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MATHiEWS 8 hoOk, of Named after .l r, C. 8. Mathew', t proprietor of Georgia 1'lantation, 1I school is hbel in a building that ,ll ss constructed hby the Mathews who tic Ms generously allowed its use by 'h s Board as a Public Schoolhouse. 2. It is one of the largest school bc kMses in the parish and is admirably plipted to the I urposes for which it ra constructed. The people of the if nrrounding country are so well olsed to hve a school, but they th ip thbc means to continue the ses BI &a after the regular session has hr oe to an end. Miss Mary Ken tb aI , first grade teacher is the ki pal of this school. As the at. se -.Je justfiled the appointment of wI u' ssistant; we assigned a male at .gher to the school, but, dissatis. c Motion with him soon manifested it nI pit; sad we were obliged to dispense th _ih the services of this teaches. A ol.lmeot: Boys, 46. girls, 38 to ni 1, 84. Attendance: boys, 30, girls, th -. total, 54. M MATrnHaNs ScuooL. gi Stosted in the Bayou Blue Settle. lh t this school was taught by Mr. hi bJikle laseigne, of the parish ,d di ,retoopne, a first grade teacher. As -r. Lasseigne opened the school pher late, through no fault of his, C -.uer, and as he was compelled to o JI as eangageme it on a plantation u ging grinding, the Matherne School U WI- but a seven months session dur -athe year. Enrollment : boys. 15, s Ifhb, 12, total, 27. Attendance: b s1s 1, girls 10, total 21. Piracs SCHOOL. C "eiow the Cut Off, Mr. Joseph . fi fle, a first grade teacher is In brge et the Pierce School, which te basias to the School Board, that is -bukding was constructed on a lot f ground, leased to the School Board 1 SMr. Walace Pierce, by act under L t signature, duly authenticated I P the 20th. of Feb. *184. This v is was to be for fifteen years In 1 >s set of lease occurs this clause: "The said lot above-.e.ertibed is t seed for the purpose of locating e taion a free Public school for the 6 a of the white children of eduta- v M age residing in the vicinity of t .id lot of ground And it is here, f hy agreed by and between the parties t - this act that the school to be es. i bMibshed as aforesaid sheall be under I Is exclusive jurisdicrtion and au: t /_rity of the parish Board of School Directors of the Parish of Lafourche sad that the said party of the first part shall not be at liberty to mort- I pge or encumbcr, or sell, convey and I ispose of the said lot of ground above.described to the prejudice of 1 Iase presents during the space and i m for which this act is executed." I (See Misc. Book no. 6, page 275.) On the 12th. of July, 1890, the id Wallace Pierce sold the property I which the lot leased for school rposes forms a part, to Marcilien sane,of ,the Parish of Lafourehe, I fot reasons not apparant on the of the record, no seservation was e in regard to the lease to the I 1 Board, and no attention was to tLe prohibition of alienation tained in the provise above-:men. As an act of courtesy to Mr. De , I wroe him to the effect that, I ech as the school house needed and as the lease from Mr. had expired by limitation, he would not make a dona. to the School Boardof the lot whioh the school house stood, that we might make the re -that thebilding required. In to my letter, I received the fol letter from Mr. Delaune : Lockport, La. Jan. 16th. 1902. Badeaux, Thibodanu, la. sesr 8r,-ln answering to yours tbe 13th. ll state that I will rent sehool house at $5 per month, les and dont expect to make any ration on same. Trusting to from you at oonce, I remain (Signed.) M. DILAtUN, Per iC. F. D. _hs question presented now to this B, rd is one of law, and I advise that the President be to place the whole matter the legal adviser of the Boardl his opinion, to take such legal ac as may be required i~r. Price, the teacher of the Pierce has made me a written report administration of the school; the past scho'astic year, and, ay report was not already so , I would quote from the t of Mr. Price. 8ulies it to my that this sble and conscien. teacher is doing his share in up the standard of education in neighborhood. Enrollment : 38, girls, 28, total, 56. Atten. : boys, 18, girls, 19, total, 37. LEFORT ScHool.. 1r. W. C. Lorraine, one of the teachers of this parish, and a second grade certificate is teacher of the lefort School, is on land sold t,, the School by Mr. Paul Lefort. Enroll. : boys, 38. girls. 