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From the Lafayette Gazette of April 28th, 1900:
A GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.
Our townsman, Mr. C. S. Babin, is very much interested in the geological development of this State. For years he has been devoting a great deal of his time to convince the proper Federal authorities of the advisability of making a geological survey of this section of Louisiana. Recently Mr. Babin has received a letter from the department of the interior at Washington in which efforts in behalf of the undeveloped resources of this section are acknowledged. The Gazette hopes that Mr. Babin will continue his very commendable work until the people will realize the importance of a survey and impress upon their representatives at the Federal Capital the necessity of their valuable co-operation. The letter is as follows:
Lost an Eye. - Rev. C. C. Wier who was kicked in the face by a horse some days ago had recovered sufficiently last Wednesday to have an eye taken out. At one time it was feared by the physicians that Mr. Wier would lose both eyes, but fortunately such was not the case. The many friends of Mr. Wier will be pleased to learn that the operation was performed successfully and that now it is believed he will soon regain his former good health. Dr. F. E. Girard performed the operation and was assisted by Dr. P. M. Girard and Dr. Stewart Wier. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1900.
The Catholic church was crowded Thursday evening by the friends of Miss Nita Martin and Mr. Walter Melancon. These popular and well-known young persons were to be joined in the sacred bonds of wedlock and their friends and well-wishers had gathered to witness the marriage ceremony. At about six o'clock vehicles bearing the bridal party were driven to the church. At the appointed hour the groom, accompanied by the best man, Mr. Arthur Ransonet, walked into the sacristy. The bride soon appeared in the aisle with the bridesmaids, Miss Cora Martin, and her father, Mr. A. M. Martin. They were joined at the altar by the groom and the best man. At the conclusion of the wedding march, the priest stepped up to the altar and after the usual ceremony pronounced the happy pair united by the indissoluble bonds of marriage .
Both the bride and bridesmaid were dressed with excellent taste. The bride was naturally the cynosure of all eyes. Her native loveliness was rendered more attractive by the milliner's art. Girlish and pretty she looked the typical bride.
After the ceremony at the church the bridal party accompanied by a large number of relatives and friends met at the home of the bride's father where congratulations were extended and an informal reception was held.
Mr. Martin's grove had been decorated for the occasion and presented a beautiful appearance.
Mr. and Mrs. Melanocon left for the same day for Breaux Bridge where they live.
Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1900.
Will Close at 7 O'clock.
The merchants of Lafayette have wisely concluded to close their stores every afternoon - during the dull summer months. We understand that only two persons refused to sign the agreement to close. The following is the agreement entered into by the local merchants:
We, the undersigned merchants, agree to close our places of business at 7 o'clock every afternoon from May 1 to Sept 1, Saturday nights excepted:
Ex-Congressman Franklin Landers, of Indianapolis, Ind., was in Lafayette Thursday and Friday and registered at the Cottage Hotel. He was accompanied by Mr. W. A. White, a member of the Abbeville bar.
Mr. Landers has invested in rice lands near Gueydan and the purpose of his visit to this section was to look after his interests there.
Mr Landers is one of the leading Democrats of the Hoosier State. He was sent to Congress by the Democracy of the Indianapolis district and in 1880 was the Democratic candidate for governor of Indiana. Speaking to a representative of this paper Mr. Landers expressed the opinion that Indiana would give a Democratic majority in November. It is needless to say that Mr. Landers is not only a supporter of Bryan, but is a great admirer of the Nebraskan.
Mr. Landers left yesterday for Indianapolis.
Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1900.
Prof. Sontag. - Prof. Florence Sontag was in Lafayette this week. Prof. Sontag has just returned from Denver, Col., where he was engaged by the Grau Opera Company. During the summer he will be with the band at the Athletic Park in New Orleans.
Laf. Gazette 4/28/1900.
