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BASTROP
;MtlDAY, S: : :
, LOUISIANA.,
: : JUNE 11, 1880
A. C. McMEANS
Editor.
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SOHROEDEB & MCFARLIN,
publishers.
CHURCH DIRECTORY.
Prcaching at the Methodist Church in
Bastrop first and third Sundays in each
'month. Sunday School at 9 o clock a.
m Island DeSiard second and fourth
Sundays. Pine Grove third S ..ml ay at
3 o'clock p. m. Lawhead's Mill nrst
-Sunday at 3 P m.
J. M. McKEE. Pastor.
Divino services will be held at the
meeting house of the congregation B'nai
Sholom every Friday eveuing at halt
past 6 o'clock, and Saturday mornings
:it 8 o'clock.
Our Choice For Congress,
J. FLOYD KING,
The Colorado delegates to
Cincinnati are uninstrncted, but
will vote solid for Justice Field.
Gen. King made one; the
most pointed and interesting
speeches in Congress on the 2d
inst., that we have read in a long
time. We hope the Bulletin and
Gazette have read it.
The Marksville Review has>t
its, mast-head the name of Cen.
Hancock for President. Since
Grant failed to get the nomina
tion at Chicago, we have no ob
jection to Hancock,
Our opinion now is that the
great "Wandering Ulysses" will
go into obscurity as rapidly as,
and more permanently than, he
went into notoriety. Grant has
made the great mistake of his
life.
The Democrats of Arkansas
have made the following nomina
tions for State officers: For Gov
ernor, J. C. Churchill; for Sec
retary of State, Jacob Frolic;
for Treasurer, Wm. C. Wood
ruff, Jr.
The graves of those who wore
the blue and who were buried in
the National Cemetery at Baton
Rouge, were recently decorated
with flowers under the auspices
of an association of ex-Federal
soldiers.' The ceremonies are
said to have been very appropri
ate and impressive.
Iu our next issue we will pub
lish the address of Hon. J.Floyd
Eing to his contituents jin this
district, in which he gives an
account of his stewardship. We
hope those who contend that
King has done nothing for his
district will peruse the address
carefully.
* * _ ,,
The editor of the Monroe Bul
letin, in a spasmodic twitch of
nonsensical twaddle on the sub
ject of "flattery," endeavors to
make us believe that he had a
conversation, "once wi^h a young
iady," and that she said that
"flattery was the worst kind of
lying." When that conversation
took place is what the Bulletin
man fails to disclose. We sup
pose that young lady has, by
this time, become the matron of
a happy household, long since
having forgotten that such a man
as Atkins ever lived; and espe
cially that she ever lectured him
on the folly, and meanness, and
depravity of indulging in flattery.
At any rate, Atkins failed to
learn a lesson, or at least he
fails to heed a lesson, taught him
by the young iady. He has been
"flattering" "Col. Bob"—in the
language of the Farmerville Ga
zette—for some time, with the
absurd hope that he — "Col,
Bob"—will be the next Con
gressman from this District. Now
that's what the young lady
might call the "worst kind of
lying." This is the truth, Mr.
Bulletin, and we expect to hear
of your being considerably "agi
tated." Now let us have the pith
of some other conversation that
you possibly onoe had with a
"young lady." There is some
thing exhilarating in reading
stMh controversies.
CHICAGO CONVENTION.
One of the fiercest political
conclaves that we have any
knowledge of in the history of
this Republic met on the 2d inst.
in the city of Chicago, and ad
journed last Tuesday, The fierce
ness of the fight was intensely
augmented on account of the vi
tal principles of liberty which
were so deeply and dangerously
involved. Indeed, it was a strug
gle—a colossal straggle—be
tween a horde of umbitious men
who desire to establish a despot
ism in this country, and a gang
of politicians who are too shrewd
not to know that such a govern
ment would immeasurably re
duce the fat pap from which
they have been so long and so
gluttonously sucking. The two
elements composing the Chicago
Convention antagonized eich
other, not from any principle ol
right or true patriotism, but on
account of selfish, narrow-con
tracted policy. We do not be
lieve that four-fifths of the dele
gates to that Convention ever
conceived the idea of pure pa
triotic motives in the boisterous
proceedings which they, to the
delight of the whole county, ter
minated so surprisingly last
Tuesday.
