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TOWN AND COUNTRY.
The Police Jury meets next Mon
Court-house Keeper Hirsh has given the
court-house and yards a thorough cleaning
preparatory to the meeting of court next
Judge Debaillon's new law office
is a beauty, of which the judge may
justly feel ' joud, and furnishes ad
ditional evidence of the taste and
skill of the contractor, Mr. Fred
Mr. Felix Salles leaves to-morrow
for New Orleans on a purchasing
tour. It' his intention to buy a
large amount of assorted goods, in
cluding a varied assortement of
ladies dress goods.
Go to Bagarry for a good shave and hair
Bibi Savoy and Joseph Austin,
were jailed Thursday charged with
assault and battery on the person of
Adam Scott, after having been badly
shot by Albert Chargois. The
fracas happened in the neighborhood
of Carencro last Saturday, and all
the parties are negroes.
Mr. Nollive advertises in another
part of the paper a fine farm for
sale. It can be bought at a great
bargain. Tife place is situated only
three miles from town, and the land
is of the greatest fertility.
That popular merchant Mr. Leon
Plonsky calls the attention of the
general public in this issue of The
Gazette to his fresh and well assorted
stock of goods. Mr. Plonsky says
he is ready to give some very low
figures on purchases.
The organization of a Chatau
quan circle in town, besides the
means of instruction it would afford,
would bring the young people to- a
gether and the sociability thus
created could but be a source of
To show the fertility of the soil I
in this town, it is only necessary to (
mention the fact that a man this ,
week, with a sickle had cut from a r
ditch on Lincoln avenue, quite a lot t
of grass that will make fine hay. t
Mr. H. A. Eastin has painted a i
very neat sign for The Gazette. Mr.
Eastin's taste with the brush is well t
known here, and we know that when c
we gave him the order we would
not be dissappointed with the result,
and we are not. To those who may
need any kind of painting we cheer
fully recommend this gentleman as
one that will give satisfaction.
Ladies and children haircutting at domi
cile. L. P. Bagarry
Some two weeks since we were in
formed that it was proposed to put
a play into active rehearsal, with a
view of presenting it to the public
at a latei day, the money realized
to go towards a fund for the high
school. We trust the matter will f
not be allowed to languish.
Our young District attorney M.
T. Gordy, deserves much credit for
the way in which he "cleared" up
things in our parish this term of
court. He did his duty, the Jury g
did theirs, and the Judge did his
Consequently we had a "clean
sweep. "- Verm/ilion Star.
If you have anything to sell, and
wish to bring the fact before the c
public, you will find no better
medium than the advertising I
columns of The Gazette. The r
paper is adding names to its sub- l
scription lists every week, and we o
can truthfuly say that it covers the c
,parish pretty thoroughly. o
The Rayne Hook & Ladder Com- a
pany will give a ball at their Opera 1
House on Saturday, October 7 next, I
and the succeeding evening a con- c
cert. Preparations for both enter-C
tainments are such as to insure aP
most pleasant time to those whoc
may attend. The Gazette returns ti
thanks for an invitation. ti
The bakers of this city are in- o
dulging in a cut rate war, and, in t
consequence, bread is selling for
the time being at 60 ounces for ten o
cents. One of the bakers told Thetl
Gazette that there was a largely in
creasing-demand for bread, judging
by the number of loaves he bakes. J
At the rate bread is selling few fam- g
ilies care -to go to the trouble of s
cooking rice, potatoes or grits. n
Rofert Bailey will open an oyster saloon ii
to-day in the room adjoining A. M. Martin's t]
saloon, opposite the court-house where he
will always keep fresh oysters which will be
served either raw or cooked. Robert has a
perfected arrangements which he is enabled F
to furnish fresh fish to the people of Lafa- C
yette every Friday. Those who desire to a
Ibuy fish will please give him the order I
during the week. Robert is a deserving
young gentleman and it is sincelely hoped
that he will receive his share of public pa
The switch engine while attaching a cab
oose to a freight train, a few days since, ran
off completely. All hands jumped off, and
no one was hurt. The boys say Jake easily
takes the cake as a jumper.
