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From the Lafayette Advertiser of July 20th, 1904:


WOODSON-TOLSON. The most prominent society event of the week was the marriage of Miss Louisa Tolson, the charming daughter of Dr. and Mrs. F. R. Tolson, to Mr. Ashby Woodson, teacher of Manual Training in the Southwestern Louisiana Institute, which took place at the Methodist church Tuesday evening at nine o'clock in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. 

 The church was artistically decorate for the occasion; with potted plants and cut flowers. Just in front of the altar was a large arch of white roses and evergreens under which the bridal couple stood during the ceremony. Mendelson's Beautiful wedding march was rendered by Prof. F. Sontag on the violin, accompanied by Mr. W. A. Stepehens on the organ as the wedding party entered the church and approached the altar. All during the ceremony low sweet music was played. The ushers. Dr. John Tolson, Dr. J. Octave Duhon and Mr. Ambrose Marshall advanced to the altar down one aisle, while the bridesmaids, Misses Viola Young, Challie Tolson and Maxim Beraud went down the other, followed by the maid of honor, Miss Julia Tolson. Behind her came the two little flower girls. Martha Pellerin and Elizabeth Denbo, preceding the bride leaning on the arm of her father. The bride was joined at the altar by Mr. Woodson accompanied by his best man, Dr. J. A. Martin. Rev. J. D. Harper, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony.

 The bride was beautifully gowned in chiffon cloth and tuile over white silk and her veil of illusion was gracefully caught up with a spray of orange blossoms. She carried a large bouquet of brides roses and maidenhair fern. The maid of honor looked lovely in white silk tissue trimmed in valencienne lace. She carried a bouquet of carnations as did also the bridesmaids who were becomingly dressed in pineapple tissue trimmed with lace and ribbons.

 After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. The house was prettily decorated with roses, smilax and tulle. The bride's bouquet fell to the lot of Miss Challie Tolson while Miss Maxim Beraud cut the ring out of the bride's cake.

 Mr. and Mrs. Woodson received a large number of handsome and costly presents testifying to their great popularity. They left on the morning train for Bay St. Louis to spend a few days before leaving for a visit to the World's Fair and other places of interest in the North and East. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1904. 

Cylinder Head Knocked Out at Power House.
Lamps Now the Fashion. 

 Thursday night about eight o'clock another accident happened at the Power House and the town will again be without lights for some time to come. 

 Just what caused the accident is difficult to tell. The engine was running in apparently fine condition, giving as good service as usual, so Mr. Melchert states, when suddenly, without warning, the crosshead strap on the connecting rod broke, knocking out the cylinder head. This at once put the engine "out of business."

 A close examination was made to ascertain the cause of the break, but no cause was discoverable. The parts were shipped next morning to the foundry, and every effort will be made to hasten the repair, but whether it will be two weeks or three depends on how soon the parts are returned. Meantime oil lamps will be the fashion. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1904.  

A Runaway. -  There was a lively runaway a little after noon yesterday. A horse hitched near Vonder Heiden & Moore's studio got loose and started up Jefferson street at a run, near Lacoste Hardware Store the buggy turned over, but the horse continued and was last seen heading down Oak avenue dragging the buggy after him. Lafayette Advertiser 7/19/1904.

Grass and Weeds Cut.

 During the past week the Street Committee have had a force at work cutting grass and weeds from the streets and ditches where it was badly needed. A number of citizens also have cleaned the walks along their properties. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1904.


 Lafayette and St. Martin Occupy the Local Diamond Saturday and Sunday.

 The Lafayette St. Martin games Saturday and Sunday taken together were quite interesting, although the scoring was not as close as might have been. The first day St. Martin put up a rather weak pitcher and did not make much of a show; but there was enough spicy playing to keep up interest, although the game closed 13 to 4 in favor of the home boys.

 Sunday's game was considerably better. St. Martin changed pitchers and played the game with Delahoussaye and Voorhies as a battery. They made it quite lively for Lafayette, who did not find it the soft snap it was the day before and had to do some tall hustling. And they did. The local team was in fine form and when the nine innings ended had only two errors blotting their neat record.

 Hintz, who played last year with the Lafayette team, pitched Sunday's game, and will remain with Lafayette the rest of the season. Suarez, as usual, was behind the bat, and together they made a battery which was a hard proposition for St. Martin. Although the finish found the score 6 to 1 again in favor of Lafayette, the game throughout was nicely played and held the interest of the spectators.

 Thursday Lafayette and Pilette will play, the game to begin at 4 p. m. Both teams evenly matched, and "the fans" can count on an A-1 game.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1904.

Board of Trustees Meet.

 A meeting of the Boar of Trustees of the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute was held Friday afternoon to discuss the building of a boys' dormitory. Favrot & Livaudais, were commissioned to draw up plans and as soon as possible contract will be let and the work rushed so as to have the dormitory ready as soon as may be. It was decided to let the boys use the present dormitory at the beginning of the session and place the girls with private families near the Institute for the short time required for completing the boys' dormitory after the session begins.

 All the members of the present faculty were re-elected. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1904.


 The last three days of the teachers' institute were equally if not more interesting than the first two days. Supt. Alleman and Miss Morris both presented interesting lessons in the various subjects assigned for this institute. The lessons on agriculture were particularly interesting. Very few townspeople were present and it is to e regretted as attendance, even for one session, would give them a good general idea of the broad and and the same time special, plan which the new methods in education follow. It would acquaint them with the high requirements made of the teachers and the sensible as well as scientific way the modern teacher is required to deal with children. The State Teachers' Association will meet here in December and it will be to the advantage of every mother and father to attend as many sessions as possible.

 Miss Morris talk at the mothers' meeting Friday was fine; but unfortunately only six or seven mothers were present.

 Supt. Aswell as usual delivered a particularly timely and interesting talk to the teachers which would have been interesting to every parent in the parish.

 The institute closed with the reading of resolutions adopted by the teachers and brief speeches by members of the faculty. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1904.

 Lafayette Factory Gets Contract.

 The Lafayette Mattress Factory has secured the contract for supplying the new State Insane Asylum with mattresses. The order is for 244 moss mattresses. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1904.

 Proposition Accepted.

 The City Council at a special meeting Monday night accepted the proposition of Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Babcock in reference to the strip off of their property needed for completing the widening of Jefferson street to Vermilion. The terms were: the Council to pay $700 cash, remove the fence and pay lawyer's fee. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1904.

Released on Bond.

 Elodias Mallet, charged with the murder of a negro named Young, had a preliminary hearing before Judge Debaillon last week, and was released on a $750 bond. He was represented by Attorney R. W. Elliott.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1904.

Good Cane.

 Mr. Homer Landry brought to this office Saturday a specimen of cane of which he has six arpents about same as sample. It has six long red joints, two small ones, and at the top, two green joints. He states that for the past four weeks his cane has had very little rain. The cane is on exhibition in The Advertiser window. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1904.

Attention Democrats.

 As per resolution adopted by the Democratic Executive Committee, a Democratic mass meeting will be held at the court house on Saturday, July 23, 1904, for the purpose of selecting an assessor and nine members of the School Board. All white Democrats are required to attend.
Chairman Democratic Parish Executive Committee.
Secretary Democratic Parish Executive Committee.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1904.

Holds Interesting Session Thursday - The Breaux Tract Selected for Broussard School - Report of Treasurer.

        Lafayette, La., July 7, 1904.
  A regular meeting of the Parish School Board was held on the above date and the following members answered roll call: A. Olivier, President; Alex Delhomme, Sr., Jasper Spell, Dr. N. P. Moss, A. D. Verot.

 Mr. Alleman was authorized to look into the matter of securing offers from citizens for a permanent site for the Milton School.

 After a suspension of the rules a committee of twenty citizens from the Bonin School petitioned for a comfortable school-house. They stated that there were fifty-two children enrolled and that the dimensions of the school-house are 14 x 30 feet with 6 1/2 feet ceiling, making the school-house an oven. The Board assured the gentlemen that the situation at the Bonin School is fully appreciated, but that unfortunately nothing could be done at present. Action would be taken on the petition as soon as possible.

 A committee of citizens from Carencro requested the re-appointment of Miss Swett and Mr. Young.

 The Board answered that the appointments for the coming session would be made by the next Board.

 Mr. Davis, of Duson, reminded the Board that the citizens of the town had subscribed money which has been turned over to the Parish Treasurer and that a school-house had been promised the community, but that owing to the inability to procure a site for the proposed building nothing could be done heretofore. Now the act of sale for a suitable tract of land had been passed and recorded and no barrier is in the way.

 A committee of citizens from Broussard appeared and argued in favor or locating the Broussard school-house on the Breaux tract. After hearing and considering six different propositions by the Board, on motion of Mr. Spell, voted to accept the proposition made by Mr. Breaux to-wit:  In exchange for the two certain lots in the town of Broussard on which the old Fanner's Alliance Hall is now situated and which were required by the Board from the Fanner's Alliance of that town, he, Mr. Breaux, would give 14 certain lots pointed out to a committee of citizens appointed by the Board at a previous meeting to examine into all sites offered, and to make recommendations.

