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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH OF LAFAYETTL VOLUME XLVIIL LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1913. NUMBER 55. "BUQUOR Cleans Clean" PHONE 239. "THE SANITARY WAY OUR WAY" PHONE 239. REGULATIONS FOR SOUTHERN PACIFIC Special Meeting of Council Authorizes Streets Opened and Wants Other Things. A special meeting of the City Coin cil was held Wednesday evening and some sudden regulations passed af fecting the Southern Pacific. The meeting was called at the suggestion of the street committee which report ed that when they asked the rail road according to usual custom to place for unloading the cars of slack which they ordered to place on the streets, the company refused and de clared that the freight must be paid first. This is a rule of the company; but heretofore the company has been placing the cars and having their freight bill approved each month. This abrupt change in view of the tense situation caused by the contest over the bonus taxes for the South western Traction Co., and the Louis iana Traction and Power Co. which a large element of the citizens is in fa vor of and which the Southern Pacific is doing its best to defeat, convinced the committee that it was a matter of spite. The committee then represented the necessity of opening Lee Avenue across the railroad property and to prevent the erection of a buildin, which the company is erecting on the line of such street, which was author ized. City Attorney Jerome Mouton here informed the- Council that as he was employed by the Southern Pacific rail road he would be unable to counsel the committee in the above proposed step which would involve litigation. Mr. Mouton was excused. The Council then adopted resolu tions authorizing the street commit tee to open the crossing on Second street near Mouton's lumber yard, the light committee to enforce the law as to lights at crossings. and to demand that flagmen be placed at each street crossing in town. The above action of the Council was the result of the present feeling over the voting of the trolley taxes. The refusal of the company to place the cars of slack as usual was interpreted as the purpose to punish the people of Lafayette for daring to want to vote bonuses to other lines, and ac cordingly the Council acted in a re taliatory spirit. Mayor Trahan read a communica tion from the State Railroad commis sion in reply to the complaint of the Council of the company's failure to furnish fuel cars some time ago. The Commission asked for a specific in stance and declared the body would then take up the matter. The com munication was referred to the Wa ter and Light Committee. The committee on sewerage was in structed to advertise for bids under the specifications furnished by Et gineer Raymond for the construction of a plant in this city. Notice. This is to notify, the public that Harry Borchers is not in my employ any more and any work given him will not be for me, and I will not be responsible for any work that he does. CHAS BORCHERS, Tinsmith and Plumber. AGE 30-$18.91 PER $1,000 i IFor Rate at your Age ask -PheE S. J. Del Mouly 1 o9~i ~SPECIAL AGENT Box 018 PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE CO. L~AF..YTE , LAFAYETTE MOTOR CAR COMPANY. Overland Automobiles, Fairbanks-Morse Engines, Dynamos and Pumps. Use Sure Shot Tire Compound In your tires and you will never have a puncture. CALL AND. ASK FOR .DEMONSTRATIONS, U,_, -rLyl -~-L - ~LL-- --~-----_·LL~IV~1(~i 1 THE FORUM Sunday the forensic program of the Forum will be filled by Mr. Leon Locke, member of the State Legisla ture, who will talk on "The Inter coastal Canal, a subject on which Mr. Locke is, particularly capable of speaking. The intercoastal canal will mean a great deal to Lafayette when completed along the proposed route, leaving out Vermilion bay, if we peo ple of Lafayette choose to avail our selves of it, and therefore Mr. Locke should have a big audience. The musical program has been ar ranged as follows: Violin Solo, "Spring's Awakening." Miss Stella Theriot, accompanied by Miss Mamie Rooney. Vocal Solo, "Call Me Thine Own,". .. Miss Laurence Campbell Piano Solo .. .. Miss Jeanne Siadous First From New Parish Sheriff Jos. Fuselier, of Jennings, stopped over in Lafayette yesterday to take the Baton Rouge branch with a negro, Isaac Couterville, whom he was taking to the penitentiary. Burg lary was the charge and the prisoner the first convict from the new parish of Jefferson Davis. For Sale. A good strong surrey cheap. Apply at residence, Compress street, near Dr. Hopkins. H. V. MIELLY. TOKENS OF APPRECIATION Given Professor Dickerson-Remem bered With Gifts on His Going Away. Tuesday morning when Prof. Dick erson, who has served the city schools as principal for the past several years, went to the High School for the last time, he was most agreeably surprised by the presentation to him by Prof. Jordan of a beautiful Persian ivory toilet set as a token of appreciation and esteem by the faculty with whom he worked so well and with such ex cellent results. And following Thom as Buchanan, one of the pupils, gave him another beautiful Persian ivory set, this time manicure, a remem brance from the boys and girls who have learned to love him and esteem him during their