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VuLUMIC L ST. MABTIISYVILLK, LA., APRIL 17th. 1 UIMBER 8. THE lMESSENGER. A Vicious System. The method of farm management, in this perish, is radically defective : The results prove it. Instead of making the two ends meet. we see the ends from year to year. getting further apart. And one of the direct causes that tendIs to this deplorable state of anime is the vicious credit system. Fully two thirds of the farmers before a single furrow is turned in the iold are in consultation with the local mrehant, arranging for the amountof advances the latter is willing, at a crushing price, to grant on a future crop. A lien is then given on every thing the poor firmer has, or may poes sess, leluding the coming erop. And the begins the working of the credit system. All economy is thrown to the d--not satisfed with only the meee earlesof life. he buys anything, anud everything simply because he has the power to buy. In thecourse of time he grows indiferent as to his obligatioes. rl, o ceaurse, worbs as little as possible or at least in a discouraging manner. At theend of the season, before his crop is even harvested, the merehant is reedy to take in everything. Frequently the ae eount is disputed, suit is brought ; and then not even a ear of corn is left in the crib. The same faree is played over and ever as long as he can obtain credit; and, if he is the owner of a patch of land be is eventually turned out in the wide world, without a thing to his name, save a wife and six miserable babes. Such a system should be speedily eliminated. An Outrage. When the people of this tonw and usighberhood, willingly end cheerfully se-MElsd means to induce the building aof the braneh railroad with its terminus here, they labored under the impression thatsome slight regard would be paid for their convenience. They recognized the fact, through and quick transpor tation would be beneficial to the indus triesof the town:nd would contribute te facilitate travel to and fro. Hence, they were not slow In their endeavors to seeure the benefits they believed would accrue to them. How did the railroad authorities meet this spirit? By an ap parent studied effort to inaonvenieance the traveling public. Passengers ta king the trala here to meet the west bound train are compelled to lay over at Cade's Station fully three hours a place that offers but slight attraction . Un doubtedly this long wait works to the ,,etriment of this town, for it will searcely be denied, that but for this state of things, many from the country would take this route. The ground of complaint should be removed. Let the people of this town place their grievan ees before the railroad authorities, and we hope, and believe, they will be made to disappear. Local Lights. He is now Mayer Cha. Geritere. We understand the Base Ball club is about getting in trim. No town of 2l)0 inhabitants enjoys more quietness than ours. We have been having all orts of weather for the past two weeks. The aser is diligently at work ta king the assessment of the Parish. The let where the engine homse stands is now the property of Volunteer No L St. Martlnaville can bet eof e as the best organised fire departments in the state. At last the Pollee Jury has had the "necesary reresat," near the Court Hose rpaired. Would you be surprised, reader, at the eresc., inthe near future, of a new aw mill and shingle mill in this town. The eM maxim a feul and his mase soon parted was elearly apparent me day this week. Don't fear we'll tell no tales sat ot achoe . The pyoung edored mea, the projectors td the e ook saed Ladder Cs, will en the ak r2tnt give a Baser for the e seat at thir ompany. We'd be willing to wager that the Re corder's oBlee is doing a fine busness, right now. Time for the merchant's to have their privileges recorded, you know. It is to be hoped that the present town council will devise means to secure the tax payers views on the advisability of having a new town charter. The pre ent one, from its age. does not met the requirements of the presentday. end your address to Win. F. JohansO, book seller. stationer and newsdealer, 308 Decatur street, New Orleans La.. and be will send you his catalogue of the best and cheapest books and standard sheet musle in the world. We have received this week, the Ladles Home Journal, published in Philadelphia at 50 eents a year, by the Curtis Publish ing Company. The magasne Is filled with a kin d literature and eng vings th t specially commend it to the ladies. We do not hesitate to reeemmeud it as one of the bet. On Monday the 12th. inst., the sad news reached as of the death of Mary Hayes, wife f our mteeme4 fellow eitl sena John Ennls, after an illness of oe day sd a hal Aged s ty three year. The departed was exemplary in all the relations of life. A ploosebrertlan, at feetlonate wife, and a devoted mother. To a surprising basness, she united a sympathising heart and an open hand to the poor and aleted irrespective of color. abe leave a husband and daugb ter to mourn their less, the suddennes