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THE LAFAYETTE GAZETTE.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH AND TOWN OF LAFYETTE.
VOL. V•. LAFAYETTE, LA., SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1897.
ites In Lafayette and is Greeted "
ly Hundreds of Loyal Sub
Eis RuIle Brings Mirth, Joy and r
Cheerfulne:l and Ends
S - t
With an Elegant Ball---Dr. Mar-I
tin is King and Miss Isaure j
McDaniel Queen. 1
King Attakapas, the first mon- 4
arch before whom the headstrong
people of Lafayette have bowed in
humble submission and cheerfully 4
obeyed, atrived with his beautiful I
queen at the gates of the city Tues- 1
day morning and knocked for ad
mission. He arrived from the
west on one of Col. Huntington's
magnificiently equiped cars and was
welcomed at the Southern Pacific 1
depoe, by a crowd of as loyal sub- I
jects as ever owed allegiance to a
ruler. The dazzling pomp and
oriental splendor displayed in I
honor of the august personages
somewhat bewildered our people
who knew but little about kings and
When the train stopped the king
and queen appeared on the platform.
of the car. They were immediately
escorted to the regal equipage
where they took seats beneath the
splendid canopy which covered the
royal float. The attendants who
were attired in gorgeous suits, oc
cupied their accustomed places.
Hun. Chas. D. Caffery, mayor of
Lafayette, stepped in front of the
chariot and delivered the following
appropriate address. He spoke in
a loud and district voice and was
heard by every one in the immense
throng. Mayor Caffery said:
ollst August and fost G'rac-ious
XKiha and Queen:
"The very great pleasure and the
exalted privilege of greeting your
majesties, falls to me, and such is
your magniticent fame, throughout
the land, that at the outset I am
driven to exclaim, Oh, King and
Queen ! live forever.
_ "Happy indeed are we, to be
thus favored, and for these, your
loyal subjects, I give you cordiali
welcome. With unfeigned joy and
tinbounded gratitude, they behold
your majesties in person, and di
tect me to avow their unswerving
loyalty and devotion. "But, Oh
King! I tender you more than wel
come. I congratulate you more es
pecially upon the true patriotism of
your subjects in this department of
your Kingdom. I congratulate you
and them upon this unmistakable
manifestation of entesprise, energy
and public spirit which we have
here to-day. By this demonstration
they proclaim their determination
that neither the subjects of the Roi
de Cypre, nor those of any other
potentate, shall surpass them in
those attributes which characterize
a great and glorious nation.
"It is my province, moreover,
to acknowleage, on behalf of these,
your subjects, your most benign
and excellent rule over them. In
deed, there runs a saying through
out the land, that, "uneasy lies the
head that wears a crown", but, that
saying, applicable no doubt to the
ruler of the Turkish empire or the
Czar of all the Russias, has not and
haever will have any application to
your majesty's great and glorious
,"For this I welcome you again in
the name of all your subjects; of
those of Carencro, Royville, Brous=
sard, Scott, Duson, all! And in
coficlusion I tender to you the keys
of Lafayette. Take them, your
majesty; ay, take not only the keys,
but take the town. Do as you
thoose with it; paitat it, paint " any
color you please, and we wilt' still
cry, lotg live the King, the great
ialdd only King of the Attakapas."'
Befe. e concluding his address
. .-iny<: ,:aifeiy tendered the King
tht' key' of the city of Lafayette.
At, the c,:clusion of this ceremony
.i 'j Wx.W er Mouton's far-famed
l40 b.:i discoursed some suit
4' 4 i.tl. iq c, after which the King
bII;' iaagnmficent pageant pro
cecded through the streets of the loc
city which were literally packed at
with people who had come from
this and adjoining parishes to parti- re!
cipate in the festivities. Never on
were the avenues, streets and alleys co
of the city so crowded with visitors.
Throngs of men, women and chil- tai
dren blockaded the passage and it lac
c( r.quired the hardest kind of work cr4
by Marshals McFaddin and Himel M4
to clear the streets to enable the Mý
r- royal pageant to proceed on its ge
journey of mirth and pleasure. The Di
parade was through the principal H,
streets It was in the following ler
1- order: Br
g FRIS FLOAT.
in The royal chariot, generally con- les
ly ceeded to the finest float in the co
ul parade, was about twenty five feet of
s- hight. It was beautifully mounted
I- and was certainly the result of art- ma
ie istic design and splendid execution. go
's SECOND FLOAT.
