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TIlE COLFAX CHRONICLE.
'a lbtpmlibtnt oaurnal, brbotb th F ocal anb 6cncral 7etos, iterarture, cientcc, grikulture, e' c.
OL. I. COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1876. . NO. 5.
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ports that u it with the
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ianess to ~ uiaih the Blae
81i eountritr the terms offered
~h ' prolilmised to keep
t lrpeol plel, and to re
stin aboSt agenci. s. They
declare ( lee here sus- 1
Iin4their tin) ilhat very
w iooux lt, and that it
Ss hiejy es s,,I, have
Colemitted ation-. this
neigh who hl e gone
north tojoil hostile Indians.
The Inspel says : "1 ne ar
mngemeut _e Indians that I
rsid qeble at the pres
out tl k lemelw ltween
te and overi i lveut by
whieh they relin.lli all
-69h 10 th Hill. con
enttbou '.t I, idar
i of their ti,,, shall
~h--otis %o In . :.lera
• of * this quishment, the
eovernment. , i,,rluitee to con
"ine supplies f ,d and other
-ildes to theut ,r the former
kety, for live · ,ruom the date
d the new gl, .t. I would
t-:, tl ,
M they shall,
ta requires LA a t
'aD0 1 of thei froi
Pro at lo point
la y be dt i vthem
near ' the e
better atheir i
i oeement to tri n' to
rm ol ,,· there
le offered tl 4 ....
aipply of sto *t a
imp' men '
tmpon . ir
- gage , ,r
U-ald be a ,e . 111
dren and or .
tion of the young men in the' me
chanic arts. Law should be es
tablished among them, and the
jurisdiction of our courts extended
to them the same as to white men.
I would give the Sioux tribes the
privilege of sending ione; of their
own people to sit as a delegate in
"Nearlythe'entire force of agen
cy Indians are here now and anx
ious for peace.. Statements repre
senting a djfferent,state of. things
are not entitled to credit. Noth
ing could be more unfortunate
than to stop the rations of these
Indians at the present time, and
thus drive them to the alternative
of stealing or starving."
REPORT FROM THE HOSTILE CAMP.
Appended to the report is the
following statement of Bear
Standa-Up, an Indian of Spotted
Tail agency, who arrived from
Sitting Bull's camp June 25:
"I went north to the hostile
camp for the purpose of bringing
home some relations and children
belonging to my wife. There are
a few Northern Santees, Yanktons,
Assiniboines, Arickarees and Gros
ventres. The chiefs of the above
are Santee, Red End, Yanktanats,
and White Face. The others are
not known. Of the above there
are very few people.
"Northern Cheyenne; Llack
Mocassin is the chief There are
about 170 lodges. Blackfeet;
chief, Scabby Head. Uncpapas;
chief, Sitting Bull. Sans Arcs;
chief, Spotted Eagle. Minnecon
jolts; chief, Black Shield. Ogal
hlas; chief, Crazy l~orse.
"In all there are a little over
"After the troops got into the
'ountry I could not get away. The
}ndians made soldiers watch the
imp and keep the people toge
taer. I talked with Sitting Bull
b'fore leaving, and then moved my
ladge out in the night, coming
very far around to keep out of the
wLy of both soldiers and Indians,
aid came home by the road known
as old Fort Purie on the east
side of the Black Hills, striking
tin road about half way between
the Missouri and the" Black Hills,
and then came straight to this
'Sitting Bull sends word to my
I agent, to Bisonetta and to Bou
chit, that he does not intend to
moest any one south of the Black
I Hils, but will fight the whites in
thatcountry as long'asethe ques
tionis unsettled, and if not settled,
I as l~g as he lives; as soon as the
Blat Hills question is settled he
r an my agent to send him word
and ell him what to do. He says
Sh« fls a great many guns and
,a i ien have killed each other,
e andift on the prairies. Sitting
r Bul asked how the Brules were
It tr di at their agency. I told
n himre, but he does not believe
0 HE does not want to fight the
-whiC, but only to steal from
n then as they have done. The
n whitmen steal, and the Indians
o will ot come to a settlement. The
e white kill themselves, and make
i- the k)ck Hills stink, there are so
i, manu dead men. He says he
heardthat Indians coming from
the a~acy would not be allowed
Sto rIrn. He has made a law
I that a visitors shall pass between
,r the a~aey and his camp, either
' Indias or white men. When the
ur r~cay about the Black Hills is
Ssettle then he will stop his ras
"The government has promised
much to the agency people that
never was fulfilled, and it wants
to move the agencies again. If
moved who will occupy the land?
