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 From the Lafayette Advertiser of October 15th, 1898:

NEW ORLEANS AND QUARANTINE.

 It is supremely ridiculous for the State Board of Health to expect the people of the country to believe its reports of yellow fever in New Orleans. The New Orleans papers can get mad and accuse the people of the country parishes of being crazy, but the fact remains that there isn't a man in the State who is such a fool as to give any credence to the daily reports of the State Board of Health. The striking contrast in the reports from New Orleans and the other infected localities is clearly apparent to anybody with enough sense to seek shelter when it is raining.

 Wilson is a small town of a few hundred souls, but its number of new cases reported daily greatly exceeds that of New Orleans, a city with a population of 300,000.

 The delightful nerve of the Board in making the announcement that "all quarantined localities (excepting Franklin and Wilson) are permitted to hold communication with New Orleans" is decidedly refreshing. It may be an adroit move on the part of the Board to create the impression that New Orleans is almost free from infection, but it will only serve to bring the health authorities into public contempt. The Olliphant Board was threatened with mob violence for telling the truth. The Souchon Board has evidently made up its mind to escape the fate of its predecessor. Telling the truth is one of the crimes it will never be charged with.

 The New Orleans papers, particularly the much esteemed States, appear to be of the opinion that the country parishes are unreasonable in their quarantine regulations. The parish and municipal Boards are governed by the State Board and in matters of quarantine they have no authority to act without the approbation of the State organization. Only in matters of local sanitation are they clothed with authority to act. The people of the rural districts have all along shown a disposition to be guided by reason and have at no time been inclined to resort to illegal and unreasonable means to protect themselves. They are to be commended for this, rather than censured. It is an error for the New Orleans papers to think that the unsophisticated country folk are unduly alarmed over the rapid spread of the disease. They are not a bit more afraid of it than are the citizens of the Crescent City. The people of this section of the State were a little skirmish last year, but this season they have accepted the situation with becoming grace. They did not stop dealing with New Orleans merchants from whom they are receiving goods every day, and it is a fact that non-infected country towns have been more generous toward the city than the city has been in its dealings with the infected localities, though infected itself.

 The people of Lafayette parish, and we believe those of the neighboring parishes, have nearly all made up their minds not to worry over the possibility of an epidemic of the mild fever which prevails in New Orleans and other points in the State. They will do all in their power to keep it out, but should it come despite their efforts, they will make the best of it. Judging from the utterances of the New Orleans papers the country people fall into conniption fits every time some one says "yellow fever." The people of the parishes have been tried before and it useless to refute such an imputation.

 Their record speaks for itself. The glorious example of Franklin is worthy of emulation. The heroic and courageous struggle made by the little town establishes beyond all doubt the willingness of the country people to take care of themselves. Since the day that yellow fever was officially announced in Franklin that town has been as effectively bottled up as Cervera and we have yet to hear of a single word of complaint from that quarter. Lafayette Advertiser 10/15/1898.




Yes! The Hogs MUST Go!!!

 Although the hog has an inescapable foe in the sanitarian, the hog is not wholly without friends in this country - friends for revenue. This fact has been developed in Lafayette by the adoption of an ordinance by the Municipal Board of Health prohibiting the keeping of raising of hogs within the corporate limits of this town, because prejudicial to the public health.

 It was to  be expected that such an ordinance would not meet with the unqualified approval of those members of the community who were in the habit of keeping hogs about their premises, and these persons (and their sympathizers) memorialized the board of health to repeal the ordinance.

 The health of the community is paramount to all other consideration in the estimation of the board of health and objection to the habitation of the hog among the residents of the town is based on such valid sanitary grounds, the board considers that it has no discretion in the matter, as a sanitary body. As a member aptly remarked in speaking of the actions of the board, "in passing on sanitary questions we cannot be expected to consult the pleasure of individuals whose interests may be adversely affected by a sanitary measure but must be actuated entirely by the tenable principle of the GREATEST GOOD to the GREATEST NUMBER."

 The RAISON D'ETRE of the board of health as to promote and protect the health of the community as a whole. The members of a sanitary body are chosen with a due regard for their fitness to deal with the problems of health. This is as it should be, and sanitarians should be given credit for knowing more about matters relating to disease and health than the great body of people who have never had the occasion or the opportunity of studying these questions. Lafayette Advertiser 10/15/1898.

