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From the Lafayette Advertiser of February 17th, 1904:


 Hold a Mass Meeting Saturday, Adopt Resolutions Endorsing President Roosevelt's' Administration And Advocate the Elimination of the Negro from Politics Committees and Delegates Appointed.

 Pursuant to a call ordered by the Republicans of the Parish of Lafayette met in mass meeting in the town of Lafayette, La., Saturday, February 13, 1904, and proceeded to elect delegates to the State Nominating Convention to be held in New Orleans, La., February 17, 1904, also delegates to the Congressional nominating convention where two each delegates and alternates will be elected to the National Convention to be held in the City of St. Louis, Mo. The mass meeting also elected a Parish Executive Committee to serve for the next four years, as also a member of the State Central Committee. Mr. Joseph A. Chargois was Chairman of the meeting with J. R. Domengeaux as Secretary. A committee on resolutions was appointed, consisting of Louis Dubernard, John Vigneaux, J. Nugent, J. U. Broussard, J. M. Jones. J. R. Domengeaux submitted the following which was unanimously adopted, to-wit:

Be it resolved that we deplore the present condition of affairs existing in our parish, whereby a large number of our Republican friends participated in the last Democratic Primary, assisting the anti-administration in defeating the ring-Democracy; these conditions we fear having a tendency to set us back in the good work we have in view.

Resolved further that we believe that all affairs pertaining to the best interests of the Republican Party in the State of Louisiana should be brought direct to the State Central Committee whereby the whole Committee should have a voice in the deliberations, instead, as matters now stand, by decisions by sub-committees.

Resolved further that we disapprove the methods adopted by some of the leading Republicans in dealing with general matters affecting the party. We believe that in every parish, where an organization exists, that all local issues are to be settled by that organization, and its recommendations respected.

Resolved, that we approve the resolutions adopted by the State Central Committee at its meeting in New Orleans, La., January 26, 1904. We heartily endorse President Roosevelt's administration, and especially his action in the Panama Canal question. We endorse the efforts of the good people of New Orleans in their fight for the maintenance of the Mint in their midst.

We endorse empathetically this paragraph of the State Central Committee resolutions, stating that this is a WHITE MAN'S COUNTRY AND NEGROES MUST NOW AND AT ALL TIMES BE ELIMINATED FROM POLITICS.

Be it further resolved that we favor the repeal of the present election law as being a menace to the freedom and liberties of a large majority of the white voters of this parish, and we would propose the enactment of such laws as would give all white men twenty one years of age the right to elect their officers from judges of the Supreme Court to ward constables. In conclusion we tender an invitation to all white men in the Parish of Lafayette to join us in this the only real opposition to the State ring Democracy.

The mass meeting then elected the following top compose the Parish Executive Committee for four years; 2nd ward, John Nugent; 3rd ward, John Vigneaux; 4th ward, A. Primeaux; 5th ward, (not available); 6th ward, J. M. Jones; 7th ward, J. U. Broussard; 8th ward, August Arnaudt. At large, J. A. Chargois, J. R. Domengeaux, T. J. Breaux, Gus. A. Breaux, Jos. Lazaro, F. H. Gregory and H. Hutchinson. The committee met and elected Jos. A. Chargois as Chairman and J. R. Domengeaux as Secretary.

Colonel Gustave A. Breaux was re-elected to represent the parish on the State Central Committee.

The meeting moved that all vacancies existing on the Committee during the next four years be filled by the chairman without calling an election or mass meeting.

The following delegates were elected to cast the vote of Lafayette in the State Nominating Convention in New Orleans, La. Wednesday, Feb. 17, J. A. Chargois, John Vigneaux, J. R. Domengeaux, John Nugent, A. Arnaudt, J. M. Jones, Joseph Falcon, E. Judice, Mr. Pellisier, J. U. Broussard, Gus. A. Breaux, T. J. Breaux, Zack Domengeaux, F. H. Gregory, Jos. Lazaro and Louis Dubernard.

The following delegates were elected to the convention to be called when delegates to the National Convention will be elected: A. Arnaudt, J. A. Chargois, J. M. Jones, J. R. Domengeaux, J. U. Broussard and J. Nugent. The meeting then adjourned.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/17/1904.  

Social Democrats Organize.

On Wednesday, February 10, the Social Democrats of Lafayette met and formed a temporary organization and elected the following officers:  F. C. Triay, Chairman; L. Levert, Recording Secretary; J. Falcon, Financial Secretary; H. J. Church, Organizer; J. B. Coumes, Literature Agent.

 The application for a charter was signed by twenty-three members and upon receipt of same, a permanent organization will be formed and permanent officers elected. Laf. Advertiser 2/17/1904.


Morehead-Moss. - Mr. Hugh Nelson Morehead and Miss Azeline Moss, were married at the residence of Mrs. Nichols, Saturday, Feb. 13, by Judge H. L. Monnier. 

Simon-Rogere - Mr. Jules Simon and Miss Ida Rogere, both of Lafayette, were married Thursday, Feb. 4, Judge H. L. Monnier officiating. 
 Leblanc-Boudreaux. - One of the most interesting social events of the week in Scott was the wedding of Mr. Jno. O. Leblanc, a highly esteemed employee of the Vordenbaumen Lumber Co., of Lafayette, and the charming daughter of A. O. Boudreaux. The marriage was celebrated in the Catholic church, Rev. Father Durant officiating, in the presence of a large number of friends. After the ceremony a reception to relatives and intimate friends was held at the home of the bride Mr. and Leblanc will reside in their pretty new cottage in the Vordenbaumen addition.

 Blakesley-Fisher. - Mr. Horace Blakesley, manager of the Lafayette Marble Works, and Mrs. Hattie Fisher, were married at the home of the bride's daughter in Franklin, Thursday, Feb. 11. They arrived in Lafayette, Friday.
Schuling-Deffez. Mr. Henry Schuling, who is one of the proprietors of the Lafayette Mattress Factory, and Miss Alice Deffez, a charming young lady of this place, were married in New Orleans, Monday, Feb. 13th. Mr. and Mrs. Schuling will return home after the carnival. The Advertiser extends best wishes to the newly wedded couple for many years of health and happiness.

Lafayette Advertiser 2/17/1904.

 In answer to the question, what is Louisiana's greatest need educationally, propounded by the Louisiana's School Review to a number of leading teachers over the State, the response was almost unanimous that more efficient supervision was the greatest need, which, was probably the answer expected, as not alone by the teachers, but by the people generally is it coming to be forcibly recognized that the efficiency of a school system depends upon the kind of supervision.

This recognition has grown into a certainty in the few parishes where trained superintendents have been employed, notably in this parish, where there as been such a betterment that it really seems strange that the school boards of every parish have not followed the lead promptly. Prof. V. L. Roy, of the Southwest Louisiana Industrial Institute, expresses very clearly in his reply the value of a trained superintendent as follows:

A competent superintendent presupposes a competent school board; but, of the two, the superintendent is the more important. No parish is so poor that it cannot afford to have, and to pay for, a qualified superintendent; nor is any parish so wealthy that it can commit such an extravagance as to employ an incompetent superintendent, be his salary $25 per month.

