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From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 18th, 1903:


Succession of Jean Louis Thomas,
18th, Judicial District Court,
Lafayette Parish, La,
No. 2293.

 Public notice is hereby given that Edward G. Voorhies, Clerk of Court of Lafayette Parish, La. has applied to the Hon. 18th Judicial District Court in and for Lafayette Parish, La., to be authorized to administer upon the succession of Jean Louis Thomas, and has annexed to his petition the following as constituting all the property left by said deceased, to-wit :

 One certain lot of ground situated in the Mills Addition in said town of Lafayette, La., and being lot number eighty (80) of said addition measuring one hundred feet north and south by one hundred feet east and west, bounded north by the street on big ditch; south by lot of Baptiste Brown, east by St. John Street, and west by lot of Jean Baptiste Cheppert, together with all improvements thereon; and that the valuation of same is less than five hundred dollars; Therefore all parties interested are hereby cited to show cause within seven days shy said application should not be granted and said description and valuation of  said estate be not approved, all according to Act No. 153 of 1900.

 Witness my official signature and seal of office this April 15, 1903.
ED. G. VOORHIES, Clerk of Court.
April 18, 1903. Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1903.

Lot Number 80 in the Mills Addition is now 500 St. John St.

Lafayette Building Association Meeting.
On next Wednesday April 22nd, at 8 o'clock P. M., the Board od Directors of the Association will hold regular monthly meetings and will offer money to loan, stockholders wishing to borrow should not fail to attend.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1903.

Drownings in Hunters' Canal.
The same week a negro was also drowned. This makes five lives that have been lost since the canal was constructed. Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1903.

Horse Lost to Vermilion Bayou.
Last week Mr. Dugas had the misfortune to lose his horse in the Vermilion Bayou, the, horse which was hitched to a buggy, went to the bayou to drink, but instead of drinking near the bank, made for the middle of the stream where being caught by the swift current, he was drowned. The buggy was saved. Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1903.

Clegg's Drug Store Sold.
Messrs. Lucius Prudhomme, and Rene Delhomme, two active and enterprising young business men of Lafayette, have purchased the Drug store of Mr. Wm. Clegg. Both of the young men have a large number of friends who wish them much success in their venture. Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1903.

Big Educational Rally at Carencro.

 Saturday was a red letter day for popular education in Lafayette Parish. A huge rally was planned to be held at Carencro, at which Gov. W. W. Heard, Prof. Alcee Fortier of Tulane, Prof. B. C. Caldwell of the State Normal and Judge Julian Mouton were to be the speakers.

 Gov. Heard arrived in Lafayette Friday night and early next morning visited the Industrial School. At eleven o'clock the public school children assembled at the Primary School, and marched to Dr. N. P. Moss' residence, where the Governor was. Henry Voorhies made a short address of welcome on behalf of the school children all gave three cheers, and then sang a patriotic song. The Governor responded with a few words of appreciation. The line was then reformed and headed by the Sontag Military Band, they escorted the Governor to the train. A large crowd went from Lafayette to Carencro, where extensive preparations had been made to receive the large number of people expected. The meeting was held at the race track, where a stand for the speakers had been erected and decorated with bunting and flags. Immediately on leaving the train, the Band escorted Gov. Heard, Dr. Moss, Prof. Caldwell and Prof. Fortier to Dr. J. P. Francez's home where they were invited to dine.

 The following is the menu at the dinner offered by Dr. J. P. Francez to Gov. Heard last Saturday.

Soup: Saccumite

Entree: Bird Patee, Pate de Foie Gras, Mutton Chop, Mutton Ham, Roasted Milk Pig, Roasted Teals, Sarcelle aux petits pois, Turkey, Assorted Dessert, Cafe noir.

 Liquors: Cuisine du mont d'or, Vermouth, Wine.

The meeting was opened at w 2 p. m., by Mayor T. J. Breaux, who nominated Mr. Guidry as chairman with a few apt and appropriate words introduced the distinguished speaker Gov. Heard who deserved a telling speech for public education. Among other things he stated that the history of education, where best developed, showed that the only practical way to improve the public schools was the democratic one of local taxation.

