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""" - - - - - - - -- - -. - -. .. ...... ... . . ALL. KINIS OF JOB PRINTING , IT S T 1 (' E TO A TsRIr $ION 1,() PER ANNUM VoLLu J XXXIIIr . " ST. MAIl'INVI.LL .. LAE.. Iill'\I vY ,. i! ''. NvýMBER 52 J -- I llll ll I II l IIll i l I1I l I $ Don't Get 2aught $ Do not wait for the rush to buy your 2oal. $ Place your order with us now for immediate delivery. $ Fine Lump 2oal. $ DUCI MP HARDWARE CO Our Neighbor's Troubles. (Abbeville Meridional) d Municipal ownership is not the a irridescent dream of scientific gov- 81 ernment it was once cracked up to s! be. Bad judgment and bone head- k ism are often its most striking fea- d tures. Abbeville is having some ri trouble with its water and light a, plant, but the New Iberia Enter- li prise has a tale of woe which puts h to blush. It says: -- "Since the d installation at the Electric Light C and Power Plant of the new crude I 350 horse power engine, the resi- b dents within two blocks of the building are unable to get their si nights rest due to the terrible in- r cessant vibration produced by the , heavy mahiine. Crockery and o other wares cannot remain in one I place. In fact we have been in- tl formed that glasses and plates ac-' e tually work off the tables and fall a, to the floor while the bedsteads' s are in a constant tremble at all , times. The residents in that neighborhood are all up in the air: over the matter and want imme diate relief from the nuisance. No doubt the engine will effect a great saving to the City in reduc ing the fuel bill of the Plant and ii ultimately will save thousands of h, hdollars with which to reimburse y, the City for the investment, but tl som!ething should be done to stop tI the vibration, otherwise, what was! ri known as a residential neighbor- w hood will be unfit to live in if a ti Laizaire Bienvenu ST. MARTINVILLE, LOUISIANA. S'" --- FIRE INSURANCH and RHAL •STATHRAgent Big Reliable Companies SOLICIT A PART OF YOUR B1SINh s change is not made. It is unfor tunate that this particular ma chine will have to be operated both day and night in order to keep up a water pressure. Years ago a standpipe should have been in stalled here which could have been kept filled with water during the day hours and smaller dynamos run to supply the electric current and in that event we do not be lieve an engine of this kind would have been needed. Thousands of dollars would have been saved the City which has gone into smoke. In the first place it would have been better had this Plant been set up in some secluded spot out side of the City rather than in a residential neighborhood. Of course it is tot late now to think of making a change of this kind which would not be practical since the entire Plant is set up. How ever, the thing is nerve racking and the citizens are entitled to such relief as will not interfere with their rest at night." Water High In Cypress Island. W\e are informed that thei water in Cypress Island is quite- high. being out of the woods, but nt, yet covering any farnning land, and the planters of that section hope that water will not continue to rise so as to interfere with themm when the weather will permit them to work their lands The Sole Survivor <i ' I A to,:thr befure ter sonas dead bodies i" h, ,oods of Etchmfadzian, Russian Caucass one of the regions of the N ar East. where the Germans and Tt'ks ,have 'ontverted a rich country into a land of famine and misery. . . s ill be ask."d )to give $:, ,OWoi.i0o for the relief of those war .. .n!uaiu n for that I)puiii laving been planned by the : r t .i-f in the Near East. The drive in the Soiuh. "',.':I 3-10. 200 flules, Mares and Horses ( Government Surplus ) TO BE SOLD AT E. N. Resweber's SALE STABLE St. Martinville, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11, Rain or Shine Hirsch, Auctioner. Private sales will be made to those desiring. Come look at the stock. j'% do all kinds of Job Printing Business At a Standstill. I ) tei th, [i'- had weather and bad roads we see. very few country peo pie itn town. tho,se who come, have Ieusiniss thaIt onmpel them, to risk till. hardihip of the roads in their pr'esl'nt ('onl lition. Everything is ipra'tic.ally at a standstill, and Iasiness in v&eeneral is suffering aill( a large nlutber of laborers are cloiilg nothingl, Iand, with all that, thi we atliher is not brightaning. Church Committee meet. The Excu.tive ('ommittte of the ,hurch. lhe.hl a ICeeting last Sun (day and a committee on building was appointed, a committee on tinarice, and a commuittee on en is tertainionmnt were appointed. The ,''nilI,,itte i ,n building well go to a ':.rk wit: out delay, consulting an ' architect antd discuss what ought to, lbe dolne or what can be done with iithe church andl what im. privm,.nit should be done, with Iplns. slie"ifi'ations and the ap !,r,,oitll. cast. Whlien this is done :Ioii aiejopttd., the other commit tee,, will comenmtnee their work. - It rained heavily from early Sunday night to Monday morning, everything was covered with water Monday morning. \V e have here alIouts a good many imaginary eaperts, who have ideas of what they could accom. plish, and if put to the'test would prove absolute failures. You most linot judge the ability of a man from his talk, but by his accom. Splishments. Mr. L. M. Fournet, who is now presihdent of the police jury, has lannounced his candidacy for the officte of Sheriff at the election to Iee hield in April 1920. So far Mr. F,,urnet is the only candidate who has made his announcement for a puLri~lh iotfiet ftor the coming elec. tim. The roals between St. Martin ville anld New Iberia are impassa. Ide and yvet we learn that the poe. tail dlepartn'iwnt has refused to per m)cit the carrier tio suspend this route during this rainy spells. "Surlely thl'e postal authorities have ilt ife'a of the condition that eziqt, sil we cannot see how the carrier caniI ctlontiznue. Charter Amendment. Extract from the Stockholders meet ing oif Hank of St. Martinvilleheld Jaie. II. 1'919. The followinig aienilmint to tre I) chrte' of the Haink of St. Martinville waq a;doptrel, viz: He it enacted that Artic , 5thl ef tIhe ('hartler of thl Bank he auit tlhe aiue ip lidreley amended no Sas to e, actl as fellowi, via: ARI ICl.I 5th Tie' aliafflre of this colrlpeatllon sIhall ) tbe' nliiau.,ill ti Ia biard of nine dlree tee. ttll'e-' imieUberl iic l be Ia quorum. Swhii -hall Ibe ele.cttdl at the annual mtlei gI of the et~cklelern hoeld for that pumrpoee. SEach shtare shell, be eltitled to one vte; alid boartd f diirector. shall p ietntlt all tIe ollikere amid employees of is r corpiiratio. fix their salaries anud Iblnln,. aiid umLake andl ordain all necee suary Ily-law fr the mauagieme.unt of the nitfaire ,if this corpolation. SALBazT BINVaurC. Cashler. ) St. Martinvile.. La, Jan. 15. 1919.