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From the Lafayette Advertiser of July 13th, 1904:


The numerous accidents at the Power House, with their attendant inconvenience and discomfort, emphasize the fact that duplicate dynamos and engines should be installed just as soon as the Council can figure out a way for paying for them.

 The dynamo and engine we have now, have been in continuous service for over seven years and considering that they are both high speed machines and the dynamo necessarily a very delicate piece of mechanism, it is not to be wondered at that break down occur. They are bound to occur, and the only way in which good service can be secured is to have two sets, one to relieve the other; and then in case of an accident we won't be left in darkness.

 The City is not now in a financial condition to install duplicates; but the purpose may be kept in view and some step taken to accomplish it, it not this year, then next, or as soon as possible. We will never have a satisfactory light service until this is done. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.

Large Refrigerator Ordered. 

J. Doucet, who recently opened a meat market in the building formerly occupied by the Castel Bakery, has ordered a large meat refrigerator 5 x 6 feet and 10 feet high. Mr. Doucet has a clean, neat looking market which is nicely fitted up. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.

 Ice Cream Festival.
 Lafayette Lodge No. 91, Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, will give an ice-cream festival at Parkerson's Grove Monday evening, July 25, at half past seven. The Sontag Military Band will be present and give one of their delightful concerts. A small fee of ten cents will be charged. The public is cordially invited.Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.

A Book-Keeper Employed.
 In order to meet the requirements of their greatly increased business, the Vordenbaumen Lumber Co., Ltd., has secured the services of A. E. Gauthier as book-keeper. Mr. Gauthier is a son-in-law of judge Galbert Bienvenue, and has been an employee of the Billeaud Mercantile Co., of Broussard, for the past seven years, He will move his family here in a few days.

 The Advertiser extends Mr. Gauthier a warm welcome and is sure he will find Lafayette a pleasant place to live.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.

A Handsome Office.
 Judge Julian Mouton's law office on the south side of the court house square is completed and occupied. Judge Mouton has certainly kept his promise as to erecting a modern office building. It is 32 x 32 feet square built of brick with a handsome imitation stone front. Inside it is comfortably divided into an entry half and two rooms, the larger extending the full length of the building. A four foot wainscotting extends around the walls which are plastered in white. The rooms are light and airy and look very inviting. The office does credit to the Judge's taste and progressive spirit.

 Judge Mouton shares his office with his brother, Jerome Mouton, with whom he has recently formed a partnership, and with his father, Judge C. H. Mouton. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.

 A mild sensation was sprung Monday morning by the marriage at Carencro of Miss Marcelle Blot and Manager W. B. Parker, of the Cumberland Telephone and Telegraph Company, Rev. Father Gremaud officiated. In order to forestall parental objections the couple had been quietly united Saturday evening by an Iberia magistrate. The bride is the winsome daughter of Gaston Blot, of Carencro, and graduated at the last session of the Industrial Institute, winning the Julian Mouton gold medal for debate. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.


For the Construction of an Iron Bridge Over Bayou Vermilion at D. O. Broussard Ferry.

Friday the Police Jury and Capt. J. C. Buchanan and F. G. Mouton, appointed on the committee to confer with a committee from the Police Jury of Vermilion parish, met at the court house with the Vermilion parish committee composed of Messrs. Jas. Williams, Ernest Broussard and Sidney Andrus to open bids for the construction of an iron bridge across Vermilion bayou at the D. O. Broussard crossing. Ten bids were submitted. It was decided to award the contract to E. P. Alsbury, of Houston, Tex., at $5,490. The Jury and committees met again Saturday morning and the Jury authorized President Billeaud, and Messrs. Spell and Connolly to sign contract on the part of Lafayette parish. Messrs. J. E. Kee, of this parish and Jas. Williams, of Vermilion, were designated by a unanimous vote to superintend the construction of the bridge at a salary of three dollars per day leaving it to their discretion as to how often it would be necessary for them to inspect the work. The Jury and committees then adjourned. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.

Band Concert.

 The Sontag Band Concert Friday night was as usual, delightful. Mr. Scott Heywood's solos on the cornet were particularly fine. A fair crowd was present but a larger one should present next Friday night. An unusually good program will be rendered. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.

Admitted to the Bar.
[From the Franklin Watchman.]

 Messrs. Raphael J. Labauve and J. Gabriel Martel, two promising young men, worthy sons of noble sires, were admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court last Monday after a most rigid examination by that tribunal. Both young men passed through the ordeal and came out wearing the glories of victory. Mr. Labauve was born on February 17, 1879, and is a grand nephew of Judge Zenon Labauve, a justice of the Supreme Court. He attended the public schools of Vermilion parish and graduated in 1897, and taught school in Lafayette, Vermilion and St. Mary. He read law in the office of Hon. P. Sigur here and was an apt and industrious student. He will practice in Vermilion parish.

 Mr. Martel was born in Charenton twenty-one years ago and is the eldest son of Mr. J. Sully Martel and Margnerite Brownson; attended St. Anthony school in Franklin, and studied law in his father's office.

 Our congratulations are extended to both young men, and we hope they will carve out for themselves an admiration among their fellows as bright as their start in life. Lafayette Advertiser 7/12/1904.

Year 1907 - Pictured back row -  left to right Raphael J. LaBauve and Walter J. LeBlanc. Middle row - left to right Leon Feray, Romain Francez, A. M. Smith, Robert Addison, Rex LeBlanc, Felix J. Sampson, Athanus Meaux, Simonet LeBlanc & Ovey Broussard. Seated left to right Avery Theall, A. O. Landry and Adam Boudreaux.

 1897 pictured published in a 1907 calendar from The First National Bank of Abbeville.

New Legal Firm.

 We call to the attention to the card which appears elsewhere, of Judge Julian Mouton and Mr. Jerome Mouton, who have formed a partnership for the practice of law. Judge Mouton has just closed a term as circuit judge, in which position he won the highest praise from the bars of the parishes in which he held court. Mr. Jerome Mouton is a rising young lawyer who is steadily making his way upward in his profession. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.

 Jean A. Begnaud Appointed.

 Jean A. Begnaud has been appointed police juror for ward one in place of J. R. Davis, who was elected, but resigned, being unable to qualify on account of a technicality. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.  

Good Spirits.

 Good spirits don't all come from Kentucky. The main source is the liver - and all the fine spirits ever made in the Blue Grass State could not remedy a bad liver or the hundred-and-one ill effects it produces. You can't have good spirits and a bad liver at the same time. Your liver must be in fine condition if you would feel buoyant, happy and hopeful, bright of eye, light of step, vigorous and successful in your pursuits. You can put your liver in fine condition by using Green's August Flower - the greatest of all medicines for the liver and stomach and a certain cure for dyspepsia or indigestion. It has been a favorite household remedy for over thirty-five years. August Flower will make your live healthy and active and thus insure you a liberal supply of "good spirits." Trial size, 25c; regular bottles, 75c. For sale by Lafayette Drug Co. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.       


Can Be of No Advantage.

 The section of the Parish Executive Committee Saturday in ordering a primary for August 16 to nominate an assessor and members of the School Board to be recommended to Governor Blanchard for appointment, appears to us to be rather late and ill advised, particularly, as in all probability, those officers will be appointed and receive their commissions before that date arrives. And if not, Governor Blanchard will hardly consent to appoint the nominees because.

 First, he does not believe in election of assessors and members of the school boards.

 Second, the Legislature has just sustained his position by refusing to pass a bill for the election of assessors and members of school boards, showing, if the Legislature be a representative body, that a majority consider appointment preferable in these two instances. Besides, Governor Blanchard, when a candidate refused to promise to appoint nominees of the primary for these special offices, although repeatedly urged to do so. He was elected by a big majority notwithstanding his position in this matter, and is therefore doubtless right in assuming that a majority of the people endorse his stand for appointive school boards, in which assumption the action of the Legislature sustains him.

 Third, in regard to the school board specially, Supt. Aswell is directly opposed to election as shown by his opposition before the Legislative committee, and his stand on this subject would naturally have due weight with the Governor, who has declared that he believes Mr. Aswell to be an able man and specially fitted for the office he holds and that he did not intend to interfere with Mr. Aswell's educational plans. The situation being as it is, it seems useless to hold a primary as it certainly can be of no practical advantage. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.


Games Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Local Diamond.

 Friday and Saturday Lafayette played Welsh on the local diamond and both games were good. The first day Welsh won by a score of 4 to 2. Saturday the game resulted 5 to 3, again in favor of Welsh, but was closed in the fifth inning to allow the Welsh boys to catch the 5 p. m. train home. The chances are that had the game been played to a finish Lafayette would have won. Pilette and New Iberia occupied the diamond Sunday and played to a fine crowd. The game started off all in favor of Pilette but at last New Iberia changed pictures and the game from then on was interesting. The score stood 10 to 1 favor of Pilette.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.

 Meeting of Presbytery.

 A call meeting of the Presbytery for this district met Thursday morning at eleven o'clock at the Presbyterian church to receive as candidates for the ministry George Thompson, of the Atchafalaya church, and Louis E. Gravet of of the First French Presbyterian church of Calcasieu. Both young men after examination were received. The following ministers and elders were present: Dr. J. W. Allison, Lake Charles; Dr. Chas. Herron, Crowley; Rev. B. L. Price, Alexandria; Rev. F. E. Roger and Elder A. A. Morgan, Lafayette; Elder Gordon, of Atchafalaya.

 The two accepted candidates will not enter into the ministry until they have taken a course at a theological seminary, which they will begin in the fall. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.

In Session at Industrial Institute Auditorium - Interesting Discussions Daily.

 The Institute for the parish of Lafayette met at the Industrial School Monday morning, with Supt. L. J. Alleman and Miss Agnes Morris, of the State Normal School, as conductors.

 There were thirty-five teachers and several visitors present.

 The Institute was opened by singing America, after which Dr. Stephens in a short, but pointed talk welcomed the Institute to the Industrial. Mr. Alleman then outlined briefly the work to be done during the week. He said that the teachers were there to give and receive inspiration and suggestions rather than for doing academic work; that the teacher who had no interest and no school problems or troubles would get nothing from the work; that each would receive help and inspiration from the work in proportion to what he put into it; that the teachers should set aside all formality and reserve, and prepare for five full days work as required by the State.

 Following Mr. Alleman's talk was an address by Miss Morris who said "Did you ever feel that you were quite glad you are living? To feel that way is really worth while. I have been feeling that way for six weeks, ever since beginning Institute work. There are many reasons why we, as teachers, should feel so; for the outlook is now brighter than at any time in the past. There is great hope for those who are willing to give up to the world the next twenty-five years in real service. Now is the critical period in the public school system of Louisiana and of the South. Sentiment favors education; the law makers at Baton Rouge have done a great deal for the schools of the State, and now to prevent a reaction in public opinion all true teachers should put forth their best efforts to realize what is expected of the schools. Now is the best time in the history of Louisiana to do real self-sacrificing service for the State.

 The teacher should have a conscious idea of service to the State, to the children, and that, in a large measure, leaves one's self out. A greater professional spirit should prevail, and teachings should become a real profession to be regarded as such by teachers and the public.

 Her address was full of thought, food and inspiration.

 The lessons have been interesting and profitable, especially for those whose duty it is to continue teaching through the summer.

 Miss Morris will address the Ladies' Club to-day.

 There will be an open meeting Thursday evening at 8:30, at the Industrial, the addresses to be made by Miss Morris and Dr. G. A. Martin. Music will be furnished by local talent.

 On Friday morning there will be a Mother's Meeting, at which it is expected all the mothers in town will be present.

 The Institute will be addressed the same day by Supt. J. B. Aswell.

 The public is cordially invited to attend any and all meetings, especially the Specials. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904. 


 We respectfully beg to suggest to the City Council for consideration at their next meeting.

 That a number of people fail to give proper attention to their closets and premises, much to the detriment and health of the community.

 That in disregard of the stock law horses and cattle are allowed to run loose in different parts of the town to the annoyance of the residents near by.

 That the gutters on Jefferson and Pierce streets are clogged up allowing water to stand in them to the discomfort of people doing business on those streets.

 That tin cans, old shoes, glass bottles and other refuse are thrown in the streets, which not only do not add to the beauty of the streets, but are a danger to horses and a constant source of expense to bicycle riders.

