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J U(STICE TO A L L
VOLUME I. ST. MARTINSVILLE., LA., API:IL 1Oth. im. NUMIBER .
There was a heavy frost Tuesday
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.
Our sanctum was visited this week by
our friend L. A. Martinet, Editor of the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
SUCCESSION OF CHARLES
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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 .
MOUTON A MARTIN