FRI DAY, : : : .1 AMU II Y 9, 1880.
A. C. Me MEANS
sc.Ui.-oKl>KK, H. m V a' ULIN
•hi ;: >:;r >i :u .t mi-r yumn .
Subscribers, finding a pencil
mark around this notice, will un
derstand that their subscrip
tion to this paper expired on Nov.
21; 1879. Those whose time ex
pired on the above date will be
presented, on coming forward at
once and paying $2 cash, with a
receipt for the Clarion to January
1st, 1881. This is not a "dun."
THE BASTROP RAILROAD AGAIN.
In former issues of this paper
we have endeavored to point out
the benefits that would accrue from
a railroad connecting this town with
Monroe. Our suggestions have gone
uutiheeded by the very men whom
we desired to take the initiatory
step in this all-important enterprise.
But, realizing the absolute and in
dispensable necessity of this line,
and knowing that without this line
Bastrop can never take that prom
inent position as a desirable trading
point, designed for her by nature,
we again appeal to the business
men and planters of this parish to
give this subject some careful and
" There is not in Bastrop a man
with a thimble-full of brains, but
must acknowledge that we are lag
ging in the back-ground. The
same old hum-drum, fogy style of
business characterizes this town
from the end of one; year to the end
of another. Our merchants—the
majority of them—are in the same
little old rickety shanties that they
were in twenty years ago. And
why ? Well, they say they are too
poor to build better. Yet there Is
no**in Louisiana a town surrounded
by a more fertile country than en
staple. Her fields, when cultiva'
yield corn and cotton in prodigal
profusion. So it is not for lack - of
means that we fail to grow rich,
but it is for lack of properly di
rected mean. 1 ;. We want enterprise.
We want to get out of the old ruts.
This age of steam and lightning go
a-headitiveness has left us, and our
neighbors, of more energy and
more enterprise, have ' 'walked off' '
with the "belt" which should en
Just consider, for a moment, the
vexation to which our merchants
have been subjected this season in
moving their cotton and in obtain
ing goods. Think of the thousands
of dollars that have been expended
for transportation to and from
Monroe this winter. Think of the
number of times merchants have
failed to have in store what their
customers wanted because they
could not get it hauled from Mon
roe. We venture the assertion that
Morehouse pariah expends and
loses money enough, by the present
system of transportation, in two
seasons to build a railroad from
here to Monroe. Think of the im
mense bulk of trade Monroe has
captured from this town. The pur
chaser says : "I can't afford to
pay you 50 cents per hundred for
hauling what I buy." Hence, off
to the railroad he goes. Every
body knows that the merchants
here cannot compete, with the
^ same financial results, with the
business men of Monroe. It costs
our merchants Si. 15 per barrel
more to store flour than it costs
Monroe. The planter knows it. He
has a team idle and he determines
to gO to the railroad.
This must be stopped. We must
bring the railroad to our own doors.
We must reclaim the trade that has
wandered off to other points. Let
us, friends of Morehouse, move in
this enterprise. Let us wake up
from our sluggish lethargy, build
a railroad, and take a position
aloog-side the civilized world.
The Catahoula News says that
F. T. Nicholls is one of the best
Governors that. Louisiana ever had.
and we believe it.
THE ::e:L T rnKsiuExr.
The Moroh Clarion undo;'the
a'iov.i' hending ikj:• ;.*ec;-jos the ~'?y
in vhièh the S uttK-ni press, as
Weil a,s the. Northern, advocate cer
tain individuals for the i'rosi*lcn
tial chair. Inaüead of giving its
readers sound, sstHibk» argument
it gives tiie.-n this dlly and foolkn
"Many Southern newspapers
as busily engaged in this unwise
movement as are the myriads of the
narrow-minded journals of the
North. Even Southern i.ocai . pa
pers are sticking their puny; insig
nificant noses into this business of
stirring up strife. With a presump
tion, equaled only by their ignor
ance, upstart country editors sit
down and 'squib' about this man or
that man as probable and improba
ble candidates for President, when
they are certainly aware that their
spouts are but fizzles at which sen
sible people giggle."
