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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

***EARLY LAFAYETTE CHRISTMAS








From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 28, 1906.







The ladies in charge of the Christmas tree desire to express their thanks for the liberal donations of cash received, most of the donors modestly objecting to being named. Also, to E. Delmouly, for donation of toys, Mrs. J. O. Mouton, donation of toys; Mouton Bros., donation of toys; B. Falk, lighting hall; Crescent News Co., donation of fruits; Knights of Honor, use of hall, and to a host of others for many kindnesses. The cash donated amounted to $25.00. Paid out for toys and fruit, $22.50. Over four hundred presents were distributed among the young folks. Laf. Adv. 1/4/1890.



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.


We regret to learn of an unfortunate shooting affair which occurred at Broussardville the day following Christmas. While engaged in a dispute Mr. Joseph Anselet shot Mr. Nicolas Delahoussaye, of St. Martin parish, through the cheeks. We were glad to hear that Mr. Delahoussaye is in a fair way to recovery. Mr. Anselet, as the wound is not fatal, will undoubtedly be admitted to bail. Laf. Adv. 1/5/1889.


Surrendered. - Adrien Breaux, the young man who killed John P. Duffy on Christmas eve, surrendered himself to the authorities on the 7th inst., and was placed under bond of $10,000 to appear before Judge Mouton, on Thursday next for preliminary examination. 
Lafayette Advertiser 1/10/1874.



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.



Holiday Business.
Our merchants did decidedly well in disposing of their stocks of holiday goods, and but small remnants were left on their hands. This shows good taste and judgement on the part of our business men and a proper appreciation on the part of their customers. Lafayette Advertiser 1/12/1889.

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