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**NOVEMBER 8TH - M C

From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 8th, 1905:



FATHER FORGE LAID TO REST.




 Funeral Services of Father Forge Held Friday in Presence of Fully Three Thousand People.

 Funeral services over the remains of Rev. Father Forge were held in Sr. John's Catholic church at 9 a. m. Friday. 


 Over forty priests of this diocese were present, and over three thousand of the dead priest's parishioners and friends gathered in and around the church to pay the last tribute of respect to their pastor and friend.

 Just before nine, the hour set for the services, the civic bodies of the town and parish, the City Council, Police Jury, School Board, and the court officials and officers, also children of the public schools and of the convent assembled at the court house square and led by the Sontag Concert Band marched to the church, where place had been reserved for them, to assist in doing honor to the departed.

 The church had been draped and the altar was lighted with various colored lights, and burning candles and electric lights aided in the illumination. At half past eight the services were begun with high mass celebrated by Mgr. Laval and Father Dubourg and Langlois. At the close, the solemn services of the dead were performed in an imposing and and impressive manner, in which a number of priests assisted. Father Jouen ascended the pulpit and delivered a sermon in French paying tribute to Father Forge's worth and Character.

 Father Mattern then spoke in English. He spoke of the great esteem in which Father Forge was held as evidenced by this great gathering to pay him the last sad rites, and referred to his work in this parish, and what he had done for his church.

 The remains were then taken from the catalogue where they had lain in state since Tuesday, in the center of the church and reverently laid away in a grave dug before the altar besides the tomb of Father Maigret a former pastor who died in 1858.

 During the interment the softly sad and tender strains of the Sontag Concert Band added to the sadness of the occasion.


 The priests present were: Very Rev. Mgr. J. M. Laval, vicar general, New Orleans; Very Rev. P. Scotti, chancellor, New Orleans; Very Rev. Mattern, S. J. Grand Couteau; Very Rev. Dubourq, Thibodeaux; Very Rev. Peters, Jennings: Very rev. Maring, S. J., New Orleans; Very Rev. Bogaerts, St. Anne, New Orleans; Very Rev. Massardier, St. Theresa, New Orleans; Very Rev. Mgr. Frain, New Orleans; Revs. Raymond, New Orleans; Laforest, Abbeville; Vanderbilt, Delcambre; Branche, Engerink, Gerard, Savit, Jouen, Thebault, Rouge, Vigroux, Prim, Frohn, Bocciochi, Souby, Girault, Langlois, Bollard, Rochard, Fontaine, Placide, Zarn, Mailtrait, Doutre, Teurlings, A. Drossaerts, Gassier, Van Alphen, Durand, Grimaud, Roguet, Chasles, Morin, Blanc, Jan, Roger, Mauilluchet, Hillaire. 

(One last paragraph unreadable)
Lafayette Advertiser 11/7/1905.



Father Forge's Will. - Father Forge's will was homologated Nov. 4. By its provisions Father J. R. Bollard, former vicar here, was made his universal legatee and testamentary executor without bond. The inventory of his estate amounts to $5,788.23. ($136,442.03 in today's money). 
Laf. Adv. 11/8/1905. 




Lafayette Has An Automobile. - Broussard has enjoyed the distinction for some time of having the only automobile in the parish. Lafayette is now in. Yesterday Dr. H. P. Beeler received his automobile and it is a handsome affair. The motive power is gasoline. A number of the Doctor's friends took great pleasure in inspecting and complimenting his automobile - and doubtless the Doctor will express appreciation of the compliments by taking the "complimenters" out for an "automobiling."
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.




LAFAYETTE TO ABBEVILLE                                                               

 Options on Right of Way for Road Secured for Nine and a Half Miles.

 A road connecting Lafayette and Abbeville is a possibility of the near future. Options on right of way for a distance of nine and a half miles have already been secured on very reasonable conditions, By Hon. Overton Cade, J. O. Broussard, of Abbeville, and Rom Leblanc. It is the purpose of these gentlemen to secure options on the entire right of way and then endeavor to have the same taken up by the Southern Pacific, or Colorado Southern which last will shortly build into New Orleans passing through Opelousas.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.





The Good Road Movement.
 
 We publish below a list of the subscriptions for the good road fund up to the time of going to press. The committee has not yet made a regular canvass of the town and there is still a large number of business and professional men to be seen who will no doubt be glad to join their fellow citizens in this most laudable undertaking.

 Good roads leading into town from every section of the parish will attract a great deal of trade to the town of which our merchants are now deprived, and will contribute in no small degree to the social and business convenience of the farmers and all other classes of people. The organized move for good roads by the Citizen's Road Building Association assures the public of some practical results in that direction  if the people who are most directly interested in the success of this movement - the merchants, the doctors, the lawyers, and the farmers - do their just part by the public spirited businessmen who have banded themselves together to lead in the movement.

 It is going to take a considerable sum of money to lay the foundation for a permanent system of good roads - a much larger sum than the contract price which the parish is in a position to allow. That is the reason the Road Building Association is bound to create a private fund upon which to draw as the work progresses and until the roads shall be put in prime condition to stand a hard strain throughout the year. A broad and a solid foundation in the beginning will mean less and less trouble and expense to maintain the roads afterward, and this plan will prove to be the most advantageous and economical in the end.

 In view of the great and lasting benefits which will be  brought to all classes of people by the work that is being presently undertaken by the Citizen's Road-building Association, it is but right that everybody should contribute something toward the support and success of the movement - and no man who is going to be benefitted in any way by good roads ought to be willing to accept and enjoy benefits paid for by other people without bearing a fair part of the cost of these benefits himself.

Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905                                                                                   



Deserve Credit.

 Realizing the importance of good roads, especially those leading into town, a number of citizens recently organized a Citizens' Road-building Association for the purpose of contracting for and maintaining good roads, especially in the third ward. But it was recognized that the co-operation and assistance of the Police Jury was necessary for the success of the move, and accordingly Judge O. C. Mouton and Dr. N. P. Moss, representing the Citizens' Road-building Association appeared before the Jury at their meeting Thursday and made a proposition as to the roads of the third ward, as will be seen in the proceedings published in another column. And it is greatly to the credit of the Police Jury that they promptly accepted the proposition, for it showed that the members of the Jury appreciated the fact that a thorough business organization managed by business men gave such fair promise of effective work as to deserve a full trial. And it proved, too, that the Jury believes in good roads and are ready to try a way of improving the roads that appears to them reasonably certain of giving satisfaction. Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.



Praise for Lafayette.
[Lafourche Comet.]

 It seems that the people of Lafayette are determined to have good roads. Their desire in this respect is manifested by the fact that they have organized a road-building association, with a capital of fifty thousand dollars. The shares of the organization are fixed at $25.00 each and already shares amounting to over $1,800 have been sold and paid for. Article four of the charter says:

 The purposes and objects for which this corporation is formed are hereby declared to be: To build, repair and maintain public roads and bridges, under contract or otherwise in the parish of Lafayette, La.; and to promote and assist the cause of good roads, and to do any act necessary to successfully conduct the affairs of this corporation.

 This is certainly showing a lot of public spirit. It is seldom you see men invest in stock companies unless they are practically guaranteed that their money will earn some interest. Of course, with good roads everybody is benefited, but it is generally a hard proposition to make men go into an organization in which their benefits are to come back in the abstract. Hurrah for the good citizens of Lafayette. From the Lafourche Comet and in the Lafayette Advertiser of 11/8/1905.



Mouton Sisters' Opening. - Tuesday of last week was a special and important day to the ladies, for on that day occurred Mouton Sisters' fall opening. The store was very tastefully decorated in lavender and plum colors set off by golden rod. From early morning till late in the evening the store was crowded with interested and admiring visitors and purchasers who gazed with pleasure upon the many charming hats displayed for their inspection.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.


  
THE STAGE.

The advance agent to the Jos. De Grasse Co. paid The Jefferson quite a compliment while here. He said it was the nicest theatre building in the State outside of New Orleans, and the cleanest he was ever in.

 A large audience was present at the opening of The Jefferson for this season on Thursday night. Joseph De Grasse as Richelieu in Bulwer - Lyttons famous play of that name, supported by a good company, was the attraction. Mr. De Grasse is an actor of merit; his presentation of the character of Richelieu was good and the show was considerably above the average traveling show, Before and during the performance a pleasing musical program was rendered by the orchestra.

 Next Friday, the 10th, The Herald Square Opera Co., will occupy the stage at the Jefferson. Manager C. M. Parkerson Tuesday received the following telegram from Manager Werner of the Elk's Theatre, Baton Rouge:

 Herald Square Opera Company put up a fine performance last night and I have booked them for a return date.
They will please your patrons.
   WERNER, Mgr. Elks' Theatre.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.



       

COMING ATTRACTION. 

 One of the best comic opera organizations on the road today will be seen at the Jefferson Theatre, Friday night, Nov. 10, in the merry musical mix-up "A Journey To India." This attraction is one of the biggest little companies on the road. For seven consecutive winters the Herald Square Opera Company has played down in the "land o' cotton" and has always made good with southern people, because they know good music when they hear it and appreciate it. This company makes no pretensions as regards being a big New York production, but, among its twenty people, it is proud to claim that there are artists of exceptional ability, ranking high above some of the so called stars of the more pretentious organizations.

 During the past two months, the most favorable reports and criticisms have been published in the dramatic magazines and in the newspapers of the States bordering on the north where the company played during the early part if the present season. The Herald Square Company has struck a popular chord in the public desire in reproducing some of the old time favorites as musical comedies and by retaining some of the prettiest of the old scores, the addition of numerous numbers of modern music and mix in the whole up inside of a barrel of clean, wholesome comedy, has produced a combination that is a hard matter to beat - along the same lines, so to speak, as a hard boiled egg. This season, the company is headed by Miss Leona Watson, a new Cincinnati "discovery," and by her magnificent soprano and dainty stage mannerisms, has won a place in the hearts of every audience before which she appeared. - By the Press Agent

Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905


A High Class Attraction.
 
