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TU VIL! MIBNEGER.
JUtTICE TO ALL VOLI'ME I. ST. MARTINSILLE, LA., MAY lt. 18 8. NUMBER 10. THE ME88ENGER. The Y. B. A.Entertainment. Sanday the theatrical performance given by the Mutual Benevolent Assoeia tion, of this town, despite the inclemency of the weather drew a fair audience in Duchamp's Hall, and we are told tihe re sult in a financial view proved satisfae tory. The play performed was a one act comedy written by our townsman, Felix Voorhies Esq.. for the occasion, and we must say that its sueeess was so great as even to overtop the highest expecta tions of our friend the author. From the raising of the curtain to the end of the play, the audience was kept in up roarious merriment, and its appreciation was expressed ty frequent applause and quantities of bouquets were thrown on the stage. The play is entitled, "L'hotel du Lapin Etripe,"-it is well written, well planned and full of apt repartees and unexpec ted situations. In the cast was the au thor, who, as a matter of course, rendered his part admirably. Albert, in the cha racter of Mrs. Bequette. Charley as ...... Dan, as Coco Labraise, and Edward, as Cesaire, his friend, all four sons of the *"nthor sustained their respective parts sy,.leUddly, as was attested by the deaf ening applause with which they were greeted. Mr. Vavasseur Mouton and Mr. .\lfrrd Hitter, as the traveling elerks, were exceedingly amusing, and the eha racters well played. Mr. J. B. Pene, as the cook. and Mr. Alfred de Laureal, as "L'homme presse," and Mr. Lionel Gueri niere, as the waiter, also deserve special praise for their acting as it was as per feet as amateurs can reeah. All told it was a big success. The Messenger warm ly congratulates Mr. Voorhies, on his success, which by the way, is not his first in that line, and we dare say that every one present entertained the same feeling. Weather-Crops. The fact is, this weather that we have been having furnishes a theme not quite as agreable as prolific. For, it assumed so to speak, all kinderf proportions-one day, cool, clear, and bracing, the next, sky overcast with threatening clouds, which after frolicking would burst sad inundate "the earth." Last Tuesday was particularly a disagreable day-rain, and a heavy one, with a strong wind blowing from early morn' till after close of day. At this wriMpg, a mild pleasant day we are enjoying. The agriculturist in consequence, are not in a happy frame of mind; some see a great drawback, others while not so gloomy, are by no mesas satisded. After a hard rain like the one of last Tuesday, many are under the impression that ground plowed but not planted will necessitate re plowing, while some may that by running the plow in the middle of the rows, planting and then cover, will answer. But, be this as it may, those with whom we have conversed have a mighty far of expression in their eyes. --.se.ý. . k.. " k.... 1.... "L L..e KAY. Contributed. "Hail, bouteous Mg I that dost in spire Mirth and youth and fond desire ; Woods and groove are of thy dream ing: Hill and dale both boast thy bless lug." "The ectom of abserving May-dy,er the frst of May, with foral and fesive ceremonies, is older than the Middle Ages and is probably the lieside. cndant Roman loralia, or fetival in homnr of Flora, celebrated from April 28 to May Lad. "In England, the custom of going out a-Maying is metioeed in Chaucer aad Shakepeare. Before sunrls young peo ple went tothe groves to gather flowers and branches of foliage to aorn the village May-pole, aroud which the daa ting was kept up. A queen ae the May the most beautiful in the village was elected for crowning. "Ift ths prety eaotom ever was in v gue here, it must have fallen in "ano coma desuetude," for our "reesllection extends not to its remembrance." "However, its observanee is on the ta pis, for to-morrow, when, shold the in tentions of the projectors be carried eat, it will be a novelty In our midst To-Morrow. The Volunteer Fire Co. No. , will be tendered a benefit, by the ladies, uader the direction at Mrs. de SL aurent to morrow. Weas toM, ant Dnote, by the puble annoumeement, aam al attractions will be ofered for the amage ment of all those atteadlag the eter tainment A lengthy and varied pro gramme has on prepared, and nthiag has been left undone to makste-monbw evein "a red setter dar in theammale ot the amuement lnein lthis town. T esoause for whih given should be a eient but as value for your money will be given, we hope alarge rowdu wlll be in attendance. Nothing DishonorablM Attorney General Garland's testimony in the telephone inquiry shows cond sirely thathe has been guilty ot honorable conduct. It would hale le ed better had be not taken, when a ema tort the United States, the Pan-Electrlc stock tendered hlm, but the ompay was not asking, and there was no reason to easpect that it ever would ask for legls