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From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 12th, 1905:


 The proposition made by Vice-President and General Manager Fay Thursday to the citizens' meeting, as a condition of the Southern Pacific's early construction of the road to Baton Rouge that the people of Lafayette give the right-of-way, is as reasonable as could possibly be hoped, and is certainly within our power to grant. It will cost some money, but not more than we can easily afford to spend to secure such a large benefit.

The Baton Rouge-Lafayette road is now only a question of prompt and active work on the part of the Right-of-Way committee appointed at the meeting and a hearty support financially on the part of the citizens. That the committee will do their full duty is assured, and we believe that the people of Lafayette, too, will meet the situation in every way necessary. 

 Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905.

Meets at the Jefferson on Thursday and Makes Proposition.

 Southern Pacific Will Build Baton Rouge Road at Once on Condition Right of Way is Given.
 According to call issued by a preliminary meeting of citizens at the Century Club Wednesday a large crowd assembled at the Jefferson Thursday at 4:15 p. m. to meet Vice-President Thornwall Fay, of the Southern Pacific, who had requested the meeting for the purpose of discussing the right of way and early construction of a railroad from Lafayette to Baton Rouge.

 Mr. Fay accompanied by General Agent J. M. Lee, Jr., and E. B. Cushing, manager of the Louisiana line, arrived at 5 p. m. in his private car from Breaux Bridge where he had held a conference with the Breaux Bridge people. A committee of citizens met the officials, and escorted them to the Jefferson.

 Mayor Caffery called the meeting to order and after reading Mr. Lee's letter and briefly stating the object of the meeting introduced Mr. Lee, who expressed his appreciation of the warm welcome accorded them and then left it to Mr. Fay to talk business.

 Upon being introduced by the chairman, Mr. Fay came straight to the point. He said that he didn't expect to make a speech, he had come for a business talk and that briefly what the Southern Pacific wanted was the right of way. The road was a very expensive one to build owing to the large amount of grading, trestling and bridging and his company would not build now unless the right of way could be secured. He spoke of the enthusiastic meeting at Breaux Bridge and of their appointing a committee to confer as to details etc., with the Southern Pacific officials.

 At the close of Mr. Fay's short talk, Mr. Campbell spoke briefly during which he expressed confidence that he voiced the sentiment of the people in saying he could guarantee the right of way - which was enthusiastically applauded.

 Chairman Caffery then asked for information in regard to some few particulars, and on motion of Maj. DeClouet seconded by Overton Cade a committee of 10 on right of way was appointed as follows:  P. L. DeClouet, A. M. Martin, Crow Girard, J. E. Trahan, C. O. Mouton, C. Debaillon, L. Lacoste, J. Ed. Mouton, Dr. G. A. Martin. The chairman was also added.

 Then upon motion of Mr. Campbell it was decided to organize into a Railroad League and a committee was appointed to take signatures of those present. The meeting then adjourned. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905. 


 Frank and Reasonable.
 From the Baton Rouge Times.

 The Southern Pacific purposes to at once build from Lafayette to the river opposite Baton Rouge, the sole proviso being that the right-of-way be donated. General Agent Lee is quoted by to-day's Picayune thus:

 "It has been found by Mr. Fay and the others making the inspection that the line would be a very costly one to build," said General Agent Lee. "It penetrates a fine country, one that is rich and should be opened up, but the land is low and swampy, and it will necessitate a large amount of grading, trestling and bridging. The Southern Pacific is in this position: If the people have enough interest to turn over the right-of-way, without compelling the company to buy it and go into court and all that, the line will be constructed at once. But it is not going to purchase the right to build. That's the situation."

 Mr. Lee's statement is direct and unequivocal. It is not a demand, but a categorical statement of the conditions under which Baton Rouge and Lafayette may get direct railroad connection at the earliest practical moment.

Both cities should, by joint and separate effort, assist the railroad to get the right-of-way on its terms. No land owner would give away as much as he will receive in added value of the tract from which he gives. 

 From the Baton Rouge Times and in the Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905.

Resolutions Passed Requesting Co-operation of Citizens.
   Lafayette,La., March 20, 1905.
 At the annual meeting of the Fire Department of the city of Lafayette, Louisiana, held at the Court House of said city, the undersigned Committee was appointed to draft the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted by the said Fire Department of Lafayette, La.

 Resolved, by the Fire Department of the city of Lafayette, Louisiana, that for the purpose of aiding, equipping and maintaining the said Fire Department, that a call be made on every male citizen within the corporate limits of the city of Lafayette, La., owning real estate, and also every non-resident and corporation also owning real estate within said corporative limits, and who are not members of said fire department, to subscribe an annual fee of not less than five dollars, and that said amount when paid to be turned over to the Treasurer of the department, and to be used in aiding, equipping and maintaining the said Fire Department for the purpose of fighting fires.

 Be it further resolved, that said resolution be printed in the city papers, The Lafayette Advertiser and The Gazette for a space of sixty days.

 Be it also further resolved, that a copy of said resolution be mailed to each male citizen of the city of Lafayette who are not members of the Fire Department, and also to all non-residents and corporations owning real estate within the city of Lafayette, La.
    Respectfully submitted,
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905.

Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905.

Accepted Invitation. - 
Miss Eva Mouton, of Lafayette, the musical wonder of Louisiana, only 11 years of age, has accepted an invitation to take part in the performance which will be given on Easter Sunday, April 22. Also, the well known cornetist Prof. Sontag will be present for the occasion and will take an active part in the program. The theatre will be given at the Boys' School House, which funds will go for the Catholic church.  From the St. Martinville Banner and in the Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905.

McDaniel Hotel. - The McDaniel Hotel, formerly the Sunset Hotel, has been renovated and painted, and I am prepared to serve the public with short orders, dinners and board and lodging, or will rent rooms. A share of the public patronage is solicited. Laf. Advertiser 4/12/1905.

Committee Met. - The committee on Right of Way, Baton Rouge-Lafayette, met Monday afternoon at the Century Club and organized and will begin active work at once. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905.

 Lafayette Building Association. - At a special meeting of the Lafayette Building Association held Monday night, President B. J. Pellerin were delegated to represent the association at the annual meeting of the Louisiana Homestead League to be held in Houma on the 14th and 15th instants. \
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905.

New Building. -  Gerac Bros. are having a two-story building, 40 x 60, built on the northeast corner of Railroad and Lincoln avenues, which will be used as a saloon and hotel by E. Bodenheimer. The building will be frame covered with galvanized iron. Eames & Alexander are the contractors. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905.

Mission at Catholic Church. - Father Fontaine, an eloquent missionary, preached the first sermon of a mission at the Catholic Church Sunday night. Father Forge extends a cordial invitation to the public to attend. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905.

 Will Build Shortly. - The Bank of Lafayette will begin the erection of their new bank building on Schmulen's corner as soon as possible. Bids will be opened on April 26, and if satisfactory contract will be let. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905.

 Big Strawberries. - Lafayette is all right when it comes to strawberries, and Judge Parkerson has one of the finest patches in the parish. He brought to this office yesterday two fine ones, weight together 1 1/4 ounces, and he says he has plenty more like them. 
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905.

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

 The planting of cane is now practically completed everywhere throughout the sugar belt, and the outlook is encouraging and satisfactory. There has been to much rain since the first of the year, and this has put field work behind, and has, moreover, excited apprehensions that a drought may be in store for us within the next two months, but unless we probe into the future in our search for unfavorable conditions we are unable to say, except the late start planters have been compelled by the weather to make. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905.  

A Communication From J. C. Nickerson.

To the Editor of the Advertiser.

 Will you kindly allow me space in your valuable paper to ask a few questions, that very much interest every real estate and property owner in the city of Lafayette? I see in your issue of March 29 that the annual meeting of the fire department was held at the court house on the 20th of March and after the regular routine of appointing officers and committees for the ensuing year, the committee on resolutions submitted the following resolution which was unanimously adopted.

 Resolved, by the Fire Department of the city of Lafayette, Louisiana, that for the purpose of aiding, equipping and maintaining the said Fire Department, that a call be made on every male citizen within the corporation limits of the city of Lafayette, La., owning real estate within said corporate limits, and who are not members of said fire department, to subscribe an annual fee of not less than five dollars, and that said amount when paid to be turned over to the Treasurer of the department, and to be used in aiding, equipping and maintaining the said Fire Department for the purpose of fighting fires.

Be it further resolved, that said resolution be printed in the city papers, The Lafayette Advertiser and The Gazette for a space of sixty days.

Be it also further resolved, that a copy of said resolution be mailed to each male citizen of the city of Lafayette who are not members of the Fire Department, and also to all non-residents and corporations owning real estate within the city of Lafayette, La.
Respectfully submitted:

P. L. DECLOUET, WM. CAMPBELL, A. E. MOUTON, C. O. MOUTON, Committee. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1895.

 The above resolution is a move in the right direction, but I think that it requires a little alteration or should be more fully described to be properly understood.

First question: According to the resolution it is proposed to make a call for a subscription of not less than five dollars from every male free-holder within the corporate limits of the city.

If a man owns a vacant lot worth forty or fifty dollars he is a free-holder. Is it right and just that he should be called on to subscribe at least five dollars a year to the fire department when he receives no protection from them whatever?

Second question: If a man owns a small house and lot worth two or three hundred dollars, is it right that he should be called on to pay five dollars a year to the fire department.

He should be willing to pay his proportionate part, two or three dollars a year.

