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From the Lafayette Gazette of December 12th, 1903:


The Lafayette Syrup Factory About to Close a Successful Run - Short Cane Crop a Drawback.

Mr. Alex Mouton, the proprietor of the Lafayette Syrup Factory, informs The Gazette that he will probably soon suspend operation of his syrup mill until next season, after quite flattering results were obtained from the first practical test of his new process of manufacturing Louisiana cane syrup.

 The industry as carried on by him is a new one. Mr. Mouton claims to manufacture syrup which is guaranteed never to ferment. The boiling of the cane juice has been comparatively an easy matter, but the fermentation which heretofore so soon set in, has been a great draw back to those who have attempted the making of cane syrup.

 Mr. Mouton's process is to cleanse the juice and then, to boil, instead of boiling it in order to cleanse it. He uses no adulterant or chemical. By a thorough cleansing process, he eliminates all foreign matter preceding the boiling, thus taking away the cause of fermentation.

 A large building has been erected by him for his plant, and his interesting new process can be best understood by a visit to it.

 He has arranged for sending exhibits to the St. Louis Fair, which no doubt will prove of interest.

 The establishment of similar mills throughout the parish would insure a safe market to the small cane raiser, who can window his cane, and deliver it at any time during syrup making, a small quantity sufficing at a time.
Lafayette Gazette 12/12/1903. 

Fast Driving. - Numerous complaints have been made that fast driving on the streets of the town is indulged in to such an extent as to endanger the life and limbs of pedestrians. The Gazette believes the complaints to be well founded in a great measure and would call the attention of the town authorities to the matter in the hope that steps be taken to put a stop to the practice. Fast driving in itself is quite harmless and fascinating on the Surrey Park track but on the thirty foot streets of Lafayette, may cause serious accidents.
  Lafayette Gazette 12/12/1903.

Low Rates to New Orleans. - Morgan's Louisiana & Texas Railroad and Steamship Company will sell tickets, from Lafayette, La., to New Orleans and points in the South East; Ark., Ill., Kans., Minn., Neb., Mexico City, Monterey, and return Dec. 19, 20, 21, 26, 1903, with return limit 30 days from date of sale at a rate of one fare plus $2 on account of Xmas holidays. For additional particulars, apply to local agent, or to C. B. Ellis, Division Passenger and Freight Agent, New Iberia, La.
Lafayette Gazette 12/12/1903.

To Represent Lafayette at St. Louis Fair.

 Messrs. M. Billeaud, Jr., Alcide Judice, C. C. Brown, W. A. LeRosen and Dr. N. P. Moss have formed themselves a committee to send an exhibit of agricultural and manufactured articles from this parish to the St. Louis Fair. The step was taken at the suggestion of Dr. F. J. Mayer and Dr. W. C. Stubbs, and the gentlemen who have volunteered to give this matter their attention should receive the assistance of our citizens. An invitation is extended to all to join the undertaking. Mr. W. A. LeRosen who has been chosen secretary, will give prompt attention to all communications concerning the exhibit. Lafayette Gazette 12/12/1903.

Meeting of the Board of Trustees.

 Lafayette, La., Dec. 9. - The Executive Committee of the Industrial Institute met this afternoon, with the following members present:  Major Lee, of New Iberia; Robert Martin, of St. Martinville; J. C. Buchanan, of Lafayette, and President E. L. Stephens. Appointments were approved, the Treasurer's accounts checked and other routine business transacted. Lafayette Gazette 12/12/1903.

New Building for Century Club. - The Board of Directors of the Century Club met Tuesday night and opened the bids advertised for the construction of their building on Jefferson street. The bid made by Mr. G. B. Knapp was the lowest and the the contract will be let to him. The building will cost about &7,000.00, and will consist of two stories in brick, the lower floor to be leased. Lafayette Gazette 12/12/1903.

More Cement Walks. - The City Council passed an ordinance at its meeting Monday night ordering the construction of a cement walk along the west side of Jefferson and Pierce streets from Lincoln avenue from Vermilion street up to the railroad track. A majority of the property owners on these streets petitioned the Council to have the walk constructed. Similar petitions are being circulated by property owners in other parts of the town.
 Lafayette Gazette 12/12/1903.

