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 From the Lafayette Gazette of July 14th, 1900:

Of the Parish Revised by the Police Jury Sitting as a Board of Reviewers.

 The Police Jury met last Monday as a Board of Reviewers and revised the assessment rolls. The revision of the parish assessment entails a great deal of work and the Board did not complete its labors until Tuesday afternoon.

 The assessment, as will be seen from the subjoined figures, shows a considerable increase over last year's valuation. Whenever it was deemed proper reductions were made and in other cases the assessments were raised. The assessment of the property of the Lafayette Sugar Refining Company, which was fixed last year at $100,000 was lowered to $65,000. This reduction is considered eminently fair.

 The following is the recapitulation of the roll of 1900 showing the assessments by wards.

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 Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1900.

A. O. U. W.
To Meet in Lafayette on Tuesday, July 31. - Large Number of Delegates Will be Here.

 Two years ago at Little Rock, Ark., upon the invitation of Mr. Chas. O. Mouton, the Ancient Order of United Workmen selected Lafayette as the place to hold the first meeting of the State lodge to be held in Louisiana. That meeting will take place on the 31st day of this month. Previous to that time the society was not large enough to have a State lodge, but the Pelican State made such a fine showing at Little Rock was organized into a State lodge. When the question came up to select a place of meeting a number of Louisiana delegates presented the claims of their respective towns for recognition. The claims of Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Iberia and Plaquemines were put forth, but after a warmly contested rivalry Mr. C. O. Mouton won the day and Lafayette was chosen. As a consequence of Mr. Mouton's efforts on behalf of this town the State lodge will meet here on the 31st of July. Every town of any size in this State will be represented by delegates whose number will exceed seventy. Some of the most prominent men of this State will be here on that day.

 Naturally when Mr. Mouton invited the lodge to meet here he felt confident that this community would help him to extend to the visitors a cordial welcome. In this we are satisfied he was not mistaken. We trust that Lafayette will on this occasion, as it has in the past, give a good account of itself. The necessity of creating a favorable impression upon as large and respectable body of men as the State lodge of A. O. U. W. should not be overlooked. Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1900. 

 Authorized to Issue Bonds.

 Among the bills passed at the recent session of the Legislature are Senate bills Nos. 41 and 42. Bill 41 authorizes the City Council and the Board of Trustees of the Industrial School to issue bonds for the sum of $14,000 payable with the two-mill tax levied last August. Bill No. 42 authorizes the Police Jury of the parish to issue bonds for $32,00 payable with the two-mill tax levied at the election held last September.

 Election of Directors.

 The shareholders of the Bank of Lafayette held a meeting last Tuesday and elected the following board of directors:  P. B. Roy, Alcide Judice, Gus Lacoste, E. G. Voorhies, Wm. Clegg, Wm. Campbell, Jules J. Mouton, F. H. Gregory and Crow Girard. The quarterly report of this bank will be printed in our next issue. Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1900.

Released On Bond.

 B. H. Shannon, charged with the shooting of Ignatius Weigel, has been released on bail. Mr. Shannon made application for bail through his attorney, Judge O. C. Mouton, and Judge Debaillon fixed the bond at $500, which was signed by Alfred Hebert. Weigel's condition continues to improve. Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1900.

The True Germ of Progress.

 Prof. E. L. Stephens, president of the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute, of Lafayette, La., was at the Cosmopolitan Hotel yesterday. He has been to Baton Rouge in the interest of the State appropriation, and is now returning to the seat of the new institution.

 The professor is well pleased with the action of the State Legislature in appropriating $45,000. The institute needed more money than that, but it will be able to make a good start. Originally the allowance was $59,000. That was cut down to $49,000, and later was shaved to $45,000.

 A local tax in Lafayette parish of 2 mills for ten years will amount to approximately $80,000. The building fund is fixed at $75,000. All told, the State and local appropriations for the institute reach the sum of $140,000.

 "In a general way," remarked Prof. Stephens, reviewing the progress up to date, "nothing like these appropriations for an institution of learning has been known in the history of the State of Louisiana, or in the whole South, as for that matter. The inference is plain. It means a general interest and awakening in educational matters never before known in the South. Lafayette has the true germ of modern progress, too, and in a couple of decades you find a big city there. They have gone ahead, and now own their waterworks. They are talking of a cotton mill, and Lafayette is displayin the spirit of the genuine American city." From the N. O. Picayune and in the Lafayette Advertiser 7/14/1900.

 To Open a Street to the School.

