Lafayette Advertiser, 05 April 1890

Major Andrew Hero, Jr., was on March 28th appointed by the President to succeed Mr. Flower as Assistant United States Treasurer at New Orleans

Gen. Thomas C. Anderson, of St. Landry Parish, at one time one of the most prominent politicians in Louisiana, died in New Orleans at 2 c'clock in the morning of April 1st, of Bright's disease of the kidneys, aged 70 years.

Dr. John Pintard Davidson, at the time of his death the oldest practicing physician in New Orleans, died in that city March 30th, in his 78th year. "La Grippe" ran into pneumonia, which was the cause of his death.



There was a large gathering of friends and relatives at the residence of Mr. Edgar Breaux on Wednesday, March 26th, in celebration of the 76th anniversary of the birth of Mr. Ermogene Breaux, one of our oldest and most respected citizens. A fine dinner, choice wines, beautiful floral decorations, music by the Carencro Brass Band, and the general good humor of all present, made it an occassion long to be remembered by those who had the good fortune to be present. Mr. Breaux bears his weight of years lightly, and in a way that men many years his junior would be pleased to do. Your correspondent wishes to extend his thanks to Mr. Edgar Breaux for the many exceptional courtesies extended him on the occasion. The floral decoration was the work of that gifted lady Mrs. A. C. Guilbeau. Mr. Edgar Breaux left nothing undone to make his guests enjoy themselves, and to make the occasion one of complete enjoyment.

The Souther Pacific Company have decided to build a siding fronting the plantation of Mr. J. M. Jones, half way between Carencro and Grand Coteau. This will be a great convenience to many planters in that vicinity.

Mr. L Deleglisse is building a justice court house on the lot adjoining his store.

Mr. FA Estillette, one of our popular merchants, has been confined to his bed for the last two months with acute rheumatism. He is now convalescing and we trust that it will be but a short time when he will be well and up again.

A large number of our people attended the opening of the new Breaux Bridge race course on Sunday, March 30th, and report having had a good time.

We wish to thank Mr. Romain Francez for a nice lot of game received from him a few days ago. Mr. Francez is a first-class hunter and undoubtedly owns one of the best hunting dogs in the state. Page 5: Mr. Raoul Trahan returned home from Tulane University (Medical Department) a few days ago.

The Broussardville Farmers' Alliance give [sic] a grand ball at their new hall, in the town of Broussardville, to morrow night, Sunday April 6th.

The mayor of Broussardville has issued a proclamation for an election for town officers, to be held on the 2nd Tuesday in April, the 8th.

Mr. Gabriel Salles left for Opelousas last Saturday, having accepted a position in F.E. Bailey's drugstore. Mr. Salles is a thorough druggist and a clever gentleman. Our best wishes attend him.

Miss Flora Smith, of El Paso, Texas, who had been the guest of Dr. Delmouly(?) and family for several weeks, left for home last Saturday to attend the bedside of her dying sister, Mrs. Marks, nee Dora Smith.

Sheriff Broussard left here last Wednesday for Jackson, La., having in charge --- Herbert, white, and Alfred Anthony,a lias Biscuit, colored, interdicted recently by the District Judge.

Wednesday we had the pleasure of a call from our Representative Hon. Overton Cado, on his way to Carencro, to discuss party measures with Mr. CC Brown, Chairman of the parish Democrat Central committee. When approached on the subject of Louisiana Lottery, Mr. Cade replied that he wished to set at rest all controversy regarding his standing upon the question. That he has discussed the matter freely and openly with gentlemen prominent for and against, and has ever been and is yet emphatically opposed to an extension of the charter. His information agrees with ours to the effect that Hon. Jno. M. Avery is with him firmly on the question. *****