Coming to Lafayette!
Magnificent Menagerie With The Great Floto Shows.
One of the pleasantest and most profitable hours that can be spent any where may be found in the enormous menagerie department of these vast shows. There is not a great deal of opportunity offered elsewhere for a practical study of animal life. The relations of the wild animals of the world to mankind are but little understood. The marvels of creation are nowhere greater than in the strange and diverse forms of animate existence, as exemplified in wild and untamed and untamable beasts. Scarcely any idea of the great cardinal principle of progress in animal life evolution may be had without a knowledge of wild animals. The wise men of the world know this fact, and in order to make such knowledge available, as well as to entertain and amuse, have established in the larger cities of the world zoological gardens. But they are enormously expensive institutions and only the wealthiest institutions and only the wealthiest communities can afford them.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
The Show's History.
It is because these great shows make one of the many features of their exhibitions a menagerie that is complete in every particular that they are of incalculable benefit to any and every community they visit. Years of study of zoology in books is not so effective as an hour spent in this menagerie. And when during this hour one may be amused by the antics of the monkeys, marvel at the strange creatures of odd shapes and savage disposition, and at the same time be entertained by the music of a magnificent military band, an hour of diversion and study is supplied that can can be had nowhere else.
It is for this reason that the doors of the shows are opened an hour before the beginning of the arenic performance. It is really a duty to get to the shows early enough to allow the children ample time to see all the animals, and an hour is none too long for a hasty inspection of them all.
Shows will exhibit in Lafayette Thursday, Oct. 13, at 2:00 p. m. and 8:00 p. m. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
Lafayette Needs 3 Things Badly. - More industries employing labor, a railroad to Baton Rouge, and an electric railway from Abbeville to Opelousas. When will these wants be realized? The answer depends on its citizens. If they make the proper effort, which will mean persistent trying regardless of discouragement, the time may not be so far away - otherwise, perhaps never. An electric railway from Abbeville to Opelousas. Well, two out of three ain't bad. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
Buys Two Squares of Ground From the Southern Development Co.
Thursday a deed was filed in the clerk's office, showing a sale of two squares of ground just in front of the power house across the railroad, by the Southern Development Co., to Thornwall Fay for $5,000. The two square are numbers 19, consisting of 23 lots, and 28, consisting of 15 lots, bounded by Roadway, Chestnut street, Second street and Railroad avenue.
Considerable speculation and much guess work is being indulged in as to why the Southern Pacific has purchased the above two squares of ground; but nothing authoritative can be ascertained.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
Nuptial. - Dr. Z. J. Francez of Carencro, and Miss Lilly Johnson of Crowley will be married at the home of the bride to-day Oct. 5. at 9 o'clock a. m. The young people will make Carencro their future home. Laf. Advertiser 10/5/1904.
Captain Moss Complimented.
[New Orleans States.]
Newspaper correspondents on duty at the press camp at Gainesville, Va., during the recent combined maneuvers presented Captain James A. Moss, Twenty-fourth United States Infantry, aid-de-camp to General Corbin, with a service revolver, holster and belt. Captain Moss, who was in charge of the press camp is regarded as one of the most efficient young officers of the army. He is a graduate of West Point, of class of 1894, and is a native of Louisiana. In the war with Spain he was a second lieutenant and was present throughout the Santiago campaign, where he commanded his company a part of the time, both of the other officers being killed or wounded. When the press camp was established General Corbin placed Captain Moss in charge. He made all the arrangements for the accommodation of the newspaper men, and made it his business to consult their desires as to any comforts that might be provided which he had overlooked. The photographers in camp were provided with dark rooms where running water could be obtained at all hours. Throughout the two weeks the camp was open Captain Moss was indefatigable in attending to the wants of his charges.
From the N. O. States and in the Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
The progressive euchre given by Mouton-Gardner Chapter U. D. C. at Falk's Hall Friday night was a very pleasant affair. There were two sets of games and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves. At the close the winners proved to be: Ladies first prizes, Mrs. J. A. Martin and Mrs. Daigle, of New Orleans. Gentlemen's first prizes, Messrs. Jerome Mouton and Henry Young. Ladies' lone hand, Mrs. B. J. Pellerin and Mrs. E. T. McBride. Gentlemen's lone hand, Messrs. Alex Whittington and F. Heidenfielders. The booby prizes fell to Misses Leonie Falk of New Orleans, and Edith Trahan.
After the prizes were awarded the young people indulged in dancing until time to go home. The financial result of the euchre was very satisfactory.
Among the visitors present were: Mrs. Daigle, of New Orleans, Mrs. Bauer, of Alexandria, Miss Rena Patin, of Breaux Bridge, Messrs. Henry Blanchet and Albert Decuir, of New Iberia, and Dr. L. A. Prejean, of Scott.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
The Band and "Pike."
The Band Concert and "Pike" proved to be quite a successful socially and financially, the net proceeds being $131.70 plus a five dollar donation the next day from a generous citizen. And on the part of the faculty and pupils of the Lafayette School, I wish to heartily thank Mrs. Charley and Mrs. James Parkerson, the Band and all other contributors of either material or labor.
The results of the entertainment speak a great deal for those who labored so hard for its success, and for the public spirit of those who were patrons.
The following helped to make success:
Miss Lea Gladu, Miss Mabel Dauterive, Mrs. J. A. Martin, Mrs. Beraud, Miss Rhena Boudreaux, Mrs. Dr. Tolson, Mrs. Woodon. Mr. Emile Mouton kindly donated all lumber for booths on the "Pike." Dr. Nat Moss, Messrs. B. J. Pellerin, Frank Davis, Gus Schmulen, Paul DeClouet, Prudhomme & McFaddin, Higginbotham, A. Bonnet, Mouton Bros., T. M. Biossat, C. M. Parkerson, Yandle, Levy Bros., Salles, Abramson, Rosenfield, Maurice Mouton, Tom Hopkins, Prudhomme & Delhomme Drug Store, Ben Schmalinski, Broussard Bros; Mmes. B. Falk, E. Pellerin, Salles, Abramson, Alleman, Geo. DeBlanc, B. N. Coronna, Schmulen, Schwartz, Levy, C. M. Parkerson, S. R. Parkerson, James Parkerson, N. P. Moss, Mills, Caffery, Andrew Martin, Alfred Mouton, Albert Doucet, H. Jagou, Ruger, Guilbeau, Davis, Kelly, V. Roy, Morgan, Knapp, Annie Webb, Willie Webb, A. Mouton, Goldsberry, Ford, Callen, Demanade, Frank Moss, William Campbell, Greig, F. V. Mouton, Geo. DeClouet; Misses Marie Sontag, Edna Sproll, Rubie Scranton.
DONORS AMONG THE PUPILS.
Wilfred Moss, Mary Ruge, Charlie Fuselier, Florence Kahn, Cora Mouton, Henry Mouton, Alice Bertrand, Leon Breaux, Sidney Voorhies, Alice Moss, John Triay, James Blake, Eithel Acoste, Althea Dugas, Hinda Schulen, Helen Mouton, Cas Chargois, Laurence Crouchet, Willie Rupeter, Inez Biossat, Hattie Mayfield, Electa Dugas, Eola Mouton, John Mouton, Claude Boudreaux, Carlos LeBlanc, Francis Tauner, Daisy Bertrand, Louise Ostheimer, Bella Mouton, Marguerite Allingham, Bessie Trahan, Theria Darby, Carmelite Church, Guy Jenkins, Fernand Martin, Leola Martin, Charlie Buckert, Paul Beraud, Cooper Doucet.
W. J. AVERY, Principal.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
Grand Jury Report - Sentences Passed on Quite a Number.
The past week has been a time of unusual interest and activity about the court building. The Grand Jury which was in session nearly the entire week reported Friday morning, 29 true bills and 33 not true bills, a record of which District Attorney Campbell and Foreman Felix H. Mouton may well be proud. Saturday morning Judge Debaillon passed sentence upon quite a number of prisoners, who on arraignment, had pleaded guilty of charges preferred. Following will be the true bills returned by the Jury and the sentences pronounced by the court:
Sam Carter, violating labor contract.
Ernest Hebert, rape.
Auguste Soulier, stabbing to murder.
Willie Alexander, larceny.
Ed Green, carrying concealed weapon.
Sallie Davis, selling liquors without licenses.
Clairville Francois, Jos. Damon, Homer Francois, Albert Duhon, obscene language.
Louis, Dinkins, striking to kill.
Ellie Breaux and Saul Arceneaux, disturbing assembly.
Jno. Sonnier, refusing to do road duty.
Finley Floyd, refusing to do road duty.
Erastus Foreman, refusing to do road duty.
Clement Pryor, refusing to do road duty.
Robt. Pryor, refusing to do road duty.
Robt. Hoffpauir, refusing to do road duty.
Thad Cantine, striking to murder.
Emanuel and Raoul Pellerin, violating Sunday law.
Adolphe Lasalle, obscene language.
Jos. Lincoln, stabbing to kill.
Jno. Bull, alias Ellis White, stabbing to kill.
Amos Buchanan, refusing to do road duty.
Maxile Cormier, refusing to do road duty.
Marcel Broussard, burglary and larceny.
Emile Augustin and Alfred Francois, striking to kill.
Bebe Francois, discharging.
Ben Young, burglary in night time, armed with dangerous weapon.
Dupre Breaux, violating Sunday law.
Bertinance Guidry, manslaughter.
Arthur Minnick, shooting to murder.
Dupleix Breaux, violating Sunday law, $200.
Ed Green, carrying concealed firearms in public road.
Zacharie Veazey, horsestealing, weapon, $10 and cost.
Adolphe Lasalle, obscene language, $50 and costs.
Clement Pryor, refusing to do road duty, $5 and costs.
Willie Alexander, larceny, 10 days jail, subject to road duty.
Nelson Deen, larceny, 3 months in penitentiary.
Ellie Breaux, disturbing peaceable assembly $25 and parish jail 25 days, and in default of fine, 4 months additional jail.
Saul Arceneaux, disturbing peaceable assembly, $25 and five days jail and in default of fine, 4 months additional jail.
Finley Floyd, refusing to do road duty, $5 and costs.
Erastus Foreman, refusing to do road duty, $5 and costs.
Robert Hoffpauir, refusing to do road duty, $5 and costs.
Paul Girouard, violating Sunday law, $200 and costs.
Emmanuel and Raoul Pellerin, violating Sunday law, $200 and costs.
Maxile Cormier, refusing to do road duty, $5 costs.
Bebe Francois, discharging firearms on public road, $5 and costs.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
For Judge 18th Judicial District, PHILIP S. PUGH, of Crowley.
