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_ TIE WEEKiLPlI MUULiP,
SI oo JUSTICE TO ALL. $s oo. VOLUME I. ST. MARTINSVILLE, LA. AUGUST 14th. 1886. NUsaER 25. THE JIE8SENGER. Our Candidate. In ear last Saturday's is me, we gave a few of the many reasnna that actuated ear advocacy of the candidacy of the oea. James E. Mouton for the Judge ship of this distrit. We then sbowed, to the tlstaemticou of al fair-minded me. we belyve, that ugly g could be truth fall told of him, and that he possemsed in an eminent degree every qualuleation to adorn the position to which we are advancing his ela.m With ameh geao material as we have In the distrit a better chiese might be made, but we may add, however, that we don't believe it. We are assured by those who boml know whereof they speak, that he will amt only receve the nearly unaulmens white vote of the parih, but that a great many eolered voter, among them leaders, are coming to his support--and that without the leat ert on hs part. Thefaet is, the Mouton bam is spreading like an unee of grease on a brand mew sil dres A eandidate, must indeed, pemmes ste ling merit, when the friends of his opp neat eannot And a "raw I his reeast." Bere s a speeimen of the woal that ea be mid; it is written evidetly by a a who has a air am reo love for Mr. Thee_ Featdelen-it can be and in lt Sati day's Jeanerette Item, siged "bemo" being an extraet froma errespomdence: "Mr. Mosutn is a lawyer of great merit, "Iho s fair sad heoorable, learned and met "an eeasive partia. ul e would ma "doubt grace our Judicial beach and apd "ply theaw Intelligently, jastly, prompt "ly and ldlscriminately. In eerys e "of the word he is a goed m and would "he an excellent Judge" New hametly haven't we get a glth-edged ail dateY We Must Wustl. New that tbe fall bueinees s mnet very distant it beheaves our merebtS to bcklse en the s arme enatrprie, sd show that enrg rgalqulte to enhance their fall tad. All aeIIm that will bring a few dellar to town mast be spemed. Every advantage that is pre seated st be therohly worked up. All we mNd is oeamede action. It eammet be gal am that this town is ether thm siatIy sitmaed and hr nt mt mahe It a praspeas and hriving place. Nature and ciream elaines have dime mDu-what have the people dme? new leag is it suppead, that with apepalatlem ealewed with the heat plashC the trado at the people livaing near lake Twre and beyld the bayou L. Clair btrdge, weamld Ih allowed to be dl vaeted mrm its priper channel. HMre we have within three miles of as a usetion thickly stled with la lads trimo ecsus of people who mae, every year, some 500 to 700 halee a cotto., beMes ether large caea Them pe e-I plie are principally, in this parish They would like to trade here. Their trade it worth thosammnds . dollars. For lack or a bridge at or over la Tamse, they mst travel 18 miles to reach this town. ~ew Iberia is ome 7 miles distant tret them. Does any asensible an wonder that the latter town gets the trade? A bridge would not est much. In a progreele town it woud be built in the twinkling ofan eye so to speak ad the merchant would furnish the funds for that purpose too. And the eontribtilon of each would be mall, comiderlag the retars that wuld accrue. Let our merehauai keep psd In their hats this geld maxim: PrsdMeamhelps thse who helps them selves? .far as an be learned fre the sta tlstiti, which inaelude estimate a the immigration from Moexie and Canada, the foreign aeeesinoae to our population last year were as,217. This a mall per matseoge tes than the year beoe, ad from varlous enase was to be expected. It ti alsestimted, a the bels of the osenes of 180, and allowlag an adltien of two per east r laereas ofrt -ar daths, that the population t the country to something ever 60,0o000, This is a great growth and pats e in the fronat ranks of elvind natlesns. Californias T 770 miles long. Its greatest width is 10 1ies and it em. taias 1851,81 sgam miles, or 13,87, 849 acres of lend. It seem as if almost anythbig wold grow in CaHlforna. The camphor lauel, from whieh the camphor of esumare is obtlande, has been hm memhlly lntred. ald In that state sad premises to yield large resltas. The camphor laurel to a native of China. Local Lights. The Teche is dead low. DW Beer on Ie at 3cent aglals at B. Audlbert's. Our thanks are due to Hon. E. J. Gay, foropy of Cof ngreeonal Record. We extend our thanks to the Ladles Aid 8oeity of the Episcopal Church, for the e eeakes presented the Messeuger. The jury commistoers were at work last Tuesday, drawlg the jury for the October tera of the Distrlct Court. Mr. L. T. Belt, the superltendent of the ek linse of steamers, has contracted with lesin Indiana for the budlding of a boat for the Teebhe trade. She will be ready for the fall bulnces. Theh oa friends of Judge G. A. Peournt of Labe Charles, were hpbW to meet him, In town, this week, but were pained to e tehat his health is not of thes best. If the Judge could be prevailed to spend a mudlent time at the scenes of •L boyhood, ouar ne climate and the walinogeors of his friends to make his tay enjoyable, would go great way to bring beak that great boon-health. "The St Martinsville Me seoer is do ing splendid service in behalf of Hon. James E. Mouton for the vacant District Judgeship, whose chanoces are improved by the declination of Hon. J. E. Breaux to become a anudidate."