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THE LAFAYETTE GAZETTE.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH AND TOWN OF LAFYETTE. VOL. V•. LAFAYETTE, LA., SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1897. --- Ic ites In Lafayette and is Greeted " ly Hundreds of Loyal Sub jects. Eis RuIle Brings Mirth, Joy and r Cheerfulne:l and Ends S - t With an Elegant Ball---Dr. Mar-I tin is King and Miss Isaure j McDaniel Queen. 1 King Attakapas, the first mon- 4 arch before whom the headstrong people of Lafayette have bowed in humble submission and cheerfully 4 obeyed, atrived with his beautiful I queen at the gates of the city Tues- 1 day morning and knocked for ad mission. He arrived from the west on one of Col. Huntington's magnificiently equiped cars and was welcomed at the Southern Pacific 1 depoe, by a crowd of as loyal sub- I jects as ever owed allegiance to a ruler. The dazzling pomp and oriental splendor displayed in I honor of the august personages somewhat bewildered our people who knew but little about kings and thrones. When the train stopped the king and queen appeared on the platform. of the car. They were immediately escorted to the regal equipage where they took seats beneath the splendid canopy which covered the royal float. The attendants who were attired in gorgeous suits, oc cupied their accustomed places. Hun. Chas. D. Caffery, mayor of Lafayette, stepped in front of the chariot and delivered the following appropriate address. He spoke in a loud and district voice and was heard by every one in the immense throng. Mayor Caffery said: ollst August and fost G'rac-ious XKiha and Queen: "The very great pleasure and the exalted privilege of greeting your majesties, falls to me, and such is your magniticent fame, throughout the land, that at the outset I am driven to exclaim, Oh, King and Queen ! live forever. _ "Happy indeed are we, to be thus favored, and for these, your loyal subjects, I give you cordiali welcome. With unfeigned joy and tinbounded gratitude, they behold your majesties in person, and di tect me to avow their unswerving loyalty and devotion. "But, Oh King! I tender you more than wel come. I congratulate you more es pecially upon the true patriotism of your subjects in this department of your Kingdom. I congratulate you and them upon this unmistakable manifestation of entesprise, energy and public spirit which we have here to-day. By this demonstration they proclaim their determination that neither the subjects of the Roi de Cypre, nor those of any other potentate, shall surpass them in those attributes which characterize a great and glorious nation. "It is my province, moreover, to acknowleage, on behalf of these, your subjects, your most benign and excellent rule over them. In deed, there runs a saying through out the land, that, "uneasy lies the head that wears a crown", but, that saying, applicable no doubt to the ruler of the Turkish empire or the Czar of all the Russias, has not and haever will have any application to your majesty's great and glorious reign. ,"For this I welcome you again in the name of all your subjects; of those of Carencro, Royville, Brous= sard, Scott, Duson, all! And in coficlusion I tender to you the keys of Lafayette. Take them, your majesty; ay, take not only the keys, but take the town. Do as you thoose with it; paitat it, paint " any color you please, and we wilt' still cry, lotg live the King, the great ialdd only King of the Attakapas."' Befe. e concluding his address . .-iny<: ,:aifeiy tendered the King tht' key' of the city of Lafayette. At, the c,:clusion of this ceremony .i 'j Wx.W er Mouton's far-famed l40 b.:i discoursed some suit 4' 4 i.tl. iq c, after which the King bII;' iaagnmficent pageant pro cecded through the streets of the loc city which were literally packed at with people who had come from this and adjoining parishes to parti- re! cipate in the festivities. Never on were the avenues, streets and alleys co of the city so crowded with visitors. Throngs of men, women and chil- tai dren blockaded the passage and it lac c( r.quired the hardest kind of work cr4 by Marshals McFaddin and Himel M4 to clear the streets to enable the Mý r- royal pageant to proceed on its ge journey of mirth and pleasure. The