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From the Lafayette Gazette of May 16th, 1903:

The Death of Miss Lizzie Mudd.

  It is with sad heart and faltering pen that The Gazette chronicles the death of Miss Elizabeth G. Mudd, last Sunday morning at three o'clock. In the early hours of that holy Sabbath morn the spirit of this amiable and accomplished young lady winged its flight to realms of eternal bliss; to the bosom of the Heavenly Father. A sure and steadfast hope soothed and sustained her unto the end and all during a prolonged illness, while maintaining a gallant struggle against a cruel and insidious disease, she expressed a perfect resignation to God's will. Up to the last moment her mental vision remained unclouded and fully conscience of the inevitable, she bade her devoted father, mother, sister and brothers farewell and died repeating those precious words of the blessed Master - "Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for you."

 Miss Mudd was a lovely lady possessing many lovely traits of heart and mind and musical talent and attainments of high order. Intensely practical in every phase of her life, she employed her rare gifts of pen and voice in every good cause appealing for aid, as all will testify irrespective of creed or nationality. Foremost in every benevolent movement her invaluable services were rendered with that cheerfulness and promptness that bespoke true nobility of soul and generosity of heart. The community at large indeed feels a deep loss and the social circle mourns one of its brightest and most attractive members. And what can assuage the sorrow of the bereaved parents and family, but Christian hope and fortitude and the assurance of God's word that they who sleep shall rise again in a gloried body to dwell forever in that city "that hath foundations." For

 Although with bowed and breaking heart 
Sable garb and silent treat
We hear our loved ones to their rest
And say: "They are dead;"

They are not dead! they have but passed
Beyond the mist that binds us here
Into the new and larger life
Into a serener sphere.

And ever near us though unseen
The dear immortal spirits tread;
For all the boundless universe of God is
There are not deal!

 The last sad rites were performed by Rev. J. P. Marion at the Presbyterian Church which could not contain half the friends and acquaintances assembled to pay tribute to the memory of the sacred dead. Banks of flowers and a profusion of beautiful floral designs testified too well of tender emotions seeking some fit expression denied by the cold formality of speech. Tye interment tool place in the Protestant Cemetery and there amid the tears and sobs of loved ones the body of the fair young dead was committed to mother earth. Peace, peace, sweet peace be unto her sleep.

 The Gazette cannot refrain in concluding this humble tribute to the memory of Miss Mudd from acknowledging a profound sense of indebtedness and appreciation for contributions to its columns. Miss Mudd had for some time previous to her death afforded the readers of The Gazette much pleasure by her sprightly and entertaining "Society Notes."

 The services of an invaluable contributor will be sadly missed and The Gazette in common with a host of friends, joins in extending to the bereaved family sincere expressions of sympathy and condolence in this, the hour of deepest affliction and loss.

Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.


The commencement exercises of the Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute will be held at the Institute building May 22-26. A graduating class of ten, five young ladies and five young men, is announced, and addresses by distinguished orators and educators will add much to the interesting features of the occasion. Governor Heard will present the diplomas to the graduates and Rev. Dr. Max Heller, of New Orleans, will deliver the commencement sermon. A full program of the exercises follows and we trust the good people of the community will show their appreciation of the event and attend upon all the numbers of the program. The Gazette is proud to notice the names of several young ladies and gentlemen natives of Lafayette upon the graduating  roll and extends its congratulations to them and their many friends. We hope next year to have the honor and pleasure of announcing even a longer list of graduates and feel no misgivings as to the record of our home boys and girls will make. So stand by your colors young folks and don't cause us to blush.

 Probably the most instructive part of the commencement will be an address on education by Dr. E. A. Alderman, of Tulane, and Dr. Stephens has arranged to secure the attendance of the presidents of the various Police Juries and School Boards of all the parishes in South Louisiana, and to that end has sent out special invitations to these officials. Dr. Alderman represents the Southern Board of Education and will call a conference of all the School Board and Police Jury officials in the State some time this year. Dr. Stephens will endeavor to obtain the co-operation of the presidents to induce Dr. Alderman to hold the convention at Lafayette. 

Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.

At Parkerson's Grove, Thursday, May 21, at 7 p. m.

 The Lafayette High and Primary schools will hold their closing exercises together at Parkerson's Grove on Thursday evening, May 21, at 7 p. m. An interesting program has been prepared. The Sontag Military Band has kindly consented to lend their services. An admission of ten cents will be charged.

 Refreshments will be sold for the purpose of paying off debt incurred by the furnishing of schools with new desks. Six hundred dollars is due extra to $141.00 paid by schools last fall.
Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.   

Will Visit France.

 Mr. John Vigneaux will leave Monday for Toulouse, France, where he will spend about four months among relatives. Mr. Vigneaux came to Louisiana thirty-six years ago, and this will be his first visit to his old home since he settled in this country. He left France when he was fourteen years of age and the opportunity to visit the scenes of his boyhood after so long an absence from his native land is naturally a source of much satisfaction to him.

 During Mr. Vigneaux's stay in France his undertaking business will be in charge of Mrs. Vigneaux.

 The Gazette joins the friends of Mr. Vigneaux in wishing him a bon voyage.
   Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.

A New $50,000 Business Concern.

 A wholesale grocery and commission house capitalized at fifty-thousand dollars, is now in course of organization in Lafayette, and will be ready for business within the next four months. The entire capital will be subscribed by local merchants and business men, and the concern will be managed by home people.

 This new enterprise is looked upon with great favor by our merchants, and the capital stock was virtually all subscribed within a week. This is another step in the substantial progress of Lafayette, which is fast coming to be recognized as one of the best business towns in the State. 
Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.

$5,000 for a Business Site.

 Mr. M. Rosenfield has lately purchased the corner lot of Judge Parkeron's block opposite the store of L. F. Rigues on Lincoln Avenue. The price paid for 75 feet front by 125 feet in depth, is five thousand dollars. Mr. Rosenfield intends to begin the erection, at once, of a two-story brick building with plate glass front, to be occupied by him as a store. The new location for Mr. Rosenfield's store is regarded as an exceptionally favorable one, by the business men of the town. Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903. 

Base Ball. - Last Sunday the Lafayette Juniors went to Crowley and played a fame of ball with the Juniors of that town. The Lafayette team arrived in Crowley at about 2:30 and was received and well treated by the Crowleyites. One hour later the game was called with Guidry in the box for Crowley, striking out three men in succession. R. Meaux, of Lafayette, then took the box, pitching a good game, having struck out eighteen men without hitting one, and giving only two bases on balls. The game lasted an hour and a half and resulted in a score of 10 to 12 in favor of Crowley. The same teams will play in Lafayette tomorrow afternoon at 3:30. All should turn out and show an interest in, and encourage our boys.  Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.

