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From the Lafayette Gazette of February 23rd, 1901:



 A most useful and worthy member of this community breathed his last Saturday evening. With calm resignation he answered the final summons and peacefully entered upon the voyage to the unknown country.

 The large number of people who attended the obsequies was a deserved recognition of the good qualities of the deceased. He had been a dutiful citizen and it was but proper that those who knew of his worth should pay him the last tribute of respect.


He had served his people well in a civic capacity; as a soldier he had followed the Confederate flag with unswerving fealty, and in times of pestilence, when others less courageous fled from the insidious foe, he nursed the sick and buried the dead. His was a long life, but it was not lived in vain. Five years more than the alloted span of three score and ten seems a long time to be on this earth, but to the busy man who has a mission to fulfill it is not a minute too long.


Anderson Joseph Moss, the subject of this sketch, was born in Lafayette parish in the year 1825. He was the son of Joseph H. Moss and Claire Thibodeaux. After receiving a preparatory education he entered Centre College at Danville, Ky., then one of the most foremost schools in the United States. After pursuing a course at that institution he read law, but shortly afterwards discontinued his studies and gave his attention to the management of this Father's plantation, which was situated in the Cote-Gelee section. Early in life he identified himself with public affairs and always took an active interest in politics. He was adherent of the Democratic party then opposed by the Whig organization. He was elected to the Legislature and in 1852 he served as a member of the Constitution Convention. From 1853 to 1860 he held a position in the Custom House of New Orleans.

In 1861 he volunteered his services to the Confederate army and enlisted in the company which was organized in this town with the late Judge Eraste Mouton as captain. He was elected 2d sergeant which position he held until he was made Captain and Assistant Commissar of  Subsistence of the 26th Louisiana Regiment. Of his services rendered to the Southern cause in this capacity, the gallant Winchester Hall, who became colonel of the Twenty-sixth at the battle of Chickasaw bayou and during the memorable siege of Vicksburg forms a part of the glorious history of the Southern Confederacy. The member of the Twenty-sixth left Vicksburg in a disorganized condition. Many had been killed in the engagements, some had died in the hospitals while others narrowly escaped death by starvation. Capt. Moss, being the survivors, was paroled. As soon as an exchange was affected he rejoined the army and served until the end of the war.

After the war Judge Moss returned to his home in this parish and, like other Southern men, made the best of the prevailing conditions and went to work to earn a livelihood for himself and family. In 1868 he was elected parish judge and held that office until 1876.

During the yellow fever epidemic of 1867 he was among those who organized a branch of the Howard Association and worked with characteristic energy toward the relief of the sick and dying. The older inhabitants of this town know of the invaluable services rendered to suffering humanity by Judge Moss and his co-workers during that terrible epidemic.

Judge Moss was an active participant in every important movement which was calculated to promote the interests of this community. He was public-spirited and was ever ready to do his part for the common weal. A few years ago he was elected mayor of Lafayette and it was during his administration that the question of waterworks and electric lights was agitated and the movement was started resulting in the building of these important public improvements.

In the death of Judge Moss Lafayette has sustained the loss of a good citizen, for it was not in his nature to shirk duty. In times of war, pestilence and peace he did his share of life's work. His end was a fitting close of a well-rounded life. He died with the love of his children and the respect of his fellow-men.

Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1901.

 Northern Prospectors. - A. E. Hobbs, of Chicago, were in Lafayette this week looking at the country with a view of investing in real estate. Through the efforts of J. C. Nickerson, the local real estate agent, the Messrs. Hobbs were enabled to see Lafayette and surrounding country. Before leaving they expressed themselves greatly pleased with Lafayette, and stated that they would return probably to remain permanently.
Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1901.

Board of Directors will Meet. - The Gazette is informed that the Board of Directors of the Industrial Institute will meet in Lafayette to-day to consider the matter of the acceptance of the main building. Contractor Mouton has completed his work some days ago and is now awaiting the action of the Board.
Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1901.

Mr. J. A. Laneuville, a native of New Orleans and 82 years of age, died at his home in this parish on the 22nd of this month. Mr. Laneuville came to this parish many years ago and engaged in the drug business in this town and subsequently moved to the country. Mr. Laneuville is said to have been the first pharmacist of the Charity Hospital of New Orleans. Mr. Laneuville was a member of Gen. Gardner Camp of United Confederate Veterans and was always deeply interested in the affairs of of that association. During his residence in this parish he performed the duties of citizenship  in a manner to win the respect and esteem of the community. He leaves an aged wife to mourn his loss. Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1901.

