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From the Lafayette Advertiser of October 11th, 1905:


 Industrial Institute Will Not Open Until Wednesday, Nov. 4, Teachers Cannot Reach Lafayette Till Removal of Quarantines.

On account of the fact that the southwestern parishes of the State, including Lafayette, have determined to hold quarantines against New Orleans and infected points until the 2nd., inst., it has been decided to postpone the opening of the Industrial Institute until Wednesday Nov. 4, at which time it is now certain that all danger will have been passed and all quarantines raised. There is, in fact, no practical danger of fever now but the maintenance of quarantines prevents the return of at least three of our teachers who are in Mississippi, or, if they did succeed in reaching here, it would be at too great inconvenience and discomfort. The attendance, besides would be likely to be of too straggling of a character if the school were opened before the raising of all quarantines.

 The opening Nov. 1, however, has every promise of being auspicious. The number of inquiries from prospective students is unusually large. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.

Notice to Patrons.

 I will be at the High School building on Wednesday, October 11, from 9:00 to 12 noon, for the purpose of enrolling all pupils who intend to enter the High School on the 16th.

 On Thursday during the same hours, I will be at the Primary School for the purpose of enrolling those who may wish to enter that school.

 Grades I, II and III at the Primary and all grades above the Third at the High School.

 Those who wish to enter the Kindergarten should meet me at the Masonic Hall on Friday, October 13, from 9:00 to 10:00 a. m.
(Signed) W. J. AVERY, Principal Lafayette Schools. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.

New Advertisement.
(Leasing of School Lands.)

 In another column will be found the advertisement of lease of school lands. These lands are more desirable than ever as the School Board has spent considerable money in draining them, especially those in the first and second wards. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.

 Fever in New Iberia.

 Yesterday Dr. F. R. Tolson, president of the City Board of Health, received a telegram from Pres. Sanders of the New Iberia Board of Health, stating officially that the cases of yellow fever had been diagnosed at 10 a. m. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.


Opelousas Votes Tax for Colorado Southern 210 to 1. Only $400 Against.

 The Opelousas people believe in railroads and they demonstrated that fact last Thursday by a practically unanimous vote being 210 to 1, valuation $346,545 to $400 in favor of the Colorado Southern. This is the second tax self-imposed in aid of railroads within the last year, the first being five mills for ten years in favor of the Opelousas, Gulf and Northwestern. This is a manifestation of progressive spirit that is bound to win out and it ought to.

 It is in order now for Lafayette to do and do likewise.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.   


Will Not Raise Quarantine Against New Orleans on Oct. 13 - Other Towns and Parishes Won't Agree to it.

 Last week when Dr. White offered the suggestion that all quarantines be raised by Oct. 15, the city Board of Health at once notified him that Lafayette was in accord with his views; but since then it has developed that very few towns and parishes are willing to agree to it. Such being the case, Lafayette, of course, cannot afford to raise its quarantine against New Orleans and other infected points and so the Board of Health has decided not to raise quarantine on Oct. 15, but keep it on until it is generally agreed throughout the State that quarantines are no longer necessary. \
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.


At the Opera House To-night - Mr. Edward J. Dowling, the Banjo Virtuoso, and the Sontag Lafayette Concert Band. - Will Render a Delightful Musical Program Benefit to Mr. William Hayden, the Blind Musician - Admission 25 Cents.

 According to plans and specifications, notwithstanding the in clemencies of the past few days, a large mellow evening, purple with sunset and gold with moonlight, is being evolved in the interest of the delightful band and banjo concert to be given at the opera house in the behalf of Mr. William Hayden. The program is all that could be desired. It is worth twice the price of admission merely to learn the remarkable possibilities of the hitherto un-thought of banjo. One or two selections will be accompanied on the piano by Miss Gladu and the Sontag Band will alternate with Mr. Dowling in filling out a most attractive program.

 The movement in behalf of Mr. Hayden, the young blind musician, now a student of the pipe organ in New York, has assumed generous proportions. Seventy-five dollars has been raised for him among a few friends here in Lafayette and it is expected that this benefit will bring about $25 more. The young fellow will then be brought here and provided for somehow until a position can be secured for him worthy of his great talents and accomplishments in music. It is no exaggeration to say that, if he could see, he could command a salary of from five to ten thousand dollars a year as a professional pipe-organist in the richest churches of the world. Yet, had he not had the misfortune of physical blindness, he would most probably have never had that illumination within which has so greatly enlarged his life. We may be sure of one thing, however, and that is that the world shall yet know more of this young blind man; recognition and reward shall come to him, and we will all be proud one day to have rendered him a little help. 
     (signed)    E. L. S.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.


Very Promising Indications Found on Property of Mr. Demas Comeaux near City Limits.

 Lafayette has a fine promise of becoming an oil center. The discovery was made only a day or so ago and accidentally. The location of the prospective oil field is just beyond the corporation limits and is on the property of Mr. Demas Comeaux. Just north of his house, some 300 feet, in the valley of the coulee which passes through his place, is a wet damp area and in this found abundant evidences of oil. The children playing there discovered it and reported it to their father, who on investigation, found sufficient oil to lead to further examination. Holes were dug which in a short time filled with water thickly covered with oil. The discovery was at once made known, and numbers of people visited the spot, among them Mr. Scott Heywood, who made a careful examination. So well satisfied was he with the indications that he made Mr. Comeaux a proposition to lease with the proviso to begin boring within ninety days. Mr. Comeaux has not yet accepted, but has the proposition under advisement.   Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.


 The Police Jury adopted a budget of expenses for 1906, at its last meeting, based upon the new assessment roll, which assures a material increase in the revenues of the parish.

 As a matter of public interest we submit for the purposes of comparison, the budgets of the years 1905 and 1906.

 In anticipation of the larger work with which they find themselves confronted, the School Board made a formal application to the Police Jury for an appropriation of $12,000 for the year 1906.

 The necessity for public education and its paramount importance is no longer a question open to argument, since we know that the good of society ultimately depends on the character and intelligence of its citizens, and that the hope of  the country lies in the body of young men and women emerging from our school houses and college halls. It will, therefore be difficult for many to understand why, it being among the items of most importance in the budget for 1906, the appropriation for schools should be the only one singled out for a reduction.

 The people of the parish have given strong proof of their interest in the education of their children by voting a special school tax of three mills to supplement the inadequate appropriations made the Police Jury each year.

 The question of public education is one which vitally affects the whole people, and it is of too great seriousness to ever be made a question of secondary consideration in the allotment of public funds. On the contrary, it is a branch of the public service which is entitled to first place among the factors making for good citizenship and the upbuilding of the country.

 In the present state of active and increasing popular interest in education in Lafayette Parish, any curtailment of the school revenues must be regarded as inopportune and retroactive, especially when it is considered that there is an urgent and a continually growing demand for additional and improved school facilities throughout the parish.

 One of the natural results to be exposed from the insufficient appropriation for the schools by the Police Jury, is a shorter term for the session of 1905-1906, (unreadable word) this serious loss to the school children of the parish by a supplement (4 sentences unreadable) ... current school session.

 A shorter term of the Lafayette town schools will be the natural thing also, if the City Council does not make an appropriation of $1,500 to complete the regular annual contribution of $3,000 as the town's proportion toward the maintenance of the public schools, the first $1,500 of this amount having already been appropriated by the outgoing Council in the beginning of the year.

 Public sentiment is thoroughly aroused on this whole question, and nothing less than a nine months session and a good class of school buildings  is going to satisfy the people hereafter, and nothing less than this can properly meet the legitimate requirements of the children in this progressive age. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.

 Oyster Season On. - The oyster season is now open and the Domengeaux Restaurant is prepared to serve oysters in all styles, also fish. A private restaurant has been arranged for the use of the ladies.
Laf. Advertiser 10/11/1905.

Burnt Leather Post-Cards. Say if you want to see a sight stop at Fortune's News Stand and see his line of Burnt Leather Postal Cards, they are hard to beat. Laf. Advertiser 10/11/1905.

 Bought Interest. - Monday A. Millet bought out the interest of Geo. Domengeaux in the confectionery business of  Wischan & Domengeaux, and the new firm will be Wischan & Millet. Laf. Advertiser 10/11/1905.

Little Pickups That Help to Tell the News About Town.

 During the past week rather too much rain has fallen for the good of the crops, but as no hard showers fell, it is hoped the cotton sustained but little damage.

All aboard! It has been a long two months since "all aboard" was heard at the depot, but since Saturday all trains stop here and the familiar "all aboard" tells the passengers time is up.

 Building never stopped because of quarantine, it has continued steadily, and is now more active than ever. Quite a number of houses are going up and others in prospect.

The corner lot near the Sunset Hotel would look lots better if it were cleaned of the debris left from the fire a number of months ago. 

 A large crowd of interested spectators passed a considerable amount of their time Saturday afternoon watching the raising of a safe up the steps to the second floor of the Mouton Sisters' Building. The safe belonged to the Evangeline Oil Co., which has its offices there.

Saturday quite a number of country people were in town, numbers of vehicles were on the street where business was somewhat lively.

 The office building next to the Peoples' Pharmacy was sold by the owner, Mr. Rene Delhomme, and was moved away last week.

The ditch across the street from the Merchant's Grocer Co. was covered some time ago with plank, and served satisfactorily for a street crossing. Some few days ago somebody covered the crossing with 4 to 6 inches of dirt and hundreds of people who cross there daily are wondering who had it done and why? Meantime, unless the street committee have the crossing cleaned the public will have to wade in the mud. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905                                                    


 Conductor J. S. Baldwin brought in passenger (train) No. 10 Saturday, the first train to tie up here since Aug. 12.

 Saturday afternoon and night all railroad men who have been kept away from here because of quarantine, came in. Supt.; Shackford and the entire office force arrived Saturday night.

 S. G. Reed has been announced as the successor of D. P. Stubbs as division passenger agent at this place. He is expected to arrive here soon. Meantime S. S. Bonniel, assistant division passenger agent will continue in charge of the office.

 That "left" feeling which struck the Lafayette citizens, who happened to be at the depot at train time as the train rolled by, has gone with the quarantine. It disappeared Saturday much to the satisfaction of everybody.  
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.

A Delightful Euchre.

 Thursday afternoon Mrs. J. C. Nickerson entertained at a progressive euchre in honor of her school friend, Mrs. Will Yeager, who has recently made Lafayette her home. The house was decorated with ferns and roses. Eight games were played and at the close Mrs. B. J. Pellerin was found to have captured seven out of the eight and was awarded the first prize, a lovely jewel box. Mrs. Blake and Mrs. Denbo cut for the second prize and Mrs. Blake was the fortunate one, receiving a miniature jardini√®re and pedestal. The booby, and a very pretty booby in the shape of a tiny cupid on a pedestal fell to Mrs. Caffery. Delicious refreshments served in courses after the distribution of the prizes, closed a bright afternoon. Those present were: Mmes. Jim Parkerson, Chas. Parkerson, C. O. Mouton, C. D. Caffery, Ricker, John Givens, B. J. Pellerin, J. A. Martin, T. N. Blake, A. B. Denbo, N. P. Moss, Sterling Mudd, Jas. Kelly, Yeager, John Nickerson, Leo Judice, F. E. Davis, and Misses Lucile and Helen Mouton. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.