At Falk's Opera House. - The attraction at Falk's Opera House, Saturday night, Dec. 12, will be Madame Redan and Co. presenting "A Night in New York", introducing plenty of singing, dancing and musical specialties during the evening. Madame Redan has a wealth of most excellent press notices, giving her the title of the world's premier illusionist. Another novel feature of the evening's entertainment is that every one in attendance will receive a present absolutely free. Prices will be 25, 35 and 50 cents.
 Lafayette Gazette 12/12/1903.

 A Small Blaze.

 The alarm of fire was sounded Thursday night to call the fire department to a fire that destroyed a small barn belonging to Cleophas Richard, in the rear of Denbo & Nicholson's building. Lafayette Gazette 12/12/1903. 

Parish Teachers' Institute.

 The first of the series of monthly parish teachers' institutes was held on Saturday December 5. Notwithstanding the inclement weather a large percentage of the teachers manifested the true spirit by being present to participate in the discussions.

 The following answered roll call: Notly Arceneaux, Alice Swette, Philip Martin, H. H. Hays, Fannye Dina, F. G. Cole, Maria Bagnal, W. J. Avery, Edna Close, Zelia Christian, Carrie Dickson, Maggie Bagnal, Fadra Holmes, Emily Horton, Pearl Larche, Cathleen Read, Virginia Robertson, J. M. Barhom, Anny Gandy, Alpha Caldwell, Bernice Ashley, Geo. P. Lessley, Leila Phillips, Lessley Carter, Agnes D. Hays, Susie Rochel, D. H. Calmes.

 Much interest was manifested in the first subject for discussion: "How should a teacher proceed to organize an ungraded school?" Nearly every teacher present had something to say on this all absorbing and much neglected question. The discussion brought out the following conclusions: 1. The teacher should be on hand several days in advance to study local conditions and the status of the school.  2. with the information thus gathered she should map out a schedule to be used the very first day.  3. The first school day is the most important one of the year; the impressions then made on the young child are hard to efface, hence the importance of a good start.  4. Every child should be kept busy as possible from the the time the bell rings until school is dismissed. It was thought wise to assemble the parents on the opening day of school.

 Attention was called to the State Teachers' Association which meets in twelfth annual convention at Ruston Dec. 28-30. Superintendent Alleman said that the teachers of this parish have neglected a very important duty in failing to become affiliated with the progressive teachers of the State. Then, too, our school laws are in the chaotic condition which is always peculiar to the formative period of always peculiar to the formative period of any department of government. The whole State needs a definite system of schools and Mr. Aswell as State Superintendent, will need the assistance of the State Teachers' Association in order to obtain the best laws and to establish the system for the reception of which the State is now prepared. The three thousand white teachers of the State would be a power for good and no teacher can afford to longer ignore the association. The teachers were urged to become members and pay the annual dues of one dollar even though it would be impossible to attend.

 After some explanation of details in connection with the record books and the monthly report the teachers adjourned.

 Judge Mouton, on account of sickness in his family, was unable to give his address on civil government in the public schools. This subject consequently be discussed at the next meeting. Lafayette Gazette 12/12/1903.


 Dr. J. Raoul Olivier of St. Martinville and Miss Rita Young were married Tuesday evening at the home of the bride's father, Dr. N. D. Young, at Youngsville, Rev. Dr. C. C. Kramer of New Iberia performed the ceremony in the impressive and solemn sites of the Episcopal church.

 The bridesmaid was Miss Ruby Scranton and the best man Mr. Albert Bienvenu of St. Martinville.

 The members of the families of the bride and groom and a few friends were present at the celebration of the marriage, and the guests received a cordial reception, and enjoyed the hospitality of Dr. Young's home.

 Mr. and Mrs, Olivier will reside in St. Martinville. Lafayette Gazette 12/12/1903.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 12/12/1903.

 Regular services will be held in the Episcopal church by Rev. C. C. Kramer, to-morrow evening at half past five o'clock.

