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***EARLY LAFAYETTE POLICE JURY


POLICE JURY.
 Regular Monthly Meeting - Carencro Wants an Appropriation to Build Waterworks.
 The Police Jury met in regular session Thursday.

 Mr. Lacy reported that a conference with the railroad authorities had resulted in the repairing of the crossing.

 On motion of Mr. Mouton the following members were appointed a committee to confer with the fair association: F. G. Mouton, Saul Broussard, A. Lacey.

 Acting upon the advice of its attorney the Jury decided not to grant a right of way to Moresi & Sons to run a pipe-line along the road.

 Action upon the road tax question was postponed. The following committee was appointed to look into the matter:  Messrs. Mouton, Buchanan, Whittington, Mr. Billeaud was made an ex-officio member.

 C. J. Jordon asked for an appropriation to enlarge the Domingue school building in the sixth ward. The appropriation was refused.

 Mayor Breaux, as spokesman for a delegation from Carencro, appeared before the Jury and asked an appropriation to aid in the building of waterworks in the town of Carencro. Before deciding to grant or refuse the appropriation, the Jury considered it advisable to refer the matter to the parish attorney.

 Simon Broussard and Ursin Duhon were authorized to continue in charge of D. O. Broussard's bridge.

 On motion of Mr. Lacey the sum of $200 was appropriated for drainage purposes in each ward.

 Mr. Saul Broussard was authorized to confer with the authorities of St. Landry parish relative to the repairing of Carencro bridge.

 Sixteen persons were placed on the list of indigents. Each will receive annually $25.

 Alex Broussard was authorized to repair the Starens Hoffpauir bridge.

Lafayette Gazette 1/4/1902.



Police Jury Proceedings.
Lafayette, La., Dec. 31st, 1894.
    
 The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: R. C. Landry, A. D. Landry, H. M. Durke, Alf. A. Delhomme and Alf. Hebert. Absent: Ford Hoffpauir, J. G. St. Julien and C. C. Brown.

 The president being absent the secretary called the meeting to order and by motion duly made Mr. R. C. Landry was elected president pro-tem.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 Mr. D. A. Cochrane, Recorder of Brands, here appeared and represented the necessity of transcribing the record book of his office. By motion it was resolved that this Police Jury hereby expresses willingness to renew the said record of brands and would call upon parishes interested to aid in the work.

 By motion $22.50 was allowed Mr. Durke for the purchase of lumber for the repair of Olidon Broussard Bridge.

 By motion a free peddlers license was granted unto Osma Boudreaux for the year 1895.

 Mr. Durke was authorized to confer with the authorities of Vermilion in reference to the construction of a bridge keepers house at Olidon Broussard's.

 Messrs. R. C. Landry and H. M. Durke were authorized to purchase a carload of lumber for their wards.

 Mr. Alf. Delhomme was authorized to advertise for bids for the construction of a bridge over Coulee Isle de Cannes near Alex. Heberts' and also to let contract for the same.

 By motion the sum of $140, was appropriated to perfect the appeal (Transcript) in the case of Lafayette parish vs. Numa Schayot, also the sum of $50.00 for printing brief in said case.

 The resignation of Hon. Fore Hoffpauir as President of the Police Jury was read and by motion, it was resolved, That the Police Jury accepts the resignation of President Hoffpauir with feeling of profound regret and hereby expresses most sincere appreciation for the able and creditable manner with which he has always ruled the deliberations of this body - and further Resolved that the sympathies of this Police Jury are hereby extended President Hoffpauir in the affliction which is in the providence of God, has fallen upon him, and this body most earnestly prays and hopes for his speedy restoration to health.

 The sum of $50.00 was appropriated to the Lafayette Public school and made payable to Prof. R. C. Greig.

 By motion Mr. Ben Avant was appointed to represent the parish in the State Agricultural Society to meet at Natchitoches, La., January 23, 24 and 25, 1895, and the sum of $50.00 appropriated to defray the expenses of delegate.

 The following accounts were approved:


 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
R. C. LANDRY, Pres. pro-tem.
R. C. Greig, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/5/1895.


An appropriation of $50.00 was made by the Police Jury at its last meeting, to assist in extinguishing the indebtedness of the Lafayette public school building referred to in our last issue. This action of the Police Jury will meet with general approval. Laf. Adv. 1/5/1895.


Opinions Differ On Retracing Our Roads.
 We hear that there is considerable diversity of opinion as to the expediency of the action taken by the Police Jury recently, in relation to retracing all public roads in the parish. It is said by some that it means that the parish will have to buy all these roads again. It is perfectly natural for one land-owner to object to giving if his neighbor is to be paid, when they are both on precisely the same footing. On the other hand if every one is to be expropriated the expense necessary to carry out the present plan, besides the per diem of the committee men and the cost of recording their reports, will amount to a considerable sum. The records show that during the last two or three years an unusually large sum was paid out by the Police Jury to the Clerk of Court, for recording documents relating to public roads, and it would seem unnecessary that this expense should be repeated so soon. We readily see also that gentlemen composing these committees cannot afford to give their time to the public free of charge. We understand that some of the committee have met and referred the matter back to the Police Jury.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/6/1894.     

Police Jury Notes.

 The Police Jury met Thursday with all members present. Messrs. D. A. Cochrane and L. J. Breaux appeared before them and requested the Jury to make an appropriation for the Confederate Soldiers Home, which was done, $100, the same amount as last year being given.


 Capt. C. J. Buchanan reported for the committee appointed to attend the Boll Weevil Convention in New Orleans. The report of the committee was accepted with thanks, and their expenses ordered paid.


 Judge C. H. Mouton reported on the peddler's license question, and recommended that proceeding be instituted in the Foreman peddler's license under section 10 act of 1898, which was so ordered and the sheriff instructed to do so.


 Sheriff Broussard submitted an itemized report of parish and school taxes and deduction list for 1901 and 1902 as follows:




DR.
 1901 total -- $24,588.69
 1902 total -- $25,486.88


CR.
1901 total -- $25,841.28
1902 total -- $25,085.24
                         $ 51,226.52.




Showing a balance in favor of Sheriff Broussard of $1150.95, an error which he stated he had not been able to find as yet. The committee appointed to check up the sheriff's books was continued in order to give them time to complete the work. At the request of Sheriff Broussard the entire report was ordered published. Several poll taxes were ordered refunded.


 The Pin Hook bridge keeper was present, and the Jury instructed him to repair the bridge, flooring with three inch planks.


 The Sheriff was instructed to furnish road-overseers with a list of delinquents for road taxes, which he promised to do as soon as possible.


 The Jury then adjourned for dinner, but held no meeting in the afternoon on account of the Blanchard meeting. 1/9/1904.
  



Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., Jan. 3, 1903. - The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: M. Billeaud, Jr., J. C. Buchanan, F. G. Mouton, J. A. Labbe, Alonzo Lacy, Saul Broussard, Jno. Whittington and Alex. M. Broussard. Absent: J. O. Blanchet.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 Mr. Mouton reported bid of A. E. Mouton for repair of court-house roof and advised acceptance of proposition for corrugated iron roof over old shingle roof. By motion of Mr. Buchanan the report was accepted, the recommendation approved and Mr. Mouton authorized to let the contract to the lowest responsible bidder.

 Attorney Jerome Mouton appeared in behalf of Mr. Wm. Walker, offering to effect a satisfactory arrangement relative to the public road in question. Mr. Mouton moved to defer the matter until both parties to the controversy came before the Jury with some definite proposition acceptable to all concerned. Carried.

 Messrs. Mouton and Greig were authorized to make needed repairs to the jail.

 Mr. Greig appointed to settle with City Council of Lafayette reported the Jury's indebtedness $141.45 as per bills rendered with credit of $22.50 for half rent of pest-house land for three years. Approved.

 Mr. F. G. Mouton was appointed to effect lease of the pest-house property in conjunction with the city.

 Judge C. Debaillon and Mr. L. G. Breaux here appeared and presented the cause of the Soldiers' Home in New Orleans. By motion of Mr. Mouton the assessor was authorized to take the assessment of the special per capita and road tax by deputies appointed with the appointed with the approval of the respective ward members for the sum of $300.

 Mr. Charles E. Dupuis of the 6th ward appeared and represented that he had no access to any public road from his property and prayed for relief. The Jury decided the matter a question for the courts and so recommended.

 The treasurer submitted his monthly reports as follows:

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

 Lafayette, La., Jan. 3d, 1903.
    To the President and Members of Police Jury Parish Lafayette, La. - Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of the special road fund since my last report:
 Respectfully submitted,
                         J. E. MARTIN,
                                    Treasurer.

 Lafayette, La., Jan. 3d, 1903.
     The following accounts were approved:

 R. Guidry, building bridge ... $35.00
 Alcee Dugas, building bridge ... $16.00
 Cyprien Monte, keg nails ... $3.00
 V. H. Sibille, lumber ... $222.01
 Vordenbaumen Lumber Co., lumber ... $96.55
 A. E. Mouton, lumber ... $53.58
 Stewart Lewis & Taylor, lumber ... $22.92
 T. Spell, hauling lumber, etc ... $13.00
 Dr. J. F. Mouton, coroner's fees ... $108.00
 P. Baque, coroner's juror ... $2.10
 H. Mouton, coroner's juror ... $2.10
 J. E. Mouton, coroner's juror ... $2.10
 Ernest Bernard, coroner's juror $2.10
 Wm. Couret, coroner's juror ... $2.10
 Leon Plonsky, blankets ... $16.75
 Joseph Buckley and wife, indigents ... $25.00
 Coco Bonhome and wife, indigents ... $25.00
 L. Judice, indigent ... $12.50
 Paul Morvant, indigent ... $12.50
 Azelia Bonin, indigent ... $12.50
 E. Bonin, indigent ... $12.50
 Mrs. S. Mathieu, indigent ... $12.50
 Geo. Gaspar, indigent ... $12.50
 Marcelite Primeaux, indigent ... $12.50
 Julie Breaux, indigent ... $12.5o
 H. Mouton, printing ... $43.15
 A. A. Bonnet, P. J. room ... $3.00
 J. C. Buchanan ... com. work ... $7.50
 F. G. Mouton, com. work ... $20.00
 J. A. Labbe, com. work ... $7.50
 R. C. Greig, com. work, etc ... $19.50
 R. C. Greig, stationary for year ... $10.00
 R. Guidry, road work ... $17.00
 Antoine Broussard, road work ... $92.10
 T. Spell, road work ... $42.75
 A. Dugas, road work ... $45.75
 Jackey Mouton, tax refunded 3rd ward ... $0.75
 Edgar Sonnier, tax refunded 6th ward ... $1.00.

 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
M. BILLEAUD, JR., President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 1/10/1903.


Police Jury Notes.

 The Police Jury met in regular session Thursday with all members present except Alex Verot. After approval of the minutes the following business was taken up:

 A report was received from Capt. J. C. Buchanan and Dr. F. J. Mayer, who went as parish delegates to the Boll Weevil Convention.

 Jury commissioners who served at the last general election were allowed five dollars a day, after the Jury had consulted the parish attorney as to the proper amount of compensation under the law.

 The committee appointed to trace a road from Carencro to Bayou Vermilion reported that all property holders were willing except two. The report was referred to Juror Connolly.

 The committee appointed to settle with the parish tax collector and parish treasurer, were given further time upon their request.

 Mr. Theall reported that the Cade bridge had been completed. Report was accepted.

 Mr. Boudreaux reported that the bridge on Coulee Platt is not completed and that the contractor asked for further time, which was granted and payment authorized for part of work already finished.

 Mr. Spell reported the condition of drainage of the public road in the second ward near the land of the Guidry heirs, and recommended that the drainage be made on the south side of the road as better results would be obtained.

 The Jury requested Assessor Melancon to furnish them a list of the license payers' for this year.

 The question of drainage of the public roads in the vicinity of Chas. Darby's land was referred to the parish attorney.

 The following delegates were appointed upon request of Gov. Blanchard, to attend the Cotton Growers' Convention in New Orleans to be held Jan. 24-26; E. G. Voorhies, Chas. O. Mouton, S. R. Parkerson, J. E. Mouton and A. E. Mouton.

 The president of the Jury was authorized to grant a certificate to the effect that Ex-Sheriff I. A. Broussard has settled in full for all taxes and licences collected during his tenure of office from 1866 to 1904.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/11/1905.






Police Jury Proceedings.
 Lafayette, La., Jan. 6th, 1890. - The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: Messrs. C. P. Alpha, J. G. St. Julien, C. C. Brown, A. A. Delhomme, Ford Hoffpauir, R. C. Landry and O. Theriot.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 On motion duly made the following committee was appointed to investigate the accounts of the Parish Treasurer: R. C. Greig, R. C. Landry and C. C. Brown; and the body then took a recess to allow the committee time to report.

 Upon re-assembling the following report was submitted by the committee:
                
     Lafayette, La., Jan. 6th, 1890.
 To the Police Jury: - We, the undersigned committee appointed by your honorable body to investigate the books, accounts, cash, etc., of Wm. Clegg, parish treasurer, would respectfully submit that we have performed the duty assigned and have found the same correct in every particular, corresponding with his report submitted this day, showing a cash balance of $8,694.52.
      (Signed.)  R. C. GREIG, R. C. LANDRY, C. C. BROWN.

 The treasurer submitted his monthly report as follows:

 To the Hon. President and members of the Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette;
   The following is a statement of the receipts and disbursements of parish funds since last report:

 DR.



  Dec. 2, 1889, to bal. on hand ... $1,457.59
  Dec. 7, ...   on Nov. collections ... $775.18
  Dec. 16, ... rec'd of tax collector ... $2,000.00
  Dec. 21, ... rec'd of tax collector ... $1,000.00
  Jan. 6, 1890 ... rec'd of tax collector, balance collection Dec. ... $5,118.97.
       Total ... $10, 351.74.


 DR.

  Dec. 2 to Jan. 6 By paid on applied orders ... $5026.03
  Dec. 7 by tax colltr (unreadable) on $1,545.18
  Jan. 1890, by transfer to school fund poll tax collected by A. M. Martin
  October term of Court ... $50.00
  Due term court ....         ... $93.00
  Jan. 6, Tax coll  5% on $8118.97 ... $405.94
                                     Total  ...$5,657.22

 To balance on hand $4,694.52.
       Respectfully submitted,
                                 WM. CLEGG, Parish Treasurer.

 The committee appointed to trace a public road from Anse St. Claire to meet with the Lafayette and Breaux Bridge road and to establish a more direct route between the towns of Carencro and Breaux Bridge, submitted the following complete report:

{STATE OF LOUISIANA, Parish of Lafayette.}

 We, the undersigned jury of freeholders, appointed and sworn to trace and lay off a public road starting from Alex. DeClouet's south end of east line to bridge on bayou Vermilion to connect Carencro and Breaux Bridge and to assess whatever damages may be done in parties through whose lands said road may pass have traced and laid off said road as follows:

 Starting from Alexandre DeClouet's south end of east line going north to the swamps, fifty-five (unreadable words), starting from said line to Bayou St. Clair in his north thirty-seven arpents and twenry-six (unreadable word) and thirty feet wide, making fifteen and half superficial arpents, he obliging himself to remove fencing and open said road, which we hereby appropriate and assessed at two hundred and fifty dollars.

 Starting from Bayou St. Clair we follow land of Sylvaia Richard and Vikor Richard their south line going west, for a distance of three arpents, more or less, which they hereby donate and dedicate to the parish for a public road thirty feet wide.

 Then we follow the land of Ayman Callbean on his south line to bayou Vermilion for a length of about ten arpents, more or less, then follow bayou Vermilion on the east side going north on same land of six arpents, which he hereby donates and dedicates to the parish for public use as a public road thirty feet wide.

 Then following said Bayou on land of Mrs. Bertrand Grand for a length of three arpents, which she hereby donates and dedicates to the parish for public use as a public road thirty feet wide.

 Then following same Bayou on land of Mrs. Orther Mouton for a length of three arpents, which she hereby donates and dedicates to the parish for public use as a public road thirty feet wide.

 Then taking thirty feet following same bayou land of Mrs. P. R. Breaux for a length of one arpent, which she donates and dedicates to the parish for public use as a public road.

 Then taking thirty feet following same bayou on land of Numa Breaux & Co. for a length of one arpent, which they hereby donate and dedicate to the parish for public use a public road.

 Then taking thirty feet on same bayou for a length of one arpent on land of Mrs. Orther Mouton, which she hereby donates and dedicates to the parish for public use as a public road.

 Then taking thirty feet on land of M. E. Girard's heirs on same bayou for a length of one arpent, which they hereby donate and dedicate to the parish for public use as a public road.

 Having finished our week on said road, we respectfully submit this our report to this Honorable body.

 A. E. MARTIN, SIDNEY MARTIN, J. E. MOUTON, F. GUIDRY, J. N. MARTIN, JOSEPH GUIDRY.

 On motion duly made the above report was accepted, and the road declared a public highway.