Is This float was exceedingly pretty. Cc
ic It was a perfect bouquet of the ar
3- rarest flowers in the midst of which th
a were grouped four young ladies: pc
Id Misses Cora and Augustine Des- fig
in brest, Eunice Pefferkoun and Anna d;
es Hollier. This tableau represented
leI "Lafayette, the Garden Spot of Ti
THIRD FLOT u.
g This float represented Adam and
m Eve in the Garden of Eden. The
ly biblical scene of the apple tree a
.e and the snake with the devil in the
)e back-ground was very well gotten
ue up. The design and work
io manship of this float showed more S<
c- than ordinary taste and origin
,. ality. st
of louRTHi FLOAT.
le Columbus on his voyage to Amer- SI
rg Iica. This float was very tastily bc
in arranged and was praised by many R
as who saw it. b.
se I-F ITI ilO.1T.
Li Hung Chang, the great diplo- tc
us Inat, was the principal attaction. th
He was seated in a chinese pagoda fa
he and was surrounded by several at- n,
ri tendants of his race. se
t The sixth float was contributed re
In by the town of Scott. It was ti
id labeled "Prosperity" and carried t
several bales of cotton and a quan- si
e !tity of cotton seed. It was quite nx
aneatly arranged. There was a $,
rd number of other floats fitted up by
Id some business firms of the town.
li- Among them were: Mouton & f
'g Hopkins, Moss Bros. & Co., Paul n
Demanade, Gerac Bros., Jno. O. c
;Mouton, G. Schmulen, L. Lacoste. S
of At night a reception was tendered r,
of the king and queen at Falks Opera tl
:U House. The king, queen, dukes re
le and duchesses took seats on the b
stage and remained there until thele
)n royal lancers were danced. The h
)n following participated in the lancers: st
.oi Dr. G. A. Martin, the king, and b
r Miss Isaure McDaniel, the queen; ti
zeMr. Onezime Mouton and Miss
Cora Desbrest, Mr. Samuel Brown
sr, and Miss Augustine Desbrest, Mr.
'e, J. P. Revillon and Miss Ida Peffer- r
gn korn, Mr. Lee Walker and Miss
h- Eunice Pefferkorn, Mr. Andre I
he G irouard and Miss Ida Lester, Mr.
at Albert Comus and Miss Nita La- d
he coste. The ball that followed was d
he one of the finest ever given in Lafa- a
to yette. The dancing continued un
us til late in the night.
in NOTES. e
of Great cedit is due H. A. Van- I
1 dercruyssen and J. T. Allingham
Sfor the interest they have shown in I
ur this affair. They did all the design
s, ing anid supervised the work of con- s
ot structing the chariots. For this t
work they received no pay, r
at Manuel Pellerin was the first to a
start the ball rolling. He sug
ss gested the advisibillty of celebrating c
ng Mardi Gras, and did all in his i
te. power to make it a success.
ny Young Maurice Patin did
ged ood work in painting some of the
ing Demas Delahoussaye was a suc
ro-cess as a grand marslhal. IHe,
looked like some illustrious general
at the head of his army.
The Century Club showed its
respect for King Attakapas by elab- E
orate decorations in Carnival
Falk's Opera House was very
tastily decorated. The following I
ladies and gentlemen deserve much
credit for this work: Mmes. Eli
McDaniel, J. Jagou, Misses
Mathilde Fortune, Regina and An- B
gela Romero, Cora and Augustine
Desbrest, Isaure McDaniel, Anna
Hollier, Messrs. Emmanuel Pel
lerin, A. J. McBride, Andrew Mc
Bride and Pierre Gerac. a
The Excelsior Band, under the
leadership of Mr. Henry Gerac, it
contributed largely to the success a
of the occasion. n
The ladies of Lafayette will find tl
many interesting novelties in dress d
goods and trimmings for spring and c
summer toilettes, at Moss Bros. & h
Co's. The stock is fresh, having o
arrived this week, and comprises all
that is new and stylish, and the
popular prices all marked in plain
figures, make the goods offered
djubly attractive. t1
Diamond Pin Recovered. A
Sheriff Isaac Broussard, the pop
ular sheriff of Lafayette, while en
route to see the Mardi Gras festiv
ities, had the good luck to. recover
a $6oo diamond pitn and returning
it to a lady, Mrs. Cora Wilson, who
was so unfortunate as to lose it
while coming to New Orleans on a
Southern Pacific train. The lady
thought she had been robbed of the
pin, and when she found it was gone
she was sorely distressed. Some
one on the train suggested that
Sheriff Isaac Broussard was on
board and he might .be able to sug
gest some way to recover the stolen
Sheriff Broussard was introduced
to the lady and after questioning
the lady he was convinced of the
fact that the pin had been lost and
not stolen. He ordered a thorough
search of the train, and by his di
1 rection, Mr. Boyd, an official of
5 the train, succeeded in recovering
I the much valued pin. The pin was
set with many valuable jewels, dia
e monds, etc., and was valued at
Y HI Was Unconsaiou.S.
