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Iii el ! s î 1 i i f. rft bk, v Âmi CIAL JOURNAL. Think not lightly of never so weak an arm which strikes with the Sword of Justice. VOL. 7. THIBODAUX, LA. MARCH i6th, 1910. NO.6 Police Jury Favors Improvement Regular meeting held last Wednesday aud Tnursdar at which important pub lic improvement was broached. Judges Martin appeared before body and submitted plan, of remodeled and en larged courthouse. Body agrees to improvements and ap points committee to iook into the ma * ter, expressing willingness to spend thirty thousand dollars. The Police Jury held a regu lar meeting last Wednesday and Thursday at the court house. Besides transacting regular busi üöüs an importänti uiäitGr wäs touched upun. Judge Martin appeared oefure che body - and argued for the necessity of a lar ger and more convenient court house. The idea being to enlarge and remodel the present very imposing structure that has for ycdi'ti served as the palish tem ple of justice. Judge Martin has a plan of his own which if adopted will be au excellent one. His idea is to enlarge ihe building and take in all the space between the west side of the building and the fence on tireen Streut, making the front of the building as well as the main entrance on Green Street with a hall which would run from said entrance across the present hall to the rear where the stairway would lead to a long hall leading to the court room. In the plan the Sheriff,Clerk of Court, Assessor and Recorder would have offices on the lower floor, besides a meeting room for the School Board and a room for the Police Jury. Upstairs there would be the court room, much larger, ttie judge's room, the district attor ney's room, a library, two jury rooms and possibly private room for attorneys to take clients to interview Iheiu during or pre vious, to the taking up of cases. This Dlau with an architect s idktas 10 supplement it should ; make a very aoceptible building and one wiiioli would oj a monu ment to th-j parish and tuwu, as well as an everlasting credit to the present police jury. If the plan is adopted however it may bring grief to the par ticular friends of Dolly, the cow in the lot, who will in all proba bility have to vamoose, des pite the fact that she promised to die in the lot .An ornamental buil ding would be very much handi capped were it placed in the centre of a cow lot. The remain in^ around could then easily be converted into a park place or an open plaze well kept and in keeping with the building. The committee appointed by the police jury consists of three mem bers of that body : Messers Alex Theriot, Leonard Falgout- Josep" Dressner, three members of the lo cal bar, Judge W. P. Martin, Judge Taylor Beattie and J. A. O. Poig net Esq.; four citizens, Messers. Thomas Beary, Lee J. Foret,Henry Riviere, and Hon. H. V Coulon, making a committee of ten. STATEMENT of the condition of the lank of êhiboïmux, thibodaux, la. A t rlos« of business March 8th, 1910. Date called for by State Bank Examiner. A ssets : CaSl ba a nK d s. dUe .' r0m .. $232,187.39 Demand laans, Bonds and stocks,.. 14,31b. lb »309,503.55 Loans, secured by mortgages.. ^ Other loans and discounts 31»>,4^o.<J Real Estate and fixtures _, e fifi (Bank premises) id,« io . jo Total, £570,498.81 L iabilities: Capital stock, $50,000.00 Surplus 50-« Undivided prolits,— 28,<M.4l Dividends unpaid,. Deposits, *128,764.41 115.00 441,619.40 Total, *570.498.81 I O Naquin, Vice-President and I, C. P Shaver, Cashier of the above named bank do solemnly swear that the forego Injr statement is true and correct to the best of mv knowledge and belief. (LS) Subscribed and sworn to before » tins m» dw of Notary Public. DIRECTORS: E G. Robichaux, L. A. Trosclair, Äii» Lagard * W:ä5f p! ÜTrkod, O E. Peltier, F Roper» ^ hos. Bear\ , g ' W. H. Price. Forty one foundings,children two years of age, were adopted by as many Catholic families in New Or leans last Thursday. The children «aine from the New York Founding plum, Eight were taken bv peo ^^^^^\ferrebonne and La Annual Communion iesi Catholic Knights and Knights of Colnm bus take communion together at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Over three hundred men holy table and partake mont together. approach the of the safcra Special mass hold for occasion alter which both organizations repaired to St. Joseph Hall where breakfast was served. Last Sunday was the occasion of the annual communion of the catholic Knights Branch 336 and the Lafourche council Knights of Columbus.The two organizations partook of holy communion to gether.as is their annual custom. A special mass was held for the occasion at 6. 45. A. M. just be fore the first mass for the pa rishoners. The scene was an imposing one, there being over three hundred men in line going to perform their Easter duties, after having gone to confession the afternoon previous. After the mass breakfast was served jointly to the two orders at St. Joseph Hall. St. Ann's Branch, catholic Knights, con sisting solely of ladies had cha rge of the affair and served around the tables, seeing that the Kuights wanted for nothing. During the course of the meal talks and toasts were proposed and made by the different heads and officers of the respective orders, as well as various other A num the tables by the knights. NEW CORPORATION A new corporation has heen , . 