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. THOMAS S"AND HOMIER J, MOUitON, . reoravrrons. s.fste wa. PmeMca am second AY, MARCH x8, x893. 3,.;LECtUREasUREAU " t pait1 that belief in any kind of : rtgse's should linger in the minds sr at this late day, but it seems to, ^ and there. SSoe of its operations are manifested SI the complainits made containing cer 't,I fSatures to obtain desired results ns spaper advertising- Money Sas eht and goods did not not sell, --d advertising does not pay. It should be very cearly set forth and understood that there is no method for detachieg a nman's business from the natural laws of . supply and demand. The newspaper is iya scit useful means of putting a ock of goods, for inttance, an direct - mneetion with hlse laws. To advertise is simply to make known and beyond that no advertising, of any hiam, can go. The law of advertising - is absolutely universal Tn trade. Noth ing whatever escapes it, but an impor tant feature of Its newspaper form is the fact that in this way a demand may be eseated that did not before exist. M-*' may be made to have and feel a want they were not aware of, while being told t an article asserted to supply that pre she want. TA~ PUBLIC SCJIOOS OF LAFA YETTE. That Lafayette parish has in creased the efficiency of its public schools; that it is constantly im proving and adopting more effective methods; that a healthier sentiment in favor of good schools is gaining additional impetus, year after year, are facts that the subjoined figures fully attest. Let it be remembered that the Parish of Lafayette covers an area of only 30 miles both ways, and in consequence the wards are small. The report of the parish superin tendent shows an increase in attend ance as follows : In x889 there were only 579 children enrolled in the public schools; in x89o, 939; in g89g, 955; and, in 1892 the in crease showed the healthy growth .f soSo, a gain of nearly o50 per cent. in a littlp over three years. At the beginning of 1889 the par - sh owned no school houses in the garish, except a delapidated struc ture in Broussardville, which when sold brought $25, and an unfinished louse in the town of Lafayette. To-day the parish has so good school houses, of which 4 are rent ed and z6 belongs to the parish, z5 being erected since 2889, as fol lows; In x889, I in the first ward; a in the second ward ; i in the fifth ward; and 3 in the sixth ward. In 1890 we find there was built z in the second ward and r in the eighth ward. In 189z these had been in creased to z in the second ward ; in the seventh ward; and z in the eighth ward. In 1892, I in the fourth ward, and in x893 z in the third ward, making r6 houses be longing to the parish. Out of an enrollment of io8o the average attendance was 552, taught by a z teachers. And right here we desire to say that Lafayette makes a splendid showing in the small num ber of teachers employed for the large number of children enrolled; this, according to the report of the State Superintendent of Public Edu cation, is a much better showing than most parishes, and as good as ihe best. While the attendance is not as large as it should be, it shows a marked increase from former years. In this matter of forwarding the interests of the public schools of the parish while much praise is due the very eflicient parish superinten cent and the school board, it must not beforg6tten that the Police Jury has been an important factor. Out of the general so mills tax levied in the-parish, the Police Jury has con tributed substantial aid. So it. will be seen that the people Irve by no means been neglectful of their educational facilities, and the achools are so sitrated that they are within accessible distance of alL But this ik not all. If we are to fudge the atuite by the past, and in --asamuch as some of the wards have ~tshree schools now, it is within e. -o. to predictfhat in a few years b ad will have from three to SIs thns afording the am - oiportunity of securing for ' cry Child in the parish an educa -- this connection it may not be -o state that the High School I in the town of Lafayetteiis r pletiion, and when fin- t ishdt will be a' striking momnuent to the intelligence and enterprise of r the people. Pot the building of this magnifieent temple of learning the people went down into their pockets and contributed the handsome sum of $8oo, and this amount was in creased by generous donations from the Police Jury and City Council. Every thing is paid up on the build ing, and there is yet some $30 or $40 - to the credit of the old fund, and besides $5 oo lately donated by the Police Jury and City Council and turned over to the treasuxrer. The Gazette firmly believes that in a few .years Lafayette will be able to show more and better schools than any parish in the State, and will afford as fine an opportunity to obtain an education as any place in the older States, and will earn the claim of having more schools to the population and area than any other county in the United States. We shall speak