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From the Lafayette Advertiser of September 7th, 1904:


By the Sellers and Milton Schools - Three Hundred People Present - A Delightful Day in the Woods Near Milton.

 Through the courtesy of Dr. N. P. Moss who kindly offered him a seat in his surrey, a reporter for this paper had the pleasure of attending the picnic given by the Milton and Sellers schools at Milton. The distance from Lafayette is about 14 miles and over roads in the fourth ward which are very bad simply for lack of drainage. We reached Milton about eleven o'clock and found a pleasant little settlement on the banks of Bayou Vermilion, nestling among the trees. The picnic was given near the residence of Dr. A. J. Burkette in a shady grove that made an ideal place for a gathering. When we reached the grounds both schools numbering a hundred or more had already arrived and the children were enjoying themselves and entertaining their parents and friends to the number of 200 or more with songs. As we approached an animated scene presented itself to our vision; the children running to and fro, the crowds moving here and there, bright ribbons and eager faces lighted up with pleasure, all formed a kaleidoscope picture of the most pleasing variety.

 Shortly after our arrival the exercises prepared for the day were given by the children, and consisted of songs and recitations. The program was not long, but was both excellent and entertaining. It was all rendered in English, which is highly to the credit of the teachers and pupils, for almost all, if not all, the children taking part, two years ago could not speak a word of English, and they understand English as we found by talking with a number of them.

 The music for the following program was furnished by Mr. Alcin T. Comeaux who played the clarionet accompanied by Miss Odille Smith on the organ.


 March-Song ... School
 Opening Address ... Noah Broussard
 Roll Your Hands ... Little Children
 Washington ... Boys
 Vacation Time ... School
 Games ... Big Girls
 The Little Musicians ... Little Boys
 Recitation ... Sarah Bodoin
 Our Flag ... Big Boys
 Song - Auld Lang-Syne ... School
 Closing Address ... Leon Decou

 After the program had been completed Supt. L. J. Alleman made a short talk along educational lines and explained the purpose and scope of the bond issue amendment. When he closed the ladies began preparations for serving dinner, and while they were so engaged Dr. Moss entertained the children and those present with selections on a large graphaphone which he had taken out with him, which were greatly enjoyed.

 When dinner was pronounced ready, music had no charms to detain the hungry crowd from the tempting dinner spread out for their discussion. And it was a dinner! The writer has enjoyed many dinners, but certainly never one any more than this picnic dinner. It was fine.

 Late in the afternoon we returned after having experienced a delightful day. The people of the two school districts gave us a cordial welcome and we are greatly indebted to them for their charming hospitality.

 Much credit for the success of the day is due Miss Odille Smith principal of the Sellers school and Mrs. Nanna Harris, principal of the Milton school.

 Among the prominent gentlemen present were : Messrs. Clebert Bodoin, J. E. Bordeaux, Alexandre Sellers, Jr., Simon Broussard, Gabriel Hebert, Richard Mire, Laodice Broussard, Boniface Bodoin, John Sellers, Leo Decou, Louis Toups.  Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1904.

Drain the Roads.

 A reporter for this paper made a trip to Milton Saturday and found the roads of the fourth ward in very bad condition, almost altogether, in his opinion, owing to lack of drainage. In a great many place he passed through ponds of water from three to fifty feet or more in width and frequently up to the axles of the buggy. Where the roads were drained they were in fair condition, which in itself shows that what is needed is drainage.

 The fourth ward is low, it is true, but it is possible to drain the roads, and we would suggest to the Police Jury that the very first thing they do, is to drain the roads. Let it take all the funds of a ward one year, if need be, but DRAIN the roads. Lafayette is fortunate in a soil that will pack, and if thorough drainage could be had and then maintained, we are sure that the road problem would be of easy solution.  Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1904.

Mammoth Safe Arrived for FNB.

The new mammoth safe for the First National Bank arrived Monday. Owing to its enormous weight no wagon could be secured strong enough to haul it, and so Contractor Thompson, who has been moving buildings here was employed to bring it from the depot and place it in position. He used his regular house moving tackle, and brought it on rollers up Buchanan street. He started Monday about 2 p. m. and finished yesterday afternoon.
 Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1904.

A Typographical Error. - Last week under the caption of A New Enterprise, by a typographical error we stated that Messrs. Otto Wischan and George Domengeaux would open "a high class cake stand and barber shop." It should have been "a high class cake stand and baker shop." 

Leg Cut Off. - Saturday Vance Durand, son of Conductor Ben Durand of the St. Martinville branch, a boy about 15 years of age, while attempting to climb on a moving train near the depot, fell under the wheels and had his leg cut off. Drs. G. A. Martin and john Tolson attended to the unfortunate boy, who was sent home on the first train. The young man is a brother of Walter Durand an attorney in New Iberia. The latest information states that the boy is doing as well as could be expected. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1904.

Charged With a Serious Offense. - J. E. Rayland, a brakeman on the Algiers-Lafayette division of the Southern Pacific, was arrested Sunday by Sheriff Lacoste on the charge of having committed criminal assault on a little girl, eight years old. Mr. Rayland is a married man of family and has been an employee of the Southern Pacific for seventeen years. He is well known and his reputation has always been of the highest.
Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1904.

 Important Arrest. - Sheriff Lacoste arrested a white man by the name of Henry Farranger at the races at Surrey Park Sunday. Farranger is charged with being a fugitive from justice from Texas and a reward of $100.00 is offered for his capture. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1904.


 The Advertiser takes great pleasure in endorsing the recommendations made The Gazette in its last issue regarding an increase in Supt. L. J. Alleman's salary, and believes that the School Board should give it at its next meeting. Supt. Alleman's services in the cause of education have been of great value to this parish, much greater that the amount he has received has paid for, and an increase in his salary would be a proper and graceful act of appreciation of the earnest and conscientious manner in which he has discharged the duties of his office.

 Besides, if we look at the material side, it is policy to pay him in proportion to his value. Supt. Alleman is recognized as one of the ablest superintendents in the State and now that the law no longer limits the amount to be paid superintendents, it is only a question of time, when we will lose his services, unless we are willing to pay him more.

 The action of the Avoyelles School Board in employing Prof. V. L. Roy, of the Industrial Institute, as superintendent at a salary of $2,000, is indicative of the liberality of other School Boards when it becomes a question of securing capable men for the position. The idea seems to be gaining ground rapidly that a good man for superintendent of schools is worth a good price, and the time has about arrived that School Boards will seek to secure men who have demonstrated their efficiency.

 Lafayette was the first to take the initiative in the matter of a trained superintendent of schools, and as we were fortunate enough to secure the right man for the right place, by all means let us make it an object for him to remain with us. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1904.      

A Token of Esteem. - Friday night the employees of the Crescent News Hotel presented Capt. John Hahn, the retiring manager with a pretty cigar holder as a token of their esteem. The presentation was made by night-clerk Dauterive in a few suitable words. Laf. Advertiser 9/7/1904.

Candidate for Assessor.

 Elsewhere in this issue will be found the announcement of the candidacy of Mr. Jules J. Mouton for parish assessor, subject to the Democratic primary to be held Saturday, Sept. 10. Mr. Mouton is a native of this parish and is well qualified for the office he seeks, and would make an excellent officer. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1904.

Plumbing Work of all Kinds Done.

 We will do your plumbing or tin work and guarantee satisfaction. Our shop is on Buchanan street next to the Lafayette Mattress Factory and our phone in 198.  Call on us or ring us up. Your order will be promptly attended. N. Negrotto & Co.


 Sealed proposals will be received from sub-contractors for the various works in building the new dormitory of the S. W. La. Industrial Institute in accordance with plans and specifications to be seen at the office of the Industrial Institute, Lafayette, La., or at the office of the architects, Favrot & Livaudais, New Orleans. The time previously set for closing was Thursday, September 8, but on account of the lateness of this notice, those desiring to offer bids three days later may do so if they file notice with the President of the Institute before noon of September 8. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1904.

 Railroad Trainmen Picnic.

 Morgan Lodge No. 317, B. R. T. gave a delightful picnic to Mitzpah Lodge No. 300, Ladies Auxiliary B. R. T. Wednesday in Chargois' woods. About 8 o'clock members of both lodges began assembling at the lodge room over The Advertiser office, and soon the buses engaged for the occasion began taking them out to the picnic grounds.

 The day on the woods was most enjoyably spent in games and dancing. Mr. W. P. Bracken added also to the pleasure of the occasion by the happy manner in which he made the address of welcome to the ladies on behalf of Morgan Lodge.

 A big feature of the day was the elegant barbecue picnic dinner prepared for the occasion. The meats were "done to a turn" and good things were supplied in abundance.

 The various committees who had charge of the picnic did their work well, and we have been requested to extend the thanks of all present to them and to Mr. Chargois for the use of his woods, and especially to the barbecue committee, Messrs. Albert Trahan, Paul Castel and Jos. A. Chargois. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1904.

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 9/7/1904.

Heavy Rain. - Between 3 and 4 p. m., yesterday, a very heavy rain accompanied by loud thunder visited Lafayette. The streets were flooded with water in places from banquet to banquet.

 On Sept. 7 and 8 a New York tailor will be at Levy Bros. store with piece samples, to take special orders. Call and see him.

 Miss Philomene Doucet returned Friday from a visit to St. Louis, Evansville and Chicago, and is again at work with Levy Bros.

 Heins' Tomato Chutney seasons soup and meats just to the taste. Try it. - Prudhomme and McFaddin.

 Sheriff Louis Lacoste made his monthly settlement with the State Auditor promptly on the first.

 Prof. V. L. Roy and family expect to move to Marksville Tuesday, where they will make their future home, Prof. Roy having accepted the superintendency of the schools in Avoyelles parish.

 A. J. and Oscar Sprole left Sunday for a visit to the St. Louis Fair.

 It affords us pleasure to state that Mrs. J. J. Mouton and daughter, Anna, both of whom are ill with typhoid fever, are doing very well.

 Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Hopkins left for New Orleans Monday to attend the Hoo Hoo Convention. Mr. Hopkins will deliver the response to the address of welcome on the part of the convention.

 Robt. McFaddin, a member of the popular grocer firm of Prudhomme & McFaddin, expects to leave Thursday to see the World's Fair.

 Miss Mathilde Richard, who had accepted a position as stenographer at the Moss Pharmacy, has resigned, and taken a similar position in the office of the Crescent News Hotel, which since Sept. 1, has been under the management of Mr. W. J. Bowes for the for the Brown News Co.

 Vic Levy, of Levy Bros., has returned from New York where he purchased a large fall and winter stock. On his way back he "took in" the World's Fair at St. Louis.

 Miss Irma Mouton, after several weeks vacation, has resumed her duties at Schmulen's Racket Store.

 E. G. Voorhies, our clever and efficient clerk of court, is back again at his post after a pleasant outing at Pascagoula, Miss.

 Dan and Paul Debaillon, Raoul and Robert Gerac, Paul Salles and Adam Mouton of Lafayette and Rosemond Breaux, of Carencro, left Tuesday for Jefferson College.

 Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Clegg and son, Maury, have returned after an absence of several months spent in Asheville, N. C. On their return they visited the World's Fair. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1904.





 From the Lafayette Gazette of September 7th, 1901:

Of a Murderous Anarchist - President McKinley Shot Twice and Badly Wounded.

 Just as The Gazette was getting ready to print to-day's edition the news was received that President McKinley had been shot twice and badly wounded while on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo.

 Late last night The Gazette was informed by a message from The Times-Democrat that the president had been shot by an anarchist from Detroit and that one bullet had been extricated and the physicians were probing for the other.

 It was impossible to learn more about the unfortunate affair, but all will be thankful that there is hope for the recovery of the distinguished patient. Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1901.


 At a recent meeting the City Council granted the use of the streets of the town to Dr. F. E. Girard and Mr. R. O. Woods for the purpose of holding a street fair during the latter part of October.

 Dr. Girard informed The Gazette that already a considerable sum of money has been raised to defray the expenses of the fair and the plan was meeting with much encouragement at the hands of the business community. The money is to be used principally for the purchase of premiums for the purpose of advertising the fair throughout this section of the State.

