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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH OF LAFAYETTE. VOLUME XLVI. LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1911. NUMBER.91. VOLUME~~~~~~~~=w •LV •AAETE LOIL4A FHIAP J1S • m1.SIIE. FLAG DAY. Observed by The Local Lodge of Elkg With a Patriotic and Entertain ing Program. Wednesday night the local lodge of Eiks clebrated the anniversary of the birth of the American flag with a pa Stiotic and most entertaining program "The Elks all over the country observ ed the day with patiotic programr. At 8 p. m. the entire lodge led by -the Lafayette Concert Band, with torches for the band to read by and a few fog the ranks to see by, marches from the Home around the block. Each member had a tiny flag in his cot t and a flag handkerch:ef. and their genests were also present ed with a flag pin. The hail was very prettily decorated with bunting -and flags and emblems around the walls and streamers of red, white and blue stretched from the chande liers to the many windows. Immediately after the parade all as sembled in the hall where a large number of ladies and gentlemen guests had already been seated. The officers took their places and then the Elks entered by twos and as they reached the beautiful American flag held by Mr. J. P. Colomb at the altar, Separated and took seats in a circle :around the altar. The band played the Star Spangled 'Banner and then Exalted Ruler, Dr. R. D. Voorhies. called upon all the of ficers to give their interpretation of the flag in its relation to them. The answers were patriotic and entertain ing. After a prayer by Cuaplain Las tie Boussard the lodge, assisted by the audience. sang Nearer My God to Thee. Mr. C. O. Mouton read a most interesting history of the flag and the Elks quartette sang Columbia the Gem of the Ocean. Altar service weauSext and consisted of the building of .I rty be'l in sections of red roses, I1A4. 5d violets with a cross-piece of i..@a4tred with stars, accompan ied with appropriate explanations of the meaning of the service. The Elks quartette sang Auld Lang Syne and then Mr. F. V. Mouton read a beautiful tribute to the flag. The band gave an inspiring rendition of Dixie and Mrs. O. H. Sneddon recited When the Flag Was New. A patriot Ic ,address by Mr. Weston Brown of Carencro followed by the singing of America by everybody closed a very fine, instructive and entertaining pro gram. All repaired then to the lower hall and partook of delightful punch and cake. Commencement June 16. Mt. Carmel Academy will hold corn mencement exercises at the Jefferson Theatre Friday, June 16. Admission, 25 cents. Notice. There will be a regu'ar meeting of the Board of Directors of the Lafa yette Building Association June 21 1911, at 8 p. m. MONEY TO LOAN. Members wishing to borrow should attend. T. M. BIOSSAT, JR. Secretary. NOTICE. Meeting to organize a Good Govern tnent League will be held at the Court House at 8 p. m. Monday, June 19. Attention Knights of Columbus. Official notice has been received in forming the officers and members of our Council that oh account of the excessive heat. the initiation ordered at Crowley, Sunday, June 18th, has been postponed. Please' be governed accordingly. J. A. ROY, G. K. F. V. MOUTON, F. S. Keep Your Eye on the OVERLAND Always Going. LAFAYETTE MOTOR CAR CO. -. POLICE JURY Lafayette, La., June 6, 1911. Pursuant to adjournment the police jury met this day in special sesion for the purpose of considering such matters as may come before the body. Members present. M. Billeaud, Jr., President, presiding; S. J. Breaux, Edmond Martin, Alonzo Lacy, J. 31. Broussard, and R. A. Voorhies. Members absent: Cornelius Spell,! P. A. Dupleix, and P. R. Landry. A communication from Messrs. Lo lan Bros.. asking permission to op erate a saloon at Milton, La., was read The Secretary is hereby requestedl to advise Messrs. Lolan Bros., that they must make application to the police jury in accordance with the provision of Act. No. 176 of 1908. P. R. Landry, now present. Mr. Landry reported that the Pil lette Hall, wherein the polling place of the 7th wvard was held for elections of the Parish or ward, is being de moished and that he therefore wished the polling place changed from the Pilette Hall to the public school building, and offered the following resolution which was adopted: Whereas the building formerly used as a polling booth in the First Pre cinct, Ward Seven, Lafayette Par ish, commonly known and designated as Pilette box, having been