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From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 13th, 1897:



(How will we make it on...) 
Five Cent Cotton?


 Cotton at 5 cents a pound and less is not of a cheering influence to the farmer who has not yet learned that the first principle of successful farming is to produce his own hog and homing at home. The wail of the toiler of the sod hereabout is loud and prolonged just now when he experiences with full force the meaning of buying 8 cents meat with 5 cents cotton. To express his condition in the vernacular of the day, he is simply "not in it."

 In a country so lavishly favored as is ours there can be no extendation for the disadvantageous position in which the great body of farmers are now placed, and it would seem that the lesson once learned ought never to be forgotten. The financial panic of 1893 forced on our people the necessity of diversifying their crops to obtain the mainstay of life. Without money and without credit the farming population had to raise "hog and hominy" or suffer privation, and the result of the enforced experiment proved most gratifying to the farmer, for he learned that by proper exertion he could make himself perfectly independent of the North, the East and the West, as regarded the major part of his home requirements. Because the farmer gave much of his time to the cultivation of those things needed for his daily sustenance he had but little time left to devote to the growing of cotton, but then he did not feel the need of cotton as his mainstay because he was so well provided for in all other respects, and what money he realized from the fleecy staple stood him in the nature of a surplus. The larder being well filled the year round from the resources of the farm, the cotton money did not have to be spent for meat and lard and flour, but found a better use in procuring the conveniences that could not advantageously be produced at home, such as clothing, shoes, and the like of these. When limited to this use a little money will go a very long ways, but when money is needed to buy even lard for the home of the man who ought to be a manufacturer and vendor of lard, himself, cotton at 5 cents a pound is bound to the be the wreck of the farmer and will not fail to drive him to the wall in rapid order.

 The farmer of Lafayette who is not in easy circumstances owes it to his own improvidence. With the favorable influences that surround him he ought to be well-to-do, if not actually prosperous. The conditions of soil and climate are present here to make him as independent as a monarch if he will but utilize his opportunities with energy and intelligence. 

 The currency problem, or any other unfathomable therein, ought never to affect the condition of his larder - the question of good roads only, having a claim on his attention because it bears a direct relation to his well being because it bears a direct relation to his well being in the same way as does the home production of "hog and hominy."

 The farmer of this country must come to his senses before it is too late for him to recoup. There must be a change of methods, and permanent change it must be. He must SELL meat not buy it; he must SELL corn, not buy it; he must SELL lard, not buy it; he must SELL butter, not buy it; he must SELL sugar, not buy it; he must SELL rice, not buy it - then, and not until them, will he be able to raise "5 cent" cotton with profit.
 Lafayette Advertiser 11/13/1897.




Quarantine should be raised...

NOTICE.

 The following was adopted by the Board of Health on Nov. 11th and is now in force.

 "There being no more yellow fever in Franklin, Be it resolved that the Board of Health do recommend to the City Council that quarantine from this day be raised against Franklin and the parish of St. Mary.

 Be it further resolved that from this day quarantine be declared raised against New Orleans with the exception of persons and dry goods and cotton bagging; - the latter may be admitted provided it is accompanied with proper certificate of disinfection."
 (Lafayette, La.)
Nov. 12th, 1897, Chas. D. Caffery, Mayor.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/13/1897.  






A CALL. - In view of the rapid decline of yellow fever, in the city of New Orleans, and as a chairman of the Franklin conference, I respectfully invite, the members of the several Boards of Health, of the parishes of St. Mary, Iberia, St. Martins and Lafayette, who adopted the quarantine rules and regulations , enacted by the Franklin conference, as well as all other members of the Boards of Health, from parishes along the line of the Southern Pacific to the Texas line; the Louisiana Western and Texas Pacific throughout Louisiana to the Texas line-to meet in conference, at Lafayette, on Wednesday the 17th day of November, 1897, for the purpose of modifying or entirely abrogating existing quarantine regulations.
ALFRED DUPEERIER, M. D.
Chairman of Franklin Conference.
        A. B. ROMERO,
                         Secretary.

Moss. Bros. & Co. report a fine trade in millinery goods this week.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/13/1897.        

                  
 



Meeting of Teachers.

 The meeting of the Southern Educational Association to be held in New Orleans, December 28 and 31, inclusive, promises to be one of the largest and most important educational gatherings ever convened. The brainiest men and women of our land will be present to discuss questions of peculiar and vital importance to the school interests of the South. Unity of purpose, uniformity of organization, correlation of studies and many other subjects will receive definite consideration. It is hoped that every Southern educator able to attend, will come and be one of this Grand Council of Education which will have in view the advancement of Southern educational conditions.

