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THE WEEKLY MESSENGER,
Official Journal. - JUSTICE TO ALL. - S$.oo Per Year, Invariably in Advance.
VOL. V. Sr. MARrTIN\i .LE, LA. SvrTknV, MAIcI[ stn. 1890. N . 4.
The \Veekly Messenger.
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DI. C. B. SANI)LRS,
(14 tI % i r) , u'TIIIrs T.)
PHYSICIAN. st'1:GEO)N ,& .A('('(OUCHE'lt.
Consulltatio inii English, Frenlch and ]
N. B. I nquire ait l.;thbe'* I)rigtore.
OtHce at reside4nce. near Railroad depot.
dec 7 1 y ST. MAI INVILIE.: I.A.
Diseases of Women and Chilnren.
E. L. TI LLY,
Physician Surgeon and
Office: at A. labbe A Son'.s drugstore.
tMar 31', St. Martinville, La.
LOUIS J. \'OORHIES, y
A4ttornev-at-Law and Notary Public.
o'. M RrTINVII.LE, : LA.
Will practice alii promiptly attend to(
tollection of claims in St. Martin and
lidjoining parishes. July 16, 1 y
L. A. IDELAURIALE M. D.
Office at his residence
Calls promptly attended to. f
ousultation at his oflice. ap 4i y s
DEALER IN -
?Ftle Family Groceries, ('igars, Tobacco,
Tinware, Hardware, Canned Goods
Fine Liquors and everything
hept in a first class Family Grocery. a
(EAST SIIE OF BAYOU TECHE.) C
St. Martinville, La.
J. W, ECKART,
Watchmaker and Jeweller,
Main Street, New Iberia,I.a. u
The leading rclpair ,shop in the Attaka
All kindIs of Monogranms and Badges
biamondl settings malde to order an1d at 1
teasonable rates. t
A full line or watches, clocks and jew
tlry always on lhfld. i
A select assortment of genuine Meers- n
thaum pipe., cigars and cigarette tubes C
Russia leather cigar cases, fine tobacco a
pouches etc. kept in stock. c
My prices are nmoderate, give me a call
56 to 64 Caaondelet Street,
NEW ORLEANS, LA,.
Cehtrally located near Cotton Exchage.
Large anit Airy Rns.. a
Take the street cars at the depot and t
the driver will put you ooit near the ii
Rotel. jan 1 1 t
P. J. MOITY,
Carpenter, Contractor and Ruilder
arnliture repaired with care, and at P
dhop on Port Street,
jan 9I ly ST. MRTINVIL.L, LA. I
CONVENT of MERCY,
St. Martinsville, La.
This Institute offers superior advanta- t
les to Parents desirous of giving thier r
thildren a solid andt refined Education. f
Terms of tuition, Music etc., moderate. I
Pr particulars apply to
~riTna OF .F Ilf'r
- The bayou is now 6 and 3-10 feet
albIve low water.
Miss Louise Eastin is on a visit in
-Sheriff ;ardemal made a trip to the
city this week on businesis.
--Mrs. Louis hardemal, of Broussard
ville, visited her uncle, Mr. B. Audibert
llon. Andrew Price has our thanks
for the documents sent to the Messenger
The heavy rains of this week cause
great apprehensi, n to the people in the
low lands, as it feared they will cause
the levees to break.
- Dr. Chris. It. Sanders has been cont
iuissioned local medical examiner for
the Knights of Honor lodge of this pla'e.
)Do not forget to send your jobs to
the Messenger office if you want first
class work at reasonable prices.
--The lumber for the public schol
building is being hauled on the spot.
and work will soon coUnwence.
The rumor this week is that Fatther
Parmenitier, formerly vicar at New
1teria. will lie appointed assistant irist
We reqnest the attention of our
readers to the di-play advertisement of
Mr. Chas Even, the ppular young drug
-A serious break occured in the Mis
sissippl levee above Arkm.nsas City, Ark.,
which will cause very serious damage to i
that neightorhoold. I
The Iroee-dillgs of the Iolice Jury
publisht d in our issue of Saturday last
shouli readi Regular Meeting held March
3d inistead of March 2id.
