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Wv, "* « devoted BASTROP, VOL. VI LOUISIANA, FRIDAY .TÄfHJARY 23, 1880 ♦ NO 9. Ben Butler's House. when '%e was rooted to the gotrltouse Clatioti. "PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. """"* TKRM9 OF SUBSCRIPTIONS. ^ one year, in advance j 00 Six months ( 75 Three montas "VHI—>«*■— advertising bates. Space. 1 square, 'i squares. 4 squares. 4 column $ column 1 column. 1 mo I 3 mos | 6 mos | 1 y eat. f-î 00 5 00 8 50 10 00 20 00 40 00 §6 50 9 50 15 00 18 00 40 00 60 00 $9 00 15 00 23 00 30 00 50 00 90 00 £10 00 20 00 30 00 40 GO 70 00 125 00 Transient advertisements will be m rJted at the rate of 1 50 per square ^ tin lines for the first insertion awl 7o cents for each subsequent insertion. PROFESSIONAL CARDS Frank faughan, attorney at law, Bastrop, Louisiana. , wm ÄcÄ« St cSÄ \ 4- — before the Magistrate 's Courts. j). c. «?BOR attorney at law, MONROE, La. Will [practice in State and Federal Courts a P nllllV SmMJffSOJt" tjEft i attorney at law; Bastrop, Louisiana. Office— Soath-enst corner of Public Square. Will practice in the courts of the 141 h Judicial District composed ot the parishes of Morehouse, Ouachita and Richland, and in the Supreme Court at Monroe. jalyl9-y J AS. 3ÖSSKY H H * NAFF Bussey ft JVair, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will practice in the courts ot the 14th Judicial District, composed of the parishes of Morehouse, Ouachita and Richland, and n the Supreme Court at Monroe; also in the Federal Ooutts. Office—East side ot publte square; C. NEWTON* ,.,...WM.T. HALL ,%'ewton ft Haitj attorneys at la w, Bastrop, Louisiana. Wili practice in the«ourts of the 14th Judicial District, composed of the par ishes of Morehouse, Ouachita and iichland; and also in the parishes of Union, Franklin, Carroll, Catahoula indJacksou, and in the Supiieme Court *»t Monroe, Louisiana. ZPSt. F.-C. GMr, • BASTROP, LA. Offers tis professiodal sei vices to the eopie of Bastrop and vicinity. Can be found at his residence, or at the drug störe ot Dr. A. L. Bussey, when not profes onally engaged. feb9-y tSeo. B. Jliarable , Jfl. D BASTROP, LA. I hereby tender my professional services to the people of Bastrop and Morehouse parish. When not professioually engaged, can be found at my residenco one mile eas or town at âight, and at the Drug Store of Dr. A. L. Bussey during the day feb9-y LUMBER i LtlBER ! ! I, for a term of years, the saw mill of Mr. J. D. Howell, We are now Soliciting Orders for Lumber. All of thé machinery is <ff th» best qual ity, in the best repaid an< * we will GUARANTEE SATISFACTION. Orders for lumber will be filled promptly W .L. &.T. J. DOSS. GUS SMITH, Fancy Barber, MONROE, Louisiana. Shop in the Kindermann Building. COTTON SEED! A few bashols of pore African Cotton Seed for sale. Apply to the Publishers the Clarion. Price f 1 per bushel. FOR SALE. The two-story frame building on the sonthetet corner of the public square. For »articula» apply to decl2 E. K. W. ROSS LUMBER ! LUMBER ! bills filled on shot notice at prices to sun THE TIMES ! Cypress a Speciality, and as cheap as pine. Mill six miles West of Bastrdp. Free Ferty at Magnolia place^ ^ Dm s 0 X. ESTABLISHED 1871. THE CITY DRUG STORE. A. L. BUSSET, Pro 'r, Bastrop, Louisiana, Keeps constantly on Hand a Full Supply of FOREIGN AND AMERICAN DRUGS, jIT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES Chfmicols, Patent Medicines. Toilet Articles, Perfumer^, ' Stationery, frine Tobacco, and Cigar Fine Liquors For Medical Purposes Constantly on Hand Prescriptions carefully prepared at all hours, Sunday* included, ia the fliotlt relià hlc manner. Call at the City Drug Store of À. L BUSSEY. SOMETHING NEW. The undersigned respectfully informs the public that he has now on hand a well-selected stock of Burial Caskets, coffin trimming such as handles, plateè plates, screws, etc. He is als» prepared 40 in.wufaotnie.or repair i»ny style of furniture, on the very shortest notice, gnuranteeing satisfaction. Always on band Hermetic Bririal cases ^nd caskets G, F.riPISDALE. S, W. RAWLI KS, [successor to RAWLINS & MCRflELL,] COTTON FACTOR AND Commission Merchant No. 45 Union St., * NEW ORLKANS. I S- F- BITATT, OEAL SURGEON, Offers to the public Kia professional experience of thirty years in thé above speciality for the treatment of all dis bases peculiar to the mouth and preser vation of its. natural organs; the teeth. Charges for all dental services graded by quality and tSharacter desired, to suit the