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From the Lafayette Advertiser of January 21st, 1899:

Gorton's New Minstrels at Falk's.

 At Falk's Opera House Jan. 22nd. Minstrelry is the most democratic of all amusements. It appeals alike to the merchant, clerk, mechanic, farmer, author, laborer, the clergy, the rich and the poor. They all thoroughly enjoy a good, clean minstrel entertainment.

 Gorton's Minstrels has long been a success for over a quarter of a century. Innocent amusements without vulgarity will always wear, while those on an inferior quality last but a short time.

 In attending "Gorton's" you will see a complete, clean Minstrel company, up-to-date in every line, producing genuine minstrelry. You will see an enterprise t
hat never issues exaggerated vaporings, relating to fabulous accounts of financial outlay, extravagant and visionary equipment.

  You will see all that is advertised. The greatest Vocalists, Musicians, and Comedians traveling with Gorton's All White Minstrels.
 Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1899.

At Falk's. - The Chas. King Co., which appeared at Falk's Opera House
If manager Falk gives us always such attractions the success of the theatre will become a settled fact in Lafayette. Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1899.

A First Class Company. - The Chas. King Co., which appeared at Falk's Opera House last Sunday in "Rip Van Winkle" and again Monday night in another section is a first class attraction. They were greeted both nights by a large public, and both plays were well received. If manager Falk gives us always such attractions the success of the theater will become a selected fact in Lafayette. Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1899.


Fire Alarm to Be Ready Soon.

Contractor Chachere has completed the bell tower and the bell now stands ready to summon the fire department to duty. The bell is hung 60 feet from the ground and weighs 950 lbs. The thanks of the fire department are extended to Bill Lewis for drayage done by him free of charge in connection with this construction.

We re-publish herebelow a list of the fire districts.

1st. District, 2nd, District, 3rd. District, 4th. District, 5th. District, 6th. District &  7th District.

 NOTICE: All Persons who will ring the bell without any 'cause thus created a false alarm will be punished to the full extent of the law.

J. T. Allingham, Chief Fire Dept. to include the Northern portion of McComb's addition on the East side of the Railroad: Bounded South by Lincoln West by the Railroad. Lafayette Advertiser of January 21, 1899. to include the Southern portion of McComb's addition on the East side of Railroad: Bounded North by Lincoln avenue: West by the Railroad. to include the Western portion of McComb's addition: Bounded North by Buchanan Street, starting from the Railroad to E. G. Voorhies, thence Garfield St. to the Railroad. Bounded East by the Railroad. to include Mouton's addition Bounded North by Lee avenue, starting from Lilly Bennet to Jewish Cemetery: East by Garfield Street, from Lilly Bennet to the Railroad. to include Mills addition. to include the Northern portion of the old Corporation of Lafayette together with the first addition thereof and a small portion of Mill's addition: Bounded North by ________Street starting from _______Street running from Rev. Reams' residence to J. A. Delhomme's residence. Bounded East by McComb Addition: South by Vermilion Street, starting from G. C. Mouton to F. Demanade: West by St. John St.

All firemen are requested to meet at the Bell Tower to-morrow
J. T. Allingham, Chief Fire Dept.

 Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1899.

A Stormy Wind. - Last Sunday night about midnight a storm of wind struck Lafayette. For fully fifteen minutes the wind blew steadily with great intensity, its velocity being about sixty miles and hour. When it subsided a downpour of rain followed. Notwithstanding the great force of the wind we have not heard of any casualties.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1899

Dangerous Brick-Work? - Owing to the dangerous condition of the brickwork around the boilers the waterworks plant at Crowley was closed down. For some similar cause the town of Opelousas has not used its electric light since several days. On account of the boilers the Lafayette plant has been in a crippled condition since it was built. It would seem that the towns are at the mercy of the scheming contractors.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1899.

A First Class Company.

The Chas. King Company, which appeared at Falk's Opera House last Sunday night in "Rip Van Winkle" and again last Monday night in another selection is a first class attraction. They were greeted both nights by a large public, and both plays were well received.

 If manager Falk gives us always such attractions the success of the will become a decided fact in Lafayette.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1899.

Mr. Arthur Couret of Lafayette and Miss Thealinde Martin, of Breaux Bridge, sister of Dr. G. A. Martin, were united in the bonds of matrimony at Breaux Bridge a few days ago. The happy couple came to Lafayette the same day. The ADVERTISER wishes to this newly made couple a blissful life and unbounded prosperity. Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1899.

