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 From the Lafayette Advertiser of June 8th, 1904:

Sheriff I. Broussard.

 Last Wednesday after a continuous service of sixteen years, Sheriff I. A. Broussard turned over the sheriff's office to his successor. Mr. Broussard withdraws to private life leaving a splendid record of efficiency behind him, both as a criminal officer and a tax-collector. As sheriff he has done his duty fearlessly and conscientiously, and the wholesome terror in which law-breakers home him testifies to the thoroughness with which he performed the duties of his office.

 As a tax-collector he has made one of the best records for the State, always collecting closely and accounting for every dollar collected. He leaves the office with his books in fine order, and has unfailingly received a complete quietus for every year of his long term. He becomes a private citizen with every obligation of his office discharged and with a record perfectly clean in every particular.

 Mr. Broussard has been a good officer, and it gives us pleasure to make this expression of appreciation of his services, and wish him the fullest measure of success in whatever new line of business he may engage. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.

Tax Collector Broussard Refunded Nearly Twelve Hundred Dollars by Police Jury.

 A special meeting of the Police Jury, the full proceedings of which are published elsewhere in this issue, was held Wednesday to make final settlement with Sheriff Broussard. The committee appointed to check up the sheriff's books reported that he had overpaid the parish $1,178.87, for which amount together with $1,500, one quarter's salary, the treasurer was instructed to issue him a warrant. A full quietus was granted him as tax collector and his bond ordered canceled. And as part of the resolution a vote of thanks was tendered him for his faithfulness as an executive officer. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.

Our New Sheriff.

 On Wednesday last Sheriff-elect Louis Lacoste qualified and assumed the office of sheriff of Lafayette parish. In entering upon the duties of his new office. Sheriff Lacoste deserves and is entitled to the hearty support of every citizen of the parish. Every assistance should be given him in his efforts to fulfill the duties of his office in the best and most effective way, and we feel assured that such will be the case.

 Sheriff Lacoste has selected Saul Broussard as jailer and Alphonse Peck as criminal deputy. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.

 Will Close at 8 P. M.

 It has been agreed by all the barbers of the town of Lafayette to close their places of businesses at 8 o'clock p. m. during week and at 11:30 p. m. on Saturdays, from now on. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.

 You Need Not

 Send your wheel to the factory to have a rubber tire put on it. We have just bought a rubber tiring machine, latest pattern, and can do your work promptly and satisfactorily. Bring us your work. Adams & Dauriac, Blacksmithing and Horseshoeing. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.

Will Remove.

 Between now and July 1, I shall move my Marble Works from Lafayette, and until removal I will make a specially low price on tombstones, crosses and all work in my line. If you have any intention of having work done, you will save money by taking advantage of this offer. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1804.

New Residence.

 Prof. A. E. Woodson has let the contract for a handsome residence to be erected on the corner of Johnson and Oak avenue, to B. F. Anderson. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.

 Leg Cut Off.

 A negro woman living in Free Town went to the depot to meet her daughter who was on one of the excursions Sunday. There was a big pack and jam and in some way the woman, who is very large, was pushed on the track and run down by the cars, having her leg cut off just above the ankle. Drs. G. A. Martin and John Tolson attended her. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.

 Negro Cut.

 Sunday night as the excursion train was pulling into Lafayette two negroes got into a fight on the cars and one was cut severely on the forehead, shoulder and hand. He was attended by Drs. G. A. Martin and John Tolson. The negro who did the cutting was promptly arrested by Deputy Saul Broussard and Marshal Veazey. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.  

Mud Hole.

 There is considerable complaint about a good sized mud hole on the road to Scott in the third ward. It is reported to have been there nearly a year, and could be very easily fixed, the whole trouble being a lack of drainage. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.

 Building Sold.

 The frame building on the west side of the courthouse square, formerly occupied by Plonsky Bros., was sold to Gondor Joseph for $500. It is now being moved out on Oak Avenue.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.

Making Improvements.

 The Lacoste Hardware Co., Ltd., is making extensive improvements to meet their large and growing business. They are now adding on a large warehouse 60x75 feet, and will shortly put in a full plate glass front on the Jefferson street end of their main building.

 This end will be made into a spacious, well-finished carriage show room.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.

List of Letters

 Remaining uncalled for in the Lafayette post-office for the week ending June 4, 1904:

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 These letters will be sent to the dead letter office June 18, 1904, if not delivered before. In calling for the above, please say, "Advertised," giving date of list.
        J. R. DOMENGEAUX.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.

 To the Lafayette Advertiser:

 In view of the fact that many of your subscribers are stockholders of Lafayette Oil and Mineral Co., and that the Advertiser has always taken a keen, hopeful interest in the future of the oil business, which is only in its infancy with us, I will be obliged for the publication of this communication or the gist of it, which concerns the Lafayette Oil and Mineral Co. On August 17, 1903, this company entered into a contract with S. H. Keoughan, of Jennings, for the drilling wells to oil depth. The first at Jennings, the second in Lafayette or Anse la Butte. Work was started in Jennings in September last. After two or three unfortunate accidents, the well was abandoned at a reported depth of 1,700 feet and immediately thereafter another well was started down and completed on the 4th inst. at a depth of 1,860 feet, by actual measurement of drilling pipe taken out of the well in my presence, and, without showing the least sign of oil or gas. The driller, Mr. R. O. Wood, states that 1,400 feet an eight or nine foot vein of oil bearing sand was struck, casing set at that depth; but no result. From thence on to completion, nothing but "Gumbe" a mixture of shells and blue black earth, in which the well was drilling at the finish. Our contract calls for the completion of the home well in the next three months, and I have the assurance of the work being pushed and completed within that time.

 The Lafayette Oil and Mineral Co., therefore, have already put down two wells and successfully completed one, the coming in of which would have proved up a single lease of 1,325 acres. The cost of this work and the drilling of another well, greatly exceeds the money invested in the Company, and should we trust, fulfill any moral obligation that this Company may have incurred in the public mind.
        Respectfully yours,
                 LEO JUDICE,
 President Lafayette Oil & Mineral Co.
       Scott La., June 6, 1904.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.

 To Meet Saturday.

 It was stated that the new police jurors would qualify and hold their initial meeting Monday, and a number of interested persons gathered at the court house in the morning. The jurors were all present, but it was decided to postpone qualifying and meeting until Saturday.

 There are several aspirants for the secretaryship and for the treasurership and a lot of good work was put in by each. The winner in each case is hard to nick out. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.


 On last Thursday evening there took place in the parlors of the Crescent News Hotel one of the prettiest weddings that Lafayette has ever known. The contracting parties were Mr. Nathan Abramson, a prominent merchant, and Miss Ula Coronna, the charming and winsome daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. N. Coronna. The rooms were decorated and the large bay window had been transformed into a fairy bower by the use of evergreens and ferns. Garlands were gracefully festooned from the walls, and a wedding bell of green and white, studded with electric bulbs, was suspended just above the improvised altar. Green and white ribbons were stretched across the room forming a semi-circle, within which stood the relatives of the young couple. To the strains of Mendelson's wedding march, played by Prof. Sontag and Mr. Stephens, the bridal party entered, led by the ushers, Messrs. Ben Schmalinski, S. J. LeBlanc and A. M. Clark. Dr. Lewis Abramson, of Shreveport, was best man. The groom was accompanied by his mother. Walking alone, preceding the bride, was Mrs. Lewis Abramson as matron of honor, who was very handsome in a gown of white embroidered crepe-de-chine. With stately dignity came the bride, a perfect dream of loveliness, as she leaned on the arm of her father, and with queenly grace, took her place by the side of her betrothed, into whose keeping she gave her happiness. As the best strains of the wedding march died away the eloquent words of Rabbi Max Heller were heard, and the sweet simplicity of the Jewish ceremony was impressively spoken. After his final blessing rested upon them, they turned for the congratulations of their friends. Many from a distance mingled their good wishes, with the friends from this, their adopted town. A dainty course supper was served on the broad galleries, which had been screened in for the purpose. The color scheme, green and white, was carried out in the minutest detail. The bride's table was exquisite in its daintiness. The center piece of white carnations and ferns, the silver candelabra with white rose shades, the green and white ribbons, hanging from the chandelier, all contributed to form a lovely picture, which will long linger in the memory of those present.

