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 From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 6th, 1904:

 The meeting of the State Agricultural Society and Stockbreeders' Association in Lafayette was an event of great importance to the parish, and it is to be regretted that so few of our farmers attended. The information given out by the convention during its three days session was extensive and valuable and thoroughly covered the different phases of farm life, showing the best and most profitable methods for the farm and for stock raising.

 Every paper read was by one who had made a financial success in the special line treated of in his paper, and this was supplemented by questioning and discussion which elucidated every point. Dr. Stubbs and his able assistants, then confirmed, added to or revised the statements made, thus giving every subject a full and exhaustive presentation.

 Of just how much value this convention could be wideawake progressive farmers, it is difficult to estimate, but that it would be immense can easily be believed. To learn how to conduct a farm in the most economical manner, how to preserve its fertility and at the same time reap the largest crops the soil can support, how to take care of stock, to feed it at the least expense and yet keep it in prime condition, and to learn the various ways in which farming can be made to pay, certainly seems well worth the devotion of both time and effort. And yet how few farmers of this parish attended the session of this convention where all that has been mention and more, received the most careful attention! Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1904. 

A Large Crowd Present - Showing That the Voters of Lafayette Are Interested In the Coming Election.
 A good crowd, among them many from the country, was present at the Democratic mass meeting at the court house Monday afternoon, showing that the voters are interested in the coming election. The Sontag Military Band furnished music for the occasion. Judge Blanchard was unable to attend, being detained in New Orleans.

 The meeting was called to order at 2:30 p. m., by Major DeClouet, chairman of the Parish Executive Committee, who requested Mr. R. C. Landry to preside. A number of vice-presidents were named and Jerome Mouton and W. A. LeRosen appointed secretaries.

 Major DeClouet opened the meeting by explaining in a few words the object of the meeting and also pledging his best efforts in the legislature for the welfare of the parish and State. He then introduced Hon. J. Gilbert St. Julien, who made an eloquent talk in French.

 He was followed by Hon. James Wilkinson, of Plaquemines, who after explaining that he came here, not because they had any fear of Republican success, but because simply to ratify the feeling of good will and affection of all Democrats, and congratulate the people of Lafayette upon their noble lot of parish nominees. He then devoted his remarks to the claims of the Republicans who took credit for internal improvements and the Panama canal, showing that without Democratic support they could have done nothing. Most of his speech was concerning the pension system which he was charged a gigantic steal. He also touched upon the post office frauds and corruption of the Republican party.

 His remarks were listened to attentively and occasionally evoked applause. He closed by expressing confidence that Lafayette would roll up its Democratic majority.

 Judge Lewis, of St. Landry, Dr. F. J. Mayer and Hon. Wm. Campbell also made addresses.

 The following resolutions were adopted:

 Be it resolved, that we, the Democracy of Lafayette parish, in mass meeting assembled, do hereby adopt, ratify and affirm the State Platform of principles of the Democratic party and pledge to the party nominees in the coming election our undivided and cordial and hearty support.

 Be it further resolved, that we do hereby protest against the enormous and increasing pension burden imposed by the North upon the South for forty years after the war is over, and we condemn the recent illegal, autocratic and partisan action of the President of the United States in giving away, by an illegal service pension order, enormous sums of the people's money on the eve of the approaching Presidential election. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1904.   


For Governor, NEWTON C. BLANCHARD, Of Caddo.

 For Lieut. Governor, JARED Y. SANDERS.

 For Secretary of State, JOHN T. MICHEL, Of Orleans.

 For Auditor, MARTIN BEHRMAN, Of Orleans.

 For Treasurer, J. M. SMITH, Of Union.

 For Attorney General, WALTER GUION, Of Assumption.

 For Supt. of Education, J. B. ASWELL, of Lincoln.

 For United States Senator, MURPHY J. FOSTER.

 For State Senators, JNO. A. MCILHENNY, JOS. A. PROVOST.

 For Representatives, P. L. DECLOUET, J. GILBERT ST. JULIEN.

 For Sheriff, LOUIS LACOSTE.

 For Clerk of Court, E. G. VOORHIES.

 For Coroner, DR. J. F. MOUTON.

Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1904.



Why Not Try Again?
 Among the most interesting papers read before the convention was one by Mr. Polk of Alexandria upon "Canning Factories." He drew a very attractive picture and presented facts to bear out his statements. Without doubt canning factories in Louisiana will pay, and since Lafayette parish can raise successfully nearly all kinds of vegetables for canning, why couldn't Lafayette succeed with a canning factory? It is true that one was started here and failed, but couldn't a satisfactory reason be given for the failure? Mr. Polk advises starting with a $1,500 factory. No why not take his advice? There is an old saying, "If you don't at first succeed, try, try again." We might. And there is every reason, outside of a dead certainty, that we would succeed. 
Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1904. 

A Funny Incident.
 A funny little incident happened a few days ago in which a negro, a Creole pony and a bicycle figured. A bicycler speeding on his bike turned a corner near the edge of town, and brought up face to face with a Creole pony pulling a sulky in which was seated a negro. The pony, rather startled, not to say amazed, stopped, threw up his head with a plain expression of insulted dignity that such a skeleton, two-wheeled, unmitigated contraption should presume to almost run over him. The negro was in a hurry and not taking any particular stock in the pony's lacerated feelings, imprudently and emphatically applied the whip to the southern portion of the pony's anatomy. This was added insult, and the pony resented it forcibly and decidedly by lighting out straight from behind with a determination to obliterate the sulky, the negro and the landscape. He performed with brilliancy and eclat and succeeded in unharnessing himself, tangling up his paraphernalia and winning all kinds of applause. The negro meantime descended from the sulky. He wasn't graceful about it either, for it was time to get out of the whirling circle of hind legs that he had animated into lightning express motion. Indignation doesn't last always and the pony eventually calmed down partly persuaded the negro, who after making amends, so to speak, and gathered together the various ends and started off perhaps convinced that a Creole pony sometimes knows how to assert his rights and relieve his overcharged feelings. 
Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1904.     

Examination of Teachers.
 On Thursday and Friday, the 21st and 22nd days of April, there will be held at the Industrial Institute a regular examination of applicants for certificates to teach in the public schools of this parish. Questions will be given out promptly at 9 o'clock in the morning.

 Subjects for the Third Grade Certificate. - Spelling, reading, penmanship, drawing, arithmetic, English grammar, geography, History of the United States, Constitution of Louisiana, physiology, with special reference to the effects of stimulants and narcotics upon the human system, and the theory and art of teaching.

 Subjects for the Second Grade Certificate. - All of the foregoing branches and in addition grammatical analysis, physical geography, and elementary algebra.

 Subjects for the First Grade Certificate. - All branches named in the second and third grade and also higher algebra, natural philosophy and geometry.

 The third grade certificate is valid for one year from the date of the examination; second grade, three years; and first grade five years.
E. L. STEPHENS, L. J. ALLEMAN, N. P. MOSS, Examining Committee.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1904. 

The First Strawberries. - The Advertiser was complimented with the first strawberries gathered from the High School strawberry patch, and extends thanks to Miss Dickson, who kindly presented them, who kindly presented them, and the children who raised them. The pupils of the High School have started a garden and are taking first lessons in the mystery of growing things by actual experiment. We wish them as much success in other things as they have had in raising delicious strawberries. 
Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1904. 

Robbed The Post-office. - Saturday night a burglar entered the post-office through a back window and made an effort to break open the safe. He broke the hinges and battered it up somewhat, but did not succeed in opening it. He robbed the cash drawer of sixty cents, and walked off with Assistant Postmaster Domengeaux's overcoat. He also attempted to enter Doucet's drug store from the rear. The burglar gave his identity away by trying to sell the overcoat. He is a negro, whose name is known, and no it is only a question of locating him. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1904. 

