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DEVOTED TO POLITICS, AGRICULTURE, HOME INTERESTS, AND THE MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY.
VOL. VII
BASTROP, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 1881
NO 45.
otcltouse ®lawu.
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PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
9. TODD... K. B.TODD,JR.
TODD % TODD.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Bastrop, Louisiana.
Will practice in the Courts of More
house, Richland, and West Carroll,
and in the Supreme Court at Monroe.
EPR. B. Todd, Jr., Notary Public for
the parish of Morehouse.
aprill5
IP. c.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MONROE, La.
Will [practice in Stat« and Federa
Courts. aprilll-y
Franh Waughan,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Bastrop, Louisiana.
Will practice in the Courts of More
fleuse «n i West Carroll. Special atten
tion to tho collection of claims by suit
bsfors the Magistrate's Courts.
S.1MSOJT Lfc'fT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Bastrop, Louisiana.
Oßoo —South-east corner >f Public
Square.
Will practice in the courts of the
]4th Judicial District composed of
the parishes of Morehouse, Ouacliitaand
Kiohlaud, and in the Supreme Court at
Hanroe. julyl9-y
ias. subset h.h. naff
Rh'ssey tf ATaff,
.ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Bastrop, Louisiana.
Will practice in the courts ot the Sixth
Tit'iicial District, composed of the parishes
#f Morehouse and West Carroll, and
b the Supreme Court at Monroe; also in
the Federal Courts.
Office—East side ot public square;
C. «EWTON W*. T. I7ALL
jTcwion 9( Halt,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Bastrop, Louisiana.
Wili practice in the courts of the 6th
Judicial District, composed of the par
ishes of Morehouse, and West Carroll
and also in the parishes of Richland,
Ouachita, Union, Franklin, Catahoula,
and Jackson, and in tha Supreme Court
ot Monroe, Louisiana.
Dit. W. £. prcH,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
BASTROP, LA.
Having permantly located in Bastrop,
offers his professional services to the peo
ple of this town and vicinity. He will
be found at his office, South of the public
square at all hours when not engaged in
the duties of his profession. And will
be ready, night or day, to respond
promptly to the calls of the people.
DR. F. C. GllJlir,
BASTROP, LA.
Offers his professional sei vices te the
Mple of Bastrop and vicinity. .Can be
round at his residence, or at the drug store
sf Dr. A. L. Bussey, when not profes
onally engaged. feb0 -y
DU- S. T>. BTTATT,
DENTAL SURGEON,
Offers his professional experience of
thirty years in the above speciality, for
the treatment of all diseases peculiar to
theukouth and preservation (of its nat
val organs, the teeth.
Office near the Baptist Church, Bas
trop, La.
DeiUisty Dentistry
DR. M. J. MASSENGILL,
DEÄTTI8T.
Gold fillings
from $2 to $5;
silver fillings,
L from SI to S3;
ï (nil upper and
"lower set arti
. ficial teeth $40;
Calls will meet
with prompt
attention.
ITBraneh offices at FannMville and
*kBi«ge,La.
MllllM
Q-_ JF. TISDALE,
CABINET MAKER AND
UNDERTAKER,
Bastrop, La.
Always on hand Hermetic and other
Burial Caskets, and coffin trimming.
AU kinds of Furniture manufactured
and repaired on short notice and at liv
ing rates.
Miss CARRIE WHITE.
Fashionable Dressmaker
AND MILLINER,
In the ROSSÎBUILDIM«,
Corner Franklin & Jefferson Sts.
I have experience and taste that can
not fail to please the most fastidious.
Charges reasonable and satisfactory,
aprill-y
Shattuck & Hoffman,
FACTORS AND
COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
18 CARONDELET STREET,
KEW ORLEANS.
MORTGAGE LOANS:
We ara prepared to arrange loans of
money, in such sums as can be safely se
cured by First Morgages on first-class
Plantations and Crops, and to renew a
part of the amount from year to year, at
the borrower's option especially if it is
to improvethe property—the remainder
to be paid out of the proceeds of the
crop to be shipped to us, and re-lent tha
next season if desired.
For further "information apply to
DAVID TODD, Bastrop La.
HOME HOTEL,
BASTROP, LOUISIANA.
This house has bean newly furnished
and fitted up iu comfortable stylé ander
the supervision of
Mra. 3UE W'. COOK,
and is now j>v* n to the traveling public
Table suppliea vrith the best the market
affords. Terms moderate.