Fish Law Violated.
 Lafayette, La., October 1905.

 Mr. Editor,
             The Advertiser, Lafayette, La.
  Kind Sir: - Will you kindly quote in your next issue, the law governing the use of drag seines in running streams.

 We know as a fact from personal observation that there is seining being done on Little Bayou and it is proposed by several reputable citizens to prosecute the violators.

 This also for the information of those in authority.

 Seining of the bayous is ruinous to the sport of pole fishing and is wasteful inasmuch as the blanks on the Bayou are littered with small fish which are rejected by the kindly disposed seiners, and is food for hogs in the vicinity.

 To the detection of the parties guilty, the co-operation of all lovers of the true sport of fishing, is solicited.
                      Yours very truly,

Act 147 of 1904 says:

 Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, that it shall be unlawful for any one to catch or have in their possession any of the fish of the fresh water streams of the State of Louisiana during the closed season, (which shall be December, January and February), except the ones herein named: Catfish, Gar, Buffalo, German Carp and Gaspargough.

 Section 2. - Be it further enacted, etc., that it shall be unlawful for any one at any time to catch fish that inhabit fresh water streams of this State in any other manner than rod and line, except the ones specially named in Section 1, of this act.

 Section 3. - Be it further enacted, etc., that anyone violating the provisions of this act shall be fined not less than Ten Dollars ($10.00) not more than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) for each violation, or be imprisoned for not less than ten days nor more than twenty-five days in the parish jail for each violation of said act. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.                                                     

Meeting of the Woman's Club.

 After being suspended during the summer months, The Woman's Club reorganized Oct. 7, with Mrs. A. B. Denbo as hostess. Mrs. Davis called the meeting to order and appointed Miss Lea Gladu to fill the vacancy of recording secretary, and Mrs. O. B. Hopkins to serve as a member of the governing board in the place of Mrs. J. I. Hulse, who has moved away from Lafayette. The subject of the "contest" was discussed and it was decided, instead of dividing the club into sides and having two captains to keep record of points made, that one number be chosen to keep record of points made by each member and at the last meeting of the club the record keeper shall notify the half of members getting the least number of points that they must entertain the other half getting the highest number of points. Mrs. B. J. Pellerin was elected record keeper. The time of meeting was changed from four o'clock to three o'clock. After the business of the meeting was ended the following program from The Merchant of Venice was rendered.

 After which the club adjourned to meet Oct. 21, with Mrs. Blake. The guests of the club were Mmes. John Ramsey, DeLaney and Yeager.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.

Series of Teas.

 The Ladies of the Episcopal Guild have decided to give a series of teas at the residences of its members to raise money to lift the debt from their church. The first tea will take place at the home of Mrs. Jim Parkerson Thursday, Oct. 12, at 3:30 p. m. Refreshments will be served and a prize offered at each tea. No admission will charged, but voluntary contributions will be greatly appreciated. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.

Alibis Will Entertain. - The Alibi Club met Monday night to consider giving an entertainment to the returned railroad men. It was decided that a smoker would be the proper thing and accordingly on the 17th the smoker will "happen". All the railroad men, members of the Police Jury, the City Council, the Boards of Health, the Doctors Commission and the committee on Right of Way will be invited and a real jolly good time handed out to everybody. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.

Opelousas Votes for Colorado Southern 210 to 1. - $400 Against.

 The Opelousas people believe in railroads and they demonstrated that fact last Thursday by a practically unanimous vote, being 210 to 1, valuation $346,545 to $400 in favor of the Colorado Southern. This is the second tax self imposed in aid of railroads within the last year, the first being five mills for ten years in favor of the Opelousas, Gulf and Northwestern. This is a manifestation of progressive spirit that is bound to win out and it ought to.

 It is now in order now for Lafayette to go and do likewise. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.

The Cane Crop.
[La. Planter and Sugar Manufacturer.]

 The rains and high temperature which have prevailed throughout the sugar district during the past week have been decidedly unwelcome and the cane is now reported from all sections to be green and in many cases blown down by the high winds we have had.

 Dry and cool weather is urgently desired and unless it is had from now on the campaign will be open with the cane entirely too green for good results to be secured. The green condition of the cane and the shortage of labor has had a tendency to make planters postpone the beginning of the grinding somewhat and the sugar district in general will perhaps be a little later than usual in commencing the harvest.  Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.

Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., Oct. 5, 1904. - The Police Jury met this day to regular session. Members present: M. Billeaud, Jr. presiding; P. R. Landry, J. H. Connolly, J. A. Begnaud, J. A. Begnaud, J. E. Mouton, Valery Boudreaux and C. Spell. Absent: Albert Theall and L. G. Breaux.

 The minutes of September 7 were read and approved after making correction as per following resolution:

 Whereas, at the regular meeting of the Police Jury held at Scott, La., on September 7, 1905, Pierre Landry moved that the resolutions adopted and passed at a meeting of the Board of Health, viz: M. Billeaud, Jr., Dr. L. A. Prejean and J. Edmond Mouton on the 16th day of August, 1905, as reported on the minute book of the said Board of Health be inserted in the minutes of the Police Jury just as written and that the same be adopted, passed, concurred in, and approved by the Police Jury then in session and that motion was seconded and voted upon and passed, but whereas the then acting secretary of the Police Jury at said session of the 7th of September, 1905, has omitted to insert the same on the minutes of the Police Jury.

 Mr. Landry now moves that the minutes of the Police Jury of said 7th of September, 1905, be corrected and that the secretary of this body be and is now requested and ordered to insert in the minutes of said Police Jury, the resolutions passed by the Board of Health as written in their minutes.

 Moved and seconded that the above resolutions be adopted. Yeas: Billeaud, Spell, Landry, Connolly and Begnaud.  Nay: Valery Boudreaux.  J. E. Mouton not voting.

 Resolution in minutes of September 7, relating to guard supervisors furnishing a list of persons who had violated quarantine regulations to president of Board of Health and requesting the said president to make affidavit against the violators shows having been carried unanimously. Mr. Boudreaux wished to be recorded as having voted against said resolution.

 Mr. Billeaud explained to the Jury that he had been advised that under the Police Jury in all ... (five sentences unreadable) ... the town of Lafayette as also the suit enjoining the Jury from paying any expenses of the quarantine around the town of Lafayette since September 4, and that Mr. Campbell would take the cases for a fee of $250.00.  That Judge C. H. Mouton, the parish attorney, had been asked to join Mr. Campbell in the defense of the suit.

 Moved and seconded, that the president be authorized to use his discretion with Mr. Wm. Campbell and Judge C. H. Mouton in employing additional legal aid.  Yeas: Billeaud, Begnaud, Landry, Spell, Connolly.
Nays: Mouton and Boudreaux.

 Mr. Billeaud further stated that articles in the New Orleans Picayune and Lafayette Gazette of recent date are misleading in that from those articles it appears that he along compromised with the attorneys representing the town of Lafayette in the injunction to remove the quarantine guards, when the fact is that he refused absolutely to acquiesce to any kind of compromise until he could communicate and get the consent of Dr. G. R. DeLaureal as president of the Parish Board of Health.

 Mr. Claude Latiolais appeared before the Jury as representing the mayor of Carencro. Mr. Latiolais stated that the town of Carencro had been duly incorporated, and that in view of that fact, availing themselves of the privileges of the act of incorporation, the mayor and Council of said town of Carencro wished to notify the Jury that they were going to collect its own licenses.

 The matter was referred to the parish attorney for his opinion, upon the receipt of which the Jury will advise the officials at Carencro as to its position.

 Moved and seconded that the chair appoint a committee of 5, including the chairman, to prepare a budget for 1906. Carried. Committee: J. Edmond Mouton, J. H. Connolly, P. R. Landry, J. A. Begnaud and M. Billeaud, Jr.

 The account of J. A. Menville for 17 1/2 days guard duty to August 30, was approved and ordered paid, amount $35.00

 The Jury then adjourned to meet to-morrow at 12:30 p. m.
                 FELIX H. MOUTON,

 Lafayette, La., Oct. 6, 1905.

 The Police Jury pursuant to adjournment of yesterday met this day with the following members present: M. Billeaud, Jr., president, presiding, Cornelius Spell, J. Edmond Mouton, P. R. Landry, J. A. Begnaud, J. H. Connolly, Albert Theall and L. G. Breaux.

 Mr. Spell was authorized to make necessary repairs to the bridge on Bayou Quetortue.

 Mr. Mouton reported having used lumber to fix a bad hole in front of the bridge on Coulee St. Clair. Report accepted.

 Mr. Boudreaux asked the permission to have a bridge on the Scott road repaired, stating that high water had caused the bridge to be removed from its proper position.

 Mr. Boudreaux was authorized to advertise for bids for the repair of this bridge and to have the work done by the lowest responsible bidder.

 Mr. Connolly asked permission to have bridge near Ophe Melancon lengthened at each end in order to do away with the very bad holes at the end of the bridge, stating that he would use old material. Permission granted.

 Mr. Begnaud was authorized to lengthened the bridge on Coulee Ou Rodair at each end.

 Mr. Billeaud reported having made necessary repairs to bridge on Coulee near Phil Cabrole. Reported accepted.

 Mr. Boudreaux reported the repairing of bridge near Coonville. Report accepted.

 Mr. Landry stated that at the Scott meeting September 7, he had asked the Jury for lumber to build bridges on the new road "Traced by Onezime Langlinais and others and known as the Bonin road: and not as reported in the minutes of said meeting.

 Messrs. Boudreaux and Mouton committee on jail painting reported the work started and expects to have same completely shortly.

 Moved and seconded that the Jury favors the removal of the detention camp guards subject to the approval and co-operation of the town of Lafayette and Parish Board of Health. The Jury further resolved that the discontinuation of quarantine guards at Duson, Scott and Broussardville, be left to the discretion of the Parish Board of Health. Carried.

 The committee on budget for 1906 submitted its report as follows:

 Assessor's Salary ... $1,350.00
 Sheriff's salary ... $6,000.00
 Court house keeper ... $200.00
 Printing ... $300.00
 Secretary ... $250.00
 Per diem Police Jurors ... $500.00
 Treasurer ... $400.00
 District Attorney ... $500.00
 Carencro fees .... $500.00
 Road overseers ... $900.00
 Bridge keeper ... $150.00
 Bridges and roads ... $5,000.00
 Drainage ... $2,400.00
 Jurors and witnesses ... $3,000.00
 Public Schools ... $7,500.00
 Contingent ... $6,000.00
 Stenographer ... $300.00
 Constables and Justices of the peace ... $1,500.00
               Total ... $37,500.00
 Moved and seconded that the report be accepted. Carried.

