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sÉorfItottse Clarion.
FRIDAY, : : : : : : APRIL 9, 1880
Subscribers, take notice! and
remember that our terms are
$2.00 in advance, and 83,00 on
time. This rule will be strictly
adhered to.
A negro was hung for murde
in West Raton Rouge on the 2d
iust. He confessed his guilt,
and sai l he was prepared to die.
Nine negroes, charged with
burglary, were caotured in the
parish of St. .John la&t week and
carried to New Orleans for safe
Jay Gould owns more rail
roads than any other man on
the globe. He controls nearly
nine thousand miles of railroad
and is negotiating for two thou
sand miles more.
At Winchester, Ky., on the
3d inst., a young negro buck,
who had attempted to outrage a
beautiful and respectable white
girl, was takeD from the authori
ties and hanged by a m<>b. Good !
Harry Hyams, of the Sugar
Planter, loaned Harry Gould, of
the Livingstonian, a bible seven
teen years ago, and Gould has
not read it through yet. Hjarns
is getting anxious about his good
In Pointe Coupee parish re
cently, a white man endeavored
to suppress a row between a
negro man and his wife, when
the negro ran toward the white
man with a fclub, which reminded
the white man that danger was
ahead. He thereupon shot and
killed the menacing darkey.
fthilî 5 WtMeaM, &»•'
Gcant visited the mammoth com
mission house of Lehman, Abra
ham & Co., whom he asked many
questions relative to the great
cotton trade done in the great
cotton city. The General ex
pressed himself as highly elated
at the information he* received
from his visit to the huge firm of
Lehman, Abraham & Co.
The Louisville Courier-Jour
nal, one of the staunchest and
most powerlul Democratic news
papers on the continent, is an
uncompromising advocate (A Til
den as the most available and
the most influential candidate
that can be placed before the
country by the Cincinnati con
vention for the office of Presi
dent The Courier-Journal con
tends that the two nominees of
the two parlies will be Grant and
Tilden. Mr. Watterson, the ed
itor, is generally a very shrewd
man in political farsightedness ;
but in this particular instance it
is to be hoped that he is sadly,
badly, mistaken.
If Tilden is to be the opponent
of Grant, the Democracy of this
country had as well make up
their minds at once to live four
years longer "ander Republican
rule. Just so certain as Tilden
is nominated at Cincinnati, just
so certain will the Republican
party succeed in the Presidential
For this^'very reason do we
emphatically oppose the idea' of
instructing our delegates to the
national convention to vote to
the last for a certain man: We
do not believe there is an aspi
ranMn the Democratic party to
the high office of President, who
cannot outstrip old Ti!d®n in a
popular Presidential election.
Just so long as certain delegates
from certain States are bound by
inexorable instructions from their
constituents, just so long will the
chances of Tilden's nomination
be augmented.
Perhaps no other question has
agitated the people of the South
so much since the war as the
one which we propose to discuss
briefly in this article.
PiJOr to the war, labor in the
South was such as could be con
trolled and relied upon. Labor
was firm, stable and profitable.
The war revolutionized the whole
labor element, and transformed
the mode of carrying ou .ill of
oar enterprises that are depen
dent upon manual labor. That
labor which, previous to the war,
could be directed and controlled,
is now in thousands ot instances
slothful and profitless. The
great question, therefore, before
the people of the South, and es
pecially ueiore tue people ot
Louisiana, is the feasibility and
advisability of substituting white
labor on our cotton aud sugar
farms for that of the negro.
Many argue that such a change
is not feasible—practicable ; and
others think it would result prej
udicial to the interest—the vital
interest—of the country, tsken
as a country.
