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i|& ih ! m n H I B UHI. Itölr '®l /W /\WÂliiaA i ,/ä m ra*>lV Â : >è ^ 1 ] i fep ÎT*4 r\ *~v <•%« M WA % < : s T^-v : >» * ' p n f Ü iff IlIMilL' âii ,a devoted to politics, agriculture , home interests, and the MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE country. VOL. VI. BASTROP, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY MARCH 10, 1880 NO 17. oucq "ci 'i 'iüg brother," Postmas ists had been thrown oat A bill introduced in the Ilowlwîtëe CtaifiH. "PUBLISHED EVE HO' Flî HJAY . TERMS OF 8CBSCKPTIOKS. „ ( One year, in advance ^ ^ £ix months ...... ----- Three months " ' ' ADVERTISING. EAfJSS. Space. 1 1 mo j 3 mos | b mo3 j 1 year. X square. 2 squares. 4 squares. 4 column i column. 1 column. |3 00 5 00 8 50 10 00 20 00 40 00 $G 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 00 70 00 125 00 Transient advertisements will be in serted at the rate of 1 50 per square of ten lines for the first insertion, and 7o cents for each subsequent insertion. pr ofessional 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 6 u.t before the Magistrate 's Courts. Mi» ^ ^ « V, ATTORNEY AT law, MONROE, La. Will .'practice in State and Federal Courts. apiil il-y MSGi/W i j e rr, ATTORNEY AT LAV/, Bastrop, Louisiana. Office —Souih-eiist corner lof Public Square. Will practice in the courts of the 14 th Judicial District composed .of tk» parishes of Morehouse, Ouachita and E:."biau<3, and iu the Supreme Court at lilcaroe. july!9-y fAÎ. BUSBEY H.H. NAFF ISnssey èç ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will practice in the courts ot t'as 14th Te.O'wfct District, composed of the pnrisliöa of ifotf bettle, Ouachita and Richland, and a the Supreme Court at Monroe; ttlso in tin Federal Courts. . Office—East sideoi public square; C. iiKWTOK WU.T. HALL .tb'ttDtan Sc WaU, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Wili practice in the courts of the 14th Judicial District, composed of the par k'ufts of Morehouse, Ouachita and RiehUud; and also in the parishes of Uaiciu, Franklin, Carroll, Catahoula sad Jackson, and in tha Supreme Court at Monroe, Louisiana. if st, p. BASTROP, LA. Offers his professiodal sendees to the eople of Bastrop and vicinity. Can be found at his residence, or at the drug store ot Dr. A. L. Bussey, when not profes onally engaged. feb9-y Geo. B. JUarttble, Jfl. Si BASTROP, LA. I hereby tender my professional services to the people of Bastrop and Morehouse parish. When not professionally engaged, can be found at my resideneo one mile eas ortown at night, and at the Drug Store of Dr. A. L. Bussey during the day fob9-y 8. !?• BIJATT, 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 organs, the teeth. Charges for all dental services graded by quality and character dosired. to sait the times. For dental substitute», from $15, |iC0. $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 new office, near the Baptist Church. Dentistry. IN ALL ITS BRANCHES, BY DR. M. J. MAShENGILL. Gold fillings from $2 to $5; silver fill 10 Ks from SI to S3; full upper aud lower set artificial teeth $40. Extracting teeth * speciality. Having had my office Bewly fitted up, I will take pleasure in serving all persons wishing work in my COME AND SEE, -S6r. A. CURTIS is offering his best »nek for TEN DOLLARS PER THOU; SAND. Now is the best time to repair your side-walks and under-pin your houses. Call and examine the brick. A. CURTIS. LUMBER ! LUMBER ! BILLS FIL LED 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. On-STjEISEi: XJ.X3XT23. FROM TRENTON TO BAYOU BAR THOLOMEW. Steamer WILLIE) Captain R. D. MARBLE, SAM GILBERT, Clerk. Steamor If. STEIJfi Captain J. M. TINDELL .^ MÛÉÉ s JOHN C. MEEK, Clerk. Steamer St. Francis Beil, Captain LEW RICE. -Cierk. Will make regular weekly tripa in the Bayou during the entire season, connect ing regularly at Trenton with the Mam u:oth sidewheel Weekly Packet FRED A. BLANKS, of COO bale3 capacity. Nc danger of any delays in your shipment. Rates same as other beats and guaVantee to land freight at Pt. Pleasant THREE DAYS from time of shipment from New Orleans, water permitting. Freights shipped from New Orleans Wednesday will be landed at Point Pleasant Satur day evening. Steamer Willie passes Point Pleasant, going up, Saturday eveing; going down, Friday morning of every week. For further particulars inquire of JOHN A. MEEK, Agent, febS0-Cm Point Pleasant. Regular lîssyo« Barthol omew Packe*. Will leave New Orleans every ten days throughout the .