Base Ball Begins. - 
The Lafayette Baseball Club will open the ball season with a hot game with the New Iberia boys in their town. On April 24, the New Iberia boys will return the visit and a fine game will be pulled off on the local diamond. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1904.

Painful Hurt. - Mr. Alex Delahoussaye had the misfortune while in the City last week to get a fall while alighting from a street car, breaking his collar bone. His friends will be glad to know that it is mending nicely.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1904. 

Walked Out. - Friday about twenty-five of the employees at the round house made a demand for higher wages; but were refused, and their places supplied by others.  Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1904.

Changes Ownership. - Remy Landry has purchased the barber shop owned by C. C. Higginbotham. Laf. Advertiser 4/6/1904.

Egg Rolling.

 The Egg-Rolling given by Mouton-Gardner Chapter, U. D. C., Sunday afternoon was a brilliant success. More than two hundred people were present. The Sontag Military Band discoursed sweet music and the young folks enjoyed a delightful hunt for eggs. Miss Magnon was the lucky finder of the golden egg and the small son of Mr. Blanchard captured the prize for the most eggs, getting forty-two.

 Miss Estelle Mouton unfurled the Confederate flag and Major DeClouet and Dr. F. J. Mayer made appropriate addresses. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1904.

Socialist Club Organized.

 A socialist club of twenty-three members was organized in Lafayette on March 29. One new member was admitted at their first meeting and several applications have been submitted to act on at the next meeting.

 A meeting will be held every Saturday at 8 p. m at the residence of Mr. F. C. Triay until a hall can be secured, when they will have lectures by local and other speakers at least monthly.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1904.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 4/6/1904.

 Alex Whittington, the popular clerk at the Lafayette Drug Co.'s, took a day off Sunday and went to New Orleans.

 Albert Trahan, our efficient deputy sheriff, who is now officiating in the tax collector's office, took an outing Saturday on Bayou Que Tortue.

 Dr. J. W. Darby is on a visit home and will remain two weeks when he will return to Terrell. Texas, where he will be an intern in the Hospital for Insane.

 Miss Fadra Holmes spent Thursday to Sunday at her home in Abbeville.

 Constable Galbert Boudin and A. T. Comeaux paid The Advertiser an appreciated visit Monday.

 Mrs. McBride and daughter Miss Sophie, returned to Franklin Monday, after spending a week at the home of Mrs. C. P. Alpha.

 Our new store will not be ready for some time yet, and meanwhile, we are selling at sacrifice prices to reduce our stock to save moving such a large quantity. Come and get the benefit of this sale. - Lafayette Clothing House.

 All the teaches who spent Thursday and Good Friday at home or with friends elsewhere have returned.

 Improvements. - Dr. Guidry's new rent cottage on Jefferson street near Main is nearly finished. Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1904.

  From the Lafayette Gazette of April 6th, 1901:


Lucy Page Gaston of the Anti-Cigarette League.

 Commenting upon the anti-cigarette crusade now going on in the United States The Times-Democrat declares that "eleven States have anti-cigarette laws on their statute books."  "It is said," continues the T. D.,  "that Louisiana and Wyoming are the only States which have not given the subject any attention."  The Times-Democrat evidently ignores the existence of Act. 98 passed by the General Assembly of Louisiana at its last session. The Louisiana law to protect minors against the evil effects of cigarette smoking, is, like other sumptuary enactments, permitted to rest undisturbed on the statute books. We submit that if so well-informed a newspaper as the Times-Democrat has not heard of its passage nearly a year after the adjournment of the Legislature which adopted it, this law is not annoying youthful cigarette-smokers. The title of the Louisiana law reads:  "An act to prohibit the sale barter or exchange by wholesale or retail or tobacco cigarettes or cigarette papers to minors."  Nothing appears in the title to prohibit the sale of tobacco to minors. A comma after the word tobacco would have given a different meaning to the title of the act. Possibly this fact was overlooked by the framer of the act or the comma was left out by the intelligent type-setter. We are inclined, however, to blame the former, because it is well-known that the average Louisiana law-writer holds punctuation marks in utter contempt.

 The use of tobacco is no doubt injurious to the mind and body. Cigarettes are particularly harmful, especially when used by persons of immature age and certainly every effort should be made by parents and teachers to familiarize the boys with the awful consequences which result from the tobacco habit. But we do not think that anti-cigarette laws are calculated to do much good. The only way to stop the use of tobacco among children is for adults to give the example. A boy is not likely to accept parental advice unless it is accompanied by good example. So long as fathers exercise their great American privilege of chewing like billy-goats from morning till bed-time, they will find it the hardest kind of task to persuade their young hopefuls that tobacco is a deadly poison.

 There are entirely too many laws in this country. The cigarette law will never be enforced. A large majority of the people will never know that there is such a law. The Times-Democrat, however, may find it out.

 Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1901.


Disposed of by the District Court During the Week.

 Aston Foreman, discharging firearm in public street. Pleaded guilty.

 J. L. Loillier, colored, larceny. Pleaded guilty.

 Adeline Fan, colored, larceny. Tried by a Jury and acquitted.

 Bebe Guillaume, colored, carrying concealed weapon. Tried by the judge and acquitted.

 Tony, colored, carrying concealed weapon. Tried by the judge and convicted.

 Henry Bucklin, the young negro charged with killing a Mexican at Scott about a year ago, pleaded guilty of manslaughter. This plea was accepted by the State.

 Martin Whittington, colored, horse stealing. Tried by a Jury and convicted.

 Maxim Foote, colored, assault with intent to rape. The case was fixed for Friday April 19th.

 The case of Ilo Comeaux, the young white man charged with the killing of Placide Cormier, at a ball near Carencro a few months ago, will be tried next Monday.
  Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1901.

Overton Cade of Lafayette Appointed to Fill the Vacancy Caused by the Resignation of R. N. Sims.

 The friends of Mr. Overton Cade were pleased to learn of the appointment of that gentleman by Gov. Heard to be a member of the Railroad Commission of Louisiana. Mr. Cade was appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. R. N. Sims who has accepted a position on the Board of Control of the State Penitentiary.

 Mr. Cade is at present one of the representatives from Lafayette parish to the lower branch of the State Legislature. Years ago he served the people in this capacity, having been a member of the General Assembly when the question of re-chartering the Louisiana Lottery was before that body. Mr. Cade was one of the members who remained loyal to the anti-lottery cause. During the second administration of Grover Cleveland Mr. Cade was superintendent of the New Orleans Mint, and acquitted himself of his duties in a very creditable manner.

 The Gazette believes that Mr. Cade will make a very useful member of the Railroad Commission. As a railroad commissioner he will be called upon to decide questions in which will be involved interests of vital importance to the welfare of the State. Our knowledge of the man justifies the belief that he will bring into the performance of every duty of conscientious regard for the rights of all parties and an earnest desire to deal out even-handed justice to every one. Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1901.

Century Club. - The Century-Club held a meeting Thursday night and elected the following officers:  Wm. Campbell, president; J. G. Parkerson, vice-president; J. C. Nickerson, secretary; F. V. Mouton, treasurer. Three applications for membership were received and favorably acted upon. The Club decided to have a tournament in the near future.
Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1901.

The Parish Board Holds an Important Meeting. - Supt. Wallis Resigns.

 The Parish School Board met this day in regular session with the following members present:  A. Olivier, president; Dr. Moss, A. Delhomme, H. Theall, Dr. R. O. Young, A. C. Guilbeau, Jasper Spell, S. J. Montgomery and Pierre Landry.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 The regular order of business was suspended to allow Superintendent Wilbur Kramer of St. Mary parish to submit to the Board the plan under consideration for organizing a "South Louisiana Summer Normal Association." The directors were favorably impressed with the proposed plan of the advancement of public education, and on motion of Dr. Young, seconded by Dr. Moss, it was unanimously resolved that the School Board of Lafayette parish a constituent member of the association, and Dr. Moss and Mr. A. Olivier were elected delegates to the said association from this parish, to continue as such until their successors would be officially appointed by a future School Board; the said delegates were empowered to raise the regular annual dues to fifty dollars for membership in this association.

