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THE COLFAX CHRONICLE.
Sn beptanmt ~urnal, btboIet to Yocal anb (tncral ~ceos, fitcrature, cicr*nt, grirtcuure, tt.
ý, I., COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 1876. INO. 8.
(olflu *rOnirlk.
D EVERY SrLURDAY, BY
J*U. SWEJ*TEY
TERMS:
, in advance, ....... $2 00
h , . ..........1 25
-Months, - - ....... 75c
ADVERTISING (rTES:
Sl is *paeeXIrSt insertion,
eahb subsequent inertion 75 cts.
as of a square sharged as a
unless othwitse agreed
ECardof Personah5ature, when
ble, charged at dodhle rates.
sioal and Buinews Cards,
square, $10 per year; two
$15.00.
ATr' A5Nlo eMENT8 -
seeb mast in ever instance ac
y the or4er.
I m.- 3 ma. n s. 1 year
101 -U E45
" !15 $ 30 4 $6at
All advertisemeuts sent to this
when not otherwimeipecified, will
atrd till forbid, awd charged ac
jiary and Marege notices of
ea square in leugt* charged as
p'Trnsirut advertismeuts pays
IaTvance; quarterlyLds. monthly
vasce; yearly ads. qgrterly in uad
Sexept by special catract.
I advertieaeneuts are not paid for
Ste time expireFs fe which they
Sbe ordered to be pblishod, they
be cutiuaed, and papnent exacted
l full time they wapleared in the
I WORK mud be pad for on de
of the blice Jury..
COLSAX, Aug. 7, 1876.
'b Police Jury me pursuant
ajourament.
etinsti Thomas Alison, Pres
LThonas Johujpg W. B.
N. P. Hawtiorne and
SCurry.
Te President appinted, as
on Claims Messrs.
Richardson, lawthorne
Curry, Mr. Hawthorne to act
derk of the committe.
Oa motion of ThomasJohnson.
bsvued, That the roal author
by Ordinance No. .96, shal)
as follows: Commnncing at
Sehlett's, thence tothe lower
at or near Iatt Lake, and
to the Claiborne road at
eiteen-mile post, be and the
ia hereby adopted. That
potion run ing fron Peter
' to the lower crasing, at
r att Lake, shall be desig
as road district No. 33; and
portion from the lower cross
at or sear Iatt Laim, to the
with the Claiboma road,
the eighteen-mile post,' all be
as road distrietNo. 34.
Oscar Watkins shall ,) ap
overseer of district Ro. 34,
Peter 8chlett overseer f dis
Ho. 33. That the folowing
Sshall work in distsrt No.
S.wit: Calvin Willians, H.
Lewis Cunninghamn, N.
SJ. Willingham, J. leters,
410ord, D. Moore, J. Sink
ea. Moore, J. Blac*well,
wbetts, W. Simmom, S.
M. Lashly, L. Surtons,
tt, Allen Faircloth, and
not otherwise apportion
a4d that the overseer of dies
>b 33 shall work all hinds
tide of said road.
SPolice Jury took a reces
s nd a half hours.
r aHeembling were prient
Smembers as before.
. & Y. Lscroix made a verbal
Sto the Jury, that he had
A ferry at Colfax to S B.
rd, for the balance ofthe
hkiag in payment his tote
lmrd and fifteen dol~ r,
Swarants, or certifiates
em, on or before the
of January next; tad
was no bid for the fery
hading.
W B. Richardson in the
Son of Thos. Allison :
- That the Treasurer of
the Parish shall pay in currency,
to W. F. Blackman, Esq., the sun
of Fifty Dollars, and to Willian
Harris a sum not exceeding
Seventy-five Ddlars, and shat
credit the said amounts on the
bachs of their respective certifil
cates of indebtedness.
On motion o same,
Resolved, That the Parish Trea'
urer shall purchase, at once, for
the use of the Folice Jury, station
ery, not to-E6d the suci of fifty
cents, and to pay to John Miles
the sum of fifty cents for furnish.
ing water to the Police Jury.
Thomas Allien in the chair.
On motion d W. B. Richard.
son,
Resolved, That Ordinance No.
245, section fint thereof, which
reads as follows: "and that two
and one-half milk of said amount
be collected in United States cur
rency," shall beso amended as to
read as follows: "and that two and
one-half mills, or one-quarter of
one per cent, on the said assess
ment roll of 187S, shall be paya
ble in United States currency, this
last being included in the above
levy of six thousand two hundred
ane ten dollars."
On motion of Thomas Johnson,
Resoled, That all licenses on
trades sad professions shall be
payable half in currency and the
other half in warrants or certifi
cates of indebtedness, and that
all licenses on trades and profes
sions shall be the same as the
State equires
On motion, the Police Jury ad
journed until to-norrow at 10
o'clod, a.m.
