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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARIBH AND TOWN OF LAFAYETTE.
VOLUME X). LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1903. NUMBER 86.
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Wednesday, Nov. 4,1
Sells and Downs
America's Most Popular Amusement Institution.
Grandest, Greatest, Purest, Fairest
Amusement Enterprise on Earth.
2 Stages, Half-mile Track. Scores of Original Fea
tures, 100 Phenomenal Acts, 25 Clowns, 20
Hurricane Races, 10,000 Seats,
$1,000,000 Menagerie, Camels
Splendid in Organization. Magnificent in Presentation.
The World's Best Show Talent.
America's and Europe's Greatest Performers
Accomplish the most novel, unique and sensational feats
of angelic grace and hazardous daring ever attempted.
REMARlKABLE ACHI EVEIENTS.
Afternoon and Night, IRain or Shine,
Under 10 Arres of Water-Proof ta--nvass.
Lafayette, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1903.
Silli Ready-to-wear Hats, Veils,
Velvets and Ribbons in
leading styles and pretty
asonble Ml ery designs. Prices reasonable
Opposite Boissat's and near LAFAYETTE, LA.
the Blue Store.
J h Tenders an Invitation to
the People of Lafayette and
parish to inpect his sto(ck of
Parisian Goods for all Saints' Day.
The selection was made by him in
person while in France and consists of
Crowns, Rituals, Birds, Hearts,
All hand made in artistic porcelain flowers and beads.
The prices, in consistency with quality of the goods, can
not be met by competitors. All goods are displayed at
VIGNEAUX'S EMBALMING PARLORS on Main street,
near the court-house.
BE EARLY AND MAKE YOUR SELECTION.
The Salve That Heals
without leaving a scar is De
Witt's. The name Witch Hazel
is applied to many salves, but
DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve is
the only Witch Hazel Salve. made
that contains the pure unadul
terated witch hazel. If any other
Witch Hazel Salve is offered you
it is a counterfeit. E. C. De
Witt invented Witch Hazel Salve
and DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve
-is the best salve in the world for
cuts, burns, bruises, tetter, or
blind, bleeding, itching and pro
truding piles. Sold by Lafayette
Don't forget the place when
in need of a bicycle, bicycle sun
dries or anything in that line.
A. J. Bonnet, the bicycle doctor,
Beautiful Clear Skies.
Herbine exerts a direct influ
ence on the bowels, liver and
kidneys, purifying and strength
ening these organs, and main
taining them in a normal condi
tion of health; thus removing a
common cause of yellow, mothy,
greasy skin and more or less of
pimples, blotches and black
heads. 50c atLafayette Drug Co.
Daughters of the Confederacy.
Mrs. Thos. B. Pugh, presi
dent of the State organizations
of the Daughters of the Confed
eracy, came to Lafayette Wed
nesday, and at night delivered a.
patriotic address to the mem
bers of the local chapter and a
large audience, in the audito
rium of the Industrial Institute.
Miss Lucille Revillon, Miss
Genevieve Mouton, little Miss
Eva Mouton, and Prof. Sontag
delighted the audience by the ren
dering of a very pretty musical
Judge Julian Mouton also ad
dressed the audience.
How Does This Strike Yonu
At Business we make our living, so why
not prepare for it by taking a practical
business or shorthand course at the Tyler
College, Tyler, Texas.
It is not only the largest school of the
kind in the South but its graduates ,are fill
ing the most responsible positions to be
found in most every town and city of the
South. It is a school for the poor as well
as the rich. It can fit you in a few months
time and at a small expense to command an
Write them for their free catalogue.. Ad
dress: Tyler College, Tyleri " exas.
The Attorney Generasl's Opinion.
The two letters published be
low explain themselves. Several b
individual cases similar to the a
ones referred to in Mr. Mou- 11
ton's letter have been presented f
in this parish and The Gasette .
publishes Mr. Guion's letter as v
it will undoubtedly throw some s
light upon the subject. d
Lafayette, La., Oct. o20, 19o3. J
lion. Walter Guion, Attorney General -
of Louisiana, New Orleans, La.
Dear Sir:-Article 198 of the Constitu
tion provides: *The provisions of this sec
tion as to the payment of poll taxes shall
not apply to persons x x x under twenty
three years of age, who have paid all poll
taxes assessed against them."
