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THE LAFAYETTE GAZETTE.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH AND TOWN OF LAFAYETTE.
VOL. V. LAFAYETTE, LA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1897. NO. 28.
Mold an Important Meeting and
Transact Much Business.
LAFAYETTE, LA., Sept. 6, 1897.
The city council met this evening in regn
lar session, with the following members
-present: . Mayor Caffery, Councilmen Bru,
Hopkins, Martin, Mouton and Hahn. Ab
sent: Landry and Davidson. p.
The.minutes were read and adopted as
Mr. Ferguson then addressed the council
on the placing of wires and water pipes
into private and business houses. Mr. Fer
guson then laid before the council the prob
able cost of tame, based on statistics from
other cities which have pla7 -n operation.
At the conclusion of Mr. Farguson's talk
Mr. Zell, the city engineer, appeared and
expressed his views on the communication
of the Consolidated Engineering Co., in re
gard to the foundation of the stand pipe,
and forcibly defended his original plans.
He also gave the council information as to
the progress of the work of placing the main
At the conclusion of Mr. Zell's talk, it
being such a late hour, it was moved and
seconded that the council adjourn till Tues
day morning. Carried.
Pursuant to the adjournment, the council
met Tuesday morning, and there being no
quorum, adjourned until evening.
The council met Tuesday evening with
the following members present: Mayor
Caffery, Councilmen Bru, Hahn, Martin
and Mouton. Absent: Davidson, HIop
kins and Landry.
Reports of officers were called.
Collector McFaddin reported as follows:
Regular taxes. ................................ $26 87
Special taxes...................... 26 873/
Notices ................................... ........... 13 20
Licenses ............ ...... ........... ....... oo
Total amount collected ...............$o5 95
Report of Baxter Clegg, treasurer:
To the Honorable Mayor and Council of
the Town of Lafayette:
2897. GENERAL FUND.
Aug. 2.-To cash on hand as
per report................$ 65 59%
" 1a. Sid McFaddin, license 2 50
S233. "" regular tax ........ 2 25
S 23. " notices................ 70
"" 25. "" regular tax....... 4 05
S 25. " notices... ........... 10
" 28. "" regular tax....... 6 82/
" 28. "a notices .............. 40
30o. " regular tax........ 7 o7/%
"30. " license .............- 5 00
"" 3o. " notices............... 70
S3. " regular tax ....... 4 75
3s 31. notices............... 20
Sept. 2. " license................ 42 50
" 2. Chas. I). Caffery for
fines and bazaars.... 36 75
" 3. Sid McFaddin, regu
lar tax....... .......... I 25
" 3. Sid McFaddin, notices o10
" 6. Denton Veazey, dog
tags ........................ I 0oo
" 6. Denton Veazey, fines
on stock................... 200
$ 193 74i.
Aug. 6.-By amount cash to
A. M. Martin.........$ 5 00
" 3. W. P. Oil Co.... 12 2
"" 3. Amb. Mouton...... 25 oo00
" 3. I. A. Broussard........ o oo
" 3- P. A. Delhomme... 5 00
" 4. T. M. Biossat......... 35
" 12. Martin & Ducote.... 4 77
" 23. Moss Bros. & Co...... 75
Sept. 2. U. Blanchr.rd....... .. 8 o
" 2. A. M. Martin ........... 75 00
$ 145 99
Cash on hand......... 47 75,4
$ 193 7434
Aug. 2.-To cash on hand per
report this day........ $g80 50
23. Sid McFadden........... 2 225
" 25- " " ............ 4 b5
" 28. " " ............ 6 82312
30. " " ............ 7 o07/
" 3 . " " ...........- 4 75
Sept. 3 " "" ............ I 25
Aug. 24. By cash to Chas. D.
Caffrey for cost of
Supreme Court........$ 23 40
Sept. 6. By cash on hand this
day......................... 1983 30
Sept. 6. To cash on hand.........$1983 30
BAXTER CLEGG, Treas.