 He was followed by Prof. Fortier who delivered a polished address in French. In the course of his remarks he have the history of the Acadian settlers, paid a deserved compliment to some of their prominent men and to the people themselves. He spoke of the great need of education and emphasized the fact that local taxation was the surest and best way to reach satisfactory results.

 Prof. Caldwell, the next on the program, delivered on his usual happy addresses. He dwelt strongly on the right of the child to an education, he is entitled to it as an American citizen. His was not the position of a mendicant, he could demand it as a birthright. He went on to show the love of mother and father for the child, and showed that depriving the child of an education was deforming its soul. He concluded his remarks by urging that a tax be voted to give the child his birthright.

 Judge Julian Mouton followed and in and able and convincing way presented the advantage and necessity of a tax. His remarks were interspersed with a number of witty sayings that elicited laughter and applause.

 At the conclusion of the addresses, a call was made for signers to the petition calling for an election on the proposition to vote a tax, and large number went forward and affixed their names.

 A large quantity of barbecued meat had been prepared and everybody had a fine barbecue dinner, just before the speaking began.

 Between the remarks of the speakers the Sontag Military Band discoursed sweet music. The members of the Band certainly deserves the thanks and appreciation of the entire parish for their generosity and usefulness in lending their services in all good causes. Also the highest appreciation is due the management of the Southern Pacific R. R. for giving free of charge two trains to carry the people from Lafayette to Carencro and back. Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1903.

Dedication of Ridge School.

 Sunday the new school house at Ridge was dedicated with appropriate ceremonies, a large crowd was in attendance, and was addressed by Prof. B. C. Caldwell, Dr. E. L. Stephens, Supt. Alleman and Mr. Alcide Judice. The talks were all in regard to education, and the advantage to be derived from a special school tax, at the close of the remarks, everyone present came up and signed the petition asking for the calling of an election to vote the tax.

 The Ridge school has been named the Burke school in honor of Mr. Chas. Burke who has been principal contributor to its establishment, this is now one of the best school buildings in the parish, is modern and fitted with new patent desks, and will serve as a model for other country school houses.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1903. 

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 4/18/1903.

F. Sontag is the local agent for Junius Hart Pianos.

 The Lafayette Clothing Store has a full line of spring suits, something nice and very wearable.

 District Court adjourned Tuesday. The criminal docket was cleared.

 A rather small crowd attended the lecture at the Institute on Tuesday night. The lecturer, Morris Frankel, gave a very interesting talk on his experience traveling 5,000 miles on foot.

 Mr. J. R. Domengeaux, the newly appointed Postmaster assumed his duties on Wednesday. His brother Frank will be his assistant.

 Monday afternoon the ladies of the Episcopal Church gave an egg roll at Parkerson's grove. A fairly large number were present, notwithstanding the unusually cool weather for April, and all enjoyed themselves greatly; there was a bushel of fun for the children.

 The farmers are all busily engaged with their crops. Owing to the late season work has been considerably delayed, but during the past two weeks, with good weather, good progress has made. Now a nice shower of (unreadable words) and with one the crops will (unreadable words) a rapid growth.

 The case against Marquis Mouton, charged with criminal assault, set for Monday, when called for trial, was nolle prossed by the District attorney. This was done at the urgent request of the families concerned. 

 Monday afternoon the ladies of the Episcopal Church gave an egg rolling at Parkerson's grove. A fairly large number were present, notwithstanding the unusually cool weather for April, and all enjoyed themselves greatly ;  there was a bushel of fun for the children. 
Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1903. 

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 18th, 1896:


 Compiled statement of the total votes cast at the special election held at the court house in the town of Lafayette, to determine the question of levying a special tax of five mills on all property subject to taxation within said town for a term of ten years, beginning Jan. 1st, A. D. 1896, to procure, construct and operate a waterworks and electric light system in said town, under article two hundred and nine of the constitution of the State of Louisiana, and act number one hundred and twenty-six of eighteen hundred and eighty-two of the General Assembly of said State to be voted on by the property taxpayers of said municipality is entitled to vote under the election laws of said State, on  Monday March 23rd, A. D., eighteen hundred and nine-six, as per proclamation of His Honor, A. J. Moss, mayor of said town and due notice thereof by the Supervision of election in and for Lafayette parish by publication according to law, and after 20 days official publication of the petition and ordinance ordering the election in the manner provided by law for judicial advertisements.

