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TRAIDING STAMPS. o
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A hill Tnis pass,'d the l,ower
House pr, ihihting the use of tra- c
dins; stamps in l,rhin'-. \\We pirn
umte that everybo'ly knows what
tradling stamps are and their use
in commercial business and there
fore it is useless to waste time in r
telling what they are. t
To us they appear to he a very ]
harmless and quite useful induce
ment to retail purchasers, and the
bill which is now before the Se
mate should be defeated. There is
nothing in the nature of this busi
mess akin to gambling or lottery;
it is simply a new and somewhat
attractive system of discount, and
this is a privilege every merchant
who sees fit to give discount in
that way should enjoy the privi
lege of so doing. There is, we
fear, entirely too much of a dis
position on the part of the Legis
sature to interfere in private busi
ness. Such a system of legislation
is always pernicious, and, as a
fundamental principle, trade, in
stead of being restricted or ham
pered, should be as nearly as pos
sible free as the air.
The sweep of this hill is very
wide, and under it even a newspa
per cannot use coupons for prizes,
moldny merchant give anything
free as an inducement to his cus
tomers. This restriction is not in
deed so much of a wrong to the
trader as it is an interference with
the privileges of the purchasers.
It does not particularly injure the
merchant, as it is restriction on
the purchasers, who, in addition
to their purchases, secure in the
end a present more or less hand
eome and valuable.
Surely this is a very pleasing
and innocent scheme, and the bill
to suppress it is based on an en
tirely wrong idea of morals and an
erroneous view of the retail trade.
We hope the Senate will knock it
We should state another and
very important point. The stamps
are only given in each transactions,
and their far-reaching good moral
erect is that the scheme tends to
induce the poor to pay cash for
purchases. Every intelligent man
knows the evil of the credit sys
tem, and that it costs those pf mo
derate means many dollars in ad
vance of prices over cash and
tempt people to indulge very of
ten in extravagances they can ill
afford. It should be the aim of
the enlightened lawmaker to ad
vance rather than discourage any
honest scheme that will tend to
restrict the crying evil of the cre
A severe sprain will usually disable
the nlojured person for three or four
wueeks. Many cases have occurred, how
gter, in which a cure has been effected
tI less than one week by applying Chabm
terlain's Pain Balm. For sale by T. J.
THE COUNTRY VISITOR
City Friend Always Glad to 8ee
Him, But the Joy Proves Cost
"I am always glad to see the
friends of my youth when they call
on me in the city," said the philo
sophler from tlhe small country
fe town, lhoe lInd established a very
'podest footing for himself in the
gLtropolis. "I am always glad to
see'the boys, but my joy is costly.
"I usgl to like to be' th them
back in the old to~. 'there was
eoe fellow wi boastl tie my shirt
into harder kmots than any one
else with whom I went in swim
ming. I used to go rabbit hun
ting with another choice spirit. A
third was my rival for the affec
tions of a red-cheeked girl, whom
we would take skating. Well, I
went to college and then I came
on here and lost sight of the boys,
and I confess I almost forgot
"Somehow, out in that small
country town they keep a better
grip on the old recollections.
There is not much happening, and
it must be easier to remember.
When I visit there, the boys slap
me on my back and tell me about
the lickings they gave me, which
I had forgotion altogether. But
it's when they return the call that
I wanted to talk about.
"Every now and then they drop
in on me at my office here. Usu.
ally I learn all about it in advance
in the local newspaper which still
comes to me. The social column
will have a line to the effect that
Bill Jenks has gone to visit his
old friend in the city-that's my
self. About the fourth or fifth
day after he is due here I find a
Weary Willie waiting for me just
inside my office door. Then I
know his money is gone, and he
has risen early so as to nail me
"While the boys are here I have
to keep them going. Sometimes
1 have to bail them out in the po
lice court or have them cared for
in the alcohol ward at Bellevue.
Sometimes it's a handout for a
meal or a bed. I am not proud of
them, but they attach themselves
to me with such a confiding trust
and tell those old storiesaboutour
youthful scrapes so fathfully-ex
cept that the New York version al
ways represents me as licking
them-that I have to give up.
