s.. no.m c Secoand
SZTEMBER 16, "893.
---ms o -l. . Gin'e S deans to call
adsisist s. of ei ates.
.ad Go fod.a& Ia
S airaeble Prof male,
1 ofae paper. aa Ia
Cheese, garlic, eg Ad honey,
w as a popular dish in Sparta.
T he W ashington Start uggests
Yperhaps the best theding that
-A Pennsylvania confectioner made
Te cream from hail during a recent
SThere are associations in Great
wish Good work,
t whicbl Pricagaines
Cheest, matrimony andeggsd honey
Firelies give so muclar dish ight in
oThe Washington Star suggests
- that perhaps the best thing that
he tcan it out of youo for herself- is to get off
The map n
mA Pennsylvania confectioner made
4 i:ce cream from hail during a recent
"storm. It was a freezing success.
Thee t okens were always in Greavedt
V BrWitah which insu;e against e tope
meat, matrimony and twins.
Fireflies give so much light in
The farmers of South America as to
desirous of mmine a room.
. lheir mosquitoney cris one fellow that
stands no nonsense when he presents
e aissbill. You'vegot tory settle, for
i he takes it out of your hide.
The i ndians of the Ohio valley
mThde coins of anthracite coal.
These tokens nere always engravedht the
st way igures to pposd to indicate
n New Orleans the vapast week lueook
Twe afnty-er hisve yersoliticao eleetricit
ies it out tniechanical power was unknown.
Now it is claimed the leoo,ooo,oogislatu, are
invested in various kinds of electrical
. .The farmers of Lafayette are
-desirous of making the sugar cane,
their money crat Guthrieop, and this they
.wilurs do with a vim as soon as they
fre assured of a factory to work it
Horace Greely gave it as his
e opinion that the best way to resume
specie payment was to resume.
7 The Gazette paraphrases this to say
that when one wants to fight the
best way is to pitch in and fight.
Congressman Blanchard has been
in New Orleans the past week look
ch which savefter his politicalfences. He
gives it out that he considers his
chances before the legislature for
Isenatorial honors to be first rate.
i S Slosseton sh3375 of twice at A Prevised
siton, at Guthat road overseers arema, on
tTursd accept such appointmentsruck a
i inHintons pockerinting osavce in
i wAs burnt outa last Sundayon
Slording the revolver with
Dthe shootring was done forwas the -
as of h Ti iea y. Thb e
e assumptio that the pooition
is mto bo e a ped that ice
..not .e forcedpon a ma.n
-:bsection S33l of the revised
to atspecitl in
aq =ritait striking, riehitecturally
ng buildings IN the tooa .of
afayettq is the Conpent. B.,-des
the main structure, tels ama*averal
outbuildings, including a large class
room devoted to the exclusive use
of a boys school, and, also, a fine
chapel where, religious services are
held every Friday morning. Con
tractor Fred Mouton has just com
pleted the erection of an extension
rendered necessary by want of addi
tional room, which will be used prin
cipally as a class room for girls in
the first and second grades. Here
tofore the commencement exercises
were witnessed by only a limited,
number of people because there was
no available room to accommodate
them, but now this new hall will
give ample room, and hereafter the
class exhibitions will be opened to
All the buildings have been erect
ed with the single view to compass
the best results. This is noticeable
in the main building where spacious
galleries afford the girls ample play
room during rainy weather. The
class rooms are large and airy, furn
(shed with automatic desks and
other accessories necessary to a
thorough course of instruction.
The buildings are nearly sur
rounded by huge and magnificent
oaks casting a perennial shade over
the neat and attractive playground.
This well kept lawn. forms a fine
recreative spot which is fully ap
preciated by the children, and it is
indeed a pleasure to the passer-by.
during recess hour, to hear the
peals of merry laughter, and so
hearty and happy it rings out, that
it becomes contagious, clearly indi
cating the existence of the most
cordial relations between teachers
For the pleasure of the boarders,
during evening recreation hours,
there is a large play room in which
are several pianos, where the time
can be most profitably and enjoya
bly spent until the retiring hour.
The course of study is broad and
liberal and the constant aim is to
employ the means best adapted to
enable a steady advancement in all
departments. The faculty em
braces eight sisters of the order of
Mt. Carmel, with Mother Patrick as
superioress. The present atten
dance is about 3o boys, and too
girls of which the latter num
ber 32 are boarders, the boarders
being mostly from the adjoining
parishes, and a few from New Or
A writer in Current -'opics, who
visited the place not long since, ex
presses the subjoined impression:
The convent, a fine educational institu
tion is as picturesque as it is deserving of
note. It covers with its several hbildings
and wide lawns and gardens a large area of
ground.and is presided over by Mother St.
