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VOLUME I. ST. MARTINS LE, LA. JANUARY 8th. 1887. NUMER 46.
The Next Crop.
We have now entered into the new
year and the planters will soon be prepa- n
ring for another erop, but somewhat dis
couraged, The Messenger advises the F
planter and laborers to renew their con- Ii
rage and east aside the trials and dip- C
pointments of the past year, and plant P
their plow into the soil with the firm de- 8
termination of making frst of all, food P
crope, such as corn, potatoes, hay, fodder n
vegetables, fruits &c., and raise their T
meat and poultry, in order to sustain n
themselves on their own labor sad not to tl
depend upon advances of provision and u
money at rates whieh are far beyond n
their meaam. And when they will have '
atb homeall the necessaries of life, then b
they coald plant a little eotton, cane or t
ether money erops, and in a very short b
time the planter will be independent '
and prosperous. t
Chapu of Crop. b
We are informed that several laborer's II
who made cane crops last year, will I]
abandon the cane culture and plant cot
tea the coming season. The laborers do ,
not like the present system of the owners c
od large plantation, to make cane at
ifty eent per ton for every cent these
gar will be worth, that is i sugar sells at t
4 eets per pond the cane will be worth
we dollars a ton, which they consider too t
Changing the Jury System. -
The mstria in prominent criminal I
eases lead to a thorough review of the
Jury system and suggestions of changes
to secure efficient public service.
The practice of rejecting jurors caps
hie of reading and posting themselves
on the incidents of crime, keeps out of
the jury box some of the best qualified
sad most judicious men.
To begin with more rigid law in rela
Aion to jury service, to prevent business
and proessonal men fromhirklag their
duty or frivolop proexts would licresse
the Inatlligence of the average jury.
A jury ought not to be deprived of the
power of returning a lawful and just ver
diet, besause one or two obstlaate. or
corrupt men determine to violete the
spirit and letter the law by a refusal
to coanur with aajority orthreefourths
of their fellows.
Trials of criminals are always costly
affairs, and all obstacles to speedy trials
should be removed for economy as well
as justiee's sake.-N. O. ChoCele.
The N.O. States is peunding away at
Mr. Gay for his vote on the Morrison tar
i bill. It is straage that h a stane
Democrat a Mr.esy shabuld slide over
and vote with the Renblaau, but he
does it like a ittle man. The prote
tirnisas all belong In the epublican
olumn, d bar Cbngrpssman ought to
stay there-8t Mary Review.
Mr. Gay has beea set to Congres by a
sugar growing people, and his duty is to
protect their interest, Mr. ay has dane
his duty by voting against the Morrison
billand has the approbation of the p30
pie of LI Distriet.
There was a heavy fal of snow in
Shreveport, Minden, Farmervills and
Areadia, ., ad in entmat l Msiippl.
The depth of the snow was from 4 to O
Illustratives of the "ups" (at the cost
of course, of some one else "down") on v
Wall street the following is going the as
One of the handsomest equipages on ce
Fifth avenue was driven by a young pl
Irishman who arrived in New York from
Cork, a few weeks ago, with $500 in his
poetkelt. He had come to see the United
States and the $00 was to pay his ex- di
penses. One of the acquaintances he t
made was a Stock Exchange magnate.
The Irish lad had a story or two, ew and
sueeulent; the Stock Exchange man liked
them and an off hand frledshrip aprung I
up forthwith. The Stock Exlchage man
was a bear, and the youth from Cork th
was invited into the ranks. Ia went m
his $500promptly. He didn't have long
to wait: little by little the stock market
began to split; soon it was wide open. r
The O swelled intoe 6000 In a few days; In
then itgrew to twice 600 and whean
Wednesday's crash came the figure don
bled onceagaln and 0,000 stood to the a
credit of the mere chit of aboy who had hi
never expected to handle so much money
in many a year to eome.-N.O. City Item.
Congressman Gay wants the free entry t
of certain articles of sugar-making ma- n
chinery. Mr. Gay is not above raking in d
theadvantages arising from free trade
when they benefit himself and the quar- a
tar of million of people whom he re
presents. The other ,70,000 people In
the United States are of course left out of
the honorable gentleman's consideration. a
The other 1,710.000 people have Re
presentatives in Congress to represent
their interests. Mr. Oay is representing a
the people of his Distrit, sad it is his
duty to take advantage of everything b
that will be to their interest.
The Police Jury met last Monday.
We have passed through a old spell of d
weather this week, there was a freese
for several days.
The Messenger and the Maylower of a
Yarmouthport, Mass., one year for $1.
The social ptherlngat Judge Mouton's
resldense st Friday was greatly enjoed
1by those who attm ded.
SThe Volina Cordial Co., of which we
publish an advertisement, has issued a
rbeauty in the bshapes of an Almanac,
Swhich can be had at A. Labbe & Son's
I drug store, where the medicine is sold.
A very enjoyable soiree was given at
Mr. Jeremlah Fittgerald Friday night
last, and was largely attended by the
young people of the town.
r Mr. Paul Blenvenu, one of the finest
Sshots ofthis place, has killed 80 wild
ducks in o anda half day hunt this
a week at Lake Catahoula. Who can beat
0 this record ?
Delightulf was the hop given at our
friend E. R. Knight, Wednesday eve.n
ing. Those who attended had a most
m pleasant time.
The Sunday Law was generally ob
served, evey place of businee was closed.
Some of our people are very bitterly op
n posed to the law, but will not resist it.
d The town was entirely desertil, and
L looked dull nod sad. It is generally be
9 lleved that the Sunday law will greatly
injure the lmiesa of the town.