The qualified superintendent is almost a panacea for school ills; he appoints better teachers, secures better teaching, creates a healthy school of sentiment, influences taxation for schools, obtains larger school appropriations from police juries, and administers the school affairs of the parish generally in a proper manner.

As he states, a cheap superintendent is a costly luxury, where as a high priced one is a cheap necessity, and the time will soon come when it will be deemed just as necessary to have a trained superintendent as it is to have schools.

The greatest salary permitted under the law is $1,200 per year, which by some is considered excessive, because they do not understand the real value of a good superintendent. We shall see later, that this amount will be increased, and a generous rivalry among the parishes for the best superintendent. This won't happen to-morrow, it is a little farther off, but it is coming just the same.

Lafayette Advertiser 2/17/1904. 

Cumberland Telephone Toll Stations Established.
 On Jan. 1 the Cumberland Telephone Co., established the following toll stations and rates for a three minute conversation:

 Breaux Bridge - 15cts.Broussard - 10 cts.
Duson - 15 cts.
Scott - 10 cts.
Youngsville - 10 cts.

If, however, there are subscribers to the Lafayette exchange in the above towns, there is no charge. The charge is made only when using the toll station phones.

Laf. Adv. 2/17/1904.

Public School Exhibit Sent to the World's Fair at St. Louis.
 Supt. Alleman sent the rest of the public school exhibit for this parish to the World's Fair at St. Louis last week, the first part having been forwarded some months ago. The exhibit is a very creditable one, consisting of examination papers, school work, silhouette drawings etc. An interesting feature is the photographs of various country school buildings, showing the old and the new in contrast, which was included as showing the progressive movement along educational lines in Lafayette parish.
Laf. Adv. 2/18/1904.


 The Hayden Concert at Falk's Opera House Friday night was a very successful and enjoyable affair. Mr. Hayden, as was expected, delighted the audience with his fine rendition of a number of masterpieces, showing that he made progress in his musical studies. Mr. Hayden is a true artist and his concerts are always a treat to music lovers. He was assisted by local talent who contributed greatly to the pleasure of the evening.

 The following entertaining program was rendered:


Improvisation - Piano, Wm. Hayden.

F. V. Mouton - Baritone, The Mansion of Aching Hearts.

Prof. Florent Sontag - Violin, Spring Song.

Wm. Hayden- Piano, II Tovatore.

Little Miss Eva Mouton - Piano, Selected.

Miss Leah Gladu - Piano, Selected.

Melancon and Durand - Coronet Duo, Selected.

Wm. Hayden - Piano, Selected.

F. E. Girard - Tenor, Mary Dear.

Wm. Hayden - Piano, Ballade Op 47 Chopin. 
Lafayette Advertiser 2/17/1904.

Mt. Carmel Academy.

 Friday at Mt. Carmel Academy the pupils of "The S. O. W. Club," celebrated Lincoln's birthday.

 The blackboards and walls were decorated with flags, buntings, and President Lincoln's picture; also a number of the pupils drawings. We entertained Mother Superior and the faculty with recitations, songs, and the reading of several essays. We are not preparing for George Washington's birthday. On that day will be a grand contest between the Seniors and Juniors. There will be a prize awarded to the pupil who will have made up the most words with the letters contained in the name Washington.
                    PAULINE CAILLOUET.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/17/1904.


City Council

Lafayette, La., Feb. 1, 1904. The regular meeting of the City Council was held this day. Mayor C. D. Caffery, presiding.
Members present: F. Demanade, J. O. Mouton, A. E. Mouton, G. A. DeBlanc, D. V. Garbled
H. L. Fontenot, M. Rosenfield.


Petition from property owners on Lee avenue praying for cement walk on south side received and accepted, and the following ordinance adopted.

Be it ordained by the City Council of Lafayette, La., that under and by virtue of an ordinance adopted October 5, 1903, entitled "An ordinance relative to sidewalks in the town of Lafayette, La.," and in accordance with the provisions of Act No. 147 of the acts of the Legislature of this State, of the year 1902, and considering that the public interest requires it, that a cement walk six feet in width, and the necessary curbing thereto and otherwise according to specifications in possession of the street committee of this Council, be built along the following routes, to wit.

1. Starting from Vermilion street at its intersection with Lee avenue, and going thence on the east side of said Lee avenue to Sixth street, thence on the southeast side of Sixth street to Grant avenue to the Crescent News Hotel.

2. Starting from Main street in said town at its intersection with Lafayette street, and going north on the west side of Lafayette street to Vermilion street.

Be it further ordained that public notice be given for ten days of this ordinance and moreover calling for bids to do said work, and that the contract for said work shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder who shall give satisfactory security to the street committee in a sum to be determined by them for the faithful performance of said contract and the completion of said work.

Be it further ordained that the entire cost of said walk shall be paid by the owners of the real estate abutting the same on the basis of the respective frontage of said real estate which amounts shall be due and collectible within ten days after the completion of the work and its acceptance by the City Council shall proceed by suit against the said owners and said real estate to collect said delinquent assessment, and for the payment of said sums to assessed.

The Council shall have a special privilege on said property, with six per cent annum interest thereon from the expiration of said ten days until paid, which lien shall be the first privilege over all other claims except taxes, and shall effect third persons, from the date of the registry of the assessment in the Mortgage Book of the parish of Lafayette.

Be it further ordained that said walk shall be six feet in width, wherever possible.

Be it further ordained that the street committee of this Council may and they are hereby authorized in their discretion to accept said work, or any part thereof, by sections of one or more blocks.

Be it further ordained that in case no satisfactory bid is received for the construction of said cement walk, then that said street committee is hereby authorized and empowered to proceed without delay to construct the same, or cause the same to be constructed, as provided by said Act No. 147 of 1902.

Be it further ordained that this ordinance shall take effect immediately after promulgation.

Moved seconded and carried that is is hereby prohibited for all owners of wagons and carts and other vehicles to back the same against the cement walks of this town or to unload their freight in such a way as to injure or damage the said walks and that a fine of not less than $2.50 nor more than $10.00 is hereby imposed for each and every violation of this ordinance.

There being no further business the Council adjourned.


Lafayette Advertiser 2/17/1904.   

 Tries to Rob the Scott Post-Office, and is Caught in the Act.
 A white man, giving his name as James Riley, was brought from Scott, Saturday, by Deputy Trahan and lodged in jail on the charge of attempting to burglarize the post-office at that place. The attempt was made Friday night. Postmaster Alex Hebert was awakened by hearing a noise as of someone breaking into the office. He quietly arose, called a young man sleeping near by, and together they started to investigate. One went one way around the house, another the opposite way, and came upon a man in the act of going through a window. They ordered him to throw up his hands promptly which he did. They detained him until an officer came for him. The prisoner claims to be from Houston, and states that his object in entering the building which is used as a grocery and post-office, was to get something to eat.Lafayette Advertiser 2/17/1904.

