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From the Lafayette Advertiser from February 8th, 1905:

For Mayor.
Felix H. Mouton.


Dr. G. A. Martin, Felix O. Broussard, Felix Landry, A. A. Morgan, Jr., Pierre Gerac, J. F. Tanner, O. B. Hopkins.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1905.



We, the undersigned, selected as candidates by Mass Meeting at Court House, Jan. 19, 1905, for various municipal offices subject to primaries called for March 4, respectfully solicit the support to primaries called for March 4, respectfully solicit the support of the people.

If elected, we pledge our earnest and best efforts towards carrying out an economical and progressive administration without favor or partiality.

FOR MAYOR. Chas. O. Mouton.

O. B. Hopkins, Simeon Begnaud, C. D. Boudreaux, Dr. F. E. Girard, Gus Schmulen, Dr. A. R. Trahan, P. Kruass.

D. J. Veazey.

A. J. Leblanc.

A. J. Leblanc.

A. T. Caillouet.

Faustin Vincent.

J. L. Kennedy, Raoul Pellerin, Pink B. Torian, Felix E. Voorhies, Ovey Herpin.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1905.


 In thoughtfully analyzing the conditions confronting the municipality of Lafayette upon the eve of a change of administration, the conclusion is forced on the mind that the Young Men's movement in the present campaign is the natural outgrowth of an impelling desire which has taken hold of our people to effect a change of some kind in our public affairs.

It is not our purpose now to discuss the merits of this status of affairs, but merely point out its existence as an undeniable fact. And this popular trend seems to the controlling influence actuating the young men of Lafayette to embrace an inviting opportunity to personally engage in the duties of public life.

 This is ambition of a worthy sort and it should receive the fullest encouragement, because it will undoubtedly redound to the advantage of the community and country if the minds and energies of our young men should be stimulated and increasingly developed in the theory and practice of government and a higher conception of civic duties.

The administration of public affairs is of the first importance on account of its strong and direct bearing upon the interests of all classes of society. Instead of shrinking from the responsibilities of public life, good men should feel it to be one of their highest duties to actively participate in the administration of the government and constantly interest themselves in improving its standard. And just in proportion as good men come to accept this as the principle of their lives will all the ills and woes which trail behind demagogue politicians, make way for the blessings and advantages of good government under the wise guidance of patriotic statesmanship.

The Young Men's ticket, we believe, stands as the crystallized expression of a popular demand for a halt in the wrangle for supremacy between rival politicians, of which the business public are growing heartily tired. The personnel of the ticket is made up almost entirely of successful young business men of character and standing in the community, who would bring into the public service the valuable business training; and the head of the ticket is a young man whose executive ability and sterling worth are recognized by all. We have reason to believe, therefore, that public interests would be properly guarded and judiciously fostered under the administration of the Young Men's ticket, and The Advertiser earnestly hopes that these young men will be given a fair opportunity to redeem their pledges and show the kind of mettle they are made of.

 Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1905.

Young Men's Ticket.

 We the undersigned candidates for municipal offices as specified below, respectfully submit our names to the public to be voted on at the primary election to be held March 4, 1905.

FOR MAYOR, Felix H. Mouton.

 FOR COUNCILMEN, Dr. G. A. Martin, Felix O. Broussard, Felix H. Landry, A. A. Morgan, Jr., Pierre Gerac, L. F. Rigues, J. F. Tanner.

 FOR TOWN CONSTABLE, A. Edwin Chargois.


FOR TOWN CLERK, L. D. Nickerson.


FOR TOWN JAILOR, Abraham Hirsch.

 FOR MEMBERS DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, A. E. Mouton, Wm. Campbell, Alfred Hebert, Henry Church, W. P. Bracken. Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1905.

Court Items.

 The following cases were disposed of during the session of court last week and sentences passed:

 W. A. Brown, colored, embezzlement, 6 months in the penitentiary.

 Charles Thompson, alias Simon, colored, stabbing Mr. Chas. Lusted, 15 years in the penitentiary.

 Zacharie Veazey, colored, horse stealing, 2 years in the penitentiary.

 Ben Young, colored, entering in the night time with intent to steal, 5 years in the penitentiary.

 Frank O. Smally, colored, grand larceny, 3 years in penitentiary.

 George Lester, colored, shooting at with intent to murder, 3 years in penitentiary.

 A. P. Richard, white, petit larceny, 1 year in penitentiary.

 C. A. Lloyd, white, entering a box car without breaking and grand larceny, 2 years in penitentiary.

 N. A. Walton, white, entering a box car without breaking and grand larceny, w years in penitentiary.

 Chas. Richmond, colored, using obscene language near private house, $50 fine or 30 days in jail.

 Geo. Williams, colored, carrying concealed weapon, $75 fine or 60 days in jail.

 The two following cases were tried and acquitted:

 Adam Otto, white, larceny.

 Alex and Henry Navarre, colored, stabbing with intent to kill.

 Monday Eraste Courtier, colored was convicted of stabbing with intent to kill. Sentence will be passed Saturday.

 Tuesday morning, owing to the heavy rain, no session was held. In the afternoon the case of Bertmance Guidry, charged with manslaughter, was taken up, but not finished.
 Laf. Advertiser 2/8/1905.


 Died at the residence of her sister, Mrs. A. Dejean, in Duson, La., Saturday Feb. 4, 1903. Miss Victoria Riu; aged 26 years and 8 months.

 The remains were brought to Lafayette and funeral services were held in St. John's Catholic Church Sunday at 4 p. m. Interment took place in the Catholic cemetery.

Died at the residence of her son, Mr. J. A. Robicheaux Monday, Feb. 6, Mrs. F. C. Aubert; aged 76 years, 1 month and 26 days. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic Church Tuesday at 4 p. m. and interment took place in the Catholic cemetery.

Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1905.




SUNDAY- Dr. J. Holman, P. E. Hinkson, Chicago; Geo. W. Walker, Butin; A. E. Whittington, city; C. S. Chapman, Galveston; Henry D. Blanchet, J. H. Beckman, F. S. Perry, New Iberia; Jno. A. Lloyd, Meridian, Miss.; E. Mouisset, city.

MONDAY - E. S. Lyne, Dallas; A. Gamard, New Orleans; B. D. Manger, Houston; E. J. Higginbotham, city; W. A. Pipes, New Orleans; J. E. Brady, Cincinnati; W. P. Brady, M. G. McCoradorff, New Orleans; Sydney Amy, Opelousas; Chas. H. Tiersor.

TUESDAY. - Sol Miller, New Orleans; F. A. Apfelbaum, Cincinnati; Thos. H. Charles, New Orleans; J. E. Barry, Crowley; B. B. Cross, Chester, S. C.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1905.

Gordon Hotel Acquires Hotel Bus. - The handsome new Gordon Hotel bus was put in service for the first time Monday night. It is strictly up-to-date and of the same pattern and class used by the best hotels in bigger cities.  Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1905.

Fine Display Room. - The Falk Mercantile Co., have converted the opera house into a show room and have now on display an elegant and beautiful line of furniture and house furnishing goods. Heretofore, owing to the lack of room the could not display their handsome stock to advantage, the discontinuance of their opera house gives them a spacious room for the purpose.  Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1905. 

Elects New Officers. 

 Thursday night Home Fire Company held their annual election resulting as follows:

 C. O. Mouton, President; Jerome Mouton, Vice-President; F. E. Voorhies, Secretary; S. R. Parkerson, Treasurer; Gus. Schmulen, Foreman; O. C. Broussard, 1st Assistant; J. E. Mouton, 2nd Assistant.

