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poutk ^agrkulture, home interes ts, and the material developmeht of the country. VOL. VI BASTROP, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY JANUARY 16, 1880 NO 8. A Bud Prepented by a Breve Wife. of the heroine." Six H^ovctu mfy Ctoidtt P ublish ki) every pbiday. ^^TBRAWO» SUBSCRIPTIONS. 0n8 year in Avance ---• j 00 gis months ^ 75 Three months ^ advertising rates. Space. 1 square. 2 squares. 4 squares. I column \ column. 1 column. j 1 mo I 3 m'os | 6 m os | 1 year. *3 00 5 00 8 50 10 00 20 00 401)0 $0 5«'» I •» 00 9 50 ! 15 00 15 00 18 00 40 00 60 00 23 00 : <o oo 50' 00 90 00 IIIS 00 20 00 30 00 40 00 70 00 125 00 Transient advertisements wil3 hein serted at the rate of 1 50 per square of tea lines for the first insertion, an,l '■> cents for e»eh subsequent insertion PROFESSIONAL CA RDS. Frank Vaughan, attorney at law; Bastrop, Louisiana. Will practice in the Courts of More house and West Carroll. Special atten tion to the collection of claims by suit before the Magistrate' s Courts. U. c. JtSORf^*9J%% ATTORNEY at law, monroe, La. Will 'practice in State and Federal Courts. . apnlll-y s.smso.r fcjerr, attorney at law, Bastrop, Louisiana. Office—South-east corner of Public Square. Will practice in the conrtâ of the 14th Judicial District composed o. the parishes of Morehouse, Ouachita and Richland, and in the Supreme Court at Monroe. julyl9-y H.H. NAFF JAS. BÜ88KY « Itussry % JTatr, ATTÖUXJCSÖ AT I.AW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will practice in the courts ot the l4tli Judicial District, composed of the parish» s of Morehouse, Ouachita and gkhlund, and n the Supreme Court at Monroe; also in tb* Kddèr&l Courts. Office— East side of public square; c. NEWTON WM. T. IIALL JIYtc iloti Sf Hall, attorneys at law, Bastrop, Louisiana. Wili practice in the courts of the I4tb Judicial District, composed of the par ishes of Morehouse, Ouachita and Richland; and also in the parishes of Union, Franklin, Carroll, Catahoula atiu and in tlw Supreme Court et Monroe, Louisiana. all. È\ GliJlI", BASTROP, LA. Offers hi» profcssiodal seivices to the copie of Bastrop and vicinity. Can be found at his residence, or at the drug store of Dr. A- L. Bussey, when not profes onally engaged. febO-y Geo. B. Marable, <M. O BASTROP, LA. [ hereby tender my professional services to the people of Bastrop and Morehouse parish. When not professionally engaged, can he found at my residenco on<3 mile eas oi town at night, aud at the Drug Store of Dr. A. L. Bussey during the day feb9-y lumber! lumber!! H«tiug\*fcsed, for a term of years, the sawmill of Mr. J. D. Howell, wo are now Soliciting Orders for Lumber. All of the machinery is of the best qual ity, in the best repair, and we will GUARANTEE SATISFACTION. Orders for lumber will be filled promptly. W. L.&T, J. DOSS. GUS SMITH Fancy Barber, ÄONROE, Louisiana. Shop in the Bändermann Building. COTTON SEED! A few bsshols of pure African Cotton Seed for s^e. Apply to the Publishers of the Claion. Price $1 per bushel. FOR SALE. The tw<j-story frame building on the southeast dorn er of the public square. For particulars apply to decl2 . E. K. WL BOSS. LUMBER ! LUMBER ! bills filled on shot notice AT PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES ! Cypress a Speciality, AND AS CIIEAP AS PINE. Mill six miles West of Bastrop. Free Ferry at Magnolia, place. established 1871. THE CITY DRUG STORE. A. L, BUSSEY, Pro'r, Bastrop, Louisiana, Keeps constantly on Hand a Fall Supply of FOREIGN ANÖ AMERICAN DRUGS, PRICES AT GREATLY REDUCED Chemicols, Pateot Medicines. Toilet Articles, Perfumery, Stationery, Fine Tobacco, and Cigar Fine Liquors For Medical Purposes - >1 Constantly on Hand- j Prescriptions earcfully prepnred al all hours, Snndays included, ifi the most relia hlr manner. Call at the City Drug Store of A. L BUSSE Y. SOMETHING NEW. The undersigned respectfully informs the public that ho has now on band a well-selected stock of Burial Caskets, cofrin trimming sucli as handles, plates plates, screws, etc. He is also prepared tomauufttcta»« or repair nnv style of furniture, on the very shortest notice, guaranteeing satisfaction. Always on hand Hermetic Burial cases and caskets. G. F. TISDALE. W* RAWW.KS, [êCCCF. SSOR TO RAWLINS k MCRRELL,] COTTON FACTOR AND Commission Merchant No. 45 Union St„ NEW