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Saturdtay, ,Januar'y 15, 1910.
Shool Board Proceedings.
Foltlon itin are the miniutes of the
r. ular tuarterly. met tingl of the
Board of School Iirect'tors of \\'est
Feliciana I'alrish, helhl in the superin
telulent's othliee in the ('oust House in
St. Fran'i,vill". 'Wednesday. Janua
ry 5. 1910:
\t 11 a. m. the hoaurd was called to
,trder I tlhe I'esident. The roll was
calledl aill t;'e following mentlers
Wel'v l nt:li ,Ja,. P. Bowlllan, O. D.
1hi(1ik'. J1. I'. lev , .Ino. I. l)aniel,
C. II. .\r,'u E.. A. W rilht. I:. '.
lhender,-n. A. E. l ,ogillio. A. 1).
P'ter'. J. I". Maruyian. \V. II. Smith.
Secretary .A M. ltendon.
The minuteis of the last meeting were
read anld. on motion. approved.
''The Tr''easurr read the following
quat rterli repot which was ordhred
abead (il the minutes:
qti'.\ ITI'aIIIYV STATIEMDENT.
tlahLtnee on hand (it. 1, tk,I $('(1 73
Itecet'itt for the Quarter
i'rllrent school fund 251 '2
Poll Tlax KS) '
Police t' appropria tion 2*i0 S4i
lientli of schol land, 3 tL
liltl n I Fees iA 7
tlll'tetr hl i r 3 65i
r Totral recipt , fort the Quarter 3 . l ai
'otal amunt for the Quain rter $1ex1 3
1 '),,sh tllie iitst, for the Quart urter i
her' t . ( hite) $42A .. H N.
(colored) f20.(4N $4271 as
janitor's p t\ 62 7I
ReaTr. Shir . 39 un
Iluiling tn'e school housew , 3aI 17
anhool furnishings & suppbalaies 13ith ank
Per diemn of school directors 30 :AI
u, erintendenti, salary t, sho1in
'ralancs ortatio1 of pupils 90 asur
antlic and raveling expenset 20to ei
Tax collector', comtmnission 3, (I:)
nook enti tal, 115 ant
Total disurtsellents for Quarter $570t) 01
)verdratt in hank, Dec, 31. M1Y. $119t M5
(Signedtl A.M. D. HENDON ,
Treas. School Fund.
The Finan\. . Committee read the fol
lowing report, which was adopted as
read t t council :
e haveilt, examinedpense to the hooks f
the, Treasurer, checked all warrants,
and compared balancet with Bank
Sooks, and ind same continrrect, showinght
halanees as per report of Treasurer.
We ask that this report se received
and that we he instructed to receipt
-ook i nd take iul) warrants.
(Si(ned 't O. D. BROOKS,
'. llo. ARGUE.
:MIesses. K. C. Smith, W. T. Forres
tet, and A. II. Briant apeared before
the Board as a committee from the
town council of St. Francisville and
stated that thei said council desired to
have built, without expense to tar
sle hotl board. two modern fire esape is
for the Julius Freyban High School.
Thie cot'nunittee also stated that they
had hetard a rumorn about the High
Schooll being continued fort eigh
months only and wanted to know how
much it would take to run it the ninth
month, ai d the('n would see what ouldffer.
The Superl its ndepartent reported that
six hundred dollars were needed for
this and the tircihase of necessary ad-vnues
liti s t''i and tuplndies ford the folloPhysi
cal ant tc'hemitatl Labort Statory. Ther
following rotion wa animouy
"'alhertda. t'ihea Town tounr il of St.
irancisvil.e, ha9 tuff.rd to equip the
escape. with'ol t 'i;c t to this oard........
'li'e it r p~ olvit,: Thlat the offer is
hit('h. ane ftld witi h the undrstand
in nh tinth supervietion of the High
Sctho olilt ltling Conunittee.
I esut l\'ed further, that the thank.
the said 'ouniool aPfor its generous offer.
"Iiationld further, that the Highe......
