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 From the Lafayette Gazette of December 1st, 1900:

Winter Weather Makes its Appearance.

After a month of most delightful weather winter seems to have made its appearance with the evident intention of staying a while with us. The farmers have had the best kind of weather to harvest their crops and there is no reason to complain, even if it is not just as we would like it. For the small yield of the plants, the man with the hoe has been compensated with good prices for his wares and the most propitious weather to harvest the products of the soil. We believe that as a result of these providential favors the country is fairly prosperous. Of course man has enough of the mule about him to kick anyhow, but weighing well the good and the bad, we believe the people of this section had cause to be sincerely thankful last Thanksgiving day.

 Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1900.

Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is just four weeks off and it is not too early to begin giving some thought to the subject of Christmas remembrances. For purposes of presentation good books have a strong claim to public favor. The merit and value of a good book is beyond dispute and for that reason is peculiarly well suited for a holiday gift. A good book is both entertaining and instructive, and never becomes stale, but remains a continual source of enjoyment to its possessor.

We cordially invite you to visit our salesroom and examine our assortment, consisting of all the new and copyright books. We also have a full and complete stock of Juvenile Books, Standard Sets, Illustrated Gift Books, Calendar Booklets, Prayer Books and Bibles, all handsomely bound and especially adapted for the Holiday season. We also have on sale a comprehensive line of Parlor Games and Board Games for you and old people.

 Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1900.

After 1900 Galveston Hurricane...
High Island is O.K.

 Mr. Overton Cade was in Lafayette this week. Mr. Cade informed the Gazette that the High Island Hotel will be opened for business next season and that the storm has made the place more popular than ever. As is well-known, High Island was the only point on the coast which was not greatly damaged by the storm. The results of the storm prove that High Island offers ample protection from both wind and water. It is too high to be reached by the waves and the hotel building was constructed to withstand the most violent gale. The Gulf railroad, running within one mile of the hotel, will soon be rebuilt.
Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1900.

For Insane Asylum. - Deputy Sheriff Mouton leaves to-day to take Joe Malapart and Elmer Hill to the Insane Asylum at Jackson. This is the second time that young Hill is sent to the asylum. Believed to have been cured he was released from that institution, but he was only temporarily relieved as subsequent events proved.
Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1900.

Died. - Mr. William Guchereau died at his home in this town Monday morning. Mr. Guchereau was a native of France and was 62 years of age. He was a resident of Lafayette a long number of years and was well and favorably known by the whole community. He was an industrious and honest man and enjoyed the esteem and respect of all who knew him. He leaves a widow and three children. His burial Tuesday morning in the Catholic cemetery was largely attended.  Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1900.

 Store Enlarged. - The attention of the reader is called to the advertisement of A. J. LeBlanc & Co., who have enlarged their store to keep a full stock of groceries, vegetables and fish in addition to the meat market. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1900.

 At the Power Plant. - Frank Printz, the machinist who was here during the construction of the waterworks plant, has been in Lafayette this week. We understand that Mr. Printz has been employed by the town to look into the condition of the engine at the power-house. Yesterday he was engaged in conducting a test.
Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1900. 

Places of Business Closed and Religious Exercises Held at the Methodist Church.

 Thanksgiving was fittingly commemorated in Lafayette. The schools closed and the boys and girls either attended religious exercises or remained at home. The post-office was also closed part of the day, enabling Uncle Sam's local representatives to enjoy several hours of much-needed rest. The banks, too, entered into the spirit of the day and their doors denied admission to customers from noon to 4 p. m. At the court-house the offices were deserted, the public servants having gone home to look after their share of turkey and the  etc.'s of the Thanksgiving dinner.

 Members of the Protestant congregations attended thanksgiving services at the Methodist church where prayer was offered by Rev. C. C. Wier and a sermon was preached by Rev. W. J. Sechrest. The president's proclamation was read by Prof. E. L. Stephens. A collection was made for the widows and orphans, the donations aggregating $43.42. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1900.

 Christmas Time. - Christmas is ahead, but we're ahead of Christmas. Call and see our pretty things already here, the advance-guard of the Christmas provision. Looking around involves no obligation to purchase. We are glad to have your present praise -- we will let the future take care of itself! A half-hour in our store will prove a liberal education in the latest phases of the beautiful in art.
T. M. Biossat's Jewelry Store.
   Laf. Gazette 12/1/1900.

 Murder and Robbery.

