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VOL. VI, BASTROP, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY APRIL 9, isso NO 20. XJ IMTUMSHHiO ÉVERy F MO W. TKIÎS1S OK SUBSCRIPTIONS. One year, in advance..*.! S3 00 Fix mori/hs " — 1 j'lirff months " '•> AJJVKRTI SING BATES. 1 square. 2 squares. 4 squares. 4 column ,j column. 1 column. »? »/* §:i oo f> 00 8 50 1 ;i no ■20 00 40 OH y 50 15 00 18 00 40 00 60 00 _v i. - $',» 00 15 00 23 00 30 00 50 00 <Ju 00 §10 CO •20 00 80 00 40 00 70 00 125 00 Transient advertisements will l>e in serted at (lie rate of 1 50 ]>er sqnare of ten lines for t.lie first insertion, and 75 cents for each subsequent insertion. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. F?uni: fiiKglian, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will practice in the Courts of More house and West Carroll. Specialatten tion to the collection of claims by suit before the Magistrate's Courts. n. c. ATTORNEY AT LAW, MONROE, La. Will ."practice in State and Federal Court*. a priil l-V S,i. JlSto. ï • i, III ' 5 *, ATTORNEY AT LA IV, Bastrop, Louisiana. Office—South-east corner of Public Sqnare. Will practice in tiie courts of the 14tti Judicial District composed of the parishes of Morehouse, ()uaehitaand ilichiaud, and in the Supreme Court at Mouioe. july 10-y JAS. BUSSSY Il.If. NAFF J&'tssetf »V JVatf\ AT|EOj.*NE Y S_AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will practice in the courts ot the 14t.h Judicial District, composed ol the panshas of Sloruhouse, Ouachita and Richland, and n the «Supreme Court at Monroe; also iu the Federal Courts. Oilier—East side ot public square; C. NEWTON WM.T. 11 MX .Vevton Sç S! !f!, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will practice in the courts of the 14th Judicial District, composed of the par ishes of . Morehouse, Ouachita and Richlaird; and also in the parishes of Uuiou, Franklin, Carroll, Uatahoula tedJackson, and ill tha Supreme Court Monroe, Louisiana. g* n. f.\ |7. «B.ÎF, BASTROP, T.A. Offers his professiodal seivic.es to the .eople of Bastrop and vicinity- Can be found at his residence, or at the drug store of Dr. A. L. Hussey, when not profes onally engaged. febfl-y Geo. Ii. JUarablc, *11. to BASTROP, I.A. I hereby tender my professional services to the people of Bastrop and Morehouse parish. When not professionally engaged, cm be found at ray resideneo oiw mile eas oitownat night, and at the Drug Store of Dr. A. L. Bussey during the day febi)-y ©. !P. 33XJA .TT» ORAL SURGEON, Offers to the public bis 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 onrans, the teeth. Charges for all dental services graded by quality and character desired, to suit the times. For dental substitute*, from $15, £00. $75, $100, $200, up to Bnatt'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. MASsENGILL. Cold fillings from S2 to §5; silver fill ings from ?1 to s'.ft full upper and lower set artificial teeth $40. Extracting teeth a speciality. Having had my office newly fitted up, 1 wtll take pleasure in •ervjng ail persons wishing work in my liai;. COME AND SEE, Mr. A. CURTIS is offering Lis liest brick for TEN DOLLARS PER THOU SAND. Now is the best time to repair Tour side-walks and nnder-pin your houses. Call and examine the brick. A. CURTIS. LUMBER ! LUMBER ! BILLS FILLED ON SHOT NOTICE \T PRICES T<W fx. -J SUIT THE TIMES ! Cypress a Speciality, AND AS CHEAP AS PINE. Mill six miles West of Bastrop. Free Ferry at Magnolia place. VV. K. HENDERSON. oxtYssn xjijsria. FROM TRENTON TO BAYOU BAR THOLOMEW. j Steamer II "fl/fclE, ^ Captain R. D MARBLE, SAM GILBERT,'Clerk Steamer to. STKIJ%\ Captain J. M. TINDELL, - JOHN C MEEK, Clerk. —^ Steamer St. Francis Iiell, Captain LEW RICE. Cierk. Will make regular weekly trips in the Bayou during t he ent ire season, connect ing regularly at. Trenton with the Mam moth sidewiieel Weekly Packet FRED A. BLAN KS, of 6< 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 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, feb20-6m Point Pleasant. omew Packct. Will leave New Orleans every ten days throughout, the season for Lind Grove, riantersvilie, Point Pleasant, and all way landings on Bayou Bartholomew, the faut, line and Al passenger steamer Ä"Wtt FAGAH." [ Built expressly for the trade. 