Lehman Bros., Lehman, Dnrr & Co
New York. Montgomery.A 1
Lehman, Abraham & Co,
COTTON FACTORS
—AND—
Commission Merchants,
Cor. Gravier A. Baronne Sts.,
E. Lehman, >
M. Lehman, ) NEW ORLEANS, La.
H. Abraham >
S, W, K.A.WHK8,
fSUCCESSOR TO RAWLINS & MCREELL,]
COTTON FACTOR AND
Commission Merchant
No. 45 Union St.,
NEW ORLEANS.
John Chaffe & Sons,
Cotton Factors,
AND GENERAL
Commission merchants,
no. 58 union street,
KKW ORLEANS.
Charles Winkler,
LOCK AND GUNSMITH,
Bastrop, Louisiana.
Will repair gnus and pistols an short
notice. Satisfaction guaranteed.
ICE CREAM AT
Jones' Restaurai»^.
15 CENTS) PER SAUCER FULL.
Orders from any ? art the paria
ojaptly filial.
THE LOCAL PAPER
The columns of a paper are the
publisher's stock in trade, and the
parties who ask us to use them for
their special benefit must expect to
pay for the same, and we hope that
all parties'will, after due consider
ation, view the matter in the proper
light. Every public-spirited citi
zen of a place should have pride in
seeing his own town and the sur
rounding countiy improve. Every
new house or born in the suiround
ing country; every new fence,
road, or shade tree ; every new
manufacturing establishment erect
ed; every new business opened,
enhances the value of property in
our midst. Every honest, reflect
ing mind knows this to be true,
and you should not forget that the
local newspaper adds much to the
general wealth and prosperity of
the place, as well as increases the
reputation of the town abroad. It
benefits all who have business in
the place, enhances the value of
property, besides being a public
convenience, even if not conducted
in the interest of the ruling politi
cal power. If its columns are not
filled witlf brilliant editorials, still
it benefits you in many ways. It
increases trade, it cautions against
imposition, it saves you from loss,
it warns yon of dagger, it points
out different advantages and in
creases your profits. Now, if you
want such a paper you must sup
port it by advertising your business
in it ; assist in increasing its circu
lation by getting your neighbors to
subscribe with you for it. If you
want sucli a paper you must not
consider it an act of charity to
support it, but as a means to in
crease your own wealth as well as
that of the'place in which y outlive.
The local press is the power that
moves the people ; therefore, sup
port it by advertising an.l subscrib
ing and paying for it.—[Exchange.
TIMES HAVE*CHANGED.

TWO PICTURES—ONE BT THE PRIS
ONER AT THE BAR'AND ONE
BT THE JUSTICE.
The morning watch had just been
disposed of in the Yorkville Tolice
Court yesterday when a much bat
tered man,'with tattered garments,
was arraigned. The accompanying
policeman showed a tomato can to
the court and laconically remarked,
"Ganger."
"Your Honor," said ] the pris
oner, witli an impressive movement
of his right hand, "my story is a
sad one. With grief I look back
to my childhood's home, when in
the cool of morning I walked
through the fields and meadows
listening to the joy-burdened song
of the skylark and watching the
merry scamper of the chipmunk.
With my head pillowed on some
grassy mound, I enjoyed the bub
bling of the brooklets and the mur
mur of the zephyrs as they rustled
among the tree tops. But times
have changed. I—"
"They have changed, indeed,"
interrupted the court sadly. "In
place of the grassy mound, an
empty beer keg serves you for a
pillow. You hear the dripping of
the beer drainings into the tomato
can with the same throbs of joy
that the plashings of the meadow
streamlets were wont to bring. The
trilling notes of the »ky-lark have
made way for the milkman's early
call. But there is still a hope, I
will give'you a home on Blackwell s
Island, where you can see tha
stunted willow trees which border
the river wave in the breezes, heavy
with the balmy odors from Hun
ter's Point. The water rats will
recall the festive chipmunk, and
you will think your childhqpd 's
days have come âgaim
A. T. Stewart's Gay Widow.
[Saratoga Letter.]
It has been very truly remarked
that Mrs. Stewart's style of dress
ing lias changed greatly since ten
years ago, when she used to con
gratulate herself that she was rich
enough to dress with simplicity.
