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From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 11th, 1903:

Lafayette's  New Post Office.

One of the first things that occupied Postmaster Domengeaux's attention on entering upon his duties was the necessity for new quarters.

 The building then occupied had grown too small for the business of the office; was cramped and inconvenient, and possessed the great disadvantage of being not centrally located. At once upon taking charge, Mr. Domengeaux put himself in communication with the department in Washington, and through his efforts Inspector Warren was sent here to investigate. Upon recommendation of the inspector a change in location was authorized. Bids were advertised for a suitable brick building, properly furnished for use as a post office, to be located on the main street in the center of town. The bid Mr. Leo Doucet was accepted and work began immediately. On Nov. 1 the building was completed and occupied.

 A picture of the new post office heads this article and shows a neat and attractive office. It is large and roomy and affords ample facilities for the work of the office.

 Mr. Domegeaux, who is entitled to much credit for this needed improvement, is contemplating several reforms which will add to the convenience and efficiency of the office
Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903

About the Post Office People.

J. R. Domengeaux.

 J. R. Domengeaux, the subject of this sketch, was born in Breaux Bridge, St. Martin parish, thirty-two years ago, where he passed his boyhood and youth. From Breaux Bridge he went to Youngsville to accept a position in a drug store, remaining fourteen years in the drug business.
About five years ago he moved to Lafayette and opened an insurance agency, which he made profitable and successful by strict attention to business and uniform courtesy in all his dealings.

 A few months ago he was appointed postmaster at this place and during his incumbency the office has been noted for efficiency and business methods. He has made a number of changes for the better in the office, for which he has received the hearty appreciation of the people of Lafayette.

 In politics Mr. Domengeaux has been a consistent Republican since his majority having cast his first ballot for Harrison in 1891, notwithstanding his entire family have always voted the Democratic ticket. Upon arriving at age, he thoroughly considered the principles of both parties and after mature reflection decided that the Republican party most truly represented his belief, and had adhered to it without change. He has been an active worker for the party and has been constantly honored by his fellow Republicans, who have recognized his worth, for since his twenty-first year he has without a break been a member of the parish committee and has attended as a delegate, every State and congressional convention of the party. During the past four years he has served as secretary for the parish committee with his signal ability.

 As a citizen of Lafayette, Mr. Domengeaux possesses the esteem and confidence of his fellow citizens. In everything pertaining to the welfare of the town and parish he as taken an advanced stand and given his hearty assistance. He is among the earnest workers here for the public schools, and in any matter that gives promise of benefit to the community, he is always found among the most progressive.

 He has thoroughly identified himself in the best interests of the community and is a prominent member of various social organizations. He is foreman of Pelican Fire Company and is an active member in a number of fraternal societies.

 In February, 1902, Mr. Domengeaux married Miss Marthe Mouton, daughter of Judge Eraste Mouton. He has one child, an interesting baby boy. He has a pretty cottage home in the Mudd addition.

Frank S. Domengeaux.

 Frank S. Domengeaux, our assistant postmaster, is a brother of Postmaster J. R. Domengeaux. Until eight years ago he was a resident of Breaux Bridge, his birthplace, when he moved to Lafayette and engaged in business. He married Miss (unreadable first name) Broussard, daughter of Mr. Numa Broussard, of Breaux Bridge, in August, 1901. He has one child, a boy. When his brother became postmaster he resigned his position which had begun to affect his health owing to the long hours, and accepted the place of assistant postmaster which he  has filled with ability and to the satisfaction of the public. Unlike his brother, has a retiring disposition and he has had no small part in public affairs. He believes, however, in progression and is truly in sympathy with every (unreadable words) which gives a (unreadable words) to the benefit of his adopted home. In the work of the (unreadable word) he is painstaking and careful, and pays strict attention to the business. In his dealings with the public he is always pleasant, courteous and accommodating. His selection as assistant postmaster has proven to be a good one and (unreadable words) Postmaster Domengeaux does to make his administration thoroughly efficient and business like.

Miss Lola Pharr.

Miss Lola Pharr, who is the efficient assistant in the post office, comes from a prominent family, originating from St. Mary parish, and is connected with some of the best people of the State. She has been a resident of Lafayette parish since her early childhood and by her sweet disposition and winning ways has endeared herself to a large circle of friends. At the request of Mr. Domengeaux, she consented to accept a place in the post-office here, and has won the good will and friendship of the public by her unvarying courtesy and pleasant manners. Mr. Domengeaux is considered very fortunate in having secured Miss Pharr's Services.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903

The Origin of Gas & Oil..

 (Reprinted in the Advertiser from the N. O.  States.)

 It appears that ever since gas and oil became of commercial value chemists and geologists have been trying to discover the origin of these combustible materials and many different theories have been advanced. Some scientists claim that the surface waters of the earth, percolating downward, encounter heated masses of metallic sodium and potassium of iron, and that the reaction following this contact produces petroleum.

 The majority of modern chemists and geologists hold to the organic theory and claim that the existence of oil and gas in the depths of the earth is the result of the decomposition of buried vegetable and animal matter. They point to the fact that Prof. Engler, of Germany, in experimenting on the distillation of fish oils, and lard, obtained illuminating oil, benzine, and paraffin almost identical with those obtained from natural petroleum. Dr. Sadtler, another German scientist, got the same results from the distillation of flax-seed oil, and Prof. Daubree, of France, secured similar products from the action of superheated steam on wood.

 The organic theory of the origin of oil and gas seems to be sustained by the fact that it has long been known that bubbles in swamps and stagnant ponds would burn with a slight explosion when ignited, and it is clear that the gas that forms these bubbles comes from decaying leaves, twigs and animal substances. The bureau of labor and industry at Washington has accepted the organic theory of the origin of oil and gas. The oil regions of Louisiana and Texas were once the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, and it has been clearly established that the limestone, or cap rock, beneath which the drillers find the crude petroleum, was formed of the shells and bones of the fish and other creatures that swarmed in the sea in past ages, and that the oils and gases were formed by their decaying bodies and the decomposition of the various kinds of vegetation found on the bottom of the sea. In view of these facts it strikes is that the organic theory is the correct one.

 From the States, reprinted in the Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903                                                              

Death of H. A. Van der Cruyssen.

 Lafayette has lost a good citizen in the death of H. A. Vandercruyssen, which took place Saturday night at 11 o'clock. The announcement Sunday morning of his passing  away was a painful shock to his many friends, who, although they recognized that the end was near, nevertheless, never suspected it would come so soon. He had been a sufferer for a long time and lately has suffered a great deal, but he bore his affliction in a manly way. Knowing that the inevitable would happen he some days before his death received the last statement of the church.

 He was born in Gent, Belgium, forty-four years ago, and when quite a young man left his parental home and came to America. He spent a short time in New Orleans, and then settled in Breaux Bridge where he entered newspaper work. During his residence there he met and married Miss Constance Broussard, the daughter of Mr. Olivier Broussard of that place. Having burned out, he moved to Lafayette about ten years ago, and took charge of the Advertiser, which paper he owned until five months ago, when he was forced to sell because of increasing ill-health.

 During his residence in Lafayette he has identified himself with the best interests of the community, and was ever an earnest worker for the betterment and upbuilding of his adopted town. He was a sincere friend of education, which he recognized as the chief matter of import to the people of this parish, and he lent both his personal aid and the Advertiser's influence to the cause. In him the children of Lafayette had a good friend.

 In his social relations he was a man of affable and kindly disposition, winning many firm and lasting friends who feel his loss deeply and sincerely. At home he was a kind and loving husband, finding in his family his greatest pleasure and happiness, and his wife and five little children, who survive him. To them the sincere sympathy of the entire community is extended in their great bereavement.

 A large number of friends accompanied the remains to St. John's Catholic church, where funeral services were held. Father Forge conducted the services, assisted by Rev. P. E. Mattern, S. J., president of St. Charles College, Grand Coteau, who also paid a last sad tribute to the worth of the deceased. At the conclusion of the services. the remains were taken to Breaux Bridge for interment.

Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903                                                                                          


 To the members of Home Fire Co. No. 1. :  The undersigned, your committee appointed to draft resolutions on the death of our brother member, H. A. Van der Cruyssen, submit the following:

 Whereas it has been the will of the Almighty to remove from our ranks our brother member, H. A. Van der Cruyssen, therefore
  Be it resolved by Home Fire Co. No. 1, that by his death we lose a good member ever ready to respond to the call of duty, the community a worthy citizen, and his family a devoted husband and father.

 Resolved, that the usual badge of mourning be worn for thirty days; that these resolutions be spread upon the minutes and that a copy be sent to the family of the deceased. Resolved further, that The Lafayette Gazette and Advertiser, be requested to publish this memorial.
    Respectfully submitted,
Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903.

Cut Down the Hedges.  
        To the Editor of The Advertiser:

 It is greatly to be hoped that the Taxpayer, in his official capacity, will have an ordinance passed to compel all that class of land owners who are determined not to help work the roads or allow their lands to be taxed to help build them, to cut down all the hedges, brush and weeds in front of their plantations. By so doing he will confer a great blessing upon our parish, for the hedges, brush and weeds that are allowed to grow up on either side of our highways every year are the cause of the nine-tenths of our bad roads, and they also make a very poor and false impression upon the minds of travelers looking over the country in search of Southern homes. Judging from what they see they are liable to think it a poor, undesirable farming country to settle in, when in reality it is one of the finest and best farming countries, if properly worked, that the sun shines upon.

 A short time ago I took a drive out in the country (in company of a few ladies) and called on my old friend Col. Breaux. We were scarcely out of the limits of the corporation when we found the road between the hedges so narrow that we had to dodge from one side of the road to the other to keep the brush from tearing the ladies' parasols. We could not see what the country that we were passing through looked like. It is true the occupants in some places had cut down the hedges in front of their premises. The farmers being opposed to working the roads are paying for having it done, the old original ditches in many places are from one to two feet higher than the road bed, grown up with trees and brush. About a mile out of town, on the left, we passed a very nice, thrifty, homelike looking plantation, the hedges were all cut down. About two miles out of town we turned into the Colonel's plantation. I was struck with admiration. We halted. I felt as though I had just emerged out of the woods into a clear open country. We could see the Colonel's lovely country residence about a half a mile away. The road was neatly graded up, the ditches were all cleaned out, the hedges cut down and the fences whitewashed. We could see for a mile in every direction there, and there little groups of live oaks left to shelter the cottages of his  tenants. I said to the ladies, "Here is a farmer's paradise. We could have many such plantations all over our parish, if the owners would take the trouble to clear them up."
                          J. NICKERSON.

Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903.

Work on Heywood No. 3 Well and Moresi No. 2 Being Pushed.

 Gas Being Used by Mr. Ambroise Begnaud for Heating and Lighting.

 A reporter for the Advertiser visited the Anse la Butte oil field Saturday and found that boring is steadily going on in an effort to strike oil in large quantities. The Heywood wells have demonstrated that a fine quality of oil underlies that territory, and indications point to an extensive reservoir somewhere underneath. The Heywoods, who have already sunk two wells, which are yielding twenty barrels per day of superior lubricating oil, are putting down a third well about 150 yards from their No. 2 well. Cap rock had been reached Friday with fine indications all along. Mr. Scott Heywood, who was in charge of the drilling stated that he hoped in a few days to have some good news to give out.

 Moresi well No. 2 is going down steadily with good indications so far, and has reached a depth of about 1,000 feet. Nothing is being done on the New Iberia company's well or the Southern Pacific. Outside of Heywood and Moresi wells everything is quiet.

 What first drew attention to the possibility of oil at Anse la Butte was the presence of gas. The earth on the Butte was porous and spongy and a hole dug any where on it filled with gas which when ignited burned steadily and continuously. Mr. Ambroise Begnaud, a gentleman living a few yards from the Butte, who is an inventive and ingenious turn of mind, often considered the possibility of utilizing this gas. About six months ago he solved the problem. He dug a reservoir eight feet square and five feet deep on the Butte for the accumulation of the gas. A large pipe was let down into the reservoir and run to his house some fifty or more yards away. To this large pipe small pipes are connected which supply gas to the cooking stove, fireplace and for lighting purposes. The gas had never failed and gives a continuous and steady flow, and has proven to be very convenient and satisfactory.

 Mr. Begnaud's experiment has revealed that a possible use of the gas at Anse la Butte, which seems to be present in inexhaustible quantities, which may eventually prove very valuable to the town of Lafayette as a source of fuel and for illuminating purposes. Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903.


 The action of the Police Jury Thursday in giving seven thousand dollars to the schools is a source of great satisfaction to all friends of public education in the parish, and they appreciate the efforts of those of the Jury who voted for the appropriation, to give as largely as the revenues of the parish would permit. Education is undoubtedly the matter of most concern to us at present, and we believe that in fostering and aiding the schools every citizen is performing his highest duty; and particularly is this true of a representative body, such as the Police Jury, who have control over the disbursement of public funds, when they use the funds for the purpose of enlightening and uplifting the people. The increased appropriation also shows an appreciative confidence in our present school board, and they deserve it; for they have worked well and faithfully for the public schools, and during their term of office have improved them wonderfully. They have placed good teachers in all the schools, and are constantly making efforts to get the very best talent in the profession in this parish, recognizing that a poor teacher is dear at any price. They have raised the salaries of teachers, because first class teachers command good salaries, and they want the best, which is exactly right. And they want also good, comfortable school houses of a tasteful design, acting from the correct, common sense view that the more pleasant school life is to a child the better the results. But the Board has been seriously handicapped for lack of money in carrying out the purpose of providing sufficient schools and trained teachers to put within the reach of every child in the parish an opportunity to secure an education. What money they have had has been spent wisely, and Supt. Alleman has proven a very efficient and conscientious director of the work, constantly doing all that he can to place the Lafayette schools in the front rank. The increase of $1,000 in the Jury's appropriation is a welcome addition and will be of very material assistance to the School Board, who, we believe, are entitled to much credit for the way in which they have managed the school affairs of the parish, and are fully deserving of the entire confidence of the people. Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903.

 A Piece of Good Road.

 The Breaux Bridge road has been recently worked under the direction of Mr. Alfred Hebert and has been put in fine shape, especially by the low part of the road in the Vermilion flats just this side of the bridge. The road bed has been well thrown up in the middle and rounded so as to make perfect drainage, and, if given a reasonable amount of attention, can be kept in excellent repair at a very small cost. This piece of good road is due to the Compress and Oil Mill Companies, who have had the work done at their own expense. Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903.  

 Parish Fair at Breaux Bridge.

 A parish fair will be held at Breaux Bridge on Nov. 21 and 22 in which the parishes of St. Martin, Lafayette, St. Landry, Iberia and Vermilion will take part. A large list of cash prizes will be distributed and the people of Lafayette parish are cordially invited to enter exhibits and compete for them. A number of high class amusements will be provided, and on the night of the 22nd, the noted four-act play. A Noble Outcast, will be presented by local talent at the Town Hall. Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903.


Foot Ball? - The foot ball game on the Institute grounds Saturday between the Delcambre Academy team and the Institute eleven was a very tame affair. The score was 105 to 0 in favor of the Institute boys. When our boys go our for scalps again, we would suggest they tackle somebody with real hair, pulling off wigs is rather uninteresting. Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903.

 Red Man's Ball. - The improved order of Red Men of Lafayette will give their annual ball in Carencro Sunday, Nov. 15, which promises to be one of the grandest balls ever given at Sibille's Hall. Over two hundred tickets have been sold. The Carencro people extend a hearty welcome to all those who will attend.
Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1903.

 Paving Contract Awarded. - Friday the committee of the City Council met and opened the bids for paving. A number of firms submitted bids, but the contract was awarded to A. E. Masicot, who submitted the lowest bid, which was 17 cents per square foot. The work of laying the concrete sidewalks will now begin shortly.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903.

The Floto Show.

 The Floto show, which exhibited here Saturday, gave a most pleasing exhibition, and especially won the hearts of the little folks with their wonderfully trained animals. It is simply astonishing that animals can be trained to do so many intelligent things, and the Floto management have certainly shown what can be done in that line. Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903.

Fire Destroys Home.

 The home of Servest Dagaterre, two miles north of town, was burned Wednesday night and everything lost except a sewing machine. The fire is supposed to have caught from the kitchen chimney. Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903.

