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THE LAFAYETTE GAZETTE.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH AND TOWN OF LAFAYETTE. V'OL. V. LAFAYETTE, LA., SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1897. NO. 6. MORPHINE Causes the Death of Mr. Dallas McDaniel of this Town. The Unfortunate Young Man Swallows Thirty Grains of the Poison. Mr. Dallas McDaniel died Thus day morning at 12:40 from the effects of an overdose of morphine taken at about 10 o'clock p. m. It appears that Mr. McDaniel was at Crouchet's saloon with a number of rien s when he swallowed the deadlS$, poison which caused his death. As he was in the habit of taking morphine, which was gener ally known among his acquain tances, nothing was thought of the matter until he walked out of the saloon and showed much weakness. He was assisted by his friends to his room-.-at. the Nicholls' house where he received medical attention at the hands of Drs. Tolson, Mar tin and ,Gard; but despite the efforts of the physicians the unfor tunate young man expired two hours and forty minutes after the fatal it-*tf ttered his stomach. After swallowing the morphine Mr. McDaniel said to a companion: "I think I[have taken too much, but don't send for a doctor and doti't let any one use a stomach pump on me." The physician were not called until s t o'clock and it was then too late to save his life. Judging from the size of the vial which contained the morphine and the' quntity that was left in it, he swallowed about thirty grains. 1p " fgDpniel's remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery Thursday evening. A large num ber of relatives and friends attended the funeral. The Grandest Remedy. Mr. R. B. Greeve, merchant, of Chiiqmie., rea., certifies that he had co nptiun, was given up to die, sought all medical treatment that money could procure, tried all cough remedies he could hear of, but got no relief; spent many nights sitting up in a chair; was induced to try Dr. King's New Discovery, and was cured by use of two bot ties. For past three years has been attending to business, and says Dr. King's New Discovery is the grand est remedy, ever made, as it has done so uch for him and also for others in his community. Dr. King's New Discovery is guaranteed for coughs, colds and consumption. It don't fail. Trial bottles free at WVm. Clegg's drug store. The Donaldsonville Chief, the ablest Republican journal in Louis iana, says: Sheriff Isaac Broussard, of Lafa yette parish, has been completely exonerated by the grand jury from the accusations of financial shortage and irregularity in his tax accounts recently given currency by a New Orleans paper. Mr. Brousard has show, li ip eWifone of the most ac tive ahd flicient sheriffs in Louisi ana and his vindication is gratifying not only to his personal friends and parishioners, but to all citizens who appreciate ability, faithfulness and zeal in a public officer. Raoul-- Pellerin and Onezime Mouton were in Crowley last Sun day. Weiwill sell you a mixed paint that will give you satisfaction, or you'Wlget your money back. Moss Bros. & Co. Thie -Blae. Remembered. Last Tuesday'a large number of people visited the Catholic ceme tery and placed flowers on the graves of departed ones. The rest ing place of Ernest and Alexis Blanc' was remembered by some sympqatoeti'e ,feminine hearts and ,_-yveral pre t.ty flowers on the g ave o- the young murderers were no ticed by the many visitors. Judge Debaillon left Sunday for AbbeVille to hold a regular term of .,IcbUrt. TOWN POLITICS. The Cry Against Rings and Bosses Will Deceive no One. Now that it s all over with the Blanc brothers let us talk politics. The public mind has been so occupied with the hanging of the young murderers that for the past two weeks the question of municipal government has been in what the ex-president would designate -"in nocuous desuetude." But since the unfortunate young foreigners have been swung into the undiscovered country, and the interest in the case has died out, the folk of the town are once more discussing the municipal situation, but if the di rection of a few straws recently caught floating in the political air is to be taken into account, there is no "-situation" at all. It's a cock sure thing for the Democrats. When the intelligent people put their thinking caps on it is sate to say that they will not act unwisely. And in this case they had just to think a little bit, look back a short while and only one conclusion could be reached. It is not neces sary to go into details to show the incompetency of certain gentlemen to govern the town. They were tried before and found wanting and as the proof bf the pudding is in the tasting of it, the people of Lafayette are not likely to order the same dish to be prepared by the same cooks and served by the same waiters. A change of diet was a necessity two years ago and the health of the municipal body poli tic demands a continuance of good, wholesome treatment. The cry against ring rule, coming, as it did, from the very fountain of ringism and bossism deceived no one. It was