On the 12th of December tiie
Sentinel had something to say of
Presidential candidates. Also sev
eral of our esteemed country ex
changes, including the Ouachita
Telegraph and Claiborne Guardian,
have had something to say in re
gard to the Presidential race next
year, and both of said papers fav
ored different gentlemen for the po
sition. We say that the paper
which conceives the idea that it is
too insignificant to speak of things
outside of its own locality and ad
mits as much in its columns, is a
very puny concern indeed. And a
paper that is afraid to express an
opinion, it is generally believed lias
none to express.—[Vienna Senti
When we penned that article
wo considered it "the greatest ef
fort of our life." Our egotistical
presumption suggests! that it
was the emanation of a stupeg^
dons brain. We flattered
deluded and self-conceited"
that our genius was
itated io cope
er p o
e. We com
HHfft' the effusions of
eut, of Dana, of Hurlbult, of
Bennettj of Burke, of Hyams.
and of J. T. Walker. The com
parison only augmented the con
ception we had of its wonderful
merits. We sent a copy of the
article to * the great silent cir
cumnavigator, and , humbly,
though positively, begged him to
pass judgment upon its worth.
Mortal man never saw brighter
gems than did U. S. G. stick into
our editorial qu;ll. He went so
fai as to request the National
Legislature to puss resolutions
of the highest eulogy upon the
editor of the Clarion . We were
just simply sitting back in the
shade of our hard-earned lau
rels, basking in the blaze of our
dazzling fame, sympathizing yvith
our less-favored brethren of the
press—the editor of the Sentinel
in particular—wondering why aß
men are not great men like unto
ourself, ever and anon darting—
intuitively darting—that article
through the net-work of our
brain, when, horror of horrors,
the Sentinel man, who hails from
that parish of all other parishes,
named for the martyr President,
arises in a tit of selfishness and
in a spasm of spiteful jealousy
and proclaims to the world that
our editorial is a "silly and fool
ish fizzle." Such shocks as his
brutal criticism gave our nerve
force, few men are able to sur
vive. We are over-powered.
We are completely "kerflum
exed." The starch is knocked
entirely out of us. "We have
seen our fondest hope decay."
"Man springeth up like unto a
polk stalk, and dieth away even
like unto a young coon." We
are nearly ready "to give up the
ghost." Were it not for the hope
that we have of some day seeing
the destroyer of onr reputation,
we should rashly quit these trou
bles and go to those "that We
know not of."
Jf we had an "opinioa," we
should express it right here to
the purpose that the editor of
the Sentinel is a very severe and
East Carroll parish is in a healthy
The Conservative thinks E. A
Burke one of the staimchest Demo
rats in the State.
John Robinson carried off $0000
from Clinton last week. That's
good circus business.
The liaik.sviilo* Bulletin wants to
put the Senatorial toga on John
The editor of the Conservative
spent It is Christmas in Vicksburg,
and says he had a jolly good time
The Claiborne Guardian and Car
roli Conservative want Gen. Gibson
in the U. S. Senate. We want Judge
Sjvd'ford instead of Gibson.
Adam Cummins, an old darkey
of East Carroll, shot his daughter
to death and then tried to kill him
self. No cause known for the hor
Mischievous boys pasted obscene
pictures on the front of the Metho
dist Church in Providence last
week. A few cowhides pasted on
their backs would be in order now.
Mr. John Hamilton, of East Feli
ciana parish, accidentally shot him
self in the right arm, side and eye,
while out hunting.
A Texas horse-trader lost 6 horses
in the Ouachita at Columbia last
week. They were drowned while
swimming the river.
The Columbia Herald says that
Capt. Farmer is the fittest man in
the Second District for the Circuit
The Houma Courier and Tcrre
boiujftjfaafefciendciit are at. daggers'
each other. Come !
me on you both.
caytine says that New Or
needs and must have a new
rter. It argues like a clever
fellow for a better organic law.
Tensas has no fear of a scarcity
of labor this year, and the Journal
thinks the negroes are better satis
fied than they have been since the
war. ^Sensible darkies.
Chas. Guthrie pitched his G year
old boy from a balcony 18 feet
high to the pavement below last
Sunday in New Orleans. The in
human father is in the lock-up.
The Vienna Sentinel lias an
opinion" that there will be a
Presidential election some time in
the year A. D., 1880. We only
give this as the Sentinel's "opinion."
Capt. W. \Y. Fanner.
We inadvertantly failed last
week to notice, as we had prom
ised, some of the claims which
Capt- Farmer has upon the Leg
islature iu asking them to place
him ut on the Circuit Bench. It
was rumored some time ago that
he would be a candidate for the
Speakership, and his candidacy
received the approbation and
support of a large majority of
our exchanges. He has em
phatically stated now that he
does not seek that positioy. His
election to the Judgeship, how
ever, will Dot deprive the Legis
lature of his valuable services
and wise counsel during the
oomiug session, from the fact
that the Circuit Judges will not
enter upon their duties until the
first Monday in April.
