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VoL.tME I. ST. MARTINSVILLE, LA. JULY 31St. 1886. NUMBER 23. TILE ME$SENGtER. The Boom is Still Booming. The candidacy of Hon. James E. Mon ton, for the district judgeship, is steadily gaining strength and that to the extent of safely permitting us to say that he i St Martin's nearly unanimous choice. Daily, friends,acquaintances and well wishers, are seen wending their way to the omece of Messrs. Mouton and Martin, olering congratulations on his appoint ment and prolering the wish that he will be elected to the position at the approach ing election. These manifestatons of esteem mhat be highly gratifying to the Judge and is a convincing proof of the regard enter tained for him. St. Martin is showing up splendid foe him. And it is to be hoped that Iberia will look favorably upon his candidacy. lie numbers many friende in that parish, who, we doubt not, will view with pleas ure Lih growing popularity. Seine of the strongest Republican lead ers recognize his worth and are among his most ardent supporters. With such good wishes and strong Irceking, Judge Mouton, will be eleeted, such. at least, is our firm belief and sin tr, wilt, No Better Place. We do not, and never have, advised men to come to this parish, landing here utterly without means to help themsel ves, though we hate known such men, endowed with energy, and endomitable perseverance, to accumulate a home and a fair living. But we do advise men ol fair means to come here, and say that na where under God's footstool is there a better country to make a living in and lay by a littemoney for a rainy day, 11 industry and economy is praetled. In no other country can a farmer live an easier life, subject to no extremes od the weather or othber ill.. Our is a real State, and there Is roam within her bor ders for many who come prepred witi prudence and perseverance, to anrve ou for themselves a good home. Nspeulaey, i this the ease in this parish, where nature has been so lavish of her blesengs. And we want, especially, capital to develop our unbounded resources--agricultural horticultural, etc. This beautiful and fertile section, combines every advantage necessary for the estabHllment of manu facturing enterprises. Local Lights. ' lBeer on ice at 5 et. a glass at ut H. .Ludihert'f. W edzesday morning we had a pretty heavy rain. Several races were run on the race 'tractk last Sunday. We are under renewed obligations :e Hon E. J. Gay. for public doeumeant sent the Messenger. ". The New Iberia Farmer has positive information that lion. Jos. A. Breux, will not be a candidate for the Judge ship. Miss Sidonie Wilts, the charming daughter of the late Governor Wilts, is spending a few weeks In town, the guest of Mr.and Mrs. W. B. Eastin. Mr. Thiburse Delabousaye died in this parish Wednesday, his funeral took place from the Catholic Church in this town, Thursday morning. The report is published that the cotton worms have made their appearnee in North Louisiana. Up to now, none have been seen hereabouts. Dr. F. M. Thomas, who has been 'e riously ill, is, we are happy to state, ra pidly convalescing, and will probably be out in the course of a few days. Jailor Bertrand has had the jail tho roughly cleaned up, neatly whitewashed inside, so that now it looks as clean and bright as a new dilver dollar. Mr. Oscar Renelke, and his daughters Misses Blanche, Berthe and Francine, and Miss Isabella Vautler, of New Or leans are on a visit to Mr. H. J. Dittman and family. From a gentleman from Brean Bridge we bear that there is a very ugly mud hole, in the public road near Isidore's Hall, that need, the immediate atteantion of the road overseer of that district. The reoen4rains have caused complaint among many of our planters. On that account, in some parts of the parish a small yield is looked for. However, as a general thing, the prospects are not gloomy for a good crop. This week was really "social week." Last Saturday, Miss Louise Duchamp gave a charming dancing soiree to her friends. Miss Kate Hartentertalned her friends with an iee-cream party. And last Tuesday Miss Mary Baumgardner, gave her friends a dancing soiree. A Republican meeting was held in Breua Bridge last Sunday, by whose call, and for what purpose we do not know. But from rumors loating around it seems thatex-Judge Fontellen was in attendance. What impression his candi dacy made upon his hearers, if the sub ject was broached and we suppose it was deponent saith not. It is reported that Judge Edward Simon, of St Martin parish, will be a candidate for the nomination before the Third Congressional Democratic Con vention. How long has Judge Simon been a Democratr-Lqfartte Advertiser Jual 24th. Always has been Mr. Advertiser. We are told that twenty families, from Iowa, will settle, this fall, in this parish, on the tract fronting Bush and Levert St. John Plantation. They are said to be of the same worthy class that bave made the .Jening's neighborhood, agar den spot. Mauy such are desired in this parish. Joshua Thomas, Jack Paul, John and Spring Jaes, and two of Lorenso Ran dall's boys, all colored, are the names of those arrested being complicated in the Bayou Boutte war. They are in jail, ex eept Joshua Thomas who has furnished bond. The two lint are charged with intent to murder and the four others are charged with murder. Our new Judge, the Hon. James E. Mouton, held court here on Monday to examine some cases of persons who have been conined in the jail and awaiting a chance for release upon ball. The bshil new before the court wa dispatched with the promptness and urbanity of one who knows what is required of his posi tion and has the decidon of character and nerve to make it command the res pect due it.