 The special committee appointed to examine the books and papers of ex-Superintendent O. P. Guilbeau were granted further time.

 The secretary was instructed to furnish more complete information to the teachers of the parish regarding the coming examination of April and 12.

 The president was authorized to sign a right of way across the school land situated in the 4th ward, after ascertaining from the District Attorney that the board had power to do so in law.

 The treasurer's report was read showing a balance on hand of $384.99, and Dr. Moss and Mr. Guilbeau were appointed a committee to check up the books of the treasurer.

 It was moved by Dr. Young and seconded by Mr. Theall, that the public schools be closed as soon as present funds would become exhausted. Carried.

 Directors present: A. Olivier, president; A. Delhomme, Pierre Landry, S. J. Montgomery, Jasper Spell, A. C. Guilbeau and N. P. Moss. Absent:  Dr. R. O. Young and H. Theall.

 On motion of Dr. Moss, seconded by Mr. Spell, it was resolved that action on the petition of the patrons of the Mathieu school in the first ward, and also action on the question of conducting summer schools in certain wards in the parish, be deferred until a special meeting be called by the president for the consideration of these questions. Carried.

 On motion of Mr. Spell, seconded by Mr. Guilbeau, Mr. Olivier and Dr. Moss were constituted a committee to wait on the Town Council of Lafayette to obtain an appropriation in aid of the public schools.

 On motion, duly seconded and carried, the resignation of Mr. H. C. Wallis as Parish School Superintendent was accepted.

 On motion of Mr. Landry seconded by Mr. Guilbeau, Dr. Moss was authorized to act as Parish School Superintendent temporarily. Dr. Moss consented, and said that his services would be gratuitous owing to the scarcity of school funds.

 Mr. Spell was empowered to rent a portion of the school land in the 2nd ward and obtain a note for the rental of the land payable to the order of the School Board.

 The following accounts were approved and vouchers issued in payment to them:

 Lafayette Gazette ... $5.80
 Lafayette Gazette ... $2.87
 Thos. B. Hoffpauir ... $7.55
 N. P. Moss ... $1.15

 There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.
A. OLIVIER, President.
N. P. MOSS, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1901.

Holds Its Regular Monthly Meeting - Much Business Attended To.
 The Police Jury met in regular session last Thursday, April 4, with all members present.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 Mr. Blanchet reported settlement of boundary line with Nelson Higginbotham. He was authorized to complete same by notarial act.

 Mr. Whittington reported Cormier bridge susceptible of being repaired and recommended accordingly. Approved.

 The committee consisting of Messrs. Buchanan and Greig reported having examined and checked up the treasurer's books and accounts. Quietus had been granted treasurer.

 The committee on clerk's office was granted further time.

 Messrs. Blanchet and Lacy were appointed to wait on the School Board and ask for right of way across school lands in the fourth ward.

 Messrs. Aug. L. Chapuis, J. B. Richard, I. Lehman and Dr. R. C. Webb, representing the town of Rayne, appeared and asked for an appropriation to build a bridge across Indian Bayou between Lafayette and Vermilion; also for right to grade the Pascal Molaison road, in the second ward.

 By motion of Mr. Mouton, action on the petition was postponed until next meeting and Alex M. Broussard instructed to gather information as to the necessity for said road.

 Messrs. Whittington and Broussard were appointed to report on Severin Duhon's bridge.

 By motion of Mr. Whittington, the road overseer if the eighth ward was instructed to proceed forthwith to open the public road between the properties of J. P. Gulley and Severin Duhon to its full width. Also to open the canal between Alex LeBlanc and Alex Duhon, colored, from the main public road to Coulee de Cannes.

 Mr. Blanchet was appointed to ascertain the facts as to the site of the proposed new bridge at Olidon Broussard's ferry.

 Sheriff Broussard was requested to furnish Attorney Mouton the names of all delinquent license tax-payers.

 The road overseers of the respective wards were instructed to obtain from the sheriff, a list of delinquents to perform their full duty of 12 days' labor or pay the tax and charges. This is to take effect April 20.

 All accounts presented must hereafter be accompanied with an order from a member of the Jury. The secretary was authorized to furnish order books to the respective members.

 Application of Justice Charles Breaux, of the eighth ward, who has removed from this parish, asking for salary for first quarter, 1901, was referred to the secretary with instruction to compute pay for actual time served.

 There being no further business the Jury adjourned.
Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1901.

City Council Proceedings.
 Lafayette, La., April 1, 1901.

 The City Council met this day in regular session with Mayor Caffery presiding.  The following members were present: J. O. Mouton, C. O. Mouton, F. Demanade, H. Hohorst, J. E. Martin, G. A. DeBlanc, F. E. Girard.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read.

 Moved and duly seconded, that the following reports be accepted and spread on the minutes.
 Respectfully submitted,
                JOS. DUCOTE, Collector.

 Mr. G. A. DeBlanc reported having paid the 6 bonds and interest on bonds, $5,070.

 Moved by C. O. Mouton, seconded by J. O. Mouton, that ten ($10) dollars overdue on bonds be paid. Adopted.

 The waterworks and electric light committee reported that they had considered the proposition of the Safety Electric Co. to increase the capacity of the plant, and also proposition of the Safety Electric Mfg. Co., which is as follows, be accepted:

 All above to be delivered F. O. B. Lafayette.

 On motion duly made and seconded, the recommendation of the committee was adopted and the committee was authorized to contract with said Safety Electric Mfg. Co., provided that the town be allowed a 30-day test before payment, the dynamos to operate to the satisfaction of the Council and to be guaranteed for one year. Adopted.

 The waterworks and electric light committee reported that it would cost approximately $250 for material and labor to furnish the Industrial Institute with lights. It was thereupon moved and duly seconded, that the committee be authorized to proceed at once to have work done to furnish said lights. Motion carried.

 The following bill was laid over:

 J. F. Mouton, coroner ... $10.00

 The following bills were approved:

 There being no further business the Council adjourned.

Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1901. 

Selected News Notes (Gazette) 4/6/1901.

 President Stephens, of the Industrial Institute, visited New Orleans on business connected with that institution.

 For Rent. - A dwelling house in the town of Lafayette. Apply to Gazette office for particulars.

 S. O. Herman, of Orange, Texas, was in Lafayette this week.

 Dr. F. R. Tolson was in New Orleans this week.

 Lost. - A fruit-tree order book. Finder will receive reward by bringing same this office. Book was missed four miles from Lafayette, on Isle des Cannes and Mauriceville road.

 Mrs. L. Tynes, who has accepted a position in the millinery store of Mrs. E. B. Eves, has arrived in Lafayette and has taken charge of her work.
Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1901.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 6th, 1901:

 The exercises of the Holy week were devotedly followed by the Catholic community and Rev. E. Forge always zealous in matters pertaining to the church, obtained help from a Marist Father, that the ceremonies might have more solemnity. To-morrow, Easter Sunday, a solemn High Mass will be chanted, and immediately after that service, the pews will be rented for the coming year. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1901. 

DEATH OF A SOLDIER. - While on his way to his home at Columbia, Ky., W. C. White of the Fourth Regiment, United States Volunteer, died last Tuesday on a Southern Pacific train, within a few miles of this town. The young man had returned a few months ago from the Philippines, on account of illness. His father J. V. White who had gone to San Francisco to join him saw the young soldier breathe his last. The body was sent to Kentucky for interment after being embalmed by John Vigneaux. 
Lafayette 4/6/1901.   

Levy - Kohn.

 At Hot Springs, Arkansas, on April 2nd, Mr. Victor Levy of Lafayette was married to Miss Essie Cohn, daughter of U. S. Commissioner Henry Cohn of Hot Springs, Ark.