 The State of Louisiana, through its State Teachers' Association; New Orleans, through its city officials, its board of directors, 600 or more public school teachers, extend to every Southern teacher and friend of Southern education the heartiest and most cordial invitation to be present. No better opportunity to visit the metropolis of the South will ever be presented, a visit that can be made the event of a life time.

 New Orleans with the many historic memories of French and Spanish colonial days clinging about its quaint foreign-looking streets, it amusement-loving population, its hospitable and cultivated people, its many features of commercial, educational, and historical interests, possesses a peculiar fascination over the minds of intelligent tourists, thousands of whom journey southward every winter.

 Local arrangements for the reception and entertainment of visiting teachers and their friends are already in an advanced stage of completion. Pledges of the very lowest railroad rates have been secured, hotel and boarding house rates will be most moderate and will be carefully arranged for by a special local committee. Enjoyable excursions to the jetties at the mouth of the Mississippi, to sugar plantations, which will then be in full operation, and to various points of interest in and about New Orleans will be organized. No pains will be spared to make the visit a pleasant one. The exercise of the Southern Educational Association will certainly make it a very profitable one. Full and further information of the meeting may be secured from the office of the local committee who have in charge the arrangements for the convention:

 N. J. Schwartz, chairman executive committee; Capt. T. J. Woodward, finance; Hon. E. T. Florence, hall and place of meeting; C. A. Farwell, reception; F. F. Hansell, excursions; Miss Marion Brown, information and correspondence; Henry E. Chambers, press, printing and advertising; Hon. Warren Easton, hotels; A. T. Moss, transportation; J. H. Dader, music; Ed Curtis, decoration; John R. Conniff, general secretary executive council.

 All inquiries must be addressed to Headquarters Executive Council, 610 Camp street, New Orleans.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/13/1897.       




THE CONCERT
 

 The concert given by Mrs. Eugenie Derbes and pupils Nov. 6th. inst., proved to be a grand success financially as well as socially.

 The program had been selected with great care, and was unusually brilliant one, comprising selections from some of the finest operas; and it is useless to say each number was rendered with marked ability by the pupils, who showed great progress under the able instructions of their gifted teacher.

 When Mrs. Derbes appearedn the stage to sing, by request, she heldher audience spellbound by the marvelous strength, richness, and flexibility of her wonderful voice, and the tremendous storm of applause which greeted her final bow, expressing the sincere appreciation of the vast audience for both her singing and charming personality.

 The selections of Messrs. H. A. Van der Cruyssen, of this place, and F. Pellerin of New Orleans, were exceedingly well performed and enthusiastically encored.

 The instrumental duet and solo, by Misses E. Jaufroid, D. Guerie, and D. Jaufroid,were faultlessly executed, and elicited much praise.

 Miss Emma Falk, in her usual charming manner entertained the audience with two beautiful songs, which were well received.

 Miss Isaure Mc. Daniel sang with fine voice showing marked progress for a few months study. In her recitations Miss Mc. Daniel was sublime, her gestures being graceful and appropriate, her narrating proving highly entertaining.

 Miss Lucille Revillon deserves special mention owing to the excellent way in which she sang her difficult part. She possesses an unusually sweet voice, and her piece brought out all its sweetness and strength.

 Mr. B. Comus did remarkably well, and his song was highly appreciated.

 Miss Manie Revillon is deserving of much praise for the excellent manner of singing her difficult song which brought out all the good points of her rich voice.

 Miss Anna Cavel completely captivated the audience with her Italian selection.

 The vocal duet by Misses Manie Revillon and Isaure Mc. Daniel, was exceedingly sweet and pretty, and very well rendered. The young ladies were tremendously applauded, and graciously responded to an encore by repeating the catchy chorus. 
What's The News?
Lafayette Advertiser 11/13/1897





Races!

 Races will be run at Louis Whittington's track Sunday, November 28th, 1897, between horses belonging to Alex Landry of Lafayettte, Gustave Duhon, of Isle des Cannes and Dupre Broussard of Abbeville. Distance 17 arpents and for a purse of $75.00.

 Races will begin at 9 o'clock. Other races will take place during the day. Admission if free. Lafayette Advertiser 11/13/1897.





Police Jury Proceedings.

         Lafayette, La., Nov. 4, 1897.
  The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present:  R. C. Landry, Ben Avant, Jno. E. Primeaux, John Whittington, Jr., Alfred Hebert and Alonzo Lacy. Absent:  M. Billeaud, Jr., and C. C. Brown.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 Health officer A. R. Trahan appeared and asked that the Jury adopt the regulations and schedule promulgated by the New Orleans Board of Trade, under supervision of the United States Marine Hospital Service. By motion the said regulations were adopted and it was resolved that all goods bearing the certificate of the U. S. Marine service, be admitted into the parish, subject only to restrictions imposed by said service.

