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  From the Lafayette Gazette of July 21st, 1900:


 Deputy Sheriff Thos. Mouton left Wednesday morning for the Jackson Asylum having in custody two insane negro women who were taken to that institution. These women had been in the parish jail for some time has there was no vacant place in the asylum for them. As is well known the State appropratio for the care of the insane permits the accomodation at the Asylum of only a limited number of inmates. The young man Malapart, who was incarcerated in the jail at this place a couple of weeks ago, will have to remain there until Dr Hays finds it possible to accommodate him. As it is now, the ward for white men at the Asylum is taxed to its full capacity.

 We believe that the Legislative appropriation toward the support of the Asylum has been increased this year and provisions will be made to care for a larger number of insane people than heretofore. The Louisiana Asylum has, considering its inadequate support by the State, been a splendidly managed institution. Last year the average number of inmates at the Asylum exceeded 1,100 and as large as that proportion of insanity may appear, it is fact that hundred of unfortunates were confined in private institutions and in the parish jails.

 It is inexpressibly sad to be compelled to incarcerate these people, who hare guilty of no crime but who are merely the victims of a cruel fate, in the prisons and made to languish there among criminals.

 It is to be hoped that the State will be able to make adequate appropriations at the next session of the Legislature and that in the future it will not be necessary to keep insane persons in the jails where it is impossible to treat them properly. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1894.    

Coronna in Colorado.

 B. N. Coronna, who is now spending some time in Colorado, has favored The Gazette with copies of The Telegraph and Gazette, published at Colorado Springs, in that State. The Telegraph is a warm advocate of the Democratic ticket while The Gazette supports McKinley and Roosevelt. Both papers are newsy, well-edited papers and would be creditable journals in a much larger city than Colorado Springs. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1900.

He Was a Lily White.

 People living outside the boundaries of the Pelican State are deluded into the belief that a Lily White Republican is necessarily a member of the Caucasian Race, but that impression is altogether erroneous. The complexion of a Lily White may not bear the remotest resemblance to the color indicated by his political appellation. One of the Louisiana delegates to the Philadelphia convention happened to be a coon of the deepest dye. It is no discredit to this worthy representative of Louisiana Republicanism to say that the color of his face is not unlike the funereal hue of coal-tar. For this, however, we bear no malice toward this exponent of the principles of the grand old party, but we wish to tell of a strange but true incident which happened in the City of Brotherly Love.

 Our Republican delegate was approached by a northern reporter and asked to state to which wing of Louisiana Republicanism he claimed allegiance. Rising to the full dignity of his position, he replied: "Me, boss? O, I'se a Lily White." The Yankee newspaperman merely smiled and expressed a desire not to see the darkest member of the black-and-tan wing of the Louisiana contingent. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1900.

A Much Needed Street.

 A street through the properties of Mrs. Wm. Campbell, Mr. Alex Mouton and Dr. Tolson would no doubt greatly facilitate traffic between the town and the Industrial College and it is to be regretted that the committee appointed by the Council to negotiate for the right of way has not been able to reach an agreement with Mr. Mouton. We understand that the Council committee offers to give $300 for 50 feet while Mr. Mouton insists upon getting $500. Mr. Mouton's property, through which the right of way is desired, runs from Oak Avenue to the road fronting the College grounds, a distance of about five arpents.

 The Gazette will not go into the merits of the proposition but will simply express the hope that mutual concessions will be made in order that this matter may be settled without the delay which could be caused by a recourse to the courts. The Gazette believes that the street should be opened to afford a shorter route to the school. The proposed street would no doubt add largely to the value of the lots in the neighborhood, a fact which should not be overlooked. Without the opening of a new street, in order to reach the school one must go around the Jewish cemetery or through Tincan Alley, either way being entirely too long and would entail an unnecessary hardship upon pedestrians. The main reason for the selection of the new site was to place the school within easy reach of children who would live in town. As it is now it would be nearly impossible for children to walk to the school. The community has made too great a sacrifice to secure the school to fail now to provide the best, shortest and most convenient route to it. The only thing that stands in the way of an amicable settlement of this matter is a difference of $200, a very small sum when the great need of the street is considered. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1900.

The Crops.

 The rainy weather during the past days has been injurious to the cotton crop. While being very much of an impediment to the work in the cane fields it has not interfered with the growth of the plant itself. Cane-growers were about to do the work preparatory to the laying by of the cane and they have been considerably hindered by the heavy showers. From all reports the cane crop will be pretty fair this year. Should the rain continue to fall as it has recently cotton will suffer very much particularly in the lands which are not properly drained. There seems to be a good yield of corn. All in all the outlook is bright enough both as to yield and prices. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1900.

Cut Down the Weeds.

 The Council ordinance compelling every property-holder to cut down the weeds on the side-walk along his property should be enforced. If the municipal authorities are serious in this business let them show it. To compel some to obey the ordinance while others pay absolutely no attention to it is, to say the least, very unjust. The weeds in some of the principal streets of the town can not fail to impress strangers most unfavorably with this town. If the Council did not intend to enforce this ordinance it should not have adopted it. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1900.

Church Notice.

 There will be services at the Presbyterian church next Sunday at 11 . m. and 8 p. m.

 Sunday School at 9:45 a. m.

 Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, Sunday evening at 6:45; subject:  "The Needy at Our Door."  Mr. Archie Morgan leader.

 Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock; subject,  "A Lecture on Palestine."
Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1900.

Excursion to Lake Arthur.