ORLÉANS. s- P- BUATT, ORAL SURGEON, Offers to the public his* professional experience of thirty years in the above speciality for the treatment of all dis eases peculiar to the jnouth and preser vation of its natural organs, the teeth. Charges for all dental services graded by quality and character desired, to suit the times. For dental substitutes, from $15, $60. $75, $100, $200, up to Buatt's celebrated improved gold plate, $350 for full sets, recommended as healthy, and to perform the functions of mastication satisfactorily as to kind selected. Without previous arrangements, cash is invariably expected. Moved to new office, near the Baptist Church. Dentistry. DE. M. J. MASisENOILL, dental surgeon, respectfully offers his professional services to the people of Bastrop and surrounding countiy.. All work warranted. Office—first door south of F. Vaugban'fl law office, and lately oc cupied by Dr. McCreight, The Morehouse Nursery, One Mile Above Point Pleasant, On Bayou Bartholomew. The undersigned is now ready to re ceive orders for fruit trees for next fal delivery. Ail trees guaranteed. . marl4-y JNO. MULHOLLAND. Will. H. Graham BASTEOP, LOUISIANA, Brickmaker and Layer. Is prepared to do all work entrusted to him quickly and in a workmanlike manner. Tombs, cisterns, chimneys and other work solicited. Orders left at H. D. Vaughan's will be promptly attended * flt l gQS~6vn w. m. h'jipilbuitjr, STATE AND PARISH TAX COLLECTOR, Office at A. L. Bussey's Drug Store, BASTROP, LA. Why She Dried Her Tears. As the train over the Detriot, Lansing & Northern Road reached Plymouth the other day, going west, a couple on the de pot platform were seen to em brace, kiss, hug again ani seper ate, and the woman got aboard the train with her handkerchief to her eyes. She seated herself in front of a man with and open face, had any amount of sympa thy arouud the corners of his eyes, and he presently leaned forward and said: "It is, indeed hard to part from those we love." "Y-yes, 'tis," she sobbed. "I suppose that man was your husband?" "Y-yes." "You are to leave t>his happy home for a visit to some friends, I presume?" "Yes, I'm going to Lansing to see ma!" "Just so," continued the be nevolent man," "and yet how h8rd it is to tear yourself from the sid® of your dear partner! Yon no doubt believe him the dearest man on earth?" I'T on m I "I saw him press something into yo r hand as he left, and be seemed to say, 'Here, my darling, is a gift from your husband.' How lover-like—how like a good husband:" The Woman had oae baud tightly shut. She now opened it, brushed her tears away, and all at o»aa «psIlcJ ©•»»» The miserable, contemptible old thing—I'll stay all winter snd not write him a single word! I just wish I could see him for about a minute !" "Madam, why this agitation?" asked the man." "That's why!" she snapped as she hurled a quarter against the front door. "That's what he pressed ioto my hand at parting, and that's the pin-money he es pected to last me throe weeks and pay fare home on a dog I Ii I ever get back I'll broomstick him out of his boots!" "How lover-like—how wife like!" sighed the old man, as he fell back, while the woman raised the window and poked her head out and made up faces at the last house in Plymouth.—[Free Press. The Bumble-Bee. BY M. QUAD, Children, did you ever stop to consider the immense power pos sessed by a bumble-bee? An in sect weighiüg no more than the eighth of an ounce is capable of 'raising" a man weighing 220 pounds from a bench in the pub lic park, and then have lots of lifting material left. Just stop and think of it! The stinger of a bee is not near as large as the finest needle, but such is the force behind it that it can be driven through heavy pants cloth, backed by merino drawers, and into the flesh about sixteen feet. If a man could wield a crowbar in comparison, he could drive it through seven saw-mills and a distillery at one blow. Nature could not give the bee teeth and claws without spoiling its beauty, and in compensation, she gave him this stinger as a weapon of ».ttack and defense. If the bee had no weapon, ants, beetles and bugs could cuff him around as they pleased, bat, as it is, he is boss of the walk, and won't take a word fromfany^of them. The bumble bee is not natu rally of a quarrelsome disposi tion, but he can't be sat down on over half an ;hour without feeliog as if some