 President Olivier was authorized to sign the acts of sale or exchange for the Board. In order to defray the cost of removing the school-house now in use to the new site acquired from Mr. Breaux, the Board authorized President Olivier to sell the old school-house and lot situated near the property of R. U. Bernard to the highest bidder. At the request of the tenants of the school land in the first ward the attention of the Board was called to the fact that a certain Francois Thibodeaux has erected or caused to be erected a dam across a natural drain, running through his property and also through the section of school land situated north of Thibodeaux's land. The dam obstructs the free flow of the water in this natural drain or valley and the result is that the school section is overflowed at every heavy rain and that the crops of a large area of the section are permanently injured as a result of being flooded. In addition to flooding the crops school land nearly one-half mile of the public school land nearly one-half mile of the public road is covered with water varying in depth from 2 1/2 feet at the deepest place to a few inches at the foot of a small elevation about a half mile from the lowest portion of the basin. In view of the fact that the school land referred to is extremely fertile, yielding a bale of cotton to the acre in dry seasons and in view of the further fact that the roads referred to are practically impassable on account of lack of drainage, the board appointed Messrs. Delhomme, Moss and Alleman a committee to wait upon the Police Jury at its next regular meeting and request the immediate removal of the dam referred to as the present flooded condition of the school land and road involves a loss of many hundred dollars to the Board which could otherwise be profitably spent for the education of the children of the parish.

 On motion duly seconded the president appointed a committee of three, Messrs. Moss Delhomme and Alleman to ask the Police Jury for an advance appropriation of $2,000. The Jury stated that they would not comply with the request on account of lack of funds.

 A committee of citizens from Broussard petitioned the Board for an additional room to accommodate the increased attendance at the Broussard school. Lack of funds prevented the Board from complying with this reasonable request.

 The committee from Broussard, for which Mr. Geo. Malagarie was spokesman, stated that Broussard was determined to have a first-class school and that the citizens were willing to contribute liberally to that end. There are 10 citizens who contemplate subscribing $150 each in order to raise an amount sufficient to employ a specialist to teach the children at Broussard in branches to be added to the present course. The board expressed itself as pleased at this additional proof of the fact that the citizens of Broussard fully appreciate the true value of education by voluntarily taxing themselves in order to obtain a better and more efficient school where their children can be prepared for life and for college at home.

 The Parish Treasurer was authorized to discount as many school lands notes as needed to meet current expenses of the School Board. The following accounts were approved:

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 The Treasurer's report was read:

 To the President and gentlemen of the School Board, Parish of Lafayette, La.

 Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of school funds since my last report:


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 Respectfully submitted,
Parish Treasurer.
Lafayette, La., July 7, 1904.

 There being no further business the board adjourned.
A. OLIVIER, President.
L. J. ALLEMAN, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1904.

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 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 O. D. 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 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 7/20/1904.

Proceedings Judicial Committee.

        Lafayette, La., July 13, 1904.
 Pursuant to call the Judicial Committee of the 18th Judicial District met at the court house at Lafayette, La., this day, and on roll call the following members answered to their names: Julian Mouton, Crow Girard and Ed. G. Voorhies from Lafayette; R. T. Clark, O. Broussard and J. G. Medlenka for Acadia; the full committee being present, proceeded to business.

 Crow Girard was elected chairman and O. Broussard secretary.

 On motion of Julian Mouton, the nomination of candidates for District Judge and District Attorney was ordered to be made by primaries and a committee of three composed of Julian Mouton, Ed. G. Voorhies, J. G. Ledlenka, and the chairman as ex-officio member were appointed to adopt rules and regulations to govern said primary.

 After recess the following report was offered and adopted by the committee as follows:

 It is resolved and ordered, that on Saturday, the tenth day of September, A. D., 1904, a Democratic primary election shall be held and is hereby ordered to take place throughout the 18th Judicial District of Louisiana, for the selection of a nominee for candidate for the office of District Judge and for the office of District Attorney in said district, at which primary election a plurality of the votes cast shall be required and necessary for the nomination of a candidate to said respective offices.

 That the commissioners shall be appointed for the said primary by the Democratic Executive Committee of each parish and the polling places shall be those now designate by law.

 It is further resolved and ordered that all white Democrats duly registered, who are entitled or who will be entitled to vote at the general election to be held in November, A. D. 1904, shall be entitled to participate in these primaries.

 In case of challenge of any voter, he shall be permitted to furnish proof of his competency to the commissioners, a majority of whom shall pass thereon and decide. And in default of furnishing such proof, he shall be permitted to make affidavit setting forth his competency, which affidavit shall be annexed to his ballot for identification. Should a voter's name not appear on the registration list furnished by the registrar of voters, he shall have the right to vote upon affidavit that he is duly qualified registered voter and that his name has been omitted from said registration list; and this affidavit shall be annexed to his ballot for identification. Each voter shall be required before voting to produce to the commissioners his poll tax receipts for the years 1902 and 1903, or duplicates thereof, in default of his name appearing on the poll list to be furnished the commissioners by the sheriffs of said parishes.

 Before entering on the discharge of their respective duties, each of said commissioners shall be duly sworn in the manner provided by the existing election laws of this State.

 After the votes shall have been canvassed in accordance with law, the commissioners shall make due returns thereof without unnecessary delay, in sealed packages addressed to the chairman of this committee, and together there with the boxes containing the ballots cast at said primary election which ballot boxes shall be locked and sealed and deposited in the office of the Clerk of Court of the respective parishes.

 On the 15th day of September, A. D. 1904, this committee shall meet at Crowley, La., for the purpose of compiling and promulgating the returns of said election, at which meeting all protests or contests relative to the said primary shall be submitted to and passed upon by this committee.

 The commissioners of election shall make duplicate tally sheets and keep a duplicate list of the names of all persons voting at said primary, one of said duplicate tally sheets and one of the list of voters to be enclosed in the sealed returns aforementioned, the other duplicate to be sealed and together with the ballot boxes to be deposited in the Clerk's office of each parish.

 If any election commissioner appointed to conduct said election at any polling place be not present at the hour fixed for the opening of the polls such absent commissioner shall be replaced by a majority of the commissioners present.

 The polls shall be opened from seven o'clock, a. m., to six o'clock p. m., on said election day.

 The ballots shall be printed by this committee in the Australian form, and shall be deposited in the respective ballot boxes to be delivered to the commissioners, together with the other election paraphernalia. The boxes shall be sealed and unopened until the hours for the beginning of voting. Each voter shall be presented with a folded ballot by the commissioners, and shall be required to repair to the place designated in order to prepare his ballot in a secret manner, which he shall refold and place in the ballot box; each voter to be given sufficient time to do so. In the event of a voter not being able to read or being physically unable to prepare his ballot, he may require the same to be prepared by one of the commissioners in the presence of the others or by a friend.

 A voter spoiling a ballot shall upon return of same to the commissioners be entitled to receive another, and the same right shall extend to a third ballot and no more. The unused and spoiled ballots to be placed in the ballot boxes together with the ballots cast.

 Candidates for nomination shall submit their applications to the chairman of this committee on or before Monday the 15th day of August, 1904; which application shall be accompanied by a deposit of such amount as may be assessed against any applicant; and in default of said deposit, on or before the day so fixed, before six o'clock p. m., the application shall not be received, and the name shall not be placed on the official ballot; in the event that only one candidate for district judge and one candidate for district attorney present their names within the time above specified, he or they shall be declared by this committee the regular nominees of the Democratic party for said offices without the necessity of holding said primary.

 On motion of J. G. Medlenka, it was resolved that three members from each of said parishes be elected at said primary to constitute a judicial committee for this district, the names of the candidates for members of the committee to be published on the official ballot without expense to them, provided their names be presented within the time above specified for the judicial candidates. In the event that there be no primary election under the rule above stated for the nomination of judge and district attorney, the Democratic Executive Committee of each parish to appoint three members on said committee.

 On motion duly made and seconded, it was resolved that in voting for his choice on the official ballot the voter shall designate his choice of a candidate by making a mark opposite the name of the candidate he votes for.

 Resolved further that these proceedings be published according to law.

 Resolved, that Judge R. T. Clark of Acadia parish and Louis Lacoste of Lafayette be and are hereby appointed a sub-committee to assess necessary expenses of candidates and to prepare official ballots and provide for paraphernalia required for the primary.

 On motion the committee then adjourned subject to the call of the chairman.
CROW GIRARD, Chairman.
O. BROUSSARD, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1904.

Hon. Philip S. Pugh.