 Mr. Mouton stated that Manager Philips of the Lafayette Refinery had asked permission to cross the public road near the said refinery with a switch; the Jury deeming that it will be of no inconvenience to the public granted permission. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.

School Board Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., October 5, 1905. - At a regular meeting of the Board of School Directors held on the above date the following members answered to roll call: Alex Delhomme, Jasper Spell Spell, Arthur Roy, Dr. N. P. Moss, J. H. Bernard, C. C. Brown, Alcide Judice.  Absent: Arthur Comeaux, A. D. Verot.

 The minutes of the July meeting were approved as read, after which the regular order of business was suspended in order to give audience to several committees who desired to present matters before the Board.

 Hon. P. L. DeClouet appeared and on behalf of the citizens of Anse St. Clair stated that they were ready to comply with the conditions made by the School Board at a previous meeting, to-wit:

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 On motion of Mr. Roy, seconded by Mr. Brown the above was referred to the Building Committee for immediate action.

 The President was authorized to accept for the Board a tract of two acres to be donated by Mr. DeClouet and Messrs. DeClouet and Alleman were authorized to select a suitable site for the proposed building.

 Two committee from the seventh ward appeared and asked for the locations of a strong central school in that ward and while both were agreed that one strong central school would be more efficient than the two comparatively weak schools now situated in the ward, they could not agree on the location of the school demanded. The committee headed by J. O. Broussard, Aymar Comeaux and Francois Broussard asked that the school be located in Pilette, and the committee composed of Hypolite Savoy, Francois Broussard, Ed. St. Julien, Meo Broussard and others asked that the school be located about one mile and a half south of Pilette. Strong arguments were made on both side and both communities offered liberal inducements to the Board. But on account of its inability to enter into more contracts for the erection of schoolhouses at this present time the Board decided to lay the matter on the table.

 On motion duly seconded the town schools were ordered to open October 16, and the country schools on Tuesday, January 2.

 On motion duly seconded the Board decided to rent the school land of the Parish November 11, 1905, at 11 a. m. at the front door of the courthouse on the following conditions.

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 In view of the fact that colored citizens of the town have spent fourteen hundred dollars on the colored public schoolhouse in this town the Board appropriated $200 toward liquidating debts still due on the building.

 The Board decided to purchase desks for the Guitroz school.

 The following accounts were approved:

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 The following bill was not allowed because the Board took the position that the amount was due by the contractors for whom the work was done: F. Begnaud, for notorial work for contractors ... $3.00

 The treasurer's report was read as follows:

 To the President and Members of the School Board, Parish Lafayette, La.

 Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of the school funds since my last report:

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 Respectfully submitted,
     J. E. MARTIN, Parish Treasurer.
  Lafayette, La., October 5, 1905.
  There being no further business the Board adjourned.
N. P. MOSS, President.
L. J. ALLEMAN, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 10/11/1905.

 Fever in New Iberia. - Yesterday Dr. F. R. Tolson, president of the City Board of Health, received a telegram from Pres. Sanders of the New Iberia Board of Health, stating officially that two cases of yellow fever had been diagnosed at 10 a. m.

 In another column will be found the advertisement of lease of school lands. These lands are more desirable than ever as the School Board has spent considerable money in draining them, especially those in the first and second wards.

 Mrs. Jas. I. Younger and children and Miss Lula McBride, who have been quarantined in Lafayette left Monday, for Crowley to spend a few days, after which they will leave for their home in Houston.

 Conductor and Mrs. J. S. Baldwin returned on No. 10 Saturday. Mrs. Baldwin has been spending the past two months in Dallas, and Mr. Baldwin has been running on the division from Crowley to Echo.

 Don't overlook the fact while talking about quarantine that Schmulen is offering some big bargains in summer goods.

 To the Public. - I have this day sold my interest in the business heretofore conducted under the firm name of Wischan & Domengeaux to A. Millet, and bespeak for the new firm the liberal patronage of my friends.
GEO. W. DOMENGEAUX, Lafayette, La., Oct. 9, 1905.

 Bought Interest. - Monday A. Millet bought out the interest of Geo. Domengeaux in the confectionary business of Wischan & Domengeaux, and the new firm will be Wischan & Millet.

 House For Rent. - A nice cottage with three rooms, dining room and kitchen, large yard, on Monroe street near Hopkins avenue. Apply to Dr. Thos. B. Hopkins.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1905.

From the Lafayette Gazette of October 11th, 1902:

Throws Rocks and Dirt Hundred Feet Above Derrick.

 The news of another gusher at the Heywood well caused considerable excitement last Monday among the local oil enthusiasts. The announcement created quite a stir at the court-house where the oil fever continues with unabated virulence.

 It appears that a tremendous gas pressure sent up rocks and dirt one hundred feet above the derrick. The top of the derrick was blown off, but it is not believed that any serious damage was done to the well. The drillers think the recent escape of gas is a good sign and they are still confident of success.
Lafayette Gazette 10/11/1902.

 Notice of Election.

 Lafayette, La., Oct. 1, 1902. - We the undersigned, members of the Board of Supervisors for and in the Parish of Lafayette, have appointed the following commissioners and clerks of election to be held on the 4th day of November, 1902:

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 (Signed.)  ALF. A. DELHOMME, President of the Board.
                     ARTHUR COMEAUX,
                     A. M. MARTIN, Assessor.
Oct. 1, 1902.   Lafayette Gazette 10/11/1902.

Adjourned for the Day.

 District Attorney Campbell did not feel well enough to attend to his duties in court last Tuesday and an adjournment was taken for the day. The case of Walter Hebert, the negro charged with assault with intent to rape, which was fixed for that day was postponed to the following day. Lafayette Gazette 10/11/1902.

Youthful Burglars Sentenced.

 John Buddy, Richmond Davis, Aymar Broussard, Willie Boudreux, Pete Obey, John O'Brian, the negro boys who were charged with entering Mr. Demanade's store, appeared before the district attorney before the district court last Thursday for the trial of their case. District Attorney Campbell moved for a severance as to the accusation against Aymar Broussard and Willie Boudreaux and dismissed the case against them. The other four boys plead guilty to the charge of petty larceny which plea was accepted by the State.

 Richard Davis was given 60 days in jail, John Buddy was given 10 days on this charge and 90 days on the charge of having stolen $20 from Mr. Adonis LeBlanc. Pete Aubey and John O'Brian will be sentenced Saturday. Lafayette Gazette 10/11/1902.

 Laughlin Acquitted.

 John Laughlin, who was charged jointly with his brother, William, with having stolen a cow and heifer from Mr. George K. Bradford, was tried last Monday and acquitted. The State was represented by District Attorney Campbell and the accused by Mr. John L. Kennedy. The cattle were stolen from Mr. Bradford's place in this parish and were taken to Crowley where an attempt was made to sell them. A striding resemblance between John Laughlin and William Laughlin, who is a fugitive from justice, created a doubt in the minds of the jury as to the question of identity. Mr. Kennedy made a very ingenious plea for the prisoner and scored quite a victory. Lafayette Gazette 10/11/1902.


 Indictments Quashed.

 On motion filed by John L. Kennedy, attorney for Marquis Mouton, the indictments against that person were quashed by Judge Debaillon last Monday morning. District Attorney Campbell immediately filed three bills of information against the accused who was re-arraigned and whose case was fixed for the 14th instant. Lafayette Gazette 10/11/1902.

Anita Chapman's Case.

 The case of Anita Chapman, the young negress charged with the murder of Coussa, the Syrian peddler, which was to be tried Wednesday, was postponed to Friday on account of the illness of Mr. John Kennedy, the defendant's attorney. Lafayette Gazette 10/11/1902.

Mistrial Entered.

 The case of Walter Hebert, alias Key, charged with assault with intent to rape, resulted in a mistrial. The jury was locked up Wednesday night and was discharged the next day at 10:30 in the morning. John L. Kennedy and Jerome Mouton were appointed by the court to defend Key as he was unable to employ counsel. Immediately after a mistrial was entered, District Attorney Campbell moved to have a second trial of the case on Thursday, Oct. 16. It is reported that the jury stood eight for an acquittal and four for a conviction. It required nine for a verdict. Lafayette Gazette 10/11/1902.  

Too Much of a Good Thing.

 To sprinkle the street near your home or business is most commendable and should be encouraged, but too much sprinkling should be discountanced. In some instances it is not only a waste of water, but great injury is done to the streets. Mud holes result from an excess of sprinkling and in this way much damage is done. It is well to.

 The attention of The Gazette has been called to several places where too much water was used. Lafayette Gazette 10/11/1902.


 Will Play of Football in Lafayette, October 16.

 The people of Lafayette will have an opportunity to see a good game of football next Thursday. On that day the team of the Industrial Institute will play against the L. S. U. boys who are among the best players in the Southern States. The Institute has a splendid team this year and it is safe to say that the game next Thursday will be most interesting. Lafayette Gazette 10/11/1902.

 At the Surrey Park.
 As the time approaches the interest increases in the fall meeting to take place at the Surrey Park on the 17th, 18th and 19th of this month. The entries already made insure the success of their races. The Surrey Park Park Association is leaving nothing undone to make the affair a brilliant success. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1902.

 Wreck at Berwick Bay.

 Quite a serious accident happened to a freight train while crossing the draw bridge at Morgan City Monday night. Four of five cars were thrown into the bay. Fortunately no one was hurt. As a result of the accident the bridge had to be temporarily abandoned, necessitating the use of boats to transfer the passenger and freight traffic across the bay. The trains were consequently layed, the New Orleans mail reaching here late in the night. Lafayette Gazette 10/11/1902.

 To Cane Planters.

 The Lafayette Sugar Refining Co., Ltd., requests the Gazette to state that the factory will be ready to receive cane from the local planters in carts on the 20th instant and the mill will start on the morning of the 21st. Lafayette Gazette 10/11/1902.


 On Thursday, October 9th, 1890, at 5 o'clock p. m., at St. John's Church, Lafayette, La., by Rev. Father Healy, Miss Corinne Mouton, of Lafayette, to Mr. Felix Voorhies, of Lake Charles.

 The happy young couple were accompanied to the depot by a large number of friends, and departed on the 10 o'clock p. m. train for Lake Charles, their future home. Our kindest wishes for their happiness and prosperity through life attend them.

 Also, at the Catholic Church in Lafayette, on Thursday, the 9th of October, 1890, by Rev. Father Healy, Mr. Alexis LeBlanc to Miss Louise Petitfils. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1890.

 School Board Proceedings.