Third question: The resolution only asks male free-holders to subscribe to the support of the fire department when it is well known that a large proportion of the real estate is owned by females, who receive the same protection from the fire department as the males do. Why shouldn't all the household property in the city pay its proportion alike? It all receives the same protection.

I again say I think that the resolution is a move in the right direction and with a few amendments it will meet with a general response.

I would suggest that the committee on resolutions amend the original resolutions by adopting an equitable sliding scale. That every real estate or property owner in the city male or female, company or corporation be called on to subscribe from two to five, ten or fifteen dollars a year according to circumstances and the proportionate value of their property towards the support of the fire department.

I think that such an amended resolution would raise a much larger revenue to the fire department than the original resolution.

 Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905.

Shrewd Detective Work.
 Deputy Sheriff Robt. Broussard has a neat peace of detective work to his credit in the capture of Cadet Lewis, colored, who plead guilty and was sentenced to the penitentiary Saturday.
 A robbery of two plows, a cultivator and some harness was reported to the sheriff's office as having been committed Thursday at Mr. Wm. Broussard's place in the seventh ward. Deputy Robt. Broussard went down at once to investigate. No information as to the identity of the thief could be gotten; but on carefully inspecting the ground where the stolen articles had been, he noticed cuts in the ground giving evidence that they had been dragged. He followed the cuts which led over plowed land to a place in a nearby field where the trampled ground and wagon tracks showed that the implements had been loaded on a wagon. He measured the wagon track and then followed it finally reaching Broussard's crossing. Here he found a negro, who, on being questioned, told of having seen the wagon containing the missing articles and gave the name of the driver and his place of residence as on the plantation of Mr. Joe Broussard in the second ward. He hastened on there, found his negro and the stolen goods in his possession. He was Cadet Lewis, a negro employed last year by Mr. Wm. Broussard. He brought him to town and lodged him in jail. Next morning the negro expressed his desire to plead guilty, so he was taken into court and sentenced to five years in the pententiary.

Deputy Broussard is to be complimented upon his shrewd and rapid work.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905.

School Entertainment. - The town public schools will give an entertainment on the new school lot, corner of Main and Jefferson streets. Friday, April 28, to raise money to pay off some debts owed. Laf. Adv. 4/12/1905.

Police Jury Notes.
 A regular meeting of the Police Jury was held Thursday with all members present.

 The report of the D. O. Broussard bridge committee that the steel bridge had been completed and accepted was approved.

 According to information from the State Railroad Commission no crossing can be enforced at Landry's switch.

 Maj. P. L. DeClouet was appointed as delegate to the Good Road Convention at Baton Rouge April 28 & 29th.

 Messrs. Boudreaux and Mouton were appointed a committee in regard to payment of Assessor Martin's salary for 1904 and also report whether the present assessor is entitled to quarterly payments.

 Nelson Higginbotham was appointed keeper of Pin Hook bridge at salary of $40 a year.

 The complaint of constables from the 4th and 7th wards relative to the usurpation by the deputy sheriffs of their duty to keep the peace at public balls, was referred to a resolution already in force.

 President Billeaud was instructed to bring suit against Chas. Darby and Louis Cunningham for obstructing drainage of public roads.

 The Jury fixed a tax of $1.00 on dogs and ordered the constables in all wards to kill every dog without a collar within 10 days, the officer to receive 25 cents for each dog killed.

 The proposition of O. H. Breaux to maintain roads and bridges of the 6th ward for the road tax revenue of the ward, was laid over.

 Delegations from several of the wards appeared before the Jury and complained of the roads. The Carencro road was said to be almost impassable. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905. 


City Council Proceedings.
 Lafayette, La., April 5, 1905.

 A regular meeting of the City Council was held this day with Mayor Chas. D. Caffery presiding; members present, A. E. Mouton, D. V. Gardebled, Geo. A. DeBlanc, F. Demanade, M. Rosenfield, John O. Mouton. Absent: H. Fontenot.

 Moved and seconded that minutes of last regular meeting be approved as read. Carried.

 Treasurer's report for month of March 1905:
 Respectfully submitted, F. V. Mouton, Treasurer.

 April 1, 1905, Collector's report.
 Respectfully submitted,
              H. H. HOHORST, Collector.

 The Secretary reported the following warrants drawn during the month of March and up to date and the same were approved and ordered spread on the minutes. Carried.
                         Lafayette, La., April 3, 1905.

 To the Hon. Mayor and members of the City Council of Lafayette, La.

 Gentlemen: - I herewith tender this my resignation as superintendent of City Water Works & Electric Light plant to take effect May 1, 1905.

 Respectfully submitted,
            C. F. MELCHERT, Supt.

 On motion duly seconded, said resignation was accepted, and it was further declared that this Council hereby cheerfully recognizes that during the above mentioned capacity in this faithful and efficient in the discharge of his duties. Carried.

 Mr. M. Melancon, assessor for the Parish of Lafayette, La., appeared before the City Council and stated that a correct assessment of the town would necessitate considerable extra work and requested that compensation for same be fixed; thereupon it was moved and seconded and adopted that in view of the fact that the work of taking the assessment should now be on the way and that the same in reason cannot be delayed until the proprietors of the present Council are inducted into office, that the compensation for such extra work and for said correct assessment be fixed at Three Hundred Dollars, ($300.00),
  Said assessment to be subject to review by the Council with the consent of the Police Jury; provided; it being well understood that the above and foregoing in no measure is to be considered as a precedent to be followed in the future. Carried.

 Resolved, that permission be given Mr. A. E. Mouton to connect a four inch pipe with water main on Chestnut street for the purpose of placing a hydrant on his property for fire protection in block No. 15, McComb addition. Carried.

 Whereas, the city of Lafayette, Louisiana, heretofore executed and delivered its Water Works and Electric Light bonds in the aggregate sum of $36,000, dated September 1,1896, bearing interest at the rate of 6 per cent per annum, payable March 1st; and
   Whereas, the principal of bonds of said issue numbered 35 to 49, including, each of the denomination of $500, aggregating the sum of $3,000, due March 1st, 1903, and Nos. 41 to 50, inclusive, each of the denomination of $500, aggregating the sum of$5,000, due March 1st, 1904, and Nos. 51 to 61 inclusive, each of the denominations of $500, aggregating the sum of $5,500, due March 1st, 1905, have not been paid, and there are not sufficient funds in the treasury of said City which can be appropriated to the payment of said bonds,
   Now, therefore; Be it resolved that the Mayor and Treasurer of said City of Lafayette, be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed by and with the consent of the holders of said bonds now past due as aforesaid to execute and deliver to the holders of said bonds new and additional interest coupons to be attached thereto whereby the payment of the principal of said bonds shall be extended and become due on the first day of March,1906; which extension of said principal of said bonds is hereby agreed to on the part of said City and the holders of said bonds.

 Resolved, that in view of the fact that Mr. G. Landry persists in washing buggies and horses in the street, thereby making the same impassable, that water from the plant not be furnished him and that his present connections with the main be cut off. Carried.

 Moved and seconded that the rate of sixty dollars per month ($60.00) be fixed for light service to be paid by the Gordon Hotel and that the water rate be fixed at $7.50 per month. Carried.

 The following was offered:


 Be it ordained, by the City Council of Lafayette, La., that hereafter no license shall be issued to any one to engage in the retail liquor business in said town, unless and until, application be made in writing accompanied by the written consent of not less than two thirds of the residents and property owners within a radius of 200 feet from the place or room in which business is to be conducted.

 Be it further ordained that said application shall be made yearly by those continually engaged in said business as well as by those starting anew.

 Be it further ordained, that any license issued in contravention of this ordinance shall be null and void and subject to be revoked by the Council. Carried unanimously.

 Moved and seconded that the following committee is appointed to serve at the election for town officers May, 1, 1905, viz: Sidney Mouton, O. P. Guilbeau, Paul Castel, and for clerk F. H. Thompson. Carried.

 The following bills were approved:
 There being no further business the Council adjourned.

 J. P. COLOMB, Asst. Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905.

Selected News Notes 4/12/1905.

 E. T. McBride can set your buggy tires in 40 minutes. He had the machine to do it with.

 At Their Own Expense. - The First National Bank and the Improvement Co., purchased a car load of shells last week and had them placed on the streets about their properties.

 J. Simpson, of New Orleans,m inspector for the Cumberland Telephone Co., was in Lafayette yesterday looking over the system.
 Don't forget to ring up Bunt during Lent for oysters and fish.
 Sorghum seed in any quantity at the Moss Pharmacy.

Misses Gertude Coronna, Wilhel Schmulen and Challie Tolson visited relatives during the week.

 A Gordon shave is a good shave - got at the Gordon shaving parlor.

 Henry Gerac, who has been manager of the Field Hotel, Beaumont, for the past two years, has been secured by Proprietor Salles of the Gordon to assist him as manager.

Our prices are close as anybody's, quality for quality. Let us fill an order for you. - Bernard & Meaux.

 Mrs. T. M. Biossat left for Alexandria Sunday, having been called there on account of the illness of her father, Dr. Rushing.

 Fine perfumes in all odors at Lafayette Drug Co.

Mrs. G. A. Martin and daughters, Misses Aimee and Agnes, and Mr. and Mrs. 

Jas. Straughan and little daughter Evelyn spent Sunday in Breaux Bridge.

The Industrial Institute gave holiday from Wednesday afternoon to Monday to allow the teachers to attend the meeting of the Teachers' Association in Alexandria. Numbers of the students took advantage of the holiday to visit home.

