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From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 19th, 1905:
O. C. Mouton.
Simeon Begnaud, O. B. Hopkins, A. R. Trahan, P. Krauss, C. D. Boudreaux, F. E. Girard, G. A. Martin.
A. Edwin Chargois.
TOWN TAX COLLECTOR.
A. J. LeBlanc.
J. P. Colomb.
TREASURER TOWN COUNCIL.
A. T. Caillouet.
MEMBERS DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
Felix E. Voorhies,
A. E. Mouton,
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
Mr. and Mrs. Crow Girard's home was a scene of merriment and laughter Monday night a week ago while they entertained a few of Miss Maxim Beraud's friends before she left Tuesday for Houston, Texas. In spite of the bad weather the young people commenced gathering about eight thirty o'clock and so much brightness and cheerfulness within made all forget the clouds and rain without. Mrs. Girard handed around pencils and slips of paper with Liberty Bells written upon them, asking each one to write as many words as could be written with these letters. After this contest was ended it was found that Mr. Eben Morgan had written the most words and he carried off the prize, a beautiful bisque statue. Each young lady was then asked to write a description of what she considered an ideal beau, while the young men described their ideal belle. Miss O'Quin was this time the lucky winner of the prize.
Other entertaining games were indulged in and the pleasure of the evening were supplemented by delightful refreshments served by the hostess.
At a late hour the young people still seemed to loath to leave, but one by one they bid adieu, expressing their delight in being fortunate enough to be in attendance. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
Baton Rouge Committee On Right of Way and Ready to Co-operate with Lafayette.
Mayor Caffery received a letter Thursday from Gen. Leon Jastremski, notifying him that the Baton Rouge people had organized a committee on right of way for the Baton-Lafayette railroad and that the committee would go actively to work as soon as the Southern Pacific authorities have them the necessary date: also that they were ready to co-operate in every way with the citizens of Lafayette and Breaux Bridge. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
A notable event of the week was the marriage of Miss Vallie Rosenfield to Mr. Samuel Wiseman, which took place Sunday morning at eleven o'clock at the residence of the bride's uncle, Mr. M. Rosenfield, a prominent merchant of this place. The bride was beautifully gowned in white French organdie, and was given away by her uncle Mr. M. Rosenfield. She was attended by Mrs. N. Abramson as matron of honor, and the groom by Mr. Wise as best man. The ceremony was performed by Rabbi Warsaw, of Lake Charles.
After congratulations and good wishes to the newly wedded couple delicious refreshments were served. Mr. and Mrs. Wiseman left on the afternoon train for New Orleans to live, where Mr. Wiseman has a prosperous furniture business.
Among those present were Mesdames Alice Hebert, Sig Kahn, Gus Schmulen, M. Immerginck, B. N. Coronna, S. Abramson, Arthur Mouton, L. F. Rigues, L. Domengeaux, M. Rosenfield, Willie Levy, Jno. Hahn, Alf. Hebert, H. Jargou. Misses Lucy Hebert, Bertha Hebert, Gertrude Coronna, Rosalie Coronna, Wilhel Schmulen, Grace Roy. Messrs. Willie Levy, Vic Levy, Leon Schmulen, Gus Schmulen, Alf. Hebert, Jno. Hahn, S. J. LeBlanc, Isaac Bendel, Arthur Mouton, H. Jagou, Myrtle Meyer, Leon Plonsky, M. Immergluck, B. N. Coronna, N. Abramson. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
Three New Departments Of Southern Pacific Rumored About to Be Moved Here. Local Officers Have Received no Notice.
There was a rumor on the streets yesterday that Lafayette was to have by the first of June three new departments of the Southern Pacific, it being said that C. W. Owens, A. F. Mourand, resident engineer and W. J. Mellor, superintendent of bridges and buildings, would all move their offices here on that date. Inquiry as the depot resulted in no confirmation, prominent officials stating that they had heard the rumor, but had no official notice of such change to be made. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
Retail Lumber Dealers Association to Hold their Next Meeting in Lafayette.
Owing to the persuasive powers of Messrs. O. B. Hopkins and Chas. Debaillon, the Retail Lumber Dealers Association of Louisiana and Mississippi will hold their next meeting, Sept 12, in Lafayette. Several places made a strong fight for the meeting, Sept. 12, in Lafayette. Several places made a strong fight for the meeting, but the Lafayette representatives were fully equal to the occasion. And they were both complimented by the Association by being elected on the board of directors. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
Resolutions Passed Requesting Co-operation of Citizens.
Lafayette, La., March 20, 1905.
At the annual meeting of the Fire Department of the city of Lafayette, Louisiana, held at the Court House of said city, the undersigned Committee was appointed to draft the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted by the said Fire Department of Lafayette, La.
Resolved, by the Fire Department of the city of Lafayette, Louisiana, that for the purpose of aiding, equipping and maintaining the said Fire Department, that a call be made on every male citizen within the corporate limits of the city of Lafayette, La., owning real estate, and also every non-resident and corporation also owning real estate within said corporative limits, and who are not member of said fire department, to subscribe an annual fee of not less than five dollars, and that said amount when paid to be turned over to the Treasurer of the department, and to be used in aiding, equipping and maintaining the said Fire Department for the purpose of fighting fires.
Be it further resolved, that said resolution be printed in the city papers, The Lafayette Advertiser and The Gazette for a space of sixty days.
Be it also further resolved, that a copy of said resolution be mailed to each male citizen of Lafayette who are not members of the Fire Department, and also to all non-residents and corporations and owning real estate within the city of Lafayette, Louisiana.
Respectfully submitted, P. L. DECLOUET, WM. CAMPBELL, A. E. MOUTON, C. O. MOUTON,
Committee. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
The Woman's Club.
Saturday Mrs. J. A. Martin entertained The Woman's Club in her pretty new home. A good number were present and a great deal of business was transacted, of which the most pleasant was arranging for the annual entertainment which will be May 5th at the Gordon Hotel.
The Governing Board is busy with Shakespeare, making out the year's program and in the course of a short time will have everything ready to have the year books printed. The chairman of the committee on arrangements for the play to be given for the benefit of the Club's scholarship reported that all parts have been assigned and that the first rehearsal will take place on Monday night, April 17th. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
AN UNSOLVABLE MYSTERY.
One of the unsolvable mysteries is why the citizens of a small country town dependent upon the surrounding country for support commonly display so much indifference towards such a vital subject as good roads leading into town. It would seem that self-interest, and that is generally recognized as the strongest human motive, would stimulate them to form organizations whose object and steady purpose would be the maintenance of the best kind of roads so as not to facilitate those necessities lead them to trade at their particular town, but to induce others who have no need or inclination to come.
It is a solid fact that bad roads are a serious discouragement to travel, and no man will pull his teams through mud holes at the risk of injuring them or breaking his wagons unless compelled to do so. Nor can he afford or does he care to waste a whole day on what should be a forenoon trip. When the roads are hare and firm many a dollar will come to town, that wouldn't wade through mud and water to get there.
And Lafayette, though wide-awake and progressive in many way, is just like hundreds of other country towns, still un-alive to the vast importance of having not good but excellent highways leading into town ; highways that are high and dry, hard and firm and in perfect condition the whole year through ; highways that attract travel, that are a pleasure to ride on, that make a five or six mile drive on a shopping tour a pleasant afternoon occupation ; highways that reach out for twenty miles around offering daily a bid for trade that never dreams of coming this way.
With such roads enterprising merchants would know well how to second the attraction of good roads with attractive prices and strong inducements sufficient to bring in a volume of trade that would more than double the business of Lafayette in one year.
But what have the people here done towards securing good roads? Save for a meeting, long enough ago now to be forgotten, at which some resolutions were passed--nothing. Doing nothing won't bring good roads, the only way to them is to work vigorously take up the matter and use dispatch and unstinted effort to make the highways entering Lafayette all they should be.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
POSSIBILITIES OF MOTOR CAR.