For District Attorney, 18th Judicial District, WM. CAMPBELL, of Lafayette.
For Judge of First District of the First Circuit, Court of Appeals, JULIAN MOUTON. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
Cause of Lockjaw. - Lockjaw, or tetanus, is caused by a bacillus or germ which exists plentifully in street dirt. It is inactive so long as exposed to the air, but when carried beneath the skin as in the wounds caused by percussion caps or rusty nails, and when the air is excluded the germ is roused to activity and produces the most virulent poison known. These germs may destroyed and all danger of lockjaw avoided by applying Chamberlain's Pain Balm freely as soon as the injury is received. Pain Balm is an antiseptic and causes cuts, bruises and like injuries to heal without maturation and in one third the time required by the usual treatment. It is for sale at Lafayette Drug. Co. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
The Public Ball Nuisance.
MR. EDITOR: - Knowing that you are always willing to receive and publish, in the columns of your valuable paper, articles purporting to the general good, I would respectfully request you to give space to these few lines:
Having at heart the welfare of mankind, and particularly of the community in the midst of which I live, and feeling it to be my right, nay, my duty, as a citizen to offer suggestions for the betterment of society, I wish to call the attention of our police jurors to an evil which if allowed to continue unchecked, will ere long completely ruin the morals of our young men; an evil which has already been the cause of many promising young men having to take their abode within the cold, grim, dismal walls of the penitentiary, and has heaped sorrow, upon gray hairs of more than one mother; an evil which is so great that I wonder that our wise lawmakers have not already enacted laws for its suppression. I refer to the public balls. That these nocturnal assemblies are detrimental to the young people of the country no can deny. The dockets of our courts contain hundreds of cases which, had it not been for the public balls, never would have been there. Young men, and very often boys in their teens, congregate at those places with their pockets full of bottles of whiskey, drown their senses with this damnable poison, and then, under cover of the darkness of the night, all sorts of abominations are committed. Quarrels arise, fighting takes place, pistol shots are exchanged. Oftentimes, nay almost invariably, boys who went there as friends, as companions, and as chums, once they are under the influence of that vilest of hellish potions, alcohol, set to quarreling about trifles, attack each other, and the game ends in their arrest by the sheriff or one of his deputies, who is always present, and the paying of heavy fine by the boys' fathers, and some of these boys returning home from the balls, in a state of drunkenness, often attack peaceful travelers, pistols and hollow in the public roads, break fences, to say nothing of numberless other misdemeanors, and thus get themselves in the clutches of the law, and bring sorrow and trouble to their families.
I ask our police jurors to put a stop to these balls and would suggest that an efficient way to do so would be to require every ball keeper to pay a license of not less than one hundred dollars for each and every ball that he gives.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
Resolutions of Bar Association.
The undersigned committee appointed by the bar of Lafayette parish to consider the judiciary amendments and those connected therewith, beg leave to report that they recommend to your favorable consideration the proposed amendment to the present Constitution making the judges of the Supreme Court elective by popular vote. From the experience of other States and what they know of the history of this State your committee believes that the election of the supreme judges as well as the election of the other judges has given much more satisfaction wherever tried that has the appointive system. For instance, in the State of New York where the appellate judges are elected by the people, the judges of that State are generally recognized as men of the highest character and ability. In this State, your committee points with pride to the time when our judges of the Supreme Court were elected by the people. Although we have had very able judges on the supreme bench since the adoption of the appointive system it is a well-known fact that we have had none superior under that system to those who were elevated to that exalted tribunal during the time they were elected by popular vote.
Your committee also recommends for your endorsement the proposed amendment providing that in cases of vacancy in the offices of clerk of court, sheriff, district attorney, and judges, that the same be filled by election and not by appointment. This is the beginning in our State of the movement now going on looking to the restoration to the people of their right of electing their own officers and to the curtailing of the executive patronage, which we hope will finally result in the abolishment of the appointive system.
In regard to the Court of Appeals your committee thinks that a review of the organization of that court under the Constitutions of 1879 and 1898 would be proper. The Court of Appeals as organized under the Constitution of 1879 had several objectionable features. As then constituted for each circuit. There were five circuits in the country parishes, each circuit having an average of about twelve parishes. These judges were required to hold two terms of court a year in each parish with no provision of law requiring them to remain at their sitting places until the cases were finally disposed of. It follows that having about twenty-four terms of court to hold every year they kept going continuously from one parish to another and were not able under the system then prevailing to remain sufficiently long at the same parish seat to make final disposition of the cases appealed to them. Under this faulty system re-hearings were often filed and not passed upon until it was possible for the court to reach them at some other term in their circuit. Under the Constitution of 1898 an attempt was made, not to change the system, as before established, but merely to cut down expenses in our judiciary by having the Supreme Court to assign two district judges for service as judges of the Court of Appeals. Instead of being better the plan adopted by the present Constitution has made things worse. Under the present Constitution the district judges are required to hold continuous sessions in one parish during ten months if that parish composes one district, or alternately during that time in the different parishes constituting the district, the two other months of the year being allowed to them for vacation. Notwithstanding this requirement of continuous sessions the district judges are under the present Constitution assigned by the Supreme Court to serve as appellate judges. Some are required to serve in three and others in as many as five parishes. Having to hold two sessions a year in each parish the district judges have to hold from six to ten sessions of court as appellate judges in addition to the ten months requirement of service as district judges. If some of the district judges should hold continuous sessions as required and should declare their inability to serve as appellate judges they will be following the mandates of the Constitution and the existing plan for a Circuit Court will be a partial if not a complete failure. The district judges who are assigned as appellate judges are often residents of distant parishes. Should one of the two judges assigned be unable to attend court for some cause or other the court would have to be adjourned and the appeals would hang over until the court met again in regular session. In case motions for re-hearing were filed where a term had been held no disposition could be made of the applications until the next session as the judges would return to their respective homes and would not meet until then unless the judges passed on the applications until the next session as the judges would return to their respective homes and would not meet until then unless the judges passed on the applications in chambers and without meeting for that purpose, whereas if the proposed amendment for the reorganization of the court is adopted the three judges who will constitute the court are required by law to meet at certain designated places and to remain there until all the cases are heard and finally passed upon. Under the proposed plan they are not required to be continually traveling from one parish to another as theretofore and will have more time to give to the consideration of cases submitted to them. If the proposed amendment is adopted there will be only two circuits in the State, the first circuit which is ours being composed of twenty-five parishes and the second circuit of twenty-seven parishes. Instead of about twelve parishes being allotted to two judges as provided for by the Constitution of 1879, in the first circuit twenty-five parishes will be allotted to three judges in the other circuit. Under this plan much more work is given to the appellate judges and they could not be reasonably charged, if the amendment passes, of holding sinecures. Moreover, under the proposed plan only six judges are elected for the country parishes whereas ten were provided in the five country circuits under the Constitution of 1879. Here is a retrenchment in expenditures of sixteen thousand dollars a year, a large saving to the State with a proposition for the establishment of a stronger and better court as shown in the parish of Orleans where a court similar to the one proposed has been established and has given entire satisfaction to the bar and the people in general.
In this connection we would note that the adoption of the circuit court amendment would establish a uniform judiciary system for the whole State and would doubtless give as general satisfaction to the people of the country parishes as the court of appeals now existing in New Orleans gives to the people of that parish.
In addition thereto the committee will state that a Court of Appeals consisting of three judges would in point of character and ability be equal to the Supreme Court of the State which once consisted of three judges only; and thus would secure to those people who are litigating for amounts under two thousand dollars as good a court as those who litigate before the Supreme Court for larger amounts.
The poor man should have equal opportunities for the litigation of his rights as the wealthy classes of our citizens now have before the Supreme Courts.
We therefore recommend the endorsement of the Circuit Court amendment as well as the others heretofore mentioned.
Respectfully, CHAS. D. CAFFERY, ORTHER C. MOUTON, JNO. L. KENNEDY.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
To the Patrons of the Lafayette Schools.
On account of the over crowded condition at the Masonic Hall, it will be impossible to enroll any more pupils at that building after to-day.
I regret having to turn away any who may wish to enter school, but the accommodations are inadequate.
W. J. AVERY,
Principal Lafayette School.
Oct. 5, 1904.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
Cane Crop Fine. - In answer to an inquiry as to crop conditions in his ward, Mr. J. G. LeBlanc, a prominent merchant of Broussard, stated that the cane crop is one of the best he remembers. As to cotton, that while many expected only a half crop, it was his opinion that nearly a three-fourths crop would be gathered. Caterpillars had done very little damage. He also added that cotton was moving much faster this season than last. At this time last year the gins had turned out only about 300 bales, but up to the present between 1,000 and 1,100 bales had been ginned. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 10/5/1904.
Poisoned Himself. - Marcel Broussard, the young white man arrested by Sheriff Lacoste some time since, for breaking into Mr. Judice's store at Scott, poisoned himself last Thursday by taking paris green. The unfortunate left a wife and several children. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
Was an Error. - By error last week it was stated that Numa Broussard had brought an ear of corn to this office, having 11 ears on one stalk. It should have read Numa Bernard.
Nuptial. - Dr. Z. J. Francez of Carencro, and Miss Lilly Johnson of Crowley will be married at the home of the bride to-day Oct. 5, at 9 o'clock a. m. The young people will make Carencro their future home.
Lecture at Court House.
John M. Ray, of Nashville, Tenn., National Organizer of the Local Party, will deliver a lecture on "Socialism vs. Capitalism, which?" at the court house, to-night and to-morrow night, Oct. 5, and 6, at 8 p. m. A special invitation is extended to the ladies to be present.
Notice. From this date all parties who unload freight from switch, known as the Stewart Lewis & Taylor switch, will be charged Fifty cents per car, payable in advance.
The first meeting of the Attakapas Literary Society this season was held in the Industrial Institute Auditorium Saturday night.
The Industrial Institute Athletic Association reorganized Thursday and adopted a constitution and elected officers. Jno. Mchuse was elected president.
Off to Baton Rouge. - Sheriff Lacoste leaves to-day with the following prisoners consigned to the State penitentiary: Joseph Bailey, burglary 11 years; John Rice, horsestealing 2 years; Thos. Amond, shooting to kill, 6 months; Walter Deen, larceny, 3 months.
Grading and Repairing Streets. - The City Council met in regular session Monday evening and adopted a resolution instructing the street committee to proceed forthwith in grading and repairing all streets. The regular tax rate was refixed at seven and half mills.
Taken by Mistake. - Last Thursday night at the Euchre at Falk's hall, a John B. Stetson hat size 7, bought of Levy Bros., was taken by mistake. Anyone having this hat will please return to The Advertiser office.
