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From the Lafayette Advertiser of May 10th, 1905:

 The fifth annual statement of the Lafayette Building and Loan Association has been sent out, and it makes a most satisfactory showing of the Association's business. The assets are given as $41, 039.35, liabilities as $27,3056.00 and the total net profits as $13,733.35, which is over 33 per cent on the amount invested, which averages nearly seven per cent per annum for the five years, showing that Lafayette Building and Loan Association stock is a desirable investment. And an attractive feature about it is, that stock can be purchased by payment of a very small amount each week, thus enabling people of limited means to invest their savings at a high rate of interest.
 And the Association not only benefits the investor, but those also who wish to own a home of their own; for it loans money to its stockholders in such a way that they can build and pay for their homes in monthly installments but little in excess of what would be paid in rent. In this way that they can build and pay for their homes in monthly installments but little in excess of what would be paid in rent. In this way during its five years of existence it has assisted a large number of people to own their own homes who otherwise would have paid their money away monthly and still be renters. Besides, as an institution, the Building and Loan Association is of great benefit to the town by adding yearly a large number of substantial homes which contribute to the beauty of the town and the comfort of its citizens.

 That its usefulness and advantage is appreciated is satisfactorily demonstrated by its success, and with Lafayette improving steadily a wider field of usefulness is ahead of it. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

Made a Free Rural Delivery Route by the Post-Office Department to Begin June 13th.
 A short time ago Postmaster Domengeaux received inquiries from the Post Office Department inviting suggestions from him as how the star route from Lafayette to Andrew could be improved and if it would be advisable to make it a free rural delivery route. In reply Mr. Domengeaux advised that the route be divided into two as it was entirely too long for satisfactory service, suggesting that a carrier be placed between Andrew and Maurice and another between Maurice and Lafayette.  He also heartily endorsed the proposition to make the route a free rural delivery one. Yesterday he received from the Department two copies of advertisements for bids for a mail carrier between Maurice and Lafayette in which it is stipulated that the carrier must deliver mail along the route to all persons who may request it of the Lafayette or Maurice postmaster.

 One of these advertisements of bids will be posted in the post office and the other at the clerk's office. All bids must be handed in by May 31 and must cover the period between June 13, 1905 and June 30, 1906.

 The establishment by the government of this free rural delivery will be greatly appreciated by residents along this route, as their mail will be delivered in their boxes daily, and even those living somewhat off the road can enjoy its benefits, for they can place their mail box on the road and have the carrier leave their mail as he passes.

 This rural delivery route is a beginning and it is only a question of time when its benefits will be extended to other routes. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

Night Watchman. - A number of business houses have jointly employed Mr. Mentor Richard as a night watchman. He will watch the business section extending from the Lacoste Hardware to Mr. Rosenfield's.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

Games Thursday and Friday. - Two fine games of ball will take place Thursday and Friday between Lafayette and Abbeville. Don't miss them if you enjoy good ball. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

Mr. Harriman's Ideas Embodied in Machine Which Will be Given Long Distance Test Over the Rails - Railway Men Enthusiastic Over the Motor.

  [From the N. O. Times-Democrat.]

Chicago, May 2. - To celebrate the completion of the first gasoline motor car for railroad purposes, E. H. Harriman has approved a plan for an ocean to ocean tour of the novel machine just finished and turned over to the Union Pacific Railway. Officers of the Southern and Union Pacific and Oregon Railway and Navigation roads in Chicago are now arranging for an elaborate long-distance test of the new car, which embodies the ideas of Mr. Harriman himself, who some eight months ago  stated to his officers the conditions of the problem which they have now solved.

 It is intended to operate the car from Omaha to Portland, Ore., exhibit it a few days at the Lewis and Clark Exposition, thence run to San Francisco over the Shasta route, from there to Los Angeles, from the latter city to New Orleans, and thence to Chicago via St. Louis. When the car reaches Chicago it will make a speed and hauling power run from this city to Milwaukee and return. After this the motor will be taken to New York via Buffalo, and from Gotham back to Omaha by way of Washington, Pittsburg and Chicago, thus circuiting the continent. This for the purpose of testing its long distance abilities, power on grades and to satisfy the curiosity of railroad men between the two oceans who have manifested unusual interest in the innovation. At all important places ample time will be allowed for inspection of the novel machine.

 Recently the motor made the run from Omaha to Grand Island, Neb., 154 miles, in five and one half hours, and average speed of twenty-seven and one-half miles an hour. The maximum speed on this run was forty miles an hour, and but for the fact that the car is not yet fitted with full trucks, only four wheels being under it, a much higher speed could have been attained. The machinery ran cool the entire distance and the car arrived in Grand Island in first class condition. Officers of the Union Pacific are enthusiastic over the success of the transportation history-making machine, and finding no defects or weak spots in it, do not hesitate to pronounce it a practical motor car for railroad work. The motor is capable of hauling at least one heavy passenger coach over moderate grades. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

Dental Specialist at Gordon Hotel.
Dr. Smith, the Dental Specialist now at Gordon Hotel, comes well recommended, having practiced in Southern Louisiana during the winter season for the past five years. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

Band Concert.
 Next Sunday the Sontag Lafayette Concert Band will give a concert at the new public school grounds from 6 to 9 p. m. and will render the following delightful program:

1. March "Excursion Party."
2. Waltz "Calanthe."
3. Intermezzo "Anons."
4. Selection "Blaze Away."


5. March "Double Eagle."
6. Fantasia "Facilita."
    W. Scott Heywood.

7. Waltz "Symphis."
8. Selection Von Tilzer's Hits.


9. Mexican Danza "Media Noche."
10. Intermezzo "Passion Dance."
11. Intermezzo "An Afternoon Tea."
12. March "Chilkoot."
Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

Two Story Frame Building, Corner Sixth and Railroad Avenue Burned. No Insurance. Loss About $1,200.
 Monday about 1:30 p. m., the two story frame building on Sixth street and Railroad avenue, was discovered on fire. The alarm was given by the whistling of the engines in the Southern Pacific yard and in a few moments an immense crowd had gathered. The fire department got on the scene promptly and by two o'clock had the fire well under control, placing some more fine work to their credit. Owing to the fact that the wind was blowing in the opposite direction from it, the Sunset hotel, which was not more than 30 or 35 feet away, was saved, but it required the hardest kind of work by the firemen to do it. Praise is due those who stood in the narrow space between the buildings, notwithstanding the intense heat, and fought the fire at close quarters, and it is doubtful  if they could have remained there, had they not thought of taking some of the doors of the hotel and using them for screens.

