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From the Lafayette Gazette of September 29th, 1900:

           DEATH OF MR. CHAS. A. MOUTON.

    Mr. Charles A. Mouton died at his home near this Thursday night at the age of 53 years and 5 months.

 Mr. Mouton was a native of Lafayette. With the exception of the time he served in the Confederate army and some years spent in the North the deceased lived here all his life.

  When the Civil war broke out he was attending St. Charles college and though a mere boy he left the class-room and joined the Southern army serving until the end of hostilities. Returning after the war to the home of his father, the late Gov. Alex Mouton, he subsequently took up the study of law. He read law in the office of Jules Olivier, Esq., at Franklin, and under the tutelage of M. E. Girard, Esq., of this town. Being admitted as a member of the bar he practiced a number of years in the courts of the district attaining a fair measure of success. He was intellectually gifted and being a man of uncommonly fine address and pleasing carriage it is safe to say that he remained longer in the legal profession he would have been more than ordinarily successful in his efforts at the bar. He was a fluent-speaker, a good writer and always entertaining in conversation.  Being a tireless reader and possessing a very retentive memory he was conversant with the works of the best authors and it may be truly said of him that reading was "the lamp which lightened his path through the dreary wilderness of time." Mr. Mouton was an honest, truthful man. A sincerer friend never lived. His friendship was unselfish. Kindness was a predominant trait in his nature, for all who knew him well will attest that it was not his way to be unkind to any one. Big-hearted, charitable, upright in his dealings with all men, Charley Mouton had much to be admired.    Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1900.


Held in Falk's Hall - Able Papers Read by Eminent Educators.

 A farmers' institute was held in Falk's hall last Thursday under the direction of Prof. W. C. Stubbs. We regret to state that the attendance was small, there being only a few farmers present. A most interesting and instructive program was carried out and it is unfortunate that more of the people of the parish were not there to enjoy it. It is incomprehensible that the people of this parish - a purely agricultural country - do not see fit to take advantage of these institutes which are calculated to do such great good. Some one has suggested that in order to get a crown at the next institute it might be advisable to advertise a cock-fight or a mustang race as a side attraction.

 Notwithstanding the small attendance the institute was held and it was very much of a success. The audience was not large, but it was intelligent and appreciative and no doubt the sound principles and practical methods advanced by Prof. Stubbs and his able assistants will be fruitful of good results.

 The program was as follow:

  Institute Conductor - Prof. W. C. Stubbs.
 Address of Welcome - Mayor C. D. Caffery.
  "Irish Potatoes" - Mrs. O. B. Jenkins, of Lafayette.
  "The Relations of Farmers to Industrial Education" - Prof. E. L. Stephens, Lafayette.
  "The Kitchen in its Relation to Public Health" - Dr. F. G. Mayer, of Opelousas.
  "Forage Crops" - Prof. W. R. Dodson, Professor of Botany Louisiana State University and A. & M. College and State Experiment Stations, Baton Rouge, La.
Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1900.


You Can Easily Have a Home.

 Renting has many disadvantages, both practical and sentimental. Landlords frequently will not make needed repairs and tenants are forced to go without, or make them at their own expense. In a rented house, yourself and family can never enjoy that real home feeling which invariably associates itself with the home that is yours for life.

 A good home is the highest ambition of every citizen, and anyone in Lafayette can obtain a good home without feeling the cost, by means of the Lafayette Building Association. This association loans money on easy terms, payable in small weekly or monthly installments that can never become a hardship.

 For further information on this subject you may apply to the secretary, Mr. D. Schwartz, or to the treasurer, Mr. S. R. Parkerson at the First National Bank.

 Every dollar you pay for rent is gone forever. The same money if applied on a home secured through the medium of the Lafayette Building Association, would eventually pay off the loan and the home become your own, the full enjoyment of which would be yours in the later years of your life.

 The Lafayette Building Association is composed of our own people and the management is in safe hands. The association is prepared to make loans on short notice and on easy terms of payments. If interested you would do well to call on Mr. D. Schwartz, the secretary; or S. R. Parkerson, the treasurer, either of whom will give you full information regarding the workings of the association.  Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1900.