Piano Exhibit. - G. W. Peters, representing Philip Werlein, Limited, of New Orleans, will exhibit high grade mandolin pianos at the store of Levy Bros. on May the 3d, 4th and 5th. Persons desiring to purchase pianos or exchange old for new ones will do well to examine these fine toned instruments and get prices and easy terms. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1900.
Meeting of Ladies Club. - The members of the Ladies' Club were entertained by Mrs. T. N. Blake on the 18th of this month. An unusually interesting program was rendered. An excellent recitation by Mrs. Crow Girard was a bright feature of the entertainment and impromptu talk by Miss Lizzie Mudd proved to be both instructive and interesting. After being treated to several pieces of music, members of the club read a number of short poems of their own composition. The next meeting of the club will be on May 3, at the home of Miss Lizzie Parkerson. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1900.
Proposals to Build SLI Building.
Bids will be received for the erection of a two story building at the town of Lafayette, La., for the South Western Louisiana Industrial Institute. Each bid shall be accompanied with a certified check for $500; said check shall be returned to all unsuccessful competitors, but shall be withheld from successful bidders until contract is signed and bond furnished. A Surety Company bond for two-thirds the amount of the contract shall be furnished by the successful bidder in a company acceptable to the committee. All estimates must be marked "Proposals for Building," and addressed to Mr. Crow Girard, Treasurer, Lafayette, La., at or before noon Tuesday, May 1, 1900. The committee reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Plans can be seen at the office of Crow Girard, Esq., Lafayette, La., or by applying to Favrot & Livandais, Architect, 15 and 16 Denegre Building, New Orleans, La. Plans and specifications must be returned with estimates.
These bids were to be open on the 10th inst, but the building committee having become convinced that the time allowed for the filing of bids was too short, have extended the time as above, and the time for completion of the building has been extended Dec. 1 1900. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1900.
WANT OF APPRECIATION.
Capt. Jno. McGrath, of the Baton Rouge Truth, administers a gentle rebuke to the management of the New Orleans Fair for its shortsighted policy toward the country press of the State. Capt. McGrath complains with reason that the management of the fair has shown very little courtesy to the country editors. The country newspapermen are asked to publish weekly articles advertising the fair in the rural districts, but the management gives no evidence of appreciation of the favor asked of the publishers.
Some years ago when the Atlanta Fair was held it is safe to say that every country publisher in Louisiana editors visited Omaha the press representative of the fair lost no time in providing them with admission tickets to be used during their stay in the city. Other courtesies not necessary to mention were extended to the Louisiana newspaper people. The generous policy pursued by the managers of the Atlanta and Omaha fairs might well be adopted by the New Orleans gentlemen.
The Lafayette Gazette is naturally interested in the success of the New Orleans fair and for that reason it has cheerfully published the reading matter sent by the press agent. The Gazette hopes that the country papers throughout the State will do their best to advertise the fair among the country people, thereby helping along a most worthy enterprise. The niggardly policy of the management should not be permitted to prevent the country papers from giving the fair all the aid in their power. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1900.
FOR GOOD ROADS.
It seems to be the general opinion in this parish that the present plan of working the roads is much better than the Corvee system. The roads in most of the wards are in fair condition. It was not reasonable to expect that the roads would be put in perfect condition the first year, but judging from the improvement already noticeable it is safe to say that in the course of a few years they will be immeasurably better than they have ever been before. The sum derived yearly from the collection of the vehicle tax is unnecessarily small and inadequate to repair all the roads during one season. Bit we have no doubt that with an economical and intelligent administration of the road working department our public highways throughout the parish will be greatly improved.
There is not the shadow of a doubt that the present system is far better than the old one. Its results are not only more satisfactory but its operation affords a more equitable division of the burden.
The Gazette would, if it could, impress upon the minds of the members of the incoming Police Jury the importance of a judicious and economical administration of the road funds. Nothing is more essential to the prosperity of a community especially - than good roads. Good roads, after good public schools, are the strongest evidence of the progressiveness of a people. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1900.