 Messrs. Geo. DeBlanc, F. E. Girard and Felix Demanade, members of the committee appointed by the Council to open a street to the Industrial School through the properties of Mrs. Wm. Campbell, Sr., Mr. Alex Mouton and Dr. F. R. Tolson, have not been altogether successful in their work. Mrs. Campbell offers to give 10 feet of ground for $150, and the committee, considering this proposition fair, will recommend its acceptance. Dr. Tolson offers to donate 10 feet. The committee desires to secure 50 feet on the land of Mr. Alex Mouton, making the right of way 60 feet wide. So far no agreement with Mr. Mouton has been reached, the terms proposed by the committee not being satisfactory to that gentleman. Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1900.

 Visiting from St. Martinville.

 Judge James E. Mouton, of St. Martinville, visited relatives in Lafayette this week. The Gazette was pleased to receive a call from the judge. Lafayette is Judge Mouton's birth place and he is always glad to visit the scenes of his boyhood. His visits here are necessarily brief as a large clientele makes the most exacting demands upon his time. Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1900.

 Statement from Sheriff Broussard.

      Lafayette, La., July 11, 1900.
 To the Editor of the Lafayette Gazette:

 In regard to the resolution of the Police Jury passed at its last meeting, instructing me to promptly place the jail in a sanitary condition, I would state that it has mistaken its powers, and the scope of my duties as sheriff. The duty of keeping the jail clean does not devolve on the sheriff, such duty rests on the Police Jury which may appoint a janitor for such purpose. Under my contract which expired the 6th of June last, it was my duty to keep the jail clean, as I was virtually janitor, being paid by the parish to attend to the sanitary condition of the jail. Under that contract I attended to the cleanliness of the jail, as well as I could under the very unsatisfactory system of evaporation now used in the jail.
Sheriff Lafayette Parish.
Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1900.


 The action of the Police Jury in electing a parish printer, under the provisions of the Act No. 138 of the General Assembly of 1894, has been the cause of undeserved censure at the hands of persons who are either ignorant of the law governing these matters or willfully perverse.

 After reading the oath that each Police Juror has taken and the law relative to the election of a printer every fair-minded person will admit that the Police Jury could not have acted in any other matter without violating the law which it has sworn to obey.

 Every member of the Police Jury has taken the following oath:

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 The Gazette need not speak upon the sanctity of an oath. Any rational being who is old enough to know anything appreciates what it is to swear.

 While reading the law which follows let the reader bear in mind that the foregoing oath was submitted to by every member of the Police Jury. The law reads:


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 In order that no one be misrepresented we have printed the oath of the juror and the law on the subject.

 The law says clearly that it shall be the duty of the Police Jury to elect a parish printer, and in the next paragraph fixes the compensation to be received by the printer for his work. The parish printer in an officer to be elected by the Police Jury and his salary is fixed by law. The salary is established by the Legislative act and the Police Jury has no more to do with it than with the salaries of the clerk of court, the judge or district attorney. The duty of the Jury is to elect a parish printer. The question of pay has already been settled by the Legislature.

 We submit that as men who know what an oath is and who place a proper interpretation on the plain mandates of the law of the State, the majority of the Police Jury acted wisely and conscientiously in electing a parish printer in accordance with the statute printed in this column.

 The Gazette is confident that the action of the Jury in the printing matter will meet with the approbation of the well-thinking people of this parish.
Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1900.

Police Jury Proceedings.

       Lafayette, La., July 5, 1900.
  The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present:  M. Billeaud, Jr., F. G. Mouton, Alonzo Lacey, Alex Broussard Saul Broussard, Odillon Blanchet, Jno. Whittington, J. C. Buchanan and Aymar Labbe.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and on motion of Mr. Buchanan was corrected to show that in nominating Mr. Martin for treasurer, Mr. Whittington stated that Mr. Martin would serve as cheap as anyone.

 By permission of the Jury Mr. Mouton inserted the following:  "When Mr. Whittington stated that Mr. Martin would serve as cheap as anyone.

 By permission of the Jury Mr. Mouton inserted the following:  "When Mr. Whittington stated that Mr. Martin would do the work as cheap as anyone I called attention to the fact that Mr. Martin was yet $200 ahead of the lowest bidder and that if a private person was nominated who would do the work as cheap as the bank. I would drop the bank and vote for the individual."

 Mr. Whittington was granted permission to insert the minutes that he did not hear or understand the statement above inserted by Mr. Mouton to the effect that Mr. Martin was $200 ahead of Mr. Davidson or the bank.

 Mr. Whittington reported for the committee on Cormier bridge that the said bridge be reconstructed on the main highway and lengthened twenty feet. Approved.

 Mr. Jerome Mouton, attorney for the collection of licenses appeared and stated that A. I. Guilbeau, saloonist, would pay delinquent license and interest if the Jury would remit the penalty of twenty-five per cent. The matter was deferred to the evening session and the Jury then decided to remit said penalty by the following vote:

 Yeas: Whittington, Lacey, Saul Broussard, Blanchet, Alex Broussard, Labbe.
Nays: Mouton.
Blank: Buchanan.

