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A WORD TO COTTON PLANTEES.
It is a singular fact, but none Ute less true, that many of our planting friends will risk in the cultivation of their fields their own ready means, or if needs be borrow the necessary money from their factors, worK hard from the first breaking up of the land to the final gianiög and haling of their crops, and when once this has been accomplished pay as little repaid to the proper care and housing of their cotton ns if it had been procured with out the expenditure of a dollar or a single day's work. Once the cottoQ is baled it is in many instances placed in some lot corner exposed to all weather, or if a pretense of sheltering it is made so little trouble is taken that tha rain wets it, the mud stains jt, the sun dries it, and in the end the cotton reaches market in a damaged condition, much to the annoyanee of the factor and greatly to the disad vantage of the shipper. The present year, when the tributa nes have been so low, cotton has been detained longer than usual on the plantations along such streams; and m&ny a shipment has in consequence on arrivai here been sent to the pickery, or where the damage did not posi tively necessitate that, the stained coating of the bales was removed when passing through the scales. Again, cotton in perfect condi tion is hauled to some landing; it is piled, not like it is done here on end and on skids, but merely rolled out on the bank, where it quietly rests until a boat chooses to land and take it aboard. How frequently it happens, we all know, that a rainy spell sets in. The bales are wet, till sometimes the water can be squeezed from the cotton; gullies are made here and there, and little streams of dirty water go coursing in and around these bales. The ground is soft and slashy, yet neverthe less the cotton is rolled over and over, or slid down the bank, plowing it way through the mud to the boat's staging. Indeed we have been reliably told that bales of cotton have been actu ally floated down creeks and small bayous some miles to a convenient shipping point. Where all such evil« are una voidable, there is, of course, no reason in complaining; but in many instances, in most all, a lit tle forethought and care would prevent what invariably proves a matter of worry and of actual damage, It might be supposed that the pecuniary loss would of itself effect a cure; it may in time but such carlessness has been and still is a source of trouble to shipper, carrier and receiver.— [N. 0. Picayune. Lands in Sumter, Marion, Clarendon and Williamsburg oounties, S C., which eighteen months ago were offered at $2 per acre without purchasers, are now selling freely at $10 per acre. One northern farmer, who bought land in Sumter county, claims to have made last year thirty bush els of wheat to the acre of better quality than he had ever raised in the North, and more salable in the markets, and had also raised fifty bushels of oats to tie acre. A bill is before the Virginia Legislature to amend the crimi nal law so as to include razors in the act in which concealed weapons are defined, and to make it a misdemeanor to carry a razor habitually, the penalty of which shall be a fine of fifty dollars Courtiiig Under Difficulties. Ha came up a little late, step ped in without ringing, and strid ing softly into the parlor, drop ped into an easy chair with the careless grace of a youugj man who is accustomed to the pro gramme. "By Jove," he said to th^ figure sitting in the dim ob scurity of the sofa.' "By Jove, I thought I was never going to see you alone again. ïour mother never goes away from the house nowadays; does she, Min nie?" "Well, not amazingly fre quently," cheerfully replied the old lady from the sofa. "Min nie's away so much of the time now I have to stay in." In the old hickory at the end of the house the moping owl com plained to the moon much in its usual style, the katydids never sang more clearly, and the plain tive cry cf the whip-poor-will filled the night with poetry, but he didn't hear any of it, all the same. "And, by George," he said to a friend fifteen miuutes later, "if I didn't leave my hat on the piano and my cane in the hall I'm a goat. Think of'm? For get 'em? Strike me blind if I knew I had any clothes on at all. What I wanted was fresh air, and I wanted about thirt}' acres of it, and mighty quick too!" WHO RULE THE NATION ! The Senate of the United States consists of seventy-sis members, and of this number fifty-nine are pract'c'iDg lawyer*?. Of the 293 members of the House of Representatives 