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CHAS. A. THOMAS ANO HOMER J. MOUTON, raoraiaTeas. ifstred at s Ir. Layag, t Post-OSco as Second - cas. Mattr. - SATURDAY, MAY 2J, 1893. Ortors for P. Printing S Sticited, ' TiHE GAZETTE PRESS, LAFAYETTE, LA. * Good Work * * Executed Promptly. When lovers hang over the gate there is a good deal to be said on both sides before they quit. The liberties of the press and the liberties of the people must stand or fall together.-Hame. Sam Jones has realized in four months from his religious lectures something over $ss,ooo. It pays to be the great and only Sam Jones It is that get together and work ing in harmony that has made the great West what it is to-day, the most prosperous section of the United States. A man will unblushingly comb his back hair over a bald spot on the top of his head, and yet expect a grocer to put his smallest potatoes in the top layer. Dr. Hanis, United States com missioner of education, finds from statistics that education is the surest preventive of crime. The propor tion of the illiterate among crimi rals is as six to one. A public journal should ever stand ready to criticise the acts of public servants when to that journal these acts seem fraught with objec -tiomable features, that, if adopted, 1 will work to the detriment of the community. A New Jersey man, with the fu ture in mind, has offered a prize for the best essay on the life of a mos quito. A slap with the palm of the hand is about the best essay on its fife, but even that is rarely success ful. The news immigration law re quires that each immigrant must t state whether he can read and write, and must satisfy the examiners that a be is not without means of support. This law will be rigidly enforced in 1 the future. I According to general accepted estimates, the United States pro- C duces more than one-half of all the cotton 'grown in the world, and c about 75 per cent. of the total amount which annually enters into n civilized commerce. A writer says the language of the it street is picturesque. It is indeed. O the picturesque landscape kind. ti A gamin was heard to say to a com- u panion: "Tell yer wot, cull, if a p feller's got de sand and de rocks he ii can make de dust, an' if he ain't his 1 same is mud." g Late despatches from Washington a bring the cheering information that President Cleveland has determined that the time has about arrived to S asake the Republicans remaining in i appointive ofices walk the plank. c And the "boys In the trenches" T smile in anticipation of the day. P On the whole, the condition of the public schools of Lafayette is ai :gratifying. We cannot say satisfac- p tory, because that would mean that theyare all we could wish. They t are cobstantly improving, however, and teachers are taking a pride, in their work, which means marked Sprogress with certain prospect of tuch greater r improvement. The appointment of Hon. Over- a d"or Cade to the superintendency of t< the mint in New Orleans is gene- C itegarded as a foregone con and which will necessitate election of a representative to gmneral assembly of the State b the parish of Lafayette, in his p Who will he be? The b e,.so far, has no favorite, _ . theerfully support a Demo- - Zthl5 Mace. • ' S .aWiGff . DISC'AREPFANCY. The New Orleans Mint is conceded to the V Third District, and while both Senators favor Mr. Overton Cade for the Superinten dency, we learn that Cogressman Price is sticking like a mrus plaster 1b Mr. Gabe Raomagt. Far thi we admire the Con Sgressman. Mr. Montegut l~ an inteential and active politician. It was him who se - cured the nomination of Mr. Price, and a although an ex-official, is entitled to the place. Mr. Pce can mnd himif he "sticks to the tcet."-Morgan City Reveiew. We are inclined to the belief that Mr. A. L. Monnot, the large sugar refinery owner of Jeannerette, did as much, if not more,. to "secur'i the nomination" of Mr. Price, than any other person. It is a well known fact that previous to the hold ing of the nominating convention Mr. Price had annonaced that he would not be a candidate, and but for this announcement he would have had little or no opposi tion. Mr. Monnot, a day or two before the nominating convention smet, se cured the assent of Mr. Price to ac cept the nomination in the event that it was tendered to him. With this assurance from the gentleman Mr. Monnot went among the dele gates and stating these facts the no Sruination of Mr. Price followed. And this was easy to accomplish e because a large number of the de legates were uninstructed and were favorable to Mr. Price in case his e name was submitted to the conven d tion. THE EL DORADO. No fairer field for the profitable r investment present itself in the s whole extent of this grand section than Lafayette parish. Nor can the immigrant find a better place for - his permanent home. Is the farmer e in search of lands that are both pro e ductive and cheap? Here he will e find lands-unsurpassed in fertility- that he can purchase at from $25 to $35, and in some instances less, per acre. Do the capitalist, who has been - putting out his money at the meagre precentage ot 3 or 4 per cent wish to triple or quadruple it? Let him - come here. He will surely find op portunities, and if he should grasp t them by erecting factories for con - verting our raw material into mar - ketable products, he will reap an immense profit on his investment. Then let him come, investigate carefully and fully, and we have no doubt he will invest. The people of Lafayette should bend all their energies to reach the money man. Let our manifold material attractions be placed be fore him; invite him to come; tell him we shall extend the hand of fellowship, and when he comes car ry out your promises, and the pro babilities are that he will stay. CAMPhOR TREES. Probably the only growing camphor tree in the state except the one in Horticultural Hall at Audubon Park, New Orleans, is to be found on Father Forge's premises in this t town.-Lafayette Gazette. At the residence of the Review the editor of The Gazette is invited to call and we will show him two Camphor trees twenty-five a feet high, flourishing nicely. He can chew the leaves and get the full camphor taste. There is also one at Dr. Darrall's Avoca plantation and one at the residence of M. I. Hamilton, Fairview plantation.-Morgan City Review. To this number add several in St. James parish, a couple in Abbe- t ville, one more in Lafayette, and C now comes our Royville correspon- C dent with the information that there is also one in that town. c Although this plant, is indigenous t to the Island of Formosa, from i which most of the commercial cam phor that we use come from, there is also another variety found in t Borneo. But the fact that the tree t grows so well in Louisiana, is but e another examplification of the great a fertility of our soil. 9 It the tree grows so well in this ' State, could it not be utilized? ItP is worth while to'give it a trial. A la crude and cheap process would be :h Take an iron pot, pour water in it, ti place over the pot a board perfor- c ated with holes, over these holes place chips from the camphor tree, a and then cover with earthenware C pots, then set fire under the first pot C when the steam will pass through e the chips, carrying with it the cam- U phor, which condenses in the form V of minute white crystal in the up- i per part of the pots. As a matter P of interesting past time the experi- ti ment should be tried. And should o any one do so we should be pleased C to have them report results to The a Gazette. ii A JURIST'S DANGER. g Judge David E. Pugh, of the court of common pleas of Colum- c bus, Ohio, and one of the most n prominent jurists of that state, has E been bitten by a mad dog, and isl thought to be in great danger. Asmall L dog, which was a great pet in the family ,was taken sick the other, day, a and the judge held it while medicine Y. was administered to it. The dog he bit him on the hand. Again, afew as days afterward, the dog bit him, n- and also his wife and child. In a Sday or two the dog died, and the ,, judge, becoming gTarmed, sent for 1t a physician, who after a microsco e- pic examination said that there was d no doubt that the dog died of ra ` bier. The judge's hand has begun to swell and give him-trouble, and at he has been compelled to suspend ar his duties. Yet people will continue' to keep pet dogs and communities id will allow themselves to be overrun r by-mongrel curs that have no earth in ly function to discharge, except to :11 go mad and bite somebody.-N. O. d- Picayune. The reading of the above recalls - to mind the fact that Lafayette, ie town and parish, have an excess of ut the most worthless curs imagina he ble. Little objection will be inter posed to the. possession of a useful, or finely bred dog, still even these should be carefully watched these re days;, and upon the first signs of e- illness immediate steps be taken to c. ascertain the nature of the malady, at but all those mongrel curs that are permitted to roam about, and only th live to consume, entailing some ex in pense and serving no useful purpose e- should be speedily exterminated. " THE LEBLEU KILLING. ih It may be recalled that The e-. Gazette, some weeks since, pub re lished an extract from a Chicago is paper relative to the killing of "a n. real bad man" named Lebleu under orders from Judge Martel during the sitting of his court, which Le bleu had threatened to break up, in le fact he had come to the court room te for that purpose. The Gazette had 'n no personal knowledge of the event, l and the publication was made to )r accertain if there were any truth in !r it. It appears that there is some )- truth in story since the Opelousas II Courier, who is no doubt acquainted -- with all the facts, has this to say: 0 Judge A. B. Martel was judge of r the district composed of the par ishes of St. Landry, Lafayette and n Calcasieu a few years before the 'e late war, and it was while holding h court at Lake Charles that the