Real Estate Transfers.

 The following real estate transfers were recorded in the clerk's office during the past week:

 Alice Winston, wife, to Horace Meaux, 220 acres in the second ward, $1,980.

 Lessin Dugas to Eugene LeBlanc, 21 arpents in first ward, $400.

 Leo Doucet to E. C. Deniston, 30 arpents in second ward.

 Isadore Broussard to Alcide Broussard, 20 arpents in fourth ward, $400.

 Theovide Vincent to Ovide Trahan, 7 arpents in fourth ward, $70.

 S. Locke Breaux to Mrs. Antoine Delhomme, 35 arpents in first ward.

 Corinne Domingue to Amedee Sonnier, 35 arpents in first, $55o.

 C. O. and J. Alf. Mouton to Wm. Couret, 28 arpents in third ward, $700.

 Eulalie Potier, to Joseph Castelle, in sixth ward, 30 arpents, $400.

 Henry G. Foreman to George Foreman, third interest in 40 acres in second ward, $93.33.

 Adam Foreman to Cornelius Spell, 93 acres in second ward $930.

Cornelius Spell to Adam Foreman, 40 acres in second ward, $480.

 Cornelius Spell and H. Meaux to Adam Foreman, 100 acres in second ward.

 Mrs. F. S. Mudd to P. L. DeClouet and others, 16 lots in Mudd's addition, Lafayette, $800.
Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1901.



 From the Lafayette Advertiser of February 23rd, 1901:

Death of Judge A. J. Moss.

 Judge A. J. Moss died at his residence in Lafayette, Saturday, Feb. 16th, 1901, and was buried Sunday afternoon at the Catholic Cemetery.
Judge Anderson Joseph Moss was a native of Lafayette parish, born 1825.

Mr. A. J. Moss received his preparatory education in the schools of Louisiana, and later persued a course at Center College Danville, Kentucky. After leaving school he read law but upon the death of his father it devolved upon him to manage the plantation, and he gave up his law studies. Early in life Mr. Moss became identified with public affairs. He was a member of the Legislature, and of the Constitutional Convention of 1852. From 1853 to 1860 he was in the custom house in New Orleans. In 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate States army Company A, Twenty-sixth Louisiana Regiment. Shortly after entering the army he was appointed assistant commisary of substance of rank of captain. In this capacity he served during the whole war. After the war he returned home completely broken up as regards to finances.

During the existence of that office, Mr. Moss was nine years judge of Lafayette parish. He also for a number of years served as justice of the peace and notary public, and was a leading member of the town council.

Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1901


Lafayette, La. Feb. 16th, 1901.

The Teacher's Institute held its regular session on Feb. 16th., with fifteen teachers present: Conductor W. A. LeRosen, called the meeting to order. The roll was called all responding with a quotation and the minutes of the previous meeting were read and adopted: The practice classes were called, Miss Virgie Younger taught a first grade composition lesson. As Mr. Kossuth Olivier was not present, Miss McLaurin kindly volunteered and taught a fifth grade reading lesson.
The critique followed.
By a unanimous vote Miss McLaurin was thanked for volunteering to give the reading lesson in place os Mr. Olivier.
The lesson on History of Education was postponed, as also that on whitis school management owing to the absence of the one assigned as leader.
The following program was adopted for the next meeting.
Practice class: second grade reading, Miss Nella Alpha; fourth grade geography, Miss Webb; third grade arithmetic, J. W. Faulk. History of Education, W. A. LeRosen leader.
'School management, R. H. Broussard leader. Management of pupils, Philip Martin. Grades in country school for general discussion. The meeting then adjourned to meet on March, 16th, 1901.
Mrs. I. H. Delaney,

Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1901.


 Whereas it has pleased Almighty God in his infinite wisdom to remove from midst Brother Ambroise Mouton, Therefore be it,
 Resolved, that this branch place on record its appreciation of the valuable services, to the cause of Catholic Knighthood of our departed brother.

