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From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 16, 1904:

Baton Rouge Road.

 The Picayune of Nov. 9 contains the following special from Baton Rouge, which will be of great interest to the people of Lafayette:

 Baton Rouge, La., Nov. 8. - It is practically certain that Baton Rouge is to have another railroad. This line will run from Lafayette, La., to this city, and will no doubt connect with the Illinois Central at some point in Tangipahoa Parish.

 John M. Lee, Jr., representing the Southern Pacific lines, has made extensive purchases, and while he will not disclose the plans, it is known that the foregoing is the object he has in view.

 It is known that deals have been consummated by which General Agent Lee has acquired titles to all the property lying between the lines of the Homestead and Anchorage Plantations, and that for several days a couple of engineers of the Southern Pacific have been running lines and levels in that quarter, with the view of establishing a camp and approach to what will soon be a transfer boat landing.

 The riparian rights of all the property has been secured by the Company and but few options remain to be secured to complete the entire purchase of the desired site for terminal and transfer facilities. The circumstances existing point to the certain building of a branch road by the Southern Pacific from Lafayette, La., to Baton Rouge via Port Allen, per the line long ago surveyed and laid out for that purpose. It is also easy to see that the Southern Pacific and the Illinois Central Companies, being so closely allied in interest, will run an extension from Baton Rouge to Hammond, over the line surveyed, and for which a special tax has already been voted, so that the systems may be connected without having to go around by way of New Orleans to transfer through business.

 The fact that nearly all the desired property in West Baton Rouge has been obtained shows the project to be a bona fide one and, proves plainly, to those who are acquainted with railroad matters, that the projected Lafayette line must and will be the ultimate result of this later development in railroad building.

 Mr. Lee was seen last night and stated that he is the General Agent for the Southern Pacific. He would not give any information as to the plans of his Company in the matter had been given publicity before its purposes could be accomplished.

 That the news is authentic cannot be questioned, as deeds of transfer for the property in West Baton Rouge have been passed in this city and will soon be recorded in the real estate transfers of the Parish of West Baton Rouge. That the Lafayette line is an absolute certainty is vouched for by eminent authorities.

 The site was chosen on account of the stability of the bank at that point, and it is probable that the east side of the transfer slip will be located near the present site of the Baton Rouge Sugar Company's Refinery and on the Dougherty place above this city.

 It is highly probably that subsequent arrangements may be made with the Frisco Road, in the event that that road crosses the river at this point, but so far, the steps taken apply only to the interests of the Southern Pacific, in securing a footing in this section, for the establishment of a line east and west from Baton Rouge. The coming of the Frisco will but add to the railroad facilities which the next few years must and certainly bring to the capital of Louisiana. From the N. O. Picayune and in the Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1904.     


Fair at Breaux Bridge.

 To the Editor of the Lafayette Advertiser.

 Dear Sir: - The Second annual Fair of the St. Martin Parish Fair Association will take place at Breaux Bridge November 25, 26, and 27. The following parishes are cordially invited to exhibit on equal terms, New Iberia, Vermilion, Lafayette, Acadia, St. Landry and St. Martin. Prize list will be advertised in a few days. All prizes will be paid in cash. Auction sale of exhibits or surplus farm produce will be held on the 26 and 27th, free of charge. The owner may reserve a limit.

 A grand concert will be given on closing night of the fair by local amateurs included in district, who will  be invited to participate.
DR. A. GUILBEAU, President.
VIC J. JAEGER, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1904.

Foot Ball Saturday.
The game of foot ball Saturday between the Institute and Lake Charles High School teams was interesting and exciting. A number of specially fine plays were made on both sides and although the Institute boys won 47 to 0, nevertheless those present enjoyed the game from start to finish. Another game has been arranged for in Lake Charles to occurs soon, and it promises to be a fine one. Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1904.


School Board.

 Mr. Judice Makes a generous Offer. - The Sellers School Moved and the Hutchinson School Discontinued.                                                            

Rural Schools to Open First Monday in January. Superintendent's Salary Increased.
Accounts Approved, Treasurer's Report.


 At an adjourned meeting held on above date Meesrs. Delhomme, Spell, Roy, Moss, Comeaux, Bernard, Verot and Judice were present.

 The Board on motion  of Mr. Roy expressed its appreciation of the efforts of Mr. Judice to obtain the historic Cabildo building at the World's Fair, St. Louis, for use as a public school building in the parish of Lafayette. At the same time the Board expressed their regrets at not being able to accept the generous offer made them by Mr. Judice to advance money up to five thousand dollars without interest.

 On motion of Mr. Spell the Board then voted to appropriate two thousand, five hundred dollars toward securing the Cabildo for use as a school house provided the building were turned over to the Board committee to appear before the Police Jury and ask for an appropriation to pay for the transportation of material.

 After having heard two committees from the Sellers school or the location of the proposed building and after having carefully considered the matter the Board decided to locate the new building on two acres of land to be donated by Jean Simon. It was further decided to remove the old Sellers school to the Simon school. On motion, duly seconded, the Building Committee was authorized to take necessary steps to build the school house at once. A committee of citizens, Messrs. Boniface Bonin, Alcin Comeaux and Laodis Broussard, agreed to remove the old building to a new site. The president of the Board was duly authorized to receive, and to sign the act of sale for the Board, two acres of land from Jean Simon.

 It was the sense of the Board that the school known as the old Duson or Hutchinson school be discontinued on account of the opening of the new school in the village of Duson not far away and on account of the proximity of the Alex Broussard, Bonin and Burke Schools to the neighborhood.

 An examination of the superintendent's record for the past three sessions showed that the attendance in the rural schools for January of each session was from 33 per cent to 50 per cent larger that the attendance for December of the same session. The board decided, on motion of Mr. Judice, to open the rural schools on first Monday in January instead of December as heretofore.

 Messrs. Judice, Delhomme and Alleman were appointed a committee to investigate the Bonin school site and report on the advisability of building a new school house on the present site.

 The Board voted a resolution of thanks to Dr. Stephens for his cordial invitation to the Board to visit the Industrial school at any and all times, and for his expression of a desire on the part of the Industrial School to co-operate with the Board to the end that adequate provision might be made for the meeting of the State Teachers' Association to be held here December 27 yo 30; and for an expressions of a desire on the part of the Industrial School to co-operate with the Board in the great work of education in the parish which is at present so promising.

 Messrs. Judice and Alleman were appointed a committee to see the School Boards of Vermilion and Acadia on the subject of line schools established jointly in these parishes and the parish of Lafayette.

 The salary of the Parish Superintendent not having been considered at the time of his re-election, upon motion of Mr. Verot. seconded by Mr. Judice and duly carried, the compensation was fixed at sixteen hundred dollars a year. The duties and the work connected with the office pf parish Superintendent and secretary of the Board have increased to such an extent within the past two years as to make it necessary for that office clerical assistance at frequent intervals for which the Board deemed it but right that a regular allowance should be made.

 Whereas the parish assessor has just filed with the School Board his poll tax list for the year 1904 amounting to 4506 names and for which the Board has paid the assessor 4 cents per name; and whereas the State law holds the sheriff accountable to the School Board for the collection of said taxes. Therefore, be it resolved by the Parish Board in meeting assembled, that the sheriff be and hereby is requested to use due care and diligence in the collection of said taxes.  
Resolved, that it is the sense of the Board that with diligence on the part of the Sheriff the school fund could be materially increased from this source.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1904.

Bought and Moved. - The house formerly occupied by Dr. N. P. Moss next to the First National Bank was purchased by Mr. Felix Demanade, and has been moved on his property in the rear of his store building. When altered and repaired it will be occupied by Mr. A. A. Morgan, Jr. Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1904.


 The bond issue has been defeated, and now it remains for its opponents to make good their averments of friendliness to the schools. They acknowledged the necessity for more and better school houses, more money to pay teachers and for longer terms and emphasized their willingness to help - only they objected to the plan proposed. The plan has been disposed of, which leaves the field open to them to offer a better one. The supporters of the bond issue were not wedded to any one method, they simply wanted results and believed that the bond issue was the most feasible. (Unreadable words) have disagreed with (unreadable words) cheerfully accept the decision - it is simply a difference of opinion. But we all believe that more should be done for the schools and any reasonable plan the opposition shall bring forward, will receive the hearty support of every advocate of the bond issue. Lafayette Advertiser  11/15/1904.    