 Ed. G. Voorhies, B. J. Pellerin, Geo. Doucet, Finance Committee.

 Pierre Guchereaux, P. J. Voorhies, Nozzlemen.

 Plugmen - Dolze Broussard, F. V. Mouton.

 Housekeeper - Luc Martin.

 After the announcement of the result the members adjourned to the Gordon Hotel and did full justice to a splendid supper prepared under instructions by the committee on refreshments. Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1905. 


Baton Rouge Railroad.

Speaking of the recent purchase of land opposite Baton Rouge by the Southern Pacific, the Baton Rouge State expresses its belief as follows that the Baton Rouge-Lafayette road will be built.

 "The important question to our people now is whether the projected transfer is for the sole purpose of accommodating the Frisco road. Mr. Harahan states that it is for the purpose of allowing any to cross who wish to do so. This statement in connection with the acquirement of property on the other side of the river by the Southern Pacific alone would seem to indicate that the Southern Pacific alone would seem to indicate that the Southern Pacific will come across from Lafayette. And the close connection of Illinois Central and Southern Pacific interests strengthens that conclusion. The combination of the Southern Pacific for control of trans-continental traffic seems to be clearly indicated in these movements. In fact, it would appear that the prime reason for placing the transfer here is to shorten the route of the combined roads across the continent and provide more favorable conditions with the Northern Route."

From the Baton Rouge State and re-printed in the Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1905.

Good Roads.

Mississippi throughout many of her counties has abandoned old ways and adopted the new plan of putting road work out upon contract. This system apparently far in advance of the old road overseer with his nigger and mule and a plow that is almost universal in the South. Under the contract there is responsibility and knowledge behind the work. Under the old law there is only politics and incapacity.

 So well has the contract plan operated in Mississippi that it has given rise to the hope of extending it so as to unite all the counties in the purpose of building and preserving one gigantic system throughout the State. -

From the Memphis Commercial Appeal printed in Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1905.

To the Public: As the engine at the plant is in perfect order, all parties desiring electric lights will please apply to the undersigned.

A. E. Mouton, Chairman.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1905.



 For the Week Ending February 8, 1905.

 Horace Landry to Ulysee Fabre, lot in Broussard, $125.

 Mrs. Alcide Alleman to Ford Hoffpauir, 10 arpents land, $154.50.

 Augustus Perry to Veranus Spell, 10 acres land, $250.

 Ludovic Billeaud to Arthur Billeaud, 70 arpents land with improvements, $1,400.

 J. Felix Smalley to Arthur Prejean, 10 arpents land, $1,600.

 Heloise Bourgeard, wife of Jean Carret, to Hypolite A. Savoy, 1292 arpents, land, $350.

 J. Edmond Martin to O. C. Mouton 9 arpents land near town limits of Lafayette, $3,000.

 Adelard Baudoin to Leo Doucet, 1/4 acres land, $30.

 J. C. and L. D. Nickerson to Eugene J. Olivier, lot in Nickerson addition, $450. Leonard Coles to Robt. Cockerham, 1 lot in Parkerson addition, $180. Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1905.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 2/8/1905.

Mrs. J. Nickerson, returned home to Houston Friday.

Seeds which succeed are the seeds sold at the Moss Pharmacy in bulk and packages.

See Parkerson & Mouton for any kind of insurance. Eight years experience.

Mr. J. Broussard, of Carencro, paid the Advertiser an appreciated visit Thursday.

White Pine Expectorant will stop your cough, its is pleasant to take; sold at the Moss Pharmacy.

Aurelius Broussard, who for the last year has been working in Beaumont, returned to Lafayette Thursday.

Ramsay & Upton can supply you with me, grits, seed oats and feed oats, timothy and alfalfa hay, wheat bran and other feed stuffs. Phone 192.

Laf. Adv. 2/8/1905.

Robert Richard and family, of Gueydan have moved to Lafayette. Mr/ Richard has accepted a position in the Gordon Hotel bar. Laf. Adv. 2/8/1905

The Falk Mercantile Co., Ltd., want to dispose of the scenery, fixtures, chairs, etc., of their opera house, and will sell at a big bargain. Laf. Adv. 2/8/1905.

Buquor, makes the kind of clothes gentlemen wear.

Give us your order and we will give you the lowest market price.-Morgan & Debaillon.

We have a full stock of canned goods you can use. - Levy Bros.

Never mind the bad weather, just ring us up and give us your order, we will do the rest. - Prudhomme & McFaddin.

Quality should be the first consideration. We have the best quality of garden seeds that can be had; you will not be disappointed if you plant seeds sold at the Moss Pharmacy.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wischan became the happy parents of a fine boy Thursday night.

Sunday a sweet little baby girl entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Hopkins.

Mr. and Mrs. Felix Broussard were made happy Sunday night by the arrival of a baby girl.

Every comfort and convenience in the Gordon Shaving Parlor, with expert workmen. - R. Landry, proprietor.

If you want your old clothes made new, bring them to Buquor.

Mr. and Mrs. Luc Martin became the proud parents of fine boy Saturday night.

We have just the kind of shoes for bad weather; try a pair. - Levy Bros.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Chase was gladdened Saturday night by the arrival of a baby girl.

Ladies can find just what they need in between seasons, dress goods at Schmulen's.

Laf. Adv. 2/8/1905.

The advent of a fine boy into their home Thursday night has brought great happiness to Mr. and Mrs. A. Landry.

Have you tried our elegant cakes? No? Then you have a treat in store. - Wischan & Domengeaux. Laf. Adv. 2/8/1905.

Mr. Homer Landry, of Pilette, paid the Advertiser's pleasant call Tuesday.

Mr. W. W. Duson and daughter, Miss Mayme, spent Thursday in town as the guest of Judge Parkerson's family.

The many friends of Mr. Alcide Mouton will be glad to learn that he is improving rapidly from a severe case of lagrippe.

Mr. J. D. Harper and daughter, Miss Ruth, have returned home from Boyce, where they were called several weeks ago on account of illness.

Eclipse, not an eclipse of the sun but the Eclipse shoe, that fine shoe Schmulen sells.

Mr. Alex Whittington is on the sick list, his smiling countenance is very much dismissed at the Lafayette Drug Store.

Dr. F. E. Girard is just recovering from a spell of lagrippe.

Laf. Adv. 2/8/1905

 Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Castel became the happy parents of a sweet little baby girl yesterday morning.

Eppie Moss while playing Monday fell and cut her face badly, causing several stitches to be taken.

The many friends of Mrs. Cleobule Doucet, who is seriously ill with pneumonia, will be glad to learn that she is improving.

 On account of the bad weather the Woman's Club failed to meet Saturday with Mrs. Jno. Kennedy. Laf. Adv. 2/8/1905.

Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1905.

From the Lafayette Gazette of February 8th, 1902:


 An Assistant Superintendent and a Corps of Dispatchers Added to the Local Force of Railroad Men. 

 During recent years the railroad company has made a number of very important improvements at this point. The great increase in the traffic, both passenger and freight, necessitated enlarged facilities at this station, but despite these preparation to handle the business which seems to have grown more rapidly last year than in any previous year, the rush was so great during the past months that it was impossible to give the people that prompt and reliable service so essential to commerce in the business season. It is believed the establishment of the assistant superintendent's office at this place will facilitate matters and will result in better accommodations to the people.
But there is another feature connected with these changes which is of unusual interest to Lafayette. We refer to the increased importance of this point as a railroad center. Lafayette owes much of its prosperity to the large number of railroad people who have made their homes here, and the coming of several more families should be a source of much satisfaction to the community.
G. F. Hawks, the assistant superintendent, who has transferred his office to this station, has jurisdiction over the lines of the Morgan, Louisiana and Texas and those of the Louisiana Western. He is using that part of the building occupied by the local agent, Mr. Boudreaux, who has moved into that end of the freight depot utilized by the Morgan conductors as lodging apartments. The dispatcher's office is in charge of the following: G. C. Comstock, chief; H. White, D. B. Harris, W. F. Goldsberry. Lafayette Gazette 2/8/1902.

