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VOLUME I. ST. MARTINSVILLE, IA. AUGUST 21St. i886. NUMBER 26.
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The Railroad and Politics.
Judging from an article in last Satur
day's Iberia Farmer, the railroad autho
rities feel a little sore over the action of
the Beard of Reviewers of Iberia parish,
because the assessment of the railroad
property in that parish is placed a little
higher than last year. The railroad peo
pie tried to have it reduced. but the mem
bers, thinking that the valuation as
axed was just and equitable, refused to
accede to the request made. And benause
of that refusal "It is reported" that the
railroad people are "determalned to aid
in the election of men who will be more
lenient with them-both, at the coming
speelal electiaon for the judgeehip and for
representative in 19r."
In this connection it affords us real
pleasure to say that the railroad people
have no hard feelings against this par
ish. On the contrary, they positively
love us; we have their word for it-and,
also a sample of their feelings, inone in
stance at least. Perhaps, after all, oar
Pollee Jury possessed a little more saga
city and foresight than they were given
credit for; hence did not court the rail
road's ill will. Therefore, in the natu
ral order of things, we of this parish
should feel happy in the possession of
their love. Only that that love is of such
a peculiar kind--something akin to the
love developped by a ferocious tiger for
a plumb baby-we have experienced it
and know what it is.
However we hope the report is untrue.
When the railroad undertake to subvert
the will of the people by a lavish outlay
of money, which, would probably be the
mode of proceeding, it will soon learn
that the people have some rights that
even the railroad is bosnd to respect.
The Demoeeratie la Meeting
We trust that every Democrat who ean
conveniently attend will be present at
the mass meeting to be held In Beaux
Bridge tomorrw. The purp se or
which called will be seen by reference
to our advertising colummas. We aren
the eve of a district and congressional
election, the importance of whieh is
patent, and the party should be thorough
ly organized. While there are nodifer
ences existing In the ranks in regard to
the judgeship, the interest in the future
welfareofthe party is not such as we
would ilk to see, for, it must be painfully
admitted, the party does not present that
solid compactness essential to the sue
cessful perpetration of Democratic prin
ciples and measures. There area few
Achilles, whose worth is recogalsi.d who
hold aloof. Those men we would like to
e tae an active part in the affairs of
the party. They are good Democrats
and should buckle ona their armor. The
Democratic party is broad enough to give
room and ample scope for the individual
views of all its loyal hearted members,
and every man whose principles are in
aecord with the party welfare, is free to
expree his sentiments. The Ilemocra
tic party is big enough to give shelter to
all. AU that it requires of its members is
that they abide by and support the mess
urm adopted by the majority. This is
fair and just,low let all good Democrate
thatean do meet on that day, e
change views and map out a plan for the
future guidance of the party. Don't aay
in therear ad kid I!
If there be anything which makes hu
man nature appear ridiculos, to beings
of sperior faculties it mst be pride.
They knew a well the vanity of these
imaginary perfectias thset swell heart I
f some, and of these Mts yurammer~ -
arp advantages, whether In birth, fr.
tune, or title, whic h ne my aay above
another, that it mut certainly very
much astonish, If it does not very muck
divert them, when they see a mortal p-l
fed up, and valuing imsel above hisd
neighbors,in ay these accounts, at
the same time, that he is baoious to
all the commen alamities of the ape
Senator Emumuds admitted in an In
terview during the present week that the
Democratic party as it now stands is sre
to the entire voet of soid south, and
aptly remarked, "All theatis aecesaer be.
yodthat isto carry New York." It is
evident that Edmnds's preeMldeial ap
rations have gone Into a decline.
nAu1# s 9d. mad U
Among the meet wonderful of the at.
u t o be bud
throughsot the wrMd, om can surpase
In mystery and nterest the alt and mb
phr mines and the adl wdlrls losIase
a. The maes o salt bhrled in the
bowels of the earth at Avery's Ilam ma
too well known to seed even brie treat
meIt new. YGiing emplkymen to an
army ot workume, the enermoa oatput
of pure crystals isdltributed byrallal
a tos all the parts and tes o the
But the sulphuranad oil regiss of Cal
easies are emt so prominent before the
pulie, and have not yet received the m
gie to of capitaL Lying far removed
from mosuntal,ad lis a country whee
the presence of minerals was uaspese
ted, mre aident revealed the hMiden
traemere, and hithert, only feeble at
tempts have been made to reach these
stores of wealth.
