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S0 oo JUSTICE TO ALL. s co.
VOLUME I. ST. MARTINSVILLE, LA. JUNE 26th. 1886. NUMBER IS.
THE iME a.BNGER. -
Eighty-four years ge the venerable,
well beloved and venerated priest Ange
Maie Jan, was born in the anient pro
vinee of Britany, France. At the age of
twenty four years betook priestly orders;
and for over thirty Ave years he has been
a guardian angeloverthe people et St.
Martin. Lst Sunday was the sixtieth
saniversary of his entrance into the
priesthood. What pleasant contempla
tions are engendered by a retrospective
glance of the fathtul devotion and seri
tude in the good work allotted to him
here on earth ! To the people his dock
to everyone, he has indeed proved a fa
ther, a wise counsellor. He huas admiai
tered the holy sacrament of baptis to
self, and to our children. And, he l yet
a hale and hearty old man. Pure, an
selfsh, self-sacrifeing for the welfare of
all; faithfully serving his Master, who
can doubt that he will occupy a promi
nent sat by the eternal throne? God
has blessed him, in mre ways tha ome,
notably the bringing of the good Sister
here was ertainly a providential isplra
tion. This ood man, we are moe than
pleased to say, enjoys fair health and has
the promise of many years of ustful ne
before him. In unson with all thepeo
ple, irrespective of creed or beief, we
pray God, in His bountiful benedeeaee,
will shower upon this saintly man His
choicest blessings, and preserve him
among as for many years te eme.
St. Martin Parish.
A Condensed and Plain Statement of
Her Resourees and Capabilities.
Area 18 sare miles; population 13,00.
It lies In Southwestern Louisiana, In the
famous Attakapas region. Transport
tion facilities, by water or raill The soil
vari from sandy loom to eay. The
surface is ge erally level, marsiy in
some places hilly in other The soll is
very ertle. The cultivation to the
lands far threquartesn a aentury,
without the a of fertiliers, has eased
but little, it any, less in their preodutlye
eapacities. In fact,wehav knownan
instance ad it is ot rare ne, where
three diherent rops were harvested on
the sme tract ina the spaeet alne
months. There are a better l any
where under the dome of heave. Any
plant that will grow sapwhere will grow
here. Halfofthe area this perish is
woodland. The s=mps eontain vast
quantities of eypress-aad, oak, gum,
ash,are lithe largest varietyOfvala
e timber. There are seventy vrieties
of wood In the parish. Urge deposits
o guano areto e e ad in the Grand
The climate is unexedld. She Is ex
empt from the extreme cod on the one
hand; and from the torrid hbest, on the
other. Those who dwell here say, it is
perpetual spring. The health otf the pe
ple is the best:
Fruits and vegetables grow In shtR
dasse Closeproxlmty to the New Or
Ms marbeIthold made this an ndm
lage nd to be eas lde. At the prl
at tlme garden track is not tolawed s
a bdmlane to any arge extent.
Fish of many vareties, are foand plh- I
lifufly In the Innumerable streams aid
lakes; and, game, is also abandand la th
praries and wood.
Siac pMle uiaffair the parish Ima
allen into the hands of the properly bhl
den and repreentative man, a new ea
sdawned, ad stre aeesoontabIrlNy
her anris strictly exacted. JastleI
The private and pablis heels ani a
-dla condiemsd *
The peoe are kind, bhspitabe aid
seer ready teader a weleom to Irte
gers. The t raes are wkr l toglb.
er In peace and barmony.
The Catholecrelgis predominatesI
several Pretetant de memualno h e
Ther are two Ineerperated twa in I
the Parish. St. Martiasvine the se if
Justlee, with a population of about I M;
sad eaunx ridage, with a popslatie 'I
In coecasies, we deserve to say, htt
the Pariah ees a ane sd ilr ths h
vestment of pital. Capitalists te -
ing in iealsas are invitd to rt Mue
"This Is a railroad Legislature, si,
last and all the time," says Mr. Murphy
a member dour State Legature he
franknee oft this gentleman is tral
reshing to say the lead. Some p
lie to sail under false olers, but d -
dently. Mr. Murphy is nat of the a -
ber. And the people are under a 0I
and lating obligmties to him for
fI them what they have all alo
ieved. Mr. Mrphy is right. A
ty the Legleature daod nadt ts.h h
railroad, no matter to what etar. t
people are eharinag frm their ggl
eease, a contingesey that viat d tS
mibers are i as hast a itonvlate
The aPoints Claire J p.
