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From the Lafayette Advertiser of December 13th, 1905:


A Modern Sanitarium Soon to Establish in Lafayette.

 The initial steps have been taken which assures the establishment of a sanitarium in Lafayette, complete in all its appointments for the skillful and scientific treatment of disease.

 A stock company is in process of formation for this purpose, to be capitalized at twenty-five thousand dollars, and the new undertaking is being regarded with high favor by our local physicians and leading business men.

 Such an institution is bound to prove a specially valuable acquisition to our town and an indispensable convenience for our physicians. The favorable geographical and railroad position of Lafayette makes it an ideal location for sanitarium located here will not be limited to the people of Lafayette, but will prove a great boon to suffering humanity throughout Southwest Louisiana.

 The gentlemen who are taking the initiative in this move hope to secure the limited co-operation of their confreres of the medical profession in establishing a sanitarium that will be a credit to Lafayette and a convenience of highest value to the medical profession and the public.

 Applications for stock made to either Dr. J. F. Mouton, Dr. F. R. Tolson or Dr. L. O. Clark will receive due attention. In the  placing of stock preference will naturally be given to members of the medical profession, but subscriptions will be received from business men and citizens also.

Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1905.


 The electric light service rendered by the city has become so unsatisfactory and is causing so much complaint that an Advertiser  reporter called upon Supt. Muller Monday to inquire the reason of the exceedingly poor quality of light furnished. Supt. Muller stated that it was because the wires were being forced to carry too heavy a load for their size, or in other words the carrying wires were too small for the number of lamps attached to them. In order to remedy this condition and enable the city to give better lights, he had recommended to the Council that another wire be run out Buchanan street to the Industrial school which he felt sure would afford relief. This was about decided upon, and he thought would be done shortly.  
Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1905.


 The recent increase in water and light rates, has caused considerable unfavorable comment and much dissatisfaction, notwithstanding it is generally understood that the increase was made in the effort to place the plant upon a self-supporting basis. The necessity for making the plant pay its own expenses is recognized, but objection is taken to the manner, it being urged that the new rates instead of increasing the revenues, will decrease them, because of many present users cutting out the service, and that the proper way would have been to solicit new business. It is only fair to say that the Council felt that the burden imposed on the finances of the town by the failure of the water and light plant to make expenses, should be removed at once, and accordingly took measures which they believed, would give immediate relief. The rates are established are not exorbitant, they compare favorably with the rates of other towns in the State and are, in fact, about as low as the lowest.

 As to whether the Council had adopted the best course to achieve the object in view remains to be seen. One thing is certain, however, that a means to make the plant self-supporting should be found, and not only should show an excess of revenue sufficient to cover wear and tear and provide for an extension of the service.  Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1905.

Another Steam Laundry. - Lafayette is to have another steam laundry, Mr. --------- Delahoussaye, of Alexandria, who came last week to look over the field here, has definitely decided to open a steam laundry, and has arranged with Mr. Leo Doucet to put up a frame building for him on the lot corner of Buchanan and Garfield alley, under a five year lease with a $300 forfeit. The building is to be delivered Jan. 5.   
 Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1905.

A Prosperous Institution.

 Among the prosperous and substantial institutions of this city the Bank of Lafayette has won a deserved place because of the steady progress and vigorous growth which has marked its history since its organization. Under able and conservative management it has steadily won favor with the public, until now it has become necessary to enlarge its quarters to provide adequate facilities, and a new and commodious bank building is in course of construction on Pierce street. At their meeting Dec. 6, the Board of Directors declared a semi annual dividend of four per cent payable Jan. 1.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/14/1905.


Donnelly & Hatfield Minstrels.


Al. G. Field, personal director of the McDonnelly & Hatfield Magnificent Minstrels, for twenty years owner and manager of the Al. G. Field Greater Minstrels, has been fortunate in securing one of the strongest acts in vaudeville for this popular organization.

 The Toledos, impersonators of animals, reptiles and amphibious monsters, will make their first American appearance with this company. The performance is an artistic one being elaborately staged. The scene is laid down by the sea. When the curtain goes up a seashore in semi-darkness is disclosed. It is a weird desolate place that reminds one of the antediluvian days. Strange sounds emanate forth from the dark recesses of the big rocks. With the passing of a thought agile creatures in greens and reds and various other colors rise as if by magic from the rocks and assume varied forms. Now a huge reptile throwing off (unreadable words) and shades of the chameleon's and then a big mounted frog in all the colors of the rainbow. The act is done in pantmine, without words, swiftly, noiselessly. This is a guaranteed attraction and will be the best minstrel show properly staged in Lafayette.   Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1905.

"Dora Thorne."

 To those who have never read Bertha M. Clay's famous novel, the following synopsis will prove interesting, especially as "Dora Thorne" will appear in a dramatized form at the Jefferson Theatre, Monday, Dec. 18. This play and book deals with a beautiful love story in a rural English home. An innocent young girl, daughter of a lodge keeper of an Englishman of high birth, is loved by the son of the latter. The match meets with disfavor of the young man's father, but despite the fact that his father informs him either to give up the girl or his home and luxury, he chooses Dora Thorne and marries her.

 The young girl, a pure and honest creature loves the young man quite as much as he loves her, but through the efforts of a young sailor who has loved the girl from early childhood and who also desires to make her his wife, the young people are separated and made to believe later that each other has been unfaithful to the other. This state comes about as a result of the efforts of Lady Chartaris and the father of the Earl.

 The young sailor returns after a two years' voyage, to find that Dora's father has been transferred from him to the young nobleman and several complications arise from this, which for a time take a serious aspect, both for Dora and her lover. The time arrives when honesty and faithfulness triumph and the closing scenes find everything favorable for the young folks.

 The company appearing in "Dora Thorne" is said to be of exceptional merit, and the scenery and costumes beautiful. Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1905.

 Pauline Hall Opera Co.

 Sunday night the Jefferson was packed, nothing but standing room left, to see Pauline Hall in that beautiful opera Dorcas. The excursion brought over 200 people and numbers from Breaux Bridge and the neighboring towns were present. Unfortunately the scenery failed to arrive and this caused considerable loss in the presentation, but the company was such an excellent one that withstanding this drawback, the performance was excellent. The show is very much the best ever seen here. Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1905.

By Dr. Beverly Warner, Under Auspices of Women's Club for Benefit of Scholarship Fund.

 In order to raise money to assist them in maintaining a student at the Industrial School who is unable to pay his own way, the Woman's Club, which has so generously undertaken this laudable work for several years past, has secured Dr. Beverly Warner, of New Orleans, one of the most gifted divines in the South, to deliver a lecture upon the Merchant of Venice, one of the most interesting of the many wonderful plays of Shakespeare in the auditorium of the Industrial Institute, to-morrow, Thursday night at 8 0'clock. Dr. Warner is a noted student of Shakespeare and his lecture in which he will present the new view of Shylock will be an intellectual treat of a high order. Those who can attend, should do so; they will spend a delightful evening listening to an entertaining speaker upon a fascinating subject, and, best of all, contribute to a most worthy cause.     Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1905.

 The great power of the Press is well recognized, and this power is being generally exercised in the direction of good. When can estimate the grandness of the results in higher citizenship and in material prosperity that would come to the State if every newspaper in Louisiana would insistently and without ceasing, apply itself toward promoting and uplifting the cause of education among the masses?

 This reflection is suggested by a thoughtful and timely editorial in the Louisiana School Review for November, directing the attention of school teachers to the great value of the local newspaper as a lever for moving the educational world, and urging a policy of cordial and determined co-operation between the press and the schools throughout the State.

 The Louisiana School Review proposes that teachers form an alliance with their local newspapers for the publishing of "a regular weekly school column for the record of current events in local schools, communicated by bright pupils who have won by competition the position of editors, for their respective schools; providing, also, for a regular space devoted to such items such as the voting of taxes for school purposes, erection of new buildings and all the evidence of educational growth in the community - with corresponding records for other communities and sections of the State for comparison; providing; also, that every school should get several copies of the home papers and that there should be a fifteen minute period in the school program every day for the recounting of current events; providing, also, that all teachers should encourage parents of their pupils to subscribe for at least one of the local papers, thus developing further the reading habit in the community and at the same time enlarging the paper's circulation, influence and income."