A pocketbook containing twenty-five dollars in currency, between post-office and C. H. Mouton's residence. Finder will receive reward by returning same to this office. Laf. Advertiser 2/17/1904.

DIED. - Died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1904, at 11:30 at the family residence in Lafayette, Mrs. Carrie Graser Judice, aged 26 years.

 Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. D. Harper Friday, Feb. 12, a the home of the deceased, and the remains were interred in the Protestant cemetery. Mrs. Judice leaves a husband, one child, her mother and two brothers. Laf. Adv. 2/17/1904. 

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 2/17/1904.

 Farr r Lindsay is enjoying the carnival season in New Orleans.

Mrs. J. H. Callens left Sunday for the City to spend the Carnival season.

Hawes's Hat! The best hat for the money on the market. Try one. Levy Bros.

The place to by shoes is A. L. Dyer's. Royville. His shoes are good shoes, stylish and easy wearing. Laf. Adv. 2/17/1904.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mouton kindly remembered The Advertiser force with a plate of delicious wedding cake, for which we all extend thanks.

Chief Clerk Stephens, of Supt. Mallard's office, is at his post again after an absence of three weeks in New Orleans.

Eben Morgan, one of our most popular young men, has taken a position with the Falk Mercantile Co., where he will be glad to see his many friends.

A sick man can't take any chances. He wants the best and purest of medicines. That is what he can always get at Young & Comeaux's.

Dr. D. V. Gardebled assumed charge of the prescription department of the Moss Pharmacy last Monday. Mr. Gardebled is well and favorably known to the medical profession and the public at large, and his re-entry into active business life in Lafayette will be a source of gratification to a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Laf. Adv. 2/17/1904.

Buy your coal oil from Adolph Mouton. He delivers promptly.

Mr. C. D. Bordeaux, and daughter, Miss Rhena, left Monday evening on the fast mail to attend the carnival in New Orleans.

Victor talking machines and Records at Biossat's Jewelry store.

Mr. H. G. Whitney, who for several years has been the local manager for the Cumberland Telephone Co., left with his family for Hot Springs Friday.

Alex Whittington was among those who took in the carnival in New Orleans.

Bicycles at all prices, cheapest to highest grade. A. J. Bonnet, the bicycle doctor.

Misses Cora Desbrest and Philomene Doucet went to New Orleans for the carnival.

Isaac and Herman Plonsky, of Washington, spent Sunday with relatives in Lafayette.

Mrs. A. T. Comeaux and children and Miss Odille Smith, of Youngsville, spent Saturday and Sunday in Lafayette.

The "Crescent" and "Tribune" bicycles are models of mechanical perfection, come and see samples at A. J. Bonnet's.

Mmes. Alfred Voorhies and A. Robichaud, Miss Philomene Voorhies went to St. Martinville Saturday, returning Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Judice, of Scott, are among the visitors this week.

Lafayette Advertiser 2/17/1904.


 From the Lafayette Gazette of February 17th, 1900:

 Organized and Starts Out Under Very Favorable Auspices.

 Another evidence that Lafayette is forging ahead is offered in the recent organization of a building association the charter of which is published elsewhere in this paper.
 Building associations have done a great deal to build other towns and cities and there is no reason to think that similar results will not follow an organization of the kind in this community. The time is peculiarly ripe for a building association in Lafayette. More dwelling houses are needed and this organization, controlled and managed by our local people, will furnish many of our worthy citizens an opportunity to secure homes.

The readiness with which the two hundred and fifty shares of the first series were taken shows the popularity of the move.The Gazette thinks there has never been a better time to organize a building association here. Shreveport, New Iberia and other towns in the State owe their prosperity in a great measure to local building associations.
 The Lafayette Building Association starts out under most auspicious circumstances. It can not but prove a most valuable factor in the upbuilding of this town.
 Reference to the charter will give all the information desired concerning the objects and methods of the association. The Board of Directors is composed of the following gentlemen:

C. D. Caffery, C. O. Mouton, R. J. Pellerin, B. N. Coronna, Julian Mouton, J. E. Martin, A. D. Denbo. The board elected the following officers: Julian Mouton, president; A. B. Denbo, vice-president; D. Schwartz, secretary; S. R. Parkerson, treasurer; O. C. Mouton, attorney; C. D. Caffery, notary.

The only officer who will receive a salary is the secretary who will be paid $10 a month. Mr. Schwartz, the secretary, is the well-known book-keeper at the Lafayette Compress and Storage Company. He is a reliable and competent man and in his charge the books of the association will be in efficient hands.

Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1900.

 The Krause-Taylor Company To-Night.
 The Krause-Taylor Company which made such a hit here several weeks ago, will play a return date at Falk's opera-house to-night, presenting the fantastic comedy, "A Home Affair." The pathetic incident of mythology, Niobe turned to stone from grief, is made a foil for the ludicrous incidents of the play. Niobe, supposed to have been extracted from the ruins of Thebes after remaining there for three thousand years, is sold to an enthusiastic antiquarian as a curio. He leaves his trophy with an insurance company, the manager of which removes it to his house for safe keeping. Worment who are putting in electric wire when they finish their day's work, to get the loose end out of the way, twist them about Niobe's feet. When the lights are turned on Niobe returns to life and then the fun begins.
 The company carry their own special scenery for this play, using none of the opera-house scenery at all. The prices will be 25c, 50c, and 75c. Seats are on sale at Gardebled's drugstore. On account of being on Saturday night the curtain will not rise until 8:30.
Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1900.

B. M. A.
Meeting at Falk's Hall at 8 o'clock Monday to Take up an Important Matter.
 The citizens of the town are urged to attend a meeting of the Business Men's Association to be held as stated above. This will be a most important meeting and a large attendance of present and prospective members is desired.
 The object of the meeting will be explained when it will be called together.

 In this connection The Gazette will reiterate its advice to the people of this town to join the B. M. A. This association is calculated to do much good and the larger its membership the better prepared it is to do effective work.
 Every man in town should be a member of the B. M. A., because every one is interested in the prosperity of the town. The B. M. A. has done much in the past and can do more in the future.  Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1900.

Light Plant Declared Satisfactory. - R. T. Burnell was sent here some days ago to make an inspection at the electric light power house for the Hartford Boilers Inspection and Insurance Company. Mr. Burrell's report states that "the condition, care and management" at that place are satisfactory.
Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1900.

Post-office Burglary at Grand Coteau. - Burglars broke into the post office at Grand Coteau last Tuesday night and with the use of dynamite or other explosive entered the safe and got away with a considerable booty. Over $200 belonging to the government and $295, the property of Lehman, Stern & Co.,, were stolen. There does not seem to be any clue to the crime. Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1900.

