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PUBLISH-ED TWICE-A-WEEK, Tsaenday an-d Friday Mornings, ONLY 951.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE. VOLUME XLIV. LAFAYETITE. LOUISIANA FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1909. NM CADDO GAS PIPE LINE. Delegates Meet in Convention at Ope lousas Wednesday in Interest of Pipe Line. PIPE LINE CO., WILL CONSIDER PROPOSITION OF THIS SECTION. Another Meeting Will Be Held in a fayette April 21, to Discuss the Matter. The proposition to secure the laying of a gas pipe line from the Caddo oil fields by way of Alexandria, Opelou p sas Lafayette and the towns along the Teche has been agitated, and Wed nesday evening delegates from New Iberia, Jeanerette, St. Martinville, Broussard, and Lafayette met in con vention at Opelousas to concert efforts to accomplish the end in view. Mayor Mouton had appointed the entire council and Messrs. J. A. Roy, A. M. Martin, and J. P. Colomb delegates but only the Mayor and Representa tive Mouton attended. About a dozen or more of delegates were present and organized by electing John W. Lewis President; F. V. Mouton, vice-presi dent from Lafayette, and one vice president from each town represent ed. Mr. Jacobs was elected secretary and treasurer. Permanent organiza tion was effected and the president and all the vice-presidents constituted an executive committee. A letter was read from Mr. Haas, who represented the pipe line people, givlng assurance that the proposi tion would be considered If sufficient gas would be contracted for by the towns and manufacturing Interests along the proposed route. It was re solved to meet again at Lafayette April 21 and further consider the plan One of the greatest, if not the chief cause for lack of industrial enterprise throughout this country is absence of cheap fuel and if gas can be piped from the Caddo fields and furnished cheap, a great revolution will inevi tably result In the development of this country. Mams Next Sunday. Father Teurlings requests us to state that there will be a mass at six o'clock next Sunday morning so that -those who wish to take In the ex cstkom on that day, can attend mass before leaving There will also be masses at 7, 8 and 9:30 o'clock . A Needed Rain. A heavy rain fell here Wednesday night was- badly needed by the tfrme and to allay the dust. Lost. Between L. F. Bellemin's store and the Cathelie ehurch, gold breach with cress and twelve opals on cress. 1na ar return to this ofce and receive re- 1 wat@ ,.,BASTE CLOTHING E HAVE AN ELEGANT' WT stock cf Men's ati oys' Suits in handsome and tasteful designs in the very latest styles. Our Pr ces are Attractive. Cal and See Our Line AL MERC1ANTILE 4~ ~ 0AU, IMIED FINE STOCK FARM. Near Brousard of Geo. Malagarie & Sons Shows Possibilities of Indus try in This Parish. A visit to the fine stock farm of Messrs. Geo. Malagarie & Sons, near Broussard, was quite a revelation of the possibilities of this business in Lafayette parish. For years past Mr. Malagarie has given almost exclusive attention to breeding fine pigs and fine chickens and his success has demonstrated conclusively that this in dustry can be made both pleasant and profitable. On this beautiful farm may be found every convenience for hand ling the stock and carrying on the business. Fine ranges and plenty of water form essential features. The place is well stocked with pigs and also with chickens, principally barred Ply mouth Rocks, that Messrs. Malagarie have found best adapted for meat as well as eggs. William and Winnfield, Mr. Malagarie's sons, kindly explained all about the stock, care, feeding, etc., and are evidently taking the keenest Interest and pleasure in conducting a business that not only requires con stant attention, but demands studious application and intelligent supervision. The young men stated that they would not exchange their work for any other business or proposition, and not only because it paid well, but mainly be cause of the pleasure and satisfaction it afforded them. It was evident, how ever, that this business, as true of all others, must be studied and given strict and intelligent attention or else failure is sure to follow. Neglect here as elsewhere brings certain ruin and disaster. Armour's sugar cured shoulders at Roy & Mouton's, phone 93. AUDITING CITY ACCOUNTS. Auditor Boyle to Make Report of City Adminstration From Mayor Mou ton's First Term. Auditor Ed Boyle of New Iberia, re cently employed by the City Council to audit the books of the city for the past four years, began work yesterday morning. The work will be somewhat complicated, and vcluminous owing to the various accounts kept of the differ ent funds. The auditor's labors, how ever will be greatly facilitatey the excellent system inauguratedy Sec retary Jas. P. Colomb, when he took office four years ago. The object of the Council in the audit is to show to the peope in plain figures the amounts of money collected, for what purposes, and how expended. The entire busi ness administration will be fully ex posed from the beginning of Mayor Mouton's term until the present time. Swanadown prepared sour for fancy eake baking in the home at Roy & Mouton's, phone OL CONVENT AT L BROUSSARD BEGUN. Ground Being Prepared for Building Contractor on Ground and Getting Ready for Construction. TO BE THREE STORIES FINISHED WITH STONE COPINGS. Broussard Contemplating Installing Waterworks System.-Good Wa ter Secured at 100 Feet. Rev. Father Drossaert and his faith ful people at Broussard have concluded arrangements for the construction of a large brick convent in that town. A fine lot of ground. 145 feet front by a depth of 400 feet on the main street near the church has been secured and the funds necessary to insure comple tion are all in hand or practically so. Two magnificent live oaks stand in the foreground and the site is ideal in ev ery respect. Preparatory work was be gun last Tuesday in cleaning the grounds, and Contractor August Fues sel, of San Antonio, Texas, is on hand and getting things ready for actual con struction. Brick to the number of t 150,000 have been bought from the La fayette Brick and Tile Company, and Mr. Fuessel declares these home made brick equal to any for building pur poses. He expects to get his sand t for mortar and cement out of the i ground, having found in boring fine samples of the two kinds necessary. t The building will be three stories j high, fifty-three feet front by seventy- f, five feet length and will be finished g with stone copings and yellow facing g brick from Gonzales, Tex. A sketch r of the building shows that it will be s, not only a strong and substantial struc q ture, but of imposing architectural ef- n fect and beauty. The convent will be o ready for occupancy by next Septem- ,j ber when Father Drossaert expects to fa open the institution for the instruction ri of the children of the community. The si Sisters of Divine Providence, of San B Antonio, some half dozen in number, li under supervision of Mother Florence d, will have immediate charge of the pu- n pils, for whom there will be accommo- D dation for about 200 or more. Father s, Drossaert reports that Mother Flor- si ence Is a woman of refinement and culture, who has had long and success- tt ful experience in the religious care Ii and training of the young, and the bi good people of Broussard may con- E gratulate themselves in anticipation of hi thorough and efficient Instruction of di their children by this consecrated sis- a, ter and her worthy assistants. di While the reporter was getting these r] Items of news from Father Drossaert, ce his attention was drawn to an electri. al cal clock the result of the Father's ni own handiwork, which struck the noon ce hour and also rang in unison with the B church bell. The clock strikes the B ____________C' DISTRICT COURT. Gand Jury Makes Partial Report Find ing Twenty-three True Bills and Seventeen Not True. District court, Judge Campbell pre siding, has been in session since last Monday, but outside of the Grand Jury room little business of any im portance has been transacted. On Tuesday Judge Campbell sentenced Clovis Boudoin to pay a fine of $250 8 or serve six months in jail for carry ing concealed weapons;Thos. Rochon, larceny, six months in jail; Luclen Faulk, malicious mischief, $10 and cost or fifteen (lays in jail. The case of Eugene Trahan vs. Pierre D. Trahan and others, involving about twenty-five acres of land and boundary lines, was tried and a new survey ordered re turnable in thirty days. This suit has been pending about six years and has gone to