 Total number of property taxpayers of the town of Lafayette, La, entitled to vote under the election laws of the State, as per certificate of the assessor of Lafayette parish and registrar of voters, dated March 21st, 1896. One hundred and ninety-two. 192.

 Total assessed valuation of property taxpayers of the town of Lafayette, as now constituted, entitled to vote under the election laws of the State as per certificate of assessor and registrar of polling in and for Lafayette parish, dated March 21st, 1896, one hundred and sixty-six 50/100 dollars. $176,866.50.

 Total number of votes cast for said special tax, one hundred and thirty, 130.

 Total number of votes cast against said special tax. 0.

 Total amount of assessed valuation of property assessed to property taxpayers entitled to vote under the general election laws of the State as per said certificate of Assessor and Registrar, who voted for said special tax, one hundred and fifty thousand, and two hundred and ten 50/100 dollars.  $150,210.50
  Against $00.00

 This is to certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct compilation of the votes and valuation of property assessed to each vote, as cast at said special election.
                              W. B. BILEY.
    Clerk of Court of the 17th. Judicial District of La., for the Parish of Lafayette and ex-officer of the Town of Lafayette, La.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1896.


By virtue of the powers in me vested by law, and in accordance with resolution of the City Council of the town of Lafayette, of date March 25th, 1896, I do hereby proclaim that the total votes cast at the special held at the Court House in the town of Lafayette, to determine the question of levying a special tax of five mills on all property subject to taxation within said town for a term of ten years, beginning Jan. first, A. D. eighteen hundred and ninety-six, to procure, construct and operate a Water Works and Electric Light system in said town, under Article two hundred and nine of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana, and Act number one hundred and twenty-six of Eighteen hundred and eighty-two of the General Assembly of said State, to be voted on by the property tax payers of said municipality entitled to vote under the election laws of said State on Monday March, twenty-third, A. D. eighteen hundred and ninety six, as per proclamation of the Mayor of said town and due notice thereof by the Supervisors of election in and for Lafayette parish by publication according to law and after twenty days official publication of the petition and ordinance ordering the election in the manner provided by law for judicial advertisements, resulted, according to the returns of the commissioners of said election, and of the supervisors of election in and for Lafayette parish and that of the Clerk of the District Court in and for said parish ex-officio returning officer of said town, as follows to-wit:

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 In testimony whereof, witness my official signature, at Lafayette parish of Lafayette, La., this twenty fifth day of March, Anno Domini, Eighteen hundred and ninety-six.
A. J. MOSS, Mayor of Lafayette.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1896. 




 Last Monday, at the Opera house, was held the first Pharr Political meeting in Lafayette.

 Capt. Pharr was accompanied by Hon. Taylor Beattie, Mr., Suthon and other orators and active supporters, and these were received on the arrival of the 3:30 train, by a delegation of citizens carrying a banner bearing the inscription "Protection to our industries." The Pelican brass band was on hand and discoursed music for the occasion. At the opera house a large number of persons of different factions had assembled to hear the speakers, and ladies were also present. Addresses were delivered on the public questions of the day and all was progressing to the entire satisfaction of the promoters of the meeting when an incident took place just as Judge Beattie was closing his discourse, which requires the following explanation to be better understood:

Shortly before the meeting, Dr. H. D. Guidry in company with Mr. A. Primeaux happened to be in the neighborhood of the Court House at a time Mr. Harry Durke was offering to bet $200 on the result of the election. Mr. Primeaux proceeded to where Mr. Durke was and asked the latter what had become of the $200 the Police Jury appropriated for drainage purposes in the 4th. (Mr. Durke's) ward ? when it is intimated to Mr. Primeaux that he should not brook trouble in this manner, Dr. Guidry said to Primeaux "you have the right to question what disposition is made of parish money," and shortly after this both he and Mr. Primeaux took their departure. It transpired afterwards that Durke swore out an affidavit against Dr. Guidry and Primeaux, for defamation of character and it was at the closing of Judge Beattie's address that Dr. Guidry, who was acting as secretary of the meeting, and Mr. Primeaux were placed under arrest. Whilst these two were being conducted to jail by sheriff Broussard, Mr. Octave Bertrand asked Dr. Guidry why the arrest was not deferred until after the meeting as there was no urgent need for executing the warrant. The sheriff replied that was none of his business and pushed Bertrand away.