lation to promote its interests. In tet, the eiremetanes wereo such that it could not be benefitted in that way. As attorney general Mr. Garland had noth ing whatever to do with bringing the suit to test the validity of the Bell pa tent. A Worthy Kove. We understand that a project is on foot to ask the town eounecil to make a special appropriation for the fre depart ment of this town. And should this be for some cause, unfeasible, then the re quest will be made, for the counneil to formulate an appeal to the tax-payers, whereby they will be placed in a pool tlon to expres their views in regard to the levying of a special tax, yearly, for the object above mentioned. We have I new threeeomplales, and, we think, it is rather too heavy an expense on the indl vidual members thereof, and wrong, to expect them, out of their private funds to provide for the necessary pnipmnts. While the members, or companle, have asked no elp, it is nonete lees but Just that the property owners hould willing ly contribute, or be taxed a mite towards keeping the enginesand appurtenanes in good working orking order. We advance an opinion held by many in saying that with a thorough, well-egasade and well-aeiped department, insuramne would be greatly lesseed, and th money so saved would be quite a sum. There fore, we trust those who have this mat ter in hand, will hasten to feel the pub e pulse, ad be successfl in their en deavors. Local Lights. The parish hotel has onlyone nmate. The Ditrket Court has been In sea aln this week. Died Saturday Awrlt. Jimmy Be gisaged 33 yesas. We have a srtd uand I that a shln gis mll here wou pay. Ie seam, sherhst Soda water and Cakes at Hubert's ladles parlor. They are talking oft ergdllig a Knights of Hoser Ledge here The ranasof last Tuesday saede the Teebe to rie easulderably. It is now Always remember when you want to buy the best to eoesult our advertlsing edumans. Mr. Desire Bouevalt has opened a barber shop, n the rear oe Mr. G. Four net's coaee hoae. Married at New Orleans, Thursday April 29th. Loea L. Baker of this town to Mies Maggie Lewis of New Orleans. A colored denaisea was arrestld and brought before Juge . DoeBlan, la Tuesday accused of stealing meet ac. from another gent. of diky hue, on the Buacker place. A little 1l year ied black chip was the main witaess. A little in terrogation elicited this information: the boy ealdtbhat e (the by) had stolen the things at the Lnstgatien Of the aeu sed, blng promised two dollars for s doing. The accused denied all knowl edgeofthetheft. Both bound over to Sappear besre the District Court. Hon. Alfred Voorhiee, Representattve from this parish, takes hi departure to morrow for Baton touge, where the Gen eral Assembly of the State of Louislana convenes next mnday. Str. A. Durlo, towing a barge loaded with lumber, paesed bound up, la Wed needay evening. The Durik was also heavily laden with lumber. We believe her caru is desined for Breaux Brdge. Mr. Henry Molalen. whose several college friends In this town, will, we are s be pleased to learn that be is now the river reporter of the New Orleas Daly Chronicle. Until taklng eharg of his new poiltin, he was usecondierk of the Sir. Warren plying in the Opeleoa trade. Ineonverstien with me oft r mer chants, the other day, he exprssed the belief, that why, and the wherefore of our trade depresuson was fund In the fact that the town is arruedd by eeua try s~tom . leeuated heertees. And aid that the trade whieh formerny ama here isbeing done at tbese plne. Seme ruth in ths. A Few Chips. ast Carroll parish does net we a cent, andhl s 1800 dolar is the treae Wry. LA. Iure, an go o Cbogres, from the Secomd Dstrict, itf he bee inuined that way. The Opodsm Courer aep that se rlf Duson aseribes the bet of oely me prioner be ing n the parshhl to s goed esste ao tos Sunea law. The Plenyne very aptly says th re ferme are prismo who wet ether per snaeto rengr.. The penohliiaM Is a m who wans is asighMr to quit uReresentative Pr et doss sat hew a w g the peepMes msy the mlntuanetof a slse milHea, t as much as the meyspent I w that par 000 wae wsturned up by the pew a few days agoby astrmer at werk In Ms eail at Batehbrg C. A petition rm coloed men ro meatly been seat to C Pgrem aklg ar the creation f a egrle terrilry, the o jeet beinlg to seaure a plae whers the ingrees ma live by themselves as the Indian do in the Idian Territory. The Demoerat Tribse, eof Mlnden, says t is betterto have a majity of the Pollee Jurie In fourteen Paishes Be publicsa than to have a majerity t the paIshes under the government f rinl 'poltlciaas wb ears nsthinlg w the pee ple." As soon as the coming legslature adjourns we hope to be a poetion to sling this query: "Where was Moses when the light went out. Real fets of the ortd ase, a cemplete history eo the trial and conviction of he sed.s, the eetief eesdemned Ste. Can be aat the Post Ose, price I eats..