The Cane Crop.
The past week brought the sugar planters a great deal of rain, and a temperature that veered from warm and cool and which was, on the whole too low to actively promote the growth of the cane.
The ground received a thorough soaking and all field work was necessarily stopped until it dries out again, a state of things which has prevailed to somewhat too great an extent this spring to meet the satisfaction of our cane cultivators. However, an excellent and most regular stand of cane is in evidence all over the sugar belt, and the prospects continue favorable and encouraging. From the Louisiana Planter and in the Lafayette Gazette of 4/28/1900.
Rev. Weir Loses Eye.
Rev. C. C. Weir, who was kicked in the face by a horse some days ago, recovered sufficiently last Wednesday to have an eye taken out. At one time it was feared that Mr. Weir would lose both eyes, but fortunately such was not the case. The many friends of Mr. Weir will be pleased to learn that the operation was performed successfully and that now it is believed he will soon regain his former good health. Dr. F. E. Girard performed the operation and was assisted by Dr. P. M. Girard and Dr. Stewart Weir. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1900.
Death of Mrs. Riu.
Mrs. Redmond Riu, a most estimable lady of this town, died Thursday morning at 10 o'clock a. m. at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edmond Guidry, in this town.
Mrs. Riu was 79 years and 9 months old. Her maiden name was Marie Belzire Arceneaux. For a number of years Mrs. Riu was a resident of this town. Her funeral yesterday morning evidenced the esteem and respect in which she was held by the entire community. Her life was that of the true Christian mother. Many will bear testimony to the charity exemplified by the daily acts of this excellent lady who throughout her long career on earth adhered to the doctrines of true religion as revealed and expounded by the Savior. She was the mother of two sons both of whom preceded her to the grave. One of her sons, the late Pancrass Riu will be remembered by the people of this parish by whom he was highly esteemed for his sterling qualities as a soldier and citizen.
Mrs. Riu leaves a number of grandchildren and other relatives to mourn her death. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1900.
Selected News Notes (Gazette) 4/28/1900.
Temperance Lectures - Mrs. Mosher will deliver a lecture at the Methodist church at 11 o'clock Sunday morning and at the Presbyterian church at 7:30 in the evening. All are invited to attend these lectures.
Mrs. W. B. Bailey informs her patrons that she has just received a complete line of spring and summer millinery and fancy goods.
Coca-cola. Moss Pharmacy.
G. W. Peters, Werlein's representative, and Mr. Bennett, local editor of the Iberian, were in Lafayette Wednesday and called on The Gazette.
Miss Florence Chase has left for her home in Clinton after spending some time with the family of Dr. Mudd. Miss Chase was accompanied by her brother, Mr. Ed. Chase.
J. Alfred Mouton, of the firm of Mouton Bros., who has been quite ill with the grippe, is doing better. His friends were pleased to see him on the streets this week. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1900.
From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 28th, 1894:
Texas and Pacific Railroad to Lafayette.
As will be seen from the following printed account Arnaudville, also, has taken action with reference to the proposed extension of the T. & P. branch from Palmetto to deep water in Vermilion bay, by the way of Port Barre, Leonville, Arnaudville, Breaux Bridge, Lafayette and Abbeville.
Arnaudville, La., April 15th, 1894.
Pursuant to a call a meeting of the citizen of Arnaudville, La., was held on the 15th day of April, at which were present 43 interested parties.
On motion it was resolved that Hon. Charles Clay he appointed president, and A. P. Durio, Esq., secretary.
The chair explained the object of the meeting which was to take action to secure, if possible, the passage at this place of a proposed extension of a branch road by the Texas & Pacific, which is to run from their main line in St. Landry parish to Port Barre, Leonville, Arnaudville and Breaux Bridge and then the road to go either to Sr. Martinville or Lafayette.