 Sheriff Broussard submitted the following statement of taxes collected for the parish of Lafayette for the year 1888:

 Total amount due the parish for the year 1888, as shown on tax roll ... $13,211.73 Sept. 1888, paid parish Treasurer                         ... $279.20
 Oct. ...                                ... $914.75
 Nov. ...                               ... $2,655.50
 Dec. ...                                ... $8,379.22
 Jan. 1889, taxes of 1888 ... $526.39
 Feb. ...                                    ... $371.82
 Mch. ...                                   ... $193.73
 Apl. and June                      ... $63.65
 July, Aug. & Sept.               ... $19.90
 Oct. & Dec. ...                        ... $2.44
 Jan. 1890, tax 1888 ...       ... $33.43
     Total ...                                ... $12,840.06

 Leaving a bal. uncollected of $371.86
     Which is mostly sold to the State, errors, doubles and uncollectible.
                                    I. A. BROUSSARD, Sheriff and Tax Collector.

 Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th day of January, A. D., 1890.
     A. M. MARTIN, Clerk of Court.

 On motion of Mr. St. Julien, the above statement was accepted as satisfactory, and a quietus granted the sheriff for the year 1888.

 On motion of Mr. Delhomme the following resolutions were adopted:

 1. Be it resolved that the views of Hon. C. P. Alpha, on the necessity for a new road law as expressed in the New Orleans Picayune and Lafayette Advertiser, meet with the hearty approval of this body.

 2. Mr. Alpha is hereby elected to represent this parish in the convention of equalizers to be held in Baton Rouge Jan. 29th inst. and the sum of $50.00 is hereby appropriated to defray his expenses, etc.

 3. The representative of this parish is hereby instructed to use every effort in the convention to secure united action on the part of the various Police Juries of the State for the enactment of such legislation as will remedy the defects of the present system applicable to public roads.

 By motion of Mr. Delhomme the following resolutions were also adopted:

 1. Be it resolved that Hon. C. P. Alpha is hereby authorized to approve juror and witness certificates and upon his approval the treasurer authorized to pay same.

 2. The president is requested to insert a notice in the official journal, requesting those holding the aforesaid certificates not to sell or dispose of them as there is plenty of cash on hand to meet their claims.

 On motion duly made by Mr. Theriot it was resolved that the account of D. Arceneaux, for building the bridge over Coulee Platte, be paid on order of the President when the bridge is completed.

 The following motion by Mr. St. Julien was lost: Resolved that all hogs committing depredations within a man's enclosures be shot down without question.

 By motion of Mr. Landry, Mr. Eloi Bonin was appointed road overseer for the 7th ward.

 By motion of Mr. Brown all free licenses granted for the year 1889 were renewed for the present year.

 The following accounts were laid over:

 Leon Plonsky, oil, etc  ... $4.30
 John Hoffpauir, constable fees ... $15.20
 W. J. Harson, Justice fees ... $3.37
 A. J. LeBlanc, serving subpeanas ... $17.00
 A. Gladu, Coroner's fees ... $15.00
 C. P. Alpha, ...                      ... $12.00
 C. P. Alpha, ...                      ... $2.50
 A. V. Mouton, hauling lumber ... $8.50
 P. Olivier, repairs on jail ... $2.60
 S, Hoffpauir, lumber, etc. ... $36.90
 Billaud, Estorge & Co.,        ... $8.95
 J. G. Gardemal, jailer's fees ... $55.00
 E. H. Vordenbaumen, lumber ... $279.22
 A. Webre & J. Patton ... $42.65
 A. Judice, 100 lbs. nails ... $5.00
 J. J. Revillon, blankets, nails, etc. ... $19.19
 Alcide Broussard, building school house ... $183.33
 L. E. Little, surveying ... $10.00
 A. M. Martin, citation to jury commis. ... $2.50
 I. Falk, acting coroner ... $10.00
 T. Hebert, Jr., Antoine Guidry, A. Olivier, A. M. Martin, Gustave Lacoste, jury commissioners, $7.50 each. E. L. Estorge, E. Pellerin, Eraste Bonin, J. S. Whittington, Jr., A. M. Martin, jury commissioners, each $10.00
 R. S. Thomas, Alcide Broussard, Chas. A. Boudreaux, com. of election, each $5.00
 Gaston Blot, Jacob Mitchell, Arvillien Simoneaux, Simon Latour, Adolph Prejean, coroner's jury, each $2.05;
 L. Hirsch, constable fees ... $4.70
 H. E. Toll, Justice fees ... $2.81
 I. Falk, Justice fees ... $9.68
 A. Koenig, Justice fees ... $8.62

 A. V. Mouton, S. Huffpauir, E.  Bernard, D. Arceneaux, O. H. Breaux, road overseers each $50.00; F.  Lombard, jury certificate ... $23.30
 Albert Delahoussaye, jury cert. ... $1.60
 M. Johnson, jury cert. ... $8.10
 A. A. Morgan, jury cert. ... $2.20
 Bienvenue Langlinais, jury cert. ... $3.60
 L. Durham, jury cert. ... $8.10
 Thos. F. Webb, jury cert. ... $0.60
 Arthur Dugas, jury cert. ... $8.50
 L. Levy, jury cert. ... $2.10
 Darmas Broussard, jury cert. ... $3.50
 H. Hutchinson, jury cert. ... $1.70
 Alex. Delhomme, jury cert. ... $9.70
 E. L. Estorge, jury cert. ... $8.80
 E. Breaux, jury cert. ... $9.00
 Numa Broussard, jury cert. ... $8.50
 Frank C. (unreadable), jury cert. ... $3.10
 E. Phillips, jury cert. ... $8.50
 Alex Delahoussaye jury cert. ... $8.10
 Chas. D. Caffery, jury cert. ... $82.10
 A. M. Martin, witness certificate ... $1.00
 Olivier Chiasson, wit. cert. ... $3.10
 P. A. Martin, wit. cert. ... $2.70
 Jos. L. Stutes, wit. cert. ... $1.50
 Sheolin Dupuis, wit. cert. ... $1.80
 Wm. Clegg, notary as treasurer ... $100.00

 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
C. P. ALPHA, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/11/1890.





POLICE JURY.
Special Meeting.
October 24th, 1872.

 Members present: J. J. Caffery, President; and Messrs. Ones, Broussard, Landry, Hebert and Leblanc.  Absent: Messrs. Caruthers and M. G. Broussard.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 The president announced that the object of convening the Jury, was for the settlement of old business.

 On motion, one hundred dollars was appropriated for material to repair the Royville road, and R. Leblanc was authorized to contract to have the work done.

 After discussion and upon taking the vote on the payment of the account of L. E. Salles, for two hundred and fifty dollars, for furnishing clothing, food and lodging for Celestin and Arthemise, from Nov. 1870 to Nov. 1872, on motion of Mr. Broussard the yeas and nays were ordered to be spread upon the minutes; Messrs. Leblanc, Hebert and Caffery voted yea, and Messrs. Broussard and Landry voted nay.

 On motion, one hundred and twenty-five dollars was allowed to L. E. Salles for the care and maintenance of Celestin and Artemise, for one year to begin the first January next.

 The following accounts were approved and warrants ordered to issue for the same: G. Landry, $125, A. Monnier, $146, F. Martin, $100, $315, F. Gardner, $140, S. W. Jones, $10, A. Billeaud, $30, S. J. Montgomery, $25.45, A. Judice, $5, I. Chapman, $2 and $1.10, Edgar Mouton, $2.40, W. Brandt, $75, J. J. Caffery, $5, L. Broussard, $7, D. G. Broussard, $4.50, H. M. Bailey, $3o, Jules Guidry, $7, $2o, L. Hirsch, $5.50.

 On motion, the Police Jury then adjourned.
A. J. MOSS, Clerk.
J. J. CAFFERY, Clerk.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/11/1873.  




POLICE JURY
Proceedings - Ordinance of Licenses For the Year 1901.

 Lafayette, La., Jan. 3, 1901. - The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present:  M. Billeaud, Jr., J. C. Buchanan, F. G. Mouton, Alonzo Lacey, J. A. Labbe, J. O. Blanchet, Jno. Whittington, Alex M. Broussard and Saul Broussard.

 The minutes of the previous meetings were read and approved.

 By motion of Mr. Mouton, the secretary was authorized to frame and model all resolutions adopted by the Jury subject to the limitation of embodying the intent and purpose of the body.

 By motion of Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Mouton was authorized to dispose of the infant was authorized to dispose of the infant child of Emily Hebert, insane, and attend to the re-commitment of the mother to the Insane Asylum.

 Judge O. C. Mouton appeared and in behalf of Lehman Stern & Co. asked for remittance of parish taxes paid by said company for 1900 under resolution of the Jury adopted April 1898 exempting the cotton compress from taxation for a period of ten years. By motion of Mr. Mouton the Jury refused to grant the remittance prayed for.

 Mr. A. C. Guilbeaux representing the citizens of the town of Carencro appeared and prayed that the Jury make sufficient appropriation to pay for the services of a town marshal. The town of Carencro could not maintain its municipal government unless assisted by the parish. By motion action on the matter was postponed.

 The following indigents were allowed each $12.50 pension: Adelbert Gathe, Mrs. Theogene Guidry, Octavie Bourque, Jean Bte. Bourque, Lucien Judice, Paul Morvant, Theodule Benoit, Mrs. Ed. Trahan, Coco Bonhomme and wife, and Emerenthe Bonin.

 Messrs. Buchanan and Mouton were appointed to confer with City Council of Lafayette relative to leasing of the pest-house land.

 Messrs. N. P. Moss and P. R. Landry, representing the School Board, requested that the Jury turn into the school treasury any and all appropriations now due. By motion of Mr. Mouton the sum of $3,400 was ordered paid the School Board, being amount in full of all appropriations granted up to date.

 Messrs. J. O. Broussard and D. A. Cochrane representing the Board of Health appeared and asked that the Jury engage the services of the president of the Board of Health and parish physician at a stated salary, say $600 per annum; the said parish physician to attend to all cases of contagious or infectious diseases occurring in the parish and performing all other duties incumbent upon such officer by law. Action on the proposition was postponed the Jury reserving the right to accept.

 Mr. Billeaud proposed Dr. Geo. R. DeLaureal as member of the Board of Health for the 5th ward and same was adopted.

 By motion of Mr. Blanchet Constable L. Hirsch was allowed $10 per month to date from Jan. 1, 1901.

 Treasurer Martin was instructed to pay out of the general fund into the special road fund of each ward the sum of $200.

 Mr. Buchanan called attention to complaints made against the Lafayette Refinery's draining acids into Bayou Vermilion and the Jury resolved to consider the matter at next meeting.

 By motion duly made, the following ordinance, levying a license tax for the year 1901, was adopted:

 AN ORDINANCE, to levy, collect and enforce the payment of an annual license tax upon all persons, associations of persons or business firms and corporations pursuing any trade, profession, vocation, calling or business, except those expressly excepted from such license tax by Article 229 of the constitution, and prescribing the mode and method in which certain persons, subject to license, shall make report of their business.

 Section 1. Be it enacted by the Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette, State of Louisiana, that there is hereby levied an annual license tax for the year A. D. 1901, and for each subsequent year, upon each person, association or persons, or business firms and corporations, pursuing any trade, profession, vocation, calling or business, subject to licenses under Article 229 of the Constitution.

 Section 2. Be it enacted, etc., that on the second day of January, A. D. 1901, and each subsequent year, the sheriff and tax collector shall begin to collect and shall collect as fast as possible from each of the persons or business firm, associations or persons, and corporations, pursuing within this parish any trade, profession, vocation, calling or business, a license tax hereinafter graduated. All licenses shall be due and collectible during the first month of each year, and all unpaid licenses shall become delinquent on the first day of February of each year, and all firms that commence business after that date shall become delinquent unless the license is paid within ten (10) days.

 Section 3. Be it further enacted, etc., that the annual license for all kinds of business hereinafter named except as afterward provided, shall be graduated in classes.

MANUFACTURE.

That for carrying on each business of manufacturing subject to license under article 229 of the constitution, the license shall be based on the gross annual receipts of said business, as follows:

 Class 1. When the said receipts are $25,000 or more and less than $30,000, the license shall be $19.50.

 Class 2. When the said receipts are less than $25,000 the license shall be $15.

 BANKING.

 That for each business of carrying on bank, banking company, association, corporation or agency they shall be based on the declared or nominal capital and surplus as follows:

 Class 1. When the said declared or nominal capital and surplus is $100,000 or more and less than $200,000 the license shall be $150.

 Class 2. When the said declared or nominal capital and surplus is $50,000 or more and less than $100,000 the license shall be $75.

 Class 3. When the said declared or nominal capital and surplus is $50,000 or less, the license shall be $50.

 The declared or nominal capital or surplus, as provided in this section, shall be ascertained and based upon the annual statement made in pursuance of existing laws.

MERCHANT BUSINESS.

 Section 4. Be it further ordained, that for every wholesale mercantile business, whether as principal, agent or commission, by auction, representing foreign merchants or otherwise, the license shall be based on the gross annual amounts of sale as follows:

 Class. 1. When the gross sales are $250,000 and not more than $500,000 the license shall be $100.

 Class 2. When the gross sales are $250,000 or less, the license shall be $50.

 Provided, that no person or persons shall be deemed wholesale dealers unless he or they sell by the original or unbroken packages or barrel only ;  and provided further, that not person or persons shall be deemed wholesale dealers unless he or they sell to dealers for resale. If they sell in less quantities than original and unbroken packages, or barrels, they shall be considered retail dealers, and pay license as such. That for every business of selling at retail whether as principal, agent or commission, or otherwise, the license shall be based on the gross annual amount of sales, as follows:

 Class 1. When the gross sales are $40,000 or more and under $50,000, the license shall be $40.

 Class 2. When the gross sales are $30,000 or more and less than $40,000, the license shall be $30.

 Class 3. When the gross sales are $25,000 or more and less than $30,000, the license shall be $25.

 Class 3.  When the gross sales are $25,000 or more and less than $30,000, the license shall be $25.

 Class 4. When the gross sales are $20,000 or more and less than $25,000 the license shall be $20.

 Class 5. When the gross sales are $15,000 or more and less than $20,000, the license shall be $15.

 Class 6. When the gross sales are less than $15,000 and more than $10,000 the license shall be $10.

 Class 7. When the gross sales are $5,000 or less, the license shall be $5.

 Provided, that if any distilled vinous, malt or other kind of mixed liquors be sold in connection with the business of retail merchant grocer, oyster house, confectionery, for in less quantities than five gallons, the license for such additional business shall be as hereinafter provided for, provided further, that no license shall issue to sell liquors in less quantities than five gallons, for less than $200.

 Provided, that retail drugstores, owned or controlled and managed by a regularly licensed graduate or pharmacy, and selling vinous, spirituous or alcoholic liquors in less quantities than one quart, as drug or medicine only, shall pay the license mentioned in this section and shall not be required to procure the license required for saloons, etc., under this act, as retail liquor dealers.

 Provided further, that if drugstores, soda fountains, or other aerated water dealers offers for sale in connection with such waters any vinous, spirituous or alcoholic liquors, such drug store, soda-fountains or dealers, shall be required to take out license as retail liquor dealers, as saloons, barrooms, etc.,  as provided in section 10 of this act.

 Provided further, that farmers or planters having stores situated on their farms or plantations, and selling or advancing farm supplies to their employes exclusively, shall not be classed as merchants, nor shall they be required to take out a license under this act.

 Section 5. Be it further enacted, that for carrying on each business of gas light, electric light, water works, shoot-the-chutes, miniature railroad, saw mills employing ten or more hands, telephoning (including local and district telegraph) express company, cotton compress or ginnery, cotton pickery, slaughter house, distillery and rectifying alcoholic, or malt liquors, brewing ale, beer, porter or other malt liquor, manufacturing tobacco, cigar or cigarettes, refining sugar or molasses or either of them, manufacturing cotton seed oil, oil cake or cotton seed meal, that license shall be based on the gross annual receipts of each person, association of persons, business firm or corporation engaged in said business, as follows:

 Provided that this section shall not apply to planters and farmers grinding and refining their own sugar or molasses or ginning their own cotton or that of their tenants or manufacturing their own cotton seed into meat, cake or oil, or work by machinery for plantation or farm purposes, provided that no license shall be imposed or collected on cotton gins ginning for lint, not over four hundred bales of cotton per annum and provided further that this act shall not apply to those planters who granulate syrup for other planters during the rolling season.

 Provided that any agency for any or other establishment, selling by wholesale, ale, beer or other alcoholic or malt liquors in unbroken packages as usually contained in kegs, barrels, etc., shall pay a license based as follows:

 When said gross sales are $5,000 or more the license shall be $500. When the said gross annual receipts are less than $5,000 the license shall be $300.

 Class 1. When said gross receipts are $20,000 and over, the license shall be $50.

 Class 2. When said gross receipts are $15,000 and not over $20,000, the license shall be $37.50.

 Class 3. When said gross receipts are less than $15,000 and over $10,000, the license shall be $20.

 Class 4. When the said gross receipts are less than $10,000, the license shall be $10.

 AMUSEMENTS.

