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,a a ihp
amew vessel upon
isa custom 'has
capnaln shall de
ne inteds to sail.
-2-- we bow ina c
Itoi sandate of lcas
shall mail to
Scraft, the pennant
,not in a elish par
bnt- at it In that broad
tism 'i mfb it
aloft by the at and
always be fouand
1 :`o.- Right;, and always
of Wrong; we
,regularly at Civic Prlde,
of Action, and will rutlse to
e, rmoll and old Fog-I
All hails from Prosperity,
awi pbuilding of-Home,
iall points where the inte -s -
people can be subierved,
ee cheefuly and promptly
these fixed pur- 1
the sails, and sail ,
SMr. Leslie is
ifthest.ed in the present
"a railroadt from some
ansas to Alexandria.
o seiems, is progessing very
enstlema, as our readers
ad submitted a prot
peo of the town -ofr s
tarn for the building of a rail
5M h 9 Abbeville and Lafa
' Le aIou be acted
5` orablyob by the people, the
eswtemnoao w the line from Lafayette
&Alexandria wll follow, we-believe,
4,"iutg us thheeby another outlet to
. 'a emaukets abroad.
c~j: ~j~poition has been thor
se, andte the
goes, the more th4li ssure
bee gainiig frikends.
gang the sighto
ana ealam-'tile simane
;hence, our be
gion can but re
ait of the '
Te parish kn general.
apital we can bring to
oar marny ude
the maoe prosper
s ~a Weof rall
ie iview the
-Iv.~·U~~b~ F s
Smea - them< whe one o
F ptast itr
it woud"t be '.quh Of a task tow
- e' ten and pros
indce any of cs soli'be .
men of the North ad West, to cobetter
and see us, by' simplT staiting the
facts, and nothing but the "plain
facts in regardq to our country-its
soft and beautiful 'climate, lth 'erti
lity of its soil, the, opp 6rnties for
e.esaablishmet of manufactories
ati .~ie certain ptot following its
dpetatiu, the bie .andi ospital
ity of its people, school and church
facilities, and there can not be any
doubt that many would be glad to
leave their cold, bleak sad cyctonic
country and come and: make their
permanent home in this favored
land of perpetual spring and sun
s shine. -
PU2BLIC .DUCA TION.
r Our publip ehool =system is an
American institutiona-and is nearly
co-equal with - the ' reatio of' our
It was demanded to complete our
s governmental structure, and is the
Sfitting stone in the edifice, and with
r out it a government "of the people,
| for the people and 'by the people "
could not exist.
Our forefathers recognized- the
fact thatthat in a country where every
man carried his sovereignty under
s his hatband, and where every one
Swas free-and equal-to enjoy the
e benefits of a government upheld by
- himself, it became a necessity that
Shig should be gin" the means to act
Intelligently for the good of the
SThe 'isdom and sagacity dis
Splayed especially in this matter by
the founders of the republic, will
always be gratefully recognized by
every patriotic citizen. And this
system of public instrueion was
lhanded down to us as a precious
e boon, and we should cherish and
e safeguard it as a precious heritage.
SIt was instituted for the benefit of
o those'whose means debarred them
from attending college, and pon
whomt e largely, depend the safety
e and perpetuation of a republican
' frm of government. Let us then
aford them--by supporting with un
stinted mean tery4,acilty to ac
e grras a eas eda
Sing strenuous t toards the en
hancement of its public schools,
Sand, no doubt every man feels that
he has a duty to perform in thb
Ipremises, and will do it. Vere
there no other reasons, se~lfishness,
pure and simple,, would dictate the
0wisdom of having good public.
-sciools, because we know that to
- _attract and bring to our assistance
that class-that we need to help put
- their shoulders to the wheels of the
= car of jprogres snd aid ir fa devel
, oping die dormant reseoaces-of this
S bly favoredcou~ntry-codd neve
t be inafed to e~oe unless assuzed
of the amplest a4ool tfacilltiev '
t ,We-a i--dmirr of that pa
' taed .a lattetr years,
'the *eeiio of thei inauguration
_ tree govemre.$s't
JLRO .MISS MEET!
