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From the Lafayette Gazette of July 30th, 1898:


Once the Terrors of the Louisiana Swamps  is Arrested By Sheriff Broussard.

 Ike Broussard has landed another notorious character behind the bars. Elijah Hornsby, once the terror of the Louisiana swamps, is the man. When interrogated by a reporter and asked for a statement, he said with just a twinge of pride, "Young man, tell them it's Elijah Hornsby; that's all. You need not say more." To the one who had heard of this noted criminal his brief statement meant volumes, for Elijah Hornsby was, once upon a time, known to everybody in those sections of Louisiana where his reputation would have been a source of pardonable pride to such characters as the James boys. Bullets and knives have left indelible evidences of the many personal encounters into which he has been drawn by his aggressive spirit. But there is something about Hornsby which leads one to believe that he is more of the bold desperado than the cold-blooded destroyer of human life. He stated that he had killed only two men, one negro and one white man, but he admitted having been in several other broils. A bullet, which he carries in his body, he accredited to a citizen of Baton Rouge. When asked how he had fared in this altercation, he replied with a stoic indifference that would have done credit to a Sioux Indian: "I've got his pistol at home."

 Hornsby expressed himself as being satisfied. It is preferable, he said, to be in jail than to always be on the lookout for an officer. Freedom was a great boon, he thought, but he was tired of dodging the law. After fifteen years of wandering over the Lone State State, he wended his way back to Louisiana and strange to say he settled so near the scene of his crimes.

 He had succeeded in accumulating some money in two or three Texas towns, but the fear of being arrested made him restless and he finally drifted back to his native State although he knew very well that the doors of the penitentiary were still yearning for him.

 Hornsby is a man of striking personality. Tall, rather handsome, very muscular, he is a man of great physical strength. "Tolerably good in the handling of firearms," as he expressed it, it is not surprising that he achieved more than ordinary success in the various fights in which he played star engagements. He tells of an incident in his life which is very humorous. Once in Iberia parish a posse went out to his house to arrest him. He arrested the posse, conducted it New Iberia and delivered it over to the authorities. This rather unusual feat he accomplished with the help of his devoted wife and two or three friends. He facetiously remarked that the members of the posse behaved very well and did not give him much trouble. Another incident shows the desperate character of the man is this: He was being taken to the penitentiary on a steamboat. Although manacled and his legs securely tied, he jumped from the boat into the bayou and succeeded in getting away from the officers. He was subsequently captured and returned to the penitentiary.

 The crime for which Hornsby was sent to the penitentiary is the killing of Charlie Castro. A difficulty arose over the count of some timber resulting in Hornsby killing Castro and chasing his partner into the woods. He was sentenced for five years by Judge Fontelieu. At the end of three years and seven months he escaped. Hence, he will have seventeen months more to serve out his term.

 Hornsby hopes to be able to secure a pardon. He says he killed Castro in self-defense. He expressed the intention of leading the life a law-abiding citizen. He said his six children are all grown and able to take care of themselves and thought he will be better off now. He is tired of evading the officers of the law.

 The capture of Hornsby reflects much credit upon Sheriff Broussard, who displayed his usual skill in this case. He had a desperate man to deal with and the manner he dealt with him showed that he knew his business. Sheriff Broussard spent two days and nights in the vicinity of the Long plantation where Hornsby lived. He watched for an opportune time and when it came he nabbed his man. Had he not acted with judgment and caution there is no way of knowing what would have happened. Although Hornsby had a .44 with him, he could not have used it, had he been disposed to do so. The sheriff was too quick for him. He was covered with a Winchester before he knew it.

 Constable Breaux, of the eighth ward, assisted Mr. Broussard in capturing Hornsby.
Hornsby made a mistake. He came to the wrong parish.
Lafayette Gazette 7/30/1898.

Broussard Transports Hornsby to Prison Camp.

Sheriff Broussard left yesterday to take Elijah Hornsby to the convict camp on the Ory levee, thirteen miles from Thibodaux. Sheriff Broussard turned the prisoner over to Sheriff Broussard turned over to Sheriff Berry, of Lafourche parish, who was at Shriever to take charge of him. Sheriff Broussard will continue to New Orleans and will return to Lafayette with Frank Printz, whose testimony is wanted at the preliminary trial of Weiggle which will be held Monday. If Printz is unable to come the examination will take place without him. Printz is said to be blind and in a critical condition generally.
Lafayette Gazette 7/31/1898.


 When Roosevelt's Rough Riders passed through Lafayette on their way to the front one of the men gave his pet, a little puppy to Paul Bailey. It was not too long before Baxter Clegg, who is a great lover  of dumb animals, became the rightful owner of the soldier's pet.

