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As we soon remove to our Big New Store. we are
o ffering all our
Wirner Goods At Special
, 'Bargain Prices.
Co" eB how much goods you can buy with
S ,Little Money
THE LEADING STORE.
T. Weekly Messenger,
U3oLISISD Tsla SeATURDAv AT
ST. MARTINVILLE, - LA.
ALBERT BIENVENU EDITORS
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SATURDAY, Feb. 19, 1916.
Polly. a fine steel pleasure boat,
was here Wednesday. The owners
of the boat are wealthy people,
who make a trip to this place every
year and delight the children, as
the owners of the boat always in
vite them to the boat and treat
them to candies and sweet things
and give them balls. They are the
friends of the children.
-Several of the members of the
Woodmen of the World made a
trip to New Iberia Wednesday in
the Automobile which will be dis
posed of on Mardi Gras.
to look after our interest in St. Martin
and adjacent counties. Salary or Com
THE LINCOLN OIL Co
Bank of St. Martinville
19th Judicial Dietrict Court.
Parish of St. Martin. State of Louisiana
By virtue of a writ of seizure and sale
leaned out of the Mlth Judicial District
Court. in and for the Parish of St. Mar
tin, State of Louisiana. in the above en
titled and numbered suit, dated this 14th
of Feb. 1916.
I have seized and will proceed to sell
at public auctiou to the last and highest
bidder at the front door of the Court
House. between the legal sale hours (11
a. m. to 4 p.m.) in theTown of St. -
Saturday, March 25th, 1916,
the following mentioned and deecrlbed
The undivided interest in that certait
tract of laud with all imnprovewenl
thereon situated in St. Martin Parish
La.. West of Teche, 5th Ward near Ceci.
Ila Brigde containing about thirty-thres
(33) superficial arpeuts, bounded Nortl
tby land of Mseael Lormoud. East bi
Teche and West by lapds of Roosone
Saltid to satisfy above writ.
Terms and eomdi tiouns--cash.
Sheriff offee this 15th day of Feb
A. D. 1916.
WADE O. MARTIN. Sheriff
) LOCAL NEWS.
-Mrs. Henry Canonge of New
()rleans was here several days this
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gonsoulin of
Loreauville were visiting here
Mr. Ivan Power left last Tues
day for Port Arthur, Texas, where
he has secured a position.
-Mr. E. L. Simmons, editor of
the Breaux Bridge Advance was
attending to business here Wed
Miss Inez Bienvenu entertained
a number of her little friends Tues
day, in honor of her thirteenth
Messrs. Hebert Billeaud, Frank
Beaulieu and Miss Della Billeaud
of Broussard were visiting here
-Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Kratzer of
hleanerette were nere Sunday, vis
iting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Gab. ,J. Bienvenu.
Misses Hilda and Grace Burdin
left Wednesday for San Antonio,
Texas, where they will spend some
time visiting relatives.
--Dr. R. D. Voorhies, who is a
specialist for the eye, ear, nose and
throat, was here this week to make
arrangement to be here every
Thursday, beginning March 9th,
at Dr. A. P. Sillan's office. See
his card elsewhere in this paper.
I To buy Two Hundred Head
VFor sale, One Hundred Tons
of Lespedeza Mix Hay.
Clover Dell Stock Farm,
I R. D. VOORHIES, M. D.
DISEASES EYE, EAR, NOSE ANC
i THROAT AND REFRACTION .. .
At Tburday's 1. 0 to 4 P.:
Thursay Mark Otb.
A Campaign For Peace and
Kills the winter flies
Kill the winter mosquitoes
A swat in time saves nine
To kill the fly destroy breeding
places. Kill the fly and decrease
typhoid. tuberculosis and summer
complaints among children.
Clean the stables. Allow no
manure or filth to stay on your
premises Keep stables and out.
houses dry and clean.
If your neighbor permits filth on
his premises report it to the Board
of Health. It is your duty.
