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 From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 23rd, 1904:


 Before another week passes the legal Thanksgiving day will have come, says the Dallas, Tex., Farm and Ranch. There are other days on which we may nourish our sense of gratitude, but next Thursday is one day singled out by state and national governments in which we should cultivate both feelings and expressions of thankfulness.

 Man is more and more the master workman, the governor of his own movements, the architect of his own fortunes, the intelligent co-operator with the Great Architect of the Universe. Man is rapidly subduing the earth and will finally master himself, by reason of the strength begot in battle with the external things of his life. We must feel a sense of gratitude because of the progress of humanity and its inherent ability to maintain the positions gained while planning for future development.

 Let the Southwest keep step with the marching columns of civilization's forces, not for purpose of conquest, but that our people may be qualified in every way to rule over themselves, supply their own wants, and give freely to needy peoples of earth both moral and physical life the more abundantly. For our blessings, our opportunities, our needs, our daily cares, the hours of toil and seasons of harvest let us be sincerely thankful. From the publication 'Farm and Ranch' and in the Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1904.     

Thanksgiving Exercises. - There will be appropriate Thanksgiving exercises at the High School by the pupils Thursday afternoon at two o'clock sharp. Friends and parents are invited.
Laf. Advertiser 11/23/1904.

Thanksgiving Services. - Special Services will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Kramer, in the Episcopal church, at 11 o'clock to-morrow morning, to which the public are cordially invited. Laf. Adv. 11/23/1904.

 Thanksgiving Services will be held at the Methodist church to-morrow (Thursday) morning at 11 a. m. by the Pastor, Rev. J. D. Harper. A cordial invitation is extended to all who may wish to attend. Laf. Adv. 11/23/1904.


 Frederick Pitman, of London, Will Sing in the Auditorium Friday, December 2, at 8 p. m. - Admission 50 Cents; Students 25 cents.

 The patrons, students and friends of the Institute will have an opportunity to hear Frederick Pitman's splendid baritone voice on Friday evening, the 2nd of December. Mr. Pitman is a native of London, England, and received his musical education at the Royal College of Music in that city, of which institution he is now an Associate. He has taken up his residence in New Orleans as a teacher of Music, following his kingsman, Prof. Ferdinand Dunkley, the distinguished organst of St. Paul's Church in that city. The Times-Democrat in a criticism of one of Mr. Pitman's concerts said:   Mr. Pitman's voice is a pure rich baritone of large compass, beautifully mellow, and showing every sign of a thorough training. He was at his best perhaps in "Why do the Nations" from Handel's Messiah which showed to advantage his splendid vocalization, while in Schubert's "The Wanderer". "O Thou Sublime Sweet Evening Star" (from Tannhauser) and Nevin's "The Rosary", not only was the fine quality of his voice brought out, but the tender sentiment and pathos of these beautiful songs were exquisitely developed."

 The fact that Mr. Pitman is included on the programs of the New Orleans Choral Symphony Society is assurance enough to all music lovers that his singing will be a rare treat, and there is no doubt that Lafayette will give him an appreciative audience when he comes to the Institute.

 This attraction is not included in the regular Lyceum Lecture Course for the season, but is additional and the charge for admission is Fifty Cents for grown people and Twenty-five Cents for Students.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1904.

Leaving To-Day.

 The Industrial Institute foot ball team leaves this evening for Lake Charles and Leesville. A game will be played in Lake Charles on Thanksgiving Day and in Leesville on the day following. The line up is as follows: Capt. and left half, Talbot;  right half, C. W. McNaspy; full back, Sisdous; quarter back, McNeese; left end, H. McNaspy; right end, Linstrom; right guard, Bacon; left guard; Billeaud; center Prosser; Landry and White, substitutes. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1904.

An Annual Visitor.

 The annual visit of Gentry Bros. Famous Shows, with their multitude of trained animals, will soon be here. All the dogs, ponies and elephants and monkeys, that have long paid this city a yearly visit will continue with their custom. A multitude of new artists have augmented the pay, or rather feed roll of the Gentry Bros.' Shows this season. Baby animals from far-off lands, and pretty dogs from every clime have succeeded in learning some new, laughable and startling performance, which they will display for the approbation of their children patrons. The old and new members of the company participate in friendly rivalry for the applause of their youthful visitors. The shows will exhibit in all their entirely two performances, afternoon and night. Lafayette Tuesday, Nov. 28.    Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1904.

Will Move This Week.
 The First National Bank will remove from their temporary quarters in the Century Club building into their handsome new structure the latter part of this week or early next week. The new bank building is a beauty and "does Lafayette proud." Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1904.

Southern Pacific Brakeman Has Both Feet Crushed.
 [Special to The Times-Democrat.]

 Franklin, Nov. 2o. - J. W. Martin, a brakeman of the Southern Pacific Railroad, met with a serious accident near Midland, La., last night by being run over by train on which he was braking.

 The Southern Pacific hurried the unfortunate man on a special, which arrived here (Franklin, La.)  at 7 o'clock last night. It was found, on examination, that both feet were badly crushed, besides severe injuries on the head and back. It was necessary to amputate one of his feet. Dr. B. W. Smith, house surgeon at the Sanitarium, performing the operation.
From the N. O. Times-Democrat and in the Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1904.

With a New Railroad.

 Every one knows that real estate will sell for double the money it now does. Now is your opportunity to invest before your prices go up. Call and let me tell you where you can make money by buying real estate near the railroad will pass. J. C. Nickerson, Real Estate Agent. Laf. Advertiser 11/23/1904.

The Woman's Club.

 Mrs. F. E. Davis received the members of the Woman's Club in her hospitable home last Saturday afternoon, when, as usual, she proved a most charming hostess. After the business part of the program has been satisfactorily disposed of, Miss Edith Dupre gave an interesting report of her visit as a delegate to the Federation of Woman's Clubs at Jennings, which meeting was a source of pleasure and a great benefit to all those who attended and to all clubs that belong to the Federation.

 The regular program was then given, which was:

 A note was read from Mr. W. J. Avery, principal of the town public schools, in which he thanked the Club members for the handsome picture, which they recently presented to the public schools of the town and which now hangs in Miss Christian's room at the high school.

 The guests on this occasion were, Miss Jessie Tharpe, of New Orleans, who delighted her hearers with a reading full of wit and humor and Miss Ella Montgomery, of Crowley, who as an erstwhile member of the Club, received a warm welcome, and gave one of her most brilliant instrumental selections. Mrs. Davis then served a delicious luncheon, assisted by Miss Christian and Miss O'Quin.

 The next meeting will be held Dec. 3, with Misses Riis and Leftwich.
 Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1904.

Mexican Supper.

 A novelty in Lafayette will be the "Mexican Supper" to be given by the ladies of the Episcopal Guild next Monday, the 28th instant, in the Century Club building. The ladies have secured the spacious room soon to be vacated by the First National Bank, and complete arrangements will be made for the enjoyment of patrons.

 In addition to the regular Mexican supper, for which the moderate price of 35 cents will be charged, gumbo, cake and coffee will be served in appetizing style, beginning at 4 o'clock p. m. The proceeds will be devoted to the reducing the debt of the Episcopal church of this place, and the patronage of the public is respectfully solicited for this worthy object.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1904. 

Death of J. C. Couvillon.

 J. C. Couvillon, a well-known merchant of this place, died very suddenly Tuesday night, Nov. 15, at 9:30 o'clock, in the 57th year of his age. He had just returned from New Orleans, arriving on the 5 p. m. train seemingly in good health. He ate a hearty supper and a short time after was stricken with apoplexy. He never recovered consciousness and passed away within a few hours. Mr. Couvillon was a native of Avoyelles parish. At the breaking out of war between the States, he enlisted in Boone's battery under command of Capt. Bennett and served throughout the war. At its close he was in Alexandria, from which place he returned to Avoyelles, remaining there until 1882 when he moved to New Iberia. In 1885 he settled in Carencro, remaining until 1890, when he located in Lafayette. He was engaged in the mercantile business all his life and had considerable success. He married Miss Leocade Lemoine, from which union four children survive him. They are, Mrs. F. A. Guilbeau, of Carencro, Mrs. Camile Spriefico, Mrs. L. E. Lacour and Mr. Leon Couvillon, of Lafayette.

 A large number of friends and relatives attended the funeral services which were held at St. John's Church Wednesday afternoon, the remains were taken to Carencro for interment. Lafayette Advertiser 11/22/1904.    

Signal and News Consolidate.

 The Crowley Signal and the News consolidated on Nov. 15th, and now Crowley has only one paper. The following special to the Picayune gives particulars:

 Crowley, La., Nov. 14. - The Daily News published its last issue Monday evening. From now on the News will be consolidated with the Daily signal, leaving Crowley with one daily paper. The Rice-Belt News, the weekly edition of the Daily News, will continue, and John T. Nixon, who has been in charge as managing editor of both the Daily News and Rice Belt News, will continue in charge of the latter but under the management of the of the Signal. L. S. Scott, who sold his share of stock in the Signal and went to California has returned and has again assumed the management of the Signal. A change in the force has been made. From the N. O. Picayune and in the Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1904.

Laurels for the Fifth Ward.

 The Fifth Ward earned the distinction in the late election of being the only ward in Lafayette parish to give a majority for the school bond amendment. It was the Fifth Ward also which led all the other wards in the parish in the majority given the special school tax of 3 mills that was voted in 1903.

 The 5th ward holds a flattering record for favoring all movements aiming at the improvements aiming at the improvement of the schools, and this is a tribute to the progressive spirit and patriotism of the citizens of the 5th ward. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1904.


City Council Proceedings.
Lafayette, La., Nov. 7, 1904.
  A regular meeting of the City Council was held this day, with Mayor Chas. D. Caffery presiding. Members present:  F. Demanade, John O. Mouton, Geo. A. DeBlanc, D. V. Gardebled, M. Rosenfield, Henry Fontenot, A. E. Mouton.

 Moved and seconded that minutes of last regular meeting be approved as read. Carried.

 The following petition was presented to the City Council for the widening of a portion of Lafayette street.

 To the Hon. Mayor and City Council of the town of Lafayette.

 We the undersigned citizens and property holders of the town of Lafayette, La., respectfully beg your honorable body to have Lafayette street widened from the northwest corner of court house square to the junction of Lafayette and Vermilion streets, the new width to correspond with the enlargement of same street as it at present stands in front of court house square and being in continuation of said Lafayette street in a straight line from the court house square to points indicated.

 Respectfully submitted, S. Begnaud, A. J. LeBlanc, F. Lombard estate, per John Vigneaux, John Vigneaux, Leon Plonsky, per Mose Plonsky, M. Mouton, Butcher, & Herpin, L. F. Salles, Mrs. B. A. Salles, per L. F. Salles, H. O. LeBlanc.
Lafayette, La., Nov. 7, 1904.
   The undersigned hereby agree to pay in cash on demand the amount set down opposite our names for the widening of Lafayette street, said amount to be payable in the event the Hon. City Council decides to widen said street.

 Crow Girard ... $25.00
 John Vigneaux ... $10.00
 S. Begnaud ... $100.00
 Wm. Campbell ... $10.00
 A. J. LeBlanc ... $30.00
 H. O. LeBlanc ... $10.00
Lafayette, La., Nov. 8, 1904.

