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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.
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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.

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