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From the Lafayette Gazette of June 20th, 1903:

VICTORY
For the Advocates of the Special Three-Mill School Tax.

 BROUSSARD IS THE BANNER POLL.

A Decisive Majority Both in Votes and Valuation.

 The cause of public education in Lafayette parish has won another great victory. The proposition to levy a three-mill tax for six years for school purposes has been carried by a handsome majority. In some of the wards there was considerable opposition, but this was more than overcome by the popularity of the measure in other wards. Altogether, it was a signal victory. The vote shows that the people of Lafayette parish are almost unanimous on this question. Many of the votes registered against the tax, should not be accepted as an expression inimical to public education, for there are good men who voted in the negative because they believed that school taxes should be carried separately by wards. It is safe to say that no considerable number voted against the tax because they are opposed to the improvement of the schools. The apparent lack of unanimity is explained by a difference of opinion as to the advisability of making the tax a parish or a ward measure. The Gazette believes that this fact will be shown by the undivided support which all friends of the cause will now give to the authorities to make this movement productive of the largest possible results.

 The following are the incomplete returns of the election. It was not possible to obtain the vote as to valuation at the Mouton Switch and Cormier polls. Enough will be seen, however, to show that the tax has been carried by a good majority, the difference in property being particularly marked in favor of the proposition.

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Lafayette Gazette 6/20/1903.



CLOSING EXERCISES
Of the Mount Carmel Convent, Friday, June 26.

 The Mount Carmel Convent will close a very successful session next week. Next Friday the closing exercises will take place, and, as usual, with this popular school a very interesting program has been prepared for the occasion. In order to defray the expenses of the entertainment a small admission of 25 cents will be charged. Cakes and light refreshments will be served.

 The following is the program of the evening's entertainment:

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Lafayette Gazette 6/20/1903.



PROF. SONTAG'S CONCERT
To Take Place at the Auditorium, Thursday, July 2.

 The people of Lafayette will have a real musical treat on July 2. On that day Prof. Sontag will give a concert in the auditorium of the Industrial Institute, in which a number of his pupils will participate. Prof. Sontag has worked hard to develop the musical talent of this community, and though he has taught music here a comparatively short time those who know his ability as a teacher will not be surprised at the great progress made by his pupils. He has decided to give an annual concert, thus affording to the public an opportunity to enjoy an entertainment of unquestioned merit and to see that Lafayette possesses its share of musical talent which only needs competent instruction to make itself known. The selection of the following program and the degree of preparation necessary to its presentation on the stage have entailed a great deal of labor on the part ot both teacher and pupils:


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 Prog. Sontag requests The Gazette to state that the whole program will be rendered within an hour and thirty minutes. Lafayette Gazette 6/20/1903.



FIRST MASS
Of Rev. Jules Jeanmard, Recently Ordained a Priest.

 Rev. Jules Jeanmard, who was ordained a priest by Archbishop Chapelle in New Orleans last week, said his first mass in Carencro Sunday in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. As Carencro was the home of the young priest he decided to say his first mass in the Catholic church of that town. Among the priests present at the ceremony were:  Revs. Grimaud, of Carencro, Forge of Lafayette, Roche of Grand Coteau and Langlois of Breaux Bridge. Rev. E. Forge preached the sermon, speaking feelingly of the young clergyman whom he had known since his childhood. At the conclusion of the mass the friends and relatives of Father Jeanmard repaired to the home of his father, Mr. Jules Jeanmard, where a splendid dinner was given in honor of the young priest's ordination. Father Jeanmard will leave in  a few days for New Orleans, having been selected by the archbishop to perform clerical duties at the cathedral. Lafayette Gazette 6/20/1903.



Firemen's Day.

 Firemen's day was fittingly celebrated on the 18th. The three companies composing the Lafayette department paraded through the streets of the town and concluded the day's celebration by a smoker in Falk's Hall. The co-operation of the excellent Breaux Bridge Band and the fire department of that town added greatly to the success of the exercises. The Lafayette firemen appreciate keenly the courtesy of their confrere from Breaux Bridge. At the conclusion of the celebration at the hall the Sontag Band and the visiting musicians treated the people of the town to some unusually fine music. Lafayette Gazette 6/20/1903.



   Elopers Arrested.

 Abbeville. June 16. - Deputy Sheriff Adam Broussard made an important capture this evening at Perry's Bridge. The prisoners were Jules Sohns, a swamper, and Miss Marcancel, a young girl about fifteen years old, whose parents reside near Jennings. Sohns eloped with Miss Marcancel eloped with Miss Marcancel last Saturday night and since the the sheriffs of the three parishes, Calcasieu, Acadia and Vermilion have been keeping a close watch for him.

 When captured he was traveling by wagon with a gasoline launch and in a few minutes more would have been unloading his boat into the Vermilion river and could have been safe on his way to the swamps about Morgan City. His old home is the swamps. The fleeing couple quietly submitted to arrest and were brought here and lodged in jail to await the arrival of the (unreadable words). Lafayette Gazette 6/20/1903.


A Good Sign.