Some time ago we called attention in these columns to what promises to be a certainty in the near future, that rural communities especially between small towns not far apart, would be revolutionized by what we called for want of a better name, automobile railroads. In this day of rapid transportation and economy of time and effort the availability of the automobile, which has been developed to a practical and sufficient stage, for the purpose of rapid rural transportation is bound to be recognized and (unreadable word) will be (unreadable words) is certain and sure, because of its great cheapness as compared with the trolley. As to service it is being demonstrated in New York suburban traffic that it is up to requirements, and it is but lately that the London, England, county council has decided to use automobile cars with thirty-five passengers capacity on the suburban street railways in place of mule cars.
We again call attention to this matter, because we believe Lafayette to be most fortunately situated to make a great success of the adoption of this motor car for transportation purposes, surrounded as it is on all sides by thriving little towns. With an automobile road connecting each, it would bring the whole parish in close touch socially and commercially and result to the advantage of all in a most satisfactory way. And the attractive part is that the cost would be comparatively small and easily within our means. If each would help as he could there would be no lack of funds, and it is a certain proposition that the roads would be profit-paying investments.
The idea is offered and it now remains for the people of Lafayette to use it or lose it. At least, it is well worth careful consideration. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
Complimentary to Manager Gerac.
The Beaumont Enterprise has the following complimentary mention of Mr. Henry Gerac's connection with the Field Hotel and Cafe of that city. Mr. Gerac has recently accepted a position with The Gordon as manager:
About twenty months ago Mrs. Field deemed it necessary for the advantage of the hotel to take charge of the cafe. She, therefore, purchased the interest of the Beaumont Cafe Co., and placed Mr. Gerac in charge as manager. He was a man with considerable experience in conducting business from the start has been eminently successful under his management and direction.
In the opinion of the writer there could not have been a better selection made for a manager than was done in this case. At the same time it is true that he has been largely assisted by his selection of Mr. H. E. Reuss as chef, and Mr. H. A. Reuss as steward.
The business of the cafe during the past year has grown to wonderful proportions. The reputation of the house is such, and the service is so good, that it attracts and holds the first-class of trade. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
As Lake Charles Sees It.
The school authorities of Lafayette parish have fixed upon April 29 as a public school rally day, upon which the pupils of the public schools and their parents shall get together. The interest in the event will be increased by the annual athletic and oratorical contests of the high schools of southwest Louisiana which will be held the same day. Lafayette people seem to be almost alone in realizing the benefits which accrue by arousing general popular interest in the schools and are setting an example which should be generally followed. From the Lake Charles American and in the Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
Walking from New Orleans.
A young man, giving his name as Samuel Golstein called at this office Monday. He stated that he was walking from New Orleans to San Francisco. He showed some newspaper clippings in regard to his trip. Being asked what was the object of his long walk, he stated that he expected "to write it up." While he is getting the "experiences" he expects the public to contribute.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
Retail Lumber Dealers Association to Hold their Next Meeting in Lafayette.
Owing to the persuasive powers of Messrs. O. B. Hopkins and Chas. Debaillon, the Retail Lumber Dealers Association of Louisiana and Mississippi will hold their next meeting, Sept. 12, in Lafayette. Several places made a strong fight for the meeting, but the Lafayette representatives were fully equal to the occasion. And they were both complimented by the Association by being elected on the board of directors. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
The Cane Crop.
[La. Planter and Sugar Mfr.]
There are some few plantations on which the work of planting cane is still incomplete, but in the great majority of instances the seed cane has all been planted and this will probably be finished everywhere in a day or two, and the seed has been found generally in good condition, thus admitting of the planting of the full area contemplated for the coming crop. The persistent rains have militated against the progress of all work, and we must hope for a favorable growing season to enable it to catch up lost time. From the La. Planter & Sugar Manufacturer and in the Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
Committee on Convocation Day Are Making All Arrangements for Its Success.
The various committees on Convocation Day are at work and all arrangements looking to the success of the day are being made. Everything points to an immense gathering of school children and people, and it is believed that this year's event will far exceed last year's. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
School Board Proceedings.
Lafayette, La., April 13, 1905.
At a postponed meeting of the Parish Board the following members answered roll call: Alex Delhomme, Jasper Spell, J. A. Roy, Dr. N. P. Moss, Arthur Comeaux, J. H. Bernard, A. D. Verot, Alcide Judice. Absent: C. C. Brown.
The minutes of the previous meeting were adopted as read:
A committee from Royville composed of Messrs. Cade, Theall, Trahan, Dupleix, and Primeaux asked for a better schoolhouse and a better location. On motion duly seconded the chair appointed Messrs. Roy, Comeaux, Bernard and Alleman, to confer with the citizens of Royville relative to a schoolhouse asked for.
The president was authorized to receive in the name of the Board two arpents of land more or less from Klebert Bodoin for a site for a public school at Milton.
The secretary reported that Vermilion parish had voted five hundred dollars for the erection of a line schoolhouse at Milton and on motion duly seconded the building committee was instructed to carry out our part of the agreement and to proceed with the construction of the schoolhouse as soon as the citizens of Milton complied with the conditions imposed on all committees here schoolhouses have been erected.
A committee from Bethel Church petitioned for a schoolhouse and a teacher. The Board postponed action indefinitely because of its inability to establish new schools at the present time. The committee then asked for a teacher only, but the Board replied that it could not grant the teacher at the present time.
On motion duly seconded Messrs. Spell and Alleman were appointed a committee to attend to weather-boarding the Ridge school.
The patrons of the Guitroz school asked for patent desks for their school. The Board could not grant the requested because all available funds had already been set aside for building seven new schoolhouses and for repairing several old ones.
The parish superintendent reported that the citizens of the second ward had raised a fund sufficient to pay $15.00 per month for the transportation of their children to the Bertrand school and that he had proceeded to provide the transfer as instructed by The Board.
The president was authorized to receive one acre of ground from O. Bertrand for the Bertrand school, and one acre from Alex Martin Jr., for the Martin school.
The superintendent was instructed to investigate the complaints relative to drainage on the school section in the first ward.
The superintendent reported the completion of the Jean Simon Schoolhouse in the fourth ward.
He also reported that work on the Duson school was progressing satisfactorily after many unavoidable delays. The Building Committee had awarded the contract for the lumber early in December last but the lumber was not delivered until February. The contractor after having built the foundation for the Duson school went to work on the Jean Simon school which he completed before resuming work on the Duson school. The citizens at Duson had constructed a shed to protect the lumber from the elements. The teacher who had been engaged to begin work in February has resigned, thus releasing the Board any claims for lost time.
The superintendent reported that of fifty-six white teachers in the parish all but six were present at the Alexandria Convention. Lafayette Parish was second in point of attendance. The convention was the grandest ever held in the State and the teachers have been very much benefited by the discussion of vital school question. Prominent among the speakers were State Superintendent W. W. Stetson, of Maine; Pres. Arnold Tompkins, of the Chicago Normal School; Prof. Wickliff Rose, Dean of Peabody College, Nashville; Pres. B. C. Caldwell, La., State Normal School; and State Superintendent J. B. Aswell.
The town schools were ordered closed on June 2 and the rural schools on September 2nd, giving each a session of nine school months.
The Auditing Committee reported that they had inspected the Treasurer's books and checked him up to March 31, 1905. The customary quietus was given the Treasurer.
The following bills approved:
Jasper Spell ... $7.50
Jerome Mouton, passing act ... $3.00
L. J. Alleman, stamps ... $3.60
C. Brandt, lumber, ... $3.13
Lacoste Hdw. Co. Ltd. ... Hdw. ... $9.88
Lacoste Hdw. Co. Ltd. ... Hdw. ... $44.17
The Treasurer's report was read as follows:
To the President and members of School Board, Parish Lafayette, La.
Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of the school funds since my last report:
J. E. MARTIN,
Lafayette, La., April 13, 1905.
There being no further business the Board adjourned.
N. P. MOSS, President.
L. J. ALLEMAN, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
Lafayette, La., April 5, 1905.
A regular meeting of the City Council was held this day with Mayor Chas. D. Caffery presiding; members present: A. E. Mouton, D. V. Gardebled, Geo. A. DeBlanc, M. Rosenfield, Jno. Mouton. Absent: H. Fontenot.
the following was offered:
AN ORDINANCE, RELATIVE TO THE RETAIL LIQUOR BUSINESS.
Be it ordained by the City Council of Lafayette, La., that hereafter no license shall be issued to any one to engage in the retail liquor business in said town, unless and until, application be made in writing accompanied by the written consent of not less than two thirds of the residents and property owners within a radius of 200 feet from the place or room in which business is to be conducted.