"A" was as years of age in the latter part
of Oct. 1901o; was not assessed with a poll
tax as he reached that age only after the
taking of the assessment by the assessor and
after the rolls had been placed in the hands
of the collector; and by inadvertence he was 0
not assessed with, and never paid, a poll tax
for 1gos or for 1go3, but he is a registered
voter. Can he vote at the next general 1
"'B" is of the same age, was lut assessed
for a poll tax for 19ol for the same reason, p
but was assessed with and paid his poll tax
for 19o3 only, not beinsg assessed with that
of 190o2 through inadvertence of the asses
sor; but he is registered after he has reached
twenty-three years of age. Can he vote at
the next general election?
Having been consulted by law aoiding
citizens on above pointst and failing to find s
any authoritative interpretation of above
provisions to guide them, I address you as
in the opinion of the writer the matter is of 1'
sufficient public moment to justify the step. )
OKTlIER C. MOUTON. d
Attorney General's Office, 0
State of Louisiana, V
New Orleans, La.. Oct. 22, 19o3.
OaTHaR C. MouroN, Esq., S
Attorney at law, Lafayette, La.
My Dear Sir:-Your letter of the 2oth
inst. is received. In reply I beg to say that, C
in my opinion. no male person who reached t
the age of twenty one years in the latter
part of October 19ot can vote at the next
general election unless he shall have paid
his poll taxes for the years 19go and 1903,
previous to the 31st l)ecember of each
of those years, notwithstanding the fact that
he may have been registered. This I think
answers both inquiries contained in yours of a
above date, and is, I believe, a correct in
terpretation of the second paragraph of Art.
g198 of the Constitution.
It is my opinion that no failure of duty on
the part of an assessor, in placing the name
of a voter upon the list of poll tax payers,
will relieve such voter from the disability re- T
sulting from this failure to pay his poll taxes
for the two years preceding the year of a gen
eral election,and that the only way by which
such voter may qualify himself is by paying
his poll taxes for the two years preceding t
the year of the election. A mtale person
who reached the age of twenty one years an
1got, not being under twenty-three years of
age at the time of the next general election,
will not be a qualhfed elector unless he
should have paid his poll taxes for the years
1902o and 19o3.
Very truly yours,
Honest goods at honest prices
--no tricks-is what holds old
customers and makes new ones
-and that is what makes Moss
& Company's store such a pop
ular store with the people. And
so you see there is a reason for
October birthday presents at
A Danagerolus Mosth.
This is the month of coughs,
colds and acute catarrh. Do you
catch cold easily? Find yourself
hoarse, with a tickling in your
throat and an annoying cough at
night? Then, you should always
I have handy, a bottle of Ballard's
iHorehound Syrup. J. A. An
derson, 354 West 5th St. Salt
Lake City, writes: "We use Bal
lard's Horehound Syrup for
coughs and colds. It gives im
mediate relief. We know it's
trhe best remedy for these
troubles. I write this to induce
other people to try this pleasant
and efficient remedy." 25c, 50c
and $1.00 at Lafayette Drug Co.
Prejean & LeBlanc have just
,received a fine line of gentle
men's furnishings and suits for
Iurniture, Mattings, Carpets,
Shades and Wall Paper
at Fascinating Prices.
On account of moving into our
NEW BUILDING on Jefferson
Street (opposite the Blue Store,)
we are now disposing of our
entire stock of Furniture.
Mattings, Carpets, Shades,
Wall Paper, Stoves, etc.,
at greatly reduced prices. CoPVaOst
This in order to save repacking, drayage PEtERIN & DECLOUET
1 and handling. It's a business proposition
s with us and you can save money. Please
give us a call and see what we have to Lafayette, La.
lRememnber we always do what we Advertise.
Democratic rallies will be
held Sunday at Royville just
after the celebration of high g
mass, and at Broussardville at E
four o'clock in the afternoon. t
All democrats are cordially in- a
vited to attend. The following
speakers are announced to ad (
dress the meetings in French:
Judge C. Debaillon, Judge Ju- ,
lian Mouton, Hon. Wm. Camp- <
bell, Sheriff Ike Broussard and <
Dr. G. A. Martin.
See Biossat's line of watches. 1
In its last issue The Lafayette '
Advertiser refers to the ineffi
cient service given the patrons I
of the Cumberland Telephone t
Company by the local exchange. '
The Gazette believes the com
plaint well-founded and hopes a
proper steps will be taken to im- t
prove the service.
Wm. A. Brady's production of
Way Down East will be pre- C
sented at the Vendome Opera J
House in New Iberia on Sunday
Nov. 1. Mr. Achille Patin of
New Iberia was in Lafayette
during the week and he assured
our people that the production
will be a good one. Reserved
seats can be obtained by com
municating with Mr. Patin.
One-half rates will be given by i
the railroad companies. 1
Wedding and birthday pres- i
ents at Biossat's.