We had hoped and believed
that Gen. Grant would be the
choice of the Republicans at
Chicago. That desire was based
upon the confidence we have in
the great masses of American
people to frown upon and crush
at the polls the very first step
taken in the direction of imperi
alism. We thought Grant would
be the least formidable oppo
nent the Democracy would have
to contend with. For that rea
son we desired his nomination.
But we were disappointed. As
is often the case a "dark horse"
has been wrung in, and the nom
inee of the Cincinnati Conven
tion must contend at the polls
next November with the dash
ing, brilliant Garfield, of Ohio.
He is a man of extraordinary
ability. He is a statesman and
a politician. He is one of the
best organizers on the continent,
and he has not a superior in the
art of stragetio political move
ments. We say Garfield^ is a
man whom the Democratic party
should dread. Perhaps no other
man could have been selected
by the Chicago Convention who
will command a more solid vote
than Garfield. It is useless to
say that the Democracy should
be alive to the importance of
wise and speedy concentration of
all of their forces, Without a
stupendous effort upon the part
of the Democratic party, Gen.
James A. Garfield will be the
successor of the present occu
pant of the seat first held by the
immortal Washington!
The Chicago Convention has,
to our surprise, made an excel
lent choice. We think it was an
accident—at leaBt a "wind-fall"
to Garfield.
The Hon. Chester A. Arthur,
of New Tort, was nominated for
the Vice-Presidency.
Some of Col. Richardson's
friends in this parish are firing
Republican guns at Gen. King's
candidature! They allege, and
desire to prove, that Mr. King is
not a resident of the State which
he has the honor to represent in
part in the lower House of Con
gress.
According to Richardson's
friends, in 1878, when Judge
Ludeling brought the same
charge against the same man,
Gen. King was a bona fide resi
dent of Concordia parish, but
that now he is not. What a won
derful difference of opinion in
two short years ! If Col. "Bob's"
superiority of citizenship is a
sample of the reasons why he
should succeed Gen. King, then
his friends might as well "give
op the ghost" and escape the
overwhelming defeat which will
surely succeed their efforts.
But this sort of tactics
smac k strongly of vevy sinoll lit
tleness on the part of tnose who
are employing such means to de
feat Gen. King. To them, things
are growing desperate, and we
assume that the future presents
litt'e hope of success to the ft>w
who would delight to have the
people nominate and elect Col.
Richardson. We doubt very
much whether he could be elec
ted, even should the Democratic
party make such a stupendous
blunder as to nominate him. In
fact, it is our honest opinion that
he could not as against some
moderate Republican. And the
people are not yet willing to sur
render this District to the Re
publican party merely to gratify
Col. Richardson's ambition. No^
at all. They prefer, we think,
to nominate Gen. King, whose
election, if nominated, will be
certain.
We call for a square, hones 1
canvass. Do not try to survey
Gen. King out of the State and
therefore contradict and falsify
your statements of 1878.
OCR LETTER FROM OAK RIDGE.
Oak Ridge , June 4, 1S80.
Editor Clarion .—Last Sun
da y morning, just at dawn of day
our town was awakened by the
bells and cry of fire ! fire !
Jumping up and running to my
door, I saw Judge J. P. Dailey's
gin house ou fire. lu a few min
utes it was in full blast and soon
laid in ashes. No one seems to
to know the cause. Supposition
is that some gamblers retreated
to this house for a "game." or a
"snooze," and from their care
lessness Judge Daily loses a
good gin house, mill, gin stand,
running gear, a patented iron
press, and other outfits.
Well, after the fire and break
fast, we went to the Baptist Sun
day School, J. F. Madison, Su
perintendent. This is a fine
Sunday School with a large mem
bership. Your correspondent be
longs to it and of course he had
a good lesson.
