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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

***EARLY LAFAYETTE LOOSE STOCK/ANIMAL ISSUES

Stock Ordinance.
Since the ordinance requiring stock and cattle to be kept enclosed at night, we notice that the banquets and ditches are in much better condition than ever before seen at this season the year.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/12/1889.



AT POLICE JURY MEETING...

The bill introduced by Mr. St. Julien in reference to hogs was rejected, and Mr. Huffpauir offered as a substitute a resolution in effect: That all hogs found running at large be impounded, the owner to pay damages inflicted, provided such does not exceed value of animal. That 50cts. per head be paid to party arresting animal which if not claimed with three days shall be sold by a Justice to the highest bidder. The Justice shall receive 10 per cent commission on gross sales and ten cents per day for each head for keeping. Laid over.
Laf. Adv. 2/9/1889.



POLICE JURY.
February 8th, 1879.

 Among other business....

 On motion resolved that any person who shall shoot, kill or disable, any horned cattle, mule or horse found roaming in his field or his premises shall be fined in the sum of fifty dollars. The amount to be recovered by the owner before any court or competent jurisdiction. Any law in conflict with the above is hereby repealed.

 On motion resolved that the use  of the court house shall be tendered the (unreadable word) Hook & Ladder Co. for the purpose of giving a ball on the 25th of February or on the 4th of March. Lafayette Advertiser 2/15/1879.  

 

 POLICE JURY: By motion of Mr. St. Julien the Stock Law, together with all amendments thereto, was ordered posted throughout the parish, and the president authorized to carry out the objects of this enactment. Laf. Adv. 2/18/1893.


POLICE JURY - On motion, resolved, that the printer be and is hereby authorized to publish the resolution passed on September 24th, 1877, in regard to horned cattle in the First and Third Wards. Also resolution passed September 3rd, 1877, in regard to hogs in the First and Second Wards.

 On motion, resolved, that any person who shall shoot, kill, or disable, any horned cattle, mule of horse found roaming in his field or on his premises, shall be fined in the sum of fifty dollars. The amount to be recovered by the owner before any court of competent jurisdiction. Any law in conflict with the above is hereby repealed. Laf. Adv. 2/22/1890





AN ORDINANCE.

Relative to the police of horned cattle, in First and Third Wards.

 Be it ordained by the Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette, that from the first day of June until the thirtieth day of November of each year, the respective owners of horned cattle ranging in the First and Third wards of this parish, shall keep such cattle in pens or in some manner securely confine them, each and every night from sunset until sunrise.

 That between the sunset and sunrise of each night between the above named dates it shall be unlawful to permit horned cattle to rove at large within the limits of the 1st and 3d wards of this parish, and that if between sunset and sunrise between said dates of 1st of June and 30th of November of each year, any horned cattle within the limits of 1st and 3d wards of this parish be found roving at large over the fields or crops of any other person than the owner of such cattle, the said cattle may be lawfully held and detained by the owner of such field or crops, until the damage caused by such cattle in their roving shall be fully paid or satisfied by the owner thereof. Lafayette Advertiser 2/22/1879.



ORDINANCE

Relative to Hogs in the First and Second Wards.

 Resolved, That the resolutions passed on the 3d day of December, 1860, and on the 4th day September, 1865, relative to the police of hogs, or providing that the same might be unlawfully killed when found roaming at large, be repealed and annulled so for as they affect the First and Second wards of this parish ;   and the said resolutions shall not be construed as applying to the police of hogs in other wards. Lafayette Advertiser 2/22/1879.  
  

The owners of good dogs should protect them with corporation collars, for in a few days dog killing will commence.
Laf. Advertiser 2/25/1893.


Take Up Loose Stock.

We would like to call the attention of the police officers to the violation of the city ordinance in regard to stock remaining at large. In different parts of the town stock is often seen wandering at will over the streets and sidewalks, which should not be the case. In some instances hogs are allowed at liberty and they annoy the neighbors. We would suggest that the officers make a round up of loose stock and make the owners pay for it, and keep it up. This way we are sure will make the owners more careful. Lafayette Advertiser 3/2/1904.     






















Read the town marshal's notice to the owners stock permitted at large on our streets at night. The moment he relaxes his vigilance this nuisance resumes its pestiferous sway. He is determined to enforce the ordinance in this matter strictly. Laf. Adv. 5/10/1890


Mad Dog. - Some excitement was created in town on Thursday evening, caused by the appearance of a mad dog on the streets. Laf. Adv. 5/30/1874.

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