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ISSUED EVERY- SATURDAY CHAS, A. THO .S AND HOMER J. MOUTON, PROPR IETORS. Entered at the Lafayette La. Post-Office as Second Class Matter. - SATURDAY, JUNE =o, 1893 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 _, elegates from the Attakapas district, to ieetin Lafayette on Wednesday, June at. 'The Association earnestly request and in vite the Presidents of the different Police Juries, the Mayors of the different towns and eities, or the people in mass meeting to ap point delegates to attend said convention, 4nd sincerely hope that the call will meet dt ahearty response from the people of et district. C. O. MoUtTON, Pres. A. C. ORDWAY, Sec. PROOF STRONG AS hIOL Y WRIT. Some days before the members of the new council met and organ ized The Gazette was asked if it in sended to put in a bid for the city printing. Upon an affirmative ans wer being given, he said it would be a waste of time, as the printing would be given to the Adve~tiser spite of any request we might miake. We would not entertain his belief, an&questioned his "knowledge of bthe future." He reiterated the state , s-meqt with much earnestness, and a4ded, "this is straight." His earnestness, later on, raised a sus picion in our mind that, possibly, there might be an ingredient of truth in his assertion, although we are free to confess, that we could not reconcile our -sense of fair play with our creeping suspicions. After some reflection we decided to consult a few friends, and after consideration it was suggested to apply a test. The first step was to make a proposition to the publisher of the Advertiser to put in a joint bid for the city printing. The re quest met with a flat refusal-and the hind leg of the bug protruded from under the chip. The next step was to write and present to the council, in open session, a request that the city printing be put to bid. Even then a slight suspicion still lin gered with us that our informant was out of his reckoning. Our re quest, however, was voted down and this time we felt reasonably cer tain that we noticed the bug crawl from under and kick over the chip. Are we justified, kind reader, in believing that the "dice were loaded?" NOTE.-The above was in type and in tended for publication in our last issue, but was crowded out. ANOTIER RAILROAD SPOKEN OF. Our Royville correspondent notes in his corespondence published in another part of this issue the fact that several petitions are being cir culated and rapidly signed, to pre sent to the Southern Pacific Rail road officials asking for a branch railroad from Cade to Royville. This question had been agigated some time since, but until now no steps had been taken by the people to secure the branch. Our corres pondent also says, that he is reliably informed that the railroad officials had under consultation the advisabi lty of building a branch railroad fram Cade to some point on Bayou Vermilion. The Gazette is pleasnd to learn that our friends in that part of the parish will be affortlcd such trans portation. facilities as must enhance their prosperity. They will find, should they secure this branch, am ple returns for their labor, for they will be enabled to plant and dispose of a money crop-cane, where now cotton pays them so little. But the people must not remain inactive. They must get together and pull together, and meet the railroad officials half way. If the columns of The Gazette can be utilizcd to forward the move ment we cheerfully place them at the disposal of the people of that neighborhood in their worthy efforts to upbuild their section. First Communion. Lest Saturday the children of the pab, to the number of 17z, ap proadhed the Holy Table for the first time, and, also, received the sacrament of confirmation. c Catholie church was crowded the railing to the door, and *wak too small to contain the crowd, anxious to witness the imposing and beautiful ceremony. The church had been beautifully decorated and *brillianily illuminated: the altars, es i- y, were tastefully embellished. admirable~choir rendered some t music. e services of the retreat was ,cbnducted by Father Forge. ~Zj41e acts before and after com a~siion were read by Miss Alice 4beop and 191aster Auguste Vii gneaux; the act of consecration by Miss Dubernard. Archbishod Janssens had arrived the day ..before, acco led by Rev. Fathers Jacobs and Branch, and was mef at the train - by Rev. Father Healey. In the evening the Archbishop interrogated the chil dren, and seemed highly pleased with their answers, and compli mented them. The following day at half past nine he administered the sacrament of confirmation to more than 200 persons. He de livered two appropriate sermons that were easily understood by the children; those young hearts will undoubted remember his kindness and his paternal advices will remain engraved in their memories. The Archbishop left the same day for Carencro-rest is unknown to his untiring zeal. Much credit is due to Rev. Father P. J. Healy, for the success of the cxamination, and the order that prevailed. He must certainly feel the wonderful satisfaction that comes from the consciousnest of duty well performed. Among the clergy present were Rev. Fathers Butler, Langlois, Joun, Chabrier, Mehault, Branch, Jacobs, Forge and Healey. L. Y. Carencro News. From Our Regular Correspondent. The Carencro Brass Band sere naded Rev. Father Laforest last Tuesday night and were most hos pitably entertained. Mr. A.-C. Guilbeau took a trip to Duson last week. Mr. Grenier, of Baraga, Mich., accom ied by her little son, is visitin ier brother, Father La forest: Mrs. Adele Dupuis, wife of Mr. Chas. Dupuis, died on Thursday, June z, at 9 p. m., after an illness of two months' duration. The in terment took place in the Catholic grave yard on Friday, June 2, Rev. Father Laforest officiating. Mrs. Dupuis was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Guilbeau, ad mired and esteemed by all who knew her. She leaves her hus band, four little children, a large number of relatives and a host of friends to mourn her loss. The Gazette extends its sincere sym pathy in this their hour of mourn ing and sorrow. ** The grading of the Carencro and Teche Railroad has been commen ced, the contract for the work having been awarded to Messrs. Kennedy & Stone. The passenger and freight trains will make their transfer at the Southern Pacific depot, and trains will run up to the present platform. * * * When it comes to securing a po sitidn Mr. Frank Coussan is the king of applicants. ** * The reception tendered Arch bishop Janssens was perfect in every detail, It was undoubtedly the greatest event that has ever taken place in this parish. There was no labor or money spared, to make it a great success. Our people were determined that it should surpass anything of the kind that has ever occurred here in the past, and their efforts and expectation were fully realized. They are heartily con gratulated. Although the weather was threatening, after a downpour of rain the night previous; our peo pie were determined to see that their programme was carried out, and they did it, to the smallest item, with the exception of the christen ing of the new bell, which had to be postponed. ** Miss E. Veazey, of New Iberia, was in town visiting friends. Mr. Olivier Couvillon left last Monday to pay a short visit to rela tives in Eola. Mr. Edgar Lacour, of New Ibe ria, arrived last Saturday and is spending a while with the family of Mr. P. E. Couvillon. ** Mr. A. C. Guilbeau has growing in his yard a peach tree of the Chi nese cling variety grafted on a year old seedling, which has grown four feet in little less than three months and is covered with leaves, some measuring eight inches in length. Miss Eugenie Bernard and Miss Martin are in Breaux Bgidge among friends. The extension to the public school is completed, and the building pre sents quite a nice appearance. 