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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.
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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.
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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.

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