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THE WEEKLY MESSENGER.
4LL KINDS OF JOB PRINTIN; T S T I C E T )T ALL ',sisurri'oS $1,tH PER ANNUM VOLuME 34. Si. MARTINVILLE. LA.. MAIIA l 22. Il¶19. NNMBERS 6 SClimatic Prepared Paint, 100 Per Cent Pure SSold Subject To Chemical Analysis $ DUOHAMP HARDWARE CO $ AGENTS tj 4~ '$ Committed Suicide. --o- Mr. (Jscar ()ttement, 53 years of age committed sulcid'* Monday evening Iy shooting himself in t he head with a shot gun, at the home of his brother in law. Mr. ,Jos. Verret. just out of the town limit. Mr. Ottemont, we are in formed lived in Texas, and after an attack of the flu, remained un well, and had come here with a view of improving his health. It is presumed that his mind had been affected by the disease. Church Fair Easter Sunday. --A play is being rehearsed by our young people, which will be a part of the big fair, which will he given on Easter Sunday for tlh benefit of the Catholic Church building fund. Large prepara tions are being made for the fair, and we expect it to be one of the biggest affairs ever attempted here. --Mr. Palmer Bienvenu, who is manager of a large department store in Alexandria stopped here Tuesday on his return from New York, where he had gone to buy a large stock of goods. Mrs. Bien venu and young daughter were here while Mr. Bienvenu was on his trip East. I)r. IR. F. Thomas who had been Ixcated at Cade for several years. haI this week moved to Parks. Laizaire Bienvenu - ST. MARTINVII.LE, LOUISIANA. o_ FIRE INSURANCE and /l RHAL ESTATE Agent ' Big Reliable Companies M SOb.L'IT M PAltr Il YI)Ik HSINI . mammmmmmmmmanIU11 ýIM aMiJM4 On Thursday another conference was held in New Iberia between a few of the leading citizens of .Jean erette and some business men to discuss ways and means of taking over the Trolley line operating be tween the two cities which last Sa turday was knocked down to Mr. Alphonse Davis, agent, for the sum of $15,000. From what we have been able to ascertain a ma jority of the committee are of the opinion it would be more feasible to operate a motor line instead of the Trolley, and in that event if the rails could be plurchased at a reasonable tigure plans might he shaped to justify the organization of a stock company wigi this ob ject in view.-N. I. Enterprise. 8100 REWARD SloO The readersC of this paper will be plea-rH to learnu thatI therei at least one dread ed disesasir that trge'inel has beeil able it, cure ill all its stagest ai that liait reatanr h. 'atal rh beinig greatlyv iinilurelel t,) .cointittutlioiaIl conditions requltIs r4on sttluti.ual treatllent. lall's ('Catarrh Medicilne is taken internally and nit thru thel Bh.t li thel 1I iwoui' Srfiace Of the S'ystem therelbyv eust.tuilg tit fouln ,atiolin of tlii dlileeie. giillg tlel pJatient strength by bluhling up Lithe .ntilstllttioon andl anýI sti ig il.111iie 111 fio ing it- work. The prtIo itoirs ai iio mlsUthI faith i inl it liii 'tat , I, l. 11 Ill [lall's Catarrh .edl|l, ii e that it. y It 1 One Hllludretl I ,llar- fir anyv c.d1,i to:lt it fails to t lie. , nt'1d flur itit ,f t'-t' - monoials. Auleshis 1". 1. h111N\ h:1 , Ct. Toledo. Ohio.: S ht Iby all I rIltiugt. "; It's a mighty goal thing fo' all o f us that mosot of ius alre it aas lad as the rest of us inliagilne. IN THE VICINITY OF VLADIVOSTOK Showing an American Y. M. C. A. man distributing bars of chocolate to Czecho-Slovak soldiers in Siberia. The Y. 1I. C. A. gavet chocolite. cigarettes, etc.. to the men on the extreme front lines and sold thleml c'lsewhe're. Writing paper, pens, Ink, moving pictures, concerts, etc.. we're always free tjo the men. Because of the very heavy expense incident to shilppin1 all kinds of supplies overseas and then hauling them to the front, the1 Y. M. C. A.. ordered by the war department to charge cost plus transportation, was in sonie cases forced to charge the soldiers more than the same goods would haIv cost them in the United States, with the result that the orgeanization has Iheen severely criti cized: In view of this criticism, the army olticials fina.lly cane to the Y. M. C. A.'s rescue, with the result that the boys overseas are now buying canteen supplies in many cases much cheaper than they can he bought in the United States. "GOODIES" "FOR ITALY'S FIGHTERS _. . . . . .. The above picture was takenl in Italy and shlios st '. .