28, total, 61. c : boys, 16, girls, 16, to S Rotsssr. ScuooL t5 Beard owns the site for this house, but, iiasmuch as the - waa de.troyed b y fire some igo, andl tii:t the flnancial con. O( thle II, aret was not such as it to rebuild, te:echling has etarried on in antd imtprovised house. mu'e suited to the lpur however that many others that see. \\V.enever thL funds at _.dalsa O il adJit of it, I would rcconimeud th:it this school house be be retauilt, for, the patrons of this school 24 t:ike a warm interest in the education gi of their children. The excellent teLachers in charge of this school, Mrs. m1. E Malldux, and Miss Alice Mad. ,lux speak in the highest terms of the co dceortment and intelligence of the p, children. The enrollment was, boys, ar 24, girls, 33, total, 57. Attendance, m boys, 18, girls, 23, total 41. gr ST. ANNA SCHOOL. Pi It would be a matter of satisfaction as if every scho,,l house in the parish W equalled in appearance and comforts ain the building in which Miss Cecile, Ie Al Blanc and Miss Bonnie Higginbotham 13 have been doing good service during to the past year, and which has been he known as the St Anna School. This oh school house belongs to the people, who have spared no pains to make it attractive and comfortable. It is Te ceiled throughout, and has a sufficient S numbej desks nicely arranged to suit as the attendance, which is always large. gii At the beginning of the session, the be numbers attending became so large that an assist*at was appointed. Miss Cecile LeBlanc is a second th grade teacher, while Miss Higgn. y botbam is third grade. Enrollment : to boys, 36, girls, 32, total 68. Atten.- b dance: boys, 31, girls 23, total, 54. do Sr. MARYr ScuooL. In a large >uilding near St. Mary Church, is eslablished a school which ]l ought, from the character of the poo te ulation be liberally patronized. Fer in some reason, or other, the attendance e1 is not what it oughtto be. Mr. I.. A. gi Scott was the teacher, assisted by his b( brother. Mr. Andre Scott. The school house belongs to St. Mary Church, and is rented to the Board is Enrollment, boys, 39, girls, 31, total, ti 70. Attendance, boys, 17. girls, 13, E total, 30. 51 PaosPEr THiBODAUX 0o00L t(. At about a couple of miles below the Crossing, on the right bank of the the Bayou, on a site donated by Mr. al Prosper Thihodaux stands a neat, A whitewashed school house, which was h, built by our predeces-ors and which it undo r the able management of the T teacher, Miss Mary Usa, is kept in ne excellent condition. The figures A show that the attendance for the 3 whole session fell but little short of the enrollment, which speaks volumes for the popularity of the teac:her, and , the interest manifested in the school I by the patrons. Enrollment, boys, p 14, girls, 18, total, 32. Attendance : boys, 12, girls, 16, total, 28. 2 Bouosolis SETTLExuEN SCHooL. g In perhaps the most prosperous part if the parish and, in a thick!y settled section, thb school house fi ought to be the most conspicuous building in it, but, it seems that a I site can not be secured at a conven lent point and hence, the School d Board is compelled to rent a building which was not erec'ed for a school house but which does duty as such : 1 Mr. A. J. Richard was the teacher. n Enrollment: boys, 27, girls, 14. At. A tendance: boys, 21, girls, 9, total, 30. 4 Tours ScHooL. In a building on the farm of DTrec. tor Alcide Chanvin of the Parish I School Board, and which is used for f school purposes free of charge, Miss n lea Chauvin has been the teacher for ) several sessions, to the entire satis .1 faction of the people interested. En rollment: boys, 15, girls, 21, total, S36. Attendance: boys, 11, girls, 15, total 26. VAcEar•I SCHool Mr. Marcelin Bourgeois, the to:mer teacher of the Vacherie School hal been assigned to his same position, but, by reason of continued ill health, the Board felt constrained to name his successor, which was done ,by placing in charge of the school Miss Helena Bourgeois, a second grade a teacher. Enrollment: boys, 23, girls, S33, total, 56. Attendance: boys, 15,I t girls, 20, total, 35. 1 SCALLY CHOOL. We are paying rent for the build. ing that is used "for this schooL Al new school house is sadly needed for this school, and the Board would a have no dilmculty in securing a site for the building, I am informed. SMiss Amelie SabaUler is the teacher, Sand has been in the same position for S.about ten years. Enrollment: boys, r 15, girls, 15, total, 30. Attendance: I boys, 9, girls, 8, total, 17. RAlcKLAm Scaool Through the efforts of well.known Sand intelligent ladies of Raceland BStatioo, the Godchsau Planting Co. offered the use, free of charge, of .their elegsant school buildoing on the front of Raceland Plantation for the establishing of a public school. This t offer was accepted by the present School Board and a new school was l opened, with Miss Clotilda lyall as the first teacher. The attendance, after a month or two, made the sp Spointmentof an assistant advisable Sand Miss Cecilia Ctoanvin became the assistantL Enrollment: boys, 46, Sgirls, 36, total. 