 Mr. Frederick Lorraine has secured an excellent company for his support for this season. Mr. Lorraine and his company will be seen here at the Jefferson for two performances only, Nov. 14 and 15. On Tuesday, Nov. 14, a grand revival of the famous 4-act drama, "Trilby," will be presented and on the 15th Percy Williams' sensational life story of "Harry Tracy, the Outlaw," will be given in true Western style. Beside the dramatic productions a number of high-class vaudeville artists have been engaged offering first-class specialties between acts, making the show a continuous one. Mr. Lorraine will be seen as "Svengali" in Trilby, a part he has played over a hundred times and scored a big hit. The prices for this entertainment will be 25 c, 50c and 75c. 

Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.    


Also. - Manager C. M. Parkerson is in communication with the show, "Babes in Toyland," one of the best things on the road this season and hopes to secure it. It is a magnificent spectacular show and carries two carloads of scenery. Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.



The Health of School Children a Question of Prime Importance.

 In a discussion of the public school buildings of the town of Lafayette by the City Council in regular session last Monday night, Dr. A. R. Trahan took occasion very properly to direct the attention of the Council to the serious hygienic conditions presented by the overcrowded state of the school buildings.

 From statistics the Doctor obtained from the school authorities he declared that not one class-room in the town is of sufficient size to give the children the amount of pure air necessary for the good of their health. The statistics showed that in the case of the class-rooms in the Primary school and of those in the Kindergarten, only one-half of the air space required for satisfactory hygiene conditions was furnished, and in addition to this the low ceilings and small windows prevented the necessary circulation, causing vitiated air to be breathed and re-breathed by the helpless little children. He gave warning that the present condition of congestion and lack of ventilation would certainly invite and propagate tuberculosis and other forms of ill health attributable to a deficiency of fresh air and other unhygienic environments.

 Dr. Trahan expressed his views very forcibly on this most important side of school life, which he argued should be adequately provided for without delay in an enlargement of the school facilities which could be satisfactorily secured only through the acquisition of a capacious and well appointed new central school building. Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.





A Commendable Act. - An interesting scene greeted the eye of the passerby near the High School yesterday afternoon - it was the sight of two industrious school teachers. Mr. Avery and Mr. Foote, with rolled up sleeves engaged in building a street crossing for the benefit of their pupils. This is a commendable act on the part of two worthy teachers.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.




LEASE OF SCHOOL LANDS.

In accordance with public notice duly given, the parish treasurer will offer for lease next Saturday all the public school lands of the parish. Formerly these lands brought only a nominal rent, but in late years, owing to the determined stand taken by the School Board, rentals more in accord with the real value of the lands have been obtained and a corresponding increase  in the school revenues has resulted.

 There is a good reason why school lands should not bring as high a rental as lands of the same quantity owned by private individuals, and there is every reason for making these public lands produce as much revenue as possible when there is such urgent demand for larger support of the schools than what is now received.

 Taking a plain business view of the matter, the School Board has, within the last few years, given some intelligent attention to a better drainage of the school lands by means of ditches and canals, where needed, and this has so improved the productivity of the lands as to make them command higher rental values. This is good business sense on the part of the School Board, as is also the requirement laid down for the future that the lessee plant each year at least one bushel of peas to the acre on one-third of the lands leased by him, it being understood that corn may be planted at the same time on the same land on which peas are required. This condition to plant peas applies to the land in the Fourth ward only, which has been under continuous cultivation for a long term of years without the benefit of fertilization. If it is good to restore and preserve the fertility of lands privately owned, it is of no less advantage to apply the same rule to public lands, and the School Board, as trustee of the school lands, only shows that it realizes a due sense of its responsibility in the matter by preserving and improving the fertility and productiveness of the lands from which comes a considerable portion of the revenues for the support of the public schools. And, upon the other hand, the planting of peas, under the reasonable conditions imposed, will in no wise operate to the disadvantage of the lessee, but, on the contrary, will redound to his benefit in the end, even to the point of liberally reimbursing him for the cost of the peas used for planting, in the abundant and valuable forage crop which will follow.

 Good lands for rent are growing more and more scarce every year, and the demand for such lands is becoming more active. As an evidence of this fact, inquiries have been received from neighboring parishes regarding the school lands in Lafayette parish, which are going to be offered for lease next Saturday. The School Board ought not to have any difficulty in obtaining fair rent for the school lands, under the circumstances, and, as all moneys earned from these sources are devoted to the education of the children of the parish, all good citizens should feel a direct interest in seeing that the school lands are rented for what they are really worth. Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.



SOCIETY.
An Enjoyable Affair.

 Mrs. C. M. Parkerson was hostess at a most delightful euchre Monday afternoon. The weather was very rainy and disagreeable, but upon entering this hospitable home one found that sunshine and pleasure reigned supreme. The house was beautifully decorated with cut flowers and evergreens. At four o'clock the bell at the head table was rung and from then until the close of the series much interest was displayed during the whole nine games as the contestants seemed to be well matched. After the last game was played it was found that Mrs. Jim Parkerson had won the most games, therefore the lovely China cake plate became hers. Mmes. Coronna, Tooke and Abramson tied for the second prize; but Mrs. Coronna having luck with her got the dainty little silver pickle fork. The consolation prize, a pretty China olive dish, fell to the lot of Mrs. Blum, Misses Rhena Boudreaux and Gertrude and Rosalie Coronna assisted Mrs. Parkerson in serving a most delicious luncheon to Mmes. B. J. Pellerin, R. D. Voorhies, J. C. Nickerson, C. D. Caffery, B. N. Coronna, S. R. Parkerson, Joe Mouton, Don Caffery, Davis, LeRosen, Tooke, Straughton, Jagou, Blake, Blum, Mills, Abramson, Sidney Mouton, Albert Doucet, Frank Broussard, Jim Parkerson. Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.



The Woman's Club.

The Woman's Club met Nov. 4, with Mrs. F. E. Davis as hostess.

 After the meeting was called to order and the minutes of the last meeting read and approved, the subject of how to add to the Club's scholarship fund was discussed and it was decided to get Dr. Beverly Warner to come and give a lecture. A committee was appointed to make all arrangements for this lecture. The subject of framing a picture to be donated to one of the town school rooms was discussed and the president appointed a committee to attend to this right away. The corresponding secretary then read Mrs. Leo Judice's resignation to the Club, and the members accepted it with regrets, Mrs. C. M. Parkerson's application to become a member of the Club was voted upon and she was unanimously elected. After which the following program was rendered:






   After the Club adjourned to meet Nov. 25 with Mrs. W. A. LeRosen, Mrs. Davis served a most tempting luncheon.

 The guests of the afternoon were, Misses Dickson, Faulk and Hall. Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.




U. D. C. Euchre To-morrow.

 To-morrow, Thursday, evening the U. D. C., will give a progressive Euchre in the office formerly occupied by the Pipe Line Co. The U. D. C. make charming hostesses and all who attend may rest assured of a very pleasant time.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.


Bids Wanted.

 Bids will be accepted for ten days after publication to tear down and rebuild the bridge over Coulee Mine on the road between Scott and Lafayette, and to remove dirt under bridge. Right to reject any and all bids reserved. 
        VALERY BOUDREAUX.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.



CHARTER OF CITIZENS' ROAD-BUILDING ASSOCIATION.

United States of America,
State of Louisiana,
Parish of Lafayette.

 Before me Orther C. Mouton, a notary public, personally came and appeared A. B. Denbo, A. E. Mouton, F. Demanade, J. Arthur Roy, M. Rosenfield, T. M. Biossat, Chas. O. Mouton. Albert Landry, B. N. Coronna and N. P. Moss, all residents of the parish of Lafayette, Louisiana, who severally declared, that availing themselves of the powers, rights and privileges conferred by the laws of Louisiana relative to corporations, and particularly those conferred by Act. No. 53 of the General Assembly of the year 1902, they do by this act and instrument of writing form themselves, and such other persons as may become associated with them, into and constitute a corporation, hereinafter defined; and they do hereby agree to the following stipulations, to-wit:

ARTICLE I.

 The name and title of this corporation shall be "THE CITIZENS' ROAD-BUILDING ASSOCIATION," and its domicile shall be at Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, State of Louisiana.

 ARTICLE II.

 This corporation shall enjoy succession to the full term and period of ninety-nine years from date of this act.

ARTICLE III.

 This corporation shall have power to make and use a corporate seal, and the same to alter and change at pleasure; it shall have the power to contract, sue and be sued; to hold, receive and purchase, lease, sell and convey property, both real and personal, to hypothecate and mortgage its real property and personal effects, to appoint such officers as the business of the corporation may require, and to make all necessary rules and by-laws for the successful conduct of the business, and the same to be changed at will.

 ARTICLE IV.

 The purposes and objects for which this corporation is formed are hereby declared to be: To build, repair and maintain public roads and bridges, under contract or otherwise in the parish of Lafayette, Louisiana; and to promote and assist the cause of good roads, and to do any act necessary to successfully conduct the affairs of this corporation.

 ARTICLE V.

 All citations or process of law shall be served on the president, or in his absence the vice-president, or in the absence of both of these on the secretary.

 ARTICLE VI.