                        


Archbishop  Chappelle Has Rare Distinction.

 Monsignor Chappelle, archbishop of New Orleans, has been appointed by Pope Leo, papal delegate to the church, in Cuba. His new duties will not interfere with the work of this diocese. Mgr. Chappelle is eminently fitted for his new office, as he speaks, French and Spanish. This is the first papal delegate who does not belong to the Italian clergy.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/15/1898.




The Weather.  - Fall is indeed upon us. For the last few days the clerk of the weather has been lenient towards us. While it is warm in the rays of the sun, as soon as you get into the shadow of it, you feel a cool refreshing sensation peculiar to the Fall months. It is to be hoped that the excessive heated term is ended and that from now on we will enjoy the invigorating weather.
Laf.Adv.10/15/1898.                                                                                            





The Marquis de Lafayette.

 The nineteenth day of the present month, in other words, next Wednesday, has been set apart to be known in the schools of the whole country as Lafayette day. 

 This day is also the anniversary of the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.

 Historic exercises will be held in every school in the country, at which a nominal fee will be charged. It is the purpose to collect a great sum of dimes and pennies to be applied to a Lafayette monument fund.

 The monument which is to cost $200,000 is to be erected and unveiled in Paris in 1899, and to be a gift of the young of one republic to a sister nation. It will be the pride of the two continents.

 Among the members of the committee who have the schools celebration in charge we find the name of Monsignor Ireland, archbishop.

 We think, eminently proper, that this town of Lafayette named after the great Frenchman, who left wife, country and ease to come to the rescue of the colonists, should celebrate the day in a fitting way.

 There is good material in Lafayette for a thing of that sort and all that is needed is to pull together.

 Who will take the lead.  


 Lafayette Advertiser 10/15/1898.




Suicide on Torrence Plantation. - Joseph Dupuy, of mind unsound, a farmer living on the Torrence plantation, five miles from this place, shot himself, last Wednesday morning, with suicidal intent. A shot gun loaded with bird shot was the weapon, and he tore off the top of his head, inflicting a wound from which he cannot possibly recover. Dr. A. R. Trahan, who was called to see him pronounced him in a hopeless condition, and has since died. He is married and has two children.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/15/1898.




Business vs. Greed.

 For the last few months Lafayette has been visited by many prospectors and home seekers. We are, as yet, to hear of any complaints made by them regarding the lack of resources that our town affords, and yet none of them have settled among us. They expressed a desire to do so, but at the very last moment there seems to have been obstacles thrown in their way.

 Inquiring as to the causes of this future we found that our land owners are too greedy. Exhorbitant prices are asked for town lots. Just think of it, Lafayette, 25 feet of land for $200. This might be a price asked in New Orleans, New York and other large cities, but surely the gentlemen who offered 25 feet for that fabulous price must have thought that a Klondyke were underneath.

 Gentlemen, our word for it, Lafayette, will never build up this way. If you were reasonable we might expect to double our population in a couple of years, but, with such gredd, we shall stay in the old rut.

 In it we were born and surrounded by it we shall die.

 Cast aside your greed and one and all come to the rescue of Lafayette. Build it up, be philanthropic and coming generations will erect you an everlasting monument of good citizenship. Lafayette Advertiser 10/15/1898.





Hobson Social Club.

 The "Merry Band" of Hobson Social Club were royally entertained by Miss Alta Deffez, on Wednesday, 6th inst. at her beautiful and hospitable home on Lincoln Ave.

 The elegant parlor was thrown open admitting the cool and refreshing breezes of night making the evening one of unusual pleasure.

 The inclement weather was not a draw back to those gay young people, whose high aim is gaiety and enjoyment, and it is useless to add they were not disappointed.

 The guests were highly entertained by Mr. P. Cherry, the brilliant pianist, and Mr. F. Canateller, who performed on the mandolin.

 After the happy guests had partaken, ad libitum, of the delicious refreshments, the happy evening came to a close to the regret of all present.

 The Misses Plonsky will entertain next.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/15/1898.


Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., Oct. 6, 1898. - The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: R. C. Landry, C. C. Brown, Jno. Whittington, Jr., Alonzo Lacey, Ben Avant, M. Billeaud, Jr., Alfred Hebert and Jno. E. Primeaux.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 An invitation from Mr. N. B. Coronna, representative of Lehman, Stern & Co., to visit the compress and witness its operation was accepted with thanks.