Superintendent Owen was in Lafayette
Thursday, and gave out the information that
he would soon put in service two sugar cane
trains between this point and Morgan City.
The pay car has failed as yet to material
ize, and that happy smile that usually comes
over the faces of the railroad boys about the
e 2oth of each month has, likewise failed to
t Mr. John Vigneaux has been having some
alterations and repairs made to his livery
stable building. As now enlarged the build
: ing, we think, shows to much better advan
A dance will take place in the High
School building tonight, and whatever profit
may be realized will be turned over to the
school fund. We are, also, informed that
the Alexandria string band will furnish the
The Gazette said last issue that the negro
fugitive, George Morton, arrested and jailed
last week, claimed to be a member of the
Order of Railway Trainmen. As the infer
SISce may be deduced by the unitiated that
colored men are eligible to membership we
have been requested to publish the fact that
the laws of the order forbids the admission
of colored men.
Dr. F. J. Mayer, assistant inspec
lor of the upper Quarantine Station,
left last week for Chicago to visit
the W. rld's Fair.-Times-Demo
The Gazette deeply regrets to be
called upon to chronicle the death
of Mrs. Mary Iurt, nee Rocinski,
who departed this life on the 21st
instant, three miles west of Scott,
leaving a baby six days old. Mrs.
Burt was a native of Germany.
Gaston Labbe and John Taylor,
two young men from Broussard, ap
peared before the Mayor, last Tues
day, to answer to the charge of
*"disturbing the peace and careless
driving," plead guilty and were fined
$8.50 each. The Gazette had heard
different versions of the affair, some
stating that the young men were not
as culpable as many would infer,
but as they voluntarily admitted the
charge, nothing more can be said.
Two industrious Italians, Antonio
Tomazi, and Antonio Grossi, sent
The Gazette two magnificent sugar
canes, grown by them on Mr. Z.
Doucet's place. The one from I
Tomazi weigh 5~ pounds and I
measured, 8 feet; the one from
Grossi weighed 7 pounds and meas
ured 8 feet. With such splendid
results who can doubt for a moment
that our lands are splendidly adapted
to the cultivation of the sugar cane.
And it is such evidence as this
placed before our eyes every day,
that shows us the great need of a
A game of base ball was played
on the grounds here last Sunday be
tween the Stonewall, of Ile Pilette,
and Favorites, of this town, which
resulted in a victory for the latter
club. Some very fair playing was
developed during the game, and
Jim Marsh easily carried off the
honors. Appended is the score :
Runs Outs R O
J. Mitchell .......2 4 0. Comeuu........ 2
- Ferguson .....3 - R. Broussard.... 3
J. Bow n ....4........ 2 I). Comcau ....2 2
Jim Marsh..........4 2 M. Mohiton........ 2 3
A. Otto .......2... 4 F. Meaux ..........2 3
Ed. Parker...... I 4 J. Fonin............ I 3
E. Mathews ... 2 4 A. Mcaux . ..... £ I
C. Baudier..........3 3 L. iLabbe ........ 2 2
J. Graser.......... 5 R. Guidry....... o 6
Total ...... 22 27 13 27
Innings: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
Favorites- 3 o z 5 o 6 3 I 3 22
Stonewall-4 o 3 o o 5 o0 1 0o 13
An Important Capture.