 Burglary Cases. - Willie Brown and Willie Moise, young negroes, were tried last Wednesday for breaking into the store of Mr. Felix Demanade. The principal witness in the case was Perry Jones, the negro who pleaded guilty to the charge of burglarizing Mr. Biossat's house. Brown was convicted and sentenced to twelve years and six months in the State penitentiary. Brown was represented by Judge O. C. Mouton.

 The trial of the case of Henry Hankins, white, and Louis Destin, colored, was begun Thursday morning. Hankins was represented by Mr. Chargois and Col. Breaux, Brown and Destin by Messrs. Jno. L. Kennedy and Jerome Mouton. When the jury was completed the case was brought to an abrupt end by an objection made by Mr. Kennedy, advancing the plea of prescription. Judge Debaillon sustained the objection and the case was discontinued. In consequence of this plea District Attorney Campbell has abandoned the prosecution in the four indictments against Hankins and Destin. This disposition of the case is quite a legal victory for the young attorneys appointed by the court to defend Destin.
Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1900.

Cattle Thieves Convicted. - The trial of the case of Lovel Jeansonne, Jordon Vine and Henri Ducote, charged with stealing some 250 head of cattle from citizens living in the Carencro section, took place this week in the district court resulting in the conviction of Jeansonne and Vine and the acquittal of Ducote. Ducote was represented by Col. Breaux. The arrest and conviction of these parties, who were guilty of such high-handed depredations upon the property of the citizens of the sixth ward, reflect great credit upon Sheriff Broussard through whose efforts the thieves were brought to justice. Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1900.


Appointment of Teachers. -The appointing committee of the Lafayette Parish School Board met at Royville, Sept 20, 1900, and after duly considering each application, appointed the following persons as teachers in the Lafayette public schools, subject to ratification by said Board of School Directors at its next meeting. The schools will be open Monday, October 1, 1900.   Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1900.


 The readers of The Gazette are no doubt aware of the fact that the Democratic convention, held in Lafayette last Monday, has nominated Hon. Robert F. Broussard to represent the third district in Congress.

 The nominee is know to every one in the district and it is unnecessary for us to say that he is acceptable to a majority of the people. That he will be elected there is not the least doubt. The Republicans affect to believe that Mr. Williams will carry the district, but no well-informed person will give credence to so ridiculous a story. Mr. Broussard has served two terms in Congress and judging from the unanimous nomination tendered him by the Democracy of the district his official acts are endorsed by a vast majority of his constituents. He is thoroughly identified with every interest of this wealthy and populous district, and we feel sure that part of the platform which expresses confidence in his ability and faith in integrity is an honest expression at the popular will.

 Mr. Broussard is an effective speaker and very active young man and the threat from the Republicans of an aggressive campaign has no terrors for him. We opine that a warm political fight is high-class sport to him and and he is armed with no weapon of truth we can see nothing but absolute defeat for the gentleman from Patterson.

 It were idle talk to urge the Democrats of Lafayette to stand by their party. There never was a time when the success of the Democracy was more essential to the existence of the republic. Every sentiment of patriotism appeals to the Democrat to steadfastly adhere to his party which has never stood for higher ideals since the days of its founder, Thomas Jefferson, preached the gospel of human liberty. Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1900.

Don't Miss This Chance.

 Mistrot Bros. & Co., of New Iberia, are advertising very extensively that on Monday, Oct. 1, they will place on sale $10,000 worth of goods that were wet by the Galveston storm. It consists principally of clothing which has been dried and pressed and the greater part is as good as ever. These goods were bought at prices that will enable this firm to sell them at one half of the original cost of manufacturing. Among other goods thus far received are 50 pieces of choice tweeds for pants, worth from 25c. to 50 c. per yard. Several bales of cotton plaids, unbleached domestics, ginghams, etc., are on sale. Mistrot Bros. & Co., bought out the following:  The entire damaged stocks of The Island City Manufacturing Co., The Galveston Dry Goods Co., The J. Rosenfield Notion Co., and The Galveston Shoe and Hat Co. The clothing has all been received and portions of the other stocks. The shoes and hats will be received a little later. This firm promises same remarkable value. There are goods enough to make things lively for several weeks. Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1900. 

Selected News Notes (Gazette) 9/29/1900.

DIED - Thursday evening at her parents' home in this parish, Rose Doucet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luc Doucet, aged two years.