82. Attendance: d boys. 26, girls, 22, total. 48. Wmnas SonOOL. , The people of the First Ward of * the Parish, in the vicnity of the La Sfourche Betanery erected a school . house and employed Mr. Joseph A. Trene as teacher, and after running the school for about two months, they asked the School Board to be enrolled i as part of the publi school system of ,e the parish. This request was readily "eaecordel to thj petitioners, and the Webre school is now doing its pait s towards educating the children of the s' parish of Lafourche. The salary d paid to the teacher by the Boalrd is . rsupplemented by a special and extra it compenisation furnished by the pat t roos. The session. ounder the ans. i piLes of the Board has been but two months. Znrollment: boys, 18, girls, le 24, total, 42. Attendance: boys, 16, 6 girls, 22, total, 38. THE COLORED SCHOOLS. or THE COIPORATION SCHOOLs. an The Corporation School as the only ga colored school house belonging to the ot public. All the other colored schools a are in buildings belonging to the pat. hu rons. Dr. George C. Bryant, a pro gressive and enlightened teacher is pa Prnncipal, with Mrs. Cornelia B. vant ai as first assistant and Miss Pinksy tri Wilson as second assistant. Enrol. th soent: boys, 72, girls, 95, total, 167. te Attendance: boys, 55. girls, 76, total, ha 131. The colored people are about e to take steps to build a new school as house which will take the place of the Op old structure. p BAYOU BLUE SCHOOL mi ra In Beattyville, in the parish of inn Terrebonne, the so called Bayou Blue Ita School has been kept by P. H. Reed ut as teacher. Enrollment: boys, 18, re: girls, 20, total, 38. Attendance: a boys, 16, girls, 15, total, 31. Pu Caosseno SCHOOL re Matthew Dickerson, Jr., has been an the teacher of this school for many do years and has been efficient and pains of taking in his work. Enrollment: e boys, 41, girls, 39, total, 80. Atten in dance: boys, 32, girls, 30. total, 62. GaaND BAYOU ScuooL. In the Chacbey Settlement, John Li E. Ward, one of the best colored DI teachers in the parish has been labor ing to uplift his race by means of pa education. .Enrollment: boys, 18, Pr girls, 21, total. 39. A'.tendance: de boys, 11, girls, 14, total, 25. ril LAUREL VALLEY SCHOOL. m As the name indicates, this school m is situated on Laurel Valley Plants. in tion. William Watson is the teacher. ti Enrollment: boys, 21, girls, 29, total, 50. Attendance: boys, 14, girls, 23, total, 38. LONouEVILLE SCHOOL. The people of Longueville are Ce about to build a school house that pi will be a credit to themselves and an m honor to the cause of elucatiou. The aI inspiring mover in this project is ol Thomas 11. Mathews, the teacher. En. a' rollment: boys, 29, girls, 28, total, 57. Attendance: boys, 17, girls, 15, total, 32. a, HIHIILAND SCHOOL at Situated on the Chacbey road is the tI school that is presided over by Enoch Dunn, the oldest colored teather, in si point of continuous service, in the c parish. Enrollment: boys, 16, girls, C 26, total, 42. Attendance: boys, 11, girls, 14, total, 25. st GREENWOOD SCHOOL. It The name of this school comes an from Greenwood Plantation. Mrs. St Harriet E. Lawless, a second grade n teacher is in charge. Enrollment: P boys, 40, girls, 29, total, 69. Atten " dance: boys, 29, girls, 20, total, 49. T PITTMANN SCHOOL. J. W. IReed was the teacher of this School during the year 1901. Enroll. e ment: boys. 34, girls, 34, total, 68. J Attendance: boys, 20, girs, 20, total, T 40. MA tanv ScuooL. . This school is situted on Mary a Plantation, below Raceland, and had for teacher Isaiah Moreau. Enroll- o ment, boys, 44, girls, 44, total, 88. Attendance, boys, 25, girls, 22, total, sl 47. o Respectfully submitted, THnMAS A. BADEAUI t Sec. & Supt, CHARTER. STATE OF LOUISIANA, CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, B fourth day of the month of March, in the year one thousand nine hundred and two, Before me, SBUSSIERE ROUEN, a notary public, in and for the Parish of I Orleans and City of New Orleans, duly commiseioned, qualified and sworn, and f in the presence of the undersigned good and competent witnesses, Personally came and appeared: I The persons whose names are hereun- I E to subscribed, who declared, that avail- C ing themselves of the provisions or the a general laws of the State of Louisana