It looks like Sheriff Broussard has
effected an important capture in the
person of the negro giving the name
of Geo. D. Morton, but believed to
be Jeff Gibbs. If he is the right
man, he was a member of the noto
rious gang of Copiah (Miss.) rob
bers, and is the only one at liberty
of the gang that operated in the vi
cinity except one. Three or four
of them have been legally hanged
and several sent to the penitent iary
The description sent by Sheriff
Broussard was deemed sufficiently
clear to warrant Sheriff Matheny of
Copiah, in applying for requisition
papers which Sheriff Broussard re
ceived Thursday. In the same let
ter the information was conveyed
that C. J. Allen will be here to-day
or to-morrow to take the prisoner 1
to Mississippi. There is a stand- i
ing reward of $833 for the capture 4
of Jeff Gibbs, and indications are ,
that Sheriff Broussard will receive it. <
A Birthday Party.
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Couvillon, a nice party was
given in honor of the 2xst anniver
sary of their son, Leon's birth. The
magnolia String Band, of Carencro,
in attendance. The following gen
tlemen were present: Messrs. F. A.
Broussard, John Craney, Armand
and Arthur Guilbeau, Pierre and
Paulin Lacour, Olivier and Oscar
Couvillon of Carencro, Henri and
and Pierre Gerac, of Lafayette.
-he ladies were the Misses landry,
Mrs. A. F. Guilbeau, and others.
Several charming musical selec
tions were rendered. A splendid
feast was spread in the open air,
and the beautiful rays of a full moon
r falling upon the shining service and
the dazzling chin vare, dreating
t scintilations of gorgeous and bril
lant hue. The tables fairly groaned
under roast turkeys, pigs and other
viands, and liquids of finest brands.
Wm. Clegg, Jr., left Thursday for Louis
Mr. Ed. Givens made a flying trip to the
Crescent city this week.
Mrs. C. H. Bradley left Friday for her
new home in New Orleans.
~ F. A. Jones, of Lafayette parish, regis
tered at the World's Fair Wednesday.
Rav. Father Langlois, of St. Martinville,
visited Fathers Forge and Healey this week.
Joseph Ducote, the salesman at Revillon's
store, went to New Orleans Friday on busi
Miss Nita Scranton, of Youngsville, is
spending some days in town with her friend
Miss Lea Gladu.
Mr. Willie McVeigh, of Baton Rouge,
spent some days this week with the family
of Mr. Wm. Clegg.
Mrs. A. Robichaud and her three young
est children, left Sunday to spend a week in
Mr. J. Weigle and family returned from
Algiers Tuesday where they had been on a
visit to relatives.
Mrs. DeCosta who was on a visit to her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Creighton, left
Tuesday for her home in Crowley.
Miss Zeralda Bailey, and her guest, Miss
Genevieve Salles, of New Orleans, left
Wednesday for Broussard to visit friends.
Miss Philogene Voorhies, after spending
some days in St. Martinsville, with friends
and relatives returned home Wednesday.
Mrs. Mayfield, who had been on an ex
tended visit to her mother Mrs. A. Neveu,
left Wednesday for her home in Houston.
Miss Ellen Leckie who was on a visit to
to her sister, Mrs. WVm. Kelly left for home
in Alexandria Saturday, accompanied by
Mr. Chas. J. Irvin, employed as clerk in
Mr. P. J. McGuire',s office in Algiers, was
here during the week, taking inventory of
all material on hand.
The friends of Mr. W. S. Torian will be
pleased to learn that he has fully recovered
from a spell of sickness that had kept him
confined to his room for several days.
Mrs. L. E. Salles, of New Orleans, who is
presently sojourning in Lafayette the guest
~f Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bailey, made a visit
to Broussard the early part of the week, re
From Our Regular Correspondent.
-On the 21st, about 7 o'clock in
the evening, a large number of our
people witnessed a beautiful meteor,
which was moving in a direction i
west of north. It left in its trail
sparks of every imaginable color. I
and was truly a brilliant sight.
-Two negroes named Adam
Scott and Albert Chargois living on
Mr. Onezime Breaux's place, were
engaged in a difficulty last Saturday
night, during which Chargois shot
Scott twice in the back. Constable
S. J. Breaux arrested the man and
placed him in the parish jail.