 The bride was handsomely gowned in white organdy over white taffeta silk, and carried a shower bouquet of bride roses, carnations and ferns. The long graceful veil was pinned to her hair by a spray of orange blossoms and only half concealed the sweet face beneath. She is possessed of a most charming personality which has endeared her to her numerous friends, who sought to show a little of their appreciation by the handsome presents that were showered upon her.

 Her going away gown was a becoming creation of navy blue etamine, with trimmings of Persian embroidery and taffeta, with a becoming suit hat.

 Mr. and Mrs. Abramson left the same night to be absent two weeks or more, after which they will be "at home" to their friends in Lafayette. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.

Pit Party.

 Mrs. F. R. Tolson entertained a number of young people Friday night at a "Pit Party."

 It was most enjoyable and those present voted it one of the pleasantest affairs of the season. Miss Viola Young was the lucky winner of the first prize and Mr. Ashby Woodson of the second. The booby fell to Mr. John Odonohoe.

 During the evening she announced the engagement of her daughter, Miss Louise, to Prof. A. E. Woodson, the marriage to take place shortly.

 Those present were: Misses Lizzie and May Bailey, Viola Young, Maxim Beraud, Zelia Christian, Amy Young, Mamie Singleton, Fadra Holmes, Ruby Scranton, Rena Boudreaux, Emmie and Levenia Torian, Edna Close, and Messrs. Eben and Archie Morgan, Charley and George Debaillon, A. L. Marshall, John O'Donohoe, Henry Young, Ashton Beraud, Ashby Woodson, H. P. Beeler, Tom Lewis, Harold Demanade, J. W. S. Lillibridge, Lorne Nickerson, Jerome Mouton. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.

 Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., June 1, 1904 - The Police Jury met this day pursuant to call by President Billeaud with the following members present: M. Billeaud, Jr., J. C. Buchanan, Alonzo Lacy, Saul Broussard, John Whittington, J. O. Blanchet, Alex. M. Broussard, P. R. Landry and F. G. Mouton.

 The president explained the object of the meeting to be final settlement with Sheriff and Tax Collector Broussard.

 The committee appointed to effect settlement submitted the following report which on motion of Mr. Whittington was accepted and approved.

 To the Honorable Police Jury - Your undersigned committee appointed to settle with the Sheriff and Tax Collector would respectfully submit the following statement as the result of the investigation instituted. Owing to limited time since May 23, the committee discarded entirely the roll books and deduction lists submitted by the sheriff and proceeded to check the sheriff's debit by his stubs. the actual cash collected, and then verified the cash book and receipts as showing actual credits. In several instances the sheriff by wrong entries and erroneous additions overpaid and underpaid correct amounts in sums ranging from $10.00 to $100.00 and these errors justify the differences appearing in the statement rendered for your consideration.
   Lafayette, La., May 31, 1904.

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 The following resolution by Mr. Landry amended by Mr. Buchanan, was adopted:

 Resolved that whereas by report of committee appointed to examine into the accounts of I. A. Broussard, tax collector, reported on the 31st day of May, 1904, that he had overpaid the parish the sum of $1,059.39 which report was adopted by this body on said date; and whereas by report of said committee appointed for the same purpose to examine his accounts for all taxes and licenses up-to-date, have this day reported a balance in favor of said tax collector of $119.48/

 Therefore be it resolved, That the treasurer of the parish is authorized to issue a warrant to said sheriff for the aggregate of said sums, together with $1,500, his quarterly salary ending June 6, 1904.

 Be it further resolved, That the said tax collector is hereby granted full discharge for all monies collected by him as collector of this parish, and his bonds as such canceled by the clerk or as provided by law.

 Resolved further, That the thanks of this Jury are tendered Sheriff Broussard for his faithfulness as an executive officer of this parish.

 By motion of Mr. Buchanan the Jury then adjourned.
M. BILLEAUD, JR., President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.


 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 6/8/1904.

 J. W. Faulk, who has been taking a little vacation, returned to the Normal at Natchitoches Friday. 

 Listing Corporation Property. - H. H. Hohorst, city tax collector, is listing corporation property.

 Deputy Alphonse Peck visited Crowley Saturday.

 Assessment List Completed. - Assessor Martin has completed the listing of property and the list will be open for inspection at his office for 20 days beginning June 10.

 A number of people from different parts of the parish attended court during the week.

 To whom it may concern: Von der Heiden & Moore will make good all coupons sold by F. F. Carter. Said coupons entitling holder to one dozen cabinet photos and our 16x20 crayon portrait for $3.00 paid at studio at TIME OF SITTING.

 District Attorney Campbell left for Baton Rouge yesterday to attend the lawyer's convention called by Gov. Blanchard.

 The Progressive League will meet at the court house Wednesday, June 8, at 8 p. m. All members and those desiring to become members are specially urged to be present.

 Maj. P. L. DeClouet spent Saturday and Sunday at home. He returned Sunday night to Baton Rouge, accompanied by Crow Girard.

 Armand Levy of Lake Charles, and Moses Levy of Beaumont are here on business.

 Base Ball. - The Lafayette team played Jeanerette on their own grounds Sunday, and both teams put up a fine game. The score was 9 to 8 in favor of Jeanerette. Next Sunday Lafayette will play at St. Martinville.

 Sheriff Lacoste went to Baton Rouge Monday.

 Festival. - The Juvenile Home Mission Society will give a festival at Mrs. Crow Girard's residence Friday evening at 5:30 p. m. to raise funds for a worthy purpose.

 A large number of people from neighboring towns took advantage of the excursions Sunday to visit friends here.

 Mr. A. B. Denbo, who left several weeks ago to join Mrs. Denbo, who was visiting her relatives in the North, has returned accompanied by Mrs. Denbo. They visited the World's Fair on their way home.

 Mr. and Mrs. Charles May, Miss Elva Alpha, and little Nora and Blaine Cotter, of Franklin, spent the day Sunday at the home of Mrs. C. P. Alpha.

 Mrs. J. H. Jones and daughter Bessie, who have been visiting her daughter, Mrs. O. B. Hopkins, the past two weeks, returned to Greenville, Tex., Monday evening.

 Armand Deffez made a business trip to Alexandria last Friday, returning Sunday.

 Miss Gertrude Coronna, who is attending school in New Orleans, came up for her sister's wedding. She was accompanied by Miss Rose Shulsinger, of Shreveport, one of her classmates.

 Mrs. Ernest Constantin, Miss Eugenie Bernard, Mr. and Mrs. Gaston Francez and Willie Couret left Wednesday for a visit to the World's Fair at St. Louis.

 Qualified. - Clerk of Court E. G. Voorhies and Coroner-elect Dr. J. F. Martin both qualified and assumed the duties of their offices Wednesday.

 Public notice is hereby given that the regular annual meeting of stockholders of the Bank of Lafayette will be held at their office Wednesday, July 6, 1904, between the hours of 9 a. m. and 4 p. m. for the purpose of electing nine directors for the ensuing year.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1904.


 From the Lafayette Gazette of June 8th, 1901:

Dr. E. L. Stephens Busy Preparing for the Celebration next Saturday.