219 are law yers. The President and Vice President of the United States are lawyers, and nearly all the government departments are Leaded and directed by the same profession. In the Senate there is only one physician, and in the House there are bat six. There are among the Senators eight business men or merchants, one editor, two plauters, two farmers one banker, one mine owner and operator and one of no profes sion or business. Besides the 219 lawyers in the House there-are 25 merchants, 5 bankers, 3 captalists, 2 inventors 5 manufacturers, 2 teacheis, 12 farmers, 6 physician*, I architect, and builder, 4 editors, 2 millers and 3 owners and operators of transportation lines- Mhe oldest member of tha House is Mr* Wait of Connecticut, who h 69 years of age, and the youngest member is Mr. Frost, of St. Louis, who is 28 years of age. Fernando Wood has beeu longer a member of the House than any of his associate, and next in poiut of long service is Judge Ke^ly, of Pennsylvania, Mr. Siephens, ot Georgia, is generally spoken of as being older than any other member of the present House but Mr. Wait has about one year the advantage of him in that respect. In spite of Kansas fever and all other devilish designs against this country's prosperity, agri cultural labor is about as plenti ful as usual. Nearly all farmers that we have heard from have as many hands as they want.— [Monroe Bulletin. Miss^ari seems to be the ban ner State for the commission of atrocious crimes—such as mur der, arson, burglary, rape, and eyery conceivable species of abomination. In Dennison, Texas, last week, a young man bled to death at the nose. Two female tramps have re cently visited Brookhaven, Miss* The St. Louis Globe Demo crat will die with disappointment if Grant is notVe -elected. The Mouth-Marks. Some California people under took to scare a Chinaman into owning up to stealing a shirt, by putting him to listen at a tel ephone, and telling hi»< that the voice he heard commaodiug iiim to own up was that, of the Deity» and, while the racket was being worked, some one stole up be hind the fellow who \ as doing the talking at the other t nd of the line and jabbed a brad-awl into him, which resulted in the believing but nnterrified heath en's remarking that the Lord "talks vcly muchee like Melican man."—[Boston Post. A sale by auction of a tract of land fifty-one by thirty-eight miles in area, in Kansas, is to be made to satisfy a mortgage of $5,000,000, U. S. MARSHAL'S SALE. Timothy B. Edgar vs. Miss. Valley Nav igation Company of tlio South and West. No. 8585. In the United States Circuit Court for the fifth Circuit and District of Lou isiana. By virtue of a writ of fieri facias, to iue directed in the above entitled suit, I will proceed to sell to the highest bid der on SATURDAY, the 6th day of March, 1880 at 12 o'clock m ., at the main er trance to the court house, in the town of Bastrop, parish of Morehouse, State of Louisiana, the following described property, viz : lu township twenty-two, (22) north range seven (7) east in land District north of Red River. The north half of southwest quarter, section ((5) six, also in township twenty-two (22), north range six (6) east, insame district. Lot eiecht (8) aud the east half of southeast quarter .of section one ( 1) Also lots 2, ?, and 8, and the south-west quarter of the northeast quarter and the west h*lf of the southeast quarter and the south west quarter of section twelve (12)■ Also tlio southeast quarter of section eleven (11.) Also the north half of the north west quarter, and the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of soction thir teen (13). Also the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter and the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter, and the south half of the southeast quarter of section fourteen (14). Also lots 5 and 10 and the east half of the southeast quarter and the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section twenty-one, (21.) Also the southwest quarter and the west half of the southeast quarter of section twenty-two (2b.) Also the west half of the southwest quarter and the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section twenty-six (20). Also the northwest quarter and the west liait of the northeast qiyirter and the south east quarter of tii^' northeast quarter and the north half of the southeast quar ter and the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter aud the east halt of the southwest quarter and the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of sec tion twenty-seven (27). Also lot