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BASTROP, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, : : : JANUARY 28, 1880. A. C. McMEANS Editor. It. y HOtl KOK 1> K 1s, It. M^F^iSLIN •«•IlKOKDKIi & Mel'.VKLIN, PUBLISHERS. The'Seuaforial contest iu Mls Kissippi is still agitating the p«o I> I» - of »liù Stat«. S^uitor PrY (>r . of Alabama. L üs beeu admitted to the seat tuade vacaut by the death of Geo. Hoostou. Seuator Lamir, of Mississippi, who whs stricken with paralysis ten days ago, is said to be slowly but surely recovering. ____ ^ The Pi^sid^at of^ the U s States has nominated Philip Morgan, of La., to be Envoy Ex traordinary and Minister Pleni potentiary to Moxico. The District Attorney of Ca!d well has reversed the action of the Police Jury of that parish in refusing to have their proceed ings published and tin refusing to publish the jury list. The at torney's head is pretty level. The Sugar Planter says that "for brilliant qualities, legal lore, and high mental attainments, Judge Spoffard stands^jhead and shoulders above alt other com petitors for the U. S. Senator ship." Eight, Hyams. A little child of Mr. Robard, of Port Vincent, one day last week accidentally got hold o£ a vial of carbolic acid and began to drink it. It was fwith £diffi culty that the doctor saved the child's life^ While Gov. Wiltz and his family were atteo3ing the inau gural ceremonies "some of his admirers'effected an entrance to Ijis résideuce and ^©ft a life-size portrait of "the'Governor as a present to hiajamiable wife: The Philadelphia Times is one of tfee best, if net the best papers in the Union. The Weekly con* tains reading matter enough to employ a person a whole week. It is able, chaste, and eminently independent In Maine the Republicans bâve succeeded in-getting control of the State Jouse, and the Demo crats have.ljlike the granger who was refused admittance into the heavenly world, gone qff and efc tablished'a littlejhouse &of their own. Great is the mystery of— politics. ■ ' ■ * ► The Louisiana Legislature ap pears to have ncf disposition "to kill time" in nonsensical idleness, but is getting down to business in earnest. After the election .of a U. S. Senator and Judges for the Cdnrfc of Appeals is over, the Assembly will dispatch .business at the rate of "2:40. n In the ap pointment of committees we are pleased to notice that Senator f # , . Newton is a member of several The McAvoys, of Yicksburg, have played three nights, during this week, in this town, to good bouses. They have admirably sustained their, reputation as a laugh ter-provoking4foùpe. Mrs* McAvoy, in the impersonation of the multifarious characters she assumes, plays her 'parts with a genius that would compliment a "Star actress." To witness the performance of this troupe is to enjoy a roaring, side-splitting laugh. Would that we could have such jolly times oftener. Wiltz and McEnery were re spectively sworn in as Governor and Lieutenant Governor ot Louisiana at one o'clock on the* 14tb inst., at Odd Fellow's Hall. THE SEW GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE. We have read carefully Governor Wiîtz's first Message to Louisiana's ■ General Assembly. In it we find ! an expression of large views in a i manly, patriotic manner. He treats j every subject of vital importance to the public with trenchant, mas terly pen. His recommendations to the Legislature for their earl}' consideration are terse, pointed and emphatic. He dodges-nothing, but meets every issue before that body, or that may arise before that body, squarely in tlie face, and suggests firmly some means of legislation upon the subject benefi cial to the State. He insists on no waste of time in putting into oper ation the machinery of the new gov ernment of Louisiana, lie urges the speedy organization of the Ju diciary department of the State, and boldly proclaims his anxiety, •fipr a^Sudißiary Equally protective of the rights of the rich and the poor. He recommends an early move ment in the necessary preparation for the removal of the Capitol to Baton Rouge, and a judicious dis posal of the present State House in New Orleans which, he thinks, should be leased, exchanged, or sold for the benefit of the State. He suggests some wise legislation by which the infirm, sick and disa bled paupers of each parish may be cared for, and at the same time protect the honest earnings of the masses from the clutches of "heal thy vagabond mendicants." He considers the organization of the State Militia as of paramount im portance to the public good, and declares that no young man, who is not conversant with the duties of a soldier, should consider himself an educated citizen of the American Republic. Gov. Wiltz thinks some system of quarantine should be adopted whereby the city of New Orleans would not be imperilled, annually, with a visitation of