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BASTROP, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, : s : FEBRUARY 13,1880 A. C. McMEANS EpiTOR. F. SCHHfOEDEK, ....... ... B. M'FARLIN SüHROEDER & MoFAUUN, PUBLISHERS. WANDERING ULYSSES. Ex-President Grant is the most famous man that lives. Iso peo ple of the earth, bat have heard of this illustrious man. His fame has reached the ears of all na tions. In hia circumterrestrial voyage, the eyes of the world were upon him. To us of the South, Grant's fame is regarded iu an unenviable iight. Our prejudice, which is the natural outgrowth of former hostility, precludes us from extolling and boasting the fame of this wonder ful man. It is natural that we, whom Grant oppressed in by gone days, regard him with a cautious and skeptical eye. Like the heroes of ancient Troy, Danaos timeo, et donas ferentes. Neyertheless, we must admit that he, whom we fought with such fierce desperation about Richmond, and who exercised such a tyrannical and relentless sway over us after we had laid down our arms and furled our weather-beaten banner, is to-day the, acknowledged hero of the world. With an adamantine stubbornness, and an unswerv ing firmness, he stood like a statue throughout the excitement of that period of our history, when the Electoral Commission was the central focus of the eyes of the nation, and when wild rumors were rife that the coun try was upon the verge of a gigantic civil war. Happily for us, and for the whole Union, the great question was settled amica bly — though wrongfully — and Grant tacitly left the country. In all of his wanderings he has preserved a dignified reticence upon all qoestions pertaining to his future designs. He has been gpoken of, written of and a-sked of as the next President* Foreign potentates have broached him upon the subject. Far-seeing politicians of this country have endeavored to extort an opinion from him on the subject of a successor for ihe usurper Hayes. All have failed. When he re turned from his European trip to the United States, he was liou ized from the Pacific to the At lantic, and from the Lakes to the Gulf. Hungry politicians haunted him by day, and inquisi tive newspaper men by night. During the exciting scenes of all the ovations and receptions that were tendered him, Grant wa a the same taciturn, imperturbable uncommunicative man that he was in the presence of the crowned heads of the East. He has never publicly expressed a desire to be the next President, Yet, if the Republicans elect the next President, oar opinion is that Grant will be the man. Of all the aspirants in that party "Wandering Ulysses" is the man whom we would rather see placed in the Presidential chair. We believe the next Chief Executive of this nation will be a Republi can, and, by the go3s, deliver us from the sway of a Blaine or a Sherman. Give us a true Dem ocrat, or give as Grant. We have received the first number of the Monroe Bulletin, a six column paper published by Wm. H. Gay le and edited by Wm. T. Atkins, The Bulletin is neat, tidy—pretty. If the first copy contains a specimen of what the paper is to be, a rare treat is in store for the readers of the Bulletin. We wish the new paper and its enterprising owners an abundant success. JgyNew Orleans hand-made shoes for gentlemen at Peterkin's. OCR JURY SYSTEM. A bill is before the House now making the agreement of nine jurors out of twelve a decisive and final verdict. The bill was introduced by Mr. Heidenheim. Upon its introduction it was de feated, but its author has man aged to have it reconsidered. As in all human affairs there are weak and imperfect features in our jury system. Iu hundreds of instances long, tedious, vexa tious and costly lawsuits termi nate in a farce, because of the obstinacy or non -conviction of one juror. One man has the power, under our present system, to annul the decision of eleven men. The eleven men may have what they regard as positive and conclusive evidence upon which to base their decision. One man inayfail to construe the evidence and law in the same light. Tu the end the one man may be right. He may have weighed the testimony in the case more cautiously and discreetly than his associates and arrived at his conclusion from a basis of more mature deliberation. The far sightedness and discreet firmness of this one juror may be. and no doubt frequently is, thu salvation of an innocent person We oppose any such a jury system as that proposed in the bill now before the Legislature. We shall never sanction the ver dict of thre8-fourths of a jury composed of twelve men. Better stick to the old, time-houored custom. FEMALE EDITORS. The Claiborne Guardian and Richland Beacon are discussing the reason why women do not "take to" journalism for a sup port. The elitois of both papers talk like lunatics upon the sub