destroy ed. And, whereas, it becomes neces sary to establish another polling place in Ward Seven to take the place of the one detroyed. Be it resolved, by the Police Jury of Lafayette Parish, in special ses sion assembled that the Pilette chool house be and the same is hereby de clared to be the regular voting, or polling place for said ward where all elections held under the law shall be holden. Messrs. Dupleix and Spell now present. Mr. Martin stated that at the last meeting, he had asked to be excused from the committee on jail painting and repair, and that he wished now to renew his request. So ordered. As per resolution of this body under date of June 1st the jury expressed its readiness to receive bids for the painting and repair of the parish jail, whereupon the following bid, being the only one presented, was opened and read: Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette Gentlemen: I beg to submit the following bid for work to be done on the Parish Jail situated in the city of Lafayette. 1. I will replace all missing bricks on the outside, also pointing up of cracks in brick work on the outside. 2. I will paint outside of jail, one coat with the best cement mixed paint, made especially for that pur pose, also all cornices. frames, sash, doors, windows, and iron work to be painted one coat with the best mixed paint made, also all iron and tin work to be scraped and receive one coat of the best metallic paint made. 3. I vd11 remove all old cement. down stairs, back gallery, side en trance and a'so one room upstairs, and replace same with an entire'y new cement floor of the best quality, as it is a matter of impossibility of repairing the present floor as it stands. 4. All defective galvanized ceil ing to be removed and replaced with 24 gauge corrugated galvanized iron. 5th. I will tie smoke stack with (2 inch) flat iron bars also put all openings in good condition. 6th. I will furnish (3) three un breakable iron syphon jet water clos ets, with all necessary fixtures, with connections to the water supply al I ready in the jail, and with connec tions to the cesspool already on the premises, all to be vented. with all work and fixtures guaranteed for one year. 7th. All the necessary material i and labor for the above specified bid is to be furnished by me for the sum of eight hundred dollars ($800.00). Respectfully yours, ALEXIS G. BROUSSARD. P. S. In the event of wanting two coats of paint on the above work specified in the above bid, please add eighty dollars ($80.00). To tie jail with 8 one inch hog chains with 'the necessary plates, please add to the above bid sixty dol lars ($60.00). It was moved and seconded that the bid of Mr. Alexis G. Broussard as above shown, with some minor changes covered by contract herein shown, be and the same is hereby accepted and that contract be execu ted by the President for the Parish of Lafayette with Alexis G. Brous sard for the amount stipulated in the said bid. Carried. President Billeaud reported having made the following contract with Alexis G. Broussard, which contract was read and approved: State of Louisiana, Parish of Lafayette. This contract of agreement entered into on this 6th day of June, A. D. 1911, by and between Alexis G. Brous sard, of the Parish of Lafayette, La., party of the first part, and the Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette, La.. through it President, M. Billeaud, Jr., duly authorized by resolution, Witnesseth: That party of the first part, agrees, binds and obligates him self, his heirs and assigns to paint, and otherwise repair the parish pris on of Lafayette Parish, in accord ance with the bid and specifications submitted this day by him, and which are hereby and hereto annex ed and made a part hereof, and in addition thereto to white-wash the interior walls, the work to be com pleted in not more than sixty days from date hereof, all in a first class and workmanlike manner, with the material as specified, for the price and sum of eight hundred dollars ($800.00). Party of the second part in con sideration of the above agree to pay to the party of the first part the sum of eigh hundred dollars ($800.00) at the completion of the work and the acceptance thereof by the Police Jury It further agrees to furnish one or more of the parish convicts to do the work of white-washing. It is agreed by parties to this con tract that no part of the contract price is to be paid party of the first part unless he abides strictly by the terms of this agreement and the specifications