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DEVOTED TO POLITICS, AGRICULTURE, HOME INTERESTS, AND THE MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE COVNTRY.
VOL. VI
BASTROP, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 1880
NO 41.
sfflowltouse Clarion.
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PROFESSIONAL CAIIDS.
Frank Waughan,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Bastrop, Louisiana.
Will practice in the Courts of More
house and West Carroll. Special atten
tion to the collection of claims by suit
before the Magistrate's Courts.
£f. C. JfHO RGJËJ%\
attorney at law,
MONROE, La.
Will (practice iu State aud Federal
Courts. aprilll-y
sjijisojtr B j E r »;
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Bastrop, Louisiana.
Office —South-east cornel' ,ot Puhljc
Square.
Will practice in the courts of the
14tli Judicial District composed Of
the parishes of Morehouse, Ouachitaand
Richland, and in the Supreme Court at
Monroe. julyl9-y
J Vs. BUSSE Y II". NAFF
Jtusscy Jt'atr,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
.Bastrop, Louisiana.
Will practice in the courts ot the Sixth
Judicial District, composed of the parish» s
of Morehouse and West Carroll, and
n the Supreme' Court at Monroe; also in
the Federal Courts.
Office— East side of public square;
C. NEWTON W5I.T. HALL
JTewton -V It 'll.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Bastrop, Louisiana.
Wili practice in the courts of the 6th
•liuliuiiil District, composed of the par
ishes of Morehouse, and West Carroll
and also iu the parishes of liiehlaud,
Ouachita, Union, Franklin, Catahoula,
Hud Jackson, aud in tlia Supreme Court
Monroe, Louisiana.
OR. F. C. (i 1",
BASTKOP, I.A.
Oilers l«is professional sei vices to the
â eople of Bastrop and vicinity. Can be
found at his residence, or at the drug store
ot Dr. A. L. Bussey, when not profes
onally engaged. febft-y
Geo. B. Jtlarable, JI. D
BASTROP, I.A.
I hereby tender my professional services
to the people of Bastrop and Morehouse
parish. When not professionally engaged,
can be found at my resideneo on 1 » mile
eas ortownat night, and at the Drug
Store of Dr. A. L. Bussey during the day
feb9-y
s. P- T3TJA.TT j
ORAL SURGEON,
Offers to the public his professional
experience of thirty years in the above
speciality for the treatment of all dis
eases peculiar to the month and preser
vation of its natural orjiaus, the teeth.
Charges for all dental services graded
by quality and character desired, to suit
the times. For dental substitute*, from
$15, $60. $75, $100, f'200, np to Bnatt's
celebrated improvod 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, n«r the Baptist
Chnrch.
Dentistry.
in all its branches, by
DR. M. J. MASfeENGILL.
Gold fillings from $2 to $5; silver fill
ings from îl to $3; full upper and lower
set artificial teeth £40. Extracting teeth
a speciality. Having bad mv office
newly fitted up, I will take pleasure in
serving all persons wishing work in m'y
line.
COME AND SEE,
Mr. A. CURTIS is offering his best
brick for TEN DOLLARS PER THOU
SAND. Now is the best time to repair
vonr side-walks and nnder-pin your
houses. Call and examine the brick.
A. CURTIS
A BUMMER SONG.
Roly-poly honey-bee
Hamming in the clover,
With the green,Reaves uuder you,
And the blue,sky over,
Why are you so busy, pray ? _
Never still a minnte,
Hovering now above a flower,
Now half bured iu it !
Jaunty robin Ted-breast,
Singing,loud and cheerily,
From the pink-white apple treo.
In the morning early,
Tell me, is your merry song
Just for your own pleasure,
Poured from such a tiny throat
Without stint or measure ?
Little yellow buttercup,
By the wayside smiling,
Lifting up your happy face,
With such sweet beguiling,
Why are you so gayly clad—
Cloth of gold your raiment Î
Do thesuushme and the dew
Look to you for payment !
Roses in the garden beds,
Lillies, cool and saintly,
Darling blue-eyed violets,
Pausies hooded quaintly,
Sweét-peds that, like butterflies,
Dance the blight t>kies.under
Bloom.-ve f of avour own d eligh t,
Or for ourji woiider î
The Life of a Far- Western Editor.
We bave'' collected §55.50 cash
during the past six months, and
lived on that sum. We have given
from fourteen to sixteen hour's la
bor every day, including Sunday,
each week we have printed the
Bentönian. The Semi-Weékly con
tained, when printed full, about
twenty thousand ems, making forty
thousand for the week, which is the
average printer's week's work,
without performing any other labor.