 Messrs. Alex Broussard and H. Wagner reported the dangerous condition of Middle bridge on the line between Acadia and Lafayette, and Messrs. Alex Broussard and Alonzo Lacey were appointed to confer with the authorities of Acadia as to repairing or rebuilding said bridge.

 Sheriff Broussard appeared and asked that the Jury contract for his services, s criminal officer, feeding prisoners, etc. By motion of Mr. Mouton the following committee was appointed by the president to report on the proposed contract with the sheriff:  Mouton, Labbe and Lacey.

 Mr. H. Mouton, proprietor of The Gazette, submitted his candidature for public printer under provisions of Act No. 138 of 1894. Mr. H. Van der Cruyssen, of The Advertiser, submitted a bid to do the public printing for $95 per annum.

 Mr. Mouton moved that the printing be let to the lowest bidder.
Yeas: Mouton, Labbe, S. Broussard.
Blank: Buchanan, Whittington, Lacey, Blanchet, Alex Broussard.

 Mr. Blanchet moved to reconsider and submit the question to vote under the provisions of the law.
Yeas: Whittington, Blanchet, Buchanan, Lacey.
Nays: Mouton, Labbe, S. Broussard, Alex Broussard. The president decided the tie in favor of the motion to reconsider.

 Mr. Lacey moved that H. Mouton be elected printer under his proposition.
Yeas: Whittington, Buchanan, Lacey, Blanchet.
Nays: Mouton, Alex Broussard, S. Broussard, Labbe. The president asked for time to decide the tie.

 Mr. Mouton, on behalf of the committee appointed to report on contract with the sheriff, asked for and was granted further time.

 Messrs. Lacey, Whittington and S. Broussard were authorized to purchase lumber to repair bridges in their respective wards.

 The committee appointed to report on a system of auditing and keeping accounts of the parish submitted the following which was unanimously adopted:

        Lafayette, La., July 5, 1900. - To the Hon. Police Jury:  Your undersigned committee, appointed to report an a system of keeping accounts of the parish, would respectfully report the following for your adoption:  

1st.  All resolutions passed and accounts approved by the Jury and spread same on the minutes book, properly signed and certified.  

2d.  He shall issue all warrants and keep check on the same by number and stub receipt.

3rd.  Keep all accounts entered under the following respective heads; officers' fund; bridge and road fund; criminal fund.

 4th.  Report all collections and disbursements during the month together with a general statement, of the financial condition of the parish actual and prospective.

 In order that the secretary may keep proper and correct record of the financial condition of the parish your committee would recommend the adoption of a resolution in effect that no funds be placed in the hands of the overseers or other persons for disbursement but that all claims must be presented to the Jury for approval before the issuance of warrant for same.

 By motion duly made the following was adopted:  Resolved that the Jury hereby certifies to the indigency of Celeste Howard, Elina Andrus and Treville Malapart, all confined in the parish jail under the charge of insanity.

 By motion of Mr. Whittington the salaries of justices and constables throughout the parish were fixed the same as under the old contract, the justices in the third ward ...  (unreadable words) ...monthly statement as follows:

 To the President and Members of 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 5, 1900.
   To the President and Members of Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette, La. - Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of special road tax funds since my last report:


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 Respectfully submitted,
J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.

       Lafayette, La., July 5, 1900.
 The following accounts were approved:

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 The Jury then adjourned to meet July 6, at the usual hour.
M. BILLEAUD, JR., President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.

       Lafayette, La., July 6, 1900. - The Jury met pursuant to adjournment with the following members present:  M. Billeaud, Jr., Jno. Whittington, F. G. Mouton Odillon Blanchet, Saul Broussard, J. C. Buchanan, Aymar Labbe, Alex Broussard and Alonzo Lacey.

 The president decided to vote nay on Mr. Lacey's motion to award the public printing to Mr. H. Mouton. Motion lost.

 Mr. S. Broussard moved that the printing be let to lowest bidder with privilege of ejecting any and all bids.
Yeas: Mouton, S. Broussard, Labbe, Whittington.
Nays: Buchanan, Lacey, Blanchet, Alex Broussard. Chair decided in favor of the motion. Carried.

 Mr. Mouton of The Gazette, refused to bid or change his proposition as submitted.

 Mr. Mouton moved that The Advertiser be declared the official journal under the proposition submitted by H. Van der Cruyssen.
Yeas: S. Broussard, Mouton, Labbe.
Nays: Blanchet, Lacey, Buchanan, Whittington.

