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ED Y HOMER MOUTON.
Si94t~ lesi .Irournal of the Town and
Partsh of L.afayette.
' atredat the lafayctte La. Pcat-Off.cr Second
SATURDAY, June 13, 1908.
CATHOLIC KNIGHTS OF AMERICA,
BRANCH NO. 792 meets 1st and 3d Sun
days after high mass, at Home Fire Co. hall.
Address Robt. 11. Broussard, Secretary,
UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS
meets ist Satt.rday of each month, at court
house. to a. m.
I have severed my connection
with The Baton Rouge Advocate
and will, from this date, have
charge of The Lafayette Gazette.
Though my relations with The
Advocate have been of the pleas
antest, I am pleased to return to
Lafayette to take up my work on
The Gazette and to promote in
the best way that I can the wel
fare of this community.
Lafayette, La., June 9, 1903.
Well A. Steidley, editor of
the Lake Charles Press, announ
ces that he is a candidate for
the Democratic nomination for
State 'treasurer. Mr. Steidley
is one of the most popular news
papermen in the State and he
will no doubt receive a strong
support for the office to which
he aspires. He is well fitted for
Mr. Bryan thinks that Judge
Walter Clark of North Carolina
would make an ideal candidate
because nobody ever heard of him
before. According to this
mesure of a candidate's availabil
ity there are about eighty mil
lion ideal candidates and only a
score or two like Gorman and
Dave Hill and Francis and Olney
who are worth considering--
Conceding that Judge Clark
is not well known, his compar
ative obscurity may not be an
element of weakness. Often in
the history of this country
orators and statesmen of
transcendant ability and of
great prominence have been
sidetracked for men unknown
outside the boundaries of their
States. It sometimes happens
that a cadidate's availability con
sists principally in his obscurity.
The local political pot is be
ginning to boil. Though the
election is nearly a year off,
there are many rumors of com
binations. While no candidacies
have been publicly announced,
it is pretty well known who will
be the candidates. As usual the
sheriff's office is the bone of
contention among many political
aspirants, but the opposition to
the present incumbent has not
assumed fomidable proportions.
Sheriff Broussard has ample evi
dence of increasing popularity,
and judging from the many ex
pressions favorable to his candi
dacy which have come from the
different parts of the parish it 1
is safe to say that that his re- I
election is reasonably certain.,
On the gubernatorial question 1
the local leaders are saying i
nothing and as one expresses it,
"They are lying low for black E
:Srover Cleveland's annual ar- 1
ti on ke subject of catching r
fish is out. It is a subject which
he always adorns, soits frequent
repetition is quite pardonable. l
The particular point which the a
distinguished fisherman lays u
. stress on this time is that we 4
should limit ourselves to the b
number of fish we take on a
favorable day. On no account
should edible fish be caught in C
such quantities as to be wasted. "
By restraining ourselves in this e
matter we discourage in our own lc
* natures the growth of greed, we
,prevent waste, we make it easier
ior us to bear the fall between
what we may determine upon as p
d pgood luck and bad luck, 01
Ft itek and we make our- ,
at -Il points better men
ier shermen. Fisher
,. 1e~ase note this, and sc
- api~rations accord- la
- .-',-te e. . . . .
NOW FOR TWA .EICIITE61T2 .
On Thursday, the 18th of
June, a. question of the most
vitalI importance will be sub
- mitted to the tax-payers of this
sd parish. If we are permitted to
base our predictions upon our
knowledge of the people of La
fayette we have no hesitancy to
say that the question referred
to will be decided in a manner
creditable to the civic pride and
intelligence of the community.
It is proposed to levy a three
mill-tax during six years for the
A, support of the public schools of
the parish. It is needless to say
ry, that not a single sound reason
has been advanced to show that
rt. this tax should not be levied.
