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From the Lafayette Gazette of June 9th, 1900:


An Elaborate Program Arranged - Bishop Rouxel, Gov. Heard, Senator Foster, Mr. Martin Announced to Speak.

The Flower Parades to be a Special Feature of the Day - The Firemen Will Turn Out in Uniform.

The committee appointed by the B. M. A. has been quite busy preparing a program for the 21st of June, the day selected for the laying of the corner-stone of the Industrial Institute.

The B. M. A. and the several committees invite the co-operation of every citizen of the town and parish in their efforts to make this celebration a memorable one in the history of Lafayette.

In order that all will be able to participate in the parades and ceremonies it is urgently requested that all stores be closed promptly at noon.

The members of the three fire companies are to assemble at their engine houses at 1 o'clock, after which they will go to the court-house square where the companies will prepare for a parade to the depot to receive Gov. Heard and other distinguished visitors. Should it rain the corner-stone will be laid according to the program, but it will be necessary to conclude the exercises at Falk's opera-house.

People of the adjoining parishes are most cordially invited to take part in the celebration. The school is properly named the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute and the residents of all the parishes in this section are equally interested. Although Lafayette has given most generously to make the school a success it will not be the only beneficiary. It extends the glad hand to Iberia, St. Martin, Vermilion, St. Landry, Acadia and the other parishes and tenders to all a hearty invitation to come and celebrate in fitting style the day which marks the dawn of a new era in Southwest Louisiana.

It should be well understood that everybody is invited to take part in the exercises. It is to be a popular demonstration. If you have a swell outfit decorate it and join in the parade; if you have only an ordinary rig, fix it up with pretty flowers and it will look just as well; if you have no vehicle of any kind turn out on foot; whatever you do, don't stay at home, but come out and help to make the crowd bigger.

The following is the program prepared for the ceremonies of the day:

1. My Country 'Tis of Thee.....Chorus.

2. Laying of the Cornerstone....Hon. Robert Martin.

3. Star Spangled Banner.....Band.

4. Invocation.....Rev. Bishop Rouxel.

5. Lead Kindly Light.....Choir.

6. Acknowledgment on Behalf of the State.....Gov. W. W. Heard.

7. Hail Columbia.....Band.

8. Acknowledgment on Behalf of Industrial Institute.....Pres. E. L. Stephens.

9. Acknowledgment on Behalf of Southwestern Louisiana.

10. Cornet Solo.....

11. Acknowledgement on Behalf of Lafayette.....Crow Girard, Esq.

12. Address, Industrial Education.....Col. Arthur T. Prescott.

13. Battle Hymn of the Republic.....Choir.

14. Dixie.....Band.

The following committees have been appointed. The gentlemen named are requested not only to serve, but to give as much of their time as possible to their duties as members of the committees:

On Flower Parade and Music: H. A. Van der Cruyssen, chairman; F. V. Mouton, E. G. Voorhies.

On Invitation: Prof. E. L. Stephens, chairman; Dr. N. P. Moss, Dr. Felix Girard.

On Carriages and Hotels: Wm. Campbell, chairman; Felix Mouton, B. N. Coronna.

On Closing of Stores: Louis Lacoste, chairman; F. E. Davis, B. Falk.

On Reception: C. O. Mouton, chairman; Wm. Clegg, Jules J. Mouton, C. D. Caffery, Wm. Campbell, Prof. E. L. Stephens, Dr. P. M. Girard, Dr. N. P. Moss, Ambroise Mouton, Crow Girard, Judge C. Debaillon, Judge Julian Mouton, I. A. Broussard, Alcide Judice, C. C. Brown, J. R. Davis, P. L. DeClouet, Alex Delhomme, O. C. Mouton, Dr. W. W. Lesley, Dr. M. L. Lyons, M. Melancon, M. Billeaud, Jr., H. M. Durke, A. M. Martin, Dr. P. A. Dupleix, J. O. Broussard, Ben Avant, John Whittington, J. Odillon Blanchet, Alex Verrot.