kill n ing of Lebleu occurred. He was - killed with shot guns loaded with p buckshot and by men whom the k- Judge took with him from St. Lan dry, his home being here at Ope- t n lousas. The parties who did the :. killing were tried here and ac e quitted, Pierre Soule, Alcibiades o Deblanc, Adolphe Olivier, and other leading lawyers being engaged t l in the case which excited much in- I e terest throughout the State. STIIE CHINVESE MUST GO." " The cry raised on the sand lots in San Francisco some years ago, crystalized in the adoption, by Con- I gress, of the Geary act. The pro- p visions of this act are most vigorous s and drastic. Every chinamen must register on or before the 5th of e May of the present year, and obtain p , from the collector of internal reve- I s nue in which he resides a certificate to that he has been here for some 1 years and intends to become a citi , zen of the country, in default of is r which he will be deported. is So stronghas been the impression je that this act was unconstitutional, h hurried as it was through Congress f without an opportunity for discus- i ion, that the government took ex- t _ traordinary measures to test it, and to delayed its execution until such test could be made. The full text of the decision ren- a dered last week has not yet been s made public, but Mr. Justice Gray C in making its verbal announcement c disclaimed all purpose to pass on the wisdom or justice of the act, con- he tenting him with announcing that as s the power of this nation to restrict b or prohibit the immigration of any aliens into this country, or to re- m quire aliens in the country to re move therefrom was a wellsettled p principle of international law, the legislative branch of the government cc had not transcended any of its cons titutional power in the act under consideration. t The Supreme Court has spoken, t and the Geary act stands as a part of the law of the land. The duty of the Executive is plain; it must be w enforced regardless of consequences until it be modified or repealed. c• What these consequences will be it n is, of course, as yet too early to predict, but it is senseless to ignore the fact that the situation is a grave cr one, and that most serious compli cations with China are likely to arise. The apprehensions cherished in some quarters, that the Chinese d government will adopt a policy of ci retaliation, that our 'American mer- W chants and missionaries will be sum- in marily expelled from the Chinese b Empire, and that all diplomatic re- d lationseetween China and the h United States will be dissolved, IA are by no means groundless. The fe developments of the next few days S will be anxiously awaited. Our r .beef h6pe is that China gill show 'herself more Christian than the United .States. r Tephck r'as Institute. LAFAVETrTE, LA., May 20, 1893. The Teacher's Institute met this day in regular session with the following members D present: A. D. Martin, J. Fletcher, Philip d Martin, Ben. F. Toler, J. C. Martin, W. ti. W~ebb, Ed. St. Julien, R. C. Greia, Hugh Wagener, Chas. A. Boudreaux, Mrs. E. WV. Glenn and Misses M. E. Toll, Maggie Ja s mieson~ F. S. Greig, and Kate Rand. 1 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. After the transaction of routine business SProf. Webb illustrated some practical ideas * regarding,.the subject of common fractions. Thoroughness in, the first principles, and fre s quent reviews were impressed as essential factors in teaching this difficult study. Mis Fannie Greig also gave additional methods f by which the subject could be taught com prehensively. Prof. J. Fletcher then illustrated by ex amples on blackboard the principles of least common multiple and greatest common di e visor. e The subject of co-education was discussed f briefly. Miss Greig proposed that the subjects for next meeting be confined to strictly primary grade and the fallowing programme allotted: "Primary Language," Miss F. S. Greig; "Primary Reading," Ben F. Toler; "*Prima ry Numbers," Chas. A. Boudreaux. Communications from the Advertiser and e Gazette requesting monthly reports from the teachers of the public schools were read, and favorably considered The thanks of the Institute were tendered both papers for cour tesies and it was recommended that the teachers as far as possible comply with the request, by furnishing the local press with statistics exhibiting the condition of their re spective schools, as well as other items of in terest to public education. RI. C. GREIG, Manager. Mrs. E. WV. GLIWN, Secretary. A Call. Realizing the great benefit that would be derived by the people of our State from the incoming of a desirable class of immigrants and improved public roads the Business Men's Association decided to call a Road and Immigration Convention, composed of delegates from the Attakapas district, to meet in Lafayette on Wednesday, June 14th. The Association earnestly request and in vite the Presidents of the different Police Juries, the Mayors of the different towns and cities, or the