Di parade was through the principal H, streets It was in the following ler 1- order: Br g FRIS FLOAT. in The royal chariot, generally con- les ly ceeded to the finest float in the co ul parade, was about twenty five feet of s- hight. It was beautifully mounted I- and was certainly the result of art- ma ie istic design and splendid execution. go 's SECOND FLOAT. Is This float was exceedingly pretty. Cc ic It was a perfect bouquet of the ar 3- rarest flowers in the midst of which th a were grouped four young ladies: pc Id Misses Cora and Augustine Des- fig in brest, Eunice Pefferkoun and Anna d; es Hollier. This tableau represented leI "Lafayette, the Garden Spot of Ti id Louisiana." THIRD FLOT u. g This float represented Adam and m Eve in the Garden of Eden. The ly biblical scene of the apple tree a .e and the snake with the devil in the )e back-ground was very well gotten ue up. The design and work io manship of this float showed more S< c- than ordinary taste and origin ,. ality. st of louRTHi FLOAT. oI le Columbus on his voyage to Amer- SI rg Iica. This float was very tastily bc in arranged and was praised by many R as who saw it. b. se I-F ITI ilO.1T. Li Hung Chang, the great diplo- tc us Inat, was the principal attaction. th He was seated in a chinese pagoda fa he and was surrounded by several at- n, ri tendants of his race. se t The sixth float was contributed re In by the town of Scott. It was ti id labeled "Prosperity" and carried t several bales of cotton and a quan- si e !tity of cotton seed. It was quite nx aneatly arranged. There was a $, rd number of other floats fitted up by Id some business firms of the town. li- Among them were: Mouton & f 'g Hopkins, Moss Bros. & Co., Paul n Demanade, Gerac Bros., Jno. O. c ;Mouton, G. Schmulen, L. Lacoste. S of At night a reception was tendered r, of the king and queen at Falks Opera tl :U House. The king, queen, dukes re le and duchesses took seats on the b stage and remained there until thele )n royal lancers were danced. The h )n following participated in the lancers: st .oi Dr. G. A. Martin, the king, and b r Miss Isaure McDaniel, the queen; ti zeMr. Onezime Mouton and Miss Cora Desbrest, Mr. Samuel Brown sr, and Miss Augustine Desbrest, Mr. 'e, J. P. Revillon and Miss Ida Peffer- r gn korn, Mr. Lee Walker and Miss .n- nr h- Eunice Pefferkorn, Mr. Andre I he G irouard and Miss Ida Lester, Mr. at Albert Comus and Miss Nita La- d he coste. The ball that followed was d he one of the finest ever given in Lafa- a to yette. The dancing continued un us til late in the night. t in NOTES. e of Great cedit is due H. A. Van- I 1 dercruyssen and J. T. Allingham Sfor the interest they have shown in I ur this affair. They did all the design s, ing anid supervised the work of con- s ot structing the chariots. For this t work they received no pay, r at Manuel Pellerin was the first to a start the ball rolling. He sug ss gested the advisibillty of celebrating c ng Mardi Gras, and did all in his i te. power to make it a success. ny Young Maurice Patin did ged ood work in painting some of the lit- floats. ing Demas Delahoussaye was a suc ro-cess as a grand marslhal. IHe, looked like some illustrious general at the head of his army. The Century Club showed its respect for King Attakapas by elab- E orate decorations in Carnival colors. Falk's Opera House was very tastily decorated. The following I ladies and gentlemen deserve much credit for this work: Mmes. Eli McDaniel, J. Jagou, Misses Mathilde Fortune, Regina and An- B gela Romero, Cora and Augustine Desbrest, Isaure McDaniel, Anna Hollier, Messrs. Emmanuel Pel lerin, A. J. McBride, Andrew Mc Bride and Pierre Gerac. a The Excelsior Band, under the leadership of Mr. Henry Gerac, it contributed largely to the success a of the occasion. n The ladies of Lafayette will find tl many interesting novelties in dress d goods and trimmings for spring and c summer toilettes, at Moss Bros. & h Co's. The stock is fresh, having o arrived this week, and comprises all that is new and stylish, and the popular prices all marked in plain figures, make the goods offered djubly attractive. t1 Diamond Pin Recovered. A Times-I)emocrat. Sheriff Isaac Broussard, the pop ular sheriff of Lafayette, while en route to see the Mardi