-Grand tChaplain Henry Walters of
the Knights of lionor, left for New Or
leans Mondiay to attend the session of the
Grand Inlge which met Tuesday.
Armand Angel had a preliminlnary
examination Saturday last for the kill
ing of IoMininilne leHlanc, and was re
leased on one thousaind dollars bond.
-The hoard of Levee Commissioners
for the fourth diktrict which met in ses
sion last week, lhas fixed the levee tax in
that dishtict at a mills on the dollar.
- Mr. \\ R. Hounafon was in town
this week. lie uapplied our merchants
with fine goodl in his line, and alsi re
newed his sulse r;tion to the Messenger.
All hmnors of the scalp, totter sores.
and dandruff cured. and falling hair I
checked; hence, bhldness prevented by
using llall's Vegetable Sicilian Hlair Re
--A fast run was mnade on the New t
York diiision of the Ikhading Railroad V
Monday, flm i ..ading to Niw York, at
distance of ita miles, was made in Kb),
- Mr. and Mrs. Onesiphore Wiltz had R
the nmisfortune to lose Monday morning.,
their Infant girl, Isatlelle, aged two
mouths. We tender our sympathies to I
the bereaved parents. 1
- The exercises for the children who
are prepariing to make their first comn
munion are helt twice a week at the
Catholic church, in to..! morning, and are
atteund d by quite a large number of
-The tire boys made another trial of
their steamer Sunday, and everything
worked sati-factorily. 11 itl a few more
trials they will be ready for duty, and
will ILe able to fight the destructive ele
ment with ad' antage, IL
- Mr. . O. Ilalphen. Jr., is the lucky I
and happy Ihohlier of one twentieth of
ticket No 26,3t1 drawing the fourth cap
ital prize of $25.,Ai', at the drawing of
thle Louisiana State Lottery held Tues
day the Ilth inst. 11 e oiugratulate Mr.
lalphen on his good luctk.
The Catholic congregation of this 1
parish are very disappointed to learn
that the mis son that was announced for
the latter part of lent will not take, on
account of unforeseen circumstances,i
which make it imposible.
-By a recent decision of the Supreme
Court of the United States, a state hias
the right to pass laws compelling rail-i
roads to furnish seperate accomodations
for white and colored people. The next
Legislature of the state will probably
pass a law to that effect.
powerful healing qualities, which mani
t Pest the miselves whenever this remedy is
employedi in cohld, coughs, throat or luing
a troubles. Its anodyne and expectoranit
etffYets are promptly realized. It is a
e lchemical success and a medical triumph.
--11 ill the lemocrats of this town put ti
out a n unicipal ticket or will they leave
the adihit-ii-tration of tie townf affairs t
Sill the hands aul contrs of the regula
tors. If the Ipeople are satislied with the
present board. ~o we are, but if they
r wanit ti'i ust the present board of trus
tees we w Ill give them a help to do that.
e A special to the American from
SSparta. Tenn., says: The mail carrier I
E between Smithyille antd Sparta re[orts a
barrel was found floating Idowni the t(a
e- y Fork river and caught at the mnlth f
r of Indian creek, containing a live baby
about a week oll. It had floated alkiut
t fifty or six:y miles but was in good shape
The iepidemic of shortages amoung
IState Tnr aurirsr is iimply appalling. and
there is airzent need of some reinewty for 1
the di,' use. Ilur Legislature in its cone
ing sessinizis shoul devise somle mleais
r of throwing effectual safegnlards around i
; the Louisiana treasury. Perhapss good r
ia way as any would hie to contract with
a hank to run the tinancial department.
r changing from onie bank to another
fi etery few years. City Item.