 We learn from Dr. Girard that he is making arrangements to have a fine park on his farm near town. The site selected is decidedly the best that could be found for the location of a park, affording exceptional facilities for a pavilion, race track and baseball diamond. It is intended to have races during the fair and to draw here the foremost horses in the State.
There is every reason why a park should prove a very successful venture in Lafayette. Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1901.

Is Promised for the Opening Day of the Industrial Institute - Prof. Sontag Reports for Duty.

 As the time approaches to the date set for the opening of the Industrial Institute, the general interest of parents and students in the work of the school seems to be doubled. The number of inquiries by letter and of personal visits increases day by day, and it begins to be fairly well assured that the friend of education in the State will feel in the opening attendance of the Institute.

 During the present week Mr. Sontag has arrived and reported himself in every way ready for his duties as teacher of music - and, in fact, he has already begun his work with private pupils in the town. And the other teachers are expected within the coming week.

 A water system for all the buildings will have been connected to the city mains in another week. The electric fixtures will soon be installed in the dormitory; and the kitchen outfit, bed-room furniture, and school equipments of every kind are arriving daily.

 The next important step towards getting the Industrial Institute thoroughly ready for the winter's work is the laying of plank walks from the town to the building. This work, in some way, should be undertaken immediately. Its importance cannot be overestimated. Parents will be loath to let their children walk to school in bad weather - and non-attendance is an absolute bar to progress in the Industrial Institute. Let all work together for a good substantial plank walk - or two of them. Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1901. 


 Several Louisiana towns are complaining of the presence of worthless negroes who have no visible means of support, but no remedy has yet been suggested for the evil.

 It is safe to say that there is not a town in the State which is not annoyed by a class of negroes who will not work under any circumstances. Farmers are not able to harvest their crops on account of the scarcity of labor while the towns are harboring large numbers of young bucks who never work. Of course, these idle negroes must eat, and if they are not fed out of the well-filled baskets of the cooks, some one's pantry or chicken-house is in imminent danger of nocturnal visits.

 Throughout the South there is a tendency among the younger blacks to leave the farms and plantations for the more alluring life of the towns, where they are permitted to more freely indulge in "craps" and the other games so dear to the African heart. The older negroes, who were reared amid more healthful influences, are content to till the soil, but those of a younger generation find agricultural pursuits entirely unsuited to their tastes and habits. These latter have mistaken notions of their privileges as citizens of a free country. They strive earnestly to do as little work as possible and to make themselves as obnoxious to society as they can. It is from their ranks that the jails and penitentiaries are filled. They furnish the fiends who have forced the men of the South to resort to the stake of protection of their homes. It is these idle, undisciplined young negroes with whom the South must sooner of later deal. What the outcome will be no one can tell.
Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1901.

Railway Accident. - Jno. Breckel, a fireman on the Southern Pacific, while making his run from Algiers to this point last Tuesday, met with an accident that came near costing his life. When his train reached Ewing station he leaned out of the locomotive to look at a hobo who was attempting to "jump on" and the back of his head against a box car standing on a side-track. The shock was very severe and Breckel sustained extremely painful injuries on the head. Breckel was taken to New Orleans, where, under proper treatment, his condition is improving very satisfactorily.
Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1901.

Brass Band Organized.

 It is safe to say that within a year or two Lafayette will have two of the best musical organizations in the South. One will be the brass band and the other the orchestra, both of which will be under the able direction of Prof. F. Sontag.

 The brass band was organized last Saturday with the following officers and members: Dr. G. A. Martin, president; H. A. Van der Cruyssen, secretary; W. J. Mouton, treasurer; Louis Lacoste, O. J. Mouton, L. Prudhomme, L. F. Ingouf, Chas. Taylor, Felix Mouton, J. Gabriel, F. E. Moss, G. A. DeBlanc, P. Gerac, F. E. Voorhies, Vital Armand, F. V. Mouton, Adolphe Mouton, B. Broussard, E. D. Pellerin, L. Pierret, Chas. Jeanmard, Eli Billeaud, C. Davis.

 The band will hold its first rehearsal at the Century Club to-morrow. Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1901.

Of the Prospects at Anse la Butte - Favorably Impressed.

 Dr. C. T. Z. Caracristi, consulting civil engineer and mining engineer, 50 Broadway, New York, who some weeks ago made a preliminary examination of the salt and petroleum possibilities of this section, arrived here day before yesterday accompanied by his assistant geologist, Der Hager.

 Dr. Caracristi says that Mr. Hager will remain in the field to complete a full and comprehensive report on the geological, mineralogical and economic value of the mineral found in this park.

 "I am most favorably impressed with what I have seen," said Dr. Caracristi, "but can not go into details until my report is completed. It would not be just to my clients to do or say more and I refer you to Mr. Hager."

 When Mr. Hager was seen he stated the he preferred not to talk for publication until he received more definite instructions from the doctor.

 "You must realize," said he, "that Dr. Caracristi would not be here if he did not fully believe in the possibilities of this section. He is too busy to give his time to insignificant prospects. While he has not expressed his conclusions to me his presence here can only indicate one thing. You can guess this as fully as anyone." Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1901.


 Mr. Edward T. McBride, of Houston, and Miss Florence Sontag, of Lafayette, were married at the Catholic church Thursday evening by Rev. E. Forge. After the religious ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. G. Sontag.

 Mr. and Mrs. McBride left on the afternoon train for Houston where they will make their home. Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1901.

Fond Farewell.

 C. R. Morrill, who has been making his headquarters in Lafayette while in the employ of the Southern Pacific as road-master, left a few days ago to accept the position of division engineer on the G. H. & S. A. railroad at San Antonio. The following gentlemen tendered Mr. Morrill a farewell banquet at the Crescent Hotel: C. D. Boudreaux, Mr. Nicholls, J. T. Allingham, F. O. Cornay, Chas. Debaillon, Wm. Broussard, George Conniff and L. L. Chevalley. The many friends of Mr. Morrill were sorry to part with him, though glad of his promotion. Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1901.


 Our good name in the business world is worth too much to permit us to offer to our customers other goods than of the best class, merely to give out the impressions we are selling "cheap." The first cost of goods of high quality may appear a little higher than the "cheaper" kind, but there is always a saving in the end to the buyer.

 By giving close attention to this point in our business we have naturally attracted to our store hundreds of the best people in the community, who have learned by a careful comparison of quality and prices that our store could be depended on to give the fullest value for their money.

 We have been "doing business at the old stand" for upwards of fifteen years, always keeping pace with the progress of the times, and at no other time in our community successful career have we been better prepared to meet the every day wants of our customers than now. Our big department store is filled with the best that the market affords, and our prices are as low as the lowest for goods of equal quality. All who patronize our store regularly can depend on saving money in the long run and as we cheerfully refund the money on all goods that do not come up to our representations, no one runs any risk in trading at our store.

   Moss & Co.
Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1901.

Attended to by The Police Jury in Regular Meeting.

 The Police Jury met last Thursday with the members present.

 Judge O. C. Mouton representing the Lafayette Refining Company, and Hon. C. C. Brown representing the Carencro Refinery, appeared and asked that the ordinance adopted relative to discharging acids, etc., into the streams of the parish be amended to permit the operation of their respective plants. As the ordinance stood it was to run without violating the ordinance. The sole object of the Jury was to preserve the fish. By motion of Capt. Buchanan the ordinance in question was amended and the following provision added to section one: "Provided that this does not apply to water knows as sweet, used in the manufacture of sugar and containing no deleterious ingredients for fish." District Attorney Campbell appeared and urged the reappointment of Cadet Ovey Herpin to the State University, and it was resolved to reappoint said beneficiary student provided the Jury received satisfactory assurance from President Boyd that he would complete the course of study next scholastic year.

 Sheriff Broussard submitted statement of taxes collected for 1900 with deduction lists and asked for settlement and quietus. Messrs. Labbe, Mouton, Blanchet and Greig were appointed a committee to settle with the sheriff and grant him a quietus.

 President Billeaud was authorized to accept donations for the Boulet, Joseph Girouard, Mallet and Bourque roads in the 5th ward.

 Treasurer Martin was authorized to borrow $1,000 to pay court expenses and assessor's commission.

 Messrs. Mouton and Greig were authorized to repair the clerk's office and provide for drainage of the court square.

 A motion by Capt. Buchanan to prohibit public balls, etc., until further notice, in the interest of public health was lost.

 The treasurer's reports showed following balances; general fund, $6.80; special road fund, $872.

 After approval of accounts the Jury adjourned. Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1901.


 Town and Parish of Lafayette.

 BE IT KNOWN, That on this twenty-third day of July, 1901, before me, Jerome Mouton, a notary public, duly commissioned and qualified in and for the parish of Lafayette, State of Louisiana, in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, personally came and appeared the persons whose signatures are hereto subscribed, who for themselves and such other persons who may hereafter join the Association, declare that availing themselves of the provisions of the laws of the State of Louisiana relative to the organization of corporations, they do by these presents form and constitute themselves (and their associates) a body corporate in law, for the objects and purposes under the agreement and stipulation following, to-wit:

 ARTICLE I. The name, style and title of said corporation shall be the Colored Education Association of the Town and Parish of Lafayette. Its domicile shall be in the town of Lafayette, State of Louisiana; it shall have power and authority to exist and enjoy succession under its said corporate name for the full term and period of ninety-nine years, from and after this day and date; to make use a corporate seal, and the same to break, alter and change at pleasure; to hold, receive, lease, purchase, sell and convey at will or mortgage and hypothecate under its corporate name, both real and personal property; to make and establish such by-laws, rules and regulations for the proper management and regulation of its affairs as may be necessary and proper; and the same to change, alter and amend at pleasure; and generally said corporation shall possess, exercise and enjoy all rights and privileges granted by law to corporations; to sue and be sued in its corporate name, all citations shall be served upon the president, and in his absence or inability to act, upon the vice-president acting in his stead.

ARTICLE II.  The objects and purposes for which this corporation is established are hereby declared to be to promote the public education and moral advancement of the colored people of the town and parish of Lafayette.

 ARTICLE III.  The affairs of this corporation shall be conducted by a board of nine directors composed of members of this Association, who are hereby empowered and directed to elect from their number annually a president and vice-president; they shall also elect a treasurer; five members of the directors shall be a quorum for the transaction of business. They shall be elected annually on the first Monday of September, beginning in the year 1902; who thereafter shall meet within ten days after every election, and elect its officers. The board may elect a secretary whenever it shall deem necessary, and fix his compensation, and may discharge him at will; and shall fix by its by-laws the dues and assessments for the benefit of the Association. The Board of  Directors and officers elected by them shall continue in office until the new board annually to be elected shall be elected, and assume the duties of their office.

 ARTICLE IV.  Members of this Association shall be elected by the Board of Directors; they shall be of good, moral character and standing in the community, and no member of the Association shall ever be held liable or responsible for the contracts or faults of said corporation in any further sum than the unpaid balance due the corporation for dues or assessment levied. Members may resign, giving thirty days' notice of their intention of so doing, and upon payment of all dues or assessments levied for the current year.

ARTICLE V.  This act of incorporation may be changed, modified or altered, or said corporation may be dissolved by a vote of two-thirds of the members present at a meeting for the purpose after thirty days' public and special notice to all the members of said corporation.

 ARTICLE VI.  That first Board of Directors of the corporation shall be composed of the following named parties, viz: F. Hams, August Guidry, L. Griffin Warner, Demas Soloman, Sam Manager, Harry Wallis, Peter Mitchell, Willie Simmons, and Joseph Sonnier,  who shall continue in office until the first Monday of September, 1902, or until their successors are elected and qualified.

 Thus done and passed at my office in the town of Lafayette, parish of Lafayette, State of Louisiana, on this twenty-third day of July, 1901, in the presence of Orther C. Mouton and A. J. Alpha, both competent witnesses who sign these presents with said appearers and me, notary, after due reading.

WM. SIMMONS, per F. Hams;

 Witnesses - A. J. Alpha and Orther C. Mouton.

 JEROME MOUTON, Notary Public.

  State of Louisiana, Parish of Lafayette. 

