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A Breau Bridge Idyll.
Cineinnatti Enquirer. March 11
County Clerk Dalton reeelve many
letters from persons who make very
strange requesta. But the strangest one
was received yesterday from a ran wh
slg a himself Ir. R. Hanks, B, ex b
,;i.,g.. ,t. lartin Parish, LoIu
The letter is as follows, bed spelling a"
every thing veratim :
March tih. 18L.
Ma. DAurn. DLrOx.
Clerk of the boart CaeiIanti Oh
will y.,u be my friend in helplag me ot
with my love a fair if you help out with
my request I will pay you LOlo in
cash money. all I asko yo to answer to
those that I will reftor to you. in re
gards Icame. from Clanelnattl Ohio and
write as thee your or my realatioos an
swer to those names I will request youe
to a.swer. Now if you will be so kind
to sare my lover I will pay your money
cash and I will come see you soon as
I can please help meoom as I want to
get married. Now I will tell you my
ressens why of asking you this favour. i
this Girl Says it I ame frame Cincinnati in
Ohio a get up curspondease with my l.
relations. She will marrid me. If you to
will do me this favour bair in mind I s
will keep this to my self if you will beso m
kind to do this writlng four me I wW m
pay you your money sash I am from Cia- A
cinnatti Ohio Quite A Bey I am pretl
cing medicine a Crole abourhood. She
has others admiared I waunt to But he
those Croles time youn ned net be unease
the will not be any invsilgation madeall
pou have to do as I ask youin lmy ltters t
please coel In me in this matter I will
never ftorget your kindmne please an
e er me soon I mea no harm in doing
this I want to get my lover I will pay
all the postage expenses nail Hoping to
bear frome soon I remain as ever yours
respeelfully. DP. J. R. HAux.
Nineteen deaths, from hydrophobia in
Paris were recorded las year. The Ti
youngest victim was a girl 5i years to
old and the oldest a man aged 63 years. It
h every ease the bite was above the
lower limbs almost exclusively on the
heis or fae.
A Boy Kurderer.
A Y.oug Pied Killeall his latives
An Omt, Mo., speeial to the City Item
dated March 10th says : Willie Sells, 15
years old murdered his father, mother,
brother an £ sister, thirteen miles north
west of here. The father had his bead
crushed and almost i severed from the
body. The boy had his throat cut and
head chopped off. The girl had her head
o crushed In. The mother's head was
Serushed in and treat cut. Willie Sells
stoutly deal, s the crime and says that
an unknown man entered the house and
to committed the set. When the boy was
)O s :rehed his nuder clothing was covered
- with blood. The boy is thought to be
A Boy With KOrnL.
Nathaniel Tingle, colered, eare here
U from Georgia, and two years ago mar
Snied. He was known as the "goat" be
eause on his head, in front of the ears,
we:re two short protuberances whieh
borea reemblaae to horns. Mr. Tiagle
gave birth to a baby, sad it abe ta%
horas. They are now over two Inches
Slong and with them h e clld deens it
self In uarre', meh as would a geat.
A phiyselan ys he bors are of bme,
but esnd be removed without danger.
A1l peads oet rinr
A Malay gentleman regards the use of
a deek at tables asdirty and disagreable.
odoan't know into how many moaths,
it has been inserted. It might have be.e
washed and scoured, but you don't knew
that some lazy servant has not negoeeted
his work. On the other hand be sys :
"1 know that my Angers are elean be
muse I wash them myself and I am ere
they have never been in asybely
meuth bus my own." We smile at ths
Malay's way of eating but hasn't he a
pretty fair ehance to mile back?
Col. Jerome Bonaparte, who new l e
in Washlngton, is. verytall, ae lek- H
ing man, but he has no of the Napo
leon family resemblance. He is always w
treated witb the greatest amonat ae t
eourtesy and distnction by the dip H
matle people, and isin recipient of much 'i
more attention from them than other S.
American eitiaen In Washlngton.
Are hair-brained people oevr bld
Sth ml h old d waveod
the matrimeal winter. o
A aloserry is to he put over the RI
lhrseshes at Igara. d
Soietey badges are little worn, com
pared with the extent its custom former- tb
ly ebtai , d.(
An exchange has the headline : "Nigh
Time to Reform." Not much. Day time p
for reform and night time for fun.-Blu- t
When a good dog bites a bad man pity at
should be about evenly divided.
b DEALER IN
d Dry Goods,
F ocy Goods.
and Family Groceries.
A sps eaty o Ladies faaey goods, such
a FlIwe PFwaths,eornaatents and all
kinds of tarimta g for ladi.s hats,
Livery and Feed Stable.
Main Street, t8 Martinsville, La.
STATI Or Lo'IsIAxA.- PARISH OF ST,
MAR^Ir. 21st Judicial Distrikt Court
LEHMAN STERNE A Co.
By rlrtue of a writ of seizure and sale
hatned I the above entitled and num
bewed aut sad to me directed by the
Hon. 51t. Judicial District Court in and
for the Parish of St. Martin dated
February ard 18A. I have seized and
will proceed to sell at public auction to
the as d andI Mghest bidder at the Court
House door in the town of St Martins
ville between the legal hours on
SATURDAY THE 3rd DAY OF APRIL
A. D. 18t6.
It being the arst Saturday of said month
the followin desribed property to wit :
A tractof land in the Pariah of St. f
Martin in ths State, near the town of
Brax r e froating on the East aide
of Bayonl ,meaaurng7 arpents f
on said Bayou, by forty arpents in depthi -
and be bounded on the north by pub
lic road leading to the forty arpents in
depth, on the south and east by lands
of rancols Leblanc, and on the wet
by said Bayou Teche together with said
land all the buildings and improvenments
thereon, Lptton Gin, Gins, Presses. Ma
ebinery, EIngines. Saw Mill and Machi
nery, FveCreole Mules, One Dun H1lm,
3 Gentle Oxen, 12 Heads of Cattle. iN
ning utensils and all other articles of P
personal prperty attached thereto and
thereto belonging to satisfy said above
mentioned writ. Terms and Conditions.
Sheriffs offcee this 27th day of Febru
ary A. D. 1886
T. L. BROU$SHARD, Sheriffl
OF ILL [II
at THE MESSENGER Office.
We have just received a
fine assortment of light tinted
cards of all sizes.
All work will bb neatly and
We guarantee entire satis