of the- town pri. vate schools in a future article. IMMIGRA TION. This immigration problem will not down. It sits like the fable skeleton even at the festive board. At the New England dinner in the city of New York, lately Chauncey M. Depew brought it into his speech in this wise: "We should keep out the pauper, the diseased and the vi cious, but welcome those who flee from oppression; those who seek to better their condition. We should admit their vigorous, the industri ous, the honest and the healthy." Now, to use a trite New England expression, we guess that is about as a small potatoes in the sense of sizing up the necessities as we have grown on our American soil so far. - That t would admit any number of work f ing people who might choose to come; and foreign news correspond Sence informs us that the rage to come to American has received fresh impetus by the announcement that t restriction is imminent. Every t mother's son and every father's daughter of them wants to benefit his condition. Certainly. But how about the condition of the millions of their predecessors and their children, born here; and i how about the condition of the American workman with five to eight generations of native parents, and grand and great grand parents back of them, if this flood is not checked? That's what we want to know. OUR SAY This is about the time of year when the press feels called upon to give the farmer some advice in re gard to agriculture. The latter .are generally chary of its acceptance, however. Still to be in "the swim" 1 The Gazette must put in its oar. Irm primis, our first mistake (the planters) a is to cultivate our lands so as to get 1 the most out of them without any 4 reference to the future, and, as a result, the lands are proving less c productive, every year, and we begin to suspect that we are advancing a c la crawf js-fertilizing is the rem- f edy that will effect a cure every time. c Secondly, we are dependant too v much on a single crop-diversity of c crops must be the rule. Thirdly, v the old ruts must be forsaken-new v ideas and better methods must be d adopted. Fourthly, better tillage is e necessary. Fifthly, and lastly, we s must learn the economies of the farm. Now follow strictly these rules, and if in due course of time you don't find yourself far ahead of your present condition, just come to this office, call us way off in a corner where no one can hear us, and call us an addle pated-. a SOME POU L TRY FIGURES. a The poultry products had a farm I value of at least $aoo,ooo,ooo last r year, notes the Secretary of Agricul- c ture, and no less than z6,ooo,ooo p dozen eggs were imported, at first c cost of more than z5 cts per dozen, 1 or nearly 2,5oo~,ooo, while thep average value of importation during I the past four years has been $2,2z6,- g 326. An exchange adds th.t the t figures given by Secretary Rusk only n cover farm poultry and fancy fowls v marketed. That which is used by c the producer is not taken into con-l sideration, and $65o,ooo,ooo is '1 nearer the actual figure, according p to the estimate made by the most 1 reliable experts. From reports which e have been received from 63 breeders, p who average 7t hens each, it is C found that their hens paid them 97 s cents per head clean profit last year. o This was at market prices for chicks E and eggs. u " Hr/ IS NO 7" 7'h FASIIOIN." How often do we hearthisexpres sion' in regard to some question re lating to the merits of some young man. "Oh! yes, it cannot be denied V thathe is upright, fairly educated, cc t and of unblemished private charac f ter;but he is not the fasAioa.'. Alas, s it is a fact, that modest merit of the e brightest order is too often suffered 5 to perish by cold neglect, while lft 3 pudent mediocrity makes its way - with e/dal into the good graces and 2 affection of those who are the fashion. No matter in what one may excel; though he be highly endowed with > a bright intellect, and the purity of I his morals unquestioned, if he be not enrolled among the votaries of I fashion, he is cast aside and too often spurned. Unfortunately for t him he is not in possession of that brazse talisman, which seldom fails to be an open sesame. " No, modest merit, has not that irresistable confi dence and assurance-impudence, that precious metal which is better than gold. In short "he is not the fashion." STAY SO UTH. Telegraphic' espatches announce that the people of the Dakotas and the far west are again in the throes of a blizzard, and that the cold is in tense. Those of our people who sometimes think of going West proba bly have no conception of that sec tion of our country; the deadly cold in winter, the terrible prairie fires, and the destroying cyclone. If they t have read of them they will probably turn from the perusal, satisfied that our own highly favored South is good enough for him, and that the much I praised West has no charms. Why should any one wish to leave the safe and comfortable South for the I perilous and unsettled IVest? The I South has already all that