-New 1beria Befe~trpri Je Among those who secured prises at the Jenning's fair, Calcaszeu parish, re cently held, were: G. A. Fournet, for grapes; C. St. Germain, for grapes of French Importation; L. Ledoux, far wa termelon and musk melon. These gen tlemen are natives of this perish, and have been living in their new beoes on ly for the past few years. Their energy and enterprise, thus displayed, we are glad to note, and doubt not they are do ng well. Tuesday morning the lowering clouds prognosticated a storm. The rapidlyre carring vivid lightning dashes appareat ly in a mad freak overhead made the tl mid think that the milemlum was at band. It was not long before a heavy rain began to fall. During the thunder storm, lightning struck a pecan tree, in the yard of Tbos. Asdbord, demolishing it, glanced ef and struck a corner of the hose doing considerable damage. A horse hitched to a bggy asnd tied to the rack before Mrs. Castillo's hotel, got frightened by one of thbeavy clape of thunder and broke the buggyinto smith ereens. No further damage was done. The members of the Dramatic club of our sister-town Brenx Bridge, have de cided on a worthy move. It is the or ganisation of a tree reading room. They have reeelved, last week, a lot of books, and with the donations promised, they will be able to open their room under bright prospects. It is their intention to give frequent ehtertaainmeets and with the profts accruing invest in books pd papers. That they will be S uceui in their eaterprise, we have every hope to believe, for they never undertake any thing without carrying it to a sacessil issue. The Messenger wishes them full success, and woud be pleased t hear from them oeasionnally as to the prospe rity of thr* worthy efforts. The Lafeyette Advertiser says: Charbon is prevailing among the hor ses and cattle In the prairies near Opel ouss. Two colored men who had been working disased stock were at tacked, but have been nccessful]y tree ted. The Ballot Box. Few in this State are aware, of the character sustalued, the reewaplbllity assumed, or the aaccountability entailed, when they accept the trust f voters; he wh-o aets In Ignorane of those quallfe tioto Is fraud, his act s tfraudatm t and the BaOst Box pus-oee with Irrespemi hle votes, Involving rain, disgrace, sad contempt, rin e the perih, disgraee of the parish, before the United States, and the contempt of that goverament to the State, wherein that parish Isa part or parcel. The fadation, upon which the nlsti tutk.e of thisnatlon rats; the omenrva tar of its character and Imrees; the sate guard of t. ttlberties, is the haot Bd; that arbiter of aete, "while" she emaai s the eqglpoise eo the powers comprised in the Divine problem, or the developement of the intelleel, and moral, of ma, the Star of Libery Bllume the Dome f the Republic, or become.s a fale meteer, with its osnegeeas. Mysteries. Ben; whose bosom revolves the deslnles, a the aspiranat to her faver: Witaes hew withaout eegquetry, thV fatdle shel hon ors her favorites, and rejects as h-fa vaed-: What asatdie, fare, hope lsng desred await her verdaict, and when re deed, what veoley of artitlesy, and r joing over the length, and breadth to thes ation, echoed over ts cilsed werld. Ves oli, Va dei. The ma ehmery a tlhs wgnera t is wrhes by the agents of the people eleteld by th vol of each ldividaalspporter, tor e prements h pinles and desires a othe Ieaes Involved, thereby, Uiplying hone ty, abibility, and l eapablity, in these agents to dharge the duties at their several ases, reditable to themselvs, seasetin homnsr, an the eMthlbep o their constitusnts: toall of wbhich the a ter, who the trustee, a th Ced gan trusit, the national welfare; is responr ble, he stands before the Br of Con scleane, n the perermeane oa hs duty with a higher scountanblity than ear fell to the tof man, aadto eshemsaie leSlf, he pst place prity of Poti al ase. Abe. Policy. Lepallty to eontry, above loyalty to party, pubai good, bars idiMdual aggrnualaem t he ecann diseerge the duties ot Ws trust, In the Interest a private emde. They are sthe prIaneIples a an American atise, ilyal to the spiritt s tousng into eistens. this rpuble, fl ad trueto the vows that we .dl ena ered up, a ad by a tes le aesase to which we eaan redeem and lumph, ar theispravly thetwe menes -adrtuas latheis Pmes Guie. Unknown parties broke into the post odose at New Iberia, last Mooday nigh and cardls away a small amount o change from the ash drawr, and saew The steamer New Iberia f the kit line, was destroyed by dre last Tuesday morning, at Algiers.