 The capital stock of this corporation is hereby fixed at fifty thousand dollars, divided into two thousand shares of ($25.00) twenty-five dollars each, and this corporation shall be authorized to do business as soon as two hundred and fifty dollars of its stock has been subscribed for; and the capital stock and all monies collected by subscriptions or donations shall be deposited in bank to be disbursed on the joint order of the president, or vice-president and the secretary of the corporation, in payment of work done on public roads and debts otherwise contracted.

 ARTICLE VII.

 The business or affairs of this corporation shall be conducted under the management and control of a Board of Directors to be composed of ten stock holders, five of whom shall constitute a quorum. The Board of Directors shall elect a president, vice-president and secretary, all of whom shall serve without pay; and they shall have power to appoint such other officers or employes as may be necessary to carry on the work of the corporation, and fix their compensation. It shall have power to fill all vacancies occurring either by death, resignation or otherwise.

 A. B. Denbo, A. E. Mouton, F. Demanade, J. Arthur Roy, M. Rosenfield, T. M. Biossat, Chas. O. Mouton, Albert Landry, B. N. Coronna, and N. P. Moss shall compose and constitute the first Board of Directors; the said named persons shall hold office until the second Wednesday of June, 1907, at which time, and annually thereafter a new board of officers and directors shall be elected. A majority of the votes cast at a meeting of the stockholders shall (unreadable word) each stockholder being entitled to cast either in person or by proxy one vote for each share of stock owned by him. Said meeting shall be given notice of by publication thirty days in a newspaper published at Lafayette, Louisiana, and held in the office of the corporation in said place. The failure or omission to elect officers as provided for, shall in no manner affect the business of the corporation, and the officer shall hold office until their successors are elected and qualified.

 ARTICLE VIII.

 No transfer of stock shall be binding on the corporation until it has been recorded on its books.

ARTICLE IX.

 No stockholder shall be held personally liable for the faults of the corporation. Nor shall any stockholder be liable for to any greater extent than the unpaid balance due on stock purchased by him. No informality of stockholders or render this charter null.

 ARTICLE X.

 This act of incorporation can be changed, modified or altered or the corporation be dissolved with consent of three fourths of the capital stock represented at any general meeting of the stockholders, convened for such purpose, after thirty days previous notice shall be given of such meeting, by publication in a newspaper at Lafayette, Louisiana.

 ARTICLE XI.

 When this corporation is dissolved either by limitation or otherwise, its affairs shall be liquidated by three commissioners to be appointed for that purpose by the stockholders; a meeting of the stockholders to be called in the same manner as provided for in Article X of this charter. The said commissioners shall remain in office until the affairs of the corporation are liquidated, and in case of death or resignation the remaining ones or the one shall elect others. The original subscription list is hereto annexed.

 Thus done and signed at Lafayette, Louisiana, this 18th day of October, 1905, in presence of Messrs. Frank E. Broussard and Daniel Debaillon after due reading.
  (Original Signed).
B. N. CORONNA, F. DEMANADE, M. ROSENFIELD, A. B. DENBO, N. P. MOSS, T. M. BIOSSAT, J. A. ROY, CHAS. O. MOUTON, A. E. MOUTON, ALBERT LANDRY.
   Witness: FRANK E. BROUSSARD, DAN DEBAILLON, ORTHER C. MOUTON, Notary Public.

 State of Louisiana, Parish of Lafayette.
   Having carefully examined the act of incorporation of The Citizens' Road Building Association, and whose domicile is at the City of Lafayette, Lafayette parish, State of Louisiana, and finding that none of the provisions as contained in the several articles of said charter are in any way in conflict with the laws of the State, I have on this the 19th day of October A. D., 1905, approved the said act of incorporation.
    (Signed)  WM. CAMPBELL, District Attorney, 18th Judicial District of Louisiana.

 We the undersigned, hereby subscribe for the number of shares of $25 each, placed opposite our names of the capital stock of The Citizens' Road-Building Association, of Lafayette, La., the object and purpose of this corporation being to "build, repair and maintain public roads and bridges, under contract or otherwise, in the parish of Lafayette; and to promote and assist the cause of good roads, and to do any act necessary to successfully conduct the affairs of this corporation." All subscriptions for stock to be subject to call by the Board of Directors on ten days' notice, provided that not more than 20 per cent be called in any one month:




 Filed and recorded October 20, 1905 in book of miscellaneous acts "E" 3 page ...
    (Signed)   F. K. HOPKINS,
                    Deputy Clerk of Court.
 State of Louisiana, Parish of Lafayette.

 I hereby certify the above and foregoing to be a true and correct copy of the original on file and of record in my office. Witness my hand and seal at Lafayette, La., October 20, 1905.
        F. K. Hopkins, Deputy Clerk of Court.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.






POLICE JURY.

Contract for Building and Maintaining Public Roads of Third Ward, Awarded Citizens' Road-building Association.

 Opinion of Attorney in the Carencro License Question - Repairs to Jail Authorized. - Accounts Approved.

 Lafayette, La., Nov. 2, 1905.
The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: M. Billeaud, Jr., presiding, J. A. Begnaud, Valery Boudreaux, Cornelius Spell, J. H. Connolly, Albert Theall, J. E. Mouton. Absent: P. R. Landry, and L. G. Breaux.

 The minutes of October 5 and 6 were read and approved.

 The minutes of October 27 were read and approved, being corrected to read, the "president" of the Board of Health be empowered to act in case of emergency.

 Mr. R. W. Elliot, in behalf of Mr. Sidney Martin, appeared before the Jury, explaining that for want of proper drainage, Mr. Martin's crop was in great damage from flood; he asked that the Jury take such steps as would accord Mr. Martin relief.

 Moved and seconded that the president carry out the resolution of April 6, 1905, to the effect that the Jury bring suit against Mr. Louis Cunningham to have a dam on his premises opened, which in the opinion of the Jury will give relief to all concerned.

 The Jury then took a recess until one o'clock.


AFTERNOON SESSION.

 The Jury went in a body to St. john's Catholic church and viewed the body of Father Forge lying in state and upon invitation extended, resolved to meet at 8 o'clock Friday morning at the court house to attend the funeral services.

 Judge O. C. Mouton and Dr. N. P. Moss appeared before the Jury, representing the Citizens' Road-Building Association and submitted the following resolution and proposal for the Jury's consideration at the same time urging its acceptance.

 At a meeting of the Board of Directors held Nov. 1, 1905, the following resolution was adopted:

 Be it resolved, That either or both, the president and the secretary of The Citizens' Road-Building Association of Lafayette, La., be and are hereby authorized and empowered to submit the following proposal to the Police Jury of the parish of Lafayette, and the same to be binding upon the said Association if accepted by the Police Jury:

 PROPOSAL.

 The Citizens' Road-Building Association agrees hereby to build, drain and maintain all the public roads already established in the third ward of the parish of Lafayette, except that part of the public road leading from Lafayette to Carencro north of the plantation of Gabriel Dubau and to build and maintain all bridges under twenty feet in length, lumber and material to be furnished by the parish, every year for the term or three years for the sum of eighteen hundred and seventy dollars a year, upon the following conditions:

 1. All road work and drainage to be done in a practical and systematic manner, subject to the acceptance of a majority of a committee to be composed of the president of the Police Jury, the two Police Jurors of the third ward, and two tax-payers to be selected by the Association.

 2. The Police Jury to procure and deliver to the Association all right of way for public roads and drainage purposes already controlled by the parish, or considered necessary hereafter to enable the Association to do thorough and satisfactory work.

 3. Payment for work done by the Association to be made at the rate of one hundred and twenty-five dollars for each five miles of road accepted by the committee of five as herein provided, if this sum is in the treasury to the credit of the appropriation made to pay for this work, otherwise a certificate of payment to be issued as provided by section 3 of Act 32, of 1902, in favor of said Association; the balance of the contract price to be paid at the end of each year.

 4. The payment of the work done under this contract to be secured as follows: By an appropriation of thirteen hundred dollars out of the per capita and vehicle road taxes levied, and to be levied, in the third ward of said parish; and out of the general funds, the sum of three hundred and twenty dollars now appropriated to the payment of the road overseer and for drainage purposes, and the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars offered by the Police Jury to the Good Roads Association.
A true copy.
   Attest: N. P. Moss, Secretary.

 After due consideration the said proposal was accepted and the following resolution was unanimously adopted:

 Resolved, that the proposal of the Citizen's Road-Building Association to work the public roads of the third ward of the parish of Lafayette as already established, and to build and maintain all bridges under twenty feet in length, lumber and material to be furnished by the parish, every year for a term of three years for the sum of eighteen hundred and seventy dollars a year in a practical and systematic way, and subject to the acceptance of a majority of a committee to be composed of the President of the Police Jury, the two Police Jurors of the third ward, and two tax-payers to be selected by the Association; and payment to be made by the Police Jury for each five miles of road so accepted, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars if this amount is in the treasury at the time of said acceptance to the credit of this appropriation; otherwise a certificate of payment to be issued as provided by Section 3 of Act No. 32 of 1902, in favor of said Association, and the remainder of contract price to be paid at the end od each year, be and the same is hereby accepted.

 Be it further resolved that in order to secure the proper work and drainage of said public roads, the Police Jury shall procure all land required, by expropriation or otherwise, necessary for the purpose, in the opinion of the Police Jury.

 Be it further resolved, that the use of the road grader belonging to the third ward and heretofore used in working said public road is hereby allowed to said Association, free of charge during the term of this contract.

 Be it further resolved that the other wards of the parish reserve their right to claim an equal appropriation of $250, as granted herein to the third ward.

