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ST. MARTINVILLE, - LA.
_r i b1E,'VENU - Proprietor.
LAIZAIRE BIENVENU - Manager.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF TH1 TOWN OF
SUBSCRIPTION ONE DOI.,.AR PER ANNUM
INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE
SATURDAY February 25, 1899.
Our esteemed friend of the La
fayette Gazette in criticizing the
action of Senator McEnery in vo
ting for the Dingly bill, and more
recently voting for the ratification
of the treaty of peace with Spain.
says the Senator is a bandy man
in a pinch. This is meant because
on both occasions, he cast his vote
for Republican measures.
The Gazette must have forgot
ten how handy McEnery proved
to be when the Democratic party
was it D etir: an I DeLtegre at the
'i, ,t , t . ' r r t'c te(',. or rather
at the time he was deprived of his
e .i c. IcEnu-ry slipped in fixed
the all right and got the
n .. il and thus saved the
The Messenger has always look
ed upon McEnery as a good poli
tician, and a good man, and with
backbone enough not to be con
trolled by the powers, but to act
according to his own judgment,
and his vote on both occasons re
fered to, was for the good of his
people, for both times he cast his
vote with the Republicans, was
with the direct idea of protecting
the sugar interest of Louisiana.
And his course should be com
mended by all the people of Lou
isiana. We of course, expect some
adverse comment from the politi
cal fraternity, as McEnery's course
was not in accord with the Demo
cratic party line; but it was for his
people's goods. And he did right.
Dangers of the Grip.
The greatest danger from La Grippe is
of its resulting in pneumonia. If rea
sonable care is used, however, and Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy taken, all datn
ger wall be avoided. Among the tens of
thslaands who have used this r nnedy
for la grippe we havy yet to learn of a
single case having resulted in poneumo
aia which shows conclusively that this
remedy is a certain preventive of that
dangerous disease. It will cure la
grippe In less time than any other treat
meat. It is pleasant and safe to take. -
For Sale by T. J. Labbe.
WORK OUR STREETS.
By reading the sentences passed
upon the prisoners convicted at
the term of court just closed it
will be noticed that four prisoners
were sentenced to jail and work on
One of the prisoners for 10 days,
one for 30 days and two for 60
days. These prisoners at this
time could not work in the parish
to any advantage, unless they
were turned over to one of the
road masters, but their full time
could be employed in the town by
simply turning over the prisoners
to one of our police officers who
would keep them under his charge
all the time they would be at
work, and thus without any ex
pense to the town. If the whole
term of those men were employed
ditching and in doing other neces
sary work in town it would be a
great relief to the town treasury.
These prisoners are held at the
criminal expense of the parish and
towns, and as St. Martinville pays
a large portion of the criminal tax,
it is entitled to some of the labor
of the prisoners sentenced to road
work, and when they are not em
ployed on the parish roads they
should be turned over to the town
authorities and made to work un
der the guard of one of the police
We would advise that Mayor
Labbe and the town council look
into this matter at as early a date
The prisoners could be of good
service to the town at this time. r
An Uncertata Disease.
There is no disease more uncertain in its
nature than dy,ppsia. Physicians say that
the symptoms of no two cases agree. It is
there fore most difficult to make a correct
diagnosis. No matter under what disguise
dyspe psia attacks you, Browns' Iron Bitters (
will cure it. Invaluable in all diseases of
the stomach, blood and nerves. For sale by
On Monday the Court passed
sentence on the following parties: l
Auguste Mouton, petty larceny,
10 days jail and work on public 1
Gustave Mathieu for obtaining f
money under false pretenses, 30
days jail and work on the public
Robt. Rives, for petty larceny,
60; days jail and work on the pdb
Jack Boule, assault with a dan
gerons weapon, 60 days jail and
work on the public roads.
John Reed, for murder, hard la
hor for life.
Solini Haynes, for rape, hard
labor for life.
All prisoners in the jail were
- tried, with the exception of James
Fuselier and Felix Olivier, accu
I sed of murder.
t A Queer Marriage Ceremony.
In the northwestern part of
Kentucky there lives an Irish ma
gistrate, a man of liberal educa
tion and full quoth of genuine
Irish wit. A short time ago Jim
and Bet, a colored pair, called up
on the squire, having been notified
of their coming, prepared and ac
tually used the following ceremo
"Jim will you take Bet,
e Without any regret,
To love and cherish
Until one of you perish,
And is laid under the sod.
So elp me God?"
ll of which being answered in
s the affirmative by Jim, the squire
turned to Bet and said;
"Bet will you take Jim,
And cling to him,
Both out and in,
a Through thick and thin.
lloldinghiw to your heart,
Till death do you part?"
t Bet acquiesced in a modest bow
a of the head, and now the happy
* pair were dismissed as follows:
"Thro' life's alternate joy and strife,
I now pronounce you man and wife
Go up the hill till you get the level
And salute your bride you old black
Our boys, Lee and Leon Foor
net, Sidney Beslin and Gaston
Geoffroy, who had enlisted in the
regular army of the United States
some seven months ago, arrived
Shome this week, having been dis
charged. The boys were glad to
be back home.