one of those thinly disguished bluffs generally at tempted by defeated politicians who would welcome a return to power. Those esteemed gentlemen talking against cliques was like Bob Inger soll eulogizing the Pope, Charles A. Dana praising Cleveland or the St. Martin Messenger compliment ing Gov. Foster. For years those gentlemen were engaged chiefly in the manufacture of cliques and bosses and at this late day their ter rible enmity to ringism and bossism is suspiciously sudden and clearly insincere. The town election has resolved itself into one thing. It is: "'Will we have a good, strong intelligent Council? or will we not ?" On the 3d of May the voters of the town will answer this question and judging from appearances they will answer it in no unmistakable terms. Call and see Mouton & Hopkin's line of fine low quarters now on display in their show-window. Fresh groceries at Alex DeLa houssaye's. Send 25 cents to The Gazette and you will receive by mail one copy of "La Vie, le Crime et les Confes sions des Freres Blanc", written by themselves. Mr. J. G. Thompson who has been in the jewelry business in La fayette for the past year will leave Monday for his home near Colum bia, South Carolina. During his stay in this town Mr. Thompson has made a large number of friends who regret to see him leave. Fine dress goods at Alex DeLa houssaye's. Rev. Father Knapp, the eloquent evangelist who has been delivesing sermons at the Catholic church, will preach his last sermon here Sunday. Misses Claire and Felicie Labbe were the guests of Mrs. Jules J. Mouton this week. A nice line of dry goods at Alex DeLahoussaye's. Miss Mercedes Broussard has re turn home from the Sacred Heart convent of Grand Coteau. Low quarters at 5o cents and up a pair at Moutoni & Hopkin's. Miss Alice Nugent of Maurice ville, spent the week here and was the guest of Mrs. Alf. Chargois. A GREAT TRAVELER. Charles -Everetts, 14 Years of Age and a Native'of !Tampa, Fla., Has Visited Every State and Territory Without Paying a Cent to Railroads. Charlie Everetts is a bright, blue eyed boy. He speaks English well, and having traveled extensively, is quite an entertaining little fellow. He is a native of Tampa, Fla., but has not visited that place since the day he boarded a freight train with the determination to see as much of the world as he could. Charlie is only z4 years of age and has been traveling four years. During that time he has visited eery State and Territory in the Union, with the exception of Washington. And strange to say he never found it necessary to buy a railroad ticket. Being asked how much money he had contributed to the wealth of railroad corporations, he replied with a smile: "'Not a cent. They have enough glue without getting mine." Charley Everetts is by choice a jockey and when in luck he makes lots of money, but he is inclined to be a sport and spends his earnings with unstinted liberality. He rode horses in Portland, Brooklyn, Phil adelphia, Boston, Des Moines, New Orleans, and in all the large cities in the United States. When he gets tied of riding horses he rides freight trains. About a year ago he secured a menial position on a steamship and visited England, returning to Boston, and then went around to Galveston and finally landed in Verra Cruz. About six months ago Everetts was in Lafayette where he enjoyed the hospitality of his friend, Mr. Paul Demanade, of whom he thinks a gret deal. After leaving here he went West visiting a number of States and spending a couple of months in California. The famous prize fight was a great attraction to him and nothing could have kept him away from Carson City. He was a Corbett man and the defeat of the Californian was sorely disappoint ing to him. While out West he had occasion to see Bryan and heard him speak. He has never lost an opportunity to see a celebrated character, having seen three presi dents-Harrison, Cleveland and McKinley. Being questioned about his rela tives, he said that his father and mother were both dead, but he had some relatives living in Florida, but he did not know when he would ever see them again. He is an inveterate cigarette smoker; but expressed his intention of quitting the use of tobacco as it was proving injurious to his system. It is doubtful if there is to be found anywhere in the country a boy of x4 years with such a record. Although having never attended school, he reads English and is well informed on general topics. Dyes of all kinds for coloring Easter eggs. 5 cents a package at Moss Pharmacy. Play Ball. A number of gentlemen interested in the organization of a base ball club will meet at Oak Avenue Park Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock. A practice game will be played after which a club will be organized. An invitation is extended to all to be present. Admission free. Now that Lafayette has a crack tactician why not have a military organization? The boys in and around town could muster a fine company. Registration Clerk Sterling Mudd registered voters at Carencro Tues day and Wednesday. A CAR-LOAD Of Corn to be Shipped to the