Be it further ordained that said application shall be made yearly by those continuously engaged in said business as well as by those starting anew.
Be it further ordained, that any license issued in contravention of this ordinance shall be null and void and subject to be revoked by the Council. Carried unanimously.
CHAS. D. CAFFERY, Mayor,
J. P. COLOMB, Asst. Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 4/19/1905.
Sidney J. Veazey has returned from Tennessee where he went to purchase a car load fine horses.
Conductor W. D. Morgan is spending several weeks in San Antonio for the benefit of his health.
Manager Wade of the Cumberland Telephone Company spent from Saturday to Tuesday in Mississippi.
Manager Thomas is expected to re-turn to-morrow to resume management of the Cumberland.
O. B. Hopkins and Chas. Debaillon are back from Vicksburg, where they attended the Retail Lumber Dealers' Association meeting.
The Ladies of the Jewish Aid Society will give a Fair just after Easter.
The town public schools will give an entertainment on the new school lot, corner Main and Jefferson streets, to raise money to pay off some debts owing.
Mispah Lodge, No. 800 L. A. B. of R. T. will give an Easter Monday Ball at the Gordon Hotel.
Through the efforts of Miss LaSame Avery, the teacher in charge, the patrons of the J. C. Broussard School in the first ward have raised $35.00 to furnish the school with patent desks. With an equal amount given by the School Board, they will be able to purchase desks for 40 pupils.
Mouton-Gardner Chapeter, U. D. C. will give an egg rolling on the public school lot corner Jefferson and Main Streets, opposite Doucet's meat market, on Sunday, April 23, 1905 at 3 p. m.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1905.
From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 19th 1902:
It is reported that an effort will be made to place electric fans in residences and business houses, and if a sufficient number can be secured the Electric Light plant will-run during the day to supply the power. If the move succeeds, it will be possible for the ladies to run their sewing machines by electricity, and the power can also be applied to machinery and other things. It is to be hoped that this will be done as it will prove a great convenience in many ways.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1902.
Church Enlargement. - Rev. Father Forge is contemplating enlarging St. John's Catholic church by adding two wings on the sides, thus giving the church the form of a Maltese cross. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1902.
Not Much Harmony.
The Syrian residents of Lafayette seemingly are not dwelling in the bonds of harmony and brotherly love that they should. Several times lately they have been engaged in rows, but nothing serious was the outcome. However, on Monday things took a different turn. About 8 o'clock in the morning one of the Syrians attacked Andrus Ammuny evidently bent on ending his career. Ammuny received an ugly wound in his head by a knife or other instrument. District Attorney Campbell who lives nearby the place where the fight took place hearing cries for help rushed out and went to the assistance of the old man Ammuny. His assailant was in an uncontrollable fit and offered resistance to Mr. Campbell, but that gentleman settled the matter by a knock out blow. He then arrested the Syrian. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1902.
Mr. Oren B. Hopkins of this place and miss Lavina May Jones, of Greenville, Texas, were married Wednesday April 16th, in Kavenaugh Methodist church in Greenville, Texas. Mr. Hopkins is one of Lafayette's leading young business men, and fills the responsible position of manager for the Vordenbaumen Lumber Co. Lt'd. Miss Jones is a lady of many fine traits of character and is a bright ornament of Greenville's most exclusive society. The Advertiser extends its best wishes for their future happiness. Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins will return home by way of Memphis and New Orleans. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1902.
City Council Proceedings.
Lafayette, La., April 7, 1902.
The city council met in regular session, Mayor Chas. D. Caffery, presiding.
Members present: H. Hohorst, F. Demanade, J. O. Mouton, G. A. DeBlanc and F. E. Girard.
Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved.
The Water & Light committee reported that Gustave Masa had been duly notified by registered letter as to the action of the council on the new boiler, at last regular meeting and that he had done nothing to complete same. The committee then had taken work in hand and work was nearly completed, also pipes on Washington street had been laid and were waiting on hydrants to complete the same.
The treasurer's report was accepted as follows:
Moved by J. O. Mouton seconded by G. A. DeBlanc, that all delinquent licenses be placed in the hands of R. W. Elliot attorney at law for collection. Carried.
Moved and seconded that the collector be instructed to collect all delinquent taxes according to law. Carried.
The following bills were approved.
Moved by F. Demanade, seconded by A. E. Mouton, that $360.00 he appropriated to run the public schools of this town for one month longer than the public school funds will allow and that be paid into the treasury of the board. Carried.
Moved and seconded that the action of the fire department in electing Mr. F. V. Mouton as chief be approved and said selection is hereby ratified. Carried.
There being no further business council adjourned.
C. D. CAFFERY, Mayor.
LOUIS LACOSTE, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1902.
Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 4/19/1902.
On Tuesday, April 22nd., a billiard tournament will take place at the Century Club.
The People's Cotton Oil Mill will add a new engine and boiler to their plant to meet the requirements of their increasing business.
Mr. Edmond Mouton informed us that he will add a round lap bale press of "American" make to his cotton gin.
The Corn Market is now a fixture of Lafayette. Mr. McMillan will remain here permanently and proposes to buy all the corn that may be raised in Lafayette parish that the farmers will bring him paying the highest market price.
Fifty cases of Paul Jones Pure Rye whiskey just received at the Two Brothers saloon. Try it and you will find it one of the best on the market.
The Cumberland Telephone office will be removed to the second floor of the Lacoste building.
The May festival to be held under the auspices of the Episcopal guild Friday, May 2nd, promises to be an interesting affair. A lot of children are being drilled for the May pole dance, and good music and other entertaining features will be provided for the occasion.
Rev. Father Forge is contemplating enlarging St. John's Catholic church by adding two wings on the sides, thus giving the church the form of a Maltese cross.
Mr. Baxter Clegg left last week for Memphis where he has accepted a position as traveling salesman.
Mrs. John O. Mouton kindly complimented the Advertiser office with a bunch of beautiful roses, for which we offer many thanks.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1902.
From the Lafayette Gazette of April 19th, 1902:
FIRST CLASS BRICK-PLANT FOR LAFAYETTE.
To Be Completed in About 60 Days.
The Lafayette Brick and Tile Manufacturing Company has closed a contract with the Atlanta Brick Machine Company for a first-class plant to be built at once. The daily capacity of the plant is to be 30,000 bricks. It is guaranteed to do good work and turn out a finished and durable brick. The contract calls for the very best machinery, it being the intention of the company to be in a position to supply the demand of this and adjacent towns and to successfully compete with the other brick factories in this section of the State. For several days the company negotiated with a number of firms with the view of securing the best appliances used in brick-making, and it is only after considering the merits of the several propositions that it decided to close with Mr. Frank H. Reed, representing the Atlanta company.
The plant will be completed in about sixty days and Lafayette what it has long needed - an up-to-date brick yard.
Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
Street Lighting. - Engineer Melchert, of the town's water and light plant, informs The Gazette that he hopes to be able to use the arc lights to-night. The wiring of the armature has been quite a job and it was only by hard and incessant work that Mr. Fleming, the armature-winder, succeeded in getting through with it this week. Fortunately one of the armatures was not broken and the service to subscribers was not interfered with by the accident. Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
MR. MARTIN IS AFTER OIL.
Mr. Robert Martin Comes Here to Meet the Heywoods.
Mr. Robert Martin, of St. Martinville, was one of the pioneer oil men in this section and is one of the last to throw up the sponge. He still has faith in the precious fluid and has by no means given up the fight. He was in Lafayette last Wednesday, accompanied by his brother, Dr. Joseph Martin, for the purpose of meeting Scott and Alba Heywood, the intention being to have these two well-known oil men visit Bayou Bouillon in St. Martin parish where the oil indications are said to be very good. We understand the Messrs. Martin and Heywood left here for that point by way of Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville. It is not at all unlikely that the visit of the Heywood brothers to the Bayou Bouillon district will result in extensive operations there in the near future. These energetic oil men have been among the most successful in developing Beaumont and Jennings field and their trip to Bayou Bouillon may be very significant. Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
Released on Bail. - Aymar Broussard and Willis Boudreaux, two of the negro boys charged with burglary, made application for bail through Attorney O. C. Mouton. Judge Debaillon fixed the bail at $500 and the boys were released from custody, awaiting the action of the grand jury. Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
Trahan & Doucet Addition. - A few days ago Messrs. J. E. Trahan and Leo Doucet filed in the clerk's office a plat of what will be known as the Trahan & Doucet addition. It comprises some fifteen acres of land situated between the railroad track and Dr. Guidry's home and is divided into ninety lots, each having a front of fifty feet. Last Tuesday eighteen lots had been sold and many inquiries were made by prospective buyers. The new addition is conveniently located, being near the refinery and only a short distance from the railroad company's round-house. So far the purchasers are white people with but two exceptions. Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
Open Air Concerts.