 Be it further ordained that the sum of thirteen hundred dollars be and is hereby appropriated out of the per capita and vehicle road taxes now levied and to be levied in the third ward of said parish for road purposes; and out of the general funds not otherwise appropriated, the sum of five and seventy dollars or so much thereof over and above the revenues derived from said per capita and vehicle taxes only as will be necessary to make said sum of eighteen hundred and seventy dollars, for each of said three years.

 Be it further ordained that the ordinances heretofore adopted making an appropriation of two hundred dollars for drainage purposes, and the ordinances heretofore appropriation one hundred and twenty dollars to the payment of the road overseer for the third ward, be and the same are hereby repealed.

 At the regular meeting of the Police Jury of October 5. 1905, Mr. Claude Latiolais appeared before the Jury as representing the Mayor and Council of the town of Carencro. Mr. Latiolais stated that the town of Carencro had been duly incorporated and that in view of that fact the Mayor and Council wished to notify the Jury that they were going to collect its won licenses.

 Judge C. H. Mouton made the following report relative to the incorporation of the town of Carencro, and the said report was accepted and the secretary instructed to forward a copy of the report to the Mayor of Carencro.

  To the President and Members of the Police Jury.

 In answer to the above notice I will state that the village of Carencro was incorporated under provisions of Act 136 of 1898, by proclamation of the Governor under date of July 6, 1905, recorded in the office of the Clerk Recorder of the Parish of Lafayette. That under Act Number 142 of 1904 the village of Carencro as in incorporated municipality is exempt from paying parish license or license taxes, Provided, said license taxes so levied by the municipality of the village of Carencro are equal in amount to similar license taxes levied by the Police Jury and Provided further that the proceeds of said license taxes so levied by said municipality of Carencro be used for street and side-walk improvements, waterworks, light, sewerage, street railways, or public school purposes. Therefore it is only proof of compliance of these conditions to the satisfaction of your Honorable Body that said municipality is exempt from said license tax.
                 Respectfully submitted,
                   C. H. MOUTON, Attorney.
October 7, 1905.

 Moved and seconded that Dr. Fred J. Mayer be appointed a delegate to Chatanooga National Immigration and Quarantine Convention to be held November 9 - 11, and that the secretary issue to Dr. Mayer the proper credentials.

 Mr. Billeaud reported, as per resolution of October 5, he had secured the services of Judge O. C. Mouton and Condrad Debaillon in the matter of the injunction suit relative to the payment of quarantine expenses.

 Moved and seconded that the Jury dispose to best advantage of the detention camp, lumber and other material or supplies.

 Messrs. Mouton and Boudreaux reported the jail painting completed according to contract, and asked permission to have little repairs made to the jail, stating that bid was made to furnish lime, cement, sand, and do the work for $10.25. Report accepted, and permission to have repairs made granted.

 Through Mr. Boudreaux, Sheriff Lacoste offered to have the brick part of the jail painted, if the parish would furnish the paint. Accepted.

 Mr. Begnaud reported completed the extensions to bridge of Coulee Du Rodair as per resolution of the Jury Oct. 6, and that the bridge near Jack Raggio's place needed repairs. Report accepted and permission to have bridge at Raggio's repaired. Granted.

 Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.




City Council.

 A regular meeting of the City Council was held Monday night. President Stephens appeared before the Council and requested a concession as to light rates, but was refused by a vote of 3 to 2. Supt. Alleman also appeared and asked the Council to set aside 3 mills for the schools, urging that the appropriation of the Police Jury was about 3 mills and the special tax voted by the parish was 3 mills, and that the town should do as well by its schools. No action was taken, but at a meeting soon to be held, the appropriation will be considered.

 Considerable time was used in discussing a number of matters of importance and benefit to the town, the advisability of extending the limits of the town to take in the built up sections near town, and of taking a new census. The need of a high school was also discussed and as to ways and means to build, also the subject of a city hall was given attention. But nothing definite was decided upon.

 Bills were approved and the Council then adjourned.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.

   

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 11/8/1905.

 All Saints Day was generally observed in Lafayette by the beautiful custom of decking the graves of the dead with flowers.

 Deputy Sheriff Peck left Sunday with four prisoners, all colored, for the pen. Chas. Davis, 3 years; Emma Jones, and Beula Wilray, 1 year; Geo. Griffin, 5 years.  

 Saturday C. S. Hill, of Nashville, Tenn., was checked in as manager of the local telephone office to relieve Mr. Thomas resigned. The Advertiser extends Mr. Hill a cordial welcome to Lafayette.

 Conductor W. D. Swift, after seven years service with the Southern Pacific on the T. & N. O., and L. W. Divisions, resigned Friday, and left the following day for Houston, to engage in other work.

 Miss Louis Chiasson has accepted a position in the store of Levy & Son.

 J. W. Faulk, principal of the Broussard School, paid The Advertiser an agreeable call Wednesday.

 Miss Alta Caston, principal of the Verot school, left Wednesday, to spend her vacation at home in Summit, Miss.

 O. B. Jenkins, a progressive dairyman of this parish, left Monday for a two week's trip through parts of Texas, partly to see how Texas people do things.

 Regular services in the Episcopal church next Sunday evening at half past five o'clock.

 Mr. and Mrs. Leo Judice were in town this week, much to the pleasure of their many friends who are always glad to see them.

 To-morrow, Thursday, evening the U. D. C., will give a progressive Euchre in the office formerly occupied by the Pipe Line Co. The U. D. C. make charming hostesses and all who attend may rest assured of a very pleasant time.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1905.






  From the Lafayette Gazette of November 8th, 1902:


OUTLIVED ITS USEFULNESS.
 

 Before the adoption of the new constitution the present election law may have served a good purpose, but it has assuredly outlived its usefulness. In the absence of any qualification of the suffrage this complicated system might have been necessary for a legal elimination of the negro vote. But now that there is a suffrage law which can be depended upon to disfranchise the objectionable element and to leave the political affairs of this State entirely in the hands of the white people, we believe every consideration of justice and every principle of sound Republican government demands the repeal of the election law.

 At the election held last Tuesday in this parish hundreds of men of average intelligence only stamped the emblem, and for fear of spoiling their ballots or through inability prepare them, ignored the amendments, thus only partially exercising the right of voting. We know of several instances where well educated men voted the emblem, but could not, in the time allotted, vote intelligently on the questions embodied in the amendments. Appreciating the inability of the great majority of voters to prepare their ballots, the political leaders advised their friends to stamp the party emblem and to let the amendments take care of themselves.

 The Gazette submits that it is a violation of the fundamental principle of Democratic government to permit a man to qualify under the suffrage law, to put his name on the registration book and then deny him the free and unhampered exercise of the suffrage at the ballot box. What is the use of the suffrage qualification, if the citizen must vote for a rooster or an elephant or not at all?

 It would be infinitely more honorable to tell the man when he applies to be registered that he is incapable to exercise the franchise, than to allow him to register and go through the farce of casting a ballot which to him contains only two intelligible things -- a rooster and and an elephant.

 The reader should not confound the election law with the suffrage law. We do not wish to be understood as finding fault with the suffrage qualifications which form a part of the constitution of 1898. We believe these qualifications are eminently wise and fully adequate to protect society against the negro vote, but we fail to see one good reason why the election law should not be repealed and replaced by some simple instrument framed for no other purpose than to secure a free and fair expression of the popular will.

 The law's aim should be to make clear and free the voter's way from the registration office to the ballot box. The qualified elector should not only enjoy the greatest measure of freedom in the exercise of the franchise, but if he wishes to be a candidate for office he should be permitted to do so without the consent or approval of any political party and without the sanction of any partisan tribunal.

 The present law has a tendency to disgust the honest suffragan with politics. It is unsuited to the genus of one people. It is in a degree responsible for the apathy which prevails among the voters. We don't know how it is elsewhere, but in this section the people are sick and tired of it.
Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.





ELECTION.
Light Vote Polled - Amendments Generally Ignored by Voters.

Owing to much apathy among the voters and the very bad weather on election day an exceedingly light vote was polled in this parish last Tuesday. The returns show that less than 250 men voted in all the wards. Most of the voters stamped an emblem and ignored the amendments. Many did not know anything about the amendments, some did not care, but a greater number could not prepare their ballots intelligently. Not only illiterate persons were unable to vote on the amendments, but in many instances people who read and write could not prepare their ballots in the time given.

 The vote in the parish is as follows:




Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.





FOOTBALL GAME.

Results in Score of Five to Nothing in Favor of Institute.

 The Institute foot-ball team played the Lake Charles High School last Saturday. The game was well-matched and skillfully played. The Institute boys showed great improvement since their game with the State University. They did some really fine playing. Had not Vincent been disabled at the beginning of the game, Lake Charles would have been easily defeated. Even without Vincent the local team was the stronger. The Institute made five points and Lake Charles made nothing. The Institute team has accomplished a great deal in the short time it has had to practice. It has good material, which, if properly developed, will place the eleven among the best in the State. The following young men played with the Institute last Saturday:  Domengeaux, Woodson, Bordelon, Talbot, Longankecker, Mayeaux, Tilly, Vincent, Chiasson, Breaux, Young. Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.

     

POLICE JURY
Adoption of Annual Budget - Appointment of Cadet to the State University.

 The Police Jury met last Thursday in in regular session with the members present, except Mr. M. Billeaud, Jr.

 The committee appointed to settle with the treasurer reported settlement made and quietus granted.

 The same committee submitted a budget for 1903. The members of the School Board waited on the Jury and through Dr. Moss and Mr. A. C. Guilbeaux urged that the item of $6,000 for schools be increased to $8,000, the amount originally asked. Mr. Mouton moved to fix the appropriation at $7,000. This motion was lost and the report of the budget committee was adopted without amendment.