ject. If the argument and ideas they advance came from the Sentinel, whose editor is the great apostle of Vienna temper ance associations, we should not be at all surprised ; but when the long-headed Guardian and the matter-of-fact Beacon mar vel why ladies do not become editors, our surprise culminates in astonishment. We had ex pected better things of them Our opinion of men and things is full of deceit. We are upon the point of never passing judg ment upon another man. Our conception of Shakspeare's gen ins, Milton's sublimity, Pope's rythmical powers, Moore's pa thetic grandeur, Poe's touching sentimentalism, and Walker's (of the Sentinel) block-headism was derived from and predicated upon, their pen pictures. But since the editors of the Guard ian and Beacon have deceived us so wofully, we do not know but we have been deceived by all the authors we have ever read, The question agitating the Guardian and Beacon is one of the simplest we ever heard dis cussed. It seems to us that the verriest fool in Louisiana could give the reason why women do not become editors. The ques tion is too simple to admit of a moment's discussion. We are ashamed that men of such short sightedness and indecision be long to the journalistic army of Louisiana. More plainly, we think that the Guardian and Beacon are both laboring under a severe attack of absentmind edness, They know the reason that women are not editors. They do not think. They are too proud to ask a gentle, lamb like womam Hencc they grope on in blissful, though willful, ig norance. We are sorry for them We shall break the spell of ig norance. The îeason that wo men are not editors, and the very best of editors, is the sim ple fact thai their husbands are an too "fetched" lazy to attend the babies while the long-sufiering wife writes the editorials. Were it not for man s laziness we should have a host of intelli gent, powerful, female editors. Monroe, Bastrop & Pine Bluff Rail road. Capt. W. T. Hall-says he will give one thousand dollars toward building a railroad from here to Monroe.— [Bastrop Clarion. There are two hundred or more property owners in each of Morehouse and Ouachita par ishes who could do likewise. It would be ample to start the en terprise and once started it would go the end as sure as fate. We have been told that the money is aheady pledged in New York to build the road from Pine Bluff to Monroe, and that it would come out but for the in difference and want of encourage ment along the route. The peo ple are so accustomed to a wagon and a bad road that they actually diead the noise and tu mult and expedition of a forty miles an hour conveyance. If Morehouse parish was in any other part of the United States, it would have been tra versed by two or more tracks long since. und the lands, instead of being offered to suit purchas ers, would be fortunes in the hands of their owners. Two or three conventions have had the subject under advise ment without any perceptible advancement. The big crop of 1879 is a good basis for another and m'ght be utilized to forward an undertaking that would be like injecting the riches of the Comstock Lode" into a high way between the two parishes.— [Monroe Bulletin. A MOTHER-IN-LAW. Perhaps no human being in the universe is tbe subject of more ridicule, and the object of more sarcastic innuendoes, than the poor, hapless mother-in-law. People generally, editors collec tively, and some of the married men of this parish particularly, are eternally casting unpleasant insinuations about the woman they once approached with such stupendous feelings of awe, fear, and anxiety. To this last class of people we propose giving a small batch of gratuitous advice. We have no patience with the editorial mother in-law fun-mak ers, and shall pass them by, be lieving that they will reap the reward they deserve by an ever lasting compunction of con science in the great hereafter. Any advice we might offer an editor upon this subject might result as did our suggestions, two weeks ago, to the father of a crying baby"—make some body mad, Hence, the woman who is so unfortunate as to have an editor wed her daughter can not consistently expect any con solation from us, save a good big pile of trne, heartfelt sym pathy. But the mother-in-law of other men—say farmers, mer chants, bar-keepers, gamblers and "loafers"—shall ever hear of our battling for their rights— their tongue rights. We claim that the mother-in law is one of the most indispen sable elements iu the wife sup ply immaginable. Think of it ! Had it not been for her you never would have been the cher ished (?) and devoted (?) hus band yon are. We claim that the mother-in-law has an inalien able right to lift her voice in thunder tones against any pro test the hnsband may make to a wife's most whimsical and non sensical desire. Why not ? Is not she the