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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OP THE PARISH OP LAFAYRTTL VOLUME XLVIL LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA. TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1912. NUMBER 84. $20 IN GOLD GIVEN AWAYL This Month at Town's Store For four consecutive weeks beginning Saturday, May 25, we will give away $5 in gold at 3 o'clock each Saturday. For Particulars call at the Store. J. H. TOWN. COLLEGE NIGHT At Jefferson Was a Big Succes--A Bachelor's Romance Well Pre sented by Local Talent Friday night a large and very ap breclative audience was present at the first College Night of the Woun an's Club to witness their first play presented by local talent to raise money for their scholarship fund at the Industrial Institute. The Club is assisting three young ladies this year who, with the officers of the Club, occupied a box at the play. The drama chosen for presentation was "A Bachelor's Romance" and it was very interestingly and credit ably rendered. J. . Lee, Jr., made a very good David Holmes, literary critic and chief character of the play. Gerald Holmes, his brother and a ilasipated and generally indifferent sort of a fellow, was taken of excel sently by 8. J. Delmouly, who made quite a hit with the audience who en. Goyed him immensely, especially his high hat which seemed as uncertain Oa its equilibrium as its wearer was. Martin Beggs, David's secrearyand onddential man, was portrayed by art Kosnell, ute a seasoned actor. Harold Reynolds, on the staff of the review, by aile Scualer, was com madably renadered ad Harold De amas.e was pleassag in rendering hW ehameter of Archlbald; Savage WtIsN, a modrs literary man and sad sueesstally in love with David's iMater, Miss Hole Learand, which art was capably acted by Miss Mary ellK Mr. Mulberry, an antique lit mary maS with a classical edueation a s.a e.,t !adness for books, but as pui.tseim Iss Is marsar st S was done with credit ant a con aMieraMe ameeat of histrionic ability SBeObert Meas. Mrs. Mary Mo Ormder w cabrmisg as Harriset EAssseer, a omg society girl, sand ar. . AS brea* dews the its me u meatiwm .. a asidse ady, Mrs. Dari earrieds oet the aret nowua* wai Mgms Martha Weasel i as imibewpestMa at A .BAROGAIN A large new lawn swing, rega price $9.00 for $5.00. COOME CUICK FFREE While they last. One aluminum, sauce pan with ivery purchase of one dollar or over of Aluminum Ware. See.Our Show Window lACOSI~ U19W. CO., Limited UTEFORTI THE R. TAX . , t ,./. .. . . . ... ".t. " I "..,,.-".' . ........... . o.:. ' - - /......:.. ,'i-. via Summers, David's ward, was charming and acted the part with grace and naturalness that won for her high praise from the entire au dience. Taken altogether the pre sentation of this rather difficult little drama was very successfully and creditably done and it is safe to say that everybody who attended felt that they had enjoyed the evening fully to the extent of the price of the ticket and then had the great satis faction as they looked at the three bright and charming girls beneflci aries of the fund, of knowing that the admission fee was being most worthily bestowed. Miss Edith Dupre, the president, appeared before the curtain preced ing the last act and expressed thanks in a neat speech to all who contribu ted to make the evening the great financial and social success that it was. When she had closed Mr. Lee, on the part of the Woman's Club, presented Miss Dupre with a large bunch of lillies as a token of the Club's appreciation of her services and devotion to the Club. The Club realised $186 over all expenses. It is the purpose of the Club to have a College Night every year for the beneft of their scholarship fund and with each new performance hope to make the evening more enjoyable. Flood Conditions. A tlprd break in the Atehafalaya levees docurred Sunday at Alto, twen tyone miles from Melville. The banks eaced rapidly and is now 600 feet wile. Water from the crevasse washed away several, residences and a store building, but no lives lost. Eforts to close the Hymelia re vasse are being made with considera ble success and hope is entertataed of completely closing It and so saving millieo o dollars of property. OGe.rl conadtions in the overflow ed ares are somewhat better and the wnerWs ar beglnning to reeee. No huatimes'- taespastg allowed in my peaste. Also it i positively forbidden to tie eattle around my ten1s. A 5-19 1me. JACOB BACIAERT, RAILROAD MEETING Small Attendance-Addresses by J. P. Colomb, C. D. Caffery, J. E. La lanne, Jules Dreyfous. The meeting