 Section 6. Be it enacted, etc., that for every business of keeping a theatre, opera house, ampitheatre, academy of music, museum, menagerie, circus or other traveling show, the license shall be based upon the number of the attaches, whether proprietors, performers, or other employees, as follows:

 Class 1. When the number of said persons is one hundred or more the license shall be $100.

 Class 2. When the number of said persons is seventy-five or more and less than one hundred the license shall be $90.

 Class 3. When the number of said persons is thirty or more and less than fifty the license shall be $70.

 Class 5. When the number of said persons is twenty or more and less than thirty the license shall be $60.

 Class 6. When the number of said persons is ten or more and less than twenty the license shall be $50.

 Class 7. When the number of said persons is five or more and less than ten, the license shall be $40.

 Class 8. When the number of said persons is four the license shall be $30.

 Class 9. When the number of said persons is three the license shall be $20.

 Class 10. When the number of said persons is two the license shall be $10.

 Class 11. When the number of said persons is one the license shall be $5.

 Provided that the license for every hall or place where public entertainments are given not provided for in this section shall be based upon the seating capacity as follows:

 When the number or seats or spaces number 500 or more the licenses shall be $25.

 Provided further that no license shall be required for balls given by private persons or for charitable purposes.

 RAILROAD AGENTS, ETC.

 Section 7. Be it further enacted that each person carrying on the business or calling of selling or dealing in railroad or steamship tickets whether said tickets are sold on the streets, in the office of the company he represents, or that of any other company, shall pay an annual license graded upon the number of companies he represents to wit-wit:  One company, $25; two companies, $40; three companies, $50.

 PEDDLERS AND HAWKERS.

 Section 8. Be it further enacted, etc., that each and every peddler or hawker shall pay an annual license graded as follows:

 When traveling on foot, $5; when traveling on horseback, $10; when traveling in one-horse vehicle, $15; when traveling on any kind of a water craft, $50.

 Provided that, no person shall be allowed to sell goods as clerk or clerks, of any peddler or hawker, but that he or they must pay a license in his or their own name, but that this proviso shall not apply to water craft.

 It is further provided that all parochial executive officers are hereby empowered and directed to cause all peddlers or hawkers to exhibit the same, the said officers are directed and empowered by this act to seize said stock of merchandise and turn the same over to any court of competent jurisdiction with due information as to the violation of this act. Provided further that the said executive officers shall be entitled to receive as fees, the sum of $5 in each and every case from any peddler or hawker, clerk or clerks employed by said peddler or hawker, when peddling without a license in violation of this act. The said amount of $5 to be recovered before any court of competent jurisdiction out of the goods so seized.

 HOTEL, ETC.

 Section 9. Be it further enacted, etc., that for every business of keeping a hotel where lodging and eating are combined the license shall be based upon the number of furnished lodging rooms for guests, as follows:

 Class 1. When the said rooms are forty-five or more and less than seventy-five the license shall be $50.

 Class 2. When the said rooms are thirty or more and less than forty-five the license shall be $40.

 Class 3. When the said rooms are fifteen or more and less than thirty the license shall be $30.

 Class 4. When the number of said rooms in twelve or more and less than fifteen the license shall be $20.

 Class 5. When the number of said rooms is nine or more and less than twelve the license shall be $10.

 Class 6. When the number of said rooms is six or more and less than nine, the license shall be $5.

 Provided that no license shall be required when the number of said rooms is less than six and that for every business of lodging alone the license shall be estimated on the same basis, as for hotels but graduated at one-half rates; provided that boarding houses shall pay sixty per cent of the rates of hotels.

BARROOMS, ETC.

 Section 10. Be it enacted, that for every business of barroom, cabaret, coffee-house, cafe, beer saloon, liquor exchange, drinking saloon, grogshop, beer house, beer garden or other place, where anything to be drunk or eaten on the premises is sold directly or indirectly the license shall be based on the gross annual receipts of said business as follows:

 Class. 1 When the said gross receipts are $10,000 or more and less than $15,000, the license shall be $400.

 Class 2. When the said gross receipts are $7,500 or more and less than $10,000, the license shall be $300.

 Class 3. When the said gross receipts are $5,000 or less, the license shall be $2,000.

 Provided, that no license shall be charged for selling refreshments for charitable or religious purposes, and provided further that no establishment, selling or giving away or otherwise disposing of any spirits, wines, alcoholic or malt liquors in less quantities than one pint, shall pay less than $200. Provided further, that when any kind of business provided for in this section shall be combined with any other business provided for in section 8, the same classification shall be made as provided in this section, but the price for the licenses shall be equal to the price of the license required for each business separately.

 Section 11. Be it enacted, etc., that for every business of keeping billiard tables, pigeon hole, Jenny Lind, pool or bagatelle tables, and ten pin alleys, from which revenue is derived a license of $5 for each such addition to any other license due by the establishment, in which said tables or alleys may be situated. Provided that all persons, association of persons or business firms, and corporations engaged in the sale of soda water, mead, confection, cakes, etc.,m exclusively shall be rated as follows:

 Class 1. When the gross annual sales are three thousand dollars and more than $3,000, the license shall be $10.

 Class 2. When the gross sales are less than $2,000, the license shall be $5.

 Provided, that this provision shall not apply to places where alcoholic, vinous or malt liquors are sold, and provided that, druggists selling soda water, mead, etc., shall be required to take out a license under this act.

 Section 12. Be it enacted etc., that for every individual or business agency for steamboat, draying, trucking, keeping cabs, carriages, hacks or horses for hire, undertakers, owners or lessees of toll bridges and ferries, master builders, stevedores, bill posting or tacking, contractors and mechanics who employ assistants, the license shall be graded as follows:

 Class 1. When the gross annual receipts are $1,000, or more the license shall be $20.

 Class 2. When the gross receipts are $750, or more and less than $1,000, the license shall be $15.

 Class 3. When the gross annual receipts are less than $750, the license shall be $5.

 PROFESSIONAL.

 Section 13. Be it enacted, that every individual or individuals carrying on the business or profession of physician, attorney-at-law, editor, dentist, oculist, photographer, jeweler and all other business not herein provided for shall be graded the same as set forth in section 11 of this act, but graded at one-half rates, and provided that no license shall be issued hereunder for less than $5.

 Section 14. Be it further enacted, that all traveling  vendors of stoves, lightning rods, and clocks, shall pay a license annually of $100, whether traveling as peddlers or not. For every trading stamp company issuing stamps to merchants, and all other dealers of every kind whatsoever, and all other dealers of every kind whatsoever, and all other dealers of every kind whatsoever, where the gross annual receipts are less than $5,000 the license shall be $125 and when the gross receipts are above $5,000 the license shall be $250.

 Section 15. Be it further, enacted that for carrying on the business pursuits known as cotton factorage, grain and produce commission houses, or any other factorage or commission business, brokerage in stocks, bonds, real estate, produce, sugar, cotton, or other brokerage business, whether buying or selling for actual, spot or future delivery where the intention of the parties is to make an honest, bonafide delivery, the license shall be based on the gross annual commissions and brokerage on sales and purchases as follows:

 Class 1. When the annual gross commissions exceed $5,000 and are no more than $10,000 the license shall be $50.

 Class 2. When the annual gross commissions are $5,000 or less the license shall be $25.

 Section 16. Be it enacted that for every lumber yard, whose gross sales are $2,000 or less the license shall be $10 and when the gross sales exceed $2,000 the license shall be $20.

 Section 17. Be it enacted that for every sewing machine agent or agency, fruit stand soda stand, horse and mule trader, cigar and tobacco stand, the license shall be $5.

 Section 18. Be it enacted that when any two are more kinds of business are combined except as herein expressly provide for there shall be a separate license required for each kind of business. Where any company or association shall lease, operate, manage or control the business franchise, property of other corporations, associations or firms, they shall pay a separate license for each business.

 Section 19. Be it enacted, etc., that annual receipts, capital sales, and premium in this act, referred to as basis of license are those for the year for which the license is granted; the standard for their estimation shall be prima facie of the preceding year of the business that has been conducted previously by the same party or parties to whom they claim to be successors. If the firm or company be new, gross sales for the first two months shall be considered as the basis and six times that amount shall be estimated as the annual receipts of such business.

 Provided that any person, commencing business after the first of July, shall pay one half of the above rates.

 Section 20. Be it enacted, etc., that the business of the previous year, as also the actual condition and results of the business of the current, for the new firms, associations or corporations for the purposes of calculating licenses shall be ascertained by the tax collector in the sworn statement of the person, or persons in interest, his or their duly authorized agent, or officer made before the tax collector or his deputy; provide that if the tax collector be not satisfied with the said sworn statement he shall traverse the same by a rule taken in proper court. On trial of said rule the books and written entries, and memoranda of said persons or persons, firms, companies, corporations or parties, shall be brought into court, and subjected to the inspection and examination of the court, the officer who took the rule, and such experts as he may employ or the court may appoint, provided that this inspection shall not be construed as entitling defendant to introduce in evidence said books and documents any more than he would have been without such inspection; provided also the license shall issue in accordance with said sworn statement, notwithstanding the prospect or pendency of the rule, and the final ratification shall be made as ordered by the court.

 Section 21. Be it further enacted, that if any business shall be conducted without a license in case herein provided, the tax collector shall through the attorney appointed by the State for such purpose, on motion in the proper courts as provided in the Constitution and which shall be without deposit or advance costs, take a rule on the party or parties, doing such business to show cause on the fifth day, exclusive of holidays, after the service thereof, why said party or parties should not pay the amount of license claimed and penalties or be ordered to cease from further pursuit of said business, until after having obtained a license; and in case, said rule is made absolute the order therein shall be considered a judgement in favor or the parish for the amount decreed to be due, by defendant for license, and penalty and costs, heretofore and hereinafter provided for, and shall be executed in the same manner as other judgments. Provided that in addition to the commission allowed the attorney, a penalty of 25 per cent on the amount sued on is hereby fixed and provided, which penalty shall be turned into the general fund of the parish.

 It is hereby expressly provided that each person, association or persons, business firms or corporations, required to take out a license under this ordinance shall be required to post the same in a conspicuous place in his or their place of business under a penalty of not less than $10 nor more than $100 recoverable by the collector before any court of competent jurisdiction and it shall be the duty of the tax collector, to visit in person or by deputies the several places of business herein mentioned and ascertain that the provisions of this section are strictly carried out.

 Section 22. Be it further enacted that the only legal evidence that a license has been paid shall be the appropriate form of license adopted by the Jury and no receipts issued by the tax collector in place of the license itself shall be valid and this clause shall be construed to prevent the tax collector from issuing a receipt in lieu of the appropriate form to any person, association of persons or business corporation; provided that nothing herein contained shall be construed as to exclude oral evidence of lost or destroyed licences.

 Section 23. Be it further enacted that the tax collector shall prepare and keep a book in which he shall record or file the statements made under oath of all persons, associations of persons, business firms or corporations, who may apply for license to pursue any trade, profession, vocation, calling or business under this act.

 Section 24. Be it further enacted that the tax collector to administer oath to any person, president or proper officer or agent of any associations or persons, business firms or corporations applying for license under this net, and any tax collector who shall sign any jurat or certify to the correctness of any oath without administering the oath in person to the applicant shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction be dealt with in accordance with existing laws, relative to dismissal from office of such officer or officers, and in addition to which they shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 or more than $1,000. That when the oath is taken before the collector no charge shall be made for the same. Any false swearing as to the gross receipts of any person or persons or corporations through their president or proper officer or agent applying for license shall constitute the crime of perjury, to be punished as directed by existing criminal laws of the State.

 Section 25. Be it enacted that the tax collector is hereby required to keep a license register in which he shall enter the names of every person, association of persons, business firms or corporations with the trade, profession, vocation, calling or business pursued, the class and graduation of the same, the amount of the license thereon, and the date of the collection or payment thereof. The collector shall before the end of the calendar year submit to the jury a full and complete transcript of said register.

 Section 26. Be it enacted that the tax collector or ex-officio tax collector violating any of the provisions of this act or who shall willfully rate any persons, association of persons, business firms and corporations at a less graduation than the law contemplates or who shall issue to any said persons, association of persons, business firms or corporations a license for a less sum than that corresponding to their graduation shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor in office, and shall on conviction, before a competent authority be summarily dismissed therefrom.

 Section 27. Be it enacted that on time the 1st day of February of each year the tax collector, or ex-officio tax collector shall deliver to the attorney appointed by the State for the purpose a complete list of all delinquent license-payers together with their location and kind of business, and the attorney shall immediately proceed to collect same in accordance with this act, and if not collected within thirty days from the date of delivery of the lists of the collector of taxes or ex-officio tax collector of taxes it shall be the duty of said attorney to render a written report giving the reasons for non-collection to the collector whose duty it shall be to report same to the Jury.

 Section 28. Be it enacted, that in addition to the penalties provided in this ordinance, all unpaid license shall bear interest at the rate of two per cent, per month from the first day of February and the payment thereon shall be secured by first mortgage in favor of the parish on the property, movable or immovable, of the delinquent owing the license and the tax collector shall collect said interest as provided by existing law and provisions of this ordinance.

 Section 29. Be it enacted that a person, firm or company, having more than one place of business shall pay a separate license for each place of business.

 Section 30. Be it enacted that all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.

 Section 31. Be it enacted that the licenses issued in pursuance of this ordinance shall be for the calendar year beginning Jan. 1, 1901 and ending Dec. 31, 1901.

 Section 32. Be it enacted that this ordinance take effect from and after its adoption by the Jury.
 The treasurer submitted his monthly reports as follows:

 To the President and Members of Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette, La.:
 Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of parish funds since my last report:
 Respectfully submitted,
                                J. E. MARTIN,                                                        Treasurer.
Lafayette, La., Jan. 2, 1901.

 To the President and Members of Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette, La.:

 Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of special road funds since my last report:
 Respectfully submitted,
                     J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.
Lafayette, La., Jan, 2, 1901.

 The following account was laid over:

 A. E. Mouton, lumber ... $7.53.

 The following accounts were approved:
 There being no further business, the Police Jury adjourned.
M. BILLEAUD, Jr. President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 1/12/1901.








POLICE JURY.
Special Meeting.
October 24th, 1872.
Members present: J. J. Caffery, President, and Messrs. Ones.Broussard, Landry, Hebert and Leblanc ; absent :  Messrs. Caruthers and M. G. Broussard.

 The minutes of the previous meeting was read and approved.

 The president announced that the object of convening the Jury, was for the settlement of old business.

 On motion, one hundred dollars was appropriated for material to repair the Royville road, and R. Leblanc was authorized to contract to have the work done.

 After discussion and upon taking the vote on the payment of the account of L. E. Salles, for two hundred and fifty dollars, for furnishing clothing, food and lodging for Celestin and Arthemise, from Nov., 1870 to Nov. 1872, on motion of Mr. Broussard the yeas and neas were ordered to be spread upon the minutes ;  Messrs. Leblanc, Hebert and Caffery voted yes, and Messrs. Broussard and Landry voted nay.

 On motion, one hundred and twenty-five dollars was allowed to L. E. Salles for the care and maintenance of Celestin and Artemise, for one year to begin the first of January next.

 The following accounts were approved and warrants ordered to issue for the same: G. Landry, $125, A. Monnier, $146, F. Martin, $100, $315, F. Gardner, $140, S. W. Jones, $10, A. Billeaud, $30, S. J. Montgomery, $25.45, A. Judice, $5, I. Chapman, $2 and $10, Edgar Mouton, $2.40, W. Brandt, $75, J. J. Caffery, $5, L. Broussard, $7, D. O. Broussard, $4.50, H. M. Bailey, $30, Jules Guidry, $7, and $20, L. Hirah, $5.50.

 On motion, the Police Jury then adjourned.
  A. J. MOSS, Clerk; J. J. CAFFERY, Clerk.
   Lafayette Advertiser 1/25/1879.
 



 
The Police Jury at their last session adopted the same Tax Ordinance as the one in force in 1899, with the exception that taxes become delinquent on the first day of February instead of March as heretofore. Laf. Adv. 1/13/1900.



THE POLICE JURY
HOLDS AN IMPORTANT MEETING AND ADOPTS THE LICENSE TAX FOR 1899.

 Lafayette, La., Jan. 5, 1899. - The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present:  R. C. Landry, C. C. Brown, Ben Avant, Alf. Hebert, Alonzo Lacy, Jno. Whittington, Jr., Jno. Primeaux. Absent: M. Billeaud, Jr.

 The reading of the minutes was dispensed with.

 By motion it was resolved that plans and specifications for the Whittington bridge be considered at the next regular meeting in February.

 A report from the supervisors of election showed that the vote on the liquor license question was as follows: For $200 license, 616; for $1,000 license, 72.

 The jury after passing upon a number of accounts adjourned until tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 6, 1899.
R. C. LANDRY, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.

Jan. 6, 1899 - Pursuant to adjournment the Police Jury met this day with the following members present: R. C. Landry, C. C. Brown, Ben Avant, Alfred Hebert, Alonzo Lacy, Jno. Whittington, Jr., Jno. E. Primeaux.  Absent: M. Billeaud, Jr.

