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From the Lafayette Advertiser of August 17th, 1904:

And Court Officers Endorsing the Candidacy of Judge Julian Mouton.

 Whereas, Judge Julian Mouton, a resident of the parish of Lafayette, and a native of the town of Opelousas, is a candidate for the position of Circuit Judge:

 And whereas, his past record in the discharge of the duties of that office has met with the universal approval of the lawyers at this bar, we the members of the Opelousas Bar and officers of the Court take great pleasure in endorsing his candidacy and recommend him to the people to be voted for the primary election to be held on September 10, 1904.

 In doing this we point with commendable pride to him as a son of St. Landry who has done his duty well and faithfully, both as Legislator and as Judge of the Court of Appeals; and also as a patriotic citizen of our commonwealth at all times. Signed: K. Lee Garland, Thos. H. Lewis, E. P. Veazie, E. D. Estilette, B. H. Pavy, Gilbert L. Dupre, Jno. W. Lewis, Dudley L. Guilbeau, Leon S. Haas, J. B. Pavy, Lucius G. Dupre, Laurent Dupre, Henry L. Garland, Y. Andrepont, clerk; Leo St. Cyr, L. Austin Fontenot, Morton H. Thompson, H. E. Estorge, Ex-Clerk of Court, M. L. Swords, sheriff. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.  


 We are authorized to announce the candidacy of Philip S. Pugh, of Acadia, for Judge of the 18th Judicial District, composed of Lafayette and Acadia Parishes, subject to the Democratic Primary to be held Sept. 10, 1894.

 We are authorized to announce the candidacy of Wm. Campbell for District Attorney of the 18th Judicial District, composing the parishes of Lafayette and Acadia, subject to the primary election to be held September 10, 1904.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

 Will Reopen First Monday in September.

 Mt. Carmel Convent will reopen its 59h session the first Monday in September. During vacation the Convent was repainted and number of modern improvements have been made for the comfort of pupils. The patronage of the public solicited, and parents are cordially invited to call and investigate our superior advantages for the instruction of the young. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

Added to People's Cotton Oil Mill. - Capacity Increased to Sixty Tons Daily.

 Everything Overhauled and Made Ready for Next Season's Business.

 Through the courtesy of Mr. F. E. Voorhies, the superintendent, an Advertiser reporter was shown over the People's Cotton Oil Plant and ice plant one day last week. Considerable additions increasing the capacity of the oil plant have been mad and a general overhauling and repairing have just been completed and repairing  have just been completed. Everything looked neat and attractive, and the mill is evidently in splendid shape for handling the coming season's business.

 The first department visited was the boiler room, containing the large boiler room, which furnish power for both plants. A new 14 inch fire wall has lately been built as a safeguard against fire, which is a much needed improvement and will prove valuable.

 The engine room was next visited and the reporter found much pleasure in looking over the powerful engines, dynamos which furnish the electric lights, and other machinery which all together supply the motive power for the various machines which take the seed, strip it of its lint, and carry on the manufacture of oil and meal. The engine room had a brand new appearance, every engine having been cleaned, polished and painted and everything put in neat order.

 In the press room a new press, new steam heater and an accumulator system of the latest improved Stillwell Bierce machinery has been added, enlarging the capacity of the plant and placing it strictly in the up-to-date list in all respects.

 The lint room was not overlooked in making improvements and here eight new latest pattern Carver linters have been installed, also a separating device designed and build by Supt. Voorhies, to separate the meat from the hulls. The separator works very satisfactorily. The reporter examined a number of hulls which has passed through it and found the hulls entirely free of meat.

 In adding new machinery to secure room and at the same time provide as far as possible against fire, the cotton press was placed in a separate building built of brick. This is arrangement has greatly reduced the cost of insurance and will prove of decided advantage in other ways.

 With the enlargement of the plant from a capacity of 40 to 60 tons daily, more trackage became necessary for handling the product and under Supt. Voorhies' supervision a new track is being put in, to afford facilities for loading cars.

 Thursday's test was made of the entire plant which proved eminently satisfactory.

 Leaving the oil plant Supt. Voorhies conducted the reporter over the ice plant, and carefully explained every step in the manufacture of ice form from the moment the water is drawn from their well of splendid artesian water and distilled until it is turned out in blocks of clear beautiful ice. The process is very interesting and wonderful. The ice plant has a capacity of 30 tons daily and has been in operation four years, during which time it has run smoothly and efficiently; not a single day has it failed to furnish an ample supply of ice to the residents of Lafayette, a record justly to be proud of.

 The mills are now receiving a large supply of coal to provide against emergency.

 Mr. Voorhies has been connected with the mill since it was erected eight years ago, and now begins his ninth season.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

A Pleasant Evening.

 Friday evening a number of young people gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Clark and passed the evening most pleasantly in playing games. Delightful refreshments were served which gave an added pleasure. Those present were:  Misses Juliet and Lagarde, of New Orleans, Bertha Hebert, Agnes Breaux, Lydia Broussard, Cecilia Babin, Walier, of Opelousas, Daisy Bertrand, Francis and Attie Clark; Messrs. Chas. Martin, Jack Howard, Agnon Broussard, Leon Broussard, Farrar Lindsay, Orez Babin, James Breaux, Nicholas Hebert, Lee Delahoussaye. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

Estimated to Have Curtailed Cotton Crop Fully One Fourth.

 The continuous rains for the past four or five weeks have, as far as we can learn, injured the crops throughout the parish from twenty-one to thirty per cent, but some consolation may be had in the fact that the wet spell has been general throughout the cotton area with an estimated damage of fully one fourth.

 Early in the season there was promise of a "bumper" crop which caused apprehension of a low price of the staple, and such probability existing, the curtailment in production caused by the weather, may develop into an advantage, as now there are bright prospects for twelve cent cotton, perhaps more, which will more than offset what seems a present loss.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

Allowed Eight Foot Strip.

 At a special meeting Thursday the Police Jury took up the proposition to widen the streets about the court house square and decided to build the concrete walk eight feet back of the edge of the square all around and leave the eight foot strip for use as part of the street. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

Will Take in "The Fair."

 After visiting relatives and friends in London and Plymouth, F. F. Carter, wife and family will sail from Liverpool August 27 by S. S. Camania for New York. They will visit St. Louis and take in the The Fair for a week, and expect to return home about September 15. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

Attacked by Negroes.

 Sheriff Lacoste and Deputy Broussard last night arrested nine negroes who attacked two white men in the eighth ward with bottles and revolvers as they were returning home from town. Two of the negroes have confessed to the crime. One of the white men was seriously cut on the head. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

 Chances of Election Flattering.

 In another column will be found some very complimentary resolutions by the Opelousas bar and court officers, endorsing the candidacy of Judge Julian Mouton for judge of the circuit court.

 Originally there were four candidates for the office; two have withdrawn and the contest now lies between Judge Mouton and G. A. Fournet, of Calcasieu. Judge Mouton's prospects are very flattering indeed. Several bars in the district have already passed resolution highly complimentary to him, and he has received the strongest assurances of support all over the district.

 Judge Mouton as circuit judge made a splendid reputation, and if elected to the office again will fill it with dignity and credit. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

 School Board Appointed.

 The State Board of Education, which met Thursday in the State Superintendent's office in Baton Rouge, Friday, announced the appointment of school board members for forty-two parishes, leaving the remainder until October. The School Board appointed for Lafayette parish is as follows: Alex Delhomme, Jasper Spell, J. A. Roy, N. P. Moss, Arthur Comeaux, J. H. Bernard, C. C. Brown, Alex D. Verot, Alcide Judice.

 The Board selected is a good one and we believe that the educational affairs of the parish will be safe in their hands. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.


From Lake Charles....

 A conscientious traveler has paralyzed the Southern Pacific officials by sending them thirty cents to pay for sleeping in a box car over night at Orange, Texas, without permission. This latent reflection upon the proprietors of the Holland hotel should entitle them to heavy damages. From the Lake Charles American Press and in the Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

 Work Delayed.

 The continued wet weather has delayed progress considerably on the First National Bank building will be probably be ready for occupancy by October 1, but it may be December 1 before the other two buildings will be completed. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

To Paint the High School.

 Mr. W. J. Avery is passing a subscription list to secure money to paint the High School building, which needs painting badly, both to improve its looks and to preserve it. It may be possible that Mr. Avery may fail to see some of our citizens, and in that case, it is hoped they will send him whatever they may feel like giving. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

World's Fair Excursion.

 On every Tuesday in August, the Mobile and Ohio Railroad will sell ticket from New Orleans to St. Louis and return for $15 with ten days limit at fair. On sale every day, 15 day limit at fair. $24, return until October 31, $26, and return until December 15, $28.80. For time cards, maps, tickets and other information, write, F. E. Guidry, D. P. A., 229 St. Charles, New Orleans. Phone 3639 - L.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

Under $2,000 Bond.

 The preliminary examination of Leone Mayeaux, accused of impersonating a United States Officer, was held before Judge H. L. Monnier last week and the accused was held under a $2,000 bond to appear before the United States District Court at its next session at Opelousas, La. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

Isn't Worried.

 The Editor of the Rice Belt Journal, Welsh, doesn't seem to be worried over the big meat strike. It looks like he has a good little "strike" all his own.

 "When a man can go out in his garden and pull up some beets and gather some beans from his vines, dig a few 'tatars and yank an armful of nubbins from his corn patch, shell out a fillin' peas and tote in a bag of home grown rice when he chooses, the meat strike doesn't strike us as at all alarming. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

Committed Suicide.

 A telephone message from Scott Thursday gave information of the suicide of Whitney Breaux, a young white man. Coroner J. F. Mouton, immediately upon notification, went to Scott and held an inquest. The jury found that death had been cause by swallowing carbolic acid. No reason is known for the man's rash act, but it is rumored that disappointment in love was the cause. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

 Worth While.

 Mr. Vic Levy, of the firm of Levy Bros., is now in New York purchasing a large and complete fall and winter stock, and in order to make room for same, the firm, as will be seen by reference to their advertisement on the first page, is conducting a special summer sale, offering every article advertised at tremendous bargains which are not advertised and which will greatly interest you. They need room and all summer goods are going at prices to make it worth your while to call and take advantage of the opportunity to save money. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

Two New Brick Buildings.

