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sI oo JUSTICE TO ALL. •. s oo.
VOLUME I. ST. MARTINSVILUI. LA. AUGUST th. 1886. NUMnER 24. ___ ..- -- .- . ..... . ~___. THE AMESENGER. Why We Advocate the Elec tion of James E. Eou ton Esq. Becausi he is an honest man; Because he is profoundly versed in the law; Because he will make an impartial Judge; Because he is a man of ound and firm convictions; Because his election will bring peace in the distrlct; Because litigants can depend on eases being speedily tried; Because, his election is demanded by nearly every white, and a great many colored tax payers, in this parish. Because the beach wil be honored by his occupancy of it; Because we sncerely believe, he is the most available man to down Mr. Fots lieu; and Because he is a gentleman with all that the word implies. We have other reasons, but these will sumee to show that he is deserving of the support of every Intellgent voter, white or black, who places any value on merit. gBoer on ice at 5 cents a glass at B. Audicert's. The Unkindest Cut of All. From the St. Bernard Bgle. St. Martl parish has a bard of re viewers which recently met and asees sed tht portion of the orn railroad within its limitations at 10,000 a mile for the main line and $7',000 a mile for the branch road. The day following a NMr. Natill, one oaf e n employees, interviewed these e men, ad a redction was promply eeetedof $4,00 a mileon the main lie h an ad ,0 on the branch. The Bevelle, whilst conme ding that the eitisens of St. Martin will no drumerty appreclate the ation of reited the emtosl er t Mesers. Natill and Krttaeehntt have however failed to work the Iberia parish pollee jury up to date. Italics our. How do the members of the Polleie Jury like the broad inainus on that their action was influenced by odler" How do they fancy the po of the unenviable notoriety they ave gained? No one, that we are aware of, in this sh, has, even for a moment, harbored the thought that they received a masey consideration in this, to us, inexpliei ble matter. The most that is said, anad believed, is that it was eitht grievous error of judgment in placing he proper value on the railroad property, or that they were thoroughly fattered and eaoled, by a master mind, to do what they did. We have found none to exculpate them entirely from blame. For, it cannot be denied, that the equalising process whereby the assessment on other proper ty was raised, from the lists of the asses sor, and whoee returns a she labor and money expended, are very meagre, em pled to Mr. Natili's slgal0euateprsemlma of: you ticklde me and Ill tickle a," had a tendency to engender much eri eism and hard feeling on the part of the people. It is bat simple justice to say, right here, that at the nest mornings semsli, Measrs. Gillard and Outeoknet, no doubt hearing of the storm of indignation their action had raised, moved to reesomler what they had dame, Wt the three others voted against recaoderatiem. The Mesenger advises each and emy member, either individually or e letively, to make a publisheds ta meat ae to the reasons that impelle theiraMto lin this matter, so as to idt arm all eritleiem and dispell all des that may be entertained by the public. The Couing pomaign. The Parish Doemoratie B~aeue oam mittsse met last Mh eday and after existing vaeasc , orgsaed th-o-ugh ly, and is in shipshape rder for the coming eleeteo. As now eosmluted It is a body from which faithful wrt, to the party, can be expected. One of their a-s which is highly emmemaa bt and appeals tothe good ns of 1 air-min ded Demorate, is thee llg o a ss meeting to pass upon-either to ratfy ar reject-the appeantmet made a the Cammittee. This is entirely Democra tic. lair play and equlustle is a foadamental principle of Democracy, a fact recognised b the a mmittee. The day sed fr the rmass meetig is the IbAd instat, when we hope the "old unterriled" will assemble in large numbers in Breaux Bridge. It is Of the utmost importanee that the Demorate should carry this eletion end they must put forward all their strength and em ploy all legitimate m s r that purpose. Therefore, let all good Deno crate meten tatday, pertect a sold e6 ganiation, and be reeady or h tay. Local ights. g Beer on lee at 5 ci, a glass at at B. Audlbert's. The Mises Thomas gave san ice eam party, last Tuesday at their beautiful bomne, St. John plantation. We call the attention of the Police Ju ry, to the bridge leading to Mr. . W. Bancker's place, which is in a very dan gerous condition. We believe there is a muntaipal ordl asnce forbidding under penalty of a ine bathing In a state of nudity in the bayou which, f reports that reach our ears are true, should be speedily enforced. Old dame Rumor says that Cupid is shooting o bhis darts, of late, with ap palling recklesnmess, and which ds fair to occasion several interviews with the district clerk. The ple-ae st Saturday, at Declouet's Spring, given in honor of