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$S) " JUSTICE TO ALL. . Si oo.
\OL'ME 1. ST. MARTINSVILLE, LA. OCTOBER 9th. i886. NUxMER 33.
i- ...uu nn m a m m a n m l i l... . .. l m I l Il u
of tht: Parish of St. Martin.
1)cmnocratic Numlini e,
[:€,R CIONGRES ,s,
Thid Conressionai Distr:ct,
II(ON. ED\WARD J. (-AY,
of Iberville parish.
I t:tm1ocratic Nominine,
Twenty-fir.t Judicial Dirtrict,
JAMES E. MOUTON,
of St. Martin parish.
flh youlng aln:tteurs of Breaux Bridge
Blie reasl~ s to le gratidi cit of tie stle
c'cs of their last two dramatic represen
tations. It is within the bounds of strict
veracity to say that this last effort of
theirs surpassed, by far, any of its meri
lo:rius pred'ces-ors. A.!1 the appoint
nfmnts were thoroughly in accord with
the requirements of the plays, and every
detail were carefully studied. The play
selected for the first evening was an
elm-otional drama, portraying scenes in
the life of the unfortunate Catherine
Iloward, one of the wives of Henry 1III
of England. To even faintly Imrtray
it plrincaipal characters, demands taleat
of no mean order; and, we can truth
fully say. that our young amateurs seenm
I,1 under-taind fully the task the y had un
dertaken, for they acquitted themselves
wit t credit as the frequent applause of
the large audience plainly testified.
1 Ihe principal parts were taken by Miss
Nidol.i Wiltz, the charming young
daug'cter of the lat:A G(v. Wiltz, and
Mesºse. Arthur Guilteaai and Armand
MgItia. Thbse three characters were
reepxltnadlly weIll rendered. The Mes-;
setiger capgratulates them. on their suc
The scenery was appropriate, and 8al
orn, especially in amateur representa
tions, have we seen as nuch care be
stowed upon what is so fretelcently lie
gleeted-the sc.eni' e. -et-. After the
dramatic performance, the seat we-re
cl;eared away and dancing was indulged
in until nearly daylight.
The succeeding evening, two pretty
conmtediesere actedl, and they were well
receivetd by thee large audience. The
amnateurs due to the success of the pre
eions evening, were on their nmettle and
we are happy to say more than filled
eery expectation. The scenery again.
was very appropriate. Our young friends
had sparedl no expense to imake these two
representations, not olly their ewst, ibut
to closely follow all the demands as to
em-tein *s, secnery. etc., ate.! for -ar p:,rt.
\,, chee-rftlllv tI;ear witae-s to Wte facrt
that nthicig was wantting and fhl act
dlie.nce showed that they must have felt
tiat weay. They were two pleasant soi
rees. The Messenger tenders to all and
r ,.ry on.e its felicitations oe1 this slne
We uemlpretndl that at the popular re
quest, t he icllu:lc:'cirs will to lnorrow
I.iult again play llthe drama. We advise
t`.i ~" %0141,c want t º ritend a rnru
District Court in Ssseasion.
Our District Court has been in seseion
since last Monday. The Grand Jury is
conmposed exclusively of white men, and
it is sail to be one of the most intellli
gent Juries ever empannelle+l for many
years. They have been actively at work
-and we doubt not their report will be in
toresting. They made a partial report
The busitles of the ('ourt seena to he
working along smoothly and we dare
hope that this term will show much
We mast here note, that the elevated
platforums ad benliea at have beet
placed in the Court room is proving a
great convepience to the people who are
No criminal eases have been tried this
we~k, but every day of the next two
weeks will be devoted exclusively to
suchitcases. The venire is a good one,
and we think that infractors. of the law
will have a hard time.
Without the Bayou Boutte affair, the
docket would been eleared, bhut as it is
some cases may have to lay over. Still
we hope to see the term fruitful.
l!® Beer on lee at 5 cents a glass at
'I he Police Jury met last Monday.
The ginnary of the cotton oil mtill Is
in full blast.
This being court week, a great many
strange i;aces are seen on our streets.
Mr. M. M. Voorbles made a flying trip
to New Orleans this week
We will furnish the Messenger from
n1ow to the end of the year for 2 ets.
Died Sunday Oct. 3rd. in this pariah,
Mr. i'Paul Dore. at the age of 24 years.
The .s:iw-mill yard of Gueriniere Bros.
is covered with sufilblmt lumber to
There are yet many persona who have
not registered. This is a matter that
should not be aeglected.
Wiggins Is now engaged in writing an
essay upon the ingratitude of predicted
It will not be long before the toasting
of the sugar house whistles will be daily
Mr. Henry George, a member of the
Knights of Labor, is the choice of the
working men, for Mayor of New York.
Our friend J. A. Hitter, is prepared to
repair carriages-make them as good
as new. llis charges are moderate.
llave the young men who congregate
in front of the Church doom, during
services, ever taken in consideration the
propriety of so doing.
Twenty-five cents will secure the Mes
senger, for the balance of the year
We acknowledge receipt of an iuvita
tionl to attend a grand ball, which will be
given at Broussardville, to night. Our
Our friend, ~luis J. Voorhies, left for
New Orleans, Wedalmed .,& Voorhies
p Tia l i n mi i
Twenty four dollars is the ruling
price per thou.-'nd pounds of cotton it
Mrs. A. C(,mo, paid a visit to Brous
rlrdville. thisi week and was the guest
Of her daughter Mrs. Louis Gardenmal.