At Falk's. - The Hawthorne Sisters will appear at Falk's opera-house to-night and present the well-known and popular comedy, "My Uncle from New York." This company is accompanied by a band and orchestra and comes to Lafayette highly recommended. A number of singers, dancers and musical artists will entertain the audience between the acts.
Lafayette Gazette 2/8/1902. 

Fatal Collision. - It is reported that there was a collision yesterday morning on the Morgan road near Gibson, resulting in the death of Jack Mitchell, the engineer. Particulars of the wreck are not obtainable.
Lafayette Gazette 2/8/1902.

Legislative Committee to Visit the School Next Wednesday. Plank Walk Needed. 
 The legislative committee, composed of Senators J. T. Barrett and T. J. Labbe and Representatives Overton Cade, James A. Ware and M. T. Brealin, appointed to visit the charitable and educational institutions of the State, will be at the Industrial Institute on the 19th instant. The report of this committee form the basis for the annual appropriation toward the maintenance of the various institutions of the State.
The Attakapas Literary Society is reviving with enthusiasm after the lapse due to examination times. A new set of officers and committees are soon to be installed.
The library is growing larger every few days. Several sets of standard works came in this week, and more are shortly expected. A public-spirited and scholarly citizen has expressed the intention of adding a valuable volume, or set of volumes, touching the early history of our French settlers.
The proposed plank walk along Johnston street is now greatly needed.
An arc light will soon be installed in the center of the circle in front of the main building.
Lafayette Gazette 2/8/1902. 

Lafayette Had Fuel.
[From the Crowley Signal.]

The Signal is in receipt of a letter from C. F. Melchert, superintendent of the electric light plant at Lafayette, denying the rumor that the plant had been obliged to shut down on account of a scarcity of fuel oil. The letter states that the plant has never been closed down for any cause whatsoever since it was accepted by the city council:

"The Signal takes pleasure in printing the correction. The reporter who wrote the article referred to heard the rumor at the City hall where electric light matters in general were being discussed the day it came to his ears. It was never asserted as a fact that the plant was shut down for the lack of oil, but the town of Lafayette was mentioned as one of several others reported to be out of fuel on account of the blockade on the Southern Pacific, and it seemed reasonable enough, as Crowley then had a car out which had been expected for a month."

 From the Crowley Signal and in the Lafayette Gazette 2/8/1902.

 New Restaurant in the John O. Mouton building. The new restaurant will be ready for business to-day. Lafayette Gazette 2/8/1902.

Felix Broussard's store, half a block from the Henry Church property, is the place to buy fresh eggs. Laf. Gaz. 2/8/1902.

 One hundred and sixteen years in continuous business is a good record and is a strong recommendation in itself. This is the record of D. Landreth & Sons in the garden seed business. Use Landredth seed and a good garden is assured. Sold at the Moss Pharmacy.
Laf. Gaz. 2/8/1902.

 New Restaurant. - Jack Praeger and A. E. Goss, of Lake Charles, will open a restaurant in the John O. Mouton building. The new restaurant will be ready for business to-day. 
Laf. Gaz. 2/8/1902.

The Police Jury met last Thursday with all the members present, except Mr. Whittington.

Mr. S. Bernard was re-appointed keeper of Pin- Hook bridge at the same salary.

 Mr. Blanchet reported that the Police Jury of Vermilion had agreed to continue the ferry at D. O. Broussard's bridge, provided Lafayette parish charged no further rent for ferry boat. Agreed to.

 Dr. A. Rouif, a veterinary surgeon, appeared and reported a case of glanders in the stock of Mr. Honore Begnaud near Scott and called attention to the State law relative to that and kindred diseases. Messrs. Lacy and Saul Broussard were appointed to investigate and report on the subject.

 Assessor Martin was granted quarterly payment of salary, $200, provided no demand shall be made until Sept. 1.

 The report of the committee on the petition of Carencro for aid in establishing waterworks was received. The report declared that the appropriation could not be made.

 The sum of $100 each was granted to the Mathieu School at the 1st ward and the Domingue School in the 6th ward.

 The sum of $165 was ordered paid to the School Board on account of appropriation made to aid teachers who attended the Franklin Chautauqua.

 The petition of the Lafayette Compress and Storage Company for the refunding of taxes paid the parish was refused. The treasurer's reports showed the general fund. $6,698.88; special fund, $1,819.91.

 The Jury adopted the road ordinance levying a special vehicle and per capita tax. The same rates as formerly, due April 1, were fixed. Laf. Gazette 2/8/1902.

Parish Institute. - The Parish Teachers' Institute will convene at the court-house Monday and will continue in session until Friday. Mr. Caldwell being unable to come, the Institute will be conducted by Mr. Keeny. In order to enable all the teachers of the parish to be present at the Institute the schools will be closed one week. Lafayette Gazette 2/8/1902.



To United Confederate Veterans to Meet on February 15.


 A special meeting of this camp is called for Saturday, the 15th inst., at 10 a. m., at the court-house.

 All members are most earnestly requested to attend; not only on account of the business to be transacted, but to revive those neglected ties of comradeship which we should regard as a duty to maintain and foster during the few remaining years which are left to us before we will have to answer the last "roll call," and "cross over the river" to join the silent "bivouac" of our comrades gone before us.

 It is not possible, -- it is not natural -- comrades, that men who went through what we did, shoulder to shoulder during four long years of arduous exposure and privation; men accustomed to obey orders, should in their declining years be neglectful and pass each other with indifference in the walks of life and fail to perform their duty now as they did of yore.

 We are getting fewer and fewer each year, and it will not be long before none of the participants will be left to tell of the heroic days of 1861-1865. Let us then "close up ranks," and keep up the ties of comradeship and friendship, and by our example transmit them to our children, together with a fond remembrance and love for a cause for which we were proud to risk our lives. By order of
    L. G. BREAUX, Commander.
  P. L. DeClouet, Adjutant.
Lafayette Gazette 2/8/1902.

 St. John's Church was filled with an interested assemblage of relatives and friends Tuesday afternoon to witness the nuptials of Miss Estelle Gerac and Mr. Gus. Lacoste. While awaiting the arrival of the bridal party, the Lafayette Brass band played several selections. Promptly at five o'clock, the appointed hour, the organ pealed forth the wedding march and the party entered the sacred edifice which was brilliantly illuminated with myriads of incandescent lights and waxen tapers burning brightly on the magnificent altar. The ushers, Messrs. Debaillon and Siadousm were followed by the bridesmaids and groomsmen: Miss Ellen Gerac and Mr. Rene Delhomme, Miss Hitter of St. Martinville and Mr. Jos. Lacoste, Miss Monique Lacoste and Mr. G. Bonin of Abbeville. The maid of honor, Miss Louise Gerac, walked in alone, and them came the pretty little flower girl, Miss Ida Roy, escorted by the handsome young page, Master Loyd Martin, acting as ring bearer, who preceded the bride who, accompanied by her brother, Mr. Pierre Gerac, advanced to the chancel railing, where the groom and his best man, Mr. Frank Broussard, awaited her coming.

