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 From the Lafayette Gazette of August 11th, 1900:


The Lafayette Building Association.

Among the various business agencies that contribute materially toward the development of a town, a well conducted local building association takes a front rank.

  We use the term local in contradistinction to the "national" building and loan association for a very good reason, for whilst the local or home institutions are perfectly safe and reliable, it is well known that the foreign or "national" associations are notoriously uncertain in their operations and generally wind up in defrauding and fleecing their stockholders. The reason for this is found in the extravagant salaries paid to officers of the "nationals," who run these associations altogether in their own interest and without any other object than to squeeze all the money possible out of the deluded stockholders. The local association, or the other hand, is owned and controlled entirely by home people who are bent on building up their own town, and the expense of conducting the affairs of the association are reduced to a minimum, the secretary of the association being the only officer who receives a salary, and this salary is always a moderate one.


 The Lafayette Building Association was incorporated under the laws of the State of Louisiana on the 12th day of last February, and the following well known citizens were elected to serve as directors for the ensuing year: C. D. Caffery, C. O. Mouton, B. J. Pellerin, B. N. Coronna, Julian Mouton, J. E. Martin and A. B. Denbo. The officers of the association are Judge Julian Mouton, president; A. B. Denbo, vice-president; D. Schwartz, secretary; S. R. Parkerson, treasurer.


 The object of the association is two-fold:
1. To provide a convenient, safe and profitable method of investing the savings of the people.
2. To furnish the people with the means of borrowing money to build, purchase and improve houses and lots. In other words, it is an association composed of borrowers and lenders, and established for their mutual convenience.


 It gathers together the savings of the people, which, scattered and in small sums, could not be invested to advantage, and the association loans the money thus obtained, on mortgage security and in sums to suit, to other people who want to buy or build themselves homes, to improve their property, to pay off mortgages and for such purposes. From the fact that there are no preferred stockholders and that all the members share in the management and participate equally in the profits, the association furnishes the very best and safest deposit for earnings. The directors must render to the stockholders an annual account of the business and condition of the association, and its books are always open to the inspection of the shareholders.


 The shares of the Lafayette Building Association are of the par value of $200 and are payable in weekly installments of 25 cents, and for each share of stock owned by a member he can borrow $200 from the association, less the discount or premium bid for his loan. The conditions for paying back the loans are very easy, and the rate of interest is small.

 This association has lately built a neat and very cozy residence for Mr. J. D. Cotter, near the steam laundry, and Mr. Cotter having ascertained for himself the benefits offered by the Lafayette Building Association to investors and borrowers, takes pleasure in recommending the association to all persons desirous of procuring homes of their own on easy terms.

 A new series of stock in this local Association has just been opened, and now would be a good time for more of our people to join the association and help push a good thing along - good for the investor, good for he borrower, good for the town. For more exact particulars our readers are referred to the secretary, Mr. D. Schwartz, or to any of the officers or directors of the association.
Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1900.




TRY TO ESCAPE.
 Prisoners in The Parish Jail Make an Ingenious Effort To Gain Their Liberty.

 An ingenious attempt to escape was made a few days ago by some of the prisoners in the parish jail. One of the prisoners, named Ben Lafargue, pretended that he was sick an asked that he be given a clock so that he would know what time to take medicine according to directions. A clock was bought by he jailer and placed in his cell. Lafargue, who, it seems, is somewhat of a machinist, used the springs of the clock and with other pieces of the material made a kind of saw with which it was intended to cut through the bars. It will be remembered that some time ago two negroes succeeded in severing one of the bars, which was bolted together as well as it could be done. With the improvised saw these bolts were cut and an avenue of escape was about to be secured when the scheme was foiled by one of the prisoners who informed the jailer of what was taking place. The jailer was also informed that there was a conspiracy among a number of the prisoners to knock him down when he would open the cell to give them dinner. Their plot was to take the keys from the jailer and to make their escape.

 Had it not been for the timely intervention of one of the prisoners it is not at all improbable that either of the plans would have been carried out.
  Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1900.





JEANSONNE.

Captured in Sabine Parish by Sheriff Broussard - Wanted For Cattle Stealing.

 A telegram received from Sheriff Broussard yesterday informed us that he had just captured Lovel Jeansonne, alias, Joe Leboeuf. The telegram was sent from Hornbeck, a point in the Southern part of Sabine parish. Jeansonne is believed to have been at the head of the gang of thieves that made a raid among the cattle in the Carencro section about a year ago. Some two hundred head of cattle belonging to Numa Breaux, Aurelien Caruthers, Onezime Breaux, Belizaire Cormier and others were stolen. At the time there was no clue for the officers to work on, but Sheriff Broussard kept on watching for developments. Some months ago he arrested Henry Ducote, a brother-in-law of Jeansonne, and took steps toward the capture of the latter. He traced him to the pine woods of either the northern part of Vernon or the Southern part of Sabine, with the results stated above.

 Jeansonne bears the reputation of being a cunning, desperate man and his capture reflects much credit upon Sheriff Broussard. We have not heard of the particulars of the arrest.
 Sheriff Broussard has been away since last Saturday.
Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1900.






 Come to the Ball.

 I have just completed a hall for Mr. August Maitre near the Vermilion bridge on the road to Breaux Bridge, three miles from Lafayette. I have rented this hall for the purpose of giving a ball this (Saturday) evening. The dancing will begin at 8 o'clock. A splendid fish supper and refreshments will be served at moderate prices. I desire to extend a special invitation to the people of Lafayette to be present. The following gentlemen will serve as floor managers; Louis Lacoste, Gaston Siadous, Paul Castel, Leonard Landry, Raoul Pellerin.
  (Signed) J. LESTER.
Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1900.



Death of an Old Resident.

 Mrs. Amanda Hayes, widow of Mr. John P. Hayes, aged 80 years, died suddenly Friday morning at 7 o'clock.

 Mrs. Hayes lived in this community for a ling number of years and ever exemplified in her life the character and qualities of the true Christian. She was a devout member of the Presbyterian church and her funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Sechrest of that denomination. She leaves no children but an adopted son, Mr. John Hesse, is left to mourn her death. Filial love was never stronger than than the affection which held together the deceased and her foster-child. She was a devoted mother to him and he as a dutiful son to her.

 Mrs. Hayes was a kind, charitable woman and did much good during her life. Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1900.

  

 Police Jury Proceedings.

         Lafayette, La., Aug. 1, 1900.
  The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: M. Billeaud, Jr., Jno. Whittington, Alonzo Lacy, J. C. Buchanan, Saul Broussard, Alex Broussard, J. A. Labbe, J. O. Blanchet and F. G. Mouton.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 Mr. Alex Broussard reported that Middle Bridge should be repaired at once. By motion of Mr. Broussard was authorized to purchase lumber for the repair of said bridge.

 Mr. Broussard also reported the dangerous condition of Pascal Molaison Bridge, and he was authorized to advertise for bids to rebuild said bridge. The right to reject any and all bids shall be reserved.

 Mr. Wm. Campbell appeared and urged the reappointment of Cadets McBride and Herpin. By motion of Mr. Mouton the cadets were reappointed and the sum of $350 was appropriated to defray their expenses.

 The committee appointed to report upon the advisability of contracting with Sheriff Broussard for his services submitted the following report which was accepted and approved.

 To the Honorable the President, and Members of the Police Jury.

