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b EVERY SATURDAY
., F'1 MOUTON. - - P-eRI1iTOR.
J-OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THIS PARISH.
- fLntered at the Lafayette La. Post-Oice as Second
SATVRDAY, SEPT. 54, 5895.
All politicl matter of a personal nature, will be
ebred to cents a line far one insertion in this pa
per; resolutions of respect, etc.. 5 Cents a line: an
aouaccments of paid entertainments. balls., etc..
cents a line; obituaries of ten lines or less, tree. and
of more than ten lines, S cents a line.
If The Advertiser is correct, our
friends of the opposition may be
dubbed the "cremators."
The esteemed editor of our hy.
phenated comtemporary compares
himself to a buzz-saw. Bad man,
Goolsby, bad man.
The Democrat-Journal, of Mans
field, is in favor of prohibition.
SWe thought Bro. Mac was Irish.
State Senator G. WV. Montgomery
is mentioned among the candidates
for governor. The Senator is re
puted to be an intelligent and hon
orable gentleman, but his chances
to reach the gubernational chair are
rather slim at the present time.
WVe learn that Wm. B. Eastin is a
eandidate for clerk of court of St.
Martin parish. Should the voters
of that parish elect Mr. Eastin they
will have one of the most compe
tent officials in the State. He is
not only thoroughly qualfied to
fill the office to which he aspires,
but is a Democrat of the "'Old
At a recent rural prayer meeting
the minister said. "'Will brother
Smith lead in prayer? Seven men
arose and began praying at once. -
This embarrassed the preacher, and
he said hurriedly: "I meant
Brother John Smith !" At this an
nouncement one sat down and five
more got up and began praying.
The preacher saw his mistake, said
nothing and let the eleven pray it
out among themselves.
Judge I-I. D. Smith, the champ
ion t"crop reporter," who knows
less about politics than any other
man residing in the parish of St.
Mary (so he says), was in the city
This morning and was around to
call on Governor Foster at Hotel
Royal. It is presumed that the
judge and the governor had a long
confab over "crop prospects."
Our highly esteemed friend, Van
der Cruyssen, of The Advertiser,
turned himself loose in last Satur
day's issue and told how it is pro
prosed to reduce the present State
and pal ish administrations and all
their supporters "to dust." When
the time comes for the general cre
mation we sincerely hope our usual
:ly humane neighbor will spare us,
if simply through a fraternal senti
The sympathy of fair-minded
people go to Mr. Stansbury in his
presc;.t difficulty with Mr. O'Malley
of The Iten.. No man with a
particle of manhood would submit
to being abused and caricatured as
Mr. Stansbury has been by The
item. Not satisfied with charging
l.im with all the crimes in the cal
endar The Item has called attention
to his unfortunate physical deftrm
ity. The Gazette has admired the
course of The Item in its fight
against the boodlers, but no decent
man or respectable journal will for
a moment sanction this reckless
abuse of a man and wicked defama
tion of his character.
The following from the Baton
Rouge Advocate is so uncontrovert
ibly true that we reproduce it. An
old broken down politician or some
one with an ax to grind generall)
rushes into print under a non de
plume, because his name signed to
an article would divest it of all force
'1 he season has now arrived when
the old broken dovn political hacks
are filling the newspapers great and
small with their effusions over some
such signature as Democrat, Tax
payer,. V'oter, Progress, lustice, and
so on . a /n/initum ad nauscum.n.
W'her, a man's office hunting pro
t-livities becomec so well known that
the people discredit everything lhe
says, and his signature to a news
paper article no longer interests the
public sufficiently to induce them to
lead it, it is then that he seeks
retugve bciilnd all sorts of catchy ti
tles to force hi-mself upon the pub
lic attention. In purely literary
contributions the non de /lume finds
:its justification on the score o1
.' Ilnotlesty, but its employment in po
]itical controversies in this age of
Sbthe world and in free America is an
aitrocious anachronism that should
t be' counitenanced by progressive
-.mpers. It is nothing short of
p|li~ical bushwhacking and no self
respectinfg newspaper should allowv
its columns to be made the medium
through which to disseminate the
billingsgate that constitutes the
usual stock-in-trade of tlis brood of
BACK TO THfE FARMS.