 A special from Opelousas to the Times-Democrat dated Nov. 28, says: "Sam H. Goldberg, a merchant at Garland Station, this parish, about fifteen miles from Opelousas, was assassinated and robbed last night. It seems that it has been the custom of Mr. Goldberg to close his store at 9 o'clock at night taking his account books and money box to his residence, which is only about fifty feet from his store. It appears that Mr. Goldberg had closed his store, with the exception of the front door, which leads to a small gallery, and when on this gallery, with books and money box in hand trying to lock the door, the murderer struck him on the head with a heavy piece of wood pulled from the fence near the store. Then murderer cut his throat with a pocket knife and made away with the money box, containing nearly $500 and some valuable papers. Goldberg's wife, finding it very strange that her husband remained at the store so late, went to some of the near-by neighbors and asked them to find out what was the matter. About 11 o'clock this morning they found him lying on his gallery in a pool of blood unconscious. He lived until this evening at 6 o'clock.

 "Sheriff Swords, Deputy Carlton Ogder, and Coroner Littell left this morning for the scene, taking with them two bloodhounds, but owing to the tracks being cold and so many people having passed over same, it was impossible for the dogs to follow. Two negroes have been arrested on suspicion."

 One of the negroes arrested is reported to have made a confession implicating himself and the other negro. Part of the money was found. Lafayette Advertiser 12/1/1900.

Expropriation Suit.

 The trial of the suit to expropriate the street through the land of Mr. Alex Mouton will be called up Monday before Judge Debaillon. A special jury has been drawn for the case. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1900.

Egg Famine.

 There was a local egg famine this week. Coming, as it did, on the eve of Thanksgiving, the housekeepers were considerably annoyed by the paucity of this almost indispensable commodity.
Lafayette Gazette 12/1900.

 Gave a Euchre Party.

 Mrs. B. J. Pellerin gave a euchre party Wednesday evening in honor of her guest, Mrs. T. A. Fontenot, of Opelousas. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. B. N. Coronna, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. B. Hopkins, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Davis, Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Martin, Mrs. Blake, Misses Mary Littell, Lizzie Parkerson, Lizzie Mudd, Leila Cornay, Flo Ramsey, Messrs. O. P. Guilbeau, Jno. L. Kennedy, S. R. Parkerson, C. M. Parkerson, A. L. Crooms, Jno. S. Givens, Jno. Harmanson, Don L. Caffery, Dr. F. E. Girard, Prof. E. L. Stephens. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1900.

New to Lafayette Parish.

 Mr. J. R. Jeanmard, who bought the Wier plantation, has moved to this parish with his family. Mr. Jeanmard was a resident of Thibodaux several years. He has not taken possession of his new home, but he will do so in the near future. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1900.

 Telephone Service to Shreveport.

 Work on the telephone line to Shreveport will soon be begun. When completed Lafayette will be in direct telephonic communication with Shreveport and all intervening points. It is the intention of the Cumberland Company to put up local exchanges at Opelousas and Alexandria. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1900.

President Caldwell, of the State Normal School, Delivers an Interesting Lecture.

 The Teachers' Institute held its regular meeting Saturday, Nov. 24, twenty-four teachers being present.

 The Institute was called to order by Prof. W. A. LeRosen.

 After roll call the minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The first half hour was devoted to the practice classes which were witnessed by teachers and visitors present, after which the critique, conducted by Prof. B. C. Caldwell, of the Louisiana State Normal School, was held.

 Prof. Caldwell then delivered an interesting talk upon progress in school work.

 Moved by Dr. E. L. Stephens, seconded by Mr. R. H. Broussard, that there be no afternoon session. Carried.

 The following program was arranged for the next meeting:

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 The Institute then adjourned to meet on Dec. 22, 1900.
LIZZIE G. MUDD, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1900.


 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 12/1/1900.

 Sheriff Broussard, Assessor Martin and Dr. A. O. Clark visited New Orleans this week.

 Judge Debaillon came up from Crowley to spend Thanksgiving with his family.

 The Grand Jury will be in session Monday to conduct some special investigations.

 The Gazette again reminds the voters of Lafayette parish that they have until the last day of December to pay their poll tax.

 John Greig was in Lafayette this week, having completely recovered from his recent illness.

 The Cumberland Telephone Company has bought the local exchange at Crowley and will put in a thoroughly up-to-date service.

 Miss Bessie Cornay came up Thursday morning from Patterson to spend a couple of days at her home in Lafayette.

 President Caldwell, of the State Normal School, favored the teachers of Lafayette parish with a most interesting and instructive lecture last Saturday morning.

