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THE WEEKLY MESSENGER,
ALL KINDS OF JOB PRINTING } JUSTICE TO ALL . SUBSCRIPTION $1,00 PER ANNUM VOLUME XXXIII. ST. MART'INVILLE, LA., FEBRUARY 1, 1919). NUMBER 51 Don't Get 2aught Do not wait for the $ $ rush to buy your Goal. $ Place your order with us now for immediate delivery. Fine Lump 2oal. $ DUCHAMP HARDWARE CO Children's Rights. o- In the home life never forget that the children have social rights and the chief among these is the right to laugh when they are happy, to cry when they are unhappy, and to make a noise. A healthy child is always active, it must jump and scream fall down, cry when it gets hurt and jump up only to repeat the same thing. But to keep it still means unhap piness and nearly, if not quiet death. Let them be gay. This is their element. We always class children, birds a.d flowers togeth er. And why? Because they should be equaally beautiful, in nocent and happy. We should never rob childhood of its ideal loveliness. Let them play and he happy, but teach them self con trol. God's estimate of self coln. trol is this: He that is show to anger is better than the mighty and he that ruleth his own spirit, than he who taketh a city." Con demni your children only when they are really wrong, and then as gently as possible, but be sure to commend when they do right. A little praise with a child goes a long way. A child may be very provoking but not wilfully bad. Attributing bad motives to a thoughtless child has ruined many a little life. Just mbame less and praise more and we shall have bet. ttr children. Especially as most Laizaire Bienvenu ST. MARTINVII.LE, LOUISIANA ' t s FIRE INSURANCE and REAL ESTATE Agent Big Reliable Companies SOLICIT A PART OF YOUR BLbINES .................. mmammammmMg of their faults are copied from their parents we should exercise the strictest charity for verily "Charity doth cover a multitude of sins."-The Enterprise. Railroad Track Bad. 0- -The continuous rains have so thoroughly soaked the railroad bed, that the track on this branch gives out almost every day, caus ing much delay in the running of the train. It is necessary to run slow and notwithstanding this the track sinks, and the ground is so wet that it is almost impossible to make repairs. Mr. J. G. Broussard who is now in the oil business in Cros.ley was here several days this week visit. ing relatives. He says the muddy condition of the streets in Crowley are worse than they are here. Patriots PIeny Bqyless- Serve klss Eatonjy3meals aday Waste nothing Your guests will cheer fuWly share simple fare Be Proud to be a food saver MANY HOME COMFORTS BEGIN WITH GASOLINE Supplies Farm Homes With Lights, Fans, Water and Cooking Conveniences. "We have almost forgotten that just a few years ago the only uses found for gasoline were those of cleaning and cooking," said E. B. Do ran. assistant professor of agronomy, Louisiana State University. "To be sure, grease spots are still 'taken out' with gasoline and possibly some corn bread is still baked in an oven on a gasoline range, but, in tUe meantime, our ideas as to the usefulness of gaso line have completely changed. We connect the word gasoline now almost wholly with the word power. When we speak of gasoline we think of power. "And it is only still more recently that gasoline stands for power In the home. The farmer's wife is ooming Into her own and gasoline is the mag Ic word. "We must not neglect to explain, however ,that the magic is brought i about by close association with eleo tricity. The gasoline is the source of power for the small engine; the small engine is connected to the generator, and the operation of the generator causes electricity to be stored ina bat teriee. From this point we branch out into several lines. ltrat, we have electric lights, the electric earrent for numerous small cooking appli ances, comfort from electric irfans, and, by as lngenious type of pump anI tank the only completely satisfaetory system of country water works. "It begins with gasoline. The home comforts of modern farm life are poes sible only because of the readiness and completeness with which this clear, volatile fluid can be utilised." MAKE THE WASTE LAND PRODUCE FOOD Ample Time To Drain Waste Places Before the Opening of the Spring Work. On nearly every Louisiana farm there is some land that is either not used at all or is used In such a way as to produce very little. On many farms therm are patches of low ground which cannot be tilled because they are too wet. Usually when drained these wet areas are the richest on the farm. Just at present, when the cry of the world is for food and more food, the product of these idle acres is needed. This is an excellent time to put them into use. Small patches of wet land can often be dr:'ired at little ex. pense. Between now and the open ing up of spring work there will be ample time to do the work. Every farmer, part of whose farm is unpro duetlve because it needs drainage, should take advantage of the pres ent )pportunity to add to his cropping area by supplying thenecessarydrain age. These lands will produce more than average farm lands. Every prod uct will help teed the hungry.-L d. U. Press Bulletin. CONFINING HENS TO THE BACK YARD A yard surrounded by a five -foot tnce will, under most condIion.. keep chickenr- at home. If the hena show a teoniney to fly over such ., f.nce, the flight feathers of one wing ,hould be clipped. A fence made of woven wire is preferable to a fence made of board or other material. A toard should not be used at the top of a wire fence, as this gives the hens a visible place to alight and tends to teach them to fly over. The larger the yard which can be protvid ed the more contented the bens will be. It not only gives them greater opportunity to exercise, but often makes it possitble to maintain a sod on *he vyard, which ia advlable-Il 8. U. -;sas Balleth WORKERS BUSY ON PLANS FOR VICTORY LOAN NEXT SPRING "Let's Finish the Job," Will be Appeal to Subserlbere and Volunteers In Last Bend Campaign. Atlanta-Foroes are being lined up throughout the country to. put over America's fifth war loan-the last the