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___ .OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH AND TOWN OF LAFAYETTE. LA.
VOLUME XXXVII .LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY MORNING SEPTEIBER 6, 1902. NUMBER 52.
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nThe Best.and Most Stylish
Buggies, The Strongest
and Most Durable
Vo°enbaumen Lumber Co., Ltd.
Also a Complete Line of Builder's Hardware and Material.
The Largest and Completest Stock of Lumber in Southwest
Prices always the Lowest.
A handsome Line of Fall and Winter goads being re
ceived daily at
The Progressive Merchants of Lafayette.
SPRICES ZOALWAYS T"E LOWZ.3T. t
outhwestorn Louisiana ndastriai
2. L. SBZPHEZNS, President.
A State Institution for theis rncttan of both sexes in the Arts, Sciences, Manual
Training, Domestic Science, s`d Commercial Branches. Offers five Courses of i
Study, requiring one, two, threesand four years for completion, as follows:
I. Commercial Course;; 3. Manual Training Coarse.
.2, Stenography Course, 4. Domestic Science Course.
5. Academy Course,
R.equistles for kidmisslon : 14 years or older; satisfactory examination in Gram- t
tmar Grade branches, including Arithmetic to percentage, and elementary Geography
Handsome new buildings, commodious and modern in appointiments. Equipment
rull tnall departments. Healthfulness excellent. TUITION FkREE. Necessary
expenses very moderate.
S plndid new brick Dormitory for Young Ladies, with all miodern equipment and
oovel .ences; a single bed for :each student, spacious and well furnished bed
rooms, heated by steam and lighted by electricity. filtered water from city water
wovrkt for bathing, pure rain water for-drinking and cookinig Apply in advance for
oard. Y-oung men board in private families at $10 to $12 50 per month.
SECOND AIIN UAL SESSION OPENS WEDNESDAY. SEPT 17, 1902.
7atalog sent on application. For other information write to
"V. s. RtOW, Lafayette, La. I
Grand :Faturity Race
For a parse of $5 00, Guaranteed by the
urrey Park Association.
SFor 2~ye.-:o Colts a- d Fillies, foals of 1901.
ance fee $20, payable as follows: $7.50 to ac
Ic Y ,nomination., $5,00 payable on or before
UY10. 1903 ,$7.50 -to start. Distance: One
Shalf mile, running.
e to Take Place in June,
908, at Surrey Park,
EO T Money divided 75
41"t re nod r eeived the Association_ reserves
All entries are transferable.
rto"i swill go to, he wing bri
Martin Oil Co.
Full Particulars of this Orraniza
Thursday. Aug. 26 2 p. m., a i
number of gentlemen representing
the Martin families of Calcasieu, C
Acadia, Lafayette, St. Landry,
St. Martin and Orleans parishes,
met in the parlors of the Crescent C
New Hotel, and organized the
"Martin Development Oil Com
pany" with a capital stock of
$5,ooo.ooo. The purpose of e
the company is to develop oil
lands belonging to the Martint
family, which constitute the most:
valuable holdings in Southwestern
Lafayette was selected as the t
meeting point owning to its cen
tral location,and the many impor
tant advantages: it has in other
ways, and will be the domicile of
Beginning at the Welsh oil field
the Martin Company own 25 acres
in fee simple in close proximity to I
the Welsh Oil Developement Co's
well No, I, which is now being
bored, and is the same which had
such a tremendous explosion of
gas two weeks ago.They also have'
land at -Bayou Wycoft oil field in
Acadia parish, where gas and oil t
indications are so strbiij .that
it resembles Anse' La Butte, field. I
The North Star Oil Co.of Crowley
will bore a well at Bayou Wycoff
within the next two weeks.