 Having carefully examined the charter of the Colored Education Association of the Town and Parish of Lafayette, La., and finding that none of its provisions are contrary to the laws of the State of Louisiana, I have on this, the 25th day of July, 1901, approved said charter.
                                          WM. CAMPBELL,
District Attorney, 18th Judicial District of Louisiana.
Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1901.         


Holds an Important Meeting - Appointment of Teachers - Opening of Schools.

 Superintendent Alleman Submits an Interesting Report.

 Lafayette, La,. Sept. 4, 1901. - The Board of School Directors met in special session in compliance with a call from the president. The following members were present: A. Olivier, president; Dr. N. P. Moss, Alex Delhomme, S. J. Montgomery, Jasper Spell. Absent: Dr. R. O. Young, A. C. Guilbeau, Pierre Landry.

 The reading of the minutes of the last meeting was postponed.

 The following report of the committee on appointment of teachers was read by the secretary and after some discussion was adopted:


J. C. Broussard ... Notley Areceneaux

 Guidroz ... Miss Ethel Lacomb


 Indian Bayou ... Miss Edith Joor
Louis Bonin ... Hugh L. Wagner
Duson ... Miss Etta Spell
Ridge ... Jno. W. Falk


  Lafayette High -
 Principal ... W. A. LeRosen
1st Assistant ... Miss Charlotte Devall
2nd Assistant ... Miss Zelia Christian

 Lafayette Primary -
Principal ... Miss Kate L. Trichel
1st Assistant ... Miss Maggie Bagnal
2nd Assistant ... Miss Virgie Younger

 Mouton Switch ... J. C. Martin

 Lafayette Colored -
Principal ... P. L. Breaux
1st Assistant ... Mrs. P. L.  Breaux
2nd Assistant ... Miss L. Maindeburg

Blanchet ... Miss M. E. Olivier
Royville ... Miss Iola A. Bascle
Theall ... Ed Parent

Broussard -
Principal ... C. K. Olivier
1st Assistant ... Miss Edna Sprole

 Comeaux ... Miss Edna Skipwith


 Pilette -
1st Assistant ... R. H. Broussard

Verrot ... Miss Amelie Rochel


Bertrand ... Miss Mary Webb
Whittington ... Miss Lucile O. Sweat
Cormier ... Chas. Sampson
Scott ... Miss Edith L. Mayer.

 A communication from Mr. A. C. Guilbeaux asking for a postponement of the meeting was received and read. The Board took no action on the matter.

 Mr. Pierre Landry came in at this time and took his seat.

 The superintendent read the following report which on motion, duly seconded, was received and ordered spread on the minutes for future action:


 To the Board of School Directors of Lafayette Parish.

 The question of fixing a date for the commencement of the scholastic term for 1901- 1902 should engage the attention of the Board at this time, and on account of the very long interval that has elapsed since the closing of the last session, it would be desirable to open as many schools as possible without further delay; and deciding upon a later date for the opening of those schools classified as summer schools.

 The superintendent takes pleasure in making a partial report to this Board of the condition of school houses and school premises; and believing that neat, comfortable, substantial, and well-furnished school-houses are the first and most important steps toward the improvement of any school system, he asks the attention of the directors to this important subject.

 The schools of the fourth ward are located in such a manner as to give each community access to one of its four schools. There is a distance of four and half or five miles between these schools. The buildings were found to be in fair condition and with a small expenditure the buildings could be made into model district schools. The Sellers schools, however, needs immediate attention to put it in a condition for the coming winter term, Children could not do effective work in a school-house that offers no protection against the inclemencies of a winter season.

 The Roger school in the Sixth ward is situated at some distance from the public road which is a serious disadvantage. The school-house needs immediate attention.

 The benches and desks of all the school-house needs immediate attention.

 The benches and desks of all the schools visited, not even excepting the town school, are in bad condition. They are dilapidated, clumsy and do not conform in any way to the requirements of school desks. Beside being eyesores and injurious to the pupils' backs. they have the disadvantage of costing nearly as much as modern cast-iron desks.

 Few school-house are enclosed by fences and few shade trees on the premises. These are two essential adjuncts to a school-house. The fence tends to preserve and protect the property; the trees beside adding beauty, give comfort on hot days and are thus conducive to better work. It is impossible to do mental work in a small house with a low roof and ceiling on a hot day.

 In a parish system of schools it is a waste of funds to locate schools too near each other. Children have been known to pass the doors of one school to attend one further away. These abuses are under the control of the Board of Directors and could be remedied by embodying in a set of by-laws regulations governing the minimum distance schools should be placed one from the other, and also regulating the minimum average daily attendance of every school. These two regulations would furnish a systematic working basis and would furnish schools to all parts of the parish under the same condition. A school that is not attended should not be kept open.

 In the location of schools exceptions should be made for every community that should levy a special tax for school purposes as provided for in Sec. I., Act No. 131 of 1898.

 Great confusion exists as to the names of the schools in this parish, some schools being known by several names. The Board should give each school a name or a number corresponding to the district in which it is situated. It is advisable to recognize donations to the cause of public education by naming each school after its greatest benefactor.

 For the advancement of the cause of education and to enable the citizens of this parish to profit by Act No. 131 of 1898, relative the raising of a special tax for the support of public schools, it is desirable that the wards of this parish be divided into school districts, the boundaries of which should be as regular as possible and should be recorded in a well bound book kept for that purpose. In the same book the secretary should be required to make plats exhibiting the remaining 16th-section school lands, and to keep a record of all school lots belonging to this parish.

 This parish owns, as nearly as can be ascertained, some two thousand acres of school land which should bring a handsome revenue into the school fund if properly disposed of. The time is approaching when this land must be leased according to law, and the Board should ascertain at once the exactly how much 16th-section school land it owns. There is no definite record of the land in this office. The amount at stake would seem to justify thorough investigation and the employment of a civil engineer and attorney if necessary. The law requires the advertisement of the lands to be leased in a parish paper, but the Board should take it upon itself to authorize the printing of bills announcing the proposed lease and cause one of these bills to be place at every prominent place throughout the entire parish. This would increase the demand for the land and would consequently increase the revenues derived therefrom.

 The matter of investigating the school lands should be placed in the hands of an efficient committee, authorized to look up all available records to find what disposition has been made of all school lands belonging to this parish from the time of its organization.

 It often transpires that boards of school directors lose school lots that have been donated to them or purchased by them, because no steps have been taken to record the act of donation or the act of sale. As a safeguard against happenings of this kind and in the interest of the public schools of this parish it is advisable to appoint a committee familiar with the donors of the school lots of the parish and whose duty it shall be to look uo the titles to these lots and have them recorded when necessary. The secretary should be authorized to make typewritten copies of the deeds, bind them separately, number them and file them among the records of this office.

 The superintendent of this parish has conferred with the superintendent of St. Mary and together they have graded the new books recently adopted by the State Board of Education, and have worked out the course of studies which is attached hereto and submitted to this board for adoption. (The course of studies will be published next Saturday).

 In order to effectively and systematically carry out the course of studies the schools should be graded and classified. The following is recommended.

 To be created.


 Boudreaux, Alex Martin, Jr., J. C. Broussard, Guitroz, (2) Indian Bayou, Louis Bonin, Duson, Ridge, Mouton Switch, Lafayette Primary, Sellers, Blanchet, Theall, Comeaux, Cormier, Stelly, Domingue, Roger, Verrot, Bertrand, Whittington, Cormier, Scott.

 To be created:


 Pilette, Carencro, Broussardville, Royville, Lafayette Colored School.

 To be created:


 Resolutions confining the respective schools to their prescribed courses of studies should be passed.

 As a means of enabling our citizens to avail themselves offered to their children educational advantages offered to their children by the Industrial Institute, and because the district school can not possibly prepare pupils for entrance to that Institute, it is recommended and strongly urged that this Board establish what is known as Central Ward Schools, thus placing a more advanced course of study at a minimum of cost within the reach of every child in the parish. This is the only feasible means of furnishing advanced work to all children in country districts. It may be added that this is no new scheme, but is operated with signal success by all progressive school communities of the east and west.

 The cabinet now in use in this office is not adequate for the safe-keeping of the valuable books and documents belonging to this Board, and as juries often sit in this room, the secretary asks to be authorized to have the cabinet repaired to that it may easily and safely contain the documents on file.

 The superintendent asks to be authorized to purchase registers for use in the school-rooms, report cards for the teachers to send to parents, report blanks for the superintendent to keep in touch with the teachers and their work, a strongly bound book for the purpose of keeping a record of lands and lots, and finally he would ask for the permission to make all necessary which require immediate attention such as building two out-houses for all schools needing them.

 With the request that this report be made a part of the minutes of the Board of School Directors, it is respectfully submitted,
                        L. J. ALLEMAN,
                              Parish Superintendent.

 On motion of Dr. Moss, seconded by Mr. Spell, the following schools were ordered to begin the session of 1991-1902 on Sept. 16:  Lafayette High School, Lafayette Primary School, Carencro, Broussardville, Royville; the following were ordered to open on Oct. 14:  Ridge school, Louis Bonin, Duson. The schools not named to which teachers have been elected, were ordered to open on Nov. 4.

 By motion, duly seconded, the Lafayette colored school was ordered opened with other town schools.

 Mr. R. B. Martin appeared on behalf of this community patronizing the Matthieu school and asked for the opening of the school this coming session. It was moved by Dr. Moss and seconded by Mr. Spell that the superintendent visit the locality of the Matthieu school and make recommendations to the board as to the advisability of opening the school.

 Dr. Moss presented a bill for $1 which he refunded to Theodule Doucet who had paid a double poll tax. The bill was approved and ordered paid.

 Mr. A. M. Martin, assessor, presented his bill for the tax roll of 1901, and on motion, duly seconded, the bill was ordered paid by warrant as soon as the assessor presented his list and it was found correct.

 There being no further business the Board adjourned.
 A. OLIVIER, President.
 L. J. ALLEMAN, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1901.

City Affairs.

 The City Council held a regular and a special meeting this week. The official proceedings will appear in next Saturday's Gazette.

 The finance committee made its report granting a quietus to Former Collector Ducote. The report was adopted.

 The contract of the Water Works and Electric Light committee with the Higgins Oil Company for a year's supply of oil, at 53 cents per barrel was approved.

 Dr. F. E. Girard, and R. O. Wood were granted permission to hold a street fair sometime in October.

 Attorney Elliot's report on collection of municipal licenses was adopted.

 It was decided to contract with Gustave Maas for a new boiler for the power-house at the price of $1,830.

 It was agreed that $1 would be the minimum charge for electric light against any one using a meter. Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1901.

Selected News Notes (Gazette) 9/7/1901.

 Prof. Florent Sontag arrived in Lafayette a few days to remain permanently.

 Louis Lacoste has been quite busy this week supplying the material for the laying of the pipes to the Industrial Institute.

 Nicholson has just received a carload of White Elephant buggies, surreys, road-carts, etc.

 At the last meeting of Lodge 317, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, F. C. Triay was elected legislative representative to serve two years.

 At a recent meeting at Algiers of the representatives of all the labor organizations of all the labor organizations, it was decided to hold a union picnic for the benefit of the steel strikers. Tickets of admission will be sold at 10 cents.

 Israel Prejean, of the second ward, was the first man in the parish to pay his taxes for the year 1901.

 Geo. Carroll, who had been replacing Miss Mayre Littel in the Western Union Telegraph office at this place for the last month, returned to New Orleans Sunday.

 Jake Pefferkorn, who has had ill heatlh for about two months, has taken again his run from Lafayette to Algiers.

 A. J. Richter, excursion agent of the Southern Pacific railroad, was in town Thursday.

 C. R. Ryan, T. P. A. of the Illinois Central at Houston, passed through Lafayette Wednesday on his way to New Orleans.

 Louis Debaillon, son of Judge C. Debaillon, left this week to enter the Marist Brothers' Seminary at Washington, D. C. The Gazette bespeaks for the young man a useful and honorable career in the service of the church.

 Thomas and Joseph Debaillon left Thursday morning for Jefferson College.

 Assessor Martin return this week from Baton Rouge where he had gone on official business.

 The glasses for the show-windows at Abramson's new store are the largest ever brought here.

 At the meeting of Lodge 317, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, F. C. Triay was elected legislative representative to serve two years.
Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1901.