In the Interest of Gen. Jastremski Candidacy.

 Parish of Lafayette. - We the undersigned Democrats of Lafayette, regardless of local factions and endorsing the platform of principals and the candidacy of General Leon Jastremski for governor of Louisiana, respectfully request the Democratic electorates of the Parish of Lafayette to assemble at the court house Saturday, November 14, at 11 o'clock a. m.

 Moyse Brasseaux, Numa Breaux, A. C. Guilbeau, Z. J. Francez, M. D., J. P. Francez, M. D., Ernest Francez, Edward Miller, Simon Latour, Maurice Francez, Albert Guidry, F. W. Courtney, M. D., G. H. Guilbeau, Aymar Comeaux, William Hawkins, J. S. Broussard, Charles Landry, Homer Barbier, Ed. St. Julien, J. O. Broussard, Francois Comeaux, Valsin Benoit, Dominique Guidry, Alcee Guidry, Albert A. Meaux, Drosin Meaux, R. C. Landry, C. Doucet, Joachim Broussard, James Walsh, Charles Burke, Eloi Duhon, Ben Avant, Voorhies Foreman, Pierre Trahan, Drozin Duhon, J. A. Labbe, Simeon Begnaud, Sosthene Breaux, Desire H. Broussard, Alfred Peck, Jean Bte. Simon, Paul Duhon, Eloi Vincent, Farmin Duhon, M. Billeaud, Jr., J. E. Bordeaux, Simon Broussard, H. H. Savoy, Delphin Boudoin, Desire Savoy, Jean Simon, Ursin Mouton, John Landry, L. A. LeBlanc, A. A. Labbe, N. Reaux, G. R. Delaureal, Ophe Girouard, J. Gilbert St. Julien, R. U. Bernard, Jean A. Comeau, Alfred A. Delhomme, Alcide Judice, Antoine Bacque, Alexandre Delhomme, C. Brandt, J. Sonnier, Martial Hebert, Bazile Sonnier, R. Arceneaux, H. Durio, Leo Judice, Hervilien Blanchard, J. C. Broussard, Joseph B. Dugas, Vileor Duhon. Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903.    



 Public notice is hereby given that the undersigned Street Committee of the town of Lafayette, La., in accordance with an ordinance adopted by the city council of said town on October 5, 1903, is authorized to receive bids for the following work:

 1. A cement walk six feet in width extending from center line of Crescent News Hotel on Grand avenue to Lincoln avenue, thence along the southeastern side of Lincoln avenue to Pierce street to Jefferson, thence along same side Jefferson to Vermilion; thence along south side of Vermilion street to Lafayette street and thence along east side of Lafayette street to North Main.

 2. Also a cement walk six feet in width extending from corner of Lee Avenue and Vermilion street on north side of Vermilion street to St. John street, thence along east side of St. John to Main street.

 3. Also for a plank walk six feet in width or of such lesser width to conform to side walk, extending from corner of Lee Avenue and Vermilion, on east side of Lee Avenue to Sixth street, thence along same side of Sixth street to Grant Avenue, thence along west side of Grant Avenue, thence along west side of Grant Avenue to Crescent News Hotel.

 4. Also for a plank walk starting from corner of Lafayette and Convent streets and extending along north side of Convent street to St. John, thence along west side of St. John to Catholic church square; to be six feet in width or of such lesser width to conform to sidewalk.

 5. Also for a plank walk from corner of Vermilion and Johnston streets extending along west side of Johnston to Main street, to be six feet or of lesser width to conform to the sidewalk.
6. Also plank walk six feet in width from Grant Avenue extending along North side of Lincoln Avenue to Chestnut street.

 All of said work to be done at the expense of the owners of the real estate abutting said walks, as provided by Act No. 147 of the acts of the Legislature of 1903 and of the ordinance adopted by the City Council of Lafayette thereunder.  Separate bids will be received for cement and plank walks, and contract will be awarded to lowest responsible bidder who can give security in the sum of (25 per cent) twenty-five per cent of contract for faithful performance of contract:  Copies of specifications of said work can be had from chairman street committee. Bids will be received up to Nov. 1, 1903, right is reserved to reject all bids. 
   (Signed) FELIX DEMANADE, M. ROSENFIELD, H. L. FONTENOT, Street Committee.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903.

City Council Proceedings.

        Lafayette, La., Nov. 2, 1903.
  Regular meeting of the City Council held this day. Mayor C. D. Caffery absent: Mayor pro tem J. O. Mouton presiding. Members present:  M. Rosenfield, J. O. Mouton, A. E. Mouton, G. A. DeBlanc, F. Demanade, H. L. Fontenot, D. V. Gardebled. Owing to the absence of the mayor it was moved, seconded and adopted that the meeting be postponed until Nov. 3, at 7:30 p. m.

       Lafayette, La., Nov. 3, 1903.
  Special meeting of the Council, full board present.

 Moved and seconded that minutes of previous meeting be adopted as read. Carried.

 Moved and seconded and carried that the Finance committee's report be adopted as follows:
        Lafayette, La., Oct. 31, 1903.
  To the Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council of the town of Lafayette, La.
  Gentlemen:  The undersigned, your Committee appointed to examine the books of the collector and treasurer, respectfully report that they have this day checked off and cancelled the warrants of the latter office, finding them correct. The receipts and disbursements since our last preceding  report, July 31, 1903, all as follows:

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 The collector has collected and turned into the treasury in taxes, licenses, water, light, material, etc., $2,326.81. His commission at 3 per cent it $69.80, for which the Council should issue warrants in payment to date.

 Respectfully submitted,

 The following bills were approved:

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 Moved, seconded and adopted that the sale of all fireworks, meaning fire crackers, roman candles, torpedoes, sky rockets, or fireworks or any other kind, be and the same is hereby prohibited within the corporate limits of this town, and that any person violating this ordinance shall be fined in the sum of not less than $5.00 nor more than $25.00, and in default of payment of said fine shall be imprisoned not more than 30 days at the discretion of the mayor, at once.

 There being no further business, the Council adjourned.
C. D. CAFFERY, Mayor.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903.

The Appropriation for the Public Schools Increased From $6,000 to $7,000. - Bridge at D. O. Broussard Crossing Again Up for Discussion and Committee Instructed to Make Careful Estimates.

 A meeting of the Police Jury was held Thursday with all members present except Saul Broussard of the sixth ward.

 After the reading and adoption of the minutes of the previous meeting, Judge C. H. Mouton, attorney for the Jury, made a report in regard to the Foreman peddlers hack license question, asking for further instructions. He was authorized to thoroughly investigate the matter and act according to his judgment.

 Sheriff Broussard then appeared before the Jury and requested more time in which to prepare his report, which was granted.

 The committee appointed to confer with the a like committee from Vermilion to select a site for a bridge at or near D. O. Broussard's, reported, announcing the selection of a site at Columbus Broussard's. A large number of citizens from the fourth and fifth wards were present to protest against the site selected. They were represented by attorney C. D. Caffery, who presented the objections to the site. F. G. Mouton, of the committee defended their action in the matter. Hon. Overton Cade also addressed the Jury against the proposed site. The objection to the site on the part of the people of the fourth ward briefly stated, is its inconvenience as all roads center at D. O. Broussard's. The committee made the selection they did owing to the cost of building approaches at D. O. Broussard's, which would necessitate the building of a trestle or embankment 800 feet long and part of the way 8 feet high, besides the embankment would be endangered by high water and the bridge by boats. The jury instructed the committee to make an estimate of the cost of building the approaches at or near the old bridge site, and probable cost of repairs, and also to make an estimate of the cost of opening a new road to the site selected, and to report at next meeting. Adjournment was then had for dinner. At the opening of the afternoon session, the committee on budget reported as follows:

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 Mr. Mouton as spokesman for the committee stated that they had increased the appropriation for schools from $6,000 to $7,000 by cutting down the sheriff's salary from $6,000 to $4,000, which the committee were satisfied would be ample.

