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The Bachelor Maids' ball on May 6, was a success in every particular. The hall was artistically de corated by Misses L. E. Swett,. May Courtney, Louise Jones, Carrie and May Lessley and Camile Stilly with palm and vines of many kinds, inter mingled with beautiful roses of different hues, while the grand stand was dotted with seven kinds of pot ferns. At 9 o'clock sharp the grand march was led off by Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Melchoir, followed by couple after couple into untold numbers. Will not attempt to describe separately the attire of the fair sex, but using Bible talk, will say, "Verily I say unto you, that Solomon in all his gal was never arrayed like one, of these." To the strains-sweet music by the Lafayettg boys, who so graciously came'. our aid on this the gress event of '04, the couples were soon off in the whirl forgetting the world and its surroundings. Messrs. 8. J. Breaux and Geo. Melchoir, being floor managers, every thing started, continued and ended well. Among the many from Grand Coutesu were Dr. Barry, Misses Guilbeau, Barry and Tarleton and Mr. Dunbar. From Lafayette, Misses Scran to,n Close, Campbell, Stailey, and Batts. Messrs. E. Morgan, LeBlanc, Nuns. Odonohoe, Breaux, Talbot, Alex Morse, Crouchet, Drs. John Tolson, Beeler and Girard. Breaux Bridge, Messrs. R. and D. Patin, Odonohoe, Bodoin, and many others of whom your correspondent could not get names; for at this juncture some one ran into the hall and ex claimed, "There is a hanging down on the side walk." Natur. ally the sterner sex wanted to see the hanging and made a mad rush down, and found several men banging around as they had no cards to present at the door. -The Bbelor Maids always send 0 out invitation cards by a com.r micttee appolnted on invitations mong their club. iss Berai e Ashley visited Miss Swet hast Sunday. SMrs Ben Brook at Fayette vile, Ark.. the renowned musi cia' is visiting at the home of Mr. Gen. Mechoir. Mesars. Sims, of Adaline, and W. and J. Toriea, of Lafayette, visited the Stelly home last 8on day. . Mrs. . K. Brown and Miss Aasa Jermard visited friends in Lafayette Mqday and report bhvrng spent a delighttfl day. Mrs. John Beoauet, of 8cott, Is visil her parents, Mr. sad Mrs. Albert Guidry. Dr. Ialst Prejesa sad Mr. stS$eessat Soot, asended the aspYear bail. Mien Agpes Hayes was the gmtof Mois Cbrrk Lessey last Priday Prot Youmn, Misses Swett nad Arouso attended the TCeossr'IIntiltteandTeacher's (lab ast Saturday and report ittobe o the most import sat sad IatelauI ug meeating as wd e lastrr ive, that has ever bres bhM ia 4be parish Dr. W they say, etereliead *t dagrsatarweeptiosd er Dthwrmt alt+ry ay rogal way. € 3m etem mnade a eanrrm he s- add eas elwe ý. 0º itm ba boeb IIIe appte Cottea RaiLsg is Ahrica. New Orleans States. Mr. Peter Strickland, our con sul at Goree-Dakar, Senegal, Africa. has compiled and sent to the State Department at Wash ington a report regarding the raising of cotton in Africa. He says that at the present time much attention is being given to the cultivation of the staple in the Upper Nile Valley as well as elsewhere by both the colonial government and the home gov vernment of France. Several years ago a number of French explorers of the Soudan, after a careful investigation of the conditions of soil and climate, declared that the country could easily be made to produce all the cotton required to meet the needs of France, and it seems that what these explorers assert ed is about to be verified. In their reports to the French govern ment they contended that cotton could be easily produced in West Africa, and called attention to the fact that in the times prior to the importation of English goods from Manchester the na tives raised cotton and manufac tured by hand enough cloth to supply their wants. The staple was not as long or as fine as that produced in this country, but the natives managed to make very strong cloth from it, and some of them are still engaged in the manufacture of the fabric. It may be that in a few years from now the Southern cotton grower will have to meet the competition of the African pro duct in the markets of Europe, because there is no reason to doubt that the intelligent devel opment of the Dark Continent with its great resources is sure to result in the extension of the cotton growing area of the world, and this country will then 1 cease to enjoy a monopoly in the production of the great staple. tehw Away. A baby's solid gold ring for babies under one year to every purchaser of one dollars worth of the fancy stick pins, belt pins, shirt waists sets and other novel ties in ladies jewelry which we have just added to our stock.