On Ways and Means: C. D. Caffery, chairman; Dr. N. P. Moss, B. N. Coronna.

We are requested to publish the following by the committee on Flower Parade and Music:

NOTICE. - All who are willing to participate in the song service at the laying of the corner-stone of the Industrial School, are requested to meet at Falk's opera-house, on Monday evening, June 11, at 5:30 o'clock. In order to make it a success as many as possible should take part, and the invitation is accordingly so extended. Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1900.

Held Its First Meeting - Election of Officers Postponed to Next Thursday.

 The newly elected members of the the Police Jury met at the court-house yesterday morning. There were present: Messrs. M. Billeaud, Jr., J. O. Blanchet, F. G. Mouton, Alonzo Lacy, Saul Broussard, Alex. M. Broussard, John Whittington, Aymar Labbe.

 Prof. Greig, secretary of the outgoing Jury, called the meeting together and stated that it was in order to elect a president. Mr. Blanchet not noticing that Mr. Mouton had the floor placed Mr. Billeaud in nomination for president. Mr. Mouton claimed that he was first on his feet and wished to be heard. Mr. Blanchet readily assented to Mr. Mouton's request and the latter was permitted to state his motion. He said that he believed it best to defer the election to a future day, stating that by a postponement more time would be given to candidates for the offices to be filled by the Jury. Mr. Billeaud replied that he saw no reason why the Jury would not proceed to the election of officers, thereby avoiding the necessity of another meeting. He was in favor of acting at once upon the election of officers.

 Mr. Mouton urged as a reason for postponement the probable intention of the local banks to make certain advantageous propositions for the handling of the parish money. He said that he had been informed that the banks had made similar propositions in the past.

 The question was put to a vote and the motion to adjourn until next Thursday was carried.

 Before the meeting of the Jury was called there were considerable button-holding and tete-a-tet conferences among the Jurors and candidates. Judge Hirsch, however, seemed confident of success. He occupied his wonted place and awaited serenely for developments. As The Gazette predicted some weeks ago the judge has an armor-plated cinch and nothing short of a soft-nosed projectile will make any sort of an impression on it.
Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1900.

Balance in Favor of the Sheriff.

 The outgoing Police Jury held its last meeting Thursday and transacted some business preparatory to its final retirement from official life. The Jury accepted the report of the committee appointed to settle with, and grant a quietus to the sheriff and treasurer. The committee, which was composed of Messrs. C. C. Brown and R. C. Greig, reported that it had examined the books and accounts of the sheriff and treasurer. The report stated that sheriff Broussard had been granted a quietus for the taxes of 1896, 1897 and 1898 and that the sum $293 was due him. As to the licenses the committee reported that it had settled with the sheriff for the years 1897, 1898 and 1899, and that a balance of $116.49 was due that officer by the parish. The parish is therefore indebted to Sheriff Broussard in the sum of $409.49 money overpaid into the treasury.

 The committee reported that the books and accounts of Treasurer Martin had been found correct and a quietus had been granted him. Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1900.

 A Dangerous Weapon.

 Officer Jean Breaux accidentally shot and wounded a portion of the colored population last Sunday. A crowd of boisterous negroes were making themselves obnoxious to the citizens of McCombs and while the officer was arresting a young negro named Williams, his pistol fell to the ground, the shock causing the explosion of one of the cartridges. Strange to say the ball wounded four negroes who were standing by. Three were wounded in their legs and one in his hand. When the officer heard the shot, not knowing that it had been fired from his own pistol and believing that it was the work of one of the negroes he reached out for his weapon and was surprised to find that it was not in his pocket. He was told what happened and shown his pistol which had accidentally played such havoc. Fortunately the negroes were only slightly wounded. As Mr. Breaux has no intention of depopulating the town he is thinking seriously of sending so dangerous a weapon where its destructiveness will do most good and he as for that reason decided to ship it the Boers to be used in the cause of liberty. Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1900.

 The Census Work.

