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S0 oo JUSTICE TO ALL. s co.
VOLUME I. ST. MARTINSVILLE, LA. JUNE 26th. 1886. NUMBER IS. THE iME a.BNGER. - PEKE JAN. Eighty-four years ge the venerable, well beloved and venerated priest Ange Maie Jan, was born in the anient pro vinee of Britany, France. At the age of twenty four years betook priestly orders; and for over thirty Ave years he has been a guardian angeloverthe people et St. Martin. Lst Sunday was the sixtieth saniversary of his entrance into the priesthood. What pleasant contempla tions are engendered by a retrospective glance of the fathtul devotion and seri tude in the good work allotted to him here on earth ! To the people his dock to everyone, he has indeed proved a fa ther, a wise counsellor. He huas admiai tered the holy sacrament of baptis to self, and to our children. And, he l yet a hale and hearty old man. Pure, an selfsh, self-sacrifeing for the welfare of all; faithfully serving his Master, who can doubt that he will occupy a promi nent sat by the eternal throne? God has blessed him, in mre ways tha ome, notably the bringing of the good Sister here was ertainly a providential isplra tion. This ood man, we are moe than pleased to say, enjoys fair health and has the promise of many years of ustful ne before him. In unson with all thepeo ple, irrespective of creed or beief, we pray God, in His bountiful benedeeaee, will shower upon this saintly man His choicest blessings, and preserve him among as for many years te eme. St. Martin Parish. A Condensed and Plain Statement of Her Resourees and Capabilities. Area 18 sare miles; population 13,00. It lies In Southwestern Louisiana, In the famous Attakapas region. Transport tion facilities, by water or raill The soil vari from sandy loom to eay. The surface is ge erally level, marsiy in some places hilly in other The soll is very ertle. The cultivation to the lands far threquartesn a aentury, without the a of fertiliers, has eased but little, it any, less in their preodutlye eapacities. In fact,wehav knownan instance ad it is ot rare ne, where three diherent rops were harvested on the sme tract ina the spaeet alne months. There are a better l any where under the dome of heave. Any plant that will grow sapwhere will grow here. Halfofthe area this perish is woodland. The s=mps eontain vast quantities of eypress-aad, oak, gum, ash,are lithe largest varietyOfvala e timber. There are seventy vrieties of wood In the parish. Urge deposits o guano areto e e ad in the Grand The climate is unexedld. She Is ex empt from the extreme cod on the one hand; and from the torrid hbest, on the other. Those who dwell here say, it is perpetual spring. The health otf the pe ple is the best: Fruits and vegetables grow In shtR dasse Closeproxlmty to the New Or Ms marbeIthold made this an ndm lage nd to be eas lde. At the prl at tlme garden track is not tolawed s a bdmlane to any arge extent. Fish of many vareties, are foand plh- I lifufly In the Innumerable streams aid lakes; and, game, is also abandand la th praries and wood. Siac pMle uiaffair the parish Ima allen into the hands of the properly bhl den and repreentative man, a new ea sdawned, ad stre aeesoontabIrlNy her anris strictly exacted. JastleI awtirailly sadaimered The private and pablis heels ani a -dla condiemsd * The peoe are kind, bhspitabe aid seer ready teader a weleom to Irte gers. The t raes are wkr l toglb. er In peace and barmony. The Catholecrelgis predominatesI several Pretetant de memualno h e their churches. Ther are two Ineerperated twa in I the Parish. St. Martiasvine the se if Justlee, with a population of about I M; sad eaunx ridage, with a popslatie 'I about 800. In coecasies, we deserve to say, htt the Pariah ees a ane sd ilr ths h vestment of pital. Capitalists te - ing in iealsas are invitd to rt Mue and Investigate. "This Is a railroad Legislature, si, last and all the time," says Mr. Murphy a member dour State Legature he franknee oft this gentleman is tral reshing to say the lead. Some p lie to sail under false olers, but d - dently. Mr. Murphy is nat of the a - ber. And the people are under a 0I and lating obligmties to him for fI them what they have all alo ieved. Mr. Mrphy is right. A ty the Legleature daod nadt ts.h h railroad, no matter to what etar. t people are eharinag frm their ggl eease, a contingesey that viat d tS mibers are i as hast a itonvlate The aPoints Claire J p. That Sterting paper, the New alfi tatbeprle, id had Its attelidsn esat to the miserabe, aye, ImpassablMe ad tion of the bridge which Some the mtp ties of this article. The Inaermeat ;t er eoatimporary weouMd haveisheih edthe truth mch it