On the other hand, every reason
able argument has been offered
to establish the justness, wis
on dom and absolute necessity of
the proposed tax.
e. Surely none but the hope
he lessly blind can fail to see the
Ls- need of more and better schools
to in this parish. The good work
On that has been done here in re
l- cent times to improve the school
system has emphasized one fact
N. above all others-the great,
crying need of superior educa
of tional facilities for the children
n- of this parish. The well-di
or rected efforts of the local author
or ities, aided by progressive and
y patriotic citizens, have not only
been productive of practical re
ig sults, but they have served to
h bring out the imperfections of
r the school system, pointing the
way by which it can be
strengthened, improved and
la made to ultimately attain the
te highest standard of efficiency.
is Is there one white man or
i- woman in Lafayette parish who
does not want to see his or her
td child given the best educational
Y advantages that money can se
cure? Is there one parent in
k this good old parish, in whose
r- veins courses the rich red blood
n of the Caucasian, who would
n deny to his boy or girl the right
of an education? We hope not.
)f If there be any who are about to
n make this fatal mistake, surely
n they have not given the subject
that earnest, thoughtful con
sideration which it deserves.
r. It has been shown by irrefuta
ble evidence that the schools of
this parish are inadequate, and
e that if present conditions re
main unaltered, hundreds, aye
thousands, of white children will
L, grow up in ignorance, without
11 even being accorded the poor
e privilege of acquiring the rudi
ments of an education.
Within the past few years La
t fayette has written a glorious
.page in the history of Louisiana.
-Already this progressive little
*parish is pointed to as an ex
-ample to be followed by the
laggards on the road to educa
Stional emancipation. Louisiana (
- heads the black list of illiteracy t
and the Southwestern parishes C
hold the least enviable position 2
in the State. Be it said, how
ever, to the credit of Lafayette i
that it decided some time ago to r
no longer suffer this reproach. L
What has been accomplished
need not be repeated here. The "
readers of The Gazette are fami- a
liar with it all. But much re- a
mains to be done. Retrogression
now would be worst than folly.
After so splendid a start, it be- 1
hooves every citizen of this par
ish to join in this campaign and a
contribute to the great victory tl
which should make June the
eighteenth a red letter day in c]
Twenty-nine per cent. of the ti
members of the senate and 18
per cent. of the house fought on
one side or the other in the civil c
The eating of snakes, lizards, ft
scorpions, centipedes, tat'antu-. at
las, and other reptiles is now Oj
prohibited by statute in Kansas. D
There exists in the world a
)f race antagonism that no con
It sideration of right or justice will
, overcome. So far as the negro
is concerned the American peo
ple willingly concede and grant
his personal rights. But in lo
r calities where he preponderates
a. numerically the whites refuse
t to submit to his domination po
d litically. This is the universal
experience in the South and
would be in the North were the
d negro as much in evidence here
as he is there.-Waterloo, (Ia.)
ie The postal ring at Washington
Af seems to be about the rottenest
y gang of thieves that ever dis
n graced the government. The
rascals should be ferreted out
and punished to the extent of
* the law, regardless of the effect
n- it may have on any political
d party. The people have a right
.. to demand an honest administra
tion of the affairs of the depart
medt, and they will insist that
this be done. We want no
e- screening of the guilty because
te they have powerful political
Is backing. That but adds to the
.k shame of it.-St. Mary Banner.
e- Ladies andl Children Invited.
ul All ladies and children who
cannot stand the shocking strain
of laxative syrups, cathartics,
t, etc., are invited to try the
famous Little Early Risers.
They are different from all other
n pills. They do not purge the
i system. Even a double dose will
not gripe, weaken or sicken;
r- many people call them the Easy
d Pill. W. H. Howell, Houston,
Tex., says nothing better can be
Y used for constipation, sick head
e. ache, etc. Bob Moore, Lafayette,
Ind., says all others gripe and
'O sicken, while DeWitt's Little
)f Early Risers do their work well
and easy. Sold by Lafayette
d Count Tolstoi says the Russian
government is guilty in the
matter of the murdered Jews.
Count Cassini, the Russian
,r Ambassador, when shown the
o cablegram wherein Tolstoi made
r this declaration, talked quite
L1 fluently in his effort to clear his
government of the charge, but
admitted a racial prejudice.
n Admit that it exists, civilization
e should rise above a prejudice
I that leads to wholsale robbery
d and murder. True civilization is
t above it. The truth is, Russia
is barbarous. -- Farmerville
Do You Enjoy WLVhat You Eat?