\l. (:. A. caunion loaded with giood things for the soldiers. The driver has just taken his seat sand is receivinlg final instrucntions before, starting out ,on his toutr of distrlbu tion. The transplortation iproblemnl was onel of thlie great est with which Ihe "Y" haid to deal. At one timne, for inlstance, thile orl':lnizaltion sent a shipment of an even hundred atltotrucks to France. hlt on their arl'l'rivl eighty-five of them Srce commasndeeretd by the' rlllmy. Men. food and nlllllitions were molre int iportnnt to Uncle Sam then thaln cigarttttes,, aell l;t ' an.d clt ,hewig gum. allll as a result many a "doughboy" was (depllrived f his "matnin's." Those were the clays when most anybody. especially if thlat .nci,hedy hiaple,'uel to be a "Yank" at the front, would ndmit that lSherman was a tc othte ly right. "MOVING DAY" ON ITALIAN FRONT - , lh e phicto above, ,ot of I lie, Ia tess inal Silthe lsili iit fri nt, sh.ews a number of Y. M. ('. A. workers :nd soldlers taking the makings of a "Y" hut to an Isolotltll lnrin ist sci :t it ican be Iput up. It gives ian illuminating idea of sonie (ef ilthe dcliliiiultics incitdent to war work. Ls" WI- 1)() ALL KINI), (F JoLI PRINTIING --Tlh. i;urts of the Sn)ow engine whic'h are. bro,ken since several days have 1)111n delayed by the factory, iull willl pr)obably he here solie tinte nex t week. \V'e learti that Mr. TJos. \egas wh, had clargt. ,f Stella planta. tio,. will resi-.ni his position on 'ti,,unt of his health and will for stltou timi'. Ie with his son-in-law, Mr. A.\hill (inudin..Ir.. near town. \ r" . Dlarlinhg of Batot. li, .Lti' was here. Saturdlay anl1 Sundaly with her husband MIr. I)t;liug who, has Ilee for several wee-ks heret in the life iisuranc, lbusiness, representing the Kansas City Life lnsurance Co. Mr. Lucietn 1'. Uienvenu is back hiomie from New Orleans, where he had blro'u,.ht his wife to undergo n opernition He is glad to say to his friends that his wife is im proving very fast and expect te le back home in a few weeks Mr. and Mrs. G. Wade Burdin entertainel a few friends to a luncheon at their new home on the East side Monday night. Among those present were Misses Verna Knight, Hilda Burdin, Mr. and Mrs. J J. Burdin, Mr and Mrs. G. Wade Burdin, and Messrs. W, D. Potter. Louis Bienvenu and Reu ben Bienvenu. Mr. P. J. Fleming has received several letters this week from his brother Lieut. P. H. Fleming, who was attached to the American Ex pedlitionary Force stationed in (Germany. Lieut. Fleming said that he would be on his way hohle when the letters reached home, so his friends expect to see Doctor Fleming back home in a short while. " Mr. L. M. Fournet. p)resident of the police jury triedi to work the Millan road last Sunday with a tractor and grader, but while the surface 'vas hard, dry and rocky, the bIott,)m was too soft and the work had to )e given up until it is dry enough to be worked. METHODIST LEADERS RETURN FROM FRANCE Three prominent leaders of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, have just landed in America, after spending two months in Europe, where they went for the purpose of investi hating actual conditions and deciding upon a program for the expenditure of $5.000.00,. which sum will be allotted to European uphullding by the Cente nary Commission of the denomination. The three returning church leaders are Bislop James Atkins. Chairman of the Centenary Commission; Bishop Walter lamhuth. who has been in AEu rope for nearly a year in the Interest of his church; and Dr. W. W. Pinson, General Secretary of the Mission Board. Dr Plnson and Bishop Atkins re turned to the headquarters of the de nomination at Nashvillse the latter part of the week. and Hishop lAmbuth went directly to his home at Oakdal.e, CalI fornia. While the plans for the Europeas work have not been announced as yet, Ithe returning members of the commis sion say that they have mapped out a very satisfactory program and that flive million dollars of the Caeutenr fund will be expended in upbuill schools and churches in the deve tands of Belgum, Ita andl Frt