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BASTIOI ; RI»Al', : : : LOUISIANA, : MARCH 12, 1880 C. MoMEANS Editor. SCHitOEDEB, M'FAKU & MOKAKLIN, PUIÎI.ISHEHS. The Coluwoia Herald is dis gusted with our Legislature. The Guardian fears that the Democratic pnrty ot this State will soon be as corrupt as the Radical party ever was. Tbe Catahoula News and Franklin Sun will support Chas. J. Boatner, of Monroe, for Con gress in the coming election. Tbe Vienna Sentinel Will Sup port Gen. King for Congress this falî, and urges the people of the whole dis'rict to do likewise. Judge Thomas Fletcher, ore of the ablest men of the State, died suddenly in Monticello, Ark., last week. Within the last three weeks 102 horses and mules have died in Caldwell parish. It is said Buffalo gnats are doing the work Joseph Gregory and Walter Kent were arrested last week and carried to Columbia, charged with arson. They are both "civil Bights getn'men," - — The Legislative of Mississippi adjourned last Saturday. Tbe Vicksburg Herald says that body did some good work and deserves credit for its untiring industry. Mr. Sermous, of Caldwell, lost his ginhouse one night last week by fire. No insurance, and the loss is said to bo very heavy. The building is thought to bave been set on fire. The Legislature of Mississippi passed a law levying a poll tax of three dollars on all bachelors in the State. No doubt the law will • arouse the ire of many a pr>or, lonely, growliDgman. TLouisiana Democratic Stain Convention will meet iu New Orleans on the 12th of April, to select delegates to the National Convention, which will meet iu Cincinnati on the 22d of next June. A naw counterfeit $10 United States Treasury note of the series of T875, letter C., has been issued. Tbe public are warned "to keep their eyes skinned" for this ppurious bill. It is said to be easily detected. We see in the Monroe Bulletin a very interesting letter from Mr. H. D. Vaaghan addressed to the Boaid of trade of that city. The Bulletin, in speaking of his letter, says: "Mr; Yaughan is a practical and energetic man, and we entertain with great respect any idea that he ad vances." We are under obligations to Gen. King, member of Congress from this district, for the Daily Record. We are glad to note a disposition among our exchanges to rally again to the support of King for re-election. This dis trict has not in it a man who ever can more faithfully and more profitably represent it than has our indefatigable King. The Senate of Louisiana is hammering away on a bill whose design is to regulate the price and manner of judicial printing. The Picayune denounces the spirit of the bill as savoring of* Radical monopoly and Radical legislation, and hopes that a Democratic Senate will never make a law under a constitution whose most commendable feature is its antagonism, to rings and monopolies. I »consistency of oar Congress. The American legislators do some very strange things, and to an outside observer, have some very peculiar notions. It is a prevalent expression of the people of our country that the "«tern mandates of the law' must be observed. Wo hear people speak of the inexorable and inflexible edicts of tho courts, whose du f y it is to meas ure out justice to every one alike. And, as a general rule, the American people are eminently law-abiding ; they respect the majesty of the law ; ttiey ac knowledge its power and its su premacy, but how often do we see the men who make our laws cringing and pandering to a whimsical technicality, which whips justice of a culptit and robs a sufferer of his legal, morai and personal rights. So much as a preface to what may follow. Iu tbe year 1SC5, a respecta ble and well-to-do family left the State of Illinois to ainke their home in the great State of Cali fornia. The family consisted of a father, mother, and two beau tiful little girls. Their mode of travel was by private convey ance, and their journey was un attended with any th'.ng strange or unpleasant until they reached the borders of the territory of Wyoming. Here trouble—the most awful trouble—began. Here this hapless family came in con tact with the fiendish hatred of the savage Indian, beneath the keen edge of whose tomahawk so many helpless oeopla of our country have been butchered. Unprotected by any one, save tbe strong and brave arm of the fond father and husband, a band of savages attacked and merci lessly slaughtered the entire fam ily, save one of the little girls, whose faultless beauty attracted the attention of one of the Chiefs. The money and goods, consisting of a considerable amount, owned