 As they knelt before the altar, Miss Marthe Mouton's sweet voice was heard in an "Ava Maria" and then Father Bollard performed the impressive ceremony of the Catholic church. Laf. Gazette 2/8/1902.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of February 8th, 1902:

John H. Sparks Railroad Show Exhibits Here.

John H. Spark's new railroad shows and trained animal exposition will exhibit in Lafayette on February 15, afternoon and evening. Admission only 10 and 25 cents. This show is known the over as the largest, grandest and best 25 cent show on the road, with all new startling and up-to-date features. The finest performing lions, wolves and elephants are to be seen with Sparks' big one ring shows, together with a troupe of highly educated horses, ponies, mules, dogs, goats and monkeys. See our grand free balloon ascension with a parachute jump, also a free thrilling high tower dive from a ladder of 80 feet high into a net. Thus is given free to all from the show ground at 1 and 7 p. m., rain or shine. It alone is worth going many miles to see and it costs you nothing. Mr. Sparks offers a handsome bedroom suite to any couple that will take a trip in his big bridal balloon and get married. Now is your chance for a big novel wedding and a handsome present and no danger of any accident at all. There have been hundreds of successful marriages in this big balloon and not a single accident. Now is the chance of a life time. Don't miss out.
  Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1902.

Special Train. - The Southern Pacific Railroad ran a special train from Lafayette, La., to Houston, Texas, on the 26th ult. for the benefit of those employees who donated to the fund to erect a monument to the memory of the late superintendent of the road, W. B. Mulvey, the occasion being the unveiling of the monument.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1902.


 On last Tuesday evening an immense crowd assembled at St. John's church to witness the marriage of Mr. Gus. Lacoste and Miss Estelle Gerac.

 At 5:30 the bridal party left the home of the bride, which is beside the church, and advanced down the broad driveway leading to the church door. They were greeted with sweet music by Sontag's Military Band which had attended to do honor to the popular couple. The bridal party was led by Miss Helene Gerac and Mr. Rene Delhomme, Miss Louise Hitter of St. Martinville and Mr. Joe Lacoste, Miss Monique Lacoste and Mr. Gilbert Bonin, Miss Louise Gerac maid of honor and the three bridesmaids and groomsmen. These were followed by Master Loyd Martin costumed as a page, and little Miss Ida Roy, as a flower girl, then the bride leaning on the arm of her brother, Mr. Pierre Gerac, and then her mother Mrs. Pierre Gerac accompanied by Mr. Henry Gerac. After these came a number of very intimate friends and relatives. The bride was a "vision beautiful" dressed in white satin trimmed in point lace. The bridesmaids were also handsomely dressed in white organdy over satin. The bridal party entered the church to the sweet strains of Lohengrin's wedding march, with Miss Elizabeth Mouton as organist. The bride was met by the groom and his best man, Mr. Frank Broussard at the altar rail, where they knelt. The altar was lighted for the occasion, and shining with many colored lights added impressiveness and brilliancy to the occasion. While the high contracting parties were kneeling, an "Ave Maria Stella" was sung by Miss Marthe Mouton, F. V. Mouton and H. A. VanderCruyssen. After a few words upon the seriousness of marriage and its obligations joined to words of counsel and many wishes for their future happiness, Rev. Father Baulard performed the solemn and beautiful marriage rite of the church, making of Mr. Gus. Lacoste and Miss Estelle Gerac man and wife.

 Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party returned to the home of the bride, where a reception was held to which a large number friends were invited. Many costly and useful presents were received from friends.

 Miss Gerac is one of Lafayette's most charming young ladies, and possesses in a marked degree those high qualities of mind and heart which makes true and lovely womanhood. Mr. Lacoste is one of our most substantial business men. We extend to him the heartiest congratulations upon his good fortune in securing such a prize, and wish them both a long life of happiness, and trust that no clouds will ever darken their pathway.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerac on the morning train for Dallas Texas.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1902.

Domengeaux-Mouton Wedding.  

 Married at the Catholic Church Monday evening at 5:30, Miss Marthe Mouton and Mr. Rodolphe Domengeaux, Rev. Father Baulard officiating. Miss Mouton is one of Lafayette's most charming young ladies, and possesses all those admirable traits that adorn womanhood, and make home happy. Mr. Domengeaux is an enterprising young business man. The great popularity of the young couple was shown by the large attendance of friends and well wishers. To them both the Advertiser (rest is unreadable-so YOU- can supply the last few words). Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1902.

Monday was a record breaker in the matrimonial world. Ten weddings.Mr. Edwin Mouton and Miss Georgie McBride were married Monday at St. John's Catholic church, Rev. Father Baulard officiating. The Advertiser extends best wishes for their future happiness.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1902.

The Women's Literary Club.

 It is the custom of the Women's Literary Club to hold at least one social meeting yearly to which the husbands and friends of the ladies are invited. This year the club met with Mrs. F. E. Davis on last Friday evening, and although the weather was very inclement, not a single guest failed to attend. The evening was enjoyably spent in conversation, progressive euchre and listening to music by a band engaged for the occasion. Mr. Pratt won the first gentleman's prize, a traveling brush and case. Mr. Baxter Clegg the consolation prize, a figure head tobacco box. Mrs. Baxter Clegg won the first lady's prize, an atomizer, and Miss Lizzie Parkerson the consolation prize, a powder box. The gentleman's booby a bag of candy, was captured by Mr. C. K. Darling ; while Mrs. Pratt was the fortunate winner of the lady's booby, a cute little shoe. After the distribution of the prizes, all the guests were served with refreshments from the fair hands of the ladies. Shortly after all left for their homes feeling that this particular social meeting was one of the pleasantest they had ever attended.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1902.

NOTICE: - All those indebted to the estate of the late B. Falk are most urgently requested to settle same in 30 days from date.
MRS. B. Falk. Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1902.


Found Unconscious.

A white man was found lying unconscious in front of Meyer's saloon on Monday morning. He was taken up by the police, and every effort was made to revive him, but it proved unsuccessful and he died Monday night. It is supposed that his death was caused by exposure, as it is believed that Sunday night he started home and being very drunk, fell and was unable to rise, so lay there all night exposed to the severe cold. So far the identity of the man has not been established, though there is some reason to believe that he was a railroad switchman by the name of Donovan. He was 5 feet, 10 inches in height and weighed about 165 pounds, and seemed to be somewhere near 40 years of age. He had gray eyes and a blonde moustache. He had $14.50 in his pockets. He was buried by the city Tuesday morning.  Lafayette Advertiser  2/8/1902.

Selected News Items (Advertiser) 2/8/1902. 

 Next Friday, Feb. 14th, will be Valentine's day.
 Laf. Adv. 2/8/1902

 "My Uncle from New York" at Falk's Opera House to-night.
   Laf. Adv. 2/8/1902.

 The Herald Square Co., presented Girofle Girofla here last Monday night, and it proved to be one of the best performances of the season. Owing to the inclement weather weather but a small audience had the pleasure of enjoying his delightful play.

Laf. Adv. 2/8/1902

The Roaring Comedy,"My Uncle from New York" will be at the Falk's Opera House Saturday Feb. 8th, and promises to be the leading attraction of the season. The piece as represented by the Celebrated Hawthorne Sisters is a pretty story told clean, neat and moral in every sense of the word. Abounds with funny situations, Eccentric comedians, Pretty Girls, Elaborate costumes, Pretty Songs, Artistic Dancing, and Entrancing Music. The company carries a band and orchestra and promises a treat in music alone. Special attention being called to the Hawthorne Sisters, high class musical act. Specialties will also be introduced by Gen. Kane, Edgar G. Benn, R. H. Broiler, Marx Regan, N. F. Wilson, Belle Earle, Mirtie May Williams and the Hawthorne Sisters, you will make no mistake in paying this attraction a visit as it is one of the best companies on the road. Seats on sale at the usual place.

