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C. A. Mouisset,
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a i reiddace dans la Prairie
ï .-. . . y.u XY AIIBEVI.LL LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1883. 1¶O, 3A.
Di0ot Judge. JoBii CLEGG.
J. A. CsaRGOIs.
, Wt. SHEPHERD.
G. B. SUAW.
goner, W. D. Wram.
gpoe Jury, President.
4N.FPAxex, Jos. TRAHAN,
VA 7gISYE, J. T. BROUSSARD.
ILNOass iL. TaIBEAUX.
of Police Jury.
R. C. SUEDES, Mnyor.
J*J. ABIDIE, 0. BouuQUE.
6.WI, LASTIE BROUSSARD.
gy, E. LYONs, Constable.
J deuof the Peace, 3d. Ward:
. B. Warfs, G. LABAUVE.
EDWARDS. E. MorTAGnt.
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. I. WEITI.
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ABBEVILLE, LA., July 29th 1882.
A special meeting of the School Board
met this day according to call Members
present :-A. D. Martin, president, N.
[erry, J. Nugier and J N Williams. Ab
sent :-J Morgan, J H Putnam and M C
The minutes of the last meeting were
read and on motion the same-wereadopted.
The following report of the rreasurer
was submitted and on motion the same
Abbeville. July 29th 1882.
To the Hon President and members of
the School Jeaq ae .Fop thsa.ePrish o
GENTs:-The following is the condi
tion of the Treasury this date.
First watd $ 270 84
Second " 74 29
Third ' (over drawn) 1 9 66
Fourth ' 234 42
r'ifth '" 141 31
Sixth " 218 20
Seventh " 36 76
Contingent~fund 16 72
ISAAC WISE, Treasurer
per E. WIsE.
Mr Lastio Broussard submitted his bill
for costs in suit of School Board (vs) G B
Shaw, Tax-collector. amounting to $44,85
and on motion the same was accepted.
On motion a school was .located in the
4th ward on land .to be donated by Mr
On motion the school in east portion rf
2d ward relocated on land belonging to
Mr Emile Thibodeaux about 4 acres from
the prescnt location.
Oa. motion the appointment of teachers
for the different schools was postponed un
til next meeting.
Ot, motion the 1st school in 2d ward
was closed and a school was located at or
near J Bte Bertrand in said ward,
On motion the Ireasurer is authorized
to pay the aum of one dollar and a half to
J N Williams to reimburse him for money
expended by him for the Board.
On motion the sum oi one hundred dol
lars was allowed W W Edwards for pro
On motion the sum of one hundred dol
lars was set aside out of any local taxes
as a contingent fund.
On motion the Board adjourned to meet
August 22nd 1882, and all members are
requested to be in attendance
A. D. MARTIN, President.
J.N. WILLIAMS, Secretary.
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Abboville, La.,.Oct., 16 1882.
The Board of School Directors
met this day according to adjourns
went, with the following named
memblers present. W W Edwards,
president and John Morgan, J
Nugier, Nathan Perry, M C
Broussard and J N Williams.
Absent J H Putnam.
The minutes of the last meet
ing were read and same were
J N Williams, chairman pro
tern of the finance committee hav
ing reported favorably on the
claim of Mr. D M Lyons for ser
vices as Assessor, amounting to
$47.00, the same was allowed, and
ordered to be paid out of the con
On motion the report of Mr
Isaac Wise was referred back to
him with a request to him to miake
a more explicit report specifying
the source and date of receiving
funds, what kind, whether poll or
mill tax and for what year levied
also to state the name of party to
whom and from what ward said
funds were paid out, also to re:
quest Mr Wise to sign said report
On motion resolved that the
tax collector G B Shaw be reques
ted to furnish this Board- a com
plete schedule list by wards of all
persons liable to pay a poll tax in
this parish as required to 'do by
Sec 1-act No 66 approved June
On motion resolved that the
attorney for the School Board in
case of School Board vs G B
Shaw, proceed to collect said
jugment in said case at once and
report thereon when collected.
On motion resolved that G B
Shaw be required to pay over to
the Treasurer of this Board the
entire amount of poll tax and one
mill tax levied for the year A D
1881 on or before the 2nd Mon
day of Novemaber 1882 and
should said collector
claim that any portion of said
taieiscould not be collected by
due diligence at the proper time,
that hebe required to furnish this
Board with a list of the names of
such tax debtors and the - amount
of tax owing by them on or before
the day aforesaid.