 That a number of people keep dogs which run out and bark at passersby and threaten to bite them, which is not only very disagreeable but may result seriously.

 And that many sidewalks and ditches about town are covered with grass and weeds and need shave worse than a Populist orator. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904. 


 M. Billeaud, Jr. Elected President and Resolution Ratifying Acts of First Meeting Passed.

 Considerable Attention Given the Public Roads.

 Contract Made With Sheriff Lacoste at $5,900.

 Cement Walk Around Court House Square.

 The Police Jury met promptly at ten o'clock Thursday morning with all present. Immediately upon assembling the election of a president was taken up as at their initial meeting June 11, no president had been elected. L. G. Breaux and M. Billeaud, Jr., were placed in nomination and Mr. Billeaud was elected on a rising vote by one majority. Mr. Breaux's name was submitted first, the vote standing as follows:

 For Breaux, Connolly, Mouton, Boudreaux, Breaux.

 For Billeaud: Landry,Theall, Lacy, Spell, Billeaud.

 The legality of the acts of the Jury at its first meeting, owing to the failure at its first meeting to elect a president and thus actually become an organized body capable of acting, being brought into question, President Billeaud stated that he had gotten advice on the subject from his lawyer who had stated it as his opinion that the acts were legal. However, to remove all double, the Jury passed a resolution confirming the acts of their first meeting.

 Before proceeding to business the minutes of the previous meeting were corrected in some minor details.

 Reports of special committees were called for, and the first to report was the one appointed to find out amount of additional work now imposed on the Treasury and recommend adequate recompense. Chairman Billeaud stated that in the opinion of the committee an increase of $100 be granted and the Treasurer required to keep a special book showing all amounts and for what expended, so that an investigation of the books could be readily made and the sum on hand ascertained at any moment.

 Treasurer Martin, who was present, objected to doing the increased work for $100 additional and refused to do it for less than $400 salary, as to carry out the plan would involve keeping separate books for every fund greatly increasing his already heavy work. Mr. Billeaud's idea was a good one and the Jury very properly granted the $400 salary asked by the Treasurer.

 Assessor Martin submitted the parish road tax assessment amounting to $6,189. Mr. Boudreaux raised the question as to the liability of the town vehicles to the road tax. After some discussion it was decided to consult the Jury's attorney as to whether the Assessor ought to include them in the assessment. President Billeaud asked for the corporation assessment rolls. Mr. Martin stated that the city was having a house to house assessment made and the rolls would not be ready for several days. The parish roll was accepted.

 The Jury committee on the Odillon Broussard bridge reported that the joint committee would meet in Lafayette July 15, to let contract for an iron bridge. The Jury added Capt. J. C. Buchanan and F. G. Mouton to the parish committee, then decided that the whole Jury would meet on that date to consider the bids.

 Mr. Connolly reported having sold old lumber from the Carencro bridge for $40 which amount he had turned over to the Treasurer.

 The Jury accepted the report of Messrs. Saul Broussard and Connolly as to the completion and acceptance of the Lafayette part of the Carencro bridge, and authorized Mr. Connolly to brace the bridge as a precaution against high water.

 Mr. Breaux reported that a number of citizens wished to donate a road in the 8th ward, but no action was taken.

 Mr. Boudreaux of the special committee on court house and jail repairs, handed in bills for work done.

 Ludovic Billeaud was appointed road overseer of the third ward; and Norbert Simon west part of 2nd ward, and Valentine Duhon east part.

 W. A. LeRosen of The Lafayette Advertiser, here appeared before the Jury and stated a plan he had for advertising the parish and town of Lafayette requesting the Jury to donate $200 to assist in the work provided they believed that the plan was meritorious, and if carried out would result to the advantage and benefit of the parish. The matter was taken under advisement to be acted on at the evening session.

 The Jury then discussed the advisability of meeting Friday as a Board of Reviewers, which they decided to do. It was probably an oversight that they did not postpone meeting as reviewers until the date of meeting could be advertised so that interested parties could appear before them to make complaints should they wish to do so.

 Mr. Breaux asked that Chas. Alleman, Ignace Montet, Jean Gyat, Dolze Duhon and Odillon Broussard be appointed to lay out a road in the 8th ward from Severia Duhon's to a point near Onezime Trahan's, which was done.

 Mr. Spell brought up the drainage question and after a discussion of all phases, an appropriation of $200 yearly was made for each ward and $200 additional for wards 1, 2, 4 and 6 for one year. The increase in the four wards is necessitated by the extra amount of low lands in those wards, making it more expensive to drain the roads properly.

 As soon as the Jury convened for the afternoon session, a committee from the School Board consisting of Dr. N. P. Moss, Mr. Delhomme and Supt. Alleman requested ad advance of $2,000 on the sum appropriated for the schools. The Jury declared themselves perfectly willing to do so; but could not for lack of funds.

 By resolution of the old Jury road taxes became delinquent July 1, but as the new Jury has just organized and appointed road overseers it was deemed best to extend the time until August 15.

 Sheriff Lacoste appeared before the Jury and asked for a contract lie one previously had with Sheriff Broussard, excepting that instead of $6,000 the amount should be $5,900, one hundred dollars less. The contract was made without a dissenting voice.

 At the meeting June 11 a majority of the Jury refused to make a contract with Sheriff Lacoste at $6,000 a year, giving as a reason that the amount was excessive, as had been demonstrated to the satisfaction of some of them by an investigation of the actual expense of the office.

 Sheriff Lacoste stated that he had a petition from members of the City Council and others asking that the Jury give 8 feet all around the square for the purpose of widening the street. They were addressed at their meeting on Friday by Mayor Caffery on the same subject. but declined, consenting only to take up the matter again at their meeting on the 15th.

 Mr. Billeaud of the committee on moving city buildings from the square asked for further time which was granted.

 Two bids for constructing cement walks about the court house square were opened. Placide Breaux offered to do the work according to specifications at 19 cents a square foot and pay the parish $100 for bricks and cement in present walk. A. E. Massicot's bid was 14 1/2 cents per square foot and him to have the old bricks and cement.

 M. Breaux was awarded the contract, the work to be received Nov. 1.

 Chas. A. Boudreaux, L. G. Breaux and Valery Boudreaux were appointed a committee to see about a bridge in Mr. Breaux's ward and report at next meeting.

 Mr. LeRosen's request for the Jury to assist in advertising the parish was taken up. All the members expressed themselves favorably, and were willing to give $150, but doubted their right under the law. Judge C. H. Mouton was called and asked for his opinion. He stated that in his opinion the Jury had no right whatever to appropriate money for such a purpose. Mr. LeRosen then withdrew his request.

 A number of gentlemen from the 5th ward with Mr. A. Olivier as spokesman presented a petition asking for repair of the road passing by Mr. Olivier's place and leading Broussardville. Messrs. Mouton, Landry and Connolly were appointed to investigation.

 Mr. Theall was appointed to find out how wide a road belonged to the parish from Leo Decou's to P. Savoie's. The road is at present only 25 feet wide.

 Miss Annie Bell was appointed beneficiary at the State Normal from June 1 to October 1 and $85 appropriated to defray her expenses.

 Some minor business was transacted, then bills approved, after which the Jury adjourned. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.


 Meets and Orders Primary to Nominate Assessor and Members of the School Board to be Submitted to the Governor for Appointment.

       Lafayette, La., July 9, 1994
 Pursuant to call the Democratic Parish Executive Committee met this day at the court-house at Lafayette, La.

 On roll call the following members, and a quorum answered to their names Arthur Bonin, J. Edmond Mouton, L. S. Broussard, Lucius Duhon, J. O. Broussard, Albert Guidry, and Moise Brasseaux.

 In the absence of Hon. P. L. DeClouet, chairman, on motion duly made seconded and carried, Mr. Albert Guidry was elected as chairman.

 On motion of J. O. Broussard, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted.

 Whereas, the united Democracy of Lafayette Parish are now urging their rights to have a voice in the selection of their public officers, and believing firmly that his Excellency, N. C. Blanchard, Governor of the State of Louisiana, and the State Board of Education will heed the voice of our people, who have always been true and loyal to Democracy and white supremacy, therefore, be it resolved:

 That a Democratic and white supremacy, therefore, be it resolved:

 That a Democratic primary election be held in each ward and voting precinct of said parish of Lafayette as now fixed by law on the 16th day of August, A. D. 1904, between the hours of 7 o'clock a. m. and 6 o'clock p. m.

 There shall be three election commissioners, and one clerk at each voting place, who are hereby selected, as follows:

 First Ward - Jean A. Begneaux, Alfred Delhomme, Alonzo Lacy, commissioners; Charles A. Broussard, clerk.

 Second Ward - Clarence Avant, Cornelius Spell, Jasper Spell, commissioners; Veramus Spell, clerk.

 Third Ward, Court-house - Jerome Mouton, Felix E. Girard, R. H. Broussard commissioners; J. C. Nickerson, clerk.

 Third Ward, Mouton's Switch - Edmond Martin, J. Horace Mouton, Gariel Martin, commissioners; Arthur Martin, clerk.

 Fourth Ward - J. Edward Pellerin, Edward Parent, Lucien S. Broussard, commissioners; Smedes Cade, clerk.

 Fifth Ward - R. U. Bernard, Paul Billeaud, Lucius Duhon, commissioners; A. Olivier, clerk.

 Sixth Ward, Simoneaux - Alexandre Brasseau, George Melchoir, H. E. Toll, commissioners; Sam P. Brown, clerk.

 Seventh Ward - P. R. Landry, O. F. Comeaux, Aymar Comeaux, commissioners; Hugh Wallis, clerk.

 Eighth Ward - Louis G. Breaux, Odillon Broussard, Jules Meaux, commissioners; Leo Judice, clerk.

 All white Democrats legally qualified shall be allowed to vote at said Primary.

 The returns of the election shall be duly sworn to by the commissioners and returned to the chairman of this committee without delay.

 This committee shall tabulate the returns and declare the result which shall be certified to by the chairman of this committee.

 This Primary election is called for the election of an assessor, and nine members of the School Board, one member from each ward and one at large.

 That the assessor elected at this primary and members of the School Board elected be recommended to the State Board of Education for appointment.

 Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the Governor and to the President of the State Board of Education, who are hereby respectfully requested to appoint to office the persons elected at said primary election.

 We suggest that the Democratic Judicial committee of the 18th Judicial District, composed of the Parishes of Acadia and Lafayette, order a primary election for the nomination of District Judge and the nomination of District Attorney, to be held on the same day as hereinabove fixed.

 Resolved, that the commissioners of election and clerk this day appointed are hereby requested to serve as such without pay, so as not to impose a tax for the purpose on the candidacy.

 On motion the meeting adjourned.
J. O. BROUSSARD, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.

City Council Proceedings.

         Lafayette, La., July 4, 1904.
  A regular meeting of the City Council was called to order by Mayor pro tem John O. Mouton.

 Members present: M. Rosenfield, Henry Fontenot, D. V. Gardebled.
Absent; Geo. DeBlanc, A. E. Mouton, Felix Demanade.

 Moved and seconded that meeting be postponed to July 5. Carried.

           Lafayette, La., July 5, 1894.
  Pursuant to adjournment the City Council met in regular session, with Mayor Chas. D. Caffery presiding. Members present: D. V. Gardebled, Henry Fontenot, M. Rosenfield, John O. Mouton, F. Demanade. Absent: A. E. Mouton, Geo. A. DeBlanc.

 Moved and seconded that minutes of June 6, 1904, regular meeting, be approved as read. Carried.

 Moved and seconded that regular order of business be dispensed with and that accounts be taken up for consideration. Carried.

 The following bills were approved:

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 Moved and seconded that communication of property owners of Lafayette, La., asking for a continuance of water-works from Lincoln avenue, and Magnolia street to Lincoln avenue, and East avenue, a distance of four blocks along Lincoln avenue, be referred to Water and Light committee with instructions to ascertain the probable cost and report at the next regular meeting if possible. Carried.

 Moved  and seconded that question raised by Mr. LeRosen for advertisement for the good of the town be referred for consideration until there be a full attendance of the City Council. Carried. Moved and seconded that City Council adjourn until Monday, July 18, inst. Carried.
J. P. COLOMB, Asst. Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.

