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$I oo, JUSTICE TO ALL. $I co. VOLUME I. ST. MARTINSVIL,, LA. JUNE 5th. 1886. NUMBER 15. 'THE JYESSENGER. The Convent Children's E-] hibitions. Let us premise this short and we fear but too impdrfect article, (too short to do ample justice to the event,) by sayinog that the size of the Mesr nler hindersan extended notice of the Convent chil dren's exhibitions, of last Thursday and Friday evenings. However,sulBoe it to say, that these exhibitions were a deci ded and marked improvement in every respect, to those heretofore given. The programmes, of the two nights, which are inserted below in full, and which by the way. was carefully and admirably carried out, will, we trust, supply the deficiency of any superfluous words that. space allowing, we would have employed to give vent to our feelings, and which the occasion deserved. Long before the curtain rose, the house was well filled with anxious expec tants. Following are the program mes: Thursday Evening, Boys Exhibition. Music ....................By the Band. "The Good Shepherd" Hymn, By Pupils Sonnet a la Vlerge, Recitation O. Durand Spoiled Children, Dialogue, R. Lynch, J. Burdin, P. Voorhle, E. Guirard, D. Labbe, St Martin Four net, J. Hitter, E. Knight, H. Olivier L. Bienvenu, E. DeBlanc etc. Aunt Jemimas Plaster, Song G. Buacker, P. Knight. Scene in a backwood School, Dialogue R. Gary, J. Blenvenu, C. Lynch, O. Durand, H. Brousard, W. Hadley, P. Fleming, T. Dorcy etc. Music Trio..........Misses M. Landry. E. Knight, L. Guirard. Gospel Raft, Song..........By Pupils The Gridiron, Dialogue.......J. Wilts, J. Battle, G. Oliver Music .....................By the Band Ring dat golden Bell, SAg...By Pupils Sailing, Song................By Pupils Notre Revere Pere, Recitation R. Gary Music Trio. ......... Misses A. Gernaud, C. Rousseau, L. Laeaa The Burglar Alarm, Dialogue D. Hebd G. Bancker, A. Carter, G. Olivier, Percy Knight Le Portrait, Recitation, St. . Fourne Music ......................By the Band The Train to Mauro, Dialogue W. Carter G. Bancker, T. Dorcy Hush Little Baby, Song....... By Pupils Le Priseur le fumeur, t Dialogue, D. Hebert, G. Olivier Music...............Mise C. Romesa The Dentl4 Dialogue........D. Heber) A. Carter, G. Olivies My Little Cabin Home, Song....G. Gary P. Knight and Pupils Music ......................Bythe Band Friday Evening, Girls Exhibition. Music.....................By the Band Salutory ... ..............B. Brousard TheStorm, Hymn........... By Pop-s Le Lis, Recitation........A.D.ltmas Masi ...................... Kaigh Sweet Geraniums. Song ........B Pnpi Music ......................By the Band Aunt Bethlah's Jourlney, Dialogue Miases L. Hart, R. Carter, B. Fleming A. St Germain Music, Duet........B. Ulmner A. Gernaud a Composition. Liberty.........A. bancker Lyherty's Song.............. By Pupis Music...................A. Gernaud L'enfant et lee Anges, Recitation A. St.Germain Poor Old Maids, Pare By Young Ladies Les Crolses devant Jerusalem, Song By Pupils L'oreiller d'an Enfant, Recitation C. DeLauresl " Children Come along, Soag L Hart and I Pupils DRAMA. Scenes from the life of Katharina of Aragon. ACT L DnRAMTIs Puamuos Isabella, the Catholie Queen, B. Brousard Hua DAueGrTas: Isabella widowed Prinees of Portugal, .L DeIaurel Jeoanna F. Wilt Maria A. Gernasd Catalina C. Breusard Indian Queen M. Landry Indian Girls, L Bromrd, A. Dittman R Breosard, L Dittman C. DeLaureal, L Knight L Bieaven, M. Wilts, A. Millet, C. Blenvenu, L BRumeau L Hitter Indian Hymn lance and Tableau. ACT IL Queen Katherine A. Rancer Queen Mary Dowager ofraee C.ancher Princes Mary, da erof h ian A. Ditman " Countess ot Salltbury B. Bleavean SDu es o Norfolk, N. Dors Iady Willoughby E. Knight a Iady Elizabeth Hammond W. FitagraMld r Iady Margret Byan J. Hitter SLady of Honor C. Ulmer Page, L Knight, lady Me.m.ers, L Mouton and J. Hitter. Pretty as a Buttekly Sog, By lttleOnes ACT III. Lady Willuughby . 