by the Illinois travelers, were divided among the murderers, and the bones of the dead were left to bleach upon the plains of that wild country The little innocent girl was car ried to the wigwams of the de stroyers of her parents and sis ter, Being young—about five years old—she soon forgot the awful fate of her loved ones. She grew up to be a beautiful maiden. Two years ago she made her escape, and finally by some strange working of Provi dence this girl, after an absence of thirteen years, was on the soil that gave her birth. Her his tory was told. The awful fate of her family was revealed. The tribe of Indians that enacted the terrible tragedy was ascertained. It was also ascertained by friends of the unfortunate maiden that the Congress of this government had appropriated the sum of $20,000 to support these very savages who had slain her pro tectors, A step was taken to elicit the sympathy of Congress in behalf of the orphaned and penniless girl. A biU to that ef fect was introduced last week It was scoffed at by the very men who had voted the hand some appropriation to the wild Indians. Now, isn't that justice with a vengeance ? Isn't that a com mendable exhibition of mercy shown to a victim who has a right to the protection of the law ! The Congress of this conn try feeds and clothes a set of blood-thirsty savages who wash their hands in the blood of its helpless citizens. This is done by a set of men, too, who have the reputation of being the most refined and intelligent of our great and glorious country Snch inconsistency seems to us to be the act of a set of gloated fools rather than that of a body of national law-makers. RADICAL CHICANERY. It seems impossible for a man to belong to the Radical party in this State and bo honest. It may possibly be the influence of the tropical climate that pro duces a morbid desire to swindle and to steal, and to act the ras cal generally; but it is neverthe less a fact that whoever identi fias himself with the Radical party of this State is sure to swing round into some pcol that emits an unpleasant and an un healthy odor. The great city of New Orleans unfortunately has in tbe Legislature a man whose sympathy is with the Radical party. That man is iu a "peck of trouble," all brought about by his inordinate and unconquera ble inclination to play a "crooked game.'^ It may have been his association that dropped him into such a predicament, but we are inclined to the opinion (as the Vienna Seutiuei says) that it was a mere result of a force of habit. Anyhow, the New Or leans Representative is in trou ble. That our readers may all know what "sucked in" the dis tinguished member from the parish of Orleanä, we will relate the circumstances. On the 28th of February tho Hon. H. Heidenheim, member of the House from the parish of Orleans, did propose to J. Henry Behan, Administrator of Com merce of the city of New Orleans, that if the sum of seven thousand dollars was given to the Legisla ture of Louisiana, the charter of the city of New Orleans shou'd remain as it is. In other words, the Radical member of the Louisiana Legislature said to Mr. Behao that $7000 would buy the vote of that distinguished body. Mr. Behen informed Mayor Patton of the proposition submitted by tho Hon. (?) Heid enheim, and May)r Patton in formed the Legislature. Thea the fuss ensued. The result of the Radical member's exposure av be his expulsion from the House. It may be that the committee appointed to investi gate the matter will conclude that Mr. Heidenheim was merely joking when talking to Mr. Behan. However, the people of this State will sullenly adhere to the opinion that "for ways that are dark and tricks that are mean" tho men who identify themselves with the Radical party can surpass tbe heathen Chinee who played such a thiev ing game of euchre. We are sorry for the Radical member of the Louisiana Legis lature, and yet hope that he will be consigned to the infamy which his contemptible chicanery le gally and rightfully allots to him In the expression of this wish we are not "miking a mountain out of a mole-hill." LIST OF LETTERS Remaining in the Post Office for the week ending Thursday at noon : D. W. Amerson, Warren W, Admill, C W Bennett, William Brent, A J Barfield, George Clay, Levy Cole, Matilna Daniel, Charlie Harris, Mrs Norah Hicks, Martin L Johnson, Pink ney King, Louisa Mixon, S T Morris, Alfred Miller, John U Mannel, Henry Mcintosh, Mrs, Delilah Polk, Joel Robinson, Wm Rtwls, Cassie Robinson, G D Smith, Mrs E S Smith, Miss Georgia A Teague, Simon S Thomas, Susan Tabb, Mrs Mar garet Williams, Mrs Easter