After Sunday School, the Rev.
L. C. Kellis preached to a large
and attentive audieuce. Brother
Keilis is an excellent preacher
and everybody loves him. Hé
not only preaches to the people
on Sundays but visits them dur
ing the : week. Hence the love
felt for this true divine.
Monday I went up to Dr. Mar -
able's to see my better-half and
babe—the latter up there to be
treated by the Doctor. We love
to go to such placés as Dr. Mar
able's. He and his estimable
lady know just how to make ooe
feel happy and at home. The
Doctor is well fixed for comfort
and happiness. I saw the b«pt
growing corn in his home field
that I have seen any where, not
withstanding its on the "poor
pine hills." The swamp can't
beat it. 1 have a love for the
old "pine hills," although I have
spent the most of my life kr the
swamp. '
Crops are growing—and grass
too. We have no room to com
plain. Health good and we see
a living promised us ahead. We
ought to be contented.
5TH WARD.
A man recently arrived at St.
Francisville from the Indian Ter
ritory, after having been in the
saddle for 75 consecutive days.
He was on trail of a horse thief
who had stolen two blooded
horses from him. The thief was
captured in East Feliciana par
ish.
The Sagar Planter says that
the cotton and cane crops of
West Baton Rouge parish are
just as promising as they can be.
Indeed such cheering intelligence
is recorded by our exchanges
from every portion of this grand
old State.
Bastrop, La., June 7th, 1880.
Editor Morehouse Clarion;
It has been asserted that Gen.
King is not even a citizen of this
State, aud is not in any way identi
fied with our interests. If you can
tell the people anything of Iiis past
political history I think that you
will oblige many other voters be
sides myself. It is very unusual for
genuine merit to become blatant in
its own praise, and this way of
flooding the country with both
written and printed matter from
Gen. King, certainly looks a little
suspicious. I do not believe that
the people are willing to support a
carpet-bagger for an office of such
grave trust when there are so many
native Louisianians perfectly com
petent to represent them in the
national legislative halls. As his
name is flying from your masthead,
I hope you will give whatever in
formation you can on this question
through the columns of your paper.
Yours Respectfully, S.
A man that is so wilfully and
inexcusably ignorant of facts as
to consider the "assertions" of
which "S" speaks, certainly does
not deserve an answer to any
question. If "S." would spend a
few hours in unprejudiced inves
tigation, the information which
he pretendedly craves would be
obtained, and be would then
have too much respect for Gen.
King to even intimate that ne is
a "carpet-bagger." We have
heard of several sorehead, des
perate Richardson men, who
pretend to believe, and who try
to make the people believe that
Gen. King has no interest in our
State. Such au effort upon the
part of "Col. Bob's" friends show
to what desperation they are
driven. They have a hard hand
to play, and they know it. If we
thought "S." were as ignorant of
Gen. King's identification with
the interests of Louisiana as he
preteuds to be, we would adviae
him to consult the tax record of
Concordia parish; but "S." has
gone blind after the "hero of the
17th Louisiana" and it is folly
to talk to him* If he votes for
Col. Bob, however, he will lose
his vote— which^is not worth
much.
All those who desire to avail
themselves of the homestead
privileges granted under the new
constitution, are required by
Legislative enactment to have a
sworn statement of certain iacts
in relation to said homestead
recoided in the Record Book of
the parish in which the home
stead is located.
The Court of Inquiry in the
case of Cadet Whittaker has de
cided that Whittaker mutillated
himself. He has been arrested
on the charge of perjury and
conduct unbecoming a Cadet.
He will probably be tried by a
court martial.
The Baton Rouge papers—the
Advocate and Capitolian—are at
daggers points about—well, we
don't know what. II "hard words
end in blows," then we shall ex
peot to hear of a collision in that
city soon.'
The rich man's boy may travel
for his health, and neyer find it.
The poor man's son can saw
wood and become a respectable
citizen.
