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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH AND TOWN OF LAFAYETTE.
VOLUME XL LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1903. NUMBER 33.
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It would pay
you to investi
gate our methods
of doing busi
ness as well as
that we offer you
for trading at
our store is pure
drugs and medi
at our store.
Have your pre
at the Moss
Furniture, Mattings, Carpets,
Shades and Wall Paper
at Fascinating Prices.
On account of moving into our
NEW BUILDING on Jefferson
Street (opposite the Blue Store,)
we are now disposing of our
entire stock of Furniture.
Mattings, Carpets, Shades,
Wall Paper, Stoves. etc.,
at greatly reduced prices.
T'his in order to save repacking, drayageR IN & D LOUET
and handling. It's a business proposition
with us and you can save money. Please
give us a call and see what we have to
offer )ou. Lafayette, La.
lteuaelunber we always do what we Advertise.
Ready-to-wear Hats, Veils,
10ii y Velvets and Ribbons in
ggo a leading styles and pretty
_ designs. Prices reasonable
Opposite Boissiat's and near LAFAYETTE, LA.
the Blue Store.
Sensible Talk for Sensible Planters.
In buying a machine the buyer
should be posted. The good
points of the Champion are
too numerous to mention. They
are evident to every man that
compares Champion with other
makes. Come in and let us show
you this machine. Ask planters
of this parish who have used
Champion what they have to
say about it.
DENBO & NICHOLSON.
Lincoln Ave. Lafayette, La.
A Cure For Dyspepsia.
I had Dyspepsia in its worst
form and felt miserable most all
the time. Did not enjoy eating
until after I used Kodol Dyspep
sia Cure which has completely
cured me.-Mrs. W. W. Saylor,
Hilliard, Pa. No appetite, loss
of strength, nervousness, head
ache, constipation, bad breath,
sour risings, indigestion, dys
pepsia and all stomach troubles
are quickly cured by the use of
Kodol. Kodol represents the
natural juices of digestion com
bined with the greatest known
tonic and reconstructive proper
ties. It cleanses, purifies and
sweetens the stomach. Sold by
Lafayette Drug Co.
Go to Prejean & LeBlanc's for
gentlemen's furnishings and fine
suits for the fall.
Herbert Philips and Jos.
Wolfe, two carpenters employed
in the construction of a building
in the Mudd Addition, received
quite painful injuries by a fall
from a scaffold, on Monday af
ternoon. Philips sustained a
broken bone above the ankle and
Wolfe had a fracture of a bone
in the foot. The wounds were
very painful but not serious.
Dr. A. R. Trahan was called and
gave medical attention to the
Honest goods at honest prices
-no tricks-is what holds old
customers and makes new ones
-and that is what makes Moss
& Company's store such a pop
ular store with the people. And
so you see there is a reason for
Five hundred barrels of corn
wanted at the Planters' Mills by
Ramsay & Upton.
!Conleril Passed Caement WValk
The city council at its meeting
Monday night passed an ordi
nance compelling property own
ers on certain streets to have
cement walks, six feet in width,
built at their own cost and at
other places providing for the
building of plank walks also at
the cost of the abutting pro
The following extracts from
the ordinance will give an idea of
Section I.-Be it ordained by
the City Council of Lafayette,
La., that under and by virtue of
an ordinance this day adopted,
entitled "An Ordinance relative
to sidewalks in the town of La
fayette, La.," and in accordance
with the provisions of Act No.
147 of the acts of the Legislature
of this State of the year 1902,
and considering that the public
interest requires it, that a cement
walk, six feet in width, and the
necessary curbing thereto, and
otherwise according to specifica
tions in possession of the street
committee of this Council, be
built between the following
points and along the following
Starting on Grant Avenue at
the centre line of the Crescent
News Hotel, thence along the
West side of said Grant Avenue
to Lincoln Avenue, thence along
the South side of Lincoln Avenue
to Pierce Street, thence along
the Southeastern side of Pierce
Street to Jefferson Street, thence
along the East side of Jefferson
Street to Vermilion Street,
thence along the South side of
Vermilion Street to Lafayette
Street, thence along the East
side of Lafayette Street to North
Starting again at the corner of
Lee Avenue and Vermilion Street
on the North side of Vermilion
Street and running thence to St.