Thursday night in ad vocacy of the tax in favor of the pro posed New Iberia, Lafayette and Northwestern was poorly attended.! not over fifty people being present, showing either a lack of interest or that the voters have pretty generally made up their minds. The meeting was called to order by J. P. Colomb, who stated the ob ject of the meeting and made a short talk for the tax. He called upon Atty. C. D. Caffery who spoke in fa vor of the tax, directing most of his remarks to showing the benefit of a competitive road. He read several letters showing the difference in rates between Lafayette andother towns with more than one railroad. He read a complaint from a merchant from this city to the State Railroad Com mission on account of discrimination and also the Commission's answer that they could do nothing as Lafa yete is not a competitive point. At the close of Mr. Caffery's" talk Freight Agent Jos. E. Lalanne was given the floor and he read rates to Lafayette, Opelousas, Crowley and New Iberia, showing that Lafayette was as well favored as the other towns in the particulars he quoted. He also added that the Southern Pa cific was ready to consider any com plaints of discrimination and make corrections where there was Injus tice. He also declared that the com pany encouraged truck raising and made special rates and gave special service to promote the industry. At the 'close Jules Dreyfus, of New Iberia, spoke. He began by declaring that rates was not the main thing, that it was the move for better facil ities, the awakening of the people to progress and the development of en terprises that counted. No city could become greater without more than one railroad, that railroads came in and helped build up cities by bring ing in immigration and aiding in the development of the country's re sources. He spoke of the big cane crop last year and the inability of the Southern Pacific to handle the crop and declared that with a developed country the tonnage would support two lines. This country is not nearly developed and we need another rail road here to help us develop it. He caused considerable amusement by declaring that we need in Lafayette a new tombstone with a new epitaph on it. His talk was well received and was a strong plea for votes for the proposed railroad. The meeting was then adjourned. Taken Up. Taken up in my field, a small bay mare, fresh clipped, bob tail Owner can have same by paying costs. 5-17-t. FRANCOIS ARCENEAUX. Notice. Sealed bids will be received by either member of the undersigned committee on Saturday, June 8th, up to eleven o'clock a. m., for the pur chase of a strip of land, said to contain 7 acres, situated along the Baton Rouge line of the Southern Pa cific. No bid will be considered if for less than $300.00. J. F. JEANMARD, P. X. J. KRAUSS, FELIX H. MOUTON, Committee of the City Council. A Splendid, Meeting. A very enthusiastic meeting of the Southside School League was held on Thursday afternoon at the High School with thirty members present. On account of Mrs. LeRosen being sick Mrs. P. B. Torian called the meeting to order. The minutes were read and adopted. After a few busi ness matters were discussed, the elec tion of officers was held, but before doing this Mrs. Torian read a note to the League members from Mrs. Le Rosen, expressing her appreciation of the honor of having been elected president three successive years, and that the League had afforded her great pleasure as the members had always worked so earnestly and har moniously. But that it would be im possible for her to serve as president any longer. After which the follow ing officers were elected: President, Mrs. Harold Demanade; Vice-presi dent, Mrs. Jas. Reeves; Recording Secretary, Mrs. P. B. Torian; Corres ponding Secretary, Mrs. A. B. Denbo; Treasurer, Mrs. John Keith. ^The League then adjourned for the sum mer and the next meeting will be held the second Friday in September. The League members were glad to have Mrs. H. V. Mielly as a new mem ber. Notlee. The Police Jury will meet Monday, Jane 3, 1912, as a Board of Reviewers. B. N. Coronna, of New Orleans, was in town yesterday on basiness and to see trelatives.' Mr. Coroena paedicts that in a few years Lafay ette parish will be raising as much eotton as it ever did. Pear appetite is a sure sign of hi paire tio. A few doses of CbebW. f l- tea h and Ltwer wil '21' rba I'oa dig s :. :'tinopa4yer appetite arP -·a ll INDUSTRIAL INSTITUTE Commencement Program-Wireless Demonstration-Cattle Dipping Exhibition May 27-Winners in Athletics. The Commencement Exercises of the Southwestern Industrial Institute