 From the Lafayette Advertiser of  September 7th, 1901:


At its last meeting last Wednesday, the School Board ordered the opening of the following schools Monday, Sept, 16th: The Primary School in the town of Lafayette; Broussardville school; Royville school; Carencro school. All other schools in the parish will be opened the first Monday in November, with the exception of the schools in the second ward, which was ordered to be the second Monday in October.
Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1901.

Falk is First.

 B. Falk is the only merchant in town who has received a few weeks ago the most goods by carloads. One car stoves, one car flour, three cars furniture, one car lime, one car chairs and expect many more as his business capacity teaches him that by carloads he saves a great deal on freight and he gives the benefit to his many customers. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1901.


Telephones Popular.

 H. Giles of the Louisiana and Texas Long Distance Telephone informed us that the number of residences is 932 and that 944 phones will be placed in town. Crowley has 1,375 residences.
Laf. Advertiser 9/7/1901.

The Blue Store.

 The Store Opened on Thursday. On that day and each succeeding day since, the store has been crowded with people. The new fresh goods, and very low prices prove very attractive by themselves, but the opening bargains offered draw the crowd. Take advantage of them, too.


 Married Tuesday at the Catholic Church, Rev. Father Forge officiating, Miss Florence Sontag to Mr. Edward McBride, formerly of this city but now of Houston, Tex. The bride was given away by her brother, Prof. F. Sontag. Miss Florence looked queenly in bridal robes. A reception was held at the bride's home where many friends had assembled to wish the new couple good luck. Mr. McBride is a prosperous young business man from Houston who has many friends in this town to offer congratulations in the choice he has made. The Advertiser joins in saying prosperity, happiness and plenty for ever. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1901.  

Moving to Lafayette.

 Mr. C. K. Darling who has, for several years past, made his home in Canada, will return to Lafayette next week to reside permanently. Mr. Darling was formerly a citizen of Lafayette, and whilst here was one of our best citizens. The Advertiser gladly welcomes him back. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1901.

Businesses Are Advertising.

 The business season is on hand, and the merchants are advertising judiciously. The Advertiser has sent out during this week thousands and thousands of advertising circulars for our merchants. Be in line and let us know the good results of printer's ink.
Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1901.

 Band Officers Elected.

 Last week the members of the Brass Band met at the Century Club and organized. The following officers were elected:  Dr. G. A. Martin, President; Dr. E. E. Girard, Vice-President; H. A. Van der Cruyssen, Secretary; and Walter Mouton, Treasurer.

 The band will be composed as follows:

 Cornets: Walter Mouton, Eli Billeaud, Dr. F. E. Girard, Davis, Chas. Taylor.

 Clarinets: J. Dauriac, B. Broussard.

 Picolo: F. Bonnet.

 Altos: Pierre Gerac, Adolphe Mouton, Van der Cruyssen, Lucius Prudhomme.

 Tenors: Geo. A. DeBlanc, Frank Moss.

 Trombones: Dr. G. A. Martin, J. Gabriel.

 Basse: F. V. Mouton, Chas. Jeanmard, F. E. Voorhies.

 Baryton:  L. F. Ingouff.

 Snare Drum: Emmanuel Pellerin.

 Base Drum: L. Lacoste.
Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1901.  

 Triay Elected.

 At the last convention of the Brotherhood of R. R. Trainmen by laws were provided for a Legislature representative to be elected by each subordinate lodge at large, to form a legislative board in each state and territory. F. C. Triay was elected to represent Morgan Lodge 317, for the term of two years. Laf. Advertiser 9/7/1901.

 Back From N. Y.

 Felix Salles, of the firm of Mouton and Salles, returned from New York and other markets. As soon as his new stock arrives the public will have an opportunity of seeing one of the best and most tastefully selected line of goods ever brought to Lafayette.

Entrance Exams.

 Prof. Stephens of the Industrial Institute states that the entrance examinations will be held on the 18th of this month, but that those who wish, may take the examination at any time before then. Prof. Stephens requests that parents will accompany their children and remain during their examination. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1901.

Taking Stock in School Board.

 In the parlance of Wall street the stock of the School Board of Lafayette parish has gone up several points since the Board has commenced giving the public undoubted proof of its determination to elevate the standard of the schools of the parish. Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1901.

Hebrew New Year.

 Next Saturday, Sept. 14th, will be the Hebrew New Year. Services will be held at the Synagogue. On the same day there will be lectures to which the public is invited. Laf. Advertiser 9/7/1901.

Anse la Butte.

 Judge Burke of New Iberia, who is stockholder in the Anse la Butte Co., was a visitor to Lafayette Wednesday. In a conversation with an Advertiser reporter he stated that the well had reached a depth of 740 feet, and that the drill had passed through 370 feet of salt. He further added that the company had ample funds and intended going down 1,500 or 2,000 feet, if necessary, as they would not give up until they were positive that it would be useless to continue boring. In case the well should prove a duster, the company would work the salt mine. On Tuesday all the stockholders of the Anse la Butte Co.  were in Lafayette, and went out to the well. The expert Caricristi was with them. He has been engaged by the company for a few days, but for what purpose we were unable to ascertain. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1901.

 Special Meeting of the City Council.

                        Lafayette, La., 1901.
  A special meeting of the city council was held this day, with Mayor C. D. Caffery presiding.

 Members present:  A. E. Mouton, J. O. Mouton, B. Falk, G. A. DeBlanc, F. E. Girard, F. Demanade and H. Hohorst.

 Moved by G. A. DeBlanc seconded by B. Falk that privileges of streets be allowed for the purpose of a street Fair to be given in this town, the latter part of October, location to be approved by city council to Messrs. Dr. F. E. Girard and R. O. Wood. Motion adopted.

 Mr. A. E. Mouton chairman of E. L. & W. W. committee reported having received quotations from the following named firms, as per instructions of the council at last regular meeting.

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 Mr. A. E. Mouton asked for instructions, and it was thereupon,
  Moved by B. Falk seconded by F. E. Girard that the committee be empowered to order one tank car fuel oil at 48 cents per barrel for use at the Plant.

 A vote being taken resulted as follows:

 Yeas: H. Hohorst, B. Falk and F. E. Girard.

 Nays: A. E. Mouton, J. O. Mouton, G. A. DeBlanc, F. Demanade, motion rejected.

 Moved by F. Demanade seconded by G. A. DeBlanc that contract with Higgins Oil Co., made by W. W. & E. L. Committee for a years supply of fuel oil, 2,600 barrels more or less, at 58 cents per barrel be approved and that committee order necessary Oil to run the plant. Motion adopted.
C. D. CAFFERY, Mayor.
Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1901.

City Council Proceedings.

 The City Council met in regular session with Mayor C. D. Caffery presiding.

 The following members were present: A. E. Mouton, J. O. Mouton, B. Falk, Geo. A. DeBlanc, F. E. Girard, F. Demanade and H. H. Hohorst.

 Minutes of last regular meeting were read and approved.

 Moved and seconded that the finance committee report be accepted. Motion carried.

Lafayette, La., Aug. 27th, 1901.

 To the honorable Mayor and councilmen of the town of Lafayette.

 Gentlemen ;  Your finance committee respectfully report that they have this day examined and checked off the assessment book of the year 1899 funding all correct and as follows;

 Amount roll 1889 ... $10,774.69
 Back taxes ... $44.56
 Total ... $10,819.25

 Less deduction list $418.70

 Amount collected and turned over to Treasurer ... $10,400.55

 We recommend that a quietus in full for all collections to May 1st, 1901 be given to ex-collector Jos. Ducote.
              Respectfully submitted,

 Treasurer's Report :

 General Fund for August 1901.

 Cash on hand Aug. 1 ... $881.32
 School Tax ... $10.79
 Regular Tax ... $40.47
 Licenses ... $92.25
 Interest ... $8.14
 Paid back special fund $3,086.28
 Total $4129.25


 Warrants Paid ... $586.56
 Cash on Hand ... $3,542.69
 Total ... $4,129.69


 Special Tax ... $26.98
 Lights ... $250.50
 Water ... $103.45
 Installations ... $45.95
 Notes discounted First Nat. Bk $4, 129.80
 Total ... $4,556.68


 Warrant Paid ... $915.38
 Paid Gen'l Fund Money ... $3,096.28
 Borrowed ... $545.05
 Total ... $4,556.68

 Respectfully submitted,
                 F. V. MOUTON, Treasurer.

 The Water Works and Electric Light Committee reported progress in matter of laying pipes to Industrial Institute and that the tank for oil storage has arrived, and committee further reported that they had been compelled to purchase 6 inch pipes instead of 4 inches, as was originally intended owing to absolute impossibility of getting 4 inch pipes.

 Moved and duly seconded that pending consideration of the contract made with the Higgins Oil Co. by the water-works and electric light committee for oil, under resolutions adopted at last meeting that committee ordered one tank car of oil for use at plant at lowest possible price.

 Resolved further that said contract be laid over to next meeting for consideration. Motion adopted.

 The following bills were approved :

 Safety Electric Co. ... $46.30
 J. D. Street & Co. ... $110.50
 Stauss & Co. ... $12.50
 L. Lacoste ... $155.60
 A. E. Mouton ... $54.82
 P. Guchereau ... $78.90
 W. Duhon ... $16.40
 W. G. Coyle ... $79.13
 W. G. Coyle ... $80.36
 Falk & Hannen ... $124.20
 Gen. Elect. Co. ... $6.60
 Gen. Elect. Co. ... $101.25
 F. Ham ... $5.00
 A. E. Mouton ... $2.92
 V. Breaux ... $3.00
 W. Duhon ...  $2.10
 Dr. J. F. Mouton ... $2.00
 F. Demanade ... $42.35
 Rin and Broussard ... $4.00
 C. D. Caffery ... $13.80
 A. Hirsch ... $.80

 Moved and seconded that warrant for $5.00 be drawn for funeral of Mary Jackson, colored, in favor of Rev. F. Ham. Carried.

 Moved and seconded that the collector collect $20.00 according to law for license. Carried.

 Moved and duly seconded that attorney Elliot's report on collections be accepted and spread on minutes. Carried.

 Moved and seconded that the City Council accepts dedication to public use of street offered by Dr. T. B. Hopkins, extending from the water works and electric plant to Compress street, same to be not less than 50 feet wide, and street committee is instructed and authorized to have lines of said street marked out, and have same graded. Adopted.

 Moved by Geo. A. DeBlanc seconded by B. Falk that the council buy another boiler for water works and electric plant same to be a duplicate of the boiler purchased in 1899 upon specifications to be furnished by the Hartford Steam Boiler and Inspection Co.

 Resolved further that the W. W. & E. L. committee be authorized to purchase and to obtain delivery of same at earliest possible date and upon the same terms as the first boiler was acquired.

 Resolved further that the contract for same be closed by the committee with Mr. Gustave Maas, for the sum of $1,830.00 Carried.

 Moved and seconded that the mayor be authorized to notify superintendent of the Southern Pacific Rail Road Co. at once that the city council will within 5 days proceed to fix railroad crossing at Second street. Carried.

 Moved and seconded that minimum charge of $1.00 be made against all persons using light meters.

 There being no further business the council adjourned.
 C. D. CAFFERY, Mayor.
 L. LACOSTE, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1901.

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 9/7/1901.

 Monday the new boiler for the water-works' plant was ordered by the city council.

 Prof. F. Sontag, who will have charge of the music department at the Industrial School arrived Monday.

 Now that Lafayette will have a street fair, Falk is sure he will lead the crowd by his cheap goods.

 If a grown person had to go every day where the High School is now situated he would be tired of the trip. Now what do you think about the poor little children?

 Miss Eugenie Hebert has returned from Crowley, where she spent part of her vacation, and has resumed work at T. M. Biossat's store.

 A union meeting of all unions in Algiers has decided to give a monster union picnic for the benefit of the steel strikers. Tickers of admission will be 10cts. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1901.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 9/7/1901.

 Prof. S. C. Landry of Broussardville paid the Advertiser an appreciated visit Tuesday last.

 The 16,000 gallon tank for fuel oil was received at the waterworks' plant last Monday.

 Monday the new boiler for the water-works plant was ordered by the city council.

