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à .•v & 2! ■- .<« DON'T HESITATE to call at our office when you have time and have that insurance placed upon your property or harm may overtake you. The property that is uninsured is a mark for the fire fiend, and 110 man who would save regrets and remorse should leave his home uninsured when it costs so little. BURKE, 6ATES & SUBERBIELLE Some people believe that all the tools necessary to repair watches is a hammer, tongs and monkey wrench. They even handle their watches on this principle. Watches are delicate pieces of mechan ism, and require careful handling. We are prepared to handle the most delicate or complicated watches, and the finest watch movement, the most delicate jewelry receive the best care in process of repair. All our repair work as well us the articles we sell is guaranteed : Our reputation is back of our guarantee. J. W. ECKART, 15 THE ENJOYMENT OF SPRING can be revelled in to your heart's content when you have a good comfortable vehicle to get out in and enjoy the freshness of Springtime. We have all kinds of carriages for style, speed and beauty, for comfort and lightness to suit all tastes and all purses. AGENT FOB Columbus and Geo. Anger & Co. Buggies. ALSO Undertaker and Funeral Director, m W". A Good Glass of Beer for Lunch will make the simplest diet palat able and nutritious. Our Anheuser Busch beer is a meal in itself, and contains all the nutriment of bread and meat, besides being an appe tizer. No one should be without a case of our pure and refreshing Anheuser-Busch beer in the honse. We will deliver it promptly to your order. New Iberia Ice and Bottling Works, V. ERATH, Proprietor. Sole Agents in New Iberia for Betkda Mineral Spring Water From Waukesha, Wisconsin. Cares all Kidney Diseases, Bright's Disease, Diabetes, Torpid Liver, Dyspepsia, Insomnia, Calculi and Ner vous Prostration. also Bethel COAL WOOD SAND PITTSBURG LUMP COAL ASH WOOD AND • BUILDER'S SAND h^:rr eby max levy. YARD OPPOSITE FISHER'S STABLE. « Your Head Aches To-day. It is a small matter; but it ached two days ago, and again a week ago. You are acquiring a habit of headache. That must be stopped. The trouble is with your liver. You want a mild lax ative, and then a tonic to stimulate the appetite *nd make the blood rich and pure. ^A nd T qnic P ellets FOB SALE BT JAMBS ▲. LEE. NEW IBERIA BRICK FACTORY, Aug. Erath and K. Southwell, Proprietors. NEW IBERIA, LA. B , XI^ST-OX j- A.SS PRESSED & COMMON TïRTfflr OP IA1L10AD AMD WATER SHIPPING FACILITIES, TO ALL POINTS. 1 Application. Seeing; is Believing;! Yov are invited to com and tee oar Wo have assembled all that's new in (Ming, Nils and Furnishings for Man and Bays. ïes tas» Why ire MU *0* _ 8t»ply beeanee we boy on stock ■faetuieie, and we are satisfied than yon ean bay elsewhere f spot cash, direct from the man with small profita. We will be House Go to BURKE, GATES & S UBERBIELLE, Su ? c î % &Iifê Aco for your FIRE INSURANCE. Strongest Companies, Lowest Rates, Prompt Adjustment of Losses. The Enterprise. OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF IBERIA PARISH AND TOWN OF NEW IBERIA. Democratic Municipal Mat. Election June 3d, 1901. FOR MAYOR, HON. JOHN EMMER. FOR COUNCILMEN, ARMAND COUSIN, JR., A. B. MURRAY, OSCAR G. DUPRE, OCTAVE RENOUDET, JULES E. DUPUY, EUGENE GUILLOT. OIL IN LOUISIANA. The New Iberia Oil & Drilling Co. organized to prospect in the vicinity of New Iberia for oil and minerals, has perfected organiza tion by the selection, by the board of directors, of Mr. John A. Gebert as president and general manager, and Mr. Geo. W. Dallas assistant general manager; Mr. Geo. M. Robertson, vice-president; Mr. P. H. Wissinger secretary; Mr. W. E. Satterfield treasurer. A visit was made to Beaumont by Mr. Gebert this week with a view to taking preliminary steps to secure the services of an expert drill man to undertake the borings here. This is all important, and it is commendable on the part of the management to move cautious ly in this direction. The Eureka Oil and Mineral Co. is another conservative organiza tion launched in New Iberia this week. Its object and purposes are set forth in an act of incorporation appearing on the first page of this issue. Washington, May 22.