Signed. THOS. ALLISON,
PresidentPolice Jury.
A Lmm, Clerk.
Aug. 8, 1871 .
The Police Jury net pursuant
tc adjournment.
Present : Thomas Allison, Pres
ilent; Thomas Johaon, W. B.
Richardson, N. P. Hawthorne, and
S. C. Curry.
The minutes of yesterday were
read and approved.
Thomas Johnson noved to re
consider the resoluton adopted
yesterday, No. -, drecting the
Treasurer to pay to V. F. Black
man, Esq., the sum offifty dollars.
The yeas and nays being call
ed, the yeas were: Richardson
and Johnson; the says, Haw
thorne and Curry. Tie President
voted nay. The motiae was here
fore lost.
By Mr. Curry: That the rish
Attorney confer with A V. an,
Parish Surveyor, and asctain
from him what he wotld ge
fora map of the parish.
The Committee on Caims pre
sented the following daina, re
ported upon them favosbly, with
the recommendation that they be
allowed :
Daniel Fletcher, Sheriff, tohe said is
currency............... . 4 3 00
Wilson Prestge,sCominismr a
of Election............... 0 00
A. F. Simonin, Clerk of legsrra
tion............ ........... 70 00
W. M. Porter, Commisaioner of
Election.................... 10 00
F. E. Laymeard, extreasure.. 100 00
Daniel Fletcher, Shift........ 5110
I1. McKnight, Dy. &'R, $82 01
,1J.P_.... 479 1
F. H. Page, Clerk............ 51 50
Chas. R. Nugent, Onjmisaiorr
of Elecuon...... .......... 10 00
Alfred Shelby, Conser....... 30 00
W. 8. Calhoun, Jer ofInqnuet 2 00
L. P. Bridges, Coatable...-. 47 20
Daniel Fletcher, Bsrift....... 561 50
L.P. Bridges, Conabble...... 7 70
A. Lamee, Clerk of lolice Jnr,
to Asgust l, 1876.......... 62 50
Bigned N. P.Kawroior.E
W. Bl Rcanamos.
5. C.CEnar.
Tuo Jomqaos, X
mark.
On motion, the bofl wamadopt
ed as recommendes.
The commi*e apotted at the
last session, (Ordinance No. -,
I reported that they had accepter
the two bridges built by Willian
C. Harris.
Thomas Johnson in the chair.
The Treasurer presented the
following statement of receipts an,
disbursements in currency :
Currency Statement of Parish Tree
sury, Parish of Grant, paid inlt
Treasury by V. H. Munmford, lat:
Parish Treasnrer, Aug. 7, '76.
For licenses .............. ... $50 0
By J. Gray, do ............. 85 5(
$135 5t
By J. R. Gray-jail tax........ 23 &1
-bridge tax..... 5 5(
Di.sbrsements :
License tax, $90.00, placed to the credit
of certificate No. 1.
$44.50, held by consent, to be credited
to bridge certificate, and to be re
placed by bridge tax.
Balance in Treasury, $1.
Total, $135.50.
Signed: W. L. RICHARDSON,
Pariah Treasurer.
Mr. Curry moved that the Trea
surer's report be adopted.
On the call for yeas and nays,
Messrs. Richardson and Curry
voted yea, and Messrs. Hawthorne
and Allison voted nay.
There being a tie, the Presic'eat
pro tem. voted yea. .
On motion of Mr. Carry, Messrs.
Allison and Richardson, members,
and Mr. I. McKnight, were ap
pointed to count the warrants,
etc., returned by the Treasurer.
On motion of W. B. Richardson,
Resolved, That the Parish Trea
surer be, and is hereby authorized,
to pay to H. McKnight, or to his
order, the proceeds of the jail tax,
as fast as received by him, when
application is made therefor.
By Thomas Allison
Resolved, That the Pariah Attor
ney call upon O. H. Mumford,
former Tax-Collector, to pay over
the sum of ten dollars in currency,
improperly withheld by him.
The President in the chair.
By W. B. Richardson
Resolved, That the Treasurer
issue to J. B. McCoy five certifi
cates of indebtedness, amounting
in the aggregate to the value or
suum of certificate No. 22, in lieu
of said certificate No. 22.
By S. C. Carry
Wswluas, The conduct of the
Parish Treasurer towards the Po
lice Jury, is improper; And,
whereas, He has acted contrary
to law; therefore, be it
Resolved, That W. L. Richardson
be suspended from the office of
Parish Treasurer.
The yeas and nays being called,
Messrs. Curry and Hawthorne
voted yea, and Messrs. Richardson
and Johnson voted nay.
The President, having the cast
ing vote, voted yea.
