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'he Weekly Messenger,
pL;llIHlbi' LVIIt:Y V A iuI.DA
ST. MARTINVILLE, LA.
ALBERT BIENVENU - Proprietor
LAIZAIRE BIENVENU - Manager.
OFICIA-L Jo)riNA . ( , TAe TowN or
8T. MAtTINVI I.I..
SUStiXchKIl(4 IN(i I4l11.1.5l1 hNt ANNUM( S
IhVLALBLY IN ADVANCE S
Minutes of the 'olice Jury of St. Martin g
held Oct. 3rd 1~118.
Whereaq it hais pleased the Supreme
Ruler ini his ininite wisdomhi to recall n
to Him our goRdl. dlvotel and esteemed c
friend anld brother moembner Eugene A. t
Duchamp, Pre.si'ltnt of this Rody. who
ias been a Inelnl'br of the Police Jury of d
this Pari<h for over twenty-one years
and Presid'en:t thereof for oºer the last 8
ten consecutive years in whose death t
we have souffere, d an irreparable loss, and r
the commuln:nlty has lost a straight, hon
orable, moritorious and exemplary citi
zen and whose services as a member of
this Body cannot be replaced, who by
his zeal and constant atteution in the e
accomplilshwent of his duties has won
our respect and our admiration and that
of his coustitueluts. Be it resolved, That
in the life of our departed friend and
member. we recoguize the many excell
ent qualities of friendship, ftuth and
nobility of character. lie was a true
christian, a devoted husband and father
and his noble and untiring services for
the Parish of St. Martin are worthy of
the closest imit.ttion.
Resolvodl. That although we incline
with humanity before the decrees of
Providence. we cannot but deplore the
misfortune by which this Body has lost
a sincere friend and a gallant and legal
officer and member.
Resolvedl, That we profoundly sympa
thize with the family and friends of the
deceased and herein express to them our
Resolved. That as testimony of respeg
to the'memory of our deceased member,
the chair he occupied as President of
tbh Body shall be draped in mourning
during thirty days.
Resolved, That these Resolutions be
printed with the proceedings of this Bo
dy, that the Secretary be instructed to
send a copy of same to the family of the
deceased, also a copy of same for publi
cation to tih several papers of the Pa
rish and that a page in our proceedings
be set apart as a token of our respect.
A true copy from the Minutes.
AUG. MAtHAIST. Clerk P. J.
BETTER than cure is prevention.
By taking flood's Sarsaparilla you
may keep well, with pure blood, trong
nerves and a good APPETITE.
A young lady, says the Thibo
daux Sentinel, recently sent 25
cents to a Chicago advertiser for a
receipt to whiten and keep the
hand soft, and received the reply:
Soak them well three times a day
regular in dishwater while your
mother rests. -- lberville South.
We publish the receipt free of
charge for those of our young
girls who want to learn how to
whitten their hands. We think
the remedy a good one.
Much in Little
Is especially true of Ilood's Pills, for no usdl
clue ever contained so great curative power Ia
so small space. They are a whole meddcns
ways efmcl.int, always sat.
lfactory; prevent a coled
or fever, elr .all lhver ills.
sick headarhe. Jaundllce. constlpjrom. ete. c.