 By motion the following resolutions were adopted:

 1st. Resolved that the special license and poll tax, made under the provisions of Article 291 of the State Constitution shall be due and collectable on or before the first day of February, 1899, and all unpaid licenses and taxes shall thereafter become delinquent.

 2nd. Resolved that the tax collector shall after said date, advertise all delinquents showing the respective amounts due for said special license and tax, and after advertising said delinquent list for thirty days, he shall proceed to enforce the collection of said special tax and licenses by seizing and selling at public auction, any property in possession of said delinquents. Interest shall be computed at two per cent per month and all costs added.

 3rd. Resolved that a fine of $25 or in default thereof 30 days imprisonment in the parish jail be and is hereby fixed as penalty for nonpayment of the per capita tax herein levied and any person failing to make such payment shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

 4th. Resolved that the tax collector shall place upon a supplemental list all names of persons not assessed, together with the various items subject to the special road tax herein referred to and shall collect same giving the usual receipt. therefor.

 A petition from the citizens of the 8th ward praying for exemption from the special road tax and asking that they be allowed to continue road duty under the old system, was read and on motion refused.

 By motion the sum of $50 each was allowed the treasurer and secretary for extra duties imposed.

 By motion the sum of $201 was refunded Lehman, Stern & Co. for parish taxes, paid, on compress property said property having been exempted from parochial taxation.

 The sum of $12.50 cash was granted unto, Celeste Boudreaux and Julie Breaux indigents.

 Mr. Primeaux was authorized to act in conjunction with the authorities of Vermilion or purchasing land for the bridge keeper's house at Odilon Broussard Bridge; and also to contract with Jean Denise for keeping said bridge at $115 per year, half to be paid by Vermilion.

 By motion the public bridge at Darmas Broussard's and the public road on either side of Bayou Vermilion, leading thereto, is hereby condemned, and abandoned. Mr. Landry was appointed to report on the disposition of said bridge.

 Messrs. Alf. Hebert and R. C. Greig were appointed to investigate the treasurer's office, cancel his vouchers and grant him a quietus.

 The treasurer submitted the a report of parish funds as follows:

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



 Respectfully submitted,
                       J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.

 Jan. 5, 1899.
     The committee appointed to ascertain the amount of unpaid approved accounts and the probable revenues for the current fiscal year submitted the following report which was adopted:

 To the Honorable Police Jury - We the undersigned committee, appointed to ascertain the amount of unpaid approved accounts of the parish and the probable revenues for the current fiscal year would respectfully report as follows:


Respectfully,
              R. C. GREIG, A. M. MARTIN, C. C. BROWN.

 Lafayette, La., Jan. 5, 1899.
      A motion duly made the following ordinances stating the license tax for the calendar year 1899, and providing for the collection of the same was unanimously adopted:

 AN ORDINANCE to levy, collect and enforce the payment of an annual license tax upon all persons, associations of persons or business firms and corporations pursuing any trade, profession, vocation, calling or business, except those expressly excerpted from such license tax by Article 229 of the constitution; and prescribing the mode and method in which certain persons, subject to license, shall make report of their business.

 Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Police Jury of the parish of Lafayette, State of Louisiana, that there is hereby levied an annual license tax for the year A. D. 1899, and for each subsequent year, upon each person, associations of persons, or business firms and corporations, pursuing any trade, profession, vocation, calling or business, subject to licenses under Article 229 of the constitution.

 Section 2.  Be it enacted, etc., that the second day of Jan., A. D. 1899, and each subsequent year, the sheriff and tax collector shall begin to collect and shall collect as fast as possible from each of the persons or business firms, associations of persons, and corporations, pursuing within this parish, any trade, profession, vocation, calling or business, a license tax hereinafter graduated. All licenses shall be due and collectable during the first two (2) months of each year and all unpaid licenses shall become delinquent on the first day of March of each year and all firms that commence business after that date shall become delinquent unless the license is paid within (10) days.

 Section 3.  Be it further enacted, etc., that the annual license for all kinds of business hereinafter named except as afterward provided, shall be graduated in classes.

 MANUFACTURE.

 That for carrying on each business of manufacturing subject to license under Article 229 of the constitution, the license shall be based on the gross annual receipts of said business, as follows:

 Class I.  When the said receipts are $25,000 or more and less than $30,000 the license shall be $19.50.

 Class 2. When the said receipts are less than $25,000 the license shall be $15.

BANKING.

 That for each business of carrying on bank, banking company, association, corporation or agency they shall be based on the declared or nominal capital and surplus as follows:

 Class I.  When the said declared or nominal capital and surplus is $100,000 or more and less than $200,000 the license shall be $150.

 Class 2.  When the said declared or nominal capital and surplus is $50,000 or more and under $100,000 the license shall be $75.

 Class 3.  When the said declared or nominal capital or surplus is $50,000 or less, the license shall be $50.

 The declared or nominal capital and surplus, as provided in this section, shall be ascertained and based upon the annual statement made in pursuance of existing laws.

 MERCANTILE BUSINESS.

 Section 4.   Be it further ordained, that for every wholesale mercantile business, whether as principal, agent or commission, by auction, representing foreign merchants or otherwise, the license shall be based on the gross annual amounts of sales as follows:

 Class I.  When the gross sales are $250,000 and not more than $500,000, the license shall be $100.

 Class 2.  When the gross sales are $250,000 or less, the license shall be $50.

 Provided, that no person or persons shall be deemed wholesale dealers unless he or they sell by the original or unbroken packages or barrel only; and provided further, that no person or persons shall be deemed wholesale dealers unless he or they sell to dealers for resale. If they sell in less quantities than original and unbroken packages, or barrels, they shall be considered retail dealers, and pay the license as such. That for every business of selling at retail whether as principal, agent or commission, or otherwise, the license shall be based on the gross annual amount of sales, as follows:

 Class 1. When the gross sales are $40,000 or more and under $50,000, the license shall be $40.

 Class 2.  When the gross sales are $30,000 or more and less than $40,000, the license shall be $30.

 Class 3.  When the gross sales are $25,000 or more and less than $30,000, the license shall be $25.

 Class 4.  When the gross sales are $20,000 or more and less than $25,000, the license shall be $20.

 Class 5.  When the gross sales are $15,000 or more and less than $20,000, the license shall be $15.

 Class 6.  When the gross sales are $15,000 or more and less than $20,000, the license shall be $15.

 Class 6.  When the gross sales are less than $15,000, and more than $50,000, the license shall be $10.

 Class 6.  When the gross sales are less than $15,000, and more than $50,000, the licenses shall be $10.

 Class 7.  When the gross sales are $5,000 or less, the license shall be $5.

 Provided, that if any distilled vinous, malt or other kind of mixed liquors be sold in connection with the business or retail merchant, grocer, oyster house, confectionery, or in less quantities than five gallons, the license for such additional business shall be as hereinafter provided for; provided further, that no license shall issue to sell liquors in less quantities than five gallons, for less than $200.

 Provided, that retail drugstores, owned or controlled and managed by a regularly licensed graduate of pharmacy, and selling vinous, spirituous or alcoholic liquors in less quantities than one quart, as drug or medicine only, shall pay the license mentioned in this section and shall not be required to procure the license required for saloons, etc., under this act, as retail liquor dealers.

 Provided further that if drugstores, soda fountains, or other aerated water dealers offer for sale in connection, with such waters any vinous, spirituous or alcoholic, liquors such drugstores, soda fountains, or dealers shall be required to take out license as retail liquor dealers as saloons, barrooms, etc., as provided in section 10 of this act.

 Provided further, that farmers or planters having stores situated on their farms or plantations, and selling or advancing  supplies to their employes exclusively shall not be classed as merchants, nor shall they be required to take out a license under this act.

 Section 5.  Be it further enacted, that for carrying on each business or gaslight, electric light, waterworks, shoot-the-chutes, miniature railroad, saw-mills, employing ten or more hands, telephoning, (including local and district telegraph) telephoning express company, cotton compress or ginnery, cotton pickery, slaughter house, distillery and rectifying alcoholic, or malt liquors, brewing ale, beer, porter or other malt liquor, manufacturing tobacco, cigars or cigarette, refinery sugar or molasses or either of them, manufacturing cotton seed oil, oil cake or cotton seed meal, that license shall be based on the gross annual receipts, of each person association or persons, business firm or corporation engaged in said business, as follows:

 Provided that, this section shall not apply to planters and farmers grinding and refinery their own sugar or molasses or ginning their own cotton or that of their tenants or manufacturing their own cotton seed into meat, cake or oil, or work by machinery for plantation or farm purposes; provided that no license shall be imposed or collected on cotton gins ginning for line, not over four hundred bales of cotton per annum and provided further that this act shall not apply to those planters who granulate syrup, for other planters during the rolling season.

 Provided further that any agency for any or other establishment, selling by wholesale. ale, beer or other alcoholic or malt liquors in unbroken packages as usually contained in kegs, barrels etc., shall pay a license based as follows:

    When said gross sales are $5,000 or more the license shall be $500. When the said gross sales are less than $5,000 the license shall be $300.

 Class I.  When the said gross annual receipts are $200,000 or more and less than $150,000 the license shall be $500.

 Class 2.  When the said gross receipts are $150,000 or more and less than $200,000 the license shall be $375.

 Class 3.  When the said gross receipts are $100,000 or more and less than $150,000 the license shall be $250.

 Class 4.  When the said gross receipts are $75,000 or more and less than $100,000 the license shall be $187.50.

 Class 5.  When the said gross receipts are $50,000 or more and less than $75,000 the license shall be $125.

 Class 6.  When the said gross receipts are $37,500 or more and less than $50,000 the license shall be $93.75.

 Class 7.  When the gross annual receipts are $25,000 or more, and less than $39,500 the license shall be $62.50.

 Class 8.  When the said gross receipts are over $20,000 and less than $15,000 the license shall be $50.

 Class 9.  When the said gross receipts are over $15,000 and less than $20,000 the license shall be $37.50.

 Class 10.  When the said gross annual receipts are less than $15,000 the license shall be $20.

AMUSEMENTS.

 Section 6.  Be it enacted, etc., that for every business of keeping a theater, opera-house, ampitheater, academy of music, museum, menagerie, circus or other traveling show, the license shall be based upon the number of the attaches whether proprietors, performers, or other employees, as follows:

 Class 1.  When the number of said persons is one hundred or more the license shall be $500.

 Class 2.  When the number of said persons is seventy-five or more and less than one hundred the license shall be $400.

 Class 3.  When the number of said persons is fifty or more and less than seventy-five the license shall be $300.

 Class 4.  When the number of said persons is thirty or more and less than fifty the license shall be $250.

 Class 5.  When the number of said persons is twenty or more and less than thirty the license shall be $200.

 Class 6.  When the number of said persons is ten or more and less than twenty the license shall be $150.

 Class 7.  When the number of said persons is five or more and less than ten, the license shall be $100.

 Class 8.  When the number of said persons is four the license shall be $75.

 Class 9. When the number of said persons is three the license shall be $50.

 Class 10.  When the number of said persons is two the license shall be $40.

 Class 11.  When the number of said persons is one the license shall be $30.

 Provided, that the license for every hall, or place where public entertainments are given, not provided for in the section shall be based upon the seating capacity as follows:

 Provided, that the license for every hall, or place where public entertainments are given, not provided for in this section shall be based upon the seating capacity as follows:

 When the number of seats or spaces number 500 or more the license shall be $25.

 When the number of seats or spaces, number less than 500 the license shall be $20.

 Provided further that no license shall be required for balls given by private persons or for charitable purposes.

 RAILROAD AGENTS, ETC.

 Section 7.  Be it further enacted that each person carrying on the business or calling of selling or, dealing in, railroad or steamship tickets whether said tickets are sold on the streets, in the office of the company he represents, or that of any other company, shall pay an annual license graded upon the number of companies he represents to wit:  On company $25;  two companies, $40; three companies $50.

PEDDLERS AND HAWKERS.

Section 8.  Be it further enacted, etc., that each and every peddler or hawker shall pay an annual license graded as follows:

 When traveling on foot, $5;  when traveling on horseback, $10; when traveling in one-horse vehicle, $20; when traveling in two-horse vehicle, $37.50; when traveling on any kind of a water craft $100.

 Provided that, no person shall be allowed to sell goods, as clerk or clerks, of any peddler or hawker but that he or they must pay a license, in his or their own name but that this proviso shall not apply to watercraft.

 It is further provided that all parochial executive officers are hereby empowered and directed, to cause all peddlers or hawkers, to exhibit then parish license, and that the said peddlers or hawkers, failing to produce or exhibit the same, the said officers are directed and empowered by this act to seize said stock of merchandise and turn the same over to any court of competent jurisdiction with due information as to the violation of this act. Provided further that the said executive officers shall be entitled to receive as fees, the sum of $5 in each and every case from any peddler or hawker, clerk or clerks employed by said peddler or hawker, when peddling without a license in violation of this act. The said amount of $5 to be recovered before any court of competent jurisdiction out of the goods so seized.

 Provided further that no licenses shall be issued to any peddler or hawker for less than full rate for the current year.

 HOTELS, ETC.

 Section 9.  Be it further enacted, etc., that for every business of keeping a hotel where lodging and eating are combined the license shall be based upon the number of furnished lodging rooms for guests, as follows:

 Class 1.  When the said rooms are forty-five or more and less than seventy-five the license shall be $200.

 Class 2.  When the said rooms are thirty or more and less than forty-five the license shall be $150.

 Class 3.  When the said rooms are fifteen or more and less than thirty the license shall be $100.

 Class 4.  When the number of said rooms is twelve or more and less than fifteen the license shall be $75.

 Class 5.  When the number of said rooms is nine or more and less than twelve the license shall be $50.

 Class 6.  When the number of said rooms is six or more and less than nine, the license shall be $50.

 Class 6.  When the number of said rooms is six or more and less than nine, the license shall be $40.

 Provided that no license shall be required when the number of said rooms is less than six and that for every business of lodging alone the license shall be estimated on the same basis, as for hotels but graduated at one-half rates; provided that boarding houses shall pay sixty per cent of the rates of hotels.

 BARROOMS, ETC.

 Section 10.  Be it enacted that for every business of barroom, cabaret, coffee-house, cafe, beer saloon, liquor exchange, drinking saloon, grogshop, beer house, beer garden or other place, where anything to be drunk or eaten, on the premises is sold directly or indirectly the license shall be based on the gross annual receipts of said business as follows:

 Class 1.  When the said gross annual receipts are $10,000 or more and less than $15,000, the license shall be $400.

 Class 2.  When the said gross receipts are, $7,500 or more and less than $10,000, the license shall be $300.

 Class 3.  When the said gross receipts are $5,000 or less the license shall be $200.

 Provided, that no license shall be charged for selling refreshments for charitable or religious purposes, and provided further that no establishment, selling or giving away or otherwise disposing of any spirits, wines alcoholic or malt liquors in less quantities than one pint, shall pay less than $200. 

 Provided further that when any kind of business provided for in this section, shall be combined with any other business provided for in section 9 the same classification shall be made as provided in this section, but the price for the licenses shall be, equal to the price of the license required for each business separately.

 Section 11.  Be it enacted, etc., that for every business of keeping billiard tables, pigeon hole, Jenny Lind, pool or bagatelle tables, and ten pin alleys, from which revenue is derived a license of $10, for each such table or alley shall be required and paid in addition to any other license due by the establishment, in which said pool tables or alleys may be situated. Provided that all persons, association of persons or business firms, and corporations engaged in the sale of soda water, meads, confection, cakes, etc., exclusively, shall be rated as follows:

 Class 1.  When the gross annual sales are three thousand dollars and more than $2,000, the license shall be $10.

 Class 2.  When the gross sales are less than $2,000, the license shall be $5.

 Provided, that this provision shall not apply to places where alcoholic, vinous or malt liquors are sold, and provided that, druggists selling soda water, mead, etc., shall be required to take out a license under this act.

 Section 12.  Be it enacted etc., that for every individual or company carrying on the profession or business agency for steamboats, draying, trucking, keeping cabs, carriages, hacks or horses for hire, undertakers, owners or lessees, of toll bridges and ferries, master builders, stevedores, bill posting or tacking contracting and mechanics who employ assistance, the license shall be graded as follows:

Class 1.  When the gross annual receipts are $1,000, or more the license shall be $20.

 Class 2.  When the gross receipts are $750, or more and less than $1,000, the license shall be $15.

 Class 3.  When the gross annual receipts are less than $750, the license shall be $5.

 PROFESSIONAL.

 Section 13.  Be it enacted, that every individual or individuals carrying on the business or profession or physician attorney-at-law, editor, dentist, oculist, photographer, jeweler and all other business not herein provided for shall be graded the same as set forth in section 12 of this act, but graded at one half rates, and provided that no license shall be issued hereunder for less than $5.

 Section 14.  Be it further enacted, that all traveling vendors of stoves, lightning rods, and clocks, shall pay a license annually, of $100, whether traveling as peddlers or not. For every trading stamp company issuing stamps to merchants, and all other dealers of every kind whatsover, where the gross annual receipts are less than $5,000 the license shall be $125 and when the gross receipts are less than $5,000 the license shall be $125 and when the gross receipts are above $5,000 the license shall be $250.