\ Bertrand was retracing his steps in the direction of the sheriff when the latter whipped out his pistol striking Bertrand on the side of the head inflicting a wound from which the blood flowed freely; the sheriff flourished his pistol in mid air in a threatening manner, all the while holding Dr. Guidry at the throat and warning him, that he, the sheriff, was not going to be bulldozed. Certainly not replied Dr. Guidry, I could not well do so as your prisoner.

 Messrs. Primeaux and Guidry were placed in prison to await bail. Their friends sent Edward Hebert at once to the home of Judge McFadden to request his presence at his court room, but Hebert was informed by members of Judge McFadden's family that the Judge was not at home, having gone to town. However when the attorneys of the prisoners went in person to look up Judge McFadden, he was seen to come down from the upper story of his house in response to the call of the attorneys.

Later the two accused were liberated under bonds of $25 each. These are the facts as they have been reported to us by eye witnesses, and we leave it to the public to judge of the true animus of the whole proceeding. As for ourselves we are not surprised at such high handed methods but, on the contrary, have learned to expect them. Time and again we have ourselves as being unalterably opposed to all things savoring of the dictator.

From the incipience of the present campaign we have labored to explain the difference between serfdom and liberty, as applied to political bosses, and must leave it to the voters as to whether or not they will submit to the yoke.

Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1896.

Mr. Editor. - I was in your town last Monday, and witnessed some of the most ni**ardly tricks ever perpetrated upon a free and white people. Mr. H. M. Durke, a public officer, an officer of the law, member of the Police Jury of Lafayette from the 4th. ward, was asked a civil question from Mr. Adam Primeaux, so touching and to the point was the question, that Mr. Durke then flew to his boss, Mr. I. A. Broussard, (another officer of the law, sheriff of this parish) and to that worthy reported all his troubles. The consequences were that Primeaux was arrested and lodged in jail, simply because he demanded of an officer of the law questions relating to the welfare of the 4th. ward. The arrestations did not stop here. Whilst the above was in commotion, a Republican meeting was progressing under fair results in Falk's Hall. At least 400 white persons were in attendance, amongst the audience were a large number of ladies and children. Seeing that the Republican orators were speaking too truthfully and exposing Democratic tricks and methods so openly and freely that some of the "Democrats of Lafayette concocted a plan to break the meeting. While Judge Beattie was delivering his masterly address, Dr. Guidry was arrested and taken from the speakers platform. Dr. Guidry was taken downstairs followed by some of the administration's cohorts and a false alarm of "fire! fire! fire! was given so as to confuse and cause disorder and a stampede. Ladies and children were wild with fright, and fortunately, some cool headed gentlemen "saw unto" the trick, and by untiring energy prevented what may have terminated into fatal results. Quietness was again restored and the orators proceeded with their speeches. Whilst Dr. Guidry was being conducted to prison a Mr. O. Bertrand asked Dr. Guidry why he was not arrested before the meeting, and the answer he got was 2 or 3 raps on the head, with either a pistol or a brass knuckle in the hands of the sheriff of this parish, Mr. I. A. Broussard.

Well, Dr. Guidry was landed in jail to keep vigil to Mr. Adam Primeaux, who had a few minutes previous been arrested. Friends of the gentleman were indignant at the unjust treatment their friends had received, and steps were at once taken, so as to get their release. Judge McFadden had been stored so that Messrs. Guidry and Primeaux could not be released on bond that night. Messenger after messenger could not find a trace of his Honor, until Judge Debaillon escorted by Mr. Chargois, drove to McFadden's residence, and by repeated attempts at last located him.

I may here say that it was freely discussed on the streets that Judge McFadden was hid in his garret, of this I could not vouch. Nevertheless, the Honorable McFadden was found at once wrote out peace bonds, when Messrs. Guidry and Primeaux were again given their liberties. And is this Democracy? it cannot be! Oh! voters of Lafayette scrutinize seriously the personnel of both local tickets, be careful, as Tuesday the 21st instant decides whether justice of injustice will be meted out for 4 coming years. Remember that McFadden and I. A. Broussard are candidates for re-election. Think seriously of the doings of Monday April 18th. and form your own conclusions.