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Martin entertained Gen. Agent, J. M. Lee, Jr., of the Southern Pacific Thursday. Those present were Mayor C. D. Caffery, Clerk of Court E. G. Voorhies, Mr. I. A. Broussard, Mrs. Wm. Campbell. Sr., and daughter, Miss Philomene, and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Preager.  
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1905.

From the Lafayette Gazette of April 12th, 1902:


 A special from Opelousas states that the district court at that place is engaged in trying a question whose decision will no doubt prove of great interest to many Louisiana towns. From what we are able to learn the nature of that controversy is as follows:

 The City Council has appropriated $4,000 to build plank walks along the principal streets of the town. A number of citizens have appealed to the district court to enjoin the Council from making the contemplated improvements on the ground that plankwalks are a menace to the health of the community. The special says that the plaintiffs have "introduced several expert witnesses to prove their allegation that plank sidewalks exclude sunshine and air from the ground and thus can produce malaria." Many objections have been made to plankwalks, but we believe that this is the first time that they are alleged to be breeders of malaria. But this is rapid strides. and as the medical branch has been particularly active in revealing new discoveries it will not be surprising. If the fears of the Opelousas gentlemen are shown to  be well grounded. Already we have been warned by learned scientists that the common dust is filled with disease-breeding microbes and that the very air which we breathe is charge with germs that afflict humanity with all the ills that flesh is heir to. The mosquito has gotten to be so prolific a disseminator of bacteria that his bill is believed to be as full of trouble as Pandora's box. Now if it should happen that the once harmless plankwalk is to be added to the long list of things which seemed to have created and invented for no other purpose than to depopulate the earth, for the peace of mind of the human race it might be well for science to take a rest.

 As Lafayette has several miles of plankwalks it will await the decision of the court with much interest.  Lafayette Gazette 4/12/1902.


Arrested for Breaking Into Demanade's Store - One Charged With Stealing at Adonis Leblanc's.

 Here is a problem for a criminologist.

 Six negro boys, the oldest of whom is 14 years of age and the youngest ten, burglarized the store of Mr. F. Demanade last Saturday. One Johnnie Bouttey, who appears to be the teacher of the kindergarten class of burglars, entered the home of Mr. Adonis LeBlanc on the same night and stole twenty dollars, a portion of which was restored to the owner.

 The burglary of Mr. Demanade's store was committed late Saturday night. With the use of an ax the door in Lee street was broken and the gang of juvenile burglars entered the store and soon made themselves perfectly at home. To show with what supreme contempt they looked upon the possibility of being detected, it is only necessary to mention that they held an impromptu banquet in which sardines, lobsters and other canned goods formed the principal part of the menu. They helped themselves in the cigar case and the ashes left on the counter showed that they completed their meal with a quiet smoke. As there was no cash accessible to them they were but poorly rewarded for their audacious doings. A slight bruise made no doubt with the ax showed that a feeble attempt was made to get into the safe. A coat and vest and gold-rimmed spectacles were carried away by the thieves. The names of the burglars are: Pete Obey, Aymar Broussard, Willie Boudreaux, John O'Brien, John Bouttey, Richard Davis. As stated above the oldest of the gang is 14 years of age and weighs about 70 pounds. Five of the boys are inclined to blame Bouttey for their trouble.  Lafayette Gazette 4/12/1902.

Legislative Committee Visits S. L. I.
 The legislative committee, appointed to inspect the various State institutions, visited the Industrial Institute last Wednesday. The committee is composed of the following members of the Legislature, representing both branches of the General Assembly :  Senators T. J. Labbe and Representatives James A. Ware, M. T. Breslin and Overton Cade. Representative Dunshie of Algiers was a guest of the committee. When the committee arrived at the Institute the students were lined up in two rows facing each other. In this way the visiting legislators were given an opportunity to see the many young men and women who are taking advantage of the State's generosity to secure the fine mental and manual training afforded by the Southwestern. The committee, followed by the student body, then proceeded to the auditorium where Prof. Sontag's ability as a musical director was evidenced by the splendid manner in which the patriotic anthem, "America," was sung by the boys and girls of the singing class.

 Dr. Stephens made a short talk, introducing Mr. James A. Ware, chairman of the ways and means committee of the Legislature. Mr. Ware made a very sensible speech and concluded by introducing Senator Barret who spoke of the government's duty to educate the masses. Senator Barrett argued that the duty of the State is to use all available funds to educate the people.

 After a thorough inspection of the main building, the dormitory and workshop, the committee, accompanied by several citizens of the town, enjoyed a carriage ride to Pin hook bridge, where Sheriff Broussard displayed his unerring marksmanship by shooting off the heads of several turtles which were indulging in their noonday nap.

 When the party returned from their very enjoyable little outing they met in the dining hall of the Institute where Miss Mayfield, assisted by the cooking class, treated them to a luncheon of surpassing excellence. This feature of the day's exercises was not only profoundly interesting to the inner man, but it proved clearly that this most valuable branch of the Industrial Institute is in skillful hands is doing good work in equipping the young ladies to properly discharge those household duties which play such an important part in human affairs. The members of the committee are all married men and they were no doubt favorably impressed by this feature of their reception. For obvious reasons married men are particularly interested in the culinary branch of domestic economy, for they are in a position to appreciate the sound philosophy of the great English author who said that everything else being equal he preferred to have a wife who could make a good soup than one who could play an Italian opera.

 Having completed their work here the committee left on the afternoon train on their way to Natchitoches where they will visit the Normal. It is needless to say that the members of the committee found everything in thorough order and expresses themselves as highly pleased with the marked progress made in every department of the Institute. The duty of this committee is to visit the different State institutions and to make a report to the Legislature. This report forms the basis upon which the legislative appropriations are made.
Lafayette Gazette 4/12/1902.

Caught With the Booty. - Marshal Peck arrested John Cole, a negro, charged with having robbed Dave Levy's store at Rayne. Cole had just arrived on an east-bound train and when passing near the oil mill he and another negro were seen to drop two valises which, upon investigation, proved to be filled with shoes, dress goods, suits and other goods. Cole's companion ran away from the officer and made his escape.
Lafayette Gazette 4/12/1902.

Judge Bienvenu Contributes to the World's Happiness by Uniting Two Lovers.
 An unusually handsome couple appeared in the clerk's office yesterday afternoon and announced to Mr. Voorhies that the purpose of their visit was to obtain a marriage license. They stated that they had come from Jennings to be joined in holy wedlock. At first there seemed to be certain legal obstacles to the realization of the young lovers' wish, but with the assistance of District Attorney Campbell the technical impediments were soon overcome and the license was issued authorizing Mr. John T. Hansen and Miss Antonia Felip to be made husband and wife. The services of Judge Bienvenu were secured and the happy pair were married in the clerk's office, two members of the local bar, and Deputy Clerk Frank Hopkins acting as witnesses. As Judge Bienvenu was a student many years at a religious institution, when performing the sacred ceremony of marriage he is able to give added dignity and a sort of clerical solemnity to the occasion. After the impressive words of the judge had been spoken Mr. Campbell felicitously expresses the good wishes of himself and companions and Mr. and Mrs. Hansen left no doubt with feelings of gratitude to the gentlemen who had so generously strewn with flowers the primrose path which led to the accomplishment of their fondest hopes. It may not be amiss to state that Mr. and Mrs. Hansen did not come here because of any parental objections. They selected this place because they were able to come here, marry and return home the same afternoon.
Lafayette Gazette 4/12/1902.

Decided by Judge Lewis in Favor of the Plaintiffs.
 Judge E. T. Lewis, of Opelousas, to whom was submitted the case of the Robins heirs vs. Ben Falk and others, had rendered a decision if favor of the plaintiffs, establishing their ownership to 640 acres of land situated in the second ward of this parish. This tract was sold at sheriff's sale in 1881 as land forfeited to the State for taxes due precious to 1879. The judgment restores the whole tract to John R. Cooper and the heirs of W. C. Robins, gives the improvements to the defendants and relegates the question of rent to further proceedings.

 The land involved in this suit is in a  state of cultivation and is considered very valuable. It has greatly increased in value since it was sold at sheriff's sale in 1881. It is now in the midst of a thickly-settled section. It is possible that an appeal will be taken to the Supreme Court. The plaintiffs were represented by Mr. Crow Girard and Judge O. C. Mouton, and the defendants by Col. Gus. A. Breaux, District Attorney Campbell and Mr. Thos. H. Lewis. 
Lafayette Gazette 4/12/1902.

 Well Done.
 At its last meeting held last Monday the City Council appropriated $350 to run the town schools one month, this insuring a session of nine months. Dr. Moss and Supt. Alleman appeared before the Council and asked for the appropriation which was readily granted. The City Council has never failed to take an enlightened view of matters pertaining to public education and its recent action in behalf of the children of the town was just what should have been expected. When public officials show a proper interest in the free schools, the fight against illiteracy becomes very much easier. It is a fact not to be overlooked that the Police Jury of this town have never turned a deaf ear to a reasonable appeal in behalf of the children. 
Lafayette Gazette 4/12/1902.

Police Jury Proceedings.
 Lafayette, La., April 3, 1902.

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

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 Mr. Whittington reported that the Onezime Trahan and Treville Guidry bridge needed general repairs shortly, and by motion, he was authorized in conjunction with the authorities of Vermilion to make necessary repairs.