 Dr. F. E. Girard, president of the Lafayette Board of Health, appeared and asked that the Jury ratify the action of the municipal board in declaring and maintaining parochial quarantine against Alexandria pending the constitution of a parish board of health. By motion duly made the action of the city board was ratified and said authority empowered to maintain quarantine on the part of the parish until the organization of the parish board.

 By motion the following gentlemen were appointed and constituted a board of health in and for the parish of Lafayette, under provisions of Act 192 of 1898:

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 By motion the resolutions of the Police Jury relative to dams and other obstructions to streams and natural drains in the parish were ordered enforced and the road overseers of the respective wards are hereby notified to cause the removal of all such dams and obstructions forthwith.

 A petition praying for the construction of a bridge across Bayou Vermilion at or near the plantation of Mr. John Whittington was read and on motion the following committee was appointed to examine into the proposed location and report the probable cost of said bridge: Wm. Foote, C. Doucet, John Whittington, Sr., J. O. Trahan, Emile Trahan, Aurelien Primeaux.

   AN ORDINANCE fixing the salaries of the justices of peace and constables in Lafayette parish, under provisions of Article 128 of the constitution of Louisiana, providing for the collection of costs in criminal matters before said courts, including peace bond cases for and in the name of the parish of Lafayette and appropriating same in part for certain purposes.

 Section I.  Be it ordained by the Police Jury of the parish of Lafayette in regular session, that from and after July 1, 1898, the justices and constables of the several wards of the parish shall receive the same salaries as heretofore fixed by the contract duly signed and recorded and payable quarterly by the treasurer of said parish.

 Section II.  Be it further ordained, etc., That the several justices of the peace in and for said parish shall collect all costs in criminal matters, including peace bond cases, due and exigible under the fee bill of costs as provided by law from defendants in cases decided in their several courts, and immediately turn same over to the parish and treasurer.

 Section III.  Be it further ordained, etc., That the parish treasurer shall keep a book to be known as the "Justice of the Peace Fund Book," wherein he shall enter all moneys received as provided in section two of this ordinance whom received and when so received; that said treasurer shall make a separate report to the Police Jury of the funds so received, with dates, amounts and from received, in detail, at every regular meeting of the Police Jury.

 Section IV.  Be it further ordained, etc.; That in order to grade the salaries of the said justices of the peace and constables, as provided in Article 128 of the State Constitution, 75 per centum of the amounts collected and turned over to the parish treasurer, as shown by his monthly report aforesaid, be and the same is hereby appropriated and set aside as a part of the salary of the justice of the peace and his constable so collecting and turning over to said parish treasurer, payable on the approval of the Police Jury.

 Section V.  Be it further ordained, etc., That the remainder of the costs so collected and turned over to the parish treasurer to the criminal fund.

 Section V.  Be it further ordained, etc., That the remainder of the costs so collected and turned over to the parish treasurer as aforesaid, be transferred to the criminal fund.

 Section VI.  Be it further ordained that this ordinance take effect from and after its passage.

 Mr. Avant was authorized to purchase a car-load of lumber for the 2d ward.

 A petition from the citizens of the 4th ward, asking for the removal of Road-overseer C. Romero was read and on motion of ward were removed and Kossuth Blanchet and Valerien Primeaux appointed road-overseers for said ward.

 My motion of Mr. Avant duly made and seconded the following resolution was adopted:  Resolved that the retail license tax on the sale of alcoholic, distilled, malt or vinous beverages for the year 1899, shall be graded according to law, but no such license shall issue for a less amount than $1,000. Resolved further that the lowest wholesale license tax on the sale of liquors shall not be less than $5,000 per annum. Adopted by the following vote:  Ayes:  Landry, Brown, Avant, Lacey and Billeaud.  Nays:  Primeaux and Whittington.

 By motion the sum of $70 was appropriated to repair a public school house in the 1st ward, and Messrs. Alexander Delhomme, Olivier Chiasson and Generus Boudreaux appointed to supervise the said repairs.

 The following accounts were laid over:

 A. Judice and son, grading road etc. ... $51.00
 L. Lacoste, coal, wrench ... $13.05

 The following accounts were approved:

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 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
R. C. LANDRY, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 10/15/1898.



