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S°oo JUSTICE TO ALL. :s oo. VO.LUME I. ST. MARTINSVILLE, LA. JULY 24th. i886. NUMBER 22. 'HE MIE88ENGER. Our Devil's First Effort. I set me down, In thought profound, This maxim wise I drew: "You tickle me and 11 tickle you." The War in The Swamp. Thursday morning Sheriff Brousard reelved a telegram from Morgan City to the effect that a war was raging on bayaou Boutte, this parish, and that three me were killed and several wounded. The Sheriff and deputy Flaming left that morning for the seeme of trouble. About half past tour o'elock that after noon, Ernest Miel, oneof the participants in the bloody war, came to the eee of the Sheriff, in this place, and surrendered himself, in ease he was wanted. From what he is reported to have said it appears that on Friday morning last one Loreno Randall, colored, and others passed near his house and insul ted himself and family. A short while after that, he heard his cattle, in the pasture, running about as it some one were after them. Proceeding to see what was the matter, he saw Laeras. who was in the act of injuring his stock. When Lore.s saw him, he accosted him threatingly and at the same time leveling his gun at him, whereupon he ran behind a tree and caled for help. Lmos. walked around a few steps and fired at him, and he then returned the fire with his rife wounding Lorenso. Miel, came to Patersavle and telegraphed to the sheriff about the matter, and asking him to eeme sad ar rest the parties. After this mission, on returning home, in a skiL, with Valln and DIaL 8parks, his father-in-law and brother-lin-law, ad when o the lake he wasmet by a ski containing some eight mea; some of the men cried tohim to stop, heBl e,aandwhen within 10 or l yard!, without mare ade, opened a murderous fre oa himsa those with him. IDnl Sparks was shot dead. Valsin was wonnded, and so was he, (he has a scalp wound-Ed.) Miel theb pick ed up his rifle and opened fire. He would frea shot grab the oars and pull a few strokes, repeating this several times until he was outof rangeof the pursuing party. He says that he don't whether he hit any of his assailants. After reaching home, the skiff with the men who at tacked him, psesed in front of his house a half hour after he reached there. He was then in the house by the dead 1 body of his brother-in-law, and his father father-In-law was walking in the yard, at the time, when the parties commenced firing at the house. The old man Valsin was again woundedin the leg. He in- 1 mediately picked up his rife and began shooting at them, and the than t umped ia the water and disappeared. MIelleft there and came to St. Martisville, with a view, it is said, of haing warrnts is auet for the arrest of those peole who aitackedhim. M is now in al. The trouble originated beeam he bhad par chaeed a nallrm wlth three or aour cows from an old man named Jbomy, at whoms requaest he afterwards ook to New Orleans to the peer-he.s. Follwing Is the Morgan City Free Press verses d the afair. Ou Tuesday moraig a hard working and honorable eolored m named Ile renam Randall was shot sad badly en ded i bayou Batte by a meeking fleow amed Ernest Mills. It asee that d Mills had a flat moured at one ai the . isands and was engaged in gathering mass ad looked apn Randall and his family, who laaded er the ean purps as intruders, aad shot t the old a l without warnin. The proper papers have been lied and sent to St. Martin, IL which parish the afatr acred, hfor ser vice. It e toh hoped that Mills will i have the full beneat th law. i Laru. Wedneeday-two wounded men were I brought In this morniag from bayou Booutte ; Henry Ranadal bether of Lo Srenso, shatin the chin and See. Noy, - shot jerst below the heart, emeae the D. I puty Sherlf's pes who attemptaed to Smake the arrees The eshoting was done I by Mills, Valn and Dnlel Spike.r l Noy died about 10 a.m. at the mrt Shouse. Deputy Sher Js Thaems s with a puom started manlately fIr the - s o the dlslrbanee to arres thede e peradoes. About 11 Veloe aews was blrught SIn that darings Uthe lri s night Mills and anther man were badly wended, I and till auother mat, mum unknewn, r wa killed; ths make a ttal as far ed I two killed and ear woauned, S &nuL Lura. Daring the day asiderable aaziety was mansted as to the probable result of the ezpeltion under Deputy Sherf Joshua Thoms, and quite a crowd path I ered n the eveUgat the whrves wal Stlagtheretara tshe bats. At abut SlO aeleek led ecries and la.smel-a. I were heard frlmthdBrweick side, whichb was evidence that the boats had ueased the and that more murder had es . committed. The news spread like wild ire, and soo a eeral hundred people Swere rding to the wharf froting the Far Pares lee. The sispema was Sterrible ; nothing could ek heard hon I the mingled voices from ares the river buteoon theboata ouldbe seen aerig thei Merg City shore. Fr a isw sea