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S.IJ .I'T E TO" A LL VOLUME I. ST. MARTINSVILLS, LA., MARCi 27th. 18I. NITMBEIR . THE JLE& ENQqER. More Bulldozing Alleged In Tangipshoa A Story That the Authoritie Should Promptly Investigate. N. O. City Item. A respectable looking co'ored man called this morning at the office of the U. S. Comnmissioner, asking for protec tion against Bulldosers in Tangipehoa parish. He states that his brothers. Charles and Franeolr Richardson, hve been wh;pped and forced to leave, as was Harry Brown, an aged negro, whore fami ly had to return to their "old naster" to get bread to eat. Old man "Sayou" was also whipped while going to church and in all these cases deponent says that there was no csause, political or otherwise, there being no political movement in the parish only pure codsednes. He says that there are about one hun dred colored farmers in his vicinity who own their own farms, and can neither sell or live in peace : th -t their schools and churches have been destroyed and that he has been sent Ly his people to call upon the United States authorities for relief. There being no Ku Klux law now in force, Col. Wright does not se how he can afford the protection d aisred, which should be afforded by the State author ities; but the report of such a state of falirs following on the heels of Carrol ton massacre, the Peete outrage, the threats anonymously sent to the Times Democrat, etc, ought to (and we believe will) receive prompt attention from Gov. McEnery. State Hews. The residence of District Attornqy Alex Hebert, at Plaquemine, was destroyed by Are Saturday night. The fire is sup posed to be incendiary. Judge G. A. Fournet, has been quite sick for the past week, confined to his home with a very severe attack, but are glad to state that he is improviin fast, and will soon be able to meet the many allers at his office. - [Lake Charles Commercial. Seems to ts the physicians that were called to revive Ford and Murphy from the poisonous effect would have done an noble act in permitting them to die. It look lbed to bring a man to life in or der that he may be kill d a few moments later.-[St. Mary Review. The Courthouse at Opeloi.sas was en tirely destroyed by fire Monday. All the papers and 1)ID or $700 which were in the tax colleetor's alea.- vhare the fre i supposed lo heve orignated, were con snaet. The Court and Sheriffs records whieJ happeowd to be in the nurthouse were saved. The Supreme Court records 9d'the Asseeor's books and papers were all lost. The origin of the fire is a pys r. The loss is , stimated at from ,W0011 to 100.000. Local Lights. Our town is healthy. To-day the thing is to be done. *'The woods is full of them"-oamfers. is there any cord wood for sale in town? The Cotton seed oil mill is still in operation. Mr. A. Labbe has purc.based Mr. C. L. Laceae's drug store. Sunday was a lively day in town. but trade was comparatively quiet. DIED--Thursday March 25th. at 5:35 p. m. C. B. Castex, aged 54 years. Our friend Scott Kelso left Wednesday with his family, to locate in east Ten nessee. Now is the time to advertise your bs inese. the Messenger offers unequalled advantages. Our dry goods and grocery merchants are thoroughly prepared for the spring and summer trade. The Teche is falling but that does not by any means, abate the ardor of the illne-holders." Prayer at the Catholic Church on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, during Lent. Mr. LeonT. Gillard, a member of the Police Jury, was appointed a notary public by Gov. MeEnery. Our worthy townsman Mr.. M. Baker has had a fine brick banquette construc ted in front of his livery stable. Vegetation is putting out in all direc tions, and the birds are singing a de lightful welcome to spring. Every field on the east bank of the 'Tece and fronting on the public road is plowed up and ready to be sowed. Fewer drunken men are seen on the streets of this town than on those of any town of similar size in the state. Remember the municipal election is on the 5th. of April. and it is the duty of every true citizen to cast his vote. A man who does not vote. has no right to grumble, and has to swallow the ad ministration as it is good or bad. A little less boy-cotting and a little more gal-co(ur)ting would tend to ame liorate the condition of things pver in Texas, The spring time has "come gentle An nie," for the never failing mocking bird is chirping in an4round St. Martin ville. , *' Improvements are going on in every direction and yet some unsatisfied croak er will insist that the "old toin" is asleep. We thank our friends, who have sent as