I relative to the organization of corpora tions, they have covenanted and I agreed, and they do, by these presents, covenant, agree, bhind, form and consti- i tate themselves, as well as such persons as may hereafter Join, or become asso- 1 diatedwith them, into a corporation or Sbody politic in law for the objects and a Spurposes, and under the agreements and stipulations following, to-wit: ARTICLE I. The name of this corporation shall be "NEW ORLEANS AND SOUTH-I WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY", and under said corporate name, it shall i have power and authority to have and j enjoy sueaccession, for the full termand period of ninety nine years from, and Safter the date hereof; to contract, suee f and be sued; to make and use a cor porate seal, and the same to break and alter at pleasure; to hold, receive, lase, e e purchase and convey, as well as to mortge and hypothecate property, real ri personal, corporealand Inear i poreal; to name and appoint such man Sagers, agents, directors and officers as its busiuess or interests and conven Silence may require; to make and estab , lish, as well as to alter and amend, from time to timne, such by-laws, rules and regulations for the proper conduc t, e management and regulation of the af Sfairs of said corporation as may Lbec necessary and proper. ARTICLE II. The domicile of said corporation shall be in the Parish of Lafourche, and State of Louisiana, and all citations and other legal process shall be served upon the President of said Corporation, or, in the event of his absence, upon the Vice I President thereof; and in the absence I of both of said omicers, upon the Secre tary of said corporation. ARTICLE IlI. The objects and purposes of this cor Sporation are to locate, construct, own, d equip, maintain and operate a line of railroad and its branches, side tracks, tramways and extensions, and also, a Y boat or barge line in the State of Louis e ilna, and to operate same by electricity, or any other power in the State of Lou Sisiana, and to those ends and for said e purposes, to acquire through purchase or otherwise, all rights of way, fran chises, privileges, options, etc., neces 5 sary and requisite for those purposes. a and the said railroad rights of way, privileges, franchises, etc. to mortgage, - hypotheeate, lease, sell. alienate and . dispose of at will, to purchase, hold, Sown and dispose of stocks in other rail , roads and trainways, and boat lines; to lease and acquire any and all property, real and personal, necessary or cOUven. I lent to the construction. maintenance or nu: operation of such railro:al- and tk,;t the line, and the same to let and lease, sell the or dispose of at will; to consltruct, own sar and maintain hotels, restaurants, re- will freshment resorts, rage courses, pleasure hei gardens, picnic or baseball grounds, or pal other places of public n.mun+ement at, in. upon or near, the linesof such railroads, anc and as adjuncts of the same and to th tor business of the same; to buy, lease or the sell, to operate and control'any appara- anm tus, instruments or systems, patents, or sl, patent rights, or application for such, use and any inventions pertaining to the Dir operation of railroads or boats, by else- as trieity, or otherwise, or to the supply of the the motive power therefor; to execute, su' carry out and discharge all the obliga- bot tions incurred by the persons who may have acquired the rights of way, fran chises, privileges and property which the said corporation may acquire from mcu said persons; to construct, maintain, cor operate lease, convey, or otherwise dis- t pose oF the electric apparatus, ap pliances and plants for the purpose of afte making and supplying motive power to railroads, stores, dwellings, factories, industrial enterprises, etc., and electric light or other power to the general public; to generate, manufacture, sell, utilize, employ and supply electric cur- T rent for light, heat, power and other cor purposes, or any other form of light miu and power, and, for said purpose, to hol purchase and sell patent rights, or Ii- tio tense privilegs, machinery, property, sol real or personal, electric or other works, of I and whatever else may be necessary in cot the transaction of said business; to con- be duct, carry on and operate th" business liqi of a common carrier for freight, passen- the gers, express, U. S. Mail and each and ans everything pertaining to and included sol in.the said business of common carriers. mi ARTICLE IV. The capital stock of said corporation is hereby fixed at the sum of ON1'E MI,- ble LION FIVE HUNIDRED