 The buildings and fences around the Southern Pacific station are being freshly painted. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1900.



 From the Lafayette Advertiser of December 1st, 1894:


 Master Allie Sprole, son of Mrs. O. J. Sprole, met with a painful but not serious accident last Thursday. When in the act of crossing the railroad bed on Lincoln Avenue a gun he was carrying was caused to discharge by the rough motion of the vehicle in which young Sprole was riding, and the load of shot ploughed the fleshy portion of the right shoulder and did slight injury to the face. Dr. G. A. Martin dressed the injuries and pronounced them not dangerous.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/1/1894. 

At Falk's.

Those who appreciate a funny performance should be sure to attend the play at Falk's Opera House to-night. ALBA HEYWOOD and his big company will appear in Edgewood Folk's" and "Down In Injianny." This is Heywood's first appearance in Lafayette and he should not be confounded with the Heywood Concert Company that was here last season. Lafayette Advertiser 12/1/1894.

 Moving to Algiers.
Judge W. E. Bowen and family took leave of town yesterday, to go to Algiers, their future home. Judge Bowen's residence in Lafayette extends over a period of several years. He was justly regarded as one of our most public-spirited citizens, being prominently identified with every important public move always cheerfully giving his time, services and money in the furtherance of laudable public undertakings. He was especially active in making Lafayette High School an accomplished fact, in connection with other local zealous promoters of public education. The advertiser regrets that it should have occasion to chronicle the departure from our midst of Judge Bowen and his amiable family and trust they will find a congenial home in Algiers. 

Lafayette Advertiser 12/1/1894.

Police Jury Proceedings.

           Lafayette, Nov. 26th, 1894.
  The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present:  J. G. St. Julien, R. C. Landry, A. D. Landry, H. M. Durke, Alfred A. Delhomme and Alfred Hebert.  Absent:  C. C. Brown and Ford Hoffpauir.

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

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 Mr. Durke reported the Olidon Broussard bridge condemned by the carpenters as beyond repair and also that the authorities of Vermilion parish were unwilling at this juncture to rebuild the said bridge. Mr. Durke was continued as a committee in the matter and authorized to confer further with the Vermilion authorities as to the repairing or rebuilding of the bridge.

 A petition from the citizens of the 2d ward asking for a change of the public road running through the center of Mr. Theovide Trahan's land, and along its Northern boundary and praying that said road be changed to run on the Southern and Eastern boundary of the land of said, Theovide Trahan, was read and permission granted to effect the desired change provided that the said Theovide Trahan shall at his own expense by notarial act, make a deed of the proposed road and also obligate himself to put said road in good traveling condition and maintain the same for one year. Mr. Alf. A. Delhomme was appointed and authorized to represent the Parish in the above transaction.

 By motion duly made, it was Resolved that it shall be unlawful for any Railway or tramway train to obstruct the highways of the parish of Lafayette for a longer period than ten minutes and it is further Resolved that a fine of $25.00 be and is hereby fixed as a penalty for every violation of this ordinance which penalty shall be enforced by affidavit or indictment before any court of competent jurisdiction; and any and all ordinances in conflict herewith be and are hereby repealed and it is further provided that this ordinance shall become operative on and after its official promulgation.

 The following account was rejected.

 M. T. Martin, Swearing Election commissioners ... $3.00.

 The following accounts were approved:

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 There being no further business the police jury adjourned.
J. G. ST. JULIEN, Pres. pro tem
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/1/1894.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 12/1/1894.

Town council meets next Monday.

 First quarter of the moon on the 12th instant.

 Miss Edna Olivier visited relatives in Royville (Youngsville) this week.

 Messrs. A. J. McBride, and D. Palmer were visitors in Carencro Tuesday.

 Do you want fine candies? Go to Moss Bros. & Co. for them.

 Dr. R. B. Raney and Prof. W. A. LeRosen were pleasant callers at our office, last Monday.

 Dr. Geo. W. Scranton, of Royville, was in Lafayette, Monday, looking (unreadable word) and hearty.

 The Daily States cigar is made entirely different to any other hence you can tell them at first sight. Try them and you will like them. For sale by John O. Mouton.

 Engineer R. J. Tanner, who had been on the sick list for a few days, assumed his position on Engine 544 running between this point and Morgan City, last Sunday.

 Mr. A. Brower, who will be remembered sold his farm near town to Supt. A. J. Ross a few weeks ago, has lately purchased a tract of land at Bellevue, three and a half miles from Opelousas, and intends removing his family and personal effects to his new home before the close of the year. We regret to lose so valuable a citizen. Our loss will be St. Landry's gain, that much can be our consolation, and we commend Mr. Brower to the good people of that parish.