 A recent transaction involving the purchase of 40 acres of land and one-tenth of the mineral rights for $18,000 would indicate that the prospects at Anse la Butte are very bright. The property was bought by Robert Martin from Honore Breaux. The two Heywood wells are on this tract. Nine-tenths of the mineral rights of the Breaux tract belong to the Martin-Ledanois Company and are considered among the most valuable holdings in the Anse la Butte field. Mr. Martin has been identified with the work of development at Anse la Butte from the very beginning and is familiar with that field. His purchase of the Breaux property, involving an investment of $18,000, may be accepted as pretty safe evidence that conditions at Anse la Butte are most satisfactory.
Lafayette Gazette 6/20/1903.    




 





HE WAS WRONG.
Lafayette Man Quits Predicting Disaster for Rice City.

 [Crowley Signal.]


 "I have gone out of the business of predicting disaster for Crowley," said Mr. W. S. Torian, a prominent sugar planter and capitalist of Lafayette, who has been the guest of W. W. Duson since Monday.

 "You can say for me that as a prophet of evil I haven't succeeded in landing a single winner and I am prepared now to predict only good things for the Rice City. I first refrained from making Crowley investments because I was of the opinion that the rice lands would wear out in about three of four years. That was my opinion fifteen years ago. I see I was wrong.

 "The I got it into my head that red rice would destroy the industry, but I've had to revise my opinions on that point. I see I was wrong.

 "When the idea struck me that the rice belt was going to raise more rice than it could sell I felt I had at last struck a presage of disaster that would stick. But the market is increasing more rapidly than the production and there is a pronounced shortage this year. I see I was wrong.

 "When the salt water came last year to destroy your crop I eagerly joined the croaker chorus and exercised my gift of prophecy in foretelling that Crowley was a dead one. The Crowley district was a one crop country and I saw plainly that the raising of rice would soon be only a tradition among you. Then you got together and raised the money to build a dam across the Mermentau to shut out the salt water, and I had to call in another losing prediction. I see I was wrong.

 "But I took some comfort in reflecting that Crowley was terribly hard up, anyway. There wasn't a dollar in the town, all the merchants were dead broke, the farmers of the vicinity were starving to death, and there were hardly three men in town who could get credit for a pound of salt. That's what I heard drummers saying, and I felt I had been right on the general issue even if I had gone wring on the special counts. I find however, on personal investigation, that the last mistake was the worst of all. Crowley has been giving money to public enterprises with a prodigality that does not indicate poverty. You are organizing and endowing Progressive Unions, putting up money to build costly hotels. From the Crowley Signal and in the Lafayette Gazette 6/20/1903.



Blake Better.
 News was received a few days ago that Mr. T. N. Blake was seriously ill at Fort Davis, Texas. We are pleased to state that a recent telegram  announces that Mr. Blake's condition has improved considerably and that it is believed he will be able to return home shortly.
Lafayette Gazette 6/20/1903.


FARMER'S INSTITUTE
Court-house, Lafayette, Wednesday, June 24.

 Messrs. L. Hirsch, F. G. Mouton, John Whittington and M. Billeaud, who were appointed on a committee to make the necessary arrangements for the farmers' institute next Wednesday, have everything in readiness for that occasion. Lunches and refreshments will be provided for the people who will attend. Judge Hirsch, who is an expert in matters pertaining to the wants of the inner man, has been particularly active in looking after things to eat and drink, and it is safe to say that the menu will not be the least interesting part of the exercises.

 The following is the program:

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 Lafayette Gazette 6/20/1903.

   











 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 6/20/1903.

 Hon. Overton Cade was in Lafayette Wednesday.

 Mr. H. B. Chase, who has been assistant in the State's treasurer's office during the past three years, was in Lafayette yesterday, being on his way to Alexandria, where he will remain permanently.

 Castel Bros. have built a bakery near the Castel store to which they will move their business in the near future.

 Thomas and Dan Debaillon, E. Comeaux, Simon Prejean, Robert and Raoul Gerac, Robley and Ellis Dupleix, Gus. Breaux and Paul Breaux, who are attending Jefferson College, returned this week to Lafayette to spend vacation at home.

 Now that the parish has levied a special tax for schools, it is up to the town of Lafayette to do likewise.

 Sheriff Broussard returned from Carencro yesterday afternoon having in his custody two negroes charged with burglary committed the night before.

 Mr. H. E. Toll has opened a new lumber yard well stocked with all kinds of cypress and pine lumber, and will also handle a complete line of doors, sash, bricks and other building material.

 The devotees of the diamond will have an opportunity to see a good game of ball at the Lafayette Baseball Park next Sunday. The Lafayette Juniors will play against a team from Washington.

 We note that Ellis Dupleix and Dan Debaillon of this parish are among the students to whom premiums were awarded at Jefferson College.
Lafayette Gazette 6/20/1903.


lagniappe:
TO REDUCE THE COST OF SALVATION.

 There is a tendency toward centralization among a certain element of church people in the North. For the same reason that commercial combinations have been made, it is proposed to unite the various sects. Dr. Hillis, a prominent minister of Brooklyn, said recently in a sermon:  "The word of the next twenty years in the church in this country will have to be unity. Instead of 167 sects, the time has come for business men and missionary societies to acknowledge that the whole thing is shameful and the worst of mismanagement. In this country there have been re-duplications of church plants until millions of money have been wasted."