Drouth Sufferers by the Farnsers Near Brous sard. The Farmers' Alliance met at Broussard last Saturday and inaugu rated a movement which will result in the shipment of a car-load of corn to the drouth sufferers in North Louisiana. Messrs. Adolph Girouard, Jules Langlinais and Au relien Olivier were appointed on a committee to solict donations from the farmers of the neighborhood and ship them to the drouth smitten section. The Gazette has been informed that about a car-load of corn has been obtained and in a few days it will be shipped to Capt. J. L. Bonds, at Ruston, for distribution. Something to Know. It may be worth something to know that the very best medicine for restoring the tired out nervous system to a healthy vigor is Electric Bitters. This medicine is purely vegetable, acts by giving tone to the nerve centers in the stomach, gently stimulates the liver and kid neys, and aids these organs in throwing off impurities in the blood. Electric Bitters improves the appe tite, aids digestion, and is pro nounced by those who have tried it as the very best blood purifier and nerve tonic. Try it. Sold for Soc or $r.oo per bottle at Wm. Clegg's drug store. The last donation to the High School library was made by Mr. John S. Rand. It is a volume on ",Travels in Mexico." Rev. Dr. Morton began a series of meetings in the Presbyterian church Thursday and will continue for one week. Dr. Morton is an eloquent divine, and all are cor dially invited to attend. Mr. Frank Lenormand and sis ter, Miss Vidia, of Patterson, were here this week the guests of Mrs. Alfred Chargois. About the Roads. To the Lafayette Gazette. A few lines about the unpardon able condition of the roads in the third ward will no doubt meet with the approval of the traveling public. Last Friday people coming from several parishes could be easily singled out. Persons with their faces and clothing besmeared with mud could be seen on every road. Broken vehicles in the various bog holes near town showed how bad the roads are. Will there ever be a time when road-overseers will perform their full duty? One has only to leave Lafayette and travel over the Caren cro road one or two miles to be convinced that not even an attempt was made to repair the worst and most dangerous bog-holes, the like of which can hardly be found in the lowest swamps of the State. It is conceded that money is scarce, very scare, this time of the year and that Lafayette abounds in fine goods to be sold at low prices. It is also equally well-known that Lafayette has a number of first class, up-to-date stores. But should any one living in the first, fourth or sixth ward desire to come to town to make his purchases he is confronted with the impassable con dition of the roads. He knows that unless the good people owning pro perty along the road allows him to pass in their fields he can not come to town, and in this way the mer chants of Lafayette lose a consi derable amount of trade to which they are entitled. Let our police jurols do some thing to repair the roads, and parti cularly the third ward police juror, who is no doubt not fully aware of the condition of things. A HEAVY TAX-PAYER. The Blane Brothers. Send us your address, accompa nied by 25 cents and you will re ceive a copy of "La Vie, le Crime et les Confessions des Freres Blanc." This pamphlet was written by the young murderers who gave the manuscript to Mr. Thomas Mouton after having attached their signatures to it. THE TOURNAMENT At Opelousas on May 1 Will be a Brilliant Affair - Knights From Lafayette Will Participate. OPELOUSAS, La., April 4-The tournament here on the Izth of May is going to be a grand affair. Some 30 knights having entered. Among the number who will likely ride, are those superb horsemen: Hon. Wm. Campbell, Dr. Felix Gi rard, Sheriff Broussard, Bob Coch rane and Geo. DeClouet of Lafa yette. The ceremonies will com mence at high noon, the moment the excursion train which will pos sibly.be run from New Orleans, ar rives, with the reception of Colon at the court of Bascelona; this play has been written for the occasion. The leading characters are: Ferdinand .............. ............Mr. Nathan Ross Isabella. ................ ........iss Annie Andrus Don C. de Batran................................. Joco, the King's Jester..Mr. Chas. Bienvenue Cristoval Colon ...........................Prof. Harris Boabdie, the last of the Mo.,rish Kings ......... ............. .......Mr. J. J. Lewis After the tourney the 6 prizes will be awarded to the best riders who will crown the Queen of Love and Beauty and her maids of honor. Then the field sports will com mence. Running jumping, stand ing and running hurdle races. Fat man's race, sack race, climbing greased pole, catching greased pig and an old fashioned North Caro lina gander-pulling. By this time night will arrive, and with it camp fires, fire-rockets, bicycle lantern parade, free to all comers in cos tume; a bicycle tournament, crown ing of the Queen of the Mystic Wheel, awarding appropriate prime and a grand fancy dress ball. There will be refreshments on the groutds at