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VOLUME XLIV LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 19(,9. NU I13ER I 7.
LAFAYETTE BIILDING ASSNI
Nine Years Old and Has Had Most
Prosperous Career. Assets Near
Elsewhere in this issue appears the
quarterly statemnnt of the Lafayette
Building Association. This associa
tion was established Feb. 12, 1900
and during its nine years of existence
has had a most prosperous career.
Its assets n;ow a:ncu:lt to the hand
some sum of $99,710.55 and its pro
fits to date amount to $52,000. On the
first of last October the first series of
stock amounting to $33,000 matured
and was paid oft. Three months later,
Jan. 1, the secodl series amounting
to $3,400 matured and was paid, and
yesterday, April 1. the third series
amounting to $3.000 :became due and
Sec. T. M. Biossat, Jr., is now ready
to pay off hclders of stock in this ser
ies. Hereafter every three months a
series will mature and be paid.
Beginning yesterday the thirty
eighth series of stock was opened and
those desiring to invest may now se
cure stock in this series. In the thir
ty-seventh series beginning the first
of January 111 shares were sold.
The net profits of the association
for the past three months were $3,
013.47, which is an exceedingly fine
showing. Not alone has the associa
tion proven valuable for a remuner
ative investment to those having mon
ey to invest, but, it helped in at
large measure to build up the town by
aiding many citizens to build homes of
their own, who other wise would prob
ably not have been able to do so. In
the nine years it has aided in the
building of sixty-six homes, which is
a most excellent record.
The general and uniform success of
the association is, of course, due to
the wise management of its officers
sad board of directors, and with the
return of prosperous times the asso
elation will not only yield a better
return as an investment, but will in
a larger way be able to assist in the
building of hqmes.
Mrs. Henry Bunt left yesterday for
Jeanerette to visit relatives.
AISE LA BUTTE.
Gulf Refining Co., Secures Leases
on 150 Arpents and will Begin
Drilling at Once.
Information received Indicates re
newed activity in the Anse La Butte
ield, the Gulf Refining Company hav
ing during the past few days obtained
leases on about 150 arpents of land
on the south side of the field. Messrs.
W. W. Bell of Beaumont, and A. M.
Martin were agents representing the
oampsny. It is said that surveys have
beea made and wells will be located
within ftteen days, and drilling begin
Without delay. The J. Y. 8. Company,
Mir. Martn says, will reenter the
field and resume operations in the
ei wel, The purchase by the Gulf
aesipay hu eas csed quite a stir
Momg oil men on the eldt.
Tueisay morning about 10 o'clock
ir alarm of fire wps given, occasion
ed by the burning out of a chimney
. t: a.the residence of Mr. Pbli H. Mou
Samn. The are department responded,
but the was nuo occasion for their
S Elsa .. attie McGrath, of Baton
ag, Pre"pideat of the U. D. C., wa
the pest of hrs. Ten Hopkins dur
g the maeeting of the State Federa
i, at Wane's Claubs here.
SBra. les, of the Opseousas Con
: ipqt op er oBe. a plesunt call
p MAlaeiak s heald an interesting
with Miess Ela Hopkins on
. After the renadtl of the
the :tautb s seryde a deai
two soiersa huchei.
( a ots he
- ' id·"g`:
The Original Number to be Kept in
Service and Two Additional Ones
to be Added.
SUPT. WRIGHT SUBMITS DETAIL
ED REPORT AND RECCOM
Incidental Fee Ordered Collected
Banks Agree to Discount Notes
and Anticipated State Appro
The Parish School Board met in
sipec'ial session Wednesday, March
31, with the following memb:'rs pres
ent: Dr. F. R. Tolson, president; Dr.
A. J. CciCeaux. Maurice Sonnier. J. N.
B.reaux, Thos. Hutchison, O. F. Co
meaux, Ernest Guilbeau and Gustave
, oulanger. Absent: J. C. Buchannan.
The primary object of the meeting
was to consider the report and re
commendations of Supt. Wright on the
transfer system. It was resolved,
however, to transact other business
and take up the transfer question la
ter "during the day. Quite a number
of people were present, among them,
Dr. G. A. Martin, Dr. A. J. Burkett,
Chas. Burke, Supt. Smith, of Vermil
ion and Dr. J. H. Villien, of Maurice, a
'member of the Vermilion School
Board. The minutes of the previous
meeting were read and approved.
