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BASTROP, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, |: ï : î ; MAY 28, 1880 A. C. McMEANS Editor. B.'K. SCHUOEDER, B - M'KARLIK S C H KOEDK li & Mo F AULIN, publishers. CHURCH DIRECTORY. Preaching at the Methodist Church in Dastrop first and third Sundays 111 each month. Sunday School at 9 o'clock a . M. Island DeSiard second and fourth Sundays. Pin© Grove third Sunday at 3 o'clock r. m . Lawhead's Mill first Sunday at 3 f m. J. M. McKEE. Pastor. Divine services will be held at the meeting houso of the congregation B'nai Sholom every Friday evening at half a^ o 'cloc Kl ' w Sat,,rdav moraines Our Choice For Congress, J. FLOYD KING, THE MEETING LAST SATURDAY. By reference to mother col ii m n in this week's paper, may be seen the proceedings of the eali -meeting at the court house last Satordey by Mr. Washburn. Although the day selected by Mr. Washburn for the meeting was one to which all of our mer chants look during the long, dull week as the day, he had a splen did audience. Some of the stdUDchest business men—one of whom was the President of the meeting—of the town were on hand and gave close attention to the speeches that were made. Mr. Washburn, who is a prac tical man in the full sense of the word, laid before the people some facts thai are calculated to opeu the eyes of any man who is disposed to think. He dealt in plain, unadorned/ocfs, which bad been dedaced from the closest and most careful study, He did not stop to prove the necessity of the railroad, but his effort was to demonstrate the feasibility ana practicability of the road. It will be remeinbered that Mr. Washburn spent four or five days in Monroe not long since in the interest of tbis en terprise, looking up data, obtain ing information from the V., Si & P. R. R. Co., and arousing the people of that city to immediate action in this matter. He called the Board of Trade together and addressed them upon the subject of railroad— our railroad. He secured a pledge of ten thousand dollars, from that body, to the enterprise. The City Council also took immediate action by ordering an election io test the sentiments of the people as- to the propriety of* imposing a five mill tax upon the property hold ers of the Corporation, the tax to be expended in aid of the con struction of a road from Mon roe to Bastrop. Mr. Washburn thinks, from assurances he re oeived from the wealthiest and most prominent men of Monroe that her wide-awake'citizens will not hesitate to shoulder the tax a tax to be used in so important and so indispensable an enter prise. While In Monroe Mr. Wash barn had an interview with the business men of the V., S. & P. B. R„ one of whom was Superin tendent Green. From him he learned that the Company are determined to complete the road from Monroe to Shreveport at once. They have ample, almost unlimited means, and as soon as thftt lit»: is finished, it is the pur pose of the Company to tap with f lateral line the rich cotton belt this parish. Xf the selection the situation of the line is left the discretion of the Com pany, the road will pass through Morehouse at least nine «ilea East of this town. If, however, the people of Ouachita and Morehouse will make a move in the matter, show to tne world that they are determined to have a road connecting the city of Monroe and the town of Bas trop, anil go to work on the road • --.4. at once, then the V., S. & P. Co. will lend a helping hand, and oar long talked-of and long wished-for enterprise will be come a reality. Now, the prime object of the meeting last Saturday was to ascertain whether the people of tbis town are willing to pay a five mill tax toward the railroad. In other words, the question has resolved itself into this form : Can the people—the property holders—of TBastrop afford to lie still aud see a road tap this parish without comiDg to tbis lown y If they do, it will not be 5 year until the bats and owls will make night hideous among the deso deserted ,town. It every man, who owns a behooves dollars worth of property, to vote cheer fully for this tax, and, more than that, as Senator Newton said last Saturday, "let every man open his pocket and give unti' he feels it," We urge the voters of this town to give this ques tion their candid and favorable consideration, and the people of the parish will then be assured of the sincerity of our talk and will know that we mean business. Lives there a man in Bastrop who will vote against the impo