1 £.r m of e the" mem be«' remained i over for h i" h mass The ladies' w/re afterwards waited ^pon at j recently launched in this town j rnnsistin" of Judee W P tin, Mr. "Leon Block'and Mr.™' ThômasD .Kcnt. The purposes ! are handling of coal, lu m ber, ! wood and other stock carried with these three, for building purposes. Thr concern will soon charter and start business with headquarters and offices former canning factory. at the REPORT TO THE STATE BANK EXAMINER, of the financial condition of the BANK OF LAFOURCHE, OF THIBODAUX, LA. at the close of business march 8. 1910. $318,794.29 resources: Cash and Sight Exchange, $261,419.29 Demand Loans, 57,375.00 Loans secured by mortgage, Other Loans & Discounts, 229.980.54 Overdrafts, secured and unsecured,... 4,839,64 Bonds and stocks, JÎ c-n op Banking House, Fur. and Fixtures-. . 11,8/ liabilities: Capital Stock, $25,000.00 Surplus, 100,000.00 Und. Profits (net).. 9,812.59 Deposits, subject to check Dividends. Unpaid, $134,812.59 547,888.34 366,00 Total, $683,066.93 Total, $683,066,93 I Anatole J. Braud, President, and I, Kleber J. Brand, Cashier of the above named bank do solemnly swear that the foregoing statement is true and correct, to the best of our knowledge and belief. Sworn to and subscribed before me, the undersigned authority, this l'Üh day of March, 1910. ° II. N. COULON. Notary Public. . f^rco-oincr «tTtpment we feel that the first dutv of a well managed bank is to it De po sitors—the business ofthUbanki "conducted along these lines, which is in truth, SECURITY and CONSERVATISM Safety is c .°"f^fl^u^L^g'for your business, assuring you always, courteous treatment and satisfactory service. No business too small not to receive due attention. The Southern Pacific, as usual, j will open its Excursion season,with an excursion toNew Orleans,Easter ! Sunday, March 27th. Ou account : of tbe large number of people tak j ing advantage of this excursion in j past years it has beeu fouud ne~, ces8ary to increase the service, This year three trains will be run. One will leave Washington, La., at 6:00 A. M., makiug all stops up to New Iberia. Another will leave New Iberia at 7 a . M., and make alt stops optoMorgau City. A third will start at Morgan City Another Railroad Projected On Bayou. i ! Another project to build a motor rail* road line from Donaldsonvillc to Lock— , port has beon brought to light. Police Jury in Assumption parish grants the promotors a franchise oa the bat- • turc on tue left side ol Bayou La—. fourche. The report states that the franchise was given for the three parishes, but it is evident that other parishes will be ap proached. ~ r s Another motor railroad be tween Donaldsonville and Lock port is proposed. The promo ters recently appeared before the Police Jury of Assumption and secured the franchise over the batture along the water's edge on the left bank of the ba you. While the report states. that it was granted for the en- j tire distance by the Assump tion authorities, it is evident that the report is erroneous, but ; indicates that the police juries of Ascension and Lafourche will be approached. This is three or four times that the proposition has been attemp ted and made publicand we trust that something will come of it this time. There is no gainsay ing the fact that such an under taking would be a dividend pro ducer from the very start. Ba you Lafourche is thickly settled from its source to its mouth. It is unlike other sections of j ' : the country and is so closely settled i that one '» wa . nt 10 beli< ; ,e 'J i a t . own whenever travelling ^ j F"« freight on the left side of the bayou, and again it may be that the promoters do not care to seek franchises from the different i j municipalities along the b ^*o«, but Mar-'l°°ks as if there would be i Mr.™' 1 ? pa A S ,f° ge ; traffi f C ° D ^ ! bank .- AU the towns from Donald- ; ! sonville.with one or two exceptions, If re L on the right bank,ail the catho -il. ♦.«« o, a ! like a much better proposition on are on the right bank,ail the catho lic ^«ches, o™ j™ therl l? h , t ' ' 8 ^ e than on the opposite side ! of all towns. ! : j j j leaving there at 7 A. M. and make S all stops to New Orleans. Excur sion traiu will pass Öchriever at 7:55 A. M. Tbe rate from this city will be $1.00. for the round trip, Mr. Jean Adrien Parr, well known in this parish died in Hou ma last Saturday, at at tbe advan ced age of 85 years. He leaves two great grand children and other progeuey numbering 92. He leaves two sisters in this parish Mrs. Ur sin Lebkuc aud Mrs. Thos. Har gls of Lockport, as well as a grand niece, Mrs. James Laoghrao Corporate Limits Extended Further. Town stretches out in two directions covering considerable more tervitorj. Town now has a Church and College heretofore not in its limits located within town. Line not changed on upper limits Ridgefield annex still remains on skirts. and out The town has stretched out. Last Friday the Board of Alder men passed an ordinance chan ging the limits and incorporating property not heretofore included. The Catholic Church and the Thibodaux college are no« in town and all that stretch of pro perty between here and the upper line of Acadia plantation, includ - ntT t ^ e property just beyond