 Mr. Blanchet moved that Mr. H. Mouton, of The Gazette, be elected public printer under his proposition and the provisions of Act No. 138 of 1894.
Yeas: Whittington Buchanan, Lacey, Blanchet, Alex Broussard.
Nays:  Mouton, Labbe, S. Broussard.

 Mr. Mouton was declared elected printer and in an official communication to the Jury designated The Lafayette Gazette as the official journal of the parish of Lafayette under the provisions of Act 139 of 1894.

 The committee on contract with the Sheriff was granted further time.

 The Jury decided to continue the same system of working the roads as adopted for 1899 and appointed the following road overseers for the respective wards:

 1st ward.   L. Arceneaux.
 2nd ward. Tillman Spell.
 3rd ward.  T. F. Webb.
 4th ward.  Kossuth Blanchet.
 5th ward. Albert Labbe.
 6th ward. Ernest Broussard.
 7th ward. Demas Comeaux.
 8th ward. Antoine Broussard.

 The sum of $12.50 each was granted unto the following indigents:  Paul Morvant, Theodule Benoit and wife.

 By motion of Mr.Mouton the Assessor was instructed to take the special per capita and road tax for 1901 by Dec. 20 prox.

 The Jury visited the parish jail ad found it in a most foul and unsanitary condition and adopted the following relative thereto:

 Resolved that the Sheriff be and is hereby notified to place the jail in a cleanly and sanitary condition as promptly as possible.

 The Jury then adjourned to meet on even date in the court room as Board of Reviewers.
M. BILLEAUD, JR., President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.

       Lafayette, La., July 6, 1900.
 Board of Reviewers:  The Police Jury met this day as Board of Reviewers with the following members present: M. Billeaud, Jr., F. G. Mouton, Alonzo Lacey, Odillon Blanchet, Aymar Labbe, Saul Broussard, Alex Broussard, Jno. Whittington, J. C. Buchanan.
Absent: None.

 The Board after partial examination of the assessment lists submitted by the Assessor adjourned to meet Monday July 9, at 9 o'clock a. m.
M. BILLEAUD, JR., President,
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.

 July 9, 1900:

 The Board of Reviewers met this day with all the members present.  After further examination of the assessment lists the Board adjourned to meet Tuesday July 10, at 9 o'clock a. m.
M. BILLEAUD, JR., President,
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.

        Lafayette, La., July 10, 1900.
  The Board of Reviewers met this day pursuant to adjournment with the following members present:  M. Billeaud, Jr., J. C. Buchanan, F. G. Mouton, Aymar Labbe, Saul Broussard, Jno. Whittington, Alonzo Lacey and Odillon Blanchet.
Absent: Alex Broussard.

 The Board completed the revision of the assessment lists and by motion of Mr. Whittington accepted the same.

 The Board then adjourned.
M. BILLEAUD, JR., President,
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1900.

 School Board Proceedings.

        Lafayette, La., July 5, 1900.
 The School Board met this day and there being no quorum present adjourned to Saturday, July 7.

 The Board met Saturday, July 7, with the following members present:  Dr. Hopkins, President; Messrs. Delhomme, Spell, Billeaud, Durke, Olivier and Broussard.

 The minutes of the last meeting were approved as read.

 The following resolution offered by Mr. Broussard, seconded by Mr. Olivier, was unanimously carried.

 Whereas, it has been customary to appoint the teachers of the parish at the regular Jury meeting of the School Board and whereas the term of this Board is about to expire,
  Therefore, be it resolved by this body in regular meeting assembled be deferred until the new Board is appointed.

 Moved and seconded that the superintendent be authorized to have the flue of the Carencro School house repaired provided the cost does not exceed $11. Motion carried.

 On motion, duly seconded and carried, the treasurer's report was accepted and filed:

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 Respectfully submitted,
     J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.

The following account was rejected:
W. A. LeRosen ... $8.75.

 The following accounts were approved:
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 Motion to adjourn was carried.
Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1900.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 7/14/1900.

 Sheriff Broussard received a telegram from Sheriff Swords this week to arrest one W. F. Beckham, charged with kidnapping in St. Landry.

 Octave Duhon, of this parish, left Wednesday to take up the study of medicine at Sewanee, Tennessee.

 Mr. R. E. Cunningham passed through Lafayette Wednesday on his way to Sewanee, Tennessee, where he goes to take his second course in the study of medicine.

 From the Iberia Observer: Judge Gus A. Breaux took the west bound train for Lafayette yesterday. He expressed great pleasure at the recognition of the Lilly Whites, and he said that they would at once organize at Lafayette.
Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1900.



 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 barbecue to-day. Lafayette Gazette 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.        