Theonlr 'ills to take with Hood's SsrsswrllL
The grand jury was unpanelled
Mooday, as follows:
Chas. Gueriniere, foreman,
1':lw: E. Honlier,
E'rnest Naluin, *
J. ). Hedalien, Sr.,
C. B. I).Ihboussaye,
August 1 ;irrlas,
Raynonl St. (Germnain,
The graud jury is now Co1I,0
s8d of twolve 1,IlIhere, and ninell
A GRATUITOUS FLING "
AT CATHOLICS. 1
"A friend of Judge Sutherlin by
who lives in DeSoto parish, writ- the
ing to a friend of the same gentle- sec
man of this place, says: Judge Ba
Sutherlin carried every ward in Fo
his parish over Mr. Brazeale, ex- Ca
cept one small French ward, com- b
posed almost exclusively of Cath- ic
olics, and that the Catholic people an
voted to a man for their coreli- bli
gionist Mr. Brazeale. Catholics in
will always vote for one of their la
number for any office, which ac- pr
counts for the startling fact that at
the government is largely domi- th
nated by Catholicism. It is deci- all
dedly wrong for any religious per- of
suasion to thus take part in poli- a
tics and it would be a sad day for S
Mr. Breazale if he were to run for a
office backed by the Catholics of gc
the district, he would come to the hC
front with a very small vote out t
side of Nachitoches and Rapides lo
where there is a large element of tit
Catholics. Judge Sutherlin being
a Baptist, would have almost a so- T
lid vote in the northern end of the
district, where there are but few
Catholics. On this hypothesis t
Mr. Breazeal would scarcely get a
vote in Bienville parish, in the w
Oct. 5th, primary." to
The above is reproduced from ca
I the last issue of the Louisiana Ad- '
vance published at Arcadia, in ,v
The SENTINEL will not dispute ti
the fact that the people of that V
"small French ward, composed al- "
Smost exclusively of Catholics," e1
voted for Mr. Breazeal in the re- I
. cent primary election 4n the 4th iv
congressional district, for it knows a
C nothing about it. It takes it for I
granted that if the inhabitants of h
e that small French ward did vote L
for Mr. Breazeal, they had some
e good reason for doing so, and on
ly availed themselves of their pri
i- vilege as American citizens to cast
" their ballot for whom they chose. (
But the SENTINEL, does do- v
nounce as unfounded in fact the e
Advance's assertion that "Catho- t
,. lics will always vote for one of t
u their number for any office." That E
g is a gratuitous fling at a large, eu
- lightened, and influential body of I
- citizens in this State, which is al- v
5 together uncalled for. As a rule, t
a the Catholics of this State are li- i
e beral and tolerant, and do not mix t
r: their religion with their politics. I
y Many instances could be cited t
ir where Catholic constituencies have I
again and again honored men not
)f of their faith, without even giving i
ga thought to the question of the 1
to religious belief of the men they +
k honored; and that, too when they I
had it in their power, by reason of I
- their numbers, to elect whomi
Sthey chose to office.
To be sure "it isdecidedly wrong
, for any religious persuasion to I
a take part in politics," but which'
persuasion is doing it? Certainly
not the Catholic hierarchy, and I
least of all the Catholic church in
this state. Its ministers never I
* mix in politics; its lay me1 mem
) bers avail themselves of their pri
vilege of American citizenship,
Sand vote for whom they please, be
d the object of their choice Catho
lic, Protestant, Jew or Hottentot.
But, after all, has not the Ad
vance simply resorted to a cun
ning little trick in selecting its
text to preach a homily on the
evil of 'religious persuasions mix
ing in politics,' just to arouse Bap
tist bigotry in favor of Judge Su
therlin and against Mr. Breazcal?
We dlon't like to question our
contemporary's sincerity and
charge it with it, but we can not
help thinking that it looks strong
,. ly that way.
,e We note, en passant, that our
co~t,'mlfrary is worrying ,ver Ihlie
"startling fact that the government
is largely dominated by Catholic
ism." Well, it is somewhat a fact
that the government is dominated
by Catholicism, but we don't know
that it is a startling fact in the
sense that any one, not even a W
Baptist, should be startled by it.
For instance, the domination of
Catholicism began in this country
when Catholics discovered Amer
ica, and a Catholic English lord
and his Catholic followers esta- M
blished civil and religious liberty
in the Catholic province of Mary
land, whence that fundamental
principle of free government redi
ated until it found recognition
throughout the land, ahd was fin
ally engrafted in the constitution
of the United States, and now finds
a place in the constitution of every
State of the Union. So far from
accounting this domination of our
government by the spirit of Cat
holicism a fact which should star
tle timid people, we, for one, say
long may such domination con
tinue, and may its beneficent fruits
be forever vouchsafed our people.
Three Doctors in Consultation
From Ilenjamin Frnnklin.
"When you are sick, what you tike best
is to be chosen for a medicine iun the
first place; what experience tells you is It
best, to be chosen in the second place; A
what reason (i. e.. Theory) says is best is
to be chosen in the place. But if you
can get Pr. Isnlinotiom, Dr. Experience,
and Pr. Rcasro to hold a consultation
together. they will give you the best ad- -
vice that can be taken."