Dr. F. E. Girard and F. V. Mouton, who were appointed by the Sontag Military Band to fit up Parkerson's grove for the open-air concerts this summer, have been at work this week making all necessary arrangements for an early beginning of the evening entertainments. A stand will be built for the band and enough seats will be put up to accommodate a pretty large audience. The place is to be illuminated by electricity, arrangements having been made with the town to furnish the lights.
It is the intention of the band to sell ice cream, lemonade and soda water. A permit will be given to some reliable to sell these refreshments.
These entertainments will doubtless prove to be very popular. We have no doubt that they will greatly patronized by the town and vicinity. They will begin on or about May 15th of May.
Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
Prof. Fortier Lectures To-night In the Auditorium - Boys Practicing Their Field-day Sports.
Prof. Alcee Fortier, of Tulane University, will deliver an address at the Industrial Institute this evening at 8 o'clock. The subject of the address will be "Parish in 1900." A large and appreciative audience will be out on that occasion, as in intellectual treat is in store for them. During his brief stay here Prof. Fortier will be the guest of Mr. Felix Demanade, who is an old schoolmate of his. This address will be about the last one of the lyceum course during the regular months. During the session of the Summer Normal and Chautauqua here, in June, we are promised many fine attractions of a like nature.
The boys are practicing daily their field-day sports for a great athletic contest some time in the month of May, when medals will be given them; one of the boy performing the best all-'round athletic feats; the other to the most successful contestant in some single feat. Enthusiasm is now running high, and the boys are determined to give the public an exhibition that will be worth the price of admission to see.
The girls are also enjoying outdoor athletic sports, having recently commenced basket ball and tennis. They will be prepared soon to challenge the girls from neighboring schools.
The Institute, the past week, has had several visitors. Among them were Miss Ida Stephens, sister of Dr. Stephens, and Mr. Geo. W. Stephens, his brother, both from Natchitoches.
Supt. Alleman is busily engaged examining a number of teachers for the public schools in the library of the Institute. This is the semi-annual examination for teachers prescribed by the State superintendent of public education, for those who want certificates to teach, and for those whose certificates have expired by limitation.
Dr. Stephens made several trips to the surrounding parishes the past week to get them interested in the Summer Normal and Chautauqua to be here in June. He was received favorably by the School Boards of St. Landry and Vermilion, and was successful in his mission before them, obtaining their agreement to pay the expenses of their teachers while attending the Summer Schools. He was assured by prominent members of the Iberia School Board that the parish would also send teachers.
It is announced that Prof. Fortier will deliver an address in French to-morrow, at 9 a. m., at Scott, in the interest of public education. It is expected that all our French-speaking population will be present. Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
Knocked Out by the Trust.
The sudden rise in the price of beef, due to the manipulations of the trust, has compelled Adam Otto, a local meat dealer to go out of business. The high figures at which the meat was sold to him made it impossible for him to retail it to his customers.
The baneful effects of a trust like the beef combine are felt everywhere in the United States. The tentacles of the commercial monster reach every nook and corner of the union, and its victims are to be found in the little towns as well as in the large cities. Under present trust methods every retail merchant is a sort of distributing agent for the big combines and is absolutely at their mercy. He must sell the trust-made goods, trust-packed, and at prices fixed by the trust which is always careful to allow the retailer the smallest profit possible.
What the beef trust is now doing has been done by other trusts for a long time, but owing to the indispensable character of meat as an every day necessity on the table of the working man the action of the beef trust has caused great indignation throughout the whole country, particularly in the Eastern cities. Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
LAFAYETTE IS PROGRESSIVE.
"The effect of the movement to establish an industrial college at Lafayette has been to stimulate public sentiment all along the lines of progress. It was the first step in the right direction. Had the State cold-bloodedly provided this college in its entirety or had some philanthropist made a great donation, by which all local self-help became unnecessary, the industrial school movement would have had no such effect as it has had.
"The contest for the domicile of this college was spirited. Lafayette won out, not alone by its needs or its natural advantages, but by arousing public sentiment and stimulating the public mind to the necessity of giving and doing for the public good. The seeds planted have sprung up and brought forth good fruit. Lafayette helped itself to secure the Industrial, and it has gone on helping itself in schools, light, water and general public improvements. It was only last week that the taxpayers of that town voted on a proposal to tax themselves for a new school house, and for improved water and light service. There was a spirited campaign. Among the features of the "new school building" movement was a grand rally of the pupils of the town on Thursday before the election. There was a street parade of all the school children in Lafayette, followed by a mass-meeting in the public square and addresses by prominent citizens. The spirit which secured the Industrial prize won out again, and Lafayette is to have still another school building and more and better light and water.
"Pretty soon they will be referring to that section as the Athens of Louisiana, rather than as the poetic and entrancing region where sweet Evangeline wandered and was lost." -- Baton Rouge Advocate
In behalf of the town The Gazette thanks Col. Jones for his encouraging words. The victory recently won by the friends of progress will be of in calculable benefit to this community. Defeat of the proposition to have a new school house and improved water and light facilities would have been a severe blow to the town, the ill-effects of which would have been almost impossible to overcome.
The result of the last election shows that the people of this town have learned the principle of self-help. It demonstrates that the spirit of the "knocker" no longer prevails here, that while the unprogressive citizen may still have his say, he is in a minority and his power for harm is minimized. Shreveport, Lake Charles, Crowley, Alexandria and all the other towns that have shown a desire to travel out of the old ruts have forged to the front applying the principle of self-help to their needs as municipalities.
When Lafayette levied a special tax for a State institution it gave to the world a shining example of civic virtue. It was an act worthy of a most patriotic community, and the other day when it voted $24,000 to provide the school children of the town with adequate buildings and grounds it announced its determination to carry on the war against illiteracy until the victory is complete.
With an excellent State Industrial Institute, good public schools, a modern water and light plant owned by the town, Lafayette feels that it now has something to offer as an inducement to home-seekers. Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
Temporary Quarters. - Mr. T. M. Biossat and family are temporarily quartered in the upper story of the Bank of Lafayette. They will occupy these apartments while the carpenters are at work, making extensive additions to Mr. Biossat's home. Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
Cade Impressed. - Mr. Overton Cade was in Lafayette Thursday. Mr. Cade was a member of the legislative committee appointed to visit the various State institutions. The committee completed its labors a few days ago, after visiting the different colleges and charitable institutions in the State. Mr. Cade stated to The Gazette that the committee was very favorably impressed with the condition of affairs at the Southwestern Industrial Institute, the marked progress made in the various departments during the short time of the school's existence attesting the efficiency and painstaking efforts of the faculty. Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
Bought Plantation. - Sheriff Broussard and H. M. Durke, who bought the Remick plantation some days ago, have just closed a contract for new gin-stands and a round bale press which will be run on their place next season. The Remick place is situated on Vermilion bayou and in the center of a rich cotton section. Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
New Orleans Minstrel Company. - The New Orleans Minstrel Company, assisted by the town boys, will give a performance at Falk's hall next Tuesday night. After the performance there will be a ball, for which music will be furnished by the company's string band. The program which has been announced contains many numbers, which can not but prove highly interesting. Songs, musical selections and dancing will be among the features of the show. An admission fee of 35 and 50 cents will be charged to grown persons and 15 cents to children. Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
In the 8th Ward - Meeting to be Held To-day.