 Mr. Avant, on behalf of the committee appointed to examine into the representations of M. Melancon, and others, praying for a right of way across the property of Valsin Martin under provisions of Act 54 of 1896, reported that the committee had performed the duty imposed and had found the facts, set forth in the petition of M. Melancon and others to be true. A motion to grant the right of way as prayed for was lost by a tie vote and the matter was postponed until next meeting.

 A petition from Col. G. A. Breaux praying for the right of way across the property of Mr. G. Bienvenu under provisions of Act No. 54 of 1896, was read and Messrs. Ben Avant, C. C. Brown, and Jno. Whittington, Jr., were appointed to ascertain all the facts and allegations of the said petition and to report the same to the jury at its next regular meeting. The committee shall hear both parties in interest and the secretary shall notify Mr. G. Bienvenu of this resolution and of the intended investigation by the committee herein named
  By motion of Mr. Primeaux, the following jury of freeholders was appointed to trace and lay out a public road forty feet wide according to law leading from the property of Desire Langlinais, to the property of Alfred LeBlanc, assess all damages, and report to this body: Clement Romero, Arthur Comeaux, Odillon Blanchet, Ben Flanders, Raphael Guidry, Maximillian Rouly.

 Eloi Broussard was appointed bridge keeper of Darmas Broussard bridge at the rate of $100.00 per annum, until further notice.

 The sum of $68.00 was appropriated for the Jos. C. Broussard public school, in the first ward, and the sum of $20.00 for the Duson school in the second ward.

 Mr. Avant appointed Alex. M. Broussard member of drainage committee for the 2d ward, in place of David Spell.

 The sum of $9.50 was ordered refunded Dr. G. W. Scranton, on account of beef sold by constable.

 Messrs. C. D. Caffery and R. C. Greig were appointed to attend to the demand made by Clerk E. G. Voorhies for boxes to file archives.

 The donations of land for public roads by the following persons were read, accepted and ordered recorded:  Denis Trahan, Francis Sellers, Alexander Duhon, Felix Maikes, Donacien Hebert, Raymond Trahan, Hiliare Broussard, Eugene Hebert, Marcial Hebert, Dosite Duhon, Joseph Thibodeaux Isodore Vincent, Hiliare Hebert, Hiness Trahan, Joseph Hebert, Adam Cormier, Julien Hebert and Madame Olivia Hebert.

 The fury of freeholders appointed to lay out a public road, from J. A. Laneuville's land to Vermilion parish submitted the following report which was adopted the road declared a public highway and the sum of $20.00 appropriated and set aside for damages assessed:

 To be continued.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/13/1897.   



  

  







Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 11/13/1897.


 Miss E Bell has lately accepted the position of book keeper and correspondent at Moss Bros. & Co.'s.

 Just as soon as it will be considered safe to do so, the skilled labor needed to prosecute work on the water works and electric light plant will be allowed to come in from New Orleans, and then we may hope to see this undertaking brought to a successful completion.

 Mrs. Arthur Voohries' and her daughter are sojourning at Mrs. E. E. Mouton's hotel.

 Hon. Rob. Broussard of New Iberia was in town Monday.

 Dr. F. Mayer of Opelousas was a visitor during the week.

 Fire Grates, Blowers, Ash Pans, Stove Pipes, & etc. for Winter can be found at Mouton & Hopkins.

 The decline in the number of new cases of yellow fever reported at New Orleans for the past few days is marvelous considering the meteorological conditions.

 Everything is running along quite smoothly these days at the Cotton Oil Mill and at the Lafayette sugar refinery.

 The town of Lafayette is specially well provided with oyster stands this season, there being six up to date and more to hear from.


 Fine's table butter, at Mouton & Hopkins.

 Moss & Mouton are now ready to issue receipts to their customers. Don't come all at once. Any time before the first of December will answer.

 If you don't believe Sanders can put you in a good saddle for $10.00, call and see for yourself.

 BIRTHS
 Mrs. T. Eves, a daughter.
 Mrs. W. A. Chachere, a boy.
 Mrs. O. Wischan, a boy.
 Mrs. S. Veazey, a boy.

 Full rigged saddle's at Sander's shop at $10.00.

 Judge Julian Mouton is holding court at New Iberia.

 If cotton is cheap so is coffee and sugar. Best grade yellow clarified sugar at 5 cents a pound, and coffee of every fair quality at 10 cents a pound, at Moss Bros. & Co.'s.

Complaint is being made about the slow delivery of mail from the depot at this post office after the arrival of the train.
 

 The oyster saloon of Mr. John O. Mouton is certainly a gem, (an oyster pearl.) The furniture constructed by Mr. Numa Broussard is a fair sample of this gentleman's work.