 Have your picture taken for 5 cts. next to the post office. You simply "drop a nickel in the slot," and a machine does the rest.

 District Attorney M. T. Gordy was in Lafayette in the beginning of the week attending to legal business.

 Mr. Alcide Judice, the courteous and popular merchant of Scott, was a welcome visitor in our town last Tuesday.

 Fresh Soda Crackers - the nicest in town, and delicious butter - the most palatable in town, sold by Moss. Bros. & Co.

 Engineers, Conductor's and Brakemen smoke the Daily States cigar. It is made of imported tobacco and is the best 5c. Cigar on the market today. For Sale by John O. Mouton.

 Mr. L. Serret and wife returned from their bridal trip last Tuesday and have taken up residency at the home of Mrs. Adele Cornay.

 Dr. F. R. Tolson and family, and Mrs. A. C. Young, spent last Sunday in Franklin at the home of Rev. Armstrong. former pastor of the M. E. Church of this place.

 One more locomotive left this place Sunday for Barbreck. This time it was Mr. Ben Duhon who was at the throttle, and Mr. James Whitineyer doing the feeding.

- For Gardening or Nursery. One Lot containing two acres and small House, inside the Corporation of Lafayette. Long lease can be had by responsible party. Address P. O. Lock Box No.35, Lafayette, La.

 Mr. Adelia Broussard of Breaux Bridge was in town Monday.

 Miss Ida Moss returned home from New Iberia, Monday.

 Mr. Ed Higginbotham made a flying trip to New Iberia, Sunday.

 An infant of Mr. Arthur Broussard died last Sunday.

 Mr. Felix Salles was an agreeable caller at our office last Wednesday.

 Mrs. P. M. Girard of Scott, has been visiting relatives in our town, this week.

 We call the attention to our readers to the new advertisement of Mr. T. M. Biossat, in this issue.

 Hogs For Sale - At Alfred Hebert.

 Mrs. Geo. W. Scranton of Royville, visited her sisters, the Misses Olivier, on the 27th instant.

 Dr. W. J. Wadllugton, of Scott, in company with Mr. Aurelien Patin, were visitors in our town last Wednesday.

 Mr. Alfred Hebert, near the depot, invites you to call and inspect his large stock of general merchandise and farmers' supplies. Prices to suit the times.

 Mr. Thos. H. Lewis and wife stopped over a few hours in Lafayette, Wednesday, on route to Crowley.

 Mrs. J. N. Judice and H. Eastin, accompanied by Miss. L. Judice left Sunday for a visit to relatives and friends in (unreadable words).

 Fruit cake is always nice, but especially it is so at Christmas time. Raisins, currants, citron and other requisites, at Moss Bros. & Co.

 The man Dewsberry who was recently arrested here on the charge of receiving money under false pretenses in the state of Texas, has been released on bond.

 The Knights of Labor of America closed one of the most successful conventions in the history of the order, at New Orleans. Mr. Sovereign was re-elected grand master workman of the organization.

 Mr. C. B. Porch, local agent of the Waters Pierce Oil Co. at this place, will leave for Shreveport, Monday, to which agency of the company he has been transferred.

 Miss. Anna Gamard of New Orleans, who has been spending some time in town, left Tuesday for her home. She was accompanied by Miss Yolande Rigues who made a short visit to the Crescent City.

 Ready made clothing cheaper than ever at L. Levy & Son. Their stock of Men's, Youth's and Boy's clothing is complete and of good make-up, and prices are way down.

 In our last issue we inadvertently made the statement that certain fragments of rock presented to us contained traces of brass. As brass is an alloy of copper and zinc the erroneousness of the statement is very apparent. The metal present was copper.

 Headache stopped in twenty minutes by Dr. Miles' Pain Pills. "One cent a dose."

 Dr. Rees, now a resident of Opelousas, will occupy the dwelling house to be vacated by Judge Bowen, in a few days. Dr. Rees' family consists of a wife and four children. He is a Baptist minister, and has acquaintances in Lafayette.

 ORLEANS HOTEL - First Class Rooms and Meals at all hours.

 Mr. W. S. Torian and niece, Miss Mattie Torian, had a thrilling experience and narrow escape in a runaway last Sunday. A spirited horse  that Mr. Torian was driving took fright when passing the railroad crossing in town, and became so unmanageable that the occupants of the buggy sought safety in jumping out and were extremely fortunate in escaping unhurt.

