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V [_. -. ST. MARIINVILLE, LA. SATURK)AY, APRIL 5th. 1890. No.
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DK. C. B. SANDERS,
¶lt .I)(E.) P'ATll ST.)
PHYSICIAN, SURGEON & AC('COUCHEUR.
Consultr.tion in English, French and
N. B. Inquire at Labbe's I)rugstore.
Ultice at residence, near Railroad depot.
dec 7 ly ST. MARTINVIn.LL;, LA.
Diseases of Women and Chilnren.
E. L. TILLY,
Physician Surgeon and
Office: at A. Labbe at Son's drugstore.
mar 31'ks St. Martinville, La.
LOUIS J. VOORHIES,
Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public.
Sr. M.rrlx'vll.tl, : : LA.
Will practice and promptly attend to
collection of claims in St. Martin and
adjoining parishes. July 1i, 1 y
L. A. DELAUREAL M. I).
Office at his residence
Calls promptly attended to.
Consultation at his office. ap 71 y
--- DEAI.I:R IN -
Fine Family Grocel its, Cigars, Tobacco,
Tinware, Hlardware, Canined L;als
Fine Liquors and everything
kept in a first class Family (rocery.
( EAST SIDE OF BAYOU TECHE. )
St, Martinville, La.
J. W. ECKART,
Watchmaker and Jeweller,
Main Street, New lbcria,La.
The leading repair shop in the Attaka- I
All kinds of Monograms and Badges
Diamend settings madte to order and at
A full line of watches, clocks and Jew
elry always on hand.
A select assortment of genuine Meer
Chatm pipes. cigars and cigarette tubes
Russia leather cigar cases, fine tobacco
pouches etc. kept in stock.
My prices are moderate, give me a call
56 to 64 Caaondelet Street,
:NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Centrally located sear Cotton Exchage.t
Large and Airy lRooms.
Take the street cars at the tldlet an t
the driver will put you out niear thei
Hilotel, jan 14 1 y
P. J. MOITY,
Carpenter, ('ontractor and Builder"
Furniture repaired with care, ald at I
lShopl on 'Port Street. I
jan 18 ly Sr. MAItTINVI.I., A.
CONVE'NT of I MERCY. i
St. Martinsville, La.
This In-titute offecr- .uil,,rir adlvanta-i
,fs to Parents d,,:,irous; of gixling thier'
tLildrecr a solid and rein *d Education.
Terms of tuition. Music etc., amoderate.
P-r part;:Ilaru ap.,ly to
-Mr. Arthur Bonin of this parish was
buried here Saturday last.
- Miss Louie Eastin returned from
her visit to Lafayette Tuesday.
Tomorrow is Easter Sunday and the
little ones will be busy all day today dye
M--r. Alexandre Hebert will open a
sado saloon to-morrow at the old stand
of E. G. Voorhies, near the Railroad.
-A strong wind prevailed all day
Wednesday and during part of the night,
which was followed by a heavy fall of
- -Messrs. Chas Even and T. J. Labbe
left Tuesday for Jeanerette to attend the
meeting of the Attakapas Pharmiaceuti.
-The machinery of the Lenormand
sugar house was sold to Mr. (ihoige Si
mon, the foundry man of New Iberia.
-- The municipal election takes place
Monday, there will be only one ticket
out, and the lote consequently will be
--Breaux Bridge had a successful Mis
sion at the catholic church this week.
The sermons are said to have been good
and largely atteatned.
--We made a trip to B3reatix Bridge
last Sunday and were highly plansed
with the day spent in our sister town.
kreaux Bridge is progressing.
--Etienxne Dieschamp the murderer of
little Julieth Iiieth, was again tried iln
New Orleans last week and found guilty
of murder. lie will hang.
-Fret not your life away because your
hair is gray, while young, as you can
stop all grayness and can beautify the
hair with Hlall's Hlair Renewer and be
- Mr. ('has. K. Schwartz the popular
peddler requests us to announce that he
has just received a magnificent line of
spring goods which lie sells at astonish
ingly low prices.
-The Morgan C'ity Review says: It is
stated that Gov. Nicholls will resign next
month, and that Leut. Goternor Jeffries
will appoint hiiu -uccessor to Judge
Poche on the Suprenlme bench.
--We are experiencing decidedly sin
gular weather. A steady wind has be-n
blowing fromnt every point of the compass,
one day east, another west, andl so on.
And it tends to intensify the belief that
it Iwles no godal to the levees.