 Col. G. A. Breaux, J. O. Broussard, P. L. DeClouet, Jerome Mouton and Numa Breaux here appeared and presented a petition for the appointment of Master Rousseau Mouton, as beneficiary cadet to the State University, at Baton Rouge. Col. Breaux made an eloquent appeal in behalf of the young man and besides calling to mind the noble deeds of his grandsire, Gen. Alfred Mouton, exhibited testimonials from President Stephens of the Industrial Institute, Prof. LeRosen of the High School, the Mother Superior of Mr. Carmel Convent and Prof. R. C. Greig, showing Master Mouton's most praiseworthy recored and attesting his worth and ability and character. By motion of Mr. Labbe appointed Rodolph Guidry roadoverseer of the 7th ward, vice Demas Comeaux removed from the ward.

 M. D. Arceneaux complained that the road from Antoine Domingues' to Arthur Dugas' was impassable owing to encroachments by land proprietors and by motion of Mr. Mouton, the roadoverseer of the 3rd ward instructed to investigate the complaint and notify all proprietors to remove their fencing from the road.

 The treasurer's reports showed cash balances; general fund, $628.13; special road fund, $1,655.52.

 After approval of accounts the Jury adjourned. Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.      



New Addition to the Town. - The growth of this town in late years has necessitated the opening of several suburban tracts. These tracts, which were divided into lots, were readily bought by people who wanted to build homes. In this way a number of additions were made to the town. The last of these additions was made by Mr. S. R. Parkerson who used a portion of the 50-acre tract he purchased from Mr. Dowdell some time ago. Mr. Parkerson built a couple of cottages which were rented as soon as completed. A number of people bought lots and will soon build homes. Mr. Nickerson, who is agent for Mr. Parkerson, informed The Gazette that the new addition is already growing in popularity and will be filled with dwellings before many months. Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.

    



Drive to the Institute.   
        [To the Lafayette Gazette:] 
 I think we have one of the finest institutions of its kind and age to be found in the State, and that the local press is doing all it can to keep up the credit due it. It is an institution that we all feel proud of. I think it is the duty of our town, especially of the town council, to see that the two principle avenues leading to the Institute should be kept in first class order to drive over, so that strangers coming from a distance, who wish to see the ground and building, can do so without stopping or driving in the ditch to avoid a collision with teams going the opposite direction, when there is room in the middle of the street for three or four teams to pass, if the street is put in decent shape.

 I had occasion a few days ago to drive to the Institute. I went by the way of Dr. Girard's place, where I had to turn off on one side of the street. A team behind me turned to the other side. Just at that time three or four ladies drove in at the other end with the intention of coming down the street, but seeing teams on either side and not considering it safe to drive on the center, they had to stop and wait for our teams to pass. I think for the credit of the town, the Council should make it one of their first acts to put this street in first class order for driving. It would not cost much. Two men with a good team, and a plow and scraper can do it in less than a day.
                             A. CITIZEN.

 Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.




SCHOOL MATTERS
The School Board Holds a Special Meeting.

The School Board held a special session Thursday. There were present: President Olivier, Messrs. A. Delhomme, S. J. Montgomery, N. P. Moss, Jasper Spell. Absent: Dr. Young, H. Theall.

 President Olivier stated the object of the meeting.

 President Olivier was authorized to make all necessary repairs to the school building recently donated by the Farmers' Alliance of Broussard.

 It was decided by the Board to duplicate every amount raised by any community for school purposes. This resolution is to be in force as long as funds will permit.

 The sum of $100 was appropriated to repair the Roger school and to buy the new furniture, provided the community contributes a like amount. The Board authorized Superintendent Alleman to print 200 copies of a pamphlet of instructions to teachers.

 The Board called on the Police Jury and asked that the school appropriation be increased to $8,000. The Jury made an allowance of $6,000 as recommended by the budget committee.

 After approval of bills the Board adjourned. Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.




A Fire Limit. - Abbeville has a "fire limit." Lafayette has such a fine fire department that it has not yet felt the necessity of prohibiting the erection of frame buildings in any district. It is safe to say that there are fewer brick houses in Lafayette than in any other town of its size in the State. Possibly this was due to the difficulty in procuring bricks. But this difficulty no longer exists as the Lafayette Brick and Tile manufacturing Company has one of the best equipped plants in the State.
Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.



Resisting an Officer.  
[From the Crowley Signal.] 

Judge Debaillon's action in sentencing Pierre Lambard, a negro, to two years in the penitentiary, for resisting arrest, should be a lesson to other negroes in this section. Several cases have occurred of late where negroes have been placed under arrest and showed resistance. Lambard did not expect the sentence given him, because heretofore such cases have not been carried higher  than the city court and dismissed with a little fine. But the officers, realizing that the law was being disregarded by a certain class of blacks, have determined that a stop shall be put to such occurrences.

 In sentencing the negro Judge Debaillon explained to him the grave offense that he had committed, which seems to be looked so lightly upon, and stated that he trusted his case would prove an object less to others in his class.

Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.




FOOTBALL GAME.

Results in Score of Five to Nothing in Favor of Institute. 
 The Institute foot ball-team played the Lake Charles High School last Saturday. The game was well-matched and skillfully played. The Institute boys showed great improvement since their game with the State University. They did some really fine playing. Had not Vincent been disabled at the beginning of the game, Lake Charles would have been easily defeated. Even without Vincent the local town was the stronger. The Institute made five points and Lake Charles made nothing. The Institute made nothing. The Institute team has accomplished accomplished a great deal in the short time it has had to practice. It has good material, which, if property developed, will place the eleven among the best in the State. The following young men played with the Institute last Saturday: Domengeaux, Woodson, Bordelon, Talbot, Longanecker, Mayeaux, Tilly, Vincent, Chiassson, Breaux, Young. Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.


 A New Industry. - We learn that E. R. Brown of Houston has about made arrangements to fatten cattle at this point for market. A pasture on Mr. Alfred Hebert's place has been secured and a contract has been made with the People's Cotton Oil Company for an adequate supply of hulls and meals to feed the stock. The intention is to fatten several hundred head at one time. This is the first time that an industry of this character has been tried here, but there is every reason to believe that it will prove a success. 
Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.


 
 SONTAG BAND

Will Give Concert and Ball on Nov. 21 - A Fine Program.

 The Sontag Military Band is preparing a musical treat of surpassing excellence for the people of Lafayette. Prof. Sontag, the indefatigable instructor of the band, has been working hard to make the concert, which is to take place on Nov. 21, the most notable entertainment of its kind ever presented before a Lafayette audience. Prof. Sontag is being ably assisted by Dr. Girard, the manager, and all the members of the band. Rehearsals are being held regularly every week and it is safe to say that before the 21st of November, the day fixed for the concert, every detail of the program will have been thoroughly mastered. The character of the music selected requires much practice, and the manner in which the members have gone to work shows that they have realized this fully and are determined to make the concert an unusually brilliant affair. After the concert, will be a ball. For the first few dances the entire band will play.

 The following is the membership of the band. F. E. Girard, manager; F. Sontag, conductor; Pothier Voorhies, piccolo; Ed Voorhies, flute; J. Dauriac, first clarinette; Eloi Broussard, second clarinette; Walter Mouton, solo cornet; F. E. Girard, repiano cornet; L. J. Alleman, first cornet; Ed McBride, second cornet; Pierre Gerac, solo alto; F. E. Voorhies, first alto; Lucius Prudhomme, third alto, Louis Lacoste, fourth alto; G. A. Martin, trombone; Eli Billeaud, solo baritone; Adolphe Mouton, basso; F. V. Mouton, basso; Frank Moss, snare drum; Joe Lacoste, bass drum. Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.



Livery Stable Changes Hands. - Mr. Martin, an experienced livery stable man from Baldwin, has bought the Vigneaux stable and will in the future own and manage that business. Mr. Vigneaux retains the undertaking establishment to which he will continue to give close attention as heretofore.
Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.


A New Industry. - We learn that E. R. Brown of Houston has about made arrangements to fatten cattle at this point for market. A pasture on Mr. Alfred Hebert's place has been secured and a contract has been made with the People's Cotton Oil Company for an adequate supply of hulls and meal to feed the stock. The intention is to fatten several hundred head at one time. This is the first time that an industry of this character has been tried here, but there is every reason to believe that it will prove to be a success. Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.





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 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 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 F. Bernard, Lucien Arceneaux, Charles Hernandez, Ambroise Ancelet (his mark), Theogene Chiasson, Jules David, Alexandre Delhomme, Fred J. Mayer, A. Judice, Leo Judice, H. D. Guidry, M. D., Rufus Peck, P. A. Chiasson, Sr., Eraste Guidry, Amedee Sonnier, Antoine Baquet, Adam Maitre, Alexandre Delhomme, Jr., P. A. Delhomme, George Weber, Jean Begnuad, Eugene LeBlanc, Thoephile Sonnier, Albert Arceneaux, Ernest Sonnier, Jacques Matthieu, Arthur Billeaud, John Billeaud, Basile Sonnier, E. Jenkins, Cleophar Chiasson, Joseph Sonnier, Mrs. Vincent P. Domingues, Martial Hebert, Cleber Mouton, Onezine Albarado, Aristide Brasseaux, Odillon Dugat, Joseph Martin, Mme. Basile Sonnier, Jean B. Sonnier, Wed. Francis Albarado, Israel Arceneaux, Contant Leger, W. C. Bernard, Sr., J. C. Bernard, Sr., J. C. Bernard, Jr., C. Brandt, Geneus Boudreaux, Olivier Chiasson, J. R. Davis, Francois Thibodaux, John D. Bertrand, Felix Begnaud, P. P., D. Arceneaux, J. C. Broussard, Joseph Lacy, Dupres Prejean, Arthur Billeaud, Felix Crepin, Louis Ancelet, Neville Prejean, Marcel Begnaud, Lectin 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 Guidroz per George Lessley, Felix 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), Silvian Richard (his mark), M. Hebert, Jean Hebert, Adolphe Granger (his mark), Mrs. Evariste Guidroz, Louis F. Bernard, Therence Guidroz, Etienne Mouton, Emile Martin, Elieson Hernandez (his mark), Gabriel Dugas, Felix Malapart, P. A. Chiasson, Jr., Gaston Chiasson.

