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^LÜ BASTROP, LOUISIANA. FRIDAY , : : : : AUGUST 13, ISSO A. C. MoMEANS E ditor , B. K. SCIIUOEDEH, Ii. M'FARLIN SCHitOEDEH & JIoKARLlX, prnusnKR^. FOR PRESIDENT, W. S. HANCOCK OF PENNSYLVANIA. FOR VICE PRESIDENT, W. H. ENGLISH, OF INDIANA j Our Choice For Congress, J. FLOYD K ING HANCOCK AND GARFIELD. A mighty effort has boen made by the Republicans to bring some charge against Gen. Han cock that would damage his prospects at the November elec tion. They have searched his record from the day tie was born until the day he was nominated at Cincinnati. They have as sailed him with venomous arrows which proved harmless every time they struck the pure and solid shield of rectitude with which he has ever been clad. They have aired and sifted his public career hoping to detect some rottenness in the man who is as pure and honest as he is brave and patriotic. His enemies charged him with murder in the unfortunate execution of Mrs Surratt, and howled about it like ravenous wolves. It has been proven that Hancock made every 'exertion in his power for the release of that hapless woman. The Republicans learned that the people of the nation gave no heed to any such absurd accusa tions and tney at once sought another plan of attack upon a man whose virtues are as tran scendant as ever ennobled and immortalized a human being. They vainly endeavored to at tribute a despotic inclination to the famous letter which he wrote in 1876 to General Sherman. Failing in that they maliciously denied that Hanc®ck is the author of that matchless "Order No. 40," which has drawn to him thousands and thousands of vo ters in this country. His oppo nents claimed that that able jurist, Judge Black, of Pennsyl vania, wrote the "Order" and that Hancock claimed the honor of the wonderfully sublime and yet eloquently simple sentiment which it breathed throughout. Judge Black, who is now in Europe, comes out in a magnifi cent letter to the New York World, and denies most em phatically that he wrote, dic tated, or even at any time sug gested anything in the famous "order" that the Republicans were so much alarmed about Judge Black further declares that he is wholly incapable of composing auch a document, and thinks that it reflects the grand simplicity of Hancock and him alone- Hence the Republicans are checkmated on every hand when they attempt to stigmatize the untarnished name and the unapproachable parity of one of the noblest men of the nineteenth oentnry. Let's look for a moment at the chargeB that have been brought against Garfield. He was one of those avaricious politicians who participated in the notorious "salary grab" and his friends at tempt to palliate his course in that great wrong by claiming that Garfield never drew his money from the treasury at Washington, That explanation of his theft is "too thin" to satis fy fhe most superficial mind. While Garfield may not have, as yet, withdrawn his money from the treasury, it is there subject to his order, and, if de feated at the polls in November, he will be very apt—more than j apt—to call for Lis money, HU ! connection wich Ihn "Creel;!; Mo i bilier swindle" no man ; cheek to undertake to j He stands before the j a bribe-taker and the country as ■ cWrmled perjurer. The only excuse i '.ra has ever been offered is that Garfield was ignorant of doing j wrong when he was conniving to swindle the people of this nation out of their hard earnings. No saue to un is so credulous as to believe for a moment that a man of Garfield's intellectual powers had so little financial sense as to be gulled by such a man as Oaks Aimes. Again, he has been accused the most, infamous ''crookeiiuets' in the great "pavement fraud" which was perpetrated a few years ago in Washington. Hie adherents make no efforts to ex onerate him, find in that ca«io he stands before the country as a hateful abettor of a colossal swindle. Regardless of right and justice, he sat, as stubborn as a marble statue, upon che noto rious Electoral Commission, cast ing every vote as a paid partisan He never stopped for a moment to ask what the country de manded. Unlike Hancock, Iiis every public act has been made in defiance of every principle of justice and American liberty. He is a shrewd, tricky, debased pol itician, whose public record dis closes a base, corrupt heart. Notwithstanding his character is repulsive to honest mon, Gar field is not a weak Presidential candidate. If Hancock's friends would secure his election they must work. The Republican party is composed of that ma terial which ignores right, and, to the majority of the voters of that party, honesty and integrity are lost sight of in a Presiden tial contest. Hence the impera tive duty of every true patriot's girding himself up for a bitter fight. The "walk-over" will not be an easy ouo. Hancock is pure, but Garfield is strong. Hancock must- bo supported by overy true and pore patriot in order to beat the treacherous, perjured Garfield. Let More house do her duty in the great struggle that is just ahead of us. The Little Bonne Idee Levee. The