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FFICIAL JOURNAL OF
Ie Pk Jury el St. John the Bapt. Parish
!h Preh mris st lewL Dlrsotsrs.
lowred at the Postoffie at Lucy
a seond class matter.
P obbad r evy Satura.y,
AT LUCY: LOUISIANA.
JOSBJ D. INYTAUD,
iamoa n oasresusa.
'l3RMB OF BUBSCRIPTION.
dit Months__ '_7
A6$ertisiug Rptes furnished on ap
jmunieations upon any subject ',.
pu e interest solieited.
A.onymous letters will positively re
gwIS no atteption.
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a's expressed by eorresondeuts.
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ATURDAY,- SEPE BER 29. 1917.
Desirable property in this
parish, near school and
gcurch. Largeresidence, build
ings and pecan trees.
Apply at this office.
B egnnintgJanuary 1st. 1918
The Cottage Plantation on
the Mississippr Riveri south
qBaton Rouge. Containing
rprzimately 1000 acres.
_Iaine condition for rice, cot
t and sugar. Apply
.. .James J. Bailey,
Baton ouge, La.
:~erons found trespassiug
.pon the ground belonginm
the lidll family in thte
Bgard cnmetery will be
prosecuted according to law.
(~ ) fred Shdell
to ph re for cash
iwT to ihvod at the
6 ito 10 caaosa doIlOou
eor, epI dqpwuSin& 4or
Fitu lengths to muake fuce
umakrpric ddvm to
.r L.Rb&N orY. Ml V. j
~ r by b e nda ~mrte
Owners of Ford cars are'advised to be
ware of "counterfeit parts." If your car
needs adjustment bring it here where you
willfind reliable service with the complete
mechanical equipment to give the highest
quality of Ford service obtainable. All the
Ford parts used are supplied by the Ford
Motor Company. You can not expect your
Ford car to give the service and endurance
you demand unless you have it cared for
by men experienced in Ford methods.
Touring Car $360, Runabout $345, Sedan
$645, Coupelet $505, Town Car $595, all
f. o. b. Detroit. On display and for sale by
. V. CAZENAVE, Wallace, Li., Agent.
Procetdings of TAt Police Jury.
PARISH OF ST JOIN 'HK BAPTIST
Edgard, La., July 19, 1917.
The Police Jury of the Parish
of St. John the Baptist met in ac
cordance with previous notice and
adjournment, for the purpose of
opening bids for the purchase of
their road bond issue of One Hund
1red and Eighty Thousand Dollars
($180,000.00) and promptly at
eleven o'clock a m. the Police
Jury was called to order at Ed
gard, Louisiana by the President.
Iand there were present:
Meeesrs. F. Reynaud, P. Barre,
P. G. Songy, P. A. Cassagne,
Cyrille Babin and A. Lasseigne.
The Secretary at his desk.
There were found to be four bids.
The bid of Well, Roth & Com
pany being less than par was not
The bid of the Interstate Trust
& Banking Company being par
less $6, 0965.00 for expenses, print
ing of bonds and legal services.
The bid of the Hibernia Bank &
Trust Company being par, accru
ged lnter estand $121 00 they to
have tij deposit of the proceeds
vithout interest and also to be fla
cal agent for the collection of all
I taxes, and
The bid of Elston & Company of
Chicago, Illinois. being par, ac
rued interest and a premium of
$100.00 with. the condition that
the proeseds of sale be deposited
with the Interstate Trust & Bank
ing Company without interest
After due.consideration of the
bide, the Plice Jury considered
the bid of the Hibernia Bank &
Trust Company, which is written
in the following terms:
Edgard, La., July 19, 1917.
Police Jury of the Parish of
St.Jn the Baptisth
Gentlemen : -
For the One hundred eighty
thousInd dollar ($180,000.00)
r value St. John the Baptist
dseolo Bonds, dated -- --
enomiwnations $ .... bearing in
terest5at the rate of solo per an
y ysablo semat annually
an per notice of sale,
1918 to 09, without option of
pdtri payment, Prinlpal And in
tpay yen par and
tm to date ol do
·tb8i. j.Y.apin adI
The vote on this motion was as
YEAS: Reynaud, Barr6 Songy,
Cassagne, Babin, Lasseigne.