By Thomas Johnson
Resolved, That hereafter the
Police Jurors shall be paid in er
rency.
The yeas and nays being called,
the result was as follows :
Yeas-Johnson and Hawthorne;
nays, Richardson and Curry.
There being a tie, the President
voted nay.
Whereupon the Police Jury ad
journed until to-nlorrow at 10
o'clock, a.m.
Signed: THOS. ALLISON,
President Police Jury.
A. Imz, Clerk.
GOLxPx, August 9, 1876.
The Police Jury met plrsuant to
adjournment.
Present: Thos. Allison, Presi
dent; Thomas Johnson, W. B.
Richardson, N. P. Hawthorne, and
S. C. Curry.
The minutes of yesterday were
read and approved.
On motion of W. B. Richardson
Resolved, That the further con
sideration of claims against the
parish shall he postponed until
the next meeting of the Board.
On motion of S. C. Curry
Resolved, That the Parish Attor
j ney is hereby directed to take legal
steps for the recovery from C. H.
Mumford, ex-Tax-Collector, of the
sum of ten dollars, in currency,
illegally withheld by him, and such
e further legal steps, civil and crim
inal, as in his discretion he shall
deem proper.
On motion of same
Resolved, That hereafter Tax
collectore shall be paid their com
missions according to the kind of
money by them received for taxes
or licenses.
On motion of same
Resolved, That whereas, W. L.
Richardson, Parish Treasurer,
has appropriated funds contrary
t to the ordinances of this Police.
Jury, to-wit : In paying to himself
ninety dollars, taking advantage
of the position he holds, in, pre
ference to other claims against the
parish; therefore, from and after
this date the said W. L. Richard
son is removed from office, and he
is hereby ordered to turn over all
books and papers pertaining to
his office to his successor.
On motion, Samuel B. Shackel
ford was unanimously elected
Parish Treasurer.
On motion of S. C. Curry
Resolved, That from and after
this date it shall be made the duty
of the Parish Treasurer, in reeeiv
ing from the Collector, any cur
rency not otherwise appropriated,
to turn over the same to the Pres
ideut of the Police Jury, who
shall advertise in the official jour
nal, during thirty days, that he
will sell the same at public auction
to the last and highest bidder,
(designating the place and time of
sale,) and to be paid for' in certifi
cates or other evidences of indebt
edness against the parish.
By same
ReJsold, That the proceedings
of the Police Jury shall be pub
lished in the official journal.
By W. B. Richardson
Resolved, That any person taking
up stock without authority, shall,
on conviction, be liable to a fine of
thirty dollars, or, in default of pay
ment, to imprisonment in the
parish jail for not more than thirty
days nor less than ten. One-half
of the fine for the benefit of the
informer, and the other half for
the benefit of the Parish Treasury.
On motion of S C. Curry
Resolved, That the Tax-Collector
shall keep a stub-book, similar to
that kept by him for the State, and
the Parish Treasurer shall pur
chase and pay for said book out of
any money in the Treasury not
otherwise appropriated.
On motion, the Police Jury ad
journed until the 4th Monday in
October next.
THOS. ALLISON,
President Police Jury.
A. LEMEE, Clerk.
Working Up a Case against
Alabama.
The following is a Washington
Special to the New Orleans Pic
ayune :
WAsmNoTON, Aug. 18.-United
States Marshals in Alabama have
reported to the Attorney General
that great frauds were committed
in the recent election in that State,
and United States district attor
neys have been ordered to prose
cute. The first cases will be tried
in Mobile. Senator Spencer is
urging the Administration to pro
ceed to extreme measures in Ala
bama.
Republican Congressmen from
the South remain to consult with
the Attorney General and Secre
tary of War relative to * plan of
procedure under the recent order
issued to Gen. Sherman. Sher
man says no changes will be made
in stations of troops South, unless
there is trouble and troops are
called for in accordance with law.
Gen. Sherman denies the story
of his intended resignation in
favor of Gen. Grant.
The Sioux West Pointer.
I
Sitting Bull's Military Training-Rem
iniscence in the Life of "Bison," the
Rough-and-Ready Cadet-Ambroes
Burnside Shaves Him-The Man whc
Beats Our Generals.
-
Baltimore Gazette.]
Ias; Sitting Bull a West Poinl
graduate? This question is asked
in sober earnest, with the view ol
f eliciting information, there being
reasons for believing that this for.
midable warrior and so-called
savage, now occupying so much
public attention, from the unques
tioned skill and extraordinary
courage with which he has met
our soldiers, is really a graduate
of the Military Academy. There
may be some foundation for the
reports as to his reading French
and being familiar with the cam
paigns of the great Napoleon.