It belongs to you. If you remain
where you are, I want you to send
me word. If the good white peo
ple will not listen to the great fa
ther no more, your young men will
listen to their chief.
"Sitting Bull says that if the
troops cc;me out to him, he must
fight them; but if they do not
come out, he intends to visit this
agency, and he will dounsele'his
people for peace."
Bear-Stands-Up, who makes this
statement, is reliable. He was in
Sitting Bull's camp iioeteen days,
from about May 25 to -June 15.
The Democratic State Convention.
We take the following from the
New Orleans Democrat of the 29th
BATON RIkorE, July 24.
The permanent organization has
been effected with Suider, of Bos
sier pariah, as President; Messrs.
Marr, Wickliffe and George," as
Vice Presidents, and Messrs. T.
Wharton Collens, Jr., Wilkinson
and Schreiber, as Secretaries.
Baton Rouge, 11:50 a.m, July
at ten o'clock. The Committee on
Credentials made its report. It
favors the EItilette-Robertson del
egation from St. Landry and all
of the sitting delegations from
New Orleans, except that from the
Second Ward. In this case, the
Shakspeare-Mitchell delegation is
seated. There are riinbri y re
ports on the St. Landry sand Sev
enth Ward contests. They recom
mend the rejection of both dele
gations from St. Landry and the
Seventh Ward, or the seating of
both on half votes.
The Convention is now discu's
ing the minority report on the St.
Baton, Rouge, 12:10 p.m., July
26.-Both delegations from St.
Landry have been admitted by the
Convention on half votes.
W.iltz ............ ..........- ..... 143
McEnery .......................... 18
Htrron ...............---....--- ......
Wiltz ....................... ....139~
Nichols ........................... .139
Slerron ........................... ;
Nichols..- ----.... ...... ..........----142
M.E: 'er y................ ......... n11
l .erron.-.. ..........----------... 27
Nichols nominated unanimously.
Baton Rouge, July 27.--The en
thusiasm here is unbounded; the
Convention wild with delight over
the nominations. The streets are
JtLrgaged 1with people, cheering
and hurrahing, bands playing ev
erywhere, and cannon firing! in
honor of the nominations.
Everybody is delighted and
satisfied that this ticket--Nichols
and Wiltz-will sweep almost ev
ery parish in the State, and be
elected by twenty thousand major
The scene in the Convention, as
soon as the nominations were
made, was unequaled-never seen
Nichols, Wiltz, McEnery, Her
ron, Eustis and Ellis all addrassed
the excited multitude.
This morning Randall Gibson
was renominated for Congress in
the First District.
Austin withdrew in favor of E.
John Ellis in the Second, who was
therefore nominated by acclama
J. B. Elam, of DeSoto, was then
nominated for the Fourth Con
gressional District and E. W. Rob
ertson, of East Baton Rouge, for
The Presidential Electors were
afterwards nominated as follows :
Louis St. Martin, of Orleans,
for the First District; George W.
J. B. Poche, of St. James, for
the Second District; H. T. Lawler,
ca . s, alternate.
A. DeBlanc, of St. Mary, for the
Third District, Alternate, Clay
Knoblock of Lafourche.
W. A. Seay, of Caddo, for the
Fourth District; J. G. White, of
K. O. Cross, of East Feliciana,
for the Sixth District; J. M. Morse,
of St. Landry, alternate.
Robert C. Wickliffe, of West Fe
liciana, and T. C. Manning, of
Rapides, were nominated electors
for the State at large.