 Mr. Wm. Clegg, and his assistants, Miss Lizzie Bailey and Mr. Ralph Elliot, have been quite busy doing census work at the supervisor's office. Every enumerator makes a daily report to the office and it requires much work to keep things in shipshape condition.

 The work of census-taking has been somewhat hindered by the heavy rains. In some of the wards the condition of the streams has interfered with the work of the enumerators.

 The work of taking the town's census has been progressing nicely. Owing to illness the enumerator, Charles Debaillon, began a couple of days after the first, but he has caught up with the work and he will be done in due time.

 It is safe to say that the town will have a thoroughly reliable and accurate census. Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1900.

At the Catholic Church - First Communion Received by One Hundred and Fifty-six Children.

 The past week has been a busy one at the Catholic church. During the day the children of the first communion class received instructions from Father Baulard who has been most devoted in his intention to prepare the little ones to receive the sacrament of the Eucharist. Thursday was first communion day. As usual upon such an occasion the church was crowded. The sacrament was administered to one hundred and fifty-six children. The acts were recited by James Breaux, Samuel Williams, Pauline and Anna Mouton, and the renewal of the baptismal vows was pronounced by Felicie Broussard and James Breaux. The mass was rendered more imposing and beautiful by the singing of "O Cor Amoris" by the choir with Miss Marthe Mouton as soloist. During communion Miss Estelle Gerac and Pierre Gerac sang "L'ange et L'ame" with splendid effect.

 Father DeStackalper, the highly esteemed president of St. Charles College and Father Peters, of Jennings, lent their valuable assistance to the local clergy.

 As was announced in The Gazette last week Father O'Conner and Leautier have been conducting a mission for the spiritual welfare of the people of this community. These eloquent missionaries have been attracting large crowds to the church every evening. It is their intention to remain here another week. Lafayette Advertiser 6/9/1900.

 Meeting of the Ladies' Club.

 The ladies of the Five O'clock Tea Club, nothing daunted by the heavy downpour of rain, gathered at the pretty home of Mrs. Sechrest on Tuesday, June 5, where they were royally entertained.

 The "Merchant of Venice" was the topic for discussion, besides which an excellent program was rendered:

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 Refreshments consisting of fruits, cakes and banana cream were served in the dining room by the lovely little hostess, after which cards were distributed for a musical game.

 The Club was honored in having Mrs. Bratt, as a guest. Others present were: Mesdames T. Hopkins, Sr., Denbo, Raney, Davis, B. J. Pellerin, LeRosen, Blake, DeLaney, Biossat, Tom Hopkins, Jr., Caffery, F. Girard and Sechrest; and the Misses Gladu, Parkerson, L. Mudd, Hopkins and Ramsey.

 Mrs. B. J. Pellerin will entertain the Club Tuesday, June 19. Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1900.

City Council Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La, June 4, 1900. - The City Council met in regular session, Mayor Campbell, presiding. The following members were present: Messrs. J. E. Martin, F. Demanade, H. Hohorst, Geo. DeBlanc, J. O. Mouton, C. O. Mouton.  Absent: F. E. Girard.

 Moved by C. O. Mouton, seconded by J. O. Mouton, the minutes of last meeting be approved as read.

 The committee appointed to purchase the lot adjoining W. W. & E. L. Plant reported having bought same for the sum of $200 from Dr. T. B. Hopkins.

 The following bills were approved:

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 Moved by Geo. DeBlanc, seconded by J. R. Martin that the following table of rates be adopted for persons using water meters since June 1. Motion carried.

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 Moved by C. O. Mouton, seconded by J. O. Mouton, that meeting adjourn.
Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1900.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 6/9/1900.

 Miss Bessie Cornay returned home this week to spend vacation. Miss Cornay has been teaching in the public schools of Patterson.

 Miss Jane Whittington, daughter of Mr. John Whittington of the eighth ward, has returned home after quite an extended absence. Miss Whittington attended college at Senoia, Ga., and while there familiarized herself with the art of telegraphy.