At Oak Park.

 A good game of ball was played last Sunday at Oak Avenue Park. The local team went up against the Crowley Juniors and won out, the score being 7 to 5 in their favor. It was a hard-fought contest from beginning to end, interest in the game being well sustained to the last hit. It was pretty evenly matched game, but Lafayette was a little better than the Crowley-ites. The Lafayette boys will go to New Iberia to-morrow and play against the team of that town.
Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.  

A Building Boom. - The sound of the hammer and the buzz of the saw are always to be heard in Lafayette, and this is especially true at this time. Among the better class of construction may be mentioned the residences of President Stephens, of the Industrial Institute, and Superintendent Alleman, and the clothing store of Prejean & LeBlanc. Of the buildings to be constructed within the next three to six months, which are deserving of special note because of their large size and substantial character, are in the new opera-house, Pellerin & DeClouet's furniture store, and the office and warehouse grocery and commission business. In this last number should be included the two-story building occupied by Moss & Company and the Moss Pharmacy, which is to undergo extensive alterations and repairs. Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.

A Good Move. - There is talk of moving the Brass Band stand from the Parkerson grove to the grounds recently purchased by the town for the new school building. The school grounds are large and well shaded and would afford a most inviting place to enjoy open air concerts by the band, and the stand could be placed in such a way as not to interfere with the use of the grounds for school purposes.
Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.

Veterinary Surgeon.

 Dr. Geo. Oglesby, V. S. of Winsboro, will be in Lafayette in a few days and will remain one week. He will treat all diseases of horses, remove decayed teeth, correct uneven ones - in fact he treats successfully all curable diseases of both horses and cattle. Special attention given to diseases of feet. lameness, spavin, ring bone and curb successfully treated. His home is near us and he is responsible and fully recommended. Call at livery stable and see his skeleton of the horse and collection of the diseased parts. He will take pleasure in answering questions, will examine your horse free and treat you all right.
Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.

Lafayette vs. Crowley. - A good game of ball was played last Sunday at Oak Avenue Park. The local team went up against the Crowley Juniors and won out, the score being 7 to 5 in their favor. It was a hard-fought contest from beginning to end, interest in the game being well sustained to the last hit. It was a pretty evenly matched game, but Lafayette was a little better than the Crowleyites. The Lafayette boys will go to New Iberia to-morrow and play against the team of that town. Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.


The Water Problem.

 Lafayette La, may 5, 1903:

Honorable Mayor and Council of the town of Lafayette, La.

 Gentlemen: - We, the undersigned engineers, do recommend that the plan hereto attached, is the only feasible solution of the water problem at the power-house plant.

 1st.  Because there will be an adequate supply of not less than 180,000 gallons of water on hand, that is 90,000 in proposed reservoir and 90,000 in stand pipe, with what our present deep well pump will pump.

2nd.  Pump must be a Duplex of not less than 14-inch or 16-inch section and 12 inch discharge, same to be connected as shown on plan. And said pump cannot be connected so as to pump from the deep wells, as water level is too low.

 3rd.  It will take four 7/8 inch streams throwing water 79 feet vertical distance 2 hours and 40 minutes to exhaust supply gained from our present deep well pump.

 From what we have seen the present wells at the plant are amply sufficient.
          Respectfully submitted,
                             F. E. VOORHIES,
     Superintendent Peoples Cotton Oil Co.
                           J. H. CHAMBERS,
                               Engineer Compress.
                                  C. ALEXIOUS,
                               Engineer Ice Plant,
                           C. F. MELCHERT,
     Superintendent Water and Light Plant.

 N. B. - It is proposed to construct a reservoir 10 feet deep, 30 feet wide and 40 feet long to contain, as stated in above report, 90,000 gallons, and it is proposed to purchase a first-class Duplex Underwriters fire pump, capable of giving six streams from 1 1/8 inch nozzles, throwing 250 gallons each per minute.

 But as the quantity of water cannot be driven through an eight-inch pipe, the engineers suggest that the nozzle be reduced to 7/8 inch, which would give a superior vertical throw. The cost of this new work is estimated at about $4,000. Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.

Death of Mrs. Arthur Billeaud.

 Mrs. Arthur Billeaud died at her home near Scott, at 5 o'clock a. m., Tuesday, May 5. Her maiden name was Zelia Reon. She was 35 years of age and was a native of Lake Charles.

 The funeral services were held Wednesday, at St. John's Catholic church, Lafayette. Many people followed the remains to their last resting place. Mrs. Billeaud was a kind and dutiful mother and wife. Her acts in life were always characterized by a manifest desire to live up to the standard of righteousness and rectitude. Her last thoughts in life was about her loved ones. Her death was a fitting close of a life spent in the performance of duty - in the service of her family and her God. She leaves eleven children to mourn her death and share with a father that bitterest of human griefs which the Divine Power alone can assuage.
         (Signed.)  A. FRIEND.
Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.

For Rent.

 Lafayette Pelican Mill and Wood and Coal Yard. Has a complete roller; mill outfit with 20-horsepower engine and boilder; capacity 100 barrels of grits, meal and chops per day. Main building 30x60, two story; 2 warehouses 30x30 and 25/25 situated near Southern Pacific depot with good track facilities; a fine track already established. Apply to George A. DeBlanc, or J. C. Nickerson, real estate agent. Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.

 Sons of Veterans.

 There will be a meeting at the Court-house, Saturday, May 16, at 8 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of organizing a chapter of Sons of Veterans.

 Sons, grandsons, collateral relatives and sympathizers are eligible. The annual dues are 10 cents per capita. So it is hoped that all will attend, and that old veterans will honor the meeting with their presence. Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.

 Meeting of Fire Department.

 The meeting of the fire department held last Thursday night at the court-house, was notable for its large attendance and the animated discussion of the subject which came up for the consideration of the firemen.

 In the absence of President A. E. Mouton Mr. P. L. DeClouet was elected chairman of the meeting, and Mr. B. J. Pellerin took his seat at the table as regular secretary. Committees were appointed as follows: A. J. LeBlanc, Wm. Graser, Wm. Campbell, Paul Castel, C. O. Mouton, Dr. G. A. Martin, A. E. Mouton, J. R. Domengeaux, to select a date for the regular annual parade of the fire department and make all necessary arrangements for a fitting observance of the day; and F. G. Mouton, J. Alf. Mouton, A. J. Leblanc, Wm. Graser, Geo. DeClouet, A. B. Chopin, to wait on the City Council for the purpose of obtaining an appropriation to purchase a new supply of hose. Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.   

 No Pledges Needed.

