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. <<,i •'_ 11 i /w AW F u ,.,r,;r, auru'v ltv re. home uteres, a s„ tue ma terial development öftre country. === ~ ~ BASTROP, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27, 1880 V* OL. V!• NO 14 Igotchottse gtoiott. P T J IÎLI S H BD EVER Y FRIDAY . terms of subscriptions. One year, in advance Six months " Throe months " 1 00 75 advertising ra tes. Space. I 1 mo I 3 mos | 6 mos 1 1 year. i square. '2 squares. 4 column i column. Î column. S'-i c° 5 00 8 50 10 00 20 00 40 00 $0 &."< 9 50 15 00 18 00 40 00 60 00 $V) v /0 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 in sorted at the rate of 1 50 per square of ten lines for the first insertion and 75 cents for e ach 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. a?. c. .*'h< o rfi •'ï* v, attorney at law, MONROE, La. V/jU "practice in State and Federal Courts. ^apnUI-y zt, h so. r jle » * a', attorney a t la w, J ?i»troj>, Louisin Office—So.; of Public -;fc corut £-«•:• aie. Will practice i s the courts of the 14th Judicial Dis: -let composed ol the nirkbesof Moivlionse, OiuU'liltaand * liisiud anil in ti:e 6npreu«e Court at lik Monroe. julyl9-y liOiiSBY ATTOR-'E ■ - lîa-rr'. II. U. SAFli - -• # jvat!\ AT LAW, T/èfRsittna. !':P. courts ot the l4th ipcsed of the parâhas Will prMctice in JListno-t., c... . t . - ■ » <>i' Mor-!:c isa, On&cMt* aud Richland, and c ji n Si'prema Court at Monro« also in »!i« F - *;• :«l Court,-. . It*. ?!l. V. H S' at law, ouisiana. <j. m:\vt« ij\ — . a'eîfiïj attornj Bastrop Vv'ili practice in the courts of the 14th Judicial District, composed of tlie par ishes of Morehouse, Ouachita and Hichiand; and also in the parishes of Onion, Franklin, Carroll, Catahoula indJAckso j., aud in tiia tiupreme Court >t Monroe, Louisiana. 19 il. jf. c\ c IiASTliOr, la. Offers his professiodal sei vices to the eople of Bastrop and vicinity. Can be to raid at his residence, or at the drug store o! Dr. A. L. Bussey, whefln not, profes onally engaged. feb9-y geo. d. jflarable, jfm. o bastrop, la. I hereby tender my professional services to tho people of Bastrop and Morehouse parish. When not professionally engaged, can be found at my residenco on<i mile eas oftownat night, and at the Drug Store of Dr. A. L. Bussey during the day. feb9-y I li71ber ! lumber ! ! 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. GTS SMITH, Fancy Harber-, MONROE, Louisiana. Shop in the Kiodermann Building. COTTON SEED! A few bushels of pnre African Cotton 8eed for sale. Apply to the Publishers of the Clarion. Price $1 per bushel. for sale. The two-story frame building on the southeast corner of the public square. For particulars apply to dec 12 E. K. W. ROSS. LUMBER ! LUMBER ! bills filled on shot notice AT PRICES TO surr THE TÎMES ! Cypress a Speciality, and AS CHEAP AS PINE. Free Mill six miles West of Bastrop Ferry at Magnolia place. W. K. HENDERSON. S, W, RAWLINS, [SUCCESSOR 10 bawuhs & MCKRELL,] COTTON FACTOR AND Commission Merchant No. 45 Union St., NEW ORLEANS. Dentistry. IN ALL ITS BRANCHES, BY DR. M. J. MASbENGILL. Gold fillings from $2 to $5; silver fill ings from 81 to $3; full upper and lower set artificial teeth $40. Extracting teeth a speciality Having bad my office newly fitted up, I will take pleasure in serving all persons wishing work in my line. S. jp- BTJi^TT, 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 oreana, the teeth. Charges for all dental services graded by quality and oharacter desired, tq suit the times. For.deptal substitutes, from SI5. §60. $75, $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 kind selected. Without previous arrangements, cash is invariably expected. Moved to n«w office, near the Baptist Church. Hamburg High School. ■ ■ This school for both sexes is doing better than ever before. The second half session begins MON DAY, FEBRUARY 16.th iast., and will continue twenty weeks, or five months. One hundred dollars paid down will cover all school expense, except books and music, for a pupil for the time men tioned. • '' People with ave:age children and ready money are invited to send to oe; BUT NO OTHERS. New fnrnitrire. including two fine Pianos, wili be on hand the present month. D. C. B. CONNERLY, feb6 Principal. The Morehouse Nursery, POINT PLEASANl, La. The undersigned is now ready to re ceive orders for fruit trees for next fal delivery. All trees guaranteed. mar!4-y JNO: MULHOLLÀND. h*. jw. jfjts'mlb u STATE AND PARISH TAX COLLECTOR, • Office at A. L. Bnssey's Drug Store, BASTROP, LA. The Boss Coffee Pot. PATENTED 1878 A 1879. THE BEST IN THE WORLD. Makes coffee in one minute equal to the best French Dripper. Saves one fourth the coffee. Priceonlv$1.00. Call and see it at the St. James Hotell, Bas trop. La. J. J. CUTHBERT. NOTICE. Is héreby given that no goods of any kind must be sold on our aoconnt except on authority of a written order with either of oar signatures attached thereto. R. H. JONES, R. H. JONES, Jr. Bêstrop, La., January 