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,'(bIAME I. ST. MARTINSVILLE, LA. JULY I7th. 1886. NUMBER 21. Is a Candidate. It was iunderstood,l, amonlg his friends, that in accepting the irovikional judge- ship of th,' 21st. Judicial District, Mr. Janles J. .l4outAll's iinteltilon was, and is, to rolt,'st for the se'it at the' election fol lowing 1i4 appoitment. In the alseance of ai pellic avowal of his putrlise, the .lies i.ng·r thought best tt w.tit a while Ie fore exprssing its viw . Buit, inasmuich as. our Ioeal c' ieitntmrary, publishedl, in its last issue, what ran i, looked liupo as an authoritative announcement, this pa per places itw'lf in line with the gentle uln'S friends and will from now on ad vocate his claims to the judgeship. In this parish, where he is so well and fa vorably known, Mr. Mouton is very popu lar, his qualities of head and heart are such that makes him friends wherever he is known. Learned in the law, firm in his convictions, he will make a model jiudge. His health, notwithstandlng as sertions to the contrary is not poor; and whell the time comes he will show enough vim an energy to surprise those who may now think his health is not We trust our choice, and we believe of the people of this parish, will meet the favorable consideration of the voters of Iberia, and that our able contemporaries of that parish will unite with us in ad vceating the election of our candidate. Now that the ball is rolling let us all keep it moving. Nice Work. The railroad property was assessed last year at 5.5,000 per mile, this year it was Increased to $7.000 ; but the hoard of reviewers thought it was assessed too low and raised the assessment to $10,000 per mile. Tuesday. Mr. Natill, repre e.enting the railroad company appeared before the board and compromised upon a half rate asiessmnent, that is, 5,500 per mile. And Instead of increasing the :asessment, they have reduced it of 85.O00--while they have increased the assessment of all the other taxpayers. You " tickle and I'll tickle," has nothing to do with this-the people do not want to be " tickle." What will the people say of such ab sureproceedings ? Local Lights. _ Fresh groceries just received at R. Ijyer's. $BL Beer on ice at 5 cts, a glass at at B. Audibert's. Wir Mr. A. M. Hebert has the lead in the grocery line. The colored boys had their bdutiful truck christened last Sunday. e Several glaring typographical errors I were interspered in the matter of our last issue. As our force took in the excursion, the tl customary amount of local items is short dl in this issue. The Board of Reviewers had a big job - on its hands, but it was carried through successfully. Quite a large crowd attended the ex a, eursion from this place, and returned highly pleased with their trip. "The Str. New Iberla, of the Belt line, the only through packet, was in our port, last Sunday, with a fair freight we are told. R Miss Louise Demahy, a charming Il young lady of *ew Orleans, is spending a few days in town, visiting her sister, s Mrs. D. DeBlanc. L- Our friend, Mr. John Ennis, has just returned from the north where he has I- been visiting relatives and old friends, u for the last few weeks. The contract for the keeping of the - Bridge at this place, will be sold to-day e on the brige, at 12 o'clock M., by Mr. e Aug. Maralst, the Secretary of the Poliee 1 Jury. We are informed that the two dramatic entertainments, given by theamateurs of Breaux Bridge, in that town, last Satur day and Sunday, were successes, both pleasurably and Ananeially. The St. Martinaville Mutual Benevolent I Association ought to, and no doubt does e feel undr deep and lasting obligatioa f to the papers, in the towns through I which their excursion train passed, for their generous aid. By order of the Postmaster General, on and after Monday July 26th., the fee 1 on money orders not exceedlng ve dol larn will be 5 cents Instead of 8 as 1 at present. Several ladies and gentle men of New Iberia, took a trip to this town last 1 Wednesday, on board the steamer 8acl charine, among whom was our friend 1Sidney J. Heard, who paid us an appre elated visit. Died at Loresaville, Thursday July 15th., at i p. m. Mrs. Numa P. Brous aird. born Constance Drsand, at the age of 0 years. Her fuer ral took plow yes terday at Loresaville, and was largely attended by her numerous Mbnds. She leaves a child to mourn her prematured I death. We extend our sympathy to the family. A man named Douglas, was killed by lightning at Longwood last Tuesday, while taking shelter under a tree during t a storm. Hagh Mi Brooks, alias W. H. Lennm Maxwell, convicted of the murder of t Charles Arthur Preller, was senteneed , Wednesday morning, to be hanged on Friday August 27th. 1886. It is claimed by his frkds that Hlma. E. J. Gay will be re-nominated for Con- a gres. by acclamation in the Democratic e convention for the Distriet.-8t. May a BRevew. a Adams Reed, who was severely wounded U on the 2th., in a " duel " with his brto I ther, Alphonse, is now considered out of idanlger and on the road to recovery.- e bpeitaioea ('ourier. e b I There is considerable sickness in this i i place and vicinity, generally malaria. On the Boeu a number of the people are sick. The frequent rains and excessive heat at terward is perhaps the cause of the most of it--St. Mary BReview. "This is a railroad Legislature, first, last and all the time," says the Hon. Mr. r Murphy, a member from Now Orleans, and he might have added, it is run on a regular hoodlum combination narrow lguage trae.