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IN A QUANDARY.
Several years ago the pastures of Queenland were so thickly in fested with weeds that the sheep beg -in to perish from starvation; These weeds w,ere. of a variety which is held in high estimation hy the ordinary English rabbity iiml a cargo cf rabbits was in rodnced. The rabbits \ ate tüe wtj.nls but unfortuaately, they <iid not stop here, but kept on multiplying and devouring every living thing, and swarmed into the streets and houses to that extent that .Jife became almost unendurable to* ,4he unhappy Australian. ItJ 'was plainly evi dent that unless somethiüg was speedily done to suppress the rabbits, Queensland would be come a wilderness howling with tbose hung4y beasts. The % rab bits have exterminated the weeds but a new kind of animal was needed to exterminate the rab bits. A ship-load of weasels was accordingly imported, at present they are reveling in rab bits, The rabbits fairly melt away before them, and the weasels, with delight beaming from their happy faces, pursue them to their hiding-places and massacre thousands. The only question that bothers the Queen landers is what they will do with the weasels when they have de voured the rabbits, and the only solution to the problem is that the next crop must be wild cats, as Ihey ore the only aûimal that can take 6are of the weasels. "THE SONGLESS BIRD. The sparrow comes fro"i a good family, having a host of representatives in Europe, and a full fist in North America; but, strange to say, it ià the only scion of this large division of the bird tribe, from which the gift of song sêëms fo have been entirely withheld Everybody who has trolled in the country during 'ay and June has listened to the swôefc earolfe of our chirping and song-sparrows, but no one > ever fceard the sparrow in ques tion utter a single sound that possessed the faintest melody— nothiné but that incesssnt com -plainirig chirp and distressful -chatter from one end of the year to the other—no intermissio'n, no rest. If it could sing like the cat bird, or even Übe clumsy robin, for instance, the opposition to it which' &xfstfe would, it is as safe to say, neler have been aroused, because in all fairness, waving the^rtèstion d! Song, the spar row ca,nnot be any better or worse than the rest of its kind, TVhich are all plump, sober, dull pjumaggd birds. When Hermann, the magician, visited Constaotinople, he in duced the Grand Yizier to throw his watch overboard in the Bos phorus, and then he took a rod and, line, caught a fine fish and took the wptch from his maw. But when ft Brooklyn man, de siring to perform the same trick, asked ,an acquaintance |o shy his watch into the dock, the man re plied: "D'ye take me for a durn lool?" and walked off. "Oh, doctor," said an anxious mother to the family quarantine, "what can yoo do for my boy? He sits around the house, and wants broiled chicken all the time," "There is nothing very serious the matter, madam. The boy has a fowl stomach, that i« all. Give him a few eggs for a change."—[N: O. Picayune. A colored citizen of Georgia fears he will have to exode to Kansas. He remarks—"Nebber seed sich times since I been born. Work all day and steal all night, and blessed if I can hardly make alivin"" AN EDITOR'S VALEDICTORY. The editor of a New York S tate Journal, on retiring from the profession net long since, embraced the occasion to give utterance to some seutimers which are applicable the world over among newspaper readers. "Having for nearly seven years been a weekly visitor^ at your homes, kindly sharing the hos pitality, and, W0 hope, contribut ing somewhat to ""the comfort of the same, it only lemains to shake hands all arouod, take an affectionate and heart-breaking farewell, and come no more, probably, forever. '"Good-bye ! It has been spoken over the dead lying in their coi fins. It has been spoken when an ocean wai to roll in between parting hearts; but it never is spoken with such pathos and unction as when a country edi tor, with the memory of his hard grubbings and his scant com forts pressing- npon himj hands his^valedictory over to the com positor, put8 the stub end of his worn-out pencil into his breeches pocket, and shuffles his rhe: matic legs down stairs to go no more back forever. "We part upon the square." We proclaim*geneial amnesty ail around. We retire forgiving our enemies, and shall hauut those who obstinately refuse to forgive us. We are bound to ba for given. "Farmers, good-bye ! You are the dorsal column of the country editor's subscription list. It could not stand erect without your help. May the time soon come when no mortgage, like a great morass in the centre of a pleasant meadow, shall obstruct your prosperity: Have you ever givea ns wood