Alphonse Breuiix, a negro was
' found in a'i unconscious condition
1 near Moss & Mouton's lumber yard
K early Friday morning. Robert
Salsmon, the watchman at the rail
d road yards, had Breaux carried to
a the colored sitting-room where he
s remained until his relatives could
e be sent for. The man was speech
e less and could not say whether he
e had been struck by a train or by
some one. His skull was found to
d be badly fractured and his condi
'; tion is very critical.
s Dr. Mudd attended to the man.
Pretty wall paper at 5 cents a
- roll and upward, at Moss Bros.
; & Co's.
e Dr. Webb's Residence Burned.
r. Last Saturday evening the resi
dence of Rev. Thomas Webb was
ls destroyed by fire. A considerable
_ amount of furniture was burned
. with the building. The fire ori
ginated in a defective chimney. As
there was no insurance on the prop
erty the loss is quite a heavy one.
. It is estimated at $4000.
n Wants Better Roads.
.n To The Gazette:
- ROYVILLE, Feb. 23, '97.-A little
i- space, if you please, to complain of
s the horrible condition of the public
roads. Between the LeB3lanc store
o and this place, numberless mud
- holes exist, fit to tear the life out
g of a horse and to ruin vehicles. In
is some places it is mud to the axle
for long distances. Where is the
d road-overseer ? He should be held
ie responsible for his want of energy.
If he is incompetent or unwilling to
c- do his duty, there is a way to com
Ie pel himiu. CI tLi.LX.
sEtpecterd by the Blane Brothers.
Awaiting the l~nd With Hesig
The Youthful Murderers WVere no
Sentenced Thursday Evening.
They Had Nothing to Say.
s The Gazette reporter visited the ad
- Blanc brothers in their cell at the to
e parish jail Saturday afternoon.
a The youthful murderers seemed ye
pleased to see some one and con
versed freely. They had received tw
a call from Col. G. A. Breaux and F!
Judge C. H. Mouton in the morn
ing and appeared to appreciate the ye
attention paid them by their attor- kr
neys. They said that they knew ro
they had been ably and earnestly
s defended and expressed their appre- to
ciation of the fact that their defense
had been placed into the hands of
g of some of the best-known lawyers i
of this section. Though the verdict P`
e which sends them to the scaffold
was a terrible one, yet, they felt cc
d that it was the inevitable result of
their confession. The younger, a¬
Alexis, said in answer to an inquiry, v
"We have talked too much. That
is all. Had we kept the secret and n'
n not confessed, we would not be t1
In the cell is a religious book. 1
g "'It was given us by a kind woman ic
during our stay in the New Orleans
prison," said Ernest. W\Ve are
a Catholics and we find some conso- '
lation by perusing its pages. Our
mother was a Catholic and of ri
course we made our first com
emunion, but, like most young men
in Paris, we dri:ted away from the d
n church." tl
The prisoners spoke in compli- tl
mentary terms of the officers of the s'
court, particularly of Sheriff Brous- n
sard, whom they declared to be a
brave and good man. To their
d keeper, Deputy Mouton, they felt.
,h very grateful for kind treatment.
- They said they did not desire
f that their case be taken to the }
SSupreme Court on appeal. "WVhyI
as should we?" spoke Ernest. "Itt
a- will only prolong our troubles." ti
at TIHE SINT1ENCIE.
Ernest and Alexis Blanc were
sentenced by Judge J)ebaillon
as Thursday afternoon. They were
,n conducted into court by Sheriff
rd Broussard at half past three o'clock.
