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i®vy/ DEVOTED TO POLITICS, AGRICULTURE, HOME INTERESTS, AND THE MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT OF T HE COUN TRY. VOL. VI. BASTROP, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6, 1880 NO 11. IpwhÄ Clarion. "PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. TKKM8 OF SUB8CKIPTIONS. One year, ia advance *2 00 Six months^ ( 1 75 Three months " ADVERTISING RATES. Space. I 1 mo I 3 mos I 6 mos | 1 year. 1 square. 2 squares. 4 gqnares. 4 column } column. 1 column. (3 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 00 70 00 125 00 Transient advertisements will be m eertedatthe rate of 1 50 per square of ten lines for tlie first insertion, and 7o cents for each subsequent insertion PROFESSIONAL CARDS. 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. iß. €. MORG&JY, attorney at law, MONROE, La. Will ^practice in Stato and l>rleral Courts. aprllll-y SJSMSOJT L,Err, attorney at law, Bastrop, Louisiana. Office—South-east corner of Public Square. Will practice in the courts of the Mth Judicial District composed of the parishes of Morehouse, Ouachita and fiichlaud, and in the Supreme Court at Monroe. julyl9-y JAS. BUSSKY H.H. NAFF EmAtit-y £ç JTaff\ ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will prucüöe in the courts ol the 14 -th Judicial District, composed of the parishes •uf Morvhonse, Ouachita and Kicblaiid, and a th* Supreme Court at Monroe; also iu tiin Federal Courts. Office— East side of public square; C. NEWTON WM.T. MALI, ,9*csvi<on $( Malf, a t torneys a t la iv, Bastrop, Louisiana. Wiii practice in the courts of the 14th Judicial District, composed of the par ish#* of Morehouse, Ouachita and Rickfand; and also in the parishes of Uni'»«, Franklin, Carroll, Catahoula *nd Jackson, and iu tiij Supreme Court "vt Monroe, Louisiana. s* st. f. c. fciur, BASTROP, LA. Offers his professional sei vices to the .eople of Bastrop and vicinity. Can be found at his residence, or at the drug store of Dr. A. L. Bu»sey, when not profes onally engaged. feb9-y Geo. B. Jtiarable, Jft. Ö 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 ot town at night, and at the Drug Store of Dr. A. L. Bussey during the day feb9-y LIMBER ! LUMBER ! ! Having leased, for a term of years, the saw mill of Mr. J. D. Howell, we are now Soliciting Orders for Lumber. All of the machinery is of the best qual ity, in the hestLtepttir T und 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. COTTONSEED! A fe w bushels of pure African Cotton Seed for sale. Apply to the Publishers 0 fhe Clarion. Price $1 per bnshel. ~~ FOR SALE. The two-story frame building on the toeast corner of the public square. j 0r particulars apply to decl 2 E. K. W. ROSS. Land Office, New Orleans, La., ! January 16, 1880. j Notice is hereby given tliiit the follow in^ named settlers have filed notice of their intention to make final proof in support of their claims and secure final entry thereof at the expiration of thirty (lav s'from the date of this notice, viz : Emanue! Jones, of Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, who made homestead appli cation No. 277 for north haif of north west quarter of northwest quartei of section 22, township 20, north of raugp 5 east, • Monroe District, Louisiana, ana names the following as his witnesses, viz.: Gus Jackson and Sylvester Jack son, of Bastrop, Morehouse parish, La. Also John Jackson, of the same parish and State, who made homestead appli cation No. 354 for the south half of north west quarter of northwest quarter and southwest quarter of northwest quarter of section 22, township 20, north ot 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. 9, for lots 23, 5, 6, 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, viz; William White and Wm Hunter, of Bas trop, Morehouse parish, La. WM. M. BURWELL, jan23-5t Register. LUMBER ! LUMBEK! bills FILLED ON SHOT NOTICE AT PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES ! Cypress a Speciality, AND AS CHEAP AS PINE. Mill sis milc.s West of Bastrop. Free Ferry at Magnolia place. W. K. HENDERSON. 1, W, &ÄWURS, [SUCCESSOR TO RAWLISs & MCRRKLL,] COTTON FACTOR AND Commission Merchant No. 45 Union St., NEW ORLEANS. S p. BUATT, OKAL SURGEON, Offers to the public his professional cxperieuce of thirty years in the above speciality for the treatment of all dis eases peculiar to the mouth 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 Bnatt's celebrated improved gold plate, $350 for full sets, recommended as healthy, and tg 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. DR. M. J. MASisENGILL, dental surgeon, respectfully offers his professional services to the people of Bastrop and surrounding country. All work warranted. Office—first door south of F. Vanghan's lawoffice, and lately oc cupied by Dr. McCreight, The Morehouse Nursery, One Mile Above Point Piçasant, On Bayou Bartholomew. The undesigned is now raady to re ceive orders for fruit trees for next fal delivery. All trees guaranteed. mar!4-y JNO.MULP^OLLAND. W iii. H. Oraham BASTROP, LOUISIANA, Brickmaker and Layer. Is prepared to do all work éptrusted to him quickly and in a workmanlike manner. Tombs, cisterns, chimneys and other work solicited. Orders, left, at H D. Vanghan's will b« promptly attended to. aug22-6m r. jit, STATE AND PARISH TAX COLLECTOR, Office at A. L. Bussey's Drug Store, BASTROP, LA. 1 A Sentinel reporter was this morning shown an interesting relic, it being nothing less than the pistol