"Justice to some, injustice to others," is the password of Lafayette Democracy. Down with the ring, away with the vandals. Hannah for Campbell the man of the people, the friend of the poor, the next sheriff of Lafayette.

Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1896.

Royville, La., April 14th, 1896.

Mr. Editor:
In what straits must the Ring Democracy be when they resort to such trickery as was witnessed last Monday 13th. instant, when Messrs. Guidry and Primeaux were arrested by the Sheriff upon a warrant sworn out by H. H. Durke, our illustrious police juryman of the 4th ward, for slander or some such trivial charge.

Messrs. Guidry and Primeaux at the time of this arrest were attending the Pharr meeting atg Falk's Hall.

From what I could learn of the cause of the arrest it seems that Mr. Adam Primeaux some four or five hours prior to his arrest asked Mr. Durke what he did with the $200 appropriated by the Police Jury for the purpose of draining the public roads. Some further conversation ensued, and it may be that Mr. Durke's delicate sensibilities were rudely shocked by Mr. Primeaux, and perhaps he has ample ground for action for libel, but why was Mr. H. D. Guidry arrested and his kinsman, whose name I do not know, clubbed over the head with a revolver in the hands of the sheriff. Mr. Guidry informed me that his only offense was that at the time of the controversy between Messrs. Primeaux and Durke, he, Guidry, told Primeaux that he had a right to talk if he wanted to and that his relative was clubbed because he asked him, Guidry why his captor had not waited until after the Pharr meeting to arrest him.

While fully recognizing the danger I - of being jailed or clubbed for being too curious about matters concerning our political bosses, still I would like to know why the sheriff did not wait until the close of the meeting to serve the justice of the peace warrant.

There were many who attended the Pharr meeting that did not hesitate to say that these arrests were simply to cause a disturbance and thus break up the meeting, a contemptible effort to bring in a row and throw discredit upon gentlemen whose political opinions differ with those of some of the neighbors.

Under what circumstances may a law-officer use his weapon?

He has the right to use them if his life has not been threatened or is in no jeopardy? Czar Broussard would hesitate before he would assault some men for such slight cause. The grand jury's attention should be called to this case and a full investigation be had.

Indeed it is time to throw out of office such men and replace them with better material, with men who while they observe their oath of office to the letter will not all their judgment to be worked by ungovernable temper and peevish prejudice.

I know not what caused Mr. Durke's spleen to tackle up, but if it was because he was asked what he did with a certain sum of money entrusted to him to be used for a specific purpose he has no cause for complaint or he must assuredly answer such questions when called upon in his official capacity to answer.
JUSTICE. Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1896.

To the Editor:

Our local candidates who are passing as the "Regulars or White Supremacists" (after other folks have done the work for them) and are now trying to ride into office by abuse of the negro who hasn't voted in eight years and is therefore no longer a factor in our parish politics, and only asks for peace, are masquerading.

Talk sense to us, that ni**er talk is only a quip, a makeshift. Away then with such rot and bloody-shirt platitudes: its only an expedient used to make people forget the real questions at issue, to often luring men to disaster and to death, see in St. Landry parish to-day.

Win by virtue not by craft.

Your love for the people is all put on. And Paul says, "If I speak with the tongues of men and angels, and not love, I am become as sounding brass, or tinkling cymbal." That's your predicament exactly, some of your eyes turned up to Heaven, all the while showing others to the front whilst you keep out of danger. That's cheek with a vengeance and without a parallel!

Appeal to our reason, tell us about you mission at Shreveport; show us why we should increase the Governor's salary, and reduce the witness fees. By the way, does any body know who is the author of this last bill? And why you haven't a head to your District ticket and why you wouldn't allow Judge Gates to speak at the Beausejour meeting. Governor Foster has come and gone; he made a speech at the Mecca of Democracy, and failed to define his position on the suffrage amendment, didn't say one word about it, can you tell us why is the Governor for or against the Amendment? These are few of the relevant questions people would have you discuss.