the :West is striving for, and a climate so much better in every respect that t comparison would be odious. And the people of the West who are experiencing all those terrible inconveniences did they but have a faint knowledge of the actual con ditions ofthings in the South,and par ticularly in Southwestern Louisian a, where the climate is so mild through out the year; where the soil is so prolific; where the cost of living is so cheap; where every condition to make life happy, contented and pros perous exist in abundance, how long would it be before they would turn their faces Southward? Not long. Let these advantages be made known. Let those people know the truth about our sunny south. We want them to come, and they will come, but they will not come unin vited. TILE IMMIGRATION CON VENTION. This meeting of the representative men of the State can not fail to be productive of much good. It will be no task for them to prepare a statement, which by the recital of actual facts must prove attractive to the home seeker as welll as to the capitalist. Louisiana is practilcally a new country with a soil of great fertility, vast areas of which have never been cultivated; a climate the most health ful and genial, both furnishing in ducements and opportunities that will be accepted; besides, lands are cheap, productiveness considered, t very cheap. And the immigrant who is in search of just such con ditions, when apprised that such exist will not be slow to avail them selves of them. TILE CARENCRO BRANC II ROAD. We call the attention of The Ga zette readers to our Carencro letter i published elsewhere. In it will be f seen that the grading and building of the branch road connecting Carencro and Arnaudville will soon commence, and will be hurried to completion. t As our correspondent adds, "it willi run through the most fertile section of the parish, and will undoubtedly prove of inestimable value to Caren, cro and bring us in contact with a c large area that now is wholly de- I pendant on the Teche for the trans portation of its produce. It will greatly enhance the value of property through which it will run, and will a no doubt prove a very succesful and g valuable investment; all the property owners," as the Gazette announced Ik last week, "have promised the a 'right of way' and doing all in their s power to encourage the enterprise. Yes, friends, we are keeping our eye on Canencro" and will note with 1 pleasure its onward march. That Carenco is destined to be a town of some importance in a few years is one of the certainties of the future. t Every section of the parish is on the i upward march, and Carencro is keep ing abreast with the procession. 1 While the deaths in Marseilles, France, number scores daily from i something very like cholera, survi vors are welcome to extract what tl comfort they niay from uedical assu- I Srakctthat the malady is not choleta, but o istation. However, there e iR saoee .g dfstressingly realigtfi I *-the imitation. '8. M. A. AtEETItG. The Business Men's Association met in regulaq session Wednesday evening, at Falk's Hall, with C. O. ; Mouton, president, presiding. The coammittee of five on rail f roads, presented, through theii chairman, Mr. Julian Mouton, their report, which says that the com mittee had decided to employ the servides of a competent person, to r ascertain the assessed value of prop t erty of every qualified voter in the parish, which when done, it was the intention of the committee to t send to every voter, a circular, showing thFe assessed valuation of his property, and the amount con sequent thereon that he would be called upon to pay should the rail road tax be levied. The report was adopted. The same committee was then ins tructed to assign the membership of the association, as committees, to the several wards, for the pur s pose of obtaining signatur.s to a petition asking the Police Jury, at its next sitting, to order an elec tion to obtain the will of the voters on the proposed railroad tax. A communication, from Mr. H. I VanderCruysen, the general agent of the Teche and Vermilion Tele phone company, was read, asking that if the town of Lafayette would donate a bonus. of $25o, to their company it would, at an early date, I extend the line to this town. After reading thereof a committee of three composed of Messrs. Ordway, Camp bell and Julian Mouton, was ap pointed to look into and communi cate with Mr. VanderCruysen in re gard to the matter. Mayor Campbell read a letter of inquiry from Mr. Taylor of New Iberia, which letter the Secretary was authorized to answer. Whereupon the meeting adjourned to meet on the 2oth instant. The Ga zette acknowledges receipt of a copy of the first edition of the St. . Martinsville Evangeline, pub lished by Mr. C. Greig former pub lisher of the Revielle-which latter establishment was burnt out some time ago. REDIVIVUS BOTTOM. Lafayette is going to have another news paper. Messrs. C. A. Thomas and Homer J. Mouton will. be at the helm. The Vindic ator wishes the new concern success, and we venture the prediction at the same time that somebody is going to get more experience than they have any use for. Lafayette, with its present population and surroundings, will not support two papers. The strongest will stand the blast of the hurricane but the weak must be swept away. The Vindicator has been there and It knows whereof itspeaks.