We believe that such a change
is practicable, but as to the wis
dom of it, we have some sincere
doubts. If the white people, who
own the property of the South,
would unite in one grand bods,
with a fixed determination to en
courage and urge white immi
gration from foreign lands, it
would not be long until a stream
of industrious laborers would
come pouring into our borders,
and they would soon root out
the thriftless and dissatisfied
negro. Ireland has on her shores
thousanda upon thousands of
honest, industrious, hardy la
borers, who are ready and anx
ious to go where their toils will
be rewarded. All that is neces
sary upon the part of our land
owners is to let these poor, hon
est, energetic people know that
they are wanted, and tbej' will
come. Indeed, we may' not go
to Ireland to fiud white and in
telligent labor to supplant that
of the negro. In the northern
States many poor white men are
anxious to come South. All they
ask is that employment be as
sured them. If that is given
them they know that they can
soon push the negro aside.
Hence, upon a moment's re
flection, We can readily see that
it ia an easy matter to get rid
of the negro, aud do so legally.
But is it best for the country ?
And by this we mean, would
such a change, in (he end, result
profitably to the property-hold
ers of the South ?
The New Orleans Times, in
discussing the labor troubles that
uow exist in some of our south
ern parishes, thinks that such
strikes and such riots are but
the natural out-bursts of a vi
cious, violent, turbulent, and ig
norant race. We admit that to
be the case, t" some extent.
The negro is full of hate, and
loves to vent his spite toward
the white race, between whom
and himself there is not the least
congeniality. Bat then we hear
of strikes among white laborers.
Nothing has ever been seen to
equal the fiendish work of the
Pittsburg riots of 1877, and yet
it was the work of white men.
It will not do to swap negro for
white labor, upon the ground
that strife and riots will be at an
Our opinion is that bo long us
the negroes are rcHling to remain
in the South, just so long ought
the people of the South look
over their short -comiDgs, which
are but the natural consequences
of ignorance. We might be ben
efited by their removal, and we
might be incalculably injured.
It may require a long time, but
we believe this great labor prob
lem will eventually solve itself
and then will come the day
when the Sooth's waste-places
will be turned into luxriaut
fields, and prosperity will t^ani
gladden the hearts of a pople
who have so long strugglet'auiid
commotion aud disadvanages.
Let us keep cool !
On the night of the lstiust.,
we listened to the distmgiished
preacher whose name heacs this
article with intense in erest He
preached for one hour fud a
half. This was the first tine we
ever had the privilege of htaring
Dr. Graves, not having tie op
portunity of attending whan he
was here in March. In fact, it
was the first time we ever saw
the celebrated Baptist debater.
Hence, having in enri^ uf a L ap-' 1
and read ho much of the great
Memphis preacher, our interest
was wrought up to the highest
pitch when we entered the beau
tiful church, which was packe 1
with meD, women and children,
who seemed as eager to hear a
"big gun'' asourself. Dr. Graves
personal appearance is pleasing
to look upon. He has a genial
face which betokens and reflects
an earnestness of purpose in the
great work which engnges his
talent. His eyes are keen, flash
ing, and indicative of the gigantic
lutellee^ which has won for him
such extensive fame.
His subject was the "Conver
sation between the Savior aud
Nikodemus. " He handled it as
one who "speaks with authority."
Iu the first two divi.-ions of his
sermon the profoundest argument
was displayed. Occasionally he
soared away iuto the enchanting
fields of rhetorical eloquence, and
did it with Such graceful fluency
and faultless gesticulation as to
enlist the attention of the most,
careless and thoughtless listener.
We do not think we ever saw in
the pulpit a more easy and
graceful orator than Dr. Graves.
With him the art of cadence aud
gesUejalatfop has -been masîeretï..
His voice is trained to articulate
with perfect melody the highest
pitch of flighty oratory, or the
gutural whisper of the most
tragic description. No one who
listens to Dr. Graves can doubt
that he possesses extraordinary
ability. His writings, which have
a world-wide fame, attest that
fact. But then there is a point
of doubt as to his sincerity and
as to the genuine good which he
exerts as a Christian preacher.