 We the undersigned committee, appointed by your honorable body to examine into and report as to the advisability of accepting the proposed contract of the sheriff with the parish of Lafayette for his fees in criminal cases, etc., beg leave to report, as follows:

 Under the old contract, which is now expired, in lieu of his legal fees and charges, the sheriff was entitled to $2,300 for all his fees in criminal cases, including the conveying prisoners to the State Penitentiary, interdicts to the Insane Asylum, attendance in court, etc., as per contract.

 The sheriff in the proposed contract asks for an increase of $1,770 over the old contract.

 We have examined the records of the clerk of court of this parish to ascertain the average number of persons convicted yearly and conveyed to the State Penitentiary, as well as the interdictions, also the yearly average sittings in courts, so as to base our calculations.

 From July 1, 1896, to July 1, 1900, 38 persons were convicted and conveyed to the State Penitentiary (a yearly average of not quite ten convictions.)

 From July 1, 1896, to July 1, 1900, eight persons were interdicted and conveyed to the State Asylum (a yearly average of two interdictions.)

 From July 1, 1898, to July 1, 1900, the District Court remained in session 225 days, and the Circuit Court, seven days, (making a total of 232, a yearly average of 166 days sitting in Court.)

 To convey prisoners to the State Penitentiary and the interdicts to the State Asylum the sheriff made 15 trips (a yearly average of not quite 3 trips to the State Penitentiary and two trips to Insane Asylum.)

 Under the law  the sheriff would be entitled for his legal fees, as follows:

 1st.  Costs of conveying 10 prisoners to State penitentiary yearly (prisoners - mileage)     .... $117.00

 2d.  Costs conveying two interdicts to Insane Asylum yearly. (Interdicts - mileage) .... $26.20

 3d.  Costs mileage of sheriff to convey prisoners to penitentiary, allowing 3 trips yearly .... $139.40

 4th.  Costs mileage of sheriff to convey insane to Asylum, (average 2 trips yearly) .... $104.80

 5th.  Sheriff attendance sittings of courts (yearly average 116 days) .... $580.00

 6th.  Sheriff's fees for criminal work in parish of Lafayette as fixed by law .... $1,000.00.

 Making a yearly total average $1,967.40.

 The costs for criminal work outside the parish and feeding of prisoners are not herein included.

 From the above statement of facts and figures, we do not believe it would be to the interest of the parish to enter into the contract as proposed by the sheriff, and the store would advise that his proposition be not accepted.
     Respectfully submitted,
F. G. MOUTON, J. A. LABBE, A. LACY.

 Sheriff Broussard appeared and proposed to enter into contract for $6,000 per annum instead of $6450, his first proposition.  Mr. Lacy moved to accept the proposition to contract for $6,000 per annum as per contract submitted, and said motion was adopted by the following vote:

 Yeas: Whittington, Lacy, Blanchet, Alex Broussard and J. A. Labbe.

 Nays: Buchanan, Saul Broussard and Mouton.

 Mr. Mouton explained that he voted nay because he did not feel warranted to enter into any contract with the Sheriff; 2d, it would not be to the interest of the parish to do so.

 By motion President Billeaud was authorized to sign the contract this day adopted for the services of Sheriff Broussard. The said contract to include all fees and charges allowed by law except the sheriff's commission on taxes, licenses and forfeited bonds and costs in criminal cases where parties in suit are condemned to pay costs.

 By motion Mr. Alex Broussard was authorized to make an exchange of public road in the 2d ward with Alexander Domingue so that said road shall run along the western boundary of land of said Domingue.

 Representative Cade here appeared and addressed the Jury in favor of setting aside two mills out of the regular tax rate for public school purposes. Mr. Cade urged that the Jury seriously consider the proposition with a view of affording the School Board a liberal and systematic source of revenue, to fit the youth of the parish for admission into the Industrial Institute. As the budget for 1900 had already been made, action upon Mr. Cade's proposition was postponed.

 The sum of $600 was ordered paid into the school treasury.

 By motion the account of Elias Spell for $59 was referred to Mr. Alex Broussard for investigation.

 Messrs. Mouton, Whittington and Buchanan were appointed to confer with a committee from the City Council of Lafayette with reference to the drainage of the district north of the town.

 The Jury of freeholders appointed to trace and lay out a public road leading from the Broussard and Royville road to the Duchamp and St. Martinville road submitted the following report which was duly accepted and adopted, the said road declared a public highway and notarial act ordered recorded:

   State of Louisiana, Parish of Lafayette.
   I Germain Fabre, Estainville Landry, Arthur Boulet and Darmas Landry, do solemnly swear that I will lay out the road now directed to be laid out by the Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette, to the greatest ease and advantage of the inhabitants, and with as little prejudice to enclosures as may be - without favor or affection, malice or hatred, and to the best of my skill and abilities. So help me God. And furthermore, that I will truly assess all damages to proprietors, caused by said road, to the best of my judgment and ability:

 Germain Fabre, Estainville Landry, Arthur Boulet, Darmas Landry, Eloi LeBlanc, Alphee Dubois.

 Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 30th day of September, 1899.
SIDNEY GREIG, Notary Public.
Witnesses: Albert Landry, J. R. Melancon.

 REPORT.

 We, the undersigned Jury of Freeholders of the Parish of Lafayette, duly appointed by the Police Jury of said Parish, to trace and lay out a public road leading from the Broussard and Royville road to Duchamp and St. Martinville, through the lands of the following proprietors, to-wit:  Estainville Landry, 30 feet wide by about 14 arpents in length; Mrs. Alphee Dubois, Est., 15 feet wide by 14 arpents and thence 15 x 7 arpents wide; Norbert Movau, Est., 15 feet wide by about 4 arpents in length; Estorge & Billeaud, 15 feet wide by about 7 x 7 arpents long, 14 in length; Philgene Landry, 15 wide by about 4 arpents in length; Mrs. Heloise Taylor, 15 feet wide by about 10 arpents in length; Eraste Landry, 15 feet wide by about 5 arpents in length; Wid. Jean Lavinski Landry, 15 feet wide by about 14 arpents in length; Mrs. Jos. Landry, 15 feet wide by about 7 x 7 arpents in length, 14 arpents; Wm. Cormier, homestead, 15 feet wide by about 7 arpents, thence 30 feet wide by about 6 arpents; J. G. St. Julien, 15 feet wide by about 20 arpents long; M. Billeaud, Sr., 15 feet wide by about 14 arpents long, thence 22 1/2 feet wide by about 7 1/2 arpents long, also 30 feet wide by about 7 arpents long; Paul Breaux, 7 1/2 feet by about 7 arpents long, (he reserves privilege of use of same until the public practices the road.) Lucien St. Julien, 15 feet wide by about 1 arpent long. Having been notified of our appointment and of the time and place of meeting by the person first named in said order of appointment; and having severally taken and subscribed the foregoing oath, and having given notice to each and every one of the aforesaid proprietors in writing, at least three days previous of the time and place of meeting and of the intended laying out of said road through the lands of said proprietors, which notices were duly served on said proprietors, did meet on the 30th day of September, 1899, at the place designated in said notices, and did them and there, in the presence of the following named of said proprietors, to-wit: Estainville Landry, Mrs. Alphee Dubois, Estate, Norbert Morvant, Estate, Estorge & Billeaud, etc., proceed to trace and lay out said public road as follows: Beginning at Broussard and Royville road leading to Duchamp and St. Martinville and running thence through the lands of said proprietors for the distance of one and a half miles taking a strip of 15 feet (except where otherwise agreed) wide off the land each one along their common boundary line, which boundary was mutually agreed upon and shown us by said proprietors, and by them designated to us, by setting stakes and plowing furrows, so as to be easily visible and recognizable, and thence through the lands of Estainville Landry, Mrs. Alphee Dubois, Estate, Norbert Morvant, Estorge & Billeaud, Philogene Landry, Mrs. Hilaire Taylor, Eraste Landry, Wid. Jean Lavinski Landry, Mrs. Jos. Landry, Wm. Cormier, homestead, J. G. St. Julien, M. Billeaud, Sr., Paul Breaux, Lucien St. Julien. The termination of said road, which road is thirty feet wide throughout its entire length, and was so traced and staked out as to be plainly visible throughout its entire course; and we have caused to be made a plat of said road, and the location of the lands of the different proprietors through which said road runs, and the distance and quantity of land expropriated from each owner of said road, which plat is annexed to this our report of said road for reference.

