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BASTROP, LOUISIANA,
FRIDAY, : : : FEBRUARY 6,1880.
A. C. McMEANS
Editor.
is. k. schkoeder, b. m'kaklin
SCHROEDEK & Mo F A KLIN,
publishers.
There have been uo important
bills passed, as yet, by our Leg
islature. Many measures have
been introduced and our Solons
are working like Trojans.
The people of Ireland are suff
ering for food. Famine stares
the pool of that uufortunate
country squarely in the face.
The American people should re
spond to the cries of Ireland for
bread.
Bulldozers, night-riders and
midnight mobs are on the war
path iu East Baton Bouge par
ish. The Herald says the ne
groes in that parish are in a
state of the utmost confusion.
Some of the citizens of the par
ish have held indignation meet
ings and denounce the acts auu
conduct of tue bulldozers in the
etroDg<38t terms.
Before the Senate Exodus
Committee on the 2d inst, at
Washington, one Thomas Wells
said that he wanted 20,000 ne
groes in Indiana to vote in the
Presidential election. He wants
them located in counties that
are Democratic, so that the Be
publicans can carry the election
From this, it seems, that after
the election Mr._Nig will be of
no service to Indiana,
While Garcelon held the Gu
bernatorial chair of Maine the
Republicans were scared to
death about an impending war.
Now that the Easionists have
dispersed and left the Republi
cans to "hold the bag alone,"
Republican anxiety for blood
and ''war to the hilt" knows öo
bounds. "Invisible iu war, invin
cible in peace" is the motto of
Maine Radicals.
Two young men are in jail in
Baton Rouge, accused of setting
fire to some inhabited negro
cabins. They were refused bail
by the committing court. If
guilty, they should be made "to
pull hemp" at the end of a rope.
That is the only way to stop the
career of such brutes in human
shape. The authorities are using
all vigilance to arrest the outlaws
of Baton Rouge parish. Hang
'em.
The Convention which met at
Harrisborg, Penn., last Wednes
day to elect delegates to the Na
tional Republican Convention
which meets in Chicago in June,
is iu an unenviable dilemma.
Blaine and Cameron are the
wire-workers, both shrewd and
cunning, and selfish aspirants.
Blaine wants the Pennsylvania
delegation instructed to vote for
him in the National Convention.
If the delegates are thus in
structed, Cameron will use his
influence, which is a powerful
one, in behalf of either Grant or
some "dark horse." Pennsylva
nia wants neither Cameron nor
Grant. What is to be done?
We like to watch the maneuveis
of those unscrupulous dema
gogufcs of the Keystone State.
One reason that cotton has
brought a better price„this year
is that fchg farmers have paid
more attention to the cleanliness
which should characterize the
putting away of our principle
staple. Our farmers at last have
realized the fact that if cotton is
worth raising it is worth taking
care off, and we are glad to see
this disposition being manifested
by many of oar prominent tillers
of the soil.—[Vicksburg Herald.
Fresh stock groceries just arrived
at Leopold 's.
ASSESSING TAXES.
In his message, Governor Willz
takes the opportunity to make
some suggestions to Jje Legis
lature in regard to the defects of
the present laws governing the
tax assessors of the Stale. He
realizes the fact that a very un
fair and unequal assessment is
returned to the officer, and that
ceitain men, who are more
honest and more veracious than
their neighbors, are bearing the
burdens of taxation. He recom
mends the creation of a Boari of
Equalization by the Legislature.
This Board, Jaccordins; to the
suggestion of Gov. Wiitz, i3 "to
consist of the Auditor of Public
Accounts, the State Treasurer,
the Secretary of State, the At
torney General and such other
members as may be deemed ad
visable, empowered and required
to adjust and equalize the valua
tion of taxaole proporty through
out the State, and secure the
payment of taxes upon all pro
perty rated at its actual value."
Now, it is an evident, and to
many people, a painful, fact,
that the payment of taxes falls
more heavily upon some people
thantothers; and this fact begets
that antipathy to taxation so
prevalent in our State. Were
all men taxed equally according
to the actual valuation of their
property, the burden would not
be so difficult to bear. The rev
enues necessary to sustain the
State and parochial governments
would be easily obtained. But
the idea of placing the adjust
ment and estimation of the val
uation of all the property of the
State into the hands of the offi
cers mentioned by Gov. Wiltz,
is, we think, to say the least, a
faulty one. What idea can such
a Board have of the valuation
of a plantation in some of the
wild nooks of this parish ? Their
estimate of the real worth of
such a farm would necessaril)
be based upon the judgment of
the owner—the very difficulty
which the creation of such a
board would intend to obviate.