-Atta pas Viindicator. As this is the second "prediction" of failure made by the Vindicator in regard to the new paper, evidently the wish is father to the thought. That the editor has some grievance against the people of Lafayette, the cause whereof we are ignorant, is clearly apparent. That he should wish us success in one breath and in the next hope that we will not achieve it is a corollary seemingly necessary to make the kick hard. I En passant we may add that it failed of its purpose. But frankly, Alpha, in assuming the character of Casan- I dra, you will find that you are out of your sphere. To preserve the eternal fitness of things better stick to the role designed by nature for i you, that of Bottom, the weaver. TIIE UNITED STA TES MARSILAL. We have heard with much pleasure, that Mr. Jules J. Mouton of this Parish has been mentioned in con nection with the office of United j States Marshal, for this disdrict of Louisiana. We are sure that no better man and Democrat can be found to fill that high position. His 7 name is a familiar one, and has been t eminently connected with the history 1 of La., and as a man he has always shown himself a true decendant of that distinguished patriot of the Par ish of Lafayette, the Hen. Alex. i Mouton. As a Democrat his un swerving fealty and support to that party is a well established fact. To him and men like him do the people of the Parish of St. Martin owe the ' honor of being the Banner Dem- a ocratic Parish of this State. Our Representatives in Congress would do themselves much honor insecuring t his appointment to the office of U. t S. Marshal.-St Marlinsville Evan- e geline. We know Jules J. Mouton, we have known him from childhood; a better man, a more sincere friend, a more stalwart Democrat does not exist, and should he receive the appoint ment the office frill have at its head t an officer that will fulfill to the u letter every demand. " PAR Sf1 OF LAFA Y TTE. Relative perfection in several par ticulars, and Eot in all, to be found in Lafayette parish, suggests the conclusion that it is an ideal parish in more than one feature. The first of these qualities is its deep, rich bl.ck prairie soil, carry ing with it the fertility of the Miss issippi river bottom lands, without their danger of annual inundations. It enj)'S t1.e bcncfi:s of being prai- g t, rie without suffering from the cold, e wet soil of the many coulbes and c low plices of the Catreme southwest ern corner of the prairie section. It enjoys the cooling and fragrant gulf breeze without its storm dangers. n It is high, dry and healthful, with Y out being upon the poor lands of the hills. It needs no fertilizer, and L- 7 per cent of it is not available for 1 immediate use. it While the average cultivated area of Louisiana is only about so per cent of its total area, Lafayette parish enjoys the distinction of hayv e ing 54 per cent of its entire rich s soil producing its multiplied fruits 0 of corn, cane, cotton and rice in un j surpassed quantities for man's daily use. It*is not believed that such e a high percentage in cultivation is - found anywhere else in the southern states. While this is true, there is . another extra strong feature in its f condition of to-day, and that is, while Louisiana has only twenty-five in ~ habitants to the square mile, making L a close and well settled parish afford ing fine neighboring school and s church possibilities. The people are small home-owners, with but few renters and less debt - and mortgages, and while not bril liantly prosperous, are in altogether I easy and comfortable circumstances. r Their want of brilliant prosperity is due to themselves. The soil, the climate and general conditions are - such that a living is made without - much effort and, without any modern - advantages, and for these reasons - but few fortunes have been accumu lated by the people, though good round estates are to be found in the hands of several men, one being rated in commercial agencies at $r s, I ooo, to $2oo,ooo, and these are the examples of more energy and pro t gressiveness than is enjoyed by the masses of the parish, and constitute eloquent testimonials of the richness of the soil. * * * * * A great boom is expected in school methods in the near future, as the people of Lafayette, aided by a lib r eral city council and police jury, have nearly completed their 30ox7o foot two-story, 6-room, high school ' t building on a beautiful school ground of x5o by 250 feet in size, costing, when completed, about $3ooo. The grounds, or the largest part thereof, were donated by Dr. Hopkins. The parish has a white population of 8998 and a colored population of 6966, of which 43 per cent are