- Mouton Sisters. Mrs Saintdost Areepesux. of Carencro, spent the day Monday with Mrs. Ludovic Guilbceu. For every purchase of 50 cents or repair work done for that amount, I will give a ticket en titing the holder to one chance on a latest Model Coaster -Brake (any make). which I will put on your bicycle free of charge. A. J. Bonnet, the bicycle doctor. Gueydan, according to the Gweydan News, likes the idea of a Lafayette and Baton Rouge road very much, sand rises to ask why not extend to Geyrdan and pick up some 700,000 bags of rice, etc., annually. The exten saon is all right, and itf our Guey dan aneighbors want to get in on the deal, it is possible. For the purpose of organing sa association to promote the commercial and industrial wel fare of this community, a meet ing of tidens of the town and vicinity Is hereby called, to be held at the court4-ouse, on Thursday, May1r, 1904,at 8 p. m. . G. Voorhies, Frank Jean maIr, B J. .PFleria, S. . Par hernm, A. B Deabo, J. C. Nick ers., P. L. Deloet, F. K Gi nard, W. A. IaBosen, C D. Caf fery, J. L Raise, N. P. Moss, Ch.b. 0. Mouton, 8. Begead, Julens MIebas, A. . Martin, 0. 0t litn, . L nopius, B. U ~Ii~kaJ FIRST COMMUNION. Two T' a ausad P.opke Present to Witness the Impressive Cere moais. A vast congregation assembled at St. John's Catholic Church Thursdav to witness the celebra tion of first communion services, something near :0h)0 people be ing present. The sacrament was' administered to 250 children. Father Forge, the pastor, was assisted by Fathers Bollard, Durand, Doutre, Langlois, Peeters, Mailluchet, Veurlings, Girault de la Cargnais, Rognes, Roger, and Crozier. At the renewal of baptism vows, Rev. Leon Mailluchet de livered the oration, and after the solemn consecration to the Blessed Virgin, the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament was given by Rev. Durand. Rev. Peeters, Girault and VeurlingsI received the children into the Society of the Scapular of Mt. Carmal. Father Forge was greatly pleased over the success of every part of the solemn and impressive ceremonies. For low rates to the World's Fair via the Texas and Pacific Railway, ask any ticket Agent, or write E. P. Turner, General Passenger Agent, Dallas Texas. Pilcture E e The High School will give a picture exhibit in the building formerly occu pied by the Lafayette Clothing House, beginning to-day and lasting until Saturday evening. One hundred and sixty-six large pictures will be on ex hibition, copies of the old and modern masters, representing American his torical subjects, Egyptian, Greek and Italian art and statuary. Thursday evening at 8 o'clock Miss Bowers, art teacher at the Industrial Institute, will give an entertaining lecture on art and the pictures exhibited. Refresh meats will be served during the exhi bition. This exhibit is made for the purpose of raising needed money for the school 4 and it is expected that the people will, as usual, respond. The exhibit is well worth the price of admission, 25 and Il cents. I A Positve N~cessity. Having to lay upon my bed for 14 days from a severely bruised leg, I only found relief when I used a bottle of Ballard's Snow Liniment. "I can cheer fully recommend it as the best medicine for bruises ever sent to the aSicted. It has now be. come a positive necessity upon myselL D. .L Byrnes, mer chant, Doversville, Texas. 25c, 5c,. $1.00, at Lafayette Drug Co. PleMriw a D.cklmt mIdias Meved.l Cotrntor Tiobmpson sueessfully oneoladed th g o the large three-story furniture store of Pllurin & DeClouet Monday. The building is now in place on its new foaudation, and there was no per. eeptible damage done to the building, which speaks highly for Mr. Thomp son. A wremmoe young woman van -tikled a wildest, became a hero and w.on a hnasad. Wldeats will be fsr abhed tfree to all comely itrls who will write this detm . ONe ees t .f.tS as sgeat a Jar blinig e the waterwages New Years alaht as he dems van the Christ. ass bils New Tear n s nrag. A Oeed 1Th~Lat Is a good book from the Circu lating Library at the Moss Phar macy. You get a dollar's worth of pleasure for a ten cent invest mept. SLErwie P6 Seds. Twenty arpents of oil land for saleinproven held at Amse La Butte. Apply to Broemmrd & GulbesMa. ~ aii~.i TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION Will Ceaveue at LafayetteChrmst ms Week. Five Hnrmei Teachers Expected to At teaL Special to New Orleans Picayune. Alexandria, La., May 7.