1 GUS HODGE, Master. L. P. DELA30USSAYE Clerk The Steamer "Wm. Pagan" 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 "Wm. Fagan" would respectfully solicit for the new boat a continuance of the same. Lehman Bros., New York. Lehman, Dnrr &■ Co., Montgomery, Ala. Lehman, Abraham & Co, COTTON FACTORS —AND— Commission Merchants, Cor. Gravier & Baronne Sts., E. Lehman, M. Lehman, H. Abraham ii NEW ORLEANS, L A. Kcjsrulal* .Kayou W. A. PEALE, COTTON FACTOR AND Commission Merchant No. 52 Union St., NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. S. W, RAWLINS, [SUCCESSOR TO RAWLINS & MURRELX.,] 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. Ail trees guaranteed. niarll-y JNO. MLLIIOLLAND. COTTON SEED! A few bushels of pure African Cotton Seed for sale. Apply to the Publishers of the Clarion. Price §1 per bushel. DAVIE'S WOOING. "O Jennie, cease your merry song, And stay your busy spinging; Ye ken that I've been wooing long. Ami yet I'm but beginning; For aye something or ither's wrong, And sets me back in winning. "If I were just some bonnie flower Upon VOIir brenst reclï" : "~ jiayoe yi;ii <t ken in some bright hour 'j hat I for yon was pining; Maybe I'd find some nnkeut power My heart with yours combining. sjjk "Or, if I was some bonnie bird, Say .just a cusliat cooing Or if a summer breeze that stirr'd Whatever you was doing, I think perhaps I might lie heard, And make some speed in wooing. "O lassie, if I only knew The ways of ither's willing, What bonnie bird or flower might do In love's most sweet beguiling, Perhaps then when I came to woo I, too, might find you smiling." "Deed, Davie lad, you're much mista'en For bird or tlawer to tarry; I hate to gie a body pain, If you your plea would carry, Come as yourself, and say out plain, 'Jennie, when shall we marry ?' " Death at the Bridal Altar. Iu the midst of the great events of che war such incidents as the following Were comparatively un noticed, and left to be long after wards related in print. Miss Annie Pickens, daughter of the Governor of South Carolina, was to be married April 22, 1863, in Charleston, to Lieut. Andrew DeRochelle. The wedding party was assembled in the Pickens residence, and the clergyman was asking the bride if she was teady, when a shell from a Union In the harbor broke into tué room and burst. Nine persons were hurt, but only Miss Pick ens' wound proved fatal. She bore the pain with wonderful fortitude, and was unmoved when informed that she bad only an hour or two to live. DeRo chelle said that he would like to have her die his wife, and the poor girl smiled sadly in assent. The guests remember the scene as far more pitiful than they can describe. The bride lay on a sofa, her white dress dabbled in blood and her hair disheveled, while her pailed face was so wrung with agony that her efforts to smile became futile. The cer emony was hurriedly performed, though the bride's ''Yes" was in a faint, labored whisper, and her lips hardly moved in response to her husband's kiss. She died immediately afterward.—[Nash ville American. Never sit down and brood over trouble of any kind. It you are vexed with yourself or the world this is no way to obtain satisfaction. Find yourself em ployment that will keep yonr mind active, and, depend upon it, this will force out unwelcome thoughts. The editor of the Baton Rouge Capitolian, according to his own assertion, can certainly beat any man we ever read of to "mix drinks" in order to get his nerves steady. We should like to see the color of his nose. Nothing makes a woman so mad as to go to a shoe-store to buy a pair of cheap slippers for her husband, and have a clerk to sell her the identical pair she has just worked for a Christmas preseut for her minister." Life is too short to nurse one's misery. Hurry them across the lowland, that you may linger longer on the mountain tops. Mother Shipton's Pronheeies. [Vicksbnrg Herald.] A ew years ago we^republish ed tlie doggerel known as Mother Shipton's Prophecies and re marked at