Supt. Wright stated that the amount
due by Lafayette to the city schools
was about $400, and the Police Jury
still owed about $600 on last year's
school tax. The Board held $3550
worth of land notes for rent of school
lands and in June would have a state
appropriation of some $3000 or over.
By motion of Dr. Comeaux it was re
solved to discount the land notes and
the State June apportionment in order
to secure funds for a seven months
session. The Board now owes some
$5000 on teacher's salaries.
By motion of Dr. Comeaux $10 was
allowed each 'grade that raises an
equal amount for. a library fund, the
Board to pay whenever convenient.
Supt. Wright said an offer had been
made him for the purchase of the old
high school building, but Dr. Martin
suggested that the town would soon
need another school and it was de
cided to retain the building.
The old Alex M. Broussard school,
Second ward, was ordered sold to the
highest bidder, Mr. Hutchison to at
tend to this. A number of accounts
were approved and the bill of the La
fayette Democrat, $1.38, for an official
notice printed in the Advertiser was
again laid over. R. C. Greig was al
lowed $5 for checking out Supt. Ave
By motion of Dr. Comeanux, Mr.
Hutchison was authorized to build
closets for the Bontn Second ward
It was resolved that the $1.00 inci
dental fee provided by law shall be
paid by each family and any pupil
transferred during the session shall
exhibit his receipt of payment for
By motion of Mr. Sonnier, the
Woodmen of the World at Scott, were
allowed to move the partition in the
old school house provied room enough
was left for a coal room.
Supt. Wright reported that the
First National Bank had agreed to
take the school lana notes amounting
to $3550 and discount $1500 of the
June apportionment, provided the
Board agreed to retmburse for any
notes that proved uncollectable. By
motion of Dr. Comeaux this was
agreed to. The Bank of Lafayette
agreed to discount $1500 on the June
Supt. Wright reported that his of
flee had not been properly attended
to and offered to do the work himself
provided that the salary of the jani
tor be allowed for a desk and other
Improvements. It was resolved to dis
pense with the services of the Janitor
and accept Mr. Wright's proposi
The consideratlon of the transfer sys
tem was then takes up and the ntens
est interest was manifeted In the out
ream of a discIs l tlat has agitated
the board every slmee Its organisaton
last December. PresMideat Tolhson and
sveral m bers .of the Board have
sont-.ded asiaast the system pruci
ally on the grand at its expeasve
had aWsrem alpths ago lapt.
Wright. was ordered a ake a thir
ajbi~e tnhe transfer aye
te fani re pwt wth a seermadatJ
'' n sU il a ms has, s
In Second Primary Over Opponent F.
H. Landry, by 49 Votes in Con
test for Treasurership.
Last Tuesday a second municipal
primary ordered for those candidates
who failed of a majority in the first
primary was held, there being only
two candidates, those for City Treas
urer, Messrs. A. T. Caillouet and Felix
H. Lal:dry. Mr. Caillouet received d16
votes and Mr. Landry 117, a majority
in favor of Mr. Caillouet of 49. Col
lector LeBlanc withdrew in favor of
N. J. Hebert. The new council will
stand ax follows: Dr. G. A. Martin,
Mayor; Councilmen, Dr. II. L. Duc
rocq, J. AM. Cunningham, F. O. Brous
sard, W. A. Montgomery, E. Peffer
korn, Jack Doucet, and Charles D. ('af
Charged With Horse Stealing
Last Tuesday Deputy Louis Butcher
arrested John Moore, a negro at Rayne
on a charge of stealing a horse from
Theolin Dupuis last December. The
negro is held tc await the action of
the Grand Jury.
tended to reduce the school expenses
by consolidation of the schools, and
his opposition was based upon his
conviction that they did not serve this
purpose, but rather-added to the
Board's burden. JIe was perfectly
satisfied to continue transfers where
needed and it could be done to ad
vantage. Dr. Tolson took Mr. Rex,
an anonymous writer in the Adver
tiser, severely to task and said he
evidently had no children and was a
dried-up tasso-like piece of humanity.
Supt. Wright submitted the follow
ing report and recommendations:
Supt. Wright's Report.