 A correspondent in this issue of the Gazette is unduly exercised over the failure of the Police Jury to pledge itself to appropriate a specific amount in the future for the support of the public schools of the parish. The Gazette has every reason to believe that the Police Jury will always do the right thing for the schools. That body has repeatedly furnished ample evidence of its friendliness to the cause of public education. It has done its duty in the past and we do not see why its refusal to promise a specific appropriation should be construed as antagonistic to the interests of public education. Mr. Overton Cade and the other gentlemen who so much desired that the Police Jury give a pledge of its future actions regarding school appropriation may rest assured that they will find in that body active and intelligent co-operation in any movement calculated to improve the educational system of this parish. The president and all the members of the Jury are earnest friends of public education as they have clearly shown in the past in their official and private capacities. Even if the Jury had considered it necessary to make the pledges, it could have spoken only for itself and was powerless to bind its successors. Their term of office will last until next year and surely they have given sufficient proof of their friendliness to public education to trust them that long without any pledges. And as to the more distant future, we believe there should be no misgivings. The people will no doubt see to it that the men who will not be lacking in devotion to the cause of public education. The resolution of the Police Jury adopted in October, 1902, gives adequate pledge as to the good faith of the Jury and of its future intentions if - any pledges are needed. Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.

 City Council.

 The newly elected mayor and councilmen having qualified under their commissions met last Thursday evening and organized by electing the following officers: Chas. D. Caffery, mayor; F. V. Mouton, treasurer; Louis Lacoste, secretary; Chas. Debaillon, collector; Edwin Campbell, chief of police; Sidney Veazey and Henry Hebert deputies, and A. Hirsch, jailer. All members were present except Mr. A. E. Mouton. The Council resolved to meet Saturday evening May 16, to hear report of waterworks and electric light committee on the proposed plans for improving system. This is a matter of grave public importance and the Council exhibits the proper spirit in the prompt measures taken to remedy any defects which may exist. Mayor Caffery has appointed the following committees to serve for the ensuing term: 

Finance Committee - Geo. A. DeBlanc, D. V. Gardebled, A. E. mouton.

 Street Committee: Felix Demanade, M. Rosenfield, D. V. Gardebled.

 Waterwork and Electric Light Committee: A. E. Mouton, J. O. Mouton, H. L. Fontenot.

 Police Board: Mayor, A. E. Mouton,  M. Rosenfield, Mayor pro tem.
Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.

Police Jury Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., May 7, 1903. - The Police Jury met this day in regular session with the following members present:  M. Billeaud, Jr., J. C. Buchanan, F. G. Mouton, John Whittington, J. O. Blanchet, P. R. Landry, Alex. M. Broussard and Alonzo Lacy.  Absent: Saul Broussard.

 The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

 Mr. P. R. Landry was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. J. A. Labbe on the committee appointed to settle with the tax collector for licenses and taxes for the years 19o1 and 1902.

 President Billeaud and Attorney Mouton submitted a report on delinquent licenses and same, with documents, was referred to the committee on settlement with tax collector.

 Supt. Alleman here appeared and presented the petition of the tax-payers for a special election on the question of levying a special school tax of three mills on the dollar for six years, for the purpose or repairing, building and furnishing school houses and for maintaining public schools in the parish of Lafayette, La. By motion of Mr. Mouton the petition of the property tax payers of the parish of Lafayette, La., are praying that a special election be ordered for the purpose of ascertaining and determining whether or not it is the sense and desire the property tax payers of the parish of Lafayette, that a special tax of three mills on every dollar of the assessed value of parish property, be levied for the purpose of repairing, building and for maintaining public schools in said parish, was received, and the following ordinance duly adopted in reference thereto:

 AN ORDINANCE ordering a special election in accordance with Act No. 131 of acts of the Legislature of this State for the year 1898, (as amended by Act 178 of 1902) and Article No. 232 of the constitution, whereat shall be submitted to the property tax payers of the parish of Lafayette, La., entitled to vote under the general election laws of said State, the question of levying a special tax, at the rate of three mills on the dollar per annum, of the assessed property therein for a period of six years, beginning with the first day of January, A. D. 1904 for the purpose of repairing, building and furnishing school-houses and for maintaining public schools in the said parish, in conformity with the petition of more than one-third of the property tax payers of said parish, hereto annexed and made part hereof, providing for the mode of holding said election, making returns, etc.

 Section I. Be it ordained by the Police Jury of Lafayette, La., in legal session convened, that a special election is hereby ordered and shall be held in said parish of Lafayette, La., on Thursday June 18, A. D. 1903, at which election shall be submitted to the property tax payers of said parish entitled to vote under the general election laws of the State, the question of levying a special tax of three mills on the dollar of assessed valuation on all taxable property, in said parish annually for a period of six years, beginning with the first day of Jan. A. D. 1904, for the purpose of repairing, building and furnishing school houses and for maintaining public schools in the said parish, in the parish of Lafayette, La., in conformity with the petition of more than one fifth of the property tax payers of said parish hereto annexed and made part hereof; said tax to be levied and collected according to law on the terms of this ordinance, said election being ordered upon the following petition, signed by more than one-fifth of the property tax-payers of said parish of Lafayette, La., to-wit:

 To the Honorable Police Jury of the parish of Lafayette: - The undersigned property tax payers of the parish of Lafayette respectfully petition your honorable body to levy a special tax of (three mills) (3) on the dollar per annum on the assessed valuation of property in said parish for a term of six years beginning with the year 1904, as required by Act No. 131 of the Acts of the Legislature of the State of Louisiana of the year 1898.  That your honorable body do order a special election for the purpose of taking the sense of the property tax payers of said parish on the proposition to levy said tax as hereinabove set forth.

 Which tax, when assessed, levied and collected, shall be used exclusively for repairing, building and furnishing school houses and for maintaining public schools in the said parish; and the said tax shall be paid over by the tax collector to the School Board treasurer for the purposes herein above set forth:

 {List of Property Tax Payers.}

 Lafayette, La., May 6, 1903. - I, the undersigned, Andre M. Martin, assessor of the parish of Lafayette, La., after a careful examination of the assessment rolls of the said parish of the year 1902, do hereby certify that the property tax payers of the said parish whose signatures are on the accompanying petitions constitute more than one-fifth of the property tax payers of the said parish.

 Witness my official signature this sixth day of May, 1903.
   Assessor and Registrar,
      Lafayette Parish, La.

 Section II. Be it further ordained by said Police Jury of Lafayette, La. That said election shall be held under the general election laws of the State of La., and at the polling places established in said parish and the ballots to be used at said election shall be printed or written according to law.