John Street to Main Street.
Be it further ordained that a
plank walk of six feet in width,
wherever possible, and of such
lesser width as may be neces
sary to conform to the width of
the sidewalk, and otherwise ac
cording to specifications in pos
session of the street committee,
be built between the following
points, to wit:
1. From corner of Vermilion
St. and Lee Avenue on East side
of Lee Avenue, then East side
Oak St. and West side Grant
Avenue to Crescent News Hotel.
2. From Vermilion St. to
Main, on West side Johnston
3. From Lafayette street (near
Convent) going on North side of
Convent street to St. John street,
and thence on West of St. John
to Catholic-church square.
4. From corner of Grant Ave
nue and Lincoln Avenue, on East
of Railroad, running on North of
Lincoln Avenue to Chesnut St.
There will be services at the
Presbyterian church tomorrow
morning Oct. 11, at eleven o'clock,
Rev. S. G. Hutton of New Or
leans, in the pulpit. All are
cordially invited to hear an earn
est and forcible presentation of
PROMINENT OIL MEN VISIT
ANSE LA BUTTE.
J. N. Bruck, Oil Expert, Pro
Ilounces Oil Fine Lubricant.
Gov. Hogg, Gen. Nelson A.
Miles, Mr.iJas. W. Swayne of the
Hogg-Swayne Syndicate, Messrs.
T. J. Toler and L. L. Lyons of
Crowley, arrived in Lafayette
yesterday afternoon and regis
tered with Capt. Hahn at the
Crescent News. Gen. Miles,
Gov. Hogg and Mr. Bruck, an
oil expert, are visiting the oil
fields of Louisiana and Texas and
it was to look over the local ter
ritory that they came to Lafa
yette. Assessor A. M. Martin
and other citizens of the town
were partly instrumental in get
ting a visit from the disting
uished gentlemen. Accompanied
by him, the party, with the ex
ception of the Governor, drove
over to Anse La Butte. Mr.
Bruck informed a representative
of TheGazette that in his opinion,
the oil found there was superior
to all samples he has seen in
Louisiana and Texas fields, as a
Gen. Miles, who has but re
cently won fame as a long dis
tance rider across country, was
accompanied by Sheriff Ike
Broussard yesterday afternon
for a hunt on horseback.
Shoes-the kind that look well
and wear well, the dependable
kind--are the kind we sell and
warrant to give satisfaction. We
have them for men, for ladies,
for children and all at reason
able prices. Moss & Co., of
An Address to the People.
The following was adopted at
the convention of parish super
intendents at New Orleans, Sep
tember 23rd, 1903:
. Resolved, that this convention
hereby reiterates its expression
of opinion that all available funds
in the State Treasury not other
wise appropriated should be
donated to the support of the
common schools, and with a view
of making more effective this
laudaole purpose, the Parish
Superintendents in convention
assembled do hereby appeal to
the next General Assembly to
carry out this resolution to the
fullest extent, and each and
every Parish Superintendent
pledges himself to exert every
legitimate influence on the mem
bers of the General Assembly to
be elected from his parish to
commit himself in favor of the
letter and spirit of this resolu
tion. The following superinten
dents signed this resolution: G.
W. IHewman, J. V. Calhoun, A.
E. Miller, T. A. Badeaux, John
Marks, W. U. Richardson, Jno.
McNeese, W. C. Carruth, and J.
Regular services will be held
at the Episcopal church to-mor
row evening at half-past five
Prejean & LeBlanc have just
received a fine line of gentle
men's furnishings and suits for
J. F. Hendricks of Crowley
was a business visitor to Lafa
All size picture frames cheap
at Carter's new studio.
Horace Broussard has re
turned home very much im
poved in health after spending
several weeks at Marlin, Texas.