 As a candidate for Judge of the District composed of Lafayette and Acadia parish Mr. Pugh comes before the people not as a self constituted candidate but one running truly at the solicitation of his friends. If Mr. Pugh is not well known in Lafayette parish it is made up by the esteem in which he is held in Acadia, and if he is fortunate enough to be nominated at the primary to be held by the Democratic party on September 10, and the indications are now that he will have no opposition, the people of Lafayette will have an opportunity of adding to the esteem in which he is there held. We speak in this tone from the petitions addressed to him by the Acadia people, copies of which we produce below.

 As a lawyer Mr. Pugh has been before the public since 1883, during which time he has practiced law at Terrebonne parish and Texas and Crowley since 1893, where he is now associated with Hampden Story Esq. In politics Mr. Pugh is a staunch Democrat and as such served Acadia in Constitution of 1898 and the Legislature from 1900 to 1904. An able lawyer, conscientious and a hard worker we predict that he will wear the judicial ermine with distinction.

 The following petitions speak for themselves:

 To the Hon. Philip S. Pugh, Greeting - Appreciating your worth and honor as a man and citizen; your ability, integrity and honor as a lawyer, and recognizing the justice and importance of the next District Judge being a resident of this parish of Acadia:

 We the undersigned members of the Local Bar hereby request that you permit your name to be used as candidate for the office of Judge of the 18th Judicial District of Louisiana.

 Assuring you of our fidelity and support, we are, respectfully, Thos. R. Smith, W. J. Carmouche; P. J. Chappuis, A. Percy Holt, Leon I. McCain, Robt. Montgomery, John J. Robira, J. E. Barry, J. G. Medlenka, Shelby Taylor, James L. Dorman.

 State of Louisiana, parish of Acadia. - To the Honorable Philip S. Pugh:  The undersigned citizens of Acadia Parish, appreciating your integrity and worth as a man, your honor and ability as a lawyer, and recognizing the justice as well as the importance of having a resident of this parish as District Judge, do hereby request you to become an aspirant for the office of Judge of this Eighteenth Judicial District of Louisiana.  D. B. Hayes, R. T. Clark, L. H. Clark, W. T. McBride, A. D. LeBlanc, S. D. Wilder, Felix Schmulen, O. H. Terwilliger, J. L. Murrel, B. Goldstein, J. Frankel, Isidore Marks, Geo. Sonnier, A. Lagrange, Andrew Henry, V. Maignaeud, J. P. Fruge, R. Wright, O. Ledeaux, Ben Fruge, R. Harrington, P. E. Fremeaux, A. S. Johnson, R. N. Lyons, A. S. Loeb, P. A. Goldstein, Geo. Dorr, Louis A. Kloor, M. J. Andrus, W. L. Trimble, J. S. Duvall, C. Trahan, H. Loewer, J. D. Marks, Carl Hetzel, B. Lagrange, S. W. Toby, Sam Eldrich, Gus. E. Fontenot, D. M. Hayes. Wm. Lina, M. W. Marshall Camile LeBlanc, F. M. Jeter, Joseph Broussard, Espera Broussard, J. F. Egan, Alcee Jumonville, O. Toups, M. Abbott, Geo. H. Tinker, J. F. Shoemaker, J. R. Damphier, J. W. Pedigo, S. M. Hundley, W. P. Campbell, P. S. Lovell, J. M. Pintard, W. E. Ellis, P. C. Saint, Alphie Melancon, L. S. Hatch, J. G. Haupt, W. E. Bland, W. E. Lawson, G. E. Mile, Waldemar Landry, T. H. Lewis, Jr., P. J. Parker, David Gow, P. J. Pavy, A. F. Da Costa, F. Lyons, Robt. S. Gregg, W. R. Barbee, A. Artignes, W. M. Egan, G. H. Brooks, Hy. Newman, W. J. S. Harman, J. S. Lyons, G. B. Thomson, Max Marcus, Josh Town, Wm. Reisfield, C. Samson, I. Schwartz, P. L. Lawrence, C. D. Andrus, C. W. Finley, H. E. Lewis, C. C. January, Joseph Rose, Louis Fontenot, Martin Guidry, Jr., Vallerin (his x mark) Simon, L. R. Deputy, Dr. J. C. Copes, W. T. Ellison, Jos. Blum. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1904.    


Selected News Notes 7/19/1904.

  Mrs. S. R. Parkerson and Misses Zerelda and Lizzie Bailey, Lucy Judice and Marie Mouton left Monday for an extended visit to Tennessee and North Carolina. 

 Let J. C. Broussard put you in screen doors and windows and you won't be bothered with flies and mosquitoes.

 If you have a prescription to be filled ring up the People's Pharmacy and they will send for, fill it, and deliver it. 

 Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Clegg will, in a few days, leave for the St. Louis Fair.

 If you wish GOOD feed of any kind, Ramsay & Upton will be glad to serve you. Phone 192.

 Eastin Sprole left Monday for a visit to Mississippi. 

 Miss Mattie Wier, of Houston, after spending a week with Dr. F. R. Tolson's family, left Monday for Bunkie.

 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 none better.

 Mr. J. G. St. Julien, who has just returned from the Legislature where he served the parish very creditably, has accepted a position in the clerk's office. He began his duties Monday.

 out of the dust - into one of those new up-to-date buggies sold by Denbo & Nicholson Co., Ltd.

 Mr. and Mrs. B. N. Corrona and daughters, Misses Gertude and Rosalie, returned Monday from a visit to the World's Fair.

 Try Ramsay and Upton for fresh meal and grits. Phone 192.

 Miss Mignone Robichaud will leave Saturday to visit in Houston and Beaumont.

 Miss Alice Voorhies who was spending several weeks in Lafayette, will return to St. Martinville Saturday, accompanied by Miss Loula Robichaud. 

 Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Gelvin, Jos. Bienvenue, Sidney Alpha, Pothier Voorhies, and Rhul Peck were among those who took in the Galveston excursion Monday.

 Ladies will enjoy looking at Schmulen's dress goods.

Dr. Felix Girard spent several days in the City last week. (New Orleans) 

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

 Handmade cisterns, guaranteed - J. C. Broussard. 

 Miss Emelie Breaux, of Scott, was a visitor here during the week.

 J. W. Faulk, who is attending the Normal College at Natchitoches, spent last Wednesday. in Lafayette. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1904.

 From the Lafayette Gazette of July 20th, 1901:

The People's Cotton Oil Company's New Business Venture Already an Assured Success.

 The Gazette is always pleased to note the success of home enterprise and to recognize the merit of local business men. It therefore give The Gazette much pleasure to speak of the success of the People's Cotton Oil Company of which Mr. T. M. Biossat is the energetic and progressive manager. The company was organized in 1895 with local capital. As its name implies the company engaged in the manufacture of cotton seed oil and in converting the by-products of cotton seed into marketable commodities. The successful operation of the plant proof of the ability of the management and of the superior advantages offered by this locality.

 The success of the company in the manufacture of cotton seed oil caused it to expand - to seek another field which promised profitable returns. Last fall it was decided by the company to build an ice factory with first-class, improved machinery. Although the plant has been operated only since the first part of June, the management is satisfied that the company's second venture is no less a success than the first one. The large number of orders received daily from Lafayette and neighboring towns show that the factory has been turning out a superior quality of ice. Shipments have been made to St. Martinville, Crowley, Alexandria, Cheneyville and other towns. Many orders from these towns could not be filled on account of the local demand which has been very large during the warm spell.

 With the improved filters and reboilers used at the plant all impurities are removed from the water, which accounts in great measure for the excellence of the ice.

 A visit to the factory will impress one with the business-like manner of the management. The plant is run day and night and no time is lost. As soon as practicable Beaumont oil will be used as fuel, as a big saving is expected to result from the change.
Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1901.

Busy Times in Lafayette.

 The carpenters, brick-layers and tinners of Lafayette are kept very busy nowadays. It is safe to say that there is not a mechanic in this community who is unable to find work. Evidences are not wanting to show what the spirit of improvement is with us. People are building better, larger and handsomer homes. If the good work continues and some attention is paid to the planting of trees and flowers, Lafayette can be made a really fine town. This should behoove property-holders not to mar the beauty and symmetry of the best streets with hideous negro shanties. Let us hop that the time of shanty-building is past. A few years ago there was an alarming increase in that kind of buildings, but fortunately there has been a marked improvement an splendid residences are going up everywhere. Dr. Mudd's addition bid fair to become an ideal locality for residences. The vicinity of the Industrial Institute is also looming up with handsome dwellings. Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1901.

Perjuring Negress.

 Eva Smith, the negress who was convicted for perjury some months ago, will be taken to-day to the State penitentiary to serve a sentence of two years. She was a witness to a rape case and committed perjury. Her case went up the Supreme Court, but the judgment of the district court was affirmed. Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1901.

Leaving for N. O.
Miss Ella Cain, a young lady of Duson, who has been an invalid for the last 8 or 10 years, will leave to-day for the Charity Hospital at New Orleans, where, it is hoped, her health will be restored to her. Miss Cain will be accompanied by Sheriff Broussard who has interested himself in her behalf.

Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1901.