Capt. Farmer stands at tLl
head of his profession as a pr<>
found scholar, a ripe aud suc
cessful lawyer and a cautioœ
and sagacious counselor. Be
has been a practitioner at tie
Monroe Bar for years, and ly
his industry and ability he his
established a practice whicbis
reputable and lucrative. Thjre
ÎU no man in the bounds of he
district whom Morehouse wqnîd
rather see clothed in judicial er
mine than Capt. W. W. Farter,
of Mou roe. We ask our llapie
sentatives in the Legislatur to
give his claims upon theiissiif
irage such attention and con
sideration as the intrinsic forth
of the man deserves, and wt are
sure of his election.
shoes at Petei'*ns in
Jnst now the attention of the
State Press is absorbed iu the
subject of a successor for the
stickn and plucky Kellogg Able
articles favoring this mas or that
man are being written all over
the State. The one man who
.seems propped uu !>/ the ma
jority of quills, is tint popular
and indefatigable worker, Gen
R. L Gibson Fro:» tho tone
of the Press—wo except the
boisterous Democrat of course—
one would think tbiit no other
man in Louisiana lias sense
enough to sit in the Senate
Chamber of the United States.
When we read the flowery
eulogief, rbf torical panegyrics,
and bombastic encomiums which
the Press is showering down up
on this wonderful m > d , we get
his fame aud (Bat of the mtghty
Ulysses kind o' mixed, aud our
faculty of distinguishing objects
ef graded grandeur grows gross.
Now, we have nothiug but praise
for Gibson. He merits it, not
because he bas done any more
than his duty, but because he
has done his duty. In this day
of corrupt and degenerate states
manship the man wbu has the
moral courage to work for his
constituent, deserves the grati
tude of the public. This is no
more, no less than what K. L.
But n e believe there in a man
in Louisiana wLo has stronger
claims upon the Legislature for
the position of U. S. Senator
than Gibson. It is proposed to
elect a man to succeed William
Pitt Kellogg, when in truth,
if elected, he will succeed the
very man whom the Legislature
should re-elect—we mean Judge
H. M. Spoford. It is thought
by muuy that tho Senatorial
Commi 'tee, appointed to inves
tigate Kelifgg's right to the seat
fie holds in the Senate, will oust
the usurp«*, aud force him ,to
"step «town aud out," in wnich
event Spotford would take his
seat* And suppose this to be
the case. Why not keep Judge
Spoffordin the Senate? Why
not make him his own »accessor?
But suppose that Kellogg is per
mitted to regain his present posi
tion until March, 1883? Should
nut the people of Louisiana
show to Judg« Spofford that
they hive the same confidence
in his ability that they had two
years ago, by re-electing him?
He h«s been swindled, his rights
have been trampled upon, and
of all aspirants to that exalted
position, he deserves the most
cons/deration from Louisiana's
Judge Oren Mayo.
Hie gentleman whose name
heads this article is a candidate
for the Circuit Judgeship; He
is represented as a man of sterl
ing worth and acknowledged
ability. With bis social qualities,
be combines tho highest order
or forensic ability," and will be
in ornament to the dignified po
sition to which he aspires. The
Concordia Bar, of which Judge
Mayo is a prorainent and highly
respected member, endorses him
enthusiastically tor the Circuit
Bench. The Concordia Eagle
savs, editorially, that "it is a
matter cf regrot to us that his
distrust of his owd abilities
should lestrict him to tjiis cir
cuit, a sphere of usefulness
which might be extended over
tho State and prevent hiä eleva
tion to the Bench of the Supreme
With Capt. Farmer and Judge
Mayo ok tLo liouch of this Cir
cuit, 'ht> "iuMptudenco of the
Second District will be under
the supervision of pure men and
We would write more but have
already r bo Merchants * * *
a puff.—[T »••• r. ■ ;;<?&tiiiel.
We beg rhï S:? tinel man to
come over :cr B trop and get
onrdevi ,,u ' o< ' : *
grammar. Is ttu.re not a pi
school in Vienna ?
of Fjiiclifih i
Senator Houston, one of the
foremost of Southern statesmen,
died at bis home in Athens, Ala.,
December 31st, 1879. His career
as a public, man hns been singu
larly marked with success. Be
ginning life as a member of the
Bar, he was appointed Solicitor
for the district, aud step by step
went up until he was elected
Senator. Iy every position he
lias ever proved taithfu! to the
trusts conti ied to his care. In
the darkest days of Alabama he
took the beim and safely guided
the ship of State through the
breakers and over the whirlpools
of financial distress into the
smooth waters of peace and
His characteristic nom de
plume was."Bald Eagle" and it,
was a familiar household word
throughput Alabama. His ser
vices both before and since the
y>ar in public life made him
tame and name, honor and love.
