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i AÎ . DEVOTED TO POLITICS, AGRICULTURE, HOME INTERESTS, AND THE MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY. VOL. VI. R A S TROP, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY APRIL 2, 1880 NO 19. loMltirose Clarion. PIT 15 LIS H BO EVERY FRIDAY. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTIONS. One year, in advance 22 00 Six months " 1 ^0 fliree months " ADVERTISING RATES. Space. I 1 mo I 3 mos j 6 mos | 1 year. 1 sqraro. 2 squares. 4 squares. 4 column ^ column. 1 column. 00 5 00 8 EiO 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 $1« 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 75 cents for each subsequent insertion. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. Frank faughan, 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 suit before the Magistrate's Courts. if. C. MORGAN, attorney at law, MONROE, La. Will [practice in State and Federal Courts. aprilll-y MJttSOJT MitSfW) attorney at law, IJastrop, Louisiana. Office—South-east corner [of Public 8q uaie. Will practice in the courts of the 14ti Judicial District composed ol tb« parishes of Morehouse, Ouachita and lticlilaud, and in the Supreme Court at Monroe. jii!yl9-y MS. BCS8KY H.H. NAFF Bussey # ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisisnu. mil practice in the courts ot the 14tli 'udicin. District, composed of the parishes of -iti>ir Ouachita Hiid Richland, and ii i.iie h .i .reme Court at Monroe; also in *.i I-Vthml Courts. • ■ 'iast sideot public square; ( .KTiW WM.T.HALL Veu-toii Sf Halt, attorneys at law, Bastrop, Louisiana. 'Vjlj practice in the courts of the I4tli .'uliciiU District, composed of the par i-li-s of Mqrehonse, Ouachita and Riciil*tid: and also in the parishes of Union, Franklin, Carroll, Catahoula *ud J*r.k*on, and in tha Supreme Court » Monroe, Louisiana. on. f. fj. « k.i v\ BASTltOr, LA. Offers his professiodal seivices 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. Jtlarable , Jf. fl BASTROP, LA. I hereby tender my professional services to the people of Bastrop and Morehouse parish. When not professioually engaged, can be found at my resideneo on<î milo eas oitowu at ni»ht, and at the Drug Store of Dr. A. L. Bussey during the day feb9-y S- F- BTJA.TT, ORAL SURGEON, Offers to the publie his professional experience of thirty years in the above speciality for the treatment of all dis eases peculiar to the month and preser vation of its natnral organs, the teeth. Charges for all dental services graded by quality and character desired, to suit the times. For dental substitute*, from #15 $60. $75, $100, $200, np to Buatt's celebrated improved gold plate, 8350 for full sets, recommended as healthy, and to perform the functions of mastication satisfactorily as to kind selected. Withont previous arrangements, cash is invariably expected. Moved to new office, near the Baptist Church. Dentistry. IN ALL ITS BRANCHES, BY DR. M. J. MASisENGILL. , Gold fillings from $2 to $5; silver fill ings from $1 to $3; full upper and lower wt artificial teeth $40. Extracting teeth * speciality. Having had my office ®ewly fitted np, I wtll take pleasure in •wving all persons wishing work in my COME AND SEE, M, r ' A. CURTIS is offering his best for TEN DOLLARS PER THOU «ÄND. Now is the best time to repair your side-walks and under-pin your tonsee. Call and examine the brick. A. CURTIS. 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. CRY33H. X j XKTE. FROM TRENTON TO BAYOU BAR THOLOMEW. Steamer IF/I/L/C, Captain R. D MARBLE, SAM GILBERT,'Clerk. Steamer JO. STEtJf^ Captain J. M. TIXDELL.C-' JOHN C. MEEK, Clerk. jf-sffc Steamer SI. Francis It ell, Captain LEW RICE. Cierk. Will make regular weekly trips in the Bayou during the entire season, connect ing regularly at Trenton with the Mam moth sidewiieel Weekly Packet FRED A. BLANKS, of tii 00 bales capacity. No danger of any delays in your shipment. Rates same as other boats and guarantee 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 lauded 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, febSO Cni Point Pleasant. 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 Bavon Bartholomew, the f;)st, line and Al passenger steamer jJST 'WM FAGAN." [Built expressly for the trade;! GUS HODGE, ...Master. L. P. DELA30USSAYE, Clerk The Steamer "R'm. 