 Old Hickory No. 31, W. O. W., of Rayne, will give a boat excursion from Mermentau to Lake Arthur on Sunday, July 22. Fare for round trip is $1. The Southern Pacific will sell round trip tickets at 1 1/3 fare from all points as far east as Morgan City and as far west as Vinton. Boat will leave Mermentau Sunday after arrival of early morning trains from east and west. Accommodations will be provided for excursionists and the best order will be maintained. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1900.

Unclaimed Patents in Land Office.

 The clerk of court, Mr. Ed. G. Voorhies, has received a letter from the United States Land Office at New Orleans, stating that parties who have patents on file should write and secure them. The following is a list of names of persons residing in this parish who should write to the land office for their patents which are delivered free of cost. At the clerk's office a notice is posted giving certain information concerning his matter:

 Pierre Pitre, Jean Sonnier, Louis Sonnier, Adelaide Mouton, Pierre and Olivier Guidry, Moyse Hebert, Valmont Hebert, Ursin Hebert, Jean Perazin Hebert, Julian Comeau, Joachim Dugas, Jean Dugal, Marcelin Dugat, Ursin Patin, Valery D. Martin, Alexandre Arceneaux, Rosemond Dugat, Antoine Domingue, Paulin Arceneaux, J. Baptiste Cormoir, (widow and heirs); Simon DeClouet, Valentine Trahan, Franois Louis Main, Edouard Fusilier, Edouard Pelletier, Charles Prefere, Jean Mouton, frere, Edmond Mouton, Andrew and Marin Martin, Emilien Melancon, Marie Louise Senegal, Joseph Sonnier, William P. Thomas, Charles Thibodeaux and Louis Chiasson, Maximilian Dugat, Theogene Chiasson, Carmelite Cormeon, Jean Baptiste Chiasson, Louis Chiasson, Pierre Constantin, Jean Constente, Joseph Brasseaux, Pierre Sonnier, Valerie Broussard, Lefroi Boudreaux, Theogene Bignon, Alexandre Bignon, Joseph Babineau. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1900.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 7/21/1900.

 Ignatious Weigel, who was shot on the 29th of June by B. H. Shannon, has received and is, from all appearances, out of danger.

 Mr. Philogene Coco, of Avoyelles, was in Lafayette this week. Mr. Coco visited Carencro on business and extended his trip as far as this place to call on his old friend, Judge C. H. Mouton.

 Sheriff Broussard left Wednesday for Baton Rouge to make a settlement with the State.

 Mrs. L. S. Scott, of Crowley, was in Lafayette this week. She was a guest at the home of Mrs. Ambroise Mouton.

 Sterling Mudd, who spent two months at Baton Rouge as a clerk of the contingent expense committee of the Legislature, returned home Monday.

 Mr. Cleobule Doucet has been in Donaldsonville since a few days, visiting his son Jacques.

 The dwelling house being built for Mr. J. D. Cotter near the Lafayette Laundry is nearly completed.

 Mr. L. E. Lacour and family left Thursday for Avoyelles where they will spend eight or ten days with relatives.

 Even the Masons have been struck by the wave of progress and they are having their hall painted.
Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1900.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of July 21st, 1894:  


The threatening weather prevented many from attending the celebration last Saturday, but it was a grand social success and not a financial failure. 

 At 9 o'clock in the morning, responding to the sweet strains of music by the bands, the people congregated at the court house square; about twenty vehicles were soon occupied, a procession formed and the march began to the Park.

 Some of the wagons were tastefully decorated; American and French flags were unfurled to the breeze, side by side, and the parade, which was an interesting sight.

 Beausejour Park one mile distant, is one of the loveliest spots in this section. The waters of the Vermilion bayou wind their way lazily to the Gulf; the large shady trees, the sloping hills, the gurgling spring, the green grass - all presented a scene beautiful to behold as is the picnicker's paradise. Then Major Mouton had erected a dancing platform, swings and otherwise ornamented the place for the accommodation and pleasure of visitors.

 Many spent the day there in a pleasant way; others went in the afternoon, and after 5 o'clock the crowd was considerably augmented when the business houses had been closed.

 The evening was pleasant; everybody, old and young, seemed to be in good humor. Papas and mamas were indulgent, girls light hearted and the boys gallant.

 And the children, grown ones too, kept those swings a-going at a rapid rate to their hearts content. Those people who are afraid for children to be out of doors and romp and frolic should have been out last Saturday.

 Some danced, some played, some talked, others walked while the various bands furnished music to cheer them.

 Light refreshments were served and the gross receipts amounted to about $180. In behalf of the Committee we thank Maj. Mouton for the use of the grounds, the Patin, Scott and Five Landry bands for music, also  those who loaned wagons, ice-cream freezers and otherwise contributed to the success of the celebration. Lafayette Advertiser 7/21/1894.



 The ADVERTISER will occupy its new and commodious quarters in the Advertiser Building, next Monday, the 23rd. inst. We extend a standing invitation to friends and patrons to call on us at our new home as often as it will suit their pleasure, or convenience.

 In our new location we will do better prepared than ever to do first class commercial Printing and Job Work of every description. Our promptness in executing orders in the past, and our reasonable charges, is continually adding to the volume of work turned out by the Job Office of the Advertiser. Lafayette Advertiser 7/21/1894.

Cane Wagon. - Mr. J. Nickerson is getting up a new style of cane wagon, which he claims, on a half to three of a mile haul, he can save one third of team and work, one third of manual labor, consequently it will save one third of the usual expenses of the ordinary wagon, or cart, in hauling and delivering cane on the cars ready for shipping.

At Falk's Hall. - A Stereoptician show will be given at Falk's Hall to-night at which Scenes of the World's Fair will be presented. If the show is as good as advertised (and we have no reason to doubt it) we don't doubt that it will be well worth the price of admission. Shows of this kind are instructive, interesting and amusing.
 Lafayette Advertiser 7/21/1894.