 He was given a name and "Teddy" was very appropriately selected as his cognomen. When the news of the great victory of Roosevelt's Rough Riders was flashed over the wires "Teddy's" owner began to feel proud of his possession and "Teddy" was beginning to be looked upon as the "big dot of the tanyard." When the Rough Riders plucked new laurels upon the bloody fields of Santiago "Teddy's" stock went up accordingly. Now that Roosevelt's name is uppermost in the temple of fame and the brave cry of his men has been commented upon all over the world. Mr. Clegg very naturally feels that he has in "Teddy" a dog with a history. "Teddy has already given evidences of a warlike nature and it is believed that he will prove himself worthy of his distinguished origin.
Lafayette Gazette 7/30/1898.


 The Gazette has been informed that Hon. Overton Cade is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for railroad commissioner for this district.

 We published a communication last week suggesting the name of Capt. J. C. Buchanan for commissioner. Every word of that communication meets our endorsement. We believe that it would be impossible to find a better man for this position than Capt. Buchanan. We will state, however, that the captain's wishes in the matter have not been consulted and we are not able to say whether or not he would be willing to become a candidate.

 Should the Democracy of this parish give its support either to Capt. Buchanan or Mr. Cade it will confer an honor upon a worthy gentleman. Both are Democrats, able and honest men, and in either the people of this district would have a representative in whom can be reposed this most important trust with perfect safety.

 Let the Democracy unite upon one of these gentlemen and work for his nomination. Lafayette is one of the few reliable Democratic parishes in South Louisiana. It is true to the flag at any and all times. When many others deserted and sought false gods in the enemy's camp old Lafayette refused to be led astray but adhered to the teachings of genuine Democracy. It is entitled to some recognition. Lafayette Gazette 7/30/1898.

The Greigs as Soldiers. - Although the Greig family is not a very large one four of its numbers are volunteers in the present war. Don Greig of Lafayette, and Henry and George Greig, of St. Martin, are members of Company I, Hood's Regiment, and John Greig, of this town, is with the Donaldsonville, Cannoneers. The record made by the Greigs in the Civil is an enviable one and it is not surprising that that the young men of the family to-day displayed the same patriotism which characterized their predecessors in the sixties. There were no better soldiers than Arthur and Sidney Greig, and Joe who fell at Vicksburg. These brothers were noted for their bravery and other soldierly qualities. That the younger Greigs, who are going to the front in this way, will give as good an account of themselves as did their fathers, The Gazette had not the least doubt. And one thing which is noticeable as well as commendable is that they all enlist as plain, every-day privates.
Lafayette Gazette 7/30/1898.

Help the Boys.

 Some of her patriotic citizens have been making preparations for a general blow-out at the Oak Avenue Park to-morrow evening. A very interesting game of ball will be played by local amateurs. Refreshments will be sold at reasonable prices. The proceeds will be sent to the Lafayette boys now camped at the Jackson Barracks in New Orleans. Lafayette Gazette 7/30/1898.

War Relief Society.

 A number of ladies, under the leadership of Mrs. F. Demanade, have organized a War Relief Society for the purpose of raising funds to be placed in the hands of the State Relief Association to be used in caring for the sick and wounded American soldiers in the present war with Spain. Mrs. F. E. Girard has been elected secretary and Mrs. Will Clark treasurer. The ladies pay a monthly fee of 25 cents, but are desirous of giving the public an opportunity of showing in a substantial way the interest and sympathy felt in the cause of suffering humanity. A contribution box has been at the post-office and all who desire to aid are requested to drop in whatever amount they wish to contribute. Remember that every cent put into the box goes forward to the actual field of action and is there expended in relieving the wants of the suffering and the destitute. The ladies will meet at Mrs. N. P. Moss', Wednesday evening, August 3, at six o'clock, to count the proceeds of the box, so drop a dime, drop a quarter, drop a dollar, without delay, and you will feel better for it. Try anyway. Lafayette Gazette 7/30/1898.

For the Red Cross.

 The entertainment given by the "Sons of Confederate Veterans" was witnessed by a very large audience. A money order for $41 of the receipts was sent to the Red Cross Society at Washington. This was the society's share of the proceeds. Lafayette Gazette 7/30/1898.

Beer Better than Yellow Fever.

 Bishop Merrill, a northern divine, says that he would rather see our soldiers have yellow fever than beer. With all due respect for the opinion of the estimable gentleman. The Gazette would advise the boys that if they are to choose between yellow jack and beer to take the latter every time. Lafayette Gazette 7/30/1898. 

An Enjoyable Party.
An entertaining and highly enjoyable party was given by the Star of Hope Temperance Society at the residence of Mrs. Crow Girard last Thursday evening. A large number were present and it is needless to say that everyone was highly pleased with the evening's entertainment. Those present were indebted to Misses Ruth Huff, Marie Mouton and Anna Hopkins for both instrumental and vocal music.

 Delicious refreshments were served by the charming Misses Hopkins, and by two representatives of the masculine gender, one of whom had a peculiar mode of gait, while the other amused those near him by imitating the cock in a most perfect manner. After all had participated heartily of the refreshments, they betook themselves to the lawn and there enjoyed themselves to the utmost in the various games that followed, until after the setting sun had cast his last bright, struggling rays through the shady trees. Too much cannot be said of the hospitality of the hostesses, Mmes. C. Girard, and B. Kennedy, and the interest and cordiality manifested by them toward all present was very highly appreciated. Lafayette Gazette 7/30/1898.