-eahon for Lind Grove, Plantersville, Point Pleasant, aud all way landings on Bayou Bartholomew, the fast, fine and Al passenger steamer jJàT'WM. PAGAN." [Built expressly for the trade. 1 G CS HODGE Master. L. P. DELAHOIISSAYE, Clerk The Steamer "Wm, Fagan." will enter the bayou on the first rise and will con tinue her trips, throughout the season. Thankful for tho liberal patronage ex tended to the old boat, the "Bastrop," the owners of the Steamer "Wm. Fagan" would respectfully solicit for the new boat a continuance of the same. Lehman Bros., Lehman, Dnrr & Co., New York. Montgomery, Ala. Lehman, Abraham & Co, COTTON FACTORS —AND— Commission Merchants., Cor. Gravier & Baronne Sts., E. Lehman, M. Lehman. H. Abraham in, ) ami NEW ORLEANS, LA. W. A. PEALE, COTTON FACTOR —AND Commission Merchant No. 52 Union St., NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. §* W, RAWLINS, [SUCCESSOR TO RAWLINS & MCRHELL,] COTTON FACTOR AND Commission Merchant No. 45 Union St., NEW ORLEANS. The Morehouse Nursery, POINT PLEASAN1, La. The undersigned is now ready to re ceive orders for fruit trees for next fal delivery. Alf trees guaranteed. mar!4-y JNO. MULHOLLAND. COTTON SEED ! A few bushels of pure African Cotton Seed for sale. Apply to the Publishers of the Clarion. Price $1 per bushel. À Good Joke on a Preacher. A funny anecdote is told oi Rsv. George Mueller, illustrating the power of imagination. Last Sunday he preached iu the Cen tral M. E. Church. Now it bap pens that among/the aiembers~o? ibis church thoro is a very wor thy lady who is badly afflicted with deafness. In order to en able her to hear the preaching, o speaking tube runuing under the floor connects her pew with the puipit. At the pew end is a flexible tube, with ear piece at tached, which, when the service begins, she takes in her hand and holds up to her ear. The pulpit end terminates in a funnel shaped attachments extending down ward from the^desk, and covered with a sort of grating or perfora ted metal di c. On the Sunday in question Mueller espied the grated opening in the lop of the desk aud came to the conclusion that it was a hot air register. The fancied heat arising frurn it seemcdjto annoy him. First he moved as far away from itjas pos ■ eible, but finding that inconven ient, hsgclapped the Bible right over the opening, and, it is to be hoped, experienced no more^dis comfort. When the services were over the great apostle of faith innocently remarked to Dr. Bkjiiss, the pastor, "Doctor, you will kill yoaraelf in tL.;& pulpit. Such a current of hot air con sîantly aritsiug in your face must be exceedingly prejudicial to health. What wonderfully cu rious people you Americans are iu your methods of /heating." Dr. Bayliss was too polite to un deceiye the old gentleman, who wiil probably return to England with the impression that pulpit desks in this country are pro vided with heating apparatus for the comfort of the preacher's hands and face. What the lady thought oi' the sermon is not re corded.—[Detroit News. SPURIOUS REFORMERS. The spurious retormer, while paying a compliment to the prin ciples of reform, proves himself a fraud. He is to be found in all departments of social, political and religious life. Though a social evil himself, his aensative soul is saddened by the existence of all other social evils. In po litical life he is a plausible inven tor of strategic measures, which keep the word of promise to the ear but break it to the hope; aud as a religionist, he makes long prayers; puts a penny in the urn of charity in order that he may have a chance to get a shilling out; and to him the livery of hea ven has no value save for the op portunity it affords to serve the devil in. Parson Conley was a saintly rascal ot this latter type. He used to be extremely elo quent in depicting the sufferings of poor, neglected children in yeais gone by, and so pious and charitable was he withal, that he was placed, by the abused confi dence of genuine aimsmen, at the head of the Shepherd's