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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.
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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.

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