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$1 oo JUSTICE TO ALL. St oo.
VOLUME I. ST. MARTINSVILLE, LA:. )I;CEMIER 4th. I886. U NUvrTER 41.
1HE 11E88 X6rE I.
Work Out Our Own Destiny.
The Baton Rouge Truth in an earnest
appeal to the people to work out their
own destiny says:
Who woald desire so s.'ttle in a State
where trade is affected with palsy anl
th" people are poor and growing poorer?
What matters it to t:t, settler that we
have running broaks anlt rolling p.ast!;re
lands with plantation rich beyond the
need of fertilization, if we are living
under a mercantile system that corrodes
and eats at the vitals of our agriculture?
That we have no good schools, throughout
the year?-that we have roads impassa
ile during three months of winter? lie
views the general condition of the people,
forms an adverse opinion of their make
up, and f',dlows the star of em-,ire west -
ward. It is well to argu' oar sp!enlid
soil and undeveloped resources with
the capitalist, for the abundant use of
money is the one thing needful to at
once rehabilitate our industri, ; but it is
not the argument to catch the immni
grant. Like Mr. Micawber, the Loui'iq'
na planter has been waiting for years for
something to "turnup"; but nothing has
turned up, nor ever will. lie will find
out sooner or later, 'that he must turn
something up himself; and that some
thing, will be found to be the fruitful
soil of our beloved State; and he must
plow and harrow and cultivate it for toy
this means must his destiny for weal or
woe be wrought. We must not rest su
pinely awaiting the arrival of some inde
finite buly off self sacrificing individuals
to come among us and enrich our State.
Must Help Themselves.
The Ilouma Courrier goes to the root
of the matter in a well considered article
counseling the people to help themselves.
All over the parish is heard the ely of
"hard times" "no money in sugar at pre
sent prices," "bayous all stopped np-no
drainage, no navigation," "Morgan's Rail
road Company a nuisance." "what is go
ing to become of us next year." etc. It i"
grantedl that the lands of Terrebonne are
as fertile as any under the sun, it is ac
knowledged that no country is naturally
better drained by the five bayous that
run parallel through its limits to the
gulf and in point of adaptability to pro
ductiveness of fruits, the resources of
this parish are certainly al good if not
better than those of any other ih thle su
gar belt. Then why is it that mutter
ings of discontent are everyw!here hear
to-day? Why this general depression and
stagnation of business? The cause Is
clearly attributable to inaction, to the
apathy and indifference which each man
indulges in with regard to the affairs of
his neighbor and as long as this is per
sisted in, ruin, absolute ruin will be the
issue. We must unite, we must organize
hold meetings, talk these matters over in
council, formulate some plan of action,
and then work unitedly in common for
comnmon goodl results.
A Rare Chance.
We offer to our readers, and the
publie the grandest offer ever made in
this parish. We will furnish tho Mes
sa'nger and h'I, I Mayflower, of Yar
mnouthport. Mass., an cight p:gt' flamily
paper, for one year, for $1.35.
Joseph R. Heynier.
Mr. Joseph I. Meynler familiarly cal
c "*Tisoc." a well knows, pilot, died in
this city yesterday at I p. in., after a
lingering illness of two and a half year-.
:Ir. .leynier, who was a son of ('apt. A.
Meynier, the ollest Atta!:apa ± ; steancmoat
man living, and a brother of Charles
Meynier, was born in St. Martlnsville La,
and was nearly 40 years of age. le was
a pilot in the Attakapas, O.elouas and
Avoyelles trades, and commanded the
steamers St Elmo, E. W. Fuller, anti
other boats, and was noted for his nerve
and judgment lie was one of the two
pilots who s6me years back, ran a boat
down the Atchafalaya River under a full
head of stean without ringing a slow
bell-a feat said to be daring in the ex
treme. lie served in the Confnederat
army, an took an active part in the lbat
tie of Mansield. He was a member of
the Pelican Benevolent Ass.\olation. His
funeral will take place at 4 p. in. to-day
from his late residence No. 3;1 Dumaine
street. between Johnson anti Galvez
streets. The deceased was a good man
and highly esteemed by all who knew
himi. lie leaves a large family and many
friends to mourn his loss.-N. 0. Picay
une Nov. 2Mth.
