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. T A RISI lE, ," A I h.1 8 I1., S.Lj nlVLL u n m •- -L1.. MAY -n I n R l Y ST. MIARTINSVILLE, LA, MiAY 8th. iLK;. NUMBERE II. An Ineorriible Old Swin dler. In another column will be found racy reading in regard to a character that was well known here in the seventies. In a former issue we published a short sketch of this Mr. Plin White, in which it was shown that his picture adorned the Rogues Gallery in New York City, As will be seen by reading the article in another column he has been at his old tricks again. Many will remember his first appear ance here. A pertly, jolly old fellow, carrying his 250 pounds weight with the nimbleness of a youngster; polite, suave, he haul that about him which never failed to impress one most favorably in his be half. Shortly after his arrival here, he secured a positionon the Attakapas Ga zette, (and by the way he is an excellent printer) and subsequently became the owner. He started a hostelry soon af terward. About this time, two strangers were sent here as supervisors of Regis tration and Election, by Warmoth-not a few remember Lassaliuiere and Metar and, the two worthies in question, and we may add, to their sorrow. An elee tin w's to be held, and a "decker" was made, where these two "parvenus" were to be sent to the Legislature and the lo cal offces were distributed among the local members of the combination. Nothing was left for the success of the plan but to And a willing tool to be us pervisor of election; White serenely bob bed up as the man. The understanding was carried out to the letter. After the eoesummation of this piece of jugglery, the atmosphere hereaboute became too oppressive for White, and one fine morn ing he suddenly decamped. Of his sub sequent misdoings, the article published to-day tells of some. It is worth peru sal. A Gala Day. Last Sunday was, in its fullest s--e, as we predicted it would be,a "red letter day" in town. At five o'clock In the afternoon with out exaggeration, fully 1500 people, were as the streets. Shortly after that hebr, the firemen, composlng the membership of Volunteer Fire Gq. No. I. neatly uni formed, with their gaily trimmed englne marched from their Hall to Mrs. J. P. O'Rourke's residence, where the pretty and charming Miss Laurence Blenvenu, surrounded by a large number of ladies, with deo St. Laurent as the central figure attraction, presented, in a few well chosen and admirably spoken words a beautiful banner the handiwork of Mr. J. Hitter, to the company. Mr. J.L. Mouton, the gifted orator of the firemen, on their behalf, in felicitous language accepted the mark of esteem tendered the "boys." This ceremony concluded, ranks were formed. At the head was Volunteer's Brass Band, followed by the Company with their engine, and immediately be hinsd, was the beauti.ully decorated chi riot contaitning the May Queen and her suite, seven charming httle ladies, pret tily attired in white, and walking on each side were six firemen as an escort of honor. After parading the streets, the procession wound up in front of Du champs Hall. The unanimous conclu sion is that it was a splendid turn out. At 7 o'clock the doors of Duchamp's spacious Hall were thrown open, and soon a number, estimated at 400 persons were comfortably created inside. The rising of the curtain disclosed a May Fes tivaL In presence of the audienqa the May Queen was crowned. The grouping of the scene was admirable. The ones taking part were : Misses Ange Marie Delahonesaye, (the Queen) and M. R. De lahonsesye, T. Blepvenu, O. Bienvenu, Norma Guirard, J. Bitter, L Hitter, May Murphy, and L. Theriot. Following this were pianos solos by Miss A. Durand and Miss Laurence Mouton. Thereafter, the two-act French comedy by Scribe entitled "La Lune de Miel," (the Honey Moon.) was rendered by the amateur-artists, in that manner which has gained them high eneomiums. In the cast were, the Misses Laurence Bien venu, M. L. Daban and Marie Rose Dela houmye, and Messrs. Albert Bienveau. Vavasseur Mouton, Gab. Osrdetal and othme. It would be invidious to men tion the acting of a particular one where all did so well. Suie it to say that the whole was a smooth and well acted a play as one could wish to see. Miss Wilson a pretty and charming yeng lady from New Orleans, sang an opera tie selection,that was well received by the large audience. After the theatrical performance, th young folks took possession of the hall and until a late hour in the morning "tripped the light fantastic toe." Let m hasten to sy that to the noble hearted Mrs. de St Laurent and her worthy assistants, the success and thorough fulfilment of the programme laid out, is due. These ladies, whose eorts are always exerted for all deser ving objects, deserve the thanks of the whole community. Nor can we forge those ladies who had chargeof the reftres ment tables, their kindness, we doubt not is fully appreciated by the firemen. All told, it was aday not soon to be forgotten, The Cleveland System. - In its issneof the f1th. nlt, the Judge, an illustrated weekly published in New York, has a significant and expressivel double-paged cartoon. It represents President