 We regret to announce the departure of Mrs. Eugenie Derbes. Lafayette is positively losing a good music teacher, and to prove the esteem in which she was held by her pupils, every one of them was at the train Wednesday to bid her adieu. Mrs. Derbes will reside at Chicago in the future where we hope to hear of her continued success. You can get suited in dress goods, suited in style, quality and price, at Moss. Bros. & Co.'s.

 Since the restriction of non-intercourse with neighboring parishes has been revoked, the town has been greatly enlivened by the arrival and departure of each day of residents of the surrounding towns.

Lafayette Advertiser 11/13/1897.










 From the Lafayette Gazette of November 13th, 1897:



NOT THE PROPER STUFF FOR KIDS.

 When we defended this community against the idiotic attacks of a motley gang of loud-mouthed and hair-brained kickers we did not intend to tread upon the editorial toes of our esteemed local contemporary. This town had been maligned by a job-lot of self-appointed critics whose vain attempts at satire were reproduced by the Advertiser, for the purpose, we are informed, of "entertaining the little children of the town." It strikes us that if the editor of the Advertiser desires to print a children's department for the edification of the "younger generation" he should at least be more judicious in the selection of the matter for the benefit of his juvenile readers. It is hardly possible that the "little children of this town," for whom our friend is showing such unstinted affection, can either amused or edified by reading a whole column of ill-considered and badly written stuff in which their dadies are pictured as an aggregation of defenseless ninnie and long-eared galoots.

 For divers and sundry reasons The Gazette man has never been called upon to perform any fatherly duties, nevertheless he ventures the opinion that that kind of stuff will hardly do for the kid department of a newspaper.
Lafayette Gazette 11/13/1897.




A Large Stock.

 The wide-awake merchant, Leon Plonsky, who never lets an opportunity pass to put in a large and well assorted stock of goods, has made extensive preparations this season to supply the people of this town and parish with anything they might need in the lines of merchandise in which he deals. His line of shoes can only be appreciated by a visit to his store. He is in a position to suit all of plain and fastidious tastes. He will sell you a pair at any price from 75 cents to $5.00. He sells the justly-famed  Tennent-Stribling shoes and he would like to show them to his customers. His line of boy's suits is the nobbiest that it is possible to see anywhere, and his clothing for grown people is unusually fine and stylish. In fact everything in his store has been selected to please the buyer, who can not fail to be pleased for variety and quality are marked characteristics of his big stock. The ladies, too, will do well to visit this store. In the purchases they have not been forgotten and their wants have been amply provided for. So, all, of both sexes and all ages, are cordially invited to visit Mr. Plonsky's store. Lafayette Gazette 11/13/1897.


 Now's the Time to Buy. - David Pelletier, the well-known shoe drummer for the Tennent-Stribling Company of St. Louis, Mo., informs his friends that he has received a magnificent line of shoes and is now prepared to supply dealers with their spring stocks. Mr. Pelletier represents one of the largest shoe houses in the union and his line of samples consists of all the styles and shapes which will be worn next season. All orders addressed to him at Lafayette will be promptly attended to.
Lafayette Gazette 11/13/1897.



Waterworks and Electric Lights. - Mr. Pasquier, the contractor, and the supervising engineer, Mr. Zell, have written to the local authorities to ascertain if they would be admitted into the town as they desired to come here to work on the water-works and electric light plants. Although the authorities are very anxious to have the work done as soon as possible they decided to wait a while before allowing the New Orleans gentlemen to com in. Only a few weeks will be required to complete the plants and it is to be hoped that work will be resumed at an early day. Had the yellow fever not caused a backset the plants would, in all likelihood, be ready for use at the present time. Let us hope however, that the work will now go on unhindered by yellow fever scares, or scares of any kind.
Lafayette Gazette 11/13/1897.












HARRINGTON'S MURDERER
Captured - Wronged Wife Informs the Authorities.

 A special to the  N. O. Times-Democrat from Abbeville says:  "Quite a startling indictment has been handed in here by the grand jury, which is now in session. The indictment is against Horace Guidry for the murder of Gus Harrington about six years ago. The body of Gus Harrington, who was a very quiet and peaceable citizen, was found floating in the Vermilion river and at the examination it was very evident that he had been murdered, but all efforts to find the guilty party at that time proved futile. It was noted, however, that soon after the killing of Harrington Horace Guidry left his wife and lived with the widow of Harrington. Every additional effort which was made from time to time to find the guilty party failed, and seemingly everything was favorable to stamping out the recollection of the murder until a few days ago, when the former and much-injured wife of Guidry resolved to revenge herself of the wrong she had been made to suffer and came forward and made a clean breast of the whole matter, declaring that Guidry was the murderer and that the killing was done with a hatchet. Guidry is now in jail and will probably be tried during the present term of court." Lafayette Gazette 11/13/1897.   





The Fever Situation.