Mr. John Whittington, of the eighth ward, was in town Wednesday. Mr. Whittington stated that he and other citizens of the ward had joined Supt. Alleman in an effort to hold a kind of educational revival in that section of the parish. For some reason or other people who patronize the Whittington school are not taking much interest in educational matters, and in many instances do not show any desire to educate their children, as is shown by the small attendance at the local school. With a view of dispelling this lamentable indifference to education which is making itself felt in that community, a big meeting will be held to-day in Whittington's woods. As an inducement to the people to be present barbecued meat, lemonade and other delicacies will be served to the crowd. Judge Julian Mouton, who was intimately connected with the management of the public schools for a number of years, has accepted an invitation to address the people on the very important question which is to be bring them together. Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
Fresh Outbreak in Syria. - It seems that a week cannot pass without a fresh outbreak of hostilities among the Syrians living in this town. There appears to be two warlike clans of Syrians and the courts are kept busy settling their difficulties. Within the past few months the district, justice's and mayor's courts were called upon to try a number of cases arising from their broils. These people ought to be more peaceable. They are becoming entirely too quarrelsome. Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
Honored With a Euchre. - Miss Mary Littell, who is now a resident of Opelousas, spent the week with her many friends in Lafayette. Wednesday evening a progressive euchre was given in her honor at the home of Mr. T. N. Blake. This was Miss Littell's first visit to Lafayette since her departure last October and her friends regretted that her stay was limited to one week, her duties as manager of the Western Union at Opelousas making it impossible for her to remain here a longer time.
Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
Selected News Notes (Gazette) 4/19/1902.
Mr. W. A. Mair, national organizer of the Catholic Knights of America, was in Lafayette this week.
Dr. Fred Mayer is attending the annual meeting of the Louisiana Agricultural Society which is being held at Clinton. Dr. Mayer has just returned from a visit to the Charleston Exposition where he had gone in company with Prof. Stubbs and others interested in this State's exhibits at the fair.
While in Lafayette Prof. Alcee Fortier will be the guest of Mr. Felix Demanade. The professor and Mr. Demanade were schoolmates, having attended the same school in the city of New Orleans.
A glass front and other improvements to the Chargois building near the Masonic hall.
Cards are out announcing the marriage of Mr. James Alpha and Miss Cecile Doucet, at St. John's church in Lafayette, Thursday afternoon, April 24.
Regular services will be conducted at the Episcopal church to-morrow evening, at half past four o'clock. There will be a business meeting and election of vestry after the services.
Mr. Edmond Mouton has contracted for an American round-bale press to be put in his ginnery at Mouton's switch. Mr. Mouton will have both the round and square presses and the farmer will have his choice.
Mr. John Vigneaux returned from New Orleans Thursday afternoon. Mr. Vigneaux spent several days at Hotel Dieu in that city, where he had gone for the purpose of receiving medical treatment. His many friends will be pleased to learn that he has returned home greatly benefited in health.
Capt. Lucas, the man who discovered the first Beaumont gusher, passed through Lafayette Tuesday on his way to New Orleans.
Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.
From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 19th, 1893:
JAIL BREAKERS CAPTURED.
During the storm, last Saturday, three prisoners confined in the prison at Lake Charles made their escape--one white and two negroes. The white man was being held for extradition papers, being wanted in Houston, Texas, for safe breaking ; one of the negroes was under sentence of death for rape and the other was awaiting trial for robbery. The news of their escape was telegraphed up and down the road, and train crews notified to keep a watch for them. One night No. 21 pulled into Crowley, on top found an old man and asked "Where did you come from?" In answer he received the reply from "out of the box car. I came out as a white man and two negroes were in the box car and didn't want to be mixed up with such a crowd. The brakeman at once notified Conductor Vosburg who had charge of the train, and when the train pulled into Crowley the train crew went to the car to capture the trio, but just before they reached it the three men jumped out and the two negroes made their escape, the crew capturing only the white man. Conductor Vosberg locked the man in a car and telegraphed to Judge Bowen that he had him and to be prepared to receive him. When the train came in he was turned over to Judge Bowen and Marshal Veazey, who locked him up in the parish jail, and notified the Lake Charles authorities. When the train crew attempted to arrest him and he fought like a tiger, it taking the united efforts of the crew to subdue him. Sheriff Broussard was notified of the capture of the white man and escape of the negroes, and immediately took the necessary steps to have the negroes caught if they came to Lafayette. Monday, two strange negroes showed up and were captured by Messrs. Henry Church and Chas. Olivier, and turned over to Sheriff Broussard, who telegraphed the authorities at Lake Charles to come and get their men. In answer to the telegram, deputy sheriff M. O. Andrus came here Monday, identified the three men and took them back to Lake Charles on the night passenger the same evening. Those who effected the capture deserve great praise and sheriff Broussard informs us that if there was a reward offered it will be given to the gentlemen who were instrumental in making the arrest, as he makes no claim to it. Very few criminals escape being captured if they show up in Lafayette, owing to the vigilance of our police force who are always seconded in their efforts by the railroad employes.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1893.
The Teche and Vermilion Telephone Line Will be in Operation Next Week.
The poles for the telephone line between Lafayette and Breaux Bridge are all in position and the work of stringing wire has commenced and will be completed in a few days.
By (unreadable words) will be in working order, and the central office, which will be located in the ADVERTISER building, will be open for business. The completion of the line to Lafayette will give us telephone, communication with New Iberia, Breaux Bridge, St. Martins, Loreauville, Arnaudville, Abbeville, Jeanerette, Olivier, Sunset, Opelousas, Washington, St. John's plantation, Huron plantation, Grand Coteau and Frozard (plantation), and will prove of great value to our citizens and help very materially in the upbuilding of our city.
The credit of securing this line belongs entirely to the ADVERTISER, although we had no tow-line hitched to it. The line would not have been built except by the granting of the $250 bonus asked, which the ADVERTISER opposed, but when the ADVERTISER secured the services of Mr. H. R. Van der Cruyssen, the company agreed to build the line WITHOUT THE BONUS and to this paper, therefore belongs the credit of securing this modern convenience without a cent of cost to the community. A room will be fitted up in the ADVERTISER building for a telephone office; and this will give the paper a great advantage in securing late news from the surrounding country.
We believe that if a proper effort is made the company can be induced to continue the line to Broussardville and Royville and our Business Men's Association should take this matter up, and if necessary give a reasonable bonus to the company to build the line to those points. It would be most convenient and we believe would increase our trade materially from those places.
Mr. H. A. Van der Cruysen will be in charge of the company's business at this place, and as he has cast his hat in with ours we believe he will use his influence with the company, to induce them to build the line to Broussardville and Royville for as small a bonus as possible under existing circumstances.
We are satisfied that after a few months use of the telephone our people will wonder how they ever did without it for so long. As soon as the line is in working order a general invitation will be extended to our citizens to come to the office and try the line, and that day will mark a new mile post in the advance and progress of our city. Lafayette is not on a boom but is advancing rapidly, being pushed forward by her great natural advantages.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1893.
LOSES ALL HIS MONEY.
Monday the train from Opelousas arrived in Lafayette with a young man, 21 years of age, by the name of D. Creswell, at the depot who was on his way to Mermentau. While waiting for the train a man came up to him and introduced himself as Mr. Smith, who asked him where he was going. He replied that he was going to Mermentau to look for work. The man Smith then told him there was a young doctor from Mermentau, a friend of his in town, and we introduce him, as the doctor could probably assist him in securing work, and invited him to go to McDaniel's saloon where the Doctor was. To this Cresswell foolishly agreed. Upon arriving at the saloon, they went into a back room where a game of poker was in progress, and the young man was induced to take a hand, and was done out of $12.50 all the money he had with him. After he lost his money the man Smith, kindly gave him $1.05 to pay the fare to his destination.
He then left the saloon and Marshal Bradley seeing him in company with Smith, who has been under police surveillance for some time, spoke to him and warned him not have nothing to do with him if he did not want to be robbed. He said it is too late, he has already "done me up" and explained the modus operandi to Marshal Bradley. Marshall Bradley immediately arrested Smith and took him to Mayor Campbell, who released him on bond to appear yesterday for trial. The trial came off at 10 o'clock yesterday and several witnessed testified in favor or Smith, but the mayor wisely decided that he was guilty and ordered him to leave town by the first train.
Many complaints have been made during the past few weeks about this man Smith and his gang, and it was high time that our authorities took action.
