New Industry Near Lafayette.
Some days ago Mr. Alfred Hebert, of Lafayette, bought the Torian
plantation, on Pin Hook lane. Mr. Hebert has since sold half of the
place to Mr. Desire Hebert, of Lake Arthur. It is the intention of these
gentlemen to go into the manufacture of syrup on a large scale. They
will put up a syrup mill with a daily capacity of about twenty-five
barrels. Should the venture prove successful it is the intention to
increase the capacity of the mill.
Louisiana syrup is the best made. It is unquestionably superior to any
other served in the hotels and restaurants throughout the country, and
it is not surprising that the demand for it is growing larger every
year. Whenver shipped to the North it has given the utmost satisfaction.
It seem strange that notwithstanding the superiority of the home
product retail dealers have been compelled to get their supply of syrup
from the Eastern States, and that right here in the very sugar-bowl of
Louisiana the people have often been obliged to use the unpalatable
stuff manufactured and canned by our more enterprising Yankee friends
and labeled syrup. If there is one thing that should be made in
Louisiana it is enough cane syrup for home consumption.
The Gazette is pleased to note the establishment of this new industry
in this vicinity, and hopes that it will prove a great success.