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The .eek1y lessenger. 8
PUBLISHED EVERT SATURDAT.
ST. MARTINVILLE, LA. co
ALBERT BIENVENU. Proprietor. Ma
LAIZAIRE BIENVENU. Manage. 9
OrrICIALt JOURNAL or TU Tows os eil
ST MARTINVILLE AND ST MARTIn PAARIS
07 ubscription $1 a year In advance.
SATURDAY MARCH 9, 1895. ft
THE BOUNTY. sa
The Senate and House in their
closing hours have finally recogni
sed the just claim of the sugar a
producer for the bounty on sen- t
gars produced in 1893 and 1894. °
The unpaid bounty on the crop of
98 will be paid in full, 2 cents per
pound; but the bounty on the crop g
of 94 will be paid at the rate of e
eight-tenths of a cent. per pound.
This bounty small as it m4y A
look, will put in this perish be.
tween $80,000 to $100,)00, and
this will come too, at a time the
planter will need it the moast. The
help of the bounty money will
save many homes from the Sheriff's
hammer and prevent mamy firms
from going into bankruptcy. It
will save the country from disas- B
ter and ruin.
The pilanter will now be in a
position to meet his obligations
toward his merchant end the mer
chant toward his commission
The dark cloud of poverty that
bung overhead for several months
has disappeared and our planters a
now feel happy and contented.
preparations fail. It possessq
ourtive power peculiar to itas. Be
sure to get Hood's Saasaurill. I
AN EXTENSIVE ESTABISH
In making our turn /or news -
this week we stopped at the esta-I
blishment of Mr. Louis C. Du
champ, on St. Martin street, to
look at his large varried stock.
We were really surprised to see
so large a stock in all the differ
ent lines as that carried by Mr.
Duchamp. No one has an idea
of the stock of goods carried by ,
Mr. Duchamp unless he goes first
in the store where he will find a
full stock, next in the large' ware
house back of his store, which was
recently built, than another ware.
house in the yard which is filled
with lime, cement, sand etc., and
next the large warehouse facing
the bayou, which is a two story
building. In this building we
found nn the lower floor a car
load o salt, a car load of char
coal, a car load of molasses and
syrup, and a large quantity of
lime, cement etc. On the upper
floor we saw a car load of bran,
one of oats, one of hay, two or:
three car loads of wheelwright
material, a car load of plows, one
of cultivators, corn and ootton
planters etc. In feet Mr. De
c·hamp has the largest stock ever
seen in this town even before the
As to the assortment in every
line, we could not gues or call
for anything that Mr. Duchamp,
did not show us, and at prices
that were surprisingly low.
To give a faint idea of the er.
tensiveness of the businemss Mr.
Duchamp is doing we will simply
say that his freight bill paid to
the Railroad in eleven months
amounted to *3,180,00.
This establishment is worth a
visit even if it is only to satisfy
one's curiosity, and much more so
if you mean business.
HooD'S AND ONLY
Hood's Srsaplrlia the edi
cine for you. Becaum it tisthe bt
bloedpa.l4er. HOOD' OMURMs
Special meting of the Town Council l
held this Stat day of Match 1805.
Pursuant to a calitf the Mayor, the
Conneil met In Special Session.
Members present Hon. A. V. Fleamine. tr
Mayor presiding and Messrs Albt. Bien- th
Uena. William Livingston. and T. J.
Labbe, absent; George Knight.
The Mayor having informed the Conn
cil that the object of this meeting was in
to see about and provide for the payment t
of the note and interest due by the Fire
department to the 8lsby Manufactur
lng Company,of Seneca Falls, New York, li
for the FireE~gine "Evangeline", and ci
the payment at eeveral bills for Hose al
and other apparatuaeq needed for the
Fire Eaginesuand bought by said Fire
Therefore, on motion of Mr. Albert b
Blenvenu duly seconded: It is resolved, S
that the sum of Six hundred and forty
one d6llars and thirty cent+, be and Is
hereby appropriated out of the funds of ti
the 'Corporailon. to pay said note and in- 8
terest due 4y the Fire department to the p
Slisby Manutacturing Company of Sene
ca Falls, New York, amounting to four
hundred and silty two dollars (4862,00). 8
And also to pay the following 1
Bill of the Simonds Mfg Co., Litd., f
of New Orleans, La, for 100 feet
ot 23 luck Superior Hose, 2 Sets
of mending Sleeves, 100 tfet of 2 e
luech Superior Hose, eoupled with z
automatic eouplings, one bun
dred and ten dollars 110.00
Freight and storage for same
Three 46-100 dollars 8,46
Bills of the American Fire Engine e
Company of eneaes Falls New i
York. for 323w Patented Hose
Leek Steps, 1-3 Patented eonpl
log Expander. 6.2k Mending
Seelves, 4 pairs. S Expansion
Big Couplings, 1 dosean S c
Wall Hose Sparmes painted and
1 set of grate bars for Silaby En
gine with boxes etc., fifty eight
dollars 568,20 1
Freigbht and Storage for sa two
10-100 dollars 2,88
Bill of Smith and Boullemet of
New Orlens, La., for two (2)
dosea expending rings three
60-100 dollars 3.0
Freight for same ,36
And it is further resolved that the
Treasurer be and is hereby authorized
I and instructed to pay same.