23d, 1880. FOR SALE. AT A VERY LOW FIGURE FOR CASH a desirable residence in Bastrop, with half a square of ground- Also 35 acres !and in tu® limifs of the corpora tion. Apply to 4 NEWTON 4 HALL, Atty's. FOR SALE. 1 Cheap for cash, a very desirable resi* dence, two blocks from the public square) twenty acres ot land, good garden, or chard, etc. Apply to undersigned. janl6-lin H. C. WRIGHT. A Very Quiet Game There are some folks who thick it awful wicked for a hus band and wife to sit down to gether of aa evening and play cards, while others can t 866 where the harm cornea in. "Why," said the Colonel a few days ago when the subject of card playing was uüder discussion, "does any QQe pretend that my wife and I can't play a few games of euchre without dispu ting and arguring and getting mad over it ? Loafers oan t per haps, but we conld play for a thousand years and never have a word—yes, we could." The others sbook their heads in a dubious way, aud the net tled Colonel walked straight to a 3tafioner 's and bought the nicest pack he oould find. That even ing, when his wife was ready to sit down to her fancy work, he produced the cards and said: "May, I was told to-day that yon and I couldn't pUy cards without disputing and getting into a row. Darling, draw up here." "Dearest, we will not have a word of dispute—not one," she replied, as she put away her work. The Colonel shuffled away and dealt and turned up a heart, r "I order it up." she observed, as she looked over her cards. "I was going to take it up any how," growled the Colonel, as his chin fell, all his other cards being black. ""Piay to that, she said as she put down the joker. ''Whoever heard of anybody leading out in trumps!" he ex claimed. "Why don't you lead out with An ace?" "O, I can play this hand," "You can oh? Well, I'll make it the sickest play you ever saw ! Ha! took all the tricks,eh? Wöll I thought I'd encourage you a little. Give me the cards—it's my deal," "You dealt before." "No, I didn't?" •'Why, yes you did! We have only played one hand." "Well, go ahead and deal all the titoe if you want to ! I'll make two off your deal anyhow. What's trump?" She turned up a club. He had only the nine-spot, but be scratched his head, puckered his mouth and seemed to want to order it up. The bluff didn't work. She took it up and he led an ac& of hearts. "No hearts, eh!" he shouted as sbe trumped it. "Refusing suit is a regular loafer's trick! I'll keep an eye on you ! Yes, take it—and that—and that—and all of 'em! It's mighty queer where you got all those trumps' Stocked the cards on me, did you!" "Now, dear, I play as fair as could be and made two; and if I make one on your deal I'll skunk you." "I'd like to see you make one on my deal 1" he puffed. "I've been foolling along to encourage you, but now I'm going to beat you oat of sigtit. Diamonds are trumps." She passed and he took it up on two »mall trumps- He took the 6rst trick, she the next two he the fourth, aud when ho put out his last trump she had the joker. "Skunked ! skunked !" she ex claimed, as she clapped her bandjt -iu glee. "You didn't follow suit!" "Ob, yes I did." •'I know better I You refused spades!" "But I hadn't any." "You hadn't, eh? Why didn't you have anji? I never saw a hand yet without at least one spade io it!" Why, husband, 1 know h^w to play cards." "And don't I? Wasn't I play ing euchre when you were learn ing to walk ! I say you stccked the cards on me!" •"No, I didn't ! you are a poor player; you don't know how to lead !" "I 1 why, maybe i 'm a fool, and maybe I don't know anything, and so you can play alone and have all trumps every time!" He pushed back, grabbed his paper, wheeled around to the gas, and it was nearly thirty-six hours before he smiled again. Nevertheless no one else ever had a dispute over cards —[Free Press. THE SLOVENLY WES1. [Kansas Letter in Boston Transcript.] In tuuth, a person who waits for change in the shape of two, three or four cents is looked upon with something like scorn in the West. Is your bill seveniy-eight cents? ¥ ou pay eighty, or the obliging shop-keeper says : "Call it seventy-five." I recalled an incident which one of the merchants of Sa hna related when speaking of his recent trip to New York for goods. After making his prena rations for returning he went to settle his bill, which proved to be $40 03. He paid $40, and was turning away when he was recalled by a tap on the shoul der, aud the three cents were pointed out. In scornful am&zement he threw down ten cents, and again started away. "Here is your change, sir, said a voice, in no wise over whelmed by his contempt. The merchant waved his hand and bowed. "Keep it, sir. I am a Western man. We don't grasp three or four cents there so closely." for $1 per pair A Horrid Thing .