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Tuesday, July 23, 2013


It Was Loaded, Too.
 It was stated last week that young Lilian Delahoussaye was shot in the face with a toy pistol loaded with a blank cartridge. It has since been ascertained that such was not the case. The cartridge contained birdshot, one of which lodged near the eye, but fortunately caused no serious injury. Children caught shooting loaded cartridges ought to be religiously spanked by their parents. Lafayette Gazette 1/5/1901.

Shot in Eye.
Little Henry Voorhies, who was shot in the eye with a toy pistol on Christmas Eve, is still in New Orleans under treatment. We are informed that there is every reason to believe that the injured eye will be saved, though its sight may be somewhat impaired.
Lafayette Gazette 1/5/1901.

Young Henry Voorhies Better. - We are glad to report that young Henry Voorhies, who was wounded in the eye Christmas, has good chances of having his sight preserved. The young man is still in New Orleans, at the home of his uncle, Dr. Robert Voorhies.   Laf. Gazette 1/12/1901.

-- A day or two since, a son of Mr. Despaliere Rotchin, of Acadia Parish while in the act of getting onto the bridge over Bayou Plaquemine, and not knowing that the embankments nearest the bridge had been carried away by the heavy rains, plunged down by the heavy rains, plunged down and was drowned, his body being recovered some two miles from the scene of the accident. His horse swam ashore. The young man was to be married in a few days.
Laf. Adv. 1/14/1899.

Laf. High School Student Dies.

The many friends and relatives of young Theo Landry were pained to hear of his death which occurred at his home. The young man was attending the Lafayette High School. He went home to spend the holiday vacation with his parents, but did not return to join his schoolmates. He died on the 15th of January. He was a good boy of good habits, and was liked by everyone. Lafayette Gazette 1/25/1902.

A serious accident happened last Wednesday afternoon to Cleveland Miller, son of Mr. Miller of the Lafayette blacksmith shop. Several boys were engaged in the play of see saw at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Main street, when by some un-looked for occurrence one end of the plank shoveled to one side knocking down the by-standers who fell simultaneously on each other and Cleveland who was the last one, received the heaviest shock and in the efforts to free himself from this living avalanche broke his leg. The painful operation to reset it was done by Dr. F. G. Mouton and the boy at last is resting peacefully. Lafayette Advertiser 1/29/1898.

 Broke His Arm.
Little Bennie Clark had the misfortune Thursday to fall from his horse and break his arm in two places. Bennie is doing as well as could be expected under the circumstances. Laf. Advertiser 2/1/1905.

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