 The New Superintendent.

 Prof. Alleman, who was elected parish superintendent of education, arrived in Lafayette Monday. As soon as suitable arrangements are made Prof. Alleman will be joined here by Mrs. Alleman.

 Speaking of the appointment of Prof. Alleman the Franklin Watchman says:

 "Prof. L. J. Alleman, who has been principal of the Centreville Grammar school for some years, has been chosen superintendent of schools for the parish of Lafayette, at a salary of $1,000 per year. This is another recognition for St. Mary of which all the people of this parish should be justly proud. This is a distinctive honor and it falls upon a most worthy young gentleman.

 "Mr. Alleman was born in St. Mary and is not yet thirty years old. He graduate at Vanderbilt University and was chosen Valedictorian of his class. He returned home, since which time he has been engaged in teaching. During vacation Mr. Alleman took special courses at Monteagle, besides attending summer Chautauqua schools throughout the State and is classified as one of the best educated among the young men of Louisiana. The school board of Lafayette did a wise thing in selecting St. Mary's young citizen as its superintendent, and the Watchman predicts for that parish a new era of education on the highest lines of excellence."
From the Franklin Watchman and in the Lafayette Gazette of 7/20/1901.

Cut the Wires.

 It is said that one of the cedars on the court-house square was killed by a wire tightly drawn around the trunk of the tree. Whether the report is true or not, it will be a good idea for the Police Jury to pass an ordinance at its next meeting prohibiting the tying of wires to the trees on the square. Our attention has been called to a wire which is encircling the trunk of the large oaks. The wire has already cut into the bark and it is feared will seriously hinder the growth of the oak if it does not destroy it altogether. Another wire, which was tied around the other oak, was removed by Simeon Begnaud. The Jury should authorize Judge Hirsch to rid the square of all kinds of wires. The judge is very skillful in the manipulation of wires - political and other kinds - and all the Jury has to do is to say the work. And at the same time it will not be amiss to clothe the judge with authority to take down the poll which was erected by the people of Lafayette some years ago during an outburst of patriotic enthusiasm.
Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1901.

V. P. Guilfoux, Civil Engineer and Surveyor.

 In another column appears the advertisement of V. P. Guilfoux, civil engineer and surveyor. Mr. Guilfoux is a graduate of the engineering course of the Louisiana State University. For several years he practiced his profession in New Iberia, doing considerable work for the Southern Pacific Company. Subsequently he served in the engineering department of the United States government in Cuba, remaining there about two years. He has returned to New Iberia and opened an office in the Cage building . Mr. Guilfoux offers his services to the people of Lafayette. Business entrusted to him will receive his immediate attention. Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1901.


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

 August Albarado to Albert Domingue, 36 arpents in third ward, $1,260.

 J. Edmond Mouton to Jules Patin, one arpent of land in third ward, $100.

 Thos. P. Spell to Monroe Spell, Jr., 50 acres in second ward, $1,000.

 Chas. D. Caffery to Mrs. John Whittington, one lot in Mills addition, $150.

 Little Zion Baptist Church to Hebrard Girouard, one lot in Broussard, $100.
Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1901.

The Snodrass Assessment.

 Mr. G. M. Snodgrass appeared before the Board of Reviewers and complained of what he considered an excessive assessment of his property. Mr. Snodgrass owns eleven acres of land, on which is a dwelling house, a barn and other small improvements. The property is just outside the town limits, adjoining Mudd's Addition. Mr. Martin assessed the property at $2,500. The Board of Reviewers, with the exception of Capt. Buchanan, approved this assessment. Assessor Martin and the eight members of the Board who ratified the action of the assessor are evidently of the opinion that Mr. Snodgrass' place should be assessed as town property. Under that basis $2,500 would not be an excessive assessment.

 The Gazette believes that Mr. Snodrass' land should be assessed as farm land. We see no reason why it should not. Other property similarly situated has been placed in that category. We do not ascribe unworthy motives to any nor do we think that there has been any intention to discriminate against Mr. Snodgrass, but we believe, nevertheless, that his assessment is unreasonably high. We appreciate the difficulty of equalization in the assessment of property, but we think that by comparing the assessed valuation of other properties adjacent to the town limits it will be ascertained that Mr. Snodgrass' complaint was not without reason. Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1901.

 Salt Water Interferes with Irrigation of Rice.

 Abbeville, July 17. - The irrigation of rice has been interrupted somewhat with several of the canals by the appearance of salt water in Bayou Vermilion, and nearly all of the canals south of Abbeville have been forced to stop or shut down pumping on account of it. The Hunter Canal Company, some distance above Abbeville, has not been troubled with the salt water yet, but they have not been able to furnish a sufficient supply of water for all the rice farmers who are depending on them for water. The parish never had a better prospect for good crops all around than it has this season regardless of the salt water. Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1901.

Board of Reviewers.

        Lafayette, La., July 11, 1901. - Pursuant to adjournment the Police Jury met this day as Board of Reviewers with the following members present: M. Billeaud, Jr., F. G. Mouton, J. C. Buchanan, J. A. Labbe, John Whittington, Alonzo Lacy, Alex M. Broussard, Saul Broussard and J. O. Blanchet.

 The Board organized by recognizing all officers of the Police Jury as proper officers for this body.

 Judge O. C. Mouton appeared for the Lafayette Compress Company, praying for a reduction of assessment. Attorney R. W. Elliot appeared for Assessor Martin. The Board resolved to fix Tuesday July 16, for that hearing the above contest and that of E. H. Vordenbaumen.

 Mr. G. M. Snodgrass appeared and asked that his assessment be reduced if found in excess of valuation placed upon properties immediately adjoining. Mr. Snodgrass not having laid the proper foundation for a contest the Board considered his application irregular but after personal inspection of the property in question resolved to maintain the valuation as fixed by the assessor.

 The Board continued in session reviewing the assessment July 12, 13, and 15, all members being present at each meeting and having completed the revision of said lists according to law and Messrs. O. C. Mouton and O. B. Hopkins representing the Lafayette Compress Company and E. H. Vordenbaumen respectively, having appeared before the Board and made amicable adjustment of their respective contests the following was duly adopted:  Resolved that this Board of Reviewers do now accept and approve the assessment for the year 1901 as submitted by Assessor Martin. Mr. Buchanan voted nay.

 Mr. Buchanan asked that his vote be recorded against the acceptance of the assessment as offered by the assessor for the reason that he did not think that the law had been complied with; that equal and exact justice had not been done, citing particularly the assessment of G. M. Snodgrass and calling attention to the fact that the basis on which the assessments was made, was in the Snodgrass case utterly ignored. Among other assessments mentioned to sustain the objection were those of Dr. F. S. Mudd, F. E. Davis an Mr. Merriweather, immediate neighbors of Mr. Snodgrass.

 There being no further business the Board adjourned.
M. BILLEAUD, JR., President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1901.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 7/20/1901.

 Miss Leila Cornay leaves to-day for Patterson to join a party of friends on their way to Tennessee, where they will spend several weeks.

 Dr. N. P. Moss went to New Orleans this week on business.

 Paint your out-houses with asbestine paint. Its the cheapest and most lasting paint in use. At Nicholson's.

 A. J. Alpha spent the week at Galveston and Houston.

 Ben Schmulen returned Wednesday from Alexandria and New Orleans.

 Miss Ula Coronna returned Wednesday from Alexandria where she spent two weeks visiting Mrs. A. Bauer.

 B. N. Coronna left this week for the East. He will visit New York and Buffalo.

 C. E. Carey, the up-to-date painter and paper hanger has returned to Lafayette and is ready for business. Bids given on application. Work done any and everywhere in town or parish. Headquarters at L. Lacoste's hardware store.

 Only a few pattern hats left at Mrs. Bailey's and these she offers at a great reduction. Now is the time to make a bargain if you are in need of summer millinery.

 The Progress is the name of a new daily paper at New Iberia. It is edited by Samson Chauvin, formerly of Donaldsonville.

 J. A. Phillips, a member of the staff of the Morning Herald, published at Greenville, Texas,  is in Lafayette, visiting his friend, O. B. Hopkins.

 Sheriff Perkins, of Calcasieu, visited Sheriff Broussard this week. Sheriff Perkins stated that Calcasieu's assessment this year would reach $12,000,000. The increase is due to the oil boom and the building of several large irrigating plants. Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1901.


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of July 20th, 1901:

Very Encouraging.

 The Iberian published the following interview with Mr. Sampson, the driller at "Anse LaButte well: "Speaking of the well and it's prospects Mr. Simpson said, for the last two weeks the drill has been working in gravel and boring through it is hard and slow work, we sometimes work for a day and only succeed in lowering the pipe a couple of feet, how deep this strata is no one can tell, we will simply have to keep on working until we pass it.

 Oil? Yes we will strike Oil, there is more flowing from the well now than many wells in Corsicana and Los Angeles.

 This trouble with gravel is the same that Lucas encountered when drilling some two years ago though he finally got through.