epidemic mala dies ; and at the same time he re gards the habit of shutting her off from the outside world for three or four months as a relic of barba rous ignorance. He suggests, as the beet plan, that the city be kept scrupulously clean, and that her people avoid coming in contact w ith persons from infected vessels, out from infected ports. The city of New Orleans cannot afford to be walled in one-fourth of each year. Mr. Wiltz regards the right to votJ as the ".foundation wall of our institutions," and insists upon such legislation as may be most eondu sive to the maintenance of the pu rity of the ballot-box. "The exer cise of the right of suffrage must be kept free from all improper in fluences." A free and untrammeled expression of opinion at the polls must be impartially guaranteed to every voter in the State. We have not space to notice the Message further this week, but we tsliâll endeavor, from time to time, to point out and enumerate some of its most important features, thereby giving our readers, who may not see Mr. Wiltz' s document, some idea of the views * and opin ions of him whom they have chosen as their Chief Executive. Suffice it to say, at the present, that the Message, as a whole, is sound, dig nified and evidently statesmanlike. bar-room. The most fastidious iady can call and see no whisky." What of that? We have seen many a man in a beastly conai tion and saw no whiskey., That don't prove that R|eMeaos has none.—[Vienna Sentinel. Phew 1 that wit ! And yon "have . seen many a man in a beastly condition," have you ? „ßakes alive, what a sight! Who? When? Where? Which? What? All about it, Walker ! Give us your grabbling iron ! Take a smitei McMean» keeps good liquor. How do" yea like that: Ahem. The Democrat pokes lots of fun at the Times' Savings Bank, and intimates that the enterprise is a first class fraud. The Morehouse Clarion says that «•McMea^sJwe^uiicotaitt, ■M&rf) ' häS '^ "on^famïïy gro eery in town separate from a MOREHOUSE AND IMMIGRATION, This is one of tiie most highly favored parishes in ï\orth Louis-1 iana. Its fertility and natural ad vantages are known and recognized faraud near.. The fame of the magnificent cotton fields of Prairie MerRouge and the splendid planta tions of the Bartholomew is co-ex tensive with the name of Louisiana. Never did a traveler pass through this parish and forget the wonder ful fertility of Morehouse soil. Matay old citizens of Alabama, Georgia, and Miss, passed through this parish prior to the war, more for sport and recreation than any thing else. They returned to their homes and have never been here since ; but the impressions which the bountiful resources of the coun" try made upon their minds have never been erased. They wax en thusiastic when they speak of our i'psftsh. I^ence^wC do not third the assertion extravagant when we say Morehouse is the richest par ish, naturally, in North Louisiana. But it is equally as true that in many of our sister parishes the pe op le turn us foot in utilizing their lands and in acquiring wealth and prosperity. People, less favorably surrounded, are doing better, finan cially, thp'i we. No reason can be given for it except that they are more industrious than we. Their industry is systemized. What they do, they do well. Their labor is directed by brain force as well as by elbow power. No blind steps are taken. They make every edge cut. The planters of Morehouse do not act upon any principle of econ omy, neither in the expenditure of money nor labor. There are some exceptions, of course. But as a class, our farmers are digging a living from the earth by main strength and awkwardness. It is true our laborers are a race of peo ple who have no spirit of progress about them. They care nothing for the advantages of well-directed labor. Very few of them (we speak of the colored labor element) have, any desire to accumulate money. A mere subsistence satisfies improvident desires. And this fact brings us to another point which we desire to notice in a few words. The negro is not only improvi dent and therefore unenergetic, but he is dissatisfied with his condition and with his surroundings. This makes his citizenship worthless and unprofitable. Thousands of them are leaving their old homes and seeking a new country. We hear of many who intend to leave this parish. Now, the question for the land owner to solve is, what can I do with my farm ? We answer, tenant it with white labor. Let the planters and land owners of the parish organize an immigration bu reau, whose object shall be to so licit and aid emigrant white people to make Morehouse their home. As the dissatisfied, Kansas-fever stricken negro recedes, fill his place with an energetic, industrious, in telligent white man. Such a class of labor will develop the great re sources of our parish, unearth the prodigal wealth that lies