 An objection was made to the increase, by Captain Buchanan, on the ground that the schools were not run according to law inasmuch as books were being taught in the schools not on the list adopted by the State Board. By request Supt. Alleman appeared before the Jury, and in answer to the charge, stated that some books not on the list were used, but in the High School only, explaining that in a large graded school like the High School it was almost impossible to use Hassell's histories exclusively, owing to the fact that there were but two, a small history and a large advanced one which was being used in the Industrial School. It was necessary to select a history between for use in the classes at the High School, and he had done so, doing it for the best interests of the children. Some few other books being used for supplementary reading, which is provided for by the State Board.

 After some further questioning Supt. Alleman retired, when a vote was taken to adopt the budget as a whole. Ayes: Billeaud, Landry, Mouton, A. M. Broussard, Blanchet. Nays: Buchanan, Whittington, Lacey. Capt. Buchanan requested that the following reasons for voting against the increase, be enrolled on the minutes:

 "Because I believe that the appropriation is larger than is necessary with an economical administration of the school funds, and because of the gross violations of the school laws of the State by the Superintendent of the parish schools in allowing books to be used in the Schools not authorized by the State Board.

 The secretary then read a donation of a strip of land, on the public road to Carencro, 8 feet wide, by Paul C. Martin and L. E. Lacour in exchange for the release of right of drainage across their property. Accepted.

 A resolution was passed ordering all persons obstructing, by fences or otherwise, the public roads to Opelousas and from the Lebesque place to Homer Chiasson's to remove same before Jan. 1, 1904. Adam Raca was refunded his road tax because of disability. The following double poll taxes were refunded: Onezime Albardo and Alfred August.

 Mr. Mouton was appointed a committee of one to see about drainage for the Scott road at the Landry field.

 The following accounts were approved and then the Jury adjourned.

 The following accounts were approved:

 K. Blanchet, road work - $27.00
 J. O. Blanchet, road work (mules) - $195.05
 Ernest Boudreaux, road work - $15.00
 Antoine Berthelot,  road work - $15.00
 F. Martin, road work - $32.55
 Girouard & Janin, road work - $2.20
 T. Spell, road work - $249.00
 Leonce Larwierre, road work - $18.50
 L. Arceneaux, road work - $304.25
 Antoine Broussard, road work $36.25
 Penot Arceneaux, road work - $4.15
 Alcee Dugas, road work - $40.15
 H. E. Toll, lumber - $79.98
 Stewart, Louis & Taylor, lumber - $14.14
 E. H. Vordenbaumen, lumber - $88.50
 A. E. Mouton, lumber - $82.43
 Trahan & Brandt, lumber - $157.96
 E. Broussard, repair bridges - $15.00
 Alcee Dugas, repair bridges - $24.00
 T. Spell, repair bridges - $8.00
 Waters Pierce Oil Co., oil - $7.95
 E. G. Voorhies, clerk's fees - $97.50
 J. E. Mouton, Jury comm. - $3.50
 A. Greig, Jury comm. - $3.10
 Gus Lacoste, Jury comm. $6.20
 J. E. Pellerin, Jury comm. $8.40
 Leo Judice, Jury comm. $7.00
 Jos. Ducote, Jury comm. $2.00
 R. H. Broussard, Coroner's Juror - $2.10
 J. N. Breaux, Coroner's Juror - $2.10
 J. R. Reaux, Coroner's Juror - $2.10
 Jos. Breaux, Coroner's Juror - $2.10
 Jno. Taylor, Coroner's Juror - $2.10
 Rodolph Bernard, Coroner's Juror - $2.10
 F. G. Mouton, com work - $5.00
 Jerome Mouton, printing etc. $82.70
 Mr. F. Dunn, two books - $16.50.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903.

  Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 11/11/1903.

 A company has been formed in New Iberia with a capital of $500,000 to build a railroad northward to Natchitoches to connect with a road north.

 The Plonsky store, corner of Main and Lafayette streets, is being overhauled and repaired. The front will be new and have plate glass show windows.

 Kodaks and supplies at Biossat's.

 Deputy Sheriff Dan Spell, of the second ward, was stabbed Thursday by Marion Spell.

 Mr. and Mrs. Leo Judice arrived home Wednesday after taking an extensive bridal trip through the North and Canada.

 Albert Delahoussaye, who has been quite ill for some time, is improving, which will be good news to his many friends, who wish him a speedy recovery.

 The ladies guild of the Episcopal church will hold a meeting at four o'clock at the resident of Mrs. F. E. Davis next Tuesday, Nov. 17.

 Mrs. Felix Demanade visited her son Harold in New Orleans Friday. Mr. Demanade joined her there Saturday. They returned Sunday.

 The Ladies' Guild of the Episcopal church will hold a meeting at four o'clock at the residence of Mrs. F. E. Davis next Tuesday, Nov. 17. Edna Close, Secretary.

 Cards are out announcing the marriage of Miss Cora Martin to Mr. A. L. Preager, which will take place Tuesday morning at half past ten, Dec. 1, 1903, and will be a home wedding.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1903.  


 From the Lafayette Gazette of November 11th, 1899:


No time is being lost at the power-house and the work of boring the new well and of connecting it with the pump is being done as rapidly as possible.

 Mr. Henry Kenneker, the gentleman in charge of the work, informs us that he hopes to complete the job by the end of next week. In the meantime Engineer Melchert is getting about 20 feet of water per night from the old wells. The people of the town will be pleased to learn that after next week it will again be possible to sprinkle the streets. The dust is almost intolerable and everybody will be greatly relieved to know that it will soon be over.

 The new well will be from two to three hundred feet deep, whereas the old ones have depth of only about 180 feet.

 Engineer Melchert requests The Gazette to say that in order to wash the boiler he will shut down the plant down at midnight Saturday. Patrons will please take notice.

Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1899.

New Buildings. - The best evidence that Lafayette is growing and growing fast will be found in the fact that one of our leading contractors, B. F. Anderson, had to advertise in a New Orleans paper for carpenters. Mr. Anderson is building a handsome dwelling for Dr. F. J. Mouton the Pellerin lot near Mr. Hohorst's store.
Laf. Gazette 11/11/1899.

 Improvements at Levy's. - Levy Bros., who are ever striving to make their establishment up-to-date and first-class in every respect, have just made a notable improvement to their store. They have greatly added to the appearance of their store by putting in some very handsome plate-glasses. They are now enabled to make an exceedingly pretty and attractive display of their goods.
Laf. Gazette 11/11/1899.

Election News Received at Century Club via Telegraph.

 As many of the townspeople were anxious to get the election news last Tuesday night the Century Club made arrangements with the Western Union to have bulletins of the returns from New Orleans, New York, Kentucky, Ohio,, Nebraska and New Jersey. The bulletins were all authentic and proved very interesting. The crowd was pretty equally divided between those of the Jacksonian fait and the followers of the Regular Democracy. Early in the night the Jacksonian sympathizers realized the hopelessness of their cause. Some suddenly developed a desire to go home while others remained at the club until it was announced that the T. D. had thrown up the sponge. The news of the Democratic victory was somewhat in the nature of a surprise as even the most ardent regulars seemed a little uncertain as to the fate of the rooster. The local Jacksonians had been so filled up with enthusiasm by the sanguine predictions of the Times-Democrat that they committed the unpardonable mistake of betting two to one on Flower.

Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1899.

 Cleaning Vermilion River. - Mr. T. M. Biossat visited New Orleans this week and ascertained the fact that Engineer Brownlee had left that city to supervise the work of cleaning Vermilion river. The work has already begun and will be actively pushed. The cleaning of the stream is of great importance particularly to that section which will be planted in rice. There will be a great amount of rice raised along the Hunter canal and it will no doubt be shipped by boat to some railway point. As Lafayette is in easy reach of that section where rice will be raised it would be a good idea for our business men to look into the matter and see if some inducements can be offered in favor of making Lafayette shipping point. Mr. Brownlee told Mr. Biossat that no time will be lost in the prosecution of the work of cleaning the river.
 Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1899.


 We are authorized to announce C. DEBAILLON as a candidate for judge of the 18th judicial district, subject to the action of the white Democratic primaries of December 9.

 We are authorized to announce ED G. VOORHIES as a candidate for clerk of court of Lafayette parish, subject to the action of the white Democratic primaries of Dec. 9.

 We are authorized to announce ISSAC A. BROUSSARD as a candidate for sheriff of Lafayette parish, subject to the action of the white Democratic primaries of December 9.