 The ceremony was performed by Rabbi Rosenthal in the presence of large congregation. The synagogue was elaborately decorated for the occasion and the young couple were the recipients of many beautiful presents.

 The Advertiser extends best wishes for a long life of continued prosperity and happiness. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1901. 

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 4/6/1901.
 Owing to increase of business Messrs. Peck and Broussard, are compelled to enlarge their store and are adding a second story to their already large building.

 After a long illness, Mrs. A. Levy of Lake Charles is here, visiting her mother, Mrs. B. Falk.

 There will be a surprise prayer meeting held at the Presbyterian Church, next Sabbath morning [the 7th..] all who will come and join us in this service will find a cordial greeting. W. J. SECHREST, Pastor.

 Messrs. Louis Prejean, Zachary Francez and Kossuth Comeaux, students at the Medical College of Sewanee, Tennessee, are back, to the delight of their friends.

 Mr. Martial Billeaud, Jr., of Broussardville purchased the Long Plantation for $35,000. It contains 2,000 acres of land and is about eight miles from Lafayette.

 Mr. Henry Hohorst retires from business and has rented his store to Mr. B. J. Pellerin who will shortly open therein a large furniture establishment. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1901.

 From the Lafayette Gazette of April 6th, 1895:

 Lafayette Can Hold up its End with any Town in the State.
 Whatever else our beautiful city may be behind the times in, we can confidently hold up our heads with any city in the State as regards the provision that we have for travelers, pleasure seekers, or business or political assemblies. There is, perhaps no other hotel in the State that can provide better accommodation for its guests than can be had at the Crescent Hotel in this city. The rooms are so arranged that they can be let en suite or singly, while the beautiful and tastefully arranged gardens that surround the building, the careful superintendence of Mrs. Hahn, the worthy helpmate of the general manager of the hotel, cannot be excelled; and visitors while delighting their visual organs with the pleasant prospect prospect, inhale the glorious fragrance of the sweet-scented flowers which adorn the walks leading to the hotel.

 But from a purely business point of view, the Crescent Hotel is of immense advantage to Lafayette and the surrounding country. Through its agency the principal newspapers of the Union are distributed throughout the district, and the news of the world is disseminated, keeping us in touch with out fellow mortals in foreign climes. It moreover gives regular employment to about two dozen people all the year round, while it distributes in the city and surrounding country about $1,000 a month on the average. It has had as many as 110 people to dinner at one sitting, and on the occasion of the Foster-Adams combine it found no difficulty in accommodating and entertaining 150 persons without unduly taxing its ordinary help.

 Now, all these results could only be brought about by good management, and the proprietors of this concern were wise in their choice when they selected out esteemed fellow-citizen, John Hahn, to fill that very important position. No better selection could have been made. Mr. Hahn is a veteran in the employ of this company since its organization in 1882. He served them well and ably in the Junction House hotel, in Hearne City, Texas, and recognizing his rare good qualities and business ability, the company considered it would be best consulting its own interests by advancing him to this position, and their predictions have been fulfilled far beyond the most sanguine hopes.

 But Mr. Hahn is not only a veteran caterer. He is a veteran in the truest sense of the word, in the sense that endear him and all who took part with him to the hearts of the people. For when the South was oppressed, and our sunny land was being laid waste by the North, Mr. Hahn was one of the foremost to take up arms in her defence, and nobly he fought with the Third Mississippi regiment of the Army of Tennessee, until he was made prisoner and forced to remain at Camp Chase, Ohio. But that is now all forgotten, and visitors from the North are cordially welcomed by the genial host and the hands of friendship extended to them. Long may he and his pleasant helpmate live to preside over the destinies of the Crescent Hotel and provide entertainment for hungry wayfarers and help and sustenance for hundreds of our fellow-citizens.
Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1895.  

 A First-class Saloon. - John O. Mouton is making preparations to add some modern improvements to his popular saloon that will make it a first-class resort in every particular. He is negotiating with a New Orleans firm for the purchase of a gasoline engine which will be used to illuminate his saloon with incandescent lights and to run a number of fans. Mr. Mouton will open a parlor in the rear of the bar where everything will be found for the comfort of customers. It is useless to add that Mr. Mouton's genteel clerk, Mr. Pellerin, will continue to serve the public with ice-cold beer. 
Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1895.   

A Democratic Mass Meeting will be Held at the Courthouse Wednesday Night.
 The Gazette is pleased to see that at the municipal election this year will mean something else besides the selection of a marshal or constable. For many years the candidates for the office of marshal have selected those who were to be in charge of our municipal government and all the interest centered upon the man who would be elected marshal. This is, to say the least, not in accord with the spirit of progress which should prevail in all well-governed municipalities. When Lafayette was a small village such a condition of affairs was certainly not desirable, but now that the town is putting on metropolitan airs it is extremely deplorable. Our municipal dog has grown too big to be wagged by the tail. Aside from a party standpoint it is right that the voters of the town should have a voice in the selection of their councilmen, who must be men of good sense, business ability and practical experience. They are not selected for the sole purpose of appointing Mr. Jim or Mr. Jack to the office of marshal. What would the world think of the American people if the one and foremost issue in a congressional election would be the appointment of Mr. Smith as doorkeeper of that august body? We want men of intelligence and men of integrity who will accept office with the determination to do their best not only in the selection of a marshal but also, to improve the town, and the best way to get such men, is for the voters to meet and select them. These are some of the reasons why The Gazette gives its humble approval to the action of the citizens who have signed the call printed below. It is addressed to the white Democrats of the town and the purposes of the meeting are set forth in it.

 The Gazette is also glad to see that the meaning will be Democratic. To this no sincere Democrat should object. No one who believes in the principles of that party will refuse to sanction a movement that is intended to perpetuate those principles. Let the meeting nominate a ticket composed of good men and true Democrats and every Democratic voter will feel safe it giving his support to it. The lines are now clearly drawn and the voters will be able to vote the Democratic ticket or against it as they may be inclined politically. They will know that if the Democratic ticket is elected, it means a Democratic ticket is elected, it means a Democratic administration in all the departments of the town government, there being good material within the party to fill every position. On the other hand if the enemy should place a Republican ticket in the field, or any other ticket without that political cognomen, or even one without a name, the lines being well drawn, each individual will know that in voting for it, he is voting against the Democratic ticket and against a Democratic administration. In other words we will all know where we stand and how to vote. We hope all Democrats who believe in party success and party organization will attend the meeting. Here is the call.

   LAFAYETTE, LA., April 1, 1895.
 To the White Democrats of the Town of Lafayette.

 Believing that the selection of the Mayor and Councilmen to be elected in May 1895 and subsequent elections should be made by the people, we, the undersigned Democrats of said town, do hereby, in the absence of a regular organization of the Democratic party in and for said town call on all white Democrats therein, without regard to past factional differences, to assemble in mass meeting at the Court-house on Wednesday, the 10th day of April 1895, at 8 o'clock p. m., then and there to nominate a Democratic ticket for Mayor and Councilmen to be elected at the May 1895 election, to permanently organize the Democratic party in said town, and to act on such other matters as may commend themselves to their consideration for the good government, advancement and prosperity of said town.

 Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1895.

Meets Here Monday. - The State Board of Commissioners for the assessment of railroad, telegraph and telephone lines, appointed under act 92 of 1888, will convene at Lafayette, Monday, April 22. The following parishes will be represented: Avoyelles, Acadia, Assumption, Calcasieu, Iberia, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Rapides, St. Landry, St. Charles, St. Mary, St. Martin, Vermilion, and Terrebone. The railroads known as the Morgan Louisiana and Texas, Iberia and Vermilion, Louisiana Western and Morgan's branch road to Alexandria will be assessed. Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1895.