-N. a0. Cit Item. We have it on good authority that ac tive preprations are being made by the amateurs of Breaux Bridge to give a dramatie entertainment next month that bids fair to surpass, by great odds, anything heretofore undertaken in that line. Last Sunday, the Misses Labbe, gave an enjoyable dancing soiree to their friends. And Wednesday the Misses Baneher entertained their friends, also, at a pleasant soiree. "Enjoy thy yoath. It wll not stay; Enjoy the fragrance of the prime, For, O, it is not always May!" A few dollars to the Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, we hae an dea, would not be unacceptable. Could we not have a tournament, or some kind of entertain meat, whereby a goad aet could be done and at the same time fusoe a little life and pleasure in the old burg? Our crop reports are about the sam as last week: Cotton, slightly below the average, expected the 1st of July; corn, fair and being garnered; cane, stand good though a little backward. All in all, there is not very great came to grum ble. The public reoads between Breaux Bridge and this town are in a very bad traveling condition. There are several mud-holes which takes all the strength of a stronag team to pull through. Now that we are baving fair weather it is to be hoped that the road overseers, In the several districts, will to endeavor ellmi nate this state of tblhngs. In one of our public schools. The teahebr asked little Tommy: "What is the shape of the earth. *'Round sir." "Right my little boy. Now tell me bow do you know the earth is round? What make you think the earth s round?" "I heard you say so the other day," replied Tommy. The venerable mother of Mr. J. F. Peasne, departed this life last Suaday, at the ripe age of years. Theobsequies were held next day, and a large num ber of sorrownlag Mends followed the remains to their last resting place. Sev eral societes attended the funeral, one of whlch-the ladies of St. Joseph-ase was an honored member. She had been sick for a number of monthe past, and bore her Dlines with Christian fortitude. Mrs. Penne was a ind parent, a true riend, and was endowed with those Christis qualities that made her loved by those who came in contact with her. Her charities were many, and there is more thsa one that will feel that Death has oprived them of their best friend. er 1e work is done, he is now enjoy ing la Heaven the reward thereof. Our kheYatlet thy is extended to the bereaved asy Had we the spae we cold easily 811 two columns descriptiveci the entertain me sand its appolatmets, gives at Mr. E. . Knlght's resideMee last Thursday evening by the Ladies Aid Society. However, we must say that seldom have we seen an enterprise carried out more succeasfully. In approaching the house one was struck by the truasormuaion of the garden lnto a fairy sceue-iunumer able choiese lanternn, of varied huw, were suspended from the boughs of the trees, interspersed here and there with brilliant effect; the front rooms of the house, splendidly illumiuated, were uual for the dancing; the luncheon, cake, le monade and tea tables were tastily deco rated and were presided over by the la dies, among whom were Mrs. E. Simon and her charming daughter Miel Pen, Mrs. Mayer, Mrs.Frants Mrs. Malibes, and the Misses Belle Robertsom, Ella Knight, Mary Bauagarduer, and the Misses Fitsbugh of Iberia, the letter contributing no lttle to the seeeme of the entertament. All tole, the ladles have everyresso to be preud of their saeeess, and the large ember of people present were pleased with the pleasaan enjoymsnt a dede. And we doubt not that those attemlag, Oliver Twist-like, would not rems sother treat. SBeer on Ice at 5 cents a glass at B. Audlbert's. A crying Sham. St. Imrtisine, La., Aug. Sh l8. T.L rooseard n., Sherif. Dear Sir. It being sn utter spembilty, far want of the most iadiepemwbl item of furniture, in the ourt Bees( o our Par is, to hold therehl a term of Court, with the required order the nel-sea deemnm and dignity ; and hviug mnd it my du ty to mention the matter to these ia Charge faour Prish aSlan., who are of a similar plati, I new beg that you be so kind to flrthwith tape aro means res s to pesere, int of a ll, the aseesea ry bekhes for the Cert loom, and thus ainad, to these uo may be semmnaed to reman the, at leat, the lxury eo a eat. Trsting that the mtter will reeelve your premI attentie. I s respeetfully yours J.E Motes, Judge Sst Ju. DI. Ia. JidgepMeten's oequtd in timely and shouId e spsely heeded. The atuist conaition of the Ourt Reism i net only an eye ser, hatIt dabi e s osevmlese as to these wh pirse att Mtay there Shesriff m ,we knmw, hre, mre than ease s ltha the eryla shm eSught to be eitated bt as no appepsItion a s at his dispal, he did aetmt n hat it ws his duty at his awn expse, to do it. ewever, new tat the Jedse h me~his order, we hope the Sheriff will at oeee, eder the neesesry work, sad we believe, the Pee Jury wilU pay the epmease maew d. Int the work eemene within the a ortest poe abble tim.