Selected News Notes 7/13/1904.

Miss Estelle Mouton returned Thursday from a pleasant visit with friends in New Iberia.

Fresh stock of WILEYS Famous candies just received. There are none on the market better. A trial will convince you. E. F. Morgan & Co. agents.

 A. J. Sprole left Saturday by rail to be gone about two months, during which time he will visit Texas, Mexico, California, Colorado, and the big fair at St. Louis, from where he will return by water.

 Hammar Paints; good brushes. Denbo & Nicholson Co. Ltd.

 Miss Lucie Martin, of New Orleans, sister of the Hon. Robt. Martin, is visiting her cousins, Dr. G. A. Martin and family.

 Delicious Ice Cream and all cold drinks served at E. F. Morgan & Co.'s fine fountain. Also a fine line of WILEY'S Crystalized fruits and chocolates. There is nothing better.

 Miss Mattie Wier, of Houston, is the charming guest of Dr. F. R. Tolson and family.

 Louisville Slugger bats, 85 and 75 cents at the People's Pharmacy.

 Miss Philomene Voorhies left Sunday morning to visit in Houston, Texas.

 Our dress goods department is complete in every particular. Ladies will find we have a large and beautiful assortment of summer fabrics. - Levy Bros.

 We acknowledge receipt of the 1904 catalogue of the Louisiana State University and a pamphlet, the Life and Services of David French Boyd.

 Mrs. T. M. Biossat returned yesterday from Alexandria, where she was called on account of the illness of her father Dr. Rushing. She left her father much better.

 Miss Hattye Shannon, who has been employed during the past season as milliner for Mouton Sisters, left Saturday for St. Louis. Miss Shannon is a most charming young lady and during her stay here has made many warm friends who regret her departure.

 Good groceries, fresh-groceries, prompt service, that is what you get when you trade with Morgan & Debaillon.

 Mr. Sam Brown, of Carencro, has moved his family to Lafayette, and is living in one of Dr. Hopkin's cottages. Mr. Brown is connected with the The Lafayette Wholesale Drug Co.

 Miss Philomene Doucet left yesterday morning for a visit to the World's Fair at St. Louis and other points. She will be gone about one.

 Mr. A. J. LeBlanc has sold his meat market to Mr. Honore LeBlan and will hereafter devote his entire time to his clothing and gent's furnishing business.

 Cards are out announcing the marriage of Miss Corrine Guidry, daughter of M. Billeaud, Sr., to Mr. Walter St. Clair, an employee of the Southern Pacific, to take place on Thursday evening, July 28, at St. John's church at six o'clock.

 Mr. P.B. Torian left Sunday for Goliad, Texas, to be gone several days.

 Forty cases of canned goods just received. Prudhomme & McFaddin.

Mrs. O. B. Hopkins and Misses Rena Hopkins and Quint Morgan left for Greenville Thursday to visit relatives. Mr. O. B. Hopkins left Tuesday to join Mrs. Hopkins in Greenville, and from there they will go on to the World's Fair at St. Louis.

After spending two weeks in Franklin Miss Nona Alpha came home Friday accompanied by Mrs. Chas. may and two little children, Nora and Blaine Cotter. Mrs. May will return to Franklin to-morrow, accompanied by Miss Nella Alpha, who will spend a week or more with her.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1904.

 From the Lafayette Gazette of July 13th, 1901:

Convention Called to Meet in Lafayette, Thursday, Aug. 1, 1901.

 On the first of August there will be held in Lafayette a convention of the greatest importance. Appreciating the necessity of intelligent action in this matter, the Police Jury has decided to hold a Good Roads Convention. It is to be hoped it will be largely attended by the people of the town and parish. The business men of Lafayette are particularly interested in the success of this movement.

 The following call issued by President Billeaud of the Police Jury explains the object of the convention:

 By virtue of the authority vested in the undersigned by the Police Jury there is hereby called a Good Roads Convention to be held at the court house in Lafayette, Thursday, Aug. 1, 1901, at 10 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of considering all question and matters pertaining to the building and maintenance of public roads in the parish and also to organize a parish good roads association along the lines recently adopted by the Good Roads Convention in New Orleans.

 All citizens interested in the prosperity and advancement of the parish are earnestly invited to attend and assist in the solution of a problem so closely affecting the moral, intellectual and material development of the people. All road-overseers will be present and reports as to local conditions, roads graded, methods pursued, etc., will be submitted for consideration. Addresses by practical road-builders will be made and a full and free discussion on every point bearing upon the subject of good roads is expected and desired.
Pres. of the Police Jury.
Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1901.

A New Oil Company.

 A number of Crowley gentlemen came up to Lafayette last Thursday and joined several citizens of this town in the organization of the Lafayette and Crowley Oil and Mineral Company. John Green, of the wholesale grocery firm of the Green-Shoemaker Company of Crowley, was elected president. Among the holdings of the company is a tract of in the vicinity of Anse la Butte. The company is capitalized at $100,000 and its domicile is Lafayette. Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1901.  

Trial of the Suit by the District Court - Case Taken Under Advisement.

 The suit of Alphonse Peck vs. The Town of Lafayette engaged the attention of the district court three days this week. R. W. Elliot, Esq., judge ad hoc, presided. Mr. Peck was represented by Messrs. Crow Girard and O. C. Mouton and the town by Messrs. Gus A. Breaux and Chas. D. Caffery. As is well known this suit has grown out of the controversy between the Council and Mr. Peck relative to the office of chief of police he claimed that by virtue of that election he was entitled to the office of tax-collector and its emoluments. The Council took a different view of the case. Mr. Peck has asked if he would accept the office of chief of police disconnected with the collectorship and failing to give an answer which the Council considered responsive to the question, the office of chief was declared vacant and Henry Hebert was elected to fill the vacancy. The latter then instituted legal proceedings to nullify the action of the Council declaring the office of chief of police vacant. The case was warmly contested, the lawyers fighting for every inch of ground. After the arguments Wednesday afternoon Mr. Elliot took the case of advisement.
Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1901.

 Board of Reviewers
In Session - Two Contests Filed - Trial Will Take Place Tuesday.

 The Police Jury, constituted as the Board of Reviewers, has been in session this week. The Board had been reviewing the assessments in a body of law directs. Heretofore it was the custom to divide the work among the members, each juror reviewing the assessments in his ward. There are only two contests, which will be tried Tuesday. The Lafayette Compress and Storage Company, through its attorney, Judge O. C. Mouton, is making an effort to have its assessment reduced from $20,000 to $15,000, and E. H. Vordenbaumen is asking for a reduction of $50 on merchandise assessed at $2,000. G. M. Snodgrass has appealed to the Jury to reduce his assessment, though he has filed no contest. The assessment on Mr. Snodgrass' property which consists of a home and other improvements and eleven arpents of land near Dr. Mudd, is $2,500. Mr. Snodgrass claims his assessment as being excessive.

 Attorney Elliot appeared before the Board in behalf of the assessor.

 The Board will be in session several days more.
Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1901.

Of the Industrial Institute Announced by President E. L. Stephens - Opening on September 18.

 The Gazette is pleased to give space to the following letter from President Stephens of the Industrial Institute. In the advertisement which appears elsewhere in this paper President Stephens gives an outline of the curriculum which has been adopted and the required  sites for admission. A perusal of the advertisement will show that President Stephens has, as far as it was consistent with the usefulness and character of the institution, adapted the course to local conditions. This, we are sure, will be appreciated by the people of the town and parish. President Stephens states that the ideal of the Institute is to offer a much broader course as soon as it will be possible to do so.

 Under the requirements announced to-day, The Gazette feels confident that Lafayette - town and parish - will have its quota of students at the opening of the Institute on September 18. The inducements offered to young people from the other parishes are such that it is safe to say that the initial enrollment will contain the names of many boys and girls from different sections of the State:

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Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1901.

 For Public Education.

 In response to an appeal from President Olivier and Acting Superintendent Moss, of the School Board, the Police Jury has appropriated $500 to help pay the salary of the new superintendent. The Jury had already made a budget apportionment of $4,000 for public education, but it strained a point to go to the assistance of the Board with an additional contribution. And this was done despite the many demands which are continually being made on the treasury. The Jury is to be commended for its enlightened policy in the matter of promoting the cause of public education. Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1901.

On the Carencro Race Track, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4.

 Mr. L. G. Stelly, of Carencro, was in town Thursday for the purpose of advertising the races which will take place on the Carencro Race Track Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4. The following program of the races will no doubt prove interesting to the owners of horses and to all those who are fond of seeing good races:


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Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1901.

 Who Can Locate Them?

 The Iberian, of New Iberia, has been making inquiries as to what has become of the Board of Trade of that place, and the Lake Charles American is endeavoring to locate the Lake Charles Board of Trade, suggesting that the two have eloped together. Such being the case, it is possible that the Board of Trade and Progressive League of Donaldsonville may be in complicity with those of Lake Charles and New Iberia. Neither has been heard from in a great while, and probably will not be until an investigating committee is sent out to unearth them. [From the Donaldsonville Times.]

 Come to think of it, Lafayette has a Business Men's Association that has not been heard from for some time. Perhaps it has joined the New Iberia and Lake Charles boards. Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1901.

 Surprise Party.

 Last Saturday night a surprise party was given at the residence of Mr. B. F. Anderson, in honor of Miss Helena Davy, a charming young lady of Opelousas. Those present were:  Misses Lena and Mary Miller, Frances and Hattie Clark, Florence Price and Agnes Martin. Messrs. Thomas Debaillon, Lee Delahoussaye, Albert Martin, Charley Martin and Rex Domengeux.
Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1901.


 The following real estate transfers were recorded in the clerk's office during the past week.

 Edward Landry to Lucien J. Landry, lot in Broussard, $550.

 L. O. Emes to Frederick McWarner, half lot in Mills addition, $77.

 Southern Development Co. to Mrs. Lizzie Addison, lot in McComb addition, $60. Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1901.


 Mr. Editor: - A perusal of your editorial, "The Glorious Fourth," in the 6th of July issue of The Gazette, has begat within me a spirit of investigation, a desire to learn, and a deep joy at the prospect of the mental pablum in store for me.

 In the editorial mentioned you condemn commercialism (the sordid king ?) imperialism and materialism overlooked intentionally?) as so foreign to the letter and spirit of the Declaration of Independence, and declare that if this interesting and much abused document were more freely used throughout the land as a sort of moral decoration, the spirit of '76 would return and "exeunt omnes" the isms and then enter, logically, the "glorious old principles" of the Democratic party, with a millennium of two thrown in for lagniappe. But whilst the spirit of prophesy is so strong upon you please tell us - or me - if the good old town meeting would or should return, where all participated and the caucus was unknown? Surely if we are to go back a hundred or more years for inspiration ought not we to take in the whole thing at a gulp? If not then how are we to know the good points from the bad I admit it puzzles me. You who have the solution of vexed questions in your grasp - who know things - will satisfy my longing for enlightenment on this subject.

 I feel sure that you will take this note of inquiry - may I say research? - as a positive palliative of the discomforts of the high temperature.

 It has a distinctly retrospective aspect, with the "Civil War" and the "nigger" so entirely eliminated that there can be no possible chance for them to intrude and "pour the sweet milk of concord into hell." With best wishes for yourself and Thomas Jefferson,
   I am, yours very truly,

 The Gazette regrets that its very humble tribute to the memory of Thomas Jefferson should have caused "Spinoza" to be unnecessarily satirical. His desire to learn and investigate is commendable, but we fear that a defective judgment has misdirected his efforts seeking "mental pablum" at our hands and "enlightenment" from our poorly equipped store of information. We confess our inability to comply with the request of our esteemed correspondent. But, if "the solution of vexed questions" continues to burden his mind these hot July days his troubled spirit may find repose in the books of Darwin, Huxley, Spencer and Fiske. Even Tom Jefferson might help him out. These - who know things - may perhaps be able to satisfy our friend's "longing for enlightenment." But surely the job's too big for us.

 Our friend my read Tolstoy on "The Root of the Evil" in the May number of the North American Review.
Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1901.

School Board Proceedings.