Laf. Adv. 2/8/1902
It is quietly whispered that there will be some fine costumes at the Mardi Gras ball next Tuesday night. The program for the evening was very interesting, after which dainty refreshments were served. The club then adjourned.

Laf. Adv. 2/8/1902

The carpenters of this place are circulating a petition to be presented to the contractors, asking that from and after the first of March the working day shall consist of 9 hours instead of 10, as heretofore at the same wages. 

 A jolly tacky party took place at the residence of Dr. J. D. Trahan Monday night. The young people entered fully into the spirit of the occasion and extracted lots of fun out of it. It was one of the pleasantest social affairs of the season. All present voted Miss Rita a charming hostess. Laf. Adv. 2/8/1902

Died, in this parish Howard Henry, infant son of Antoine Hebert, and Noelie Fletchet, on Jan. 30. A patent has been issued to Messrs. William H. Adams and F. E. Lombard for a cane stubble cleaner.

 Tanner has decided to remain in business and from now on he will keep a complete stock of Dry Goods, Groceries, and Feed.The Racket Store has positively cornered the shoe market.
 Laf. Adv. 2/8/1902 

The celebrated Breaux Bridge string band will furnish the music at the Mardi Gras ball.
 Laf. Adv. 2/8/1902

 Misses Aimee and Estelle Mouton and Louisa Tolson are among the visitors to New Orleans to attend the carnival. 2/8/1902

We want to please you, and we can. Clothing and shoes is our line. LeBlance & Prejean.

The Mardi Gras ball was a great success. Those who participated expressed themselves as having enjoyed it very much. Laf. Adv. 2/8/1902

 The silk quilt donated by Miss Aimee Mouton to the Home Fire Co., was raffled last Tuesday at the Mardi Gras ball and Mr. Sidney Mouton, brother of Miss Aimee Mouton was the lucky winner. Laf. 2/8/1902

  Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1902.

                      [From the Iberian.]

 Last Sunday afternoon the Iberian man sauntered up to the depot to see who was coming or going on the several trains. The crowd of town's people was there pleasantly in conversation with departing friends, whiling away the half-hour, or more that the train was late.

 Into one of these little corteries this scribe dropped and, seeing our friend, Mr. Louis Wust, armed with an overcoat and an air of anticipated travel, he was asked which way he was journeying. He replied "towards the west in search of a good dinner."

 "What is the occasion?" was next very naturally asked.

 "An A-O-lee Club dinner at Lafayette."

 "How do you write the name of the club?"

 This question called forth considerable discussion, and the opinion of other members. Various spellings were suggested;

"Ailoli;" "Aiola;" "Aioeli;" with a dioeresis of etc. This latter spelling had by far the majority in its favor, for we adopted it.

 This little discussion brought out the fact that our friend, Mr. Wust, was not alone in this mission ; but would be accompanied by a good strong delegation of the New Iberia organization rather, that he was in the hands of his friends, who promised to take good care of him and see to his safe return. The jolly party was composed of the following gentlemen ; Messrs. Jean Courrege and daughter, P. Subin, Victor Erath, Alex BaGarry, Jos. Bourriaque, Ursin Bernard, L. Wust, A. J. Maumus, Leon Lorz who was to drive over from his home in the fifth ward and join this party at the home of the hospitable host.
The Aiola Club is one of long standing and well known in French customs. As we understand it, it is an organization for the promotion of friendship, good fellowship, and social intercourse.At this point, while recording the names of this delegation, Mr. Marion took the scrib's note book and facetiously wrote; "L. E. Marion, pour l' huile, (oil,) Aioli,"

 The meeting of the organization are held around the festive and bountiful board. At Each dinner the next host is designated until, in turn, each member of the club will have had the honor and pleasure of entertaining the members of the Club in his home and at (unreadable word). Then a new slate is (unreadable word) and the rounds again started. On these occasions the host prides himself especially upon the quality of the viands and wines he sets before his friends. These delicacies invariably fill the soul with the song spirit and many a rousing encore will be given during the evening for some favored song or specially good singer. When the parting hour comes it is with regret that the members bid their host good night ; then anticipation turns in the direction of the host elect, keeping close tab on the passing days till the date will have arrived.

On this particular occasion Mr. Arnauld Bacque was the honored and hospitable host at his country home, a few miles out from Lafayette. This was not an ordinary dinner, for it was the Lafayette Club entertaining the New Iberia and Bacque of the former was proud of the distinction conferred upon him in being chosen the host on such an auspicious occasion.

Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1902.

 From the Lafayette Gazette of February 8th, 1896:


 The Gazette has always contended that the Republican party and the negro were political twins, that one could not live without the other. We do not say that there are not good men in the Republican party, for right here, in Lafayette parish, a few good citizens believe in the economic policy of that party and are conscientious and consistent Republicans. We desire it distinctly understood that we are speaking of the party and not of individuals; but we must look at the Republican party as it really is, and not as a few white Republicans would wish it to be. We have been told several times that hereafter the Republican party in Louisiana would be a political body composed of white men only and the nigger would not be admitted in it. In this parish, a number of men joined the old-timers and effected an organization. Some of them were doubtless actuated by honest motives, while others, it must be admitted, are after federal pap, in the event a Republican is elected president next November. Some people were good enough to believe that the new infusion of respectability in the Republican party would purify it of its objectionable odor; but you might as well try to make a limped stream of the Red River by throwing it a few drops of artesian water as to attempt to whiten the Republican party with the accession to its ranks of a few white men. One is as much a physical impossibility as the other.
Most of our readers must have heard of the Republican State convention held in New Orleans the other day. It was called to order by Tom Cage, a nigger from Terrebone, and presided over by Bob Guichard of the same race. In fact all the prominent members of that convention were negroes. The parish of Lafayette was represented in that body of distinguished men by the Honorable Telsimare Paddio, and we believe the Honorable Joe Porter was a conspicuous figure that brilliant gathering of dusky statesmen. That mod - it was nothing but a mob - nominated or endorsed the Pharr ticket and elected delegates to the National Republican convention. Paddio, who was a shining light in that convention, was voted for the delegate to represent the Republican party of Louisiana at St. Louis, but it appears that he was deceived by Kellogg and defeated, though receiving over 200 votes.
In last Wednesday's Times-Democrat the negro H. Thurman Blunt, president of the Louisiana Republican League, gives to the public the names composing the "State committee of the Republican League Clubs of this State."
Among the names published we find those of L. F. Suthon candidate for attorney-general on the Pharr-Rep-Peoples' party ticket, H. P. Kernochan candidate for auditor, H. C. Warmoth, Jno. F. Patty (nigger), Dave Young (nigger), R. F. Guichard (nigger), Douglas Burrell (nigger), C. C. Wilson (nigger), Mose Green (nigger), James Wilkinson, H. C. Minor, Andrew Hero, and many others of both colors.
Lafayette is represented on that committee by Mr. F. Otto of this town, and the Honorable Telismare Paddio.
Is this the white Republican party we have heard so much about? The white people of this parish know the Honorable Mister Paddio and we do not think they can be led to support anything with which he is connected. There may be some dis-satisfied politicians who will support the Pharr ticket, but we feel confident that very few - yes, very, very few - white men in Lafayette parish will vote the Republican ticket despite the refusal of some local leaders to show their colors.