 Commenting further on the subject The Louisiana School Review says:

 Nevertheless, the indisputable truth remains that many modes of reciprocating helpfulness can be cultivated between schools and press and that they should be used with purposiveness and regularity. We already help each other; let us do so more. Let us teachers be sure to keep our home papers supplied with school news of a helpful sort, and let us promote their growth and circulation.

 Unquestionably, there is a strong community of interest between the newspaper and the school house, in which the public at large comes in for a good part. The newspaper and the school house are the two greatest educational forces in the world, and by combining and concentrating their power in the direction of lifting up the masses of the people to the highest plane of intelligence, they can and they will achieve wonderful results.

 We heartily endorse the sentiment of The Louisiana School review regarding the formation of a closer alliance between the schools and the press as offering a most powerful method of promoting the (unreadable word) of the commonwealth, and we can now conceive of a higher public service the newspaper may perform than by lending its influence unreservedly to the cause of education, whose highest and best expression is found in the public school system of our land.

 The two local newspapers of Lafayette, The Gazette and The Advertiser, have always given special attention editorially and otherwise, to the subject of public education at home, and it may be said without any impropriety that both of these newspapers have contributed in a measurable degree to the popular interest in our public schools, that everybody acknowledges are dong a grand work for the children of Lafayette town and parish.

 The good effects of the coalition between the newspaper and the school house in our own midst are too evident to be mistaken and should be the pride of the people of Lafayette - and The Advertiser commends the plan to the other newspapers in Louisiana, in the knowledge that in such an alliance lays the most certain and broadest foundation for the greatness of our State.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1902.

Public Ball Evil:  Police Jury Acts.
 In our last issue we called attention to the public ball evil and urged the Police Jury to adopt means for the proper regulation or abatement of this great public nuisance. We are glad to note that the Jury at its last meeting took decisive action on the question by appointing a special committee to draft an ordinance for the strict regulation of public balls under conditions that will have a deterring effect on them. Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1905.


 Lafayette, La., December 4, 1905.

 A regular meeting of the City Council was held this day with Chas. O. Mouton presiding; members present, C. D. Caffery, P. Krauss, Simeon Begnaud, O. B. Hopkins; absent, F. E. Girard, B. N. Coronna, A. R. Trahan.

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

 Dr. E. L. Stephens, again appeared before the Council, relative to the new rates for lights, explained that the position of the Institute and clearly presented to them, whereby the present new rate would greatly cripple the finances of the Institute, which it was not in a position to meet without hindering some departments of said Institute. Whereupon it was moved by Mr. P. Krauss, and duly seconded by Mr. Simeon Begnaud, that, half rate be and is hereby granted the Industrial Institute for light, and a special rate of fifty dollars per annum for the use of water for a period of one year. Carried.

 Lafayette, La., December, 4, 1905. - To the Hon. Mayor and members of the City Council, Lafayette, La. - Acting upon the faith of the ordinance adopted by your Honorable Body on November 18, 1905, the committee on right of way for the Baton Rouge railroad, have secured the consent of the First National Bank and the Bank of Lafayette, of this place, to advance the amount necessary to meet the cost of the right of way in this parish for said railroad, upon obligations signed by divers citizens, payment whereof is to be met by appropriation covered by said ordinances.

 Said obligations are now herewith submitted for your consideration, and we ask that the same be spread on your minutes.
               Respectfully submitted,
                     CHAS. D. CAFFERY,
 Chairman Right of Way Committee for the Baton Rouge Railroad.
         Ed. G. Voorhies, Secretary.

                         Lafayette, La., November 20, 1904.
 On February 1, 1907, I promised to pay to the order of the First National Bank of Lafayette, La., the sum of two thousand dollars, and a like sum annually thereafter until the sum of nine thousand three hundred and thirty-three dollars with six per cent annum interest thereon from this date is paid in full, and if this obligation is placed in the hands of an attorney for collection, then ten per cent is to be added thereto as attorney's fees. Interest to be paid annually.
  It being a condition of this obligation that the City Council of Lafayette, La., are primarily liable for the above amount which is to be paid out of the general funds of the town as per resolution of said Council of date Nov. 18, 1905, and that I shall be liable thereon only if for any reason said amount is not so paid by said Council.

                        Lafayette, La., November 20, 1905.
 On February 1, 1907, I promise to pay to the order of the Bank of Lafayette, La., the sum of one thousand dollars, and a like sum annually with six per cent annum interest thereon from this date is paid in full, and if this obligation is placed in the hands of an attorney-at-law for collection, then ten per cent is to be added thereto as attorney's fees. Interest to be paid annually.
  It being a condition of this obligation that the City Council of Lafayette, La., are primarily liable for the above amount, which is to be paid out of the general funds of the town as per resolution of said Council of date, November 18, 1905, and that I shall be liable thereon only if for any reason said amount is not so paid by said Council.


 Moved and seconded that the following is adopted.

 The Council having considered the foregoing report; be it ordained by the City Council of Lafayette, La., that the action of the committee on right of way for the Baton Rouge railroad, as set forth in their foregoing report be and the same hereby rarified and approved, and it is further ordered that same be spread on the minutes. Carried.

 Moved and seconded that the mayor appoint a committee of three to investigate the charge brought before the Council relative to prostitutes' houses in the town and report as soon as possible. Carried.

 The Mayor thereupon appointed Messrs. O. B. Hopkins, P. Krauss, Simeon Begnaud.

 The Council then adjourned to meet Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p. m.
J. P. COLOMB, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1905.

Police Jury Proceedings.
        Lafayette, La., Dec. 7, 1905.
 The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: M. Billeaud, Jr., president, L. G. Breaux, Cornelius Spell, J. A. Begnaud, J. H. Connoly, Valery Boudreaux, and J. E. Mouton. Absent: P. R. Landry, and Albert Theall.

 In the absence of Secretary Felix H. Mouton, F. V. Mouton was made secretary pro tem.

 The minutes of the regular meeting held Nov. 2, were read and approved.

 Judge Conrad Debaillon appeared before the Jury as a representative from Broussard and the following letter read by him was ordered filed.

     Lafayette, La., Dec. 7, 1905.
 To the Honorable the President and Members of the Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette, Louisiana.

 Gentlemen: - I am directed to inform you that the village of Broussard, situated in the fifth ward of this Parish, and lately incorporated under the laws of the State, will levy license taxes upon all trades, occupations, etc., in said village, equal in amount to those levied by your honorable body; and that said license taxes shall be used for the purposes specified in act No. 142 of 1904.

 You are therefore, respectfully requested to instruct the sheriff of the parish of Lafayette not to collect license taxes in the village of Broussard.
        (Signed)  C. DEBAILLON,

 A letter was read from Mr. J. L. Cunningham about the road at Sidney Martin's place. Attorney C. H. Mouton stated that he would see Mr. Wm. Campbell, District Attorney, and attend to the matter.

 The following position was presented by Juror Cornelius Spell.

 To the President and Members of the Police Jury, Lafayette Parish:

 We the undersigned citizens and freeholders of this parish, recognizing the importance and necessity of public highways to give free and easy access for the transportation of produce and to facilitate the attendance of children upon the public schools, do represent to your honorable body:

 1st. That in the second ward there is a public road running north and south two miles west of Ridge P. O. There is another running north and south at Ridge, then going east the only public highway going north and south is situated six miles east of Ridge in the eighth ward.

 2nd. That a public road is needed for the convenience of the farmers and school children of the eastern part of the second ward, beginning at the property of Oneal Foreman on the Lagneaux road, running south along the properties of the undersigned to the land of Eloi Vincent, a distance of two miles and a half, more or less.

 3rd. That on condition this road is accepted by the parish each of the following property holders agrees to give 15 feet on each side of his respective property bordering on the proposed road.

 4th. That we agree to deliver to the parish, free of cost, the road well graded with necessary bridges, the parish furnishing the lumber. We further agree to keep it in perfect repair for a period of one year.

 We petition you to accept of our offer and to appoint a committee to receive the road when completed.