 Lafayette, La., 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 hereby 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 ofn the acts of the Legislature of the State for the year 1808, 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 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 herunto annexed and made part thereof, 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 thereof, 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 was held, and the ballots to be used at said 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 place or places to give the notice of said appointment and the time and place of holding said election, as required by law in such cases.

 Section 4.  Be it further ordained, That the successor of the parish of Lafayette, shall furnish to the commissioners of election appointed 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 value of the property voted "for" and "against."

 Section 6.  Be it further 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 for 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 audience, 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 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, Alono Lacy, J. O. Blanchet, Alex M Broussard.  Nays:  None.
M. BILLEAUD, Jr., President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.


A Fire Limit. - Abbeville has a "fire limit." Lafayette has such a fine fire department that it has not yet felt the necessity of prohibiting the erection of frame buildings in any district. If is safe to say that there are fewer brick houses in Lafayette than in any other town of its size in the State. Possibly this due to the difficulty of procuring bricks. But this difficulty no longer exists as the Lafayette Brick and Tile Manufacturing Company has one of the best equipped plants in the State.
Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.

  





  From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 8th, 1902:


ELECTION RETURNS.
 The following are the election returns of the parish of Lafayette.

 For Congressmen:

 R. F. Broussard, Democrat...210
 W. E. Howel, Republican...32

 For Railroad Commissioner.
 Overton Cade...214

 Amendments.

 Act No. 56, proposes an amendment to Article 57, giving the city of New Orleans power to ratify and approve contracts for works of public improvement already made and entered into.

 For...20 ... Against...40

 Act No. 83 is intended to repeal and abrogate Article 198 - the poll tax prerequisite, it will do away with the present requirement of having two poll tax receipts before one can vote.

 For...23 ... Against...51.

 Act No. 126 proposes amendments to Articles 85, 98, 99, 100, 105 and 131, rearranging the judiciary of the State

 For...16 ... Against...54

 Act No. 129 proposes amendment to Article 230, concerning exemptions from taxation.

 For...17 ... Against...49.

 Act No. 165 proposes an amendment to article 226, creating a state board of appraisers. this board will make assessment of railroad, telegraph and telephone lines uniform all over the state.

 For...22 ... Against...37

 Act No. 182 proposes an amendment to Article 156, concerning the payment of warrants for salaries and regular expenses of certain offices in New Orleans.

 For...19 ... Against...43.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1902.



Education of Great Importance.
Without It a State Discounts Her Standing.

 There are some subjects about which one can never write or talk too much. The importance and value to the public are so great that it becomes the duty of the press to keep eternally publishing something about them until their real importance and value are fully realized.

 No subject is of greater importance to the people than that of education. We may have splendid railroad facilities but while every man appreciates conveniences of this kind and fully recognizes the worth of a good railroad system no one will deny that a good public school system is far from important and of a greater value to any community.

 Intelligence is the life of any neighborhood. Fill up your section of the state with a lot of ignorance and you couldn't be hired to stay there, for you would be dissatisfied and unhappy. Let a state neglect the education of her young people and she discounts her standing in the civilized world. The days of "blissful ignorance" are fast passing away, Today, America is of such great importance to the civilized world that it is absolutely necessary for her people to be endowed with knowledge.

 We may boast of our history, we may refer with pleasure to the blue blood that courses through our veins, but we will soon lose our standing in the sisterhood of states if we do not make a better and more adequate provision for the education of our offspring.

 We boast of our public institutions and we have a perfect right to feel proud of them, but we sadly neglect our public schools. What we need is a well organized public school system so well organized and managed that the boys and girls who attend our public schools may, when they have completed the prescribed course of study, be able to at once enter a college or university.

 From the Fredericksburg, Va., Free Lance and in the Lafayette Advertiser of 11/8/1902.




Concert.

 The following splendid program will be rendered by the Sontag Military Band at their concert at Falk's Opera House on Nov. 21. This will be a musical treat of the season, and those who attend will enjoy an evening of delicious harmony.

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 Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1902.


City Council.

 Lafayette, La., Nov. 3, 1902.

 Regular meeting of the City Council was held this day, Mayor pro-tem, J. O. Mouton presiding, members present: A. E. Mouton, F. Demanade, G. A. DeBlanc, H. Hohorst. Absent: F. E. Girard.

 The minutes of the previous meetings were approved and read.

 The finance committee report was accepted as follows.

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 There being no further business the council adjourned.
C. D. CAFFERY, Mayor.
LOUIS LACOSTE, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1902.



 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 11/8/1902.

 Tuesday was a disagreeable day, not cold not hot; but wet. It was drizzle, drizzle all day, with a few puffs of rain just to vary the monotony. You didn't feel like working first class.

 The people of Carencro are making elaborate preparations for the grand church fair to be held there on November 15th, and 16th. Amusement and entertainment will be provided on a generous scale.

 On account of increasing business, Mr. M. Plarrer, the tailor, engaged the services of Mr. Appleton of Portland, Oregon, an expert tailor. Give these gentlemen your orders in case you need a tailor made suit.

 The young men of Lafayette gave a delightful dance at Falk's Hall on Monday night to their young lady friends. Music was furnished by a Mexican string band. The affair was most enjoyable.

 Mr. Rousseau Mouton, son of Mr. Jacques Mouton, was appointed by the Police Jury at its meeting Thursday as a cadet to the Louisiana State University. We congratulate Rousseau upon securing this appointment and trust that he may secure the largest benefit from this splendid opportunity.

Rev. E. H. Robinson, the Baptist Minister, will be away at a meeting and will dispense with the service announced to take place here to-morrow.

 The Gazette is pleased to state that Mr. Wm. Clegg, who was quite ill at his home in this town and who had gone to New Orleans to spend some time with relatives, has returned home in good health.


 Mr. E. R. Brown of Houston will place a herd of 700 or 800 hundred cattle for the purpose of fattening them for the market. He will use cotton seed meal and hulls from the People's Oil Co.
 
 The circuit court did not convene here last Monday on account of the absence of Judge Gordy.


 Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Mudd, of New Orleans, were in Lafayette this week. They returned home Wednesday morning. Lafayette Gazette 11/8/1902.





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 From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 8th, 1890:

Former S. P. Switchman Killed in Texas.


 Again a sad duty faces us - to record the untimely end of a most worthy young man for some time a resident of our town.

 Mr. Theophile J. Boudreux. He was a switchman in the yard of the S. P. Railroad at Lafayette. A few weeks ago he secured a position as brakeman on the L. W. Railroad. On Saturday morning, Nov. 1st, at 11 o'clock, while faithfully performing his hazardous duties, he fell between the cars of a moving freight train at Orange, Texas, just in front of the depot, and was crushed to death. Miss Carrie Taylor, the telegraph operator at that point, was the first to rush to the fatal scene, and tenderly assisted in caring for the body. She wove a beautiful cross and wreath of flowers, which at her request were buried with his remains. Her (unreadable word) and presence of mind is highly commendable, and her sisterly sympathy and kindly services will be fondly remembered by the "boys along the line." Theophile was a boy of manly qualities, honest, sober and industrious, and justly disposed, and was highly esteemed by his comrades. We knew him well, and have often watched him work with an approving eye. "May the earth rest lightly upon his manly breast."
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1890. 
 

Latest on Lusted.


 A few days ago we met Charley Lusted with a split across his face just under his nose extending away 'round back of his ears. With deep concern we asked if he had fallen on old man Lusted's wood saw? "No." said Charley, "but it's a b-o-y!" and then we wondered why Billy Kersands couldn't borrow that smile and make a fortune. "Can't you "smile" with me?" he suggested; and we went with him and "smole." Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1890.


 MERCHANT'S MEETING.

               Lafayette, La., Oct. 30, 1895.
  Pursuant to a call, a large number of the merchants of the town and vicinity met at Falk's Hall on above date for the 
 purpose of considering the Sunday law in all it bearings. After a very animated discussion, that evidenced throughout the sense of every one present to be strongly in favor of a rigid observance of the law, a regular organization was entered into by the election of Mr. C. O. Mouton as Chairman, and N. P. Moss as Secretary.

 On motion, duly seconded, the following committee was created for the purpose of carrying into effect the object of the organization, the strict enforcement of the Sunday law throughout the town and parish of Lafayette: C. O. Mouton, Chairman; N. P. Moss, Samuel Bendel, Pierre Gerac, B. Falk and E. Priolland.

 This committee was instructed to proceed at once to devise the simplest, as well as most effective means of enforcing the law with the greatest fairness towards all. The committee decided to meet Friday morning for this purpose.

 There being no further business to consider, the meeting was adjourned subject to call of the special committee.
C. O. MOUTON, Chairman.
N. P. MOSS, Secretary.
           Lafayette, La., Oct. 31, 1890.
  The special committee appointed by the merchants Friday night to devise the simplest and most effective means of carrying out the purpose of the organization, met promptly on this date and determined upon the following plan of procedure. To address an open letter to the District Attorney explanatory of the resolve of a majority of the merchants of the town and parish of Lafayette interested in seeing the Sunday law properly enforced and to inform likewise by a circular letter, every persons merchandising within the limits of the parish, and ask for their co-operation in the good move.
N. P. MOSS, Secretary.