—"The cen tre of activity in oil prospecting in Louisiana at the present time," said Robert T. Hill of the Geologi cal Survey office to The Times Democrat correspondent to-day, "is at Vinton, La. The indications there are of a very favorable char acter and I would not be surprised to hear of quite flattering discov eries." Mr. Hill, who has just returned from Beaumont, was trying to straighten ont his papers prepara tory to submitting a report to his superior, and for this reason had but little time to speak of oil and oil discoveries in the Southwest. "The quantity of oil stored away in the coastal plains of the South west," said Mr. Hill, "is some thing that no man can estimate, but sufficient is known to warrant the prediction that at no distant day that section of the country will yield more oil than is now pro duced by all the oil-producing countries of the world. It is true that this oil is chiefly fuel oil, but by treatment a large percentage of it can be converted into illuminât ing oil. It will give an impetus to manufacturing in New Orleans and in that part of the country the most sangnine cannot now conceive, and it will for all time solve the prob lem of fuel which has operated so greatly in the past in developing the industrial conditions of that sec tion. It is my belief that oil will be fonnd all along the coastal plains of the Gnlf of Mexico» including the Mississippi Sound. All that belt of the country along the Mis sissippi Sound, east of New Or leans', extending as far as Mobile, being of a sandy character, should contain oil, though it is possible that 'gushers' such as have been found at Beaumont will be few and far between. Oil will be fonnd, however, and it will be found in ment will apply to Southwestern Louisiana, from New Orleans west, where the surface indications are all similar to those that obtain in Southeastern Texas. Oil will, in my opinion, be found as far west as Tampico, Mexico. The greatest ac tivity to-day in the Beanmont oil fields seems to be confined to what is known as «Spindle Top Hill,' about one mile in area. The oil prospectors are devoting most of their attention to this little patch of land, though all the land bor dering on the eoast, and tuost of it within a radius of miles and miles from the storm eentre itself, has already been acquired or options upon it have been secured by the oil syndicates. The fear of find ing 'dusters,' or no oil, in these newly-aequired fields, has made prospectors timid, but when the first flush of excitement has sub sided and intelligent management and professional skill unite in de veloping these fields, the results will be both gratifying and profit able." Mr. Hill brought baek with him some splendid specimens of gold nuggets, whieh he had obtained in Mexieo during his sojourn there. Gold mining there, in his opinion was a most field. Breanx Bridge, La., May 18.— Bicaax Bridge has oil. It spouts from a hole in the ground three miles vast of town, the treasure •pot Mac in an old timbered pof Um turn of Olivier Pour •wan* of I Water lias filled the roughly-1 bored well, and now the oil, water and gas, all combined, issue from the vein in the earth and spread over-tfee swamp. Great ebullitions of the gas force themselves out through the water and rise 4 or 5 inches - from the snrface. With eafch bubble comes a quantity of dark, rich oil that breaks into small particles, rolls down the sides, of the bubble and soon evap orate^ in the air. That oil exists in the Anse-la Butttv district is a settled fact. It is flowiugat the rate of about three barrels every twenty-four hours. The greatest excitement prevails throughout the neighborhood. Peo ple are riding to the spot on horse back and in carriages. Some come in wagons. The gate to the Pourcio woods has been thrown open, and already the trail has been trod into a dusty highway. The final discovery was made Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Messrs. Amand Broussard, of this place, and A. B. Romero, of New Iberia, the treasurer of Iberia parish. Signs of gas and oil had been found iu this spot for a long time. Captain A. L. Lucas uoted them, and the people of St. Martin parish had been thinking of the Pourcio pasture. On Friday Messrs. Broussard and Romero determined to act. They said it was worth investigat ing. With two negro laborers they drove to the location and began to penetrate the swamp. When the workmen were down 5 feet a vein of the thick, oozy liquid spurted out covering the diggers and strik ing the prospectors in the lace. It flowed with force, and by means of a long stick it was ascertained that the veiu ran back towards a ridge that comes down through the tim ber. "Dat ridge," said an old colored woman, who stood off and viewed the raised ground, this after noon, "law, massy, I kin 'member when dat was all swamp and water. Der was no ridge der." The