Health can be bought; vigilance
is the price. Cleaning, fly traps
and screens are cheaper than un
"The Early Fly's the one to swat,
It comes before the weather's hot'
And sits around and files its legs,
And'lays at least one million eggs,
And every egg will bring a fly,
To drive us crazy by and by."
MOSQUITOEBS CARRY MALARIA
Mosquitoes breed in standing
water. Drain low places. Empty
barrels and receptacles of standing
water at least once a week.
Kerosene Oil- one to two ounees
on every fifteen square feet once a
week - will prevent mosquitoes
from breeding. Where public wa
ter supply is wholesome, destroy
cisterns. If cisterns are used
"Have you a fly, or a flea, or a
bedbug, or a louse.
Living with you in your home
or your house,
They are all just alike, they are
nasty, 'tis true,
It's a slam on your home, and a
disgrace to you."
Don't trust the Cold Weather to
Kill Flies and Mosquitoes.
Clean up and give special atten
tion to every out-of-the way place
where flies or mosquitoes may lurk.
No rats-no plague;
No Dogs-no hydrophobia;
S No Lice-no typhus fever;
No Mosquitoes-no malaria;
No flies-less consumption, less
typhoid, less infant troubles, etc.
Let Cleanliness and Godliness
walk hand in hand. In God's
own country-this fair South land.
THE LOUISIANA STATE BOARD OF
" )r. Osct Dowling, Presideut.
Why The Negro's Skin is Dark
The baby negro is not born
black. Even so long ago as 1765
Le Cat noticed that the newly-born
negro is of a reddish color. That
observation has since been fre
quently confirmed, and it is now
pretty widely known that, though
the baby negro begins to follow in
tie foitst:ps of his parents as re
gards color within a few days after
his birth, yet at the moment of
birth he shows a disposition to
aspire towards the Caucasian race,
being white, or at worst, red in
hue. It is generally assumed that
the chief of all the causes of a ne
gro's blackness is the hot sun be
neath whose more or less vertical
rays he is doomed to life. There
is, however, a physiological condi
tion of the skin which differen
tiates that organ from the integu
ment of the white man. In other
words, there is a difference in what
is known as "pigmentation."
"The negro," says a scientists,
"possessess a more developed vas
cular sudoriparous system than we
do." In other words, he has more
and larger glands, and they are
more liberally supplied with blood.
By means of these he perspires
STown and Countr Flooded With Outside Catalogs. g
Hundreds of Catalogs were re.
ioeived by nearly every family in
town and cooutry this week from
Department Stores with very at.
tractive pictures and offers of
specially low prices, which is very
inducing to people to send their
money away. Theb losal mer
obants lose a great deal of trade,
by not appealing to the local buy
ers with circulars and well gotten
up advertisemeont telling te peo
Spie what they have in novelties
and giving prices. Unless the
local mercbhanuts of towns in the
country unite in so effort to keep
the retail trade at home, they will
suffer to the extent of an increau
ing trade going to the department
store, where, when all is consi.
dered, is always against the buyer.
mnch more abundanutly. This con
dition i. possibly a contributory
factor in his blackness. It is an
important element in the investi
gation to remember however, that
the blackest of all black people
are almost invariably found under
certain climatic conditions. That
is to say, they are found where
great heat, strong light, and much
atmospheric mosture are in com.
bination. For example, "the black
eat negroes in Africa are those who
live in Guinea where the greatest
amount of rain annually falls"
On the other hand, "the people
who live in the dry section of the
Nubian desert have red skins"
-The heavy rains and thunder
storm of Sunday morning were
followed by a cold north wind and
ice Monday and Tuesday.
Have our readers stopped think
of the unusually late date that
Easter falls on this year? In 1913,
only three years ago, Easter came
on the 23rd of March, the earliest
in thirty-one years; and this year,
1916, it comes a full month later,
the 23rd of April which is the
latest date for Easter in thirty-one