people in mass meeting to ap point delegates to attend said convention, and sincerely hope that the call will meet with a hearty response from the people of the district. C. O. MouToN, Pres. A. C. ORtwav, Sec. Mental Improvement. We are taught to believe by those who have carefully investigated the subject, that neither the mind nor body, can be over taxed without a corresponding exhaustion of the other. In fact many know this to be true from experience. And every one who I has attempted to cultivate the mind knows that intense mental labor is more fatiguing than physical. But how few parents and teachers act according to the dictates of such knowledge is directing and assisting children in acquiring an education. Haste in every pursuit, seems to be a national fault, and pupils of every age have imbibed this spirit; and, unfortunately, parents and teachers encourage it. This is particu larly observable in the public schools, and also in private ones of like grade. I refer to the "'cramming" process. To be con vinced of the existence of this prevalent evil one has only to stand on the street of any town or city, and watch the pupils going to, and returning from school; for they will be seen weighted down with books-their physical powers painfully taxed-their little spines bent in -their efforts to maintain their equilibrium. It is not difficult to account for the incentives to this undue haste in endeavoring to accom plish in one year the work of two. Mothers become impatient to see their daughters en ter society at an age when they should be taught to appreciate the advantages of a sub stantial education; the fathers, generally, possess the idea that the amassing of wealth is the chief duty of man; that mental culture is unnecessary to the attainment of that ob ject; the teachers are not blameless, but they have to drift along with the current of pub lic opinion, or be continually and unsuccess fully opposing the demands of public senti ment; besides many believe that their repu tation is increased in proportion to the 'ex terity with which they can turn out super ficial graduates, those whose acquirements de serve no higher appellation than a mere smattering. Some are actuated by,no higher ambition than the cooper who goes to his shop with the desire to complete as many casks, in a given time, as possible; but the cooper does his work faithfully, or else his casks will leak, but the work of the former will not bear so close an inspection, for the heads of his machine graduates go from school, not only empty, but wholly incapa ble of retaining anything of value that may be put into them. Another potent factor in establishing this mischievous policy is the as almost univeral desire for change. Nothrng that is old is considered worthy of retention. Many would abolish the laws that keep the planets in motion if they could do it with safety, for the reason that they are old. I have been frequently asked if I taught ac cording to the nrew methods, and by men wholly illiterate-those who had no con ception of the meaning of the question pro pounded. I always reply to suchan inquiry, that if you mean to ask if I have any patelst process by which to impart information, or to bestow an education, I will have to say, no. I believe it was the poet, Dryden, who said, "'men are but children of a larger growth." I know of no resemblance in which the comparison can be more fittingly applied than in connection with the course pursued by parents and teachers in rushing children through text books. Haste does not always mean advancement; in fact, it often causes retrogression. The attempt to master so many branches in an unreasona bly limited period, only results in a very superficial understanding of them; this TI creates an indifference on the part of pupils, which is fatal to the acquisition of knowl edge, for no one will long continue in the pursuit of mental improvement, when both the mental and physical powers are over taxed. Harvard College a few years ago, discussed the advisability of cutting out a short road to a finished education by redu cing the term from four to three years; hut when the matter was carefully considered it was decided that whatever might he gained in time, would be lost in thoroughness, and the proposition was rejected. Old Sam Is Johnson, more than a huudred years ago, advised a friend to be shy of the man wh had read but one book. This advice car ries with it the idea, that the person who has thoroargrly studied on- book is more to be feared in an intellectual combat, than the (j one who has read mony cardcss/y. FELIX. Ye - Old Folks Concert m Will be on ye 5th day of ye month of June. Come all ye peopre rs at early candle light, for at 8 o'clock 30 min. Deacon Jeremiah John son will bite his "tuning fork," and Singin' Skewl will commence. Dick Jumperscott, Manual Snodgrass, Ike Bluefield and Toby Laza rus will show ye the benches. Par.t I. s OPENING CHORUS................. By all ye men and women s Deacon Johnston introduces his Singin Skewl. s CHORUS............. .............. By all ye men and women at One Part Song........ ................. Phoebe Jemima Snodgrass Recitation..................... .............. Serepta Smathers is One Part Song .................................Minnie Billikens S CHORUS ...... ....................... By all ye men and women c- One Part Song............ .............. Betsy Grin Gruffenhorf a Two Part Song. ......... Elnathan Tarbox Putnam, Huldah Putnam One Part Song. .............. . .Deacon Jeremiah Johnston a CHORUS............................ By all ye men and women Part 11. CHORUS ........................... By all ye men and women Recitation...................................... Zeke D ins One Part Song............. ....... Hudley Ann Gringle Thorpe Recitation..................................... Lucy Anderson Two Part Song....... ......................... Pippo and Bettina One Part Song......................... . Huldah Putnam a Four Part Song...... ........ Sallie Johnston, Melissey Broadnax, Betsy Grin Cruffenhorf, Pippo - Recitation................. ............ ....... ........Sockery Two Part Song ........ Billy Turnipseed and Huldah Gringlethorpe CHORUS ............................ By all ye men and women J- -VIRGINIA REEL - Mary Jones, Margery Scoonover, Pat Jumbles and others will raise their voices in song. Dorothy Thrump and Ann Stebbins (spinsters) will see that no sparking is carried on. Ushers will be in attendanee to see every one seated, and that the aisles are free and opened. Admission 25 cts. Reserved Seats, 25 cts. extra. GRAND BALL. Beausejour Park On the Banks of Beautiful Bayou Vermilion. EXCELLENT Spring Water, COMMODIOUS Bath Houses, Lange Dancing Platform. Beautiful Grounds and Plenty of Shade. Elegant Spot for Pic nics, Parties, Etc. Water for drinking and bathing purposes unsurpassed. Come and see the place and enjoy a splendid bath. SIDNEY MOUTON, Manager. New Store ! Alex. Delahoussaye, l-las Just Opened next to Lacoste's a General C-rooer7- store Where at all times will be found the freshest and finest grades of goods in his line. An invitation is extended to all to call at his store. G. LACOSTE, -DEALER IN Stoves, Harness, Carriages and WACONS, Manufacturer's agent for Walking and Riding Cultivators, Disc Harrow Leaver Drag Harow, Stalk Cutter, Corn and Cotton Planters, Sulky Plows, Turning Plows, Hay Rakes, Road Carts. Corner of Jefferson and Vermillion Streets, LAPAYETTE, LA. Land Attorney, Surveyor, and Real Estate Agent. ALSO REPRERENTING THE MANHATTAN 2 Loan Association. This company negotiates loans on real estate, making payments of principal quite as easy as interest payments on the old plan of loans. For further information address or apply to Welman Bradford, Agent, Rayne, La. 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 W aM. CLEGG. The Singer Sewing Machine. Is the best in the world. Light Running, Durable, Noiseless, Simple. J. CHARLES BAUDIER General Agent For Lafayette Parish. e Office at J. P. Buhler Shoe Store p DR. T. B. Hopkins Having returned to Lafayette, of fer' 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. C. DEBAILLON, Lawyer. Wil pract:'e int Lafayette, St. Afary and Vrsui.lian par.sEcs, and tke Si~resms.and FedeCral Courts at Opelousas and Nerw Or/raws. LAPAYSITTI, LA. FEED,Stable AND SALE E. CONSTANTIN, Lafayette, La. Paroprietor. B2 RY, LEONCE 80DRY, LAFAYETTE, LA. Proprietor. NUMA BROUSSARD, CABINET MAKER AND FURNITURE REPAIRING OF ALL KINDS, Turning of Banisters, Scroll Banisters, Fancy and Plain Mantels, Fancy Glass Doors of all kinds, Brackets, etc., etc. Lafayettr, La. LAFAYETTE BLACKSMITH, WHEELWRIOHT AND SUPPLY SHOP. Near hank Buildingb. PRED. MOUTON, - - - Iprprletor. Lowest prices, consistent with work dlone. All work promptly attended to. Satisfaction guaranteed. ALBERT de Ia HOOUSSAYB, BAKER & CONFECTIONER Vermillion street, Lafayette, La. H. C. Salles, DENTIST. Office on Buchanan street. LAFA YET.E, - - - LA. F. R. TOLSON, M. D. '.-CTRAC C/.'NG I'P/SIC.I I.', Office at Rcldence : : : LAI'tAETT , I.A. DR. N. W. SWORFDS. DentiSt, Office next to Blank buildingt Snatistacto, gona.a.n teed. mns E. G. VOORHIES. ATTOR,,A'F I' AT L.A II AND NO'T A R Y PUB I C. LArAYTTTC. LA. R. W. ELLIOTT, ATTORN'EY AT 1.111' and NOTARY J'U13LIC. Lq'ayette, La. O. C. & J. MOUTON, ATTOANEYS AT LA IV. LAPAY*TT. LA. RAILROAD BARBER SHOP, Lincoln ave., near depot. JOHN V.ANDERGRIEF, Proprietor. Ladies" and C'ildre'es Naircutting at Domicille E. Priollaud, Watcmaker -and Jewelerer. .md dealer ta Rich Jewelry, Watches, Dia mnonds, etc. Clsegg's BaIlldlag, Corthouse Sqaere. Lafayette, La. Cash tells the story. Come and see Mouton Bros., DBEALSN IN GENERAL Merchandise Lowest prices consistent with quality of qoods. H. L. Monnier, Dealer In Ceneral Merchandslee Fresh Groceries always on hand. "Old Taylor" Whiskey. A. M. MARTIN, -AGENT FOR LAFAYETTE. The "Old Taylor" is the best Whiskey that experience, skill and expenditure can produce. It is the perfection of distillation from grain.