times. For Cental substitute*, from $15. |60. $75, $'100, $200, np to Buatt's celebrated improved gold plats, $350 for fall 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, neat the Baptist Church. Dentistry. DR. M. J. : MASbENQILL, dental surgeon, respectfully offers his professional services to the people of Bastrop and Surrounding country. Ail work warranted. Office—first door south of F. Vatighan's law office, and lately oc ounied by Dr. McCroight The Morehouse Änrsery, One Mile Above Point Pieasaht, • tt • . . > On Bayou Barthblomew. The undersigned is nbw ready to te ceive orders for fruit trees for next fal delivery. All trees guaranteed. marl4-y JNO. MÙLHOLLAND. Wm. H. Graham BASTROP, LOUISIANA, Brickmaker and Layer. Is prepared to do all work ertrusted to him quickly and in a Workmanlike manner. Tombs, cisterns, Chimneys and other work solicited. Orders left at H. P. Vaughad's will bo promptly attended to. aug22 -'m w. ,w. wjisnBtnjr, STATE AND PAEÎSF COLTjECTQS, . Office at A. L. Bussey's Drug |tore, BASTROP, LA. • Police Jury Proceedings. An Ordinance Makin«- an Appropriation to pay claims allowed by claims com mittee of parish of Morehouse at its January term, 1880. Be it ordained by the Police Jary of the parish of Morehouse at its January meeting, 1880, That the sum of $138 87" be and is hereby appropriated to pay claims allowed by the claims' oommittee of the Police Jury at its January meeting. Be it further ordained, etc., That this ordinance take effect from and after its passage. Adopted January Gth, 1880. W. T. Hall , President. Geo. A. Spyker, Clerk. An Ordinance Making an additional appropriation to repair the windows in Sheriff and Clerk's offices. Be it ordained by the police jury of parish of Morehouse, that the sum of four dollars, in addition to the previous appropriation, be and the same is htereby appropriated to repair the Windows in Sheriff and Clerk's offices. — Be it further ordained tha,t this ordinance take effect from and af ter its passage. Adopted Jan. 6th, 1880. W. Tt Hall , President, Geo. A. Spyker, Clerk. An Ordinance Makiiig an appropriation to repair the bridge across the DeGallion on tjie road leading from the Turpin place to Little Bonne Idete levee. Be it ordained by the Police Jury of the parish of Morehoiise at its January meeting, 188t), that the sum of seventy-five dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to repair the bridge across the DeGal lion on thè road leading from the Turpin place to Little Bonne Idee levee, and that Frank Turpin and Zeff Sisson be appointed commis Zelt ftisson ne appoinieu cuimuis Biewers to let-©#<aM ivbrk-aftd-öM^» their certificate that the work has been completed according to con tract, that the President of the Po lice Jury be required to issue a warrant in payment of same when the condition of the treasury will admit of it. • Be it further ordained, etc., That this ordinance" take effect froni and after its passage. Adopted Jan. i'G, 1880. W. T. Hall , President, Geo. A. Spyker, Clerk. A h Ordinance Appropriating tho sum of six thou sand dollars, or so much thereof , as may be necessary, with which to pay and compromise, with the creditors of thé parish holding warrants or approved claims against the parish, authorizing the President of the Police Jury to pay in comprdmise of said in debtedness, sixty-five cents on the dollar, and authorizing the President of the Police Jury to warrant on the treasury in pay ment of the amounts, etc. Sec. I. Be it ordained by the Po lice Jury of the. ; parish of More house, at its adjourned meeting commencing Jan. the 5th, 1880, That the„sum of six thousand dol lars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated -for the pur pose of enabling the President of the Police Jury to compromise and pay the creditors of the parish, holding warrants or approved oWraa Ojyoluat lhp poriaH- -, Sec. 2. Be it further ordained etc., That W. T. Hall is hereby ap pointed agent of thè parish to com pipmise with the creditors, but he is hereby limited to paying sixty five cents on the dollar of said in debtedness. i j ' Sec. 3. Be it' further ordained, etc., That the President of the Po licé Jury is hereby authorized to warrant on the treasurer inpajonent of sufh debts as he . may compro mise^ as herein provided for. Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, That this ordinance take effect and be in force from and after its pas Adopted Jan. 6th, 1880. W. T. HA li ;, President, Geo. A. Spyker, Clerk. To the Hon. President and mem bers ot the Police Jury, parish of Morehouse. ; i ' r men~-We, your Finance C:.