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ARE VERY SCARCE HIGH PRICES AND INFERIOR SEED ARE THE RESULT6 OF WAR CONDITIONS. SEED SHOULD BE TESTED Important To Know the Germinatle Value and Purity Content of All Seed. We ar' just beginning to realitr that there Is a great scarcity of good planting seeds. Formerly much of our 'forage crop and garden seeds wEr. obtained abroad. War conditions now prevent this importation; our own seed farms are not able to meet the present demand, consequently a high p~~d and often time inferior seeds is the result. Home grown seeds save expense of transportation, allowing much needed labor and time, and space required in transit, for other purposes. In many cases plants from home grown seed show lees susceptibility to plant dib eases than do foreign grown seed They are at hand when needed. The value of a high percentage in seed can not be over estimated. Low percentage of germination not only means there are a few seeds which germinate, but that the vitality of that new plant starting out to grow it very low; it may not have enough stored energy to permit to competing with other plants, and it may soon succumb. Reports of high percentage of germination not only mean that great numbers of seeds are viable, ibut that the chances of getting a root-hold and in competing with other ,plants is therefore greater. A low Iperentage and low or weak vitality r of sprouted seeds, and a high percen tage and strong vitality, go together. L Vigor in seeds is one of the greatest assets to Insure a strong plant. A knowledge of the purity content on agricultural seed is essential in or der to save land from being wasted by planting it to weed seed and to save the time and labor necessary to exterminate the weeds. Certain I weeds produce many seeds, many ,more than most agricultural plants. Alfalfa and clover produce on the average approximately 250, seeds to I1 the plant. The seed production per plant of some of the common weeds found In ILoslana are as follows: Crab grass .................. 89,600 Foxtail .......... .........113.600 Hogwed .................... 85.000 Cockle hur .................. 9.700 Ragweed ................. 23.100 A seed- testing laboratory is main tained at the Experiment Station of the Louisiana State University. where planting seed are tested free of charge for germination and purity for farmers of Louislan and other states. I L. BIENVENU AGENT FOR TIMES - PICAYUNE NEW ORLEANS ITEM Take subecription by the week. month and year. )d WE LDELIVFI I'PRBOMI'LY. I a life asset t the mee yu pay. The ehminaton to yquality of material isu (fs fon e at min N O FORTN ALL TIME. L Kuhowne the world over for superior sewi qualities 'ot sold under any other name. TfE NEW OI E1UWI MACHIE CO,,ORANEUA88 e eSAI 5I v 1ahlve-in-herad ' ,+'s 25Aike '.oior . . -- Ga li The Lo' D Electrically E .-.-ile S LURABIL A - -.i.. chevrolet L:.:i,;-.;.r-! unusually light, strong cor,: .'. vwith the powerful valve-in-head mo:o. . Chevrolet constri:ction, through superior design r and selection of r.aterial. 1;uts the grentest possi ble strength i-.:to the srmaKesc dcsirable weight. SI Chrome Vanadium Steel is used wherever strain is met. It costa us more, b-t it :erves you better. No other automobile so v-ell answers the needs of the farmer or small tow. man. '.1 ih i:i ower ful engine, super-strong construction: and liht weight, the Chevrolet i'. right at h ,me bn all kinds of roads. It save; your time, multiplies your usefulness and help: cu and yours to enjoy life better. Chevrolet Motor Co. of St. Louis Distributor James D. Ca(they. New Orleans. La. Local Dealer Lejeune Garage. New Iberia, La. .... '.. ' . ...... . . ..'..ay nb FOR CHIEF OF POLICE. " I announce my candidacy for Chief of Police of St. Mar rinville for the election to take place May 21, 1918. Terville Bienvenn. SAVE $1.5o d Make 3our Healing Remedy at homue. Get a 50c bottle of Farri&s Healing Oil, add it to a pint of lii seed oil anui you have a full pint of the best healing remedy that umo a ney can buy. It cures old sores, r woul(nds, cuts and scratches. We ' sell it A. L. Durand & ('o. e - A full line of Straw Hats and SI'ahn Beach and ('rash Suits are now ready for your inspection at K. Schwartz. SHERIFF'S SALE. r 1'psrrl Ci .' l A Ig lilarl N,. 11642 .-I ate .f maltlamliisltala , airisll of St. Mlartila 1I Ith Judlicial District Court. I Hy an i rder if ia * izurae andil sali eoned ..tl Iof tihe ltIth Judicial District I 'ourt. ill and tfar the Plarish of St. Mar uill. S:ateo LomImianII a, ill , t above' eIn IItial d ul nuimlrid ar u t;dated tlhi.s 2' jlay of laIiclh 191. I Ihale'.rize'd andll will pro,. md to slla. at Puali Auai sL11 ti hp Inst and high %t biider at the fraiont Iiour of tihe' u 01111 ltoue., bh'er Wel tile 'legal ?alhie hour. (Ii ,. lu. 1-I p. u. . in thei TowI of St. MaI tl,,vlll,, oni Saturday May I !, 1918, ,,lupri.rty. to wit: (. p rrrtuan dlarat of ltuid with all iai ,.I.i, itats tlhrwlo, aa ituale I iln 4lh -.hi IKvd, i'amihi1 of St. lMrtii. State ol I.amtllliaM., nald cUItallllllg Forty-r.ight m1ii1 3 4 ai peats, anit bUnudail as fo-lutiw. to-lit: aNrtlh by lauds of Epl.V TheF ,lnt, Soiith b i)ands ift Jcarph Theriot.t Y;-t- by lall-. of CelIstilla Roe, uand f'l't by lauds I Ji .. laerli-it. s'mvs tl o Iiielll.f' abol writ. 