Druggists' Excursion - The Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company will sell tickets from Lafayette to San Francisco and return Oct. 7 to 11, 1903, with return limit Nov. 15, 1903, at a rate of $67.50 on account of National Wholesale Druggists Association.
During Sept. and Oct. on way settlers rates to California points $30.
Round trip rates to all Summer tourist points at reduced rates. For further particulars, apply to local agent, or to:
C. B. ELLIS, D. P. A
Lafayette Advertiser 1/10/1903.
For the benefit of those who
wish to witness 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. Gaz.
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. Gaz. 2/1/1896.
Mardi Gras By Train.
St. Martinville will celebrate Mardi Gras. The railroad company will sell half fare tickets to that town from Opelousas, New Iberia and all intermediate points. Tickets will be sold on the 13th and 14th, good to return on the 15th. A special train will run from Arnaudville. Lafayette Gazette 2/4/1899.
Mardi Gras Train Fares.
The Southern Pacific will sell tickets to New Orleans and return on Feb. 10, 11, 12 and 13, at the rate of one fare. Tickets good for return up to and including Feb. 24. Children under 12 years of age half adult rate. Laf. Gaz. 2/4/1899.
Mardi Gras Carnival.
New Orleans, La. Feb. 22, 1898.
--The Carnival this year promises to exceed previous efforts in grandeur, and New Orleans will show to the world the insignificant effect her recent affliction has had upon the temper and resources of her people. The Southern Pacific will sell round trip tickets February 18, 19, 20, 21, from all points on its line to New Orleans at rate of one fare, limited for return to fifteen days from date of sale. Children will be carried at one-half the adult rate. Double daily train service with sleeper service in both directions. Local agents will furnish all information. Lafayette Gazette 2/5/1898.
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.
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
Laf. Adv. 2/8/1896
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
Sunday the train which left here at 11:45 for New Orleans was wrecked a
short distance on the other side of Cade. The track was blockaded and
no train could go through that point. The railroad authorities were
certainly aware of this condition of affairs, but strange to say the
east bound train, scheduled to leave here about 1 o'clock, left as
usual, as if nothing had happened. The railroad company knew that the
train could not go through Cade, and it knew also that in the coaches
were a number of women and children, who, in case of a long stay at
Cade, would be subjected to much inconvenience, if not real suffering.
The train reached Cade at about 1:30 and remained there until 2 o'clock
the next morning. Anyone can imagine to what the passengers, especially
the women and children, were exposed. With the thermometer registering
six degrees above zero and little or no fire in cars, and without
anything to eat, they were penned up and compelled to stand the bitter
cold. What reason can Superintendent Owens, who was present, give for
keeping these people over 12 hours at Cade without a mouthful to eat?
Had the superintendent had a decent regard for the comfort of the
patrons of his road he would have ordered the train back to Lafayette or
some point where they would have been able to secure proper
accommodations. It seems to us that the people of this section have some
rights left which even Mr. Owens ought to be made to respect. There is
absolutely no excuse for this outrage perpetrated upon the traveling
public. Had the superintendent been unable to avoid all this, we are
confident that there would not have been a word of complaint uttered,
but as it was the result of either indifference or something worse, be
believe the traveling public should exercise their privilege of
registering a lusty and vigorous kick if that is all the satisfaction
they can get.
Lafayette Gazette 2/18/1899.
A Deplorable Accident. - Mr.
Harris Lester, employed at the Southern Pacific yards as a
car-inspector, was accidentally struck by a train last Thursday morning
at 6 o'clock, and both of his legs were crushed below the knees. The
unfortunate man died from the injuries at 11 o'clock the same morning. -
Lafayette Gazette 2/21/1903.
night four special excursion trains passed through returning from Mardi
Gras. They were all long trains, and filled to their capacity. This
gives you some idea of what an immense crowd must have invaded the city. Laf. Adv. 2/22/1890
Salt Mine Excursion.
General Passenger Agent Batturs deserves a place in the story for giving us that special train for the salt mine excursion for the low rate of $1.50 per capita on our guarantee of not less than $100 for the trip; and we returned him the compliment by making the excursion worth $246 to the company instead of $150. But the excursion was worth all it cost to all concerned. The day was ideal. The view across Vermilion Bay was alone worth the price admission. And notwithstanding queer reports to the contrary in some of the papers, the railroad made perfect connections, and no teacher was delayed a minute on his return home by reason of the excursion to the salt mine. In fact, the kind and courteous assistant of the road Mr. C. C. Mallard, accompanied bye excursion in person for the express purpose of seeing the schedule carried out - and he did. Lafayette Gazette 3/1/1905.
The Southern Pacific Sunset Route will sell tickets from Lafayette to California Points on the following dates:
to San Francisco and Los Angeles and return April 22 to 27th. Limit
June 25th, rate $47.50 with stop overs. On account of convention of
Federation of Women's Clubs.
Lafayette to Dallas, Tex., and return May 4 and 5. Limit June 8, rate $14.45 on account of General Conference M. E. Church.
to Alexandria and return April 8, 9 and 10. Limit April 14, rate one
and one third fares. On account of La. State Homestead League Shreveport
Lafayette to Denver,
Colorado Springs, Pueblo and return June 22 and 23. Limit July 29th. One
fare plus $2.00. On account of Triennal Convention International Sunday
to Springfield, Mo., and return May 12 and 13, limit May 28, rate
$21.00. On account of General Assembly Cumberland Presbyterian church.