 Beyond considerable damage to the roof the Sunset hotel was not much injured, but some loss was occasioned by the hurried removal of the furniture. The other building was occupied by negroes and in the rear was a fruit store. The property was owned by a colored woman, the widow of Eugene Vallette. No insurance. Loss about $1,200.

 The only casualty during the fire, as far as could be ascertained, was suffered by Mr. Felix Mouton who was accidentally struck just above the eye by a plank. The injury was painful but not serious. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

Better Insure. - It was a lucky thing that the wind was blowing northerly during Monday's fire. Had it been blowing in the opposite direction, even with the able assistance of the fire department many homes would have burnt to the ground. Don't put off having your property INSURED. Call or phone Nickerson Bros. and they will write up your insurance for you. 
Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905. 

Police Jury Notes.
A regular session of the Police Jury was held Thursday.
 Messrs. Breaux and Mouton reported as to assessor's salary and road tax receipts.

 Messrs. Brown, Verot, Judice, Moss and Alleman appeared before the Jury and requested them inviting government co-operation through the director of public enquiries, the Hon. Martin Dodge, in the construction of one or more sample roads as an object lesson and for future guidance. After some discussion the Jury passed the resolutions along the lines requested and also appropriated $250 for the purpose. Dr. Moss was authorized to attend to the details of the experiment.

 Three drainage commissioners were appointed in each ward to see to the drainage and widening of the roads.

 A large delegation from the second ward petitioned for a change in the dog ordinance. The jury complied by placing the tax at 50 cents, ordering 50 cents refunded all who had paid $1.00 and prohibiting constables from entering premises to kill dogs. Dogs to be protected must be assessed.

 Messrs. Breaux and Boudreaux were authorized to rebuild bridges over Coulee Mines and McBride's coulee.

 It developed at the meeting that several members were in favor of the contract system of working the roads. Mr. Spell of the second ward had advertised for bids. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

 There is no subject at the present time occupying a larger share of public attention than that of good roads. Their value both in economy and convenience has come to the clearly recognized and a determined and persistent effort is being made all over the country, especially in the South, to solve the problem of road construction to effect the best results with the least expenditure of time and money. And in this effort the Federal government through the Department of Agriculture has been an active participant. For a number of years experiments with all kinds of years experiments with all kinds of soil and under all kinds of conditions have been conducted to ascertain the most effective method of building permanent roads in every section of the Union.

 From the experimentation the government has obtained date which enables the expert road-builders to give demonstrations of road building showing a practical solution of the question, and the services of these government experts are offered free to any parish or county that desires them.

 Recently upon the request of the people of Baton Rouge, while the State and National Good Road's Conventions were in session, the Department of Agriculture had their experts build a piece of good road there. An extract from the Baton Rouge published in another column states that the work was highly successful, the road remaining firm notwithstanding heavy rains and heavy traffic.

 An actual demonstration of how to build such a piece of road, and the road is said to last ten years with but little repair, should be of the greatest value to any community. And as the roads in Lafayette parish lack much of being what they should be, to say the least, without doubt the people of the parish generally will learn with satisfaction that the School Board and Police Jury have both passed resolutions asking that the government experts be sent here. Should the request be granted as in all probability it will be, neither their services nor the use of the road machinery which will be forwarded here, will cost the parish one cent. The government gives all free. Absolutely the only expense will be for ordinary labor and material, which, of course, the people here will have to pay for, and as to how much money will be required for those purposes depends entirely upon how long a stretch of road is wanted built. To assure the building of a sample piece of road and provide that the necessary material and labor he secured, in case the government responds to the request of the parish bodies, the Jury appropriated $2.50; for which progressive spirit and when effort to obtain valuable instruction in dealing with the real problem, they deserve special commendation.

 The Jury and School Board have made the proper move towards the proper move towards securing this demonstration work, now it remains, should the government send its experts here, for the people of the town and parish to contribute individually and liberally to purchase material to build a sufficient length of road to absolutely test the work. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

First of the Season. - Sunday the base ball season was opened at the ball park with a good game between Lafayette and Breaux Bridge. A large crowd was present and followed the game with close interest and great enjoyment. The batteries were Crouch and Suarez for Lafayette and Delahoussaye and Love for Breaux Bridge. Both did excellent work. There were a few errors during the game, but considering this was the first of the season the players all did well. The game was close, 7 to 6, favor of Lafayette. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

At the Episcopal Church. - Bishop Davis Sessums of the diocese of Louisiana will confirm a class in the Episcopal church here Sunday, May 14, at 11 o'clock a. m. Devotional services will be conducted at 8 o'clock p. m., also. A sermon will be preached by the Bishop at both services. The public are cordially invited to attend these services. 
Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905. 

Lafayette Cotton Growers Association Meets at Court House Yesterday.

 A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Lafayette Cotton Growers Association was held yesterday at 11 a. m. at the court house with the following members present: M. Billeaud, Jr., president; P. B. Roy, J. Edmond Mouton, R. C. Greig, and W. A. LeRosen.

 Secretary Greig read letters from Paul M. Potts, of Natchitoches, president of the Louisiana Division of the Southern Cotton Growers Association, asking for report and urging the need of funds. He spoke encouragingly of the prospect of a general reduction in cotton acreage.

 By resolution Treasurer LeRosen was instructed to send one-half of all amounts collected to the State Treasurer as provided by the State constitution of the Cotton Growers Association. He was also authorized to pay bills O. K.'d by President Billeaud.