    Resolved, that the branch extend to the widow and children of our deceased brother its sincere sympathy in the loss sustained by them console them in the Catholic belief that he has gone to reap the rewards to which those who have passed a well spent life are promised by Almighty God.

     Resolved, that these resolutions be spread in the minutes of this branch, a copy be furnished the local press and the Catholic Knights of A Journal for and another copy forwarded to the family. Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1901.


More Necrology:

 Mr. G. A. LaNeuville died Friday, Feb. 15th., at his residence near Youngsville. Mr. G. A. LaNeuville was born in New Orleans, September 17th, 1817. He was educated in Clermont Academy, Frankfort, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the Mexican war Mr. La Neuville served as receiving clerk in the quartermaster's department at Vera Cruz. Subsequent to this he graduated from the Medical College of New Orleans, as Master of Pharmacy and Chemistry. At the same time of the breaking out of the War of Secession Mr. LaNeauville was a resident of New Orleans, and with many other of the best New Orleans families, he was banished from the city when it was taken possession of by the Federals because he would not take oath of allegiance to the United States government, he preferring to leave attending pleasures to being a traitor to his State. In company with many others, he departed for Mobile in a schooner which they had chartered for the purpose with their arms and miniature Confederate States flags which he had never surrendered, and which are still in the possession of friends. On the first alarm of the approach of the enemy at Mobile, Mr. LaNeuville, with all his banished companions, rallied to a post of honor designated to them on the river side of the fortifications.
Mr. LaNeuville's father, Alexander H. LaNeuville, was first lieutenant in the regular United States army, and was appointed brigadier and inspector general of the State militia. He died in New Orleans, 1844, leaving a widow and four children. Of these only two now are living.

 G. A. LaNeuville was married in New Orleans to Miss Antoinette Marie DuBrusson, of a high New Orleans family.
 Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1901.

 FIREMEN ATTENTION!  - The annual meeting of the Fire Department of Lafayette will take place at Falk's Opera House, Monday, March 12th, 1901, at 8 - p. m.
F. V. Mouton, Sec. F. D.

Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1901.


Mr. Jos. Dauriac announces to the public that he will open a new blacksmith shop, opposite Tanner's store and solicits the patronage of every one. He guarantees to give first class work. Wheelwright, Buggy repairs a specialty.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1901.


As any complaint current against a teacher is liable to be greatly exaggerated, and at the Hon. School board requested my resignation without calling in any defense. I feel justified in bringing forward the following facts. I have been principal of the Verot School for five years. During the first three years we enrolled 41 boys and 10 girls. Last year there were enrolled 38 boys and 7 girls.

 Last September, as there was some talk of a change of teachers all the patrons signed a petition to have me retained. In order to quiet idle gossip the following article was also signed by all patrons who had sent both boys and girls to school during the previous year:

Parish of Lafayette, La.
Ward 7th, Sept. 26th, 1900.


This certifies that any suspicious or surmises of indiscretion on the part of G. H. Alway which may have been entertained by this community, or any part of it, are unfounded and unwarranted. We exonerate him in full.This is signed after being duly read, explained, investigated, and deliberated upon:


During the present session I enrolled 34 boys and 3 girls. It is true that last January 1st, I became involved in a difficulty with one of my patrons. But the trouble was not of my seeking. I was impressed against my will, by the guests there assembled. Even after this occasion, 31 boys and the 3 girls came regularly to school up to my last day which ended Feb. 1st., 1901.

Yet as the patron bearing the grievance stood highly in favor with the "powers that be," I deemed it best to comply cheerfully with the request of the Board.
G. H. ("A.C.") ALWAY.

Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1901.


Southern Pacific's "Sunset Route" has created an innovation in the matter of rates to California points.

Commencing Tuesday, February 12th., and every Tuesday thereafter, to and including April 30th, 1901, the "Sunset Route" will put into effect second class tickets from New Orleans, Alexandria and intermediate points on the main line, to and including Beaumont, $27.50.
From other points on the T. & N. O. R. R., and from stations on the G. H. & N. Ry., the rate will be $25.00. o the local fare from such stations to Houston.
From all points on the main line of the G. N. & A. Ry., the rate will be $25.00.
These colonist rates are so low as to enable persons contemplating a visit to California, to make it under circumstances unparalleled in the matter of cheap transportation.
Excursion sleeping cars leave New Orleans six days of the week, through without change to California, the berth rate therein being less than one-third of the standard. charge.
For additional particulars, see your agent.

 Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1901.


The undersigned has embarked in the Real Estate business, for South Western Louisiana. Parties having property for sale will do well to call on or write to me. Taxes paid and rents collected for non-residents, a specialty.
                 J. NICKERSON,
P. O. Box, 82    Lafayette, La.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1901.


 At a regular meeting of the Board of Directors, of the People's Cotton Oil Co., held Feb. 5th, 1901, the following was offered and adopted:

 RESOLVED, That in accordance with article 7 of the Charter, a special meeting of the stockholders of this Association be called April 2nd, at 3 p. m., at office, to consider the following amendment to Article 3rd., of this Company, to-wit:

 Article 3 shall be amended to read as follows:

 "This Corporation is organized for the purpose of erecting and operating a Cotton Oil Mill for the manufacture of Oil and all other products from cotton seed, and conducting and operating all business incidental thereto, also to manufacture ice and to operate a cold storage business.

 Said corporation shall also have power to acquire, hold, receive, purchase and convey by and under their corporate name real and personal property. Said Corporation shall have power through the Board of Directors to pledge mortgage or hypothecate its real and personal property being for the purpose of its business.
    C. M. PARKERSON, Sec'y.
  Feb. 9th. 1901.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1901.

Turf Exchange
Successors to D. O. Fontenot.

 Dealers in Fine Liquors, Tobacco and Cigars.
Saloon open day and night.
Restaurant and Barber Shop will be opened in the near future.
Laf. Advertiser


Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 2/23/1901:

 A nice show window 8 x 10, will be placed in front of the new shoe store on Lincoln Avenue. Laf. Adv. 2/23/1901

Buy your tickets now for "Ten Nights in a Bar Room."

Laf. Adv. 2/23/1901

A fine line of Spring and Summer goods, especially in men's clothing at L. Levy's emporium.

We call attention to a card published in another column concerning the "Turf Exchange Saloon." The proprietors are energetic young men from Avoyelles Parish and they solicit your patronage. Laf. Adv. 2/23/1901.

Mrs. Dr. J. L. Duhart is visiting relatives in Cypremort.

Timothy Hay for sale at Tanner's.

Our business is to make folks comfortable. - The Racket Store.

Last Sunday morning the devotional services Epworth League were conducted by H. Demanade.

After a week's pleasure visit to friends in Alexandria, Mr. Ike Plonsky is now back and hard at work at the old stand.

All kinds of plows at E. H. Vordenbaumen.

Our carload of buggies and carriages will be here next week. Don't buy elsewhere until you see ours. We will save you money. E. H. Vordenbaumen. 
Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1901.

From the Lafayette Gazette of February 23rd, 1895:


Another Unfortunate Added to the Long List of Victims of Railroad Accidents.

 The passenger train which was due here Thursday night at 11:55 ran off the track near Franklin. We did not learn any of the particulars of the accident except the scalding to death of Fireman James Donolly and the wounding of Engineer Devoe, who is reported to have sustained only slight injuries. The only fatal result of the wreck is the death of the unfortunate fireman. Several coaches were derailed, but all the passengers are believed to have escaped uninjured.

 Young Donolly was well-known in Lafayette and his sad and unexpected death was learned with sincere regret by a number of people here, who knew him well. He was an industrious young man, esteemed by his employers and a favorite among the railroad boys. Being of a jovial nature, kindly disposition, charitable and honest, his tragic and untimely end has caused much sorrow among his many friends in Lafayette.

 Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895.

A Movement to Organize a Camp to Join the United Confederate Organization.
The Gazette is pleased to make the announcement that the Confederate veterans of Lafayette will soon take steps to organize a camp to join the United Confederate Veteran Organization. This section of Louisiana should no longer remain unrepresented in this great association of the sturdy patriots of the lost cause, and it affords us no little gratification to state that at an early date a call will appear in these columns requesting those who wore the grey in the "late unpleasantness" to meet in Lafayette for the purpose of organizing a camp.  Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895.