On motion the Bord adjourned
to meet on Monday the 13th of
November 1882, at 11 o'clock a
m, member, will please be more
prompt in attendance.
The finance cpmmitte will meet
on Thursday the 26th of the pres
ent month at 10 o'clock am.
W. W. EDWARDS, president.
J. N. WILLIAMS, secty.
Abbeville, La., Oct. 7th 1882.
The Board of School Directors
of Vermilion parish met this day
in regular session, members pres
ent : Messrs. M. C. Broussard.
J. N. Williams. Nathan Perry.
Absent : J. Nugier, John Mor
gan. and J. H. Putnam.
W. W. Edwards having pre
sented his credentials as a Imember
vice, A. D. Martin, resigned, the
same was accepted.
On motion, M. C. Broussard
was elected as temporary chair.
On motion Mr. W. W. Ed
wards was elected President of
The Secretary having presented
the account of Mr. Isaac Wise, for
services rendered as Treasurer,
the same was referred to the fi
nance committee. .
On motion the president W W
Edwards was requested to act as
a member of the finance committee.
The account of D M Lyons, as
assessor, was also referred to the
On motion, resolved that W W
Edwards be and is hereby employ.
ed to survey the Sec 16, T 13, S
R 4 E, in 2nd ward and lay out
said See in 80 acre lots, and re
port at the next meeting of this
Board how much of said Sec is
now under cultivation.
On motion the sum of $125,00
or so much thereof as may be
necessary, was appropriated out
of the funds belonging to the low
er portion of the 2nd ward, to
purchase materials to huild a
school house, on land to be dona
ted, provided that Mr Emile
Thibodeaux comes forward and
makes title to said land in favor
of the School Board, prior to tue
drawing of said funds from the
Treasury. Messrs Jules Thibo
deaux, W W Keuhling and Emile
Broussard is hereby requested to
receive and disburse said funds.
On motion She committee ap.
pointed, to purchase a situation
(or lot) for a school house in the
3rd ward is hereby requested to
report what progress they have
made,, to this. board at the next
The bid of E. I..Addison to do
the printing for this Board (such
as notices and minutes of the
Board)' for one year at the sum
and price of Sixty ($60.00) dol
Jars, was accepted.
On motion the Board adjourned
to meet on Monday the 16th day
of October 1882.
W. W. EDWARDS,
President School Board.
J. N. WILLIAMS, Secty.
ABBEVILLE, OcT., 2ND 1882.
'The Council i4et this day in
regular session; there were pree
ent R. C. Smedes, Mayor ; and
Messrs. Lastie Broussard, J. J.
Abadie and O. Bourque, alder
Absent :-Solomon Wise.
The minutes of' the previous
meetin the Couacil were read
and ado .
0. Bourque of the committee
oppointed to confer with E. I. Ad
dison, Publisher of the MERIDION
AL in regard to publishing the
proceedings of the Council, &c.,
reported that Mr. Addison had
agreed to do the printing for the
price of Seventy-five dollars per
On motion of Mr. Broussard
the contract for printing and pub
lishing for the Corporation for the
present year wasgiven to the said
E. I. Addison at Seventy-five dol
lars per year.
The report of W. B. White,
Treasurer was presented & read.'
On motion of Mr Broussard, the
same was adopted and ordered to
be spread on the minutes.
To the Hon. Mayor and Alder
men of the Town of
I hereby present my report as
Treasurer for the quarter ending
Oct. 5th 1882.
July 1st balance as per settle
ment $ 55 26
To amt received on said
fund since that date 205 90
$ 261 16
0 r- ed it .
By amts paid out as per
receipts $ 170 00
Oct let balance on hand 91 16
Street and bridge fund.
July 5th to balance as per settle
ment - 35 63
amt rec'd since that date $ 6 95
By amt paid out on that
fund to date 42 50
Balance this date . 08
W. B. WHITE,
Oct. 2nd 1882 correct,
R. C. SMEDES,
of finance committee.
On motion of J J Abadie, re
solved that the Mayor notify the
Collector to make a report in
fall of all the taxes, licenses and
fines collected by him, on or be
fore the 15th of this month.