:rt Both looked steadfastly at the judge I
il- while he pronounced the sentence.
to To the question if he had anything
he to say why the sentence should not
Id be passed upon him, Ernest re
h- plied in an audible tone of voice,
he "No sir." He maintained a
look of determination, and at no
to time did his facial expression betray
li- any symptons of fear. He ap
peared as a man who had made up
n. his mind to die and wished to go
through the ordeal as speedily as
a possible. Not so with the younger
Is. brother, Alexis. He stood with
trembling body and flushed cheeks.
d. The studied indifference noticeable
si- during the trial had given place to
as an expression of horror. The
)le judge told them that he d;d not I
ed wish to go over the facts as they
ri- were too well-known. lie stated
As that they had been defended by
'P- able counsel, who would have se- t
le. cured a lighter verdict had such a
thing been possible.
After the sentences had been
passed on both prisoners the sheriff
tie manacled the youthful murderers to
of gether and took them away to their
lic dreary apartment in the parish jail.
re It now remains for the governor
ud to sign the death warrant and fix
)ut the day of execution. The time al
n lotted for this formality is generally
le sixty days.
the J. B.
eld Hi. H. Hohorst's Java Bland Cof
y. fee is guaranteed to be superior to
to any other brand on the market and
m- requires but one half the usual
amount to rakec delicious coffee.
TO THlE PEN'
Mnarius Malamot (iGts Twenty- lie
eight Years - Other Sen
Judge Debaillon passed the fol
lowing sentences Thursday after- 1'e
Marius Mamou, robbery, 14 I
years in the penitentiary; r4 years M
additional for cutting with intent %
to murder. Gr
George Bobinaux, robbery, i4 J
years in the penitentiary.
Mamou and Babinaux are the
d two negroes who held up the old .
d Frenchman, Hebert, near Carencro. Mi
Alexander Mitchell, robbery, so Ri
ýe years at hard labor. Mitchell
knocked down another negro and
robbed him of 35 cents.
Alcide Narcisse, was sentenced su
to serve the State 6 months for ic,
LC having stolen a bottle of whisky. ci
Felismare Blanchard, a white boy inl
rs 17 years of age, got 6 months in the of
:t parish jail for larceny. He was pr
fined $5 and costs for carrying a til
It concealed weapon. Fr
Isaac Jackson the young negro tic
r, against whom the jury returned a u
verdict of guilty of manslaughter in
t for killing Babtist Senegal at a ball an
near Royville, was given 5 years in
W the penitentiary. A petition from
prominent citizens of Royville was
k. presented to the judge asking mercy Si
in for this negro who had previously th
s borne a good reputation. te
re Henry Feringer, the one-armed n<
young German, who entered John p,
ir Bunt's shop and stole some money, te
received a light sentence: 13 cl
n- months in the penitentiary. cc
Frank Clairville, the smooth su
he darky who wanted to make up for at
the low prices of cotton by selling
i- the same bale to four different per- Ni
ce sons, was given,one year, the maxi
mum. The judge told Frank he
a was sorry he could not give him 11
mir ore. ii
Louis Mamou, the fourth menm
her of the distinguished Mamou
family to enter the State's service, h
e will spend the next 14 ) ears at N
Baton Rouge. o
All parties sent to the peniten
Itiary are colored with the excep- F
tion of Feringer. d
To Pla-lters. 0
re You can get the celebrated John n
Deere Disc Cultivators for cash or c
on terms, at Louis C. Duchamp's, C
St. Martinville, and it is the only b
e lace in Southwest Louisiana where
you can get them. Price for cash f
o Deimocratie Primnaries.
Let the Democrats of the town n
remember that white Democratic
e, primaries will be held on Tuesday, N
the ISth day of March, from the
hoour of 8 a. m. to 4 p. m., for the
ay purpose of nominating a ticket for "
up mayor and councilmen. a
go IN A FEW LINES
as The Gazette Correspondent a
Ter rersely Tells the News at f
ale The Grippe patients are recover
he Miss Ruthie Perry visited Miss
lot Etta Spell Sunday.
ey Travis WVebb of Rayne was a vis
:ed itor at Dr. A. O. Clark's Saturday.
by Miss Anna Campbell visited rela- a
se- tires in Lafayette the latter part of
a the week.