 Dr. F. E. Girard spent last Sunday in Morgan City on business.

 Willie Levy attended the wedding of his brother, Samuel, in New Orleans Sunday.

 B. N. Coronna spent Sunday in New Orleans.

 B. J. Pellerin and Dr. J. A. Martin spent last Sunday in New Iberia.

 L. Levy attended the wedding of his son, Samuel, in New Orleans.

 Mrs. Thos. Porter is spending some time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mouton.

 Mr. and Mrs. Sam Levy were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Levy during the week.

 P. Labbe has assumed charge of the Waters, Pierce Oil Co. in this town.

 Mr. W. W. Duson and daughter Miss Mayme, and his niece Miss Lola passed through town last week on their way to New Orleans.

 Miss Louisa Tolson and brother Tom, attended the Olivier-Young wedding at Royville Tuesday.

 Henry Genus of New Orleans has accepted a position with the Falk Mercantile Co.

 Mr. and Mrs. Victor Levy returned home Monday from New Orleans, where they had gone to attend the wedding of Samuel Levy of Lake Charles to Miss Ettie Levy of New Orleans.

 Miss Maxim Beraud who had been attending the Whitworth Female College returned home to spend the holidays with her family.

 Mr. Jean Jacques Fournet, who for a while was editor of the St. Martin Review, has accepted a position as teacher of the Isle des Cannes school.
Lafayette Gazette 12/12/1903.




 From the Lafayette Advertiser of December 12th, 1896:

The Boas Academy.

 Prof. J. U. Rutherford, an experienced teacher of Nashville, Tenn., has been engaged as teacher in the Boas Academy.

 A large number of pupils can now be received and will have every advantage of a thorough training. English, French, Music, Stenography and Higher Mathematics will be taught. Pupils may secure board by applying to Miss Maud Boas, Principal. Lafayette Advertiser 12/12/1896. 

Hoyt's Comedy Company.

 Perhaps no other theatrical company could have attracted so good an audience, after a fatiguing holiday's diversion, as that which welcomed the return of Hoyt's Comedy Company last evening. Hazel Harrison is an established favorite in Baton Rouge, and may always be sure of a warm welcome. - Baton Rouge Advocate. Will be in Lafayette all next week including Monday Night. Lafayette Advertiser 12/12/1896.

 Police Jury Proceedings.

          Lafayette, La., Dec. 3rd, 1896.
   The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: Benj. Avant, Alf. Hebert, J. E. Primeaux, John Whittington, Jr., and Alonzo Lacy.  Absent: C. C. Brown, Martial Billeaud, Jr. and R. C. Landry.

 The president being absent, the secretary called the meeting to order and by (unreadable word) Hon. Ben. Avant was elected President pro tem.

 The minutes of the previous meeting was read and approved.

 Hon. Wm. Campbell on behalf of the committee appointed to draft a suitable ordinance for the protection of game, submitted the following which was unanimously adopted.


 For the protection of game, animals and birds in the Parish of Lafayette, Louisiana.

 Section 1. Be in enacted by the Police Jury in regular session, in and for the Parish of Lafayette, Louisiana, That it shall be unlawful in this Parish to catch, kill or pursue with such intent, any wild duck, or to have the same in possession after it has been caught or killed, between the first day of March, and the first day of October of each year under a penalty of not less than twenty-five dollars or more than fifty dollars for each offense.

 Section 3, Be it further enacted etc., That no person shall catch, kill or pursue with such intent, or have same in possession, after it has been caught or killed, any (unreadable words), pheasant between the first day of (unreadable word) and the first day of October in each year, under a penalty of not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than fifty dollars for each offense; and that any person who shall catch, kill or pursue with such intent any quail partridge pheasant, for to be protected by this act by means of any trap, snare or other like devices, under a penalty of not less than ten dollars or more than twenty-five dollars for each animal or bird so trapped, snared or taken, provided, nothing contained in this act shall apply to migratory birds of fowls.