 The news from New Orleans is most encouraging. A daily increase in the number of new cases shows the happy effect of the recent cold weather. A few days ago more and it is hoped that the fever will be a thing of the past. The quarantine regulations throughout the State are being generally relaxed with the exception of a few towns that are very much scared or are actuated by motives of commercial gain. It is a disgraceful fact and a sad commentary on our present civilization that communities have taken advantage of the misfortune of others to satisfy a morbid appetite for "business," regardless of the despicableness of the means adopted to attain the desired end. During the crises which the good Lord is bringing to an end, we have seen towns arrayed against other towns for purely selfish reasons, reminding one of beasts of prey fighting over a little booty. Lafayette Gazette 11/13/1897.


Heading to the Crescent City.

 From the Football Department of the Sunday States we clip the following:

 The Tulane Team has secured the old Princeton player, Matthews, '96, above referred to, to coach them and Manager Chaffe expects to get good results from his work with the eleven. Matthews, played sub-end to Captain Cochran, of the champion tiger eleven of last year and the year before. He weighs 165 pounds stripped and is said to be a crack-a-jack all round athlete and football player. He will come to the city from Lafayette, La., in a few days.

 The gentleman mentioned in the foregoing item is Mr. Wilson Matthews who has been in Lafayette since about two months. During his short stay here Mr. Matthews has made a large number of friends, who, though pleased that he has secured a desirable position in New Orleans, will regret to see him leave. Being a clever young man as well as good football player The Gazette has no doubt that he will have both a pleasant stay and profitable time in the Crescent City.

 Mr. Matthews also expects to play with the Southern Athletic Club.
Lafayette Gazette 11/13/1897.   



All Except Dry Goods and Cotton Bagging.

 The Board of Health of this town held a meeting Thursday and adopted the following resolutions which will prove of great interest to the people of this town. As will be seen from the resolutions all articles, excepting dry goods and cotton bagging, will be received un-fumigated. In the case of cotton bagging a certificate from the U. S. Marine Service will be required. The resolutions, as signed by Mayor Caffery, are as follows:

NOTICE.

 The following was adopted by the Board of Health of this town on Nov. 11th inst., and is now in force:

 There being no more yellow fever in Franklin,
  Be it resolved, That the Board of Health do recommend to the City Council that quarantine from this day be raised against Franklin and the parish of St. Mary.

 Be it further resolved, That from this day quarantine be declared raised against New Orleans with the exception of persons and dry goods and cotton bagging - the latter may be admitted provided it is accompanied with proper certificate of disinfection.
G. A. MARTIN, M. D.,
Secretary Board of Health,
CHAS. D. CAFFERY, Mayor.
Lafayette Gazette 11/13/1897.




      




Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., Nov. 4, 1897. - The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present:  R. C. Landry, Ben Avant, Jno. E. Primeaux, John Whittington, Jr., Alfred Hebert and Alonzo Lacey.  Absent:  M. Billeaud, Jr., and C. C. Brown.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 Health Officer A. R. Trahan appeared and asked that the Jury adopt the regulations and schedule promulgated by the New Orleans Board of Trade under supervision of the United States Hospital Service. By motion the said regulations were adopted and it was resolved that all goods bearing the certificate of the U. S. Marine service be admitted into the parish, subject only to restrictions imposed by said service.

 Mr. Avant, on behalf of the committee appointed to examine into the representation of Mr. Melancon and others, praying for a right of way across the property of Valsin Martin, under provision of Act 154, of 1896, reported that the committee had performed the duty imposed and had found the facts set forth in the petition of M. Melancon and others to be true. A motion to grant the right of way of prayed for was lost by a tie vote and the matter postponed until next meeting.

 A petition from Col. G. A. Breaux praying for a right of way across the property of Mr. G. Bienvenu under provisions of Act 54 of 1896 was red and Messrs. Ben Avant, C. C. Brown and Jno. Whittington Jr., were appointed to ascertain all the facts and allegations of said petition and to report the same to the Jury at its next regular meeting. The committee shall hear both parties in interest and the secretary shall notify Mr. G. Bienvenu of this resolution and of the intended investigation by the committee herein named.

 By motion of Mr. Primeaux, the following Jury of freeholders was appointed to trace and lay out a public road forty feet wide according to law leading from the property of Desire Langlinais, to the property of Alfred LeBlanc, assess all damages and report to the body. Clement Romero, Anthin Comeaux, Odillon Blanchet, Ben Flanders, Raphael Guidry and Maximillion Ronly.

 Eloi Broussard was appointed bridge keeper of Darmas Broussard bridge at the rate of $100 per annum until further notice.

 The sum of $69 was appropriated for the Jos. C. Broussard public school, in the first ward, and the sum of $20 for the Duson school in the second ward.

 Mr. Avant appointed Alex. M. Broussard member of Drainage committee for the second ward, in place of David Spell.