sition of a railroad tax? We think not. We sincerely nope not. THE PUBLIC DEBATE. The Bastrop Literary Society debated publicly at the Court Houße la3t Tuesday evening the question, "Has the United States reached the zenith of her Glory?" The lower room of the Court House was almost filled with the elite of Bastrop. "Fair women" with their new hats and tiny boquets, and "brave men" with their shining boots and massive scarfs, composed the intelli gent audience that assembled to hear the orators that had been chosen to debate the question. The Society feel highly and just ly complimented by the presence of so many sweet and beautiful faces of the lovely ladies of our lovely town. Their smiies—an gelic smiles— inspired the speak ers and sent a thrill of delight through their excited brains. The speakers selected were, T. 0. Leavel and" Sam Baird, on the affirmative; and R. B. Todd, Jr., and A. C. McMeans, on the Negative. We wish we had space to review the speeches of the first three mentioned gentlemen. They were chaste, beautiful and entertaining; Every word seeme3 to have been weighed in an ac curate pair of rhetorical scales. The speakers—Leavel, Todd and Baird, acquitted themselves handsomely. They are, beyond a doubt, accomplished orators. Their intonations and gesticula tions are faultless, perfect. Nat ural timidity, of which we are chock-full, precludes our speak ing of the herculean effort which we made. Suffice it to say that we did the best we could—and that's saying a good deal—in onr own estimation. Todd and McMeans, by their matchless eloquence—we mean Todd's matchless eloquence— "took off the horns;" that is ; gained the question. We—Todd and onrself—thank President Weaks for the jadicions decision which he made. We —McMeans alone—-thank the lovely young lady who showered boquets at onr feet as we retired from the rostrum. We cherish those flow ers as emblems of as spotless purity as the fair hands that culled them. LIST OP LETTERS Remaining in the Post Office for the week ending Thursday at noon : "Ned Brown, Joe Ervin, Nelson Garret, Misp Ella Hide, Mrs Nlaa Hamilton, Miss Ànna E Livingston, Mr. Wiser dise, Mrs Jane Washington. STATE NEWS. Two steamboat roustabouts carved each other with knivesin Monroe recently. The wife of Gov. Wiltz Las been presented, with a supe-b residence in New Orleans. Farmers are cutting oats ,n E ist Feliciana. The crop is said to be good. The Sparta Times claims as beautiful young ladies as any town of the Staie. JPe except Bastrop, of course. The Ouachita Telegraph was made up last week without the assistance of its ^talented editor ish. The Donaldsonville Chief co incides with the Providence Re publican in its advocacy of Gen Grant's nomination for the Pres dencyi The city of Natchitoches is lighted by street lamps owned by her enterprising merchants. Wish Bastrop had such a con venience. The Chronicle wants the par ish .seat of 'Grant to be removed from Colfax to Rock Island. The two places are only one mile apart. The Patriot-Democrat, pub lished at Clinton, Wants Gov. Wiltz to lesigu instauter. Some men have some very absurd wants. They are never satisfied. Mr. E. E. Kidd, of Jackfon parish, witnessed a few days ago an army of birds that were "charmed" by the "glittering eye" of a monster chicken snake. Rev. L. C. Kellis, of Monroe, has just returned from the Southern Baptist Convention, which has been in session in Louisville, Kentucky. The Ricblaad Beacon thinks that Get. King will go before the Congressional Convention with more strength than he bad when he was nominated: We think so tOOi The Columbia Herald says that even in Monroe four men will vote for King where one will vote for Richardson- Better do like Capt. Boatner, ''Col. Bob." The people of Homer are whiling away the dull dull dayâ by punching fish-hooks through the carcass of squirming worms which they drop "among the monsters of the deep." OldCharley Nelson, of Rich land parish, was tried recently in the District Court at Rayville for whipping a small boy to death, and was found guilty of murder without capital punish ment. Thé editor of the Sparta Times offers a copy of his paper each week for a year to the first per son that will give him a bottle of blackberry wine. The Times is certainly a cheap paper, or its editor is a dear lover of wine. M. M. Gwin, who was arrested in this parish last year for steal ing a hprse from a negro in Richland, was found guilty last week by the District Court of that parish. When