 The following is a brief statement of reports from various wards:
 Ward 1. J. B. Dugas, vice-president. Reports doing very well.

 Ward 2. Dr. A. O. Clark, vice-president. No report.

 Ward 3. J. Edmond Mouton, vice-president. Had secured about 70 signatures and collected $16.80 which he had turned over to treasurer.

 Ward 4. P. B. Roy, vice-president. Had secured 60 names and collected $1.75.

 Ward 5. J. H. Bernard, vice-president. Mr. Billeaud reported reduction of 40 per cent and turned over $10.00 to treasurer.

 Ward 6. Albert Guidry, vice-president. No report.

 An estimate made by the members present from information possessed by them, places the average reduction in cotton acreage for the parish at 20 per cent,
    The meeting adjourned subject to call. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

Negro Killed. - Saturday about one p. m. a negro named Ephraim Lane was shot and killed at Herpin's Saloon by Mr. Ovey Herpin. The negro was drinking and was very abusive. Mr. Herpin tried to quiet him, but failing, attempted to eject him whereupon the negro seized a bottle to attack Mr. Herpin who shot in self defense. He surrendered to the sheriff immediately afterwards. A coroner's jury was empaneled within an hour and after hearing the evidence, rendered a verdict of justifiable homicide. Mr. Herpin was released. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

 Passed Board of Medical Examiners.
Yesterday's Picayune publishes the names of R. K. Comeaux, John Tolson and J. O. Duhon among the successful candidates for medical practice. 
Laf. Advertiser 5/10/1905.

 Nearly Finished. - N. Abramson's handsome new two story brick store is rapidly nearing completion and when finished will be another ornament to the town. Mr. Abramson expects to move into his new store about June 1. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

No Deal Made. - A. H. Angelo, of Morgan City, spent several days last week looking over large timber tracts adjacent to the town with a view to buying and putting up a saw mill, but no deal was made.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

 New Council Qualifies. - Yesterday morning all the members of the new city council, their commissions having, with the exception of Dr. G. A. Martin, who refused to qualify, assembled at the clerk's office and qualified, and expect to hold a meeting this week, perhaps to-day.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

 Fine Strawberries. - Wednesday last Mr. Gabriel Beadle brought some very large and fine strawberries to this office, which he had raised. They were excellent evidence that Lafayette soil is well adapted to raising this delicious fruit. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

Lafayette Should Fall in Line.
 The Picayune of May 7 contains the following special from Donaldsonville, La., date May 6.

 The $56,000 bond issue authorized at today's election will be used for the purpose of building a modern high school building and extending the water works system. Of the issue $25,000 will be used for the new school building, and it is confidently expected that the Police Jury will appropriate a like amount, making a total of $50,000 for the erection of the new school building, thus insuring to Donaldsonville a high school building equal to any in the State outside of New Orleans. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

Woman's Club Euchre.
 A notable social affair of the week was the delightful euchre party given by the Woman's Club to their husbands and gentlemen friends on Thursday evening at the Gordon. Twelve games were played and at the close it was found that Miss Rose DeBlanc, who had won eleven games, was entitled to the first ladies' prize, a beautiful cut glass dish. Miss Nina Melancon won the second prize, a lovely dish, and Mrs. S. A. Adams got the booby prize a very pretty vase. Mr. Polk captured the gentlemen's first prize, a fine silk umbrella; Mr. Shubert, the second prize, a knife; and Mr. Jno. Givens carried away the booby, three little geese - a cute paper weight.

 Those present were: Mmes. W. S. Middlemas, Tom Hopkins, E. Polk, J. C. Nickerson, John S. Givens, C. K. Darling, F. E. Davis, S. A. Adams, Leo Judice, B. J. Pellerin, J. A. Roy, D. Schwartz, E. L. Stephens, Frith of Bunkie, L. F. Salles, W. Breeding, C. M. Parkerson, B. Clegg, T. N. Blake, J. A. Martin, Baker, W. A. LeRosen. Misses Viola Young, Tavie Cayret, C. Riis, M. Leftwich, Hattie Shannon, Rose DeBlanc, Edith Trahan, H. D. McLaurin, Fadra Holmes, Ruby Scranton, Lea Gladu, Anna Foules, Nina Melancon. Messrs. W. S. Middlemas, F. Sontag, John Givens, J. E. Nusz, F. E. Davis, D. Schwartz, H. P. Beeler, Leo Judice, Felix Salles, W. Breeding, Chas. Parkerson, F. E. Girard, J. D. Wheelerhan, K. R. Hood, G. W. Berry of New Orleans, W. A. Stephenson, W. Payne, P. Sonubert, J. C. Nickerson, E. Polk, W. A. LeRosen, W. J. Avery. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

 Woman's Club on Saturday.
 Mrs. B. J. Pellerin entertained The Woman's Club Saturday May 6 at her beautiful new home on Johnston Street. After all business was transacted, the following program was rendered:

 Civil Government, The Parish Officers.....Mrs. John Givens.

 A talk upon the old Napoleonic Laws.....Mrs. Riis.

 Song.....Miss Leftwich.

 Music...Miss Lea Gladu.

 Little Miss Martha Pellerin favored the club with a song sung in her usual bright catchy way.

 The club adjourned to meet May 20 with Mrs. Stephens, after which delightful refreshments. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

New Lumber Shed and Office.
 In order to meet the requirements of his extensive business and provide facilities for convenient and satisfactory handling of his immense stock of lumber and building material, Mr. A. E. Mouton has just completed a substantial shed 30 x 134 feet, two stories in height. On the south end is a two story office roomy and well arranged. On the west and south sides are wide sheds which will afford protection from the sun and make the office comfortable and cool during the summer. The improvements add very much to the appearance of that part of town. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.

Teachers' Club Meeting.
 The last meeting of the Teachers' Club will be held at the Institute Saturday, May 13, at 2 p. m. The following interesting program will be carried out.