 And we further report that we, said Jury of Freeholders, did on our oaths aforesaid, assess the following damages so taken and expropriated for said road as follows, to-wit:

 To________________$_________

 and to the other proprietors no damages were assessed, as in our opinion the benefit of said road fully compensates the value of their lands taken.

 Done at the Parish of Lafayette, this 30th day of September, 1899.

 Alphee Dubois, Germain Fabre, Estainville Landry, Darmas Landry, J. R. Melancon.
SIDNEY GREIG, Notary Public.

 ENDORSEMENT OF CONSENT.

 I, one of the proprietors named in the written report, do hereby consent to the location and of the road as described in the written report, and accompanying plat; and hereby agree to accept the amount of damages allowed me, by said Jury of Freeholders, as by the written report set forth in full compensation of all damages by me sustained, by reason of the expropriation of my land for the use of said road.

 Signed and dated this 30th day of September, 1899.

 B. P. Landry, Estainville Landry, Widow Jos. Lavinski Landry, J. G. St. Julien, Wid. Jean Landry, Eraste Landry, Estorge & Billeaud, Martial Billeaud, Jr., Amadee Morvant, Felicite Fabre, Alphee Dubois, William Cormier, Natalie Boudreaux, Paul Breaux.
  Witnesses: Norbert Morvant, Joseph G. LeBlanc, J. N. Breaux, M. Billeaud, Jr.
 SIDNEY GREIG, Notary Public.

 The treasurer submitted the following reports:

 To the President and Members of Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette, La. - Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of parish funds since my last report:

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 Respectfully submitted,
   J. E. MARTIN, Parish Treasurer.
 Lafayette, La., Aug. 2, 1900.

 To the President and Members of Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette, La. - Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of the special road funds since my last report:

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 Respectfully submitted,
    J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.
 Lafayette, La., Aug. 2, 1900.

 The following accounts were approved:

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 There being no further business the Jury adjourned.
M. BILLEAUD, JR., President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1900.


 City Council Proceedings.

           Lafayette, La., Aug. 6, 1900.
  The City Council met this day in regular session with Mayor Chas. D. Caffery in the chair. The following members were present: J. E. Martin, C. O. Mouton, F. Demanade, J. O. Mouton, Geo. DeBlanc, H. Hohorst.
Absent: F. E. Girard.

 The W. W. and E. L. committee, to whom was referred the matter to procure light meters, submitted the following to-wit:

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 Moved and duly seconded, that the finance committee's report be accepted as read.

        Lafayette, La., July 31, 1900.
 To the City Council of the town of Lafayette. Gentlemen, your finance committee respectfully report that they have this day examined the books of the treasurer and collector, checked off and cancelled the warrants of the latter office, finding all correct. The collections and disbursements since our last preceding report, April 30, 1900, has been as follows:

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 The collector has collected and turned into the treasury in taxes and licenses $786.60; his commission at 4 per cent $31.46, for which amount the Council should issue a warrant in payment to date.
G. A. DEBLANC,
CHAS. O. MOUTON.

 Moved and duly seconded that a warrant for $31.46 be issued to the collector as recommended therein. Carried.

 The committee appointed to confer with the parties interested in opening street to the Industrial School through the race track, reports not being able to come to an agreement with Mr. Alex Mouton as to price of land needed.

Moved by J. O. Mouton, seconded by J. E. Martin, that expropriation proceedings be instituted to open the street in question for a total width of (60) feet. Fifty (50) feet of which to be acquired from Mr. Alex Mouton. Carried.

 Moved by Geo. A. DeBlanc, seconded by H. Hohorst, that the proposition of Mr. W. F. Owens, Supt. of the S. P. Railroad, relative to taking part of Grant avenue for track purposes, be rejected and that crossing at the intersection of Second street be insisted upon.

 Yeas: Geo. A. DeBlanc, H. Hohorst.
 Nays: C. O. Mouton, J. O. Mouton, F. Demanade, J. E. Martin.

Moved by C. O. Mouton, seconded by J. O. Mouton, that opening of Second street be isolated upon and that in the matter of allowing, S. P. Railroad Co. more space on Grant avenue, be again taken up by the committee with Supt. Owens with the view of adjusting the matter if possible. Motion carried.

 The following bills were approved:

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 Moved and duly seconded, that petition of citizens from Madison street asking for a bridge be referred to street committee. Carried.

 The petition of citizens from McComb City asking the council for an appropriation to build a plank walk from Pellerin Bros., Saloon to E. T. McBride's property, was read and accepted.

 Moved by C. O. Mouton, seconded by Geo. DeBlanc, that the sum of seventy-five ($75) dollars be appropriated, provided that same be completed to specifications set out in bid of A. J. Ross. Carried.

 Moved by Geo. DeBlanc, seconded by J. E. Martin, that the mayor appoint a committee of three to confer with the committee appointed by the Police Jury relative to drainage of the northern part of town and that the mayor be ex-officio chairman of of said committee. Adopted.

 Committee: Chas. D. Caffery, Geo. A. DeBlanc, J. E. Martin.

 Moved and duly seconded, that the chairman of W. W. & E. L. plant committee be authorized to bring suit in the name of corporation against all delinquent subscribers of light and water after two days notice. And that hereafter all consumers shall be required to pay for light and water on the first of each month on the demand of the Superintendent and upon failure so to pay, suit for payment shall be instituted at once. Adopted.

 There being no further business the Council adjourned to meet the first Monday in September.
CHAS. D. CAFFERY, Mayor.
LOUIS LACOSTE, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1900. 



  

  



 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 8/11/1900.
 

Mr. J. Ozeme LeBlanc returned last Tuesday from Rollover, a popular summer resort on the Texas coast. Mr. LeBlanc reports having had a very enjoyable time.

 Twenty-nine car loads of machinery passed through on the Southern Pacific road this week on their way to Hawaii. We are informed that the machinery is to be used in the manufacture of sugar.

 Rev. and Mrs. C. C. Wier are visiting Houston this week.


 For Rent. - A small dwelling house, near centre of town. Apply at this office.

 Henry Estorge, clerk of court of St. Landry, was in Lafayette Tuesday.

 Danton Domengeaux, of Breaux Bridge was in Lafayette this week.

 Last Saturday officer Edwin Campbell arrested a negro named Jos. Dugas, charged with stealing a pair of shoes from Mr. Bourgeous' shop.

 George Sherer has brought to this office two very fine stalks of sugar cane, each having 12 well formed red joints. They were taken from the farm of Hebrard Girard near Broussard. The cane crop in that section is reported to be in good condition.