An Appreciated Momento.       
 [Algiers Herald.]

Conductor J. T. Hebert, Engineer J. C. Donner, Fireman J. Jerrollemen and Brakemen J. Sirey, Albert Jeret and C. C. Benson of the Southern Pacific Railroad, were surprised last week by the receipt of a very gratifying souvenir of a special run made by them, to bring Mrs. E. McIlhenny, of Avery's island from Lafayette to Franklin, in order to say goodbye to her son who has gone to the front with Roosevelt's Rough Riders. The section of the train containing young McIlhenny passed the special on which his mother was hastening to meet him four miles before she reached Lafayette. On reaching Lafayette, she found that the next stop would be made at Franklin and she immediately telegraphed him to await her at that place. Permission was obtained from the officials to run the special to Franklin, which was done and the lady was able to spend some time with her boy, ere he was obliged to leave on the second section of the Rough Riders. The momento is a sterling silver pencil, in the shape of a miniature cannon and each is inscribed with the name of the recipient and date of the run which was the occasion for the gift.

From the Algiers Herald and in the Lafayette Gazette 7/30/1898. 

New Fire Alarm Bell. - The fire alarm bell has been received. Its weighs 957 pounds. It will be located somewhere near Doucet's drugstore. Mr. Allingham informed us that F. B. Williams, the lumber man of Patterson had donated heavy lumber to put it up. The well-known painter, George Barnes, has generously offered to do the work for free.
Laf. Gazette 7/30/1898.


Accidental Killing.

 The accidental killing of Dalton Courtney, a son of Dr. F. W. Courtney, at Carencro, by Armand Andrus, was one of the most deplorable cases of its kind that has ever happened in this parish. The young men were very close friends and Andrus is naturally greatly affected by the accident. It was feared that he would not recover from the shock so heavily has the affair weighed upon his mind. The untimely death of young Courtney is a source of profound sorrow to a large number relatives and friends among whom he was a favorite.
Lafayette Gazette 7/30/1898.

Horses and Mules.

 Sid Veazey left last Thursday for the purpose of buying several carloads of horses and mules which he will ship here to be sold at unusually low prices. Mr. Veazey will make a fine selection as it is the intention to secure nothing but the best on the market. Lafayette Gazette 7/30/1898.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 7/30/1898.

 Aby Demanade has been taking testimony in shorthand for the district court. Aby is already quite proficient in stenography and promises a very skillful stenographer.

 Jean Hebert, a thrifty farmer living near Scott, has sent The Gazette a sugar cane having 10 well-formed joints. The cane crop promises a bountiful yield in all sections of the parish.

 Arnault Bacquet, who has a farm near this town, has sent a sample of his cotton crop. Mr. Bacquet informs us that indications point to an unusually large crop this year.

 In the tramway suit of Breaux vs. Bienvenu, the plaintiff has applied to the district court for a mandatory injunction to have the railroad track replaced over Mr. Bienvenu's property. A decision will be rendered by the judge next Monday.

Charbon. - This deadly disease has broken out among the stock on the Lebesque plantation. We have not heard if it has spread to other plantations.

 When asked if there was any truth in the report that he was engaged to a young lady in Kansas, Lieut. Hobson smiled and denied the soft impeachment, stating that "he knew nothing of the matter."

 Mr. R. N. Sims, Jr., of Donaldsonville, was in Lafayette this week. Mr. R. N. Sims, Jr., of Donaldsonville, was in Lafayette this week. Mr. Sims is a candidate for railroad commissioner for this district. Mr. Sims is a leading Democrat of Ascension and has the support of the united Democracy of his parish.

 The ice-cream festival for the benefit of the Episcopal church building fund, that was announce to take place last Tuesday at the home of Judge Parkerson, was postponed to next Tuesday, August 2. Well-wishers are invited to attend on that day.
Lafayette Gazette 7/30/1898.


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of July 30th, 1898:

ELIJAH HORNSBY: Escaped But Captured At Last In This Parish.

 Raised in New Iberia, Elijah Hornsby, became a swamper. In 1897 he killed one of his employees, was tried and convicted and sentenced for a term of years in the Baton Rouge's penitentiary. In those days the railroad had not yet been constructed and his removal to the penitentiary was by steamboat from New Iberia. Though heavily handcuffed accompanied by sheriff Theogene Viator, Elijah managed to escape. Afterward he was captured at New Orleans, where he was working on the levee. In the meantime his attorney, now Governor J. Foster, now Governor, had applied for and secured a new trial, resulting in his sentence being reduced. Elijah went to the pen where he dwelled some few months, but where he managed to escape and he has been at large ever since under the assumed name of Henry Reed, until he was captured on the 26th instant on the Long place, by Sheriff Broussard. Hornsby was a desperate character from boyhood. His first killing took was that of a negro, when quite a young man, and we believe that three murders are told, are charged to him.