statement of this colored resident struck every one with mnch force. If her recollection is good, she can remember the time before some subterranean pressure forced the crust of the earth into a ridge, and that fact looks oily. The exact location is about 1,000 feet from the Anse-la-Butte site, where Lucas drilled for oil before be went to Beaumont, and where four gas wells are burning to-day. The range is the same, and the possibilities are about the same in both places. Guffy & Galey hold a twenty year lease on the property. They rushed into St. Martin parish im mediately after the Beanmont dis covery and leased everything in sight. It is said they secured be tween 2,000 aud 3,000 acres. This Pourcio swamp pasture is one of their properties, showing that Lucas believed in it. Opening Ceremony of the Louisiana Industrial Institute. The general ontlines of the pro gram for Saturday, June 15, the day set for the occasion of opening the main building of the Industrial Institute, are as follows : First, a program in the morning to consist of the presentation of the building by the Roard of Trustees to the State. Governor Heard will receive for the State and tnrn over the keys of the building into the keeping of the President of the Institute. Then will follow a dedicatory oration. The orator has not yet been select ed. Second, it is expected that the local Fire Department will arrange for an afternoon program, to con sist of their annual parade and ci vic display, at about five o'clock. Third, the program arranged for the evening is to consist of brief addresses of greeting from the rep resentatives from other institu tions of learning in the State. Pres ident Aswell, of the Industrial In stitute at Ruston, President Cald well, of the State Normal School, and President Boyd of the State University, have already accepted invitations to be present. Repre sentatives from Tulane University, from Centenary College, and from other schools in the State are ex pected. An effort is being made to secure excursion rates along all lines good from Jnne 11 to 16 inclusive, and excursion trains from Morgan City and from Opelonsas in time for the morning program Saturday. The Southwestern Louisiana Summer Normal School and Chautauqua, to assemble at Franklin, June 10, will form a special excursion to attend this celebration.— Emperor William has issued stringent orders barring newspaper reporters from functions, both pub lie and private, where he intends to speak. The ministers of the powers have unanimously rejected the proposal of the United States to reduce the Chinese indemnity to $200,000,000. WARNING. out 5 of It The attention of the public is spectfully called to the following extract from Sec. 2 of the charter provisions regulating the manage ment of the Electric Light and Wa terworks Plant : "No oue save the regular agents and employees of said Board Commissioners shall be permitted to tap or connect with any of water-mains, light or power wires, nor shall said board permit the con necting or the continuation of con nection of said water mains or wires with those of any such building place wherein the plumbing or wir ing, as the case may be, has been done, extended, repaired or tamper ed with by parties other than its own regular agents or employees." The above section was adopted after full and complete consider ation of all phases of the subject, aud is modelled after similar char ter provisions of other municipal plants. Its object is to safeguard the town in controlling its output of electric current and water, and to guard against imperfect work resulting from competition among irresponsible contractors, endanger ing the safety of buildings and caus ing loss of current and water at the expense of the plant. All law-abiding citizens are re spectfully reminded that this law in particular, and the water and light plant in general, operate for the benefit of the public. The commissioners call upon all public spirited citizens to give them moral and material support in carrying on this public work, and promise that with the assistance of the public the plant will within a reasonable time be, not only self sustaining, but will furnish the municipality with lights for street and public buildings, and with hydrant service free of all expense. We appeal to the public to assist us with their patronage, both for light and water. The service is now satisfactory, and reliable, and rates are low. In helping the plant you help yourself. Your insurance is reduced,and you have only to con nect hose to hydrants in order