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ou JUSTICE To ALL. ; o
t . Si. MARTIN\SVII.E, LA. SEI.TEI;ER I ith. I886. NUL'.BnER 29.
St. M'.rti't a Line.
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1, , i, · oI.,,~ " ri1 . t l~ the deie
, *I -r ; tI . hie i lari-hy iTt tcll t le
i "u:".'--i 1 t .. *., *tllr ifo ' which I llmeets in
S.. -i 1 th[ I ,I i any Ilta l'rilr t
f., : ;vtry l wIll take I'art o that
:1,, `: a in; ntlty ihaver trully repree.l
,iItr.har' a:t,.r i 't t " a it will have in
, . p'1 b i *l i,':.. ver few, it iunst
I'" 'l ::!, d :tr,, -: Illi,' s o,'v. erin,, to :,l:tee
S 1^ ' I- , ' i vinl.( that t1her i- dis
i .; i t t:' li'e ratire r:n ll; hut
I a : '" r, tneit a tlarmed at it il.igntll
I°r:ellre all the ,am".
ITh,' l). ierratie party as a Imatter of
fh'it \wL.. II lser mlore united tilan niow.
The, mi,,tlinlf tl-lmlorrow will hear us out
EITLRTAINMENiT AT LOREAVILLE.
LaTt Sunlday the 'n,.wt. urfr of this
tiwli gave an ie'tertaitllntl t at Loreau
ville, fIr the h. :te lit of the St. Jo,'ph
'Ilhni: l, of that town. The attenldance
W-;. large., alld the beltertainll enut very
attr:Ietive in relry particul.ar. aind was
rendered mitch miiore attrative, and bril
liant,i by the pre-enee iwhiniid tihe talles,
of the chartsinl and lovely Mis .Telnie
l' ue t,.ii, iie'e' of the Rev. Father.
\li-s, Comghlain was assizted by .'v,.r!d
Sh:r:lilg aladl anmialle young ladiesi of
.Lortlmille. wihom we have ecaloei tihe
llil"ei, who have addedh greatly to the
eijoi) ient and steess of tihe soiree. The
entertainlment wast a decided success
:l.alcmrably, arid we hope financially.
'," extena our sintereet thanks to the
gie'l Father Coughlain for his kind
attl itiotnc . .
Ihle soiree gimell at J.ule Simon's last :
Thursday. by the Ladies Aid Isciety, for
the lbelefit of thel Episcopal church, was
a granmd suetei. The large parlor and
t lie iallery were used by tihe large numcer
o daiancers. while the beautifully decora
t#t refreshment tables, lighted by hun
dieds of chijtilce lanterns. suspended
here. amnd there in the greens, were dis
lpersed in the yard, and presented a
The l'-ice .Jiry met last Moenday. and
dikcussel at Bsote length the propositiun
that warrants iseued by that body.
should not he received for taxes. The
mIealltwr.s, every one of them, we are
glad to say, took the sensible view that
a *"proumiste to pay" by thie Parish was :as
goesdl :t inle'y :,tul lthat they should be
ereeivabie fur taxes. tell dune.
I Fall not to get the -young contingent"
ST,-morrow % ill he 'sport day." on
tthe race track of this town.
There is soelll. proslcet that the Pointe
Claire bridge will be a fact.
The R.ayne Signal has pa:,ed Into the
hands of Mr. W. W. Iliasson.
BusinellS ha. commenced to revive
and the prIsipet for the fall trade is
Thi' Ladies Aid oeoiety has the
th:iank.s of the .Me*senger. for the nlice
':lke -emllt to this unilictc .
After a vacation of two months, the
Sisters of Mert.y have resumed their
cla:en on the first inst.
We direct the attetion of our readers
tio the' new adverti-elnment of '" Volina
('t rdial." published in this issue.
Alway.- agree with the girl's father in
politics. with her imother in religion.
and everythimng n ill go along -mnilingly.
After a ij,,urn of over a month in
thi trmvn. .Mi.s Loui.e l)eMahy, last
Saturday, returned to her home in
-" Beer on ice at -5 cents a glass at
Every l)ermtoerat .bould see that his
friends and neighbors, who have reached'
the age of twenty-one years and are en
tied to vote are registered.
Our neighblor St. Martin Reveille com
menlmced its third volume last Saturday.
The Messenger extend- fraternal greet
ing and trust it will attain many more
Our young friend, George DeLaureal,
while running ahead of time at Loreau
ville, last Saturday. took a side track,
and was brought to a dead stop-and
had to wait for "' 2."
At the lumber yard of our friend Gab.
G:mrdemal there is great activity.
Friends Gab and Casimir will be pleased'
to quote you low prices for anything in
On a recent trip to Breaux Bridge we
saw boys ten or tvelve years old roll up
their pants and wade across the bayou
at that place. There is about 18 inches
S- Beer on ice at 5 cents a glass at
A few years ago the country adjacent
to the new towns of Rayne and Jenuings
were an ocean of prairie. One could,
ride from morn till sundown and not
meet a habitation. To-day it is filling
up and being settled by an energetic
and desirable class of people. The fer
tility of those lands satisfy the people
who live there: but their fertility is as
nothing to the incomparable lands of
'the Techbe. We have a strong idea that
could our advantages be properly ad
vertised that capital, something very
much needed would flow in this direc
tion. Hence our people must employ
mealllnsll to attrat apital it is not coming
,here unless warmly invited.
