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L. J. GARDEnIAL
Dry Goods, Notions, We
Etc. Etc. buys
Main Street pri
St. Martinville, La.
J. J. Burdin & Bro LEy
Manufacturers of (
Louisiana Cypress, I
Pine and Ash
Special Prices On Car Lots
L. J. FOURNET Buy
PORT STREET A FA
P. J. FLEMING, A I
Duchamp & Ducrest Th<
l)ealers in Hardware, Furniture. Go,
Mattings. Ruzs, Buggies, Station- nist
ery, Cr,,ckery. Saddlery, Paints,
Lime. ('cement. Coal Etc
ALBERT U. OLIVIER
Contractor and Builder
1B Bridge Builder on Piling
t ENERAL MERCHANDISE,
Largest handlers of FA
Louisiana Pecans. CO
TECHE MOSS FACTORY
3x and Ix .MOss GE
,I )S. 1h )USSEAtI, Proprietor Ri
;GE(). S. EASTIN
NOTARY PUBLIC, ABSTRAC- 1JF
T( )R OF TITLES
ANI) REAL ESTATE AGENT.
GEORGE GREIG & C()
- Dealer in
AND PINE LIUMBER
T. L. BIENVENU
LIVER Y. FEEl) AND SALE
Real Estate Agent,
L.arge and Small Tracts of Mi
Louisiana Lands for Sale.
T..I. LARHE, I'RESIDEi I' J. l;. BROUSdSARD, CASHIER
. I. RFIEII(EHR, VICE I'REYIEENT A. C. GAUTHIER. AS~T."
Commercial Bank of St. Martinville
A Strong and Progressive Bank Which Meets All Re
quirements of Its customers With a Spirit of Fair i
)ealing and Promptness :
DID£ETOS:; T. J. Labbe, James Simon, J. 3. Broussard, A. G. Goas, 0. P. Blsweber.
B. L. Fournet, A. L. Domengeaz, J. 8. Gonsoulin and Dan. W. Voorhios. a
We are converting catalogue kno
buyers every day in the year. thot
A comparison of goods and hav
prices invariably makes a per- trin
manent customer for this store hal
A. G. GOULAS, tlo
St. Martinville, La. I
LEVERT IERCANTILE CO.,.,,,
Dealers in sct.he
Groceries, General s"
Merchandise and ,.,,,
S. J. OONSOULIN, Manager the
LEVERT LA. pwr
Buy Your Farm From The Owncr While ':
The Price Istiw St
A FARM; 1'0) acres on Bayou Tre.che, on
the road to New Iberia, 14 wnile from of
St. Martinville $45t),,) ill i
A FARM; '23 arres '4 nile from St.
lMartinville, unimproved 4501.(tK) of I
A FAiRM; 210 acres !4 mile from )De-La
('roix Station; 3 miles from St. Mar pI
tinville; three houses. one large barn. day
o(0 arplnt+ highland; 4') acres drain
rd miarch anld wood land. %ery suit- Ka
able for catttle raising andi general th
farmling 8 1t0 i00. l01)
T. J. LABBE, so
ST. MARTINVILLE, IA. -
The Leading Clothing, Dry
Goods, Notions, Gent's Fur
nishing Goods and Shoes
ew era eotel
M. M. VOORHIES, Proprietor
St. Martiuvillo, La.
L. V. SIMON
FANCY GROCERIES TOBAC
C(), CANDIES, FRUITS AND
E. W. BIENVENU lin
GENERAL LINE OF GROCE- a1h
RIES AND FRUITS, ETC. Br
FRANK F. FOTI Sol
JEWELER - OPTICIAN AND So
E. N. RESWEBER
LlVER1Y, FEEl). SALE STA- 1
BLE, AND UNDERTAKER e
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S E. VI'ILLEM(OT
LAWYER. ABSTRACTS. T
MO()NEY L()OANED ON F'ARMI
S DAN W. V()ORHIES
ST. MARTINVILLE, LA. T
IPHIS J. FOU()I'RNET
of MILLINERY AND NOTI(ONS
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Wherefore, for the first time ca
since the great war of the Six- (*
ties, lands are offered in excess h;
of the demand. Until the to
e knowledge of this condition is trl
thoroughly dsiseminated and a tl
demand created among those of
having both judgment of in- se
trinsic values and the money to s&
e back their judgments this see- ti
tion must remain a bargain hun- ci
ter's paradise. i
But, given the land, the eli- or
mate, and the practical farmer, al
there remains other factors for n
* coinsi4eration. Markets, trans
sportati, facilities, highways, f;
schools, churches, healthfulness, lii
social conditions, and many d
other matter enter into the ii
consideration of the settler or tl
investor in a new country. T
These willall l be taken up i, 1
the next three issues of this pa- ti
per. I want you to get now the p
lay of the land itself.
