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'p ' DEVOTED TO POLITICS, AGRICULTURE, HOME INTERESTS, AND THE MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY.^ VOL. VI. BASTROP, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20. |v "'' NO 13, Igothouse Clarion. ~ pl 'IUXSII iîl!> P.VK Ii Y FRIDAY tekms of subscriptions. One year, in advance 53 00 gixmonfhs " rJirco months " 1 on Spacu advertising rates. 611)08 I 1 year. ! 1 mo j 3 mos 1 square. 2 squares, 4 squares. 4 column. £ column. 1 column, 43 00 5 00 8. 50 10 00 20 00 40 00 $6 50 i 9 50 j 15 00 i 18 00 40 00 eo oo $9 00 15 00 S3 00 30 00 50 00 90 00 iio oo '20 00 30 00 40 00 70 00 125 00 Transient advertisements will be in serted at the rate of 1 50 per square ot ten lines for the first insertion, and 7u cents for each subsequent insertion. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. frank J~aughan, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will practice in the Courts ot More house and West Carroll. Special atten tion to the collection of claims bj suit before the Magistrate's Courts. If. €1. O R1* »^*5 ATTORNEY AT LAW, MONROE, La. Will [practice in State and Federal Courts. apriUl-y s+ijnso.r fc«rr, ATTORNEY AT LA W, Bastrop, Louisiana. Offioe— South-east corner of Public Square. Will practice in the courts of the Uth Judicial District composed of Oie parishes of Morehouse, Ouachita and Eichlaud, and in the Supreme Court at Monroe. ,ju!yl9-y j as. bus8ky h. ii. naff Biisscy Sf . Yiitf, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will practice in the courts oî the 14th Judicial District, composed of the parish» s u f Morehouse, Ouachita mid Richland, and a the Supreme Court at Monroe; also in the Federal Courts. Office— East side oi public, square; c. newton wm . t. ii all ,V<i cton if Mali, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Wili practice in the courts of the I4tli Judicial District, composed of the par ishes of Morehouse, Ouachita and UieUlaud; and also in the parishes of Union, Franklin, Carroll, Catahoula and Jackson, and in tha Supreme Court it Monroe, Louisiana.. an. JF. c. c? bastkop, la. Offers his pvttfessiodal services to the eople of Bastrop and vicinity. Can be found at his residence, or at the drug store ot Dr. A. L. Bussey, when not profes onally engaged. feb9-y Geo. B. Jtlarable, Jfl. D BASTROP, LA. I hereby tender my professional services to the people* of Bastrop and Morehouse parish. When not professionally engaged, can be found at my residenco one mile eas oitown at night, and at the Drug Store of Dr. A. L. Bussey during the day feb'J-y LUMBER ! UHBER ! I Having leased, for a term of years, the sawmill of Mr. J. D. Howell, we are now Soliciting Orders for Lumber. All of the machinery is of the best qual ity, in the best repair, and 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. COTTON SEED"! A- few bushels of pure African Cotton Seed for sale. Apply to the Publishers of the Clarion. Price $1 per bushel. FOR SALE. The two-story frame building on the Bontheast corner of the public square. For particulars apply to Äeel2 E. K. W. ROSS. notice. Land Office, New Orleans,|La., January 1G, ISoiO. j Notice is hereby given that the follow ing named settlers have filed notice of their intention to make ihnal proot in snpuort of their claims and secure final entrv theieof at; the expiration of thirty days from the date of this notice, viz : Emanuel Jones, of Morelionse Parish, Louisiana, who mado homestead appli cation No. 277 f. r north half of north west quarter ot northwest quarrel ot section 22, township 20, north of range 5 east, Monroe District, Louisiana, and names the following as his witnesses, viz. Gns 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. Henrv .Jackson and Cato tlostlosv, 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 ! LUMBER ! BILLS FILLED ON SHOT NOTICE AT PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES ! Cypress a Speciality, AND AS CHEAP AS PINE. Mill six miles West of Bastrop. Free Ferry at Magnolia place. W. K. HENDERSON. 9 [successor to hawlins & murfiell.] COTTON FACTOR AND Commission Merchant No. 45 Union St., NEW ORLEANS. S- IP- BUATTJ ORAL SURGEON, Offers to the public his professional experience 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, |C0. S75, $100, $200, up to Buatt's celebrated improved gold plate, $350 for full sets, recommended as healthy, and to perform the functions of mastication satisfactorily as to kiud selected. Without previous arrangements, cash is invariably expected. Moved to new office, near the Baptist Church. Dentistry. DR. M. J. MASïîENGILL, dental surgeon, respectfully offers his professional services to the people ef Bastrop and surrounding country. All work warranted. Office—first door south of F. Vaughan's law office, and lately oc cupied by Dr. McCreight, The Moreliouse Nursery, One Mile Above Point Pleasant, On Bayou Bartholomew. The undersigned is now ready to re ceive orders for fruit trees for nest fal delivery. Ail trees guaranteed. mar!4-y JNO. MULHOLLAND. Wm. II. Graham BASTROP, LOUISIANA, Brickmaker and Layer. Is prepared to do all work eptrusted to him quickly and in a workmanlike manner. Tombs, cisterns, chimneys and other work solicited. Orders left at H. D. Vaughan's will be promptly attended to. aug22-6m