 Thursday Mr. Gus Schmulen sold 30 feet on the corner of Pierce and Congress streets at $125 a front foot to the Bank of Lafayette which will erect a handsome modern two-story bank building as soon as plans, etc., can be arranged. Mr. Schmulen will also build on the lot adjoining an up-to-date store two stories in height, 32 x 75 feet, and will use the second floor as a dwelling.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

 Mizpah Lodge Entertains.

 Mizpah Lodge No. 300, L. A. to B. of R. T. entertained Morgan Lodge No. 317 B. of R. T. Monday night at the lodge room. Delightful refreshments were served at the close of the following entertaining program:

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Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.


Rendered a Delightful Program Before an Appreciative Audience.

 [From the Crowley Signal.]

 Sontag's military band, of Lafayette, rendered a most delightful program in the city (Crowley) Wednesday night and while the audience was hardly as large as was expected those who were in attendance heartily enjoyed every number of the splendid program.

 Sontag's band is one of the most complete musical organizations in the South and too much cannot be said of the credit it deserves. From the Crowley Signal and in the Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

Keep "The Advertiser" Informed.

 We would request of the secretary or some member of the various lodges and fire companies to hand in to us a list of the officers of their lodges or companies, when a change is made, so that we may have our directory correct.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

 Making Improvements.

 T. M. Biossat has added greatly to the appearance of his jewelry store by doing away with wooden counters and replacing them with handsome glass show case counters. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 8/17/1904.

Ball To-day. - There will be a good game of ball between Lafayette and Pilette to-day at 4 p. m. Tom Behan who played professional ball here a number of years ago, will replace Hintz, who has left.

 Mrs. N. Abramson and Miss Estelle Mouton expect to leave to-morrow for St. Louis.

 The rush that they have had at the soda fountain of the Moss Pharmacy can easily be explained after you have taken a "Jefferson."

 Mouton Sisters have just received a beautiful line of ladies belts.

 The State Department of Agriculture has sent to Sheriff Lacoste's office some genuine boll weevils and urges the farmers to call and examine them in order that they may detect them should they make their appearance.

 Mr. Jules Dubernard and son, Louis, of Scott, were in town Monday.

 Mr. H. A. Gianelloni brought to the office Saturday some very fine red and sweet peppers which he raised in his garden. They are on exhibition in The Advertiser window.

 Jerome Mouton, Chas. DeBaillon and Willis Roy have returned from a visit to the St. Louis Fair, where they report having had a fine time.

 Mrs. C. C. Brown returned from Carencro Monday.

Mrs. Louis Stelly was in town Monday.

 Jack Howell is spending a few days with his parents at Haysville.

 Mr. B. J. Pellerin and Master Clayton went to Lake Charles on Sunday to meet miss Martha Pellerin who returned from Leesville.

 Roquefort, Swiss, Brick, Edam, Holland and Limburger cheese at Bunt's.

 Mrs. M. DeBlanc has returned from New Iberia, accompanied by her to grand children, Misses Ella and Cordelle DeBlanc, who will spend a week in town.

 Miss Cecilia Guidry and brother, Maxim, and Antoine Lacoste took in the excursion to New Orleans Sunday.

 Lewis McBride and siste, Miss Belle, after spending a week most pleasantly in Lafayette visiting relatives and friends, returned Sunday to their home in Houston.

 Miss Leonie Falk, of New Orleans, is on a visit to her uncle, Judge H. L. Monnier.

 First shipment of Bayou Cook oysters, also red snapper and other assorted salt water fish will be received Thursday evening at Bunt's.

 Mrs. S. R. Parkerson, and Misses Lucy Judice, Marie Mouton, Zerelda and Lizzie Bailey, after visiting in North Carolina and Tennessee for about a month, returned to Lafayette Sunday afternoon.

 P. L. DeClouet and Crow Girard attended the meeting of the State Board of Education held in Baton Rouge Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

 Abdul Hamid Abazo, of Cairo, Egypt, Egyptian delegate to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, passed through Lafayette Wednesday on his way to San Francisco.

 Arles sausage and boiled ham at Bunt's.

 Mrs. A. Bacque is very ill with typhoid fever at her home near Lafayette.

 Fernand Mouton has sent us a card announcing his appointment as manager of the agency of the New York Life Insurance Co., at 199 bis. Boulevard St. Germain, Paris. We extend him congratulations upon his promotion.

 Oswall Darby, who is now manager of the De Ridder Co.'s drug store at De Ridder, stopped over in Lafayette from Friday to Monday on his return from the Covington Encampment, which he attended as a member of the Leesville Rifles.

 Frank Abbadie, of Carencro, was in Lafayette Monday.

 Sheriff and Mrs. George Henderson, of New Iberia, have been visiting friends and relatives in Lafayette.

 The many friends of Harold Demanade will regret to learn that he is confined to his bed with typhoid fever.

 Mrs. B. Falk left Monday for Lake Charles where she will spend a week with her daughter, Mrs. Armand Levy.

 Mrs. M. E. Girard and Ashton Beraud returned from Uvalde, Texas, Saurday, where Mrs. Girard has been seven weeks visiting her son, Dr. P. M. Girard.

 W. S. Torian returned from the Crescent City Sunday, after several days' absence.

 Mr. and Mrs. John Torian of Carencro spent Friday in town.

 Louis Stelly, of Carencro, was in town Friday.

 Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Biossat and family leave to-day for the Mississippi Coast resorts.

 Mrs. C. K. Darling and children are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Nickerson. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1904.

 From the Lafayette Gazette of August 17th, 1901:

The Oldest Engineer on the S. P. Line.

 Bore Reputation of Most Careful and Skillful Than Any One in Yard.

 Peter Dauenhauer, Sr., well known in railroad circles in Lafayette, is now numbered among the dead. The following notice is from the New Orleans Item:

 Peter Dauenhauer, Sr., one of Jefferson parish's foremost citizens, died yesterday evening at 7 o'clock, at his residence in McDonoughville.

 Mr. Dauenhauer had been ill for the past several weeks and on several occasions it was believed that he was near the end but his strong constitution and the skillful medical attention brought him safely through the crises. During the earlier part of last week he had the appearance of recovering, but an unfavorable turn for the worse set in yesterday, and at 7 o'clock his death occurred, while he was surrounded by afflicted lived ones and a few friends.

 The deceased was 51 years of age, and had been a resident of McDonoughville since his early manhood. He leaves a wife and five children, three sons and two daughters.
The eldest daughter is Mrs. Charles Penisson, whose nuptials were celebrated so happily a few short months ago at the home which death has now made desolate. Peter Dauenhauer Jr., the eldest son, is also married, and is a prominent young resident of McDonoughville. The other children are still at home. Mr. Dauenhauer also leaves many other relatives, four of his brothers, Michael, J. B., Cosimer and Thomas, residing in Gretna.

 Mr. Dauenhauer was the oldest engineer, in service, on the Southern Pacific road in Algiers, and bore the reputation of being one of the most careful and skillful who first entered the service of the Southern Pacific Company when a mere lad, and rose steadily until he finally secured the most important passenger run on this division of the road. Mr. Dauenhaur had been in a number of wrecks, but his coolness never deserted him in time of danger, and always managed to escape unhurt.

 An evidence of the trust reposed in his skill as an engineer was manifested during the recent departure of President McKinley from New Orleans. Mr. Dauenhauer was assigned to handle the throttle of the engine that pulled the distinguished guests out over the Southern Pacific road.

 The funeral will take place to-morrow morning from his home in McDonoughville.
Mr. Dauenhauer was a devout Catholic, and the impressive service of that faith will be conducted at the obsequies. He was also a member of the following fraternal and benevolent organizations, the members of which will attend his funeral: Algiers Lodge, B. of L. E.; Lee Benovolent Association Mechanics' Hook and Ladder and Hose Company No. 1, St. Joseph Benevolent Association, Catholic Knights of Ladies of America.

 Mr. Dauenhauer was also a jury commissioner of Jefferson parish by appointment of Judge Rost, and many of the prominent parish officials will be in attendance at the obsequies.

 From the New Orleans Item and in the Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1901.

Farewell Concert. - The Concert given in the auditorium last Monday for the benefit of Prof. Hayden was a distinct success judged from the standpoint of artistic merit. With Hayden, the blind master of sounds; Jean Durand, the delightful cornetist; Mr. and Miss Melancon, whose music never fails to please; Miss Lucille Revillon, whose voice charms the ear and fills the soul with poetry; Mrs. McBride, whose skillful execution on the piano always captivates the lover of good music; Mrs. Lorena Simon, who sings only as the nightingale can; and last, though by no means least; Miss Paola Franceschini, the ever popular entertainer, the concert was a fitting farewell to the gifted North Louisianian. When the feast of music ceased Prof. Hayden thanked the audience for its generous assistance and spoke feelingly of his kind friends in Lafayette. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1901.

The Arc Lights. - In its remarks last Saturday anent the failure to light the arc lamps. The Gazette did an injustice to the management of the electric light plant. The Gazette has since been informed that on account of much needed repairs which are being made by Mr. Melchert it has been impossible to furnish the town with street lights. A new foundation has been placed under the engine and while the work was being done it was not safe to tax the plant to its full capacity. It appears that the original foundation had to be replaced by a new and stronger one. As soon as practicable the arc lamps will be lighted. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1901. 

 Will Build Larger. - Owing to their increasing business, Messrs. Mouton & Salles will make their store 30 feet longer, giving them store room 105 feet in length by 30 feet in width. These progressive gentlemen will handle a larger and more varied line of goods than ever, adding men's pants and hats, a big assortment of shoes, a finer line of dry goods, notions, fancy goods, etc., and a big stock of groceries. Mr. Salles left for New York and Boston last Sunday to make his purchases and will be gone three weeks. On his return he will bring with him an experienced and a fashionable modiste and ladies' tailor, who will take charge of their up to date dress-making department.
Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1901.

New Stores, Good Roads and Other Evidences of Progress.