 The work at the Industrial Institute continues with redoubled energy as the time of the celebration next Saturday approaches. The handsome opera chairs will soon fill the auditorium, the Venetian blinds are already up and serving as a very important addition to the building both in appearance and usefulness and the electric fixtures are being installed. A sufficient quantity of chairs of all kinds are now in the building, and everything is being done for the accomodation of the visitors on Saturday.

 The very artistic invitation - programs for the exercises arrived early in the week and were all very quickly sent out. It being found that there were not enough to go around, more have been ordered and may be had early next week.

 Arrangements have now been completed for excursion rates from all points and for two excursion trains, one leaving Washington at 8 a. m. and one leaving Napoleonville at 6 a. m. of the 15th both returning that night.

 The local Fire Department has taken the warmest interest in their end of the program and are extending invitations for the co-operation of neighboring department, and for ample provision of street music for the big parade.

 Stores have been requested to close at 5 o'clock on the day of the exercises, and all signs seem favorable for an enthusiastic demonstration of popular favor in behalf of the great educational enterprise now manifest on this corner of our State. Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1901.

 The Program for June 15.

 The program of the exercises incident to the opening of the main building of the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute has been arranged with much good taste and with a view of making the celebration worthy of the occasion.

 The program is as follows:

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 Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1901.

Ladies Should Help.

 It has been suggested that the ladies of the town co-operate with Dr. Stephens to decorate the auditorium in which the exercises next Saturday are to be held. With the flowers and ferns so abundant here, the hall could be made still more beautiful. We hope that the ladies of Lafayette will take interest in the matter and will add to the attractiveness of the hall by decoration.
Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1901.

Important Notice to School Teachers.

 In recognition of the high value of the school work that will be done by the South Louisiana Summer Normal at Franklin from June 10, to July 6, 1901, the Police Jury of the parish of Lafayette, with commendable public spiritedness, has made a special has made a special appropriation of fifteen dollars toward defraying the expenses of each parish school teacher who will attend the said Summer Normal for not less than two weeks, and will afterward secure an appointment as teacher for the next scholastic term in the parish of Lafayette.

 Actuated by the same high motive the Parish School Board is pledged by a written agreement in advance of the next regular meeting of the Board, to appropriate an additional ten dollars for every public school teacher who will attend the full term of the said Summer Normal, and five dollars for every teacher who will be in attendance not less than three weeks.

 It is hoped that all our school teachers will take advantage of the liberal proposition made to them by the Police Jury and the School Board, and give proof in that way of their appreciation of the signal action of these two public bodies, whose members are convinced that the effect of such a plan will find early fruition in better school management throughout the parish.

 By a special arrangement with the State facility in charge of the Normal School, an examination of teachers will be held at the close of the exercises, for the benefit of teachers who would like to take such examination voluntarily, and the various parish School Boards constituting the South Louisiana Summer Normal Association have agreed to issue teachers' certificates to all candidates passing this examination satisfactorily. And teachers who will obtain certificates under this arrangement will be relieved of taking the regular examination next October.

 It is believed that many teachers will gladly avail themselves of the opportunity thus given to them of passing an examination at a time when the helpful instructions received at the Summer Normal will be so fresh in their minds. All teachers desiring to take advantage of the generous offer of the Police Jury and School Board, explained above, are requested to give me notice of such intention, without delay. Respectfully,
                      N. P. MOSS,
                           Acting Parish Superintendent, Lafayette, La., June 7, 1901. Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1901.

Andrew McBride Receives His Degree From the State University.

 The friends of Andrew McBride, one of the cadets representing Lafayette parish at the State University at Baton Rouge, will be glad to learn that this deserving young man has completed his course at the University, and the degree of bachelor of science has been conferred upon him. Mr. McBride has shown by his course that the parish did well to choose him as its representative. The beneficiary system has been a valuable adjunct to the public education of the young men of the State. Many of the most prominent Louisianians received their early education by this means. Gov Snyder, Judges Sutherlin, Gunby and Strickland, Congressman Robertson, Hon. C. F. Buck and many others were the beneficiaries of it. And it is by the brilliant example of such young men as Andrew McBride that it will be kept up and our boys will continue to reap its benefits.

 The Gazette congratulates Mr. McBride and wishes him continued success.

 The following sketch of this popular Lafayette boy appeared in the New Orleans Picayune recently.

 Andrew Arthur McBride was born in Lafayette parish, April 18, 1878. He attended the local schools of Lafayette until 1896, when he left the high school, a member of the senior class. He matriculated at the Louisiana State University at the opening of the session, 1897-98, entering the freshman class. He chose the general science course, and, in his junior year, elected chemistry as the his major subject. During his stay at the University, he held the following positions in the battalion of cadets: In 1898-99, fifth sergeant Company C, and third sergeant Company B; in 1899-1900, second lieutenant Company C; in 1900-1901, captain of Company C. He graduates with the degree of bachelor of science, and intends studying medicine. Mr. McBride has accepted the position of commandant of cadets at the Rugby Academy, in New Orleans, where he will also teach several subjects. Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1901.


 Will Burn Oil. 

 At its last meeting the City Council decided to try Beaumont oil as fuel at the power house of the waterworks and electric light plant. For some time members of the Council have been investigating the matter and they have concluded from the information secured that the use of oil instead of coal will result in a great saving to the town. Of course, the change will necessitate the purchase of some new machinery the cost of which will be considerable; but it is expected that enough will be saved the first year to pay for the change.

 The Lafayette Sugar Refinery is also making preparations to use the Beaumont oil as fuel. Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1901.

 Council in Special Session.

 Mayor Caffery called a special meeting of the Council Thursday, to transact business connected with the recent removal of Mr. Peck. It appears that the tax rolls of the corporation are in the hands of the corporation are in the hands of Mr. Joseph Ducote, in whose possession they have been for two years.

 The Council, under this supposition, passed a resolution authorizing the taking of a writ of mandamus directed against Mr. Ducote, to compel him to turn over the books to them. This makes the second mandamus taken in connection with the unfortunate misunderstanding between the Council and Mr. Peck. Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1901.


 The Police Jury met in regular session Thursday, June 6, with all members present.

 The account of Mr. A. D. Landry rejected at last meeting was reconsidered and was referred to Mr. Whittington for adjustment.

 Miss E. D. Anderson, of the Times-Democrat, appeared and asked for an appropriation of $100 to secure a write-up for the parish in the special Buffalo fair edition of the paper. The jury was unable to grant the request.

 President E. L. Stephens of the Industrial Institute, Prof. C. E. Ives of Franklin, and Dr. N. P. Moss, acting superintendent of public schools, appeared and urged the adoption of a resolution endorsing the Chautauqua and summer school at Franklin, La., June 10 to July 6. The gentlemen very forcibly and eloquently represented the benefits to be derived from the school and the necessity of securing a large representation of teachers from Lafayette. If the standard of our schools is to be raise it must be done by improvement of the teachers' corps, and the Jury was asked to land its moral influence by recommendation to the School Board of such action as would assure the proper attendance of teachers at the Chautauqua. By motion, they adopted a resolution appropriating $15 each for each teacher attending the school for not less than fifteen days, and who shall qualify and teach through the next scholastic year, the number of said teachers being limited to twenty-five.

 The jail committee made a partial report and was allowed $150 in addition to pay for repairs, etc.

 The treasurer was authorized to borrow $1,500 to pay sheriff's quarter salary.

 Joel W. Jones was refunded $35.48, taxes paid prior in error.

 By motion of Mr. Buchanan, $50 was appropriated to aid in building a bridge across Indian bayou as per proposition submitted by the Rayne committee.

 A petition for lumber from the fourth ward was laid over.