Gras festiv ities, had the good luck to. recover a $6oo diamond pitn and returning it to a lady, Mrs. Cora Wilson, who was so unfortunate as to lose it while coming to New Orleans on a Southern Pacific train. The lady thought she had been robbed of the pin, and when she found it was gone she was sorely distressed. Some r one on the train suggested that Sheriff Isaac Broussard was on board and he might .be able to sug gest some way to recover the stolen bauble. Sheriff Broussard was introduced to the lady and after questioning the lady he was convinced of the fact that the pin had been lost and not stolen. He ordered a thorough search of the train, and by his di 1 rection, Mr. Boyd, an official of 5 the train, succeeded in recovering I the much valued pin. The pin was set with many valuable jewels, dia e monds, etc., and was valued at a $6oo. Y HI Was Unconsaiou.S. Alphonse Breuiix, a negro was ' found in a'i unconscious condition 1 near Moss & Mouton's lumber yard K early Friday morning. Robert Salsmon, the watchman at the rail d road yards, had Breaux carried to a the colored sitting-room where he s remained until his relatives could e be sent for. The man was speech e less and could not say whether he e had been struck by a train or by some one. His skull was found to d be badly fractured and his condi '; tion is very critical. s Dr. Mudd attended to the man. Pretty wall paper at 5 cents a - roll and upward, at Moss Bros. ; & Co's. e Dr. Webb's Residence Burned. r. Last Saturday evening the resi dence of Rev. Thomas Webb was ls destroyed by fire. A considerable _ amount of furniture was burned . with the building. The fire ori ginated in a defective chimney. As there was no insurance on the prop erty the loss is quite a heavy one. . It is estimated at $4000. n Wants Better Roads. .n To The Gazette: - ROYVILLE, Feb. 23, '97.-A little i- space, if you please, to complain of s the horrible condition of the public roads. Between the LeB3lanc store o and this place, numberless mud - holes exist, fit to tear the life out g of a horse and to ruin vehicles. In is some places it is mud to the axle for long distances. Where is the d road-overseer ? He should be held ie responsible for his want of energy. If he is incompetent or unwilling to c- do his duty, there is a way to com Ie pel himiu. CI tLi.LX. THEI VERDICT sEtpecterd by the Blane Brothers. Awaiting the l~nd With Hesig nation. S--- lo The Youthful Murderers WVere no Sentenced Thursday Evening. They Had Nothing to Say. i ye s The Gazette reporter visited the ad - Blanc brothers in their cell at the to e parish jail Saturday afternoon. a The youthful murderers seemed ye pleased to see some one and con versed freely. They had received tw a call from Col. G. A. Breaux and F! Judge C. H. Mouton in the morn ing and appeared to appreciate the ye attention paid them by their attor- kr neys. They said that they knew ro they had been ably and earnestly s defended and expressed their appre- to ciation of the fact that their defense had been placed into the hands of g of some of the best-known lawyers i of this section. Though the verdict P` e which sends them to the scaffold was a terrible one, yet, they felt cc d that it was the inevitable result of their confession. The younger, a¬ Alexis, said in answer to an inquiry, v "We have talked too much. That is all. Had we kept the secret and n' n not confessed, we would not be t1 T- P here." In the cell is a religious book. 1 g "'It was given us by a kind woman ic during our stay in the New Orleans prison," said Ernest. W\Ve are a Catholics and we find some conso- ' lation by perusing its pages. Our mother was a Catholic and of ri course we made our first com emunion, but, like most young men in Paris, we dri:ted away from the d n church." tl The prisoners spoke in compli- tl mentary terms of the officers of the s' court, particularly of Sheriff Brous- n sard, whom they declared to be a brave and good man. To their d keeper, Deputy Mouton, they felt. ,h very grateful for kind treatment. - They said they did not desire f that their case be taken to the } SSupreme Court on appeal. "WVhyI as should we?" spoke Ernest. "Itt a- will only prolong our troubles." ti at TIHE SINT1ENCIE. Ernest and Alexis Blanc were sentenced