mother, and there fore the anxious well-wisher of her daughter, whose happiness she has simply placed in your . brutal bauds It the plaint ive, pleading tears of a wife cannot |m«#e the stony, stubborn heart j*fof a stingy husband, then shell hifliVbomb-sheU him—with the tongue-lashes of an irate, tooth lees mother-in-law. That plan will make him "hump". We claim, furthermore, that t he mother -in-law h\s a right to dictate when and how much earth chiUl sb .tll be whipped by the husband of her daughter. If in a passion of unbridled auger the father applies the rod too se verely and too continuously to the rear department of a rude youth, and will not heed the ex postulations of a fond wife, then the presence of a mother-in-law upon the scene is not only nec essary. but absolutely indispen sable. Agaiu, we claim that the mother-iu-rlaw has an incontro vertible right to live with her daughter. 'Tis her daughters husband's duty to support, if need be, the dictatorial old lady. Tis his duty to go when she says go, and come when she says come. If upon the qve ot making a transaction which will uffect the interest of his family, the son-in-law should counsel with, and ask the advice of, the g^od old mother-in-law. This will make her call him "son." She will speak of him as a good provider, no matter how trifling he is. She will, moreover, keep the wife in a docile and tracta ble frame of mind. In short, everything will run as smoothly as greased lightning. Life will be sweet. Ail things will go well. Take our advice and be con vinced, We shall ever regard and treat the mother-in-law as the benefactor of the human race. "May their shadows never grow less." We hope the mothers-in-law of this parish will appreciate our defense of them sufficiently to force every son-in-law they have to send us two dollais for the Clarion. TOWN OliDlNANCE. AN ACT to provide a revenue for the town of Bastrop, to levy and collect licenses, taxes and to de fine the uuties of the collector of said town in relation thereto. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the town of Bastrop, That an advalorum tax of five mills on each dollar of the val uation of the real and personal pro perty, situated within the limits of the corporation of the town of Bas trop, and upon which the State levies a tax, as shown by the State Assessor's tax roll for the year 187'J, adopted and ratified under Act No. 20, approved February 9th, 1880, shall be assessed, levied and collected in current funds for the purpose of supporting the corpora tion of the town of Bastrop, for the fiscal year commencing June 1st, 1879, and ending June 1st, 1880, and of promoting the public interest. Section 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That all taxes and licenses as sessed under the laws and ordi nances or the corporate authorities of the town of Bastrop, against the property of any person, firm or company situated within the limits of said town of Bastrop, are hereby declared to be a lien and privilege on the immovable property of said person, firm or company, for the amount of such tax, any alienations thereof or encumbrances thereon notwithstanding until the same shall be fully paid. Section 3. Be it further enacted, etc., That the tax collector for the town of Bastrop, be and is hereby J authorized and required to proceed within fifteen days from the passage of this act, to collect the taxes im posed by this ordinance, and he is hereby authorized in case of failure or neglect of any person or persons to pay the amount of taxes due by them after ten days previous written or printed demand having been made to process in the same way and manner, and he is hereby clothed with the same authority to collect the taxes due by such de linquent as is vested in the State tax collector under existing laws of the State of Louisiana, and in the event of a seizure of property to pay the taxes, interest, costs, pen alties, etc., no one will bid at the sale of the property an amount suf ficient to pay the accrued tax, in cluding interest, cost and penalties, and in SHCtt event, the tax collector f or sa i c i town is hereby authorized to bid in such property for and iu [behalf of the corporation, and to make a title to such property in the name of the Mayor of said town ; provided that any person whose property has been sold for the pay ment of taxes due the corporation of Bastrop, shall have the right to redeem the saine, within the same time that is granted to parties whose property has been sold in payment of State taxes, and pro vided that such party shall pay to the saifl corporation the same cost, interest, penalties, etc., that is re quired under the laws of the State to be paid by defaulting tax payers to the State. Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, etc., That this act shall rake effect and be in full force from and after its passage. Approved February 9th. 1880. S. H STIVÉES, Mayor. R. R. Ross, Secretary. New Advertisements. not;içe. All parties wanting Brown's Fertilizer Distributor will take the following measurement of wagon: Width of bed, outside measure; diameter of hub. PRATT &■ HARRINGTON, febl3-lui Agents. Charles Winkler, lock and gunsmith, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will repair gunp and pistols on short notice. Satisfaction guaranteed. 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 teu clays from this date, the same will be sold for amount duo me for repairing. CHAS. WINKLER. Bastrop, La., February 6, 1380. 2t SHERIFFS SALE. STATU) OF LOUISIANA—Fourteenth District Court, parish of Morehouse Mrs. Surah M. Spyker vs. J. G Sau didge, administrator, et. ut. By virtue of an order of seizure and sale issued by the Hon. 14th District Court in and for the parish of Morehouse in the above entitled suit and to me di rected as Sher'ff of sa id parish and State I have seized as the property of the de fendants and will proceed to sell at the door of the court house, within the hours prescribed by law. at public auc tion, to the highest bidder, on SATURDAY, the 20th day of March, 1880, the following described ] roperty, to-wit : Lot number 5, section I, and northwest (juarter of northeast quarter and northeast quarter of southeast quar ter section 12, township '20, north range four east. Lots 1, ii and 3 and northeast qnarter of northwest quarter and south west quarter of southeast quarter sec tion 1. township 20, north range 4 east, and lot I, section 36, township 21, north range 4 east, and south half of lot 4, sec tion 36, township '21, north range 4 east. Lot 7, section 11, Doitheast quarter of northwest quarter and lot '2, section 1*2 and south half of northwest qnarter of sectton 12, southwest quar er of north east quarter and northwest quarter of southeast quarter section 5, township 20, north range 4 east aud northwest quarter of northwest quarter, section 12, northeast quarter of southwest quarter. The southeast quarter of southwest quarter aud the southeast quarter of northwest quarter section 1, township 20, north range 4 east Lot 1, section 12, and southeast quarter of northeast quarter, section 12, and northeast quar ter of northwest quarter of section 12, Southeast quarter of lot 1, section 11, south half of northwest quarter of sec 12. Lot 2, section 12, southwest quarter ol'northeast quarter, section 12, and northwest quai ter of southeast quarter, section 12, and northwest quarter of northwest quarter of section 12, north east quarter of southwest quarter, sec tion 1, aud southeast quarter of north west quarter section 1, township 20, north rauge 4 east, south half of south west quarter, section 36, east half of southeast quarter, west half of southeast quarter and south half of northeast quar ter section 35, township 21, north range 4 east, west half of west half section 1, northeast qnarter of northeast quarter and west half of northeast quarter of northwest quarter seotion 1, west half of southwest quarter of southeast quarter section 1, township 20, north range four east. Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 and east half of south west quarter of southeast quar ter and east half northeast quarter of northwest quarter, section 1, township 20, north rauge 4 east and the south half of lot 5, section 36, township 21, north range 4 east, known as the Horace M Polk plantation. Also two-thirds of the following de scribed lands: Southeast quarter of southwest quarter, section 30, township 21, rorth range 5 east, southwest quar ter of southwest qnarter of sonth-east quartei of section 25 and west half of northwest quarter, stfeiton 36, townshi 21, north range 4 east. Lots 3 aud to J section 31, township 21, north range 5 ÄLht ÄS qnarter, Bectton 30, township 21, north range 5 east. Lots 1, 2, auti 3, the west half. Lot No. 4 and east half of northwest quarter sec 36 towuship21 north range4 east; the south half of lot 2, west half of lot 5. w est half of south half of north west quarter and t^rthwest quarter of southwest quarter, of section 36, town ship 21, north range 4 east, known as Thos. I and Thos. R. Polk place. The said two-thirds interest of said land be ing designated as all that part of the land last above described lying west of the division line estublished by an ,act of partition between Geo. M. and Jas G. Sandidge and Bettis H. Polk on the 7th day of April, 1875. All the above lauds are situated on west bank of Bayou Bartholomew, parish of Morehouse, Terms of Sale—Cash with the benefit of appraisement. WM. febl3-6t P. DOUGLASS, Sheriff. FOE SALE. Cheap for cash, a very desirable resi dence, two blocks from the public square, twenty acres of land, good garden, or chard, etc. Apply to undersigned. janl6-lm