 We are authorized to announce T. A. MCFADDIN as a candidate for justice of the peace of the third ward of Lafayette parish, subject to the action of the white Democratic primaries of December 9.

 We are authorized to announce C. GALBERT BIENVENU as a candidate for justice of the peace of the third ward of Lafayette parish, subject to the action of the white Democratic primaries.

 We are authorized to announce ARTHUR MARTIN as a candidate for justice of the peace of the third ward of Lafayette parish, subject to the action of the white Democratic primaries.

 We are authorized to announce HOMER L. MONNIER as a candidate for justice of the peace of the 3d ward of Lafayette parish, subject to the white Democratic primaries of December 9.

 We are authorized to announce DR. F. R. TOLSON as a candidate for coroner of Lafayette parish, subject to the action of the white Democratic primaries of December 9.

 We are authorized to announce WM. CAMPBELL as a candidate for district attorney of the 18th judicial district, subject to the action of the white Democratic primaries of December 9.

 We are authorized to announce DR. J. F. MOUTON as a candidate for coroner or Lafayette parish, subject to the action of the white Democratic primaries of December 9.

 We are authorized to announce OVERTON CADE as a candidate for representative, subject to the action of the white Democratic primaries of December 9.

 We are authorized to announce HOMER DURIO as a candidate for representative, subject to the action of the white Democratic primaries of December 9. Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1899.

The Politics of Acadia.

 A conference was held at Rayne Thursday. An effort was made to harmonize both factions and to agree upon one parish ticket, but without success. From what The Gazette is able to learn the Clark and Pugh factions will put out tickets and a warm contest is promised. Both factions, however, expressed a willingness to support the choice of the Lafayette Democracy for judge and district attorney. Acadia has no candidates for the judicial offices and both the Clark and Pugh factions will advocate the nomination of Hon. C. Debaillon for judge, and Hon. Wm. Campbell for district attorney. The popularity of these gentlemen in Lafayette and the united support given them in Acadia make their nomination and election a dead certainty. The Lafayette Democrats had no desire to take both offices, but the local conditions are such that the candidacy of Messrs. Debaillon and Campbell can but redound to the success of the party. The turn that judicial matters have taken will cause no little confusion in the already depleted ranks of the Lafayette "reformers." Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1899.

 Bulletins at the Century Club.

 As many of the townspeople were anxious to get the election news last Tuesday night the Century Club made arrangements with the Western Union to have bulletins of the returns from New Orleans, New York, Kentucky, Ohio, Nebraska and New Jersey. The bulletins were all authentic and proved very interesting. The crowd was pretty equally divided between those of the Jacksonian faith the followers of the Regular Democracy. Early in the night of the Jacksonian sympathizers realized the hopelessness of their cause. Some suddenly developed a desire to go home while others remained at the club until it was announced that the N. O. Times-Democrat had thrown up the sponge. The news of the Democratic victory was somewhat in the nature of a surprise as even the most ardent regulars seemed a little uncertain as to the fate of the rooster. The local Jacksonians had been so filled up with enthusiasm by the sanguine predictions of the Times-Democrat that they committed the unpardonable mistake of betting two to one on Flower. Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1899.     

The Entertainment To-night.

 The people of Lafayette should not fail to attend the entertainment which will be given to-night at Falk's hall for the benefit of the Catholic cemetery. The following is the program:

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 Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1899.

Benefit for Prof. Greig's Cornet Band.

 On Sunday, Nov. 19, a concert will be given in St. Martinville for the benefit of Prof. Greig's Cornet Band. A most excellent program has been arranged for the occasion and there is no doubt that the musical entertainment on the 19th will be up to the high standard for St. Martinville is noted. The Greig band for whose benefit the concert is to be given is easily on of the best musical organizations in the State. The leader, Prof. Carlos Greig, is a most gifted musician whose productions never fail to delight the ear of the lover of music. Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1899.   

The Seed Cane.

 Mr. von Tresckow, the manager of the Lafayette Sugar Refinery, informs The Gazette that in his opinion the seed cane in this vicinity has not been injured by the late freeze. Mr. von Tresckow has had much experience in the cultivation of cane and in its manufacture and being a chemist of wide information we think his opinion is entitled to considerable weight. Some of our cane growers believe that the seed has been greatly injured while others are of the opinion that it has affected. The Gazette hopes that the alarming reports first circulated have been exaggerated and that the freeze will result in no material injury to the cane industry. Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1899.

Not Ready for a "Daily Paper."

 The Daily Iberian has again suspended publication and in the future Editor Weeks will devote all his time to the weekly. New Iberia and Lafayette are pretty good towns, but they are yet just a little to slow to support daily newspapers. Crowley, which has a smaller population than either Lafayette or New Iberia, has a prosperous little daily. Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1899.

The Kindergarten.

 Prof. Greig has secured the services of Miss Nan. L. Lessie, an experienced kindergarten teacher, of New Orleans, for this department of his school, so successfully inaugurated by Miss Lessie Thorpe a few months ago. Miss Thorpe has resigned and returned to Iberia much to the regret of her many friends in Lafayette. Miss Lessie now in charge is a graduate of Miss K. W. Hardy's training school and besides natural abilities, is thoroughly qualified by training and experience to assume charge of this important feature of the Lafayette Home Institute. Visitors are welcome between 9 a. m. and noon. Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1899.


 Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., Nov. 2, 1899. - The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: R. C. Landry, C. C. Brown, Ben Avant, Jno. Whittington, M. Billeaud, Jr., Jno. E. Primeaux, Alonzo Lacy and Alfred Hebert.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 Justice Emmelien Arceneaux of the 3rd ward was allowed $5 per month salary for criminal expenses as per contract.

 Mr. Avant was authorized to repair the bridge between Lafayette and Acadia known as the Pascal bridge.

 Dr. R. C. Webb, and, J. D. Richard, citizens of Acadia appeared and asked that the jury accept certain donations of land for a public road running south from Rayne across a portion of Lafayette parish into Vermilion and also appropriate the sum of $50 or as much thereof as may be necessary to aid in the construction of a bridge on said road.

 By motion the request of the petitioners was granted, the donations accepted and the sum of $50 or so much thereof as may be needed, appropriated for said bridge. Messrs. Avant, Lacy and Whittington were appointed to superintendent the letting of said bridge in conjunction with a like committee from Acadia.

 By motion the matter of the Landry road was postponed until next meeting and Messrs. R. C. Greig and Alfred Hebert were appointed to investigate the title of said road. The road to remain open until next meeting.

 Messrs. C. D. Caffery, C. Debaillon and Dr. N. P. Moss here appeared and suggested that the jury request Gov. Foster to call the Board of Trustees of the State Industrial School to meet in Lafayette. By motion the secretary was instructed to communicate with the governor and urge the selection of Lafayette for the organization of the Board pledging a most cordial reception and entertainment.

 By motion, duly made, the Police Jury hereby certifies that Numa Savoy is in indigent circumstances and unable to provide for himself.

 The sum of $12.50 each was granted unto Eugenie C. Theodule Benoit and wife.

 A communication from Mr. Alcide Judice proposing, that the Jury constitute itself a board of arbiters to consider and decide the location of the Industrial School in the parish of Lafayette, was read and explained by Mr. Leo Judice. All points in the parish competing for the site shall submit their bids to the Jury and that point offering the greatest inducements and advantages shall be awarded the site and shall receive the united support of the parish in the contest before the State Board. The Jury decided that it had no jurisdiction in the matter and considered the scheme impracticable for palpable reasons.

 Dr. U. Prejean, member of the Board of Health for the 6th ward, presented his resignation which was laid over.

 By motion Dr. DeLaureal, president of the Board of Health, was requested to ascertain the exact nature of the disease prevailing in the 6th ward and in particular that affecting Adelma Prejean and family.

 Laodis Broussard and Jno. Landry were appointed road overseers of the 4th ward, vice V. Primeaux and K. Blanchet, resigned.

 The sum of $16.39 was ordered paid to L. Arceneaux for first ward special road tax fund.

 Constable A. Cummings reported stock sold and net proceeds $5 turned into the treasury.