 By motion of Mr. Buchanan, the following committee of five was appointed to arrange for a farmers' institute to be held at Lafayette, June 22, Dr. Stubbs, conductor: F. G. Mouton, J. A. Labbe, Jno. Whittington, Saul Broussard and J. O. Blanchet. President Billeaud to be ex-officio chairman. The Jury resolved to spare no pains or expense in the effort to make the institute a success and to that end constituted each member a committee to arouse the people to the importance and necessity of attending. A substantial meal will be served as well as lighter refreshments, and it is hoped that farmers will permit nothing to stand in the way of a most profitable and entertaining convention. Dr. Stubbs has been notified that the following prominent lecturers will assist him in the institutes: Prof. W. R. Dodson of Baton Rouge, Prof. J. F. Duggar of Alabama Agricultural College, Mr. Scott, conductor of institutes in Ohio. Let the good news be spread among the people and these gentlemen be given a royal reception.

 The treasurer's report showed a cash balance on general fund of $208.94. and on special road tax of $1,508.11.

 After approval of accounts the Jury adjourned.
Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1901.

 Anse la Butte.

 L. C. Vautier, who is employed at L'anse La Butte by the Ledonois Company, was in Lafayette Thursday. He informed The Gazette that drilling at the Butte would begin the first part of next week. All the machinery is on the ground, and Vautier says it will be a matter of but a few weeks to determine what is under control, once work is started. Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1901.


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

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 Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1901.

City Council Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., June 4, 1901. - The City Council met this day in regular session. With Mayor Caffery presiding. Members present: B. Falk, J. O. Mouton, G. A. DeBlanc, F. Demanade, H. Hohorst, F. E. Girard.

 Moved and seconded that the minutes of previous meetings be approved as read. Carried.

 Moved by J. O. Mouton, seconded by A. E. Mouton, that the finance committee's report be adopted as follows. Carried.


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 The finance committee report that they have examined the annual report of the treasurer. Submitted to them at last meeting. And now report that they find same correct.

 Moved and duly seconded that the mayor appoint a committee of one to strike out from the tax roll erroneous and double assessments. Carried.

 Mr. G. A. DeBlanc was appointed as above committee.

 Moved by A. E. Mouton, seconded by G. A. DeBlanc, that water-work and electric light committee be authorized to lay a 4-inch main pipe to the Industrial school properly from nearest point at lowest possible cost. And that committee interview Prof. Stephens and establish rates for water and light. Carried.

 Moved and duly seconded that a committee of two be appointed to wait on the Police Jury with a view of obtaining appropriation to wait on the Police Jury with a view of obtaining appropriation to assist in paying cost of extending water main to the Industrial School. Adopted committee appointed: G. A. DeBlanc and F. E. Girard.

 Moved by J. O. Mouton, seconded by F. E. Girard, that water-work and electric light committee be authorized to make proper installation at plant for burning fuel oil and that the committee be instructed to accept bid of Chas. Bedell of tank. Carried.

 Moved and duly seconded that water-work and electric light bonds Nos. 22 and 23 be extended and $18.75 accrued interest be paid. Carried.

 Moved and duly seconded that A. Peck be requested, he being now present, whether or not, he accepts the offer of Chief of Police office at a salary of fifty dollars per month, disconnected with the collectorship, being the manner in which he was elected and in which he has served two years.

 Mr. A. Peck's answer in writing is as follows:

 To the Hon. Mayor and Members of the Council of Lafayette, La.

 Gentlemen - Answering the proposition submitted, beg to say that I have accepted the office of Chief of Police, and now tender bonds for your approval in qualification of said office, and expect the emoluments legally belonging, thereto,
                        ALPHONSE PECK.
    Moved by F. E, Girard, seconded by G. A. DeBlanc, that the Council considers the answer made by A. Peck as not responsive to the question propounded by the resolution. Carried.

 Moved by G. A. DeBlanc, seconded by F. Demanade, that the Council now declares the office of chief of police vacant. Motion carried.

 Moved by A. E. Mouton, seconded by F. E. Girard, that the office of chief of police be now filled at a salary of fifty dollars per month, disconnected from the office of taxes, licenses and etc. Carried.

 A. E. Mouton nominated Henri Hebert and J. O. Mouton nominated Jean Breaux.

 A vote being taken resulted as follows:

 For Hebert: A. E. Mouton, G. A. DeBlanc, F. Demanade, F. E. Girard.

 For Breaux: B. Falk, J. O. Mouton, H. Hohorst.

 Henri Hebert receiving the majority was duly elected as chief of police.

 The following bills were approved:

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 Moved and duly seconded that a bridge be erected, on the creek on the continuation of Lafayette street and the committee accept dedication from Dr. F. E. Girard and Mrs. P. D. Beraud of land necessary for said continuation. Carried.

 Moved by B. Falk and duly seconded that street committee obtain land necessary to widen Congress street. Carried.

 Moved and duly seconded that the collector enforce the license laws on all shoe blacks. Carried.

 There being no further business the Council adjourned.
Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1901.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 6/8/1901.

 C. C. Wier, pastor. - Preaching every Sunday school at 10 a. m. Epworth League, Sunday evening 7:15. Prayer meeting, Wednesday 7:30 p. m. Song service, Friday 7:30 p. m.

 At the regular monthly meeting the 4th instant the Board of Directors of the First National Bank declared a semi-annual dividend of five per cent, payable July 1, and added five thousand dollars to the surplus fund of the bank.

 Guy Richardson, night operator at Broussard, was in town Friday.

 Cadets Andrew McBride, Frank Broussard and Ovey Herpin of the State University have returned home.

Died. - On Wednesday, June 5, 1901, at the residence of her niece Mrs. J. Davidson, Mrs. Sarah O'Quin widow of the late Rev. John O'Quin, aged 64 years. The funeral services took place Wednesday from the residence of J. J. Davidson.

 Mr. Simeon Begnaud left Wednesday for Louisville, Ky., on a pleasure and business trip. He will probably go as far as Buffalo to take in the Pan American.

 Married. - Miss Lena Sommer and Mr. Ollie P. Hetrick were married at the Catholic church, Wednesday at 3 p. m., Rev. Father Baulard officiating.

 Mr. Wm. Torian, who has had slow fever for several weeks is improving.

 Mr. Wibert Darby has returned home after an absence of several months. He has been following a course in a business college at Dallas, Texas.

 O. M. Drewes, general manager of the Lafayette and Breaux Bridge Oil Co., has gone to Cincinnati in the interest of the company. Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1901.


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of June 8th, 1901:


Last Monday the City Council declared the office of Chief of Police vacant and elected Henri Hebert instead of Chief Alphonse Peck. For two years Peck had been filling this office and two weeks ago received a re-election for another term. Now he claims his salary as Chief of Police, besides the emoluments of the collectorship which last claim is based on the charter provision that the constable or chief shall be ex-officio tax collector. Two years ago, the offices were separated by special resolution of the town Council, and Peck served as Chief only. His re-election was understood to be on the same terms, though no agreement was made, and considerable surprise was excited when lawyers O. C. Mouton and Crow Girard claimed the salary of collector, eight or nine hundred dollars a year, for their client ex-chief Peck. The case will go to the courts and will arouse much interest. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1901.




 The Town Council has authorized a change in the fuel system of the Water Works and Electric Lights Plant, so that hereafter Beaumont oil will be used, if a gusher is not struck soon in the immediate vicinity of Lafayette. The Advertiser emphatically recommends using home products in preference to any other, and feels confident that the Oil companies now at work in our parish will push the drilling with renewed activity so that the first use of Lafayette may be for illuminating the town of Lafayette. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1901.


 Saint Medard.

 To-day is consecrated to St. Medard and an old superstition is, that should it rain on this, the eight of June for forty days after there will be daily showers. When the weather is warm and sultry nothing is so appreciated as a nice shower, but we hope the old saint will not overdo matters by sending down to many aqueous blessings that may endanger the crops and cause trouble.

Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1901.