E EXCEPTIONAL TRANSPORTATION. V
The Parish (or county) of tF
St. Martin lies 120 miles West
in of New Orleans, the largest city
/ in the South, within a few hours t
of Houston, Galveston, Shreve- x
Sport, and Memphis, and but a f
". day of travel from St. Louis and v
t- Kansas City. The Main line of a
al the Southern Pacific crosses its k
southeru end, while the main i
CLAS8IC PARISH COURT HOUSE
. . .. . * -
.. . . . ° I
line of the Frisco runs just p
above its northern boundary.
Branch lines of these roads tra- si
verse the parish from north to it
south, and one of the principal V
i Southern Pacific divisions crosses t,
the centre of the parish from d
east to west. v
On the east the parish is 1b
Shbounded by the Atchafalava ri- i
ver. a natural, deep water "
stream, carrying an immense
river traffic. The world-famous 1
Teche, navigable its full length, l"
runs southerly through the .i
centre of the parish. Literally 11
there is not a spot in the parish V
over five miles fromn a river land
ing or railroad shipping point.
There is not a spot that has inot 1
two compeoting points of ship- I
ment within five miles. t
That indicates a good market, i
does it not? There has always I
been ample market for the stan- "
dard crops of the section, cot
ton rice, and sugar cane. There "
e is today fierce comlpetition for
every one of the newer crops,
cornl, potatoes, hay, cabbage,
3 etc., that are now being grown
L1 in a small way.
S SOME ORDINARY PRICES.
1r Irish potatoes today, May 10,
n. are worth $1.2.5 per bushel;
e cabbage is worth $16 per ton,
corn is worth $1 per bushel;
;s hay is worth $16 to $20 per c
e ton; these prices net cash at the
is track, and buyers c!amoring for
a them at the price. Yet more
e of these crops were grown last
i- season than ever before in this
0 section. In fact this is the
f- irst season we have grown more
c- rops that we could use right
here at home. Is there an Iowa
i- or Illinois farmer who cannot
r, appreciate what such a market t
s- And the land. As said, the
s, famous old Teche is the centre S
s, line of the parish. Its imme- a
v diate banks, except for low-ly- (
1e ing hills in the southwest, are
>r the highest lands in the parish.
,. The Teche never overflows.
it The famous old oak at St. Mar
a- tinville, where Evangeline is re
ie puted to have rested, half way
fown its shady hanks, has never
c. wet its roots in the highest wa
rf ter of record or tradition.
st No RUINOUS FLOOD.
tv There are lands in the parish
rs that overflow in exceptional
e- years but there are no such
a floods as recur annually in the
id valleys of the Mississippi, Ohio,
ºf and Missouri rivers. So far as
ts known, no humnan being ever
in lost his life from flood in this
Yet it is well to take the pos
sibility of overflow into account
in purchasing lands here.
Where it comes it makes a nas
ty dooryvard. It may even
drown a few hogs or calves for
you. Almost surely it will de
lay the planting of your crops
in the spring, or it may destroy
completly sone winter crop.
Lands subject to overflow are
not worth as much as other P1
lands. You should at least
know what you are getting. A
man who buys land anywhere
without seeing is a bad gambler. DI
WET LAND EASILY DRAINED. W
And do not confuse overflow
lands with those that are simply LA
badly drained. You can con
trol your own drainage if that
is all the matter, but you can
not control overflows. That is
a community or government un
dertaking. You will have no
difficulty in finding out which
is which if you make any half
way investigation. There is
ample record of the water le
vels available and the overflow
lands can be exactly defined.
Some of it is mighty valuable at
Sthat, anld if you know what you
1; continued on last page
Ceneral Merchandise and
R. J. GARY 00., LTD.,
The prices in our mail
order list cannot be
beaten by any catalo
gue house in the coun
t try. Send for or come
in and see our fine
stock of Merchandise
- and Shoes.
St. Martinville, La.
Duchamp Hardware Co
Hardware, Plantation Im
r St. Martinville, La.
h Cash Groceries
`l Main Street
St. Martinville, La.
O. P. RESWEBER
St. Martinville, La.
Pavia & Domengeaul
Dry Goods, Notions.
St. Martinville, La.
E. A. MARAIST
KNIGHT a DAVIS,
I- LAND AND TIMBER
It St. Martinville, La.
- J. R. Olivier, D. D. S.
" Surgery and Office
e- Labbe Block
P St. Martinville, La.
J. L. BEEYT, M. D.
er PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
ot OFFICE HOURS 10 to 12-2 to 4
re J. A. AZAR, M. D.
DISEASES OF THE EYE. EAR, NOSE,
THROAT; CLINICAL LABOBATOBY
WORK A 8PECIALTY.
)w OFFICE HOURS 9-11 a. Im.
)l LABBE'S BUILDING, MAIN STRIET.
8T. MARINVILLE, LA
at A. P. SILLAN, M. D.
is ST. MARTINVILLE, LA.
h J. S. MARTIN M. D.
is PORT STREET
le- St. Martinville, La.
ed. P. H. FLEMINg, M. D.
at BRIDGE STREET
Y St. MartinviIe, La.