An old phsician retired from active
practice having had placed in his hands
by an East India Mi.ssionary the formula
of a simple vegetable remedy for the
speedy and permanent cure of Consump
tion Bronchitis, Catarrh, Asthma and all
Throat and Lung affections after having
thoroughly tested its wonderful curative
powers lit thousands of cases. feels it
his duty to make it known to his suffer
ing fellowq. The recipe sent free to all
who may desire it with full directions
for. preparing and successfully using.
Address naming this paper. Dr. M. E
('ass, 210 Grand Street, Jersey ('ity. New
lk- ' Beer on Ire at 5 cents a glass at
The Police Jury meets Monday.
The Bayou Teche.is dead low.
The District Court, civil term, convenes
_l isa ia':erlhe i ,tvean Of New t rhlanu
is in town on a visit. and the guest of her
brother. Mr. W. A. Bienvenn.
('otton in seed is still coming ill very
freely, antd sells at twenty three dollars
per thoitellul pou ndls.
Miss Lnuiste l)nra.id. after a short viit
to New Orleans retnrned home this
Mr. Amede Poleynard had the misfor
tune of loosing his last child, a baby Ioy
af nine days.
Be Beer on ice at 5 cents a gl:ts. at
We extend our thanks, to the l.adie
in charge of the enterlainnent which
will be given on the I:th of i)eeembt.r.
fora eomnpllhnentary ticket.
Our tha;nks are due to the Sisters of
St. .lphon.nus Convent of Mercy, for an
invitation to attend their lteieption on
hLe 11th of l)ee.mb .r.
.d,. ue 1 E. M.- talloo anal f:t!i:ly led
W ednue.lay for Newi Orlean,-. where thi y
will spend a week.
I The enterta:inmenlt whicih willl b given
on the 1i iint.. promists to be a grcand
andl brilliant affair.
'; iv. te i Enery ffers. a reward of .!)t I.
fiar the arrest and convit.lio n of II. l'.
:;Ittler. elh'r.ed with hurnina. the ('Court
iil .e in WVinin lariSh.
Tie Governorr ha signed the death
w::lst of .llt .Iontes. corvicted of int -il
&.:r in 1.assier lparish. The exeentiaon
w; ill take pl:we on Friday. .:anl. ;, "r,.
Major hllner and Lieut. ('roshy. of
the United States Army Enlgineers. ar.'
es:unining and |int pet itin Baiyou Ph'
queniine. to rep,rt oin it w.flthiies of
Mr. C. L. Laeaze, we cre informwed has
purehased all the necessary machineries
for the Mlosm Fartory. andl will colntnence
work as soon as the nmaehinerics are
Rev. Father Sdllard ('atholie priest
for Kennerville. Amite City and l'ancha
toula. La., died last Sunday night. after
a short illnecs. aged about at.; years.
Messrs. 11. PP.]ournet. Louis J. Voo
rhies and HIornot. of New Orleans, paid
a vitit to this town Sunday last and re
turned the next day, they have greatly
enjoyed themselves. and were highly
pleased of the trip.
The M!'ssenger and the Mayflower of
Yarmoutlhport, Mass., one year for $1.3;x.
Our young friend Hlenry Berges has
opened a bakery. at the stand formerly
occupied by G. O. Lognand. iHenry
serves his eu~tomers and tie plnllie with
fresh bread every morning. Give him
The Agricultural Report forXovemlwr
says: Trluck farmner. from the Wept have
bewgun to tlock Loui.iana:t, and nmunlllrs
have located on tile trunk railroads lead
ing to the north. ll:nd the prof pet is that
this branclh of agrieniture will receive a
great imlpetus the coming season.
Mr. 4'. 1. E.hrenks. artist Phaotograph
er, from New Orleans. is now located in
this town. in the building lately oaeu
pied by Mr. J. It. Ferran, oprpoite the
Catholic C(hurch. Mr. Schreuks. is now
ready to execute all kinds of work iLn nis
line, and guarantees full satisflaction.
His plieces are uniterate.
Frank 31. Levy. a leading merchant of
1::. ne La.. was shot and killed last
Sunday, at 3 o'elochk In the evening.
Levy lhad gone to his store to exchange
a blex of cartridges for a negro, and a few
lnitanutes after a pistol shot was heard and
Lvy w:"4 fi:n.l alone and dying. Two
boixs of eCartridges were found open on
the coulniter but the pistol atid egro we're
Tle (Circuit Couiirt. with Judges Moore
and ('legg on the Ibench, i'nnvened here
this week. and after a isession of three
da-s decided luponi the live eases appealed
to that enurt. viz : A. Balldwin &. Co vs
.tAullste Maraist; Elodie I hlnlengeaux
widow olHienry C('omleal va Alnta de St.
t'lair, tetementtlry executrix; Henry L.