During the past two months as per
your instruction, I have made a very
careful study of the transfer system
of this parish, and in making my in
vestigation it has been my sole in
tention to submit to you a report that
would embody every point that came
to my observation, whether it was
favorable to or in opposition to the
system. In making my report to
you, I shall first consider with you
the transfers singly, that we may
better see what is being done in every
instance. I beg to report as follows:
Lafayette transfer running from Ber
trand school to the Lafayette Graded
School carries an average of 16 chil
dren, four of whom live within two
miles of the Lafayette school and
eleven of whom are taken on the
transfer within three-quarters of a
mile from the Bertrand School.
This transfer, however, was not
originally intended to displace any
school or transfer those children re
motely situated, but to transfer to the
Lafayette school all above the Fourth
grade from the Bertrand to the La
fayette school and thus allow one
teacher to do the work that would oth
erwise require the attention of two.
This is being done at a saving of not
less than $20 per month to the par
Broussard transfer No. 1, driven by
Gabriel Larriviere, runs from E. St.
Julien's place to the Broussard school
via J. H. Bernard's store, according to
its route about five miles. There are
thirty children who go on this trans
fer, four of whom live within one and
one-half miles of the Verot school, and
two within two miles of the Broussard
school, leaving a total of twenty four
that are more than two miles from any
school. This transfer has an average
attendance of 26 per month.
Transfer No. 2, Broussard, Hebrard
Girouard driver. This transfer carries
32 children to school from three and
one-half miles, northeast of Broussard,
near. the St. Martin line, via Billetud's
place to Broussard. Five of these chil
dren live one and three-quarter miles
from Broussard, thirteen get in about
two and one-half miles from Pros
sard, six three miles out and
eight over three miles out. A rural
school in this section would have an
average attendance of twenty-five or
thirty children, but they prefer the
Transfer No. 3, Broussard, Lucien
Dubots driver. This transfer runs
from Larriviere's home about two and
one-half miles from bath Youngsville
and Brouesard to the Breussard school
with an enrollment of thirty-one
and an average attendance of twenty
six; fourteen of the children that come
on this tranaser, come tes than two
aad eaoe half miles, four come about
-e and ttree. arter niler and three
come two miler
Barek No. 1,. Morgas, driver. T.
transfer eupes from the old In4lau Ba
yeon school to B1 er pslWr im en.l.
Gets the Rice Experiment Station and
the Reason Why.
Crowley has been awarded the Rice
Exp)eriment Station and the folio ving
are the reasons why our neighbor
proved the lucky competitor, together
with the hustling activity of its wide
1T'i:, soil near Crowley is t.o'e typi
(il1 of a larrer area of the rice belt
than that of any other site offered.
The s:te of the station is well suited
;'·r i .i.,ints in h:':u and io.. g ;ile
lthe situatlon of the proposed sta
tion with reference to Crowley is
good. Two good public roads run out
otf it from the town and it has four
S"', ihe;' fm the olo , do
Southern and the Southern Pacific.
The land offers better conditions
than any other for the rotation of the
crops. Crowley is easily ascessible
from the entire rice belt, having six
raihroa ls. 'After the completiou o0 "he
Southern Pacific, Lafayette-Baton
Rouge cut-off it will be easily accces
sible from Baton Rouge, the general
headquarters of the Experiment Sta
Crowley donates to the state for
the Experiment Station site sixty
acres of land and $3,500 in cash for
quarter of a mile of the Ridge school;
seventeen of the children that come on
this transfer are from the old Indian
Bayou school four miles from Burke;
five come from one mile nearer or
three miles from Burke, and the re
maining seven of the thirty children
come from within one mile of the
Burke No. 2, Abel Hoffpauir driver.
--This transfer comes from the south
east, four miles from Burke school,
with an enrollment of twenty nine
and an average attendance of twenty
Nine of these children live within two
and one-quarter miles of Burke and
within one and three-quarter miles of
Ridge school; twelve of the children
live four miles from Burke with no
way of getting to school.
Burke No. 3, Luke Duhon driver.
This transfer has an enroliment of
twenty-five, only one of whom live
within two miles of Burke, six of them
live within walking distance or less
than two miles from Cormier school.
Milton transfer, Max Bourque driv
er.-This transfer starts from V. Clo
tio's, three miles from Milton with five
children, and at Max Bourque's, two
and one-half miles by road, eleven
more get on; eight more get on at J.
B. Benoit's, according to land meas
ure a distance of fifty-three acres br
a little less than two and one-eighth
Youngsville.-This transfer was es
tablished to absorb the old Comeaux
school, which has been done and the
old school building sold. There are
thirty children enrolled on this trans
fer with an average attendance of
twenty-three, with one child living less
than two miles away.
