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S: oo JUSTICE TO ALL. $1 oo. VOLUME I. ST. MARTINSVILLE, LA. JULY 3rd. 1886. NUMBER 19. THE JIE88ENGER. Why This Collapse. When men meaid all ide at fair play to desmnd to a degrading level, ap preutiy only to further te prosecution of an individual, does it not produee the impreesion among fair-minded men that some ignoble end is, or was, mught? And when those who are suppole to uphold the scales of justice and repreent the people, undertake to mete out strict and impartial Justlee in a matter of such se riou import as the late impeachment are ca they, (wishing todo right) throw it aside as fancy dictates? If Faontelle isa disturbing element to the welfare of civil seiety? Society di amds be be supprmed. If his conduct a a Jdge, or citize, was or is repe bmesible to a degree exactn puatb. mat bhe should be Pnl ed. e shem d have been tried : al the agals him should have been too sifted. If hewas glty. his mldos should have been made to rebound upon him. Bat if be is inneet, he should be allow ad to walk abroad, kd erect, an upit but injured man. e mandemanded t his aeeusers and prosecutors "fuked it was, Indeed, a inglorious i nt di grFuIeh ending. The St. artinsville Bene volent Amessiatlon. The sterling organ tion wheh forms the headline ef this artiele was organi e a littleover a year ago, and hsad vaneed to a plane that is satisfaery to its friends. Organiaed with a view to benet fse members It bas adhered to that object, sad s today, a sreg and pro perous organizaton. To better facilitate them latheir roodwork it has become aeceeary to have a building for their own use. Ceee#ymn arreagements Save been made lth t ore rgan . to run an exeurslai train, on the 13th nst., from Wlrs to New Orleans, stopping st a l the net pnee-s of whlch will be devoted to the object jast mentioned. Exmeorsnatswillpe twodau d three nights In the eity amplmt o tn tranac t budt, and,M an attractona the 14th wll be held at Spaalesh Fort, the French Festival, which we are told will be celebrated on a seals heretore antheaght of. Io amraaees heron am tai on e 18th. The Situation. For a year past Bepublean papers have endeavored to encourage the rank and le ot their party by assuring them that the result of the national election ot 1886 was aedental and that the gverM met would again fall into Republica ands iLn 88 The Republican press has persistenUy asserted, and perhaps tried to believe, that the people were disatis -ed with the present administration aad would take thefirst opportunity to ex press their disapproval some Demo crats even have feared that the polley of the administralon would weaken the party which placed it Ina power. Events which have traslired during the past year have proved that the fears of a few timid Democrats and the anertions of Republieans were groundless, and that the predictions of tse latter are based on aething mor'esebltantial than Republl tea desires. The few state eleetions held last year showed that the Demoeratl party had nowhere lt ground. In no instance did the Republieans capture a state whleh had cast its electoral vote for Cleveland and Hendricks. The Demo erats a the ed of 1886 were n posse 5ion of every state carried by them the previous peer and there was no evidene anywhere of a less et Democratice strength. On the contrary, loss was on the Republican side. only im pot.an change was In Mi n, whew udicial electin resulted in a Demeera tie-Greenback fusion majority at B,00 the same combinatio having beq beat en the previous year by about o. Local Lights. Keep cool, Audibert's Iee cold beer will dolt. The "Acadian Club," In the latest wrlkle. Due to the incesant rains, the Techbe is bankfull. The Abbeville Meridlonal commenced its P0th volume las Saturday. Siooses to the Mdrldioal. The members of Volunteer 1, gave their engine a trial, last Thursday even iag. "She worked." Our thanks to Mr. R. 8. Cater, for the basket or Irish potatoes presented to the Messenger. We believe the date fixed for the dra mate entertainment, in reaux Bridge Is the 11th Inst. Hon. AlN. Voorlhes, spent a few days intown, last week. Helet, by ral last Sunday, for Baton Ronue. Our friend C. Harrison Esq. Is havbng the bulding recetly purchased by him extensively repaired. TM Messenger tenders its thanks to the Mikado Social Club, for the nice eake sent to this olee last Sunday. At the samcsion sale of the Estate of Mrs. Joe. Wilts, the property near the bridge was bought by Mr. Pierre Pau ries. The Messenger aeknowlondgs resip du Invitation to attend a grand bad at Broasardvfle, on Sunday July 4th. Our thanks to the managers. There Is some talk of organising a reading room and litterary club, by our young men. We hope the talk willgrow Into something substantlal. A John Chinaman was seen in town this week, a very unusal sight. Some say, he a doctor, others ay that the object of his visit t to start a laundry. Th amet trtbul and inobtrueive man in the community, will, in one week at tar he becomes the owner of a setter dog, dedveo into a talented sa ostest lios ar. Nthing penrsonal this. The ban, last Saturday, given by the Mikado Social Club, was adecided sue Bcas. N twithstandig the inclemen of the weather a large number Of young people were on bad, arod that