H. C. WRIGHT, sheriff's sale/~ STATE OF LOUISIANA — Fourteenth District Court—Parish of Morehmw« W. T. Hall vs. J. M. Levy and M. Lev®' No. 5515. By virtue of an order of seizure and sale issued by the Hon. Fourteenth Dis trict Court in and for the parishof More house, »State of Louisiana, I have seized and will proceed to sell, at the door of the court house, within the hours pre scribed by law, at public auction, to the highest bitMer. on SATURDAY the 21st day of February, 1880, the property pointed out in the writ to be seized, described as follows, be longing' to J. M. Levy: His residence situated on Washington street, and com mencing in thb centre line of said street, at an iron pin thirty feet east of the' middle f the east boundary of lot No. one hundred and uinet.v-two, in block thirty-two in said town, whence an um brella china bears south 33^ degrees, west 23 5-ltJ feet, thence, south 80 5-4 degrees west, 386 1-10 feet to a -loint 3 y-10 feet east of west bonudary of Vine street, thence north J degrees west seventy-live feec to a pin set, whence a red oak 10 in. marked X bears north teu degrees west, 4U 2-10 feet, thence south 80 3-4 degrees west '265 4-100 feet to a pin set on section line between sec tions twenty-five .Mid twenty s ; x, town ship twenty-one, north range five ei>st, thence north along said section liue 120 1-10 feet to set pin whence a pino 10 inches marked X boars north 80 de grees east 52 2-10 feet thence west 675 '2-10 feet to a pin set on Washington street, vheucè a hackberry 12 inches marked X bears north 50 3-4 degrees, west 22 7-100 feet, thence south 6 1-2 degrees west to the place of beginning, containing 2 53-100 acres of laud more or less. Also twenty-two 50-100 feet off the west side of lot forty-five and all of lot forty-six in block number 6,iu said town together with all the buildings and im provements thereon situated: and espe cially the following described laud be longing to Mathew Levy, to-wb : First, his storehonse aud lot described as com mencing at a point on Madison street on the Southern boundary of block six in said town,one hundred aud 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, thouce east thirty two feet, thence South seventy-one feet thence east 32 feet, theuce south 70 feet to the pla:'e of beginning. Second, his residence, described as the north tit'ry feet of lots 105 and 106 in block 13 iu said town, said lots having a front ol fifty feet on Washington street by a depth of three hundred feet back or ea«£ 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 Morehouse. W. T. Hall vs. James Campbell et al. No. 5514. By virtue of au order of seizure and sale, issued by the Hon. 14th District Court, in and for tbe 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 lilt- court bouse, within the hours prescribed by law, at public auction, to tilt; highest bidder, on SATUKDAY, the 2lst day of February, 1880. the following described pioperty, and described in the writ as the north li*lf of lots No. one hundred and seven and one hundred and eight (107 and 108) block No. fourteen (14) fronting seventy-five feet on Washington street by three hundred feet on Cypress street, and seventy-five feet on Vine Street, to gether with all the buildings and im provements situated thereon, with all the rents and re. ennes for ho year 188'), or due thereon saitl property being sit uated iu the town of Bastrop, parish of Morehouse. Terms of sale—Cash, with the benefit of appraisement. WM. P. DOUGLASS, janl6-6t Sheriff. High School. Hamburg This school for both sexes is doing better than ever before. The second half session begins MON DAY, FEBRUARY 16th inst-, and will continue twenty weeks, or five months. One hundred dollars paid down will cover ali school expense, except books aud music, for a pupil for the time men tioned. People with average children and ready money are invited to send to us; BUT NO OTHERS. New furniture, including two fino Pianos, will be on hand the present month. D. C. B. CONNKRLY, 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 see it at the St. James Hotell, Bas trop. La. J. J. CUTHBERf NOTICE. Is hereby given that no goods of any kind must be sold on our account except on authority of a written order with either of our signatures attached thereto. R. H. JONES, R. II. JONES, Jr. » Bastrop, La., January 23d, 1880. foe sale. AT A VERY LOW FIGURE FOR CASH a desirable residence in Bastrop, with half a square of ground- Also 35 acres !and in the limits of the corpora tion. Apply to NEWTON & HALL, Atty's. for sale or lease. Modoc Plantation, on Bayou omew, containing about 500 acres, lov in cultivation. Excellent houses, gin house, press, etc. About two and a hau miles above Lind Grove in Morehouse parish. Terms exceedingly liberal Ap ply to Hon. James Bussey, Bastrop, bn. D C. MORGAN, Agent.