Wil liams, Jane Washington, John Williamson. J. M. TURPIN, P. M. The St. Francis Bell passed up at day light Thursday morn ing and will be down Saturday morning, Capt, Cryer says be will make time hereafter, freight or no freight. The Rural Times has a cor respondent who is vigorously and scripturally defending intem perance. Ra!i:oa :l lectin?. In pursuance to i previous call, there was a mass, meeting of the citizens of Morehtuse held at the court house, at Castrop, La., on Friday, March àtl, 1880, for the purpose of taking the necessary stops to secure rtihoad communi cation direct from Monroe, La., to St. Louis, Mo., via Bastrop and Hamburg, Ark. On motion, the Hon. J. Harvey Brigham was calfcd to the chair, who briefly statcl the objects of the meeting, and an motion II. II. Naff, Esq., was elected Secretary. Judge James Ikissey offered the following preamble and resolutions which, after some discussion, were unanimously adopted, as follows : Whereas, There is a strong senti ment among the citizens of Drew, Chicot and Ashley counties in Ar kansas, and Morehouse and Ouach ita parishes in Louisiana, in favor of immediate steps being taken by the citizens of said counties and parishes to secure the construction of a railroad from Monticello, in Arkansas, to Monroe, in Louis iana, via Hamburg and Bastrop; and whereas, the time and occasion is most opportune to commence the good work with the hope of a speedy realization of this great object ; and Whereas, this scheme can only be accomplished by the hearty co operation of all the citizens of said counties and parishes, and by a con vention of practical and active bus iness men ; therefore be it 1. Resolved, That we deem it of vital importance to the material prosperity of the parishes of More house and Ouachita, Louisiana, and Drew, Chicot and Ashley counties, in Arkansas, to secure railroad communication with St. Louis, Mo., and that we should take steps at once to accomplish that result by inviting a hearty co-operation said parishes and counties. 2. Resolved, That in order to secure unity of action, and at once project a plan by which this scheme can lie successfully accomplished, we urge a convention to be called to meet at this place at an early day to take the matter in hand. 3. Resolved, That the parishes ind counties above named and any others feeling an interest in this enterprise, be invited to send dele gates to attend a railroad conven tion to meet at this place on Mon lay, the 5th day of April, 1880. 4. Resolved, That the chairman of this meeting be and he is hereby requested to appoint a committee of three to correspond with citizens of Ouachita parish and the counties of Drew, Ashley and Chicot, Arkan sas, and urge them to call meetings and send delegates to said conven tion. , Resolved, That the chairman of this meeting be also instructed to appoint twenty-five citizens of the parish of Morehouse, with full power and authority to represent said parish in the convention. 6. Resolved, That the M ore iiot 'se clarion ,Ouachita Telegraph, Monroe Bulletin, Hamburg Times and Monticelionian, be requested to publish the proceedings of this meeting, and give general publicity to the call for the convention, and urge, the necessity for the appoint ment of delegates to attend the same without delay. In obedience to the fourth reso lution the chairman appointed Col. R. B. Todd, Judge James Bussey and Samson Levy, Esq., as a com mittee to correspond with citizens of Ouachita, and the counties of Drew, Ashley and Chicot,Arkansas. The chairman also appointed the following named gentlemen as dele gates to represent Morehouse par ish in the convention to assemble on the 5th prox., to-wit : Judge James Bussey, Col. R. B. Todd, Capt. C. T. Dunn, Capt. W. T. Hall, II. H. Naff, Aug. Simon, Dr. G. B. Marable, S. W. Reily, Frank Vaughan, John McCrory, J. B. Williams, Hon. W. M. Wash burn, Hon. C. C. Davenport, Capt. James Ford, D. W. Douglass, A. K. Watt, A. S. Keller, Dr. T. W. Baird, J. E. Hope, James Monette, J. T. Cason, L. F, Leavel, R. II. Ward, W. R. Bunckley, M. Levy. On motion the chairman was added to the list of delegates. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. J. HARVEY BRIGHAM, Chairman. II. H. N aff , Secretary. Sight or time drafts on New Or leans or elsewhere cashed by J. S. Handy at a small discount. No man ever sold good leathe-- 1 top buggies in Bastrop as low as Handy does. Fact. Hew Advertise Schuster & Silbernngel requested us to reserve this space for their card for this issue of the Chirion, but over-run with customers, the last moment before going press they had not found time write out the card. ATTENTION ! Mr. Mat Levy has still for sale a lot of furniture, cheap for cash. Call at his house for prices, or on S. A. LEOPOLD DRESSMAKING ! AND MILLINERY STORE. Miss CARRIE WHITE, In connection with dress-making, cut ting ami fittirg, stamping, plaiting, etc., has added a nice line of millinery and fancy goods, hats and bonnets, of the latest styles, for spring and summer. Old hats made new. NOTICE. STATE OF LOUISIANA—Parish Court, Parish of Morehouse—Succession of P. L. Sirmons. Whereas. James Gallagher lias peti" tinned the Court for letters of adminis tration on the estate of the late P. L Sirmons, deceased, intestate. Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, to show cause within ti u days, why the prayer of the said peti tioner should not be granted. By order of the Court, K. R, ROSS, Dep. Clerk. TAX COLLECTOR'S S ALK. Parish of Morehouse vs. Michael Collins. By virtue of authority vested in inr by law as Tax Collector, I have seized and will offer for sale for cash to tho highest and last bidder, at the northern entrance to the court house in the town of Bas trop on MONDAY, the 22(1 day of March, the following described property, to-wit: The north half of lots 7ti and 70 and the south half of lots 10" and If 8 in Mock 14 iu the town of Bastrop, La.; seized under sections 4 and 5 of act No. 27. ox tra session of 1-78, as the property i i Michael Collins to satisfy the claims of the parish of Morehouse againt said Col lins for the amount of oue h n ml red and fifty dollars due the said parish for h;< license as saloon keeper for i he year lrf~0 and all costs. The purchaser will he required. before receiving title to said property, to pay the taxes thereon due the State and parish, amounting to ten 50-100 dollars, and also to give bond for the anion in of the State license on bar-rooms as soon as tbe same shall be fixed by the present Legislature and blanks furnished ihere for. W. M. WASHBURN, marchl2-2t Tax Collector. NOTICE. STATE OF LOUISIANA—Parish Court, Parish of Morehouse. Succession of Z. C. Perry, dee'd. Whereas, John McCrory has petitioned the Court for letters of enratorship on the estate of the late Z. C. Perry, dec d, intestate. Notice is hereby given to all whom it, may concern, to show cause within ten days, why the prayer of the said peti tioner should not be granted. By order of the Court, this March :kl, 1831*. m52t. R. R. ROSS, Dep. Clk. NOTICE. STATE OF LOUISIANA—Parish Court, Parish of Morehouse. Succession of Perry Alexander, dee'd Whereas, Fannie Alexander, adminis tratrix of the succession of Perry Alex ander, deceased, has fileu in the office ot the clerk of said couit her final account of her administration of said estate. Now, therefore, uuiess opposition is made and filed in my office within ten days from this date, said account will be approved and homologated in all its parts, Witness, the Hon. D. I. Norwood, Judge of said Court, and the seal thereot this 4th day of March, A. L>. 1880. R. R. ROSS, Dep. Clk. NOTICE, Land Office, New Orleans, La., \ February 88,1880. ) Notice is hereby given that the fol lowing named settlers bave filed notice of their intention, at the Clerk's office of Morehouse parish, La, on Saturday, the 3d day of April, 1880, to make final proof in support of their claim, and secure final entry thereof at the expiration of thirty days from the date of this notice, viz: Harriet Hightower of Morehouse has made homestead application No. 422 for the E half of the W. E. quarter section 22, T. 20, N. R. 5 E., Monroe dist,, La., and names the following as her witnesses, viz : Deuniss Pickett, E. M. Byrd, J. O. Hightower, and John Pickett, of Morehouse parish, La. Also Selina Handy (widow) who made home stead application No. 527 for the south east quarter section 23, T 22, N. R. 6 E, and names the following as her wit nesses, viz: W. G. Rawlingson, B. M. Haddick, Geo. H. Johnson, B. H. Brod nax, of Morehouse parish, La W. M. BUR WELL, Register. c il I \ < v BAR i.m oil::, Clerk, j l ---- • ' yvv ■c i 1. 15 -Will make regis 'ayou during ' !■< jg regularly at 'i moth sidewhet 1 \ A. of' s danger of any <]< Kates same as oil to land freight, at Orleans, water shipped lïoiii Ne \ n ill I kj land-d at day evening. Steamer Willie Pt. Plea it u-rmi triti a parity. No m- shipment. tant THREE ir, from New •• Freights W-dnesday asam Satur oiiiu; in>, Ssir-tmlay owing; going tlown, Yitiay morning of e.ery wce ! ;. For further j:utrnria;.. impure of JOHN A. MKEK, Agent,. febä!