Sheriff lardeln:: l onl his return from
Hatn cciiuge WVeneday, wher he le had
- gone to make a settlenient with the state
for thle lic lense collectedl for lhs.s, was.
called in the upper part of the parish on
biusiness, and we are pleased to learn I
that lie was inlite,l by seleral prominent I
citizenis of that section to i I ountiful !I
sulipper. The Sheriff hy his affable, ciir- t
teous and pileasing mantners and strict I
atteintion to bus<iless, has made a unim
ber of warm fiierds, and is gainling the t
esteem of the entire patish. a
A Wuashinigtoii special to the States t
says: 'Tie agricultural commnittee of
the Ihoiluse will probably take action on
the lard tKxing bill very soon, and it is
very evident that in suite of the protests
of New Orleans and other biusiness mall i
of the Slouth it will report the bill for C
taxation of the clmpollnd article. It is it
not lIprobable that the, rate of tax Inlpos- a
ed will he heavy, but it will serve the (I
piurpose of the New Englandl people who e'
want to cripple this industry which is C'
bringingi so muicch wealth to the South.
A gnltlemnan fronm Washingtoln, St.
Laniitry parish, informs the Item that a It
mov llimne:lt is (ion foot to start a first class A
cotton m ill in that place, Senator Pres
cott and orther public-spirited men hav
ing the proje ct in hand. The supply of
raw material is grown in the vicinity.
the climate permits of all the year round
work under the most favorable condi
li tins. andl wlhite labor is alunlant and ti
eager to learn new occupationls. If the ;
factory s-houlld start out on cotton bag
I ging manufacture the farmers would le
;delighted and take stock in the company.
The ltein[ hopes all the lrighte-t antici
pations of the piromoters may be rea- V
lized. C(ity Item. of
-Mothellier Iussel and her companion, it
who were guests of the Sisters of Mercy l
for sumle time, left Friday evening fot ti
San Francisco by the Soluthernll Pa'iiic. t
'lhey will \ iit the ('onlents of Mercy at
.Jeannellrette, St. Mlartinville, andl l Pa-o
en route. 1 hey are greatly pleased with 11
their visit to the C'rescent city.--Morn- t
The Retereind mother and her coni- s
panion stopped here Satrdlay and re- r,
mnained until Monday; when she left for I
her home, San-Francisco. f
Waked Up Eiffectually. n
A lethargic, dlormant coiidition of the
livir is hardly to tie overcome with dras- fi
'.ic cathartics and naluseous cholagogues. I
A gender. plesanter andi for more effec- ii
Stie means exists of :ariusing the organ
Swhen ~(,mlnlent. This is Ilostetter ih
r Stnomach Hitters, vouched for by the me- ji
dival, fraternity, tested by the public for n
naniy years. .A resumption by the billia
ry organ of its secretive function. with a
the activity attendant uponll health, at
return to regularity of the bowels, and a
Srenewal of ligestion, are the no less hap- o
s py andti certain results of using the Bit
Sters systematically. Its laxative effect '
is never painful aid drenching, its ten- a
dency heing rather to perpetuate reg- t
t larity than to produce a copious action
yMalaria, nervo -ne-s, debility, kidney
trohilles anid lieiralgia it sulelllsq effer- t
lFifteen Thousand I)ollar; for
a Round of l)rinks.
tt Fifteen thousand dollars is a rrather
a high price for a romid of drinks. but it is
the price it Boston poIicemnan paid a few
it days ago. i)f course lie did not do It ii
, tentionally, but he lost thie Honey none
- the less.
It was like this: The polcenlan, who
:, is a day officer. was out at night with
v the boys. After a few rounds at GT(md's
Ssalooni. on Albany street, the .'flicer's
t. turn to stand treat canme roI11idl. Lea
ni ng o'ver to tie hartenider.l Joe (iiiol. the
proplrrieter's br-ther, the otticer whisper
ed: I ant dead ibroke, JIN-, got nothing
. iit a lottery ticket. W\ill you let it go
i for n dollar?"