They have holdings in Bayou
Point Lybn, where a well is now
being sunk by the Acadia Oil Co.
and at which point surface indica
tions are very strong. They also
own large tracts of land at Anse
La Butte, parish of St. Martin,
whete oil in paying quantities has
been found by Moresi. At Prairie l
$orrel. Lafayette jpirish, where oil t
and gas flows naturally from the t
gwround. they have considerable
land. They have a large tract atj
Bayou Bouillon, where three wells r
are being put down by Heywood`
Bros., the Marine Oil and T'ranis--I
portation Co. and by the Sher-I
wood and Maxwell Oil Co. of
Beaumont, Texas. r
They have holdings near the ,
Stelley gas well in St. Martin par
ish, where the S. P, R. R. has
contracted to bore a well in 30
days. This is known Cypres Islatid
Oil field. At the Isle Ronde oil
field, the newest in Louisinna,
they have some' choice propertyi
and also at Bayou Portage Guidry
in St. Martin parish where gas has
lately 1ieena found escaping. ,
:A'nuniber of these gentlemien
have already been identified; with
t(h .o.i development. of South
isiana, andin organizing tis
co3pany, it is the object of p'sh.
i this .-. d-elopmrenti for.ai
n . The corporaton
ry stock is subscribed. $2,500, C
00oo of the stock will be put is es
crow until the Martin Oil Co.,
strike oil or other minerals in pay
ing quantities. The other $2.50o,
ooo of the treasury stock will be
sold for the exclusive purpose of
developing this territory.
The following officers were elect- e
ed: Hon. Robert Martin, of St.
Martin, President; Dr, J. S. Mar
tin of St. Martin. Vice-President;
Chas. Martin of Welsh; Secretary;
Ed. Martini of Crowley. Treasurer; t
and Dr. F. R. Martin cf Crowley,
the promoter of this gigantic com
pany. General Manager.
The directors are Dr. G. A. t
Martin of Lafayette; Dr. G. W.
Martin of Arnaudville, St. Landry C
parish, and the above named of- c
The domicile of the company is
located at Lafayette; but the offi
ces of the general manager and
executive committee will be in
Crowley. Messrs Robert Martin
Ed. Martin and F. R. Martin con
stitute the executive committee.
All the officers and members of
the above company are wiell
known thoughout La,aind their of.
ganization can bring except noth- _
ing else than success. Hon. Rob.
Martin is the President of the'St.
Martinsville bank and ex-senator of
the the third district. Dr. J. S.
Martin, the vice-president, is the t
son of Mr. Robt,Martin and is ve
Chas. Martin of Welsh and Ed.
Martin of Crowley are the most r
successful merchants of their local- I
ity. Dr. F. R. Martin, the gen
eral organizer of the company, is
the coroner and the President of t
the Board of Health of Accdia
parish. He is also affiliated with
some of the big oil .companies
now working the oil fields, and is
a large stockholder iti many pros
perots oil companies. Dr. G.
W. Martin of Arnaudville and Dr.
G. A. Martin of Lafayette don't"
need any introduction. They are
favorably: known for their ability
and their pluck.
Mr,. Israel Falk returned from
New Orleans on Wednesday, and
will continue, so he informed an
Advertiser reporter, boring for oil
He is expecting his drilling outfit
ve tysoon, and will begin opera
tions iiatmediateWy upon its arrival.
Hi, outfit cosists of a double trac
tion.drillaid pipes 3, 2, and i 1-2
in.ches The,: saiiple of oil, he
;to6k fron -his well tk o weeks ago
is rwin the bands of a chemist
if Faltk Mys~thathe is confident
that oil i large quantities and of
a igi grade xists on his land,
The Tinies Democrat
On September ist. The Times
Democrat sent a special from New
Orleans, bearing its mamoth trade
edition to the people of Louisiana
and Texas. The train was sche
duled to make the fastest time ever
attempted in the history of south
ern railroad, and was named the
Times-Democrat Flyer, and it was
a flyer, making over 6o miles an
hour from New Orleans to Dallas;
The Flyer left New Orleans on
timeand reached Lafayette promp
tly to the minute, distributing the
special edition all along the line.