In our opinion, there is a
feasible and' satisfactory plan by
which an unequal payment of
taxes may be avoided. That
plan has been presented to the
Legislature by that tireless
worker who represents Ouachita
parish in the House—W. W.
Farmery His bill proposes to
empower and instruct and de
mand the Police Jury of each
parish to adjust and estimate the
valuation of all the taxable pro"
perty, and return their assess
ment to the official whose duty
it is to see that the taxes are
paid. This plan will place the
equalization of taxes into the
hands of men who are or should
be conversant with ths circum
stances of every property holder
in the State. It is the only mode
of impartially assessing the
taxes of the people of the State,
We hope our Legislature will ar
riye at the same conclusion and
make Capt. Farmer's bill a law
of the State. By all means let
us have a different plan of as
sessment to that suggested by
Gov. Wiltz. His will not work.
The New York World, in its
issue of the 28th of January,
gives a biographical sketch of
Senator Thurman. The World
thinks he is the man to lead the
Democratic hosts in the coming
presidential campaign. We think
no man in the Democratic party
has a better chance for success
than Mr.' Thurman. The only
difficulty is, will Ohio support
him? If not, be is "no good."
The Baton Rouge Herald starts
on its third year with brilliant
prospects ahead. We wish it
and its conservative editor a long
aud useful life.
Go to Heller & Thrner for a good
wagon, from $55 to $65.
BAD SHDOTiNG.
On the 25i.li of last month
Maj. Hoarsey, thejeditor of the
Daily States, demanded of May
Buike. the editor of the Daily
Democrat, that they meet oiithe
"Field of honor," equipped iu
the garb of duelists, and there
and then adjust a difficulty
whi^h had arisen between them
from a newspaper quarrel, Both
parties being editors aud citi
zens of the great Southern Me
tropolis are, of course, high-,
struog, dauntless, and chival
rous. When called upon to figh\
it were preposterous to suppose
that either one would "craw
fish." Hence, at the time anu
place t agreed upou, the two hos
tile editors mut, accompanied by
their respective friends, thu ma
jority of whom, it is proper to
state, are also editors.
There ate daily trying scenes
presenting themselves to the
quiH-driver of a newspaper.
His life is one continual con
glomeration of turmoil, anxiety
aud keen solicitude. Dire fore
bodings haunt his peregrinations
by day, and his somnilo
quence by night. Fieklej con
tribute rs swear vengeance on the
oue haud and dissatisfied; sub
scribers demand an apology on
the other. Thonsauds of things
tiappeu daily to harass the
poor, hard-wo king editor. Sor
row, disappointment, and per
plexity are his portion.
Ail these facts augment our
stock of pity for these two edi
tors, Unfortunate men ! They
surely had enough to torment
them without picking attach
other like the two historic barn
yard chickens. We imagine that
uC tongue can e^er tell, or mind
conceive, the feelings of those
two belligerent editors when
they faced each other in battle
array at Metarie Ridge. The
blood surely ran cold in their
veins. Their hearts doubtless
quivered with trembling throbs.
The hands, which had been ac
customed to diive a pen that
swayed the multitudes with the
force of its logic and the power
of its eloquence were, no doubt,
almost^palsied, as they grasped
the death-dealing weapons.
But honor—editorial honor—
had been assailed, and repara
tion must be made. What is life
to an editor whose all—his char
acter—has been trampled upon!
"Give him honor-, or give him
death."
Thus rapidly reasoned these
two brave men. Both could not
live in so small a compass as the
little village of New Orleans.
One must die. The best "shot"
will live to.tell who the victim is.
They get ''ready." The word
"fire" is given ! The shrill crack
of the pistols is heard ! The
smoke passes »way! The an
tagonists still stand. Another
and another order to "fire" is
given. Nobody yet hurt. A
flag of truce is presented. Ces
sation of hostilities^ asked for.
The irate editors consent to agree
to disagree no more. The unerr
ing pistols are holstered. Maj.
Burke admits that Maj. ^iearsey
is a brave man, and vice versa.
They return to the city and
friends congratulate them upon
their courage and bad shooting.
We are glad that the two Majors
nèver learned to shoot.
W hat has B ecome
of the
Okolona Southern states
and the
Lemars Sentinel ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
For them
the NATION
Watches ! aud ! !