And the bid of the Hibernia
Bank & Trust Company was ac
There being no further business,
the Board adjourned.
Proceedings of The Police Jury.
- OF THE -
Parish of ST. Jbahn the Baptist.
Edgard, La., Aug 15, 1917.
On this day the Police Jury of the
Parish of St. John the Baptist met
at the Courthouse in special session
with President A. Lasseigne in the
Chair and the following members
present: Messrs. Reynaud, Barre
Songy and Cassagne; absent, Mr.
Moved by Mr. Songy, seconded
by Mr. Cassagne, that the President
of the Police Jury and the Parish
Treasurer be and they are hereby
authorized to sign all checks on the
Hibernia Bank & Trust Co. of New
Orleans. Carried unanimously.
It was moved by Mr. Reynaud
and seconded by Mr. Barre, that the
President of the Police Jury and
the Parish Treasurer be and they
are hereby authorized to draw a
cheek on the Hibernia Bank & Trust
Co. for the sum of $2700.00 in set
tlement of attorneys' fees due for
counselling and approving bond
issue; said check to be made payable
to the order of Mr. H. L. Favrot.
Moved by Mr. Casumne, seconde
Whereas, the Police Jury of St.
John the Bapti t parish has been
notified by the State Highway De
partment, Board of State Engineers,
under date of February 16th: 1917,
that on the first day of January,
1918,the State Highway Fundcol
lected during the year 1917, togeth
er with such Federal funds as it may
be able to secure from the Fedral
Government, "will be apportioned
among the parishes applying on or
before that date, and,
Whereas, the Parish of St John
the Babtist is urgently requested by
the State Hihway Department,
Board of State ineers, to fill out
adopt and file this application for
aid as soon as possible so that the
Highway Department, Board of
State ngneer, may have ample
time in which to make the l:ece.-ary'
survey, maps, plans, investigations,
reports, etc., and so that the Parish
may also have ample time after
tiqns, reports, etc.' ive been made
b the State Highway Department,
Board of State Engineers, in which
to create any necessary road dis
triets, to authorise the issuace and
sale of bonds, or to vote special tax.
es or otherwise before January 1,
1918, that may be seessary for car
a ot and copstrueting the pro
p-eas Rherein applied for,
.us meelS: '
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So ply TmeNeMere to tot - ek vwr et mi
wipe ai wad lt utih owel eas ddm d me A Dealers
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9. S. OHENET, Principal
of proposed State Highways:
From St. James Parish Line to
St. Charles Parish Line, East Bank,
From St. James Parish Line to
St. Charles Parish Line, West Bank,
embracmg a total of about 32 miles.
Be it Further Resolved, That the
Persident of the Police Jury of St.
John the Baptist Parish be and he is
hereby authorized and instructed
to draw on the Parish Treasurer and
issue to the State Highway Depart
ment, Board of State Engineers,
check for four hundred eighty
($480.00) dollars, said amount be
ing equal to the number of miles
applied for at thirty ($S0.00)dol
lars per mile, and the amount re
quired to be advanced to cover es
timated cost of making the necessa
ry surveys, maps, plans, investiga
tions, reports, etc., on the East
The vote on the above resolution
resulted as follows: Yeas, Reynaud
Barre, Songy, Cassagne and Lassei
gne; nays, none.
There being no further business
it was moved and seconded, the
A true copy: Prsident.
Secnstary Police. Jury.
Men Cooks Wonted
for Short Service
The problem of providing cooks
for the draft army for the period
between the time of assembling
the men at the 16 cantonments
and the selection of cooks from
Samong those drafted has been
3put up to the hotel men of the
nations, and they have undertak
en the task. In all 8840 cooks are
wanted for the 16 cantonments.
For the cantonment for this dis
trict 240.cooks are wanted.