 Messrs. Guidry and Miller have just completed their new store building, which they will immediately stock with a large assortment of men's and boys' clothing, hats and shoes. This new firm is composed of Odon Guidry and Edward Miller, two young men of Carencro, who are both energetic and progressive, and who will unquestionably make a success of their venture. A properly conducted clothing store is a thing that Carencro has long needed. The Gazette wishes them a full measure of success.

 Miss Louis Landry, of New Iberia, is spending a while with her friends, Misses Celeste and Camille Stelly.

 The Carencro Refinery will use Beaumont oil as fuel for the coming season. The necessary changes are now being made for its adoption.

 The young people of Carencro can get more solid fun and pleasure out of an ordinary summer, than any set of people your correspondent has ever been thrown in contact with.

 Miss Lizzie Dimitry is visiting friends in New Iberia.

 The road oversees has just completed the cleaning of the coulee that passes through this place. The drain had never been touched before, and had reached such a condition that an ordinary rain would flood certain portions of the place. Mr. Broussard found it necessary to deepen certain parts some five or six feet, and has cleaned it for several miles. This work will be of great benefit to Carencro, and the farms on each side of the bayou. The 6th ward has been singularly fortunate in its selection of road overseers, men who know their business, and conscientious in doing their work.

 Rev. Father Grimaud has returned home after spending several days on Grand Island.

 Mr. and Mrs. Albin Bechet, of New Orleans, are visiting Carencro, the guests of Mrs. Bechet's mother, Mrs. C. C. Brown.

 Mr. Maurice Francez has returned home after spending several weeks on the gulf coast whence he had gone to recuperate after a season of unusually hard work.

 The crops, cane and cotton, are in excellent shape in this vicinity. The same can not be said of the corn crop, which is not at all satisfactory.

 Dr. Weir and Dr. Girard, of Lafayette, were in town a few days since.

 The new Council and mayor have gone to work with a vim that is really refreshing. The side-walks of the principal streets have been leveled and curbed, greatly improving the general appearance of the town. Mr. A. X. Lamulle, the recently appointed marshal, is a hustler, and performs his duty in a manner highly satisfactory to the majority of the citizens.

 In an "educational" way, Lafayette seems to have awakened from its "Van Winkle sleep" which should bring much gratification to parents residing in the parish who feel and appreciate the necessity of educating their children.

 Misses Mercedes Broussard and Lizzie Bailey, of Lafayette, are the guests of Miss Ophelia Broussard.

 Miss Ida Mathieu, of Lafayette, is visiting her sister Mrs. U. Prejean.

 Mr. U. A. Patin, of New Iberia, has been appointed section foreman at Carencro, S. Pullig, resigned.

 The Carencro depot made the highest score at the annual inspection of any station on the line between New Orleans and El Paso, being far ahead of the general requirements for cleanliness, etc.

 Miss Josie Courtney and Celeste Domingue have returned home after a visit of several days to Chicot, St. Landry.
    (Signed) E. Y. E.
Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1901.

Carencro in Earnest.

 There was an informal gathering of representative citizens of Carencro at the school house last Thursday, to welcome the new parish superintendent of education, Mr. Alleman, on his first visit to that town. Among those present were Messrs. C. C. Brown, Albert Guidry, Saul Broussard, L. G. Stelly, A. C. Guilbeau, Geo. E. Brown, George Melchoir, S. Breau and Drs. J. P. Francez and W. W. Lessley.

 The parish superintendent of schools received the assurance of every one that the community of Carencro would earnestly support the movement inaugurated for better schools in Lafayette parish, and the gentlemen present gave practical evidence of the their interest in public education by agreeing to contribute the necessary sum of money to paint and renovate in a durable manner, the Carencro school house. Mr. Saul Broussard was authorized to let the contract at once. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1901.

Gerac's First Bale.

 Gerac Brothers ginned their first bale of cotton Friday morning. The cotton was grown by Charles Hernandez. It was bought by Gerac Bros. at 10 cents.
Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1901.

NOT James A. Moss of Lafayette.

 The following item appeared in last Wednesday's New Orleans Picayune:

 "... Brigadier General and Mrs. Edgar Romeyn Kellogg, to First Lieutenant James A. Moss, which occurred June 19, in Denver. Lieutenant Moss was appointed to the Military Academy from this Stage, and since his graduation he has served in the Twenty-third Infantry. ..."

 It might be inferred from the foregoing that the James A. Moss mentioned is Capt. James A. Moss of Lafayette. The Lieut. Moss who was married is another person who happens to have the same name and initials. Capt. Moss is still with the American army in the Philippines. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1901.


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

 Pamelia Manuel to Leo Doucet, portion of lot in Lafayette, $23.

 Eraste Guidry to Leonce Lariviere, half arpent in seventh ward, $12.

 Isidore Ber and others to Morris Rosenstein, one lot in Lafayette, $500.

 Mrs. Alcide Domingue to Ulysee Himel, 20 arpents in seventh ward, $1,000.

 Ulysse Himel to Philias Domingue and Ulysse Broussard, 73 arpents in seventh ward, $2,715.

 Philias Domingue and Ulysse Broussard to Mrs. Alcide Domingue, 20 arpents in seventh ward, $1,000.

 Lessin D. Broussard to James Smith, 77 acres in fourth ward, $3,000.

 J. U. Bernard to Louis Bernard and others, six arpents in fifth ward, $137.25. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1901.

 No Room at the Asylum.

 The following letter received by Sheriff Broussard contains information of interest to the friends and relatives of insane persons in this parish who are to be taken to the asylum at Jackson:

Jackson, La., Aug. 1, 1901.

 Mr. I. A. Broussard, Sheriff of Lafayette Parish, Lafayette, La.

 Dear Sir: - I have received yours of Aug. 5, relative to patients you have in your custody, viz: 2 white females, 1 colored female patients. Your application for the admission of the colored female is now third on our list and that the two white females stands fifth. Just as soon as your applications are reached in regular order, I will notify you to send the patients. I hope to soon admit these women.

 Relative, to the white male, I have room for this class of patients, but it will be necessary that you fill out the enclosed blank and return the same to me before I can admit him. Upon return of the blank, filled out, I will advise you what other requirements must be complied wth.
      GEO. A. B. MAYS, M. D.,
Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1901.


 That the advocates of equal suffrage - or suffrage in which there is no discrimination on account of sex - are gaining ground there is not the least doubt. They have recently given another evidence of their increasing strengths. The Alabama constitutional convention has decided by a vote of 65 to 45 that women who own may vote in municipal elections involving bond issues. Years ago Louisiana took an advanced position on the question of suffrage. The tax-paying women have been entitled to vote in all elections held to levy special taxes, and it must be said to their credit that in exercising their privilege of franchise they have never failed to take a progressive and enlightened view of public questions. It will be remembered that in the elections held here to levy special taxes for municipal improvements and the Industrial Institute the women of Lafayette showed conclusively that the constitution made no mistake in clothing them with the franchise. They were found among the most progressive citizens battling for municipal advancement and better educational facilities.

 Intelligent legislative bodies everywhere recognize the rights of women. Many of our readers are perhaps ignorant of the fact that women are eligible to serve on school boards. And why should they not be eligible to discharge the duties of school director? Man's innate conceit is responsible for his proneness to sneer at the arguments of those who wish to do but simple justice to the daughters of old Mother Eve.

 Though The Gazette is not yet entirely converted to the cause of equal suffrage - because it feats that the dear girls will do themselves much harm without succeeding in purifying politics - it appreciates the force and logic of the following editorial utterances from te very able Washington Post:

 "...How can it be right to deny women property-holders a vote in municipal elections in the choice of the officials who are to lay, collect and expend their taxes, if it be wrong to deny them the ballot in elections involving bond issues? A municipal legislature can and often does expend public funds rashly and even corruptly. Municipal rings fatten on spoils derived from taxation without any bond selling. It is impossible to offer an argument for this just and expedient provision that the Alabama convention has put into the new constitution that is not equally an argument for equal municipal suffrage. The movement, once begun, is bound to go on. The next step must be full municipal suffrage to all tax-paying women. And then will come another step, to wit, equal suffrage rights for both sexes. Not  large proportion of the women in the United States own taxable property in their own right. But all women have interests more sacred than those of property. The lives and liberties of women are at the mercy of the laws. Who will undertake to say that if it be just to let tax-paying women vote, it is right to withhold the ballot from all other women? The interests of home, the marital relation, and much that affects the lives of the women are at the disposal of those who make and enforce the laws. The Post does not advocate unrestricted suffrage. The Post would like to have ignorance and crime eliminated from the electorate. But The Post believes in equal suffrage, equal voting rights for both sexes, and, thus believing, is glad to see Alabama setting its face toward that goal, taking a step which logically leads right up to it. ..."      Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1901.


 People who complete of the public roads should not lose sight of the fact that considerable improvement has been made in this parish within the past few years. We believe that it is safe to say that the roads are in better condition at this time than they have ever been. In most of the wards the main roads have been greatly improved, and there is every reason to believe that within the next four or five years the thoroughfares throughout the parish will be in pretty fair condition. Under the former system the work on the roads was done in an irregular, careless manner and the results were abominable. That the change has been beneficial, there is not the least doubt. In most cases the Jury has done well with the limited means which it possessed.

 One of the best clauses of the present constitution is the one enabling the parishes to levy the vehicle tax for the purpose of working the roads. Lafayette was among the first to take advantage of that provision in the new constitution and it is on a fair way to have good roads. Under the existing laws the parish that fails to improve its highways has itself to blame.

 The Gazette does not know of a tax that people pay more cheerfully than the vehicle of road tax. It is surely the most equitable way to equalize the burden of building and maintaining public roads.

 During the first few years it can not be expected that enough money will accrue from the tax to pug all the roads in good condition at once. No system on earth would do that. But judging from what has been done, there is cause to entertain the hope that goods roads, which at one time seemed impossible, are now within the reach of the people.
Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1901.


 Under the new census Louisiana is entitled to another Congressman and at its next meeting the Legislature will be called upon to provide for the additional district, as it is safe to say that no one will advocate the election of the seventh member at large.

 Editor Jones, of the Baton Rouge Advocate, discusses the matter in the last issue of his paper and offers a plan which seems reasonable enough.

 Under the new apportionment the basis of population for each congressional district is 197, 375. The following figures show the population of the six districts as constituted to-day:

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 It is seen from the foregoing table that this (the third) district is the most populous, containing almost enough people to form two districts.

