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' VOLUME VIII. LAPAYETTEr, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 1901. NUMBER 48.
TWO SMALL FARMS,
Within two miles of the town of Lafayette. Also a
lot of farming implements and about 50 barrels of
potatoes. For terms apply to
THOS. F. WEBB,
at Vordenbaumen's Lumber Yard.
t M. &.
As Good as Any Other.
The New Idea Pattern
is winning its way into public
favor, not step by step, but by
leaps and bounds. Its high
character, coupled with its low
uniform price, cannot fail to
commend itself to careful
dressers. With all the qualities
possessed by the best, it is sold
at only 10 Cents.
A. T. CAILOU E T, on;faytt "e"r " .
If you need
If you need the services of a
jeweler or watchmaker
" Next door to Mouton Bros.,
The Lafayette Clothing House
IS THE ONLY EXCLUSIVE
Men's Furnishing Firm
in Lafayette.. It has unquestionably the most com
plete stock of men's clothes in the town.
Years of experience in this line enables the manager
to give the men of Lafayette exceptional advantages.
The stock of our Winter Goods consists of the best
that could be bought by our buyer who has spared neither
time nor money to secure the most elegant and stylish
merchandise on the markets of the East.
A. J. LeBlanc & Co.,
Groceries, Vegetables and Fish,
Cattle. Hogs, and Sheep Bought. Market near Court-hourse.
A Complete Line of
ialI& Winter Millinery .& Fancy Goods.
* * * CATHOLIC CHURCH.
The Latest Styles and Best Goods.
The Ladies are Specially Invited to Visit Our Store at This Time.
MARBLE AND CRANITE WORKS
U W . 8 AHOTW S, Agent ini Lafayette
. and vicinity for
"MORRIS BROS., Memphis, Tenn.
';-r" "" MONUMENTS, STATUARY, HEADSTONES, FLOWER VASEU ETC.
''ST'ATE AGENT FOR THE "MODERN" WATER FILTER, OF 3OwCON, MASS.
Cleaniag marbles and repair other work. Almo reprating Th Stwu Ion1
. orks, of Cinclnatl, Ohio, dealers in Iron tencing, iron brides, settees, fower vr atc.
.dd-res ordersto W. J. SHOWS, Lafayette, La.
80. PAC. ISCHIEDULE.
No. 7 .............. :43 a. m. ............ :58 a. i.
No 5 ................1:S p. m. .2:15 p m.
No. 9 : 6 p. ..... .......46p. ............ .
No. 25 (Sunset Limited) arrives at a:55 .
m., leaves 3:o5 p- m., on Monday, Thus
day and Saturday.
No. 8 s.:3 a. m............. 2:46 a. in.
No. 6 ..12: p. m 12:12 p. m.
No. o ................:S29 p. mn .............:49 p. nm.
No. 26 (Sunset Limited) arrives at 2:55 p.
m., leaves 3:o5 . mi., on Monday. Thurs
day and Saturday.
No. 72, arrives at 1:45 a. m.
No. 73. leaves at 2:25 p. m.
SPazArzcA-.CoourLLION - At Carencro,
Tuesday. Jan. 15, 190o, Father Weithe ofi
clatiag, Mr. Camille Spreafica and Miss Irma
DomoINGUR-MATm-INAt Lafayette, Wed
.esday, Jan. 23, 1901, Father Bollard offi
clating, Mr. Pascal Dommaigue and Miss Ma
ALRI.MAND--RICHAD-- t Lafayptte, Wed
nesday, Jan. 23, 19oi, Father Bollard offi
clating, Mr. Martin Allemand and Miss Edme
MARTIN-BOUDaRAux-At Lafayette, on
Thursday, Jan. 24, g90o, Father Bollard
officiating, Mr. Pierre Martin and Miss Al
Wrss-Gaso--At Waco, Texas, Wednes
day, Jan. 23, 90go, Mr. William Webb and
Miss Frances Greig.
