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The Weekly Messenger.
BIRLIUakik MKYLT SATVDAV
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ST. MARTINVILLE, - LA.
ALBiERT I hIE 'ENU, - Proprietor
LAIZAIRI !IJ .VENV'U, - flanager.
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SArTI'RklA, Junce 16, 1900.
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The town council held another
meeting Tuesday last, which was
held according to a petition of the
three Democratic members, for
the special purpose of electing the
officers of the council, but the
Mayor succeed again in bluffing
The Mayor seems to think that
he is the absolute ruler of the
council, and the only thing he has
to do to keep his ruling power, is
to rule oat ot or 4a inember
who has the temerity to tl aI
get his right grperninlg le ap
pointment of the officers, and his
idea is to 'force the majority to
seek their right before the courts
instead of insisting upon their
right in the council chamber.
The majority members should
and with reason, have desputed
the right of the Mayor to present
any name to the council for con
firmation that did eot come from
the council, they dJ not believe he
has the right to appoint, and they
v i down his appointments; they
should point blank have denied
imllis arbitrary authority, and
after the council had decided by a
vote that he did not have the right
appoint the officers of the coun
i, lthey should have forced him
to refuse to take motions duly se
conded, which would place the
Mayor. in the attitude of refusing
to act, and upon his refusal to act,
9 Mayor protein, as provided by
the charter, should have presided.
A ruling mayor cannot run the
majority of the council unless that t
majority submit to it.
When the majority members
made a move to rideo over the rul- a
ing of the mayor, he bluffed them
by telling them he would use his t
authority and get them arrested
for contempt. Has the presiding r
officer of a deliberative body the
right to command the arrest of a t
member who insist upon his t'
right? We say no. and the ma- e
jority could have bluffed the Ma- r
Vor by simply repealing the ordi- b
nance creating the police force to n
take effect instiater, this would
have disarmc'd the mayor of the A
power of arresting the members, n
and they could then proceed to n
the election of the officers as they s
were created by the council. w
Our interpretation of the char- t
ter is that the power of electing
the officers rest solely with the re
council, and not the mayor. hi
What is the next step that the hi
majority members will take in or- a
der to have their right over the
"ruling out or order" of the May
or remains to be seen.
Macenas Dugas Dead. he
Mr. Macenas Dugas, who was he
shot by his uncle, Morenas Dugas,
luast week, died Tuesday, the 12th
inst., and was buried here Wed
meaday morning at 11 o'clock.
Macenas was a man aged about
26 years, who leaves a young wi
dow and one child. an
All the talk we have heard of pid
this deplorable affair, convince us fl
that it was a cold bloodled murder. has
The murderer is now in the jail an
at New Iberia awaiting the action to i
of the grand jury. Itty,
--. -our p . ...sorJ or. him
See our prices for JoB work. him
hIttOr, frc.m the .,epl .
Music versus Journalism.
M;i. elitr: Ini tih lasit issue of the
a :v.gelinel we note a s'athing article
r.;:adiog ; "SSoiree i!;nllýailte" givei by
lor " 'ug mnil- Of : t. Malstinville, hbo
er. d'us thens youlltg eople were unfortu
ate enollghl to comulit the grave .and
or uupardol.iblh error of "Importing" mu
o' sic for the occasion instead of turning
over a few shekels to the leader of our
much deserving local band.
Now Mr. Editor no one believes more
streneously than we do in patronizing
home industry; but when that instltu
tints becomes so arbitrary as to presume
" to dictate to the people, and abuse them,
editorially, In the unique paper of the
leader, even to the extent to dictate
ter when to applaud at his open air con
certs, and complains of lack demonstra
the ion on the public's part, then it is time
to lay aside classical music and em
for ploy somethinlg lees elevating.
:he We think that our local band is a va
he luable ajunct to our town, as far as mu
sic Is concerned, we do not think it can
be excelled In South Western oalisiana.