Go to the Planters' Mills for
your Red Rust -proof seed oats,
white clipped oats, Alfalfa hay,
rice bran, rice polish, feed oats,
and other feed stuff. Phone 182,
Ramsey & Upton.
Mr. L. Leo Judice and Dr. A.
R. Trahan left Monday for Rich
Seed Oats! Feed Oats!
Kansas City feed and seed
oats at Magnolia Mills L'td.
Mrs. L. Serrett and children
have left for Wilmot, Ark., to
join Mr. Serrett, who has mitd-e
his home there.
Fine Showing of the Work
Done by the Parish School
To the Foremsan aand Gert/lem-n of theA
Only a few days ago I had the pleasure
of representing Lafayette parish in the
Superintendents' Convention held in New
Orleans. In this convention Lafayette
parish presented a good report showing
more progress than any other parish.
However, this does not mean that the
school system of our parish is perfect nor
that it is even as good as some of the lead
ing parishes of the State. We have made
great strides in our scho.ol system and it
should be the aim of every good citizen to see
to it that the parish makes no backward step
in school matters from now on. It is grati
fying to see that the whole state is awake
to the necessity of better school facilities
and the people of Louisiana have made it
distinctly understool in the present cam
paign that education is the most important
issue at stake. Nothing can be of more
Importance to us than the proper education
of our chil Iren. The m ,st sacred duty of
the State is to provide adequate education
for all its children. Education is the birth
right of every American-born child.
It is with great satisfaction that I submit
the following report of progress made dur
ing the past two years, together with the
recommendations for needed improvements.
The enrollment two sessions ago was
less than 1ooo; last session it was
2o00. Next session it will be not less than
2500oo. Here is an increase of over too per
cent. in two yearn.
THE SCHOOL FUNID.
Out school fund has necessarily increased,
but It has not kept pace with the increased
demands made upon it. Two year ago we
employed 40 teachers at an average salary
of $39.00; only 2 were trained for the work.
This session we have 55 teachers at an aver
age salary of $46.6 i. This increase in the
salary has enabled the board to employ 3
trained teachers for the coming session. The
trained teachers have done excellent work
wherever sent, and the commnunities have
been quick to appreciate their superior
work- A healthy sentiment exists through
out the parish in favor of good teachers.
There are nearly gooo school children to
educate in Lafayette parish. Up to the
present session the taxpayers of the parish
have been contributing directly $4000 per
year, or 44 cents per chill for one year of
education. This is less than 5 cents per
month. The available school fund from all
sources is as follows: from the State,
$Soo,; parish $6ooo; poll tax $2S0ooo0; school
lands, $2zooo; town of Lafayette $2030;
To maint-im the schools of the parish 9
calendar months for the present session, it
will require $z6, to.. There is a deficit of
$6, too which should be supplied by the par
ish and town of Lafayette, and I would
therefore urge upon you the necessity for
laying this matter before the police jury of
the parish and the town council of Lafayette,
calling upon them to do all in their power
for the children who must be educaten.
It will be noticed that no mention has
been made of the speci.al tax recently voted
by the people of the p.lrih. The reason is
that the tax will be collected only in the fall
of next year and will therefore not be avail
able for the Iresent session. Besides we
are in absolute need of thirty-four school
houses the construction of which will absorb 1
every cent of the special tax money. What
we need now is money with which to run
The capacity of our school houses is about
80o. Last year we tried to accommodate
20oo children and this session the average
school-house of the parish will have three
times more children than it can comfortably
seat. The demand from all parts of the
parish is for tmore space in the school-house.
The school board is now preparing to
build four comfortable school-houses. Last i
year one school-house was built, and one
thoroughly repaired. In a short time the
parish will have six comfortable school
TIHE SxlT'':KN I'H-SEC fIoN, OR SCHOOL
There are three secti3ns of school land in
the parish. Two and a half sections are
rented at prices ranging from 75 cents to
$2.50. Two years ago the same land was
rented at ten cents and 50 cents. As nearly
all the land is rented there is no possibility
of there being any squatteis on the land.