'TFarumi minI ilidtioias - caula. Thern dtf- tllie. 1is l4th day ofa Apr.I . Asu. I. AsrIN. Sahe.rift. I Attention ! Have you anything for sale, such as Farms, Mules, Horses, Cows, Automobiles, in fact anything, list same with me at once. LAIZ AIRE BIENVENU, Real Estate Agt. t ' i ij" emS*4 II C E. What Your Bond Purchase Will Accomplish. ke' i 'The following figures give one a definite idea of what his or her loan to the Government by thel. purchase of Liberty Bonds will a. complish when used by the War at Department: o (One $50 bond will buy trench n knives for a rifle company. or 23 of hand grenades, or 14 rifle grenades, o- or 37 cases of surgical instruments s' for e, listed men's belts, or 10 cases e of surgical instruments for officers' belts itd A $100 bond will" clothe a sol Sre dier, or feed a sold'ier for eight at months, or purchtasee 5 rifles or 30 rifle grenades, or 43 hand grenades, or 27 pounds of ether, or 14, hot water bags, or 2,000 surgical need. les. A $100 and a S50 hoad will clothe and equip an Infantry so,l i dier for service overseas, or, feed a soldier for a: year. lip Two $100 bonds will purchase a ethorse, or mule for Cavalry, Artil lery, or other service. s's Three $100 bonds will clothe a soldier and feed him for one year in France. or buy a motorcycle for a machine-gun company. Four $100 bonds will buy an X ray out-fit. One $500 bond will buy supply bicycles for the headquarters com a pany of an Infantry regiment. Ship-Builders Wanted. --0- America needs 250,000 volunteer ' workmen to assist in the building . of ships - of this number Louisi Id ana must furnish 7,000 men. All classes of mechanics. artisans and common labor, colored or white, .1 are eligible for this service Ad. dress The Ship.Building Commnit 1. tee. 804 (ravier Str., New Orleans. * . J. B. LiURDIN & LRO., MANU1.CITUIEKtb Uk RED GYPRESS LUMBER, SHINGLES, CISI'ERNS, SYRUP BARRELS & BRICS, AND CARRY A LARlih S'TOCK OF Long Leaf Yellow Pine Lumber Flooring, Siding and Dementleo OUR PRICES VERY LOW. V (PALL ANtI SEE US AND SAVE SOME MONEY -j -,-------------------------------------- T'E SOUTR'S CREATEST SCHOOL SO.LE COLLEGE. NEW ORLEANS, LA. Should be giten the ber tralar to pe i pare them for scce a binaess. 1 Persomal lastruction :'ree mplo-" met Dgepartment. Los.plete College tnk., College Store and Wholesale No mlsrepresentatioas to secure sta dents Through the success of its 23000 former students. Soule College Is recogulsed everywhere as a WIde Cesfal sch ool. exo0. soULOf solrs. SMAN\ MEN THINK THEV HAVE INSUR 4 ANCE WHEN THEY MERELY HAVE A 1 POLICY. FI RL makes cete) maIn think: "'What company carries i iy risk " I'he answer may determine the property owner's whole future. A clean record through one hundred and four years backs the state ment that a HARTFORI) FIRE INSURANCE POLICY means a prompt. cheerful payment of an honest obligation :: :: :: . TELEPHONE P. A. BIENVENU, AGENT, Agency Established In 1903. Mobilizing a Nation's Fighting Strength Great militjry cities have sprung up all over the land; and linking these training camps, avia tion fields, coast defenses, naval stations and even most remote points where our forces are gather ing, is the Universal Bell Telephone system--ink ing each with the other and all with the depart ments at Washington, . Upon the declaration of war the Bell system was placed unreservedly at the disposal of the government, whose already enormous demands for telephone service are continually increasing. Likewise, unprecedented are the service require ments of private business, which necessarily must be subordinated in times of emergency. So far as the local service is concerned we are not only unable to increase our revenue by ac cepting a volume of new business, but we are in the awkward position of seeing our service suffer and our present patrons inconvenienced. The delays and inconveniences due to the conges tion are more embarrassing to us than to the public. Any sacrifice we may make is accepted cheer fully and if our difficulties are reflected in your telephone service, we ask that you bear this in mind. The patriotic American public can co-operate nost effectively with the government by discour aging unnecessary use of the telephone. CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY Lcorporated H. (ALLOI. MANAGER 'Do not borrpw your neighbors paper this year, subscribe for it yourselt, it cost so little, $1.00 for the whole year.