Messrs. J. S. Handy, Billy Reily
and Peck and Jack Cason spent
Wednesday on the DeBute. They
brought home 25 squirrels and Billy
caught a little fawn deer—not the
kind that sometimes commence his
letters.
The submarine cables now
working traverse a distance of
97,000 miles.
HATS
For ladies, gentlemen, boys and
children, in endless variety, at
tf. Schuster & Silbernagel's
Go to Heller & Turner's for light
thimble-skein wagons.
Go to Heller & Turner for a good
wagon.
Croquet sets at Leopold's.
The Tensas Journal complains
of too much rain in that parish.
There are twenty-five priso
ners in the parish jail of East
Carroll. What a wicked parish !
Work on the railroad between
Opelousas and Yermillionville is
progressing satisfactorily.
John Bishop, one of the oldest
and best citizens of Richland
parish, died last week.
Mr. Chas. J. Boatner has with
drawn from the Congressional
race in thin district.
The Sugar Planter and Patriot
Democrat want a State Press
Conyeution.
East Feliciana has two candi
dates for Congress iu the field—
John H. Stone and Henry Skip
with.
The two Honma papers—the
Courier and Chronicle — are
using har h language toward
each other. Keep cool, friends.
The Columbia Herald ac
knowledges the receipt of a cot
ton bloom as early as the 3d
inst.
T. P. Clinton, of Tensas parish
and Hiram R. Lott, of West
Carrol!, have been spoken of as
candidates for Congress from
this District.
Mr. Dan Sandere, of DeSoto
parish, an estimable young man,
committed suicide one day last
week by shooting himself through
the head.
Gén. Randall L. Gibson, the
present incumbent, has been
renominated for Congress by
the Democracy of the ; first Dis
trict.
The BeaconfcsaysJ that the Po
lice Jury of Richland parish will
at its next meeting take the first
step towards rebuilding O'possum
Fork Levee.
Franklin parish was visited
last week by a heavy rain storm—
''the heaviest that, iu the mem
ory ol the oldest inhabitant, ever
visited that parish. So says the
Sun.
The Richland Beacon says
that Rayville contains more nice
young ladies and worthy young
"ien than any town of its size in
thiee States.
Judge Abel, of New Orleans,
is in the field as an independent
candidate for Congress in the
First District, against Gibson.
No possible chance for the Judge
to be elected.
At the recent term of the Dis
trict Court in Richland parish,
Judge Richardson sentenced two
men to pay $50 fine each and
three hours in jail for sending
challenges to fight a duel.
Candidates for Congress in
the Fourth District are numer
ous, According to the Sbreve
port Standard there are twenty
one aspirants, with four parishes
in the District to hear from.
Work will be commenced soon
on the Baton Bouge State House.
The people of that grand old
city made a long and gallant
fight to have the capital located
at that place, and her citizens
will now be rewarded by in
creased prosperity and wealth.
The Hon. T. B. Lyons, of
Clinton authorizes the Patriot
Democrat to state that he is not
a candidate for Congress in the
Sixth District* The people of
that Distriot will no doubt send
the able Ed Robertson, the
present incumbent, back to Con
gress. They can select no better
or more worthy representative,
Congressman Acklen w^s re
fused a seat in the Democratic
State Convention.
What Bastrop has needed ever
since the war—a first-class grocery
house, such as has just been open
ed by August Leopold.
LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining in the Post Office
f-' r the week ending Thursday at
>ou :
George Alexander, Mrs Annm
Clay. Mrs Sarah Clack, M rg
A Carter, Miss A. A Caroahan
Archie Forkner, R W Freeliu'
Lewis Goldsby, Aunia GulU '
J. B. Hendrix, Fannie Harviil'
G W Harris, Mrs Hattie Hum'
phrey, William Thomas Jones
M Johns' n, Anna E Livingston
James F Moore, C L Morgan'
Mrs Elleu M Paxton, William
Spears, Lettie C Smith, W M
Stringer, Mrs C Smith, Mrs Em
ma Strickland, Pat Simons
George Strickley, G W Tally'
Nicey Willigms, Bill Williams'
Monx'oe Wilson, Tbos Walter. '
J. M. T ubpin , P. M.
B. Y. McDONALD,
builder ok
SOUTHERN STANDARD PRESS
Ouachita City, La., May 20, 1880.
