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*S; 'M\% ' ft ■ ! ig •t Aw/ DEVOTED TO POLITICS, AGRICULTURE, TOME INTERESTS, AND THE MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY. VOL. VII BASTROP, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY OCTOBER 28, 1881 NO 49. HJoiMlwttSe Clarion. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTIONS. One year, in advanoe $2 00 gjj monflis '' 1 00 Three mouths " 75 ADVEETISINO RATES. Space. I 1 mo I 3 mos | 6 mos | 1 year. 1 hijuaro. a Hqnares. 4 squares. I column j column. 1 column. $3 00 5 00 8 50 10 00 20 00 40 00 $6 50 9 50 15 00 18 00 40 00 60 00 $9 00 15 00 23 00 30 00 50 00 90 00 §10 00 20 00 30 00 40 00 70 00 125 00 Transient advertisements will be în terted at the rate of 1 50 per sqnare of ten lines for the first insertion, and 75 aents for each subsequent insertion. " PROFESSIONAL CARDS. D. TODD ....... B. B .TODD,JR. TODD Sf TODD, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will practice in the Courts of More* Loam, Richland, and West Carroll, and in the Supreme Court at Monroe. Ep-R. B. Todd, Jr., Notary Public for th« parish of Morehouse. aprill5 Iß. C. JfiORG*llJ\\ ATTORNEY AT LAW, MONROE, La. Will 'practice in State and Federa Courts. aprilll-y §'r«Hk »ViwjrÄmt, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will practice in the Caurts ®f More ****-. and Went Carroll. Special atten tifs tu th« collection of elaiws by suit before th« Magutrate's Courts. s+uiisojr wrr, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Bastrop, LonisUna. Cßco— South-east corner >f Public Sqnare. Will practice in the courts of the Htb Jadieial. District composed of tii& (t:aiebee of Morehouse, Ouachita and Kiahlitttd, and in the Supreme Court at Maurwe. Jn)yl9 -y IM. »U8SKT H.H. SA Vf IMuascy if Jt'atf, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will practice in the courts ot tb« Sixth fadieiai District, composed of the parishes ti Morehouse and West Carroll,'and a the Supreme Court at Monroe; also in the Fédérai Courts. Office—East side of public square; 3. KIWTO* - **• T - HALL JVeuston if Hall, 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 s*«" in the parishes of Richland, Ouachita, (Jnion, Franklin, Catahoula, and Jackson, and in tha Supreme Court at Monroe, Louisiana. DR. W. E. PUGH, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, BASTBOP, LA. Having permantly located in Bastrop, offers his profec^jnal services to the peo ple of this town and vicinity. He will oe found at his office, South oftfeftpattpf square at all hours when not 'Efifetl(i»3riD the duties of his profession. And will hs ready, night or day, to respond promptly to the calls of the people. DR. ft C. »Air, bastrop, la. Offers his professiodal seivices to the .«ople of Bastrop and Yicinity. 'Can be lound at his residence, or at the drug store •i Dr. A. L. Bussey, when not profes onally engaged. teb9-y DR. S- P. BUATT, DENTAL 8UBGEON, Offers his professional experience of *Wrty years in the above speciality, for th® treatment of all diseases peculiar to the mouth and preservation Jof its nat organs, the teeth. Office near the Baptist Church, Bas trop, La. Dmtisty Dentistry DR. M. J. MASSENGILL, DBNTISTi Qôld fillings from $2 to $5; silver fillings, from II to *3: fall upper and »lower sefarti ficial teeth $40; Caïlfewill meet wiÇi prompt * attention. EF*Braneh offioee at Farmer ville Mid 0*k»*ae,Le. Gr. F. TISI DALE, CABINET MAKER MD UNDERTAKER, Bastrop,' La. Alvrays on hand Hermetic and other Burial Caskets, and coffin trimming. All kind* of Furniture manufactured and repaired on short notice and at liv ing rates. Miss CARRIE WHITE. Fashionable Dressmaker AND MILLINER, In the ROS^IBUILDIKG, Corner Franklin <fc Jefferson Sts. I have experience and taste that can not fail to please the mont fastidious Charges reasonable and satisfactory, aprill-y Shattuck & Hoffman, FACTORS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 18 CARONDELET STREET, new orleans. MORTGAGE LOANS: We are prepared to arrange loans of mottpy, in such «ums a« can be safely se cured by First Morgages on first-class Plantations and Crops, and to renew a part of tbe amount from year to year, at the borrower's option especially if it is to improvcthe property—the reniai oder to be paid out of the