 Mrs. T. Younger is visiting Mrs. F. C. Triay.
Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1900.














 From the Lafayette Gazette of August 11th, 1894:  

 

Fire at Crescent Hotel.

 Last Wednesday morning young Willie Mitchell discovered that the roof of the kitchen at the Crescent News Hotel was on fire. He immediately informed the bystanders, among whom were Judge Bowen and Mr. A. Labe, who, with the help of Mr. Otto, the baker at the hotel, procured a ladder ascended to the roof and extinguished the fire with a bucket of water. It is believed that the fire originated from sparks from the kitchen chimney.  Laf. Gazette 8/11/1894.





BIDS BEING ACCEPTED.

 Bids for the building of the annex of the public school house will be received to-day by the committee appointed by the School Board. We were shown the plan of the proposed building and we were impressed with its commodiousness and neatness.
Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1894.


Stationed at Baldwin.

 Mr. Frank P. Davis, who has been stationed at Morgan City for some years, has been appointed agent at Baldwin in place of Mr. S. J. Bouchard, who goes to Lafayette to accept a similar position. Mr. Bouchard, since he has made many friends, whose best wishes go with him to his new home, while Mr. Davis' many friends rejoice at his promotion. From the Franklin Vindicator and in the Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1894.

Brought in Stalk of Cane.

 A stalk of sugar cane, raised on Desire Savoy's place, and measuring four feet six inches and with twelve joints, was on exhibition at Gus Lacoste's store yesterday morning. Another stalk equally as fine and of the same size was brought to our office by Mr. Leon Plonsky. It was raised on his farm on Bayou Vermilion. Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1894.



Attempted Burglary.

 A burglar attempted to break in Mrs. M. P. Young's home Tuesday night; but fortunately one of the ladies in the house heard the noise and called for assistance. One of the blinds had been cut out and had not the lady been awakened the burglar would have effected an entrance.
Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1894.


 Races at Breaux Bridge.

 There will be some interesting races at Breaux Bridge to-morrow. Among the races advertised to take place is the one between Prescott, belonging to Narcisse Dugas, of Lafayette, and Scott, belonging to Bibi Patin, of Breaux Bridge. We understand that a large number of gentlemen from this town will attend. Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1894.





Reunion of Veterans. 
The Gazette is requested to announce that a grand reunion of Confederate veterans will be held at Woodsworth Springs, near Washington, La., on Saturday, Aug. 18. All confederate soldiers and their families and friends are cordially invited to be present. Interesting addresses will be delivered by eloquent speakers. A good time is anticipated.
Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1894.






Police Jury Proceedings.

        Lafayette, La., July 30, 1894.
  The Police Jury met in regular session this day with the following members present: J. G. St. Julien, H. M. Durke, R. C. Landry, A. D. Landry, Alf. A. Delhomme and Alfred Hebert. Absent: Ford Hoffpauir, and C. C. Brown.

 In the absence of the president and secretary called the meeting to order and by motion duly made Mr. St. Julien was elected president pro tem.

 The minutes of the previous meetings were read and approved.

 By motion the sum of $100 was appropriated and set aside for the benefit of the Lafayette public school building fund and the said amount made subject to the order of the School Board.

 By motion, $25 was allowed M. T. Martin for services in gathering documents relative to the titles of public roads.

 By motion, the President was authorized to appoint a committee of two to take measurements for the construction of a bridge over Bayou Vermilion, at Creighton's place, and advertise for bids for the erection of the same. Bids to be sealed and submitted to the Police Jury at its next regular meeting for acceptance of rejection. On this committee were appointed: Messrs. R. C. Landry and Alfred Hebert.

 Mr. Hebert was authorized to construct a bridge over coulee Christophe.

 The sum of $200 was allowed Mr. St. Julien on account of the drainage fund for the 5th ward.

 The sum of $54.45 was allowed Mr. Alfred Hebert on account of the drainage fund for the 3rd ward.

 By motion it was resolved that bids be received at the next meeting for painting Pin Hook Bridge. All material to be furnished by the contractor.

 The jury of freeholders appointed to trace a public road from P. A. Chiasson's place to Scott station submitted the following report which was, on motion, duly adopted:

 The sum of $20 was deposited in the treasury by interested persons to cover the amount of expropriation to heirs of Dominique Cayret.

 STATE OF LOUISIANA, PARISH OF LAFAYETTE.
  P. Ambroise Chiasson, P. Albert Delhomme, Jules David, Olivier Chiasson, J. Clemile Bernard and John Bertrand, do solemnly swear that I will lay out the road now directed to be laid out by the Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette to the greatest ease and advantage of the inhabitants and with as little prejudice to enclosures as may be without favor or affection, malice of hatred, and to the best of my skill and abilities. So help me God. And furthermore that I will truly assess all damages to properties caused by said road to the best of my judgment and ability. P. A. Chiasson, P. A. Delhomme, J. C. Bernard, Jules David, Olivier Chiasson, John D. Bertrand.

 Sworn to and subscribed before me this 27th day of July, 1894.
ED. G. VOORHIES, Notary Public.

 REPORT.

 We, the undersigned Jury of Freeholders of the parish of Lafayette, duly appointed by the Police Jury of said parish, to trace and lay out a public road leading from P. A. Chiasson, starting from the public road at that place, through the land of the following proprietors to-wit: P. A. Chiasson, Peter Anderson, John Winston, P. A. Delhomme, Antoine Dominique, John Bertrand, J. Clemile Bertrand, John Winston, heirs of John McDonald, Alexandre Hebert, to town of Scott, having been notified of our appointment and of the time and place of meeting by the person first named in said order of appointment and having severally taken and subscribed the foregoing oath and having given notice to each and every one of the aforesaid proprietors in writing at least three days previous of the time and place of meeting, and of the intended laying out of said road, through the lands of said proprietors, which notices were duly served on said proprietors, did meet on the 27th day of July, 1894, at John Bertrand, the place designated is said notices, and did then and there in the presence of the following named of said proprietors, to-wit: P. A. Chiasson, John Bertand, P. A. Delhomme, and Octave Bertrand, proceed to trace and lay out said public road as follows:  Beginning at the public road, at the North-Eastern extremity of the plantation of P. Ambroise Chiasson and running thence through the lands of the parties herein after mentioned for a distance of 3 1/4 miles more or less taking strip of fifteen feet wide, of the land of each one along their common boundary line which boundary was mutually agreed upon, to be easily visible and recognizable and thence through the lands of P. Ambroise Chiasson, Peter Anderson, P. A. Delhomme, John Winston, Antoine Domingue, John Bertrand, Clemile Bernard, John Winston, Heirs of John McDonald, Alex Hebert, Euzebe Hebert, P. A. Delhomme, Alexander Delhomme, Heirs of Dominique Cayret thence to Scott, and A. D. Boudreaux joining the public road to Lafayette, the termination of said road, which is thirty feet wide throughout its entire length and so traced and staked out as to be plainly visible throughout its entire course; and we have caused to be made a plat of said road and the location of the lands of the different proprietors though which said road runs and the distance and quantity of land expropriated from each owner for said road, which plat is annexed to this reference, and we further report that we said jury of freeholders did on our on our oaths aforesaid assess the following damages to proprietors in compensation for their land, as taken and expropriated for said road, as follows, to-with:

 To Heirs of Dominique Cayret $20.