by Judge J)ebaillon as Thursday afternoon. They were ,n conducted into court by Sheriff rd Broussard at half past three o'clock. :rt Both looked steadfastly at the judge I il- while he pronounced the sentence. to To the question if he had anything he to say why the sentence should not Id be passed upon him, Ernest re h- plied in an audible tone of voice, he "No sir." He maintained a look of determination, and at no to time did his facial expression betray li- any symptons of fear. He ap peared as a man who had made up n. his mind to die and wished to go through the ordeal as speedily as a possible. Not so with the younger Is. brother, Alexis. He stood with trembling body and flushed cheeks. d. The studied indifference noticeable si- during the trial had given place to as an expression of horror. The )le judge told them that he d;d not I ed wish to go over the facts as they ri- were too well-known. lie stated As that they had been defended by 'P- able counsel, who would have se- t le. cured a lighter verdict had such a thing been possible. After the sentences had been passed on both prisoners the sheriff tie manacled the youthful murderers to of gether and took them away to their lic dreary apartment in the parish jail. re It now remains for the governor ud to sign the death warrant and fix )ut the day of execution. The time al n lotted for this formality is generally le sixty days. the J. B. eld Hi. H. Hohorst's Java Bland Cof y. fee is guaranteed to be superior to to any other brand on the market and m- requires but one half the usual amount to rakec delicious coffee. TO THlE PEN' Mnarius Malamot (iGts Twenty- lie eight Years - Other Sen tences Passeid. Judge Debaillon passed the fol lowing sentences Thursday after- 1'e enoon: rer Marius Mamou, robbery, 14 I years in the penitentiary; r4 years M additional for cutting with intent % to murder. Gr George Bobinaux, robbery, i4 J years in the penitentiary. Mamou and Babinaux are the d two negroes who held up the old . d Frenchman, Hebert, near Carencro. Mi Alexander Mitchell, robbery, so Ri ýe years at hard labor. Mitchell knocked down another negro and robbed him of 35 cents. Alcide Narcisse, was sentenced su to serve the State 6 months for ic, LC having stolen a bottle of whisky. ci Felismare Blanchard, a white boy inl rs 17 years of age, got 6 months in the of :t parish jail for larceny. He was pr fined $5 and costs for carrying a til It concealed weapon. Fr Isaac Jackson the young negro tic r, against whom the jury returned a u verdict of guilty of manslaughter in t for killing Babtist Senegal at a ball an near Royville, was given 5 years in W the penitentiary. A petition from prominent citizens of Royville was k. presented to the judge asking mercy Si in for this negro who had previously th s borne a good reputation. te re Henry Feringer, the one-armed n< young German, who entered John p, ir Bunt's shop and stole some money, te received a light sentence: 13 cl n- months in the penitentiary. cc Frank Clairville, the smooth su he darky who wanted to make up for at the low prices of cotton by selling i- the same bale to four different per- Ni ce sons, was given,one year, the maxi mum. The judge told Frank he a was sorry he could not give him 11 mir ore. ii Louis Mamou, the fourth menm her of the distinguished Mamou family to enter the State's service, h re e will spend the next 14 ) ears at N Baton Rouge. o All parties sent to the peniten Itiary are colored with the excep- F tion of Feringer. d To Pla-lters. 0 re You can get the celebrated John n on Deere Disc Cultivators for cash or c on terms, at Louis C. Duchamp's, C St. Martinville, and it is the only b e lace in Southwest Louisiana where you can get them. Price for cash f :e. c S$33.00o. o Deimocratie Primnaries. Let the Democrats of the town n remember that white Democratic e, primaries will be held on Tuesday, N the ISth day of March, from the no t, hoour of 8 a. m. to 4 p. m., for the ay purpose of nominating a ticket for " up mayor and councilmen. a go IN A FEW LINES as The Gazette Correspondent a Ter rersely Tells the News at f ith Ridge. Ks. ale The Grippe patients are recover to ing. he Miss Ruthie Perry visited Miss lot Etta Spell Sunday. ey Travis WVebb of Rayne was a vis :ed itor