 Lafayette Gazette 2/8/1896.

The B. M. A. 

 The Business Men's Association held a regular monthly meeting last Monday. Secretary Jno. I. Bell was at his post.

 On motion it was resolved that Hon. C. D. Caffery be requested to co-operate with Judge O. C. Mouton and Mr. Wm. Campbell to prepare a petition signed by the tax-payers of the town asking the City Council to call an election for the purpose of levying a special tax to construct a plant of waterworks and electric lights.

 On motion, Judge P. A. McFaddin, T. M. Biossat, Wm. Campbell, Alfred Hebert, N. P. Moss and S. R. Parkerson were appointed a committee to circulate the petition.

 Dr. Hopkins, Wm. Campbell and N. P. Moss were appointed a committee to arrange for a mass meeting Friday night at Falk's Opera house. Laf. Gazette 2/8/1896.

The High School.
 Prof. L. James will take charge of the High School of this place next Monday. Prof. James is a graduate of the State Normal School of Tennessee and comes to us highly recommended as a man thoroughly qualified for the position of principal of the High School. Miss Fannie Greig will be retained as assistant. Lafayette Gazette 2/8/1896.


 Proceedings of the Meeting Held at the City Hall Feb. 4, 1896.

 The meeting was called to order by Dr. N. P. Moss, who requested Dr. J. D. Trahan to act as temporary chairman.

 In explanation of the object of the meeting Dr. Moss read the following declaration of principles, which he submitted as offering a suitable basis on which to organize a Good Roads League as was contemplated by callers of the meeting:

 Recognizing the extensive benefits to be derived from a perfect system of public roads in our towns and parish and having confidence in the efficacy of an organized movement for attaining this end, we, the undersigned, do hereby form ourselves into an association to be known as "The Good Roads League of Lafayette," the avowed and only purpose of which organization shall be the furtherance of all practicable measures tending to bring to the highest degree of perfection possible our public highways; and to this end we pledge our best efforts as individuals and as an organization, purposing to accomplish the object of our league by acting in concert with the town and parish authorities.


 The affairs of this league shall be conducted by an executive committee of twelve, officered by a president, a vice-president, a secretary and a treasurer, to be elected annually by the members of the league from their own number. Five members of this committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and and the committee shall have power to fill all vacancies.


 Meetings of the league shall be held at regular intervals, depending on circumstances, the time and place of such meetings to be determined by the executive committee. The executive committee is required to hold sessions at discretion, but not less than once a month, at such a time and place as it may designate.

 After some discussion it was agreed to organize after the manner suggested in the paper read by Dr. Moss.

 By motion of Mr. Wm. Clegg, seconded and carried, a committee of three, composed of Messrs. A. D. Landry, E. G. Voorhies and O. C. Mouton, was appointed by the chair to select twelve persons to serve as officers and members of the executive committee. The committee of three presented the following report:

 To the President and Members of the Lafayette Good Roads League:

 We, your undersigned committee, appointed to suggest twelve names to constitute the executive committee of said league, beg leave to submit the following:

   President, Dr. Thos. B. Hopkins;
   Vice-President, Dr. F. F. Girard;
   Secretary, Dr. N. P. Moss;
   Treasurer, Wm. Clegg;
Dr. J. D. Trahan, Alcide Judice, Benj. Avant, D. A. Dimitry, Dr. Roy Young, Ed. L. Storge, J. Ed. Mouton, J. S. Whittington, Sr.
       Respectfully submitted,
          A. D. LANDRY,
          ED G. VOORHIES,
          ORTHER C. MOUTON.
   The above report was accepted and the following members were enrolled as members of the league:

J. Nickerson, J. S. Mouton, A. E. Mouton, N. P. Moss, Wm. Campbell, H. Vander Cruyssen, F. E. Darby, Orther C. Mouton, T. M. Biossat, Chas. D. Caffery, Wm. Clegg, T. A. McFaddin, J. K. Grier, Alfred Hebert, F. E. Girard, J. Ed. Mouton, C. Aug. Mouton, A. D. Landry, Thos. F. Webb, A. L. Bourg, Jno. I. Bell, Homer Mouton, J. D. Trahan, P. L. DeClouet, D. A. Dimitry, Benj. Avant, Ed. L. Estorge, Dr. Roy O. Young, J. S. Whittington, Sr., Thos. B. Hopkins, Alcide Judice.

 By motion of O. C. Mouton, duly seconded, the executive committee was instructed to prepare and publish an address stating the object of the league.

 It was moved by O. C. Mouton, and the motion was carried, that all members of this league relinquish all exemption from public road duty.

 The league then instructed the executive committee to solicit subscriptions from the business men of Lafayette to a cash fund to be used to the best advantage in repairing, at once, the main roads leading to the town of Lafayette.

 After a general and spirited discussion of the complex problem of public roads, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the executive committee.

 J. D. TRAHAN, Chairman.
P. L. DECLOUET, Secty pro tem.
Lafayette Gazette 2/8/1896.
Thibodaux Captured.
 Sheriff Broussard received a telegram Thursday from Sheriff Fontenot asking him to go to St. Landry to assist in the capture of Octave Thibodaux who was seen near the Coulee Croche section. The sheriff left on the afternoon train and on his arrival at Sunset he learned that the fugitive had been caught by Deputy Sheriff Pintard Williams.

 Sheriff Broussard stopped at Sunset and came back to Lafayette with the prisoner, who was in charge of Deputy Williams.

 Thibodaux broke out from the Crowley jail last December and has been at large since that time. He is under sentence of death for having wrecked the train at Eunice, causing thereby the death of the fireman. He will be hanged unless the verdict is reversed or executive clemency is ordered. 
 Lafayette Gazette 2/8/1896.

Police Jury.
February 1, 1896.

Among other business.....

 The petition for a bridge at Darmas Broussard's ferry and the offer by Mr. Broussard to build the bridge at his own cost and await payment by the Police Jury, was considered and by motion action thereon was postponed until the next regular meeting.

 The resignation of Road-overseer Fred Webb, of 3rd ward, and or Road-overseer Filias Boudreaux, of the 4th ward, were accepted.

 By motion Capt. J. C. Buchanan was appointed Road-overseer of the 3rd ward, vice Fred Webb resigned, and Fizmen O. Broussard appointed overseer for the 4th ward, vice Filias Boudreaux, resigned.

 The sum of $12.50 was granted unto Ferdinand Trahan indigent.

 Agreeable to a petition of citizens from the 2d ward praying for the establishment of a public road beginning at Eloi Broussard's and running to Dr. M. L. Lyons', the following jury was appointed to trace and lay out a public road forty feet wide according to law and assess all damages to proprietors: Onezime Trahan, Chas. McDonald, Eloi Broussard, Alexie LeBlanc, Eraste Hebert and Raymond Trahan. Said road to be accepted by the Police Jury without cost to the parish.

 By motion the right to erect telephone lines along the public highways of the parish was granted unto the Great Southern Telephone and Telegraph Company for a period of fifteen years -- provided that said lines shall be so constructed as not to interfere with public traffic upon any of said highways, and provided further that the poles for said lines shall be place on the outside limits of said public road.

 The keeping of Pin Hook bridge for the year 1896 was awarded to Sigismond Bernard at $5 per month, subject to the conditions advertised.

 Mr. Hebert was authorized to take steps to put Pin Hook bridge in satisfactory repair.
Lafayette Gazette 2/8/1896.

News Notes Gazette 2/8/1896.

 Frank Jeanmard, of Breaux Bridge, has accepted a position in the Moss Pharmacy.