A movement of population from
the cities back into the country is
noted in Minnesota. The Minne
apolis Tribune regards this reces
sion in urban growth as an en
couraging sign, and so it probably
is. We shall be much surprised if
our own Massachusetts census does
not exhibit a similar population
movement in progress here. All
over the country the drift to the
cities has been too general and ex
tensive for a decade and a half past
to meet the demands of a natural
and healthful adjustment between
populations engaged in agriculture
and populations engaged in manu
facturing, transportation, and pro
fessional and personal services.
The latter avenues of employment
have been terribly overcrowded and
the coming on of hard times has
compelled something of a halt in
this remarkable march of the popu
lation to the cities.
Fifty years ago economists esti
mated that about one-half of the
working population of a country
which was self-sufficient in all lines
of industry would be needed on the
farms to establis a healthy indus
t ial equilibrium. Since then there
has been such improvement in ma
chinery for farm work and its appli
cation in America to such advan
tage on broad areas of rich virgin
soil as to materially modify this es
timate for the United States in par
ticular. That is to say, the same
number of men engaged on the soil
can to-day produce a much larger
quantity of food and raw material
for manufacturing than they could
50 years ago. But since America
is prodncing a vastly larger quan
tity of food and raw material than
it uses-is doing agricultrial work
for a considerable body of manu
facturing located outside the coun
try-we should say that, notwith
standing the improvements in farm
machinery, an estimate of 50 per
cent for t'he population which sh old
be at work on the fa ms in the
United States tinder natural and
healthful industrial conditions was
none too high. And yet the census
of x89o shows, in a bulletin lately
published, that hardly 40 per cent.
of the working population was at
that time engaged on the farms.
Police Jury Proceedings.
LAFAYETTE, LA.. Sept. 7, 1895.
The Police Jury met this day in regular
session with the following members present:
K. C. Landry, A. D. Landry, J. G. St.
Julien, C. C" Brown, Alf. A. D)elhoince,
Alfred itebert and 11. M. Durke. Absent:
Jos. W. BIroussard.
The minutes of the previous nleeting were
read and approved.
Mr. A. 1). Landry reported that in con
junction with the roadoverseer of his ward,
he had investigated the proposed change of
public road near the property of Chas. Icr
nandez andi recommnended the purchase of a
certain strip of land across the property of
said Chas. Hernandez in consideration of
the sum of $25. By molion the report was
approved and the amount required for said
purchase appropriated therefor.
Acts of sale from L)Dame Eugenie Soignes
and Adam Sonnier, for certain strips of land
pur :hased by lion. C. C. Brown in the
name of the parish for the purpose of drain
age in the 6th ward, were read and ordered
recorded. The said purchases being neces
sary by rcason of cutting a canal where no
natural drain existed.
Mr. Webl, roadoverseer for the 3d ward,
appeared and asked for instruction in cases
where able bodied men produced physician's
certificates of inability to perform road duty.
Mr. 5Vebb was directed to require a new
clrtificate for each cull mtcde.
Further time was granted for the presen
tation of the petitions asking for an ilection
on the prohibition of thc ihlur traliic.
The sumts of SI2.50 each was graltllel unto
Lucien Corinier anl W'm. I u):is il ligneats.
Mr. A. D. L.andry was authorized to pur
chase adlditional bridge lumber.
The jury of frceholders appointed to, trace
and lay off a public road in the 6th ward,
made the followsing report which was ac
cepted, the road declared a public highway,
andti the sum of $3 approprinted for dams
State of Louisiana, parish of Lafayette.
\Ve John Johnson, Alphonse Roger, Am
toine lernandez. Alcidle Mtnuton, Omer
i)ugas and John Roger do sliemnly swear
that I will lay out the road non directed to
bie laidl out biy the Police Jury of the parish
of L.afayette, to the greatest ease and ad
vantage of the inhabitants, and with as little
prejudice to enclosures as may be-without
favor or affection malice or hatred, and to
the best of my skill and abilities. So help
me (;od. And furthermore, that I will
truly assess all damnages to proprietors
caused by said ro.hl, to my best judgmnent
and abiiity. Joihn Johnson. Alphonse
Roger, Aitoi:le Ilernandez, Alcide 2lottton.,
Omer I)ega.,s, Johln Roger. Subscribed and
sworn to before me this g29th day of August
r895. Octave P. Guilbeau, Notary Public.