Timothy hay for sale at Tanner's.
C. C. Wier, pastor. Preaching
every Sunday at xx a. m. and 7:30
p. m. Sunday school zo a. m. Ep
worth League, Sunday evening 6:45.
Prayer meeting, Wednesday 7:30 p.
m. Song service, Friday 7:30 p. m.
Felix Mouton will write an in
surance policy on your life or prop
Mr. James Hannen, who lett
here some time ago to live at Beau
mont, Texas, has returned to La
fayette and will make his home here.
For family use in numberless
-ways Ballard's Snow Liniment is ai
useful and valuable remedy. Price,
25 and 5o cents. For sale by Lafa
yette Drug Co.
Do You Need Insurance?
Look Over My List
COM PAN IES.
Phoenix, of Brooklin; assets over 5,00oo,
Philadelphia Underwriters; assets over
Orient, of Hartford, Conn.; assets over
Mutual Life, of New York; assets over
J. R. Domengeaux,
The Cuimlerland Telephone Company
Will soon be in a position to render to Lafayette people
A RELIABLE SERVICE TO OPELOUSAS,
Rates Much Lower than the T.
& V. People Are Charging.
CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO.,
1.12-3m W. A. BROUSSARD, Manager.
SOur Shingles Are Proof
Against wind and weather, rain, hail and
snow, if properly attached to your roof. We
have nothing to do with the "'attachment,'
so to speak, beyond furnishing the highest
grade of CYPRESS SHINGLES, made by
",'skilled workmen from the best timber from
the forests of Louisiana. Of uniform size,
free from jknots. They will withstand all
inclemencies of the weather. Cover your
home not with a mortgage, but with our
Pho =47. -A. J. ROSS.
MR. CAFFER Y OPPOSED TO
THE SHIIP SUBSIDY BILL.
Two weeks ago The Gazette ex
pressed the opinion that Senator
Caffery would be found among the
opponents of the ship subsidyfraud.
The views of Mr. Caffery relative to
Ithis measure had not been made
public, yet we ventured the opinion
that the senator would surely oppose
Hanna's scheme. We are pleased
to state that we were not mistaken,
as is shown by the following charac
teristic expression from Senator Caf
ferv. Speaking to the Washington
correspondent of the Times-Demo
crat, the senator said:
"I am unalterably opposed to the ship
subsidy bill, and am putting in my leisure
hours evenings in colecting data of which I
intend to make use in a speech in opposition
to the measure when it comes up for consid
eration in the senate. It is, in my opinion,
an iniquitous bill, which should be assailed
and shown up, and I will spare no effort to
contribute to its defeat if it is possible to
Quality and not quantity makes
DeWitt's Little Early Risers such
valuable little liver pills. For sale
by Lafayette Drug Co.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Broussard,
of Fort Valley, Ga., who fre on a
visit to relatives near Carencro,
were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. O.
P. Gutlbeau this week.
Death of a Very Old Man
"'Old Etienne," aged io6 years,
died at Carencro on the zoth
of this month. The Gazette is re
liably informed that "Old Etienne"
worked on the first house that was
built in the town of Lafayette. We
also learn from good authority that
the carpenter who built the house
is still living on Johnson's Bayou
and that his name is Jean Baptiste
Patirot, a native of Carencro.
For the best and freshest of gro
ceries, delivered to any part of town,
go to A. Prudhomane & Co., near
Mrs. Alfred Bonin, aged 30
years, died at her home, near
Pilette, last Wednesday. Mrs. Bo
nin leaves a husband and several
children to mourn her death.
Vaccine points at the Moss Phar
Mr. and Mis. Jos. Ducote re
turned home Monday after spend
ing several days in New Orleans.
Fresh vaccine virus at the Moss
Harry Durke returned Thursday
trom Oklahoma where he had gone
to buy a car load of mules for the
Wheat bran for sale at Tanner's.