 Messrs. Overton Cade, Jno. Whittington and J. O. Blanchet, appointed to confer with the Vermilion authorities relative to the construction of a steel bridge across Vermilion river at D. O. Broussard's ferry, reported further conference, but absolute failure to reach agreement as to location of the proposed bridge and terms. The committee had tendered Vermilion representatives propositions to build the bridge at any point selected, provided the respective parishes should bear half the expense of construction and maintenance of bridge and approaches. The Vermilion committee had insisted on the old site and refused to bear half expense of maintaining causeway on Lafayette side. Inasmuch as the approach in question really formed a part of the proposed crossing and the entire burden having been borne by Lafayette for years the committee had refused to recede from the position originally taken. The report was approved.

 Messrs. Mouton and Labbe reported having contracted for files, rollers, etc., strictly needed in the clerk's office in the sum of $567.65, of which amount $250 to be paid on installation and remainder Dec. 1, prox., without interest. Mr. Buchanan said he refused to sign the report because a less amount expended would have been sufficient and because the parish could not now afford to contract so large obligation. The report was approved.

 By motion of Mr. Labbe the sum of $250 was appropriated and set aside to meet the first payment on repairs in the clerk's office.

 The committee appointed on drainage for the 2d ward reported finding a levee on the plantation of Mr. Eugene Trahan obstructing the natural flow of water to the detriment of the public highway and adjacent properties. By motion, the road overseer of the 2d ward was instructed to notify Mr. Trahan to remove said obstruction within ten days or else have same done at his expense.

 General complaint being made by all Jurors as to damming streams and obstructing the natural drains of the parish the Jury resolved that all road overseers are instructed to remove after ten days' notice to owners of all dams, levees, etc., at the expense of said owners.

 Mr. Buchanan moved to refund the taxes of the Lafayette Compress Company for the year 1901.

 Mr. Mouton moved as a substitute that the question as to the legal right of the Jury to refund said taxes be referred to the parish attorney for opinion. Carried.

 Attorney Mouton submitted the following opinion which was approved: "Police Juries have no power to exempt any property from taxation when legally assessed by the State assessor of this parish. If the Police Juries have no right to exempt any property from taxation it follows that they have no power to remit or reimburse the amount of tax levied legally, it already paid."

 Mr. Jos. C. Broussard asked for an appropriation for the public school at his place in the 1st ward. The Jury regretted nothing could be done.

 The president appointed Messrs. Whittington, Buchanan and Greig a committee to settle with the treasurer and grant him quietus.

 Dr. R. O. Young reported a case of leprosy near Royville in the person of Charles Richard and offered to convey the unfortunate to the Leper's Home. By motion of Mr. Blanchet the sum of $100 was appropriated and ordered paid to Dr. Young to defray the expenses of transportation, etc., of the said leper.

 Attorney Jno. H. Robira, of Crowley, appeared and represented that Mrs. M. C. Dillard had been erroneously assessed for eighty acres of land and asked that the collector be authorized to rectify said error on assessment roll. It was shown that part of the tract only, designated as South 1/2 of S. W. 1/4 of Sec. 30 T. 10, R. 3 E. fell within the limits of Lafayette parish and the Jury ordered that the roll be corrected as prayed for.

 Mr. Mouton reported inability to have jail pipes repaired owing to all workmen being occupied.

 Mr. Whittington stated that Mr. Alf. Hebert desired the loan of a road machine for the purpose of grading a public race track and park and asked for instruction. The Jury decided that the machines could be rented, but not granted for free use.

 Mrs. Sarazin Trahan, indigent, was granted $12.50.

 Mr. Alex Broussard was authorized to refloor Dr. Lyon's bridge.

 A petition signed by Messrs. Alfred Peck, J. C. Couvillon and others, representing great annoyance from odors arsing from the water discharged into the streets by the Cotton Oil Company, was read and Mr. Mouton appointed to remedy the nuisance.

 Dr. R. O. Young and Superintendent Alleman representing the School Board appeared and asked that relief be granted Prof. Ed Parent for nine days' attendance upon the Summer Normal School at Franklin last June. Although the required ten days' attendance had not been complied with, yet considering the circumstances as represented, the Jury, by motion of Mr. Mouton, granted Prof. Parent the sum of $13.50.

 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 the parish funds since my last report:
                  Respectfully submitted,
                             J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.

 Lafayette, La., April 3, 1902.

 To the President and Members of Police Jury, parish of 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., April 3, 1902.

 A statement was submitted by treasurer Crow Girard of the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute accounting for the taxes for 1900 and 1901 collected in aid of said institute. Approved.

 Messrs. Mouton and Greig, appointed to secure estimates for an iron fence around the jail, submitted bids from Messrs. Lacoste and Shows, but the matter was indefinitely postponed.

 The following accounts were rejected:

 Mrs. Dupre Living, nursing E. Crouchet ... $18.00
 A. X. Lamulle, arrest of Marie and D. Living ... $8.80
 Dr. J. P. Francez, attendance E. Crouchet ...$25.00

 The following accounts were approved:
 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
M. BILLEAUD, JR., President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 4/12/1902.

Selected News Notes (Gazette) 4/12/1902.
 Mr. W. A. Mair, national organizer of the Catholic Knights of America, will deliver a lecture at 7:30 o'clock Sunday evening. Mr. Mair will speak on the aims and purposes of the order of the Catholic Knights. The public are invited to be present. No admission fee will be charged.

 The fair given by the Catholics of Carencro last Saturday and Sunday was quite a success, judged from the great number of people who attended and the amount realized. As was stated in this paper the money will be used to build a Catholic church at Carencro.

 Planters are reminded that there will be a market here for corn. Mr. McMillan will pay the best current prices and will be prepared to handle all the local supply.

 Dr. E. L. Stephens and Supt. Alleman left Wednesday to attend the educational conference held at Baton Rouge, this week. Much good is expected to flow from this conference.

 The First National Bank, Dr. N. P. Moss and Mayor Caffery have bought three carloads of oyster shells which will be used in front of their properties.

 Regular services will be held in the Episcopal church to-morrow evening at half past four o'clock. Lafayette Gazette 4/12/1902.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 12th, 1902:

Public Schools will Run Nine Months.

Dr. Moss and Supt. Alleman appeared before the City council at its regular meeting and asked that the council make an appropriation of $360 to extend the city schools one month, thus insuring a nine month session. The council generously and promptly did so, for which they are assured of the hearty thanks of the people.  Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1902.

No More Banana Stalks in the Street. - We beg to call the attention of the officers to the practice of some parties of throwing banana stalks in the middle of the streets. They certainly add nothing to the beauty of the streets, and are scarcely to be considered a disinfectant. Indeed, while the officers see to this they might turn their attention to the throwing of paper and other things in the streets. These ought to be kept as clean as possible, and all parties prevented from throwing refuse of any kind on the streets.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1902.

The Cat and the Rat. - Lafayette can boast of a most peculiar cat. She is the property of Mrs. John Rand. One day last week Mr. Felix Gerac caught a little rat at his cotton gin while Mrs. Rand was there. She requested him to give her the rat as she wanted to feed it to her cat. Mrs. Rand took the little rat home and gave it to the cat, but to her astonishment, the cat instead of immediately making a meal of the rat, lovingly took the little rat under her protection and adopted it into her family of young kittens. Stranger still the rat accepted Mrs. Cat as her mother and took its place in the family as if it were nothing unusual. They all play together and the mixed family seem as happy as could be. 
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1902.

To Whom It May Concern.

This is to certify that Messrs. PELLERIN BROS., of Lafayette, La., have the exclusive agency for the sale of our celebrated MURRAY HILL CLUB WHISKY in Lafayette. This well and favorably known brand of whisky, like all other good things, is imitated. Consumers can protect themselves against fraudulent imitations, by examining packages carefully. See that they are in their original condition, and bear our name and trade-mark.Signed at Cincinnati, this 13th day of March, 1902.

Pellerin Bros' Saloon. Headquarters for good Liquors, Cigars and Tobacco. Orders will be delivered at domicile. Phone 37.

Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1902.

Burglary at Demanade's. - Burglars broke into Demanade's store last Sunday night, but did not carry away a great deal, the loss will not amount to ever ten dollars. Whoever the thieves were, they were very bold, as they stopped to cut open a can of salmon and emptied it into some paper on the counter, and also took down a coat, searched it, and finding a letter opened it to see if it had any money. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1902.

School Board Proceedings.
Lafayette, La., April 3, 1902.

 At a regular meeting of the Board of School Directors, all the members were present as follows:  A. Olivier, Pres., Dr. R. O. Young, Dr. N. P. Moss, Jasper Spell, A. C. Guilbeau, S. J. Montgomery, Alex Delhomme, H. Theall, Pierre R. Landry.

 The minutes of the proceedings of the meeting were adopted without change.

 On motion duly seconded the president appointed Dr. Young and Mr. Guilbeau to appear before the city council with the committee of three, previously appointed for the purpose of asking for an appropriation to help maintain the town schools.

 A committee appeared before the board asking for the opening of the Cormier school in the sixth ward. The committee was assured that as soon as a licensed teacher made application, the school would be opened.

 On motion of Mr. Montgomery seconded by Mr. Spell, the board decided that, all things being equal, it would, in making appointments for the coming session, give preference to those applicants who will attend the summer school and Chautauqua during the entire time and make a creditable record.

 The superintendent was instructed so make a report according to his observations, during the summer school.

 It was moved by Dr. Young and seconded by Mr. Guilbeau that the superintendent keep the schools open as long as the funds would last, providing all schools be run for the same length of time.

 On motion of Dr. Young and seconded by Mr. Spell the secretary was instructed to order the parish treasurer to at once collect all money due the board from fines imposed by the district court, forfeited bonds and from all other sources whatever.