He may do much good—no doubt
be does. But from what we have
read and seen of Dr. Graves, we
sincerely beiieve that his power
ful talent could be more profita
bly employed than it is. The
disposition which he has ever
manifested to take issue with
every other church than his own,
generates a spirit of distrust
among that class of people
whom the preacher—the sincere
preacher — should endaavor to
benefit. His merciless and re
lentless attacks upon the Church
of Rome, and upon Pedo-Baptist
churches do not savor of true
Christianity, aud in this lies bis
fort, Instead of laboring to
alarm the sinner of the sinful
ness of sin, he spends his mighty
mental powers in berating, and
denouncing and misrepresenting
the designs and purposes of those
who honestly disagree with him
in religion. Dr. Graves' church
may be the church. All others
m ay be wrong. If they are, a
vindictive railery upon the part
of the Doctor towards those er
roneous churches will never in
duce their members to unite with
his. If the Missionary Baptist
Church is th$ chnrch, and all
others are "harlots," (as the
learned Graves declares) then
we think the Church of Christ is
a very small affair, when we com
pare the number of its members
with the inhabitants of earth.
Go to Heller & Turner for a goo
wagon, from $55 to $65.
Winnsborough is almost en
tirely surrounded by water.
A wnite man hacked a negro
on the head with a hatchet last
week in Rayville.
When will Richland ever have
another court ?—[Beacon.
Have you got a serious case in
court, Manu h am?
Many cattlo are dying in
Richland from gnats aud want of
food, on account of the high
The Claiborne Guardian gives
Captain Farmer and his license
bill particular fits. "Go for him,"
The editor of the Ouachita
Telegraph will be a delegate
from tüat pansu iu >u D o«.».
Gov. Wiltz called upon Gen.
Grant at the St. Charles Hotel,
when the "Silent Wanderer" was
in New Orleans.
Gen. Grant was received with
the greatest enthusiasm and with
the siucerest hospitality by the
citizens of New Orleans.
If the Legislature finishes the
business that ought to be done,
an extra sessiou will be iuevita
ble. Truly, Louisiana has a
model set of Solons.
The Beacon will support Gen.
Kin->; for Cougress frou' a sense
of honest duty to the distin
guished legislator. Right again,
The wafer between Monroe
and Vicksbtug is still rising and
likely to continue to rise. It is
thought the cars will not run
through before Junei
A detective of the post office
department has been in Winns
borough investigating the alleged
obstraction of a sum of money
mailed at that office.
An exchange says that an ex
penditure of $200,000 will raise
the track of the Yicksburg,
ßlireveport .and Pacific railroad
above high watermark.
A plantation sold iu Ascension
parish the other day for $56,
025 62. It was bought by Leon
Godcheaux, a New Orleans mer
chant. That looks like business.
Steve Brown was sent to the
penitentiary for 15 years last
week from Baton Rouge, for the
murder of John Royal last
Recently in Donaldsonville two
Dagoes got into a rumpus about
a woman, and shot each other so
badly that both are expected to
die from the wound?.
Dan Rice, the great circus
man, is in Donaldsouville giving
lectures on temperance. The
Chief says Dan is very interest
ing on the Rostrum.
The Vienna Sentinel now has
two editors—Walker and Red
wine. We congratulate the peo
ple of Lincoln and the readers of
the Seufiuel generally upon the
new acquisition.
The Bossier Banner last week,
in a spicy editorial, gave the
Democracy of this country "hail
Columbia" from Maine to Cali
fornia. Look out, Scanland !
You'll be on a bolt directly.
The Donaldsonville Chief,
whose editor is not a Democrat,
says that Gen. King is the best
man that we of the Fifth District
can send to Congress. Why, we
have said that before.
The Vienna Sentinel is stand
ing upon its tip-toes crowing for
King. It can crow louder now;
Redwi e can help when Walker
gets a "leetle" hoarse. Boom op,
gentlemen; wa're booming over
There is a young man in
Vienna who wants a mother-in
law very badly, and, the Sentinel
fears, that he will soon get sick
of her. We suppose the Senti
nel man "knows how 'tis him
In pursuance to resolutions
adopted by a mass meeting of citi
zen's of Morehouse parish, recom
mending a meeting of delegates to
take initiative steps toward securing I
railroad communication from Mon
roe, La., to Monticello, Ark, via
Bastrop and Hamburg, delegate*
from the parishes of Morehouse and
Ouachita, La., and from the coun
ties of Ashley and Drew, Arkansas,
met at the court house, in Bastrop,
on Monday, April 5th, 1JS80.