 The presence of oil, and in the quantity Mr. Simpson says it is very encouraging to us and will be to many interested."

 From the Iberian and in the Lafayette  Advertiser 7/19/1901.

Railroad Notes 7/20/1901.

Farrar Lindsay, at present car checker in the yards here, has grown up to this promotion. He began when quite a kid as messenger boy, and by close attention to the details of the business, has worked himself up. There is every reason to suppose that some day Farrar may become a Rail Road Superintendent. 

 Last Friday night at 11:30 there passed through a special bearing the Mexican Calvary Band, the train made up of two Burton special horse cars, containing 25 head of horses each one, one baggage car, one chair car and two Pullman Tourist sleepers. The train was in the charge of that veteran conductor, Andy Flood.

 Train Agent J. P. Ritcher was in our town on business Saturday last.

 Charley Jeanmard is doing the baggage checking act this month.

 Conductor Lusted, of the Alexandria branch bears a striking resemblance to Tom Reed, ex-speaker of the house of representatives, since he shaved his mustache off.

 Foreman C. W. Nichole, of the road house, went to New Orleans on business last week. 

 The many friends of section foreman Jake Weigel are glad to note that he has completely recovered from his recent illness. He resumed work on the 15th., inst.

 Passenger Engineer Pete Danenhauer is seriously ill at his home in Gretna. 

 Fred Yokum is considered to be the most elegant passenger brakeman on the Morgan division, he reminds one of Petronius.

 General Supt., of motive powers J. J. Ryan was here on business Sunday. 

 Judge Coffey and John Logan left Sunday for Houston, B. of R. T. Business.

  The Southern Pacific R. R., lately received a consignment of fifty new Roger ballast cars to be used in depositing rock ballast on the Houston Lafayette division. This does away with much of the shovel work in unloading the ballast, as by the simple turning of a crank the gravel is evenly distributed on the surface of the track, the bottom of each car having a series of traps which lets down when the crank is turned.

 With the Mercury rising up around the 100 mark last week, the boys in the yard here were very near overcome by the heat.

 The Company's civil engineering corps were busy laying out lines last week for additional tracks which will be built this fall, to enable the Co., to handle its increasing business in the yards. 

 Eddie Mouton, store room clerk says "he would like to be the ice man."
 Auguste Vigneaux is shoveling black diamonds in engine 537 in the yard. Gus says "it is the warmest proposition he has ever run up against, and wish they soon strike an oil gusher at Anse LaButte."

 Express Messenger Timmins on the Alexandria branch carries a stump tailed dog along with, he says it is his mascot. 

 After a vacation of fifteen days, Postal clerk Walter Bradley has resumed his run on the Alexandria Branch.

 Tom Mcfadden has enlisted in the ranks of the car repairers.

 Wally Clifford is running the night pumping plant at the round-house. 

 The excusion Monday from New Orleans to Galveston was liberally patronized, the five coaches being filled to their full capacity, a few of our town's people went out to Galveston.

 Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1901.

That Pleasant Taste. - Oh, THE JEFFERSON stays with you long after you have left the soda fountain. Its that new drink at the MOSS PHARMACY. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1901.

World's Fair Rates. - On every Tuesday in July, the Mobile and Ohio R. R., will sell tickets from New Orleans to St. Louis and return for $15.oo with limit at Fair of ten days, and will also sell every day, 15 tickets for $20.00; 60 day tickets for $24.00; limited to return until October 31. $26.00; and and limited return until Dec 15, for $28.80.

 For tickets, sleeping car reservations, time cards, maps, etc., write F. E. Guedry, D. P. A., 229 St. Charles street, New Orleans, La. Long distance phone, Main 3639-L.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1901.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser)  7/20/1901.

 Many bets are being made as to which will strike a gusher first, the LeDanois Co., which is boring at Anse LaButte, or the Moresi Co., which is putting down a well about three quarters of a mile from the LeDanois well. 

 Mr. B. Falk always remembers the Advertiser wherever he goes. We have just received a postal from him on his arrival in Cincinnati. He is well, having a good time, and laying in the choicest stock in the market for the benefit of his customers.

 A number of new residences are in process of construction, and the erection of others will begin shortly. 

 Numbers of gentlemen from different parts of the parish have expressed their unqualified endorsement of the action of the School Board in employing a trained Superintendent for the schools. Such a prompt endorsement from so many quarters augurs well for the hearty co-operation of the people with the Board in their effort to secure the greatest efficiency in our schools.

 Miss Cora Desbrest is visiting the Misses Hollands in New Orleans. 

 District Attorney Wm. Campbell is having a handsome two-story residence built. Messrs. A. E. Mouton and B. F. Anderson are the contractors.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1901.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of July 20, 1889:


 We have several times urged the establishment of this enterprise here in Lafayette and demonstrated the profit that would enure to both stockholders and farmers. As a further argument we give the following experience of a "TENANT," who writes to the New Orleans Times-Democrat from Ascension parish, July 5th, making tracts only on account of our lack of space:

 To illustrate the profits derived from the system, I will mention three cases worthy of note. Ten or twelve years ago a tenant started on a plantation as a mere settler, back in uncleared woodlands, with hardly any means, and has worked year after year, gradually clearing lands in small quantities and increasing his crop, and is now worth from $10,000 to $12,000 in cash, stock improvements, etc., has lived well and enjoys the respect of society, raised a family and is now educating them in college and convent.

 Another started some seven years ago with $1,800 in cash, and has this day from $5,000 to $6,000 to his credit. And another started but two years ago with assets $1,000, which have increased to $4,000.

 Being myself a practical tenant for the past seven years I can speak knowingly, and am yet to see a year of failure, I cultivate annually 188 acres of land divided in plant, stubble and corn. I keep as far as my time will permit all necessary data, and can offer no better evidence to substantiate the following facts, taking four crops to allow a fair average:

 ["TENANT" here gives four tabular statements in all respects similar to the one for 1988, below. Each year he sold 113 acres of cane. In 1885 his profits were $5,300.22. In 1886, $2,318.71; in 1887, $3,865.61.]

 YEAR 1888.

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 Thus showing an average tonnage of 24 13-100 tons per acre; average cost of $1.99 39-100 per ton delivered, and an average profit of $1.32 52-100 per ton. Allowing ten cents per ton for depreciation of stock and implements, would leave an average net profit of $1.22 52-100 per ton.

 Tenants can obtain better results than planters under the large gang system, for they personally devote their time and attention to the cultivation and delivery only.

 Now, Mr. Editor, it may appear that I have pictured the system far above its merits, but I have merely mentioned simple facts to show that it is but a young plant full of life and vigor, which will, if carefully planted and cultivated throughout the sugar districts, bloom and shed around the flowers or prosperity and happiness.
   (Signed) TENANT.

 The tenant system applies in all its bearings to the small farmer and the central sugar mill. In a parish like this the farmer has the advantage of a diversity of crops. Let the seed that "Tenant" has sown take root in your minds and grow. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1889. 

The Adventures of Tug and the Judge. 

 Friday afternoon, the 12th inst., Judge Moss and Col. Tugmutton were to start for Abbeville to attend the railroad convention. Owing to the incessant rains, and knowing that the roads would be flooded, Judge Moss declined to go; but Tug, claiming to be half hoss, half alligator and other half all waterproof, said he would risk it anyhow, and "lit out." Just this side of Overton Cade's house, Tug and buggy capsized into a flooded coulee. After struggling in the mud and water for some time Tug reached the opposite bank, and puffing and grunting came crawling out. Just then Mr. Cade was passing along with his Winchester, and taking Tug for an alligator blazed loose at his high. Fortunately the bullet struck him on the cheek, and glancing off killed a beef cow several hundred yards away in the pasture. Before another shot could be fired Tug vociferously renounced his claim to being any part alligator, and cheerfully accepted Mr. Cade's hospitalities for the night. The bullet had ploughed a clean furrow across Tug's cheek, and he was compelled to scrub his face thoroughly to hide the mark. He is looking much better now than we have seen him appear in a long time. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1889

From Carencro:

 In justice to our law abiding citizens we denounce the breaking into the Parish jail and the hanging of Felix Keys by the mob last Thursday. We know that some of the men engaged therein to be good honest men, who thought they were doing right and permitted themselves to be led by those who knew better. From past events it is safe to say that if Felix Keys had escaped the gallows and been sent to the penitentiary, in six months from the time he arrived at Baton Rouge, one-half of the mob who hung him would have signed a petition for his pardon; because there was a foul murder committed on our streets a few years ago, and the man sent to the penitentiary, and some of the very men who hung Felix Keys signed a petition for the pardon of that murderer. Felix Keys deserved to be hung, but he was safe in one of the best jails in the State and should have been handled by the law. From Carencro correspondent TIMOTHY TUGMUTTON.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1889.

Police Jury Proceedings.

