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Th. Weekly Messenger,
PUBLIBSID VERTy SATURDAY AT
ST. MARTINVILLE, - LA.
ALBERT BIENVENU. Proprietor
LAIZAIRE BIENVENU( Publisher
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SATURDAY, Oct. 5th, 1912. to
Regular monthly meeting of the
Town Council of the Town of St. vil
Martinville, Louisiana, held at the ,
Town Hall this 2nd day of Octo
ber A. D. 1912 at G P. M.
Hon. Albert Bieuveuu, mayor
presiding and the following mem
bers present: P. J. Gary, L. J.
Duchamp, J. H. Duohamp and Dr. ra
J. 8. Martin. Absent: None. C
Moved by J. H. Duchamp and
seconded by L. J. Duchamp that ne
the minutes of all the previous lig
meetings be approved.
The above motion was put to a of
vote and unanimously adopted. to
The following bills were appro
ved and ordered paid, viz: Geo. di
Greig & Co., $4.51; Duchamp at
Hardware Co., $21.75; Duchamp da
& Ducrest, $1.40; Leone Pellerin,
$2.15; Boniu Gro. Co., 45c; Lai
zaire Bienvenu, $175.50; Marwick H
Mitchel Peat & Co., $158.87 dI
The secretary was ordered to ti
authorize the assessor to make the
assessment roll. 1
A committee composed of Messrs or
C. E. Smede and L. C. Gauthier
representing the Police Jury and to
Messrs J. H. Duchamp and Albert
Bieuveuu representing the Town
Council and Police Jury.
It was agreed by the joint com- s
mittees that a salary of `25.00 per re
mouth be paid to the Bridge Keep
er at St. Martinville, which ap- tr
pointment is left with the town w,
authorities, the town to pay one lI
third of his salary and the Parish
two thirds; it shall be the keepers O
duty to continually attend to the M
bridge and to live in proximity to di
said bridge in order to be always
on duty when it will be necessary
to open the bridge for the passage
of boats. It is also the duty of d
the Bridge Keeper to refloor or
repair the bridge when such re
pairs are needed, also to scrape
and paint the bridge when this
will be necessary and ordered by g
the towia authority. The town ti,
pay one third of any repairs and
the Parish two thirds, provided
that the share of the parish in any
work shall not amount at any one
time to more than $50.
The above agreement to become
effective when approved by the
Moved by L. J. Duchamp. duly
seconded by P. J. Gary and unanui
mously carried the report of the
committee was approved.
Moved by R. J. Gu.rard and se
conded by L. J. Duchamp the ma
yor be authorized to borrow from
$1000 to $1200 to buy fuel in ad
vance, for the Water and Light
Plant, said amount to be refunded
by the Plant to the Corporation
from its monthly collections.
The above motion was voted up
on andI ualiimously carried.
There Ibeing no further business
on motion of R. J. Guirard and
duly seconded the meeting ad
Allert Bienvenu, Mayor.
Sidney E. Delanoussesyec, Se".
and Indigestioneaued me greet distress
iiLs ine beet pills or mpedicine I ever tried
New Life Pills
C.N assa1 . OIII eaALL.e
a save enew a swit as It saiAruIS.
Bostonian Shoes all the latest I
cute at K. Schbwartz.--Adv. dii
Mr. S. J. Goneulin made a trip (;u
to New Orleans this week. P
Dr. and Mrs. A. P. Sillan made obj
a visit to New lheria Monday. pos
Mr. Edwin Martin of Arnaud- iil
ville was here several days this sq
Mr. John Salles, Jr., of Donner iev
arrived hore Thursday to spend a sai
few days. Ele
Miss Laurence and Blanche Du-' 1
rand visited friends in Lake ere
Charles this week. rep
-A flying horse man is located 00.
near the Power House to the de- a?
light of the children. me
Mr. Louis P. Olivier, President botax
of the Police Jury was attending the
to business here Tuesday. to
Dr. F. R. Thomas and Mr. Ala- i 1
din Broussard, Jr., of Cade, were
attending to business here Tues
Mr. and Claud Thomas went to vol
Honuma on the excursion last Sun- 1
day, to spend the day with rela- 1
--High School inspector A. C.
Bernard of Baton Rouge was here' by
on a short visit this week. Mr
Mr. Allen Labbe this this week un
for East Baton Rouge parish to a_
accept a position as teacher. ere
-Mr. and Mrs. Gaston de Las-, u
sue of New Orleans were visiting of
relatives and friouds here this week
The criminal term of the Dise- lt
triot Court will open here Monday tih'
when the Grand Jury will be se- mi
-Mrs. J. H. Duchamp, Misses be
e Octavie and Cameola Bieuvenu and t
s Mr. Wesley Bienvenu spoet the L.
day at Cade Tuesday.
On Tuesday Oct. 8th will take IA
( place the election for Justice of P
the Supreme Court. The caudi- ~,
dates are Judges O'Niel and Reid. ci
-Mr. Eddie Greig who spent g
several month at the Bowling tf
College, takiug a buiness and tele- tl
graphy course, returned home this I
0 Mrs. S. V. Martin and Miss Agnes 1
Berard left for their home in New tl
Orleans Tuesday, after spending ti
several weeks here with relatives. I,
You Read the Other Fel- w
You are reading this
one. That should con
vince you that advertis
Sing in these colums is a i,
that it will bring business
to your store. The fact
that the other fellow ad
t vertises is probably the
reason he is getting more
business than is falling to
you. Would it not be
well to give the othecr fel
Slow a chance
id To Read Your Ad in These
8tatemeunt of the ()wuen,,p,,
, Management Circulationi etc., of
'h-e Weekly Messenger, ,publlbed
weekly, at St. Martinville, La.. re- I
quired by the Act of Aug 24, 19!12
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hit. Martinville, La.
