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The time is ripe for the Board fr
od Tode and the citizens in gen- Sr
eral to commence their prepara
tions and plans for the celebra
tion of Mardi Gras in St. Martin- mi
ville. The celebration last year sti
was certainly a grand success in
every way, and the results that lla
followed this successful effort of pa
our people, will justify them to
again unite their efforts and good in
will and again celebrate the com- ti(
ing Mardi Gras in fitting and bril. co
We know, and expect some of wi
our citizens to cry and preach wi
hard times to perhaps save the de
amount of their contributions, but it.
this will be poor reasoning, be
muse the harder the times the ha
more we should exert ourselves to se
provide amusement at home to $1
beep our people, from going to,
New Orleans or elsewhere during di
the festiveties where they spend e
foolishly an immense amount of
money. Keep your people at
home at the time they are able to
spend their money freely, and you di
save that much money for legiti- F
We have had some experience t
in this line last year, and can
make a close estimate of the
amount needed to again make ah
success of the coming Mardi Gras
Our Board of Trade held a spa- k
'cial meeting last night to discuss h
the matter. We trust that they
will have the hearty approval and
the financial assistance of the peo
ple of St. Martinville.
St. Martinville is today in the b
front rank of wide-awake, pro
gressive and prosperous towns of h
Louisiana, enjoying a business as
good as the best, and much better
than many boasters. It is the
the duty, and it will pay the citi- n
aens of the town to keep it pro
mineutly before the public, when
it is within their power and they
have the means to do it.
We will have more to say re
gardiag this matter in future iss- R
ues of the MESSENGER. a
AT THE GRAND. 1'
Richards and Pringle's Min
strels Furnish a Good s
A large audience inspired Richards & t
Fringle's Georgia Minstrels last even
tug to give a most pleasing and enttr
tamning performance. The ollo was fall
of melody of instrumental and charac
ter. While the company is not numeri
tally large each member of it exerts
rimself so assiduously to what seems t
the pleasure of entertaining that the r
lack of numbers is not noticed save to
make one glad the favorites appear so a,
often. Several Black Town scenes were
introduced, notably the "crap game"and
the "cake walk." Jalvin is a clever jug. t
gler and makes much of his parapherna- I
|ia and opportunities. Billy Reynolds int
hies ''old man" impersonations was de
lightfully natural and droll, and Billy
Kersands. with his hippopotamus mouth
experienced little difficulty in agitating
the risibilitties of the house, The most
enjoyable number on the program was
that rendered by the Crescent City Quar- 1
ttet. composed of Messrs Wooteu, Watts,
Howard and Walker. The recognition
of the excellence of their vocalisation
was instantaneous and hearty applause
long continued followed every selection.
The whole performance is one of very
pleasing character.-Burington (Ia.)
Hawkeye, Aug. 30h, 1894.
This company appears at the St. Mar
tinville Opera House Taeeday January
-The stock holders of the Bank
of St. Martinville held their an
nual meeting at the banking house
Tuesday last, and re-elected the
same board with the exception of
~Mr. W. H. Cozine who has been
elected in the place of Mr. O. M.
Nilson, who is no more a stock
holder. The board is composed as
follows: R. Martin, F. Rousseau,
Albert Bienvenu, J. B. Levert, A.
Gernaud. B. Audibert, S. Dabadie,
T. ,1.. Jtl ,i nllO W. 11. Cozine.
-Mr. G. O. Loguad returned
from a trip to New Orleans last In
-A heavy rain 'fell Tuesday
morning, which was followed by a
strong north wind. Stat
-Miss 'Philomene Martin left
last Sunday for New Orleans, to
pass a few weeks. poi
-There are several new build- sion
ings in town in course of construc- No"
tion, and several others Xill be giv
commenced soon. witl
Mr. C. R. Brownell, of the Ber- why
wick Lumber Co., of Berwick, La., ted
was in town on business last Mon
day, and paid us an agreeable vis- of a
-The Teche the past few days of J
has been lower than has ever been
seen by the oldest inhabitants of p, i
St, Martinville, which was due, -
we presume, to the prolongued
drouth and the north wind. She
seems to be rising slowly.
Dr. Sylvester's specific for Bots
Colic and Tympanites in Hoses
and Mules is the beest that Me
dical science has ever discooverd.
For sale by T. J. Labbe.
-We were shown a lot of win- Sta
ter goods at L. J. Gardemal's the
"Cheapest Store' in Town," that
he is selling at cost price, and can the
honestly say that they are really pet
the cheapest bargains that were pol
ever offered in this town. We of
know whereof we speak as we
have bought some ourselves and
consider them all choice bargains, by
-There will be frequent meet- she
ings of the Board of Trade in the wi'
next few weeks, these meetings will h
be purely in the interest of the ed
town. and the board would like to
have every citizen of the town to of1
come in and enroll his name on of I
the membership list. The board A.
need the assistance, views and
opinion of all the people of the C4
town and invite them to join the
The Cheapest Place.
- Money saved is money made,
and if you want to save at
least 15 per cent on, every
dollar you spend, come at our
store buy for a dollar's worth ed
and you will soon perceive it ,e
t that the above is true. at
Yours always for business,
J. H. Hebert & Co.
New York policemen have been bel
e arresting women for smiling on iDo
, the street. In one case, that of
e Miss Hannah Posenthal, it was
o proved at the trial that a virtuous
o "peeler" named Gill smiled at the
fair Hannah, who, not wanting
. to be outdone in the smiling art,
r• eturned the smile, whereupon
0Gill arrested her and made a ease
against her for illicit smiling.