The flyer consisted of two baggage
cars and a chair car, the last ar
tistically decorated; but when it
reached Lafayette the decorations
were badly torn and diosarranged
by the rapid speed of the cars,
and wet from a heavy rain through
which the train passed. Mr. L.
Cunningham of Lafayette was the
engineer on the flyer and being a
very able employee of the S P.,
he was the one to which the flyer
was left in care.
The Times-ljeriiocrat deserves
the highest pi-aise for its enterprise,
and thd hearty support of the peo
ple of New Orleans. The New
Orleans people have i3een slow in
the past commercially, and it is
to be hbped for the honor and suc
cess of Louisiana, that they will
catch the spirit of the Times-De
mocrat and lead onr to great things
for the metropolis of the South.
Trade is commanded to a great
extent by factories, and New OCr
leans niust be a manufacturing city
to reach out for Texas or any
other trade; The day of the job
ber is waning, aiid the maker of
the godds gets the ordeis.
Commencing Sunday Agusi 31.
the Mobile arid Ohid wvill shor
-ten its time between New Orledris
and St. Ldois, via Meridian.
The'"St Louis Flyer", leaving
New Orleans at 9 io A. 1M. will
arrive in St. Louis Union Station;
the ~ollowing moring at 7.36,
makiig the r'in in 22 hodrs dnd
The 'St. Louis Special" will
make the same time as heretofore,
leaving at 7.30 P. M. andarriving
in St. Lodis Union Statiod, thi e
following eveningat 7 04, carrying
through s'leeping car to St. Lotiis
Ferdinand Gum bel & Co.
Cotton F'actoris and commission Merchanti,
812 P.ididd St. NEW ORLEANS, La.
We iake liberal advaiices o6n cnsignm.ditd
Corresponidenee solicited.-- Represefitcd by Win. 1ellerid
: All Aboard
f am prepared td convey strangeris and th e ge i
eral public to the Anse rLaButte OiI fields a low
Spricede. Rigs and teams" in firs late trim. I)a :
or Night s rvice;
or HWIN MOUTON.
jPhone Si The Clinton Street Livery Man:
without change. Both of these
trains make connections with the
iea'ing railroads, for points North
East and West, without change
Sunday. August 31st., will al
so be the inauguration of Dining
Car Service, a la carte on the
Mobile and Ohio. All meals will
be served in these cars, doing a
j way with the ancient custom of
eating in haste. Passengers will
pay for what they order ari will
not be cotmpelled to take a whole
meal in order to get a cup of cot
These Dining Cars are the very
latest pattern, no expense, having
been spared to make them the
handsomest in the land. Electrfi
lights and-electric fans, run by
current generated by the axle of
of the car while in motion, surplus
power being stored to supply ctir
rent when cArs are stopped. IDe
corations,inclhiding palace arid etc
are excellent. ,Large windows;
giving patrons l .obstructed view
of scenery, while enjoying their
repast. The sesvice will excel
the Mobile and Ohio's famous
eating House at Artesii, whicli
gained the reputation of giving the
finest service in the World for the
money. They will be stocked
with the very best that the market
affords, it being the Intention o!
the management that these card
shall be an advertisenient and riot
a money making niedium. These
cars will serve all meals on Nortli
atiid South bourid trains.
By order of the Republican con
gressional comriittee of the 3rd.
district, the Republicans of Lafa
yette parish are urged to ineet id
Col. Breauic's ofiice on Saturday;
Seric. i3. inst. at 3 F. m. for the
purpose of electing II delegated
to the nominating convention td
be held in New Iberia Sept. 20.
A Bhmcktniith shop for sale in ecol
with tools for working iron and wood,
go.,d article completed. Lot o byD
loo, feet one block froni iailroad;ai od
maini street. The best place in Scott
for a blacksmith. Worki for two men
regularly. O~nlly shop ii town; sii
•miles from the ton of Lafayethe:
For further information apply to
ANTOINE BAQUET, Scott, L.