Notice. - The cotton gin at Scott heretofore owned by Mme. Prejean, will gin cotton during this season at 25 cents per hundred pounds. - Joseph Dugas, Agent/Manager, Scott. La.

 Don't fail to see the ball game at Oak Avenue Park Sunday afternoon between the Red Stockings of Jennings and the Unions of Pilette. Admission 25 cents; children, 10 cents; ladies free. Game to be called at 3 p. m.

 Episcopal Services will be held at the Presbyterian church, Sunday at 9:20 a. m.; Rev. C. C. Kramer will officiate.

 There will be services at the Presbyterian church on next Sunday at 11 1. m. at 7:30 p. m. Sunday school at 9:40. Prof. Greig, superintendent Y. P. S. S. C. E., every Wednesday at 7:30. Subject for next meeting "Our Foolish Excuses" Miss Mary Sprole, leader. "The Ladies Auxiliary" will meet at the pastor's residence Monday at 5 p. m.

Methodist Church. - C. C. Wier, pastor. Preaching every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school 10 a. m. Epworth League, Sunday evening 6:45. Prayer meeting, Wednesday 7:30 p. m. Song service, Friday 7:30 p. m.
Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1900.

 From the Lafayette Gazette of September 29th, 1894:

District Court.

 The regular October term of the district court will convene Monday. This will be the first trial in this parish of the new jury law. So far the criminal docket is small and the cases already reported are nearly all for minor offenses. The following parties, all negroes, are in jail awaiting trial: Jas. Simpson, stabbing; Jean Louis Batiste, larceny; J. McCoy, larceny; J. Mitchell, assault and battery; Treville Brown, disturbing the peace and selling whiskey without a license; Jas. Green, breach of the peace; Joseph Comeau, assault and battery.
Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1894.

An Anatomical Curiosity.

 A strange freak of nature came under the observation of Drs. J. D. and A. R. Trahan one day last week. It is a little girl 3 years of age the child of a colored woman living eight miles west of this place and presents very peculiar deformities. Her lower extremities are shaped very much like the arms, and instead of waling on her feet she walks on the knee joint, which in this case appears exactly like the elbow. The leg flexes anteriorly on the thigh just as the forearm does, and the range of motion at the ankle is unusually large. The child's head also presents peculiarities; in fact, the tout-enseble constitutes an anatomical curiosity.
Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1894.

 First Ball of Season. - The first ball of the season was given at Falk's Opera House last Saturday by a number of young men of Lafayette. The committee in charge of the arrangements had left nothing undone to secure everything necessary to make this event one of unusual brilliance and we are happy to state that their efforts resulted in one of the most enjoyable balls ever given in Lafayette. Among the fair participants could be seen pretty and handsome lasses from all the neighboring town. The boys, and the married men too, displayed that gallantry so characteristic of them. To say that the music was good it is only necessary to mention the fact that it was furnished by the Messrs. Landry of Broussard. Too much credit cannot be given to Louis Lacoste, the chairman of the arrangement committee. Mmes. E. McDaniel and E. Pefferkorn kindly volunteered their services and contributed very much toward the entertaining of the guests. There was a copious supply of refreshments and cakes, the latter being donated by Misses Emma Falk, Isaure and Lydia McDaniel, Flora Plonsky and Regina Romero. Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1894.

A Reward Offered. - Last Saturday a fishing party, composed of three well-known artists, left the town for a day and night's sport on Bayou Vermilion. Needless to say they were abundantly supplied with choice provisions, fishing tackles, and good many etc., - in fact enough to last them one whole week. The next the day the colored cook, brought the following note to a merchant for more etc's. The merchant evidently had a Chinese puzzle to solve, but with the assistance of the colored bearer of the note he succeeded in finding out what the party wanted. There is a standing reward of a barrel of flour to any one who will be able to read it. It was doubtless written under great physical as well as mental strain.

Here it is:
Many tayers, ploslalthm me so wine, please IFew pceviser.
Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1894.

Dancing School.

 Prof. R. W. Kone, of Chicago, is in the city now and will open his dancing class for gentlemen at Falk's Opera House next Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p. m. and continue every evening from 7:30 to 9.

 For ladies and children - Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 4 p. m., and continue every evening from 4 to 5:30.