hard time prices. En tries up to and including April 25, for horse and bicycle tournaments, $2, after which date $5. Entry fee to lantern bicycle parade, free on paying general admission to grounds of 50 cents and providing applicant is in costume of any de sign and carries one or more Chinese lanterns. All persons who take the trouble to compare goods and prices can't fall to see the advantage of trading at Moss Bros. & Co's. IN A FEW LINES The Gazette Correspondent Tersely Tells the News at Ridge. Ridge has its share of hoodlums. Miss T. Sonnier is dangerously ill. Jasper Spell went to Rayne one day this week. April fools worked their racket as usual on the Ist. Cut worms have taken possession of the vegetable gardens. Enos Hoffpauir will put in a crop on one of the Malanson farms. Miss Annie Alexander visted Miss Catherine Perry Monday af ternoon. On account of the incessant rains, faim operations are entirely sus pended. The home of Judge Hoffpauir was gladdened Friday by the ar rival of a new girl. Presiding Elder W. B. White will conduct services at the Bethel church to-morrow (Sunday.) A large delegation from here went to Lafayette Friday last to witness the execution of the Blanc brothers. O. C. P. Bucklean's Arnmlca Salve. The best salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chap ped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satis faction or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by Wim. Clegg. Lumsbermen's Excursion to Mexico. The Southern Pacific has issued an illustrated circular, giving the itinerary of a special train of Pull man Buffet sleepers which will leave Houston on morning of April x6, for City of Mexico, stopping at points of interest en route. The return trip will be made via Tam pico, thus enabling the tourists to visit San Luis Potosi Monterey, two of the principal cities in the Republic. Round trip tickets for regular trains also on sale April z6 and z7 from Houston, at rate of $30.o00 going and returning via Tor reon, and $5.00 higher for tickets going or returning via Tampico. Send for copy of illustrated pamphlet to L. J. Parks, A. G. P. & T. A. Southern Pacific Co., Houston, Texas. "*What Can We Do?" The following is found floating in the provincial press lately: "Editing a, paper is a nice bus; ness. If we publish a joke people say we are rattlebrained. If we publish original matter, they say don't give 'em selections. If we give 'em selections, we were too lazy to write. If we give a man a puff, we are too partial. If we don't compliment the ladies, we are publishing a paper not fit to make a bustle out of. If we remain in our office, we are too proud to mingle with the common herd. "If we are on the streets, we are not attending to business. If we run with poor folks, people say we are running in jim-crow society. If we run with rich folks, people say we are stuck up. If we wear poor clothes business is dull. If we wear good clothes, we never paid for them. Now, what must we do? Some say we stole this from an ex change-and we did, and that ex change stole it front another, and so on ad infinitum." Promoting Immnigration. The Louisiana Immigration Asso ciation is a chartered institution formed for the purpose of securing desirable immigrants to this State. The association will keep a book in which lists of lands with their description and price will be en tered for the inspection of such persons as may visit our State with the view of purchasing lands for homes. The office at Shreveport is in a suitable portion of the city, close to all hotels and depots. The association will also answer all questions by intending home seekers who may correspond with its officers. It will also advertise Louisiana abroad, especially in the States of the northwest. The asso ciation is an organized effort to set forch the advantages of Louisiana as a home and to bring together the land-seeker and land-seller. It re lies on the patriotic, public-spirited citizens and land-owners to take stock which is $5.oo per share. Its charter provides that it shall pay no dividends, hence all stock holders understand that they are uniting int a collective capacity to develop the State. The present is the most suitable time for this work as the completion of a great trunk line railway to Shreve port from the great gra;n producing centre, whose commercial emporium is Kansas City, brings Louisiana in close touch with Nebraska, Kansas and the great Northwest. The as sociation earnestly requests land owners, particularly those having large bodies, to send on their lists with postage for correspondence. There will be no fee for entering the lists of lands or correspondence relative thereto. J. C. MONCURE, President. J. HENRY SHEPHERD, Treasurer and Secretary pro tem. If you need any printed station ery, we would like to furnish you with some of it. The Hook and Ladder Fire Com pany of Franklin will give an excur sion to Opelousas on Sunday, April 26. The round trip fare from Lafa yette is 5o cents. Mouton & Hopkinshave received a full line of lawns which they are selling at low figures.