        Lafayette, La., July 5, 1901.
  A regular meeting of the Parish School Board was held this day with the following named directors present: A. Olivier, president; Dr. R. O. Young, Alex. Delhomme, A. C. Guilbeau, Jasper Spell and Dr. N. P. Moss. Absent: H. Theall, Pierre Landry and S. J. Montgomery.

 The minutes of the meeting of April 4, 1901, were read and adopted with the following alteration made by motion of Dr. Young: The words "by a future School Board" to be stricken out in the resolution referring to the appointment of delegates to the South Louisiana Summer Normal Association.

 The minutes of the special meeting held April 20, 1901, were read and adopted with the following change made by motion of Dr. Young: after the word "parish" and before the words "an equal number," in the resolution referring to the apportionment of school funds, insert the words "entitled thereto."

 The following resolution was introduced by Mr. Guilbeau and seconded by Alex. Delhomme, and carried:

 Be it resolved, That the Parish School Board views with particular satisfaction the public-spirited action of the Police Jury in making a special appropriation, June 6, 1901, toward enabling the public school teachers of the parish of Lafayette to participate in the benefits of the South Louisiana Summer Normal School at Franklin; and being convinced that the effect of such actions will find early fruition in better school management in our parish, it is
  Further resolved, That this School Board does hereby make a supplement appropriation of ten ($10) dollars for each teacher who shall attend full term of the said Summer Normal School, and an appropriation of five ($5.00) dollars for each teacher who will be in attendance for not less than three weeks; provided, that payment of monies under this appropriation shall be made not before Dec. 1, 1901.

 Mr. Guilbeau and Dr. Moss reported that in accordance with instructions received from the School Board, they had examined the books of the parish school treasurer, and, finding them correct, had issued to the treasurer a quietus corresponding to the dates covered by the examination.

 By motion of Dr. Young, seconded by Mr. Spell, the report of the above committee was accepted.

 The report of the treasurer was received for the quarter ending July 1, 1901, showing a balance on hand of $482.50.


 To the President and Members of School Board, Parish of Lafayette, La. - Following is a statement of funds since my last report:


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 Respectfully submitted,
    J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.

       Lafayette, La., July 5, 1901.
 By motion of Dr. Young, seconded by Dr. Moss, the election of a parish superintendent of public schools was postponed until Monday July 8, 1901, and President Olivier and Dr. Moss were appointed a committee to wait on the Police Jury on the 8th instant and request a special appropriation to enable the School Board to engage the services of a competent professional superintendent of education.

 The Guidroz-Mathieu school controversy in the first ward was finally settled. By motion of Dr. Young, seconded by Mr. Spell, that the Guidroz school be continued, as heretofore, and that a new school house as soon as practicable.

 A communication presented by Mr. Spell, from the colored citizens of the 2nd ward, praying for the opening of a school for colored children, was on motion duly seconded, laid on the table for future consideration.

 Mr. Delhomme submitted a petition signed by the citizens of the first and second wards, for the establishment of a public school at Duson, to be maintained jointly by the parishes of Lafayette and Acadia. It was decided to lay the petition on the table for future action.

 On motion, duly seconded and carried, Mr. Spell was authorized to rent the school lands in the 16th section (200 acres in second ward) for grazing purposes, at the rate of 10 cents an acre, payable by a good and solvent note maturing Jan. 1, 1902.

 A warrant was ordered to be issued in favor of Dr. N. P. Moss, in payment of the following items:


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 The meeting was adjourned to Monday, July 8, 1901.
A. OLIVIER, President.
N. P. MOSS, Acting Secretary.

          Lafayette, La., July 8, 1901.

 Pursuant to a call there was a special meeting of the School Board held this day for the purpose of electing a parish superintendent of education. The following-named directors were present: A. Olivier, president; Pierre Landry, Jasper Spell, S. J. Montgomery, A. C. Guilbeau, Alex. Delhomme, Dr. R. O. Young and Dr. N. P. Moss.  Absent: H. Theall.

 President Olivier and Dr. Moss stated that they had waited on the Police Jury in conformity with the resolution adopted by the School Board the 5th instant, and that the Police Jury had taken favorable action on the request of the School Board for a special appropriation of $500 toward defraying the salary of a competent professional superintendent of public schools.

 Nominations being in order for a parish superintendent of education the name of Prof. L. J. Alleman, of St. Mary, was submitted by Dr. Moss, seconded by Mr. Delhomme, at a yearly salary of $1,000; and the name of Mr. H. E. Toll of Lafayette parish, was offered by Mr. Spell, seconded by Mr. Guilbeau, at a yearly salary of $600.

 The result of the balloting for the two candidates was as follows:

 For Alleman - Delhomme, Landry, Young, Moss; For Toll - Spell, Montgomery, Guilbeau.

 Prof. Alleman having received a majority of the votes cast, was declared duly elected, and on motion of Dr. Moss, seconded by Mr. Spell, his election was made unanimous.

 The acting secretary was instructed to notify Prof. Alleman of his appointment as superintendent of education of Lafayette parish, and to request him to report for duty as soon as possible.

 President Olivier and Dr. Moss reported having examined the books of the sheriff, as instructed by the School Board, and stated that they had found the account of the sheriff with the Board to be correct, whereupon it was moved by Dr. Young and seconded by Mr. Spell that the president and secretary be authorized to issue the customary quietus to the sheriff, in the name of the Parish School Board.

 The meeting was then adjourned.
A. OLIVIER, President.
N. P. MOSS, Acting Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1901.

 Police Jury Proceedings.

                  Lafayette, La., July 8, 1901.
 The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: M. Billeaud, Jr., F. G. Mouton, J. C. Buchanan, Alonzo Lacy, John Whittington, J. O. Blanchet, J. A. Labbe, Saul Broussard and Alex M. Broussard.

 The minute of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 The following report of the committee on jail repairs was read and on motion or Mr. Buchanan was accepted, the committee thanked:

 To the Hon. Police Jury, - Your committee appointed to repair the parish jail would report that the institution has been placed in thorough repair, and all metal works well painted with the exception of one female cell now occupied by an insane person. An itemized bill of expenses at attached show:


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R. C. GREIG, Committee.

           Lafayette, La., July 8, 1901.
   Reports from President Boyd of the State University relative to Cadets McBride and Herpin were read and proved highly satisfactory to the Jury. The following endorsement appears n the report of Cadet McBride:  "Graduated June 5, 1901. I hope your honorable Police Jury will send us as good a student to take his place."  Cadet Herpin has the following endorsement. "An earnest, faithful student whose work is creditable to himself and to his parish."

 Messrs. Whittington and Greig reported adjustment of controversy with Mr. J. P. Gully to the public road between the properties of said Gulley and Severin Duhon and others. Sufficient land had been secured to make the road a full forty feet wide along south side of the Gulley place one mile more or less, conforming to the survey made by Rikosky in 1858, for a consideration of $40. The report was accepted and the acts ordered recorded.

 By motion of Mr. Buchanan H. Mouton was elected official printer for the ensuing year under Act 138 of 1894.

 By motion all officers of the Police Jury were reelected for the ensuing year at salaries heretofore fixed.

 By motion the following road overseers were appointed at same salary the tenure of office to be contingent upon any change of system the Jury may deem proper to make in the future as to maintenance of public roads:  1st ward. L. A. Arceneaux; 2d ward, T. Spell; 3rd ward, Alcee Dugas; 4th ward, K. Blanchet; 5th ward, A. P. Labbe; 6th ward, E. Broussard; 7th ward, Demas Comeau;  8th ward, Ant. Broussard.

 By motion of Mr. Mouton the president was authorized to call a Good Roads Convention to meet at the court house. Thursday, August 1, at ten o'clock a. m., for the purpose of considering the question of roads and the organization of an association under provision of the State Good Roads Association.

 Dr. N. P. Moss and President A. Olivier of the School Board here appeared and represented that in order to elevate the standard and increase the efficiency of the public schools the Board was desirous of employing a professional educator as superintendent of schools at a salary of $1,000 per annum for full time service and asked that the jury appropriate one half said salary.

 By motion of Mr. Mouton the following was adopted: Resolved, that the sum of $500 be and is hereby appropriated toward defraying the salary of a competent professional superintendent of education to be employed by the Parish School Board.
Ayes: Buchanan, Mouton, Saul Broussard, Alex M. Broussard, Blanchet.
Nays: Labbe, Washington and Lacy.

 The Anse la Butte road accepted and the sum of $200 appropriated therefor was ordered paid.

 Sheriff Broussard and Mr. J. R. Davis appeared and represented the helpless condition of Miss Ella Cane, an invalid for nine years, and by motion the sum of $30 was appropriated to assist the young lady in going to New Orleans and securing proper treatment.

 A motion by Mr. Lacy to continue the appropriation for beneficiary cadets was lost.

 To the President and Members of the Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette, La., - Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of the parish funds since my last report:

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 Respectfully submitted,
     J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.

        Lafayette, La., July 8, 1901.
  The following accounts were approved:

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The following accounts were approved:


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 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned to meet Thursday, July 11, as Board of Reviewers.
M. BILLEAUD, JR. President,
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1901.

Selected News Notes (Gazette) 7/13/1901.

Miss Bessie Devlin, of New Orleans, visited relatives in Lafayette this week.

 Applications for positions as teachers in the public schools of Lafayette parish for the session 1901-1902, will be received until July 25, 1901.

 Chas. O. and Fred Mouton left last Sunday to visit the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo and other points of interest in the North and East.

 Quite a large number of fun-seekers gathered at the home of Mr. Adolph Doucet, last Sunday night in answer to an invitation to dance. Refreshments were served and all enjoyed themselves very much.

 Connoisseurs pronounce coffee made in the automatic coffee drippers to be unexcelled in quality. At Nicholson's.
Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1901.


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of July 13th, 1901:

A Victory for Education.

A quarter of a century, or even a decade, is a long time to wait for a needed reform, but 'tis better late than never, and future generations will rise and call the present School Board blessed for having cut loose at last from the "ancient landmarks" and taking a most advanced position along educational lines, by the election of a professional Superintendent of public schools. The people will now have an opportunity of making a comparison between the old wasteful method of handling the school funds in our parish and the contemplated intelligent management of the public schools.

 Prof. L. J. Alleman, the newly elected Parish Superintendent of Education, is well qualified by education and training to fulfill the intricate and responsible duties of School Superintendent, and there is cause for sincere gratification in the fact that the schools of the parish will hereafter be conducted in accordance with the most approved principles and methods, and a notable improvement in the educational advancement of the school children is bound to follow as a natural consequence.

 The Advertiser congratulates the people of Lafayette upon the important innovation to be inaugurated in the educational affairs of the parish, and the Police Jury is entitled to the thanks of the people for the enlightened view it has taken of this subject by making a special appropriation of $500 to assist the School Board to engage the services of a competent professional Superintendent of Education. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1901.


 E. W. Wright a popular brakeman on the Louisiana Western division is visiting the Pan American.

 Louis Pizzo has closed his barber shop, and secured a position as wiper in the Round House, last week he was duly initiated into the order by the boys.

 Pink Torian formerly night ticket agent, is now replacing freight agent Mabry.

 Onezime Mouton is holding the night ticket office down at present.

 William Lindsay will give you rates, any route to the Pan American.

 July 4th., was very quiet in Rail Road circles here, the boys on the switch engines and yard crews used to decorate, but some how this year no attempt was made at decorating.

 Fourteen Apache Indian youths passed through here on No. 9 Thursday afternoon on their way home, they have been attending the Indian College at Carlisle, Penn.

 Sam Jones, the Evangelist passed through on No. 10, last Thursday.

 Last Friday the 5th., inst., 3 extra coaches attached to No. 10, containing the members of the Alabama Press Association passed through here, there were about 121 in the party, and all availed themselves of the stop to take a view of our City, from chance remarks they seemed to be very much impressed with our Parish and town what little could be seen of it in a brief stop of twenty-five minutes.

 Bob Salzman, the vigilant night watchman, is building a very neat fishing smack. Bob is an ardent disciple of Isaak Walton, and promises to make it interesting for the goggle eyed perch in Lake Martin this season.

 Did you see that automatic coffee-dripper at Nicholson's.