 Section 17.  Be it further enacted that for carrying on the business pursuits known as cotton factorage, grain and produce commission houses, or any other factorage or commission business, brokerage in stocks, bonds, real estate produce, sugar, cotton, or other brokerage business whether buying or selling for actual, spot or future delivery where the intention of the parties is to make an honest, bonafide delivery, the license shall be based, on the gross annual commissions and brokerage on sales and purchases as follows:

 Class 1.  When the annual gross commissions exceed $5,000, and are no more than $10,000, the license shall be $50.

 Class 2.  When the annual gross commissions are $5,000 or less the license shall be $25.

 Section 18.  Be it enacted that for every lumber yard, whose gross sales are $2,000 or less the license shall be $10 and when the gross sales exceed $2,000 the license shall be $20.

 Section 19.  Be it enacted that for every sewing machine agent or agency, fruit stand soda stand, horse and mule trader, cigar and tobacco stand, the license shall be $5.

 Section 20.  Be it enacted that when any two or more kinds of business, are combined except as herein expressly provided for there shall be a separate license required for each kind of business. Where any company or association shall lease, operate, manage or control, the business franchise or property of other corporations, association or firms, they shall pay a separate license for each business.

 Section 21.  Be it enacted, etc., that annual receipts, capital sales, and premium in this act, referred to as basis of license are those for the year for which the license is granted; the standard for their estimation shall be prima facie of the preceding year, of the business has been conducted, previously by the same party or parties to whom they claim to be successors. If the firm or company be new, of gross sales for the first two months shall be considered as the basis, and six times that amount shall be estimated as the annual receipts of such business. Provided that any person, commencing business after the first of July, shall pay one half of the above rates.

 Section 22.  Be enacted, etc., that the business of the previous year, as also the actual condition and results of the business of the current for the new firms, associations or corporations for the purposes of calculating licenses shall be ascertained by the tax collector in the sworn statement of the person, or persons in interest, his or their duly authorized agent, or officer made before the tax collector for his deputy; provided that the tax collector be not satisfied with the said sworn statement he shall traverse the same by a rule, taken in proper court. On trial of said rule the books and written entries, and memoranda of said person or persons, firms, companies, corporations or parties, shall be brought into court, and subjected to the inspection, and examination of the court, the officer who took the rule, and such experts as he may employ or the court may appoint, provided that this inspection shall not be construed as entitling the defendant to introduce in evidence said books and documents any more than he would have been without such inspection; provided also that the license shall issue in accordance with the said sworn statement, notwithstanding the prospect or pendency of the rule, and the final ratification shall be made as ordered by the court.

 Section 24.  Be it further enacted, that if, any business shall be conducted, without a license in case herein provided, the tax collector shall through the attorney appointed by the State for such purpose, on motion in the proper courts as provided in the Constitution and which shall be without deposit or advance costs, take a rule on the party or parties, doing such business to show cause on the fifth day, exclusive of holidays, after the service thereof, why said party or parties should not pay the amount of license claimed and penalties or be ordered to cease from further pursuit of said business, until after having obtained a license; and in case, said rule is made absolute the order therein shall be considered a judgment in favor of the parish, for the amount decreed to be due, by defendant for license, and penalty and costs, heretofore and hereinafter provided for, and shall be executed in the same manner as other judgments. Provided that in addition to the commission allowed, the attorney, a penalty of 25 per cent on the amount sued on, is hereby fixed and provided, which penalty shall be turned into the general fund of the parish.

 It is hereby expressly provided that each person, association of persons, business firms or corporations, required to take out a license under this ordinance shall be required to post, the same in a conspicuous place in his or their place of business under a penalty of not less than $10 nor more than $100 recoverable by the collector before any court of competent jurisdiction and it shall be the duty of the tax collector, to visit in person or by deputies the several places of business herein mentioned and ascertain that the provisions of this section are strictly carried out.

 Section 25.  Be it further enacted that the only legal evidence that a license has been paid shall be the appropriate form of license adopted by the Police Jury and no receipts issued by the tax collector in place of the license itself shall be valid and this clause shall be construed to prevent the tax collector from issuing a receipt in lieu of the appropriate form to any person, association of persons or business corporations; provided that nothing herein contained shall be construed as to exclude oral evidence of lost or destroyed licenses.

 Section 26.  Be it further enacted that, the tax collector shall prepare and keep a book in which he shall record or file, the statements made under oath or all persons, associations of persons, business firms or corporations, who may apply for license to pursue any trade profession, vocation calling or business under this act.

 Section 27.  Be it further enacted that the tax collector is hereby empowered and required to administer oath to any person, associations of persons, business firms or corporations applying for license under this act, and any tax collector or ex-officio tax collector who shall sign any jurat or certify to the correctness of any oath without administering the oath in person to the applicant shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction be dealt with in accordance with existing laws, relative to dismissal from office or such officer or officers, and in addition to which they shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 or more than $1,000. That when the oath is taken before the collector no charge shall be made for the same. Any false swearing as to the gross receipts of any person or persons or corporations through their president or proper officer or agent applying for license shall constitute the crime of perjury to be purchased as directed by existing criminal laws of the State.

 Section 28.  Be it enacted that the tax collector is hereby required to keep a license register in which he shall enter the names of every person, association of persons, business firms or corporations with the trade, profession, vocation, calling or business pursued, the class and graduation of the same, the amount of the license thereon, and the date of the collection or payment thereof. The collector shall before the end of the calendar year submit to the jury a full and complete transcript of said register.

 Section 19.  Be it enacted, that the tax collector or ex-officio tax collector violating any of the provisions of this act or who shall willfully rate any persons, association of persons, business firms and corporations at a less graduation than the law contemplates or who shall issue to any said persons, associations of persons, business firms or corporation a license for a less sum than that corresponding to their graduation shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor in office, and shall on conviction, before a competent authority be summarily dismissed therefrom.

 Section 30.  Be it enacted that on the second day of March of each year the tax collector, or ex-officio tax collector shall deliver to the attorney appointed by State, for the purpose a complete list of all delinquent license payers together with their location and kind of business, and the attorney shall immediately proceed to collect same in accordance with this act, and if not collected within thirty days from the date of delivery of the lists of the collector of taxes or ex-officio collector of taxes, it shall be the duty of said attorney to render a written report giving the reasons for non-collection to the collector whose duty it shall be to report same to the Jury.

 Section 31.  Be it enacted, that in addition to the penalties provided in this ordinance, all unpaid licenses shall bear interest at the rate of two per cent per month from the first day of March, and the payment thereon shall be secured by first mortgage in favor of the parish on the property, movable or immovable, of the delinquent owing the license and the tax collector shall collect said interest as provided by existing law and provisions of this ordinance.

 Section 32.  Be it enacted that a person, firm or company, having more than one place of business.

 Section 33.  Be it enacted that all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.

 Section 34.  Be it enacted that, the licenses issued in pursuance of this ordinance, shall be for the calendar year beginning Jan. 1, 1899 and ending Dec. 31, 1899.

 Section 35. Be it enacted that this ordinance take effect from and after its adoption by the Jury.

 The following account was laid over.

 Wm. R. Foote, service on committee ... $10.00

 The following accounts were approved.
 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
R. C. LANDRY, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 1/14/1899.









POLICE JURY.

Grants Right of Way for Pipe-Lines to Run from Jennings and Anse la Butte.

At a special meeting Thursday, the Police Jury granted to Bass and Benkenstein, of Crowley the right of way through the parish for a pipe line, which will begin at Jennings. They also granted same right to Moresi Bros. and A. M. Martin, line to run from Anse la Butte. The Jury also increased the number of delegates to the the Cotton Growers' Convention, which is now in session in New Orleans, from five to twenty-five. The Jury will meet again to-morrow. Lafayette Advertiser 1/25/1905.
 



Police Jury Proceedings.

LAFAYETTE, LA., Jan. 7th, 1889.

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

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 Mr. Alpha, representing the committee appointed to contract for the building of a bridge across Bayou Vermilion, reported that the committee met at Breaux Bridge on the specified date and let the contract to E. H. Vordenbaumen for the sum of $475.

 Under suspension of the rules Mr. Delhomme offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

 Be it resolved, That the committee appointed to let the contract for the material and construction of the bridge across Bayou Vermilion and is hereby authorized to draw upon the Treasurer for the undivided half of the contract price, in full payment of Lafayette's indebtedness, when in its judgement the work shall have been satisfactorily perfomed.

 Mr. Theriot, special committee on the Abbeville road, was granted further time to report.

 Mr. Huffpauir submitted the following report from the 2nd Ward:

 PARISH LAFAYETTE, Dec. 14, 1888.

 To the Hon. Police Jury: Your committee on the Coulee de Noix bridge beg to report that they have examined said bridge on its completion, and have found is satisfactory according to contract; but finding it of insufficient length, we have added sixty feet, which makes the entire length two-hundred and ten feet. One half of the extension was built by Mr. Bacque for the sum of $14.00, the other half being built by road hands. Trusting that the above will meet with your approval, and that a warrant be issued to the above contractor for the sum of $12, being one-half contract price, we respectfully subscribe, 
J. T. BROUSSARD, FORD HUFFPAUIR, HOWARD HUFFPAUIR, Commit
Lafayette Advertiser 1/26/1889.


POLICE JURY PROCEEDINGS.

 Parish of Lafayette, Jan. 7th., 1878.

 The Police Jury met at the Court House this day, - pursuant to adjournment. Members present: Onez. Broussard, M. G. Broussard, Adolphe Comeaux and Aurelien Primeaux.

 Absent: Afred Peck.

 The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

 The committee appointed to ascertain what proceedings and rules are necessary to attain an equitable distribution of the funds or money that may come into the treasury among the creditors of the parish, made the following report, which was adopted :

 To the Hon. President and Member of the Police Jury of Lafayette Parish.

 Your committee appointed on the 3rd day of December, 1877, to report "what proceedings and rules are necessary to attain an equitable distribution of the funds or money that may come into the Parish Treasury, among the creditors of the Parish, "beg to report, that in their opinion, to arrive at the end proposed by you, you must necessarily divide the funds collected as taxes and licenses and fines and forfeitures into different special funds in a manner somewhat as follows ;  say For Jurors, - For expenses in criminal cases, - For public roads and bridges, - For salaries of Police Jurors and their officers, - For election fund, - For contingent expenses, - For old debts.

 That the Treasurer and Tax Collector be prohibited from receiving warrants in payment of taxes or licenses, and that no monies to the credit of one fund be in any way directed to meet the claims against other funds.

 That the treasurer be required and directed to distribute the monies he receives ratably among all the funds, and that every year all taxes ve strictly apportioned to every fund and that any excess of a fund at the end of the year be credited to the old debt fund.

 That the treasurer be required every month, to distribute ratably what he receives from the collector, for the old debt fund, among all the creditors of that fund whose claims are duly registered in accordance with the resolution of the Police Jury.

 That all lines and forfeitures be credited to the Criminal Expenses fund, and, that all licenses be credit to the Old Debt fund.
   JOHN CLEGG, M. E. GIRARD, E. E. MOUTON, Committee.

 The committee appointed to trace and open a road from Olidon's ferry to Royville made their report, and on motion, said report was adopted.

 On motion resolved, that a committee of five be and hereby appointed and that full power be and is hereby given to said committee to confer with the members of or a committed appointed by the Police Jury of the Parish of St. Landry for the purpose of making all repairs and other work which in their estimation they may deem necessary to put in traveling order the bridge over bayou Carencro.

 On said committee were appointed: Messrs. Theodule Hebert, jr., M. G. Broussard, Jean Vigneau, Ernest Potier and Alfred Peck.

 Resolved, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the president of the Police Jury of the parish of St. Landry for action thereon by that honorable body.

 On motion resolved, that a committee be appointed to make an estimate of the probable expenses of the Parish for the current year, said committee be guided by report of the committee appointed to draft rules to attain an equitable distribution of the funds of this parish. On said committee were appointed Messrs. Ed. E. Mouton, M. F. Rigues and M. E. Girard.

 On motion resolved, that the president of this Police Jury be and is hereby authorized to draw on the treasurer of this parish, the sum of sixty dollars or as much thereof as necessary, for the purchase of three record books for the Recorder's office.

 On motion resolved, that a committee be appointed to lay out and trace a road leading from the new bridge built on Mine's coulee to the old bridge on Isle des Canes lying near Wm. Guidry's plantation.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. John S, Whittington, Jules Guidry, Jules Duhon, Antoine Guidry and Cleobule Doucet.

 On motion resolved, that a committee be appointed to trace a road from the bridge lying near Montgomery's plantation leading to the Mermentau river.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. Jules Guidry, Ed. Louviere, Dr. Dunningham and Theophile Breaux.

 On motion resolved, a committee be appointed to consider the possibility and to advise the proper means of opening and tracing a public road leading from Vermilionville to the Isle Pilette, said road to join the public road southwest of the town near Messrs. H. Eastin and McBride's plantations.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. Lessin Guidry, Drozin I> Broussard, Valery Breaux, H. Eastin, Alcide Judice, Arelian Primeaux and Adolphe Comeaux.

 There being fo further business the Police Jury adjourned.

    ONES. BROUSSARD, President.
    J. N. JUDICE, Clerk.
    Lafayette Advertiser 1/26/1878.


 



POLICE JURY PROCEEDINGS.

 Parish of Lafayette, Jan. 7th., 1878.

 The Police Jury met at the Court House this day, - pursuant to adjournement. Members present: Onez. Broussard, M. G. Broussard, Adolphe Comeaux and Aurelien Primeaux.

 Absent: Afred Peck.

 The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

 The committee appointed to ascertain what proceedings and rules are necessary to attain an equitable distribution of the funds or money that may come into the treasury among the creditors of the parish, made the following report, which was adopted :

 To the Hon. President and Member of the Police Jury of Lafayette Parish.

 Your committee appointed on the 3rd day of December, 1877, to report "what proceedings and rules are necessary to attain an equitable distribution of the funds or money that may come into the Parish Treasury, among the creditors of the Parish, "beg to report, that in their opinion, to arrive at the end proposed by you, you must necessarily divide the funds collected as taxes and licenses and fines and forfeitures into different special funds in a manner somewhat as follows ;  say For Jurors, - For expenses in criminal cases, - For public roads and bridges, - For salaries of Police Jurors and their officers, - For election fund, - For contingent expenses, - For old debts.

 That the Treasurer and Tax Collector be prohibited from receiving warrants in payment of taxes or licenses, and that no monies to the credit of one fund be in any way directed to meet the claims against other funds.

 That the treasurer be required and directed to distribute the monies he receives ratably among all the funds, and that every year all taxes ve strictly apportioned to every fund and that any excess of a fund at the end of the year be credited to the old debt fund.

 That the treasurer be required every month, to distribute ratably what he receives from the collector, for the old debt fund, among all the creditors of that fund whose claims are duly registered in accordance with the resolution of the Police Jury.

 That all lines and forfeitures be credited to the Criminal Expenses fund, and, that all licenses be credit to the Old Debt fund.
   JOHN CLEGG, M. E. GIRARD, E. E. MOUTON, Committee.

 The committee appointed to trace and open a road from Olidon's ferry to Royville made their report, and on motion, said report was adopted.

 On motion resolved, that a committee of five be and hereby appointed and that full power be and is hereby given to said committee to confer with the members of or a committed appointed by the Police Jury of the Parish of St. Landry for the purpose of making all repairs and other work which in their estimation they may deem necessary to put in traveling order the bridge over bayou Carencro.

 On said committee were appointed: Messrs. Theodule Hebert, jr., M. G. Broussard, Jean Vigneau, Ernest Potier and Alfred Peck.

 Resolved, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the president of the Police Jury of the parish of St. Landry for action thereon by that honorable body.

 On motion resolved, that a committee be appointed to make an estimate of the probable expenses of the Parish for the current year, said committee be guided by report of the commitee appointed to draft rules to attain an equitable distribution of the funds of this parish. On said committee were appointed Msrs. Ed. E. Mouton, M. F. Rigues and M. E. Girard.

 On motion resolved, that the president of this Police Jury be and is hereby authorized to draw on the treasurer of this parish, the sum of sixty dollars or as much thereof as necessary, for the purchase of three record books for the Recorder's office.

 On motion resolved, that a committee be appointed to lay out and trace a road leading from the new bridge built on Mine's coulee to the old bridge on Isle des Canes lying near Wm. Guidry's plantation.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. John S, Whittington, Jules Guidry, Jules Duhon, Antoine Guidry and Cleobule Doucet.

 On motion resolved, that a committee be appointed to trace a road from the bridge lying near Montgomery's plantation leading to the Mermentau river.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. Jules Guidry, Ed. Louviere, Dr. Dunningham and Theophile Breaux.

 On motion resolved, a committee be appointed to consider the possibility and to advise the proper means of opening and tracing a public road leading from Vermilionville to the Isle Pilette, said road to join the public road southwest of the town near Messrs. H. Eastin and McBride's plantations.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. Lessin Guidry, Drozin I> Broussard, Valery Breaux, H. Eastin, Alcide Judice, Arelian Primeaux and Adolphe Comeaux.