1Marshall Veazey reported as follows.
Fine on stock... ....... ..... ..................$ 2 oo
Sold eleven dog tags ... ... ........... Ix oo
Total amount .............. .................$13 oo
All of which were ordered recorded and
The following accounts were approved:
I. A. Broussard, feeding prisoners.....$7o 80
Br Barras, repairing plank walk and
bridge ................... ......................... 24 oo
Ed Begnaurd, work on streets........... 16 oo
Amb. Monton, attending lamps............ 25 0o
W. P. Oil Co., oil............................ 8 18
A. Hlrsch, four days deputy marshal. 4 o0
S. Mudd, first quarter, secretary ..... 8 75
D. J. Vcazey, marshal............... 66 0o
H. Hebert, deptuty marshal .o.. 30 oo
N. Himsel, deputy marshal ........... 40 oo
G.l-zette* first quarter and job work...... 29 25
Moss Bros. & Co., one book.......... 75
Chas. D. Catery, expense on tele
grams..................... .. ...... ........... go50
The following accounts were rejected:
D)r. A. R. T'rkhan, inquest on body of
Albert Bellony, $1o; Andre J, Martin, Er
win Mouton. Arthur Martin and Preston
Benton, as coroner's jurors at the inquest of
Albert Bellony, $2 each.
The account of A. Ammuny was laid
The applications of Ambroise Mouton, for
solicitor of water works, and C. Lusted, sr.,
for chief engineer of the water works and
electric light plants, and of Phil. Hoeled, as
superintendent of water works and electric
light plants, were ordered filed for reference.
The petition of H. J. Church and J. T.
Allingham, organizing committee of the La
fayette Hook and Ladder Co., was referred
to the street committee.
" The communication from the Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, rela
tive to some waifs in Lafayette, was laid
Dr. Martin made the following resolution:
Resolved, That the thirty dollars that was
to have been paid to a third deputy marshal
be divided equally among the marshal and
The vote being a tie, the mayor voted no,
and the resolution was lost.
It was moved by Mr. Mouton and second.:d
by Mr. Bru that the mayor appoint a com
mittee of two, one to visit Alexandria and
the other to visit Thibodaux, to ascertain
the cost of tapping the pipes, and the amount
charged for furnishing water and lights for
private dwellings and business houses. Ad
The bids for repairing and building plank
walks and bridges were presented to the
council. There were two bids, *L. M.
Creighton and Emile Barras. Mr. Creigh
ton being the lowest bidder, fourteen dol
lars a month, was awarded the contract.
There being no further business, the coun
CIrAs. D. CAPPFERY, Mfayor.
STERLING MUDD, Secretary.
The schools of this town and
parish, private and public, opened
their doors Monday morning to our
boys and girls. It is not an un
common thing to see a bevy of
young misses making their way to the
different schools of the town. Some
times it is a crowd of boisterous
boys directing their footsteps to the
school-room. There is certainly
no excuse why every child of edu
cable age in this town should not be
attending school. The public school
is under the direction of an efficient
principal, assisted by a corps of
competent teachers, while the pri
vate schools of the town are thor
ough and efficient and worthy the
support of an intelligent public.
The Lafayette High school and
the Primary school opened Mon
day with Prof. C. F. Trudeau as
principal, and Prof. R. E. Cunning
ham, Mrs. L. M. Delaney, and
Misses Lizzie Mudd and M. Bagnal
as assistants. The enrollment in
this school is one hundred and fifty,
with prospects of a large increase.
The Lafayette Home Institute
opened with a large attendance,
over sixty pupils having enrolled at
this school, which promises to be
come a factor in the educational
advancement of this section. Prof.
R. C. Greig and his assistant, Miss
F. S. Greig, are both most favor
ably known in this parish as teach
ers of experience and eminent fit
ness, and The Gazette bespeaks for
them a successful term.