school children. The parish has transpor tation facilities east and west, and north by the Morgan Railroad, and south by the navigation via the Ver million river to the gulf. The officers of the parish are: Isaac Broussard, sheriff; W. B. Bai ley, clerk; WVm. Clegg, treasury; W. B. Torian, president of the police jury; Overton Cade, member of the legislature. The court house is a frame building of thirty or forty years of age, but the clerk office is a model brick structure, with fire-proof vaults for every official . department of the parish. There is no floating 1 debt or bonds due by the parish and its paper or warrants are at par. (Description of the town of La fayette on the local page.) The second largest town is Royville (poist office known as Youngsville), which has a population of 5oo and about ten business house in an ad jacent to it. It has a new school house with fifty children in school, with twenty-five more to attend soon. This is its first public school. The town is near the corner of Lafayette, Vermillion, Iberia, and St. Martin f, parishes. c Carencro is the third largest town r4 in the parish and is located' on the n northern branch of the Morgan re Railroad and has a population of - 289 and about twenty business houses in and adjacent to it. It also has a good public school. Broussard is the fourth largest town in the parish and is located on the Morgan Railroad, nine miles east of Lafayette, and has a popula tion of 75 and six busines houses in and near by it and a good public school. Scott is the least of the towns and is a few miles west of Lafayette on - the Morgan Railroad and has a pop ulation of 50 and four business houses. Everything considered, there are many extraordinary advantages in Lafayette parish. Cheap and rich lands, hospitality and a good people: big crops and fine.health; no floods or pestilence, or such features as should make any man glad to move with his family into this agricultual - paradise of four staple crops--cane, corn, cotton and rice.--Z. Ii. fazr- ias grove ,n VNewZ Or/cans P2,' .iu.. Are You Satisfied with your present home and business? If you con template a change in eiother, there Itneo PiAoe that of fore nouh advantagoe as does Lafayette Parish. Land of good quality at reasonable prices. Land improved and unimproved. Land proven to be adapted to fruit. Land located near shipping facilities. Land producing good crops without fertilizing. Land out of reach of overflows. Land on exceptionally easy terms. Land which will double its value in a few years. Land convenient to all conveniences. Come to this Garden Spot. THERE IS A STORE ON THE SOUTHWEST COR. COURT.HOUSE SQUARE, Where Pure Drugs, Patent Medicines, Toilet Articles, Stationary, etc., Fine Cigars, and the best of Wines and Liquors for medicinal purposes, are sold at rea sonable prices. Also a few fine Groceries are to be had and some Hardware. THIS PLACE IS OWNED BY V7. CLEGa. Miss Louise Revillon Solicits a visit to A FULL ASSORTMENT OF FINE GOODS IN THE LATEST STYLES. THE SINGER SEWING MACHINE Is the best in the world. Light Running, Durable, Noiseless, Simple. J. CHARLES BAUDIER General Agent For Lafayette Parish. Office at J. P. Buhler Shoe Store. H. 0. Balles, DENTIST. Office on Buchanan street. LAFA YE TTE, - - - LA. E. Priollaud, Watcmaker -and Jewelerer. sad dealer is Rich Jewelry, Watches, Dia monds, etc. Clegg's Buildlag, Courthouse Square. Lafayette, La. DR. T. B. Hopkins Having returned to Lafayette, of fers his professional services to the citizens of this place and the sur rounding country. Office at former residence, and at night and at night at Kennedy's old residence. Cash tells the story. Come and see Mouton Bros., DIALBRS IN GENERAL Merchandise Lowest prices consistent with quality of goods. NUMA BROUSSARD, CABINET MAKER AND FURNITURE REPAIBING OF ALL KIND8. Turning of Bauisters, Scroll Banisters, Fancy and Plain Mantels, Fancy Glass Doors of all kinds, Brackets, etc., etc. Lafaystte, La. The qaterfy meeting of the Farmes' Parish Union of the parish of Lafayette. will be held at La. fayctte, April 8, 1893. full att-danceis rcqunsrrd. V. W, DUFfUL, sssssdaa:. .. \V. .LtSoz. S" tay,( . 0. C. & J. MOUTON, ATTORNEYS AT LA IV. LArAYsTTB, LA. C. DEBAILLON, A TTORNE Y A T LA IV. LAFAYDTTB. LA. E. G. VOORHIES, A TTORNE Y AT LA W AND NOTARY PUBLIC. LArAYBTTe. LA. R. W. ELLIOT, A 7TORNE V" A 7T LA IV. L -.ette, La. F. R. TOLSON, M. D. PRA'A C TCING P/ YS CIA .N, Office at Residence. : : : LAPLAYTTB. LA. ALBERT de la HOUSSAYE, BAKER & CONFECTIONER Vermillion street. Lafayette, La. B2KERY, LEONCE GUIDRY, LAFAYETTE, LA. Proprietor. AND SALE 1.. CONSTANATIN, Lafayette, La. Paroprietor. RAILROAD BARBER SHop. Lincoln ave., near defot. JOHN VANDERGRIEF, Proprietor. Ladles' asd Chitdrea' Rmlrcuttleg at Demlegle LAFAYETTE BLACKSMITH, WHEELWRIGHT AND SUPPLY SHOP. Near Bank Building. PRED. MOUTON, - - - Proprietor. Lowest prices, consistent with wo,* done. All work promptly attended to. Satisfaction guaranteed. THE GAZETTE S bscrittion. $ ;Per Year.