 There being fo further business the Police Jury adjourned.

    ONES. BROUSSARD, President.
    J. N. JUDICE, Clerk.
    Lafayette Advertiser 1/26/1878.

 






      

POLICE JURY PROCEEDINGS. 
 Jan. 18th, 1879.

 In consequence of the death of M. G. Broussard, president of the Police Jury, the members were called in special meeting. Members present: Martial Billaud, J. L. Prejean, A. Primeau and S. Hernandez.

 On motion, Mr. Martial Billaud was appointed president pro tem.

 On motion of Mr. Billaud the following resolution in memory of the late president of this body, M. G. Broussard, was adopted :

 Whereas, Almighty God has thought proper to take from our midst our late president, M. G. Broussard.

 Therefore be it Resolved by the members of this body, that we deplore in the death of Mr. M. G. Broussard, the loss of a good citizen and a zealous member.

 Resolved, that we sympathize with the widow and children in their sorrow.

 There being no further business, on motion the Police Jury adjourned to the second Saturday (8th) of February, 1879.
                      MARTIAL BILLAUD,
                         President pro tem.
  J. N. JUDICE, Clerk. 
Lafayette Advertiser 2/1/1896.        

   Owing to the inclement weather the Police Jury did not meet last Monday the regular meeting day and the January session will be held to-day. We understand some very important business will be transacted.
Laf. Gaz. 2/2/1895.


 
Police Jury Notes.

The Police Jury met last Thursday with all members present.

Mr. Primeaux reported that the Olidon Broussard bridge was in a dangerous condition, owing to high water. A ferry had been established until the bridge could be repaired or rebuilt. Messrs. J. E. Primeaux, Prosper Broussard, Aurelian Primeaux and J. E. Kee were appointed to report upon the best plan to adopt relative to said bridge, and also confer with the authorities of Vermilion.

Mr. Campbell here appeared and submitted a proposition from Mr. Eloi Broussard to establish at his own expense a ferry at the Darmas Broussard crossing, collecting toll therefore, or in the alternative to maintain a public ferry built by the parish free of charge. No action was taken on the proposition.

The report of the jury of freeholders appointed to trace a road in the Landry settlement was accepted, thus ending a controversy of long standing occasioned by Mr. Homer Landry and wife.

The Cumberland telephone was notified to repair that part of the public road leading from Lafayette to Royville, obstructed and damaged by said company's line.

Mr. S. Bernard was reappointed keeper of Pin Hook bridge.

The tax collector was urged to collect all licenses now due and enforce payment of same as provided by law with all costs and penalties.

A petition signed by sixteen liquor dealers praying for a reduction of license from $200 to $100, was read, but refused. Petitioners based their prayer upon the stagnation of business during 1899 and the failure of crops, etc.

After approval of a large number of accounts the Jury adjourned. Lafayette Gazette 2/3/1900.




Police Jury Proceedings.

 LAFAYETTE, LA., Jan. 29, 1894.

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

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 By motion, a free peddlers license for 1894 was granted unto Osma Boudreaux.

 By motion Mr. E. Marquis was retained as keeper of Pin Hook Bridge under the terms of the previous contract which was renewed.

 Mr. J. Nickerson, appeared before the body and complained, that injustice had been done him in the matter of his assessment for 1893, alleging that several mortgage notes, previously disposed by him, had been placed upon his list of property without his knowledge or consent and without any notice to him whatsoever. Mr. Nickerson asked for reimbursement of taxes paid, on the amount erroneously assessed. The matter was referred to District Attorney Gordy, who asked for further time to examine into the legality of the claim.

 Mr. Julian Mouton president of the School Board here appeared and suggested that the Police Jury appoint two trustees for the High School, subject subject to the approval and appointment of the School Board. By motion Messrs. Alex Delhomme Sr. and Aurelian Olivier, were proposed to serve as such trustees.

 Mr. Durke reported that he had contracted with that he had contracted with Albert Denise for the keeping of Olidon Broussard bridge for 1894 at $70 per annum, one half to be defrayed by Vermilion parish.

 By motion the several juries of freeholders appointed to trace roads, were granted further time to report.

 The report of the jury of freeholders appointed to trace a public road from Lafayette to J. O. Broussard's store by way of Creighton's bridge, was laid over until next meeting.

 A delegation of confederate veterans consisting of Messrs. C. Debaillon, W. B. Bailey, Arthur Greig, D. A. Cochrane and Lucien St. Julien, here appeared and asked that the jury appropriate $200 in aid of the Confederate Soldier's Home in New Orleans. By motion the sum of $200 was granted and the secretary authorized to remit the amount to the proper authorities.

 By motion of Mr. Brown the Police Jury resolved to take immediate steps, to establish, drainage districts throughout the parish and Messrs. O. C. Mouton, C. C. Brown and R. C. Greig, were appointed to draft suitable enactments for adoption in the premises.

 Sheriff Broussard submitted a statement of taxes collected for the year 1892, and asked for a quietus for taxes of that year. By motion, Messrs. E. G. Voorhies, J. C. Buchanan, and Alfred Hebert were appointed to investigate the said statement and report thereon at the next meeting.

 The resignation of Felix Bernard as road overseer of the first ward was accepted and Basile Sonnier Jr. was appointed in his stead.

 The petition of Thos. W. Floyd and others, praying that a public road be established in the 1st ward was laid over for further information.

 The petition of Joseph Bonhomme and wife, colored, asking for relief and indigents were laid over.

 The petition of Mayor D. A. Dimitry of Carencro, asking for an appropriation of $100 to assist that corporation, in public improvements, was laid over.
Lafayette Gazette 2/3/1894.






Police Jury Proceedings.

     Lafayette La., Jan. 4, 1893.
 The committee appointed to estimate the probable parochial expenses for the year 1893, made the following report, which on motion was accepted and ordered published in the official journal for the space of thirty days :

     Lafayette, La., Jan. 4, 1893.
To the Hon. President and Members of the Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette:
  GENTLEMEN. -- Your undersigned committee beg leave to report the following as the probable expenses for the year 1893.
Salary of officers $5,900.00
Feeding prisoners $1,500.00
Jurors and witnesses before  District court $3,500.00
Bridges and roads, including road contractor $6,000.00
Justices of the Peace and Constables $1,000
Contingent fund $2,500.00

 Total $20,400.00
         Respectfully submitted,
                                  A. D. LANDRY,
                                  C. C. BROWN,
                                  C. DEBAILLON,
                                              Committee.
                        W. B. TORIAN, President,
        R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/4/1893.





POLICE JURY.
The Police Jury met last Thursday with all the members present, except Mr. Whittington.
 


Mr. S. Bernard was re-appointed keeper of Pin- Hook bridge at the same salary.

 Mr. Blanchet reported that the Police Jury of Vermilion had agreed to continue the ferry at D. O. Broussard's bridge, provided Lafayette parish charged no further rent for ferry boat. Agreed to.

 Dr. A. Rouif, a veterinary surgeon, appeared and reported a case of glanders in the stock of Mr. Honore Begnaud near Scott and called attention to the State law relative to that and kindred diseases. Messrs. Lacy and Saul Broussard were appointed to investigate and report on the subject.

 Assessor Martin was granted quarterly payment of salary, $200, provided no demand shall be made until Sept. 1.

 The report of the committee on the petition of Carencro for aid in establishing waterworks was received. The report declared that the appropriation could not be made.

 The sum of $100 each was granted to the Mathieu School at the 1st ward and the Domingue School in the 6th ward.

 The sum of $165 was ordered paid to the School Board on account of appropriation made to aid teachers who attended the Franklin Chautauqua.

 The petition of the Lafayette Compress and Storage Company for the refunding of taxes paid the parish was refused. The treasurer's reports showed the general fund. $6,698.88; special fund, $1,819.91.

 The Jury adopted the road ordinance levying a special vehicle and per capita tax. The same rates as formerly, due April 1, were fixed. Laf. Gazette 2/8/1902.
 




Police Jury.
February 1, 1896.

Among other business.....

 The petition for a bridge at Darmas Broussard's ferry and the offer by Mr. Broussard to build the bridge at his own cost and await payment by the Police Jury, was considered and by motion action thereon was postponed until the next regular meeting.

 The resignation of Road-overseer Fred Webb, of 3rd ward, and or Road-overseer Filias Boudreaux, of the 4th ward, were accepted.

 By motion Capt. J. C. Buchanan was appointed Road-overseer of the 3rd ward, vice Fred Webb resigned, and Fizmen O. Broussard appointed overseer for the 4th ward, vice Filias Boudreaux, resigned.

 The sum of $12.50 was granted unto Ferdinand Trahan indigent.

 Agreeable to a petition of citizens from the 2d ward praying for the establishment of a public road beginning at Eloi Broussard's and running to Dr. M. L. Lyons', the following jury was appointed to trace and lay out a public road forty feet wide according to law and assess all damages to proprietors: Onezime Trahan, Chas. McDonald, Eloi Broussard, Alexie LeBlanc, Eraste Hebert and Raymond Trahan. Said road to be accepted by the Police Jury without cost to the parish.

 By motion the right to erect telephone lines along the public highways of the parish was granted unto the Great Southern Telephone and Telegraph Company for a period of fifteen years -- provided that said lines shall be so constructed as not to interfere with public traffic upon any of said highways, and provided further that the poles for said lines shall be place on the outside limits of said public road.

 The keeping of Pin Hook bridge for the year 1896 was awarded to Sigismond Bernard at $5 per month, subject to the conditions advertised.

 Mr. Hebert was authorized to take steps to put Pin Hook bridge in satisfactory repair.
Lafayette Gazette 2/8/1896.
   



POLICE JURY PROCEEDINGS.

 Jan. 18, 1879.

 In consequence of the death of M. G. Broussard, president of the Police Jury, the members were called in special meeting. Members present, Martial Billaud, J. L. Prejean, A. Primeau and S. Hernandez.

 On Motion, Mr. Martial Billaud was appointed president pro tem.

 On motion of Mr. Billaud the following resolution in memory of the late president of this body, M. G. Broussard, was adopted :

 "Whereas almighty God has thought proper to take from our midst our late president, M. G. Broussard.

 "Therefore be it Resolved by the members of this body, that we deplore in the death of Mr. M. G. Broussard, the loss of a good citizen and a zealous member.

 Resolved, that we sympathize with his widow and children in their sorrow.

 There being no further business, on motion the Police Jury adjourned to the second Saturday (8th) of February, 1879.

                            MARTIAL BILLAUD, President pro tem.

 J. N. JUDICE, Clerk.
Laf. Advertiser 2/8/1879.




POLICE JURY.
Special Meeting.
Oct. 24th, 1872.
Members present: J. J. Caffery, President, and Messrs. Ones, Broussard, Landry, Hebert and Leblanc. Absent: Messrs. Caruthers and M. G. Broussard.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 The president announced that the object of convening the Jury, was for the settlement of old business.

 On motion, one hundred dollars was appropriated for material to repair the Royville road, and R. Leblanc was authorized to contract to have the work done.

 After discussion and upon taking the vote on the payment of the account of L. E. Salles, for two hundred and fifty dollars, for furnishing clothing, food and lodging for Celestin and Arthemise, from Nov. 1870 to Nov 1782, on motion of Mr. Broussard the yeas and nays were ordered to be spread upon the minutes; Messrs. Leblanc, Hebert and Caffery voted yea, and Messrs. Broussard and Landry voted nay.

 On motion, one hundred and twenty-five dollars and twenty-five dollars was allowed to L. E. Salles for the care and maintenance of Celestin and Arthemise, for one year to begin the first January next.

 The following accounts were approved and warrants ordered to issue for the same: G. Landry $125, A. Monnier, $146, F. Martin $100 $815, F. Gardner $140, S. W. Jones $10, A. Billeaud $30, S. J. Montgomery $25 $45, A. Judice $5, I. Chapman $2, and $101 & $10, Edgar Mouton $2 and $40, W. Brandt $75, J. J. Caffery $5, L. Broussard $7, D. O. Broussard $.4.50, H. M. Bailey $30, Jules Guidry $7 and $20, L. Hirsch $5.50.

 On motion, the Police Jury then adjourned.
 JJ. CAFFERY, Clerk.
 A. J. MOSS, Clerk.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/8/1873.  




Police Jury Meeting.Lafayette, La. Feb. 4th, 1889.

Among other business.....

 On motion of Mr. St. Julien the following was adopted.

 Be it resolved, That the President is hereby authorized to purchase two Sanborn Road Machines, one for the East and the other for the West side of Bayou Vermilion. He is further authorized to draw a warrant for the purchase price of said machines if they prove satisfactory.

 The following introduced by Mr. Delhomme was adopted:

 Be it resolved, That a jury of six freeholders be appointed to lay out and trace a public road and assess the damages to the 1st ward. This road to run north from Scott Station in accordance with the recommendation of the committee appointed at a previous meeting.

 The President appointed the aforesaid jury as follows: Jules Guidry, Bazile Sonnier, Jos. C. Broussard, Silvian Richard, Jean Hebert and P. A. Delhomme.

 It was resolved, That the President be empowered to employ the Parish Surveyor to locate the public road from the land of Pellerin to bayou Vermilion between the properties of Arthur and Aurelien Dugas. The said road having been donated to the parish by the above seven parties. It was also resolved to survey the road commencing at a point near J. S. Whittington's and running to Coulee des Noix bridge.

 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.

 Mr. St. Julien in the chair the following by Mr. Alpha was adopted.

 Be it resolved, that J. C. Buchanan Esq. be appointed as one of the Board of Assessors for Railroad, Telegraph and Telephone lines, in accordance with act 92 of the regular session of the State Legislature of  1888.

 A petition from M. T. Martin and Jean Bte Magloire asking remuneration for removing the archives from the old to the new Clerk's office, was read and the sum of $5.00 ordered paid to Magloire.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/9/1889,




The Police Jury have greatly improved the court house square by building plank walks and new steps over the fence at the front entrance.
Laf. Adv. 2/9/1889.


Police Jury Meeting.
Parish of Lafayette, Jan. 7th.

 Among other business....

 The committee appointed to trace and open a road from Olidon's ferry to Royville made their report, and on motion, said report was adopted.

 On motion resolved, that a committee of five be and is hereby appointed and that full power be and is hereby given to said committee to confer with the members of or a committee appointed by the Police Jury for the Parish of St. Landry for the purpose of making all repairs and other work which in their estimation they deem necessary to put in traveling order the bridge over bayou Carencro.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs Theodule Hebert, jr., M. G. Broussard, Jean Vigneaux, Ernest Potier and Alfred Peck.

 Resolved, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the president of the Police Jury of the parish of St. Landry for action thereon by that honorable body.

 On motion resolved, that a committee be appointed to make an estimate of the probable expenses of the parish for the current year, said committee to be guided by report of the committee appointed to draft rules to attain an equitable distribution of the funds of this parish. On said committee were appointed Messrs. Ed. E. Mouton, M. F. Rigues and M. E. Girard.

 On motion resolved, that the president of this Police Jury be and is hereby authorized to draw on the treasurer of this parish, the sum of sixty dollars as as much thereof necessary, for the purchase of three record books for the Recorder's office.

 On motion resolved, that a committee be appointed to lay out and trace a road leading from the new bridge built on Mine's coulee to the old bridge on Isles des Canes lying near Wm. Guidry's plantation.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. John S. Whittington, Jules Guidry, Jules Duhon, Antoine Guidry and Cleobule Doucet.

 On motion resolved, that a committee be appointed to trace a road from the bridge lying near Montgomery's plantation leading to the Mermentau river.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. Jules Guidry, Ed. Louviere, Dr. Cunningham and Theophile Breaux.

 On motion resolved, a committee be appointed to consider the possibility and to advise the proper means of opening and tracing a public road leading from Vermilionville to Isle Pilette, and said to join the public road southwest of the town near Messrs. H. Eastin and McBride's plantations.
On said committee were appointed Messrs. Lessin Guidry, Drozin I. Broussard, Valory Breaux, H. Eastin, Alcide Judice, Arelien Primeaux and Adolphe Comeaux.

 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
ONES BROUSSARD, President.
J. N. JUDICE, Clerk.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/9/1878.




POLICE JURY.

 The Police Jury held quite a lengthy session Thursday, not concluding until after 5 p. m. There was not a great deal of business transacted, but affairs before the Jury required considerable discussion, which prolonged the session.

 All the members of the Jury were present except Messrs. Buchanan, Blanchet and Saul Broussard.

 Mr. Sig. Bernard was reappointed bridge keeper at Pinhook at the same salary.

 Mr. Lacy was authorized to complete the road and canal from Scott to Duson.

 Mr. B. S. Smith appeared before the Jury and requested the polling booth removed from his place, which was granted and placed at J. W. Holmes's store after Feb. 9.

 The drain through the fields of Messrs. Osma Boudreaux and Dupre Landry was discussed at some length, and Atty. C. H. Mouton was called in and asked his opinion as to the Jury's rights under the law. Upon his advice Roadoverseer Alce Dugas, of the third ward, was instructed to open the drain.