The Mount Carmel school for
boys and girls has begun the session
under most auspicious circumstan
ces. It receives its support not
only from this parish, but the people
of the State have learned to appre
ciate its worth, and they are send
Ing their children to it to be edu
Reports from the country schools
are most encouraging.
We employ the best of watch
makers and you can rest assured
your watches will give you perfect
satisfaction. T. M. Biossat, jew
Miss Blanche Fleming, of New
Orleans, was in town Thursday to
be the guest of Miss Louise Revil
Cards are issued announciug the
mariiage on Sep. r5 of DI)r. Albert P.
Vporhies, to Miss Ines Broussard of
St. Martinsville. The nuptial cere
mony will take place in the Catholic
church at St Marticsville.
Raised, But the Council Appoints
a Board of Health to Pro
tect the Town.
The latest official reports from
New Orleans are to the effect that
the health authorities have announ
ced.the existence of twelve suspi
ciotis cases of yellow fever in that
city. However every precaution
is being taken and it is believed
that it will be possible to prevent
the dread disease from becoming
At any rate The Gazette believes
there is yet no cause for alarm.
We are of the opinion that the New
Orleans Board of Health can be
depended upon to tell the truth
about the condition of affairs in
that city, and will keep .the people
of the 3hole country correctly in
formed. Let's not give credence
to ridiculous rumors, but wait for
official reports before getting un
The city council of Lafayette held
a meeting to consider the advisa
bility of taking precautionary meas
It was decided by the council that
the time had not yet arrived for a
quarantine, but the mayor was auth
orized to appoint a temporary Board
of Health, whose duty it will be to
correspond with the State Board
and to take other precautionary
steps as it may think proper. *The
mayor appointed the following phy
sicians: Drs. J. D. Trahan, P. M.
Girard, F. R. Tolson and F. S.
Mudd. It was agreed that
Drs. T. B. Hopkins and G. A.
Martin and J. J. Davidson, mem
bers of the town's sanitary commit
tee, would be ex-officio members of
the Board of Health.
The police officers were instructed
to insist upon a rigid enforcement
of the sanitary ordinances of the
Police Jury Proceedings.
LAFAYETTE, LA., Sept. 2, 1897.
The Police Jury met this day in regular
session with the following members present:
R. C. Landry, C. C. il-own, Ben Avant,
M. Billeaud, Jr., John Whittington, Jr., John
Primeaux, Alonzo Lacey and Alfred Hiebert.
The minutes of the previous meeting were
read and approved.
The committee appointed to report on the
acceptance of the Darmas Broussard bridge
submitted the following report, which was
LAFAYETTE, LA., Sept. 2, 1897.-To the
the Heon. Police Jury: We, the undersigned,
appointed to report on the acceptance of
the Darmas Broussard bridge would respect
fully recommend that said bridge be ac
cepted, together with the right of way on
each side of Bayou Vermillion.
R. C. LANDRY, Chairman,
J. E. PRIMEAUX,
JNO. WHITTINGTON, JR.
Mr. Lacey reported the acceptance of a
sale of land for public road from Alex B3ou
dreaux at a cost of $5.45 approved.
The claim of A. Baldwin & Co., for outfit
furnished Inspector of Weights Estilette was
laid on the table.
By motion the sum of $2oo was appro
priated to each of the respective wards for
a drainage fund.
The sum of S15 was allowed Dr. F. E.
Girard, for an ox, killed while in the ser
vice of the parish.
The sum of $12.50 granted unto Lucien
Assessor A. M. Martin submitted a list of
license tax payers for the parish.
The assessor also tendered the tax rolls for
the year 1897 and the same appearing satis
factory, was accepted by the jury.
Valuation of parish property ........ $1,825,372
Coporation of Lafayette .............-. 523,455
Total taxable property ............$2,348.827
By motion the rate of taxation for parish
revenue was fixed at ten mills on the dollar,
distributed according to the estimates of the
budget for 1897 as follows: Officers' funds,
one mill; criminal fund, three and one-half
mills; road funds, two and one-fourth mills;
school funds, two and one-fourth mills; con
tingent fund, one mill.