to have powerful streams of water in any part of the town with which to protect your homes. The plant belongs to all the peo pie and an increase iu the number of cousumers will render it possible to still further reduce charges al ready low. Respectfully, Board oe Water and Light Commissioners. Florence, S. C., Nov. 26, 1900. I was first advised by our physician in Charleston to use Teethina with our baby when he was but a very young infant, as preventive of colic and to warm and sweeten the stomach. Later it was use ful in teething troubles, and its effect has been found to be so very beneficial and so free from the dangers that are consequent upon the use of drugs and soothing syrups, that we have come to regard it, after use with three children, as one of the necessi ties when there is a new baby in the house and until the teething troubles are over, and we take pleasure in recommend ing it to our friends instead of the horrid stuff that so many people use to keep their babies quiet. HABTWELL M. AYER, (Mgr. Daily Times and Weekly Times Messenger. The farmers of Shropshire, Eng land, are at their wits' end becanse they cannot hire enough laborers to plow the land, sow the seed, drive the wagons and herd the cows. In a recent issne of a Shropshire week ly paper there were 260 advertise ments for men to work on farms. The extinction of a republic and the killing of the Sonth African patriots is more congenial occupa tiou than farming. Sore Eyes. Dr. Jaokson's Indian Eye Salve, a cer tain cure for weak ana inflamed Sore Eyes. Priee 25c. For sale by Julius Koch. At New York city an infnriated mob of negroes attempting to do violence to a white conductor were beaten off by white men. The trouble was caused by the acciden tal falling from the car of a negress. Ton will feel better to-morrow, if yon take Collin's Ague Core to-night. For sale by Jnlins Koch. Lightning frequently performs strange freaks. Mr. J. F. Mar rable informs us that lightning struck a tree near his home Friday night, ran down a limb and on to his barn, splitting into fonr parts one of the pests in that building and not splitting a single plank nailed to the post—nor was this the strangest part, as two calves Were killed by the stroke and other cattle between them and post struck were not hurt.—El Dorado Tribune. To Care a GsM ia Ose Day. Take Laxative- Bromo Quinine Tablets. All draggiaU ratend the money if it fails to eure. E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. 25c. And now it comes to pass that Pennsylvania tries to lynehtwo ne gro murderers. Boston-will be heard from yet and then jut listen, Whew! COLLUT'S AQUX CUXM worka the Kscsr ^ '-- 1 - Great damage ia reported from a storm in Baat Tennessee and North Carolina. Several lives have been lost and the railroad bnainess ia paralysed. Amendment tn the Charter re of its or its the a -OF THE State of Louisiana Parish of Iberia. Be it known that 011 this third day of May, A. D. 1901, before me, undersigned authority, personally came and appeared: Mr. J. P. Suberbielle. president, and Wm. L. Burke, secretary, of the New Iberia Rice Milling Company, Limited, who de clare that they are officers and stockholders in the said Company, and taat acting in conformity with law, a meeting of the shareholders of the said company in New Iberia, Louisiana, on the 9th day of April, 1901, in conformity with the call, and in the manner set out by law, and as recited in the procès verbal of the proceedings fil ed with the Secretary of State, to which special reference is made. The call for said meeting, having been regularly issued by the Board of Directors, the publication for more than thirty days having been made in the New Iberia En terprise, a weekly newspaper published in the city of Now Iberia, La., for the time required by law, and the same notice hav ing been mailed to each shareholder, pre paid, addressed to its proper post-office, his place of residence, more than forty days before said meeting, the said meeting being specially called for the purpose of passing upon the increase of the capital stoek to $250.000.00 and also for the pnr pose of amending article "One Three-Sec tion lirst of Art Five and Section First of Art. Six, and all other requirements of law having been complied with, the prop ositions were submitted to the share holders, and each shareholder present in person or by proxy voting in favor of said increase and said amendments, by the vote following, to-wit: Ueorge Baungartner, through J. P. Su berbielle, 3 shares; Leon Dreyfus, person ally, 10 shares; M. Bergerie, in person, C shares; E. Bergerie, in person, 5 shares; E. L. Estorge, in person. 