hidden in her bosom, and thus place us on the sure road to prosperity. There are multitudes of white men who are anxious to cultivate our rich lands. All they want is an assurance that thev can obt ain tfae ae land s . After mocii reflection, we are not snre if the negro exodus, to the South, is not a blessing in disguise. Without a revolution in our labor system, we are sure that our parish will never take the position to which her fertile fields entitle her. We want a tide of white immigration to pour into Morehouse. They will be welcomed and the right hand of fellow-ship will be cordially ex tended them. The daily expenses of the House for clerks, sergeant-at artns, door-keepers and pages will foot up $66 50. This is $3 50 less than the amount al lowed by the new constitution. Parish scrip of 1878, issued by Grant parish, is worth seven ty-five cents on the dollar, theirj-. of STATE IVEWS. A negro shot and killed Mr. 0. P. Balph in ."Franklin parish one day last week. The farmers of Franklin parish iro in good financial circum sr;iije°s, Mr. John 1) Fisher in a can dilate for the M-yorality of Baton Rouge. The negroes of Fast Baton Ivouga have the Kinsaa fever in a very malignant form. The Madron Journal warns negroes to loo!; before they leap into the snowbanks of Kansas. <&i. D !Li la**- week a drunken father tried to cut his sod's throat. The father is iu jail et Ilay ville. Tlie Police Jury of Richland parish will build a fire proof office for the preservation of public papers and funds. A negro boy was caught in the machinery of Mr. Coke's gi-i near Delhi last week and killed in stantly. The extremely warm winter will do unsold injury to the cane crop of this State. So thinks the Sugar Planter A young lady living near N hw Orleans, accidentally shot and fatally wounded her sister last Sunday. Dr. August Capdeville, one of the most prominent physicians ol that city, died in New Orleans last Saturday. The mother-in-law of General Hoocfr, and his son, J. B. Hood, Jr., are visiting oil friends and relatives in Texas. The Vienna Sentinel wants the negroes that are dissatisfied "to get up aud get out" of the way of people who are a> xious to make Louisiana thert home. A negro mnn and his wife made last year in East Feliciaua par W© bet those negroes do not want any Kansas in their*n. Baton Rouge is rapidly im proving every day and is begin ning to assume the prosperous appearance she hod before the war, A thief stole the Bible and hymn book from the Episcopal Church in Columbia. The Her ald offers $200 for the rogue. Big reward. Steve Brown and John Royal of East Batou Rouge, got iuto a row, and Steve mortally wonnded John. Both were "exodusters." Steve now slops at the Sheriffs hotel. Capt. Jas. Ford has notified us by telegraph, from Vicksbnrg, that he will be here to-morrow with eighty good broke mules. Wait ! and aee tLem before pur chasing. New Advertisements. NOMCE. Is hereby given that no poods of any kind must bo sold on our account exerpt on authority of a written'order with either Of B. H. JONES'Jr. Bastrop, La., January 23d, !Hr'U. SUCCESSION SALE. . STATE OP LOUISIANA—Paristi Court Parish of Morehouse. In tho nat ter of the partnership of Sandidgc & Bro. By virtue of an order of sale , ironed from the parish court for saifi parish and to me directed as administrator and liquidator of the late partnership of Sandidge & Bro., I will, on THURSDAY, the 5th day cf February, 1880, offer for sale, at nnblic auction, at storehouse of Sandidge fe I -o c i Bayou Bartholomew, the property bel<jn ra r.;r to the late partnership of Sandiiige -Je I! wnich failed to sell ai the o.;.^ hi K «, consisting of cattle, oxen, wag mis, blacksmith tools, mules, iron saie, a;>d a remnant of goods, wares uu-1 ui<chan dise, etc. Terms of Sale- On 12 month - ere it, the purchaser to give wi:\ ;»p:- • -ti security, with a per eeut im», h* :rr>m day of sale, J AS ö. SAX Administrator am Liquidator. Per Newton & Hall, Attorneys. NOTICE. Land Office, New Orleans. La., I January 16, 1880. t Notice is hereby given that, the follow ing named settler# have tiled notice ot their intention to make final proof in support of t heir claims and secure final entry thereof at the expiration of thirty days from the da;« of this notice, viz : Emanuel Jones, of Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, who made homestead appli cation No. 277 f l north half of north west quarter of northwest quarter of section 22, township an, north of range 5 east, Monroe District, Louisiana, and names fhu following as his witnesses, viz.: Gns Jackson and Sylvester Jack son, of Bastrop, Morehouse parish, La. Also John Jackson, of the saine parish and Stat«, who made hounestead appli cation No. 354 for the sooth half of north West quarter of northwest quarter and southwest quarter of northwest quarter ol section 21, township 