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 From the Lafayette Gazette of January 15th, 1898:
 

THE ELECTION IN THE PARISH.


 As there was no opposition made to the Democratic nominee, the adherents of that party felt safe in absenting themselves from the polls, and having perfect confidence that the utter demoralization of the over present "agin" element in this parish, they showed an excusable lukewarmness and indifference to an election, the result of which was a foregoing conclusion, at least in this parish, owing to the complete disorganization of the time-honored local combine of the Republicans and Populists.


 At the precincts throughout the parish still less interest was taken, yet they all report a majority for the Democratic delegates and the representative delegate, Mr. R. C. Landry. The convention was carried by a large majority of the votes cast at every box. 

 At the court-house booth, there was a slight difference in the vote. The supporters of C. B. Darrall and the other Republicans, busied themselves to poll a full vote. Carriages were driven through the precincts, soliciting voters and driving them to the polls; that feature only of the old time election was present.
  

 Yet notwithstanding their interest, the result showed the convention carried and the Democratic delegates elected by just about the same proportion that the municipal candidates of the same party received at the last municipal election. At that election all parties took a lively interest, and the recent returns show the increasing strength of the Democracy and the corresponding decrease in the ranks of the opposition forces. A casual notice by those who saw the votes counted showed beyond the slightest doubt, that few, if any, Populist votes were cast, and that he who voted against the convention also cast his vote for Darrall and his political friends, with few exceptions.
 


 It had become a most difficult matter to locate the average local People's Partyite. It was quite an arduous task to know who was who, whether he be a Republican, Populist, or Democrat. But now, unless there was a number of the members of the g. o. p. hiding their lights under bushels, it truly looks as if there is a distinction without a difference. At least no other inference can be drawn from the results of Tuesday's election, when the proportion of the Democratic majority is the same as that which they had over the People's Party ticket in the last municipal election.
Lafayette Gazette 1/15/1898.
 



The Election.
The following is the result of the election in this parish:
FOR DELEGATES AT LARGE:

Adler 36
Behan 6
Bell 152
Blessing 40
Boatner 151
Bolton 151
Bruns 154
Burt 10
Cahn 36
Campbell 4
Carver 153
Churchill 38
Cooper 35
Copeland 13
Darrall 38
Darrall 5
Dawkins 151
Dubuisson 150
Duson 15
Estopinal 152
Favrot 150
Flynn 151
Fontelieu 40
Gazin 11
Glasscock 4
Gooch 6
Green 6
Green 35
Hardtner 1
Hardtner 33
Herwig 29
Hester 151
Hill 3
Humble 34
Humble 1
Keeting 9
Knoblock 4
Kruttchnitt 152
Lacaze 9
Lawrason 149
Livaudais 3
Livaudais 39
Liverman 151
McBride 3
McBride 32
McCollam 150
McCormack 32
Maher 34
Marrero 149
Maxwell 147
Mills 8
Monroe 150
Naff 7
O'Conner 151
Peabody 33
Peabody 4
Pearson 2
Pomeroy 29
Pomeroy 3
Price 155
Pujo 154
Richardson 151
Ryland 2
St. Paul 150
Sanders 150
Shute 36
Sims 151
Singleton 2
Slattery 2
Smith 33
Smith 153
Snyder 151
Stringfellow 148
Stubbs 148
Thiel 38
Thompson 149
Thornton 6
Thornton 38
Vigneaux 66
Wade 153
Waggner 7
Ware 155
Watkins 153
White 156
Wicker 18
Wilde 20
Wimberly 22
Young 7

FOR DELEGATE FROM LAFAYETTE PARISH:

 R. C. Landry 126
Wm. Campbell 1
J. Vigneaux 2

 For the constitutional convention   126

 Against constitutional convention   53
Lafayette Gazette 1/15/1898.





District Court.

 The 17th Judicial District Court has been in session in a civil term nearly two weeks, and Judge Debaillon has disposed of the following cases up to Thursday evening: Rosa Leblanc vs. Jules Langlinais, husband, dismissed at plaintiff's cost; Bank of Minden vs. W. N. Bryan, same; J. E. Trahan vs. W. M. Kelly, same; First National Bank vs. Ernest Williams, same; Wm. Campbell vs. L. Z. Smith, judgment for plaintiff; Estorge & Billeaud vs. C. C. Mabry, same; W. J. Martinez vs. Olivier Blanchet, same; J. O. Camorse vs. Anselm Gatipon, same; A. Judice & Son vs. Alex M. Broussard, same; C. D. Caffery vs. Joachim Moss, same. The case of C. C. Mabry vs. Robert Salsman was taken under advisement. Yesterday some business was transacted but it was too late to publish it in this issue.