         Lafayette, La., July 11th, 1889.
  The Police Jury met this day as Board of Reviewers July 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th with the following members present: Messrs. C. P. Alpha, J. G. St. Julien, C. C. Brown, A. A. Delhomme and O. Theriot. Absent: Ford Huffpauir.

 The assessment list having been reviewed, the following was adopted in reference thereto:

 1st.  The Police Jury of this parish as a Board of Reviewers, having sat four days, hereby approve the assessment list and order the Assessor to place the same on the assessment roll of this parish.

 2d.  The Board finds the assessments not itemized and would suggest to the Assessor that hereafter all lands be classified into four classes, further, that improvements, livestock, etc., should be assessed separately and not in connection with land.

 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
C. P. ALPHA, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1889.

Selected News Notes 7/20/1889.

 The weather this past week has been dry and hot, and highly favorable of the crops. The corn crop is virtually made, and a week or two more of this fine weather will land the cotton safely.

 The dry, hot weather is rapidly bringing our parish roads into good condition.

 Mr. Wakeman W. Edwards, of Vermilion parish, has been appointed Judge of the 25th Judicial District, vice-Judge C. Debaiilon, resigned.

 From all reports this parish will produce an exceptionally fine corn crop this year, and as a rule the cotton is doing well.

 Miss Flossie Mayer, of Alexandria, is the guest of Miss Gussie Plonsky.

 Watermelons are plentiful in town, but are yet beyond our financial grip; when they get down to a nickel apiece "then and not until then, let my epitaph be written."

 Remember the Ice Cream Festival, in Judge Parkerson's grove, next Tuesday evening for the benefit of the Methodist Church. Everybody should attend and aid the estimable ladies conducting this worthy enterprise to make it a success socially and financially.

 Mr. Joe Vallier is erecting a handsome and commodious residence on his farm near town. The recent improvements Joe has put upon his place makes it a very valuable and desirable piece of property.

 Mr. Will Clegg, Jr., has concluded to follow the injunction "Flee as a bird to your mountains" and left last Thursday morning for Asheville, N. C. From there he will branch off into the mountains of Tennessee and Kentucky. That section is one of the most beautiful and healthful resorts in the United States, and is just the place for Will to recuperate after his arduous labors.

 Mr. Gabriel Salles, who has for some time past so efficiently filled a position in the Moss Pharmacy here, left Wednesday for Morgan City to accept a position there at Lehman's drug store. He will be missed by a wide circle of friends here, whose best wishes attend him.

 Our old and esteemed lady friend, Mr. Andrew Cayard, one of the most thorough farmers in our section, favored us with a call last Tuesday and brought us a large box of peaches, which struck us in just about the right spot. Mr. Cayard has a fine orchard, containing about 145 peach trees of different varieties. He also had some fine specimens of stubble cane and new corn, which are on exhibit at Clegg's drug store.

 We are indebted to our young friend Gaston Gladu for an invitation to attend the commencement exercises of the St. Charles, at Grand Coteau. Quite a number of our citizens went up to attend the exercises last Wednesday.

 Mr. H. D. Owen has some magnificent ears of corn, new crop, on exhibition at the Moss Pharmacy.  Mr. Owen is an A. No. 1 farmer, and takes a commendable pride in his calling.

 Miss Marie Revillon returned home from Lake Arthur last Thursday.

 Upon reading the remarks concerning him in Dr. Punninggrunts' communication, our Devil said: "If ever I catch that old Puff up here around Lafayette again foolin round our girls, I am going to hang a watermelon rind round his neck and paint his bald head red with a ripe tomato. But say! the old terrapin does scuffle off right lively when you put a coal of fire on his back, don't he?"

 The heat of the day is usually followed by a cooling and refreshing breeze about sundown, and then the streets become active and gay with the various turnouts filled with families, young men and their sweethearts, etc., all bent upon pleasure and health. This evening drive is about all that Lafayette can offer in the way of recreation and amusement. As to public parks, etc., "we will see - you - later."

 We have noticed a great many drum visitors in our town during the week, which is cheering and hopeful sign. There is an old negro adage to this effect, "whareber de hen scratch dar am de bug dar am de bug also," and it may be put down as a rule that "wherever drummers congregate, there's something thar at any rate." The drummer has a keen eye for the "main chance," and his judgement is based largely on experience.

 Mr. P. O. Richard, one of our representative farmers, living about three miles west of Carencro, paid us a pleasant call last Thursday. He represents that in his section they have had fine weather, for two weeks past, and the crops are looking splendid.

 Misses Ida, Gadrat and Lodo Mouton, daughters of Mr. Ambroise Mouton of Lake Arthur, are visiting relatives and friends here.
Lafayette advertiser 7/20/1889.

From the Lafayette Gazette of July 20th, 1895:

On the Money Question.

 To the Editor of The Gazette:

 The money question is a great one, indeed, and its importance never does seem to diminish.

 Our attention was first attracted to the subject nearly fifteen years ago, when we embarked in the novel experience of earning our own bread, and the close study we have been compelled to make the problem ever since that time entitles us to speak of it with authority.

 We prefer to discuss only that phase of the question that is of most direct interest to the masses of the people, viz:  "How to come into the possession of money, be it gold or silver?

 We start out with the assumption that the easiest way to make money is by saving it, on the principle that "a penny saved is a penny made," and that if we "look after the pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves." The truism of the foregoing not being called into question we pass at once to the next vital point in the discussion, the best method of saving. There are a number of good methods, but it is doubtful if the one we offer and place at the disposal of the public can be equaled for its convenience and simplicity.

 The method to which we refer is for the great army of consumers, who have such a lively interest in making a dollar go as far as it can, to do their trading at our store, year in and year out, and save a great many dollars by doing, for our prices are always a little lower than elsewhere. Our stock comprises all the most needful things a person could want, and is always fresh and "up-to-date."

 Trade with us the year round and you can depend on making money by saving money, and the more you'll spend, the more you'll make, relatively speaking.

 And that's "how" we stand on the money question.
Lafayette, La., July 18, 1895.
Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1895.

Brought to Lafayette.

 A negro named Lewis Burl, was taken to his place from Opelousas last Tuesday by Deputy Sheriff Billaud. Burl was suspected of being the cowardly assailant of Felix Landry a few days ago. Mr. Landry identified him and stated that he was positive that Burl was the right man. There are other circumstances which point to him as the guilty party. Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1895.

Secured in Lafayette Jail.

 Sheriff Broussard went to Rayne last Wednesday and arrested Siebold Hayes and Felix Hoffpauir, who are charged with breaking in and entering the dwelling house of a Mr. Spell. The two men deny the charge and claim that they will prove their innocence whenever given an opportunity.
Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1895.

 The Pelican Band.

 The rapid progress being made by the Pelican band under the leadership of Prof. Henri Gerac should be a source of much satisfaction to the people of this town. The members of the band have so far shown the proper spirit and the regularity with which they practice and the harmony which prevails at all times among the boys lead us to believe that their organization will not be as short-lived as its predecessors. Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1895.

A New Road.

 Thanks to the efforts of Mr. J. A. LaNeuville and some neighbors, a good road has been traced and put in traveling condition. The road is quite long and runs from Mr. LaNeuville's to Hon. Cade's plantation. A bridge of considerable magnitude had to be erected over the pond near Hilaire Savoy's place; it is ten feet wide, four feet high and eighteen long. Near the pond of Norville Vincent it was necessary to make a four-feet levee of a mile long. The parish furnished he lumber. It required a great deal of energy to complete this road which will be of immense benefit to the people living in the section through which it runs. Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1895.

Attempted Break-In at Rigues Hotel.

 A negro attempted to force an entrance into the Rigues Hotel during the night of last Sunday. At about 3 o'clock in the morning Mrs. Bellocq heard a peculiar noise coming from the window and she soon ascertained the cause thereof. She saw a negro's hand industriously engaged in trying to lift the fastener. The would-be burglar had passed his hand through the blinds and in this way had succeeded in partly opening the window, but luckily another fastener placed a little higher prevented him from effecting an entrance before being discovered in his evil work. There have been several attempts at burglary lately and unfortunately none of the thieves have been caught, with the exception of those implicated in the Plonsky robbery. There are altogether too many idle negroes in this town and unless they make up their minds to behave a little better the white people may some day take a notion to persuade them to do so. Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1895.

 Sunday's Picnic.

 The society whose name is unknown and whose mission seems to be a weird and unfathomable mystery, gave a picnic last Sunday. It was a well-managed affair and we believe thoroughly enjoyed by all who were present. About forty-five persons attended and spent the day in Girard's woods. Among the guests were: Misses Mamie and Berth Higgins, Marie and Louise Revillon, Nellie Bailey, Hortense and Cora Guidry, Lorina Marsh, Anastasie Bonnemaison, Roe Duhon, Bella Judice, Louise Cayret, Estelle Gerac, Lydia McDaniel, Cora and Augustine Desbrest, Mercedes Broussard, Lucy Judice, Regina Romero, Elia Vigneaux, Ida Mouton, Fremit Plonsky and Lizzie Ferran. Mesdames E. McDaniel, B. Perez and C. Williams. Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1895.