 Since the beginning of history people have been content to seek salvation by different roads. The first great schism in the Christian church was followed by the establishment of many new creeds. With a more general discrimination of knowledge, sects have multiplied with a rapidity calculated to alarm those faithful souls who had hoped to see unity instead of a diversity of religious beliefs. It is believed by some that if all the Christian denominations would come together, the influence of the church would be greater, and the cause of religion promoted, but few have considered the question from a pecuniary standpoint. It remained for Dr. Hillis to suggest the advisability of running the church as if it were a sawmill or a beef trust. People who have been accustomed to look at the church as something apart from ordinary human affairs, will have their spiritual beings rudely shocked by the eminent Brooklyn divine who would have a sort of Morganized Christianity, and who would estimate the cost of salvation at so much per soul. This is commercialism with a vengeance.

Original source unknown. In the Lafayette Gazette of 6/20/1903.




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 From the Lafayette Advertiser of June 20th, 1903:

THE TAX CARRIED.

 Progressive Lafayette Takes Another Forward Step.

  More and Better Schools Assured Throughout the Parish.

 Last Thursday the people of Lafayette again demonstrated that they are progressive and generous and that they mean to retain and increase the enviable reputation of being foremost in the cause of education. Once again they testified that the cause of the children is safe in their hands. Voting $70,000 for the Industrial Institute three years ago, they excited the astonishment and won the admiration of the people of the entire State. Now adding another tax to complete the public school system of the parish, will place Lafayette at the top of the roll of honor of the parishes, and make her a guide and inspiration to others. With such a spirit animating our citizens, the future looks bright indeed for this lovely parish of ours.

 The total vote for the tax was: For - 397, with a property valuation of $443,337. Against 0 262, with a property valuation of $170,071, making a majority of 135 votes and $263,266 for the tax; not counting the property valuation in the Simoneaux box, which was returned to the commissioners to have them add up the property valuations. The vote in detail was as follows:

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 Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1903.




Pulling Out of Lafayette.

 Mr. Alexius, the lessee of the ice factory, discontinued the manufacture of ice last Wednesday, having found that the town is too small to support two ice-plants. During his short stay among us Mr. Alexius has won many friends, who wish him better success in whatever else he may undertake. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1903.



 Firemen's Parade.

 Thursday the firemen, assisted by the Breaux Bridge fire department, gave their annual parade. A large crowd gathered along the streets to witness the parade. The Breaux Bridge firemen preceded by the Breaux Bridge Band led the parade followed by the Sontag Military Band and the Lafayette firemen. After passing over the principal streets, the parade disbanded in front of Falk's opera-house, where a "smoker" was given the firemen, at which they all had a most agreeable time. At night there was a dance at the court-house for which the Breaux Bridge and Sontag orchestra furnished inspiring music. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1903.




Farmers' Institute.

 A Farmers' Institute will be held in Lafayette on Wednesday, June 24. The following interesting program has been arranged:

 Prof. Morgan, Conductor - Morning session, 10 o'clock; address of welcome, Mayor C. D. Caffery; response and introductory remarks, Prof. H. A. Morgan, Institute Conductor; "The Parish Fair; Its Value and Benefits, Hon. J. A. Brewer of Bienville Parish; paper, Mr. R. E. Blouin, Assistant Director Sugar Experiment Station, New Orleans; discussion.

 Afternoon Session, 2 o'clock - "The Sugar-cane Borer," Prof. H. A. Morgan, entomologist, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College and Experiment Stations; "Fertilizers," Prof. S. M. Tracy, of Biloxi, Miss.; "Sugar Making," Mr. G. Chiquelin, of Sugar Experiment Station New Orleans; remarks Dr. F. J. Mayer, of Lafayette; discussion.

 A full supply of refreshments and eatables have been prepared, and will be served from to all present. The following gentlemen constitute the committee of arrangements: L. Hirsch, F. G. Mouton, John W. Whittington and M. Billeaud, Jr. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1903.



 Lafayette Oil Field.

 Work on the Martin well is being prosecuted with vigor. They have one of the best outfits that money can buy, and most competent and experienced drillers. Indications for a rich oil strike are excellent. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1903.

 Anse la Butte.

 Nothing of particular interest has developed during the week. The Heywood well is about finished and will likely prove a good pumper. The S. P. people were engaged during the week in bailing out their well, and look for a gusher when the work is completed. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1903.



Died.

 Mrs. S. H. Rushing, the mother of Mrs. T. M. Biossat, died in Alexandria last Saturday. Mrs. Rushing was well known in Lafayette and her many friends will hear with sorrow of her death. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to Mrs. Biossat in her bereavement. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1903.


A Force Pump.

 The City Council has about decided to purchase a force pump capable of throwing four streams of water seven-eighths of an inch in diameter 70 feet high, and to construct a reservoir to hold sufficient water for fire purposes. Specifications have been submitted to various firms, for estimates in order to ascertain the cost. The growth of the town has out grown our present waterworks plant, and there is a pressing need for an enlargement of it, if as adequate protection against fire is to be had. The additions contemplated by the Council are, we believe, what are needed. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1903.

   

ANNUAL CONCERT
By the Pupils of Prof. Sontag in the Industrial Institute Auditorium, July 2.