 We can't see why he exchanged his prophet's name, Elijah, for the name of Speaker Reed. This last certainly was his downfall. Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1898.



 A gun loaded and handled carelessly was the cause of death of a prominent young man, Dalton Courtney, at Carencro, last Sunday morning. It seems that Courtney and another young man, Armand Andrus, were discussing upon the qualities of the gun, when by an unlooked event, the gun fell from the hands of Andrus, and striking the floor, its load was discharged, striking the young Courtney. At the same moment, his friend Andrus, realizing the unexpected occurrence became delirious. Both of the young men belong to prominent families in this parish and St. Landry. The father of Courtney is a prominent doctor of Carencro, and the young Andrus' father is a prominent merchant. This tragedy is deeply regretted, and The Advertiser sympathizes with the bereaved family. Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1898.

A War Relief Association.

 A war relief association has been formed by the ladies of Lafayette under the leadership of Mrs. F. Demanade for the purpose of aiding in the care of the sick and wounded American soldiers. Mr. F. E. Girard has been elected secretary and Mrs. Will Clark, treasurer. A monthly fee of 25cts. is paid by members but the ladies are very anxious to forward a neat sum as soon as possible, so have devised a plan to afford the public an opportunity of assisting in this laudable and humane enterprise. A contribution box will be found at the Post Office and all are invited to place therein substantial expressions of sympathy and interest in the shape of dimes, quarters and dollars. Next Wednesday evening at six o'clock the ladies will meet at the residence of Mrs. N. P. to count the amount realized and forward same to the state relief association. Open your hearts and purses in aid of this benevolent undertaking and God will bless you. Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1898.

 They Will Run At Large.

 We understand that our Solons will allow the stock to run on the streets for a limited time, on account of the swampy condition of some of them. It is true that it is very agreeable to see horses, mules, cows, colts, etc. etc., running at large on the streets and to be expect to be kicked by them, but between these two evils, one has to choose the best. (Money being very scarce in the city treasury.) Some of our neighboring towns have laws requiring the landlords to cut the grass, weeds, etc., before their respective houses or to plank the side walks; it may be that if Lafayette has such laws, our Solons could employ that money now planned for plank walks, etc.; to other improvements more in keeping with a wide awake town in the 20th century. Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1898.    

 Lafayette String Band.

 We are glad to announce that in the near future this band will be enabled to treat the public of Lafayette with good music from a chosen repertory. It is surprising how this band has improved of late and each member of it is practicing to make it the very best. That's right. - We are very fond of good music. Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1898.

 Inquiry About Lafayette.

 In view of the fact that people from distant States are writing daily to our real estate man, this latter one has decided to have circulars printed setting forth the resources and advantages of this town and parish, so as to induce home seekers and capitalists to come among us. Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1898.

 New Map of Lafayette.

 Mr. H. T. Higginbotham, of New York, representing the Sanborn Perris Co., is in Lafayette for the purpose of making new maps for the Insurance Co., showing every building etc. His business will be to acquaint the Company with the system of water works now in operation, its efficiency which will certainly secure low rates of insurance for our merchants. Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1898.

 Too Heavily Charged.

 Last week we complained about the electric lights, but from a talk the secretary of the Co. had with us, we found the main line has already an overplus of 25 lights to take care of and that another main line is absolutely necessary. We hope that our authorities will make the needed increase, as with the winter approaching, there will be in increase for more more lights. Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1898.

 Left For Missouri.

 Mr. Sidney Veazey left last Tuesday for Missouri, where he will make a selection of fine horses and mules and will soon return with a carload of them. Those in need of good animals will do well to be on hand at his return. Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1898.

 The Lafayette Refinery.

 The work on this most important building is progressing very rapidly. A visit made to it has shown us that the proportions of the building will be very large. Almost nothing of the old building has or will be used and the whole will be entirely new. About one hundred men are employed in improving the plant. Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1898.

 The Lafayette Cotton Compress.

 Contractor Anderson is hustling this work beyond doubt. The plant when completed will be of very large size and will accommodate all the business that the management is looking for. Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1898.


 Very fine samples of our parish products have been brought to our office during the week. We are glad to record such very fine results, it shows that Lafayette can compare favorably with any other section of our state:

 Sugar Cane.

 Fine specimens of cane, some with seven joints ready for our refineries were brought to us by Messrs. W. P. Thomas, Jos. Ross. Vavasseur Mouton, Armand Chaupin, W. S. Torian and Nicholson. 


 Dr. F. E. Girard sent a very fine stalk of ordinary quality well loaded, Dr. T. B. Hopkins furnished us with a stalk of limbless cotton which had 120 bolls and squares, which is rather out of the ordinary for this early day and wet season, and last of all Mr. A. Bacquet who brought us a stalk of Steckler Cotton loaded with 124 bolls and squares.