At an election of officers of the First National Bank held last Tuesday all the old officers were re-elected as follows: Dr. N. P. Moss, president; J. G. Parkerson, vice president; S. R. Parkerson, cashier; F. V. Mouton, asst. cashier; C. D. Caffery, attorney and Judge O. C. Mouton, notary. In such hands this bank will have another year of prosperity. Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1899.

Tramps. - Mayor Caffery has given orders to the police to utilize the tramps, so you can see them now working the streets, which are in great need of it. Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1899.

Mardi Gras Ball.
Strict investigation will be made of the Masquerade Ball to be given by the Fire Department at Falk's Opera House on Mardi Gras. Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1899. 

 From the Lafayette Gazette of January 21st, 1899:

A Telescopic Tower Invented by Laf.'s H. A. Van der Cruyssen.

 The N. O. Times-Democrat of last Thursday contained a descriptive article on the telescopic tower recently invented by our ingenious townsman, Mr. H. A. Vander Cruyssen. In our next issue we will give an extended notice of this meritorious invention. This telescopic tower certainly reflects credit upon Mr. Vander Cruyssen whose inventive genius we hope will receive its full share of compensation. Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899.



In the Second Ward of this Parish, near the Acadia Line. 

 Just as we are going to press the news reaches us that John Luckley was shot Thursday night at or near Arsene Spell's in the second ward of this parish. It is impossible to ascertain if Luckley was killed or not. Sheriff Broussard left late yesterday evening for the scene of the shooting. It could not be learned who did the shooting. Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899. 

 The Boiler for the Plant. - The boiler which has been contracted for by the town and which was to have been ready for use last Thursday, has been delayed owing to some unavoidable circumstances. A letter received by Mayor Caffery from Mr. F. C. Bitgood, chief inspector of the Hartford Steam Biler Inspection and Insurance Company, gives the information that the constructor Mr. Maars, has been delayed in his work. Mr. Bitgood informs the mayor, however, that the delay will be short. Mr. Bitgood will inspect the boiler during the process of construction and see that it is built according to plans and specifications. Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899

 Scientific Tailors. - A representative of the Strauss Bros., the well known tailors of Chicago, will be at the Lafayette Clothing House to-day. A skilled cutter will be in attendance for the purpose of taking the correct and scientific measurements of all who desire fine fitting clothes and very low prices. You can order now for immediate or future delivery. Don't fail to call and see the display and have yourself scientifically measured, even if not ready for order. Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899.

 Vigneaux Heading to Washington. - Ex-Marshal John Vigneaux left this week for Washington, D. C. The friends of Mr. Vigneaux, headed by Judge Alex Boarman, are pressing his claims upon the party to have him appointed United States marshal, for this, the western district of Louisiana. Tom Brooks, of St. Landry, is said to be slated for this position, but the slate is alleged to be still in a formative state. Mr. Vigneaux was United States marshal under Harrison. Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899.

Laf.'s Fire Alarm Bell. - The fire alarm bell has been placed on the tower built for that purpose. As soon as we can procure the system for sounding alarms adopted by the fire companies we will publish it in the Gazette. Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899. 

And Robbed - Locked in Box-Car and Shipped Home.

 The headlines of this article tell the story of which Felix Jacquet, a resident of this town, was the unwilling victim. Mr. Jacquet is a poor man and sells patent medicines for a livelihood. The other night while walking near the track of the Southern Pacific road at Crowley he was set upon by two negro tramps, who knocked him down, after which he was dragged into a boxcar where he was robbed of several dollar and left in a senseless condition.

 The negroes then got out of the car and locked the door, thus making Mr. Jacquet a passenger on a freight train which was bound east. When the train reached this point some railroad men heard an unusual noise in a car which upon investigation proved to be the appeals of Mr. Jacquet to be liberated. Mr. Jacquet was pretty badly injured about the face, but fortunately was not seriously hurt.  Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899.


Town Authorities Making an Effort to Rid the Community of Them.