 The land is to be donated by the following citizens of the second ward:

 Rhodolph Aker, Ambroise Aker, Rodolph Whittington, Cecil Foreman, Jos. Dupleix Simon, Elie Duhon, Charles Foreman, Oliva Trahan, Valentin Duhon, William Durall, Jules Trahan, Louis Whittinton, Wm. Whittington.

 After some discussion it was decided that the request of the petitioners to be granted, provided that a forty foot road be donated. It being understood that the road should be graded only thirty feet, and to the satisfaction of Police Juror Cornelius Spell.

 (unreadable words) were appointed to trace the road. Wm. Whittington, Louis Whittington, Valentin Duhon, Elie Duhon, and Rodolph Whittington.

 Mr. Mouton reported the condition of the road along Francois Daigle's land, and recommended the purchase of fifteen feet of land along Tom Roger's land the cost of which would amount to about $55.00.

 Mr. Boudreaux was appointed a committee of one to buy the land and accept the same for the Parish.

 The Jury then took a recess for dinner.

 Afternoon session, with Messrs. P. R. Landry and Albert Theall in attendance.

 Mr. Boudreaux reported on Coulee Mine bridge on Scott road, stating that after advertising for bids there were only two men present to bid and the work was given to them to make the bridge and fix abutments and clean dirt under the bridge for one hundred and fifty dollars. Report accepted and committee discharged with thanks.

 Moved and seconded that the licenses for nineteen hundred and six be the same as the licenses for nineteen hundred and five. Carried.

 After a general discussion it was moved and seconded that a committee of three be appointed to prepare with Attorney C. H. Mouton, a resolution fixing a license for public balls for the year 1906. Carried. Committee: J. A. Begnaud, Cornelius Spell, and Albert Theall.

 After reading the following letter from Mr. Wm. T. Rigby, Chairman, Vicksburg National Military Park Associations, the following resolution was adopted.


 Hon. M. Billeaud, President, Police Jury, Lafayette Parish.

                     Broussardville, La.
  Dear Sir: - The commission has the honor to invite attention to the pamphlet herewith enclosed and to request that it be carefully read by each member of the Lafayette Parish Police Jury. The commission suggests that your honorable body adopt a resolution, at a regular meeting, requesting the members of the legislature from Lafayette parish to use their best efforts and their votes to secure a liberal appropriation at the next session of the legislature for Louisiana memorials in the Vicksburg park to her 41 commands (see 6th page of enclosed pamphlet) engaged in the operations of the campaign and defense of Vicksburg; that you send a copy of said resolution to each of the Parish's members of the legislature, that you have published in the Parish, and that you request the editor of each to make mention of the resolution and send a marked copy of his paper containing it and his editorial thereon to Lieut. Gen. Stephen D. Lee, Columbus, Miss.
             Very respectfully,
     Wm. T. RIGBY, Chairman.
 It will be a personal favor to me for your honorable body to take the action above suggested by the commission.
                     STEPHEN D. LEE,
  Confederate Park Commissioner.

 Having received a communication from the Vicksburg National Military Park Commission of Vicksburg, Miss. Suggesting that the Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette request the members of the legislature to use their influence and efforts to an appropriation from the State for Louisiana memorials in the Vicksburg Park to her commands engaged in the operation of the campaign and defense of Vicksburg, whereas in the opinion of this body it is laudable and proper that every mark of respect should be paid by the present and future generations to the memory of the veteran patriots who defended what they thought to be the right of their State.

 Be it resolved by this body that the members from this parish to the State Legislature are invited, in the next Legislature to use their best efforts to secure a liberal appropriation for the Louisiana memorials in the Vicksburg Park as contemplated by the Vicksburg National Military Park Commission.

 The Treasurer submitted the following report which was read and approved.

 To the President and Members of Police Jury, Parish Lafayette, La.

 Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of the Parish funds since my last report.

 Respectfully submitted,
            J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.
 Lafayette, La. Dec. 7, 1905.

 To the President and Members of Police Jury, Parish Lafayette, La.

 Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of the Special Road funds since by last report.


 To balance on hand last report...$1,202.48.
 To J. A. Begnaud for 1st ward...$50.00
 To Tax Collector, taxes collected Sept, Oct, Nov ... $211.00

 Total receipts ... $1,883.48.


 By 5 per cent commission, Tax Collector ... $1,055.00
 By App'd orders ... $260.00.

 Total disbursements ... $270.60
 By balance on hand ... $1,282.88

    As follows by wards:
 To balance on hand 1st ward ... $152.67
 To balance on hand 2nd ward ... $91.86
 To balance on hand 3rd ward ... $32.96
 To balance on hand 4th ward ... $4.30
 To balance on hand 5th ward ... $409.61
 To balance on hand 6th ward ... $479.82
 To balance on hand 7th ward ... $106.36
 To balance on hand 8th ward ... $5.30

 Total .... $1,282.88
    Respectfully submitted,
          J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.
 Lafayette, La., Dec. 7, 1905.

 The following accounts were read, approved and ordered paid.










 D. B. SMITH, guard duty, general fund ... $18.00


 Philibert Domingue, digging well and material, general fund ... $13.85.


 Felix Begnaud, canvassing, general fund ... $12.00
 Willis Daniel, canvassing, general fund ... $8.00
 Louis Broussard, canvassing, general fund ... $7.00
 Chas. Montgomery, canvassing, general fund ... $7.00
 H. L. Monnier, services justice of the peace, general fund ... $25.75
 Mrs. J. C. Couvillon, rope, general fund ... $1.75
 J. P. Perez, telephone service, general fund ... $10.25
 George Malagarie, attending Ind., Convention, general fund ... $18.00
 A. E. Mouton, lumber, general fund ... $7.00
 Lafayette Gazette, printing, general fund ... $.30
 Demas Comeaux, telephone service general fund ... $8.50
 C. F. Latiolais, swearing guards, general fund ... $3.00
 Eugene Ducharme, building detention camp, general fund ... $4.00
 Dr. L. A. Prejean, telephone message, general fund ... $2.70
 D. Doucet, guard duty, general fund ... $4.00
 Simon Broussard, guard duty, general fund ... $21.00
 Sidney Patin, guard duty, general fund ... $28.00
 Ulysse Fabre, guard duty, general fund ... $27.oo
 Jos. Begnaud, guard duty, general fund ... $42.00
 John Creighton, guard duty, general fund ... $7.00
 Emile Turpin, guard duty, general fund ... $5.00
 Edwin Moore, guard duty, general fund ... $5.00
 Arthur Poimboeuf, guard duty, general fund, $8.00
 Clebert Leblanc, guard duty, general fund ... $45.00
 John Doucet, guard duty, general fund ... $8.00
 Carlos Girouard, guard duty, general fund ... $6.00
 Victor Martin, guard duty, general fund ... $37.00
 Edwin Mouton, guard duty, general fund ... $34.00
 Morris Burke, guard duty, general fund ... $7.00
 Ambroise Begnaud, guard duty, general fund ... $38.00
 C. M. McNaspy, guard duty, general fund ... $11.00
 Irwin Mouton, guard duty, general fund ... $67.00
 Irwin Mouton, guard duty, general fund .. $6.00
 Harry Church, guard duty, general fund ... $6.00
 J. G. Cochrane, guard duty, general fund ... $45.00
 Ernest Guidroz, guard duty, general fund ... $43.50
 Leonce Martin, guard duty, general fund ... $38.00
 Ulysse Dugas, guard duty, general fund ... $36.00
 Numa Begnaud, guard duty, general fund ... $14.00
 A. O. Darby, guard duty, general fund ... $17.00
 Horace Meaux, guard duty, general fund ... $44.00
 Alex Broussard, guard duty, general fund ... $6.00
 Sigismond Bernard, guard duty, general fund ... $44.00
 Nelson Higginbotham, guard duty, general fund ... $44.00
 J. A. Menville, guard duty, general fund ... $6.00
 F. Antement, guard duty, general fund ... $44.00
 David Shell, guard duty, general fund ... $44.00
 Albert Leblanc, guard duty, general fund ... $38.00
 Demas Comeaux, guard duty, general fund ... $44.00
 Ernest Crouchet, guard duty, general fund ... $40.00
 John Whitmeyer, Jr., guard duty, general fund ... $34.00
 Edward Hebert, guard duty, general fund ... $36.00
 Willie Mouton, guard duty, general fund ... $34.00
 Martial Doucet, guard duty, general fund ... $30.00
 Saul Arceneaux, guard duty, general fund ... $29.00
 Mike Grossi, guard duty, general fund ... $44.00
 Frank Gallagher, guard duty, general fund ... $14.00
 J. M. Olivier, guard duty, general fund ... $72.00
 Louis Lagrange, guard duty, general fund ... $8.00
 Dallas Foote, guard duty, general fund ... $45.00
 Adam Lacobie, guard duty, general fund ... $37.00
 Elie Billeaud, guard duty, general fund ... $38.00
 Auguste Lafflin, guard duty, general fund ... $38.00
 Alton Breaux, guard duty general fund ... $8.00
 Ceaser Burke, guard duty, general fund ... $37.00
 I. A. McBride, guard duty, general fund ... $76.00
 A. McBride, guard duty, general fund ... $76.00
 W. E. Johnson, guard duty, general fund ... $44.00
 Rigobert Guidry, guard duty, general fund ... $7.00
 Geo. Bernard, guard duty, general fund ... $26.00
 Florentin Trahan, guard duty, general fund ... $7.00
 Edward Lacobie, guard duty, general fund ... $33.00
 Benny Mouton, guard duty, general fund ... $24.00
 Duluc Guidry, guard duty, general fund ... $38.00