 Very fine samples of this product were forwarded us by Messrs. Joe. Ross, Archie Morgan, Farrar Lindsay and Leonce Gladu. Ears were of good size and the stalks were as tall as 14 feet.

 Peaches, Grapes, &c.

 Fine products of the above were sent us also.

 What Is Lacking.

 We would like very much to receive a monster watermelon.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1898.

Railroad Commission Convention.

 The Democratic State Committee met, a few days ago, at Baton Rouge, to perfect plans by which party men will be chosen for railroad commissioners. It was decided to hold a convention in each railroad district on September 21st, 1898 at 12 o'clock noon. Lafayette is in the third district and is entitled to six delegates. This is a new office created by the late Constitutional Convention. Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1898.

School Board Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., July 11, 1898. - The School Board met this day with the following members present: Messrs. Delhomme, Bailey, Hopkins, Clegg, Olivier, Dupuis, Broussard and Whittington. Absent: Mr. Durke.

 The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved:

 The examining committee through Supt. Latiolais reported that Mr. Adolphe Guilbeau, who was requested at the last meeting to stand examination for a second grade certificate, being ill on the day appointed for examination, asked to be examined the Saturday following but did not come to the examining room on that Saturday.

 Miss Heloise Olivier was granted a second grade certificate.

 Dr. Hopkins reported that the City Council of Lafayette could not make the usual appropriation for school purposes as there are no funds in the treasury.

 On motion of Mr. Delhomme all the teachers of the 1st ward were retained. Mr. R. B. Martin having resigned his school in that ward Mr. Pierre Chiasson was appointed in his stead.

 In the second ward, Mr. Bailey appointed Miss Grace Hunter, vice Miss Mattie Hunter, who resigned. All the other teachers were retained.

 On motion of Mr. Broussard, seconded by Mr. Olivier, Prof. W. A. LeRosen was appointed principal of the High School at a salary of $80 a month.

 The same assistants were retained in the High School. The Principal of the Lafayette primary school was not appointed.

 Miss Maggie Bagnal was retained as assistant in the above named school.

 J. C. Martin was appointed to this same school.

 Paul L. Breaux and wife were retained as principal and assistant of the Lafayette colored school.

 Mr. Durke being absent no appointments were made for the 4th ward.

 Mr. Durke being granted the privilege of calling a special meeting of the School Board in case of complications.

 The 5th ward schools were filled out by Mr. Olivier as follows:

 Broussard school, Albert Baillio, principal; Felix St. Julien, assistant, Comeau school, Miss Maria Bagnal.

 The following appointment were made by Mr. Dupuis: H. E. Toll, principal Carencro school; Miss Stella Guilbeau, assistant; Roger school, Miss Emily Olivier; Dominique school, Louis Prejean.

 The Stelly and Cormier schools were left opened.

 The same teachers were retained by Mr. Broussard in the 7th ward.

 Mr. Whittington also retained the same teachers in the 8th ward.

 The secretary was instructed to inform Prof. C. F. Trudeau that the City Council had failed to appropriate the $25 a month and therefore they could not be paid to him.

 On motion Miss Bagnal's claim for teaching one month in order to give the Comeaux school the same number of School months, was granted and voucher ordered to be issued for same.

 The following accounts were approved:

 R. H. Bernard, sundries Broussard school, $1.90; S. Morgan, repairing closet and pump Ridge school, $3.00; S. Cormier, fencing around Cormier 8th ward school, $5.00.

 Mr. Dupuis was authorized to make the necessary repair on Cormier 7th ward school.

 The treasurer's report was accepted as follows:

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

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

 -----------------p. 4------------------

            J. E. MARTIN, TREASURER.
  Lafayette, La., July 4, 1898.
            The board adjourned to the first Monday in September.
      C. F. LATIOLAIS, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1898.

          Lafayette La.
                July 16, 1898.
Board of Reviewers.
              Pursuant to adjournment the Police Jury met this day as a Board of Reviewers of the assessment lists with the following members present: R. C. Landry, C. C. Brown, Ben Avant, Jno. E. Primeaux, Alfred Hebert, Jno. Whittington, Jr., Alonzo Lacy and M. Billeaud, Jr.

 The Board proceeded to examine the assessment submitted by Assessor Martin and after due deliberation the assessment as submitted was accepted.

 Capt. J. C. Buchanan, here appeared and on behalf of the Farmer's State Institute invited the body to hear a lecture on charbon by Mr. W. H. Dalrymple of Baton Rouge.
                    By motion the invitation was accepted and the Board adjourned.
R. C. LANDRY, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1898.

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 7/30/1898.

 A game of Base Ball will be played to-morrow at Oak Avenue Park, at 3 p. m., between the young men of the Court House  and those of the Depot. The proceeds of the game will be devoted to provide the many things needed by our volunteers.

 The preliminary proceedings in the case of Wiegel vs. Printz which were to take place last Saturday have been postponed to August 1st, Printz having failed to appear.