In addition to the week's work at
the case we have 1 looked after the
chores of the office, made up the
paper, cut and wet down the paper,
washed the rollers, worked the
press, put up the mails, and carried
the papers. We have bought,
begged or stolen the firewood, and
chopped • it with a borrowed ax.
We have done our- own cooking
and lived on one meal and a cold
lunch a day, never getting a good
square one, except when a chance
half-dollar fell in our way, and we
would feel so rich that we would
rush up to the California Hotel.
We have lived on boiled beef with
an occasional turnip, and not in
frequently a boiled frozen potato
and salt for dessert. We would
then change our diet to soda crack
ers and sweetened water for a few
days. There is nothing so condu
cive to health as frequent changes
of diet. For the last week or two
we have been gourmandizing on
bacon: and . beans straight, with
crackers steeped in weak tea.
What tobacco we can not beg we
buy on cie'dlt. .We have not been
in bed or lain on a mattress since
last May.— ^Bentéft Bentonian.
A youn£-utofcfte»s in-'despair of
ever teaching her idle little girl,
aged 4, her letters, and thinking
that perhaps the child knew more
than she would admit, said: "Now,
Katie, I won't tfy to teach you to
day; you shall be mother, and
shall teach toe my letters.'' ''May
I really an»J truly be mother?"
said Katie. '-'Yes, my darling."
"Let's begm, then," was the re
sponse. "You have been a very
good child to-day and you may
have a whole'holiday!" and Katie
shut up the book and ran off laugh,
ing. • >•> .il. -
—"—: «P
"Short," said a Dutchman, "you
may sav> what please, 'pout'
pad neighbors: i have had to vorst
1 "• .-f* >— î ■ - ...
neighbors as. never vas. Mine bigs
and mij^hehs" cbjme home niit dere
ears split, and todder day. two of
them come borne missing.
How long does a widower mourn
i for his wife ? A second.
When Hancock was nominated
the Republican! press began to
attack him because he was noth
ing bat a soldier and without a
civil record. These attacks have
done Haucock good service, for
they have drawn out his record
and made it quite plain that he
has bad a great deal to do with
civil affairs and has always been
on the right side pf every great
issue! His order No. 40, and
his letter to the reconstruction
governor of Texas, were no more
creditable and striking evidences
of bis ability to bandle civil af
fairs than his letter to Gen.
Sherman, which the constant
barking of the Republican press
brought into priut, The latest
draft on his record is the paper
he read as presiding officer of
the court of inquiry, which Grant
ordered when Babcock was in
dicted as a member of the St.
Louis whisky ring. The plan
was to get the evidence out of
the courts here in St. Louis and
into the bands of sympathetic
military comrades where it would
do Babcock no harm. Hancock
refused to be a party to this
transparent trick and the court
of inquiry did not serve Bab
cock's purposes. It did put
Hancock on record once more i
however, as a soldier who knew
just when to bow his bead obe
diently to the civil authority.
Hancock, as a candidate for
president, represents the very
antithesis of the soldier in poli
tics, for his whole record shows
that he is the one soldier who
knows how to keep the army out
of politics.—[St. Louis Republi
can.
Here is what a sensible old
mau thinks of little boys who
smoke cigarettes in the presence
of ladies. We know some boys
in this town guilty ot that very
impolite and ungallanfc practice,
and, to let them see and know
what old people think of it, we
publish the old man's opinion:
•'I can stand being shut up in
a close room with a yellow dog
full of fleas or a ripe polecat in
a hot house in July, but I have
no earthly use for the chuckle
headed young rooster who sucks
smoke through a paper cigar
stuffed with green walnut saw
dust, and stands like a cast-iron
monkey upon a street corner and
squirts that smoke oat through
both flues in his nose into the
faces of ladies passing by. If I
had an old toothless dog and he
didn't have sense enough to snap
at a turtle, and didn't have but
forty-eight hours to live, I'd kill
him if J caught him barking at
one of these double-flued-nosed
smoke-squirters."
