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THE WEEKLY MESSENGER.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL JUSTICE TO ALL. ON DOLL ot the Tows of St. M ati vll d th PariMah of Bt. Marti. JUSTICE TO ALL . sCr l ONE DO Vo,. XV. ST. MARTINVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1900. No. 42. ii Paints, Oil, Tinware, S* * * * * * Walipaper, Classes. Hardware, Furniture, 9s , * . Crockery and Saddlery, _' T.J.LABBEj HOTEL DENECHAUD, CORNER CARONDELET AND PERDIDO STRBEETS, . NEW ORLEANS, LA. 4 THIS HOTEL HAS JUST BEEN ENLARGED AND RENOVATED. An electric elevator and all modern improvements have Ledn placed in the building. AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PLANS. Southern Pacific U Sunset Route. THE BEST SERVICE IN THE SOUTH. Between Points in LOUISIANA, j MEXICO ..ND.... TEXAS, j CALIFORNIA Nothing Superior to the "Sunset-Central Special or Pullman Standard and Excursion Sleeping Car Service, operated via Sunset Route and its connections, to all points NORTH, EAST, SOUTHEAST WEST. Call or Write For Particulars, S. F. B. MORSE, L. J. PARKS, Pass- Traf. M. O. P. a T. A. EO'trBTONW T1rW.A THE POLL TAX. Das Ite m. Less than a month and a half remains of the time within which, under pain of disfranchisement at the next congressional election, the voters of the State are requir ed to pay their poll taxes. Nine. tenths of the certificates already issued have been to the property holders, and, unless the laboring classes undergo a sudden change of heart, it is more than likely that the control of the return of the next representatives from Louisi ana to the national legislature will rest with the taxpayers. The spirit of indifference which pervades the community in this regard is as mysterious as inde fensible. He who does not value the right of suffrage at the paltry sum of a dollar is certainly an worthy of its exercise; but much more in our judgment is he to be blamed when conscious of the fact that in surrendering his ballot he also refuses to contribute his mite to the support of the public schools. We do not hesitate to admit that high as is our confidence in the patriotism and public spirit of our property holders, we should consi der it a grievous calamity if 'their supremacy at the next election was made to depend upon the dis franchisement of the great mass of the electorate. Government by classes will scarcely be tolerated in republican communities; yet, where so simple a remedy is pro vided as the payment of a poll tax " of one dollar, yearly, before the 31st of December, the failure to resort to it must be accepted as a plain declaration that the great body of the people feel but little concern in deciding whether New Orleans is to be represented in I Congress by a protection Demo L crat or a protection Republican. Two years from now the local "Bosses" may be counted upon to awaken from their lethargy, and to make sure that their supporters, armed with poll tax receipts, are fully qualified to vote for munici pal officers. Advertise in the Messenger. AT THE THE PLANTERS STORE You Can GOt From a Pin to a Hay Stock. HHADQUART1ERS wraiuw, load . in bdoek For . ) - HOLIDAYS GOODS. Msaterdal vas Ha, Impleemnts, Eoak iet, Plina. O, codald Cu. Tinwae., oalda spidati, Window IPlee. li Wall paw, 'bapsid Crekqrs, Ldaw A An Harass., As..atenest ot Buildias Am kooks, Matedra, Pett ainsIhmas L. C. DUCHAMP. A CHARLES GUIRARD, -ila! I], MAIES BE8T BREAD WITH BEST FLOUR. Ij'Orders received for any kind of Bread. BREAD DELIVERED AT RESIDENCE SEND IN YOUR ORDER & GET THE BEST. IP YOU WANT FIRST CLASS WORK . . • so TrOTT . . CENTRAL BARBER SHOP STRICTLY UP-TO-DAT. BEAMIOO - - - - CENTS SE FOAM - - - - 15 CENTB. HAIR CUT ANY STYLE - - I('TW. SHAVING - - 1 - 1 .Elfl KAIR BINGEING .- - I15 CENTll. AIsKh WORK QUnAIRNITeH SJULES FANCOIS, ST. MARTINVILLE, LA. SELLING OUT AT COST. Our entire stock of dry goods, shoes, clothing and groceries will be sold c. . .. At .Ri E in order to LIQUIDATE OUR BUSINESS from now until January First All Goods Must Be Sold, ALL WILL GO AT BARGAINS. SE FOURNET & GARY. M • :- " Ii : • +; . ·. - . ; ,-,r . ,." _ ,.".'".... .I.c;Lir~ ... .. ,,..: ....... ...:.r-_.· " A ":, :.,s . .~ij i ..*,..:, ' , -r .. o. ... '.... _,