 After spending a few days with relatives in Carencro, Mrs. Leopold Lacoste returned home last Wednesday.

 Revs. Father Guillot, of St. James, and Scotti of the New Orleans cathedral were in Lafayette during the week, the guests of Revs. Father Forge.

 W. W. Duson, of Crowley, the everlasting hustler in real estate called on our real estate men, Ambroise Mouton, during the week and by the bright looks of the latter, we concluded that the conference between the two had been profitable to A. M.

 Using the Brush. - Mr. P. B. Roy is putting good looks in  a portion of Lafayette, where his buildings are located. They have repainted anew and present a fine appearance. The value of his buildings have been enhanced thereby.

 An improvement. - The building occupied by Gus. Schmulen will in a short time be renovated. His business has so improved that an increase of room is necessary. The store will be 35 x 50 and new up-to-date show windows will be placed in.

 Koussouth Comeau and P. Labbe have secured clerkships through Ambroise Mouton.

 Levy Bros., who will rent a part of the new store to be built by Gus. Lacoste will open a general merchandise business on or about Oct. 1st.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1898.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of July 30th, 1870:


 On the 12th instant, an examination and distribution of prizes took place at the Convent of Mont Carmel in Vermilionville. This Institution under the Superintendence of Mine St. Hyacincthe, is we are happy to state, rapidly increasing in the number of its pupils as well as improving in learning. The high praises and well merited encomiums pronounced by all present of the Superior and the kind Sisters of Mont Carmel, are sufficient testimonials for the future success of this Institution, without the aid of our feeble pen.

  But we cannot pass in silence the efforts of the young Misses who so nobly and ably contended during the past session for the prizes they so well merit and obtained.

  At 10 o'clock A. M. the large hall of the Convent, which we will say en passaant was beautifully and tastefully fitted up, was crowded by the relatives and friends of the young Misses; the exhibition opened with a beautiful piece of music which was admirably executed by Mrs. A. Guidry and Misses Corrine Monnier and Ellen Eastin.

 The Gold Thimble - A Drama - Misses Ellen Eastin as Mme. Berton, the mother of Alice Dupleix as Julia eldest daughter, kind and amiable, and Andrienne Salles as Ernestine the youngest daughter, very haughty and proud was well performed and elicited applause from the audience.

Next came an "Address to Mont Carmel," by a pretty little Miss, it was well delivered and we regret not being able to give her name.

 La Violette de Carafa
- A beautiful piece of music played by Miss Eastin was attentively listened to and ably executed.

 Then came a comedy in two acts called L' Etourdie, in which each performed their parts in a manner that would have done credit to many professionals. The following are the names of the young Misses who performed and the characters they represented: Miss E. Eastin as Mme. d' Harcourt, mother of the thoughtless; Clara Mouton as Alix, daughter of Mme. Blanchard, mother of Annette; Alice Dupleix as Isabelle, Mathilde Martin as Ernestine, Martha Neveu as Blanche, largest girls at the boarding school, and Cecile Mouton as Claire, Aimee Salles as Estelle, Emelie Bernard as Anna and Marie Couret as Marie, the smallest girls.

 After playing several pieces of beautiful music, the distribution of prizes took place, as follows :

Grand Prizes. 
Clara Mouton, 1st prize.

Emelie Monnier, 2nd prize.
Mathilde Martin, 3rd prize.

Prize For Good Behavior.

Clara Mouton, 1st., Marie Couret 2d.

 For Application.

 Emelie Bernard 1st., Alice Dupleix, 2nd., Marthe Neveu 3d., Elia Martin, 4th., Marie Flechet 5th., Adrienne Salles 6th.

 For Memory.

 Martha Neveu 1st., Alice Dupleix 2nd., Marie Flechet 3d., Emelie Bernard 4th.
For English and Grammar.
3d Classe, Alice Dupleix, 1st prize.
4th Classe, Martha Neveu, 1st prize.

For History.

3d Classe, Alice Dupleix, 1st prize.

For Geography.

3d. Classe, Emelie Monnier 1st. prize.
4th Classe, Clara Mouton 1st prize; Elle Martin, 2nd prize; Marie Flechet 3rd prize.
5th Classe Emelie Bernard, 1st prize.

 For Reading.
4th Classe, M. Neveu 1st prize.

5th Classe, M. Flechet 1st prize; Emeranthe Olivier 2nd prize.
6th Classe, Emma Constanting 1st prize; Antonia Caro 2nd prize.

For French & Grammar.
3d Classe, Emelie Monnier, 1st prize.
4th Classe, M. Neveu 1st prize.
5th Classe,M. Martin, 1st prize.

For Composition.

3d Classe, A. Dupleix 1st prize.
4th Classe, Anais Doucet 1st prize.

For History.

3d Classe, Clara Mouton 1st prize.
4th Classe, Elia Martin 1st. prize.

For Geography.