 June 15th., will be a gala day in Lafayette. The imposing main building of the Louisiana Southwestern Industrial School will that day be inaugurated. Governor Heard and many distinguished persons will attend the exercises of the inaugural and the Firemen’s parade in the afternoon will  be witnessed by thousands of visitors. Considerable work has been done on the school grounds to beautify them for that occasion, and we should remember that all the town will be criticized or admired on that day. It is certainly an opportunity to display our civic pride and each and every one should feel it a duty to make the town as attractive as possible. The inauguration of the Industrial School marks an era of progress in our parish, it is an occasion for proud rejoicings and the whole town should assume holiday attire and attest by outward appearances the satisfaction that is felt in each citizen heart. Decorations add very much to a festivity, let us decorate our properties, be they residences or business places. The glorious colors of the our republic, red, white, and blue should float on every breeze, flowers and verdure should be generously used, and the long expected day of June 15th., will be one to remember by the visitors as well as by our population.

 We are informed that arrangements have been completed with the Southern Pacific Company for excursion rates from all points and for excursion trains from Washington and Napoleonville, leaving those points at 8:00 a. m., and 6:00 a. m., respectively, returning that night.

 Hon. John Marks, Superintendent of schools of Assumption Parish, Hon. I. A. Badeaux, Supt. of Lafourche, Hon. W. H. Kramer, Supt. of St. Mary, and Hon. Has. NcNeese, Supt. of Calcasieu, have expressed their hearty endorsement of the occasion we have on hand, and have indicated that the educational forces of their respective parishes will turn out in strength.

 The work of improvement, furnishing and preparation of the Industrial School building is going on with unabated activity.

 The Chief Dr. G. A. Martin of the Fire Department has extended special invitation to the departments of neighboring towns to come and with his organization to form a regimental parade of firemen. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1901.


Frightened Horse Incident.

 Last Sunday, while Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Bienvenu and Moss Estelle Sandoz were driving to Mr. G. Bienvenu ‘s they came very near being the victims of a serious accident. The horse being frightened became unmanageable, and Mr. Bienvenu and Miss Sandoz jumped from the carriage and were injured, the former on the leg and the latter on the wrist. The horse was finally controlled but only after he had considerably damaged of the vehicle. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1901.


Low Rate Excursion to Lafayette

 On June 15th., the Southern Pacific Sunset Route will run a special train to Lafayette for the opening of the Main Building of the Southwest Louisiana Industrial Institute. This train will leave Napoleonville at 6:00 a. m., arriving at Lafayette at 10:00 a. m., in ample time to witness the opening ceremonies. Governor Heard will deliver an address and as the opening of the institution will prove an event of interest in educational circles, Lafayette has made ample arrangements to take care of the large gathering expected.
  Ask your local Agent for rates.
     S. F. B. Morse,
     Asst. Passenger Traffic Manager.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1901.


5 O’clock Tea Club.

 Mrs. Amzi B. Denbo was hostess to the Tea Club last Tuesday afternoon, from five to seven, and a most delightful time was spent in that pleasant home. The program for the day consisted of the “Lesson in English History,
 reign of Henry VIII, led by Mrs. F. E. Davis; “Original Story,” Miss Hopkins; “Reading,” Mrs. Raney and “Discussion of Current Topics” led by Mrs. B. J. Pellerin. Mrs. Denbo fully sustained here reputation for being a most charming hostess and with gracious tact made each guest feel she was the guest of honor. Those present were Mmes. Wm. Clegg, C. D. Caffery, R. B. LeRosen, F. E. Davis, T. N. Blake, Misses L. Parkerson, L. Gladu, Flo Ramsey, M. Wier and E. Hopkins. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1901.


 Falk’s Furniture Store.

  Benjamin Falk calls attention to his Furniture Store that is brimful of bargains for the careful buyer. For this climate Rattan Furniture is as appropriate in the parlor and sitting room as iron beds are in the bed room. His goods combine durability with artistic appearance.


 What about a Refrigerator now?

 The best investment you can make at this, is in the shape of an ice-box. You will save on your ice bill if you have a new modern refrigerator, your food will not spoil it, in fact you can not keep house in Summer without a Refrigerator – Falk’s prices on these are most reasonable.

 One door from his Furniture Store is Falk’s Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes and Notion’s establishment, don’t pass it by when you are on a shopping tour, and remember that the prices at Falk’s are within the reach of the most economical.

 Falk believes that competition can not hurt him, on the contrary it gives a new impetus to the trade. Some folks will try all the new stores but in the end they remember old, friends and always return. Falk likes to see his customers price goods at other stores for his prices always compare favorably with the very cheapest. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1901.

 Died. – Wednesday, June 5th, 1901, at 2 a. m., at the residence of her niece, Mrs. J. J. Davidson, Mrs. Sarah O’Quin, widow of the late Rev. John O’Quin, aged 64 years. The funeral services were held at the residence of Mr. J. J. Davidson and the remains interred in the Protestant graveyard.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1901.


 Commandant McBride.

 We are pleased to state that Cadet Andrew A. McBride who recently graduated with honor at Baton Rouge, has accepted the position of commandant of cadets at the Rugby Academy, in New Orleans and will also teach several subjects at the same institutions. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1901.


 Formed Partnership.

 Messrs. B. Falk and James Hannen have formed a partnership and now own a large Brick yard. Those gentlemen instead of making a success of their business and will manufacture the best bricks and are prepared to sell them in all quantities, at reasonable prices. Give them a trial and you will get perfect satisfaction. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1901.


 Moving to Texas.

 Dr. and Mrs. R. M. Delaney left for Greenville, Texas, recently and will make their home in the Lone Star State. For the past two years, Mrs. Delaney was first assistant at the High School and won the affection of pupils and patrons. Sincere regret is felt at her departure. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1901.


 Machinery Arrives Next Week.

Mr. Israel Falk will receive the machinery for his oil well next week, and drilling will begin at once. Mr. Falk’s property presents the best indications and he has had some very good offers for the purchase of his land, but has always refused parting with it. Developments will be watched with keenest interest by Mr. Falk’s friends who unite in wishing him good luck. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1901.


 City Council Proceedings.
 Lafayette, La. June 6th, 1901.

 A special meeting of the City Council was held this day, Mayor Chas. D. Caffery presiding, members present: A. E. Mouton, H. Hohorst, G. A. DeBlanc, B. Falk, J. O. Mouton, F. Demanade, F. E. Girard.

 Mr. G. A. DeBlanc, chairman of finance committee, reports having called upon Jos. Ducote ex-collector or the town, for the purpose of obtaining the tax rolls, stubs and all other books in order to make a final settlement with him, and said Jos. Ducote, refused to deliver same.


 It was thereupon moved and duly seconded, that Mayor takes the proper legal steps to obtain said books and etc., from Jos. Ducote, ex-collector.



 LOUIS LACOSTE, Secretary.

Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1901.


 City Council Proceedings.
 Lafayette, La., June 4th, 1901.

The City Council met this day in regular session, with Mayor C. D. Caffery presiding. Members present: B. Falk, J. O. Mouton, A. B. Mouton, G. A. DeBlanc, F. Demandae, H. Hohorst, F. E. Girard.


 Moved and duly seconded that minutes of previous meetings be approved as read. Carried.


 Moved by J. O. Mouton, seconded by A. E. Mouton that the Finance Committee Report be adopted as follows. Carried.


 The Finance Committee, report that they have examined the annual report of the Treasurer, submitted to them at last meeting, and now report that they find same correct.

 Moved and duly seconded that the Mayor appoint a committee of one to strike out from the Tax Roll erroneous and double assessments. Carried.

 Mr. G. A. DeBlanc was appointed as above committee.

