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From the Lafayette Advertiser of July the 14th., 1894:

Official Journal of Lafayette Parish.
H. A. Van der Cruyssen, Editor & Mgr.

Subscription, $2.00 a Year in Advance.

 On to-day's date in 1894, Lafayette commemorated what is called in France, "La Fete Nationale" or, as we call it Bastille Day. As you can see from the following articles in the Lafayette Advertiser of July 14, 1894, it was a pretty significant celebration in Lafayette, Louisiana at that time. The festivities culminated with a big gathering at Beausejour Park. 

JULY THE 14TH...We trust this will be a gala day in Lafayette, a day that will bring the old together who can talk of past reminiscences and recall the days of Auld Lang Syne ;  that will bring bachelors, sweethearts and maids, husbands, even those of the ancient order, that young men and young ladies, lads and lassies may form lasting relationships by "mutual agreement" that'll cause their hearts to flutter in triumph forever, and we hope too, that the little children may prattle and rattle in fun and frolic without a jar to mar them in their glee.

 We trust that it will be a day of innocent pleasure  and general rejoicing for all, and that sufficient shekels may be realized to erect a handsome school building; and that this celebration will cause a general revival in educational affairs, that the fires of patriotism, love of country and duty to fellow man will get a blaze and burn as they have never burned before. Let everybody attend the picnic and barbeque to-day. Lafayette Advertiser 7/14/1894:


 The parade of School children will leave the court house this morning at 9 o'clock sharp and proceed along the following route : From Court House down Lafayette street to Pellerin's store, then up Jefferson street to Moss Store, thence up Avenue to Crescent Hotel, thence to Labe's store and down said street by Mrs. Sprole's store. Let all children report to undersigned at Court House and get badge entitling each to free entrance at Park. Several bands of music will be on hand. Let every-body unite in giving the children a glorious celebration on this memorable day.
        R. C. GREIG.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/14/1894.

Lafayette, La., July 14th, 1894.

 To the Editor of the ADVERTISER.

 Dear Sir.
 Your kindness in giving us a place in your paper is appreciated by all of your young friends, it has been my intention for some time to write a letter but have been kept so busy with my studies I will try and write you something after special request, and I think I will write on whiskey as there is no greater evil.

 First comes the moderate drinker drinking little by little, a little more each day, never dreaming of the great danger so near him, he thinks there is no harm in it so long as he does not get drunk from a moderate drinking man he becomes a drunkard and what an awful home his must be, for the mother and little children that need food and clothes and would have both of it were not for the whiskey, suffering, sin, poverty, whiskey are all one and the same, where whiskey flows, honor, truth, and happiness are never known. Not only the suffering it causes, but death also. I have heard Papa say often that many diseases were brought on from whiskey drinking and we all know what a draw back it is to our country, what an evil example set by fathers for their children to follow.

 The Louisiana Prohibitionists published weekly in Morgan City Rev. M. Lyons editor, is a little paper all boys and girls should read, an article headed "the real cause of the present hard times." This is a part of what it says:

 "Are you a wage earner?

 Then listen to this, for it is the frozen truth. If the saloons were shut up to-morrow there would be within one month a call for 2,000,000 workmen more than are employed to-day. The call would come from all lines of industry."

 If you thin this is worth publishing, I will write again and hope some of my little friends and companions will write, also. Perhaps our small voices might do some good in the temperance cause. I'm hoping you will publish this and all the letters from my little friends in the temperance cause. I will close with best wishes for the ADVERTISER.
                                      Your Little Friend,
                                          LOUISA TOLSON.
 Lafayette Advertiser 7/14/1894.        


Selected News Notes 7/14/1894.

 Mrs. S. T. Givens has returned from Baltimore.

 Men's fancy hosiery for summer wear at Moss Bros. & Co.

 Mr. J. O. Bourder, of Breaux Bridge, was in town Tuesday.

 First class Fisher piano for sale. Address this office.

 Fine Sewing Machine Wagon for sale by T. M. Biossat, liberal terms.

Parents be sure to take your children to the Court House so they can join the the parade at 9 o'clock. After spending several days in St. Martinsville, Master Leon Broussard has returned home.

 Louis Landry and family, of Algiers, came up Sunday to visit his mother Mrs. Henry Landry.

 Oh' for a glass of that delicious soda-water dispensed with such cleanliness at the Moss Pharmacy. Miss Maud Mitchell and her brother Master Willie, have returned home from the Crescent City.