- The gloomy fears and the weariness
of soul, of which so many complain
Mould disappear if the blood were m'lade
more healthy before it reaches the brain.
Ayer's Sarsaparila purifies and vitalizes
the blhul, and thus conduces to health of
body and mind.
- The races at Breaux Bridge Sunday
last proved a great success. They
were exciting and very interesting. It
is estimated that 2,(Ii persons were on
the grounds. The result financially was
no doubt beyond the expictations of
- -We received the first number of the
%ttakapas Vindicator. published at La
'ayette, by Mr. Oscar L. Alpha. The
indicator is a seven column four page
taper, neatly gotton up. We wish the
indicator a long life of usefulness and
- The prophecy of the cranky Dunn,
hat New Orleans would be submerged,
as created a great panic among a cer
amin class of people, which will seriously
nijure the business of New Orleans.
There is perhaps more malice thani
cience in this prophecy.
-A terrible cyclone swept over Louis
ille, Ky., la-t week with fearful results.
rhe loss in Ihuman life is iearly one
lunlred ;aid in property very large.
louisville has refuized help from other
!ities, stating she was able to relieve the
uffering ,f her ol nI people.
-We recrived a neatly printed card
LnoulCihi the Imarriage of tie charm
hg Mis Mathilde L. Renaid anI our
)opular y,Ig friend, Mr. ('hrle. G
u~ielier. if lilldwin. La. The marriage
eremony will be celebrated at the ('at
-Mr. louis Tapissier. formerly a resi
dent of this town, but lately moved to
Lafayette where be had the lead of a
Sbrass banll, has returned here to locate
permanently. We welcome Mr. Tapis
s Fier back in our town and hope he will
take the lead in the brass hand which
our young men are organizing now.
e- -The democratic convention held at
Fournet's Hall last Sunday selected the
present board of tiustees to succeed
a themselves. We would have liked to see
`al a change of the ticket, hut as they were
selected this time by a deniocratic mass
y 1meeting. instead of a regulator closed
t, door meeting, we are satisfled.
Mr. P. I). Delacroix, an esteemable
citizen of Cypremort. St. .Mary parish,
died at his home Monday the ,lst of
SMarch. Ils remai were brought here
Tuesday and interred in the Catholic
cemetery. Mr. l)eladroz was a native of
d this parish and almost all his family
still reside here. A large number of
friends and relatives followed his re
mains to their last resting place. We
e tender our sympathies to the family.
e - We acknowledge receipt of an ele
gant invitation to the marriage of Miss
Marie Aimee, the accomplilhed daughter
of our esteemed Assessor, Mr. S. V. Mar
Itin, of this place, and Mr. F. F. Palms, a
wea Ithy ani prominent citizen of Detroit,
Mich. This event will take place at the
e Catholic church In St. Martinville, on
I aturday the 12th instant. at half past
nine o'clock in the morning.
-The St. James Courier is amused at
the efforts of some people to carry water
on both shoulders by praising Gov. Ni
cholls for refusing and Mayor Shakspeare
and the police juries for accepting the
lottery donation. Our contemporary be
lieves that an obligatlon follows the ser
vice, not the Intermediary, and it fails
to see how the people can be under a less
obligation in receiving money through
the Mayor and police juries than they
would have been had the money come
through the hands of the Governor. But
logic and conlistency are hardly to ne ex
pected where a game of politics is being
played. City Item.
-A Lafayette special to the Picayune,
dated March 81 says: A negro Was kill
ed last night near Broussardville by Mr. I
Martial Billal, one of our most exten
sive and enterprising farmers. It ap
pear, that the negro, Louis Green, hadl
been to ltrouseardville during the even- i
iig, in company of several of his kind, t
and had indulged too freely in bad whis
ky. Returning homne he became invol
ved in an altercation with the proprie- p
tor, Mr. Billaud, who shot him with a e
double-barreled shotgun. Death ensued
in a few hours. t
The coroner's jury returned a verrlct s
of justifiable homicide. 1
During the altercation Mr. Billaud's
daughter braiely shielded her father umn
til he realized the murderous intention
of the negro, who, by the way, had a j
very unsavory reputation and stood in
dicted for a heinous crime.