-;'.-. beg leave to report that "V". a r v f? received, from the Treasurer his annual report and af ter due examination, w® ; -find the same correct, which report we here with present and l)cg to make the spe part of this, our /report. It Will be seen that there is a cash balance in the treasury forty-eight hundred and sixty-five and 45-100 dollars. Your committee are of qfhiion that the current 1 -indebtéd ne« 1879 has all been paid, indwe recommend that the cash on hand used in the way of coçipronus ins and paying thy, Aföt . u«le.f>ts>£ n«s oi thg parish.^ Wewatc hot made the usual annttal, settlement with the tax-collector for the rea son that he will not go out of office* prior to April next, and a final set tlement now would be entirely un necessary. We have, however, ex amined his license account and find the same correct. We respectfully ask that this, our report, be received and that the same, together with report of the treasurer, be published, and that we be discharged from further ser vice at this term of your Honorable bpdv. Jas. B. Williams, Chairman Finance Com. Jan. 0, 1880. , TREASURER'S #EPORT. Annual Statement from January 27th, 1879., to January 1st, 1880. J. T. Dalton, Treasurer, In Acc't with the Parish of Morehouse. 1879. Drt. Jan. 27—Tt> cash bal. as per statement rendered $ 1,452-01 Mar. 10—To amt rects to first quarter— 304 94 June 2—To amt rec'ts 2d qiiar. 2,509 (id fctept I- " 3d " 1,139 47 Jan. 3d—To amt rec'ts 4th qnar and month December.. 12,390 96 §17,797 96 1879. CR. J4ar 10—By amt war'ts handed finance committee 146 15 By amt disbursed as per vouchers 1,112 71 Jyne' 4 2—By anit war'ts handed > finance ''committee 1,558 87 By amt disbursed as per finance coiSmftSte. By amt disbursed as per vouchers 1880. Jau. 3—By amt war'ts handed finauce committee ^ By amt disbursed as per vouchers Cash bal. duo at date... 4,865 42 , vounebers 857 70 *992 27 592 06 4,665 50 3,007 28 1880. $17,797 96 Jau 3»-To cash balance due parish at dato. .$4,862 42 Respectfully submitted, * J. T. DALTON, Parish Treasurer. Bastrop, La. January 6th, lb80. Office Parish Treasurer, ? Bastrop, Louisiana, Jau. 6, 1880. ) To the Hon. the President and Members of the Police Jury of the parish o£ Moreliousei Gentlemen — I herewith hand you ststemeut of bills receivable for account of parish, which is as follows: Steele, lease Ouachita City Ferry duo April 10, 1880 $10 20 Easou & Huffman, lease Lake La fourche ferry, due Apr 10, '80.. 151 09 W. A. Higmau, lease Ward's ferry due April 10, 1881 10 00 W. A. Higmau,lease Ward's ferry due April 10, 1882 10 00 W. A. Higmau,lease Ward's ferry due April 10, 1883.— 10 00 W. A. Higman, lease Ward's ferry due April 10, 1884 10 00 Total.---- $201 20 Respectfully, J. T. Dalton , Parish Treas. Office Parish Treasurer, Bastrop, Louisiana, Jan. 6, 1880. To tbe Hon. Chairman of the Finance Committee, parish of Morehouse: Dear Sir—As per your request, I have this carefully examined the warrant buok, for registered and re-registered warrants, and find a balance outstand . old warrants, as follows: aJ t ! book lor regrtterea «jnn™ "»"•JE " re-registered " 6377 14 Making a total of outstanding old warrants $8163 39 Respectfully j J. T. DALTON, Parish Treasurer. "It is so hard to be a widow," cried a French lady, who had just lost her husband. "Wed nesday is my reception day, and generally I have a great many calls, but yesterday was com pelled to keep my room and weep all the time," "Ah," was the reply, "don't you say any thing against widowhood. I my self have just married a widow, and the clothes of her first hus band fit me like a glove." Heller & Turner sells light thim ble-skein wagons for $55. Ben Butler's House. He has three elegant man sions —one at Washington City, oue at Bay Vie.w, $nd' one at Lowell. His Washington home is a great granite block, imme diately adjoiuing the capitol grounds. î?rom the windows 0,78 oaursôe the wooded banks of yfle Potomac ; t<? 