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WDAY, AUGCST 26, 1676. mile
Boddie will preach at Liberty whip
I, Wednesday before the
Sunday in September, at woo
s', and at Black Creek, on cmi
at 11 a.m.; at Tyson's liva
house, Friday, at 11 a.m.; F
fray's Creek, Saturday, at 11 littl
-Colfax, `aturday night and on
'-being the secondBunday disc
Sgsptember. In I
,We have had several fine bur
Sthe past week. do
..Cotton is opening very fast wet
picking has commenced in wa2
S..The health of the people in this mis
n of the parish is very vill
-.-ld River is falItg very fiat. p
Misrihsippi being low accounts like
-.elon and pumpkin vines
have borne very poorly on Tw
nt of the drouth, are begin- t
, to bear since the late rains. t
-Mr. C. IL Mumford left on
Bart Able on Tuesday even
last for the Crescent City, out
will remain there for a couple
-Attention is called to the new tivi
isement headed "For Sale." tio
gin-stands are in good run- wa
ig order, and will be sold cheap an
aesh. For particulars call at no
if oce. of
_,Competition is the life of of
-ue," is an old adage; but we Co
lieve that "Advertising is the
Sofd trade" is much more appro
~ite, and the amount of business me
mds the past week by Mr. Sol. the
_goes to prove that such is en
-We are very credibly informed
kt two or three Montgomery kit
a alhants contemplate moving to
Ctla for the purpose of carrying
t uiness here. One of them
l mence to build in a very ,m
SMort time. Come along, gentle
Sa, there is a good opening here,
ma we will be happy to see you. HIS
-By referring to the card of
I. J. Duffy, it will be seen that
Ir. J. T. Lofton has added his
ui to it, stating that he has per- in
a usnently located at Colfax, to
wray on the wood-working busi- 1e
em He is prepared to repair
buggies, wagons, agricultural im- D
lietents, etc., etc. We are glad
b se a good class of mechanics
ting their lots with us, and we
bopeak for them both the patron
a and encouragement of our
and farming comurunity. 1
-- -The th Congressional Die- '
ebid Republican Convention, call- _
Sto assemble at Colfax by order
Id J. Madison Wells, Acting Pres
of the 4th Congressional
Committee, will meet at
Ceort House on Monday next.
e have faded to discover any I
tration of enthusiasm in
to this Convention, and it
to be seen whether or not
will be a full delegation from t
parishes comprising the Dis I
'-Tom Mills was reported last
fk or having committed an as
ata battery on Peter Fields,
the skull bare by an adroit
frOm a well-developed stick.
dilculty grew out of Mill's
getting into Field's corn.
e 5, after being ginned around
hout the suburbs of the Cen
e attion, was put under bond
before his majesty, F. 1
* a ,at the n xt assizes, to
I an account fc: the deeds
to the body and head of the
* Peter. An examination
rather severe attempt at
disclosesa sprobability that
would do well to observe,
: there is more muscle re
Sin peaceful pursuits, and
ssse to diminish the colored
ja lt now, than the Republi
e bve made arrangementS to
i Field is in such a low con
that it will be some time
IW he can take the field again.
BODY FovuD.-The 1apides Ga. D:
ette says: On Tuesday Coroner
Taylor held an inquest, about ten den
miles from Alexandria, on the aio
north side of Red River, near the ha
Prairie road, on the body of a J
white man found buried' in the
woods. The following jury were one
empanneled: J. W. Barron, J. P.
Grogan, P. D. Stubbs, Wm. O'Sul- C
livan, S. C. Allen and E. Dig.
From witnesses examined very
little was elicited to throw light
on the mystery. The body was Gn
discovered on Sunday, July 16th. fo
In the grave with the body were m
buried three revolvers and a
double-barreled shot-gun which
were identified by Ernest Petter
way as thq property of his brother,
Mark Petterway, who has been M(
missing from his home in Pine
ville for about six weeks. The
clothes of the murdered man, a
pocket-book and a comb were
likewise identified as Mark Petter- an
The Columbia Herald says : Fe
Two horrible murders have been t
perpetrated in our parish during
the last few days. The victims in _
each instance were colored men,
as were also the murderers. Jeal
ousy appears to be the cause.