 C. F. Melchert is building a new residence. B. F. Anderson is the contractor.

 A movement is on foot to have a street fair at Lafayette. This is the right move, push it.

 Willie Graser has been sworn in as police officer at the Opera House.

 Dr. H. P. Beeler returned to Lafayette Saturday, after a delightful visit to his parents in Louisville, Ky.

 If a grown person had to go every day where the High School is now situated he soon would be tired of the trip. Now what do you think about the poor little children?

 Miss Eugenie Hebert has returned from Crowley, where she spent a part of her vacation, and has resumed work at T. M. Biossat's store.

 Cotton is coming in daily, and it will soon be a common thing to see numbers of wagons passing on their way to the different gins.

 The nicest cottage in town, we believe, is one of Hon. P. DeClouet. Contractor Anderson deserves credit of this work.

 H. Giles of the Louisiana and Texas Long Distance Telephone - informed us that the number of residences in Lafayette is 932 and that 944 phones will be placed in town. Crowley has 1,375 residences.

 Mr. C. K. Darling who has, for several years past, made his home in Canada, will return to Lafayette next week to reside permanently. Mr. Darling was formerly a citizen of Lafayette and whilst here was one of her best citizens. The Advertiser gladly welcomes him back.

 Emile Pefferkorn requested us to say that the painting done by C. E. Cary, at his residence, inside and outside, is entirely to his satisfaction and invites his friends to come and see the nice work.

 Civil Engineer C. S. Babin was absent almost the whole week surveying the vicinity of Anse la Butte. 
Lafayette Advertiser  9/7/1901.

From the Lafayette Gazette of September 7th, 1895:

Meeting at Falk's Hall.

 There was a political meeting at Falk's hall last Monday. We do not know its purposes and intentions; but suffice to say that it was profoundly "anti," being opposed to everything except "a change." This latter was, it appears, one of the stringent necessities of the future. Some Democrats were not allowed enter the hall while others were received with open arms. This struck some people as peculiar and was very much commented upon. The meeting was evidently not held to "save the Democratic party" but it was probably called to "save the country," which, they would have us believe, is going to the demnition bow-wows" since a certain number of gentlemen are "out of jobs" as Ingalls would say it. One present office-holder, in particular, is held responsible for all the ills imaginable, and of course, if the political scalp of this unfortunate individual is not tomahawked, nothing short of an old-time miracle will save the republic from complete dissolution.

 Some Democrats were denied admittance because they were not opposed to the re-election of Sheriff Broussard. "Pro-Isaac" or "anti-Isaac" seems to have been the pass-word. It did not matter if your Democracy was as white as the lily and pure as that of "Old Hickory," you could not gain admittance to the sacred domain of Falk's hall unless you possessed the additional qualification of being "agin Ike." Why the sheriff is made the object of so much fierce opposition the majority of the people of Lafayette do not understand.

 It seems that the speakers dwelt particularly upon the crying need of "a change." It would have been interesting perhaps to have had the speakers suggest the names of those they desired "changed in," if we are allowed the expression.

 It is rumored that the object of the meeting is to nominate a ticket for district, parish and ward officers, independently of the action of the party. The Gazette refuses to believe this rumor as some men connected with the move have always been warm advocates of party nominations, especially by primaries.

 As this paper had no representative present we take the following account of the meeting from the N. O. Picayune:

 Lafayette, La., Sept 2. - (Special.) -- The first open demonstration of the anti-administration faction was made at Falk's Hall to-day, when some fifty men from various parts of the parish held a meeting to formulate a ticket for all parochial and ward officers. The meeting was held behind closed doors and none but anti-administration men were admitted. Judge Debaillon called the meeting to order. Organization was perfected by electing A. A. Labbe as chairman and Dr. F. W. Courtney and A. Bacque as secretaries. Several speeches were made by Messrs. Wm. Campbell, Jos. A. Chargois and others, expressing very strong convictions as to the success of the movement at the next general election. An executive was appointed to formulate a ticket, to be submitted to a mass meeting in the future. The committee will meet Monday to effect the desired object. The Lafayette Advertiser was chosen the official journal of the faction, and the meeting adjourned.
Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1895.

Give a Brilliant Concert and Hold Successful Meetings.

 Pursuant to the announcement made in the local papers the district convention of the W. C. T. U. convened in Falk's Opera House Wednesday night. In the opening ceremonies were included a concert by the local talent ably assisted by Miss Anna Grant, of New Iberia. There was a good attendance of the people of the town and vicinity. To the delegates from the societies of the neighboring towns who had arrived during the day Mayor A. J. Moss extended a hearty welcome. He said:

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 At the conclusion of Judge Moss' address Mrs. Creighton Wallis, president of the Lafayette society, welcomed the young ladies in appropriate words. Mrs. Roller, a prominent worker in the temperance cause, responded for the visitors.

 The audience was then treated to some excellent singing by Miss Anna Grant and Messrs. Laberge and Van der Cruyssen and to choice musical selections by Miss Jaufroid and Messrs. Van der Cruyssen, Laberge, Campbell and Jannaro. Miss Zerelda Bailey accompanied Messrs. Van der Cruyssen and Laberge on the piano. This is the first time the people of Lafayette have had an opportunity to listen to Miss Grant. This charming young lady possesses a voice of great sweetness. She sang with the greatest ease and much effect. Her soft and silvery voice poured forth sweet and tender notes with such delicacy poured forth sweet and tender notes with such delicacy and taste that even the unmusical ear drank in the melodious sounds with breathless attention. The Gazette compliments the ladies of the W. C. T. U. in having brought to Lafayette such a sweet singer.

 The convention met Thursday and Friday. The following is an outline of its exercises and labor.

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 Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1895.

Dr. Mayer to Broussardville.

 We are reliably informed that Dr. Fred Mayar will soon locate at Broussard to practice medicine. The people of that town and section are to be congratulated upon having such a worthy gentleman and skilled physician take up his residence among them. We wish the doctor much success.

New Store.

 Gus Schmulen will open a store in the building formerly occupied by Mouton Bros. on the 20th instant. He will introduce the cent system, and his place of business will known as the "Racket Store." Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1895.

 Oysters Soon.

 A large sign just painted in Paul Demanade's store tells us that this gentlemen will soon be ready to sell oysters to the people of Lafayette. In connection with this it is not out of order to state that Paul is still running a lunch stand. Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1895.

 A Competent Druggist.

 It gives us pleasure to state that Paul Bailey, our young townsman, prescription clerk at Clegg's drug store, has after several years of close application, been granted by the State Board of Examiners, a certificate of proficiency, and as a competent druggist, after a most rigid examination. We are glad to say also, his percentage was high. Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1895.

 Darling New Resident.

 C. K. Darling, a jeweler from Abbeville, was in town Monday with a view to locate in our town. We have been informed that he has made arrangements with Messrs. Mouton Bros. for the erection of a store-front building by the side of their new store. Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1895.

Hello Picayune!

 The following is from The Picayune's "Telephone Column of last Sunday:

 "Hello Picayune !  Sheriff Broussard of Lafayette parish, was in the city to-day, and left during the day for his home. Ike said that his enemies were working hard to defeat his re-election, and that one candidate had been given $2,000 to make the race against him. But Mr. Broussard declares that he can not be beaten and will get another term. The reason of the opposition, he said, was the assertion, merely, by those opposing him that he had filled the office long enough." Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1895.


 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 9/7/1895..

 Public schools throughout the parish will be opened Monday. It is expected that the attendance will be very large, especially in the town schools.

 Miss Boas has opened her school with a satisfactory attendance. In additon to the regular studies she teaches music and stenography.

 The election to take in the additions was held last Monday and as the vote was unanimous for annexation Lafayette will soon be "herself again."

 Sam Plonsky, assistant weigher at the New Orleans Mint, was in Lafayette this week visiting his parents.

 In another column will be found an advertisement offering for sale one of the loveliest farms in the State. This is indeed a rare opportunity for home-seekers and investors in real estate. The Beausejour Park, situated on the Vermilion, is a part of this farm.  

 Will Graser has been awarded the contract to cover the refinery with galvanized iron.

 Dr. Fred Mayer and sister, Miss Hilda, were in Lafayette this week week.

 Louis Lacoste and Eddie McBride went to New Iberia Sunday on pleasure.

 Mr. Felix Demanade returned home Monday night from New Orleans.

 Some of our local wheelmen will participate in the tournament at St. Martinville on the 15th instant.

 Orin, son of Dr. Hopkins, has graduated at Hill's Commercial school at Waco, Texas, and is expected home shortly.

 Charles Caffery, the well known lawyer, had a very neat sign painted.
Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1895.

City Council Proceedings.
Lafayette, La., Sept. 5, 1895.

 At the regular meeting of the City Council held this evening these were present:  Mayor A. J. Moss, Dr. J. D. Trahan, Messrs. J. O. LeBlanc, Jos. Ducote, O. C. Mouton, T. M. Biossat and Leo Doucet.
Absent: B. Falk.

 Minutes of Aug. 5, were read and approved.

 The committee to have grass cut on sidewalks made a report verbally and of the $75 appropriated for same there was used $73.24 leaving a balance of $1.75. Said committee having been discharged.

 Committees appointed to contract with printing house to have charter of corporation and ordinances compiled in pamphlet form submitted the pamphlets, which was done Creole-American as lowest bidder. Work accepted by Council.

 Moved and seconded by T. M. Biossat seconded by Jos. Ducote that pamphlets be adopted and committee be discharged.

 Moved by O. C. Mouton seconded by Leo Doucet, that mayor may appoint a committee of three to make a list of names of people to whom pamphlets containing ordinances shall be given and constable be given same to distribute according to said committee: O. C. Mouton, Dr. J. D. Trahan and T. M. Biossat.

Lafayette, La., Sept. 2, 1895.

 To the Hon. Mayor and members of the City Council of the town of Lafayette.

 I have collected the following sums since last report as follows:

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 Respectfully submitted,
             D. J. VEAZEY,
        Constable and Collector.

Lafayette, La., Sept. 2, 1895.

 To the Hon. Mayor and members of City Council of Lafayette La.


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 Respectfully submitted,
   D. V. GARDEBLED, Treasurer.
 Sept. 2, 1895.
        Moved by Dr. Trahan, seconded by Jos. Ducote, that report of collector and treasurer be accepted.

 Mr. R. C. Greig appeared before Council for Alf. Hebert who was appointed a committee by Police Jury to confer with said Council for the purpose of obtaining aid from them to secure the next meeting of the State Agricultural Society at this place, and act in conjunction with the above parties.

 Moved by Dr. Trahan, seconded by Jos. Ducote, that a committee of three be appointed by mayor to act in conjunction with the above named gentlemen.

 Mayor appointed on said committee T. M. Biossat, R. C. Greig and I. A. Broussard.

 The following accounts were approved:

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 The following is a resolution offered by Dr. Trahan, seconded by O. C. Mouton.

 Resolved, That the constable in making his report, be ordered hence - first, to insert the name of parties against whom fines are imposed for the taking up of stock and hogs at large within the limits of the corporation.

 Yeas - O. C. Mouton, J. O. LeBlanc, Jos. Ducote, Leo Doucet, T. M. Biossat and Dr. Trahan. Nays - None.

 Moved by O. C. Mouton, seconded by Jos. Ducote, that secretary publish from collector's cash book the amount of fines collected on stock and names of parties from whom collected - from May 13, 1895 to date.

 The following ordinance relative to bawdy houses of prostitution.

 SECTION 1. Be it ordained by the mayor and City Council of the town of Lafayette, that bawdy houses or houses of prostitution are hereby declared a nuisance, and prohibited.

 SECTION II. That upon written complaint to the mayor of the existence of any bawdy house or house of prostitution and the mayor be satisfied that such to be the fact, he shall direct the constable to close the same.

 SECTION III. That should any person or persons resist the constable or refuse to comply with the order to close, on conviction thereof, shall each be fined in a sum, not exceeding one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding thirty days, or both at the discretion of the mayor.

 SECTION IV. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance, be and the same are hereby repealed.

 SECTION V.  That this ordinance shall take effect from and and after its passage.

