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Te Weekly Messenger,
PUBLIBRED EVERT SATtBDaY AT
ST. MARTINVILLE, - LA.
ALBERT BIENVENU, Proprietor
LAIZAIRE BIENVENU, Publisher
Subscription $1 ,oo a year in advance
SATURDAY, JAN. 13, 1912.
Sheritl A. E. Broussard's Lack
of Iluman Kindness.
The following letter needs no
New Iberia, La., Nov. 13, 1911.
Mr. Wade Martin,
Dear Sir :
I am a citizen of this State and
a white man, and although we have
never met my sympathies went
out to you as soon as I heard of
your candidacy for sheriff. 1 used
to live in your parish and I regret
that I am not there now so as to
be able tc cast my vote for you.
Your election will mean to me a
revenge against Alb,-rt Broussard,
the least charitable, nist impolite
and less courteous man I ever saw.
1He played me such a dirty, nasty
trick that I don't think he has an
equal in the parish. I was on my
way from Port Barre to St. Mar
tinville on foot, a poor man's
train, being very tired 1 stopped
at the Ruth Plantation store for it
rest. Hearing the noise of an ap
proaching buggy I stepped out
and recognized the sheriff. Being
alone in his buggy, I told him
good morning, explained my situ
ation and asked him "please" to
let me ride with him to town. He
had the meanness to give me a
flat-footed No and leave me in the
road on foot. That shows how
good and kind he is. I want the
good people of St. Martin parish
to hear this and know that Albert
Broussard is not the poor man's
If you can use this, please go
ahead and do not be afraid to use
With best regards, yours truly
This goes to show that things
are not always what they seem. It
shows a man up in his true colors.
If Mr. Borel had been a voter in
this parish he would probably have
gotten a free ride, many "Thank
You s" a few "Call Againe" and a
fifty cents from "Nami"; but he
was not Inedvd on election day
day and consequently had to foot
it to town. Doit vote for a man
who is your friend only when be
needs your vote on election lday.
I hereby annuounce myself as a
candidate for Sheriff at thie Delm
ocratic lromary to be held in Jau
nary acl solicit the suppont of tlhe
Democcatic voters of this parish,
pronlls:ng them that if elected I
will fulfil the duties of the aoflicre
according to law and in a business
like manner. I solicit your sup
HOW'S THIS ?
We offer O(ne Hundred Dollars Reward
for ay ee-e of C'atarrh that cannot be
cure-i lv lall Catierrh Cure.
F. J. Clheney & Co.. 'Toleo. 0.
H e, the. unedersigned, have known F. J.
'Chenuey for the last 15 years, and believe
him pet fectly he,,norable fie all business
traie actijns, and filnancially able te ear
ry out any obligations made by his irm.
SWahling. Kinntan & Marviu,
Wholesale Druggists, 'Toledo. O.
lall's Catarrh Cure is taken internal
ly, acting directly upon the blood anu
nuucous surfaces of the system.
Send for testimonials free.
F. J. CIENKY & Co'., Toledoe. )
Sold by all Dlruggists.
T -; Famnily Pills for eonstipatiou
~ICa.Y Bran .t L. Bienvenu
Suits have been filed Tuesday
against some fifteen odd persons
who have registered under the pro
perty qualification clause, for the
reason that they are not bona-tide
owners of property to that amount.
We desire to have it well under
stood that we have not filed these
suits for the purpose of disfran
chising any white man, on the
contrary at the incipiency of this
campaign we called op Sheriff A.
E. Broussard, and Registrar of
voters J. C. Bieuvenu, and we pro
posed to them to allow any white
tman over the age of twenty-one to
register. This was refused to us.
In justice to ourselves, and to
those sesociatfd with us in this
parish to endeavor to obtain a
better administration of public
affairs, and to safeguard the puri
ty of the ballot, we deemed it our
duty to tile the suits.
We desire to repeat that we are
anxious to see every white man
vote, and to accomplish this end
we are ready to do any thing that
is fair, but we will not permit any
improper registration which will
jeopardize the chances of having
an absolutely fair election.
W. O. MARTIN,
-Mr. R. Martin made a trip to
New Orleans this week.