On motion Col. Hobt. Richard
son, of Ouachita, was elected tem
porary chairman, and II. II. Naff,
of Morehouse, was elected tempo
rary secretary.
The chairman appointed the fol
lowing gentlemen as a committee on
credentials: Maj. II. M. Bry, lion.
C. C. Davenport, A. W. Files, Esq.
and II. W. Wells, Esq.
The committee on credentials re
ported the following named gentle
j^#ftjielegates, viz :
[I. Jl. 11,j, .« r . cat .iiting the
Board of trade of Monroe, and I!.
M. Bry, Robt. Richardson, L. 1).
McLain, D. M. Sholars and Win.
McQuiller, delegates from Ouachita
James Bussey, C. T. Dunn, W.
T. Hall, IL II. Naff, David Todd,
Aug. Simon. J. B. Williams, ,J. II.
Brigham, M. Levy, G. B. Marable,
S. W. Reily, F. Vaughan, 'John
McC'rory, W. M. Washburn, C. C.
Davenport, Jas. Ford, 1). W. Doug
hiss, A. K. Watt, A. S. Keller, T.
W. Baird, J. E. IIopc. Jas Mouette,
J. T. Cason, L. F. Leavel, R. II.
Ward, and W. R. Bunckley, dele
gates from Morehouse parish.
A W. Files, J. J. Moore and W.
F. Files, delegates from Ashley Co.,
W M. Anderson and IL W.
Wells, of Drew County, Arkansas.
The convention then proceeded
to permanent organization and
elected Col. Robt. Richardson,chair
man, and II. II. Naff, Secretary.
On motion of Hon. J. 11. Brig
ham the chairman appointed a com
mittee of eight to report suitable
resolutions to be acted upon by the
convention. The committee was
composed of Messrs. L. D. McLain,
I). M. Sholars, W. 31. Washburn,
A. K. Watt, H. W. Wells, W. M.
Anderson, A. W. Files, J. J. Moore.
The committee, after consultation
made two reports, each report
signed bj* four members of the com
mittee. After considerable, argu
ment and some amendments, the
following resolutions were adopted :
r Ijgf. The chairman of this con
vention shall be permanent chair
man of the initiative Railroad Asso
2d. The chairman shall appoint
a committee of three from each
parish and county represented in
this convention, whose duty it shall
be to proceed immediately to solicit
a cash subscription in the respec
tive parishes and counties sufficient
to employ a competent agent in
each parish and county to canvass
the same for subscription to the
stock of the contemplated road :
and that they shall employ the sub
scription agents as soon as the funds
have been collected. It shall also
be the duty of the subscription
agents to obtain from the census
takers reliable information and data
of the population and material re
sources of the section through which
the road will pass.
3d. The respective committees
shall report to the chairman of the
association during the first week of
July, 1880, what amount of reliable
subscription has been obtained, and
if the sum of $50,000 shall have
then been subscribed, it shall be the
duty of the chairman to notify the
subscribers, by public advertise
ment to convene at some central
point, at some early day named, at
which meeting all matters necessary
for further proceedings in the enter
prise shall be left in the hands of
the subscribers, to be determined
by them by vote in proportion to
amounts subscribed.
In pursuance to the second reso
lution, the chairman appointed the
following gentlemen committees to
select cash subscription and employ
canvassing agents: I). A. Breard,
Sr., D. M. Sholars and L. I). Mc
Lain, of Ouachita parish ; L. F.
Leavel, W. M. Washburn and J.