People's State Bank.

 In another column will be found the last quarterly statement of the People's State Bank, of Lafayette, showing how well this staunch little financial institution is holding its own. It will be recalled with pride that this bank was one of the few throughout the country that was not compelled to resort to the "limited payment" and "certified check" system to bridge them over the great financial crisis of last year. At the regular monthly meeting of the directors of the bank last Tuesday, the Cashier exhibited a statement showing the net earnings of the institution for the past six months to be nearly 12 per cent and ordered the remaining seven per cent placed to the credit of surplus. The dividend was made payable to shareholders, July 10th. Lafayette Advertiser 7/14/1894.




       Lafayette, La., July 7th, 1894. - The Board of School Directors of the Parish of Lafayette met this in regular session with the following members present:  P. A. Chiasson, Jasper Spell, D. Bernard, Dr. W. W. Lessley, A. C. Guilbeau, J. O. Broussard and J. S. Whittington. Absent: H. Theall.

 The minutes of the last meeting were read and appointed.

 The Finance Committee reported that they had examined the books of the Treasurer and found the same correct with a balance of $557.09.

 The application of Miss Clye Mudd for the position of assistant teacher of the Lafayette High School was received and on motion was laid over until said school be opened.

 An application was received from Mr. C. F. Latiolais for the position as teacher for the school to be established in the 6th ward at Miss Ophelia Broussard.

 On motion of Mr. Chaisson seconded by Mr. Guilbeau it was resolved that a school be established at or near Miss Ophelia Broussard in the 6th ward, provided that the patrons of said school build a school house at their own expense.

 On motion duly made, Dr. Lessley and Mr. Guilbeau were appointed as a committee to select the site for the school to be established in the eastern part of the 6th ward.

 On motion of Mr. Whittington seconded by Mr. Chiasson the Secretary was instructed to pay the teachers for the time they attended the Institute.

 The Trustees of the Duson school submitted their report of said school which was read and ordered filed.

 The following accounts were approved:


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 The Board then adjourned to meet Monday July 30th.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/14/1894.


       Lafayette, La., July 5, 1894.
  The Police Jury pursuant to adjournment met this day with the following members present:  Ford Hoffpauir, J. G. St. Julien, C. C. Brown R. C. Landry, H. M. Durke, and A. A. Delhomme. Absent: Alfred Hebert, H. Van der Cruyssen, and H. J. Mouton representing The Lafayette Advertiser and The Gazette respectively, here appeared and submitted a joint bid for the public printing for the year 1894-1895, at the rate of $275.00 per annum - By motion the above bid was accepted and the printing awarded to both papers on the terms specified - The contract price $275.00 shall be paid quarterly in equal installments to each paper, i.e. $34.37 , 2 per quarter respectively.

 The committee appointed to examine the Treasurer's office made the following report which was accepted.

     Lafayette, La., July 5, 1894:
  To the Hon. Police Jury;

 Your undersigned committee appointed to investigate the Treasurer's office, cancel his vouchers ad grant him a quietus would respectfully report that the above duties have been fulfilled. The committee found a cash balance on hand of $1,841.03 and would further report that all accounts of the Treasurer were found correct in every respect.
       (Signed)  C. C. BROWN, H. M. DURKE.

 The committee on Budget reported the following which was adopted and ordered published 30 days according tl law ;  
   To the President and Members of the Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette :

 Your undersigned committee beg leave to report the following as the probable expenses of the current fiscal year from July 1st, 1894 to July 1st, 1895.


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 Respectfully submitted,

 The Police Jury then by motion duly made resolved itself in to a Board of Reviewers and proceeded to examine the assessment lists submitted by the assessor.
F. HOFFPAUIR, President,
R. G. GREIG, Secretary.

 The Police Jury sitting as a Board of Reviewers convened this day with the following members present:  Ford Hoffpauir, C. C. Brown, H. M. Durke, J. G. St. Julien, R. C. Landry, A. D. Landry and A. A. Delhomme.  Absent: Alfred Hebert.

 After examination of the assessment lists the Board unanimously resolved to accept the same as adjourned.
F. HOFFPAUIR, President,
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/14/1894.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 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. 

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 Gazette of July 14th, 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 Gazette  7/14/1894.

Prof. Greig Opening School.

 Prof. Greig requests The Gazette to announce that he will open his private school Monday morning. If a sufficient number of children are sent to the professor he will continue the school during all the vacation of school. Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1894.

Applied for Assistant Teacher Position.

 The Gazette is pleased to note that Miss Clye Mudd has made an application to be appointed assistant teacher of the Lafayette High School. We believe it is the intention of the School Board to appoint an assistant teacher for this school and as we do not think that one better suited for the position can be found, we hope that Miss Mudd will be appointed.
Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1894.