Patrick and the sweet sisters and uuns who
hold such a loving place in the hearts of all
In a hasty newspaper article it is
possible to mention only a few of
the main features of an institution
of this kind, therefore necessarily
very incomplete. However this we
wish to impress upon the mind of
the reader : This splendid education
al institution is located in a most
healthful locality, and the rates of
tuition and board are decidedly low.
The people of Lafayette are, and
have every reason to be, proud of
this noble institution.
WIfA T IS CLAIMED.
The New York World has been
publishing a poll of the South upon
the question of repealing the pur
chasing clause of the Sherman law.
In Lousiana, the report says,
"about forty towns have been
reached, atnd a very strong free sil
ver sentiment was disclosed, yet
only five towns are reported as be
ing opposed to repeal, while twenty
one are for conditional repeal."
The World's report from New
Orleams is as follows: "The senti
ment in the State of Lousiana as to
repeal of the S~ermaaact is divided.
The feeling was pretty accurately
demonstrated by the vote of the
Louisiana Congressional delegation
when the House took action on the
Wilson bill. Then the representa
tives of the cotton and grain sections
of the State and that territory lying
north of Red river and including
the Florida parishes voted against
the unconditional repeal of the bill
and are in favor of free coinage.
The people of the city of New Or
leans, as nearly as can be ascer
tained, are equally divided."
We are inclined to think the re
port sent out from New Orleans re
presents about the true feeling in
regard to this question.
t'Hi8 MFEDICAL CONGRESS.
If any kind of Congress is use
ful5 it. is the kind of. one now in ses
Ien as -the Nationmsl CaIpta n
PaunAmerica- Medical Contgress
It is: unfortunate for-all but thM
selvsi , tatphySiciansfe a necessity,
but;jo long as ste v odd needs these,
thliworld shotld prize them as they
deserve to- be prized. No profes
sion embraces harder-worked and'
more faithful members than that of
medicine, and if any class of- men
ought to -receive their dues, both
pecuniary and moral, it is thft class.
We hope -the Pan-American medi
cine men will have a series of most
profitable and satisfactory sessions,
and- that they will return to their
homes more devoted than ever to
their honorable calling.
Now we are assured with some
ostentation of authority that the
long dritwn out pother over Hawaii
is finally to be wound up by a spe
cial message from the president
recommending the establishment of
an American protectorate. This
seems to be a rational conclusion
in view of the condition of Hawaii
and the practical importance of the
dominance of American con
trol. It may be the initial step to
ward actual annexation, and to all
intents and purposes Hawaii will
hereafter be a province of the United
States. This decision is a virtual
endorsement of the action of the
American minister in placing Ha
waii under the protection of the
American flag, and the mission of
Minister Blount ends in the ratifi
cation of the procedure of Minister
Stevens, which the administration
disclaimed at the outset.
TAXATION FOR SCHOOL
The Lake Charles Echo joins the
other papers that have spoken out
for an amendment to the Constitu
tion which will allow a ward or dis
trict of a parish to levy taxes for
school-- purposes? It says on this
The committee on revision of the
Constitution has a duty to perform,
and it is in order for everyone in
terested in the State's welfare to
offer suggestions, and ours is to
allow the taxpayers. of the several
wards or school districts throughout
the parishes to vote upon them
selves a school tax in proportion to
their needs the money to be ex
pended in the wards where it is
raised. This is fair and works no
hardship on anyone. If ward one
cares nothing for the education of
its children it refuses the tax; and
ward two, more alive to the duties
imposed upon it, can have the pri
vilhge of exercising its right to assist
the meagre sum wrung from the
State treasury by another coutribu
tion from its own pockets. Limit
this right to vote on the question to
the property helders of the ward; as
the man who owns nothing should
not have the right to levy upon his
neighbors' means. This or some
similar plan should be promulgated,
that our public school system may
attain something of tangibility and
be no longer a farce.
