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VOLUME I. ST. MARTINSVILLS, LA., MARCi 27th. 18I. NITMBEIR .
THE JLE& ENQqER.
More Bulldozing Alleged
A Story That the Authoritie Should
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
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.
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
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.
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
The Cotton seed oil mill is still in
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
Now is the time to advertise your bs
inese. the Messenger offers unequalled
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
Prayer at the Catholic Church on
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Notice to Tresspassers.
Trmpemial d e my lands i L'aane
LatButte, , from this date, strietly for
bidden under penalty of the law.
Parish at St. Martin Mareh 27th. 18M.
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.
STATE OF LOUISIANA.--PARISII
OF ST. MARy, 19th. Judi
cial District Court.
JOHN NELSON & Co.
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
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.