 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 10/15/1898.

 According to the report of the assessor, Mr. A. M. Martin, the number of children of educable age in this parish is 9,382, 5,547 white and 3,835 colored. This is an increase of 196 from last year. 

 H. L. Hautaut, the well-known drummer, was in Lafayette this week. He registered at the Rigues House.

 Edward Boutte was in town this week in the interests of the Isaac Roos Cotton Company.

 Be sure to call at Mrs. Bailey's millinery parlor and see her new Winter stock. She has an elegant line of trimmed hats and other seasonable novelties.


 Frank Ogden, the well-known traveling salesman from New Orleans, was in Lafayette this week.

 Albert Delahoussaye is having his store enlarged preparatory to putting in a bigger stock of goods.

 Gus Lacoste's new building is nearing completion. It will be occupied by Levy Bros. as a dry goods store and J. C. Caillouet & Co. as a drugstore.

 Henry Van der Cruyssen, editor of The Advertiser, has been quite sick at his home in this town, but we are pleased to state that he is better.

 Last Friday evening Mr. Alcee Landry celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of his marriage. A number of friends and relatives met at Mr. Landry's home on that day to wish him and his wife a continuation of the happiness with which they have been blessed for a quarter of a century.

 The Gazette was sorry to hear of the prolonged illness of Prof. Chas. F. Trudeau, former principal of the Lafayette High School. The Professor has been sick with typhoid fever at Covington for over forty days. The Gazette joins the many friends of Prof. Trudeau in wishing him a speedy and complete recovery.

   

  









    

  

   



  

    

  

    









  



























From the Lafayette Gazette of October 15th, 1898:


Joseph Dupuis, An Insane, Commits Suicide.

 Thursday morning at about 9 o'clock a man named Joseph Dupuis living on
the Torrence Plantation took his own life. At that hour the sister of the suicide was startled by the report of a gun. Stepping to the front gallery to see what had happened, the lady was horrified to see the body of her brother on the floor. A portion of his skull had been torn off and the brains were scattered about the spot where the body lay. The gun with which the man had shot himself was by his side. Death was not instantaneous though the wound was of such a nature that it was impossible for the man to recover. Death ensued the same evening at 7 o'clock.
 It appears that Dupuis had been insane several months and twice before made ineffectual attempts to destroy himself. The morning that he killed himself he took the gun which was in the house and when remonstrated by his mother he replied that he wanted to shoot some jaybirds. Believing that he meant no harm to himself he was permitted to take the gun.

 Mr. Dupuis was about 25 years of age. He leaves a wife and two children. Lafayette Gazette 10/15/1898.





LAWLESS NEGRO TROOPS.
     [From the Daily States.]

 Negro troops have caused trouble in every camp at which they have been stationed and it is not until the hand of force falls heavily upon them that they realize is best to behave themselves. At Tampa a regiment of negro regulars terrorized the town and it became necessary to call out the Second Georgia infantry to suppress them, which was done very thoroughly after nearly forty negroes had been killed and wounded. Yesterday at Huntsville a negro soldier of the Tenth cavalry attempted to take the town and was arrested by a detail of the provost guard. The negro cavalrymen attempted to rescue the prisoner and a riot was precipitated during which the corporal of the guard was killed and two privates of the Sixteenth infantry wounded. A negro cavalryman was also killed and two other wounded, one of them fatally. The white soldiers are very bitter against the negro troopers and they have been separated in order to prevent trouble which certainly will occur if the races meet. This fact is well understood by the commanding officers and the regiment of negro cavalry has been given a camp more than a mile away from the general camp.

 The moment a negro dons the uniform of a United States soldier he imagines that he is clothed with the authority of the government, and a few drinks of bad whiskey is all that is required to make him insulting and intolerable to white people. The negro troops are a part of the army now garrisoning Santiago conducted themselves in such a violent and disgraceful manner that Gen. Lawton removed them from the city and threatened to shoot them if they were guilty of any more lawlessness.

 These negro troops not only insulted Spanish ladies of refinement, but they went so far as to force an entrance into and pillage the residences of citizens of any article of value they were able to find. It is due, however, to General Lawton to say that as soon as he was informed of the conduct of the negro troops he acted promptly and with such firmness as to take all the starch out of them.