 Section III. Be it further ordained, etc., That the board of supervisors of election for the parish of Lafayette, La., are hereby authorized to appoint commissioners and clerks to serve at said polling places to give due notice of said appointment and the time and place of the holding of said election, to the Police Jury according to law.

 Section IV. Be it further ordained, etc., That the assessor of the parish of Lafayette, La., shall furnish to the commissioners of election as hereinbefore authorized, a complete list of the tax payers with the amount of their assessment respectively in the corporate limits of said parish duly certified, and shall also furnish a duly certified list of the electors of said parish to the commissioners of election.

 Section V.  Be it further ordained, etc., That the commissioners of election shall receive the ballots of all property tax payers of the parish of Lafayette, entitled to vote at said election under the laws of the State of Louisiana, and before depositing the same in the ballot box shall endorse thereon in the presence of elector, unless the ballot shall have been so endorsed, the name of the voter and the amount of his assessed property, and the commissioners shall make returns of the number of votes and the amounts of the assessed value of the property voted for and against the levy of said special tax.

 Section VI. Be it further ordained by the said Police Jury of the parish of Lafayette, La., That this ordinance and the said petition of tax payers be published in The Lafayette Gazette, the official newspaper of said parish of Lafayette, La., for thirty days prior to said election, in the same manner as provided by law for judicial advertisements, and that this ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage.

 Yeas: M. Billeaud, Jr., J. C. Buchanan, F. G. Mouton, Alonzo Lacy, J. O. Blanchet, Alex. M. Broussard, John Whittington and P. R. Landry.

 Messrs. N. P. Moss, O. Cade, J. O. Broussard, S. J. Montgomery, Alcide Judice and Supt. Alleman appeared and asked that the Jury pledge a specific amount for future school appropriations out of the revenues of the parish. Rumors had been circulated it was alleged that the Jury, upon the adoption of the proposed special school tax would reduce or withdraw the annual appropriation now allowed. The following, offered by Mr. Landry, was lost by a tie vote:

 Whereas the Police Jury adopted by a unanimous vote, Oct. 2, 1902, the following resolution relative to public education in Lafayette parish:

 Resolved, That the Jury fully appreciates the necessity for increased appropriations for the support of the public schools and hereby expresses its deep interest and concern in the educational welfare and advancement of the people of the parish.

 Second. The Jury pledges itself to do in the future as it has done in the past, everything possible for the betterment of the schools and will make the largest appropriations consistent with the proper administration of parochial affairs.

 Third. The Jury would suggest that the various wards and municipalities of the parish avail themselves of the privilege granted by law, of local taxation for school purposes.

 And, whereas it appears from a petition addressed to the Police Jury this day, that the citizens of the parish contemplate levying a special tax on themselves to aid in the support of the public schools in the parish.

 Be it resolved, That the Police Jury endorses anew the view and recommendations contained in the foregoing resolution, and, as a further mark of its earnestness and good faith in this regard, hereby pledges itself to appropriate in the future an amount for the support of the public schools equal, at least, to the special tax named in the said petition of tax payers, viz: 3 mills of the general tax levied and collected by the parish. Provided conditions in the future are the same as at present revenues and disbursements considered.

 Yeas - Landry, S. Broussard, Blanchet and Lacy.

 Nays - Whittington, Billeaud, Mouton and Buchanan.

 Marguerite Jean Pierre was allowed $12.50 as indigent.

 Mr. Kee reported adversely on the proposition to repair D. O. Broussard ferry and same was approved.

 Mr. A. J. LeBlanc appeared and asked the asked amicable settlement for loss of a horse due to a defective bridge on the public road. Mr. LeBlanc asked $60 compensation.  Messrs. Medlenka and Taylor, of Crowley representing H. J. Andrus also presented claim for $250 for loss of a horse and injuries received, due to the bad and dangerous condition of the public road. Both claims were referred to the attorney for examination.

 Messrs. Broussard and T. Spell submitted a report on the dams in the second ward. The committee reported floodgates in dams and recommended that inasmuch as the damage to the public roads was insignificant that no immediate action be taken to compel compliance with resolution adopted at last meeting in reference to the removal of said dams. Laid on the table.

 Mr. Landry introduced the following which was lost: Whereas rumors have been circulated throughout the parish, that the Police Jury will, after the tax is carried, cancel or reduce the present appropriation for schools.

 Resolved, That it is not the intention of the Jury to reduce the present appropriation, but on the contrary to increase the amount whenever circumstances will permit.

 The sum of $268, polls collected  by clerk, was ordered paid to the School Board.

 Treasurer Martin submitted the following statement as per resolution:

 Statement showing receipts and disbursements of parish funds from July 1, 1901, to July 1, 1902.

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 J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.

 Lafayette, La., May 7, 1903.
    The treasurer submitted his monthly report 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:

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 Respectfully submitted,
    J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.

 Lafayette, La., May 7, 1903.
     To the President and Members of Police Jury, Parish of Lafayette, La. - Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of the special road funds since my last report:

 -------------------p. 6--------------------

 Respectfully submitted,
            J. E. MARTIN, Treasurer.

 Lafayette, La., May 7, 1903.
      The following account was laid over:

 H. Van der Cruyssen, printing ... $2.59.

 The following accounts were approved.

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 There being no further business the Police Jury adjourned.
M. BILLEAUD, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.

 Selected News Notes (Gazette) 5/16/1903.

 Fair size hail stones fell in considerable quantity, for a few moments, during the down-pour of rain last Wednesday.

 A pretty and very animated scene on Johnston street in Lafayette is the long procession of pupils going to and coming from the Industrial School every morning and evening.

 New Livery Stable. - The Lafayette Livery Company will open a stable in the Constantin building court-house square on the 1st of July.

 LOST - Act of sale of town lots in Lafayette from Laurent heirs. Finder will please return to Alfred Hebert.

 Wm. Butcher and Ralph Voorhies in the real estate business, as may be seen by referring to their advertisement printed in this issue.

 Morgan's Louisiana & Texas Railroad and Steamship Company will sell tickets from Lafayette to New Orleans and return May 18 and 19, 1903, with return limit May 24, 1903, at a rate of $2.90 on account of U. C. V. Reunion.

 The Prescription department of the Moss Pharmacy is now in charge of Mr. Felix J. Dantin, lately of New Orleans. Mr. Dantin is a regular graduate of pharmacy, and though he is a very young man he has had a practical experience in compounding and prescription work extending over a period of ten years. Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of May 16th, 1896:

 "Fair Play" - That's All They Ask.

 Every few days our local merchants are made to feel the gross injustice they suffer in consequence of a partial enforcement of the license law, by the arrival in town of traveling salesman and one or more large trunks of samples of merchandise from which to make sales directly to consumers.