public will be called upon to absorb the early part of April. The declsion of the Treasury De partment to designate the aew bead issue as the "Victory IAber~ Loan," seems to be meetng with general favor. The name carres the thought of the victory of Asrla eeand her al lies on the battlefields of Prance ler the eause of feedem sad democracy. The amont of the loan will be do termined by the needs of the Trss try Department when the iease is aso thorized. It is believed, however, It will be about six Billion Dollars--the same as the Fourth IAberty Loan. The interest rate of the securities has net been decided but aesurances have been given that it will be attractive from the investory's point of view. "Iat's inish the job" is the appeal made by officials of the, War Loan organisatlon to purchasers of bonds of the previous ises and to work ers. The county organsatons are be ltg reassembled for the last great eSort. In a statement just made public, Governor Joseph A. MeCord, of the Federal eserve Bank of Atlanta, ei,;.;lanu of tie Sixth Distrist War Loan Organization, emphasises the need of another loan. "It was not alone the achievement of our soldiers in breaking the Hin denburg line that made Germany beg for an armistice though I would act rob the fighters of any of the glory, he said. It was the gigantico scale of preparation in America, behind the army; our huge production of arms, ammunition sand ship; our greater army In training bebhind the rtag line, that convineed Germany it was useless to fight any leonger." "By oing into It as we did, a vast sam was spent, but it brought a sav tag In the lives of thousands of our y young men. Crtties have ehawd the Government with "atravagace". In handling war eontreeo. It was this determination to "win at amy osot" that brought the Hun to his knees. It was economy, not only In lives but in money we would have been eem pelled to spend had the war lasted I another year or two years longer." The obligations now outstandlng for this enormous production of materal! must be met. That is the reason it is necessary to raise more money c through bonds even though the armis tice has been signed. Amerieam sold iers still are in Europe and ustil they have been brought back and the bills paid, the public's duty to the Govern ment wUl not be fullflled--the job will c not be finished. DEMAND FOR GOOD RAMS GREATER THAN SUPPLY "The demand for Shropshire and I Hampshire rams the past season has been much greater than the supply," says G. P. Williams, sheep and goat specialist, Extension Division, Louis lara State University. The Livestock Extension office receives many In quiries for rams of this type, but not often can we put a finger down and say: 'There is the ram for you to buy.' The minimum weight for stand ard Shropshire and Hampshire rams is 175 pounds, and the weight of the ewes should not be less than 14) pounds. Ram lambs offered for breed lag purposes should weigh not less than 10 pounds when from five to six months old. The man who is lookin7 for breeding stock of either of these breeds has a right to ask the breeder to produce the goods If he wants the prioe. Don't pay good money for a black-faoe animal unless he carries I the weight and the troad chest and rump that the standard eclls for; don't buy a Sbropshlre or a Hamp - shire pelt for the bones it holds, for if the breeder can't produce a stand ard animal, the beginner's chances of doing so are small. If breeders wsant a bit price let the buyer do mad a big sheep." Sisters Schools Re-opened -.---.o---- -The schools of the Convent of Mercy were re opened Monday af. ter having been closed for two weeks on account of influenza among the boarders. We are pleased to say they are all well and there are no more cases at the Convent. Boungt Town Property. Mr. C. J. Gauthier has bought from Mr. Dan. W. Voorhies, the property near the railroad which Mr. Gauthier and family will soon occupy. Mr. Gauthier bought the property in anticipation of the gravel roads which will make it easy for him to come home every day. Back From France Mr. Zerben Bienvena who has done active service in France re turned home last Saturday. Short ly after joining the army Mr. Bien. venu crossed the sea and was im mediately sent to the front, and was on the Mense sector, where he was lightly wounded in the knee and had to be sent to the hospital. He participated in the last fights and was on the firing line at the time the armistice was signed. DIED. Mr. John Marshall, private se cretary of Governor Pleasant died in New Orleans last week, of pne. monia, following influenza. -Mr. Achille Patin received a message Monday that his 'oldest brother, J. A. (File) Patin, had died at his home in Lockport, La., of heart troubles, at the age of 70 years. The death of Mr. Jerome Mou. ton at Lafayette last week was re ceived here by his many friends with much sorrow. Jerome who was a brother of Mrs. A. G. Gou las of this town, spent his boyhood days here and was considered as one'of ours. Tuesday evening at 1:40 o'clock, Mliss Philotmene Cecile Hebert dited at the age of 15 years and 7 months. Miss Hebert was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hebert and died of influenza efol lowed by pneunmonia. She was huried at three o'clock Wednesday evening. Charter Amendmcnt. Extract fro tihe Stockholders meet - lug of Bank of St. Martlivillehild Jan.. 14, 1919. The folluwiug anmeldmemnt to the Charter of the Bank of St. Martlivilll was adopted, viz: Be it enacted that Artlc:-. th if th,". h('arter of this Baik Me and the same is htrebly amended so as to read as follows,. viz: ARI'ICI.K Slh Time affair of this corpmatlon shall be mn;,age.l by a board of nine dirc tUrr. thlm**, mimealmber hl i be a quornum. who ehall Ie el.rctsl at the anmual meeting of the stockhli,:ders held for that purpose. Eah share sh:lil be entitled to one vote;said board of directore s hall ap poilit sll the officers amd employs.m of thimis corporation. fixA their salarie and bondlls. aind make and ordali all neces sary by-laws for the managemint of the staire of thie corporation. ALsBITa Bnr.wu. Cashier. Rt. Martunvttille, La., Jan. 11. 1919.