COST OF ERDUCA-TNG OUR CHILD)REN.
Last session the school board expended
about 18.ooo on 2030 children for 9 months,
making the cost of educating I child $9.oo
per pear or $t.oo per month. Instead of
being an extravagant expenditure it will be
seen the board had not an adequate fund.
The parish of l.afayette paid $2 out of every
$g spent. The other $7 spent on each child
was derived from other sources, principally
from the State. Our system of education
will never be adequate until we can spend
more than $1 per month on each child. It
costs the parish not less than $9 per month
to keep a criminal.
It is with pleasure that I can report a
steady improvement in the public roads of
the parish during the past two years. We
now have the foundation of a good system
of public roads and the foundation of a good
system of public schools, and these two in
stitutions are so Important and closely inter
depend-nt as to demand the support of all
citizens in order that each system might be
built up to its highest standard of excellence.
Kansas Red Rust proof seed
oats at Ramsey & Upton's.
Attendalnce in Rural Schools.
The Gazette is indebted to
Superintendent Alleman for the
average percentage of attend
ance in the rural schools of the
parish during the past session.
Particular interest was mani
fested in this on account of the
contest made for winning the
large United States flag offered
iby the Lacoste Hardware store
at the beginning of the session to
that school showing the highest
average of attendance during the
year. The showing made by the
schools indicates the very high
mark attained by some of them,
and the creditable percentage in
Thanks are due the Lacoste
store for its practical manner of
showing interest in the public
The list is as follows :
l)omingue School-C. J. Jordan, Leila
Phillips, teachers; average, .98.
Bertrand School-Agnes I). Hayes, Eina
Close, teachers; average, -93.
Pilette School-A. Broussard, teacher;
Comeaux School--Roberta Nesbet, teach
er; average, .85.
Alex Martin School-Phillip Martin,
teacher; average, .85.
J. C. Martin School-Nutley Arceneau,
teacher; average, .84.
1)omingue School-Leila Phillips, teacher;
Bertrand Scho.)l-Jeanne Villere, Maggie
Bagnal, teachers; average-, .84.
Sellers School-Odile A. Smith, teacher,
Matthieu school-E. A. Edwards, teacher;
Cormier School-G. J. Aba lie, teacher;
Theall School-Ed. Parent, teacher;
Guitroz School- Mary Webb, teacher;
Matthieu School-Leslie Carter, teacher;
Alex Broussard School--I. H. Hayes,
Rogers School--G. J. Ltbauve, teacher;
Bonin School--Hugh Wagner, teacher;
Romero School--G. J. Young, teacher;
Mouton Switch School--J. C. Martin,
teacher; average, .68.
Isles des Cannes School--Geo. P. Lessly,
teacher; average, .68.
Cormier School--O. J. Poland, teacher;
Verot School--Alta Caston, teacher, aver
Duhon School--John Foote, Fannie
Dunn, J. C. Johnson, teachers; average.
Indian Bayou School--John W. Faulk,
Irving P. Foote, teachers; average, .63.
Stelly School--Edith Wands, teacher,
Duson School-Marshall Thompson, Nel
lie Phillips, teachers; average, .58.
Ridge School-R. P. Watson, J. C.
Johnson, Marshall Thompson, teachers;
The Gazette has received an
announcement of the marriage
of Mr. Louis Leo Judice, the
well-known merchant of Scott, to
Miss Hunter Ferguson of Vir
ginia, to be celebrated at the
Trinity Methodist Episcopal
Church, of Richmond, Va., on
Wednesday evening, October 15.
We extend a cordial invitation
to the citizens of Lafayette to at
tend the opening of our new
china ware and racket goods de
partment, to-day Saturday, Oct.
Mr. Alfred Hebert was em
ployed to put in good condition
the public road leading from La
fayette to Anse La Butte and
Breaux Bridge, which last winter
was reported almost impassable
for a long time. Mr. Hebert had
the road thoroughly graded.
