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-- - Stop at the PLANTERS HOTEL. IEUROPEAN PLAN, SI UP. Dauphine and Iberville Streets. A. D. STEWART, Manager. The Weekly Messenger, PU ,LI E.U D 1 VERT A'IURVIAT AT I SIT. MAR'I'INVILLE, - LA. ALBERT BIENVENU EDI LAIZAIRE BIENVENU wEDTORS School Board ()Official Journal sa Subscrlption $1,oo a year in advance R, hti SATURDAy', April 26, 1919. If The Fair a Success. Thi, big (Churchl Fair given t'a- ( turday and Sunday last was a Iig success, the several conimitttees and all )tpersons COnLttCtedl with it lit had determined tol make a success Y" of this enterprise and hIal easily won the gotxl will and support of ,, our people, antd every departmenlt vi of the fair was in good shape whIet the opening time came', andl briusi less and plelasure were in full w' Ia sway all the tlime The fair in all it, 'tlepar: ine'tts was well patrontized, aun Ille p,.'i ple spent their m nI' ey li't rall , to At night. at tlhe Iieniv'enu ()pera lotuset, a betltiful play, thliie Pride of Virginia. was givein iy local`t talent to a crowdetd ihouse. and itas ; g(Mo a play waits given as could have IVen expente d Iby pro-I fessio, la -. lithe play and v'aule- f" vilh aictsl, were highly attlreciated. Thei grtss tnomunlt realized was N over $2,10)0 which will leave tlhe nelt aitiut in the tneighilorhlital f of $2.000 whiclh is Corntsidered by d all as very satisfactotry. I The colored people also gate l a Fair the sallmlie diH for t Ite saill purl,,,s,., atntl realiztl a ).r,,ss r airtottunt of over $.(0) whirh will probablly leave a nt aitunnut of about $400. The courtesites ,f ita mall andi r trivial churacter are thle tnes which strike deepest ti the grateful anti apptreciatinig heat. It is the pi cayune cmplimenls which are the mosliltSt appreeciateld, 'on Mtre tlhan ithei double ones, which we smile timies pay. Hlenry ('lay. State Superintendent Submit Recommandations State Superintendent T''. I. la Ir- I ris was in, cornfetrence with Ithe mnembers ot the Schoitl , or,l laist Friday. and submitted thie ftld Iiw inil projects ,tt the schli,,l oltiials: 1st, the estallishmnlut of a surin iner normal for the Mininig of the negro teachers of our lpiut Ish, 2nd, the oi n ,o chool dis trict inu the tifth'third wat nIs with thet olbject ,f ,errecting high s'hools at ('celia and l'arki. 3rd, thet aipoint nitre' of ,.uper visor for the elenimetllary grades in the parilh. 4th, an orgsanizd t ftort to teach soic of the adult Iillitrahtes in St. Mltartin. 5th, at, increase' in .alari.s in thle eumployees. All of thest reconttiteiltdations were not tcted ulin 1ey the idhi cials hut will be cou;iderted at ;a1 later date. ) LOCAL NEWS. Mr. J. J. Fournet of Lafayette was on a visit here Wednesday. -- Mr. Lucien Ducrest of Brous sard was on a visit here Thursday. -Mrs. Carlos Blanc of Baton Rouge is on a visit to relatives here. Ex-Chief of Police Claude Tho. innas was here Sunday to visit his family. Messrs. F. Z. Power and Ernest Flertie made a trip to Bayou Chine this week. Mr. Ralph Maraist retur'ned llhome this week after serving one year in the navy. Mr. and Mrs. Frank DeBlane of Loc.kport. La., were erre this week visiting relatives. - Mr. Raoul Martin of Oil City was here this week; visiting rela Inti\es and friends. - Mr. J.. A. Reswilbr, Sr.. and Mr. (jeorge Reswehber nmade a trip to New ()rlhans this week. Mrs. Albert Blienveiiu and Mrs. Gastoin 1)anulril speniit the day with relatives in Lafayette Tlles day Mr. and Mrs. L. C. lBoucliard of New (r)l'eas are here spending a few dlays at the homne of Mr. R. Martin. ('onme antd visit the A'me Re freshment Parlor on its openingl day, Saturday April 26. Dewey Fournet. Messrs. Avery Landry and Wal tter i)nsplit of Port Arthur, Texas were hlere Sunday visiting relti ibyes and friends. Messrs WV. I). Potter and Harry Knight of Hotuston. Texas. were here to spenlld the week end with relatives and friends. M r. AlaIn lilleaud (of Broussard was here Sunday, Mr. Hilleaud is Ioiiw aittending 1'ulaile and left the lsamle iiight for New Orleans (;et your Spring suits at K. Schwartz, the leader in Gents fur nishing goods. IUp to date styles with low prices. Mr. W. S. Thomas of Port Ar thur. Texas. was attending to busi ness here this week, his brother, e Mr. F. M. Thomas left with him t to, pend a few (lays in Port Ar thur. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Olivier of Arnaudville were here several days e this week. Mr. Olivier being call ed to the iel-side of M1rs. Cormier his grand-mother, who is very sick at the home of Mr. C. M. Olivier. In the D)emocratic primary ele, tion held last week for municipal " otficers of the town of ,leanerette. F. J. li)ruilhet was elected mayor over F. ,I. (Gainuie, the incumbent. t. Iy a majority of seven votes. n WANTEI) (;ood milch cows at once. 'See J. A. Ledoux, St. Martin ville, La. We do adil kinds of Printing Adequate Telephone Rates Are Now Needed. For more than two yvers It has been evident that tIre inlcreasing csts o o peration. caused by the increasing costs of labor, materiai anu services, would necessitate a readjusltmelit of rates and c larges for telephonse srvice. Present telephone rates were tl.,d at a time when the costs of operation were much lower. The costs of present day labor and material is reflectl I by the iz .re.svl cst to tihe public of all service and commodities; and the higher costs for those elements of telephone operation inll turn ake a readjustuirut of telephone charges even more urge nt. Plans to secure a revision of rat.-s have been complet d by this company at the time the United States Govern meut assumed coutrol of its lines lan.l properties on August 1. 19i8. 'l'ie United Slates Government now, after actual experience in the operation uf tthe properties, luds the sae needds for increased revenue to prevent an actual operaL ting loss, which the company fourn aw. A continuationuu of telephone sl,u rviit at tile pre-ent rilte' up to thlis time has been possible onlY by the complete utilization of the normal suoplus fIeilities maintained by the Bell System. and par tly because of new aud more econo mnical methods of operation which niave ieenu titoduced. We have effected every possible tco nomy and utilized our plant to the limit. so the only way the Government can secure additional revenue is by an anljotment of the rates. Operatiom by the Government has verified the urgency of the ueed of addiiouual revenue to meet the g'eatly increased cost" of operation. The rates for telephonle service unecessary to preserve the balance between revenue aud expense will, on the average. result in a small increase as cuaapared with the increases applied during the past few years to all oJher com uodtites and services in general. CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY, INCORPORATED. Ghurch Fair Netted $2,396,03. --0-- Just as we went to press, we were given the final results of the Hair. The total for white and co lored amounted to $2,396i,03 net. Attempted Suicide -0-o- Willie Birch of thle second ward ,f this parislh attempted to) coml mit suicide Thursday by shooting I his neck with a knife. It is baid that he might recover TAX SALES. S!att' of i.|,lliIatnI. Pariah of tSt. Martin. I 'ORIlIPORATION iF ST. 11AlIINVil IE. I)IK.I\Q'NTS TAX IE K ErH m . By virtue iof the uthllll, it" 11m lUe ted hv the ('anat&itltiii and t .al ia w~ f t ht italteof tLouisiatla, I will aoffr fr lll at theI frionlt oolr f ,tie City' iall of this Plish. in St.Ma li·oRvillv. La., itlh In the legal Lo:mlrs fir ju'lictiali salca. Is - 1inllinlg at tlw hiour of ItI o'clock A. 11.. Saturday May 24, 1919, $a111d e(*tiniUd n,1 t s'ls oni¢eewel tit iday lintil stal saleq ainare lupletut, all iut movable alind movable on which taxeat are noiw hdu, to the 'iorporatiou of St. Alartinvilll. as per a,aa-tnent, for tlis year 191$ together with intereat from Jainuaty Isl. I9I'. at the rate of 1(0 per cent per aninum until paid and all io t t, isL follows. to-wit: %% ,,I'I 1 KE.Ti'f Laurent Tiliv, ltr'h Giary street. eaat4 it Martin street .soutih Delamiioutl..aye. we-t ainu $15.'5 Artihtar Therit. ni ir, h Hi '.nvenll, a. it Same. south liamill i street, we-L Wa. hingloi street $7;.l00 WH'l't. I ASi' Arthur Waterhuat e. noil tth |Ilan,u. easit Bladilo, oullah Bladol,. west RoI $27.7'9 CO)LOREI I\ % EI' .Jma. Auibry, nortli