Miss Ida Martell retu'ned home 1
Saturday from a three week's so
t journ at Gueydan's.
eir Little Miss Nora Spell has the
il. greatest number of head-marks at
or the Spell School.
fix Rev. S. S. Rogans preached to a
a- good-size congregation at the new
ly Bethel church Sunday.
The hen strike has been declared
off and poulry-raisers are gathering
of- eggs by the barrels.
to MARRIELIn:-At the residence of
nd John Trahan, Mr. George tluff tc,
ual Miss Mlay Trahan, IRev. Albel Iioff
pauir of1ciatiing. U. C. '.
I THE TEACiHERS
Hold their Regular Mointhl
nleetii, --Intercestiing Stb
LAF-Vav E'rr, t,.., Fr:tt. 7.-.-The
"reachcrs In-.titute met to-tl y in
regular session with the following
memberS present: J. C. Martin, C.
A. lBoudreaux, H. 11. Toll, Philip
SMartin, Robt. Broussard, F. Crepin,
t \V. (G. \Webb. H. C. \Vallis, R. C
Greig, C E. Tredeau, T. Breaux,
. J. L. Fletcher, T. K. Simmons,
Misses K. Rand, V. Younger, H.
eE. Toll. A. Campbell, F. Greig.
Absent: R. B. Ma-rtin, G. St. Julien;
Li G. H. Almay, R. Cumminghami,
Misses L. Mudd, L. Olivier, B.
o Richard, L. Hart, Al. Hunter,
11 Mines. C. S. Porter, E. Villere, D.
Calling the meeting to drdef
Manager i'rudeau presented the
d subiect, ,''How to Teach Arithmet
r ic," for discussion. Before open
ing the subject for general discus
cion, however, he made quite art
y interesting talk upon the importance
e of this branch of study, urging the
is prominence both from points of uti
a tily and mental culture.
IHow to "Induct Children into
Fraction," secured particular atten
O tion. Each teacher being called
a upon to give his or her experience
:r in this line of work many valuable
11 and practical methods were ad
The subject for next meeting is
" ''How to Teach IiiAtory."
s Acting upon a suggestion from
:y Supt. Latiolais, Institute changed
the hour of meeting from to o'clock
a. m. to accommodate those
teachers who live in the
northern and western parts of the
n parish. It is hoped that a full at
, tendance will result from the
Miss Greig's resignation was ad
cepted and Miss Mudd elected to
th succeed to the office of secretary
ar and treasurer.
ig Institute adjourned to meet
r- March 27, 1897.
Fi- ANCs S. GsRircG, Secretary,
ie Groceries for the lenten season at
n Mouton & Hopkin's.
DEIATH OF 1MRS. ALEXANDEII
Ou Mrs. Alexander Mouton died at
e, her residence near this town last
at Monday morning at half past six
n- Mrs. Mouton's maiden name was
p- Emma K. Gardner. She was of
distinguished stock, being a daughtet
of Col. Charles K. Gardner, a
in member of President Jackson's
or cabinet, and a sister of the lamehted
's, General Frank Gardner. She was
ly born in the year 182o in New York
re City, and was married to the late
sh (;overnor Mouton more than half a.
century ago in Washington, D. C.
At the time Gov. Mouton was a
vn member of the upper house of Con
tic gress, being a senator from Louis
he Mrs. Mouton was a lady of cx
he tensive enformation and was gifted
or with a bright mind. She enjoyed all
her faculties to the time of her death
and her health was unusually gooti
for one of so advanced an age. Only
a few days before her death she
found much pleasure in reading.
She was able to read without the
use of glasses, and no one was
more familiar with the current
events of the day. During her last
iss days on earth she was free from the
infirmities of old age, and the end
is- came peacefully and without pain.
SA short time ago she had
la- an attack of la grippe which
of so weakened her system that
Monday morning she breathed
me her last, surrounded by her
so- children. She was a devout Cath
olic and before dying received all
the tie religious comfort which that
Mt rs. Mouton was kind and charl
table, and loved to help the ncedy
a and succor the afihicted. She was
a devoted mother, a dutiful wife
andl a good friend. Of her it is no
d fulsomne eulogy to say that she was
ug a Christian woman.
o The G;azette would like to let its
friends know that it is prepared to
t do all kinds of commercial printing
on short notice aand at the lowfes
I I. iCe 5.