Fold, where it became his delight to starve and ill use the lamb^. Another fellow of small capac ity yet infinite pretense id the oucq "ci 'i 'iüg brother," Postmas ter General Key, To tho Pha nsaia cant and unfilled decanters of the White House he Las beat the pregant hinges of his knees; and whilst violating tho highest sanctities of official lifo by unau vh'M .zcu expo.. • ci : '„ni ,'<o, ' '• - which there were no appropria tions, he has pronounced it a contamination of the mails to carry letters to persons or com panies against whom no charge of fraud can he sustained. So earnest iudeed is he in this mat ter that he ha3 actually asked Congress to so enlarge his pow ers that he can deal with legally authorized and honestly con ducted lotteries with the same degree of severity that he could it' they were base and fraudulent concerns. Now, if it had but occurred to the P. M. G. to puii the beam oat of his own eye before he under took to draw the mote out ol his brother's eye, he might have dis covered that it was less heinous to manage a leg'illy authorized and honestly conducted lottery, under the sanctuary of a reputa ble State, than it was to thrust his hand into '„he Federal Treas ury and spend money crookedly over which he had no legitimate control and for the expenditure of which there was no public na cessity. Again: where he extremely de sirous of being earnest in well doing, spito of all the suggestions of Pharisaic cant, might with far greater propriety have intervened on behalf of a promised reform in civil service by asking author ity to prevent the prostitution of the mails in carrying false and libelitf s campaign documeuts, and the official machinery by which partisan asessments on public employees are euforcud to the disgrace and demoraliza tion of our public service. Possibly some of these spuri ous reformera might be found nearer home aud—not to make too fine a point of it—in our own legislative chambers. Thoso ex treme reformers who adopt the worst and most undemocratic methods of Radicalism lor par tisan purposes, and serve them selves rather than their constitu ents, cau not expect to pass to the right when the sheep are sepeiated from the goats."— [Daily City Item. GARC2L0N-S DOINGS. The committee appointed by the Maine legislature to examine the original returns, which under went such a change in the hands of Gov. Garcelon and his council, is making some very interesting discoveries. It was with some difficulty that the returns were obtained, as they were hid away on top of a tall book case in the Governor's private office. How ever, when the committe got a hold of them it soon became evi dent that the canvass which Gov ernor Garcelon had made was fsr from fair. In fact, it was clear that some very dishonest things had been done in order to j turn the State over to the Fu j sionists.' An examination of tho i returns showed why uo Fusion ists had been thrown oat on technicalities, and why so many Republicans had lest;their places on account of minor irregulari ties. Whenever a mistake was discovered ».after the'returns'came into fho hands of the governor ■Hid council which affectcd the Fusionists, it was promptly cor rected, while where Republicans were affected, the* mistakes were allowed to stand and operate against them. Indeed, the com mittee, iu its report, says that besides these evidences of uufair uess, there are other evidences oi fraud. Returns were août back to the towns from whence they came with instructions to "doc tor" them so as to givo the Fu sionists the advantage This was done in more cases than one. If the report of this committee is to be relied upon, Governor Gar celon was not, by and means, the high-toned patriot which his friends tried to make him out.— [N. O. Times. Taking Oath Upon It. A clergyman who lately left Liverpool in one of^the huge ocean steamers began to feel rather uncomfortable soon after leaving thel mouth of the river and having had an introduction to the Captain sought him out to le ara if there was any danger. The Captain did not answer im mediaioly,~brrt led his passenger to tho forecastle and told him to listen to what was going on. The clergyman was shocked to hear a party of eailors swearing vig orously, and expressed his hor ror to his conductor. The Cap tain merely remarked: "Do you think these men would swear in such a manner if thero wa3 any real dauger?" Whoreupon the parson seemed satisfied and re tired. A day or two afterward, when they encountered rather a severe storm the clergyman, re membering what he had been shown before, managed to make, his way with great difficulty to the forecastle, and was over heard by the Captaiu as became away, exclaiming to himself, ''Thank God, they're swearing yet!"