The following are the judicial
nominations : J. A. Breaux, of
Iberia, Judge of the Third Ju
dicial District, and G. A. Fournet,
of St. Mary, for District Attorney.
Baton Rouge, July 27, 11:50 a.
m.-H. N. Ogden is nominated for
the Attorney Generalship.
Baton Rouge, July 27, 12:50 p.
m.-William A. Strong, of Winn
parish, was nominated for the
Secretaryship of State.
Baton Rouge, July 27, 1:10 p.
m.-Capt. Allen Jumel, of Iber
ville, is nominated to the Auditor
L N Orleans Correspondenoe.
NEW Oru.As, LA.,
July 28, '76.
To the Editor of the Chronicle :
The Baton Rouge incubations
is over, and the city and country
is jubilant. That the selections
are wise and consistent, there can
be no doubt-that it is a strong
one is equally patent. The cam
paign will now open in earnest,
and the contending parties are
marshal;ig their forces for the
coming contest. That it will be
fierce and perhaps bitter, is equally
certain. Each party conceives
that the State is large, and worth
contending for. It is much to be
hoped that a becoming spirit of
forbearance will be exercised, and
that shot-guns and bloody shirts
will have no part in this election.
The country wants peace and a
good government, properly admin
istered, no matter by whom, it
would give satisfaction.
Not feeling political to-day, we
will not trouble the readers of the
CHRONICLE with our musing, but
leave it for future use. We are a
little too far from home to talk
much, and think we could make a
bettet :ght on our own dung-hill;
at-least we will have our say.
The Centennial goes on bravely,
and the people of the South show
that they are reconstructed by the
initererest they take in the exhibi
The Democratio Ratification
meeting takes place on Saturday
next, when there will be a good
I called on Lt. Gov. Antoine,
found him quite pleasant and
agreeable, with more than ordi
nary firmness, and was well pleas
ed with him. I am indebted to
many friends for courtesies, and
to none more than CoL Smith of
the Shreveport Times, and Col.
Wood, also of Shreveport. Marshal
Packard is a very pleasant gen
tleman, and has shown me many
courtesies, for which I am obliged.
Fourth Congressional District
For the Chronicle.]
The delegates of the Fourth
Congressional District (Demo
cratic) met on the 27th nit, at 8
o'clock, in the parlor of the Har
vey House, at Baton Rouge.
All the parishes in the District
were represented except the paris
Hon. Louis Texada was called
to the chair, and A M. Potts, of
DeSoto, and R. W~hylor, of Nat
chitoches, were requested to act
Nominations being in order, the
following named gentlemen were
placed in nomination : Judge Wm.
A. Seay, of Caddo, was put in nom
ination by Bossier, and eloquently
seconded by Wobster. Capt J.
G. White, of Rapides, was put in
nomination by Vernon and sec
onded by Rapides. Hon. Wm. M.
Levy, of Natchitoches, was put in
nomination by Natchitoches, and
seconded by Grant. Hon. J. B.
Elam, of DeSoto, was put in nom
ination by DeSoto, and seconded
by Red River. .
First ballot resulted as follows :
Levy, 6 votes; Seay, 21; Elam 11;
White, 13; blank 1.
Second ballott : Levy, 8; Seay,
21; White, 14; blank 1.
Third ballot: Levy, 8; Seay, 21;
White, 14; blank 1.
Fourth ballot: Col. Levy's name
was withdrawn, and Seay received
22 votes; Elani, 19; White, 14.
Tilth ballot: Seay, 22; Elam,
19; Whites 14.
Sixth ballot: Seay, 24; Elam,
19; Wbite, 14,. ...
Seventh and last ballot : Sesy
received 25; Elam, 29; blank 1.
Hon. J. B. Elam was declared
elected, and his nomination was
The Convention then elected,by
acclamation, Judge Wm. A. Seay,
as elector for the 4th Congree
sional District, and Capt. J. G.
White as sub-elector.
A resolution was then unani
mously passed declaring Judge T.