The salary of Justice A. D. Verrot was
fixed at $4o per annum.
Sheriff Broussard was allowed $4.3o for
fare paid to transport sick man to hospital.
The following accounts were approved:
A. M. Martin, assesor's commission $792 96
A. 1M1. MIartin, list licence tax payers 50 00oo
Wm. Clegg, drugs, etc ............. .... 47 23
I. A. Broussard, feeding prisoners, 209 35
Alphonse Peck, coroner's juror.... 2 o05
E. G. Voorhies, indexing succes
sions, etc............ ...................- 37 25
Osma Boudreaux, Albt. Foucard,
Philip Bosset, WVm. HIarpmn,
Oscar Bernard, Jos. Pradier,
coroner's jurors, eachl.............. 2 00oo
Paul Guidry, coroner's juror............ 2 og05
J. S. Rand, coroner's juror....-....... 2 a0
Clement Romero, road grader..... 4 50
Lucien Arceneaux, building bridge 20 o0
A. R. Trahan, parish physcian ....... 42 oo
Wm. Lewis, burying body of negro to o0
L. Billeaud, repairs on grader, etc 4 50
Eraste Hebert, nails, etc-............... 70
I. A. Broussard, interdiction Jno.
Quinlan ..... .... .... ..................... 31 o
There being no further business the Police
H. C. LANDRY, President.
R. C. GR'iri., Secretary.
In Behalf of Mac Stewart.
The members of the local camp
of Confederate Veterans met at the
court house Saturday for the pur
pose of taking steps to raise funds
to be used in the defense of Mac
Stewart, the Confederate soldier in
carcerated in a Mexican dungeon
under sentence of death for having
killed a policeman. A sum of
money was subscribed by the vet
erans and sent to Dr. Lignoski, of
Houston, who, in company of ex
Gov. Hogg, left on the zoth for
Mexico to plead for t l. release of
the unfortunate soldie .r From what
can be learned Mac Stewart did not
receive a fair trial in the Mexican
courts, and General Gordon has is
sued a circular appealing to the
United Confederate Veterans to in
terest themselves in Dr. Lignoski's
effort to save their comrade from an
ignominious death and to procure
his liberty if possible.
News Items Picked Up by The Gazette
Simeon Begnaud left Monday for
a vacation on the Gulf.
Mrs. A. O. Budro and children
were visitors in Rayne during the
Mr. Galbert Comeaux is now
holding forth at the . Begnaud Sa
A delegation of Great Scott peo
ple took in the races at Rayne last
Cotton is coming in daily and
the farmers are getting some spare
The charming Misses Amelie and
Marie Breaux were visiting in
Rayne last Saturday and Sunday.
The managers of the Scott fair
have secured one.of the finest steam
flying horses in the country for Oct.
9 and io.
The country editors are cordially
invited to attend and see how the
great Scott people will manage the
Great Scott Fair and World's ex
position at Scott, La., Oct. 9 and
Bicycle riders from our sister
town can come to the fair Oct. 9
and to overland as the roads are in
good condition. Klondike avenue
has been graded and put in fine
condition for the races.
We bill like a circus, and patron
ize every printing establishment in
the country, simply because it is the
best medium to attract the attention
of the people that the Great Scott
Fair and World's Exposition takes
place at Scott, La., Oct. 9 and zo.
The Scott boys were defeated by
the Pillette Club last Saturday.
Our Scott boys are losing their grip,
and will have to get more practice
for future games. ORTON.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
The best salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chap
ped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and
all Skin Eruptions, and positively
cures Piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satis
faction or money refunded. Price
25 cents per box. For sale by Wm.