citizens between this and Oak Ridge are interesting them selves in having this levee put up. It protects about 3000 acres of open land or, more, and will save two bridges on the DeGal lion from yearly displacement, and keep open the roads from Oak Ridge to Monroe and Bas trop and Oak Ridge. The pariah ought to contribute at least §1000 to have this levee pot up. It is a shame to have the fairest portion of Morehouse inundated yearly for want of a levee which would cost but $1000 over and above the subscription already made up by tho citizens affected, The increased taxa tion on the lands redeemed and the protection of the most impoitant roads in. the parish will fully remunerate us for the oatlay. Th« editor of the Richland Beacon has been forced to re sign temporarily the editorial chair of that journal on account of ill-healths We hope soon to hear from his common sense pen again, Maugham is a tried and noble worker for Democracy, The Hancock Banner reminds us of Dr. Tanner's stomach dur ing fast—[Providence Republi can. You had botter let Nor wood s paper alone! "'Forbear ance with him has almost ceased to be a yirtue." It is now agreed that the Tele graph at Monroe inaugurated the Hancock boom in this State. Let everybody understand that.' i STATE NEWS. j 'W Qoe man ki'l.-d too doer last parish. ; ; aople whiia v.iav a i dor days playing ofjin 311! £ if: vs t-k0 ire c "i-.-. • an o the £ Vs'W ebst I _ :■ / j I he Co If a iL ; 1 th-3 long . t fret ze-out pokei The C!r"> of Grant p bread qne.s The Webster Tribune &üx .1011S lur 3. pfGSS CO I The recent cool nights have caused ranch sickness all over the State. Gen. Cosgrovo, of the Natchi toches "Vindicator, is rusticating osas. people on ti;o is very O.J L i 0 Ii . ' I j There is more fata! sickness j ia Madisen this summer than has been kno -vn for years, ' A naw post ofSce has been T * * established in Madison parish called Cape—a significant name. Tiiu worms have not as yet injuied the cotton crop in Ten sas parish. There will be more cotton and cane raised in, Rapidem this year than can be gather«!. Merchants in St. Joseph close their stores at sundown and turn their clerks looso. Clerks have an easy timo in that town. Many German immigrants are seeking homes in East Feliciana. Plenty room in Morehouse for industrious home seekers. The Ouachita river is running up stream as far as Columbia. The cause is the mighty rise in tho Mississippi. A jute factory is to be estab lished in New Orleans, costing §100,000. Sixty thousand of the money has been raised. Tho Guardian fears the recent continued rains have materially injured the cotton crop in Clai borne parish. A negro murderer was over-/ taken in Natchitoches tho other day and shot to death by his pursuers. Lincoln parish farmers will gather tho largest crop this year that has been made in a long time. A school teacher by tho name of Bolvin died suddenly at his school honse the other day in Terrebone parish. The average increase of the population of this State since 1870 is 30 per cent. The entire population of the State is 972, 000. The people of Webster parish will hold an election next Mon day to ascertain whether that parish shall have a jail of its own or not. Lake Providence people shoot down vagrant hogs wherever they find them on tho streets, and the Republican wants it stopped. Several papers in North Louis, iana have paid eloquent tributes to the late Major H. M. Bry, of Monroe. None knew him but revered him, Thero have been recently in Minden wholo regiments of drummers. That must be flourishing town, as drummers endeavor to shun any other kind C. B. Darrall is the Republi can nominee for Congress from tho 3d district. Marks, Internal Revenue Collector, was bis op ponent iu the convention. A sly thief crept into a room in which four men wero sleeping in East Carroll parish, and po litely pillaged the pockets of the heavy sleepers! Those men cer tainly do sleep. The St. Tammany Farmer ad vises the people of Covington to lock their chickcn houses when New Orleans Republican politi cians visit that city. The Farmer Knows, we suppose. OCR OAK RIDGE LETTER. Oak Rid g e, La „ Aug. 10, '80. .it Clarion : ' Our town und country is in I k«»•••'oiug with the times we guess. Crop prospects good. A little too much rain, but. everything hi';^ : iir for a fine crop. Health good. ."several of our friends living abroad visited our town this wenk, viz : T. G. Brigham, D. I'odd, F. M. Grant, Dr. Marable, of your town and his son, from jlouroe, and others We are ilways g!ad when friands from other towns visit us. Our friend, David Todd, is j here working for the rebuilding j of the Little Bonne Idee levee, If he succeeds in this important stop to public good, he will im mortalizo himntdf to those bene fLted. Thousands of acres of tho Snout lands in North Louis iana will bow w:'h their rich fruit in obedience to our friend !i Duve" for thoir protection from the overflow. I understand that several of our planters have sub scribed liberally to this impor tant work. We only need a head and leader to put the thing through, and I believe we have both in D. Todd. Ho is a wide awake, working young man. We hope to see our country entirely protected from overflow. This is a serious matter with us every spring. Our town is still improving. Wo now have a fine belfry about completed at the Episcopal church in town, which is an or nament wo are proud of. We look forward for a little city here some day, not a great many Ï mi Ti » years nence. The editor of the Clarion may move down here yet. Who knows? 