20, north of range 5 east, at Monree District, La., and names the following as his witnesses: Henry Jackson and Cato Hostlow, of Bastrop Morehouse parish, La. Also Luke Francis, of same parish and State, who made homestead application No. 0, for lofs 23, 5, (j, 7, and southeast quarter of southeast quarter of section three, township 20, north of range 5 east, at Monroe District, La., and names the following as his witnesses, via. William White and Wm Hunter, of Bas trop, Morehouse parish, La. WM. M. BUK WELL. jan23-5t Kegister. IT. S. MARSHAL'S SALE. Timothy B. Edgar vs. Miss. Valley Nav igation Company of the South aud West. No. 8585. Iu the United States Circuit Court for the fifth Circuit and District of Lou By virtue of a writ of fieri facias, to me directed in the above entitled suit, I will proceed to sell to the highest bid der on SA '■ URDAY, the Gth day of March, 1880 at 12 o'clock m , at the main ertrauee to the court house, in the town of Bastrop, parish of Morehouse, State of Louisiana, tiie following described property, viz: In township twenty-two, (22) north range seven (7) east in land District north of Red Ki ver. The north half ol southwest quarter, section (6) six, also in township twenty-two (22), north range six (15) east, in same district. Lot eight («) and tiie east hait of southeast quarter of section one ( 1). Also lots 2, 7, anil 8, ami the south-west quarter of the northeast quarter and the west half ot' the southeast quarter and the south west quarter of section twelve (lij Also the southeast quarter of section eleven (11.) Also the north half of the lmrtli west quarter, and the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section thir teen (13). Also the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter and the northeast quarter of the Southeast quarter, and the south half of the southeast quarter of section fourteen (14). Also lots 5 and 10 ai d tlie east half of the southeast quarter and the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section t wenty-ope, (21.) Also the southwest quarter and the west half of the southeast quarter of section twenty-two (2'4.) Also the west half of the southwest quarter aud tlie southwest quarter of the iiinrcUwest quarter of section tweuty-six (2li). Also the northwest qnaiter and the West half of the northeast quarter aud the south east quarter o£ tlie northeast quarter aud the north half of the southeast quar ter and the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter and the east half of the southwest quarter and the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of sec tion twenty seveu (27). Also lot one and 'tlie south half of the northwest quarter and the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter aud the north half of the northeast quarter and the southeast quarler of the southeast quarter of sec tion twenty-eight (28). Also the north east quarter of the northeast quarter of section thirty-three (33). Also the north west quarter of the northwest quarter of section thirty-four (34) in all 2421 (jy -10U acres. Seized in the above suit Terms—Cash on the spot. United States Marshal's Office, New Or leans 20th dav of January, 1680. J ack whakton, United States Marshal. a United States Marshal. SHERIFF'S SALE. STATE OF LOUISIANA—Fourteenth District Conrt, Parish of Morehouse. W. T. Hall vs. James Campbell et al. No. 5il4. By virtue of an order of seizure and sale, issued by the Hon. 14th District Court, iu and for the parish of More house, in the above entitled suit and to me directed as Sheriff of said parish and State, I have seized as directed in the writ, and will proceed to sell at the door of the court bouse, within the hours prescribed by law, at public auction, to the highest bidder, on SATURDAY, the 21st day of February, 1880. the following described pioperty, and described iu the writ as the north half of lots No. one hundred and seveu and one hundred and eight (107 and 108) in block No. fourteen (14) fronting seventy -five feet on Washington street bv three hundred feet «"■ cypress (street, oàa seveniy-nve feet on Viue Street, to gether with all the buildings and im provements situated thereon, -with all the rents and revenues for the year 1880, or due thereon r said property being sit uated in the town of Bastrop, parish of Morehouse. Terms of sale—Cash, with the benefit of appraisement. WM. P. DOUGLASS, janl6-6t Sheriff. IMPROVK, STRENGTHEN and PR c.SERVE the EYES — «y USING— Wendell's Perfect Fitting SPECTACLES & EYE-GLASSES. —FOR SALE BY— UP. S. ROLLE1GH, JEWELER and OPTICAN, bastrop, louisiana. Spectacles and to suit any eye. Gold rings, breast-pinâ, ahirt-studds, brace lets, cuff buttons, watch-guards, and everything to be found in a flrst-class jswelry shop, inctuding the celebrated Calendar Clock , price only $15. Spe cial attention paid to