 Section 9. Be it further enacted, etc., That all transportation companies, steamboats, railroads or other public carriers, of whatsoever character are hereby prohibited from transporting any game bird or animal mentioned in this act during the period provided for the protection of such game birds or animals under the penalty of not less than twenty-five dollars, for each offense.

 Section 10. Be it further enacted, etc., That the funds collected for violation of any of the above provisions of this act, one half of said fine shall go to the informer and the other half shall be paid to the treasurer of the Parish School board for the benefit of the public schools.

 Section 11. Be it further enacted, etc., That any person convicted of violation of the provisions of this act failing to pay the penalty or penalties prescribed herein shall be imprisoned in the Parish jail for a period not less than ten days or more than thirty days.

 Section 12. Be it further enacted, etc., That said acts and violations of this law denominated as offenses in the foregoing sections shall be and are hereby declared to be crimes against the State of Louisiana and the Parish of Lafayette, and it shall be the duty of the District Attorney or District Attorney pro tem of this Parish and State, to prosecute before any Court of competent jurisdiction all offenders and persons committing misdemeanors under the provisions of this act.

 Section 13. Be it enacted, etc., That his act will take effect from and after its promulgation, and all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this act be and the same are hereby repealed.

 Constable A. Cummings submitted a statement of stock sold amounting to $34.00 less $14.00 expenses.

 Constable Philias Comeaux submitted a statement of stock sold amounting to $21.75 less $8.95 expenses.

 By motion the Jury postponed the opening of bids for the Jail repairs until Saturday Dec. 5th, the same being agreeable to all parties interested.

 Sheriff Broussard here appeared and asked that the Jury appoint a committee to effect a settlement for parish taxes of 1894 and 1895. President Avant thereupon appointed Messrs. Alf. Hebert, Wm. Campbell and R. C. Greig to effect said settlement and grant the sheriff a quietus for taxes aforesaid.

 Mr. Wm. Clegg was authorized to obtain a new license book for 1897.

 By motion Messrs. Jno. E. Primeaux, John Whittington, Jr., and R. C. Greig were appointed to estimate the probable expenses for the year 1897.

 A motion to grant $1.50 extra for the commissioners of election who brought in the boxes and returns, was lost.

 The sum of $12.50 was granted to Louis Morvant, indigent.

 The petition of Theoville Trahan for a change of the public road running North and South between his land and that of Alex Domingue was read and on motion Mr. Avant was appointed and authorized to effect a settlement in reference to said road.

 The committee on budget for 1897 submitted the following report which was adopted:

            Lafayette, La, Dec. 3, 1896.
   To the Hon. Police Jury.
         Your undersigned committee beg leave to report the following as the probable expenses for the parish for the year 1897:

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 The following accounts were rejected:

   E. G. Voorhies, swearing election ... $5.00
   D. A. Cochrane ... $5.00

 The following account was laid over:

 L. Plonsky, blankets, etc. ... $37.15

 The following accounts were approved:

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 The Police Jury then adjourned to meet Saturday, Dec. 5th, 1896, for the purpose of considering bids for the repair of the parish jail.
BEN AVANT, President pro tem.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 12/12/1896.

                   Lafayette, La., Dec. 5, 1896.
  Pursuant to adjournment the Police Jury met this day with the following members present: R. C. Landry, Benj. Avant, Alf. Hebert, J. E. Primeaux, Jno. Whittington, Jr., Martial Billaud and Alonzo Lacy. Absent: C. C. Brown.

 The president explained the object of the meeting to be the consideration of bids for the repair of the parish Jail.

 The following bids were then read:

             Lafayette, La., Dec. 3rd, 1896.
  To the Hon. Police Jury, Lafayette, Parish, La. - Gentlemen, We will furnish all of the material and do all the work required in the additions and do all of the work required to the additions and repairs to the parish prison agreeable to your advertisement and according to plans and specifications herewith submitted as follows:

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 The Jury then adjourned.
R. C. LANDRY, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/12/1896.

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 12/12/1896.

 "In Old Kentucky" nesxt Monday night at the Opera House.

 Mr. L. Nollive is now occupying his neat new store and residence on Jefferson street.