While we have no sympathy for this man, ordinarily, who plays poker and loses his money, yet this was clearly a case of bunco work, and as such things have been very frequent of late, it was time to put a stop to it.
We do not know the law sufficiently well to decide whether the whole gang could be ordered to leave the town or not, but it seems to us that is clearly the duty of those in authority to break up this gang, who have plied their nefarious games so openly of late, and rid the town of such nuisance that is a disgrace to our city, and which gives it a very bad name abroad. We trust that some action will be taken to free the town and protect strangers from this class of gentry. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1893.
Dr. Girard. - Dr. Felix Girard, left last Sunday for New Orleans where he enters the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital. It is his intention to make a specialty of treating the diseases of those organs and we trust he will meet with success in his future life. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1893.
The Young Doctor From Mermentau. - A very pleasant gathering of young people occurred at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. A. Gladu on last Saturday night, in honor of the 21st birthday of their son Dr. Gaston Gladu, who had returned from Mermentau, where he is practicing his profession for the occasion. The evening was most thoroughly enjoyed by all, and the time passed rapidly playing cards and listening to sweet music. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1893.
Baby Ruth Doll. - "Baby Ruth" the beautiful doll on exhibition at Moss Bros. & Co., which will be raffled at the close of the entertainment to-morrow night was donated by one of our public-spirited ladies, who is interested in the success of the high school. Buy a chance, 25 cents.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1893.
The Little Diamonds. - We had the pleasure of witnessing a rehearsal of the Little Diamonds this week and can assure our readers that they will be given a real treat by the little ones. To-morrow night at Falk's Opera House. Don't fail to go. Laf. Advertiser 4/19/1893.
For the High School. - The ladies of our city who are interested in the high school have decided to give dramatic performance instead of an operetta, it being deemed best to postpone the operetta until some future time. The drama that has been entitled "Border Land," and was played by the amateurs in New Iberia, last Friday night, and scored a great success. Rehearsals will commence at once and the play will probably be given in the middle of May. In addition to the play, will be given either tableaux or a farce, to close with a social hop under the auspices of the ladies, and it will no doubt prove a great success. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1893.
Regret Her Departure. - Miss Adelaide Lovinskjold, of Corpus Christi, Texas, who has been spending several months in our city, the guest of Miss Jennie Torian left last Monday night on the 10:55 train for her home. She was accompanied to the depot by a number of her young friends who had learned to appreciate her highly, and it was with feelings of deep regret that they witnessed her departure. We hope that the day will not be far distant when she will again visit our city. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1893.
Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 4/19/1893.
The weather after the rain last Saturday was quite cool for a few days, fire feeling comfortable.
The Foreman murder case has been occupying the time of the Court this week, returning a verdict of manslaughter, with a recommendation to the Court for mercy.
The Little Diamonds will hoist their big flag over Falk's Opera Hall to-morrow. Watch for it, and read its moral.
The races last Sunday were attended by quite a large number of people, and were well worth seeing, we are informed.
King's Dramatic Co. visited Lafayette and presented the laughable comedy "My Mother-in-Law; they returned Sunday and gave "Little Lord Fontleroy" to an appreciative audience.
Politics are growing warm, and in the language of the philosopher of the Rockies, the "lion roareth and the whang doodle mourneth" in the valley of the Attakapas.
If our city dads don't look out, they will have our ditches so deep that a man will endanger his life by going near the bank of one; he might grow dizzy looking down into the awful depths "don't cher know."
S. Goerglades will serve ice cream, sherbets, lemonades, milk shakes etc. on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sunday. Go and see him when you want something in this line. He also keeps fine candies.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1893.
From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 19th, 1890:
PARISH DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
Lafayette La., April 12th, 1890.
Pursuant to a call from the Chairman, the Committee met this day at the court house with the following members present: Messrs. O. Cade, J. O. Broussard, W. B. Torian, Dr. F. C. Latiolais, Alex Delhomme, C. C. Brown, proxy, A. C. Guilbeau and M. L. Lyons, proxy.
In the absence of the Chairman the Secretary called the meeting to order, and on motion duly made Mr. J. C. Broussard was elected temporary chairman.
Mr. Cade stated, for the information of members, that he had consulted with the chairman and several members of the Vermilion Executive Committee, who expressed themselves unanimously in favor of holding primaries to select a party nominee for the judicial election in the 25th District, to be held May the 27th.
Resolved, That a primary election, to be held May 10th prox., between the hours of 8 a. m. and 6 p. m., be and is hereby ordered for the purpose of nominating a suitable candidate for the office of Judge of the 25th Judicial District.
Resolved, further, That only white Democrats be entitled to participate in the said primary election, due returns of which shall be made to the Chairman and Secretary of the Committee.
It is further resolved, That the Chairman and Secretary are hereby constituted a board from Vermilion, in completing the results of the said primary election, and to promulgate official notification of the Democratic candidate chosen; the board to meet May 15th to compile the parochial returns.
On motion of Dr. Latiolais it was Resolved, That the member from each Ward appoint three commissioners each for the various polling precincts.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1890.
Lafayette, La., April 16th, 1890.
Mr. Editor: I hear that our Executive Committee has ordered primaries. This seems rather summary and odd to an old Democrat; but in the interest of harmony, organization and discipline there will doubtless be little opposition heard from. There seems but one candidate to fill the vacancy in the office of District Judge, and he is known to be a young man of good moral character, and has kept aloof from illegal and other organizations which have had an existence in this parish, he will doubtless assume the ermine of his office unbiased, and will, as he says, do his duty. No one should expect him to do less, and all good citizens should assist him in every possible manner to uphold the dignity to the high office. Let it be known that we have a judge who has the courage of proper convictions, and lawlessness will be a thing of the past in our beautiful paradise. Yours for
LAW AND ORDER.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1890.
Improvements. - Improvements are still going on East of the railroad in McComb addition. A very neat cottage is being erected on the corner West of Henry Church's residence. We understand that it is the property of Mary Sonnier, a colored woman, at present residing in New Orleans.
Laf. Advertiser 4/19/1890.
Rigues Hotel Remodeling. - Mrs. M. F. Rigues has found it necessary to enlarge still further the accommodations of her well known and popular hotel on Lincoln avenue, and is erecting a handsome and commodious room onto the West end. The work is rapidly progressing under the skillful supervision of Mr. Fred Mouton. Laf. Advertiser 4/19/1890.
Steamer on Vermilion. - The steamer "Mary Rose" was busily engaged during the week clearing out obstructions in Bayou Vermilion between Abbeville and Pin Hook. The chances are that next week we will have a boat making regular trips between the above named ports.
Lafayette Advertiser's 4/19/1890.
To Benefit Building of Plank Walks. - We would suggest that it would be a very public spirited and timely action on the part of the young people who entertained our people a short time ago with "The Tramp's Adventure" to give, at as early a date as convenient, a similar performance in aid of an extension of the plank walk to the post office. We are sure their efforts in such a cause would be highly appreciated, and they would meet with success. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1890.
To Take West Point Exams. - We understand that our spirit and energetic young friend, James A. Moss, now a student at the Louisiana State Military Institute, Baton Rouge, will be a in the examination for admission into the U. S. Naval Academy at West Point, to be held at New Iberia on April 23rd. Laf. Advertiser 4/19/1890.
Mirth and Festivity.
Monday night the hospitable residence of Mr. Richard Coffey was a scene of mirth and festivity. In honor of the anniversary of his birthday Richard's estimable and affectionate wife had arranged the agreeable surprise of a birthday party, and a large concourse of our belles and beaus had gathered there to offer their congratulations. Everything had been perfectly planned to afford her guests the height of enjoyment, and Mrs. Coffey had called to her assistance as hostesses here graceful and accomplished cousins Misses Alix and Louise Judice. Under such auspices it is needless to say that the evening was spent most delightfully, and will long be remembered by the participants of one of the most heartily enjoyable social events of the season. Right here we will speak a word of caution to Mr. Richard. Because he is a handsome fellow, and happened to be the lion of the occasion, was no justification for his cutting out some of the young beaus, thereby causing jealousy and heartburnings. Happily Mrs. C. was busily engaged in hospitable duties, or else -------. Among the guests were Misses Martha Mouton, Stella and Haydice Trahan, Minnie Bailey, Mimie Cornay, Nella Bailey, Zerelda Bailey, Mrs. Franklin. And Messrs. J. J. Davis, H. Jagon, G. Merchant, L. W. Merchant, T. Graham, R. Palmer, Geo. B. Petty, E. W. Cayard, B. Royster, Fd. Cayard, L. Nevue, J. Comeau, Alf. Mouton, Ned Mouton, F. Girard, F. Cornay. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Mayfield. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1890.