 For the privilege of supplying commodities of the same kind the visiting retail merchants sell to resident of this town, or local merchants are required to pay a tax and license to the town of Lafayette, the parish of Lafayette (for criminal fund) and to the state of Louisiana !  Just why an exception should be made in the case of visiting merchants in the regard, cannot be explained by any process of reasoning and we contend now as we have done in the past, that in law and equity the same fees that are imposed on the resident merchant for enjoying a stated privilege in any particular town in the state, can and should be exacted from the visiting tradesmen for exercising a like privilege in each and every town in which he does business. The defense regularly set up by the visiting tradesmen that the firm he represents is not located in Lafayette, we will say for illustration, but in New Orleans, and that his firm pays taxes and licenses in that city and cannot be compelled to pay double tax and license, cannot be successfully maintained in the face of the fact that the tax and license paid by his firm to the city of New Orleans is for the privilege of conducting business in New Orleans only, and cannot grant the right of interfering with the laws and regulations governing other municipalities than New Orleans. Could anything be more plain ?  We believe the proposition is so patent that the facts need only be presented in a clear manner to any court of justice to be sustained. Let the question be propounded "for what particular privilege does the resident retail merchant of Lafayette pay taxes and license to the town of Lafayette and the state of Louisiana?"  Then ask the question "what is the purpose of the presence of the visiting retail merchant in the town of Lafayette ?"  And the answer is the same. Now if the local tradesman and the visiting tradesman are both engaged in selling the commodities of life direct to consumers it is past our understanding why a tax and license should be imposed on one and not on the other. If it be right for the visiting merchant to pay no license or tax then it is equally right that the local merchant to pay no license of tax then it is equally right that the local merchant pay no tax or license. There is no fairness in the present operation of the law and it is high time that the town of Lafayette should begin to enforce its rights in this regard and place its citizens on an equal footing with the strangers who visit this community regularly for the exclusive purpose of making money off the town. Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1896.

 A Stinging Rebuff.

 To the Editor: What a vigorous snuff to the attitude of the so-called "regular Democrats," was administered them at our late election in this Parish.

 From nearly nothing in the past elections, our vote on independence and protection has jumped in this year to 654. Need we wonder that thing have changed so with some of the apostles of "Democracy and White Supremacy" (as if any white man isn't a white supremacist; the negro in politics has proven an affliction in every possible manner) that to-day these gentry stand (unreadable word) with the people and some of them declare they will have nothing more to do with politics, and because the voters will no longer (unreadable word) may not be the real source of their displeasure? That thinking men are breaking away from a party which has made abandonment and deserted nearly all the time honored traditions of its founders is no surprise to us. What man can continue longer to respect any party which has not the courage of its convictions. A party which starting with a proposition, embodied in its platform, all of a sudden, fails in moral courage apologizes for and actually repute the Suffrage Amendment.

 Can we trust men and their (unreadable word) who have offered so much (unreadable word) who have offered so much (unreadable word) city? The insincerity of their (unreadable word) was best exhibited by a glass over the Democratic tickets which read blank on the question of a Suffrage Amendment, one of the measures adopted by the State convention, as one of very vital importance. Such deceit stands without parallel in the political history of any party, of this, or another time.

 The reason becomes obvious that the ring Democracy of this State can no longer command the Veneration of its people. That good old Democracy of other day,s is now-a-day sunk in misrule and indolence and debauchery, it's high and low functionaries saunter away life in secluded dives chewing gum, etc., and the poor planter who bears the burden of taxation, is growing under and increasing in debt as the year glide by.

 If this condition of political ring monopoly, of encroachment upon the rights and liberties of men still maintains, we shall soon dwell in a land of slavery and eventually a land of misery. Enough is enough! Men's minds are wrought up in frenzied disgust over the present administration of affairs under Mr. Foster.

 That man has lost his hold upon the masses, they trust him no longer. As a political deformity, Gov. Foster does not yield to any man of any age.

 Let us have a change, by all means, one way or another. The welfare of the people is the supreme law.
                  (Signed.) B. T. P.
                                        Scott, La., April 12th. inst.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1896.

Reply to Editorial in Laf. Gazette.

 In a leading editorial in last week's issue, my friend of the "Gazette" cannot understand why our faction (Peoples Ticket) are feeling so jubilant over the results of the last elecion, T'is strange that he will not admit that we have many reasons for being satisfied. On meeting any "GooGoo" in public or in private and quiz him thus:  Hello "GooGoo" are you contented ? his answer will be, why not, most assuredly as our fraternity have neatly placed obstructions in the "gang's" pathway. We have good grounds to be jubilant as we know the ring's power in this parish is broken. We have admirably well "mixed" the complexion of the next police jury, that angst body was heretofore of the same political "Kin and Kith"; not so to-day. It's no more the "one round," there will be several "chimes" to the several "bells." The great "I am" from upper Lafayette will find it not so easy with our statesman from the 8th ward in point debate. Our Benjamin will make matters hum." Keep an eye on him. I digress, let me continue telling our friends how we dug into the flanks of the opponents. The "People's Ticket" elected representatives in every ward of the parish with the exception of the 6th and 7th, well, we expected nothing from those wards, as the seeds Primary Fanaticism had greatly germinated. White Democratic Primaries will only be held in those two wards next four years, other sections of the parish have had enough of wire-pulling. Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1896.

 From the 5th Ward.

 The fifth was banner ward of the parish. Our faction, like a mighty cyclone, swept everything before it. Even the "rhetoric roses" of the quarantine "Hot House" lost its perfume in the roasting march of the victorious GooGoo. In the fourth, we have simply run things to suit ourselves. Hon. O. Cade and his staff made a desperate fight, t'was no use. This reminds me of Harry Durke. Harry is alright, only he has an idea that the science of politics was never analyzed until the "gang" told him that he was a politician. My friend Harry will never be a success as a politician, take my word for it. Harry expected to carry this box by 90 votes, and using Bagarry's favorite expression, he got it where the "rooster got the ax."

 In the 3rd our ticket came our first best, notwithstanding 42 Syrian votes cast for the opposition. In the first, we elected our Police Juror, we are satisfied, as that ward was one of the Regular's trough all. Our side of the local fight had the high honor of electing such gentlemen as C. Debaillon Esq., for District Judge, Hon. Robert Martin, for the senate! Hon. G. W. Scranton, for the Legislature, I consider that in itself a cause for celebration. We have the banana, we cheerfully give the peel. Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1896.

 Sneers at People's Ticket.

It's an honor to be the followers of such a ticket.

 Our friends are true to their cause, and they would much prefer to follow Campbell in defeat, then other leaders as O. C. Mouton to victory. Both gentlemen are the leaders of the respective factions of this parish.