 The pupils of Prof. F. Sontag will give their annual concert on Thursday, July 2, at the auditorium of the Industrial Institute. Admission is free, and a cordial invitation is extended to everybody to be present. The following gentlemen will act as a reception committee:  Dr. E. L. Stephens, chairman; Dr. N. P. Moss, L. J. Alleman, F. V. Mouton, Wm. Campbell, E. G. Voorhies, Homer Mouton, W. A. LeRosen, C. D. Caffery, Dr. G. A. Martin, J. A. Roy, Dr. Felix Girard.

 The program which will require not over one and three-quarter hours, is as follows:

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 Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1903.


Sunday School Association.

 There will be held in the town of Lafayette on June 25-26, the parish Sunday Convention. All Sunday Schools are entitled to one delegate for every ten members of the convention. The convention stands for all that is best in Sunday School work, and we confidently hope to have your faithful co-operation and support. Jno. B. Kent. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1903.

  

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 6/20/1903.

 Last Sunday was one of the coldest days ever experienced in this section in June. Fires were a necessity, and the smoke rolling from chimneys all over town gave an impression of January instead of June. 

 Wanted. - A position as bookkeeper by J. M. Chiasson. Can give best of references. Address Lafayette, La.

 Dr. Thos. B. Hopkins is building a nice rent cottage near his home.

 The many friends of Mrs. Thos. B. Hopkins, will learn with deep sorrow that she is very dangerously sick.

 Ground was broken for the Rosenfield two-story brick building on Monday.

 Mr. W. W. Duson spent a few days in town Saturday.

 Misses Maxim Beraud and Bessie Caffery left on a visit to Houston and San Antonio Wednesday.

 A. J. Bourg is building a neat little cottage near Mr. McDaniels' residence.

 L. Prudhomme & Co., will in the near future move their drug store across the railroad from the depot.

 A grand ball will be given by the Brotherhood of R. R. Trainmen June 25, at Falk's Opera House.

 The first summer concert of the Sontag Military Band was given Parkerson's grove Friday evening.


 Andrew McBride, who has been teaching at New Orleans, returned home Saturday last.

 Ball Game. A game of ball at the Ball - Park to-morrow between the Lafayette and Washington teams. Game will be called at 3:30 p. m.

 Mr. F. Siadoux has very tastefully painted his house, giving it a new and attractive appearance.

 A wreck occurred on the S. P. R. R. near Iowa station on Monday. A number of freight cars were smashed, and the fireman, Herbert Arnold, of Lake Charles, had his leg badly bruised.

 Miss Louise Torian, one of Lafayette's most charming girls, left last week on visit to friends in Texas and Oklahoma Territory.

 The Lafayette Mattress Factory began work Monday on ad addition to their present building near the Presbyterian church.

 An interesting match race will take place, to-morrow, Sunday, at the Carencro race track.


Mr. Alex Mouton has begun the erection of a syrup mill near the brick factory. He expects to be ready for next season's crop.

 Crowley and New Iberia both are to have handsome brick hotels in the near future. When is Lafayette's turn coming?

 Mount Carmel Convent will hold commencement exercises on Friday, June 26. A pleasing program has been prepared, and both parents and friends of the school are invited to be present.

 A session of the Civil Court was held during the week. Next week Judge Debaillon assisted by District Attorney Campbell will begin a criminal term of court in Crowley.

 In order to reduce our immense stock to save trouble in moving into our new store, we will give out customers the advantage of big reduction on prices. Prejean & LeBlanc. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1903.


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 From the Lafayette Advertiser of June 20th, 1896:

A Cotton Oil Mill.

 It is now a decided fact that Lafayette will have an oil mill. More than $14,000 of the capital has already been subscribed, and the placing of the remainder is assured. Contracts for the machinery will let during the following week, and it is positively certain, barring all unforeseen mishaps, that by October or November, the welcome shriek of the oil mill whistle will ring out on the clear air of a rejuvenated town. Perhaps in no town of its size in the State, has there been so rapid a growth in the manufacturing industries in the incredibly short space of a year, as that which for the past twelve months has taken place in Lafayette. Providence has gifted our country with every treasure of natural resource; within this fertile soil lies untold mines of wealth yet to be unearthed. Capital, seeking a profitable return, has at last turned an eye upon this favored spot, and the impetuosity with which it has pushed its enterprises reveals the wondrous advantages which we possess, and points to the marvelous results which may yet obtain, in the glorious future of this smiling village of an Eden-Land. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1896.




In Time for Coming Crops.

 It is authentically stated that the Carencro Sugar Mill will be converted into a refinery ready for work in time to take off the coming crop. Parties from Baton Rouge have taken some $12,000 of stock in the new plant, part of which sum will be paid in machinery. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1896.




Fell from Train.

 A fire-man by the name of Lee Tramwell, running on the L. W. Division fell from his train while in motion a few miles from Lafayette rendering him unconscious and inflicting slight injuries. His absence was not discovered till the train reached the yards.  A searching party was immediately sent out, and his unconscious body was discovered in the ditch several miles away, Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1896.


Early Closing.

 The "early closing" movement for the Summer, had been "knocked out" for a season, at least, because of the refusal of three or four of the larger retail stores to enter into the agreement. The Advertiser believes the merchants have taken a wrong view of the question and are missing one of the good things of our lives. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1896.