ALBERT BIEENVU. Editor.
Sworn to and sobsnbed before m, this l1t
day of Otb$oeb 112..
JAi. J. M2.I' I2N, 'ctary 1 sbl&.
A special meeting of the Town Coun
cil of the Town of St. Martinville. La..
held at the Town Hall at St. Martinville.
La., this 26th day of September A. 1). 1912.
Hon. Albert Bienvenu. mayor presi
ding and the following members present:
J. H. DLuchamp, L J. l)uchamp, and R. J.
G;uirard. Absent: Dr. J. S. Martin and
P. J. Gary.
The Mayor having explained that the
object of the meeting to be lor the pur
pose of proclalming and promulgating
the result of the Special Election held
in the Town of St: Martinville, La., on
Sept. 23, 1912, at the Court House at St.
Martinville, La., on the proposition of
levying a three and a half mill tax on
all the assessed and taxable property of
said town in favor of the Louisiana
Electric Railway and Power Co.
The returns made by the commlesion
ers of election shows a total number of
votes cast to be 127. Votes cast for 121
represehting an assessment of $115,954.
00. Votes cast against 6 representing
an assessment of $3.900.00.
The council tabulates from the assess
ment roles, poll list and registration
books the persons qualified to vote and
the assessment of those qualified to vote
to be as follows:
Number of qualified votes.........253
Total assessment.......... $254.774.86
Total qualified voters ............253
Votes cast for the tax .............121
Votes against and not voting........132
Total assessment of qualified
Total assessment of votes lu favor
of the tax....................115.945.00
Total assessment of votes against
and not voting for the tax ....138.829.86
The following resolution was moved
by Mr. J. H. Duchamp and seconded by
Mr. H. J. (Guirard and put to a vote and
unanimously carried, to-wit:
Whereas a majority in number and
assessed value of the property tax pay
ers of this munnicipality entitled to vote
under the provisions of the Constitution
of 1898. as prescribed by Act 43 of 1910,
did not vote io favor of the levy of this
special tax, be It resolved. that the elee
lion held on September 23, 1912, to take
tie s,. nse of the qualified voters for the
purpose of voting a three and a half
mill tax in favor and in aid of the Lou
isiana Electric Railway and Power Co.,
be declared defeated as per the above
Ydas J. 11. Duclhamp. R. J. Guiard and
L. J. luchamp. Nays: None.
Mr. Emile Vuillemont attorney for the
Louisiana Electric Railway and Power
Co. being present at the promulgating.
protested as to the igures of assessment
on the grounds that tile Bank Stock in
eluded ill the total qf assessment is Ille
gal and should not be counted as against
the Rail Road Co.. for the reason that
the Banuk Stock as asessed on the rolls of
1911 is carried as assessed and in mak
ing the returns to the assessor by the
officers of the Bank, the book value of
each share of stock was not set out in
the rendition and the further ground
that the number of voters as fixed by
the Town Couucil is erroneous. There
ibeing included in the number several
icon residents and also several patties
Wict wire counted as voters because they
were allegqed to be owners of Bank Stock
and their names not appearing on the
ass.Mlllctllt roll as owners thereof.
1\ hicreupncll le requested that the Town
t',unicil r, consider their action ancd exa
mline the assessment roll and a correct
ticulaltioln ocf the retlrces as shown liv
thI, asses~ment role of the Parishl of St
Mirtin. La., fir thl.ir year 1911.
'lhis ri-lciqst was refused.
I here hiilig Iio further lusicIess. oil
ll;!iion ;f H J. G(juirul acid secetlded by
1.. ., lM::ch up the cneeting tldjotcrned.
.\I.IIERT HIENVENI', Mayor.
SII,NEr E IiDLAHOUSLAYE. Secretary.
I)eafiiness Cannot Be Cured
by locl aplicatiiics, as they caincot
aialch tlhe' diseased pirtlhon of tlhe ear.
T!.ere is iculy one way to cure deafness,
:ndl th.t is by conititutional remedies.
- I i.:Lfcc*s5 is ct;cllcsd by al illfiacued eendi
tihii , tice cnucous litiineg of the Eic-ta
Shianl Tube. Wecn t',is tube is inflamned
, hal e a rulllllling soucd (or imperfect hear
[f icg, ailt when itis elltirely closed,. Deaf
d1 cis is the ri sult, aid unless the ill
- Il.lltlilatiotlL rce lie taken out anitld thi
Iclie' iretored to 11its normal conoitio.
hearing will be destroyed forever, niec
*:caes ,ut of ten are caused by Catarrlh.
i" hichl is othling but an ineiamed colc
.. diticn of tile mnucous surface.
We will give Oine Hnldred Dollars for
a. any ease of Dvafnes (caused by catarrh)
that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
b Hclid for testimonials free.
W. J. CINEY & CO., Toledo, I)
lIt Sold by all Drugglist.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consttpatlou
The beauties of the Season and ele
gance of Fashion, we have just receiv
ed a large stock of these fine shoes.
We have them in Button and Lace,
high and low cut, pattents, tans and
dull-kids: A4 u s
Come and see them, they please at sight
DUCHAMP & DUCREST
We have just receive
a complete line of
Base Ball Goods,
Mitts, Gloves, Masks,
Balls, Bats, in fact
everything needed for
- Come and look at our
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