of scrimp pattern and highly perforated cordage? The act is forgiven. Have you ever given us butter of most un hallowed flavor ? We hope, af ter a little, to forgive even this, "There is a particular class of patrous whom every departing country editor remembers with special gratitude. It is the sub stantial, thoroughly steadfast, patrons—the men who are neyer blown out of favor with him by the light gusts of ill wind. They are the men who cash their bills with thorough professional honor and promptness. We remember all. such men in Groton with downright and uncompromising gratitude. We count their names with thankfulness. They are lika the brick walls which holds this office above the street be low. "Support the new management. A country newspaper needs friends, and cannot afford to have enemies. Don't get mad if something fails to suit, and stop your patronage. Don't prattle all over the villiage about the shortcomings of the editor—co operate with and encourege him. Help him to get news, and see that be has his share of your money to do buisiness with. Don't loaf around his office and steal his time. Don't give him too much good advice. He knows more about his business, probably, than you doi Help, but don't hinder. Again, good bye." "Constant dropping will wear the hardest rock." A chap who had forgotten this was consider ably astonished the other day while walking up street to feel a pound weight strike him on the heel. He had loaded his coat tail pocket with it to keep the blustering fall winds from show ing a patch concealed beneath, and it had finally worn through. He will carry sand hereafter. [Wheeling Leader SUCCESSION SALE. STATE OF LOUISIANA-Parish Court, Pariah of Morehouse. Succession ol Geo. M. Sandidge, Deceased. By virtue of au order of sale issued from the Hon. Parish Court of More house, and to me directed as administra tor of the succession of Geo. M Sandidge, deceased, 1 will on SATURDAY, tbe 24th day of January 1880, at the last plac^ of residence of the deceased, on Bayou Bartholomew, in said parish, between the hours prescribed bv law, offer for sale tbe personal pro perty belonging to said succession, con sisting of household and kitchen furni ture, as shown by the inventory. Also all the lands belonging to said succes sion. consisting ot a tract ot land ac «uiired by entry from-the State of Louis iana, as shown by patent No. 1930, issued December 28th, 1«74, containing 175 30-1! 0 acres, more or less, a pnrtiular description of which will bo seen by ref erence to the inventory. Also an nil divided half interest in ali the lands owned by Geo. M and James ft. San didge jointly in said parish, consisting of a*tract of land purchased by G M Sandidge from Miss C. L. Gritting on the 23d December, 1869, of which lauds said G. M. Sandidge transferred to G. Sandidge an undivided half iuteiest February 2öth,.lWl, composing a wr t .K >n of the upper and a portion ot the lower part of the Collier place. Also the "Iloliy place," purchased by Geo. M. Sandidge at Sheriffs sale on the 2d of January, 1869, an undivided half 'inter est of which was by him transferred to James G. Sandidge on the 28th of Feb ruary, 1871, said place containing 265 acres of land, more or less Also the Eugene Polk place, which was purchased by George M. Sandidge of Win. 3. Par ham on the 9th day of December, 1803 of which he transferred to Jaines G. San didge an undivided half interest on the 28th day of February, 1871, Also the "Randall place." purchased by G. M and J. G. Sandidge from Wyatt Bran non on the 1st day of March, 1874, con taining 300 30-1U0 acres, more or less Also the "Horace Polk" place, contain ing 1085 acres. Also all that part of the Tom Polk place that was set aside to J. M.andJ. G. Sandidge in a partition of said place between G. M. and James G. Sandidge, aud the .widow and heirs ot Tlios J. Polk on the 7th day of April 1875, containing 480 acres, more or less Also the Isaac Ross place, containing 496 06-100 acres, all of sai'l land lying on Bayou Bartholomew, in said parish, a particular description of all of said lands being given in the inventory of said succession, which will be seen by reference thereto. Also at the same time aud place I will offer for sale the undivided -half interest* in said lands belonging to me individ ually. JAS. G. SANDIDGE, Adm'r. Per Newton &. Hall, Attorneys. SUCCESSION SALE. STATE OF LOUISIANA—Parish Court Parish of Morehouse. Succession of Frank Jefferson. By virtue of an order issued by the Hou. Parish Court in and for the parish of Morehouse directing tbe sale of the land belonging to the succession ot Frank Jefferson, deceased, I will offer for sala at the door of the court house, in the town of Bast rep, Morehouse par ish, Within the hours prescribed by