 To the Hon. Mayor and City Council of the town of Lafayette, La.

 The undersigned considering that the widening of Lafayette street from from Vermilion street to the corner of Main street is a great public utility and necessity, and considering further the enhancement in value to the property to arise from thus widening said street, we do hereby donate and dedicate to the public use for the purpose of street and sidewalk a sufficient quantity along the western line of our respective properties on said Lafayette street to give said street the width from curb to curb of forty one feet and six inches together with a nine foot sidewalk.

 It being the intention of this dedication and donation to continue the line of Lafayette street as recently opened in front of court house square. The A. J. Leblanc, F. Lombard estate by J. Vigneaux tutor.

 Having considered the foregoing petition the following was adopted:

 Be it ordained by the City Council of Lafayette, La., that this council considers it to be a matter of public importance and utility that such portion of Lafayette street and court house square on the East line be widened in the manner proposed in said petition, that the donation of land and money tendered by the above named petitioners for that purpose be and the same are hereby accepted and, Be it further ordained that in order to effect the widening of said street that this council will expropriate such portions of lots or other abutting owners as may be necessary for that purpose and moreover will meet such additional and reasonable expropriation necessary in the premises not covered by the above donations. Adopted unanimously.

 Chairman of Water and Light committee reports that foundation for new engine at plant is complete and ready for the machine which has not yet arrived though overdue, that the dynamos have come to hand but cannot be installed until new engine is put up; they also report that the well at plant appears to be failing and that steps will have to be taken to remedy this trouble.

 Moved and seconded that Water and Light Committee be authorized to take steps to secure the necessary supply of water by such means as in their judgment may be unnecessary.

 Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1904.

City Council Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., Nov. 7, 1904. - A regular meeting of the City Council was held this day, with Mayor Chas. D. Caffery presiding. Members present: F. Demanade, John. O. Mouton, Geo. A. DeBlanc, D. V. Gardebled, M. Rosenfield, Henry Fontenot, A. E. Mouton.

 Moved and seconded that minutes of last regular meeting be approved as read. Carried.

 The following petition was presented to the City Council for the widening of a portion of Lafayette street.

 To the Hon. Mayor and City Council of the town of Lafayette.

 We the undersigned citizens and property holders of the town of Lafayette, La., respectfully beg your honorable body to have Lafayette street widened from the northwest corner of court house square to the junction of Lafayette and Vermilion streets, the new width to correspond with the enlargements of same street as it as present stands in front of court house square and being a continuation of said Lafayette street in a straight line from the court house square to points indicated.

 Respectfully submitted, S. Begnaud, A. J. Leblanc, F. Lombard estate, per John Vigneaux, John Vigneaux, Leon Plonsky, per Mose Plonsky, M. Mouton, Butcher & Herpin, L. F. Salles, Mrs. B. A. Salles, per L. F. Salles, H. O. Leblanc.

 The undersigned hereby agree to pay in cash on demand the amount set down opposite our names for the widening of Lafayette street, said amount to be payable in the event the Hon. City Council decides to widen said street.

 Lafayette, La., Nov. 8, 1904.
     To the Hon. Mayor and City Council of the town of Lafayette, La.

 The undersigned considering that the widening of Lafayette street from Vermilion street to the corner of north Main street is a public utility and necessity, and considering further the enhancement in value to the property to arise from thus widening said street, we do hereby donate and dedicate to the public use for the purposes of street and sidewalk a sufficient quantity along the western line of our respective properties on said Lafayette street to give said street the width from curb to curb or forty one feet and six inches together with a nine foot sidewalk.

 It being the intention of this dedication and donation to continue the line of Lafayette street as recently opened in front of court house square. A. J. Leblanc, H. O. Leblanc, F. Lombard estate by J. Vigneaux tutor.

 Having considered the foregoing petition the following was adopted:

 Be it ordained by the City Council of Lafayette, La., that this council considers it to be a matter of public importance and utility that such portion of Lafayette street between Vermilion street and court house square on the East line be widened in the manner proposed in said petition, that the donation of land and money tendered by the above named petitioners for that purpose be and the same are hereby accepted and, Be it further ordained that in order to effect the widening of said street that this council will expropriate such portions of lots of other abutting owners as may be necessary for that purpose and moreover will meet such additional and reasonable expense necessary in the premises not covered by the above donations. Adopted unanimously.

 Doctor F. E. Girard and Felix Voorhies in behalf of the Sontag Military band appeared before the council and asked that free lights and license be furnished for them for the benefits of said band, for street fair to be held in December 1904.

 Moved and seconded that privileges for the approaching street fair in this town in December is hereby granted to the Sontag Military Band, and that this council hereby agrees to furnish lights and license, provided that said show put at its own cost the necessary wire for the lights; and provided further, that here be no gambling or immoral features attached to said fair. Adopted.

 Chairman of Water and Lights Committee reports that foundation for new engine at plant is complete and ready for the machine which as not yet arrived though overdue, that the dynamos have come to hand but cannot be installed until new engine is put up; they also report that the well at plant appear to be failing and that steps will have to be taken to remedy this trouble.

 Moved and seconded that Water and Light Committee be authorized to take steps to secure the necessary supply of water by such means as in their judgment may be necessary. Adopted.

 The following bills were approved:

 Moved and seconded that the street committee is authorized and instructed to call for bids for rebuilding of plank walks on all streets. Carried.

 Section (I) Be it ordained by the City Council of Lafayette, La., that under and by virtue of an ordinance of this council adopted October 5, 1903, entitled "An ordinance relative to sidewalks in the town of Lafayette, La.," and in accordance with the provisions of act No. 517 of the acts of the legislature of this State of 1902, and considering that the public interest requires it, that the plank walk six feet in width wherever possible and of such lesser width as may be necessary to conform to width of sidewalk, and otherwise according to specification in possession of street committee be built between the following points, in said town to-wit:

 1. Along northerly side of Lincoln avenue from Grant avenue to Oak street in the McComb addition.

 2. - Along southerly side of Buchanan street or Julia avenue in part, and in part on northerly side from Congress street to high school building.

 3. - Along north side of Congress street from Pierce street to Methodist church one block on south side.

 4. - Along easterly side in part and in part on westerly side from Washington street to Methodist church.

 5. - Along the north side of second street and west side of St. John street from Convent to Catholic church.

 6. Along south side Vermilion street, east side of Johnston in part and in part on west side of Johnston street from Lee avenue to Industrial school property.

 7. - Along south side of Vermilion street from Johnston street to Lamar street.

 Section (II). Be it further ordained that public notice be given for ten days of this ordinance, and moreover the street committee shall call for bids to do said work, and shall let the contract to the lowest responsible bidder, who shall give satisfactory security to said committee in a sum to be determined by them for the faithful compliance of said contract and the completion of said work.

 Section (III). Be it further ordained that the entire cost of said walks shall be paid by the owners of the real estate abutting the same, on the basis of the respective frontage of the property thereon, which amounts shall be due and collectable within ten days after the completion of the work and its acceptance by the City Council, and if not paid within ten days the council shall proceed by suit against said owners, and said real estate to collect said delinquent assessment, and for payment of said sum so assessed; this council shall have a special privilege on said properties, to secure payment of the said sum, with six per cent per annum interest thereon, from expiration of said ten days until paid, which lien shall be the first privilege over all other claims except taxes, and shall effect third persons from date of registry of said assessment in the mortgage book of Lafayette Parish.

 Section (IV). Be it ordained that said committee may accept said work or any part thereof by section of one or more blocks.

 Section (V).  Be it further ordained that in case no satisfactory bid is received for the construction of said walks, then said street committee is hereby authorized and empowered to proceed without delay to construct the same as provided by said act No. 147 of 1902.


 Respectfully submitted,
    H. H. HOHORST, Collector.

 The secretary reported the following warrants drawn during the month of October and up to date and the same was approved and ordered spread on the minutes. Carried.




 Moved and seconded that bill of H. H. Hohorst amounting to $500.00 for assessment and making roll for year 1904 be paid, less than amount paid by Council for cement walk. Carried.
           Lafayette, La., Sept. 13, 1904.

 To the Hon. Chas. D. Caffery, Mayor and members of the City Council,
   Gentlemen: - The charter of the Lafayette Fire Department provides that an election annually for the selection of a chief and assistant chief, and I beg to advise your Honorable body that Mr. A. E. Mouton was duly elected chief and Mr. G. A. Martin assistant chief of the Lafayette Fire Department to serve for the ensuing term.

 In the event that these gentlemen selected receive your approbation, will ask your Honorable body to appoint same as the Chief and assistant chief of the Lafayette Fire Co., by your City Council.
          F. E. VOORHIES, Secretary.
  Moved and seconded that this council ratifies the action of the Fire Department. Adopted.

 There being no further business Council adjourned.
          CHAS. D. CAFFERY, Mayor.
  J. P. COLOMB, Ass't Sec'ty.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1904.


 Trustees for Various Schools Appointed. - Another Room to Be Built to Carencro School.

Lafayette, La., Nov. 3, 1904.

 At a called meeting of the Board on the above date the following members were present: Alex Delhomme, Sr., Jasper Spell, J. Arthur Roy, Dr. N. P. Moss, Arthur Comeaux, J. H. Bernard, A. D. Verot and Alcide Judice.

 After reading and approving the minutes of the previous meeting the Board took up the appointment of three local trustees for each school as follows:

 The meeting was instructed to notify the trustees and send each a copy of the rules governing trustees and their duties as school officers.

 On motion of Mr. Judice seconded by Mr. Roy the Board voted an additional room for the Carencro school on the same condition that buildings have been constructed in other communities. The Building Committee was instructed to proceed with the work of enlarging the Carencro school as soon as possible.

 On motion duly seconded the Board accepted the generous offer of Messrs. Judice and Begnaud to load the parish $278.05 without interest for building purposes. These two public spirited gentlemen have loaned the public school fund two thousand dollars without interest and without limit as to time of payment.

 The Building Committee was instructed to proceed with the construction of a schoolhouse at Duson.

 Messrs. Roy, Bernard and Comeaux were appointed a committee to investigate and report on the advisability of building a schoolhouse at the Sellers site.

 The Board then adjourned to Thursday, Nov. 10, at ten o'clock.
                N. P. MOSS, President.
L. J. ALLEMAN, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1904.

School Board.

Lafayette, La., Nov. 10, 1904. - At an adjourned meeting held on above date Messrs. 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 a 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 by Mr. Judice to ... (unreadable words) ... dollars without interest.

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

 After having heart two committees from the Sellers school or the location of the proposed new building and after having carefully considered the matter of 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 house to the new site and to change the name of the Sellers school to the Simon school. On motion duly seconded the Building Committee was authorized to take necessary steps to build the new school house at once. A committee of citizens, Messrs. Boniface Bodoin, Alein Comeaux and Laodis Broussard, agreed to remove the old building to the 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 Hurchinson 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 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 to 30; and for an expression 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 or 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 of parish Superintendent and secretary of the Board have increased to such an extent within the past two years as to make the necessary for that office to employ 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 poll 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.

 The following accounts were approved:

 Part 1.

Part 2.

 Respectfully submitted,
                              J. E. MARTIN, Treas.
Lafayette, La., Oct. 6, 1904.
      There being no further business the Board adjourned.
N. P. MOSS, President.
L. J. ALLEMAN, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/22/1904.