 Honor Roll. - Of the school of Mrs. Delaney and Prof. W. A. LeRosen for the month of May: Carlotta Abbadie, Charley Bachert, Jno. Bachert, Orest Babin, Clemile Bonin, Rushing Biossat, Meus Patin, Etta Domengeau, Nannie Buchanan, Harold Demanade, Perry Singleton, Edwin Cunningham, Moore Biossat, Felix Broussard, Rousseau Mouton, Fred Voorhies, Potier Voorhies.

 There will be preaching at the Methodist church Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Those wishing to contribute to the "Indian Famine Fund" are requested to bring their contributions to the Methodist church Sunday, as the congregation will make an offering which will be forwarded to the Christian Herald.

 The recent slump in the oat market has caused Tanner to offer oats this week far below the regular price.
Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1900.


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of June 9th, 1894:


 A murder most heinous was committed in Carencro last Saturday night, and the good citizens of that place justly feel outraged at the blackness of the crime. B. J. Pope, of obscure character in that neighborhood, but bearing a harmless reputation, was made drunk first and then murdered in cold blood. A coroner's inquest, held after the routine method of the country failed to criminate any person, but it is openly asserted by prominent citizens of Carencro that there are circumstances connected with the killing that will hear more close investigation than the officers have given the matter so far, that would result most probably in ferreting out the murderer. The midnight assassin must not be allowed to loiter among us, and the people look to it that he hunted down by the officers of the law, without fear or favor and be placed out of the way of shedding more innocent human blood.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/9/1894.  


 We say "again," speaking of ramie, because it was only a few years ago that some portions of Louisiana (in Lafayette, in particular) public hope was at fever heat on the subject of this wonder of a fibrous plant. An experimental farm (that of Col. Gus. A. Breaux) with all the necessary accouterments was conducted in this parish to demonstrate the easy and inexpensive manner in which ramie could be cultivated, and figures were furnished showing the enormous profit to be derived from the marketing of such a crop, all depending on the success of a newly discovered method of separating the fiber from the bark of the plant and a scientific process of readily preparing it for the purpose of commerce, a process owned and controlled by a stock company domiciled in New Orleans. The efforts of this company, directed by Dr. Ayres at New Orleans and Gen. Sewell at this end of the line, ended in an abandonment of its undertaking, after not many months, but not until a considerable sum of money had been lost in the venture. We have learned what was the real cause of failure but believe it was due to an insurmountable deficiency found to be present in the methods of decorticating and otherwise preparing the fibre of the ramie, on which depended entirely the success of the operations of this company.

 Now, after a lapse of several years, comes the announcement that Capt. A. B. Allison, a retired mechanic and inventor, of New Orleans, is on the eve of perfecting a decorticating machine so complete in its working and yet so simple in its operations that every grower of a patch of ramie will be enabled to decorticate his own crop and land it in market cheaper than Chinese ramie can be placed there in bulk. With the use of his improved machinery, Capt. Allison, who is admitted to be an authority on the subject, claims that Louisiana can easily undersell Chinese or French ramie with no duty on it.

 The value of ramie as fodder has already been well established, it appears, and it is universally admitted that the plant has a great commercial value as a fabric material provided a machine can be invented that will decorticate it satisfactorily. This is what Capt. Allison claims to have done, and, according to his belief his invention is going to revolutionize the culture of ramie in this country whose soil seems to be peculiarly well adapted to its growth. To illustrate the great profit attending its cultivation he exhibits a certified statement of the Ulman Mills showing a net earning to him last year, of $47.50 on one acre of ramie. Here are the figures: 1,500 pounds of decorticated ribbon was yielded by a one-acre patch. This was sold to the Ulmes Mills at 5c a pound, making a total of $75.00. The actual cost of decorticating the 1,500 pounds was $27.50, leaving a net profit of $47.50. Certainly this is a most excellent showing and is well worthy of a serious investigation on the part of our farmers who are at this time feeling so "blue" over the worthlessness of cotton as a crop, and the poor prospects in store for cane. Ramie, too, is said to be so easy of cultivation, as perhaps is known to those of our people who watched the progress made on the experimental farm in this parish, to which we have referred.