proceeds of tbe crop to be shipped to us, and re-lent the next season if desired. For further information apply to DAVID TODD, Bastrop La. HOME HOTEL, BABTSOP, LOUISIANA. This house has been newly furnished and fitted up in comfortable style ander the supervision of Mrs. M Wi COCK, and is now open to the traveling public Table supplied with the best the market affords. Terms moderate. Lehman Bros., Lehman, DurrJ& Co. New York. Montgomery.Ala Lehman, Abraham & Co, COTTON FACTORS —AND— Commission Merchants, Cor. Gravier & Baronne Sts., E. Lehman, Î M. Lehman, f NEW ORLEANS, La. H. AbraAsJIm j >» 58 W« fSUCCESSOR 10 RAWLINS & HURRKLL,] COTTON FACTOR AND Commission merchant No. 45 Union St., NEW ORLEANS. John Chaffe & Sons, Cotton Factors, AND GENERAL Commission Merchants, NO. 53 UNION STREET, HEW ORLEANS. Charles Winkler, LOOK AND GUNSMITH, Bastrop, Louisiana. Will repair guns and pistols on short notice. Satisfaction gnaranteed. ICE CREAM AT Jones' Restaurant, 15 CENT& PÉR SAUCER FULL. Orders from any part ef the parish promptly filled. "NOT IF IT WAS MY BOY," Some years ago the late Horace Mann, the eminent educator, de livered au address at the opening of some reformatory institution for boys, during which he remarked that if only one boy was saved from ruin, it pays for all the cost and care and labor of establishing such an institution as that. After the exercises had closed, in private conversation, a gentleman rallied Mr. Maun upon his statement, and said to him, "Did you not color that a little, when you said that all expense and labor would be repaid if it only saved one boy?,' "Not if it was my boy," was the solemn and convicting reply. Ah ! there is a wonderful value about "my boy." Other boys may be rude and rough; other boys may be reckless and wild ; other boys may seem to require more pains and la bor than they ever will repay; other boys may be left to drift un cared for to the ruin which is so near at hand ; but "my boy"—it were worth the toil of a lifetime and the lavish wealth of a world to save him from ruin. We would go* the world round to save him from peril, and would bless every hand that was stretched out to give him help or welcome. And yet every poor wandering, outcast, homeless man is one whom some fond mother called "my boy." Every lost woman, sunken in tne depths of sin, was somebody's daughter in her days of childish innocence. To-day somebody's son is a hungry outcast, somebody's daughter is a weary, helpless wanderer, driven by cruel want into paths of error. Shall we shrink from labor, shall we hesitate at any cost to do what we can to bring back the^ sunshine of happiness to such as these? Postal Card». When postal cards were first is sued, about six years ago, their novelty provoked some fault-find ing, and they "were made fun of as "stingy," "shabby," "unsafe^" etc. But they were cheap, and the people used them, and the critics soon followed the example of the people. Now (as an exchange re marks) the postal has only two en emies—the man who receives duns on it and the manufacturers of writing paper. The little postal causes a de crease of from twelve to fifteen million dollars every year in the business of the writing-paper trades in this country. Postal cards are made at Hol yoke, and forty men are continu ally employed at their manufac ture. The card-board is furnished in packages of three thousand each, ^nd every sheet is made into forty postals. Three presses are kept going night and day. A machine slits the sheets into strips of ten cards each, and these in turn are cut into single cards, and dumped in piles of twenty-five each, when they are packed, by girls, in paste board boxes containing five hun dred cards. A Government officer is constantly on hand to see that no pilfering of cards is done. The Holyoke manufactory turns out about one million cards a day*— Golden Eule. Dr'. Hammond says the roar ing sonnd heard when yon put the end of youi finger in yonr ear is caused by the circulation of the blood in your fiDger. Try a piece of wood and no sound is heard. This roaring tells what busy processes are going on all the time in our bodies, and is probably due not to the circula tion alone, but to all the vital processes going on in the finger, Advertising that Paid. John Manning, Sheriff of