law at public auction, to the highest bidder on SATURDAY, the 24th day of January 1380, the following described lands be longing to said succession of Frank Jefferson, Deceased, as shown by the inventory, to wit. Lot No. 4, and east half of northeast quarter of section 8, township 20, north of range 7 east, containing 120 acres with all the buildings and improvements thereon, situated in the parish of More house. * Terms of sale—Cash at not less than the inventoried appraisement. WM. P. DOUGLASS, decl9-6t Sheriff. notice. STATE OF LOUISIANA—Parish Court Parish of Morehouse. Succession 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 öfter for lease for the year 1880, at pub lic auction, to the highest bidder, at the door of the Court House, said parish, on SATURDAY, the 24th day of January, 1880, between the hours prescribed by law, the plantation belonging to said succession, situated on the Bonr 0 Idee, containing about 130 acres of tillable land. The lessee to give his note with approved security, payable on Dec. 1st, 1880, and drawing 8 per cent, interest from maturity; also to build two cabins and repair fencing. FANNIE J. RICHMOND, Administratrix. Daniel Neuwirth, t. , • .. Bastrop, Louisiana, • BAKER AND CONFECTIONER and kealer in Family & Fancy Groceries, Consisting in part of Bacon, Lard, Sugar, Coffee, Flour, Teas, Rice, Cheese, Butter, Oranges, Apples, Raisins, Preserves, J ellies, Spices Sauces, Almonds, Pecans, Butter Nuts, Walnuts, Oysters, Lobsters. Salmon^ Sardines, Canned Fruits, Stick and Fancy Candy, Fresh bread and cakes always on .hand. Call and see me. I shall en deavor to make my prices suit the times nov22 DAN'L NEUWIRTH. 'STRAYED OR STOLEN. From the subscriber on the night of the 18th December last, from Oak Ridge, one ligrht bay mare mule about 15 hands high, branded on shoulder with letter D. Had on a Texas saddle and bridle. 1 will give a liberal reward for same. S. BOOZMAN. B. Silbernagel, Sr. J. of ot And General Merchandise, Bastrop, Louisiana: We have now in store the largest and mo?t complete assortaient of general mer chandise ever brought to this market. Gentlemens' and Boys' Wear, Ladies and Children's Dress Goods, Sheetings, Domestics, t Kerseys, Flannels, Drillings, Blankets, Tickings, Jeans, Boo:s, Shoes, Hats, Hardware, Wood and Willow Ware, Etc. Returning thanks for the past liberal pateonage received from the people of Morehouse, we hope to merit aud solicit a continuance of the same. -DEALER IN— James T. Dalton, -Dealer in— CHOICE FAMILY GROCEEIES, And Plantation Supplies, Bastrop, Louisiana Keeps constantly on hand a large slock of goods consisting in part of Sugar Cured Hams, Breakfast Bacon, Shoulders, Pork, S«gar, Molasses, Flour, Coffee, Candles, Sauces, Canned Goods, Whiskies, W nes, Spices, Soaps, Pickles, Candies, Dried Fruits, Tobacco, Cigars. THE SIUSTGŒIR, Sewing: Machine Acknowledged to be the THE BEST NOW SOLD. Beware of worthless inii tation machines. ivcm* H. 3". JONES, is selling this celebrated ^machine in Morehouse parish, with headquarters at Bastrop. PersonB desiring the genuin« machine should call on him. Machines sold on the installment plan. DRESSMAKING ! Miss CARRIE WHITEand Mrs. M. A. WINFREY, Having formed a co-partnership arenww prepared to Cut, Fit, and make dresses in the best style and on shortest notice. Aie also prepared to do Stamping, and have a fine assortment of fancy goods— all at cheapest possible rates. JOHN HANNAH, HOUSE & SIGN PAINTER, —AND— PAPER HANGER. BASTROP, LOUISIANA. * ' r^Stock taken in 'palrfc jrâymêiît tor work. WANTED TO KNOW ! ARE THE BRICK WELLS, Made by A. Curtis What they are Represented to ik? 1 We, the undersigned, who have hatt wells made by Mr. Curtis are satisfied they are the best wells now in use, if bricked with good brick and mortar. They are everlasting wells, cutting off all seap water, and if wo wanted a per manent well would prefer this to any other, and consider they would be cheaper than recurbing an old well. We have been using said wells from one to six years aud are perfectly satisfied with them. G B M arable, M, t>. J Harvey Brigham J L Pratt Isaac T Naff i James Bussey D M Evans J Win Brown Gil-;s M Croxton Wm Lnwhead John R Brodnax A Friedhnm WT Hull J LeePettit II fl Naff Ben.j Silbernagel Sr J S Handy EKWRoss .Teseph Levy B V McDonald J T Dalton Henry Schneider T [H Sparks J Henry Gray M D B C Hall H H Sanders Wm P Douglass W E MeMeaus Mat Levy W R Mct'reight M J H Jones A L Anderson J G Flew ei le a I could get twice as many names within two miles'of town. A. CuRTIS To those that wish to go into the bus iness, the plain facts are : I am Gti years old and can-dig and brick 30 feet iii sand in 10 hours with the assistance of two common laboiers. This is a well three feet in diameter, requiring 30 brick to the foot. The price I aik is $2 per foot which no one, knowing the cost of dig ging, etc., and the disposition to be made of the profits, can say is too much. I patented the well for charity's sake and will put tliem down en tbe follow ing terms : 1st. Ton per cent, of the profits shall be deposited with the au thorities of the town, city or parish in which they are made, said fund to be ap (l'opriated to the benefit of the poor and jelpless. 