 Weather permitting, the home nine will cross bats with the Carencro nine to-morrow evening, as announced in THE ADVERTISER last Saturday. It will be an interesting game of base-ball, we have no doubt that a large crowd of friends and sympathizers will be on hand to witness it. The boys will play on the diamond in front of Mrs. Paul Castel's property.

 We had the pleasure of visiting the Railroad Photograph Car this week, and was agreeably surprised to find the different departments so elegantly finished and neatly arranged. The beautiful little parlor is at the service of visitors. The walls are graced with specimen photographs of people of Shreveport, Alexandria, Opelousas and other places where they did an immense amount of work.

 The young gentlemen of this Art Company are courteous and kind; anxious please, and their prices are low, for such excellent work as they do.

 We would suggest that parents take their children to see the Car and the specimens of art, even if they desire no work; and they should not delay, for these traveling artists will remain here but a short time. Lafayette Advertiser 7/21/1894.

Cane Wagon.

 Mr. J. Nickerson is getting up a new style of cane wagon, which he claims, on a half to a three-quarters of a mile haul, he can save one third of team and work, one third of manual labor, consequently it will save one third of the usual expenses of the ordinary wagon, or cart, in hauling and delivering cane on the cars ready for shipping. Lafayette Advertiser 11/21/1894. 


 The question of who is going to win the $5.00 in gold offered by The Advertiser for new subscribers, is growing of deeper interest each day. Somebody is bound to get it. There is still time left for those who have kept out of the canvas until now, to step in and may win the prize. Try your hand, you who read this. It is worth the effort, as your work will be remunerated whether you win the prize, or not, as we allow you 25 cents commission on each subscription turned in at 75 cents for The Advertiser for the remainder of this year. The commission of 25 cents you are certain of getting, and besides, you have an even chance to win the $5.00 in gold, by sending in more subscribers that any other canvasser.

 Make a start to-day, and see what is the best you can do. You have all to gain and nothing to lose.

 The contest will close Friday, the 27th, inst., at 12 o'clock a. m., and on the following day we will announce the name of the winner of the $5.00 gold prize offered. Lafayette Advertiser 11/21/1894.

Stereopticon Show.

 A Stereopticon show will be given at Falk's Hall to-night at which Scenes of the World's Fair will be presented. If the show is as good as advertised (and we have no reason to doubt it) we don't doubt but what it will be well worth the price of admission. Shows of this kind are instructive, interesting and amusing. Lafayette Advertiser 11/21/1894.

Play Ball.

 Weather permitting, the home nine will cross bats with the Carencro nine to-morrow evening, as announced in The Advertiser last Saturday. It will be an interesting game of base-ball, we have no doubt that a large crowd of friends and sympathizers will be on hand to witness it. The boys will play on the diamond in front of Mrs. Paul Castel's property. Lafayette Advertiser 11/21/1894.

Birthday Party.

 That was a most pleasant gathering of little folks at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Moss last Thursday evening. A gay lot of 'wee toddlers' congregated in the cool part of the afternoon to do honor to little Alice Moss on the occasion of the second anniversary of her birthday, and this did as best they could at a time of life when age is best computed by months, and not by years. Albeit, the young ladies and gentlemen comported themselves most becomingly - so their Mamas think (and they, above all others should know). The merriment lasted until the break of yawn (about 8 p. m.), when Papas commenced to think it was time for Mama and the baby to come home.

 We like to see the little ones made happy at every step in their lives and with the rest of the children, wish Miss Alice Moss many happy returns of the day. Lafayette Advertiser 11/21/1894.   

Pleasant Time Spent.

 One of the most pleasant entertainments of the season was given Wednesday evening by Miss Lydia McDaniel in honor of her cousin, Miss Augustine Desbrez, of Opelousas. She was ably assisted by her mother. Both ladies were untiring in their efforts to make all enjoy themselves. Different kinds of games and cards were indulged in, after which ice-cream, lemonade and cakes were served. The parlor had been beautifully decorated.

 Those on attendance were :  Misses Alice Mouton, Clara and Nita Martin, Louise Guidry, Messrs. L. Lacoste, E. T. McBride, F. Guidry, R. Pellerin, A. J. McBride and C. Harnisch. All left with a pleasant remembrance of the event.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/21/1894.


 We had the pleasure of visiting the Railroad Photograph Car this week, and was agreeably surprised to find the different departments so elegantly finished and neatly arranged. The beautiful little parlor is at the service of visitors. The walls are graced with specimen photographs of people of Shreveport, Alexandria, Opelousas and other places where they did an immense amount of work.

 The young gentlemen of this Arts Company are courteous and kind; anxious to please, and their prices low, for such excellent work as they do.

 We would suggest that parents take their children to see the Car and the specimens of art, even if they desire no work; and they should not delay, for these traveling artists will remain here but a short time longer.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/21/1894.


 Mr. Editor:- Once a penniless boy too poor to pay for his lodging at a hotel, was too proud to beg and therefore sawed wood to pay for his meal and lodging.

 Years after, this boy, then a man, returned to that hotel a millionaire. He became immensely rich; he gave a share of the wealth to the founding of institution of learning and to the cause of education.

 Several states have been the beneficiaries, Louisiana included, and the Teachers' Institute in Lafayette a few weeks ago is an example. The name of this man is George Peabody.

 Vanderbilt, Girard, Cornell, Tulane and many others have given much to build colleges and other institutions.

 The point I wish to make is this: Lafayette needs an annex to the public school building, and Lafayette needs a George Peabody.