Rct¢hCr. i T.
e thie undersignedt jury of frechollers of
the parish of Lafayette duly aplpinted by
the l',,iice Jury of said parish, to trace and
lay out a piutblic road leading from J,,hi
Roger to public road leading from;n Carencro
to Lafa)cettc, through the lands of the fol
lowing proprietors tn-wit: i)ortneville
Iroussardl, ictor PI'rejean. Johln Roger.
WVi!ow lucien Corianier, Johin Roger,
Aurelien Crcul, ur. Zenotr. Arc-iaux, Iclh.
Beinoit. C. C-. Lro;vn, Joh, Jshnsoln, ilypm
lite Ilehert. Alcee Preieann, Andre 13rons
sard, Mrs. Jules Firoussard to the anlove pub
lic road fronm Carenero to Lafayette havling
been nortified of our appointment and of the
time and place of meeting by thie persoln
first namned in said order of appointment and
having severally taken and sulbscr led the
foregoing oath and laving givenc notice to
each and every one of the aforesaid pro
prietors in writing at least thre:e dlays pre
of the intended laying out of said road
through the lands of said proprietors, which
notices were duly served r,n said proprietors
did meet on the 3d day of September 1895,
at Hvpolite Hebert's residence in the parish
of Lafayette, the place designated in said,
Snotices and did then and there in the pres
ence of the following named of said propri
etors to-wit: Felix Benoit, Hypolite He
hIrt, John Johnson, John Roger, C. C.
Brown, Aurelien Credeur, Dorneville Brous
sard, Victor Prejean, Mrs. Lucien Cormier,
proceed to trace and lay out said public
road as follows: Beginning at Dorneville
Broussard, Victor Prejean and Jean Roger,
and running thence through the lands of the
parties named on the reverse side of this
document for the distance of five miles tak
ing a strip ot fifteen wide, or as much as in
actual use as a road, off of the-land of each
one along their common boundary line,
which boundary was mutually agreed upon
and shown us by said proprietors and by
them designated to us by setting stakes and
plowing furrows so as to be easily visible
and recognizable and thence through the
land of John Roger 14 arpents, Dorneville
Broussard 8( arents, Victor Pre
jean 7I arpen's, Jean Roger it arpents,
Mrs. Lucien Cormier i1 arpents, Aurelien
Credeur 33 arpents, Jean Arcenaux 9 ar
pents, Felix Benoit four arpents,
C. C. Brown 14 arpents, Ilipolite
Hebert 3 arpents, Alcee Prejean 7 arpents,
Mrs. Jules Broussard 7 arpents, Andre
Broussard 7 arpents, C. C. Brown 21 ar
pents Aurelien Credeur i arpents, John
Johnson 3 arpents, to termination of said
road which road is thirty feet wide or as
much as is now used as a road throughout
its entire length, and was so traced and
staked out as to be plainly visible through
out its entire course, and we have caused to
be made a plat of said road showing the lo
cation and course of said road and the loca
tion of the lands of the different proprietors
through which said road runs and the dis
tance and quantity of land expropriated
from each owner for said road which plat is
annexed to this our report of said toad for
reference. And we further report that the
said jury of freeholders did on our oaths
aforesaid assess the following damages to
proprietors in compensation for their land
so taken and expropriated for said road as
follows to-wit: To Aurelien Credeur $6,
Andre Broussard $i, Mrs. Jules Broussard
SI, and to the other proprietors no damages
were assessed, as in our opinion the benefit
of said road fully compensates the value the
land taken; Done at the parish of Lafa
yette this 3d day of September x895.
Signed: Alcide Mouton, John Roger, Al
phonse Roger, Omer Dugas, Antoine Her
nandez, John Johnson. Witnesses: O. P.
Guilbeau C. C. Brown.
ENDORSEMENT Or CONSENT.