 Mr. H. Jagou, a popular employe of the Southern Pacific Company and a resident of Lafayette for several years, and Miss Rosa Fortune, an estimable young lady of Berwick, were united in marriage by Judge W. E. Bowen last Tuesday evening at the residence of Mr. Albert Labe, uncle of the bride. The ceremonies were witnessed by a small number of friends and relatives of the newly wedded  couple, to whom The Gazette sends its earnest felicitations and sincere wishes. Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1894.

 Sunday School Convention.

 Our Duson correspondent "Potato Digger" writes:

 Wednesday, the 4th, was the day selected by the Bethel Indian Bayou, Gem and Ridge Sunday Schools, for their annual celebration. All collected at Indian Bayou seven miles south of Duson to pay tribute to the grand old Fourth.

 The programs, though short, were very appropriate and interesting and those who took part acquitted themselves with credit.

 Some of the officers and teachers present were:  Messrs. Silas Hoffpauir, B. Avant, Frank Hoffpauir, Ralph Foreman, Tom Spell, Lastie Hoffpauir, Archie Hoffpauir, A. Hoffpauir. Mmes. Eva Spell, C. Trahan, W. G. Bailey, A. J. Clark, Eula Koch, L. Hoffpauir and N. J. Porter.

 Misses Eula Hoffpauir, Myrtle Clark, Anna Foreman, Ida Hoffpauir, May Trahan, Lou Spell, Rose Bailey, Temple Clark. Masters Fred Ash, Andrew Clark, Ralph Foreman and Charming Spell, were among the best speakers of Bethel. We must say that all spoke well and showed careful preparation.

 The pretty girls and boys with their white badges and golden banners marched and kept the step as well as the West Point cadets, while they sang the beautiful hymn, "Marching in the Beautiful Light of God." Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1894.

 Something New.

 The Southern Art Company with their Palace Railroad Car will be in Lafayette July 11, and will remain until the 25th. During this time you can get some of the finest photos you ever had made in your life. Don't fail to come and see our car and work. We have every thing that money can buy. We have the largest crew of artists in the South. The Southern art car is the "4 - Paw" show of the photo business. Come and see for yourself. Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1894.

Huron Picnic.

 The picnic given by the "Huron Social Club" on the 4th of July, proved an event in the history of that quiet little hamlet, that will always be looked back to, by those who were present, with feelings of satisfaction and pleasure.

 Early in the morning of the day, more glorious than all others, the club and its guests gathered at a point near the station, and in form of procession numbering fully 250, wended their way to a beautiful spot on the banks of the Teche, where they were to pass the day in joy and pleasure. The dinner or rather the feast, which consisted of everything nice, in the way of meats, fruit, cake and wine, were spread in inviting array 'neath the branches of majestic oaks, by nature draped with moss in every shade of green, which waving to and fro under the gentle influences of a delightful breeze, seemed to speak a welcome to the beautiful ladies and handsome men who were about to indulge in the meal, that would delight the most fastidious.

 The Huron Club may well congratulate itself on the success of its celebration of our nation's natal day, while its guests will always remember it collectively and individually with sincere feelings of gratitude.

 The following are the officers and members:

 Mr. F. F. Mervin, president; Miss Caro Lastrappe, vice-president; Messrs. John R. Jones, B. F. Harrop, C. H. Walker, A. S. Wood, A. Stewheat, G. Lefler, T. L. Bailey, Misses L. Gelard, Armide Champagne, Alice Champagne, Gabriel Peschier, Louise Lastrappe.

 Mrs. John Fongie and Mr. Russet had charge of the liquid refreshments, and they seemed determined never to permit anyone to feel thirsty.

 We noticed the following ladies and gentlemen from Carencro who were present:  Mesdames G. H. Guilbeau, Ludovic Guilbeau, Odon Guidry, Misses Marie L. Martin, and Lucy Bernard, and Messrs. Fedorin Estilette and T. J. Breaux.

 The evening was devoted to dancing.

 The Huron Social Club have scored another success.
     (Signed) T. H. B.
Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1894.

 Our Sports Win.

 Cock fights were some of the attractions at Breaux Bridge last Sunday. Lafayette fared well and came out of the arena with all the glory and most of the money. Our roosters sustained their good reputation and showed that they were far from being chicken-hearted. Here is the report taken on the grounds by our sporting reporter:

 1st Fight. - Between Corbett of Lafayette, and Sullivan of Breaux Bridge. Corbett won in 3 minutes and 45 seconds.

 2d Fight. - Between Wild Bill of Lafayette, and Brown Dick of Breaux Bridge. Draw much in favor of Wild Bill.