1'oTIDEM VRSuNS. Broussarclville Drizzlings. PFrom Our Regular Correspondent. Once more it shall be my task to bother you with a few notes from our section. It is scarcely neces sary to announce that we have-had a long needed and timely rain which is worth thousands and thousands of dollars to our farmers. Nor is it necessary to say that the crops of Cote Gelee are in the finest possible condition for the simple reason that it comprises the richest land in the parish and is inhabited by a thrifty, industrious and courageous popula tion. With the cane acreage in creasing as it has done in the last two years our section will soon be one of the most prosperous spots in Louisiana. The erection of the magnificient residence of Mr. M. Billaud Jr. was begun last Monday and shall be finished by the beginning of July. Mr. M. Billaud, Sr., is on the go all the time these days, attending to business: his new sugar house shall be turned over to him within two months. Among the prominent visitors to our town this weekwere seen Mesrs. S. Lock Breaux, Dr. G. W. Scran ton and J. R. Domengeaux. The appointment of Mr. Overton Cade to the Superintendency of the Mint would bring on an election, for Representative. The Sunday Law agitation from one end of the State to the other naturally leads one to think that the next legisla ture fight in '96 will be made to bear principally upon that question; why should not the people of Lafayette Parish decide at once whether or not they favor the law by sending there a man who should either be in favor of repealing or upholding that law. As it stands it is a per fect nuisance inasmuch as in some parts of State it is rigidly enforced whilst in others it would seem from appearances that the promulgation of that Law has never reached there. A Grand Ball was given last Sa turday at the Hall near Mr. J. O. Broussard's; socially it proved quite successful and but as to its financial results we can say nothing because we have not been informed. Mr. D. M. Landry announces a grand Ball at St. Julien Hall Satur day June roth and extends a cordial invitation to the public. DUBARDI EU. Royville Items. From Our Regular Correspondent. While we live let us live and pros per! Several petitions headed by our largest real estate owners, were in circulation the past week, earn estly urging signatures to send to the superintendent of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Your correspon 'dent was in formed by a reliable party that a railroad branch from Cade to Verniillon Bayou, via Royville, would be built in the near future. This new enterprise, we understand, was started by mostly large sugar planters, whose object is to induce our farmers to turn all their rich and fertile lands into the culture of the sugar cane. Now that we are to have a railroad, the prosperity and future welfare of our section will be a cErtainty. Royville will be on a boom; business will im prove; King Cotton will be disposed off, and all in all, happiness will reign supreme. Sunday's rain was a welcome one, and since its appearance but the broadest smiles can be seen. The corn crop is now a sure one, and judging by the quantity that is to ,be seen in the fields, the yield this fall will be the largest seen for many years. t We thank Prof. Webb for the kind and appreciated invitation tendered your correspondent to at tend the picnic given in honor of of his pupils last Friday. If not in person, but in spirit, we attended, and joined with the professor to make all have a pleasant and en joyable time. Dr. R. Q. Young and sister, Miss Maud, were visitors to Lafayette Monday, and attended the Old Folk's Concert. Mr. S. Locke Breaux, of New Orleans, is the guest of Dr. G. W. Scranton. Mrs. D. Bonnemaison, wife of our efficient post-master, is now spending some time in Beaumont, Texas, visiting relatives and friends. Hon. O. Cade and Mr. H. Theall, were visitors to New Iberia Sunday. Mr. A. L. Dyer, our popular merchant and druggist, visited friends at Lafayette Sunday. Mr. P. B. Roy, we are happy to state, is up again and has fully re covered from his slight spell of sick ness. In case Hon. O. Cade receives the appointment of superintendent of the mint at New Orcleas, we would then quite 9gree with Brother "Totidem Verbis," in electing a worthy and impartial man to fill the vacant office. Naturally, coming from his section, "Totidem Verbia" will not name his favorite; but, as Hon. C. C. Brown is also our