 Both gentlemen are the leaders of the respective factions of this parish. One represents the "People" the other Fosterism. The "People's Ticket" represents the masses;  The "Regulars" the classes. The masses demand honest elections, the classes demand the control of the State and parish by a few. To be sincere in politics promises should not be made, such was the policy of the "Peoples Ticket." The 'Regulars' promises were of the pie-crust type, every office was "docked" dozens of times. There you are reader. - More anon on this subject in my next.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1896.

Surprise Party.

 Mrs. B. Falk was the recipient of a most delightful surprise a few days ago, tendered by her family on the occasion of her birthday. All the preparations were made at her home during her absence, which had been previously planned by the family; and when she returned she was greeted with the surprise of a sumptuous reception, at which all the members of her family were happily assembled, to wish her many happy returns of the occasion. Mingled in affectionate union the joyful little family attested to their happiness to its fullest extent, and being all assembled again at the annual celebration. And as a token of their endearing love, they presented her with a handsome enameled silver set composed of 75 pieces. Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1896.

The Advertiser's Phone.

 Hello, Editor Advertiser.

 Well Mrs. B----------, what is it?

 I think its awfully nice to be able to get fresh country butter right out of an ice box, just when you want it.

 That is a great accomodation.

 Yes, and I and some of my lady friends of this neighborhood often avails ourselves of the opportunity Moss Bros. & Co. have been obliging enough to give us to procure a good quality of home made butter at any time we might want it. They charge only 25 cents a pound for this butter.


 Hello, Biossat.

 Well, Van, what is it?

 Anything new.

 No, I don't know anything new.

 Can't you tell me something about a Sewing Machine ?

 Yes I can. A cheap machine is dear at any price. A Good Sewing Machine is a joy forever. The difference in price is quickly off set by the superior service of the latter, and a freedom from the annoyances so commonly found in the use of the former. You'll make no mistake if you pin your faith to the White Sewing Machine, for sale only by T. M. Biossat, Lafayette, La.


 Hello, Advertiser.

 Well, what is your pleasure?

 I am one of the fellows who attended the "stagg" picnic last Sunday, about whose safety there were such grave apprehensions on account of the large number of venomous snakes known to be prowling around the country since the election and if it had not been for an ample supply of the regulation antidote for snake bite that we brought along that we used as a preventive we would not have had near the enjoyable time we did have on that occasion. I expect those horrible snakes would have made short work of us if we had not gone out prepared for them. Great thing that antidote against snake-bite. Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1896.

A Bicycle Built For Two.

 Last Monday was the first time a tandem, or "bicycle built for two", was seen in Lafayette, and the novelty of the sight attracted noticeable attention as Drs. Girard and Moss went speeding through the principal streets of the town. The machine is the property of Dr. F. E. Girard and is known as the "Crescent" tandem. It was purchased of Moss Bros. & Co., agents for Crescent Bicycles. Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1896.

 Off to Rayne.

 The Lafayette Minstrel Co., under the management of Dr. F. E. Girard, accompanied the brass band, marched in procession to the depot last Sunday, where they boarded the train for Rayne to fill the engagement for a performance there on Sunday night. The boys came home highly delighted over their success there, and had a great deal to say about their enthusiastic audience, and the courtesy and hospitality of the Rayne people. The minstrels intend filling engagements at Breaux Bridge, Abbeville, and other neighboring towns. Success to you boys !
Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1896.

Mount Carmel Pic-Nic.

 The pic-nic given at Babin's Springs, by the Sisters of Mt. Carmel, to their pupils' was a most enjoyable one. The day passed in glee and merriment, free from accident, with the exception of the baggage-cart which remained bogged. The great was the children's anxiety as they feared their goodies would remain in the woods, three miles from the Springs. What a terrible fast that would have been, after such a long ride. But thanks to our good boys, nobody had to fast.

 The sisters and pupils owe thanks to Rev. Father Forge for a fine bunch of bananas, which was very much enjoyed by all.

 Mrs. Judlin's cake was also highly appreciated.

 Thanks are likewise extended to Mr. Brown, owner of the Ice Factory, for generous contribution. Two blocks of ice did much good out there.

 Several young men and gentlemen also kindly contributed by lending their teams, carriages and buggies, also by driving. They did their part well, and are deserving of many thanks.

 Mr. R. Domengeaux treated the Sisters with delicious fresh fish. He took dinner with them.

 Miss E. Domengeaux and Miss Hebert of Breaux Bridge, also joined the crowd.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1896.

 Changes At the Crescent.

 Mr. Ad. Vo Kalckstein, at one time the manager of the Crescent Hotel at this place for a number of years, has lately secured control of the well known Crosby Hotel of Beaumont, Texas. Mr. Alfred Voorhies resigned his position at the lunch stand of the Crescent News Hotel Co. at Lafayette to accept that of night clerk of the Crosby Hotel. Mr. Kalckstein's extensive experience eminently qualifies him to preside over the Crosby and we do not doubt that the house will enjoy a good name as a hostelry under the management.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1896.

 City Council Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La., May 4, 1896. - The City Council met this evening in regular session with the following members present:  Mayor A. J. Moss, Messrs. O. C. Mouton, T. M. Biossat, Leo Doucet, B. Falk, Jos. Ducote, J. O. LeBlanc and Dr. J. D. Trahan.

 Minutes of April 6th read and approved:

 Following it the report of finance committee for 3rd quarter ending May 1st.

        Lafayette, La., May 4, 1896.
 To the Hon. Mayor and members of the City Council of Lafayette :  Your finance committee beg leave to make this their report for quarter report for quarter during ending May 4th, 1896:

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 Respectfully submitted, Leo Doucet, Orther C. Mouton, T. M. Biossat, Finance Committee.

 Ordered recorded and filed.

           Collector's Report.
           Lafayette, La., May 1, 1896.
 To the Hon. Mayor and City Council of Lafayette since the last meeting of the council I have collected the following sum to-wit:

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 Ordered and Filed.
         Lafayette, La., May 4, 1896.
  To the Hon. Mayor and Member of the City Council of Lafayette, La.

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 Respectfully submitted,
      D. V. GARDEBLED, Treasurer.

 Ordered Recorded and Filed.

 Following accounts approved:

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 Moved by O. C. Mouton, seconded by B. Falk, that secretary issue a warrant in favor of collector for amount due him as per finance committee's report.

 Communications from Raymond Stearn & Gray and Fort Wayne Electric Co., were ordered filed and secretary instructed to inform them that the Council has taken same under advisement.