for the closing of the present session have been announced as follows: Saturday, May 25, 8 p. m., Annual Joint Meeting of the Attakapas and Avatar Literary Societies, with De bate for the Julian Mouton Medal, and the presentation of a portrait of Colonel Gustave A. Breaux in con nection with the donation of an an nuity of one hundred dollars for the Gustave Breaux Memorial Collection for the library of the Industrial In stitute, the gift of Mrs. Josephine M. Breaux, of Princeton, N. J. Sunday, May 26, 5 p. m., Commencement Ser mon, Rev. A. F. Isenberg, Rector of the Catholic church at Crowley, La., vocal solo, "Come Thou Fount", Mrs. Anna Grant Miller, of New Iberia. Monday, May 27, 10 a. m., Annual Exhibit of the work of the Industrial Institute in all departments, at which a visit is expected from a joint com mittee of the house of Representa tives and the Senate of the General Assembly; 2;30 p. inm., Annual Meet ing of the Board of Trustees; 4:30 p. m. Game of Indoor Baseball play ed outdoors between Senior students and the Faculty; 5:30 p. m. Girls' Gymnasium Class Drill, front lawn; 7:30 p. m., Annual Meeting of Alum ni, Moss Hall; 8:30 p. m., Annual Alumni Supper, Gordon Hotel, with Mr. Louis LaCroix, '07, of Baton Rouge, as Alumni Orator. Tuesday, May 28, 9 a. m., Exercises of Gradua tion; Valedictory by Miss Martha Pellerin; Address to Graduates by Col. John Dymond, Sr, State Sena tor; presentation of Diplomas, Gov. L. E. HaIL After many delays Prof. J. E. Ho gan, of the Department of Telegra phy and railroad service, has, with the help of his students, succeeded in installing his wireless telegraph department, and Saturday for the first time received messages from the air from a number of distant, points not clearly located as yet. One point from which a number of messages were intercepted was New Orleans, which being so near and having a strong sending outfit makes a loud clear impression at this distance. The sending outfit will not be installed here until after the Lafayette elec tric light and power plant changes its system from direct to alternating current. A demonstration of the wireless telegraphy work will be giv en to the public on Monday, May 27, as a part of the Commencement ex ercises. Especially for the interest and in formation of farmers a demonstra tion of dipping cattle will be given on May 27, at 10 a. m., by the Indus trial Institute agriculture class under Prof. J. G. Lee, Jr. The concrete cat tle dip has just ben completed by boys of the workshop department un der Profs. H. C. Bond and A. Wood son. Prof. J. C. N. Krumtum, teacher of Latin in the Institute, completed the work of his classes and left yesterday foi-Oklahoma, where he has a place in the Summer Normal Faculty of the Durant State Normal School. Indoor base ball played outdoors, has become the greatest athletic in terest among the students since the close of the track and general athlet ic season. It seems to surpass the real game. The bulletin giving cc'nplete in formation as to the Summer Normal School beginning here June 3, has been sent out in response to the largest number of inquiries ever made for a summer term and a larg er number of reservations of rooms in the dormitories than aver before also indicates an increased attend ance at the Summer School, notwith standing the bad year and the high water. During the past week the Institute Letter in athletics and special work was awarded to the following stu dents, Prof. C. J. McNaspy delivering the letters to the successful candi dates at the morning hour on Wed nesday: In Football, Aycock, Cap tain, Lee, Buckley, Lowrey, Single ton, Compton, Curley. F., Himel, Wil l.ams, Bourque, G. Bourque, U. Ber eegeay; Basket Ball, Bour'.ue, U., Captain, Bourque, G., Singleton. Gal do, Dalferes, R.; Base Ball, Curley,! F, Captain, Anders, Guerinniere, Gal do, Bercegsay, Platt, Alleman.,immel aeek, Mouton, ,.; Track, Bourque, ., ----, sN--.,- P-. Pek eaun, i. +. !++++ ++.+, ~'·~ ..+-+.+.+:?+.