 There are individuals here who can build that annex and then be able to "swim."

 'T is a pity for children to be turned away from school for lack of accommodation, and be robbed of an education that prepares them to lead useful lives and become useful citizens.

 I hope our men of means will think about this and do something for the upbuilding of humanity. A man may hoard away his wealth which may do him no good, but, if he would help in such a cause, the fruits might be gathered up many days hence.

 I would suggest that the young men and women of this town take this matter in hand, appoint a committee of a dozen or more who will solicit subscriptions of this purpose to be paid monthly or as might be arranged.
(Signed) BENJIE.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/21/1894.

Farmers' Alliance.

      Broussardville, La., July 9th, 1894.
  At a special meeting held this day, the following resolutions were read by the undersigned committee:

 Whereas, it has pleased the All-wise, Almighty God to take from our midst our beloved brother, Honore Broussard,
  Be it resolved, that in his death his family have lost a kind, indulgent husband and father, and our Lodge a true an worthy member.
  Resolved, that our deepest sympathy be extended to the family of our deceased brother in this their hour of affliction.
  Resolved, as a token of respect, that the members of our lodge wear the usual badge of mourning for 30 days.
  Resolved, that the above resolutions be spread upon the minutes, and a copy of same be sent to the Lafayette Advertiser and Gazette, also a copy be sent to the family of our deceased brother.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/21/1894.

Selected News Notes 7/21/1894. 

Fine rains have fallen the past week, for which we should all be thankful. 

 Mr. George Guidry went to Rayne this week.

 To-night and to-morrow night see the World's Fair Panorama views at Falk's Opera House. 

 The Times-Democrat, N. O. Picayune and Houston Post are on sale every day at Moss Bros. & Co.

 Rain or shine we learn that the World's Fair Panorama will be shown at Falk' Opera House to-night and Sunday night. Don't fail to see it; admission only 15, 25, and 35 cts. Reserved seats at Falk's.

 Mr. Henri Gerac made a flying trip to New Iberia, Monday.

 Mr. Hebert Mouton went to Broussardville, Sunday. 

 Mr. Onez. Badon of Breaux Bridge was a visitor in town Tuesday.

 Don't fail to visit the Palace R. R. Photo car while they are here, and have your photo taken. They are the finest you ever saw and are so cheap, only $1.50 per dozen. Car near depot. 

 Mrs. Alma and Lou McBride accompanied by Miss Rosa Laws, returned home Monday from Franklin.

 Miss Ada Waters and Mrs. E. J. Sullivan and two children are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Biossat since Wednesday.

 Miss Mamie Bowen, sister of Judge Bowen, was seriously ill in the beginning of the week, but is reported as being much better now.

 Those Milk Shakes and Sherberts served at the Moss Pharmacy are perfectly delicious.

Misses Alice and Ida Mouton left Wednesday for a visit to the home of their father, Hon. Ambroise Mouton, at Lake Arthur.

 We were informed that Mr. P. B. Roy and family, of Royville, intended leaving their home, yesterday for an extended trip, during which they will visit all the principal Louisiana and Mississippi water resorts.

 Mrs. Baullard returned to her home in Galveston last Sunday, after a pleasant stay of two weeks at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter J. Mouton. People from the country and neighboring.

 Mr. Alfred Bonnet is now engaged in unpacking and putting up the furniture of Mr. Charles Janfroid, who arrived Thursday with part of his family to take possession of the Andre Martin home they have leased for a term of months.

 We have been informed that a bad mud hole a short distance from "Pont de Mouton" in Lafayette Parish, is sadly in need of attention from the road overseer. 

 Mr. G. E. VanHofe, an expert piano tuner of New Orleans, will be in Lafayette soon, and those who need his services will please be kind enough to send their names to this office.

 The Guidry Bakery is in good shape once more and has been running to its fullest capapcity for several days past. Dr. Guidry does not look for a break down soon again, the defects that developed in the oven lately, having been thoroughly remedied.

  Married. - Mr. J. A. Chargois to Mrs. Cornela McBride, Rev. T. S. Randle officiating. We extend our congratulations to the contracting parties flinging the proverbial slipper, and wish them a full measure of happiness and prosperity.

 Tom Hines, employed as Brakeman on the T. & N. O. local between Beaumont and Houston, was run over last Saturday and terribly mangled and died from the effects of his injuries. Tom was well known in railway circles. He leaves a wife and child to mourn his untimely death. 

 THE ADVERTISER will render all the aid which it is capable, to the Ladies' fire organization of Lafayette, whenever it may be called on to do so. The ladies should be accorded every possible encouragement in their most laudable effort.

 Messrs. Henry Pierre and Felix Gerac have purchased the interest of the cotton gin owned by the late Edmond Pellerin, and the firm will be H. Gerac and Bros. Patrons will receive the best attention and all the advantages heretofore offered by the old firm.

Lafayette Advertiser 7/21/1894.

From the Lafayette Gazette of July 21st, 1894:


 For the first time in the history of the parish of Lafayette a certain amount has been set apart or appropriated by the Police Jury in the annual budget for the purpose of maintaining the public schools. Formerly the money given to the schools was taken out of the general funds and the School Board never knew how much the appropriation would be; it was impossible for it to form a basis of operation. The amount to be appropriated was purely problematical; sometimes it was $1,000, more, or less. But as a result of the economical and business-like way in which the Police Jury has managed the affairs of the parish it is possible to set aside the handsome sum of $3,500 for school purposes, out of the regular tax of 10 mills.

 Of the 10 mill tax levied for expenses th Police Jury will use only about 8 1/4 mills, and the remaining 1 3/4 mills will be devoted to the public schools.