And I made it a point of honor
never to refer to the circumstance
or the debt when I go back home.
So do the boys.
"I can't say they turned out ex
tra well. They seem to have gone
I to seed. Any one else who saw
them here would called them a lot
of red-nosed, panhandling loafers,
but in the city they belong to me,
and I won't hear of it. And when
I see my office boy chuckling to
himself and looking significant af
ter a private conversation with one
of the boys, I am severe with him
I for days afterward."-New York
Mail and Express.
Excursion to New Orleans.
The St. vary Exuersion Club will run
an Exeursion from Arnaudville to New
Orleans on Sunday June 17th 1900. The
fare for the round trip from St. Martin
ville will be $2,10. The train will leave
Arnaudville at 6 a. m, returning will
I leave New Orleans at 11 p. m., for fur
f ther lnformations write to
JAB. A. CHAUVIN,
The exhaustion of raw cotton is
imminent. The steady upward
tendency in the price of the staple
. indicates that the general dealer
I in it believes the figures this time,
-and this is confirmed by the fact,
*that a government report and the
New York Chronicle's figures of
an increase in the average sum
ming into the decimal thousands,
had no depressing effect, as was
usneual in days when epeculation
controlled the situation.
The market at this speculative
e point has almost recovered from
I the Price, McCormick & Co., fail
ure depression. Yesterday was
y one of the mercurial periods, in
y which the scalper showed fettle.
e Spot cotton advanced 1-8 and the
o wind stuff went up 24 points, or
. quite $1,25 per bale. Middling
i cotton is 9 cents the pound again,
a while July contracts 9,03, which is
t an advance for the week of 65
Spoints, or say 83.25 per hale.
- The figure of the movement yet
- continue to tell the story of spot
Sdepletion. Receipts st all ports
- for yesterday were only 1042 bales,
ias compared with 3510 last year
[and 1502 in 1898. The exports
were 6285 bales Stocks at all
SAVE TIrlE I
Time is Money SAVE MONEY
Iy giving your order for a NW or 8EU1OND HAND BICYCLE, to one who i.
thoroughly posted in the Bicycle business being agent for ss rl standard
houses. can give you a real bargain.
Bicycle for rent. Bicycle repairs, in fact can sell you any miling links for
your old wheels, new tires, saddle, hand and foot pump, cement, bell. etc ete.
American ports are now 224,585
bales, as against 253,944 last week,
643,226 last year and 399,108 at
the corresponding date in the year
before last. The Liverpool and
continental stock and American
afloat for Europe on yesterday,
was 1,213,603 bales. Last year at
this time it was 2,142,028. The
visible supply in this country to
day is 337,520, against 994,378 last
year, or 1,587,000 bales as a total,
against 3,136,000 bales total Amer
ican supply last year, with the
prospect of deficit in visible sup
ply on September 1 next of 2,000
000 of American from September
Commenting on the situation,
the Atwood, Violet & Co., New
York firm concludes: No matter
what the yield of the next season
may be, we predict such a gran
dual marketing of the crop as will
create an enormous demand for
cotton during September. October
and November next, and the price
will be fixed by the seller and not
by the buyer.
Parish Trasurer J. O. Bourdier's final
Settlement with Committee appointed
by the President as per Resolntion of the
Police Jury of June 4th 1900;
Paid by Treigrer to Police Jury as per
r*eipts for 184099 $457 17
Paid by Treasurer to Police Jury as per
receipts for 188-.00 173 91
Commission dose Treasurer on 91479171
for 18989 448 78
Commission due Treasurer on $17504 58
for 189oo-00 25 1
Paid to Police Jury as per receipts for
Capita and Vehicle Tax of 1889 210 95
Commission on $2225 1 on same 0675
Total due Parish Treasurer 85,10160
September 5,. 188, To Balance due
Parish as per settlement $818 72
August 7.18. Received for Llip
see of 180 1458 15
August 7. 189. IReceived for Taxes
of 1808 1334 58-14792 7
Februar, 1900. Received forTaxze
of I58'" 14407 90
June 4. 1900, Received for Licensee
of 1889 1480 19
June 4, 1900. Received for Iicensee
of 1900 160I1 0.175045
May 5, Received for Capita Tax of
May 5. Received for Vehicle Tax of
Balance due Treasurer ~98
St. Martinville. June 7th. A. D. 1900.