Pilette Again on Top.

 The Pilette boys are again victorious. They played the St. Martinville club last Sunday and the way they "did up" the latter reminded one of the game played at Oak Avenue Park on the 4th of July when the Nine Devils of Lafayette were so badly beaten that they have not yet recovered from the effects of the defeat. Our Pilette friends have proven their superiority over the neighboring clubs and it is now in order for them to look after bigger game.

 Last Sunday the St. Martinville boys came over to Pilette and a very interesting contest took place, resulting in a score of 30 to 14 in favor of Pilette. The pitcher of the St. Martinville club was sick and was unable to take part in the game. To this fact the St. Martinville boys attribute the easy victory of their opponents.

 After the game was concluded the Pilette boys treated the visiting club and their friends who had come to witness the game to a splendid dinner. t is estimated that nearly 100 persons were seated at the large table which had been erected in the Broussard hall. It may not be amiss to say that during and after the game perfect good-humor prevailed. The Pilette boys were delighted with the cordiality of the gentlemanly bearing of their guests and it is their earnest wish that they will soon have occasion to meet again in friendly rivalry.

 During the evening the Gab Gardemal, of St. Martinville, favored the crowd with some catchy songs rendered in his own inimitable style. Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1895.

Thumbs Up from Carencro.

 Carencro rejoices that Lafayette has at last made satisfactory arrangements for the establishment of a sugar refinery in the latter place. It will render the farmers in that vicinity independent of distant mills, and enable them to handle and deliver their crop at a much lower cost. It will necessarily increase the amount of money in circulation in the place, as it will give employment to a large number of hands. It also denotes a dawn of enterprise, which if followed up, Lafayette in the lead of the many progressive towns of Southern Louisiana, which lack the favorable location and wonderful natural resources enjoyed by that place. Concert of action, was all that was lacking to accomplish result. The ball has been started. Now "watch her roll."
Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1895.

Races at Carencro.

 There was a large attendance at the race track last Sunday to witness the several races advertised.

 First Race - Between John I, Dora and Lindare, 14 acres, was won by Lindare by two lengths. Dora second.

 Second Race - Mile heats, two best in three, between Jim Clay and Jim Bernard, 1st heat won by Jim Clay easy by 50 feet. 2nd heat won by Jim Bernard by 60 feet and also 3rd heat by 1 acre. There were a number of other races of less importance.

 Mr. Saul Broussard was in Lafayette on Monday last. Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1895.


 Wednesday night at 10:20, Mrs. Thos. D. Coleman, born Cecile Philomene Mouton, aged 36 years.

 The death of this estimable lady was learned with deep regret and profound sorrow by many people outside of her family. There was not a better Christian, a truer friend, a more devoted mother and wife than the deceased. It is hard to realize that that once happy home which was the abode of human happiness is now in the midst of sorrow. It is there she will be missed. It is in that humble home her virtues shone, and now that she is gone, it is those who are left that well feel er loss; they, alone, know what a cruel blow has been stricken; they need no eulogy to tell them of the dead one's worth, and words can not assuage their grief. Death has brought grief to them and death only will end it. Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1895.  

Isle Pilette, July 17, 1895.

 In accordance with resolution adopted by the bi-metallic mass meeting at the court-house July 13, '95, I do hereby appoint the following Democrats to constitute the Bi-Metallic Executive Committee for the parish of Lafayette:

 1st ward - Simeon Begnaud; 2d ward - A. O. Clark; 3d ward - O. C. Mouton; 4th ward - Dr. R. O. Young; 5th ward - Aurelien Olivier; 6th ward - Homer Durio; 7th ward - Alexandria D. Verrot; 8th ward - Simeon Cormier.

 At large: Alexandre Delhomme, J. A. Labbe, Onezine Breaux.

 The foregoing members of the Executive Committee will please meet at the court-house, at Lafayette on Saturday, August 3, 1895 at 11 a. m. for the purpose of organizing, and to take charge of the cause of Bi-metallism in this parish.
President Bi-metallic meeting.
Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1895.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 7/20/1895:

 Mouton Bros. new store is nearing completion.

 A town with three newspapers and without waterworks is indeed an oddity. Let's have waterworks.

Mr. A. M. Martin and family have moved to their handsome residence recently vacated by Mr. Jauffroy.

 A. M. Martin is having an additional story built to his store-house on Lincoln avenue. Contractor Degrez is supervising the work.

 Mr. Jauffroy is having some repairs made to the plantation home which he purchased of Mr. Martin some weeks ago.

 Early Wednesday morning burglars entered the home of R. Bagarry and stole several small articles. They also paid their respects to the safe which was stripped of all its contents.

 As advertised races took place at Theall's track last Sunday. Mr. Theall's horse defeated Mr. Eloi Bernard's horse by a distance of about 50 feet.

 The Gazette is happy to announce that the work of building the refinery is going on speedily. A number of the townspeople who visited the site during the week were agreeably surprised to see so much already accomplished.

 Mr. A. C. Guilbeau has completed arrangements for introducing important improvements in his cotton gin. This will give Carencro two thoroughly first-class an complete gins, that will compare favorably with any elsewhere.

 Mr. Saul Broussard was in Lafayette on Monday last.

 P. A. Chiasson was in town Monday.

 L. G. Stelly and Miss Sarah Brown were among our visitors Saturday.

 Miss Dora Domengeaux and Rene Richard, of Breaux Bridge, were in town Sunday.

 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pellerin, of Youngsville, were on a visit to relatives in Lafayette last Saturday and Sunday.

 Sidney Veazey and Aurelien Dugas whiled away the time pleasantly at Point-aux Loups Springs last week.

 Supt. Owen was looking after the Southern Pacific's interests in Lafayette last Wednesday.

 Miss Mamie Castel, of Lafayette, and Miss Pelissier of Scott, returned from Grand Coteau.

 Missed Ida and Eunice Pefferkorn were in Opelousas this week.

 Mrs. Leopold Lacoste and Mrs. E. Mouisset visited New Iberia this week.

 Dr. Fred Mayor was in town Wednesday. His friends were pleased to see him.

 Judge John Clegg, formerly judge of this district and now a prominent member of the New Orleans bar, was on a visit to his brother, Mr. Wm. Clegg, during the past week.
Lafayette Gazette 7/20/1895.


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of July 20, 1878:

Mass Meeting.  

 The Parish Executive Committee in calling a mass meeting of the Democrats of this parish to be held this day, has specified objects are, to appoint delegates to the Baton Rouge Convention, a Parish Executive Committee. These matters will present no difficulties and action upon them will doubtless be prompt and harmonious.

 The rumor that an attempt would be made to select delegates to a senatorial convention and instruct them to meet outside of the District, if true we believe the project has been abandoned as irregular and unwise. There being no notice given to that effect, if such a thing were done, it would be unfair and could bind in a party sense, only those present consenting. Whoever receives the nomination of the Senate will need the full Democratic vote of this parish, and of the District and it is therefore important that no unnecessary causes of complaint and dissatisfaction should exist. We desire, and the success of the ticket will require, that after the usual friendly skirmishing and contention for the nomination, peace and harmony should prevail.

 It is customary and proper in all political gatherings of the Democracy, to announce a formal expression of views on the important questions of the day. Among them, the paramount one is the calling of the Constitutional Convention at as early as possible. Before the adjournment of the meeting t0-day, we suggest the necessity of fixing a suitable time for another meeting, for the purpose of selecting delegates to a Senatorial Convention and also to consider the question of nominating a candidate for Representative and to then make said nomination, if that meeting so decide. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1878.



Vermilionville, La., June 8, 1878.

 The undersigned, official representatives of the Democratic Conservative Party of the Parish of Lafayette, hereby give notice to the voters and citizens of the Parish of Lafayette that a MASS MEETING will be held at the Court House in Vermilionville, at 10 o'clock A. M., on SATURDAY, JULY 20th, 1878, for the purpose, viz:

 1st.  To appoint delegates to the State Convention to be held at Baton Rouge on Monday, August 5th, 1878,

 2nd.  To appoint a Parish Executive Committee and a member of the State Central Committee for this Parish.
ONES. BROUSSARD, President Parish Committee.
SIDNEY GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1878.

Held for Horse-Stealing.

 Gustave Dugat, colored, for a long time a fugitive from justice, has returned and is now occupying quarters at public expense. Sheriff Eastin ascertained his whereabouts and sent a deputy to escort him to his old home, from a certain plantation in the parish of St. Mary. The charge pending against him is horse-stealing. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1878.

Without Lafayette Parish?

 It has been stated that the parishes of Iberia and St. Martin would authorize their delegates to nominate a candidate for Senator at Baton Rouge and that they would probably do so, even if Lafayette was not represented. Even if it were agreed by all the parishes to depart from sound policy and make the nomination out of the District, we cannot believe that the delegates from the other parishes would be so imprudent and arbitrary as to take advantage of the absence of Lafayette delegates. The nominee for the Senate will have to depend entirely upon the Democratic majority of Lafayette for his election, and that the majority must not be diminished by any cause whatever. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1878.  