 Monday morning officers McFadden and Himel made a raid on "Hotel De Bum" east of town and roused out a lot of perambulating tourists who were instructed to move on.

 Tuesday was the feast of thee Immaculate Conception, diving services were held in the Catholic Church.

 Dr. and Mrs. T. Rand of Cade were the guests of Dr. F. R. Tolson's family a part of the week.

 Mr. Raoul Pellerin, who has lately been in the employ of J. O. Mouton, has accepted a position at E. McDaniel's.

 On Saturday, Dec. 6th, the Methodist Congregation held service for the first time in their new church. Rev. Reams preached to a large audience.

 Races at Aurelien Primeaux's track on Dec. 20, "Linda" belonging to Jos. Ancelet and "Henry" owned by P. R. Roy, will run five arpents for a purse of $100.00.

 Mr. Felix Voorhies, Jr., is preparing to build a residence near Vandewaters blacksmith shop, (Mills Addition.) We are glad to have Mr. Voorhies as a permanent resident.

 Messrs. J. Egan and T. Mitchell, representative of the Woodman's Camp of the World, were in Lafayette this week looking up the possibility and advisability of locating a chapter of the order here.

 The ladies of the Presbyterian Church will serve meals on next Tuesday Dec. 15, from 11 A. M. to 9 P. M. in Judge McFadden's office. The house will be well heated, and all orders receive careful attention.

 Cards are out announcing the nuptials of Mr. Crow Girard, President of the First National Bank of Lafayette, and Miss Roberta Cobb Kennedy, the  charming and accomplished daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth R. Kennedy of New Orleans. The ceremony will take place at Felicity church, New Orleans, at 1 o'clock, Dec. 22nd. Lafayette Advertiser 12/12/1896.




 From the Lafayette Advertiser of December 12th, 1891:


The battle is over! The victory win! is the triumphant shout of every sincere and honest Democrat who last Saturday cast his vote in favor of true Democracy and against the corruption and debauchery of the Louisiana State Lottery and its hirelings.

 After a desperate fight, aided by all the subtle influences that boodle, beer and bribery, supplemental with political ingenuity, could bring to bear, the lottery was snowed under by a majority of 323, and this despite the fact that illegal votes were cast in its favor. Once more has the Democracy of Lafayette spurned the briber's offer and crushed under foot the political aspirations of S. D. McEnery and coterie of ringsters.

 While it is true that many voted for the lottery from honest convictions, those who shamelessly accepted the filthy lucre of John A. Morris, no matter upon what grounds, may be sure that their sins will find them out sooner or later. That large sums of money were distributed in this parish there can be no dispute, and men who lend themselves to these practices, which, to say the least, are dishonorable, must reap their consequnces of their conduct; and those who would be their dupes must remember that "birds of a feather flock together" in the political world as well as in the ornithological.

 The people of the parish are to be congratulate upon their victory over fraud and venality, but should remember that eternal vigilance is the price of honest government as well as liberty. Let no man deceive himself in the fanciful illusion that all is serene, for the lottery curse, like the hydra of mythology, will raise one of its hideous heads where least expected, and fasten its slimy coils around the body politic, to corrupt and debauch the manhood of the state.

 The delegates elected to go to Baton Rouge are all men worthy of confidence in the cause they represent, and stamped upon their hearts if the motto: "The lottery must go." So mote if be !

 Lafayette Advertiser 12/12/1891.


 The following is the official returns of the Democratic primary election held December 5, for the purpose of choosing delegates to represent the parish of Lafayette in the state nominating convention to be held at Baton Rouge, December 16, 1891.

 The names of the candidates nominated and the respective votes cast for each are as follows:

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 The candidates of the Anti-Lottery ticket, Alexandre Delhomme, Sr., Overton Cade, Dr. M. L. Lyons, Antoine Guidry, Dr. Thomas B. Hopkins, Julian Mouton, Paul L. DeClouet, Olivier Blanchet, Jean Opolinaire Begnaud, Dr. F. J. Mayer, J. Gustave St. Julien, J. Arthur Roy, J. Aymer Labbe, J. Omer Broussard, Valery Guilbeau, C. C. Brown, Aimee D. Landry, J. S. Whittington, Sr., having received a majority of the votes cast are hereby declared duly elected to represent Lafayette parish in the state nominating convention at Baton Rouge.