 The members of the present Police Jury have always evinced a ward interest in the progress of the public schools of the parish and whenever called upon to help the schools, they always responded promptly and liberally. Much of the growth of the schools is due to their assistance. By economically administering the public affairs they are enabled to make the largest allowance for schools ever made in this parish. The people throughout the parish will learn of this appropriation with pleasure. Last year the schools remained opened ten months; with the $3,500 from the Police Jury another long term is assured. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1894.

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 7/21/1894. 

Mrs. Alexander Dimitry.

 Mrs. Mary Powell Mills Dimitry, widow of Prof. Alexander Dimitry, died at an early hour yesterday morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth D. Selph, on Orange street in this city.

 Mrs. Dimitry was born in Baltimore, Md. on the 11th of June 1816. The venerable lady was of distinguished colonial ancestry in three of the original thirteen colonists - Virginia, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Among here Virginia ancestors of the seventeenth century were Col. Miles Cary of Warwick, Edward Jaquelin of Jamestown, and Augustine Warner of "Warner's Hall." She was the daughter of Robert Mills, of Charleston, S. C., who from 1830 to 1853 was United States government architect at Washington, D. C. He designed, among other important public works, the national Washington monument at the capital. Her mother was Eliza Barnwell Smith, of "Hackwood." Frederick county, Va., a Colonel in the Revolutionary army, country lieutenant of Frederick county in 1781, and 1801 to 1816 Representative in Congress from his district.

 Prof. Dimitry and Miss Mills were married in Washington April 5, 1835. From the marriage were born several sons and daughters, including among the former B. S. Dimitry, Charles Patton Dimitry and Thomas D. Dimitry, all of whom reside in New Orleans. The late Mrs. Virginia D. Ruth was one of the daughters.

 Mrs. Dimitry, whose death so many loving relatives and affectionate friends lament, was of a singularly lovely nature and disposition. Without guile herself she never, in the course of her long and honored existence on this earth, spoke or thought ill of any fellow-creature. She surpassed in the impulses of a true and simple charity of heart. She fulfilled, as it seemed to those who knew her best, the conception of one whom men call "a saint." The object of her children's devoted love, their ideal of the good mother, the good wife, the good woman and the pious Christian, they centered all their affections in her. In her venerable years her placid and smiling face radiated a blessing upon all who looked on it.

 The remains of this deeply lamented lady will be entombed to-day in the old St. Louis Cemetery, on Basin street, between St. Louis and Conti streets. [From the N. O. Times-Democrat.]

 Mrs. Dimitry was the grandmother of our fellow-parishioner, Mr. D. A. Dimitry, the popular mayor of Carencro. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1894.

In Charge of Scott School.

 Miss Carmelite Mouton, who has been teaching the Theall school near Royville, is now in charge of the Scott school, having recently been appointed to that position by the director of that ward. Owing to the fact that parents need the help of their children during cotton-picking season, this school will not close for vacation before September. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1894.

The Landry Band.

 The people of Lafayette should remember the Landry band and also the young men composing the Broussard and Patin's bands. The Messrs. Landry kindly offered of last Saturday's picnic, stating that they always ready to do their share for the cause of public education. The Gazette compliments these gentlemen on their public spirit. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1894.

Damage Suit.

 Judge Bowen's court was crowded last Tuesday. The case on trial was that of Arthur Patin vs. Viel Webre, while committing depredations in his field. On the other hand Patin sues for damages on the ground that Webre had no right to take the cattle and keep them in his possession. Webre claims damages for depredations in his crops. A large number of witnesses testified. Julian Mouton represented Mr. Patin and Mayor Campbell defended Mr. Webre's interests. Judge Bowen took the case under advisement. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1894.

A Big Case.

 A negro came to town this week to retain counsel for a big case in which he was involved. The sum of two dollars and fifty cents is demanded of him to pay for damages done by his chickens in one of his neighbors' gardens. It is alleged that his chickens crossed over the fence and played havoc in the vegetables, hence the suit for damages. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1894.

 A Memorable Day.

 Mr. Jean Brun, the well known carpenter, will remember last Saturday for a long time to come, not only because it was anniversary of the Fall of the Bastille, but because on that day he was relieved of a new, crisp fifty-dollar bill. He does not know how it was done, but he is sure of one thing: Sunday morning he was fifty dollars short. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1894.

 Races at Washington.

 Harry Durke returned Monday from Washington where he had gone to see some fine races. Nelson Bly, Mr. P. L. DeClouet's mare, did not get the prize, but it was the general impression at the at the race course that she was entitled to it. She lost the race, not because the "law was agin her." The judges had no alternative and they decided the case according to the rules which usually govern races. Cash Item, formerly kept at Mr. Constantin's stable in this town, distanced the others in a trotting race, but a protest was made against him on the ground that he was entered too late, and he was ruled out after first heat. He would have been an easy winner. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1894.

A Visit to the Photo Car.

 A Gazette reporter had the pleasure of visiting "Eulah" the beautiful car used as a studio by Southern Art Company. The car is specially adapted for the business and offers to visitors every comfort of the rich galleries in large cities. In the well-furnished reception room are exhibited specimens of the artistic and thoroughly finished work done by Mr. Britain, the affable manager, and the other artists employed by the company. We would advise those of our people who do not already done so, to visit the car, and if they do not want pictures taken, they can spend a little while pleasantly looking at the many pictures displayed. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1894.

A Card Party.