 Lafayette is getting to be famous for nice turn outs and rigs of all kinds, but Allie Sprole enjoys the distinction of owning the swellest  rig in town.

 Dan Coleman can just give any of the engineers cards and spades in perspiring "he is a regular water-fall these torrid days."

 Switchman Bazin caused quite a commotion Monday noon when the crews in the yard changes watch, he actually appeared in a brand new hat and was given an ovation by the boys. Uncle Ben Donlon on Engine 528 blew his whistle and fireman Chopin rang his bell.

 A party of 75 delegates to the Epworth League Convention to be held in San Francisco, Cal., passed through here Tuesday afternoon, they occupied two Pullmans attached to train No. 9.

 Division Master Mechanic Nolan was up here on business Monday last; he has just returned from Buffalo where he attended a convention of the Rail Road Master Mechanios, he speaks in glowing terms of the Pan American.

 Andre Hebert, formerly in the yard service, has been transferred to the East Local.

 One of our passenger engineers, it is said, bears a striking resemblance to Oom Paul Kruger, that is, when he lets his whiskers grow.
              SWITCHMAN.      Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1901.

New Equipment for Laf. Oil & Mineral. - The machinery for the Lafayette Oil and Mineral Company was shipped from Chicago Tuesday, and will probably arrive in Lafayette the latter part of next week. The company will lose no time, but begin boring at once upon the arrival of the machinery. A limited number of shares are still unsold and can be had at par. Buy now. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1901.

Good Roads Convention.

 Two of the most important things to  community are education and good roads, and the Police Jury have shown themselves decidedly progressive in both.

 A good roads convention has ordered by the  the Police Jury to meet in Lafayette on August 1st, and it is to b hoped that a large attendance will be present to show the hearty co-operation of the people in this move. Everybody recognizes the absolute need of good roads and it will be perhaps possible to take some definite steps towards improving the road of the parish permanently. Remember the date, Aug. 1st., and let every one that can, be present. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1901.


 The Lafayette & Crowley Oil and Mineral C0. organized Thursday, July 11th, 1901, at Lafayette, La.

 The capital stock of this company is fixed at One Hundred Thousand Dollars, divided into Twenty thousand shares of Five dollars each.

 The following officers were elected:

 President: John Green, member of the firm of Green & Shoemaker, wholesale grocers.

 Vice-President: Dr. F. R. Martin, Coroner of Acadia Parish.

 Secretary: H. A. Van der Cruyssen, Editor Lafayette Advertiser.

 Treasurer: Dr. N. P. Moss, President First National Bank of Lafayette.


 William E. Lawson, Cashier Bank of Acadia.

 W. E. Ellis, Cashier Crowley State Bank.

 A. Kaplan, President People's Rice Milling C.

 Hampden Story of the law firm of Story & Pugh.

 Chas. M. Parkerson, Secretary and Treasurer People's  Cotton Oil Co.

 H. W. Carver, Purchasing agent for National Rice Milling Co., of New Orleans.

 George Sears, Rice Broker.

 The Lafayette & Crowley Oil & Mineral Co., have very valuable holdings in Anse la Butte adjoining the Lucas well.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1901.

 Proprietors of Antoine's Restaurant Visit Lafayette.

 Mr. and Mrs. Jules Alciatore are visiting Mr. J. A. Roy. Mr. Alciatore is the proprietor of the famous Antoine Restaurant on St. Louis St., New Orleans. This hotel is well-known to Lousianians, and numbers among its patrons many prominent men from other states. The service at the Antoine Restaurant is exceptionally fine. The meals are first class and the rooms are kept in perfect order. Every attention is show to the guests, the proprietor and his employees exert themselves to make all patrons of the hotel feel perfectly at home. Visitors from the country will find the Antoine a delightful place to stop at. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1901.

 Important Capture.

 Des. Doucet, our station police officer, made what appears to be important capture Wednesday morning at 3:30 a. m., by arresting a suspicious negro, who was riding on the coal tender of a passenger train. From a description furnished by the Lake Charles officials, this negro is wanted there for some crime, an officer from that city came after him and returned to Lake Charles with the prisoner for further identification.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1901.

 To the editor:

 Lafayette, La., July 11th, 1901.

 I hand you herewith the advertisement of the Industrial Institute for the opening year of its work.

 I am pleased to entertain the belief that the course of study therein outlined will be received with approval by the people of our town and parish, and of the State at large, as being the most suitable curriculum available for the best training of their sons and daughters, I may say however, that the ideal of the Institute is to offer a much broader course than this, as soon as it shall have grown great enough in the State to command large appropriations for maintenance. This it will do, no doubt, as soon as it shall be able to show a goodly attendance of students, not only from the town and parishes and from the State at large. To this end, therefore, it is wise for the authorities of the school to maintain the age-limit at not less than fourteen years and the requirements for admission at a fair medium, though not high, standard. This arrangement, I believe, will not debar any student from taking advantage of the Industrial School course in due time.

 Our sixteen-page circular of information is now in the hands of the printer and may be obtained upon application is now in the hands of the printer and may be obtained upon application within the coming week.
      Very truly yours,
          E. L. STEPHENS,
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1901.

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 7/13/1901.

 The case of Alphonse Peck versus the town council of Lafayette was submitted Wednesday evening and taken under advisement by the court.

 There will be religious services at the Presbyterian Church to-morrow evening at 5 o'clock, by the Rev. C. C. Kramer. The public is invited.

 Mr. Frank Hopkins and party who are enjoying an outing in the piney woods, report having a fine time. They expect to return Monday.

 After a short visit Marie Louise Mouton returned to her home in Lafayette.

 Mr. W. V. Nicholson is agent for an automatic coffee-dripper. This new invention makes "Creole Coffee" a la perfection. It maintains all the flavor of the coffee, saves time and money.

 Southern Pacific - Sunset Route will sell tickets from Lafayette to Chicago, Ill., and return July 21st, and 22nd, 1901, with return limit August 1st, 1901, at a rate of $27.95.

 Mrs. C. Williams is in Cypremort, visiting relatives.

 Miss Maud McMorries, of Bryan, Tex., is the guest of Miss Louisa Tolson.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1901.

 From the Lafayette Gazette of July 13th, 1895:

Will, in all Probability, be Built on Mr. C. A. Mouton's Place.

 It may be stated as reasonably certain that a refinery will be built on Mr. Chas. A. Mouton's place near this town. Through the efforts of Col. Gus. A. Breaux, the bulk of the capital necessary to build a good-sized mill has been secured from persons in New Orleans to which has been added subscriptions from citizens of this town and vicinity obtained by communities of gentlemen who have been at work since several days. At a meeting of the different committees held at Falk's Opera House Thursday evening Col. Breaux made a statement explanatory of the cost of the refinery, its size and dimensions. He said that its capacity would be 300 tons per day; the building 150 feet long, 40 feet wide and 20 feet high; boiler sheds, 40 x 75 feet.

 The local communities have succeeded in placing 37 shares at $100, and as the amount to be raised here is $5,000, only $1,300 remains to be subscribed. This, it is believed, will be easy to raise.

 In his remarks before the committees, Col. Breaux stated that Mr. Taylor, an experienced and competent contractor, was expected to arrive shortly to look over the site to make the necessary preparations to lay the foundation as soon as practicable. It is intended to begin work not later than next week. The refinery is to be completed and ready for operation on the 14th of October, 1895, in time to grind the coming cane crop. It is estimated that the capacity of the mill will be sufficiently large to "take off" all the cane raised within a reasonable distance, and we understand that it will be built in such a way as to enable an increase of capacity should it become necessary.

 Heretofore farmers in this section have encountered great difficulties in having their cane shipped to marketable points, and a refinery within reach of the their fields will be of incalculable benefit to them.

 Unless the unexpected should happen and with an average good fortune the intelligent work of Col. Breaux and the prompt assistance given by the Business Men's Association and its committees will bear fruit and Lafayette will have that long-wished for refinery. Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1895.

Dastardly Attempt to Take the Life of Mr. Felix Landry.

 Some people may not know it, but it is nevertheless a fact that the hobo element or that class of itinerant loafers who ride on freight trains free of charge, are, with probably few exceptions, in the habit of carrying weapons concealed about their persons. So common has this practice grown of late the lives of railroad trainmen are in imminent danger if these worthies are not allowed to ride without molestation. We have been informed that the negro-hoboes are invariably "heeled" and they have gotten to be so bold that upon what they consider to be the slightest provocation they bring their death-dealing instruments into active service. Some time ago Sheriff Broussard arrested on the railroad track a number of a number of suspicious negroes, and when searched two of them were found in the possession or revolvers. Both are now languishing in jail. An endless number of cases may be cited to illustrate this daily increasing danger to the lives of trainmen who are called at every hour to evict from the train these desperate men.

 Last Monday night at about half past nine o'clock when the local freight was pulling in at the yards, Felix Landry, a brakeman, noticed a negro comfortably seated on a flat car. He walked up to him and asked him what he wanted. The negro explained his mission in language more forcible than elegant and at the same time drew a pistol and fired at Mr. Landry who fortunately received the bullet in a fleshy part of his right arm inflicting only a very slight wound. The negro then seemed satisfied with his devilish work and for a while held his pistol pointed at his defenseless victim who had but one thing to do and that was to submit to his murderous assailant. When the train stopped the negro jumped off and made his escape. The authorities were informed of the occurrence and the necessary measure were taken to capture the would-be murderer, who has not yet been caught, but Deputy Sheriff Mouton acted promptly in the matter and it is believed that he will be behind the bars for many days.
Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1895

Crow Girard to Visit the Old World.

 Crow Girard, president of the People's State Bank, and Leo Judice, of Scott, left Sunday for an extensive trip to the Old World. They will visit Parish, London and other European cities and will be absent several months. Mr. Girard will visit his grand mother. Mrs. Girard, who has been a resident of France for a number of years.
Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1895.

Ben Falk to Visit His Homeland.

 Mr. B. Falk took his departure last Monday for Europe. Mr. Falk will spend some time in his native country, Russia, where his mother is living. This is his first visit to Europe, since he came to America nearly a quarter of a century ago. Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1895.

 To Protect the Boys.
[To Editor of Gazette.]

 I am informed that the City Council of a neighboring town as passed an ordinance instructing the police to arrest all boys under 21 years of of age found in houses of ill-repute. A number of arrests have been made and the ordinance promises to do much in remedying this crying evil. Could not the present City Council of Lafayette pass and enforce a similar ordinance to save our boys from ruin and corruption?
(Signed) XXX
Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1895.


 There were several races at the Surrey track last Sunday. The first and most interesting race was between the Castille horse of Breaux Bridge and the Duhon mare. The judges failed to agree as to the result and we understand the courts will be called upon to decide which was the winner. Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1895.

Ready for this Season.

 The gin of Alexandre Delhomme near Scott has been thoroughly overhauled by the experienced machinists, Messrs. Felix and Chas. L. Voorhies for the coming season. Mr. Delhomme will be in a position to do all cotton ginning well and speedily and his many patrons are reminded that their trade is cordially solicited. Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1895.

Latest School Board Meeting.

 The School Board, at its last meeting has appointed Miss Frances S. Greig principal of the Lafayette High School. In conversation with a member of the board we were informed that the services of Prof. LeRosen were not retained because of the Board's inability to pay him the required salary. Miss Greig is a graduate of the Normal School and is well qualified for the position to which she has been appointed, but it is to be regretted that the board could not see its way clear to retain the services of Prof. LeRosen under the same conditions as last year. 
The professor had been in charge of the high school since its opening and we believe under his management the school has done as well as could be expected. Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1895.

School Board Proceedings.
            Lafayette, La., July 6, 1895.
  The Board of School Directors of the parish of Lafayette met this day in regular session with the following members present: J. O. Broussard, president; P. A. Chiasson, Jasper Spell, J. E. Trahan, D. Bernard, A. C. Guilbeau and J. S. Whittington.
Absent: Dr. W. W. Lessley.

 The minutes of the meeting were read and approved.

 The treasurer submitted the following report which was accepted:

 To the President and Members of the Board of School Districts Parish of Lafayette.

GENTLEMEN - The following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of school funds for the last quarter.

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WM. CLEGG, Treasurer.