SSchool rl, i all its deartments 2shall l
STotal ret'eipt.+ f,,r the )ear...$17.016; 15
Teachers' saiaries (white)...$10146 00
.. .. (colored).. 233 75 tl
Rent of hall, commencement. 10 00
Repairing school houses.... 155 32 ii
School furniture & supplies.. 1253 74
Operating wagonettes. ...... 34i 50
Cost of wagonettes .......... 54 00
Salary of Superintendent.... 1599 99 i
Otfice expenses, printing, type
writers, stationery, buggy
hire, etc............ ...... 1il 14
Assessor's commission ...... 212 44 1
Tax collector's commissions. 56 80
Building school houses...... 1226 05
Janitors' salaries ........... . 20i 50 t
Per diem of Board members. 141 20 t
Sundries ........... ....... 120 90
Libraries ............... .... 107 87
Overdraft in Uks. Jan. 1, 1909 431 60
Total disbursements for year $18,56i3 80
Overdraft in Bks. Jan. 1, 1910 1498 60
No. holding diploma from La. State
Normal 2 0
No. holding 1st grade certificates Io o
N) o. holding diploma from Peabody
Normal I o
No. holding 2nd grade certificates : 4
No. holding 3rd grade certificates. o 14
Total number teachers employed 2 IS
AVERAGE MONTHLY SALARIES.
Average salaries of all teachers,
white male, $133.33; white female,
$5.532; colored male, $31.87: colored
Avc:'age salaries of white teachers,
both male and female, $58.10.
Average salaries of colored teach
ers, both male and female, $28 05.
No. native Louisiana teachers in
the parish, white 11, colored 17.
No. teachers from other States,
white 11, colored 1.
ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANC(E.
Average length of session in months
white 9, colored 4 1-2.
- Total number children enrolled dur
w ing year, white male, 249; female, 2~ii.
Total number children enrolled dur
ing year, col. male, 628; female, 705.
Average daily attendance, white
male, 174.95, female, 167.73.
Average daily attendence, colored
male, 443.82: female, 512.55.
Per cent. of educable children en
rolled, white .973: colored .301.
Per cent. of daily attendance based
on enrollment, white .665; colored
01 Per cent. of daily attendance based
5 on number educable children in par
ish, white .648; colored .216.
Average cost of each child per
1- month, based on average attendance,
Is white $3.86; colored $.83.
Average cost of each child per
of month, based on enrollment, white
5, $3.21: colored $.60.
VALUE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY.
Value of all school houses, sites
and furniture, white $32,700: colored
Value of all school libraries in the
Value of all wagonettes in the par
Value of office fixtures, $125.
Appropriate value of 16th sections
owned by the parish, $1000.
No. of schools having one teacher,
white 11, colored 14.
No. of schools having two teachers,
white 2, colored 2.
No. of schools having five or more
teachers, white 1, colored 0.
No. of brick houses owned by par
ish board, white 1, colored 0.
No. of frame houses owned by par
ish board, white 7, colored 1.
No. of houses furnished free to par
ish board, white 6, colored 15.
Total No. houses in which school is
being taught, white 14, colored 16.
No. school houses built this year,
white 2, colored 0.
Expended for libraries this year,
Total number volumes in all libra
No. school houses supplied with
patent desks, white 14, colored I.
No. of teachers in private schools,
white 1, colored 2.
No. of children attending private
schools, white 7, colored 50.
No. students from parish attending
higher institutions in Louisiana,
No. of students from parish attend
ing higher institutions in other states,
No. of schools in parish having spe
cial taxes, none.
Amount of special taxes used for
- maintenance this year, none.
Amount of special taxes voted this
Amount of special taxes used in
building and furnishing houses this
Have you a special tax covering
entire parish? No.
CONSOLIDATION & TRANSPORTATION.
No. of consolidated schools in the
No. of wagonettes in use in the par
Average cost per umonth of operat
ing wagonettes, $30.
Average number of children trans
ported per month, 20.
Average cost per month per child
No. of children transported in wag
No. of consolidated schools using
transportation. 1 d
No. of consolidated school.. not ui.- o
ing transportation, none.
(Signed) A. M. HENDON,
The following resolution wa,. on
motion, unanimiously adopted:
"Whereas, the urgent need of al
larger and better building for the 1
Wakefield school has been supplied
by the strenuous efforts of the teacher
and patrons of the same, and whereas c
Mr. M. R. Jackson advanced the mon
ey for the completion of the house,
when it seemed that it could he secur- t
ed from no other source:
Be it resolved, That the sincere ap
preciation of this Board is hereby ex
pressed of these patriotic efforts, and
the Board hereby agriees to place in
the budget for the expelnses of next
session the sum of six hundred dol
lars, or as much thereof as way be I
necessary, to reimburse Mr. Jackson
for the advance above menti )ned.
Be it further resolved, That the sin
cere thanks of the Board are hereby
extended to Mrs. K. L. Stirling and her
heirs for the donation of two acres of
land for the site of this building."