            Lafayette, La., Oct. 4th, 1890.
   The Board of School Directors of the Parish of Lafayette met this day in regular session with the following members present: Messrs. Jasper Spell, T. Begnaud, J. O. Broussard, S. Leblanc, D. Hulin and Julian Mouton. Absent: Dr. J. P. Francez, M. Billaud and J. S. Whittington.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 The committee appointed to examine the books of the Treasurer, made the following report which was accepted:
         Lafayette, La., Oct. 4th, 1890.
 To the President and member of the
Board of School Directors for the Parish of Lafayette:

 We, the undersigned committee appointed by your Hon. Body to examine the books of the Treasurer, beg leave to report that we have passed over the books and checked off and canceled all vouchers up to date. We have counted the money on hand and find the amount of $8,168.48, which corresponds with his books, which are correct.
     Respectfully submitted,

 The Treasurer submitted his quarterly report which was accepted:

 To the President and Members of the Board of School Directors for the Parish of Lafayette, La.

 Gentlemen: - The following is a statement of the receipts and disbursements of Parish School fund since last report:

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 Respectfully submitted,
          WM. CLEGG,
             Treasurer School Fund.
   Oct. 1, 1890.
   On motion of Mr. S. LeBlanc, duly seconded, the President was authorized to accept the donation of a piece of land in the Town of Royville as a site for a white public school, to be donated by Mrs. D. Roy.
    On motion duly seconded, the Treasurer was instructed to apportion the money on hand (unapportioned) to the to the several wards according to law.

 On motion of Mr. Broussard, seconded by Mr. LeBlance, Miss M. Jamieson's salary was increased to $25.00 per month.

 On motion of Mr. Broussard, duly seconded the teachers were requested to hold a public examination each year at such time as they may think proper.

 The following motion was offered by Mr. Begnaud: That there be but one School District in the Parish, so that all schools in the Parish, so that all schools in the parish would receive the same amount of money each year.

 On motion of Mr. Broussard, duly seconded the foregoing resolution was laid over for future consideration.

  The following accounts were approved:

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 There being no further business the Board adjourned.
H. E. TOLL, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1890.


 "The Jury would suggest that the various wards and municipalities of the parish avail themselves of the privilege, granted by law, of local taxation for school purposes."

 The Police Jury has, in the foregoing words, told the people of Lafayette parish what they must do if they want a first-class school system.

 Since Mr. Alleman has taken charge of the superintendent's office, there has been a great improvement. Only the hopelessly blind can fail to see the difference. Backed by a majority of the Board, Mr. Alleman has accomplished a great deal in the selection of competent teachers, the introduction of modern methods, and in creating among the people a strong, active desire of educational development. In the town of Lafayette we believe that the public schools have attained a higher degree of excellence than ever before. Except the buildings, the furniture and other equipments used in the school-room, we do not exaggerate in stating that the public schools of this town will compare favorably with those of any other town in the State.

 But to insure the permanence of the system, to widen its scope and to raise its standard, so that it will meet the increasing demands which will be made upon it, something will have to be done. In our humble opinion the Police Jury has stated clearly the only means by which the people can provide for the educational necessities of the parish.

 Larger appropriations from the parish and the town and revenues from other sources may afford temporary relief, but if it is intended to have a public school system adequate to the needs of the people and commensurate with the material advancement of the country, there is only one way to raise the money and that is by special taxation. And nothing short of a five-mill tax will be sufficient Statistics show that only one out of every six white children of educable age is attending school in this parish.

 The Police Jury has told the tax-payers plainly what is to be done. Sooner or later the people of the town and parish will have to levy a special school tax if they are in earnest. There is no other way out of it. Lafayette Gazette 10/11/1902.


Hold a Regular Meeting and Attend to Much Important Business.

 Lafayette, La., Oct. 2, 1902. - At a regular meeting of the Board of school directors, the following members were present: Mr. Jasper Spell, Dr. R. O. Young, Dr. N. P. Moss, Mr. Pierre R. Landry, Mr. Montgomery. Absent: Mr. Harrison Theall, Mr. A. C. Guilbeau.

 On motion of Dr. Moss, duly seconded by Mr. Delhomme, the regular order of business was suspended for the purpose of hearing Mr. R. B. Martin's claim against the parish Board for $7.85, which he expended on the Mathieu school. The Board refunded the amount.

 On behalf of the committee appointed to petition the Town Council of Lafayette for an appropriation for the public schools of the parish, Dr. Moss reported that the Council had deferred action, pending the decision of the Police Jury on the proposition of the Town Council relative to the remission of three-mill criminal tax on town property on condition that the town pay its own criminal expenses and maintain its own schools. The School Board could rely, however on the Council's doing all in its power for the public schools at its next meeting.

 Mr. Romero of the fourth ward appeared before the Board and submitted the following proposition.

 That he would donate to the School Board of the parish one acre of land, situated on the public road, and that when plans were furnished by the committee on building of school houses, he would raise funds necessary for the erection of a building on the lot. In the meantime he would furnish a suitable building of his own for use as a schoolhouse until the proposed new school should be built.

 On motion of Dr. Young, seconded by Mr. Landry, the above proposition of Mr. Romero was accepted.

 On motion duly seconded the Board decided to merge the Comeaux and Youngsville schools into one thereby giving both communities one strong central school with two teachers. Dr. Roy O. Young and L. J. Alleman were authorized to carry this resolution into effect.

 On motion of Mr. Spell, seconded by Mr. Delhomme, the survey of the 16th section T 11 S, R 5 E, was awarded to Mr. Francez being a citizen of the parish and having bid as low as the lowest of three bids received by the Board.

 On the second of Mr. Delhomme the motion was carried.

 Geo. Malagarie, Esq., a duty qualified notary, appeared, and on behalf of the Farmers' Alliance of Broussardville asked that the president be authorized to receive from the said Alliance the donation of the Farmers' Alliance Hall, two lots of land, as per act of donation, together with $82.80 in cash, all of which property is to be used according to the conditions of the said act.

 Mr. Pierre R. Landry moved that the president, Mr. A. Olivier, be authorized to receive the property in the name of the Board and that a vote of thanks be tendered the members of the Farmers' Alliance for their generous and public spirited act in making such a handsome gift to the cause of education. The motion was seconded by Mr. Montgomery and was unanimously adopted.

 Mr. Geo. Malagarie's bill, amounting to $50 for services rendered in connection with obtaining the signatures of the individual members of the Farmers' Alliance to the act of donation, and for services as notary in passing the act and recording the same, was on motion of Dr. Young, duly seconded by Mr. Delhomme, approved.

 The secretary was instructed by the Board to notify the occupants of the new school building thus acquired to withdraw from the building. The secretary was also authorized to rent the old schoolhouse in Broussardville, and to place the monthly rent to the credit of the Broussardville school fund.

 On motion, duly seconded, the president was authorized to receive in the name of the Board of School Directors, the following lots of land:

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 The secretary was instructed to fix a date, and notify all parties concerned to meet in Lafayette to pass the acts of donation.

 Mr. Jasper Spell was authorized to receive a lot of one acre from Mr. Bonin of the second ward, for the Bonin school.

 Mr. Charles Burke and Mr. Eloi Duhon, citizens of the second ward, appeared before the Board and stated that the citizens of their community having awakened to the necessity of educating their children, had subscribed $300 for the purpose of erecting a public school building near Ridge post-office. The gentleman stated that they did not have a sufficient amount to erect a building according to the plans of the "committee on building of school houses" and that since the proposed building when constructed would be turned over to the parish School Board they asked the Board to appropriate $300 to their building fund.

 The gentlemen were assured that the Board was pleased to see so much interest manifested in education and that the Board would do all in their power to assist them in their worthy undertaking. The Board, however, was not then in a position to take definite action on the petition for $300. The Board stated that a petition was presented to the Police Jury asking for an appropriation of $1 for each child of school age in the parish, making a total of $8,000. All of which was needed for the maintenance of the schools of the parish schools for the coming session. The Police Jury had the matter under consideration and the Board could not act before the Jury had made its appropriation for the public schools of the parish.

 On motion, duly seconded, the parish treasurer was instructed, through the secretary, to advertise for lease for a period of three years, from January 1, 1903, all of the land in section 16, T 11 S, R 5 E, in lots of 34 3/4 acres each, at a minimum of $2.50, excepting the land covered by the coulee the land covered by the coulee which passes through the northeastern part of the section. The said coulee and the land subject to overflow on its borders is to be rented at a minimum of $1.50 per acre. The land is to be offered for lease on Nov. 15m 1902, at the court-house in Lafayette, La.

 The secretary read an official communication from the Police Jury (Sept. 4, 1902. Book "E," page 417) the communication was received and ordered to be filed (File No. 3. "P," "Papers pertaining to school matter.")

 The treasurer's report was received and filed:

 To the president and members of the School Board, parish of Lafayette:

 Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of the parish school funds, since my last report:

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 Respectfully submitted,
     J. E. MARTIN, Parish Treasurer.
  Oct. 2, 1902.

 The secretary read a proposition from L. A. LeBlanc and Kossuth Blanchet in which they offered one-half acre of land each, the said land being on the public road, for use as a lot upon which to build a schoolhouse providing the Board furnish the funds with which to purchase the material. Having accepted the proposition of Mr. Romero from the same neighborhood the Board rejected the above proposition.

 The following bills were approved:

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 The secretary was instructed to notify the parish assessor that the school laws furnished the School Board for their guidance did not provide for the payment of four per cent on assessed poll taxes. The secretary was further requested to ask the assessor for his authority for sending a bill for the list of poll taxes furnished by him. The president and secretary were authorized to investigate the matter and make the settlement with the assessor if his claim was authorized by law.

 It has come to the knowledge of the School Board that certain justices of the peace are collecting fines, which it is believed, should be turned over to the parish treasurer for the public schools. In order, therefore, to comply with a ruling of the State Board of Education, and to carry into effect Sec. 7, Act 81, of 1888, the secretary was instructed to investigate the matter of fines and forfeited bonds throughout the parish in order to ascertain whether the Board was receiving its dues.

 There being no further business the Board adjourned.
A. OLIVIER, President.
L. J. ALLEMAN, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 10/11/1902.

Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., Oct. 2, 1902. - The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: M. Billeaud, Jr., Alonzo Lacy, J. C. Buchanan, F. G. Mouton, J. O. Blanchet, J. A. Labbe, John Whittington, Saul Broussard and Alex. M. Broussard.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 A committee of citizens composed of Messrs. A. Judice, M. Billeaud, Sr., J. O. Broussard, Judge Julian Mouton, Col. G. A. Breaux and Hon. C. C. Brown, representing the various wards of the parish appeared and urged the approbation of $8,000 in aid of the public schools of the parish.