 At this season of the year this town is the headquarters for a large army of tramps. These migratory sons of rest seem to like this place. Whether they are fond of good cooking or wish to show their appreciation of the proverbial hospitality of the house-wives of Lafayette it is hard to say. But there is no doubt that there is some peculiar attraction here for the hobo. From time immemorial he has visited us regularly. He comes on every freight and stays with us until he gets a chance to ride the rod. The railroad facilities of this point and the epicurean tastes of the hobo make Lafayette an eminently suitable resort. This was the place selected by Deignan, the Merrimac hero, some years ago, to organize the Brotherhood of American Tramps. Those who know these things can appreciate the magnitude of the job that Mayor Caffery has undertaken. He is determined to rid this community of the tramps whose numbers have grown to such proportions that they have gotten to be an intolerable nuisance.

 Last Wednesday Mayor Caffery ordered Officers Veazey, Himel and Hebert to arrest all the tramps found in town. Before night they had fifteen in town jail. The next morning they appeared before Mayor Caffery. They gave the following names: John Williams, Morgan McGraw, Charles Piggett, Frank Ervel, Alpha Nelson, John Shantain, John Welson, Edgar Alexandria, Paul Reams, Williams Schmitt, John Kelly, Harry Walreath, John Murphy, Ed Harris, Hugh Spencer.

 Each was called up and interrogated by the mayor. Strange to say not one of them was a beggar. They were, all industrious, honest, hard-working men looking for work. By some extraordinary coincidence they happened to be together just when the police appeared upon the scene. Not one was in the habit of running with "de gang". They were there simply by accident. That so many gentlemen should be found at the Hotel de Bum all at the same time attired in the regulation habiliments of the hobo, uncombed and unwashed, was more than the mayor would believe and he proceeded to tell them and hereafter they would be compelled to seek other climes better suited to their mode of living. All, excepting four who gave satisfactory reasons for being found in such questionable society, were given ten days or $5 and costs. In default of payment of the fine Marhsal Veazey was instructed to provide them with spades and shovels for use on the streets. Eleven big, healthy, and apparently well-fed fellows, were taken out and made to work. The mayor will continue to treat the hoboes in this manner until they have made up their minds to keep away from this town.

 Among the belongings of the men were two pair of new low-quarter shoes for ladies. None would claim ownership of this rather suspicious piece of property. Among the numerous articles found in their possession were a horse doctor's surgical instruments, a shoe-maker's knife, a bodkin, a rat tail file, a hammer, two reasons, brass knuckles, and a half dozen pocket knives. 
Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899.

Resisted the Officer.
 Officer Himel had quite a tussle Monday night in arresting three young men from Carencro. The officer used his club with telling effect, being compelled to do so by the hostile demonstrations of the men. He received a slight blow on his face and was struck upon the arm with a chair. He succeeded, however, in arresting the three men who were subsequently paroled. The next morning they appeared before the mayor, plead guilty and were fined each $4.50 and costs. Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899.

The First National Bank.
 Last Tuesday the directors of the First National bank of Lafayette held their regular meeting and elected the following officers to serve during the ensuing year: Dr. N. P. Moss, president; J. G. Parkerson, vice-president; S. R. Parkerson, cashier; F. V. Mouton, assistant cashier; Chas. D. Caffery, attorney; O. C. Mouton, notary.

 The First National Bank had its origin in the People's State Bank, organized July 30, 1891. Among the promoters of the bank were N. P. Moss, the president and Mr. S. R. Parkerson, cashier of the present institution. Both these gentlemen have been closely identified with it since its origin. The directors of the bank are men of business integrity who have always taken an important part in the development of the town and parish. The First National Bank has just closed the most prosperous year in its history and has every reason to hope for increased prosperity. Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899.

 Charles King, the well-known and popular actor, played "Rip Van Winkle" to a large audience in Falk's Opera-house last Sunday and the following night appeared in "Cast Adrift." Mr. King delighted his audience in both plays, but he was particularly interesting as "Rip Van Winkle." Mr. King was well seconded by Jack Care, who is an actor of no mean ability. It is safe to say that everybody was pleased with both performances, although the one Sunday night were judging from the liberal applause, instensely interesting and greatly appreciated by all who witnessed it. Manager Falk, in obedience to the expressed desire of a large number of theatre goers, has prevailed upon Mr. King to return here with his company on the 29th of this month to present Monte Cristo to the people of Lafayette. It was Mr. King's intention to play Monte Cristo last Monday night, but he did not do so because the necessary stage scenery did not reach him in time. As Mr. King excels in the production of Monte Cristo the local theatre-goers can be sure to enjoy a splendid histrionic treat on the 29th.