 For the benefit of our readers we will state that Capt. Allison is sending our roots without cost to farmers, to start the planting or ramie, endeavoring to overcome in this way, the prejudice felt by so many people against taking up any thing new. Would it not be well for a few of our more serious farmers to look closely into this subject, and, if justified by facts, go into the cultivation of ramie? We believe it worth the while, and hope to hear of their doing so, with satisfactory results. Lafayette Advertiser 6/9/1894.


 To our Friends and the Public: No less than fifty children have been refused admittance into our school since the first of January last for the lack of seating capacity; and it behooves every one interested in public education to see that so unfortunate a state of affair shall no longer exist in this community. We must, and shall have more room for the accomodation of pupils. With this purpose in view our school children will give a grand exhibition next Thursday night, at Falk's Hall, at 8 o'clock sharp, and we most earnestly ask for the children your presence and hearty co-operation in a matter so vitally connected with the social and material prosperity of our town and country. Several kind ladies have undertaken to dispense ice cream, lemonade, cake, etc., in aid of the cause, and these refreshments will be served after the entertainment. Last year our Little Diamond exhibition netted $110, which was applied in aid of the High School, now in successful operation. We feel confident that our entertainment this year will far surpass any previous effort, both as to merit and financial success. Mr. Falk has agreed to furnish us 500 seats. Fee 25 cents; children under twelve, 15 cents. Come one, come all and enjoy themselves.
R. C. GREIG, Principal.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/9/1894.

 Anti-Cigarette League.

 How about that Anti-Cigarette League, for Lafayette? The work is humane enough to enlist the interest on its behalf, of the noblest philanthropist. The greatest harm done to the physical and mental development of the boy growing up  is not so much from the use of pure tobacco as from smoking a hundred or more brands of cigarettes made a medicated tobacco. The consequences of the diabolical practice on the part of manufacturers of cigarettes in this country, of saturating the weed with opium, morphine, belladonna and other equally powerful life-sapping poisonous agents, to enslave all the more victims of the cigarette vice, are being so direfully felt in localities that some of these, notably Chicago, has felt called on to legislate against the sale of such brands. Matters must have assumed a very serious aspect when a city council of the city of Chicago adopts by a unanimous vote, an ordinance strictly prohibiting the sale within its borders, of cigarettes containing poisons or noxious drugs on account of the great injury they do to children, especially the school children, of Chicago. Lafayette Advertiser 6/9/1894.

 Cadet Moss Graduating West Point.

 The Corps of Cadets of West Point, for an invitation to attend the graduating exercises of the Academy which will extend from the 1st to the 15th of June inclusive Cadet Moss is one of the graduating class having completed the four years course, and passed all examinations; and on account of which The ADVERTISER extends to him its heartiest congratulations. We have also received from the Corps of Cadets an invitation to be present at the entertainments given at Camp Cullum during the summer. Lafayette Advertiser 6/9/1894.

A String Band.

 Messrs. Jos. Ducote, Raoul Pellerin, Cinquieme Mouton, Chas. T. Bienvenu, Hendry Judice, with Mr. Walter J. Mouton as leader, have lately organized a string band that promises to bear favorable comparison with the best rival bands owned by south-western Louisiana. Whilst the young gentlemen have association themselves together in this manner primarily for private pleasure, they will not refuse to accept engagements to furnish music for special occasions, at home. We wish much success to the new String Band of Lafayette. Lafayette Advertiser 6/9/1894.


 Mr. Arthur Bonnet and Miss Amelie Cornay were united in marriage at St. John's catholic church, last Wednesday evening. In spite of the inclemency of the weather a large number of friends and acquaintances were present to witness the simple but solemn ceremony that merged two happy young lives into an only one, and many of the good wishes showered on the young people.

 The bride was attired in a plain but pretty costume of white and wore, with grace, a beautiful bunch of orange blossoms as a hair ornament. The groom looked his best, and with the attendants, Mr. Chas. T. Bienvenu and Miss Bessie Cornay, (a sister of the bride), it was a happily impressive little wedding party that appeared before the eyes of admiring friends and acquaintances.