The sugar planters of the state have in an earnest and determined effort to obtain from Congress the Bounty of the sugar crop of this year. The government has the power to repudiate the obligation but it is generally believed that it cannot afford to inflict so flagrant an injustice on the cane growers and sugar producers of the country.

 We published last week an appeal to the police juries of the state for financial aid on behalf of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital located at New Orleans. This is the most worthy public institution that has a rightful claim on the public funds of the parishes inasmuch as the citizens of the parishes regularly avail themselves of the charities of the institution. There should be a ready response the appeal just issued and we trust the police jury of Lafayette will find it possible to vote a liberal appropriation at its next meeting.

 "EDGEWOOD FOLK'S' on which Mr. HEYWOOD will appear at Falk's Opera House to-night, is a very amusing comedy and is the piece in which Sol Smith Russell made his great hit.

Drop a nickel in the slot of the automatic photograph machine next to the post-office, and in less than a minute you will be presented with a finished picture of yourself, to take home. 

 The Breaux Tramway was delivered into the possession of its owners last Monday, by the contractor Capt. J. T. Dowdell. The Ferris Bros. and Mr. Gus A. Breaux were on hand to receive the road, and it was put into immediate service.

 A serious accident happened the first day to the derrick used for transferring the cane from the tramway cars to those of the Southern Pacific and all efforts to get the hoisting apparatus into complete working order again proved futile until now. 

Lafayette Advertiser 12/1/1894

WANTED--A small farm containing from 20 to 30 acres, situated near the town of Lafayette, La.  Apply to J. Nickerson.

 Mr. John Nickerson made a flying trip to Jennings a few days ago. On his return he was accompanied by Mr. Wm. Lindsay of Wacoma, Iowa, who has come down South on a prospecting tour.
 Lafayette Advertiser 12/1/1894. 




 From the Lafayette Gazette of December 1st, 1894:

Near Fatal Accident.

 Alley Sprole, the young son of Mrs. O. J. Sprole, came near being the victim of a fatal accident last Thursday evening. While returning from hunting in a sulky with a companion he was accidently shot in the fleshy part of the left arm near the shoulder inflicting a very painful, but fortunately not serious wound. A few bird-shots, with which the gun was loaded, found lodgement in his face. Dr. Martin was called and dressed the wound and young Sprole is doing well. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1894.

Mrs. Tom Thumb to Lafayette.

 The people of Lafayette will have an opportunity to witness a very interesting and unique entertainment. Mrs. Gen. Tom Thumb and her company of Lilliputians will give a performance at Falk's Opera House Wednesday evening. The celebrated little lady will be driven through the streets of the town in her miniature carriage drawn by a span of small Shetland ponies with the smallest coachman ever seen in Lafayette. The troupe, composed of little folks, will appear in a play which has been enthusiastically received wherever performed. The performance is original and calculated to entertain young and old. The little Thumbs are said to be the stars in their profession ;  they act well, have sweet, modulated voices, in keeping with their makeup, and those who fail to see them will miss the biggest treat of the season. Admission, 35 and 50 cents. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1894.

The Only Flag.

 The Lafayette public school has the honor of waving the only flag to remind the people that Wednesday was Thanksgivings. "Old Glory" floated grandly over the schoolhouse until night came and Prof. Greig took it down and stored it away for the next holiday. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1894.

Impressive Service.

 Thanksgiving day was the occasion for a most interesting and impressive service at the Methodist church conducted by the Rev. J. M. Heard. The reverend gentleman took his text from James, 1st chapter and 17th verse, "Every good gift and every perfect gift, is from above and cometh down from the Father of lights to whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning." The church had been beautifully decorated with evergreens, flowers and various fruits and vegetables such as sugar cane, rice, corn, pumpkins, potatoes, etc. A large and appreciative congregation were edificed by the solemn and patriotic devotions of the day. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1894. 

Ben Avant, the genial Ben, is married. The ceremony took place on Nov. 22, at the Rayne Catholic church where Mr. Avant led to the hymeneal altar Miss Lea Bertrand, a very estimable lady. The Gazette was indeed happy to learn of its friend's good fortune in winning the heart of the fair one who will share with him the blessings of his life and help to lessen its sorrows. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1894.

 Death of Auguste Pointboeuf.