Crowley Artist in Laf. - Wylie M. Phillips, the Crowley Artist, will be in Lafayette for a few weeks to paint scenery on the curtains at Falk's Opera House. During his stay here Mr. Phillips will give his attention to sign painting. Parties can leave orders at the opera house.  Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895.  

Real Estate Agents. - J. S. Martin, a former citizen of Kansas, has entered into a co-partnership with E. Constantin of this place and J. O. Bourdier of Breaux Bridge, to deal in real estate and they will soon open an office in Lafayette. The Gazette welcomes Mr. Martin and wishes him abundant success. A live real estate firm is much needed in this section and we have no doubt that Mr. Martin, with the assistance of Messrs. Constantin and Bourdier, will be the means of bringing to our parish many home-seekers from other States. Mr.Martin has had wide experience in the real estate business and it is indeed fortunate for us that he has selected this section as a field for his future labors. Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895.  

Delhomme - Allison.

 Two popular young people were united in marriage by the Rev. Father LaForest of Carencro last Wednesday evening at 5 o'clock. Mr. Alcee Delhomme and Miss Artemise Allison were the happy ones who were made husband and wife by the sacred rites of the holy church. After the religious ceremony the wedding party repaired to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Numa Breaux, the foster parents of the bride, where the auspicious event was celebrated by a collation, followed by a dance.
    Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895.  

 One Fast Run. - The Sunset Limited train arrived here very late Sunday afternoon. It left this station at 4:55 and reached Algiers at 7:50 making a run of 144 miles in two hours and fifty-five minutes. When it is known that the train was in charge of Marks Newhauser no one will be surprised at his splendid run. Marks is a hustler as well as a safe conductor. Engineer L. S. Stinger was at the throttle. Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895.  

Small Fire. - The roof over Alphonse Peck's saloon was discovered to be on fire at nine o'clock Wednesday night. Some gentlemen happened to see the fire in time and succeeded in putting it out before much damage was done. Only a few feet of the roof was burned. Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895.


In Honor of Washington. - Appropriate exercises were held at the High and Public schools Thursday evening in commemoration of Washington's birthday. Short lectures were made by the teachers and the smaller pupils were made happy by the announcement that there would be no school on Friday.
Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895.  

The Emma Warren Company. - The Emma Warren Company played to small houses at Falk's Sunday last. "East Lynne" was rendered in the afternoon and Henrietta" at night. Of the many troupes that have visited our town during the season this is one of the best. The orchestra was splendid and contributed very much to the entertainment of the audience.  Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895.

Wednesday's Dance.   
The dance at Falk's Opera House Wednesday night was beyond doubt one of the most successful parties given by our young people this season. The perfect manner in which everything was carried out reflects great credit upon the young men  in charge of this affair. The grand march in which about thirty couples took part presented a beautiful sight. Mr. Louis Lacoste and Miss Cecile Fortune, a pretty and charming young lady from Berwick, led the march, which opened the ball. The Landry String Band furnished the music and as usual gave entire satsisfaction. Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895.

Twelve Mystic Knights May Favor us With Their Presence.

 The following received by The Gazette, is self-explanatory. From it will be seen that there is yet a possibility of a parade in our streets on Mardi Gras:

 To the Lafayette Gazette.
   You may announce to your many readers that twelve Mystic Knights who were to be the guests of his Majesty, Rex, at New Orleans, were lost in the Pine Woods of North Louisiana and are doing their best to reach Lafayette in time to board a train to join Rex, at New Orleans. If they get to your town too late to reach their destination in time, they may, should they feel so disposed, parade the principal streets of Lafayette. These faithful subjects of Rex are about ninety miles from Lafayette and there are no railroad tracks in sight. Their trunks and clothing have been somewhat damaged by the snow. They have had a hard time, and barring accidents, would have reached New Orleans by Feb. 20.

 Witness my hand and seal this 23d day of February, A. D. 1895.
                   KALLAIK DANNAO,
                 Chief High Monk.
Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895.

Masked Ball.
There will be a masked ball at Falk's Opera House on Mardi Gras. night. The gentlemen in charge of this ball request The Gazette to state that the best order will be preserved and that everything will be secured for the pleasure of the guests. No cards have been sent out, but a general invitation is extended to the ladies by the management. Good musicians have been engaged, handsome and neat programs have been printed, the floor will be waxed, and a pleasant time is assured to all. Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895.