 From the Daily States and in the Lafayette Gazette 10/15/1898.








Do We Want the Industrial School?


 Through the efforts of Senator Robert Martin an act was passed by the Legislature lately in session authorizing the erection of an industrial school in the senatorial district on condition that the sum of $5,000 and twenty acres of land be donated by the community in which the institute will be located.


Such a school would mean much to the people of this town and parish and is well worth striving for. The Industrial school at Ruston has become one of the leading educational institutions of the State and a similar one in this section would have every opportunity to flourish. The facilities for educating the children of this country in public schools have grown so much, that higher educational advantages are in demand. The location of the proposed college in our midst would also prove instrumental in promoting our material welfare by attracting students here.


  Our sister town, New Iberia, is doing all in her might to get it located there. The Police Jury of that parish has already appropriated half of the required amount and the Town Council has been asked to lend its aid.

 A splendid opportunity is offered our people and it is for them to decide. If they want to promote the educational interest of their section, they must go to work immediately, or otherwise one of our sister towns will have obtained the coveted plum.
Lafayette Gazette 10/15/1898. 


Broke Into Rail Car. - A thief broke into a car near the round-house Thursday night and made a raid in a box of shoes. The night watchmen, Robert Salsman, chased away the thief, who, in his haste to get away, left all his booty behind.
Lafayette Gazette 10/15/1898. 





Rented Sunset House.

 Ed Higginbotham and John Johnson have rented the Sunset House near the Southern Pacific yards and will have all the rooms well fitted. They have assurances of a liberal patronage. John is a tip-top restaurateur and Ed is liked by all the boys and The Gazette has no doubt that they will succeed. Lafayette Gazette 10/15/1898.


 The Hog Ordinance.

 A petition was circulated and signed by a large number of our citizens asking the Board of Health to repeal or modify the ordinance prohibiting the keeping of hogs in the corporate limits of the town. It is claimed by the signers of the petition that to compel citizens to do away with their hogs is an unnecessary hardship. The Board is asked to compel all hog-owners to keep their premises in a cleanly condition, but not to inflict upon those who adhere to the laws of sanitation a punishment which should be imposed only upon those who deserve it. These gentlemen claim that to compel all to part with their hogs would be unfair as some hog-owners are known to keep their yards in a proper and healthy condition. As we had expected, the passage of this ordinance has met with a great deal of opposition, though it must not be assumed that the hog ordinance has no sympathizers as the contrary is the fact. Many of our people are firmly convinced that the health of the community demands the enforcement of such an ordinance. The Gazette is willing to trust the judgment and good sense of the Board of Health in this matter.

 They have given much thought before acting upon it and whatever they will decide to do we believe will be for the public good. Lafayette Gazette 10/15/1898.


 Yellow Fever at Lake Charles.

 The yellow fever has broken out at Lake Charles, one or two cases having been reported from that place. The fever now prevails at the following places in the State: Franklin, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Clinton, Wilson, Plaquemine, Houma, Bowie, Alexandria and Lake Charles. Lafayette Gazette 10/15/1898.


Notice of Election.

Lafayette, La., Oct. 10th, 1898. - The undersigned members of the Board of Supervisor's of Election in and for Lafayette parish, met this day, for that purpose and proceeded to appoint the following named commissioners and clerks of election to serve at the election to be held November the 8th, 1898, throughout said parish, under provision of Section 11, of said Act, number 137 of 1896, to-wit:

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 We, the undersigned, Board of Supervisors of Election, P. A. Delhomme and A. M. Martin, being present, have appointed the above named commissioners of election as above stated this 8th day of October, 1898.
P. A. DELHOMME, A. M. MARTIN, Assessor and Registrar.
Lafayette Gazette 10/15/1898.



 New Restaurant. - Lee Walker has severed his connection with the Crescent News Company and will open a restaurant in the Racke House near the Southern Pacific depot. Mr. Walker has had a great deal of experience in this line of business and he proposes to run an up-to-date establishment. The restaurant will be open day and night, and at all hours meals will be served to order. He will give special attention to the oyster trade. Lafayette Gazette 10/15/1898. 