4th Classe, M. Neveu, 1st prize; Adrienne Salles, 2nd prize.
For Reading.
5th Classe, Aimee Salles 1st prize.
6th Classe, Eugenie Trahan, 1st; Julie Bourges, 2nd; Louise Bourges, 4th; Louise Mouton, 5th and Kate Beraud, 6th.

 For Arithmetic - First Division.

Emelie Monnier 1st; Clara Mouton 2nd.
Second Division.
America Caro,1st; Emelie Bernard, 2nd.

Penmanship - First Division.

Emelie Monnier, 1st; Caroline Caro, 2nd.
Second Division.
Celima Dugat, 1st; Alzine Dugat, 2nd.


Marie Couret, 1st prize.


Marie Livran, 1st; Cecile Mouton, 2nd; and Elia Martin, 3d prize.


Prize awarded to Marie Livran.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1870.


City Council....
Special meeting of July 18th, 1870. 

Present: W. O. Smith, Mayor; Members : A. Monnier, H. Landry, J. H. Wise, R. L. McBride, Wm. Brandt. Absent : B. A. Salles, and R. Gagneaux.

 The meeting was called to order and the object explained by the Mayor.

 On motion it was resolved, that a committee of two be and are hereby empowered and authorized to borrow money for the use and benefit of the corporation. The Mayor appointed Messrs. Monnier and Wise on said committee.

 Resolved, that any and all persons who shall disturb the peace and quiet of the citizens within the limits of the corporation in any manner whatever, shall be arrested by the Constable and lodged in the parish prison there to remain not less than twelve hours, nor more than twenty-four hours, and fined five dollars besides other costs.

 Resolved, That all laws contrary to the above be and the same are hereby appealed.

On motion, the Council adjourned.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1870.

Police Jury Proceedings.

Special Meeting - July 16th, 1870. -Members present: J. J. Caffery, President; Messrs. O. Broussard, Caruthers Landry, Hebert and Leblanc. Absent: M. G. Broussard.

 On motion, W. B. Bailey was appointed Clerk, pro tem.

 The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

 The committee on Carencro Bridge, reported that a new bridge was necessary.

 On motion, The following resolutions were unanimously adopted:

 Resolved, That the sum of fifteen hundred dollars be and is hereby appropriated for the building of a bridge on Bayou Carencro.

 Resolved, That Messrs. O. Broussard, Caruthers and Valery Guilbeau are appointed a committee to confer with the committee of the parish of St. Landry, concerning the building of said bridge, and said committees are also authorized to contract for the building of the same with the lowest bidder by using the old lumber.

 Whereas, Official notice having been received from D. F. Boyd, Supt. of La. State University, dated July 1st, 1870, that there are two vacancies of beneficiary cadets, therefore, be it
  Resolved, That John C. Mills and Charles D. Caffery be and they are hereby appointed Beneficiary Cadets to the Louisiana State University, from the Parish of Lafayette.

 Resolved, That the Treasury pay the board of prisons upon warrants issued for the same, which are hereby authorized to be drawn monthly upon the Jailer's account, approved by the Sheriff and Finance Committee.

 Resolved, That the Clerk be authorized to purchase a suitable Minute Book, and a warrant is hereby ordered to be drawn for the amount.

 The following accounts were approved and warrants ordered to be drawn for the same: Trevile Bernard, $24.40; Albert Judice, $5; Dr. Mudd, $20; S. J. Montgomery, $44.10; A. J. Moss, $17.

 On motion the Police Jury adjourned.
J. J. CAFFERY, President.
W. B. BAILEY, Clerk, pro tem.
Lafayette Advertiser 7/30/1870.

 From the Lafayette Daily Advertiser of July 30th, 1968:


 A hearing into the possible continuance of passenger train service to Lafayette will be held tomorrow beginning at 9 a. m. in the auditorium of the War Memorial Building.

 The Southern Pacific Railroad Co. has petitioned the Interstate Commerce Commission to allow them to discontinue  service of the Sunset Limited between New Orleans and Los Angeles. The Sunset Limited is the only passenger train presently serving Lafayette.

 The City of Lafayette has lodged an official objection to the proposal with the ICC and is expected to be represented by City Attorney James Bean at tomorrow's hearing.

 The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce has gone on record in opposition to the proposed abolishment of the service and according to George Gardiner, executive vice-president of the chamber "will most certainly" be represented at the hearings tomorrow.

 Hearings have also been held in Lake Charles, New Orleans and other points along the route served by the train.

 Southern Pacific claims that it loses millions of dollars annually on the service.

 The ICC, however, has accused Southern Pacific of "persistently discouraging" passengers from using its trains and purposely downgrading its service so as to drive away prospective customers.

 The ICC's unusually strong language was contained in a 43-page report issued in the case of two well-known western passenger trains, the City of San Francisco and the California Zephyr.

 The report follows by one week an ICC order requiring continued operation of the trains for one year.

 The Louisiana State Legislative Board of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen has taken vigorous opposition to the discontinuance of the Sunset Limited service.

 The brotherhood notes that "to require continued operation of these trains the Commission must find that they are a convenience and necessity to the public, which means that a sufficient number of passengers do use the trains.