Telephone Charges.
 We are pleased to see that Manager Hogsett has reduced the telephone charges. Instructions have been received by the local agent, Jno. O. Mouton to charge the following rates:
  Conversations are limited to five minutes strictly. Over 5 and under 10 minutes will be charged for as two conversations. Written messages of ten words or less will be charged conversation rates as above, and all over ten words will be charged the additional rate for each word.
Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1895.

The Baby Show.
 What about the baby show suggested by The Gazette some time ago? Since we made that suggestion we know of several fine acquisitions to our baby population. Lafayette may be behind her sister towns in fire-protection, electric lights, street cars and other modern improvements, but when it comes to babies she stands first on the list. Why not have a baby show in connection with one of the school entertainment? Though neither of our professors have been blessed with these exquisite joys, we have no doubt that they will not be slow to recognize the fact that an entertainment by the little cherubs will be a source of profit, a "thing of beauty and joy forever."
Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1895.          


Deals in Frogs. - The genial Donat Pucheu, of Rayne, a prominent liquor-dealer and famous frog shipper, was in Lafayette Thursday. Since the 26th of February Mr. Pucheu has shipped over 3,000 frogs to different parts of the country. His last shipment consisted of 300 untrained batrachian singers.
Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1895. 

Selected News Notes (Gazette) 4/6/1895.
 Florestal Guidry left Tuesday for Algiers where he will be employed in the railroad yards.

 A. T. Caillouet, who has been employed on Levert's plantation in St. Martin parish, was in Lafayette this week.

 The people of Lafayette are respectfully reminded that if they want a brass band they must attend the ball on the 20th instant.

 E. L. Morley made a short trip to Lecompte Tuesday. During his absence his shop was in charge of the well-known barber, Washington Bernard.

 Adam Otto has taken charge of the meat market formerly kept by his father, and will provide the people of Lafayette with choice meat. He says he is prepared to give all his customers the best meat obtainable at prices to suit the times.

 A euchre party was given at the home of Mr. John Vigneaux last Saturday. Among those present were: Misses Marguerite and Anna Dubernard, Marie Castel, Elias Vigneaux, Messrs. Louis Lacoste, Florestal Guidry, Edmond Couret, Edwin Campbell.

 Mr. and Mrs. John Comeaux, of Breaux Bridge, were among their many friends in Lafayette Sunday.

 The enterprising barber, Leon Bagarry, is having a bath room added to his modern tonsorial establishment. That Leon will manage the bath room in a satisfactory manner goes without saying.

 Agent Davidson of the Southern Pacific informs The Gazette reporter that during the month of March 876 cases of eggs have been shipped from this place. Last Tuesday's shipment alone amounted to 189 cases.

 Judge John Clegg, formerly a distinguished citizen of Lafayette, has been lately honored with the presidency of the Southern Athletic Club of New Orleans, the foremost organization of its kind in the South.

 The regular criminal term of court will be opened here Monday. The jail is full of prisoners and a considerable number are out on bail. The docket will be unusually heavy. Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1895. 

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 6th, 1895:

 The separate government of the original corporation of Lafayette and the Mills, Mouton and McComb additions, as obtained since their severation by recent decision of the supreme court, must necessarily militate against the interests of the one as much as the other. The situation is a most unfortunate one and should be relieved at the earliest moment possible. If, as it is represented, the annexation can be made under a law now in force that was framed to meet just an emergency as Lafayette finds itself placed in, the initial move should be made without delay to bring about a reunion of the old corporation and its lately dismembered additions. The subject calls for immediate action in the interest of all. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1895. 

Political Meeting.
 A call has been issued for a Democratic mass meeting at the court-house next Wednesday (10th.), at 8 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of nominating a Democratic ticket for Mayor and seven councilmen of the town of Lafayette for the election of May 6, 1895, "and to permanently organize the Democratic party in said town, and to act on such other matters as may commend themselves to their consideration for the good government, advancement and prosperity of said town." The result of this meeting will be awaited with much interest as the assembly shall, according to the wording of the call reflect the sentiments of no particular set of politicians inasmuch as all Democrats, "without regard to past factional differences" are invited to participate. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1895. 

Serious Stabbing. - Last Saturday night in J. A. Delhomme's saloon, two negroes Gus. Davis and Alex. Leans became involved in a difficulty, the result being the serious stabbing in the region of the heart of Leans by Davis. Dr. Martin was summoned and ministered to the wounded man. Davis was arrested and lodged in jail by marshal Vigneaux. 
Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1895. 

Those Government Seeds.
We have "Joe's" statement for it that at no time since a post-office has been established in Lafayette did so many persons call at the office within even a much longer space of time than three hours, than happened between the hours of 9 a. m. and 12 o'clock p. m, last Monday. It was undoubtedly a strikingly unusual scene, that of the increasing stream of people of all ages and all colors that visited the post-office on this occasion, not for the purpose of getting mail but to secure a supply of "those government seeds" from the "government agency." who for some unexpected reason failed to show up accordingly to announcement. And strange to say it was all brought about the insertion in the columns of THE ADVERTISER, of this innocent little notice, whose appearance again will be familiar to many:


 We have been requested to inform the public that there will be a free distribution of government seed at the post-office next Monday, between the hours of 9 o'clock a. m. and 12 m. A government agent will be on hand to supervise the distribution, which will be the last one made this year by the Agricultural Department. Residents of the town and parish should not fail to avail themselves of this last opportunity of securing a supply of rare and valuable garden and farm seeds, free of cost.

 Now, we know if anyone had suspected for a moment that it was intended for an April 1st hoax, not a single person would have cared "2 cents, anyhow, for government seed" because "they hardly ever come up, anyway." It so happened that the demand for seed became so brisk from the very start that post-master C. O. Mouton felt compelled to seek relief by vacating his post, leaving the ever genial and accommodating  deputy, Joe Mouton, in complete charge of the situation. Joe didn't leave because he couldn't, and made the best of a bad bargain. The pressure became very great at times, but Joe wore a straight face (his life depended on it) and with the firmness of an old confederate veteran, politely informed every inquirer that "the agent had not shown up, yet."

 It is all over now and we trust the joke was accepted in good nature, by all concerned. The little displeasure it may have occasioned to a few who never enjoy a practical joke, no matter how good, was only of momentary duration, we prefer to believe. THE ADVERTISER hopes to be forgiven for the part it played in the affair and cannot refrain from expressing the satisfaction it felt at the flattering result of the test that was thus unexpectedly given to THE ADVERTISER as a disseminator of information. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1895.          

It Is a Good Lesson.
Experience is always a valuable teacher, but we must pay to learn. This reflection is suggested by the action of a tall individual, a traveling "agent," who spent several days in our town lately, inveighing people into a most alluring "scheme." Many of the local merchants, overcome by the loquaciousness of the tall agent, permitted their  names to be used, (unwittingly, though), to influence heads of families in the town to connect themselves with this "scheme" at a cost of from $2 to $10 per head, according to circumstances. The merchant signed his name to a paper because there was no charge made for the privilege and he was shown how this act of his would increase his cash trade. This same merchant's name afterward served to give the tall agent a hearing in the home of a regular customer of that merchant, so that the "agent" might show the housewife why she should not pay regular retail prices at HOME for the necessities of life when buying a membership in the - Association of New York, ahem! she could purchase anything she wanted from a safety pin to a $500 (unreadable word) at retail, at WHOLESALE prices. No one will ever know just how many "memberships" were sold in Lafayette because people who have been taken in never like to acknowledge it, but it is certain the number of victims would have received several additions had not THE WEEKLY IBERIAN found its way to Lafayette in time to prevent further damage. Of the impostor and his "scheme" this is what that newspaper has to say, and we know it to be a fact that the agent here referred to left our town by the first train, after hearing of the arrival of this free write up here:

 Schemes and Schemers.