 1. What the Alexandria meeting of the State Teachers' Association did for us, Dr. E. L. Stephens.

 2. Our Summer Schools, W. J. Avery.

 3. Closing Exercises, E. F. Gayle. 
Laf. Advertiser 5/10/1905.

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

 All our reports from the country this week indicate the favorable progress of the cane crop and although the proverbial "green field on the first of May," the Creole's definition of excellence, is not everywhere in evidence, it is to be seen to a greater or less extent throughout the sugar district. The crop is rapidly catching up for lost time and, and in general, the outlook at present can be pronounced distinctly encouraging, except in one particular, and that is that the grass is growing as fast as the cane, and even "going it one better," and an opportunity to get at the work of cleaning the crop is anxiously awaited. Frequent rains and shortage of hands have both initiated against this work.

 From the La. Planter and Sugar Mfr. and in the Lafayette Advertiser of 5/10/1905.   

Police Jury Proceedings.
May 4, 1905.

 At the called meeting of the above date the following members were present: Alex Delhomme, Jasper Spell, Arthur Roy, N. P. Moss, Arthur Comeaux, J. H. Bernard; A. D. Verot, C. C. Brown and Alcide Judice.

 The reading of the minutes was dispensed with.

 A committee from Royville, composed of Dr. Young, Messrs. Theall, Dyer, Overton Cade, Domingue Landry, Dr. Duplex, and the Rev. Father Roguet, appeared before the Board and proposed to raise funds for building and furnishing the school house at Royville and to turn over to the School Board as public school property. The money is to be loaned without interest. In consideration of the above proposition the School Board adopted the following resolutions on motion of Mr. Roy.

 Whereas, the demand for new and larger school houses is far in advance of the collection of the special tax dedicated to that purpose, and the School Board is without means to supply the demand for school houses as rapidly as increasing attendance and other conditions make it desirable to do, and
 Whereas the following citizens residing in the 4th Ward of the Parish have tendered to the School Board the use, for a term of two years, without interest, of the necessary funds to construct and furnish a modern school building in the town of Royville: Rev. Father Roguet, D. Landry, H. Theall, Dr. P. A. Dupleix, J. L. Cook, Overton Cade, H. David, A. L. Dyer, J. H. David, T. Trahan, O. Blanchet, Drs. Young and Comeaux.

 Therefore be it Resolved, that the Parish School Board does hereby accept the foregoing proposition, and thanks and commends these public spirited citizens for their valued contributions in this manner, to the cause of public education and is confident that they will reap a rich reward in the benefits which will be certain to flow to the children and citizenship of their community as a result of their generous action.

 On motion duly seconded and carried the president of the School Board was authorized to purchase from A. Judice & Son a site for the new Scott School for the sum of $500.00. The Building Committee was authorized to have specifications and a bill of material made for the Scott school.

 Messrs. Roy, Moss and Alleman were authorized to purchase a safe for the safe-keeping of the valuable documents of the Board.

 The following committee was appointed to wait on the town Council and request an appropriation for the support of public schools: Messrs. Rot, Brown, Moss, Judice, and Alleman.

 A committee from the School Board presented the following preamble and resolution to the Police Jury.  

  Whereas the question of good roads bears an intimate and important relation to the schools, especially the rural schools upon which so largely depends the education of the farming element of the population, to whom the world owes the highest consideration, and
     Whereas, as school officers and good citizens, we feel a direct responsibility in securing for Lafayette parish a system of public highways which will make travel and traffic safe and convenient in all conditions of weather, and
    Whereas, we are convinced that one of the first and most practical steps to be taken in this direction is to learn how to construct properly and economically, permanent road beds, be it
      Resolved, That the School Board hereby earnestly petitions the Police Jury of this parish to officially invite government co-operation through the director of public roads enquiries, the Hon. Martin Dodge, in the construction of one or more sample roads as an object lesson for our future guidance in such work; and be it further
    Resolved, That the School Board of the parish of Lafayette, Louisiana, does hereby heartily join the Police Jury in this application for government co-operation in road building.
    The following bills were approved:
Lafayette Gazette...$8.25
Lafayette Advertiser...$28.98.
Lafayette Gazette...$2.00.
    There being no further business the Board adjourned.
N. P. MOSS, President.
L. J. ALLEMAN, President.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1905.


From the Lafayette Gazette of May 10th, 1902:


If newspaper reports are to be believed the Houston, Beaumont and New Orleans railroad will be built within the next two years. Several routes have been mentioned but none seems to have been decided upon. Wouldn't it be possible to have the new road strike this town? It is surely worth the attention of this community. The Gazette suggests that the Business Men's Association take up the matter at once and see what can be done. We will gain nothing by a supine indifference, while by making an intelligent effort in the proper direction we may accomplish a great deal. It may be that action in this matter will fail to secure this particular road, but it can only result in calling attention to this rapidly growing section of the State. Our business men should make a stir. Beside this projected road there are other things that may be gotten for Lafayette. Lafayette Gazette 5/10/1902.

Judge Debaillon in Town.

 Judge Debaillon came up from Crowley last Saturday and spent a day with his family. The large volume of criminal and civil business in this district keeps the judge busy nearly all the time. Considering the large amount of litigation and the salaries paid to other judges who have much less work to do, the compensation of the judge of this district is clearly inadequate. The judges in St. Landry, St. Mary and the St. Martin-Iberia district receive $3,000 a year, while the judge of this district is paid only $2,500. Based either upon population or volume of business transacted, the judge of this district is at least entitled to as much salary as the judged of the districts we have mentioned. There was absolutely no reason to fix the salary in this district $500 lower than the amount accorded to other districts smaller in population and with less litigation. The Gazette calls the attention of the Lafayette and Acadia representatives to this injustice. Lafayette Gazette 5/10/1902.    


City Council Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., May 6, 1902. - A regular meeting of the City Council was held this day, Mayor Chas. D. Caffery presiding. Members present: A. E. Mouton, F. Demanade, H. Hohorst, F. E. Girard, G. A. DeBlanc, J. O. Mouton.