A lasge. and u~siastic nu
:o.- Setes' in .the rail d
:q s uOw,,-agitating the public C
u~i~mg ofiyb&tW of
:.8 .a ed ndigEht-lit
oocupat weepreeat: *e'meet
' ug was delecedly .enthusiastlc -l
throughout' and showed, planaly,
that the 'town people were pretty i
mach of orgs -spind ih favor of the '
The meeting wAs called to order e
y Mr. C. O. Mouton; President of
the Busiless item's Aisociation, who I
called Judge AMien to the chair as 1
Julian Mouftn, Esq., was the first
speaker.. EiKpoke in French, an
in that felikitousi style, for which he
is so wet'' known, nakasg mstoag, i
able and conaincing argument .in
favor f the railroad.
Judie'-Alles neat addressed the
meeting. Our reades know what a
in.e, convincing speaker the judge t
is, and4it is safe; to say that, he was
never ip a happier mood. While
conservative it his views, he gave ,
tome cogent reasomat why t rail- 1
road would prove a source ort great
benefit to this commuanity. He ad
vised moderation and conservatism
in our relations with those not yet
agreeing irwith us on ihis measure,
and stated: that you can't drive any
one in supporting :your views, but.
you can convince him by discussion
asand argument. '
Juadge O. M21cataghandled some
figures in a masterly manner, and by
comparison, past and jaresent, -u ade
a telling aigumdnt. His remirks
were listened to attentively.
'Mr.49row Girard .followed. His
remarks were replete with happy
bits and facts, and helped immeasur
ably to boom up the measure.
The last speaker was Mr. E. G.
Voorhies, who in eloquent and
chaste French terms made a strong
appeal to the audience to support
the measure, demonstrating the
great good that wguld follow the
coming of this railroad.
There is no questioning thefact
that a very large majority of the
people of the town are aroused to
the importance of this road, and,
will give it a strong support.
IIHOMES AT THE SOUTH.
The South desires both labor and capital
to develop its resournces. It desires persons
to take up their abode in its sunny climae;
to buy its abundant lands and to establish
good and comfortable homes within its rich
domain. It ofers fiducements to the la
border that are very alluring. The govetadrs
of the Southern States have enbe calied to
gether to amet at Richmond in the m6uith of
to serangesome. further plar to attract
emigrants ti their aori Steraates. Perhaps
it woald he well for thiesr to'arst eris tomce
plamn forhe preteetion i hinsille. That
prepss tonild4r 'thir theaio' more valiue
than a home, sadi the reports ao namewons
lyatchiags sue not calculated to attract
quiet peoplei become permaneat resIdents.
-Etents, (rr. f.) Glasses ·r
The plain inference, in the above,
that human life in the Southbis more'
unsafe than in any other section
of the country is .made through will
ful misrepresentations or wofal igno
rance in the premises, and reminds
the Gazette most vividly of how the
tables were once turned upon false
Some years ago the Cincinnati
pipers made it a feature to report,
with glaring headlines in most con
.qpicuous type, every infraition bf
thi 1w, no matter how trivial, that
lappened in kentuthy. Not con
tent 5*$th *jptbare fasts,' fiction 'was
espht " tBt give hideboumness to
One miii-maiming the Louisville
CourutirJournal seata corps ot ra
ra at every poiat -in Ohio with
laetructioms to reprtn escry cr
nh com maid l as
WI· ,. due dht m .r~ fi le1
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ri ;:. t s l
sutr is 1 e s
*ome tI 3ai!4 wae p 4mk
co-t-y Bat . pu l " -; h
L<' *e'Wildt r ebanne plaes:foa. I
loos e `;. do l~a7i ii we dbve
.work ogeter *Nw 1i
is uat oa "Suth rnPacc
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vairodq, m west of 1denw
etoT eduqas our Cbfl rMi Let us
employra ' comeet prliapal-gta
good libel- .,saly.: sad 'ive him
such assistants as he may d o...
esta dsh a f rut dlss .highi- sthool,
such as our coity fesnores.