-The Executive Committee of the State Teachers' Association of Louisiana met here this after noon for the purpose of prepar ing a programme, fix date of meeting and attending to other matters connected with the an nual meeting of the Association. The following compose the Cornm mittee: Nicholas Bauer, Secre tary, of New Orleans; J. H. Har ris, Baton Rouge: Miss Marion of Marksville; E. L. Stephens, of Lafayette; E. B. Stover, of Crowley: C. E Byrd, of Shreve port, and J. E Keeney. of Natchi toches. President Stephens, of Lafayette, was not at the after noon session, but attended the evening session. It was decided to hold the next State Convention at Lafa yette during Christmas week, December 27,. 28 and 29. The main subject for discus sion during that session will be "The Problem of the Rural SchooL" Speakers will include Hon. J. B. Aswell, C. E. Byrd, J. McIven, of the University of North Carolina, and Hon. John Marks, of Napoleonville. The feature of the Convention will be the department con ferences, which are the ungrad ed school teachers, the primary, the grammar, the high, the kin dergarten, the music and the drawing teachers. The main topic of the evening session was the change of date of the State Convention from De cember to some time in the spring of 1905, also that of re-j questing the Parish School Board to grant leave of absence for three days. with pay, for those teachers who attend the State Convention. Prof. Stephens says that 500 teachers are expected to attend the Convention at Lafayette, as he knows that New Orleans would send a solid delegation of 400. A hotel of fifty rooms, to cost over $40,000, will be com pleted in time for the asembly. Waism arwrytbg may come ste m who waits, but some tMiag hise value i traaelt.-Town T.*+«,. R. H. BROUSSARD. 0. P. GUILBEAU, Noary PMblic. Broussard & (iuilbeau, kal Estate Agents. A Large List of Most Desirable Property For Sale. Tell Us What You Want and We Can Supply it. Collections Promptly Attended to. HOW IS YOUR FACE? yonder Helden & Moore CAN SHOW YOU. We have tse marge of Cmarter's uds pI .aeaPum and with ew er, the Iuis .sdtr a s hoeeh.sI ksmeg le oe every A~M~ i t o atihis ibeotarsphy, tease pepsrrad o give ear sags,. $ vy bes. call soas sles ofu ow wee. Vier Irs alwrays w.ee w .bo Wte irs "a I,;?g cesaggtgeay. She had the boy arreet4d •"The wicked little brat"' For killing a canary Like that open her bat! we THE TRIALS OF Ii:)Y-)WORLD. An Open Letter. From the Chapin, S. C. News: Early in the spring my wife and I were taken with diarrhoea and so severe were the pains that we called a physician who prescribed for us, but his medicines failed I to give any relief. A friend who had a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy on hand gave e;ach of us a dose and we at once felt the effects. I procured a bottle and before using the entire contents we were entirely cured. It is a wonderful remedy and should be found in every household. H. C. Baily, Editor. This remedy is for sale by Lafayette Drug Co. Laces of all kinds of the real handsome, elegant, tasteful sort, at Mouton Sisters. Life sentence for This. He was a strapping six-foater. She was a petite little lady eoming below his shoulder In stature. But Cupid had willed it, they two had said It, and the minister had doue the rest. It was night, and about their dove eote the horse-ddle shrieked, the tor tom retiterated, the shelled men fell agalast the window peaes sad peade monlum reigned, a the serenaders called for the bride sad gnam. Presently a window was thrown up sad before It stood the perseested pair. "Geatlemen," protested the 1hm.aud. his arm about his clinging wife, "here I am. Here is Mrs. Jones, sad that's the long and short of itt" ayerg which he closed the window with a bsO gd OGrewlt Aches ad Palo. Mrs. Josie Sumner, Bremond, Texas, wirtes April 15, 1902: "I have used Ballard's Snow [ini ment in my family for three years. I would not be without it in the house. I have used it on my little girl for growing pains and aches in her knees. It cured her right away. I have also used it for frost bitten feet, with good success. 'It is the best liniment I ever used.' " Ze, 50c, $1.00. Lafayetee Drg Co. Werld's Fair St. Leds. Tickets at low rates now on sale. For particulars apply to any Mobile and Ohio R. R.agent.