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

 The following reports were accepted as read:

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 The above report was approved.

 Moved and seconded, that Mr. G. A. DeBlanc correspond with Standard Electric Co. for reduction in charge or rewinding armature. Carried.

 The following bills were approved:

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 Moved and duly seconded, that the petition of Phil Crouchet and others be referred to street committee for investigation to be reported upon at next regular meeting. Carried.

 On motion of Mr. G. A. DeBlanc, seconded by A. E. Mouton, the following resolutions were adopted:

 Be it ordained by the City Council, That the bonds voted to be issued by the property tax-payers of this town at the special election of April 3, 1902, be duly issued and offered for sale by public advertisements and that sealed bids be called for from prospective buyers, and that the mayor and finance committee be charged with disposition of said bonds as herein provided. The entire matter to be reported to Council before final action is taken. Carried.

 Moved by G. A. DeBlanc, seconded by F. Demanade, that a committee of seven with the mayor as chairman, composed of three members of the Council and three citizens outside of Council, be appointed to investigate the matter of a site for the proposed High School and to obtain all information possible in regards to same, and make report thereon at next meeting. Carried.

 Committee - C. D. Caffery, Judge Julian Mouton, J. C. Nickerson, Wm. Campbell, H. H. Hohorst, F. E. Girard, F. Demanade.

 Moved by J. O. Mouton, seconded by G. A. DeBlanc, that $50.00 be appropriated to help defray the expenses of building a band stand for use of the Sontag Military Band. Said stand to be erected in any public park which the town may hereafter obtain. Adopted.

 There being no further business the Council adjourned.
C. D. CAFFERY, Mayor.
Lafayette Gazette 5/10/1902.

 Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., May 1, 1902. - 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, J. O. Blanchet, Alex M. Broussard, Saul Broussard and Alonzo Lacy. Absent: Jno. Whittington.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 Mr. Blanchet reported the D. O. Broussard ferry sunk and by motion he was authorized in conjunction with Vermilion authorities to have same raised and repaired.

 Mr. Mouton reported abatement of nuisance attributed to discharge of water on the public highway by the Cotton Oil Company.

 Mr. Mouton reported also that the jail pipes were now working well and no repairs were needed at present.

 The committee appointed to settle with the parish submitted the following report which was adopted:

 Lafayette, La., April 26, 1902. - To the Hon. Police Jury:  Your undersigned committee, appointed to investigate the treasurer's office and make settlement for all funds entrusted to him, would respectfully report having examined all records and vouchers of said office and carefully checked all funds receipted and disbursed. The following general statement shows the findings to the respective funds since Sept. 19, 1901.

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 The treasurer having accounted for all funds your committee has granted him a quietus up-t0-date.
                             JNO. BUCHANAN, JOHN WHITTINGTON, R. C. GREIG,
                               Lafayette, La., April 26, 1902.

 Mr. Duha Comeaux appeared and complained of a dam erected by Mr. Clebert Savoie. As the dam in question was on private property and did not affect the public highway the Jury could grant no relief.

 By motion of Mr. Alex Broussard the following Jury of freeholders was appointed to trace and lay out a public road forty feet wide, from Bayou Queue Tortue south to public road leading to Evariste Navarre's: Paul Bonin, Arthur Bonin, Pierre Richard, Omer Constantin, Oscar Benoit and John Servat. Said Jury shall upon due qualification be authorized and empowered to expropriate property owners in the tracing and fixing of said road.

 Mr. H. M. Durke appeared and represented that the acceptance of certain donations the public road to Abbeville, left bank, could be shortened by seven or eight miles. Mr. Durke offered to haul all lumber needed for two bridges, assist in building same and grade the entire new section of road at his own cost. The Jury authorized the proposed change and allowed $20 for superintendent of construction.

 A petition from the citizens of Carencro praying for the construction of a bridge upon one of the main thoroughfares of the town was read and by motion of Mr. Mouton, Mr. Saul Broussard was authorized to comply with the prayer of petitioners provided the expense shall not exceed $75.

 Constable L. F. Hebert, of the 4th ward, appeared and asked remuneration for services rendered as deputy sheriff during the incapacity and since the decease of Constable T. Baudoin. The Jury decided to date contract with Constable Hebert from his qualification as Constable.

 On certification by Clerk Voorhies the Jury ordered the sum of $426 polls retained paid into the public school fund of the parish.

 A communication from the Vermilion Police Jury asking for the appointment of committee to fix the boundary line between Lafayette and Vermilion parishes was read and by motion referred to the attorney.

 The treasurer submitted his monthly reports as follows:

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

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 Respectfully submitted.
                          J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer, Lafayette, La., May 1, 1902.

 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:

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 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
M. BILLEAUD, JR., President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 5/10/1902.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of May 10th, 1902:

 Races at The Surrey Park.
   Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8.
  The Lafayette race track will be formally opened on June 7 and 8 by a number of fine races. Many good horses have been entered for the races, and all lovers of the sport will get a treat that will be only an earnest of the high character of races, lovers of fast horses have in store for them in the future. To make the affair interesting to the people of the parish generally, a special pony race, to which all ponies in the parish 14 hands high are admissible, will be run, and a handsome gold watch will be given to the winner. Further particulars will be given later. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1902.

About the High School Site. - The city council at its meeting Monday appointed a committee of seven to investigate the matter of a site for the proposed High School and to obtain all information in regard to same and report thereon at the next meeting of the council. The committee is composed of the following gentlemen: Messrs. C. D. Caffery, Judge Julian Mouton, Wm, Campbell, J. C. Nickerson, H. Hohorst, F. E. Girard and F. Demanade.