Cormier, Eighth ward.-This trans
fer comes from the Guidry bridge on
the Vermilion line about, four miles
from the Whittington school and one
mile from Mauriceville with twelve
children; three more get on one-nall
mile nearer Whittington and two and
one-quarter miles from Whittington
two more get on; and exactly forty
eight acres by road eight more are
taken on. The last ten thatgo to
make up this twenty-five who come
on this transfer live within one and
three quarter miles of the school.
Whittington transfer, Raymond Si
mon driver-This transfer starts
about three miles from Whittington,
Alex Brousard and Bethel schools with
fourteen children; about two and one
half miles from Whittington, there are
five more taken, one at two miles
and twelve within one and seven
eights miles, making thirty-three chil
dren in all.
Carencrco No. 2, Ernest Guilbeau
driver.-This transfer come from the
home' of Ernest Guilbeau, four and
one-tenth miles from Carencro, with
an enrolllment of thirty-five and an
average attendance of twenty-five.
None of these children live within two
miles of the school.
Carencro No. 1, Ophe Melancon dri
ver-This transfer comes from about
four and one-half miles northwest of
four lives* within two miles Caren
ty-nine and an average attendance of
twenty4our. Of these twenty-nine
tour live within two miles of Caren
Care cro transfer No. 1, Thelisma
Cormier driver.-This transfer runs
erom Careucro bridge about four and a
half miles from Carsero with an en"
Sotn . aW rI lat page.
Importart Meeting to Be Held Next
Saturday and Farmers and Every
body Invited to Attend.
The next me.t;-ng of the Farmers
Club will b:hel.c: at the Industrial
Institute next Saturday, April 3, at 3
p. m. Pierre Landry will discuss su
gar cane; Jack Nickerson will discuss
oats: L. E. P,,trin will report the i:O0
ce-iii' te iof ht Iistrii t Agents cotlV tl
tion recenitly hlid in Alexandria. By
IvLaws will be aw lpreri by the (lub), and
t!' co! ni.it t i! or llanizationl of a
!arish fair for Lafayentte will report.
And. as this last item is one of very
-reat i'lr l rtanne ti) our town and
parish, it is hoIped tlhat the attendance
wiil be lart e. The I tir. ' pubih( is
cordially inivitd - : '. t"hi ~ ft;'n lani
ters. bult eterybJuil . "i ir l .e.i'l'.t of
the ctlub is Mr. .. t. ioy and th,
;i-e-president is 3iI. if'. . lMouton.
Fred Pefferkorn. of Algiers. spent
Sunday here with his parents.
An Inadvertent Omission.
The Advertiser sincerely regrets
that through some inadvertence, men
tion was omitted of Miss Gladu's par
ticipation in the entertainment of the
Federation of Women's Clubs. Miss
Miss Gladu, who is an accomplished
pianist, won the applause of the Fede
ration convention at the Institute last
Friday morning, and also afforded the
ladies much pleasure last Thursday
evening at the Gordon Hotel recep
tion by the rendition of several fine
To the Memory of One We Love.
It was a shock to the many friends
in Breaux Bridge as well as Lafayette,
when it became known that Mrs.
Cobb, nee Martylde Tourreste, was r.o
more. On March 24, at Port Arthur,
Texas, with her loved ones around her
Martylde breathed her last Mrs. Cobb
was a native of West Baton Rouge,
but came to live at Breaux Bridge at
an early age, and there the happy
days of her girlhood were spent
-happy days in which all pleasure as
well as sorrow, Martylde formed a
part. In sorrow her willing hands
were tended to aid; in pleasure het
kind heart, ready and willing to do
her share in all work, soon won her
many friends. When she won and
wedded Mr. Cobb her and his many
friends wished them a long and happy
life together. They lived for a few
happy years in Lafayette and left their
many friends here with regret to make
Port Arthur, their future home. But.
alas! here ended her young life, for
God too wise to err, too Just to be tn
merciful, called this pure and good
woman Home, leaving three little
ones, an aged mother, a sister, a
brother, and her heart-broken hus
band. To these we can only extend
our heartfelt sympathy.
"Fold thy hands in rest, Martylde.