On motion, Supt. Hlendon was in
structed to secure and have recorded
the deed to the site of the Wakefield
1 school building as soon as possible.
Supt. Hendo n reported the resigna
Ston of Miss Sallie Pigott as teacher
of the ('at Island scho)ol. Same was
accepted, and the Superintendent was,
on motion, instructed to secure a
n teacher for the school and was author
ized to raise the salary to fifty dollars
per month. if necessary.
At the request of Supt. Hendon, Mr.
Lowrey was given three days' leave of
s absence for tile purpose of attending
the High School Principals' ('onfer
ence in Shreveport.
The offer of E. & M. Robinson to
print the minutes and notices of the
Board for 1910 at the fonmer price of
one hundred dollars payable quarter
ly was, on motion, accepted.
i Mr. W. W. Palmer appeared before
the Board and said that he could not
. pay the same rent for the school land
adjoining his place that Ihe had been
*d paying, but he would pay fifteen dol
lars for it for the year 1910). His offer
d was, on motion. accepted.
The following colored schools were
located and, on recommendation of
,r Supt. Hendon, the teachers appointed
for a session of four and a half
First Ward, St. Francisville--J. S.
Second Ward, Magnolia---L. C.
Third Ward, Afton Villa--Lenora
Fourth Ward, Laurel Hill--T. J.
Fifth Ward, Hickory Grove Wm.
Fifth Ward, Beech (;rove W. G.
Sixth Ward, Mt. Olive -J. E. Ring
Seventh Ward, St. John--Gertrude
Eighth Ward, Turnbull ('hurch--G.
M. Johnson, teacher.
Ninth Ward, Fhlmn Park--W. D.
Tenth Ward, Brick Church-Maggie
On motion the Board adjourned.
J. P. BOWMAN. Pres.
A. M. HENDON, Secretary.
State of Louisiana, Parish of West
Feliciana. 24th Judicial District
John F. Irvine vs. Joe M. Garcia.
By virtue of a Writ of Seizure and
Sale to me directed by the Hon. ('ourt
aforesaid in the above entitled cause
I have seized and will offer for sale
to the highest bidder at the front door
of the Conrt House in the town of St.
Francisville. La., at the hour of 11
o'clock a. m. on
Saturday, Feb. 5, 1910,
the following property to-wit:
"A certain piece or parcel of land
with all the buildings and improve
ments thereon, about 5 miles from
Laurel Hill, containing (89) eighty
nine acres, more or less, bounded on
the north by lands of Elijah lolk: on
the s6uth by the White tract, east by
lands of Walker and of Irvine and
west by Jackson and Laurel Hill P'u,
Terms-('ash with heneit of ap
J. II. ('LACK,
The annual meeting of the
Stockholders .of the Bank of
West Feliciana will be held at the
Banking House in St. Francis
ville, La. on Thursday, January
20th, 1910 at half past three
o'clock, p. m. for the purpose of
electing a Board of Directors of
11 stockholders to serve during
the ensuing year.
J. R. MATTHEWS, Cashier.
If you would succeed, advertise,
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All hutlng wltt
on the "'Rosale,,
hibite&d. All such
,d a's trespas !,
l',omn and aft"t
of any kind on
hil,ited under pe
.\ll one foundO
PIrmnission will he
ing. and prosecu
of the law.
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From and after t
of any kind on th
tion is positivly
p·Wnalty of trespa
on this pilace wit '
iuntedt to the full
'The public s ll
truders and agentI
No trespass with
- or passing
Stock Farm al
Sthe law against
The public is
buying wood, timbw
tenants on Oakle
I plantations ord
J cattle or stock.
All parties aft
to trespass on the
places, with dog
Hunting of any
or fishing on Mt. V
the law of tres
All hunting .a0
are hereby forblid
alto of the law.
From and ar
of any kind oa
is positively p
The public is
ing fire wood, po
ants on Rosedows,
All hunting wii
f without permissIeW
timber already i
will be d
From and afti
and fishing on
s this placei 9
to the full ezta
is hereby p
' these premisesm
will be p
e heretofore giwps
Hunters, fI m
and peddlers ae
passing on A.
under penalty o ,
e C. T.
i. and Edwards VS
pass on these
hibited under pes
it All hunting
forms of trespuas
River at Wilhl_ e
d Hill and S
rt Gravfleld, and
e tions: such as
If ing, etc., will be
tent of the law.
e- -will be p
n warned off my PFas
n under penalty of
on any of ourl
Parish known a
'- Warren Palaerl'
will be prom Uin
e for fall delivery.
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f At Friend's I
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