  The Advertiser is glad to note that efforts towards securing a site for the new school have begun, and trust that the committee will have has success in finding a location that is in every way suitable. By suitable, of course, it is understood that the school should be located as near to the center of town possible. Under no condition, not even if the land were donated, should the school be placed so as to make it work a hardship on the children. It must be remembered that little children 5 and 6 years old will attend and they should not be forced to walk to far. The school is to be for the convenience and the profit of the children, and in giving a location convenience and accessibility should be the first consideration. Plenty of play ground and shade, if possible, but plenty of play ground by all means is of equal importance. Convenience and large grounds are the essentials and the Advertiser trusts that the committee will consider no location lacking theses. As this is to be a permanent home for the school let there be no mistake. It is far better to pay somewhat more to secure the right site, than to accept as a gift a place entirely unfit. The people of Lafayette do not want any mistake made this time. 
Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1902.

Mechants' Protective Association. - A number of our merchants met on Thursday night and organized a Merchants' Protective Association with the following officers: C. O. Mouton, President; Felix Demanade, Vice-President; and B. J. Pellerin, Secretary. The organization has a number of objects in views and will be a great importance to the merchants and people of Lafayette. In next week the Advertiser will explain the purpose of this association which it most heartily endorses. 
Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1902.

First Locomotive in Laf. to Burn Fuel Oil. - The first locomotive equipped with oil burners passed here Wednesday, with Mr. J. F. Emery at the throttle. Master mechanic, J. W. Nicholls says that in 60 days all the engines of the Southern Pacific Railroad will use fuel oil.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1902.

Friday's Festival.

 Given by the Ladies of the Episcopal Church was a great success.

 The receipts Amounted to $150.

 The Sontag Military Band Discoursed Sweet Music.

 The Festival and May pole dance given at Parkerson's grove by the ladies of the Episcopal Church on last Friday evening was a great success socially and financially. A large crowd was present and each and everyone enjoyed the evening immensely. The fish pond was a steady source of pleasure and merriment. Many of the prizes caught were useful and valuable. During the entire evening the Sontag Military Band discoursed sweet music and added much to the pleasure of the occasion. The ladies cleared something over $150.00. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1902.

 Will Be Photographed. - The members of the Century Club baseball team are requested to be on the grounds to-morrow to have their picture taken. For further particulary see the caption of the team, Dr. H. O. Beeler. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1902.

 Races. - Races will take place at Martial Hebert's track, Sunday, June 1st, between Daisy B, belonging to H. P. Mouton of Scott, and Nora L, belonging to Leon Pitre of Opelousas. Purse $400.00. Distance, 5 arpents. Other races will take place on same day. Refreshments, Dinner, Gumb0, at low prices. Admission 25 cts. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1902.

 City Council Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., May 6, 1902.

 A regular meeting of the City Council was held this day, Mayor Chas. D. Caffery presiding. Members present:  A. E. Mouton, F. Demanade, H. Hohorst, F. E. Girard, G. A. DeBlanc and J. O. Mouton.

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

 The following reports were accepted as read:

 Collector's Report.

 To regular tax ... $114.19
 Special tax ... $76.10
 School tax ... $30.44
 Interest ... $16.57
 Electric light service ... $1,068.45
 Water ... $538.25
 Material ... $179.60
 Dog tags on hand ... $60.00
 Blank licenses on hand ... $625.00
      Licenses received since ... $3,681.10


 Buy blank licenses on hand ... $150.00
 Dog Tags ... $14.00
 Cash to Treasurer ... $3,487.10
                        Total   ....$3,691.10

 General Fund.

 Cash on hand since last report ... $12,233.35
 Regular tax ... $114.19
 School Tax ... $30.44
 (Unreadable) ... $1,402.50
 Interest ... $16.57
 Mayor's Court ... $126.20
 Stock fines ... $2.50
 Dog tags ... $45.00
        Total ... $12,938.75.


 By warrants ... $5,627.44
 By App' Special Fund ... $1,500.00
 By Cash loaned special fund ... $8019.21
 Balance on hand May 1st ... $3,847.10
                                         Total ... $13,993.75.

Special Fund.

 To Special tax ... $76.10
 To Electric light service ... $1,063.45
 To Water service ... $538.25
 To Material ... $179.60
 To Loaned from general fund ... $3,019.21
 Appropriated from ... $1,500.00
                             Total ... $6,376.00


 By warrants ... $6,376.61

 The collector has collected in Taxes, Licenses, Water, Light, and material $3,167.10 his commission at 3% ... $104.01 for which Council should issue warrant in payment to date.
             GEO. A. DEBLANC, H. H. HOHORST, A. E. MOUTON.

 The street committee reported having purchased and distributed (40) cars of oyster shells on streets at following cost.

 Amount paid for Shells ... $420.00
 Amount paid for Freight ... $539.78
 Amount paid for Hauling ... $320.00
                                          Total ... $1,279.78.

 Above report was approved.

 Moved and seconded that Mr. G. A. DeBlanc correspond with Standard Electric Co. for reduction in charge of rewinding armature. Carried.

 The following bills were approved.

 C. S. Babin ... $12.00
 A. M. Martin ... $20.00
 F. R. Fulton ... $28.70
 Fair Banks Co. ... $157.26
 Fair Banks Co. ... $28.28
 Fair Banks Co. ... $6.65
 Gem City Boiler Co. ... $284.48
 L. Lacoste ... $164.68
 Parkerson & Mouton ... $50.00
 W. Duhon ... $2.35
 A. E. Mouton ... $21.20
 G. A. DeBlanc ... $1.80
 G. Landry ... $3.00
 New Iberia Foundry ... $0.65
 L. Lacoste ... $9.89
 J. O. Mouton ... $6.70
 Water's Pierce Oil Co. ... $4.25
Cumberland T. & T. Co. ... $1.50
Gazette ... $28.00
Advertiser ... $25.00
 W. Duhon ... $1.40
 Montague & Co. ... $152.20
 A. Peck ... $21.75
 A. E. Mouton ... $84.90
 Levy Bros. ... $3.00
 F. Demanade ... $65.50
 A. Hirsh ... $8.60

 Moved and seconded that the petition of Phil. Crouchet and others he referred to street committee for investigation to be reported upon at next regular meeting. Carried.

