJfESS. ' and It seems to bs slmoet a SPECIFIO for MEPHKITIO OISKASKS aad VESICAL. ' ; IHBITATIOJiS. Th. manner tn which 1 KEXJEVE3 ALBUMIN DKXA BOUDKSa a ths MARVKLOTJs. - .. .. . T; FRANK E. MTtXKS, U, T- T- f ' , 4 SUBSCRIBED and SWORN to bafor ras thU 80th day ef March. 1885. : -.A -.A - WM. H.MORAXES,': : ' ' Itstsry Pablle, . Klnsa County. Osrtifieats aisd in New Tork eonatyr .' STAFFORD K1KERAL SPRINGS WATE1 corse BRISHT'S DISEASE,. DIABETES, aad sthsr 0ls saass ef ths KIDNEYS; BLAOSEB sad STOMACH. .: task for the RED HEABT.Trtos Mark sad avoid IMrrAHONS.. ; ' ;v The Stafford Mlneraf Springs , and Hotal Ca.! . --.T. --.T. --.T. 0slyDspofc4l4. 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Clipped from The Times-Picayune29 Jun 1897, TuePage 12

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)29 Jun 1897, TuePage 12
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