 There being no further business a motion to adjourn prevailed.
          F. V. MOUTON, Secretary Pro Tem.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1905.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 12/13/1905.

 Harvey White, night operator at Carencro, has been transferred as night operator at Sulphur Mine. He left for his new post Friday.

 Prof. and Mrs. J. W. Faulk, of Broussard, had the great misfortune to lose their baby, about ten months old, at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. The little remains were taken to Indian Bayou for interment. The Advertiser extends its sincere sympathy to the bereaved parents.

 Only twenty-five days left in which to pay your poll tax, pay it now, don't wait. All good citizens should be able to vote.

 A. J. Macfee will leave the Southern Pacific service on the fifteenth and will go to Houston to live.

 B. H. Wilkins, after a visit of seven months in Germany, returned Saturday much improved in health. He has opened a fish, oyster and vegetable market near his former butcher shop.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1905.

 From the Lafayette Gazette of December 13th, 1902:


Verdict of Guilty Reported Tuesday Night - Trial Lasts Two Days.

 Last Monday morning Judge Debaillon convened the special term of court called to try the case of Daniel McCoy, the negro charged with criminal assault. The court-room was crowded with people, most of whom from the second ward where the crime was committed.

 District Attorney Campbell was at his post and represented the State, and as usual, did his duty fearlessly and well. Mr. John L. Kennedy appeared in behalf of the prisoner. He conducted his side of the case in a very skillful manner and made an able argument to the jury. Sheriff Broussard performed his duties and handled the great crowd with his well-known  tact.

 No time was lost to select the jury. When the noon hour was reached and an adjournment was taken for dinner, the following jurors had been selected to try the case: Charles Montgomery, Leonard Guidry, Conrad Brandt, A. Alfred Mouton , Louis Butcher, Bernard Miller, Juddy Benton, Etienne Mouton, Alfred Hebert, F. E. Darby, D. Schwartz, Alcee Landry.

 At 2 o'clock the trial was resumed. During the afternoon the State's witnesses testified. When night came and the prosecution was practically closed, Judge Debaillon expressed his willingness to hold an all-night session to get through with the case, but at the request of counsel the court adjourned until the next morning.

 At nine o'clock sharp Tuesday morning the second day of the trial was begun. District Attorney Campbell soon concluded his side of the case, and Mr. Kennedy proceeded with the defense. The forenoon was taken up by the examination of the defendant's witnesses. In the afternoon the case was argued. Judge Debaillon delivered an exceptionally clear and exhaustive charge to the jurors who retired to the room of deliberation at 5:15. Two hours later the jury returned to the court-room and through its foreman. Alfred Hebert, reported a verdict of guilty as charged in the bill of indictment. Sheriff Broussard took charge of McCoy and conducted him to his cell. No effort was made to molest the prisoner.

 During the trial a large crowd, mostly relatives and friends of the lady who was ravished, were in the court-room. Though visibly affected by the testimony of the prosecutrix which revealed the revolting particulars of the crime, no demonstration was made by the crowd. They behaved admirably well throughout the trial. The verdict no doubt met with their approval. Lafayette Gazette 12/13/1902.

McCoy Sentenced.

 Judge Debaillon pronounced the sentence of death upon Daniel McCoy yesterday morning.

 When asked if he had anything to say why sentence should not be passed, the prisoner said he was innocent. His voice and manner indicated that he had weakened very much since his conviction.

 Mr. Kennedy, counsel for McCoy, filed a motion for a new trial which was overruled by the court. Mr. Kennedy will take an appeal to the Supreme Court.

 It now devolves upon the governor to fix the date on which McCoy will be executed unless the Supreme Court interferes with the judgement of the lower court.

 To guard against any possibility of escape Sheriff Broussard has decided to take McCoy to the New Orleans jail where he will await the day of his execution.

Lafayette Gazette 12/13/1902.

John Patrick McCaffery's Awful Fate at Franklin.
 [N. O. Times-Democrat., Dec. 9]

 John Patrick McCaffery, a young fireman on the Morgan's Louisiana and Texas division of the Southern Pacific road, was struck and instantly killed yesterday morning by an inbound passenger train on that road. The accident occurred near Franklin, La., about 5 o'clock in the morning. Engineer Pat Dillon, who was in charge of the engine which McCaffery was firing, was also struck by the train. His leg was broken and he sustained other injuries.

 The body of the dead fireman was brought to Algiers last night and turned over to John A. Barrett, the undertaker. The body was placed in a metallic casket and will be shipped to New York at 9:20 o'clock this morning over the Louisville and Nashville road.

 McCaffery was fireman on freight engine No. 179 of the Southern Pacific road. Early yesterday morning his engine stopped near Franklin for water. He crawled under the engine to clean out the ash pan. That piece of work completed, he squirmed around under the engine and began to crawl out again. He had just put his head out between the wheels, when an inbound passenger train swept by on the other track. The pilot of the passenger engine struck young McCaffery on the head just above the ear, carrying away almost the entire top of the head. Engineer Dillon was also down on the ground oiling his engine. He said last night that he remembered nothing whatever about the accident, except that when he came back to consciousness after being struck, the body of the dead fireman was lying across him. Dillon's leg was broken and he sustained other injuries.

 Engineer Dillon came to Algiers early yesterday morning on the engine which had killed McCaffery. He was taken to his home at 534 Pacific avenue, where he was attended by a doctor. The coroner at Franklin had to view the body of the young fireman, and consequently it did not reach Algiers until 7:33 o'clock last night. A delegation from Endeavor Lodge No. 267, Brotherhood of Locomotive firemen, met the body at the train and have charge of the funeral.

 John Patrick McCaffery was comparatively a stranger in Algiers. He has been down here about two years. He was twenty-four years of age and a native of New Jersey. He has a father living in New York. Master Mechanic J. J. Ryan of Houston, who in charge of this division of the Southern Pacific, and who is in town attending the funeral of A. C. Hutchinson, is a relative of the young man.

 Although he had been here only about two years, young McCaffery made many friends in Algiers. Lafayette Gazette 12/13/1902.

Reception to Capt. Moss.

 A number of the friends of Capt. Moss availed themselves of an opportunity to meet him at a supper Thursday night at the home of S. R. Parkerson. Capt. Moss returned to Lafayette a few days ago after quite a long term of service with the American army in the Philippines. Since his visit her four years ago he was promoted to the the rank of captain, a fact which gave no little satisfaction to his friends in Lafayette who were particularly pleased at his promotion because it was known to be a recognition of his merits as a soldier, and not the result of a political influence or favoritism.
Lafayette Gazette 12/13/1902.