 Bond Issue Defeated.

 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 to help - only they objected to the plan - only they objected to the plan proposed. The plan has been disposed of, which leaves them to offer a better one. The supporters of the bond issue were not wedded to any on 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 should 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 11/23/1904.

Police Jury Proceedings.

         Lafayette, La., Nov. 1, 1904.
 Police Jury met this day in special session under the call of President Billeaud. Present: Messrs. M. Billeaud, Jr., L. G. Breaux, J. E. Mouton, Theall, Connolly, Begnaud, Spell and Boudreaux. Absent: Mr. P. R. Landry.

 President Billeaud explained that the object of the special session of the Jury was to receive and consider a proposition to be submitted by the School Board of this parish, through a committee of said Board, composed or Drs. Moss, Mayer and Stephens and Mr. Alcide Judice.

 The said committee then appeared before the Jury and submitted and explained the proposition in question, which was, that Dr. W. C. Stubbs, the official representative of the State at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, had offered through Dr. Mayer, to donate the "Cabildo structure" at the St. Louis exposition to the School Board of this parish, provided by the Board would have the same torn down and removed at the expense of the parish. The committee stated that means were at hand for the expenses of tearing down the building at St. Louis, and reconstructing same after its removal here, and that they desired the Police Jury to appropriate the sum of $1,500 to pay the freight charges for transportation of the materials from St. Louis to this place.

 After considering the matter the Police Jury expressed their appreciation of the generous offer mady by Dr. Stubbs on the part of the State, but declined to make the desired appropriation for the reason that the parish funds would not justify the expenditure.

 On motion duly seconded and carried the claims of Sheriff Badon of St. Martin parish, for services rendered this parish, during the administration of ex-Sheriff Broussard, was ordered paid through Sheriff Lacoste.

 The Jury then took a recess until 2 p. m.

 On re-assembling at 2 p. m., the Jury proceeded to business.

 Mr. Begnaud announced to the Jury that he had removed Basil Sonnier, the road overseer of his ward. His action was approved.

 The Jury then proceeded to appoint wardens in the several wards for the protection of game and fish under provisions of Act No. 126 of 1904, and the following was appointed.

 1st ward ... Charles Reggio
 2d ward ... Alex Duhon
 3d ward ... John Constantin
4th ward ... Boniface Bodoin
5th ward ... Olphe Girouard
6th ward ... Claude Latiolais
7th ward ... 
8th ward ... Guillotte

 On motion duly carried the Jury adjourned.
D. A. COCHRANE, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1904.

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 11/23/1904.

 Work on the Gordon Hotel and the Jefferson Theatre is progressing nicely and it is hoped to have the hotel completed by Christmas and the theatre by Jan. 1.

 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.

 The School Board at its last meeting increased Supt. Alleman's salary from $1,200 to $1,600 a year, which, we believe, was right and proper. Mr. Alleman has been a faithful, painstaking and efficient officer and the increase granted him is deserved.

 Miss Edith Evans, who has been visiting Mrs. Baxter Clegg, returned to her home in Corpus Christi, Tex., yesterday.

 Mrs. J. C. Nickerson and little daughter, Lucille, left yesterday for Houston to visit her sister, Mrs. C. K. Darling.

 Mrs. B. N. Coronna and daughter, Rosalie, visited friends in New Iberia Sunday.

 Mr. and Mrs. E. T. McBride and Miss Louise Sontag left Saturday for a few days stay in Houston, where Mr. McBride was called on business.

 Cranberries and canned pumpkin for pies at Prudhomme & McFaddin's.

 Mr. and Mrs. Geo. DeClouet visited relatives in Patterson during the week.

 Mr. and Mrs. E. T. McBride and Miss Louise Sontag left Saturday for a few days stay in Houston, where McBride was called on business.

 Manager Phillips, of the Lafayette Sugar Refining Co., Ltd., was a visitor to New Iberia Saturday.

 Cameron McNally, of Canada, is the guest of his cousin, J. C. Nickerson.

 Mr. Dave Schwartz has returned home, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Baurer, after a pleasant stay in Alexandria.

 Misses Estelle and Aimee Mouton, Hattye Shannon and Ruby Scranton, Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Martin and Mr. W. S. Middlemas went to Crowley Thursday night to witness Twelfth Night.

 George Gross, an expert mattress maker from Pennsylvania, arrived Sunday to take a position with the Lafayette Mattress Factory.

 Now that the school bond amendment has been beaten, what are the patriots who beat it going to do about the school question? Are we still to maintain our unenviable position at the head of the list of illiterates? - Crowley Signal.

 The house formerly occupied by the Lafayette Pop Factory on Lincoln Avenue has been moved to Johnston Street.

 As per the custom of the Moss Pharmacy, their store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day from 12 o'clock noon to 5 p. m.

 Cameron McNally, of Canada, is the guest of his cousin, J. C. Nickerson.

 S. A. Pipes, staff correspondent of the Picayune paid this office a welcome call Friday.

 Mrs. G. Theriot is having a residence built on Johnston street. Work began Monday. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1904.

 From the Lafayette Gazette of November 23rd, 1901:


 The system of waterworks has cost the town less than $30,000.

 Does any one doubt that on the 14th instant the waterworks saved from $50,000 to $200,000 worth of property?

 Surely no one will dispute this fact.

 Without the waterworks the fire department would have been helpless. It could not have done any effective work. Without an abundance of water possibly a third or half of the town would have been reduced to ashes. Hence, it is true that on the morning of the 14th instant the plant more than paid for itself.

 Those who are opposed to municipal governments ought to think about this. It is a plain business proposition.

 Has the fire not been extinguished before being allowed to spread to Nicholson's store on Veazey's stable, it is impossible to tell how many people would have been rendered homeless, and some of them completely ruined. Nothing short of a calamity was averted.

 While those who live within the reach of the water-plugs are congratulating themselves upon their good fortune, they should give a moment;s thought to their less fortunate fellow-citizens who are too far from the water-mains to be protected in the event of a fire. These people have to pay taxes, yet they are deprived of one of the greatest benefits derived from the municipal government. They have been the sufferers from one of the unavoidable inequalities of the system. The town administration has done its best to place both water and light within the reach of as many people as prevailing conditions would permit, and it is no exaggeration to say that they have done well. The experiment here has proven more successful than at New Iberia, Crowley and other towns and the municipal administration deserves full measure of praise for it.

 An opportunity will be presented to the tax-payers of the town to extend the water and light plant so as to place it within the reach of those who have been paying for their share for the plant, but who have been denied the enjoyment of the privileges resulting from it. Only a brutal egotism will cause those who already enjoy the privileges to oppose their extension to others, and surely no one who is not receiving the benefits of the plant will be found among the opposition. It should require very little argument to prove to the latter that it is to his interest to vote and work for an addition to the plant.

 Under the circumstances it is not possible that any tax-payer will oppose the proposition to bring about a more equal and just distribution of the benefits accruing from the plant.
Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1901.  

Lafayette Gets a Big Show.

 The people from the surrounding towns and the country people will be in Lafayette to witness the Gentry Brothers' worlds greatest exhibition, the largest and best show of its kind in the world, traveling far ahead of any three ring circus. The richest and best shows in the world. Strictly a refined and moral exhibition. No side shows or fake games with this high-class entertainment.

 Farmers, be on the streets at 11 o'clock in the morning and see the neatest parade ever given in Lafayette. Bring your families and give them a treat of a lifetime. You can take your whole family for a little money. Two exhibitions daily, rain or shine, under our perfectly waterproof tent. Cheap rates on all railroads. Remember the date, Thursday Nov. 28.

Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1901.

A Splendid Show.

 The Miller Brothers' Comedians, a high class vaudeville company coming direct from the best eastern theatres, will give one performance at Falk's opera-house, Sunday evening November 24th. Among the people are "Young Shore Acres" and Master St. Claire, two juvenile performers who have letters from President Roosevelt. The performance consists of short comedies and specialties. Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1901.

Connecting Water Mains.

 C. F. Melchert has been quite busy this week connecting the water mains with the pipes of the Southern Pacific, that company having contracted with the Council for its water supply. Laf. Gazette 11/23/1901.

Meeting Held to Elect an Assistant Chief.

         Lafayette, La., Nov. 18, 1901.
  A special meeting of the Lafayette Fire Department was held to-day for the purpose of appointing an assistant chief.

 It was moved and seconded that a committee of five be appointed to draft resolutions expressing the sense of the Department on the death of Assistant Chief on the death of Assistant Chief B. Falk. The motion was carried unanimously by a rising vote, and the following committee was appointed; Wm. Campbell, chairman; Dr. G. A. Martin, Geo. A. DeBlanc, Orther C. Mouton, F. V. Mouton.

 Your committee to draft resolutions on the death of our assistant chief, Benjamin Falk, submit the following:

 Whereas, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has removed from our ranks Brother Benjamin Falk, therefore.

 Be it resolved by the Lafayette Fire Department, That by his death the Department loses one of its most zealous and active members, the community one of its good and true citizens, his family a devoted and loving husband and father.

 Resolved further, That these resolutions be spread upon the minutes and a copy forwarded to the family of the deceased.

 Resolved further, That The Lafayette Gazette and Advertiser be requested to publish these resolutions.

 The following communication was read by her secretary:

         Lafayette, La., Nov. 18, 1901.
  To the Lafayette Fire Department:
    Brother Firemen - Believing that I can best, by deed, express the sincere gratitude I have for those of the Department who by deed illustrated their unselfish devotion to duty, risking life and limb in their efforts to save my property from destruction by fire, on Thursday last, I therefore take advantage of this occasion to present to you a rubber-tired buggy, now at my place of business.

 I, too, am ever ready for duty.

 It was moved and seconded that the vehicle be accepted. Motion carried.

 It was moved and seconded that the vehicle be raffled to the public of one dollar a chance, and a prize given to the young lady selling the greatest number of tickets. Motion carried.

 The following committee on raffle was appointed:  Company No. 1. - Wm. Campbell, F. E. Girard. Paul Castel. Home Company. - Dr. G. A. Martin, Chas. O. Mouton, Gus. Schmulen. Hook & Ladder. - A. E. Mouton, Geo. A. DeBlanc, T. A. McFaddin.

 The election of assistant chief resulted in the nomination of Arthur J. LeBlanc.
C. DEBAILLON, President.
E. V. MOUTON, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1901.    

A Number of Cases Tried - Several Convictions.

 The district court has been quite busy during the week in the trial of criminal cases. As nearly every accused was represented by counsel it was impossible to try all the cases which had been fixed for this week.

 L. F. Ingouf, Emmanuel Pellerin and Philbert Crouchet, who had pleaded guilty to the charge of violating the Sunday law, were sentenced to pay each $200 and the costs of prosecution.

 Joseph Ancelet was arraigned on a charge of having used obscene language on the public highways. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to pay $50 and costs or to serve 30 days in jail, subject to road duty. The fine was paid.

 Mrs. Elizabeth Clark, charged with shooting with intent to kill, through her attorney, Judge O. C. Mouton, withdrew the plea of not guilty and pleaded guilty under Section 793. She was fined $10 and costs, or sentenced to an imprisonment of 60 days. She paid the fine.

 Charley Thompson pleaded guilty to petit larceny.