 On motion of G. A. DeBlanc, seconded by A. E. Mouton, the following resolutions were adopted.

 Be it ordained by the City Council that the bonds voted to be issued by the property tax-payers of this town at the special election of April 3rd, 1902, be duly issued any offered for sale by public advertisements, and that sealed bids be called for from prospective buyers, and that mayor and finance committee be charged with disposition of said bonds, as herein provided. Entire matter to be reported to council before final action is taken.

 Moved by G. A. DeBlanc, seconded by F. Demanade, that a committee of seven (7) with the mayor as chairman, composed of three members of the council and three citizens outside of council, be appointed to investigate the matter of a site for the proposed high school and to obtain all informations possible in regards to same, and made report thereon at next meeting. Carried.

 Committee: C. D. Caffery, Judge Julian Mouton, J. C. Nickerson, Wm. Campbell, H. Hohorst, E. Girard, F. Demanade.

 Moved by J. O. Mouton, seconded by G. A. DeBlanc, that $50.00 be appropriated to help defray the expenses of building a band stand for use of the Sontag Military band, said stand to be erected in any public park which the town may hereafter obtain. Adopted.

 There being no further business, the council adjourned.
C. D. CAFFERY, Mayor.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1902. 


Selected News Notes of 5/10/1902.

 The Teche and Vermilion Telephone Line office has been moved into the Advertiser building.

 We are reliably informed that the Heywood Oil Co. will bore for oil at Anse La Butte. This is a strong company and the Heywood's have the reputation of pushers, which is good evidence that now Anse La Butte filed will be thoroughly tested.

 A special excursion train will be run from New Iberia to Lake Charles to-morrow, Sunday, May 11th, on account of races to be held in Lake Charles. Train will leave Lafayette at 9:36 a. m. Fare for the round trip $1.25. (About 31.00 in today's money.)

 The Advertiser has received an invitation to be present at the commencement exercises of the New Orleans College of Pharmacy, which takes place Wednesday evening, May 14th, at the Athanaeum.

 Mr. Emile Hauptman, who is an expert piano tuner, will soon be in Lafayette. Those meeting his services will please leave orders at the Advertiser.

 The Century Club team and the Band boys are doing some tall practicing for the championship game on May 18, and there is going to be some artistic playing. The game will be a warm one.

 The ladies of the Episcopal Guild desire to make public acknowledgement of the valuable assistance accorded to them on the occasion of their May festival by the Sontag Military Band, the local press, and kind friends who contributed to the success of the affair by donations and personal services. 

 A Lafayette girl broke an engagement because her lover insisted on kissing her to often. She ought to receive him back and break him of the habit by marrying him. 
Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1902.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of May 10th, 1890:

Moss Scores Highest On West Point Exams. 

At the recent examination of candidates for appointment to the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, held at New Iberia, the Board fixed the standard at 80. The examination was unusually hard. Mr. James A. Moss, of our town, scored 76, by far the highest point reached by any applicant. The Board stood to its standard, and could make no recommendation. Hon. Andrew Price will have to order another examination, of which due notice will be given. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1890.

Small Tornado - About 1 o'clock Monday morning many of our citizens were startled from their slumbers by the roar and rattle of miniature tornado which struck our town, probably an offshoot of the destructive Texas cyclone. Though the wind was fierce for a few minutes and the clouds looked threatening, fortunately it passed off without doing any damage.  Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1890.

Lafayette Ladies Brave the Storm. - Notwithstanding the heavy wind and rain storm which ushered in the evening of May 3rd, our courageous young ladies were not be deterred from showing their deep regard for their amiable and popular young friend, Miss Nita Hohorst, and their high appreciation of the kind invitation extended by her mother, Mrs. Ed. Pellerin. Bravely they confronted the elements, and right richly were they rewarded for their unselfish preserverance. Rapidly the storm drifted away, and the skies, as if in sympathy with the occasion, beamed placid and reassuring. Soon a large number of our charming belles and gallant beau were assembled in that cosy home beneath a hospitable roof, and the evening was devoted unrestrained to that delicious social intercourse and "flow of soul" which can only be fully enjoyed and appreciated by those in the "heyday and liquid dew of youth." There were promenades about the tastefully arranged floral garden, music, dancing and tete-a tete sub rosa. A rare and sumptuous repast was spread in the garden, which was brightly and cheerfully illuminated by Chinese Lanterns. Mrs. Pellerin was everywhere, dispensing cheery hospitality and tireless in adminstering to the pleasures of her fair and manly guests, assisted by Mrs. Jno. O. Mouton, and Mrs. T. Cornay. Our jovial old friend Ed. Pellerin, though a little out of his element, showed up like a full blown - sunflower, his genial face beaming with kindly interest and his features wreathed with a complacent smile even exceeding that he always exhibits when wrestling with a 20 pound gaspergoo. Miss Nita was most graciously and royally assisted in the reception and entertainment of her  guests by Miss Yolande Rigues. Those participating in the pleasures of this most enjoyable evening were Misses Bertha Erwin, Leila Singleton, Evelyn Wall (of Abbeville), Leonora Bisland (or Orange, Texas), Maud Young (of Royville), Effie Young, Yolande Rigues, Alix Judice, Louise Judice, Martha Mouton, Stella Trahan, Haydee Trahan, Marie Campbell, Mimie Cornay, Zerelda Bailey. Messrs. Paul Burke, Alex Delahoussaye, Geo. B. Petty, J. G. Davis, Alf. Mouton, Sidney Mouton, John P. LeBesque, John Comeau, D. V. Gardebled, Felix Girard, J. J. Davidson, Geo. Richard, Florian Cornay, Ned Mouton and Emmanuel Pellerin. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1890.

Transporting A Negro. - Last Monday Marshal J. Vigneaux and Mr. Felix Girard left here for Michigan where they went to carry a negro to that State to be lodged at the penitentiary. The negro had committed some scrape in North Louisiana and was sent up to the Unites States penitentiary at Detroit. Lafayette Advertisr 5/10/1890.