-Lqfayette Adrertiser. The crowd in attendance upon the first communion exercqes at the Catho lie church last Thursday was upwards of I two thousand and far in access of all I s former years. The number of communi cants was one hundred and forty one,- I A bbeille Mridilona The Calcaslen Lumber Company has procured railroad rates so low from here to New Orleans, as to enable them to1 ship lumber to England. They are now I filling an order, which is being shipped this week, of 150 car loads. we exami- ' ned some of the lamber and it was fine, indeed.--Labe Cmrles BEel . The Democratic Review says : Unless there is a change in our laws, it will not be long before Louisiana will enjoy the high distinction of being the only 8tate In the Union, where keepers of gambling 1 hells and cross-roads grog-shops will not be troubled by the laws that Interfere a with their right to do so as they pleae. From a private leter we learn that the contractors now at work at the Sul phur Mines are much pleased with all the indications they meet while boring 1 the wells. Mr. Hitchcock, who has been supperintending the operation, says he a thinks this will prove a valuable oil * eountry, and that a company will very shortlyorganie and be at work to ob tain oIL-Lakes Charles CommerelaL The Governor has appointed James K. e Mouton, Eq., judge of the erst. Judicial District, vice Fred L Gates, resigned, to fill said oae until his seeneeor is elee ted and qualied. Mr. Mouton is a bril iant and popular attorney of St. Mar tinsville and his appointment meets with I general approbation, and is said to be satisfactory to all parties connected with i the Gates-Fontelien imbrogUo. Indeed, the Governor could not have made a bet ter choce, and is safe to prediet that Mr. Mouton will he the chole of both po litical partiesto be his own successor at the election to be soon ordered.-Lmsoi siesa Standard. Last night at 12 o'clock, the session of the Legislature from which some over sanguine people of this State expected so much, expired, and both houses adjourn- e edasnedie. Ina fewdays the members will have returned to their humble he-' mes to assume once more the role of pri- d vate citizeas. Gad grant that a majority e of them may coatinue in this role until a summoned to a land where" boodle " is maknown and the lobbyist never comes. esoeratide Review. u The belle of the south is the daughter li of Gen. Gordon. Her beauty isaid to be b extrauirinary. 14 isceagination. We toincid' with the views of the Mon roe Teleraph. Miscegination is now t ruining our fair land. Our country is becoming polluted. Something muot be , done, and that soon, to suppress this Salarming and heinous crime. Our youth 4, are fast drifting from the path of virtue. . It is time for some one with courage and r plack to act ; to at once take hold of this hell inspired evil and eredicate it. It is assuming a strong hold in this country and it is surprising how few realize the the fact, When spoken of, ignorance is pleaded, but soon it will be mirifcent among most respectable families, and Sgreat surprisewill be expressed. We are in favor of our Legislature taking hold of this base evil and enacting a law to imprison all guilty of misoeeg nation, upon conviction, sending them to the penitentiary for from two to five years. This we believe to be the only meana. bj which this fearful crime can be extirpa ted.-Trinity Herald. IT WAS NOT A 002aP. THE CONTENTS OF A YSTDOUSB aD. On Wednesday last the steamer Isabel brought to this city from Bayou Lafour che a large box coneigned to the boat's agent, Mr. Ben F. Rivet. The dischar ging book read" one corpe," with in struction to have it reeshipped by the Ili nois Central Railroad to Jackson, Miss. The clerk, when asked by the agent how long had the party been deed, replied: "I suppose about fifteen or twenty years, as you can listen for yourself; the box must contain nothing but bones ; when you move it you can hear them rattle." The nerves of the agent were unstrung, and his main purpose that day was to escape the task of attending to the box. Before t could be moved from the boat a permit had to be obtained, and before hauling it away the certfleate from the last attending physican had to be pro cured, as otherwise the pollee would op pose removal. In some unexplained manner the box was spirited away to the Illinois Central depot, but the reeeiving clerk refused to receive, unless ome one aecompanied it and the proper eerti fiestea exhibited. The box was then hauled baek to the levee, but the boat had gone. The uncanny freight was elo sely watched unatil the Isabel returned. When she arrived at her wharf the agent jamped aboard to demand expla nations, and the upshot of the affair was very serlo-nomie, as the box was-found to contain-a bath tub ! -City Item. Samson Boland and George Solomon were hanged at Donaldsonville, yester day. They were baptised Thursday by a colored minister, who was their spiritual adviser. Dr. W. & Richy, a dentist formerly of New Orleans, was cowhided in Baton Rouge, Wedneaday night by Chief of Po lies Hillen, for iasulting his step daugh ter daring his abhance fto-n home. Well