 Votes as follows:  Yeas - Dr. J. D. Trahan, T. M. Biossat, O. C. Mouton, Leo Doucet and J. O. LeBlanc. Nays - Jos. Ducote.

 Moved by O. C. Mouton seconded by Jos. Ducote, that mayor be authorized to contract for the making of the city assessment roll.

 Fines collected on stock roaming at large in town of Lafayette since May 15, 1895.

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 There being no further business the Council adjourned to meet on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1895.
BAXTER CLEGG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 9/7/1895.





 From the Lafayette Advertiser of September 7th, 1901:


 The Blue Store opened on Thursday. On that day and each succeeding day since, the store has been crowded with people. The new fresh goods, and very low prices prove very attractive by themselves, but the opening bargains offered draw the crowd. 

Laf. Advertiser 9/7/1901.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 9/7/1901.

 Miss Aimee Martin has secured a position at Levy Bros.' Store.

 The 16,000 gallon tank for fuel oil was received at the waterworks' plant last Monday.

 Dr. F. R. Martin, coroner of Acadia parish, was in Lafayette Monday.

 C. F. Melchert is building a new residence. B. F. Anderson is the contractor.

 Monday the new boiler for the water-works' plant was ordered by the city council.

 A movement is on foot to have a street fair at Lafayette. This is the right move, push it.

 Willie Graser has been sworn in as police officer at the Opera House.

 Dr. H. P. Beeler returned to Lafayette Saturday, after a delightful visit to his parents in Louisville, Ky.

 Prof F. Sontag, who will have charge of the music department at the Industrial school arrived Monday.

 If a grown person had to go every day where the High School is now situated he soon would be tired of the trip. Now what do you think about the poor little children?

 H. Giles of the Louisiana and Texas Long Distance Telephone informed us that the number of residences in Lafayette is 932 and that 944 phones will be placed in town. Crowley has 1,375 residences.

 Mr. C. K. Darling who has, for several years past, made his home in Canada, will return to Lafayette next week to reside permanently. Mr. Darling was formerly a citizen of Lafayette and while here was one of our best citizens. The Advertiser gladly welcomes him back.

 In the parlance of Wall street the stock of the School Board of Lafayette parish has gone up several hundred points since the Board has commenced giving the public undoubted proof of its determination to elevate the standard of the schools of the parish.

 Felix Salles, of the firm of Mouton and Salles, has returned from New York and other markets. As soon as his new stock arrives the public will have an opportunity of seeing one of the best and most tastefully selected line of goods ever brought to Lafayette.

 Prof. Stevens of the Industrial Institute states that the entrance examination will be held on the 18th. of this month, but that those who wish, may take the examination at any time before then. Stephens requests that parents will accompany their children and remain during their examination.


 Married Tuesday at the Catholic Church, Rev. Father Forge officiating, Miss Florence Sontag to Mr. Edward T. McBride, formerly of this city but now of Houston, Texas. The bride was given away by her brother, Prof. F. Sontag. Miss Florence looked queenly in her bridal robes. A reception was held at the bride's home where many friends had assembled to wish the new couple good luck. Mr. McBride is a prosperous young business man from Houston who has many friends in this town to offer congratulations in the choice he has made. The Advertiser joins in wishing prosperity, happiness and plenty forever.
Laf. Advertiser 9/7/1901.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of September 7th, 1889:

The Advertiser's 25th Year... - With this issue the Advertiser enters upon its twenty-fifth year. It scarcely seems so long ago to us since first we shyly mounted the "tripod," with many fears and forebodings; for although the life of a newspaper man is full of "vexations of spirit," on the whole we have found more in our association with our patrons and the public to remember with pleasure and to commend than otherwise. For their encouragement and support we have a deep appreciation, and make our grateful acknowledgements. We enter upon the duties of another year cheerfully and hopefully, trusting to do right. Well, to you all - "Here's luck!" Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1889.

Lafayette, La., Sept. 2d. 1889

 Mr. Editor : A number of shareholders, having withdrawn from the Lafayette Building and Loan Association from various causes, we would say through your paper, in order to quiet any uneasiness among other shareholders, that at the present time we have at the least four hundred shares of stock, held by 67 shareholders, which we are assured will be kept in force. Payments on these shares will produce say $400 per month, which with interest, $54.50 will make the monthly income of the Association over $450. The amount due withdrawing shareholders is $1,730.20, which will be liquidated from the monthly receipts in the order that withdrawal notices were filed with the Secretary, in accordance with the provisions of Article IX of the Charter. The Board of Directors will be as liberal to these withdrawing members as is consistent with justice to those members who have joined the Association for the purpose of securing loans.

The unearned profits standing to the credit of withdrawn shares will of course be divided among the remaining shares that furnish the funds to liquidate indebtedness, and will produce for them as much profit as if the money were loaned at the usual rate of premium.

There is no occasion for uneasiness on the part of anyone: the borrowers will be protected in their holdings as long as they fulfill their obligations; the non-borrowers will add additional profit to their shares; withdrawing members will be paid in full every cent due them; and the temporary version of income from being loaned will soon cease, and the Association go on with its mission of usefulness in aiding its members to secure homes or improve property they already possess.

(Signed) E. H. Vordenbaumen, President; C. O. Mouton, Vice-President; W. M. Kelly, N. P. Moss, B. Falk and J. H. Callen -- Directors. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1889.

  BASE BALL - The game last Sunday afternoon between the "Red Stockings," of St. Martinville, and the "Crescents," of Lafayette, was attended by quite a large audience, which was graced by a number of the fair sex. Both clubs were in uniform, and presented an attractive and pleasing picture of youthful vigor and spirit. There was enough good playing exhibited to make the game interesting, and it was close enough to be exciting. The contest was warm and spirited throughout, and though beaten, the St Martinville boys displayed good mettle. The Crescents won the game by one run. Following is the score by innings:

Innings - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Red Stockings......................1 6 1 3 0 0 2 0 2 --15.
Crescents.............................6 3 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 --16.

We congratulate the Crescents upon winning their maiden game, and can say for them that they possess good material, are earnest and square players, and are gentlemen of unexceptional bearing and deportment on the field; but they need practice in position. A nine practiced in position, though composed of ordinarily good players, will beat a picked nine of superior players, playing off positions, two games in three.

Just after the game the Crescents went around to Col. Petty's studio and had their "picture took." It is an excellent photograph, and the boys make quite a pious looking group. We would advise every farmer in the parish to procure a copy at once. With one stuck in a cotton patch we will guarantee that every caterpillar will die in twenty-four hours - or early piety.

Thursday night Mrs. J. O. Mouton, Mrs. W. W. Wall, Mrs. Frank Gardner, Mrs. Geo. Parish and Mrs. O. J. Sprole gave the "Crescents" a delightful entertainment in the spacious dining hall of the Lincoln Avenue Hotel, which they rented for the occasion. A number of fair young ladies were in attendance, and dancing glided into the "wee sma' hours" before a "home run" was made. If this is the way they are going to fare, we believe we will join the club ourselves. It is fortunate, perhaps, that this pleasure was not postponed until next week, as our boys might not feel so much like dancing after butting against the Abbeville kids to-morrow.

Manager Bowen informs us that the Abbeville "Red Stockings" will certainly be here to-morrow, (the 8th,) when a close and interesting game may be expected. It is hoped that the ladies will take an interest in the contest, and give inspiration and encouragement by their presence. But for the fact that some of our boys knew that bright eyes were upon and tender hearts were throbbing for their success, it is strongly suspicioned that the St. Martinville boys would have gone home singing a different tune. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1889.

Democrats on the March. - Last Wednesday night the Democrats of Lafayette paraded our streets with torches and transparencies, to the inspiring strains of martial music, in celebration of Hon. Andrew Price's brilliant victory. The services of the excellent Breaux Bridge band were had for the occasion. Strange to relate, although a lot of splendid musicians (were available) not one of them could be found to blow a Minor note. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1889.

 Hied Them Thither. - On Friday the 30th ult. a party of young people, chaperoned by Mrs. Parrish, hied them thither to Mouton's bridge and spent an enjoyable day picnicking in the woods. There were present Misses Ada Olivier, Lizzie Cavans, Helen Parrish, Rosa Cayard, Stella Owen, Emma Clark, Sweetie Darling, and Little Miss Mattie Wall; and Messrs. J. Bowen, H. Caldwell, R. Darling, W. M. Kelly, A. Cayard, Albert Doucet, Capt. Pelham and Master Clyde Parrish. On returning to town the party wound up in an enjoyable dance at the residence of Mrs. Ovignac Olivier. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1889.


 Following are the official returns of the votes cast for Representatives to the 51st Congress from the 3rd District of Louisiana, to succeed the Hon. E. J. Gay, deceased, at an election in Lafayette parish, on Tuesday, September 3rd, 1889:

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 This was one of the quietest and most orderly elections ever held in this parish. We failed to hear of a single disturbance at any of the polls, or even the shadow of interference or intimidation. The fond prediction by the Republicans of bulldozing and intimidation at the polls failed most signally to materialize. In fact, neither party exhibited the spirit and enthusiasm which the occasion demanded. This is shown by comparison with the votes cast at elections just prior to this. In the Nicholls-Warmoth election. April, 1888, Nicholls received 1,708 votes, and Warmoth 1,234. Here is a falling off for Price of 381 votes, and for Minor of 353 votes. In the Presidential election of November, 1888, the Republicans did not turn out and vote, but Cleveland received 1,373 votes and Gay 1,367 votes. Here is a falling off for Price of 46 votes from Cleveland and 40 votes from Gay. There is no bulldozing in the figures. The recent election in this parish was won by the Democratic party on its merits and Mr. Price's victory cannot be questioned. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1889.


 Morgan Lodge No. 317, Brotherhood of Railroad Brakemen, of Lafayette, are still making active preparation for their grand fancy dress and calico ball, to be given at Falk's Hall on the 27th inst. We are requested to state that Mr. Henry J. Church will receive sealed bids until September the 15th (at which time the bids will be opened), for the separate privileges of selling refreshments - lemonade, etc., - on the second floor, and supper on the first floor, during the entertainment. Mr. Church will cheerfully give any further information desired upon the subject. No intoxicating liquors will be permitted to be sold at the Opera House on that occasion. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1889.

 Delightful Soiree.

 Last Saturday night a delightful soiree was given by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Coffey in honor of Miss Bertha Nevue. With kind attentive hose and hostess, and in such agreeable company, the occasion was one of unalloyed enjoyment - 

     "When youth and pleasure meet
     To chase the golden hours with flying          feet."

 Among those present were Misses Estelle Gerac, Edna Gardiner, Z. Bailey, E. Guillotte, Nella Bailey, J. Berice and Ada Olivier; and Messrs. V. Gardebled, J. Bowen, W. Gardiner, B. Lawton, G. Bailey, H. Gerac, A. Hebert, P. McLosky, F. Bonvillain, H. Caldwell, J. Landry, P. Gerac, H. Schayot. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1889.

 Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., Sept. 2nd, 1889. - The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: Messrs. C. P. Alpha, J. G. St. Julien, C. C. Brown, A. A. Delhomme and Ford Huffpauir. Absent O. Theriot.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 On motion of Mr. Brown, the committee on Opelousas road was given further time.

 The committee appointed to contract for a bridge at Olidon Broussard's ferry made the following report.

 To Hon. Police Jurors of Lafayette and Vermilion Parishes: Your committee, having taken into consideration numerous bids and specifications for a bridge at Broussard's ferry, have accepted the bid of C. D. Stewart, subject to your approval; and if approved by you, we recommend that a committee be appointed to draw up a contract with said party. Trusting that this will meet with your approval, we remain respectfully, O. Cade, J. T. Broussard, H. Huffpauir, A. Theall, D. Broussard.

  The following is the bid submitted to the committee, and accepted by them, with plans and specifications attached:

     OPELOUSAS, LA., Aug. 16th, 1889.
  To the Committee: I propose to build the bridge at the above mentioned place, according to plans and specifications furnished by me, of quality and material described in my specifications, in a good, substantial manner, with a guarantee for two year, furnishing the best security for one half the amount of the bridge. I will build the same for the sum of $2,252.50. I remain etc.,
                    C. D. STEWART.
  On motion of Mr. Huffpauir the following the resolution was adopted:

 Be it Resolved, That the report of the committee on the bridge at Olidon Broussard's be accepted, and that the President appoint a committee of two to draw up a contract with Mr. C. D. Stewart, conjointly with alike committee from Vermilion parish. This resolution not to be binding unless concurred by the Police Jury of Vermilion.