He died of cancer and fatty de
generation of tho heart. The
nation is in mourning for G. S.
Houston, of Alabama.
A look into our postofiices will
revea! large bundles of papers
published outside of the State.
It is pioper for our citizens to
lake such papers to be informed of
events in tho outsile wor'd.—
Yes, your people want an
"opinion" of national and Presi
dential affairs, a commodity
which the Sentinel's readers feel
that it is sadly in need of.
Several young men were sit
ting together and a young lady
happened to approach the vi
cinity. One "real sweet" young
fellow seeing, as he supposed, the
yojang lady looking at him, re
marked playfully, and with a be
coming simper, "Well, Miss
you needn't look at me as though
you wanted to eat me." "Oh,
no," sweetly replied the young
lady, "I never eat greens."
Do net send off your monej"
f or anything y on rati get at home.
Then how will your people
"be informed of events in the
out-side world;" The Sentinel
gets its "opinions" mixed up as
badly as Maine politics.
Religious Notice .—There will he
a called meeting of the Baptist
Church in conference at 3 o'clock
p. m . On Saturday, 10th hist. All
the members are requested to at
tend, as there will be business of
importance before the Churcn.
Jas. Bussey , Clk.
200,000 brick for sale. Apply
to H. D. Vaughan or
T. O. L eavel & Co.
Heller & Turner sells light thim
ble-skein wagons for §55.
'STEAYED OR STOLEN.
From the subscriber on tho night of
the 18th December last, from Oak Kidge,
one light bay mare mule about 15 hands
high, branded on shoulder with letter
D. Had on a Texas saddle aud bridle. 1
■will give a liberal reward for same.
Is hereby given that no goods of any
description must be sold on my account
except on authority of a written ordèr,
with my signature attached thereto.
Persons who hold accounts against
me are also notified to present same for
payment at onco. J. D. HOWELL.
On SATURDAY, January, 31, 1880, I
Will offer for sale, at public auction, to
the highest bidder, at my residence i
mile west of Bastrop, one piano, sewing
machine, buggy and harness, wagon and
harness, cooking stove and utensils, two
mules, all kind household and kitchen
furniture, 1 large wash pot, grin'd stone,
etc., etc. I will also rent my place for
one or a term of years. Private sales will
be contracted. Mrs. C. A. TEMPLE.
STATE OF LOUISIANA—Parish Court
Parish of Morehouse.
of W. L. Richmond, dee'd.
By virtue of an order issued from the
Hon. Parish Court of Morehouse and to
me directed as administratrix of the suc
cession of W. L. Richmond, dee'd, I will
offer for lease for tho year 18rt0, at pub
lic auction, to the highest bidder, at the
door of the Court House, said parish, on
SATURDAY, the 24th day of January,
1830, between the hours prescribed by
law, the plantation belonging to said
succession, situated on the Bonr o Idee,
containing about 130 acres of tillable
land. The lessee to give his note with
approve«} security, payable on Dec. 1st
Ib-0, and drawing 8 per cent, interest
frgm maturity; also to build two cabins
and repair fencing. „
FANNIE J. RICHMOND,
STATE OF LOUISIANA—Parish Court
Parish of Morehouse. Succession of
Goo. M. Saiulidge, Deceased.
By virtue of an order of sale iss-i^i
from the lion. Parish Court of Mo-e
h oust», and to me directed as ' "
tor of the succession of Geo. M
deceased, I will on
SATURDAY, tho -.'til, day of y
18S0, nt the last, place of reside.;k , ,f t ;.,' t .
decased, on Biyou Bartholomew,
.'aid parish, between the hours pn-seï • ;^
bv law, offer for sale the pe'sonnl ;,-i
perty belonging to said succession, on
sist.ing of household and kitchen furni
ture, as shown by the invent,orv. Also
all the lands belonging to said succes
sion, consisting of a tract of him! ac
quired by entry from the State of L mis
iana, as shown by patent No. 1S)8;), issued
December 28th, 1874, containing 17."»
30-100 acres, more or less, a partiular
description of which will be seen by ref
erence to the inventory. Also an un
divided half iuterest in all the lands
owned by Geo. M and J a wies San
ditiga jointly in said parish, consisting
of a tract oi land purchased by (J. M .
Satididge from Miss C. L, Grilling on
tho 2$l December, Ititi'J, of which lauds
said (i. M. Saiulidge transferred to J. 0.
Saiulidge an undivided hull' interest:
1 ebruary '28th, lfj71, composing' a por
tion 'of Uio upper and a portion of the
lower part of the Collier place. Also the
"llolly place," purchased by Geo. il.