Andrew McBride, Kosstith and
Luke Olivier, Ovey Herpin and
Frank Broussard will leave Monday
to enter the State University at
Everything from agame of marbles
to a game of base ball at Great
Scott Fair and World's expositio_
at Scott, La., Oct. 9 and so. 28-3t
Galbert Comeau has purchased
the saloon of Simeon Begnaud at
Scott. We understand that Mr.
Begnaud vwill temporarily retire from
Watches repaired at Biou.sat's.
Meting Out Justice to Law
Breakers-The Grand Jury
Makes a Final Report
The district court has been in
session since Monday morning.
Judge Debaillon opened court at
x2 o'clock. District Attorney Gor
dy was detained at home by sick
ness in his family and the court did
convene before his arrival.
Judge. Debaillon appointed Henry
Fournet foreman of the grand jury.
The following persons were sworn
in as grand jurors: Henri Micaud,
Adam A. Domingues, Alphonse
Peck, L. C. Delhomme, Z. Craine,
Antoine Bacquet, Jacques Doucet,
Alcide Broussard, Edmond Voor
hies, Olivier Landry, Aymar Co
meaux, Felix Begnaud, W. F. Mc
Judge Debaillon delivered his
charge to the grand jurors, at the
conclusion of which they entered
upon the discharge of their duties.
The jury made a partial report
Wednesday and brought in its final
report Thursday at 6 o'clock in the
afternoon. The following is the
results of its investigations:
NO TRUE BILLS.
Omer Guidry and Charles Miller,
carrying a challenge for a duel;
Geo. Floynoir, shooting with intent
to murder; Thos. H. Spell, resist
ing an officer; Albert Stewart; as
sault with a dangerous weapon;
Louis Abel assault and battery;
Clairmar Girouard, assault with a
dangerous weapon; Constant Roche,
stabbing with intent to kill; Louis
Vallot, larceny; Andre Price, as
sault and battery; Celestine Molton,
assault and battery; Baptiste Martin,
embezzlement; Henry Davis, lar
ceny; Frank Willis burglary and
larceny; Francois Senegal, assault
and battery; Edmond Bacquet,
assault and battery.
The following persons were indicted by
the grand jury and by bills of information:
Celestin Hebert, carrying concealed
weapon; King Williams, Jacob Thibodeaux,
carrying concealed weapon; William Foote,
carrying concealed weapon; Maurice Guidry,
carrying concealed weapon; E. Badeaux,
carrying concealed weapon; Gay Broussard
and George Marshall, larceny; Sidney and
John Singleton, disturbing a peaceable as
sembly; Sidney Singleton, carrying con
cealed weapon; Paul Davis, Jr., Adam Ber
nard, Casimir Edwards. shooting with in
tent to murder; Telesmar Blanchard, larceny;
Dorestin Fruge, horse stealing; Celestin
Gordin, striking with intent to kill; Alci
blades Isaac, violating labor contract; Louis
Jean Baptiste, entering a dwelling house
without breaking and larceny; Jno. Daniels,
receiving stolen property; Gustave Adams,
violating labor contract; J. B. Duplechin,
assault with a dangerous weapon with intent
to murder; Lee Monte, assault and battery;
Bernard Picard, horse stealing; Charles
Richard, shooting with intent to murder;
Alcide Bourque, carrying concealed weapon.
The following parties who were indicted,
entered pleas of guilty:
Joseph Hebert, King Williams, Louis Eld
ridge, Albert Chargois, Martin Felix,Adolphe
Landry, Stephen Jones, Frank Wallis, Louis
Porter, Joseph Rogers, Eraste Damon; carry
ing concealed weapons; L., Jules and Dona
tien Broussard, refusing to work on the pub
lic roads; Baptiste Payne, disturbing pea
Five cases of concealed weapon have
been fixed for Monday.
In the cases of J. B. Duplechin and Dor
estin Fruge the bonds were forfeited. Dn
plechin has since reported, but his bond
will remain forfeited until trial.
District Attorney Gordy left Friday for his
home. He will return Sunday to be on
hand Monday morning.