 Moved by A. E. Mouton, seconded by G. A. DeBlanc that W. W. & E. L. Committee be authorized to lay a 4 inch main pipe to Industrial school property from nearest point at lowest possible cost and that committee interview Prof. Stephens and establish rates for water and light. Carried.

 Moved and duly seconded that a committee of two be appointed to wait on Police Jury, with a view of obtaining appropriation to assist in paying cost of extending water mains to the Industrial School. Adopted.

 Committee appointed G. A. Broussard and F. E. Girard.

 Moved by J. O. Mouton, seconded by F. E. Girard.

 Moved by J. O. Mouton, seconded by F. E. Girard that W. W. & E. L. Committee be authorized to make proper installation at plant for fuel oil and that committee be instructed to accept bid of Chas. Bedell for tank. Carried.

 Moved and duly seconded that W. W. &. E. L. Bonds $22 and $88 be extended and $18.75 accrued interest, be paid. Carried.

 Moved and duly seconded that A. Peck be requested, he being now present, whether or not, he accepts the offer of Chief of Police at a salary of fifty dollars per month, disconnected with the collectorship, being the manner in which he was elected, and in which he has served two years. Motion carried.

 Mr. A. Peck’s answer in writing is as follows.

  To the Hon. Mayor and members of the Council of Lafayette, La.

 Answering the proposition submitted, beg to say that I have accepted the office of Chief of Police and now tender bond for your approval and verification longings thereto.

               ALPHONSE PECK.

 Moved by F. E. Girard, seconded by G. A. DeBlanc, that the Council considers the answer made by A. Peck as not responsive to the question propounded by the resolution. Carried.

 Moved by G. A. DeBlanc, seconded by F. Demanade that the Council now declares the Office of Chief of Police vacant. Motion carried.

 Moved by A. E. Mouton, seconded by F. E. Girard that the office of Chief of Police be now filled, at a salary of fifty dollars per month disconnected from the office of collector of taxes, licenses and etc. Carried.

A.  E. Mouton nominated Henri Hebert and J. O. Mouton nominated Jean Breaux.

 A vote being taken, resulted as follows. For Hebert; A. E. Mouton, G. A. DeBlanc, F. Demanadem F. E. Girard.

 For Breaux: B. Falk, J. O. Mouton, H. Hohorst.

 Henri Hebert, receiving the majority  
was duly elected as Chief of Police.

 The following bills were approved.




 Moved and duly seconded that a bridge be erected on the creek, on the continuation of Lafayette street, and the committee accept donations from Dr. F. E. Girard and Mrs. P. D.e erected on the creek, on the continuation of Lafayette street, and the committee accept donations from Dr. F. E. Girard and Mrs. P. D. Beraud, of land necessary for said continuation. Carried.

 Moved by B. Falk and duly seconded that street committee obtain land necessary to widen Congress street. Carried.

 Moved and duly seconded that the collector enforce the license laws, on all shoe blacks. Carried.

 There being no further business the Council adjourned.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1901.



 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 6/8/1901.

 A wind storm with accompaniment of rain and hail prevailed yesterday afternoon and though no damages is reported to crops and gardens it certainly did no good.

Don’t fail to decorate your homes, for June 15th.

 Dr. Fred J. Mayer of Scott was in town last Tuesday.

 The dance at Falk’s Hall, on June 15th., will be a swell affair. Be sure to attend.

 June is considered the fashionable month for weddings, and four couples have already selected dates for their marriages in this beautiful month. No doubt many other young folks are deliberating on the happy day. Better hurry up, friends, and decide, the month is a thirty day one and eight are already gone.

 In accordance with a resolution adopted by the City Council, I am prepared to collect all taxes and licenses due to the Town of Lafayette.

 Office at City Hall from 9 a. m. to 12 a. m. CHAS DEBAILLON, Collector.
Lafayette La., June 6th 1901.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1901.


 From the Lafayette Gazette of June 8th, 1895:

Will be Celebrated by the Citizens of Lafayette.

 A movement is on foot to celebrate the Fourth of July in Lafayette. In fact it is settled that it will be celebrated, a handsome amount having already been subscribed by the citizens for that purpose. The committee on subscriptions made a house to house canvass of the town and the results of their efforts to raise the necessary funds have been very satisfactory.

 The committees have been not yet made known by the nature of all the attractions but it is safe to say that they will be both novel and interesting. The baby show will doubtless prove a prominent feature of the celebration. It can not fail to draw the ladies. It is new here it will be really funny. We have the material in abundance and it will only be necessary to induce the good mothers to bring their "dimpled darlings" to the show. If only one-fiftth of our baby population turn out it will be a howling success. Of course after the decision there will be much gnashing of teeth and savage threats will be uttered against the lives of the judges, but these are the inevitable consequences of a baby show; without them the baby show would be incomplete. There will be innumerable other things to amuse the public. Bicycle, trotting, mule and horse races, a tournament, a ball, a base ball, etc. The following are the committees:

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 Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1895.

 Child Dies at Crescent Hotel.

 A child of Mr. and Mrs. McCormick of Beaumont, Texas, died at the Crescent Hotel Friday morning. The parents were on their way to New Orleans for surgical aid for their child, but when they reached this point its condition was such that they decided not to proceed any further. Drs. Hopkins and Martin were called but it was too late and the little infant expire. Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1895.

 Commencement Exercises.

 The commencement exercises of the High School will take place Friday, June 14, at Falk's Opera House. An admission of 25 cents will be charged to realize money to make some necessary repairs to the High School building. The program is well selected and the exercises will be full of interest. There will be a dance at the conclusion of the entertainment. Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1895.

 Children's Day. 

Last Sunday was "Children's Day" at the Methodist church. The church was taxed far beyond its seating capacity and many were compelled to stand during the services. Over the one hundred children, all members of the Sunday School, took part in the exercises and the manner in which they acquitted themselves reflects much credit upon the worthy superintendent, Mr. David Riggs, and those who volunteered their assistance. Each division of the school was presented with a silken banner by Rev. T. S. Randle. Mr. Riggs read an interesting paper showing by statistics what the M. E. Church South has done during the past year for foreign and domestic missions, church extensions, also showing the number of communicants and the general working and expenditures of the church. Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1895.

 First Communion.

 One hundred and eighty children received the sacrament of communion at the Catholic church last Thursday morning. As usual this most beautiful ceremony had attracted a large crowd of people from different parts of the parish. Among the priests who participated in the ceremonies were Fathers Maltrait, of this place, B. Branch of Rayne, and A. B. Langlois of St. Martinville. The children were in charge of the good sisters of the Mount Carmel convent, to whom is due much credit for the splendid discipline of the little one which was a noticeable feature of the celebration. Just before the sacrament was administered to the children the choir sang "Lauda Sion" which was followed by "L'Auge et L'Ame" a duo, rendered with much success by Mrs. Alf. Mouton and Mr. H. Van der Cruyssen. Before and after the ceremony, the Pelican Brass Band, under the leadership of Prof. Henri Gerac, delighted the vast gathering in front of the church with some appropriate pieces of music.
Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1895.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 6/8/1895.

 Alex. Deloussaye went to New Orleans this week on business and pleasure combined.

 The Gazette believes that the late John A. Morris was a good man, but it also believes that the New Orleans papers have, by their extravagant eulogies, shocked the decency of may friends and admirers of Mr. Morris.

 There was a party at the residence of Mrs. O. J. Sprole last Saturday night. A large number were present and a good time was had by all.

 The ladies of the Presbyterian church will serve refreshments for the benefit of their church, at Prof. LeRosen's entertainment, June 14.

 Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Lisbony entertained a number of friends last Wednesday upon the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of their marriage.

 L. J. Allinghham has brought to this office a very large peach plucked from a tree in his orchard in this town. It was a delicious peach and is only another evidence of the adaptability of our soil to the cultivation of fruits.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1895.