 And to the other proprietors no damage were assessed, as in our opinion the benefit of said road fully compensates the value of the land taken. Done at the parish of Lafayette, this 27th day of July, 1894:  J. C. Bernard, P. A. Chiasson, P. A. Delhomme, Jules David, Olivier Chiasson, John D. Bertrand.

 STATE OF LOUISIANA PARISH OF ST. LANDRY.

 I, Charles N. Ealer, do hereby appoint and authorize P. A. Delhomme of the parish of Lafayette to convey to the parish of Lafayette without considering, a strip of land twenty (20) feet wide, North of the line established by Geo. O. Elms, surveyor, bearing on the southern line of the South-East 1/2 of the Southwest 1/2 and the South-West 1/2/ of the South-East 1/2 of section 24, Township nine (9), South of Range three (3) East. It is hereby agreed that the said road donation is to be used as a public road, and should the said road at any future time be abandoned the said land is to pass into the hands of said donor. Charles N. Ealer, Agt. for Heirs of John McDonald. Witnesses: Chas. L. Elmes, C. B. Andrus.

 OPELOUSAS LOUISIANA. July 28, 1894.

 ENDORSEMENT OF CONSENT.

 I, one of the proprietors named in the written report, do hereby consent to the location, and direction of the road, as described in the written report, and accompanying plat, and hereby agree to accept the amount of damages allowed me by said jury of freeholders as by the written report set forth in full compensation of all damages by me sustained by reason of the expropriation of my land, for the use of said road.

 Signed and dates this 27th day of July 1894, P. A. Chiasson, J. C. Bernard, Alexander Delhomme, A. D. Boudreaux, Peter Anderson.

 Witnesses: Ed. G. Voorhies, J. S. Mouton.

 By motion the above road was declared a public highway and ordered opened and worked by the road overseer. The sum of $20 was appropriated and set aside for the payment of damages assessed.

 The Treasurer submitted his monthly report as follows:

 To the President and Members of the Police Jury:

The following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of parish funds:

 July 5, 1894 To cash on hand ....
 $1,841.03 as per settlement.

July 28, 1894 By amount paid on approved orders .... $304.60

 To balance on hand .... $1,536.423

 Respectfully submitted,
WM. CLEGG, Parish Treasurer.

 Lafayette, La., July 30, 1894.

 The account of Sheriff A. L. LeBlanc, for $35 was rejected and referred for correction.


 The following accounts were laid over:

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There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
J. G. ST. JULIEN, President pro tem.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1894.



SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION.
An Interesting and Successful Meeting of Sunday School Workers of Lafayette.

 Pursuant to a notice a Parish Sunday School Convention was held last Tuesday in the Methodist church under the management of Mr. C. A. Tiebout, representing the State Sunday School Association.

 The convention was called to order by Mr. Tiebout, who briefly explained the objects in view, summarizing the whole in the motto: "More Work and Better Work in the Sunday Schools."

 Rev. J. M. Beard then read an appropriate passage of Scripture and prayed God's blessing on the convention.

 Mrs. T. S. Randle delivered an address of welcome, which was responded to by Rev. Abel Hoffpauir.

 The following committee on organization was appointed; T. F. Webb, Jr., Starcus Hoffpauir, David Riggs.

 Rev. Ross Randle spoke on the "Duties of Sunday School Teachers," and was followed by others in expressions of individual experience.

 The subject, "How to Interest Parents," was then generally discussed.

 Miss Stella Truman, of Opelousas, then read any essay on "What Pupils Expect of their Teachers." The young lady reflected credit upon herself by the ability and earnest sincerity with which she presented the duties and responsibilities devolving upon the conscientious teacher. The paper showed mature thought and thorough biblical knowledge which latter was indeed the basis and inspiration of the entire essay. Justice can not be accorded here to the sterling merit of the article for only those can appreciate it who were fortunate enough to hear its eloquent delivery.

 The various Sunday Schools represented submitted the following reports:

 Ridge - Superintendent, Abel Hoffpauir; secretary, Jno. Hollister; teachers and officers, 9; pupils, 71; average, 40.

 Bethel - Superintendent, Silas Hoffpauir; Ben Avant, assistant; Miss Eula Koch, secretary; teachers, 6; pupils, 80;

 Lafayette Methodist - Superintendent, David Riggs, secretary and treasurer, J. J. Davidson; teachers, 6; pupils, 75.

 Lafayette Presbyterian - Superintendent, T. F. Webb, Jr., R. C. Grieg, secretary; Miss Anna Webb, treasurer; teachers, 3; pupils, 50.

 The above schools were represented by the respective delegates in number 57.

 Rev. Neal then spoke on "Use and Abuse of the Lesson Paper," which was followed by a general and at times very animated discussion of the subject.

 The following delegates were elected to represent the body in the State convention:  Bethel, Silas Hoffpauir; Ridge, Abel Hoffpauir; Lafayette, W. B. Torian, R. C. Greig.

 The committee on organization submitted a consultation and the following list of officers for permanent organization:  Thos. F. Webb, Sr., president; R. C. Greig, secretary; Miss Eula Koch, assistant secretary; Starcus Hoffpauir, Fred Webb.  Executive committee:  Hines Hoffpauir, John Hollister, Wm. Beadle.

 At the evening session, Mr. Tiebout gave an interesting exposition, an "Outline Study of the Four Gospel."

 Other subjects were briefly discussed among which may be mentioned "House to House Visitation."

 The utmost enthusiasm prevailed throughout the proceedings which were interspersed with religious exercises and song service. Misses Stella Truman and L. E. Hafkesbring presided at the organ and assisted by the young ladies and gentlemen of the choir, rendered the song service a most important feature of the convention.

 A vote of thanks was tendered Mr. Tiebout for the able manner with which he conducted the convention and for the deep interest aroused by him in Sunday School work.

 The sum of $20.50 was reported subscribed to aid in carrying on the work of the State Association.

 Rev. T. S. Randle then made an earnest and fervent appeal for more, thorough and conscientious labor in the cause and the convention adjourned sine die by singing "God Be With You Till We Meet Again." Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1894.


CARENCRO NEWS.
The Gazette Correspondent's Weekly Resume of Items of Interest in and About Carencro.

 Hon. A. I. Guilbeau went to Lake Charles last week on a business trip.

 Mr. Cyrus Guidry and family, formerly of Breaux Bridge, have moved into and now occupy the Melchoir cottage.

 Mrs. S. F. Steere and children, of Shreveport, are visiting at Huron.

 Mr. A. Cheffer has added to his stock a general line of builders' hardware.

 Master Walter Bloch returned to New Orleans last Tuesday, after spending several weeks with relatives in Carencro.

 Capt. Cook is progressing steadily with the grading of the Teche railroad in the direction of Breaux Bridge.

 Rumor has it that one of Avoyelle's charming belles has captured the heart of one of our young men.

 A. Saligona has opened a fruit and vegetable stand opposite Mr. A. I. Guilbeau's store.

 Mr. J. Blum was a visitor in Opelousas last Sunday.