 Judge Mouton, Col. Breaux and Mr. Judice addressed the Jury upon the importance and necessity of increased appropriations to enable the school authorities to maintain an efficient system of schools, Whereupon by motion of Mr. Mouton the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:
   Resolved, That the Jury fully appreciates the necessity for increased appropriations for the support of the public schools and hereby expresses its deep interest and concern in the educational welfare and advancement of the people of the parish.

 Second. The Jury pledges itself to do in the future as it has done in the past, everything possible for the betterment of the schools and will make the largest appropriations consistent with the proper administration of parochial affairs.

 Third. The Jury would suggest that the various wards and municipalities of the parish avail themselves of the privilege granted by law, of local taxation for school purposes.

 The following petition was read:

 To the Honorable Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette: - The undersigned property tax-payers of the first ward of said parish respectfully petition your honorable body to levy a special tax of one and one-half mills on the dollar per annum on the assessed valuation of property in said ward for a term of four years beginning with the year 1902, and as required by Act No. 131 of the acts of the Legislature of the State of Louisiana of the year 1898; that your honorable body do order a special election for the purpose of taking the sense of the property tax-payers of said ward on the proposition to levy said tax as hereinabove set forth.

 Which, tax, when assessed, levied and collected, shall be used exclusively for the support of public schools in said ward and shall be paid over the by the tax-collector to the School Board treasurer for that purpose: J. Baptiste Peres, Philip Martin, Paul Martin, Alex Martin, Jr., G. Mouton, Alonzo Lacy, Alexandre Delhomme, Alf. A. Delhomme, Fred J. Mayer, A. Judice, Leo Judice, H. D. Guidry, M. D., Mrs. Widow Martial Broussard, John Hebert, Martin Prejean, Alcee Dugas, Alexandre Hernandez, Felix Malapart, Mme. Veuve Aymar Mouton, Gabriel Dugas, Sylvian Richard, Adam Chiasson, Livaudais Guillot, Simeon Begnaud, Felix Begnaud, Clerfe Sonnier, Alex Chiasson, Louis E. Bernard, Lucien Arceneaux, Charles Hernandez, Ambroise Ancelet (his mark), Theogene Chiasson, Ernste Guidry, Amedee Sonnier, Antoine Bacquet, Adam Maitre, Alexandre Delhomme, Jr., P. A. Delhomme, George Weber, Jean Begnaud, Eugene Leblanc, Theophile Sonnier, Jacques Mathieu, Arthur Billeaud, John Billeaud, Basile Sonnier, E. Jenking, Cleophar Chiasson, Joseph Sonnier, Mrs. Vincent P. Domingues, Martial Hebert, Clebar Mouton, Onezime Albarado, Aristide Brasseaux, Odillon Dugat, Joseph Martin, Mme. Basile Sonnier, Jean B. Sonnier, Wid. Francis Albarado, Israel Arceneaux, Constant Leger, W. C. Bernard, Sr., J. C. Bernard, Jr., C. Brandt, Geneus Boudreaux, Olivier Chiasson, J. R. Davis, Francois Thibodaux, John D. Bertrand, Felix Begnaud, J. P., D. Arceneaux, J. C. Broussard, Joseph Lacy, Dupres Prejean, Arthur Billeaud, Felix Crepin, Louis Anselet, Neville Prejean, Marcel Begnaud, Lecin Dugas, Albert Breaux, Adam Credeur, Joseph Sonnier, Sosthene Hebert, Evan Ancelet, Trasimond Bourque, Adrien Blanchard, Mrs. Ursin Bourque, Lucien Arceneaux, Olivier Guidry per George Lessley, Alceede Guidry per George Lessley, Alceede Guidroz per George Lessley, Felix Mouton, A. G. Mouton, E. Jenkins, B. Mouton, Albert Richard (his mark), Jean Begnaud, T. Begnaud, Laurent Begnaud, Joseph LeBlanc (his mark), Homer Chiasson (his mark), Joseph Martin (his mark), Antoine Cong (his mark), Charles Hebert (his mark), A. B. Brasseux, Philibert LeBlanc, Simon Chiasson (his mark), Despanee Prejean (his mark), Silvain Richard (his mark), M. Hebert, Jean Hebert, Adolph Granger (his mark), Mrs Evariste Guidroz, Louis E. Bernard, Therence Guidroz, Etienne Mouton, Emile Martin, Elieson Hernandez (his mark), Gabriel Dugas, Felix Malapart, P. A. Chiasson, Jr., Gaston Chiasson.

 Lafayette, Sept. 20, 1902. I, the undersigned, Andre M. Martin, assessor of the parish of Lafayette, La., after a careful examination of the assessment rolls of the first ward, parish of Lafayette, of the year 1902, do certify that the property tax-payers of the said ward, whose signatures are on the foregoing petition, constitute more than one-third of the property tax-payers of the said ward.

 Witness my official signature this 20th day of September, 1902.
                    A. M. MARTIN,
                      Assessor Lafayette, La.

 Mr. Lacy offered the following relative to the foregoing petition:

 An ordinance, ordering a special election in accordance with Act 131 of the acts of the Legislature of the State for the year 1898, and Article 232 of the Constitution, at which there shall be submitted to the property tax-payers of the first ward of the parish of Lafayette, La., entitled to vote under the general election laws of this State, the question of levying a special tax of one and one-half mills on the dollar per annum for a period of three years, beginning with the first day of January, 1903.

 To be used exclusively for the support of the public schools in said first ward of said parish, and to be paid over by the tax collector to the school board treasurer for that purpose.

 Whereas, one-third of the property tax-payers of the first ward of the parish of Lafayette, according to the certificate of the parish assessor, marked "B", and hereto annexed and made part hereof, have petitioned this body to levy a special tax of one and one-half mills on the dollar per annum on the assessed valuation of the property in said ward, for a term of three years beginning with the first day of January, 1903, for the support, exclusively, of the public schools in said ward, and to be paid over by the tax-collector to the school board treasurer for that purpose, as per petition, marked "A", hereunto annexed and made part hereof, as required by the provisions of Act 131 of the acts of the Legislature of the State of Louisiana of the year 1898.

 Section 1. Be it ordained by the Police Jury of the parish of Lafayette, La., in regular session assembled, that a special election is hereby ordered and shall be held in said first ward of the parish of Lafayette, La., on Monday, Dec. 1, 1902, at which election there shall be submitted to the property tax-payers of said ward entitled to vote under the general election laws of Louisiana, the question of levying a special tax, to-wit:

 To be used exclusively for the support of the public schools in said first ward, and to be paid over by the tax-collector to the school board treasurer for that purpose, a special tax of one and one-half mills on the dollar upon the assessed valuation of property in said ward.

 Section 2. Be it further ordained, That said election shall be held under the general election laws of the State of Louisiana, at the regular polling places in said first ward at which the last preceding general election shall be prepared according to the laws of the State.

 Section 3. Be it further ordained, That the Board of Supervisors of election for the parish of Lafayette, are hereby authorized and requested to appoint commissioners to serve at polling places to give the notice of said appointment and the time and the time and place of holding said election, as required by law in such cases.

 Section 4. Be it further ordained, That the assessor of the parish of Lafayette, shall furnish the assessor of the parish of Lafayette, shall furnish to the commissioners to hold said election a complete list of the tax-payers of said first ward with the amount of their assessment respectively, duly certified, and shall also furnish a list of the property tax-payers who have registered as required by law.

 Section 5. Be it further ordained. That the commissioners of election shall receive the ballots of all property tax-payers of said ward entitled to vote at said election under the laws of the State of Louisiana, and before depositing the same in the ballot box, shall endorse thereon in the presence of the elector, unless the ballot shall have already been so endorsed, the name of the voter and the amount of his assessed property and the commissioners shall make returns of the number of votes and the amounts of the assessed of the property voted "for" and "against."

 Section 6. Be it ordained, That this ordinance and the petition of property tax-payers, as set forth herein, be published in the official journal of the parish of Lafayette or thirty days prior to said election, in the same manner as provided by law for judicial advertisements, and that this ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage.

 Section 7. Be it further ordained, That in addition to the announcement of said election to be made by the Board of Supervisors of Election of said parish, and the publication of this ordinance, the president of the Police Jury of the parish of Lafayette is hereby authorized and requested to issue his proclamation, calling said special election, and stating the rate, and the purpose of special taxation and the purpose for which it is intended according to the terms of this ordinance.

 Mr. Buchanan moved the following amendment to the ordinance offered by Mr. Lacy: Resolved that the citizens of the first ward defray all expenses of the special election prayed for in the petition this day presented. Amendment adopted, Mr. Lacy voting nay.

 The ordinance as amended was then unanimously adopted by the following vote: Yeas: M. Billeaud, Jr., J. C. Buchanan, F. G. Mouton, J. A. Labbe, Saul Broussard, John Whittington, Alonzo Lacy, J. O. Blanchet, Alex. M. Broussard.  Nays: None.

 A petition from the citizens of the 4th ward praying for the reopening of that part of the public road on the property of Mr. Albert Laurent was read and the following by Mr. Mouton adopted in reference thereto: Resolved that in view of the fact that so many tax-payers are inconvenienced by the closing of said road due to error in original report of freeholders, the Jury proposes to appropriate $75 for the reopening of said portion of road provided the citizens in interest contribute a like amount to meet Mr. Laurent's proposition. And provided further that if said tax-payers in interest refuse this proposition the Jury must refer to legal redress. Mr. Laurent then appeared before the Jury and agreed to an amicable adjustment of the dispute, and President Billeaud was authorized to act for the Jury in the ratification of title to said road.

 Mr. Whittington reported the repair of the Dolze Duhon bridge.  Approved.

 Mr. Lacy reported agreement to remove fencing on public road by Messrs. George K. Bradford and Francois Thibodeaux.

 By motion of Mr. Lacy the secretary was authorized to notify Mr. Albert Arceneaux of the first ward to remove his south line fencing from the public road leading from Jas. T. Breaux's to Duson station.

 Mr. Alex Broussard asked for and was allowed lumber to build a bridge across Bayou Queue Tortue at Baker's farm.

 Augustin Malveaux was refunded #2 special road tax 7th ward; Eloi Gilbert, $1.25, 6th ward; Jules Mouton, $2.25, 3rd ward.

 By motion the following committee was appointed to estimate the probable expenses of the parish for the year 1903, and also to effect a settlement with the parish treasurer:

 J. A. Labbe, F. G. Mouton, J. C. Buchanan, John Whittington, R. C. Greig.

 The treasurer submitted the following reports:

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 Respectfully submitted,
     J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.
 Oct. 2, 1902.
     To the President and Members of the Police Jury, parish of Lafayette, La. Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of special road fund since my last report:

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 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
M. BILLEAUD, JR., President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 10/11/1902.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 10/11/1902.

 The home of Mr. Crow Girard, which is being built in Girard's addition, is nearly completed. It will be one of the most comfortable and handsome residences in town.