he had saitda. thee is no bridge over the counee worthy the appellation. This paperbaseald times mentionesd this maser, aliitS soeldsvely that r towan, wen to greatly beeitted by seaeieg a S** that is worth harvintg, but all or eLrt have bees oft no avail. Like the - pridwe belire the time is now I toes to have a substantial bride s "What eould st them be t eo smli for want of funda , says the hterpdae, can now receive more attetio, a the tinanelal conaditis t both parsles is much imspoved, and we oedem os bsuer tothe eoaeieration r tshe ruae lury o this parish, co.sItet that Itwlll I oarwlith our aelghbors o of MLartl I iend eeavor to have this mnak meeiI 1 ridge omtrueted soom." It us hpe I at the Flie Jury ot this parish will I lt ia thisL matter at its ast meeting Local Lights. The Mikado ball to might. The Sunday law Is mow am aceom ilahed tct. f Keep cool, Audlbert's Ice cold beer Fill do it. Aad ltis ral, ra, rais. Itis grow mg monotonous. We havebeen quite busy I our job lepartmet, this week. The oldest inhabtant is sort of pus rled over the weather we are now expe lending. Ten or twelve wituesses in the In achmment eae left here last Monday for Baton Rouge. Theb Convent Schools will close mt oeday for a vacatlon to two moths.u Ib schools will re-nop on the lt. of leptember. Neatly printed ball programmes, with penci, ho., attached, ready for use, for le at tbis oBoe. You cau buy one, two, or as many as you msed. At half past si Thursday evening, thes peat machineries of the Oil Mill were itopped. The mll will be stopped for ibout two months for repaitring. The regular election oft odcers for the khado Socall Club takes place to-mor row eveaing. We are told the boys in bead havinrg an ice-coream jamboree to -elebrate the event. what ebot the eomataat rains wm havb on the growing ereps, we camaot my, or we have motmet say of our planer blends, this week but that It is doing no ood, we are sadled. Mr. A. V. Flemig took a Wlng trip eto opelousas, lst Moday, to attend the commeaeemm mre s of theCoa vest shools there, o which his drm lgdaughter, MlS Carine , is a pupil. Lovers o the may dance, are inform ed that the dnoaing programme as adop ted mm whichb will be observed at the aln to-light ispri ted lI aslttal books with penalls attahed an!d for sole at this ome. Everybody will want one. Bro.Esa ler'slarmer howsevldeos of growing prosperity. Of late new ad veresemseuta have crowded its coluas. Though not always agreeing with its views, we pever all to read every line t. ItIs a good papersd we are glad too see It is making both ends more than med. They bore him to his mnther; and he laid upon her lap umoomsclous tll soon; his face was ple; he was, oh,so sick; he on partislly revived. Tell mother, darling, what belbl you, "the amother uased. Languldly the darling repied: 0, mamma dear, I masked a cgarettel'" Two rairoad sotsonh ana vlsng am bibed a its too freely oa sd eye, sow ighdl mad, and pulled oat tmspre paralry to carve one saother. The p. loemaan jes about that time put In an appearaee, ad gave them mple time to gpnoer, by looking tem p I the calaboose. Mesrs. C. L. Lacanead P. Beavesu. the committee of the Muatal Benevolent Assocateon having oharge do the ar rapgmme or te esanrsie to begive on the It. paes., have stermed iem a trip along the line and lN ate, that m for the eamtsq iw e s sawed. Active peparains aes being made and nothing will be e amssene faor th ema Sort and pleasue of these attending. Tkekets m now oasale. Oscar Praeois a Young sled ac died in this town Satrday, Jume 19th 181. oday Jane S., at the bride's pa rets tais prish by ev. Ither Jan, Mr. Joseph Coadley to Mies sebeea Baler. GRAND EXCURSIONI FaoM WASmHNGTON TO New For the occasion of the French Festival. Under the auspices and for the benefit of the St. Mar tinsville Benevolent Associatio. Inawes Wahshgeen Tuesday July 11th at 10: a.. . trslg lasnes New Orleasm Sdasy Ju l . Nt a. m.. The traln will pean 8tne N muss afer the eeal tram. Fare for the Round tp as follows: From wahNse ............S.... . ," Opdo.ess................... 4, " Grand C tes .........4....... " COrenM ................ 4,I " Lafayette.................. " reessarlfle ............. . ,1 , ones................... sA . r....s ................... s, J aje t ................ S Sorrel...................... ,S SBal ................... ,75 SFranklin ................... . , ," Bay Sale................ , " Pha·tteesiso ... .*......*.... SMorgan City............... 2,1 S Terebone................ 1.0 * Laoche................. 1,0 " Bay des Alemad....... 1,0 " Baoeland.................. 1, ReIeshme and Lanehes will be sold on the train, M medsat prsee.