MERCHANTS' CIRCULAR.

    To the Merchants of Lafayette Parish:
       The merchants of the town of Lafayette and vicinity, recognizing the evil effects that are bound, to attend the disrespect of any law of our country, have organized for the purpose of rigidly enforcing the Sunday law within the limits of our own parish. As residents of one Commonwealth you are equally and directly interested in preserving the commercial integrity of the parish and our reputation as good citizens, and it is to that end that you are hereby respectfully requested to co-operated with us in a strict enforcement of this law.

 In order that all may have fair play, all violators of the of the Sunday law after this date will be promptly reported and prosecuted.
     COMMITTEE - C. O. Mouton, Chairman; N. P. Moss, Secretary; Pierre Gerac, E. Priolland, B. Falk, Samuel Bendel.
      LAFAYETTE, LA., Nov. 8. 1890.

 To Hon. M. T. Gordy, Dist. Attorney, 25th Judicial Dist. of La., Abbeville, La.

 DEAR SIR: The undersigned merchants of Lafayette, La., and vicinity, would respectfully call attention to the fact that the Act of the Legislature for the year 1886, known as the Sunday Law, has been heretofore very considerably disregarded in the town and parish of Lafayette.

 We are not prepared, neither do we desire at this time, to make specific charges against any one in support of this general accusation. We desire, however, to enlist your efforts to secure the enforcement of this statute in the future. We beg to say, we know of no reason why it should be thought that this law is not supported by public opinion here.

 We are informed that no prosecution for the violation of the law has ever appeared on the docket of the Honorable District Court for this Parish since its enactment. We do not know that any one is to blame for this in particular. Violators of the law seemed to think that it was suspended or repealed. Individuals who became aware of these violators, and who cared anything about it, possibly thought the officers should be the first to act. We repeat, we do not wish to deal with now with what has taken place in the past, but for the future, permit us to respectfully assure you:

 1st. Of our firm conviction that the people of this town and parish want to see this law enforced.

 2nd. That for the future we will undertake to furnish names of witnesses to show up all violators of the Sunday Law.

 Respectfully - Mouton Bros., Leo Doucet, N. P. Moss, James Higginbotham, F. Demonade, O. J. Sprole, C. Delmouly, E. Pholland, Wm. Clegg, L. Nollive, F. Bourges, Mrs. M. E. Simpson, Mouton & Salles, E. Pellerin, D. Boyer, J. J. Revillon, J. E. Martin, Gerac Bros., Mrs. John O. Mouton, B. Falk, L. Levy & Sons, Jos. Plonsky, Leon Plonsky, J. E. Trahan, S. Katz, Jacob Roseinstein, Mrs. John Graser, A. G. Decuir, Paul Cazaubon, I. falk, D. J. Veazey, Mrs. J. D. Lafond, Mrs. Paul Castel, Z. Doucet, J. C. Couvillon.

Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1890.                                                             
      
   


Crowds Large at Circus. - John Robinson's great circus drew an immense crowd to our town last Saturday, and gave an attractive street pageant and fine exhibitions. The management was very gentlemanly and generous, and extended an invitation to the scholars of Mr. Carmel Convent to attend in a body, which was cordially accepted, under charge of Fathers Forge and Healy while the children enjoyed a treat for which they return their grateful thanks.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1890.


MARRIED: At the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Wayne Tanner, at 10 o'clock a. m., Wednesday Nov. 5th, 1890, MISS ROSA TANNER to MR. GEORGE HENDERSON, of Avery's Island. The handsome young couple left on the afternoon train for a bridal tour. Our heartiest congratulations and best wishes attend them.


  



 To Hon. M. T. Gordy, Dist. Attorney, 25th Judicial Dist. of La., Abbeville, La.

 DEAR SIR: The undersigned merchants of Lafayette, La., and vicinity, would respectfully call attention to the fact that the Act of the Legislature for the year 1886, known as the Sunday Law, has been heretofore very considerably disregarded in the town and parish of Lafayette.

 We are not prepared, neither do we desire at this time, to make specific charges against any one in support of this general accusation. We desire, however, to enlist your efforts to secure the enforcement of this statute in the future. We beg to say, we know of no reason why it should be thought that this law is not supported by public opinion here.

 We are informed that no prosecution for the violation of the law has ever appeared on the docket of the Honorable District Court for this Parish since its enactment. We do not know that any one is to blame for this in particular. Violators of the law seemed to think that it was suspended or repealed. Individuals who became aware of these violators, and who cared anything about it, possibly thought the officers should be the first to act. We repeat, we do not wish to deal with now with what has taken place in the past, but for the future, permit us to respectfully assure you:

 1st. Of our firm conviction that the people of this town and parish want to see this law enforced.

 2nd. That for the future we will undertake to furnish names of witnesses to show up all violators of the Sunday Law.

 Respectfully - Mouton Bros., Leo Doucet, N. P. Moss, James Higginbotham, F. Demonade, O. J. Sprole, C. Delmouly, E. Pholland, Wm. Clegg, L. Nollive, F. Bourges, Mrs. M. E. Simpson, Mouton & Salles, E. Pellerin, D. Boyer, J. J. Revillon, J. E. Martin, Gerac Bros., Mrs. John O. Mouton, B. Falk, L. Levy & Sons, Jos. Plonsky, Leon Plonsky, J. E. Trahan, S. Katz, Jacob Roseinstein, Mrs. John Graser, A. G. Decuir, Paul Cazaubon, I. falk, D. J. Veazey, Mrs. J. D. Lafond, Mrs. Paul Castel, Z. Doucet, J. C. Couvillon.

Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1890                                                             




Delinquent Businesses

 C. Girard $3.00

C. Debaillon (unreadable)

E. G. Voohries (unreadable)

Oyster Saloon - Leon Mouton, Ed. Hebert, Vilmond Huback each $2.50.

Fruit Stand - Jos. Moletto $2.50

Livery Stables - Jean Vigneaux's $20.00: Louis Domingeaux, Mrs. A. J. Veasey, Ernest Constantine, each $10.00.

Wagoners - Bennet Lilly, W. B. Lindsay, each $4.00; Willie Lewis $2.50.

 Merchant and Retail Liquor Dealer - Israel Falk $60.00; S. Labbe $30.00.

 Druggist and Merchant - E. Delmouly, Drugs $10.00; merchant $5.00.

 Hotels and Restaraunt - Mrs. M. F. Rigues, J. O. Mouton, Mrs. O. Olivier, each $10.00.
 Doctors - F. S. Mudd $5.00

 On motion of the City Council, the Collector was instructed to collect according to law.


 Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1890.






Police Jury Proceedings.


 The Police Jury met this day in regular session, with the following members present: C. P. Alpha, J. G. St. Julien, C. C. Brown, Ford Huffpauir, O. Theriot, R. C. Landry, and A. D. Landry. Absent: A. A. Delhomme.


 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.


 The committee appointed to investigate the Treasurer's office, reported as follows:


        Lafayette, La., Oct. 6th, 1890.

  To the Hon. Police Jury:  We the undersigned committee appointed to examine the accounts, etc., of the Parish Treasurer, would respectfully report that we have performed the duty assigned, finding a cash balance of $818.73. We find everything in order and correct and have therefore granted to the Treasurer a Quietus up to date.
       Respectfully,
          R. C. LANDRY, FORD HUFFPAUIR, O. THERIOT, Committee.

 The report was accepted and ordered fixed with vouchers canceled by the committee.


 The resolution appropriating $500 for graded school in the town of Lafayette was again laid over.


 The following by Mr. Alpha was adopted:


 Be it ordained, That Hon. R. C. Landry is hereby authorized to collect from John Green, of the 7th ward, the sum of $3.00, amount paid by the parish for the removal of a dead ox (the property of said Green), from the public road in the 3rd ward, near J. B. Peres' plantation. The member of the 7th ward of empowered to institute legal proceedings in case of nonpayment of the aforesaid amount.


 By motion duly made, the sum of $25 was granted for the relief of widow Catherin Willy.


 Licenses to sell liquor until Jan. 1st, 1891, were granted unto G. J. Pratt, and P. Morvant.


 Committee from the Farmers' Alliance consisting of Messrs. Edmond Martin, Firmin O. Broussard and Omer Vincent here appearing, made demand in behalf of the farming interests that the Police Jury pass such an ordinance as would afford protection against the depredation of hogs.


 The following by Mr. Theriot, was laid over the rule:


 Be it Resolved, that all hogs caught on a man's premises, committee depredation upon crops or pasture, shall be shot down on the spot without question.


 The whole matter respecting the ordinance against hogs was referred to the District Attorney for legal advice.


 By motion of Mr. Landry, the following jury of freeholders was appointed to trace a public road in the 8th ward, between the plantations of Drozin Duhon and Clemilee Simon; C. Doucet, Alcide Trahan, Louis Roher, Marcel Guidry, Faustin Vincent and Chas. Allemand, Jr.


 By motion of Mr. Landry, the 8th ward was divided into four (4) road districts and the following overseers appointed:


 1st Dist., Cyprien Montain

 2d Dist., Chas. Guidry
 3d Dist., Onezime Trahan
 4th Dist., Robert Thomas

 The Treasurer submitted his monthly report, as follows:


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


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


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 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.

C. P. ALPHA, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1890.


 Selected News Notes (Advertiser)  11/8/1890.


 The weather during the week has been beautifully cool and clear, with several heavy frosts. Farmers have been busy, business has been good in town, and nobody is complaining. Truly, a fine state of affair. 


 There will be a grand Church fair given by ladies of the Catholic congregation on the church square on the 29th and 30th of this month.