which fired the fatal shot that lost to the United States a President! The pistol was once the property ol J. Wikes Booth, and is the same one which he used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the night of April M, 1865, at Ford's Theater, "Wash ington. It is now in possession of Charles E. Wing, the advance agent of "Stevens' Unknown Combination," and was presen ted to him by J. T. Ford, the great theatrical manager, on the eye of his (Wing's) departure for Europe in May, 1875. It came into his possession in this wise: Booth had in his pos session at the time of the mur der two pistols,. exact counter parts, one of which was dropped in Lincoln's box at the time of the shooting, and was there found, haying never been used. The pistol whioh fired the shot Booth kept in his hand until he jamped from the box down to the stage, where he dropped it also. This pistol was aftarward found by one of the stage hands, and in the excitement was thrown into a water butt standing on the stage. Some time afterward, when Mr. Ford moved his prop erty" from the theater, the pistol was found and given to Mr. Ford who always preserved it as a me mento of that great targedy un til, as above Btated, being an in timate friend of Chas. E. Wing, and that gentleman being about to leave the country, he presen ted it to him. The other pitsol, the mate to this one, which was found in the box, is now on exibition at the National Medical Museum at Washington, which now occupies the same building chat was used as a theater where Lincoln was killed. The pistol is an old-fashionel English Deringer, the whole length of which is not over four inches. It is a muzzle-loader, and the barrel is not over an inch and a half in length, and has seven deep rifles. It is highly finished, the mounting being gen uine silver and the lock and stock finely engraved. In truth a most innocent looking weapon, but as is well known a most powerful instrument. Mr. Wing has been offered $100 for. it, but says he would not part with it undei any consideration. Mr. Wing also related another curious coincidence connected with the assassination of Lincoln. Manager Ford had for a long time been tryiDg to induce Ed win Booth, the eminent targe dian, and a brother to J. Wikes Booth, to play in the "Southern Circuit.'" The actor finally con sented, and was billed to play bis opening engagement at what is known as the Graud Opera-house in Baltimore. Mr. Ford wishing to sea that everything was in readiness for his reception, re paired to Booth's dressing-room in the aiternoon befors his first appearance. While looking around he though 1 of the dressing-iuom hau a sort of a look of familiarity about it, and upon inspection found it to be the door to tho private box used by President Lincoln on that fatal night. He recognised it by the hole which had been cot in the door during the afternoon previous to the assassination which was calcalated to give tho asssassin a view of the interior, ot the box and located the occu pants before entering it. This door had been sold with a quan tity of ether material when the old Ford's National Theater was remodeled. Mr. Ford lost no time in having the door removed and another one substituted, as he well knew the sensitive nature of the targedian, and knew if he discovered the door he would at once have thrown up his engage ment and refused to play in that house.— [Fort Wayne Sentinel. THE ORIGIN OF "DIXIE." A Baltimore paper furnishes the following item concerning the origin of the word "Dixie:" "Some vears ago, long before the war, a very musical family by the name of Dixie lived in Worcester, Mass. One of the brothers, Walstou Dixie, we be lieved, decided to apply his tal ents in the negro minstrelsy line, and soon the famous Dixie min strel were known from one end of the country to the other. This same founder of the troupe wrote (.he celebrated song "Dixie's Land," which attained such pop ularity. It was verily the land for him, as he i'ound in the South ern States gems of the negro songs which he brushed up and placed iu his programme. The South adopted the song, and hence allowed .this gifted min strel of Massachusetts to give that section of the country a new name, which will always stick, Many songs were adopted and sectionized in this way, Our own "Yankee Doodle" was writ ten by an Englishman as a satire, but our ancestor picked it up and gave it a home:". Kornau Soldiers As Builders. It was a principle at Rome that the soldier should never, in any case remain unoccupied; and in employing him in works of construction he was preserved from dangerous idleness. Fre quently the Roman troops wore thus employed in works which were almost superfluous, W T hen Vitellius caused to be eracted by his soldiers the amphitheatres in the cities of Bologna and Cre mona, he thought less, so Tacitus tells us, of endowing the two towns with usefulornaments than of diverting for a moment the turbulent spirit of the legions. From a like reason we see the Ptoman soldiers building am phitheatres in Africa, defensive walls in Brittany (doubtless, also the Roman Wall which divided Scotland and England—"Ha drian's Wall"—were built under the same conditions); in Egypt, tombs, bridges, temples, porticos and basilicas. In Italy they made the great roads; almost everywhere the mention of their work is accompanied by the cu rious observation that "the mon uments were undertaken to oc cupy the leisure of the soldiers." It was not alone the ' soldiers who were