Lives there one white man in Louisiana t0-day, who honestly believes that negroes are ever likely to rule this great State of Louisiana. No! You are all speaking for buncombe, don't we all know it.

You speak to the masses as though you were addressing so many children.

Appeal to our intelligence, not to our passions, for "whoever shall sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind."
B. T. P. Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1896.

To the Editor:
One word, if you please, in reference to the arrest of Dr. Guidry on Wednesday evening the 13th. instant. This was done under a no character or misnomer of slander on the person of the man Harry Durke, and a miserable travesty on justice it was.

This man who under a pretense of friendship for Dr. Guidry's family and often in the past polluted by his presence the portals of his home, we sold as all good men should do in supreme contempt and disgust, and while we transcribe the words, our anger cools down in scorn, and verily we say it, the abuse of such a man is an (unreadable word).

De gustibus non disputandum.

Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1896.

Mr. Editor: -  For some two or three weeks the "Gazette" is "stocked" with communications and questions regarding Mr. Wm. Campbell and the sheriff's office. Mr. Campbell has repeatedly informed them that he is fully able to conduct the several departments of that office, and still the Gazette's columns are weekly and with such absurdities. In a (unreadable words) Cambell, that excellent gentleman told me that he had informed no one that Mr. Cochrane was to be his collector, and furthermore, that is was not his intention to take Mr. Cochrane in his office.
Respectfully your,
Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1896,

To the voters of Lafayette Parish.
Up to this day I had been voting for Isaac Broussard for Sheriff, although I knew my vote was not lost, but to-day from what he did to my brother, I thank God my vote will not be lost because I'm voting for Wm. Campbell, and I pray that every man who is aiming at justice will vote for Wm. Campbell for Sheriff with me, and send back Isaac Broussard to deal with Texas beeves instead of with civilized men.

In charity for this man Broussard and for the good of mankind we say to him, return to your former and more congenial occupation of taking care of beeves, that's your place, and all mankind understands that to-day.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1896.


The Wedding of Miss Clara Martin to Mr. H. L. Fontenot, both of Lafayette, took place at the Catholic church on Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock. The ceremony was witnessed by a large circle of friends, and after the happy couple were made man and wife, they repaired to the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Andrew Martin, where they were later in the evening treated to a delightful serenade by the Pelican Brass Band. The Advertiser extends its well wishes for a long and happy union. Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1896.


Hello, Mr. Newspaper Man!

Hello, Mrs. -------!

I see you know me by my voice. I wanted to tell all my friends, through the "hello" column, that I bought such a lovely hat for only $2.50, at Moss Bros. & Co. -- such a hat as you pay of from $3.00 to $3.50 for at most millinery stores. Moss Bros. & Co. are showing such pretty shapes this season and the trimming is just exquisite.

Hello! I say I want you to remind the public that I have a nice barber shop at Chrouchet's saloon . This is Wm. Linn.

Hello Advertiser: Get your roaster ready for the next issue. You can count on it that we will have service to render, and we get him brought out in full dress.

Hello Advertiser! how many fellows do you suppose will be put in jail, if the suffrage amendment is passed, for (??)ing for $200.


Hello Advertiser!

Hello Moss Bros. & Co.

Please inform your readers that we are closing out (almost giving away) a lot of remnants in mattings, running from two and half yards up to 12 and (?) yards. Prices are so low we declare to name them here. Those who come first will get the first pick. Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1896.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 4/18/1896.

 The Sun Set Limited, made its last trip through here for this season, last Thursday.

 The date of the Minstrel performance, has been postponed from April 26, to May 3rd.

 We thank the Pelican Brass Band for the pleasant serenade on Wednesday night.

 Mr. A. J. Ross, the Foreman of bridge gang, is here doing general repairing, and erecting a bath room addition to the Crescent News Hotel.

 The train gate system went into effect on trains No. 19 and 20, on the 15th, inst. It is expected to be force on all trains on the Southern Pacific in a short while.

 The ball given last Saturday at Falk's hall by the Pelican brass band was an most enjoyable affair. The Orchestra furnished music for the dance, and every one had good time.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1896.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 18th, 1874:


 An election for Mayor and seven Councilmen for the town of Vermilionville, will be held at the Court House on Monday the 4th of May next.

 The following ticket has been handed to us for publication :

 For Mayor - A. Monnier.