A Big Hit. - "A Wise Woman," the comedy farce by Wilfred Clarke, has according to the reviews seen of the production, scored the most emphatic kind of a hit. It is serving as vehicle to display the talent and ability of one of America's daintiest and most fetching comediennes, Marie Lamour, for the past several seasons with Augustin Daly's company, and she is credited with having scored very strongly in the production.
Lafayette Gazette 12/13/1902.

Prof. Lillibridge Wins the Morris Chair.

 The writing contest of Pellerin & DeClouet, the furniture dealers, was closed on Dec. 10 as advertised. One hundred persons entered the contest, nearly every station on the Southern Pacific from Lake Charles to New Iberia and from Alexandria to Lafayette being represented. Among the competitors were two persons living at Houston.

 As was explained in these columns some time ago Pellerin & DeClouet offered a fine Morris chair to the person who would write "Pellerin & DeClouet, Furniture Store" the greatest number of times in a square space measuring 2 7/8 x 5 1/3 inches. The highest number reached is 762 and the lowest is 38. Many ranged from 200 to 400. Prof. Lillibridge of the Industrial Institute, who wrote the sentence 762 times in a plain, legible hand, was awarded the prize. Mr. L. P. Serret was second best in the race, and Mr. Goldsberry was third. We give below the names of those who passed the 100 mark:

Lafayette Gazette 12/13/1902.

Episcopal Bazaar and Entertainment.
  The bazaar and entertainment for the benefit of the Episcopal church will take place Saturday, Dec. 20, as has already been announced, and the ladies of the Episcopal Guild are planning to make the affair a social as well as a financial success.

 One of the features of the day will be the serving of a good dinner for fifty cents, beginning at noon. Orders from families for viands, salads, pies, cakes, etc., will receive special attention. Another popular attraction will be the booths at which fancy articles and useful objects of all kinds will be sold to the public at moderate prices. The day's doings will close with an entertainment on the stage of an interesting character. The program will be given to the public  as soon as it will be given to the public as soon as it will have finally arranged, but it is already known that the audience will be favored with a cornet solo by Lafayette's talented young musician, Mr. Walter J. Mouton; and a pretty children's drill has been promised by Miss Holmes, of the Lafayette primary school. Also Capt. James A. Miss, lately returned from the Philippines, has kindly acceded to the request of the ladies of the Episcopal Guild to give a talk on the experiences of our soldiers in the Philippines, and some of the customs and characteristics of the Filipino people.

 The bazaar and entertainment will take place at Falk's Hall. A small fee of 25 cents for adults and 15 cents for children will be charged for the stage entertainment at night.
Lafayette Gazette 12/13/1902.


Pupils will Give an Entertainment Friday, December 19th.

 In order to raise money to pay off a considerable debt incurred in putting in a partition, and removing the stage to make an additional room for the accommodation of pupils, the Lafayette High School will give a concert at Falk's hall, Friday, Dec. 19, 1902.

 The people of Lafayette have always responded liberally when called on for assistance by the schools, and no doubt they will be equally liberal in the present case. Pupils of the school will wait upon the citizens with tickets which will be sold at 25 cents, and it is hoped that everyone will buy one or more. The following entertaining program has been prepared:

Lafayette Gazette 12/13/1902.

Annual Supper.

 Last Monday night the members of the Sontag Band assembled at the new restaurant of Billeaud & Mouton to eat their first annual supper together. The menu was all that could be desired, the viands, delicacies and wines being of the best, and the service was splendid. Many toasts were drunk to the health of Prof. Sontag, the talented leader of the band.

 After the supper the following officers were re-elected to serve another year: Prof. Florent Sontag, leader; Dr. F. E. Girard, manager; Dr. G. A. Martin, president; Dr. F. E. Girard, vice-president; George A. DeBlanc, secretary; W. J. Mouton, treasurer. Besides its excellence as a musical organization, the Sontag Band is noted for the fraternal relations which exist among the members. Lafayette Gazette 12/13/1902.

To Dam Vermilion and Mermentau Rivers.

 Washington D. C., Dec. 11. - A favorable committee report on Representative Broussard's bills providing for the damning of Vermilion and Mermentau rivers in the interest of the rice farmers will probably be forthcoming within the next two or three days as a result of a conference held this afternoon between Chairmen Burton, of the rivers and harbors committee, and Hepburn, of the committee on interstate foreign commerce.

 It has been decided that the two bills may properly be transferred from Mr. Hepburn's to Mr. Burton's committee. If an order for the transfer is made this afternoon, as expected, the rivers and harbors committee will be called to meet at 11:30 to-morrow to consider the bills.

 A most favorable report on them from the war department was sent in to-day and will probably be followed by favorable action on the part of the committee.

 Representative Rand will do everything possible to secure favorable report without delay. Lafayette Gazette 12/13/1902.


 During the absence of her husband Mrs. White, a resident of Brusly Landing, West Baton Rouge parish, was awakened by the entrance of a negro into her room. The intruder advanced toward the bed of his intended victim, when the latter drew a revolver from under the pillow and pointed it at the brute who turned and ran out of the house. The plucky woman fired several shots at the fleeing negro, but unfortunately missed the mark.

 Had not Mrs. White used the pistol, which she had prudently placed under her pillow, it is easy to surmise what would have followed.

 In view of the failure of punishment to act as a deterrent in these cases, some one wisely suggested that the women of the South, particularly those who live in isolated districts, be taught to use the weapons to defend themselves against the  fiendish attacks of lustful brutes. Whenever the woman has been able to use a revolver or a gun, her would-be assailant has not hesitated to run for his life. As in the case of Mrs. White at Brusly Landing, a pistol in the frail hands of a plucky woman is the most powerful deterrent against the commission of this most heinous of all crimes. A fire-arm within reach of the person who is attacked is the only thing to prevent the fiend from carrying out is intention. To hang or burn the brute after the outrage is committed affords but little satisfaction and in no degree repairs the great wrong which has been done. Had the unfortunate woman, who was recently outraged in this this parish and who was subjected to great humiliation, been provided with a revolver it is safe to say her assailant would not have consummated his hellish designs. The coward would have fled and Lafayette parish would have been spared an awful indignity.

 The men of this section can always be depended upon to mete out condign punishment to the beasts who ravish their women, but the only remedy which may in a measure prevent the perpetration of these unspeakable infamies seems to be in the hands of the women themselves - a ready pistol, a trusty rifle of a shotgun.

 Let all the women of the South, especially those who live in the rural districts, be taught how to handle fire-arms. Therein lie the most effective means to protect themselves against the lecherous devils. Mrs. White has shown what a plucky woman can do with a revolver. Lafayette Gazette 12/13/1902.

Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., Dec. 4, 1902. The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: M. Billeaud, Jr.,  J. C. Buchanan, J. A. Labbe, F. C. Mouton, Alex  M. Broussard, Saul Broussard, Jno. Whittington and Alonzo Lacy. Absent J. O. Blanchet.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 Supt. Alleman appeared and represented that owing to the failure of the president to issue his proclamation the special election in the first ward, ordered for Dec. 1, had not been held. Those interested desired to make certain changes in the proposition submitted and asked that the matter be held in abeyance.

 Mr. Saul Broussard reported the repair of two bridges at LeBlanc's 6th ward. Approved.

 Mr. Broussard also reported sending Eliza Guidry, a sick girl, to the Charity Hospital and by motion his expenses bill was  approved for $40.

 By motion of Mr. Mouton the following resolution was duly adopted:

 Resolved that the respective roadoverseers of the different wards be and are hereby instructed to use every effort in conjunction with proprietors interested to remove all Cherokee hedged and other obstructions in and along the public roads in order to maintain the highways in proper traveling condition.

 Mr. Billeaud reported several cases of hydrophobia among animals in the 5th ward and was instructed to exercise due diligence in preventing the spread of the disease.

 Mr. Buchanan reported the complaint of Mr. Wm. Walker relative to the boundary line of the public road, but no action was taken.

 By motion duly made the president appointed Messrs. J. A. Labbe, F. G. Mouton and R. C. Greig a committee to settle with the tax-collector for taxes and licenses for the year 1904.

 The treasurer submitted his monthly reports as follows:

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

 Respectfully submitted,
              J. E. MARGTIN, Treasurer.