SNow, all fair minded people will
Sadmit that this is an outrage per-
tpetrated against the weaker sex.
Ist's a right they have to smile and
Sno one should be permitted to in- S1
Sfringe upon it. We believe that
n Miss Hannah should carry her
e case before the Supreme court,a
" and with that end in view we
' would suggest that a subscription
.) be raised for the purpose of em
. ploying counsel Bro. Greig of the h
r St. Martinville Evangeline, is the
right man to take charge of the
k case, for in his hands we feel con
. fident that the God-given rights
m of the girls to smile, kiss and flirt,
Swill be defended against the as
f saults on all comers.-Lafayette
S Yon are right, Brother Mouton,
-. Editor Greig is the right man to
s handle this case, and we trust he
u, will lose no time in getting every
. thing in shape to secure to this
,, unfortunate girl, her most sacred
1 Demand of Admistration.
I In the matter of the Estate of CHAnRLZS
Probate Docket, No 2889. 18
s 19th Judicial District Court.
State of Louisiana, Parish of St. Martin. 8I
Whereas, Frank Shutts ofthe
Parish ot Calcasieu. has flied her peti- h]
tion in this office, applying to be ap
pointed Administrator of the Succes
sion of the said Charles Lastrapes.
Now, therefore public notice i+ hereby
given to all parties interested, to show Se
cause, if any they hlve, iu writing,
within ten days from this publication.
why said application should not be grano
ted and said appointment made as pray
Witness the lion. Felix Voorhies, judge
of said Court at St. Martiuville, Parish
of St. Martin, Louisiana, this 10th day
of January A. D. 1895.
WM. B. EASTIL.
n Jan-12-95. Dy Clerk of Court.
H. Martin, Attorney.
In the matter of the Succession of
a WIDow ALPUONSE DURAND,
Probate Docket, No 2847,
L 19th Judicial District Court,
t- State of Louisiana, Parish of St. Martin,
Whereas, Marie Anasthasie Durand the
wife of St. Clair Adolphe Lasseigne, of
n the Parish of St. Martin, has filed her
[y petition in this office, applying to be ap
*e pointed Dative Testamentary Executive
'e of the Estate of her deceased mother
Anasthasie Vicknair, widow Alphonse
d Now, therefore, public notice is here
S. by given to all parties interested to
t- show cause, if any they have in writing,
• within ten days from this publication, -
11 why said application should not be gran
ted and said appointment made as pray
e ed for.
o Witness the Hon Felix Voorhies, judge
Lo of said Court, at St. Martinville, Parish
mn of St. Martin. La.. this 6th day of Dee.
~d A. D.1894. Wu. B. EASTIN,
S_ Dy Clerk of Court.
le CONTSABLE SALE.
Third Justice Court, Parish of St. Mar
tin,. State of Louisiana,
e, BERTRAND BEBNI,
, No 8b.
fr By virtue of a writ of fari faclas eisso
th ed and to me directed by the Honorable
Court aforesaid, dated December 27th
it18 4. I have seized and will offer for sale
at public Auction, to the last and high
est bidders, at the door of the Third Jus
tice Court, on
Saturday Jan. 26th 1895,
sn between the legal sale hours, the follow
in tog described property, to wit;
1 American Bay Horse,
1 Three Mule Cart, without body.
a Terms. CASH.
us VICTOR MARAIT,
he Constable 3rd Ward.
ng A Fire Proof Safe.
on For sale cheap, either for cash or on
Seasy payments. Size, 23 inches wide by
32 inches high.
g .For price and terms apply to
Dee-29-94. G. O. LooNAND.
x. Attention Battalion.
nd Get your 'syrup de bac' the very best at -
in- $10,00, molasses (best) at $9,00 at
L. C. Duchamp.
er -There was a heavy white frost
and ice Thursday morning.
-The Richards and Pringle's
m- Minstrels will give a performance
he here Tuesday night
irt, W&ITSTRADE ~iW
4 COPY RIGHTS. A• e _
timS in olos atentU
1Srnrtee deotiDea PateI_ a an_ bow te ob_
on, u an t free. Also a t
h is Jad ng~lt5 books sent free
MUNN a'o,. claw roes, 351 n~oawst.·
is now getting rid of all Winter Goods,
. and to do this is compelled to reduce
his prices on all Woolen Goods. -:
Our stock is yet complete, and good
selections can be made at really bar
gain prices. Cash will talk loud, and
do heap of damages at this time,
At K. SCHWARTZ.
YOU HIED JUST HOW
OVER COAT, HEANY
J. B. FERRAN,
Has that and lots of other goods which
will go at prices that will astonish all.
g Make haste, and get the best bargains.
SELLING OUT. GIVEN AWAY.
BELOW COST PRICE;
THE FAURIES GENERAL MER
HURRY AND GIT YOUR BARQAINS,
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
Gab. cGardeamal, Asenst.
Mrs. F. Rousseau,
MAIN STREET, Opposite Catholic Church,
ST. MARTINVILLE, LA.
ATS We have all the latest styles and can positive.
ly fit your head. -:- -:- -:- -:
SHOES We carry an immense stock and have what
you want. Prices law down. -:- -:
DRY GO0 D The largest and most complete
Sstock at the very lowest prices.
nMILLINERY A most elegant stock of all the
b latest varieties, & latest style.
HARDWARE We carry the largest and mort
complete stock in town. -:
We have everythlnag you need tn aIll lnes.
F. J. Duplain,
* Jeweller and Watchmaker.
Jellery of all kinds,
at J Z Watches, Etc.
Slocks from $3 up. Sewing Machine from $15 to $30.
. AN ELZANT STOCK TO S~ZLECT 'ROM.