 The committee appointed to examine the treasurer's office submitted the following report which was adopted:

 To the Hon. Police Jury:  Your undersigned committee, duly appointed to investigate the books and accounts of the parish treasurer, would respectfully report having performed the duty assigned and find all accounts correct. The treasurer's books show a total receipt of $13,284.51 and disbursements $13,113.03 leaving a cash balance in favor of the parish, $171.48. Your committee has canceled all vouchers and granted unto the treasurer a quietus up to date.


 Your committee also checked and balanced the special road fund finding same correct, the books showing a total receipt of $4,282.75 and disbursements of $4,245.91 leaving a cash balance of $36.84.
         Respectfully submitted,
             ALFRED HEBERT, C. C. BROWN.

               Lafayette, La., Nov. 2, 1899.
  The treasurer submitted the following report:

 To the President and Members of the Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette, La. - Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of the special road tax since my last report:

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 Respectfully submitted,
     J. E. MARTIN.

         Lafayette, La., Nov. 2, 1899.
  The following account was laid over:

 Dr. F. W. Courtney, vaccinating ... $25.00

 The following accounts were approved:

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 There being no further business the Jury adjourned.
R. C. LANDRY, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1899.

  Selected News Notes (Gazette) 11/11/1899.

 Judge A. J. Moss has been quite ill at his home in this town. The many friends of the Judge sincerely hope that his illness will be of a short duration and that he will soon be well.

 Danton Veazey left a few days ago for Missouri to buy a lot of fine horses and mules to be sold at surprisingly low prices.

 There will be services at the Presbyterian Church on next Sabbath, at 11 o'clock a. m. and at 7:30 p. m. All are cordially invited to attend.

 Hon. Chas. D. Caffery visited New Orleans and Baton Rouge this week.
Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1899.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 11th, 1893:


Twenty-Second Annual Tour of Sells Brothers Enormous United Shows.

On Thursday Nov. 23 the famous Sells Brothers will visit Lafayette with their entire colossal unity of circuses, Menagerie, Moorish Caravan and Spectacular Pilgrimage to Mecca, Regal Roman Hippodrome, Olympian Elevated States, Tropical Aquarium, Aviary, Royal Japanese Troupe, Arabian Nights Entertainment and splendid Free Street Parade. Had not Adam Forepaugh made his final exit from mortality's great arena, presumably to manage "a galaxy of stars" elsewhere, he would be forced to concede that Sells Brothers now have essentially the Greatest Show on Earth and the only legitimate one of its kind left. A menagerie which includes among many rare wild beasts the only pair of full grown Hipptami, worth $100,000, is something to boast of. Other notable exclusive features are a most singular Hairless Horse, a whole flock stately Ostriches, and the finest pair of cattle ever known - veritable mites from elddom. The program of Hippodrome races is upon a truly imperial scale, and introduces the greatest drivers, riders and athletes of both sexes - including an astonishing troupe of Berber and Beouin gymnasts. The newly-devised spectacle of the Pilgramage to Mecca will introduce many rich, striking and romantic novelties. Excurions on all railroads.

 In accordance with the spirit of the times, price of admission to the Great Show has been reduced from $1.oo to 50 cents only.

Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1893:

Mackie Coming to Falk's.

 The popular young comedian James B. Mackie, will be seen in the great laughing comedy "Grimes Cellar Door," which is said to be gay, merry fun from first to last, relieved only by musical numbers, original songs, dances and specialties which are thickly strewn throughout the performance. Much is expected of this attraction, as Mackie's work as "Grimesey Me Boy" in "A Bunch of Keys" while excellent, gave promise of his doing even better work in a better comedy. His supporting company is large and strong.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1893.

Grimes Article #2.

 Nov. 13th at Falk's Opera House, James B. Mackie, the accomplished comedian, will soon present his new, bright, musical comedy entitled "Grimes' Cellar Door," which is said to be one continuous laugh from beginning to end. Mackie is favorably remembered here for his inimitable work as "Grimesey Me Boy" in "A Bunch of Keys," but as strong a hit as he was in that piece, his work in his new part, "Billy Grimes" who owns the Cellar Door, is said to totally eclipse all of his former efforts, and is a continuation of fun, frolic, good nature, laughable combinations, and original songs and dances. Mackie is smart enough to see the necessity of a thoroughly good company all around, and has engaged one of the strongest musical comedy companies in America, regardless of cost. Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1893.    

Grimes Article #3

 Nov. 13th, at Falk's Opera House Farewell tour of James B. Mackie, in "Grimes' Cellar Door." It is a revised piece, a new and larger company, twenty-two original songs, the same number of captivating melodies, added to what was charming before. The composition and property of James B. Mackie, fresh with funner situations, novel and beautiful ideas in dress and dance, and property effects of originality and humor are random hints of the life that is new, sweet and invigorating in the revised "Grimes' Cellar Door." Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1893.   

Tramps on the March.

 The news from Texas that hundreds and even thousands of unemployed men are moving from the West to-ward New Orleans has been confirmed here. Last Sunday we understand that quite a large body passed through here destined, as most of them are, for New Orleans. In fact they are seen here daily moving East-ward in in squads.

 These men say that this movement is accounted for in large measure by the spread of "chinese cheap later" on the Pacific coast. There can be no doubt, that if this be true that a very serious question is presented. It is a notorious fact that the Chinese can live on next to nothing and sleep in the most limited space.These conditions have been forced upon them in their native home, for centuries, no doubt, and the Caucasian, above all the American can by no means compete with them therein. The American objects seriously to being cramped in any respect. With these peculiarities the Chinese have other characteristics and race habits which in the eyes of intelligent, right thinking American can place them very low down in the scale of civilization. They are not as good as a Caucasian in any respect and they can never be, but they are remarkably industrious. They have the leading trait of the out combined with those of the legend or the Jackal.

 It is not surprising then that the Chinese will work for low wages and thrive where the average American would starve. There are many Chinese of the Pacific coast and the complaint of these people who seek other fields of labor are, it is safe to say well founded. What is the remedy? We say keep out the Chinese. Immigration into this country from the Celestial Empire should be repressed and forbidden absolutely and without reservation. Down with the Chinese.It is an undisputed fact that existing laws aiming to keep these people out are evaded and violated on the Canadian coast almost without concealment. They are striving to come in, and no doubt, a few Americans would like to see them succeed. But what would be the result if they were to over-run this entire country as they have the Pacific coast ? Where would the American then go to seek employment when driven out by "cheap Chinese labor"? We say again, keep out. Stay in the flowery kingdom where you are.

Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1893.

 Mary Richard, disturbing the peace fine $2.50 or five days.

 John Dugas, and Anguste Padilland, fighting and disturbing peace fine $5.00 or ten days.

Frederick Dupre and Adom Stakes, disturbing the peace.

 Hanley Chas. and Chas. Smith, J. McCaney, Thos. Dyyle, James Stevens, five days each at work.

 Joe Jackson, Jos. Brown, ordered to leave the town.

 Ed Burns, Albert Zeloney, drunk, five days.

 Ellis White, drunk and nuisance, $2.50 fine or faive days.

 John Ryans, D. McLoney, F. Howard, James Harkner, J. M. Hurt, Jack Cameron, Fred Mason, Johney Bruland, J. W. Brullard, $2.50 fine of five days.

 Chas. Champler, nuisance-discharged.

 J. Hawks, nuisance, $2.50 fine of five days.

 Bob Hardy, suspicious, $2.50 fine or five days.

 Sam Dugas, drunk $2.50 fine of five days.

 Wm. Foot, and Angelle Falk, nuisance $2.50 or five days.

W. A. Swiney, drunk $2.50 or five days.

 Mick Hall, Hugh Evans, John Kelly, nuisance, $2.50 or five days.

 Wm. Harnes, nuisance and drunk, $2.50 or five days.

 Harris Green nuisance drunk $2.50 or five days.

Annie, colored, disturbing the peace discharged

Chas. Cleveland, Bob Fisher, vagrants, $2.50 or five days.

Past Manning, drunk $1.50 or five days.

Ed Stevens, drunk, suspicious character $1.50 or five days.

 Pat Welch, Walter Huges, Walter Wells, Jas. Stabens, John Gabain, vagrants, discharged.

AlexNavarre, John Brown, Augustin Joseph, Walter Caffery, fighting and disturbing the peace, $2.50 or five days.