 Half Dozen chickens were stolen from the yard of Mr. L. F. Rigues Tuesday night. Laf. Adv. 2/8/1896

 A thief entered the premises of Mr. F. Thompson last Saturday and carried away a large kettle. Laf. Adv. 2/8/1896

 For the benefit of those who wish to see the fight between Fitzsimmons and Maher near El Paso the Southern Pacific will sell tickets to that point at one fare rate. For further information apply to Agent Davidson at the depot.Laf. Adv. 2/8/1896

 The Southern Pacific announces one-half fare rate for the round trip to New Orleans and return for the Mardi Gras celebration which will take place on the 18th of February. Tickets will be sold February 15, 16, 17, and 18, good for return until February 28, inclusive. Laf. Adv. 2/8/1896
 New received from the hospital at New Orleans is favorable to the complete recovery of B. H. Wilkins, who was sent there some time ago to be treated. Wilkins, it will be remembered, was struck on the head by Dan Keeshen during the month of December of last year. Laf. Adv. 2/8/1896
 Breaux Bridge vs. Lafayette is the first line on the poster which announces that on Sunday, Feb. 9, 1896, at 1 o'clock p. m., there will be chicken fights. Mr. Elie McDaniel was not at all disheartened by his last defeat, as he will give his roosters an opportunity to redeem their lost laurels.Laf. Adv. 2/8/1896

 Lafayette excels in many things, but we did not know that she had a citizen who is entitled to the championship belt of the world as the best tomato-eater on record. He entered a grocery the other day and bought two large cans of tomatoes and ate them in less than ten minutes; he used no bread to perform this feat, but instead took eight ounces of sugar. Can any one beat this?Laf. Adv. 2/8/1896

A carnival celebration comparatively equal to that of the Crescent City will be held at New Iberia Feb. 18. Its citizens, with characteristic progressiveness and energy, have gone into the movement and their efforts have crystalized verily into a success. The pageant will be on a very elaborate scale. Two distinct associations are to participate and from their respective themes, the public can be assured of a most aesthetic and artistic display. The ball will be a memorable event. A lavish expenditure towards nit has been made and no stone has been left unturned that would make it a brilliant affair. Arrangements have been made with the railroads whereby a reduction will be given visitors along the line, and reasonable rates for board are promised. A hearty invitation is extended to all to join in the revelries of the day and a welcome awaits those who will avail themselves of it. Lafayette Gazette 2/8/1896.  

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of February 8th, 1890.

The weather during the week has been delightful. We have nothing to complain of in this respect, except that it is too warm for the season of the year and vegetation of vegetation is most too far advanced. If a cold snap should happen to strike us just now we would be badly hurt. Laf. Adv. 2/8/1890

The general condition of trade during the week was good as compared with the general run of business in our town as compared with former years. Laf. Adv.
The Schayot Brothers are erecting a large two-story building on the property they purchased of Mr. John Thompson, East of the Racket House. They will remove their business their when the building is completed. Lafayette is growing rapidly in the neighborhood of the depot.
Laf. Adv. 2/8/1890.

 The beautiful Presbytery gardens of St. John Church, planted and brought to their present state of culture by Rev. E. Forge, look like Spring time. A day or two since we went over there and meandered through the grounds. We found Rev. Forge, who is indefatigable in the work of beautifying his place, planting more flowers. We met several visitors, and they are constantly admiring the gardens. Laf. Adv. 2/8/1890.

 Nobody, probably, has ever visited a country without forming an critical opinion of its people. Now you just stay here for a while, and watch the natural development of the will of the people, and if kind hearts (maybe not calculated to the highest standard) do not attract your best thoughts, then you are an unappreciative man. Laf. Adv. 2/8/1890.  

  From the Lafayette Advertiser of February 8th, 1879:

 Jan. 18, 1879.

 In consequence of the death of M. G. Broussard, president of the Police Jury, the members were called in special meeting. Members present, Martial Billaud, J. L. Prejean, A. Primeau and S. Hernandez.

 On Motion, Mr. Martial Billaud was appointed president pro tem.

 On motion of Mr. Billaud the following resolution in memory of the late president of this body, M. G. Broussard, was adopted :

 "Whereas almighty God has thought proper to take from our midst our late president, M. G. Broussard.

 "Therefore be it Resolved by the members of this body, that we deplore in the death of Mr. M. G. Broussard, the loss of a good citizen and a zealous member.

 Resolved, that we sympathize with his widow and children in their sorrow.

 There being no further business, on motion the Police Jury adjourned to the second Saturday (8th) of February, 1879.

                            MARTIAL BILLAUD, President pro tem.

 J. N. JUDICE, Clerk.
Laf. Advertiser 2/8/1879.

NOTICE. - Having made other business arrangements, my General Agency for Real Estate &c., is discontinued. Parties desiring to sell property are referred to W. B. Bailey Esq., whose terms will be moderate and liberal. Laf. Adv. 2/8/1879.


In order to facilitate parties who wish to dispose of lands or other property, the undersigned will advertise and assist in selling them, on very moderate and satisfactory conditions. Call a the office of the ADVERTISER.
Laf. Adv. 2/8/1879.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of February 8th, 1873:

A Terrible Accident.

 A terrible accident occurred on Monday evening, 3d inst., at the residence of Mr. Ozeme LeBlanc, in this parish, about five miles west of Vermilionville. The particulars of the accident, as near as we have been able to learn, are as follows : Mrs. Leblanc, late in the evening with candle in hand, was filling a lamp from a can filled with coal oil, when her little son, aged about two years, ran into the room and striking his mother's arms knocked the candle and can from her hands on to the floor, the candle struck the oil and in a second the floor was ion flames. Mrs. Leblanc's dress having caught fire, she rushed from the house the room into the yard, forgetting her child, where her husband extinguished the fire, but not until her arm was severely burnt. Mr. LeBlanc immediately ran into the room to extinguish the fire there when he found his little son enveloped in flames ; by his efforts he succeeded in extinguishing the fire, alas ! too late to save the poor little creature, the devouring elements had pierced its tender vitals and in a few minutes its young soul took its flight to heaven.

 Mr. LeBlanc's hands were also badly burnt, but we are happy to learn to-day, Friday, that both Mr. and Mrs. L. are long well. This is another warning to parents to be careful how they use coal oil or lamp oil of any kind ; lamps should be cleaned and filled during the day and not wait until night to fill them. So many accidents from coal oil and other lamps should be a warning to all.  

 Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1873. 

 CONFECTIONERY.- A new confectionery has been opened in the building near Mr. W. O. Smith's store, on Lafayette street, by Mr. J. B. Winters. This is another evidence of the progress of our town.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1873.

City Council of Vermilionville.

 At a special meeting of the City Council of the Corporation of Vermilionville, held December 7th, 1872, were present : W. O. Smith, Mayor, and Messrs. J. J. Revillon, H. Landry, J. N. Judice, Aug. Monnier and R. Gagneaux. Absent: B. A. Salles and R. L. McBride.

 The reading of the minutes were dispensed with, and

 On motion, it was resolved, That from and after the first publication of this resolution,  any and all persons are hereby prohibited from firing off firecrackers, rockets, roman candles, &c., within the limits of Vermilionville, and any person or persons violating the provisions of this resolution, will be fined in the sum of Five Dollars, for each and every offence.

 The following account was presented and approved :

 W. O. Smith          $6.30.
 On motion the Council Adjourned.
W. O. SMITH, Mayor.
H. M. BAILEY, Secretary.
Laf. Advertiser 2/8/1873.

(1873 Perspective.)