one was doing him a great wrong. If left to himself, he will crawl up your coat sleeve, look around, and crawl down and go about his business; but, if welcomed with a blow between the eyes, he',is going to be revenged if it breaks a leg. Ha invariably closes hia eyes when he stings and yoa have only to lock a bee square in the face to discover when he is fooling arouud, and when he means 14 per cent, per annum. The hay-field is a favorite re. sort of the bumble-bee but you can find him almost anywhere else if you try hard. Hovicg no pair of fong hind legs he cannot build his nest in a marsh like a a frog, and having no beak in which to carry Straws, he cannot nest in a tree like a bird. He therefore takes to the grass, and under thé roots of an old stump, or among a pile of old rails, he rears his gßntle young aud gives them printed instruction as to the difiereuce between stinging six inch stovepipe [and runaway boys. The knowledge of old bees is wonderful. They |know where the school-houseis. They know when school is out. They can sail miles away from tome, get in their work on a farmer's eon weeding out com, and re tLiiLf xx v/uiu« ïiilbvtii- a fence corner or in need of an afternoon nap. As a rule, they are early risers. Barefooted boys driving up 4he cows at day light will find the bumble-bee out of bed and quite ready to begin the arduous labors of the day. Along about sundown he quits work, couuts noses to see if the family are all in, and then Stows himself away for a night of calm and peaceful repose. The legs of a bumble-bee are very crooked. This seems too bad at first eight, but you will soon discover that nature was level-headed. His legs were thus shaped to enable him to hang to the'brim of a boys hat. Were his legs straight he could not walk a fence rail in a high wind, nor could he turn after reaching the top of a mullein stalk. The stripes on a bee look like a waste of material, but such is not the case. They fur nish an extra covering over his ribs to keep the frosty air of night off, and they serve to stif fen his spinal column in his flights through the air.' A bumble-bee can fly at the rate of twenty miles an hour, if he wants to, but there is no cause for him to fly faster than a boy can run. He sometimes lives to be three years old. and is sometimes stricken down be fore he has traveled at all. His life is a precarious one. He may run a deacon out of a hay-field to-day, and be the big bee in the nest, and to-morrow a conn try school-ma'am may knock his head off with her umbrella. Nothing in natural history weighs more for his size than the bee, and nothing in science works easier without cogwheels or ruh ber rollers than his stinger. If* is always ready, never out of re pair, and satisfaction (to the bee) is guaranteed in every case. Subscribe for the Clarion. A Bud Prepented by a Breve Wife. A duel with pistols, such as in Germany generally terminates fatally to one or other of the combatants, has been frustrated in the neighborhood ol Berlin by the energy and resolution of of the wife of one of the princi pals. Both of the would-be duelists were army officers; The place chosen for the meeting was a drive in the Count Buch's woods, between Schonerlinde and Franzosische-Buchholz. Princi pals, seconds and an army sur geon were on the ground; the distances had been duly paced off, and the pistols were being loaded, when the lady suddenly appeared upon the scene, step swiftly up to her husband's sec ond, who was engaged in pre paring the weapons for combat, snatched a pistol from his hand, and, directing its muzzle toward her bosom, declared with a pas sionate abjuration that she would discharge its contents into her own heart unless the duel was at once given up. So heroic a pro ceeding on her part of course left no choice to the gentlemen concerned in the affair and the whole party returned peaceably to Berlin, The wife had sus pected her husband's intention, and followed him from the house unseen by him or his seconds, in a swift droschky, to the place of meeting. SCOTT'S FIRST LOVE. [Once a Week-1 It is an oll »ajing,"wimm first we love we never wed," and this, though not Btrictly true, may be applied to Scott, Byron, George Washington and many other men of note. It is inter esting to observe how poets gen erally present their love matters to the public. The personal ex perience of