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1(^4$ !| J v 'V/'| i~Y / \ V^r / \^S 'T? '-Vv UM * i DEVOTED TO POLITICS. AGRICULTURE, HOME INTERESTS, AND THE MATERIAL hEl EIJtPMENT OF THE COl ?>TRY. VOL. VI BASTROP, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1«, 1SS0 NO 43. poTcItottsc £! avian. p ïLlSHKl/ EVERY SATURDAY. terms of suksckii'tion; One ? ear ' iu a< \ valJC0 ;,x jiifm'Im " 7jceo mouths ....... -a oo 1 00 ADVERTISING KATES. I 1 mo ! 3 mos j 6 inns ! 1 year. 'Späco. eqoare. ijqBares. spares. coin inn Mtumn. (tlamu. Transient advertisements will lie m ertedatthe rate of I 50 per square of «alines for the first insertion, and 75 eis for caeh subaegneut insertion. 43 00 5 00 8 50 10 00 20 00 40 00 $t> 50 9 50 15 00 18 00 40 00 00. 00 SI" 00 20 00 30 00 40 00 70 00 125 00 PROFESSIONAL CARDS. Frank I"atighan, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will practice in ' the Courts of More onso and West Carroll. Special atteu on to the collection of claims by suit fure the Magistrate's Courts. SP. C. »fäOll attorney at law, MONROE, La. Will [practice in State and Federal lurts. aprilll-y S.tJBSOJT UEf'l*, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. ODice—South-east corner Jof Public Square. Will practice in the courts of the th Judicial' District composed of t pur is lies of Morehouse, Ouaciiitaand ieilatid, and in the Supreme Court at onroe. julyl9-y 8. BUSSEY H.H. NAFF ISus.scy £f J%"atr,, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will practice in the courts ot the Sixth idiciai District, composed of the parishes Morehouse ami W est Carroll, and the Supreme Court at Monroe; also iu b Fcdei'til Courts. Office—East side ot public square; NEWTON WM. T. HALL .Vcictoîi Mall, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Wili practice in the courts of the 6th idicial District, composed of the par Ut» of Morehouse, and West. Carroll id also in the parishes of Uichiand, lucbita, Uuiou, Franklin, Catahoula, nl.Lick son, and iu tho Supreme Court Jim roe, Louisiana. nn. f . c. BASTKOr, L\. Offers his prnfessiodul sei vicos to the joplo of Bastrop and vicinity. Can be »und at his residence, or at the drug store ! Dr. A. L. Bussoy, when not profes onally engaged. feb9-y Geo. li. JJlarable, J.1- 1J> BASTROP, LA. I hereby tender rny professional services o the people of Bastrop and Morehouse lariah. When not professionally engaged, au be found at my residenco one mile ins ottowu at night, and at the Drug store of Dr. A. L. Buasey during tho clay febll-y s. p. BUATT j OEAL SURGEON, Offers to the public his professional 'Xperieuco of thirty years in the above peciality for the treatmcut of all dis 'ases peculiar to tho mouth and pre,«or ation of its natural organ h , the teoth. Charges for all dental services graded y quality and character desired, to suit betimes. For dental substitute*, from 15, $60. $75, $160, §200, up to Buatt's »lebrated improved gold plate, $350 for fill sets, recommended as healthy, and ^perform the functions of mastication Bästaetorily as to kiud selected. Without previous arrangements, cash 1 «variably expected. .Sieved to now office, near the Baptist Cn«Rh. Dentistry. ft all its branches, by DK. M. J. MASSENGILL. . Q«'d fillings from $2 to §5; silver fili ngs from $1 to $3; full upper and lower artificial teeth $40. Extracting teeth ^speciality. Having had my office j^ w |. v fitted up, I wtll take pleasure in •Wring all persons wishing work in my t COME AND SEE, . A. CI'RTIS is offering his best TEN DOLLARS PER THOU ^■àAT). Now is the best time to repair Tour side-walks and under-pin your äoos^ pan and examine the brick. , A. CURTIS. GATHERING H EART'S-EASE. BY JUAN' ingklow. I went to gather heart's-ease When the bright sun sank to rest, Drawing all his sheaves of sunlight To his gamer in the west; When the blossoms and the leaves, Losing all their golden glow, In the slowly gathering twilight Faintly fluttered to and fro. All the ground was staired with May blooms, Everywhere they met my eye; But I went to gather heart's-ease, So 1 passed all others by, Oh ! my heart was ne'er so joyous As it was in those glad hours, When I wandered light and careless Near the wood aide gathering flowers. Then I gave them all to yon, dear, And I looked up in your face, And I wondered I could fancy That the flowers had any grace, Then it was I gathered heart's-ease, Then it was, dear heart, I found That the glory of the May blooms Did not lie u|>on the ground. Chips From tlie Papers. Laborers on Mississippi steam boats are getting SCO per month. G,G89 women are holders of U. S. 4 per