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The Lafayette advertiser. [volume] (Vermilionville [i.e. Lafayette], La.) 1865-19??, December 27, 1905, Image 4

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is in charge t Toung
who are ipr and
tic a, . ghder whose
ent the buIsas of the
hes gro*n largely. Their
occupies the immense floor
space of 24,000 square feet and
they carry one of the largest and
completest stocks of hardware,
buggies, wagons, agricultural im
pliments, etc. to be found in
Southwest Louisiana. Joe. A.
Icoste is the president; Louis
Lacoste, vice-president; Jos. P.
Colomb, secretary; and Ernest
Mouisset, treasurer.
Yesterday Mr. Hugh Wallis
scoompanied by his best man,
Mr. Alex Whittington, left for
Ewergreen, La., to marry Miss
Virgie Heard of that place. The
ceremony will take place today
and the newly wedded couple
will leave for Lafayette on the
lrst train.
Cbrlssaess Day.
Christmas was .very quietly
observed in Lafayette. very few
Imeverks being in evidence.
Torpedoes had considerable
vogue among the small boys
some days before Christmas and
Christmas, but the obnoxious
canna crasher was absent. The
day was a beautiful one, bright
with suashine and just cool
econgh to be exhilarating.
Labors Nearly PRas~e.
The Right of Way Committee
bae, very nearly completed their
lours. The deeds to the entire
righ of way is this-parish, with
a slight'eaoeption, are ready to
bte Mned over to the Southern
Ptei MajJ J. M. Le is ex
peited berG to-day or to-morrow
to receive them. Construction
d e road is promised to begin
si is 3suunry
'+ Rmii VwlueWil be
b.ii ts oettene week
!~hr Jam. 1, to be
by State Xntituitoe
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IN mediaeval times, when learning
was rare and confined mostly to
the regular clergy living in mo
nastic communities, it became the
fashion to illustrate the gospel narra
tives by means of more or less realis
tic dramatic representation. This
method of Instructing the unlettered
was borrowed from the old heathen
mysterres, and the monks and nhns
who devised the pious scheme made
every effort to impart a reverential on
destamag of the subject illustrata.
This is the orgin of the mystery or
alrade plays and also of the sacred
tableaux vlvants which in ting were
eacted In the rural dhurdces. These
Kiteg plctures always illustrated some
Bbiale subject and, were probably dm
-eat spiritual beneat to those who
eosM not read.
It was thus that the great featues
t the Chbrfstisa relgles were mie'a
teligible to the public. The pedactee
began early 13 the teath century and
grew in favtre Thr at least 200 years.
tI the thirtmeth ematury, hmver, the
ets.us. ass be ae s so slect to
aebmv that to deW wasse to froew
Di'25 w kindof.
nmw7 usea H~ a ve
fl ~aitand ~wiH always
'ýb~ *` mOrr.O tkILU ~sp
qminet,~ - al preblMted an
g N 3meal represetatleB In the
.I time -most ti the easter mys
tecy pictures disappeared from the
churches, bet many of the Obristmas
illustrations had acquired such a frm
bold upon the popular heart that they
remained and have been brought down
to the preseny4ay in a somewhat modi
fied form. Such is the "Bambino,"
which is seen today in all parts of the
Christian world and which has come
to possess almost a ritualistic signifi
Another Christmas mystery which
still survives, although its perpetuation
is confined to a limited region, is the
quaint and decidedly impressive Christ
mas ceremonial known as "the offer
tog." This custom has been repeated
for centuries on Christmas day in the
churches of the Italian highlands. It
is illustrative of the visit of the magd
to the infant Jesus at Bethlehem. A
lttle boy is choeme to represent the
Saviour. Dressed in a white robe.
wesipas a gilded crown and bolding a
globe in his lands, he stands upon an
altak surrounded by olive branches and
a multitude of lighted candles. Votive
lamps hang above him, and abundant
offerings of fruit and flowers are at his
heut. A crowd of peasants, both men
and women, clad in festival attire and
wearing the picturesque head cover-.
-ns of the Tuscan mountaineers, bring
oranges and pomegranates from their
tiny gardens and offer them devoutly
to the weary UIttle representative of
the Lrtd of the harvest.
LsJAYETE, LA.. Dec. 10.
To the Labayse Adertiser:
How pleasant it is to meet
friends, especially in the house
of God, and mingle our voices in
songs of praise and feel that our
prayers are not ascending alone.
This has been my happy privi
lege once more, and to listen to a
soul-stirring sermon by Rev.
F. E. Rogersonthe birth of John,
also the birth of Christ, the Sav
ior of the world, and explaining
why the religion founded on the
Lord Jesus Christ is destined to
become universal. This is an
ideal Christmas day. The spirit
of love pervades the air, and,
while we rejoice. let our hearts
throb in sympathy for the less
fortunate ones and for all whose
hearts are sadly bereaved of
loved ones, whose smiles have so
often brightened the Christmas
tide. Let sincere prayers ascend
to our Father for his spirit to
comfort their hearts and lead us
all in the way of truth and right
With best wishes for a happy
and prosperous new year to THE
ADVERTISER and Lafayette in
1906, I am your humble friend.