-A lady who was summoned its a wit- m.
ness before a court in Philadelphia, was ti
sworm by the clerk but refused to kiss n
the Bible when ordered to do so on the n
ground that the book had been pressed fi
by so many ringers and lips that the tl
covering was filthy. The judge examin- ce
ed the Bible and declared that the lady '
was right. The average court Bible be- C
comes by constant use as dirty and
greasy as the hand-strap in a street car si
and therefore any witness who declines C
to kiss it should be ;romptly excused un- I
less it has been freshly washlled and fi
mlgated. The-fact of the matter is the b
cusrton of kissing the Bible is a senseless
one and should be aholished. All that is
necessary when an oath is adlmilnistered
to a witness is to have himn raise his
:right hanld to heavent. That simple act
signifies to the dullest mind that the a
oath is Ieig tak-t in the sight of God
awl is a token of the siicerit of the wit
Ines.. No judge wiho has any deliacy or
r/ oment could insist on a witness kiss
ilg a hook no matter how holy it nmay he.
upon which has he-ni laid the filthy and
diseased lips of persons steeped in degra
dati:m and crime. States. I
W BROWN'S IRON BITTERS
('ur.s. I...le .. .. H lltnr ie I l ,it,,lrte. v
Danger in Unboiled Milk.
It is now known that the tuberculosis
is very common in cattle whose flesh
forms such a large part of our food.
Were it not for the protection given by
cooking the history of this disease woul
perhaps he a much sadder one than it Is.
But there is one sort of anitmal food
derived from the cow which is taken un
cooked. Is it not possible that cow's
milk is the great source of the infection
of our race? It is stated that the ap
pearance of tulwberculosis among certain
tribes of men dates from the time when
cattle from dairy farms were introduced.
It is further stated that ZI) per cent of
dairy cattle suffer at some time from
tuberculosis. The important point to
investigate i: whether tuberculous in
fectious matter is found in the milk of
tubercular cows. We may readily be
lieve that it is when the milk-secreting
or milk-containing surfaces are diseased.
The only question left, therefore, is whe
ther the milk of tuberculous cows is
likely to contain tubercular infectious
matter when there is no apparent tuber
cular disease of the udder or teats. This
can be determinedl only by direct and
Au article of Dr. Ernst, in the Ameri
cant Journal of the Medical Sciences, by
which the foregoing remarks were sug
gested, contains the results of such ex
periments. If its statements are con
firmed by further observations, no one
need wonder longer at the prevalence of
this dread scourge of our race, or remain
ignorant of the proper methods of pre
venting its ravages. If cow's milk is the
great carrier of tuberculosis, then it
must be cooked, like any other animal
food. Dr. Ernst's experiments were
made in the most careful way.
The buildings in which the cows were
kept were cleaned, scrubbed, washed
with bichloride of mercury solution, and
then whitewashed. Before the cows
were milked the udders and teats were
thoroughly cleaned. The milk was
drawn into sterilized flasks and exanmin
ed for the bacillus tuberculosis. Milk
was thus taken from thirty-six cows, all
presenting distinct symptoms of tubercu
losis, but none having discoverable dis- I
ease of the udder or teats. In the milk
of ten of these cows the bacillus tubercu- I
losis was found-- that is, in 27,7 per cent.
The cream, after rising, was found to
contain bacilli nearly as often as the
nilk upon which it floated. Numerous
inoculation experiments were made with
the milk upon rabbits and guinea-pigs, 1
producing tuberculosis in many cases.
Feeding experiments on calves and l
young pigs gave similar results. These
experiments were made under the aus
pices of the Massachusetts Society for
the Promotion of Agriculture, the micro
scope work being (lone at the society's I
laboratory and in that of the Harvard
Midical School.-New York Medical
Beware of Ointments for Ca
tarrh that contain Mercury.
As mercury will surely destroy the e
sense of smell and completely derange
the whole system when entering it
mocous surfaces. Such articles should t
never be used except on prescriptions t
rrom reputable physicians, as the damage 6
they will do is ten fold to the good you
ran possibly derive from them. Hall's t
L'atnrrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. a
Cheney & C('o., Toledo, 0., contains no d
mercury, and is taken Internally, and Ii
acts directly upon the blood and mucous
unrfaces of the system. In huying Hall's
f'atarrh Cure be sure you get the genuine. I
It is taken internally, and made in To- p
edo,. Ohio, by F, d. Cheney & ('o.
C'Sold by Druggists, price 75e. per
1)edicated To Bachelors.