 The Advocate suggests that the new district be made up as follows:

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 Editor Jones' proposition may work well. It may be noted that Avoyelles and St. Landry, which have become somewhat turbulent of late, have been very cleverly disposed of by Br'er Sambola. The proposed apportionment takes from the third the parishes of Ascension and Iberville which are added to the sixth district. This arrangement would leave the third district a population of 198,587 and the following parishes:  Assumption, Iberia, Lafayette, Lafourche, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne, Vermilion.

 We are not able to say with what degree of favor or disfavor Editor Jones' plan will be met throughout the State. It is but natural to expect that the present congressmen will oppose any apportionment which will effect injuriously their political interests. A plan which will create the new district without jeopardizing the political existence of any one of Louisiana's congressional delegation is not likely to encounter any serious objection.
Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1901.



 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 8/17/1901:

 District Attorney Campbell's new home is nearly completed. It is one of the most commodious and handsome residences in town.

 Miss Florence Price, of Estherwood, has been visiting in Lafayette.

 Frank Breaux went to Opelousas Wednesday.

 Miss Corinne Guidry spent several days in Breaux Bridge, returning Monday. She was the guest of her friend, Miss Rena Patin.

 Miss Lucile Riu went to Raune Wednesday.

 Mmes. A. M. Martin, Jos. Ducote, Nathan Broussard and Jos. Broussard left Sunday to spend a few days at Point-Aux-Loups Springs.

 Miss Anna Hopkins, accompanied by her guest, Miss Maud Herring, visited the Misses Trellieu at Patterson this week.

 Mrs. Leona Simon and Miss Helen Simon, the little daughter of Mr. James Simon of St. Martinville, were the guests of Mrs. F. V. Mouton this week.

 Mrs. A. E. Mouton returned home Tuesday, after spending quite a while with relatives in San Antonio.

 Ralph Voorhies returned to Lafayette after spending an enjoyable vacation at Biloxi.

 Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Davidson and Mrs. Crow Girard have returned from Biloxi.

 Miss Maud McMorris, who was the guest of Dr. Tolson's family, has returned to her home in Texas.

 Mrs. Felix Salles, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Carriere, left for Washington last Thursday.

 Al Kennedy of Opelousas, was in Lafayette during the week.

 Wm. Hayden left Wednesday for Baton Rouge. After visiting friends in the capital Mr. Hayden will go to his home in North Louisiana.

 Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Nickerson are expected home to-day, after spending some time in Canada and the Eastern cities.

 Miss Derbes, of Washington, La., is the guest of Miss Irma Mouton. Miss Mouton gave a reception in honor of her guest Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. H. McBride.

 Mrs. L. J. Alleman arrived in Lafayette last Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Alleman are at the Hebert House.

 Ralph Poche, who was employed in Mr. J. J. Mouton's store, left Thursday for Cade. Mr. Poche intends to go to Tillman, where he will study telegraphy.

 Superintendent Alleman and Dr. N. P. Moss, school director of the third ward, visited the fourth ward this week, on business pertaining to the public roads.

 Mrs. C. C. Wier is visiting relatives in Houston.

 J. Alf. Mouton, who went to Covington about three weeks ago, has returned home. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1901.



 From the Lafayette Advertiser of August 17th, 1901:
 Needed Improvements. 

 All things come to him who wait is probably true, provided that there has been earnest endeavor, careful plans, and a determined manipulation of circumstances by the one who waits to see the fruition of his hopes; but the adage is not true for those who wait. Micawber  like, for something to turn up. In this strenuous age, when only the bold and ready achieve their purpose, he who desires to have profit, gain, or advantage, "must be up and doing, still achieving, still pursuing," lest his more forward brother step in and seize the prize.
 So it is with communities. To obtain desirable additions, to secure advantages, to reap benefits, they must be bold and ready. A progressive spirit among the citizens, a readiness to invest their money, a wise generosity, - all are necessary for the up the town.

 Lafayette has shown a great liberality in the matter of the Industrial Institute. The spectacle of a small parish voting the magnificent sum of $70,000 to an educational institution, has challenged the admiration of the State, and its fame has spread far beyond its borders.
 Such an act gives us standing before the world. It speaks in no uncertain tone of the splendid body of citizens we have, and gives to capital the very strongest inducement to come among us.

 We have done well in the past. Our town has steadily grown. It has many improvements, and such as testimony to the advanced spirit of the people; but we can not rest here. There can be no standing still, it is either forward or retrograde. The Business Men's League and the citizens generally should at once hand their energies over toward further improvement. We need suitable facilities for our public schools; indeed, a new need. There are other things, factories for instance, that Lafayette should have, and most likely will have; but one thing at a time. Let us have what is most pressing. It will require money to erect the kind of school building we need; but nothing worth having can be had without labor and expense. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1901.

Enlarging Their Store. - Owing to their increasing business Messrs. Mouton & Salles will make their store room 105 feet in length by 30 feet in width. These progressive gentlemen will handle a larger and more varied line of goods than ever, adding Men's Pants and Hats, a fine line of Dry Goods, Notions, Fancy goods, etc., and a big stock of Groceries. Mr. Salles left for New York and Boston last Sunday to make his purchases and will be gone three weeks. On his return he will bring with him an experienced and fashionable modiste and ladies tailor, who will take charge of their up-to-date dress-making department. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1901.

More Telephone Service. - The Louisiana and Texas Long Distance Telephone Co. will start work Monday, and will build telephone exchanges all over Louisiana and Texas. They will begin operation at Crowley, then at Rayne, Gueydan, Lafayette etc. They will reach Lafayette in about thirty days. A large force of line men will be employed to hurry the work. This company is backed by heavy capital, and they will use every means to give the public a first-class service. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1901.

 Local News Notes (Advertiser) 8/17/1901.

 A few more stores on Lincoln Avenue and Lafayette will have a Main Street.

 A society for the prevention of cruelty to animals would be a good move for Lafayette.

 The Lafayette Cotton Compress has built a private telephone line from Lafayette to Washington by way of Carencro, Sunset, and Opelousas.

 Falk & Hannen announce that they have just finished burning 150,000 pressed bricks, which they now offer for sale. A sample is on exhibition at the First National Bank.

 The reason the arc lights were not lighted lately, we are informed, was on account of adding two new dynamos to the plant. It will take several days yet to complete the work.
 The "boys" are waiting impatiently the time when Prof. Sontag can be with them. They are all enthusiastic and no doubt will give Lafayette a brass band to be proud of.

 Mr. Numa Broussard is now the owner of a nice gasoline boat which he constructed himself. Mr. Broussard's intention is to run his boat between Lafayette and Vermilion bay. He will be in Lafayette every week with fish, crabs, & etc. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1901.


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of August 17th, 1889:

Before Judge Edwards.

Last Monday before Judge Wakeman W. Edwards, at the court house in Lafayette commenced a formal examination or the charge against the Carencro prisoners for lynching the negro Sam Keys etc.  

 Hon. Walter H. Rogers, Attorney General and R. C. Smedics Esq., District Attorney represented the State and J. Numa Augustin, Esq., and Crow Girard, Esq. of Lafayette represented the prisoners. The examination of witnesses consumed the time of the court until Thursday at noon. The testimony adduced fully established the commission of the crimes as charged and the identity and connection of the prisoners therewith. These facts have never been denied by the prisoners who have claimed the right to bail. No new phases in the case were developed during the examination. Thursday at noon after closing the testimony on motion of the Attorney General Anatole Breaux and Fernand Broussard were discharged. The case was then by the attorneys submitted to the court upon briefs without oral argument. Late in the afternoon Judge Edwards delivered his opinion. Simenet Breaux, Alcide (Matout) Bernard and Ernest Crouchet ere admitted to bail in the sum of $250 each on the charge of jail breaking and murder. The following prisoners were admitted to bail on the on the charge of jail breaking in sums ranging from $1,000 for Ernest Bertrand down to $250 but were remanded to jail without bail on the charge of murder to await the action of the grand jury at the next October term of court to wit. Ernest Bernard Gabriel Dubeau, (unreadable first name) Guilbeau, Dupleix Breaux, Gaston Blot, Rosemond Broussard, Joseph (Bebe) Potier, Dr. Ursin Prejean, Hypolite Hebert, Joseph Stavmen, Saul Broussard, Adolphe Prejean and Octave (Gateau) Castille.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1889.

Quite Warm. - The weather during the week has been quite warm with frequent local showers. Caterpillars have made their appearance in nearly every section of the parish though many farms have so far escaped their invasion. Paris green is being used extensively. If we could only have hot clear weather it is believed the ravages of these pests could be checked. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1889.


 Cameron parish, in the southwestern corner of this state, ought certainly to be the unhappiest, as it certainly is the most unique parish we ever heard of. The Lake Charles Commercial informs us that at the recent session of the district court held there not a single criminal case appeared on the court docket, and that such had been uniformly the case for several years. We doubt if a parallel to this can be found anywhere in America. We distinctly remember the time the press convention met at Lake Charles and the editors went on a junketing tour to the gulf, how much surprised every body was on arriving at the county seat to find that the jail was not only devoid of criminals, but had actually been rented out to some thrifty farmers for use as a corn crib !

 While we congratulate the good people of Cameron on their highly moral state, we can not but express a feeling a sympathy for the lawyers, criminal officers, and other gentry who must necessarily thrive on the misfortunes of the masses, and who, in the very nature of things must suffer in the present condition of affairs in our sister parish. It is also a significant fact that Cameron has no newspapers, railroads, telegraphs, real estate agents, banks, saloons, few schools and other necessities of modern times. Upon the introduction of these morals of the parish will retrograde. - From the Acadia Sentinel and in the Lafayette Advertiser of 8/17/1899.

Feast of the Assumption.

 Last Thursday there was quite a large attendance upon the services at St. John Church, it being the Feast of the Assumption. Several ladies were there from neighboring towns. At high mass an excellent sermon in English was delivered by Rev. Father Malloy, of St. Isadore's College of New Orleans. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1889. 