For low rates to the World's Fair via the Texas and Pacific Railway, ask any ticket Agent, or write E. P. Turner, General Passenger Agent, Dallas, Texas.
Gonzague Gladu left Monday morning to work in Opelousas.
Dr. F. E. Girard, who has been on an extended tour through the States, returned Monday evening.
Supt. L. J. Alleman spent last week in St. Martinville conducting a teachers' institute. He was assisted by Misses Agnes Morris, of the State Normal.
Mrs. L. J. Breaux, while at the World's Fair, kindly remembered The Advertiser with a souvenir mail card showing a panoramic view of the Fair.
Miss Elva Alpha, who is attending the Industrial Institute, spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents to Franklin.
Mrs. C. K. Darling and children left Saturday for Houston, after spending some time in Lafayette. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
From the Lafayette Gazette of October 5th, 1901:
A BUSY WEEK.
At the Industrial Institute.
It is needless to say we take great pride this week in noting the fact that the "Southwestern" has entered well upon its work of molding the brain and training the hand of our youth, a duality of purpose that is destined to furnish forth to the parish and State men who not only know, but who know how to do - men who will be useful as well as ornamental - a consummation certainly very much to be wished for in these parts.
We do not yet fully appreciate the manifold advantages that must necessarily accrue from the presence of this magnificent institution right at our very doors. We do not grasp the far-reaching results that will follow in the educational wake of this great school. All these things must sink slowly into our think-tanks, so to speak. That this institution is destined to be one of the greatest educational factors in the South, none but a cynic need attempt to deny. We are proud of our school, we are proud of the work it is doing, and it is "up to us" to give it the moral and material aid it is entitled to.
The academic work of the school is well under way, and the vim and vigor and sprightliness with which the teachers and students enter into their daily duties bespeak a very successful session.
The manual training departments are somewhat delayed, owing to the incompleteness of the machine shop, but the work on the building is progressing rapidly and all will soon be well.
The permanent schedule of studies has now gone into effect, and the classes come and go with clock-like regularity. The students are all at work. It would delight and gratify one who likes symmetry and order to visit the school and see how things are carried on over there.
The work in the art department is meeting with great success. Miss Randolph, the young lady instructor, is doing good work there - and she is doubtless not aware of the fact that her room was peeped into; therefore this datum.
One of the new features of the school is a large, lusty and lively foot ball team. Mr. Woodson is at the head of this, and is training the boys in the subtleties of the game - "push the ball," centre rush," etc., etc. Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1901.
Patronize Home Schools.
This State is now making great progress in the educational line. The Tulane and the State Universities are splendidly patronized; the State Normal is the objective point of young men and young women who flock there to receive an instruction alike solid and thorough, and two industrial schools, one at Ruston and the other at Lafayette, provide their pupils with a practical education that will bear rich fruit in the future years. - Marksville Blade.
The necessity of sending children to other States to be educated does not exist in Louisiana to-day. The advantages afforded by Tulane, the Louisiana State University, the State Normal, the Ruston and Lafayette Industrial Institutes should not be overlooked by parents who have children to educate. Four of these institutions are supported by the tax-payers of the State and consequently the tuition is free. At Natchitoches, Ruston and Lafayette girls as well as boys are admitted.
At the Lafayette Industrial Institute the splendid equipments of the girls' department are equal to those of any college in the country. Everything conducive to the health, comfort and proper training of the girls has been secured with the view of making that department a special feature of the Institute. The dormitory, for the girls is in charge of a lady whose character, temperament and culture are a guaranty to the boarders that they will find there a home not lacking in the most wholesome influences.
To the boys the Lafayette Industrial Institute offers advantages equaled in but a few schools in the country, and as the tuition costs nothing these benefits are placed within the reach of a great number who would otherwise have to be satisfied with a scholastic training less thorough and complete.
Surely with the facilities offered by the Louisiana schools, parents who will send their children to other States to be educated will be pursuing a policy that is not only unwise, but unpatriotic.
Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1901.
Changes at Western Union. - Miss Mary Littell leaves to-day for Opelousas, where she will take charge of the Western Union office. Miss Littell took charge of the Lafayette office when it was transferred from the depot to a more central point, and it is but just to say that during her management the people of the town have had excellent telegraphic service. The growth of the company's business at this point is in a great measure due to Miss Littell's splendid management, and many patrons of the Western Union here will regret to learn that she has decided to accept a position at Opelousas. Opelousas is Miss Littell's home town and however pleasant has been her stay in Lafayette, she no doubt welcomes the opportunity to return to the parental roof.
Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1901.
For Benefit of Home Company. - The Gazette is requested to state that the flying horses near Lacoste's building will be run from 4:30 to 10 p. m. next Monday for the benefit of Home Fire Company. During that time only white people will be allowed to ride. Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1901.
Laf.'s Merry-Go-Round. - That part of the town in which The Gazette holds forth is just now enjoying the favor of a merry-go-round. It is quite a neat arrangement, well-managed and deserves to be patronized, but, oh! how it does fill the ambient air with ragtime melodies. The horses are run by steam and so is the music, which accounts for the short intermissions. There is nothing so merciless as steam music of any kind, nothing so excruciating as rag-time music by steam, nothing so painfully monotonous as the repertoire of a merry-go-round. "I can't tell why I love you, but I do," "Just because she made them goo goo eyes," the ever present and irrepressible Reuben that "comes to town" are on the program, and if there isn't enough in all these to smooth the breast of a barbarian, then music hath no charms at all.
Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1901.
Raises the Liquor License to One Thousand Dollars - Other Matters Attended To.
The Police Jury met Thursday with the following members present: M. Billeaud, Jr., president; J. C. Buchanan, Alonzo Lacey, Saul Broussard, O. Blanchet, Aymar Labbe, F. G. Mouton, Alex Broussard. Absent: Jno. Whittington.
The committee appointed to attend to certain improvements in the clerk's office was discharged.
By motion of Mr. Buchanan the tax-collector was instructed to collect the taxes due by the heirs of Col. Alex DeClouet. These taxes have not been paid because of litigation involving the question of whether the property is in Lafayette or St. Martin parish. The Jury has taken this action to hasten the decision of the matter.
The committee appointed to settle with the tax-collector and treasurer reported that settlements had been effected and quietus granted to the respective officers.
On motion of Mr. Labbe the following gentlemen were appointed on the committee to form a budget for 1902: Messrs. Lacey, Labbe, Mouton and Greig. The committee reported a budget amounting to $27,805. It was adopted.
Mr. Mouton moved to fix the liquor license for 1902 at $1,000. Mr. Buchanan offered a substitute to fix the license a the present figures. The vote on the substitute was as follows:
For - Bauchanan, Saul Broussard, Alex Broussard.
Against - Mouton, Lacey, Labbe, Blanchet.
The motion to fix the license at $1,000 was then adopted.
Messrs. Alleman and Moss, representing the School Board, appeared before the Jury and urged that body to adopt a resolution pledging to meet the respective school districts half way in any efforts to improve the buildings, etc. The Jury at appropriated $100 toward building the Roger school house, but refused to promise any further appropriations.
A committee, consisting of Messrs. Blanchet, Labbe, Mouton and Greig, was appointed to settle with the collector for licenses.
After the approval of accounts the Jury adjourned.
Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1901.
Holds a Regular Monthly Meeting - School Matters Attended To.
The School Board met last Thursday with the following members present: A. Olivier, president; H. Theall, Alex Delhomme, Sam Montgomery, Jasper Spell, N. P. Moss. Absent: Dr. R. O. Young, Pierre Landry.
The minutes of previous meetings were read adopted.
Jasper Spell reported that he had rented the school lands in the second ward. His action was approved.
Superintendent Alleman reported that he had visited the locality of the Mathieu school and that in his opinion the number of educable children in the vicinity justified the opening of that school. It was decided to open the school on Nov. 4. It is understood that R. B. Martin will be appointed teacher of the Mathieu school.
Dr. Moss and Superintendent Alleman were appointed a committee to see about the leasing of the school lands.
Superintendent Alleman stated to the Board that he recommended that the Roger school in the sixth ward be transferred to the lot recently given by Rosemond Comeaux for that purpose. He stated that Mr. Comeaux had donated one acre of land suitably located for a school and that the people of the vicinity had subscribed $100 toward the building of a school house. The Board ordered that the change be made and appointed Messrs. Moss, Guilbeau and Alleman to call upon the Police Jury to ask of that body an appropriation of $100 for the erection of the new school building on Mr. Comeaux's lot. The Jury granted the appropriation.
Mr. A. L. Guilbeau asked the Jury to pay him the salary for one month taught after the closing of the other schools in the parish. Mr. Guilbeau's request was acceded to.
Superintendent Alleman was authorized to investigate the matter of removing the Theall school to Bayou Vermilion. It is suggested that this school be transferred to the line diving Lafayette from Vermilion and that each parish bear an equal share toward the support.
Jasper Spell offered the following resolution, which, after being seconded by Mr. Theall, was unanimously adopted:
"Whereas it has come to the knowledge of the School Board that the residents and school patrons of Carencro have lately raised funds by private subscription to paint and otherwise improve and equip the public-school house in Carencro, and also to assist the Board in providing better educational facilities in that community; and that the patrons of the Roger school in the 6th ward agree to donate a more centrally located piece of ground for that school and agree to haul the lumber and construct the building without any expense to the Board; and that property tax-payers of the first and seventh wards have taken the initial step to levy a special school tax to be devoted to securing improved educational facilities and a longer school term; and that the town of Lafayette is on the eve of voting an issue of bonds amounting to $24,000.00, for the erection and equipment of a spacious modern High School building, be it
Resolved, That the School Board views with great satisfaction the evidences of a growing popular interest in the subject of public education throughout the parish of Lafayette, commends the public spiritedness of the citizens in the oralities named and welcomes the co-operation of the people at all times in the efforts being made to improve the standard of our public school system." Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1901.
The Country Editor.
The country editor is generally as full of compliments as a dog is of fleas. He is loaded with editorial bouquets which he distributes among the people of the town with admirable impartiality. The judge is learned, the lawyer is erudite, the farmer is thrifty, the bank cashier is efficient, the surgeon is skillful, the police is eagle-eyed and watchful, the bride is eternally dressed in a most becoming costume, the groom always looks manly and is handsome, the deceased was an exemplary citizen, but we had not yet heard of the undertaker. An exchange speaks of him in the following terms: "We are proud of the impressively solemn appearance of our undertaker. A smiling undertaker is a hideous incubus on the growth of the town." Original source unknown. Printed in Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1901.