Waitsss ! ! !—[N. Y. World.
The Guardian is clad that
Homer is not to bo cursed with
a railroad. This sounds so much
like "sour grapes" that we are
forced to the conclusion that
somebody is joking.
S'jfATE "EWS.
The editor of tue Beacon has
been very sick recently.
Riculand darkies havo no de
tire to seek the laud of Kansas
Ascension palish has more
labor than it has had since the
war.
The St. Charles Hotel is to be
Sold under mortgage. The build
ing is mortgaged for $50,000.
Peter Dokel, of Rich laud par
ish put a pistol in his boot leg
and went hog hunting. The pis
■ oi fired and Dokel was shot.
The editor of the Beacon is
sorry thai ilf.j. Burke and Maj
Hearse^ iougat a duel. As if
anybody was hurt ! Tb« idea !
The McAvoys have been play
ing in Farmerville aud the Ga
zette says tley have giveu per
fect satibfaction.
The Donrddsonville Chief is
worn out with the witiciems (?)
of the Hoiiina Courier. That
shows the taste of some people.
One Tobiae Hutcheson.a tramp
printer borrowed money from
the editor of the Beacon, and
never gave it back. Poor Mang
ham.
1
The editor of the Vienna Sen
tinel says he's "at his post again."
Any sensible mau could detect his
presence,through the Sentinel's
paragraphs.
Now Walker, of the Sentinel
"has rolled up his sleeves" und
"gone for" the the editor of the
Ledger* Be careful, J T. W ,
or you'll get left. '
Dr. I. U. Ball, the Represen
tative of West Feliciana iu the
lower branch of the Legislature,
iied in New Orleans last Thurs
day.
Capt. Nutt, of Shreveport, is
spokeu of in the highest terms
by our exchanges as Supreme
Judge from this District. The
Guardian thinks he is the most
capable man in North Louis
iana.
The principles and seconds in
the Burke-Hearsey duel have
been arrested and put under
bond for their appearance at
Court. That duel is going "to
cost more than it came to."
Someboby has made a new
discovery in regard to butter,
which mav be of great service.
Like many other discoveries this
one was tfee result of accident.
Thirty-four years ago somebody
near Lancaster lowered some
butter down a well with a view
of keeping the luxury cool. The
rope broke and the butter soon
touched the bottom. Like truth
that butter laid at the bottom of
the well until a few days ago,
when somebody who was search
ing the well for toads or terra
pins happened to fish it up. The
yellowness had departed from it
and it is as white as sno w. It is
no loDger soft, as butter ordina
rily is, but having cooled steadily
for thirty-foui years is as hard as
a brick and as tasteless and void
ot smell. The moral is obvious.
As to the color of butter, nobody
cares much. But it is evident
that if we put some of the butter
of every-duy commerce down a
well for thirty or forty years, wo
will get rid of the unp!»asant
taste and emell which are so ob
jectionable to boarders and other
consumers of the newly-made
article.
We have beeu near butter
which could be improved by
dropping it into a well without
any bottom, so that it never
could be fished out. Perhaps
some of these dc.ys it will be
the correct thing to offer our
guests old butter, just as it now
is to value wine on account of
its age—[Philadelphia Times,
New Ot-ba'is is infested with
an army of aseioss curs, whose
presence is an unmitigated j
nuisance to the pedestrians of j
the city.' < •: • I
KOY. M (.'HOLLS.
We notice, with pleasure, that
many of our exchanges are anxious
to have Gov. Nicholls appointed to
the Supreme Bench.
No mo:e deserving man treads
the soil of Louisiana. His native
modesty and unflinching, unswerv
ing tenacity to that which he con
scientiously believes to be right,
have kept Gov. Nicholls iu the
back-ground of this State. Selfish
newspapers and neglected dema
gogues have taken a wicked pleas
ure iu heaping venemous vitupera
tion upon the untarnished, spotless
name of this mighty hero, and, dis
gusted with the cheek and cunning
of party tricksters, the maimed
Nicholls has unpretentiously retired
to private life, modestly announc
ing himself as an attorney at law.
Now, his successor can simply im
mortalize himself in the estimation
of the honest yeomanry Of Louis
iana by calling Gov. Nicholls to
one of the highest and most honor
able positions within his gift.
We sincerely hope that Mr. Wiltz
will respond to the desires of Mr.
Nicholls' admirers and place him
upou the Supreme Bench of the
State. All honor to the man who
stood at the helm of Louisiana and
guided her over the whirlpools and
breakers that assailed her during
the political storm of 1876 :
Nicholls then ! Nicholls now !