There being no other business to be
trassated the couacll adjourned.
"lgne4d" A. V. FIxMIrX, Mayor.
"Signed" W. B. aSTIN, Secretary.
A true copy,
Attest W. B. EsTIN.
BOARD OF HEALTH.
Proaesedigs of the Board of Health of the Par
Ish aof t. Martia Meetii held Maroh 4th eus.
ThePodle Jury. setiag a Based of Health.
Smet this dly, with L.E. A Duohemp Preie
deat sad Mesers labba, Larson. Oallbsan, Mar
ti, sad David p ent. and adopted the follow
1 ila Osiasase peseseted br Mr. Iebbe, to wit:
B itordaaed b the Poli Jury of St. Mar.
tin Parish esavened uader Aet No of 1t as
Sa lBosrd ealth, that whereas Bayou T.ehe
and other starems folbowia through this Par.
isb of St. Martin Ia., hve become from the
I pollatd eoaditie darln the grladins season.
e op l utSNm . e sariues measa of the health
t the eltiasas of t. Mar ti Parish residing
Salos the beaks; sad. whereas their assaltary
eadition have bees dae to and caused by the
emptyiag into their waers of skimmings, mo
! lhasas, asidulated waers. etc., from steam
r t acam pans, sad doable .desta; sad
whmas, saumame cmplaints have been laid
bdoae the Polie Jury, ating a as a Board of
Health, prettgtl anet the coatinuaeo of
said isases.o Ukly to cereat a erlo epi
deme; ad whereas. after a cmetul inveetiga.
Stkclawelad each eomplalate to be wellfonded;
Thereor Bait ordained by the Pollea Jory.
oaveasmd ad actig in their eapeeity as a
r Bard of Health.
See.. That tr and after the fr day of
August 1ra metal or dicharslaud r skim
* mlige salmess. saeetesed or aidulated wa
tor from steam tralans. vooeauum paes nd: dm
h blo eeto lana Bayou Teheb or into any ditel~
Sor maals draiain into said Bayou, be. and the
same is herebr declred a uienaos.
r c.L B. ait frther ordaed set·c., that from
I nd after sid lest day of Aeust Ii emptying
or dichargin ay ekimminse. molseem swt
mled wars or I esidulated waters from steam
Stria, vaaum pas ad dasbleo edecta into
lake Taeor a p nish Lake Lake Martin. Ba
rc Marti, Bayuo Pasller, or into ditcbhe or
i eals dranlnt i midl streams or bodie of
wer, bet, and the mm is herbr d eolarmd a
Sec . Bo it hfrther erdalnd that any peroon
or perasos, violatin this ordinaoe shall be lia
lei teo Sle set hee than FlftI dollars nor more
than ivroe hundred dollars or to imprisoment
iLa the Parish Jll for not lees tha thirty days
Snor more than sis mouths or both at the diecre
0 tIoa of the Court for each and every *effse.
g oo.4. Blit fturther ordained, that one half
of the lnSe above shallgo to tbe criminal fund
o the Parish and the other half to the party
h turnilshin infermation, upon conviction of the
party or parties violatin this ordinoa
V Upon theo motion of Mr. Martin, seconded by
a Mr. labbe. voted upon and unanimously car
ried, the aslry of the Secretary w ized at
TwentyJve dollarn per annum to be paid out of
the Inaldeatal Zpene fund.
There bein mo farther beainee to attend, on
motiom properyb arried, the Board adjourned.
A true opy from the miauotes.
Ar1. Meatrer. leeetaty.
-The police jTry met Monday
last, read proceedings in these co
-Read the. statement of the
treasurer of the town and see bow
the town's finances stand.
The town authorities have been
doing good work this week, dig
ing up the ditches throughout the
-The Mardi Gras subscription
list and statement of expenses was
crowded out of this issue, it will
appear in our next.
-The bayou has risen consider
able in the last few days, and we
believe she is high enough for
small boats to reach Arnandvilla.
-Homer J. Moutonr, editor of
the Lafayette Gazette was in town
Sunday and Monday, visiting his
parents and friends.
-Our Central barber-shop is
getting ready for the Spring it
has ordered a complete outfit of
waters for shampooing and sea
-Victoire Bonhomme, a color.
ed woman fell dead in her yard,
near the saw mill, Wednesday
evening while washing. She died
of hearth disease.
-Miss Sidonie Simon after a
sojourn of several weeks here vis
iting her numerous friends and
relatives returned to her home in
-The people are rejoicing all
over the state on account of the
passage of the bounty bilL No- i
thing like the cash to make peo.
ple happy. t
-Mr. Louis J. Gardemal made I
a business trip to the city this ,
week. We may expect to see a
large and well assorted stock of i
) goods in his store the coming t
5 week, and may be astonished with 1
) some remarkable inducements.
