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DEVOTED POLITICS AGRICULTURE HOME INTERESTS, AND THE MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY. VOL. VI. BASTROP, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY MARCH 12, 1880 NO 16. IgoMltGttse Claim PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTIONS. One year, in advance 00 Six months " Three months " 1 00 75 ADVERTISING RATES. gp&ce. i 1 mo I 3 mos ! 6 mos | 1 year. 1 square. 2 sqnares. 4 sqnares. 4 column £ column. 1 column. $3 00 5 00 8 50 10 00 20 00 40 00 §6 50 9 50 15 00 18 00 40 00 60 00 $9 00 15 00 23 00 30 00 50 00 90 00 |10 00 20 00 30 00 40 0Q 70 00 125 00 Transient advertisements <nll be in serted at the rate of 1 50 per square of ton lines for the first insertion, and /a cents for each sub sequent insertion. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. frank \*aughan, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will practice in the Courts of More house and West Carroll. Special atten tion to the collection of chums by suit before the Magistrate's Courts. 2». C. *f&OR€?•£•/%*, attorney at law, MONROE, La. Will [practice in State and Federal Courts. apriUl-y u.ww».r Aurr, ATTORNEY AT LAW, liustrop, Louisiana. Office—South-east corner ;of Public Square. Will practice in the courts of the 14th Judicial: District composed of the parish** <>f Morehouse, Ouachita and Richland, and in the Snpreme Court at Mciiroe. julyl9-y ÜUSHKY H.II. NAFF — ,—S hi Jt'atr. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, 13a strop. ï ^wiisiana. Will practice in the courts ot the 14th Judicial District, compose« 1 . of the parisbos of M. .rehouse, Ouachita and Richland, and u the csuproiue Court at Monroe; also in the Feùernl Courts. Ouioe—East side of public square; C. NEWTON WM. T. HA.LI. .V«w'to» Ä" MEkiiS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, jHi.=trop, Louisiana. Wili practice in the courts of the 14th Judicial District, composed of the par ishes of Morehouse, Ouachita and fenhland; and also in the parishes of Onion, Franklin, Carroll, Catahoula and Jickson, and in tha Supreme Court at Monroe, Louisiana. Vil. F. C. «IUI', BASTIZOr, LA. Offers his professiodal sei vices to the eople of Bastrop and vicinity. Can be found at his residence, or at the drug store ol Dr. A. L. Bussey, when not profes onally engaged. feb9-y Geo. B. Jtlarable, Jtt. D BASTKOP, 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 on«) mile eas oitnwn at night, and at tho Drug Store of Dr. A. L. Bussey during the day feb9-y Is, LUMBER: LUMBER!! Having leased, for a term of years, the saw mill of Mr. J. D. Howell, we are now Soliciting Orders for Lumber. All of the machinery iB of the best qual ity, in tho best repair, and we will GUARANTEE SATISFACTION. Orders for lumber will be filled promptly. W. L. &T. J. DOSS. Crû S 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 f 1 per bushel. FOB SALE. The two-story frame building on the sontheast corner of the public square. For particulars apply to decl2 E. K. W. ROSS. 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. S, W, B A WL I MS, [SUCCESSOR TO RAWLINS & MCRSELL,] COTTON FACTOR AND Commission Merchant No. 45 Union St., NEW ORLEANS. Dentistry. IN ALL ITS BRANCHES, BY DR. M. J. MASbENGILL. Gold fillings from S2 to $5; silver fill ings from $1 to i'-i: lull upper and lower sef artificial teeth $40. Extracting ieeth a speciality. Having had my office newly fitted up, I will take pleasure in eerving all persons wishing work in my line. s. IP- BTTA.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 orirans, the teeth. Cliarges.£>ç,all dental services graded bv quality and character desired, to suit the times. For dental substitutes, from $15. $60. $75, $100, $200, tip 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 new office, near the Baptist Church. Mamburg High School. 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 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 us; BUT NO OTHERS New furniture, including two fine Pianos, will be on hand the present month. D. C. B. CONNERLY, feb6 Principal. The Morehouse Nursery, POINT PLEASAN1, La. Tho undersigned is now ready to re ceive orders for fruit trees for next fal delivery. All trees guaranteed. mar!4-y JNO. MULHOLLAND. W. JfM. WJLSHBURJTi STATE AND PARISH TAX COLLECTOR, Office at A. L. Bussey's Drug Store, BASTROP, LA. 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. CUTHBERT. NOTICE. Is hereby given that no goods of any kind must bo sold on onr account except on authority of a written order with either of our signatures attached thereto. R. H. JONES, R. H. JONES, Jr. Bastrop, 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 land in the limits of the corpora tion. Apply to NEWTON & HALL, Atty's. FOR SALE. 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-lm H. C. WRIGHT. Bayard's Fresidmtial Prospects De stioyed Philadelphia , Feb. 24.