 For Ladies, 12 lessons ... $3.00
 For Gentlemen, 12 lessons ... $3.00
 For Children to 10 years ... $1.50

 Come one !  Come all !  And learn how to dance all the latest dances. Don't miss this chance.
Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1900.

Police Jury Proceedings.
Lafayette, La., Sept. 24, 1894.

 The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: J. G. St. Julien, R. C. Landry, A. D. Landry, H. M. Durke, Alf. A. Delhomme, and Alfred Hebert. Absent: Ford Hoffpauir and C. C. Brown.

 The president being absent the secretary called the meeting to order and by motion duly made, Mr. J. G. St. Julien was elected president pro tem.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 By motion the following indigents were granted appropriations: Rudolph Prejean $10. Louis Marvant, $12.50, Mrs. Emerenthe Bonin $12.50, Mrs. Sarrazin Mathien, $2.50.

 The sum of $5 was granted unto Mr. Auguste P. Domingue for the transportation to the hospital of a sick and disabled tramp.

 Constable Napoleon Melancon, of the 4th ward here appearing  and asking that his salary for criminal services be fixed, it was resolved that the salary heretofore allowed the constable of said ward, be divided between the present qualified officers - that is $15 per annum per each.
 Mr. Hebert moved in accordance with act No. 40 of the general assembly of the State of Louisiana, for 1894, relative to the per diem of witnesses in criminal cases, that the said per diem be fixed as follows: When the said witness shall be residents of the corporation of Lafayette the per diem shall be 50c. When the said witnesses shall be residents within 5 miles or less of the court house the per diem shall be $1. The motion was lost.

 By motion of Mr. R. C. Landry, the per diem of witnesses in criminal cases was fixed at $1, the maximum fee provided by said act 40 of 1894.

 A communication from Hon. Hoffpauir, president of the Police Jury, relative to the Satterfield road contract was read and action in the premises postponed.

 Messrs. A. D. Landry and Alfred Hebert were authorized to purchase lumber for the repair of Coulee Mine's bridge, and the sum of $15 was allowed for workmanship.

 By motion it was resolved that any person or persons hauling the carcass of dead animals, or depositing offal or other offensive matter within the limits of the parish, shall be required to dispose of said nuisances by burning, burial otherwise to isolate, the said offensive bodies from the immediate residents and traveling public, that health and comfort may be preserved.

 The following account was laid over: Dr. A. Gladu, coroner's fees ... $37.

 The following accounts were approved:

 Moss & Mouton, lumber ... $321.21
John Billaud, drainage 1st ward ... $33.35
H. Billaud, feeding prisoners ... $71.05
Jno. Whittington, Jr., nails ... $5.40
Mrs. J. J. Revillon, nails ... $8.10
Bernard & St. Julien, nails ... $3.50
W. B. Bailey, J. C. Buchanan, J. E. Pellerin, M. L. Lyons, V. E. Dupuis, Leo Doucet, jury commissioners, each ... $5.00

 There being no further business, the Police Jury adjourned.
         J. G. ST. JULIEN, President pro tem.
  R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1894.

Selected News Notes (Gazette) 9/29/1894.

 Judge Meaux's Dramatic Club will play to-night at Royville for the benefit of the Pilette public school.

 Mrs. O. J. Sprole returned Tuesday from the Crescent City where she had gone to buy a large stock of goods for her store.

 Mrs. Simpson will leave in a few days for St. Louis and other cities for the purpose of buying a complete stock of seasonable millinery.

 Prof. R. W. Kone, of Chicago, an experienced dancing master, will open a school at Falk's next Tuesday.

C. C. Higginbotham, the well-known barber, has moved to New Iberia, where he as opened a first-class shop. "Canille," as he is familiarly known, is an excellent barber, and we recommend him to the people of New Iberia.

 The railroad company will soon begin the building of a switch near Jacques Mouton's farm to facilitate the shipment of cane by farmers in that neighborhood.

 During his absence from home, Gustave Brasseux, a citizen or Prairie Greig, Vermilion parish, was robbed of $910 which he laid in a trunk. There is no clue to the theft and Mr. Brasseaux has no hope of recovering his hard earned money.

 The theatrical entertainment at Falk's last Saturday was not largely attended, but those who were present are pleased with the show and unite in saying that the Huntley company is composed of first class actors.