 Wm. Lindon, the young negro charged with a crime against nature, was tried by a jury and acquitted. He was represented by Col. Gus. A. Breaux.

 Camile Frank, charged with stealing some groceries, was tried by a jury and convicted.

 Rosemond Olivier, the young man who had been indicted for stealing a watch, was tried before a jury. After all the evidence had been heard, District Attorney Campbell stated to the court that the facts elicited did not justify a conviction and asked for the jury to return a verdict of acquittal, was done. The defendant was represented by Judge O. C. Mouton.

 Numa Domingue, a farmer and a man of family, was tried before a jury on a charge of stealing a watch and convicted. Domingue was represented by Judge O. C. Mouton.

 Thursday morning the case of Eloi LeBlanc was taken up. LeBlanc was charged with an assault with intent to rape. The case was very closely contested from beginning to end. At 10 o'clock Thursday night the jury having failed to reach an agreement was kept together until the next morning. LeBlanc was represented by Judge O. C. and Jerome Mouton.

 At the time of going to press the jury had not agreed and was still locked up.

 Friday morning Eli Foreman pleaded guilty to the charge of shooting with intent to kill. He was sentenced to six months in the parish jail.

 Monroe Joseph, pleaded guilty to larceny. Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1901.

Two Thousand Acres to be Leased on December 21.

 The committee appointed by the School Board to lease the school lands last Saturday decided to postpone the matter on account of an irregularity in the advertisement. Acting upon the advice of an attorney the committee concluded to re-advertise the lands so as to give lessees and undisputed title. As will be seen by reading the advertisement in another column the lands will be offered for lease on Dec. 21, 1901.

 The public schools own about 2,000 acres of land most of which is very fertile and capable of producing very remunerative crops. During the last and preceding years the 2,000 acres brought to the schools annual revenues of about $600. This year there is good reason to believe that the revenues from that source will reach $2,500.

 This handsome increase will be the result of the intelligent and business-like methods of the committee. The matter has been thoroughly advertised and every effort has been made to acquaint prospective bidders with the value of the lands.

 Under proper management the school lands can be made to yield annually quite a large amount and we are pleased to see the commendable interest that the Board has shown in the matter. Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1901.

Meeting of the School Board.

President Olivier has called a special meeting of the Board of School Directors for Monday, November 25, at 10 a. m. As important matters are to be discussed at this meeting the president has urged upon each member the necessity of being present and we have no doubt that all the members will respond. Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1901.

Hot Times in Crowley for Sabbath Law Breakers.
[From the Rayne Tribune.]

 It is to be deplored that there are merchants within the jurisdiction of our District Court that are sufficiently "dense" to mistake the temper of the steel that is the nature of His Honor, Judge Debaillon. In him the majesty of the law has a Damascus blade, double-edged, that spares nothing in its reach. Last Monday two saloon keepers of Church Point, Rudolph David and Theodore Daigle, were fined $200 each and costs for infraction of the Sunday law.

 We call the attention of our Rayne saloonists and those of other localities where the Tribune circulates, to comport themselves in strict accordance with this statute, otherwise their resources will be heavily drawn upon by a fiat of our District Court that will sap their energies, commercially, to a standstill.

 We feel for Messrs. Daigle and David and advise them to keep out of Debaillon's clutches in the future.
From the Rayne Tribune and in the Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1901.

Falk's Opera House.

 "At Valley Forge," which will be the attraction at Falk's Opera House Thursday, Dec. 5, possesses a stirring heart story told in a logical and impressive manner. The scenes are laid in and around Old Valley Forge and historic Trenton, at the close of the great Revolutionary War. Briefly the story concerns a dashing captain of General Washington's Army and the pretty daughter of a Tory Colonel, and in the development of the plot the fortunes of the heroine and the here are closely followed to the end, which comes with the fall of Yorktown and the ending of the War of Revolution. The climaxes are particularly well devised following each other in a logical sequence. The production is spoken of as being unusual in its elegance and correctness. Mr. Wm. L. Roberts and Miss Olive Martin will be seen in the feature roles and their support is said to include many well-known names. Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1901.

To the Anse la Butte Oil and Mineral Company - Petroleum, Natural Gas and Salt Found in Paying Quantities.

 Through the courtesy of Mr. Robert Martin, of St. Martinville, The Gazette has been placed in possession of a copy of the report of Mr. C. F. Z Caracristi on the holdings of the Anse la Butt Oil and Mineral Company. The report is very neatly printed and is no doubt valuable from a scientific standpoint. It is unquestionably the ablest and most comprehensive report on the Anse la Butte section. It is the clear, unbiased opinion of an expert of the mineral wealth of Anse la Butte and the adjacent country. Mr. Caracristi states that the recent investigations proved the existence of petroleum, natural gas and rock salt in paying quantities. It is to be hoped that this most encouraging report will be followed by the development of the field.

 Mr. Caracristi concludes his report as follows:

 First - I find on your properties a deposit of rock salt, covering a workable area of at least five acres, with a thickness of, approximately, 300 feet, the value of which deposit I place, in its undeveloped state, at one hundred thousand dollars.

 Second - I find on your properties, as more fully set forth in the foregoing report, the existence of natural gas and petroleum, associated with the usual sad and existing under the most favorable geological conditions.

 Third - I find that the geographical location of the Anse la Butte properties is such as to give cheap transportation, either by rail or water route, to the interior and to North and South Atlantic ports.

 Fourth - That for the salt produced on your properties there exists a large and growing demand in the United States, the West Indies and South America. The Latin American markets are especially important, in view of the fact that all of the high-grade salt is imported from England.

 Fifth - That the chloride of sodium (salt) found on your property is admirably suited to the manufacture of sodium carbonate (washing soda) and sodium bicarbonate (cooking soda).

 Sixth - That the natural gas found on your properties is of superior quality, and when developed in large quantities is far more valuable than petroleum, owing to the fact that it does not require refining or haulage, etc., and may be sold locally for cash with but small expenditure of money for piping. It must also be remembered that natural gas is used in the development of home industries, while petroleum is sold for shipment and does not aid local developments.

 Seventh - While drilling for the natural gas for fuel to be used in the evaporation of the salt brine, the operation of pumps and machinery, petroleum will be encountered in quantities to make it a merchantable commodity; and, owing to the low gravity of the product, it will justify distillation into kerosene, headlight oil, lubricating oils and asktaki (residuum).

 Eighth - That, considering separately and collectively the mineral elements and their compounds as found on your properties, as more fully described and set forth in the foregoing report, and comparing their economic value with other similar enterprises throughout the United States, I can recommend your project and its possibilities to conservative investors; provided, the capitalization of all your properties, after development, does not exceed $500,000. Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1901.

Death of Bass Chargois.

 Many people in Lafayette were pained to learn of the death of Bass Chargois, which occurred in New Orleans on Nov. 15. The young man was born and reared here. About a year ago he left with his parents for New Orleans and since that time had been a resident of that city. He had secured employment in the Schwartz foundry and was a very industrious youth. He had many friends in Lafayette who sympathize with the bereaved family. He was 23 years of age. Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1901. 

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 11/23/1901.

 A new building is going up between J. E. Trahan's residence and Couret & Patin's store. It will be occupied by Charles Jeanmard.

 Eugene Olivier, representing the Hart Well Company, was in Lafayette this week.

 The pupils of the High School will give a short Thanksgiving program on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 27, from 1:30 to 2:30. The patrons and friends of the school are invited to be present.

 Dr. and Mrs. Thos. B. Hopkins returned home on Sunday from Greenville, Texas, where they were visiting their daughters, Mr. B. J. Williams and Mrs. R. M. Delaney.

 Dr. Thos. B. Hopkins has bee quite sick during the week, but we are informed that he has improved considerably during the past twenty-four hours.

 Mrs. Otto has completed her new store building with a nice cottage adjoining same, situated on Lincoln avenue. This affords a good opening for a live business man. For further information apply to J. C. Nickerson, real estate man.

 Rev. J. Y. Allison, of Lake Charles, will preach t the Presbyterian church to-night at 7:30 o'clock and to-morrow (Sunday) morning at 11 a. m. Dr. Allison is one of the most eloquent divines in the Louisiana Presbytery and those who attend may expect a treat. 

 This is a great season for the shows, if we are to judge from the large number that have visited Lafayette during the past two weeks. Every one has done a good business.

 Judging by the large number of children seen on their way to school every morning education is certainly on a boom in Lafayette.

 Remember that the Lafayette Brass Band will give the swellest ball of the season at Falk's hall on Wednesday night, Nov. 27.

 We learn that Mrs. A. T. Caillouet is very ill at her home in this town.
Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1901.



 From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 23rd, 1901:


 The fire last week demonstrated two things. First, that Lafayette has a fire department equal to any. Their splendid work in saving the Nicholson building could not be excelled even by the paid fire department of New Orleans; and second, that the fire department has not sufficient hose. There should be enough hose to equip four companies, and the reels placed in four different sections of the town, so that a fire could be reached with the very least delay. It has been suggested also that a number of neighbors should club in the and provide for their own protection a sufficient length of hose, provided the city failed to buy more hose. This is certainly a good idea and could be carried out with little expense to each.

 The promptitude and efficiency of the fire department at the Veazey fire has proven so conclusively the thorough protection of the town against fire, that it behooves the Business Men's League to lay the facts before the insurance companies, and make an effort to have the present high rates lowered to correspond with those of other towns. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1901.

Nicholson's Donation.

 The rubber tired buggy donated by Mr. W. V. Nicholson to the fire department in testimony of his appreciation of their services in saving his store will be raffled for the benefit of the department. The proceeds will be used for the purpose of purchasing more hose, equipment, etc.

 The raffle list will be given to those ladies who are willing to take them and sell the tickets, and a handsome prize will be given to the ladies who sell the the greatest number.

 This is a fine opportunity for the citizens of Lafayette to show their appreciation of the fire department, and at the same time assist them to procure more and better facilities for fighting fire. Those who are not members of the department, and have heretofore not contributed anything should liberally buy tickets. All should remember that in helping the "boys", they are helping themselves, and when the list is brought around do all you can.

 The date of the raffle will be announced as soon as possible. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1901.

Asst. Fire Chief Elected.

 At a meeting of the fire companies held at Falk's Opera House on Monday, Mr. Arthur LeBlanc was elected assistant chief. This is a compliment to Mr. LeBlanc, and shows that he is very popular among the "boys." Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1901.

"At Valley Forge."

 The story of the new Colonial drama "At Valley Forge", which comes to Lafayette, Dec. 5th, promises to furnish a notable example of dramatic construction in the nice balance of comedy and dramatic effects. It is a story on stage dealing with and on the subject of our so-styled Colonial period and is replete with many sensational surprises and a splendid heart interest, which, together with the comedy rounds out the whole and makes the play and the production one of unusual merit. The costuming is credited with being elaborate and the scenic environment stupendous and complete in detail. Messrs. Lester and Co., promise a cast of unusual excellence with Mr. Wm. L. Roberts and Miss Olive Martin as the features. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1901.

More on "At Valley Forge."