Martin Begnaud's Store.

 Messrs. Albert Trahan and Desire Doucet, two of our most popular young men, have recently bought the store and stock of the late Martin Begnaud at Scott, at which place they will conduct a general merchandise business. These young men are highly esteemed by all who know them. The Advertiser wishes them a brilliant success in their undertaking. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1896.


 Fatal Shooting.

 A fatal shooting occurred on last Saturday night between Damonville Babineaux and Albert Arceneaux, both colored, which resulted in the latter's death on Sunday. It is said that Babineaux's wife, at whose house the killing occurred, was the cause of the difficulty. Babineaux was brought here on Monday by constable Simonet Breaux and lodged in jail. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1896.



Entertainment at Mt. Carmel.

 The entertainment given at the Mount Carmel Convent last Wednesday evening, was partly a disappointment, so far as attendance was concerned, which was owing to the inclemency of the weather, a heavy storm began to approach just before the hour for opening preventing many from reaching the entertainment. There were a number however who braved the weather despite its threatening aspect, and the attendance was, after all, a very fair one. The exercises were creditably rendered, and the program was interesting. The prize for the most popular young lady pupil, was a main feature of the evening, being awarded to Miss Florence McKeon. The flower drill was especially pretty and unique. The young ladies and Sisters of the Convent have every cause to congratulate themselves on the pleasing character and success of their entertainment.

 On account of the unfavorable weather existing on last Wednesday evening, ad more especially to satisfy the wishes of a good number of persons, the sisters of Mount Carmel Convent will repeat their entertainment of that evening.

 Admission fee will be reduced to 50 cts. for reserved seats, and 25 cts. general admission. The date of the entertainment is set for Thursday June 25th at 8 o'clock.

 Tickets for sale at the Advertiser Office.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1896.


FIRST COMMUNION DAY.

 I will be in Lafayette June 24th for the express purpose of making photographs of first communion children. Will do all work in my line coming to me that day. Will be at my former gallery over the Moss Pharmacy.
   All work guaranteed.
J. C. HANDLEY.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1896.





Falk Indorsed.

   New Orleans, June 15th, 1896.
 To the editor of the Times-Democrat:

 This is to certify that we, the undersigned, have investigated and tested thoroughly Mr. Hilbert L. Falk's claim of being able to photograph the soft and hard tissues of the human body. With his special plates and screens, we have put him to the severest of tests, and we, the undersigned, do hereby declare Mr. Falk's claim to be genuine in every respect. Hoping you will publish this, we are, very respectfully,
                    L. C. LEWELL, DR. J. M. FERGUSON, J. A. REHAGE, A. V. FAZENDE, T. P. FLAHERTY, DR. F. LOEBER. From the New Orleans Picayune and in the Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1896.



THE ADVERTISER'S TELEPHONE.


 Hello, Advertiser !
 - Hello! We are listening.
 I was told the reason given by a certain merchant in Lafayette for not joining in the early closing movement was that he could not see what the difference closing the stores early this summer would make to the merchants of Lafayette, in a hundred years from now. Good bye.
- Pretty good. Ha ! ha ! ha ! Good bye.

 Hello, Mr. Van der Cruyssen !
 - Hello Miss _____. Glad to be of service to you.
 I want to talk to you about a very serious matter and wish you would not make any mention of it to anybody. Several of us young ladies have been discussing the subject of marriage lately, and we have discovered to our great disappointment that we girls outnumber the young men in the proportion of worse than "16 to 1", and now the question arises who of the 16 is to get that 1. The problem is certainly a most important one and we would be glad of your help toward a solution of it.
 - The young ladies have the sympathy and best wishes of The Advertiser but we cannot well see of what use we van be in the present predicament; we will think the matter over.

 Hello Exhchange! They are still going not too fast not too slow but holding their own and winning friends.
 - I don't understand you. T. M.
 Why I mean those solid Silver Tinsel belts, not those made of Military braid, there is the same difference between the Tinsel belt and Military braid belt as in using a trunk strap for a leather belt. Did you ever watch a woman put on or take off a trunk strap, either on a trunk or on herself? Did you ever see a strap thereafter? Then let her try out Solid Silver Tinsel belts, and see her delight at finding a belt that hooks itself just as tight as she desires, and opens in a second.
- T. M. Biossat The Jeweler has all styles of belts at all prices.

 Hello, Advertiser !
 - Hello, Moss Bros. & Co.
 We want to say that out trade on fresh country butter and nice soda crackers is growing larger all the time. We were told a dozen or more times a day that ours are the only really nice crackers in town, and that the butter we sell, both country and city butter, is also the nicest and freshest to be had here, and judging from the quantity of these articles we dispose of every day we cannot help being impressed with the truth of these assertions. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1896.

    


FALK'S X-RAYS.
Exhibited for the Benefit of the Arena Club.

Last night Mr. H. L. Falk gave a practical demonstration of his X-rays to the Arena Club, which had been invited by him to investigate his system.

 Quite a number of the members were present, and a committee, called the investigating committee, was appointed, consisting of Dr. J. M. Ferguson and Messrs. T. P. Flaherty, J. P. Thornbury and L. C. Ferrall.