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of June 8th, 1895:



 The Business Men's Association Decide to Celebrate this Holiday in Grand Style.

 Enough Money Pledged to Assure Its Success.

 Music, Speaking, Baby Show, Bicycle Races, Horse Races, Mule and Novelty Races, Grand Tournament, Fire Works and Grand Hall, Etc.

 At a Business Men's Association meeting Monday night it was decided to celebrate the 4th of July in Lafayette. A gooed old fashioned celebration was the unanimous celebration was the unanimous choice of the meeting. A celebration to which we can invite our neighbors and friends to participate in and enjoy the hospitality of Lafayette. An executive committee was appointed to interview the leading citizens and learn what a favor of celebration would meet. They were encouraged by almost everyone approached on the subject and held a meeting Tuesday evening and partially outlined a program and appointed different committees. Wednesday evening the subscription committee made a tour of the business houses and raised nearly $200.00 for the celebration. The business men were almost without exception in favor of the movement and the general advice was to do it well. The fund has been materially raised since Wednesday and will doubtless be about $300.00 by the time the money is needed.

 It is hoped that every citizen of Lafayette will lend a helping hand to the celebration and make it an occasion long to be remembered. Those on the committees given below are especially requested to take of the part assigned to them and see that that particular is a grand success.

 The program given below is only a rough outline. The Business Men's Association meets Monday night and will then prepare a more elaborate one which will be strictly carried out. Among the attractions not mentioned before will be a number of novelty races, and last, but not least a grand display of fire-works at night.

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 Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1895.



 A sad event happened at the depot in this city yesterday. A Mr. McCormick, of Beaumont, Texas, was taking his little six month old baby to New Orleans to place it in a hospital for treatment for intussusception. While enroute the child became worse and at this place Dr. G. A. Martin and Dr. T. B. Hopkins were called, but the little one was beyond help of professional skill and expired in a few moments after their arrival. The little body was laid out in one of the rooms of the Crescent Hotel to await the afternoon train for Texas. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1895.

First Communion Ceremonies.

 First Communion took place at the Catholic church in Lafayette Thursday morning. One hundred and eighty-two children took their first communion. The following priests officiated: Rev. E. Forge, Rev. Langlois of St. Martinville; Rev. Maltrait and Rev. Thurling of Abbeville; Rev. Blanc, of Grand Pointe and Rev. Branche, of Rayne. Rev. Thurling preached and eloquent sermon in French and the choir rendered several choice selections.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1895.

The Races.

 The races last Sunday drew a good crowd, there being about 350 people present. Only one of the two races advertised took place, there being trouble in starting even in the second race and it was abandoned. In the first Locock, belonging to Mr. Alex. Landry, won by three feet. The tables on the grounds did a good business and everything passed off well. Mr. D. A. Cochrane, owner of the track, informs us that he will soon build a grand stand and make a mile track of the regulation shape. The rain about five o'clock dispersed the crowd. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1895.

 Children's Day.

 Children's Day was appropriately observed at the M. E. Church Sunday at eleven o'clock. An interesting program was given by the children and the church was nicely decorated with flowers and plants, making it all an interesting and instructive meeting. The church was crowded with people and many were unable to get within.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1895.

Louisiana Products.

 Among the home grown products which have been received at this office the past week is a bunch of millet, the well known forage. The sample left with us is just as fine as any we ever saw and we believe no better can be grown anywhere. It was grown by Mr. Andrew Cayard.

 Mr. T. Allingham has the premium for fine peaches. He left a sample with us with measured 7 7/8 inches in circumference and was fine in every respect. If there is any better peaches produced anywhere all right, these are good enough for us. This peach was raised from a tree of Mr. Allingham's own budding.

 A cluster of six pears and another of ten Kelsey plumb left here by Dr. T. B. Hopkins is a good illustration of great prolificacy of good fruit trees in this country. The plums were taken from a four year old budded tree and in regard to size they can be seen in front of the Advertiser Building.

 Mr. James Harvey sent a stalk of cotton at this office yesterday which measured 36 inches in length.

 Yesterday Mr. H. Church left a twig of a California plum tree at this office which measured only fifteen inches in length, contained twenty-eight plums and weighed eighteen ounces. How is this for a country which does not pose as a fruit country.

 The sample of buckwheat sent you by Mr. B. H. Wilkins last week we forgot to state that it was planted the 9th day of April and cut the 25th day of May, making not quite seven weeks. This goes to show that three crops can easily be grown in one season. Mr. Wilkins planted only three-fourth pounds of seed and will gather from three to four bushels.
               Yours truly,
                   J. C. COUVILLON.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1895.

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 6/8/1895.

 The rains and warm weather are in the language of the city police making vegetation "move on".

 The city council will have a special meeting Monday evening.

 Ask your friends to spend the 4th of July with you in Lafayette.

 The New Orleans excursion was well patronized by the Lafayette people.

 Miss Lea Gladu returned home Tuesday after a two weeks' visit at Houston, Texas.

 The Business Men's Association held an interesting meeting Monday night. A special meeting is called for next Monday night.

 Mr. Louis Lacoste was in charge of Mr. Alex. Delahoussaye's store whilst the latter took in the Galveston excursion to N. O. this week.

 A surprise party was given last Saturday at Mrs. Sprole's residence in Misses Eliza and Julia Burke in which about forty young people took part.

 Boiled Ham, Corn Beef, Swiss and Brick Cheese, Butter, Canned Fruit and Fruits on ice at Henry Hohorsts' Fancy Grocery.

 Mr. H. A. Irion, a dentist of Opelousas was in town the first of the week looking for a location. He has decided to come to Lafayette and will have space in the Advertiser building over this office.

 Miss Bessie Cornay has gone to the Crescent City to make a sojourn among relatives.

 The present session of Miss Ida Hopkins' school was brought to a close yesterday by a pic-nic tendered to the pupils by Miss Eliza Hopkins, under whose efficient charge the school has been for the past two months, in the absence of her sister.

 The baby of Mr. Emile Romero fell from a baby carriage Thursday evening and struck the ground with such force as to produce temporary concussion of the brain. Dr. Mudd was called and rendered the necessary medical assistance. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1895.


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of June 8th, 1889:


               Lafayette, June 5th, 1889.

 Pursuant to adjournment a mass meeting of citizens of the town and vicinity was called to order at the Court House at 5 o'clock P. M.

 Chas. D. Caffery was chosen secretary pro tem.

 The president stated the object of the meeting to be to hear from the conference committee on their visit to Abbeville, and the committee thereupon submitted the following report which, on motion, was accepted:

 To the President and members of the mass meeting of the people of the Parish of Lafayette:

 Your committee appointed on the 30th day of May, 1889, to confer with the mass meeting of the people of the parish of Vermilion at Abbeville on June 1st, 1889, beg to leave to report:

 That they have transmitted to said mass meeting at Abbeville the resolutions adopted at the mass meeting held at Lafayette on the 30th day of May, 1889, containing the sentiments with regard to the proposed building of a railroad.

 That the people of Vermilion did not take any definite action in the premises, nor did we, your committee. At said mass meeting, held on June 1st, 1889, an executive committee was appointed to whom future committees appointed from this parish should transmit what would be the sense of the people of Lafayette parish and of said town on said subject, and what inducements could be tendered to the Vermilion people to secure the terminus of said railroad at this point, on July 13th, 1889.
                        Respectfully submitted,

 After discussion the following was adopted:

 Resolved, That a call be made through the LAFAYETTE ADVERTISER for a mass meeting of citizens for a mass meeting of citizens of the parish to be held at eleven o'clock on Saturday, June 15th, for the purpose of consulting and advising on the course to be adopted in regard to the meeting to be held at Abbeville on July 13th, 1889.