 "The commission determines this from the number of protestants appearing before the examiner at the scheduled public hearings."

 A California official says his state will go to court if the ICC permits Southern Pacific to end its Sunset Limited Service.

 Attorney David R. Larrouy of the California Public Utilities Commission told a newsman of his state's plan at the ICC hearing in New Orleans Monday.

 Larrouy said the ICC would in effect be reversing itself if it approves the Southern Pacific request to stop the Sunset Limited, on the grounds that it is losing too much money.

 He referred to the claims Southern Pacific has deliberately depreciated service on its passenger trains, including the Sunset Limited.

 Examiner Louis Bartoo said the report cited by Larrouy would be made a part of the record at the ICC hearings.

 One of Monday's witnesses called for government subsidies to keep passenger trains in the nation from "total disappearance."

 The witness, Nat B. Knight Jr., of Gretna, a member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission and former president of the National Association of Railroad and Utility Commissioners, called for a thorough study of subsidization for passenger trains.

 He charged railroads with negligence for not seeking subsidies, saying "Many in railroad management are showing they are disillusioned completely with railroad passenger traffic and don't want any part of it.

 "If they spent as much energy in this seeking subsidies as they did in attacking the subsidies paid to the trucking and airline industries, it would have been well spent." Lafayette Daily Advertiser 7/30/1968.


 The Acadian flag will be flown beneath the American flag at city hall in accordance with a resolution adopted today by the Lafayette City Board of Trustees.

 The board adopted the resolution to purchase and fly the flag in cooperation with the parish police jury, which adopted a similar resolution to fly the Acadian Banner on the Court House flag pole. Lafayette Daily Advertiser 7/30/1968. 

Hayti: Good Place to Go?

 Julius T. Hartwell, a financial king pin of Boston, a market manipulator, whose operations have been on a colossal scale, including Wall and State streets in their ramifications, was yesterday sentenced by a Boston judge to pay $100,000 fine, and remain five years in the Lennox jail. Neither wealth, nor family, nor social position, nor financial prestige mitigated the sentence. Eminent counsel pleaded in vain that he had previously borne a good character. Judge Lowell was inflexible, and brought the full force of the law to bear upon the author of the State street irregularities. We hail this verdict as an auspicious omen. It means that Boston, at least, is determined to regard and punish crime as such, that reckless financiers and smugglers can not carry on their high handed operations under the very shadow of her courts and snap their fingers at the authorities. It means that one judge at least is determined to call things by their right names, and not to regard down right rascality as shrewdness and sharp practice merely. This severe punishment will unquestionably have a salutary effect in our Wall street circles, where man has a come to laugh at the idea of any criminal punishment being administered for financial irregularities.

 From the New York Commercial Advertiser and in the Lafayette Advertiser of 7/30/1870.

Lagniappe #2

The world owes a debt of gratitude which it can never pay to the noble physicians and men of science who have in the past are are to-day devoting their lives to the cause of humanity in experimentation and investigation of the various diseases which afflict mankind. Regardless of self they have followed the spirit of investigation whither it lead, tearing aside the curtains of mystery which make disease frightful and finding its cause, prevention and cure, not alone saving countless lives that would have succumbed to ignorance, but also removing the horrible dread with which the disease was viewed.

 These results have not been achieved with safety to the investigators. Many a noble and brilliant mind has fallen a victim to experiment; but their lives have been a blessing to the world and their names should be perpetuated while time lasts.

 To them we owe vaccine, which has robbed small pox of its terrors, to them we owe tetanus or lock jaw serum, diphtheria anti-toxin and various other marvelous and effective remedies which conquer disease.

 And now during the prevalence of the yellow fever, dreaded as a fearful scourge, we are reaping the benefits of scientific study, persevering investigation and unselfish devotion even to the sacrifice of life.

 A decade ago yellow fever was a monstrous thing, coming whence we know not, creeping hither, whither, anywhere, everywhere, mysterious and awful, falling upon us in ways beyond knowledge. We knew not how to protect ourselves save in isolation, shunning our fellow man, even the things he touched, waiting in blind dread, fearing the yellow awfulness night come from anywhere, everywhere and mark us for its own.

 To-day yellow fever is no longer a mysterious disease, thanks to the noble men who have boldly wrested its secret, but not without some falling a victim to its violence. Its germ has been isolated and studied, its method of propagation has been discovered, and now it is positively known beyond peradventure of a doubt that the Stegomyia Fasciata, a striped kind of mosquito, spreads the disease, that infection can only come from its bite, and its treatment has been improved until it is no longer the fatal disease of the past.

 This knowledge of the character and method of transmission of yellow fever has made it possible to take sure methods of protection against its invasion and spread, and has lifted the dread it inspired, so that now, scientific quarantine methods can be adopted that will protect and yet not paralyze business and interrupt communication with the world.

Orig.source unknown. In the Lafayette Advertiser August 1905.

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