At Falk's.
"The Minister's Son."

 "The Minster's Son" id devoid of the usual traveled path of rural dramas, seeking efforts by other means that the exploiting of live stock which have grown tiresome through familiarity. The simple way and naturalness of the characters in the play, helped along by a clever company, make this production one that will linger long and pleasantly in your memory. In looking over the press reports where this attraction has appeared through this part of the State we fail to find one adverse criticism. W. B. Patton will be seen in his original characterization of "Simon Ray". At Falk's Opera House, Sunday night, Nov. 20. Lafayette Advertiser 11/15/1904. 

At Falk's.
"The Convict's Daughter."

 A powerful melodrama abounding with startling sensations, beautiful scenery and and a strong acting company, constitute the main characteristics of "The Convict's Daughter." The author has made the central figure that of a tramp - an escaped convict - innocent but unjustly sentenced for another man's crime, that of murder. He finally escapes from prison and becomes a tramp, or "Weary Willie," as he is now termed Col. Gould's confidential book-keeper, who is a villain at heart, discovered to send him back to prison, compels him to become an unwilling accomplice to his villainous scheme of winning the hand, or ruining, Col. Gould's beautiful adopted daughter.

 It is a powerful sensational play, but pure in thought action and language. Every lover of good melodrama should avail himself of the opportunity to see this great play and production at Falk's Opera House, Monday night, Nov. 21. Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1904.


Raised on Twenty Acres.

 Mr. W. E. Walker brought to this office Saturday two very large sweet potatoes to show what Lafayette land can do. They are on exhibition in the office window. Mr. Walker states that on twenty acres of land he has made 9 bales of cotton, 130 clean barrels of corn, 80 barrels of potatoes and an abundant supp;y of sorghum, peavines, etc., for his stock. Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1904.

House Changing Hands.

The home formerly occupied by Dr. N. P. Moss next to the First National Bank was purchased by Mr. Felix Demanade, and has been moved on his property in the rear of his store building. When altered and repaired it will be occupied by Mr. A. A. Morgan, Jr. Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1904.


 Died at the residence of his son in Jennings, Nov. 11, John Mulkern; aged 75 years. He was born in Ballinosloe, Ireland and emigrated to this country when about 14 years of age, first living in Boston and New York and then drifting west where he met his wife, Margaret Duffy. In the fifties the gold fever took him and he went to California, returning before the war and settling in Illinois. When that great struggle commenced, Mulkern, in the prime of vigorous manhood, enlisted in the 29th Illinois infantry and fought during the whole four years. He was at one time an alderman of Dubuque, Iowa, and post commander of Hyde Clark camp, G. A. R. He was a devout Catholic, attending regularly to his religious duties. In politics, while in the west he was a greenbacker and afterwards a populist; but after his removal to Louisiana he became a Democrat and remained one to the day of his death. Mr. Mulkern was a man of great energy and determination and at the age when most men were satisfied to retire from business, though possessed of a competence, he organized the McFarland Canal Co., of Jennings, and remained an active man of affairs until the last. His remains were brought to Scott escorted by Messrs. Derouen, A. Judice and Drs. Weekins and Melancon and interred in the Catholic Cemetery of that place. Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1904.    

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 11/16/1904.

 Miss Ida Robichaux, of Arnaudville, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. O. P. Guilbeau.

 A good place to get your groceries - at Prudhomme & McFaddin's.

 Friday morning the home of Dr. Courtney in Carencro was burned. The loss was about $3,000. No insurance.

 See F. F. Carter for crayons and frames. Will make very close figures on frames made to order. A variety of mouldings to select from.

 Just received at the Planters' Mills a carload of Kansas Red Rust Proof Seed Oats, a carload of Alfalfa Hay and a carload of Timothy Hay, also, Wheat Bran and other Feed Stuff. Call Ramsay & Upton, phone 192.

 Ladies will find just what will suit them in our line of dress goods. - Schmulen.

 Gonzague Gladu is in Lafayette again after spending some time in Opelousas. 

 A large and complete stock of clothing at Levy Bros.

 Mrs. Henry Crouchet is spending a few days in Abbeville.

 Dress goods, latest styles and fabrics with trimmings to match, at Levy Bros. 

 Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Cornay were summoned to the bedside of their sister, Mrs. Guidroz, Monday night, in St. Martinville, who died a few minutes after their arrival.

 Our shoes are comfortable and the price will suit you. - Schmulen. 

 David Spell, of Indian Bayou, was in town yesterday and paid The Advertiser a visit.

 A new line of neckties at Levy Bros.

 Judge Edmond Voorhies, of the sixth ward, was a pleasant caller at The Advertiser office yesterday. 

 Our prices on clothing is a big inducement for you to trade with us. - Schmulen.

 Mrs. J. A. Martin, Miss Edith Dupre and Mrs. L. Brown have returned from Jennings, where they attended the meeting of the Woman's Federation of Clubs.

 A large variety of the nicest and best canned goods, at Prudhomme & McFaddin's. 

 The home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Leblanc was gladdened Friday morning by the arrival of a fine boy.

 You can always get the best groceries at Morgan & Debaillon's. 

 Miss Kate Tobin, who attended the Institute last year, is visiting at the Dormitory.

 Morgan & Debaillon sell good groceries all the time.

Mrs. W. M. Beadle arrived Friday from Crowley after a few days visit with her daughter Mrs. J. M. Faulk.

 Miss Jessie Tharp, of New Orleans, is the guest of Mrs. J. I. Hulse.

 Handmade cisterns, guaranteed - J. C. Broussard. 

 Mr. Jno. Vigneaux is having a brick front built to his stable on the courthosue square.

 Victor Dugas, of Carencro, was a welcome caller at The Advertiser office yesterday.

 Don't forget to call and see the Guaranteed Dollar Razor at Ruger's Jewelry Store. 

 J. A. Deffez spent several days in Opelousas returning Friday. He combined business and pleasure in the trip.

 Don't forget to call and see the Guaranteed Dollar Razor at Ruger's Jewelry Store.

 Edward Bourne, Jr., of New Orleans, special agent of the North British and Mercantile Insurance Co., of North America, spent several days in Lafayette during the week. 

Scholarship Fair. - The Woman's Club will give a Fair at Falk's Opera House Dec. 10, to raise money for the Scholarship given by them at the Industrial Institute.
 International Poultry Food, 25 cents a package at the Moss Pharmacy.

 Misses Ruth and Julia Huff and brother, Mr. W. D. Huff, went to Crowley Wednesday to see the show.

 International Stock Food, 25 cents a package at the Moss Pharmacy. 

 Miss Leona Beadle, of Lake Arthur, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Wm. Beadle.

 Remember that you get your money refunded if White Pine Expectorant does not cure your cough or cold. Where can you get a better investment than this. Moss Pharmacy.

 Miss Lola Pharr went to Abbeville Thursday for a visit to relatives.

Court of Appeals. - Judge G. H. Couvillon, of Avoyelles, and A. C. Allen, of St. Mary, held a session of the court of appeals last week beginning Monday and lasting three days. Several cases were decided by them.   Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1904. 


From the Lafayette Gazette of November 16th, 1901:

Conflagration Averted !!!

Heroic Work by Lafayette Fire Department.