 Besides the above cases, Judge Debaillon passed sentence on King Williams and Bernard Picard for minor offences. Lafayette Gazette 1/15/1898.

   


Street Improvements. - Laborers have been hard at work on the streets grading them and cleaning the ditches They had been put in a bad condition by the prevailing rainy weather, but thanks to the thoughtfulness of the town authorities they now present a much better appearance. Lafayette Gazette 1/15/1898.



Bank Officers. - The following directors of the First National Bank for the ensuing year were elected Tuesday: P. B. Roy, J. G. Parkerson, J. S. Whittington, C. D. Caffery, A. J. Moss. Dr. N. P. Moss was elected president and Judge J. G. Parkerson, vice-president; S. R. Parkerson, cashier, F. V. Mouton, assistant cashier and Wm. Campbell and C. D. Caffery, notaries. Messrs. C. O. Mouton and E. L. Estorge are the new directors and Dr. Moss is the newly elected president. The new officers are all business men who have been intimately connected with commercial circles in this town and parish for many years, and doubtless will give a thorough business administration.
Lafayette Gazette 1/15/1898.




Death of T. P. Caillouet.

 At a special meeting of St. Hohn's Branch, 792, Catholic Knights of America, Sunday Jan. 9, 1898, the following resolutions were adopted:

 Whereas, It has pleased God in His inscrutable wisdom, which passeth human understanding, to call from our ranks, our brother Knight and vice-president, T. P. Caillouet and

 Whereas, This branch loses by the death of brother Caillouet, an active and devout Catholic Knight, a kind and true friend, possessed in an eminent degree of all moral and social qualifications which made of him a loved and loving, devoted father, and a Christian gentleman  of the truest type.

 Be it resolved, That whilst bowing to the will of Him who doeth all things well, we here record our sense of profound sorrow at the death of our beloved brother and express our respectful sympathy and condolence to his bereaved family.

 Be it further resolved, That a mass be said for the repose of his soul.

 And that these resolutions be spread on the minutes of the meeting, that a copy be engrossed and sent to his widow, and a copy furnished to the local papers for publication.

 That the charter of this branch be draped in mourning, and that the members wear the usual mourning badge during thirty days.

 CHAS. O. MOUTON, Chairman,
 L. F. RiGUES,
 R. H. BROUSSARD,
 F. V. MOUTON, Committee.
Lafayette Gazette 1/15/1898.





Monument to the Memory of Mrs. Soloman Wise.

 Sunday last, at the pretty Hebrew Cemetery, of this place, an impressive ceremony was held at the dedication of a beautiful marble monument to the memory of Mrs. Soloman Wise, erected by her husband. Dr. Max Heller, of the Temple Sinai, of New Orleans, conducted the solemn ceremony, which was witnessed by many friends of the deceased, from New Orleans, Abbeville, and other sections of the State who thus attested the esteem in which they held her. The ceremony, which is one of the prettiest in the State, and which is kept up by the Hebrew Church of this section, was donated by the late Gov. Mouton several years ago.

 The dedication exercises were begun by a prayer by Dr. Heller, who then delivered a beautiful tribute to the life and character of Mrs. Wise. Rabbi Heller's remarks were most eloquent and simple and brought tears to the eyes of all those present who had known and love her.

 Mrs. Wise, nee Fanny Trusklosky, was a native of Poland, having been born at Dzialosyn, December 30, 1828. She was married in 1848 to Mr. Solomon Wise, also a native of Poland. Mr. and Mrs. Wise came to America in 1854, settling at Abbeville, La. Mrs. Wise died at her home in Abbeville February 5, 1897, and was buried in the Hebrew Cemetery in this town. Mrs. Wise left four children, all prominent in the social and business circles of the State. Mrs. Bergman, of New Orleans, Mrs. Sokolosky, Isaac and Eli Wise, of Abbeville.

 The shaft erected is about twelve feet high, and is a magnificent piece of white granite from the mountains of Tennessee. Lafayette Gazette 1/15/1898.