 There was quite a pleasant reception and entertainment given at the residence of Mr. E. M. Magnon on the evening of Aug. 4th by the "Merry Twelve Social Club." The following lades and gentlemen were present and enjoyed themselves very much. Mesdames E. M. Magnon, V. E. Dupuis, F. Mouton and Mrs. C. Daigu of New Orleans, Misses Magnon, C. Prejean, Bernard, Guidry, Addison and Arais Bernard, and Hon. O. P. Guilbeau, and Messrs. Leonce, Edmond, and Syd. Dupuis, C. Jeanmard, Clovis Breaux, N. Magnon, Frank Mouton, Felix Guilbeau, Simon Broussard, S. Arceneaux, J. B. Sonnier, and Elie Bernard. We extend our congratulations to the "Merry Twelve," on the success of their first entertainment given for the pleasure of the friends.

 We know two young ladies in Carencro, who have, to say the least, a very vivid imagination.

 Prof. Charles Heichelheim will open a private school at the public school building commencing Monday August 13. He will also assume charge of the Carencro night school same date. We know that there are a number of young men who will gladly avail themselves of the advantages offered by a property conducted night school. Prof. Heichelheim is a teacher of experience and will give entire satisfaction.

 The many friends of Mr. I. Bernard regret to learn of his continued illness.

 The Huron Refinery is being put in thorough readiness for the coming crop.

 The "knowing ones" will be please to learn that the "washing machine" and "After the Ball," have decided to suspend hostilities.
     (Signed) TOTIDEM VERBIS.
Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1894.




News Notes 8/11/1894.

 Mr. Martin Begnaud, of Scott, was in town Monday on business.

 Dr. Roy Young, of Royville, was in Lafayette Wednesday.

 Hebert Billaud went to New Orleans this week, Mr. Hirsch is attending to the prisoners during Mr. Billaud's absence.

 Felix Salles left Monday for a few days sojourn at Bay St. Louis

 Emile Cayard, an employee of the Southern Pacific at Algiers, was seen on our streets

 Sunday. Judge C. Debaillon and E. Constantin, Esq., drove to Broussardville last Monday.
 Felix Salles left Monday for a few days sojourn at Bay St. Louis. He will also visit Pass Christian.

 Mr. E. M. Thompson, the capable architect from Duson, passed through town Thursday on his way to Carencro where he will supervise the construction of the sugar refinery.


 The brick walk being built around the court-house square will be just the thing for our local bicycle riders.

 A game of ball will be played on the diamond Sunday, between the Pilett's Juniors and the Evening Stars of Lafayette. The game will be called at 3 o'clock sharp.

 C. B. Porch went to Grand Cheniere Sunday and boarded a steamer for Galveston where he spent a couple of days with friends. He returned home Thursday.

 Dr. Fred Mayer, of the Quarantine station, was in Lafayette Thursday. The doctor is very popular here and his visits are always a source of pleasure to his many friends.

 We are informed that a large gin will be put in at the ginnery on Mrs. Leon Billaud's plantation. Some new machinery will be also added and the capacity of the mill will be considerably increased.

  C. C. Mallard, superintendent of bridges and buildings on the Southern Pacific road, was in Lafayette Wednesday.

 B. A. Salles returned home Monday after spending several days with relatives in New Orleans.

 Last Tuesday, a young negro charged with stealing a watch, tried to break out of jail. With the use of a fork he succeeded in breaking off several bricks from the wall in one of the rooms on the ground floor and with a little more work he would have made a hole sufficiently large enough to escape.

 On thing Lafayette needs above all others is an ice factory. We are surprised that some of our citizens have not already invested in an enterprise of this kind. No town on the Southern Pacific road possesses the same advantages as Lafayette. Her shipping facilities are far better than those of her sister towns where ice factories have proved successful ventures.

 We are informed that a large gin will be put in at the ginnery on Mrs. Leon Billaud's plantation. Some new machinery will also be added and the capacity of the mill will be considerably increased. Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1894.












 From the Lafayette Advertiser of August 11, 1894.



Attempted Break-Ins Prompt's Dead-Bolt Sales.

 There has been an increased demand for bolts and other door and window fastenings since the attempted forcible entrance into Mrs. A. C. Young's residence last Tuesday night. The burglar tried to gain admission into the house through a blind door leading into a bed-room occupied by Mr. and Mrs. William Kelly, Mr. Kelly happening to be absent at that time. The noise accompanying the act of opening the blinds awakened Mrs. Kelly whose movements in leaving the apartment for assistance frightened off the would-be house breaker. Such gentry deserve to be shot down in their tracks that they may be deterred from further molestations of the kind.  Lafayette Advertiser 8/11/1894.  





Fire at the Crescent.

 A fire broke out in the kitchen roof of the Crescent Hotel last Wednesday and for a time occasioned much uneasiness. The blaze was placed under control, however, by inmates of the building, before it could gain much headway.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/11/1894.



Carencro Sugar Mill.

 Work on the Sugar Mill at Carencro is progressing to the satisfaction of all parties interested and with no outward happening the mill will be ready to begin operations in October. The handling of cane crop of that section of the parish will be greatly facilitated in consequence if this, a fact of no small moment to farmers of that neighborhood. Lafayette Advertiser 8/11/1894.

 School Annex.

 Appropriations of $200 by the School Board, $100 by the Police Jury, $50 by the City Council and $70 raised by the 14th of July pic-nic - about $420 in all, insures, we think, the erection of the annex to the public school building.

 Good for Lafayette. Let her people be up and a-doing, ever alive to the town's best interest in the march of progress.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/11/1894.



Over the Line. - Because Mr. B. Falk made the mistake to erect a building on land he believed to be his own but which it now appears, belongs to Mr. A. Deffez, it became necessary for him to shift the said building from the north to the south side of the house now occupied by Mr. R. L. McBride. The change was made Friday of last week. Lafayette Advertiser 8/11/1894.



AN IMPROVED CANE-WAGON. - Parties intending purchasing carts or wagons this fall for handling their cane would do well before doing so, to see Mr. J. Nickerson's improved platform, cane, and farm wagons. It is claimed that with this wagon more than one-third of the expense usually incurred in handling and shipping with the cart as common wagon can be saved. This wagon is guaranteed to carry two tones on any reasonable road, yet is much lighter and cheaper than the cost and can be used for all kinds of farm work without changing the box such as hauling rice, hay, cotton, corn and potatoes. And for planting cane it has no equal as the box is so low down, the planter can stand on the ground take the cane from the wagon as you drive along and place it in the roads for covering which saves the dumping in piles and carrying long distances and also from scraping off the eyes. It is claimed that the dumping cart or wagon has no advantage over this wagon, for if cane is not shipped as fast as it is hauled it must be filed up, or dumped all around one load in a place, to be carried to the car afterwards, which takes a great deal of time, and time is money. It is also claimed that two men carry it in and stow it away in the car from this platform wagon easier and faster than three men can pick it up from the ground, and throw it in the car when dumped. Lafayette Advertiser 8/11/1894.



Fun Time at the Parkerson's. - The pretty lawn in front of the attractive home of Judge and Mrs. Parkerson was enlivened the the presence of many happy children last Wednesday evening. They had gathered there for the purpose of having a general good time and as their coming was expected on this occasion an abundant supply of cake and ice-cream had been provided for the enjoyment of the little people. Games and other amusements caused the time to pass away pleasantly until all returned home tired out from romping and prepared to enjoy an all night's rest. Lafayette Advertiser 8/11/1894.



Make-Good. - In our last issue we inadvertently omitted to make mention of the death of Mrs. A. D. Boudreaux, nee Azema Martin. This gentle Christian woman departed this life on the 2nd. instant. Her loss is greatly mourned by her surviving husband and children, to whom The ADVERTISER sends its condolences. Lafayette Advertiser 8/11/1894. 