at Dr. A. O. Clark's Saturday. by Miss Anna Campbell visited rela- a se- tires in Lafayette the latter part of a the week. Miss Ida Martell retu'ned home 1 Saturday from a three week's so t journ at Gueydan's. 0o eir Little Miss Nora Spell has the il. greatest number of head-marks at or the Spell School. fix Rev. S. S. Rogans preached to a a- good-size congregation at the new ly Bethel church Sunday. The hen strike has been declared off and poulry-raisers are gathering of- eggs by the barrels. to MARRIELIn:-At the residence of nd John Trahan, Mr. George tluff tc, ual Miss Mlay Trahan, IRev. Albel Iioff pauir of1ciatiing. U. C. '. I THE TEACiHERS Hold their Regular Mointhl nleetii, --Intercestiing Stb jects Discussed. LAF-Vav E'rr, t,.., Fr:tt. 7.-.-The "reachcrs In-.titute met to-tl y in regular session with the following memberS present: J. C. Martin, C. A. lBoudreaux, H. 11. Toll, Philip SMartin, Robt. Broussard, F. Crepin, t \V. (G. \Webb. H. C. \Vallis, R. C Greig, C E. Tredeau, T. Breaux, . J. L. Fletcher, T. K. Simmons, Misses K. Rand, V. Younger, H. eE. Toll. A. Campbell, F. Greig. Absent: R. B. Ma-rtin, G. St. Julien; Li G. H. Almay, R. Cumminghami, Misses L. Mudd, L. Olivier, B. o Richard, L. Hart, Al. Hunter, 11 Mines. C. S. Porter, E. Villere, D. Bernard. Calling the meeting to drdef Manager i'rudeau presented the d subiect, ,''How to Teach Arithmet r ic," for discussion. Before open ing the subject for general discus cion, however, he made quite art y interesting talk upon the importance e of this branch of study, urging the is prominence both from points of uti a tily and mental culture. IHow to "Induct Children into Fraction," secured particular atten O tion. Each teacher being called a upon to give his or her experience :r in this line of work many valuable 11 and practical methods were ad duced. The subject for next meeting is " ''How to Teach IiiAtory." s Acting upon a suggestion from :y Supt. Latiolais, Institute changed the hour of meeting from to o'clock a. m. to accommodate those teachers who live in the northern and western parts of the n parish. It is hoped that a full at , tendance will result from the 3 change. Miss Greig's resignation was ad cepted and Miss Mudd elected to th succeed to the office of secretary ar and treasurer. ig Institute adjourned to meet r- March 27, 1897. Fi- ANCs S. GsRircG, Secretary, ie Groceries for the lenten season at n Mouton & Hopkin's. DEIATH OF 1MRS. ALEXANDEII u- MOUTON. Ou Mrs. Alexander Mouton died at e, her residence near this town last at Monday morning at half past six o'clock. n- Mrs. Mouton's maiden name was p- Emma K. Gardner. She was of distinguished stock, being a daughtet of Col. Charles K. Gardner, a in member of President Jackson's or cabinet, and a sister of the lamehted 's, General Frank Gardner. She was ly born in the year 182o in New York re City, and was married to the late sh (;overnor Mouton more than half a. century ago in Washington, D. C. At the time Gov. Mouton was a vn member of the upper house of Con tic gress, being a senator from Louis iana. he Mrs. Mouton was a lady of cx he tensive enformation and was gifted or with a bright mind. She enjoyed all her faculties to the time of her death and her health was unusually gooti for one of so advanced an age. Only a few days before her death she found much pleasure in reading. She was able to read without the use of glasses, and no one was more familiar with the current events of the day. During her last iss days on earth she was free from the infirmities of old age, and the end is- came peacefully and without pain. SA short time ago she had la- an attack of la grippe which of so weakened her system that Monday morning she breathed me her last, surrounded by her so- children. She was a devout Cath olic and before dying received all the tie religious comfort which that Schurch extends. Mt rs. Mouton was kind and charl table, and loved to help the ncedy a and succor the afihicted. She was a devoted mother, a dutiful wife andl a good friend. Of her it is no d fulsomne eulogy to say that she was ug a Christian woman. o The G;azette would like to let its friends know that it is prepared to t do all kinds of commercial printing on short notice aand at the lowfes I I. iCe 5.