the verdict was read to Gwin, he attempted to cut his throat with a piece of In Grant parish a few nights ago, *ome of the "culled bred ren" met at their church to dis ouss some of the short-comings of their "culled sisteren," when a dispute arose which culminated in a promiscuous fight with knives and pistols. A pair of mules ran away with Mr. Cofield's carriage in Ascen sion parish the other day, tear ing the vehicle to atoms. Mrs. Cofield was in the carriage when the mules started to ran, bnt jumped out at once, with a very slight injury. Proceedings of ltailroad Meeting. In pursuance to a previous notice there was a railroad meeting of the citizens of Bastrop at the Court House on Saturday, May 22d. T. O. Leavel was elected Chair man, II. II. Naff, Secretary, and A. C. McMeans, Assistant Secre tary. Mr. Leavel explained that the ob ject of the meeting was to discuss the propriety of levying a tax on the property of the town of Bas trop to raise funds to apply to building a railroad from Monroe to the Arkansas line via Bastrop, and to take steps to secure that end. Hon. W. M. Washburn addressed the meeting, and in his remarks he said that from careful calculations he estimated that the road could be $2500 a mile would buy the right of way, build all the bridges, the road bed and put the cross ties on the road ; and that after the road is ready for the rails and rolling stock, it would then be an easy matter to mortgage the road for money enough to complete it. He also says that it is in the power of the people, directly interested, to raise sufficient funds to prepare the road for the iron, and that if the proper interest is taken in the mat ter the road can be built at an early date. He further stated that he considers that this is Bastrop's last chance for a railroad. He urged that levying of a tax on Bastrop in the interest of the proposed road. Mr. C. Newton and Mr. T. O Leavel also made a short speech, advocating a tax. On motion, a committee of three, consisting of J. S. Handy, A. L. Bussey and C. Newton, was ap pointed to circulate a petition, to be signed by citizens of the town, calling on the Mayor to hold an election of the people to take the sense of the town upon the subject of levying a live milt tax for ten years for railroad puqjoses. On motion, the Chairman, T. O. Leavel, was added to the commit tee. Mr. C. Newton offered the fol lowing resolution of thanks. "Be it resolved, That the people and citizens of the Corporation of Bastrop, and of the parish of More house, through this meeting, tender their thanks to Messrs. W. M. Washburn and others for the ser vice which they have so cheerfully and zealously rendered in behalf of the prospective railroad enterprise from the city of Monroe via Bastrop to the Louisiana and Arkansas line. On motion the meeting adjourn ed. T. O. Leavel , Chairman, H. H. Naff , Secretary. Bastkop, L a., May 26, 1880. Editor Clarion.—We regret the necessity which compels us to an swer an article, which appeared in a late issue of your paper. In a recent issue of the "Mon roe Bulletin" the editor of that journal calls on you for proof of the statement that we favored the renomination of General King for Congress from this District, and in reply, you state that you made the statement "based upon the author ity of the gentlemen themselves," or words to that effect (we haven't the article before us. ) You will remember that we have had but one conversation on the' subject, and in that conversation we spoke of Gen. King in a very complimentary manner ; stated, that as a member of Congress we had no Complaint to urge against him. We also stated that we be lieved that he was perhaps as strong if not the strongest man in the dis trict that the Democratic party could nominate. The' above is substantially the conversation that took place, and from which you inferred that we favored the General's renomina tion. ■ Now, whilst we fully acquit you of any desire, or intention, of mis representing us in the premises and whilst we admit that our re marks, on the occasion referred to, were calculated to impress you with the belief that we favored General King's renomination, yet, we did not so state. We thought it was pretty generally known that we fa vored the nomination of Col. Rich ardson, of Monroe, having often so expressed ourselves. But whilst we prefer that the nomination be conferred upon Col. Richardson, we have no cause of complaint to urge against Gen. King, and should he receive the