 Last Thursday morning when many of the towns people were asleep, eight nervy young men were in the second story of Nicholson's hardware store making as gallant a struggle against fire as was ever made by men. The flames raged fiercely all around them and the smoke was extremely suffocating. In case the worst happened there was only a little narrow stairway for them to escape with their lives. By the skillful use of an ax a hole was cut through the ceiling and three young men holding the nozzle made their way to the loft while five of their comrades remained just below to handle the hose. Mr. Nicholson, the proprietor of the place, believing that any further efforts to save the building would be futile and realizing the great danger of the undertaking, advised the boys not to try so dangerous an experiment. But the foreman of Fire Company No. 1, Paul Castel, said they knew what they were about and the building had to be saved. Almost every one had given up hope, but this plucky band of fire-fighters had not. How well they fought could be seen after the fire by the condition of the loft. Every bit of the ceiling and rafters was completely charred. It could easily be seen that the flames were rapidly eating their way out the roof and the weather boarding and a moment's hesitation on the part of the men would have meant the destruction of the large Nicholson building and an inevitable conflagration of the most disastrous character. How the men stood the intense heat and the smoke and the discomforts of an occasional bath from the hose is incomprehensible. It is safe to say that no firemen were ever in a hotter place and escaped without serious injury.

 But they stayed with it and won. Their names are: Paul Castel, Alley Sprole, F. E. Girard, John Graser, Will Graser, Arthur Leblanc, Edwin Chargois, Alphonse Peck.

 Of course it must not be inferred that the other firemen were idle. They to were making an heroic struggle. The fire had originated in the large barn recently built by Sidney Veazey. The house contained a hundred wagon loads of hay that proved an easy prey and lent fury to the flames which, fanned by the wind, threatened to spread to the adjacent buildings. Sparks flew fast and thick and it really looked like the whole town would be on fire. A corn crib, standing a few steps from the Veazey stable, was enveloped by the flames and in a little time was reduced to a charred mass of debris. It was from this fire that ugly results were feared. The stable, filled with hay, pea-vine and corn, was only a short distance away. Here is where Home Company worked hard and struck effective blows. Only through the hardest kind of work it was possible to save the stable. The men held to their posts with splendid courage and despite the hot blasts from the rear poured a steady stream on the building. They succeeded in keeping the fire off of this building and thereby averted a great disaster, because had the fire reached the stable it is not probable that it could have been controlled.

 After hours of incessant work the firemen were rewarded with a signal victory -- a victory which meant a great deal, for had the battle been lost it is appalling to contemplate the extent of the disaster.

 It is impossible to find out the origin of the fire. The alarm was sounded at 2 o'clock in the morning. The alarm-bell rang, the whistle at the power-house and the railroad company's switch engines blew, pistols and shot-guns were fired and every available means was employed to arouse the people from their sleep. It is safe to say that the fellow who did not wake up does not suffer from insomnia.

 Mr. Sidney Veazey is the heaviest loser. A fine pedigreed horse which he owned was burned. Fortunately the other horses were saved. The large barn which he had built recently was completely destroyed. Mr. Veazey's loss is estimated at about $3,000. He carried no insurance on his property. Three small cabins, belonging to Mrs. A. J. Veazey, were entirely burned.

 The damage caused to Mr. Nicholson's building and to his stock is estimated between $1,000 and $1,500 all of which is covered by insurance through the Parkerson agency.


 The origin of the fire is unknown.
 A spark fell on the roof the Presbyterian church, causing a small blaze which was promptly extinguished.
 All are now singing the praises of the waterworks.
 The place occupied by Mr. Sims, the pop man, had a very narrow escape.
 Several strangers who saw the fire said that Lafayette firemen can not be beaten anywhere.
 After the fire someone made the very pertinent suggestion that everybody in the town ought to join the fire department.
 It is a fact worthy of note that no one was hurt at the fire.
 It was quite a hard job to keep the horses from running back into the barn.
 The horse which was burned was a very valuable animal.
 No one slept in the barn where the fire started and the fact that the fire broke out a 2 o'clock in the morning can not be accounted for.
 Mr. Veazey had recently disposed of his livery stable business to go into the horse trade and his loss is very serious.

Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.

Fire Company No. 1.

 At the last meeting of Fire Company No. 1 the following resolutions were adopted:

 Resolved, that the hour of opening the meetings be changed from 8 to 7 p. m. until April 1.

 Resolved, that on each meeting night the bell of the company shall ring three taps between intervals to notify the members of the meeting. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.

Sells and Gray's United Shows.

 What promises to be the best big show here in years, comes to Lafayette, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1901. From the various exchanges at hand published where the show has exhibited it has proven a general surprise. It is so much bigger (as big as the biggest) and really better than many so-called great ones that the press generally has been in loud praise of its general excellence. It shows in all the largest cities and has made good in every instance, judging from the unstinted praise accorded it throughout the land. Our citizens should not overlook the fact also that the Sells and Gray's United Shows will be the only big railroad exhibit here this season.
Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.


 Mrs. Charles Zephirin Martin.

  Mrs. Charles Zephirin Martin died at her home last Saturday at the age of 95 years and 3 months. The venerable lady had lingered for some days between life and death and the end was not unexpected.

 Mrs. Martin's maiden name was Caroline Daigle. She was born in St. Landry on July 24, 1806. Her birth was almost coeval with the beginning of the last century and it is worthy of note that she died a few months after the twentieth century was ushered in. She was 6 years of age when Louisiana was admitted into the Union as a State and had reached the age of nine when Jackson fought the British at New Orleans. It is safe to say that Mrs. Martin was the oldest white resident in this parish and perhaps in this section of the State.

 In her death has passed away a splendid representative of the Old South. She saw this country when it was sparsely settled by Acadian farmers, then saw it in the heydey of its prosperity and power and witnessed its almost complete ruin and subsequent rehabilitation.

 Mrs. Martin had a bright mind and retained her faculties to the last. Up to a short time before her death she enjoyed an unimpaired vision and was able to read without glasses.

 Nine years ago she fell from a carriage and as a result of the accident was unable to walk. Some time before her death she was conscious of the approaching end and in her preparation to meet her Maker she sought the comforting help of the Catholic church of which she was a devout member. With that resignation born of an undoubting faith she calmly awaited the final summons. Her death was a fitting close of a life spent in doing good. She was the mother of twelve children of whom the following are living: Mr. A. M. Martin, Mr. Martial Martin, Mrs. D. A. Cochrane and Mrs. Edgar Martin. She had 152 living descendants, extending to the fourth generation.

 In the death of Mrs. Martin dutiful wife and mother has gone to her rest, and the community has lost a member who possessed the esteem and respect of every one.
Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.


 A recent bulletin issued by the census department, discloses the damning fact that Louisiana stands at the head of the black list of illiteracy !

 Louisianians who love their State had hoped that the census of 1900 would tell a different story. Somehow or other we too had allowed ourselves to indulge the optimistic hope that the State would make a supreme effort to move out of the discreditable position which it has too long occupied. But the census reports hold out no cause for rejoicing. It's the same old thing. We are holding on with a death-like grip to a most unenviable distinction, and, like the honest burghers of Communipaw, we seem "pleased to live in profound and enviable ignorance of all the troubles, anxieties and revolutions of this distracted planet."

 Page 28 of Bulletin 106 gives the percentage of literate and illiterate native and foreign males of voting age by States and territories. The following figures show the percentage of literates and illiterates among the white natives - native parents - of voting age in the States and territories named:

 From the foregoing figures a citizen of this State can get but very little satisfaction. Of all the States and territories only New Mexico, the home of the greasers, makes a poorer showing than Louisiana. And this despite the fact that Louisiana is, in natural resources, among the richest States in the Union.

 To say that the State suffered during and after the war does not explain away the terrible arraignment of the census figures. Have not the other Southern States borne their share of the burden imposed by the war and reconstruction?

 God knows it is bad enough as it is, but we fear that the percentage of illiteracy were given by the parishes the picture would still be more humiliating to this section of Louisiana, where the people are notoriously indifferent to the education of their children. This may be plain talk, but it is better to tell the truth. It may be unpalatable, but it is wholesome.

 The Gazette has been informed that in this parish several schools, which were opened a week ago, had to be closed on account of non-attendance. The requisite attendance is twelve, and even that small number of pupils could not be induced to attend and the teachers were compelled to close their schools until Dec. 2, when another effort will be made to keep them open. A natural interest in the welfare of the their children, and the sense of civic pride dwells in the breasts of all men and women who are loyal to their State, should impel the people of Louisiana and of this section particularly to shake off this lamentable indifference to education which has placed the old Pelican in a conspicuous and unenviable position among the sisterhood of States.
Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.   