Crop Prospects.

 A special to the Times-Democrat from Carencro says the Carencro Sugar Refining Company, of that place has closed down this week. On account of seed cane kept by farmers who purpose to increase their acreage next year, but a little more cane was sold to the refinery than last grinding; planters have abandoned the cultivation of cotton. The average yield per acre without fertilization has been eighteen tons. The correspondent is of the opinion that next season will show an increase of over fifty per cent, as compared with this in the amount of cane cultivated. The cane planters in that section are happy over the encouraging prospects for the coming year, and the probabilities are that they will discontinue the raising of "King Cotton." 
Lafayette Gazette 1/15/1898.




Police Jury Proceedings.
Lafayette, La., Jan. 6, 1898.

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

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 The president appointed Messrs. M. Billeaud, C. C. Brown and J. E. Primeaux a committee to settle with the measure and grant him a quietus.

 Mr. Primeaux reported letting the keeping of Olidon Broussard's bridge to Wenise Denise for the sum of $45 per annum, half to be paid by Vermilion parish; approved.

 A petition from the citizens of the first ward relative to completing a certain drain was read and laid on the table.

 The sum of $2.50 each was granted unto Mrs. Theogene Guidry and Philibert Vincent, indigents.

 The committee appointed to settle with the parish treasurer submitted the following report:

 To the Hon. Police Jury: We the undersigned committee appointed to settle with the parish treasurer, would respectfully report, finding receipts $10,208.87, expenditures $9,389.29, leaving a balance of $819.55. Having verified all accounts and vouchers, we have granted unto the treasurer a quietus up-to-date.
   (Signed) M. BILLEAUD, C. C. BROWN, J. E. PRIMEAUX.



Lafayette, La., Jan. 6, 1898.
    By motion the report of the committee was approved.

 By motion duly made the president appointed the following committee to report on the probable expenses of the parish for the calendar year of 1898: Alfred Hebert, Jno. Whittington, Jr., and Alonzo Lacy.

 The committee on probable expenses reported for the following budget for the year 1898:

 To the Hon. Police Jury: Your undersigned committee beg leave to report the following as the probable expenses of the parish for the year 1898:
 (Signed) JNO. WHITTINGTON, ALONZO LACY, ALFRED HEBERT.

 By motion, the above report was adopted and ordered published thirty days according to law.

 The treasurer submitted the following report:

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

 Gentlemen - Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of parish funds since my last report.


 Respectfully submitted,
              J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.

 Lafayette, La., Jan. 6, 1898.
    The following accounts were approved:
 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
R. C. LANDRY, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 1/15/1898.

  





 From the Lafayette Advertiser of January 15th, 1898:


Hanged!!!  At Jefferson & Vermilion!!!


 In our line of duty, we are compelled to record the first necessary hanging which occurred in the town of Lafayette for many years.

The march of progress and enterprise in which our town has plunged itself, made it possible to catch the criminal.

 Under the supervision of Mr. Widmer, acting as high executioner, the painless suspending took place at the corner opposite The First National Bank at 11 o'clock last Saturday morn in the presence of many witnesses as are required by such proceeding.

 Our readers must have guessed that it was the hanging of the ......... first electric lamp.  Lafayette Advertiser 1/15/1898.

   

GRAND COCKING MAIN EVENT. 


 A Grand Cocking Main, will be held in this City on the 29 and 30 of January 1898, beginning at one o'clock in the afternoon. The fight will be managed by Elie McDaniel and Jos. Vargas.

 All cocks are invited to participate in the proceedings.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/15/1898.

 



 A Market for Lafayette.
 

 In our last issue, we were contemplating for the organization of a firemen company, as an indispensable thing that we were in need of. We hope that steps have been or will be taken, to organize same.

 Today, we present to our readers, another necessity, that we ought to have, verily we don't see how we can get along without it.

 Our City needs a Central Market, where all the necessary eatables, which are indispensable to the subsistence of the human body could be found.


 It may be that we shall raise a (unreadable words) storm of objections (unreadable words) plan is tried, we shall be the center of all speaking flying deadly tongued arrows; but an editor's path, is not always strewn with roses and surely there couldn't be any exception in our favor.