Santa Claus is showing beauti
ful gifts for boys and girls.
There are dolls and drums,
engines and trains, tool chests
and horns, tops and strings,
doll carriages, pianos and
wagons, all kinds of toys and
Irish mail cars, the delight of
little boys and girls.
Cakjles of al klas anid Chrstmas
Wednesday morning at 11 a. m.
Miss Aimee Martin and Mr. J.
C. Fuller were married at St.
John's Catholic Church, Rev.
Father Charles officiating. The
wedding was a quiet one only
relatives and a few intimate
friends being present. Miss
Martin is the daughter of Mr. A.
M. Martin and one of the most
charming and popular young
ladles of this city. Mr. Faller
was at one time a resident of
this place, but moved to Sulphur,
La:, several years ago. The
bride was becomingly dressed
ii Alice blue silk poplin, hand
embroidered, and the maid of
honor, Miss Cessa Fuller, in
blue silk. The best man was
Mr. J. Nass. Mr. and Mrs.
Fuller received a large number
e[ beautiful presents. They
left on the afternoon train for
Sulphur, La., which will be their
future hqme. Among those
present were: Mr. and Mrs.
Puller, parents of the groom,
and Miss Cessa ?uller, his sis
ter, Capt. T. LI Morse and
daughter, Miss Emma, )r. Tom
Conrad, of New Iberia, Maj J.
M. Lee, and Mr. Walter House,
at Sulphur.
Omisda -wast stoc.
Ia .peskiug at the sanitarim,
which will shortly be built here,
mpet the promoters stated to
an Advertiser reporter that re
quests for stock had been ms"
by parties from a dietnose show
lag that as a business prepose
I1 was considered a good
iseenemst by people not reel
.t the parlek Be added=
fumer, that it was decidedly
* predereaee d strcgo daems
ofat ctsd with time
see the stock ibths t
it mre ia stook ir a -
;thogs win Der` .
Held in All the Town '
Programs of Different Roo
at the High School.
Friday morning all the to
public schools held appropria
Christmas exercises, both in
teresting and entertaining. At '
the High School two of the rooms
combined, Misses Faulk and
Dickson's, and in addition to
exercises had a presentation of
gifts which afforded the children
lots of pleasure and amusement.
In Mr. Foote's room an interest
ing feature was an excellent
debate by four pupils, as to
whether gifts should be done
away with at Christmas. The
affirmative which argued against
gifts argued well, but the nega
tive argued just a little better,
and it was unanimously decided
that gifts are the proper thing
at Christmas, of which decision
old Santa Claus no doubt took
due notice, and accordingly paid
very boy and girl in Mr. Foote's
room a welcome visit. In Mr. ?
Avery's room two girls and two
boys discussed the question as to
which was the more enjoyable
Christmas or Easter Sunday and
had a fine program all the way
The programs at the High
School were:
Missas FAULK AND Dicxsox's
Song, Shine Out O Blessed Star
....................By the room
Recitation. Virgie Sterling
Christmas in O Lands.
France...................Leonie Peek
Norway.......... ...Louise Osthimer
Holland..............Stella Comeaux
Denmark... ......Arthur Whitmeyer
Germany................Eva Fritz
America.....Marguerite Allinghana
England........... Edward Sebmulen
on o.......... Daisy Bertrand
Violin Solo,................ Edwin See
Recitation................Gracie Boy
Chorus ...........Gracie Roy, Daisy
Bertrand; Eva Pritz, Albert Lan
dry, Leonie peck, Marguerite Al
lingham, Douglas Higginbotham.
Recitation...........Al Lonallier
Recitation.......Maud Higglnbotham
Reading. ..........Lmel Jagmi
Recitation...........Alvia Ba
lawns P,_ Ears.
I. Song, "Joy In The House"
I.. .. ..........B theroc
II.Reading, " jbigbt
before Xmas"...Lillian Guilbean
III. Son, "Flow Gently Sweet
Alton .......By the room
IV. Debate: Resolved that the
giving of Xmas presents should
be done away with.... At1rmative
Leon Breaux, Arthur Dugas,
Negative, Walter Guidry, Ines
R. Biosest.
V. Song, "Our Xmas Carol"
VI. Recitation, "Just befoe
Christmas Imas godys I eam
be"............ idneyVoorhs
VII. Upper Grades Wea ky....
...........Helen Moutonlter
VIII. Song, "Saint Niek"....
Alie oss, Helen Mouton, Pools
Mouton, Lillian Gulb au, Lsoa
R. Biosat, Walter Guidry, Sid
ney I~aý James Risks, 3Wl
Mn. Avsur's Roos.
og, M~erry Xmss....,.........Roeea
..........Arthur Dellom ,
jRecitealon..........Lucioen Jesage an
Debate: Reolvtlee. is more easy
able thas Easte. Sunday.....
Alrmsaive, Grse Fquas, ROP,
..seo.. ..... Y....4
..~a.... .Zae lnbt
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