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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD AND TOWN OF LAFAYETTE.
VOLUME XXXIX. LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 1904. NUMBER 36. PARISHI INSTITUTE Saturday One of the Most Interesting Ever Held in This Parish. Elementary Agriculture in the Schools The Principal Topic. All the Speakers, Handle Their Subjects Attractively. A move than ordinarily inter esting parish institute was held at the Industrial Institute Satur day. The subject was agricul ture, which hereafter will be a part of the course in every school of the parish, particularly as it has been ordered taught in all the public schools of the State by the State lBoard of Education. There were about forty five teachers present, in cluding Institute teachers, and from the close attention given with frequent questioning by the teachers, it was quite evident that they were all interested in the sbject. In fact it was brought out that a number of kbeýLrs. dad alresdy gained interest in and knowledge of the subject by making gardens in onnectioa with their school The first an the program was $ model lesson on agriculture by M airs lilaristian. Shedevel oed the subject, "Tbe Plow," in an admirable manner and a fascinaig way, which won high emoomiums from all present. There isn't a particle of doubt, ldging from this model lesson, bu tha elementary agriculture ea be made highly attractive ad instructive to children. Pro. V. L. Roy followed with al leture ad some length, but w- .r r became tiresome for um moment. Ie-i.bustrated with l-ny simple xterlmeats, wly 1 p-se.sdaso.yaanstadcstrctve ess, and showed bow te minds of chldren could be developed' iemghl observation, interest, and Meusesag. As be put the } s.tiot, It has a wise usefulneass ir the qbeme of education and t the eame time arouses a love til ngb the soil, by awakening .t .tle appreciation of nature's e joiuahneds with the aclenti. aputtir ao experleait and coA cspy withs capitol ste of SOOOO9 has brees or· hoV d Ir Opelusa -to build a l ' tt C dat plis l a a z , emus Xlydirciss to later .,ea - bs 1te'Meas and Pmd hlb at 1:. sinlbrbb peoit; also to e* **me rarn. mromd Insassa ~j vtod dlrdesto UnsGulL .".Y. ylb Youug -Vsma Po es ab - 'z *iKrns pW tl o ta Ur Mj ibh ~sread research. At 12:30 Supt. Alleman re quested Prof. Roy to postpone the conclusion of his lecture, and invited all present to dine at the Dormitory, which invitation was promptly and unanimously ac cepted. Dr. Stephens requested the teachers to assemble on the front steps, so he could take their pictures, which they did. At the close of dinner, which was a good one, by the way, Supt. Alleman called upon Judge Julien Mouton to say a few words, which the Judge did in his usual felicitous style. In the course of his remarks he urged the necessity for instruction in civil government. When he closed -Supt. Alleman made a nest little speech, supplementing Judge Mouton's talk about civil government, and also about agriculture in the schools. The afternoon session began about 2 o'clock. Prof. Roy con- t tinued his lecture and exper iments, receiving entiusiastic. applause on its conclusion. Miss Fadra Holmes followed with a fine paper on the "School Garden." The subject was well handled and made very attractive. Prof. W.J. Avery then read a paper on "A visit to the Farm," in which he spoke of the advan- f tage to a student, its instructive ness and value. He also told of the scenes on a farm, about its v work and the various methods used, particularly in North tj Louisiana. Supt. Alleman was the last on r "Valuable Matters to Supple- p ment theText." He spoke briedy, to but gave much good information for the assistanceof the teachers - in taking up this new subject; . after which the institute ad- p Jmrued. P Among the visitors present were: Judge Julien Mouton, Alei Deibomme, member of P School Board, Jerome Mouton a and W. A. LeRosen. Saby show. All the babies are cordialy in elb4 to compete for the primes at May Festival next PFriday elealag. A prime will be given bto the naest baby, sad another to the prettest baby, between the ages at bour maths and two yeas. Disinterested jugaes will be seleeted to albt the primes. The baby ahow will take place at o'cloak m. m.; ad will be fl lowed by the May Pole deao The pretty gronds 'next to the Pies o r ad slbo to the gremas-li oeass for chilMren I . m_; adalt s,-e. W f , tae ys ese m For Beasfit of Public Schools. The People of Lafayette will have the rare pleasure of hearing the famous Southern story teller, Richard T. Wyche, next batur day. Through the efforts