 Spit on the Floor. - All you people come over to town to-day, Nov. 16, and make your selves at home with the Campbell Bros. Spit on the floor of the big show, shake hands with the proprietors. Bring your wife and babies and make yourselves generally at home. You will not regret the visit if you are lovers of fancy sights, songs and instrumental music, acrobats, horizontal bars, high trapeze performance and clown songs and savings. And they have also obtained a nice collection of wild animals for your pleasure. Remember the date and pay them a visit. They are just ordinary people same as everyone else, but have something out of the ordinary to show you.
Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.


 At the Institute a Great Success - A Busy Week for the Faculty and Students - The next Entertainment on November 22.

 The initial performance in the Institute lecture course for the winter was greeted in the auditorium last Monday night by one of the best audiences ever assembled in Lafayette. It was a large audience; it was a cultivated audience and its dress, its good humor, its refined appreciation of the evening's entertainment, and its entire sympathy with the occasion were altogether such as to assure a delightful evening for all present.

 The speaker, Mr. Edward P. Elliot, of Boston, proved himself an artist of great merit both in the work of his voice and facial expression and also in his interpretation of the characters impersonated of that popular book, David Harum, Zeke Sweeny, Dick Larrabee, the Deacon that was worsted in the horse trade, and the other leading characters were made to live before the audience just as one would have expected to see them in real life.

 On the morning following the entertainment, Mr. Elliot kindly consented to give several readings before the Institute - as a part of usual morning exercises. He rendered a number of strikingly beautiful selections of his choice - among them his inimitable story of how "Bill Adams" won the battle of Waterloo - he and the "Dook" of Wellington - "with a 'undred and fifty men', against Bony Party comin' over the 'ill with four million men - picked men, most of 'em!"

 Mr. Elliot has very much pleased his audience here and it is hoped that he will come again in some future season.

 The morning exercises for the week have been quite interesting. This is the faculty week for these exercises and was begun on Monday with a splendid address from Miss Edith Dupre, upon the poet, William Wordsworth. Mr. Roy entertained and instructed the school very much with a talk on astronomy - touching most particularly upon the planets. And the rest of the teachers are to follow in turn.

 The foot ball team has received a challenge from the team of the New Orleans Boys High School. The High School is known to have a very strong team, but our boys are game and if it is at all possible to get into training in time to develop a good team, they are unanimously disposed to accept the challenge.

 The next attraction of the lecture course is to be the  Goodwal Concert Co., which will give its excellent entertainment in the auditorium on Friday evening, the 22nd instant, at eight o'clock. The company is very widely known as a most successful and entertaining organization.

 It consists of a fine character impersonator - in Mr. Dickerman himself - a reader with a splendid soprano voice, and a most talented and accomplished violinist. The same rates for grown people, children, and students will prevail as in the case of Mr. Elliott's lecture - and a flattering attendance is again expected.

 The success competitors for prizes in the sale of tickets for the last lecture were Mr. Harold Demanade, Miss Challie Tolson and Miss Ula Coronna. And they have been presented with very pleasing rewards for their work.

 The range and utensils for the cooking school have arrived, and everything is now ready for the starting off of classes in cooking.

 Special classes in sewing, cooking, drawing, and gymnastics - any one or all of these - should organize at once. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.

At the Lafayette Primary School Every Friday Afternoon - Parents Should Attend.

 The teachers at the Lafayette Primary School have decided to hold exercises every Friday evening. On Friday, the 8th instant, the exercises were held by the third grade. Each of the other grades will have its day in the course of time, and all the pupils will be equally benefited. The exercises consist of songs, recitations, dialogues, etc., and the written work of the pupils is placed on exhibition.

 A number of the patrons of the school responded to the invitation extended by the teachers and were present at the exercises held on the 8th instant. The teachers are very anxious to have the parents of pupils attend these exercises, the object being to bring them in closer touch with the work of the school.

 Teachers should be made to feel that their work in behalf of the children is appreciated by the parents who should always be ready to co-operate in a movement inaugurated for the betterment of the school. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.

Done by a Teacher - Made a House to House Campaign of Education.

 That a teacher's usefulness is not confined to the class-room has been demonstrated by Mr. C. J. Jordon, teacher of the Domingue school in the sixth ward. One month before the convention of his duties as teacher Mr. Jordon saw that several repairs were needed and he went about the community and explained to the patrons that if they gave him their incidental fee in advance he would be enabled to make the necessary repairs and have the school ready for an uninterrupted session of work. The patrons appreciated his efforts in their behalf and twenty-five families cheerfully paid the incidental fee, thus enabling Mr. Jordon to make the necessary repairs. But this was not all. In going from house to house he was incidentally engaged in an educational campaign. Every family visited saw the earnestness and enthusiasm of the man and they themselves became enthusiastic over the school and were anxious to send their children to a teacher who put himself to so much trouble for their welfare. What was the result? While many schools in the parish have been closed for lack of attendance the Domingue school is full to overflowing. There were fifty-four pupils the first week, and sixty all the beginning of the second. The attendance is the best of any in the parish, the Lafayette schools alone excepted.

 The schoolhouse is much too small for the pupils in attendance there being seating capacity for about half the number.

 But, "where there's a will, there's a way." The children are divided into two divisions and when division No. 1 is reciting division No. 2 is at play and vice versa. The pupils are bright and eager to learn.

 An assistant is needed but there is no room for her accommodation. Mr. Jordon is again visiting from house to house soliciting subscriptions for the erection of a large commodious addition to the school house and we have every reason to believe that he will succeed. We hope in the near future to see that community equipped with a comfortable schoolhouse and supplied with a corps of teachers sufficiently large to handle the pupils in attendance.

 A teacher of this type is always in demand and The Gazette believes there is plenty of work for fifty more such men as Mr. Jordon. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.

Traveling Boy.

 Villere Guidry, a boy living about eight miles from town, is quite a traveler. He left home ten months ago with the intention of seeing the country. He returned a few days ago after visiting a number of States in the West, North and South. He saw the Pan-American, spent some time in New York, Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Charleston, Atlanta, Mobile and came back to God's country to enjoy the winter season. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.

Julius Davis, a bright young fellow about 12 years of age, left his home at Lake Charles 13 months ago and up to last Tuesday had succeeded in keeping his parents in ignorance of his whereabouts. Deputy Sheriff Trahan located the little wanderer at Carencro and put him aboard the Wednesday afternoon train for Lake Charles where a fond mother awaited his arrival. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.


CATHOLIC KNIGHTS OF AMERICA, BRANCH NO. 792 meets 1st and 3d Sundays after high mass, at Home Fire Co. hall. Address Robt. H. Broussard, Secretary, Broussard, La.

 UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS meets 1st Saturday of each month, at court-house, 10 a. m.

 Julius Davis, a bright young fellow about 12 years of age, left his home at Lake Charles 13 months ago and up to last Tuesday had succeeded in keeping his parents in ignorance of his whereabouts. Deputy Sheriff Trahan located the little wanderer at Carencro and put him aboard the Wednesday afternoon train for Lake Charles where a fond mother awaited his arrival.

 The Lafayette Brass Band will give a ball on Wednesday, Nov. 27, in Falk's hall. On account of using fuel oil, we will well our limited stock of coal at forty cents per bbl. at our place. Cash only. Lafayette Compress and Storage Co.

 I take any case of morphine, opium, cocaine, chloral, whisky, or tobacco habit, cure it in from 24 hours to five days. Guarantee a cure. No ill after effects. Booklet free. Price $60. A. N. PIERCE, M. D., Lake Charles, La.
Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.


 Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., Nov. 7, 1901. - The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: M. Billeaud, Jr., F. G. Mouton, J. C. Buchanan, Saul Broussard, Alex M. Broussard, J. A. Labbe, J. O. Blanchet, Jno. Whittington and Alonzo Lacy.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 Mr. Whittington on behalf of the committee appointed to confer with the Vermilion authorities as to the location and rebuilding of the Olidon Broussard bridge, repotted conference held but no agreement as to location. The Vermilion committee had insisted upon the old site, same having been surveyed and approved by the United States engineer. To this proposition Messrs. Whittington, Cade and Blanchet acceded provided Vermilion parish obligated herself to pay half the expense of constructing and maintaining the 800 foot causeway on the Lafayette side or in the alternative the bridge to be built above, near Harvey's canal, Lafayette parish paying half the expense of constructing and maintaining the 600 foot causeway on Vermilion side of Bayou. The Vermilion committee refusing to agree to either proposition negotiations were declared off and the committee asked for further instructions. Mr. Mouton offered the following in reference to the above report, which was adopted.

 Resolved that the action of Messrs. Whittington, Case and Blanchet be and is hereby approved and the report submitted endorsed.

  2.  Resolved further, That the following propositions be submitted to the Vermilion authorities for acceptance or rejection: Lafayette will bear half of the expense of construction and maintenance of said bridge and causeway provided the bridge is located at a point designated by its committee or in the alternative accept same proposition from Vermilion parish as to rebuilding an old site.

 A communication from the Police Jury of Vermilion serving notice of its abandonment of the ferry at D. O. Broussard's after Dec. 31, should the Police Jury of Lafayette fail to take immediate action relative to rebuilding the bridge, was read and the secretary was ordered to transmit the Vermilion Jury a copy of the resolutions this day adopted pertaining to said question. Messrs. Cade, Whittington and Blanchet were continued a committee to confer further with the committee from Vermilion.

 By motion of Mr. Buchanan the constables of the various wards were instructed to carry out the ordinance of the Jury relative to peddlers conducting business without license and the collector was notified that Mr. A. Peck has been reported as peddling without a license.

 The account of A. M. Martin $50 got license list was approved with understanding that the Jury should not be bound for any future demands, on said claim. Mr. Buchanan voted nay.

 The treasurer submitted the following reports:

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


 Respectfully submitted,
           J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.
Lafayette, La., Nov. 7, 1901.

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


 Respectfully submitted,
                 J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.
 Lafayette, La., Nov. 7, 1901.

 The following account was laid over.
 M. L. Sword's sheriff's fees, $10.00.

 The following accounts were approved:


 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.

 M. BILLEAUD, JR., President.
 R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 11/16/1901.

 Dr. G. A. Martin, chief of the fire department of Lafayette, requests The Gazette to state that there will be a meeting of the three companies at Falk's hall at 8 o'clock next Monday night. The object of the meeting is to elect an assistant chief to succeed the late Mr. Falk.

 Remember that the Lafayette Brass Band will give the swellest ball of the season at Falk's hall on Wednesday night.

 Miss Louise Wiltz, of New Orleans, guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Martin.

W. V. Nicholson is handling the Wheeler & Wilson sewing machines. No. 9 has the latest improvements, is noiseless, light running and has no equal for quality and quantity of work.

 The Lafayette Brass Band will give a ball on Wednesday, Nov. 27, in Falk's Hall.

 The Sells and Gray United Shows, coming so highly recommended by all the prominent newspapers where it has shown, was what undoubtedly packed their tents. - Memphis, Tenn., Commercial-Appeal, Oct. 7, 1901.

 Sheriff Broussard left Sunday for Baton Rouge having in custody Walter Williams Jr., convicted at the last term of court of manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years in the penitentiary.

 Rev. C. C. Wier returned yesterday from Houston, where he had gone to attend the banquet tendered to Mr. John Kirby by the business men of Houston. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.




 From the Lafayette Gazette of November 16th, 1895:


 As may be seen in another column the Democratic Executive Committee of this judicial district met at Abbeville last Saturday and decided at the court-house in this town the 21st of December to nominate candidates for judge and district attorney.

 On the same day the parish committee of Vermilion held a meeting and pursuant to the action of the district committee ordered that mass meetings be held in the different wards of that parish to elect delegates to State, Senatorial and to the Judicial convention which meets here on the 21st of next month. Hon. J. O. Broussard, president pro-tem of the Executive Committee of this parish, has issued a call for a meeting of that body on the 21st of November to take steps toward the selection of delegates from this parish.

 The committee in the parish of Vermilion is composed of twenty-one members and out of that number there were seventeen present at last Saturday's meeting, showing that the Democrats of our sister parish are fully alive to the necessity of making party nominations. We are far more fortunate than many other districts, as the fractional differences in both this and Vermilion parish have been healed and the party is united and in a position to present a solid front to the enemy in the approaching campaign. Already in different parts of the State the Republicans are organizing and seem to be in a frame of mind to give us some trouble. Encouraged by their recent abnormal victories in other States they boldly assert their intention of carrying Louisiana.

 The Democracy of Old Lafayette has never felt better that at present. It was never known to flicker, and if we are not mistaken its glorious banner of Democracy and white supremacy will continue to wave over a victorious army, banded together by ties of common interests.

 During the last congressional campaign news was sent abroad that Lafayette parish, which had always successfully stormed the assaults of Republicanism, would stray from her well-beaten path of Democracy and white-supremacy to join some of the sugar parishes, but the history of that campaign is yet fresh in the minds of the readers. All factional spirit was obliterated and the leaders of both factions met on the hustings and appealed to impassioned tones to the voters to stand by the party and its regular nominee. The result was a magnificent victory for the Democrats and an inglorious and humiliating defeat for the Republicans, giving a most brilliant illustration of the efficacy of party unity and a solid organization.  Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1895.

For Superintendent of Education.

 The Gazette was the first paper in Louisiana to suggest the name of H. H. Hargrove, of Caddo, for the position of State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and we are pleased to learn through the press that Mr. Hargrove's name will be presented to the convention for the Democratic nomination. Mr. Hargrove is probably the best equipped man for the office of superintendent that could be found. He knows more about public schools than any man in the State, having devoted many years to the cause of education. He understands thoroughly the work of the school room and is a practical man and an incessant worker. At the head of the educational department of the State he would be in a position to accomplish much good. He could do for the State at large what he did for Caddo parish, and that is saying a great deal, as may be seen from the following clipping from the Shreveport Judge:

 ".. For a period exceeding six years he has been actively and earnestly devoting his time and pen to the up-building of public education in Louisiana, and it is no insignificant fact that that period has marked the most rapid and the strongest growth this cause has ever experienced in our State. During the last quarter of 1888 H. H. Hargrove became superintendent of education for the parish of Caddo. This date and this fact mark an era in the history of our city and parish, and when, through press of more necessary duties, he resigned the parish superintendentship in 1893, he lifted our public schools from the trammels of an inert existence and stamped them with the dignity of actual intellectual factors. He had given to the educational movement and impetus that stopped not within the bounds of his own parish, but which reached and set it motion the sluggish blood of the whole system of public schools. He had given to our city a system of public schools of which any State might well be proud. This is what Hardy Hargrove has done and is earnest of what he will do for the cause of education. A life spent in devotion to the cause of his fellowman, a strong forceful character, an indomitable will, energy that never falls short of enthusiasm and a firm adherence to principles have made Hardy Hargrove what he is, and will make a superintendent to whom our State and the country may point with pride. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.    

 Death of Ernest Constantin.

 Some nine months ago the writer was invited to the home of Mr. Ernest Constantin. A number of friends and relatives had gathered there to celebrate in a quiet, un-ostentatious way the 49th anniversary of Mr. Constantin and to wish him many more years on earth. Little did we thing then that he had reached the last mile-post of his earthly voyage and that we would be called upon to chronicle his death before another twelve-month had rolled by.

 Though apparently enjoying good health and giving every indication of a yet robust constitution, he was only a short distance from that awful moment when man must give up this life to go that undiscovered country. Mr. Constantin was sick several weeks before the end came, and during his sickness he expressed the opinion that his life would soon be brought to a close. He seemed to know that death was near, but he feared it not; he saw its approach and met it bravely and courageously. He died surrounded by a loving wife and devoted relatives, who had nursed him during his illness.