the time that they were a fraud as a matter of been cut from who'e cloth or had been revised to suit the occasion. Our prophecy has proved cor rect, though we el-iim no credit, for predicating what every intel ligent person whose mind was not early tainted with suspicion, must have known. The loi low ing article from the New York Journal of Commerce pricks the bubble, and we hope to hear no more of Mother Shipton : "Mother Shipton was a versa tile character who lived more than three hundred years ago. and uttered a number of .so called prophecies, "They were, for the most part, a vague, unmeaning jumble "1 seeming predictions applicable to no special event, aud without point or general interest, la 1041 a pamphlet containing a medley of this sort, chiefly in halting verse, Was printed in Loudon, and her 'Life and Curi ous Prophecies' were given to the public in 1677. "In 1862 Mr. Chas. Hendley, of Brighton, England, issued what purported to be an exact report of "A Chap-book version" of Mother Shiptou's Prophecies, from the 'edition of 1448.' In this, for ^ha . a <-"=•§ were point and pith, aud special application. Ail modern discov eries were plainly described, and one prophecy which began. "Carriages without horses shall go." and set lorth the railroads, tele graphs, steamers, and other mod ern inventions, wound up with "The world to an end shall come In eighteen hundred ami eighty-one. "This, of course, quite startled the public. If all other impor tant events of the nineteenth cen tury had been so aptly described, why should not tue last pre diction be fultilled ? We copy the prophecy, and without know ing anything of its source, de nounced it as a forgery. An En glish paper replied that it was an exact reprint of the old edi tion for nearly 259 years on file in the British Museum. We sent our correspondent to the Museum and learned that there was a chap-book of that title bearing date 1641 ; another of 1642 containing what purported to be Mother Shipton's portrait; other curious prophecies dated 1648, 1662, 1667 ; and 'Mother Shipton's Life aud Curious Prophecies' complete in an oc tavo ediiion of 1797. We then purchased the reprint and sent to have them compared. This proved that a fraud had been committed. The old prophecies were a vague jumble of local predictions that might have been fulfilled at any and every decade since their date. All the pointed and interesting predictions in the new issue Were not in the old book; and were either interlinea tions, interpolations, or entirely new fragments, evidently written after the events they were sup posed to predict. We pressed the point and the secret then came out. In the spring of 1873 Mr. Headley wrote a letter con fessing that he had fabricated the prophecy abovo quoted and ten others, in order to ren der his little book salable. He had started iu good faith to reprint the old chap-book, but finding no' hing yi it applicable to modern times, he had net his own wits at work to supply the omission. We have given this at some length, as portions of these literary forger es jjro still .Ii ; ioiiu I . iLs picas ar veri i a ble au tiij tes." The Case of Senator Hill. Tho Washington correspon dents, with whom Senator Ben. Hill, of Georgia, seems to be no favorite, are pursuing a most dis honorable course as to the scan dal sought to bo fastened upon him. The woman Raymond is not only a well-known black mailer but a self-convicted per jurer, who has put herself be jond the pale of decent recogni tion or beSief. She is repre sented as a foul, disgusting wo man of the town. I' is impossi ble to conceive her as any man's paramour. O m the face of it, her personal aspect gives the lio'to her story. But her story itself is preposterous. First sho swore Hill to be the father of her child. Next she swore he was not. Now she swears he was not. Now sho swears that he is, and declaring that she received thirty dollars for recanting her first statement, she reasserts because he refuses to give more. This latter is as improbable as the rest. Senator Hill is a man of fortune, who has u!wai>£_rli2°r> "iihrj"t}l h ja money, and it is incredible that if he