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Ti Weekly Messenger,
PUBLISBD TVRIT SATUUDAT AT
ST. MARTINVILLE, - LA.
ALBERT BIENVENU, Proprietor
LAIZAIRE BIENVENU. Publisher Oi
Subscription $i,oo a year In advance
SATURDAY, Jan. I1, 1913.
THE LEVEE MATTER.
Mr. A. O. Levert, member of the
Atcbafalaya Levee Board, left stl
Sunday to attend a meeting of the B'
Mr. Levert, we understand, is m
favoring and will ask the Levee Al
Board to build a levee on the edge
of the woods or rather on the line
dividing the cultivable lauds and mo
the swamps, claiming that this
would be the only way of having
immediate relief for our cultiva. Be
ble lands, The building of levees wt
on the Atchafalasya in order to
protect all the swamp lands and ye
reclaim them is a matter-, accord- th
lug to the discussiouns, that would
delay protection of the higher is
lands several years. Sc
Mr. Levert's plan would give
quick relief to the high lands and he
use the swamps as a basin. If this to
plan is adopted, it is apparent that
the swamp lands will never be re- B
claimed by the Levee Board, and M
the owners will have to depend
upon private enterprises for the
reclamation of the vast swamps.
The owners of these swamps
claim it would be unjust to tax
them from the organization of the
levee board to the preent time B'
and perhaps continue to tax them
until the Levees that will drown
instead of protecting them are fa
paid for. t
Some of those who discuss this
important matter are supposed to w
know what they talk about, we do m
not feel that we know enough of
the condition of swamp and levees
to discuss this matter intelligent- pI
ly, but, we trust that Mr, Levert ri
and Messrs. Burdin and Wallet,
appointed by the Police Juries of at
St. Martin and Iberia, know i,
enough of our needs land the con- S
dition, to justify them in advoca
ting the best and most practicable i
HOW'S THIS ? b
We offer One Hundred Dollers Reward
for any cast, of Catarrb that cannot be Y
cured by iall's Catarrh Cure. it
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O. -
We, the undersigned. have known F.
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be
lieve him perfectly honorable in all
business traunactions and tluancially
able to carry out any obligations made
by his firm.
National Bank of Commerce.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is takeu internal
ly. acting directly upon tne blood and
mucous surfaces of the system.
send for testlmoulals free.
F. J. CHIENEY & CO., Toledo. tI
Sold by all Druggists.
Take ial l's Family Pills for countitioltI
The Woodmen of the World iu
stalled their newly elected officers
Thursday uight, and after the in
stallation the offcers and members
of the lodge enjoyed a splendid
banquet which was served at the
Mr. Arthur OGaudio and family
arrived here Thursday. Mr. Gan
din owns the Bassett propsrty
which be will cultivate and will
also cultivate a large cane crop on
Here is a remedy that will cure your
colo. Why waste time and mousney ex
perimenting when you can get a prepa
ration that has won a world-wide repu
tation by its curse of tblhis disease and
cau always be depended upon? It is
known every-where an Chamberlain 's
Cough Remedy, and is a medlcine of real
merit For sale by all drouggists.
FLOCAL NEWS. a
Mr. L. J. Gardemal went to New of I
Orleans this week. Si
Mr. Robert Martin made a trip
to New Orleans this week.
-Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Delabous.
says visited New Iberia this week.
-Dr. F. R. Martin of Crowley I
was bher on a short visit Monday. oes
-We publish in this issue the mo
statement of the Breaux Bridge by
-Best ladies kid gloves on the ma
market for $1.00 at K. Schwartz goc
All colors.-adv. ply
-Mr. Lucion Ducreet of Brous- the
sard was in town several days this ti
Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Olivier spout JO
several days in Baton Rouge this rai
Mr. Joseph M. Johnson of Ba
you Chene, spent several days here the
this week. bhe
Mrs. Sol Levy of Biloxi, Miss., all
is here visiting her sister, Mrs. K. pli
-Mr. Claud C. Martin stopped rit
here last Sunday while on his way wme
to New Orleaus. der
Mrs. Edmond Resweber of Port iut_
Barre is here visiting her mother, mu
Mrs. Paul Bienvenu. bol
-Mr. E. E. Voorhies of Leon- Ins
ville was attending to some busi- ma
noes here last Sunday. o
-Boy's Blue Serge Suite at K. hay
Schwartz, at greatly reduced price, cot
Be suor to look at these bargains. me
-Mr. J. O. Halphen, Jr., and in
family have moved to town from
the St. John plantation. eio
District Attorney A. N. Muller we
was here Monday attending the int
meeting of the Polieo* Jury. dii
Mr. Castillo Guerin is now em- of
ployed in the Poet office, filling the otl
place left by Mr. Clarence Gui- on
Messrs. Lawrence Guirard, Ber- n
ard Ducreet and Laizaire Bieon
venu made a trip to Lafayette last
-Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Burdiu re- an
turned this week from San Auto- p
nio, Texes, where they spent the to
If in need of OATS and CORN bu
, get it from Laizaire Bienvena, he an
is supplying the public in feed.