—In a board ing-house r ecently a young fiian on turning off his gas saw the words, "Confess thy sins," in phosphorescent characters on the wall. He was surprised, but listening, thought he heard some young ladies outside the door waiting to observe the effect on him. So pretending to be fright ened at the match-scratch he fell on his kneess and confessed out loud that he had frequently kissed one of the young ladies in the dark—tbe one whom he had best reason to suspect of playing the trick. That young lady won't play any more such tricks imme diately. She thinks he is a moan horrid^thing. You can buy pants at Peterkin's NEW SYSTEM OF DIGGING AND CURBING WELLS. The annexed engraving represents a novel method aud ap paratus for digging and curbing wells, recently patented by Mr. Christopher C. Hickett, of Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, La. The îuvention is intended to secure accuracy in the shape of the well and in the direction of digging; it permits of proceeding simultaneously with the two operations ot dig ging and curbing, and it prevents the caving in of the wall.' In the engraving, which is partly broken away to show the internal construction, the sand box, A, which is shown as just entering the shaft, forms the foundation of the wall, and follows the shaft as it is dog by the workman. This box is made of wood, and is hollow from the top nearly to the bot tom. Below the hollow portion the staves are chajnfered off from the inside to give a narrow bearing edge. The staves are held together by iron hoops upon the outside, and wooden hoops on the inside, and the annular chamber formed between the etaves is filled with maaonary. A plat form is elected over the well shaft at the proper height to enable the workman to lay the well curb or wall underneath. An inside guide, B, consists of segments forming a cylin der, of a diameter just sufficient to allow it to fit inside the sand-box. The wall is supported by an outside guide, ^ a little larger than the sand-box, which rests ou tha eartF ai the edges of the mouth of the shaft. For the sake of_ con venience in placing and removing, it is divided diametrically. The invention is applied by sinking the said box, A, into the s h ait its full depth, then the platform, is erected over it, and the sectional inside guide, B, is passed down in the sand box. The workman then proceeds with the digging, and as be deepens the shaft the sand-box sinks, and tbe wall or curb is built on top of the sand box between the wall® of the inside guide. B, and those of the outside guide, C. The thickness of the curbing or wall equals the thickness of the walls of the sand -box, and the inside and outside guides supply a sure-guide for building it. As the shaft deepens, the sand-box, and with it the finished curb built upon it, sinks. j,L. v'i m A w In this way the digging and curbing are carried on at the same time. The chamfered lower part of the sand box per mits the workman to reach with his tools to the edge of the box, so that he can dig evenly all around and underneath it, and thus let it descend evenly. Above the platform an or dinary derrick is erected, with a windlass, pulleys, etc., for lowering the sections of the inside guide, and hauling up the detritus. If, after the well is dug, the water should fall be low the top of the sand box, and thereby expose it to decay, the brick filling or masonry contained in it will remain as the foundation of the well or curbing, and thus prevent it from caving in. Wells made on this plan are free from surface water, and are shut out from contamination by the infiltration of sewage its the walls may be made perfectly tight by the use öf ce ment, and no water can enter that does not come from the fountain head. This is a very essential feature where wells are still in use in the larger towns and cities, and it is not lees so in the country, where row, in a large proportion of cases, foul water from the cattle yards finds its Way into ïh© wells. A Chicago man w-.is told, when he registered at a Council Bluffs hotel, that his wife was already there. He said there must be a mistake, as he had left her at home a few days before, and she had not said any thing about a journey; but the clerk insisted that he knew her, and that she was in the house. The fact was that she had eloped. h. C. Palmer, the defaulting bank President in New Orleans, was convicted last week of em - bezzlement. He has appealed \ K . for a new trial and a hearing will be given him to-morrow. A cow at Bripton, Vt;, died af ter manifesting strange symptoms for several weeks. Hör pecnliar actions prompted investigation, and a post mortem revealed • large darning needle in tbe heart which had beei) there a sufficient Jength of- time to become cov ered with rust. It is supposed that the animal swallowed the needle with its food. The Mississippi Legislator« does not make »och laws as the Yieksburg Herald wants. Hence the Herald has its "back up'." „ "*T7 ~7, No man ever sold good leather ^ Q p buggies in Bastrop as low an Handy does. Fact. H O o o c F > » m > ö ► 2! 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