An Expected Gusher is Not a Gusher.
If this thing keeps up awhile people will begin to learn that there is a vast difference between a gusher and and an expected gusher. And we are beginning to think that it is not safe to place much credence in oil news. Men who are ordinarily truthful seem to have absolutely no regard for truth when speaking of gushers. Persons who detest the common liar are guilty of the grossest exaggerations when describing alleged oil indications. Newspaper correspondents have entered into the spirit of the times and the most extravagant reports find their way into print. This oil excitement has developed more liars than politics, horse-racing or fishing, and unless an actual gusher is discovered it is hard to foresee what will happen. Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1901.
Our Public Road System.
Communicated: To the Lafayette Gazette
I claim that every land owner, house holder and laboring man over 21 years of age and under 50, living or staying in the parish who is not exempt by law, should pay a road tax either in work or in money.
The vehicle tax I admit is a great improvement on our old mud hole system. But it is not a thorough, equal or just system. It does not reach one half the people who in justice should pay a road tax. For instance there is a man living one half mile of town who owns a small farm worth at least $5,000. He owns one vehicle and pays 50 cents road tax. His neighbor across the road owns about 150 acres of land which he values at over $30,000. He lets it all out to people living in town; he has one vehicle, but he lives in town and consequently pays no road tax. Nearly adjoining the above farm there is a farm containing 450 arpents valued at $15,000. One of its owners lives in town, one in Texas and the other in New Orleans. The land is worked by small croppers. The owner never pays one dollar of road tax. Across the road from the 450 arpents is another man who owns 150 arpents, the land and stock are valued at $10,000. The owner never pays one cent of road tax on it, but he has three men that work for him that have no accessible property who are taxed according to the present law for 36 days road work, $21.60. Here we find four men with $60,000 worth of property that don't pay one dollar of road tax and three men worth nothing that are taxed for 36 days of road work.
Will any sane man tell me that there is any justice or equal right in such a system. I think not. The above are only four cases out of several hundred throughout the parish. I have no fault to find with our present Police Jury expenditure.
I think the public money that they have spent on our roads has been judiciously expended. I think that they have struck out in the right direction. I hope they will not stop until they give us a thorough, equal and just system for working our public roads. A system that will reach every laboring man, house holder and free holder. It matters not whether the owners live in town or out of town, they all receive their share of the benefits alike from having good roads. There is nothing that our Police Jury can possibly do to settle up and build up our parish equal to giving us good roads and a thorough system of working them.
(Signed) J. NICKERSON.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1901.
To Be Held at Scott in October - Program and List of Prizes.
The first parish agricultural fair will be held in Scott, La., either on the 10th or 27th of October, due notice of which will be given by posers. A varied and interesting program is assured, comprising musical numbers, speeches, in English and French, recitations and dancing. As to the exhibits of products of field and farm, that depends entirely upon the initiative and progressiveness of the farmer, who will be afforded an opportunity of exhibiting free of all charge, and of competing for the premiums - three prizes being offered for most exhibits.
Fourteen reliable time-keeping and guaranteed watches, 4 elegant oxidized copper hat racks with French plate mirror, 1/2 dozen sets (1/2 dozen each) of silver plated spoons, 1/2 dozen beautiful framed pictures, large size: 1 dozen handsome framed medium sized colored lithographs in gold frame, 1 framed chalk sketch, 1 copy of Landseers's Trust, 1 copy of Heineises' "Bridal Party," 1 dozen colored lithographs of Old Masters, and a number of other prizes will be distributed free of charge.
Exhibitors will have the further advantage of having their exhibits auctioned off for their benefit, thus affording ladies a ready market for their handiwork. No farmer need hesitate from entering the tests on account of want o preparation. As every exhibitor will enter on the same footing products of field, farm, dairy and garden must be in place and labeled by 7 p. m. the evening before the opening. Live stock and poultry can be brought day of fair before 12 m.
PREMIUM LIST AND COMMITTEES ON AWARDS.
Cotton - 3 prizes: Watch, large picture framed, medium picture framed. Committee on award: J. P. Gulley, Hugh Hutchinson, P. A. Chiasson.
Corn - 3 prizes: Watch, large picture framed, medium picture framed. Committee on award: Cleophas Chiasson, C. C. Brown, Capt. Buchanan.
Sugar Cane - 3 prizes: Watch, large picture framed, medium picture framed. Committee on award: Alcide Judice, Edmond Mouton, Col. Breaux.
Rice - 3 prizes: Copper hat rack and mirror, large picture framed, medium picture framed. Committee on award: Jos. Broussard, Jasper Spell, Dr. Clark.
Oats - 3 prizes: Hat rack and mirror, large picture framed, Landseer's Trust. Committee on award: Cols. Torian and Breaux, Sid Veazey.
Hay Baled - 3 prizes: Hat rack and mirror, large picture framed, carb-plated picture. Committee on award: Sid Veazey, Capt. Alex Broussard, W. B. Torian.
Alalfa or Lucerne - 3 prizes: Watch, hat rack and mirror, medium colorgraph framed. Committee on award: Drs. Hopkins and Girard, F. Lombard.
Sweet Potatoes - 3 prizes: Watch, 2 colored lithographs. Committee on award: Alex Delhomme, Sr., Duperon Morvant, Jules Langlinais.
Irish Potatoes - 3 prizes: Watch, 2 colored lithographs. Committee on award: Hutgh Hutchinson Ulysse Bernard.
Tobacco Curedleaf - 3 prizes: Watch, 2 colored lithographs. Committee on award: Capt. Buchanan, Sam Montgomery, P. A. Chiasson.
Peanuts - 3 prizes: Medium colorgraph framed, 2 color lithographs.
Pop-corn - 3 prizes: Medium colorgraph framed, 2 colored lithographs. Committee on award: Drs. Hopkins and Guidry, Sam Montgomery.
Garden Truck - 3 prizes: Watch, medium colorgraph framed, colored lithograph. Committee on award: Drs. Tolson, Girard, Martin.
Mules - Home-raised American, age 3 to 6, 3 prizes: Watch, large framed picture, medium framed colorgraph. Committee on award: H. Theall, L. G. Stelley, Dr. Girard.
Cows - Milch, any breed, 3 prizes: Watch, colorgraph framed, colored lithograph. Committee on award: Sam Montgomery, Dr. Moss, Jack Mouton.
Horses - Home-raised American, buggy, 3 to 8 years, 3 prizes: Watch, colorgraph framed, colored lithograph.
American Colts - Age up to 3 years, 3 prizes: Watch, colorgraph framed, colored lithograph. Committee on award: Dr. F. Girard, Donlouis Herpin, Aurelien Olivier. Committee on award: Capt. Alex Broussard, Alonzo Lacey, Martial Hebert.
Sheep - Any breed, 3 prizes: Chalk engraving framed, 2 Webster's Handy Dictionaries illustrated. Committee on award: Dr. Clark, N. F. Broussard, Jack Davis.
Ham and Bacon - Home-made cured ham and bacon, 3 prizes: Watch, framed colorgraph, Webster's Handy Dictionary illustrated. Committee on award: Jack Davis, N. F. Broussard, J. P. Gully.
Poultry - Turkeys - 3 prizes: 1/2 dozen silver-plated spoons, colorgraph framed, mounted print.
Ducks and Geese - 3 prizes: 1/2 dozen silver plated spoons, colorgraph framed, mounted print. Committee on award: Hebert Trahan, Jos. Dugas, Alf. A. Delhomme.
Family Manufactures - Moss - Blackcured, 100 lb. bales, 3 prizes: Dictionaire Francais, N. Landais; Webster's Handy Illustrated Dictionary, mounted print.
Best calico-pieced quilt, prize, picture; best silk-pierced quilt, picture; best 5-yd rag carpet, prize, picture; best hand-made lady's wear, prize, picture; best hand-made man's underwear, prize, picture; best man's plain white white shirt, prize, picture; best man's collars and cuffs, prize, picture; best crochet silk cravat, prize, picture; best specimen of darning, prize, picture; best Mexican drawn work, prize, picture; best knit slippers, prize, pocket pen; best fancy slippers, prize, pocket pen; best 6 ohms handmade canton yellow cottonade, prize, watch; best palmetto, hand made hats, 3 shapes, prize, fountain pen; best cotton quilt, prize, picture; best embroidered center piece, picture; best doily set, prize, picture; best sofa pillow, prize, picture; best lunch or tray cloth, prize, picture; best hammock pillow, prize, picture; best embroidered book cover, prize, picture; best drawn work bed, linen, prize, picture; best drawn work table, linen, prize, picture; best hand-made lace handkerchief, prize, picture; best respouse work, prize, picture; best chamois work, prize, picture. Committee on award: Mmes. L. G. Stelly, I. A. Broussard, J. Hahn, Misses, M. Cayret and Edith Dupre.
Pantry Stores - Best loaf, white bread, prize, picture; best loaf graham bread, prize, picture; best loaf corn bread, prize, picture; best loaf rice flour bread, prize, picture; best loaf entire wheat bread, prize, 1/2 dozen silver plated spoons; best sample raised biscuit, prize, picture; best sample Virginia-beaten biscuit, prize, picture; best samples of angel, chocolate, coconut layer, fruit, fig layer, ginger and fruit cakes, prize, watch; best samples home-raised cucumber, chow chow and green tomato pickles, prize, History of Belgium; best samples preserved pears, peaches and figs, prize, history of Ottoman Empire; best sample cottage cheese, prize, picture; best sample home-made jellies, prize, picture; best sample honey in comb, prize, picture; best sample honey extracted, prize, picture; best sample home-made butter, prize, watch; best sample home-made battery syrup, prize, watch. Committee on award: Miss Dupre, Mmes. C. C. Brown, Jos. Broussard, Alcide Judice.
Mechanics - best home-made leather, prize, book; best home-made buggy harness, prize, book; best home-made saddle, prize, book; best home-made shoes, prize, book; best home-made boots, prize, book; best home-made saddle blankets, prize, book; best home-made rawhide chairs, prize, book, best home-made broom, high grain, prize, book; best home-made white oak basket, prize, book; best home-made bamboo basket, prize, book. Committee on award: Louis Lacoste, Mr. Nicholson, Mr. Adams.
Art - best water color drawing Lafayette scenery, best oil painting original, best sepia drawing, best tapestry work, best crayon sketch from nature, best amateur photographs, best musical compilation, best musical composition, best amateur portrait tinting, best amateur ceramic work. Special prizes will be offered in this department if articles exhibited average 60 per cent. Committee on award: Mr. Wm. Clegg, Prof. Sontag.
Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1901.
Selected News Notes (Gazette) 10/5/1901.