31r. ('yprie.i Melance, is having exten
site repairs made to his ginnery in
Grand,.e Pointe. B.-rides the repairs, he
will put in a new gin of the Gulletr make
which t ill give him a larger capacity
to meet all demands. 1'he cotton crop
Itm that neighborhlal is very promislng
and due to the cool weather, the bolls
are opening very fast. and we expect
A few days ago in the swamps Warren
Davis shot and teriouly wunde'd ('oon
Hebert. S.ome lary pvrclious to the
shooting the parties had a -'rumpus" in
the town of Jeannerette. and the shoot
ing was the outcome of that dispute.
It scents that lHebert had gone to
Wa:rren's place and tinding the latter in
bed deliberately fired two shots, fromn a
revolver at himn. Warren quickly got up;
and returned the tire with the result no
Isidore Michel. Joseph Joe and anoth
er colored mnan the name of whom we
did not learn, were arre-ted last Monday
charged witltgrand larceny. It seems'
that these people had been cutting tire
wood off the land belonging to Mrs.
Eug. l)uchamp. without the owner's
consent or knowledge. They had cut
and partly hanled to town something
in the neighborhood of one hundred
Our friend P. N. (Bruce) Broussard,
has one of the best managed farms in the
parish. lie thoroughly understands that'
one of the first requisites of a success
ful farmer i to raise all he consumes. ,
Consequently we see on this place, Afne
milch cows. fat hogs. poultry in abun- I
dance, barns full of corn, stock in splen- i
did eondition etc. Bruce may not have
"a bar'l" of silver, but be is certainly
surrounded with all home comforts,
which is much prederable.
Proceedings of the Meeting of
the Parish Democratie Exe
Breaux Bridge Sept. 9th. 1886.
The meeting was called to order by
ArmasGlliard, President pro. tern.; and
the following members were present:
Messrs. Denis Tally, Armas Gillard, Jules
S. Broussard, member at large, Felix Be
rard, Robert Martin, A. V, Fleming, Cy
prien Guidry, Gustave Ledoux, and T. L
Broussard, holding proxies for Chs. Gute
kunst and 8. Smith.
The following statement was submit
ted and read:
"It is to the knowledge of all that Va
lery Guidry the President of this Com
mittee, when asked at the request of a
majority of the Committee to call a
meeting for the purpose of filling vacan
cies existing on said Committee, peremp
torily refused to do so.
"Tat. when n in spite of this refusal,I
said meeting was called by the membe-s'
composing the committee he failed to
"That, again, when a call was issued
by the Hon. Wmn. Vincent, Chairman De
mocratic Executive Committee 3rd. Con
gressional District of Louisiana, to elect i
delegates to represent this parish at the I
(l'qia·.ltii.n to, Ie held in Franklin on
the 2.,ih. inst.. he wa- asked by Mr. T.
L. liiu,.wtsare to 4ig .t ca li foir a u~is
Imaee tiog for that purlest, he :again if r
reulptomiitly refused. And, after a call
was i.'.ueol !,y t!:e President pro. teu,., of
th:i t'ommntit:ee er a Delmocratic mass
meetiug at Breaux Bridge ,on the 12th.
Inst. for the purpoe just nmentioned; he
then issued a call for a Democratic ua~s
meetinig for the e~lune object to 1 ; ijall L
Gral: .. I'Uiol.e on samie date, thereby
tending to create dieuen'ion in the
"That since this. as alho previously. he
has been routinuously and publicly ali
liating with known Republicans, and
seems tO do so in a manner miost unron
cerned, and ~elcmingriy in open defiance
of moral and political duties and obliga
tions as a tuenImer of this Executive Ceru
"Ti'at to all his object and purpose in
an doing is the disgrace and disruption
of tihe party in the Parish."
In tI. \ of t!:tes farts, on motion of
Mr. Felix Berard, seconded by Mr. G. Le
donx, it is hereby asmiwnmi salf decreed
and declared that Valery Guidry, one of
the members of said Committee, and late
ly the President thereof, is by these pre-.
ents, expelled as such and from this day
forth ceases to be a member or o(llcer of
And, now, as Democrats, striving for
harmony and unity in the party, we ap
peal to all Democrats to sustain us in
our endeavors to upheld pure Democratic
On motion of Mr. . . Ledonx, seconded
by Mr. Felix Berard, and unanimously
carried, Mr. Armas Gillard was elected
President of this Committee.
It was decided that these proceedings
be published in a manner to reach the
On motion duly seconded and carried,
this meeting was ijournsed anbject to
call of the President
C. A. Thomas, Ppsident.
Notice to the Public.
The tiekets essued to Laborers on the
St. John Plantation, marked " not trans
ferable," will only he cashed at the end
of each month, to the laborers to whom
they are issued. The public are noti
fled not to negotiate for said tickets.
G. W. Thomas.
St. Martinsville. Sept. 11th. 1886.
A mass meeting of the Democrats
of the Paush of St. Martin will be
held at Leon Dupuais' store in the 5th.
Sunday the 12th of Sept. 1886. at 12
for the purpose of electing the delegates
to the Congressional Convention; and also
for any Inuainess relating to the couming
All good Democrats arerespectfully
invited to attend I
By order of the Presideet.
President Parish D" r i' ep