 And on motion the meeting then adjourned.
W. B. BAILEY, Chairman.
CHAS. D. CAFFERY, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1889.

The Weather.

 The weather the past week has been extremely coquettish. Each morning it would mist and cloud, and give every promise of rain, only to be dissipated by bright sunshine and a pleasant West wind. The report from the parish at large is that the cotton that is up is doing fairly well, but corn, potatoes and vegetables are withering fast, though a good rain just at present would save a majority of the crops. Since the above was written, Thursday afternoon we had a splendid half long enough. It was general throughout the parish, and did a vast amount of good.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1889.

 The Canning Company.

 The canning company has received a fine lot of can making machinery, and a large shipment of tin, solder, etc. The machinery is in daily operation, turning out a superior quality of cans. The Company has also received a large shipment of lumber for manufacturing its packing boxes. When it commences canning operations it will have in advance cans and boxes sufficient for a couple of weeks run. The drought has proved a serious set back to the company's vegetable farm. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1889.

City Council Proceedings.

 Lafayette,La., June 3d, 1889.

 A regular meeting of the City Council of Lafayette, La., was held this day; and there were present: Wm. Bailey, Mayor:  Anderson J. Moss, Pierre Gerac, Edmond Pellerin, F. Lombard, James G. Parkerson, Jno. O. Mouton, and Oscar J. Sprole.

 The minutes of April 1st, and May 16th last read and approved:

 To the Hon. Mayor and Council of the Town of Lafayette:

 The undersigned Finance Committee respectfully submit the following as their annual report of the inspection of the Treasurer's book and the report of the Constable and Collector, ending April 30th, 1889:

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 Respectfully submitted,
             J. G. PARKERSON, A. J. MOSS, ED. PELLERIN, Committee.
Lafayette La, May 17, 1889.

 On motion the following committee was appointed to call upon the Assessor and adjust, if possible, the difference in regard to the assessment of the Louisiana Western Railroad rolling stock: Messrs. J. O. Mouton, Ed. Pellerin, Pierre Gerac, Dr. P. D. Beraud and Alfred Hebert.

 The Council then adjourned.
W. B. BAILEY, Mayor.
CHAS. D. CAFFERY, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1889.

Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., June 3d, 1889.

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

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved with the following corrections: 1st. In the report of the jury of freeholders from the 1st ward, the name of Emanuel Domingue; Numa Bernard for E. Bernard; J. P. C. Domingue; Dominique Bonot for Dominique; Euclide Leger for Euclide Legre; Francia Alvarado for Frances Alvarado.  2d. The paragraph in relation to the Broussardville-Royville road was stricken out.

 The committee on map made the following report:

 To the Hon. Police Jury:
      The committee on map beg leave to report that the map has been completed satisfactorily and ask that a warrant issue for the sum of $250.00 to Mr. R. Francez. Respectfully, C. P. Alpha, J. G. St. Julien O. Theriot, committee.

 The report was adopted and the committee discharged.

 Mr. Hoffpauir called up his resolution relating to the impounding of hogs, and Mr. St. Julien offered the following substitute, which was lost by a tie vote:

 Be it resolved, that all hogs found committing depredations within a man's enclosure be shot down without question. The vote stood: Ayes - St. Julien, Brown, Theriot.  Nays - Alpha Hoffpauir, Delhomme.

 The question recurring to the original motion, Mr. Hoffpauir withdrew the resolution.

 The following petition was presented:
         Carencro, May 30th, 1889.
  To the Hon. Police Jury:

 Gentlemen. - Your petitioners, residents, and taxpayers of the 6th ward, respectfully solicit your honorable body to have a bridge built across bayou Vermilion for the public road leading from Carencro to Pont Brule. We respectfully represent that such action on your part would be in favor of the best interest of property owners of this ward and would be in accord with the majority of its citizens who would be greatly benefited by the building of said bridge. (Signed.) L. Dugas, V. E. Dupuis, F. W. Courtney, Frank Kilchrist, G. L. Singleton, and about one hundred others.

 The following resolution by Mr. Alpha was adopted in reference to the above petition.

 Considering the foregoing petition, be it resolved, that the Hon. C. C. Brown is hereby requested to have said bridge built as early as possible.

 The following jury of freeholders was appointed to lay out and trace a public road from Anse St. Clair to connect with the Breaux Bridge and Lafayette road agreeable to a petition on file:  Firmin Guidry, Edgar Martin, Sidney Martin, J. E. Mouton, Numa Martin.

 The following resolutions by Mr. Alpha were adopted:

   1st. Be it resolved, that the road overseers in the different wards report quarterly to this body the work done in each ward, the names of all parties sued, cash collected and spent, and the names of all parties refusing to work.

  2nd. They shall give receipts for all kinds of implements received from the parish and are to held strictly accountable for any loss.

  3rd. They shall at the next regular session of this body report the number of tools, implements, etc., on hand and receipt therefor to the respective ward members.

   4th. Any overseer failing to comply with the requirements of the foregoing acts shall forfeit his salary.

 Mr. Hoffpauir introduced the following which was adopted:

 Be it resolved, that a committee of six freeholders be appointed to trace a public road from Ridge Post Office to the bridge on Bayou Queu Tortue leading to Rayne, Acadia.

 The following jury was appointed; Hugh Wagner, Louis Bonin, Alcide Hanka, Abel Hoffpauir. Thos. Morgan, Elijah Hoffpauir.

 The treasurer submitted his monthly statement:
                  Lafayette, La, April 1st, 1889.
   To the Hon. Police Jury: - The following statement of the finances of the parish since last report:

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 Respectfully submitted,
                WM CLEGG, 
             Parish Treasurer.

 The following account was laid over:

 I. A. Broussard, salary for quarter $125.00.

 The following accounts were approved:

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 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
C. P. ALPHA, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1889.

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 6/8/1889.

 Yes, it's pretty dusty, thank you! We are glad you told us, though, as we had not noticed it before.

 Dr. N. P. Moss is boring a new well on Jefferson street, opposite his drug store, for the purpose of sprinkling the streets and sidewalks in that vicinity.

 Last Thursday the scholars of Mount Carmel Convent, of Lafayette, enjoyed a most delightful picnic in the beautiful Girard woods, near the sulfur spring.

 Last Sunday the young ladies and gentlemen of Lafayette indulged in a most enjoyable picnic in the woods near Chargois' spring. This is a beautiful sylvan retreat, the forest being composed largely of magnolia trees which are now in full bloom.

 Our citizens should read carefully the sanitary ordinances on the first page, and the dog notice and ordinance on the local page. These ordinances were not passed by the Council "just for fun."
Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1889.



"Judge" Bean's Method.

 El Paso, Tex., - "Judge" Roy Bean, notorious throughout western Texas and many times the subject of magazine articles known as the "law west of the Pecos." again distinguished himself last night by going through a Pullman car while the west-bound Southern Pacific train was stopping at Langtry, and with a 45-calibre Colt's in his hand, collected from eastern tourist 35 cents which was due him by the latter for a bottle of beer. Going through the Pullman, Bean peered into each passenger's face until he found his man, when he said to the fellow, "thirty-five cents, or I press the button." He was given a dollar bill, which he took. and handed back the correct change. As the judge left the car he remarked to the passengers, "That's the kind of man I am. I am the law west of the Pecos." The passengers were badly frightened and thought it a hold up. Original source unknown. In the Lafayette Gazette 6/8/1901.




  One of Sir Archibald Geike’s stories tells of a funeral party at a railway station and is typically Scotch, as showing the proverbial caution of those canny folk. A gentleman asked one who seemed to be a mourner if he were with the funeral. “Man,” said the person addressed, “I’m no just sure that it is a funeral, for the corp has missed the train connection.”

Original exchange paper unknown. Printed in Lafayette Advertiser 6//8/1904.


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