pupilage under him. Prof. Dickerson was greatly affected by these marks of kindness and love and responded in a feeling and appre ciative way. Mr. and Mrs. Dickerson and baby left the same day for Chatham to as sume his duties as parish school su perintendent of Jackson parish, and we send our good wishes along with him. Prof. Jordan has been promoted to the principalship and Miss Mattes has been placed in charge of Mr. Jordan's room. Trolley Line Meeting. Tuesday evening an enthusiastic meeting was held at Breaux Hall in favor of the two trolley lines. Judge O. P. Guilbeau opened the meeting and Leon Couvillon presided. Address es in French and English were made by the following speakers: Chas. D. Caffery, J. P. Colomb, R. H Broussard, Clerk of Court J. Gilbert St. Julien, E. E. Shackford, AlbertiTrahan and I. A. Broussard. After the speaking coffee and cakes were served to all present. F.O.B. TOLEDO. O. sore n it CostsYou OF COURSE you admit the value of the automo- work of three, that the store, the theatre, the folks ten bile for any one who has to go from one place miles away, have suddenly become your next-door to an.other-apd wants to get there and back neighbors, that it has given a store of health to you and quickly. We all agree on that point. your family The cost of the automobile is what is worrying Which automobile? you, maybe The Overland-because it is the b ue that You wonder is it worth the money-to you. money can hay. Have you ever noticed that when a'man buys an Whatever'yotr notions are aj an automo. automobile, and, after using it, either in his business or bile should be to do justi r requirements, or pleasure, or for both, sells it, always buys another whether you value power . ftimpressive appear one? ance, low cost of upe kind of durability Yes? Well, that's the an.wer. Overland durability.,I .;: kes the possession of a car a source of down fiý sfaction, you can't afford to Buy an automobile, find out that its price is an consider an it~ii bile without first investigating the investment rather than an expense, and you can't do new Over a without it. You wouldn't want to. . ..feast come and take a look at it. Compare it Because you will have found that the car is worth .' ers. Let us give you a ride in the big, fully more to you than it cost you, that it has added to your .qipped Overland; it involves no obligation on your capacity of doing business, that it made one hour do the art. Then draw your own conclusions.-That's all. Sr1 SOLD BY LafayetteMotorCaro., Ltd. THE ROYAL OPENS A Large Crowd Witnesses Siegfried Given at the Opening Attraction Wednesday Night. Wednesday night was the opening night of the Royal, by which name Mr L. F. Salles has decided his pretty new picture show house shall be known. A large crowd was present on this occasion and enjoyed a fine pre sentation in moving pictures of "Sieg fried". The new theatre is very pret ty, well lighted, showing a brilliant front of lights along the arch and fur nished with comfortable opera chairs. It is up-to-date, and Mr. Salles says that he intends to always keep the standard of his attractions up to the top notch. Oak Lane Bakery Open. Mr. Oney Champagne of Breaux Bridge has opened the Oak Lane Bakery and announces that he is pre pared to serve the public with high quality bread deliverd to any part of town. LAFAYETTE VOTES FOR PROGRESS Tax for Godchaux Trolley Line Car ried by Safe Majority-City Gets Traction Line. Lafayette wants the Godchaux trol ley line-the people said so emphatic ally yesterday when they voted 409 for it with an assessment value of $604,705, and against 105 with assess ment of $110,265. The election passed off very quiet ly, but there was an undercurrent of intense excitement on the part of the citizens. The people seemed to feel, and rightly, that the city's future de velopment depended on carrying the tax. and vigorous work was done to overcome the strong opposition of the Southern Pacific and other opponents of the tax. The result of the work of those in favor and the general con fidence inspired by the practical unanimity of the best business men of the community, was a triumphant vote for the tax. On the fourteenth of February the city will vote on the Shackford trol ley system. As this promises even greater for Lafayette's welfare, yes terday's vote is a certain indication that it, tool will carry with votes to spare. On with the trolley and for greater Lafayette! Subscribe for The Advertiser. Died. Mrs. H. H. Sandoz, who underwent a serious operation at the local sani tarium last Saturday, took a sudden turn for the worse and died yesterday at 10:0S o'clock a m. She had been doing well and the doctors had every hope of her recovery when unforeseen complications developed and she suc cumbed. Mrs. Sandoz was a most es timable lady and possessed a large circle of friends who sincerely regret her death and extend to the bereaved husband and children their heartfelt sympathy in their irreparable loss. The remains will be taken to Opelou sas on the train today for interment. We are not seeking fame as an advertiser, but we want you to know that We Are Specialists On Refraction of the Eye We correct all defects of the human that glasses will remedy. S. R.. BIOSSAT, OPTOMETRIST Of e. at BIOSSAT's JEWELRY STORE Next to Postoffce.