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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
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
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!"
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
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
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
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
Seized in the above suit.
Terms—Cash on the spot.
T fnited States Marshal's Office, New Or
leans 20th day of January, 1880.
United States Marshal.
Established in 1852.
Fortified and armed with a huge stock
of Fall and winter
Enough for everybody, all to be sold
just above cost.
He means business in the strictest sense
af the word. No humbug. Trial solic
Lehman Bros., Lehman, Durr & Co.,
New York. Montgomery, Ala.
Leliman, Abraham & Co,
Commission Merchants,
Cor. Gravier & Baronne Sts.,
E. Lehman,
M. Lehman
H. Abraham
Commission Merchant
No. 52 Union St.,
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana.
John Chaffc & Sons,
Cotton Factors,
Commission merchants,
B. Silbernagel, Sr.,
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.
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,
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.
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
[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
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.
Mr. A. CURTIS is offering his best
SAND. Now is the best time to repair
your side-walks and nndor-pin your
houses. Call and eiamibe the brick.
wanted to enow !
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.
— bt using —
Wendell's Perfect Fitting
—for sale by—
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
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.
Wm. IX. Graham
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 !
Price—25 Cents Apiece.
Apply to JOHN L. PRATT.
Watches Î8 to $7. Revolvei .
" ~ 5a Over 100 latest Novelties.
■ MU t ««.SappljCli .Still »Uta. Tena.
A Weekly Newspaper Published i
Offers Superior Inducements
1» Advertising Medium,
We are Prepai ;d to turn out as «rood
JOSS iroijA
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.
THie Clariow
A PAPER V0ÎV I'll3 i'S-.iPl.S
•j d. hammonds john" m. G ADDIS
Hammonds, Gaddis & Co ,
General Commission Merchants,
65 and 67 Caromlelet Street,
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
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
Bread and Cake Bakery,
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
Gi^Stock taken in part payment for

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