The Magnolia Mills, Ltd., have
a good supply of red rust proof
seed oats. Phone 65.
The largest assortment. con
sisting of the latest patterns of
winter lap robes, at The Lacoste
Dr. J. M. Barrier, president of
the State Medical Society, was
in Lafayette Wednesday and met
several of the members of the
Parish Medical Society in con
ference over the next convention
to be held here next May. The
doctor has been making a tour
of Louisiana and reports that the
profession throughout the State
is looking forward to the meeting
with a great deal of pleasure and
that it has already advertised
Lafayette far and wide in the
State. He sincerely hopes that
the business men of the parish
will fully appreciate the
advantages of having such
a convention in their midst,
composed of nearly a thous
and of the leading medical
men of the South, and he anti
cipates an attendance of from
two to three hundred. He fur
ther expressed the hope that
the business men would co-oper
ate with the medicos in making
it a success with the assurance
that every dollar expended by
them will return tenfold. He
said this had been the expe
rience of the business men of
A visit to our store will con
vince you that we carry the
stock. J. M. Biossat.
Everything for the fire place at
b The Lacoste Hardware Store.
Go to the Planters' Mills for
your Red Rust proof seed oats,
t white clipped oats, Alfalfa hay,
rice bran, rice polish, feed oats,
and other feed stuff. Phone 182,
Ramsey & Upton.
The Great Sells & I)owns
Those of our readers who ap
preciate wholesome amusement
should plan to spend the day in
town where the Sells & Downs
Shows will exhibit on Nov. 4.
The Daily X-Rays, of Charles!
City, said: C
"The after noon performance
was presented before a tent full
of people, who were enthusiastic
over every feature. There is
an absence of sameness about
the Sells & Downs Shows, every
part of it being new, novel and
artistic. Not a single thing on
the bill was omitted, and when
the magnificent exhibition ended
the great throng filed slowly
out, loath to depart from a place
which had provided them with T
such a pleasant afternoon's en
tertainment. The performance,
with variations, will be repeated
this evening. "
Levy Bros. have a large stock
of Hawes hats on hand.
A New Connection for Texas.
The Texas & Pacific Railway
changed the time of the train
passing Shreveport at night, on
Sunday October 18th, so that
connection is now made with
Queen & Crescent Route train
No. 7 which arrives at Shreve
port at 10:50 p. m., thus giving
two connections daily to all
points reached by the T. & P.
Paint that gives satisfaction
sold at The Lacoste Hardware
WANTED-Men to learn bar
ber trade. Tools, diplomas, po
sitions and board given. Years
saved by our method of free
work and expert instructions.
Write today. Moler Barber Col
lege, New Orleans, La. 2t. SE
T. M. Biossat, the jeweler, is
having his store building en
larged and beautified.
Hon. O. B. Steele of Baton
Rouge, was a visitor in Lafayette
last Saturday. Mr. Steele is a
candidate for the office of State
Treasurer. He was Auditor un
der the administration of Sen
ator McEnery and is well known
throughout the State, and he A
has many friends here wha will dc
give him their support. ca
Hats for Ladies and Children
At A. L. Dyer's, Royville, La. do
He has a full line of trimmed Pi
and outing hats for ladies and P<
Prof. A. M. Delcambre, prin
cipal of the Delcambre Academy, P;
has returned home after a few w
days spent in Lafayette. ta
The People's Pharmacy has h9
removed from the Clegg build- oi
ing near the court-house square h;
to the J. A. Landry building e,
near the Southern Pacific depot. d:
From New Orleans paper.
The management of the Floto ai
Show, which opened yesterday ,
at Lee Circle, cannot but feel tl
flattered at the very hearty re- f
r ception given it by the loc'al pub- h
lic on its first visit. An audience l1
which completely filled the tent c
witnessed last night's perform- v
ance and exhibited most flatter- n
i, ing enthusiasm, attesting the
merit of the many features, all
of which wereheartily applauded.
Of course Young America was 1
most in evidence, but a good
portion of the big audience was
composed of the older folks, who
enjoyed the show quite as much
as did the juveniles.
The place to buy suits and
gentlemen's furnishings for the
fall is Prejean & LeBlanc's.
Low Rates to New Orlea us. 1
Morgan's Louisiana & Texas
Railroad and Steamship Com
pany will sell tickets, from La
fayetteto New Orleans and re
turn Nov. 8, 9 and 10, 1903, with
return limit Nov. 11, 1903, at a
rate of $4.60, on account of meet
ing of Four States League. For
additional particulars, apply to
Slocal agent, or to C. B. Ellis, Di
vision Passenger Agent.