Don't eat your supper at home
Tuesday, Jan. 29, but go to the
"C" social and enjoy a "C" supper
at Falk's opera-house.
Shelled corn for sale at Tanner's.
S 'eseers' Institute.
Lafayette, La., Jan. sg, 90os.
The fourth session of the Parish
Teachers' Institute was held at the
public school house January g9.
The meeting was called to order
by Conductor W. A. LeRosen.
The roll call was answered with
quotations, and the minutes of the
previous meeting were read and ap
Then Miss Lizzie Mudd having
tendered her resignation as secre
tary, it was accepted, and Mrs. Ida
H. DeLaney was elected to fill the
The practice classes followed and
occupied thirty minutes, after which
Mr. W. A. LeRosen conducted the
Much interest was shown in the
History of Education lesson, which
was next on the program.
In the absence of Mr. R. H.
Broussard, the School Management
lesson was conducted by Mr. W. A.
LeRosen. During the lesson a very
animated discussion on punishment
of pupils arose, in which all the
teachers present took part.
The following is the program for
next meeting, February i6:
Sixth Grade Arithmetic, Mr. G. H.
Fifth Grade Reader, Mr. C. K.
Second Grade Composition Work,
Miss Virgie Younger.
History of Education, pages 1ig
to x39, Mr. W. A. LeRosen, leader.
School Management, pages xo5 to
13o, Mr. R. H. Broussard, leader.
Discussion, "How Many Grades
Should Be Taught in Country
Schools?" Mr. Charles Boudreaux,
leader. MRS. IDA H. DELANEY,
Don't neglect to attend to that
insurance business. Phone or write
to Felix Mouton and he will call on
The "C" Social.
The people of Lafayette are re
minded that the "C" social will take
place at Falk's hall on next Tuesday
night. Beginning at 6 o'clock, an
elegant supper will beserved at pop
ular prices. At 8 o'clock the rendi
tion of the following program will
Piano duet ..............Clara Clark
... .. .... ..............Clarissa Coleman
Song ....................... . .. ....... Cecelia Clayton
Recitation ..... ...... ..........Cynthia Crow
Piano solo ...................Clothilde Chachere
I Cora Caldwell
Mandolin and Guitar duet.. Clara Carey
Recitation .. ... ............... Celia Curtis
Piano duet......... .....Corinne Carrington
............. Cleopatra .Conway
Song ........ ........ ...........Clavie Cumington
Violin solo .............................Carmen Cousa
Admission, to cents.
Honor Roll for January.
Following is the honor roll of the
Lafayette High School for January:
Alex. Guidry, Laurentine Guche
reaux, Helen Bell. Etta Domen
geaux,William Higginbotham, Lydia
Broussard, Estelle Constantin, Ar
thur Poimboeuf, Orest Babin, John
Whitmeyer, Louise Constantin, Leon
Schmulen, Wlhelmina Schmulen,Ula
Coronria, Alma Gulley, Jeff. Caffery,
Harold Demanlade, Annie Bell, Ma
thilde Richard, Pothier Voorhies.
Sidney Veazey left this week for
Missouri to buy horses and mules to
be ilaced on sale at his Ihvery
For Table Use.
Fine wines always on hand at Pel
lerin Bros.' Sold in any quantities.
Ring up 'phone 37 and your order
will be promptly filled and delivered
at home. -199-4t
Mr. P. D. Judice has sold his
farm near Lafayette to Mr. Alcee
Landry and has moved to Jeanerette
with his family. Mr. Judice leaves
many friends here who -vish him
much prosperity in his new home.
Among those who went to New
Orleans last Sunday were: P.
Krauss, C. O. Mouton, A. M. Mar
tin, Alex Billeaud, Jules Langlinais,
Hyman Plonsky, Wm. Broussard,
Sam Montgomery, Sterling Mudd,
New Blacksmith Shop.