Bridge strert. vast 'xall. south Diugat. wp l Laiiiait $1;.31 Kiliae Broulllsard, nllorth Jaiulil. ait Baler, south Ilandatolphe. welt Ealtli a-rlomir, Cnarline, Jeffersaii st. Pastlt fIelchaauil, south Clthulch. we.t Beelsid $3 31 flotiore DIniti, no, th Badtion, east Kir Igallnu, south Voti, estL Viier street 63.31 MUoaroare Mtadionu, north (ireeine. eait Sdail. south Hytecinth, west 'theatre at, St. SMartinville. La.. Apt il 19, 19119. I idtnetfy lDelabouesy, Sooretary VICTORY LOAN 'of WORKERS' MEDAL : cil gf of bi I it Ib I t I t Medal made from captured German cannon, to be distributed among the best workers in the Victory Loan cam paign which began last Monday. For-' - ty thousand of these will be distributed • in the South, the awards being made I by the zone chairmen. VICTORY CAMPAIGN STARTS WITH BOOM; NEW LOAN POPULAR interest At 4?% Per Cent And Four Year Term Pleases The Public Atlanta. Ga.-The Victory Loan Scampaign has got off to a flying start, to jtMge from the telegrams pouring in c upon the district headquarters within the first few days of the big drive. That the Sixth Federal Reserve District will go over the top with a bang is indicated by the early results, though it will require the co-operation of every citizen to make success assured. The announcement of the terms of t the Victory Loan did a great deal to inspire subscriptions from those who I invested from a business standpoint as well as from patriotic motives. The notes pay 4 3/4 ., the highest interest S1 WE DO ALL KINDS -OF JOB PRINTING of any of the Liberty Loan series, and are payable by the government in four years after date. This high interest and the short term makes them cer tain to remain at a high figure, finan ciers say, and there will be no dan ger of their dropping to a discount. Secretary Carter Glass has announc ed positively that this will be the last of the Liberty loans. It will pay the bill for defeating the Hun and bring the boys back home. The campaign all over the district was opened with parades and great celebrations. In Atlanta the central part of the city was more elaborately decorated than ever before in history. In several of the larger cities the "fly ing circus" of airplanes fought mimic battles in the air high above the streets. Secretary Glass is to deliver an address in Atlanta on May 1. Chairmen all over the Southern states are reporting that the Victory loan is easier to put over than they had expected. "Our people have not lost their pa triotism," they report. "There was an apparent apathy. We had begun to believe the public thought the war was all over and there was no use in subscribing to more bonds. But we were wrong. The American--city man, town man, farmer,-is willing to pay his share of the war bill, and he is proving it." That is the patriotic side of the mat ter. On the business side, the short term bonds or notes appear to strike the public eye favorably. The average man is more willing to tie up his money for four years than for a long er period, and the fact that the gov ernment promises to pay in four years makes the securities more easily ne gotiable at full price than if a period of twenty years were involved. The quota for the district is $144, 000,000. Several counties reported arly on the first day that their quotas had been reached, and asked for Vic tory Loan honor flags, which are to be awarded to every community over subscribing its share. The fair and square individual quota system adopt ed by many counties helped to carry them over the top on "Volunteer Days," the first two days of the cam paign. In the Third Loan campaign every county in the district went over and an effort is being made to repeat this performance this time. NEW EFFECTIVE REMEDY FOR POULTRY LICE Sodium fluorid, a white powder, will t destroy all the lice on a fowl. It is 3 a new and effective remedy. One application, costing about half a oent a bird, does the work. Pull direo tions for applying it are given in e Smers' Bulletin 801. This bulletin a·ls tells how to keep the poultry houe free of mites. It may be obtained b_ writing to Agricultural Dditor,. outs e iana State University, Baton Rouge, t La.