one and the south half of the northwest quarter and the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter and the north half of the northeast quarter and the southeast quarter of tho southeast quarter of sec tion twenty-eight (28). Also the north east quarter of the,northeast quarter of section thirty-three (33). Also the north west quarter of the northwest quarter of section thirty-four (34) in all 2421 69-100 acres. Seized in the above suit. Terms—Cash on the spot. T fnited States Marshal's Office, New Or leans 20th day of January, 1880. JACK WHARTON, United States Marshal. Established in 1852. MICHEL LEVY, FALLS INTO THE LINE OF BATTLE Fortified and armed with a huge stock of Fall and winter DRY GOODS. Enough for everybody, all to be sold just above cost. He means business in the strictest sense af the word. No humbug. Trial solic ited. Lehman Bros., Lehman, Durr & Co., New York. Montgomery, Ala. Leliman, Abraham & Co, COTTON FACTORS —AND— Commission Merchants, Cor. Gravier & Baronne Sts., E. Lehman, M. Lehman H. Abraham it NEW ORLEANS, L A. W. A. PEALE, COTTON FACTOR -—AND Commission Merchant No. 52 Union St., NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. John Chaffc & Sons, Cotton Factors, AND GENERAL Commission merchants, NO. 52 UNION STREET, SEW ORLEANS. B. Silbernagel, Sr., —DEALER IN— And General Merchandise, Bastrop, Louisiana: We have now in store the largest and most complete assortment of general mer chandise ever brought to this market. Gentlemens'and Boys' Wear, Ladies and Children's Dress Goods, Sheetings, Domestics, Kerseys, Flannels', Drillings» Blankets, Tickings, Jeans, Boo:s, Shoes, Hats, Hardware, Wood and Willow Ware, Etc. Returning thanks for the past liberal pateonage received from the people of Morehouse, we hope to merit and solicit a continuance of the same. THE SIHSTG-IBIR, Sewing" Machine Acknowledged to be the THE BEST NOW SOLD. Beware of worthless imi tation machines. JMZ3TS-- zi. sr. o-oasrESJS, is selling this celebrated r machine in Morehouse parish, with headquarters at Bastrop. Persons desiring the genuin« machine should call on liiiu. Machines «old on the installment plan. Daniel Neuwirth, Bastrop, Louisiana, BAKER AND CONFECTIONER AN« f .EALEK IN Family & Fancy Groceries, Consisting in part of Bacon, Lard, Sugar, Coffee, Flour, Teas, Rice, Cheese, Butter, Oranges, Apples, Raisins, Preserves, J eliés, Spices Sauces, Almonds, Pecans, Butter Nuts, Walnuts, Oysters, Lobsters. Salmon, Sardines, Canned Fruits, Stick and Fancy Candy, Fresh bread and cakes always on hand. Call and see me. I shall en deavor to make my prices suit the times. nov22 DÂN'L NEUWIRTH. Regular Rayon Barthol omew Packet. Will leave New Orleans every ten days throughout the season for Lind Grove, Plantersville, Point Pleasant, and all way landings on Bayou Bartholomew, the fast, fine and Al passenger steamer fagan." [Built expressly for the trade.! GUS HODGE, .......Master. L. P. DEL AHOUSSAYE,......... Clerk. The Steamer "Wm. Fagan" will enter the bayou on the first rise and will con tinue her trips, throughout the season. Thankful for the liberal patronage ex tended to the old boat, the "Bastrop," the owners of the Stefcmer "Wa Fagan" would respectfully solicit for the new boat a cont inuance of the same. . __ g DRESSMAKING! Miss CARRIE WHITE and Mrs. M. A. WINFREY, Having formed a co-partnership are now prepared to Cut, Fit, and make dresses in the best style and On shortest notice. Are also prepared to do Stanfping, and have a fine assortment of fancy goods— all at cheapest possible rates. COME AND SEE, Mr. A. CURTIS is offering his best brick for TEN DOLLARS PER THOUJ SAND. Now is the best time to repair your side-walks and nndor-pin your houses. Call and eiamibe the brick. A. CURTW. wanted to enow ! (ARE THE BRICK WELLS, Made by Â, Curtis What th«jj are Represented to he f We, the nndersignod, who have had wells made by Mr. Curtis are satisfied they are the best wells now in use, if bricked with good Vriclf and mortar. They are everlasting wells, cutting off all seap water, aud if we wanted a per manent well would prefer this to any other, and consider they would be cheaper than recurbing an old well. We have been using said wells from one to six years and are perfectly satisfied with he m. G B M arable, M. D. J L Pratt James Bnssey J Wm Brown Wm Law h tad A Fried ham J Leo Pettii Tienj Silbernagel Sr E K W Ross B V McDonald Henry Schneider J Henry Gray M D B C Hall H H Sanders Wm P Douglass W E McMeaus J Harvey Brigham Isaac TNaff j D M Evans Giles M Croxton John R Broduax W T Hall H H Naff