But the continunal editorial harping
at upon the merits of the band and the
he ignorance of the public and the aseail
ae lug of individual characters, is growing
i not only monotonous but annoying. If
we are not In error, the band or rather
per the leader of the band, has been at va
rlance with almost every one that hap
p- aed to need his services as well as when
his they happened notto need them; for on the
one hand he is spare with his services on
rt the other he wishes to impose them.
For instance in the summer of 1896
sir Dra. Martin and Labbe engaged his e )
vices to play for a soiree, not thinking
11il it necessary to mention Implicitly that
the music was to be given "ad libitum
t until the end of the dance at 12 or 12:30
when excitement was at its height and
'n- mirh and merriment made themselves
mt felt to every one. Lo and behold the
be music ceased and the invited guests had
to be turned out. Why, because the
leader abrogated the right, as llways
does. of dictatorship.
An incident anologous to the above
4d happened to the board of trade and the
r a same institution. They are too numer
:ht ous to mention, but we would like to
ask a few questions. Would it not be
better not to throw stones when you
live lu a glass house. how would It be to
le- analize the Evangeline?
be Our friend expatiates with emphasis.
ug upon the "Imported" music as routine.
But how does the music of the routinlers
compare with the same article critici
by sing them, we can safely say the music
d. of the routiniers is superior to the jour
be nalism, for of all masterpices of Addison
at lan language this is a chef-d'oeuvre
that ought to be framed and
sent to the Paris Exposition to secure
ca the prize from the International press
m We would liketoask if the supplement
li to that unique paper the Evangeline
entitled "Topsy" requires any knowledge
of journalism or is it edited merely by
te To an observer and subscriber, we trust
a there are not many outside of our town, I
is it would seem that the whole paper is
a- edited by routine and not very accu
rate routine at that and unlike the
"quack individual" it is not only
1- badly edited this week and well the
to next but it is always in bad form and
d even the word music is seldom correctly
Of course we know that all classical
Smusicians are as a rule very poor busi
o ness man and although the gentleman
y may prove the exception to the rule, we
will make him the following proposi
tion, that it hlie can find auother newspa
per throughout the United States as full
g of typographical and orthographical er
e rors and as poorly edited, we will buy
his plant from him and return same to
e hin as a present and declare that after
all "there are others."
Our town council reminds us of A
a game of pocker between a novice
and an expert at cards, the novice 4
holds three kings, and the expert 4
holds two jacks, the novice thinks 6
he has the winning hand, but the (
expert bluffse him with his two
jacks. Don't it look that way?
You may as well expect to run a steam
engine without water as to find an ac
tive energetic man with a torpid liver
and you may know that his liver is tor
pid when he dos not relish his food. or
feel dull and languid after eating, often
has headache and sometimes dizzines.
A few doses of Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets will restore his liver [
to its normal functions, renew his vita
Ilty, lomprove his digestion and make
him feel like a new man. Price. 25 cts.
Samples fte at T. J. Labbe drug store.
Br Kind and Charitable.
C'harity is one, of those traits by which
we, recgnOize the nobility of the true
christian, and this charity and chrie
tianity ~should be taught and practiced
by the educated, by those who have the
knowledge to teach to others, to encou
rage thelf to improve their condition
and their surrounding.
Some unfortunate christians are left
in this world to battle with life unpro
vided for, they are cast upon this world
in their natural state without education
and without refinement, and even with
out having ever had a chance of hearing
the sweet strains of harmonious music,
but the instict, if not natural intelli
gence teaches those unfortunates that
nature has endowed them with certain
taste for song and music, and even if
never given a chance to develop that
taste, they will whistle or play any kind
of easy Instrument, and they are, of
course, routiniers, and some of those who
are expert, though, routiniers themselves,
in the art of tripping the light fantastic
toe, say routine music is the best for
dancing; perhaps because their ears
have not been trained to classic music,
but how many of us. are judge of classic
music, we like bad music, we prefer
good music and we delight in classic
music, but it so happens that some time
we like to appreciate any kind of music
we can get, classic, good, or even bad.