 Last night the Schubert Symphony Club entertained a large audience with excellent music. This troupe of musicians is composed of artists who can always be depended upon to give a good performance.

 To-morrow night the Gorton Minstrels will perform. This company is said to be a very clever one. It is highly spoken of by the press and comes with splendid recommendations. A special feature of this company is the orchestra and from all reports it is deservedly popular. Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899.

Post Office Robbery.
 Sheriff Broussard arrested last Saturday two men named Peter Plant and Kelly Kannette who answered to the descriptions of parties wanted at Crowley for breaking into the post office. Sheriff Lyons came to Lafayette the next day and identified the men as the ones he was looking for. Kanette has a peculiarly shaped artificial foot whose imprints upon the floor of the office the morning after it was robbed furnished the clue which led to his arrest. Sheriff Lyons is sure that Kanette is the right party and he has every reason to believe that Plant was with him when the robbery was committed. Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899.

Electric Lights. - Engineer Melchert informs us The Gazette that the electric lights are becoming more popular every day. During the last few days he has received quite a number of orders. Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899.

Demanade Remains Post-Master.
 Paul Demanade, as is well-known was post-master under President Harrison and is now serving the government in the same capacity under the present reign of William McKinley. Mr. Demanade had both commissions neatly framed and placed in the post-office. The first is dated March 31, 1890, and is signed by President Harrison and John Wanamaker as postmaster-general. The other commission is signed by the present executive and Charles Emery Smith, postmaster-general. Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899.

Many New Buildings.
 The number of buildings going up in town and the continuous demand by people who want to rent dwelling houses, may be taken as a sure sign that Lafayette is forging ahead very rapdily. Lafayette is the coming town of Southwest Louisiana. There isn't the least doubt about it in the minds of those who take notice of current events. It isn't McKinley's spasmodic wave of prosperity that has struck us, it is a healthy, steady and substantial growth that Hanna himself couldn't stop if he dared. Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899.


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of January 21st, 1893:

  With this issue of the Advertiser the paper becomes the property of the undersigned company. The new management intends to pursue a progressive but conservative, course, in conducting the business policy of the paper, and will faithfully carry out all contracts made between the former proprietor and patrons of the paper. It will be the earnest endeavor of the management to deserve the support of both old and new customers alike, and make the paper one of the best advertising mediums in South West Louisiana.
 We have secured the services of Mr. A. C. Ordway as editor, who will have absolute control of the editorial columns, and shape the policy of the Advertiser in that respect.
Very Respectfully,
The Lafayette Publishing Co.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1893

New Blood Takes Over at Advertiser.

 It undoubtedly seems strange to you, dear reader, to find a new name at the head of these columns, instead of the one, which for so many years adorned this page; a name that has always commanded the respect of every one, and has become a household word in many families, and, believe us, no one has a higher respect and a more thorough appreciation of the many noble qualities possessed by our predecessor than the writer, and it has been this knowledge of the sterling qualities possessed by him, that caused us to hesitate in assuming the mantle worn by him for so many years, but, having accepted, and assumed editorial charge of these columns, we shall endeavor to make the ADVERTISER in the future, as it has been in the past, the exponent of right, honor and justice.

 In politics the paper will continue to be Democratic - pure and simple; on all other questions it will be independent, being governed at all times, in choosing the pro or con or a question, by what, in our judgment, will result in the most good to the greatest number - and our readers will never be in doubt as to where we stand, for we shall not hesitate to advocate, with no uncertain sound, that we believe to be right.
 But first, last, and all the time, the chief object and ambition of the ADVERTISER, will be to encourage the development of the boundless supply of latent energy and dormant natural resources possessed by our people and country.

 We desire to place the ADVERTISER in the lead of all country papers in the State, but we can not do this alone. To succeed we must have the help and co-operation of the people, and we believe we shall have it, for success is generally awarded to the deserving.

 We do not ask, nor do we want help or support from any one unless they believe we deserve it ; but if we give you a paper that is an honor and credit to the parish ; a paper that works alone for the improvement fo the people as a whole, advocating and working for the general good of the community, equally fearless in supporting good and antagonizing wrong, no matter where found, then it will become your duty to accord us a liberal support, and we have confidence that you will do so.

 Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1893.