 Another question similar, that of a dam on Mr. Louis Cunningham's place which prevented the water from flowing off from the public road was brought up and considered at some length. Upon Attorney Mouton's advice the Jury resolved to notify Mr. Cunningham that he must remove the dam.

 The special road tax was made payable Mar. 1 and delinquent July 1. Mr. Mouton opposed changing the date, but his amendment was lost. Lafayette Advertiser 2/10/1904.




Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., February 1, 1900. -- The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: R. C. Landry, C. C. Brown, Ben Avant, Alouza Lacy, Alfred Hebert, J. E. Primeaux, Jno. Whittington and M. Billeaud, Jr.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 Mr. Primeaux reported the dangerous condition of the bridge at Olidon Broussard and the establishment of a ferry there until the bridge could be repaired or rebuilt. The following committee was appointed to confer with the Vermilion authorities and report upon measures necessary in the premises: J. E. Primeaux, Prosper Broussard, Auerelien Primeaux and J. E. Kee.

 Wm. Campbell appeared representing Broussard Eloi Broussard and submitted propositions to establish a ferry at the old Darmas Broussard bridge, Mr. Broussard proposed first to build and maintain a ferry at his own expense provided the parish gave him license to charge toll or in the alternative the parish to build a public ferry and same be operated by Mr. Broussard free of charge. No action taken.

 The following report of jury of free-holders appointed to trace and lay out a road in the 5th ward was read and by motion duly made and adopted, the same declared a public highway and the sum o $85.00 appropriated and set aside to meet the damages therein assessed:

 STATE OF LOUISIANA,
PARISH .


 We, A. L. Broussard, A. D. Girouard, J. H. Bernard and Albert Landry, do solemnly swear that I will lay out the road now directed to be laid out by the Police Jury of the parish of Lafayette, to the greatest ease and advantage of the inhabitants, and with as little prejudice to enclosures as may be -- without favor or affection, malice or hatred, and to best of my skill and abilities. So help me God. And furthermore, that I will truly assess all damages to proprietors, caused by said road, to the best of my judgment and ability. Alphone L. Broussard, Onezine Langlinais, Ambroise Broussard, A. D. Girouard, J. H. Bernard, Albert Landry. Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 20th, day of January, 1900.
             ED. G. VOORHIES, Clerk of Court.

REPORT

 We, the undersigned Jury of Freeholders of the parish of Lafayette, duly appointed by the Police Jury of said parish, to trace and lay out a public road leading from the western limit of Rosemond Landry estate and Joseph Caruthers running east to the public at the corner of Mrs. Baptiste Malagaire and J. G. St. Julien, through the lands of the following proprietors, to-wit: Rosemond Landry estate, Joseph Caruthers, R. C. Landry, Mrs. Edmond Landry, Albert Landry, Marie Peronelle Langlinais wife of Homer Landry, Mrs. Alida Bernard wife of Aurelien Olivier, and the said Aurelian Olivier and the said Aurelian Olivier, Mrs. Widow Charles D. Landry, J. A. Roy, Henri Bernard, J. G. St. Julien; to the public road leading from Broussardville to Lafayette having been notified of our appointment; and having severally taken and subscribed the foregoing oath, and having given notice to each and every one of the aforesaid proprietors in writing, at least three days previous of the time and place of meeting and of the intended laying out of said road through the lands of said proprietors, did meet on the 20th day of January, 1900, at Mrs. Homer Landry, the place designated in said notices, and did then and there, in presence of the following named of said proprietors, to-wit: Mrs. Widow Charles D. Landry and Mrs. Homer Landry proceed to trace and lay out said public road said public road as follows: Beginning at the western limit of the estate of Rosemond Landry and Joseph Caruthers and running thence through the lands of the aforenamed proprietors for the distance of three miles taking a strip of fifteen feet wide off of the land of each one along their common boundary line, which boundary was mutually agreed upon by setting stakes and plowing furrows, so as to be easily visible and recognizable, and thence through the lands of Rosemond Landry estate, Joseph Caruthers, R. C. Landry, Mrs. Widow Edmond Landry, Albert Landry, Mrs. Homer Landry, Aurelien Olivier and Alida Bernard wife of Aurelien Olivier, Mrs. Widow Charles D. Landry, J. A. Roy, Henri Bernard, Gustave St. Julien, and up to the corner of the land or Mrs. B. Malagarie to the public road leading from Broussardville to Lafayette, the termination of said road, which road is thirty feet wide throughout its length, and was so traced and staked out as to be plainly visible throughout its entire course; and we have cause to be made of a plat of said road showing the location and course of said road, and the location of the lands of the different proprietors through which said road runs, and the distance and quantity of land expropriated from each owner of said road, which plat is annexed to this our report of said road reference.

 And we further report that we, said jury of freeholders, did on the oaths aforesaid, assess the following damages to proprietors in compensation for their land so taken and expropriated for said road as follows, to-wit: To Marie Peronelle Langlinais, wife of Homer Landry, seventy-five dollars ($75) to estate of Rosemond Landry, ten dollars ($10) and to the other proprietors no damages were assessed for the reason that they have donated said public road, as will be fully shown by act of donation hereto annexed and made a part hereof. Done at the parish of Lafayette, this 20th day of January 1900. Alphonse L. Broussard, Onezime Langlinais, Abroise Broussard, J. H. Bernard, Albert Landry, A. D. Girouard. Witnesses:--Ed G. Voorhies, Luc Langlinais.


ENDORSEMENT OF CONSENT.

 I, one of the proprietors named in the written report, do hereby consent to the location and direction of the road as described in the written report, and accompanying accompanying plat; and hereby agree to accept the amount of damages by me sustained, by reason of the expropriation of my land for the use of said road. Signed and dated this 20th day of January 1900. Marie Peronelle Langlinais, Homer Landry to authorize his wife. Witnesses:--G. Mouton, Ludovic Billeaud.

STATE OF LOUISIANA, PARISH OF LAFAYETTE.

 Know all men, by these presents that we, the undersigned, do hereby give, donate, transfer and deliver with full guarantee of title unto the parish of of Lafayette, Louisiana, herein represented by R. C. Landry president of the Police Jury, here present accepting same donation for said Parish, the strip of land of fifteen feet wide off of the land of each one along our common boundary lines, and thirty feet wide wherever said public road passes through our respective lands, all in accordance to the plot hereto annexed and made a part of the this act, and as located by the jury of freeholders of the parish of Lafayette duly appointed by the Police Jury to trace and lay out a public road leading from the western limit of the estate of R. Landry up to the public road at a point near Mrs. B. Malagarie. Which said road has been duly traced and designated on setting stakes, on this January 20, 1900. Said act of donation to form part of the act of expropriation, and of laying out of said public road. Said strips of land this day donated to the parish of Lafayette, La., to be used as a public road. Done and passed this 20th day of January, 1900, in presence of the undersigned competent witnesses. Albert Landry, R. C. Landry, A. Olivier, Marguerite Bernard, A. Olivier, to authorize my wife, A. G. St. Julien, Mrs. Charles D. Landry, Henry Bernard, Geo. Malagarie, agent for J. A. Roy, Louisa Comeau. Witnesses:--Albert Landry, Onezime Langlinais.

STATE OF LOUISIANA, PARISH OF LAFAYETTE.

 Before me, the undersigned authority, on this 19th day of January, 1900, personally came and appeared before me, Albert Landry, one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing act, who being duly sworn deposes and says that said act was signed in his presence of Onezime Langlinais the other subscribing witness thereto, by R. C. Landry, A. Olivier, Marguerite Bernard, J. G. St. Julien, Mrs. Chas. D. Landry, Henry Bernard, Geo. Malagarie, agent for J. A. Roy, and Louisa Comeau, on the day and date mentioned therein and that the words "twenty and forty" erased and "fifteen and thirty" substituted before signing.
ALBERT LANDRY.

 Sworn to subscribed before me this 29th day of January, 1900.
 ED G. VOORHIES, Clerk of Court.

 A change of the public road in the 2d ward adjoining the properties of Hineas Trahan, Hiliare Hebert, Euclid Bourg and Philebert C. Hebert, was approved and ordered recorded.

 The sum of $15 was allowed Capt. Robt. Gillen for work on Olidon Broussard's bridge.

 The secretary was directed to notify the Cumberland Telephone Company to repair the public road near Royville or same will be done at company's expense.

 S. Bernard was reappointed bridge keeper at Pin Hook.

 The following was adopted:

 Resolved, That the tax collector is hereby notified to proceed at once with the collection of all licenses due the parish, together with all penalties and accrued interest. Upon failure of immediate payment the collector shall, promptly close all delinquent establishments and business concerns of whatever nature, and proceed as he is more fully directed and authorized in the license ordinance adopted for the year 1900.

 Mrs. E. Fabre's estate was refunded the sum of $9.60 overtax.

 The sum of $12.50 each was allowed the following indigents: Mrs. S. Trahan, Lucien Judice, Emerenthe Bonin.

 Oscar Babineaux was refunded $5, account stock sold.

 A petition signed by a number of saloon keepers praying for a reduction of license from $200 to $100 was read and refused. Lafayette Gazette 2/10/1900.






Police Jury.

The Jury resolved to meet informally sat Darmas Broussard's Feb. 22, to investigate the condition of said bridge and determine what disposition shall be made of the road and bridge.

 

The Jury examined plans and specifications for a bridge at Jno. Whittington Jr., submitted by the New Jersey Steel and Iron Company. No action, however, was taken toward accepting bids for said bridge or advertising for same.

 

Judge Mouton appeared and addressed the body in regard to the Darmas Broussard bridge, arguing in favor of retaining said bridge in the interest of the inhabitants on either side of the stream.

 

One thousand dollars was authorized issued to School Board out of amount now due.

 

Pin Hook Bridge was relet to S. Bernard at $39 per annum.

 

A petition from the citizens of Broussard and vicinity praying for the reopening of the Bernard and St. Julien public road was read and a commitee consisting of Messrs. M. Billeaud, Jr., and R. C. Greig was appointed to ascertain whether said road has ever been abandoned by the parish or not.

 

By motion the salaries of the president and secretary of the Board of Health were fixed at $50 per annum respectively.

 

Messrs. Alfred Hebert and R. C. Greig were appointed to advertise for bids to paint the court house.

 

Mr. Primeaux was authorized to about 2000 feet lumber.

 

It was resolved that the time for payment of the special road tax be extended until March 1st after which date the treasurer's office cancel his vouchers etc., submitted the following report which was adopted.

Lafayette Advertiser 2/11/1899.

 

 




Police Jury.
Jan. 7th, 1882.

 Among other business....

 On motion, the following was adopted :

 Ordered, that the Sheriff be instructed, as keeper of the Parish Jail, not to permit the Town authorities hereafter to have the use of the jail but upon the distinct understanding and condition that the Town Council be responsible for all damages done by individuals incarcerated therein by the Constable, and under no circumstances is the Sheriff to permit the use of the blankets and other property therein belonging to the Parish to any other than Parish prisoners.

 Ordered further, that the Sheriff is hereby instructed to demand of the Town Council payment for all damages to the jail, heretofore committed by prisoners incarcerated by the corporation authorities.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/11/1882.





POLICE JURY.
Among other business....

 By motion of Mr. Avant the jury of freeholders composed of David Spell and others was discharged and the following jury of freeholders appointed to trace and lay out a public road from lands belonging to David Spell and Jonas Weild to Bayou Queal Tortue to meet the public road traced in Acadia parish: Silas Hoffpauir, Ellis Hoffpauir, Jules Bavoni, Oneal East, Claiborn Avant Joachim Leger. The said road according to law.

 Messrs. Ben Avant, Jno. Whittington, Jr, and Antoine Broussard were appointed to repair the Simeon Cormier bridge.

 Messrs. Chas. D. Caffery, W. B. Torian and Alfred Hebert were appointed to investigate the drainage North of the corporation of Lafayette.

 Messrs. C. Debaillon and E. G. Voorhies were appointed to confer with the City City Council and arrange for securing electric lights for the court room.
Lafayette Gazette 2/12/1898.












On Feb. 3rd, Police Jury Rejects Olidon Bridge. 

Gentlemen: The Olidon bridge committee met this day by call of C. D. Stewart, contractor, at the bridge built over Vermilion Bayou, and for the purpose of examining said bridge. After examining the same, we found it to be about three feet too low, and also that the piling for the turn-table was not in the proper place as designated by your committee. We therefore refuse to receive the bridge, and refer the same in your Honorable Body for further action in the matter.
Signed O. Cade, Chmn.


Lafayette Advertiser 2/15/1890.








 

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.
Lafayette, La., Feb. 7, 1901.
Among other business....

 Messrs. Buchanan and Mouton reported having conferred with the town authorities relative to renting the pesthouse land. The sum of $15 had been collected last year, one half of which belonged to the parish. The committee recommended that the land be let to Paul Ducharme for the present year at $15.

 Pin Hook bridge was placed in charge of S. Bernard as keeper of $40 per annum, Mr. Bernard obligating himself to keep approaches in repair, levees excepted.

 Agreeable to a petition from the citizens of the 5th ward the following committee was appointed to investigate and report on the advisability of opening a public road from heirs of Edward Fabre to some point on the public road, in order to give outlet to petitioners: A. A. Labbe, Geo. Malagarie, Ambroise Broussard, Guillaume Bernard and Alex Billeaud.

 Agreeable to a petition from citizens of the 4th ward the following committee was appointed to trace a public road from Royville public road toward the limit of the parish near Cade's Station: Sosthene Mallet, Sr., Jules Langlinais, Sr.,  and Charles S. Young.

 Mr. Buchanan nominated Sidney McFaddin as roadoverseer for the 3rd ward. Thereupon the matter was referred to Messrs. Mouton and Buchanan representing said ward until next meeting.

 By motion of Mr. Broussard, Messrs. Numa Breaux, Clemile Cormier and L. G. Stelley were appointed a drainage committee for the 6th ward.  Lafayette Gazette 2/16/1901. 





THE GRAND JURY
Request the Police Jury to Investigate a Complaint Against Juror Avant. 
The grand jury's report was read in court Thursday afternoon. The jurors report the offices of the sheriff, clerk and treasurer in good order and all public documents well kept and public funds correctly accounted for. The attention of the police jury is called to the general condition of the court-house. The building needs to be painted and other repairs are deemed necessary. An inspection of the parish jail showed it be well kept and the prisoners properly cared for. The attention of the Police Jury is called to the unsatisfactory results obtained from the use of the heating process used to do away with the offal.,
 
In regard to the public roads the jury made the following report:
 
"That Mr. Ben Avant, member of the police jury of this parish, who has in his care oxen belonging to the parish, did on the 9th day of this month, refuse to turn over the said oxen to Mr. Foreman who had instructions from the road overseer of that ward to go to Mr. Avant and get the oxen to do some work on the public road. The reason given by Mr. Avant for not turning over the oxen was that they were not strong enough to do public work, while he, on that very same day was using the oxen to break new land for his own benefit. We would further state that Mr. Forman said that he was satisfied that had he got the oxen he would have been able to do the work required on the public road. We, therefore, request the police jury at their first meeting to give this matter a rigid investigation and have Mr. Avant render an account of his action in refusing to comply with the request of Mr. Foreman"
 
The jurors concluded that their report by tendering their deliberations.
Lafayette Gazette 2/19/1898.

There are in Lafayette Parish 677 registered white voters of this number 590 can read and write and 87 are illiterate so says the rapport of the Secretary of State presented to the Constitutional Convention. Laf. Adv. 2/19/1898.
 









Police Jury.(This is part 2 of Police Jury business involving a jail built by the Pauly Jail Building Co. appearing in the Advertiser of 2/20/1897. Unfortunately, the issue of the week prior is not available. But, this is pretty descriptive in itself.)  Upon completion of said equipments and appurtenances as required by said specifications, and its acceptance by said party, the said party of the second part shall pay to the said party of the first part the sum of $1,295.00 and balance as follows: $1,500 twelve months, and $1,500 twenty-four months after completion and acceptance of said work, with interest rate of eight per cent per annum from date of acceptance until paid, interest payable annually.

 It is hereby further agreed by and between the parties hereto as follows:

(1.) Said party shall appoint a Superintendent or Committee, qualified to judge as to the quality and character of the material and work required  by this agreement, whose duty it shall be to inspect and report upon the work and material during the construction of said building, and make and furnish estimates of the value of the material furnished for and labor performed thereon from time to time and should any material be furnished therefor, or work be done thereon, which, in his or their opinion, is not in accordance with the requirements of the plans and specifications therefor, it shall be his or their duty to notify said first party thereof, in person or by or by a written notice forwarded by registered mail to its proper address, unless (unreadable words) they and said or its agent or sub-contractor can agree upon the subject in controversy, and the part of the work affected by such notice shall cease and not be resumed until and agreement is reached upon the subject in controversy, or settled by competent authority, and should said Superintendent  or Committee permit any part of the work on said building to be completed without objecting thereto and giving notice to said first party as aforesaid, it shall be taken and considered the (unreadable word) as an approval thereof, and said first party shall not thereafter be held responsible therefor, nor be required to reconstruct the same without full and adequate compensation therefor.