On motion the Council adjourn
ed to next meeting.
R. CJ SMEDES, W. B. WHITE,
POLICE JURY "
MONDAY, OCT., 2nd 1882.
STATE OF LOUISIANA,
PARISH OF VERMILION,
The Police Jury of the State and
Parish aforesaid met this day in
regulsr session at the Court House
Present : - Howard Hoffpaunr,
President. and the following mem
bers. viz :,-Messrs. Broussard, Van
slyke and Trahan.
Absent :-Thibeaux. Nunez and
The following named commission
eri of unbranded stock made due
wr iten reports and the saute were
ordered filed, vis:
2nd ward Austin Lee, sold (net)
for $ 18 75.
3rd ward Demosthen Trahan (no
5th ward John Morgan sold (net]
foz $ 23 15. For which respective
sums. they exhibited the Treasurer's
Theolia Landry was appointed
Boad Overseer of the 3rd road die.
trict vice F D Leleu excused on ac
count of over age.
F Despanet Lege was appointed
road overseer for the 11th road dis
trict vice Clement Fletcher excused
on account of ill-healthb,
appointed for the 4th district vioe M
C Broussard excused for same
Art. 1st. resolved, that the 10th
and 11th road districts commeasing
at the north end of the Abbeville
bridge until it strikes the forks of
said two road districts, be and the
same are changed in the following
particulars, vie: To run north from
the foot of the Abbeville bridge fol
lowing the lines that seperate the
laods of David Fronk and Desire
Leblanc then continuing the same
direction until it strikes the corner
of Boniface Bigat's present pasture
or field fence, turning said corner
towards the east and following maid
fence until it strikes the lands of the
Primeaux then turning north, fol
lowing the lines that separate the.
lands of Boniface Bigot and the
Primaaux until it strikes the small
bridge built and used as a public
road being the forks of the said 10th
and 11th road district. The said
change is to have no effect until the
said vBigat shal 4y authentic act
donate to the parish the right of way
sufficiently wide for a public road
and provided no expense Whatever
shall accrue to the parish in conse
quence of said change.
Art. 2nd resolved, that Messrs.
Paulin Decuir, U W Stanebury,
Gerard Decuir, Alex Moss, Sara
sin Hebert, Joseph T Guidry, Na
than Perry and Henry C Harring
ton, be and they are hereby appoint
ed ajury of freeholders to trace and
lay off a public road from Perry's
Bridge to Cypress point, and that
they make due report at the next
regular meeting of this body.
Art. 3rd resolved, that the follow
ing change be made to the 13th road
district, viz : After crossing Grosse
Isle Coulee where it crosses the line
between W L Vanslytre and Dr J B
Ramsey shall continue along the
line between said W L Vanslyke
and Dr J B Ramsey and thence
along the line between said Van
slyke and Bagley Bros, to the pub
lic road again on the land of said
Bagley Bros. Provided :-That the
said W L Vanslyke work the stew
road and put it in good travelling or
der ; also to execute an authentic act
of donation in favor of the parish of
said land in due form of law, and
tha` no expense shall accrue to the
parish in consequence of said change.
Art, 4th resolved, that the resolu
tion passed by this body allowing the
Clerk of the District Court to pur
chase at the expense of the parish
the necessary stationery for the use
of the Court [except record books]
be and the same is hiereby repealed.
Onesime Meaux, road overseer for
the 5th road district, was authorized
to purchase for account of the par
ish, the quantity of lumber he asked
for by his written request, to be used
in building bridges in his said dis
3n motion of Mr. Bronssard.
Art. 5th resolved, that the Police
Jury of the parish of Lafayette be
respectfully requested to appoint a
committee of three or more members
of their body or outside, for the pur
pose of meeting a similar committee
to be appointed by this body for the
purpose of devising means and meas
ures in order to build jointly a
bridge on the public road crossing
the Coulee des Noix which is the
dividing line between this and the
parish of Lafayette,
Art, 6th be; is further resolved,
that the President of this body ap
point a committee of three members,
including himself, to consult and ad
vise with the committee to be ap
pointed by the Police Jury of the
parish of Lafayette, should that body
see proper to do so. and that said
joint committee make due report to
their respective bodies at an earlier
date as possible.