of the bereavement was a terrible shock, and the sympathies of this community are tendered the family in their asle tion. The Messeager was the vitation to atI to be give isla searvlile o the h. Inst. We an only I wlih it the smaees attending their other balls, knowlang by that that it will bean I enjoyable af.air. The gentlemea com prising the Commltee will pleas ac ept our thanks for their kind remem braee of as. NeWar Burkere stati last Tueeday mnra ag about 8 o'elock. a man named Redolphe Sandos, was killed by a colored mmn. The sause of the shooting seem to bethat the deceased wanted to pre vent the latter from putting up a fence h land claimed by both. Sandu is the same man that was convicted and soa teaced to the penitlentiary in Iberia but secured a new trial by appeal to the u preme Court, and on second trial was acquitted. Kzerpta from published "preseediags of the Scool Bard:" "There belagsaeral applicants for the teacheraship thlerof. f Freetown ad-l. ored school,) the secretary was diree ted toappear before a committee for ex ainsttom, L. as., "A parish saperlatedemb t of schools, whose duss .hall be tn vIst ea. s..ose in the priu at leaet oeae a moth. or as often as requird, and make mothly re ports to the Presldent of the Board, was ordered to be appointed, and a motion at same, 3. . anight Secretary was ap pointed at a salary of one hundred dol lare payable quarterly. Said appoint meat to take effect from and after date. Our reporter, last week, was a witneas to a pecullar Instance of bird ,agaiety. A number of crows were In confab. A venerable old fellow seemtobe presiding and the rest sittlng side by side, like jc ror a box. "This mst be a trial by jury" thought the reporter. A deep mouthed croaker seem to proclaim si lonee. And then a chattering between four and rve of them commeneed, pro bably the counsel for and against the prisoner. For a sorry looking specimen, was sitting quietly in the midst of seve ral fierce looking fellows; he was no doubt the prisoner. After a prolonged eseion-the venerable judge agem to croak out something, it was perhaps the charge to the jury ; soon thereafter there was chbattering from a few, and all at once there was a grand eborus by all. And, after a few seconds, so help us Mo se, itf the whole erowd did not pounce o the poor prisoner and quiekly dis patched him. Fact. A Fow Chips. Morrison Is gone elean daft la the tarif question. They now call Cleveland the OarAeld of the Democratlic party. To do good to our enemie is to resem ble the incense whose aroma perfumes Sthe are by whleh it is cosamled. He mut have been a most impudent hypocrite who frst wrote : I am dear sir, your most obedient sad devoted Fer qant. ant of civic pride ingeaders indiaerenee; indiference is next door to distur t breeds lealousy; and a gains a .oot hold, then chaos. The speech eof Gladstoel Eaglish parliament, shows that be fersem what is coming unles Ireland Is granted her -emand- for home rule. The preple at this country have bsows their sympathy har the eauses of Ireland by a esatribu lonof eover 300;)A0 to hilt brnaell in his praisewrthy endeavers. The eleetons this month, have resml led In everwhelnlag vetries for the Republicans. They are now eatised rhat they will go in eotrl eo the eat Congress. Should't be erprised. When a man goes u s treo a.d shab sown the fruh , and smebedy eae gets it, he is vry Ilbely to li ein dli What was eomnelred, a hew peam age only aAt abode fr atre, bshlhfr,Ma an early dy to be thely siams a selssi of people who. having the manm and rees.sinlg the frtility o hed sell, will yet make It a "bteemlng pard." We ean that seetien kews the "Mar mentean reglie" now being Aled with pe- ifrm Iowa and ether narthera stafe The fearful and outrageous mardr ed ineeasive men and a woman, by the hired thugs eommisioned as Deputy Sheriffs in KastSt. Louis, the other day is a blot upon the law. Employed be ause of their brutal instinets, these men who were supposed to uphold the law have frightfully violated its most sacred principles. There is a terrible reckooing in store for these human The most al oMerver te wents transpiring In Coupns eam t fail to notise that the Thirdliet Le IiueLa na is well and ably represeated in that bouy by the lion. Gay. Though this is his frat term, be hbe managed to grasp all publie saain with a knowledge of an adept in lesltie. Net a meas re, affeeting the interests t the tate is brought onbut he is found os the right side battilag for the welfare ed his people. CONSTABLZ SALK. State ef Loeladens-Parish t. Martln. Auraus CasTIs)L Justee t the Peace VS. Court 3rd. Ward. Awnun Ca J-uI No. 7. By virtue of a writ of Ser facles issued in the above entitled cause by the on. L. J. Blenveu, Justle of the Peace in andforthe rd. Wardof the Parish of St. Martin, state of LouiTsana, and to me directed, I will offer for sale at public suetion to the last and highest bidder at my residence in said ward, on satrday the let day of May, 1886, the following described property to wit: One ox. Terms-Cash. J. N. BABIN, Constable.