-Dr. G. W. Martin of Arnaud
ville was here several days this
week at the home of hie son,
e Sheriff Wade Martin.- gi
Cap'. and Mrs. 8. M. Crites and pl
daughter, Miss Mary, returned p:
home last Saturday after spend- to
ling two months in Texas and bi
You need a oew sueait, do not fail o1
Ito get it from K. Schwartz, lIe ha, r.
an elegant stock, and offers spe- I
oial bargain prioe.--adv.
-Sheritff Wade O. Martin has t
made his settlement wnth the state, a
parish and school this week sod K
turned over to the different autbo
d ritieo, large amounts of casi.
e Mr. Gabriel Fouselier, overseer 0
of the St. John plantation for six 0
years, left this week for the e- i
y serve planotation, which place he
L- will manage the coming season. ,
LY -A splendid lione of Mens Suits (
ll at speoially low, reduced prices atI
n K. Schwarts. They are real bar
gains. Come and ee uos.-adv.
--Mr. Luooien T. Bionveun bha
this ,week brought from Messrs.
a. Fournot and Delahouosey*, the
n- stable property which he now oc
ad copies as a stable. This is a va
Sluasble businees location and at
al good investment.
Good cheep bay at L. BieuvenuI
Stock holders Meeting.
The stock holders of the Bank of St
Martlnville are notified that the annual
meeting will be held on Tuesday Janu
ary 14th. 1913, at six o'clock in the eve
ning, for the purpose of electing a Board
of Directors for the ensuseng year.
St. Martinville, La., Dec. 18, 1911.
ALBERT BIENVENU, Cashier.
COTTON SEED WILL BE
The meeting called by the Busi
ness Men's League lact Sunday
morning was very well attended
by our business people, and they
all seemed well interested in the
matter of getting a carload of
good cotton seed in order to sup
ply the planters with the seed
they may need at the time of plan
ting. A committee composed of
Frank T. Guilbean, A. G. Goulas,
O. P. Resweber, Lake Bonin and
J. H. Duchamp was appointed to
raise funds, to buy the seed and
place it on sale.
This action was necessary for
the reason that there is no seed
here and it is known that nearly
all our planters are disposed to
plant a few acres of cotton.
At this me -ting, Mr. L. E. Per
rin of the United States depart
ment of agriculture, interested in -
demonstration work, made a very
interesting lecture, which was
much appreciated by all present,
but would have been of more va
Ine to the planters. Mr. Perrin
made a beautiful picture of the
condition of the farmers in the
neighboring parishes where they
hasve diversified their crops. Cane,
cotton, corn and hay are the best
money crops and also gave some
startling result of poultry raising
in some of the parishes.
Mr. Perrin said we may ooca
sionally suffer from floods and bad
weather and insect pests, but an
intelligently managed farm, with
diversified farming and rotation
of crops, poultry raising and many
other things that can be produced
on the farm, should make this sec
tion of the state, one of the best
a the country.
Frightful Polar Winds
blow with terrific force at the far north
and play havoc with the stin, causing
red, rough or sore chapped hands and
lips, that need Bucklen's Arnica Salve
to heal. It wakes the skin soft and
smooth. Unrivaled for cold-sores, also
burns, boils, sores, ulcers, cuts, bruises
and plies. Only 25 cents at all druggists -
The Power Plant Is Self
St. Landry Clarion.
When the Meitz & Weiss oil en
gine was purchased for the power
plant Mayor Loeb promised the
people of Opelousas a self.sustain.
tug plant. The machinery has
been running just twelve days now
and shows a profit for the month
of December of $427.82. At this
rate the profits for January will
l)e more than double thabt amount.
The plant is in truth self.sue
taining and Mayor Inoeb's state
ment has been verified. We con
gratulate the Mayor anl the city.
One black Poland China boar, 18 months
old, a reward will be paid for its return
to E. A. MAIB IST.
SSt. Martinvlle, iLa.
When you want a reliable medtlctu
for a cough or sold take Chamberlain's
s Cough Rnmrdy. It csan always be de
, pended upon and is pleasant and safe
t take. For sale by all druggists.
FOR SALE OR RENT.
SThe l0 acres plantation of Mrs.
. Sotheue Judice, east of Bayou
ST'reche, half-mile from St Martin
.y ille, having a foe pecan grove.
. Will rent for $300, will sell for
at $5000. For particolars mse
al Good obesp hay at L. Bienven
DUCHAMP & DUCREST
We are now ready to supply you with
Carpenters' Tools and
Blacksmith and Wheelwright Supplies,
Corrugated Iron Roofing, Farming
Implements, Buggies and Wagons.
WE SELL COAL
Marble and Granite Works
MONUMENTS, TOMBS AND EAD-STONES.
ALL DISCRIPTIONS OF CEMETERY WORK.
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NEW IBERIA, LA.
L. . DAUTREUIL, Agent and Contractor.
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ROUGH AND DRESSED
CYPRESS o PINE LUMBER
Sash, Laths, Doors, BHnds, Shiagles, Mouldials and Bricks
W PRICES ENTIRELY SATISFACTORY
Yard Next To Railroad *
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BREAD DELIVERED AT RESIDENCE
SEND IN YOUR ORDER & GET THE BEST.
cut any size at this
office. . .
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