 The following committee was appointed, agreeable to the foregoing: O. Cade and O. Theriot.

 A petition from the citizens of the 4th ward was read as follows:

 We, the undersigned, residents of the 4th ward, agree to give a public road, commencing at the Royville road and running East to the limits of the parish.

 The said road is now open forty feet wide, more or less, and has all been donated with the exception of fourteen arpents, lineal measure, belonging to Jules Langlinais, who donates on condition that he be not required to cut his hedge adjoining said road. We pray you to accept and have recorded in the archives of the parish these donations.   (Signed) Jules Langlinais, Alex Langlinais, R. LeBlanc, Mme. Ursin Langlinais.

 On motion of Mr. St. Julien, the following was adopted:

 Resolved: That the prayer of petitioners is hereby granted, the documents ordered filed, and the road declared a public thoroughfare.

 The following communication was submitted:

 To the Honorable Police Jury: Having received notice by your Honorable body, notifying me to remove my hedge of Cherokee rose; and while willing to do so of my hedge interferes in any way with the public road, I would respectfully submit that Mr. Romain Francez, the surveyor, stated to me, in the presence of Mr. Aime Landry, that the last survey made was wrong, and that I need not be afraid that I could be forced to cut my hedge, as I had 24 feet outside of the present picket marking the division of land. Having planted my hedge 25 feet inside of my picket, I have 5o feet on the outside of my hedge. Hoping that your Honorable body will see that justice is done to all parties, I remain yours, respectfully, CLEMILE TRAHAN.

 The following by Mr. Huffpauir, was adopted: Considering the foregoing communication.

 Be it Resolved, That Romain Francez is hereby ordered to survey the public road mentioned and establish the line where it should be without delay, or refund to the parish the amount he received for the survey of said road.

 The following petition was read:

 To the Honorable the President and the Members of the Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette, La.: The petition of the undersigned, citizens of the 4th and 5th wards of this parish, with respect represents: That they desire a new ward be cut out and formed of portions of the 4th and 5th wards of this parish within the following described limits, to-wit: Starting from the junction of the Royville, Broussardville and Lafayette public roads, to run in a Northeasterly direction to Bayou Tortue, passing between the lands of Homer and Charles Landry, et als., taking in the locality known as L'anse Pillette, being a portion of the 5th ward; and starting from the function of said roads, to run due South to Lessin Broussard's plantation; thence due West to Coulee Firmin, taking said coulee as a division line to Bayou Vermilion, which will include the 8th precinct, situated in the 4th ward. The aver that by a new ward they would be entitled to ward officers under the Constitution, which would be of considerable interest and convenience to them. Wherefore, premises considered, petitioners respectfully pray that your Honorable Body do form a new ward within said limits; and for general relief; and as in duty bound.
     (Signed) Simonet LeBlanc, Albert LeBlanc, F. F. Young, M. D. Overton Cade, and seventy-nine others.

 On Motion of Mr. Brown, the following was adopted:

 Be it Ordained by the Police Jury, That the territory described within the above mentioned demarcations is hereby constituted a new ward, which shall hereafter be known as the 7th ward of Lafayette parish.

 The Secretary was directed to inform the Governor of the creation of the new ward.

 The jury of freeholders appointed to trace a public road in the 2nd ward reported as follows:

 We, the undersigned jury of freeholders, appointed and sworn to trace and lay out a public road from the Northwest corner of Austin Daly's land to the bridge on Bayou Queue Tortue, and to assess whatever damages may be done to the parties through whose land said road may pass, have traced said road as follows:

 Starting from the Northwest corner of Austin Daly's land, running North taking forty feet of Mrs. Valsin Trahan's land for a length of two arpents, which we hereby expropriate and assess the damage at $25. Then taking forty feet off the heirs of Sterling Spell's land, running North for a length of one arpent, which were hereby expropriate and assess the damage at $2.50.

 The road here connects with the road leading from Dr. M. L. Lyon's to Bayou Queue Tortue. All of which we respectfully submit to your honorable body. Signed: Jasper Spell, S. Huffpauir, Aaron Spell, Augustus Perry, David Spell, Austin Daily.

 On motion of Mr. Huffpauir, the above report was accepted and the road declared open as a public highway; the President authorized to issue warrants in payment of all damages above mentioned, to receive by legal acts all titles to the lands so acquired and to have the same recorded with all the accompanying documents.

 The following report from the 2d ward road committee was submitted:  We the undersigned committee of freeholders appointed and sworn to lay out and trace a public road from the southwest corner of Tillman's Spell's land, running west to the bayou Queue Tortue bridge, and to assess whatever damages may be done to parties through whose land said road may pass, have laid off said road as follows: Starting at the southeast corner of T. Spell's land, the road shall run as more fully appeared on annexed plat. The following party donates twenty feet along his line: Tillman Spell.

 The following parties refuse to donate and we have assessed damages as follows: Nancy Foreman $4.00; Winston & Jones $25.00; heirs of Ralph Foreman $25.00; heirs of S. Spell. $10.00.

 All of which we respectfully submit to your honorable body. Signed: Jasper Spell, Starcus Huffpauir, the above report was accepted and the road declared open as a public highway; the President authorized to issue warrants in payment of all damages above mentioned, to receive be legal acts all titles to the land so acquired and to have the same recorded with all the accompanying documents.

 A communication from Messrs. Ben Avant and A. O. Clark representing that they, as a jury of freeholders, erred in assessing damages of Jos. L. Stutes' land which should have been 14 instead of 9 acres, and pray that the error be corrected and the aforesaid party remunerated in the same proportion as assessed by the jury, was read and the following adopted in reference thereto:

 Be it resolved, that through an error in assessing damages for a road, that Jos. L. Stutes be remunerated for 14 acres lineal measure instead of 9 as reported by the jury of freeholders.

 The following account was rejected: B. Falk, 6 mattresses ... $18.00.

 The following accounts were laid over:

 A. C. Guilbeau, lumber ... $4.61.
 I. A. Broussard, conveying prisoners from Carencro to New Orleans and incidental expenses ... $209.90.

 The following accounts were approved:

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 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
C. P. ALPHA, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1889.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 9/7/1889:

 The weather during the week has been very favorable for cotton picking, which is progressing rapidly, and cotton pickers are in demand. The caterpillars are doing considerable damage, in spite of Paris green treatment.

 Messrs. J. A. Moss and Isaac Bendel desire to inform the public that their skating rink will re-open at Falk's hall to-night and to-morrow (Sunday) night. This is a fast age, and in order to keep up everybody should take a turn at "life on wheels." 

 With the opening of the cotton season money has begun to circulate more freely and business in Lafayette is waking up from its summer's nap.

 Our young friends Henri Gerac and Gaston Gladu left Wednesday morning for St. Charles College, Grand Coteau.

 Capt O. J. Sprole returned the first part of the week from a trip of several weeks duration to El Paso and the West, for recreation is search of health.

 Mr. Leo Doucet returned home Tuesday night, after an absence of a couple of months at Hot Springs, Ark., much improved in health. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1889.





 From the Lafayette Advertiser of September 7th, 1878:

 Our Quarantine.

 Our City Council on last Monday, adopted additional and more stringent regulations. Goods of all kinds and the mails are excluded from the corporate limits and also persons, unless they can satisfy the authorities that they reside in the parish, and have not been out of it within the previous twenty days. An ordinance was also adopted establishing a volunteer constabulary force to be under the control of a Police Board. These ordinances were adopted upon the request of a meeting of the citizens of the town. The Police Jury has also established a parish quarantine and Board of Health, which are in full and active operations.

 It is useless to discuss the efficacy of the quarantine system, since our people unanimously demand its establishment and enforcement. Differences of opinion may exist regarding certain details, but in order to test its efficacy, it must be very strict and rigid. Previous failures of quarantines to exclude the yellow fever, are doubtless attributable to their imperfectness or careless enforcement and not to the system itself. It is well known that many places strictly quarantined in the past were exempted from the disease, and the origin of its existence in others, was generally traced to importation or transportation.

 On two occasions, this town suffered the terrible ravages of yellow fever and each time the manner of its introduction was satisfactorily traced and ascertained. The first time, there was no quarantine, at the other, there was one in force. In 1853, one of our townsmen after returning from Havana and New Orleans, then infected with the disease, was taken ill. In 1867, another of our citizens visited New Iberia, then infected with yellow fever and brought sickness to his home. It was not suspected at the time, even by the physicians, that the disease thus introduced was that dreadful pest, and before its discover, the friends and visitors of all the previous patients, were innocently and unnecessarily exposed, resulting in a rapid spread of the disease. It is fair and reasonable to presume, that a strict quarantine properly enforced, would have prevented the introduction of the fever and averted the horrors of two desolating epidemics.

 In view of the numerous and mysterious ways in which the germs of yellow fever may be transported and smuggled, and the present widespread, appalling and devastating ravages of that disease, a quarantine cannot be too rigid nor its enforcements too strict. It is certainly out of time now, and unprofitable, to discuss theories on the subject, about which scientific men of great ability and experience, unfortunately disagree. Then, as we value life more than money, let us forego if necessary, conveniences and comforts for a brief time, band together and co-operate cheerfully with the authorities in carrying out to the letter, the quarantine regulations. In endeavoring to protect and preserve ourselves and our families we but follow the promptings of a natural law which God himself has implanted in the breast of every human being. This community cares nothing for the sneers and criticisms of self conceited or prejudiced scribblers, at what they may consider excessive or ridiculous prudence. We are honest and sincere in our acts and put our trust in the Great and All Merciful Ruler of the Universe, who alone knows all things and we should humbly and reverentially invoke. His divine aid and assistance, in our efforts to avert the terrible scourge. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1878.


 Special to Lafayette Advertiser.                  

 NEW ORLEANS, 4 P. M., Sept. 3d, 1878. - Yellow Fever reports from the infected districts show no abatement of the plague.

 Vicksburg reports to noon yesterday, thirty-one deaths and one hundred and ten new cases, Mayor Doll among the dead.

 Twenty cases reported at Greenville, Miss.; and six more at Delhi, one death.

 In Memphis, eight-four new cases and fifty-three deaths.

 In Baton Rouge, eleven deaths from yellow fever in last 24 hours ;  great many sick ;  business suspended.

 In Grenada, eight new cases and six deaths.

 In Port Gibson, four hundred and fifty-five deaths out of five hundred and fifty persons remaining in town. Distress very great; sufferers with no one to give them a drink of water. Some nurses are on the way from New Orleans and Chicago. Colored people here have organized a society to assist Howard and Young Men's Christian Associations. Board of Health reports for twenty-four hours ending noon to-day, three hundred and twenty new cases and eighty-eight deaths. Special to the Lafayette Advertiser from New Orleans. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1878.

No Ground for Fear.

 There is no good ground for fear any serious scarcity of provisions in our town. With what supplies we have and what we can obtain from the surrounding country, there will be no danger even of high prices. In such a time as this, there is no man so flint-hearted as to raise the prices of the necessities of life. But if we should be mistaken, and proof of guilt be furnished, we will give the heartless Shylock a free notice in the Advertiser.
Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1878.

 Quarantine Should Have Exceptions.

 The inconveniences of a strict quarantine may be somewhat vexatious in certain individual cases, owing to the difficulty of covering all contingencies by general regulations. Some of them however, such as relate to Physicians and Ministers of the Gospel, professionally called out of the parish, and other extraordinary emergencies, might be provided for, by reference to the sound discretion of the Police Board, or otherwise. It would be well for the City Council to consider such a modification of the law. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1878.

 Telegraph from Abroad.

 Some of our citizens have subscribed and made arrangements with the Telegraph operator for dispatches from abroad, giving news and progress of the yellow fever at different points. We publish these dispatches in the form of extras, without charge. We advise all who feel any interest in the matter to subscribe, as the more numerous the subscribers, the less the expense will be to each. Extra copies will be disposed of at this office, for the benefit of subscribers' fund. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1878.