I, one of the proprietors named in the
written report do hereby consent to the lo
cation and direction of the road as d -scribed
in the written report and accompanying plat,
and hereby agree to accept the amount of
the damages allowed me by said jury of
freeholders as by the written report set
forth in full compensation of all damages by
me sustained by reason of the expropriation
of my land for the use of said road. Signed
.nd dated this 3d day of September 1895.
hn JJohnson, Dorneville 3ro:ssard, Victor
Prejean, IIvpolite Hebert, John Roger, Mrs.
Lueien Carmier, Felix Bfenoit, C. C. Brown,
Aurelien Credeur, Alece Prejean, Zenon
Arceneaux, Andre Broussard, Emetilde
Comean. Witnesses: O. P. Guilbcru, Al
The following accounts were approved:
E. G. Voorhies, Notary fee.s ... .... $ 4 00
I N. Reaux, Assessor's conmission . 713 82
0. P. Guilbean, Notary fees.. ...... 7 50
D)r. A. R. Trahan, medical expert ... 40 oo
There being no further business the Police
It. C. LANDI:, President.
R. C. GrUnm:, Secretary.
From the Sugar Cane State to
the Golden Gate.
A rile of Three Thousand Five
Hundred 1Miles (3,500) made in
five days in a Pullman Tourist
Sleeper through the great States of
Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico,
Arizona and California, to Portland,
Oregon, with only one change of
cars. This is what the Traveler,
Sight-seer or Homeseeker can do.
Sights of mountain grandeur, supe
rior in vastness to any in the known
world, open upon the vision,
changing with kaleidoscopic rapidi
ty from the last beautiful bit of
scenery to new ones even imore so.
The Southern Pacific Railroad is
the artery over which the finest trains
tun over the best track of steel rails
in the South, reaching from Gulf to
Ocean. Her equipment is modern,
her road-bed magnificently ballas
red, and her motive power is un
equalled south of the Ohio river.
All these qualifications are facts.
Her employes alway courteous. A
trip from "The Land of Sugar Cane,
Rice Fields and cotton" to the Pa
cific Coast is an education in itself
never to be regretted. Write for
any information to the nearest rep
resentative of this great system of
railroads and steamship lines, and
receive in return your question
answered, reliable and to the point.
Any of our readers contemplating a
trip will Ido well to inquire of the
nearest Southe'n Pacific System's
Agents before buying elsewhere.
S. F. B. Morse, G. P. & T. A.,
New Orleans, La.
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR.
Gray Hair to
"More than a year ago, my hair
bet turning gr~ay and falling
. Though I rie many reme
dies for it. nothing I used satsae
me until I commenced to use
After using one bottle of this
preparation, my hair was restored
to its natural color, and ceased
falling out."-Mrs. H BMANw
389 E. 68th St., New York, N. .
THE NEWS ?
The undersigned is authorized to
receive subscriptions for the fol
lowing newspapers at publishers'
N. O. Bee
N. Y. World
COURRIER i ETATS UNIS
And will also receive orders, at
catalogue prices, for book sold by
the COURRIER DES ETATS
JOE E. MOUTON,
at Post-office, Lafayette, La.
A New School.
Miis M Iul Boas, of New Iberia, assisted
by Mrs. Homer Iuaily who wlill teach French,
will open a pri nary school on Sept. 2, 1895,
in the Antoniu Larro building. Stene
graphy, vocal and instrumental .mlusic will
I will pay the highest market
prices for cotton.
J. C. COUVILLON,
Three good lots for business
stands. On Lincoln avenue, op
posite Parkerson park. Apply to
MRs. NM. GARDNER.
means so much more than
you imagine-serious and
fatal diseases result from
trifling ailments neglected.
Don't play with ature's
Bf s hape aopetite
aold ¢p't work.
begsain at intak
CoIpaio r Bad Blood n t
tMalara, Nerveos lra"ents
Wen's comsplaints. he
Palt Viwe an d boo- tdree.
sakes a good, idurable as o. ood ite
Mr. JennalaTrol, gie us lessons
i all kinds of ,rass inllstrun terat s atd clari
sttts.Otrce tO to2.stmsw
THE "LONG" PLANTATION
on Bayou Vermilion, abolit 6 miles
in rear of Lafayette, La., now un
der lease to Ad. Von Kalckstein,
until December 31, 1895. Con
tains about zooo acres superior
arable land, fine residence and new
barn, also gin house with machin
ery, cabins, outhouses, etc., and
some fine wood land; well adapted
to the culture of sugar, cotton or
rice; possession January 1st, 1896.
