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THE COLFAX CHRONICLE.
-n nbeptCennt ournal1, beboAtb to foral aRnb 6,eral Betos, FiteraYtrc, Sciente, ritur, etc.
VOL. I. COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, SEPT. 2,1876. INO. 9.
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JOB WORK must be paid for on de
vers.
How the Sioux Fight.
111g IECiL~S WASTE OF AMMUNITION.
The Denver (CoL) News prints
slitter which gives an interesting
amsount of Gen. Crook's recent
lttle with the Indians. The
-iter says:
"The Sioux were all splendidly
mDated, and so long as pressed
did much of their firing on horse
beek. Some of the most reckless
ats of equestrianism imaginable
were performed by them within
ruags of the broadsides of an en
tire company. In numerous in
iances one or two warriors dash
ed oat from behind their cover of
rooks, hugged close to the neck of
the pony and half bounded, half I
tambled down the nearly vertical
ba.ks after a bold Crow, Snake,
e white skirmisher, delivered a
dot or two, and like a flash disap
Pred in spite of volleys sent after 1
him. Up hill or down, over rocks,
4hrogh canons, and in every con- i
eivable dangerous condition of
airs their breakneck riding was
eSsplished. One reckless brave I
Sbadly pressed by the cavalry,
Mtseertain point in the field, and
out his bowie knife he
piled apart his saddle girt, slip
pd it with all its trappings from I
amer him while his pony was at I
hM speed, and thus uninicumbered
'Id his escape. So near did the j
aldians approach our skirmishers t
t times that they inflicted several I
Rauda with battle-axes, lances t
id arrows, and in one or two in
*"ea they closed in upon a brave 1
id and got his scalp before t
adee could rush forward to I
-reue. They repeatedly court- I
'ldsath by endeavoring to secure I
Sbodies of their own daad. One C
s of this kind was plainly a
e to many of us. An Indian
a long the bluff was, with r
pony, made the target for doz- c
re rifles, and rider, pony and
-lalMy tumbled head over heels I
5 the hill-side. Two braves c
i--dately sallied forth for the a
I- of their defunct brother, but
Ie these also fell before it was a
a.d. The other seemed to L
oe live Indian better than I
ad ones,; and hastily scram- I h
t Another warrior met ti
- however, and persuaded him I
to go along on a second trial.
About the time the bodies were
Y reached a pony was shot, and both
Indians, then thoroughly demoral
ized, made for cover and reached
it in safety. One thing is an abso
lute certainty, and that is the fact
I that the Sioux had staked a great
deal on this battle, and that their
fighting was, consequently, little
less than savage frenzy or the
fighting of demons.
"Our troops fired over ten thou
rand rounds of ammunition, and
it is believed the Sioux discharged
from a third to a half more. Be
hind a ledge of rocks from where
a band of them fired for a little
over half an hour, about a peck of
cartridge shells were found, and
other places of concealment were
strewn with them almost as thickly.
[ Many of these were the long, hard
" shooting Sharps, which show an
- other decided advantage they have
f over our troops. But the marvel
of it is how so much ammunition
- could be expended with so little
loss of life to our force. Dodging
and skulking, and scattering out,
as the savages always do, we could
not expect to hand them a very
long mortality list; but not pos
sessing that snake-like faculty of
being where we are not, or not be
ing just where we are supposed to
be, it is to see why an average In
dian marksman could not kill but
once in a thousand shots."
Why Girls Should Learn to Keep
House.
Quite enough, says the House
keeper, has been said of the moral
obligation that girls are under to
master housekeeping. Such argu
ments influence nmost persona but
little, and they are specially dis
tasteful to the young. Better
make a task attractive than insist
upon it being viewed as a duty.
Tell any one she ought to work,
and she naturally rebels; but show
that work brings independence
and comfort, and her energies are
stimulated.
Why not put the domestic prob
lem on the same status? Don't
force your daughters to learn to
cook, sweep, and sew, whether
they like it or not; but make them
feel that a knowledge of these arts
is both useful and honorable. All
women are taught self-respect; but
is not respect based on practical
capacity and knowledge higher
than that which is the outgrowth
of nothingbut regard for personal
appearance.