The concert given last Tuesday at Falk's hall by Mrs. J. Alfred Mouton and her music was greatly enjoyed by a large audience. The performers reflected much credit upon themselves and their teacher. Some fifty dollars was realized.
Mr. Wm. Ducharme, a young man born and reared in Lafayette, died at his home near town, Thursday of last week. Mr. Ducharme leaves a wife and two children and a large number of friends and relatives to mourn his loss.
The beautiful residence of Mr. P. L. DeClouet is about ready or occupation. H. A. Eastin, the painter, has done a neat job of the painting and papering.
For Sale - One delivery wagon, one pair of mules and one double self-measuring oil tank. Apply to H. Hohorst.
An addition to the building and a coat of paint has considerably improved the appearance of the store of Mouton & Salles.
Dr. Gaston Gladu, whose illness at Westminster, Texas, was reported in The Gazette two weeks ago, has recovered sufficiently to visit his relatives in Lafayette. Dr. Gladu had not visited Lafayette since several years and his friends here were pleased to meet him.
Judge John Clegg, of New Orleans, was shaking hands with his many friends Friday. Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1901.
From the Lafayette Advertiser of October 5th, 1895:
...Coming to Lafayette October 9th, 1895...
Read this review from one of the Advertiser's Exchange Papers...
PAWNEE BILL'S WILD WEST.
HUNDREDS WERE TURNED AWAY FROM THE FAMOUS SHOW YESTERDAY.
...Pawnee Bill's historical wild west show, Indian museum, and Mexican hippodrome, and imposing and varied aggregation...
Pawnee Bill's historical wild west show, Indian museum and Mexican hippodrome, an imposing and varied aggregation, opened yesterday on the circus grounds out Grand River avenue . Extremely large audiences greeted both afternoon and evening performances, hundreds of people being turned away, especially in the evening, when the seats were all filled half an hour before the curtain arose on the opening acts of frontier life. The spectators found an abundance with which to satisfy themselves, and the wild western and Mexican features were generally applauded with shouts of approval. That the interest manifested was of the most intense order was in evidence from the fact that whenever anyone arose and obstructed the vision of the occupants of the grand stand, yells and shouts rent the air from the demonstrative spectators. Those who were turned away expressed disappointment, as more reserved tickets were sold by the management than there was room for.
The features of the entertainment were so numerous that it is a task in itself to refer to them all. In the introduction the public were made acquainted with Senor Antonio, a Mexican leader, a troup of Mexican vaqueros, George Elser, fancy and trick cowboy rider, a band of cowboys, Standing Bear, chief of the Sioux Indians, a tribe of Sioux warriors; Gray Eagle, of the Mahaje Indians, a tribe of Mahaje braves; Capt. A. G. Show, Indian agent and interpreter; a group of western lady riders, Miss May Little, champion lady horse back shot, and Maj. George W. Little, Pawnee Bill, white chief of the Pawnee, and late leader of the Oklahoma boomers.
The interesting and numerous troups of performers appeared in a program that was well conceived, holding the attention of the audience to the end. The difficult rifle practice by Pawnee Bill made a favorable impression. The Mahaje cremation was followed by an exhibition of lassoing and riding wild Texas steers. The old act of the pony express carrying the United States mail and being attacked by Indians was again given, but with a vim that added new zest to this feature of the entertainment. A true representation of the Deadwood stage coach robbery made a great hit. The cowboys while riding at full speed picked up all kinds of objects from the ground amid the enthusiasm of the multitude, and the score of acts were heartily received, they were novel, strong and fairly illustrative of the life in the west and in Mexico.
Original source unknown. In the Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
Narrow Gauge. - The narrow gauge road started several years ago between Carencro and Breaux Bridge is now completed. We understand the Huron plantation will fulfill all its contracts for cane this season.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
Hohorst Delivers. - Our enterprising townsman Mr. Henry Hohorst has created a sensation with his beautiful new delivery wagon. Every body is buying groceries from him now, so that they can have the pretty wagon stop at their gates. Mr. Hohorst bought his wagon of Mr. Englemann, dealer in wagons and buggies.
Laf. Advertiser 10/5/1895.
One Cent Rate to the Fair.
In addition to a half-fare rate to the Jennings Fair, Oct., 15-18, the Southern Pacific Co. have issued the following authority for a still cheaper rate:
HOUSTON, TEXAS, Sept. 21, 1895.
To Ticket Agents, Beaumont to Morgan City inclusive:
On account of the Annual Fair and Race meeting to be held at Jennings, La., in October next, a special train has been arranged to run from Morgan City to Jennings and return on Oct. 17th and 18th, for which tickets will be sold as follows:
Returning, the special train will leave Jennings at 7:00 p. m.
Agents west of Jennings, to and including Beaumont, will also sell for regular train on Oct. 17th and 18th at following rates:
Tickets sold at above low rates from stations west of Jennings on the 17th and 18th will be good to return Oct. 19th, 1895.
J. P. PARKS, A. G. P. & T. A.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
Executive Committee of Anti-Administration Party Meets.
Lafayette, La., Sept. 30th, 1895.
The Executive Committee of the Anti-Administration Party of the Parish of Lafayette met pursuant to adjournment.
After a full consideration of all matters coming before them, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:
1. Resolved that this Committee recommend to the voters of this Parish as suitable candidates:
FOR DISTRICT JUDGE, Conrad Debaillon.
FOR SHERIFF, Wm. Campbell.
Subject to the action of the Democratic party. That the recommendation for judge is made subject to the approval of the voters of Vermilion Parish and subject to the action of the Democratic party of the 17th Judicial District.
2. Believing as we do the silver question is of great moment to our people, and that it is a State issue and greater than any man, be it resolved that we favor it as a primary money at a ratio of 16 to 1, independent of the action of any other nation; and that we will vote for no man for any State office or the national Legislature who may oppose its restoration, or who is not outspoken in its behalf.
P. B. ROY, Chairman.
D. A. COCHRANE, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
Judicial Choice of Candidates.
The report of the last meeting of the Democratic Anti-administration faction shows the most judicial choice of candidates ever placed on a political ticket in this Parish.
In fact the names of Conrad Debaillon, as district judge, and of Wm. Campbell as sheriff, are a sure guarantee of success in the great battle being fought by our faction.
These men, whose honesty is known all over this Parish, command the respect of the voters, and surely, their candidateship will be the most popular we ever had in this parish.
Their well-known sympathetic temper and politeness has attracted to them the good feelings of the whole population, and their ability is not a question of doubt.
We have often been accused by certain newspapers of this Parish, of trying to control all the Democratic interests in this part of the country.
We hope that our way of proceeding as shown by the report aforesaid will be a final proof of our good intention.
The choice made by this meeting is not an imposed one, it is only recommended to the parish Democratic party. Such is not the act of a faction attempting to control everything. On the contrary they humbly submit their opinion and give the names of candidates whom they believe the most suitable.
They are honorable citizens not satisfied with the present administration and wishing to make a change in it; are they wrong in doing so? we don't believe they are, they only exercise a privilege which they equally accord to others.
We are fully aware that this will not suit certain "interested" parties whose reign must surely end, after the approaching battle. But we are not here to serve their ambitions views, and they will find our opposition everywhere, in town as in the country privately as in public. There is a need of changes in the administration, the great majority of the voters feel that necessity and will facilitate our work.
The unanimous vote which brought out this ticket proves that there is no division in our ranks. Our antagonists tried to make the public believe that we were unable to arrive at a decision at a certain meeting, because we were all divided. They did not understand that the discussion which took place in that meeting was not one of "Dark Discord" but the free and liberal expression of each citizen taking part in it. We are not of those peoples who do not suffer any discussion, but wish to impose their will without any resistance on the part of their partisans. We never kneeled before a dicator and we hope that in this free land of liberty we will never be obliged to do so. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
COMMUNICATED FROM SCOTT: To the Lafayette Advertiser.
Mr. Editor: It is an established fact that failures never attract attention in any way. Yet, your contemporary of the Gazette, seems to deviate from the general rule. In his belief, our last ward meeting at Scott was a total failure; therefore, why devote so much space in his valuable paper in explaining to his readers that it was not a success? Why such elegant and "recherche" style wasted on an insignificant little ward meeting and the selection of a Police Juror? Let me kindly advise to keep such write-ups for State and National Conventions.
We are a sorry set of "Ignoramuses" out here without any knowledge of rules and regulations as to how the Democratic Party is managed, so we like to follow the example of our betters. Some few months ago, right within the walls of our own Court House, a municipal ticket was formed according to the same rules which governed our ward meeting. The Gazette never alluded to "breach of Democratic Etiquette" at the time. So, upon honor, we never doubted for one moment but that we were paying most courteous homage to our grand old party. Sorry we were mistaken.
Pray, what is meant by Cushing's Parliamentary laws? Any need of them in such a "Strange Meeting" whose "whole proceedings were looked upon as a huge joke?"
The Gazette reproaches us with "acting like Kings." Trying to be sarcastic he was only truthful as this is the most correct statement of the whole editorial. Being true born American citizens, we are indeed the most independent monarchs of the world: Kings of Liberty, and intend wielding our sceptre of Golden Rod with most royal authority.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
A PETRIFIED MAN FOUND IN LAFAYETTE, LA.
Thursday afternoon a rumor reached town that the body of a petrified man had been found about four miles from Lafayette. By the courtesy of Mr. Horace Broussard who came to our office and kindly offered to take us to the spot where the man had been found, we were driven to the scene of the discovery, a few miles from Lafayette on the banks of bayou Vermilion. We were not a little surprised to see the hole presenting every evidence, as represents to us, of a well preserved, body having been removed.
Mr. Alphonse Peck and Ralph Duhon were the discoverers. The account which they give of the wonderful (unreadable word) is as follows. "We were driving along through the woods in a wagon, near the place where the body was found," says Mr. Peck. "I became thirsty and proposed that we go down to the bayou ready to get a drink of water. As we proceeded quietly on. I suddenly stumped by toe upon some hard object, glancing down to see what I had stumbled upon, what was my amazement to see what appeared like human toes protruding from the ground. I called to Mr. Duhon who was slightly in advance of me, and told him what I had found. After recovering from the excitement which such an object would produce upon a man walking in such a wild deserted spot, we set to work to investigate matters a little further. Having no other utensils than our pocket knives and hands, we bean the work of excavation; we soon unearthed the body of man, five feet, ten inches long, in the most perfect state of preservation, and entirely petrified. The body was brought into Lafayette and placed in Mr. Peck's saloon, where throngs of curious gazers viewed the mysterious object. We have seen the wonderful curiosity, and we believe there is no doubt as to its being genuine. It is now on exhibition at the old Lafayette Studio."