The chair appointed a committee of four, Messrs. L. M. Roger, D. H. Bernard, Quebedeaux and and A. A. Durio to confer with similar committees, which will take place at St. Martinville on the 26th day of April.
(Signed) A. P. DURIO, Secretary.
It will be noted from the foregoing that a committee of citizens of Arnaudville was to confer with another of St. Martinville, presumably, similarly interested, on the 26th instant. If such a branch should be built, St. Martinville, naturally, would like to be its terminus. It must be by invitation of the citizens of the latter place that the conference was to be held there. THE ADVERTISER is pleased to see the continued interest that is being shown in this movement inaugurated by the Business Men's Association of Lafayette and hopes to be able to tell of a materialization of the project in due course of time. We believe that if the proper authorities of the T. & P. can be induced to make a serious investigation of the matter, they will recognize the judiciousness of owning and operating such a piece of road, and, if they decide to carry out the project at any time we are of the opinion that the propriety of building by the way of Lafayette will be so manifest that our chances of securing the road are of a most assuring character. Up to now Lafayette, Breaux, Bridge, Abbeville and Arnaudville have taken formal action in the movement in the order we have named the towns. If these places and others equally interested in this move will combine forces and persevere long enough in that direction it is not unreasonable to expect tangible results, and we urge the citizens of the different towns along the projected railroad line to not allow their efforts to slack until the object is accomplished. Lafayette Advertiser 4/28/1894.
Quite a Storm.
Last Tuesday night between nine and ten o'clock we were treated to quite a little storm. The electrical display preceding the rain covered the entire heavens, and flashes of sheet lightening played simultaneously, lasting for an hour or more. Then came the rain which though not a downpour, was something more than a shower. With the rain there was also a considerable fall of hail, which we hear did some damage to young crops. Lafayette Advertiser 4/28/1894.
Difficulties For Constable Romero.
Constable Romero encountered much difficulty in conveying a prisoner to jail about 10 o'clock Wednesday night. The man under arrest was of heavy build and quite powerful, and, with nipper on, succeeded in releasing himself from the power of the officer and made a dash for liberty as they were nearing Moss Brothers & Co.'s store. Mr. Romero, failing to bring his prisoner to a halt by discharging his revolver in the air, fired a second shot directly at him, the bullet missing the man but crashing a large glass of one of the side show windows in the Moss store. With the assistance of citizens the officer soon got a fresh grip on his prisoner and finally landed him in the calaboose. When inside of the jail the prisoner grappled the officer and for a few moments made things very lively for the latter, biting his hand tearing his clothes in an endeavor to overpower the officer. The belligerent law-breaker was overcome at last and got his reward in the end. Lafayette Advertiser 4/28/1894.
The exhibitions given in our town Wednesday afternoon and night, by Mr. Paul A. Johnstone, the wonderful Psychologist, were of a kind well calculated to convince the most skeptical that mind reading is possible. Mr. Johnstone's performances were most surprising, to say the least of it, admitting that artifice may be employed to great advantage in such doings. Persons who witnessed his operations no doubt were glad of an opportunity of seeing such remarkable manifestations. It is to be regretted that larger audiences are not attracted to exhibitions of this character in our midst, that are at one time interesting and instructive. We should all desire to have attractions of a high order come to town for our pleasure and enlightenment, but we cannot expect them unless we patronize such exhibitions more liberally. Lafayette Advertiser 4/28/1894.
Festival For Catholic Church.
It is the source of no little pleasure to those engaged in the good cause to hear that the attendance at the grand festival to be given here on May 12th and 13th for the benefit of the Catholic church, promises to be immense from all quarters. Reliable assurances are given that besides those of this parish the good people of our neighboring towns will extend liberal patronage in aid of the entertainment, and the musical contest will beyond doubt include all the bands in this part of the State. Refreshments for the innerman, will be furnished on a business basis and a very liberal basis at that, because a square meal can not always be had for the small sum of five cents. In other respects the program each night is wonderfully attractive, and the Advertiser again reminds the people that genuine pleasure and enjoyable is sure to the lot of all who may attend, and that a very small cost. Lafayette Advertiser 4/28/1894.