- -Several new buildings will
soon be in course of construction.
s Among the new constructions will
be an elegant and large hotel for
Mrs. E. R. Knight, which will be
built on Corner Main and Hamil
ton streets, a fine location for a
business of that kind.
-Felix Landry, son of Charles
Landry, a respectable colored man
of this place, died in Lafayette 1
Wednesday. His body was
- brought here on the train the
same evening and buried in the
Catholic cemetery here.
-Mr. Chas. D'Aquin will soon
erect a two story building back of
e Mr. L. de St. Germain's wheel.
a wright shop, in which he will
establish a steam working shop,
for the manufacturing of doors,
sashes, blinds and furnitures of
d all kind. This will be of great
Sprofit to the town.
--Misses Amelie, Louise and
Laurence Comean and Messrs Eu
gene Labbe, Paul and Andre Bil
land of Bronssardville were visi
tors on Live Oak Plantation last
week. The result was shat two of
Sthe boys seem to have been cap
Stured by our belles, as they pay
frequent visits since.
-The general querry now is
when the bounty will be paid, and
how the cane grower will get his
share. The bounty will only be
Spaid after the first of July next;
Show soon after that date, we cuan
not say. Between this time and
the date of payment the refiners
r* and cane growers will have ample
*t time to adjust and establish their
shares of the bounty as in almost
t every ease there is an understand
d ing as to the share each was to
t have in case the bounty be paid;
and as there was a complete re
Scord kept of cane bought from
at every farmer and an exact record
o of nsugar made there will be hard
Sly any delay in establishing all
necessary and satisfactory proof
to the planter and the governma t.
his I. J. GARDEMKAL,
J it The Cheapest Store In Town.
DIED. I I N
Death has again visited the de
solate household of Mr. Homer
(Gauthier, of this parish, Sunday
morning, the 3rd inst. This time
the monster has taken away the
life of the pretty little Alida, who
was aged 12 years and 2 days.
Just a month ago Albert the
oldest son died, three weeks after
the mother succumbed and today
poor little Alida departs this
world to meet in heaven her mo
ther and brother. Three deaths
in the house in just one month!
SThis is truly more grief and sor
row than human nature can bear.
It is with profound grief we hi
tender our sympathy to the rest
of the family in their terrible af
-We understand that some ex
periment is soon to be made at
the natural gas wells near Breaux
Bridge, in this parish. For a long
time the gas is known to exist,
and many are those who have
made small holes in the ground -
and set the gas coming from it on
fire and left it burning until put
out by the rain. The test that
will be made shortly will establish
the value of the gas, and in what
S Demand of Adminnitrtiom.
bI tie mattr t the .tates of Jema Bytete
Uval and of his wife Marseerite Veroai
Prolate Dcket. No tNs.
1k J:disal District Court,
Ste eof LOuimas. Parish of Bt. Martin.
Wher. 8 Valery Martin of the Parish of St.
g Martis. h Sl.d his petition in this ofee, ap
Spctaled Admiaetrator of the oecesseious of
Joan Basptsto Ural nd his wife Margueritte
g Vesoeiase Lesser both deeased. late of the
P.rs.b of St. Martin.
Mow, therefose, pablie notiee i. hereby given
; t eli parties nterested to show anuse. if any
ther have la wrttia within tea days from this
pubolestlc. why sid application should not
be gpated sd said appointment made u pray
Olvm mdlr r hanld sand seal of Court, at
e St. MartliWllk. Paria of St. Martin. Ia., this
r th da of March A. D. 18M.
ait. B. hass., Dr Clerk of Court.
L- Notice to Whom it May
I; I have picked up aod rafted about 50
Cypress trees which I found floating and
a some sinkers. Several of the trees have
different brands on, and a large portion
have sone. This timber is now lying in
11 Little Bayou Crook Chene. Notice is
hereby given that if samels not claimed
within 80 days that it will be soid
. ScoTT KuLLT.
W. L DoU.LAS
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OFlTTe AT pwi. MARTI MTILL LA.
WE 03 eSUM DIELsS ns
ywe machLn, ahasee SIhm w east
eget elewhere. TheAl W oe r .
aorbest butwemakeG e s
such as tho ClIm.I W
want your rade, etln StiumS
and equare Sean wnwire. m w
haoe it. We ehaoo the wedS8
prodUee a 33S3PO
Mashline or $*5O.eO oer bedS'S
sewtIa eMachl er PAS sh
ean bay eom unD oer Aour £w "
no0 Canal strec.t,
;: W. "ORLEANS, ILA.
eA Fire Pioof Safe.
S For ale cheap, either for eash s t
s easy paymen. Size, 23 inebi wl
4 32 inches high.
For price and terms apply to
De-29-94. .O. Lo aNpros.
Dec-2y3-94. 0.0O. Loelxrrb.