5 shares; J. P. Suberbielle, in person, rf> shares; W. L. Burke, in person, 3 shares; K. P. liibbeck, in person, 5 shares; C. E. Reynolds, in person, 7 shares; Jules Dreyfus, in person. 18 shares; Albert Estorge. through E. L. Estorge, f> shares; Mrs. C. Bergerie, through E. Bergerie, 10 shares; Miss A. Bergerie, through E. Bergerie, 1 share; A. Daigre, through J. P. Suberbielle. 2 shares; N. Muller, through J. P. Suberbielle, 5 shares; T. W. Muller, through J. P. Suber bielle, G shares; L. J. Bergerie, through J. P. Suberbielle, 5 shares; D. Tuilier, through J. P. Suberbielle, 2 shares; L. P. Patout, through J. P. Suberbielle, 10 shares; No vote against. A total of 123 shares being cast in favor of said inciease and said amendments, and more than two-thirds of the shares voting in favorof said propo sitions it was resolved that the capital stock be increased to $250.000, and Article One is hereby amended and made to read as follows: "The name and title of said corporation shall be the New Iberia Milling and De velopment Company, Limited. It shall exist for the full term of twenty years from date of original charter." And Article Three is hereby amended and made to read, as follows: "The ob jects and purposes for which this corpora tion is established, and the nature of the business to be carried on by it, are hereby declared to be as follows, to-wit: To plant, cultivate, buy and sell rice, sugar cane, corn, cotton and other agri cultural products; to build and maintain warehouses for the purpose of receiving, storing, keeping and forwarding same in the usual course of business; erect, lease, own and operate rice mills, sugar mills and refiners, corn mills, cotton ginneries and compresses; cotton oil mills and cot ton mills; also to mill and manufacture agricultural products as well as the by products of same into any article of com merce; own, lease and operate drainage, navigable and irrigating canals, water crafts, tramways and railroads in so far as these are necessary to the operation of the foregoing purposes; the feeding and graz ing of cattle and to prepare the same, its products and by-products into marketable products; enter into contracts with farm ers or other persons for the purpose of cultivating crops of all kinds and for se curing the same for the mills and factor ies which said company may operate, sub scribe to and hold stock in other corpo rations of a kindred nature and to do any and all things that may be necessary to carry out any or all of the objects named. And Section First of Article Five is hereby amended and made to read as fol lows: The capita} stock of this corporation is hereby fixed at the sum of $250,000.00, re presented by 2500 shares of $100 each. All stock subscribed for shall be payable in cash or property, real or personal, on such terms and conditions as the Board of Di rectors may at any time determine." And Section First of Article Sixth is hereby amended and made to read as fol lows: "The business and affairs and cor porate powers of the corporation shall be transacted by a board of directors to be composed of stock-holders thereof, to be elected by a majority of all the votes at meeting to be held for that purpose on the third Monday of May of each year. The Directors thus elected shall serve for one year or until their successors shall have been elected aud qualified. The number of directors to serve during the ensueing year shall be fixed at a meeting of the directors called for that purpose at least ten days prior to the date upou which the directors are to be elected. All elections shall be conducted under the supervision of three members to be appointed by the board of directors for that purpose, and in case of any one of said commissioners of election declining and failing to act the president shall appoint another to fiill bis place. Said board of directors shall elect from their number a president and vice president who shall serve until their sue ce8sors are elected and qualified." Thus done and passed in my office. Parish of Iberia, Louisiana, on the day, month and year first above written, »resence of Messrs. J. B. Lawton and E. Landry, good and competent witnesses, residing in this parish, who have signed these presents with the parties and me, Notary, after due reading. J. P. SUBERBIELLE, President, W. L. BURKE, Secretary. Witnesses: J. B. Lawton, F. W. BAUMAN, E. P. Landry, Notary public State of Louisiana, Pariah of Iberia. Having examined the foregoing