9 If you don't your food does
t not do you much good. Kodol
Dyspepsia Cure is the remedy
that every one should take when
there is any thing wrong with
the stomach. There is no way
to maintain the health andi
f strength of mind and body ex
I cept by nourishment. There is Y
no way to maintain the health j
and strength of mind and body
except by nourishment. There c
is no way to nourish except
through the stomach. The
t stomach must be kept healthy, -
- pure and sweet or the strength
will let down and disease will set
up, No appetite, loss of strength,
nervousness, headache, consti
pation, bad breath, sour risings,
rifting, indigestion, dyspepsia
and all stomach troubles are
quickly cured by the use of
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure. Sold by
Lafayette Drug Co.
Booker Washington, according
to the Washington Post, "ex
plains that the negroes seek the
cities to secure better police pro
tection." Perhaps that is more
convenient than accurate. At
any rate it calls to mind the fact
that not so long ago he made a
Philadelphia audience laugh by
intimating that the reason the
negroes find a wider field of
labor in the South than in the
North is that the Southern
whites are too lazy to work
themselves. This explanation
also was more convenient than
The Perfect Liver Medicine.
Mrs. M. A. Jolley, Noble, O.
T., writes: "I have used Herbine
for anumber of years, and can
cheerfully recommend it as the
most perfect liver medicine, and
the greatest blood purifier. It tl
is a medicine of positive merit,
and fully accomplishes all that is Ve
claimed for it." Malaria cannot
find a lodgment in the system ul
while the liver is in perfect ea
order, for one of its functions is
to prevent the absorption of m
fever producing poisons. Her- m
bine is a most efficient liver reg
ulator. 50c at Lafayette Drug as
Wanted-Everybody to know
that we carry the best Refriger
ators, Freezers, and Blue Flame
Oil Stove on earth. Pellerin &
A Constable gale.
By virtue of the authority vested in me
ill by the parish stock law, I have taken pos
Ssesion of and will sell for cash to the last
and highest bidder at my iesidence in the
0' second ward of Lafayette parish, between
it legal sale hours, on
0 SATURDAY, JUNE 0o, 1903.
the following described property to wit:
B8 One dun mare and colt, brand unknown.
le One roan mare branded A3.
0 ECK I.AUGHlI.IN, Constable ad wrd.
al We the board of supervisors having this
Id day met, have appointed election commis
sioners and clerks of election to serve in the
le respective wards and precincts in and for
the parish of Lafayette, La., for the special
election to be held on the 18th day June,
L.)1903, upon the question of levying a special
tax of 3 mills for 6 years to wit:
First Ward-Felihx Bernard, Joe Dugas,
Jean A. Begneaux, Commissioners; Clerk,
st Second Ward-Jaspel Spell,Wm. Wagner,
II. H. utchinson, Commissioners; Clerk,
Nathan F. Broussard.
ne Third Ward-Lafayette, F. II. Thompson,
Sr., Sidney Mouton. J. E. Martin, Commsis
sioners; Clerk, R. 11. Broussard.
Of Mouton Switch-J. Ed Mouton, Wm.
Couret, Gabe Martin, Commissioners; Clerk,
Al Fourth Wsard-Gil Bannemaisoa, A. L.
itDyer, O. I. Theriot, Commissioners; Clerk,
a- Fifth Ward--Alex. Billeaud,C. K. Olivier,
Augustin Richard, Commissioners; Clerk,
SJ. G. St. Julien, Jr.
at Sixth WVard- Odon Guidry, Aristide
Franccz, T. J. Breaux, Commissioners;
0o Clerk, Geo. Melchior.
Se Simonneax- Hervillien Simmoneaux,
Marius Roger, Edmond Voorhies, Commis
al sioners; Clerk, Seymour Broussard.
e Seventh ward-Ovey Comeaux, J. M.
Broussard, J. Seymar Broussard, Commis
*r. sioners; Clerk, Pierre Landry.
Eighth Ward-Jno. Whittington, Pierre
II* Breaux, Sam Montgomery, Commissioners;
aO Clerk, Leo Judice.
inA. . MARTI'.,
Assessor and Registrar.