Come! let use wake up al ;mater
Lafoyretti the. banner prai* in
Loisiana. -ipWewean do it ifs we nbut
rork togehler. '
LAA " ETTA 4
oIso motuet6on Sauthern Pacific
railroad, µ miei west of New Or
leans, "in Lafawy tte parish...- 'he
ircountr b oisf cu t lotns onr ofe
and prospeioui AiLe s of people, b w a
there- is rooa for more.
The town has excellent schools,
church facilities and several frater-.
nal orgaihations. A l branches of
business re well resprstentlmsand
room for more, -pecially ,aanufic
ture. The people of ..the ton are
desirous of securing-the- location-.f
maiufaditories herie, and will extend
a cordial. welcoibe to parties who
will locate here for tht punrpose.
To the man with, pluck, brains and
money, asweil as to the home seek
er, the town and- aribh aofers sonme
splo isd inducem entse. i
;FRUTf TRE S.
There is abssoluteily no' excuse for
a Oarmner not. hvinag ap orchard at
least sufficient to gve a t home sup
ply, and he shofld be ashamed to
look his family ib the face if he lets
this season go by. without planting
some trees, if he has not done so be
fore. Choose only two.or three va
rieties for each.- season-summer,
fall and winter, and take mnainly such
as. bave been well estedln your own
locality. Iew y riets ,are a spec
alation; at bestqrtset fa, enough
piatti so abat -ew '4rCW 'Wary , reh h
its full devdcpnme t ;3'. feet apart
is not too m1uch' e foori' Buy
small trees, unde incsh n'I am
eter rather than uofe thast hat, and
see that they-have a gooddbuhch of
roots and clqds," straight trunks.
Buy direct fron a trustworthy'nurs
eryman,. and then you may rely on
having your trees true to name,
Ssomiething that you can not depend
on when buying from an agent whom
you do not kaiowir.
ewis Chamabers and Louis Mit
chell, the negroes who were con
victed fortihe miirder of Map. Rob
ertson and her 4uinghte Miss Belle,
will hang on. the s4th instant, the
governor having fined that day for
their executionz. At their first trial
they wevecondemned to imprison
nment for life, ; 4t sal appeal was
taken to the Supreme Court, and a
new trial wal grntrted them. Upon
a second trial the ury returned a ver
dict if murder in the first degree
4hich consigns them to the gallows.
a Thus a just retiibutlcn overtakes a
brace of fisndisrhahrdesers.
'LABORER'S tRwo DACLAR
.. RD WA G~AS k
Ad as sc uct pfroei seisteD?.
On Wedn Wthe 8th. instant
an important on was decided
t by Judge Allen, a the case of Haw
- ins vs. B
'-tfr. UiH w!'as Working 'on
aad am aorop of cotton
di~g fi89p, Mr. Bernard, who was
a judgment cedlitor of HawkLis,
saekied a bale 01e ottoa, at the gin,
pa a part of h *shb*W of the crop,
hawh gooiudinRde. The cot
P tna being Iu~tt~sed for sufr under
thib seiautels akina enjoined the
asle bfsrids a f tee ute cee
~ acnwas atl 4%n ra:eibtfen
V~ rep~~rerkl thd b,- -,- lbo, an
remath edt 4bat ;*r eao
'sand hat=. = ages
sI2 t bo laWi.t fin :ei. eed
his rdaiSfiVfor judgment, the
- sremaked /at he d ot de
n btd s of- hil prtsaperlr ,mto d
bo the h r iin t.his sc. .-was
exeimspt fro eiue J ~ Will e,
readily seen this rdeds ohe s ' *
grotpntee ete ;to
D#Vt rSIJ r MMJA·
d-In oseciion of the counetry ispes
there bees. ithin a-few years a
more`- _noticeable -change In the
inetbbde of its agriculture than -i
-own iprogr s itt this section. For
metly all the evergies of the p1
community were directed to the -
duttion of . the two great staples,
cotton and sugar,. amainly the for
lmer, and all the requisites and sup
plies were purchased outright from
abroad and had to be paid for.from
That such a system was an unwise
one goev without saying, especially
a country so well iadapted to the
production of every thisig nedful to
the: sustenance of their inhabitants
iandalmals, and in whiph - all - was
hazarded on th success of a single
crop. It is gratifying to. note the
advance which bhas already been
made in this direction, and -know.