in the bid, hereto an nexed. In faith whereof we have affixed our signatures at Lafayette, La., this 6th day of June A. D. 19111, in dupli cate. ALEXIS G. BROUSSARD. M. BILLEAUD, JR., President Police Jury. Witness: Geo. Crouchet. John J. Robira. Messrs. Martin and Landry, ex cused. Mr. Adlophe Mouton having the job, through contractor Broussard to paint the jail asked what color the jury wished to be used. After considerable discussion on the subject Mr. Mouton was request ed use such cclor as he thought best suited. Mr. Martin now present. Mr. Du p'eix excused. The President' appointed Messrs Breaux. Landry and Voorhies a com mittee to supervise the work to be done on the jail under contractor Alexis G. Broussard. It was moved by Voorhies, second ed by Breaux, that the jury install two drinking fountains, one at the courthouse for whites and the other near the jail for colored peop'e, pro vided that the cost of same be reas onable in the minds of a committee of three which the President ap pointed. Carried. Committee: Messrs. Breaux, Voor hies, and Landry. Mr. P: R. Landry now present. There being no further business the meeting adjourned. GEO. CROUCHET, Secy. Lafayette, La., June 6, 1911. The Police Jury met this day as a board of reviewers with the follow Base Ball. Sunday the Scott tetam defeated Milton on the Scott diamond by a score of 10 to 0. The Scott boys had it all their way with Milton, hitting Chiasson's curves all over the field. The Lafayette Base Ball club, J. F. Thibodeaux manager, played the Fly ers last Sunday and made the score 1 to 3 in their favor. Their pitcher made a home vrun. Batteries: La fayette-George Abarado and Eddy Coussan. Flyers-Pierre Broussard and Oneil Cormier, Umpire, Alfred Olivier. A regular meeting of the Episcopal Guild was held at the home of Mrs. N. P. Moss Wednesday afternoon, and only routine matters discussed. Af ter the meeting the hostess assisted by her two daughterS, Misses Alice and Eppie. served delicious refresh ments. Mrs. Ashby Woodson and Miss Huger were the guests of the evening. ing members present: M. Billeaud, Jr. President, presiding; S. J. Breaux, F. R. Landry, J. M. Broussard, Alonzo Lacy. R. A. Voorhies, P. A. Dupleix, Edmond Martin and Cornelius Spe'I. A communication from Dr. A. J. Burkett stating that an error had been made in his assessment at Mil ton, was read and after investigation of the matter it was resolved that no After diligently looking over the as sessments of the parish as present ed by Assessor Trahan it was moved seconded and carried that the same be accepted. There being no further business on motion, duly seconded, the body ad journed. GEO. CROUCHET, Secy. Mrs. P. M. Waitt returned yester day afternoon from Biloxi where she and Mr. Waitt spent about two weks. Mr. Waitt went on to Bogalusa where he has secured a position as dispatch er. Mrs. Waitt will join him in about a week. In Memoriam. Tom Moore Biossat. Jr., only child of Moore Biossat and Anine Skip worth, died at the residence of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Skipwith, in Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday, June thel3th, 1911, at 12:30 p. m., at the age of- seven months. A short record, yet this little one, that the Father has taken to Himself, in the few months that he abided with us. made many lives sweeter, bright er, and happier. He seemed born to attract people to him by his unuqual sweetness and serenity of diposition. The clear-eyed gaze of innocence, the sweet seraphic smile of infancy, these attracted and won every one to little Tom. And now that he has gone before us, may it not be, dear kinsmen, that it is that we may be drawn to Heav en where our treasure now is? You mourn; yes, and will mourn. but not as those without hope, for ycu know that little Tom has gone: "Out of a life of commotion, Tempest swept oft as the ocean, Dark with the wreck, drifting o'er: Into a land calm and quiet, Never a wreck on its shore: Out of a life in whose bowers, Perish and fade all the flowers, Into a land, Where brightet and fairest of flow ers, Never shall wither away. Yes; safe from all life's transitori ness, its sins, its sorrow, and distress, he is over yonder, and: "The bird like voice, whose joy ous tones, Made' glad these scenes of sin and strife. Sings now the everlasting songs, Around .the throne of life." -His Cousin. Honesty and Affluence. "But," protested the plain citizen, "don't you consider honesty a good thing?" "Sure," replied the politi clan; "but it's like every