 (2.)  Should any misunderstanding in this agreement arise between the parties hereto in relation to any part of the work or material provided for or embraced under the terms of this agreement, or in relation to any of the stipulations hereof, which cannot be settled between themselves, the matter in controversy shall be referred to two disagreement between said two arbitrators the they shall jointly choose a third, and their decision in the matter shall be final and binding on both parties hereto, and any time lost in the prosecution of the work on said building or its equipments by reason of controversy as to the material or work thereon, shall be allowed to said first party in the final completion thereof.

 (3.) Upon final completion of the work embraced in this agreement, the said second party shall examine the same, and if completed according to contract, shall immediately accept the same and make final settlement with said first party therefor, as hereinto fore provided and stipulated; but no such settlement shall be made with, nor any payment be made hereon to any agent of said first party or any other person whomsoever, except to an officer of said party, or upon written order of said first party signed by one of its officers and bearing its corporate seal.

 (4.) The foregoing contains all the understandings and agreements had between the parties hereto in relation to the erection and completion of said building and its equipments and appurtenances, and the payments therefor, and neither of said parties is to be held to the performance of any supposed understanding or agreement not herein expressed, or set forth in the specifications referred to herein and made a part thereof.

 In testimony whereof, the aforesaid parties hereto have caused duplicate copies hereof to be signed by the proper and duly authorized agents or representatives of the said principles, and attested by the signature and official seal of Clerk of Court of said Parish on the date first written herein.

 Chas. D. Caffery, Orther C. Mouton; witnesses.

 The Pauly Jail Building & Manufacturing Co.
           Signed,
               F. B. Hull, Contracting Agent,
                           Lafayette Parish, La.

(SEAL)

         Signed,
                     R. C. Landry,
                     Alfred Hebert,
                            Com. from Police Jury,
                                  Lafayette, Parish, La.
     Attest :
                  E. G. Voorhies, Clerk of Court,
                                   Lafayette Parish La.

 AND WHEREAS, said above articles of agreement are in accord and comply fully with the bid made to the police jury by said Pauly Jail Building & Manufacturing Company to construct certain repairs to the Parish Jail of Lafayette Parish, in the plans and specifications attached to and made part of said agreement;
       AND WHEREAS, the proposed repairs to said parish prison are absolutely necessary for the safe keeping of parish prisoners and the proper sanitary condition of said parish prison.
   
 THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette in the State of Louisiana, in legal and regular session assembled (a majority of all the members elect of said Police Jury concurring); that the articles of agreement fully set out in the preamble of this ordinance, be, and the same is hereby accepted for and in the name of the Parish of Lafayette, a corporation duly organized under the laws of the State of Louisiana.

 BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, ETC., That the sum of twelve hundred and ninety-five dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated out of money in the treasury and out of the first money collected out the revenues of 1896 and 1897, not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of said sum to said Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Company on the completion and acceptance of the work provided in the contract set out herein and made part hereof.

 BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, ETC., That as only nine mills on the dollar of the assessed value of the property in Lafayette Parish is required to meet and pay the annual current expenses thereof, leaving one mill on the dollar of the ten mills allowed by law still assessable and collectible annually for other purposes now, in order to provide for the payment of the indebtedness contracted herein for the repairs of the Parish Prison, as aforesaid, and the payments stipulated of fifteen hundred dollars twelve months and fifteen hundred dollars twenty-four months after the completion and acceptance of said proposed work and repairs, with interest at eight per cent per annum from date of completion and acceptance, a tax of one mill on the dollar of the ten mills allowed by law for parochial purposes on the assessed value of taxable property in Lafayette Parish for the years 1897 and 1898, be, and is hereby appropriated, levied and set apart, or enough thereof to pay said debt and interest contracted for the construction of said repairs to the Parish Prison of Lafayette Parish.

 BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, ETC., That the Parish of Lafayette, is hereby instructed, and it is made his mandatory duty to keep apart and separate from other funds of the Parish coming into his hands as such, the sum of twelve hundred and ninety-five dollars out of any money now in the treasury and out of the funds coming into his possession and not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of said sum upon the completion and acceptance of said proposed work and repairs; and to also keep apart and separate from other funds of the Parish out of the revenues of the years 1897 and 1898 from the property tax for said years one mill of the taxes of said years to be applied to the payment out of these revenues of the debt and interest contracted for the work and repairs on the Parish Prison aforesaid.

 BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, ETC., That any ordinance or part of any ordinance contrary to or in conflict with this ordinance, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

 BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, ETC., That this ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage.

 President Landry reported that in conjunction with Mr. Alf. Hebert he had appointed Mr. Wm. Clegg as supervising architect of the repairs and alterations of the Parish Jail. By motion the action of the committee was approved and ratified.

 The Treasurer submitted a report showing a cash balance in favor of the Parish of $....

 By motion each member of the Jury was requested to report at the next meeting a complete list of all persons subject to license tax in the respective wards for the year 1896.

 By motion M. C. C. Brown was appointed assessor for railroads, telegraph and telephone lines for the year 1897, and authorized to represent Lafayette in pursuance of Act 82 of 1888.

 A communication from Er. F. Estilette as to weights and measures was laid over.

 By motion, the salary of the Clerk was fixed at $200 per annum.

 The committee appointed to settle with the Treasurer reported that having checked the books and accounts of said office and finding a cash balance of $1,261.05 as per Treasurer's report this day filed, they had granted unto the Treasurer's report this day filed, they had granted unto the Treasurer's reported that having checked the books and accounts of said office and finding a cash balance of $1,261.05 as per Treasurer's report this day filed, they had granted unto the Treasurer a quieters up to date.

 Constable Thos. Mouton submitted a statement of stock sold amounting to $21.75 less $14.25 expenses.

 By motion of Mr. Avant, duly seconded, the following ordinance fixing the Parish licenses for the calendar year 1897 was adopted :  Yeas-Brown, Avant, Billeaud, Primeaux and Lacy.  Nays-None.

 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
         R. C. LANDRY, Pres.
         R. C. Greig, Sec.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/20/1897.


   


Police Jury Proceedings.
Feb. 8th, 1879.

Among other business ...

 On motion it was resolved, that the resolution passed on the 19th of Nov. 1878, authorizing the Treasurer to transfer to the Road and Bridge fund twenty per cent of the of the different monthly amounts of money paid to him by the parish tax collector, be paid to John I. Gardner, Dominique Cayaret, John S. Whittington and Edouard Febre, be and the same is hereby repealed.

 On motion, resolved that the Tax Collector be and is hereby authorized to receive payment of back taxes.

 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.

 On motion, resolved, that the use of the court house shall be tendered the firemen Hook and Ladder Co. for the purpose of giving a ball on the 25th of February or on the 4th of March.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/22/1890.



Police Jury.
Feb. 3rd, 1873.

 The members elect of the Police Jury, to wit : G. Dubeau of the first ward, S. J. Montgomery of the second, Jean Bernard of the third, R. Leblanc of the fourth and R. C. Landry of the fifth ward, and proceeded to organize by electing by acclamation Mr. G. Dubeau as President.

 On motion, The salaries of the officers were fixed as follows : Clerk $150, Treasurer $150, Constable $100, Printer $225, for publishing the proceedings in french and english, District Attorney pro tem, $400.

 On motion the salary of the keeper of the Court House was abolished.

 The following resolutions were adopted:

 Resolved, That hereafter the use of the Court House is prohibited for the giving of balls, concerts or any public exhibition.

 Resolved, That Theodore Hebert Jr., be authorized to remove the driven well now standing on the Court House square, on the condition that he erect it on the street and near the banquet and connect with it a horse trough, all in a proper and conventional manner for the use of the public, to keep it in good condition at his own expense.

 On motion, The Constable is directed to notify the collector of taxes that the Police Jury will be ready and expect to settle with him on the first monday of March next.

 On motion, The grog shop license of Sevenne Babineaux is remitted. Laf. Advertiser 2/22/1873.

  

  
Police Jury.
Jan. 7th 1878.

Among other business...

 The committee appointed to trace and open a road from Olidin's ferry to Royville made their report, and on motion, said report was adopted.

 On motion resolved, that a committee of five be and is hereby appointed and that full power be and is hereby given to said committee to confer with the members of or a committee appointed by the by the Police Jury of St. Landry for the purpose of making all repairs and other work which in their estimation they may deem necessary to put in traveling order the bridge over bayou Carencro.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. Theodule Hebert, jr., M. G. Broussard, Jean Vigneaux, Ernest Potier and Alfred Peck.

 On motion resolved, that a committee be appointed to lay out and trace a road leading from the new bridge built on Mine's coulee to the old bridge on Isle des Canes lying near Wm. Guidry's plantation.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. John S. Whittington, Jules Guidry, Jules Duhon, Antoine and Cleobule Doucet.

 On motion resolved, that a committee be appointed to trace a road from the bridge lying near Montgomery's plantation leading to the Mermentau river.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. Jules Guidry, Ed Louiviere, Dr. Cunningham and Theophile Breaux.

 On motion resolved, a committee to consider the possibility and to advise the proper means of opening and tracing a public road leading from Vermilionville to Isle Pilette, said road to join the  public road southwest of the town near Messrs. H. Eastin and McBride's plantations.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. Lessin Guidry, Drozin I. Broussard, Valery Breaux, H. Eastin, Alcide Judice, Arelien Primeaux and Adolphe Comeaux. Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1878.

  On motion, it was resolved, that the salary of the present Constable of the Police Jury be increased to seventy-five dollars for the current year. Lafayette Advertiser 2/23/1878.




Special Road Tax.
 The Police Jury is collecting the special road tax from persons living in this and the other incorporated towns of the parish. As the municipal authorities work the streets with money collected from the taxpayers living in town it is questionable if the parish has the right to enforce  the collection of the road  tax from those who already paying from those who are already paying their share of taxes. It seems to us that if the Police Jury can collect a tax from people living in town to work the roads in the parish the City Council ought to be vested with the authority to collect a tax from people living in the parish for the purpose of the working the streets of the town. The Gazette does not know what the law is in this case, but it has serious doubts as to the right of the parish authorities to collect this tax from the property-owners in the town. If however the Jury is in earnest and means to work the roads no one ought to object to the payment of the road tax as every cent available is badly needed. Lafayette Gazette 2/25/1899.
 

 

A PEST-HOLE OF CORRUPTION
Which the Police Jury Should at Once Have Removed.


 We wish to call the attention of the Police Jury to the filthy conditions of the jail surroundings. When the jail was built, a complete system of sewerage was provided, which led to the bayou, but it has been allowed to become stopped up, and at the present time it is useless, and in consequence the sanitary condition of the jail could not be worse. A couple of holes have been dug in the jail yard, between the jail and city Marshall's office, into which all the offal and refuse is dumped, from the jail, which as soon as warm weather sun beats down upon them cannot fail to become pest of corruption that will breed disease and pestilence.

Besides this, refuse from the jail has been dumped in the corner of the jail until a large mound of decaying matter is now built up against the city building. It seems to us that the Police Jury are very neglectful of their duty in allowing matters to continue, as they are endangering the health of our city.

The force pump in the yard is out of order and should be repaired at once and the system of sewerage put in good order and used; the holes in the yard should be filled up at once and the refuse matter that has accumulated in the yard should be hauled outside the city limits.

If the Police Jury will not act out of their own accord, then the City Council should take the matter up, and see if they cannot be compelled to remove the source of danger which at all times threatens the health of our city. Many fear that the United States will be visited with an epidemic of cholera the coming summer, and if it should be, we could hardly escape the siege of with such inviting inducements held out as is offered by the pest holes mentioned.

We trust that at its next meeting, the members of the Police Jury will look into this matter and take speedy action. If they do not, they will deserve the censure of the public generally. Lafayette Advertiser 2/25/1893.




Police Jury Proceedings.
Lafayette, La., Feb. 25th, 1895.


The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present: R. C. Landry, A. D. Landry, H. M. Durke, A. A. Delhomme, J. G. St. Julien and Alfred Hebert.
Absent: C. C. Brown and J. W. Broussard.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

Mr. Durke reported having contradicted with Albert Denise for the keeping of Odilon Broussard's bridge at $45.00 per annum to date from Jan. 1st, 1896, approved.

By motion, Sigismond Bernard was appointed keeper of the Pinhook bridge at a salary of $5 per month, said contract to date from March 1st, under 1895 to Jan. 1st 1896, and is made under the same terms and conditions as the Marquis contract.

The sum of $20 was ordered paid to E. Marquis, for keeping the Pinhook bridge from Jan. 1st. to March 1st. 1895.

By motion duly made R. C. Landry was unanimously elected permanent president of the Police Jury vice Ford Hoffpauir resigned.

By motion of J. G. St. Julien, J. E. Langlinais was appointed to act in conjunction with a like committee from St. Martin parish, in the repairing or rebuilding the St. Julien's bridge over Bayou Tortue. The secretary was directed to communicate with the authorities of St. Martinville, and notify them of the foregoing resolution. ......
Lafayette Advertiser 3/2/1895.

The Police Jury will hold a special meeting next Monday to adopt a license ordinance. Laf. Advertiser 3/2/1895.




POLICE JURY PROCEEDINGS.
Parish of Lafayette, Jan. 7th., 1878.

  Among Other Business....

 The committee appointed to trace and open a road from Olidon's ferry to Royville made their report, and on motion, said report was adopted.

 On motion resolved, that a committee of five be and is hereby appointed and that full power be and is hereby given to said committee to confer with the members of or a committee appointed by the Police Jury of the Parish of St. Landry for the purpose of making all repairs and other work which in their estimation they may deem necessary to put in traveling order the bridge over bayou Carencro.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. Theodule Hebert, jr., M. G. Broussard, Jean Vigneaux, Ernest Potier and Alfred Peck.

 Resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the president of the Police Jury of the parish of St. Landry for action thereon by that honorable body.

 On motion resolved, that a committee be appointed to make an estimate of the probable expenses of the Parish for the current year, said committee to be guided by report of the committee appointed to draft rules to attain an equitable distributions of the funds of this parish. On said committee were appointed Messrs. Ed. E. Mouton, M. F. Rigues and M. E. Girard.

 On motion resolved, that the president of this Police Jury be and is hereby authorized to draw on the treasurer of this parish, the sum of sixty dollars or as much thereof as necessary, for the purchase of three record books for the Recorder's office.

 On motion resolved, that a committee be appointed to lay out and trace a road leading from the new bridge built on Mine's coulee to the old bridge on Isle des Canes lying near Wm. Guidry's plantation.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. John S. Whittington, Jules Guidry, Jules Duhon, Antoine Guidry and Cleobule Doucet.

 On motion resolved, that a committee be appointed to trace a road from the bridge lying near Montgomery's plantation leading to the Mermentau river.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. Jules Guidry, Ed. Louviere, Dr. Cunningham and Theophile Breaux.

 On motion resolved, a committee be appointed to consider the possibility and to advise the proper means of opening and tracing a public road leading from Vermilionville to Isle Pilette, said road to join the public road southwest of the town near Messrs. H. Eastin and McBride's plantations.

 On said committee were appointed Messrs. Lessin Guidry, Drozin I. Broussard, Valery Breaux, H. Eastin, Alcide Judice, Arelein Primeaux and Adolphe Comeaux.

 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
       ONES. BROUSSARD, President.
 J. N. JUDICE, Clerk.
Lafayette Advertiser 3/2/1878.

 
























Man Missing. - Reward. - After the adjournment of the Police Jury on last Wednesday, the Loafers of town and several members of the Lazy Club assembled in mass meeting and adopted by acclamation, the following preamble and resolution:

WHEREAS, The Police Jury desiring the presence of the D., A., p. t., because the law and his oath of office makes it his duty to attend their meetings, and careful and thorough search having been made for him unsuccessfully, and grave apprehensions of foul play, therefore
     Resolved, a reward of five cents is hereby offered for any information that will indicate his present position and where he can be found. Laf. Adv. 5/3/1874.


Police Jury Meets Monday. - Next Monday is the regular time for our Police Jury to meet. Among the matters which claim attention, we would make special mention of the necessity of providing safe and free crossing at the Vermilion bridge and causeway, and of raising the means of, at least, defraying the and necessary expenses of the parish, also of the long needed repairs to the Court House, the continued neglect of which will eventually cause the parish much expense. Stopping the leaks in the roof of the building is most pressing and a small outlay would effect it.

 The importance of these matters are self evident and we hope, will receive the prompt consideration of those who have charge of our parochial affairs.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/30/1874.


Police Jury Action.
Among other items of business...

"..... By motion Messrs. A. Hebert, R. C. Greig and L. Hirsch, were appointed to procure estimates for painting and kalsamining the Court House.

 By motion Mr. Alfred Hebert was appointed and authorized to enter into a formal contract with Mr. B. Falk for the laying of a brick walk in and around the court square, at the rate of $48.75 per hundred feet length by six feet width, and $64.80 per hundred feet length, by eight feet width. The said walks to be laid with pressed brick and covered with cement. The said work to be done, in first class workmanship and all materials therefore to be furnished by said contractor, one half of said contract price shall be paid cash and the remainder one year from date without interest. Motion adopted...."
Lafayette Advertiser 6/2/1894.


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