The proposition ought to be
adopted, as no possible objection
can be urged to it. We allow the
levy of taxes for levees, the cons
truction of public buildings, roads
and various other purposes, and it
should undoubtedly be granted
for the schools as well. Such a
privilege, as a matter of fact, is
granted to the parishes, and the
proposition is simply to extend it to
the wards, so that the latter can
raise money in addition to that given
by the State should they desire to
do so. If the people of a portion
of a parish want good schools the
fact that those of other portions do
not should not stand in their way.
The taxpayers will be sufficiently
protected by the amendment, and
can and will raise no objection to it,
as it is one wholly in the interest of
education. The Times-Democrat
has already approved the proposi
tion, which is one demanded by the
more progressive parishes *of the
State, and it should be adopted.
It may appear a small affair, but
anything that will help the cause of
education in Louisiana and stir up
an interest in it is a matter of the
greatest importance to the whole
The New York Times, in a re.
ceat article on Louisiana sugar
planting, has the following to say:
There is a big colony of Chicago million
aires who always spend a part of the winter
over on the Teche.
These Chicagoans, to amuse themselves,
thought they would try a little sugar plant
ing. That they have succeeded goes with
out saying. McLaury, one of them, who
owns the Belleview plantation of 7500oo acres,
has made in two years 5,ooo,ooo pounds of
white sugar. He received from the govern
ment in bounty, for two yearsalone,$Soo,ooo,
or more than he paid originally for the
property. Daniel Thompson, another Chi
cago man, who owns a plantation he has
christened Calumet, made last year 4,287,
ooo pounds of sugar. His crop and bounty
yielded him a little over 30o,ooo. So his
amusement has paid.
About fifteen years ago, or may be a
little longer two youeng men from Ohio
came down to Louisiana to look at the
country. They were farmers at home, but
farming in Ohio was not a paying business
then, and it did not promise any better.
heyt went overf the ayes Tiee , and=
were clearsatea n h theooetry. So pleased
wdat teporh. lese jougdhio fsees,
05 naf* ate Foosa:.nd Burnett, Ave
aight on to the sugar planter's methods
maost successfully. They produced two
years ago 3,048,960 pounds, and last year
4,y5oooo pounds. The crop of last year,
without the bomety, sold for sasoioo. The
htouesty was 9gem maser. The cost of man
ing the crop, everythingi achlud. was $S4,
coo. How I would they have been In
making this amsout at farming in Ohio ?
IMPOR TANT /UR YSER VICE.
New Orleans Piceayme.
The importance to public order and the
welfare of the whole country'of jury service
by the best classes of citizens cannot be ex
aggerated. It is the jury at last that is the
conservator of the public peace and the ex
ecutor of 'gc laws. Whom the jury acquits
of a criminal" charge is absolutely released
from all responsibility in the case, whether
he he innocent or guilty, and if the juries,
disregarding the facts and the law, shall
persist in setting criminals free, then the
country is in a bad way.
Thus it will be seen that there is scarcely
any public duty so vitally important as that
of the jury service, and it is a good sign
when the people everywhere are waking up
to the fact. .The Grand Jury of Baltimore
has just made a deliverance on the subject,
which is worthy of attention. Itis heregiven:
*It should not be regarded as a burden,
but as a pleasure to all citizens, to be called
upon to assume their portion of the respon
sibilities and to perform the duties incident
to their citizenship. None of these duties
is more important than the duty of jurors
necessary in the various courts of our- city.
To those tribunals come all questions aris
ing from the conflicts of interests and the
violators of all laws- made fur the protection
of our health, life and property and the pro
gress and prosperity of our city. If it is in
the interest of our citizens (and no one will
deny it) that the equity in all questions
arising from the conflicts of interests should
be passed upon by as intelligent and expe
rienced a class of our citizens as possible,
it is much more important to the interests
and good name of our city that the services
of this class of citizens should be had in
meting out justice to the offenders and as
sisting the constituted authorities in sup
pressing vice and maintaining law and order.
With such services, aided by a watchful,
fearless, but just press, if we do not attain
to that righteousness that exalteth a nation,
we at least will be able to keep in subjection
some of the sins that are are a reproach to
To the Editor of the Lafayette Gazetto:
The undersigned has, some time since,
called the attention of both the Police Jury
and City Council to a certain volume of wa
ter coming from under the Louisiana West
ern Railroad tract that inundates the Scott
road from my place to the coulee on Mr. A.