 The following persons were refunded $1, on presenting double poll-tax receipts :  Caroline Belonie, Charisse Belonie, Theolin Dupuis, Adrien Broussard and Gaston Labbe.

 On motion of Mr. Spell seconded by Mr. Montgomery the secretary was authorized to issue warrants against the contingent fund on the signature of the president.

 Dr. Young moved that a committee be appointed to appear before the police jury and ask for pay for a teacher of the fourth ward who had attended the summer school in Franklin for 9 days. The motion was seconded by Mr. Theall and carried, The President appointed Dr. Young and Mr. Alleman.

 On motion of Mr. Montgomery seconded by Mr. Landry the board appropriated $30 to defray the expenses of the superintendent at the convention to be held in Baton Rouge next May.

 On motion of Mr. Theall seconded by Dr. Young the board decided to rent land from the present date to the end of the year, in the school section near Royville in tracts to suit the renter, at two and half dollars per acre.

 The following bills were approved :
                 Respectfully submitted,
                       J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.
Lafayette, La., April 3rd, 1902.

 There being no further business the board adjourned.
A. OLIVIER, President.
L. J. ALLEMAN, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1902.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 4/12/1902.

 Misses Mabel Dautrive and Medora Lindsay are visiting friends in New Iberia.

 The Women's Literary Club held a most enjoyable meeting with Mrs. Dr. Martin Saturday.

 A dance was given at Falk's Opera House Wednesday night by the young men of the town. It proved to be a very pleasant and enjoyable occasion.

 It is stated that the annual parade of the Fire Companies next June will be the best of its kind in the history of the town.

 On the 26th of last month a fine saddle horse belonging to Mr. J. Montgomery was stolen. The horse is a young animal and has a white star on his forehead. There was also a wound on his left foot just above the ankle. His color is brown.

 Mr. Felix Demanade has sold to Sheriff Broussard and Mr. H. M. Durke a half interest in the Remick plantation. The consideration was $7,500. It is stated that Messrs. Broussard and Durke will put up a round bale press and also gins on the place, which consists of 400 acres.

 The Carencro Fair proved a grand success. Quite a large number of our citizens attended and enjoyed their visit greatly.

 The suit of the Robins' heirs against the estate of Benjamin Falk, etc., als. was decided Monday in favor of the heirs, by Judge Lewis of Opelousas, Judged Debaillon recused himself. The land in question was sold at tax sale many years ago, and the contest was made on the ground that the sale was illegal. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1902.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 12th, 1893:

 City of Mexico, April 9. - There is considerable excitement among the Catholics of this city over the alleged action of government authorities in detaining Miss Jesuita Lopez, a young lady and daughter of a prominent merchant, who left here last Tuesday for Lafayette, La., where she was to enter a convent as a nun. The reform laws of Mexico prohibit convents and no woman is allowed to take the veil. Miss Lopez, however, desired to enter a convent in the United States and her wishes were acceded to by her parents. She left here via the Mexican National road and had got as far as Saltillo, over 900 miles north of this city, when the train was boarded by police officers who took the lady off and accompanied her back to the City of Mexico.

 The authorities here claim that the brothers of the young lady were opposed to her entering a convent and ordered her detention, but Catholics claim that the arrest was made upon orders of the government authorities on the ground that the prisoner was attempting to violate the reform laws.

 The above dispatch appeared in the news columns of the Times-Democrat on Monday. An ADVERTISER reporter visited the Convent yesterday and in an interview with Mother Patrick, learned that she knew nothing in regard to the young lady. It hardly seems probable that young lady would have left her home in Mexico to come to Lafayette, with first having corresponded with those in charge of the Convent here. The (unreadable words) is probably a canard sent out (unreadable word) enemies of the Mexican government.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1893.

Railroad Accident. - Mr. Jimmie Younger, brakeman on the L. W. division of the S. P. met with a painful accident at Lake Charles on Monday. While making a coupling his hand became caught, mashing his fingers so badly that amputation was necessary. Mr. J. B. Comus met with a similar accident in the Lafayette yard on last Saturday night. 
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1893.

Expect Enforcement. - Marshal C. H. Bradley informs us that from this date on the city ordinance in regard to stock running at large in our streets will be strictly enforced. All stock found in the street after sun down will be taken up and impounded, and owners will therefore save themselves trouble and expense by keeping their stock off the streets. 
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1893.

B. Falk Adding Improvements.

 Mr. B. Falk has commenced work on the improvements he is going to make in the opera house. The painters have been at work during the past week, and a few of the opera chairs, with which the house will be re-seated, have arrived and been placed in position, and the balance will be put in position as soon as they arrive. When the contemplated changes are completed, they will add very materially to the comfort of the theatre going public. Mr. Falk is to be congratulated on his enterprise, and his action shows that he has much faith in the future of Lafayette. Our people should appreciate his efforts and give him their support. The drama is a splendid educator, and when a good show comes it should be well patronized. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1893.

District Court. - The criminal session of the district court was convened by Judge A. C. Allen last Monday morning. The Grand Jury was organized and Judge Allen delivered a most eloquent and impressive charge of the members of the jury, which instructed them in the most thorough and exhaustive manner, regarding their duties. The Grand Jury immediately went into executive session in the jury room. The Petit Jury drawn for the week was discharged, after which court adjourned until Tuesday. The term will probably be quite long, as a large number of cases are on the docket. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1893.

The Ladies' Meeting.
 Pursuant to the call published in these columns in last Saturday's issue, quite a number of ladies gathered at the beautiful home of Mrs. Judge Parkerson, last Monday evening, for the purpose of organizing to help the high school fund. It had been the intention of the promoters to rehearse for an operetta, the "Flower Queen," but they were unable to secure a copy from the publishers, and in consequence, decided to give a drama, with tableaux and music between acts.

 A committee was appointed, consisting of the Misses Nickerson, Trahan, Mudd, Hopkins, Torian, Lovenskjold, Kelly and Mrs. Biossat, to select the play and arrange the cast of characters, to report at a meeting to be held next Saturday, and we have no doubt that a fine and appropriate play will be chosen by the young ladies.

 It is the intention, we believe, to give the entertainment about the middle of May, and as a great deal of enthusiasm seems to exist among the ladies, we feel sure that it will prove a grand success. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1893.

No Place Like Lafayette. - 
Those who are tired of the cold, disagreeable climate of the north should move to Lafayette, and enjoy the pleasure of being kissed by the gentle, perfume laden, health-giving breezes of Southwest Louisiana, the Arcadia of the invalid; the paradise of the winter tourist, and the natural, all-the-year sanitarium of the whole Nation. A new lease of life is granted to all who come. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1893.

...From New Iberia...

New Iberia, La. - We have here a base ball club who can wipe the earth up with any club in the Attakapas. We would like to hear from any of the following towns: Jeanerette, Franklin, Abbeville, St. Martinsville, Lafayette and anything this side of of New Orleans. - Daily Iberian.

 ...Lafayette Answers Back...

 Would it not be well for our young men to organize a club, and go to New Iberia and take some of the conceit out of the club there. We are satisfied that you could do it boys. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1893. 


Summer Sprinkles. - 
We understand that one of our enterprising business men is perfecting his arrangement to run a "sprinkler" this season. The great trouble heretofore, has been in securing sufficient water, but he believes that the well on the old canning factory ground will furnish an ample supply, and we must devoutly hope that it may be so. 
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1893.



 School Board Proceedings.
  Lafayette, La., April 1, 1893.

 The Board of School Directors of the Parish of Lafayette met this day in regular session, with the following members present: Julian Mouton, President; Jasper Spell, D. Bernard, A. C. Guilbeau, Dr. W. W. Lesley, J. O. Broussard and J. S. Whittington. Absent: Harrison Theall.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 The Finance Committee reported that they had examined the books of the Treasurer and found the same correct, with a balance on hand of $3,978.20.

 The Treasurer transmitted the following report which was accepted:

 To the President and Members of the Board of School Directors, Parish of Lafayette:
    GENTLEMEN: - The following is a statement of the school funds, for past quarter:
               Respectfully submitted,
                          WM. CLEGG, Treasurer.

 Lafayette, La., April 1st, 1893.
     On motion duly seconded the following committee was appointed to examine the Sheriff's report of polls for the year 1893, and if found correct to give him a quietus for same: Messrs. Julian Mouton, J. O. Broussard, A. C. Guilbeau and J. S. Whittington.

 On motion of Mr. J. O. Broussard duly seconded, the directors of the 3rd and 5th wards were authorized to furnish their schools with desks and benches, and if necessary, to contract for any amount exceeding $25, for that purpose.

 On motion duly seconded the President of this School Board, he and is hereby specially authorized and instructed to institute suit against Mr. Thea Floyd of this parish for the collection of the rent of School lands.

 On motion of Mr. J. O. Broussard seconded by Mr. Jasper Spell the following resolution was adopted:

 Resolved, That the following named citizens of this parish be appointed as auxiliary visiting trustees for the several schools of the parish.

 Begnaud School, 1st ward, Messrs. Jules Dertuissard, Jean Begnaud and G. Mouton.

 Matthew School, 1st ward, Messrs. Alexander Delhomme, Basile Sonnier and P. A. Chiasson.

 Ridge School, 2d ward, Messrs. Starcus Hoffpauir, A. Perry and Abel Hoffpauir.

 Isle Des Cannes School, 2d ward, Messrs. B. Smith, John Nugent and Louis Whittington.

 Duson School, 2d ward, Messrs. Ben Avant, H. Hutchinson and Valery Boudreax.

 Lafayette White School, 3d ward, Messrs. C. O. Mouton, F. C. Triay and Dr. N. P. Moss.

