Lafayette Advertiser, 18 Feb 1888
Messrs. R.J.C Bull and Donate Puche, two of Rayne's prominent citizens, were in town last Sunday.
Again comes the sad news of a most deplorable homicide. Mr. Thomas Hebert, Treasurer of Iberville Parish, was shot and killed instantly, on last Friday night, at Plaquemine, by Mr. Thomas J. Gilday. Mr. Hebert was the returning officer for his Parish, and a supporter of Gov. McEnery. The report has it, that Gilday accused Hebert of fraud at the primaries, and in the dispute which followed called him a liar. Mr. Hebert, who was unarmed, advanced on Gilday to resent the insult, when he was shot twice through the heart. We regret this unfortunate occurence most deeply.
Mr. Ulysses Bernard, of Broussardville gave us a pleasant call Thursday. He says it is much pleasanter walking than driving in this town.
Messrs. GW Winchell and WH Beatty, of Sandwich, Ill., who are here looking for investments in lands, paid us a call last Thursday.
Misses Yetta Jacobs, Lena Fernberg and Fannie Jacobs; and Messrs. Robert Fernberg, Jonas Jacobs and Tommy Lewis; all of Opelousas, paid our town a visit last Sunday, and spent the day as guests of Mr. B. Falk. We are always glad to see visitors, especially such bright and cheerful faces as are possessed by these young ladies.
Last Tuesday, accepting the courtesy of Mr. Arthur Greig, we drove with him in his buggy to look at the new "pin-hook" bridge across Bayou Vermillion. We were much pleased with the appearance of the bridge, and the soundness of the work. The contractors have done their work well. It now remains for the Police Jury to have the abutments leading on to the bridge properly and securely railed. As it is now they are dangerous, especially the one at the east end. This should be done as soon as possible to lessen the chances of any accident.
Miss Gussie Plonsky, daughter of Mr. Jos. Plonsky, who has been on a visit to friends at Opelousas and Alexandria for the past two months, returned home Saturday much improved by her trip and delighted with the attentions shown her during her absence. We did not learn the name of a handsome young gentleman who came on the same train, but went back immediately. However, as we expect to see him again very soon, we will try and make his acquaintance.
Our very clever young friend and enterprising merchant of Carencro, Mr. Jacob Mitchell, was in town on business during the week, and favored us with a call.