W. N. Trulock of Pin. Bluff,
Ark., has been designated as
chairman of the committee to
provide cooks for the Little Rock
cantonnuent, where 38,000 men
from Arkansas, Louisiana and
Mississippi will be assembled.
Mr. Trulock is organising the ho
tel men of the three states, who
will serve with him gratuitously
in performing this service,
Two classes of cooks are want
ed: Class A, cooks who are cap
able of giving instruction, and
men capable of classing as class
B cooks-men competent to fry,
roast, make stews, bake biscuits
and pies, and make puddings.
ClassA men will be paid $21
imsth, while las B cooks will
liijS·~ishse montk- See and
the draft men would go hungry
unless patriotic men volunteer to
serve as cooks fo'r six weeks, and
be paid at the rate of $125 or $90
The men who render this ser
Vice are as good patriots as those
who bear arms. Because they are
doing what they can.
If you would render this ser
vice to the nation, write Mr. Ttu
.ock at Pine-Bluff, Ark., at once
You stipulate the period you will
Serve, and can be back home in
Proceedings of the
of the Parish of St. John the Baptist
'JUNE 7, 1917.
On this day the School Board met an
regular monthly session with the tollow
ing members present Messrs Abadle,
Alexandre Gendron, Wobrs and Millet.
Absent Mr. 1I A Waddell.
On motion duly seconded and earrled
hbe readinp of the minutes of the pre.
vious meeting was dispensed with
md the same were declared approved.
Moved by Mr. Millet, seonded by Mr.
Webr and earried, the eprmtendent
was authorised and dirted o eoers
,ervases of a good carpenter to ervey the
school buildings of the parish making
a estimate of the repairs nessary at
iLs time and said survey to be made
with the local member of each ward.
On motion of Mr. Alexandre, seon. l.
ed by Mr. Webre and carried the Board
'ceepted the offer of Devoe & Reynolds
hrough their agent Mr. F" Vesoux to
.urniah the Board any quantity of the
followipg paints in the packages atipu.
.ated: for outside and inside paint a five
gallon lots or packages at two ($2'40)
.lollars forty cents per gallon; for red
root paint at ninety 8.96) six cents per
.allon in five gallon lots and for red
:.oot paint in halt barrel lots or peeka:es
at ninety ($.91) one cents per gallon. j
or any part o the full quantity required
d be shipped as ordered and terms pay
;ble January 1 th 1918 without interest.
By Mr. Alexandre, seconded by. Mkr.
Whereas, W B. LeBourgeole Esq.
Ittorney at New Orleans, La., has
iubmltted in writing to this Board, an
otter to recover ertain lands and in
,emnitles due from various soutres to
be State of LouisWa, as Truete o the
3chool Lands belonging to, and dee to
his Board; and
Whereas said offer appears reaonable
and advantageo.a to this Board; and
Whereas. said offer has been a appovd
y the District Attorne, our legal ad.
Be It Raol.,, that the President of
this Sqrd be aetq lse, he is hae
by ushosta d to asemt said propeositon
tI wmriiSo' n heileI or taste o at
L':mlss, ed In iPlmed an"e oe the
wjtWtok , wbichIll have
111 1te et employment;
r ~ emeed~btoe
I apprehend that your School Board
is entitled to certain lands and indeimn
ties from the folloofing oources;
Firstly: For sixteenth sections which
have been improperly alienated, and
enould be returnred to the State
"To the Honorab e Presilent and
Members of the School Board of the
School Board of the Parish of St. John
Secondly:Indemni-y for sixteenth
sections which have ')en taken up by
private claims, of wh:ch ire fractional,
and :onsequentiy deficient in area.
Thirdly: Scrip for all ildemnitie lboa
table on any lands b~ longing to the
United States, or to the States of
Acts 168 of 1910 and 123 of 1911 em.
power the School Boarda of the various
parishes of this State to employ counsel
and bring sui:s k recover slxteasee
tone or indemnities therefor.