 Mr. J. F. Trahan reported that he had located the one half lot of ground belonging to the school board, and lot being situated on Lafayette street and big ditch.

 On motion, duly made, Mr. Trahan was authorized to rent or sell said lot.

 On motion of Mr. Spell, seconded by Mr. Chiasson, Messrs. J. S. Whittington and H. C. Wallis were added to the committee to see about the fines due the school board.

 On motion of Mr. Chiasson, seconded by Mr. Whittington, the schools were ordered to be opened on September 8, 1895.

 On motion of Mr. Whittington, seconded by Mr. Trahan, a school was established at Indian Bayou, 2nd ward, provided that the patrons of said school furnish the school house, and that no assistant be employed for the Ridge school.

 On motion duly made the superintendent was authorized to draw the sum of twenty dollars to defray his expenses attending the superintendents' convention.

 On motion of Mr. Chaisson, seconded by Mr. Bernard, a school was established in the neighborhood of Mr. Joe C. Broussard, 1st ward.

 Mr. Louis G. Breaux appeared before the land Board and offered to donate one acre of land to the Board on which a school house had been built with the money obtained from the Police Jury, stating that said land was three and one half arpents from Scott.

 On motion of Mr. Trahan, duly seconded, all action in regard to accepting Mr. Breaux's offer was deferred until next meeting.

 On motion of Mr. Chaisson, seconded by Mr. Whittington, Messrs. J. O. Broussard and J. E. Trahan were appointed as a committee to wait on the Police Jury and ask them to appropriate a sufficient amount to defray the expenses of two students from this parish to the State Normal School at Natchitoches.

 On motion of Mr. Whittington seconded by Mr. Chaisson, Miss Frances G. Greig was appointed principal of the Lafayette High School at a salary of fifty dollars per month.

 The following accounts were approved:


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WM. CLEGG, Treasurer.

 Mr. J. E. Trahan reported that he had located the one half lot of ground belonging to the school board, and lot being on Lafayette street and big ditch.

 On motion of Mr. Spell, seconded by Mr. Chaisson, Messrs. J. S. Whittington and H. C. Wallis were added to the committee to see about fines due the school board.

 On motion of Mr. Chaisson, seconded by Mr. Whittington, the schools were ordered to be opened on September 8, 1895.

 On motion of Mr. Whittington, seconded by Mr. Trahan, a school was established at Indian Bayou, 2nd ward, provided that the patrons of said school furnish the school house, and that no assistant be employed for the Ridge school.

 On motion duly made the superintendent was authorized to draw the sum of twenty dollars to defray his expenses attending the superintendent's convention.

 On motion of Mr. Chaisson, seconded by Mr. Bernard, a school was established in the neighborhood of Mr. Joe C. Bernard, 1st ward.

 Mr. Louis G. Breaux appeared before the Board and offered to donate one acre of land to the Board in which a school house had been built with the money obtained from the Police Jury, stating that said land was three and one half arpents from Scott.

 On motion of Mr. Trahan, duly seconded, all action in regard to accepting Mr. Breaux's offer was deferred until next meeting.

 On motion of Mr. Chaisson, seconded by Mr. Whittington, Messrs. J. O. Broussard and J. E. Trahan were appointed as a committee to wait on the Police Jury and ask them to appropriate a sufficient amount to defray the expense of two students from this parish to the State Normal School at Natchitoches.

 On motion of Mr. Whittington seconded by Mr. Chaisson, Miss Frances G. Greig was appointed principal of the Lafayette High School at a salary of fifty dollars per month.

 The following accounts were approved:


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 There being no further business the board adjourned.
J. O. BROUSSARD, President.
H. E. TOLL, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1895.


      Lafayette, La., July 2, 1895.
 Pursuant to adjournment, the council met this day. There were present: A. J. Moss, mayor;  Dr. J. D. Trahan, Messrs. J. O. LeBlanc, O. C. Mouton, B. Falk, Joe Ducote.

 The following resolution was offered by O. C. Mouton.

 "Resolution proclaiming result of election held in the town of Lafayette July 1st, 1895, for the purpose of submitting to the electors residing in and upon certain lots or land contiguous and adjacent to the corporate limits of said town of Lafayette, whether they desired said lots or land to be annexed to and included in the corporate limits of said town of Lafayette, under provision of Act No. 105 of the General Assembly of this State, approved July 7th, 1892."

 WHEREAS, The returns of the election held at the court-house, in the town of Lafayette, on July 1st, 1895, submitting to the electors residing upon certain land or lots contiguous and adjacent to the corporate limits of the town of Lafayette, well defined and accurately described in the proclamation calling said election, in the survey plat thereof and in the petition asking said proposed election, all duly transcribed and recorded upon the public record book wherein the ordinances or official proceedings of the city council of the corporation of Lafayette, are usually recorded, whether they desired that such lots or lands should be annexed to and included in the territorial corporate limits of the town of Lafayette, have been made to the municipal authorities within forty-eight hours after the closing of the polls at said election of July 1st, 1895; and WHEREAS, said returns of election have been recorded and transcribed in the public record book wherein the ordinances or official proceedings of the corporation of Lafayette are usually kept, also permanently preserved among the official records of said town;  THEREFORE, be it resolved by the city council; That proclamation of the result thereof is hereby given, in accordance with said returns to have been as follow, to-wit:-
  Votes cast as said election, fifty-three;
  Votes in favor of said annexation, fifty-three;
  Votes against said annexation, none.
  NOW THEREFORE, proclamation is hereby made that a majority in number and value of the qualified electors residing in and upon the lots or lands proposed to be annexed and included in the territorial corporate limits of said town of Lafayette, voting at said election, have voted in favor of Lafayette, voting at said election, have voted in favor of the annexation thereof, as provided and authorized by Act No. 105 of the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, approved July 7th, 1892.

 Be it further resolved that this proclamation of the result of said election be published for ten days in the "Lafayette Advertiser" and the "Lafayette Gazette" newspapers published in said town. Following vote:
Yeas: O. C. Mouton, B. Falk, J. O. LeBlanc, Dr. J. D. Trahan, Joe Ducote.
Nays: None.

 Unanimously carried.
A. J. MOSS, Mayor.
BAXTER CLEGG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 7/13/1895.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 7/13/1895.

 Ed Higginbotham is down with typhoid fever.

 Miss Isaure McDaniel left Saturday for Rayne to visit her friend, Miss Josie Anding.

 Romain Francez and Wm. Campbell were over from Lafayette Tuesday -[From the Crowley Signal.]

 Deputy Sheriff Billaud, made a short trip to New Iberia Tuesday on official business.

 W. S. Torian returned from New Orleans Wednesday. He had gone to the city on Monday's early train.

 Mrs. Max Claus and Miss Gussie Wolf,  of Washington, are visiting at the home of Mr. B. Falk.

 Andy McBride went to Houston Tuesday night and will remain in that city about a month.

 Mr. Van der Cruyssen has placed his "Trilby march" on sale at 40 cents a copy.

 Mrs. Isaac Broussard left Thursday for Opelousas. She returned home Friday.

 Prof. R. C. Greig went to New Orleans this week to enjoy a much needed rest.

 Mr. A. Veazey, has been seriously ill during the past week. His many friends wish him an early and complete recovery.

Ike Bendel, of Lake Charles, is now in charge of Mr. B. Falk's store where he may be found during the latter gentleman's absence in Europe.

A. L. Burkholder, one a resident of Lafayette, but now of Houston, was here a few days during the past week.

 Miss Cora Desbrest visited friends and relatives in Opelousas last week. She returned to Lafayette Sunday.

 Judge O. C. Mouton went to Abbeville Sunday and was one of the excursionists to Southwest Pass Monday.

 The Gazette has been informed that during his stay in Europe Mr. Falk will book some attractions for the coming theatrical season in Lafayette.

 Miss Lena Levy, of Lafayette, who has been spending a brief visit with Miss Pauline Schmulen, left Wednesday evening for Orange Tex., where she wil spend some time with friends.

 "Dice" Judice, the original bimetallist of Lafayette, has received from a friend in Alexandria, a silver badge on which is inscribed the very significant words: "Free Silver." Useless to say that our bimetallic friend wears the badge on the lapel of his coat.

 Mrs. J. H. Conniff and Miss Mabel Conniff, of New Orleans, arrived in Lafayette last week and are the guests of their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. John Hahn, at the Crescent Hotel.

 The Gazette is informed that Mr. George Goolsby, late of The Advertiser, will soon start another newspaper in Lafayette. We do not know the name of the new candidate for popular favors, but under whatever cognomen it will sail, we wish it a smooth voyage on the rugged waters of the sea of country journalism.






 From the Lafayette Advertiser of July 13th, 1889:

At the Canning Company.

The Lafayette Canning Company has been packing tomatoes several days this week, and everything is now running smoothly.

 From what we know of the care with which the vegetables are handled - nothing but the choice ripe being used and packed whole, and by hand - we don not see why this company's product should not rank with as the best and bring good prices. It is the intention of the Company to put out only the very finest to be made. The past month's rain has, with the previous drought, been very unfortunate for its growing crops, and will cut off the yield very materially; but, if good weather is had from this on, it is expected a fair yield will be realized. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1889.

Splendid Peaches.

 Mr. Ben Avant has been telling us what splendid peaches he raises on his place, and we have been in hopes he would remember us in season. When we learned how "Oberon" was devastating his orchard it made us  mad - to think we were "left." Now, it is a pity for peaches to go to waste in this manner. Even unconsciously endeavoring to fill Oberon up on peaches is like pouring wine into a rat hole. Good peaches might be put to "editorial use" with much, much more profit. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1889.

J. A. Moss Back Home.

 Last Tuesday we were pleased to greet our young friend J. A. Moss, who has just returned from the Louisiana State University and A. & M. College, much improved in health and appearance. Jimmy brings home as trophys two very pretty gold medals - one offered by Company B, and the other by the officers of Company B. for punctual attendance. He has our congratulations. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1889.

The 4th In Carencro.

 The Fourth of July was observed by the people of this section in a manner worthy of the highest praise. The Carencro Hook and Ladder Co. No., under command of Foreman Gaston Blot, turned out in full uniform with their Truck beautifully draped in festoons of flower, laces and ribbons, and upon which rode the Godmother of the Company Sarah Brown as graceful as a queen. The Carencro Brass Band, under the leadership of Prof. Louis Tapissier, headed the procession and discoursed some of their sweetest music. After marching through the principal streets the company was marched back to the Hall of Mayor Guilbeau where a grand ball was given for the benefit of the band, which, we are informed, was quite a success. The procession was under command of Marshal J. D. Breaux, who, mounted on his fine bay horse "Grover Cleveland," Mr. and Mrs. Dimitry designed and executed the decoration of the TRuck, for which they received merited praise from all. Too much cannot be said in behalf of our French citizens who were the principal movers in this matter, and is an additional evidence that the love of liberty which glowed in the hearts of the gallant French who came to the assistance of our forefathers in their struggle for constitutional government has been bequeathed to worthy sons.

 Professor Tapissier deserves great credit for his faithful work in bringing the band up to its present standard.

 Prof. Charles Heicheiheim has organized a string band for social amusement.

 Quite a nice crowd attended the mule race last Saturday. In the first best two of three John Begnaud and Nom Richard won, and in the contest between these two John Begnaud won by a safe distance. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1889.

Appointed Assistant Physician.

 The many friends of Dr. Franklin Mouton, of Lafayette, (a recent graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore,) will be pleased to know that he has received the appointment of assistant physician at Bay View Hospital near Baltimore. This is one of the most noted institutions of its character in this country, has an average of something over twelve-hundred patients, and offers superior advantages for the advancement of young physicians in study and practice. We congratulate Frank upon his exceptionally good fortune; and know that he is not the boy to neglect any of his opportunities.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1889.

 An Enjoyable Surprise.

 A party of our young ladies and gentlemen gave a most enjoyable surprise party at the residence of Mrs. Albert Judice last Wednesday night, complimentary to Misses Alix and Louis Judice. Following are those composing the party of gay raiders. Miss Stella and Haydee Trahan, Blanche Gentil, Martha Mouton, Zerelda Bailey, and Mrs. L. Domengeux. Messrs. Alfred and Sidney Mouton, A. M. Gardner, Raoul Trahan, Baxter Clegg, V. Gardebled, John Lebesque, Jean Comeaux, F. Cornay and L. Domengeaux. Notwithstanding the terrible suprise Mrs. Judice was equal to the emergency, and entertained here guests so royally that we would have not be surprised if she had not laid herself liable to another raid. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1889.