centum bonds. Mobile had a 350,000 blaze on the 5th. The fire started in a large dry goods house. The next Legislature of Vermont will stand, 192 Republicans ; 15 Democrats, and one Greenbacker. Democratic unity in the city and State of New York is now a settled fact. Hon Charles II. Belt is the Re publican nominee for Governor of New Jersey. Comfortable and neat cottages are in active demand in Vicksburg. So says the Herald. Shreveport house-servants and cooks have deserted their regular work and gone to the cotton fields to make better wages. The train run over Dr. Thomas E. Wilson, a young physician, of Texas, at Meridian, Miss., and in stantly killed him. At a meeting of the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen on the 7th "the dog-killer's bill, amounting to S3.25, was allowed." , The New York Times regards the Democratic harmony in New York as a common scandal. The Empire State is sure for Hancock. Mr. C. E. Wright, editor of the Vicksburg Herald, has been so journing at the Springs in North Carolina and Tennessee. His health is greatly improved. A Brooklyn man by the name of Livingston set out on his 3d days fast at 1 p. m. on the 9th. Beta have been made that he will give up his task before 10 days. '* The National Cotton Exchange's official statement of the crop of the United States for the commercial year ending August 31st, 1880, shows a total crop of 5,761,161 bales. : ■ Senator Vance, of North Caro lina, used to say of the late Judge Spofford, of Louisiana, that any one who looked at him and did not believe him an honest man cast odium on the Ten Commandments. At Coleman, Texas, 6 prisoners overpowered the guard and made a break for "sweet liberty." The alarm was given, one hundred men went in pursuit,. and four of the fleeing convicts were captured. A dispatch to the Vicksburg Herald from Starkville, Miss., un der State Sept. 7tb, says.: "This is the 8th day of steady rain. The cotton is sprouting in the bolls, and the fanners say it is damaged a great deal. A man by the name of Peebles, while returning home recently from Melbian, Texas, where lie had sold cotton, was killed and robbed by a negro named Taliferro. The mur derer was pursued and captured While on the way back a body of disguised men carried off the pris oner. The presumption is, he was lynched. On the 6th lightning struck the house of Moses Prewitt, 4 miles South of Upton, Ky., killing Mrs. James Waiden and James Prewitt, and wounding Mrs. Prewitt, mother of the young man. At the time Mrs. Waiden was killed she was holding a four-year old girl in her lap. The child was not injured. A severe rain storm visited Pe tersburg, Va., on the 6th. Rain fell in torrents, accompanied by violent thunder and lightning. Mr. A. Riper, book-keeper of the Bank of Petersburg, while writing, was knocked from his seat by lightning and badly stunned. The pen in his hand was melted by the fluid. The cotton factories of Peters burg, Va., seem to be doing a good business, their annual consumption of cotton touching 10,000 bales, and their annual production being 12,000,000 yards of cloth, such as drillings, ducks, fine shirtings and sheetings. They have about 26,000 spindles, 900 looms, and employ nearly 1,000 hands. Judge Richardson of the court of claims, a stalwart of the stalwarts, remarked to a friend the other day: , 'It looks as though Hancock would be elected, and I hope he will be. He would make a better president than the other man. " Senator Lo gan said only two or three days ago to a friend who asked him what ne thought of the situation: "I am afraid they've got Garfield." During the month of August 13,000,000 bushels of grain was shipped from the port of New York to Europe. To carry this enor mous quantity of grain across the ocean the services in whole or in part were required of 325 vesels. The orders from Europe are steadi ly pouring in and it is likely that the present month will bo the larg est in exportation of grain ever seen in the port of New York. St. Julian and Maud 8. each made a mile in 2:11| over the Rochester (N. Y.) couise on Au gust 12. This is the fastest time ou îecord. When Dexter made a mile in 2.17, it was thoaght that the ultimatnm of fast trot ting had been reached. But Goldsmith's Maid brought the time down much lower, and Rarus still lower, and now comes St. Julian and Maud S. to cap the climax. Will this last perform ance ever be surpassed, is the absorbing question that is occu pying the mind of the trotting world. Since the above was written, St. Julian has trotted over the same track a mile in 2:llg.