 The sum of $9.50 was ordered refunded Dr. G. W. Scranton, on account of beef sold by constable.

 Mr. C. D. Caffery and R. C. Greig were appointed to attend to the demand made by Clerk E. G. Voorhies for boxes to file archives.

 The donations of land for public roads by the following persons were read, accepted and ordered recorded: Denis Trahan, Francois Sellers, Alexander Duhon, Felix Maikes, Donacien Hebert, Raymond Trahan, Hillaire Broussard, Eugene Hebert, Marcial Hebert, Doseti Duhon, Joseph Thibodeaux, Isadore Vincent, Hilaire Hebert, Hineas Trahan, Joseph Hebert, Adam Cormier, Julien Hebert and Madam Olivia Hebert.

 The Jury of Freeholders appointed to trace and lay out a public road from J. A. Laneuville's land to Vermilion parish submitted the following report which was adopted, the road declared a public highway and the sum of $20 appropriated and set aside for damages assessed:

 State of Louisiana, Parish of Lafayette, Aurelien Primeaux, Overton Cade, B. F. Flanders, Odillon Blanchet, Clement Romero and Dr. P. A. Dupleix, do solemnly swear that we will lay out the road now directed to be laid out by the Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette, to the greatest ease and advantage of the inhabitants and with as little prejudice to enclosures as may be - without favor or affection, malice or hatred, and to the best of our skill and abilities. So help us God. And furthermore, that we will truly assess all damages to proprietors, caused by said road, to the best of our judgment and ability. Aurelien Primeaux, Overton Cade, Benj. J. Flanders, J. O. Blanchet, Clement Romero and P. A. Dupleix.

 Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 21st day of September, 1897, D. A. Cochrane Notary Public.

REPORT.

 We, the undersigned Jury of Freeholders of the Parish of Lafayette, duly appointed by the Police Jury of said Parish, to trace and lay out a public road leading from North of L. A. Laneauville's land to Vermilion parish line, the public road running through the lands of the following proprietors to-wit: B. A. Laneuville proprietors to-wit: Between J. A. Lanueville and Marie Graugais, thence between J. A. Laneuville, Oscar Bernard and Slvanie Bosset 14 arpents, between and through Aurelien Primeaux 14 arpents, between Aurelien Primeaux and Desire Broussard 14 arpents, between Overton Cade and Jules Alciator 14 arpents,  between Overton Cade and Marchie Richard 14 arpents, through the lands of Overton Cade 14 arpents, these running on public road east of Bodonis, then in a southwest direction through lands of Overton Cade 28 arpents, reaching the northwest corner of Mrs. O. Theriot's land, then between O. Cade and Mrs. O. Theriot 14 arpents, then between land of B. F. Flanders and P. B. Roy 14 arpents, then between Cesaire Bourq, Jean Bourq and Autelie Theriot 14 arpents, then between Aurelius Hebert, Aurelius Hebert, Jr., and Clement Romero, 14 arpents, then between Jean Landry and J. A. Roy 14 arpents, then between Eraste Trahan and Lucien Duhon 14 arpents, to the Vermilion parish line. Having  been notified of our appointment and of the time and place of meeting by the person first named in said order of appointment; and having severally taken and subscribed the foregoing oath, and having given notice to each and every one of the aforesaid proprietors in writing, at least three days previous, of the time and place of meeting and of the intended laying out of said roads through the lands of said proprietors, which notices were duly served on said proprietors, did meet on the 21st day of September 1897, at Royville, La., the place designated in said notices, and did then and there, in presence of the following named of said proprietors, to-wit: Aurelien Primeaux, Overton Cade, B. F. Flanders, J. O. Blanchet, Clement Romero, and Dr. P. A. Dupleix, proceed to trace and lay out said public road as follows:

 Beginning at Laneuville on the north to the Vermilion parish line on the south, and running thence through the lands of the hereinafter owners thereof for the distance of seven miles and four arpents, taking a strip of twenty feet wide off the land of each one along their common boundary line, which boundary was mutually agreed upon and shown by us by said proprietors, and  by them designated to us, by setting stakes and plowing furrows, so as to be easily visible and recognizable, and thence through the lands of J. A. Laneuville thence through the lands of J. A. Laneuville, Marie Grangais, Oscar Bernard, Sylvanie Bosset, Aurelien Primeaux, Desire Broussard, Overton Cade, Marcelin Richard, Octave Theriot, B. F. Flanders, P. B. Roy, J. A. Roy, Cesaire Bourq, Jean Bourq, Aurelle Theriot, Aurelien Hebert, Aurelien F. Hebert, Jr., C. Romero, Jean Landry, J. A. Roy, Eraste Trahan, Lucien Duhon and Jules Alciator to the termination of said road, which road is forty feet wide throughout its entire length, and was so traced and staked out as to be plainly visible throughout its entire course; and we have caused to be made a plat of said road showing the location and course of said road, and the location of the lands of the different proprietors through which said road runs, and the distance and quantity of land expropriated from each owner of said road, which plat is annexed to this report of said road for reference.