>-Gm l'oint Pleasant. SHERIFF'S SALE. STATE OF LOUISIANA—Fourteenth District Court, psuish of Morehouse Mrs. Sarah M. Spyker vs. J. G San didge, administrator, et. ai. By virtue of an order of seizure and sale issued by the Hon. 14th District Court in and for the parish of Morehouse in the above entitled suit and to me di rected as Sheriff of said parish and State 1 have seized as the property of tho de fendants and will proceed to sell at the door of the court house, within the hours prescribed by law, at public auc tion, to tho highest bidder, on SATURDAY, the 20th day of March, 1880, the following described property, to-wit : Lot number 5, section I, and northwest quarter of northeast quarter and northeast quarter of southeast quar ter section 12, township 20, north range four east. Lots i, 2 and 3 and northeast quarter of northwest quarter and south west quarter of southeast quarter sec tion 1. township 20, north range 4 east, and lot 1, section 3i>, township 21, north range 4 east, and south half ot lot 1, sec tion 30, township 21, north range 4 east. Lot 7, section 1 i, uoitheast quarter of northwest quart or and lot 2, section 12 and south half of northwest quarter of sectton 12, southwest qua.' er of north east quarter and northwest quarter of southeast quarter section 5, township :>U, north range 4 enst and northwest quarter of northwest, quarter, section 12, northeast quarter of southwest quarter. The southeast quarter of southwest quarter and the southeast quarter ot northwest quarter section 1, township 20, nortu range 4 east Lot, I, section 12,ami southeast quarter of northeast quarter, section 12, and northeast quar ter of north west quarter of section 12, Southeast quarter of lot 7, section il, south half of north west uuju ter of seo 12. Lot2, section 12, southwest quarter of northeast quarter, section 11, and northwest qtiat ter of southeast, quarter, section 12, and northwest quarter of northwest quarter of section 12, north east quarter of sont invest quarter, sec tion i, and .-r.-nhea-i quarter of north west quarter set -lion 1, toweship 20, north lange ; east, somh h:Jf of sonth wes r quarter, secti. it 3l>, east half of M .mthcast quarter, we-: kdf of s.uü heasG quarter am! .-out h !ia!f •>: northeast quar ter seel son township 21, north range 4 east, west half of west half section t. northeast quarter of northeast q-uui.-r and west liait' of northeast, qua', 1er of ncrtVyest quarter seel ion i, west half of southwest quarter of southeast quarter ß section 1, township 20, north range four east. Lots 1, 3, 4, and 5 and east half of southwest quarter of si utheast quar ter anil east half northeast quarter of northwest quarter, section 1, township 20, north range 4 oast and tho south half of lot 5, section 3S, township 21, north ra-uge 4 east, known as the Horace M. Polk plantation. Also two-thirds of the following de scribed lands: Southeast quarter of southwest quarter, section 30, township 21, north range 5 east, southwest quar ter of southwest quarter of south-east quarter of section 25 and west half of northwest quarter, seciton 36, township 21, north range 4 cast. Lots 3 and 1, section 31, township 21, north range 5 east, southwest quarter of southwest quarter, sectton 30, township 21, north range f> east. Lots 1, 2, and 3, the west half. Lot No. 4 and east half of north west quarter sec 36 township21 north range4 east; the south half of lot 2, west half of lot 5, west half of south half of north west quarter and northwest quarter of southwest quarter, of section 36, town ship 21, north range 4 east, known as Thus. I and Thos. R. Polk place. The said two-thirds interest of said laud be ing designated as all that part of the lain! last above described lying west of the division lino established by an act of partition between Geo. M. and Ja- 1 G. Sandidge and Bettis II. Polk on the ?th 'lay of April, 1875. All the above lauds are situated on west bank of i lay on Bartholomew, parish of Morehouse. Terms of Sale—Cash with tho benefit, of appraisement. WM. P.DOUGLASS, febl3-Ct Sheriff. NOTICE. On account of my wife's having loft my bed and board everybody is " ercJ ^ notified not to let her trade on my™ count. J.W. McGOWLN. NOTICE. The State of Louisiana is indebted to the undersigned about fonr thousa. dollars for professional services ren in civil State cases as District Atto _ y during tho years from 1872 to ISJO. tice is given that a bill will be - - b " the Legislature to baye the dnced same paid. Feb. 14th, 1880. Charles Winkler, LOCK AND GUNSMITH, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will repair guns and pistols on short notice. Satisfaction guaranteed.