At the Pest House. - Things at the pest-house are getting along very well. Dr. Girard informs us that only a few patients there are from this town. Several cases are from the parish. The town is now free from smallpox, a fact which all will be pleased to know. At the time it looked very much like we were going to have an epidemic, but the intelligent methods adopted by our health officer has saved us from so dreadful a calamity.
Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1900.


Voorhies - Plonsky.
Saturday evening in this town, Alfred Voorhies, of Sabine Pass, Texas, and Miss Laura Plonsky, of Lafayette. The marriage ceremony was performed by Judge T. A. McFaddin. Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1900.

Act of Incorporation.
State of Louisiana, Parish of Lafayette.

 Be it known, That on the 12th day of February in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred, and of the independence of the United States one hundred and twenty-fourth, before me, Orther C. Mouton, a notary public, duly commissioned and sworn in and for the parish of Lafayette, State of Louisiana, and in the presence of witnesses herein after named and undersigned, personally came and appeared the parties whose names are subscribed, who declared that availing themselves of the provisions of the statutes of Louisiana, relative to the organization of corporations, they covenant, agree and bind themselves, and those who may hereafter become members of this Association for the objects and purposes and under the stipulations following, to wit:


 The name and title of said corporation shall be "THE LAFAYETTE BUILDING ASSOCIATION," and under its said corporate name, it shall have power to contract; sue and be sued; to make and use a corporate seal and the same to break or alter at pleasure; to hold, receive, lease, purchase, convey and pledge under its corporate name, property, both real and personal; to lend money on security; to name and appoint such officers and agents as the interests and convenience of said corporation may require; to make and establish such by-laws, rules and regulations for the proper management and regulation of the affairs of said corporation as may be necessary and proper, and the same to change and alter at pleasure, and to do all such acts and things as are or may be necessary and proper, and the same to change and alter at pleasure, and to do all such acts and things as are or may be necessary and proper to carry out the objects and purpose of said corporation, unless sooner dissolved under the provisions of this charter, shall exist for a period of ninety-nine (99) years.


 The domicile of said corporation shall be in the town of Lafayette, parish of Lafayette, State of Louisiana, and all citations or other legal process shall be served upon the president of said corporation, or, in the absence of both of these officers, upon the secretery.


 The object of this Association shall be the accumulation of a fund from the weekly installments on account of subscriptions to the capital, rentals, premiums and loans, the funds so accumulated to be used for the purpose of real estate, the building, rental and sale of homesteads, and when necessary or advisable, the loaning of money on mortgage security, in the parish of Lafayette.


 The capital of said corporation shall be one million dollars ($1,000,000,) and shall be issued in shares, each representing two hundred dollars ($200,) to be paid in weekly installments of twenty-five cents per share.

 Minors and married women may hold, subscribe for, transfer and withdraw shares in the manner prescribed by law.

 At the close of each fiscal year, the net profits shall be apportioned and a dividend credited to the value of each share in force, in such manner as the Board of Directors may determine.

 Whenever the shares of any one series, by reason of the payments on account of subscriptions thereto, together with addition of the profits and accumulations thereon shall be worth the par value of two hundred dollars ($200) each, the shares representing the series so arrived at par shall be liquidated and paid over to the holders thereof, on the surrender of their certificates; and whenever the shares of the series last issued shall be worth the par value of two hundred dollars ($200) each, the Association shall be liquidated by three commissioners, selected by the Board of Directors from among the shareholders. The shares shall be issued in series as determined upon by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall have the right when deemed advisable to issue paid up stock on the payment at one time of one hundred dollars.

 Said paid up stock shall be transferable in person or by written power of attorney, and only on the books of the Association.  

 This paid up stock may be called in and cancelled at any time by said Association, after giving thirty days notice to the owner, upon payment of the face value, plus accrued interest. Notice mailed to the address given when the stock so called in shall cease at the date of redemption given in said notice.

 The holder of said stock is otherwise entitled to all the rights in the Association as provided by the charter and by-laws, except as to participation in the profits of the Association, nor can persons holding such stock vote on such stock, nor can they in any case be members of the Board of Directors.

 The said paid up stock shall draw interest at not more than six per cent per annum, and each Board of Directors at its first meeting shall fix the rate of interest to be paid on all such stock issued during the ensuing year.

 Any one of age and acting in their own right and behalf shall have the right to file applications for such stock with the secretary at any time, and each application will be acted upon in the order of its filing.

 The fiscal year shall end on the last day of each year.


 The corporate powers of the Association shall be exercised by seven directors, each of them shall own not less than five serial shares, (unreadable word) all be elected by the shareholders on the (unreadable word) Tuesday in January annually, each stock-holder represented at said election and not in default being entitled to vote as follows:  For one serial share up to five exclusive he may cast one vote. From five shares up to ten exclusive he may cast two votes. From ten shares up to twenty exclusive he may cast three votes. For twenty shares and over he may cast four votes. No member shall have more than ten shares in his, or her name, in any one series.

 Notice of said election shall be given for the space of ten days by the secretary through the mail. Said election shall be by ballot and shall be held at the domicile of this corporation, under the supervision of three shareholders appointed by the Board of Directors at the last preceding regular meeting thereof. The shareholders receiving a majority of the votes cast shall be declared elected.

 The failure to hold an election on the day specified shall not dissolve the corporation, but the directors in office shall hold over until and election be held, after ten days' notice of the tims and place thereof.

 The directors shall elect from their numbers a president and vice-president; and four directors shall be a quorum for the transaction of business.

 The directors shall elect or appoint a secretary, a treasurer and such employees as may be necessary, and may fix their compensation, but no salary shall be paid to any member of the Board of Directors or officer, except to the secretary; and they shall have power to enact by-laws not repugnant to this charter, to select a place of meeting, to suspend any officer or director for neglect or misconduct, and to name and appoint their successors, as provided for in the by-laws, and shall have general authority to carry out the objects and business of the Association. But they shall not have power to purchase real estate, except for cash, nor contract any indebtedness whatever in excess of the amount of one month's installments.

 Any director about to absent himself from the parish must nominate in writing a substitute in his stead, provided said substitute shall be a shareholder of the Association, owning not less than five serial shares; and such substitute shall be entitled to a seat in the Board of Directors on filing his proxy with the secretary.


 The Association at the discretion of the Board of Directors may make use of its funds in any and all the ways prescribed below, to-wit:

 It may lend money at interest on mortgage security; or to shareholders on the simple pledge of their stock together with the payments and accumulations thereon, provided that loans on such stock security shall never exceed in amount the sum of the payment of installments actually made on said stock at the time the l0an is made.