C. Manning, of Rapides, as the
choice of this Congressional Dis
trict as elector for the State at
The Convention then adjourned,
amidst great harmony and good
feeling. LOUIS TEXADA,
T. M. Porrs, 1Sec's
R. W. TAoR, Secy's.
KANOMIC P. O., Rapides Parish,
July 26, 1876. E
Editor CHaONICIz :
Thinking you would like to hear
from this section of country, I
have taken upon myself the liberty
of addressing you a short commu
nication, having seen, for the first
time, a copy of your nest little
paper, at the residence of a friend,
Crops here are sadly in need of
rain, which has not fallen in this
neighborhood, to do any good, since
the 6th of May; consequently, the
corn is a complete failure; cotton
small and in everyway backward;
cane good, as to stand and culture,
but small and suffering greatly
now for rain. In fact, things look
gloomy here for the coming fall.
Nealy all farmers and planters
have attempted to raise their own
meat; and in this, too, they failed
hero, owing to the prevalence of
hog cholera, which has destroyed
hundreds of hogs, some of them
of improved breeds, selected from
the best Chesters, Poland Chinas,
I had thirty-one head, and have
I lost twenty-three out of that num
ber, and having exhausted all the
remedies known to be used by
Politics are dead here, or, per
haps, only asleep; and I think, for
the welfare of the agricultural in'
terests it would be well to let them
sleep on. I have no doubt that in
due time, however, they will be
aroused, independent of agricul
ture or "any other man." In the
language of little Phil, "I ain't
I am, indeed, really glad o see
that the famous town of Colfax is
on the road to improvement. I see
by the advertisements in the
CasnomcLi that you have a lot of
new stores, a carpenter's shop, a
blacksmith's shop, etc., etc. Don't
you now need a church and an un
dertaker; or do your folks pray in
the court-house, and bury without
boxes, a la riot ?
Colfax certainly has a terrible
reputation, and the CUaomxcLz will
have to labor earnestly to set her
all right again. To show you how
it is held in the estimation of peo
ple here, I will repeat what I heard
remarked a few days since in re
lation thereto. Two gentlemen
were speaking of your town, and
one proposed to the other to move
to Grant. His reply was, "If I
owned, as Calhoun does, Colfax
and h-ll, I would sell the former
and live in the latter."
With every wish for'our sum
oees and happiness, I' lose this
short article. ThEa.
[Our friend, "Tiger," must re
member that if "a dog gets a bad
name, it will ,:,.'- to him-" but
eI nd rsa at pbeish hawe a
bright future before them. Since
we have been living in this town
we have not seen even a little
fuss, growing out of drunkenness
or anything else; and we have
heard of four or five "killing
scrapes" taking place in Rapides
and Winn, which were charged at
the time to Grant. We can say,
and in truth, that a more law
abiding class of citizens, than
Grant has, do not grace any other
parish in this State.-En.]
Gaair Panzss, La, Aug. 1, '76.
I am not a subscriber to your
paper, but I have seen a couple of
copies of it, and I believe you are
taking the proper stand in pub
lishing an independent newspaper,
owing no allegiance to any politi
cal party. I have not the pleasure
of a personal acquaintance with
you, but myself and several of my
neighbors endorse you, and we will
get up a tolerably large club for
the CHaonmrc 'ere long, as we deem
it worthy of a good support. We
all think, however, that you have
been rather liberal to certain cor
respondents, in publishing theiar
several ccmmunications' and dis
cussions, to the exclusion of other
matter of interest. Polities are
not what we want now. We are
quiet and peaceful people, and
want only what is guaranteed as
by the laws of the land, and to use
our right of suffrage as we please,
but in a peaceable and orderly way.
Your paper is a medium that
will do a'great deal of good for
this parish, and will show to the
whole country that the citizens of
this parish are not a lot of sava
gee; but an industrious people,
who are always more than pleased
to see a good class of people eom
ing and making their abode with
us. Hoping you will succeed to
the height of your wishes, I am
Yours, truly, Fanuns.
Pulling fodder is the work of
the farm now.