Mr. McDonald, Bastrop, La.
Dear Sir :—Tho Southern Standard
Press, which you put up for me, has
given perfect satisfaction. During tho
months of December aud January last I
packed 259 bales cotton—averaging iu
weight, 500 pounds. I used au ordinary
5-10 cotton rope which, at the close of
the season, was sufficiently strong to lie
used for plow lines. It possesses many
advantages over any other press of which
I have any knowledge. Its cheapness
and durability should recommend it to
every oue. I regard the "Southern
Standard"' cheaper at §100 than the
Arooks or Reynolds or any press of like
make at §30. Yours truly,
O. B. STEELE.
Bastrop, La., May 20,188C.
This is to certify that we had one of the
Southern Standard Presses built last
January. We had only about forty bales
of cotton packed on it, and must say
that we are better pleased with it than
press we ever used, ami we have been
using presses for over thirty years.
They are cheaper aud handier thau any
press we over saw, and if put up by li.
V. McDonald, we are confident tlioy
will please most any oue.
SAM'L W. REILY,
JOHN B. REILY
Puckett Place, June 1,18S0.
B. V. McConnld, Esq.
Dear Sir I take pleasure iu attest
ing to the excellent workmanship uu tho
Southern Standard press erected by you
last summer ou this place. It not only
works easily but has realized my expec
tation« as to tho weight of the bales
turned out, some weighing as high as
588 pounds, and many over 500 pounds.
All this was done by baud. During last
season there were about 130 bales pressed,
no accident or delay occurring duriug
the progress of the work I feel satilied
that any person desiriifg to put up a
press of this character, cannot be other
wise than pleased with tho manner in
which your work is performed
Very Truly,
thad. waterman.
I am now ready to receive orders to
build these presses (the iron aud planta
tion rights for which can be had of D.
W. Douglass of Bastrop) in this and ad
joining poridies. B. V. McDONALD"'
SHERIFF'S SALE.
STAIE OF LOUISIANA—6tli District
lourt, Parish of Morehouse. Mrs El
leu (Jollius, and Husband, va. 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 Sheriiï of «aid
parish and State, I have seized and taken
possession of as directed m the order of
seizure and sale, and will proceed to
sell, at tho door of the court house,
within tho hours prescribed by law, at
public auction, to the highest bidder, at
not less than two-thirds of the appraise
ment, on ,
SATURDAY, the 3d day of July, 1880,
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 tho Police Jury of More
house parish, at its June term, 1876,
having a front of 30 feet on Jefferson
street and 150 feet ou Waehington
street, together with all the buildings
and improvements situated thereon,
said Jot 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.
JUDGMENT.
STATE OF LOUISIANA—6th District
Court—Parish of Morehouse. Mrs.
C. S. Taylor, Wife, vs. E. W. Boss,
Husband.
In the above stated case, a judgment
by default having been regularly ren
dered agflinst the defendant, and the
same not having been set aside, by toe
filing of an answer or otherwise) and
plaintiff having. made fall proof of her
demand in open court, It is therelore
ordered, adjudged aud decreed that
plaintiff recover and hare judgment
against the defendant, E. Wiles Koss,
for the sum of two hundred and nKy
dollars, with 5 per cent interest thereon
from this date. It is further orucreu,
adjudged and decreed that there be jui g
ment separating the said plaiutitt ana
defendant in property by dissolving tue
community of acquets and gains existing
between them. Aud plaintiff is here jy
authorized to administer her sépara
property and business, free ,
control or hindrance of her said husband.
It is further ordered that defendant pay
the costs of this suit. ,.
Read and signed in open court tms
April 27 th, 1880. u
J. HARVEY BRIGHAM, .
judge Sixth District.
À trne copy: ^ ^ ^
E. W. Ross, Clerk bth Dist

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