 Miss Maud Young, of Royville, has been in town since Thursday, the guest of her aunt, Mrs. A. C. Young.

 The Black Diamonds will form a band to themselves in the parade to-day, under the leadership of Mr. Louis Lacoste, accompanied by a band of music.

 Mr. Richard Coffey, formerly of this place but now engineer on the Abbeville Branch was in town Wednesday.

If young men must sow oats, buy them as well as brand and hay at Alfred Hebert's feed store near the railroad depot. 

 Any information relative to fire insurance will be cheerfully furnished by Mr. S. R. Parkerson, at the People's State Bank.

 Cypress split stove at Moss & Mouton Lumber yard at five dollars per full cord.

 Another building is being constructed by Mr. Leo Doucet on his lot adjoining the property of Dr. G. A. Martin. 

 Miss Bernadette Landry, who has been on an extended visit to her sisters in Algiers, returned home this week.

 Cows for sale. Good milch cows, at reasonable terms. Apply...J. A. LE Besque.

 Mr. C. K. Darling, of Abbeville, was on a visit to the home of his father-in-law, Mr. John Nickerson, last Sunday.

All merchants with the exception of three have agreed to close their places of business this afternoon, and the committee desires to thank them for this kindness in manifesting an interest in behalf of the celebration to-day.

 The affable relief agent, Mr. Joe Pellerin, arrived here last Friday to take charge of the railroad office during Mr. Davidson's absence.

 Miss Sallie James of Algiers, Mamie Bowen of Mobile and her nephew, Master W. B. Airey, are the guests of Judge and Mrs. W. E. Bowen.

 We have seen a specimen child's wood swing constructed by Mr. Fred Mouton, for use at Beausejour Park, that shows excellent workmanship.

 Mr. Felix Voorhies and Miss Emma Mouton left Wednesday for Duchamp, La., where they will be the guests of their sister-in-law, Mrs. Jules Mouton.

 A splendid banner will be presented to the country-school furnishing the largest number of children in the parade.

 Take yourself and family to the Rail Road Photo Car and have you some of those fine photos taken. They are fine, Cabinet size only $1.50 per dozen. Car located near depot.

 Revs. J. J. Beard and T. S. Randle and their wives returned Monday, from Crowley where they had been attending the Methodist district conference.

 Demanade the grocer won't be knocked out by the hot weather, but is keeping one of the completest and best selling assortments of fancy and family groceries in town.

 A large barn and corn-crib belonging to Mr. Alex. Verrot in this parish, was destroyed by fire lately. A considerable quantity of corn was lost, as also some field implements.

 Painting and paper-hanging of the ADVERTISER building is nearly completed and it is safe to assume we will be occupying our new quarters not later than August 1st. 

 Miss Mary McFadden returned last Friday from a protracted visit in Arkansas. She was accompanied by her sister, Mrs. A. B. Banks., who will remain here a few weeks.

READ THIS - The Southern Art Co., with their Palace R. R. Photograph Car are in Lafayette and will be here until the 25th. If you want something fine in the way of a photo of yourself, don't fail to visit the car. Cabinet photos $1.50 per dozen. Car located near depot.

 Pile Driver No. 3 drove piling last Tuesday and Wednesday for a foundation for a large water tank that will take the place of the old ones to be removed. 

 In case of rain to-day, Mr. Cayard has kindly tendered the use of his large sugar house to all guests at the Beausejour Park. The house will accommodate 1,000 people. Mrs. Hafkesbring and daughter were accompanied by Miss Maggie Jamaison on their return to New Orleans a few days ago. Miss  Jamaison will remain in the Crescent City several weeks.

 People who know a bargain when they see it, should keep a sharp look-out for the "odds and ends" of all kinds that are being closed out by Moss Bros. & Co., at less than the cost of manufacture.

Mr. Jacques D. Mouton was in New Orleans last Monday to be present at the surgical operation performed on his brother-in-law, Mr. Charles Voorhies of St. Martinville, notice of whose death is given elsewhere. 

 In compliance with the wish of a large number of the patrons of the public school in his charge and just closed for the summer, Prof. W. G. Webb will conduct a private school in Royville, which he proposes opening Monday, the 16th. instant.

 The Carencro base ball team will play a match game with the Perseverance club of Lafayette, Sunday July 22nd. The following compose the Perseverance Nine.