Lafayette, La., April 21, 1894.
The Teachers' Institute met this day with the following teachers present: A. D. Martin, J. Fletcher, W. A. LeRosen, W. G. Webb, Ed. St. Julien, Alex. Meaux, Claude Latiolais, Philip Martin. Misses M. Jamieson, F. S. Greig, M. E. Toll and Mrs. E. W. Glenn. Absent: Misses Kate Rand, L. Elliot, Lacy Windson and C. Mouton, R. C. Greig, Chas. Heichleim and Charles A. Boudreaux.
In absence of the president Vice President Philip Martin presided.
Messrs. Charles A. Boudreaux and R. C. Greig were excused on the ground of unavoidable detention from attendance at institute.
Prof. LeRosen being called to the chair, the president, Mr. Martin, read an able essay on "School Discipline" and incidentally treated of the importance of the French language in our schools.
Mr. A. D. Martin then read an interesting paper on "How to Prevent Whispering in School," advocating the necessity of keeping children employed to maintain order.
By motion it was resolved that Article IV of the by-laws be published for the benefit of absent teachers. Carried.
The following subjects were assigned for discussion at the next meeting:
Miss M. E. Toll - Selected Reading.
W. G. Webb - Metric System.
W. A. LeRosen - Grammar.
PHILIP MARTIN, President.
MRS. E. W. GLENN, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/28/1894.
A progressive euchre party at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. W. B., Bailey last Saturday night was the occasion of much enjoyment to friends of the family. The party was given in honor of Miss Genevieve Salles, of New Orleans, a charming guest at the Bailey home. Lafayette Advertiser 4/28/1894.
The gentlemen we announced in our last issue as having associated themselves together for street sprinkling purposes have sold out to Mr. Alfred Hebert with whom they have entered into a contract for the service named. All persons desiring the dust laid in front of their premises can make favorable arrangements with Mr. Hebert, for doing so. Lafayette Advertiser 4/28/1894.
Making Repairs and Improvements.
Mrs. Walter J. Mouton has been engaged for several weeks past, in making extensive repairs and improvements on his residence property acquired from Mr. J. E. Trahan. The interior of the dwelling, especially, has been greatly embellished and rendered more attractive, generally, and will soon be counted among the happiness homes in Lafayette. Lafayette Advertiser 4/28/1894.
Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 4/28/1894.
For the first time in the history of Lafayette ice is being sold at one-half cent a pound. No doubt much more of the cooling article will be consumed at this price than in past years. We hope the competition may last forever. Lafayette Advertiser 4/28/1894.
Miss Marthe Mouton has returned home from Duchamp, La.
Messrs. J. J. Ryan, W. F. Owen and J. P. Nolan of the Southern Pacific Railroad were in town this week.
Mr. J. R. Davis, the wide-awake man of the "Shanty Store" at Duson, spent several hours in town, Thursday.
The street bridge nearest to the bank building is in a dangerous condition and should receive immediate attention from the town authorities.
Sheriff Broussard left on Thursday afternoon with six prisoners, all colored, for the State Penitentiary at Baton Rouge. Not a prisoner remains in jail.
Mrs. Jake Plonsky and Miss Gussie Wolfe, of Washington, arrived here yesterday afternoon in response to a dispatch announcing the illness of Mrs. L. Levy, of this place. Lafayette Advertiser 4/28/1894.
From the Lafayette Gazette of April 28th, 1894:
The election held last Saturday night in this parish for representative passed off very quietly, there being but one candidate, Julian Mouton, the Democratic nominee. The vote was a little smaller than at the primaries a week before. The following is the vote by precincts and wards:
Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1894.
Paid High for his "Booze."