 Next Thursday night, 22nd inst., the "Ivy Circle," an association of young ladies of Lafayette, will give an ice cream festival and entertainment at Falk's Hall. The proceeds will be contributed to aid in painting the altars in St. John Church. We bespeak for these energetic young ladies fair weather and an appreciative and generous patronage. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1889.

Off to Houston.

 Last Monday Mr. Auguste Micaud, one of our popular young men, snapped his grip on a pair of socks and departed for Houston, Texas, where he expects to engage in railroading. It may be that he will adopt the regulation costume - a broad hat, a paper collar and a pair of butterplate spurs - and turn cowboy. He was accompanied by his aid-de-camp, Mr. Dallas McDaniel. They are worthy young men, and we wish them success. However, if they should "come marching home again" in a few weeks, flat broke and hungry, they will always find us ready and willing to - refer them to a good place to get something to eat. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1889.

Caterpillars Making Appearance.

 The weather during the week has been quite warm with frequent local showers. Caterpillars have made their appearance in nearly every section of the parish, though many farms have so far escaped their invasion. Paris green is being used extensively. If we could have hot clear weather it is believed the ravages of these pests could be checked. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1889.

Bad Road.

 Everybody who comes into town from the country reports bad roads in his section of the parish. This is no reflection on our very competent road overseers, as it is impossible to keep up roads through such unseasonable weather as we have experienced for some time past. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1889.


 The boys of Abbeville have "got their bristles up," and send us the following communication:

      Abbeville, La., Aug. 12, 1889.
  Mr. W. B. Bailey: Dear Sir: Not knowing the officers of either of the clubs of your city, I will beg to mention in your columns that the "Red Stockings" of Abbeville are anxious to meet either or both of them, and hereby extend a formal challenge to both clubs for a match game to be played at an early date. Please make appropriate mention of this, and oblige yours, respectfully,
1st Capt. of Abbeville R. S. B. B. C.

 This comes square and straight from the shoulder, and knocks the chip a' whizzing off of Lafayette's hat. There ain't but one thing to do, and that is - fight. The Abbeville boys have got the spunk and a cracking good nine, and the esprit de corps of their town to back them; and if we win we have got to "git up and hustle!" Now let our boys "toe the scratch," and if the citizens of Lafayette don't back them up they ought to be kicked to death by a jackass, and we   would like to be the one to do it.

 The game last Sunday afternoon between the Crescents and the Atlantics (their name is too hard to spell) was just a sort of recreation and practice game - to show us how the clubs they can beat play. However, the boys had lots of fun and vocal exercise, and the Crescents won by a score of 25 to 14, which could have been largely increased if some of the boys hadn't set down to rest in the shadows of the 2nd and 3rd basemen.  Bismarck did valuable service as "pig-tail," or 2nd backstop. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1889. 


     Broussardville, La., Aug. 6, 1889.
 Editor Advertiser: It appears to be the custom at the pro tem, abode our our friend "Dr. Puffingrunts" to put down in writing all that may bear the shape and color of news. To this fact we find ourselves debtor for the late touching descriptions emanating, as it were, from the overflowing mind of our genial and talented friend, who made picnics and "soiress" the themes of his latest productions. Unhappily for our readers the rising author was absent from a party given at the "Coteau." It would certainly have furnished a vast field to the enterprising pen of our writer. But it would be wrong to deprive our readers of this pleasure, especially as the said party proved to be one of the most pleasant ones as yet given in this vicinity, and as such deserving of the highest encomiums.

 To come to the point: The young people of the four neighboring towns were looking upon last Sunday night as an occasion of much pleasure and great diversion. The were the "invites" of Mr. J. J. Mouton for a soiree causaante et dansante, to be given at his residence.

 There are few who are not well acquainted with the homely attentions and perfect kindness of Mr. Mouton and his family with regard to their guests, and not one of the "invites" but would have gone to impossibilities in order to attend. But the hand of fate, ever ready to dispel the anticipations of man and destroy his prospects, seemed for a while to have stripped our young hearts of the pleasant expectations caused by the thought of the pleasant expectations caused by the thought of the soiree - a child was taken sick; and immediately couriers were sent in the four directions to announce the sad news - the party no longer was to take place. Poor, disheartened people! Many of them made arrangements for other places; whilst others stayed at home, or thereabouts, and soon were informed that the family doctor had declared that no immediate danger was to be feared, and that the party was to take place.

 Scarcely had the news reached our ears than we were on the go, and in a short twenty minutes had reached our place of destination, where we found quite a gay crowd of young ladies and gentlemen promenading in front of the residence.

 Soon we had sat ourselves down in the parlor, where games were the opening amusement for the night. Between the games we were favored with a song by Mr. Antoine Domengeaux. Refreshments were then distributed and were followed by more games. Dancing, as a matter of course, was next introduced for variety's sake, and lasted quite a while. The dancing was followed by some soothing pieces of music played by Miss Rita de Laloire, who was followed upon the piano stool by our amiable hostess Miss Emelie Olivier, and Miss Alice Billaud. A walk was next proposed and unanimously voted for the by the company. After the walk, and again during the dancing which followed it, refreshments were passed around. Then we heard some more sweet music executed by Misses de Laloire and Billaud. The popular song, "The Spanish Cavalier," was sung by Mr. A. Breaux; all joined the chorus, and concluded to retire.

 This was the winding up of the soiree, at which were present Miss Emelie Oliver, (the step-daughter of Mr. Mouton, and our charming hostess,) Misses Alice Billaud, Rita de Laloire, Corinne Domengeaux, Cecilia Labbe, Osite Ledoux and Lilia Olivier. The young men were Mr. Mortimer Olivier (in honor of whom the party was given,) Messrs. Arthur Breaux, Paul Billaud, Antoine Domengeaux, Raphael Delbuno, Henri Fournet, Claude Latiolais and Homere Mouton, Jr.

 What was thought to be a miss proved to be quite a success, and to judge from appearances - personal experience, to say that the soiree was enjoyed by all would yet be far from the reality, because it was all in all a grand success.
Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1889.

 The New Orleans Times-Democrat, of August 10th says:

 "... A short time ago the planters and farmers of Rapides parish assembled in an agricultural convention, adopted a resolution to the effect that they deem sugar the most profitable crop that could be produced in South Louisiana, and appointed a committee to consider the subject of erecting a first-class central sugar factory equipped with the most improved modern machinery.

 "... To prove the parish of Rapides is well adapted to sugar cane it is only necessary to say that about thirty years ago a plantation of that parish made the largest ante bellum crop of sugar ever produced in this State. If we mistake not that crop, turned out of one sugar house, was 2,800 hogsheads. *  *   *   They will find that a tropical cane has at last become almost perfectly adapted to the Louisiana climate;  they will discover that sugar machinery has been so improved in the past thirty years that the same amount of cane they ground in 1858 to make a single crop of 2,800 hogsheads would now turn out 6,000 hogsheads of sugar, or 6,000,000 pounds. ..."

 The Rapides central sugar factory is now an assured enterprise. We believe if our Lafayette planters would go into convention and discuss the matter, they would readily come to the conclusion we have been urging for some time - that on a large majority of our farms cane culture would bring returns at least 50 per cent ahead of cotton. A season or two more of low priced cotton and caterpillars will be a strong argument in favor of a good central sugar factory in several sections of our parish, if it is not anticipated by the sound judgment and prompt action of our farmers. There is no doubt in our minds but that the prosperity of our parish would be vastly increased by a judicious system of cane culture.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1889.


        Duson, La., Aug. 12th, 1889.

  Mr. Editor, - It has been quite a while since I gave you any Duson Dots, but I have been in Mississippi visiting the rest of the Horse family. My trip was quite a pleasant one, even if it was in hay making time on old man Horse's place, he gave me a day once in a while to go round and visit old friends and relatives, all of whom made my stay as pleasant as possible, but it makes me feel good to get back to Lafayette parish again, the best country in the world, at any rate it has a better crop of corn and rice than any I saw along the Morgan Railroad.

 The weather the past week has been rainy and windy and quite cool, but the wind was favorable for bending my big corn, I would just climb to the top of a stalk where the wind could strike me and give the stalk a cant toward the ground and way she went; it was considerable trouble at first to make the stalk bend in the right place, but I soon got that down to perfection, as the wind started me over I would just take one hind hoof and give the stalk a kick right below the ear. If Mr. Oberon has any big corn to bend I would like to get the job.

 The roads, between Duson and Scott, are in a terrible condition, almost impassable.

 There was a grand picnic at Mr. Nathan Huffpauir's a short time ago, given by the Farmer's Alliance men. Being sick at the time I was unable to attend, therefore, cannot give you any particulars, but believe everybody had a nice time.

 The Duson boys have got the base ball fever and got it bad.

 Mosquitoes are still here and promise to stay for some time.

 Cotton worms reported in the neighborhood, but have found none in my cotton so far. We can get along first-rate without them, but if they do come will try the effects of Paris green.

 Hen fruit is worth twenty cents per dozen, but the hens have struck, they want the price down to ten cents again.

 Yours truly,
Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1889.


          Scott, La., Aug. 15th, 1889.
 Mr. Editor, - We have heard that cotton picking has commenced on several places near here, but have not seen any open bolls yet. The worms have made their appearance on most places, but have promptly been destroyed by Paris green. Unless some unforeseen accident occurs the crop will be a large one. The corn crop is fine.

 Judging from the number of drummers in Scott every day the merchants anticipate good times this fall.

 Since the prize fight all the young men have boxing on the brain. So one of our enterprising merchants procured a set of gloves, and if the fighting editor will come out we will give him a few lessons in manly art.

 Mrs. P. Alford and two children and Mr. Gustave Delhomme, of Houston, are here on a visit to their parents.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1889.



        Lafayette Parish, Aug. 10, 1889.
  At a mass meeting held at Ford Huffpauir's this 10th day of August, 1889, by order of the Democratic Executive Committee, Ford Huffpauir was elected chairman and E. C. Denniston secretary.

 On motion of Dr. M. L. Lyons, seconded by Charles Burke, Ford Huffpauir and Antoine Guidry were nominated as delegates to represent the Second Ward in the convention to be held at Lake Charles on the 13th inst., to which they were duly elected.