 An agreeable card and game party was given Wednesday evening by Miss Lydia McDaniel at the cozy home of her parents, in honor of her cousin, Miss Augustine Desbrez, of Opelousas. At about 9 o'clock, a most interesting game of cards was played by the young ladies and gentlemen who had the pleasure of being present. Next came the serving of refreshments which consisted of ice cream, lemonade and cakes, which were played a lot of amusing games, which were enjoyed by each and every one. The following are those that were in attendance. Misses Alice Mouton, Clara Martin, Louise Guidry, Nita Martin, Messrs. L. Lacoste, E. T. McBride, F. Guidry, A. J. McBride, R. Pellerin and C. Harnisch. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1894.

The Crops.

 Mr. L. G. Breaux was a pleasant caller at The Gazette office Thursday. Mr. Breaux informed us that the crops in his section were doing fairly well. While cotton promises a satisfactory yield, corn does not present an encouraging outlook. Cane is reported as being in good condition throughout the parish. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1894.


 Ex-District Attorney Jos. A. Chargois and Mrs. Edgar Mouton were married Thursday evening. The ceremony was performed by Rev. T. S. Randle at Mrs. Mouton's residence near this town.
Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1894.

The Fall of the Bastille - Fittingly Celebrated by the People of the Town and Country.

 The celebration of this memorable event so dear to the heart of every patriot and particularly so to every lover of "La Belle France," was the occasion, last Saturday, of a most beautiful and enthusiastic demonstration by the people of our town and parish. Extensive preparations had been made for a grand barbecue and picnic, at Beausejour Park, to be followed in the evening, by musical entertainment and ball champetre. At an early hour the children of the town reinforced by Judge Meaux's Isle Pillette school, fifty strong, gathered at the court house and there formed into a grand wagon procession, with flags and banners displayed. The procession proceeded through the principal streets in the following order:

 Grand Marshals Ike Broussard and Henry Gerac bearing United States and French flags.
   Broussard Brass Band.
   Patin Band of Scott.
   High School division with flags and banners.
   Isle Pilette School with flags and banners.
   Black Diamond Minstrel Troupe in gorgeous costumes.

 At nine o'clock promptly, the parade started and in spite of the threatening weather, presented the spectacle of nearly 300 school children in gay dress and still gayer spirits, intent upon a jolly good time at the park. It is safe to say that a more beautiful and inspiring scene has seldom if ever been witnessed in the history of Lafayette.

 On arrival at the park the children betook to games and amusements, of various kinds, while the folks looked on with pleasure and admiration, breathing silent benedictions upon the heads of the young people whose merry shouts and ringing peals of laughter made the day one long to be remembered and cherished. Major Mouton's well-contrived swings, furnished a large proportion of the sport and fun, the little folks often being quite impatient for their turn to come.

 During the day refreshments. Ice Cream, Lemonade, cakes, etc., contributed to satisfy the desires of the inner man. No accident or unpleasant incident marred the occasion and this to the credit of all present.

 At night fire works enlivened the pleasures of the day, after which the young ladies and gentlemen indulged in the giddy mazes of the dance to their heart's content. The solemn hour of midnight was near at hand, before the ardent votaries of Terpsichore concluded with loathful steps to retrace their way homeward.

 Deserving notice should be accorded the ladies who labored so faithfully in dispensing refreshments and assisting in every way toward the success of the occasion. The Five Landry Band, as well as the Broussard Band and Patin Band of Scott, contributed their services without pay.

 Last but not least, mention should be made of Judge Meaux's school, to which was awarded a beautiful prize banner for the largest school representation from the country. The banner is an exceedingly beautiful one, artistically designed and bears in large gold letters the inscription. "U. S. and F. R." (United States and French Republics) Judge Meaux's pupils may feel just pride in the ownership of this lovely banner, and yet it must be confessed that they richly deserve any token of honor or esteem accorded them.

 Before closing we must say that a more orderly and well behaved company of boys and girls, could not be found, exhibiting the most sincere respect and implicit obedience to their earnest and zealous teachers who may well be proud of their schools, which reflect so manifestly the most careful and painstaking efforts.

 The gross proceeds, while not meeting expectations, owing to the threatening weather, were sufficiently satisfactory under the circumstances and amount to $176. The net proceeds, however, will not exceed $100 as the expenses were quite heavy. The money will be applied to the Public School building fund.

 The committee in charge desires The Gazette to tender Major Mouton, Judge Meaux, the several bands of music, and those who so generously loaned flags, freezers, etc., grateful acknowledgment for their favors. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1894.

Police Jury.

 The committee on Budget reported the following which was adopted and ordered published 30 days according to law.

        Lafayette, La., July 5, 1894.
  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 1, 1894, to July 1, 1895.

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 Respectfully submitted,
    O. C. MOUTON, R. C. GREIG, C. C. BROWN. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1894.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 7/21/1894.

 Miss Gussie, daughter of Mr. Leon Plonsky, went to Morgan City last week on a visit to friends.

 Mrs. H. M. Bailey and little son, Homer, visited New Orleans last Saturday.

 Gus Lacoste and C. B. Porch went to New Orleans on the excursion train last Saturday.

 Miss Daisy Mouton returned home Sunday after a visit to friends in Breaux Bridge.

 Miss Emma Castille, of Grand Coteau, is visiting the Misses Delphine and Odette Lafond.

 Miss Kate Holton, of Algiers, is, since a few days, the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. T. Tierney.

 You will regret it if you don't see the wonderful World's Fair Panorama Saturday and Sunday nights at the Opera House.

 Mrs. B. Falk and Miss Lena Plonsky returned home Saturday from a pleasant stay on the gulf coast in Cameron parish.

 Miss Bernadette Dupre, of Opelousas, spent some days with Miss Aimee Mouton. She returned home Monday evening. Go to the depot and you will find the thing you've been looking for, for a long time. At the Palace Railroad Photo Car you can get some fine cabinet photos at $1.50 per dozen.