 And we further report that we, said Jury of Freeholders, did on our oaths aforesaid, assess the following damages to proprietors in compensation for their land so taken and expropriated for said road as follows to-wit:

 To J. A. Lanueville $20 and to the other proprietors no damages were assessed, as in our opinion the benefit of said road fully compensates the value of their land taken.

 Done in the Parish of Lafayette, this 21st day of Sept. 1897, Aurelien Primeaux, Overton Cade, B. F. Flanders, J. O. Blanchet, Clement Romero, P. H. Dupleix.

 ENDORSEMENT OF CONSENT.

 I, one of the proprietors named in the written report, do hereby consent to the location and direction of the road as described in the written report, and accompanying plat; and hereby agree to accept the amount of damages allowed me, by said Jury of Freeholders, as by the written report set forth in full compensation of all damages by me sustained, by reason of the expropriation of my land for the use of said road.

 Signed and dated this 21st day of Sept. 1897, Jules Alciator, P. B. Roy, J. A. Roy, Aurelien Primeaux, Overton Cade, B. F. Flanders, Clement Romero, Aurelie Theriot, Marcelin Richard, Sylvanie Bosset, Oscar Bernard, Marie Grangais, Mrs. Octave Theriot, Lucien Duhon, Olime Boudreaux, Jno. Landry, Aurelien J. Hebert, Aurelien E. Hebert, Cesaire Bourq, Desire Broussard John Bourq.
R. C. LANDRY, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
   (Continuation in next issue.)
Lafayette Gazette 11/13/1897.



 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 11/13/1897.

 Judge W. F. Blackman arrived in Lafayette Monday. He left Tuesday with Judge Julian Mouton to hold a session of the Court of Appeals at New Iberia.


 The Gazette is pleased to have Editor Pipes of the Gueydan News reproduce its editorials, but it would be better pleased to see them properly credited.

 Mouton & Hopkins have just received some fres "dove brand" sugar cured hams and breakfast bacons, and picnic hams.

 Mrs. Derbes' concert at Falk's hall last Saturday was very well attended and highly appreciated by the audience. Mrs. Derbes and her scholars are deserving of much praise. The program was well selected and was rendered with much ability.

 Mrs. Arthur Voorhies and daughter, Miss Rose Aimee, came to Lafayette this week from Avoyelles. They are the guests of Mrs. E. E. Mouton and family.

 E. V. Weems, president of the Segura Sugar Manufacturing Company, was in Lafayette this week.

 Dr. Lessly and Prof. Heath, of Carencro, were in Lafayette Thursday.

 A. C. Guilbeau and Prof. Louis Tapissier, of Carencro, transacted business in Lafayette Wednesday.

 Lionel Bienvenu did business in Lafayette this week. One by one the drummers are making their appearance after an enforced absence of over two months.

 Very neat cards have been sent out to announce the marriage of Mr. Gaston Veazey and Miss Louise Guilbeau. The ceremony will be performed at St. John's church on next Monday at 5 o'clock. Lafayette Gazette 11/13/1897.












From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 12th, 1908:

THE INTERCOASTAL CANAL.

 The route of the Intercoastal Canal as at present determined and which will be followed unless some action by the people of this section is taken, is not the best that could be selected either as giving a secure inland waterway or as benefiting the people of south Louisiana. The course of the canal is no near the gulf that it will make it unsafe in bad weather for vessels to navigate it, and it should therefore be a considerable distance north of the present proposed line. This change in the course would result in not alone making the canal available at all times for vessels, but would furnish a much better, more direct, and more advantageous route for all this section.

 The building of the canal, with the improvement of the Vermilion means a water route from Lafayette and this part of the State to New Orleans, and for this reason is a most important matter to the people of this city. We are exceedingly interested in having the canal built through this parish and as far north of the present line contemplated as possible, both because of making the water route to New Orleans more direct and because it will furnish drainage for a section that badly needs it.

 In another column we publish a letter from Dr. A. J. Burkett, of Milton, on the subject, and his suggestion of immediate action in the matter in order to get the subject before the next Congress, should be acted on by the business men of the town and a movement started at once to get data in readiness and to interest Congressman Broussard and either Representatives and also our Senators, so that the route of the canal may be changed. Lafayette Advertiser 11/13/1908.


FACTS ABOUT THE INTERCOASTAL CANAL.