 The following candidates for membership of the new parish Democratic Executive Committee, with the votes cast for each, are given:

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 Scattering vote for membership of the executive committee:

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 Messrs. H. Durio, Martin Begnaud, Dr. M. L. Lyons, Faustin Vincent, A. C. Guilbeau, D. A. Cochrane, H. Theall, J. O. Broussard, Dr. F. C. Latiolais and Numa Martin, having received a majority of the votes cast in their respective precincts, are hereby declared duly elected members of the Parish Executive Committee, and are hereby called to meet December 22, inst., at the court house for the purpose of organization.

 The above is a true and correct tabulation of the vote cast, and I hereby officially promulgate the same.
C. C. BROWN, Chairman Parish Dem. Ex. Com.
Lafayette, La., Dec. 7, 1891.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/12/1891.   


Lafayette Votes Against Fraud.

 While is is true that many voted for the lottery from honest convictions, those who shamelessly accepted the filthy lucre of of John A. Morris, no matter upon what grounds, may be sure that their sins will find them out sooner or later. That large sums of money were distributed in this parish there can be no dispute, and men who lend themselves to these practices, which, to say the least, are dishonorable, must reap the consequences of their conduct; and those who would be their dupes must remember that "birds of a feather flock together" in the political world as well as in the ornithological.

 The people of the parish are to be congratulated upon their victory over fraud and venality, but should remember that eternal vigilance is the price of honest government as well as liberty. Let no man deceive himself in the fanciful illusion that all is serene, for the lottery curse, like the hydra of mythology, will raise one of its hideous heads where least expected, and fasten its slimy coils around the body politic to corrupt and debauch the manhood of the state.

 The delegates elected to go to Baton Rouge are all men worthy of confidence in the cause they represent, and stamped upon their hearts is the motto: "The lottery must go."  So mote it shall be. Lafayette Advertiser 12/12/1891.

Wages Increased.

The conference between the committee representing the trainmen of the Southern Pacific road the the superintendent of that company, in regard to wages, came to an agreement this week. The scale of wages was advanced some, but we did not learn how much. Lafayette Advertiser 12/12/1891.

Circus in Town. - Cooper & Carroll's circus gave three performances in town this week. Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon and evening. The performances seemed to give satisfaction to all who attended.
  Laf. Advertiser 12/12/1891.

Disaster Averted. - A very serious conflagration was narrowly averted last Wednesday morning at the cotton gin of Messrs. Gerac Bros. & Pellerin. Shortly after starting up fire was discovered between the press and condenser, and only for the coolness and promptness of the employees would have resulted in the destruction of the entire establishment. The damage did not amount to anything.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/12/1891.

 Fatal Accident at S. P. Yards. - An accident occurred last Sunday morning, in the Southern Pacific yards at this place, by which a stranger named Frank Thompson lost a leg. He is a machinist out of employment, and was attempting to beat his way to Houston on a freight train. In attempting to get on the train he lost his hold and fell, the car passing over and crushing his left thigh. He was taken to New Orleans on the afternoon train, where his leg was amputated at the Charity Hospital. Thompson is 28 years old and is a Californian. Thompson died on Monday.
  Lafayette Advertiser 12/12/1891.

For Clerk of Court,

 Having been earnestly requested by many friends and fellow citizens of the parish of Lafayette. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for Clerk of the 25th Judicial District Court, in and for the Parish of Lafayette, subject to the decision of White Democratic Primaries.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/12/1891.


              Lafayette, La., Dec. 7, 1891.

 Mr. Editor - In your issue of November, 21, under the remarkable caption of "A Correction," the windy editor of the Franklin Vindicator splashes around like a wounded garfish, only to muddy the water and if possible make himself more ridiculous as the self-appointed champion of a railroad over which he travels on a free pass.