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 Steamer "H'm. Fagan" would respectfully solicit for the new boat a continuance of the same. Lehman Bros., New York. Lehman, Durr & Co., Montgomery, Ala. Lehman, Abraham & Co, COTTON FACTORS —AND Commission Merchants, Cor. Gravier & Baronne Sts., NEW ORLEANS, L A. E. Lehman, M. Lehman, H. Abraham ii W. A. PEALE, COTTON FACTOR and Commission Merchant No. 52 Union St., NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. S- W, RAWLINS, fsCCCESSOR 10 BAWLISS & MURRKLL,] 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. All trees guaranteed. marl4-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. Police Jury Proceedings. An Ordinance Authorizing the Finance Committee of the Police Jury to meet at any time during the present month at the call of the chairman of said committee for the purpose of making final settlement with the tax collector. Section 1. Be it ordained by the Police Jury of the Parish of More house, at its March term, 1880, That the Finance Committee of the Police Jury are hereby authorized and required to meet at the court house, in the town of Bastrop, during the present month, on a day to be fixed by the chairman for the purpose of making a final settlement with W. M. Washburn, Tax Collec tor, and said settlement to be as valid in all respects as if made by the Police Jury in open session, and if so directed by said committee, the President of the Police Jury is hereby authorized to grant a proper quietus to said collector. Adopted March 17th, 1880. W. T. HALL, President. Geo . A. Spyker , Clerk. An Ordinance Appropriating money to pay claims Allowed by the Police Jury at its March term, 1880. Be it ordained by the Police Jury that the sum of two hundred and sixty-eight dollars and forty-seven cents be appropriated to pay the claims allowed by claims committee at its March term, 1880. Adopted March 17th, 1880. W. T. HALL, President. Geo . A. Spyker , Clerk. An Ordinance Establishing and fixing the offices of the Sheriff and Clerk of the Dist. Court, parish of Morehouse. Section 1. Be it ordained by the Police Jury of the parish of More house at its March term, 1880, That the office of the Clerk of the Sixth District Court for the parish of Morehouse is hereby established and fixed in the building situated in the north-east corner of the public square in the town of Bastrop, a portion of which has been occupied for several years past by the Re corder, and the Sheriff's office is hereby established and fixed in the building in the southeast corner of the public square in the town of Bastrop, a part of which has been used for several years past by the Clerk of the District Court. Section 2. Be it further ordained, etc., That this ordinance take ef fect and be in force from and after the 31st of March, 1880, and all ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. Adopted March 17th, 1880. W. T. HALL, President. Geo . A. Spyker , Clerk. An Ordinance Appropriating money to pay E. K. W. Ross for old claims held by him against the parish. Section*"!. Be it ordained by the Police Jury of the parish of More house that the sum of twenty-five and 28-100 dollars be appropriated to pay E. K. W. Ross for the amount of thirty-eight 90-100 dol lars of old parish paper held by him at sixty-five cents on the dollar. Section 2. Be it further ordained, etc., That the President of the Police Jury be and he is hereby authorized to draw a warrant on the treasurer in payment of said amount, and that this ordinance take effect and be in • force from and after its passage. Adopted March 17th, 1880. W. T. HALL, President. Geo, Spyker , Clerk. An Ordinance Making an appropriations to pay commissions of J. T. Dalton, Parish Treasurer, to date. Section 1. Be it ordained bv the Police Jury of the parish of More house at its March term, 1880, that the sum of one hundred and twenty two 70-100 dollars,, be and the I same is hereby appropriated to pay I commissions of J. T. Dalton, par- j ish Treasurer, to date. ! Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, ! etc., That the President of Police Jury be and he is he: authorized to issue a warrant the Parish Treasurer in payment of same. Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, i etc., That this ordinance take ef fect and be in force from and after its passage. Adopted March 17th, 1880. W. T. IIALL, President. Geo . A. Spyker , Clerk. An Ordinance Appropriating money to pay com missions of W. M. Washburn, Tax Collector. Be it ordained by the Police Jury of tiie parish of Morehouse, at its regular March term, lN.so, that the sum of seven hundred and eighty-three 53-100 ($783 53-100) dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to pay balance of (commissions due W. M. Washburn, tax collector, to date. Sec. 2. Be it further ordained that the President of Police Jury be authorized to issue a warrant for payment of same. Sec. 3. Be it further ordained that this ordinance take effect and be in force from and after its pas sage. Adopted March 17th, 1880. W. T. 1IALL, President, Geo . A. Spyker , Clerk. An Ordinance Authorizing the President of the Police Jury to issue a duplicate of warrant No. 722, favor W M. Washburn, Tax Collector, of date Jan. 6th, '80, for three hun dred and seventy-five and 32-100 dollars, original having been de stroyed by fire. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the Po lice Jury of the Parish of More house at its March term, 1880, That the President of the Police Jury be and he is hereby authorized to issue, in favor of W. M. Wash burn, a duplicate of warrant No. 742, the same being dated January Otli, 1880, for the sum of three hundred and seventy-five and 32 100 dollars, the original of which lias been burnt. Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, That this ordinance take effect from and after it passage. Adopted March 17th, 1880. W r . T. HALL, President. Geo . A. Spyker , Clerk. An Ordinance Repealing an ordinance appropriat ing the sum of seventy-five dol lars to repair the bridge across the DeGallion on the road lead ing from the Turpin place to Lit tle Bonne Idee levee, and making an appropriation to repair said bridge. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the Po lice Jury that the ordinance appro priating seventy-five dollars to re pair the bridge across the DeGal lion on the road leading from B. Turpins place to the Little Bonne Idee levee, be and the same is hereby repealed. Sec. 2. Be it further ordained that the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to repair the bridge across the DeGallion on the road leading from the B. Turpin place to the Bonne Idee levee, and that Frank Turpin and Zeff Sisson be appointed commissioners to let out said work, and on their certifi cate that the work has been com pleted according to contract, that the President of the Police Jury be required to issue a warrant in pay ment of same whenever the condi tion of the treasury will admit of it. Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, etc., That this ordinance take effect from and after its passage. Adopted March 17th, 1880. W. T. HALL, President, Geo . A. Spyker , Clerk. An Ordinance Appropriating 8175 to paint roof jail and public offices, to repair Clerk of Court's office and build Judgets stand. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the Po lice Jury of the Parish of More house, at its March term, 1880, that the sum of one hundred and I seventy-five dollars, or so much I thereof as may be necessary, j and the same is hereby ! appropriated to paint roof » par ! ish jail and public offices, to repair Clerk's office and build Judge's stand. Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, etc.. that \\ . T. Hal!, J L. Pratt, ra .cl James Bussey be and they are i hereby appointed commissioners to let out and receive said work and upon their certificate that the work has been done according to con tract. the President of the Police Jury is hereby authorized to issue a warrant in payment of same at such time as the Treasury will ad mit of Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, that this ordinance take effect and be in force from and after its pas sage. Adopted March 17th, 1880. W. T. HALL, President, Geo . A. Spyker , Clerk. A BOON TO MARRIED MEN. Miraculous inventions are the order of the day: Even Edison has been surpassed by a genius who has invented what is called a "Married Man's Indicator." It is a wonderfully sensitive ar rangement of the ordinary ther mometer, in convenient pocket size, and is graded to a scale of eabalistic marks, which show the exact state of the domestic atmos phere at any hour of the night. The hard-worked and belated liusbaud arrives home, say at midnight. He takes out his "indi cator," thrusts it in a keyhole, and leaves it there for a few sec onds. Pulling it out quickly, he scans the dial by the moonlight's fitful gleaming. If it marks "S. A." (sound asleep) the poor hus band pulls of his boots noiseless ly, uses his night-key with bated breath, gives the door a quick shove to keep it from creaking, steals tremblingly to bed, and when his dear little wifev wakes up about two seconds afterward and wants to know how long he has been home, he is so sound asleep that Gabriel's trumpet couldn't wake nim. If the "indicator" scores "A. A., C, B. D. K. W. T." (awake, awful cross, but does not know what time it