' "les, I guiess so, it's a lucky one,"
It "Oh. it is sure," said the policeman.
,, It's 4l,3l5. Sounds like a winner."
".ll right; I'll take it."
g The officer and his friends drank iup
lt the ticket and wished Joe goi~ luck.
r 'lThe bartendler put a dollar of his own in
- the drawer and placed the ticket on a
shelf. lie had blought a ticket every
d mionth for Ia year or two, but had never
I realz'ed a cent fromn his inivestmeiints.
i On the morning when the drawing was
t held alnd before the bar hail beeni open
,ten niminutes, ini calle the 9tticer. "I
pledged a lottery ticket here for d!riinks
the other night. I guess I'll rereni it
, lie seemed so excited that the baIrten
der grew suspiTious. Going into the
n otlice he rail his eye over the morning
n paper. There it wHs: Fist p'ize l6.311.
t Boston. lie alimost ha-1 an I ttack of
Sheart disease. Then til lallie tland told
the -ftiucer that tihe ticket was soll niot
t pl'dged alid that he coulil not have it.
. The policenlman waxed very wroth, but
the bartender was obdulrate. Finally lie
agreed to give the officer $1 ,Itt of the
• $153,.( , which the nuniber called for as
f soon as the bag of gold arrived.
l STATE OF Onllo, CITY OF T'OLEDO,
s IL'.As COUNTRY,
a FRANK J. ('IENEY ninke, oath that he
a is the senior partner of the rmu of F. J
r ('heney & Co., doing businesq in the City
s of Toledo, ('ountry anld State aforesaid,
-and that said firm will pay the sum of
e ONE IININHliEb IDiLIARS for each and
n every case of ('atuirrh that cannot be
s cured by the rise of li.l.u'. ('ATARRH ('RiC E.
Ff,.tANK J. I ItENEY.
Sworn to blefor hine and sulii-crihed in
Simy pren<ence, this 6ith day of Ilecemuber,
SA. ) .. ..LE..
SS:EAl Notary Public.
Slall's Catarrh C('re Is taken internal
ly and acts directly lupon the blood and
unllcorls surfaces of the system. Senut for
F. .1. ('ItENEY & CO., Toledo, 0).
e -°Sold by druggists, 75 cents.
e The Lafayette Regulators.
The-matter of the state ex rel. "'lirles
Voorties et al. vs. .udge W. W. Ed;wardls,
of the twenty-fifth judlicial district court,
for a certiorari and prohibition, carne up
in the supremle court yesterday. The re
lator, wiho are alleged Lafayette regula
r tors, thlrough their counsel, were ready
to proceed with the case, but it was dis
covered that the defendant judge hadl not
yet filed the record. The counsel askeil
that thlie case be continued until next Sa
Tile chief justice said the case couIl te
sublmitted on the face if the papers al
ready filed, as there was no argument to
r h, heard and the case coulll be reopened
for the filing of nimotions.
Thie case was then takeii under advise
e After adljoulrnment Judge Edwards In
formed tile court that he hald ,been ina
v. oidedly detained but would be present
. in court to-day.
a The application fir a certiorari is
hbased on 'the grounds, that the grand
-jury of Lafalyette fonulid three indict
r nielits agriin't them for threats, violence
and ilitimnidation at an election held in
a tithe town df Lafayette in May, 18; that
a the indictments were quashedt for wallt
Sof proper evidence; that thie district ait
t torney suibseqently filed similar inform
- ations against them; that the prosecu
- tion is a political persecution; that all
n applications for relief have beren dleniedl
. them, and their only recourse ti thie sul
plranl ***,' rTt f ic vaii€.
The ('ivili-,in, Ballot.
We clip the foli~wing from an eix
At a nmeeting of the I're-ivterian Unioti
in New Yiork cit, la-t we'k. the I'resi
denllt of tlhe' 11 intoll Normal IInstitute for
Indltal lite .trmstro' g -aiit ailmng other
Ihiigs tllar thle hallot i'ouil eleviat the
indian tas it had the nl.ego.