 3d Fight. - Between Houston King of Lafayette, and Happy Rob of Breaux Bridge. Draw much in favor of Houston King. Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1900.

Mr. Mouton's School Bill.

     [Special to the N. O. Times-Democrat]
  Baton Rouge, July 7. - Mr. Mouton, of Lafayette, who has so actively followed the fortunes of the school bill, No. 48, which provides that religious or sectarian schools shall not be combined with the State public schools, has been made happy by seeing it become a law. There was considerable opposition to the bill from Mr. Mouton's own parish, and when the bill was sent to the Senate two of the opponents of the measure made haste to reach the Capitol in time to influence final action. Mr. Mouton, in conjunction with Senator Montgomery, made several changes in the bill prior to the arrival of the delegates, who, when they arrived, found their kick forestalled. The merits of the bill have been generally recognized, and no opposition was made to its passage.
From the N. O. Times-Democrat.

The Lafayette Gazette comments:

 The above statement that opponents of the school bill in this parish sent delegates to Baton Rouge to prevent its passage is erroneous. The gentlemen who went to the capitol for the purpose of defeating the measure were from St. Martin parish and not from Lafayette has stated above. Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1900.

 Sunday Law Again.

          Duson, La., July 9, 1894.
          To the Lafayette Gazette:

 I saw in your last two issues communications from this part of our parish, one for and one against the Sunday law. This matter will come too late to be seen by our law makers this session, nevertheless, I want the world to know that the Holy Sabbath has any friends in Lafayette parish. It has been said that the Sabbath sun never rose south of Mason and Dixon's line, but, to-day this is not so. This day in Louisiana, is fast becoming as it should be, a day of rest. The Bible says six days we shall labor and rest on the seventh. Now to do away with the Sunday law, open to the abominable whisky saloons and carry on buying and selling on that day is a stigma on the fair name of Louisiana. Man and every animal that works needs at least one day's rest in seven. Shall it be said of us that we have no fear of God's laws. While it may be possible that there are some who have no God the large majority of this parish, at least, are God-fearing people. Now, Mr. Editor, I will not claim too much of your space on this subject, as I see the bill before the Legislature has a majority of opponents.

 We farmers are out of sorts; no rain; crops suffering; rice is badly injured; old corn will be very light; cotton is fine, and is better than any other crop, except tobacco. There will be no fruit, except figs this year, on account of the late freezes. Pastures are good; our stock are very fat, although we have to pump water for them. A am plowing and scrapering out a hole 100 by 30 feet, 3 feet deep to water my stock. I will fence it in plant willows to keep it cool; I have a trough leading outside for them to drink in.

 We had a grand Sunday School picnic on the 4th of July at Indian Bayou church. The Sunday school of Vermilion and Lafayette held a convention.

 Many good wishes for The Gazette,
Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1894.

The Wedding Bells.

 We're pealing forth joyous sounds on last Tuesday evening in commemoration of the happy union of Mr. H. Jagou, of this place, to Miss Rosa Fortune, of Berwick City. The wedding took place at the residence of the bride's uncle, Mr. A. Labe, at 8:30 p. m. Only a few immediate friends and relatives of the groom and bride were present. I congratulate the groom for being so fortunate in securing through life's journey so beautiful and lovely a helpmate, and the many friends of the groom and his fairest flower, the Rose, which was plucked from the garden of Berwick City, join the writer in a fervent wish that foot prints which they will trace upon the sands of time will indicate a long, happy, and useful wedded existence. Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1894.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 7/14/1894:

 Hang out your banners and celebrate.

 Everything should be closed to-night. Everybody is expected at the springs. 

 The bill introduced by Mr. Mouton, of Vermilion, for the separation of white and black prisoners, has been vetoed by the governor.

 Go to the railroad photo car to see their beautiful photo work. It is fine and cheap. If you miss this chance to have your photos taken you will have missed the grandest chance of your life.

 Mr. Aladin Robichaud has just finished building a store house for Mr. Leo Doucet on Lincoln avenue.

 Mr. James Mitchell, assistant master mechanic of this place, went to New Iberia Tuesday.

 Mr. E. E. Delhomer, clerk of the Southern Pacific shops at this place, went to Breaux Bridge Sunday.

 Mr. Richard Coffee, engineer on the Abbeville branch road, visited friends and relatives in Lafayette this week.

 We are happy to state that Mr. Willis Eves, assistant section foreman at this place, who was hurt sometime back by a hand-car passing over him, it recovering.

 Thos. Coleman, who, for several months had been running the engine on the Salt Mine branch, has taken the position formerly held by the late Joseph Vallier. Mr. Coleman will soon move his family to Lafayette.