Dr. Foote's Health Monthly tells
how people get sick : "Eating too
much and too fast ; swallowing im
perfectly masticated food; using
too much fluid at meals ; drinking
poisonous whisky and other intoxi
cating drinks ; repeatedly using
poison as medicines ; keeping late
hours at night, and sleeping late in
the morning ; wearing clothing too
tight ; neglecting to wash the body
sufficiently to keep the pores open ;
exchanging the warm clothes worn
in a warm room during the day for
costumes and exposure incident to
evening parties ; compressing the
stomach to gratify a vain and fool
ish passion for dress ; keeping up
constant excitement; fretting the
mind with borrowed troubles ; swal
lowing quack nostrums for every
, imaginary ill ; taking meals at ir
I regular intervals, etc.' t
ALMOST INCREDIBLE.
Information from Tyro, the
scene of the recent somnabulistic
murder, is that over 100 person's
assembled at the corner's inquest
and preliminary trial. The body
of Mr. Phelps found lying nearly
across the foot of the bed, on the
right side, his head on his right
arm, with three cuts of an ax,
two ot which, if not the third,
were sufficient to cause instant
death—one high enough on the
head to reach the brain. The
story of Mr. Click was that he
dreamed the negroes had entered
the store, as anticipated by him
self and Mr. Phelps. Then fol
lowed, according to his recollec
tion, a bloody and terrible fight.
When be awoke be wa3 fleeing
down the stairs, and, gradually
recovering consciousness, he re
turned to the room where he and
Phelpa had been sleeping, and
realized at a glance the full hor
ror of his deed. He at once fled
screaraing^to the house of Mr,
Grub, near by, aud was met by
that gentleman, who was aroused
by his cries. Mr. Grub said his
lamentations were heart-rending,
and that he told him at once that
be bad killed bis best friend in
bis sleep. The alarm soon be
came general, and tbepeighbors
collected from all quarters. They
all testified that Cliok exhibited
bis regret in a most violent man
ner, and fiually became so ex
hausted that he had to be car
ried home. It was proved by
both State and defendant's wit
nesses that Click was a somnam
bulist and nad frequently injnred
his own person by jumpiug from
the house window, sometimes
through the glass from the sec
ond story, cutting himself consid
erably. He has also been known
to get up aud choke some of the
family, saying that the bears in
Texas were after him, and then
run a quarter or a half mile down
near the river, and wake to find
himself aloue. When he went
visiting be requested his neigh
bors to tie him, which tuey did.
Last week he went to sleep in
the room where his dead uncle
lav a corpse. He suddenly arose
with terrible expressions of fear,
and started to seize his dead un
cle. His sister and a gentleman
caught bim, got him awake, and
he went back to bed. Many
other instances were given. The
court being satisfied from the
evidence that the prisoner Was
not accountable for his actions
while asleep, pronounced the
evidence unsufficien^ whereupon
Mr. Click returned to his home.—
Charlotte (N. C.) Observer.
The grape, apple and plum
crop along the Hudson valley is
abundant this season, and the
probabilities are that wine wilj
be made of the grape crop this
Fall. Apples are a drug on the
farmers' hands, and they are
drying hundreds of bushels daily
instead of shipping them to mar
ket.' Cider is being made m
large quantities.
A good woman, after the death
of her husband, had married the
brother of the departed. She pre
served, nevertheless, in her dining
room, a picture of her first spouse.
One day a guest at the table, no
ticing the portrait, asked her if it
was a member of . her family.
"Yes," replied the lady, frankly,
"it is the portrait of my poor
brother-in-law."
■ Oa the slopes of the volcano
of San Salvador, iu Central
America, exists a curious inter
mittent spring. It is known to
the natives of the country as tho
Rio Huido, or fugitive river.
During seven consecutive years
sufficient water flows from it to
form a veritable river, when, at
v fixed time, tho water suddenly
disappears, and the bed of the
river becomes dry aud dusty.
At the end of another period of
seven years the water again
commences to flow from the
spring. A period of flow covered
the years from 18G6 to 1873, and
was succeeded by a period of
dryness from 1873 to 1880. In
Jauuary of this year the water
promptly reappeared. The phe
nomenon is not new, but the
length of the period of intermit
tence aud its regularity are re
markable in the present instance.
At a recent trial in a Justice
court a prominent saloonist was
called as a witness. Upon being
sworn, one of the attorneys in
the case said: "Mr. S. where is
your place of business?" "What
for you ask me such foolish dings?
You drinks at my blace more as
a hundred dimes!'' "That has
nothing to do with the case, Mr.
S; state to tho jury where your
place of business is." "De
ahury! de shury? oh, by jimiuy !