Macclia Garvez, a man claiming to be an Australian and recently a resident of Rayne, indulged in an overdose of "booze" Tuesday night and while in Mr. Jno. O. Mouton's saloon drew a knife and expressed the desire to fight any and everybody in the neighborhood. Officer Romero was called, and he arrested Garvez, who would not go to jail but resisted the officer, and being a very powerful man, it was only after a hard struggle that the officer succeeded in bringing him to the calaboose. The next morning when Garvez appeared before the mayor, he stated to the court that although he did not remember what he done during his spree, he pleaded guilty to the charge of drunkenness and disturbing the peace. He was fined $10 and costs or twenty days, and to the surprise of every body he pulled out a roll of bills, and paid his fine. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1894.
In answer to our article last week headed an "Old Story" the esteemed Daily Iberian says that it merely hoped that the removal of the round house to New Iberia had some foundation and expresses the belief that although the rumor was not correct it should be, as New Iberia is the place and should have it. Now, brother, if we had known that you were only hoping, we would not have said anything. It is only natural for the Iberian to believe that New Iberia should have been the place, but it appears to us that the railroad company was the best judge of that fact. The company selected Lafayette because it is the best place. If New Iberia had possessed advantages superior to those which induced the company to select Lafayette, the round house and shops would have been built there and not her, and to-day we would be doing the "hoping" instead of our confrere. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1894.
From H. Armstrong,
Our recent trip to your Railroad city was brief, but quite enjoyable. First we called at the Methodist parsonage and were delightfully entertained by the preacher and family. Next we enjoyed the company and hospitalities of Dr. F. R. Tolson and family. On the streets we met friends, not a few, and they all had a pleasant word for us. We regret that we had no more time to spare there in making calls. The last call we made, outside of your office was at the free public school, taught by Prof. R. C. Greig and Miss Maggie Jamieson. We were pleased to know, that this school is enjoying unprecedented prosperity. We found over one hundred pupils in actual attendance. This speaks well for the worthy teachers, and goes to prove the fidelity and perseverance upon their part, have achieved a good success. Not only is the attendance good, but instruction is faithfully imparted. We enjoyed the privilege of interrogating, and examining the school, and found the pupils prompt and correct in their answers. We were agreeably surprised to find that small children answering correctly critical questions on geography and grammar. We sincerely hope that by the opening of the next session, ample and convenient accomodation will be provided for all who may wish to attend. There is no better school that we know in South Louisiana, and just think ! Tuition is free.
"Vita sine literis mors est"
Franklin, La., April 25, 1894.
Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1894.
Replacing Overton Cade.
Hon. Julian Mouton has been elected as the nominee for the legislature from Lafayette parish, to fill the place made vacant by the promotion of Hon. Overton Cade, to the superintendency of the New Orleans mint. Mr. Mouton is a lawyer of no small ability, and will add weight and consequence to the legislature. Lafayette is to be congratulated on this happy selection. From the Rayne Ranger and in the Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1894.
Weather Office Inspected.
R. E. Kerkham, director of the Lousiana Weather Service with headquarters at New Orleans, was in Lafayette Thursday inspecting the local office in charge of J. J. Davidson, and needless to sat found everything O. K. at this end. Mr. Kerham left the same day for Opelousas. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1894.
Off for the Pen.
Sheriff Broussard and Deputies Thomas Mouton and Albert Delhomme left Thursday afternoon for Baton Rouge having in custody the following prisoners convicted to the penitentiary at the last term of court. All are colored:
Baptiste Martin, larceny, 2 years; Henry Griffin, shooting with intent to murder, 5 years; Jno. Senegal, stabbing with intent to kill, 3 years; Alcee Andrus, assault with intent to kill, 2 years; Louis Stafford, cutting with intent to kill, 2 year; Albert Davis, larceny, 2 years; Mack Sellers, burglary and larceny, 7 years. Jailer Billaud had provided all the prisoners with cigars, which they smoked during their walk to the train. Judging by their smiling faces and cheerful words one would never think that they were about to enter upon a long term in the penitentiary. Buck Griffin, who goes for five years, was sitting in the car and complacently, smoking a cigar when he remarked to another negro that "he was dead in it." Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1894.