onds a breathless silence prevailed, but the sopenee was more than the heart d a loving wifs ad mother could bear, anad as if fearful that noanewer waould be rae. turned sheteailed her husbands name a 1 hearty rvolee eame anewering back "m all right," and the overjeed woman l1i ted her hands and thanked god." Another velee from the boats Informed 1 the people that "everybody from this ide 1 is safe but laR rTaman a uan and two more wounded. It was then leaned that when the sherifs posse neared the se d the conflicted the privius day they qurse 1 Br. red pon by the outlawus sad Merea or w killed and two other. were wounded. at The ire was retaraed sdl tibelieved , that TaIa or a orTlAws e Is. S The aring bcame s hot that the poss were obliged to leave the beats but they ag aove the seumadrsl to scver sad spa *. red tmen as their guns. The llot Box. at Facts f interest to oertaln individual e voters, eutallag grave respoadbiltles. Facts that have slept the sleep of deat, Sthereby not only caudng distraction of epublic buinmeas, but brands each nilvil Sdual of that ast, as a traitor to the most s sacred trt ever consded to man; and to bhi astonlmeet wheo his Represents tl guityo a theft, l gesteel termas a Ldetulter, the voter that assited to elect him to an oee with that power, as his agent is equally criminal. e "Sacred Trust." Why thes Govern Smest of this the most magniiceat Re Spublic n the history of the world aeblev I ed under tria sad suaIeraIgs that beg a g. descriptioa; was bequeathed to the to eltes a fthe Unit.d States: I hops my a fillow-tlaeas of the east absho alluded - to consider themselves a part of that rt commalty, and will endeavor so to Sprov themselves. That lustlmabl Sgiftl, is a Deacom Light rebalg oppres Sld o smd tyranny, is a mvement the grandest the San ear tbos eo, to the ht departed heroes whose manhood placed s the Crow that now glitters on thes eas 4. L hmanlty. It bhas Ielhbtory embeded , i the memories of a grateful people, , thei resof war. P. . [ ho bcontinued] Unit o One. It We believeit pretty se to y et l Mlr. Thadorn Patelm will be a emald h- date r the jdgehip a this dirle t at S- tas lets a be heli on s thi sday d at snt November. a e will, as daut inaugurate his cam I palgnto al strt timr. a o deleat him will require te patting a brward a m n steag with the pee Id pse, Is That man, we honestly believe les James a L Mouton. r Withouat wishing to detract from the a meIrlts the abtdaaat material to be rw landint t distrlct, we believe e is g the mseet available a at this time. S Be can earry thlsparleh by a had it s-me majority. S H is St. Martin's eballes. d Iberia, als4 frem reports has a haerite as whom he would lihe to ee on the * Jen hoau zs is inevery way itted or S Nwt behove the partisas of a these two gentlema to hia means to settle ae 4 the eaadiday of ese or the other of While we do not mean toispeakbid r thi, declalsl of the peqls. Will the selset hmade a prima. Sry election. or bys aesawatiay It is fr the leaders to s. v to thaek ifr ais pple to hav Sraise is the matter. e.ular KhI of Love. 'The Merga people brwe the people of a. Martin." e..iA NeIE qFJrrs ti Bosd f.r beemers. The kmseelsat Amenatls of this town pave - eneurI oa to Rew (Ueas a the lMerpa read, last week, paying for six aeaees $74 to that compay. In aret ing home, beloertaklng the eare at AIgler , the company lalted tht the eoaes were to menowded a compolled the manage dof the exsular. to take an extra ameh demanding extra pay or am Them e was aso eem ty or thisetra coes , but it was sreed apon the sleme. aving emrg at thee - eoade. If this Is an exhibtlte at their lwe, bed ane tress their ha tred. A usey. The acsem ntd Me , ge rampom d iLa lafaeteoparish, almanag this perish any msa roll why he halbal truck is mere valeaae i Iamabte plish the is this parish? Local Light. With coutinued avoeable weather a lair rop wpll be made In this para. The eard at sylewers gt through Its labor, at lat. Were they atale toryf The r. Queen City, n p e of the SB. ew Iberia, a the Belt lne was i pot last Wednesday. Mr. I . Knight, kep Is a tok a fle grade at eewlg and smoking tobaceo. Try hiss cents a package tobsoe. Our young tried Chris Frtagerad is now working In the foundry ot Mmeer dwaNrs and Haubtmaa, In New Or Our Mid Numa Domeageasx ao Breaux Bridge, we among thes peae gars em the lst trip at the steamer Dean to.. We gladly plae e our lase t 1 the Plaquemtne Proteetor. Itis a oplee did paper ad has all th elemmn. es sental toproiLty. Our good w es We gladly welcome In our midst Mr. Eliah Crawson ad family. They nwll oeepy for a sort time, the reldemes f Mr. Wa. Kaitn. We prsme It will aot be long beoe they wl m e oea the plantatison reently prehame by Mr. Craw.eoel outside otoewn. EDWARD SIMON, AND JAMES D. SIMON. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, -and NomAi PaLuIc. dm agar the 0 rst BeIm St. Martirwaville, La.