Graduates of West Point, be
tween 1846 and 1850, will remem
ber a new cadet of both singular
d remarkable appearance, hail
ing from the western borders of
Missouri, who reported for duty
in 1845, 1846, or 1847. Above
medium height, apparently be
tween eighteen and twenty years
old, heavy set frame, long bushy
hair, growing close to his brow
and overhanging his neck and
shoulders, his face covered with
thin patches of white fuzzy beard,
the general get up of this plebe
was such as to cause the old cadets
to hesitate in the heretical jokes
usually played off on new cadets.
Nicknames are often applied to
cadets' that they carry with them
among their friends into the army
and even to their graves. The
thick neck, broad shoulders, and
long, bushy hair, caused the name
of "Bison" to be applied to this
new-comer, and it adhered to him
ever afterward. The West Point
course he learned with ease, gra
duating in the upper third of his
class. He had no disposition to
be social, kept to himself, talked
but little, and was never known to
smile or laugh. During hours of
recreation he did not mingle with
his classnates, but was often seen
in solitary walks around the plain
or scaling the neighboring moun
tains even to their summits. He
was often out of his quarters after
night, eluding successfully the vig
ilence of sentinels and officers,
visiting the neighboring villages
in quest of strong drink, but never
seen under its influence until he
graduated.
this remarkable character pass
ed his graduating examination
creditably, received his diploma,
but before doffing the cadet gray
visited the village of Buttermilk
Falls, below West Point a short
distance, got intoxicated and be
came involved in a broil, in which
stones and sticks were used freely.
Several of the participants were
badly hurt and the Bison himself
much bruised. This conduct was
regarded as so unbecoming and
discreditable that on the recom
mendatiom of the academic board
he was refused a commission in
the army. He was heard of three
times after leaving the academy,
once at Galveston, Texas.
There he had a terrible fight
with some desperadoes, and was
forced to leave. He was next seen
on one of the California steamers,
and going on the western coast he
got into an altercation with the
officers of the steamer and was
placed under guard down in the
hold and made to work. The third
and last time, as far as we know,
he was seen and recognized under
the following circumstances: In
1858, about ten years after the
Bison had gradiated, Lieut. Ives,
of the topographical engineer
corps, was engaged in making an
exploration and survey of the Col
orado river, emptying into the
Gulf of California While engaged
in this work he would quite often
leave his boat in the afternoon and
go on shore and bivoua till morn
On one of these oeeasions a
party of Mohave Indians came to
his camp, and after talking some
time in Spanish, the chief says, in'
English : "Ives, do you know me Y'
The lieutenant was startled at
hearing his name called so dis
tinctly in English by this naked
and painted-faced chief; he replied
that he did not, and asked the
chief where he learned to speak
English so well. The chief re
plied : "Never mind that; but do
you know me, Ive'?" The lieu
tenant scanned the huge painted
chief, with feathers in head, rings
through, his nose and ears, and
again asked the chief where he
-had learned English, and how did
it happen that he knew him. The
chief replied that he did not won
der at his not knowing him, as his
change of nationality had brought
with it a great change in habits,
dress and appearance, and then
added : "I am the Bison; we were
together at West Point. I have
with this little band been watching
you for several days. My band
wanted to kill you and your little
party, but I told them we had
better wait and see, and try and
talki that we might do better than
kill you. I have made them under
stand that after you have left and
gone back trade will spring up,
and we can then do better by tra
ding or robbing the boats loaded
with goods and supplies of all
kinds." The Indians retired and
were seen no more, nor did I
bivouac on land any more. A year
or two before this, Captain Lyon,
(killed in the late war,) of the
army, had a desperate fight with
the Indians on an island in the
Colorado river, the Indians sup
posed to have been commanded
by the Bison. He was succeseful
for years in raiding on the settle
ments and extending as far off as
Arizona. It may be and we think 1
it probable with the settlementse
extending from the west to the
eamt, and from east to west, and
the Indian area diminishing con
stantly, that this Indian chief may
have gone as far north as the
Black Hills, and may be even the
veritable Sitting Bull; for to the
close observer Sitting Bull has
shown as much skill ana judgm "
as any educated civiliz soled
could have done. It would notr
strange if Sitting Bull proves to
have been educated at West Point,
and it seems to us probable that
such is the case.
A Wwr Pomnr GRaDUATr.
Baltimore, August t.
The railroad earnings in this
sountry for the puast seven months
show an increase of about seven
nd one-half per cent. over those
>f the corresponding months last
rear.
A Northern writer thinks it is a
opular fallacy to sappose that a
young lady's teeth are the les
early and her lipa the less ruby
ecaMse her breath is fraught with
_he fragrance of the nfortunammte
nion.
-- - ---_
The Democrats of North Caro
ins expect to carry the State by
hirty thousand majority.

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