the c ^ rc h a nd St. Joseph Street, somet j me s called"Rue Torchon." The U p per boundary was not in ter f eret i w ith and remains the same stopping at the edge of Rjdtrefield plantation and exclu dins the annex. On the South it extends down St. chanes Street aQd doWD Canal street on both sides up to the parish line, be tween Lafourche and Terre bonne. All property brought in is pratty thickly settled but some fear is entertained that even with tha extension the five thou sand mark will not be reached, which is to be regretted. With five thousand we would be a city and would necessarily receive more attention and more advan- j well as considering other advan tages. The new boundaries are as follows: Along Bayou Lafourche tagês than being under the mark, Cd pj ta | an d industry are always «" ">« f**' - ^ a p C> i n ^ beyond the catholic church) separating the Acadia plantation from private pro abutting, then 600 feet back> beyond lhe end of S. j osep h Street, then next to a puint 515 feMt east of St. Charles g tl . eetj lben gouth until the Kail road, down St. Charles and Canal, to the line separating the parishes of Lafourche and Terre bonne. A Rare Treat. Prof- J. C. Monaghan. a lecturer whom the press quotes as being as brilliant as William Jennings Bryan, has been secured by local councfl Knights of Columbus to deliver a lec ture here next Tuesday, the 22nd, at the Opera House at 8 P. M. Lecture will be free. The lecturer is known iii America and Europe as a scholar, ^erved 11 years as con sul to Ge r &an; log: IT LOOKS GOOD FOR BASE The locals held preliminary meeting last week %nd discussed various plans sub mitted. Meeting will be held at Strangers Hotel to-night to take some definite step one way or the other. Reports state that fifteen of the best players in the parish have been recrui ted'and will form the team. The base ball fans will be plea aed to learn that a base ball nine for the approaching season is al most assured. The enthusiasts together with some of the ball tos sers held a meeting last week, and again Sunday afternoon, at which some definite plans were offered, but nothing positive was decided upou. Auother meeting will be held at the Strangers Hotel to night and it is expected that the matter will be definitely settled. A report says that fifteen ot the best players in the parish have signified their intention to affiliate aud we dare say that Thibodaux will have a rattling good team up excelled by any all home team in me state. _ Mr. Wellington Hebert. Mr. Wellidgton Hebert» an aged, respected and prominent citizen of this parish died at his home last Saturday evening after a long ill ness. Deceased is well known throughout the parish, haviug ocf cupied several positions of trust, and in serving the public in several official capacities, as member of the school board, member of the police jury, levée inspector, road inspector and other positions. He was well and favorably known throughout the entire parish, and was very active up to one or two years ago. While it was known that he was seriously siek his death came as a surprise. He leaves to mourn his loss a number of children and grandchildren. His remains were taken here on Sunday after noafc*«nd interred in St Joseph Catholic Cemetery, the funeral was largely attended by friends and relatives. Deceased had reached the age of 71. He was a native of this parish and had lived here his entire life- m The Thibodaux Boiler Works have purchased a motor cycle for their travelling salesman,Mr. Folse, from A. R. Staunton. the New York School of Technolo gy and Professor of Social Econo" mics at Notre Dame University. As he may pass this way but once it will be a mis take to miss him. Egg Sunt. There will be an egg hunt given on Sunday afternoon,March 27. th, Easter Sundayjat Mt. Carmel Ci ve*^. The good sisters will se? X ^ most enjoyable afternoon is aäorded all. Tha littlfl nn«« will UP PARISH F Police Jury appoints a committee to coö" fei* with" a committee from Terre bonne Object being to establish a poor house and farm, together with a reformatory and detention home. The poor and indigent of both parishes would be cared for, the juvenile crimi' nals would be detained, as well as the isane wanting transfer to asylums. The Police Jury at its last meet ing besides appointing a Court House Committee also appointed a committee to confer with a com mittee from the Police Jury of the Parish of Terrebonne with the view of establishing a joint home and farm, as well as a reformatory and house of detention for the use of the parishes of Lafourche and Assumption. The idea is to select some place convenient to both parishes where a farm can be located, and upon which would be erected four or five houses to serve the purposes of an asylum for the poor and indigent of the parish, both white and color ed, men and women, and to send juvenile law breakers where they can be corrected and imprisioned, as required under the juvenile law, and also a house wherein the insane can be detained awaiting deporta tion to Jackson and Pine ville. As it is to day the parish is pay ing nearly three thousand dollars a year in pension for poor and help less people in this parish, in having a place of this kind the parish would or could maintain them for less than three thousand and in time