That Sterting paper, the New alfi
tatbeprle, id had Its attelidsn esat
to the miserabe, aye, ImpassablMe ad
tion of the bridge which Some the mtp
ties of this article. The Inaermeat ;t
er eoatimporary weouMd haveisheih
edthe truth mch it he had saitda.
thee is no bridge over the counee worthy
the appellation. This paperbaseald
times mentionesd this maser, aliitS
soeldsvely that r towan, wen to
greatly beeitted by seaeieg a S**
that is worth harvintg, but all or eLrt
have bees oft no avail. Like the -
pridwe belire the time is now I
toes to have a substantial bride s
"What eould st them be t eo smli
for want of funda , says the hterpdae,
can now receive more attetio, a the
tinanelal conaditis t both parsles is
much imspoved, and we oedem os
bsuer tothe eoaeieration r tshe ruae
lury o this parish, co.sItet that Itwlll I
oarwlith our aelghbors o of MLartl I
iend eeavor to have this mnak meeiI 1
ridge omtrueted soom." It us hpe I
at the Flie Jury ot this parish will I
lt ia thisL matter at its ast meeting
The Mikado ball to might.
The Sunday law Is mow am aceom
ilahed tct. f
Keep cool, Audlbert's Ice cold beer
Fill do it.
Aad ltis ral, ra, rais. Itis grow
We havebeen quite busy I our job
lepartmet, this week.
The oldest inhabtant is sort of pus
rled over the weather we are now expe
Ten or twelve wituesses in the In
achmment eae left here last Monday for
Theb Convent Schools will close mt
oeday for a vacatlon to two moths.u
Ib schools will re-nop on the lt. of
Neatly printed ball programmes, with
penci, ho., attached, ready for use, for
le at tbis oBoe. You cau buy one,
two, or as many as you msed.
At half past si Thursday evening, thes
peat machineries of the Oil Mill were
itopped. The mll will be stopped for
ibout two months for repaitring.
The regular election oft odcers for the
khado Socall Club takes place to-mor
row eveaing. We are told the boys in
bead havinrg an ice-coream jamboree to
-elebrate the event.
what ebot the eomataat rains wm havb
on the growing ereps, we camaot my,
or we have motmet say of our planer
blends, this week but that It is doing no
ood, we are sadled.
Mr. A. V. Flemig took a Wlng trip
eto opelousas, lst Moday, to attend
the commeaeemm mre s of theCoa
vest shools there, o which his drm
lgdaughter, MlS Carine , is a pupil.
Lovers o the may dance, are inform
ed that the dnoaing programme as adop
ted mm whichb will be observed at the
aln to-light ispri ted lI aslttal books
with penalls attahed an!d for sole at this
ome. Everybody will want one.
Bro.Esa ler'slarmer howsevldeos
of growing prosperity. Of late new ad
veresemseuta have crowded its coluas.
Though not always agreeing with its
views, we pever all to read every line
t. ItIs a good papersd we are glad
too see It is making both ends more
They bore him to his mnther; and he
laid upon her lap umoomsclous tll soon;
his face was ple; he was, oh,so sick; he
on partislly revived. Tell mother,
darling, what belbl you, "the amother
uased. Languldly the darling repied:
0, mamma dear, I masked a cgarettel'"
Two rairoad sotsonh ana vlsng am
bibed a its too freely oa sd eye, sow
ighdl mad, and pulled oat tmspre
paralry to carve one saother. The p.
loemaan jes about that time put In an
appearaee, ad gave them mple time
to gpnoer, by looking tem p I the
Mesrs. C. L. Lacanead P. Beavesu.
the committee of the Muatal Benevolent
Assocateon having oharge do the ar
rapgmme or te esanrsie to begive
on the It. paes., have stermed iem
a trip along the line and lN ate, that
m for the eamtsq iw e s sawed.
Active peparains aes being made and
nothing will be e amssene faor th ema
Sort and pleasue of these attending.
Tkekets m now oasale.
Oscar Praeois a Young sled ac
died in this town Satrday, Jume 19th
oday Jane S., at the bride's pa
rets tais prish by ev. Ither Jan,
Mr. Joseph Coadley to Mies sebeea
FaoM WASmHNGTON TO New
For the occasion of the
Under the auspices and for
the benefit of the St. Mar
Inawes Wahshgeen Tuesday July 11th
at 10: a.. . trslg lasnes New
Orleasm Sdasy Ju l . Nt a. m..
The traln will pean 8tne N muss
afer the eeal tram.
Fare for the Round tp as
From wahNse ............S.... .
," Opdo.ess................... 4,
" Grand C tes .........4.......
" COrenM ................ 4,I
" reessarlfle ............. . ,1
, ones................... sA
. r....s ................... s,
J aje t ................
S Sorrel...................... ,S
SBal ................... ,75
SFranklin ................... . ,
," Bay Sale................ ,
" Pha·tteesiso ... .*......*....
SMorgan City............... 2,1
S Terebone................ 1.0
* Laoche................. 1,0
" Bay des Alemad....... 1,0
" Baoeland.................. 1,
ReIeshme and Lanehes will be
sold on the train, M medsat prsee.