 Ernest Constantin was born in this parish 49 years and 9 months ago, and his life was spent here with the exception of the time he served in the Confederate army, having been a member of Company K., 18th, Louisiana Regiment. He was a good soldier and performed his duties during the war with commendable devotion. After the war he lived some years on his farm in this parish and subsequently moved to this town, where he remained in business up to the time of his death. He was a worthy member of Lodge 3294 Knights of Honor. He was one of the first to join that society in Lafayette and he stood high in the esteem of his brothers who attended his funeral in a body and performed the last sad rites of the order over his grave. He was a member of General Frank Gardner Camp of Confederate Veterans. This association followed the remains to their last resting place. His death will be sincerely regretted by many who enjoyed friendly relations with him. He was a good soldier, an honest man, and a useful citizen.

 His funeral Tuesday evening was very largely attended.

 Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1895.

Resolutions of Respect.

 To the Officers and Members of Lafayette Lodge No. 3294, Knights of Honor:

 The undersigned, your committee appointment to draft a memorial on the death of our brother, Ernest Constantin, which sad event occurred on the 11th inst., beg leave to submit the following:

 Ernest Constantin became a member of our lodge in December 1885, and by his death a true and consistent Knight has been called to his final account. He connected himself with the order when members here were few and the lodge was struggling for existence, and we, who have come after, testify that he was one of those who proved his faith by his works and thereby materially assisted in advancing the cause in this community; therefore be it
    Resolved, That by the death of Ernest Constantin Lafayette Lodge loses a worthy member and the community a useful citizen.

 Resolved that in token of our regret for the loss of our brother, that the members of Lafayette Lodge Knights of Honor wear the usual badge of mourning for the period of thirty days and as a tribute to his memory, that this report be spread upon the minutes, and a copy duly transmitted to his family.

 Resolved further, That the Lafayette Advertiser and the Lafayette Gazette be requested to publish this report.

 Respectfully submitted by the committee,
T. F. WEBB, JR.,
Lafayette, La., Nov. 14, 1895.
Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1895.

 The Committee at Work.

 The joint committee of the B. M. A. and City Council has not been inactive but quite the contrary. It has been at work quietly but effectually taking pointers and getting all the information obtainable on the subject of waterworks and electric lights. Bids for the survey of the corporation will be received until the 20th of this month. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1895.

The District Committee.

   Abbeville, La., Nov. 9, 1895.
 Pursuant to call, the 17th Judicial District Democratic Executive Committee has this day met at the court-house at Abbeville, La., with the following members present: Dr. R. J. Young and Dr. J. F. Abshire, of Vermilion, Messrs. P. L. DeClouet, E. G. Voorhies and J. E. Mouton, of Lafayette. Upon motion of Mr. Voorhies, Dr. R. L. Young was elected chairman and Dr. J. F. Abshire secretary. The following resolutions wer thereupon presented by Mr. Voorhies and upon motion duly seconded they were adopted as read:

 WHEREAS, the time for the selection of candidates for district judge and district attorney by the Democratic party of the 17th judicial district has now arrived. Be it resolved that a convention of the Democratic party of the 17th judicial district composed of the parishes of Lafayette and Vermilion be held at the court-house at Lafayette, La., on Saturday the 21st day of December, 1895, for the purpose of selecting one candidate for district district attorney for said district. Resolved further, that each of the said parishes will be entitled in said convention to eight delegates, the member allowed them in the next State convention, at the last session of the State Central Democratic Committee, and it be further resolved that the manner of selecting said delegates to the convention aforesaid be and is hereby left to the Parish Democratic Executive Committee of said parishes and that said convention will elect three Democrats from each parish to constitute the next Judicial District Committee.

 Be it further resolved that the proceedings of this meeting be published in both the papers in Abbeville, and both papers in Lafayette. There being no further business the committee adjourned.
ROBT. J. YOUNG, Chairman.
J. F. ABSHIRE, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.


Rice Tips.

 Attention is called to the note added to the advertisement of the Columbia Rice Mill in this issue, stating "good quality (Japan Rough) nets considerably more than equal grade in Carolina and Honduras." This is certainly encouraging to those of our farmers who have this year raised more or less of the above mentioned kind, and it is well worth remembering when planting time shall come around next year. Another thing, however, ought equally to be borne in mind, and that is, the necessity of keeping every different kind, whether Japan, Carolina or Honduras, distinct and separate - one from the other. Hybrids as the rule are degenerates and it certainly holds true in rice. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1895.  

"Johnny Reb."

Judge Farrar, of Richmond, Va., delivered his lecture at the court-house in this town last Wednesday night. The audience that greeted the eloquent speaker was rather small, but it was very appreciative. It is to be regretted that more of our people did not hear Judge Farrar's lecture for it was entertaining, instructive and intensely patriotic. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1895.

 Dead Sure This Time. - We are authentically informed that Mr. J. W. Brown, Jr., of Camden, Ark., will build an ice-factory in Lafayette within the next ninety days. A letter from that gentleman to a committee of the Business Men's Association brings the good news that B. M. McGill, manager of the proposed factory, would soon be here to make the necessary arrangements to begin work at once. The Gazette congratulates the gentlemen who efforts have brought about such happy results, as success was not achieved in this matter without a considerable amount of hustling. Score "one horse" on Mossback. The next "horse" will be the water-works. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1895. 

 The Stock Law. - In accordance with the mayor's proclamation an election was held to obtain the sense of the voters on the stock law question. One hundred and thirteen votes were polled for repeal, and as this number does not make a majority of the voters of the town, we understand that the law will stand as it is now.
Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1895.

 Let There Be Light. (And Water.) - Waterworks and electric lights are the two things uppermost in the people's mind. All agree that we must and will have them and the only question now is how much longer are we to wait.
Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1895.

Miss Boas' Private School.

 It is with pleasure that we note the growth of Miss Maud Boas' private school. It has already an enrollment of over forty pupils and the attendance is constantly increasing. The following is the roll of honor for the last month:

  First Grade - Ashton Beraud, Hermann Plonsky, Paul Debaillon.
  Second Grade - Genevieve Mouton.
  Third Grade - Moore Biossat, Willie Mills, Bertha Hebert.
  Fourth Grade - Eveline Jaufroid.
  Fifth Grade - Luciz Vigneaux.
  Sixth Grade - Emily Bailey.
Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1895.


 Contemplating a trip West or East, the Southern Pacific Co.'s advantages are worthy of consideration. We can save you time and you can save money by asking any of her representatives for the information you desire relative to Ticket Rates, Routes, Time, etc. We especially call your attention to the train service, which comprises the latest modern improvements in equipment. Her road-bed is the best in the South, and her facilities for Speed, Safety and Comfort assure you of a pleasant journey and a safe arrival at your destination. Her trains run through all the largest cities in Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. At New Orleans her trains connect with all Railroad and Steamship Lines for the North and Northeast Through Pullman Sleepers of the latest design and Pullman Tourist Sleepers between New Orleans, Los Angelos and San Francisco. Her courteous employes will aid the traveler and solicit your patronage. Apply to nearest Southern Pacific Agent or write to S. F. B. Morse. G. P. & T. A., New Orleans, La.
Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1895.

New Housing For Billaud.

 Constable Malagari brought a young man named George Bienvenu to town Wednesday and delivered him over to Hebert Billaud to be entered on the list of regular boarders at the Parish Hotel. Bienvenu is charged with the serious crime of burglary and should his guilt be established the future is dark indeed for him. The affidavit which was made before Judge Sidney Greig alleges that Bienvenu entered the house of Alcee Landry some days ago and carried away a gold watch and chain valued at $20, $15 in green backs, $3 in silver, 15 cents in nickles, two razors, one tin bank and lot of papers. If these allegations be true Bienvenu meant business and was bent on making a big haul. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1895.

 Dr. Martin to Crowley.

 Dr. Rene Martin was in Lafayette this week on a visit to his brother, Dr. G. A. Martin. He had just returned from Crowley where he intends locating in the near future. Dr. Martin graduated from the Hiwassee College in Tennessee in 1878 and subsequently attended lectures at the Tulane University. He has practiced medicine in Breaux Bridge for the last ten years with much success having made a large and lucrative clientele which he has reluctantly decided to abandon to open an office in Crowley which place offers a wider field for the practice of his profession. The doctor is a very enterprising and popular gentleman and skillful physician and we have no doubt that he will be as successful in the near future as he has been in the past. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1895.