Satididge at Sheriff's sale on' the 2d of
January, 1 -<>9, an undivided half inter
est of which was by him transferred to
James G. Satididge on the 2;th of Feb
ruary, 1871, said place containing 2tiö
acres of land, more or less Also" the
tigern* Polk place, which was purchased
by George M. Saadidge of Wm. S. Par
haul on the 0th day of December, HtM,
of which he transferred to James 6. Sati
didge au undivided half interest on (lie
28th day of February, ltPl, Also the
''Randal! place." purchased by t;. M.
and J. O Saiulidge from V.'yatt Bran
non on the 1st day of March, 1874, con
taining 300 '30-100 acres, more or less.
Also tho "Horace Polk" place, contain
ing HK r > acres. Also all that part of tho
Tom Polk place that*was sot aside to J.
M. and J. <>. Sandidge in a partition of
said place between G. M. and. Jatues G.
Sandidge, and the widow and heirs of
ThosJ. Polk ori the 7th day of April,
.1875, containing -180 acres, more ov less.
Also the Isaac Ross place, containing
4% tXi-l'iO acres, all of sai 1 land lying
on liayou Bartholomew, ir said palish,
a particular description of all of said
lauds being given in the iu vent.. >ry of
said .succession, which will lie seen by
Also at the name time and place I will
offer for sale the undivided half interest
in sa d lands belonging to u:e indtvid
, j nul'.y. J.VS (j. SANi.ilDC;;:. Adner.
Per Newton & Hail. Attorneys.
STATE OF LOUISIANA..Parish Court,
Parish of Mm chouse. Succession of
Per rv Alexander, deceased.
]}y virtue of an order to me directed,
from the Mou. Parisii Court in ai
the parish of Morehouse, said
from the Mou. Parisii Court in ai
the parish of Morehouse, said
commanding inc. as a■itnii'i tratrix ot
the succession ot ferry Alexander, dee'd,
to sell all the property belonging to said
estate, I will on
the 13th day of January, 1880,
proceed to sell, within the hours pre
scribed by law, at public auction, to t.;«
highest bidder, at the door of tho court
house, in the town of liasir p, all the
property belonging to said estate, con
sisting of forty acres of land, situated ":i
Bayou Bartholomew, two cows and
calves, four yearlings, two inuies, one
two-horse wagon, twenty head of h >gs,
thirty bushels of corn, more oi l s;,
fanning tools, GOoii pounds fi Mer. 11» '0
pound.; teed cotton, more or less, house
hold and kitchen furniture.
Term- of Sale.—Cash at not less than
the inventoried appraisement.
FAN N Y A LEX an der,
dec 12 Administratrix.
STATE OF LOUISIANA—Parish Court,
Parish of Morehouse. Succession of
By virtue of an order issued by the
Hon Parish Coir t in and f>r the parish
of Morehouse directing tlit sale ot the
land belonging to the succession ol
Frank Jefferson, deceased, i will offer
for sale at the door of the courthouse,
in the town of Bastrop, Morehouse par
ish. within the hours prescribed by law,
at public auction, to tho highest bidder,
SATURDAY, the 24th day of January,
1880, the following described lands be
longing to said succession of tranlc
Jefferson, Deceased, a« s'iown by the
inventory, to wit.
Lot No. 4, and east half of northeast
quarter of section 3, township 20, norta
of ran go 7 east, containing 120 acres with
all the buildings and improvements
thereon, situated in tho farwh of More
'"Terms of sale—Cash at not less tbau
the inventoried ap^raisen^ut
WM. P. DOUGLASS, #
STATE OF LOUMAU—Fourteenth
D istrict Court, Parish of Mo -.ehouse,
Todd &■ Brigham vs. Heirs of Susan
M. Chapman et. al.
By virtue of a writ ofsoiznro and sale,
issued by the Hon 14th District Court,
in and for the parish >f Morehouse m
the above entitled suit aid to roe direct
ed as Sheriff of said parsli and otate,
hove seized, as directed .n tho writ, an
will offer for sale, at thedoor oftlie court
house, within the hour prescribed by
law, at public auctioi, to the highest
SATURDAY, the 7th der of February,
1830, the following defjribed property
to -wit: The "ndivid-d seven-eighths
interest in tho east fitctional h.il
fractional section thirt .ythree an< ^
section thirty-four, township t
north of range sevei east, cont ^
408 acres of land, mort or les..,
the buildings and imp'ovemen ^
situated, said lar.d sit.ated m he pansli
of Morehouse, State o benefit
Terms of sale—Caal, with the ueu
Of DorGLls8j aber»
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