1Knight Lady Blanche B. Ulner t Lady Isabel de Vergas L Gairard SPatience M. Landry I Ladlee of the Queen's Household B. Bronw r sard cand C.uaeker STableau : Queen Kathbartne dead in her a eroaber in Kimbolton Castle. Angels Mmorners, ete. when the Rome.c . agas , song, By the Pupils t Valedictory C. Baneker r Awarding of Medals and Diplomas. SThe Dima, written by a ister of the I Order of Mercy, was acted In a manner which for amateurs would have been highly credtabe, to for children was n simply perfeet. Therein are several I passage of exquLaste tendernes which b the yesag ladies ther. oy undeitood, a and were reedm with such graceful t an dleite maeI-~ su ef feeling, .4 d iMld the eerlal approial of thb audience: and the exquisite varety oIf the minor parts were in keeping with a fi highly wrought whole. Great accuracy d distinct articulation, and judieious pan- g ses, were the features that rendered a every word effective. The Messgr tenders a wreath of compliments to the young girls. We recognize the fact that, when all have done so well, it would be invidious ' to particularize the merits of anay one, 0 still we cannot resist the temptation to 1 jot down a few remarks about our pretty favorite and amusing little friend Lucy a Hart. She had a solid and convincing ' proo of the success of her efforts. The applause elicited byber sons was of theimost cheering and unamimous des cription, and were invarably encored. t Her fgure and face is so enlightened with animation and amiability that you can scarce gaze on it for half a minute without pronouncing it more than ordi narily chiseled for such parts. She is a remarkable child. It is simply the work of auperreroga tion to say that the costumes and ap pointments were splendid in all that the word implies. The declamation of the salutatorian and of the valedietorian was good and in some Ismae , persee. Medals sad diplomas were awarded to the M ees B. Broussard, A. Bancker, and 1 C. ancker. * The good Sisters deserve mech praise, and haveeveryreasonto feel proud of their labors. We do not besitate to say that they have proved to be a decided ac quisitionto the town. They have now, we believe, some two hundred children under their charge; and as for the pro gres of the children, in their studies, we I need but refer to the exhibitions of last' Thursday and Priday. May God speed them in their good work, is the fervent wish of the Meesegur. Loral dights. The Polies Jury meets Manday net. We learn that the waters in Lake Ca taboula are raising steadily. If our information is correet, there is a larger ageage planted this year than last year. We are indebted to Hon. E. J. Gay, for a copy of the Oelfficial Gazette of the Patent Offe. The children of the society of the An gels of the Tabernacle, attend their an niversary mass, Monday last. Our thanks to the Sisters of Mercy, for the gracious lavitation to attend the a hibitnes of their sbehs. After being closed, for the past few months, we are glad to note that our friend Mr. E. B. Knight has re-opened his store of general merchandise with a fresh n4aQelected stock of good. The beat has beea vey oppressive ,thisfweek. The tarmmeter varied be t r Al and degrees la theade. The rainfall last Monday, though far from being as oopious as could be waihed did, notwithstanding, a great deal of good. The plants that were drooping and smuering from the prevailing best, were thoroughly refreshed. The Assessor gives notice to the eet that the "listing and estimation of the valuation of real and personal property" of this parish is now completed, anad the lists will remain in his oece for a period of twenty days, exposed for lnspection and correction. Let'those ntereste d make a note of this fact. The beautiful custom attendant on the last day of May, in the Catholic Church, the crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by the little children spotlessly attired in pretty white frocks, could not be obser ved with its usual pomp owing to a mi niature tornado by a heavy rainfall, ari sing at the hoar selected. Nevertheless quite a lage number of childre deposi ted their tiny oderngs atthe foot of the altar. The New York World truthfully says: "Home rule for Ireland has justle hu manity and common sense ca Its side, and is bound to triumph at last. The only question is whether the law shall be written in black ink or in red. DIED. GaOe--Thusay at s p. m. Manie Theree Greig at the lagse atl yra. l)uD -Mnmaiy at AS a. m. Ins James agen four moaths and Mins. days, child o aene Deran and Amella Blea vema. uan TUua--Tseday at p . m. Wikk ise Joseph at the agefi 7 athde sd 16 days, child o BDlia Garidalre and Doreane BleDsean. The families have the sympathy of the essengr. Monday May 15,s at the brides uncle Mr. P. Dlmare, by the ev.A.LM. Jan. Mr. George Ward Adams eo New Orleans Sand Miss Marie Louise Daeba dm this town. The happy pair lef the same eveninlg for New Orleans We thank the bride for a share in the wedlig ae. The younsg couple have the beast wishes of the Messenger. E. R. KNIGHT, Takes this method of in forming the public in general and his friends in particular " that he has resumed business at the old stand, and will be a happy to serve them to the best of his ability, and with the best of everything in the * grocery !ine. Call and be convinced.