Clevelend as Hoxie, standing near a locomotive, on the 'headlight i printed "Enthsiasm out" and on the tender the words "Cleveland Boom for 1888" the President being surrounded by the Democratic workers Below the pic ture is printed this pertinent advise: See here Mr. Hoxie Cleveland I you can't run that engine without us. And if y-ou don't accede to our demands we'll take the pins out ad kill1 her." Follow: g is thu Judge's comment threon : The strike against the Cleveland sys tem which is illuminated elsewhere in the- pages will be the great event of 1888. The leading tyrant of the system has been false to every expectation of the laborers in the Democratic vineyard so that they have gone from hunger to the verge of starvation at the ve9 time when they had most reason to anticipate the rotgnd rtomach and the contented mind. Toadd to their discomfiture and indignation, the luxurywbich belonged to them has been absorbed not so much by the man of their choice as by the enemy whom it is their duty, hope and business to destroy. They complain not only of injury but insult, and remark with the grieved individual of the poet. It may have been right to dissemble your love. But why did you kick me down stairs? Mr. Hoxie Cleveland proposes to take the engine of the picture over the rails which run to the white house, but the striking Democracy will probably have more to say in the premises than he will. They have been cheated once and they will have the terms of the new arran gement fied to suit themselves or they won't have any terms with Mr. Hoxie Cleveland at al. Prominent among the strikers is a bald-headed little man who is continually remarking "I am a De moerat" with greatemphass on the per sonal pronoun, and it is his carefully concealed purpose to either "kill" the engine or manage her himself. It be hooves the direeter of the Cleveland sys tem to listen tothese men. Their eause isJ jmt andtheir determnlation is equal to any eapgeney they may encounter. The truth is that Mr. Hole Cleveland doesn't understand railroading very well and his purpose to make two engines going in opposite directions pass each bther on thesame track ean never be realized in this world. Lo.cal Ilg s. New Irish potatoes are being sold, in large quantities on the streets. No fear of a general overflow need be apprehended. The water is falling at all points. The Police Jury had a pow-now last Monday. Nothing of great importance transpired. Mr. G. C. Wimberley representing the Sugar-Bowl, visited our officke this week. Lewis Damsay. eolored, was jailed this week by Constable P. J. Molty, for bog stealing. Our thanks to the Firemen, for the gra cious invitation to attend the entertain ment of Sunday last. Our young frsend C. Fitzgerald, has at present time, some thirty behlves, on his father's place. Chris expects to get a hundred or more gallpas of honey this season. A little ilcident happened the other day, that might tend to hasten the buil ding of the *"projected HalL" Representative Louis St. Martin, of New Orleans is the only Creole in Con gress. lie is a little grizzled man of 66. Good wine can be had in Solano, Cal., for 30 cents a gallon. A Texas newspaper remarks that the state should -boycott the Louisiana lot tery." The boycott may have its uses. after all. A colored bride overcome by emotion fell senseless, at the Catholic Church Thurday evening. and ereated quite a sensation. The tax-sales came off last Saturday. as per announcement, and the greatest part of the property offered for sale was bought in by the State. The True Friends Society with the Brass Band, in procession, attended a mass at the Catholle Church, last Thurs day morning. This sterling organiza tion, we are told is flnancially solid. The subscribers to the fund for the purchase of a truck for the Home Hook and Ladder Co. are notified, that the committee will call upon them, next Monday, for the collection of theamounts subscribed. The powerful towboat, the J. 8. Mer cer. was up last Sunday morning, towing two barges of coal, for the St John plan tation.- The tow-boat Arthur Lambert, was in port also, last Tuesday, having dropped two coal barges at the Keystone plantation and towed one here for the Cotton seed oil mill. Un&btedly one of the best appointed best cultivated places in this parish, is the Keystone plantation. Not only tas ty and neat are the surroundings, but at every glance we see evidences of enter prise. Under the able superintendence of Mr. J. Peters, the affable manager, a losing crop, we believe, has yet to be (made. Passing near the place, the other day, we could not help but admire, the manner of working, and the advancement of the growing crop. By the way Mr. Peters, does not depend on the public road labor, but attends to his own road, and it is but the truth to say that the public road running near his place, is in the best traveling condi tlon, surpassing in that respect. any in the parish. Truly a model place. FOUND ESTRAY. I have in my possession one gray mare branded thus , with her filly 3 years old $ unbranded. The owner will plaese prove his property and pay costs. Clay Robertson. St Martinsville, La May 8th. 1886.