 The great popularity of the contracting parties was well attested to by the innumerable presents received by the bride, these embracing souvenirs of much value and attractiveness.

 After the public ceremony there was a congregation of relatives and a few intimate friends at the home of the bride's mothers, Mrs. A. Cornay, and, until a late hour there was unrestrained flow of pleasantry and good spirit.

 The Advertiser wishes to be counted among those friends of the happy young couple who truly hope that only joy and cheerfulness shall attend their life of wedlock. Lafayette Advertiser 6/9/1894.


        Lafayette, La., June 4th, 1894.
  The following members were present to-wit:  Wm. Campbell, mayor. Members: A. M. Martin, John O. Mouton, Felix Demanade, and Henry Church.  Absent: A. T. Caillouet, Alb. Cayard and Alb. Delahoussaye.

 The minutes of last meeting were read and approved:

 On motion duly seconded it was resolved that the sum of four hundred dollars be and is hereby appropriated and donated for the purpose of paying a teacher for the High School at the next ensuing session and that said amount be paid to the proper officer in the month of January 1895.

 On motion the following accounts approved:

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 On motion the Council adjourned.
A. NEVUE, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/9/1894.

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 6/9/1894.

 Showers and rain in and around town of late have exerted a very refreshing effect on the atmosphere.

 Our young friend Louis McBride, has returned from a trip to Texas.

 Uncle Sam will make trouble in the camp next Thursday evening at Falk's Hall.

 Watch for that big flag over Falk's Hall next Thursday, and remember the Lafayette Public School exhibition.

 After spending some time here the guest of Mrs. A. Eastin, Miss Gabrielle Reybaud left Sunday for Galveston, Texas.

 A. M. Martin is making an addition to his store property on Lincoln Avenue, for the accommodation of his family.

 On account of illness Rev. P. Mertens has been compelled to give up his duties here as assistant to Father Forge. We wish him a speedy recovery. Rev. Paquet has taken his place.

 No conclusion of a definite turn has yet been reached with regard to the erection of a sugar refinery on the site tendered free by the citizens of Lafayette.

 We hope to soon be able to announce the date we will take possession of our new quarters next to Biossat's Jewelry Store. The ADVERTISER building is rapidly nearing completion and will be an ornament to its portion of the town.

 Persons who have contracted with Mr. Alfred Hebert for sprinkling of the street, in front of their residence properties are enjoying much relief from the disagreeable and suffocating dust that abounds so plentifully in our town.

 Some good work was done this week in the way of cutting down the weeds that were fast getting the best of the ditches lining some of the streets. We hope to see the good work kept up that the weeds throughout the town may be kept down.

 The teachers' institute will convene here on Monday, June 25th, and continue one week. Distinguished educators will be on hand. We urge our citizens to interest themselves in the matter. A more extended notice of which will appear next week.

 The fire of last Friday night, that cost Mr. Pierre Gerac a large barn laden with corn, peas and field implements, is another convincing reminder that Lafayette is in distressful need of a fire department of some sort; want of time prevents us from dwelling longer on the subject until our next issue.

 The entertainment for the benefit of the High School last night came off according to announcement. Lack of space prevents us from making further comment on this subject at this time.

 The regular programs for the entertainments to be given by the sisters and pupils of Mount Carmel Convent for the benefit of the Catholic church we have the pleasure of submitting in another portion of the paper. Lafayette Advertiser 6/9/1894.


 From the Lafayette Gazette of June 9th, 1894:

{Special to the N. O. Times-Democrat.}

 Carencro, June 3. - A man named John Pope was waylaid and killed at a point north and near Carencro at 1:30 o'clock this morning. The man killed was generally considered guilty of the recent attempted assassination of one of the leading farmers, and it is believed by most of our people that this fact had something to do with the killing. He was afforded every opportunity and ample time to leave the country, but seemed to have no fear, knowing there was no positive proof against him. The occurrence is universally regretted, but many consider it a just retribution. The coroner's jury has rendered a verdict as usual in such cased. The murdered man was fairly riddled with bullets.
From the New Orleans Times-Democrat.