other good thing-you've got to make money be fore you can afford it"--Catholic Standard and Times. Invention of Value. A chemist has invented a way to convert gasoline or petrol into a stiff white jelly. It is done by adding 1% per cent. of steatite and alcohol. An economy of 30 per cent. is eJPlmed for the solid form. TIM HANLEY HURT Fell From Train, Suffering Fracture of Skull-Some Hope of His Recovery. Tim Hanley, a brakeman on the Al exandria branchl, was badly hurt Tues day by falling from his train at Chen eyville. How it happened no one knows, as he has been unconscious ever since he was picked up. Con ductor Crouch states that when the train was at Cheneyville he heard some planks fall, but paid no atten tion to it. They pulled on down to Eola and on arrival there missed Mr. Hanley. After making a thorough search for him they backed up the train to Cheneyville and found him where the plank had been heard to fall. Mr. Hanley was lying besides the track with a terrible wound in the back of his head and unconscious. Conductor Crouch at once communi cated with headquarters here and was instructed to rush Mr. Hanley ti the saniarium at Alexandria, and in three hours after he was found he was un der the doctor's care. The skull was trefined and the bone pressing upon the brain removed. Yesterday he was reported conscious and hopes were entertained of his recovery. Stabbed Husband. A negro woman by the name of Lizzie Davis living in Broussard was arrested Wednesday on the charge of stabbing her husband The cause is said to have been because of jealousy over another woman The husband is reported to be dangerously wound ed Died. Little Tom Moore Biossat, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. T M. Biossat, Jr., died in Baton Rouge Tuesday, at 12:30 p. m., aged 7 months. The funeral was held here on the arrival of the Baton Rouge branch at 10:35 a. m. Interment was made in the Pretestant cemetery, services being conducted by Rev. Henry Harper. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Herndon of Shreveport, Mr. Henry Skipwith and Mrs. L. O. Clark came over from Baton Rouge and a large number of friends accompanied the remains to the cemetery. SAll tie Tmel I You can depend upon finding at our yards a full stock of Lumber, Sash, Doors, Blinds, and Building Material. $ We are always prepared to supply your wants in the LUMBER LINE. Also with the celebrated j Ellwood Wire Fencing Adapted for all purposes. jAndRemember! IZt Will Pay You to Let Us S figure With You. IVORDENBAUMENI LUMBER CO., LIMITED, I~k4·l*4444.~~pi4*4*4*4*e*44*4? Templer Saxe. He made his first appearance in America at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, in the leading barytone part in a musical comedy, entitied: "The Ladies' Paradise." Af ter which he created the principal barytone part in the following New York productions: "Sultan of Sulu" (\Wallack's Theatre), "An English Daisy" (Casino Theatre), "Piff, Paff, Pouf'' (Casino Theatre)' "The Earl and the Girl' (Casino Theatre) and "The Blue Moon" at the same thea tre His next appearance was in a Musical Comedy entitled "Yama' \Valnut St. Opera House, Philadel phia). He also played the leading barytone part in "The Chaperones," "The Gay Musician" on the road as well as in "My Antoinette" and in "Morocco Bound." Before coming to this country, Mr. Saxe was principal barytone in Eng land of the Carl Rosa Light Opera Co., and held a similar position at the "Court" Theatre, The Criterion, The Shaftesbury Theatre and The Prince of Wales Theatre, London. He was also popular as a concert singer and well esteemed as a drawing-room sin ger in the British Metropolic. He made his first appearance in New Or leans in the "Gay Musician" at the Tulane Theatre. Mr. Saxe is some what out of the ordinary run of sing, ers inasmuch as he acts his songs as much as he sings them. Besides singing in English, he sings fluently in French and German, especially in the former. Mr. Saxe has a reper toire of over one hundred songs which he sings by heart. Jefferson Theatre, one week, be ginning Sunday, June 18. Prices 10c and 15c. On Saturday only - three of our leading brands of 10c cigars four for 25c at Moss Pharmacy. Taken Under Advisement. The case of Kelly-Weber Co., of Lake Charles, vs. the Vordenbaumen Lumber Co., a suit for damages for the alleged non-fulfillment of a corn contract, was argued Wednesday and taken under advisement by Judge Campbell. Corn! Corn! Corn! Upton has just received a new lot of good sound corn. Phone 192.