THOUSAND sal DOLLARS, divided ilito atid represent- thi ed by FIFTEEN THOUTSAN D SHARES shi of ONE HUNDREDI I)MIL.ARS each, by payhable as the Board of Directors shall ii provide. The capital stock may be issued and a delivered for the purchase of property, the rights privileges, franchises, etc., ac quired by this . orporation; also, in pay ment, settlement and adjustment of the off costs, fees, charges, expenses and com- ita missions incurred for services rendered ab in the formation and organization of e'r this corporation, and in acquiring and . bringing about the purchase of the Vii property, and franchises aforesaid; also, for cash or property received by this r Company, or improvements or additions to property acquired by it. The Board of Directors hereinafter created is specially authorized to dis pose of the stock for any and all of the purposes above stated, as in its judg ment shall seem fair and proper. This company shall go into existence and operat on from and after the late J of this act of inlcorporationl, and as son J as one Thousand shares is subscribed and paid in. All certificates of stock shall be sign ed by the President and Secretary, but, in case of the a',sence, or inability to act of the President, the Vice President shall sign in his stead. Cc Books for the registry of stock and du transfer of the same shall be opened and kept, subject to the restrictions directed by the By-Laws. Transfers of stock shall it made on the books of thei company upon the surrender of any certificate properly indorsed. Its ARTICLE V. All the powers of this corporation shall he vested in and exercised by a BOARID OF DIRECTORS. consisting of not less than Six nor more than Eleven stockholders who shall continue in of fiee until their successors are duly elec ted and qualified. They shall at their first meeting, elect from their number a A President, a First and Second Vice-Pre sident. Said Board of Directors shall, at the salme time, elect a Secretary, ^a Treasurer, a ,;eneral Manager and such other tulicers as it shall deem neces say. Lentil the election hereinafter prescrib edl, the following persons shall he the first Board of Directors: ;.- P. Shaver, J. Whitney Heals Jr., L. H. Lancaster, Thos. A. Badeaux, Dr. II. S. Smith, C. P. Young. Said Directors shall hold office until the election to be held on let, Tuesday in April 1913, and until their successors are elected and qualified. A general meeting of the stockholders 2) of this company shall be held anntually on the First Tuesday of April, at which meeting an election for Directors shall St he held; ten day's notice of said meeting shall be givent by the Secretary in one of the newspapers published at the do micile of the corporation. All elections shall be by ballot, under the superintendence of inspectors ap pointed by the Board of Directors from F among such of the stockholders as are t not Directors. n No person shall be eligible as Director 01 who does not own in his own name at t least one share of the capital stock of tl the corporation. di A failure, from any cause to elect Di rectors on the day named for the pur- b pose shall not dissolve this company, but the Directors then in office sha cl hold over until another election is held; due notice shall forthwith be given as above provided, and such notices of elec tion shall continue until an election is aI held. T A plurality of votes counting one vote ) for each share of stocek voted upon shall m be sunfficient to elect Directors, who b shall, at their first meeting held there- ci after, or such other day as they may b elect after the day of election, choose one of their number for President, who shall be elected by a majority of the whole Board. The President shallpre- * side at all meetings of the Board and a perform such other duties as may be l impoeed pon him by this charter or by the Board of Directors. The Vice Presidents shall act in the e place of the President in the case of the absence or inability of the President to , act. d A majority of the Board of Directors u shall be necessary to form a quorum for j the transaction of corporate business, t and said Board, or a quorum thereof shall have full power, and are hereby . authorized to buy such real and person al property as may be required for the use of the corporation, and to sell the ' same when they may deem it advisable todo so, and shall have power to buy and sell, lease, mortgage and hypothe cate any and all lines of the rallway property or franchises, rights of way, 1 privileges, etc., belonging to this corpo ration, or which may hereafter be so quired by it. Said