Report of the Grand Jury.
To the Hin. C. Debaillon, Judge
of the Seventeenth Judicial Dis
trict, Lafayette parish, La.:
WVe, the grand jurors, regularly
impanneled, desire to make our final
report to your honor.
We have examined all the cases
brought before us through the jus
tice courts, the listrict attorney and
citizens, and after making a thor
ough investigation, we have made
due report of our findings. We
have examined into 35 charges,
finding x8 true bills and iy "no
We have visited the sheiiff's office
where we found everything in proper
condition. We have examined the
"'jail book" and have found that the
number of prisoners recorded there
correspond with the ntumber of pris
We have visited the parish jail.
We found that institution in good
condition, cleanly and properly
kept, and the prisoners well fed
and humanely treated. We would
suggest to the police jury the ad
visability of building a fence around
We have found the books and
other documents in the clerk's offied
in very good condition.
The books of the parish treasurer
were examined. We found them in
splendid condition, the public finan
ces being all satisfactorily accounted
Frowm all accounts the public
schools of the parish continue to
show marked advancement. All
the schools, with the exception of
what are known as the "summner
schools," are opened, are well at
tended, and give every evidence of
a successful term.
The condition of the public roads
has been improved, but we would
like to impress upon road overseers
the importance of good roads
throughout the parish, as there is
yet room for improvement.
Before concluding, we desire t
thank the judge, the district attor=
ney, the sheriff and other court of
ficials for valuable assistance. Td
the district attorney our thanks are
Having performed our duties to
the best of our ability, we respect=
fully ask to be discharged.
Foreman of the Grand Jury.
Mrs. N. P. Moss entertained at it
drawing party Thursday evening. A
guessing contest took place, result
ing in the prizes being awarded to
Mrs. Baxter Clegg and to Mr.
Felix Mouton. "The booby prize
was won by Mr. Crow Girard.
Among those present werei Mines.
Crow Girard, S. R. Parkerson, iV.
J. Mouton, T. M. Biossat, L. J:
Serrett, Baxter Clegg; Mouton;
Mills and F. Cornay; Misses Bessie
and Leila Cornay, Clye and Lizzie
Mudd, Susie and Eliza Hopkins,
Florence Chase, Adele Young,
Heloise Olivier, Marye Littell, Liz:
zie Parkerson, Lea Gladu, May Par:
kerson; Messrs. C. Girard, S. R:
Parkerson, Walter Mouton, T. M.
Biossat, L. J. Serrett, Baxter Clegg;
C. M. Parkerson, Orin Hopkins;
Archie Morgan, John Givens, P. B.
Torian, Sterling Mudd, Felix Mout
ton, Drs. F. E. Girard and A. R.
For a number of days past Moss
Bros. & Co. ;have been receiving
and unpacking their magnificent
new stock of millinery goods, and
the ladies of the community may
depend on procuring from this
always popular store, the very latest
and prettiest styles in the realm of
fashion, in such lines as trimmed
hats and bonnets, ribbonis and
dress goods rind trimmings.
A burglar entered E. Bodenhei
mer's premises last Saturday and
came within an inch of going away
with some lead from the latter's
revolver. Mr. Bodenheimer says
he believes he lodged a bullet under
the burglar's cuticle, although there
were no marks of blood to be found
Prof. A. Foster, the celebrated
Bohemian glass blower of Chicago
World's Fair fame, will be at the
Great Scott Fair and World's Ex
position, Scott, La., Oct. 9 and zo.
Ed Vorhies and other gentlemed
request The Gazette to state that a
meeting will be held at Falk's, Sun
day, at 2:3o o'clock, for the pur
pose of organizing a string band.
His excellency, nlov. Foster, and
many other prominent men of the
State will attend the Great 6cotE
Fair and World's Exposition, Oct;
9 and no.
You can get any school book faod
may want, or anything else thaE
belongs to the school tooni; alway-@
at lowest prices, at thd Moss Phtf