-Supt. A. C. Bernard made a
trip to Baton Rouge this week.
Mrs. L. J. Gardemal is spend
ing a few days in New Orleans.
We will make special prices on
all Men's Suits suob as Faucy
shades and Serges at K. Schwartz
Mr. A. A. Ransonnet of Breaux
Bridge was attending to business
Boys Blue Serge Suits at redu
ced prices are offered by Schwartz
at his New Store-Duchamp buil
-Dr. A. J. Azar, expert of the
State Board of Health was in town
Mr. John B. Barras wish to an.
nounce that he will have Fresh
Catahoula Lake Fish every Fri
day at the market-house.
We have a full line of hosiery
for Ladies and Misses and invite
you to come and see our line.
The cold wave reached us Mon
,lay night and Tuesday morning
dverything was frozen hard. The
streets were frozen so hard that
horses could hardly walk on them.
It was the severiest cold of the
-- Men's and Youthis Suits and
Over-coats of all qualities a! spe
cially Low Prices, ,,on ncc,~nt of
an over stock at K. Schwset/
-Dr. and Mrs. O J. I ,appey
returned fronm N.w Orleans this
week, Mrs Trappey havimu spent
Iearly two, motuliths oin rle c.I with
Mr. J. J. Burdin returnes ll.me
this week after sP)'nding two
moeths in San Antoniio. Mrs.
Burdini will remain in San Auto.
iio for some titne yet.
-Boys SUITS of ALL KINSr are
soffered at Special inducemtent
SPrices Iy K. Scmi\\ ;T.z, at bhe
New Store - Duchamp building.
Come and see what we are offer
-Snnday last a blizzard and
Isevere cold weatlher was annouI
ced and Sunday niglht all expected
a heavy freeze, but early Sunday
night the rain began to fall, the
weather moderated and Monday
morning the weather was damp,
I foggy anrod warm.
Duchamp & Ducrest
Plows and Plantation
All kinds of tools needed.
-Mr. Dan Polliogue of Port
Barre spent a few days bhre this
-Mr. Walter Fournet of Jean
nerette was here this week visit
-Mr. Sam Shelburn of Morgan
City was attending to business
here this week.
The marriage of Miss Ella So
lari, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
B. Solari to Mr. Louis Mouton,
both of Parks, is announced to
take place on Saturday the 20th.
--The installation of the newly
elected officers of the W. O. W.
took place Thursday night. The
names below are the new officers:
P. J. Fleming, C. C.
R. F. Barras, Adv. Lieu.
L. J. Duchamp. Banker
Robt. P. Halphen, Clerk
Ed. Bienvsna, Escort
Vincent Barras, Watchman
Willie Olivier, Sentry.
R. J. Bienvenuu.
Better Roads Save Millions.
If every state were to improve
its highways to the best advantage,
between half a billion and a bil
lion dollars would be saved anonu
ally to the people of the United
The United State office of high.
way improvement has estimated
that if but 20 per cent of the pre
s-ent dirt roads were improved this
saviung could be effected. In the
tration are about 2,500,000 miles
of road. Nine per cent is impro
ved. To bring the number of
miles to 20 per cent will necessi
tate the building of 250,000 more
miles This will cost, on an aver.
age, $7,000 per mile, or a total cost
of one and three fonrths billion
dollars. We see that the invest
mnent will pay flue dividends an
npally. It pays to build good
roads. - Texas Farm and Ranch.
Confederate stamps are valuable I pay
from oUo to $5 each for the, Confederate
Stamps itsuet hy the different towns
during the war pay 5c to 25e each for
the regular ive of the Confederate
Stamps pay $1 to $20 each for the stamps
issued by the various towns in 1846-1847.
Send description of stamps and color
I pay Ic to 5b each, for Confederate
money $1.4n to $1.60 for Gold dollars
leave a!l stamps on eeve!ope I buy old
books send date books Issued and pub
BANK OF ST. MARlTINVILLE
Capital, Surpuls and Profts $66,849,86
Total Assets - 276,409,67
Makes louns at 8 psr ost. dineaat. Pays 4
per oast. nterest an time deposits, sad 3 per
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