 What advantages could a Central Market afford us? They are many. First, if acknowledged by all competent persons, that besides sanitation, pure food is conducive to good health. Now, we don't suppose that anyone is selling us adulterated food, and yet the writer of this article has seen on our streets a few days ago, a milk wagon, bearing the inscription "Pure milk." Is there any other kind of milk sold in our City, but pure milk?

 Second, in having a central place to buy our vegetables, our meats, our milk, this going about from house to house would be stopped. It is a fact that, a visit of the cook to the market, would become necessary to supply the family; but, what would be considered as inconvenient would be gained in better prices.


 Competition would bring the prices down,  and the one man business would be over. Third, the farmers would have a place to sell their products, and what would be lost to them in prices, would be gained (unreadable word"s" ) and to the farmers time is (unreadable word).


 The city itself could erect this market,  as it is done in all other cities, could appoint a competent man, to inspect meats, milk and other edibles, so that none but food of the purest quality could be sold to our people; and from the renting of stalls and other privileges, the city could increase its revenues.


 We only suggest this innovation, but it seems to us, that it could be readily executed, without any great expense to the tax-payers, an in return it would be of an incalculable benefit to the inhabitants.



 Let us have our market.
   Lafayette Advertiser 1/15/1898.




Broussard-Applegate.

Quite a romance is attached to the wedding of Representative Robert F. Broussard to Miss Manette Applegate, which took place at the New Iberia Catholic church, last Wednesday. During his early struggles as a lawyer, he was appointed the guardian of a young lady, an orphan. She was not wealthy and Broussard took it upon himself to educate her. He found her an apt pupil, and while he was working to make a name for himself she encouraged him. A strong friendship resulted, which, as time rolled by terminated in the church at the altar.


  New Iberia, proud of her son, turned out in full force to be present at his wedding, and the church was over-filled with people. A serenade was given bride and groom before their departure for Washington.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/15/1898:




 
The following article has been sent us for publication:
 To the Editor of the Advertiser.

 Mr. Editor.

 Dear Sir: You are supposed to know everything as all editors are and to be always ready to answer all public questions right or wrong.

 

 Is it true that our all wise council have legislated to give the old town as is called West of the R. R. all the benefit of the Electric Light and the many thousand dollars in taxes that we have to pay for it. Are all the people living East and North of the R. R. (with the exception of one or two living near the station) many of whom are heavy taxpayers and were dragged into the Corporation by misrepresentations to be considered by our council to be out of town and not entitled to their notice. All we ask for is justice and equal rights and that we think we are entitled to at their hands.
                        Yours truly,
       Taxpayer.



 Advertiser replies: We may know good many things, and we are always ready to impart our knowledge to others; but, in this instance we are like "Taxpayer" in the dark.
If someone who has light on this subject be kind to answer "Taxpayer" in the dark.
We may know good many things, and we are always ready to impart our knowledge to others; but, in this instance we are like "Taxpayer" our columns are open to him.   Lafayette Advertiser 1/15/1898:





 Celebration at the Hebrew Cemetery.

  The dedication of the tombstone of Mrs. Soloman Wise of Abbeville, La., who died in the latter city sometime during the past year, and whose remains were then brought to this City for interment, took place last Sunday, January 9, at 11 o'clock.
 A great concourse of people had assembled themselves together, to pay this last tribute to one who during her life time was universally known for her integrity and benevolence, and who departed this life, loved and admired by all.

 New Iberia, Abbeville, Rayne, Crowley, Washington had sent representatives, testifying more than can do, to the sterling qualities of the deceased.

 Dr. Max Heller, of the Temple Sinai, of New Orleans, came of officiate at the solemn and impressive ceremony, according to the Jewish faith and ritual.
The ceremony consisted of prayers and sermon and were delivered both in English and Hebrew. 
Lafayette Advertiser 1/15/1898.







Coming to Falk's Opera House: 

 Manager Falk announces the coming of the Krauss stout Big Company at the Opera House for a special one night engagement Sunday, January 23rd in the great New-York sensational play "The Police Inspector".


  This is a big scenic production and will be presented with new and special scenery. This is a strictly first class company in every respect. Mr. Krauss has played engagements here and always has the best. And this season he has an exceptionally strong company. An extra feature of this sterling attraction is Marie Fellows, the phenomenal Contralto in Illustrated songs; carrying a $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars) stereopticon outfit for the proper presentation of the same. Nothing like it ever produced in our city.

 
Don't forget the date. One night only Sunday, January 23rd.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/15/1898.