 The building to be occupied by D. V. Gardebled presents a very neat appearance since the finishing touch of H. Eastin's brush has been given to it.

 While Ludovic Billaud was working at his gin last week his left hand was caught by the gin-saws badly lacerating three fingers. Dr. A. R. Trahan, who attended to the wounds, does not think that amputation will be necessary.

 As a result of the competitive examination held last Saturday, Miss McClye Mudd has  been appointed assistant teacher at the High School.

 Arthur Landry's son was bitten Monday by a dog, which, fortunately, showed no symptoms of hydrophobia.

 The painters who have been at work in the Catholic church for the past two months finished last week. These gentlemen are skillful workmen and have done some fine painting. The church is now one of the handsomest in the State.

 Mrs. Ella Norwood, a widow with several children in destitute circumstances, moved to this town from Texas some time ago, and since their arrival here have been dependent upon charitable persons for support. Among those who gave their share to the unfortunate lady are the railroad boys who raised a goodly sum which was turned over to her. The Gazette mentions this case in the hope that it will be the means of calling the attention of the charitably inclined to the needy condition of this family.
Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1894.

From the Lafayette Advertiser of September 29th, 1894:

St. John's Catholic Church

Fifty two days of assiduous labor by the five painters and artists employed for the purpose, has brought to a finish the work of painting and decorating St. John's Catholic church of Lafayette.

 And the work is worthy of its authors the artists, Mr. Theo(rest of first name unreadable) Veiron and his four sons, who are thoroughly experienced hands in this special line of church decorations. (Unreadable words) an edifice that for architecture, sculpture and convenience of arrangement is second to not any country churches here are elsewhere. (Unreadable words) will feel pride of its (unreadable words) while accomplishment is (unreadable words) spirit (unreadable words) pastor, Rev. E. Forge.

 Father Forge has in contemplation the erection of a new set of benches to be constructed with special regard for comfort and convenience, and the present pulpit will be replaced by a much more elaborate and artistic one. This done will leave nothing more to be presented, and Lafayette will then be the possessor of a truly beautiful catholic church edifice.

Lafayette Advertiser 9/29/1894.

Whose Is the Fault? - How often we hear some resident and property holder of Lafayette eulogize a neighboring town on account of its progressive spirit? He has just returned from Lake Charles or New Iberia, that he has not visited for two or three years, and feels surprised beyond expectation at the nature and extent of the improvement their town has undergone since his last visit. He comes home perfectly infatuated with the revelation and is more impressed than ever with the backwardness of his own town, which he does not hesitate to denounce after the most approved fashion. This is an incident of almost daily occurrence and applies to the average citizen of Lafayette. Whose fault is it that our town should suffer by comparison with another locality, even less favorably situated than Lafayette, it may be? We wonder if those same persons who are quick to find fault with their own town ever to stop to enquire into the cause of its freedom from all evidences of progress and improvement? The reason is not so much obscured as to be impenetrable. The blames does not attach to the soil that serves as a foundation for our buildings, nor is it attributable to the thousands of acres tributary to the town, of land which there is none more fertile. Nor yet, is it explainable on the score of the climate, which is one of the least objectionable in the whole United States. Can it be due to the palpable lack of public spiritedness and want of cooperation among the citizens of Lafayette, of whom the most complaining ones - those very fault finders, themselves - represent the greatest proportion? Who doubts that it is traceable to any other cause, that Lafayette is a laggard in the race.
                                           What is the remedy?
Lafayette Advertiser 9/29/1894 

Robber Thwarted. - The house thief who attempted to force an entrance in the home of Mr. S. J. Bouchard, Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock, received a very warm reception at the hands of a brave little woman. Mrs. Bouchard being awakened by the noise and her husband absent from home, boldly opened fire on the would be burglar who was endeavoring to enter the house through a window protected by blinds, but who, unfortunately, was not shot down in his tracks. If women were taught the use of the fire arms a little more generally, evil-doers would commit fewer deptradations that at present. Lafayette Advertiser 9/29/1894.

New Switch Track. - Cane shippers contiguous to the town will learn with much satisfaction that through the instrumentality of Messrs. Crow Girard and Geo. F. F. Miles, the railroad company has decided to extend the switch at Falk's brickyard for the accommodation of the shippers of cane in that neighborhood, and that, principally through the efforts of Mr. John Nickerson, the company has likewise concluded to build a new switch a short distance above Moss and Mouton's lumber yard for the convenience of cane shippers nearest to that point. These additional facilities for handling cane will be of greatest advantage to several large planters who were seriously encumbered in moving their crops last season. Lafayette Advertiser 9/29/1894.