I respectfully offer to undertake to re
cover -'y lands or indemnitties as stase
said due your Board, on the following
I will do this work at my own expense
for twenty five per cent, (25ojo) of what
I recover or its equivalr.nt in scrip. In
the case of the recc very. of scrip, my pe
centage will be 25010o of the script re
covered, In the case of land, my fee will
be 25bjo of the land recovered, or its
equivalent in scrip
I agree to dvan :e ait costs of litiga.
tion, survey, tl,, , bei~R understood
that in the even. c' my re- overing pro.
perty for yo'lr i3o.r.. tho actual costs
incident to ea:lch r c-very will be refun.
ded in the followi. g rminner: In eash in
the case of u.oney. ec. vtrf.; in scrip
in the cases of in .e::cit;es recovered,
and in land or sec p where lands are re
In case I fail in z y tt'rxept to recover
anything of valu., I hail have no re.
course or claim a.ains: your Board for
any cost of surve . or ay expenses in
curred by cre of ny nature whatoover.
In the event or scurring a contract, I
will proceed at ncce, as I have already
looked up the lai.d, in yo-ir parish and
it will or ly be neee.sary for me to as
certain if any lands or scrip has bees
credited to your Board in payment of
fndemnitise due y-o. SL'ouid I find that
your parish has rc--, ed all to whieh It
*s entitled, I will Cue m ," findings with
you for your records. Free of Charge.
I am advised that hr. Prentioe E.
Edrington, Jr., has been awarded a soa
tract for the recovery of trespase and
dameges to sixteen sections. and I sub.
mit that my propot will in no wise in.
terfere with Mr. Edrington's contract.
On the oontrary, ehoild my research.
reveal any treeppas which Mr idrlngtoa
has overlooked I will report snob tres.
pss to him, and give him the benefit e.
my findinmg free of charge.
Mr Edrington has signified to , that
he would welcone my assistance and
would be pleased to see a contract award
ed to me
Should you look favorably on this ap
plication for a contract, I respectfully
ask your Honorable Body to embody
the same in an crdinance authorising
eyour preiedent tb accept in writing my
propoesition as above set forth, which
shall have the effect of a contrast.
(Signed) W. B. La Bourgeoi
By Mr. Gendron, seconded by Mr
Webre and carried, Resolved tht the
Preeldeutbe and he is hereby approved
and his action cofilrmed in the mattie
of negotiating a losa for $1000.o s
thousand dollars to meet the last pay eel
in the month of May, Resolved further
that the Board pledge its creat se.
venues to the relemoom of this nso
negotated with the Bahk St. Jobe as
Res~er ve, Lad.
Mr Millet repeeeatsd to the Bmsed
that citiassu in charge of a fair at Bsr
e requenoed him to ask the a.s of as
Reserve eohool grouade Ior th es.
ion on June 24 1917.
On motion of Mr. Webre secomded by
Mr. Alexandre, and carried this ru
was granted protided the sale et
was not made on the prmisel thmb in m.
cord with a prey one reeolution et ts
Board to that eteL.
Supt. L. J. Isourgees t reptieted ti
whils he was elected by the Board e
December 18th .916 to saceead Mumif
beginning July i 1917 end whls tMi
election was in aeora with pmit law
he asked the Boro, in view of the et
that he had sinan. that time re.a ield
a citIzen that this Board ratl4 this le
ton and redecla.e him the alfy Metad
eaperiatendaet--cereatar. --t16n of
the Board for the t"ra betmhing Jal
On motion of Mr. Webre, seeded
by Mr. Oendr n, Be It Resolved that
Mr. L. J Bonrgte) be d6lahed· eke
to te office of a perintendeat. Meatley
treurer of ti. ard for tL teur
beginoig July ~t 19 7. Thae vote a
atg above resultsd ae ollows: Teas AbeI
dieS Alezandre, 1J'br, Millet ad Ga,
dreo, Nfay; Note and the rgerlgMm
The following, bial were eaeved
and ordered paic.
P. Baur Repaire... .... .......... S
H B Alexsndre R.ily .:lpeo.ns... -. .8
F. F Baell and othear foali g... tS N
Lebre being no :orther boeinagl, e.
don duly eonc.ed the BBoard ad d
A true copy
L. J. Bourgeois
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