 Mr. Jean Castex, of Mermantau, was in town last Saturday, having arrived here from New Orleans and stopped off to see his daughters at the Convent.


 There will be given at J. Baptiste Peres' Hall, near town, on Saturday the 15th of November, 1890, a grand ball. The amateurs of the dance and all those wishing to attend are respectfully invited.


 Mr. J. H. Conniff and wife, Manager of the Crescent & News Hotel Company, were visitors at the Crescent Hotel here the latter part of last week.


 Bear in mind the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen's second annual Grand Ball, to be given at Falk's Opera House on the 22nd inst.


 Circuit Court has been in session during the week. But little business was transacted.


 Oscar J. Rhodes (colored,) an ex-justice of the peace for this Ward, died suddenly last Thursday morning, aged 43 years, 4 months and 4 days.

Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1890.









  From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 8th, 1879:

 ALL SAINTS DAY.
 

 The celebration of "All Saints Day" was creditable to our Catholic community. A large concourse, of which the Lafayette Fire Co. constituted a part, was in attendance at the church on Saturday morning and witnessed the blessing of a beautiful flag. This flag is to be presented by the ladies to the Fire Company which offers the largest amount to the Church. Father Montillo from Grand Coteau was to deliver an English sermon on Saturday evening, but owing to the inclemency of the weather, it was postponed until Sunday morning. Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1879.




 Work on Railroad Bridge. - Work on the railroad bridge at Bayou Vermilion has at last commenced. The engineer in charge, Capt. Thompson, thinks it will require no great length of time to complete it. The difficulty has been to get the lumber up the bayou. The job boat Sammy left Morgan City with the tow on Friday the 31st October and arrived yesterday. Superintendent Pandelly has declared that all the arrangements for the completion of the road to this place has been made, and that within seven weeks from the day the quarantines were raised trains would be running to Vermilionville. Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1879:

                                                                  

 
OUR RAILROAD.

 Col. T. Adams, general manager of the L. W. R. R. Co., arrived here two days ago, after an absence of nearly three months at the north, during which he visited the various car manufacturing establishments there, and contracted with the Pullman Car Company for the construction of all the passenger, mail and baggage coaches, and stock and flat cars for the L. W. R. R.  Track laying has progressed east of  Lake Charles. there being sufficient crossties distributed there for track laying ten miles.

 The Sabine river bridge is to be completed by the first of December, and then track laying will commence at the Sabine, eastward towards Lake Charles. Piling between the Calcasieu and Sabine rivers will be finished within ten days, and from present indications the cars should be running from Houston to West Lake Charles by the first of January.

 During the past week 28 of the company's cars arrived at Orange with the iron works for the Sabine bridge. The Col. Hooker arrived this week with tubing for one of the piers of the Calcasieu bridge. The remainder of the tubing for our bridge is daily expected per steamer Pearl Rivers, which will also bring from Orange trucks for twenty more flat cars. Workmen here are busily engaged in building "boarding" cars in which the supplies for laborers will be cooked, and in which the laborers will eat and sleep.


Reprinted from the Lake Charles Echo in the Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1879


 
Steamers on Vermilion. - The steamer exchange made her first trip for the season up the Bayou Vermilion this week. She has entered Bayou Vermilion trade permanently and will make regular trips to New Orleans.

 The steamer Alberta of the Pharr Line came up to Pin Hook this week. The steamer Mattie having been thoroughly repaired will resume her regular trips next week, between Morgan City and this place. Laf. Advertiser 11/8/1879.

             



DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET.


   For Governor, LOUIS A. WILTZ, of Orleans.
   For Lieut. Governor, S. D. MCENERY, of Quachita.
   For Attorney General, J. C. EAGAN, of Claiborne.
   For Secretary of State, WILL A. STRONG, of Winn.
   For Auditor of Public Accounts, ALLEN JUMEL, of Iberville.
   For Superintendent of Public Education, E. H. FAY, of East Feliciana.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/1879.


CANDIDATES.

 For District Judge.

 To my Fellow Citizens of the Parish 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.
     ED. EUGENE MOUTON.

 We are authorized at announce M. F. RIGUES as 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. Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1879.

 For District Attorney.
 To the Voters of the Parishes of Lafayette and Vermilion: - I am a candidate for District Attorney of the 25th Judicial District, at the election on the 2nd of December next. You all know my past record as District Attorney of this District. I refer to it as the best guarantee I can give for the future, and solicit your votes.
JOS. A. CHARGOIS.

 We are authorized to announce CHARLES A. MOUTON as a candidate for the office of District Attorney for the 25th Judicial District, composed of the parishes of Lafayette and Vermilion at the election in December next.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1879.


 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.

 We are authorized to announce OVERTON CADE as the People's un-compromised candidate for Representative to the lower House of the General Assembly, at the election in December next. Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1879.

 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 11/8/1879.


 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.
EDGAR MOUTON.

 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.
R. C. LANDRY. Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1879.


Other Candidates.
AUGUSTE MONNIER, SR., has consented to become of the candidate 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 of Constable of the Third Ward, at the next election. Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1879.



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 From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 8th, 1873:

DISTRICT COURT.

 In the case of the State vs. Vileor Vallot, for murder, commenced last week, the jurors failed to agree on Monday night and a mistrial was entered. A change of venue to Iberia parish was asked and granted.

 The case of State vs. Dominique Clavrie, was continued until next term of Court.

 The case of State vs. Eloi Cormier was continued until next term of Court; also the case of State vs. Henry Comeau.

 Drozin M. Broussard, (the individual who was not hung by the vigilance committee of Fausse Point, several weeks ago) who was convicted of larceny last week was sentenced by the Judge, on Tuesday to twelve months hard labor in the State Penitentiary. A motion for a new trial was overruled by the Judge. Motion for appeal to the Supreme Court granted.

 In the case of State vs. Faustin Vincent, for murder, motion to quash the indictment.

 The petit jury was discharged on Wednesday for this term of Court.

 A civil jury case, Labonne Bernard vs. Treville Bernard, has been occupying the attention of the Court since Tuesday morning, and at the time of closing our report the case was not submitted to the the jury.

 The court will adjourn to-day.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1873.


TO THE CITIZENS OF THE PARISH OF LAF. OPPOSED TO THE BAYONET LEGISLATURE AND KELLOG USURPATION.

 The signs of the times are propitious. The financial crash in the East ; the Grange movement in the West, and the late overwhelming defeats of the administration in California, Oregon and Massachusetts, and now in Ohio, foreshadow, beyond peradventure, the near overthrow of the infamous Credit Mobilier, Back Salary Grab, San Domingo Radical Party, with its kindred abomination and offspring, the Durel Kellogg bayonet usurpation of the State.

 It is only necessary now that our own citizens should arouse themselves and by a firm demand for their too long withheld rights, show to the Congress of the American People soon to assemble, that they have 'bated not one just of heart or hope," but are as determined as ever to achieve their LIBERTY by that eternal vigilance which Mr. Jefferson said was its price.

 Fellow Citizens ! the Convention of the People called for the 24th of November, by the Committee of 70, is intended to give expression, before the American people of the wishes and demands of the Coerced, Betrayed, Maligned, but free citizens of Louisiana.

 It cannot be productive of good. It is in accord with the genius of American Liberty, the traditions of our Forefathers, and will receive the smiles of a benignant Providence.

 It will sit, unawed by force or threats, to vindicate, in the presence of an outrageous Usurper, the imprescriptible rights of an outraged people. Elevated by its honor above the malaria of selfish interest or the fever of Federal greed, it will breathe the atmosphere of Freedom and develop a political life of hope to which the State has been long a stranger.

 Its sessions will be marked as commencing a new era in the history of Louisiana. Let us them, with one second, rally to the call ;  select and elect our best men to its seats, and when it assembles, awake its echoes with our glad acclaims.

 Who dares to carry out the threat to disperse a Convention of the Sovereign People ? Not a usurping Governor, though backed by his pliant janissaries.

 What hired, cormorant press can stain the honor of the People's Representatives? Not a bought and paid for panderer to every criminal, and apologist for every crime! NO !
 Let the Convention therefore, receive your cordial support. Assemble in your primary capacity, at the Court House in Vermilionville on SATURDAY the 15th day of November, as designated in the Committee's call, and there elect good and true men, to speak and vote for you in the Convention. The Parishes of the whole State are on the qui vive. Let us give a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull altogether, and down comes about his astounded ears the usurping Governor's rotten fabric of force and fraud.
     SUB COMMITTEE, of the Parish of Lafayette. Lafayette Advertiser 11/8/1873.




LAGNIAPPE:
CREOLE GUMBO.


 A writer on the New York Star says: "Aside from a few private houses, there is only one place in New York where a real Creole daube, can be had, and that it is a little restaurant upon the third floor of a large brick house on University place. The restaurateur is an old Creole himself, who is satisfied with an average of twenty customers a day. He both cooks and serves the food himself, having but one assistant, who washes the pots and kettles and dishes  and keeps things clean generally. But old Moietz Maritani is a famous cook, and could command a large salary should he listen to some of his friends. He speaks no French or Spanish, but simply the real old New Orleans Creole dialect, which is a mixture of both French and Spanish. The gumbo file he serves is a marvel. It is a great favorite with Dr. Chauncey, M. Depew and Mr. H. Walter Webb, the Third Vice President of the New York Central railroad. It is a sort of soup, made of chicken meat, crabs, shrimps, or crayfish, bacon, eggs, okra, sassafras, and flavored with fine old sherry wine. Just before it is served a quantity of grated boiled potatoes and flour and plenty of seasoning is added. It is a whole meal in itself.

From the New York Star reprinted in the Daily Advertiser 11/8/1890
                                                                

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