repairing. All work guaranteed. Country orders promptly attended t<^ Weddifltr rings made to older. • janj • P. S. ROLLEIGH. SHERIFF 'S SALE STATE OF LOUISIANA - Fonrtonth District Conrt—Parish of Morel,,,,?! W T Hall vs. J. M. Levy aim II Levy .No. 5515. By virtue of an order of seizure w sale issued by the Hon. Fourteenth Dil - trict Court in and for the parish Moral house, iState of Louisiana, I have seized and will proceed to sell, at the door of the court house, within the hours ore scribed by law, at public auction, to ihê highest bidder, oil SATURDAY, the 21st day of February 1880, the property pointed out in the writ' lo be seized, described as follow» t. e . longing to J. M. Levy: His reside,,^ . sitnated on Washington street, :»«d com mencing in the centre line ot" said street at an iron, pin thirty feet east of the middle of the east boundary of lot Ä). one hundred aud ninety -two, in block thirty-two iu said town, whence an»um brella china bears south' 33£ degrees, west 23 5-lU feet, thence south â degrees west, 386 1-10 feet to a point* 3 "J-10 feet east of west boundary of Vine street, thence north i degrees west seventy-five feet to a pin set, whence a red oak 10 in. marked X bears n§rth ten degrees west, 40 2-10 feet, thence south 89 3-4 degrees west 26.") 4-100 feet, to a pin set on section line between sec tions twenty-five and twenty s : x, town ship twenty-one, north range live east, thence north along said section line 1:10 1-10 feet to set pin whence a p4i*o 10 inches marked X bears north 8(J de grees east 52 2-10 feet thauce west 675 2-10 feet, to a pin set, on Washington street, whence a hackberry 12 indies marked X bears north 50 3-4 degrees west 22 7-1U0 feet, thence south 6, 1-2 degrees west to the place of bcrinnin« containing 2 53-100 acres of land more Of less. Also twenty-two 50-100 feet oft the west side of lot, fojty-fi ve and all of lot forty-six in block number 6, in said town together with all the buildings aud im provements thereon situated: aud espe cially the following described land be longing to Mathew Levy, to-wit: First, his storehouse and lot described as com mencing at a point on Madison street on the Southern boundary of 1 block six in said town, one hundred and thirteen and 50 hundredths feet west of southeast corner of said lot, running thence west sixty-four feet, thence north one hun dred and fifty feet, thence east thirty two feet, thence South -seventy-one feet thence east 32 feet, thence south 79 feet to the place of beginning. Second, his residence, described as the noi'tli fifty feet of lots 105 and 106 in' block 13 in said town, said lots having a front ot fifty feet on Washington street by a depth of three hundred feet back or east between paralel lines, all of said lots of land, together with all the rights, titles privileges* and improvements thereto belonging. Terms of sale..Cash without ap praisement. WM. P. DOUGLASS; Sheriff. Jan. 16, '80. SHERIFF'S SALE. STATE OF LOUISIANA—Fourteenth District Court, Parish of Mo:ehotts% Todd & Brigham vs. Heirs oft^sau M. Chapman et. al. By virtue of a writ of seizure and sale, issued by |he,Hon 14th i. t. Court, in and for the parish of Morehouse, in the above entitled suit and to ine direct ed as Sheriff of said parish and Stale, 1 have seized, as directed iu the writ, aud will offer for sale, at the door of the court house, within the hours prescribed by law. at public auction, to the highest bidder on SATURDAY, the 7th day of February. 1880, the following described property: to-wit: The "lidivided seven-eighths interest, in the east, fractional half of fractional section thirty -three and <tl of section thirty-four, township twenty north of range seven east, containing 408 acres of land, more or less, with all the buildings and improvements thereon situated, said land situated in the parish of Morehouse, State of Louisiana Terms of sale—Cash, with the benefit of appiaiMement WM. P. DOUGLASS, Sheriff. Jan. 2,1880 Lehman Bros., New York. Lehman, Dnrr <fe Co., Montgomery, Ala. Lehman, Abraham & Co, COTTON FACTORS —AND Commission Merchants, Cor. Gravier & Baronne Sts., £. Lehman, ) M. Lehman, > NEW ORLEANS, La. H. Abraham ) W. A. PEALE, COTTON FACTOR ——AND— Commission Merchant Nu. 02 Un lau St., NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. John Chaffe & Sons, Cotton Factors, AND GENERAL Commission Merchants, NO. 52 UNION STREET, NEW ORLEANS. NOTICE. Is hereby given that no goods of any description must be sold on my account except on authority of a written order, with my signature attached thereto. Persons who hold accounts against me are also notified to present sane for payment at once. J- D. HOWELL. FOR SALE. , A very comfortable residence, en lin» of the corporation, brick well, garden spot, servant's house, «table, corn crib, etc., attached. Apply to jaul6-lm B. V. MCDONALD.