 The following letter from Dr. A. J. Burkett, of Milton, in regard to securing a change in the present proposed route of the Intercoastal Canal, is on a timely subject, and his suggestion of immediate action in the matter should be acted on:

     Milton, La., Nov. 9, 1908.
 To the Editor of The Advertiser,
     Lafayette, La.
 Dear Sir: - I am sending you herein enclosed a letter I received a few days ago from Hon. J. E. Ransdell in response to one I wrote him in regard to the opening up for navigation of our Vermilion Bayou and also that of the Bayou Teche and converting them into a portion of the Intercoastal Canal instead of running the Canal straight across from Grand Lake to Vermilion Bay as is now projected. This is a matter in which we should all be deeply interested; and especially now since the boll weevil disaster has stricken us such a deathly blow. The chances are good that cotton will never be raised successfully here again and therefore the farmer will be forced to raise some other crop. Cane is the crop which they will naturally turn their attention to. But the great problem which now confronts them in raising cane is a way to dispose of it. As there are no refineries and no transportation facilities in reach this problem will be the first to solve. We cannot make anything out of cane until we find a way to dispose of it. It is a heavy crop to handle, and without nearby transportation facilities, better than it requires for cotton, it cannot be successfully raised.

 So this brings us to the point I had in view in writing Mr. Randsdell and in sending you his reply. It is this great question of transportation. Here it is that we are in the midst of and surrounded by as rich and fine a country as can be found anywhere, and now we are plunged into dire distress for the want of some way to transport many crops that could be raised here that would pay far better than cotton and that too through the midst of this fine country flows a stream, that, with the expenditure of a few hundred dollars properly applied could be made a highway of transportation that would be of millions of dollars worth of good to the people. And why is this not done? It seems to me the only answer to that question is that just because NOBODY HAS DONE IT. Everybody seems to stand back and wait for some other one to act.

 Now, Mr. Editor, I am willing to do my part as far as I know how, and I wish to ask you to read over carefully the letter enclosed and if you can find anything in it worthy of commenting on in your valuable paper, or if you think proper publish the letter in toto, why I will gladly have you do so.

 I wrote to Hon. R. F. Broussard about the same time that I wrote to Mr. Ransdell, but up to date have received not reply. I also talked to Hon. F. V. Mouton about this matter and he promised me that he would take up the matter with Mr. Burke, of New Iberia, since which I have heard nothing. The time is now short until Congress will convene and I think this should be so thoroughly worked up that a bill will be put forthwith before Congress and vigorously pushed through to a successful issue. It is as Mr. Ransdell says in his letter that "the initiative in inaugurating it must come from your own people and from your Congressional Representatives." And with once more asking your assistance in this all important matter, I beg to remain,
       Yours very respectfully,
           A. J. BURKETT.

 Congressman Ransdell's letter to Dr. Burkett follows:

         Lake Providence, La., Oct. 27, 1908.
  Dr. A. J. Burkett,
  Milton, P. O., La.

My Dear Sir: -
  Returning from a trip to Louisvile, Ky, where I addressed the Convention of the Ohio Valley Improvement Association, I find your interesting letter of the 17th, which I have carefully read. The project you discuss is worthy of very careful consideration, but I could not give any intelligent opinion on it unless I had all the facts before me, including a survey of the route and an estimate of the cost. The real idea of the promoters of the Intercoastal Canal was that the route as selected by the U. S. Engineers would connect together such streams as the Teche, the Vermilion, the Mermantau, etc., and enable boats to pass freely through this canal from one of them with the other. It is probable that your plan is better, but you can readily appreciate that the initiative in inaugurating it must come from your own people and from your Congressional Representative. I would suggest that you take it up with the officers of the Intercoastal Canal and with Mr. Broussard, and am sure that if you can convince them that this route you propose is better they will attempt to secure it, for all of their efforts in the past seem to have been for the general good of the country. Another consideration which you must bear in mind is that the Intercoastal Canal is destined to be a continuous Waterway from the Mississippi to the Rio Grande, and hence it should be as nearly in a straight line as possible. I shall be glad to hear from you further in the premises and shall consider all your arguments carefully.
   Very respectfully yours,
      JOS. E. RANSDELL.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/13/1908.         


 LAGNIAPPE:
The Greatest Ride in History.

 A territory of 271,000 square miles, comprising Washington, Idaho and Oregon as they are to-day, was saved to the Union by one man. He had the courage and heroism to ride on muleback for three thousand miles. The ride was thrilling, the trial and hardships marvelous, the result a glorious one. The whole story, beautifully illustrated, will be given in the November issue of the Ladies Home Journal, under the title, "When Dr. Whitman Added Three Stars to Our Flag," the closing and most intensely interesting article in the Journal's successful series of "Great Personal Events." The first woman to cross the Rockies figure in the story, which proves beyond a doubt that they preceded Fremont, the "Pathfinder," by six years. Lafayette Gazette 11/13/1897

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