—What may be regarded as a very se rious defection from the B ayavd ranks will be developed to-mor row in the flingiog op ot the Bay ard sponge by the Philadelphia Times, a journal which has for two years persistently advocated the Senator from Delaware as the most available of the Presi dential candidates before lb« Democratic party. The Times will publish a leader, in which the editor 1 * has drawn his conclu sion to abandon Bayard, or rather to assert that Bayarl is ont of the race from the Copperhead speech of the Senator, delivered at Dover in June, 1861, and re ported to-day in the New York Sun, that Journal quoting the Delaware Gazette :>f that year, which then published the speech in full. The Time9 regards this secession speech which has been dug up at this day against Bay ard as the fatal weakuess in the Senator's armor. Says the Times; "There will be mourning in many loyal hearts, Democratic as well as Republicans, over the discovory tbat a man who has stood so high in the confidence of his couutry, was in the hon» of her greatest peril not only a sympathizer with the movement for dismemberment of the Union, but an open adviser of peace on conditions dishonorable to the Union cause and fatal to its in tegrity. The case agaiust the Senator from Delaware is made out bo comprehensively, and yet so circumstantially, as to defy alike defense, explanation or pal liation. His condemnation is spoken out of his own moulb in the authorized and p:esumably revised report of his speech at Dover, on the 27th of June, ISG1. "In th6 speech on Dover Green be made an elaborate, not to say able argument, designed to weaken the confidence of the people in the cause in which they had taken up arms, and to cripple the administration, then confessedly in a life or death struggle with the rebellion. Mr. Bayard himself stated the ques tion at issue clearly in the words; 'Shall we make war upon and subjugate thi « new Confederacy, or shall we peacefully treat with them and consent to tbeir self government? "Tbe young Delawarean did not hesitate to advocate with all his ability the latter alterna tive, and under the spell of his eloquence tbe people there as sembled solemnly resolved that if a reconciliation by peaceful means should become impossi ble, the acknowledgement of tbe independence of the Confederate States was preferable to an at tempt to conquer and hold them as subjugated provinces. "Senator Bayard is a man of conspicious ability and unim peached integrity, and of his present deyotion to the Union there can be no question, but that is not enough to say of a Democratic caadidate for Presi dent of the United States. The man who aspires to that position with any hope of winning it must show a war record as clear as crystal, or the people will have none of him. This is a prsposi tion not even open to aignment: Nobody who looks to the loyal North—a considerable part of wbose'vote is an absolute neces sity for the election of a Demo cratic President —-in ps $h#& face will pretend to dispute it. li is » manifest deception for the friends of Mr. Bayard to enter tain any other idea. Then - can didate ruled hiuixelf out of t!ie lists by the speech thai lie made at Dover nineteen years ag'>, as much as he has bv the states manship of later years conserved the tolly of 78G1. That folly was not. of the kind that the nation will condone in 1880."—[Cincin nati Commercial. A Melancholy Fact. The Spriugfield Republican thus replies to an argument of the Inter-Ocean in behalf of Gen. Grant's nomination: "It ia a melancholy fact that the great attraction of Grant to many very sensible and orderly people is that In- Would take his seat on the 4ll> of March, 1 SSI anyway. 'We know and the peo ple know,' say« the Chicago in ter-Ocean, making its own italics, 'that, if Gen. Grant is chosen, le iv ill I alee Ihe offv e'" Who is to judge whether he i> chosen or not. Evidently Graut himself, tf he thinks ho is elected, in other words, he «ill 'leb- ine and 'all thought of conspiracy,' po mi ses the dobghled Inter-Ocean, 'will meK away under the influ ence of a man whose simple word will call to bis side half a million verterao soldiers.' We are at a lo->s to know what has happened in this country to necessitate the nomination of candidates who can rally half a million of soldieis to assist at the iuaugnratîou of the nest Presi dent. Yet some people »hink the apprehenson tu free institu tions from Gen. Grant's re-elec tion is 'all bosh.' As we have said before, we regard as the most dangerous sign ot the times not Gen. Grant's endeavor to get re-elected, although he confesses to a hotter ambition than we thought him capable of, but the popular disposition to nominate him in the very hope that he will play the usurper and the despot." A clergyman asked his Sun day-school : "With what re markable weapon did Sampson, at one time slay a number of Philistines?" For a while there was no answer ; and the cletgy man, to assist the children a lit tle, commenced tappiug his jaw with the tip of his finger, at the same time saying, "What's this? wbat's this ?" Quick as thought a little fellow innocently replied, "The jaw-bone of an ass, sir." Mr. H. Petzold disappeared from his home on Monday night. Yesterday bis bat was found an der the river bank foot of De« Siard street. Spots of blood were found on tbe groand near his hat. Fears are entertained that he met his death by drown ing and the river was being dragged yesterday for the recov ery of his body.