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THE WEEKLY MESSENGER,
Oficil .Journatl of the Towna of . Martinville. JUSTICE TO ALL. $ .r pio , oo per year in wrAvane%
o. ST. ARTIVILLE LA., AUGUST 19th, 19 --o. 2&
o. . )lOVLLE, LB., AUGUST 19th, 1905. N.o 28s
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/ - WOOD -
When you buy a Mowing Machin(
Buy The "Wood"
Simple, strongly built, light on your
teams and does not get clogged.
T. J. LABBE,
J. J. BURDIN & BRO., o
. ....Manum acturers of....
RED CYPRESS LUMBER, .
. SHINGLES, CISTERNS, SYRUP BARRELS & BRICKS, 4
SAd carry a large stock of
SLug Leaf Yellow Pin Limber Floorlng, Siding ud Deat eatbs.
OUR PRICES VERY LOW.
ak CALL AND SEE US AND SAVE SO)E hONEY.
I have opened a Fire Insurance Agency, with office
at the Bank of St. Martinville building. If you need
Fire Insurance a phone message or a postal card
will bring me to your place. Give me a chance to
talk Fire Insurance to you,
P. A. BIENVENU.
Art, s id leation o J l om forma u omtadn
trouble, biliousneis or a bad liver. Malaria will
next overtak you. Don't rik it ad abo .1l,
bas ad their vlrtfes-m-s o thei
doedly eAeota. HERBIE take
reguary win forestall headahesupu
liver lia, haep yo in good health.
IBolcR - - - - - T. J. LZabbe.
Yellow Fever Discussed.
There is etit widespread apprehension
that the fever will get here, for the peo
pie thiok that those whese duty It is to
move in taking precautlonary measures
do net realise the danger that confronts
as nor comprehend the respoensibility
resting upon them. The situation de
mands vigilance, caution, determina
tion and a strict performance of duty as
autherised by law and justified by the
perits that surround us. irrespective of
individual optuion. Public approbation
will always reward with approval the
conscientious and unselfish performance
of duty by a public ofier; this hi as
much an asoured fact as disapproval and
condemnation will surely overtakehim
for failure to do what is expected of
him. Those who compose the Board of
Health should not feel that they are
holding sinecure office when one of
Deaths reapers is waiting a chance to
begin its deadly work.
ie The ofice of Mayor of a small town is
often regarded as one of little or no im
portance; it is more than a clerical posi.
tMon at all times, but when so insidious
disease has already begun its march up
on the highways the resposibilitiees are
as great, it not greater than those at
tached to the same office n a large city.
He should advise, consult, and formulate I
reforms and means of protection within
the law and where he has no law for
guidance he should make precedents if .
- they redound to the public welfare; he 4
l should posnese energy,. moral, courage. -
and pride to excel in the performance of
his duty. We should net lose eight of
Sthe fact that we hare an enemy to fight
that never sleeps, and that the contest is
not fora day, a week or a month, but
for months; that if we relax our watch.
fuloes and leave unguarded the bar
riers to his entrance an hour he may en
kt r and bring a train of unnumbered
evils such as the imagination cannot
piture. We can better endure the pri
Svaions and annoyances attendant upon
a rigid quarantine than we the paine of
sickuel and death and the lot friends
and kindred. A few years ago the
Sasarelli theory, it is stated, was a
new one and was accepted as a correct
one; a few years more the mosquito
dogma may be pronounced faulty. It is
Swell known that the American people
are prone to accept without question
new scientific theories. This Ia due in
part to a desire to give encouragement
to progressive searchers for truth. There
are many valuable facts that lie con
cealed in nature's laws awaiting the pIa
tient research of man's inquiring mind
to uncover and doubtless new and Im- .1
" portant truths will from time to time be
unveiled, and there are many efects
which his paient investigation has not
amcounted for. but I am not willing to
accept hasty conclusions when they de
troy preconceived accepted oplnions
based upon soientifie investigation also.
Annoyances attendant upon a rigid
quarantine than we can the pains of
sickness and death and the loss of
friends and kindred. Many seem inclin
ed to gather some consolation from the
new theory that yellow fever man be
communecated only by the mosquito. I
do ne see bow that even if it be true, lee
sees the danger of communication, but
on the contrary it seems to be Increased
as many time as the number of mc
quiloes that feed upon a patient out
Suhmbered the surcesof communication
that mlnight exist under the old theory.
) It may seem presumptuous in an snpro
feslonal mind to caution any one
against accepting as unquestionably *
true that yellow fever an be communal
eated by the mosqalto only. A tyro In
the knowlee of physiology a edslly
uderstand how the fever may be com
rmnlieted by the mosqulto, knowing as
he does the sneceptlbility of the blood to
the efects of deletrloas and beneicial
agets, but it require a little more ere
dulity than I posses to believe the ex
periments I have read as infallible
proofs that yellow fever on be commuo
nleated only by the mosquito. III
Mr. Louis eVoorbies was re-ap
pointed Cadet by the Police Jur
at the last meeting. We have al
ways understood the intention of
the law and the appointment of a
Cadet to be until his graduation,
and not for one term or one see.
IL. C DUCHAMVIP,
iE -I*a tN-.
I Hardware, Furniture,
A MERIe W N PAINTS,
A Oils, Widow-glasses,
1 Drugs and Perfumeries,
- latting and Window-shades,
a Wagons, Buggies,
; wright laterials Etc.
r f f Age t fo tho rhe ndf .w rob" Jobe Deere I n ts,
MARTIN J. VOORHIES,
-" DDEAbD IN
A W IARRIAGES, SADDLERY,
PLOWS, AND PLANTATION SUPPLIES.
i1~Look Neat and Attractive by Dress- ..
.. ing Nicely and Elegantly .
when you go out visiting.
Your Printed Stationery is a Repre
.R .sentative of yourself, visit
1 ing Commercial houses on O
Use Nicely Printed Stationery, the
_ kind turned out by this of- ..
Sfice if you want to create aDY.
good mprsion. Do naot
use stationery that look like .
a tramp. .
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