For further particulars apply to
Judge C. DeBaillon, Lafayette, La.,
or to Messrs. W. I. Hodgson & Son,
New Orleans, La.
MRS. ALF. VOOlIEES, Prop.
BOARD BY TIE DAY, WEEK, OR
MONTH' . RATES REASONABLE.
Lafayette, - - - ]- - a.
Good Seuirce. Prompt Returns.
- RICE MILL,
The undersigned call the atten
tion of planters and factors to the
above mill which is among the
largest and best equipped of its
kind in the United States; solicit
ing for it a share of patronage.
Rice milled only on toll.
If desired will make liberal cash
advances immediately on receipt of
Shipments should be made in
strong bags and marked plainly so
as to be easily identified.
Bags returned or accounted for.
Sales guaranteed and accounts
DAN TALMAGE'S SONS.
315 WALL STREET, NEW YORK.
D. V. Gardebled
and dealer in
Drugs, Patent Medicinces,
IDruggists' Sundries, Fine Purfumery
Toilet Soaps, Cigars, ' ulacco, etc. Sta
I tionery, School Books, Paints and Oils.
Prescriptions carefully conpounded at all
houas of the day andi night. Everything o
I be found in a first class drugstl,re.
,XP-Next to Falk's Opixra house.
6EO. A. DEBLANC
Wholesale and retail.
Machine-Sawed & Split Ash
Cypress and Pine Kindling.
All Orders Promptly Attended to.
LAFAYETTE, - - - - I.OUISIA;A.
Office and Yard near R. R. Depot.
IN 30 MINUTES.
Cures Mange on Dogs.
Cures Scratches quicker than
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Cures all skin diseases.
For sale by
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Is unequalled for Eczema, Tetter, Salt
Rheum, Scald Head, Sore Nipples, Chapped
andi;, Itching Piles, Burns, Frost UBites,
Chronic Sore Eves and Granulated Eye Lids.
For sale by druggists at 25 cents per box.
TO HORSE OW~ERB.
For putting a horse in a fine healthy con
P dition try l)r. Cady's Condition Powders.
T 'hey tone up the system, aid dligestion, cure
loss of ateatite, relieve constilpation, correct
kidney disorders and destroy worms, giving
Snew life to an old or over-worked horse. 2
unts per package. For sale by druggists.
Sto 'Pure lIercd *'I-'oLst es:IN BuI..."
p Pure I:rel Jersey Bull,
Pure Bred Red Jersey Hog,
LVuaeal PrlatterLe of Retur.
A " F. .:r I ty'tt. E tS," L
I - 'ea:r Istfayctte, O,!.
Still Leads with a Complete Stock of
Clothing, Hats. Shoes. Underwear.
All in the Latest Styles.
Tennent. Stribbling & Co.'s Button Shoes for Ladies and
Misses from SI to $4 a Pair.
WATCH THIS SPACE.
L. LEVY & SON.
THERE IS A STORE
ON THE SOUTHWES r
W here Pure Drugs, Patent Medicines, Toilet Articles,
Stationary, etc., Fine Cigars, and the best of Wines
and Liquors for medicinal purposes, are sold at rea
Also a few fine Groceries are to be had and some
THIS PLACE IS OWNED BY 37.1 CJLEGG
Stoves, Harness, Carriages
Manufacturer's agent for Walking and Riding Culti; tors, Disc Harrow L.caver
Harow, Stalk Cutter. Corn and Cotton Planters, Sulky Plows,
'Turning Plows, hIay Rakes, Road Carts.
Corner of Jefferson and Veranillion Streets, LAPAYETTE. LA.
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"Things of the past are dead buried, and forgotten."
I am now in a position to more than
I can make good my assertion with the proof. My son, HENRY BEN
DEL, lives in New York. This gives me
Over Competitors to Have a
In New York
B. FALK, Lafayette, La.
At the Store of_
Mrs. John O. Mouton
\\ill be found___
Fine Hats And Bonnets,
And all the Millinery Novelties,
Dress G-oods, Shoes__