If you are for pleasure, marry; if you 0
prize rosy health, and even if money be a
in object, marry. A (oo'l wife is hea- a
ven's last best gift to man, his angel and I
minislter of graces i:mnumzerable-hlis
gem (of many virtues, his casket of jew- t
ls,. her woice his sweetest music, her
smiles his brightest day, her kiss thet
guardian of hi, innocence, her arms the
iale of his safety, the bIalm of his health,
the balsam of his life, her industry his
,afest steward, her lips his faithful coun r
sellor, her bosom the perfect pillow of
his cares., and her prayers the ashlest ad
veRt~. o f IhuVe's bi'pE'tg on !ui i
TI'he Weathcr t'rophket
Sergeant M)inn, the Intasvllle cyci::
and the high water in the In*et Mir:-"
sippi haIe started the weather proph, t:.
and the contry is thravteted t With
iflood of lresdictions. ReV. Its tteks,
St. Louis. who has soHie Ihetelrologi ",
reputation, has spthng fbrwattl With .
claim that he predlcted the late str',,
which caused such destrurctia Ilh It":
tucky and Tennessee; Whettepl4n i
thinks himself quhlifled in Pbtehasttr'
for the entire monlth of April; the iF f
the Dunn order, very sensational abd
larming, and opens the month with 0:
structive storms on the let, 1, 6th, r:
8th and 9th-all of which he deet:-,
danger days. He folloWs this Ia :
ice, has another series of violent nttar
begining April 19, with earthqtakes .n
the 5th, 19th, and g1st. Altogether, hie
gives us, it must be admitted, very liv '
weather for April.
Prof. George Root, of Cantontl INt.
other weather progonsticator; Who, w"
are assured, has been very sueteefu!
with his predictions, is even worse thaU:
Revs Hicks. April is going to be ai',
gether the Worst storm month of :har
year, he says, one continuous sueeesMn
What between Sergeant )bubti, tep
senting the Signal Service, Rev. lick'.
representing the church, and Prof. Re,':
representing sisence, the weather o' -
look is very unpromising.
As far as Sergeant Dunn is eonerttin,
we can safely count that his erohki,.,'s
will now cease, and that he had ban
permanently suppressed as an Itidep.:
dent Signal Service prophet. 'the oti.:
cranks will go on prophesying stormn
and earthquakes as long as the pape:-:
give then notoriety. If the press Wi!
but unite and refuse to piy any atter
tion to the mad predictions of thesem tr
sponsible idiots, they will give tp tt:s
prophesying business, and not alutr
timid and nervous people with tihr
threats of storms, tornadoes and earth
Undeservedly Laughed At,
The unthihklng are prone to make
game of nervousness. Yet this is a very
real and serious afflietion, the harashsin
symptoms of which are rendeted all the
more poignant by tidicule, The stomaet
is usually responsible for these symg
toms-its weakness and disorder had s
reflex lb the brain, which is the lead
quarters of the nervous system. As t
nerve tonic and tranquilizer, we believe
that not one can be pointed out so eRee'
tive as Hostetter's Stomach Bittern. It
renewing vigorous digestion, it strikc4
the key note of recovery of strength had
quietude by the nerves. Headaches tire
mors in quiet sleep, abnormal bensitive
ness to unexpected noises-all these
modify and ultimately disappear he the
system gains strength from the great
tonic. Dlyspepsia, blliousneass rhemas
tism, constipation and kidney eompDlaliu
are subdued 1!y the Bitters.
The General Governmehnt antd
The government at WashlngtoI had
shown commendable energy In potoid=
ing means for protecting those levoee
built by the River ('ommission, and lels
much general benefit has aetrled td
the overflowed and threatened sectlod
by the wide scope given the engineers id
the use of government funds for other
than government levees as well as ty res
soei of the succor afforded to those lIt
distress and danger from the eneradeh
Yesterday a further allotment *U
made by the Secretary of War for level
purposes, and efforts are being made td
uecure from ('ongress an emergency ap;
propriation to save the yet uninlojuted
levees of the lower V'alley. Aside froal
the break at Nits ahd the stallet tie
vasses in Plaquemines parish, the levees
below Red River are still holding out
and if they can be saved the flood trol
above can be made to run off more quich
ly, and what is of more consequeaed
thonsands of acres of the richest land ii
the South will be saved from overflow
These ends would justify the expendli
ture of a large sum of money, and as thle
people of the different States affected bl
the water have worked heroteally to keep
off the unprecedented flood, and have
nsed their own tneans treely, the Generat
(;overnument can he appealed to withoe
impropriety to the exter.t at least ol
helpiig te epeople to hold theit iettesa