 Miss Estelle Sondoz, of Opelousas, was a guest at the home of Dr. J. L. Duhart.

 Mr. Fidele Lombard died at his home in this town at 8 o'clock Thursday morning. Mr. Lombard was 49 years of age. He was a native of France. He came to Lafayette about 25 years ago.

 Regular services at the Episcopal church to-morrow evening at half past four o'clock.

 Mr. George K. Bradford, of Rayne, was in Lafayette Monday. Mr. Bradford was called here to testify in the Laughlin larceny case.

 Thoegene Montet, aged 73 years, died Thursday morning in Anse Beflucheau. He was buried Friday morning in the Catholic cemetery.

 Reopening of our dressmaking department Oct. 15. It will be in charge of a fashionable and competent dressmaker. Mouton & Salles.
Lafayette Gazette 10/11/1902.





 From the Lafayette Advertiser of October 11th, 1890:

 Laf. Should Be More Metropolitan.

 It is evident that in order to keep pace with our general prosperity and show a proper appreciation of the importance our parish is rapidly assuming on account of its fertility and its annually increased products, the town of Lafayette should assume a more metropolitan air - or, what we really mean, is that it do justice to the spirit of the times. An artesian well would be a great convenience and an inestimable benefit, but it seems that the sentiment of Lafayette is decidedly against water. An electric plant would be a blessing, and would furnish better, cheaper and safer than coal oil; and our streets could be lighted of dark nights. And of these things are not only practicable, but are fast becoming a necessity. Those who realize the situation and grasp the opportunity will reap the reward.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1890.

Tom Sawyer at Falk's. - The attraction at Falk's Opera House Monday, (13th., ) is a dramatization of Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer." The Chicago Times, of August 10th says: "It differs from the many farce comedies which have been produced of late in that there is woven through it a plot of deep interest, and contains in addition to the comedy element (which predominates) strong sensational situations and many beautiful scenic effects. Mr. Burton who appears in the title role, is a young actor of pleasing appearance and marked ability. His songs and dances were repeatedly encored, and it is only fair to day that he made a decided hit. The supporting company is good.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1890.

Georgia Minstrels.

 Georgia Minstrels at Falk's Hall to-morrow night (Sunday). It is a good troupe; one of the best on the road. Our opinion is entirely unprejudiced, because they have not noticed us in the least. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1890.

A Soiree. - Last Sunday night a bevy of our young folk, "on pleasure bent," tendered a complimentary soiree to Misses Alix and Louise Judice, at the hospitable mansion of their mother, Mrs. Albert Judice. Those participating in this heppy event were Misses Stella and Haydee Trahan, Lea Gladu, Liline Martin, Estelle Gerac, Alice Mouton, Heloise Mouton and Louise Revillon. Messrs. Gabriel Salles, Geo. Doucet, Emmanuel Pellerin, Pierre Gerac, Gaston Gladu, Sidney Mouton, Alfred Mouton, Alfred Gardner, Geo. Richard and Jean Comeau. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1890.

Back in Laf. - We are glad to note that our handsome and exceptionally clever young friend, Mr. W. E. Howell, is back at his old post as night telegraph operator here. We have old the old force back at the railroad office now, and a cleverer set of gentlemen it would be hard to find anywhere.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1890.

Circus Coming! - John Robinson's really pretty advertising car, in charge of the gentlemanly lot of bill posters, arrived Thursday morning and at once proceeded to "paint the town red," and a great many other colors. They managed to make themselves very conspicuous. Laf. Advertiser 10/11/1890.

Reduced Train Service.

 On October 8th the train known as the "mixed" train, which departed every morning on the Morgan "tap" for Cheneyville, returning at night, by order of Superintendent Owen ceased carrying passengers. This leaves us but one passenger train a day, each way, on the "tap." Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1890.

 The Cane Crop.

 The sugar cane crop of this parish is now being harvested, and is extraordinarily fine. We trust to see a rapid development of this industry here, and the establishment of sugar factories, which are bound to be an enormous source of wealth to community. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1890.

 Our Boy Bowen.

 Capt. W. E. Bowen, one of our yardmasters on the Southern Pacific at this point, is delegate from Morgan Lodge, of Lafayette, to the Convention of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, which meets at Los Angeles next week, and says he will leave t0-day for New Orleans - sorter backing off for a good start. He expects to spend a few weeks in California recreation. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1890.  

 District Court.

 The regular term of the District Court met at the Court House on the 6th inst., Hon. Orther C. Mouton, presiding.

 The grand jury impaneled with Mr. Albert Delahoussaye as foreman.

 The Judge then delivered the following charge to the grand jurors.

 Gentlemen of the Grand Jury.

 It now becomes my duty to instruct you as to the nature of your duties, the mode (unreadable words) of transacting business and to call your attention to such laws, and in the opinion of the Court is advisable, and to those men of the Legislature which it is made my duty to give you specially in (unreadable word).

 Upon the intelligent exercise of your duties, depends in a great measure the (unreadable word) administration of the criminal laws of the State. You are taken from the intelligent citizens to perform those functions, which, if done with that degree of care, circumspection and devotion to duty required in the premises, will guarantee that firm execution of the criminal laws, and that impartial dispensation of justice which are indispensable to the well being of the community.

 The institution of grand juries marked a step in the advancement of popular rights in the history of criminal jurisprudence. It is a barrier against frivolous State prosecutions; a restraint upon the malice of individuals and a power to stem the current or popular excitement. But that institution is of the world, worldly, and man withal so weak, and being unconsciously  controlled by alternate feelings of love, fear and hatred, in a greater or lessor degree, accord to circumstances, that to secure the beneficent results of your present mission, you should not only guard yourselves against those frailties of which you, in common with humanity, are heir to; but also against the furtive machination of the malice of others. Be cautious, also, not to allow yourselves to be engulfed in the vortex of some popular clamor, or to be enticed by the allurements of popular favor.

 Your duties are sacred. By your findings sacred rights might be avenged or denied; persecutions inaugurated and the powers of this Court made the vehicle of private revenge, or its legitimate functions in maintaining the sovereignty of the law arrested and nullified.

 Your duties are not by any means agreeable. At one instance you might be passing upon the rights of a life long friend, surrounded by all those charitable impulses and sentiments of good will enshrined in your bosom from childhood; should it be an enemy, one of the humble and lowly or another high in the social seals different feelings in each particular case moves us on involuntarily.

 To guard yourselves against all such extraneously influences is your solemn duty. The oath you have taken reminds you that "the State's counsel, your fellows, and your own you shall keep secret," another injunction of the law. "The reasons requiring secrecy," says an eminent author, "are of a nature looking to the public good; because if the grand jury would leave their room and disclose what they are doing, defendants who had not been arrested could make their escape; and because, also, persons would be deterred from voluntarily going forward and informing of crime before them."

 So, Gentlemen, you readily perceive that should you not respect this important part of your duty, the wily criminal and arrogant desperado would evade the clutches of the law, and the effects of your proceedings would be subverted.

 Being an appendage of this Court, and although under its judicial control, your powers are co-extensive with the criminal jurisdiction thereof; and having those powers you are bound to act so far as they can aid that jurisdiction.

 Your jurisdiction attached to inquiries into all offenses against the criminal laws, committed within this parish or on the boundary line of this and one or more adjoining parishes, or within one hundred years thereof, or where the crime shall be begun in one and completed in the other.

 The Court will now proceed to call your attention to those laws which it is its duty to give you specially in charge.

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 Spc. 932. Carrying concealed weapons.

 I cannot pass this last section without calling your attention to its importance. Many homicides have occurred, which, were it not for carrying concealed weapons would not have happened. The law does not prohibit, the bearing of arm; the prohibition extends only to cases where they are concealed. Every man has the inalienable right of self defence; but the law abhors the coward, the sneaking villain, who by outward appearances basks his antagonist in the belief of complete security, at the very instant, when, by a dexterous movement the mortal blow is given. If one carries a weapon let it be exposed to public view.

 Act 18, 25, 77, and by Act 18 of 1889, making the receiving and delivery in the night time, or between sunset and sunrise of un-ginned or seed cotton sold, bartered or otherwise disposed of, a misdemeanor.

 Act No. 24 or '86, "Entitled an act to amend and re-enact Act No. 68 of '80, relative to preventing the destruction of fish by poisoning, using dynamite, trapping, hedging or gill netting, and providing a penalty for the same."

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 Bills of indictment are signed by the District Attorney. The District Attorney is your legal adviser. He should be present during the examination of the witnesses, and may conduct their examination; but he is not allowed to in manner to influence or otherwise direct you in the finding. His presence in the grand jury room is to assist you in the examination of witnesses, and to take care that the evidence considered by you is such, if a true bill would be found, would be admissible on the trial.

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 (The Judge then proceeded to charge the jury specifically as to certain Acts of the Legislature, but our space will not admit of our giving the charges in full, as we would like to do. We can only make a few selections, such as are more apt to be violated:)

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 Act No. 31, of 1896, entitled "An Act Relative to Disturbances of the Peace in Public Streets, on Highways, in or near Private Houses;" defining said offence and providing for the punishment thereof. This Act is a very important one. The State, in its wisdom, has seen proper to protect the peace and quiet of all of its citizens, even in the remotest corners, against disturbances of the peace of every kind.

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 The grand jury made a final report Thursday, and were discharged.

 Several criminal cases were set for trial next week. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1890.

Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., Oct. 6th, 1890. - The Police Jury met this day with the following members present: C. P. Alpha, J. G. St. Julien, O. Theriot, R. C. Landry, A. A. Delhomme and Ford Huffpuair. Absent: C. C. Brown and A. D. Landry.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 The committee on the Oilidon Broussard bridge made the following report, which was accepted:

 Broussard Cove, Sept. 4, 1890.

 The committee of both parishes (Vermilion and Lafayette) having met this day for the purpose of receiving the Olidon Broussard bridge, after having examined said bridge beg leave to report that they have found same built according to contract and therefore recommend that H. K. Robinson and J. D. Landry be paid the amount stipulated. that is: Five hundred dollars by each parish. We have given Mr. J. T. Broussard authority to contract with Simon Broussard at the rate one hundred and fifty dollars a year from now to Dec. 31st next, for the guardianship of the bridge; he Simon Broussard to furnish security.
J. G. ST. JULIEN, President.
J. T. BROUSSARD, Secretary.

 The resolution levying a per capita tax of $2.00 on each voter of the parish was laid over for future consideration.

 The resolution fixing the rate of taxation at ten mills on the assessed valuation of the parish being considered, Mr. St. Julien moved to amend be inserting the words "nine mills" instead of "ten mills." The amendment was lost and the original resolution then adopted, to-wit: Resolved that the rate of taxation for the year 1890, be and is hereby fixed at ten mill on the assessed valuation of parish property.