 It also may lend money to its shareholders in the following manner to-wit:

 Whenever the funds shall warrant, one or more loans or advances on shares shall be offered and made to the shareholders bidding the highest voluntary discount therefore provided no bid shall be received for less than twenty per cent discount; and no shareholder shall be entitled to bid who owes anything upon his shares; nor shall any shareholder be loaned an amount exceeding the maturity value of the stock borrowed on nor be permitted to borrow on more than twenty shares. All such loans must be secured by a written pledge of the stock or shares on which said loan or advance is made, together with all the payments and accumulations present and future thereon; and in addition, either by mortgage, vendor's lien, sale and re-sale or some adequate pignorative contract affecting and bearing on real estate; or by said Association itself investing the money in real estate to be held and considered as its own property until the said pledged stock by reason of the payments and accumulations thereon shall have reached the value of $200 per share; when the said property shall be transferred to the owner of said stock. In all cases where the Association lends money to shareholders bidding a discount therefore as just above provided, it shall have the right at the maturity of said stock to compensate and set off the amount due said shareholder on his said pledged stock against the sum loaned him and to retain said amount in payment of his loan; and no part of any such loan shall be considered as paid until the stock loaned on has matured and compensation has been effected. No property shall be purchased by the Association except for cash.

 Shareholders obtaining advances on shares, failing to tender satisfactory security therefore, within thirty days from date of the adjudication, shall forfeit same, (provided that the Board of Directors may, for good and satisfactory reasons, extend the time,) and all costs and charges or expenses attending the examination of titles and searches, together with the interest for not less than four weeks, or such further time as may have elapsed, shall be charged to the borrower, and be a lien against his or her shares until paid.

 All fees of attorneys, notaries, recorders, registers and all expenses incurred in making or cancelling loans, shall be paid by the respective borrowers.

 The Board of Directors may make such rules and regulations, or by-laws to govern loans or advances on stock, as they may see proper; provided they do not conflict with this article.


 Payments on shares, installments and interest shall be due and payable weekly on each Saturday, at the office of the Association, and any shareholder in arrears five weeks in the payments either of installment or interest on shares shall forfeit and pay as a penalty the sum of five cents per share on shares on which no advance has been made, and the sum of ten cents per share or shares on which an advance has been made, and the same for each similar subsequent default, and said fines must be paid before any further installments and interest can be received.

 Any shareholder who shall become six months in arrears in the payment of the installments or interest due on his shares, shall, by reason of such failure, and without notice, forfeit all payments previously made by him, together with the profits, interests and accumulations thereon, which shall revert to and become the property of the Association.

 Interest will be allowed on monthly payments (made in advance of those due within the current month) at a rate to be fixed from time to time by the Board of Directors, not to exceed six per cent per annum for the time said payments run; provided no interest shall be allowed on payments in advance for a shorter period than three months.


 Any shareholder who has received a loan or advance on his shares, desiring to settle and liquidate such indebtedness prior to the maturity of the loan, may do so either in part or in whole, by paying the net amount cash received on each share, plus one-eighth of the discount bid for same each year or fraction of year that said shares have been in existence, and if desired the pledged shares may be surrendered to the Association and cancelled under the conditions and in the proportion provided for withdrawing unpledged shares, and their value credited in part payment of said indebtedness.


 Shareholders not having pledged their shares to the Association, who owe nothing on their shares, may withdraw from the Association by giving thirty days' notice in writing to the president, when said shareholder, on surrender of his certificate, shall be refunded all the payments on account of weekly installments on shares made by him, less than unpaid fines or charges and a pro rata of the current years' expenses and losses, if any, up to the date of his notice; provided that a shareholder withdrawing after his shares have been in existence over one year, shall receive, in addition to the above, ten per cent of the profits on said shares for each year they have been in existence. Each written notice of withdrawal shall be registered and numbered by the secretary in the order of their receipt, and withdrawing shareholders shall be paid in rotation, as registered, out of the first un-appropriated moneys in the treasury.

 On the death of any shareholder, whose share is not pledged to the Association, his or her legal representative shall be entitled to receive in cash the withdrawal value of the share at the time of the last payment made by such deceased shareholder, less any unpaid fines or charges; or said representative shall be entitled to either transfer said shares to others, or to continue the same by payment of the weekly installments; provided that said share be redeemed or transferred, or notice given of continuing it, within the six months next following such death, and in default of action within that time, said share and all accumulations thereon shall be forfeited and revert to and become the property of the Association, without further notice.


 No share shall be transferred except on the books of the Association, in the presence of the secretary, upon the surrender of the certificate therefore; provided no shares in arrears can be transferred; and the person to whom the shares are transferred shall sign the by-laws in like manner as any original member. For each share so transferred there shall be paid twenty-five cents to the secretary, to be credited to the Association.


 Special meetings of the shareholders shall be convened at the request in writing of them shareholders, stating the time and object of such meeting.


 No shareholder shall ever be held liable or responsible for the contracts or faults of this Association in any further sum than the amount of his indebtedness to the Association; nor shall any mere informality in organization have the effect of rendering this act null, or of exposing a shareholder to any liability beyond the amount of his or her shares.


 This act of incorporation can be altered, amended and modified by a vote of three-fourths of the shares present or represented, at a general meeting convened for that purpose, or the Association dissolved by a vote to two-thirds of the capital subscribed, at a general meeting convened for that purpose, after ten days' notice by the secretary, by mailing same. Provided the capital of the Association shall not be increased unless a majority of all the shares in force shall vote in favor of such increase, nor until such notice be given and such publication be made and such formalities complied with as or may be required by law.


 Except in cases provided for by Article XIV of the charter, each holder of serial stock, present or represented by written proxy, shall be entitled to vote in all elections, and on all matters and on all questions coming before the Association, as follows, to-wit:  One serial share up to five exclusive he may cast one vote; from five shares up to ten exclusive, he may cast two votes; from ten shares up to twenty exclusive, he may cast three votes; for twenty shares and over, he may cast four votes. But the holding of paid up stock shall not entitle the said holder to any vote whatever upon any question or election whatever in the said Association.

 The first Board of Directors of this corporation is hereby constituted of the following shareholders: C. D. Caffery, C. O. Mouton, B. J. Pellerin, B. N. Coronna, Julian Mouton, J. E. Martin and A. B. Denbo; and they shall hold their offices until their successors are elected and qualified. The number of shares subscribed by appearers are placed opposite their signatures.

 Thus done and passed in my office, in the town of Lafayette, Parish and State aforesaid, on the day, month and year above written, in the presence of Messrs. F. Sterling Mudd and Homer Mouton, witnesses of the lawful age, residing in said parish, who have signed these presents with the said parties and me, notary, after due reading of the whole.


N. P. Moss - 5.
Wm. Campbell - 1.
Edw. H. Bauer - 5.
J. E. Martin - 5.
F. C. Triay - 5.
D. Schwartz - 7.
A. E. Mouton - 5.
Julian Mouton - 5.
Ed. G. Voohries - 5.
Chas. D. Caffery - 5.
Chas. O. Mouton - 5.
S. R. Parkerson - 5.
B. J. Pellerin - 5.
A. B. Denbo - 5.
B. N. Coronna - 5.
B. F. Anderson - 2.
A. M. Martin - 5.

Orther C. Mouton, Notary Public.