Go to Prejean & LeBlanc's for
gentlemen's furnishings and fine
suits for the fall.
Miss Philomeme Campbell
returned from New Orleans this
Beware and don't be misled by
other shows claiming
Saturday, November 7.
The Great Floto Shows,
United and Combined.
The Largest Exhibition Tented Show That Will
Do not let other shows deceive
you b claiming to be in any
way connected with
The Great Floto Shows,
More High-Class Features than Presented by
Any Traveling Organization.
The largest herd of Elephants
and smallest Baby Elephants
in Captivity, and more fine
Horses, and pretty Ponies, and
rare, curious , Animals, and
white Camels. Read carefully
our press notices. See New
See our Grand free Street Parade, at 10 a. m. City
folks and farmers wait for the Grand and
Great Floto Shows.
Remember the date, Saturday,
Rate-Payer Vs. Tax-Payer.
To the Editor of The Gazette:
Dear Sir-In The Gazette of a
August 8th, Tax-Payer says he t
does not think the plan advo- t
cated by Mr. J. Nickerson, to
work the public roads, will give (
satisfaction to the farmers. I
don't think the system that Tax- 1
Payer supports, of working the 1
poor men and boys twelve days
on the roads for nothing, suits i
the majority of the people.
Then, why not drop both Tax- i
Payer's system of twelve days I
work, and J. Nickerson's land- 1
tax system for working the pub- I
lic roads, and have Tax-Payer, in I
his official capacity, to pass an
ordinance similar to the one we
have in the city, compelling t
every land-owner to clean up the
ditches and hedges in front of
his plantation. By cutting down
the hedges, the wind and sun
can get in and dry up the roads;
and by cutting down the tall
weeds and grass in the ditches,
the water can run off when the
floods come. If our city council
has the authority to pass such
laws, why has not our parish
council? They can make a boy
work twelve days on the road for
Ladies' shirt waists, in all the
latest styles, at Levy Bros.
His Life In Peril.
) *I just seemed to have gone all to pieces,"
1 writes Alfred Bee, of Welfare, Tex.,
'biliousness and a lame back had made life
a burden. I zouldn't eat or sleep and felt
almost too worn out to work when I began
3 to use Electric Bitters, but they worked
wonders. Now I sleep like a top, can eat
anything, have gained in strength and enjoy
hard work." They give vigorous health
S and new life to weak, sickly, run-down peo
ple. Try them. Only 5oc at all druggists.
The Ladies' Guild at the Epis
h copal church will meet at the
home of Mrs. F. E. Davis, next
Tuesday afternoon, November
third, at four o'clock. All the
members are requested to at
tend this meeting.
White's Cream Vermifuge, not
ar only kills worms, but removes
'e the mucus and slime, in which
Ithey build their nests; it brings,
and quickly, a healthy condition
ll of the body, where worms can
is not exist. 25c at Lafayette Drug
Show Horses Well Kept.
If there is one thing above
another which is noticeable with
this show it is the excellence of
the horses. All are well kept,
well groomed and well fed. All
circuses make a specialty of
advertising their "horse fair,"
but with many of them this is
mere advertising. With the
Sells & Downs show, however, it
is a reality. Many an exclama
tion of surprise and admiration
is heard as the beautiful animals
pass along the street, or as they
unload the cars and haul the
heavily loaded circus wagons to
Kansas Red Rust proof seed
oats at Ramsey & Upton's.
A spring seat post on your
bicycle will make riding a pleas
ure on rough roads; for sale by
A. J. Bonnet, phone 186.
LOST-A link cuff button,
(frosted gold), between Dr. H. C.
Salles's office and Judge Parker
son's residence. Reward will be
paid for its delivery at First
Miss H. Elena Milsted of Ope
lousas, is visiting Mrs. Thomas
Go to Levy Bros. store for
Call on F. F. Carter for good
crayon and pastel work.
Seed Oats! Feed Oats!
Kansas City feed and seed
-oats at Magnolia Mills L'td.
Clothing for Men, Boys and
A. L. Dyer, Royville, La., has
in stock clothing for men, boys
A Perfect Painless Pill
is the one that will cleanse the
system, set the liver to action,
remove the bile, clear the com
plexion, cure headache and leave
a good taste in the mouth. The
famous little pills for doing such
,t work pleasantly and effectuiall
s are DeWitt's Little Early Risers.
i Bob Moore of Lafayette, Ind.,
;, says: "All other pills I have
1 used gripe and sicken, while De
L- Witt's Little Early Risers are
g simply perfect." Sold by ILt *
yette Drug Co.