Gab. Gardemal has an extensive and
varied stock of plantation supplier such p
as plows, leather collars, hanes, trace a
chains, hoes, and in fact everything no
cessary on a plantation, at rock bottom a
Miss Blanche Broussard, the charming l]
daughter of our popular Sherif, Mr. T.
L Brousard, gave to her friends Tuee- is
day evening a deligattful soiree. We ex- tI
tend our thanks to Miss Blanche for her y
gracious invitation. "
The Steamer Queen City was in port a
last Wednesday with a light freight. o
This Is the first trip of the Queen City for
thelast few months, and if the beyou re
mains at its present stage, she will run
regularly througout the emaon.
Mr. Adrian VuillemoL formerly of Io- a
resarville, has moved to this town, in the el
building lately occupied by Mr. .E C. .t
Sereak as a Photograplhi Gallery. Mr. I
Vuiliemot will shortly open a grery ti
store wherehe will be pleased to serve p
his friendsand the publie. h
The Scientific American pblished by
Mm &a Co., New York, presents weekly
to Its readers the best and meet piaHle
record of various improvements in ma
ehlnery while the adentific progress et
the ountry c In o way be gleaned
so ell as by the regular perusal d itsg
Our popular friend, Mr.C. A. Thom,
anw reiding in Rayne, and pblsher c
the AadlSemtinel, paid a a p aprre-a
ted visit Sunday last. Charley apeab
in high term of Rayne anad her prospects
and is well plesed with his w hoe. -
The pyoung people ofat this town oergan
Iusd an imprompti soire at Dehaumph
Hall la Sunday, but owing to the s
yere cold experlened at that time the
attendance was not large, but those who
attended had a boas time, as the sore
was very enjoyable. The young gentle
men of this town propose to organine a
- darni party every Sunday evenin.
Wednesday at about twelve o'edoek, an I
eM colore an asied Bob, well known 1
I adllked la this tew, was struck by a
violent attaeke appoplexy, we presume, I
while earrylng a saek tton seed ea
his beck, dropped the eek, and llU to the
ground ded. Be had been w~rlng at
the Oil Mills r several daysad was in
Spaerfect Iood health.
The residence of Mrs. Nuekol's about
a mile ad a half above New Ibera, was
totally destroyedby fire on the night of
the 3st.ult. thel rigin o the ae issp
Sposed to be cendiary.
Two coldred m were killed at the
Salt Mines last Friday by faling down
the shaft. They fell a distanee nle -
Sty feet,one being hilled' ia ntly andthe
other living a few hours. They wer
new hands, having gone to work only
aa few hours previous theaceldenat.
Mr. Nelson Newman, a prominent elti
sen of atahoola prish was iled by J.
It F. Robertsoe,aleoa promineat gentleman
near Trinity, La. The cause of the tra
gedyis aI to have bena feud od ag
P- A fast express train runnig at a speed
t. of 63 miles an hour eolided with a freight
id train near Republie, Ohio, and eared a
e- frightful erash o the trains which took
Sire and were entirely coumed ; about
twenty persons were killed.
An appeal for releu to the people ot h
United States, is mae by tweaty ne
ssoutlotd Teas. Thirty thonad peo
ple who, o a emoat of droth have fall
ed tomake any erop, and are nla mst
Ueetitute oaaditon, and suffer immense
ly from eod sad hunger.
A most brutal murder was eommatted
ln Donalsoaville, In broad daylight, upon
he person ot an old lady by the name of
"rs. Bouilager. The murder was com
mitted at bout 10 o'eloek a. m. and the
can*se i upposed to he robbey as the
old lady had some money in her house.
An old phyolelan retired from aecive
practice having had placed ta lh hands
by an aEst India Mieusoary the ormala
of a slimple vegetable remedy for the
speedy and permanent ear ot Coesamp
Item nBrmenitb CatarS, Asth mad all
Threat ad Lung adetlon after havingrl
thoroughly tesed its wenderful ouratlve
powers in thomaends of eas, feels it
his dutym to make it know to bhis suffer
ldg fellows. Thseeinpsmt wee to all
who may deshle It with full diretima
faor preparing mad moeesetlly rilag.
Adress aming this paper. Dr. K. B
Cameto erand street. Jersey city, New
wugin - m eemmek oo.
i RIB JIL
MArrm. I Judicial District Court
CItslm's Bank ot lotelsam
J. W.A Jes. Nrgms.
y virtue of a writ nt stsel amd ale
asred In the above eatMiled and s.m
bered suit and to me dired by he
HIon . 2stJudll Dic tri Coust oaud
or the Parh ot S Marti dated
December v lt 18d S. I have seind aml
wmId t ohe soel at puble auction to
bevrll between the legal hours on
SATUUmAY the 5th. DA of FssEBRUr
A. D. 18.d
It befor the r atrday of tid month
the f1 lla g descr bed property to wit:
A tract of Ind I the pars of st.
Martinle beloen to Jle . Norgre at
vCypress tameS.ur four arpeutA
V. A. Foumet, outDh by t18 hose of mn
Landry, East by those of Martial Ben
e, abe dw by the t bthoard of Pltd o-nt
A other tract of ld n aski Par
ti n belo to J. W, A Joe. Norgress
two hondred and eighty
si supercal acres, bayaded Nortr by
baonded heir s of Mrs. V.A. Foornets
Vouth by those ou f . Va W lby t e East by
those o T. L. Brthsard, West by thoie
os J. Norgtes above described, together
wih ad m all Improvements agd
bz s h reod res bod aNd th breto
Svtor, 1 Potato dloer, Rollbd, tCo-er
ten 4 American Mles, I Horse.
Sold to satisfy said obove mentloed
Terms and Conditions. CASH.
t Sberl's olce this 31st. day of DNeem
Sbert A. D, 1888.
T. L. BROUBBD, Sherlff.