We the underseigned on Committee ap
pointed to make a final settlement with
Treasurer J. O. Bourdier do hereby certi
fy the above to be a true and eorreet
statement from the books of said Treasu
rer which we have carefully examined,
showing a balance in his favor of Two
hundred and fifty nine 98-100 Dollars.
We have signed his quietus and ordered
the Secretary to issue a Voucher for said
L. C. DUCHAMP,
L. C. GAUTHIKR.
'The above is a true copy from original
on file, AUG. MATAIST,
Clerk P. J.
A Good Cough Medicine.
It speaks well for Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy when druggists use it in their
own families in preference to any other
"I sold Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
for the past five years with complete ea
tisfaction to myself and customers,"
says Druggist J. Goldsmith, Van Etten,
N. Y. "I have always usneed it in my own
family both for ordinary conghs and
colds for the cough following la grippe,
and find it very efficacious." For sale
by T. J. Labbe.
State of Louisiana. Parish of St. Martin.
Notice is hereby given to whom it may
concern that an application will be
made for the pardon of James maeller
and Felix Olivier convicted of man
slaughter, on th6 4th day of May 1800 in
the Hoe. 19th Judicial District Court,
Parish of St. Martin, La.
June 16. RODOLPHE FUSELIKR.
Deafness Cannot be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of th-ear.
There is only one way to cure deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafnese is caused by an inflamed con
dition of the mucous lining of the Eus
tacuian Tube. When this tube gets In
famed you have a rumbling sound or
imperfect bearing, and when it is en
tirely closed tieafnees is the result, and
unless the inflammation can be taken
out and this tube restored to its normal
condition. hearing will be destroyed for
ever, nine cases out of ten are caused by
catarrh, which is nothing but an in
flamed condition of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for
any case or Deafness (caused by catarrh)
that can net be cared by Hall's Catarrh
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props.. Toledo. O
Sold by druggists, price 76e.
WHall's Family Pills are the best.
K EEP your blood pure and your
stomach and digestive organs in a
healthy condition by taking Hood's
arsaparills and you will be WELL
Furniture of Tertrou
For terms apply at Hotel.
I have been appointed agelt for
CELEBRATED CLIPPER FIRE
for this district.
Every one having property to protect should at
once see me shout thee. wanderful machinee.
State of Louisiana, Parish of St. Martin,
19th Judicial District Court,
ST. MARTIN'S OIL WORKS LIMITED,
L. H. BERNARD.
By virtue of a writ of seizure and dale
ssned Into the above entitled and num
bered suit and to me directed by the
Hon. 19th Judicial District Court in and
for the Parish of St. Martin, dated May
23rd, 1900. I have seized and will pro
ceed to sell at public auction to the last
and highest bidder at the Court House
door in the town of St. Martinville be
tween the legal hours on
Saturday, July 7th, 19oo,
the following described pro ty to-wit:
A certain tract of land situated in the
Parish of St. Martin, Loislana, located
at Oeko station, on the extension of the
St. Martin Railroad to Arnaudville said
land measuring one and three quarter
(1 3-4) of an arpent to superfcial area,
bounded north, souath and east by land
of J. 8. Brouseard and west by Road,
together with the land all the buildings
and improvements thereon viz:
Store, cotton gin, cotton press, and
all the machinery and accessories to
said cotton gin and press and all the
buildings on said land.
Sold to satisfy said above mentioned
Terms and conditions CASH.
heriff's ofice this 2nd day of June
D. REE8, Sherli.
TJ. LABBE, Druggist. guarantee
every bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Re.
medy and will refund the money to any
one who is not satisfied after using two
thirds of the contents. This is the best
remedy in the world for la grippe,
conghs. colds, croup and whooping cough
and is pleasant and safe to take. It pre
vents any tendency of a cold to result in
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