 Wm. Graiser, Captain; C. E. Harnish, Assistant Captain; A. Bertrand, Treasurer; A. Otto, Labbe, J. J. Graiser, A. Cayard, President; C. Baudier and R. Broussard.

 MARRIED:Mr. H. Jagon and Miss Rosa Fortune, of Berwick City, were united in marriage on the 9th. instant. The ceremony was solemnized by Judge W. E. Bowen, at the home of Mr. Albert Labe, in the presence of a number of relatives and friends. The Advertiser offers its felicitations to the newly married couple.

Some of our enterprising and energetic young ladies have, we are informed, instituted an excellent move which young ladies of leisure might do well to emulate. By the time old Sol has started on his daily journey around this mundane sphere, they are out breathing fresh air and walking for their health.

  After the City Council had taken favorable action on the Water Works petition presented at its last meeting it was ascertained that it was too late to use the petition  at this session of the general assembly as the law requires that a notice of 30 days shall be given members of the legislature of an intention to introduce a bill of such character.

HIDES WANTED. - At one a half cents per pound. Apply to LeDanois, at the Lafayette Rice Mill.

Mr. Charles Voorhies, son of our fellow-townsman, Mr. Alfred Voorhies, died in New Orleans the 10th inst. from the effects of pistol shot wounds received recently. His remains were conveyed to St. Martinsville for interment. The deceased leaves a wife and three small children. This is a sad ending of a most unfortunate circumstance, and in their bereavement the family of the departed one has the sympathy of the entire community.Lafayette Advertiser 7/14/1894.

  From the Lafayette Advertiser for July 14th, 1911:

New Sanitary Regulations Passed by The State Board of Health Now In Effect.

 Sanitary regulations for the control of barber shops in Louisiana adopted by the State Board of Health are now in effect. Each barbershop must be registered with the State Board of Health, which will keep a record of all shops, their location and the manager's name. In the event of a change of management or location, the manager of the shop is required to give notice of such change. The following are regulations in condensed form:

 Owners are required to equip shops with hot and cold water and such other appliances and material necessary to comply with the law.

 Persons suffering from communicable skin diseases, or from venereal diseases, will not be permitted to act as barbers. All tools and other equipment shall be kept in a clean condition. Managers of barber shops are required to thoroughly sterilize shaving brushes, shears, scissors, clippers and other tools of the trade by immersing them in a 5 per cent aqueous solution of carbolic acid or in boiling water. Fresh towels shall be used for each customer. Barbers are required to cleanse their hands immediately after serving each customer.

 The law prohibits barbers from using alum or other material to stop the flow of blood or for other purposes, unless same is applied as a powder or liquid. Powder puffs, sponges and finger bowls are tabooed. The headrest on the chair shall for each customer, be covered with a fresh towel or with new paper.

 Barbers shall not shave a person where the surface of the face is inflamed or broken out, unless such a person be provided with a special cup, razor and brush for his individual use. Barbers shall not undertake to treat diseases of the skin. Persons are not allowed to sleep in barber shops.

 All owners of barber shops are required to keep a copy of the Board of Health regulations in their shops for the information and guidance of their employees. Lafayette Advertiser 7/14/1911.


He Has Many Angelic Qualities, But He Smokes Cigarettes.

 The dude is the favorite butt of cheap wits. There are worse fellows than the dude, however. Sum up his good qualities and deduct his weaknesses, and you will find quite a good remainder to his credit. In the first place he is scrupulously clean - a virtue ranked next to godliness in the quotation's of virtue's stock exchange. He does no harm to anyone. He is not rude or loud or coarse or profane. And he has a politeness of his own brand - a trifle peculiar, perhaps, but is a genuine politeness all the same. His style of dress is a trifle eccentric, but not more marked in its contrast to the ordinary dress of common mortals than is the sanctimonious black of those who make a profession of piety. His clothes, however, whatever may be the eccentricity of their fashion, are clean brushed and neat, virgin of soil or stain which cannot always be said of the solemn black.

 And the dude is honest. He is not all the time hatching plans of fair-seeming fraud to cheat his fellow man, or getting up schemes to possess himself of the loose change or the strained economies of widows and orphans and unprotected females. He abhors filth of any kind. He is too dainty to relish dirt, either abstract or concrete. So you shall rarely find the dude doing a base or dishonorable action. He does not betray his friend or turn and rend his benefactors. He leaves such treachery to wearers of professional black and garments of formal cut.

 From the Montana Live Stock Journal and in the Lafayette Advertiser of July 14th, 1894.

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