 Dr. Gladu's proposition for Coroner's salary at $300 per annum was laid over.

 By motion of Mr. Huffpauir a jury of six freeholders was appointed to lay off and trace, assess damages, etc., a public road from Mr. C. Doucet's land to connect with the public road leading from Duson's station to Vermilion parish. And also to trace a public road from Dominique's land running north and connecting with the public road leading from Duson to Scott. The following jury was appointed: John Nugent, J. W. Broussard, Burton Smith, Israel Prejean, Antoine Guidry and Vileor Duhon.

 Mr. Huffpauir appointed Chas. D. Harrington as road overseer of the Eighth road district, 2nd Ward, in place of David Spell removed; and the following additional road overseers: 9th district, Bolden Huffpauir; 10th district, Ralph Duhon.

 By motion of Mr. Alpha the following was adopted: Resolved, that the President is authorized to insure the Court House for three years in the sum of $5,000.00 at the rate of 3-010 premium for the aforesaid term, and that a warrant be drawn for the amount, $150.00.

 On motion of Mr. Theriot the following was adopted: Resolved, that the sum of $200.00 be and is hereby appropriated for the purpose of building a public school house for white children it the town of Vermilionville. The said amount to be paid by order o the member of the 4th ward, out of any funds not otherwise appropriated.

 By motion of Mr. Delhomme, the sum of $25.00 each was appropriated for the relief of Mrs. Thos. Stutes, Augustin (c), Emerenthe Bonin (c), and Coco (c).

 By motion the following committee was appointed to examine the Treasurer's books, etc., and if found correct to give him a quietus: R. C. Landry, O. Theriot and Fort Huffpauir.

 On motion the following was adopted:
Be it Resolved, that M. & T. Bagley, of Vermilion parish, are hereby permitted to construct a lock in Bayou Vermilion near Long's plantation, the said parties to assume all liabilities for damages, etc. This permission is granted, provided that this body has jurisdiction in the matter.

 The Treasurer submitted his monthly report as follows:

 To the President and members of Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette.

 The following statement of receipts and disbursements of parish funds since last report:

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 Respectfully submitted,
     WM. CLEGG,
         Parish Treasurer.
   The following accounts were laid over:

 A. J. Moss, lumber ... $61.52
 R. Francez, lumber ... $50.79

 The following accounts were approved:

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 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
C. P. ALPHA, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1890.

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 10/11/1890.

 We had rain Monday night, and Tuesday; probably the drifting off of the equinox. Now we may expect the beautiful "Indian Summer" weather which is so propitious for farmers. The only trouble our farmers have to contend with this year is, that they got almost too much good a thing; and it may lead to carelessness and indolence in the future.

 New pecans are coming on the market, and the crop in this parish this year is abundant.

 Lafayette just now is about the best cotton market in Southwest Louisiana. Competition is lively.

 Mr. Henry Bendel, of Morgan City, spent Sunday in our town.

 Hon. Overton Case and Harrison Theall, Esq., of Royville, paid us an agreeable visit last Monday.

 Geo. K. Bradford, Esq., of Rayne, was in town this week attending the session of Court, and favored us with a call.

 Our cotton buyers are now overrun with business,  and can hardly find room to store the cotton they buy each day.

 The demand now is for more laborers. Our farmers all complain that they are not able to gather in their crops fast enough. Come along, cotton pickers!

 The session of the District Court this week has added considerably to give our town a lively and business-like appearance. Lafayette is on a solid business boom this Fall.

 Dr. Geo. W. Scranton, of Royville, was in town Thursday, and dropped in to see us. He reports everybody in his section to be as busy as bees, and the crops panning out magnificently.

 M. T. Gordy, Esq., of Abbeville, our talented young District Attorney, was promptly at his post in attendance upon District Court during the week. Mr. Gordy is highly spoken of by the members of the Lafayette bar.

 Mr. Auguste A. Micaud has accepted a position as clerk for Capt. A. J. Ross, in the "bridge gang" department of the S. P. Railroad, and went down the road last Tuesday to enter upon his duties.

 Mr. C. P. Hannen, agent of the S. P. Railroad in Texas, with his wife and child, are spending a few days in our town and are the guests of his father, Mr. John Hannen. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1890.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of October 11, 1879.


 Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Co. have become the purchasers of the rights and franchises of the New Orleans, Mobile and Texas Railroad Company. It appears that Frank M. Ames, Trustee, and others, purchasers in the suit of Ames against the said company, have agreed with the Morgan Company to substitute the latter as purchasers for so much of said road as extends from Westwego, near New Orleans, to Vermilionville. A copy of this contract was submitted to Judge Woods of the United States Circuit Court and it was ordered by the Court that the substitution be allowed and the transfer made comfortably to the terms agreed upon by the parties.

 The Steamer Col. Hooker has arrived, with 185 tons of railroad iron from Calcasieu Pass. The trestle work in and near Lake Charles is completed and ready for the ties and rails. Steam pile drivers have been moved from Lake Charles west to Bayou Shoupique, and cast to the Grand Marais. All piling completed between Lake Charles and the Grand Marais Track laying goes on daily. Laborers constantly coming in from Texas. Assistant manager Chas. R. Adams at Orange, and expected here Monday. Work goes on steadily. -
Lake Charles Echo.

 The cheering information comes that the construction of the Louisiana Western road, the link which is to bind us to New Orleans, is progressing rapidly as a thousand busy men can push it. Scarce a day passed that material of some kind does not pass through this city destined for the road. There are at present a number of flat cars at the Union depot loaded with bridge irons to be forwarded at once. Eight or ten bridge carpenters went out also on the Texas and New Orleans yesterday to work on the line. - Houston Telegram.

 Owing to the quarantine established against Morgan City, work on the Louisiana Western Railroad (Morgan's) has been considerably embarrassed and retarded. In a little time, however, it is expected that the embargo will be raised, and work will then be pushed through with rapidity. Nothing has recently been heard from beyond Vermilionville, and the exact condition of affairs there will probably be unknown for a few days.

 The reported alliance between the New Orleans Pacific and the Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans roads has so far failed to receive any confirmation of a positive character, through it is still thought that negotiations of the character originally reported are yet in progress. Mr. J. C. Clark, the vice-president of the Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans road has returned to the city, but fails to throw any light on the rumor. - N. O. Democrat.

 This morning the first train will leave from Westwego to Donaldsonville, under the auspices of the Morgan Railroad and Steamship Company. Trains will run as usual, with the difference that passengers, instead of taking the Westwego boat, will cross at the Morgan ferry and be transported to Westwego on the Morgan train.

 From Mr. A. C. Hutchinson it is ascertained that the railway on the other side of Morgan City has been completed beyond New Iberia, and to within thirteen miles of Vermilionville. Work was delayed owing to temporary stoppage of the manufactory in Pennsylvania that furnishes the steel rails. A large supply has, however, been received, and the work is being rapidly pushed forward. -
N. O. Times    ...  
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1879.

For District Judge.

To my Fellow Citizens of the Parishes of Lafayette and Vermilion:
   I am a candidate for the office of District Judge for the 25th Judicial District, composed of the parishes of Lafayette and Vermilion ;  and pointing to my past record as your Judge, brief as it is, I solicit your support and your votes, at the election on the 2nd of December, 1879.

 We are authorized to announce M. F. RIGUES as a candidate for the office of District Judge of 25th Judicial District composed of the parishes of Lafayette and Vermilion. Election on the 2d of December, 1879.

 For District Attorney
 To the Voters of the Parishes of Lafayette and Vermilion, at the election in December next. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1879.

 For Representative.

 We are authorized to announce JOHN CLEGG, as a candidate for Representative to the lower House of the General Assembly, at the election in December next. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1879.

 For Clerk of Court.

 ANDRE M. MARTIN, the present incumbent of the office of Clerk of the District Court, announces himself to the voters of the Parish of Lafayette as a candidate for that office, at the election to be held on the 2nd of December next.

 We are authorized to announce WILLIAM BRANDT, the present incumbent of the Recorder's office, as a candidate for the office of Clerk of the District Court for the Parish of Lafayette, at the election in December next.

 ONES BROUSSARD is a candidate for the office of Clerk of Court, at the election in December next. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1879.

 For Sheriff.

 To the Voters of the Parish of Lafayette :

 I am a candidate for the office of Sheriff of this Parish. My record of seven years as Chief Deputy Sheriff is before you. Upon it I stand and solicit your support and your votes. Election on the 2nd of December, 1879.

 To the Voters of the Parish of Lafayette : - I am a candidate for the office of Sheriff of this Parish. Election on the 2nd of December, 1879.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1879.

 Justice of the Peace.

 AUGUSTE MONNIER, Sr., has consented to become one of the candidates for Justice of the Peace for the Third Ward, at the election in December next.

 We are authorized to announce ISRAEL FALK as a candidate for the office Constable of the Third Ward, at the next election. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1879.

 Entertainment at Falk's.

 The ladies are determined that the entertainment at the court house on the 15th inst. shall be a success. They have been untiring in their efforts to bring it about and their perseverance should be rewarded. The proceeds are to be applied in rebuilding the fallen church steeple.

 To those who overlook the object in view, it is safe to say that they will not regret the small outlay necessary to enjoy the treat. Some of the best musical talent in the community is enlisted, both musical and instrumental ;  besides there will be an interesting drama, Tableaux vivante, etc. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1879.

 Convention Nominees.

 The following are the nominees of the Baton Rouge Convention :

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 Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1879.

 Travel Much Impeded.

 The present stage of water in Red River is said to be the lowest since 1872. Boars are unable to reach the Atchafalaya either by Old or Red River. Our delegates to the State convention had to go over land to Red River landing to get a boat for Baton Rouge, being cut off from the other route by yellow fever at Morgan City and Bayou Boeuf station. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1879.


 Our people generally, regard the fever as on the decline in numbers and severity. The type is considered mild, easily handled and soon mastered. A much more hopeful feeling prevails, and it is confidently anticipated that all evidences of fever will shortly disappear.

 To date there have been in Morgan City fifty-six case and sixteen deaths, included in the above. These figures are taken from the books of the Board of Health. There may be cases and deaths not reported, but as the Board of Health does not accept reports unaccompanied by certificates of attending physicians, we can state on our own authority that several more cases have occurred.

 In Berwick, we learn from Dr. Broaddus, who has charge of the sick there, that up to Friday forenoon, there have been in all thirty-four cases and five deaths, and we are told considerable suffering prevails. - Morgan City Review, 4th instant.

 The following extract from a private letter will explain the state of the yellow fever at Bayou Boeuf station :

 "The yellow fever is working and havoc here. There have been 28 cases and 12 deaths, to my knowledge, up to date, October 4th. We have with us two doctors and six nurses. The doctors say with the people dying as much from want of attention and nourishment as from fever. One physician was here 24 hours before he could get a cup of coffee, so I am informed. A most rigorous quarantine is kept even between the plantations adjacent to each other. So far, I have nor heard of a single colored patient. Of the 12 deaths referred to above, 10 were children."
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1879.