* . -++ J., Martin, L., Sllcott, Daigle, Whi meyer, Hernandez, Bagarry, L., Comp ton, Buckley; Girls' Basket Ball (Newcomb), Miss Eppie Moss, Cap tain, Miss Dorothy, Gagne, Miss Lily Breaux, Miss Gertrude McConnell, Miss Ada Alleman, Miss Annie Mou ton, Miss Stella Comeaux, Miss Vio let Bollinger; Debate, Miss Martha Pellerin, Dudley, J. LeBlanc, James Bailey, J. Maxime Roy; Editors of Vermilion, R. E. Aycock; Editor-in Chief of l'Acadien, Roy L. Dalferes. In New Quarters. Max Immergluck has moved his grocery store into fine new quarters in the Levy Bros' building which was specially enlarged and arranged for his occupancy. He has a handsome store with a very convenient ar rangement of goods and everything looks clean and attractive. The Cane Crop. Louisiana Planter. Grass and water are the twin foes with which the Louisiana cane crop is now contending. The high river has necessitated so much attention and required the presence on the levees of so many laborers that the fields have perforce been neglected, and the rains of last week gave grass and weeds an impetus that can only be checked by the man with the hoe. Unfortunately the man has had to lay down the hoe, for the time being and take up the shovel and the sand bag. The erop is backward and grassy, yet the stand is there, and this permits our local planters to feel reassnably hopeful, wherevever their fields are not actually over flowed. Everything now depends on the weather we have during the growing season. Extraordinarilly good weath er may enable the young canes to re trieve their five or six week's back wardness. Should the summer be unfavorable a short crop is a cer tainty. Now is the time to get rid of your rheumatism. You can do i' by ap plying Chamberlain's Liniment and massaging the parts freely at each application. For sale by all drug gists. Just Suppose Suppose you saved daily the price of a good ci gar-ten cents. That amounts to $3 a month, or $36 a year. At four per cent compound interest, such a saving would amount in ten years to $449.28; in twenty years to $1,114.56. By saving one dollar a week, which is a trifle less than 15 cents a day, you would have at the end of ten years $648.96; at the end of twenty years $1,609.92. Could the householder save $5 a week, or $260 a year, his savings would in 10 years amount to $3,244. 80; in twenty years to $8,049.60. It is not necessary for a man to wait till he has five hundred or one thousand dollars before open ing a bank-account. The essential point is to make a start with $1 or any other amount that is conven ient, then add to it regularly afterward, and the good results which will follow this plan will be highly satisfying. A bank-account will encourage you to practice economy and teach you how to save. It is not what a man earns but what he SAVES that makes for financial independence-a principal enunciat ed by Benjamin Franklin, who said, "If you would wealthy be, think of saving as well as of getting." If only people would be will ing to save small sums, there would be much more financial happi ness and much less want and suffering in the world. This bank combines safety with satisfactory service, and will p preciate your account. "The First National" OVERLAND MODEL 6 F We repair any and all makes of Automo bile Engines, Stationary. Gas and Steam Engines. Steam Pumps, Etc. Lafayette Motor Car . Co., Ltd. 1 4* HIGH SCHOOL CLOSING Music Contest Wednesday Mornin -Games on Lawn Friday After. noon. Class Night Friday Eve. The Lafayette city public schoot will close Friday May the 24th, wit the following programs during the week: Wednesday morning at 8:45 vood music contest by eleven classes. Friday afternoon 4:30 a reprodus. tion of games on the lawn by Mrs. Guilbeau's Primary Class. Friday evening at 8 o'clock the members of the graduating class wil render the following program: Song, Voices of the Woods.... Class Salutation ..........Ruth Baldwis Class History ....... ..Lee Bonnet Class Song ............ ....Class Class Poem ...... ....Hilda Kaha Piano Selection, At the Fair...... ............ Miss Annie Mouton Class Prophecy .... ..Olive Reeves Class Will .... .... Elizabeth Denbo Class Song, Truth Tellers .... Class Class Valedictory... ..Chas. LeVois Awarding Certificates. L. J. Allemas Piano Selection, March of the Giants ...... .. Corrine Voorhies Closing Remarks, Principal R. L. Dickerson. Song, Good Night ..... ......Cla Admission free and everybody In. vited. It would surprise you to know ud the great good that is being done ba Chamberlain's Tablets. Darlus Dow' ney, of Newberg Junction, N. B, writes, "My wife has been uaing Chamberlain's Tablets and finds thm very effectual and doing her lots at good." If you have any trouble wit your stomach or bowels give them a trial For sale by all druggists. For Sale. One barred Plymouth Rock eea~ and three cockerels, also one dart~ English penciled Indian Runases drake and seven ducks, duckRllg and settings. 5-21-5t. MRS. . D PELLE*TIIB Piazza Chairs, should be given coat of Campbell's Green V.r . Stain. It produces a very handsom effect that adds to the attractivenest of your front porch or summer house Anyone can apply this Stain. 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