Now she wears all that the must
stylish and exacting dress-maker
could demand in fabric and cut,
and her toilets are as many as a
belle' icaim boas! in her first season.
At 'jcihis garden party she wore a
white brocaded satin, thick and
heavy enough to stand alone, as
our grandmothers put it. It was
bounced with deep point lace over
plain satin plaitings, and the cor
sage was cut with a narrow V to fit
a broad collarette of the same lace.
A large cluster of white lilacs were
fastened at one side with a diamond
buckle, and diamond buckles were
on the sleeves and sashes of the
overskirt. Youihful as the toilet
vas, it was not unbecoming, for
like her late husband, Mrs. Stew
art looks remaritably young for her
age, ;> rr! ner slight, trim figure and
auburn hair would do for a woman
of forty.
Probably the most terrible case
of ague recorded is that of the man
alluded to in the following lines :
lite ;igne took lii.u,
Am! u slmok him, shook liim sorely;
Riook his k>ois oil' and Iiis too nails;
tehook Iiis teeth oui m . hI Iiis hair off;
Shook bis roai all into tatters;
Öbook Iiis shirt all into ri(»lions;
Shirtless coat It as, l.ntless, toothless,
Minus boot« and uiimis toe-nails,
bi.il! it shook him; shook hihi till it
Made him yellow, gaunt and bony;
Shook him til: ho reached his death
bed;
Shook him till il shuffled for him
Oil" his mortal roil, and then it,
Jiaviug laiil hiui cold awl quiet,
Hiooii'ihe earth all down ii]w>o liim,
And lie lies beneath hie gravestone;
Ever shaking, shaking, shaking."
"Col. Dan Murphy, of Halleck
Station, Elko Co., Nev.," says
the lieno (Nev.,) Gazette, is now
probably the largest private laud
owner on this continent. lie
bas 4,0110,000 acres of land in one
body iu Mexico, G0,000 iu Neva
da and 23,000 in California. Iiis
Mexican grant be bought four
years ago, for $200,000, or five
cents an acre. It is sixty miles
long and covers a beautiful
country of hill ami valley, pine
limber and meadow land. It
comes within twelve miles of the
city of Durango, which is to be
a station on the Mexican Central.
Mr. Murphy raises wheat ouly
on his California land, cattle on
that iu Nevada." Col. Murphy
settled iu California in ISM, and
it must be confessed has been
wide awake all the time.
A man from one of the rural
districts wont to Washington to
see the sights. A member of the
House, whose coustituent he was,
said, "Come up to-morrow, and
I will give you a neat on the floor
of the House". "No, you don't,"
answered Jonathan; "I always
mauage to have a cheer to sit on
at home, aud I don't come Wash
ington to sit on the floor!"
A merchant died suddenly
jost after finishing a letter. His
clerk added io o postscript:
"Since writing the above, Î have
died. Thesday evening, 7th in
stant,"
Said Miss A. to one of her lit
Kttle girls at Sunday-school,
•'What's the meaning of good
tidings?" "They're the things
hung over the backs of rocking
chairs, ma'am," replied the four
year-old .—(Boston Poet,
The Erlanger Syndicate.
Mr. Frederick Wolffa, the rep
resentative of Baron Erlanger
and his associates, who have re
cently placed $25,000,000 cash
in his hands for carrying out
plaus for a great railroad system
in th« South, is enthusiastic over
the future of that section. lie
declares that the people of the
North have just begun to realize
that (he South has awakened to
!»er true interests, and, allowing
iiolitics to drop iuto the grave
with slavery and reconstruction,
is applying herself to the im
provement of her material wel
fare with an euergy and shrewd
ness worthy of a new countrj,
Mr Wo I fie says that the $25,000,
O00 which the syndicate he rep
resents is spending in the South
is only . ne instance; that not
::nly are many > other railroad
lines being built by added capi
tal, but money in large blocks is
being invested in lauds, cotton
mills, furnaces, iron works, lum
ber mills au. I various other en
terprises. Mr. Wolffc's conclu
sion's tbat*"the South is des
tined to supply the country and a
good part of the world, not wilb
raw cotton, but cotton goods of
every variety,"—[N.J O. Demo
crat.
llmostllncredible.