of Miss Holmes, principal of the Lafa yette Primary School, arrange ments have been made by which Mr. Wyche will entertain the school children of the town and parish in the forenoon, and en tertain the public at night. Mr. Wyche will tell a number of the unwritten stories handed down by the old-time negro, along with many from Uncle Re mus, such as "The Tar Baby," and "Brer Rabbit and the Mos quitoes." His stories are inter esting and educative, and it is said of Mr. Wyche that there has never been a teller of stories in Athens that ever approached him in the art of engrossing the at tention of his hearers and keep ing them well entertained throughout, a whole evening's entertainment. In the morning at 10 o'clock the children will be delightfully entertained, and all the school children of the public and the private schools in the town and in the parish will be admitted FREE of charge. Parents and others will be welcome, and an 4 admission fee of 25 cents will be collected from these. At half past eight o'clock at night the entertainment is in- 4 tended for the whole public, men, 4 women and children, and every- ( body will be charged admission- children 15 cents and adults 25 i cents. - J. Y. Joyner, State Supt. of public instruction of North Car olina, says "Mr. Richard T. Wyche has mastered the art of story-telling." It is true that Mr. Wyche has a special gift as a teller of tales, and his stories posess high literary meaning and value. The school children will sell tickets for the night entertain ment, and one-half of the door receipts will be donated to the Primary School to finish painting the building. The pleasure of the evening will be enhanced by vocal and instrumental music by Misses Robert'oa and Reid, of the 4 Primary School, and others. Both entertainments will take < place at ialk's opera-house, and 4 an enjoynble time is promised to 4 all who sill attend. The dateis Saturday, May 14, and the night program will be entirely differ ent from the day program. W se's LUterary Club. Mrs. John Givens was the hoe tess of the Literary Club on4 Saturday afternoon, when a4 large number of members filled a the parlors of her pretty home. a "Grace King and the Books She & Has Written", were the subjects 4 under discussion. Mrs. Givens read an interest- j iag letter from this charming i authores.s, whose historic talent has been so beneficial to the 2 youth of the South. J Mrs. John Kennedy read se- J lectons of the "Baloony Stories, 4J and Miss Riss gave selectioks t fronm, 'New Orleans, The Place 4 sad ople." The prgram was Mrs. Blake, Mrs. Givens, Mrs. Biossat and Miss Leftwich. Several communications were read, among the most important were those from Miss Gordon of the Era Club, of New Orleans, and Mr. Avery of our town. A movement is now on hand to find a more suitable name for the Club. As under its present name, its identity is almost lost, among the numerous "Literary Clubs" belonging to the State Federation. This meeting was in every way a most enjoyable one, and your correspondent cannot re frain from mentioning the beauti ful unique souvenirs prepared for the occasion by Dr. Hopkins, the venerable father of Mrs. Givens, the hostess. They were appreciated by every member, the only regret was they were perishable. A cordial welcome was given the visitors, Mrs. Ralph B. Raney, of Crowley, and Mrs. J. C. Nickerson. BIGGEST MOVE In Lafayette. Pellerin & DeCloet's Large Furniture Store, Has been successfully moved. We have the weight of the building and contents. As advertised last week any visitor to our store for the following 30 days will be given a chance to guess the weight, and the one making the nearest guess will be given any article out of our immense stock to the value of $10. For the see ond best guess, any article to the value of $5. The building is 40 feet wide, 54 feet high and 100 feet long. IT'S EASY. * You need not buy to get a chance- just come and see us. PELLERIN B DeCLOIJET, FulP llani amr ePsuantdelm. WE DON'T Take a Back Seat, But are Right in the Push All the Time When it conmes to anathing namor lire-and that mesas mIUM BER AND ALL KINDS OF BUILDING MATERJ i., and the very w sad latest Buggies, gerys sad Wagons. Let us _gure with you, sad, sure thing, vyu'll leave your order with as. It's True That Eben Morgan has opened an Ice-cream PARLOR in the building formerly occupied by the Doucet Pharmacy in Pierce street in a day or two. The firm name is E. F. Morgan & Co. ('all around and see what nice cream he serves and Cakes and Candies. tie's got a Swell Place All Right. Sure knock out for a chill is the Young-Comeaux Chill Cure.