An Insane Man Taken to Jackson.
Sheriff Broussard received a telegram Tuesday evening from the authorities of the Insane Asylum at Jackson stating that there was room for the unfortunate man, Alexandre Martin, who has been in the parish jail for the past six or seven months. The sheriff left Thursday with Martin and will place him in the asylum. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1894.
To Work the Roads.
The four negroes convicted at the last term of court and sentenced to the parish jail will be put to work on the public roads. Sheriff Broussard sent three of them to Road Overseer Bonin of the 7th ward and one to Overseer Landry in the 8th ward. Among them is Robert Amy, the pugilist. While getting the benefit of their work the parish will have to feed them only one half of the time as the law reduces the sentence that much when the prisoner is put to work on the roads. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1894.
Messrs. Harnisch & Pefferkorn have opened the ice depot opposite Mr. Pellerin's store where they will handle ice manufactured by the Opelousas Ice and Bottling Works. If you desire, ice will delivered at your domicile two or three times a day. Orders left with the above named gentleman at their depot will be promptly attended to. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1894.
Sewing Machine and Table.
T. M. Biossat has the latest invention in the sewing machine line. It is a highly finished machine with a nickel-plated fly-wheel, one center drawer and two drawers at each end, but the novel feature of it is the dropping of the head into a wooden receiver but the novel feature of it is the dropping of the head into a wooden receiver and when closed it forms a convenient and useful table. It is strong, durable and decidedly nobby. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1894.
Johnstone, the thought reader, appeared at Falk's hall Wednesday night, and performed some of his wonderful feats. All the audience, with perhaps a few exceptions, returned home firmly convinced that mind reading was a reality and that Johnstone was adept in the art. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1894.
Saturday night a train on the Alexandria branch ran over some cattle belonging to Mr. Manuel Domingue, killing two and wounding two others. The accident happened near the public road in Mr. Domingue's field. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1894.
Selected News Notes (Gazette) 4/28/1894.
Last Saturday was the Teachers' pay day and in consequence they were all happy.
Miss Marie Revillon left Monday for Orange, Texas, where she will spend some weeks with friends.
Enforce the dog ordinance. Don't wait until somebody is bitten by a mad dog. Then it will be too late.
We understand that Mr. Alfred Hebert has purchased the wind mill which had been telegraphed for by a number of gentlemen last week, and he will have charge of the sprinkler.
The "Creole March" is the title of a beautiful piece of music, composed by Mr. H. Van der Cruyssen some time ago. At the solicitation of friends, who are competent judges of music, Mr. Van der Cruyssen has had it printed and is now selling it at 50 cents a copy.
C. O. Mouton, treasurer of the High School Association, turned over to Parish Treasurer Clegg, yesterday, the sum of $13.40 which remained after settling all the accounts of the Association. The people will be glad to learn that the High School building and everything in it have been paid for.
Mrs. John Coniff and daughter, Miss Ettie, left Monday for their home in New Orleans. They were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hahn at the Crescent News House.
Supt. Owens passed through Lafayette Tuesday and Wednesday. He was inspecting the main line and branches of the Morgan Louisiana and Texas Division. Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1894.
STANFORD HOME DONATED.
Mrs. Leland Stanford has given the old Stanford home in Sacramento, Cal., to Bishop Mora, of the Catholic church, together with a $75,000 endowment to maintain it as an orphanage. This is the house where Stanford lived for twenty years, and where his son, in whose memory Stanford University was founded, was born. The room in which the boy played before the start was made on the European journey that was fatal to the lad is still kept has he left it. The house has remained closed for a generation, though kept in good repair, and the garden is one of the handsomest in the State.
Original source unknown. In the Lafayette Gazette 4/28/1900.