From a old well bored, in 1871 to the
depth aof 1270 feet though 80 feest, of the
topof the pipe has beens broken of and
drawn out, oil and water with traces of
sulphur are still dowlng The trat well
of the present company. about o0 test
deep, is sending up two treas of water
one beautifully clear and cold, the other
with a large perceetageef suiphar. TNI
first ows nautrally from a depth of about
800 feet, while the next comes up through
as inner tube inserted and driven 100
feet deeper. South of this is the cole
brated oil well of Caleusir. f'apt. Sey
mºou now has this well se checked that
only the necessry amount of oil for ill
iag orderssallwed torun. It wasbe
ow the oil bearing reek of this well that
the mine of pare crystal slphur was
streak. A well was started by the eom
pny a few days ago to eertaln n wat
direetion the main beds of mlphur my
The railroads ard others who uas this
oil are very much pleased with its quoli
tya d t Is to be hoped.that the present j
compa may be so eaesuraged by the
ello eof their irst sary that they may
make irenae ad persistenta eaerts to
deelap these rswrrees as lmportant to
he laer and to the wealth of Loasiaml a.
-r. . 'O. Olb em.
The preimpton repeal bill and the
ill forMetlg the orthern Peoe land
grt, as ha bee latimated would prsb
ably be the ease, were postpoed till anex
sesion. The Demoersati h eas
thse mamures, in respoase to the -
mad ef the peopl, but the Iepabliesa
Senate reaed to give its asent .aless
they won so modified as to practically
d-ser their pwps. The spirit of I
stility toward bWs I . that eharacter
analfeslod by the Seat was seek as to
remder agreement Imposslble. It is Just
as wellto et the quosto na dispt be
tween the two brache of Cgress go
to the people for jugmoet.
North Carolina Democrats, according
to oae named Strudwiek, believe that
"while pubele weo is a publie .treis the
tristees muat be Democrats."
eer on iae at s cents a gla at
The politicasl cauldron is boiling.
The "war lever" has kind of subsi
There wll be several races on the race
The kite lyinag seon has opened
very briskly, anad the youg ones are
happy in comsequence.
We are now having beautiful weather
ada our armers are not backward in ts
king advantage ed it.
There isosme talk tbhat the . B. A.
will soon give an eatertlasmest for their
building fu d.
Two car-loads o calves wre forwar
ded to New Orleaas from this place, last
The heat this week has been very na
tese-lIts enervating nfluence was very
We call the special attention o' our
readers to the advertiement of Mr. J.
A. itter, displayed in another column.
Mr. and Mrs. Bea n asss, of Patter
sonville, are in town for a few days and
are the guests of Mr. B. Andibert.
We bad a pleasant call this week from
our young friend, George Bally, who is
in town visiting friends and relatives.
Every day this week a number of
carts were hauling Are wood, to differ
eant places in town.
The colored people of this town will
give a grand excurmea, from St. Mar
tinsville to New Orleans, on the 18th. of
September, for the beneit of several col
The testimony developped at the pre
liminary trial of the Bayou BDoutte war
riors covered about the grounds as the
details, of both ides, published In this
paper thmesme week of ts oceumee.
Both sides claiming to be in the right.
Mi Corine, the charming daughter
of Mr. A. V. Fleming, arrived from the
Convent of Opelousas, last week, and
will spend the vacations with her family.
Miss Louise Jagou, a moeet chbarming
young lady of Opelousas, is spending a
fewdays in town sand the guest of
Si Beer on lee at cents a glass at
Extract from the pubilihed oAmelal
proceeding of the FPomis Jury, of date
5th. of July:
"On motion of Mr. Gtekust, secon
ded by Mr. Duchamp, voted upon and
unanimously carried. Be it resolved
thathe Police Jury hereby compliment
Mr. T. L. Broussard for the sstWisaction
he has given to the parish of St. Martin
as Sherti and Collector of said
The sodal event of the season was the
soiree at Mr. A. Labbe's residence, last
Sunday, given by that gentleman's
charming dgghters, the Misses Marie
and Laure. It seemed as if all the bean
ty of the town and adjacent country bad
congregated there. It was as delightful
a soiree as it was a sucoesefl one.
There were very near a hundred young
people present. The speeious ground
were beautitfu lit up by many mspen
dad einmese lanterns, and the large hoe
se was tastefully decorated, the whole
presenting "as oup dull feerique.
Mr. Peters, the eterprising manager
of the Keystone plantation, has t com
pleted work on the public read leading
through that plataton for some two
pales,and we en dafrm that the workhas
been well done. The road bed has been
rounded of, perfeetly drained, and made
as smooth as a plank road. A ride over
this road is met enjoyahle, especially
so after a jolt over the rough roads that
generally exist in other partleos of the
Parish. Mr. Peters deserves cred for
this boon, sad say traveler who piaes
over this road willgive him a weed of
praise. We would advise some of our
"stieks in the mad" planters to sea and
examine tblhs work, with a view of put
tig their own reds in Mib esediton,
or at let mae no eBmrt in that disee