The Democratic and Conserva
tive Judicial nominating Conven- i
tion, for the 12th Judicial District, M
was held in Columbia on the 8th "
and 9th insts., and resultel in the tl
nomination of Judge R. G. Smith,
of Caldwell, and S. M. Brian, Eq-., "
of Winn, for District Attorney.- I,
Columbia Herald. p
Iowa juries hold that in case a tf
Smarriage engagement is broken L
. the parties must return all pres- of
s ents, or their worth in money.
I Legal forms and blanks of all s
y kinds printed at this office.
[ Under this head we will annonace Ote I
Y .aees of c ndidate. for any *Qie; our N
Scharge is $5, and he entd ciwll be published. I
'f mes esery, till Novmbe r. The emsA
must accompany the order is every in
stance; if not, it uill be thrown in our t
it JOHN B. McCOY would respectfully
announce himself as a eandidate for
Sheriff of Grant parish, subject to noum
r- inuation by the Republican Convention.
o We are authorized to announce the
- name of ELDM RB. F. BRIAN as an
ir independent candidate for election to
the State Senate of Louisiana, from the
I- District compirising tne parishes of
d Winn, Catahoula and Grant.
e NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
TWO good sixty-saw GIN-STANDS,
Y.. in running order, cheap for Cash.
For particulars, apply at this olmce.
Colfax, Aug. Z6-4t.
er J. DUFFY.
BLACKSMITH AND HORSESHOER,
at Colfax, La.
. Everything in my
line dlone in a firm,
tasteful and work
n manlike manner. The
it patronage of our country farmers is re
spectfilly solicited. vol 1 noltf
ot The undersigned wonuld also inform
m the citizens of Grunt and adjoining
parishes, that he has i~ernunently chwa
Stl here. and will carry on the Wood
Working business, in connection with
Mr. Duffy'e forge. Bug iesaud wagons
Srepaired, plows s everything
e- else in my line attend to, and satis
faotion guaranteed. J. T. LOFTON.
1, Colfax,.Ang. SS..
' I HAVING completed my new Stenam
11 Gin, on the Foreasy Place, near
*I Colfax, I am prepared tp gin cotton, for
d all who may favor me with their busi
nes, at very reasonable rates. A good
n- staple guaranteed.
d Attached to the Gin is a GRIST MILL,
which shall be run every Saturday, for
F. the accommodation of those who want
to corn ground. BEN. KRAFT.
Colfax, Aug. 1-Rt
he Notice to Tax-Payers.
on THE Tax-payers of the parish of
I Grant are hereby nottled that
at the undersigned Board of Assessors
hat have commenced their duties, as re
quired by law, and will continue to
ye, assess the taxable property of said par
re- ish until the close of the present month.
All parties interested will please come
d orwand and examine the tu. lists a
ed preseted to us by the Tax Colleeter, in
order that the same, if erroesoua, may
li- be corrected and revis d edare the ex
t iration of the thirty days, as the law
e- 'DANIEL FLETCHER,
L. E. TORIRY, Clerk.
e H. McKIUGHT, Recorder.
in. Ang 12-3t
DR. URIA.IM RI.E T,
W ITH an experience of fifteen years
Vin the treatment of diseases inci
dent to this country, offers his profes
sional services to the citizens of Colfax r
and surrounding country, at about one
half the usual prices.
" Obtsterics and diseases of females
4 Office and residence at Mirabean,
one mile below Colfax, Grant parish, La.
CAPTAIN PARKER HARRIS,
Carpenter and Builder, old
Colfax, La., tha
Respectfully informs the citizens of
Grant and adjoining parishes, that all
work entrusted to him will be per- kel
formed in a substantial and satisfactory
manner. nol ly pr
zrITOMN A. DNRrN, iG
PRACTISING PHYSICIAN, the
MONTGOMERY, GRANT PARISH, LA.