"Through Storyland to Sunset Seas."

 We have received this week from Mr. H. S. Kneedler, the author, a very handsome book entitled, "Through Storyland to Sunset Seas." It is an exceedingly well gotten up volume, written in an entertaining style and furnishes a large amount of information concerning the country along the Southern Pacific road from New Orleans to the Pacific Coast. The illustrations are splendid, especially those representing scenes on the Teche.

 In Mr. Kneedler's own words: "The description takes you where the roads lead - from the quaint historic city of New Orleans through the bayou region of Louisiana, where summer lingers and poetry is the hand-maiden of romance, across the sugar and rice and cotton country, into the cathedral aisles of the vast pine forests. Then beyond, where the great plains of Texas reach to far-off sky lines, through quaint town and cities, where foreign speech and manners mingle with our Anglo-Saxon civilization. By the pillared Canon of the Rio Grande the way leads, and past the sepulchral cleft which the Pecos has worn in the bosom of the earth. On farther yet are the dim blue mountains and cacti-covered, tradition-fraught plains of New Mexico and Arizona; the sand-girdled Gila and the implacable, mysterious Colorado that steadfastly rolls to its Union with the California Gulf. Then comes the wonderland of the Pacific Coast - the jeweled, flower-begirt valleys and snow clad peaks of California; the glint of azure skies and sapphire seas; of vine-clad hills and rose-embowered homes inciting groves of olive and orange. Up the great San Joaquin Valley you go, and down the coast line, with many places of interest on the way to claim attention. There is a tour of San Francisco, with pen and pictures of its points of interest; a suggestion of the beauties to be seen on a run up the valley of the mad Sacramento; close skirting Shasta's rugged sides; the passage of the Siskiyous, down Rogue River Valley to Portland and the majestic Columbia. Then, too, the story takes you eastward beyond the Sierras, by Donner's Lake, the wild Truckee River, the mysterious sink of the Humboldt, and to Ogden and Salt Lake City, lying close by the Dead Sea of America." Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.  

Visited Carencro.

 The people of our sister town, Carencro, had a distinguished visitor during the past week. Bishop Meerschaert, of Indian Territory, who preached the French sermon at the coronation ceremonies of "Our Lady of Prompt Succor." in New Orleans last Sunday, was the guest of Father LeForest, the popular and hospitable priest of Carencro. The reverend father came to Lafayette Wednesday and joined the bishop who came from New Orleans. From here they went to Carencro. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.

Cotton from Broussardville.

 Four thousand and eight hundred bales of cotton were shipped from Broussardville during the season of 1892-1893.  In the following season, 1893-1894, 4,500 bales were shipped. This year there had been only 1,076 bales shipped up to Nov. 12 - not half of what was shipped up to that date last year. A gentleman, who is well-posted in such matters, informed The Gazette that the number of bales shipped from that point this year would hardly amount to much over 2,000. These figures give an idea of the shortage.
Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.

Charged With Burglary.

 Constable Malagari brought a young man named George Bienvenu to town Wednesday and delivered him over to Hebert Billaud to be entered on the list of the regular boarders at the Parish Hotel. Bienvenu is charged with the serious crime of burglary and should his guilt be established the future is dark indeed for him. The affidavit which was made before Judge Sidney Greig alleges that Bienvenu entered the house of Alcee Landry some days ago and carried away a gold watch and chain valued at $20, $15 in green backs, $3 in silver, 15 cents in nickels, two razors, one tin bank and a lot of papers. If these allegations be true Bienvenu meant business and was bent on making a big haul. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.

 Read This, People.

 The State Agricultural Association has accepted an invitation and hold its next meeting at Lafayette. The enterprising and progressive people of that very wide-awake and push-ahead town will show the their appreciation by giving the association a fine reception. - From the Shreveport Judge and in the Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.

Horrible Death.

 His many friends will be shocked to hear of young Flory's horrible death while at work at work near Loreauville in a sugar refinery. The unfortunate young gentleman was cleaning pipes when he missed his footing, falling into a tank of boiling syrup. To the bereaved parents we offer our deepest sympathy. Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 11/16/1895.

 Waterworks and electric lights are the two things uppermost in the people's mind. All agree that we must and will have them and the only question is how much longer are we to wait.

 The popular actress, Emma Warren, will appear at Falk's hall on the 16th of December. 

Remember that all kinds of commercial printing will be promptly and neatly done at this office.

 The Otto Krouse Company has a first-class band.

 James D. Cotter, who had been at work in New Orleans, is spending some time with his family in Lafayette.

 Dr. Scranton was calling on friends at Lafayette Monday.

 Don't fail to see Maud Atkinson at Falk's Opera House on the 29th instant. D. A. Johness, who is representing McKlosky Bros., was in Lafayette this week and was the guest of his old friends, Paul and Felix Demanade. Mr. Chenson and the Messrs. Demanade had not met since some thirty years ago.

 A flying horse apparatus with organ attachment nightly entertains Royvilleans with sweet selections. The few picayunes in circulation will find a welcome home.

 Dr. Irion's Dental Parlors, over post office, are always open from 8:30 a. m. to 1:30 p. m.

 Mrs. J. J. Davidson returned last Saturday from New Orleans where she was on a visit to relative.

 Lucien Voorhies, of New Orleans, was a guest at the home of Major J. S. Mouton last Saturday and Sunday.

 D. A. Johness, who is representing McKlonsky Bros., was in Lafayette this week and was the guest of his old friend, Paul and Felix Demanade. Mr. Chenson and the Messrs. Demanade had not met since thirty years.
Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1895.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 16th, 1889:

Death of J. J. Caffery.

At the residence of his son, Charles D. Caffery, Esq., in the town of Lafayette on Saturday, November 9th. 1889, at 3 o'clock a. m., J. J. CAFFERY, aged 60 years, 9 months and 24 days.

 Deceased was born in St. Mary parish. He came to Lafayette parish about 1853, and married (Anna?) B., daughter of the late B. C. Crow. He returned to St. Mary and engaged in sugar planting, remaining there but two or three years, when he came back and settled in this parish. He engaged in planting until 1881, when he went into the employ of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. He was the son of Jefferson Caffery and Alice Demaret. He leaves a widow and eight children, five boys and three girls.

Deceased passed quietly and peacefully away, without pain; in fact, he was without pain during the whole of his illness of about seven weeks. He was contained to his room only about three days. He was a life member Hope Lodge No. 145, F. & A. M., and was interred in the Protestant Cemetery, at Lafayette, by the Lodge last Sunday.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1889

Pythias Ball Largely Attended.

 The ball given by Lafayette Lodge No. 37, Knights of Pythias, last Saturday night, at Falk's hall, was largely attended, and was graced by an unusually large number of lady guests. The entertainment was handsomely conducted, affording the fullest pleasure and enjoyment for all, and reflecting much credit upon the good taste and splendid management of the Knights. The ball was highly appreciated. Thursday night, at a meeting of the Lodge, a vote of thanks was unanimously passed to Mrs. Jno. O. Mouton for a present of a magnificent cake, and also to A. V. Jeffers, Mrs. George Parrish and Mrs. William Cayard, for their generous aid and efficient services which contributed so much towards the success of the ball. Financially, the Knights came out safely, and netted a small surplus. Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1889.

Tax Collections.

 We are sorry to note that the parish tax collector has been able to collect but little of the taxes due, and the collector of the corporation of Lafayette is meeting with still less success. This is not as it should be. Every citizen should feel a pride in sustaining his government, and should assist its officers all in his power. Walk up to captain's office and settle," promptly, like a good citizen. Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1889.

Ramie Culture in the Parish.