   Lafayette, La., Dec. 4, 1902.
       To the President and Members of Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette, La. - Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of special road fund since my last report.

Respectfully submitted,
               J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.

Lafayette, La., Dec. 4, 1902.
     The following account was rejected:

H. Mouton, printing 1st ward election notice ... $18.25.
 [Due by the people of first ward as per resolution of Police Jury.]

     The following account was laid over:
Leon Plonsky, blankets ... $8.75.

 The following accounts were approved:

 By motion of Mr. Mouton the Jury adjourned to meet Wednesday Dec. 17, to complete public business.
M. BILLEAUD, JR., President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 12/13/1902.

Selected News Notes (Gazette) 12/13/1902.

Died. At the residence of Mr. L. P. Serret, in Lafayette, at 4 o'clock, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1902, Mrs. Abija Baily, born Susan Mudd, aged 67 years.

 There will be an open meeting of the Attakapas Literary Society, at the Industrial Institute, Friday, Dec. 19, at 7:30. The public is invited.

 The Institute foot-ball team, accompanied by a number of friends, left yesterday afternoon for New Orleans to play with the Eagles. The game will take place to-morrow afternoon at the Athletic Park.

 The Nickerson addition on Lincoln avenue is now laid out and for sale in blocks to suit purchaser. Terms easy. Apply to J. C. NICKERSON, Real Estate Agent.

 F. D. Finch, traveling agent of the Illinois Central, was in Lafayette yesterday in the interest of that road. The Illinois Central is advertising very low rates for the holidays.

Stolen. - On Saturday night, Dec. 6, one sorrel mare, 3 years old, about 4 1/2 feet high, with new saddle and bridle, was stolen from near the store of Mouton & Salles. Branded on the left hip. Reward will be given to the one returning same to EUGENE BROUSSARD, Lafayette.

 The Crowley news announces that John Langdon, an oil expert from New York City, is making preparations to bore three wells at Anse la Butte. It is stated that Mr. Langdon represents the capitalists who have leased Dr. F. R. Martin's holdings at Anse la Butte and is backed by all the money necessary to make thorough investigations.

 The Gazette returns thanks to J. C. Nickerson, real estate agent, and Plonsky Bros., of the "Leader Store," for very neat calendars.

 Mr. J. C. Couvillon has just returned from New Orleans where he had gone to buy a complete stock of holiday goods. He invites the public to call at his store to see his goods and get his prices. Lafayette Gazette 12/13/1902.

From the Lafayette Advertiser of December 13th, 1902:


 The trial of the negro, Daniel McCoy, charged with criminal assault, was begun last Monday, a special term of court having been called. The trial, which lasted two days was followed throughout with intense interest. A large number of people from various parts of the parish were present each day. The prisoner was ably defended by Mr. Jno. L. Kennedy and had the benefit of an intelligent and capable jury. The trial closed Tuesday about 5 o'clock p. m., when the case was submitted to the jury. After deliberating nearly two hours, the jury returned a unanimous verdict of guilty.

 The fact that the people of Lafayette patiently waited and allowed this negro a fair trial before the courts when charged with the "unforgivable crime," is most creditable to them in every respect, and speaks volumes for the upright and law abiding character of our people. Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1902.

Primary School Exhibition.

 The concert given by the pupils of the Primary School at Falk's Opera House on Friday night of last week, for the purpose of raising money to buy desks, proved to be a most entertaining affair. The children all acquitted themselves well and reflected great credit upon themselves and their teachers, Misses Holmes, Mouton and Bagnal who have so carefully and thoroughly drilled them.

 The exhibition was quite a surprise to all who attended, as they hardly expected such a meritorious performance. While every part of the program was exceedingly good, nevertheless the military drill deserves especial mention. The soldierly bearing and perfect movement of these young children would have been creditable to much older and larger pupils.

 From this splendid showing made by our Primary School the people may justly take pride, and feel greatly encouraged to do larger and better and things for our public schools in the future than they have done in the past. Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1902.

J. E. Tolson. - The sudden death of Mr. J. Embry Tolson, which occurred on Tuesday afternoon about 3 o'clock was a great shock to his many friends. He was a man of many fine traits of character, and pleasant unassuming ways that won for him a host of friends. He was 46 years and unmarried. The funeral was held at Dr. Tolson's residence Wed. afternoon at 5 o'clock and the body was laid to rest in the prominent cemetery. Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1902.

In Honor of Capt. Moss,
A Sumptuous Supper at the Home of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Parkerson.

 A delicious supper was served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Parkerson Thursday night in honor of Capt. James A. Moss. The dining hall was beautifully decorated with the national colors, flags and ribbons. Two tables were set upon each of which were spread the most delicate edibles. Flowers were in profusion, and arranged artistically by Mrs. S. R. Parkerson. The service was perfect and contributed greatly to the success of the evening. Capt. Moss was the center of attraction, and entertained the guests with his wonderful experiences in the Philippines and other parts of the world. He is a fluent and graceful talker, and has a delightful way of telling his experiences that made the evening all too short although it was quite late when the guests departed for their homes.

 The following were present:

 Capt. James A. Moss, S. R. Parkerson, Chas. D. Caffery, Dr. N. P. Moss, D. Pelletier, T. M. Biossat, C. O. Mouton, Dr. E. L. Stephens, Prof. V. L. Roy, Dr. F. J. Mouton, Sheriff I. A. Broussard, F. E. Moss, J. C. Nickerson, Chas. S. Parkerson, F. L. Salles, Jerome Mouton, F. V. Mouton,  H. Mouton, Joe E. Mouton, Geo. A. DeBlanc, F. E. Davis, Chas. Debaillon, Joe Billeaud, W, Mills and H. Van der Cruyssen.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1902.

Won't Be Crushed.
 To the Editor of the Advertiser.

 Dear Sir; I sent you a poem last week and asked you to publish it in your paper. You declined, and returned it to me with the crushing reply that I was no poet, and that you could 'turn out better poetry out a sausage machine'. Now I won't be crushed, and I propose to show up your attempt to throttle bubbling genius. Publish this card and the following poem in your columns and charge me at your advertising rates. Yours,
James Metcalf Riley. The Poem.

   I stood upon the ocean's sandy beach
   And with a reed I wrote upon the sand these words,
               "Agnes, I love thee!"
   But the winds came and the waves rolled mountains high,
   And blotted out the fair impression,
   Cruel waves, treacherous sand, fragile reed;
   No longer will I trust to thee,
   But from the highest mountain peak I'll pluck the tallest pine.
   And dipped in the crater of Vesuvious, with I will write
   Upon the high and burnished heavens theses words.
   'A Wise Woman' is drawing the largest audiences ever known,
   And giving entertainment that will take your breath away.
   And I would like to see any
dog gone wave was that out.

Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1902.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 12/13/1902.

 The feast of the Immaculate Conception which occurred on last Monday was observed with proper ceremonies, at the Catholic Church.

 Mr. Louis Bazun returned home Monday after a lengthy absence in France. He reports his trip as a most delightful one.

  Rev. Father Bollard left Tuesday for New Orleans and remains a few days.

 Mr. F. Siadoux has found a shepherd dog. The owner can claim by paying cost.

 Monday night the Sontag Military Band enjoyed a delightful supper at Mouton and Billeaud's restaurant. The occasion was very pleasant indeed.

 Mr. M. Piarrer the tailor, moved to New Iberia Thursday.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1902.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of December 13th, 1890:

Priollaud's Burglarized.

 Thursday morning it was discovered that sometime during the previous night the jewelry store of our old friend Mr. E. Priollaud had been burglarized and robbed of several hundred dollars worth of jewelry which is left in trays in the show cases and window overnight. The burglar effected an entrance through the side window by cutting away the wood at the junction of the shutters where the bolt fits into the sill, then the bolt was raised and the way was clear. The Marshal and sheriff are both at work upon the case, but as yet no arrests have been made.

 Lafayette Advertiser 12 /13/1890.

Lightning Strike at S. P. Warehouse.