 Mouton School, 3d ward, Messrs. Edmond Mouton, Joseph Banquet and F. Dupuis.

 Lafayette Colored School, Messrs. Paul Breaux, Baptist Stenten and Mose Williams.

 Royville School, 4th ward, Messrs. Domingue Bonnemaison, Alicde Duplex and Theodule Theriot.

 Broussardville School, Messrs. Amelien Ohnet, Gustave St. Julien and R. N. Bernard.

 Comeau School, 5th ward, Messrs. Damas Landry, N. Reaux and Amelien Boulet.

 Carencro School, 6th ward, Messrs. C. C. Brown, V. E. Dupuis and D. A. Dimitry.

 Roger's School, 6th ward, Messrs. Alcide Mouton, Vincent Hernandies and John Roger.

 Cormier School, 6th ward, Messrs. Joseph Portier, F. A. Broussard, Jr. and Armand Guilbeau.

 Isle Plette School, 7th ward, Messrs. J. S. Broussard, J. A. Labbe and A. Comeaux.

 Veret School, 7th ward, Messrs. D. E. Broussard, Alex. D. Verot and Honora Broussard.

 Whittington School, 8th ward, Messrs. Louis Lohi, C. Doucet and L. Guidry.

 Cormier School, 8th ward, Messrs. A. Landry, S. Cormier and Onezime Trahan.

 And that said trustees make quarter reports to this School Board of the conditions of the schools, and make needful suggestions in all matters relating to the schools they have in their as trustees.

 A petition from the colored citizens of the 4th ward, asking that the colored school at Royville be opened and that Mr. A. B. Johnson be appointed teacher, was received, and on motion said petition was referred to the director of said ward.

 On motion duly seconded the Superintendent was authorized to draw $20.00 from the contingent fund to defray his expenses in attending the Superintendent's Convention.

 The following rules to govern the schools of this parish were adopted:

 1st. The schools must open promptly at 9 a. m. and close at 4 p. m.

 2nd. The roll must be called at the opening and closing of school.

 3rd. Profane language and the use of tobacco in the school house or on the grounds positively prohibited.

 4th. There shall be a weekly and monthly examination and exhibition annually.

 5th. Text books must be uniform, using those adopted by the State Board. Each pupil must be supplied with the necessary books and writing materials.

 6th. Teachers must keep a daily register recording the name of the pupils as they enter school.

 7th. An annual report of the schools must be sent to the Superintendent by the first of January.

 The following accounts were approved:
 There being no further business, the Board adjourned.
H. E. TOLL, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1893.

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 4/12/1893.
 Still no rain.

 Chickens seem to be very scarce just now, very few being brought to market.

 Many people are complaining of the bad condition of the water in their cisterns.

 The interest in educational matters seems to be growing rapidly both in town and parish.

 The Little Diamonds are working hard drilling for their exhibition to take place on the 21st inst.

 The inspection of premises, in accordance with our city ordinance will begin at once, and will be effectually informed.

 Don't fail to see "My Mother-in-Law" at Falk's Opera House next Friday night. It is a clean legitimate play and is worth the patronage of all.

 The many friends of Dr. Raoul Trahan will be pleased to learn that he is to remain in Lafayette, he having decided to practice with his father.

 Our roads are very dusty just now, but a number of our young people took advantage of the delightful weather last Sunday, to take a ride out in the country.

 Mr. J. P. Buhler, who has been engaged in the boot and shoe business in Lafayette for some time past, has closed out his stock and removed to Algiers, where he will make his future home.

 Mr. Frank Stone, one of the popular engineers on the L. W. division of the Southern Pacific, was taken suddenly sick last Monday and was unable to take his run out. We hope he will be fully recovered in a short time.

 With a view of extending the value and usefulness of the ADVERTISER still more as an organ of the people of this section, we have decided to publish the paper partly to French, hereafter. We have reason to believe that this new feature will meet with much favor from the French speaking portion of our population. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1893.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 12th, 1890:

Those who were so fortunate as to attend the beautiful and imposing Easter services at St. John's Church were deeply impressive rendition of the music by the choir, which would have been a credit to a metropolitan church. Our choir is composed of ladies and gentlemen of Lafayette, who have attained their beauty and accuracy of execution under the careful and skillful leadership of Miss Alix Judice. Those participating in the singing Easter were Misses Alix and Louise Judice, Martha Mouton, Estelle Gerac, Mrs. C. H. Eastin, Mrs. Ed. Mouton, and Messrs. H. A. Eastin and H. H. Hohorst. The rendition of the organ music, under the delicate and refined touch of Miss Alex Judice, was especially beautiful. The congregation of St. John is proud of the excellent choir. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1890.

 Tuesday, suffering from another attack of "spring fever," we determined to enjoy a day of recreation among our friends in the beautiful Cote Gelee regions; so calling our old friend and stand-by, Arthur Greig, we "lit out." Arriving at Royville, we first met Dr. G. W, Scranton, who was just starting out on a professional tour. He is kept going almost continually, as there is some sickness in that neighborhoods - fevers, generally of a mild form. We called at his drugstore, where we met C. C. Labbe, the courteous and obliging young druggist. Judge A. Koenig dispenses justice near by, and also has a large blacksmith and wheelwright shop just across the street from Dr. S.'s drugstore. We also dropped in to Messrs. Young & Theall's, who have a large general store at about the centre of town, and are doing a good business. Near by is Dr. N. D. Young's drugstore, and a very neat one it is, presided over by Mr. Chas. Burgess, an accommodating and efficient druggist. Dr. Y. has a large practice in and around Royville. Messrs. Mouchet & Pellerin, two energetic young men, have recently opened a general store in the town, and as their enterprise deserves are doing well. They have also, a large blacksmith shop near by, with Mr. Edmond Decout as foreman. Further on, and near the Catholic Church, we came to the large and well arranged general store of Roy & Dupleix. From all apperances business is still brisk with them, and they have a large trade. Mr. Simonet LeBlanc presides over a handsome store, well stocked, and draws customers by his genial manner. Mr. Jacques Bonnemaison is proprietor of a first-class general store, and Mr. D. Bonnemaison, his son, (who is postmaster), has a neat and conveniently arranged postoffice in same building. Dr. A. L. Dyer, druggist and dealer in general merchandise has one of the most attractive and neatly arranged stores to be found in the country. Royville is remarkably well supplied with solid merchants, who supply the sinews of farming, and keep this rich and prosperous section of our parish alive and stirring. Roy's Hall, a very handsome edifice, looms up near the centre of town. It is a two-story building, with a large hail above, fitted with galleries on all sides. The lower story is divided into  rooms, in which the traveling public will always find that genial and courteous young man, Mr. Odillon Blanchet, ready to serve them at his bar with the choicest refreshments. The Catholic Church and presbytery is situated at the south end of town, and is a splendid piece of property, and we hope to see in the near future a temple worthy the place erected where the old church now stands. Rev. Father Chabrier is the zealous pastor in charge. While in Royville we were shown a pair of cuff buttons, made of alligator teeth and gold, which are really beautiful things, and show that the workman, Mr. Antoine Capo, is thoroughly versed in his trade. Royville has much improved since we last visited it. We are highly pleased to have met so many of our old friends at their homes, and are proud of the cordial reception they gave us.

 From Royville we journeyed to Broussardville. We were struck with the beauty of the growing crops along the road, which, like those between Lafayette and Royville, are in fine condition. At Broussardville we pulled up at the general store of Roy & Son, and found all busy waiting on customers. Adjoining is the handsomely arranged drug store of Latiolais & Estorge. Mr. Estorge is a competent druggist, and we are glad to know that the establishment is doing a good business. Messrs. Billaud, Estorge & Co. have a large and select stock of merchandise, and are doing a splendid business.  The Farmers' Alliance have recently erected a large and imposing two-story building in town, and last Sunday night gave a grand ball in their hall, which we learn was a complete success - socially and financially. The Alliance is composed of the most progressive farmers in that section of the parish. The officers are: J. G. St. Julien, President; A. A. Labbe, Moderator; A. Olivier, Preceptor; Lucien St. Julien, Chaplain; A. Montet, Superintendent, N. Reaux, Secretary; Alphonse Broussard, Treasurer; Clet LeBlanc, Doorkeeper; and they have a membership of 83. St. Julien & Billaud, blacksmiths are wheelwrights, are doing a splendid business in their line. One of the notable landmarks of the town is St. Julien's hall, Mr. Edmond St. Julien, proprietor; he is also the postmaster. Mr. R. U. Bernard keeps a general store, and also furnishes the "staff of life" for the town, having the only bakery in the place. We called upon our old friend Mr. Valsin Broussard, and found him in excellent health and spirits. At Broussardville we met with the most agreeable and cordial hospitality.

 On our way home we stopped at the "Half way House" of our friend Mr. J. O. Broussard, who supplies the good people of that section with dry goods, groceries, etc.; also, Mr. Aymar Comeaux, who is always prompt to set out refreshments for the weary traveler.

 Altogether, we had a delightful trip, and renewed many pleasant associations. Arthur Greig says the crow never flew over a finer country, and Arthur is no spring chicken. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1890.

Lafayette Building Association.
 At the election for Board of Directors of the Lafayette Building and Loan Association, held at Falk's Hall, April 9th, the following were chosen to constitute the board for the ensuing year: Chas. D. Caffery, E. H. Vordenbaumen, N. P. Moss, C. O. Mouton, A. J. Ross, J. O. Mouton and Arthur Bonnet. The new Board will meet on the 20th inst. to elect a president, vice-presidents, secretary and treasurer. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1890.