 City Council Proceedings.

Lafayette, La., Jan 3, 1898.

 The City Council met this day with the following members present:  Mayor Caffery; Councilmen Hahn, Hopkins, Mouton and Landry.  Absent: Bru, Davidson and Martin.

 The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

 The following were the reports of officers.

 Collector McFaddin reported the following:
Respectfully submitted,
                  BAXTER CLEGG, Treasurer.

 Baxter Clegg, Treasurer, W. W. & E. L. fund.


 Lafayette, La., Jan. 3, 1898.

 Recorded and filed, 
                   Respectfully submitted,
                       BAXTER CLEGG, Treasurer.

 The following accounts were approved:
 A communication from the Lookout Boiler and Mfg. Co. makers of the standpipe, relative to the lap joint at the bottom of the standpipe was read and deferred for further consideration.

 A communication from  Widmer and Spranley, relative to the construction of four extra arc lights at a price of $235.00 was read and upon motion duly seconded the above was approved. An application for Secretary of W. W. & E. L. was received from Mr. D. L. Caffery.

 Whereupon it was moved and seconded that Mr. D. L. Caffery be appointed secretary of W. W. & E. L. at a salary not to commence until plant is turned over the City of Lafayette, but to proceed at once to soliciting for water and lights and to obtain prices of carrying on same adopted.

 There being no further business the council adjourned.
CHAS. D. CAFFERY, Mayor.
STERLING MUDD, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/15/1898.  





  
          
Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 1/15/1898.


  Senator Caffery introduced a number of private bills for the relief of several of his constituents amongst whom were Toussaint Echy and Augustin Lestrappes of Lafayette Parish.
 


 Miss B. Burkhart, of New Iberia is visiting friends in our city.
 


 Miss M. E. Darby, of our town is on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Darby at New Iberia. Charles Bienvenue, of Opelousas, was in our city during the week. After the first of February, Charles will make our city is home, having secured a position with D. V. Gardebled.


 Fresh garden seeds at the Moss Pharmacy.

 


 F. F. Carter has a fine lot of good frames for 14x17 Crayon pictures. Call and see them. All order's for Enlargements given in before Christmas are finished. Customers please call for them. Photographs cheaper and better than ever.

 Moss & Mouton have just received direct from the factory, two car loads of wagons, wide and narrow ties of different capacities, and some with bolten springs.

 Misses Louise and Laurence Comeaux, daughters of Mr. Alphonse Comeaux, E. Girard, daughter of Mr. Jake Girard, Rosa Bernard; and Regina St. Julien, daughter of Mr. J. D. St. Julien, all of Broussardville, left a few days ago to attend the convent at Grand Coteau.

 Mrs. A. B. Nickerson, associate editor of the "Washington Mirror"passed through, Lafayette, last Tuesday, en route to her home.



  Work on the streets is progressing, the grass and weeds are removed from side ditches, and thrown upon the road bed, making the center higher, which will create a natural water drainage. If a heavy roller could be used, so as to pack this loose dirt, it was save us a great deal of mud, should the weather change to a watery spell.

 Dr. Duplex of Royville, paid the Editor a pleasant visit on last Wednesday. We are always glad to welcome him to our sanctum.

 Buy your Breakfast Hominy and choice family meal at the Pelican Grist Mill near the depot.

 Cards are out announcing the wedding of Mr. Nathan Broussard, of Scott to Miss Mary Foscett, which is to take place Jan. 20, at 10 a. m., at the Crowley Methodist church. The bride is one of the handsomest and most popular young ladies of Crowley is niece of W. W. Duson.

 Mr. Florian Cornay, of St. Martinsville, was in the city yesterday.

 G. D. Bains, late of Chicago, but now of our city, can be found at the "Mammoth Establishment" of J. Falk. Mrt. Bains, who understands all about furniture, will have this department in charge, as also the laying of carpets, repairing, etc. Give him a call. 

Lafayette Advertiser 1/15/1898.

 


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of January 15th, 1909:

HIGH INSURANCE RATES.