 For Councilmen - R. L. McBride, L.P.Revillon, H. Landry, F. C. Latiolais, W. B. Lindsay, C. O. Olivier, Wm. Brandt.

 For Constable - Treville Bernard.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1874.

District Court.

 The District Court for this parish will begin next Monday, 20th inst. We learn that the civil docket is not large, but that considerable criminal business is pending, among which are several serious and important cases. We will furnish our readers with items of the business transacted. Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1874.

Last Wednesday a duel took place at Toulme station, on the New Orleans and Mobile railroad, between Messrs. Wallace Wood and J. A. Bachemin, of New Orleans, in which the latter was wounded in the thigh. Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1874.

 Back in Town.

Hon. A. J. Moss, Parish Judge of this parish, returned home this week after an absence of several days. The Judge is enjoying his usual good health. Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1874.

Back from N. O.

 A. Monnier, Esq., Clerk of Court, returned home from the city, on Thursday evening. He is looking well and hearty, and is prepared to fulfill the arduous duties incumbent on him during the session of our District Court, which commences on Monday next. Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1874.


 Notwithstanding the hard times, the crevasses on the Mississippi and the heavy rain, thunder and lightning and strong winds, that energetic and enterprising merchant, near the Catholic Church, Mr. EDMOND CAIN, continues to receive large bills of choice goods of all kinds, direct from New York, which he offers to the inhabitants of the parish at extremely moderate prices. His store at the present time is filled with the choicest and best goods that the markets afford, and we venture to say, that is completeness, neatness and cheapness it will compare with with say in Western Louisiana. The ladies, who are always considered the best judges of a well kept dry goods establishment, are invited to visit his store and examine the fine stock of goods on hand. Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1878.

 Mr. R. Gagneaux, grocer on Lafayette street, has just received a stock of fresh groceries of all kinds. Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1874.


 The Shreveport Times, of the 5th, contains a memorials of the citizens of Caddo and DeSote, addressed to the Legislature of Texas, praying that body to take such measures as are necessary, so far as Texas is concerned, to have the two parishes mentioned annexed to her territory. It is the purpose of the the memorialists to also promptly bring the matter before the Legislature of Louisiana, if that of Texas shall act favorably upon it. Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1874.

Told Wifey So, But Easily Proved That He Didn't.

 A man who lives in Harlem and who is one of those fondly imagine they know it all took his wife the other day and boarded the Empire state express, bound for Schenectady, on a long-deferred visit to their married daughter. He frowned on his wife because she showed timidity, mixed with anticipated pleasure.

"This train doesn't stop in Schenectady?" she said in the form of an inquiry.

"I guess I know that," he growled.

"We change cars at Albany, don't we?" she asked.

"Certainly we do," he replied. "Don't you bother yourself. Just leave things to me."

"Will you know when we get to Albany?" she inquired, in a hesitating way.

"Do you take me for an idiot?" he answered. "I wish you would let me run this thing, and I will land you safely at Mary's house without you bothering your head about it."

The woman said nothing more until the train was near Albany. Then she said:

"We change when we cross the river, don't we?"

"I know just as well as you do and better, too." he snapped. "Don't make a fool of yourself by showing your ignorance."

Soon the bridge, on which stood some freight cars that blocked a view of the river, was crossed, and the train came to a stop in the Albany station.

"Don't we get out here?" she asked.

"No, we don't," he answered. "We have to cross the river first."

"I thought we had crossed it."

"I wish you would let me do the thinking and not make a silly fool of yourself, as you have been doing all day."

"But all the people are getting out," she continued.

"Don't stop them. I tell you, we have to cross the river before we are in Albany. There!"

"Now we are going again," she said as the train started.

"Of Course we are, and we will be over the river in a minute. I guess I know what I am doing."

Several minutes passed, and the train increased its speed. The woman looked more anxious, and then the conductor entered to collect the tickets.

"You should have changed at Albany," he said, to the man who knew it all. "You will have to pay your fare to Utica and then take a train back to Schenectady."

The fares were paid without question and hubby dropped behind his paper without a word. His wife was equally silent, but the expression that settled on her face was an ominous one.

From the New York Herald and in the Lafayette Advertiser of 4/18/1896.

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