they amu sed themselves hugelygoes without say ing. They were some thirty odd con plees on the floor at one time. "When shall we have another," is the general query. The little negr boy who Is chbarged with entering and stealing, on the Baue ker plantation, at the alleged lstigatloa of a negro man, was surrendered by his bondsman, and last Monday was Icar cerated In the parish prison. The Pollee Jury meets next Monday, and will probably resolve into a Board of Reviewers to pass upon the samses ment lists. We again desire to call the particular attentton of property-owners to this matter. Last Saturday, the Louisiana Farmer commenced a new volume. The Far mer is a good paper, and judging by Its advertising columns is ddeg well. A tact we are pleased to note, and may it enjoy many more anniversaries, is our sicere wish. Friends In Thibodeaux wrote to the managers of the M. B. A.'s emrion, this week stating that they will want, at least two eoahebes to acomodate the nmber of the people that will take In the Big Ex. Ampleroom will be provi ded for all. The crop, as ageneral thing are not in as promislag a codition as could be wished. The cotton crop will not be as large as was anticipated some weeks ago. Corn, to some places, promises well, In others, it is a decided failure. Cane, however bolds its own, though somewha tbekwar The regular election of ocers ot the Mikado Social Club, was held last Sun day, and resulted as follows: T. J. Lab be, President, re-elected; R. Delabous aye, Vice-President; J. G. rousard, aoording asecretary; Eugene Olivier, Finacial Secretary; B. L. Fournet, Treasuer, re-elected. Tbat the Hon. E.J. Gay will be his own successor, appears, now, to be al most certain. The Democratic party recognises the fact be has proved an of Solent representattive. Besides this Dis trc being Republican, he has already show s sblity to carry it. Nemes, these fats being considerd goes a long ias te assure him he nomination. 2b Pais Cline Briog-Our wide awake eontemporary, the Messenger, has taka up the qsion of a bridge aeres colese Pote Claire and directed the at tention of the Pollee Jury of St. Martn to the aeesemy t unittes aise with Ierilal erder to sseeeplich th W ek needed wrk. Our llee Jury i now in sehei as a Bard of Reviewers, and could well consider the subject and hi out the disposition so our neighbors in re gard to the matter.-New Ibkeria Eer priseJuges A. "As matters now stand" as election will be ordered by the Governor to take place withia the sixty or ninety days, and as Judge Gates comission as provisional Judge expired with Fon tellen's discharge, Gov. Meanery will have to appoint another provisional ,Judge to Si the vacancy now existing ,up tothe time of election." The fur a will soon Sy, saysthe New Iberi Enter I pris to an artile on the lie tIpeach mmat case. The City Item, that steaneh straigbht forward, trkctly ldependent evealnng daily. has just entered the ninth year of Its smcessful eareer. May its mcce never grow less. Mr. Montegut has appointed our frile:d and fellow-parlIbsomer, Audubon Hil liard Eq., to the position of assistant aslhr In the U. 8S. Mint: Mr. Hilliard will assume the functions of the ol-re na few days. This appointment meets the full approbation of the Democrsey of St. Martin. The gentleman Is well equipped for the position and we dare say, will give full satisfaction. For this act, Mr. Mostegut, has earned the rye pect of the staunch old Democracy of the parish, and they will noteon forget this recogntlon of one of their strongest adherents. There are matters, which we believe very Important, demanding the atten tion of the Poliee Jury, al which we hope, at the regular meeting, newt Mon day, will betaken Into serious conldera tloa. Frt, the urgent necessity of hav lag the bridge at Breaux ridge, put ti rue traveling condition. Then the bull dingof a bridge at Point Clare. We have the belief of the New Iberia aterpriseat ber will contribute for ths purpose. And, we s pt, that that Bo ppoint a conaerenca eemmittee to w-t upon the town council, of this town and ascertain the advisabilty of the two Bodies cotrl uttnwith vle of hav itg a bLrdge over np ]Lae. The people of the town of Breaux dge were considerably paed and shoked last Satardey, when the news of the death of Dr. Noe etournay was an nounced. It seems that be had gone to the shelving, in his drugtore. on which was kept theviss of quinine sad morphine, and, presumably, eok the morphine bottle forte qulane,t whichb he took an overdose, with htal conse guemes. The doetor was, at the time of his dath, about U years am age. He was a native of Montreal and reelved is diplooma in themedlcalcolles aethat ciy. He haed bee rte l hispeofls etn in Breas M forover thirty years. He lesaves and two hil drena b and girl, to menra is lass. We extend to the fa asLI r I arielt sympathy tn thwr prt Y veme lt. UnaIldma Iott List Of unelalmed ltters at the P6s 0Meo at St. lMartlsenil La., for the meath ended Ji 30th I,1S. useros Judie, Min. kNe. Brown, Mlse B. urliise J. &. ners, Andre Madisan. Mrs. elw w J. Mithehll, Mrs.Iawsl P. (S) Mazil, Jeseph ara Mir r. S. nsaupagn J. W. Merris, Jehn Dand J. L meaR, Mrs. Flora Harrs. La Watebee, Pegr iwil h Ms y Tadv rte." T. Ja Mrs. I (Aesim WaI, aptist . hillarls lium- ane P.M.