 One of the effects of the straightened times, is the number of schemes of various kinds which are being introduced throughout the country. Every few days some plausible talker comes around, hailing from some trade centre, with a philanthropic idea by which any one get something great for nothing at all. And for the modest sum of from $1.00 to $5.00 for a membership card in his institution, the fortunate holder is to be presented with a recorded Deed of Sale to this Earth, a first mortgage on the Moon and tea chromo.

 One such agent passed through New Iberia last week. He visited many of our merchants, told them of his pet way of working. It is this: For a few dollars he will sell to any one a membership in the organization, which will entitle the purchaser to get goods from 5 to 10 per cent cheaper, than can others who haven't them, from certain merchants in town belonging to the association, or cheaper still from their purchasing agent in Chicago. We have seen the merchants who went into the arrangement, and, almost without exception, they regret having done so.

 We would like to say this to our readers ;  Our merchants purchase their goods from these very trade centres. They have years of experience, and buy goods which suit our people. As a rule they buy very close, and because there is much competition they sell close. Their profits enable them to pay their rent, clerk-hire, and other expenses, and give them enough support to support their families. None of them become wealthy.

 Knowing this it it not better for our people that they make their purchase from our own stores, where they themselves can select rather than to send off trust to the mercies of even the best of purchasing agencies? Do not each one of us owe something to the community in which we live? If our merchants patronize us who are physicians, lawyers, laborers, or whatever may be our occupations, do we not owe it to the merchants of the community at large to return that patronage? Every dollar spent in New Iberia may travel around and pay off many times its own value in obligation, before it is finally sent away. And every dollar sent off for goods through these schemes, decreases the circulating medium just to that extent.

 Let us think before we seize on to these new schemes, and remember that these agents are not working for their health. There is money in it somewhere and somebody has it to pay, presumably the holders of membership cards.

From the Daily Iberian and in the  Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1895. 

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 4/6/1895.
 In accordance with the decision of Supreme court of Louisiana, there was a severation of local government on the 1st instant between the original corporation of Lafayette and the Mills, McComb and Mouton additions. 

 The municipal political pot has begun bubbling at a lively rate, lately. The election day is approaching rapidly and the opposing camps are busy mustering their respective forces for the fray.

 The latest improvement in Mr. Falk's dry good store is that fine show case made by Mr. B. Miller. 

 Post-Master Chas. O. Mouton went to Baton Rouge on business, Tuesday.

 Twelve milch cows and calves for sale; also two Hay Presses in good order, by J. A. LeBesque, Lafayette, La.

 Although Felix Demanade can't vote in the coming municipal election because of the supreme court decision lately rendered, he is still doing business at the "old stand" with his usual select stock of fancy and family groceries and fine wines and liquors.

 Mr. J. P. Nolan of the S. P. R. R. was in town Thursday.

 Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Parrot are occupying one of the new Roy cottages since the 2d instant.

 A fresh coat of paint has much improved the appearance of Sheriff Broussard's dwelling house.

 Mr. Alcide Judice, the big merchant of Scott, was in town Tuesday to attend a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the People's State Bank.

 Mr. Washington Bernard, a former resident of Thibodaux and an attache of the Vandergrift barber shop until recently, intends to open a tonsorial establishment of his own, adjoining the Club saloon. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1895.


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 6th, 1889:


 All the affairs of the Lafayette Canning Company are progressing steadily and smoothly. The central building is now nearing completion, and meets the high approval of the Board of Directors. They state that not only has the work been done in first class workmanlike manner, but the material used is as fine as any they have seen put into a building in Lafayette. Mr. Fred Mouton, the contractor, is faithfully doing his part of the contract, and exhibits those commendable qualities always found in a true mechanic - in interest in his work and pride in his success.

 Tuesday night a gentleman came in on the train from Opelousas, and happening to run up on our reporter remarked that four years had passed since he had been in Lafayette. He had heard that they intended establishing a canning factory here and wanted to know if they had commenced the building. Our reporter pointed the direction of the new building, about two hundred yards off, and told him he would see it there in the morning. In the morning when the gentleman came down from his room, and gazed around upon the wonderful development that could be observed from the depot, he was perfectly astonished, and expressed his conviction of a solid and rapidly growing prosperity for Lafayette. This is but one of many similar instances which have come under our reporter's observation. It serves to show how even one well conducted enterprise, properly advertised, will bring a town into inquiry and repute. This gentleman in his journeyings will speak in high terms of the enterprise of our citizens and the rapidly growing prosperity of the town of Lafayette. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1889.

Old Building Torn Down.
 We are glad to note that Mr. T. Hebert, Jr., has torn down the old building recently occupied by the Italian fruit dealer, on Main street, adjoining the property of Mrs. Homer M. Bailey, and will immediately begin to build a neat and commodious structure 35 feet front by 60 depth. So you see, the spirit of improvement is confined to no particular locality of Lafayette. This building will improve the appearance of Main street, and will no doubt be an incentive to the building of a plank walk on that side of the street during the summer. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1889.

Father Forge's Flower Garden.
We would suggest to visitors, or strangers from a distance, who stop in our town for a day or two, that it they wish to see one of the most beautiful and refined spots in all the lovely scenery of "Acadia," to visit the extensive flower gardens of Rev. E. Forge, adjoining St. John's Catholic Church. Just think of it, one thousand different varieties of roses is only one of its attractive features. You will always find the Rev. Father affable and accommodating to the courteous visitor. He takes pleasure in displaying his wealth of beauty to true lovers of the beautiful.   Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1889.


Company C. Members Reunite. - The reunion of the survivors of Company C. 8th La. Reg., here last Saturday, was attended by many pleasing incidents of a social and humorous nature, and the old veterans were made to thoroughly enjoy themselves. The reunion in May promises to be still more interesting and enjoyable, and will certainly be more largely attended. Let our citizens be not remiss in any attention that might add to their pleasure. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1889. 

City Council Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., April 1st, 1889.

 A regular meeting of the City Council was held this day and there were present Messrs. W. B. Bailey, Mayor; A. J. Moss, F. Lombard, J. O. Mouton, J. G. Parkerson and P. Gerac.

 Absent: Messrs. Sprole and Pellerin.

 The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

 Reports of Treasurer and Collector for quarter ending March 31st were referred to the Finance Committee.

 A communication from Mr. R. E. Kerkham, of the U. S. Weather Service, in regard to summer climatology was read and referred to Judge Parkerson.

 The following were appointed commissioners for the Corporation election on the first Monday of May; Paul Demanade, Wm. Campbell and L. Marchand.

 The following ordinance was adopted:

     Granting to A. J. Moss the privilege of building a railroad switch or spur across Grant Avenue on the East side of the Southern Pacific Co.'s Railroad.

 Be it ordained by the City Council of Lafayette, La., that the right and privilege of building a railroad switch or spur across Grant Avenue on the East side of the Southern Pacific Co.'s Railroad be and is hereby granted and conceded to Anderson J. Moss; provided said switch or spur does not in any manner impede of interfere with public travel along said avenue.

 The following accounts were approved:

 A. Bonnet, painting town hall and material ... $35.00
 A. Vordenbaumen, lumber ... $4.1o
 J. Vigneaux ... freight on chairs ... $3.00
 J. Vigneaux, hauling dead animals ... $11.75

 The Council then adjourned.
W. B. BAILEY, Mayor.
CHAS. D. CAFFERY, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1889.

Police Jury Proceedings.
Lafayette, La., April 1st, 1889.

 The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: Messrs. C. P. Alpha, J. G. St. Julien, C. C. Brown, A. A. Delhomme and Ford Hoffpauir.  Absent: O. Theriot.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved:

 The committee appointed to ascertain regarding the establishment of a public ferry at Olidon's crossing submitted the following report, which on motion of Mr. St. Julien was laid over for future action:

      Broussard's Ferry, March 15, 1889.
 To the Police Jury: - Your committee appointed to establish a public ferry over Bayou Vermilion at Olidon Broussard's have met, and beg leave to report that it would be advisable and less expensive to construct a bridge, which should not be less than two hundred feet long. We therefore recommend your honorable body to appoint a committee to receive bids for the construction of the aforesaid bridge. (Signed.) Ford Hoffpauir, Adrien Theall. Overton Cade, J. T. Broussard, D. Broussard.