jr. Jfi. STATE AND PARISH TAX COLLECTOR, Office at A. L. Bussey's Drug Store, BASTROP, LA. - W *2^(^10ÖiatÄN^tÄ— it'uvaatflf «o^a»iyCo.K«ahTtfte.Teua. SLÄT151ENT AND SENSE. Hasty people driak the nectar of existence scalding hot, Pieasuro comas through toil and not by self -indulgence and indolence. Often a reserve that hides a bitter humiliation seems to be haughtiness. We have little moral faith in those who have never been im posed upon. Our own heart, and not other men's opiuons of us, forms our true honor. A man's good breeding is the best security against other peo ple's ill manners. He has mastered all things who has combined the useful with the agreeable. When the human mind gets down hub deep into a rut of thinking it is hard to lift it out. There are not good things enough in life to indemnify us for the neglect of a single duty. We believe that God's power is without limit. Why should we not believe the same of His mercy? Do not try to force yourself into the confidence of others. If they give you their confidence, never betray it. There are few occasions where ceremony may not be easily dis pensed with, kindness never. To tell a falsehood is like the cnt of a saber; for though the wound may heal, the scar of it will remain. As an appliance for the im provement of our friends a habit of scolding possesses no appre ciable virtue. We mount to Heaven mostly on the ruins of our cherished schemes, finding our failures were successes. Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when th® body has s.:nk into the dast the great name still lives. Many sacrifice to dress till household joys and comforts cease. Dress drains our cellar dry and keeps our larder lean. I Pride is like the beautiful ac acia that lifts its head proudly above its neghbor plants, forget ting that it too, like them, has its root in the dirt. Falsehood, like poison, will generally be rejected when ad ministered alone; but, when blen ded vvith wholesome ingredients, may be swallowed unperceived SENT BY THE BOSS. r The Police Court has just dis posed of a very strange man. His name is John Dawson, and the first notice taken of him by any of the officers was several days ago, when he attracted the atten tion of Sergt. Fields. He was kicking up dirt around a water plug, as though his intention was to cover it up' "What are you doing?" aBked the officer. "Earth to earth and dust to dust," said the man. "The Boss above commands me, and obey." He had such a way of rolling back his eyes, and could effect such sweeping changes of physi ognomy that the officer continued to stand watching him. " 'Few and evil are the days of my pilgrimage,' said old Jacob» and commanded the sons uf Ham not to forget it. We say world without end because the world ie round. We could say orange without ( nd, or dog's tail with out end, I tell you," and he roiled his eyes back, "I was com manded by the boss to come to this town. I am now fulfilling my work," and stooping down, he picked up a string and tied it arouud a hose-pipe lying on the sidewalk. From this time on he became more noticeable, and finally com plaint was made, whereupon he was arrested and taken before the Police Judge. ' Where aie you from?" asked the Jodge. "Texas," said the man, and his eyes turned so far back that be seemed to be viewing his past life. "What are you doing here? "The Great Boss!" pointing upward. "Who sent yoa here?" "The Boss." "Who is the boss?" "The Lord." « "What business are you ot "The Lord's." "How can you prove this?" "By the Lord." "Well, see here, my friend, the Lord is not in the habit of testi fying in this court and unless you can introduce some other witness, I'll have to send you up. No oth«r testimony was pro duced, and the man is now in jail.—[Little Rock Gazette. Going to New Orleans in Character. Shortly after the collapse of the Confederacy an ex-soldier who had spent all his pay in rioting and whisky drinking found himself in Shreveport strapped and busted, yet full of expedients. Desirous of reach ing his home he inquired the fare, and to his dismay found it it to be $15. Now that amount was as big as a million in BiHy's sigfjt. After casting about he bethought himself of a scheme. The steamer National was nearly ready to leave her berth when Billy made his appearance on the wharf and sang out: "I say, captain, how much do you charge to carry a barrel of whisky to New Orleans?" "Two dollars," replied the cap tain. "All right," replied Billy. Send out a couple of your deck hands and roll me aboard." Capt. Hamilton saw the joke, an! sent out. the mud clerk to take the marks, weight, etc., of the "freight." Billy was invited to a seat at the cabin table by the captain, and traveled to New Orleans in style, as a barrel of whisky," by which name he was afterwards knownl À ROMANCE OF ILLINOIS. [Chicago Tribune. J It was night. And such a night! The wind came in savage gusts from its lurking places on the broad prairies that stretched away to the westward, and howl ed in mournful cadence the re quiem of the dying year. Yes, the old year was dying: It would soon be deader than a smelt, and the demise of that young fish means business. A young man with flashing eye and clear-cut lips, around which hovered the remnants of a cold, cruel siaiie, nervously strode across the floor of a richly