Base Ball. - The Camellia B. B. club, of Lafayette, according to schedule; played the Breaux Bridge boys, at Breaux Bridge, Sunday. Our boys were on their mettle, and scored 31 to their opponents' 8. It is now in order for Breaux Bridge to come down here and retrieve her laurels. The Camellia's express themselves as highly pleased with their trip. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1890.

New Postmaster. - Monday our post office was duly turned over to Mr. Paul Demanade, who has located the same on Vermilion street, in the storehouse formerly occupied by Mr. Veazey. In retiring from official life Mr. Simpson carries with him the confidence and highest esteem of our community. He has been a faithful and efficient officers, and may rest proudly upon his record. Of the new incumbent it is needless to say that his ability is equal to the emergency. Mr. Demanade is one of our prosperous merchants, and owes his success to his strict integrity and unvarying promptness. He will make a good postmaster. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1890.

A Memorable Birthday.
 Last Sunday night a lot of our young people, in honor of Miss Stella Trahan's birthday, tendered her an entertainment at the hospitable mansion of her father, Dr. J. D. Trahan. Their courtly host and his amiable and accomplished wife devoted themselves to the entertainment and pleasure of their welcome guests, and it is needless to say that it was a most recherche and enjoyable affair. The young folks reveled in pleasure 'til a late hour and reluctantly departed, fully appreciating the sentiment of the poet :

 "When Time, who steals our years away,
  Shall steal our pleasures too.
 The memory of the past will stay,
  And half our joys renew."

 Among those who participated were Misses Stella and Haydee Trahan, Minnie Bailey, Alix and Louise Judice, Estelle Gerac, Martha Mouton, and Zerelda Bailey ;  and Messrs. Raoul Trahan, Geo. Richard, Alfred and Sidney Mouton, Jno. Comeau, John LeBesque, Warren Gardiner, Felix Girard and Pierre Gerac.  Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1890.

City Council Proceedings.
 Lafayette, La., April 7th, 1890.

 The City Council met this day in regular session, and there were present:  W. B. Bailey, Mayor; J. G. Parkerson, A. J. Moss, Ed. Pellerin and John O. Mouton. Absent: O. J. Sprole, Pierre Gerac, and F. Lombard.

 The corporation attorney was instructed to acquire from Bennett Lilly the strip of land necessary to the opening of Garfield street at a cost of $100.

 The mayor reported that on the approval of a majority of the Council he had instructed the secretary to issue a warrant to Homer L. Monnier for the benefit of Charles, colored - aged, in-firmed and indigent.

 The attorney reported, that under resolution of last meeting he had approved claim of Police Jury for inquest on the body of Daniel Deserant, amounting to twenty dollars and twenty-five cents and issued warrant for same.

 The following account was approved:

 J. S. Gardemal, jailor ... $6.50

 Reports of collector and treasurer for quarter ending March 31st, 1890, were referred to the finance committee.

 And the Council thereupon adjourned.
 W. B. BAILEY, Mayor.
 CHAS. D. CAFFERY, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1890.

Police Jury Proceedings.
 Lafayette, La., April 7th, 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 of Mr. St. Julien the donation for a public road by the citizens of the 2nd Ward was accepted, and the same filed with the donations of Messrs. C. Trahan and Aime Landry.

 The following report was submitted:
     Lafayette, La., April 5th, 1890.

 To the Hon. Police Jury: Agreeable to your instructions, I have called upon the City Council of Lafayette and collected from them the amount due the Parish for inquest fees in the case of Daniel Deserent, suicide. Herewith find appended Treasurer's receipt for the same in the sum of $20.25.
                                 R. C. GREIG.
  The report was accepted with thanks.

 The Treasurer submitted his monthly statement as follows:

 To the President and members of the Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette:
     Gentlemen: - The following is a statement of the receipts and disbursements of parish funds since last report:
 Respectfully submitted,
                    WM. CLEGG,
                       Parish Treasurer.

 The committee appointed to trace a road in the first Ward made the following following report:

  To the Hon. Police Jury: We, the undersigned, jury of freeholders appointed to trace and lay off a public road in the First Ward of said parish, and to assess whatever damages may be sustained by the parties through whose land said road may pass, have traced and laid off said road, as more fully explained by plan hereto annexed. The following parties donate the road along their respective lands: Adolphe Dugat, Mrs. A. Martin, John Solarie, Alex. Duverge, Gerac Bros., Francois Booth, Mrs. O. C. Mouton, J. O. LeBlanc, Jean A. Begnaud, Martial Broussard, Mrs. Eugenie Boudreaux, Antoine Hebert.

 The following parties refuse to donate and we have assessed damages as follows: Valsin Andrus, $13.00; Dannouville Doucet, $5.00; Misses Boudreaux, $9.00; Adam Bourgeois, $10.00; Dominique Cayret, $10.00; Alex. Delhomme, $7.00; Alex. Duverges, $3.00; S. P. Alford, $3.00.

 Having concluded the work, we hereby submit this our report to your Hon. Body.

 On motion of Mr. St. Julien the report was accepted, the road declared a public highway, and the papers ordered filed.

 The following, by Mr. Brown, was adopted:

 Resolved, That the sum of $183, or as much thereof as will be necessary for the building of a public school house for white children of the 7th Ward, be and the same is hereby appropriated, subject to the direction of Hon. R. C. Landry. The President is authorized to issue warrant for the above amount on order of the member of said ward.

 A petition from Mr. Jasper Spell, member of the School Board from 2nd Ward, asking for an appropriation to be used in constructing a public school was read, and on motion of Mr. Hoffpauir the sum of $183 was appropriated for the building of a school house in the 2nd Ward, under identical conditions as imposed in the 7th Ward school.

 On motion of Mr. Brown the following was adopted:

 Resolved, That a jury of six freeholders be appointed to trace and lay off public roads in the 6th Ward as follows:

 Starting from the old Opelousas public road to Potier's Crossing on Coulee de I'lle; from Opelousas road at Anatole Breaux's to connect with the public road of 1st Ward leading to Scott road of the First Ward.

 The following jury was appointed to trace said road: Onezime P. Breaux, Jas. Potier, R. W. Elliott, Onezime H. Breaux, Adolph Guilbeau and Fernand Broussard.

 The following, by Mr. St. Julien, was adopted:

 Be it Resolved, That the Registrar is hereby requested to furnish a new set of poll books for use at the May election of 1890.

 On motion, duly made, Messrs. J. G. St. Julien, O. Theriot and A. A. Delhomme were appointed to examine the Treasurer's books, accounts, etc., and cancel his vouchers.

 By motion, duly made, the sum of $25 each was appropriated to Lucie Martin and _______ Sonnier, indigents.

 Mr. St. Julien moved that a committee from Vermilion in regard to the new bridge at Olidon Broussard's Ferry. Carried.

 The President appointed on this committee Mr. J. G. Julien.

 The committee appointed to examine the Treasurer's office made the following report:

           Lafayette, La., April 7th, 1890.
 To the Hon. Police Jury:

 Gentlemen: - We the undersigned committee appointed this day, to examine the account books, etc., of the Parish Treasurer, would respectfully report that we have performed the duty assigned us and have found the same correct in every particular, showing a cash balance in favor of the parish of $1,582.80.

 On motion of Mr. Hoffpauir, the account of I. A. Broussard, sheriff, for $338.40, was approved for the sum of $200, the latter amount being accepted by the sheriff as satisfactory.

 The account of Clerk A. M. Martin, for $25, for taking depositions in criminal cases, was approved for $15, and accepted by him as satisfactory.

 The following accounts were laid over:

 A. Gladu, expert testimony ... $20.00
 Leon Plonsky, sundries ... $12.90
 A. Koenig, Justice fees ... $11.70

 The following accounts were approved:
 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
C. P. ALPHA, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1890.

School Board Proceedings.
Lafayette, La., April 5th, 1890.

 The Board of School Directors of the Parish of Lafayette met this day in regular session with the following members present: O. C. Mouton, President; Jasper Spell, Dr. J. P. Francez, J. S. Whittington and T. Begnaud.  Absent: D. Hulin, S. LeBlanc and M. Billaud.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 The Finance Committee made the following report, which was on motion duly seconded and accepted.

 LAFAYETTE, LA., April 5th, 1890.

 To the Hon. School Board in and for Lafayette Parish:

 We the undersigned, standing Committee of Finance, beg leave to report that we have carefully passed over all the vouchers in the possession of the Treasurer up to date, and find that the same correspond with his books. The said vouchers were turned over by the Treasurer to the Secretary. We have actually counted the money on hand, and find that the amount of four thousand, nine hundred and seventy-seven and 18-100th dollars, which is in the treasury, corresponds with the books thereof, which are correct.
                   Respectfully submitted,
                                          O. C. MOUTON,
                                          H. E. TOLL.

 The Treasurer submitted the following report, which was accepted.

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

 The following is a statement of the receipts and disbursements of the Parish school funds since January 4th, 1890:
 Respectfully submitted,
                          WM. CLEGG, Treasurer School Fund.
      APRIL 5th, 1890.

 Statement of balances to the credit of the different Wards contingent fund and funds of the parish:
                 WM. CLEGG, Treasurer School Funds.