Board may also delegate such powers in the transaction of business of this corporation to committees of their t own body, to their officers or agents, as they may deem expedient, and may al so appoint agints within and without I the State, under such conditions, as to a them shall !h, deemed proper, and they e shall have I' ,wer to make by-laws, rules I atid regurlations, and to amend or -alter the samne, whenever the interests of the compayv may require it, and also. shall I have po vescr io fill any vacancies that r nmay oc..;r in their Board; such vacan- a cieT may I c d ,clared on account of death, resigmtioi,l :rwant of the requisite num- d ih.r of '.hl:Trs, or absence without leave i for thr.c, rt;lar meetings. Minuties if all the proceedings of the Board i,f l:rcctors shall be kept by the Seretary .:i a book for this special pur Tile i'rea-:rer shall have the custody of all the funds of the corporation and shall sign n!! notes, drafts and checks. The sa:tte shall be countersigned by the , Presideut or by a Vice Presidenit. Each shareh~llcer, at each meeting for the election of Directors, or other pur poses, shall be entitled to one vote for each share of stock held bIy him, and shall be entitled to vote either directly, or by proxy. ARTICLE VI. 1 The General Manager shall appoint ' - all the employes of this company relat ing to his department, except as herein otherwise provided, and may remove said emploves at pleasure, and shall fix Stheir salaries, and the amount of securi. tv that shall be required from any of I said employes, or agents, subject to the alpproval of the Board of Directors, ARTICLE VII. Dividends shall be declared semi-an nually in January and July, provided the rceipts of the company warrant the Hoard of Directors in declaring the same. Any dividend not called for within three years from the date of its being payable, shall revert to the com pany. After providing out of the earn Ings of each year for all the operating and fixed charges, the Board of Direc tors shall declare such dividends as they may elect, and any earnings over and above the dividends thus declared .hall he retained in the treasury, to be used for such purposes as the board of Directors may determine. This fund, as it aceumulates, may be invested by the hi,.ard of Directors in securities such as, Federal, State or municipal bonds, or bonds of this company. ARTICLE VIII. These articles of association may be m~ditled, altered'or amended, or the :orporation dissolved, and the capital ;tock may be increased, or decreased, in the manner provided by law, at a gene ral meeting convened for that purpose after previous notice published in one ewspaper, once a week, for four eonse 'utive weeks, setting forth the purposes !or which said meetinl is called. ARTICLE IX. The liquidation of the affairs of this orporation shall be made by three com missioners to be appointed by the stock olders at the meeting at which liquida Lion is voted; said liquidators shall be molvent persons, residents of the State if Louisiana, and not indebted to this wompany. All necessary powers shall be conferred upon them. The period for liquidation, and the compensation for . the commisrioners shall be fixed in such manner as the stockholders may, by re +olutiou at said general meeting deter mine. ARTICLE X. No stockholder shall ever he held lia ble or responsible for the contracts of said corporationu, for any further sum 24 than the unpaid halance due on the shares of stock subscribed for, or owned by him, nor shall any more informality in organization have the effect of ren dering this charter null, or of exposing a stockholder to any liability beyond the amount of his subscription to its stock. THUS DONE AND PARSED, at my office, in the city of New)Orleans, Louis iana, the day, month and year first above written, in the presence of Mes srs. HARRY WATCHAM and JOHN I. BLAKELY, residents of the said City of New Orleans, good and compe tent witnesses, who have signed these presents, with the appearers and me, Notary, after due reading. Original Signed: C. P. SHAVE R, J. WraITNEY HBEAL JR. L. H. LANOANTER, THOMAs A. BADEAUX, ,. H. S. SMITH, C. P. Yogco. J ITARRYv WATCA, (C. JouLN R. BLAKELY. BRTn. Ror7EN, Notary Public. STATE OF LOUIlSIANA, PARISH OF LAFOURCHE. I, the undersigned deputy Clerk of Court and ex-oflicio deputy recorder dluly qualified and sworn, in and for the parish of lIafourche, do hereby certify the within and foregoing to be duly re corded in Miscellaneous Book No. 7 folios 4.) iet seq. March 25th 19M02. In Testimony Whereof, witness-my hand officially at Thitwodaux, La., this :3th day of March 1902. (SEAL) Signed: L. V. AZEMAR, )'v Clerk of Court and D'y Recorder. Filed, March 25, I'102. (SEAL) Signed: L. V. AZEMAR, D'y Clerk. I Certify the above and foregoing to be a True Copy of the Original Act of Incorporation of the "NEVN ORLEANS ANI) SOUTHWESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY" and of the certificate of the Deputy Clerk of Court and Deputy Recorder for the Parish of Lafourche, extant and of record in my Current Notarial Register. In Faith Whereof, I grant these presents under my signature and the impress of my Seal of office. New Orleans, Louisiana, March ' th, A. D. 1902. (SEAL) Signed: BUS. ROUEN. Notary Public. STATE OF LOUISIANA. 20th Judicial District Court, Parish ot Lafourche. SVIN AND LRORNDRE C. O. ROUSSEAU, SUBREGATED, vs. No. 2963 P. A. LEDET. T AKE NOTICE THAT ACTING UN der, and by virtue of a writ of Fieri Facies, emanating from the above en titled Court, in the above entitled and numbered suit, I have seized and will offer bor sale, at public auction pursuant to law to the last and highest bidder at the Court House in the Town of Thibo daux on SATURDAY APRIL 19ra, 1902, between the hours of i1 o'clock A. M. and 4 o'clock P. M. the following dee cribed property to-wit: A certain tract of land situated in the arish of Lafourche on the left descend tg bank of the bayou Lafourche at about seven miles below the town of Thibodaux, measuring one arpent and three eights (38) of an arpent front by sixty arpents in depth, bounded above by lands now or formerly of the sue cession of Francois Bourgeois and below by lands of Mrs. Francois Ledet. To gether with all the buildings and im provements thereon and all the appar tenances rights, ways, privileges and servitudes thereof also 2 males, earts, farming utensils and the crops on said lands. Terms and conditions of sale CASH. To pay and satisfy the principal, inter est and all costs of these proceedings. The above sale will be made subject to the seisure levied by me on the 21st day of June 1901, under an order of selsa ure and sale emanating from the 20th I Judicial District Court Parish of Ia- k fourche in the suit entitled L. A. Bloain vs. P. A. Ledet No. 3001 on the Docket of said Conrt. JAMES BEARY Sheriff of the Parish of Lafourche. 1 TaoMAs A. BADEAUX, Atty.of Plaintiff. o March 15th, 1902. a ORDINANCE NO. 26 . An ordinance, amending and re-enact ing section 1st of ordinance No. 310 known as the Drainage ordinance of this parish, and which was adopted on September 6th, 1880. Be it enacted by the Pollee Jury of the parish of Lafourehe in regular meet ing assembled that section 1st or Ordin ance No. 220 adopted September 6th, 9 1880 and known as the Drainage Ordin ance, be and the same is hereby amend- I ed and re-enacted so as to read as fol- r lows: 1 District No. 1 shall extend fromn the I upper line of the parhrish, right bank of a Bayou Lafourche, to the Ridgefleld f plantation, including the back settle- 1 ments. 2 District to he known as "Thibo- t daux Drainage District" shall extend from the lower line of the Ridgefleld plantation to the upper line of the , Acadia plantation. 8 District No. 2 shall extend from the upper line of the Acadia plantation to the upper line of the Authement tract formerly belonging to Mosthene Polse, I includinig the Bayou Blue settlement from the Acadia plantation to the lower most settlement on said Bayou Blue. 4 District to be known as the "Lock port Drainage. District" shall extend from the upper line of the District No. 2, as above, down to the (ulif of Mexico. 5 District No. 3 shall extend from the upper line of the parish, left bank of Bavou Lafourche, to the lower line of ' the Laurel Valley planttion, including upper and lower Choupie, Chackbay as far down as the lower line of the Choe taw plantation and including also the Bayou Cabanossie to its mouth at Bayou ] lIocuf. S6 Speelal District No. 4 shall extend [ i from the lower line of District No. S to the upper line of the Bush Grove plan- I tation Including all back settlement. .4. Bouron, Watchmaker and Gunsmith Keeps constantly on had a large and 6o0 nplet ssort meat of FINE JEWLERY, CLOCKS AND WATCHES, THE OELEBRATED g. toareo wt to a.eo ELGIN WATCHES GUNS. PISTOLS, CONSTANTLY ON POWDER, (3Al HAND. Also the NEW TRtIDES. HUNT AMERICAN SEWING INGo, ATERIAL MAC HIN E. cu o,.sf' "" ETC., ETC, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Sew ing Machines, Fire-arms, ete. Carefully refairep and Iguaran teed. A l stk of attach ments, oil and needles for al kin 1s of Sewing Machines, can behad by applying to A. BOITRON, Cor. Main and St. Philip