Nicholls forever !
A lurid light was turned Sunday
upon the migration of the negroes
from North Carolina by the testi
mony taken before the Senate Com
mittee, of the Southern Passenger
Agent of the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad. It appears from this ev
idence that the ' oppression" from
which the blacks "flee" iu that
State mainly consists in the hard
money which agents of their own
race receive for each person who
flees by a particular line of railroad.
The credulity of the negroes as a
race is proverbial ; and when the
imagination of the uegroes is stimu
lated by the promise of a dollar a
convert, it might be expected that
rosy visions of a distant paradise,
called Indiana, which could he at
tained for $16.G5 would be made to
float before the rolling African eye.
It may be questioned whether stim
ulating this particular kind of pas
senger movement is precisely proper
t ren for the most zealous passenger
agent ; but it is to be noted in favor
of the partie lar passenger agent
who testified in this dubious prac
tice that he avowed a cheerful will
ingness, when the delusion which
led to the migration should have
spent its force, to carry the unde
ceived negroes back from Indiana
to North Carolina upon the same
terms on which he carried them the
other way.—[New York World.
New Advertisements.
NOTICE.
Is hereby given to all parties having
guns or pistols at my shop that unless
they come forward, pay charges and
claim their property within ten days
from this date, the same will be sold for
amount due me for repairing.
CHAS. WINKLER,
Bastrop, La., February 6, I860. 2t
FOR SALE OR LEASE.
Modoc Plantation, on Bayon Barthol
omew, containing about 500 acres, 1Ö0
in cultivation. Excellent houses, gin
house, press, etc. Abont two and a halt
miles above Lind Grove in Morehouse
parish. Terms exceedingly liberal Ap
nlv to Hon. James Btissey, Bastrop, La.
D. C. MORGAN, Agent.
STRAYED OR STOLEN.
A roan horse, I6i hands high, branded
dtrnly W. C. on left shoulder, and shod
on hind feet, shy and awkward in riding
or working. Any person taking up
same and giving information promptly
to me at this place will be liberally re
warded. W. J. HAYNIE.
Bastrop, La., Feh. 5th, 1880.
Hamburg High School.
This school for both sexes is doing
better than ever before.
The second half session begins MON
DAY. FEBRUARY 16ih inst., and will
continue twenty weeks, or five months.
One hundred dollars paid down will
cover all school expense, except hooks
and music, for a pupil for the time men
tioned.
People with aveiage children and
ready money are invited to send to us;
BUT NO OTHERS.
New furniture, including two fine
Pianos, will be on haud the present
month. D. C. B. CONNLRLY,
feb6 Principal.
The Boss Coffee Pot.
PATENTED 1878 & 1879.
THE BEST IN THE WORLD.
Makes coffee in one minute equal to
the best French Dripper. Saves one
fourth the.coffee. Price only $1.00. Call
and se« it at the St. James Hotell, Bas
trop. Li. J. J. CUTHBEST.
SHERIFF'S y A LE
STATE OF LOUISIANA-l'o urt .
District Courts-Parish of Mort-h.,,,,,
W.T. Hail vs./J. M Levy and M.fc/
No. 5515.
.By virtue nf an order of seizure n u\
sale issued T y the Hon. Fourtoen.-n
t.rict Court in and lor the parish <>f More
house, -State of Louisiana, I have seized
and Will proneed to sell, at the door of
the court house, within thu lioura pre
scribed by law, at public auction, to ilie
highest bidder, on
SATDEDAY, the 21st day of February,
1880, the property pointei: out in the writ
to be seized, described ae follows, be
longing to J. M. Levy: His resideme
situated on Washington street, and e m
îuendng in the centre line of said street,
at an iron pin thirty feet east of tue
middl® of the east boundary of lot No
one hundred and ninety-two, in olock
thirty-two in said town, whence an um
Vine street, thence north i degrees west
seventy-five feet to a pin set, whence a
red oak 10 in. marked X bears mirth
ten degrees west, 40 2-10 feet, thence
south 89 15-4 degrees west 265 4-10ij feet
to a pin set on section line between sec
tions twenty-five and twenty s ; x, town
ship twenty-one, north range ii.e east,
thence noith along said section line
120 1-1() feet to set pin whence a pine
10 inches marked X bears north 80 de
grees east 52 2-10 feet thence west 075
2-10 feet to a pin set on Washington
street, whence a liaekberry 12 inches
marked X bears north 50 3-4 degrees,
we?t 22 7-lUO feet, thence south G 1-2
degrees west to the place of beginning,
containing 2 53-1U0 acres of laud nioro
or less.