Lafayette to Asheville N. C. and return May 5, 6 and 7, limit 24, rate $25.20. On account of Southern Baptist Convention.
to Houston, Tex., and return April 6 and 7. Limit April 13, rate $8.65.
Tickets will be extended until April 25, for all who take advantage of
round trip rate to Mexico, $34.25. On account of Texas Lumberman's
Dallas, Tex., and return April 19, 20 and 21. Limit April 30 with
privilege of extension to May 15, stop over, returning at Houston, rate
$8.60. On account of Annual Reunion United Confederate Veterans.
to Portland, Oregon and return May 27 to June 8. Limit 60 days, rates
$52.50 and $63.50 with stop over. Round trip tickets to California and
Oregon may be had going one route returning another. On account of
National Convention Travelers Protective Ass'n. Supreme Lodge
Ancient Order United Workmen.
to San Francisco and Los Angeles and return May 27 to June 8, 1902.
Limit 60 days, rate $47.50 with stop overs. On account of Imperial
Council Nobles of Mystic Shrine.
to San Francisco and Los Angeles and return August 2 to 8, limit Sept.
30, 1902, rate $47.50 with stop overs. On account of Riennial Meeting
Knights of Pythias.
to St. Paul, Minn., & return May 7 & 18. Limit may 29, rate
$35.45. On account of National Baptist Anniversaries. For additional
information apply to local agent or O. B. Ellis, D. P. A.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/5/1902.
EXCURSION. The Southern Pacific will run an
excursion to New Orleans on Easter Sunday returning same day. The low
rates offered will no doubt attract an unusually large crowd, especially
as Easter in New Orleans is always observed with much ceremony.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1901.
Excursion From New Orleans.
To-morrow, Sunday, an excursion from New Orleans will arrive in Lafayette about noon. The managers of the Oak Avenue Park have arranged to have races.
The following horses are entered for the event.
Half-Mile Race - $200 Side.
Bessy June, by Sonny Landry & Boney, by Lulien Roy.
Three Arpents Race - $100 Side.
Maud S., by P. B. Roy, of Royville & Little Surprise, by Lucien Roy & Prejean.
Seven Arpents Race - $25.00 - Side.
Ryland, by Bob Cochrane & Ledet, by Alb., Landry, of Royville.
Mules Race and Dog and Horse Race.
The admission will be 25 and 15 cents. Ladies free.
the above one can see that the race promises to be exciting and
consequently we hope that a big turn out will be at the park.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/8/1899.
Two large excursion trains, loaded with Baptists bound for Fort Worth, Texas, passed through Lafayette Wednesday night. About two hundred of them took supper at the Crescent Hotel, where a sumptuous spread had been prepared for them. These excursionists are principally Baptist ministers and their families from Alabama, and go to attend the Baptist convention at Fort Worth.
Laf. Adv. 5/10/1890
A large excursion will be run from New Orleans to Lafayette during the early part of next month. Laf. Adv. 5/17/1893.
Don't forget the excursion to take place on the 27th inst. from Washington to Thibodeaux under the auspices of the Morgan Lodge, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Thibodeaux is one the prettiest towns in south-west Louisiana and a nice place generally to go.Lafayette Advertiser 5/19/1894.
your arrangements to go to Abbeville on the grand excursion given by
the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, on July 2nd. Special preparations
will be made for the ladies, and as no intoxicants will be sold on the
train all can feel assured that they will have a pleasant time.
Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Rail Road and Steamship Company will sell tickets from Lafayette to Franklin La. and return June 7th, 1903 with return limit June 7th, 1903 at a rate of $1.00 on account of the grand opening of the St. Mary Park Association located on the last Bank of Bayou Teche, Trotting and Running Races, Bicycle Race, shooting tournament between the Iberia and Franklin Gun Clubs. Excursion train passes Lafayette 10;50 a. m., returning and leaving Franklin at 7p. m. Lafayette Advertiser 5/30/1903.
The excursion to Abbeville given by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen will be run on Sunday, July 2nd. Make your arrangements to attend.
Laf. Adv. 6/3/1893
Leg Cut Off. - A negro woman living in Free Town went to the depot to meet her daughter who was on one of the excursions Sunday. There was big pack and jam and in some way the woman, who is very large, was pushed on the track and run down by the cars, having her leg cut off just above the ankle. Drs. G. A. Martin and John Tolson attended her. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.
June 28th. is the date for the Grand Excursion from Abbeville to Opelousas. Don't miss it.
Laf. Adv. 6/13/1896
The railroad excursion that will run from Washington to Houma on Sunday July 1st., promises to be one of the most largely patronized excursions of the season. The Iberia Excursion Club, under whose auspices the excursion will be given, are making extensive preparations to ensure an enjoyable time for the large crowd.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/16/1894.
Base Ball Excursion Down the Bayou. - The
excursionists who accompanied the Lafayette Camellia's Base Ball Club
to Abbeville numbered about 80, the steamboat Mary Rose could have
easily accommodated three times that number. They had a delightful sail
down the bayou, and were enthusiastically received by the Abbeville
people. The game with the "Red Stockings" was a very pretty one as far
as it went. Unfortunately, like the did here in the game with the
Crescents, the Abbeville club raised objection to a ruling if the
umpire, and refusing to continue forfeited the game in the 7th inning,
the score at the time standing - Camelia's 12, Red Stockings 10. The
excursion coming back was delayed, not reaching Lafayette until 6
o'clock Monday morning. The excursionists express themselves as well
pleased with their trip and with Abbeville and its people. Lafayette Advertiser 6/21/1890.