favorite and choice, we see no harm whatevter in mentioning his mame. CHEROKEE. Duson Dots. Editor Lafayettlle Ga/lte: I will give you a few dots from this corner. We are a farming people, and our crops are very good, consequently, we are all happy. Nearly all ~e corn has been "laid by." But little cotton was planted, rice bei oiut money crop. Prospects foganether heavy rice crop are favorableg'but some are not quite done planting, as we plant here until the last of of June. The last crop did not sell very well, but prospects for this crop are better, as we will not be entirely dependant on New Orleans as a market. There are many other outlets; Crowley hag two fine mills in successful operation and is build= ing a very large one; Lak harles has a very large mill that cleans zooo barrels a day, and a small one that " cleans zoo barrels per day; California is buying rice from us, which she never did before. New SOrleans is now doing with the rice as she did wfth the cotton. She keeps putting on charges until these staple committies must hunt cheap er rates in handling. We are going to hold a farmers' convention, and we will try to get the railroad to give us a little reduction in rates. In many cases last season the rail road charges amounted to s5 per cent of the net proceeds, charging as high as $z26 for a car to New Orleans. We have now in successful opera tion the stock law. Many fields have no fences around them; it looks strange to ride in the public road, with fine crops on both sides and no fences to protect them. We will have to raise less stock and of better quality. The fruit crop is passably good this year; we have had a fine crop of blackberries. I have many pear trees, that have a small amount of fruit this year, they be ing young and just coming into bearing. I have a Japan persim mon tree that has over, a barrel of fruit on it; they ripen in October and are very delicious. ODERON. Police Jury Proceedings. LAFAYET FE, LA., June 5, t393. The Police Jury met this day in regular session, with the following members present:: W. B. Torian; J. G. St. Julien, C. C. Brown, H. M. Durke, Ford l!o;fpanir, A. I). Lan dry and A. A. Delhoumie. Absent: R. C. Landry. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. By motion of .1r. St. Julien, the road overseers of the various wards, are herchy notified to present at the next regular meet ting of the Police Jury, a report c::hiitinig a complete list of all persons subject to road duty, in their respective wards, and the number of clays actual service rendered by each of said persons, during the fiscal year ending July July i, prox. Mr. ,Eustache Comeanu, constable of the 7th ward, submitted a statement of sales of stock impounded and sold under the stock law, and tendering the net proceeds, $21.55 t the parish. The amount was ordered turned into the parish treasury. By motion the secretary was required to open an account with all persons selling stock under Police Jury regulations. Hion. Julian Mouron, president of the school Board, appearing before the body, iit behalf of public education, requested that the sum of $338 be appropriated for the pur pose of extending the present session, in all the wards, until expiration of the present cholastic month; and thereby complete the regular nine month's term, established by the board. By motion duly made the amount, $338 as requested was granted to Mr. Mouton, and made subject to his order for the pur pose specified.. a The sum of $9 was refunded Mr. G. E. LeBlanc, as the net proceeds of his stock sold by T. H. Theriot, constable of the 4th ward, and turned into the parish treasury August 2, t892. Messrs. C. O. Mouton, N. P. Moss and Juliau Mouton, here appeared and made re quest that the Police Jury appoint delegates to represent the parish to the Road and Im migration convention called by the Lafa yette Business Men's Association, to con vene in Lafayette June 14th instant. Whereupon, by motion, the president was authorized to appoint the delegates.. Presi dent Torian then appointed the following delegates to the said convention: Judges C. Debaillon and 0. C, Mouton, O. Cade, 