-The Teche railroad company
have entered into a contract with
Messrs. Kennedy & Stone to com
plete the laying of track by the 2oth
of October. By that time every
thing will be complete.
-Mr. L. A. Veazey, of New Ibe
ria, has been appointed chief car
penter and inspector of buildings I
by the Teche railroad company.
-Base ball is all the rage.
-Mr. A. C. Guilbeau's gin was 1
working over 36 hours last week
-Carencro has many strangers
now, all working on the new road. I
-Mr. A. C. Guilbeau paid a fly- I
ing visit to New Orleans last Friday.
--Mlrs. H. C. Ludlow returned to
New Orleans last week after spend
ing several days with Mrs, L. G.
-The t\wo Carencro gins ginned
372 bales of cotton up to Saturday
-Prof. Coreil, of Ville Platte,
has been engaged to teach at St.
-LIast Sunday the Coulee Croche
and Sunset base ball clubs tried con
clusions. The Coulee Croche team
-Your correspondent acknow
ledges receipt of au invitation to at
tend the marriage of Miss Nidia
Guchereau to Mr. Ernest Francez,
which will take place in Lafayette
on Tuesday evening, October 3, at
4 o'clock, at St. John's church.
Miss Nidia is the daughter of Mr. '
'Tm. Guchereau, of Lafayette, a
charming young lady, who enjoys
the esteem of a large circle of
friends in Carencro. Mir. Ernest
Francez is the son of the late Dr.
R. J. Francez, and is a native of
Carencro, and very popular with
our people. This marriage .forms
another tie between Iafayette and
-Business is booming.
TOTIDE- " \ERftIS.
From Our Regular Correspondent.
--With the fertility of our lands,
Sale of the SeaSon!
L. LEVY & SON.
We carry the largest and best selected Stock of
Coods Clothingl Ha
Shoes. Gent's Furnishing Goods.
Purchased direct from New York and other eastern cities.
Owing to the tightness of money we have
been enabled to buy our goods at a SACRI
FICE, and offer the same BARGAINS to our
customers and the public. We are selling out
our FURNITURE and STOVES at cost.
Come early while the stock is complete.
and the thickly settled country ad
joining our little village, Royvile
should, within the next few years,
develop to be the principal town of
the parish, and so situated that
our nearest competitor is ten miles.
The business annually done here
would do credit to many towns much
larger, both in population and area.
Our only drawback and inconve
nience, is a line of trans
portation. A road of railway from
either Cade, New Iberia, or Lafa
yette (latter place preferred) would
willingly be accepted by our
people, conditionally, that taxation
be omitted. Some time past, when
rumbrs were circulated that the
Souithern Pacific Railroad Com
pany intended extending a branch
from Cade station to this place,
that is, if the farmers granted the
right of way. This proposal met
with universal satisfaction and your
correspondent was reliably informed
that such proposition would be ac
cepted by our farmers and granted
any day. . Why not many another
attempt? If we were successful in
securing a branch road and depot
at Royville, then au revoir forever
our booming Carencro's pros
pects for the court-house. We are
fully aware of the fact that our sister
town is up to the times, and Brother
Totidem Verbis is always correct in
his high and deserving praise of his
town, but we also awake. and no
longer remain dormant! You ad
mit this, brother, don't you?
-Meeting Postmaster Bonnemai
son a few mornings ago, and find
ing him very gay and jolly, that we
were forced in demanding him the
cause of so much hilarity. VWhy ? Af
terbieng'left a widower for nearly six
weeks, Mrs. Bonnemaison returns
and with her a sweet little baby girl,
named Marie. Mrs. Bonnemaion's
friends gladly welcome her.
-Police Juror H. M. Durke was
a visitor to our sanctum Saturday.
-Miss Maud Young, after a
pleasant visit to Abbeville, returned
Miss Dora Dom engeaux, of
Breaux Bridge, sister to our drug
gist, was in town Thursday, the
guest of Mrs. Scranton.