 AN ORDINANCE, To levy and collect a special tax of 5 mills on the dollar of the assessed valuation or property in the corporate limits of the town of Lafayette, La., annually for a period of ten years, beginning with the first of January 1896; to procure, construct and operate a water-works and electric lights system in said town, as authorized by a vote of the property tax payers of said town of Lafayette, La., at a special election held therein on March 23, 1896 under the provisions of Article 269 of the Constitution of this State and of Act 126 of the Legislature for the year 1896.

 Section I. Be it ordained by the City Council of Lafayette, La., in legal session convened for the purpose of procuring, constructing and opening a water-works and electric-light system in said town, and by authority and in virtue of a unanimous vote of the property tax-payers of said town, given and cast at a special election held therein on March 23, 1896, under the provisions of Article 209 of the Constitution of this State and of Act 126 of the acts of the Legislature for the year 1882, there is hereby levied and shall be collected annually for the calendar year, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, and for each succeeding calendar year thereafter for a period of ten years, a special tax of five mills on the dollar for the assessed valuation of all property situated within the corporate limits of said town subject to taxation under the general laws of the State.

 Section II. Be it further ordained, etc., that said special tax of five mills shall be extended annually for the period herein above provided, on the assessment roll of said town, at the same time that the general tax is extended and shall be collected within the same time and as provided by Section 3 of Act 126 of the acts of the Legislature of 1882 and by Acts 119 of 1882 and other provisions on the same subject matter.

 Section III. Be it further ordained, etc., that this ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage.

 Yeas: Biossat, Doucet, Falk, Ducote, Mouton, LeBlanc, Dr. Trahan.
 Nays: None.

 Action in regards to letting of streets by contract deferred to a future meeting.

 A RESOLUTION, Giving notice to Messrs. Raymond Stearnes & Gray, agents, that the special tax of five mills for water-works and electric lights has been voted for and levied for a period of ten years from calendar year 1896 inclusive, and given them until May 20, 1896, within which to sign contract as per bid and file bond as provided in plans and specifications, otherwise, this bid to be null and void and their certified check accompanying said bid for the sum of five hundred dollars will be considered payable to said town.

 SECTION I. Be it ordained by the City Council of Lafayette, in legal session assembled, That Messrs Raymond Stearnes & Gray, agents, are hereby notified that the special tax of five mills for water-works and electric lights, has been voted for and levied according to law for a period of ten years from calendar year 1896, inclusive.

 Be it further ordained, etc., that said Raymond Stearnes & Gray are hereby notified that unless the contract awarded them for the erection of the water-works and electric light plant in said town and bond, as required by plans and specifications and their bid therefor, be not signed and delivered to the mayor of said town on or before the 20th day of May, 1896, said bill shall be considered of no effect, and the amount of certified check accompanying said bid considered forfeited to said town of Lafayette.

 Be it further ordained, That the secretary of the Council is instructed to transmit a certified copy of this resolution and ordinance levying tax, to said Raymond, Stearnes & Gray, agents, by registered letter.

 Moved and seconded that election of officers to serve for ensuing year come up at next regular meeting. Carried.

 Following is the resignation of Mayor Moss, to take effect after his successor qualifies.

 To the Council - I beg to tender this my resignation as mayor. I regret the necessity which forces me to sever our official relations, which have been so pleasant and gratifying to me. Advanced age accompanied with its usual infirmities, warns me that I do not possess that activity and vigor necessary to a proper discharge of the duties of mayor. I feel that I am not doing you an injustice to myself, or to the people who honored me with their trust.

 In retiring from office, I must congratulate you upon your good judgement of the public business. You have expended the very limited revenue, out of which debts contracted by your predecessors had to be paid, with marked economy and good judgment. Your labor in the interest of water-works and electric lights have been effective and commendable.

 The duties of the various committees of the Council have been faithfully performed.

 The able and valuable services of the finance committee deserve special mention, among which, is the inauguration of a system for the proper management of and accounting for the collection and disbursements of the revenues. The street committee has done as well as could be expected, considering the condition of the treasury. In its line of duty, the sanitary committee has devoted its best efforts. The committee on water-works and electric lights, composed of two Councilmen and three members of the Business Men's Association, deserves honorable mention for its very efficient and valuable services. Peace and good order has prevailed to a creditable degree.

 The patriotism and progressive spirit of the tax payers in voting a special tax has made it possible for the people of the town to possess in the near future of the town to possess in the near future, a good system of water-works and lights, of which they will have no reason to be proud, and which will prove the forerunner of other improvements and enterprises and general prosperity.
                    (Signed.) A. J. MOSS, Mayor.

 The Council as a body, expressed its regret at losing such an efficient officer and begs to tender Judge Moss a vote of thanks for his painstaking effort in every circumstance regarding the welfare of the community at large.

 Moved by O. C. Mouton, seconded by Dr. Trahan, that resignation be accepted. Carried.

 Moved by O. C. Mouton, seconded by Jos. Ducote, that resignation be spread on minutes and made part thereof.
                      A. J. MOSS, Mayor.
                      BAXTER CLEGG, Secretary.
 Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1896.

 Selected News Notes (Advertiser) 5/16/1896.

 A grand pic-nic by the Methodist Sunday School children is on the tapis for to-morrow.

 A sneak thief relieved Mrs. W. C. Abbott of a covey of young turkeys and several chickens, Monday night of this week.

 The bottom has dropped out of the egg market when the price reaches 5 cents a dozen, as happened this week. It does seem as thought the efforts of our hens were not being properly appreciated.

 You will never know what you are missing until you learn to ride a bicycle.

 Dr. F. R. Tolson attended the regular meeting of the State Medical Society held at New Orleans this week.

 Mr. T. M. Biossat paid Crowley a business visit last Tuesday. Although located here Mr. Biossat controls a goodly amount of trade in the sister town of Crowley.

 The Begnaud murder of Scott is a case where a man's detective abilities can be tested. The late lamented Martin Begnaud was murdered, and as yet there is no clue to the perpetrators of the dastardly crime. It is to be hoped that the guilty dogs will be brought to justice.

B. T. B. of Scott, is one of the ablest scribes in the parish. He has made a game fight in the last campaign, and his weekly articles in the "Advertiser" and "Protectionist: have placed him before the public as a writer of force and ability. Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1896.


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of May 16th, 1874:


 The Grand Ball given by the Hyperion Brass Band, at the Court House, in this place, on Saturday the 9th ints., for the benefit of the sufferers of the overflowed districts, was a success in every respect. The large hall of the Court House was elegantly fitted up and brilliantly illuminated ;  and the tables groaning under the weight of refreshments of all kinds and served by the fair ladies, was really beautiful to behold. The ball commenced at at early hour and old and young did tip it on the "light fantastic toe till the wee hours of night," and then retired to their respective abodes contented and happy.