Competition For The Advertiser?  - Lafayette is to have a new paper in the near future. Messrs. Homer J. Mouton and C. A. Thomas will be at the helm. We extend our hand in fraternal greeting and wish them success in their new undertaking. Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1893

A Business Men's Association.

 The heading of this article, "A Business Men's Association," would be a very good thing for Lafayette. The business men and citizen members could then consult with each other as to the best means of obtaining enterprises or industries. Such an association could be made of great benefit in building up our city. Industries could be induced to locate here which would advance the value of property, give our merchant's a larger trade and furnish employment for some of our people.There is not a village in Louisiana that possesses greater natural advantages than Lafayette and it only needs the first step to be taken to imbue with new life the great amount of dormant talent, energy and material that exists in our town.

 We hope our enterprising business men and citizens will take hold of this matter and organize a Business Men's Association, not for a personal gain, but to advance the interests of the people.There are a number of good industries and manufactories that could selected any one of which would be a paying investment. Other towns have them and are prospering why should not we?

Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1893

 One day last week a fire destroyed the corn house of Mr. Henry Bernard near Broussardville. He lost all his corn and a very fine hog that was in a pen near by. The fire was started by a burning hedge.

 Last week a fire occurred at Mr. Alex Hoffpauir's plantation on Queue Tortue, which was destroyed his corn house with its contents: 300 barrels of corn, 50 sacks of rice, a lot of hay, and all the harness of the place.On Saturday last at about 2 o'clock p. m., a fire broke out in the residence of Judge Sidney Greig, on Cote Gelee, and in a short time the residence, kitchen and corn house were destroyed. There was no one on the place when the accident occurred and everything was consumed, even to the furniture and clothing. This is a heavy loss to Mr. Greig, as it is the second fire that has destroyed his property.

 Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1893.


 We understand that there is some talk of organizing a dramatic club of home talent to produce plays for the benefit of the high school fund. We believe that enough dramatic talent exists among our young people to enable them to produce a comedy or society drama in a creditable manner, and we sincerely hope that the idea will be carried out. The cause is a good one and an entertainment given in its interest should bring out a full house and net a neat sum for the school. A play followed by a dance would probably prove attractive. If our young people are willing to devote the time necessary for study and rehearsals, the people should certainly be willing to patronize them.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1893.

LOCAL NEWS NOTES (Advertiser) 1/21/1893.

 The friends of Mrs. R. C. Greig will regret to learn of her illness.

Rheumatism, which is a blood disease, is radically cured by Ayer's Sarsaparilla.

Well, what have you decided good people? Shall we have the high-school or not.

Mrs. G. M. Esswein is having a new building erected on the lot adjoining her dwelling.

We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. S. P. Watts of Abbeville, whilst in town this week.

Mr. Jacques Mouton has succeeded the interest of Mr. Tanner in the bakery of Tanner & Guidry.

Miss Maude Young of Royville was the charming guest of her aunt, Mrs. A. C. Young, last Monday.

One of the most prosperous and successful educational institutions in South West Louisiana is the Mr. Carmel Convent of this place.

Always keep in the house a bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, for the throat and lung troubles. Your druggist has Ayer's Almanac.

Dr. Rushing of Alexandria, La., was in attendance with Dr. J. F. Mouton at the bedside of his daughter, Mrs. T. M. Biossat, last week.

Our worthy young sheriff, Mr. Isaac Broussard, was in New Orleans for several days the early part of this week attending to official business.

Our esteemed townsman, Mr. John Nickerson, is emphasizing his confidence in the future of sugar, by planting cane to the limit of his acreage.

Mr. J. C. Boudier, the genial agent of the Singer Sewing Machine Co., is now located in the shoe store of Mr. John Buhler, having moved his office there last week.

We are informed that Mr. Jos. A. Chargois intends rebuilding at no distant date, the dwelling adjoining Mr. E. Romero's store, that was destroyed by fire not long since.

Ye editor would be pleased to make acquaintance of every reader of the ADVERTISER. Our latch string is always hanging out, and we will be pleased to see you at any time.

 Dr. F. S. Mudd reports an exciting time extinguishing a prarie fire, no doubt, was a cigar or cigarette thoughtlessly thrown on the tall grass by some passer-by.

In another column will be found the advertisement of Mr. Sam'l Levy, offering the residence now occupied by Judge Bowen for sale.

Our readers will kindly excuse any short-comings in this number of the Advertiser, as ye editor has only had three days in which to get out the paper.