—[Monroe Bul letin, 3d Why She Missed the Ferry Boat. She was to meet £ her adored one on the 9 o'clock Oakland boat, and it wanted fuleon min utes of the hour. Her hand was on the door to.go out, when it struck her that she had forgottou to hue her left eyebrow. Rush ing to glass to rectify this she the discovered a small red spot, com memorative of a departed pim ple. A dub of lily white settled that defect, and she was about to make a fresh start, when a backward glance assured her that her new hat was not as becoming as it should be. So she stopped just loug enough to give it a punch over one ear and a "hyke" in the back. Then her "Reca mier locks" wanted a little ar ranging, and an inch of blonde must be pinned across her nose. Then she parted her lips to see if her filled tooth showed very plainly, and she started a most seductive dimple in one cheek which suggested a scarp of black court-plaster on its very verge to call atteution to its dangers, like a sign-board ou a thinly frozen pond. Then she lipped the glass and struck iu the curliug tongs to hold it, and walked across the room with her head over her shoulder to get a back view, gave her drapery a twitch here and pat there, tried to see how long a step she could take without bursting the tapes, gave herself a little shake like a sparrow after a shower, changed her four but ton gloves for six, sprinkled Lubiu's latest ou her handker chief, stamped her little French heels once or twice to settle her self, and, seizing her parasol in the most approved style to show the lace to advantage, started for the ferry, where a smiling official, either in a fit of admira tion or sarcasm, offered her his glass with'whicb to watch tbe fast receding boat, already half across the baj\— [Sau Francisco News Letter. A Powerful Reaaer. "Anything in the literary line to-day, gents?" said the old book peddler, as be rested bis bundle on a table iu the boat's cabin. "What hev yer got thar?'* queried one of the passengers, who was dressed in a butternut suit. "Most anything. Here's Dick ens, Thackeray, Sir E. Bulwev Lytton, Emerson, Bennett, Ned Buntline, and other distinguished authors. Take a look." "Got thete life of Davy Crock ett?" "Here it is, complete in one volumn. Price 50 cents." "Wall, jist do me up two ov um, Mister; I'm a powerful readei; I reckon they'll de me till I get ter Texas." Tbe Mississippi River threat ens to take a new notion and make a short cut by running through Lake Concordia. Tb e river hasn't changed its course yet, but if it does Natchez will be left high and dry, and will also be six miles from the river. The Sheriff of Ouachita cap tured nine negroes on one plan tation, all charged with larceny. That's catching rogues by the wholesale. Au Even Thing. The other day two strangers were toasting their shins on op posite sides of a big stove in a ferry wharf saloon, and it was noticed that they often looked at each other as if almost cer tain fha they had met some where before. Finally one of $heq&got up and said: "Stranger, I've seen a face al most like yours. Did you ever have a brother Bill?" "Yes." "Was he a sailor?" "He was." "Did you hear of him last about ten years ago?" "Yes, just about ten years ago." "Stranger", continued tbe fiist, seeming greatly affected, "I've sailed with your brother Bill. We were recked together on the Pacific, and before help cams I had to Rill and eat him! I knew you must be related. I'm awful sorry it was your brother, and though I was driven to it and the law can't touch me, I'm will ing to pay damages. Be kinder fair with me, for Bill was old and tough. About how much do you think is fair?" The other wipod a tear from his eye spafc across the stove, and replied: "Stranger, where is your dad?" 'Been dead these twelve years," "Died in Nevada, dido's he?' "Yes, out there somewhere." "Well, I killed him TI knew you were his son the minute 1 saw you. He and 1 were in the mine, and one day as we were going up in the bucket I 6HW tbat the old rope was going to break under the strain." When we were up about 200 feet, I picked op your old dad and dropped him over. It was bad on him, but it saved me. Now, you ate my brother Bill, and I murdered your dad, and I guess we'd better call it even and shake to see who pays for the drinks." They shook, drank, and tbe old lake captains who could not tell a lie had to sit back and re alize how sad it was that they were born with such tender con sciences. Gen. Grant's response to the invitation of the municipal authorities of New Orleans to visit that city on his return from Mexico is rather evasive. Ho says in a letter to ad interim Mayor Alfred H. Isaacson, that he contemplates returning from Mexico by way of San Francisco, if he finds the facilities for travel good. If otherwise, he will re turn through Texas and visit the scenes of the Mexican war. There is grim comfort in this re sponse for the local authorities of the Cresent City, but the ed itor of tbe Baton Rouge Capito lian, who is not a worshiper at the shrine of flankeyism will fairly gloat over this snubbing on the part of Wandering Ulys ses.—[Madison Journal. In other words, yon mean that the Capitolian will admire the native sense of Grant in refusing to impose himself upon the hos pitality of a people, whom he at one time ground to the earth with the iron heel of a relentless tyrant. Grant is too sharp not to know when and where his "room is better than his com pany." Besides, he is surfeited with a ceaseless strain of fulsou' e, foolish flattery.' Genuine Red Rust Proof Oats fo sale by A. C. JJ&Mean«.