Jos. Denis, disturbing the peace, $5.00 or five days.

Preston Benton, Rose Alec, Milton Johnson, drunk and nuisance $2.50 or five days.

Thos. Allen, John Higgins, Robt. Brooks, vagrants, $2.50 fine each or five days.

John Sullivan, John Murphy, nuisance $2.50 or five days.

E. McDaniels, P. Martin, Ed Parker, Wm. Oney, disturbing the peace, $2.50 each or five days.

Ed Kelly, James S. Keney, Martial Guidry, drunk and nuisance, $2.50 or five days.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1893.

Father Healy Leaving Lafayette.

 We regret to announce the departure from our midst of Rev. Father Healy, the assistant of Father Forge during the past four years. He goes we understand to take permanent charge of the church at Centreville, St. Mary parish. The Advertiser wishes him abundant success in his new field. Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1893. 


 His many friends will be glad to learn that Mr. Alfred Bonnet is convalescing from a serious spell of illness. The Advertiser hopes Mr. Bonnet will soon be able to attend to his regular duties again. Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1893.

Base Ball Challenge.

 The "Favorite" Base Ball Club of Lafayette, La., will meet the Opelousas club in contest for the championship of southwest Louisiana, in fifteen days from date, or at any time the latter can make in convenient to accept the challenge. Game may be for love or money.
  Lafayette, La., Nov. 11th, 1893.
JOHN J. GRASER, Assistant Captain.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1893.

Police Jury.

 The Police Jury at its last meeting did wisely to appropriate $1,500 for public school purposes. Pity it is the funds of the parish do not admit of even a larger appropriation for educational uses, for certainly money cannot be expended to greater advantage than the instruction of the youth of our country. The Advertiser, reflecting the sentiment of the people, commends this action of the Police Jury, and hopes to see a similar feeling manifested by all persons who are in position to improve the educational facilities of this parish. Educate the children as rapidly as possible and as largely as is convenient, and we may confidently expect every branch of industry and every calling to improve, until we will be in line and can keep step in the march of progress that is permeating every section of the State. Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1893.  

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 11/11/1893.

 Mr. J. P. Nolan of the Southern Pacific Railroad was in town Sunday.

 Mr. A. Coumes, has accepted a position of fireman on the salt mine branch.
 A regular meeting of the Directors of the People's State Bank took place on the 7th instant.

 A regular meeting of the Directors of the People's State Bank took place on the 7th instant.

 The School Board meets to-day under call of the President to consider important business.

 Dr. P. M. Girard and wife returned from Chicago and other eastern cities, several days ago.

 Mr. Alex. Mouton was a most welcome guest at the home of his father Mayor J. S. Mouton, this week.

 Mr. Frank Moss, of Moss Bros. & Co., has rented one of Mr. P. B. Roy's new cottages and will occupy it with his family.

 Mr. and Mrs. Lisbony, gave a dance at their residence last Thursday evening which was well attended by their many friends.

 Mr. J. E. Pefferkorn, who was on the sick list last week resumed Monday his position of foreman on switch engine 528, at this place.

 Keep Warm! Keep Warm! buy a coal heater at Moss Bros. & Co., all kinds and all sizes of heaters and stove pipe, at the lowest prices. adv.

 The Circuit Court was here during the week and heard the case of Vordenbaumen vs. Jamieson and als. The decision went in favor of Mrs. Bertrand one of the defendants.

 The Advertiser is the fortunate recipient of an invitation to attend a "Reception" on Sat. Nov. 11th, 8 p. m., tendered by Mr. and Mrs. Leon Plonsky to their many friends.

 The town of Lafayette was well represented at the Carencro church fair, last Saturday, considering the inclemency of the weather.

 No one doubts that Lafayette has its full quota of "cranks." The only cause for surprise is that none of them are being heard from during the present outbreak of the species in the United States.

 James B. Mackie, the clever young comdedian who has scored such a great success as "Billy Grimes" in "Grimes' Cellar Door for the past four seasons, will give a performance of this musical at Falk's Monday night.

 Asst. Cashier Parkerson may be found at his regular post again at the Bank, having returned from Chicago last Sunday. His traveling companion, Mr. W. S. Torian, continued on to Baltimore, where he will spend a few days previous to coming back to Lafayette.

 On Tuesday last deputy marshal Graser arrested at the depot, one James Smith on a charge of larceny. He is charged with the theft of sixteen dollars from Mr. Martin Gleno of Carencro. Smith was about to take the train when he was arrested. Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1893.





 From the Lafayette Gazette of November 11th, 1893:


 Coming in All its Entirety - The 22d Season of Sells Bros. Enormous United Shows.

 The great out-door field of tented Entertainment is now substantially occupied by but two managements, and Sells Brothers are "equal partners" in the division. In fact in the exclusive possession of many rare creatures and noted performers, they hold first place, and their visit to Lafayette on Thursday, Nov. 23, is surprisingly rich in well-founded promises of elaborate and enjoyable entertainment. Their Roman Hippodrome, Wild Moorish Caravan and Spectacular Pilgrimage to Mecca ;  enormous Menagerie, Triple Circuses, Tropical Aquarium, Royal Japanese Troupe, Circus of the Saharam Aviary, Caravan of Trained Animals, Arabian Nights Entertainments, and Superb Fairyland Street Parade, contain more than enough strange sights, thrilling races, sensational acts and glowing pageants for a whole carnival week. Nor does mere quantity banish quality from the colossal tents. Such features as the pair of Lilliputian Cattle, the flock the Ostriches, the Hairless Horse and the pair of giant Hippopatami are not to be found elsewhere. The coliseum contests are of the most exciting character, the performances phenomenal, and the fund fun epidemic, Make ready for a glorious holiday. Excursion rates on all railroads. 50 cents admission only. The great dollar show of the world. Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1893.

The Carencro Fair.

 Owing to the press of engagements which could not be deferred, The Gazette, much to its regret could not attend the fair in Carencro; and our "old reliable" correspondent failing to send in his weekly contribution, which we had hoped would could contain a full account of the affair, places us in he unfortunate and regrettable predicament of being unable to mention the fair in the manner we should have wished. However, from parties in this town who were in attendance, we learn with pleasure that it was a decided success - socially and financially. But this was to be expected, inasmuch as the people of our progressive sister town never does things by halves. While we do not positively know the amount, we understand that much over $1,000 was realized. Those from this town who attended speak in the highest praise of the arrangements  and admirable manner in which every detail was carried out. Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1893.

Death of Mrs. Creighton.

 Mrs. J. R. Creighton, nee Euphemie Mouton, died yesterday evening at 5:30, aged 74 years and four months, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. H. D. Huff. The deceased lady was well known for her many womanly qualities, and had gathered around her a host of friends who sadly regret her death. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, and was attended by many friends and relatives. Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1893.    

 From the Jennings Times we clip the following :

"Alexandria has purchased ten patent fire extinguishers, which are said to be very effective in subduing fire. We believe our town council should look into the matter of providing some such means of protection against fire. The machines cost only $10 each, and by preventing a single fire the cost of ten machines would be saved many times over."

 As it would cost only $10 to test its usefulness for the purpose indicated, The Gazette entertains the belief that, that amount spent by the town council in a public trial of one of these machines would not be considered money thrown away. Should it prove efficacious in easily subduing fire, after gaining a certain headway,  a sufficient outlay would furnish the town with reasonable fire protection, something that is, admittedly, needed ;  especially during the season we are entering upon, which will increase the risk of fire.
Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1893.

Coming to Falk's Opera House.

  James B. Mackie, the clever young comedian, has, it would seem, scored an immediate and substantial success as "Billy Grimes" who owns the cellar door, in the bright musical comedy "Grimes' Cellar Door." This attraction is positively one of the strongest in the field of musical comedy in America. The performance is said to be full of clean, wholesome fun from beginning to end, and every scene is marked by brisk action and some novel "business" nes to the stage is introduced in each of the three acts. Mr. Mackie has used great care and judgement in selecting his large company and each one is a thorough artist in his and her particular line. Miss Louise Stanford, the charming soubrette and vocalist has been especially engaged as "Pandora," the Goddess of Mischief. Falk's Opera House, Monday night, Nov. 13.
Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1893.