Crescent Baseball Club.
The Crescent B. B. Club has reorganized for the season of 1890, and are now ready to play any club in this or adjoining parishes, for the sport to be derived from the game, or, to make it still more interesting, for a small stake. The Crescents played their first game of the season Sunday, having for opponents the Camellias, of this place. Score - Camellia 11, Crescents 17. In justice to the Camellias we must state that they did not have out their full nine, three of their best men being absent. The Camellias have developed nine of young players, and is fast becoming "a tough one to handle." Now that we have two good clubs in town, why not have a series of games between them for the Championship of Lafayette? These games would afford our citizens amusement and pleasure, besides being the very best practice for the boy; so that (when the projected Park is finished this summer) both clubs will be in condition to guarantee such a game as would be a drawing card for the park. Of course the park will have as one of its attractions a symmetrical ball ground, and will reserve the right to exercise police regulation upon the same; consequently, things will be carried on quietly and orderly, and baseball may become deservedly popular here. Manager Bowen, of the Crescents, has expressed a desire for such a contest, and we trust the manager of the Camellias will respond favorably for a match series. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1890.
Lafayette Race Course.
Tuesday, April 15th, at 3 o'clock p.m., pursuant to call, a temporary meeting was held in the office of Crow Girard, Esq. Gerassin Doucet was called to preside, and C. D. Caffery was chosen as secretary. It was agreed that before going into a permanent organization a committee of five be appointed to secure proper grounds for the race course situated to the best advantage, and ordered to report at next meeting, which was fixed for Saturday (to-day), at the Court House, at 3 o'clock p. m.
COMMITTEE - Theodule Hebert, Ernest Constantin, Isaac A. Broussard, Crow Girard and Gerassin Doucet.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1890.
Police Jury Proceedings.
Lafayette, La. April 7th, 1890.
The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: C. P. Alpha, J. G. St. Julien, C. C. Brown, A. A. Delhomme Ford Huffpaur, R. C. Landry and O. Theriot.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
On motion of Mr. St. Julien the donation for a public road by the citizens of the 2d ward was accepted, and the same ordered filed with the donations of Messrs. C. Trahan and Aime Landry.
The following report was submitted:
Lafayette, La., April 5th, 1890.
To the Hon. Police Jury: Agreeable to your instructions, I have called upon the City Council of Lafayette and collected from them the amount due the Parish for inquest fees in the care of Daniel Deserent, suicide. Herewith find appended Treasurer's receipt for the same in the sum of $20.25.
Respectfully, R. C. GREIG.
The report was accepted with thanks. The Treasurer submitted his monthly statement as follows:
To the President and member of the Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette.
Gentlemen: - The following is a statement of the receipts and disbursements of parish funds since last report.
March 3,1890, To balance on hand, per statement.....$3,672.68.
March 15, 1890, Cash of tax collector on licenses.....$395.00.
March 15, 1890, Cash of tax collector on taxes.....$212.14.
April 12, 1890, Cash of R. C. Greig, returned by corporation on inquest, $20.25.
TOTAL - $4300.07.
March 3rd to April 1st, By amount paid on approved orders.....$1,879.32.
March 3rd to April 1st, By amount paid on juror and witness certificates.....$655.60.
March 15th, By tax collect 5 per cent, commission on $395, licenses.....$19.75.
March 15th, By tax collector 5 per cent, commission on $212.14, taxes.....$10.60.
April 5th, By school funds, polls collected by clerk.....$152.00.
TOTAL - $2,717.27.
To balance on hand, $1,582.80
WM CLEGG, Parish Treasurer.
The committee appointed to trace a road in the 1st Ward made the following report:
STATE OF LOUISIANA,
PARISH OF LAFAYETTE.
To the Hon. Police Jury: We, the undersigned jury of freeholders appointed to trace and lay off a public road in the First Ward of said parish, and to assess whatever damages may be sustained by the parties through whose land said road may pass, have traced and laid off said road, as more fully explained by plan hereto annexed. The following parties donate the road along their respective lands. Adolphe Dugat, Mrs. A. Martin, John Solarie, Alex. Duverge, Gerac Bros. Francois Booth, Mrs. O. C. Mouton, J. O. LeBlanc, Jean A. Begnaud, Martial Broussard, Mrs. Eugenic Boudreaux, Antoine Hebert. The following parties refuse to donate, and we have assessed damages as follows: Valsin Andrus, $13.00; Damouville Doucet, $6.00; Misses Boudreaux, $9.00; Adam Bourgeois, $10.00; Dominique Cayret, $10.00; Alex. Delhomme, $7.00; Alex. Duverges, $3.00; S. P. Alford, $3.00.
Having concluded the work, wee hereby submit our report to your Hon. Body.
(Signed) JNO. BILLAUD, ADAM BOURGEOIS, JNO. A. BEGNAUD, A. D. MARTIN, HONORE BEGNAUD, EUGENE LEBLANC.
On motion of Mr. St. Julien the report was accepted, the road declared a public highway, and the papers ordered filed.
The following, by Mr. Brown, was adopted:
Resolved, That the sum of $183, of as much thereof as will be necessary for the building of a public school house for white children of the 7th Ward, be and the same is hereby appropriated, subject to the direction of Hon. R. C. Landry. The President is authorized to issue warrant for the above amount on order of the member from said ward.
A petition from Mr. Jasper Spell, member of School Board from 2d Ward, asking for an appropriation to be used in constructing a public school was read, and on motion of Mr. Huffpauir the sum of $183 was appropriated for the building of a schoolhouse in the 2d Ward, under identical conditions as imposed in the 7th Ward school.
On motion of Mr. Brown the following was adopted:
Resolved: That a jury of freeholders be appointed to trace and lay off public roads in the 6th Ward as follows: Starting from the old Opelousas public Starting from the old Opelousas public road to Potier's Crossing on Coulee de I'lle; from Opelousas road at Anatole Breaux's, to connect with the public road of 1st Ward leading to Scott; and from Cormier's to the Scott road of the First Ward.
The following jury was appointed to trace said road: Onezime P. Breaux, Jas. Potier, R. W. Elliot, Onezime H. Breaux, Adolp Guilbeau and Fernand Broussard.
The following by Mr. St. Julien, was adopted:
Be it Resolved, That the Registrar is hereby requested to furnish a new set of poll books for use at the May election of 1890.
On motion, duly made, Messrs. J. G. St. Julien, O. Theriot and A. A. Delhomme were appointed to examine the Treasurer's books, accounts, etc., and cancel his vouchers.
By motion, duly made, the sum of $25.00 each, was appointed to Lucie Martin and ________ Sonnier, indigents.
Mr. St. Julien moved that a committee be appointed to confer with a like committee from Vermilion in regard to the new bridge at Olidon Broussard's Ferry. Carried. The President appointe on this committee Mr. J. G. St. Julien.
The committee appointed to examine the Treasurer's office made the following report:
Lafayette, La., April 7th, 1890.
To the Hon. Police Jury"
Gentlemen. - We the undersigned committee appointed this day, to examine the accounts, books, etc., of the Parish Treasurer, would respectfully report that we have performed the duty assigned us and have found the same correct in every particular, showing a cash balance in favor of the parish of $1,582.68.
(Signed) J. G. ST. JULIEN, FORD HUFFPAUIR, O. THERIOT.
On motion of Mr. Huffpauir, the account of I. A. Broussard, sheriff, for $888.40 was approved for the sum of (unreadable), this latter amount being accepted by the sheriff as satisfactory.
The account of Clerk A. M. Martin for $25.00, for taking depositions in criminal cases was approved for $15.00, and accepted by him as satisfactory.
The following accounts were laid over:
A. Gladu, expert testimony.....$20.00.
Leon Plonsky, sundries.....$12.90.