Fights End Ball Game. - Last Saturday's match game of baseball, that it was intended should determine the championship between Lafayette and L'Ance Berlucheau, came to an abrupt end at the close of the third inning on account of a serious disagreement. Such occurrences are always to be regretted and there should be a studied effort on the part of the home nine to avoid any unpleasantness to visiting teams who should be allowed every reasonable concession as guests. This is not meant in criticism of anyone as have no knowledge of the nature of the contention in this particular instance. 
Lafayette Advertiser 9/29/1894.


Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 9/29/1894:

The  names of Masters Jeff Caffery, Henry Young, Willie Mills and little Miss Celeste Lafond have been placed on the roll of honor for the month of September, at Miss Ida Hopkins training school for boys and girls.

 In this issue will be found the advertisement of Messrs. Mouton and Salles, one of Lafayette's most live and progressive business firms who have something of interest to tell the readers of The Advertiser.

 Messrs. Tanner and Villere have just finished painting Mr. Felix Demanade's store in a way as to add much to the outward appearance of the building. These young men announce that they are prepared to do good work in the paint line, on short notice and at most reasonable prices.

 Supt. W. F. Owens, of the Southern Pacific Railroad came to town this Monday on a special train and went down Tuesday.

 Mr. Will Graser has opened a tin smith shop at the old Antonio Caro stand north side of the court house square.

 Mr. J. E. Kilduff of Algiers, La. spent a part of this week in town taking an inventory of the stock on hand at the Southern Pacific Railroad shops.

 Twenty dollar bills were uncommonly plentiful this week as a consequence of the visit of the Southern Pacific pay car on the 22nd. instant.

 Carpenters have been at work for several days on the dwelling of Dr. Tolson, making additions and innovations to add to the comfort of the occupants.

 A runaway team belonging to Mr. B. Falk, caused a great amount of commotion on the streets last Saturday evening, but fortunately did little damage.

 The Hunley Comedy Company played to a very encouraging (as to size) audience at Falk's opera house last Sunday night. The company is a good one and was deserving of a more liberal patronage by the public.

 Mr. D. V. Gardebled has been one of the busiest men in town this week, opening up and arranging his initial stock of drugs, medicines and druggists' sundries at the old M. F. Young & Co. stand. Mr. Gilbert Bonin is assisting Mr. Gardebled as his clerk.

 Miss McClye  Mudd, daughter of Dr. F. S. Mudd, has been appointed assistant teacher for the Lafayette High School. Her appointment is a source of great gratification to Miss Mudd's many friends in this community, who believe she is eminently qualified for the position.

 To-night, at Falk's opera house, will take place the first fancy dress ball of the season. Complete provision has been made for the enjoyment of the large number of attendants that are expected to lend their presence for the occasion. A general invitation is extended to the ladies.

 Mr. Thos. S. Folly, the affable cotton buyer, is making the Crescent Hotel his headquarters this season. He has been in our midst for several days past attending to his particular line of business. Mr. Folly announces he will always pay the highest market price for cotton, throughout the entire season.

 An alarm of fire Monday evening created considerable excitement for a time. The boarding house kept by a colored woman named Gustine Dugas, located opposite Mrs. Columbus Eastin's residence was discovered to be on fire, but the flames were promptly checked by citizens before much damage had been done.

 Messrs. Paul Demanade and Ed. Higginbotham have formed a co-partnership to conduct a barroom, grocery and oyster saloon in the building formerly occupied by Mr. A. Labe, near the Olivier Hotel. It is their intention to open up business about the 8th. of October. Both, Mr. Demanade and Mr. Higginbotham, are well known and have many friends in this community, and will doubtless make a success of their venture.
Lafayette Advertiser 9/29/1894.


VAN CORTLAND - How odd that the lawyer who secured Mrs. Bacon's divorce should marry her!

MISS BRIGHTLY - Not at all odd. A mere matter of retainer with him.

 From the publication "Truth" and in the Lafayette Gazette 9/29/1894.

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