The Gate--Fontelleu election case will
e tried at Franklin. on the lkbth. Insf.
by Judge Beattea.
lions. Martin and Albert Voorhies who
'rere summoned to their mother's death
,ed arrived here yesterday morning, too
late to attend the funeral of their belov
The mission and jubilee beingeondnw
Red at the Catholic Chnrcb by the elo
pIt divine, Father Ponce. has attrac
ted to the sacred edifice. large numbers
Quite a number of people from this
own attended the entertpinments at
Breaux Bridge. and speak in glowing
terms of the splendid time they had
The Mesqnager will be furnished fron
to the end of the year for 21 ets.
Some one has discovered a substanee
that can he seen through clearer than
glass. We don't know what it can in
unless it is Judge Simon's motive in be
ing an independent candidate for Con
The Post-office did a big business for
three days during this week forwarding
in that time over eighteen hundred dol
lars. The money brought to the Post
ofiice being mostly gold. This town is
not quite dead yet. *
Mr. 8. N. Burdin has sent to this of
Ace a bottle of honey, which is of a very
wne quality. Mr. Burdin intends to go
Into the bee culture this spring auid give
it a fair trial. Mr. Burdin keeps honey
always on hand, and sellsit at a reasona
t Our thanks to Mr. Henri Van der
Cruyssen stage manager of the Breaux
Bridge Dramatic Club, for comnplimen
tiwy tickets to attend the entertainments
to Iw given at Breaux Bridge on Sunday
the 10th., and at St. ilerre on bunday
the 17th. of the present month.
It rarely happens that a Congrem-
is solicited to be a eandidate in the dii
erent district at the same time. This is
the ease with Guenther,in Pennsylvania.
Another curious feltre is that in One
district he it solieited to run by Demo
crats. and in the other district by Repub
Our young friend Homer Mouton
who was employed as typo on the Lake
Charles Commercial for the past five
months has quit that paper and is now
in town. We trust Homer will soon be
employed for he is aworthy boy.
- Beer lee at cemts a glass at
lTh b ess season iuahbout to open
and our erebhants are preparing to
meet the trade that is coming. 'They
undoubtedly have. large and varied
stocks of the best and freshest goods on
hand. and they would be pleased to re
ceive customers. It would pay' them to
let the pek nIowrtrough the columns
of their Icl papers, just whdy they
have got and the prices at which their
wares will be sold. A tri 1
Mrs. Widow Cornelius Voorhies, nee
Marie Cidalise Mouton, died last Wed
nesday at the residence of her son Mr.
Felix Voorhies. at the ripe old age of 7$
years. Th'is venerable lady had been
ill for some time. but it is only within
the last few days that her illness beeame
I serious. After traversing the span al-,
lotted to life, spent in christfan chari
ties, known far and wide, she is now in
, the Kingdom of her Father, Shte was a
kh:el and loving parent; a friend to hu
mnitalty; she was, Indeed. one of those
good and kind persons whose life but
nmkes this world better. To the large
family who are left to deplore her demise
the Messenger tenders Its mqo sincere
sympathy in their great bereavement.
A large concourse followed her Maortal
remains to the burial gronud.
Frosts has gradually injured the te.
baero copr of West Virginia.
By virtue of a Proelamation lssued by
his Excellency Samuel D. MeEnery Gov
ernor of the state of Louisiana bearlng
date August 4th. 186., and is accordance
with law, all the qualified voters of the
Parish of St. Martin in said State are
hereby no:iled that aa election will
be held on
Tuesday November 2nd. 1886
it being the Tuesday next after the first
Monday in said month, from 7 o'clock in
the forenoon until 6 o'clock in the after
neon for the purpose of electing one Re
presentative for the Third Congrelieml
Distrlet of the State of Louisiana gem
posed of the Parishes of Iberville, Aeea
slon, Assumption, Lafourebe, Terrebomne
St. Mary, Iberia, St. Martin, Lafayette
Vermilion, Cameroe and Calcasaem.
Also for the election of one Judge for
the Slat. Judicial District composed of
the Parishes of Iberia and St. Martin, to
fill the vacancy oeeiasoned i that of
fleeby the reignation of the Hore. . L
The polls will be open on that day
"The 2nd. day of November A. D. 18W6"
from 7 o'clock A. M. until 6 o'elock P. M.
for the purpose of receiving the ballots
of a qualified voters of the Parish of
St. Martin under the supervision of
the following eommlsstmieu of eleetion
Poll No. 1. 1st. Ward, at the Court
House under supervision oft Commilea
era W. A. Bienvenu, Chu. Gulran Wmd Fe
Poll No. S--2d Ward. at or agr asln
Case under sapervislh e of ~ mldm
ers A. J. Verret John Case mad SettltIs
Poll No. 3-3rd Ward, at or ne Clerfe
Gauthier under supervision of Commle
sloners Aeade Cautbier, Mart l arest
and Marcel Franecos.
Poll No. 4-4th Ward, in BreauzSrldge
at the otee-of J. O. Boardler auner su
pervision oeCoamimnloners Jules Rm s
ean, David Rees, and Jacques Del
Poll No. L-5th. Ward, at or near Pla
eide iLblaM under supervision of Com
misseloners Urie Melaneon, Polk Zein
gue and Jean B. Lichard.
The eleetiou to be conduated and re
turns made aecording to law.
St Murtineylfe this 9th. dsy aOetohber