, ARTHUR COMEAUX.
e ALF. A. 1)ELIIOMNME,
8. President of Ioard.
Assessor's Office, May 30, 19o3.
ill Chs O Caffery. * *
I and Notarv- ltblic
offtice on Madison Street.
d City Cotancil Proceedings.
le Lafayette, La., May 4, 1903.
11 AMIENDI)ENT r i") CIIAR rrleR.
te The City Cout.cil of the town of La
fayette, La., sh::ll have pow-er to provide
for the preveltion and extinguishment of
fires anti to organize, establisl and maintain
a tire department and to regulate the same;
te to establish tire limits to regulate, restrain
or prohibit the crection of wooden buildings
3 within isuch Ihtms:s as may be prescribed by
n ordinane, and to provide for removal of
sanme at the expense of the owner thereof
to when erected contrary to the orilinances of
e the mtunicipality; to appoint a tire marshal,
who may be the mayor or town marshal,
; with power to remove and keejp away from
i the vicinity of: ny tire all idle and suspi
cious persoins lurking near the saume, and to
It compel any person pIresent to aid in the ex
tinguishment ,f said bre, or the preserva
tion of property exposed to the danger of
n the same, and in preventing goods from be
e ing purloined thereat and with such
powers and duties as may be prescribed by
y ordinamnce. Also to regulate the storage of
powder, pitch, turpentine, rosin, hemp, hay,
co.tton and all other combustible and in
a flamable materials and the storing of lum
ber in yards or lots within the tire limits as
may be prescribed by ordinance, and the
use of lights and candles iin stables, shops
and other places to remove or prevent the
? construction of any fire place, chimney,
stove, oven, boiler, kettle or any apparatus
used in any house, building, manufactory or
ii business which may be dangerous in causing
or producing tires to direct the construction
a of deposits for ashes and generally said
h City Council shall have power to do and
cause to be done whatsoever may be needed
Y and required to prevent and extinguish tires
I in said town.
A vote being taken on above the result
was as follows: Yeas: A. E. Mouton, J. O.
Mouton, F. I emanade, G. A. Del3lanc.
There being no further business the Coun
CII.\s. I). CAFFERY, Mayor.
Louts LACOSTI'E, Secretary.
U1, IN IT?
If not, you ought to be-in one
of our runabout light wagons,
the handsomest, most useful
vehicles made. Easy to "hook
up," easy to get in and out of,
easy on the pocket-book, they d
meet every reasonable require- E
ment, we know ourselves and
as many of our friends who use
them tell us.
W. V. NICHOLSON.
F. DEMIANAD E'S.
Always the best goods, the lowest prices. The
r most popular brands of canned goods Fancy groceries
ml and groceries for daily use. Quick sale; no old stock.
Is, -______________ ____ - - -
While passing near -
Begnaud & Comeau's
is- Stop in and take a
Sole agents for Ky. Taylor Whisky.
;r, The Beot WINES for Family use. Headquarters for OLD FORESTER
ae :Cumberland Telephone. No. 14...
7s; Begnaud Building, opposite Court House. LAFAYETTE, LA.
DWVV W- LL I!
N. F. BROUSSARD,
I will contract to supply any amount of water for
c irrigating purposes. Being equipped with first-class
machinery, I am prepared to put down any size well.
Write for contract and let me figure with you on an
Satisfaction Guaranteed. No water, no pay
WITHIN THE REACh
EVERY OF ALL
t FULLY WARRANTED
'f FOR TEN YEARS
ILLINOIS SEWING MAC HINE CCO. Ro ,IB, i
R. H. BROUSSARD,.
e Main Street, Near Court-house, Dealer in
Groceries - and - Dry Goods.
A Fine Line of Shoes.
Fresh Goods, Low Prices.
Goods delivered any point in town.
Phone No. 137.
State Board of Hlealth.
Complete line of coffins,
caskets; funeral robes,
etc. Will take charge
of funeral and attend
Z ooto all details, including
graveyard work. Fully
equipped with hearse
and elverything else re-I
quired for a funeral.