Mr. Peck is very proud of his rare discovery, and we understand has refused some very flattering offers for it. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
Certain rumors are now afloat regarding the petrified man as being a circus scheme, etc., this is untrue. I am willing to take oath that I found this man buried on the banks of bayou Vermilion, a few miles from Lafayette.
Signed, Alphonse Peck.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
New Delivery Wagon.
Our enterprising townsman Mr. Henry Hohorst has created a sensation with his beautiful new delivery wagon. Everybody is buying groceries from him now, so that they can have the pretty wagon stop at their gates. Mr. Hohorst bought his wagon of Mr. Englemann, dealer in wagons and buggies. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
All members of the Frank Gardner Camp No. 580, are requested to be present at the meeting to be held at the Court House in Lafayette, on Saturday, October 5th, at 11 o'clock. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
Settling into New Home.
Mrs. V. Mouton of Plaquemine, wife of the future assistant cashier of the First National Bank, arrived on Wednesday with her children. Mr. Mouton will arrive to take charge of his duties in the bank about the 15th. They will make Lafayette their permanent. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
Sold His Plantation.
W. S. Torian sold his entire plantation on Thursday, including all buildings, stock, and farm implements, for $9,000.00. The purchasers were Wilbert J. Chapman and Wm. V. Nickelson from Minnesota. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
Narrow Gauge Road.
The narrow gauge road started several years ago between Carencro and Breaux Bridge is now completed. We understand that Huron plantation will fulfill all its contracts for cane this season. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
The ball last Saturday at Cook and Martin's was well attended, and pronounced a success. The dancing continued till the small hours of morning. The Broussard band with the able leader Prof. Jeanero deserves commendation. The Broussard band will be available to us in the future in furnishing music or our entertainments, etc. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
Negro Cut at Ball.
A row occurred between two negroes at a ball last Sunday night, which resulted in the probable fatal wounding of one of the participants, who received it cut with a razor. The assaulter was arrested and lodged in jail. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
Departed with Horse.
Lesley, a book keeper on the Huron plantation, made a very sudden departure from there on Tuesday, carrying with him as a souvenir, a horse belonging to the receiver of said place, Mr. Johnes. Lesley came to Lafayette with the horse and deposited it at Engelman's livery stable, stating that he would call for it in a few days. Deputy Sheriff Gallagher of St. Martin Parish, who was in pursuit of the fugitive, arrived in Lafayette Friday and recovered the horse. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 10/5/1895.
Mr. H. H. Hohorst visited N. O. during the week.
Dr. H. C. Salles is making additions to his dwelling.
The regular fall term of criminal court will begin on Monday.
There are 16 prisoners in jail.
Rev. E. Forge is on the sick list. We hope to be able to announce his recovery very soon.
"The Beggar Venus" such is the title of a nice little play to be given at Falk's Hall at the end of this month. All those who take part in it are invited to meet at Falk's Hall at three o'clock to-day.
Miss Marthe Mouton returned from Plaquemine on Wednesday after a most pleasant visit.
Mrs. John O. Mouton left Tuesday for New Orleans where she will purchase a large stock of winter goods for her store.
Mrs. C. K. Darling entertained the Tennis Club at her parents home, Mr. and Mrs. J. Nickerson, on Wednesday night.
Mr. F. O. Cornay left for Kempers Plantation at Glencoe, on Wednesday, where he will boil sugar during the season.
Carencro Cotton Gin was unable to work during the week on account of one of the machines being broken, but it will resume in a few days.
The partnership of Demanade and Higginbotham was dissolved last week. Mr. Higginbotham intends opening a new business in the near future.
With R. J. Tanner having been granted a leave of absence of a few days, Mr. Pointboeuf relieved him as Engineer during that time.
Don't miss the excursion Sunday Oct. 13th, going to Alexandria. Train will leave Lafayette at 7:55. This will be a good opportunity to see the grand fair at Alexandria. Round trip from Laf. only $2.00, from Carencro, $1.75.
After a two months visit in Texas Mr. W. S. Torian returned home Friday. He informed us that during his stay he suffered so much with fevers, that he was compelled to come home.
Mr. B. A. Salles brought a stalk of sugar cane to office 7 ft. and 3 inches long. This cane was raised on Maurice Mouton's plantation.
Felix Salles has just returned from New Orleans, where he has been purchasing a large assortment of beautiful goods for the new store of Mouton & Salles, which will open to the public early next week. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1895.
From the Lafayette Gazette of October 5th, 1895:
Alphonse Peck Finds a Petrified Man.
Lafayette has a real sensation in the shape of a brand new petrified man that Alphonse Peck found Thursday morning in the woods on Horace Broussard's place about two miles from town. Anybody who has heard Peck tell about his ghastly find is convinced of the genuineness of the discovery. Mr. Peck and Ralph Duhon, were walking toward the bayou, when the former stumbled against something which proved to be the toes of a man. Of course, he was at first awe stricken at the sight of such an unusual thing. He called Duhon's attention to it and then advanced a little nearer. He scraped the dirt from around what he was soon convinced was the foot of a man. A spade was procured and one can easily imagine the surprise of Messrs. Peck and Duhon when they dug out the body of a man hard as stone. As petrified bodies are rather uncommon things in this part of Uncle Sam's domain the news spread rapidly. In a few hours a number of people from this town and Breaux Bridge were on the scene. Among those who came from the latter place were two physicians who unhesitatingly pronounced the body as that of a human being. It is five feet, 10 inches, and of perfect build; and weighs about 450 pounds. Save a hole in the abdomen and one on each thigh there isn't the least fracture discernible on the whole body. Some thought that the face bore the features of an Indian while others were of the opinion that there was no doubt as to the body being that of a white man. The hands, which were placed just above the breast in the regular way for burial, are perfect in every particular; the traces on the fingers and the fingernails are exceptionally well marked. The moustache gives the upper lip the appearance o extra thickness, and an eye-tooth sticks out. The cheeks protrude like those of an Indian and the forehead looks also like that of the red man.
In the afternoon Messrs. Ralph Duhon and Horace Broussard brought the stone-man to Peck's saloon where a large crowd soon congregated. Mr. Peck informed us that the body would be washed and placed on exhibition when everybody will have an opportunity to see it. Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1895.
The Advertiser comes back at us, not with any argument to sustain its untenable position, but it sings its favorite little song about those horrid "dictators," and then attempts to put words into our mouth that everybody who has read our article and understands English knows we have never uttered.
Before proceeding any further in this rather premature discussion we wish to state that The Gazette has never said or inferred that the anti-administration committee or faction is trying to lead the white people as it would lead negroes. We trust that our contemporary has not intentionally misquoted our article, and do not believe him guilty of such unfairness.
The Gazette did say, however, that in making the assertion that two or three meneurs were running the politics of this parish, our esteemed friend unwittingly insulted the white voters, for were they guilty of being led and controlled in the manner implied, they would not be entitled to enjoy the sacred privileges accorded to freemen. Men who have Caucasian blood running in their veins do not, as a rule, submit to masters. This, our friend should know full well. When he spoke of meneurs probably he had his mind fixed on those dark days when the negroes were herded like cattle to fight against decency and respectability.
During those troublous times the menuer was in the heyday of his glory, but since Mr. Sambo has heeded the counsels of his superiors and taken a back seat the menuer's occupation is gone. The Gazette also casually remarked that when The Advertiser said that the political affairs of this parish were controlled by "two or three dictators" is necessarily implied that the white voters were blindly led by the nose, in the same way as the docile lamb is led to slaughter. The Gazette retorted that the white people were not such moral cowards and blooming gumps as to permit two or three meneurs to lead them like dumb brutes. But The Gazette has not, does not and will never compare the followers of the Falk's hall committee to negroes, for the gentlemen of that organization are, as a rule, good men who have a perfect right to organize as much as they see fit and to vote against whomever they choose.
No, gentle Vandy; the menuer's occupation, like that of Othello, is gone.
The meneurs, themselves, are considerably reduced in numbers, for some have left for more congenial climes to the sweet tune of Annie Laurie while others remained at home in innocuous retirement. Sometimes the plaintive voice of one is heard, and for what ! for reform ! He is a dead-game reformer who would reform everything and everybody himself. In reality he is instinctively opposed to anything that smacks of genuine reform. He bears an inborn hatred to the very idea of reform and he would rather turn up his toes to the daisies than appear in the role of a real reformer.
If The Advertiser is sincere in its antipathy to "bosses" it will withdraw its support from the Falk's hall committee for within that doubtful body are some esteemed gentlemen who have a vast amount of practical experience in that line of business.
While on the subject of "bossism" we might remind our confrere that the people of this town and parish were given a most striking illustration of what The Advertiser would name "bossism." And in that case it should be still the more objectionable to the good Democrat. It was "bossism" of a concededly Republican source, attempted on a Democratic convention. The hand of the "boss" was clearly evident on that fateful day and the manner it was dealt with by the Democrats was effective, forcible and painfully impressive.
The Advertiser makes the doleful announcement that it will continue to sing its little song on "bosses" in every issue. While we are sincerely sorry for the readers of that paper, he would indeed be a heartless villain who would deprive our good friend of that pleasure. He is entitled to tell his little tale as often as given an opportunity. It is an absolutely harmless pastime and he should have his fun just as well as other folks.
Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1895.
Met Behind Closed Doors.
About eighteen members of the committee appointed by the meeting held some time ago at Falk's hall held a conference last Monday behind closed doors, and it is reported, formed part of the ticket, as follows: For Judge, Hon. C. Debaillon; for sheriff, Wm. Campbell, Esq., and for representative, G. W. Scranton. There were no selections for other offices. It will be seen that two of the candidates are members of the committee. A mass meeting had been announced for that date, but for some reason or other the people did not "mass." Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1895.
There is a decided improvement in the business of the town. From all appearances the clerks are busy selling goods. The Gazette was informed by several merchants that they were of the opinion that the fall trade would be eminently satisfactory. Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1895.
'Ladies Man' In Charge.
Mrs. Jno. O. Mouton left Tuesday for New Orleans where she will purchase a large stock of the latest styles in millinery. During her absence our handsome young friend, Emanuel Pellerin, has charge of the store. As "Manuel" is quite a ladies' man we have no doubt that he is more than pleased with the change. Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1895.
The popular painter, H. A. Eastin, has just completed the work on Mrs. L. Bourges' new dwelling house. Those who need the services of a first-class and conscientious workman should either call on, or write to Mr. Eastin.
Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1895.
Gordy Out and About.