J S Handy Jesepli Levy J T Dftlton TjH Sparks Mat Levy W R Mc Cr eight M D J H Jones A L Anderson J G Flewellen I could get twice as many names within two miles of town. A. CuRTIS To tîiose that wish to go into the bus iness, the plain facts are : I am (it) years old and can dig and brick 30 feet in sand in 10 hours with the assistance of two common laboiers. This is a well three feet in diameter, requiring 'M> brick to the foot. The price I ask is $2 per foot which no one, knowing the cosf of dig ging, etc., and the disposition to be made of the profits, can say is too much. I patented the well for charity's sake and will put them down on the follow ing terms : 1st. Ten per cent, of the profits shall be deposited with the au thorities of the town, city ui parish in which they are made, said fund to lie ap propriated to the benefit of the poor and helpless. 2d. The balance, 90 per cent, to be deposited in any safe bank subject to my ordttr or my agents order. The reason that so small a portion of the profits are lett where they are put down is that there is not more than one tenth of the United States that the;, can bo put down in. It is a plenty and will clothe the naked and feed tho starv ing wherever they can be used. Not one cent shall be appropriated for education. While I don't wish to sell territory I can give employment to thousands for a roy alty. A. CURTIS. IMPROVE, STRENGTHEN and PKE8ERVE the EYES — bt using — Wendell's Perfect Fitting SPECTACLES & EYE-GLASSES. —for sale by— JP. S. EOLLE1GH, JEWELER aud OPTIC AN, BASTROP, LOUISIANA. Spectacles and to suit any eye. Gold tings, breast-pins, shirt-studds, brace lets, cuff buttons, watch-guards, and everything to be found.in a first-class jewelry shop, inctuding the celebrated Calendar Clock , price only $>15. Spe cial attention paid to repairing. All work guaranteed. Country orders promptly attended to. Weddine rings made to older. jany P. S. ROLLEIGH. «/!_ Jft. PAXTOW » Co FOUNDERS, MACHINISTS AND MANUFACTURERS' AGENTS VICKSBUKG, MISS. This firm carries in warehouse full stock of Plantation Machinery. Engines, Horse Powers, Gin Stands, Grist Mills, Cotton Presses, Belting and Packing, and all kinds of fittings, etc., etc. And in addition, have every department of their large manufacturing aud repair establishment in full operation. augnst30-3m Wm. IX. Graham BASTROP, LOUISIANA, Brickmaker and Layer. Is prepared to do all work entrusted 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-Gm Grapes ! Grapes ! jtLL V*JtMETIES. Price—25 Cents Apiece. Apply to JOHN L. PRATT. rîWal Watches Î8 to $7. Revolvei . " ~ 5a Over 100 latest Novelties. ■ MU t ««.SappljCli .Still »Uta. Tena. TUE A Weekly Newspaper Published i BASTROP, LOUISIANA, as Offers Superior Inducements 1» Advertising Medium, We are Prepai ;d to turn out as «rood JOSS iroijA AS ANY COUNTRY OFFICE In the Slate terms of subscription One year m advance (W Six months J ,io Three months ;o Reasonable Discount to Those ir\u Advcitise by the Year. IT IS INTENDED TO HAKE THie Clariow A PAPER V0ÎV I'll3 i'S-.iPl.S •j d. hammonds john" m. G ADDIS J. PINCKNEY SMITH. Hammonds, Gaddis & Co , COTTON FACTORS, —AND— General Commission Merchants, 65 and 67 Caromlelet Street, SEW ORLEANS. Will make liberal advances and sell on consignment, cotton, sugar, molasses, rice, tobacco, wool, grain, live stock and country produce of all lands. Having favorable connections here and in tho West for the purchase of supplies, all orders will receive strict attention, and the interest of patrons will be closely guarded in ^price, packing aud freight ontract. augö -y "s. T. W. Meek's GENERAL A G E N Qï For portable and stationary engines of different styles, saw and grist mills, cotton gins, wagons, buggies, cane and sorghum mills, evaporators, and improv ed agricultural implements. Per *0DS de sirous of purchasing would do well, aud receive advantages by buying through this agency. Address. S. T. 'W. MEEK, Hamburg, Ark., by letter, who will promptly respond in person. Reters to Messrs. Joün Bussey, A. L. Bussey, W. A. Harrington, Col. J. Wm. Brown and Hon. Jas. Bussey ESTABLISHED 1871. W- EMBLlNGr'S Bread and Cake Bakery, BASTROP, LA. W. Embling's bread wagon delivers fresh bread in town, Prairie Mer Ronge, Bayon Bartholomew, Lind Grove, and Gum Swamp when regular orders arc re ceived. Special attention paid to the supplying of fish frys, barbecues, public dinners, etc. Wedding cakes made on the shortest notice. june'28-y JOHN HANNAH, HOUSE <t SIGN PAINTER PAPER HANGER. BASTROP, LOUISIANA. Gi^Stock taken in part payment for work.