The President appointed with him.
self, Mosers. A V.nslyhe and J T
The following claims were allowed
and ordered paid out of their res
pective funds, vis
Criminal funds of 1882.
Lastie Broussard $ 27 95
G B Shaw, sheriff 84 00
L Broussard assignee (see list 59 91
Laurent Rageur 1 87*
O Bourqne assignee (see list 9 91
E Deehamps, jr 3 811
S Wise assignee (see list 10 85
G B Shaw sheriff 6 00
S Wise assignee G E Lyons 109 00
Magistrate's &c., funds 1889.
H B Lyons constable 34 95
Gilbert Labauve jp 3 58"
W B Whitej p 1225
Printers & Stationer's, 1882 :
E. I. Addison, 3 quarters, 210 00
Police Jury funds 1882 :
Solomon Wigs 12 00
lease Wie* 25 00
H B Lyons 12000
Ambroise eco0w 81 50
Road dr Bridge lunds 1882 :
S Wise 3-clai.s 88 80
a Imy imesd 8 8s
Grata 44 Peat Jury &c funds 1882:
J C White. jury coa&!r 2 80
NC Young k ." 200
A sacour " " $ 64r
On motion the Jury then adjourn
ed until Monday the 9th inst.
Pretdent Police Jury.
Clerk Police Jury.
-Monday Oct. 9th 1882.--.
The Police Jury met this day
according to adjournment at the
Court House in Abbeville.
Were present Howard Hofpauir,
president and the following membera
viz:-Messrs, Broussard, Traban
and Vanslyke.-Absent ;-Messrs.
Thibesux, Nunez and Primesaux.
On motion L C Lyons was ap
pointed to act as Clerk Pro Tem.
The minutes of the previous meet
ing were`ed and approved.
The follag appoinsaents as
Clerks at the aiffering preeaincts were
made as follow,, via.:
Ust precinet M. C. Brouseard,
2d *' C. A. Moulaset.
3d " W. R. Ellis.
4th " Severin Broussard,
5th " Howard Hlofpanir,
6th " Hy- C. Harrington,
7th " Ambroise Morton,
8th " D. C. Rose,
9th " A. Ragasoni,
And that the clerk of this body
issue notices to said parties of their
Resolved that we give to the aher.
if the following oredits on Sues
charged against him by the Finance
committee, to wit :
Fines against Victor Guidry for
1880 8 118 00
Fine against Walter Hen
derson for 1880 10 00
Fees due Chargeos diet atty
at Wept term of diet court '82 9000
One jury no-ice of Perry
Trahan 10 09
Coma due Chargois on for
feited bead of 8tephen Fore
man of $125 at 20 O0 25 00
also the sum of $4 06
error in corns allowed
sheriff on licenses fqr year '82 4 06
Fine of FM Levy 25 00
Receipt for fines by him
col for 80-'81-'82 625 00
Receipts for taxes collected
on rolls of '77-':8-'80-.'81
Receipts for licenses of '82 384 75
" " forfeited bond
of Stephec Ashworth for 50 06
coms for col of all fines te
date at rate of 10 Oo on
amount of $921 00 mak
ing the sum of 92 10
Total amount $ 2,965642
As per report of finance
committee of Oct 2nd
1882 . hsrges coil 3,248 9M
By credit as above stated 2,965 421
Leaving bat against - .-=.
sheriff & tax collector, $ 283 52
Resolved that the finance commit.
tee be instructs-d to investigate and
ascertain how this discrepency arises
and make report at the next meeting
of this body.
Be it resolved that the surplus
funds in hands of the Treasurer for
years previous to 1882 to the amount
of Two thousand dollars be appro
priated and paid pro rata on judg.
ments and claims which have been
presented to tue finance committee,
said pro rats to be made by the ft.
nance committee making their re..
port to the Police Jury at the next
'The following claims wer allowed.
To D. M. Lyons. Assessor, out
of Mag. Phys. Coil. & Assessor
funds of 1882 8 427 50
To G. B. Shaw, out of Criminal
Pros. fand 1882 54 64)
On motio¶s the Jury adjourned to
the ftrst Monday in December 1882,
President Police Jury.
L. C. LYONS, Clerk Pro. Tern.
BAY ST. Louis, Miss.
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