 Witnesses -- F. Sterling Mudd and Homer Mouton.
Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1900.

 Board of Health.
LAFAYETTE, LA., Feb. 14, 1900.
 The Board of Health met this day in special session with the following members present:  Drs. Geo. R. Dalaureal, H. D. Guidry, J. P. Francez, and Messrs. L. G. Breaux, D. A. Cochrane, J. O. Broussard, and Jasper Spell.  Absent:  Dr. R. O. Young.

 The president explained the object of the meeting to be the fixing of charges and physicians, nurses and guards etc., in cases of smallpox.

 By motion the following rates were adopted:   Transportation of patients to pesthouse per head, $1.50; diagnosing cases per head, $2.50; guards and nurses per day, $1.00.

 Messrs. D. A. Cochrane and R. C. Greig were appointed to contract for transportation, and Messrs. H. D. Guidry, D. A. Cochrane and R. C. Greig were appointed to appear before the jury and urge approval of above charges.

       R. C. GREIG, Secty.
Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1900.

Carnival Low Rates.

 The Carnival season in New Orleans is a season of absolute gaiety and good humor. The fame of the Crescent City in relation to its Mardi Gras festivals has spread until it has encompassed the entire earth. The Carnival is made up of a series of "fiestas" in which the people participate generally and which creates a long train of brilliant occasions and gorgeous pageants. The Carnival of 1900 will be the most brilliant in the history of New Orleans. There will be two additional street parades; the one occurring Feb. 21, at night, being an electrical display, the others occurring as follows:  At night, Feb. 22, Momus; at noon Feb. 26, arrival of Rex, on night of same day, Proteus; at noon Feb. 27, Mardi Gras Day, Arrival of Rex, and Mardi Gras night, Comus.

 Arrangements have been made for a general elaboration of the various spectacles and street masking. The Southern Pacific, Sunset Route, will make a one fare for the round trip rate, with tickets on sale Feb. 19, to the morning of Feb. 27, inclusive, going, and good for returning until March 10. For particulars see agent. S.  F. B. Morse, Passenger Traffic Manager; L. J. Parks, General Passenger and Ticket Agent, Houston, Texas.
Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1900.          

 From the Lafayette Gazette of February 17th, 1894:

C. P. Huntington Passes Through Lafayette.

A special passenger train passed through Wednesday having on board President Huntington and other high officials of the Southern Pacific. Superintendent Owens accompanied the party as far as this place, where they were joined by Superintendent Mulvey. Mr. Owen boarded train No. 20 for San Antonio where he goes to meet his family who have been in that city for several weeks.

 Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1894. 

Real Shiny for Southern Pacific Officials.  The railroad boys say that Fireman Bocker put such a bright polish on the number of switch engine 528 that it dazzled the eyes of the officials, who failed to see the engine. Jake is an expert at polishing brass.

 Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1894. 


 While we are complaining bitterly of the condition of our public roads, justice demands that we should not be too hasty in passing judgement upon the acts of the Police Jury, and throw all the blame, if blame there be, on the gentlemen composing that body. It is very true that it is their duty to see that the roads are worked; but is it not also true that the present system of working the roads has proven a complete failure wherever tried ? We are reliably informed that in most of the adjoining parishes the roads are no better than ours. This is not offered as an excuse for the poor roads in this parish, but we mention this fact simply to show that we are not the only ones who are deprived of the great necessity - good roads. Some time ago the writer visited a very progressive town in this State and found out to his great surprise that it was impossible to travel the main thoroughfare of the town. The town authorities had done all in their power to have good roads, but had failed.
Thousands of men can make good roads in their minds, but it requires practical statesmanship to suggest a change which the people can be made to try, and which will produce beneficial results.
There are no better roads in the world in dry weather, but when rainy weather sets in they become almost impracticable, and unless thoroughly drained and kept in repairs by men who understand their business this state of affairs will continue, causing much vexation to all the people and working great injury to every industry in the parish. Good roads have more effect toward building up a town than perhaps any other one enterprise, and they are indispensable to the prosperity of the rural districts. All agree about that; it is a fact which will continue to stand the test, and the sooner we realize it the better it will be for us.
We have no plan of our town to offer, but it strikes us that the five-mile contract proposed by "Cherokee" is the most feasible at the present time. This plan is practical, shocks no long standing prejudice, attempts no impossible reform, is a moderate step in advance, leads directly to the accomplishment of all that is now possible under the existing circumstances.

Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1894. 

 A Big Deal. - One of the largest loans ever transacted in this parish was made in this town Wednesday last. Otto Odloing, of Vermilion parish gave a mortgage to John E. Arandt, of Plymouth county, Iowa, represented here by Judge C. Debaillon, for $25,000. The act of mortgage was passed before E. G. Voorhies, notary.
Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1894.


 It is a pretty difficult matter to say how sugar will fare in the Senate. One day dispatches from Washington are very encouraging to those interested in this industry and the next day wires bring a contradiction of these reports. What will be the outcome no one can tell. Our Senators are making a brave fight and insist upon a reasonable duty; if they fail to obtain this, they have announced their intention to vote against Wilson bill. We give below the Picayune's Washington correspondence of February 13:   "The press reports sent out to-night concerning sugar are unfavorable, but with the exception of the inaction of the senate sub-committee on the subject of the sugar duty, nothing has occurred  to change the situation for the worse. The committee members are very reticent, even with the other senators, and nobody seems to know exactly what they are doing with the tariff bill. Most of the statements in the newspapers as to the sub-committee's proceedings are conjectural in their nature. The Louisiana senators had not heard any unfavorable news to-day. As far as can be learned the committee have not come to a decision on the sugar question.

 "The sugar planters' delegation may remain several days longer. They thoroughly discussed the question of a sugar schedule at the conference held last night Senators White and Caffery, and the latter will be in a position to submit a schedule if one is called for by the sub-committee on the tariff bill. The committee has not yet asked for a schedule.

 If it should be determined by the finance committee to leave sugar on the free list, they they will have to find a way to pass the bill without the aid of the Louisiana senators and the other senators who may stand with them. This is likely to prove a more difficult problem than the sugar question.

 "Senators Manderson and McMillan are enthusiastic over their experiences in Louisiana, and the great capacity of the sugar industry for development. Senator Manderson will stand for sugar, on his side of the chamber, and there are Republican senators who will go with him." Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1894.

News Notes (Gazette) 2/17/1894.

 A new schedule will go into effect on the Southern Pacific road to-morrow.
Laf. Gaz. 2/17/1894.

 L. L. Bourges, formerly of this town and now a prominent member of the Abbeville bar, spent Sunday with Father Forge. Laf. Gaz. 2/17/1894.

 Dr. J. D. Trahan and Chas. D. Caffery, Esq., left Monday for New Orleans to attend the meetings of the Grand Lodge of the Masons. Laf. Gaz. 2/17/1894.