It Comes High. - It costs exactly 75 cents to send a dispatch of 6 words by telephone to St. Martinville. It seems to us that if the management of the telephone line would be more reasonable in their charges this mode of communication would become more popular. As long as the rates remain at their present figures the telephone will be a luxury enjoyed by the rich alone. No one with average means can afford to pay the present prices unless the necessity is of the most urgent. Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895. 

Died. - Mr. Nicholas Young died at the residence of his son-in-law, Dr. F. R. Tolson, in this town, Sunday night, at the age of seventy-nine years. Mr. Young was a native of St. Landry parish and had lived in this State all his life excepting a few years spent at Georgetown College. He was the father of a large and prominent family. His remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery Monday and were followed to their last resting place a large concourse of friends and relatives. Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895.

Will Practice at Royville. - The Gazette is informed that Dr. Roy Young, who held a very important position in the Houston Hospital, has moved to Royville (now Youngsville), where he will practice his profession in the future. Dr. Young is one of our most promising young men, having always ranked among the first, both at school and among his confreres of the medical profession. Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of February 23rd, 1895:


 The feelings of the multi-millionaires of Lafayette can better be imagined than described when the announcement was flashed over the wire the 19th., instant, from Washington, "that the time fixed by existing law for the rendering of income returns, to wit: On or before the first Monday of March in every year (section 35 of act of Aug. 28, 1894, and section 317, Revised Statutes, as amended by section 34 of that act) is hereby extended, with reference only to returns of incomes for the year 1894, so that it shall be lawful to make returns for that year on or before April 15, 1895."

The income tax law, to which the above resolution by congress refers, is manifestly very odious to the class of persons in the United States coming under the operation of this piece of democratic legislation. How strange it is that those who are directly affected by this law should feel so dissatisfied, while there are millions of others who would be only too glad to come within its provision. Ourselves, for instance, would give much to be numbered among those who will have to pay the income tax - not for the trifling pleasure we might derive from the privilege, but on account of the peculiar satisfaction we would feel in being the possessor of a net income of $4,000 a year. That is a privilege we perfectly willing to pay for, at any time.

 Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1895.


The Road to Breaux Bridge.

 The Advertiser made mention last week, of the fact that the police jury of St. Martin parish had authorized one of its members, Mr. Albert Martin, to repair and rehabilitate the public road leading from Breaux Bridge to Lafayette, as far as the parish line. A well conditioned highway properly maintained between Breaux Bridge and Lafayette would prove of incalculable benefit to both towns. Whilst serving as a most essential convenience to Breaux Bridge, only 7 miles distant, it would open up to Lafayette a field of trade on considerable importance. To be of real and lasting advantage toe road in question would have to be kept in first class condition for twelve months in the year and the expense of maintaining it would be paid back ten-fold to both locality's interests. Even though Breaux Bridge had direct railway communication with the outside world, a good dirt road from that point to Lafayette would be found of great utility for purposes of trading and The Advertiser appeals to the business sense of the police jury of this parish and to the public authorities of the municipality of Lafayette to combine and join forces with the parish of St. Martin to push to a rapid completion the public road that links together the towns of Breaux Bridge and Lafayette. An expenditure of public money for this purpose is bound to meet with public approval in view of the wide scope of the benefits to be derived. We call on the public authorities give to this subject the earnest attention it deserves.

Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1895.

Sinking of Steamer Elbe. - The steamer Elbe that went under lately it is said had on board $500,000 in money, and was carrying besides this in its mail, checks, drafts, notes etc., estimated at $1,000,000. A large quantity of diamonds and jewelry, also, formed part of the steamer's freight. Possibly a part if not all of this loss will be recovered by submarine divers. The value of the steamer, itself, is place at $1,500,000. Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1895.

 At the Opera House. - The Emma Warren company, that may be justly regarded as one of the best theatrical troupes that visit Lafayette, did not meet with great financial success here last Saturday. The weather, it is probable, prevented many persons from attending. Laf. Advertiser 2/23/1895.


 Circus - Last Wednesday was "circus-day" in Lafayette and the average boy left quite happy. The menagerie and the performances were of a most ordinary character. We do not believe the show people took away much money from the parish and for that we should feel thankful. Laf. Advertiser 2/23/1895.