A girl who has learned how va
rious foods ought to be cooked, i
how beds should be made, how
carpets should be swept, how fur- 5
niture should be dusted, how 1
clothes should be repaired, turned, I
altered, and renovated; how pur- I
chases can bemade to the best ad
vantage; who understands the I
laying in of provisions, and how I
to make them go the farthest and a
last longest, may make herself val- t
ued and respected, either in the c
position of daughter, sister, wife,
or if dependent on strangers for d
support
A woman who is merely a drone t
retains her position in the family I
circle only by sufferance. If she a
is a busy bee, and can contribute l
by her thought and labor to the l
common weal, she need not claim
a position-it is already hers. t
Many young persons are too ii
ambitions, and wrap up their ham- n
ble talents in a napkin. • This is ae
mistake. To know how to keep ti
house is not a mere bread and but-. a
ter matter-it is an occupation n
which has called out the best in- s5
- telligence of some of the most cul
e tivated and refined women in the
h land. It is no small task to excel
I- in this vocation. Many wives and
I mothers perform notinferior labors
in the conduct of their homes to
t what their husbands display in
t managing their business affairs;
r and they deserve equal, if not
e greater, credit for the results of
e their labors.
Again, what better preparation
could be devised for a married life
I than to know how to conduct a
j household succeesfully-not stint
- ingly, inor yet with extravagance,
e but fully appreciating the value of
9 economy, order,variety and health ?
f A bride at the altar, who feels a
l consciousness of her capacity to
conduct her husband's home in a
thorough and systematic manner,
has a decided advantage over an
- other who lacks these advantages.
How many famous men have owed
a large share of their success to
their wives ? In short, marriage
is apt to make or mar a man's fu
ture, and all depends on the char
acter or capacity of the wife.
The equality which the cham
pions of woman suffrage seek is
but an empty name compared with
that real equality in marriage
where husband and wife each feel
and acknowledge the other's quali
fications. Marriage then becomes
a true partnership, and both mem
bers contribute equally to its pros
perity and advancement.' To se
cure this rare happiness, train
your daughters up in such a man
ner that they will both desire to
help their husbands, and know
how to do so when the time comes.
The Great Scandal Again.
N. Y. Sun, 10th nlt.]
Mr. Shearman yesterday served
on Gen. Roger A. Pryor, counsel
for Francis I). Moulton, Mr. Beech
er's answer to the complaint in
the suit of malicious prosecution
which was begun last December.
Mr. Shearman, after a consnlta
tion with Mr. Beecher, determined
to risk the trial of the merits of
the case rather than allow it to go
by default to the Sheriff's jury,
that he might appeal from the
judgment and test the question of
his late demurrer in the Court of
Appeals. If he fails to outwit Gen.
Pryor and Gen. B. F. Butler in
the trial of the cause he can go to
the Court of Appeals on the jury's
verdict. In Mr. Beecher's answer
he denies every accusation con- I
tained in Mr. Moulton's complaint I
that he, with malicious intent to
injure him in his good name and I
credit, to bring him into public
dlisgrace, tb cause him to be im- I
prisoned, and to subject him to l
trouble and expense, had gone be- I
fore the Grand Jury, and falsely E
and maliciously, and without any i
reasonable or probable cause what- I
soever, procured an indictment
against the plaintiff for having ut
tered and published of and con-i
cerning the defendant certaint
criminal libels, which charge a
defendant knew was wholly e
and untrue. The answer admits t
that the defen&dnt did, on Oct. 3,
1874, go before the Grand Jury j
and testify that certain criminal s
libels uttered and published of a
himself were utterly false.
Mr. Beecher furthermore denies L
that the plaintiff was ready or anx- u
ions to stand trial on the indict- v
ment mentioned in the complaint, c
either at the time of pleading to t
the same or for at least six months w
afterward, and the defendant has o
no knowledge, nor information ii
esufficient to form a belief, as to U
I- whether the plaintiff was ever!
e ready or anxious to stand trial
d thereon. The answer in the third
d paragraph denies that the defend
a ant ever requested the District
o Attorney of Kings county, or any
n person whatever, to make any mo
; tion, or take any stelf, concerning
ta nolle prosequi, or concerning
d any matter which makes so ui
accusation. The defendant fur
ni ther answers that he has no know
e ledge, or information sufficient to
a form a belief, that the indictment
was transferred to the City Court,
, or that any order was granted for
I the entry of a nolle prosequi, or
? that any such entry or record was
a made as is described in the com
a plaint. In conclusion, the defend
a ant avers that his testimony before
; the Grand Jury was true, and that
the prosecution referred to in the
complaint was founded upon rea
I sonable and probable cause.