furnished room in one of Chica go's most elegaut mansions. For moi e thr.n an hour he paced the apartment, never once striking a trot. This showed that he was natural pacer. In his right hand ho held a tiny piece of pa per, which fluttered in the breeze created by the clip he was going. That piece of paper was from Penelope McGuire, a proud and haughty beauty, the only daugh ter of a man whose demesne was one of the most extensive on Ab erdeen street. Perhaps she had been giving the young man the breeze in which the note fluttered. But, apparently, she hadn't. No, no. The missive told him of her undying love, and how his image was never abseut from her maiden fancy. This looked as if you could bet on the girl ; but who can toll the workings of a woman's heart ? This is what bothered the young man and had set him. to pacing. He had wooed the maid with all the ardent nature of his soul—and innumerable boxes of candy. Was this saccharine margin to be swept away by a sudden de cline of her love for him? Not if he knew it. " 'Twas but yester e'en," he said, "that I saw her boarding a car as the clocks were striking 8, and yet the false creature thinks to explain away her ac tion by saying she was going to see a sick friend. She little knows that I saw her bangs, and know full well that no woman wears them unless she is going where she can be seen. Bat she shall trifle with me no longer: I will scorn her proffered love"— and he seated himself at an in laid ebony writing desk. The next day's mail bore to Penelope the following missive : Nobuddy can pla me for a sucker. Ana fais woman and practis your wiles on anuther. Gkokkk. "Do we need compulsory edu cation?" ask our public men. Well, I should remark. Old Ike Aroused. "Look hea, Hanner, you an' me's bin gittin' 'long fo' nigh onter fawty year and ain't averer had a fuss yit, but ef eber I ketches you pealin' taters an' scrapin' de hair offen pigs feet ag'in wid my razer, I'll wipe de kitchen flo' np so clean an slick wid you dat the cat can't stan' on it. Now you hear Ike a preachin' ter yer, an' if you 'spec' ter go ter hebben wid my good will don't you pester my razer any mo'. Han' me dem mush room." And Hannah pushed the dish of fried hogs eats over to the excited lord and lit out for the kitchen, where she com menced a waltz and song: "An he used to scrub de handle Ob de big front doah.'' Joe Hooker and the Confederates. How it came about that 3,000 Confederate soldiers cheered lustily for "Fighting Joe Hooker" is explained by the editoi of the Rural Sun (Nashville, Tenn.) who was a prisoner at Ilock Island, 111., during the severe winter of 1863-64. The General visited the military prison one day, and all the inmates were drawn up in line for inspection. His keen eyes seemed to scan every man from head to heel, as ho slowly passed before them, and at tho upper end of the lines tha party halted. The General, half wheeljng his horse, lifted hia plumed hat with as much knightly grace as if they had all been courtiers, and a soft expression passed over his face as he said " ïcung gentlemen, lam sorry, very sorry for you, and hope soon our differences will be settled so that you all can return safely home again 1 " Simple as the ex pression was, isê was so different from those they had been accus tomed to hearing from the com~ mander of the prison that it touched the hearts of the "ragged Rebs" like a current of electricity and instantly three thousand throats gave a lustily cheer for Joe Hookor, Auy Letters for the Wattses. [Mexico Ledger.] A lautem-jawed^ young man stopped at the Postoffice last Saturday and yelled out : "Anything for the Wattses?" George Poieet, our polite post master, replied, "No, there is not." "Anything for Jane Watts?" "Nothing." "Anything for Ace Watts?" "No," "Anything for Bill Watts?" "No, sir." "Ayything for Tom Watts?" "No, nothing."' "Anything for 'Fool Joe' Watts?" "No, nor Dick Watts, nor Jim Watts, nor Sweat Watt«, nor any other Watts, dead, living, unborn, native, foreign, civilized or uncivilized, savage or barba rous, male or female, white or black, franchised or disfran chised, naturalized or otherwisa. No, there is positively nothing for any of the Wattses, either in dividually, severally, jointly, now forever, one and inseparable." The boy looked at the post master in astonishment, and said : "Please look if there is any thing for John Thomas Watts?" An Albany woman brings suit against a telephone company for trespass in putting its wires on the roof of her building. It isn't the trespass, however, that troubled her so much as the fact that there is gossip going on over her head that she cannot get hold ot.—[Boston Post. Common words used on great occasions are the more striking because they are felt at once to have a particular meaning like old banners, or every-day clothes hung up in.a sacard place'. Tenderness and its outcome, pity, are as inseparable from true manliness as true womanli ness. Our own hands are Heaven's favorite instruments for supply ing us with the necessaries and luxuries of life. Harsh councils have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil. He that has never known ad versity is but half acquainted with others or with himslf. The planters of Avoyelles par ish are ia good circumstances, and labor in that parish is plen tiful.