Louis Butcher has opened a
blacksmith and wheelright shop
near the Catholic church in La
fayette. He will make a specialty
of horseshoeing. Mr. Butcher re
quests us to state that all his work
is guaranteed to give satisfatiion.
I ACKAGE OF M1ONEY
Dsappears M ysteriously-Pack
age Contained Nearly Two
The officials of the Southern Pacific Rail
road and of the Wells-Fargo Express Com
pany are greatly puzzled over the disappear
ance of a package of money containing
$l.q5o, Which was shipped from Lafayette
on January is. The news of the mysterious
affair reached New Orleans immediately, but
the railroad men and the express officials kept
the matter veryquiet, and only yesterday did
the story leak out.
Up to date the investigation,which is being
made for the purpose of trying to trace the
missing package, has been conducted by the
express officials, as the railroad is safe.
guarded by the receipt of the express mes
senger to whom the agent at Lafayette turned
over the package. Several of the Wells-Fargo
people, including Assistant Superintendent
McKenzie, whose headquarters are in Hous
ton, and Auditor Ott, have personally visited
Lafayette and made investigations from every
standpoint, but so far they have gleaned no
facts definite enough to warrant action. Mr.
McKenzie, with Auditor Ott, was in New
Orleans yesterday, and a three-cornered con.
ference was held with J. C. Stuart, the agent
in this city, upon the subject.
B. J. Pellerin is the agent at Lafayette of
both the Southern Pacific and the Wells
Fargo Company. On January Ix he had
four packages of money for Ncw Orleans,
including the package which disappeared.
This package contained $x,95o, to be shipped
to New Orleans for account of the railroad.
He delivered them to Messenger Page, of the
Wells-Fargo Company, and Page duly re
ceipted for them. When the train on which
Page was running reached Iberia, twenty
miles this side of Lafayette, Page wired back
to Pellerin that he could only find three pack- e
ages, while the bill called for four. Accord
ing to Page's story, as developed by the in
vestigation, he discovered that there were
only three packages of money soon after
leaving Lafayette. He claims that only three 1
packAges were delivered to him. Agent Pel
lerin, however, holds Page's receipt for four
packages, so the responsibility for the loss
seems to rest on the express company.
Ever since the loss of the package the
special agents of the express company have
been working day and night to try and clear i
up the mystery surrounding the case. The
Southern Pacific officials have the most im
plicit confidence in Pellerin, and Page en-,
joys the confidence of the Wells-Fargo offh
cials. A solution of the affair is eagerly
awaited.-New Orleans Picayune.
It is needless to say that the i
many friends of Mr. Pellerin in La
fayette have not the least doubt of
his innocence in this matter and t
accept his version of the affair. Mr. 1
Pellerin has been the railroad com
pany's agent at this place for some
time and it is but doing him simple
justice to say that his manner of
conducting the business of the com-I
pany has given general satisfaction.
The Gazette hopes that the final
outcome of the investigation will I
solve the mystery and that no un
deserved reflection will rest upon
the good name of any one. a
Is the name of a famous whisky,
pronounced the best by judges
throughout the country. 'Ihat is
the reason Pellerin Bros. sell this
celebrated brand of whisky, at their
saloon near the Southern Pacific
depot. - 9-4t
Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Nicholson
are on a visit to Michigan.
Mrs. H. C. Wallis is the guest of
Mr. Hugh and Miss Ruby Wallis.
Coal, coke, pine and ash wood
at the Lafayette Wood and Coal
Yard. i -26-tf
Last Sunday Rev. Wief exchanged
pulpits with Rev. Fountleroy, of
Mr. and Mrs. Crow Girard gave a
delightful "At Home" last Tuesday,
Last Monday Mrs. J. M. Sims, of
Village, Texas, was the guest of Mrs.
C. C. Wier.
Geo. K. Bradford, Esq., of
Rayne, was in Lafayette on busi
ness this week.
Mr. Walter Durke, of Washing
ton, has been visiting his brother,
Mr. H. M. Durke.