—[London Sporting Times. Tho First African Baptist church at Richmond, Va., has 8,000 members; but this immense aggregation of Christianity does uot prevent a terrible church quarrel, which is shaking the congregation to its foundations. It seems that two sisters were found fighting for supremacy in the favor of their dear pastor, aud this is how a pious old brother summmed up the matter for the Commonwealth : "De members is still consequencing on Br udder Holmes 'bout dat ar affar wid de wimin, but as yit no receedins hez bin menced gin 'im. De fac is clar, howsom dever, dat if de sisterin giu deir evidence dat he's guilty, dere is plenty folks in de church what will go for bouncing Brudder Holmes, suah." A Texan, named Walter John son, astonished the officials yes terday by counting out §250 in cash and putting it up as a bond for his appearance to answer^« charge of carrying concealed weapons. Legal advice unlim ited can be hired by that young man.—Memphis Ledger. A bill introduced in the Houco requiting all scores, shops, gro ceries and other- pinces where liquor isfsold, tobe^c^lsedou oum.ays, has been withdrawn by tho introducer, Mr. Hathaway. It is quite evident that the gen tleman got terrified at the mag nitude of his undertaking uud backed square out of it. What ! deprive the dear voters cf the privilege of taking their toddies on Sundays!—Perish the thought! What boots it to the politician if insane asylums are filled—jails and penitentiaries crjwded— crime of all kinds committed poverty ^and misery filling the land pauperism and taxation increased, so long as he can se cure votes enough-to get or re tain an office ? When will our legislators have nerve enough to do aud dare in defence of publio interests? If the gentlemau did not have stamina enough to de fend his bill—which was a most excellent one—he never should have introduced it.—[Sugar Planter. We are reliably formed that there is an effort being made by the speculators of New York and other money centers of the coun try to "oear" the co'ton market by industaiously circulating re ports that a large proportion of the crop of the valleys of tho Red and Ouachita rivers has been held back, and remains yet to go forward. So far h s these reports>pply to the cotton crop of Rod River—and we speak advisedly—there is no truth iu them. We?are informed by our most reliable steamboatmen that the cotton has all been cleaned out from Grand Ecore to the mouth of the river, and that there is very little of the staple now left between Shreveporfc and Grand Ecore.—[Shreveport, La.', Standard. The importation of wines and liquors is on thejnereape, as ev ery foreign.jvessel brings a more or less quantity of these luxuries. Three days ago the French ship Alphonse et Marie No. 2 arrived with ! 1200 casks of wine and brandies.—New Orleans Times. "There's.four Jeremiah," said Mr. Shelburne, "he went off to make his living by his wits." "Well, did he^succeed ?" "No," said the old..man, with a sigh, aud significantly tapping his head, "he failed for want of cap ital." A Californian'a matrimonial advertisement winds up as fol lows: "Fortune no object, but should require the gal '3 relations to deposit $1500 with me as se curity for her good behavior.— [Providence Journal Plows No. 1-2, 8 and 13 at Han dy's. Running against Monroe in this line. Plow points, 1-2, 8, 1 and 2. Single trees, plow lines, blind bridles, bridle bits, sweep blades 14 and 18 inch, lime and cement, bagging and ties, flour and meats of all kind at HANDY 'S. Rust proof oats at Handy' s $1.25 per bushel. Now is the time to plant. Feed oats much cheaper. Kiln-dried meal just from St. Louis. Try a barrel. Its cheap. Well-selected stock garden seeds. 200,000 brick for sale. Apply to H. D. Vaughan or T. O. Leavbl & Co.