Deadwood, D. T., was in Saint Louis on business, and he re membered that the year before a St. Louis man Lad been up to Deadwood aod left, ovviug a man several hundred dollars, which was to be paid »4 soon as he got home. Manning met the man in St. Louis, and he said he would band him tbe money next day. The day passed and the money did not come, thoagh tbe man was amply able to pay. Oue morning Manning inserted a personal in one of tbe news* papers to tbe effeot that if the man who left Deadwood between two days did not pay the money he forgot to pay, before night, the whole circumstance woald be published tbe next day. The notice was signtd "John Man ning, Sheriff of Deadwood." Be fore . 9 o'clock a young man called at Manning's Hotel and said he had come to pay $22 be had borrowed to get out of Deadwood. Manning found ont who (he money was borrowed from and took it to carry to tbe Deadwood citizen, remarking that he was not the man referred to. but it was a mighty mean Sheriff who would not oarry moaey to a friend. The next man to call was the man he wanted, and be paid the money and apologized, and begged the Sheriff to say nothing about it. During the day seven citizens of St. Louis called on Manning and paid him money for citizens of Deadwood, believing the Sheriff had reference to them in his no tice; and after he had gone away another citizen called and asked the clerk for Manning, but the clerk said the other fellows had all been there and paid np, and this man had better keep his money; Tbe sheriff said be al ways thought advertising paid, but he never had it demonstrated to his satisfaction before—[Prin ter's Circular, Sonsbine and Sliade When Peter of Cortono was en gaged on a picture for the Royal Palace of Petti, Ferdinand II. par ticularly admired the representation of a weeping child. "Has your Majesty," said the painter, "a mind to see how easily it is to make this very child laugh?" And, suiting the action to the word, the artist merely depressed the corner of the lips and the inner extremity of the eyebrows, when the little ur chin seemed in danger of bursting his sides with laughter, who in a moment before seemed breaking his heart with weeping. If this be true in the world of living men, slight, very slight are the causes that make or break the happiness of life. The touch of a brush can dim heaven with a cloud, or bright en the prospect of the fair horizon. The muscles of the body are in reality machines for doing work; and the work they do is much greater than many people have any idea of. A strong man can easily do in a day as muoh work as though he lifted 350 tons afoot high. The heart itself, tbe most powerful and the most untiring of the muscles, pumps out the blood which passes into it with a force which appears al most incredible. At every beat it throws out five or six ounces of blood, and in twenty-four hours from fourteen to nineteen tons' An Underground Wedding. Those who fanoy^that this age of telephones, electric lights and sach scientific things is barren of romance make a decided mis take. A sboit time ago Tita Times told of a wedding ou the summit of Pike's Peak, fourteen thousand feet above the level of the sea, and now with a sense of pleasure this journal hasteus to chronicle a similarly sentimental occurrence nine miles under ground. Last Wednesday morn ing Mr. Henry McCallister, ac companied by a small party, ar rived at Cave City, Kentucky. Country wagons were procured at once and the gay company, which included a Louisville cler gyman as well as a blushing In diana lass, drove over the hil's and dales to the mouth of mam moth Cave. The great hole in the ground was bravely entered. "Fat Man's Misery" was passed, tbe bride orawling on bands and knees along the narrow tunnel; Green^river, with its blind fish, was safely ferried over, and after an underground tramp of nine miles the spot selected for the weading was reached. There, under nature's glittering gems, with darkness filling the depth beyond and totches weirdly lighting tbe immediate space, the clergyman did his duty. Thus during the same week Amerioa boasts of one wedding in mid-air and another in the very veins of the earth. Romance still lives.