Lfery shentleman on dis shury
has a string of marks on my cel
lar door, shust like a rail fence!"
His Honor here interceded in be
half of couusel, and in a calm
aud dignified manner requested
the witness to state the place of
his bizziness. ''Oh excuse me,
your Honor, you drinks at my
place so many dimes and pays
me notings. I dinks you very
well knows where I keeps mine
blace,"
Don Cameron's Support of
Garfield .—Judge Shoonmaker
related to me an incident that
occurred at the Uuited States
Hotel an evening or two ago. It
was told him by a gentlemen who
was present aud beard it, a per
son in whose reliability the
Judge says he places the utmost
confidence. A little group was
gathered about Don Cameron
engaged in coversation with him.
Some one asked him how long he
would remain in Saratoga. But
a short time, was his reply, for
he must go back.to Pennsylvania
and look after the Legislature»
which he desired to see Repub
lican. "An i do some good work
for Garfield," put in a bystander.
"What," cried the son of Simon,
"for that Cambellite son of a
sea-cock? No, sir not much.—
Saratoga Correspondence Brook
lyn Eagle.
A gardener recommend^ that
to keep bugs off melon and
squash vines a tomato plant be
set iu each hill, saying that when
be followed this plan his young
plants were not molested.
Never be afraid of a maa who
challenges you to fight a duel.
He will feel all that you can feel,
and more too. The man who
rushes at you with a spade is the
chap to look out for.
Paint the inside walls of a corn
house with coal tar, and it will
drive weevils from the corn. It
costs but a few dollars a barrel,
aud a barrel will last several
years in ben houses and corn
houses.
The Literary Tramp—A Kentucky Ro
mance.
A youug hid y from Texas was
spending a summer in Kentucky,
when she lmd a queer experience
with a tramp. She was sitting
out in the shade ot the yard
reading Goorge Eliot's ' Mill on
the Floss," when a regular, rag
ged tramp, red-nosed, askod if he
could get a drink of water*, Ho
could. Must he go around the
gate or ^'ould ho climb tho fence?
Both, if ho choose to. He said
"that's tho way I like to hoar
people talk." She went and
brought him the water and after
driuking it he paused and aksod
what she was reading. On boar
ing its name he said: "Over
rated. I never liked it. All
depth or no depth, I don't know
which. The novelist has tried
to write a story withont a well
defined plot aud has failed.
Goldsmith's success as a plotless
aud chaimiug writer was a bad
example." "You shouldu't tear
my favorite book to pieces. 1
like George Eliot aud all ber
works." *'Yuu don't liko 'Mill
on the Floss.' You have been
nodding over it for the last half
hour. You only pretend to read
it because you itnagino that ia
doing so you develop literary
taste." "I think, sir, you are im
pudent." "But truthful. Here's
a book you should read," aud the
tramp took from his ragged coat
a tatœred copy of Button's
Anatomy of Melancholy. "Dr.
Johnson said that this book Was
the ouly work that could induce
him to get out of bed mornings
sooner than his regular time of
rising." "Aud that's why you
like it," remarked the girl, taking
the book. "If Dr, Johnson
hadn't made that remark you
would not find the work so charm
ing." He said: "That's all right
give me some more water?" She
asked bim why be tramped. He
said, "whisky," She said: "Why
don't you quit?" Ho answered:
"I will now, on ono coudition.
That you will consent to be ray
wife. Meet me under this treo
four years from to-day." "I
will," said she and she treasured
up his handsome, reckless face in
her momory. That was four
years ago and two or three weeks
since she was in tho same yard;
under the same tree, when up
came her tramp acquaintance,
well dressed this time. They are
now married.—[Unknown, but
Reliable Exchange.
A Harsh Retort.
During the last political cam
paign in Michigan, a well-known
lawyer of that State was address
ing an audience composed prin
cipally of farmers, in Gratiot
County.' In order to win the
confidence of his hearers, he
said: "My friends, my sympa
thies have been always with tho
tillers of the soil. My father
was a practical tarmer, and so
was my grandfather before him."
I was myself 1 eared on a farm,
and was, so to speak, born be
tween two stalks of corn."
Here tho speaker was rudely
interrupted by some one in the
audience, who exclaimed, "A
pumpkin, by Jingo!"— [Editor's
Drawer, in Harper's Magazine.
Sunflowers are recommended
in (he Duchess Farmer for bean
poles, planting them at a suita
ble distancé in the , garden^and
planting the beans around them
when three or four inches liigh.

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