Telegraph Hours.
 Vermilionville, La., Sept. 4th, 1878.
From and after this date, the Telegraph office in Vermilionville will be open for business from 8 to 9 A. M. ;  from 12 to 1 P. M. ;  and from 4 to 8 P. M.  Positively no business from 9 to 12 ;  nor from 1 to 4.
WILL J. ROGAN, Operator.
Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1878.

Proceedings of the Board of Health.

 The Board of Health met at 4 o'clock P. M. Members present:  Drs. Mudd, Hopkins, Cunningham and J. J. Caffery. Drs. Scranton and Latiolais by proxy.

 The resignation of Jos. Plonsky as a member of this Board was presented and promptly accepted.

 It was ordered that quarantine stations be established at C. Trahan's and Guchereau's on bayou Vermilion, with one guarded at each station.

 It was ordered that guards heretofore employed and now duty under orders of this Board, shall remain at the price stipulated, for the present month, but in the future the salaries of all guards shall be fixed at $25.00 per month.

 It was ordered that one warden be required to discharge the duties heretofore assigned to two, with a compensation of $50.00 per month, said warden being required to employ assistance at his own expense, when he is unable to discharge his duties without such assistance.

 It was ordered that any guard in the employ of this Board, who shall be found guilty of drunkenness, sleeping on post or otherwise willfully neglecting his duty, shall forfeit his entire salary and be at once dismissed from the quarantine force.

 It was ordered that any person desiring to enter this parish or to re-enter after having passed out of its limits, shall be required by the guards, to furnish satisfactory evidence that he has not been in the neighborhood of an infected district within the previous twenty days.

 It was ordered that 24 hours after the passage of this ordinance, no articles or goods or merchandise whatsoever, shall be admitted into the limits of this Parish ;  and all ordinances of this Board and acts of its Executive Committee, in conflict with this ordinance is hereby rescinded.

 It was ordered that any guard that has or may be employed by this Board, who shall fail to serve out the time for which he was or may be employed, shall forfeit all claims for services rendered.

 The President of this Board is authorized and instructed to confer with the Mayor of Vermilionville, for the purpose of obtaining all the information possible by telegraph with neighboring towns concerning the prevalence and progress of yellow fever.

 The Citizen Police and all other good citizens, are earnestly requested to render every assistance possible to the officers and guards of this Board in the discharge of their duties and report promptly to the Executive Committee any neglect of duty or abuse of authority.

 It was ordered that every guard in the employ of the Board of Health, is hereby instructed and empowered to strictly enforce these and all orders emanating from this Board, using any force at their disposal in the execution of the same.

 The Board then adjourned until Saturday the 7th inst., at 3 o'clock P. M.
F. S. MUDD, President.
W. H. CUNNINGHAM, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1878.

City Council of Vermilionville.
Regular session Sept. 2nd, 1878:

 Present: J. O. Mouton, Mayor and Councilmen Alpha, Ed. McBride, R. L. McBride, Lindsay, Vigneaux and Hebert.

 Absent: Landry.

 The minutes of the preceding meeting were read and adopted:

 The committee appointed at a meeting of the citizens of this Town, presented their report to the Council suggesting that the Council take immediate action in establishing a more stringent quarantine, and tendering to said Council the services of a volunteer constabulary force, &c., and on motion, said report was duly received and unanimously adopted.

 On motion of Mr. Lindsay, seconded by Mr. Hebert, it was unanimously
   Resoloved, That no goods of any description shall hereafter be admitted within the limits of this corporation, whether or not they come from infected districts.

 Resolved, That no person or persons, whether or not they come from infected districts, shall be allowed to pass through or enter the limits of this corporation, unless they be residents of the parish of Lafayette and offer proper and sufficient proof if required to do so, that they have not left the parish for twenty days next preceding the day on which they offer or attempt so to pass through or enter said limits ;  provided that the lapse of 24 hours be and is hereby allowed to persons who are out of the parish and corporation to return thereto.

 Resolved, That the authorities constituted by this council to carry out the foregoing resolutions, be and are hereby empowered and they are authorized to use all necessary force and violence, in the execution of these resolutions and to expel from the limits of the corporation all such persons.

 Resolved, That all goods found in the limits of the corporation in violation of these resolutions, shall be confiscated and sold according to law, for the benefit of the corporation, and that the owner or owners thereof be fined in the sum of twenty-five dollars for each and every offence, and that the payment of said fine be enforced by suit before any court of competent jurisdiction.

 Resolved, That the U. S. mail stages, the contents thereof and the drivers of said stages, be and are hereby prohibited from entering or being carried through the limits of this corporation.

 On motion of Mr. Lindsay, seconded by Mr. Hebert it was unanimously

 Resolved, That a committee of five citizens be appointed by the Mayor, for the purpose of soliciting subscriptions in aid of the foregoing resolutions and that the sums realized thereby, be turned over to the town Treasury and held subject to the orders of the Board of Police this day created under the report of the citizens of this town.

 The Mayor appointed Messrs. John Clegg, Benj. Falk, M. E. Girard, W. B. Bailey and Thompson Rhodes on said committee.

 Resolved, That the quarantine limits of this corporation be and are hereby established as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the Texas and Opelousas roads, thence running east in a straight line to the intersection of the Breaux Bridge and Prairie Sorrel roads, thence south in straight line to the Hebrew Rest, thence west in a straight line to Alexander Guidry's field gate, thence north to the starting point.

 On motion of Mr. Lindsay seconded by R. L. McBride, it was unanimously

 Resolved, That in view of the adopted report of the citizens of this town, recommending the organization of a volunteer constabulary force, the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to appoint four members which, with one superintendent or chief to be appointed by the citizens, shall constitute the Board of Police of this town.

 The Mayor appointed Messrs. H. Eastin, C. P. Alpha, Jean Vigneaux and Wm. Campbell Jr., on said Board.

 On motion of R. L. McBride seconded by Mr. Hebert, it was unanimously

 Resolved, That in view of the aforesaid report, a body composed as aforesaid and styled - the Board of Police of Vermilionville, be and are hereby recognized by this Council, and that they be clothed with plenary power to use all and every means recommended by said Council, for the purpose of enforcing stringently and in co-operation with the regular quarantine guards of this town, the exclusion of all contraband either of goods or persons, and that the services of said volunteer guards be and are hereby accepted.

 On motion of Mr. Vigneaux seconded by Mr. Alpha, it was unanimously 

 Resolved, That the Mayor be and is hereby instructed to notify the Postmaster at New Orleans, not to forward any mail matter to this place.

 Resolved, That the foregoing resolutions take effect from and after their passage.
                 JOHN O. MOUTON, Mayor.
    H. M. BAILEY, Secretary.

Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1878.

Police Jury Proceedings.

 Regular Session, Sept. 2d, 1878.

 Present:  Onez Broussard, president. Members: Adolphe Comeaux, M. G. Broussard, Alfred Peck and Aurelien Primeaux.

 A committee representing a mass meeting of the citizens of the town of Vermilionville presented the following:

 "To the Hon. Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette:

 The undersigned, a committee on behalf of a meeting of citizens of Vermilionville, held August 31st 1878, beg leave to present the following petition from that meeting:

 In all times of public distress and danger, it behooves the public authorities charged with the government of communities to see that all means possible be used to protect the citizens in their lives and property.

 At this day, the citizens under your special care are satisfied that their lives are jeopardized by the near approach of the yellow fever that brings in its wake death and so much distress. As a committee of your citizens, we now come to you and appeal for assistance from you - promising that the utmost diligence and scrupulous care will be care will be used in its proper expenditure by a proper committee under supervision of the Board of Health. Respectfully, M. E. Girard, W. B. Bailey, John Clegg."

 The communication having been read ;  on motion, the following ordinance was adopted:

 Whereas, it is to the interest of all the citizens of the parish, that the public health should be preserved, and whereas it is deemed that this end may be reached by a strict quarantine.

SECTION I.  Therfore be it ordained by the Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette, that the sum of Six Hundred Dollars be and is hereby appropriated out of the revenues of the current year to be taken out of the several funds of the year ratably or proportionately as the tax collector makes his monthly settlements.

 SECTION II.  That the sum herein before appropriated shall be expended and paid out only upon the approval and warrants of all the members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Health of Lafayette parish, and they shall report monthly to this body their dispositions.

 SECTION III.  That the Parish Treasurer be and is hereby directed and empowered to transfer whatever money he may have in hand to the credit of the Jury fund to the fund herein created and to be known as the quarantine fund.

 That this ordinance take effect from and after its passage.

 The committee composed of Messrs. Jules Guidry, Theophile Breaux and W. H. Cunningham, appointed to trace a road from Montgomery's bridge to the Mermentau river, made the following report:

 "We the undersigned committee appointed by the Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette on the 9th of January, 1878, to trace a road from the bridge lying near Montgomery's plantation leading to Mermentau river, assembled this day, and after a careful examination have decided the following. That it should start from the old public road behind Montgomery's plantation, known since 1858, taking the time which separates the townships 9th and 10th and following the said line as far as Queue Tortue Bayou which is the line of division of Lafayette and St. Landry parishes and and as a bridge is indispensable on said bayou Queue Tortue for the mail; we recommend the Police Jury to have a conference with the Police Jury of St. Landry to have one built as soon as possible."

 The report having been read, on motion, the report was adopted.

 On motion, resolved, that Mr. Romain Francez Parish Surveyor, be and he is hereby authorized and empowered to make, in conjunction with the Parish Surveyor of the parish of St. Martin, a survey of the North-eastern boundary of this parish, whenever the Parish Surveyor of St. Martin shall be so authorized, and determine whether the lands in the Michel swamp be in this parish ;  provided full compliance with the statutes of the State in such cases provided to be had.

 Mr. Caffery, member of the Board of Health, appeared and requested the President to fill the vacancy on the Board of Health caused by the resignation of Mr. Joseph Plonsky. The President appointed M. E. Girard, Esq., to fill said vacancy.

 On motion the following was adopted:

 Resolved, That Messrs. Adolphe Comeau and Aurelien Primeaux be and are hereby authorized to take and use for reparation of bridges in the fourth and fifth wards, the old lumber remaining which was taken from the Pin Hook bridge and to sell and pay over the proceeds to the Parish Treasurer for credit to the Bridge fund any surplus of lumber, old or new, which may not be used for the purposes above mentioned.

 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
J. N. JUDICE, Clerk.
Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1878.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 9/7/1878.

 WIDE-AWAKE, should be the watchword of our police and guards.

 The Board of Health of New Orleans report 201 new cases and 86 deaths for twenty-four hours ending at noon on the 5th inst.

 We are requested to state that the Vermilionville Social Temperance Club will meet this evening at half past seven o'clock.

 The Parish Assessor gives notice in another column that the Assessment Roll has been deposited in the Recorder's office according to law.

 Our town continues very healthy and with proper sanitary precautions and a strict enforcement of our quarantine regulations there will be no danger whatever of yellow fever or any other disease.

 The volunteer force is working well and promises to be efficient. It will be perhaps, somewhat arduous to keep it up six or eight weeks, but a thousand times more pleasant than what must be undergone if yellow fever should make its appearance.

 As there is a probability that groceries will become scarce, in the interest of those who have not the means to purchase much at a time, we would suggest to our merchants and grocers, not to dispose of in large quantities, articles of prime necessity and of daily consumption. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1878.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of September 7th, 1909:


 On Wednesday, Sept. 1, Mr. Clement J. McNaspy of this city and Miss Agnes Aimee Thibodeaux of New Orleans were quietly married at St. Theresa's church in that city, Father Solignac of Baton Rouge officiating, assisted by Father Dequerce of St. Theresa's church. Only immediate relatives were present. Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple left for Abita Springs and other points in eastern Louisiana, Mr. and Mrs. McNaspy will be home September 10 at the St. Charles dormitory at the Industrial Institute. Mr. McNaspy has been closely connected with the public schools of this parish for several years. Last year he was employed at a teacher of science at the Industrial Institute, which position he holds this year. The bride also has been a successful teacher in this parish for several years. Lafayette Advertiser 9/7/1909.

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