V Chamberlaln's Cough Remedy la
e ilgen Bros, the popular South Side
Sdruggists. corner 69tn-st, and Went
worth-av., says: "Wesell a great deal
of Chamberlain's Cough ejedy, and
Sfind that it gives the most stlisfactory
B results, especially among children for
t severe colds and croap." For sale by T.
1 -The pay car which came here
Thursday night made the railroad
Speople feel flushed.
St. Martinville is being supplied
with fire wood from Arnaudville,
I and is brought here by railroad.
S-Judge Voorhies has ordered a
Sspecial jury of 30 to be draw for the
r21st of March for the trial of Fuse
lier and Olivier, which has been
Sfixed for that date.
-The swampers are all getting
ready for the float that is expected
soon. Cypress trees are getting
scarce, and there is a fair demand
for it at present.
Knights of Honor Supreme 4
Lodge, St. Louis, Mo.
Southern Trade Record.
It is not the object of this edito- d
rial to proclaim the many advan- a
tages of life insurance, for the fact d
that it is a great blessing to those
who are not in the position to pro- d
vide for their loved ones has been d
demonstrated by the fact that
nearly every man carries some a
kind of life insurance. The ob
jeot of this article is not point out,
or, in other words, to solve the d
problem, which is the best form of
life insurance now in existence. d
There are three distinct forms
from which to choose: Fraternal,
Business or Assessment Compa
nies, and Old-Line Legal Reserve
Companies. In regard to the Old
Line Reserve Companies, we have
little to say, but upon close exa
mination we believe that their
charges are entirely too high in
regards to service rendered.
The immense profit these corm
panies make is demonstrated by
the fact that the ten leading com
panies have assumed control and d
acquired capital to the amount of 4
I one billion dollars. Any one can
see that this great aoc'lunt of mo
ney, placed in the hands of a few d
3 men, is a menace to the country at
- large, as it is safe to say that all
this money will never finds its way
into the hands of the people again.
In regard to business associa
f tions or assessment companies,
- statistics show that in nearly every
case their expenses were so much
e larger than their receipts should 4
i be that they seem to exist just so
, long as they, have good luck and a
I low death rate.
It is with fraternal insurance
- that the public should be more
familiar. The blessing that it ten
ders to the man of moderate means
should be heralded by every jour
nal throughout the land. Statis
tics show that this is the proper
system when conducted in a judi
a cious and honest manner. The
e question now arises, "Which is
the best fraternal association or
order to join?" and tlat the pa
trons of the Record may be in a
position to know where the money
that is to provide for the benefici
aries or become the sure staff in
declining years can be best placed,
V this paper has made a careful in
V vestigation along these lines,
which led to the examination cf
the sworn statements and other
records of various orders, and find
that the Knights of Honor Su
preme Lodge, of Ninth and Olive
Streets, St. Louis, Mo., is the one
we feel justified in recommending
n in preference to all others.
e Extreme care is taken in this
8 company, and when a policy is
d issued the party can feel reasona
-bly certain that he has more than
o average health.
The officers of this company are
all men of the highest integrity
and business ability, and we be
Slieve possesses the best executive
- powers in their line in America, as
I their many years of continuous
d and successful management attest.
1r o100 Reward sloo.
The readers of this paper will be plea
sed to learn that there is at least one
dreaded disease that science has been
able to cure in all its stages, and that is
Catarrh. It is the only positive cure
known to the medical fraternity. Ca
I tarrh being a constitutioual disease, re
quires a constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous sur
a faces of the system, thereby destroynlug
a the foundation of the disease, and giv
Slug the patient strength by boilding up
the constitution and assistlhig nature in
doing its work. The proprietors have so
much faith in its curative powers, that
Sthey offer One Hundred Dollars for an)
case that it fails to cure.
Price 75c. per bottle.
F. J. Chenev & Co., Props.. Toledo. O.
Sold by druggists. price 75c.
Hall's Fanwlv Pills are the best.
Having bought from Mr. P. Damare the property at
the corner of Main and Bridge Streets now occupied by
Mr. J. B. Ferran, we offer our whole stock of goods now on
hand at the very lowest prices.
We want to sell our goods before the First of April so as
to save the cost of moving
Come and help us move and at
the same time secure unheard
of Bargains. 3
L. J. GARDEMAL,
dp- THE CHEAPEST STORE IN TOWN.
;Hllu ll MMl 44 44414lý 4MlMllIl 14ll Mfi
J. B. FERRAN
calls attention and invites inspection of his
large stock of
All lines are complete, nice good goods at
LUCIEN VOORHIES & CO.,
We just received a ear load of Buggies, Ba
roucthes, feeks, Gigs, etc. We intend to
sell them eheap end give every body an
opportunity to buy a earriage.
COME AND LOOK AT .THEM.
OUR MOTTO-quick sale and small profit.
Shingles and 3 feet Boards,
Pine Lumber and Bricks.
J. J. BURDIN,
Manager of the Hall & Burdin's saw mill, announces to their ('
Scustomers and the public, that they will keep a full stock of lum-
; ber and shingles, flooring, celling, siding, finishing, etc., in cy
press and pine lumber. - - - - . .
The loss of their mill by fire will not stop their lumber busi
ness, nor change their price and terms. - - -