 Mr. Wm. Campbell, Treasurer of the Relief Association of this parish, informs us that the amount of money realized during the evening was beyond his most sanguine expectations.

 The thanks of the company are extended to the young Hyperions and the noble ladies who assisted them, for their valuable and generous services in the cause of suffering humanity. Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1874.


 Oh, for a good shower of rain, is the cry of every one in this parish. The crops are suffering greatly from the drought. The gardens are parched and all kinds of vegetables are drying up. The dust in our public roads and streets average from one to two inches deep. Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1874.

 Delivered Convicts.

 Sheriff Eastin and deputy Edgar Mouton left this place last Saturday morning for Baton Rouge, with two convicts, Martin and Celestin, (colored) who were convicted and sentenced at last term of the District Court to hard labor in the State penitentiary ;  the former for life and the latter for five years. Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1874.

 New Druggist.

 Mr. J. A. LaNeuville, Druggist, is now fully prepared to fill all physicians' prescriptions and orders entrusted to him at any hour of the day or night. His store is in the new building known as "Hebert's Hall." on Main street. Mr. L. solicits a share of the public patronage.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1874.

 Back from the Crescent City.

 Judge Moss returned from New Orleans last Thursday, where he had been commissioned to go by the Executive Committee, in the interest of the victims of the overflow. He informs us that he succeeded in procuring transportation and rations for those who wish to avail themselves of the assistance offered them by the people of this parish, and that quite a number will be likely to do so. The steamer "E. W. Fuller," Capt. Pharr, arrived yesterday with about twenty of them and it is expected that Mr. Joseph Boudreaux will bring from Lafourche a much large number, the trip. Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1874.

City Council of Vermilionville.

 Pursuant to adjournment, the City Council met this 2nd day of May 1874.

 Present: A. Monnier, Mayor; and Councilmen Landry, Latiolais, Revillon and Girouard. Absent: McBride 

City Council of Vermilionville.

 The newly elected Mayor and Councilmen of the Corporation of Vermilionville, met at the Court House, on Monday the 11th day of May 1874, and having been duly sworn, took the seats.

 Present: Hon. A. Monnier, Mayor; and Councilmen: L. P. Revillon, H. Landry, R. L. McBride, J. A. Chargois, J. O. Mouton and F. Bourges.  Absent: B. A. Salles.

 The Council was called to order, and
On motion it was resolved, That the salaries of the officers of the City Council, be and they are hereby reduced as follows, to-wit: City Attorney, $50; Printer, $50; Secretary, $50 and Treasurer, $50.

 On motion it was resolved, That the members of this Council, render their services free of compensation.

 On motion it was resolved, That the office of Constable and Collector, be and is hereby offered to the lowest bidder.

 The Council then proceeded to the election of their officers for the ensuing year.

 On motion, E. E. Mouton, Esq., was elected City Attorney; W. B. Bailey, printer; H. M. Bailey, Secretary and Treasurer.

 The office of Constable and Collector, having bid One Dollar, was duly declared Constable and Collector.

 On motion it was resolved, That the bonds of the Treasurer and Collector, be and is hereby fixed at Two Thousand Dollars each.

 The Mayor appointed a committee of three, composed of Messrs. Revillon, Chargois and McBride, to receive and approve said bonds.

 On motion it was resolved, That the Treasurer and Collector, be and are hereby required to furnish said bonds, within ten days from this date.

 On motion the Council adjourned.
H. M. BAILEY, Secretary.
A. MONNIER, Mayor.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1874.

Police Jury Proceedings.

 Vermilionville, Parish of Lafayette,
     March 2, 1874.

 Present: G. Duhon, President, R. C. Landry, R. Leblanc, S. J. Montgomery.
Absent: Jean Bernard.

 The President called the meeting to order, when on motion, the reading of the minutes of the last meeting was dispensed with.

 On motion, resolved that the sum of seventy dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to pay the work to be done by Cesaire Dupuis at the south end of the Carencro Bridge, and that a warrant issue for the same on the order of the committee on public roads.

 On motion, resolved that the sum of two hundred dollars be and the same is here appropriated to pay the work to be done by J. S. Rand in the lane of Mrs. Scranton's to Mine's Coulee, and that a warrant issue for the same work on the order of the Committee on Public Works.

 On motion, resolved that the sum of fifty dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to pay the work to be done by J. S. Rand on the lane between A. Mouton's and the plantation formerly belonging to B. C. Crow, from the Hebrew Rest to the Protestant graveyard and that a warrant issue for the same on the order of the Committee of Public Works.

 R. Leblanc was then called to occupy the President's chair, when,
   On motion, further time was granted to the Finance Committee to report.

 On motion of G. Dubau, Resolved that after the passage of this resolution, all warrants to be issued by the clerk of the Police Jury, shall be made payable to the order of the person to whom the amount shall be due, and not to bearer.

 On motion of G. Dubau, Resolved, that the sum of twenty-five dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated out of the general fund to C. H. Mouton, Clerk of the Police Jury, to buy stationary for the use of the same for this year, and that a warrant for the same issue to his order.

 On motion of G. Dubau, resolved, that after the parish Treasurer and parish tax Collector are hereby ordered to receive parish warrants as par in payment of all debts and taxes due this parish.

 The President then returned his chair, and on motion of R. C. Landry, it was resolved, that the clerk of the Police Jury is authorized to keep the books and papers belonging to the Police Jury of S. J. Montgomery the following accounts were approved and warrants ordered to issue for the same.

 J. Y. Gilmore, $29.90; J. Y. Gilmore; $55.40; H. Eastin, $27.50; H. Eastin, $14.00; H. Eastin, $60.00; H. Eastin, $10; E. F. Beauchamp, M. D., $10.00; E. F. Beauchamp, M. D., $10.00.

 On motion of Rosemond Leblanc the Police Jury then adjourned sine dis.
G. DUBAU, President.
C. DEBAILLON, Deputy Clerk.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/16/1874.

All Fagged Out?

If you feel fagged out, listless and lacking in energy, you are perhaps suffering from the debilitating effects of summer weather. These symptoms indicate that a tonic is needed that will create a healthy appetite, make digestion perfect, regulate the bowels and impart natural activity to the liver. This, Herbine will do; it is a tonic, laxative and restorative. H. J. Freegard, Propr. Grand View Hotel, Cheney, Kan., writes:  "I have used Herbine for the last 12 years, and nothing on earth can beat it. It was recommended to me by Dr. Newton, Newton, Kansas."  50 cents at Lafayette Drug Company.
Lafayette Gazette 5/16/1903.


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