—[Philadelphia Times. IT CCBEDjHIM. When I was a boy of about nine, a servant of my father's put a pipe into my mouth, assuring me;th»tJlo smoke would make a man of me. 1 puffed away most vigorously, and persevered nntil I became sick and fell on the floor. I have never smoked since. In much the same way I was oared of hero-worship, When I was a college youth I ventured one day to call on a man of some eminence, to whom I had been introduced. He received me with smiles and compliments, and as I left his presence I was ready to proclaim him the most gentlemauly man I had ever met with; bnt after I went ont, I lin gered at tbe door a moment to determine whether I should oall on another great man who lived near, and I overheard tbe polite gentleman I bad left call bis ser vant, and administer to him tbe most terrible Bcolding I ever list* ened to in my life foi letting in that stupid, impudent stripling. This cured me of hero-worship and of interviewing great men. Since that date I bave at times gone to a distinguished man's honse with a letter of introduc tion, and turned at the door for tear of what might come.—[New York Observer. In 1833 the^French Govern ment began the sinking of an ar tesian well at Grenelle, then a suburb, but now a portion of Paris. Thisjwell was not com pleted nntil February 26,1841, when, at a depth of 1792 feet the Jauger, having penetrated a ledge of rock, suddenly sauk in severaUyards of< water. When thegdrillfwas, withdrawn, the wa ter of the well spurted 112 feet above tbe top, and continues yet to run in a constant stream, • SCOYILLE'S APPEAL. Washington , Oct. 19.— Sco ville, Guiteau's counsel, furnishes the following : "To the public : "The trial pf Guiteau is fixed for Novem ber. The short time allowed makes this appeal to the publio necessary ; will the press kindly copy it. Ho attempted to lec-> tore on reliyious subjects through several Northern States; it is believed there are many people in that connection who can, if they will, famish evidence of his insaoity. Will they not do so in the interests of patriotism, justice, humanity and mercy— patriotism, because if be is bung as a'sane man it will be an eter nal blot on our history ; justice, so that it may not be said here after that he being denied by Heaven of the guidance of rea son, was put to death contrary to all law, bumau and divine ; humanity and mercy, that should prompt the laying aside of pas sion and dealing with this case in Christian charity. If any person knows of facts bearing on this question will he furnish me information? No one will be called to testify unless it seems to be important to a just defense and a fair trial. Please commu nicate at once with GEO. SCOVILLE, Washington, D. C. In Jessamine county, Ky., a man by the name of Bo wen would never enter his house ex cept by a the back door, and never leave exoept by tbe front. He selected early in life tbe spot for bis burial, beneath an old oak tree, remote from all other graves, in an open field, and there was buried. Mr. lackey Duncan, of the same county, whose occupation, that of a car penter, is altogether unfavorable to the pursuit of knowledge, is one of tbe most learned men, af ter a fashion, in Amerioa. He knows the date of every impor tant event in the world's history, year, month and day, and, when essential, tbe minate. His knowl edge of tbe family history of all prominent people is something marvelons. There have been, perhaps, more ohanges in the personnel of tbe United States Senate this year than have occurred dar ing any other single year in the history of the government. Since tbe third of last March twenty-one Senators have retired by the expiration of terms, resig nation aod death. Another fea ture of tbe Senate is the unusual number of young men and of men comparatively new in pub lio life. Of the twenty-one new Senators who have taken their seats in 1881, only half a dozen can be said to have attained national reputations. A puzzle solved : Two Irish men were poring over the news of one of our city papers, and coming to the heading "Latest, and immediately following it, "Very latest," one said to tbe other : "Ah, sure, Tim, will ye be after explain»' what this means?" "Arrah, bedad," said Tim," an' its meself that can ex plain that to ye, Sure the latest is what comes in time tobe printed, and the very latest is what comes after tbe paper is out/'