the visit of several charming young ladies from the city, who are sojourning in our midst, was a pleasurable success. In the glass ball shooting match, at the tournament, in New Iberia last Sa turday, Meers. L. J. Voorhies sad Paul Bleavens of our town took part. Mr. Voorbhes, captured the second prise, a beautiful tea set, comprised of 60 pieces, over which he is quite elated. Mr. Bien rena also got a prise, Miss Corine Gillard, thebesatiful and charming dausghter of Mr. Leeso Gillard, was married, last Saturday, in Breaux Bridge, to Mr. M. Dupuls, an euterpri sing young merchant of Rayne. The Messenger tenders to the young eouple i best wishes, and be that on their voyage e theaf noe, an ripple will mar the course of their barlk. They wW msbs aye their future hose. The Lasdes of the pisoopal Church of our tow, having organised a Aid So clety for the purpose of Improving and aisting their ehurch, cordially nvitbe the asmistane od their well wab nla the community. And request their presence and co-operation at an entertalnment to be given at Mr. E R. Knight's resldenM on Thursday evening the 11th Inst. Dancindg and refreshments 1W be the I leading latures. The Dramatic Clelif Breaux Bridge, last Saturday gave a represmetation, be Dore a large and appreciative adilete, I selecting for the occasion a pretty Freach comedletta In one act, whM b was admirably rendered. The saene was on shipboard-the scenery, the cos tumes in fact all the appointments were I carefully and with da judgment sp-es1i didly studied and brought out In pleas iag relief, giving the whole an aspectl] of faithful portrayal to all the require meats demanded by the play. We con P ublate the young people on their me e and hope it will act be long be their freds will be invited to an trust. 'Rooms Parish Democratic Executive Committee. keaes Brige La. Aug. Sae 188l Asealy to the su lmied all: l view of the eleete lately orderae by Gv. S. D ew ry r Judge t this Crit a4i the election at a Congmres to succeed the Bo. J. y, we the undersigned Presidet and Members of the Demoerale masentav Committee of St. Martin Parish, La., wishing to Sl law the first prianciples of Demerasy and believing that we have does our dstye gsod party do unew ll a smse· nga our ommittee to mest at henux Ihdge, t Martin Parish La, on Aslugt ia l for the purpess d r rganllsingaad ll ng vasaenie nw existing ina as De meera e >souln Committee. (Orignaly sigud.) Cbs. utekunst S~e~ban 8mhith Wm. Drals Tally Armas Gillard. Cypriea Guidry Jules S. Brousseard the Democratic Parish Ixeeutive Com mitte emt at 11 o'clock A. . this day. The presdent being absen, althingh havi been notiied, Mr. Army eunard was called to the chair ad Mr. T.L Bro sard was appUinted Seeratey pmr ted. The oll was lls ansd the ilewing members saswered to their names vz: Cyprln Guidry et 4th ward; W. D. Tll f a. ward; Arma Gillard o 5th warud; Jules 8. Brmuard member at large and & Smith and Cbs. Osteknt dad ward reprauted by proes duly red before the members, all the aetl membsm be Ing present eeept the predieMt, and a quorem the Ceomittee p ree sed ill the vaeaneies. On motion ot Cypriem Guhry seeeme by Mr. J. & aorearr and arried, Mr. somneo Le·in s w re elected as ma baher tem the 4th ward. On maion d Mr. J.S. reasmrd, se ea ne by CGulry a d saned, Mr. lb Hl Berard w uaseti d to waremt the rdt ward i plmesd Mr. Ales WIls, who has inaued em th warld On motho it Mr. W. D. Tally m ed by Mr. C. Sulry and arriei, Mems. L Marin Ad A . V. lemgwaredemue m membarm to rpemet the it waur to place e Mm. A. L Dor and Arther -Dmeags e abrmer havig l the pr and the latter haMvin rmm os math it Mr. W. A alTy mee~ e hrMr. J. . hmeri ISL Barris W. a. m es e permanent tii - Smermbry of the Commltte. The memtberm eleed were ah t i . their eleetoh and Ivine toeis pnrtielpes lto the frther deliberatin this mo t s aof MartIn se.ede leu. an.d carried, It was resoed a ui meeting or convemtion h the Demeeratie party be mlled te mestea the sdd Lms mnth a reaux Brie In order r o ratify or wejet the new tments made to ml valeme ea Demecrtrsate Eueulewemineltte further that the Y hereby ft meeted to hav themE etBM d the pris i alM by p on moath i tes krord,memsrby J. S& heseid le d, a eomitee d two weas Mi b eing e J. S. eseard ae Ci GIato maI ages or. seems the e of the ý a DO dtthemeMa Ther being farther bsams beme ms cn m ames moea dAoo C' l - a1jeurnes mbjleet to all. LT. Lh NOTICE. Ti the Desareo Yetu lo dthe hoed Agreably to a iemllatis adapted by the Demeeratle kueamiv O mmfme, at a meetlnsl heli the twns it beaus buge, - the Sneetetat, as Iemma tie voterm ere erdially Inv1ted s asmemi " Bame mmetlag to be heli In the tai theaxn brige ea Sen&'r sus led. or Awetr mt. to eiher matify or reject as aneds. ments mame to iflvaaMies ae saMi eam mitte at its eittlng t dat hebre mean tmoned, and other bmsimm that may he called up relating to the pending elas. tion. C. A. Themas, Smmey Nhi. nm. Es. C(m.