 According to report Wm. L. Roberts' Colonial play "At Valley Forge" which will be offered for the first time in this city at Falk's Opera House Dec. 5th has achieved the greatest success of any play yet written by this young author. Mr. Roberts' play is praised for its pure tone, beautiful sentiment and strong natural patriotism. It is drawn from a time when our country was in its infancy, and has to do with a dashing young captain of the Continental forces and the pretty daughter of a Colonel in the services of King George III. The piece possesses a wonderfully tender heart story and as it progresses there is shown the working of a most intricate plot. Messrs. Lester and Co. are reported as having mounted the piece in a most elaborate manner and the cast is entirely in keeping with the excellence of the production and the requirements of the piece itself. The feature parts are in the hands of Mr. Wm. L. and Miss Olive Martin who have made the greatest success of their career in the stellar roles of this play. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1901.    



 Thursday, Nov. 28th, is show day at Lafayette.

 We are to have the best tented exhibition that ever visited our city. Gentry Brother's Big Tented Animal Show comes with more trained elephants, ponies, monkeys, dogs and other animals were ever together before. A whole trainload. This the largest show of its kind in the world, and the most interesting exhibition ever witnessed under canvas. The prices for this section of the country have been reduced to suit the times. You can take your whole family for a little money and give them a treat never to be forgotten. Come to town early and see the grand free street parade, over one half mile long, given precisely at 11 o'clock. Free elephant and pony rides given to all children. Two exhibitions daily, rain or shine, under our perfectly waterproof tent. remember the date. Thursday Nov. 28th. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1901.

School Lands.

 In another column of the Advertiser may be seen the announcement of the Parish Treasurer, in which he offers for lease for a term of four years three section of school lands containing about 2,000 acres. The land was advertised for lease last week but on account of its not having been advertised according to the requirements of the law the committee appointed to attend to the matter acting on the advise of an attorney decided to re-advertise. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1901.

Lease of School Lands.

 On December 21, at 11 a. m., at front door of the Court House, Lafayette, La., the Board of Directors in conjunction with the Parish Treasurer, will offer for lease for a term of four years, the following school lands in whole sections:

 Sec. 16, T. 11, S. 5 E. near Royville
 Sec. 16, T. 10, S, 3 E., in second Ward
 Sec 16, T. 9 S. R. 3 E., 1 mile north of Duson.

 Ample security must be furnished by lessees not only for the payment of the lease but also against wanton damage done to the public lands.
J. E. MARTIN, Parish Treasurer.
Lafayette, La., Nov. 20, 1901.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1901. 

Women's Literary Club.

 The Women's Literary Club met with Mrs. Baxter Clegg on last Saturday evening, and carried out a very interesting program. Three new members were added to the club at the meeting, and now the club has nearly reached the limit, with is 25. At the close of the exercises a dainty lunch was served by the hostess. The club will meet with Mrs. C. K. Darling Nov. 30. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1901.


 Mr. Sosthene Martin and Miss Carmen Mouton were married at the Catholic church on Thursday evening at 4 o'clock, Father Baulard officiating . Miss Mouton is the charming daughter of Mr. Edmond Mouton and Mr. Martin is a young business man of Lafayette. To both The Advertiser offers best wishes for a long life full of success and happiness. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1901.

 Thanksgiving Service at the Methodist Church.

 Nov. 28, 1901, at 11 a. m.

 Song - Nearer My God to Thee.

 President Roosevelt's Proclamation read by Judge Conrad Debaillon.
 Scripture Lessons.
 Governor Heard, Proclamation read by Judge Parkerson.
 Thanksgiving address by Jno. L. Kennedy, Esq.
 Solo Mrs. Crow Girard.
 Song - Lead Kindly Light
 Thank offering for Supernnuated Preachers, their wives, widows or orphans.
 Dox and Benediction.

Will Preach.

 Rev. J. Y. Allison, the eminent Presbyterian Church to-night at 7:30 and again to-morrow at 11 a. m. All are invited to attend. Dr. Allison is well known for his earnest and eloquent presentation of gospel truth and those who attend will enjoy the service. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1901. 

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 11/23/1901.

 Dr. and Mrs. Thos. B. Hopkins after a short visit to their daughters in Greenville, Texas, returned home Sunday.

 Mr. Sidney Veazey has decided to replace his stable which was burned, and will begin work at once. The lumber has already been ordered.

 Miss Louisa Tolson returned Monday from Texas where she visited friends.

 Prof. Robt. F. Broussard has resigned his position as principal of the Pilette school, and has accepted employment with the Waters Pierce Oil Co.

 Don't miss the Ball on the 27th, at Falk's Opera House given under the auspices of the newly organized brass band.

 A short Thanksgiving program will be given at the High School on Wednesday Nov. 28, at 1:30 p. m. The patrons and friends of the school are invited to be present.

 At a general meeting of the fire companies held at Falk's Opera House on Monday. Mr. Arthur LeBlanc was elected assistant chief. This is a compliment to Mr. LeBlanc, and shows that he is very popular among the "boys."

 Mr. Felix Mouton presented us with a handsome calendar from the Equitable Life Insurance Co., for which company Parkerson and Mouton are agents.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1901.

 From the Lafayette Gazette of November 23rd, 1895:


 Four members of the Democratic Parish Executive Committee, Messrs. D. A. Cochrane, Adrien Labbe, Faustin Vincent and Numa Martin have bolted that organization. Mr. Vincent was at the meeting by proxy to Mr. D. A. Cochrane and Mr. Martin by proxy to Mr. W. B. Torian and it is in reality Messrs. Torian and Cochrane who bolted and not those whom they held proxies.

 We were at the meeting and listened to the ridiculous arguments of the bolters and we believe that a bolt was premeditated. It was plainly evident from the outset that their program was to withdraw from the meeting, knowing that being in the minority they could not run things with a high hand. They went there to rule or ruin; they could not rule and they bolted. Good Democrats don't go back on their party for so trivial a reason as the one offered by the bolters in justification of their action. They have the magnificent nerve to tell us that they bolted because the majority thought proper and was determined to hold one white Democratic primary to select delegates to the State and judicial conventions and to nominate candidates for parish ad ward officers, and they have the refreshing gall to coolly inform us that such a course is undemocratic and unfair and a sufficient cause for bolt. If Democrats are to bolt simply because of a difference of opinion we would like to know what will become of the Democratic party. If a mere matter of opinion as to holding one or two primaries for the selection of candidates and delegates is a cause for disruption of the party, party organization is impossible.

 Just because the majority of the members of the committee did not agree with them on the question of holding one or two primaries the four bolting members did not hesitate to withdraw from the meeting. They have gone square back on the party for which they profess undying love and in whose principle they affirm abiding faith. They have shown by their action that they don't care a snap for the Democratic party and are willing to split it in twain if they cannot run it to suit their peculiar views. They have established beyond the shadow of a doubt the fact that with them party unity are only catch-words to capture the unwary. They have served notice on the Democracy of Lafayette that if they can not rule it it is their intention to ruin it regardless of the dire consequences that will follow its disruption. Probably they felt their weakness among the Democratic voters and they bolted knowing full well that they have not the ghost of a show within the Democratic ranks and their only chance lies in the disunion of the party for the accomplishment of which they have made their first outward move. They may prate about their Democracy until the doom's day but it will be a long time before they can satisfactorily explain their action in this matter. When a man loves a party he does not help to destroy it, and when a man believes in principles he does not assist in their annihilation.

 It is safe to say, however, that the Democrats of Lafayette will readily understand the motives which have actuated these gentlemen in bolting the regular party organization and we are very much mistaken if they are not severely reprimanded in a way that they will feel keenly. In the mean time let them go on with their little sideshow. The people can not be hoodwinked by men who bolt a meeting because they are in a minority. It may be more congenial to them to have a committee of their own where they can meet, and unhindered by molestation of a majority, they can read long disquisitions on political bosses and the ungratefulness of Republics in general and Lafayette parish in particular. Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1895.


 The Gazette has so far refrained from saying anything about the bad condition of the cemetery. It should be sufficient only to call attention to this deplorable fact without commenting upon it. The following it taken from the local columns of an excellent contemporary, the Iberville South, and what is true of the graveyard in Plaquemines is equally true of the resting place of the dead in Lafayette. The Gazette has no plan to offer, but it will simply suggest that those whose duty it is to attend to this matter should take the lead and make an earnest effort to keep clean the sacred home of our dead. The South says:

 ".. If any place should be sacred above another and kept neat and clean, the tombs repaired when in a state of decay, that place should be the place of the dead. The expense need be but little on families if all will take an interest in the much needed work.

 ".. To keep the place as it should be kept, free from wees and briars, walks free from grass, is a work that usually comes spontaneously. It is an outflow of a common humanity, not to mention that tender love which is so dear to memory. You hang the pictures of your dead on the walls of the best rooms of your homes, while the place where you left their bodies presents and unsightly appearance. This is not mockery of the dead; it is merely carelessness. When you read this ask yourself, what have I done to make the graveyard what it should be? Then do at once what you have neglected to do or don't fail to give money to pay for a general repair of the city of the dead. Sufficient has been said. Let not the words on memorial stones be longer a travesty on sorrow, "sacred to the memory."
From the Iberville South and in the Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1895. 


 Gazette Won't Condemn.

 Papers throughout the country are very bitterly arraigning the people of Tyler who participated in the recent burning of the negro ravisher. While The Gazette is not yet ready to sanction this means of inflicting, it is loath to condemn it. The white victim is the negro ravisher is entitled to all our sympathy and is indeed an object of pity, while the ravisher can not be made to suffer too much, that others may be warned in time. Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1895.

A Handsome Bar.

 Mr. Jno. O. Mouton has no doubt one of the handsomest bars in the State as well as one of the most courteous and affable bar-keepers in the country. It is needless to say anything about the quality of the goods, as that would be superfluous in the extreme. Suffice to say that if you want to see a pretty bar, well and neatly kept, whether you want to drink or not, call on "Manuel" and you will be cordially received. Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1895.

Agricultural Society to Meet in Lafayette.

 The State Agricultural Society has selected Lafayette for its next place of meeting. This society is composed of leading and influential men from different sections of the State, and Lafayette will, no doubt, be greatly benefited by the assemblage. The committee appointed to look after the welfare of the society will have plenty of time to prepare for their entertainment, as the meeting does not take place until January next. From the Crowley Creole-American and in the Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1895.

Thanksgiving at Milton.

 To the Lafayette Gazette:

 Please tell the people to come to the Thanksgiving exercises at Theall school house, Thursday evening, Nov. 28, promptly at 6 o'clock, or before. "Ike" and "Willie," "Judge" and "Juba," all the candidates and others, will be invited to speak on subjects appropriate for the occasion, and those who can't speak may sing.

 Cake, coffee and gumbo will be served at moderate rates. Proceeds for improvement of the school house. Bring your families, your sweethearts, and your friends. Come all. Let's have a good time, be patriotic, be thankful.
Milton, La., Nov. 19, 1895.
Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1895.

The Democratic Executive Committee Meet - Four Members Bolt.

              Thursday, Nov. 21, 1895.
  Pursuant to call the Democratic Parish Executive Committee met at the court house at Lafayette this date. Mr. J. O. Broussard, as temporary chairman, called the meeting to order and stated that the committee should proceed to organize permanently respectively.

 On motion of Dr. M. L. Lyons, duly seconded, J. O. Broussard and D. A. Cochrane were made permanent chairman and secretary.

 The roll was then called. Present: J. O. Broussard, D. A. Cochrane, H. Theall, A. Labbe, Dr. M. L. Lyons, Homer Durio, A. C. Guilbeau, W. B. Torian by proxy for Numa Martin, and F. Vincent by proxy for D. A. Cochrane.