— Stock Journal. While the Republicans will make a weak crow over it, the result of the election in Vermont indicates nothing touching the general result in November. It has gone, just as was expect ed, by a large majority for the Republicans. No contest was made in the State by the Demo crats as no contest was made in Alabama and Arkansas by the Republicans. The Republican State has gone Republican and the Democratic States have gone Democratic.—[Vicksburg Herald Groceries of all kinds in quanti ties to suit cheap for cash at Leo pold's. GLEANINGS. 'the au for to We presume they call it roof of a boy's pantaloons, be cause it is tho part that is shin gled.— [Boston Post. The report that tho Grecian bend was to bo revived proves erroneous. It got currency dar ing the cucumber season.—[St Louis Republican. The lather of H. B. Bigelow the Republican candidate for Governor of Connecticut, ia old Democrat aud will vote Hancock. Mrs. Youugwoman wants know "what is the best way to mark table linen." Leave the baby and a blackberry pie alone at the table for three minutes.— Boston Transcript. A yonng lady wrote some verses for a paper about her birthday, and headed them "Muy 30th." It almost made her hair turn grey when it appeared in print "My 30th." Mr. William Astor has, it is reported, purchased for $2U0,000 the Newport estate of the late Daniel Parrish. It ia in a de lightful situation, and includes about ten acres. "Every politician isn't a states man," remarked John Lay, in a Texas saloon. This expression was regarded by Den Moore, the town constable, as a personal in sult and he shot Lay at once. McFlannery heard a gentle man say of another that he had a loo benign countenance, and remarked : "A 2 be 9 counte nance ! Fhwat a face, to be sure." A yonng lady sui prised the gentlemanly clerk by offering him 50 cents in payment for a $1 purchase. "It amounts to §1, if you pleaae," said the gentle manly clerk. "I know it does," was the answer, "but papa is only paying 50 cents on the dol lar now." A gallant old gentleman of the name of Page, finding a young lady's glove at a watering place, presented it to her with the fol lowing words : If from jour glove you take the letter G, Your glove ia love —which I devote to the«. To which the lady returned the following neat answer: If from the Page you take tho letter P , Your Page is age—and that won't do for me. John Everman, alias "Sailor Jack," who died recently in Phil adelphia, left a deathbed declar ation, in which he confesses that he committed certain robberies, for which three men are now un dergoing imprisonment in the Easton Penitentiary. The Board of Pardons will consider the matter at its next meeting. Whatever may bo said for or against John Kelly, comptroller of New York city, there is no dis puting that he is mauaging the fiuances of the metropolis -with ability and success. His annual report for the year ending Au gust 1, 1880, shows a cash bal ance in the treasury August 1, 1879, uf $1,416,129; receipts dur ing the year, $65,104,402; dis bursements, $65,331,259; leaving a cash balance iu the treasury August 1, 1880, of $1,189,2« 2. The disbursements from the sink ing-fuud for the redemption of the city debt were $5,405,641, and there is a cash balance in this fund of £219. %7. Tho amount of interest paid during the year $1,754,794, and there is a balance on hand in the interest fund of $1.167,797. The report states that fifty years ago tho bonded debt of the city v-as less than $1,000,000; since then it has increased to over $100,000,000; but for the past three years it has been decreasing, having bôou reduced $10 ; 335,896 in tue last three years. The estimated tas levy for the present year is $28, 937,272, of which $3,571,322 is for state purposes, and the bal ance for city purposes. The ar rears of taxes on real estate $9, 325,478; on personal property, $11,663,202; aud on water rates, $133,945, making a total of $21, 122,623.