transformed into builders; such was the simplicity of the processes employed that they could bo applied even by the prisoners \vhom the Romans kept at their discretion, as also by the convicts, who sprang from the lowest ranks. Condemna tion to the public work was in deed among penalties of e the law, and 0U9 of its chief duties con sisted in quarrying the building material. All patriots of both parties must be rejoiced that the end of the Maine trouble has been reached without bloodshed. Thoughtless partisans were very anxious that that their friends should win, so anxious, in some instances, they made up their miuds the end would justify the means. Ths Democrats and Green backers are defeated in their at tempts, but the impression very generally prevails they deserved defeat. Nearly every influential journal in the South, withoutje gard to party has taken this po sition. Garcelon made a mess of it, and instead of strengthening the cause of the Democracy of the country, he has to some extent injured it. When the election was held in Maine, there was no claim made that the Democrats had carried the State. On the contrary it was conceded in all quarters that the |Republicans bad gained the victory. After months passed rumors circulated j that enough Republicans would be counted out to give the con trol of the Legislature to the Fusionists. This was attempted but it has ended as it should wherever fraud is resorted to, in iguominious failure. It is a matter of congratula tion that the National Demo cratic party did not approve of Garcelon's work. It must seek success by a devotion to princi ple, and not by countenancing fraud.—[Vicksburg Herald. It would certainly be curious if Grant and Seymour should be the respective candidates of the two parties next year, and that is one of the possibilities of tho campaign. But should they be, it would be a miracle if the re sult of 1868, when before they were candidates, is not reversed; for if Horatio Seymour can carry New York against Grant next year, the third term gost will never frighten the country again in this generation; and if he car ried it by ten thousand majority when Grant was at the height of his popularity, what is to prevent him carrying it now when Grant's popularity has so greatly waned, and when as a third term candi date his candidature would be so obnoxious to so many of his countrymen.—[Philadelphia Tel egraph. The following named gentle men have been appointed to take the census of Louisiana: Ed ward F. Parker, first district; Benjamin C. White, second dis trict; N. W, Trezevant, third district; Hyde A. Kennedy ; fourth district. A smile on the face is worth two in a tumbler. A Lady's Response to the Toast of "the Men.'» [Portland (Oregon ) Bee.] Mrs* Duoiway, of the New Northwest, at a literary reuuion at Salem, Oregon, "toasted" the gentlemen as follows : "God blese 'em ! They halve our joys, they double our sor rows, they treble our expenses* they quadruple our cares, they excite our magnanimity, thoy in crease our self-respect, they awaken our enthusiasm, they arouse our affections, they con trol our property, and outma neuver us in everything. This would be a very dreary world without 'em. Iu fact, I may say, without prospect of successful contradiction, that without 'em it would not be much of s* world anyhow. W f e love 'em, and the dear beings can't help it ; we control 'em and the precious fel lows don't know it. "As husbands, they are always convenient, though not always on hand; as beaux, they are by no means 'matchless.' They are most agreeable visitors; they are handy at State fairs and indis pensable at oyster saloons; they are splendid as escorts for 6ome other fellow's wife or sisters, and as friends, they are better than women. As our fathers, they are inexpressibly grand. A man may be a failure |in business, a Wieck in constitution, not enough to boast of as ajbeauty, nothing as a wit, less than nothing as a legislator for Woman's rights, and even not very brilliant as a member of the press; but if he is our own father we overlook his shortcomings and cover his peccadilloes with the divine man tle of charity. TheD, as our hus bands, how we love to parade them as paragons ? In the sub lime language of the inspired poet : We'll he for them, We'll cry for them, And, if we could, we'd fly for them ; We'd anything but die for them." Geographically, lie's a Daisy. H/J. Jewett is mildly talked about as a Democratic candidate for the presidency, and seems to have certain unapproachable ex cellencies in a geographical way, as thus : He was born in Mary land, is a heavy tax-payer in Ohio, is engaged actively in bus iness in New York, is residing temporarily in Jersey, aud has large interests in Kansas. Geo graphically, he's a daisy.—[Chi cago Times, An Unfortunate Man .—Mark Twain's sketch about Aurelia's lover, who went gradually to pieces by meeting various acci dents, is here rivaled : A man in Madison county, Ky., went through the terrible ordeal of having a bombshell burst in his hands just after the war. He was dreadfully mangled by the explosion but recovered from his wounds. Some time after that he was shot through the body with a navy revolver. Re cently he was driving a wagon with a heavy sawlog on it. The wagon upset and the saw log passed over his body, crushing himi n a frightful manner. Again he is recovering. W, W. Notingham, who mur dered John Gaylor iu Norfolk, Va., in 1874, voluntarily gave himself up to the Sheriff of Mil waukee the other day.