 Wednesday morning, Mr. Auguste Pointboeuf, one of the oldest residents of this town, breathed his last at his house. Mr. Pointboeuf was born at St. Colombe, France, 81 years ago, but moved to this country when quite young. He came to Lafayette 41 years ago and during all that he was ever known as a hardworking, honest man and law-abiding citizen. He leaves a widow and several children, all respected members of our community. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1894.  

Left from Lafayette.

 Judge W. E. Bowen left this week with his family for Algiers, after a residence of several years in Lafayette. The people of this town regret to part with Mr. Bowen and his family, and wish them prosperity wherever they may go. During a long stay in our midst the judge has always taken a prominent part in all affairs of a public nature, all the time evincing a commendable interest in the welfare of the community of which he was a conspicuous member. The Gazette adds its own wishes for Judge Bowen's success. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1894.

Mrs. Tom Thumb to Lafayette.

 The people of Lafayette will have an opportunity to witness a very interesting and unique entertainment. Mrs. Gen. Tom Thumb and her company of Lilliputians will give a performance at Falk's Opera House Wednesday evening. The celebrated little lady will be driven through the streets of the town in her miniature carriage drawn by a span of small Shetland ponies with the smallest coachman ever seen in Lafayette. The troupe, composed of little folks, will appear in a play which has been enthusiastically received wherever performed. The performance is original and calculated to entertain young and old. The little Thumbs are said to be the stars in their profession ;  they act well, have sweet, modulated voices, in keeping with their makeup, and those who fail to see them will miss the biggest treat of the season. Admission, 35 and 50 cents. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1894.

Alba Heywood at Opera House.

(Story #1)

 Alba Heywood, the clever young character comedian, supported by his own excellent company, will appear at the Opera House this (Saturday) evening, in a great double comedy, "Edgewood Folks" and "Down in Injiamy." This will be Mr. Heywood's first appearance in this city and he should not be confounded with the Heywood Concert Company that played here last year. "Edgewood Folks" is a great comedy dealing with New England characters and laid in Connecticut. It fairly bristles with fun and the specialties introduced are numerous and of a high class including among others the character impersonalties and comic songs of Mr. Heywood, the dainty dances of Miss Genevieve Story, the charming ballads of Miss Nellie Lonie Davis and the popular selections of the Edgewood Quartette. It is recommended to be a good show from first to last, and no one can afford to miss it. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1894.

(Story #2)

 Alba Heywood, who appears at Falk's Opera House to-night, in Edgewood Folks' " and "Down in Injiany" is one of the best comedians now on the stage. He has just closed a five week's tour of Texas in which his success was something remarkable. Theatre-goers should not confound him with the Heywood company that appeared here last season, as this is Mr. Heywood's first visit to Lafayette. Lafayette Gazette 12/1/1894.





Selected News Notes (Gazette) 12/1/1894.

 A leading Republican remarked to The Gazette that there was some doubt as to the truthfulness of the statement that the Democrats had carried heaven at the last election, but it was conceded by both parties that they had got h--l!

 Joseph Angeran has opened an oyster saloon opposite the store of A. M. Martin. Bayou Cook and Berwick Bay Oysters sold at all times.

 Our district attorney, M. T. Gordy, was here Monday to be present at the meeting of the Police Jury.

 Dr. Edgar S. Barry and Warren Gardiner, of St. Landry parish, were in Lafayette Tuesday.

 Miss Volande Rigues left Wednesday for New Orleans accompanied by her friend, Miss A. Gamard, whose guest she will be during her stay in the Crescent city.

 The performance at the Opera House to-night by the Alba Heywood Company is chuck full of fun from beginning to end.

 Our former fellow townsman, Mr. Sam Bendel, became the proud dad of a boy and his home at Patterson is the scene of much joy, so says Grandpa Falk.

 Gerac Brothers' ginnery passed twenty-six bales of cotton in one gin last Wednesday. We are informed that this is the fastest work on record.


 Mark Twain is not willing to lay all the blame on the "heathen Chinee." He says: "foreigners are the cause of all the trouble there. The Chinese don't want them any more than we want the Chinese. They have as much a right as a nation to exclude foreigners as we have to exclude them. China never wanted the foreigners, and if the foreigners were gone the trouble would be all over. Now my sympathies are all with the Boxers. The Boxers are the only patriots China has got. The newspapers call them hard names, but all they are after is to get the foreigners out of their country, and I hope they may have all success in doing so. If I am opposed to the Chinaman being here then I am a Boxer, and the only difference between us Boxers here and the China Boxers is that we carried our point and Chinese didn't."

Lafayette Gazette 12/1900.

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