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VOLUME I. ST. MARTINSVILLE., LA., API:IL 1Oth. im. NUMIBER . THE MEb,ENGEJR. Local Lights. There was a heavy frost Tuesday miorning. Fdt. Knight took a flying trip to the city last Sunday. Judge G.i tesopened Court here Mon day. and :,ijour.ned until the 25th. Inst. The Met'-sngers thanks are due to the lion. E. J. Gay, for copies of the U. 8. Census. Our sanctum was visited this week by our friend L. A. Martinet, Editor of the Louisiana Standard. Passengers are requested not to alight from the cars before they are safe at the platform. Old Prob., of the weather signal bureau got badly left last Sunday. lie ann,,un eed warm weather for Monday, it was all but warm that day. The cold and rainy weather we have been experiencing of late, has tended to greatly retard vegetation ; and, fears are even entertained that most o' the young plants have lost their vitality. The election of Monday, for five trus tees passed off very quietly, the follow ing persons were elected: Numa Blen venu. Charles Guerinlere, G. M. Baker, Thomas Ashford. and Adolphe Prade, for a term of one year. We have not been able to ascertain whether the recent rise of water has ten ded to benefit our swampers, but this we do know, that every one following that occupation are absent from town, and are presumably, at work at their call ing. Opposite the Segura plantation resi dence, the hogs have beent playing great havoc in the public road. We respect fully call the attention of the road over seer of that district to the fact, and trust he will find immediate means to obli terate the cause of general complaint. Our beautiful and fertile section com blnes every advantage necessary for the establishment of prosperous and happy homes. Men who are willing to rely on their own exertions, 'and not expect to make a fortune in a year or two, who may feel interested. are cordially invited to come and look around and see if this statement is not the "truth. nothing but the truth and the whole truth." Mr. E. R. Knight, the -Secretary of the School Board, has been appointed, by that body, superintendent of the Parish Pub lic Schools. We congratulate the board en its choice. Mr. Knight, possesses, in a full degree, that knowledge of the ne cessities of the case, which must, un doubtedly, redound to the greatest pro fit to those concerned. En peasant, we Seg that Mr. Knight will, occasionnally drop as an item that may put us in a po sition to acquaint our readers with the prtgrees of public education, in this perish. During the thunder storm last Sunday, thunderstruck the rod on the Catholic I ( hurc h breaking it in twain; glancing I off the electricity caverted towards Mla ralt's store, and kind of "'shooked-up" 1 that gentlenman, who at the time was sit ting in the door of his store. lie was not hurt, only "sairt jest a little bit." No other damage done. The school Board has ordered, besides those now opened, the opening of a white school at Iayou Cheule; white school at St. Martinvillie; a tolored school in Free town. and will shortly if I is not at pres:tlt openll one in (rallnd,, Pointe. There is $4,OOUon hand, and the monthly disbursements are, we believe, I in the neighborhold of tUO0. The body of Leander Berry, who lost his life by the sinking of the Str. Mary Lewis. was recovered, last Sunday morn ingabout one hundred yards,from the spot of the sinking, and was brought to New I Ieria, on the s o'clock P. M.. trai'. and I thence taken directly to the Catholic 1 Church. After service a large concourse of people followed the remains t: their last resting place. Peate to his ashes. We hope that one of the first things the new couneil will do on taking their seats will be to provide two or more I lamps to be placed on the bridge. The eost would be small, the good inealcula ble. For with its tunnel-like darkness at night, it invites accidents, hence, by heeding this request it is in the power of the Board to Ingratiate themselves in the public esteem. A Few Chips. It ignorance is bliss lots of folks here abouts must be supremely happy. Scum invariably rises. Remember, young man, there is always room at the top. The City Item, is after the license ras cals in New Orleans, wi. h a sharp stilek. And we hope will fetch'em. Terence Vincent Powderly, the great chief of the Knights of Labor, and as knowedged one of the' I rainiest men in the country, is 37 years old. So long as our farmers follow in the old ruts which were good enough for their grand daddies just so long will they harv. st poverty. Is it et about time to cease making the cry of "hard times" the reap -goat for r laziness or bad management in earning a livelihoo I? Would a law making the payment of the poll tax a qualification to vote, be unconstitutional? If not, the next Le gislature should pess such a law. Lewis the Democratic nominee, for the State Senate in st. Landry,has expressed his purpose to present a bill in t:a next Legislature to make th Police Jo y elective. Al'en can show his gratitude to Tobee i ibson by sending the latter any kind of small trinket. Tobee is not particular all he wants is means to secure a little notoriety. The tRepublican party leadesi, iu thlat mulad fight ag int the President's prsro gatives, seem to be going all to pieces. A clear ease of taking a bigzer bite than they could conv..niently m s icaste. It is rumored that Mr. Winchester will contest the nomlnation of Mr. Allen. The people of Amite City, TA., are boy cotti, g the Times-Demolat. The Parish of St. John th' Baptis it is contributed. through its citizens $. A) to tie IHancock fund. Son eof tlhe 't'othe!' parishes muust fel a pang of shame for their d. vilietion in this matter. The death of the persons killed in the Fort Worth riot is directly attributable to the meanness and lying of cat's-paw "Hoxie" and his master Jay "Ghoul." The mills of the Gods grind slowly, but they'll eventually grind every one of that ilk. 