The oath to the answer was
B made the 8th of August in Peeks
- kill.
The case will be tried in the Su
preme Court, and will probably be
on the October calendar. The
difficulty of getting a jury in Kings
i county will doubtless lead to a
) motion for a change of venue to
1 this city. Mr. Moulton expects
- to establish the truth of every alle
1 gation made in his published state
- ment of the summer of 1874,
the charge involving Edna Dean
Proctor not excepted.
The Sioux War.
Junction of Crook's and Terry's Com
mands-A Scene of Great Joy-The
Iudia.us Moving Hastily Northward
The Valleys Left in Flames.
Correspondence of the N. Y. Herald.]
Camp of Combined Yellowstone
Forces, Aug. 11, 1876.
The columns under Generals
Terry and Crook met yesterday at
noon in this valley, and will oper
ate henceforth in union. The
southern force left its supply camp
on Goose Creek, August 5, where
it had been augmented by the ar
rival of the Fifth cavalry. The
route of the march was to Tongue
River, at the point where the
Sioux attacked the camp on June
10, and thence thirty miles north
eastward, where the column turn
ed to the north and crossed the
Panther Mountains to the Rose
bud.
A bivouac was made August
8th, ten miles north of the battle
ground of June 17th. Next day
the great trail leading down the
valley showed signs of the move
ment of large numbers of Indians
over it about a week before-proba
bly the whole of "tting Bull's I
people. The counp west of the
Rosebud has been utterly con
sunmd by conflagration, qand east
ward there are thdesame indica
tions. The . ux seem resolved
on abandoning all the region
south of the Yellowstone for the
present season. The traces of
their camps along the Rosebud 1
show that their ponies have nearly I
starved, and that their own subsis- I
tence has been'far from plentiful.
Trails from the Little Big Horn
join the grand trail, and it is prob- I
able that the palties scattered '
along the base of the Big Horn
Mountains during July concentra
ted two weeks ago, and started
northward, leaving the hills and
valleys in flames. General Terry's a
column was espied yesterday, at a
ten o'clock, by Buffalo Bill It
was moving up the valley in line
of battle, Gen. Terry's scounts hav
ing mistaken this command for n
the Sioux. The meeting between C
ir the commanders in arms was en
il thusiastic, the friendly Indians
d with both commanders giving vent
I- to exuberance of joy.
:t The Sioux trail from this point
y scatters out eastward, and the
o- scouts yesterday discovered fresh
g signs above the old ones indicating
g a rear guard of the Sii'ilnagesu
a iug bblitnd, who had probably dis
- covered our approach from both
r- ends of the valley. It is believed
o that they will endeavor to cross
t the Yellowstone east of the mouth
of the Rosebud. General Miles,
r with a detatchment of infantry
r and artillery, started last night to
s proceed down the river on a
steamer from the mouth of the
- Rosebud as a patrol to intercept
e them. Another detachment of
t Gen. Terry's infantry will guard
9 his supply train.
The rest of the combined forces
will move to-day upon the rear of
a the Sioux, taking rations for four
i- days. The supplies can be sent
back to meet them at any point on
the river. There is great uncer
tainty regarding the enemy. It is
e impossible to shape any conjecture
as to the occurrence of a fight.
The Catholic Telegraph of the
S10th ult, contains an article from
Archbishop Purcell, addressed to
the people of the United States,
relative to the action of "the CGath
olic Church toward the publi.
school system. He declares that
the Church has no disposition to
interfere with the system, and
says: "No doubt justice and
equality would entitle the Catholic
people of this country to exemp
tion from taxation for the support
of other schools or to a share of
the public school funds in propor
tion to the number of pupils in
the schools, but even this we are
disposed to waive in your favor."