 On motion of Dr. M. L. Lyons seconded by E. C. Denniston, Preston Huffpauir was nominated as a member of the Campaign Committee to act in concert with the parish executive committee, to which he was duly elected.

 Moved and carried that the proceedings of this meeting be published in the Lafayette Advertiser.
E. C. DENNISTON, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1889.

Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., Aug. 10th, 1889. - Pursuant to adjournment the Board of Public School Directors met this day with the following members present: Dr. J. D. Trahan, President; Dr. J. P. Francez, Jasper Spell, O. C. Mouton, T. Begnaud.  Absent: J. S. Whittington, M. Billeaud, S. LeBlanc and D. Hulin.

 The reading of the minutes was dispensed with.

 The building committee of the First Ward reported that an acre of land had been donated by Mr. T. Begnaud, and that they would be able to build the new schoolhouse in a short time.

 A communications from the patrons of Mr. Fletchet's school, in the 2nd Ward, stating that they were well pleased with Mr. Fletchet as a teacher, and asking that he retained as teacher of said school, was read.

 Agreeable to the above the following resolution was adopted:

 WHEREAS, The complaint made against Mr. Fletchet is not sufficient to cause his removal:

 Be it Resolved, That Mr. Fletchet be retained as teacher of said school.

 Messrs. Matieux and Sonnier appeared before the Board, and stated that if the Board would allow the school in the 1st Ward to remain at Mr Matieux's, that they would donate an arpent of land to the school house at their own cost.

 On motion of Dr. Francez the offer of Mr. Matieux was accepted, and that a vote of thanks be tendered to Mr. Matieux for his munificent offer.

 A petition from the citizens of the 6th Ward, asking that a school be established in said ward was read; but the amount apportioned to said ward not being sufficient for the number of schools already established in said ward. Dr. Francez moved that the petition be laid on the table indefinitely.

 On motion of Mr. O. C. Mouton, duly seconded, the Treasurer was instructed to apportion the amount of $269.55, being the amount on hand un-apportioned, to the several wards according to law.

 On motion of Mr. O. C. Mouton, duly seconded, it was
    Resolved, That the teachers shall examine their pupils at the end of every week on the lessons they have gone over during the week, and that they shall examine them every month on the lessons they have gone over during the month.

 On motion of Dr. J. P. Francez the Superintendent was instructed to furnish the teachers with a list of the text books adopted by the State Board for the use of public schools as soon as he received the same, and that the teachers use the same in their schools.

 The resignation of Dr. J. D. Trahan as President of the School Board was duly accepted.

 Dr. Trahan, in offering his resignation, said that he regretted very much severing himself from the School Board, but they it was impossible for him to do his duty to his patients and be a member of the Board, and that his connection with the Board had been most harmonious and pleasant.

 On motion of Mr. O. C. Mouton, duly seconded, the Board tendered a vote of thanks to Dr. Trahan for his efficient, generous and impartial actions while President of the Board, and that they hereby express their sincere regrets at his resignation.

 Dr. J. P. Francez nominated Mr. O. C. Mouton as President, who was unanimously elected.

 The following accounts were approved:

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 There being no further business, the Board adjourned.
O. C. MOUTON, President.
H. E. TOLL, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1899.

School Board Proceedings.

         Lafayette, La., Aug. 10th, 1889.
  Pursuant to adjournment the Board of Public School Directors met this day with the following members present:

 Dr. J. D. Trahan, President; Dr. J. P. Francez, Jasper Spell, O. C. Mouton, T. Begnaud. Absent: J. S. Whittington, M. Billaud, S. LeBlanc and D. Hulin.

 The reading of the minutes was dispensed with.

 The building committee of the First Ward reported that an acre of land had been donated by Mr. T. Begnaud, and that they would be able to build the new school house in a short time.

 A communication from the patrons of Mr. Fletchet's school, in the 2nd Ward, stating that they were well pleased with Mr. Fletchet as a teacher, and asking that he be retained as teacher of said school, was read.

 Agreeable to the above the following resolution was adopted:

 WHEREAS, The complaint made against Mr. Fletchet is not sufficient to cause his removal;
  Be it Resolved, That Mr. Fletchet be retained as teacher of said school.

 Messrs. Matieux and Sonnier appeared before the Board, and stated that if the Board would allow the school in the 1st Ward to remain at Mr. Matieux's, that they would donate an arpent of land to the School Board and build a school house at their own cost.

 On motion of Dr. Fracez the offer of Mr. Matieux was accepted, and that a vote of thanks be tendered to Mr. Mattieux for hus munificent offer.

 A petition from the citizens of the 6th Ward, asking that a school be established in said ward was read; but the amount apportioned to said ward not being sufficient for the number of schools already established in said ward, Dr. Francez moved that the petition be laid on the table indefinitely.

 On motion of Mr. O. C. Mouton, duly seconded, the Treasurer was instructed to apportion the amount of $269.55, being the amount on hand un-apportioned to the several wards, according to law.

 On motion of Mr. O. C. Mouton, duly seconded, it was
  Resolved, That the teachers shall examine their pupils at the end of every week on the lessons they have gone over during the week, and that they shall examine them every month on the lessons they have gone over during the month.

 On motion of Dr. J. P. Francez the Superintendent was instructed to furnish the teachers with a list of the text books adopted by the State Board for the use of public schools as soon as he received the same, and that the teachers use the same in their schools.

 The resignation of Dr. J. D. Trahan as President of the School Board was duly accepted.

 Dr. Trahan, in offering his resignation, said that he regretted very much severing himself from the School Board, but that it was impossible for him to do his duty to his patients and be a member of the Board, and that his connection with the Board had been most harmonious and pleasant.

 On motion of Mr. O. C. Mouton, duly seconded, the Board tendered a vote of thanks to Dr. Trahan for his efficient, generous and impartial actions while President of the Board, and that they hereby express their sincere regrets at his resignation.

 Dr. J. P. Francez nominated Mr. O. C. Mouton as President, who was unanimously elected.

 The following accounts were approved:

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 There being no further business, the Board adjourned.
O. C. MOUTON, President.
H. E. TOLL, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/18/1889.



 Lafayette News Notes (Advertiser) 8/17/1889.

 Owing to the rains the pasturage has been unusually fine of late and the stock are in good condition.

 Chas. D. Caffery, Esq., is building a law office on Madison street alongside the office of Jos. A. Chargois Esq.

 A young lady wishes to obtain a situation as teacher in a family. Apply at this office. 

 Muscadines and grapes are ripe and been on sale on our streets for a week or more.

 Armand Levy has thoroughly repainted his store on Washington street and it looks quite neat in its new dress. Mr. A. Bonnet is doing artistic work. 

 We have had the pleasure several times of meeting Mr. J. Numa Augustin, of New Orleans, since his soujourn with us during the examination of the case of the prisoners charged with lynching, etc. Mr. Augustin's polished manners and affable temperament have made him well lnown and highly esteemed by our community. He will always had a warm welcome among us.

 We noticed Mr. H. D. Owen with a load of splendid new corn, last Monday, which he was selling without the shuck at one dollar per barrel.

 Messrs. V. Gardebled and Baxter Clegg left for Bay St. Louis Friday morning, to spend their summer vacation.

Mr. Alfred Gardner, who has been a few weeks at Kenner Experimental Station, returned home last Thursday on a short visit.

 Monday night a carload of negroes passed through this place bound for Southwestern Texas to work at building an extension of the Southern Pacific Railroad. They had been collected along the road between here and New Orleans. We noticed a labor agent here for that purpose last week but he met with little success.

 A private letter from Ridge P. O., in the western section of this parish, informs us that the "crops are in pretty fair condition as yet, although injured some by the late storms and rains. First batch of cotton worms are here. Rice is just laughing.

 Our old friend Clemille Bernard, living in the vicinity of Scott, paid us a visit Tuesday. He is very well satisfied with the crop prospects of his section thus far, and said that the cotton worm had not yet made its appearance on his place, but he saw the pests in several fields between Scott and Lafayette.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1889. 


 From the Lafayette Gazette of August 17th, 1895:


 Some enthusiasts in this State are agitating the question of appointing women on the school boards of the several parishes. The Gazette is confident that in this part of Louisiana the good ladies would spurn the offer of public office.

 None could be found to accept positions on the school boards or in any public bodies. The "new woman" business will never be popular in the old Pelican State. It belongs to Kansas, Colorado and other crank-breeding States. It's bad enough that the men have to be in politics without dragging the women in it too. Nothing worse could befall our homes than the introduction of politics within their sacred precincts.

 Capt. McGrath, of the Baton Rouge Truth, has said the best thing that has been written on this subject. Here it is:

 "There is rapidly growing sentiment in this State favorable to the appointment of ladies on the school boards of the several parishes. The only objection we can urge to this is that it will be no very long time after this concession is made before some of these same women will want to run for sheriff or coroner, and as we have more office seekers in the State than places can be found for, we don't want to see the mourners crowded. As the legislature is kept pretty busy now in creating new offices for political henchmen, what should be the result if women should enter politics? With all due regard to the new woman and the women's right woman, we incline to the opinion that she will have her hands full in properly rearing her brood without adding office holding to her other duties. We have known women to run around the country attending meetings, making speeches and reforming things generally, and yet their own sons, through lack of motherly counsel and parental care, grew up to be ignorant, worthless scamps. Women would no doubt make excellent members of school boards, but they will achieve better results by looking after their own families than by giving their time to the community at large. If each and every mother in the land will only do her full duty to her family and teach her offspring to fear God and to obey the laws of their native land, they will do more good for the human race than could be accomplished by years of services devoted to voting schools to favorite teachers."

From the Baton Rouge Truth and in the Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895.

ACCIDENT. - A hack collided against two bicycles last Sunday. Albert Theall and Emmanuel Pellerin were riding the bicycles and they are still wondering how it happened that they were not instantly killed. Emmanuel gives a thrilling description of the collision, but Albert prefers not to speak about it. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895.

 Sheriff's Sale. - Last Saturday the sheriff sold the property belonging to the Casseo succession. The lot situated near Mr. Doucet's residence was purchased by Louis Casseo, one of the heirs, for $750, and the corner lot facing H. Hohorst's store was bid in by Mouton & Salles for $1,575. The bidding was very spirited and the amount realize for the corner lot which is 96x140 feet, shows that notwithstanding the hard times real estate in Lafayette has not depreciated. It is true that this lot is centrally located, but it has no improvements of any value. We understand that Messrs. Mouton & Salles intend building as modern structure in which to carry on their business. Lafayette Advertiser 8/17/1895.