LUMB ER. li
THE undersigned takes this method of Fl
informim.l the ci izens of Colfax
and surrou'ring cour~ y that he is pre
pared to furnish the best of Pine Lunm
ber, at the Saw Mill, five miles from
Colfax, at Ten Dollars per Thousand
Feet, or delivered at Colfax, or any
other point within the same distance,
at Fifteen Dollars per Thousand Feet.
WM. C. HARRIS.
no3 vol 1-ly
N( )TICE !
FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL CON
A CONVENTION will be held at the
Court House, at Col fax, in the par
insh of Grant, Stute of Louisiana, on
MONDAY, the 28th of August, 1876, to
nominate a candidate for Congress in
the Fourth Coungrssional District of
the State of Louisians.
The several Parish Committees with
in this Congressional District are here
iy autthorizelI and required to call an
election of delegates and to furnish the B
dhelegates chosen under this order with
proler credeutial% properly certified
by the President and Secretary of the
.several Parish Coummittees, and also
L forward true copies to me at Alexandria,
The apportionment of representation
of the parishes, is as follows:
Rapides.... ........................ 5
Vernon.......... .................. 1 R
I in............................------------------- 2
Graent .......... .................... 3
Grantilll...... ...... .................. 2
Red Biver.......................... 2
DeSoto...... .... .................. 2
SCsldo...... ........................ 6
cl kesier...... ...... ................ 3
r Webster............................ 1
Bienville...... ...... .............. 2
By order of J. Madison Wells, Acting 1
President of the 4th Congressional Dis
r trict Committee.
J. MADISON WELLS,
Act. Pres. 4th Con. Committee, La.
C. H. MUMFORD,
.Ew .WRRhIfL TI
OF A SPLENDID
STOCK OF GOODS.
Would respectfully announce to his des
old customers, and the public generally, Ing
that he has laid in one of the very best CaS
stocks of goods ever offered in this mar
ket, which, to a certain extent, is coln
prised of the following : I
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS ch,
My stock in this line is largb and of col
the very best qualities, and it shall be gr
my aim hereafter to keep constantly
replenishing, so that at all times I can me
meet the wants of my customers in this c
line. My stock comprises
1Flour, Perk; Bacon, Lard, Molasses,
Tea, 8u ar, Coffee, Rice, Meal, shi
Mackerel, Herrings, Choice
Whiskies, Wine, Gin, Canned
and Dried Fruits of all in
kinds, Oysters, Lob
ster, Sardines, fee
Coal Oil Lamps, Coal Oil, and all sti
sorts of ev
TOBACCOS AND CIGARS.
f DRY GOODS.
My stock in this line is 'large, and i
well-selected, consisting of
Bleached and Unbleached Do
Calicos, Muslins, Sheetings, Shirt- i8
n Ladies' Dress G dsa, Ill
And a splendi lot of
5 LA.DIE' IHATS,
1 Ribbons, Buttons, Trimmings, t
5 Gloves, etc., etc., f
3 All of which are offered at extremely tl
2 low prices.
1 0 I96
2 A splendid assortment of
TOILET SOAPS AND PERFUMERY ,
BOOTS & SHOES -
My stock in this line is of the best
material and make, and embraces
Ladies', Misses', Gentlemen's, Boys'
and Childrens's wear, at pries to suit
My stock of Clothing is large and
well-seleeted, and comprises
MEN'S AND BOY'S SUITS
in great variety and at very low prices.
A very fine assortment of
Gentlemen's Shirts, Undershirts,
Drawers, Hall Hose,
In this line I have a frst-class stock,
and it embraces almost everything my
customers stand iu need of. My stock
Is also large, and consist. of almost
every article required by the house
In a word, my stock is large and com
,plete, embracing every article that
should be found in a well-furnished
store; and last, but not least, all will
be surprised at the moderate prices
THE HIOBEST MARKET PRICE
COTTON, HIDES, WOOL, BEEBWAX,
COUNTRY PRODUCE, ETc.
NA. Colfax, It.
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