'A plague on both of your houses," for your continual dissensions. The Messenger tenders this olive branch: For Governor, Frank Jonas; for U. R. Senator, Edw. J. Gay; for Congressman, third di trieT, Clay Khoblock. How does this tickle the fancy? Opreousas ard Washington are making a big light as to which shall have the Court House. Rayne wants a new Pa rish with "it" as the ecpital. Arnaud ville, not yet heard from. The people of St. Landry are likely to get their fill of "Ardent agitation" in the next few weeks Ionrremanlan Gay is proving himself a worthy and efficient represen ative. The people of his district can certainly not complain of his course. And his gene rosity is in proportion to his usefulness as is evidenced by his contribution of $25r0 to the Haneoek fund. On this lat ter question where are the talance of the Louisiana members? PUBLIC SALI. SUCCESSION OF CHARLES GUERINIERE SR. No. 2567.. Probate.. St. Martin Parish. By virtue of an order and a commis sion from the Honorable the Twenty First Judicial District Court, in and for the Parish of St. Martin, in the State of Louisiana, and to me directed. I will offer for sale and will sell at Public Auction, to the last and highest bidder, at the Court House door, in the Town of St. Martinsville, beginning at 10 o'clock A. i. ON WEDNESDAY THE 12th. OF MAY A. D. I886. the following described property be longing to the Succession of lea Guerinlere Sr.. deceased. viz: ART. let. A certain town lot situated in the Corporation of St. Martinsville, bounded North by lot hereinafter des cribed. South by hamilton street, East by lot of Nrs. P'uller and West by Co lumbia street, measuring feet front on Columbia street, together therewith, all the buildings and Im provements thereon erected. ART. 2nd. Another town lot. with dewelling houses attt. other impr.ove ments there)on sitnuate in the (' rporn tion of St. Martinsville. tm.usuring--- feet front on ('olmnlbia street. running lbw tween paraill4 lines to t te property ,f Mrs. Fuller by which it is IaUndedtl , the East. South by lt first dEsecrihd. West by Columbia street and North by lot herein thirdly desrils'd. ART.3rd. Another traet of :and s! tu:ted in the Corporation of St. M:trtins ville. bounded North by Mulison street,. South by lot secondly de-cribed. East by lot of Mrs. E. W. Fuller and West by Columbia street, with improvement thereon. ART. Ith. The undivided half of a certain tract of land situated in t t. Mar tin parish, at Bayou (!hens; containing in all six hundred and eighty 361100 su perficial arpents, bounded N.rth by Bayou Chene, south by land of P. C. Bethell. East by those of N. Carlin, and West by those of Theodule Carlin. also the undivided half of all the improve menta now thereon being. ART. 5th. A certain sugar planti tion situated in the Parish of .t. Martin measuring one hundred superficial ar pent-, bounded North by land of Mc Farland & amnders, south by those of Thomas heirs. east by land of Auguste Maraist and west by Cataboula Lake. with all the buildings and improvements thereto belonging and thereon erected. consisting of a sugar house, out buildings and fences. Ar'. 6th. Another plautattk situa ted in the Parish of St Martiu, measu ring fifteen arpents front, more or less, by about forty arpents in depth, boun ded on one side by lands heretoeore be longing to Joseph T. Bienvenu and on the other by those of Plaelde Thibodeaux this tract with all the buildings and mn provements thereon to be sold as a whole or in lots to suit purchasers, as per plat, deposited at the otlce of Mouton & Mar tin, attorneys at SP. Martinville, and to be exhibited on day of sale-improve ments consist of a good and sulistan tial fence, finoe dwelling house, good out houses and cables and a steaum cottou gin. ART. 7th. Another tract of land si tuated in the Parish of St. Martin at ('y press Islands "Ase Michand'" mnasu ring about three arpents front on Bayoau Capucin by a depth orforty arpents mor. or less containing 190 superticial arpentt bounded north by land of J. Selme anc~ south by those of Franeois Champagne. ART. 8th. One lot of sawed lumber now being on the lot corner of Madiso;. and Columbia streets. AnR, 9th. The balance due by Au cgute Materne in suit No.--- of the 2ist. Judicial District Court, amountin_ to the sum of AW,. 10lh. One set of silver spoon and forks. AnT. 11th. A blacksmith shop wit tools, appurtenances, etc.. now being o lot belonging to Martial Blenvenu. SART. 12th. One plaining mill an building located on lot belonging t Martial Bienvenu adjoining tle sa' mill. TERMS AND CoNDnONDITI : Movabl.. Cash. Immnovables: Half Cash on da. of sale, balance on a credit of one, t\, and three years from day of sale, I equal installments, with 8 per cent, annum interest, purchasers to faurm-. their notes rne.ured by vendor's lien. mortgage. witu other usual clauses as confession of judgment, waivor "; praisement, stipulation of attorney':. ; in case of suit and the like. April 6th. 18ts . Cuas. GUERINIET t Admianist MOUTON A MARTIN Attorneys.