were guilty, he would un dergo so much persecution, when he could have rid himself of it for so little. But it is urge d that the female lawyer, Belva Lock wood, has made specific charges and defied Hill to come into court and meet them, and that the failure of Hill to di so is a confession of guilt. Is it so? Must we always accept tho gage of nasty battle under pain of conviction? This Lockwood wo man charged that Hill had se duced a sixteen-year-old girl; that ho got the father of the girl a place in the Post-office De partment; that he had one of her brothers appointed to tho Signal Service and another brother made a page in the Senate; and that ho gp,vo tho girl herself a watch: Now tho Postmaster General denies the first state ment, the chiof of the Signal Ser vice the second; and the Ser geant-at-Arms of tho Senate the third. What more would reason able people have? Senator Hill is fifty-seven years of age. He is a sober, hard-working man. No man can be said to be, in a genoral way, above suspicion; but. it is simply incredible that h man of so much discretion, to say nothing elso of him or for him, should compromise himself with a sixteen-year-old girl. We don't believe a word of it, and we are amazed that a case which rests upon no foundation at all no more than tho widow Oliver's against Simon Cameron, which might with equal propriety have been brought against anybody e l se —should rest for a moment in the public mind. That there is a conspiracy i3 obvious, arid wo suspect that certain Wash ington correspondents, who have hitherto borne a character for decency, know more about this than they are ready to admit.— [Courier Journal. A Cautious Axswe t.—It was sm 1 of President Van Buren that no one r mid get a downright yes or no from him. Tho same is saiil of a distinguished English man, / reh-Deacon Donison, At least in debate he will never commit himself, while hoisquick to take advantage of "evorv point in tho game." If the following story about him illustrating this fact is not true, it is certainly "well inven ted." Donison was closely pressed in an argument, but was resolved to die hard, and at length his antagonist, a virtuous engineer of the Smiles ideal, lost patience at tho irregular warfare of the arch-deacon. "Look here, sir," ho exclaimed desparingly, "d^ you acknowl edge that two and two make four?" "I am not prepared to mako an admission of that impor tance," replied Donison, "till I have given tho subject the ma turist consideration. Sometimes it is supposed that thoy mako twenty-two." Dr. J. R. Graves, tho eloquent Baptist Minister, preached in Minden week beforo last on tho subject of spiritualism. The Tri bune reviews the Doctor's speech in a racy, piquant, trenchant ed itorial, iu which we find a good deal of doubt expressed asjtojtho correctness of Mr. Graves posi tion. The fJ- ctr-ii.! will use ail of its powers aud in fluence for tho re-election 'of Gen. King this fall. The Jour nal "knows when it has a good thing." Now we,want the Tele graph andiBulletiujto fall ia lino with King boomers. An enterprising and charita ble firm in Now Orleaus havo three Brahma cluckßns, which they propose to raffle off and give the proceeds to the suffer ing poor of Ireland. Nearly ev erybody in tho city stakes a chance. A quarrel arose between Jacob Frey and his wife in St, Louis the other day about money mat tors, aud Jacob, whose ago is 69, cut his wife's throat and thon cut his own. Both died. Minden has organized an "Irish Relief Fund Association." Tho Democrat's editor was "strapped" when appealed to for money. The Telegraph says that boat loads of corn and bacon aro passing up the Ouachita aa profits on cotton that went down! Tho indications aro that a bloody war is ponding between China and Russia. If those two countries collide, a terrible struggle will ensue. A negro woman, 70 yearB old, accidently fell in tho fire in Don» aldsonville last week and was so badly burned as to cause her death. Science is advancing every day, A German professor has discovered that a cat can bo made to have tho whooping cough. There were throe weddings on the same day in Winnsboro labt week.