 New Night Operator. -  Mr. S. J. Bouchard has been transferred from Baldwin to this place to succeed Ed. Voneye, as night operator. Mr. Bouchard, it will be remembered, resided here six years ago and during his stay made many friends and acquaintances who will be glad to hear of his return. His family, consists of a wife and four children. Mr. Voneye is now stationed at Morgan City.
  


  Hope Springs Eternal. -  A certain old darkey, it is said, is seen to go to the old post office stand every day since the location has been changed, as he has been doing for the past four years, believing it to be merely an accident that he finds the old place closed and that he will be certain to catch the office open one of these bright days. Lafayette  Advertiser 8/11/1894.



 Parish Sunday School Convention.

 The first Sunday School Convention of Lafayette parish convened at the Methodist church, in Lafayette, Thursday, Aug. 9th, at 2:30 p. m., with delegates representing four schools.

 Mr. C. A. Tiebout, of Roseland, who is working for the advancement of the Sunday School cause in this State as organizer, opened the meeting and conducted the exercises.

 Following if the program:

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The report was received and by vote those nominated were declared elected.

 Twenty-one dollars and seventy-five cents was subscribed to go to the State fund to advance the work of Sunday Schools.

 Mr. Tieubout exhibited a map showing that there are over 4,000 white children in this parish whose ages range between 6 to 18 years and less than 300 in Sunday Schools. He also lectured on methods in Bible Teaching which was well received.

 Brief remarks were made by a number of those present. The papers read and the addresses made were earnest and effective. While this the first Sunday School Convention was small in comparison with the number of the population, the work is stimulated; new life, new energy and greater determination were awakened in this great agency of religion, morality and civilization.

 "God be with you till we meet again" with the closing song, during the singing in which, nearly every body in the house shook hands with Mr. Tiebout in wishing him Godspeed in his good work. After this the Convention adjourned, the people of departing delighted with Lafayette's first S. S. Convention. Lafayette Advertiser 8/11/1894.

THE LADIES OF GOOD WILL.

 We acknowledge an agreeable call from a committee of the Society of the Ladies of good will, composed newly of the elected president, Mrs. W. B. Bailey, and Mesdames Jules Revillon, H. L. Monnier and Louis Mouton. The committee was out for the purpose of interesting a number of persons in the formation of a dramatic club that shall at once proceed to put a play on the boards for the purpose of raising money to assist in carrying out the main object of the association, viz: fire protection for the town. We have spoken on the necessity there existed for extending the ladies every support and encouragement possible in their most laudable undertaking. It is the bounden duty of the citizens of the community to further in every way that is practicable, the success of the movement. Lafayette Advertiser 8/11/1894.

  


Visiting Sister in Lafayette.
Mother Hyacinthe, of New Orleans, arrived last Saturday to spend a few days with her sister, Mrs. C. H. Eastin. Mother Hyacinthe was in charge of the Lafayette Mt. Carmel Convent for many years and when her field of work was removed to New Orleans her departure was much regretted by a large circle of friends. Lafayette Advertiser 8/11/1894.  
A NEW FIRM.

     Lafayette, La., July 26th, 1894.
 I have this day sold my entire stock of general merchandise to Mr. M. Rosenfield who will hereafter conduct the business on his own account.

 In retiring I desire to thank all my friends and the public, for their liberal patronage in the past, and hop that the same will be extended to my successor, Mr. M. Rosenfield, whom I cheerfully recommend to them.
NUMA SCHAYOT.

 Referring to the above said card, I would say, that I shall make every endeavor to merit your patronage which I respectfully solicit.
M. ROSENFIELD.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/11/1894.



NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.

 Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned committee, duly authorized, will receive sealed proposals Saturday August 11th, inst., for the construction of an annex to the Lafayette Public School house. Plan and specifications may be had on application. Contractors desiring to bid, will please submit the same at the Court House, between the hours of 9 o'clock A. M. and 12 mid., on the above mentioned date. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids.
WM. CLEGG, JULIAN MOUTON, R. C. GREIG.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/11/1894.


City Council Proceedings.

 The City Council met Monday. The following members present:  Wm. Campbell, Mayor; Andre Martin, A. T. Caillouet, Alb. Delahoussaye and and Jno. O. Mouton. Absent: Felix Demanade, Henry Church and Albert Cayard. Secretary Nevue was at his stand.

 The minutes of last meeting were ready and approved. Also the report of the finance committee which was ordered to be placed on the minutes.

 The finance committee made the following report:

 To the Hon. Mayor and Council of Lafayette:

 The undersigned finance committee having examined the books and report of the treasurer and collector for the quarter ending July 31, 1894, beg leave to make the following report to-wit:

 The treasurer's books show a cash balance from last April 30, 1894 of ... $413.00

 May 7, cash from J. Vigneaux constable ... $700.93

 May 12, cash from Wm. Campbell, mayor ... $67.50

 July 24, cash from Jno. Vigneaux constable ... $24.57.

 Total  ... $1,206.00

 July 31, amount warrants paid and cancelled by finance committee from Nos. 430 to 463 inclusive .... 
Total .... $1,206.00

COLLECTOR'S REPORT.

Quarter ending July 31, 1894, show a collection of licenses ... $495.00

CR.

 July 31, cash paid to treasurer ... $24.47
Cash paid to treasurer .... $400.00

 By commission on $495 at 6 per cent ...$29.70
Total $454.27
Balance to be accounted for by collector .... $40.73
Total ... $495.00

MAYOR'S REPORT.

 July 31, by fines collected .... $27.50
By Bazaar .... $5.00.
Respectfully submitted,
A. T. CAILLOUET,
A. DELAHOUSSAYE,
Finance Committee,
  It was moved and seconded that the sum of fifty dollars be appropriated for the construction of an annex to the public school house in the town of Lafayette, said amount to be paid in January, 1895.

 The street committee, not being ready to report on the opening of 3d street at railroad crossing, time was granted then until next meeting.

 A number of bills were approved and ordered paid. Lafayette Advertiser  8/11/1894.


  

  

  

School Board Proceedings.

         Lafayette, La., July 30th, 1894.
  Pursuant to adjournment the Board of School Directors met this day with the following members present:  J. O. Broussard, J. S. Whittington, C. Bernard, Jasper Spell, and Dr. W. W. Lessley. Absent: P. A. Chiasson, A. C. Guilbeau and H. Theall.

 The reading of the minutes were dispensed with.

 On motion of Dr. Lessley seconded by Mr. Whittington all the public schools of the parish were ordered to be opened Monday September 10th, 1894, and that the following teachers be assigned to the several schools as follows:

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 An application for the position of assistant teacher for the High School was received from Miss Inez Rushing.

 A petition from the patrons of the Comeaux School, 5th ward asking that Mr. Ed. St. Julien be appointed teacher of said school was received and read.

 On motion of Mr. Whittington, seconded by Mr. Bernard, the sum of $200.00 (or so much thereof as will be necessary) be appropriated to build an annex to the Lafayette White School; and that Mr. Wm. Clegg, Hon. Julien Mouton and R. C. Greig be appointed as a committee to have said improvement made.

 On motion of Mr. Whittington, seconded by Mr. Bernard, Dr. Lessley was authorized to purchase sufficient lumber to build a school house 20 x 30 feet for the Broussard school, 6th ward.

 The following accounts were approved:

 Moss & Mouton, lumber, ... $24.68.
 W. B. Bailey, passing acts ... $4.00.