 Will Work the Street. - Dr. Martin informs The Gazette that the street committee has made necessary arrangements to have the streets worked. Upon the individual signatures of Mayor Caffery and Councilmen Martin, Davidson, Mouton and Landry, the sum of $1,000 has been borrowed from the People's State bank. Half of this amount will be used on the streets and the other half to run the plant. The drainage of the town will be first attended to and then the main streets will be worked.
Lafayette Gazette 10/15/1898.




Weights and Measures:
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
Lafayette, La., Oct. 4, 1898.

 This is to certify that I, the undersigned, Inspector of Weights and Measures in and for the Parish of Lafayette, as such duly commissioned and sworn, after having carefully examined and verified the scales used by the Lafayette Compress and Storage Company, have found and declare said scales to be absolutely correct. I further certify that I have made no changes on said scales as none were needed.
F. ESTILETTE,
Inspector of Weights and Measures.
Lafayette Gazette 10/15/1898. 







Due to Barbarous Quarantine.

 The many friends of the Hon. Romeal P. LeBlanc, Vermilion's young representative in the General Assembly, will be pained to learn that owing to a barbarous quarantine his marriage did not take place on the 12th of October has had been scheduled. The auspicious celebration was postponed until a more propitious time. Lafayette Gazette 10/15/1898.

 Cold Wave Coming!

 If you are not prepared yet for the cold wave that is coming, remember that you can get choice ash wood and Pittsburg coal at the Lafayette Wood and Coal Yard near the depot.
Lafayette Ga
zette 10/15/1898.

 Prolonged Illness.

 The Gazette was sorry to hear of the prolonged illness of Prof. Chas. F. Trudeau, former principal of the Lafayette High School. The Professor has been sick with the typhoid fever at Covington for over forty days. The Gazette joins the many friends of Prof. Trudeau in wishing him a speedy and complete recovery. Lafayette Gazette 10/15/1898.


 Gazeette Replies to Louisiana Advance:
The editor of the Louisiana Advance is one of those unfortunate mortals who spend their days thinking of the dangers of Catholicism and at night dream about the Pope. This poor fellow has the disease known as the A. P. A. Jimjams in its most virulent form and ought to take something for it. It's a pity Brann is dead as he was about the only man who prescribed intelligently for his case. Because a Catholic community gave a majority to Mr. Breazeale the candidate for congress in the fourth district, the Advance makes the startling announcement that Catholics will always vote for one of their number for any office.

 The Catholics of Louisiana are known to be very tolerant, and the editor of the Advance was either maliciously or unpardonably ignorant when he made such an assertion. In South Louisiana a large majority of voters are Catholics and if they were inclined to be intolerant they would have it in their power to elect none but Catholics to office. The question of a man's religion or lack of religion has absolutely nothing to do with qualifications to hold any office to which he might aspire, and the religious views or opinions of a candidate are of no importance and the Catholics of Louisiana are too broad minded to vote for a candidate merely because he happens to be a Catholic. Our esteemed confrere of the Advance may well rest easy. The Catholics are not contemplating any onslaught on his liberty. Lafayette Gazette 10/15/1898.
  

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 10/15/1898.

 H. L. Hautaut, the well-known drummer, was in Lafayette this week. He registered at the Rigues House.

 Edward Boutte was in town this week in the interests of the Isaac Roos Cotton Company.

 Frank Ogden, the well-known traveling salesman from New Orleans, was in Lafayette this week.

 Alex Delahoussaye is having his store enlarged preparatory to putting in a bigger stock of goods.

 Gus Lacoste's new building is nearing completion. It will be occupied by Levy Bros. as a dry goods store and J. C. Caillouet & Co. as a drugstore.

 Henry Van der Cruyssen, editor of the Advertiser, has been quite sick at his home in this town, but we are pleased to state that he is better.

 According to the report of the assessor, Mr. A. M. Martin, the number of children of educable age in this parish is 9,382, 5,547 white and 3,835 colored. This is an increase of 196 from last year.

 Last Friday evening Mr. Alcee Landry celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of his marriage. A number of friends and relatives met at Mr. Landry's home on that day to wish him and his wife a continuation of the happiness with which they have been blessed for a quarter of a century. Lafayette Gazette 10/15/1898.












From the Lafayette Advertiser of October 15th, 1870:

 DEATHS FROM YELLOW FEVER IN AND NEAR WASHINGTON.