 A. C. Guilbeau then offered a set of resolutions, to which D. A. Cochrane offered another set as a substitute; upon which a discussion arose in which Messrs. D. A. Cochrane, W. B. Torian, Dr. M. L. Lyons and A. C. Guilbeau participated. After the reading of a document by Mr. W. B. Torian, wherein he urged why the substitute introduced by Mr. D. A. Cochrane should prevail, which substitute he anticipated would be offered, the discussion ceased.

 It was then moved by Mr. Harrison Theall that a vote be taken on the substitute, whereupon Mr. D. A. Cochrane asked for a recess, which was taken. After a few minutes of recess the committee came to order, whereupon Mr. D. A. Cochrane asked to withdraw the substitute offered by him and bolted the committee, followed by Mr. W. B. Torian and Mr. A. Labbe. Mr. A. C. Guilbeau was then elected secretary of the committee instead of Mr. D. A. Cochrane, bolting secretary.

 The motion then recurred on the adoption of the original set of resolutions introduced by Mr. A. C. Guilbeau, which being duly seconded, the roll was called and the vote stood as follows:  Homer Durio, yea; A. C. Guilbeau, yea; J. O. Broussard, yea; Martin Begnaud by proxy to Harrison Theall, yea. Total, yeas 6; nays, none. A majority of the committee having voted for the resolutions they were declared carried.

 On motion of Dr. M. L. Lyons four lines of Sec. 5 were stricken out, and as amended the resolutions were adopted. The resolutions offered by Mr. Guilbeau are as follows:

 Be it Resolved by the Democratic Executive Committee of the Parish of Lafayette:  That a white Democratic primary be held on the 14th day of December, 1895, for the selection first, of eight delegates at large in said parish to represent this parish in the Democratic State Convention, to be held at Shreveport on the 18th day of December, 1895, said delegates present to cast the vote as a unit, and the delegates present to cast the vote of the parish.

 2.  That at said primary the candidates for Judge of this district and District Attorney be voted for directly, the candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast, to have the right of selecting eight delegates to represent this parish in the Judicial Convention to be held at the court house in this town on Saturday, 1895, and the delegates present to cast the vote of the parish. Upon the designation of said delegates by the candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast, it shall be the duty of the chairman of this committee with the other members of the canvassing committee hereinafter to be named, or a majority of them, which shall be the credentials of said delegates. Should the said chairman and members of said canvassing committee, or a majority of them, refuse, fail or neglect to give the approval, the result of the primary as declared by the canvassing committee, or majority of them, shall be the credentials of said delegates.

 3. That at said primary, candidates for the House of Representatives, Sheriff, Clerk of the District Court, Coroner, Police Jurors, Justices of the Peaces and Ward Constables shall be voted for directly, the parish officers receiving the highest number of votes in their respective wards, shall be the regular nominees of the Democratic party.

 4. That at said primary one member shall be elected in each precinct to constitute the Democratic Executive Committee of this parish to the State Central Executive Committee.

 5.  That at said election all white Democrats entitled to vote at the general election will be permitted to vote at said primary.

 6.  That three commissioners, hereafter to be named, shall be appointed at each polling place now established by law, who shall open the polls at 8 a. m. on the day fixed for the election, and shall hold the same open until 5 p. m. When the polls are closed the commissioners shall proceed to count the votes cast publicly, and in the presence of all voters who may desire to witness the same, and shall make returns thereof to the chairman of this committee at the court house, in Lafayette, within twenty-four hours after the closing of the polls.

 7.  The chairman of this committee with the assistance of Numa Martin and Dr. M. L. Lyons, shall meet at the court house, in the town of Lafayette, on Monday, Dec. 16, 1895, at the hour of 11 o'clock a. m., and shall proceed immediately to canvass the votes so returned by the commissioners, and said chairman, with said members of the canvassing committee, or a majority of them, shall issue credentials to the delegates who shall have received the highest number of votes to the State Convention and to the judicial delegates in the manner aforesaid, and the said canvassing committee shall proclaim the result of said primary election, and those who shall have received the highest number of votes cast for parish and ward officers shall be the regular nominee of the Democratic party.

 Resolved, further, that three commissioners be appointed to each polling place, and that in the absence of one or more of the commissioners the one or those present will fill the vacancies with good Democrats.

 The 5th section, amended as above stated, provided that all white voters who have heretofore withdrawn from the Democratic party who desire to return to the same, and who shall pledge themselves to support the nominees of the Democratic party, shall be permitted to vote.

 Mr. Harrison Theall moved the adoption of the following resolution: "Whereas, Mr. W. B. Torian, proxy of Numa Martin, having bolted this committee, resolved, that Martin Begnaud be appointed a member of the canvassing committee in the place of said Numa Martin."

 On motion of Dr. M. L. Lyons it was resolved that the member of the canvassing committee present in case of the absence of the others, should issue the credentials of the delegates and proclaim the result of primaries.


Ward 6, poll 1 - At H. Simoneaux's; C. C. Brown, Fernand Broussard and H. Simoneaux.
Ward 2, Poll 3, - At Ford Hoffpauir's; Jules Servat, Jasper Spell and Frank Foreman.
Ward 8, Poll 4 - At school house; John Whittington, Jr., Alcide Trahan and Hervilien Blanchard.
Ward 6, Poll 5 - At Guilbeau's hall; G. A. Guilbeau, Saul Broussard and Victor Couvillon.
Ward 3, Poll 6 - At court-house; J. E. Martin, R. C. Greig and Sam Plonsky.
Ward 5, Poll 7 - At H. Theall's warehouse; E. Pellerin, Felicien Trahan and G. E. LeBlanc.
Ward 7, Poll 8 - At Isle Pilette school house; Eloi Bonin, J. Aymar Labbe and J. S. Broussard.
Ward 5, Poll 9 - At Farmer's Alliance Hall; Lucien St. Julien, Louis Olivier and Andre Billaud.
Ward 3, Poll 10 - At Mouton's Switch; Paul DeClouet, Sidney Martin and J. E. Mouton.

 The committee then adjourned.
J. O. BROUSSARD, Chairman Dem. Ex. Com.
A. C. GUILBEAU, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1895.

Agricultural Convention.

        Lafayette, La., Nov. 16, 1895.
  The committee appointed by the Police Jury and City Council to perfect arrangements for the approaching convention of the State Agricultural Society at Lafayette, met this day at the court house and organized by electing Benj. Avant chairman and R. C. Greig secretary.

 By motion it was resolved that the convention be held in the court house.

  Committee on Program - Dr. T. B. Hopkins, Dr. J. D. Trahan, W. B. Bailey, Wm. Clegg and B. Falk.
  Committee on Finance - Wm. Clegg and I. A. Broussard.
  Committee on Reception - Alex Delhomme, Jasper Spell, O. C. Mouton, Dr. F. S. Mudd, Dr. N. P. Moss, P. B. Roy, Adolphe Girouard, V. E. Dupuis, J. A. Labbe and S. J. Montgomery.
  Committee on Arrangements - John Hahn and J. O. Mouton.
Committee on Decoration - Messrs. F. Demanade, Frank Gardner, E. E. Mouton, Leon Plonsky, J. O. Mouton, T. Hebert, Jr., J. J. Revillon and T. B. Hopkins.

 The above committees are earnestly requested to meet promptly and take such action as they deem advisable and report to this committee Dec. 14th prox.

 The co-operation of all our good people is sincerely desired to make the convention pleasant and profitable. The date of the convention has been fixed for Jan. 22, 23, and 25, and delegates are expected from the various parishes of the State.

 The committee then adjourned to Dec. 14th prox.
BENJ. AVANT, Chairman.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1895. 


School Board Proceedings.

         Lafayette, La., Nov. 18, 1895.
  Pursuant to call the Board of School Directors of the Parish of Lafayette met this day in special session with the following members present:  J. O. Broussard, president; Jasper Spell, J. E. Trahan, Dr. W. W. Lessley, A. C. Guilbeau and J. S. Whittington. Absent: P. A. Chiasson and D. Bernard.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and corrected, so as to read that the teachers are to report to this Board the amount collected by them from the patrons of their schools, and how said amount is expended.

 Sheriff I. A. Broussard appeared before the Board and presented his receipt, showing that he had paid the treasurer, Wm. Clegg, the amount of $277.72, due by him for fines, etc., as per report of committee.

 To the Hon. President and Members of the School Board of Lafayette Parish:

 The undersigned committee appointed by your Honorable Body and the Honorable Police Jury to confer for the purpose of determining what amounts as to commissions and costs should be deducted on sums collected upon bonds forfeited and fines, etc., and what the parish treasurer should be authorized to accept from the sheriff, and which the sheriff has heretofore offered to turn over, there being a disagreement between them as to the manner of settlement, beg leave to report:  That from the statement of the sheriff, and after a careful consideration of all matters connected with the duties of your committee, we find that the sheriff has in hand set apart to the credit of the school board the sum of $277.72, as per statement, after deducting amount allowed by law thereon, and we would advise that the treasurer be authorized to accept said amount in full and final settlement of all moneys due on fines, forfeited bonds, etc., for the public schools up to date, and to give said sheriff a receipt in full and quietus therefor, and that the said treasurer be and is hereby authorized hereafter to settle with the sheriff upon the basis presented in his said statement so as to avoid the necessity of appointing committees to determine manner of settlement hereafter to be made.
Police Jury Committee.
School Board Committee.

 On motion of Mr. Guilbeau, seconded by Dr. Lessley, the report of the committee was accepted, approved and the committee discharged, and that the president be and is hereby instructed to give Sheriff I. A. Broussard a quietus for fines, etc., due up to date.

 On motion of Mr. Spell, seconded by Mr. Whittington, is was ordered that the report of the committee be given to the treasurer for safe keeping.

 On motion of Mr. Trahan, seconded by Dr. Lessley, the following resolution was carried:

 Resolved, That the amount for fees of Wm. B. Bailey, clerk of court, amounting to the sum of $127.00, be and is hereby approved, and that the president of this body be and is hereby instructed to draw upon the treasurer for said amount in favor of said clerk, against the sum of $277.72, to be turned over to the treasurer as amounts of fines and bonds, etc., this day approved, and that the treasurer is hereby authorized to pay said draft from said fund - to be paid in full whenever the fine covers the whole cost, and the president is authorized to draw according to draw according herewith.

 Dr. Lessley made a motion that unless the monthly report of the High School showed a daily average attendance of forty-five pupils the services of the assistant be dispensed with. Mr. Spell offered an amendment to said motion making the daily average required, forty, which was carried.

 On motion of Mr. Whittington, seconded by Dr. Lessley, the president and secretary were appointed as a committee to examine the pupils to be transferred from Mr. Greig's school to the High School.

 On motion duly seconded, the directors of the 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 8th wards were authorized to purchase stoves and make such repairs as are absolutely necessary for their schools.

 The following account was approved:

 J. S. Whittington, repairs on school house, $10.75.
J. O. BROUSSARD, President.
H. E. TOLL, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 11/23/1895.

Selected News Notes (Gazette) 11/23/1895.

 Democrats who are sincerely in favor of Democracy and white-supremacy do not walk out of a Democratic meeting just because they are in a minority.