,Garl:anl. adminitrator vs Louis Jouruet:
heltnry L. Garland. administratoorvs Jean
Louis C3et; Nelsoh 1Mc;rea vs Pamiella
':astille and her husband Cyprien Gui
dry. The judgment of the lower Court
w.as Imaintained in every one of the above
t 1We ha:d a very plea'ant call this week,
y from our old friend Adrien Vuilliemot
anud hiz Idv. fron, Loreuanvllle. Mr.
Voilhlenot intends to loe'ate in this town
Ihortly. and i ill open a grocery store.
'i(he Sioentifie Aintrican: publiahlnd by
ziual & Co., New York, pre. eil1 weekly
to its lenders the Ite.;t and mt:t reliabl,
Srlcord of various imllprevemall ts in Iil
chit.ry while the scietntitlie progre\s of
the e-';ntry (aIl in no way INt gleaned
iso " 'II as by the relhil.tr lhins.l L of itt
'1'Thre will be a Christmas Tree Enter
t:tilun.:t given in the CIlege Hall by
Sthe Si.-ter. of Mercy. on thie 2;th and
" 'Thl1 of Ih,:'entwlr.
I'Prizets will be drawn on Sund:ay 24th
from, 12 nil. to ,s p. nl. And on Monday
27th. fromn 10 :. n. to 12 mt... and in tie;
afternoon fromt 2 to ti p. ni. There wjil
,e :t differente in thi. s years E!utert;iln
maent front that of former year.s. On the
last eveniing theu Eutertainomentt will los..
with Msleh'. Songis andli T.tlfeanmx hy
'omne.of the p)resent and forna.r pupiil. o:
1th ': 4cnvinIt.
Ahlmitt:ane 25 enti. Every ticket
will draw a prize.
A G3EAT R !AS" h 3a OATAURH.
In another eeolumn of this paper will
be found an advertisement of a Catarrl
remedy, of which a sample is sent free to
any snferer of this terrible scourge. We
know B. 8. Lauderhalnh a Co.. the proprl
etors, to be a responsible firm and those
who write them will receive prolns!t at
tention and square dealing.
STATE OF LOIT'IlANA.- PARtISI OF Sr,
.MARTIN. 21.t Judiciail hli)trict ('ourt
Victorine Pitt wife of Emile
Amnbroise & als.
(ilemence Pitt atnd her HIus
band Zenon P'ierre.
By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facina ihn
theI :labore entitled alndl nulllh,mir..d sle
and to mne directed by the Ilo;,. 21". Ju
dicial hlistriet Court of the t:!lt' ,,f
Lonisinan. In and for th.e Parisi ,,f - .
Martin dlated thle Ithh. tin of t *o'ti,ºs
A. I). 18,. I have sti7t-, anil will ltr,
e.etl Ito ell at lpuli' anution t( the l.o::t
anll hilghe,t bidder at Ithe (art lIons
door in the town of St. Martno.ville be
tween the legal hours on
SATI'mItIAY the 1th. DAY of ilr.cauc
I;IE: A. I). Iht1.
It hei :g thi, a1'il . 'nr ilsy lif .:!a maonth
the f,!lowin,l d:v'erllh.ed prp,'rty ti
The undlitislo'd onem seventh of a certain
tr:et of lant .itua.tte in the l'ati-h of St.
.Martin mleaurin; alout forty sltwricial
arpeutll= anl l together with said land the
utidivided ss'venlth of all the buIildings,
and hnilrovetents thereon errected. The
sulil trat't of I:lnd I bounded nlorth bi"
Magenta. pl:iltation S,oth by land lf oli -
ehel Gtlabriel. East by priperty of Pierre
Pitt ll.Jr. and West by lendor. Said land
having a front of two arlen.ts by a depth
of twenty aspentJt startlng frons the
Ibounaryy of I'ierre Pitt Jr., and cownlg
to the hounda' v of Vendor.
Sold to satisfy s:lid asovwT mentioned
Sherili', oftrti this 13th day of Novem
b r A. I). 1886.
T. L. BiROUSSARD, Sheriff.