5TH WARD DR. TAMER. This mono-maniac, who under took to abstain from all food for forty days, claims that he com pleted the task last Saturday at j ti - / " ^ noon. Mis feat'was watched by tho whole country with the most I eager interest, and, whether his if • i i , self-.uiposed starve » tonest or not, he is to day the best ad- a vertised doctor in the world A great many learned physicians „[ iu n „utj 1 1,1 L -LI at tho outset declared that neith er I anner nor any other man could live that long without food. Indeed, somo of the best doctors £ i „ ii-r. , . denounced his last as a cheat be fore he had completed his fif teeuth day. His watchers, how- of ever contended that he was living t( . j . . , , on water and air only, and, as he became more emaciated, and as the tho fierce rebellion of his swin died stomach asserted itself more „ , frequently and powerfully, Ian ner s deriders became more thoughtful and considerate, until now, we believe, the entire med ' ical fraternity confesses that he | did actually starve himself for L f Tir 0t a ^ 8, tr wt Tir i- i What he has accomplished by that period of exôrutiating saff g is just what we do not J know. W bile his may have been ! a total and genuine fast, it fails to demonstrate any theory what ever that will be of any intrinsic ,, . * * worth to humanity. Nine bun dred and ninety-nine men iu a thousand would no doubt die if subjected to the same trying or deal through which Tanner has[ just passed. We are satisfied [ that not more than one man in a million would be willing to try it. We are, nevertheless, glad that Tanner succeeded, and only wish we could have seen him i when he got hold of that glass of milk last Saturday. It is said that he proposes to spend the melancholy days" of October j without any grub, a task which, if imposed upon us, wonld, in-1 deed, bo "the saddest of tbe J year. It is also reported that Tanner has made implacable enemies of every hotel man in the country. MR. DOSS REPLIES. Mr. Editor. Please allow me space in your columns to answer the "Democratic protest" of the delegates of Ward G, to the recent, parish convention. As chairman pro tem. of the con vention I feel personally assailed in the charge that the committee on credentials was appointed in the in terest, of one candidate. I deny the charge as being false. A list of names of delegates was handed me, who were supposed to favor one of the contesting delegations from ward 4, and I was asked to appoint them on the committee on credentials. But 1 exercised my own judgment, and did not appoint all of them, as I can prove by com paring the list handed me with the list of committee appointed. The three protesting Democrats are in error as to there being eight King men on the committee on credentials. There were seven for King, one for Richardson, and one anti-King and anti-Ri -iliardaon There were nine of the ten wards entitled to representation on the committee, (ward 4 being contest ed); seven out of the nine wards sent solid King delegations to the convention ; one sent a solid Rich ardson delegation ; and one sent one for Richardson, two for King, and six opposed to both Richardson and King. /On motion the chair was requested to appoint a commit tee on credentials—one from each of the 9 wards. j ! Now, when the chair came to the 7 solid King wards, how could it do otherwisethan appoint 7 King men ? When it came to the solid Richard son ward how could it do otherwise than appoint a Richardson man? When it came to the ward that was Represented by three factions, did it not exercise proper judgment in appointing a gentleman who repre sented the larger of the three fac tions ? As to the "unprecedented and undemocratic" action of the con vention in rejecting the resolution ' V1,VIVU 111 lUU I U75UIUL1UIÏ in favor of the two-thirds rule, and in instructing its delegates as to candidates, and in not selecting its delegates to the Monroe conven tion from each ward respectively, I can say that I have been a resident of this parish six years, and I know that no parish convention has ever attempted to instruct its delegates for the two-thirds rule during that time. I know that the parish eon ve »«on instructed its delegates to the congressional convention two years ago for Judge R. B. Todd, I know that ward 8, (of which I am a Rident) has never been rep resented in a congressional or sena L™, ooowDtton"««™ 1 have E, a resident of thé parish. Still, no murmuring has ever been heard She cares not who rep resents her ill our district conven tionSj provided they are true and tried Democrats. They say, "We only make tho £ r< ? test î' 0 . ca ^ ^he attention