Don't fail to see Maud Atkinson at Falk's Opera House on the 29th instant.

 Thanksgiving day will be celebrated in Lafayette in fitting style.

 Mr. and Mrs. Numa Domengeaux, of Breaux Bridge, were in Lafayette this week.

 Miss Eloise Olivier, of Duchamp, was a guest at the home of Mrs. Eraste Mouton

 I desire to state with regret that I shall close my photograph gallery on December 1st. Anyone wishing work must come before that date I will be in Lafayette every Saturday until then. Please come early.
     J. C. HANDLEY,

 It is one thing to say that you are a Democrat and it is another things to act like a Democrat. Oh ! Consistency thou art indeed a rare jewel among the bolters.

 Miss Mamie Foucher, of New Orleans, arrived here with Miss Ada Moss last Monday, whose guest she will be.

 Mrs. G. W. Scranton and daughter Miss Nita, and Mr. J. R. Domengeaux, of Royville, attended the Wallace Shows Wednesday afternoon.

 Dupre Bernard, who left a few weeks ago to attend the Normal School at Natchitoches, has returned to Lafayette and is now employed in the store of Mrs. J. J. Revillon.

 Miss Nellie Bailey returned Thursday from St. Martinville, accompanied by her friends; Misses Blanche Fleming, Corinne Delahoussaye and Marie Fournet, who will remain in Lafayette a few days.

 The pupils of the Lafayette Public School will celebrate Thanksgiving next Wednesday evening. A few appropriate exercises will be rendered, to which friends are patrons are respectfully invited. Exercises begin at 2:30 p. m. sharp.





 From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 23rd, 1889:


 Last Tuesday morning our community was shocked by the news of a horrible accident causing the death of a most estimable young man, Mr. John J. Younger. Mr. Y0unger was twenty-two years of age, and came to Lafayette from Evergreen, in Avoyelles parish, (where his father resides), just one year ago. He secured employment here on the Southern Pacific Railroad, and has worked steadily in that position since. Last Monday he left on return trip from Cheneyville to Lafayette, as front brakeman on the mixed train in charge of conductor Chas. H. Lusted. About 9:30 p. m., after the train had left Carencro, he went back over the train to get his dinner bucket and then forward to the engine. Mr. John Johnson, the middle brakeman, relates how the accident occurred. He was sitting near the rear end of a car about the middle of the train, and noticed Johnny returning. He walked up deliberately, with lamp in one and bucket in the other, and stepped for the car on which he (Johnson) was seated. He missed the roof several inches, plunged forward against the rear of the car, rebounded onto the drawhead and then beneath the wheels. He must have been altogether unconscious before he struck the rail, and his terrible death was painless. When his comrades reached his remains it was found that owing to the number of wheels that rolled and lacerated his body, from the hips down was shapeless mangled flesh and bone. The accident occurred at Mouton's switch, about four miles from here. The most plausible theory upon which to account for the accident is, that the train was "catching up the slack," and just as Johnny stepped for the car it was jerked forward six or eight inches. The body was brought to Lafayette and tenderly cared for and prepared for and prepared for the "last said rites" by his former associates. Tuesday it was taken to Evergreen and buried in the family graveyard. Johnny was a young man with every promise of a long, useful and happy life. He was sober, industrious and economical, and had saved enough of his hard earnings to buy for himself a small farm near his old home. His cheerful and genial disposition speedily won for him many warm friends here of both sexes. As a railroad man, he was energetic and ambitious to learn, and had the confidence and esteem of his superior officers. As a companion and friend he was generous and steadfast, and the sad faces of the railroad boys when his fate is mentioned tell swifter than words how deeply his loss is felt. He leaves a sister living in Lafayette, the wife of Mr. F. C. Triay, to whom we extend our sympathy. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1889.

As Timothy Tugmutton Sees It...

 The accidental death of Johnny Younger impresses us with the idea that something could and ought to be done to lessen the danger to which Railroad brakemen are constantly subjected to. In walking over a train of box cars, out of forty cars no two of them will be found the same distance apart, and if that distance is wrongly gauged by the brakeman, which is more difficult if the man is walking the same direction that the train is going, death is the natural result. In roping in of cars many of them are not provided with hand holds by which the brakeman can stay on the drawhead and pull the coupling-pin and throw aside the draw-rope, which is very heavy, and he has to run along head of the car and the last misstep is bound to prove fatal.

 Humanity demands that this class of hard working men be better protected.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1889.  

 Resurveying Pecan Island.

 United States Deputy Surveyor Geo. O. Elms, of Opelousas, La., accompanied by his son Charles J. W. Rhorer, W. C. Satterly, Wilson Eves and Frank Fontenot, passed through Lafayette last Sunday en route to Pecan Island, where Mr. Elms has a contract to resurvey the Island for the United States Government. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1889.

 Heavy Frost.

 Monday we had a heavy frost and ice; Tuesday there was a still heavier frost and more ice, followed Wednesday by a drenching rain which was the hardest shower we have seen in a long time. There is no scarcity of water in the ponds and coulees now, and the stock are further benefited by the rapid growth of vegetation by the warm rain. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1889.

 Refitting Castille Hotel.

 The Advertiser had a pleasant call last Wednesday morning from Mr. Alfred Voorhies, late of St. Martinville, who has come to reside in our midst. He has leased the hotel on the corner of Madison and Vermilion streets, known as the "Castille Hotel," which he has fitted up and renovated and will keep in first class style. We wish him success. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1889.

First-class Family Grocery.

 "There is Life in the Old Land Yet." As an evidence of this fact Mr. C. G. Salles has opened a first-class family grocery in the building formerly occupied by Mr. R. McBride, where he will ever be pleased to deal out articles that will make your heart rejoice. The invitation is to all. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1889.

Ball in Broussardville.

 We hear nothing but praise of the ball given by the young men of Broussardville last Sunday night. Many young people from Lafayette were in attendance, among them the following young ladies; Misses Martha Mouton, Maydelle Irvine, Mimie Cornay and Zerelda Bailey. These young ladies express the kindest thoughts for the many courtesies and attentions shown them during their delightful visit. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1889.

 Caffery Place Sold.

 Mr. Frederick F. Myles, of New Orleans, has purchased from Mrs. J. J. Caffery her place on the Vermilion Bayou, near town. The purchase price was $3,000. We hear that the purchaser will forthwith make substantial improvements on the place, such as repairing the dwelling-house building, outhouses, etc. We hear also that Mr. Myles will not live here, but proposes to make his purchase a sort of "shooting-box" and general headquarters for sportsmen. He has already on the place a number of fine dogs with a professional trainer in charge. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1889.

Postmasters Appointed.

 A Washington dispatch, of the 18th inst., brings intelligence of the appointment of the following postmasters in Lafayette parish:  "P. Demanade, at Lafayette, vice S. F. Simpson, removed; D. Bonnemaison, at Youngsville, vice H. Theald, removed." Mr. Simpson has made a prompt and efficient postmaster, and although his removal by the new administration is a matter of course, there is a general feeling of regret in the community at parting with him in his official capacity. Mr. Demanade is one of our enterprising and successful merchants and will no doubt conduct the office with that ability and urbanity of which he is so well capable. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1889.

Demanade as Postmaster.

 We are informed that Mr. Paul Demanade, of the well-known firm of "Peter & Paul," has been appointed Postmaster at this place in place of Mr. S. F. Simpson, who has filled the position since the election of President Cleveland with entire satisfaction to the people and credit to himself, and will go out of office with a record as pure as that of Mr. Cleveland.

 Mr. Demanade, our new Postmaster, while not a member of our household of political faith, is an old Postmaster, a gentleman of ability and is in every respect worthy of the honor conferred upon him, and beyond a doubt will give entire satisfaction to the people of this growing little city. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1889. 

 An Omen?

 Heretofore we have never been a firm believer in omens, nor are the legal fraternity as a rule given to superstition; but experiences frequently upsets theories, and here follows some very upsetting experience. Last Saturday evening, late Judge Voorhies and Judge Marks, of New Orleans, and Chas. D. Caffery, Esq., who had been attending court at Abbeville, started for Lafayette in one of Col. Vigneaux's hacks driven by one "Jean-Bapt.", an experienced colored Jehu. Just out of Abbeville they met in the road a black cat with three kittens. Jean-Bapt, immediately drew a long face and remarked, "You see dem cats! Dat's a bad sign; we is g'wine to have trouble, sure, befo' we gits to Lafayette." He was laughed at for his superstition, and the journey was gayly pursued. The night grew to be very dark, but they got very smoothly until within about ten miles of Lafayette. Here they had been repairing the road, and had dug a large ditch across it. Not having time to build a bridge across it, a way had been opened around the end of the ditch. They didn't notice it. Judge Voorhies had just set down the bottle - of superior Abbeville water, and lighted a cigar, when - s-c-r-u-n-ch!  kerfl-0-p-! - and the scene changed. The first to break the silence was Jean-Bapt., who sticking up his head out of the ditch, like a terrapin in a pond, exclaimed, "Dar! didn't I told you so!" Mr. Caffery rolled over and said he felt very sick. Judge Marks sat up and remarked that he hadn't felt so funny since he had the yellow fever in 1867. Judge Voorhies didn't say anything, just then; he was rubbing and ruminating. They left the hack right there, and taking the horses walked three miles to a gentleman's house where they were fortunate enough to procure a wagon. Hitching the horses to it, and laying a couple of fence pieux across for seats, they made another break for home, Judge Voorhies and Marks occupying one pieux. But the spectre of the "black cat and three kittens" followed them still. After traveling about a mile the pieux on which the two judges sat, probably overcome by "its weight of woe," broke suddenly and the two judges sat down violently on the floor. Judge Voorhies says that never in his life, not even when sitting on the beach sentencing a criminal, did he feel so stern as he did just then? The party finally reached Lafayette two hours and seventeen minutes behind time, and presenting very much the appearance of a lot of ripe persimmons that had fallen from a great height. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1889.

Fun Times at Cayard Sugar House.

 During the past week the young people of the town have been making up parties to visit the Cayard sugar house. On Thursday night, the 14th inst., the number was so great that an impromptu dance was gotten up, and the young folks at a gay time. Among the number were misses Ada, Julia an Edna Olivier, Maydelle Irvine, Corinne and Emma Mouton, Emma and Ella Clark, Rosa Cayard and Mrs. Millie Cayard. Messrs. Alfred and Sidney Mouton, John Lebesque, Albert, Andrew and Emile Cayard, Mr. Walters Bob Spor, Richard Darling, and many others. The young people of our town are certainly under many obligations to Mr. Cayard for the many privileges and hospitality he has given them at his sugar house. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1889. 

No Grumbling in the West.

 Last Tuesday our esteemed wild Irish friend, Mr. John Nugent, from West of Scott, dropped in to see us. He says that in his section nobody is grumbling; the crop yield being above the average. On his little place, with the aid of only his children, he made nine bales of cotton, besides an abundance of corn and other farm products, and he has done no better than a number of neighbors.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1889.

  Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 11/23/1889.

 Judge C. H. Mouton, editor of the St. Martin Reveille, was in town last Tuesday and favored us with a call.

 The Broussardville Farmers' Alliance will give a grand ball at St. Julien's hall, on December 7th, 1889. Watch for their posters!