pay for the outlay occasioned in establishing such a place. A re formatory for boys and girls under seventeen years of age is contempla" ted in order to carry out the provi sions of the Juvenile Court law And last but not leaiît, a house wherein the insane could be detain ed awaiting their being transported to Jackson or Pineville, which would be far better i;han locking them up in jail awaiting an oppor tunity, when overcrowded conditions of the asylums will permit them to be sent over. It is estimated that ! both parishes could establish such j a place for something like twenty to twenty five thousand dollars. Having a farm in connection some revenue might be derived or the cost of maintenance,by having gar dens and poultry, as well as dairy conveniences, would lessen the cost of maintenance. a a We asked for the Post Office Room so we could enlarge our banking room so as to accommo date our increasing business. We are putting in beautiful fixtures—something Thibodaux and you will be proud of. We solicit your account if we have not got it now. The Bank of Thibodaux THIBODAUX, LA. Serious Accident. Last Sunday morning, while the family carriage belonging to capt. John Shaffer's family was approach ing town carrying some of the mem bers to church services in town, the horses attached to the carriage be came frightened and unmanageable. They broke out in a run and ran into a wagon on the road, turning over the carriage and spilling the parties over the street. A daughter of Senator Shaffer suffered a broken limb from the fall and the Senator's mother was bruised up and slightly injured from the fall. They were assisted by Mr. Rudd and his family and later taken to the residence of Judge Martin. A local physician was called in as well as a special ist from New Orleans. The horses were pretty badly battered up. The price of ice has been rai sed to sixty cents per hundred pounds in Houma from twanty cents per hundred pounds for the last few years. There was ►mpetition then but recently olfe of the plants went into tho .8 of a receiver and was :bed or purchased by con interests in the remain , Sentenced Passed On Convicted. The three week i>erm of the criminal court wound up last Friday morning by tM passing of sentences. All who had not pleaded guilty and who stood trial were called up by Judge Martin for sentence. Three go to penitedtiary this time, for life the others for three and oae fir* ! years respectively. District Court adjourned last Friday morning at noon^ after a three week term of criminal work. While it was expected and predicted that the docket would be lighter than it was, the Grand Jury bringing out quite a few indictments the court was kept busy disposing of them. The majority of the misdemea nors were disposed of by par ties pleading guilty and being fined, but a greater number than usual were tried rather than plead guilty. There were jury cases every day the second week, with the exception of Friday, the case fixed for that day being sent over until the following Monday uf the third week. The sentences imposed the last day upon those found guilty were as follows - Salvatore Sia, for violating oyster law in fishing oysters without aliceose, $50 fine or 30 days;given the min ni m um because license had been applied for and money sent for same, bnt he fished be fore receiving it and technically speaking was at fault and there fore pleaded guilty. Nelson Thomas, concealed weapon, $250 or 60 days jail; Dave Kelly 30 days jail for lareceny; Bertha Williams 10 days jail same of fense, amount stolen being forty cents,one chicken; Florestal Gui dry, Assault, pleaded guilty, in formation being reduced from As sault & Battery to Assault,fined $10 and costs; party was struck by him hé i!=,peace officer at Lockport. Judge reminded him that p°ace officers above all should observe the law. Richard Piaisance, disturbing peace on highway etc, $10 and costs or 20 days jail, Jim Boland, entering with intent to steal, 60 days jail. Henry Simmons burglary, night time, 5years penitentiary;Henry Johnson shooting with intent to kill, 3 years penitentiary; Joe Harris,murder, penitentiary for natural life. Last mamed being one found guilty of killiug Ro bert Brown, whose body was found on Rienzi Plantation, across the bayou, near Texas & Pacific tracks December last. ing plant. The price was then immediatly trebled and the small consumer either had to put up or do without. The citi zens made an appeal to the Board of Aldermen and in reso lutions they asked that a State law be enacted to protect the pub lic against any such impositions. Among the different oil paintings of distinguished members presented to the Louisiana Planter' Associa - tion at its last meeting hat of the late JohnT. Moore Sr- of Schriever was presented by his son, Hon. Charles V. Moore, who is still and has been for several terms. Presi dent of the association. President Moore in presenting the portrait ol his father made a few very appro priate remarks. France is all in a stir over re velations brought to light. Re ceivers,appointed t»y that govern ment to dispose of the property which was confiscated from Catholic Churches and religious orders are now accused of de falcations in having secured millions for the property and appropriated millions to their , personal uses.