 The railroad boys say that Fireman Bocker put such a bright polish on the number of switch engine 528 that it dazzled the eyes of the officials, who failed to see the engine. Jake is an expert at polishing brass. Laf. Gaz. 2/17/1894.

 Mr. A. Dugal, assistant agent at the Southern Pacific station here has been appointed night operation.
Laf. Gaz. 2/17/1894.


Steam Bricks.
Mr. B. Falk is now using steam to mold bricks at his kiln near town. By this means Mr. Falk is enabled to do more work and the brick manufactured is of a better quality. Laf. Gaz. 2/17/1894.

The Mite Meeting.

 The mite meeting given by the Ladies' Aid Society, last Tuesday evening proved a very a enjoyable affair to all present. While the inclement weather prevented many from attending yet a most gratifying result both socially and financially rewarded the efforts of the society. Songs, recitations and games, formed features of the entertainment and were supplemented by dainty refreshments served by the ladies.
Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1894.

M. S. Alexander's House Burned.

 The many friends of M. S. Alexander, the efficient railway postal clerk from this place to Cheneyville will be pained to learn that his residence was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning. The house and contents, including some very expensive furniture, were totally destroyed. The fire originated in the kitchen. The property was partially insured. Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1894.

 The Knights of Honor. 
Lafayette Lodge, No. 3194, Knights of Honor met last Tuesday and initiated two new members. Eight applications were read and referred to the investigating committee. The members of this lodge are very enthusiastic over the prospects of capturing the prize of $30 offered by Supreme Dictator Marsden Bellamy to each lodge initiating ten full-rate members before March 1. Judging by the number of applications received the "goat" will have a good deal of work at the next session, on the 4th Tuesday of this month. Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1894.

Ball St. Joseph's Night.
We are requested to announce that there will be a grand calico and masquerade ball, at Falk's Hall on St. Joseph's night, Feb. 19. A general invitation is extended to the ladies. Gentlemen will be charged 50 cents admission. Laf. Gazette 2/17/1894.

Want Drainage.
To the Editor of The Gazette.
 We hope that the committee lately appointed by the Police Jury will give due attention to the volume of water in the Scott road coming from the north side of the Louisiana Western Railroad. Heretofore this has been criminally neglected. The water can easily be made to run in its proper channel which is north and not south of the railroad.

 We trust the committee will give us relief as soon as possible, as we cannot travel this piece of road without running the risk of breaking our necks or greatly damaging our vehicles. Let us hope.
Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1894.  


  From the Lafayette Advertiser of February 17th, 1894:

Don't Know What We Got.

 A few days ago we were allowed to peruse a letter written by a resident of this town, in reply to inquiries submitted to him regarding Lafayette parish, by a resident of Rochester, N. Y., whose attention seems to be fixed on this section of country. The closing remarks in this letter were so strongly possessed of the right ring we requested permission to publish them:*** All things considered, this country is a highly favored one and under the beneficent influence of brain and capital would make a marvelous record.
The home people appear to not realize what a boon they possess, but prospectors are at once struck with its grandeur and true worth and praise it in the highest terms. Most of them, however, allow their parsimonious to supersede their better judgment in locating further west of Lafayette, on account of the apparent greater cheapness of lands, lands vastly inferior as they invariably learn to their regret afterward.

 In invest every dollar I make right around me and if I had a million more, would find good use for it in my own parish, developing its natural resources and stimulating many industries that could be successfully and profitably carried on in our immediate vicinity. It is THE country, par excellence. Come and see for yourself and bring capital with you.

 Lafayette Advertiser 2/17/1894.

 Result of The Advertiser's Prize Contest.

The prizes were won as follows, and will be presented to the successful contestants whenever it suits there convenience to call on us for them :

 The first ($2.50 in gold) - NED VOORHIES. He is to years of age and attends the public school in charge of Prof. R. C. Greig.
 Answer: "George Washington's birthday."

 The second (World's Fair souvenir coin) FRED A. COURTNEY, aged 10 years and a pupil of the Carencro public school.
Answer: "Washington's birhday."

 The third (1 year's subscription to The Advertiser) NORA DARBY, 10 years of age and attends private school conducted by Miss Louise Richard.
Answer: "Birthday of George Washington, the great General and President of the United States.

 As announced last week the priority of answers was determined by numbering and dating them in the order they were received. The first three correct answers that reached us, of necessity, precluded all others received afterward from sharing the benefit, so we deem it unnecessary to publish more than those already submitted. We hope that all the disappointed ones may at some time secure prizes we will offer in future contests of a similar kind.

 The Advertiser now requests the three successful contestants named above, to write a short composition on George Washington so that we may judge what is the extent of their knowledge of this great countryman of ours. As a reward for such an effort on the part of these children, we will publish the most meritorious of the compositions received. The children must not be allowed to consult books of any kind for material to base their compositions, nor must they receive instructions from any person, but, to make the test a fair one, are required to draw on from their own fund of knowledge. Their parents or teachers should explain this clearly to them, and reassure them in every way, so that they will feel encouraged to make a reasonable effort, as no one will be unreasonable in their expectations of children of their years.

 Compositions must be delivered at The ADVERTISER office not later than 4 o'clock p. m. next Thursday.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/17/1894.

Mite Meeting.
 The mite meeting at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Greig last Tuesday night was well attended. The gathering was of a most pleasant character and the refreshments, so daintily served, proved highly enjoyable to all. During the course of the evening little Loula McBride and Master Harold Demanade entertained the guests with a short dialogue, in a most interesting manner and with credit to themselves. The success of the meeting was well attested by the substantial sum netted. Mite becomes Might under certain circumstances and the ADVERTISER suggests that this pleasing method of promoting a worthy object could be employed with advantage, more frequently in this community. Laf. Advertiser 2/17/1894. 

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 2/17/1894.

There will be races to-morrow on Broussard's race track.

 Laf. Adv. 2/17/1894.

Joe Jefferson, the inimitable Rip Van Winkle, is now adjourning with his family at his magnificent country home near New Iberia.

Laf. Adv. 2/17/1894.

St. Valentine's day has come and gone and with its advent no doubt joy was occasioned to many, as also anger to not a few, if this year was no exception the rule. We know two persons, at least, who are very glad the event is now relegated to the past, and those are postmasters Demanade and Simpson.

 Laf. Adv. 2/17/1894.

We are told that "imitation is the sincerest flattery". The Advertiser accepts as a compliment the copying of its ideas by others, and as we do not consider it a crime to appropriate to our advantage meritorious ideas not of our origination, we cannot well take exception to a like privilege on the part of another.

Miss Lizzie Cayard, left for New Orleans Thursday evening.

Fresh and reliable garden seeds and flower seeds of all kinds at Moss Bros. & Co.

Mr. P. B. Roy, of Royville was in town on Monday and while here paid this office a visit.

For good clothing, for cheap clothing, for clothing of any kind go to L. Levy and Sons.

Mr. J. B. Pelham, at one time a resident of Lafayette, has been in town for the last few days.