 Mrs. C. Dejean and Miss Sidonie Bahy, of Opelousas, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Mouton last Monday.

 The Antonio building near the court-house is being painted and repaired and will soon be occupied by Mr. Aladin Robicheaux and family.

 Relief Agent B. J. Pellerin, who replaced Agent Davidson at the railroad office, has been transferred to Abbeville, and Assistant Agent C. C. Mabray will officiate until Mr. Davidson returns.on the Southern Pacific residing in Houston and well-known in railroad circles here, was run over by cars and terribly mangled at Liberty last Saturday while in the performance of his duty. He died the same day.

 Superintendent Toll attended the school-14th of July picnic at Beausejour Springs last Saturday.

 Miss Louise Revillon left Monday for an extended visit to friends at Eagle Pass, Texas.

 Several Royville boys were out fishing at Bayou Tortue Sunday.

 Cold and temperate water for bathing at Beausejour Springs. The park is open to visitors at all hours of the day.

 The Misses Scranton, in company with Dr. Domengeaux, were visiting friends in Lafayette Sunday.

 Miss Sallie James, of Algiers, and Miss Mamie Bowen and Master W. B. Airey of Mobile, have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bowen.

 The heirs of the late Edmond Pellerin have sold their interest in the large ginnery of Gerac Bros. & Pellerin. Henry, Pierre and Felix Gerac were the purchasers. The ginnery now belongs solely to the Messrs. Gerac.

 A. J. Roy, Emanuel Pellerin, Pierre Gerac, Albert Theall and Alcidiades Broussard boarded the excursion train for Galveston. Lafayette Gazette 7/21/1894.

From the Lafayette Advertiser of July 21st, 1911:

Our Enemy:  The Common Fly.

 The housekeeper has always looked upon the common house fly as a nuisance. It was regarded as a harmless creature, annoying, but not dangerous. It is only recently that the fly has been recognized as our deadly enemy. So much so that the State Boards of Health throughout the country are sending out bulletins of warning to the people and advising them to exterminate the pest.

 The fly does not bite nor sting like the mosquito, yet as he walks upon our persons he carries upon his feet and body germs of disease, such as typhoid fever, tubercolosis, tetanus, cholera, and a host of others, a single fly, it is said, may carry some three hundred thousand of these pernicious germs, and if he has lately visited some sick room the number may be six million.

 The fly is our enemy because of his bad habits. If he was born and brought up amid clean surroundings, he would cease to be dangerous. But the fly is born in filth, lives upon filth, and carries filth wherever he wanders. He may be born in the manure pile, visit the garbage pail, a dead animal, a cuspidor, expectorations upon the walks, and then, without so much as wiping his feet, the fly enters our homes, promenades upon fruits and vegetables, samples the meat for dinner, falls into the milk bottle and climbs out safely to walk upon our faces, even upon our lips - carrying upon him the bacteria of a dozen diseases.

 It is hard to realize how far disease may be carried. You may live amid clean surroundings, still you are in danger because flies are great travelers. Some are known to have been carried hundreds of miles. Whatever bacteria these flies bore upon their bodies were at once introduced into a new neighborhood.

 There is just one way to rid ourselves of the danger of infection from the fly, and that is to exterminate them. Every housekeeper should wage war against them with eternal vigilance, and banish from our homes this most dangerous enemy, the common fly.


 "Don't come into my parlor," said the Housewife to the Fly;

"There's a screen at every window, and your entrance I defy."

 "There are microbes in your footsteps
and a crust upon your head,
"Which, if not microscopic, would fill   our hearts with dread.

"You carry germs of typhoid and   spread consumption bane,
"And our sanitary teachers paint
 our crimes in language plain.

"Don't come into my parlor; and for safety I would pray,
"If you walked into my dining room
 upon some sunny day.

"There are seeds of vile distempers
 hidden in your tiny wings,
"And your many feet have traveled
 over nameless filthy things,

 "You're a menace to our safety, you
 are powerful, though small,
"And the mischief you accomplish
 would the bravest heart appall.

 "If you enter, I have poison all prepared for you to eat;
"And paper spread to tangle your germ-laden wings and feet;
"I will poison, trap or mash you if
you do not leave my door,
"For our modern sanitation will endure your calls no more."

 - Adelina F. Dyer, in Good Housekeeping. Re-printed in the Lafayette Advertiser 7/21/1911. 

(Today it is known that a single housefly can carry millions of bacteria.)

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of July 21st, 1968:


 Civil Defense and local governmental officials yesterday viewed the area from which they hope they will never have to work.

 The officials and members of the news media yesterday toured the recently completed Lafayette Parish Emergency Operations Center in the basement of the new parish courthouse and were given a briefing on procedures during a man-made or natural disaster.

 The modern $196,000 facility houses everything necessary to control and communicate with the entire parish and state in the event of disaster. It also houses headquarters for the Area 6 State Civil Defense agency representative, Col. Thomas N. Ritchie.

 Backbone of the center is an operations room from which the heads of all public agencies, the mayor, police jury president, civil defense director and public information officer will direct emergency operations. Maps of the city, parish, state and nation, line the walls of the room, and plotters can track and pinpoint whatever emergency brings the men together.

 Each agency has a telephone, with underground and direct lines to key points, in the operations room for incoming calls. The maps are designed to help locate trouble spots, establish plans for taking care of trouble and let the heads of government see what is happening and where. From this room, all decisions will be made and all information to the public, released.

 Bringing the vital information to these decision-makers will be a dual communications set-up using direct telephone lines and radio networks.