[ Globe-lJemocrat. ]
Little Hock , Ark.", Sep. 16.—
Information was received here
to night that Jane Campbell, a
colored woman, living near
Dyke's Mill, La„ killed two of
her children, aged respectively
ten and twelve. The woman
beat out£theii brains with a pine
knot for some trivial act of diso
bediene«. After the inquest ard
when the cause of the death be
came generally known, a mob of
whites and blacks dragged Mrs
Campbell from her cabin, tied
her to a stake, aud despite her
cteams, literally roasted her
alive. The crime and punish
ment are without parallel in
criminal auuals.
"Tell me what it is, darling,
he said, reassuringly, taking her
hand, and drawing closer; "don't
keep any thing from me."
"Ü, Eugene !" she blushingly
replied.
"Cut tbore ought to be no se
cret betweou us," he expostula
ted. "True love^ is the very
spiritjof^confidence."
"It's domoi hing I've been going
to ask yon for a long time."
"Then let me know it now," he
added, ardently, with a tenderer
pressure of hei'baud.
•Twill'" ßho said. "What is
the best cure for corns ?"
IIow quickly wo forget the
rules of arithmetic as learned in
school, is shown in the fact that
à prouiiueut dry-goods merchant
iu liocton worked half au bout
on the following proposition, and
failed to give au answer. If four
men men build a wall five feet
high iu four days, how long will
it take six mon to build a wall
eight feet high in seven days ?
■ ■ ■
Since hoops again oame to
fashion they are alluded to as do
mestic circles. It is not knowu
who .penetrated the pun, bnt he
is no doubt some renegade journ
alist who should be exiled from
the bnstie of life to the very out
skirts of civilization.—[Detroit
Free Pres»;
Needle in His Chest.
James^Houston, a conductor
on the|Stony.Creekjailroad, was
attacked about two weeks ago
with severe pains in the chest
which he supposed was caused
by pleurisy. His physician was
of the same opinion and gave
him medicine for that disease,
bat failed to cure him. This
morning he was awakeued by
violent itching in the chest and,
on scratching the skin, felt a
sharp point. He pressed down
the skin, seized the obnoxious
nbjectîand drew out a large nee
dle. It was perfectly black and
shone with a polish. Mr. Hous
ton is over thirty years of age,
and as be has no recollection of
running the needle into his flesh
he supposes that he must have
K\v allowed it in infancy. Its re
moval was [followed by imme
diate relief.—[Norristown Hei
ald.
With a far-away look over tho
top of his eye-glasses, he re
marked : "The luminosity of tho
central orb of the solar system
vaticinates that the caloric in the
cambiuation of gases constituting
the atmosphere by which the
•sanguinary fluid of the physical
system is purified, will be in
such proportions as to result in
a division of time of a very en
ei vating character." It was af
terward asceitained that be was
trying tojîpass himself off as a
student of the Concord School
of rhilo8ophy, and what he
meant to'say was, that indica
tions pointed to a hot day.—
Indianapolis Herald.
Wife (just ret urned from a
shopping tout)—Come and see
what I 'voJgotjforjjou, Eugene,
Eugene—Ah, just like you,
darling, always thinking of me.
He advanced as his wife re
movesithe wrapping and exposes
some fine draftings from a neigh
boring matble yard. Husband
starts back and exclaims excited
ly, "Gracious, Laura ! what did
you bring these thingsjhere for?''
Thoughtful Wife—Well, Eu
gene, I heard you complain of
feeling unwell this morning, and
I thought you would like to look
at some tombstone patterns.
Edwin Forrest was standing
near the/loot of a theater in
which be was then playing, early
in the evening, when a man ap
proached the gate-keeper and
said: "Do you admit the pro
fession ?" "Yes, when we know
them," was the reply; "who are
you ?" "I've got the trained hog
here," said the man. "Walk
right in," interposed Forrest;
"I've got a whole company of
'em inside."
An Indiana sexton named
Locke, whose residerce stood in
a corner of the cemetery, wel
comed his 19 year old daughter
home from boarding-school the
other day and to keep the young
men at a uistanc circulated »
story to tbe effect that the ghost»
of his quiet neighbors held high
carnival around the house every
night, but before a week the girl
met a lover right in tbe heart ot
the burrying-gronnd and eloped
with him.
An exchange publishes an ar
ticle headed "How to tell a mad
dog." We have nothing to
tell a mad dog that we oannot
communicate by telephont or
postal card.

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