 Dr. Ferguson's brain was first photographed, then the hand of Miss Bessie Runnels, who claimed that she had a portion of a needle in the flesh of her hand. This however, did not appear on the plate, which was explained by Mr. Falk, who said that evidently the bony structure of her hand interfered.

 The next photograph taken was that of the hand of Dr. Ferguson. During the war Dr. Ferguson received a pistol wound in the hand, which resulted in shattering the bones of the hand in such a manner that the knuckle bones assumed their normal shape. Before submitting his hand to be photographed, the doctor secreted a small watch key between the second and third fingers, without informing Mr. Falk. This was intended to be a test of the genuineness of the method used by Mr. Falk.

 The exposure was duly made, taking about twelve minutes, and when the plate was developed the peculiar structure of the shattered bones of the doctor's hand came out perfectly, as did the watch key, showing the shape of the key in such a manner that is was possible to recognize the object. From the New Orleans Picayune and in the Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1896.




Police Jury Proceedings.

           Lafayette, La., June 10, 1896.
 The Police Jury met this day in special session with the following members present: R. C. Landry, A. D. Landry, C. C. Brown, J. G. St. Julien, H. M. Durke, Alf. A. Delhomme, Alfred Hebert and J. W. Broussard.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 On motion Messrs. C. C. Brown, Alf. A. Delhomme and R. C. Greig were appointed to examine the treasurer's office, call his vouchers and grant him a quietus to date.

 The Jury then took a recess until one o'clock p. m.

 On reassembling Sheriff Broussard appeared and represented that his contract with the parish for all criminal work and expired on June 6. He therefore asked that the same contract be renewed for a term of four years. By motion the proposition of Sheriff Broussard to renew his contract for four years at $2,300 per annually was accepted and the president authorized to sign said contract on the part of the Police Jury. Ayes: Brown, Delhomme, Durke, Broussard and A. D. Landry.  Nays:  St. Julien, R. C. Landry and Hebert.

 The drainage committee of the 5th ward submitted the following report which was ordered filed:

 To the Honorable Police Jury of Lafayette Parish:

 We the undersigned committee of drainage for the 5th ward of Lafayette parish, do hereby submit our final report with work done and sums paod as follows:

 Hedge cut and ditch made on -

    Lafayette & St. Martin road ... 13 acres
    Broussard & Royville road ... 26 acres
    Royville & St. Martin ... 12 acres
    Total work done ... 51 acres 1894.

    Aug. 21. Amt. pd. Primeaux Bros. $27.50
    Aug. 23. Amt. pd. O. Landry ... $35.00
    Sept. 5. Amt pd. Primeaux Bros. ... $15.00
    Sept. 15. Amt. pd. F. Comeaux ... $12.00
    Jan. 30. Amt. pd. F. Comeaux ... 12.00
   May 13. Amt. pd. Primeaux Bros. ... $29.00
   Oct. 24. Amt. pd. Primeaux Bros. ... 25.10
   Total ... $200.00
          J. E. LANGLINAIS, LUCAS BERNARD, 5th Ward Drainage Committee.
  Broussard, La., May 30, 1896.
      Mr. St. Julien, member of the 5th ward, exhibited receipts in full for the above amount of $200 dollars and they were ordered filed and attached to said statement.

  By motion each and every road overseer is hereby required to report to the Police Jury at its next sitting, a full list of all parish property in their respective wards.

 A communication from Representative Scranton, as regards the boundary line between Lafayette and Acadia parishes was read and laid over.

 Mr. Caffery submitted the following statement as to collections made by him:

 To the Hon. President and Members of the Police Jury Lafayette Parish: I beg to report that under my agreement with you, to collect delinquent licenses due the parish for the years 1894 and 1895. I have collected and paid to the sheriff and ex-officio tax collector, the sum of one thousand and seven hundred and twelve 50/100 dollars.
                                    CHAS. D. CAFFERY,
                                        June 10, 1896.

 The treasurer submitted his monthly report as follows:

 To the President and Members of the Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette:

 GENTLEMEN: The following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of parish funds since my last report:

   May 2, 1896.  To balance on hand ... $1,492.26
   May 19, Amt. from Geo. Malagarie for stock sold in April ... $3.75
  May 21, To amt. from tax-collector, taxes collected in April ... $118.35
  May 21, To amt. from tax-collector, licenses collected in April ... $210.00
   Total ... $1,824.36

 CR.

  May 21. By amt. 5 per cent com. tax recorder on taxes ... $5.91
  May 21. By amt. 5 per cent com. tax collector on licenses ... $10.50
  May 30. By amt. for jurors and witnesses' certificates ... $16.60
  June 9. By amount for app'd orders ... $1,66.55
      Total ... $1,693.56

DR.

 To balance on hand ... $130.30
     Respectfully Submitted,
        WM. CLEGG, Parish Treasuerer.

  Lafayette, La., June 10, 1896.

 The committee appointed to examine the treasurer's office submitted the following report which was adopted:

 To the Hon. Police Jury:  We the undersigned appointed to examine the treasurer's office, cancel his vouchers and grant him a quietus, would respectfully report that we have performed the duty assigned and find the books and accounts correct exhibited a cash balance of $136.80 in favor of the parish.
   (Signed):  C. C. BROWN, ALF. A. DELHOMME, R. C. GREIG.
       Lafayette, La., June 10, 1896.
  A supplemented statement of the tax-collector showed that he had just covered into the treasury, the sum of $1.058.23, which added to the amount reported by the above committee makes the actual cash balance $1,195.03.