The many friends in Lafayette of District Attorney Gordy were happy to meet him this week. No officer has ever been more successful in winning the esteem and confidence of the people than this able young lawyer. It is safe to say that his re-election is an assured fact. Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1895.
Come Along, Gentlemen.
In several parishes candidates have announced themselves in the local papers. If there are any candidates in Lafayette parish, let them come forward and let the people know they are running. Come with your "glue," gentlemen, and have us tell the people that you want them to vote for you. But when you come bring your money along with you, as the cash will be required for all announcements. The following prices will be charged: For district offices, $15; parish, $10; ward, $5. Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1895.
Mr. Mouton Resigns.
[From the Iberville South.]
The citizens of our town will learn with sincere regret that Mr. F. V. Mouton, the courteous and affable Ticket & Purchasing agent here, has sent in his resignation and will leave for his old home, Lafayette, about the middle of next month. He has accepted a position in the People's Bank at his old home. Mr. Mouton has made many warm friends during his stay in Plaquenine and in leaving will carry with him their best wishes for future success.
The South also predicts for our esteemed and valued friend a brilliant career as a banker. True merit always wins. - Iberville South.
The Gazette welcomes Mr. Mouton to his old home and congratulates the directors of the Peoples Bank for having secured the services of such a popular and competent gentleman. Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1895.
Gazette Agrees with The N. O. States.
The children who are too poor to buy shoes can not attend the public schools in New Orleans. The unfortunate bare-footed boy must not enter the school house; he is not wanted there, though it might appear strange to many people who believe that the public school is, first of all, the place where the child of the poor may be taught how to read and write. To the strict disciplinarian it may look all right to shut out the poor little fellow because his parents can not provide him with foot-gear, but to right-minded people it is a rank injustice, if not heartless cruelty. All honor to The City Item for its donation of shoes to the poor children, thereby enabling them to receive the priceless boon of an education which should be given to every child born under the stars and stripes, however humble and poor it may be. Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1895.
The district court will convene here Monday.
The City Council will meet Monday, when a deputy marshal will be appointed.
Miss Martha Mouton has returned home from Plaquemine.
Felix Salles made a short visit to New Orleans during the past week.
H. H. Hohorst made a flying trip to the Crescent City during the week.
Pig's feet at Alex Delahoussaye's.
Mr. Albert F. Cayard, of this place, and Miss Cecile Landry, of Morgan City; were married at the latter place last Tuesday.
The veterans will hold a meeting Saturday morning at the court house.
Dr. S. R. Olliphant, of New Orleans, came to Lafayette Friday and was a guest at the home of Mr. J. J. Davidson.
Bolden Hoffpauir, a farmer living near Duson, was in The Gazette office Thursday. He spoke encouragingly of the rice crop.
We must compliment Will and John Graser upon the very neat work they did on the store-building o Mouton & Salles. Lafayette Gazette 10/5/1895.
From the Lafayette Advertiser of October 5th, 1889:
Southern Pacific Schedule Change.
On the 1st of October the Southern Pacific railroad made a change in the schedule of its passenger trains, a knowledge of which may sometime prevent some of our readers from getting "left."
The evening train from New Orleans to Texas (No. 20) arrives at 6:02 and departs at 6:27. The night train (No. 18) arrives at 12:53 a. m. and departs at 1:04. The morning train from Texas to New Orleans (No. 19) arrives at 8:09 and departs at 8:34. The night train (No. 17) arrives at 1:04 a. m. and departs at 1:16. The night trains now meet here. On the Morgan "tap" the regular passenger train for Alexandria (No. 50) departs at 6:59 p. m., and the train from Alexandria (No.51) arrives at 8:15 a. m. The mixed train for Cheneyville (No. 73) arrives at 9:30 p. m. All aboard!
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1889.
It was our good fortune to attend the grand ball at Falk's Opera House, Friday night, Sept. 27th, given by Morgan Lodge No. 317, Brotherhood of Railroad Brakemen, of Lafayette, and seldom have we seen gathered here such a large and gay and thoroughly satisfied assemblage. The large hall was tastefully decorated with the novel insignia of the order, - locomotive bell and headlights, brakewheels, signal lanterns of different colors, signal flags, etc. Quite a number were in attendance from neighboring towns; and the famous Breaux Bridge String Band sustained its well earned reputation by discoursing the sweetest music, to which the merry dancers whirled in mazy figures seemingly without tire. Refreshments were bountifully provided, and mirth and festivity ruled supreme. The most perfect order and decorum was observed, and not a single incident occurred to provoke the criticism of the most fastidious. We are happy to note that all in all the entertainment was a deserved success, and reflects much credit on the management. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1889.
The experiment made by General Sewell, Mr. Gillespie and Dr. Ayers, of raising ramie on the "Oakbourne" plantation, near the town of Lafayette, has culminated in complete success.
The crop of about two hundred acres is now harvested, and is of excellent growth and fine quality. Already the stubble is luxuriant with a second crop growth. A few days ago General Sewell returned home with a decorticator for working up the ramie fibre into shape for bailing. It is a magnificent piece of machinery, manufactured in France, costing $1,000 and weighing between five and six thousand pounds. It will be set up immediately, and will soon be in operation.
The fact being now established that the soil and climate of Lafayette parish is peculiarly adapted to the successful culture of ramie, these parties intend next year to add several hundred acres to their plant. Other men, of progressive ideas and penetrating judgement, have with great interest watched the progress of this experiment, and are now firmly of the opinion that this newly developed industry will be speedily adopted by planters and farmers throughout this section as an auxiliary and valuable source of revenue from their lands.
Mr. J. M. Gillespie, a large cotton planter of Tensas parish, Mr. Parker, of New Orleans, Dr. Ayers, of New Orleans, General Sewell and other gentlemen, are now combining to establish a manufactory for the spinning of ramie, weaving of cloth, etc., with a capital stock of $500,000, right here in Louisiana. In conversation with us General Sewell expressed himself decidedly in favor of Lafayette as the best point at which to fix the plant, on account of the facilities afforded here for cheap labor and cheap living for operatives. Here we can manufacture excellent bricks, secure cheap grounds, and be exempt from numerous expenses incident to the establishment of such an enterprise in New Orleans. If he meets with the encouragement from our citizens which his interest in fostering our growth and prosperity deserves, General Sewell feels assured that he can accomplish his purposes in the respect.
The above is not "boom" talk, but is founded upon facts and writings in the possession of General Sewell which we have seen. Our interview with him of too recent occurence to admit of our doing more than give a mere outline of the matter just now, and setting you to thinking upon the subject. We shall have more to say hereafter.
Here is an opportunity offered to a community for its material advancement and welfare such as seldom occurs in a life time. It may be within our power to grasp it and reap the reward of our enterprise. It is at least worth an effort. Shakespeare's admonition here has weight:
"There is a tide in affairs of men, which, if taken at the flood, leads on to fortune."
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1889.
Attention Oyster Lovers. - J. Vilmont Hubac, a well known and deservedly popular colored restaurateur of our town, has opened a very neat and commodius oyster parlor in the billiard room of the Racket House, at the depot, where he will always be found prepared to serve the very best oysters in any style desired. On his opening night Colonel Cochrane stepped in and discounted the carrying capacity of Colonel Leather Breeches' "oyster sloop" by loading 184 raw oysters. Col. C. is a "schooner."
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1889.
Vigneaux to Monroe.
Marshal Vigneaux left during the week for Monroe, to attend the October term of the U. S. Districts and Circuit Courts. Deputy Marshal Wm. Campbell will join him there next week. They will be absent two or three weeks. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1905.
The criminal term of the Lafayette District Court convenes next Monday, Judge Edwards presiding. Owing to the wide-spread notoriety which the "regulators" have brought upon our parish, and the fact that a number of them will be brought up at this term for trial upon grave charges, the proceedings of this term of the court will be watched by the country at large with critical eyes. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1889.
Morgan Lodge Says Thanks.
The members of Morgan Lodge No. 317, Brotherhood of Railroad Brakemen, of Lafayette, desire to express to the public their grateful appreciation of its liberal patronage of the entertainment given on the night of Sept. 27th, and tender their special acknowledgments to Mrs. Jno. O. Mouton, Mrs. W. W. Wall, Mr. James Mitchell, master mechanic, and employees, and Mr. A. F. Church, for generous contributions and valuable assistance. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1889.
Grand Ball to Be Given.
Lafayette Lodge No. 37, Knights of Pythias, will give a grand fancy dress and calico ball, for the benefit of their relief fund, at Falk's Opera House, on Saturday, November 9th, 1889, on the occurrence of their 7th anniversary. It is needless to say that an entertainment under the auspices of such well known and highly esteemed gentlemen as compose the Lodge here will be of the highest order, and the event is looked for with pleasant anticipations. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1889.
The match game between the Quickstep and Crapaudville base ball club, last Sunday, was not played out, but through some misunderstanding was drawn on the fourth inning. They not propose to commence new and play it out next Sunday - if it takes the balance of the Fall to do it. Somebody wants that $15. We have heard that the Crapaudville's want to handicap the Quicksteps by sawing off four inches of Will Graser's legs. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1889.
Monday we were favored by Dr. Geo. W. Scranton with some fine bananas grown on his place at Royville. These bananas ripened on the tree, and were far superior in flavor to those that are imported and forced to ripen on the stem. This illustrates the possibilities o tropical fruit culture in Lafayette. Both banana and orange trees grow here luxuriantly, and with their protection in winter would bear profusely. The beneficial effects of an abundance of thoroughly ripe and wholesome fruits in a semi-tropical climate cannot be over-estimated. The Doctor was up here endeavoring to get an appropriation from the police jury to enable him to eke out an existence until the sickly season sets in - if it ever does, as the health of his community this summer and fall has been distressful and alarming to physicians. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1889.
Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 10/5/1889.
The weather the first of the week was bright and warm, turning cooler Wednesday evening. It has been highly favorable for harvesting crops, and our farmers have not neglected their opportunities. We are glad to note that cotton is coming in as fast as it can possibly be handled.
Our streets are again very dry, and the dust is annoying. A good rain just now would be a great comfort to our citizens, besides being a vast benefit to farmers.
So far, our parish escaped the usual equinoctial storm.
Flowers and ornamental vines have bloomed again, and look as fresh and bright as springtime.
Our cotton buyers are all now doing a rushing business.
So far, our parish has escaped the usual equinoctial storm.
The hunting season has opened and now is the time to "shoot that old straw hat!"
Next Monday is the day fixed for the regular meeting of our Police Jury.
Judge C. Debaillon is now established in his law office, in the building next to Dr. Beraud's office, where he will be found practicing his profession.