 There being no further business the Board adjourned.
J. O. BROUSSARD, Pres. pro tem.
H. E. TOLL, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/11/1894.



City Council Proceedings.

        Lafayette, La., Aug. 8th, 1894.
  The City Council met this day with the following members present to-wit: Wm. Campbell, Mayor; Andre Martin, A. T. Caillouet, Alb. Delahoussaye and John O. Mouton. Absent: Felix Demanade, Henry Church and Alb. Cayard.

 The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

 Also, the Report of the Finance Committee, which was ordered to be placed on the minutes book.

 To the Hon. Mayor and Council of Lafayette, the undersigned Finance committee having examined the books and reports of the Treasurer and Collector for the quarter ending July, 31st, 1894, beg leave to make the following report to-wit:

 Debit.

 The Treasurer's books show a cash balance from the last report April 30th, 1894, to $413.00

 May 7th, Cash to Jean Vigneaux, Const.$700.93

 May 12th, Cash to Wm. Campbell, Mayor $67.50

 July 24th Cash to Jean Vigneaux, Const. $24.57

 Total $1,206.00

 Credit.


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 Respectfully submitted,
A. T. CAILLOUET,
A. DELAHOUSSAYE,
Finance Committee.

 Moved and seconded that the sum of Fifty dollars be appropriated for the construction of an annex to the Public School house in the town of Lafayette. Said amount to be paid in Jan. 1895.

 The Street Committee not being ready to report on the opening of 3rd street at Rail Road crossing, further time was granted them to next meeting.

 On motion the following accounts were approved and ordered to be paid August 6th, 1894.

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 On motion the Council adjourned to next regular meeting.
WM. CAMPBELL, Mayor.
A. NEVUE, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 8/11/1894.






Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 8/11/1894.



The next term of the public schools in the parish will begin Sept. 10th. 

Dr. P. M. Girard of Scott, was a welcome caller in our town, Monday.

 Capt. Pharr and General F. F. Myles, came up from New Iberia Sunday.

 Miss Kate Collins, of New Orleans, is at present visiting her sister, Mrs. Wm. Clegg.


 Miss Julia McCloskey of Algiers, is the guest of Mrs. T. J. Tierney.

 Miss Cora Desbrest of Opelousas is the guest of Misses Isaure and Lydia McDaniel.

 Mr. Frank Hopkins and wife of Opelousas, visited the family of Dr. T. B. Hopkins, Saturday last.

 The Knapp railroad that is to connect Breaux Bridge with the Southern Pacific railroad at Carencro is completed within a half mile of Breaux Bridge.

 A newcomer made its appearance at the home of Mr. C. C. Higginbotham last Sunday morning, August 5th., T 'was a little girl.


 Mrs. L. Billaud received new machinery for her cotton gin, Tuesday.

 A fire broke out in the kitchen roof of the Crescent Hotel last Wednesday and for a tome occasioned much uneasiness. The blaze was place under control, however, inmates of the building, before it could gain much headway.

 Mr. C. B. Porch made a trip to Mermentau, down that river to Grand Cheniere and by way of the Gulf to Galveston, returning by rail, this week.


 Moss & Mouton report a very satisfactory improvement in business at their lumber yard, of late, and look for a good fall demand for building material.

 We received a pleasant call from Mr. John Nickerson last Wednesday. The condition of his leg is so much improved he is able to go about on crutches with considerable ease.

 Job work continues to be plentiful with us. We like to keep busy, though, and won't refuse any orders left with us, whether they be large or small. We guarantee satisfaction as to quality and price.

 On a leave of absence till October, Mr. F. H. Gregory the ever faithful and popular engineer on the railroad from here to Alexandria, left last Saturday to visit his children who reside at Campbellsville, Taylor county Kentucky.


 One of the fair sex from Opelousas was the guest of Miss Nannie Randle this week, in the person of Miss Stella Truman who attended to the S. S. Convention.

 Encouraging reports about the cotton, corn and cane crops are coming in from every part of the parish. The outlook for an abundant yield is quite flattering and it is to be hoped nothing will happen to mar present prospects.

Lafayette Advertiser 8/11/1894.












 From the Lafayette Advertiser of August 11th, 1901:

FLORENT SONTAG.
New Chief of the Department of Music, Southwestern Industrial School.

 President E. Lewis Stephens, of the Southwestern Industrial Institute, located in Lafayette, La., has given renewed assurance of his level-headed executive ability in his recent selection of Florent Sontag as head of the department of of music of the institute. Florent Sontag has the honor of being a Louisiana boy, and, too, Louisiana has the honor of claiming him as one of her own. The son of a musician eminence, the paternal grand-nephew of a prima donna, Henrietta Sontag (in her day a French celebrity,) Florent Sontag has added to a natural love for music the skill and knowledge attained by infinite work and pains taking. He has a vast practical experience. George Sontag, his father, was in his day New Orleans favorite bandmaster, the entertainer of thousands of people at both West End and Spanish Fort. He came from Strassbourg. Alsace Lorraine, and was a finished musician of original powers. At the age of thirteen years, his son, Florent Sontag, was to be found, the veriest boy, playing the violin, under the baton of Martin in our French opera. He was born in Breaux Bridge in 1871, in the parish of St. Martin. The youngster began the study of the piano under his father, at the age of seven; two years later he added the study of the violin, so that it was only five years afterwards that, even at the extreme youth, we find him sufficiently proficient to be dabbling with the great masters of music with the second violin, before the most critical audience in America and under an inexorable chief. Two years later he undertook the cornet and on the three instruments he worked so indefatigably that to-day it is impossible for the skilled ear to tell which is his favorite. He played at the French opera for twelve years, in summer seasons with Paoletti at West End, in those fine organizations which this gifted master knew so well how to organize. For the past fives he has been cornetist in the Grau Opera Company and this summer and last has played with the Metropolitan and Olympia Opera Companies respectively. He would have been with the Grau Opera next season had President Stephens not captured him.

 Sontag is thorough. He loves music. Whether with violin or cornet he has attained the skill which, with his keen appreciation of the beautiful in music, and his knowledge of the art, makes him a soloist of splendid entertaining power. Added to his practical knowledge and equipment, he understands theory. Altogether, the selection not alone reflects credit on President Stephens and the man selected, but it is a distinct gain to the state, seeing that this institute is building on a broad and splendid plan, with powerful influences reaching throughout Louisiana, for good or ill.

 Harlequin desires to extend congratulations. Lafayette Advertiser 8/10/1901. 
         


LAGNIAPPE: 
HE WANTED AN OFFICE.

 But He Finally Concluded That He Must Be Mistaken After All.

 An amusing incident occurred during the last session of the legislature. As usual there was a wild scramble for all the fat clerkships, and among the candidates was one young man from the rural districts whose trousers were gradually working up toward his boot tops. In some way he fell in with Eddie Farrell, to whom he confided his ambitions. Farrell towed him into the office of the Golden Eagle, where a crowd of legislators, newspaper men, lobbyists and candidates were discussing the affairs of the day.

 "Gentlemen, this is my friend, Mr. Smith, said Farrell, by way of introduction and then added, with a signifigant glance at the "high-water" trousers, "he is a candidate for the position of clerk of the committee on overflowed lands."

 The roar of laughter that greeted the announcement convinced the granger that his candidacy was a huge joke.

 From the San Francisco Post and in the Lafayette Gazette 8/11/1894.  

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