 The following accounts were approved:

   Alex. Richard, drainage 4th ward ... $34.00
   Sevigne Bernard, drainage 4th ward ... $11.25
   A. Gladu, coroner's fees ... $6.00
   E. G. Voorhies, notary fees ... $2.50
   Wm. Clegg, sundries ... $12.30
   Alf. Hebert, sundries for jail ... $37.15
   Mrs. J. J. Revillon, sundries ... $11.15
   I. A. Broussard, feeding prisoners ... $95.90
   L. Lacoste, repairs on jail, etc.
   Wm. Graser, repairs clerk's office ... $1.50
   Rufus Hoffpauir, clerk of election ... $5.00
   Sam Dugas, repairs on jail sewer ... $6.00
   H. Theall, nails, etc. ... $7.80
   Adrien Theall, drainage 4th ward ... $25.00
   Jules Trahan, drainage 4th ward ... $14.85
   Darmas Vincent, drainage 4th ward ... $17.50
   Ursin Blanchard, drainage 4th ward ... $45.50
   Theodule Broussard, drainage 4th ward ... $21.65
   Lazar Mouton, drainage 4th ward ... $12.25
   Theodule Broussard, drainage 4th ward ... $15.75
   Adelma Martin, drainage 3rd ward ... $40.00
   Aymar Guidry, drainage 3rd ward $25.00
   L. Billaud, sharpening plows ... $2.20
   J. C. Buchanan, R. R. Assessor ... $3.95
   R. C. Greig, secty, P. J. for 1895-96 ... $30.00
   A. D. Verrot, Geo. W. Beadle, Dedier Verrot, Severin Bonin, Eloi Bonin, F. Siadous, Edward Judice, Pierre Dugas, Lucien Landry, Jno. Marsh, coroner's jurors, each ... $2.10
   A. Judice, nails ... $464

 The account of A. Judice for school supplies furnished Scott public school was rejected in the sum of $59.04.

 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
R. C. LANDRY, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1896.




 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 6/20/1896.

 The First Communion ceremonies will take place at the catholic church, next Wednesday.

 Archbishop Janssens of New Orleans was the guest of Rev. Father Forge last Thursday.

 Miss Dedelle Roussel, one of Pattersonville's charming belles, is the guest of the Misses Cornay.

 Dr. S. S. Rushing of Alexandria, farther of Mrs. T. M. Biossat, spent a few hours in Lafayette, Monday.

 The order of the Catholic Knights was organized last Sunday with a roll of ten members; many more are expected to join.

 Man Lee is the name of the proprietor of the new laundry established in Lafayette. See his card in another column.

 Grand Concert on the 8th of July by the pupils of Miss Boas' school at Falk's Opera House. We will publish the programme in our next issue.

 The tannery of Mr. P. LeDanois was put in working order during the week and Mrs. LeDanois is again ready to purchase hides. Office at Mr. Aug. Degrez office.

 We return thanks to Mr. Geo. H. DeClouet for invitation to commencement exercices of Washington & Lee University, Va. The invitation card is pretty and tasty to a degree. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1896.



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 From the Lafayette Advertiser of June 20th, 1891:


BEFORE JUDGE O. C. MOUTON.

 Last Saturday the preliminary examination of the case of Jean Louis Andrus, Walter Foreman, Carrie Goldstein, and others on the charge of having robbed the old man Henry Chase of some $300, was tried by Judge O. C. Mouton, and after a thorough examination the Judge ordered that Carrie Goldstein, Philogene Williams, Jean Louis Andrus and Adele Squire, furnish bond to appear at the next term of the District Court. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1891.


 St. Aloysius.

 On Sunday, to-morrow, the members of the Society of St. Aloysius will attend the high mass in full parade, it being St. Aloysius' feast day, and we learn that Rev. Father Forge will make them an address. This society is for the good and welfare of the young Catholic youths of this community and was organized here on the 15th of February, 1891, by Rev. Father Healy. The society is now in a most flourishing condition, is composed of some of the best boys in the parish, and deserves the encouragement of all devoted Catholics. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1891.



THE DROUGHT BROKEN.

 Mr. Editor. - On Sunday the 14th inst., our long, drought suffering population saw with the most pleasurable anticipation dark clouds gathering in the West, portending the much needed rain. It fell!  The parched earth absorbed it immediately and the suffering plants seemed to rejoice as the vivifying element furnished to their roots the much needed moisture. Now all is alive again. The long faces of our farmers, which were sad before, are now all smiles. Two farmers were admiring the rain, when one said: "What a fine rain, it will make things come out of the ground." His friend answered, "Well, just so my old mother-in-law does not come out."
       (Signed)    E. Mcd.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1891.




Surprise Party.

 Sunday evening a most enjoyable surprise party was given at the hospitable home of Mrs. Albert Judice, and the young people participating were: Misses Alix Judice, Althea Roy, Anastasie Bonnemaison, Aimee Mouton, Estelle Gerac, Martha Mouton, Lea Gladu, Carmelite and Eugenie Mouton, Marie and Louise Revillon and Zerelda Bailey, and Messrs. Leo Judice, Rodolph Roy, Alfred and Sidney Mouton, Arthur Breaux, George Richard, Gaston Gladu, Felix Salles, Emmanuel Pellerin, George Doucet and Pierre Gerac, Jr.
Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1891.