 Lafayette is suffering badly from a case of too high insurance rates. Notwithstanding that we have installed a splendid system of waterworks and fire plugs, reinforced by a powerful steam pump sufficient for the needs of a town twice the size of Lafayette, and in face of the fact that our fire department has again and again demonstrated its high efficiency, the insurance rates in this city are far higher than when we had no waterworks. And being in this situation, the following from the Times-Democrat as to the high rates in New Orleans should be of considerable interest to the people of this city:

 ".. Mayor Behrman transmitted to the City Council last night a special message with reference to a rumor current that the Fire Prevention Bureau of this city is responsible for the high rates of insurance which are present prevalent in this city. The Mayor says in this connection that while the city is exerting itself to its utmost to furnish adequate protection against loss by fire, complaints are persistent and repeated that the property owners are being assessed exorbitant rates of insurance in New Orleans. The Mayor says the fire department is being enlarged both as to membership and equipment; the water service has been greatly improved and to the extent that has evoked the highest commendations. "It would seem," says the Mayor, "that appreciation of those efforts should be reflected through a reduction in the rates if insurance premiums. It is difficult to determine positively the true cause of this condition. The reliability of insinuation and rumors, which fix the responsibility upon the Fire Prevention Bureau, is difficult to establish, but the uniformity of these advanced rates charged by the several insurance companies doing business in this city, at least, lends to some color or truth to those insinuations and rumors.

 ".. If it is true that the Fire Prevention Bureau is engaged in the practice of fixing insurance rates and insisting upon these rates being charged by the various companies, it would be well to determine what authority said Fire Prevention Bureau has under the laws of our Commonwealth to engage in such practice. I am of the opinion that it has no such authority in law; in fact, I am inclined to the belief that if it is doing so, this practice is in direct violation of law. I regard the matter to be of sufficient importance and moment for your honorable body to direct the City Attorney to confer with the District Attorney of the parish of Orleans, to investigate the matter thoroughly and take the steps necessary to remedy the complaints. .."
From the N. O. Times-Democrat and in the Lafayette Advertiser 1/15/1909.

Hoboes at Work.

 Chief Chargois and his deputies have corralled a number of the knights of the road and are putting them through an excellent system of physical culture on the streets. The gang is in charge of Special Officer Primeaux, who is putting them through various stunts that may prove to be of mutual benefit to city and tramp alike. A sad feature noted by the officers is that many of the prisoners appear to be actual workmen thrown out of employment and under stress of the times forced out on the road. Lafayette Advertiser 1/15/1909.


 Opening Pastime Theater.

 Notwithstanding the inclement weather the opening of the Pastime Theater was well patronized Wednesday night. The little theater is nicely equipped and the pictures shown were good. Lafayette Advertiser 1/15/1909.

  


lagniappe:
Washington News.
 Representative Overstreet, of Indiana, introduced in the house a few days ago a comprehensive bill for carrying out the plan of the monetary commission, for the reform of the currency. The bill was referred by Speaker Reed to the Committee on Banking and Chairman Walker has arranged to give early hearing to Senator Edmonds, the chairman of the commission, and, perhaps, to other members.

 Senators and Congressmen, have been engaged in discussing the Civil Service Law. It was most bitterly attacked by Representative Dockery, of Missouri.

 The Cabinet officers replying to the Senate resolution of December 18 on the Civil Service Law, acknowledges that too many places were classified.

 Ex. Congressman Mark. S. Brewer, of Michigan, has been tendered a position as a member of Civil Servic Commission. He was delegate-at-large in the St. Louis Convention, having been chosen on a KcKinley and gold standard platform.

 Secretary Gage and Senator Wolcott are bitterly opposed to each other on the question of free silver, but each consoles himself with the fact that President McKinley is in full agreement with him.
 Delegate Callahan, of Oklahoma, introduced a bill in Congress to attach attach the Indian Territory to Oklahoma and to erect the two territories into one. The bill includes all the lands of the five tribes of Indians and the Quapau Indian tribes. The Capital is to remain at Guthrie, and the territorial officers of Oklahoma are to be the new officers of the territory.

 The members of the New Orleans delegation of the conference on the improvement of the passes at the mouth of the Mississippi river, are in Washington and quartered at the Arlington Hotel. They are to appear before the conference very shortly, and promise is made that the great Southern port shall be improved.

 The Senate committee on health and quarantine met a few days ago and adjourned without taking any action on the three quarantine bills pending before it. It is said tha the bill introduced by Senator Caffery, of our State, appears to meet with most favor. It is opposed by Senator Mallory, of Florida.


 From various unknown sources. In the Lafayette Advertiser 1/15/1898.

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