Grimes Article #2.

 James B. Mackie is well and favorably remembered for his clever work as "Grimesey Me Boy" in a "Bunch of Keys," which part he played successfully for four seasons. His present work as "Billy Grimes" in the musical comedy, "Grimes Cellar Door," is by far the best he has ever done and firmly established him an original comedian of many accomplishments. Falk's Opera House, Monday night, Nov. 13. Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1893.

Grimes Article #3.

 As "Grimsey Me Boy" in "A Bunch of Keys," James B. Mackie the accomplished young comedian was simply inimitable, but as "Billy Grimes," who owns the Cellar Door in the new and original musical comedy entitled "Grimes Cellar Door," he has a part that fits him to a nicety and one in which has many talents shine even brighter than his former success. His supporting company is said to be an unusually strong one. Falk's Opera House, Monday night, Nov. 13.
Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1893.

 Grimes Article 4.

 Henry E. Dixey's first partner was James B. Mackie. They used to practice dancing together on an old cellar door in South Boston, hence the title of "Grimes Cellar Door" for the musical comedy in which Mackie is now starring with marked success. Falk's Opera House, Monday night, Nov. 13. Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1893. 


Base Ball. - The Favorite base ball club of this town and a nine from Opelousas, crossed bats on the Carencro grounds last Sunday. After playing five innings, with the score standing 9 to 7 in favor of Opelousas, the Lafayette boys quit the field, claiming the umpire was giving them the worst in his decisions. The captain of the Favorites offered to play the same club for a purse of $100 or more; game to be played in Lafayette, with a disinterested umpire. The captain of the Opelousas nine has the matter under consideration.
Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1893.

Helping Those Suffering. - Lafayette "did herself proud" in her contribution towards the storm sufferers. Of the amount taken up in the catholic churches in the country under call of the archbishop, Lafayette stands second with $142.25 to her credit. In securing this handsome total, the disinterested efforts of Mesdames Mouton and Monnier contributed a fair share. Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1893.

Beloved Pastor Leaving Laf.

 Rev. Father Healey, who had been assistant priest of Lafayette parish, for three years and 10 months, was appointed Pastor of Pattersonville and left this week to take charge of his new parish.

 His departure spread a gloom over the little community. During his sojourn in our midst, his kind and amiable disposition won him the love and esteem of his parishioners. Kind and indulgent to children, he had won their affection ;  he loved the duty of visiting among the sick and poor, and none could more ably console the needy.

 In the absence of our beloved pastor, Rev. Father Forge, he had charge of the parish. His unwearied zeal for our spiritual welfare, during these few months, will ever claim our fondest affection and gratitude. No one knew him, or came under his priestly influence, but regrets his going, and he carries with him their best wishes. May success crown his efforts.

 Let us hope that he will find in his new parish, the respect and esteem that he leaves in Lafayette.
                                           D. F.

 Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1893.

 Lusted's Grass-cutting Machine.

 We noticed in a Times-Democrat special, Wednesday, from Washington that Mr. Chas. Lusted, Sr., of this town has issued to him a patent on a grass cutting attachment. Lafaytte Gazette 11/11/1893.

 Court of Appeals.

 But one case came up before the Court of Appeals at its sitting Tuesday, being the case of E. H. Vordenbaumen vs. Jamieson et als. on the question of a boundary line. The judgement of the lower court, which was in favor or the plaintiffs, was amended and affirmed.
Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1893.

 Pushing Eastward.

 Two parties, one of 75 and the other of 100 men, and part of the California unemployed workingmen now heading for Louisiana, the ulltimate destination being New Orleans, passed through Lafayette, the former crowd Sunday, and the other Thursday. Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1893.

Father Healy Departs.

 Rev. Father Healey has been placed in charge of the catholic parish of Centreville and Patterson, and leaves to-day for his new field of labor. Father Healey has been in Lafayette for the past four years and the by the kindness of heart, affability, and Christian teachings has endeared himself, not only to his flock, but possesses the esteem of the whole population, irrespective of religious. While it is with extreme regret we not his departure, we extend congratulations on his promotion to a curateship. The best wishes of The Gazette will ever follow him. Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1893. 

Show of Love & Respect.

 As a token of love and respect the children of the Mount Carmel Convent schools presented their pastor, the Rev. Forge, this week, a fine silk umbrella, as well as other evidences of their regard, on the occasion of the anniversary of his fete. Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1893.

Helping Storm Victims.

 Lafayette "did herself proud" in her contribution towards the storm sufferers. Of the amounts taken up in the catholic churches in the country under call of the archbishop, Lafayette stands seconds with $142.25 to her credit. In securing this handsome total, the disinterested efforts of Mesdames Mouton and Monnier contributed a fair share. Lafayette Gazette 11/11/1893.



Selected News Notes (Gazette) 11/11/1893.

 After visiting Hallsville, Texas, and Shreveport, La., Mrs. F. Demanade returned home Saturday:

 Mr. Wallace H. Frisbie, business manager of "Grimes' Cellar Door" Comedy company gave The Gazette a pleasant call Tuesday.



 From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 11th, 1910:

Strenuous Prohibition Campaign Ends in Victory for Wetts by a Small Majority.
[From the Crowley Signal.]

License of the saloons was the only issue at the polls in Acadia parish at Tuesday's election and the advocates of the licensed saloon are to-day over a victory which, while won by only a narrow margin, showed a distinct change of sentiment in many polling places from two years ago.
The total vote on the license question was 2,132, of which 1,101 were wet and 1,031 were dry, a majority of seventy for the wets. This is a change of 303 votes from the result two years ago, when the parish went dry by 243 majority.

 The precincts in which there was the greatest change were Crowley, which changed from a dry majority of 154 to a wet majority of 46; Rayne that increased the wet majority fifty per cent; Robert's Cove that went practically solid wet and Church Point where the wet majority of two years ago was changed to a more than two to one dry vote this year. Some of the other country precincts showed a falling off in the pro vote. Lafayette Advertiser 11/10/1910.

Sunday School Attendance Enforced With Trunk Straps by God-Fearing Parents.

 Every Sunday school in the old days had its class of bad boys. They would not have been there had not God-fearing and consecrated parents with trunk straps persuaded them that such attendance was for their best good.

 A long suffering and saintly mother-in-Israel usually taught the bad boy class, because she felt that it was her duty. And she would rather have died than shirk her duty! It would have been easier to have died! A mean boy by himself is pretty bad. But put from seven to ten of him in a class, and the way the combination acts and thinks would disgrace the reform school.

 Last summer on a visit to the old home I met several of these bad boys. Two of them were in the legislature - perhaps a national ending - and two others represented the community in the penitentiary. One was in business in the town and several had "gone west" and were trying to pick a living out of reluctant communities in that section.

 I have often wondered if the Sunday school did that bunch any particular good. Water is certainly wasted on a horse that is not thirsty. Still, if we are going to take a trip through the desert, is it not our duty to lead the horse up to the watering trough, and kick him once or twice in the ribs, even if he will not drink. From unknown exchange paper and in the Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1910.    





A Girl's Education.
[From the publication "Ranch."]

Somebody complains that: "Our girls are being educated while our boys are being kept at home to work," thus unfitting them for housekeepers, and by their superior accomplishments, unfitting them for congenial companions for our boys. There is no probability of either sex getting more education than they will need, nor is it probable that a good education will unfit any girl for the duties of housekeeping and home-making. We are in favor of having both sexes taught to know, and all they are capable of learning Let the girls be taught to sing, to perform on some instruments, to draw and paint, and along with these accomplishments they should learn how to make beds smoothly and neatly, to sweep, arrange furniture, bake bread and cakes, roast meat, to fashion and fit neatly their own dresses, make their own underclothing and that of their brothers, how to repair and remodel or renovate an entire wardrobe. To learn all these things one must learn gradually, and a girl who doesn't know how to do all these things cannot claim to possess a superior education, even though she sings divinely, plays beautifully, can conjugate the verb and in half-dozen languages, or dresses so exquisitely as to turn the heads of half her male acquaintances. To be respected and self-respecting she should thoroughly understand the fine arts of home life. It is the girl who is proficient in these arts who is valued as daughter, sister or wife.

From the publication "Ranch," and in the Lafayette Advertiser 11/11/1899.

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