One hundred pecan trees, two years old, will be sold at a bargain. Apply at this office.

Mrs. C. K. Darling, of Abbeville, was on a visit to her parents, in the latter part of last week.

We have been informed that Mr. Backer has purchased some very fine fruit trees which he will plant on his place at the end of Lincoln Avenue.

Laf. Adv. 2/17/1894.

Mr. Tom Hopkins, of New Iberia, visited his relatives last Sunday, and paid a visit to the Advertiser.

Dr. Thos. B. Hopkins has been a severe sufferer with tonsillitis lately. We are pleased to know his condition is much improved.

The street crossing between Mr. Gus Lacoste's building and Mr. Albert Delahoussaye's bakery stands in great need of repairs. Laf. Adv. 2/17/1894.

You can have any style of medals and badges made to order on short notice at T. M. Biossat's.

At their regular meeting on the 16th inst., Lafayette Lodge K. of H. operated on two candidates. Eight applications for membership are pending. Laf. Adv. 2/17/1894.

A regular meeting of Hope Lodge will be held at the lodge room this evening at the usual hour. Members are requested to take notice. Laf. Adv. 2/17/1894.

A special passenger train arrived here at 11:20 a. m. Tuesday having on board president C. P. Huntington, his first assistant H. E. Huntington, and other officials. Laf. Adv. 2/17/1894.

From Duson: Mr. Huntington's special train with a real live Prince and Princess on board passed through here recently and the train caused no more comment than an old engine would have. Evidently blue blood does not cut much of a figure here. Laf. Adv. 2/17/1894.

Mayor Wm. Campbell returned from New Orleans recently bringing with him an entirely new make of gasoline lamps which have been tried and found to be "good goods."

You can have any style of medals & badges made to order on short notice at T. M. Biossat's.

Dr. G. A. Martin recently purchased from Mrs. J. A. Veazey, a lot of ground on Lincoln ave., measuring 45 x 125 feet, on which he intends building a residence and (unreadable word) at an early date. Laf. Adv. 2/17/1894.


A dozen or more little poor blacks who had been warned several times to desist from blockading one of main sidewalks playing marbles, &c., were placed under arrest by deputy Marshal  Romero last Thursday for refusing to heed the warning. They were conducted as far as the lock-up, but on promising with great earnestness they would not repeat the offence the deputy Marshall released the gang. Laf. Adv. 2/17/1894.

If only a few more Dagoes and Arabs take up their abode in town decent people will be compelled to emigrate to another country to earn a living unless they wish to remain at home and be starved out. The way these buck-some fellows do thrive and multiply in this community is something alarming.
 Lafayette Advertiser 2/17/1894.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of February 17th, 1911:


 Mr. and Mrs. J. C.. Nickerson in compliment to their charming guests, Misses McInnally, of Canada, treated the young society people of Lafayette, to a reception and dance on St. Valentine evening, which was one of the most brilliant and enjoyable affairs ever given in our lovely little city. Music Hall was was beautifully decorated with palms and Canadian flags on the walls, while from the ceiling hung Spanish Moss, red hearts and red roses. The stage had been converted into a bower of palms, and Louisiana holly trees, behind which the musicians sat and discoursed sweet music. As the guests arrived they were greeted by the host and hostess, whose cordial manner on this and all other occasions is inimitable, and presented to the receiving party, which included: Dr. and Mrs. R. D. Voorhies, Dr. and Mrs. L. O. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Denbo, Mr. and Mrs. Joe E. Mouton, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Nickerson, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Judice, Mr. and Mrs. Raoul Jeanmard, Mmes. Davis, Kelly, Ducrocq, and Delmouly.

 Much merriment was caused by the gentlemen finding their match to their valentine heart which was made of red cardboard upon which a suitable quotation had been written, before the hearts were cut in half. The couple with hearts matching were partners for the grand march, which was led by Mr. Wood and Miss McInally.

 Dancing began at ten o'clock and the lovers of that delightful pastime seemed to enjoy themselves as never before. During the evening two figures were danced, the first was led by Mr. Jeff Caffrey and Miss Dora McInally and formed a wheel. The second was led by Mr. Jeff Caffery and Miss Aileen McInally, and formed a heart in which valentine favors were given. Throughout the evening refreshing fruit punch was served the merry dancers and the equally merry watchers. At eleven-thirty delicious refreshment were served consisting of red and white brick ice cream, Lady Baltimore Cake and white loaf cake with red icing. Nature seemed to be in league with Mr. and Mrs. Nickerson in their desire to please the fair honorees, for our sunny Southern climate on this Valentine evening was as balmy as a summer night - the moon shining gloriously here as it shines in the snow in far off Canada.

 When the parting hour arrived each participant left with the memory of a most delightfully spent evening.

 The invited guests were:  Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Torian, Mr. and Mrs. S. Delmouly, Mr. and Mrs. Joe E. Mouton, Mr. and Mrs. Raoul Jeanmard, Mr. and Mrs. Ashby Woodson, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jeanmard, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Nickerson.

 Mr. and Mrs. W. A. LeRosen, Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Waitt, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Denbo, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Caffery, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Parkerson, Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Parkerson, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Nusz, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Mouton, Mr. and Mrs. George Debaillon, Dr. and Mrs. L. O. Clark, Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Masters, Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Mouton, Dr. and Mrs. N. P. Moss, Dr. and Mrs. R. D. Voorhies, Dr. and Mrs. H. L. Ducrocq, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Babcock, Dr. and Mrs. John Tolson, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Doucet, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Bienvenu, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Demanade, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Slabotsky, Mr. and Mrs. N. Abramson, Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Young, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Biossat, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Middlemas, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Prugh, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Torian, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Roy, Mr. and Mrs. A. Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. D. Pelletier, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Mouton, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. McBride, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Sanders, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Judice, Mmes. E. P. Mills, Alfred Mouton, Baxter Clegg, B. J. Pellerin, Blum. Misses Aileen and Dora McInally, Bessie Caffery, Inez Biossat, N. Melancon, Quintella Morgan, Challie Tolson, Hazel Larrabee, F. and A. Shackford, Stella Roy, Isabelle and Mattie Mouton, Ida Hull, Zerelda Bailey, Lea Gladu, Eliza Hopkins, Pearl Myat, Maxim Beraud, Marie Louise Martin, of St. Martinville, Hilda and Aileen Delhomme, Nita Cayret. Drs. F. E. Girard, H. P. Beeler, A. R. Trahan, Messrs. A. W. Wood, E. E. Shackford, Dan and Chas. Debaillon, Jeff and James Caffery, E. E. Soulier, E. and C. Fields, C. C. Bryant, Eben Morgan, L. Mims, Rushing Biossat, Frank Myers, F. Sonstag, William Montgomery, John O. Donahoe, of Texas, Gayle of Lake Charles, Joe Comeaux, Jim and Claude Martin, of St. Martinville and Weston Brown of Carencro. Lafayette Advertiser 2/17/1911.    


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