is), the husband puts a few more grains of coffee in his mouth; opens the door boldly; walks in with a slam-bang air, hits his foot intentionally against a chair; wants to know why the devil the chairs ain't kept out of the way; gets desper ately mad on general principles; scares his wife clear out of her crossuesä and intended curtain lecture; refuses to let her get up and strike a match—never did like a light at night, nohow; re marks gruffly in response to a imid inqniiy that "it's about twenty-6ve minutes past 10," and then turns into bed in such an apparently awful state of mind that the wife of his bosom is afraid to speak to him—at which he is very sad, of course. There are numerous other marks 8n the indicator, showing just where it will do to "play the lodge dodge" or the "sick friend;" or "been standing on the corner talking with so-and-so for more than an hour;" or general or honorable this or that from you know where, was in town, and had to go away on the 2 o'clock train, and he insisted so strongly that the whole party stayed up to see him off, although it was a great bore, and we only did it through courtesy." But the most awfully awful of all the cabalistic signs on the dial is the one at the top, about two marks above boiling point. When the weary husband comes home about 4 a. m. from the di rection of the butcher shop, with a roll of meat high in the air, so that every one he passes cannot fail to see it, and sticks the "in dicator" in the keyhole, ho is al most to weak to draw it out. With hair on end he reads it by the faint light streaming in upon him from the eastern hills, and sweat breaks out on his noble brow in drops as large as wal nuts, as he seos Ihe buib of the indicator jammed smack up against "II. H. S. H. W. F. T. J. I. T. D " (red-hot and still a heat ing and waiting lor you just in side the door.) The inventor of the instrument says that when this terrible misfortune overtakes a man he feels that there is noth ing left in this world worth living for, and appreciates the full force of those beautiful lines: "This world is all a fleeting show. For man's delusion çiven." He slings the meat out into the yard, and braces himself for the coming fray, but says nothing, for nothing can be said. Be he ever so gifted a liar, his accom plishment ia more than valueless. No lodge, no sick friend, no talk ing on the corner, no sitting up to see the general off, no swear ing that he will never do it again —in fact, nothing will avail. It is au absolutely indefensible case. He is caught in flagrante delicto. Even the ghastly gayety with which, two hours previous, ho had said to the boys that ho "guessed he'd see it out now— might as well be killed for a sheep as a lamb"—had all vanished. The indicator having told him the exact situation of things he knows just what to do, and that is nothing, but get into bed at once and wrap the drapery of his couch about him, pull the pillow over his ears, and wait for his wife's breath to give out. It's awful while it lasts, but has its use in relieving the unfortunate husband's mind of part of its load^ The indicator is a great inven f ion, and no family should be without one. For sale at all stores where they are kept [Cincinnati Enquirer. It is a lamentable fact that too many young men and young wo men pass years at expensive col leges, and learn to read Cicero, Horace, Lucretious, Ovid, Se neca, Tacitus and all the other classic authors in the original; become familiar with the most difficult music, and yet come home wanting in the rudiments of arithmetic, syntax, prosody or orthography. The youth who aspires to be successful in busi ness, should first store his mind with useful and practical knowl edge, and the young miss, who may possibly have to carve out her fortune amidst the kiss and kick of circumstance of life, should do the same thing before devoting so much time to that parlor ornament—music and what we generally call the "dead languages." Be perfect in the practical, for every day life, first and then the ornau'ent&l will come in very well. We go through life like ^ man with a dark lantern, throwing light only on'tbe few steps be fore; bnt since, little by little, all the miles of mysterions darkness that stretches beyond onr sight, will become the few steps before us, the light, thank God!* is enough for the whole way. The happiness of life is made ap of minute fractions, the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss orja smile, a kind look, a heart felt compliment, and the count less infinitesimals of pleasureable thought and genial feeling.