Dr. Carter will preach at the
Methodist church Sunday, Jan. 27.
Quarterly conference at 2:3o p. m.
Last Sunday morning some of the
old Confederates, ,who are not com
municants at the Methodist church,
went out to hear their old comrade,
Captain Fountleroy, preach the gos
Don't miss seeing the art exhibi
tion at the "C" social. Other
charming features will make this
entertainment very enjoyable. At
Falk's hall, Tuesday night. Ad
mission, to cents.
THE INSTITUTE BUILDtNIi
Nearingl Completion-Mr. Hoes
and Other Homes to Add
to the Appearance oC
Contractor A. E. Mouton is un
usually happy these days. After
many months of constant work be
is on the eve of seeing the comple
tion of the main building of tr e In
dustrial Institute. A few more days
and the elegant and spacious struc
ture will be finished. Aside from
its great architectural beauty, this
building has many exceptional ad
vantages possessed by few others in
the country. It is thoroughly mod
ern in every respect, and now that it
is about completed, one may have
an idea of how well it was planned.
That the plan was conscientiously
executed there seems to be no doubt.
All, the president, building commit
tee, architect, contractor and every
body else connected with it, tried to
give the State a good job, and the
building itself is the best evidence of
the success of their efforts. It is a
grand structure which will stand tor
ages as an eloquent monument to the
intelligence and skill of the builders
and to that enlightened spirit of
progress which the people of L~afay
ette displayed in their efforts to have
the institution located here.
The cost of the building is about
$41,ooo. In this are included a few
extra improvements not stipulated
in the original contract, amounting
to a little over $2ooo.
As soon as practicable the dormi
tory and other buildings will be
erected, preparatory to the opening
of the first term next Septemb-r.
An engraver is working on the
corner-stone. The lettering origin
ally made on the stone was not sat
The residence of Mr. J. A. Roy
near the institute is a very handsome
and commodious structure, and adds
greatly to the appearance of the sur
roundings. The building is the work
of Contractor Ross.
We are informed that Dr. Moss
and other citizens of the town intend
to build fine homes in the neighbor
Mr. Gco. K. Bradford, of Rayne,
was at work during the week survey
ing Mr. Girard's land, with a view
of laying it out in lots. - We under
stand that it :s Mr. Girard's inten
tion to sell these lots.
Surveyor Charles S. Babin has
marked out the lines for the opening
of Johnston street.
If the land-owners will exert them
selves just a little bit that locality
can be made very beautiful. The
employment of some taste aonda little
cash wil! make the land adjacent to
the college grounds exceedingly de
sirable for the building of residences.
Will Plant Rice.
Messrs. Overton Cade and H.
Theall, of Royville, were in La
fayette this week. Mr. Cade in
formed The Gazette that he and his
son, Smedes, are going to plant
several hundred acres of rice this
year. They will use wells to irri
gate the land. The Messrs. Cade
are the first in Lafayette to engage
extensively in the cultivation of rice
and it is to be hoped that they will
make a success of it. Diversity of
crops Insures the prosperity of any
icountry, because, while one or two
crops may fail, xt. is not probable
that all will prove unsuccessful.
That the soil of this parish is
adapted to rice culture is reas:n
ably certain, though it has not yet
been given a fair trial. Should the. .
Messrs. Cade succeed in this un
dertaking it is safe to say that.
others in this varish will follow th eir
example. The use of wells asa
means of irrigation enables tarmers *:
to plant rice in sections where
there are no canals to furnish thre
The attention of cane-growers s
called to the advertisement ofthi
Lafayette Sugar Refining Company
This company offers to contract I
cane at the most advantage
terms. A bonus of 25 cents
ton will be paid to farmers hias
their cane to the refinery. - :-xj
Is the name of the- beer
made Milwaukee famousi at' n
rin Bros.' bar popular. Iti
to be the purest bhee
brewed. Sold byr h