the circuit court three times. Wednesday the court passed sen tence as follows: Thos. Casey and Thos. Tuite, assault, three months in jail; Leonce Robison, refusing to work on public road $5, cost and road tax, or in default, 10 days in jail; Adam Morris, larceny, three months in jail; Emile Desomeaux, incest, plead guil ty; Avariste Stephens and Alphe Tra han, criminal knowledge of female un der age, plead guilty. The Grand Jury through its fore man, A. E. Mouton, submited a par- 1 tial report yesterday morning return- 1 ing twenty-three true bills and seven teen not truebills. The following are 1 the truebills: Walter Grffin, assault; Jean Tourneau, criminal knowledge of I female under age; Daniel Trahan, bur glary; Edward Domingue, obtaining goods under false pretenses; Edward Domingue, larceny; Adam Speek, ar son; Adam Speek, selling refreshments without license; York Washington, t murder; William Bill, disturbing peace on road; Louis Smalley, blackmail; Joseph Gresham, obtaing money under false pretenses; Valsin Dugas, horse riding; Ovey Harmon, cutting and stabbing; Anna Moore and Louise Boudreaux, larceny; Marie Penack, larceny; Jacob Dugas, assault with dangerous weapon; HanoreJoe, larce ny; Joseph Neville, larceny; Octave Delhomme, disturbing peaceable as sembly; Ovey Harmon, cutting and s stabbing to kill. The following not true bills were re turned: Jules Simon, hunting without license; Adam Newguber, violating la bor contract; John Guidry, slander; Edmond Living, murder; Robe 't Du hon, horse stealing; A. E. Wagner elan der; John Boudreaux, enticing labor away; Simon Magloire, assault with dangerous weapon; Henry Rochon, car rying concealed weapon; Elinor Frank carnal knowledge with female under age; Joseph Martel, larceny; Alex Her nandez, slander; Walter Francois, lar ceny; Volney Foreman, larceny; Wm. Bill resisting an officer; Hebrard Broussard and others, stabbing to kill; Clinton Campbell, using obscene lan guage. The Grand Jury will continue its in vestigations and probably submit a fi nal report Saturday. Court adjourn ed yesterday until Saturday morning. hours and half hours, and is an ingen ious contrivance. It reflects credit up on the good Father who is not only administering most acceptably to the spiritual needs of his people, but is doing much to beautify the town and to advance its material welfare. Mayor B. U. Bernard and the city fathers are contemplating the installa tion of a waterworks system for pro tection against fire. Many residents have put down deep wells, finding at 100 feet the finest water for all pur poses, its purity and brightness being very remark able. Mayor Bernard, thinks too great depth not good and maintains that 100 feet will develop the best water all over this section. Who solved Ruger's puzzle? Mrs. Placide Breaux, of Lake Charles, came Tuesday to spend some time with relatives in Lafayette. Will Close Toeday. Moss & Co., will close their store to day on account of its being Good Fri day. For Rent Will rent my entire house furnished, or will rent part for light housekeep. lag,' furalshed.-Mrs. Julia HauL Noetie. The moving pictures at the Jefese son theater wil be suspended tonight on account of it being Good hriday. Whe steld mogws p .t SUPT. MULLER SUBMITS REPORTS On Water Works and Electric Ligh t Plant From Oct. 1, 1905, to Feb. 1, 1909. WITH A LIST OF PERMANENT IM I PROVEMENTS MADE. - During That Time the Town War Never in Total Darkness One Entire Night. Supt. (has. J. Muller of the Water and Light plant has submitted a de tailed report of the current expenses permanent improvements, collections cost of are lights and price of oil for each month from Oct. 1, 1905, to Feb. 1, 1909, giving profits and deficits for each month. Below we print his sum mary and comment on and explanation of the report: Grand total of cocllections penses................. 55,519.14 Crand total of collections 54,631.07 Net loss.................$ 888.07 The cost of fuel, labor and mater ial consumed by the street lighting system, the fire service and lighting and furnishing water to public build ings are included in the current ex penses of the plant. No allowance has been made the special plant fund for this service during the period covered by this report, thereby making the cur rent expenses of the plant appear large in proportion to the collections. The column under the heading of Arc Lamp represents the actual cost to the plant of operating the present street lighting system. By charging this amount as a profit, or adding it to the collections, we have: Grand total of collections ........................ $ 54,631.07 Arc lamp cost .............. 4,030.21 Total ................... $58,661.28 Grand total of current ex penses .................$ 57,110.17 Net profit................ $1,551.11 The $4,030.21 represents the cost of operating the present street lighting system only, which was installed in May 1907. No charge whatever is made for the old system that was dis continued at that time. Viewing the results from the above figures in another way, it may be said that from October 1, 1905 until Beb ruary 1, 1909, all of the public services rendered by the plant, including street lighting, Are service and water and lights furnished to public buildings, have cost the town the sum of $888.07. The items under the head of perma neat improvements represent expendi tures for the following: One brick and cement fuel oil tank, Electrical line from M. L. &T. R. R. Co's track to the Industrial Institute; Electric line from the plant to Con gress and Madison streets; Electric line from Madison and no name streets to St. John and Third avenue; Electric line from Lee and Vermilion to Vermilion near the railroad; Accessories for the new switch board;; Electrical instruments for Rev. W. W. Holmes, the popular pastor of the Louisiana Ave nue Methodist church, New Orleans, who will assist Rev. A. Z Va sban Ina s geies of revival alestiags here beginning and sl anda. ELKS INSTALL OF Past Exalted Ruler Dr. F. E. GI Presented With a Life Member. ship Card. Last Tuesday evening the lodge of Elks installed the recently elected and conferred n-ernbership card upon Dr. F.E Past Exalted Ruler. The card beautiful and artistic piece of w beautifully mounted and bearing t signature and picture of the recipiel Mayor C. 0. Mouton made the ptesea tation in behalf of the lodge and voi ed sentiments of high esteem.and apw predation for the officer. Schmulen again excelled hi ?fa providing for the social entertainsdat g of members and guests o - worthy of the confideuee^ -eposed in him as a caterer. The following officers were duly in stalled: J. P. Coleomb, exalted ruler; A. G. Courtney, esteemed leading knight; Chas. 0. Mouton, esteemed loyal knight; P. H. Barry, esteemed lecturing knight; J. C. Barry, seers tary; Gus Schmulen, tyler; W. A. Montgomery, trustee three years; Ap pointed: J. W. Bassett, esquire; I. Mouiset. inner guard; H. A. Jeanmard, chaplain; P. Gerac, organist. House committee, Dr. F. E. Girard, Dr. R. D. Voorhies, Gus Schmulen, Who solved Ruger's puzzle? Notice. Parties desiring electric lights should put in their application to the undersigned as soon as possible. There have been a limited number. of lights disconnected since Feb. 8, these and all lights cut out hereafter will be giv en to applicants in the order of the dates of their applications. CHAS. J. MULLER. testing purposes; new building and cement walks and gutter; Moving the two old boilers and re arranging the machinery in the plant; Foundation and ascessories for the new waterworks pump; Three six inch wells, and flume connecting ,pe to the underground reservoir; Two atr compressors; one horse and wagon; extension to the street lighting sys tem; one oil pump; brick wail in plant separating the boiler from the engine room; side track in the rear of the plant. During these three and one-half years covered by this report, the plant has never been shut down during one entire night. Notwithstanding the fact that only one engine must be de. pended on to operate constantly, and that during the winter of 1908-09, it was overloaded. (A table is given showing the dates and causes of interruptions with the time lost in each case, Mr. Muller summarizing as follows:) This table shows that during the three and one-half years, the town was in darkness a total of thirty one hours and ten minutes, twenty one hours and fifty minutes of which was due to the lack of fuel oil. Very respectfully, CHAS. J. MULLER. Supt. City Plant. Water and Light Committees 0. B. Hopkins, chairman; A. R. Trahan, G. A. Martin.