 Sunday afternoon, during the heavy rain and thunder shower, lightning struck the chimney and roof of the S. P. warehouse, knocking off few bricks, about six feet square and slating, and breaking two rafters. The current ran down the chimney into the porters room, knocked two legs off a chair, struck a colored porter who was asleep in there (without waking him up), glanced off onto the telegraph battery closet and "busted" two large jars. Nobody was hurt except Ben Donlon, who lost his chew of tobacco when he jumped from the switch engine, which was close by, and broke for home.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1890.

New Train Schedule.

 Wednesday a new time schedule went into effect on the Southern Pacific railroad, the passenger trains now running as follows:   No. 18 west leaves N. O. at 7:45 a. m., arrives in Lafayette at 1:40 and departs at 2 p. m., arriving at Houston at 9:20 p. m.  No. 20 West leaves N. O. 4:15 p. m., arrives at Lafayette at 10:05 and departs at 10:20 p. m., arriving at Houston at 6:57 a. m.  No. 17 from Houston East leaves Houston at 6 p. m., arrives at Lafayette at 1:35 and departs at 1:50 a. m., arriving in N. O. at 7:30 a. m.   No. 50 for Alexandria leaves Lafayette at 2 p. m., arriving at Alexandria at 6:05 p. m.  No. 51 from Alexandria leaves Alexandria at 9:05 a. m., and arrives at Lafayette at 1:15 p. m.

Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1890.

Shoulders to the Wheels.

 Now that the young ladies and gentlemen of the Lafayette Dramatic and Educational Association, who organized the move to build a graded high school, have "put their shoulders to the wheel" and started the enterprise to rolling, would it not be well for some of our older and leading citizens to meet the Association in consultation, and let the Association elect from among these gentlemen a committee to take charge of their funds and co-operate with them in the good work? The Association does not wish to leave that to older heads and better judgment. Their ambition is to give their time and talent and work in their way for the advancement of the cause. Take this under advisement.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1890.

Against Tramps.

 Marshal Micaud had inaugurated a vigorous campaign against tramps. When they arrive now they generally find him concerning himself about their welfare and visible means of support. Generally, as they fail to show up, he is kind enough to advise them that if they have any particular point to make,  a ten minutes walk in that direction would take them outside of our corporate limits and well on their journey. He cannot be too strict or vigilant in his efforts to keep this unavoidable nuisance on the "git up and git," and we are glad to note that he is doing his duty in that line. Make Lafayette unpopular with tramps, and we will try and bear up under their contempt as they shake the dust off their feet at us "as they go by." Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1902.

 Lafayette, La., Dec. 9th, 1890.

Mr. Editor: Will you please announce through your paper, that there will be given to the children of the Methodist Sunday School, a Christian Tree, at Falk's Hall, the night of the 24th inst; and that while this Tree is given to the Sunday School, at the same time, the public at large are cordially invited to attend and make use of the Tree in giving presents to any of their friends.

 There will be a committee of arrangements at the Hall the day before Christmas to receive and arrange upon the Tree.

 Admission to the Hall at night will be free to all; and all are cordially invited to come.

 By order of the Committee of Arrangement.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1890.

 LAFAYETTE, LA., Dec. 5, 1890.

 The City Council of Lafayette met this day in special session and there were present W. B. Bailey, Mayor; A. J. Moss, Pierre Gerac, J. O. Mouton and F. Lombard.

 The Mayor announced the said intelligence of the death of Constable Oucilhe, and thereupon the following was adopted;

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to draft a memorial on the death of Constable Oueilhe with leave to report at next meeting.

 The Mayor appointed on said committee Messrs. A. J. Moss, P. Gerac and J. O. Mouton.

 It was moved and adopted that the Council meet Monday the 8th inst., at 4 o'clock to elect a Constable for the unexpired term.

 The Council then adjourned.
  W. B. BAILEY, Mayor.
  CHAS. D. CAFFERY, Secretary.

          Lafayette La., Dec. 8th, 1890.
 Pursuant to adjournment the City Council met this day, and there were present Messrs. W. B. Bailey, Mayor; A. J. Moss, P. Gerac, John O. Mouton, F. Lombard and J. G. Parkerson.

 The committee appointed to draft memorial on the death of Constable Oueilhe on the death of Constable Louis Oueilhe submitted the following:

 It becomes our sad duty to meekly submit to the decree of an all-wise and most merciful God, ending the earthly career of LOUIS OUEILJE in the prime of his life and usefulness.

 It is Resolved, By the City Council of Lafayette, that in the death of Louis Oueilhe, our town Marshal, we have lost an officer whose ambition it was to perform the difficult and responsible duties of his office properly and satisfactorily; this community, a good man and useful citizen; and his family, a kind and considerate husband and father.

 Resolved, That the Council heartily sympathize with the family of the deceased, and that a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the bereaved widow.
  A. J. MOSS, P. GERAC, JOHN O. MOUTON, Committee.

 And the same was unanimously adopted.

 On motion, the Council proceeded to elect by ballot a Constable for the unexpired term of Louis Oueilhe, with the result following:

 A. Micaud ... 4 votes.
 C. H. Bradley ... 1 vote.

 And said Micaud was declared duly elected for the unexpired term.

 The Council then adjourned.
W. B. BAILEY, Mayor.
CHAS. D. CAFFERY, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1890.

Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., Dec. 1st, 1890.
The Police Jury met this day in regular session, with the following members present: C. P. Alpha, J. G. St. Julien, C. C. Brown, Ford Huffpauir, O. Theriot, A. A. Delhomme and A. D. Landry. Absent R. C. Landry.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 The resolution, appropriation $500.00 for the purpose of a suitable site for a graded school in Lafayette, was adopted, to-wit:

 Be it Resolved, That the sum of $500.00 be and is hereby appropriated for the purpose of purchasing a site for a graded or high school for white children in the town of Lafayette, and the President is authorized to act in conjunction with the President of the School Board in the selection of said site and draw a warrant for the amount out of any funds not otherwise appropriated.

 The resolution relative to hogs was again laid over.

 A petition from the citizens of the 8th Ward, praying for a jury of freeholders to trace a public road East from Mr. Comeaux's was laid over.

 A petition from the Recorder of Brands, praying to be authorized to transcribe the record of brands from the old book to one of more substantial binding, was read, and the President appointed a committee of one to confer with the various parochial authorities interested in the matter.

 The committee on the Carencro bridge presented a final report in effect that the said bridge had been completed to their satisfaction, and recommended the payment of $424.50 to the contractor, Mr. G. L. Singleton. On motion the report was approved as read.

 By motion of Mr. Huffpauir, the following jury of freeholders appointed to trace public road in the 2nd Ward were discharged from duty previously assigned, to trace a road from Guidry's bridge running West to connect with the public road leading from Duson to Vermilion parish, and thence running North to connect with the public road leading from Scott to Duson: Jno. Nugent, Antoine Guidry, Israel Prejean, Vilior Duhon, Burton Smith and J. W. Broussard.

 By motion of Mr. Alpha, Don Louis Herpin was appointed road overseer of the 1st District, 3rd Ward, vice E. Marquis, removed.

 The Treasurer submitted his monthly report as follows:

 LAFAYETTE, LA., Dec. 1st, 1890.

 To the President and members of Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette:

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

 Respectfully submitted,
    WM. Clegg, Justice fees ... $41.50
    Geo. Malagarie, constable fees ... $9.67.

 The following accounts were approved:

 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
C. P. ALPHA, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary
Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1890.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 12/13/1890.

 Judge John Clegg left here Monday for Colfax, Grant Parish, to hold a term of the Circuit Court.

 Mr. A. Labe, down at the railroad, has just received his holiday goods, which he is selling at lowest prices.

Mr. T. Hebert is making some neat additions to the rear of this handsome and cosy residence on Madison street.

 Miss Lea Gladu left Thursday for Houma, La., where she will spend tine as the guest of her aunt, Mrs. L. Moise.

 Our hotels have been doing a splendid business the past six weeks, most of them being literally crowded all the while. This is evidence that Lafayette parish is attracting the attention of the country at large.

 Mr. H. Knecht, an old and experienced pharmacist, assumed charge of the dispensing department of the Moss Pharmacy, on the 5th inst.