The members of Hope Lodge No. 145, F. & A. M., are hereby notified that a meeting will be held at the Lodge room at 6 o'clock this evening.
We made a slight mistake in regard to the meeting of the Ladies' Aid Society in our last issue. The regular monthly meeting is to take place at the residence of Mrs. Wall on next Monday. We have got it right this time, sure.
The skirmishers of the advance guard of the Grand Army of Tramps have already reached Lafayette. In a few weeks the battle for grub will become general all along the line. Now is the time to lay in a supply of bull and stale bread. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1889.
From the Lafayette Advertiser of October 5th, 1878:
NATIONAL CONVENTION ON YELLOW FEVER PROPOSED.
[Charleston (S. C.) News and Courier.]
When the scourge for this time has passed away, and the people have leisure to reflect, it is hoped that this all important subject will not be banished from their minds, but that a national convention, consisting of delegates from all parts of the Union, will be rallied to consider it. These delegates should be men of position and intelligence - men who have a stake in the communities which they represent. They should collect from the testimony of experts, public records, private diaries and contemporary newspapers all the information possible to be had on the subject, and they should elaborate some practical plan by which the occurrence of such a pestilence hereafter would be rendered morally impossible. If the power of the General Government should be requisite to carry out that plan, then Congress should take the matter in hand and pass the necessary laws. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1878.
Yellow Fever News.
We did not assert that Granada and Memphis were suffering on account of the want of a quarantine. We said, "on account of imperfect quarantine, or for the want of any at all, Memphis, Grenada and other places are suffering," etc. Our confrere of the Meridional will please stand corrected. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1878.
Bagging & Twine to Be Admitted.
The articles admitted within the limits of this parish by the Board of Health will be found enumerated in the published proceedings of the Board. From and and after the 15th of this month, bagging and twine will also be admitted.
The Board of Health is composed of physicians and prudent and enlightened gentlemen, and is good authority in matters pertaining to the public health. It would therefore, be safe and proper for our town authorities to be guided by the recommendations of the Board and permit the same articles admitted into the parish, also to enter the town of Vermilionville. It is hoped the City Council will consider and act upon this matter as soon as possible. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1878.
Board of Police Meeting.
At a meeting of the Board of Police of this town, held on the 28th, of Sept., the following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That no person will be permitted to enter the town of Vermilionville from an adjoining parish or neighboring town, without a certificate from the President of the Board of Health of the parish and the Mayor of the town, certifying that there is no yellow fever in the parish or town from whence the person hails ; and the genuineness of the signatures to said certificate must be certified to by the clerk of the court of the parish with the seal of court attached. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1878.
Proceedings of the Board of Health.
PIN HOOK, Sept. 28th, 1878.
The Board of Health met at 3 o'clock P. M., with the following members present:
Drs. Mudd, Trahan, Hopkins, Scranton, Cunningham, Messrs. Girard and Caffery.
It was ordered that from and after the 15th day of October next, Bagging and Twine be admitted into the limits of this parish, on condition that certificates be furnished the quarantine guards that said articles have been thoroughly disinfected.
It was also ordered, that the following articles be admitted within the limits of this parish, from this date, without restrictions, to-wit :
Drugs, common salt, soap, matches, illuminating oils, candles, lime, lumber, flour, gun-powder and shot, crockery, hardware, all kinds of disinfectants, moss pork, mess beef, all bacon except canvass-bacon, meal, grits, rice, liquors in barrels or cans, all machinery, wagons, ploughs, farming implements, stone coal, plug tobacco in boxes, gun caps, malt liquors, bottled and packed, writing paper, pen and ink, also sugar of all grades.
The Secretary was requested in making his written report to the Police Jury at its next regular session, to present to that Honorable Body the importance of having a permanent Board of Health - recommending that the town Council of Vermilionville be requested to act in concert with the Police Jury in the organization of said Board of Health.
The following accounts were approved by the Executive Committee, to-wit :
The Board adjourned until the next regular meeting on Saturday the 5th day of October, to be held at the Court House in the town of Vermilionville.
F. S. MUDD, President.
W. H. CUNNINGHAM, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1878.
City Council of Vermilionville.
Special Session Sept. 27th, 1878.
Hon. J. O. Mouton, Mayor, presiding and all the Councilmen present.
The Mayor explained that the purpose of the meeting and presented the following communication, which was read and unanimously accepted by the Council.
Vermilionville, Sept. 27th, 1878.
To the Council of said Town,
I have under consideration the resolution adopted by you on yesterday, repealing resolutions adopted by the Council on the 24th inst., relating to admitting, under certain restrictions, persons from neighboring parishes and also resident physicians and ministers of the Gospel, who may have gone beyond the limits of this parish. I believe the modifications of our quarantine regulations made on the 24th inst., to be judicious and wide in accord with the views of wishes of a majority of the citizens of the Corporation, and failing to see any reasons or necessity for the repeal of said modification ; I have the honor to inform you that my signature as Mayor, is refused to said repealing resolution adopted yesterday and present you these as my objections.
(Signed) JOHN O. MOUTON, Mayor.
On motion of Mr. Vigneaux seconded by Mr. Hebert, it was
Resolved, That the U. S. Stages and mail matter of the first and second class, shall be hereafter admitted within the limits of this Corporation after proper airing and fumigation of the said mail matter at the quarantine station, and that the drivers of said stages be and are hereby required to produce the certificate prescribed by quarantine regulations of the Council, before they are allowed to enter the limits of said Corporation.
Adopted by the following vote: Ayes - Hebert, Vigneaux, R. L. McBride. No - Landry.
On motion of Mr. Lindsay seconded by Mr. Hebert, it was unanimously
Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the Mayor to wait on the Board of Police of said town and ascertain whether or not, they are willing to continue to act and render the services here before rendered by them to the corporation of Vermilionville, under the quarantine laws of said corporation, and said committee to report instanter if possible.
The Mayor appointed Messrs. Hebert, Vigneaux and Lindsay on said committee.
The committee reported that they had called on the members composing the Police Board and that they consented to serve ; except Mr. Eastin, who had previously resigned and tendered his services as a volunteer guard.
The resignation of Mr. Eastin having been considered and accepted, the Mayor appointed Ed. Pellerin, Esq., to fill said vacancy.
On motion of Mr. Lindsay seconded by R. L. McBride, it was unanimously
Resolved, That a vote of thanks be and is hereby tendered to the Police Board and volunteer guards under them, for the very efficient manner in which they have performed their duties in the past.
On motion of Mr. Vigneaux seconded by Mr. Hebert, it was unanimously
Resolved, That the Mayor be requested to inform the Postmaster at New Orleans, to forward all mail matter except third class to this place.
On motion the Council adjourned.
J. O. MOUTON, Mayor.
H. M. BAILEY, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1878.
DEMOCRATIC CONSERVATIVE TICKET.
For State Treasurer, E. A. BURKE, Of Orleans.
For Congress - Third District, J. H. ACKLEN, Of St. Mary.
For State Senator - 11th Senatorial District, C. H. MOUTON, Of St. Martin.
For Representative, CONRAD DEBAILLON. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1878.
With much regret, we announce the death o Felix Demaret Caffery in New Orleans, having fallen a victim o the prevailing epidemic. He was son of J. J. Caffery, Esq., of this parish, and by his energy, perseverance and meritorious conduct, had acquired a reputation full of promise and usefulness. The sad news was heart rending to the afflicted parents and family, and they have the sympathy of the whole community. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1878.
Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 10/5/1878.
It is with pleasure that we are unable to correct the false report, that Mr. Jules Mouton, the son of Judge E. Mouton, was down with yellow fever at Cypremort.
The Tax Collector notifies the tax payers of the parish of Lafayette that from and after the 31st day of October, all unpaid taxes and licenses will be collected with costs. Lafayette Advertiser 10/12/1878.
A Word as to Tooth Brushes and Their Use.
A tooth brush should not be too large nor too stiff. The medium size or soft quality is recommended by the leading Dentists. The proper employment of a tooth brush does not require the exercise of the same amount of muscles as the scrubbing of the floor. The principal object of brushing the teeth is to remove the accumulation of food. The upper teeth should be brushed downward, and the lower teeth upward. This method besides securing the requisite cleanliness; more thoroughly than any other way also encourages the growth of the gum around the neck of the teeth. The tooth brushes sold at Moss Pharmacy answer the above description and are guaranteed by them.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1904.
From the Lafayette Advertiser of October 5th, 1909:
A CREAMERY AN OPPORTUNITY.
It is too often the case with a great many communities that while believing in and wishing for local industries they overlook the opportunities lying at their feet, as it were, while straining their gaze after some big cotton factory or other very expensive and doubtfully successful industry. They seem to get away from the truism that it is the little things that count and make up the big things.
If we look over the industrial field we find as a general thing, if not entirely so, that all the big industries have grown up from small beginnings; in the case of such mammoth affairs as the Steel Trust is has been a case of evolution from the small to the consolidated great. A factory cannot succeed unless its product has a market. A big factory with an immense capacity throwing its output into the market already filled with similar goods must naturally fail unless it has the capital behind it to suffer loss until it can will its way, and then it is seriously doubtful if it can be made to win through.
The failure of many small cotton mill undertakings in the south as well as some pretentious ones has demonstrated that success in any undertaking depends upon the saleability of the product. When the long felt want or possibility of creating a want is absent, then making a "go" of new industries is mostly a matter of "no go."
This should present the matter of building up local industries in the light that it should be seen from in the first instance. At that is to manufacture or produce something for which there is a reasonably large local demand. The effort should be to supply this demand and by producing such a superior article win a demand beyond the local market and thus build up.
If we look about in the stores and see what is being sold in our town and parish it is easy to find some things that we might engage in making for home use and thus keep our money at home, while giving the young people of our community employment that is both profitable and advantageous.
Among the various industries that it would be possible to inaugurate in Lafayette parish we would suggest as one of the most needed and promising on the way of profits to all concerned would be the establishment of a co-operative creamery at Lafayette. There is an immense amount of western butter consumed in the parish and town, a quantity fully sufficient to keep a moderate size creamery actively in operation for twelve months in the year. We can make all the butter needed for home consumption and much more, then why should we not do it? Why buy our butter from the west to the great profit of those communities when we can profit ourselves and be sure at the same time that we are getting a pure and first-class article, and a little cheaper, for we save the freight.
People prosper when they learn how to use the resources they have and take advantage of their opportunities. Lafayette parish for soil, climate and general advantages can not be beaten. We have a fortune here in our lands and opportunities; it is for us to develop both, and in doing so let us not overlook the things for us to do that are lying before us awaiting the doing. Lafayette Advertiser 10/5/1909.