 In the above mentioned article, the editor of the Vindicator slips his wheels, or, as he is the champion of Morris, Baldwin, Pinchback & Co., we should say "wheel," by admitting that a conductor must have some education, etc., when in his first article he classed the conductors and brakesmen all together. He should inform himself in regard to railroad work before shooting off his fly-trap, because this road makes its men, and every man on it has to start at the bottom and work up, and there is not a conductor on it who does not hold that position upon his individual merits. For instance, when a young man wants be be an engineer, he commences in the round was a wiper; then he is put where he learns to raise steam; then he goes on a yard engine, and then as a regular fireman; then as a hostler, then yard engineer and finally regular engineer on a freight or passenger train. But this requires long years of constant toil, ups and down, that hardly any other class of men are subject to, and we repeat it, every advance is made upon the merit if the man. John A. Morris has bought newspapers and their editors, representatives, senators and the like, but "never was a post of responsibility on a railroad given to a man because he had money."

 The editor of the Vindicator prattles about facts, when he fails to state one single fact in his communication. But he does it right, because he, as the advocate of a monopoly of the worst kind, must look to the almighty dollar and not to principle. According to his line of argument the intelligent employe must act as a slave, take his rations and what his master gives without daring to ask for more, with the disadvantages on his side that when crippled for life he would not fail on his masters hands to be supported."

 The grandest and the purest men who have ever figured in public affairs have labored to educate the masses up to a higher standard of thought and action on this labor question, and to teach the employer and the employe that their interests are mutual; and not until railroads had elapsed hands from one side of the continent to the other did their employes find it necessary, in order to protect their own interests and preserve the dignity of labor, to form organizations. It is a fact, though the editor of the Vindicator may be ignorant of it, that concentration of power and wealth in the hands of the few is not promotive of public good, and is not Democratic; and to such an extent has this concentration gone on that it is only a question of a very short time, when the United States government will be forced to take charge of all her railroad interests.

 It is not necessary for a railroad employe to go to Yale or Harvard in order to fit him for his duties, but he must build his education upon principle, and at the school of experience learn that duty is the guiding star of his life, and whether he stands at the brake or at the throttle, night or day, rain or shine, hot or cold, he is there for duty, though it costs him his life.

 When the employes of the Southern Pacific Railroad desire more wages they have the right to ask that company for it, and the matter is at once settled between them; and for such a thing as the Vindicator, bowing and cringing before money bags of John A. Morris & Co., to come in with its dirty flings and criticisms of their qualifications is disgusting.

 Considering the amount of money earned by the employe of a railroad, together with their danger and expenses, their pay is less than any other class of men working on land.

Lafayette Advertiser 12/12/1891.

Police Jury Proceedings.

              Lafayette, La., Dec. 7, 1891.
  The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: C. C. Brown, R. C. Landry, A. D. Landry, Ford Hoffpauir, A. A. Delhomme and O. Theriot. Absent: J. G. St. Julien.

 By motion Mr. Hoffpauir was elected president pro tem.

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

 The committee appointed to trace a public road in the Second ward, from Guidry's bride, to connect with the public road leading from Dr. M. L. Lyons' to Rayne, made the following report.

     State of Louisiana, parish of Lafayette.
 To the Honorable Police Jury:

 We, the undersigned jury of freeholders, appointed and sworn to lay off and trace a public road from Guidry's bridge om Coulee Isle des Cannes, to connect with public road leading from Dr. M. L. Lyons' to Rayne, is said parish, and to assess whatever damages may be done to the parties through whose lands said road may pass, have traced and laid off said road, as will be more fully described by the drawing hereunto annexed. The following parties refuse to donate their lands and we have expropriated as follows:  Oneal Foreman, $7; Ferine Foreman, $7; Winston Jones & Winston, $21; Mrs. Gaston Bernard, $3; O. C. Mouton, & Bro., $3; Mrs Julian Lambard, $3; heirs of Thomas Debarge, $3; Mrs. Dominique, $3; north line of sec. 16, T. 10. S. R. 3 E, (school land), $28; Winston Jones & Winston, $28.