A. Koenig, Justice fees.....$11.70.
The following accounts were approved:
B. Falk, one desk.....$10.00
Z. Doucet, nails.....$1.75.
M. T. Martin, interpreter at court.....$80.00.
C. P. Alpha, repairs on jail.....$5.90.
A. M. Martin, clerk's fees.....$17.25
R. C. Smedes, conviction fees, etc.....$95.00.
D. A. Cochrane, recording bond.....$1.50.
R. C. Greig, secretary's salary.....$25.00.
A. Gladu, coroner's fees.....$36.00.
N. Breaux, A. A. Labbe, Eloi Mathieu, E. Bernard, Clet Leblanc, coroner's jurors, each.....$2.30.
J. G. Gardemal, jailer's fees.....$109.60.
O. Theriot, hauling lumber, etc.....$10.00.
Ed. Pellerin, E. Bonin, E. L. Estorge, A. M. Martin, J. S. Whittington, Jr., jury commissioners, each.....$10.00.
P. A. Martin, Justice fees.....$4.10.
E. L. Estilette, Justice fees.....$2.03.
I. Falk, Justice Fees.....$22.45.
I. Falk, Justice Fees.....$7.87.
H. E. Toll, Justice Fees.....$4.31.
Alcee Broussard, constable fees.....$4.40.
L. Hirsch, constable fees.....$23.00.
L. Hirsch, constable fees.....$15.65.
J. R. Hoffpauir, constable fees.....$8.95.
Geo. Malagarie, constable fees.....$10.05.
C. H. Bradley, constable fees.....$11.30.
P. A. Martin, drawing road act.....$10.00.
Gabriel Gardemal, sheriff fees.....$4.20.
I. A. Broussard, sheriff fees.....$402.50.
I. A. Broussard, sheriff fees, $200.00.
There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
C. P. ALPHA, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1890.
CANNING COMPANY FAILURE.
STATE OF LA.
PARISH OF LAF.
Leo Doucet vs. The Lafayette Canning Co., District Court, Parish of Lafayette.
Lafayette No. _____.
By virtue of a writ of fi. fa. issued from the Hon. 25th Judicial District Court, in and for the parish of Lafayette, State of Louisiana, and to me directed, I will offer for sale at public auction to the last highest bidder, at the front door of the Court House, in the town of Lafayette, on Saturday the 19th day of April, 1890, between the hours of 10 o'clock a. m. and 4 o'clock p. m., the following described property, belonging to the above named defendant, to wit:
Four certain lots of ground together with all and singular the improvement, machinery and buildings thereto attached and belonging, situated in the town of Lafayette, Parish of Lafayette, La., in that portion known as the McComb addition, and according to plat and survey made thereof and recorded in this parish, - numbered as lots Eleven (11), Twelve (12), Thirteen (13) and Fourteen (14), Square No. Twenty-four (24).
Terms - Cash.
I. A. BROUSSARD, Sheriff.
March 15, 1890.
The Board of Directors of the Lafayette Canning Co. beg to tender as explanation of the above and its causes the following, especially as two meetings of the stockholders were rather lightly attended, and a good many shares were represented only by proxies:
When the Lafayette Canning Company was organized and a Board of Directors elected, after thorough investigation it became evident that a capital of $7,500 cash, besides the machinery, would be required to put the enterprise on a sound financial basis. Three hundred and seventeen shares, or $7,825.00, were subscribed; and Charles Clarke, the instigator of the whole move, agreed to furnish all necessary machinery and take stock for its value.
A small shrinkage was expected, but in the meantime it was hoped that a few shares might be placed, which, with the $325 surplus would cover this loss.
Beyond all expectations the 317 subscribed shared shrunk to 203 when the cash value was collected. This was the first blow for the enterprise - this when everything was started, building nearly completed, and too late to back out or to make a change.
Misfortune never comes singly. Chas. Clarke made the confession to the Board about two weeks later that he had ordered all machinery, but had utterly failed in his money arrangement, and that the Canning Company would have to pay nearly $900 cash for same. This, out of the cash already so reduced, being nearly 20 per cent of all moneys paid in, was the second hard, unexpected blow.
Unable to carry the enterprise under these circumstances, means had to be provided for the purpose. As it had proven - mostly, we dare say, on account of some political troubles - impossible to place any more stock, a loan was decided on, under the prospect then (May) of a fine tomato crop and the almost certain probability of liquidating this debt at the close of operating season. It might be added here, that in order to avoid unnecessary expenses and publicity the first loan from Mr. L. DeClouet was made on personal endorsement of the Board; only later a mortgage was given.
The crop failed. The long rain in June destroyed 95 per cent of all fruit; and the tomato farm, run by the Company at an expense of nearly $800, did not bring $100 worth of produce. In May the prospect had been that at least $700 to $800 would be cleared on the farm alone.
When the work of processing commenced no vegetables could be procured, as all truck gardening had been destroyed through the exceptionally long dry spell and then the six weeks of constant rain.
We admit that the processor proved incompetent, but that was soon found out and if there had been any crop to can arrangements had been made that two competent Baltimore men would have come down on short notice.
As matters stood the processor was made to sign an agreement that the be personally responsible, at New Orleans market prices, for all goods spoiled while put up exceeding put up exceeding 15 per cent, ten per cent being the average allowed by most canners, and that same should be charged up to him against his salary, or engine, boiler and process kettle, which were the only pieces he furnished out of the promised "all necessary machinery."
He worked under this agreement a short while then quit without 24 hours notice; and after some time another man was engaged in his place, but by time all the tomatoes were gone and only Okra was put up by him.
The failure in the crop made the liquidation of the Doucet loan an impossibility, and the Board has tried every possible means to raise funds, but without success. Hence the above.
Our whole liabilities, including Doucet's claim, do not exceed $2,600. Our assets invoice nearly $6,000, - $5,782.
This of course is value, - what they will bring under the hammer cannot be estimated.
One success we can surely show is this; that we have demonstrated that goods can be out up as well first class in this country as any where else.
The few hundred boxes put up by the Lafayette Canning Co., have proven to be highly satisfactory to dealers and consumers, and we were able to sell our tomatoes at a higher price per dozen than the standard Eastern brands were sold to the trade. If we had 10,000 cases on hand we could dispose of them in a very short while on the strength of quality of goods sold under our brands.
We regret that the Canning Establishment shall, to all appearance, come to an end without having had anything like a fair trial. We confidently believe that same with sufficient working capital could and would be made a financial success.
AD. VON KALCKSTEIN, C. DEBAILLON, WM. CLEGG, P. S. BERAUD, E. H. VORDENBAUMEN, THOS. B. HOPKINS, LEO DOUCET.
C. O. MOUTON, Secretary & Treasurer.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1890.
Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 4/20/1890.
Our Spring gardens are beginning to show up pretty lively, and early (?) vegetables are appearing on the market.
The forest magnolias are in bloom, the woods now look pretty and inviting, and fish bite well. This is the pleasantest season of the year for picnics.
Mr. Wm. Clegg departed for New Orleans last Tuesday on a business trip. He will add to his large stock of drugs, groceries, etc.
Wednesday night Sheriff Broussard arrested and lodged in jail an negro named Jones, who had burglarized the residence of P. Figaro, in Freetown, and stolen a lot of clothing and other articles.
We return the thanks to our friends Mr. J. E. Martin, and Mr. O. C. Mouton for kindly remembrance. While enjoying the fruits of their net, crayfish, they did not forget to send us a fine lot of these delicious crustacean, as Oberon calls these. Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1890.
Another ridiculous food fad has been branded by the most competent authorities. They have dispelled the silly notion that one kind of food is needed for brain, another for muscles, and still another for bones. A correct diet will not only nourish a particular part of the body, but it will sustain every other part. Yet, however good your food may be, its nutriment is destroyed by indigestion or dyspepsia. You must prepare for their appearance or prevent their coming by taking regular doses of Green's August Flower, the favorite medicine of the healthy millions. A few doses aids digestion, stimulates the liver to healthy action, purifies the blood, and makes you feel buoyant and vigorous. You can get Dr. G. G. Green's reliable remedies at Lafayette Drug Co. Get Green's Special Almanac. Lafayette Gazette 4/19/1902.