 Direct lines from the center branch to all city and parish public agencies that would be utilized in the event of emergency. In the radio room, civil defense operators monitor communications between each public agency, police, fire department, citizens band operators, and amateur radio operators.

 The amateur and citizens band operators have established radio communications with all shelters and mobile units in the parish. All state Civil Defense centers are linked by a radio network, as well as by a closed circuit teletype.

 Also located in the room is the area emergency broadcast system station that will be used to keep the public informed in the event of disaster.

 Also included in the building are facilities to house the city and parish engineers, public works director, and other officials.

 Two dormitories supplied with cots and a complete kitchen enable the center to care for as many as 90 workers on an around-the-clock basis for the course of an emergency situation.

 Also included in the center is an area for members of the press.

 The federal government financed one-half of the construction costs of the center.

 Col. Oliver Fowler, parish civil defense defense director, noted that the center is secure from radioactive fallout and that officials could live and work in the area for as long as is necessary.

 The center is completely self-contained, and has its own power supplies to maintain operations when regular power channels are inoperative. The center also has its own water well.

 Fowler also noted that various offices in the center are used on a day-to-day basis by parish and state agencies.

 The center, completed in 1967, has 9,000 square feet of floor space.
Lafayette Daily Advertiser 7/21/1968. 



Of a Kind That Is Peculiar to Hard Coal Cities.

 Forty years ago when a citizen wanted wood for household uses he bought it by the cord. With the cartman came a man with a sawbuck and a bucksaw who sawed and split the wood on the sidewalk and carried it into the cellar. About thr year 1855 there was invented a machine for splitting wood into kindlings. This machine was a modification of the old match machine. The use of this machine so extended the business of manufacturing kindling wood that at the outbreak of the civil war in 1861, three-quarters of the kindling wood used in New York was being sawed and split in the wood yards. At that time, also, manufacturers had just begun to put kindling wood up into bundles or bunches. The primary reason for this was to put unsold split wood into more compact shape to store. The many advantages of putting up wood in bundles for the market became, however, at once apparent. In this shape wood could be retailed in small portions, and it made a package convenient to handle, which could be sold out of any grocery like any other necessity.

 During the war there was almost a wood famine in New York. The supply of Virginia pine wood, the wood principally used here, was practically cut off; it sold up to fifteen dollars a cord by the cargo. During that period the bundle trade did not grow very much. After the war the entire kindling wood industry took a great start upward and grew rapidly. In 1870 there were probably sixty firms engaged in the manufacture of kindling wood sold in bulk or in bundles. The bundle trade was then increased largely. There were at that time remaining in the city only two or three yards in which cordwood was sold. In 1870 appeared, following closely the building of the first apartment houses, the oil stove and not long afterward the gas stove. The gas stove had been before that in somewhat limited use, but it was now applied to the more general householder uses. The use of oil stoves and gas stoves, increased steadily and very largely, and affected very curiously the kindling wood business. The use of oil and gas stoves here is steadily increasing.

 In 1880 the city manufacture of kindling wood began to be affected further by the introduction of bundle wood made from the refuse of spruce and henlock lumber mills. These mills are numerous in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, this state furnishing a large proportion of the bundles used. This wood is put up at the mills and shipped here by the car load, and from the cars distributed by trucks to grocers and other dealers. That has now largely taken the place of the Virginia pine bundle packed in this city. More than fifty per cent, of the bundles used here now come from the mills. Of all the kindling wood that is sold in this city about half is sold in bulk and about half in bundles. Nearly all the kindling wood  sold in bulk is of Virginia pine. The standard length in which this is cut eight inches; it is sold at thirteen dollars a cord and in any quantity from one-eighth of a cord up. The bundle wood is usually cut two and a half or three inches in length, and the ordinary sized bundle is diameter. It retails at two cents a bundle. The consumption of the bundle wood in this city is the spruce and hemlock bundles, about two hundred thousand bundles daily and of the Virginia pine bundles about two hundred thousand daily.

 While the growth of the kindling wood business has been retarded for the reasons stated, the increase in population has been so great that the business has actually increased in volume, and more kindling wood is sold here now than ever. The use of Virginia pine wood, however, is decreasing slightly as the is the city manufacture of kindling wood. But the kindling-wood business is nevertheless, a very large and active business here. There are now about twenty factories in the city as against sixty in 1870, but while their number has so materially decreased there are now more large establishments. The kindling wood factories of the city use engines aggregating about one thousand five hundred horse power, and employ about two thousand people, men and boys. The total value of all the kindling wood consumed in this city, reckoned at wholesale prices, is about ten thousand dollars daily.

 There are engaged in the business of bringing Virginia wood to this city about one hundred schooners employed in the wood business twenty years ago; about half of them are three-masters. Almost all of the wood accessible from the rivers and almost all the original growth from near water courses has been cut. At least half of the wood now brought here is cut back from the water and brought to river landings by railroad.

 Kindling wood or kindling material of some sort is used almost everywhere, but kindling wood such as this is used here is only where anthracite coal is burned. A New York manufacturer of kindling wood searched for two days in London without finding anybody in the business. A rich London householder said that he had kept house for nearly and had never paid a penny for kindling wood. The sweepings of the house, splinters and scraps from boxes and crates with a little paper would suffice to ignite the coal used there. Of the world's great cities New York is the only one using practically none but anthratic coal. There are in this country, taking them all together, many cities and towns that burn hard coal and use substantial kindling wood, but this city is much the greatest of all consumers, and here naturally is the home of kindling wood in its highest development.

From the New York Sun and in the Lafayette Advertiser 7/21/1894.        

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