S. Handy, of Morehouse parish ; W.
S. Lawson, G. W. Norman and M.
L. Hawkins, of Ashley county ; T.
M. Whittington, W. T. Wells and
W. S. Jeter, of Drew county.
It was moved and carried that
the secretary furnish copies of these
proceedings to the Morehouse Clar
ion, Monroe Bulletin, Ouachita
Telegraph, Ashley County Times,
Monticellonian, Pine Bluff Press,
Arkansas Gazette, Arkansas Demo
crat, St. Louis Globe Democrat and
St. Louis Republican with the re
quest that that the same be pub
lished in each of said papers.
On motion the convention ad
journed sine die.
R. R ichardson , Chairman.
H. H. N aff , Secretary.
Heller & Turner sells light thim
blft-akein wagons for 855.
I 1 ' 1»% f.r .j .rrrsiiEL^,
Bradford, Pa., had a $150,000
fire ou the 3d inst.
One of the leading editors of
the Boston Traveler, aged 74 t
died on the 3d inst.
The laborers on the New Jer
sey Central railroad have struck
for higher wages.
Gen. Grant will be in Vicks
bnrg to-morrow. He will go
from there to Little Rock, ami
thence to Hot Springs.
A negro, weighing 200 pounds,
was hanged in Washington the
other day for killing his wife.
When the drop fell his head was
severed from his body.
New Advertisements.
Notice to Tax-Payers
Of the Corporat ion of Bastrop Your
taxes are now duo. and if not paid by
the first day of Mav next i shall return
the same as delinquent and adverriso
al! tlie real estate for sale, or so much
thereof as may ho necessary to satisfy
the taxes and costs, allowing; ; ,|1 tax
payers the right or privilege of nointin*
ont property. B \V SMITH, "
Deputy Collector.
From the «pvker plantation, on tlio
night of the «rth nit., a dark ntaro
mille — almost black-about if, hands
h'ffh. ivith knee of one hind leg Rwnllen.
A liberal rewa'd will he paid fur the del
livery of said innle, or for any informa
tion leading to the recovery of same
Having just received a large and va
ried assortment, of Millinerv Gonds, such
as straw hats, laces, ribbons, artificial
flowers, and everything belonging to tlio
millinery business, I am prepared to :ic
enmmodate the ladies, who are request
ed to call and examine mv goods.
Store—In the room adjoining Mrs.
Collins'. M 'ME M. A. WINFREY.
The partnership heretofore existhiç
between R. I! Todd and I. Harvey
Brigham, as attorneys at law. is dissolv
ed by mutual consent, to take cfleet
from and after March :id. H*0. All un
finished business of the firm, and eases
pending in the c.uirrs, are hereby re
ferred to David Todd. Esq., Bastrop, La ,
who will represent us in th" settlement
and trial of the same Fees duo saiil
firm must be paid to either of us, or an
authorized agent.
R. B. T'mp,j
Bastrop, La , March :51st, 18S0.
All parties indebted to ns are require 1
to come forward and pay sa ne t • Aug.
Simon, who has been authorized by us
to collect and receipt, and all persons
having claims against us are also re
quested to present them to him for pay
G- F.
Bastrop, La.
Always on hand Hermetic and other
Burial Caskets, and coflin trimming.
Ad kinds of Furniture manufactured
and repaired on short notice and at liv
ing rates.
In connection with dress-making, cnt
ting and (ittir g, stamping, plaiting, etc.,
has added a nice line of millinery and
fancy goods, hats and bonnets, of the
latest styles, for spring and sninnier.
Old hats made now.
The Morehouse Nursery,
The undersigned is now ready to ro
ceive orders for fruit trees for next fal
delivery. Ail trees guaranteed.
mar!4-y JNO. M Ul.HOLLAND
John R. ßudisiil,
MONROE, Louisiana.
[Near the railroad.]
De a Jer in staple groceries, and ev
er ything usually kept in a first -class
Grocery store.
Charles Winkler,
Bastrop, Louisiana.
Will repair guns and pistols on short
notice. Satisfaction gua ranteed.
Mr. Mat Levy has still for sale a lot of
furniture, ctioap for cash. Call at n:8
house for prices, or on

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