The Lafayette Advertiser, 5 April 1905



A little stranger, a sweet baby boy, entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson yesterday morning.

Miss Calli Alpha returned from Franklin Sunday. Her sister, Mrs. Chas. May, and two children, returned with her.

Rev. JD Harper, and daughter, Miss Clara, returned home last week after spending a few days in Jackson, LA, attending the Skipwith-Harper wedding.

OB Hopkins went to Lake Charles Friday on business, returning home Saturday.

Miss Elva Alpha will leave tomorrow for Franklin to spend several days with her parents.

Dr. JD Trahan spent a few days in New Orleans last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Markerson of Franklin, spent Saturday and Sunday at the home of Mr. H Blakesley.

Mrs. JB Miller of New Orleans, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. B. Miller.

Dr. FE Girard was a visitor to New Iberia Sunday.

Eastin Sprole, Pierre Brun and Gaston Toussel visited New Iberia Sunday.

Max Immergluck spent Sunday in New Iberia.

Miss Laurence Lopez, who has been visiting relatives here, will return to her home in New Iberia today.

JB Peres, a prominent merchant of Scott, paid The Advertiser an appreciated visit Thursday.

Mrs. Cecile Sonnier, of Rayne, after spending two weeks with relatives, returned home accompanied by Miss Elia Broussard.

Mrs. Antoine Hebert and little sons, Antoine and Lionel, went to Rayne Wednesday, returning Thursday.

JT Hughes, formerly manager of the Brown-News Hotel, is now representing the Mutual Life Insurance Co., with headquarters at Lafayette.

Mr. Antoine Hebert visited his son at Youngsville Saturday.

Henry J. Lasserre, of Scott, was a pleasant caller at The Advertiser office Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. George Melchoir, of Carencro, visited Lafayette yesterday.

S. Wyble of Bennet & Wyble, proprietors of the Century Club Clothing Co., is stopping at the Gordon.

Train Despatcher Haney of the HE & WTRR returned from Lake Charles with his brother and stayed over Sunday.

HARPER-SKIPWITH
A special to the Sunday Times-Democrat gives the following account of the Harper-Skipwith nuptials at Jackson, LA. Rev. Robert Harper is a son of Dr. JD Harper of this place.
A social event of much importance, which was largely attended, was the marriage of Miss Edna Earl Skipwith to Rev. Robert Henry Harper of St. Martinville, solemnized Wednesday morning at Presbyterian Church [sic]. This edifice was beautifully decorated with white roses and bamboo. At the altar was a large arch, from which two intertwined hearts, made of white roses, were suspended. In each aisle were three smaller arches. At the appointed hour of 10, Mendelssohn's Wedding March, the fourteen arch girls marched from the session room at the back of the church and took their place, two at each arch. They were followed by the groomsmen, who were Dr. Clark, Prof. Brown, Mrssrs. Schubert, Carruth Jones, John White and Guy Tomb. The groomsmen marched down one aisle into the vestibule where the remained of the bridal party was, and then up the other aisle. Thence came Mrs. Clark, one of the matrons of honor, the four bridesmaids, Misses Mittie Bee White, Eliza and Pet Skipwith, Ethel McKowen and then the other matron of honor, Mrs. Herndon. Next were the two maids of honor, Misses Annie Skipwith and Clara Harper, and lastly the ring-bearer, Ruth Emmett McKowan, immediately preceeding the bride, who wa accompanied by her father, Hendry Skipwith. The bride and her attendants were met at the altar by the groom and his two best men, Prof. JC Roberts, and John Skipwith. The bride wore a beautiful gown of white silk chiffon, handsomely trimmed with real lace over white taffeta. Her bridal veil was gracefully draped to her brown hair with a reath [sic] of orange blossoms. The maids of honor wore white dresses of grandmother's swiss, trimmed with lace, half veils and lillies of the valley. All of the bridesmaids wore white grandmother's swiss dresses, veils and pearls. The matrons were handsomely gowned in white, with white hats. The arch girls all wore white organdy dresses and white hats. During the ceremony, which was performed by Revs. Shaw and Harper, Mrs. Clark sang "Louise." Rev. and Mrs. Harper, who are both very popular, received many beautiful and costly gifts. Shortly after the ceremony they left for their home in St. Martinville.

The many friends of Conductor Baldwin and Brakemen Haney and Harris will be delighted to learn of their prompt acquittal of the charge of shooting AG Gatlin who was killed at Lock-Moore's switch March 26. Among those present at the trial which took place at Lake Charles April 1 were: Traveling Engineer Clark of the Southern Pacific, Conductor CA Guillemot, of Houston, Train Despatcher Haney of the HE & WT, Supt. CC Mallard and Conductor Wm. Swift, Mrs. Baldwin, and Mrs. Harris were also in Lake Charles during the trial.

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