 The following parties donate the road along their respective lines: J. K. Grier, Sebastian Albarado, Antoine Guidry, Desire Robinson and Bro. J. W. Broussard, Ursin Granger, Drozin C. Duhon, Ezeb. Trahan, Onezime Duhon, fils, Ford Hoffpauir.

 By motion duly made the report was accepted, the road declared a public highway and the papers ordered filed. The President was authorized to issue warrants in payment of all damages assessed.

 Mr. Homer Constantin was allowed $1.50 for land expropriated for public road in Second ward by jury of freeholders, as per report filed May 4, 1891.

 The sum of $25 each was appropriated for the relief of Madam Sarazin Mathieu, Adrian Sonnier and Catherine Willis.

 The following was adopted:

 Whereas, The citizens of the parish of Lafayette within township 9 south, range 3 east, have petitioned this body for a survey of the township lines and the location of the township corner posts; therefore be it
  Resolved, That the Police Jury of the parish of Lafayette will provide the location of said corner posts, when said corner posts shall have been survey under order of court of competent jurisdiction, upon petition of parties interested.

 By motion of Mr. Delhomme, Sheriff Broussard was granted a quietus for parish licenses for the year 1890, and was reimbursed for taxes overpaid of 1890, in the sum of $70.

 The following accounts were laid over:

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 The following accounts were approved:

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 There being no further business, the Police Jury adjourned.
FORD HOFFPAUIR, President pro tem.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/12/1891.

 City Council Proceedings.

                Lafayette, La., Dec. 7, 1891.
  The City Council met this day in regular session, and the following members present, to-wit:  Wm. Campbell, Mayor, Alfred Hebert, Gus. Lacoste, James Hannen, Numa Schoyot, Felix Demanade, L. F. Righes and J. E. Martin.

 The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

 Moved that the sum of two dollars due by Mr. P. D. Alpha for horses impounded, be not collected. Mr. Alpha giving good reason to the Council as to the horses being astray and not in his closure.

 Resolved, That the street committee, composed of Messrs. Gus. Lacoste, James Hannan and Numa Schoyot, be and are hereby appointed as a committee to communicate and get all necessary information for the purpose of arriving at the cost of putting up a system of water works in this town, and which will be the best, and make their report at the next regular meeting.

 Resolved, That the following accounts be allowed:

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 The Council then adjourned to next Friday, 11th instant, for special business.
A. NEVUE, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/12/1891.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of December 12th, 1906:

Laf. Complimented for Father Teurlings.
 [From the Washington Post.]

 Our venerable friend, Mr. Lucien Dupre, paid a very pleasant visit to Lafayette this week to see our former pastor, Father Teurlings, Mr. Dupre says the large congregation there are pleased with having Father Teurlings with them, as they will find out the more they see of him the better they will like him. For during his stay of about eight years here he soon won the respect and esteem of he community, irrespective of sect or creed, by his genial manner, liberal views and broad Catholocity, and so endeared himself to his congregation that it was a sore trial to give him up. Yet we cannot but congratulate him upon his deserved promotion. And we feel no hesitancy in predicting for him, much usefulness in his new field. Truly the people of Lafayette have just cause to congratulate themselves upon the acquisition they have gained in getting this zealous and learned pastor to administer to their spiritual wants, and we know that they will soon learn to appreciate his true worth. From the Washington Post and in the Lafayette Advertiser 12/12/1906.   





Proportions of a Perfect Figure.

 The height of a person with a "perfect figure" should be exactly equal to the distance between the tips of the middle fingers of either hand, when the arms are fully extended.

 Ten times the length of the hand, of  seven and half times the length of the foot, or five times the diameter of the chest from one armpit to the other, should also give the height of the whole body.

 The distance from the junction of the thighs to the ground should be exactly the same as from that point to the crown of the head. The knee should be exactly midway between the first named point and the ground at the heel.

 The distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger should be the same as from the elbow to the middle line of the breast.

 From the top of the head to the level of the chin should be the same as from the level of the chin to the armpits, and from the heel to the toe.

Original source unknown. In the Lafayette Advertiser 12/12/1891.

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