such men will crop out. Scott, for instance, fell deeply in love, in early life, with a girl of aristocratic family, and as he was then merely a poor barrister, there was no prospect of success. His father, knowing this, and being desiious to bring the matter to a close, suggested to the parents the propriety of terminating the acquaintance» and this was done in the least painful manner. The l*dy was the only daughter of Sir John Stewart, of Forfashire, and she afcerward married Sir William Forbes, the noted Edinburg banker. As Scott was a well educated young man, of fine per sonal appearance and agreeable manners, there could be but lit tle reason for giving the banker preference, except his wealth antisocial rank. Scott felt tbiß kêfenîy through life; in "Boke'oy he revives the episode at some length. Matilia, the heroine of the poem, represents the object of bis love, who there rejects a poet in favor of one of h'-gher rank, and this scene becomes doubly interesting as a picture of Scott's early experience. In 1811 Lady Forbes died; but she lived long enough to see the once penniless barrister the first poot in England. Her death was deeply felt by Scott, for, al though he had been married for twelve years, the old flame was not extinguished. "Rokeby" ap peared next year, and Lockhart says "that there is nothing wrought out, in all Scott's prose, more exquisite than the contrast between the rivals for the hand on of of the heroine." Six years af terward Scott wrote thus to Miss Edgeworth : "Matilda was at tempted for the person of a lady who is now no more, so that I am flattered with your distin guishing it." As this took place nearly twenty years after the disappoint ment, it illustiates the tenacity with which the author held to his first love. When Laly Forbes died, Scott was so aff ected that be called on her mother, and bo,th fell to weep ing over the sad affair. It is a curious incident in domestic his tory to see a maa carrying his first love so tenderly through life while married to another woman to whom he always showed great attachment. Scott evidently made Matilda the ideal or dieam wife, who accompanied him to the last. Having recovered from the worst effects of his disap pointment, he met a French girl, whose father had saved both life and fortune by fleeing from th© dangers of the Revolution, At the time referred to Miss Car pentier (or Carpenter) was an orphan, and to her Scott trans ferred his aflections, as far as this was possible. He appeared, as has been said, much attached to his wifa through life, and sin cerely mourned her death. She was, however, intellectually and physically inferior to Scottish ladies of that city, and the rapid degeneracy of the family some degree, be ascribe^ unfavorable ï» a® »on. m 7:**, a al ap The Groceries We Bay. Very few groceries are wholly pure. The Grocer's Manual publishes some of the adultera tions. The cream of tartar found on sale, it says, is seldom more than thirty per cent, pure, the remainder being terra cdba, or white earth, and other audulter ants. Cayenne pepper is de based with red ocher, cinnabar, vermillion and sulphcret of mer cury, and the the color preser ved by redjlead and Venetian red. Coffee is adulterated with pea flour colored with Venetian red,!) Liquors and wines are gen erally made from cheap rums and whiskies. Milk is adulterated with water, flour, starch, gum, tumerio, ohalk, sugar, carbonate of soda, and cerebral matter; and cream is made by the use of gum. Mustard is seldom sold pure. Preserved meats are col ored with ocher and red lead.' Bottles labeled Worcesterhire sauce, etc., are often filled with dangerous chemicals. Soaps contain poisonous coloring mat ter that produ ces ckin diseases.. Teas ara cc&Érà and doctored, largely in New York and Phila delphia, with arseniate of cop per, verdigris, mineral green, Prussian blue, talc, day, soap stone, and numerous other ar ticles. Much of the tobacco which men roll like a sweet mor sel under their tongues is made out of the leaves of other plants, to which are added Chromate of lead, oxide of lead. etc. Half the vinegar sold in the large citiea, it is asserted, is rank poison, made from preparations of lead, copper and oil of vitrol. The se s tatements were made in the Manual in the interest of grocers. Apply 200,000 brick for sale, to H. D. Vaughan or T. 4J*L eavel & Co.