 The following report was furnished by J. O. Trainer, President of Relief Association of Washington, to F. A. King, President Opelousas Howard Association, giving number of deaths up to October 2d, 1870:


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 From the Opelousas Journal and in the Lafayette Advertiser 10/15/1870.


 For State Senate.

 At the request of citizens of the Parishes of Calcasieu, Lafayette and St. Landry, I have consented to become a candidate for the State Senate.
WM. OFFUTT.

 At the request of many friends I have consented to become a candidate for the State Senate, for the Senatorial District comprising the parishes of St. Landry, Lafayette and Calcasieu.
FRANCOIS DAIGLE.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/15/1870.


 For Parish Judge.

 We are authorized to announce A. J. MOSS, present incumbent, as a candidate for Parish Judge. Election in November.

 Editor Advertiser. - Be pleased to announce that I am a candidate for the office of Parish Judge of this Parish, the election to take place in November. And is announcing myself respectfully solicit the suffrages of my fellow citizens. WILLIAM C. CROW.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/15/1870.


 For Representatives.

 We are authorized to announce Mr. D. A. COCHRAN, as a candidate for State Representative. Election in November next.

 Mr. Editor. - Please announce MR. J. N. JUDICE, as an independent Democratic Candidate for the Legislature, at the next election. MANY FRIENDS.

 Mr. Editor - Please announce me as a candidate for the Legislature, for the Parish of Lafayette, subject to the decision of a Democratic convention.
     Very Respectfully.
          JEAN BERNARD.

        Vermilionville, Sept. 12th, 1870.
Editor Lafayette Advertiser,
      Dear Sir :- Enclosed please find $10 (Ten dollars), and announce me as a candidate for Representative of this parish at the next November election.
     Respectfully,
        B. A. SALLES.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/15/1870.


 For Sheriff.

 We are authorized to announce GERARD LANDRY, present incumbent, as a candidate for Sheriff, at the election in November. We are authorized to announce MR. ALEXANDER MEAUX, as a Democratic candidate for the office of Sheriff of the Parish of Lafayette. Election in November next. Lafayette Advertiser 10/15/1870.


BAYOU TECHE.
[From the N. O. Picayune.]

 This noble stream traverses the most lovely and fertile portion of Louisiana, runs through the Sugar Bowl and enters Berwick's Bay at Brashear City. (Now Morgan City). The navigation of this Bayou is of the greatest importance to both the planter and the merchant. We learn that the principal obstructions to navigation have been removed. Many attempts have, heretofore, been made to build a boat for the daily trade on the Teche, to run between New Iberia and Brashear City. The one nearest to perfection has just been completed by that enterprising company the Attakapas Mail Transportation Company. She was built at Louisville, designed and superintended by Capt. T. B. Trinidad; has 185 feet length of deck, 24 feet breadth or beam, 5 feet hull, built by Daniel W. Richard, and is a perfect beauty of a model ;  her machinery by Jno. B. David, of the Washington Foundry, two 14 1/2 cylinders, 4 foot stroke, 2 boilers 20 feet long and 40 inches in diameter.

 She is called the Iberia, and made her first trip on Monday last with the most decided success, in charge of Capt. T. B. Trinidad, one of the most experienced, efficient and popular captains on the Teche. Shippers will be pleased to learn that Mr. Homer J. Dupuy, formerly of the Warren (unreadable name), has  charge of the office. Mr. John R. Boneso has charge o the bar, which is kept in first class style.

 Passengers and shippers can rely on safe and regular transportation by the boats of this company. A line of stages from New Iberia to Washington, carrying the United States mail, run three times a week between the two points stopping at Vermilionville, Grand Coteau and Opelousas. From the N. O. Picayune and in the Lafayette Advertiser 10/15/1870.
  



LAGNIAPPE:
HOW TO TREAT EXTRAVAGANT WIVES.

 We hear much of the extravaganza of women, but as a rule men spend far more money on luxuries than women ;  and if any man thinks his wife extravagant or careless with money matters, we advise him to divide his income with her, give her a bank account, and let her manage her household affairs, he giving advice when asked. He will presently discover in his wife an amount of tact, care, judgment, forethought and skill in management which will greatly increase his admiration of her, and the exercise of which qualifies in an independent way will make her life happier and largely increase her usefulness as a member of society and as the educator of her children.

Original source unknown.  In the Lafayette Advertiser 10/15/1898.

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