'Dr. T. B. Hopkins, Dr. J. D. Trahan, A. C. Ordway, Chas. A. Thomas, C. C. Brown, I. N. Satterfield, J. G. St. Julien, Dr. F. S. Madd, Antoine Guidry, Dr. M. L. Lyons, Alex. Delhonmme, Sr., J. E. Mouton, J. S. Whittington, V. E. Dupuis, R. C. Lagdry, II. Theall, Ford Hoffpanir, A. D. Landry, H. M. Durke, and A. A. Delhomme. By motion the president, Mr. Torian, was added to the list of delegates. Mr. Desire Benoit appeared and com plained of water flooding his field, by rea son of a certain dam, constructed by Ad. von Kalkstein, on the Long plantation; com plainant alleging that the natural flowst tne water from the public road and his field was obstructed, and sought relief, and actiun in the matter was postponed until the next meeting. Messrs. Ford Hoffpauir and A. D. Lan dry were appointed a committee to investi gate the title of the public road running be tween the properties of Mrs. M. A. Thomas, and Sevigne IDuhon, in the 8th ward, and report as to the best method of procedure in order to remove the objections at present eceitilog. Mr. Hoffpauir was appointed to investsi gate all titles to public roads in the and wardt and take the necessary ste toward per fecting the title of the paris said roads. - Messrs. C., 0. Mouton, P I)eClouet and C. H. Bradley were ap ed to con fer with the authorities of St. Martin rsh regarding the repairing and maintait of the public road between Lafayette and Breaux Bridge. A commusicc from the Lafayette Ga xette, requesting fthat the onifcial printing be put to a bid was read, and on motion of Mr. Hoffpauir, the following resolution was adop 3 R Esed, That the public printing of the parish, for the next fiscal year, beginning hJuly t, he advertised for bids, at the next regular meeting, July 3 prox. The said bids or proposals shall be considered ac cording to law, the Police Jury reserving the r reject any and all bids. e following resolution was adopted: tResolved, That all delinquent license payers of the parish be and are hereby noti fied that they must pay the said licenses, vbin thirty days, from this offlcial notifi cation and failing to do so the said licenses shall be placed in the hands of the attorney for collection of licenses and taxes, subject to a penalty of 2 per cent., per month, as provided by law. A communication from the Police Jury of Acadia parish, relative to a survey of the boundary line between that parish and Li fayette, was read, and Messrs. Hoffpauir and A. A. Delhomme appointed to repre sent the interest of the parish in the said survey. Mr. Durke was appointed to ascertain the cost of repairing the bridge at Odillon Broussard's and to confer witht the authori ties of Vermillion parish in regard thereto. By motion the following was adopted: Reslvved. That I. N. Satterfield, road con tracor, he and is hereby authorized to no tify all persons placing obstructions on the public roads, or the natural drains thereto, to remvwe the said obstruction within twen ty four hours after notification, and failing so to do, the member of the Police Jury, for the ward, shall proceed by legal pro cess, to compel the removal of the said ob structions and recover damages to any per son so offending. Mr. Brown was authorized to expend a sum not exceeding $25 in building a bridge across the coulee at Aurelien LeBlanc's. Mr. Hoffpauir was authorized to have a certain road plow repaired. The following accounts were laid over: C. H. Bradley,removing rubbish,etc,....$5 oo Moss Bros. & Co., knob lok ..............75 A. L. -LeBlanc, sheriff's fees.................6 50 The following accounts were approved: W. B. Bailey, clerk's fees................$Go oo Beausejour Parkr ., 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 dlrinking an I Ibathing purpo)-i unsarpasued. Come and see the place and enjoy a splendid bath. SIDNEY MOUTON, Manager. New Store! Alex. Delalioussaye, I-las Just Opened next to I.acosic's a Genoral C-rooer37 ~sr 1V ere at all times will he founl the freshest .:n'l ones.! wra'ie(s t goods in his line. An invitation is extended to : 11 to call at his store. G®. LAOO8TE, - DEALER IN Stoves, Harness, Carriages and WACONS, Manufacturer's agent for Walking and Riing Cultivators, Ithe Harrow Leaver Drag Harow, Stalk Cutter, Corn and Cotton I'nteros, Sulky 'l ;Ws, Turning Plows, slay Rakes, Road Carts. Corner of Jefferson and Vermillion Streets, LAPAYlTTE, LA. Land Attorney, Surveyor, and Real Estate Agent. ALSO REPRERENT ING THE MANHATTAN 20 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 TIHE 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 THIS PLACE IS OWNED BY V TWM CLEGG. 