St. Tblbodass --- A i sCRECEIT ACTCIIS Bank of Lafourche, 2IWsasSaea, . . a aoYasAwX.t Capital Stock $25,000. Surplus $17,500. Designated Depository for funds of Parish of Lafourche and Town of Thibodaux. ....... orrICRS: ...... A. J BRAUD, President, K. J. BRAUD, Cashier, U'. J. BARKER, Vice Prd6sdent, P. F. LEGENDPE, Asst Cashier ...... DIRnCTORM ...... L. A. BLOUIN, D. l)EIAUNE, Dr. T. STARK, E. N. ROTH, JOHN T. MOORE, Ja., DR. L. X. MEYER C. J. BARKER. A. J. BRAID, C. i. RREATTII, AILCIDE TOUPS, K. J. BRAUD. < Does a General Banking Business ~ Buys and Sells Domestic and Foreign Exchange. Mexican Mustang Liniment is just the thing for Harness and Saddle Sores on haones, II ' Try excan Mustang inm for Lumbago, S Lame Back, Rheumatism," . Stiff Joints, etc.,%I and you will find that you never inN all your life used anything that so successfully fought aches and pains. Melxican Mustang Liniment l a positive cure for nap or swelled Head i poiltr. 7 District No. 4 shall extend ffiro the C ower line of District No. 3 to the lower ine of the Harang Canal, otherwise mnown as Choctaw plantation, inclua-* e* ,g Laurel Ridge, Vaeherie Dague Li randals, Cotean olse and all other I ack settlements. tl 8 District No. 5 shall extend from the el tower line of District No. 4 to the Gull b >f Mexico including all beek settle-I nents. t Thus read and adopted March 13th, h H. N. Couvw x, J. L. Aucoin, Clerk. President. * ORDINANCE NO. SB. An ordinance carrying into effect s Article 128 of the Constiution of the State of Louasiana, adopted in 188. e Hection I. Be it ordained by the Po lice Jury of the Parish of Lafourche in regular session convened; that agreea ble to article 128 of the Constitution of f Louisiana that the Justices of the Peace a and constables of the Parish of Lae fourcho shall hereafter receive no fees J in criminal cases, but in lieu thereof J shall receive such monthly salaries as J this Jury may determine, which sal- J aries shall be graded. Section II. Be it further ordained, J etc. That it shall be the duty of Justices J of the Peace and Constables throughout J the Parish of Lafourche to prepare and J hand to the clerk of this Jury at least ( one week before the convening of the Jury in regular session. (1) A copy of their criminal docket, which shall give i a number to each criminal ease, and 4 shall have entered under each case, i the; date the affldavit was made, the o date the warrant was issued, the return I of the constable on all warrants, with 1 reaeonse if not executed, the date of ex- I amination of accused, the name of each 4 witness examined, and the date upon which the papers in each ease were lled i with the clerk of court. Section III. Be it further ordained, etc. That. Justices of the Peace and con- I stables failing to hand the copy of Docket, and hereinabove described in Sec. II, shall not be paid by this jury until such report has been fied with the clerk in the manner and form herein hbore setforth. Section IV. Be it further 6rdalned, stc. That it shall be the duty of Justiese Af the Peace and oonstables to ile with the clerk of court all papers in erlialal eases immediately after the eases have been examined as required by law; any ustices of the peace or constable failing o comply with this Section shall have is salary withheld until he has com plied with same. Section V. Be it further erdainad, ate. That this Jury may at any regulaor special session raise or redoe te sal ies of any justiees of the pese. or eea stable in the parish of Laourehe. Section VI. 3! it further ordained, rec. That until otherwise.provided by thi urry, the Justlces of the peace sd eon stables throughout the parish of L. rourche, shall receive the following salaries: Justice of the peace, 1 ward $ M Justice of the peace, 2 ward 40 W Justice of the peace. 2 ward 40 0 Justice of the peace. 8 ward 8 M Justice of the peace. 4 ward $ s Justice of the peace, 5 ward 5a Justice of the peace, 6 ward I Jaustice of the peace, 7 ward 2500 Justiee of the peace, 8 ward b Justice of the peace, 9 ward 60' Justice ,of the peace 10 ward 2 Constable of the i ward 0 Constable of the 2 ward 4 00 Constahle of the 2 ward 46 Constable of the 3 ward 1 os Constable of the 4 ward 1 Wo Constable of the 5 ward - Constable of the 41 ward a Constable of the 7 ward E Constable of the 8 ward M Constable )f the 9 ward g Constable of the 10 ward I U Section VII. Be it further ordained, etc. That all ordinances or patts of ordin anees in conflict or iaeoasistent her. with be and the sme are hereby se pealed. Thus read and adopted Marethla , H. . Cofmne, J. . t , Vlerk. Praddeut.