 The committee appointed to ascertain regarding the cost, etc., of a parish map, submitted the following:

        Lafayette, La., March 20, 1889.
 To the Hon. Police Jury:
  We, your committee, appointed to examining and estimate upon a map submitted by Mr. R. Francez for sale to the parish, find that at present it is incomplete and is of little use; we are without any written statement from Mr. Francez, how or when he proposes to finish the map, we therefore, are unable to make any estimate of its worth or recommendation.
  Very respectfully, (Signed.) T. Hebert, Jr., Wm. Clegg, J. C. Buchanan, J. D. Trahan.

 On motion of Mr. Brown, the following was adopted in reference to above report:

 Be it resolved, That the committee on map be discharged with thanks, and that a committee consisting of Messrs. C. P. Alpha, J. G. St. Julien and O. Theriot, be appointed to stipulate to Mr. Francez, the amount of remuneration and all required alterations or modifications. The same to be accepted or rejected as the artist sees it.

 The Parish Treasurer submitted his monthly statement:
         Lafayette, La., April 1st, 1889.
  To the Hon. Police Jury: - I submit the following statement of the finances of the parish since last report:
 Respectfully submitted.
                                WM. CLEGG, Parish Treasurer.

 The budget committee submitted their report as follows:

 To Hon. Police Jury: - Your committee on probable expenses, beg leave to report the following as the probable expenses for the year 1889, viz:
 Respectfully submitted,
               C. C. BROWN, Z. DOUCET, C. DEBAILLON, Committee.

 On motion, the report was accepted as read.

 Dr. J. D. Trahan, President of the Board of Public Education, here appearing, made an earnest appeal in behalf of the schools of the parish, and urged an appropriation for the construction of school houses in the different wards.

 Whereupon, Mr. Brown offered the following which was adopted:

 Be it resolved, That the President is hereby authorized to draw a warrant for the sum of six hundred dollars or as much thereof as will build three school houses in such locality as may be designated by the School Board. The amount to be paid on completion of said houses under direction of a committee appointed by the Board.

 Mr. Alpha, as a committee of one, reported that the proposed road to Breaux Bridge could be opened for the sum of $200; whereupon the following resolution by Mr. Brown was adopted:

 Be it resolved, That the member from the third ward is hereby authorized to contract for the opening of the road in the sum of $200; provided, that the twelve days road duty required of each citizen, or any portion thereof, is not available to reduce the contract price.

 The petition in reference to the Broussardville-Royville road was again laid over until the attendance of Mr. Theriot.

 The committee on public roads for the sixth ward reported that they had traced a road from the town of Carencro east to the contemplated bridge over Bayou Vermilion, and recommend the payment of $60 to Mrs. Eugenie Abbadie in compensation for a length of 80 arpents by 30 feet in width across the property. On motion duly made the above mentioned amount was ordered paid to Mrs. Abbadie.

 The following parties donate the road along the respective lines, as shown by annexed plan, submitted by the committee: Elizima Thibodeau, Ovide Arceneaux, Dr. R. J. Francez.

  Mr. St. Julien offered the following which was adopted:

 Be it resolved, That the president be authorized to have all donations and sales to the parish duly recorded in the Clerk's office.

 Mr. Alpha introduced a resolution to the effect that after the 1st day of January, 1890, all field fences within the borders of the parish be abolished, and that all kinds of stock be enclosed and not allowed to run at large. Laid over under rules.

 The account of I. A. Broussard ($20) for summoning talisman at February term of Court was rejected.

 The following account was laid over:

 A. Koenig, Justice fees, $17.25.

 The following accounts were approved:
 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
C. P. ALPHA, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1889.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 4/6/1889.
 The weather the first part of the week was bright and warm, and highly favorable for farm work of all kinds. From all our correspondents, and from our farmer friends from all sections of the parish, we receive the most encouraging news. Everybody is hard at work, and the prospects are splendid.

 Our friend Paul Demanade is devoting his leisure hours to the cultivation of vegetables this year, and has a fine garden. He has succeeded in propagating a new species of cabbage which bears three heads to the stalk.

 It is a pleasant walk, and would be both interesting and instructive, to step over to the Canning Company's extensive garden, and see how vegetable farming is done on a large scale. The farm is neatly kept, and the plants are growing finely.

 We have assurances that we will have a cotton seed oil mill here ready for the fall ginning. Now we want to see active measure taken towards the establishment of a central sugar mill and a planing mill, furniture, sash, door and blind factory.

 The surviving veterans of the 18th La. Regiment C. S. A., are requested to meet in the town of Lafayette, on the 4th day of May next, for roll call and for the purpose of commemorating in an appropriate manner in the memory of their departed comrades.

 Now is the time for fishing for gaspergoo, and the bayou is in fine condition; but somehow they didn't bite well. We learn that our friend Jno. O. Mouton had the best luck and caught the biggest fish of the season. He was so proud that he threw his line in the bayou and trotted all the way back to town to show his fish. The boys accused him of buying it, but fortunately Jno. O. had the proof on them, and they had to give him credit.

 Mr. Joe Vallier has leased a portion of his farm near town to a couple of experienced market gardeners. He is now making arrangements to erect a neat and substantial cottage (costing five or six hundred dollars) for their occupancy. Later on he will build a handsome residence on his farm. Old Joe's head is level.

 Lincoln avenue, East of the railroad, is steadily developing new buildings. During the week Mr. Auguste Degrez has erected the frame for a cottage on the North side just beyond the Racke house, and Mr. John Allingham's new residence on the same side of the street, a couple of blocks further East, is rapidly nearing completion. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1889.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 6th, 1878:


 A colored man by the name of Stephen (unreadable last name) was shot by Joseph Mouton, also colored, last Saturday night, at this place. The ball penetrated the lung and the wounded man died the following day, of internal hemorrhage.

 An investigation of the affair before the Parish Judge, resulted in requiring the accused to appear before the district court to answer to the charge of manslaughter. The amount of his bond was fixed at five hundred dollars, which was furnished. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1878.

Fatal Accident at  Horse Races. - During a horse race on last Saturday, about eight miles west of this place, an old colored man was run over and so much injured that he died the next day from the effects of the accident. The concurrence was a sad one, much regretted, and no blame is attributed to any one, it being purely accidental. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1878.

Rain. - After a dry spell of twenty-two days, we had a pretty good shower of rain last Sunday. Since then northerly winds have prevailed and the nights have been quite cool. Laf. Advertiser 4/6/1878.

Clegg Back Home. - John Clegg, Esq., having completed his labors as Secretary of the Senate, returned home last Thursday and will continue the practice of his profession. Laf. Advertiser 4/6/1878.

Rogan's "Exercises." - The exhibition, or as Prof. Rogan modestly called it, exercises, at his school on the 28th ult., proved highly successful. A large audience or parents and friends of the pupils were present and were greatly amused and entertained by the tact and proficiency displayed on the occasion. Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1878.

City Council of Vermilionville.
 Regular Session, (date unknown).

 Present J. O. Mouton, Mayor and Councilmen Alpha, Landry, McBride, A. Chargois, Mouton and J. A. Chargois. Absent, Lindsay.

 The minutes of the last meetings were read adopted.

 The following rules and regulations for the better government of this body were presented and adopted :

 1. Resolved, That Cushing's Manual be adopted for the guidance and government of this body during its sessions.

 2. Resolved, that the order of business shall be as follows, to-wit :

    1. Calling meeting to order.
    2. Calling the roll.
    3. Reading of the minutes.
    4. Reports of committees.
    5. Reading of communications.
    6. Unfinished business.
    7. New business.
    8. Adjournment.