 The committee appointed at the last meeting to refund to the tax payers the poll taxes erroneously and doubly assessed, made the following report:

          Lafayette, La., April 5th, 1890.
 To the Hon. School Board in and for Lafayette Parish:

 The undersigned committee appointed to refund to the tax payers the poll taxes erroneously and doubly assessed, beg leave to report that we have drawn on the Treasurer fifty-two warrants to the persons and for the reasons set out in list marked D. hereto annexed and made part hereof. We have also passed over the poll book in the possession of the sheriff, and so far have gone over three wards, and find that the erroneous and double assessments, as shown by lists marked A, B and C, are 340.
                ORTHER C. MOUTON, C. H. BRADLEY.

 On motion, duly seconded the above report was accepted, and the committee requested to finish examining the poll books so as to ascertain the full amount of polls erroneously and doubly assessed.

 The following report was submitted by the Secretary, and was accepted:

         Lafayette, La., April 5th, 1890.
 To the Hon. President and members of the School Board in and for Lafayette parish:

 On Saturday, February 15th, 1890, I offered at public auction the following 16th sections, belonging to the School Board, for a lease of four years, as instructed by your Hon. Body at your last meeting.

 Section 16, T. 9.S. R. 3. E., containing 645.04 acres; section 16, T. 11. S. R. 5. E., containing 556.12 acres; and the N. E. 1/4 section 16, T. 9. S. R. 3. E. were bid in by James and Dr. R. C. Webb, of Rayne, for 12 1/2 cents per acre per annum.

 The N. W. 1/4 of section 16, T. 9. S. R. 3. E., was bid in by the same parties for 10 cents per acre per annum.

 The S. W. 1/4 of section 16, T. 9. S. R. 3. E., was bid by Wilman Bradford, of Rayne, for 80 cents per acre per annum.

 The S. E. 1/4 of section 16, T. 9. S. R. 3. E., was bid in by the same parties for 21 cents per acre per annum.

 The N. E. 1/4 of section 16, T. 11. S. R. 5. E., was bid in by Edward Provost for 75 cents an acre per annum.

 There were no bids offered for the balance of section 16, T. 11. S. R. 5. E.

   Respectfully submitted,
                            H. E. TOLL, Secretary.

 On motion of Dr. Francez, seconded by Mr. J. S. Whittington, the Treasurer was instructed to set aside the sum of $143.50 for the contingent fund.

 The resignation of Mr. P. Bicault, teacher of the Carencro school, was received and accepted.

 The following petition was received and read:

  DUSON, Lafayette Parish, La., Ward 2, April 1st, 1890.

 Petition to the Hon. Members of the School Board of this (Lafayette) Parish:

 GENTLEMEN:  We, the undersigned, citizens of Duson, in the 2nd Ward, feeling the need of education, hereby earnestly petition your Hon. Body to grant us a public school. We have a suitable building, and promises to send the number of children belonging to us as follows:

 On motion of Mr. Whittington, seconded by Mr. Spell, the foregoing petition was laid over on account of the small amount to the credit of the 2nd Ward.

 A petition from the colored citizens of Carencro, asking for a school, was read, and on motion was laid over.

 Mr. J. O. Broussard appeared before the Board, and stated that the citizens of the 7th Ward had raised by subscription a sufficient amount to build a school house, and that Mrs. Marcelin Verot offers to donate the land for the purpose, and asked that the Board establish a school at said place, and that Mr. Francois V. Comeaux offers to donate the land for the school house to be built by the Police Jury in said ward.

 On motion duly seconded and agreeable to the above, the President was authorized to accept the donation offered, and that schools be established at said places as soon as the school houses shall be finished.

 On motion of Dr. Francez, seconded by Mr. Whittington, the Treasurer, Wm. Clegg, was authorized to lease the school lands (not already leased) by private act without advertising, and for such price and for such length of time (not exceeding four years), as he in his judgment may see fit.

 The following accounts were approved:
 There being no further business the School Board adjourned.
O. C. MOUTON, President.
H. E. TOLL, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1890.

Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 4/12/1890.
 The weather the first part of the week was quite favorable to the crops. A shower Wednesday did a great deal of good. Wednesday night the wind veered to the North and Thursday was quite chilly.

 Mrs. Edmond Pellerin left Tuesday for New Orleans to spend some time with relatives and friends there.

 Miss Estelle Gerac, one of our charming and winsome young ladies, left Wednesday last to visit friends in New Orleans.

 The street committee is making rapid progress in cleaning out the ditches. Our drainage system works rapidly and effectively.

 We would suggest that it would be a very neat and proper move for the corporation to lay a plank walk system, which has proved to be such a comfort to our people, and is now regarded as a prime necessity.

 We are glad to note that our young friend Arthur Hebert, who has been confined to his bed and suffered intensely from a severe attack of inflammatory rheumatism for three weeks past, has had a favorable turn in his case and is on the the fair road to recovery.

 The Camellia Base Ball club, of Lafayette, according to schedule; played the Breaux Bridge boys at Breaux Bridge, Sunday. Our boys were on their mettle, and scored 31 to their opponents' 8.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1890.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of  April 12th, 1873:


 Our exchanges inform us that the negroes of the parish of Grant have driven all the office-holders out of the parish. Fearing the usual excesses of a mob, many families have fled to other parts for safety.

The offices were all in the peaceable possession of Republicans, but it seems they were all carpet-baggers and scalawags. The unpleasantness is no doubt a sequel of the proceedings had a large colored meeting in New Orleans not long since, in which they explained that the colored republican vote in the State 70,000 and the white republican 6,000, and yet their more acute and tricky white brothers occupied nearly all the offices.

 We are opposed to violence and mob rule, and sympathize with those families who were forced to leave for safety, but if this fight is between the colored republicans and their white office-holders -- we are not in -- that whirl-wind don't belong to us. Grant parish is not the only one where the colored republicans have just cause of complaint and ought to clean out their carpet-bag and scalawag masters. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1873.

Revillon Back. - We had the pleasure of welcoming home, yesterday, our friend L. P. Revillon, Esq., where he has been for several months. Mr. Revillon returns among us in excellent health and fine spirits, and with a diploma as Attorney and Counselor at Law. We wish our young friend success, and hope, at some future day, to see him the peer of the highest legal lights at the Louisiana Bar. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1873.

SUICIDE. - Treville Duhon, and old and respected citizen of this parish, committed suicide at his residence by shooting himself in the head with his revolver killing him. Mr. Duhon has always borne the reputation as an honest, hard working, sober man, and the only cause which led him to self destruction is supposed to be a violent bout of rheumatism, from which he has been suffering for some time, and which no doubt affected his mind and caused him to put an end to his existence. He leaves a wife and large number of children to mourn his loss ; but it is consoling to say, that he has left his family in possession of a neat farm and ample means of support. 
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1873.

Police Jury Proceedings.
April 1st, 1873.

 A special meeting having been duly called for this day, all the members were present except Mr. Leblanc.

 The reading of the minutes of the last meeting was dispensed with.

 The following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted:

 Whereas, that as the election held on the 4th of November last, the members of this body received the almost unanimous vote of the people of the parish for their respective wards to to wit: G. Dubau for the first ward, S. J. Montgomery for the second, Jean Bernard for the third, R. Leblanc for the fourth and R. C. Landry for the fifth ward ;  and whereas, we were duly declared elected and received a certificate to that effect from Gov. Warmoth and subsequently were duly and legally qualified:

 It is therefore resolved, That any other person or persons, pretending or intending to act as the Police Jury of this parish, by virtue of any authority whatever, are and will be considered usurpers and revolutionists, and their acts as such null and void.

 It is further resolved, That the President of this body, be and is hereby required by all legal means to maintain and protect the status of this body and to prevent any illegal acts of any other body intending or pretending to act as a Police Jury.

 Resolved, That the President is authorized to institute legal proceedings to force Fernest Martin, Collector of taxes, to a settlement of his collections for the Parish.

 Resolved further, That the President be and he is hereby empowered to retain assistant counsel to conduct and manage legal proceedings.

 The application of the Hyperion Band for the use of the Court House was refused by the following vote:  Mr. Bernard, yes, and Messrs. Montgomery, Landry and Dubau, No.

 On motion, the Police Jury adjourned subject to the call of the President.
G. DUBAU, President.
A. J. MOSS, Clerk.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1873.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 9th, 1909:

From the Lafayette Advertiser of April 12th, 1912:


 Manager Dietz informs us that within the next ninety days the Cumberland intends to make improvements here to the extent of $10,000 or more. Among the things to be done is to change the separate wiring out towards the Industrial Institute to cables and stringing cables on St. John and Washington streets.

 The Lafayette plant today is one of the best equipped to be found in any of the small towns and there is only one service that larger towns and cities have that we have yet to get and that is the flashlight system. We will get that when the town gets a move on and does does some considerable growing. But meantime the service we have is very satisfactory and answers all of our needs.

 The company has been very generous in the matter of equipment in Lafayette, and we owe them appreciation for it. Lafayette Advertiser 4/12/1912.   


Gentlemen With Children.

 Be ever gentle with the children God has given you; watch over them constantly; reprove them earnestly but not in anger. In the forcible language of Scripture, "Be not bitter against them."  "yes, they are good boys,"  I once heard a kind father say:  "I talk to them very much, but do not like to beat them."

 It was a beautiful thought, though not elegantly expressed. Yes; there is not one child in the circle round the table, healthful and happy as they look now, on whose head, if long enough spared, the storm will not beat.

 Adversity may wither them, sickness may fade, a cold world may frown on them, but amid all let memory carry them back to a home where the law of kindness reigned, where the mother's reproving eye was moistened with a tear, and the father frowned more in sorrow than in anger.

From the Philadelphia Press and in the Lafayette Gazette 4/12/1902.

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