 Last Wednesday we were pleased to meet our esteemed friend Capt. J. T. Dowdell, who has returned to Lafayette, bringing his family with him. They will make this their home for several months. We extend them a hearty welcome.

 While conductor Charley Lusted was laying off sick his place was filled by William Parrot in a most creditable manner. We hope the day is not far distant when our young friend will be able to say "All aboard!" over his own train.

 When conductor Wm. Kelly returned to his post on the Tap everybody along the line were so delighted that they put on extra smile.

 Eli Perkins is dead, but John Rand is still kicking and l_____g.

 Mr. Louis Oueilhe, the City Marshal, has opened his office in the Town Hall, where he will be pleased to see the city taxpayers.

 There are but two boarders at Sheriff Broussard's hotel - Biscuit and Hon. Morris Green.

 The Maud S. Atkinson Company are billed for Falk's Opera House Saturday and Sunday night, and will doubtless have a full house.

 Well, Brother Watts, how about the wedding of fair Miss Abbeville? You wanted to flirt with Lafayette on the Rail Road question, did you, Eh! and you got it in the neck. Flirts always go that way.

 Carencro can now boast of a fine Drug Store. Mr. P. S. Roussel has purchased a select stock of drugs, etc., and is doing a good business. He has had his building painted and repaired so that it now makes an appearance second to none in the town of Carencro.

 Prof. Hechelheim is often now a-days, found walking up and down the R. R. track in a far-away dreamy sort of way. Some blame it one one thing some on another; but our reliable baker Francois Clos, thinks it s prospective order for cakes, and he is laying in a big stock of flour.

 Jack Tierney ran his locomotive a few days since through a flock of geese. Jack says they were wild. Let that be as it may. A number of them were caught in the rails of the cow-catcher, and we think that instead of giving them to the girls along the line, he might have presented our R. R. agent with one.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1889.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 23rd, 1878:

Judge McVea in Lafayette.

 The Hon. Charles McVea, Judge of the 5th Judicial District was upon the streets of our village Thursday. He opens Court Monday in the city of Baton Rouge, and he looks able to do a hard winter's work, being greatly improved by his summer vacation. He in company with Mr. Wm. Clegg, were the first of the absentees to come up the Teche, arriving at New Iberia the day the quarantine was raised. Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1878.

Police Jury Proceedings.

         Special Session, Nov. 19th, 1878.
  Pursuant to a call by the President, the Police Jury met this day in special session.

 Present: Onez Broussard, President, M. G. Broussard and Aurelien Primeaux. Absent: Alfred Peck and Adolphe Comeaux.

 The reading of the minutes of the last meeting was dispensed with.

 The president having made known the object of the meeting to the members, the following was adopted:

 Whereas, It is necessary to pay for the bridges contracted for, and as the "Bridge and Road fund" is insufficient to meet the demands thus created upon it.

 Therefore, be it Resolved, That the Treasurer be and is hereby authorized to transfer to the Road and Bridge fund twenty per cent of the amounts paid by the Collector monthly ;  and that the residue only of said monthly sums paid in by the Collector be apportioned in the respective funds as heretofore done.

 It is further ordered, that the above resolution be applicable only to the following named bridge contractors &c.; John I. Gardner, Dominique Cayret, John S. Whittington and Edouard Fabre.

 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
J. N. JUDICE, Clerk.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1878.

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 11/23/1878.

Mr. Wm. Clegg and family returned home last Saturday from a visit to their friends and relatives in North Carolina. The many friends or Mr. Clegg will be glad to learn that he returns greatly improved in health and spirits.

 Mr. M. P. Young returned Wednesday from Pattersonville, where he has been for sometime nursing and caring for the sick of that sorely stricken section. Mr. Young left again for Pattersonville yesterday.

Died. - Ricards0n - On Thursday the 14th of November, 1878, at the residence of her son-in-law H. A. Kennedy, near Vermilionville, in the 71st year of her age, of lung disease, Mrs. Eveline Richardson, widow of Col. Daniel B. Richardson, the father of Col. Robt. Richardson of Monroe, and Maj. James G. Richardson of New Orleans, La.  Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1878.  





 From the Lafayette Advertiser from November 23, 1909:            


  At Primary School Held Friday and Quite a Number Attended - Will Meet Monthly.                                                               

    In response to invitations sent out by the teachers, quite a number of mothers met at the Primary school last Friday afternoon and visited the several rooms to observe the regular work of the children.

 After dismissal there was a short informal meeting for the purpose of discussing such subjects as concern home and school life of children.

 Mrs. Davis spoke upon the subject of "The Mother's Part in the School Life of the Child," and Mr. Jones on "The Benefit derived from Parents Visiting the School."

 It was decided to hold these meetings on the first Friday of each month and all patrons of the school are invited to attend.

 Try our fresh candies in plain and fancy boxes. Lafayette Drug Store.

 Saturday night Mr. Leo Judice gave a most enjoyable stag party and supper in honor of his brother-in-law, E. H. Ferguson, of Richmond, Va., who is visiting him, at his lovely home in Scott. Those present were: Supt. E. E. Shackford, Maj. P. L. DeClouet, Dr. N. P. Moss, F. V. Morton, J. C. Nickerson, Crow Girard, S. B. Parkerson, J. J. Davidson, Dr. T. B. Hopkins, C. D. Caffery, Dr. E. L. Stephens, C. O. Mouton, Dr. L. A. Prejean, Luke Leblanc, Geo. Leblanc, F. E. Davis, R. C. Watkins, J. L. Kennedy, Dr. F. E. Girard and Mr. Steckler of New Orleans.


 Interesting and Instructive Talks by Messrs. Carlson, Jones and Dickerson and Miss Wilson.                                                                                                                             

  Christmas Holidays Begin Dec. 23 and End Jan. 2 - Next Institute Early in December.

 The first regular parish teachers' institute for the school session of 1909-10 was held in the auditorium of the high school building last Saturday. The institute was called to order by Superintendent Wright promptly at 10:30 a. m. with more than fifty teachers present.

 During the forenoon Mr. Carlson of the Lafayette High School gave a very instructive and interesting talk on the future value of the organization of corn clubs in Louisiana after which Mr. E. W. Jones, principal of the primary school in this city, discussed the state course of study very thoroughly, going into several topics somewhat in detail. He advised the teachers to secure a copy of the course of study, which has been issued by the state department of education, and urged them to study the course closely and thus prepare to carry it out to the letter as nearly as local conditions will permit. He showed how by properly alternating the work in some of the subjects, considerable more work can be accomplished in the ungraded school than is generally done, stating that alternation must be studied by each teacher with special reference to the conditions that exist in her school when she takes charge next Monday.

 Superintendent Wright had a number of the state courses of study on hand and distributed them among the new teachers who are to begin their school work in the rural schools on Monday.

 Adjournment was declared at 12 until 1:15 p. m. at which time Mr. R. L. Dickerson, principal of the Carencro High School, gave an interesting talk on "Nature Study in the Public Schools." Mr. Dickerson emphasized the fact that much of the school work in the public schools of today is necessarily ineffective on account of the unnatural conditions and environments of the schools and the children - on account of the fact that there is too much bookishness in our system and too much that is false or unnatural. He said that even when we attempt to teach a lesson in nature the teacher teaches from a book about an elephant, a whale or the mountains of Europe - something foreign to both child and teacher - rather than teach the plants, the trees, the bugs and bees.

 The last number of the regular program was a practical talk on the teaching of singing in the lower grades, by Miss Maud E. Wilson, teacher of singing and drawing in the Lafayette schools. Miss Wilson is graduate of the Thomas Normal Training School, Detroit, and she showed by her talk that she understands well what the teacher of singing should do. She illustrated her theory by teaching the teachers a song by rote just as she would have taught a class of children.

 Superintendent Wright announced that all the schools of the parish will be closed next Thursday for Thanksgiving, and that the Christmas holidays will begin Dec. 23 and end Jan. 2, and that the time thus lost will be made up at the end of the session. He also announced that the next institute will be held early December and for two days instead of one as usual.

 Other announcements were made and direction given especially for the benefit of the rural teachers who will begin their work next Monday.

  Ask your grocer for a sack of Prince or Anroramo flour.

Wanted - Sweet Potatoes. The Compress is in the market for an unlimited quantity of genuine yellow yama and for a very limited quantity of Queen of the South.  Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1909.


 Enrollment Has Reached 270 - Actual Attendance 250 - Public Invited to Visit School.


 Students Raise Money for Cadet Band and Foot Ball Suits - Holiday Thanksgiving.

 The first two months of this session at the Industrial Institute have been the most successful thus far in the history of the school. The enrollment of students has reached nearly 270, and the actual average attendance has been over 250 students in class as shown by the number of reports sent to parents at the end of each month. This has been one-third better than for the same period of last session, and a continuance of the same rate will bring the attendance for the session up to nearly 400 by the end of the school year.

  As many improvements have been made on the grounds and in the general work of the school since last session, it has been decided to announce a special invitation to patrons and friends of the school to come out and visit the Institute tomorrow, Wednesday, morning. The entire public is cordially invited to come out for the occasion. There will be no special program, the object being to show just what is done every day in the regular schedule. The various classes visited will not be disturbed or interrupted by the visitors, but will go right along with their lessons or work they are doing, whatever it may be. The best time to come will be at the hour, 8:40 a. m., and stay as long as possible. At the lunch hour on that day school will be dismissed for the Thanksgiving holidays, and many of the boarding students will visit their homes, returning in time for school next Monday morning, Nov. 29.

 There is excellent school spirit at the Institute this year, which has been evidenced in a number of ways. As an instance, the leader of the brass band announced two weeks ago that the band needs a new bass horn, which will cost about $35, and; without making any noise about it at all, Mr. Sidney Voorhies, business manager of The Vermilion and also captain of one of the cadet companies, solicited and received subscriptions of $10.65 in cash from the boys of his company alone ; and the girls, under the leadership of of Miss Rita Breaux, also without noise, got up an excellent benefit program as a joint matter between the two literary societies and took in over $21.00 for the same cause last Saturday night, bringing the total subscriptions, with a little additional assistance, up to #35. Another example of more than $70 to buy a set of new foot ball suits for the foot ball team. The suits have just come and the boys put them on Monday morning for the first time. They are going to get them soiled some at Natchitoches on Thanksgiving Day, where they are to play the State Normal School team, but they expect to come back next day with the Normal's scalp.

 One of the new features of the monthly reports this session is to be a record of the heights and weights of the students showing their growth. The weights of the boarding students already show an average increase in one month of nearly five pounds per student. They will all be looking well and satisfactory to their parents when they go home for the Thanksgiving turkey. There has been very little sickness of any sort among the students, and their attendance and their class work has been the best ever shown on the Institute records for a like period.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1909.

Telephone Talk No. 4  

Our subscribers and patrons will please bear in mind that this Company is looking after their wants and needs regarding their telephone service and spares neither expense nor time in making it as efficient as possible. We are at all times day or night striving to serve you, and we request that you fully co-operate with us in getting proper service. There are many ways in which you may co-operate with us to our mutual advantage. A few of which we mention below:

 Answer your calls promptly.

 Hang up the receiver immediately when through talking.

 Speak with the lips close to the transmitter in a distinct and clear voice.

 Treat the operator courteously.


 Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1909.


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