 3. Resolved, That the collector make monthly settlements with the treasurer.

 4. Resolved, That every motion made be recorded and by whom made and seconded, that the yeas and nays be entered on the minutes.

 On motion, Resolved, that the rules shall not be suspended unless five-sevenths of the members concur.

 On motion and resolved, that the sum of fifty dollars, be and is hereby appropriated to Lafayette Fire Company No. One, of Vermilionville, La., for the purpose of assisting the Company in buying hand pumps and accessories.

 On motion, the council adjourned to Monday the 18th day of March, 1878.
                   JOHN O. MOUTON, Mayor.
H. M. BAILEY, Secretary.

 Pursuant to adjournment, the City Council met this 18th day of March, 1878. The roll was called and the following members answered to their names :  J. O. Mouton, Mayor, and councilmen Landry, McBride, Lindsay and A. Chargois. Absent, councilmen Alpha, Mouton and J. A. Chargois.

 On motion of Mr. Lindsay, seconded by Mr. Landry, it was unanimously resolved, that the license of ten dollars paid by Jean Billeaud as blacksmith and wheelwright, be received for back taxes due by the succession of said Billeaud, and that the collector be authorized to make the settlement with the parties interested.

 The Treasurer presented his annual report and on motion it was unanimously adopted.

 On motion of Mr. Lindsay, seconded by Mr. McBride, it was unanimously resolved, that a committee of three be appointed to cancel and destroy in the shortest possible delay, all warrants paid by the Corporation, and in the Treasurer and Secretary's possession.

 The Mayor appointed Messrs. H. M. Bailey, R. L. McBride and W. B. Lindsay on said committee.
    On motion, the Council adjourned.
                  J. O. MOUTON, Mayor.
    H. M. BAILEY, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1878.

Police Jury Proceedings.
Special Meeting, April 1st, 1878.

 Pursuant to call the Police Jury met at the Court House, and the following members were present. Onez Broussard, president; Aurelien Primeaux, Adolphe Comeaux and Alfred Peck. Absent: M. G. Broussard.

 The reading of the minutes of previous meeting was dispensed with.

 The committee composed of Messrs. Girard, E. E. Mouton and Rigues, appointed at a previous meeting for the purpose of making an approximate Estimate of the current expense of the parish for the current year, reported as follows:

 1. Jurors ... $800.
 2. Expenses in criminal cases ... $1,600.
 3. Roads, Bridges and Overseers ... $500.
 4. Salaries Police Jurors and officers ... $1,300.
 5. Elections ... $600.
 6. Contingent ... $668.
 7. Old Debts ... $1,500.
               Total ... $6, 968.

 And whereas for the reason that said estimation was based upon the supposition that the rate of taxation for the present year and is therefore in excess of the revenue to be derived from the rate of taxation recently fixed by the State ;  the following resolutions were adopted by the Police Jury.

 Resolved, that the rate of taxation for the Parish for the year 1878 be and is hereby fixed at the same rate as that of the State, or that fixed by act No. 8 of the recent session of the Legislature.

 Resolved, that the president be and is hereby authorized to appoint a committee to make an estimate of the current expenses of the parish for the ensuing year, the same to be based upon the provisions of the foregoing resolutions.

 The president appointed on said committee Messrs. John Clegg, A. J. Moss and Chas. D. Caffery.

 On motion the following was adopted :

 Resolved that the following designated places are hereby fixed as polling places in the election of November next.

 Poll No. 1 Ward 1 - is located at the residence of Joseph D. Breaux.

 Poll No. 2 - Ward 1 - at the residence of Jean Bte. Clement.

 Poll No. 3 - Ward 2 - at the residence of Ford Hoffpauir.

 Poll No. 2 - Ward 2 - at the store of Clemille Trahan.

 Poll No 1. - Ward 3 - at the Court House.

 Poll No. 2 - Ward 3 - at the store of Jean Bernard.

 Poll No. 2 - Ward 4 - at the store of D. Claverie.

 Poll No. 1 - Ward 5 - at Broussardville.

 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
        ONES BROUSSARD, President.
    J. N. Judice, Clerk.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1878.

Proceedings of the Parish School Board.
 VERMILIONVILLE, La., March 2d, 1878.

 The Board of School Directors of the Parish of Lafayette, met this day in called session. Present: Dr. T. B. Hopkins, Ones. Broussard, R. C. Landry, Jos. Boudreaux, Narcisse Mouton, Dr. M. L. Lyons and Will Clegg. Absent: Dr. N. D. Young and Charles Paddio.

 The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

 Committee on "Vermilionville Academy" mot ready to report in full and continued.

 Joseph Boudreaux was authorized to continue as a committee to attend to affairs of Simon school house.

 The President of the Board was instructed to consult the Parish Attorney, and take steps to clear public lands belonging to the school fund, of those who will not pay rent.

 Joseph Boudreaux was authorized in connection with the treasurer of the board, to rent land desired by Joachim Lewis at fifty cents per acre.

 The appointment of Joseph Dupuy to teach colored school in Carencro, (3d ward) near the residence of Ones. Broussard, was approved by the Board and thirty-five dollars per month was allowed him as compensation.

 The appointment of R. C. Greig to teach in 1st ward at J. O. Leblanc's residence, was approved and his salary fixed at thirty dollars per month.

 Mrs. M. A. Thomas was allowed thirty dollars for teaching, month of December, 1877.

 The resignations of E. C. Denniston and F. P. Parent as teachers were accepted.

 The following bills were approved and warrants authorized to be drawn for same :

 The treasurer was instructed to set aside three hundred and twenty-three 72/100 dollars as a contingent fund for the different wards, out of last apportionment from State Superintendent, and to make apportionment of twelve-hundred dollars balance of December apportionment of 1877, pro rata to the different school wards of the parish.

 The Secretary of the Board was allowed a salary of one hundred dollars a year.

 The Board then adjourned to meet first Sunday in April, (regular quarterly meeting).
THOS. B. HOPKINS, President.
WILL CLEGG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/6/1878.

Real Estate Transfers.

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

 Widow J. R. Herpeche to Mrs. Rose Bendel, lot in Mills addition, Lafayette, $865.

 Mrs. F. S. Mudd to Miss Virgie Younger, four lots in Mudd addition, Lafayette, $225.

 Mrs. F. S. Muss to Widow N. J. Davis, 4 lots in Mudd addition, Lafayette, $200.

 F. K. Hopkins to Lafayette Building Association, lot and improvements, in Lafayette, $800.

 Lafayette Building Association to F. K. Hopkins, lot and improvements in Lafayette, $800.

 Mrs. Zepherin Martin to Frozene Stupid, one  arpent in third ward, $80.

 Maurice Dufe to Ernest Broussard, rights and interest in lot in Carencro, $43.

 Roy O. Young to Jules Mallet, 38 arpents in fourth ward, $250.

 Jules Mallet to Mrs. Jules Mallet, 16 arpents in fourth ward, $250.

 Crow Girard to Dr. A. C. Durio, lot in Girard addition, Lafayette $150.

 Maurice Francez to Alcide Broussard, 50 arpents of woodland in sixth ward, $125.

 Gaston Francez to Aldide Broussard, 40 arpents of woodland in sixth ward, $600.

 Mrs. F. S. Mudd to Mrs. W. V. Nicholson, 8 lots in Mudd addition, Lafayette, $400.

 Wm. Peters and others to Ignace Meleton, lot in Lafayette with improvements, $3,079.

 A. C. Guilbeau to Armand L. Guilbeau, 28 arpents in the sixth ward, $335.

 Joseph Prejean to Edward M. Boagni, 25 arpents in the sixth ward, $336.
Lafayette Gazette 4/6/1901.


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