Also twenty-two 5»-100 feet off the
west side .of lot forty-five and all of lot
forty-six in block number 6, in said town
together with all th buildings and im
provements thereon situated: and espe
cially the following described land be
longing to Mat'ber» Levy,to-wit : First,
his storehonso a>nd lot described as com
mencing at a po;nt on Madison street on
the Southern boundary of block six in
said town, one hundred and thirteen and
50 hundredths .cet west of southeast
corner of said lot, running thence west
sixty-four feet, thence north one hun
dred and fifty feet, tb'juee east thirty
two feet, thence Soutn seventy-one feet
thence east 32 feet, then.-;e south 70 feet
to the place of beginning. Second, his
residence, described as the in th jifty
feet of lota 105 and 10(5 in block 13 ir>
said town, said lots having a iront oi
fifty feet on Washington st reet by n,
depth of three hundrt <1 feet back or ea>-c
between paralel lines, ali <>-' said lot; i>i
land, together with all the rights, 'itUs
privileges and iuipr vements 'herete.
belonging
Terms o!' sale..Cash without ap
praisement.
\VM. P. DOUG LASS, Sheriff.
Jan. 16, 'HO.
SHERIFF'S SALE.
STATE )F LOUISIANA—Fourteenth
District Cor.rt, Parish of .Morehouse.
W T. Hall vs. James Campbe.i et al.
No. 5514.
By vi: le of an order oi seizure and
sale, issued by the ..'on. 14th District
Court, in and for the parish of More
house, iu the above entitled suit and to
lue directed as Sheriff of said parish and
State, I have seized as »"reefed in the
writ, '«.id will proceed to seU at the
door of the court bouse, within tbe hours
pre ribed by law, at oublie auction, to
the highest biddt-r, on
SATURDAY, tin' 2lst day of February,
1880. the following described pnip«rty,
and described in the v. rt as the . orth
half of lots No. one hundred and seven
and one hvidred and eight (107 and 108)
in block No. fourteen (l-l) fronting
seventy-five feet on Washington street
by three hundred feet on Cypress street,
and seventy-five feet on Vino street, to
gether with all the buildings nad im
provements Situated thereon, with all
the rents and re> ennes for be year
or due thereon said property being sit
uated in the town of iiast.rop, parish of
Morehouse.
Terms of sale—Cash, with the benefit;
of appraisement.
WM. P. DOUGLASS,
janl6-6t Sheriff.
NOTICE
STATE OF LOUISIANA—Parish Court,
Parish of Morehouse. Succession of
James Collins, Deceased.
Whereas, Mrs. Iberia Collins has pe
titioned the court for letters of adminis
tration on the estate of James Collins,
deceased, intestate.
Notice is hereby given to all whom it
may concern to show cause within ten
days why the prayer of the said peti
tioner should not be granted.
By order of the Court,
R. R. ROSS,
jan30-2t Dep. Clerk Dist. Court.
NOTICE.
STATE OF LOUISIANA—Parish Court,
Parish of Morehouse- Succession of
Frank Jefferson, dee'd.
Whereas, Lizzie Jefferson, administra
trix of the succession of Frank Jefferson
deceased, has filed in the office of the
clerk of said couit her account of her
administration of said estate. Now,
therefore, unless opposition is made and
tiled in my office within ten days from
this date, said accotfnt will be approved
aud homologated in ail its parts.
Witness, the Hon D. I- Norwood,
Judge of said Court, and the seai there°i
this, 29th day of January A. D , lew
R. R. ROSS, Deputy Glerfc.
NOTICE.
Is hereby given that no goods of any
kind must be sold on our account excep
on authority of a written order wi
either of our signatures attached thereto.
R. H JONES,
R. H. JONES, Jr.
Bastrop, La., J anuary 23d, 1880.
FOR SALE.
AT A VERY LOW FIGURE FOR
CASH a desirable residence in Bastrop,
with half a square of ground- Al . o
acres .'and in the limits of the co p
tiou. A PI'^ E t ^, T0N & HALL, Atty's
FOR SALE.
Cheap for cash, a very des '[f ( b '®are"
dence, two blocks from the oublie ^square,
twenty acres ot land, good garden, or
Cb janWm ApI>lyt0 H C.'WRIGHT.

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