Ball Game Postponed. - The game of ball proposed for last Sunday between the Abbevilles and the Camelias failed to materialize, the Abbevilles asking for an extension of time for one week; so we may certainly expect to see the game to-morrow afternoon. Last Saturday the Crescents, noticing that the Camelias had steam up and hating to see it wasted on the blow-off, mustered up a nine and gave them got well licked for their trouble - score, 12 to 7. As an old negro remarked, "Dem Kermoleys is gittin'  ter be bad! - bad!!" 
Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1890.

Mount Carmel Excursion. - Next Tuesday, May 13, the Scholars and Teachers of Mount Carmel Convent, of this place will go to Washington, La., to visit the Superior, Mistresses and scholars of Mt. Carmel Convent of that place. A special coach has been chartered for the excursion, which will be attached to the mixed train leaving here at 8:oo o'clock a. m. and returning at 7:45 p. m. We wish them much pleasure their excursion. The Convent at Washington gives a fair for its own benefit and ending on the 15th. 
Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1890.

La. Streams Surveyed.   
The Rivers and Harbors Committee of the House of Congress have made provision for the survey of the following streams in Louisiana, with a view to their improvement:

 Bayou Terrebone, from Houma to Thibodaux; Bayou Teche, from St. Martinville to Port Barre; Bayou Vermilion, bay and passes; Bayou Black, for connection between Calcasieu lake and Sabine lake; Bayou des Glaizes, with a view of clearing the stream of obstructions from the Atchafalaya river to Cottonport; Mermantau river, including its tributaries and course through Lake Arthur and Grand Lake to the Gulf of Mexico; Bayou Cocodrie; Cane River, with a view to improving the same by locks and dams for the purpose of giving permanent navigation the year round. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1890.

Attakapas Medical Society.
 The meeting of the Attakapas Medical Association held at New Iberia last Tuesday was largely attended and some matters of great interest were diseased. The care of the insane and the urgent need of increasing accommodations for this unfortunate class of persons, was the subject of a very spirited paper by Dr. Burgess, of New Iberia. A committee was appointed to act in conjunction with the State Medical Society, to urge upon our legislators the necessity of a suitable and commodious asylum at some convenient point in Southwest Louisiana.

 The pressing need for a sound and enlightened law regulating the practice the of medicine in the State, also received the attention of the association. In this connection the following preamble and resolutions offered by Dr. N. P. Moss, were unanimously adopted:

 Whereas, It is notoriously true that under the existing laws of our State most flagrant and degrading ignorance and quackery in the practice of medicine is prevailing to an alarming extent, wreaking incalculable harm to the healthy and life of every community.

 Resolved, That it is incumbent on all regular members of the medical professsion, as the natural guardians of the public health, to labor earnestly and unremittingly for the improvement and elevation of the standard of medicine of Louisiana.

 Resolved, That the Attakapas Medical Association as a recognized medical body of high standing, requests the most earnest and conscientious consideration  and support of the lawmakers of our State, to all measures tending to throw around the lives of its citizens, the safe-guards demanded by the present very deplorable consideration of things, that will be offered at the coming convening of the legislature, by the State Medical Society.

 Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to our Senators and Representatives and that they be requested to acknowledge receipt of same.

 Resolved, That copies also be furnished to all other medical bodies in the State, and their co-operation be enlisted in the furtherance of the spirit of those resolutions.

 Opelousas, La., was chosen as the next place of meeting, on the first Tuesday in December of this year.

 The distinction of Annual Orator for 1891 was conferred upon our genial young friend Dr. Fred J. Mayer, of Scott, this parish. Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1890.  

Selected News Notes 5/10/1890. 
(Local & Around the World.)

Don't neglect to do your duty to-day. Attend the primaries and vote, and see that your name is enrolled as one of the white Democrats of Lafayette parish.

Monday was another rainy day, accompanied by much thunder and lightning. Entirely too much rain, and the farmers are complaining in earnest.

 Last Sunday evening a party of ladies and children captured old "No. 707" and took a run down to Pin Hook and along the pleasant drives about our town. Expense was no object with them, as they were amply shielded, having coin with the right ring to it.

The Supreme Court of the United States has just decided, in a case appealed from the Supreme Court of Iowa, that liquor can be carried into a Prohibition State and sold in the original package under seal.
 Mr. Charles Fusellier, of Opelousas, is engaged in raising silk worms. He is satisfied it can be made by a paying industry, and is proceeding in the most approved manner to give it a fair trial.

 Dispatches from Shreveport, May 6th, state that the Red River had reached a higher point than in 1884, and higher than ever before known. Many plantations in that section were flooded, and great loss of stock has resulted. Many crops are destroyed.

The Anheuser-Busch Company, of St. Louis, is establishing beer gardens in several cities in Mexico, similar to those we have in the large cities of the United States. Verily the Mexicans are fast becoming civilized.

Lafayette Advertiser 5/10/1890.


 Something entirely unique in the construction of railroads is about to be put into practical operation between two New Jersey towns. The motive power cost nothing, there are no engineeers, firemen, brakemen or conductors to be employed, and every passenger has their own train to suit himself. The new system is a bicycle railroad. It is to run from Mount Holly to Smithville, in a direct line over fields, roads and creeks, a distance of two miles. It is to be completed in about two months, and when completed will look just like a fence with an inverted bicycle running on top of it. Each passenger has the exclusive use of one of these bicycles for a trip and can whiz along the rail at the rate of a mile in two minutes. The run from one town to the other may easily be made in five minutes. This railroad requires for its use a special type of bicycle, although the ordinary saddle, handle-bar and propelling mechanism are employed. An important feature of the system is that the bicycles can not jump the track and that anyone can ride them without previous experience or skill at the art. The track being elevated is adopted to use at all seasons of the year. The machines will be provided with head and rear lights for night use. 

 From the Times-Democrat and in the Lafayette Advertiser of 5/10/1890.

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