Miss Louise Carey, of Atlanta, Ga., who was here to remain some time with the family of her uncle, Mr. J. G. Parkerson, has been unexpectedly called home by the sad death of her sister, Mrs. Collins.

It is reported that the percentage of little new-comers to our town during the past few months, is largely in favor of the girls. Voters is what the country needs - although girls are not to be sneezed at.

Quite a number of our citizens have been renovating and cleaning up their premises during the past fortnight and as a result our town looks brighter and cleaner. If more would only follow the good example set, and introduce some of the fences and out-buildings to Mr. Whitewash Brush, Esq., and encourage an intimacy between them, our town would present a still better appearance and create a more favorable impression on strangers visiting us.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1893.


New Paper in Laf.
Lafayette is to have a new paper in the near future. Messrs. Homer J. Mouton and C. A. Thomas will be at the helm. We extend our hand in fraternal greeting and wish them success in their new undertaking. Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1893.

Mr. Jacques Mouton has succeeded the interest of Mr. Tanner in the bakery of Tanner & Guidry. Laf. Advertiser 1/21/1893.

Blacksmith & Wheelwright.

 Elsewhere will be found a notice of the dissolution of partnership heretofore existing between Messrs. Leopold and Gustave Lacoste. The former will continue the blacksmith and wheelwright business while the latter takes the agricultural implement business. Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1893.


New Blacksmith Business. - Mr. Fred Mouton, our popular contractor and builder, has recently fitted up and opened a blacksmith and wheelwright establishment at the old McBride stand. Mr. Bernard Miller is the accommodating foreman in charge.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1893.     


 Made by Our Railroad Reporter for the Readers of the Advertiser.
Mr. Feeney, of Train No. 17, will please accept thanks for favors shown scribe.

 General Manager Kruttschnitt, of the S. P., passed through here Monday enroute for Houston.

All the boys will probably be happy to-night as the pay wagon is expected to reach Lafayette sometime to-day.

We were sorry to learn of Mr. Ruone Gentil's mishap last Thursday morning, resulting in the crushing of several fingers while making a coupling.

Quite a crowd of Chinamen passed through the city the early part of the week, bound for Havana, via New Orleans, where they go to work on plantations.

Mr. John A. Morris, of Lottery fame, passed through here last Monday on his way to the City of Mexico. He traveled in the private car of Mr. Hutchinson, the San Carlos.

Mr. C. H. Lusted and his good lady entertained a number of their friends last Monday evening. Music and singing together with anecdote and story made the evening pass very pleasantly. If anyone understands the art of entertaining and making guests feel at home, is is Mr. and Mrs. L. Choice refreshments, including their famed Cherry Bounce, added to the enjoyment of the evening.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1893.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of January 21st, 1882:

 THE WEATHER - Ah ! well, people have been talking and writing about the weather since time whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary, - and all these commentaries, oral or written, have never exerted any influence on the head of the weather department, - at least not to the knowledge of any sublunary being. But when a spell of weather like the one of the past two weeks is the means of doing good, we say let her rip ! Yes, in the midst of our tribulations, i. e., mud in abundance on the outside, the middle chamber of our sanctum sanctorum covered with moisture, we say "let patience have her perfect work !"
Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1882.

A Synagogue in Lafayette.

 The following telegram explains itself, and in connection with its publication we will state that our Hebrew friends intend this to be a first class ball in every respect. Funds have to be raised for the building of their Synagogue and they have adopted this as one of their means of reaching the general public at the same time giving them the full value of every dollar they may receive -- in real enjoyment. Mr. Weeks is General Manager of the Crescent News Co., leases of the Railroad Hotel.
                                     New Orleans, Jan. 19, 1882.
E. Phillips, Secretary Jewish Congregation.

 It will afford us pleasure to grace you the use of our house for your Ball, Feb. 18th.
                      E. A. WEEKS, General Manager.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1882.



 At the residence of the bride's mother in Vermilionville, on the 19th inst., by the Rev. F. W. Lewis, William D. Beraud to Miss Henrietta B. Erwin.

 With their many friends, we also offer our congratulations, and best wishes for an overflowing cup of happiness and a full measure of prosperity. We acknowledge receipt of the printer's toll.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1882.


 Regular Session. Dec. 5th, 1881.