But why should our Professor of clas
sic music be so severe in his criticism
of the poor country musicians who fur
nished the music for that little ball, was
it really because the music was in
ferlly bad and discordant, or because
his hand did not get the job?' He should
have considered the fact that the boys
who gave the ball, had but limited
means, and they did the best they could
with the cash they had, and the proverb
of "if you have no horse, ride your mule"
was applicable here, they hired the mu
sic they could pay for, bad as it was,
their cash means did not permit any
Every one of us try to do things In the
west way we know of, without trying to
compare our ability with our enperiors,
as few living creatures, no matter in
what line they are, have superiors, and
though we consider the music of the
Greig cornet band very good, excellent,
none better perhaps in the country, but
this is no reason why the inferior mu
sicians should take the woods.
In the literary world it is the same
thing, we have brilliants scholars, poets,
3rators, etc., but would it be right for
the less fortunate individuals who have
had no collegeate education not to use
the little they have been able to acquire
by hard work, for the fear of scratching
the ears of the educated? If such was
the case we might be deprived of the
weekly visit of the "bright" little
Evangeline, we say bright because we
elieve it is. we are not judge when it
!omes to classic, but we think it is
MloRAL:-be charitable to your lees
ortunate neighbors who are like many
blristiauns, struggling for a living, cheer
bent up instead of ruuing them down,
nd you will thereby do an act of chari
ly and humanity.
Is often a warning that the liver iis
torpid or inactive. More serious
troubles may follow. For a prompt,
efficient cure of Headache and all
liver troubles, take
While they rouse the liver, restore
fuol. regular action of the bowels,
they do not grape or Pain, do not
irritate or inflarme the internal organs,
but have a potitive tonic effect. 25c,
at all druggists or by mail of
C. 1. Hood & Co., ;owell, Maes,
Advertise in the Messenger. (
Grand Removal Sale
We want you to move the goods so that our stock will
be light on the ISth of July when we will move in our
NEW BRICK BUILDING
Our Loss will be your gain but we can't help it,
The Ooods have to go
A FEW BARGAINS TO START:
All our best $5, and $6 Linen Suits go at.......... $3,25
A nobby line of $3 Linen Suits for................ $2,26
A few Suits worth $2,25 will close for............. $1,50
An all silk White Tie worth 50C for only........... 15c
6 dozen shield Bows worth 5c now............... 6S
A nice line of Madras Summer Ties at............ 2 for 5C
We are closing out all our 5oc Noansook Drawers at the low
price of,'25c'-be sure to see them before they are all gone.
['ptlw Come early before the assortments are broken.
L. J. GARDEMAL,
AU BON MARCHE.
you can have them in almost every line of goods. Odds and
ends, we have lots of them, and we will sell them at much
less than cost prices.
Men's Boys and Youth's Linen Suits,
Blue Serge Coats and Vests.
Ladies, Misses and Children's low quarter shoes. Lawns
and Organdies, and all other lines, are all at reduced prices.
K. SCHWARTZ & CO.
Lucien Voorhies & Co.,
CARRIAGES, HARNESSES, GUNS, Etc.
RESIDENT AGENTS FOR THE
SUN INSURANCE CO.,
New Orleans, La.
THE PALATINE INSURANCE CO.,
Shingles and 8 feet Boards,
Pine Lumber and Bricks.
J. J. BURDIN tc BRO.,
Managers of the Hal & Burdin's saw mill, announces to their
Scustomers and the public, that they will keep a full stock of lmm
ber and shingles, floornlg, ceiling, siding, finishing, etc., in cy
press and pine lumber. - - . . . .y
S The loss of their mill by fire will not stop their lumber busi
ness, nor change their price and terms. . .
Linen Suits, At
Straw Hats, Reduced
Shirts, Ties, Prices
J. B. FEIRRAN.
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