2d. The balance, 90 per cent, to be deposited in any safe bank subject to my order or my agents order. The reason that so small a portion of the profits are left where they are put down is that there is not more than one tenth of the United States that they can be put down in. It is a plenty aud will clothe the naked and feed the starv ing wherever they can be used. Not one cent shall be appropriated for education. While I don't wish to sell territory I can (rive employment tothousauds for a roy alty. A. CURTIS. alty. A. CURTIS. The Hamburg High School After arecess for the holidays, our ex ercises will be resumed on MONDAY, JANUARY 5th, 1880, and continue six and a half mouths, or 20 weeks. This school is now in the best possible condition; discipline strict; instruction thorough ; and payments prompt. All persons with average children and ready money are invited to send; AND NO OTHERS. One hundxed aud thirty two dollars will pay all school expense, except books and Music, for the entire sixjand a half months in the house of the undersigned. No reasonable man can complain of the charges if he will examine the work done. D. C.B. CONNERLY. chas. winkler ...wm. oitle. VWINKLISR& OHLE, Blacksmith and Farrier Shop. BASTROP, LOUISIANA. The undersigned would respectfully infoijm.tho public that tney have opened a shop at the Closson Old Stand and will do all work in then? Hnè, such &s repairing wagons, buggiei, plows, etc. Repaiirihg machinery made a speciality. We ara» also prepared to do all work in the lock and gunsmith lino. Satisfaction guaranteed. ^njKLER & OHLE. MA FIRST-CLASS SEWING CHINE FOR $30. The undersigned will be in Bastrop from 10th to. SJOth of January and will be prepared to sell the STEWART SIN GER SEWING MACHINÉ— drop leaf and two drawers—for tbe low price of $30. This machine is first class in erery particular. Be sure to examine the "STEWART" before purchasing. Every machine guaranteed. decl9-4t CHAS. HOUSTON. COME AND SEE, Mr. A. CURTIS is offering his best brick for TEN DOLLARS PER THOU; SAND. Now is the best time to repair your side-walks and under-pin your houses. Call and examine the brick. A. CURTIS. Watches 13 to $7. R cto I tj H : - 12.50. Orer 100 latest Novelties. àfttmtUf So.8*|>ptyC».S*Avlll«.Teafi. ! if off be to the Igmt&atise ©Jan«,, A Weekly Newspaper Published BASTROP, LOUISIANA, Offers Superior Induce monts iis D an Adverting Medium, We are Prepai d to turn out as good J Oit I VtPRK AS ANY COOK TRY OFFICIi In the Statt terms of su»t-ckiptio.* One year, in advance 2 00 Six months 1 , ! 0 Three months 7 Reasonable Discount to Those vvh Advel tise by the 1fenr. IT IS INTENDED TO MAKE Tlie 01îi.i*ioîi A PAPER FOICTilK 1'KOILL. IP. ROLLEIGH, hastrol', T.i tl'TSîAXA. GOLD AND SILVER M •<* m.. WATCHES 41! styles of Spectacles and to suit any eye. Gold rings, breast -pins, shirt-studds, bracc eta, cuff-buttons, watch-guards, and everything to be found iu a tlrst-chiss jewelry shop, inctnding the celebrated C alendar C i.ock , price ouly#l">. Spe cial attention paid to repairing. All work guaranteed. Country orders promptly attended to. Wedding rings made to older. jany P. S. ROLLEIGH. jany P. S. j d. hammonds john m. gaddis j. finckney smith. Hainmoiuls, Gaddis & Co., COTTON FACTORS, —and— General Commission Merchants, 65 and 67 Carondelet Street, ukw oui.eavs. Will make liberal advances and sell on consignment, cotton, sugar, molasses, rice, tobacco, wool, grain, live stock and country produce of all kinds. Having favorable connections hero and in the West for the purchase of supplies, all ordors will receive strict attention, and the interest of patrons will be closely guarded in- price, packing and freight ontracL aiJg^-y S. T. W. Meeker GENERAL AGES 01 For portable and stationary engines of different styles, saw and grist rains, cotton gins, wagons, buggies, cane ana sorghum mills, evaporators, aud improv ed agricultural implements. Persons de sirous of purchasing would do well, ana receive advantages by buying througn this agency. Address, S. T. W. MEEK, Hamburg, Ark., by letter, who will promptiy respond in person. Reters to Messrs. John Busse > A. L Bussey, W. A. Harricgtou, Col. J Wm. Brown and Hon. Jas. Bussey Grapes ! Grapes ! jiLL, J\1KIKTIES. Price—25 Cents Apiece. Apply to JOHS L PRATT.