of our feiiow-eitizens to the conduct of their delegates in the convention.' I thank you, gentlemen, in behalf of a lar S e majority of the delegates t( L s ? kl ^ntion for calling the attention of their constituents to their manly action. A majority of the delegates in said convention were elected as King men . I leave with those famihar with the ac tion of said convention to say whether or not, those instructed King delegates carried out, in good faith ' tbe wil1 and wisli es of then ' constituents - L - D °SS. | N< w Trezevant, Supervisor L f ^ 10th M Lfc Dis . tr ' ct ' * n a note to u9 > d ate d ^g. 6th g . „i am : Qformed hy Qqq r a J Walker, Superintendent of Cen ! sus, that the enumerators will be P ai ^ promptly, by check on the ü - S - Treasury, soon as their re H"* 3 ÎT b u- exA J? iaeâ ™à found correct by his office. I this day forward all of the portfolios, etc , of my district to Washington. — — , Messrs Green and Gibson fell oa ''' n Donaldsonville last week when Green was shot to death hv his antagonist, Mr. Gibson, who is a cousin of Gen. R. L. Gibson The Monroe Bulletin publishes this week a sweet and touching obituary of Miss Octavia Conner, the interesting daughter of T. N. Conner, of that city. Monroe is cursed with brows in g» thieving cows, which do an noy the Bulletin man. A big crop of rice will be made this year in Avoyelles parish. HURRAH FOR WARD \ 0 .V A Hancock and English organized at Hope's Str,,... ! SHUIe on I« Saturday, with t hirty-five m ei!lbe Tho following resolutions passed : t. erat: That nous. : and thost but who tn * Dem intend "promise to support the nomine^; the Cincinnati and Monroe cent tiuns be admitted. 2. That the object of the shall be to further the the Democn^cv and to exert every 1 , ergy to call out all of the voter^ the ward and to poll as many y,/ as possible at the ensuing eleefe 3. That a meeting of the tdubT held at. Hope's .Store every -, weeks till after the It h of Xovemt/ 5. That we do believe and i-,l. sider the principles of the Iîepublj. can party as deleterious to our p u \j. tic welfare, and that its aims at. lhose of centralization, and that it is our duty to combat them ata : hazards. » (J. 1 hat all members be urged to be present at each meeting and me their best efforts to bring members, thereby furthering by i n . dividual efforts the cause of the club and thereby the cause of De mocracy. t. I hat at each meeting some one he selected to address the club at each ensuing meeting, either a member of the club or some promi nent man of the ward or parish R. R. NEWMAN, J'res't. 0«. G. Bufokd , Secretary. WH KT WE NEED. Hoe handles each 25 cents. Clivices each 25 cents. Lap rings 10 cents. Very best Sweeps §5 50. Sweep blades 75 cents. I'low points 25 to 35 cents. Boys' iron axle wagons, with ea pacity 100 to 200 lbs.' §5 to 87 50. Nice buggy for the baby .$10. First class single-barrel breech loading shot gun $15—guaranteed. A good no-top buggy $77 50. A good top buggy $10U; cheaper kind §85. All of the above, and whatever else you need, can be found s i' : IIANDY'S, without going am I further, and at prices that compete ' with many larges places than Jias- I trop. Call on him and he will 1 prove it to you. Just before going to press we learned from Mr. R. II. Ward that King was nominated on first ballot by a vote of 138 to 12. Richard son did not go before the conven tion at all—we are glad of it. Dr. Abby submitted his name only to sustain a perfect Waterloo defeat. W e are glad and proud of the ac tion of the Monroe convention. I Jiat Avisa body did nothing more thanjthe people expected. The peo ple will ever be under obligations to those delegates to the Monroe Con vention. Hurrah for King ! Mr. J. J. Keener writes to the Clarion from Hamburg, under date of Aug. Tth, as foil, ws: "Please announce in your p?î per, for the benefit of your read ers, that the camp meeting will commence at tho Keener camp ground in Ashley county, Arkan sas, on Thursday, Zug. 20. Min isters are especially solicited to attend." The Lake Providence Repub lican is going to shake off the "patent outöide" and "get all ita work iu at homo." If it would then shake off its foul politics and chimo iu with tho "folks at home," the Republican would have no superior in North Lou isiana. The editor of the Providence Republican has boen Uppointed Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue for the 10th District of Louisiana. Ho seems to be proud of tho exalted (?) position. SUCCESSION SALE. STATE OF LOUISIANA—Cth District Court, Parisli of Morehouse. Succes sion of Levi Rogers, deceased. By virtue of an order of sale issued, from the fîtli District Court aud to me directed as administrator of tho above succession, I will, at thedomieil of Levi Rodders, deceased, on SATURDAY, the 14th day of August, 1880, proceed to sell, for cash, all the parsonal personal property of said suc cession. T. ù. BKIGHAM, july30-2t Administrator. Charles Winkler, LOCK AND GUNSMITH, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will repair guns and pistols on short notice. Satisfaction'guaranteed.