 Present, M. P. Young Mayor, and Councilmen Bailey, Mouton, McBride, Lombard and Falk. Absent, Alpha and Revillon.

 On motion, the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting was dispensed with.

 The following ordinance for the prevention of vagrancy was read, and, on motion, was unanimously adopted.

 Be it ordained by the City Council of Vermilionville, That all idle persons who, not having a visible means to maintain themselves, live without employment ;  all persons wandering around and lodging in market places, sheds, barns, uninhabited buildings, or in the open air, and not giving a good account of themselves ;  all persons wandering around and begging, or who go from door to door, or who place themselves in the streets, passages, or other public places, to beg or receive alms, shall be deemed vagrants.

 Be it further ordained, etc., That it shall be the duty of the Constable or any of his deputies, whenever required by any person, to carry each vagrant before the Mayor for the purpose of examination ;  and if the Mayor be satisfied by the confession of the offender , or by competent testimony, that he is a vagrant within the description aforesaid, he may fine or imprison such vagrant, the fine not to exceed twenty-five dollars, and he may cause such vagrant to work upon the streets, at the rate of one dollar per day, until the fine imposed shall have been paid ;  and if such vagrant be a proper object of charity he shall send him to such place of refuge as shall be provided by the City Council.

 Be it further ordained, etc, That this ordinance take effect from and after its passage.

 On motion of Mr. Lombard, the Constable was ordered to enforce the ordinance in regard to sweeping or cleaning of chimneys within the limits of the Corporation.

 On motion it was resolved that persons hauling logs, or buildings over bridges of the Corporation and breaking or tearing up the same, will be required to repair such bridge immediately, under the penalty of a fine not more than five dollars, nor more than five days imprisonment for each bridge broken or torn up.

 On motion, it was resolved, that hereafter all persons are prohibited from driving wild cattle through the streets of this town under a penalty of not more than five dollars, or imprisonment, as the discretion of the Mayor.
    On motion the Council adjourned.
                               N. P. YOUNG, Mayor.
                   H. M. Bailey, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/21/1882.             



We are not disposed to impugn the motive of President McKinley. He may be sincere or he may not. It is neither just nor proper to say that the president is a demagogue and hypocrite. His declaration at Atlanta that the Federal government should care for the Confederate dead may come from his heart and we would prefer to think that it does. But that is not the question with us. The people of the South love their heroes too much to permit other hands to take part in the glorious work of keeping the cemeteries where sleep those great leaders whose immortal fame is their proudest heritage. The South needs no such help. It desires none. The magnanimous words of President McKinley may serve to wipe out the last vestige of sectionalism. Let us hope so, at least. But his unsolicited offer should be met with a graceful, though positive, refusal. Speaking on this subject the Daily States has well said:

"During the long and weary years of their trials they ever kept their lost comrades in tender remembrance. When dawning prosperity enabled them to divert something from the demands of their daily needs they turned to memorial work. At first modest headstones here and there throughout the South marked the resting places of fallen comrades. Later, when improved conditions enabled larger expenditures, cemeteries were established in which were gathered the sacred remains of the dead, and monuments commenced to replace the simple headstones. To-day, lofty and beautiful shafts in every part of the South stand in eloquent evidence of the reverent love of the Confederate soldiers for the memory of their dead.

 "Reviewing what has been done and what is proposed, with the certainty of accomplishment, we cannot discover the shadow of a reason why the government should charge itself with the care of the Confederate dead. On the contrary a thousand objections suggest themselves to us. We are not in need of assistance in the discharge of our holy duty and we abhor the very idea of public charity. There was a time when our sympathies for the suffering of helpless living Confederates would have made us content to see them beneficiaries of government aid, but that time passed away and other assistance came. No such conditions exist now and we are not moved by the proffer to extend to the dead that consideration which was withheld from the living in their sore distress.

 "The grave of our comrades will not be neglected. They will be tenderly and reverently cared for in the future as in the past. Surviving Confederate veterans are unanimous in the desire to perpetuate the memories of the glorious struggle of the South for constitutional rights, to pay deserved tribute to the heroic deeds of their fallen comrades, to furnish an inspiring object less to their descendents and to leave posterity enduring proofs of the courage, loyalty and devotion to duty of the Confederate soldiers. It is not proper and right that alien, and recently hostile hands should take part in this sacred work."

 From the Daily States and in the Lafayette Gazette 1/21/1899.

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