 We are sorry that our people will not permit us to reproduce the entire article entitled, "To the Southern Pacific. A visit to the New Orleans and Texas Railroad, etc.," published in the N. O. Times Picayune of the 5th inst.;  but extract the following, which we think will be of interest to our readers !

 Where the railroad strikes Grand River a magnificent bridge and trestle-work, nearly 300 feet in length, has been built, with wide arches for logs and boats to pass underneath. On the other side of the Lower Grand River the earthen embankment again commences, and is completed up to what is called the Little Pigeon Bayou, eight miles from the Atchafalaya. To reach this latter river a road has to be cut through what is called an impassable swamp, and on which work was abandoned until Col. James, the present contractor, took the matter in hand. He placed over 1,500 men on the work, Capt. Hawthorne building the bridges and Capt. Dodge the trestlework, and has so far completed to within twenty-seven miles of Vermilionville, which place he expects to reach in the latter part of April.

The railroad trains will then reach Vermilionville in June, by which time the entire line will be completed to that place.

 The line between Vermilionville and Houston, Texas, is now being built by Col. Riley and other contractors, and by the 1st of January next the road will be complete from New Orleans to Houston.

 On the road between the Lower Grand River and the Atchafalaya, a distance of (either "26" or "36 miles"--somewhat unreadable), 19 of which is completed, the tract has to be built through an immense Cypress Swamp, which had been pronounced impassable. Embankments have, however, been built, with the exception of, in two places, in what is called the Travis Swamp, about 16 miles from the Atchafalaya, where trestle works, respectively 4000 feet at Bayou Goodrich and 2700 feet at Bayou (unreadable-4 letter name starts with C) are in process of construction, and will be completed in less than fifteen days. Besides these bayous, trestles have to be laid over four others, named Sullivan, Platte, Pigeon and the Ten Saws, of each about fifty or one hundred feet in length.

 As the road now stands there is sixty-five miles completed miles completed to Donaldsonville, on which the trains are running nine miles beyond to where the track is laid, and twenty-four miles graded ready for the rails.

 The road is being pushed through the swamp at the rate of a quarter of a mile a day, and will be completed in May. The railroad will run to Vermilionville in June, and to Houston in January.
Laf. Advertiser 2/8/1873.

Special Meeting.
Oct. 24th, 1872.
Members present: J. J. Caffery, President, and Messrs. Ones, Broussard, Landry, Hebert and Leblanc. Absent: Messrs. Caruthers and M. G. Broussard.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 The president announced that the object of convening the Jury, was for the settlement of old business.

 On motion, one hundred dollars was appropriated for material to repair the Royville road, and R. Leblanc was authorized to contract to have the work done.

 After discussion and upon taking the vote on the payment of the account of L. E. Salles, for two hundred and fifty dollars, for furnishing clothing, food and lodging for Celestin and Arthemise, from Nov. 1870 to Nov 1782, on motion of Mr. Broussard the yeas and nays were ordered to be spread upon the minutes; Messrs. Leblanc, Hebert and Caffery voted yea, and Messrs. Broussard and Landry voted nay.

 On motion, one hundred and twenty-five dollars and twenty-five dollars was allowed to L. E. Salles for the care and maintenance of Celestin and Arthemise, for one year to begin the first January next.

 The following accounts were approved and warrants ordered to issue for the same: G. Landry $125, A. Monnier, $146, F. Martin $100 $815, F. Gardner $140, S. W. Jones $10, A. Billeaud $30, S. J. Montgomery $25 $45, A. Judice $5, I. Chapman $2, and $101 & $10, Edgar Mouton $2 and $40, W. Brandt $75, J. J. Caffery $5, L. Broussard $7, D. O. Broussard $.4.50, H. M. Bailey $30, Jules Guidry $7 and $20, L. Hirsch $5.50.

 On motion, the Police Jury then adjourned.
 JJ. CAFFERY, Clerk.
 A. J. MOSS, Clerk.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1873.  


lagniappe: #1.
The Fable of the Carrion-Crows, and the "Old Black Hoss."
 [From the Abbeville Idea.] 

 Some carrion-crows sitting on the limb of a big live oak, observed the "old black hoss" walking in a stagger-to-fall condition in Uncle Sam's pasture. They called in their friends of the flock and announced his death at daylight next morning. But the "old black hoss" didn't die. And the air was so full of buzzards that the sun looked as if eclipsed and the limbs of the live oak broke down for the weight of the innumerable buzzards; and yet in two days after, the "Old Black Hoss" actually died, which proves that the buzzard's instinct is perfect, though a little previous.
This fable truly teaches: The Lily Whites scented the death of the nigger Webre before he died and were after his carcass a little previous.

 From the Abbeville Idea and in the Lafayette Gazette 2/8/1902. 

Lagniappe: #2.
Gorman is Right
         [From the N. O. States.]

 It appears that some of our Democratic contemporaries have subjected Senator Gorman to rather harsh criticism because in discussing the Philippine bill the other day in the Senate he said: "There is no longer any question whether we shall remain in the islands. That seems to be fixed by decree of the American people."

 The correctness of Senator Gorman's view of the matter is too plain to be disputed. In two presidential campaigns the Democratic party favored the relinquishment of the islands to the Filipinos and was decided, hence, it is evident that a vast majority of the American people are determined to hold the islands and exploit them to the full.

It is the nature of the Anglo Saxon when he gets possession of a thing to hold to it with a grim determination, and this the the case now with the Philippines. No matter what may be the differences as to the theory or right of this government retaining the islands, there is no disguising the fact that we are there and are going to stay for the very good reason that the American people do not intend to get out. In view of the fact that the Democratic party has twice made an issue of the question of the retention of the Philippines and was twice turned down by the country it is well for Democrats, as Senator Gorman has done to make up their minds to drop the issue and reconcile themselves to what is plainly an accomplished fact.

 From the N. O. States and in the Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1902.

Why Should Boys Be Good?

 A brisk fight between two boys, at the foot of Griswold street, the other day, was interrupted by a citizen, who, after releasing one of them, made the other sit down on a barrel and be talked to.

"Now, then," he began, "it is a terrible thing for a boy like you to be conducting in this manner."
 "I'd a licked him if you hadn't come up!" wailed the boy as he carefully wiped his scratched nose.

 "Suppose you had. Do you want to be considered a dog? Why don't you try to be a good boy and get along peaceably with everybody? Suppose you had rolled off the wharf and been drowned ?"
 "S'pose I hadn't too ! It's the good boys who get drowned !"

 "It's so, and I kin' prove it! I'll bet a dollar agin a cent that more Sunday Schools boys have been drowned this year than bad 'uns !"

 The man reflected and did not dispute the assertion.
 "And more run over by the cars," continued the boy.

 No answer again.

 "And more of 'em got sick and died ; and I'll bet I've got more money and have more fun and peanuts than any good boy in town !"

 "But the good are rewarded," observed the man.

  "So are the bad," replied the boy. "I'll be I make fifty cents before dark !"

 "But the good are respected."

 "So am I. I kin go up to the post office and borrow three dollars 'thout any security, and I'll bet five to ten you can't ! Come now, - put up your lucre !"
 "My boy," sadly observed the man, "you must think of the future. Don't you want to be respected when you are a man ?"

 "That's too fur ahead," was the lonesome reply. "If anybody thinks I'm going to be called a clothes-pin and a wheelbarrow and a hair brush by all the boys, and not go for 'em, jist for the sake of looking like an angel when I get to be a man, they is mistaken in the house, and you dasn't bet they ain't !"

And he dasn't.

 (Source unknown) Printed in the Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1879.

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