Promipt an thorough
.... oCnfuberland 'Phone
Have your Job Printing
Done at this Office.
THE PROPER WAY TO TRAVEL.
i Mo gan's La. & Tex.
R-OTE R. R. & S. S. CO.
_ _N "La. Western R. R."
No Mattir Whore You Wsleh to Oo.
Free Chair Car. Splendid Equipments,
Box Vestibuled, Perfect Trains.
EQUIPMENT THE WEST,
ROUTE THE NEW YORK,
9@**E* THE EAST.
Send 10 Cents in Stamnps for a Copy or the Southern Pacific
1ice Cook Book, Containing 200 Receipts.
W. H. MASTEIR1S, . F. S. DECKIRe
Tr w. Ma Orleans La, Asst, G. P. and T. A
New oleans La. an
CLOI'IING, HATS, SIIOES,
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS,
FLOUR. (hest a specialty)
HARNESS, Etc. Etc.
We aim to keep our stock as
Le complete as possible of "BEST
)8 GoonD" at lowest prices possible
C. consistent with quality.
C. H. MOUTON,
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW
And Abstractor of Titles
OFFICE:-Next to Bank of i.atayette,
Court House Square, Lafayette, La. Wil
practice in Lafayette, St. Martin and Ac
RH. C. SniLLeS,
S 4. DENTIST.
Office on Buchanan Street.
LAFAYETTE, . LOUISIANA.
For Sale !
5-room residence in Mills addition, lot
6ox 140, on a corner
I.oss in Alex Mouton addition
Imnproved property in Kennedy and Vor
Lots in Mouton addition 6oxsoo
4 lots in G(irard addition, cheap
Lots 50ox on improved, in Mills addition
A new 4-roonm residence on lot 50140
A 4-room residence with a complete
blachsmith shop on lot 5ox14o
1* 2 lots facing railroad track near Sunset
hotel, at a bargain
The Falk brickyard at a bargain
Two lots in McComnb addition with resi
dence, zoo feet from railroad depot
1i3-arpent plantation near Carencro
7o-arper.t plantation on railroad track
near I)uchalmpil station, St Martin parish
6o-at pent farm near Carencro
53-arpent farm near Caren:ro
25-arpents of wood land, I% miles from
Lot io-' feet squiare with large resi.lence,
Large 15 roont hotel on 30x14o feet of
3 Iots in Mudd addition.
5 lots in Mudd addition.
Store btuildling now doing business, 4ox8S,
L.ot in Mills addition 135x140, cheap with
A bargain, I lot 4ox4o with cabin, near
A nice 4-room r:sidence I block frrom
Two nice 6root,m cottages on l.incoln Ave
nue, 3 blocks from, S. I depot, cheap.
For Sale-One half interest in Falk's
One 4-horse power center-crank engine.
O()e 12-horse power center-crank engine.
5 acres of land with residence and other
improvements. near Peoples Cotton Oil Mill.
Large two-story residence ntear S. I'.
Lots in Mills addition.
Large lot and iumprovemnents in aMludd addl.
I.ots in Moutton addition.
225 arpents of land between Lafayette
71 arpents of land half mile northeast of
town. W\ill sell any portion.
5t) arpents of wood)) land 3 miles from
3j arpents of wood land near Anse I.a
stoo acres of pine land.
19 acres of land in Vinton, Calcasien
Lots in Vinton, Calcasieu parish.
Lots in Kennedly ahdditio, with Imprtove
II arpents on the corporation line with
fine two-story residlcnce. Will sell any por
tion of it.
Butcher & Voorhies,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
H. P. 5eeLLeI,
" " DENTIST.
ATTORNEY-A 7-LAW AND
. ..........NO7TARY PUBLIC,
Lafayette, - L.ouisiana.
OFFICE-Lafayette street, near court.
Nothing has ever equalled it.
Nothing can ever surpass it.
For I e e.O. xr s .
A Perfect For All Throat and
Cure: Lung Troubles.
Money back If It fills. Trial 8ottles free.
For sale by all druggists.
J os, Ducote,
Prompt attention paid to col
lections intrusted to him.,