that it is constantly being encouraged
cd -. its necessity urged by intel
ligent writers and observers through
ouent the Southern States. -
Diversity of crops shonid always
be'a feature in agriculture, a
while a firmer ought not to under
take to raise everything that he may
by possibility produce on his farm,
he should cease-ti rely on one crop
Ionse At the eery least the far
tiers oF Soutiheisetern . Louisiana
should'produce all the corn, manilk
and butter, bacon, poultry, eggs,
mutton and wool, fruits and vegeta
bles required for use and- consump
tion in their honmes.
A. cane- crop will yield more
money to the cultivator thap cotton;
this fact being fully established, it
won't be long before every town in
the parish will have its central -re
The kind of a man that old Dio
genes went hunting around with an
antiquated- lantern. was a tman "who
owned up to an assessor every centt
of personal property he possessed.
He never found him, and never will.
Why should Southwe rn Louis
iana farmers pay out annually
thousands of dollars for Kentucky
and Tennessee mules and horses
when good stock can be raised in
this State? This is one - of the con
unidrums of the day.
There is- no questioning thdie fact
that Lafayette parish: offers superior
inducements to the home seekers, as
well as the capitalist. To the firast,
salubrity of climate, a So whose
fertility is not suij issed anywhere,
hospitable people, good schools,
cheap lands, good markets. To the
second; material and- reseaowre<in :
pable- of the laigest develohinent;
; and ample transportation facilities.
Who Lest Thlee Ten Dollars?
eIi struck ti PL'o, with jsrt one rouad,
white silver doiller to his nare, and he wealt
and bought a drink with it.
<The her 'lpe smrtook his American dollar
sad handedtkim a uieicarn driltr in dhange.
r *A Mexican dotlar at that time wa worth
only 85 cents in United States money. There
were rumors of totule between the two re
- peblicsT grows~ out of Indian raids, and
the perault of the robbers from one country
Into the other. A Mexican dollar was only
worth S5 ceans in Texas ad the United
States dollar tea worth but 5 cents inS Mess.
co.- It was ealy in the morning. He bhd
I nothing to do with the rest of the day or
with the rest of his ilife, for that matter. The
exican dagle cm hit last renmainisag oin
saomethig to his desta fancy.
sad.SL wandered actmi Et pmag ZNocr.
)I, can the Mexican side. He beglogt a drflk
5. of naesci thipe fec as cents, laid down hit
-Mexican- llr.ia and receiked an American
dollar in change, equivalent to 5 cenits In
Mexican oaneey. -He looked asthe coin and
an idei struck bins. It appealed to his specu
r 4le rerauied his step. :t the American
side, walked Into assloon,.called for a drink
of whiisey ,paid for ft with l soltar Attec
1soedsb, *kich he hid rn eeiVctg in dan
o Irih ohser aide, and got *thiuloain dol
ler in change. This he carrie
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. t. ý.--·i ' .. .. N" " `-j - ty. '. _-'-fi
er. AarD r
+.V y NW F re all th trmewee ali t ge o A
Scois t - ra"inastoc,. l a a o r t
a-movin Y~tA IN 14fl> EAR OUT.t·
,1ttewkk P*je sa, anfl k;sd Lines, "Pqck f~ires,
A- "- ."J. Vi" _ . _ .. _" .e .. t .. , y 'j ý : r
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Is-"a NEW " re all the time, we neiver~allqir it to get old. We`ir
constantly. changing our. stock,. aq4l an: atmy of pidtonsters keels the
a-moving YE~AR: IN 41 1ý7'E A1C'OUT.