 "... The Police Jury is simply invulnerable, and, probably the most charitable explanation that could be offered for this fact is that the members of that body are either incapable or unwilling of thinking and acting for themselves, are compelled to do the bidding of others for personal or political reasons. It does seem very much as if somebody had an iron grip one end of a string, the other end of which was attached to a majority of the members of our honorable Police Jury, and every time the twine is pulled these fellows kick up their legs and arms after fashion of a jumping jack. - "Tomkins" in Creole-American of Aug. 15. ..."

 The Police Jury of this parish is composed of good, honest, intelligent men, and the charge that they are run "after the fashion of a jumping jack" needs no contradiction. Those acquainted with Messrs. Brown, St. Julien, Hebert R. C. and A. D. Landry, Durke, Broussard and Delhomme, know that they are not of the stuff with which "jumping jacks" are made. We incline to the belief that any have incurred the displeasure of "Tomkins" by their refusal to do the bidding of some men who want to run everything to suit themselves and for their own pecuniary benefit.

 We do not believe a single member of the Police Jury is "incapable or unwilling to act for himself." Under the management of that body the affairs of the parish have been conducted in a very satisfactory manner. There are no schemes or jobs connected with their administration, which, we dare say, will compare favorably with any of its predecessors.

 We would ask "Tomkins" to enlighten the public by mentioning one single instance wherein the police jurors have played the part of a "jumping jack," and if they are guilty of having acted in the interest of anybody "for personal or political reasons," we will join "Tomkins" in criticizing their action, but they should be given a hearing and not condemned just because some one whose identity is concealed under a non-de-plume makes a charge for the substantiation of which he does not offers an iota of proof.

 The Gazette has no interest in this matter save that of seeing justice done the members of the Police Jury, than whom there are no better men in the parish. They may have erred in the performance of their official duties, but the charge that they are "jumping jacks" is unfounded. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895.

Overton Cade in Town.

 Hon. Overton Cade was in Lafayette Friday. His many friends were happy to meet him. It is a source of gratification to the friends of Mr. Cade in this parish to know that since he has taken charge of the mint, its affairs have been conducted with much business ability, which is absolutely necessary to the successful operation of a thing of such magnitude. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895.

Questionable Map.

 In the elaborate map of Louisiana recently published by Mr. Hardy a lake is represented between Lafayette and Carencro. At first sight one cannot account for this apparent error, which is explained by closer investigation. It is situated just over the public road running between the two towns and a visit to that section was probably made by Mr. Handy during the rainy season. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895.

 Changes at Plonsky's.

 Leon Plonsky's advertisement in this paper has been changed and the attention of the reader is called to that fact. Mr. Plonsky tells his many customers that he has received among innumerable other things, a complete line of Tennent-Stribbling shoes. He invites the ladies to call at his store to see the new stock, being sure that every one will be suited. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895.

Base Ball.

 The Pilette boys will go to Butte Rouge, Vermilion parish, to-morrow with a fixed determination and ardent desire of achieving additional honors. That they will not be disappointed is an assured fact, the only thing in doubt being the size of the victory. The Butte Rougeans will realize that they have "reckoned with their host" when they undertook to pluck the untarnished laurels won by the Pilette boys in many hard-fought battles. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895. 

6th Ward Roads.

 A gentlemen who has recently visited the sixth ward reports that the roads in that section are all that could be desired. This is in striking contrast with the roads in other parts of the parish. The overseer of that ward, Onezine Breaux, is deserving of much praise for the splendid condition of the roads within the district assigned to his supervision and it is unfortunate that all the other overseers do not follow his example and work intelligently and conscientiously to improve the publice roads. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895.

The Casseo Succession.

 Last Saturday the sheriff sold the property belonging to the Casseo succession. The lot situated near Mr. Doucet's residence was purchased by Louis Casseo, one of the heirs, for $750, and the corner lot facing H. Hohorst's store was bid in by Mouton and Salles for $1,575. The bidding was very spirited and the amount realized for the corner lot which is 96 x 140 feet, shows that notwithstanding the hard times real estate in Lafayette has not depreciated. It is true that this lot is centrally located, but it has no improvements of any value. We understand that Messrs. Mouton & Salles intend building a modern structure in which to carry on their business. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895.

Pelican Brass Band.

 The Pelican Brass Band will give a ball on the 24th of August. We hope the people of the town will help the boys in making a success of this affair. The following are the committees:

 Reception: H. Gerac, Chairman; J. W. Eves, G. Eves, L. Prudhomme, S. Romero. Arrangement: P. Gerac, Chairman; L. Bazin, A. Comus, W. Eves, A. Robichaud. Floor managers: H. Fontenot, Chairman; T. M. Eves, C. T. Bienvenu, E. Prudhomme, G. Bonin, E. T. McBride. Invitation: Louis Lacoste, Chairman; H. Judice, J. Martin, R. Pellerin, Aug. Vigneaux, I. Martin. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895.

 From an Ex-Sport.

 Mr. Editor - The race at Breaux Bridge last Sunday proved to be a success, financially, for the sporting fraternity of Lafayette. "Little Queen of the Turf, Bessie June" met her Waterloo. It was indeed sad to behold the looks of consternation depicted upon the "physogs" of our Breaux Bridge bretheren. It appears that the wings "Bessie June" was to wear to fly away from "Texas Henry" arrived too late; had they arrived sooner, the result would probably have been different, but when it was found that the "Queen" had to run and not fly, her supporters were visibly disheartened.

 To the editor of the Valley, we extend our sincere sympathies for $3.00 worth.
(Signed) Ex-Sport.
Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895.

A Kindergarten.

 The Gazette is requested to state that Miss Maud Boas will conduct her school with kindergarten principles. Should she receive a reasonable amount of encouragement Miss Boas' intention is to secure the services of a young lady to take charge of the kindergarten department, which she is very anxious to introduce in Lafayette. In a recent edition of the Iberia Enterprise Miss Vida Martin concludes an article on the kindergarten with the following:

 In everything the children do, in everything they have, they are led back to the one great source, the life-giver - God - faithful, true little christians form our circle, and fewer sinners will we have in the coming generations, if each child is allowed the privileges of attending a true Kindergarten. When we have instilled these principles into our children, we feel that we have made the mountain of life much easier for them to climb. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895.

A National Bank.

 On the 15th instant the stockholders of the People's State bank met to specially consider the question of converting that institution into a National Banking Association, capitalized at $50,000, and to be known as the First National Bank of Lafayette. Over four-fifths of the stock was represented at the meeting and was voted unanimously for the proposed change. The effect of the action of the stockholders at the meeting referred to, is to clothe the board of directors of the People's Stat Bank with full authority to immediately proceed to make the conversion from the State to the National system of banking in conformity with the revised statutes of the United States governing such changes. By the decision of the shareholders, the officers and directors of the People's State Bank acting at present, will have the management of the new institution. These are:  Crow Girard, president; John O. Mouton, vice-president;  S. R. Parkerson, cashier; C. D. Caffery, attorney; Wm. Campbell, notary public. Directors: Alcide Judice, J. O. Mouton, Felix Demanade, P. B. Roy and N. P. Moss. A subscription list for stock in the First National Bank of Lafayette has been opened and the stock is being taken mostly by local investors. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895.


       Ridge, La., Aug. 11, 1895.
  Mr. Editor - I see in your paper that some one signing himself "Liberty" asked if you didn't think that a handful of folks were getting just a trifle too good. He asked for heaven's sake, what might be the matter with those who want to make Lafayette such a goody, goody place etc.

 Now, I want to tell you and our friends of so-called liberty that we are not trying to bring the garden of Eden of Lafayette parish, but we want to do away with the hoodlumism, and stop those men and boys who make the nights hideous by their drunken yells and the crack of pistols, regardless of what might be struck by stray bullets. If we can do away with the saloons and drinking shops, a sober, peaceful man can sleep without being awakened at night by such conduct on the public highways, and the criminal expenses of the parish will be lessened, which means a reduction of taxation, which means a reduction of taxation, giving us, tillers of the soil, a chance to keep enough of the rewards of our labors at home to keep soul and body together. If our friend, "Liberty," will just look at the record of our parish has made in the way of murder cases since February 11, 1889, arising from the use of liquor, I think he will change his opinion.

 "Liberty" says we are not quite ready for prohibition. Of course, some are not ready to give up drinking shops, but in case of an election, a majority of the voters will show that they are ready to do away with the seat of crime - the whisky shop. He says if we will turn our attention toward other things we might do some good. Now, gentlemen, what could we do that would be of more benefit to the rising generation than to remove the temptation of the saloon? It is an acknowledged fact that whisky has caused more misery in the homes of our country than all the wars and floods, and why not ask for prohibition. Now, neighbor, you assert that there is less than whisky drunk in Lafayette than any other town in the State. The fact is, I don't know about that. Have you ever visited Jennings where there is prohibition? A murder has never been committed in that town, and there is no need of a town-cooler. No whisky, See !
Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895.   


 Mr. and Mrs. Dupleix and family leave this week for New Orleans and Grand Isle.

 Whilst bathing in the surg at Cheniere-la-Croix Friday, Mr. Romain Melancon was stung in the foot by a stingaree. Although the sting itself is not usually fatal, it causes intense pain. At this writing Mr. Melancon is yet suffering excruciatingly.

 A sugar cane having fourteen red joints was left at our desk Thursday by the old veteran molasses maker, Mr. D. Savois.

 Miss Maud Young and brother, Charley, were visiting in Lafayette Monday.

 Carencro is way ahead of us. Cotton picking has commenced since week before last.

 Justice LeBlanc and Constable Boudreaux were in Lafayette this week.

 We were pleased to meet Saturday our old friend Mr. Cyfroyen Boudreaux, of Cameron parish.

 Baby Wilfred David was reported ill this week.

 Miss Ada Moss was visiting here cousin, Miss Alice Moss lately.