The Centennial Exhibition at
Philadelphia, says the New York
Sun of a recent date, is more than
half over, and the total receipts so
far fail to reach one million dollars.
The capital invested in the enter
prise is $8,500,000. The running
expenses for the one hundred and
fifty-nine days are estimated by
competent judges to be about
$1,500,000. Therefore, to pay for
itself and return the money ad
vanced by the Government and by
private subscribers to the stock,
the gross receipts must be $10,
000,000. In other words, the daily
attendance during the remaining
half of the Exhibition must be
nine times as great as it was dur
ing the first half We do not
know how to express our admira
tion for the hopeful cheerfulness
with which our Philadelphia
friends continue to speak of the
enterprise as a financial success.
Iraisrrr.-Who ever possessed
it that did not derive untold ad
vantages from it? It is better
than riches; it is of more value
than "diamonds and all precious
stones;" and yet every man may
possess it. The poorest may have
it, and no power on earth can
wrest it from them. Young men,
prize integrity of character above
all earthly gifts.
Another set of blood relations of I
A..T. Stewart have announced a
themselves from Ireland. The d
Begleys claim to be first consins, a
and say they will not put up with d
any tooling, and will have exact t
justice done them. g
War has been declared by the
negroes of Nashville against the b
Chinese residents.
The Turks and Servians,
A recent dispatch to the London
Standard from Belgrade, ays : It
is reported that the Turks have
advanced beyond Banja and that
the Servians evacuated that im
portant pass without #ring a shot.
It is quite p bt the con
stant rumorso Turlkib h advances
and Servian retreats are exagger
I ated, but ituannot be denied that
the prospects of the Servians are
becoming more gloomy. The ra
more of their evacuation of the
defiles leading from Gurgusovatz
to Delgard, and from Saitehar to
Paratkin, though unconfirmed, is
b highly probable..
If the Turks push forward, it is
more than likely that the ex
1 pected great battle at Alexinatz or
Delgrad will never be fought. The
officials continue to assert their
ability to beat the Turks; never
theless consternation prevails and
t must increase, s' the number of
runways increases in the streets.
A later dispatch to Beuter's
Telegram Company, from Zara,
the capital city of Dalmatia, an
nounces that an engagement took
place between the Montenegrins
and Turks near Kui, lasting the
entire day. The Turks were re
pulsed and pursued from Fundina
to Podgovitzs. The Montene
grins captured a quantity of arms,
war material and several lags.
The Turks lost many killed and
wounded.
One of Brigham Young's sons
is known as Prinee Briggy. The
Gentiles explain that the title was
acquired several years ago, during
his sojourn in England. He rode
in a coach behind six gray horses,
and on one occasion his coachman,
while driving through the streets
of London, disregarded the com
mand of the Queen's guards to
give road to her Royal Highness
and attendants. This led the off- '
cer in charge of the cavalcade to
ask the name of the distinguish
ed stranger. The reply was, "I'm
Prince Brigham, sir, of Utah."
Cuns Fon Horsoaoaý. - Our
readers will thank us for the fol
lowing sure preventive against
hydrophobia in dogs : Boil three
teaspoonsful of salt, and an ounce
of carbolic powder in a pint
of water, equeese in a lemon, and
then let a piece of meat simmer in
the mixture to give it an attractive
taste. Take out the meat, and
put the liquid in a cool place.
Then, while remedy is cooling,
lead the dog out behind the barn
and shoot him between the eyes
with a Bemington rifle. One pint .
of the liquid will be found enough
for a hundred dogs.-Rome b&n
A Rrxusn Fos CuoLma--The
hot season revives the necessity
of having at hand a good cholera
mixture, and none has proved
more effective than the one pub
lished years ago in the New York
Sun. This consist. of equal parts
of tincture of opium, red pepper,
rhubarb, peppermint and camphor.
It is a remedy for summer com
plaint, diarrhla, cramps in the
bowels, and similar ailments, and
affords almost instant relief. The
dose is 8 to 10 dropl for a child,
according to age, and 10 to 80
drops for an adult, saeoording to
the severity of the attack.-2-le
gran.
There is a mill inHingham Har
bor, Mas., which was built in
1664, ard is still in running order.

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