—[St. Louis Republican. THE COTTON CROP SERIOUSLY INJURED. In 1878 up to the 1st of August tho prospect for a large cotton crop was most excellent. The season to that date wtts all that the most hopeful and exacting planter could wish. The Spring was good a >d as a consequence the tstaud was fiuo aud the plaut grew off rapidly: There was enough rain and not too inucL). Ou the 1st of August all believed a very large crop would be raised. But unfortunately cot ton is a crop that is never out of danger until it is shipped and sold. Tho season of 1878 that was so promising up to the first of August was just the reverse after that uaie. August proved very wet, the cotton was greatly injured and the worms destroyed great fields of it. The crop in this section of the Union was a failure. It now seems that 1880 will bo a repetition of 1878. A month ago the prospect was the very best; now, is could hardly be worse. Our correspondents in Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas aud this State, assure us that the crop has been very seriously injured by the excessive rains and winds, and that the worms— the last crop of them—are now destroying whole fields of the staple in a few hours. They are in such myriads that preventives are useless. We have heard of their destroying three hundred acres of cotton in twenty-four hours. Of course, the yield is not entirely lost, for the matured bolls are left, but the injury amounts always, this early in tho season, to as much as twenty five per cent., and frequently to one-half the crop. As injurious as tho worms are, we doubt that they will be able to do as much damage, as the bad weather has already done. We heard a most successful planter remark that the weather was worse on the crop than the worma could pos sibly be, if they destroyed every green leaf. He says the bolls are rolling, and that tho cotton already open is sprouting in tho bulls. The prospect is indeed gloomy. Let us hope that the half crop that will be realized, will bo cleanly picked, aud a good price obtained for it. While we are forced to ac knowledge that the cotton crop in the Mississippi Valley will be a short oue, we can state that the corn crop is an excellent one. This will greatly compensate for the loss of a portion of the cot ton crop,— [Vicksburg Keraid. Fresh lot of S. C. C. Hams just received at Leopold's. Col. Robert N. Scott I iks issued a circular stating that the oflicial records of tho war of the rebel lion will be published iu four series. The first eeiies will em brace the formal reports, both Union and Confederate, of mili tary operations, with correspon dence, orders and returns relat ing specially thoreto, aud will bo accompanied by an atlas. This series viil embrace about eight octavo volumes avoraging eight hundred pages each. The sec ond series will contain corre spondence, etc., Union and Con federate, relating to prisoners of war, and to State or political prisoners—foar volumes. Tho third aeriea will contain corre spondence, orders and reports and returns of the Union author ities, embracing their correspon dence with Confederate officials— eight volumes. Tho fourth so ries will exhibit correspondence, etc., of the Confederate authori ties, not embodied in the pro ceding series—four volumes. The Madison Journal has this to say of some of tho deluded darkies who have returned from Kansas, glad to get back to their old homes: We havo recently conversed with several of the returned ex odusters, and find them heartily disgusted with their trip. They express great delight at getting back to Madison once more, and will doubtless spend the remain der of their lives on this soil. Our exchanges from different States also bring us the intelli gence that they are returning in largo numbers; and many more would like to come, but tor like of means. We feel sorry for them, but venture to say they will not in future be so ready to credit and accept the stories and offers made them by an adven turous sot of imposters whoso only motive was to use them as tools for their own vile purpose. Experience ia a doar school, but fools, it is said, will learn at no other. The Chicago Inter-Ôcean is at presout exhorting its readers to vote for DeGolyer Garfield. Does the Inter-Ocean remember saying, on a June morning before the nomination, anything like this; "All dark horses are irrelevant. Garfield may spring to a momen tary vision. The galleries may cheer as they behold the pbizz of the tenpenny rockets that indi cate yearnings; but bis record will be lead, and his Bpinal weak ness a discouragement to the Republican party," If the Inter-Ocean remembers saying this, the question arisea whether it means what it says, when it advises its leaders to vote for the Credit Mobilier can didate.— [N. Y. San. Charles A. Dana, editor of the New York Sun, recently spent about $3000 in the construction of a cave for the cultivation of mushrooms. He has employed a professional mushroom grower to take charge of it, and naturally anticipates, it may be supposed, after so liberal a provision, that the results will prove compensa tory. At a diuner she had a doctor on either baud, one of whom re marked that they were well served since they had a duck between them. "Yes," she broke in, "aud I between two quacks.