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THE WEEKLY MESSENGER,
orFFIIAL Jour nAL - JUSTICE TO ALL. - *z.OQ Per Year, Invariably in Advance.
of t. MartanvillU and St. Martin P-th
VOL. X. ST. MARTINVILLE, LA., SATURDAY MARCH 2, 1895. No. 2.
T. J. Labbe, l
St. Martinville, Louisiana. f
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HARDWARE, AGRICULTURAL pil
IMPLEMENTS, FURNITURE, ard,
1 HOUSE FURNISHING GOO DS '+0
We sell fast and succeed not be- -
cause we sell below cost, that does
not pay, but because our profits
are very small and we treat all our I
customers alike and have only one
CORNER CARONDELET AND PERDIDO STREETS,
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. we
: This Hotel Has Just Been Enlarged and Renovated. th
Ax ELECTRIO ELEVATOR AND ALL MODERN IMPROVEMEN TS HAVE ti
BEEN PLACED IN THE BUILDING. En
AXEBICAN AND EUROPEAN 1'LANS. p
B. AUDIBERT. cf
-DEALER IN- '
NAILS, TOOLS, w
Qrocarlaa, LIquors, 'I'obacco and Gigars.
r .TONSORIAL PARLOR.
:., SHAVING, • HAIR.CUTTING, SHAMPOOING, Etc. t
r,4"I,-+ 1* A tistic Style
'.° Most modern revolving chairs and best
tools known to the tonsorial art.
2 +FRANCOIS & BOUCVALT, Proprietors.
ROEGE E ASTIN,
#eeps BEER, WINE and other Li
quors always on ice.
His Liquors are the best !
HIS GROCERIES, THE FRESHEST.
BRIDGE STREET, EAST OF THE BAYOU,
ST. MARTINVILLE. LA.
Why Hood's Wins.
President Linc"ln said, "You cannot
fool the people a second time." They
are too quick to recognise real merit or
lack of it, and cling only to those thinre
which they find to be what is claimed
It is especially gratifyiug that the
sale of flood's Sarsaparilla increase most
rapidly in those sections where it is best
The inference is plain. Hood's Sasta
parilla hay proven that it possesses gen
uine merit. It maintains a high stan
ard, which others cannot even approach.
It is the people's favorite blood.purify
uing and building up medicine, and is
more popular this year than ever before.
All this because Hood's CIree.
mew.r - sere
WHY HOOD'S? secausi
Hood's Sarsaparilla is the beat,
most reliable and accomplishes the
greatestcures. HOOD'S CURES
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. The history of any great and emccess
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our readers of the origin of a famous
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THE CHICAGO LEDGER.
L. C. DUCHAMP,
Has just received 60 Deere Cultivatore, a en
Car load of Corn, Cotton Planters. Waget)
and Middle Breakers.
Has always on hand in wholesale,
Lime, Cement, Sand, Fire Brick,
Coal, Charcoal, Salt, Hay, Corn,
Oats, and, Bran.
Harnesses, Saddles, Gigp, antd ugpios.
HADWAR', and CAABPIFI'TIS TOOLS
. raritn, , ,ooo98e8AU, Al.mlT IENVEUD,
Pruid.st, Vsfrueid.t, Osamii.
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Does a general banking business, loans money and pay the
highest interst on deposits left one year.
SRobert Martlo. F. Rs*., Aat. aMo
W. f. Cois, T.J. Labe, S. Debedle
.B. Auadlrt. A. oGrenm , J. . Lsewt,
F. J. Duplain,
Jeweller and Watchmaker.
Jellery of all kinds,
,I Solid Gold,
- clocks from $3 up. Sewing Machine from $15 to $30.
AN ILIGaANH' STOCK TO SKELC'T FROM.
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