TIh' original theory of the ballot is
that they to whlnl it is intro'ted are al
ready eapalble of 'elfelf govromePnt. When
people are nut eapallh' of it it is a most
danugerouls wealpon in their I;anids, and a
presumplltion of t'ounpetent govtrnlnlent,
w,!ld be decidldly in favrr of some ihi
diidual rul..i whose e xceptional wis
do11, or shrewdnless, or prowes had en
abled hiti to usurp control ofer the head
When a population is in the condition
of incapacity for successful self-govern
,nent, they imust be edullcted uil to it, be
Core tile ballot is giveni to themu and not
afterward. Tile are inll a state of quaal
minorship. .And how is a minor fitted
for tile duties, responsibilities and dan
gets of self-control? No one dreams of
doing it by thrusting the situation on
hil uren:aturly. You do not take him
at eight years of age, at tenll, twelve years'.
and say: CGo, get your own education
look out for your own health, manage
youlr own property; by so doing, you will
sooner become a nani and lbe able to cope
with other nlen. There have been suc
ceases of that kind, but as a general
thling it would be destruction. Society
is not conlltructed oi that principle.
As unreasonable and ullnatural wouiA ,
it Ie to force upon Indians or barbar
ilans or semi-barbarians of any kind a
system of self-governleltt for which they
have not sutifiient lnlightment, either
moral or intellectual. Other inlulences
luist elevate them to a plane of fitneed
below which the ballot would be rain
and anarchy. ('Comon prudlene wouldf
dictate that, however willing or anxio tl
we may be to granlt to every race within
our borders an equal voice in govern
ment control, every effort should first be
mlade to elevate the tunlit to the proper
condition of fititess. and after they have
demonstrated its attainment then confer
the ballbt on themn. Morning Star.
A Few Plain Q)uestions.
Do you want to get rid of that Ilead=
ache that bothn rs you so mlch? IDo ydi
wailt to drive away that Incipient Catarhi
that is settling itself in your head? Doa
you want to change that Sallow and
Blotchy ('ompleponu for a skin that Is
mnrighi and clear? 1'o you want to keei
your mind clear, your lbreth sweet, and
your blood pure? Then Pte-ru-na is thd
thing you need. Now is the time of thb
year whern you need somnethilng that will
niake your blood pure and keep you free
from those manny Spring Comnplaints to
which all are so snlject. Of course, if
your Catarrh ihas become ('llronic, or the
Impurities in your blood have developed
into tile lhiseaie, then La-eu-pi-a should
be tiaken, andl taken at once. Otltherwlse
Pe-ru-na is all that you need supple
mnented always. lIhoweetr, by Matn-a-lion
to keep tile ilowels fin gilld condition;
These three nmedicines - I'e-ru-na, La-cu
pi-a and Mani-ai-In--no household can
affiord to ble without. $l a bottle. For
sale Iy r. J. Lalibe.
Ili h \Vatc-.
At the time we go, to press, Friday
evenhing, the rivers were rising at every
poiilltbetaenl ('airo and New Orleans;
and those who are authority inn the nlat
ter say the Mississippi will contithe t
rise for several days yet.
There are several we ak points which
tdemandl the strictest attentionand it hi
feared that some of tlose wilo are thlrea
tenled by thie roaring river mnay cut the
levee to save thleir property from being
overtloweld. Thie 16eea0 on both sides of
the river are vigilaunti guardedl by arm
ed nme ald ally attenlpt to cut them,;.
unleest the guards thennselves are bought
to do tile work, will result in bhlolshed.
The rumor was ciiculated ihere Thure
day morning that Pointot Coupee levee
was cut, but it proved a false one.
A large number of our planters on the
east side of the bayou are ldeeply itter
estedl in the Morganza, Granule amnd
i'ointe (Coupee levels, as if a break occeu
in any of themi, thneir II 'il will tIe iii