Everybody has -come to recognise t at *t are
S .irst last and all the't f
S· Square Dealing.
To all persons w*o believe that l"THE TEST OF THE PUDDI G
IS IN THE- CHEWING OF THE BAG" we e tend a special invit tiow -
through the Lafayette Gazette to come and see us, and be convinced that
atronizing us they positively save frgm
on every DlPlar they spend for a living.
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1 ~ -...
rs the best in the world. Light Running, Dlrable, Noiselss,. Simple.
SJ. -CHARLES IBAUDIE
General Agent For Lafayette -Parish.
d bOffice at .. Pc Buhler ShoeSt a -
got a Ubited ptates c.yllar iz" 4hange., - .Ien
he got tkthinking. .ere was'the situ4tioa.
He had wrecisely the same capital he started
with A hour before, and had distributed 6o
cents worth of liquor through his system in
they way of, dividends.. The whiskey
and - mescal . were gone. They were
no further uie to any body. The visible
supply of exhilarating beverage had been
absolutely diminished to that extent. He had
bought it at the market price. He had paid
for it in cash. He had all his original capi
tal till in his pocket. True, he had contri
buted-the labor of walking back and forth
froI exico to the Texan side,.and rice
vers ,nut that, as he shrewdly decided, was
no-productive labor, as far as the interests
oaf the public were concerned. It earned
nothing, for it added nothing to the supply
of anyt . He might have walked back
and fort until the river ran dry without any
body being better of.
Here was a chanceto get eves with the
mtidogsf couatry wbiqhi4madirectlpheya
the cause of hie nruptly- He. ' walked
back to the Texas side, bought another
drink, got a Meaican dollar in: change, went
bael to the Mexican town, got another drink
and a United States-dollar4. change. He
kept It up all day. I$e kept it up score of
the scalps they tool He kept it up pretty
steadily all that da until. doslng.up time,
and set at it again the next day as soon as he
could see. He waxed enthusiastic overhis
speculation, - giving a war-whoop at every
notch in the stick.
But at lengthh lie got wandering who was
losing all this money. Apparenty not the
her keepers. They were getting.the market
rate for their liquor. Surely not he, for
was holding his own. The problem bothered
him. lHe was naturally a curous man. The
aque he thought It the more he drank,
the more his head swam round withlplcexI
ty, and the snore the subject in qnestic lft
cane ap1Icated with eitraordlna*y ý114%gs
whichpidasd hina of the, - be
bad gone f ate sea 'hn hte wae a
length when he hag boseniteid W;odwowrth
of Tefs whiscy, atl as worth do
mescalt, le did Im ftmut of thersalo4dhrntve
he-gt the fast dtink, and.wit *-s olr
in UnitW4Stmatm dlasi hr abs pee ied oy
w onderhag t lid- b b adstthe - cat
two kinds of'liquor st 1Uch be a d
althoughthee local oorohessiset d tisd
But neiduew'a oaccrroent tr` thie jury
"piesd who lost the $*oeoo andthslat' a
o. c. a .J. koo,
A TTORNEYSA AT £'LA .
w . r k YTta r De . LA . .
C. DEBAILLO W,
A TTORNE Y AT 7'LA 5.
E. 6. VOOR ilES,
ATTORN'RY AT L.A YA
AND NOT ARY PUBLIC.'
LAUAVUT 1. LA.
a.. W. 414e, -
Lafayetse, La. . ... '
F. R. TOLSON, M
PRA'CT7CICAf Pifi.9ir '
Offiee at slesideeae. : " tA . `
ALB RT de Ia HOUAS ' -
*AK1R CONFECTI W1 -R
Vermilion street. Lefay~ftp1, ý.
B IERt, LEOU6' -
LAFAYETTE,.. . * ..
AILROA BD E
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