Thy work is done on earth, as a de
voted wife, mother and daughter. Thy
face no more I'll see. A kind neigh
bor, a good Christian, a true friend she
From one who loved her,
LAFAYETTE BUILDING ASSOCIATION
FOR TIE THREE IMOTHS ENDI6 lMARCH 31, 1909.
A. B. DENBO, President; T, M. BIOSSAT, Jr., Secretary;
A. J. LeBLANC, Vice-Pres.; S. R. PARKERSON, Treasurer.
Mortgage loans secur- Serial stock ............854,815 20
ed by vendors' privi- Borrowed money and in
lege................. 94,000 00 terest .................. 14,000 00
Loans secured by stock Uncompleted loans..... 780 00
and otherwise.......... 110 00 Undivided profits ...... 30,115 35
Taxes and insurance ad
advanced ............. 248 43
Furniture, fixtures and
supplies................ 233 44
Cash in bank ........... 5,118 68
Total ...............8$99,710 55 Total....... ........899,710 55
PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT--THREE MONTHS.
Premiums or bonus earn- Per Diem.............. 40 00
ed ............ ... 81,632 00 Secretary's salary........ 225 00
Interest collected........ 1,548 66 Expenses ................. 170 75
Fines collected........ .72 15
Transfer fees collected... 6 25 Total...... ... ..... 8 435 75
Profits on withdrawals .. 174 91
Forfeitures .............. 4 75
Profits derived from other Gross Prfit .... ........83,449 22
soures ................ 10 61 Les ependitures ........ 435 75
Total............... ,44 922 Net Proft ............3,013 47
T, M. BIOSSAT, Jr., Secretary.
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' "turda;,". night Fire Co., No. 1, held
!ir a:nua helection and the following
, 'lih ers were elected to serve the ea
suing yuar: President. Wm. Camp
bell vi e-president, F. O. Broussard;
s:,cre.t::ry c.1. lMouton; treasurer, D.V.
Gar'e.iled: foremlan, Paul Castel; first
a ..su:r. .1. . J. Graser; second assist
•i ,. Thuoo..,re LeBianc; nozzlemen,
Ihas. i;'n:.,.1 to Lacoste, Honors
!';;i1.:;; p,.gnal.s , An toine Lacoste;
key an, f' lix Me~aux: housekeeper,
i. ':, :::: lsil: of ti, election all
repaired to the Court l3iyse squU
wlhe'-r E. Mouisset, chairman on
"s';,ol I" had arranged plenty !o
light., plenty of seats and. best of au,
.1 t ..t f uc , :,, thinrs to eat, drink ad
:.: ,. ":s cl u,m' i,iy is known as
:e "'it e b c ,' ; .,: p.ny and to carry out
'he little fiction a conspicuous sign
declar ed .'no gentlenl:en were allowed."
and on the side an active and attrac
tive camp fire added to the makebe
lieve. ir. Mouisset had a big compli
nent coming to him on the unique
"smoker" he planned and successful
iv managed. Besides the company a
number of guests enjoyed the "smok
Blue flame, wickless oil stove with
four holes and with oven, also a twee
ty gallon improved bath heater, both
in perfect condition. Will sell very
cheap. Adress P. O. Box, 414.
Supreme Court Decides the Shattuck
New Orleans Picayune:
The Supreme Court of Louisiana
yesterday rendered and important de- `
cision, affirming the judgment of the
Criminal District Court of this city
in construing and interpreting the
Shattuck-Gay law enacted by the last
legislature, and regulating the licens-.
ing of the sale of liquor in the
The question at issue in the case
was as to the application of the law tr
bar-rooms already in existence before
taking effect of the law, or whetter
places it was proposed to openI l SUb
quently were alone embraced in thB,
intent and meaning of the act.
Mr. Justice Monroe, as the organ -[
the Court, handed down its decree,
which was to the effect that the law
could not refer to liquor saloons pry.
viously established without exerting a
retroactive force which is contrary t '.
all good good policy, and is forbiddem
by the constitutional restrictions.
This settled the right of the loug
established Boston Club and the fGri
neWald Hotel to continue the bust
ness they had long quietly and peace
ably conducted without securing a re
newal of the privileges they have. for
many years unquestionably possessed
and exercised, and it quiets all sitm
larly situated and long established
retailers of liquors in their rights. ,
Mr. Justice Land, of the Court, di..
sented from the majority Judlgment
they were not affected, and only such
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