Base Ball.

 The Atlantic and Crescent Base Ball Clubs will play a match game Sunday, July 14th, on Parkerson's green. Both nines are evenly matched, and a good game can be expected. Following are the nines and their positions:

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Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1889.

Murder Near Carencro.

 Last Tuesday, the 9th inst., the body of a negro woman, named Umea Arceneaux, was discovered lying rigid on the floor of a negro cabin on the outskirts of Carencro, the surroundings indicating that a horrible murder had been committed. Leaning against the wall was an ax stained with blood, and lying on the floor near the body was a bloody knife. An inspection of the corpse disclosed a terrible gash on the back of the head (evidently made by the ax) and several gashes on the throat - no doubt done with the knife. The woman had been dead twelve hours, if not longer. This was about noon. Sheriff Broussard and Coroner Gladu were telegraphed for and responded promptly. Investigation and inquiry discovered that early that morning Felix Keys, the husband of the murdered woman, had told a mulatto friend he had killed his wife and was going to leave the country, and passed on. William says he thought keys was merely joking, and paid no attention to his statements. The coroner's jury returned their verdict charging Keys with the crime. Sheriff Broussard immediately started telegrams and posses in every direction and himself went in pursuit of the murderer. The negroes of the community were greatly incensed, and joined in the hunt voluntarily. If they had caught the fugitive no doubt he would have been lynched. On Wednesday news came that the murderer had been arrested in St. Martin parish. Sheriff Broussard immediately went to St. Martinville, returning Thursday with his prisoner, who is now in the jail here. Keys admits having committed teh crime and says the cause was jealousy.

LATER - Thursday afternoon, about 4 o'clock, a body of about 150 men, composed of whites and negroes, mostly from the neighborhood of the murder, came into town and captured the jail, broke open the doors, overpowered the sheriff, took the murderer back to Carencro and turned him over to the negroes, by whom unreadable words). Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1889.    

Surprise Party. - A party of our young ladies and gentlemen gave a most enjoyable surprise party at the residence of Mrs. Albert Judice last Wednesday night, a complimentary to Misses Alix and Louise Judice. Following are those composing the party of gay raiders. Misses Stella and Haydee Trahan, Blanche Gentil, Martha Mouton, Zerelda Bailey, and Mrs. L. Domingeaux, Messrs. Alfred and Sidney Mouton, A. M. Gardner, John Lebesque, Jean Comeaux, F. Cornay and L. Domingeaux. Notwithstanding the terrible surprise Mrs. Judice was equal to the emergency, and entertained her guests so royally that we would not be surprised if she has not laid herself liable to another raid.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1889.

Police Jury Proceedings.

    Lafayette, La., July 8th, 1889.

 The Police Jury this day in special session with the following members present:  C. P. Alpha, J. G. St. Julien, C. C. Brown and A. A. Delhomme.

 The petition of the railroad committee was taken into consideration, and the following preamble and resolution by Mr. Brown was adopted unanimously.

 Recognizing the importance of railroad connection between Lafayette and Abbeville, and the vast benefits to be derived therefrom.

 Resolved, That this Police Jury at the proper time, will assist and encourage the project to the full extent of its powers and resources.

 A certified copy of the above was ordered transmitted to the chairman of the committee.

 There being no further business the Police Jury resolved into a Board of Reviewers to review the assessment list.
C. P. ALPHA, President.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1889.

School Board Proceedings.

           Lafayette, La., July 6th, 1889.

 The Board of Public School Directors met this day in regular session with the following members present: President - Dr. J. D. Trahan, Jasper Spell, Dr. J. P. Francez, J. S. Whittington, O. C. Mouton, S. LeBlanc, T. Begnaud, and M. Billaud. Absent: Dupre Hulin.

 The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

 The following report from the committee appointed to examine the books of the Treasurer was submitted and accepted:

        Lafayette, La., July 6th, 1889.
  We, the undersigned committee appointed to examine the books of the Treasurer was submitted and accepted:

     Lafayette, La., July 6th, 1889.
  We, the undersigned committee appointed by your Honorable Body, beg leave to report the following statement; we have examined the books and vouchers counted the money on hand, found the same correct, the cash on hand being $5,588.53.

 In connection with the item of (unreadable amount) amount received by the Treasurer from the District Attorney, and being interest on bond forfeited by Judice, we will state that from information received from C. D. Caffery, Esq., though the amount actually collected from the sureties was $1,584.00 and that the amount retained by himself and District Attorney was as follows:

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Respectfully submitted,
     WM. CLEGG, Treasurer.

 The committee appointed at the last meeting to obtain a statement from Mr. Chas. D. Caffery of the school lands, &c., asked for further time, which was granted, and they were requested to make their report at the next meeting.

 The Building Committee of the 6th ward reported that they had bought the building offered by Louis Roger and had it moved on the land donated by Jules Roger, and that Mr. Guilbeau has moved his school into said building; they also report that though they have advertised for bids for the new school house, as yet they have received none.

 Said committee none. Said committee also reports that the acts of donation of one-half acre of land by C. C. Brown, and of one acre of land by Jules Roger to the School Board, have been passed.

 The building committee of the 1st ward asked for further time, which was granted.

 The building committee of the 5th ward reported that they had sold the old school house for $30.00, to be delivered when the new school house would be built, that they had not been able to exchange the lot, and though they had advertised for bids to build the new school house, they could not get anyone to take the contract for the amount appropriated for that purpose.

 The following resolution was then offered by Mr. O. C. Mouton,which was accepted:

 Whereas, the several committee appointed to advertise for the building of school houses in the 1st, 5th and 6th wards have not received any bids in answer to the notices given.

 Be it resolved, that said committees are hereby authorized to secure services of some contractor for shall not in any case exceed the appropriation made for that purpose.

 The petition asking that a school be established in the eastern portion of the 3rd ward was read, and on motion of O. C. Mouton, duly seconded, it was resolved, that a school be established at Torrence Plantation in said ward.

 The committee appointed to investigate the charges made against Paul Breaux report that they have examined into the matter and could find no grounds for said report and that the patrons of his school were well pleased with him.

 On motion of O. C. Mouton, it was resolved, that Mr. Greig he allowed an assistant, said assistant to hold a certificate of examination and to receive $20.00 per month.

 On motion of O. C. Mouton, all schools in the 3rd ward were ordered to be closed from the 15th of July to until the 15th of September.

 On motion of O. C. Mouton, all schools in the 3rd ward were ordered to be closed from the 15th of July to until the 15th of September.

 On motion of Dr. J. P. Francez, duly seconded, all the schools in the 2nd and 6th wards were ordered until the 15th of October.

 The following accounts were approved:

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 There being no further business the Board adjourned to Saturday August 10th, 1889.
J. D. TRAHAN, President.
H. E. Toll, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1889.

Police Jury Proceedings.

    Lafayette, La., July 1st, 1889.
 The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: Messrs. C. P. Alpha, J. G. St. Julien, C. C. Brown, O. Theriot, Ford Hoffpauir and A. A. Delhomme.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 The jury of freeholders appointed to trace a road from Anse St. Claire to the Breaux Bridge road made an incomplete report report, which was referred with the following instructions by the following resolution, introduced by Mr. St. Julien:

 Resolved, That the jury of freeholders be reappointed to continue the contemplated road leading from Carencro to Breaux Bridge, and connect the same at the new bridge, and connect then same at the new bridge near Mrs. Francois  Arceneaux's crossing. Carried.

 Mr. T. H. Theriot, road overseer for the 4th ward, made an intelligent report of the work accomplished, showing a total of forty-nine bridges and twenty-three levees built during the past year. Much general repair had also been performed.

 The following, by Mr. Brown, was adopted in reference repair had also been performed.

 The following by Mr. Brown, was adopted in reference to the above report:

 Resolved, That the report of T. H. Theriot be accepted, and his balance account be approved for the sum of $15.80.

 Mr. Euphemon Bernard, road overseer for the 5th ward, reported that all the bridges and roads had been put in fair condition except the Broussard-Royville road, which is yet too narrow.

 The report was accepted and ordered filed.

 The Treasurer submitted his monthly statement, as follows:

        Lafayette, La., July 1st, 1889.
 To the Hon. Police Jury: - The following is a statement of the finances of the parish since last report.

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 Respectfully submitted,
     WM. CLEGG, Parish Treasurer.

 The petition of Mrs. Thomas Stutes, an aged and indigent woman, was read, and the following resolution by Mr. Hoffpauir for her relief adopted:

 Resolved, That the sum of $25.00 be given to the Hon. A. A. Delhomme to supply the necessary wants of petitioner.

 A petition from the citizens of the 2nd ward, asking for a change in the public road leading from Dr. M. L. Lyons' bridge to Indian Bayou, was read and the following by Mr. Hoffpauir, adopted.

 Resolved, That a jury of six freeholders be appointed to change the road so as to run on half section line of section 24, T 10 South, Range 2 East, and then on half section line of section 23 until striking the dividing line of Valsin Trahan and heirs of Ralph Foreman, thence to the bridge on Bayou Queue Tortue.

 The jury was appointed as follows:

 The jury was appointed as follows: Jasper Spell, Augustus Perry, Starcus Hoffpauir, Bolden Hoffpauir.

 On motion of Mr. Brown, a committee of three, consisting of Messrs. Ford Hoffpauir, A. A. Delhomme and R. C. Greig, was appointed to examine the Treasurer's books, count his cash, cancel his warrants, and file the same in the archives of the police jury.

 Messrs. C. H. Bradley, W. B. Torian, J. C. Buchanan and A. J. Moss here appearing were heard respecting the contemplated railroad to Abbeville. Mr. Bradley in behalf of the committee, addressed the Body, presenting the many advantages to be derived and the impetus to be given toward the development of the resources of the parish from the construction of such road. The speaker urged the necessity of endorsing and encouraging the enterprise in such manner as the Police Jury should see fit and proper.

 On motion of Mr. Brown, action on the matter was deferred until the 8th inst., when the police jury will meet as Board of Reviewers.

 The following account was laid over:

 Alcee Broussard, constable fees ... $4.20.

 The following accounts were approved:

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 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned the July 8th, as Board of Reviewers.
C. P. ALPHA, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1889.

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 7/13/1889.

 The weather during the week has been sputtering and growling as if loth to give up its reign of rain.

 We still have good reports from the crops in all sections of the parish, though a streak of dry, hot weather would be highly beneficial just now.

 Heavy rainstorms in Texas last week caused great destruction of property and considerable loss of life. The railroads were much damaged, and travel and traffic delayed.

 The prairies and pastures were never better at this season of the year for stock grazing than at the present time.

 Cucumbers, tomatoes, okra, and all Summer vegetables are plentiful.

 The Lafayette Building and Loan Association will have money to lend on Saturday, July 20th. Meeting at the Crescent and News Hotel at 8 o'clock p. m. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1889.


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of July 13th, 1878:

Railroad News.

The railroad talk has not created any "fever" here yet and the improvements going on in our town are not due to that cause. Our people have been attacked by that "fever" several times and consequently are not much subject to it now. Among the improvements in progress, Mr. T. Hebert, Jr. has nearly completed a dwelling house near his Livery Stable ;  J. O. Mouton Esq., is building an addition to his store ;  Dr. J. D. Trahan has commenced erecting a spacious and elegant dwelling ;  and we learn that among the projected improvements, Mr. F. Lombard will erect an additional building on the property he occupies near the Court House. Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1878. Pictured above "The Sabine." First locomotive to arrive at Vermilionville, La.

More Railroad News. - We have lately had frequent confirmations of the preparations and contracts made by the Morgan Railroad Company, of which C. A. Whitney, Esq., is President, to extend their road from Berwick's Bay westward. The charter under which the company is operated, was granted by the Legislature and was approved March 8, 1877. It stipulates that the work must be commenced during the first year, forty miles completed from the Bay the second year, the same amount each, the third and fourth years, and thirty miles the fifth year. A failure to comply with these conditions will forfeit the rights and privileges granted by the charter to the portions not completed. In order to conform to the letter of the law and preserve the charter, a very slight commencement of the work was made before the expiration of the first year. Present movements seem to indicate that the company intend to complete the first forty miles before the 8th of March next. Whether the work will be pushed forward more rapidly than the charter requires, time will determine.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1878.