Dissatisfied With Cotton Crops.

 Our friend Ambroise Chiasson called to see us Wednesday. He does not seem to be very well satisfied with the crop prospects in his section of the parish, owing to the long continued drought. He reports that rain has fallen in several places, but he only got a light shower a few days since, which is the first he had had in the past three months. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1891.



Pellerin Holding Down the Fort.

 Our clever young telegraph operator at the depot here during the day, J. D. Davis, has got a leave of absence for three weeks, and will rusticate. Mr. B. J. Pellerin holds down his place during his absence, and will do it to our entire satisfaction. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1891.


Harvest Time.

 An ordinary observer would say: "Oh! there is nothing doing in the part of the country; but go up and down the road, and watch the creditable showing made all along, and you will say that Southwest Lousiana will be up with the balance of the world when it comes to "harvest time." Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1891.


Knights of Honor.

 The Excursion of the Knights of Honor, from Morgan City to Galveston, which we spoke of last week, is certainly to come off on Friday, the 24th day of July. Trains will leave Morgan City at 7 o'clock, a. m.; and will arrive at Galveston at about six o'clock of the same evening. The fare for the round trip from Lafayette is only $6.00. Messrs. E. H. Vordenbaumen, A. Labe and C. P. Alpha are the gentlemen who will have charge of the excursion train. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1891. 



 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 6/20/1891.

 We had a fair rain in Lafayette on Sunday evening, the 14th, and several sprinkle since. The streets are free of dust, which makes things pleasant, but water is a scarcity in town. 

 A quarterly meeting will be held at M. E. Church South, to-day and to-morrow, Saturday and Sunday. The public are invited to attend.

 Last Saturday evening Miss Estelle Gerac entertained a few friends in honor of her guest, Miss Althea Roy.

 Mr. J. B. Peres will give a brand ball at his hall on Saturday, June the 27th inst. The lovers of the dance are invited to attend.

 Dr. Eugene Chacherie and wife, of Algiers, and Miss Maud White, of Opelousas, were in town this week visiting relatives.

 We had the pleasure of a visit Thursday morning from Mr. Antoine Guidry. He reports that a good refreshing rain fell in his neighborhood last Monday.

 The Teachers' Institute will be held in this place commencing on Monday the 22nd and ending on Friday the 27th of June. A large number of people will no doubt be in attendance.

 Dr. Franklin Mouton is having a neat office built on the corner of Washington and Vermilion streets. The work is being done by Mr. Sarrazin Broussard.

 To-morrow, Sunday, the Southern Pacific Company will run two regular passenger trains per day, one arriving here at about 1 o'clock p. m. and the other at 12 o'clock at night.

 Sheriff I. A. Broussard left Wednesday morning with Bazile Mouton (col.) for the Jackson (La.) Insane Asylum, who was recently interdicted by Judge O. C. Mouton.

 Mr. Paul Laurent, of Lake Arthur, is here spending a few weeks at the store of Mr. Arthur Hebert, where he is assisting in the work. We wish Paul would locate with us.

 The frequent showers during the week, although not as heavy as desired, have done a great deal of good. We are hopeful yet of good crops.

 Mr. Louis Domengeaux's building near the depot, on Lincoln avenue, recently used as a livery stable, is now being altered and improved, and will be used for a storehouse. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1891.


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 From the Lafayette Advertiser of June 20th, 1874:

THE WHITE LEAGUE.

 The movement in this parish to organize a "White League," has already met with serious opposition. It would seem necessary, to insure the least success, that all the white people should be enlisted in the cause. If this cannot be accomplished and its agitation has the effect of dividing the whites, the movement will prove a failure. Many white citizens express the conviction, that the evils complained of, might be more safely and surely corrected by other means and that the desperate remedy proposed by the League, is very questionable and dangerous. Such questions as these are frequently asked: Supposing all the whites band together against the Republican party, what can they accomplish ?  Would that reduce the Republican minorities ?  Would it secure better local officers in the parishes where the whites are in the minority, or even where they are in the majority ?  Will not this movement naturally increase the distrust and estrangement of the blacks towards the whites ?  If the objects of the League, (and its advocates do not deny it) tend to excite and precipitate a war of races, what would be the horrible consequences of such a calamity ?

 As these and other questions and the policy of this movement, we presume, will be fully discussed, our readers will be duly prepared to form an opinion of their own. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1874.



 Railroad News.

 The Brashear News of the 13th says: With the many advantages which Morgan's La. and Texas Railroad has labored under since a portion of their track has been submerged, they have worked against them nobly. The passenger train will run through to-day, and we are informed that the freight train will be running through by July 5th. From the Brashear News and in the Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1874.


 Serious Accident.

 The bad condition of the bridge at the intersection of Washington and Vermilion streets, a few days ago, came near the cause of a serious accident. There are several other bridges in similar condition, and we call the attention of our Town Council to the necessity of prompt action in the matter, to avoid liability for damages, to which the Corporation will certainly be subject. Lafayette Advertiser 6/20/1874.



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