-Mrs. Judice and daughter, of
Lafayette, were visitors to Royville,
-Dr. Latiolais and son, of Brous
sard, favored our office with an ap
preciated call Saturday.
-Judge Greig, of the 5th ward,
dropped in Sunday, and report "law
suits" on the quiet at present. Call
again, Judge, we are always glad to
-\hat about the weddings cupid
was positive about some time ago?
Always in the Lead-. .
THE LEADING MERCHANT OF LAPAYETTE.
Fresh Goods Just Received, Especially in Gents' Furnishing Goods.
YOU NEVER BOUCHT
AT SLUCIH PRICES AS I AM PREPAREID TO QUOTE.
....Give me a call it will pay you:
WVe again fear his aim has been bad,
and his arrows flew past the mark.
Try again, and aim deliberately.
MOWM 10 1WAUE GOOD
COUNTRy ROAODB, a"A
Smake them 8TAY GOOD.-
Rowto improve Vllage Streets and
Stt Pasvementls. eat our New f
g frn y ear, -o ste. am opy. 5
s Address. '(OOD ROA.DS"
PSU. er t"di , 3. Y . ew. 'i
uality nirat ali Alwaysl
J. E. TRAHAN, Druggist, has
exclusive sale of these Celebrated
Glasaes in Lafayette, La, from the
factory of Kellam & Moore the
only complete optical plant in the
south, Atlanta, Ga.
Gold M'edal awarded at Exposition of
1878. Repairing of tine watches a specialty
All work cheap and guaranteed.
S0' Opposite Mtouton & Sa//Ar' Stor,'.
The firm of L. Levy & Sons was dissolved
by mutual consent on July I, 1892, Mr. Ar
mand Levy retiring. The firm of L. Levy
& Son acquiring the assets and assuming the
liabilities. L. L.vy & SONs,
A. I.Evv, -
Aug.26'93. S. LEi-v.
LA. STATE UNIVERSITY
AGRICULTURAL & MECHANICAL COLLEGE.
J. W. NICHOLSON, L. L. D., President
The next session will open on the 5th of
October with a full and able corps of Pro
fessors. Healthy locality, good discipline,
thorongh instruction, free tuition. Total
cost of nmaintinnance per year $131.
For further inforinatian address
ALVAN C. READ, Secretary,
1-24. B1ATON ROuGE, LA.
'I he line I'crcheron Stallion
well known as a splendid breeder, and very
gentle. Also some draft houses. Apply to
27 A. BRownr., Lafayette, L.a.
TO THE PUBLIC.
I have just received and new and elegan t assortment
of Ladies and Gentlemen's gold watches, chains,
pins, Ibroaches, neckless, etc., diamonds, and
the lantest styles in jewelry, silverware, table cut
lery, etc., etc. All are invited to call and inspect my
stock before purchasing elsewhere.
T. M. BIOSSAT,
Chalk Crayons and
Sold at lowest prices by
Moss BRos. & Co.
Miss Louise Revillon
A FULL ASSORTMENT
OF FINE GOODS IN
THE LATEST STYLES
A. J. MOSS. A. EMILE MOUTON.
MOSS & MOUTON
AT WHOLESALE and RETaIL
OFFICE A N D YARD NEAR RAILROAD DEPOT
Cypress and Pine Lumber, Rough and Dressed, Shingles, Doors, Sash,
Blinds, Mouldings, Etc.
Pittsburg Coal, Firewood,
McCormick Harvester, Binders and Mower. Eagle plows, Walking
and Riding Cultivators, Cotton and Corn planters, Hay Rakes and
Stalk Cutters, Etc.
Mrs. John O. Mouton,
NEW\ ANI SEASONABLE
Hats, Feathers, Silks, Embroideries, Etc.
also, Ladies' and children's Shoes.: '