 The unusually large stocks of fresh goods which our merchants generally are now displaying is sufficient evidence of the prosperity of the surrounding country. Supply must meet the demand, and our merchants are all "loaded, cooked and primed." No use to anywhere else for anything you need. Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1890.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of December 13th, 1879:

Morgan Line Reaches New Iberia.

 Mr. Chas. A. Whitney, acting for the Morgan Company, has notified the traveling public that an accommodation train for passengers will run regularly to New Iberia after the 8th inst., in connection with the train from New Orleans to the Bay. This enables one on leaving the city in the morning to arrive at this place in the evening of the same day, - of this improvement no one, we suppose, will fail to advantage. The extension from New Iberia to this place is in course of construction and the force employed in track laying were, by last report, near Lafayette's coulee, - the eastern boundary of this Parish.

 The progress made by the workmen on the bridge across the Vermilion Bayou is not amazingly rapid ;  but, we take it, that as the Morgan Company is far in advance of the Louisiana Western Company, and is not anxious to reach this place for the completion of the Western road there is no need for a rapid construction. Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1879.

 Steamer Service. - We learn that the Steamer Exchange has abandoned the Harvey Canal route, on account of the delays caused by the shoal water and rough sea. By way of the Atchafalaya and mouth of Red River, she will hereafter make regular trips.
 Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1879.

Parish Funds.

 The present financial condition of this Parish demands attention at the hands of the authorities that be. Just think of it - Parish warrants are offered at fifty cents on the dollar. The Parish Treasury is empty. The Court House is in need of paint and repairs. The jail condemned by each succeeding grand jury for years past. The public roads are in a most disgraceful state - and almost every bridge in the parish dangerous to cross. We have long forborne to call attention to these matters publically for obvious reasons. Complaints now are heard from every direction and something must be done for our relief. The Police Jury must stop some of the leaks and the members of the Legislature must get us some relief from our debt by allowing us to bond it, thereby allowing a part of the current taxes to be devoted to the most pressing needs.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1879.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of December 13th, 1873:


 Last Tuesday, a son of Mr. Benoit de St. Clair, of this parish met with a severe accident from the discharge of his shot gun whilst mounting his horse. The whole charge taking effect on one side of his face producing a very severe and dangerous wound. Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1873.

 Fresh Groceries. - Mr. Will Clegg of the firm of M. P. Young & Co., has just returned from New Orleans, with one of the largest and most complete stocks of Groceries ever brought to this town. They invite the public generally to call and see for themselves. Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1873.

Masonic. - On Saturday the 6th inst., an election was held for officers of Hope Lodge, No. 145 F. A. M., at their hall in Vermilionville, and the following Brothers, elected and appolated, were duly installed for the next passing year by M. W. G. Master, M. E. Girard:

 F. S. Mudd, W. M.; L. M. Roger, S. W.' J. J. Caffery, J. W.; Wm. Brandt, Treasurer; J. A. Chargois, Secretary; J. H. Wise, S. D.; J. N. Judice, J. D., J. D. Trahan and B. A. Salles, Stewards; Jean Brun ,Tyler.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1873.

Grand Fair. - The members of Good Hope Baptists' Church (colored) will open a Grand Fair in Mr. McBride's building, near the Masonic Lodge, on the 31st of December 1873, for the purpose of raising means for the erection of a building to be used as a church. This is indeed a kindable undertaking on the part of our colored citizens and we wish them success.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1873. 

From the Lafayette Advertiser of December 13th, 1912:

St. John's Catholic Church, Lafayette, Louisiana.

On the Catholic Church Grounds.

 No effort has been spared to make the FAIR a success and everyone attending is assured of a GRAND OLD TIME.

 THE RESTAURANT will be one of the main Features of the FAIR and no one coming to the FAIR need suffer from the Pangs of Hunger.

 Help Us Build OUR CHURCH.

 The Gumbo Table will be kept well supplied and don't forget to sample the Gumbo if you want to thoroughly enjoy the Fair.

THE TOM-BOLLA BOOTH will be practically under the same management as last year. The Roulette will be there and many costly articles will be played off. The lucky winners will have something to remember the of the Fair. As no FAIR can be Successful without a PUNCH BOWL WELL FILLED one of the most conspicuous places has been reserved for that ALL Important Factor. If you don't believe that the contents of that Enchanted Bowl Is Beverage Fit For a King just try a Glass and doubt no more.

 Lots of amusement will be furnished for every one. Let everybody turn out and help make the FAIR a GRAND SUCCESS. The Greater the success of the Fair the sooner we will have a church.

 THOSE COLDLY DISPOSED have also been remembered. Ice Cream in its many forms will play an important part at the FAIR. Ice Cream is always cold and Fine but where it is the coldest and finest is at the FAIR. At the Candy Booth you will find Fancy Bon Bons of all kindsl Homemade Candy of all Sorts. Chewing Gum, Etc. Young Ladies, make your Beaux play ball for Candy. It is great. Ask any of the Candy Ladies.

 December being a cold damp month and as the Fair will be in the open it was deemed prudent to have something besides Fire to warm up with. Don't let the Cold keep you away. We have Stuff to warm you up and Chase Sickness Away.

 Those of a musical turn have a great treat in store. Music will be furnished by the Lafayette Concert Band and the local talent under the able management of Mesdames Alf. Mouton, B. J. Pellerin and Miss Mamie Rooney and Messrs. F. V. Mouton, P. Geract who with our Rev. Pastor as Director are preparing a program seldom equaled outside of large cities. That alone will be worth a trip to the Fair.

 Our last Fair was a success but let us all strive to make these Two Days RED LETTER DAYS in the History of Lafayette. Tell your friends about Our FAIR help Boost it UP.

 A committee has been appointed to secure Rates and Excursions and rest assured that these gentlemen will get what they want. Prepare for a Large Crowd and a Fine Time. It will cost you less to live at the Fair than at home and besides you can leave all worry behind. The only thing to do will be Sit Down, Eat, Drink and be Merry. Close your house and Come and Camp with us on the Fair Grounds. Remember there will be all sorts of Amusements at the Fair. Plenty to Eat and Drink so when you leave the Fair do so prepared to stay. Be the first to get there Saturday and the last to leave the grounds Sunday night. One more reason for coming to the Fair is that there will be NO LOTTERIES there. Won't that be a curiosity a Church Fair Without a LOTTERY. A splendid Silver Set, Dresden China Clock, French Beveled Plate Mirror and Landscape Picture will be disposed of Sunday afternoon for the benefit of the Church Fund. From now on let the Password and Slogan be : 'Meet Me at the Grand Annual Fair; Meet Me on the Church Grounds; Meet Me.

 Saturday and Sunday December 14th and 15th, 1913.
Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1912.             


 Alaska is the twenty-first division of the Census Bureau, and its enumeration will not be competed until the latter part of 1891.  The plain statement shows that census taking is no easy task in Alaska. Wm. C. Grainfield, one of the Alaska census agents, reached San Francisco a few days ago, and the story of his wanderings is remarkable. After a stay at Yukon he came down the river is a skin canoe for a distance of 1,200 miles. At St. Michael's he found that the steamship he expected had departed last August. Grainfield went back to the Yukon river to the Russian mission, crossed by a chain of lakes to the Kuskoquim river, floated down the river to the sea, and then, in his frail bark and in stormy weather, paddled along the dangerous coast to Salmon station at Nugashak. From there he crossed Bristol Bay, ascended the river to Lake Walker, and then, on foot and without snowshoes, made is way across the main chain of the Alaskan mountains, from 5,000 to 7,000 feet in height, late in October, with the snow loose and waist deep. Reaching Katmar in safety, the rest of the journey was pleasant, taking the steamer St. Paul for the Golden Gate. There were seven enumerators employed in Alaska, and all had similar experiences. Mr. Grainfield traveled 4,300 miles by canoe and on foot. The population of Alaska will not exceed 30,000, with about 4,500 white, including about 2,000 half breeds, 17,000 Esquimaux, 8,000 Indians, 1,000 Aleuts, and not more than half a dozen full-blooded Russians where there was a considerable settlement of the of the subjects of the Czar.

 From the N. O. Picayune and in the Lafayette Advertiser 12/13/1890.

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