When you have a bad cold Dr. Inclina
tion would recommend Chamberlain's
t Cough Remedy beoase it is pleasant
and safe to take. Dr. Experience would
recommend it because it never falls to
effect a speedy and permanent cure. Dr.
- Reason would recommend it because it
n is prepared on scientific principles, and
s acts on nature's plan in relieving the
r lungs, opening the secretions and re
storing the system to a natural and
healthy condition. For sale by T. J.
A HARMLESS FEVFR.
it The editorial silenceof the press
1. of New Orleans on the yellow fe
,- ver question suggests occult influ
e ences at work. The silence is im
- pressive and instead of dissipa- -
,f ting, creates fear in the public
1- We deplore the visitation of yel
of low jack and deeply sympathize
I- with every afflicted community,
, but the conduct of the city press
i- is somewhat mystifying. It seems
x to us that the situation should be
3. faced bravely and honestly and
d that no effort should be made to
e hide or maganify the trouble.
)t Last year the announcement of
.g the existence of the disease caused
1e widespread fear and general
ty alarm, but this year the people of
,y the South were in a calm and quiet
)f mood ready to accept the state
m ment of the physicians that the
disease had undergone a change
Ig since 1878 and was now no more
to to be dreaded or feared than our
:h well known endemic malarial.
ly By openly andti candidly admit
id tifng the existence of a few cases
in of thle fever in the city and by
or showing its comparative harmless
nl. ness, the press could have done
.. good service, but its silance has
P been interpreted to the detriment
i of the people of the City and State.
SWhatever the influences are that
have been at work in press circles
d- in stifling comment on this matter
n they have been for evil. People
ts can be educated easily; fooled for
he any length of time, with difficulty.
1- Our little Iby was afflicted with rheu
matism in his knee; aitl at times una
ble to put his foot to the flior. We tried
ill vain, everythir~, we coulld hear of
that we thought wtuhi help him. We
ur ahmIost gavt utp ill dl,;eiair, wvhen some
nl ont' advisd ais Ito try ('hamberlain's l'aiu
ot lahn.l. Wi tdid i, aIId the first bottle
Sgat' so ,lucll relief that we gt: a sceotnd
Itle, and, to our surprise, it cured him
oundtl and w.ll.--J. T. Blays, Pastor
ur Chrirstiau Clhurch. N.e'!':iha. Kan. For
how close money matters are
with most people just now
We are prepared for close buyers
We adapt ourselves to the times
always ready to meet our customers half way
So we cut our profits down Fifty per cent
- Many are taking advantage of this
WHY NOT YOU?
Yours for Business
L. J. GARDEMAL,
The Cheapest Store In Town.
EVERY DAY THIS WEEK.
~lIN ORDER TO MAKE ROOM FOR OUR LARGE
LOW QUARTER SHOES going at a great sacrifice.
et FINE LAWNS worth 10 and 124c at 5c.
la It will pay you to give us a call if you want to save money.
; And remember that we have no special day for our bargains.
SI Yours for BARGAINS,
SFOURNET & GARY.
t J. B. FERRAN
it calls attention and invites inspection of his
be large stock of
S Fall Goods.
All lines re complete, nice good goods at
re- moderate prices.
lic STEINWAY, KNABE, SHONINOER,
PIA N O S MENLIN, BEHR, WALDOSF,
el- SOHMER, FISCHER, SINGER.
nd CHEAPEST PRICES, J. BI
to EASIEST TERMS.
of ST. MARTINVILLI LA.
SJACQUE MOURET & R. FRANCOIS,
- BLACKSI'iTH AND WHEELWRIGHT SHOP.
bhe We ma Md todom aLlkind. of dEptrioC I mr
Ige ne sl ae . of Wagea, Carte. B a .sie.. dec '
sg tease s ad, ad t price very low.
)tr HORSE SHOEING A SPECIATY.
it- ShLp - Peut st, St. Martlnvlle, ia
y GET OUR . . .
eat PRICES FOR
er' . . . JOB WORK.
Ity. L 5"TANDMOSTCONPLETEBUGGYFA"TORY a EARTn RITE FR
OUa CooDS ARE THE BE5T-
hOUR PRICE THE LOWEST