subscribers to the Messenger, and trust they will continue their highly ap preciated efforts inour behalf. The Messenger heard an old man from the country remark the other day sat he was unutterally opposad to some folks raising hogs in other folk's premises. A couple of denizens from our sister town Breaux Bridge. were seen moving around town last Tuesday. Among the number were P. Abadle and 0. Badon. Too many young men around here abouts believe that "the world owes every man a living" and that it requires no ef fort on man's part to make the collec lion. What arethe reasons that the publie school for the colored people of this town is opened, and that for the white people is not-Can the school board answer this? It is bruited about that one of our town's "biggest" merchants is having a building put up in the country, and will move his stock of goods there, as soon as the house will be completed. The menmber of the Hook and Ladder Company, are passing subscription lists to the merehants and business men of this town, to help them to raise the ne cessary funds to purchased their truck. When the people learn that they can ship small packages cheaper by express than by any other mode of conveyance they will patronize more liberally the express company than they do now. Mr. Leon Gillard. the member of the Police Jury from the 5th. ward, on the 10th. Instant, had the misfortnne to loose a promising boy. aged 3 years. We ten der the gentleman our sympathy is his great affliction. The Messsnger is gradually gaining ground and we feel thankful to those who are so liberally supporting us. This paper will ever look to the interests of the town and county, and endeavor to keep on the right side of every publie question, As a general rule editors of country newspapers tell the truth in the ordinary affairs of life just like other people, but there are cases where they have mid, in regard to the circulation of their papers, that "the horse was sixteen feet high." sad it has gone to record under the so lemnity of an oath. Cesaire (yoyo) Webre, died last Sa turday at his residence near Grande Pointe and was buried next day in the Breaux Bridge cemetery. Yoyo was well known nlthe parish as an Indus trious and good man. He leaves a wi dow and her eight children to mourn his death. Mr. J. A. Hitter, is making the hats 4 and belts for the members of the new truck company. The hat is partially co nical, with double visors, trimmed with gold, and crdlching on the hat is a gol ded dragon holding in its beck the nud-' bar S crossed by a book and ladder. It Is prettily conceived. The belts will also be pretty and made to match the hat. A fine Stock of Ladies' hats and trimmings just received by Mrs. M. Bienvenu. March caue in as a I:twyer.-Phii. delphia iheraki. It will go out like a client. A Connc. oieut editor who was married last week had his paper priut.l in rnev color to signalize the event. The doctor who Is afrakl to advertise his business and location be*ause .popp4 lar speciallsts" do it, deserves todle poor and unknown. lie cannot always ex pect to be kept before the public as news item.-[N. O. Pkcayune. Get your flower seeds at Martial Bienvenu. Notice to Tresspassers. Trmpemial d e my lands i L'aane LatButte, , from this date, strietly for bidden under penalty of the law. EMILE BABIN. Parish at St. Martin Mareh 27th. 18M. NOTICE. Notlee Is hereby l glv by the under signed that he will make application at the next seen ou othe general samemhly of the State of Louisana for the p age Sa rellef bil for namrnt due bin for making a duplicate ausswmwnt Roll of theparish of St Martin for the year 1883. the original f which was destroyed by Sre la the Sheriff' seie during the naonth of May 1884. A. V. FLRMING. Shorif's Sale. STATE OF LOUISIANA.--PARISII OF ST. MARy, 19th. Judi cial District Court. No. 81iI. JOHN NELSON & Co. VS. FRANK KLING. By virtue of a writ of Perl Palas in the above entitled and numbered suit sad to me directed by the Hon. 19tb J llelal DLttet Court In and for the Parish at St. YMa., dated tbe 17tb da, oflMreh SD. D•8. Ihaves elzed and wll pro reed to sell at public auction to the last ad highest bidderat the Court House loor in the town of St, uMartlsville be tween the legal hours on SATURDAY THE NIt. DAY OF MAY A. D. 1886. It being thefirsint Sptrdayof said month the iBowing described property to wit; A tract of land in the parish of St. lartla being the N W of W & S W o SWI3ecun E jof See S2 TIS R S E. Containing 400 951100 acre , to stify said above mentioned writ. "rens and Condition CANII. Sheriff oe this 7th day of March k. D. IS8. T. L. BROUSPARD, Sheriff.