nomination, we. will give him our most cordial support. Respectfully, &c., NEWTON & HALL The Rev. N. M: Davis, of Caldwell parish, died recently in the 71st year of his age. He was. one oi the pioneers of that parish, and one of her purest and most respected citizens. "Coon Vs. Coon." On Sunday night the John H. Hanna landed here on her way to New Orleans, and put ashore two darkies, and the Clerk noti fied the Deputy Sheriff that there was a warrant issued in Monroe for this man, (pointing him ont,) for cuttiug this other man with a knife. The officers, after consid erable scuffling, succeeded in ar resting him,—he positively swore he would die before he would be arrested. But finally gave under when a six-shooter was placed within a few feet n f his breast to decide one way or the other, to be arrested or die. He prefered being arrested. He was hand cuffed and chained in jail. On Monday night he was al lowed to have one hand loose, ând.thfl other was fihainfld. but urmg the night succeeded m removing the wristlet aud es caped through the hole in the wall that has auswered for a loophole in several iustances. The chain was fastened to the bars assisted him in making his escape. Early Tuesday u-orning the Deputy Sheriff saw the chain dangling from the jail window and knew that the bird had flown. There being in jail two colored boys who say that he produced a bunch of keys from his poek.-t and unlocked the bracelet and let himself down on the chain. Sheriff Girod, accompanied by a friend, started in seareh of him as soon as possible. The Sheriff succeeded in re capturing the gentlemen, after a day's hard ride. The darkey having stole the ferry-boat was found in it asleep about 18 miles below Columbia, and was brought back and chained in jail.—[Co lumbia Herald. Senator Gordon, of Georgia, has resigned his position in the U. S. Senate. There are several reasons assigned for the step the Senator has taken, ihe most reasonable one, let us hope, is that Gen. Gordon is worn out with the constant mental strain in filling the exalted aud respon sible position which he has so eminently honored. Ho desiies to retire to piivate life and spend the rest of his days in the bosom of bis family. New Advertisements. NOTICE. Is hereby given that no goods, or any thing else, must be sold on my account except on authority of a written order, with my signature attached thereto. M. MICHIE. NOTICE. All persons having claims against the estate of the late P. L. Sermous, dee'd, are hereby notified to present them to my attorney James Bussey for acknowl edgment, G. A. CHESHIRE, May 25th, 1880. Administratrix. SHERIFF'S SALE. STATE OF LOUISIANA—6th District Court, Parish of Morehouse. Mrs. El len Collins, and Hasband, vs. James Campbell No. 5606. By virtue of an order of seizure and sale issued by the Honorable 6th Dis trict Court in and for the parish of Morehouse in the above entitled suit, and to me directed as Sheriff of said parish and State, I have seized and taken possession of as directed iu the order of seizure and sale, and will proceed to sell, at the door of the court house, within the hours prescribed by law, at pnblic auction, to the highest bidder, at not less than two-thirds of the appraise ment, on SATURDAY, the 3d day of July, 1890, the following described property, to-wit The west thirty-two feet of lot 11, in block 3, in the town of Bastrop, accord ing to the figurative plan of said town adopted by the Police Jury of More house parish, at its June term, 1876, having a front of 30 feet on Jefferson street and 150 feet on Washington street, together with all the buildings and improvements situated thereon, said lot of ground situated in the parish of Morehouse, Louisiana. Terms of sale—Cash with the benefit of appraisement. Wm. P. DOUGLASS, May 28th, 1880. Sheriff. Election Proclamation. Whereas, the charter of the town of Bastrop requires that an election be held on the 1st Monday of Jane of each year for a Mayor and Town Council for said town. Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority in me vested by said Charter, I hereby give notice that there will be held at the court house, in the town of Bastrop, on MONDAY, the 7th day of June, I860, an election for a Mayor and five Coun cllmen for said town. Given under my hand officially this May 12th. 1880. S. H. STIVERS. Mayor. NOTICE. All authority to James Bussey to act as agent for myself or wife la hereby re voked. D. C. MORGAN. Monroe, La-, April 27,1880. SHERIFF'S SALE. STATE OF LOUISIANA—Sixth Dig trict Court, Parish of Morehouse, w T. Hall, Cnrator, vs. Michael Collins No 5599. By virtue of an order ot seiznre anil sale issued by the Honorable Sixth Dig trict Court in and for the parish of Morehouse, in the above entitled sait and to me directed as Sheriff of the par' ish of Morehouse and State of Louisiana I have seized as directed in the writ.ami will proceed to sell, according to law, at the door of tfie court house, in said par ish, within the hours prescribed by law at public auction, to the highest bidder! for cash, at not less than two-thirds of the appraisement, on SATURDAY, the 5th day of June, 1880, the following property described in the writ as the north half of lots 73 and 79 aud the south half of lots 107 aud 10S in block No. 14, iu the town of Bastrop, having a front of one hundred and fifty feet on Washington street by three hun dred feet back or west, between parallel lines. Terms of sale—Cash with benefit of >^tuluviiicu6t 4 WM. P. DOTGLASS, April30, 1880. Sheriff, SHERIFF'S SALE. STATE OF LQUISIANA-Sixth District Court, Parish of Morehouse ß. ß Todd vs. J. G. Anderson. No. 1223 By virtue ofa writ of fi. fa. issued by the Hon 6th District Court, in aud for the parish of Morehouse, State of Louis iana, in the above entitled suit, and di rected to me as Sheriff of said parish and state, I have seized, as directed in the writ, and will proceed to sell, according to law, at the door of the court house, within the hours prescribed bv law at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash, at not less than two-thirds of the appraisement, on SATURDAY, the 5th day of June, I8S0, the following described property: The undivided half of the following describ ed land, to-wit : The no;thwest quarter of the northwest quarter and southweit quarter of northwest quarter section 7 and west half of west half of block 6, township '23, range 9 east, and the north east quarter and southeast quarter of northeast quarter, section 12. and east half of block 1, township 23, rif^e8ea»t, containing 113 14-100 acres, with all the' improvements thereon situated. Aïs o two bales of cotton marked .4. Terms of sale—Cash, with benefit of appraisement. WM. P. DOUGLASS, Sheriff. April 39. JUDGMENT. STATE OF LOUISIANA—6th District Court—Parisli of Morehouse. Mrs. C. S. Taylor, Wife, vs. E. W. Ross, Husband. In the above stated case, a judgment by default having been regularly ren dered aguinst the defendant, and the same not having boen set aside, by the filing of an answer or otherwise, and plaintiff haviug made full proof of lier demand in open court, It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed that plaintiff recover and have judgment ■ainst the defendant, E. Wiles lioss, for the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, with 5 per cent interest thereon from this date. It is further oräered, adjudged and decreed that there be judg ment separating the said plaintiff aud defendant in property by dissolving the Community of acquets and gains existing between them. And plaintiff is hereby authorized to administer her separate property and business, free from the control or hindrance of her said husband. It is further ordered that defeudant pay the costs of tbis suit. Read and signed in open court this April 27ih, 1880. J. HARVEY BRIGHAM, Judge Sixth District. A true copy: E. VV: lioss, Clerk 6th Dist. Established in 1852. MICHEL LEVY, FALLS INTO THE LINE OF BATTLE Fortified aud armed with a huge stock of Spring and Summer DRY GOODS. Enough for everybody, ail to be sold jnst above cost. He means business in the strictest sen» af the word. No humbug. Trial solic ited. John Chaffe & Sons, i Ootton Factors. AND GENERAL Commission Merchants, NO. 52 UNION STREET, SEW ORLEAWS. John R. RudisiJ/, MONROE, Louisiana. [Near the railroad.] Dealer in staple groceries, and ev erything usually kept in a first -class grocery store MILLINERY STORET Having just received a large and v» ried assortment of Millinery Goods, 8 as straw hats, laces, ribbons,■ Î .to flowers, and everything belonging to millinery business, I am prepared to commodate the ladies, who are requ ed to call and examine my goods. Store-In the room adjoining Collins'. M'ME M. A. WINtRE*' DRESSMAKING ! AND MILLINERY STOßE. Miss CARRIE WHITE, In connection with dress-making» c ° ting and fittirg, stamping, p aiting,«^ has added a nice line of millinery fancy goods, hats and bonnets, ot latest styles, for spring and summ« 1 Old hats made new.