'IMft |>oiu they lose themselves below Alex andria and Mt. Yernon. East erly the'view takes in the Ana costa.and the green hills of Mary land. The Bay View honöa is a summer house on the Cape Anil coast of Massachusetts. It is a substantial granite house, of one story, with a mansard roof, such as are generally built by the wealthy people along the coast. Ben Butler's Lowell h< me is called Belvidere. The house is in a beautiful spot, on a grand hill crowned with oak and vines. It is in his home-life that Gen eral Bluter is seen at hi ? best. In conversation with bis friends, Butler is one of the most genial of men. II; was this hoflse that was mostly the home of Mrs Butler, now many years dead Mrs. Ames, the daughter, Blanche Butler, spends mnctr ot her time with her father. Ben Butler's father destined him for West Point. His mother wished him to enter the church He went to college. He helped to pay his college dues by work ing at chair making for thirty cents a day. He narrowly es caped explusion on account of a row with the faculty about relig ions mattish '•» Butler is a fine billiard player He is not an early rise». He .is a tremendous worker," and has the faculy of sleeping at any time and in any place, as the little ebrporai had. He man ages his immêase 'business by rigid adherence to system. He usually has two or three secre taries about him who write short hand.—[Chicago Tribune. An Editors Dream. Thö editor of the Stamford Advocate dreamed that he was dead, and in another world; He approached a city before him and knocked for admittance, but no one anSwered his summons* The gate remained closad against him. Then he cried aloud for an entrance, but the only response was scores of heads appearing above the wall on the other side of the gate. At sight of him the the heads set up a dis mal howl and one of them cried: "Why didn't you notice that big egg that I gave you?" At this horrid and most unexpected in terrogation, the poor local turned in the direction of the voice to learn its owner, when another voice shrieked: "Where's that piece you were going to write abotit my soda fountain?" and close upon this was the awful de mand: "Why did you write about old Tomlin8on's hens, and never speak of my new gate?" Whatever answer he was going to frame to this appeal was cut short by the astonishing query, ,'Why did you spell my name wrong ip the programme?" The miserable man turned to when '%e was rooted to the ground by these terrible de- . mands: " Why did you put ray marri ige among the deaths?" He was on the point of saying the foreman did it, t?hen a shrill voice madly cried. "You spoiled the sale of my horse by publish ing t£at" runaway." And an-" othe« "If I catch iau , àltfne I vOTTrok"'j&iftT whof you 'saïtf about me when I was before the police court." Another: "Why didn't you shpw up the school question when 1 told you to?" And tit® was followed by the voice of a female hysterically ex claiming, "This iâ the brute that botched my poetry and made me ridiculous!" Whereup on hundreds of voices screamed,. "Where is mr article? Grive më back my« article." And in the midst of £he horrid%iri the poor wrètch awoke perspiring at every pore and sergé ming for help,— N. Y. Tribune. i • ;"It Hasn't Been Decided Yet." '*I say 'tis Sd." ? ? I say 'tipn't.' î?hey walked into a hotel dowd street thus talking. "We've made a wager," said ohé of them to the proprietor of the hotel,^"and w.ö .can't settle it just now. Let qs have a couple of bottles of wide." "Certainly," said the boss,' make it three." "Willing to "wait until we de civie the "bet ain't' yon?'' "Oh, certainly: Anything yon want. Havp the house if j*ou want it." „»"Welt fix it up as äobn, as we can decide it." "Don't make your mini un easy about that, 'Im satisfied." The wine was produced and .squandered. "What is the,bet?" asked the' landlord after the wiçe had dis appeared^ } "Well, Jakê here, bet that when Trinity Church steeple fell it would fall in Broadway and I bet tbat it would tppple over into the graveyard and break sixteen or seventeen tombstones; As soon as we find out Who wins we'll come aronnd and pay for the wine." The other evening Mts. Nickle pinch read the following néwâ item: "A man in Dutch Flat* Cal., picked up a stone the other day to throw at a cow. The weight of it attracted his atten tion, and on examidatioa it was found to contain more than S1UU wortlf o! ^oid." "That's just tbe way," said Nicklepinch; "everything that some men tonoh turns to gold. If I had picked up that stone to throw at a cow it would have been nothing more nor less than a stone, and very likely it would hav<> hit her be hind thé ear and killed her a« dead as Julius Caesar. Then I woulä had to pay $75, or have been sent to jail. What's thd use of living, anyhow." A mother, noticing her littl^ daughter wiping her mouth with her dress-sleeve, asked her what her handkerchief was for. Said the little one, "It is to shake at the ladies in the street. That is what papa does with his."