Greig's place,a distance of about six arpents,
fronm to to t5 inches deep. Said volume of
water, which runs at every bag rain, comes
from the north side of the Louisiana West
ern Railroad, a radius of four miles through
the part of the public road known as the
Opelousas road, of which a piece has been
lately worked, the ditches deepened undler
the tract to the level of said road, bringing
the water into the corporation limits, which
is high prairie land, then its course conti
nues to the Scott road in the corporation
ditches. I have called several times the
attention of both City Council and Police in
vain to remedy the above since two years
and as yet no step has ever been taken to
relieve the above mentioned annoying case
and if left much longer the writer at hand,
very soon it will be impossible to travel said
road (Scott road). I would suggest that a
committee of three be sent to ascertain prop
er means to convey said water through its
natural course and not artificially as is the
case since several years.
J. C. CouVILLON.
P. S.-Should a list of petitioners he
needed I can procure from 75 to too names
at a moment's notice.
SARRAZIN TRAHAN VS. JEAN TRA
17th judicial District Court-Parish of
In this case by reason of the law and the
evidence being in favor of the plaintiff
and against the defendant, it is therefore,
ordered, adjudged and decreed that the said
Jean Tiahan be and he is hereby interdicted,_
and'declared incapable of caring for his and
managing his estate. It is further or
dered that J. Omer Broussard be and he is
appointedt superintendent to the interdict
-It is further ordered that the defendant
pay all costs.
Thus done, read and signed in open court
at Lafayette, La., La., this 36th day of
August, A. D. 1893.
(Signed) A. C. ALI.EN,
Judge 17th Judicial District Court.
Filed August 26 1893.
(Signed) W. B. BAILEY,
Clerk of Court.
I hereby certify that the above is a true
and correct copy of the original on file and
of record in my office.
Witness my hand officially and my seal of
office at Lafayette, La., this 27th day of
August, A. D. 1893. WV. B. BAILEY,
Clerk of Court.
The firm of L. Levy & Sons was dissolved
by mutual consent on July s, ri8g, Mr. Ar
sand Levy retiring. The firm of L. Levy
& Son acquiring the assets and assuming the
liabilitics. L. LEvy & Sovs,
Aug.26'93. S. LEVY.
Photography is a wronertul art. Inerd.
bleo as It may seem itts now possible by the
aid of tihe camera to show tho vementa
of a bird In its Utght, a horse at its swiftet
~iee.~ o~r a bullet 85 ft
e t un. Veryrlit
more thatpo most mart
ons has been accompl!:h.=
t in photo rapy. The
M n puhirsiltsss-s ofa the renowne
trott, blch.) havo rOcentl
been experimentlng in th.
direction or rapid sad ac
tographa anti now an
. nounce that they awe pr
pared to make * rttstl
copies ate lt ow iPce.
They will send twelve Voplump t a h~to.
value $1.0 attdThe Weekly Free Press one
rfartor e.o. It Is necesseary to snd ,.
-ebtlnet or tord photonraph wlth orut*.
--ur roadersl ld better send for a sample
aopy ot The Freo Press and learn thee
l I housanbs r r, tIb ins: nlvnntaae .
REIS F _BUSMIE$.
COLUMBIA RJCIE MILL
We, -the undersigned, are now
ready w' Lenlarged and improved
facilitie] r' the milling of rice 'to
the requirements of market.
We mill only on toll.
We do not buy rough rice.
We advance fair value on all ship
Our motto.: "Good .service,
piompt returns." R
New York is the best of markets,
no glut and one step nearer the con
Correspondence and consign
DAN TALMAGE'S SONS,
july '5 r x5 Wail Street,
Dr. E. J. Chachere,
Office next to bank building, LAFAYErlrE, LA
MT. CARMEL CONVENT,
The system of Education includes the
French and English languages, Music and
all kinds of needle-work. Every attention
will be given to the health and comfort of
those placed under the care of the Sisters.
For terms apply to the Superior. 1-4z
On the Banks of Beautiful Bayou Vermilion.
EXCELLENT Spring Water,
COMMODIOUS Bath Houses,
I.:ange l)ancing Platform. Beautiful Grounds and Plenty of Shade. Elegant Spot for Pic
nics, Parties, Et:. W\Vater for drinking and bathing purlraes unsurlmascd.
Cone and see the place and enjoy a splendid bath.
SII)NEY MOUTON, Manager.
IIt;s Just Opened next to I.acoste's a General
Whecre at all tilces will be found the freshest and finest grale:i of goodls in his line.