 Nice Ball. - The ball at the opera house Wednesday night was a highly enjoyable affair. The management was excellent; the music, by the Five Landry Band, was good, and the beaus and belles were handsome. Every element was present to make it the success that it was. Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1895.

Doucet - Dubernard.

Love's old sweet song yet ever new was sung again by wedding bells on Saturday afternoon, the 16th instant, when at the St. John's Catholic Church was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Jacque Doucet, a deserving young man of this parish, and Miss Aurore Dubernard of Scott, La., Father Mailtrait officiating. The bride looked remarkably handsome in a white silk costume, and was led to the altar by her father. The bridesmaids were Misses Nini Doucet, and and Marguerite Dubernard. The groomsmen were Messrs. Louis Dubernard and P. Doucet. After the ceremony a reception was tendered to a limited number of friends and relatives at the house of the bride's father. May their life bark be freighted with the fairest flowers and may time sing a song as sweet as the music as the music of the murmuring waves.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1895.

Mr. Gus Schmulen, a boy.
Mrs. Armand Levy, a boy.
Laf. Advertiser 2/23/1895.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 2/23/1895. 

Take notice that to-morrow is full moon.

 Mr. J. P. Nolan of the Southern Pacific Railroad was in town Wednesday.
 Laf. Adv. 2/23/1895

 Mr. Crow Girard made a flying trip to Lake Charles last Saturday.

 Mr. D. A. Cochrane visited friends and relatives in New Iberia, Sunday.

 Mr. Ed. Higginbotham went to New Iberia, on business, last Sunday.

 Mrs. B. Falk, visited her daughter, Mrs. Armand Levy, at Lake Charles, La., this week.

Yesterday was Washington's birthday and a holiday in the public schools of the parish. Laf. Adv. 2/23/1895

Miss Marie Castel attended the reception which followed the Doucet-Dubernard wedding, at Scott, Saturday.

You should have baby's picture to keep after years. Bonnet, the photo-artist, makes splendid photographs of babies and children.

On the 24th instant, Mr. C. Barthe opened a bakery in this town, at the stand occupied for many years by old Lambert. This gives Lafayette four public bakeries. Laf. Adv. 2/23/1895

Master Richard Creswell received a painful injury of the hand last Tuesday, while operating a foot-powered (unreadable word) by The Advertiser office. He (unreadable word) himself under the care of Dr. Trahan. Laf. Adv. 2/23/1895

Deputy Internal Revenue Collector A. M. Hewitt, of Mansfield, La., made a tour through Lafayette this week, in the interest of Uncle Sam. Laf. Adv. 2/23/1895

Last Thursday the Boys' and Girls' School of Miss Ida Hopkins, was changed to its former location to the residence of Mrs. Miller, next to Fred Mouton's blacksmith and wheelwright shop. Laf. Adv. 2/23/1895

We are pleased to announce a rotatable improvement in the condition of Mr. B. A. Salles, whose life was despaired of a few days ago. The Advertiser hopes for a continued amelioration of Mr. Salles health that will lead to an early recovery.

Mr. E. Priollaud has just let out a contract to Mr. Fred Mouton for the erection of a dwelling house with jewelry store connected, in McComb addition adjoining the Frank Church property. Work on the building will be commenced at at early date. Laf. Adv. 2/23/1895

Mr. H. M. Payne, wanted for the murder of Mr. L. M. Ferris, is still at large. Until now it has been found impossible to locate his whereabouts. His friends state that he is in bad health at present and that as soon he recovers intends to surrender himself to the law. Laf. Adv. 2/23/1895

We are in receipt of vague and indefinite information regarding the wreck of the west-bound passenger train near Franklin, Thursday night. Several coaches were derailed, engineer Charley Devoe was injured and his fireman Jim Donnely killed. It is sad. Laf. Adv. 2/23/1895

Judge Felix Voorhies awarded himself of a short interim between sittings of the District Court at

New Iberia last Tuesday to pay a social call to friends and relatives in Lafayette. The Judge always receives a warm welcome in our midst.

The magnificent street parades of Rex, Proteus and Comus at New Orleans on Mardi Gras, illustrated in colors, will be on sale at Moss Bros. & Co. The price of each edition is 10 cents and copies may be engaged in advance by applying now, at Moss Bros. & Co. 

Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1895.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of February 23rd, 1878:

 High mass was celebrated in St. John's Church, at this place last Wednesday, in honor of Pope Pius IX. Laf. Adv. 2/23/1878

 Last Wednesday, it blew quite a gale here, from the South-east. We have heard of some trees and fencing having been damaged, but not to a great extent.
Laf. Adv. 2/23/1878 

 Some of our streets have been repaired and much improved. Madison street, on which our office stands, is now being put in excellent condition. Laf. Adv. 2/23/1878
We hope the authorities will continue the good work on all the streets and in such a manner as to facilitate rapid and thorough drainage. Laf. Adv. 2/23/1878

The celebration of the anniversary of our Fire Company, on next Monday week, the 4th of March, will be a grand affair.  The preparations of the occasion are charge of committees, whose activity and zeal will leave nothing undone that may contribute to make the day long remembered in this community.
Laf. Adv. 2/23/1878 

 An individual from Vermilion parish, a few days ago, undertook to test the quality and strength of Lafayette whiskey. The consequence was, that he became boisterous and disturbed the peace and finally sobered down in the calaboose. He must know something about such hospitality for he was formerly a Constable of Abbeville.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1878.

Police Jury.
Jan. 7th 1878.

Among other business...

 The committee appointed to trace and open a road from Olidin's ferry to Royville made their report, and on motion, said report was adopted.

 On motion resolved, that a committee of five be and is hereby appointed and that full power be and is hereby given to said committee to confer with the members of or a committee appointed by the by the Police Jury of St. Landry for the purpose of making all repairs and other work which in their estimation they may deem necessary to put in traveling order the bridge over bayou Carencro.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. Theodule Hebert, jr., M. G. Broussard, Jean Vigneaux, Ernest Potier and Alfred Peck.

 On motion resolved, that a committee be appointed to lay out and trace a road leading from the new bridge built on Mine's coulee to the old bridge on Isle des Canes lying near Wm. Guidry's plantation.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. John S. Whittington, Jules Guidry, Jules Duhon, Antoine and Cleobule Doucet.

 On motion resolved, that a committee be appointed to trace a road from the bridge lying near Montgomery's plantation leading to the Mermentau river.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. Jules Guidry, Ed Louiviere, Dr. Cunningham and Theophile Breaux.

 On motion resolved, a committee to consider the possibility and to advise the proper means of opening and tracing a public road leading from Vermilionville to Isle Pilette, said road to join the  public road southwest of the town near Messrs. H. Eastin and McBride's plantations.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. Lessin Guidry, Drozin I. Broussard, Valery Breaux, H. Eastin, Alcide Judice, Arelien Primeaux and Adolphe Comeaux.

  On motion, it was resolved, that the salary of the present Constable of the Police Jury be increased to seventy-five dollars for the current year. 
Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1878.

Determining Corporate Influence.
 A test has at last been discovered for determining when a paper is under corporate influence. If the editor becomes violently agitated when any reference is made to the common people the chances are sixteen to one that his paper is a defender of every scheme whereby the organized few seek to obtain an advantage over the masses of the common people.
 From The Commoner and in the Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1901.




That the effects of worry are more to be dreaded than those of simple hard work is evident from noting the classes of persons who suffer most from the effects of mental over-strain. The casebook of the physicians shows that it is the speculator, the betting man, the railway manager, the great merchant, the superintendent of large manufacturing or commercial works, who most frequently exhibits the symptoms of cerebral exhaustion. Mental cares accompanied with suppressed emotion, occupations liable to great vicissitudes of fortune, and those who involve the bearing on the mind of a multiplicity of intricate details, eventually break down the lives of the strongest. In estimating what may be called the staying power of different parts of the mind under hard work, it is always necessary to take early training into account. A young man cast suddenly into a position involving great care and responsibility, will break down in circumstances in which he had been gradually habituated to the position, he would have performed its duties without difficulty. It is probably for this reason that the professional classes generally suffer less than others. They have a long course of preliminary training, and their work comes on them by degrees ; therefore, when it does come in excessive quantity, it finds them prepared for it. Those, on the other hand, who suddenly vault into a position requiring severe mental toil, generally die before their time.

 Original source unknown. In the Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1878.

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