 It is time our farmers were coming to some determination upon the question of ramie culture in this parish. It is no longer an experiment here. It has been successfully tried, and found to be peculiarly adapted to our soil and climate. The only question remaining is, will it pay us to adopt it as an additional source of revenue from our lands? We think it will. If you come to this conclusion, when you have got a good thing it always pays to "take Time by the top knot" and act promptly; and in mutual understanding and concert of action there is also great advantage. We would suggest that the farmers in each community meet and discuss this matter. Let each one state how many acres he will put in ramie next year; then knowing how many roots will be needed, order them through one channel - they can be bought cheaper that way; then let each one, in proportion to his plant, subscribe for a decorticating machine, to be located at a central point for the use of the planters interested. You can dry the ramie in your own barns, and the fibre can be baled in a cotton press. It seems to us that such a system much could be accomplished in a couple of years at no great expense to any one member. However, our columns are open for discussion, and we shall be glad to hear from you. When you come to review the resources of Lafayette parish, it is wonderful. Besides the cereals, there are rice, cotton, sugar and ramie - four of the best paying products in the world; and yet more attention is given to the production of cotton, the least remunerative of the lot, to all the others combined. "These things should not be thusly." Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1889.

Impressive Ceremony.

 Last Wednesday evening the cosy little parlor of Alphonse Nevue's house was the scene of an impressive ceremony, which left its principals, Miss Bertha Nevue and Mr. George Mayfield, one under the sacred marriage yoke. The young lady, well known in the home of her birth and choice, and the bride groom of the sister State of Mississippi, were quietly married according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church at the bride's late home, surrounded by the immediate family and a few bosom friends, whose best wishes accompany Mr. and Mrs. Mayfield into a cheerful and sunshiny future. Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1889.      

 City Council Proceedings.

         Lafayette, La., Nov. 4th, 1889.
  The City City Council met this day in regular session, and there were present W. B. Bailey, Mayor; J. G. Parkerson, A. J. Moss, Jno. O. Mouton, F. Lombard. Absent: Pierre Gerac, Ed. Pellerin, and O. J. Sprole.

 Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 The committee appointed last meeting to consider the matter of organizing a fire department, reported progress and asked for further time. Granted.

 Tax roll was accepted, and action of the Mayor in issuing warrant for $50 therefor approved.

 The following account were approved:

 J. G. Gardemal, jailer, boarding prisoners, $6.00.
 Louis Oueije, tax receipt books, $2.50.

 And the council thereupon adjourned.
W. B. BAILEY, Mayor.
CHAS. D. CAFFERY, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1889.

Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., Nov.  4th, 1889. - The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: Messrs. C. P. Alpha, J. G. St. Julien, C. C. Brown, A. A. Delhomme and O. Theriot. Absent: Ford Huffpauir.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 Under suspension of rules Messrs. Clemile Trahan and Aime Landry were heard respecting the communication submitted by Mr. R. Francez, at the last meeting. The gentlemen adduced a letter from Mr. Francez admitting the inaccuracy of his survey and informed the body that having donated forty feet to the parish for a public road they would establish their lines, leaving the proper width therefor.

 A petition from the first and second wards asking that a road be traced from Scott to the western limits of the parish, was laid over.

 On motion of Mr. St. Julien duly made, the minutes of the Police Jury on page 27 under date of Sept. 2d, creating a new ward of territory forming portions of the 4th and 5th wards respectively, was amended by the insertion of the word "unanimously," so as to read: "On motion of Mr. Brown, the following was unanimously adopted in reference to the above petition."

 The question of enforcing the provision of the road law in reference to road duty of citizens living in incorporated towns under the jurisdiction of the parish, was discussed and the President requested to ascertain the law pertaining thereto.

 On motion of Mr. Brown, the following was unanimously adopted: Be it Resolved, that the Treasurer of this parish is hereby ordered not to pay any account unless approved by this body.

 By motion of Mr. Theriot, the following committee was appointed to make certain alterations in the public road leading from Royville to the western limits of the parish: Martial Trahan, T. L. Hebert, Jno. Simon, Theodule Baudoin, Eugene Baudoin, Antoine Boudreaux and Overton Cade.

 The following communication was read from the Berwick Lumber Company:

 BERWICK, La., Oct. 26, 1889.
 Hon. C. P. Alpha, Pres. Police Jury:

 We agree to sell Lafayette parish as per order of Police Jurors, bridge timber sawed to order of various lengths not exceeding 40 ft. at $14 per M on car at Berwick, or $17.00 per M. F. O. B. at Lafayette.    BERWICK LUMBER CO.

 The Treasurer submitted his report as follows:

      Lafayette, La., Nov. 4th, 1889.
 To the President and Members of the Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette:

 The following is a statement of receipts and disbursements or parish funds since last report:


 Respectfully submitted,
                WM. CLEGG,
               Parish Treasurer.

   The following accounts were rejected:
A. M. Martin, taking depositions ... $25.00.
I. A. Broussard, conveying prisoners to New Orleans ... $209.90.

   The following accounts were laid over:

 P. D. Beraud, M. D., expert testimony ... $10.00.
 Leon Plonsky, candles, oil, etc, ... $31.40.

 The following accounts were approved:


 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
   C. P. ALPHA, President.
   R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1889.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 11/16/1889.

 Cold weather and frosts have prevailed here during the week, with a fine rain Tuesday. The recent rains have been rapidly absorbed by the dry earth, and very little water is seen in the ponds and coulees.

 Our streets are now in fine condition, and the freedom from dust renders driving both delightful and healthful. The ladies can now enjoy a shopping promenade. Business in town during the week was good.


It is time to commence fattening that thanksgiving turkey. We have a heap to be thankful for this fall.

 Our parish roads are getting a little cut up and rough, owing to recent rains and the constant hauling done over them.

 Remember the ball to-night at Guilbeau's Hall, Carencro. There will be feast, fun and frolic for all.

 Notwithstanding the season is nearing its close, cotton continues to come in briskly and our cotton buyers and gins are still kept busy.

 Professor Hymen has been quite busy among our young people of late, and several marriages at St. John's Church during the week were the result of his labors.

 Several of our local sportsmen opened war on the festive partridge, and other small game, this week. We are told that the birds are in prime condition.

 Our prairies and pastures have again "put on a suit of living green," and in consequence stock is improving in condition.

 Mr. C. H. Bradley has rented Dr. N. P. Moss' cottage, on Vermilion street, fronting Mrs. M. P. Young's residence, and has removed his family from Carencro to this place, which they will make their home for the future. We extend them a cordial welcome to our community, and trust they will enjoy health and happiness in our midst.

 Lovers of amusement, and all those who delight in the charms and beauty and the poetry of motion, should attend the grand ball to be given by the young men of Broussardville, at St. Julien's Hall, to-morrow night, (Sunday, 17th.)
Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1889.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 16th, 1878:

City Council of Vermilionville.

      Regular Session, Nov. 4th, 1878.
  Present: J. O. Mouton, Mayor and Councilmen Landry, Alpha, Ed. McBride, R. L. McBride and Jean Vigneaux. Absent: Hebert and Lindsay.

 The minutes of the proceeding meetings were read adopted.

 On motion of Mr. Alpha seconded by Ed. McBride, it was unanimously
   Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed for the purpose of levying an annual tax for the year 1878 on all moveable and immovable property within the limits of this Corporation, and of fixing the rates of licenses for the year 1879, and that said committee make its report at the next meeting.

 The Mayor appointed Messrs. Alpha, Landry and E. E. Mouton on said committee.

 The following accounts were presented and approved:

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 On motion the Council adjourned,
J. O. MOUTON, Mayor.
H. M. BAILEY, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/16/1878.


West Point Bullies Well Tamed.
[From the Philadelphia Times.]

 A  few years ago hazing was tolerated, and later an army board found little to condemn the practice in vogue. It too a Congressional committee to develop the real facts and to apply the proper language, and even then several offending cadets had to be expelled before the purpose of the authorities was fully appreciated. Now the superintendent is able to report that there is neither hazing nor fisticuffs, and along with it is his statement that the young men were never in better condition, and that the institution is distinctly improved. The taming of the few bullies has elevated the whole school, and this is the result in every college in which hazing is abolished.

 From the Philadelphia Times and in the Lafayette Gazette 11/16/1901.  

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