 The Gazette hopes that this mysterious assassination will be ferreted out and the assassins brought to justice. It was a most foul murder and the good name of our parish demands that it should not go unpunished. This man was waylaid and killed in the night without being given any chance for his life. It is certainly regrettable that the slayers of Pope selected such a peaceful and law abiding place as Carencro to do their criminal work. The people of the community are naturally outraged at the atrocity and unparalleled fiendishness of the crime. If there is any way to find out the guilty parties, it should be done. Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1894.

 School Attendance Rising.

 Six years ago Lafayette parish had an enrollment in the public schools of only 500 pupils. Today 1,200 are enrolled and the parish owns twenty school houses. This is indeed very encouraging to the friends of public education in the parish. The session which is about to close has lasted ten months and the largely attended picnics given by the several teachers show how well satisfied the parents are with the progress made by their children. Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1894.

 The Teachers' Institute.

 The people of the parish of Lafayette, especially the teachers, will be afforded an opportunity to hear some very instructing and interesting addresses by distinguished educators. The State Teachers' Institute will meet at the High School in this town on June 25, and will hold sessions every day during one week. The instructors will be prepared to discuss every subject within the field of common school work. Time will be given each day for the answering of questions pertaining to school work, and teachers are invited to go to the Institute prepared to ask questions that have come up in the school room. The Gazette hopes that our teachers will appreciate the importance of attending the meetings of the Institute which offers to them a rare opportunity to obtain valuable information on questions pertaining to the work which they are called upon to do.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/9/1894.

Lafayette Public School.

 To our friends and the public.

 No less than fifty children have been refused admittance into our school since the first of January last, for lack of seating capacity and it behooves everyone interested in public education to see that so unfortunate a state of affairs shall no longer exist in this community. We must and shall have more room for the accomodation of pupils, with this purpose in view, our school children will give a grand exhibition next Thursday night, at Falk's Hall at 8 o'clock sharp, and we most earnestly ask for the children's presence and your hearty cooperation in a matter so vitally connected with the social and material prosperity of our town and country. Several kind ladies have undertaken to dispense ice cream, lemonade, cake, etc., in aid of the cause and these refreshments will be served after the entertainment. Last year our Little Diamond exhibition netted $110 which was applied in aid of the High School was applied in aid of the High School now in successful operation. We feel confident that our entertainment this year will far surpass any previous effort both as to merit and financial success. Fee 25 cents, children under twelve 15 cents. Mr. Falk has agreed to permit us 500 seats. Come one, come all, and enjoy yourselves.
Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1894.


 During the days of the 17th and 18th of June the pupils of Mount Carmel will hold a fair on the Convent grounds. Excellent meals can be had at low rates. Ice cream, cake, fruit, lemonade, etc.

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 Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1894.

A Worthy Executive.
[Rayne Ranger.]

 In the person of Sheriff Isaac A. Broussard, the parish of Lafayette has an executive officer of the true type. He is a fearless officer, who looks after the laws of the State, executing them without fear or favor. He is the bete noir of the criminals, for they know that when he starts out to make an arrest he is going to execute his intentions let the consequences be what they may. Sheriff Broussard has a most enviable reputation, and when we say that he is one of best Sheriffs in the State, we pay him a compliment to which he is justly entitled. From the Rayne Ranger and in the Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1894.

 Well Done.

 As will be seen in the proceedings of the last meeting of the Town Council that body had appropriated $400 to help pay the teacher for the next session of the High School. We dare say that this action of the city fathers will meet with unanimous approval of every person in Lafayette. We understand that the Police Jury will be called upon to make an appropriation for the parish. Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1894.

[New Iberia Enterprise.]