Vermilionville Could Be A Garden Spot.

 The Attakapas Register of the 13th inst. flatteringly says: "Vermilionville certainly has the best prospects of any town in the State, and with a proper display of energy on the part of her citizens and land owners will be a flourishing city in an incredibly short time. The building of the railroad so long delayed, is now a fixed fact, beyond the shadow of a doubt and with it will come an increased population and wealth, which alone are necessary to make that portion of Attakapas the garden spot of Louisiana.
 From the Attakapas Register and in the Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1878.

More From the Attakapas Register.
 (Attack-A-Pawing Lafayette and Iberia.)

 The register says: "It is a shame and disgrace for the parishes of Lafayette that they have no public road between their two principal towns. In going to Vermilionville from New Iberia one must necessarily pass through a cotton field, for which privilege he is required to pay the sum of twenty-five cents, besides being compelled to wait until the gates are unlocked and allow him to pass. This is not right and should be remedied at once. Let the Iberia and Lafayette papers give this matter their attention and see if the Police Juries can not at least furnish the public with free roads. - Attakapas Register."

The Advertiser Replies...
 The parish of Lafayette for a long time, has had two public roads to the limits of its boundary, going in the direction of New Iberia, and if no connection has been made with them, we are forced to refer the matter to the Police Jury and press of Iberia. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1878.

School Board Proceedings.

        Vermilionville, July 6th, 1878.
  The regular meeting of the Parish School Board was held this day at Rogan's school house.

 Members present: Dr. Lyons, Onez. Broussard, Sydney Greig, J. Homer Broussard, J. J. Revillon. Absent: Dr. Hopkins, president, and A. Delhomme.

 Dr. Lyons was called to the chair to act as President pro tem.

 The minutes of the last session were read and approved.

 Messrs. Sydney Greig and J. Homer Broussard were sworn as School Directors, vice N. D. Young and Joseph Boudreau resigned.

 Moved and seconded, that teachers of schools numbering 25 scholars, or more, be allowed a salary of $40.00 per month. Teachers of schools under 25 scholars, to receive $1.60 a month per pupil.

 The Treasurer's report for ending was examined and approved.

 The following appointments were made:

 Will Rogan, teacher Vermilionville; M. M. Hartman, teacher Royville.
T. P. Ward, teacher at C. T. Patin.

 Moved and seconded that W. B. Bailey be reappointed printer of the proceedings of this Board.

 Dr. Hopkins, who was absent at the commencement of the meeting now arrived and took his seat,
   Resolved, that the Treasurer be instructed to set aside as contingent funds for different wards, out of the apportionments for March and June, the sum of three hundred and eighteen 35/100 dollars, from State Superintendent, and make apportionments of eighteen hundred dollars - balance of March and June apportionments - pro rata, to different school wards of this parish.

 The following accounts were approved and warrants ordered to be issued for the same:

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The Board then adjourned to meet on the first Saturday in October next.
T. B. HOPKINS, President.
J. J. REVILLON, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1878.

City Council of Vermilionville.

    Regular Session, July 1st, 1878. - The roll was called and the following members were present: J. O. Mouton, Mayor, and Councilmen Alpha, Vigneaux, Hebert, Lindsay, Landry, Ed. McBride and R. L. McBride.

 The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

 On motion of Mr. Hebert duly seconded by R. L. McBride, it was unanimously
  Resolved, That the license imposed on each and every traveling agent or employee of any mercantile house, who sells or contracts for the sale of goods, wares and merchandise by sample or otherwise, be and is hereby repealed.
J. O. MOUTON, Mayor.
H. M. BAILEY, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1878.

City Council of Vermilionville.

      Regular Session, June 3d, 1878.
  The Council met this day, the Hon. J. O. Mouton, Mayor, presiding and all the councilmen present.

 The minutes of the last meeting were read, corrected and adopted.

 The committee appointed at the last meeting to fix the rates on licenses to be levied, presented the following report;

 "To the Honorable Mayor and Councilmen of the Town of Vermilionville, La. :

 Your undersigned committee appointe by your Honorable Body to fix the rates of licenses to be imposed and collected upon all trades, professions and occupations carried on within the limits of the corporation of Vermilionville, beg leave to report as follows and recommend that there shall be levied and collected, the following amounts as a license or tax :

1.From each and every Merchant
2. "               "             "         Grocer
3. "               "             "         Drug store 
4. "               "             "         Livery stable
5. "               "             "         Cake Stand
6. "               "             "         Coffee-house
7. "               "             "         Billiard Table
8. "               "             "         Circus or menagerie each and every day they perform $100
9. From each & every Show Or Exhibit, each & every day they perform $5.00
10. From each and every Theatre, Concert, or other performance per day $5.00
11. "                  "               " Side show to Menagerie or circus $25.00
12. "                 "                " Peddler for each and every five days $2.50
13. "                 "                " Attorney at Law $10.00
14. "                 "                " Physician $10.00
15. "                 "                 " Ice cream stand $5.oo
16. "                 "                 " Notary Public $10.00
17. "                 "                  " Coffee, fruit of soda water stand $5.00
18. "                "                   " Traveling agent or employee of any mercantile house, who sell or contracts for the sale of goods, wares and merchandising by apple or otherwise
     Respectfully submitted,

 On motion of Mr. Landry duly seconded by Mr. Hebert, it was resolved, that the above report be adopted as a whole.

 The yeas and nays being called for and the resolution stood as follows: Yeas - Lindsay, Ed. McBride, Landry, R. L. McBride, Hebert. Nay - Alpha.

 Mr. Alpha stated that he objected to the Treasurer's report of the assets and liabilities for the reason that he thought the same was incomplete.

 The following account was presented and on motion duly approved:

 W. H. Williams, commissioner of election ... (unreadable sum in single digit dollars).

 On motion the Council adjourned.

H. M. BAILEY, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1878.


 Selected News Notes 7/20/1878.

The Jury Commission of this parish will meet on Monday the 29th inst.

 Vote for no man as a delegate or as a candidate, who is opposed to a Constitutional Convention.

 We had the pleasure of a call yesterday from Hon. J. H. Acklen, who will remain here a few days and we suppose will be present to-day at our mass meeting.

 Hazard Eastin, Esq., announces in another column, that he is a candidate for re-election to the office of Sheriff of this parish.
 We learn that the lumber for repairing the bridge at Pin Hook has arrived at last. In the course of time, we hope to chronicle the completion of the repairs.

 His Grace, the Rev. Archbishop Perche arrived here yesterday afternoon and will officiate to-morrow in the ceremonies of confirmation, St. John's church, and will remain and lend his presence at the Exhibition at Mount Carmel Convent next Tuesday. Lafayette Advertiser 7/20/1878.

Lawyers Who Promote Litigation.
[Daily Item, New Orleans.]

 The Brooklyn Eagle tells about a damage suit lawyer who has recently been convicted by a jury before Judge Cowing in Manhattan, of grand larceny. The story is that he was retained by a negro woman, who kept a laundry at Coney Island, to bring suit against the Metropolitan Street Railway Company on shares. He settled the suit for $2,000, but only paid the woman $450 of this amount. The Brooklyn Eagle says:

 "The jury was satisfied that the woman was entitled to half and convicted the lawyer of grand larceny. The lawyer claimed that he was being prosecuted because he had damage suits against the same railroad company amounting to $1,000,000, although he has been in business only five years. That claim emphasizes the desperate and disgraceful nature of the business of promoting litigation. Lawyers who carry it on retain their regular professional standing until, like this one, they are convicted of a crime. So long as they are bright enough to keep out of jail the lawyers at the head of the profession, men whose names are synonymous for honorable dealing and who give to the profession its high standing, do nothing to keep these sharks from using the special privileges conferred upon them for preying upon corporations and fleecing their clients. The conduct of the sharks brings the whole profession into deserved disrepute, because the honorable men could suppress the sharks if they would take the trouble. So long as they are willing to allow their profession to be besmirched they are to blame, if the public forms its idea of the standards of lawyers from such fellows as this Birnbaum, instead of from the great lights of the bar. The great lights tolerate the sharks and they cannot complain of a public which infers that they approve of them. That interference brings what should be a highly respected profession into general contempt. Until the honest lawyers decide to clean house, that contempt will be deserved.

 It is carrying shame that such sharks should be permitted to prey upon railroads and other corporations. They are encouraged by the silence of respectable members of the bar and by the leaning of juries against corporations. The tendency of these innumerable damage suits is to repel investments in enterprises which do so much to build up our cities and develop the country. Juries should have as much sympathy on one side as on the other and be slow to permit sharks to prey upon public institutions. 

From the N. O. Daily Item and in the Lafayette Advertiser 7/17/1904.       

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