The ROAD TO TEXAS. - We had the pleasure yesterday evening of an interview with Mr. G. L. Coulon, just returned  from Morgan City, who reports that the Morgan Railroad is fairly up to its work. The steamer Porter, now under repairs in Algiers, will soon be ready to transport the rails across the gulf, and in the initiatory movement to Texas is in a fair way of being brought to a final terminus.

 The road Lafourche Crossing, or, to speak more specifically, the road that is to start from one mile beyond Lafourche Crossing is now in progress. Contracts have been awarded for building the necessary bridges, and the work is expected to be finished in about two weeks. There is no doubt that the road will soon be built up to Thibodaux.

 These are only incidental items. The Morgan men are determined to be up to the mark in every way, and before long our citizens may expect a good road at least as far as Vermilionville.

From the N. O. Democrat and in the Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1878.

 Mass Meeting.

 The Democrats of this parish are again reminded that a mass meeting will be held at the Court House on next Saturday the 20th inst. The specified objects of the call are to select delegates to the State Convention at Baton Rouge, to appoint a Parish Executive Committee and a member of the State Central Committee. It naturally follows that the delegates to Baton Rouge will be instructed to favor a Constitutional Convention. It may be proper also to authorize them to represent the parish in the district convention to nominate a candidate for Congress. It will be necessary to have an adjourned meeting of the Democrats of the parish, for the purpose of selecting delegates to a Senatorial convention and to nominate a candidate for Representative in the State Legislature.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1878.  

Police Jury Proceedings.

 The Police Jury met at the Court House, House, in regular session, this 3d day of June 1878, the following members being present, Onez Broussard, president, Aurelien Primeaux, Adolphe Comeaux and Alfred Peck. Absent: M. G. Broussard.

 The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

 Resolved, that the sum of eight hundred dollars be and is hereby appropriated for the building of the Carencro Bridge.

 Resolved, that Mr. Jean Guilbeau be and is hereby authorized to sell for cash, that portion of the old lumber of the Carencro bridge which the parish of Lafayette is entitled to.

 Resolved, that the President be and is hereby authorized to appoint a committee to examine the Pin Hook bridge, and that said committee be empowered to contract for the repairng of said bridge.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. Adolphe Comeaux, Aurelien Primeaux, Alex. Meaux, Lessin Guidry and Syphroyen Landry.

 Resolved, that Bruce Martin of this parish, be and is hereby appointed beneficiary cadet to the Louisiana State University.

 Resolved, that the President be and is hereby authorized to purchase a blank certificate book for the use of the Police Jury, and to draw on the Treasurer for the amount of cost of said certificate.

 Whereas, errors were inadvertently committed by the ordinance passed on the 1st of April 1878 fixing the polling places on election precincts,
  Therefore be it ordained, two-thirds of the members voting therefor, that the following shall be and are hereby fixed as Election Precincts and Polling Places for the parish of Lafayette - 
  Justice of the Peace Ward number One shall be divided into two Election precincts as follows: Precinct No. One - Shall consist of all that portion of ward number lying north of the line running along the southern limits of the property of Joseph D. Breaux, on the public road dividing the First Ward from the Third, to and along the limits of the property limits of the parish - and the polling place for this Precinct is hereby fixed at Joseph D. Breaux.

 Precinct No. Two shall consist of and include all of the Justice of the Peace Ward No. One lying south of the line above mentioned and not included in the First precinct, and the polling place is hereby fixed at A. D. Boudreaux.

 Precinct No. Three shall consist of and include all that portion of the Justice of the Peace Ward Two lying west of Isle des Cannes, and the polling place is hereby fixed at Ford Hoffpauir's.

 Precinct No. Four shall consist of and include all that portion of the Justice of the Peace Ward No. Two lying east of coulee Isle des Cannes and not included in Precinct No. Three - and the polling place for this precinct is hereby fixed at Clemille Trahan's.

 Precinct No. 5 shall consist of and include all that portion of the Justice of the Peace Ward N Three lying north of the northern limits of Mme. Gerassin Bernard's and north of the public road leading to Breaux Bridge, and the polling place is hereby fixed at Jean Bernard's.

 Precinct No. 6 shall consist and include all that portion of the Justice of the Peace Ward No. Three lying south of the plantation of Mme. Gerrasin Bernard's plantation to Breaux Bridge - and the polling place for this precinct is hereby fixed at the Court House of the parish.

 Precinct No. Seven shall consist and include the whole the Justice of the Peace Ward No. Five, and the polling place for this precinct is hereby fixed at Valsin Broussard's.

 Precinct No. Eight shall consist and include the whole of the Justice of the Peace Ward No. Four, lying north of Vincent's coulee and the plantation of Aurelien Primeaux - and the polling place for this precinct is hereby fixed at the school house near Edouard I. Broussard.

 Precinct No. Nine shall consist of and include all that portion of the Justice of the Peace Ward No. Four lying south of the northern limits of the plantation of Aurelien Primeaux and Vincent's coulee - and the polling place of this precinct is hereby fixed at the town of Royville.

 That all resolutions or ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

 Upon the vote being taken on the above ordinance, Messrs. Broussard, Comeaux, Peck and Primeaux voted yea. Nays none.

 The following accounts were approved:

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 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
J. N. JUDICE, Clerk.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1878.

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 7/13/1878.

 The bridge at Pin Hook still remains in a very dangerous condition.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1878.



 From the Lafayette Advertiser of July 13th, 1909:

At Institute Saturday Night and Tells of Danger of Extinction in this Country.

 Louisiana the Richest State in Union in Forestry.

 And of 550 Varieties of Trees in United States -  160 Found in This State.

 Friday night Prof. W. J. Avery delivered an interesting lecture at the Institute on Soil Erosion, illustrated with stereopticon views, which proved very interesting.

 Saturday night Prof. R. F. Cocks, of Tulane University, gave a very interesting and instructive lecture at the Industrial School on the subject of trees.

 Previous to the lecture about thirty members of the Summer Normal rendered a fine chorus.

 Prof. Cocks was introduced by Conductor Taylor and spoke of the gratification it was to him to have noticed in recent years the increase of societies all over the country whose object was the cultivation and protection of trees. The ravages made in the destruction of the great forests had been gradually forced to the attention of the people, and they were becoming alarmed at the great danger of total extinction that threatens many of our valuable varieties of trees.

 "Wherever man makes his way," said Prof. Cocks, "the advance of civilization works the destruction of the beautiful in nature. The great beauty of our natural forests does not appeal to us, because, like the stars, we see them so often and so many of them, we have become callous, and their beauty has no charm for us.

 "Not along are our trees worthy of our notice, and protection for their beauty alone," the lecturer continued, "but their great age should at least command our respect; the many uses to which their wood can be utilized appeals to the material side of our nature, as does also the knowledge of the beneficial effect trees have in purifying the atmosphere. The tree leaves are so constructed that they absorb from the carbonic acid gas we breathe out of our lungs and throw out the pure oxygen from the gas, which helps make the surrounding atmosphere purer and more beneficial to health."

 Prof. Cocks stated that of 550 varieties of trees found in the United States there are upward of 160 varieties found in Louisiana, which makes it the richest State in that respect of any. California with its great reputation for trees immense in size, does not have more than sixty-five varieties; New York, a State much larger in size, can only boast of about eighty, while the combined territory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales contains only forty-five or fifty varieties. There is no country known, with the possible exception of Japan, which can lay claim to having more different varieties of trees than Louisiana. Some of the trees found in profusion in this State, said the lecturer, posses a certain power of adaption to circumstances which is truly wonderful. There is a certain variety of ceder found in great profusion in this State that comes from the slope of the Himalayas. This ceder is found in Louisiana growing in high ground, low ground, and in Cameron parish there are large clumps that are growing and thriving well in two feet of salt water. A variety of cypress that grows well on dry ground is also found in Louisiana swamps, but in the swamp growth the base of the tree is greatly enlarged and large knees grow out a short distance up the trunk of the tree.

 According to Prof. Cocks there are twenty-two varieties of oaks found in Louisiana, and two more about which there is still some uncertainty. About the live oak the professor stated that contrary to general belief, it was one of the fastest growers of the oak family and that Spanish moss, which is found in large quantities on the live oak, does not in any manner injure the life of the tree. The moss hanging on dead trees has not caused the death of the tree, but moss can and does grow on dead trees, even a year after life is extinct, thus giving rise to the belief that moss is injurious to the trees.

 Prof. Cocks showed the leaves of the different varieties of trees found in the State and explained what varieties were best for planting, which were the longest lived, and which had the most beautiful appearance.

 Among the trees illustrated and described by Prof. Cocks, which thrive in this State are maple, magnolia, sweet bay, hackberry, sweet gum, dogwood, red bud, three varieties of holly, honey locust, poplar, paper mulberry, beach sycamore, linden or lime, ironwood, true hornbeam, catalpa, chestnut, elm, the ash and many other varieties.
 Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1909.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of July 13th, 1968:


 Ground-breaking ceremonies for the new Holy Cross Catholic Church will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m., the Rev. F. R. Weber, pastor, announced today.

 The priest, the two church trustees, Eugene Lantier and James Whittington, will do the groundbreaking, and Bishop Maurice Schexneider of Lafayette is invited to attend, along with the general public.

 Location of the new building is on 11 acres in Broadmoor Terrace, next to Edgar Martin School. A rectory will be included in the new physical plant, and landscaping will done. The new church will hold approximately double the capacity of the old, new located on Ridge Road.

 Eight bids for the new church were received Wednesday night, and negotiations are now underway with the two lowest bidders. They were Ernest Simon, $197,754; and Ducharme Brothers, Inc., $207,900.

 An awarding of the contract is expected to made Sunday night at a meeting of the pastor, trustees and construction representatives. Lafayette Daily Advertiser 7/13/1968.    




Have We a Constitution ?
[From the N. O. Democrat]

 Has the State of Louisiana a Constitution? This is a momentous question, and one which we desire to propound to the anti-conventionists. Constitutions have their birth in the will of the people, and exist by their consent and not by their mere sufferance. That the present exists by sufferance only, none can deny ;  and the Democratic party of this State stands on record as denying the validity of the constitution of 1868  and protesting by all things holy and sacred against the doctrines it embodies, against the manner in which it was framed, and against the methods by which it was thrust upon the State. At the time of its promulgation the Democratic party denied that it was made by the people or for the people, and if they would be consistent they cannot allow it to remain in force, or by amending it acknowledge its binding force. In proof of the fact that this constitution was not adopted by the people we have only to refer to the ordinance submitting it for approval. This provides that it "shall be submitted for ratification to the registered voters of the State in conformity to the act of Congress" known as the reconstruction act, under which nearly all the intelligence and virtue of the State was disfranchised. "Electors who were qualified under the reconstruction acts of Congress shall vote, and none others." This is the language of the ordinance submitting this instrument for ratification. Who were the persons qualified under these acts ?  Answer this question and then say if this instrument was called into existence by the will of the people of Louisiana - if by them it was made the fundamental law ?

 Let us take one article of this constitution of 1868 and ask it is is the will of the people of this State. Article 99 disfranchised three-fourths of those whom the Democratic party maintains are the true people of the State.

 "Those who held office, civil or military, for one year or more, under the organization styled 'The Confederate States of America.' those who registered themselves as enemies of the United States ;  those who acted as leaders of guerilla bands during the late rebellion ;  those who in the advocacy of treason, wrote or published newspaper articles or preached sermons during the late rebellion ;  and those who voted for and signed an ordinance of secession in any State," are among the persons disfranchised by this so-called constitution. Can any honest man say that this was an expression of the will of the people of Louisiana ?  Can any consistent man, can any citizen with a modicum of self-respect, allow a constitution in which this clause was embodied to remain the fundamental law of his State ?

From the N. O. Democrat and in the Lafayette Advertiser 7/13/1878.

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