 It has been reported that Charley Bryant, whose mind of late has become unbalanced, was thrown from a freight train and had his back and head broken. The facts as we have learned, are as follows: Charley it seems has the bobby that he can travel and buy everything he wants without money - all that he has to do is command. He left the city, last Friday, on a passenger train of the Southern Pacific with the idea of going to Laredo to see his brother Paul, and also, as he claimed, as agent of a Sewing Machine Co. When the train was about two hours under way, the passengers noticed a slight commotion and slowing up of the train (it did not stop altogether) and in looking out were surprised to see the conductor putting Charley off the train, in an isolated spot, in the swamp, just when the day was going into night. A New Iberia passenger asked the conductor why he put the man off; he simply answered: "Because he is crazy." The poor boy, finding himself alone in a desolated spot, with nothing but the blood sucking mosquitoes of the Louisiana swamps to keep him company while they stung him and hummed their doleful song in unison with the muffled voices of the frog and alligator to cheer up his demented condition bethought himself to try and get out of such a dilemma and catch on the first train, which we understand, was a west-bound freight. In doing so, he was violently thrown backwards in  a lot of rubbish on the way side, bruising him up considerably. There was a humane man though, on that train, who had the train stopped and looked after the man that was hurt. Thinking that he was not seriously injured, and seeing that he could do no good, he notified the east-bound freight to take him to the city and have him cared for, designing the place where he was thrown from the train. This was done and Charley was returned to the city and afterwards to his home. His father writes: "My poor boy is now in the Louisiana Retreat, since Sunday; whether he will ever regain his right mind time only will tell. The doctor who examined him thinks it is a very serious case, but there is some little hope."  From the New Iberia Enterprise and in the Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1894.

 Juvenile Thieves.

 William and Darbes, negro youths, were arrested by Constable Romero and charged with having stolen a pair of brass horns, and committing other offenses. They were put to work cutting down the high weeds in the streets. Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1894.


 On Wednesday, June 6, at 6:30 p. m. at St. John's Catholic church the marriage of Mr. Arthur Bonnet and Miss Amelie Cornay was solemnized, Rev. Father Paquett, officiating.

 Long before the appointed hour, the church was filled with friends and admirers of the young couple. The bride, who is one of Lafayette's charming daughters, entered leaning on her brother's (Mr. Florian Cornay) arm, and looked lovely in her exquisite bridal costume. She was attended by her sister, Miss E. Cornay, who acted as maid of honor. The groom and his best man, Mr. Charles Bienvenue, awaited the bridal party at the altar. He is one of our prominent young business men and is esteemed and liked by the whole community.

 After the ceremony at the church a collation was served at the bride's home. Among those present were:

 Misses Effie Young, Ada Moss, Emma Rousselle  of Patterson, Viola Kelly, Mmes. N. P. Moss, Geo. DeBlanc, E. Bonnet of Opelousas, Dr. Rousselle of Patterson, Messrs. Ernest Sansn(2 unreadable letters), L. J. Serrett, Charley Bienvenu, Ed. Higginbotham, Alfred Bonnet, L. A. Rousselle of Patterson, Wm. Kelly, Fredie Bonnet of Opelousas.

 The numerous friends of Mr. and Mrs. Bonnet tender their warmest congratulations, in which The Gazette earnestly joins, trusting that every blessing may brighten their new life.

 Mr. and Mrs. Bonnet were the recipients of many handsome presents, among which are:

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 Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1894.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 6/9/1894.

 Leo Judice, of Scott, was a visitor to our town last Wednesday.

 Everybody must see those pretty Mound Builders at Falk's Hall next Thursday eve.

 Joseph Mouton has been appointed assistant postmaster.

 Miss Lea Gladu was the guest of Miss Florina Grenier at Carencro last Tuesday.

 Prof. Ducroq, of New Orleans, was a guest of Dr. Trahan's home this week.

 Mr. Wm. Clegg and son, Morry, left Saturday last for Indianapolis, Ind. They will be there for several days.

 Many people will be happy to learn that "Swell Head" avenue running from Mrs. E. E. Mouton's to the old Crow place has been repaired by the residents of the neighborhood.

 The High School boys and girls will give a picnic Monday in Chargois' woods. Lafayette Gazette 6/9/1894.












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