 Miss Simonia Broussard is spending some time with her schoolmate, Miss Leah Landry.

 Mrs. J. O. Blanchet and baby have returned from Terrebonne parish, and with them was Miss Eleanor Theriot, who will spend some time with her grand mother, Mrs. D. Roy.

 Miss Lucie Bernard, of Carencro, is a guest of Miss Amelie Comeaux.

 Will the prohibitionists ever run Lafayette "dry?" Spell it "NO," with your largest type.

 The Weekly Iberian makes a vigorous and timely kick in its last issue, concerning the broken bridge neat Mr. Olivier Blanchet's. That bridge is situated in Lafayette parish, and it stands to reason that it is certainly in a dangerous condition. The Iberian is a wide-awake weekly and has many subscribers in Royville.

 Rumors are flying fast around Royville that Messrs. Edmond Mouton and Louis J. Breaux will be candidates for sheriff.

 Here are some of the gentlemen whose names are in circulation as aspirants for the office of clerk of court. Messrs. J. O. LeBlanc, D. A. Cochrane, W. B. Bailey, J. R. Domengeaux, Ed. G. Voorhies, Andre M. Martin, A. C. Guilbeaux, and Henry Hohorst. Of course these are rumors, and we do not know if the above named gentlemen are candidates are not.

 Miss Claire Labbe and Heloise Olivier, of Duchamp station, were calling on friends in town Sunday.
(Signed) CHEROKEE.
Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895.

Police Jury Proceedings.

        Lafayette, La., Aug. 6, 1895.
  The Board of School Directors of the parish of Lafayette met this day in special session with the following members present: J. O. Broussard, president: Jasper Spell, J. T. Trahan, D. Bernard, A. C. Guilbeau and Dr. W. W. Lessley. Absent: J. S. Whittington.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 The president stated that the meeting had been called by request of the patrons of the Lafayette High School who have petitioned the Board to reconsider their petition of last meeting in appointing Miss F. S. Greig as principal of said school.

 The following petition was received and read:

 To the Hon. J. Omer Broussard, President of the School Board of Lafayette Parish.

 The petition of the undersigned patrons of the High School at Lafayette, La., respectfully represents:

 That is is with an unmixed sense of regret that they have learnt that the body over which you preside has not retained the services of Prof. W. A. LeRosen who has had charge of said school as principal since its foundation; that the pupils have made great progress in their studies whilst under his care; that most of the pupils are attached to him, respect him, and we, the patrons feel that his untiring devotion to their welfare and education justifies us in the belief that you will call the Board together to consider this petition; that the High School is an institution of which the whole parish is proud; that the School Board should exert its utmost to make it a lasting monument of its devotion to the cause of public education, the corner stone of the progress of our State and the perpetuity of our republican form of government; that the interest your petitioners, residents of all sections of the parish, take in this institution in favor of those that Providence has placed under their care, is a self-evident proof that this institution is to the advantage and for the benefit of all the children of the parish, without regard to locality.

 Your petitioners further aver that should the funds of the disposal of the School Board be not sufficient to pay a reasonable salary for the services of Prof. W. A. LeRosen, they will make good the amount necessary, which, when added to what that body will give, would secure his services; that they have been informed and verily believe that his services could be had for seventy dollars a month.

 Wherefore, premises considered, petitioners respectfully pray that you issue a call on the members of the School Board to assemble in special meeting to consider their action in the premises, and after due consideration, employ W. A. LeRosen as principal of the High School at Lafayette for the next scholastic year.

 And for general relief, etc., and as in duty bound.

 Orther C. Mouton, A. Olivier, E. Romero, A. M. Martin, S. Bernard, A. A. Mouton, J. T. Allingham, A. L. Burke, F. Demanade, A. A. Morgan, E. Marquis, Jos. A. Chargois, Thomas Mouton, F. V. Comeaux, A. Salles, A. D. Martin, A. R. Lisbony, Alcide Guidroz, S. J. Montgomery, Demas Comeaux, Ed. G. Voorhies.

 On motion, duly made, the president appointed Messrs. Jasper Spell and A. C. Guilbeau as a committee to wait on Miss F. S. Greig in reference to the above petition of the patrons of the High School.

 Said committee after seeing Miss Greig reported that Miss Greig insisted upon holding the position she was appointed to by the Board at its last meeting.

 On motion of Dr. Lessley, seconded by Mr. Trahan, the report of the committee was accepted and the committee discharged.

 On motion of Dr. Lessley, seconded by Mr. Spell, the following resolution was adopted:

  WHEREAS, Miss F. S. Greig was already appointed by this Board as principal of the High School, and whereas it is the opinion of this Board that under the law she is entitled to the position and its emoluments, therefore be it resolved that the petition of the patrons of said school cannot be considered.

 A petition from the patrons of the Broussard school, 6th ward, asking that Mr. Theo. Breaux be appointed teacher of said school; and one from the patrons of the same school asking that Miss Ida Hopkins be appointed, were received and read.

 On motion of Dr. Lessley, duly seconded, the appointment of Miss Ida Hopkins as teacher of the Broussard, 6th ward school already made by the committee to select teachers, was approved.

 A petition from the citizens of the 5th ward, asking that Mr. Ed. St. Julien be appointed teacher of the Broussardville school, was received and read, but as an application had been received from Mr. Robt. Plaisance, a graduate from the State Normal school, the Board decided that he was entitled to the position, and instructed the superintendent to write to Mr. Plaisance and notify him of his appointment.

 On a motion of Dr. Lessley, seconded by Mr. Trahan, the following resolution was adopted:

 Be it resolved, That the president shall appoint three persons residing in or near the town of Lafayette who will be known as supervisors of the Lafayette High School. Their duties shall consist of visiting said school at least once a week, and to report to this Board every regular meeting the condition of the management thereof; to suggest required remedies, to entertain all cases of permanent suspension of pupils reported to them by the principals of said school; to receive all complaints against the management or efficiency of the principal or assistant; to examine into the merits of same and report to examine into the merits of same and report their findings with recommendation; that in case of suspension of any pupil for cause, the said party through his or her guardian, may appeal the case to this Board.

 The president appointed the case to this Board.

 The president appointed Messrs. Wm. Clegg, J. C. Buchanan and E. G. Voorhies as supervisors of the Lafayette High School.

 The following account was approved.

 A. C. Guilbeau, director per diem, for July meeting.

 There being no further business the Board adjourned.
Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 8/17/1895. 

 Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Barry, of Grand Coteau, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Mouton.

 Romain Francez was in Lafayette this week.

 Attorneys Weeks and Broussard and Deputy Sheriff Mestayer, of New Iberia, were attending to some business before the district court this week.

 Louis J. Derbes, the accommodating salesman at Leon Plonsky's, visited in Lafayette Opelousas Sunday. Repairs are being made to the Lisbony Hotel and "Gus" will be prepared for the fall trade.

 Misses Lena Kleb and Isaure McDaniel are visiting in Opelousas.

 Mrs. L. Cunningham, of Algiers, is in Lafayette visiting friends and relatives.

 The feast of the Assumption was celebrated at the Catholic church last Thursday with the usual ceremonies. A large number of people were present.  Romain Francez was in Lafayette this week.

  Willis Eves and family moved to New Iberia Thursday. Mr. Eves will continue in the employment of the Southern Pacific Company. As it is reasonably certain that the additions will soon be in the corporate limits of the town, the street committee of the council is having the weeds along the avenue.

 Louis J. Derbes, the accommodating  salesman at Leon Plonsky's, visited Opelousas.

 Prof. Chas. Boudreaux will give a picnic to the pupils and patrons of his school on Aug. 28 at Mouton's bridge.

 Repairs are being made to the Lisbony Hotel and "Gus" will be prepared for the fall trade.

 Mrs. J. C. Buchanan left Wednesday to spend some time in St. Martinville at the home of her father, Judge C. H. Mouton.

 Mother Incarnation, accompanied by four sisters of the Mount Carmel Convent, attended the funeral of sister Clotilda at Rayne last week.

 As it is reasonably certain that the additions will soon be in the corporate limits of the town, the street committee of the council is having the weeds along the avenue cut down.

 Leon Couvillon and Felix Guilbeau left Wednesday for Avoyelles parish to spend some time among relatives. Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1895.


From the Lafayette Daily Advertiser of August 17th, 1918:

Even Parish Jail Affected By War

 "How is your list of boarders now?" queried a reporter for The Advertiser in the course of a conversation with Sim Boudreaux, the parish jailer, this morning. "Well if it were not for the slackers and the soldiers who overstay their furloughs, I would have an empty building," replied Mr. Boudreaux. "My regular run of customers have cut down by the draft and strict enforcement of the work or fight law. And, then too, there is no excuse for man or woman to be unoccupied and anyone inclined to idle the time away knows the police or deputies will get them - so they get busy." Lafayette Daily Advertiser 8/17/1918.

Pointed Paragraphs.

You can't put old shoulders under a young head.

 Man proposes and woman disposes of his proposition.

 Nothing boasts a girl's self-concert like two proposals a week.

 All the trouble in the world is due to two distinct causes - men and women.

 A married man who was hypnotized says it felt like it does when his wife makes up her mind.

 Law books are covered with sheepskin - and sheep's kin contribute much to the support of lawyers.

 All wives admire indifference in their husbands - providing it is directed exclusively toward other women.
People who are howling about this little hot spell will be the first to kick when the mercury flirts with the zero mark.

 Wise are they who never love any one for anything but love.

 It is good to grasp an honest hand - consisting of four acres.

 Selfishness is the father of misery, and jealousy is the mother-in-law.

 Mosquitoes and young widows seem to have a special grudge against old bachelors.

 There are a good many stale boarding house prunes in a life of single blessedness.

 A woman's mission on earth is to convince some man that he ought to get married.

 "The Haymaker's Story" is the title of a recent novel. It probably has a grass plot.

 Don't marry a girl who laughs at every fool thing you say. She's playing you to lose if you win.

 It always makes a man mad when in after years his wife laughs at the recollection of how he proposes.

 "The thief who broke into Blank's shoe-shop last night got away with considerable booty," wrote the rural editor - and the next day he was taken to the insane asylum.

 From the Chicago News and in the Lafayette Gazette 8/17/1901.

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