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THE WEEKLY MESSENGER.
Official Journal of the Town of St. Martinville. 4 JUSTICE TO ALL. - *i.oo Per Year, Invariably in Advance.
VOL. XIII. ST. MARTINVILLE, LA., SATURDAY JUNE 11, 1898. No. 18.
T. J. LABBE,
NIW STORI, NEIW STOCK, LOW PRICIS,
We have received a fine stock of
Furniture, + ilardware, + and + Crockery.
We do not want the Earth and only ask
for a very small share of your patreoage
We no more do business in the "Old Cabin at the corner"
but now occupy the three finest Stores in Town.
CENTRAL BARBER SHOP
SHAVING AND HAIR CUTTING PARLOR,
COOD WORK, PROMPT SERVICE, WELL TREATED.
ST. M.ARXLTINVIIll a. , L.A."
JULES FRANCOIS, PROPRIETOR.
R. MARTIN, President, ALBERT BIENVENU, Cashist.
A. F. ROUSSEAU, Vice President. M. DUCREST, Assist. Cashier.
23ank of St. Martinville.
Does a general banking business, loans money, makes col
lections, sells Foreign exchanges, and pays high interest on
deposits left one year.
Your Business respectfully solicited.
Robert Martin, J. B. Levert, Albert Bleuvenu,
F. T. Oullbeau, A. F. Rousseau, B. Audibert.
L J. Oardemal. Felix Bieaveou. A. (lernaud.
CORNER CARONDELET AND PERDIDO STREETS,
- NEW ORLEANS, LA. .
THIS HOTEL HAS JUST BEEN
ENLARGED AND RENOVATED.
An electric elevator and all modern improvements have
eten placed in the building.
AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PLANS.
P" *n *IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
AT THIS OFFICE.
T 0 SOUTHEBI PACIFIC,
SOUNS "SUNSET ROUTE."
OUR STANDARD GAUOE LINE RUNNING
THROUGH SLEEPERS TO CITY OF flEXICO.
Night and florning Connections at
New Orleans with Lines to
NEW YORK, PIIILEDELPHIA, WASHINGTON, AT
8. F. B. MORSE, L. 3. PAReS,
GmTN' Pass. mi Ticket Agent, Assit Gen'1 1 . SDA . APet,
-The Sunday law was in full
force in St. Martinville last Sun
day, not a single establishment
was open. Since the new consti
tntion such cases are to be tried by
the Judge, not by the jury, which
makes it certain that the violators
will be convicted if they are
brought before the court. The
8suday law is very unpopular in
this town and parish, very few
persons favor it, except the clerks.
It is particularly a hardship on
the country people who come to
town on Sundays, who depend on
the groceries for what they need
The United States Circuit court
in session in Opelousas this week
has dismissed tie intervention of
F. L. Richardson, receiver of the
American National Bank vs. Win.
M. Loree, receiver Teche Railroad
Company et al. The purchaser at
the occured last December, hav
ing failed to perfect same, the
court has ordered that the valua
ble sugar plantation etc., of the
company be sold in October next.
The whole country is ringing
with the praise of the heroism of
Lieut. Hobson, the commander of
the Merrimac, and his gallant crew
- of seven men who sunk the vessel
across the narrow channel leading
into the harbor of Santiago while
under a terrible fire from the forts
and shore batteries. So highly is
the gallant conduct of Lieut. Hob
son appreciated at Washington,
that President McKinley will this
week appoint the young Alabam
ian to a captaincy, thus advancing
him ten numbers, and over the
heads of men who are many years
his senior. Lieut. Hobson is only
28 years old and although the -
youngest member of his class at
Annapolis, he graduated with high
honors at the head of it. The se
ven men who went with him on
the desperate mission into the
harbor of Santiago will also be
promoted to the grade of warrant
officers, and in addition will re
ceive thanks of Congrees.-States.
Dom't Neglect Tour Livtrer.
Liver troubles quickly result in serious
complications, and the man who negleets Ihis
liver has little regard for health. A bottle
of Browns' Iron Bitters now and then will
keep the liver in perfect order. If the die.
ease has developed, Browns' Iron Bitters
will cure it permanently. Strength and
vitality always follow its ae. For rale by
The war-prizes captured by Ac.
ting Rear Admiral Sampson's
north Atlantic squadron are of
considerable value, says Leslie's
Weekly. Twenty-eight captures
of Spanish vessels were made, and
it is said that six of the principal
ships and cargoes have been va
I lued at $1,600,000. When they -
have been sold, half of the car
goes will go to the government
and the other half ($760,000) will
be divided among the captors.
Twenty per cent of this, or $150 -
000, will go to Admiral Sampson,
and the rest of it to the subordi
nates, including the crews. If
this sort of things keeps on, Ad
miral Sampson may come out of
the contest a millionaire, and
every jacktar on his ships may
have a snug little fcrtune of his
own. Good enoughl
I will not he responsible for anoy debts
eontracted by my. wife, Virginia Jones,
as we have been separated for one year.
ONE COUNTER ANDI BAR FIXTURE8
L. C Duchamp,
The Planters Store. " i
You can get from a Pin to a Hay Stack. j
Hardware, Furniture, Wheelwrihght Material,
Buggies, Agricultural Implements,
Pai' ils, Window G(;lass, Wall Paper, Tinware, cke
r, Harness and Saddles.
Building Material such as Lime, Cement, Sand and Fire
Feed Stuff, Oats, Bran, Corn and Hay. Salt pd Rock
Salt, Coal and Charcoal a specialty.
Stationary and toys as Side ILine. A Fine Assortment of
Fishing Lines and Hooks.
JEWELER AND WATCHMAKER
JEWELRY OF ALL KINDS,
DIAMONDS, CHAINS, EARRINOS,
NECKLACES, WATCHES, ETC.
Clocks Iron $3 up, Seviwing Machine $15 to $3,
AN ELEGANT STOCK TO SELECT FROM.
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B. AUDIBERT, .- -
NAILS, CULTERY, TINWARE,
TOOLS, BOLTS, SCREWS,
Groceries, Liquors, Tobacce and Cigars.
caUr.as GU JIARDs
MKAEIR )T BISAD WITH BEST FLOUR.
Orderm rooetd for any kind of nred.
Breed dellvered at residence.
r Sled . yar orders ad gpt the best
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and Iem the urthest.
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Your Patronage is Solicited.