The following contributed to
wards meeting the payment of
the expenses incurred for this
People's Cotton Oil Co., $20 ;
Gerac Gin, $10; Lafayette Com- 1
press Co., $10; First National
Bank, $10; Scott Heywood, $10;
L. Domengeaux, $5; Gustave
Landry, $5; Adrien Theall, $5;1
Denbo & Nicholson, $5; and 1
Chas. Babin, $1.
An aggregation of matchless
bargains, the equal of which you
have never seen on our bargain
Miss Norene Segura of New
Iberia, is the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Alcee Landry.
Ladies' and Misses' Hats.
Ladies' and Misses' trimmed
and outing hats at A. L. Dyer's,
Mr. Harry Squires, assistant 1
deputy of the Improved Order I
of Red Men, is in Lafayette with I
a view of organizing a Tribe of I
that organization here.
If you want to keep your horse
fat, buy your feed at the Magno
lia Mills, Ltd, Phone 65.
A mass meeting of Democrats
will take place at the court
house on Sunday, Oct. 18, 1890,
at 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
Addresses in French and Eng
lish will be made by Judge C.
Dabaillon, Hon. Wm. Campbell,
Judge Julian Mouton, Sheriff I.
A. Broussard and others.
Dr. and Mrs. P. B. Raney of
Crowley, were in Lafayette dur
ing the week.
A full assortment of single and
shot-guns of best makes, and
hunting coats, shells and imple
ments, at A. L. Dyer's, Royville,
The Gazette regrets very much
its inability to publish in the
present issue the Attakapasian,
the interesting paper of the Atta
kapas Society, sent us by Miss
Marcelle Blot, the editor.
Mr.IF. Siadous will raffle his
fast pacing mare, Fannie, at the
Surrey Park track on Sunday the
25th. But a few tickets, at one
dollar apiece, remain unsold.
Those wishing to take a chance
should apply to Mr. Siadous.
Moss & Company's millinery
department is replete with new
style hats and bonnets, hand
some dress goods, and season
able novelties of all kinds, and is
receiving a liberal share of the
patronage of the ladies of the
Mr. Jean Brun has returned
home after a long visit to his old
home in France. He was accom
panied by his sister Miss Eu
Driving gloves from a dollar
to two fifty per pair, just re
ceived at Tanner's.
Mrs. J. J. Revillon has issued
invitations to the marriage of her
daughter, Miss Louise, to Mr.
A. Edward Ferren of Lake
Charles, to be performed on
Wednesday morning, October
fourteenth, at St. John Catholic
Men's boys' and children's
clothing at A. L. Dyer's, Roy
There will be services held at
the Presbyterian Church on Sum
day, Oct. 11, at 11 a. m. and 6
p. m., by Rev. Hutton.
Low prices coupled with goods
of known quality prove an at
traction irresistible, at Tanner's.
John Vigneaux arrived in
Lafayette last week. He was
absent several weeks on a visit
to France and he returns home
much benefited in health.
Philibert Trahan, son of Mr.
Clemile Trahan, died last Sunday
morning at 8:30 o'clock, at the
residence of his father in Lafay
ette. He was buried' in the
Catholic cemetery on Monday at
10 o'clock a. m. The funeral
services were held in St. John's
Catholic Church. Young Trahan
had just reached the age of ma
jority, and his passing away when
about to step on the threshold of
life's duties is particularly a sad
one. The sympathy of many
friends is extended to his family
in the loss of a devoted son and
At her residence in the third
ward, Oct. 4, 1908, the wife of
the late Alexandre Latiolais,
born Orphise Breaux. She was
thirty-four years of age and she
leaves four children.
A host of friends join an aged
father and several brothers and
sisters to mourn the death of
one who has been a dutiful
daughter, a kind sister, a faith
fulwife and mother and a good
May she rest in peace.
The home boys were defeated
last Sunday in a game of. base
ball at Franklin by the nine from
that town, by a score of 7 to 2.
Sidney Alpha pitched a good
game but could not succeed in
winning out. A. Suares did the
work behind the bat.
Call on F. F. Carter for good
crayon and pastel work,