Hornsby on the Loose.

 Franklin, La., October 6. - Elijah Hornsby, a white man, recently convicted at New Iberia, La., for murder, and sentenced to the penitentiary for life, jumped from the mail boat upon which he was carried to the city last night. He was heavily ironed and has not since been seen.

 The officer who had him in charge immediately and landed and remained near the spot all night, but to no effect. The impression is that he was instantly drowned. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1879.

 School Board Proceedings.

          Vermilionville, Oct. 4th, 1879.
  The Board of School Directors met this day in regular session. Present: Dr. T. B. Hopkins, president; H. M. Bailey, secretary pro tem., Dr. F. S. Mudd, Alex Delhomme, J. Omer Broussard, Sidney Greig, Dr. M. L. Lyons and J. J. Revillon.

 The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

 The petition of the citizens of the 2nd ward, asking the Board to open a school in said ward and recommending J. L. Flechet as teacher, was read, and on motion, said petition was laid on the table for further consideration.

 It was moved and seconded, that the present school in the 1st ward be closed, and that a school be opened in the most central portion of said ward. Adopted.

 The petitions of Adolphe L. Guilbeau and J. L. Fletchet, requesting to be appointed teacher of the school in the 1st ward, being under consideration by the Board.

 It was moved and seconded, that Adolphe L. Guilbeau be and is hereby appointed teacher of the school in the 1st ward. Adopted.

 It was moved and adopted, that at the end of the present month, the public schools of this parish shall be closed unless there is money enough to continue them.

 The following claims were presented and approved by the Board, to-wit:

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 On motion the Board adjourned to next regular meeting.
THOS. B. HOPKINS, President.
H. M. BAILEY, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1879.

 City Council of Vermilionville.

 Regular Session, October 6th, 1879.

 Present: W. B. Bailey acting Mayor, and Councilmen Alpha, Lacoste, McBride, Mouton and Young. Absent: Mayor Clegg and Landry.

 On motion the reading of the minutes of the last meetings were dispensed with.

 The committee appointed at the last meeting to receive plans and bids to rebuild the market-house, reported that they had advertised the same and no bids had been submitted to the committee.

 Mr. Alpha then submitted a scaled bid, proposing to build the market-house, furnish the material required to build a a substantial frame building o lumber of the first quality and suitable size, for the sum of two hundred and thirty-five dollars.

 On motion, it was resolved, that the bid of C. P. Alpha be and is hereby accepted.

 It was moved and seconded, that a committee of two be appointed for the purpose of borrowing the sum of two hundred and thirty-five dollars, the amount required to build the market house, and that the said committee report immediately. The Mayor appointed Messrs. McBride and Young on said committee.

 On motion the council adjourned to Tuesday evening, the 7th inst.

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 Pursuant to adjournment the Council met this 7th day of October, 1879. Present, W. B. Bailey, acting Mayor and Councilmen Alpha, Lacoste, McBride, Mouton and Young. Absent, Mayor Clegg and councilman Landry.

 The Council was called to order, and Mr. Young, chairman of the committee appointed to borrow money to rebuild the market-house, reported that the money could be procured, payable in four months at 5 per cent for four months, or at the rate of 10 per cent interest per annum, on the Council furnishing satisfactory security.

 On motion, Resolved, that John Clegg, Mayor and M. P. Young, be and are hereby appointed a committee to confer with the party proposing to loan the Corporation the sum of $235.00 at the rate of 10 per cent per annum interest, and said committee is hereby authorized to borrow said amount and give satisfactory security.

 On motion, Resolved, that the same committee be and is hereby authorized and empowered to draw up the specifications and sign the contract with Mr. Alpha for the rebuilding of the market-house.

 On motion, Resolved, that the Mayor of the Town of Vermilionville when acting in the capacity of Justice of the Peace, and the Town Constable when acting as constable for the Mayor's Court, be and they are hereby authorized to claim and receive from the defendants the fees allowed by law to Justices of the Peace and Constables.

 Resolved, that this resolution take effect from and after publication.

 On motion, Resolved, that the Constable be and is hereby authorized to make out and publish immediately, in the official journal, the delinquent list of taxpayers of this corporation, and at the expiration of fifteen days from the first publication of said list, the Constable is authorized to proceed to the collection of the same by due process of law.

 The following account was approved:

 J. L. Mouton, for making bridge ... $1.00

 On motion the Council adjourned.
W. B. BAILEY, Mayor pro tem.
H. M. BAILEY, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1879.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of October 11th, 1873:


 A new charter for a New Orleans and Texas railroad company under the name of the New Orleans and Texas Western Central Railroad Company, has been published. This seems to be a move in the right direction, by our own citizens, and the inauguration of an effort to help ourselves, and to assume control of the construction and operation of a railroad to Texas.

 Too long have we waited, and to no purpose so far, for others, who have no business interest in common with ours, to build our much needed railroad to Texas. We need such a railway for the advancement of the business interests of our city and State, the encouragement of immigration, and the development of agriculture. Those who have heretofore taken the lead in attempts to build a railroad to Texas, since the war, have no direct interest in such a railroad, as a railroad. With them it has been and is simply a question of how to make the most money possible out of it, by procuring subsidies, endorsement of bonds, and issues of bonds for stock subscriptions, by the State, under a pretense of a desire to build railroads. They have had and have no direct interest in railroads as such. To us they are of the very highest importance.

 Their interest is to make money and not to build roads for the sake of our business - the increase of population, wealth and prosperity first, and, secondarily, for the profits so be realized as an investment of money.

 We know that such a railroad will, if properly located and constructed, pay large dividends on its cost, but we should expect to realize far more out of it by the development of trade and commerce than as a money investment.

 It is all important that a New Orleans and Texas railroad should be built and operated under the control of our New Orleans people, and this incorporation indicates that this is the intention of those who have formed this company. The names of the incorporators are those of the best known and most respectable citizens, and we understand that this movement originated in the Chamber of Commerce at its last monthly meeting. It deserves the support and encouragement of every business man and property holder in New Orleans and Louisiana, and we sincerely hope that all will join in making it a success.

 From the N. O. Picayune and in the Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1873.  


A Perfect Family Grocery. - Where in the town of Vermilionville, or in the parish of Lafayette, lives there a man or woman or child that does not know C. P. Connelly? Certainly, there is no one who is fond of good eating that would acknowledge a ignorance of Charley Connelly name, location or business place !  (But, it any there be who have not called on him, or who have forgotten his business location, they can find it by going to the corner of Main and St. John streets). And besides his stock of groceries, he has a good supply of dry goods which he is now offering for sale at the very lowest market prices, so as to enable him to keep up, as heretofore, a perfect family grocery. Everybody that pays him a visit, be he poor or rich, is always politely received, and waited upon, either by himself personally, or by his gentlemanly and accommodating young clerk, Mr. E. C. Voorhies.

 Call and see for yourself, it will cost you nothing to examine the goods in the establishment. Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1873.     

Selected News Notes.

 We were visited with light frosts on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. The weather to-day is clear and bright.

 We learn that on last Saturday evening one, Sevenne Boudreaux, was hung near his residence in the parish of Vermilion by the Vigilance Committee. We have heard that the lynched man was accused of many crimes, but we know not of what nature.

 At a stated meeting of Hope Lodge No. 145, F. A. M., held in Vermilionville on Saturday the 6th of October 1873, the following report of the committee previously appointed, was submiteed and unanimously adopted :

 BRO. WILLIAM ORSON SMITH, born March 12th, 1842, departed this life September 24th, 1873.

 He was raised in Hope Lodge No. 145 om the 22d of January, 1870 ;  and Exalted in Hope R. A. C. No. 33 on the 18th of June 1870.

 Thus once more, our outer door has been entered by the Grim Messenger, Death, and one of our members will henceforth be missed from his accustomed place ;  his name will no more be called here, having been inscribed on the roll of Eternity, as a member, we fondly hope, of that Celestial Lodge where the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides in all the glory of Holiness.

 His body we have consigned to our mother earth, whence it came ;  his spirit had returned unto God who gave it.

 A widow and four orphans remain to deplore with us his loss. Let them remember that He who has created all things, does all well. May they have an abiding faith in Him who made man in His image after His likeness and who having seen every thing that He had made, behold, it was very good. Let them pour their tears at His feet, who alone can give them consolation, the Father of the fatherless ;  and not forget that should they ever need assistance, a band of brothers will ever be ready to extend to them not only heartfelt sympathy but also the right hand of brotherly love and relief.

 We also move the following resolution :
  Resolved, that a page of our Record be devoted to the memory of our departed brother.

 That the Lodge regalia be clothed with mourning and the members wear the usual badge of mourning during thirty days.

 That a copy of this report be sent to his widow and that it be published in the newspapers.
(Signed)  L. M. ROGER, F. S. MUDD, J. M. BROWN, Committee.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1873.

 Police Jury Proceedings.

 Parish of Lafayette.
 Oct. 6, 1873.

 All the members were present.

 The reading of the minutes were dispensed with.

 On motion, the thanks of Police Jury were tendered to Ed. E. Mouton, Esq., for gratuitous legal advice.

 The following statement was received and ordered to be filed :

 "Statement of Parish Taxes collected by me, the undersigned Collector for the Parish of Lafayette, taxes of 1872, for quarter ending September 30th, 1873:

 General Taxes ... $3,104.30
 Licenses for 1873 ... $315.00
                            Total ... $3,319.39

 Attached hereto Parish Treasurer's receipt the full amount.
    [Signed]      F. MARTIN,
           per D. A. Cochrane, Dy. Collector."

 The committee appointed to examine the proposed change in the public road at Fergus Bernard's reported and the Jury refused to make any change in the road.

 On motion, the District Attorney, pro tem, was instructed to prepare and furnish, every three months, a list of all bonds subject to forfeiture, in which the parish may be interested.

 Accounts allowed: - D. A. Ducharme, $17.50 and warrant ordered for the same.

 On motion the Police Jury adjourned to the fourth Monday of December next.
G. DUBAU, President.
A. J. MOSS, Clerk.
Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/1873.





Truths About American Women.

 It is strange in the old world what credit it given to us for a tremendous energy and enthusiasm. A writer has many nice things to say of American women. "To hear from Americans, those on the spot, say, at New York and Boston, is like being brought in touch with very eager young person, for whatever the age of the American, he or she is so young at heart, go ahead, enthusiastic. We of the older nation ought to be glad to get new ideas from them. As she is the best of travelers abroad, so is she the most careful of cooks, the daintiest keeper of furniture and linen at home."

Original source unknown. In the Lafayette Advertiser 10/11/19


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