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 A. Cheffer, lumeber...............r±?......... 14 gr C. C. Brown, nails............................5 S75 Ford Hoiffpanir, nals............................ 3 25 *prd 1Ioffpanir, road overseer.......... 30 00 . Billpud, Ipeding prisoners.............. o 65 Antoine Guidry, jury commissioner.... 5 oP. J -" sea rc being no further business the 5Po EJury adjourned. W. B. TORIANW,Praes. K. C. Gaacie, Secretary. FOR SAL. Valuable Town Lots. s .Lots Nos. 54, 595 and as8, situated in the Mills adniitio ineasuring tooxx4 feet; also improved property on Main str4 op positc J. E. Martin's place. Terms reason able. For further particulars apply to Tur: GAZE-TTE. BOSTON. Standard ants Reglsterd. Boston was sired by lBaden-Baden, he by Equity. Baden-Baden the sire of B"rston is a Kentucky derby winner. Boston will stand the preseut season at L Te'rche farm of Dr. HI. P, Guilbeau & Suon, at Breaux Bridge, at $15 Cash for the season, with return privi lege. For Sale A lot. nrnimpo'od. in the tows of Lafayette. next to Wn. Clceg'e resinle...e, is nfiered for sale at a moderate price. For Iurther information apply at The Gazette office, or to C. H. BiRADLyv. Lafayette. Ln. S. Georgiades, Manufacturer of high grade can dies, of every kind, and makes a a specialty of the #a "BOSS CHEWING CANDY" and especially the "BOSS CHOCO LATE CHEWING CANDY." Grand Qpei ing Sunday OF MY ICE CREAM PARLOR where choice Ice Cream, delicious Leonades, etc., will always be Orders for parties, weddings, etc., filled at short notice. He also handles tobacco, cigars, cigarettes, etc., and his establishment is on Main street. *i DR. T..B. Hopkins Having riturned to Lafayette, of fers his professional servicesto " the citizens of this place, aMl lthe sur oun g cotuntry. 4 Ome.,at former residence,and at night and a$ night ateKennedjy's d1 1rsiden'ce. C. DEBAILLON, Lawyer. Ify 1 prati-ce in Lafayett*e,1. Mary avid V!:rmi.ioas par shcs, and the Suprenm and Federal Courts at Opeluozas and New Orleans. - LArAYfTT5. LA. LIVERYY, FE D LEStable. AN'D SALE E. CONSTANTIN, Lafayette, La. Paroprietor. CITY BAKERY, LEONE SUIORY, LAFAYETTE, LA. Proprietor. NUMA BROUSSARD, CABINET MAKER AND FURNITURE REPAIRING OF AL.L KINDS. Turnaing of Banisters, Scroll Banisters, Fancy and Plain Mantels, Fancy Glass Doors of all kinds, Brackets, etc., etc. ! Lafayti'te, La. LAFAYETTE BLACKSMITH, WHEELWRIGHT AND SUPPLY SHOP. Near IBanik Building. PEDfIT. MOUTOX, - - - Proprietor. Lowest prices, consistent with work done. All work promptly attendled to. Satisfaction guaranteed. ALBERT de la HOUSSAYE, .IAKER & CONFECTIONER Vermillicn street, Lafayette, La. H. 0. Salles, DENTIST. Office on Buchlanan street. LAFA YE TTE, - - - LA. F. R. TOLSON4, M. D. J'A.iC7YCING 7'NYSICAI.V, O'fie at Rreldrncer : : I. AVYCTTI. IA. DR. N. W. SWORDS. Dentist, f)tfie nert to Itank buding,. Satis.actam guaran. E5. G. VOORPHIES, : TTOR .'E1 A '1- IV ANO NO' T 'AY PiUBLIC. L.ASClTTt. L. R. W. ELLIOTT, .AIT7'R.AE'] AT /. It' and N'7OTARY Pt 71I/C. O. C. & J. MOUTON, A TTOR.'E.VS .T LA IV. 1.t!'?YVi T717.i. RAILROAD BRSER SnOP, LinwJn ";%%, near defai. JOHN 1.1 Ni)URtIR T'FF, Proprietor. Ladies' und t Iidren', Hni-cutting at Domicile E. Priollaud, Watc aaker - and Jewelerer. and deacer in RPch Jewelry, Watches, Dia monds, etc. CirOUs nuildluom. COurIouoase dquare. Lafayette, La. Cash tenls the story. Come and see Mouton Bros., D·ALBRS IN GENERAL Merchandis e Lowest prices consistent with quality of qoods. H. L. Monnier, Dealer In Ceneral Merchandise 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 pcrfection of distillation from grain.