amend ments to the act of incorporation of the New Iberia Riee Milling Company, Limit ed, and finding nothing therein ineonsis tent with or contrary to the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, I here by approve the same. Oiren this 3rd day of May, 1901, in the State and Parish aforesaid. ANTHONY N. MULLER, District Attorney 19th Judicial District. State of Louisiana, Parish of Iberia. I, the underaigned authority, do here by certify that the above and foregoing amendments to the aet of incorporation the New Iberia Rice Milling Company, Ltd, ia a true and correct copy of the ori ginal now on file in my office, and record ed in Miscellaneous book No. 4 at page — seq., May 3rd, A. D. 1901. J. G. LiBLANC, Clerk Nineteenth Judicial District Court. Clerk Nineteenth Judicial District Court. NOTICE. New Iberia, La., May 14th, 1901., To whom it may concern : The firm of Hayea k Freeman wai this day dissolved by mutual consent, D. W. Freeman retiring. D. M. Hayes, continues the business, as sumes all liabilities and collects all ac counts doe the old firm. D. M. HAYES. BARGAIN. For Sale—One acre Smooth Cayenne pinery, in first class condition, fruiting ; one to five acres of land. Plants for sale, pineries planted and eared for at Season able Bates. Inspection invited. Befer Mee famished. ELSE * MOOKE, Bos 113. Orlando, Fl«. For Cash or 011 Apply 'iine with I'artia to J. 13. Lawton. Privaient. Put Up Your Winter Clothes. "Lavender Refined Tar Camphor." No unpleasant odor. A sure protecrto from moths and an effective disinfect ant and antiseptic. It may be placed in direct contact with the most deli cate fabrics without fear of injury by stain or bleaching:. ! 1 E. W. Phillips, ARCHITECT, CONTRACTOR AND BUII.DtR. NEW IBERIA, LA. Will furnish Plans and Specifications for Sugar Houses, Dwellings and all kinds of Buildings in Iberia and adjoining parishes. Best of refference as to ability and at tention paid to contracts. Sntjar II ou ne Work Specialty Solicited. For the Baby there is nothing like plenty of fresh air for health and vigor. Our hauil some baby carriages and go-carts enable the little ones to take a daily airing at small cost. Sleeper aud reclining go-carts and baby car riages we have in mauy different styles at prices ranging from $5.00 to $20.00. REFRIGERATORS, ICE BOXES, HAMMOCKS, CROQUET SETS, LAWN SWINGS. R. S. McMAHON. # • H. F. DUPERIER, UNDERTAKER Hit DIRECTOR OF FUNERALS, everything New and Plràt-Class. Will take full i-harge uf »nil Direct Fun.'nils uml attend all de tail«. Prompt response made to all calls day or night. Cumberland 'Phone 47. Eaat Side of Bayou NEW IBERIA, LA. For Rent or Sale. AN IMPROVED COTTON GIN, Situated in New Iberia, on the Southorn Pacific Railroad track, adjacent to the Depot. Also For Sale TownLoteJn ' [and Iprere Addition. ALL IN NEW IBERIA, LA. ALSO TWO LOTS on the northwest side of Duperier Avenue, one improved and the other unimproved, situated on the East side of Bayou Teche. Apply to Geo. M. Robertson, General Fire Insurance Office, NEW IBERIA, LA. Lee <St Lewis Addition, Smith Addition, JVtalnln Addition, Robertson Addition, and ri Just Received ! THE KOLIiOWINH HIHII UKAliK WINES & LIQUORS ....Wild We Offer at Special Low Prices for Introduction.... Planters' Choice Rye Whiskey Moss Standard Rye Whiskey " Old Velvet Rye Whiskey " Imperial Nectar Rye Whiskey " 8-Year-01d Bourbon Whiskey - " Exquisite Table Claret 40"Flva Cents Allowance on all Wine Bottle« Returned. Gallon. $2.00 2.50 3.00 4.00 3.50 .60 Bottle I .50 .00 .75 1.00 .90 .15 One Trial Will Convince You of the Superiority of the Above Brands. 90039S SSU7EBST TO JUTT PAET OF T1IE CPTT. We are «oliritln« the JUO AND BOTTI j K TKADK a» a uperialty ami will give name ron best attention. CUMBCKLANP PH 'NI 10. Hoonrrr " 155. CALL AT CAFE, Corner Main A Church Allay, NEW IBERIA, LA. New Iberia Foundry and Machine Shop. GEO. SIMON, Proprietor, MAKES A SPECIALTY OF Repairs on Sugar Houses, Cotton Gins, Saw Mills and Steamboats, A full assortment of Brass and Iron Steam Fittings, Refined Bar Iron, Anti-Friction Metals, Latest Improved Packings, Machine Bolts, Nuts, Washers, constantly in Stock. ESTIMATES MADE ON ALL KINDS OF REPAIES. ON'S v^Tonic The Beat Liver Medicine. Largest Package on the Merket. Oae Package Priee Me. Five for $14». »• '»■.•ay* "'®' sobm time I was annoyed with pirn ■Ug«cf sl cke seii — d g ener a l wea kn ess, f was enable to •<MBaaaoa>_Tonic Becalator—Two packaaee cured tenlator— 1 Two package« , Proprietor«, Greeaavflla, arO GO. Teon FC« SALE BT JAMES A. LEE.