 You will save money by going to the springs with your family to-day. An experienced cook will attend to the barbecue meat.

 The patriotic Frenchmen who have in charge the celebration of the 14th of July at Beausejour Springs to-day have left nothing undone to make it the most glorious event in the history of Lafayette.

 The Gazette compliments its young friend John Greig, upon his good record at school. Among the prizes awarded to Johnnie is a very handsome gold medal which was given him for "reading."

 Captain W. Graser, of the Perseverance Base Ball Club,    The Gazette to say that his club would be delighted to play a game with the Bayou Carencro Club.
Lafayette Gazette 7/14/1894.


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of July 14th, 1908:


 One of the most unique lot sales that has ever occurred in our good city will soon be placed on the market. Quite recently Messrs. Goldman, Tissington, and Bellot, of Monroe, La., purchased from Capt. Buchanan a tract of 35 acres lying at the foot of Sterling Ave. Within the past few days a big force of laborers and teams have been at work under the supervision of Mr. H. B. Phillips, of Monroe, an expert in his line, getting it in shape for immediate sale. Wide streets and alleys have been opened up, streets are named and lettered so that the whole tract presents an up-to-date appearance, and when Sterling Grove addition is thrown open to the public there will be an active demand for the lots, as the property will be restricted to white people.

 The plan of sale is so entirely different and the terms so unusual that no one will have an excuse not owning a few of these desirable lots. We are told that the first payment will be only $4.00 cash and then $1.00 per week without interest or taxes. The owners will deposit in the Bank of Lafayette deeds for every lot sold in the entire tract, and should a purchaser die after making the initial payment of $4.00, or any time thereafter before the lot is paid for a free deed to the lot would be delivered by the bank.

 To encourage buyers to take immediate possession of the property, a clause is inserted in the contract allowing homes to be built while the purchaser pays just $1.00 per week for the lot the house is built on. Should sickness occur, no payments will be required during the term of illness and never will there be any fines or penalties to pay. Taken all in all it is one of the most liberal deals ever put on in the city and if our people take to the plan like the citizens of Monroe, Eunice and other cities where the proposition has been handled there will not be a lot left at the end of the sale.

 Certainly Lafayette is fortunate in being considered by these gentlemen of sufficient importance to attract outside investments. We congratulate the owners on their liberality and wish the plan success. Lafayette Advertiser 7/14/1908.




 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.


Advertiser Staff Reporter

 Transportation holds the key to Lafayette's future. The point has been made time and again by this city's planners that the key to economic prosperity in Lafayette is her ability to retain her position as as the "clearing house for Acadiana."

 Two items in the news this week could have a profound effect on Lafayette's ability to serve in that capacity. The first is the proposed discontinuance of the railway passenger service to Lafayette, the second is the proposed expansion of the municipal airport.

 The Southern Pacific Railroad has requested permission from the Interstate Commerce Commission to discontinue operation of the Sunset Limited, now operating between Los Angeles and New Orleans.

 Ending this service would leave Lafayette without a passenger train visiting here. The railroad claims it is losing too much money in operating the train - a common woe among all railroad passenger services. But there are other factors involved that must be considered.

 Perhaps a compromise solution can be worked out at whereby the railroad could break down into several local runs that would be more economical; perhaps there is no answer but a government subsidy, such as for airlines. To serve the best interests of Lafayette, and other towns along the train's route, some provision must be made for railway passenger service.

 Not too long ago Lafayette was served by two major airlines. Two years ago, one of the firms was granted permission to pull out of the city because of "economic factors" and Lafayette was left with only one airline.

 Full service for passengers and freight is vitally needed not only in Lafayette, but in all of Acadiana.

 The Lafayette Airport Commission reported this week a master plan for improving Lafayette's airport. Included in the proposed plan would be jet runways and facilities that would serve to attract other airlines and air services to Lafayette.

 Bringing in a competitor in to serve along with our present airline can do nothing but improve air service for Acadiana. It is a step long overdue and urgently needed.

 A continuing goal of all Lafayette planning must be the upgrading of our transportation facilities and services and the protection of those we now have. The Advertiser, in an editorial series ("Formula for 1968") listed this as one of the seven major objectives for Lafayette.

 Anything else could serve to strangle the economy upon which our future rests. Lafayette Daily Advertiser 7/14/1968.

Pictured above: The Sunset Limited poised westbound at the Lafayette Railroad Depot in 1963. By 1968 there was talk of Southern Pacific eliminating Lafayette from passenger rail service. 

Pictured above: Also in 1963; the  Lafayette Municipal Airport. At this time Lafayette had regular air service from Eastern Airlines and Trans Texas Airways. By 1968 it was down to only TTA. 


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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