An invitation is extended to all to call at hi.s store.
Stoves, Harness, Carriaes
Manufacturer's agent for Walking and Riding Cultivators, Disc HIarrow Leaver Drag
Ilarow, 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.
Rayne, - - - Louisiana.
THERE IS A STORE
ON THE SOUTHWEST
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
lso a few fine Groceries are to be had and some
THIS PLACE IS OWVNED BY W M. CLEGG.
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
- FOR- SALE*
Valuable Town Lots.
r-illsavdditio riao [email protected] r ,
alansitapr ed O Trs aao
e For further par ua H AZ ETTe.
standard and *.uIatsrd.
Boston was sired by laden-Boneon,b-e b.
Eauity. Baden-Baden the sire of Boston is
a entucky derby winner. Boston will stand
the presen Kason at Le Teche farm of Dr.
H. P, Guilbelu & Son, at Breaux Bridge, at
$s5 Cash for the season, with return privi
A lt. ,nnimproved. in the town of L fayette. next
to Win. Cleg's residence, is offered for sale at a
moderate price. For further inforsatien apply at
The auzette office, or to C. Ia. isAtDLv.a
DR. N. W. SWORDS,
Olice net to Bank building. Satisfaction guarsan
LIVERY AND FEED
Lincoln Ave., Two Blocks from Depft
LAFA YETTE, : : : ; LA
First class rigs at reasonable prices. Care
ful drivers furnishdd when required. junt7
Journal of Education,
Is published weekly at s..d a year. or cs..$ for 6
months. 3Many of the ablest educators in the coun
try are regular contributors to its columns. It has a
large aount of every da'y. practical matter for
teachers of all grades. Its dep'rlmeota cover every
branch of edtcationl work,
A four page supplement to tile JoR.AA. is pub
liohe"t monthly. containing the ew '..rk State Uuti
forn, Examination Questions and Answers.
.l l For ag cents. stamps taken, we
TRIAL TRIPtwill send the Jortaot. tor two
months postpaid. Sample copy freee.
std of e Peace.
Careful and pronmpt attetion givem the
collection a'bils, accu ts, s s or drafts.
Sale aid purchase of lands atteded to. 1-19
DR. T. B. Hopkin
Having returned to Lafayette, of
fers his professional services to the
citizens of this place and the sur
Office at former residence, and at
night and at Kennedy's old resi
Wil pract-re in Lafayest., St.
Mary and Vermi.lion par.sA.s, and
the Supresn- and Federal Courls at
Opelousas and New Orleans.
eND SIL Stable.
Lafayette, La. Paroprielor.
B2KYY, LEOBGE U-IRY,
LAFAYETTE, LA. Proprietor.
CABINET MAKER AND
OF ALL KINDS.
Turning of Banisters, Scroll Banisters,
Fancy and Plain Mantels, Fancy Glass
Doors of all kinds, Brackets, etc., etc.
WIIEELWRIGHT AND SUPPLY SHOP.
Near Bank Building.
PRED. MOUTON, - - Plroprlctor.
Lowest prices, consistent. with work done.
All work promptly attended to. S.&tisfaetion
ALBEIT de In HOUSSAYE,.
BAKER & CONFECTIONER
Vernmillion. sreet. Lafayette, La.
H. C. Salles,
Officc on Bucl.anan street.
LAF,4 YE!T ', - - - !LA.
E. 6. VOORilIIES,
STOARXE I' AT .7" .I II
A.N NOTAR Y PUB I. IC.
LArAtETTi . LA.
R. W. ELLIOTT,
.I 7'7ORNE .I a7 L. ISV nd .AO7-AiRY
O. C.-- J. MOUTON,
A TTORN'E YS .4 7" L. I'.
RAILROA BARBER SnOr,
Li.o/u a.ve., uear depot.
JOHN VANDERGRIEF, Proprietor.
Ladles' sad Childre's Ilatrcuttllg at Dmidcil
and dealer Ia
Rich Jewelry, Watches, Dia
Clelg a BIlding. Courthaumie Square.
Cash tells the story.
Come and see
Lowest prices consistent
with quality of goods.
H. L. Monnier,
Fresh Groceries always on hand.
"01l Taylor" Whiskey.
A M. MARTIN,
-AGENT FOR LAFAYETTE.
The "Old Taylor" is the best
Whiskey that experience, skill anad
expenditure can produce. It is the
perfection of distillation from parei
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