THE COLFAX CHRONICLE
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LL I. COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, SEPT. 16, 1876. INO. 11
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I blla's Father-in-Law.
I mt a FOSTOR GRAlSt .
efo*' said RalphRedfe
wrs sitting at his suno r
og breakfast-table, opening
lirtters--and at the exclama
1yiumg 'rife looked' quickly
hem her place bezind the
Ralph!" she cried, "is it
war father ?"
RMe nodded, still intent, with
-ingbrows, on the contents
E Pt folded sheet of note-paper.
easilacscme around anti leaned
r his shoulder-a lovely little
iosa of autumn-gold hair, gray,
g---ahed eyes, and ptle cheeks.
"What does he say, Ralph ?" she
-ied, scarcely above 'her breath.
;, do tell me, quick !"
"hs says," returned Redfern,
Il~ ily, "that I have been a fool."
SSo you have, Ralph, dear," said
hf Redfern, parsing up her scar
Satrawberry of a month.
`Adhe furthermore adds that,
Thve made my bed, so I must
A self-evident fact," said Fen
"And he declines to see or ac
JWhdp you, my dear, so there
YI end of all our dreams and
afatiuns. Don'% look sad, little
f" he subjoined, seeing the
es' creep over his wife's young
S"We have each other et."
' believe that, Ralph'" said
giving her husband's
-der an affectionate little
- "bat I can't forgive my
e stranging you from your
Sman shall leave his father
Shis mother and cling unto his
qoted Ir. Redfern.
Fenella shook the little
of asburn gold that cluster
I know that,' said she;
it don't say 'A man shall
with his father because of
da' It's all m faalt, Ralph "
-e,, Fenny, that is nonsense.
ninuist on taking sueh a dis
view of the matter as this,
take you out West with
I won t be taken," nodded
Iodte1n, her eyes sptrkjng
wilfully through their misty veil
of tears. "A pretty way of econ
omizing that would be, wouldn't
it? No, indeed; I shall stay here,
and cut out the lambrequines, end
make the chintz covers for our
little cottage when we go to house
heeping, and study up the cookery
book, and coax Mrs. Haddon to
let me try new recipes, down
in hey kitchen. And, after all, it's
gone. Three months will soon
pass, you know."
"What a brave little Fenella
you are!" Ralph Redfern said,
smiling, in spite of his father's
letter-the letter that disinherited
But Fenella's flower-like face
was very grave when Ralph had
started on his long Western jour
ney, and she was all alone.
"It's all my doing," said the
young wife to herself. "I never
should live allowed myself to
marry him, unless I was quite cer
tain that 1fi father was willing.
And now his prospects are blight
ed, and his allowance cut off, and
only poor little me left to recom
psuse him for all his trouble! Oh,
dear, dear, when young people fall
in love, what fools they do make
of themselves Bset I won't let
his entire life be sacrificed in this
sort of way. I'll set matters
straight, if it costs me my whole
life to do it."
Mrs. Redfern looked very reso
late ' ed.
Oldgo is Redfern was sit,
ting in his bank sanctum one day,
abost a week* after Ralph a
eena had kissed eua s ohet
adieu,' o a steps o Mrs. Had
don's eheap 'boarding house, in
Harlem. He was a tall, grim old
gentleman, with a fringe of gray
hair around his bald pate, sharp,
steely eyes, that seemed to look
through and through you, as if you
turned to transparent glass be
neath their light-blue glare, and
diamond studs glistening in his
linen-altogether, the sort of an
old gentleman to be regarded with
distant awe and rigid respect.
Mr. Redfern's bank clerks were
desperately afraid of him, and
even his brother directors were in
the habit of paying scrupulous
regard to his opinion upon mat
ters and things in general
"A lady to see me!" said Mr.
Redfern. "And upon this parti
cular morning, of all others, when
I am particularly busy. Did you
tell her I was engaged, J.im
"Yes, sir, Idid," responded Sim
monds, a little red-haired clerk
with a deep bass voice. "But she
says her business is particular."
"You're sure she isn't a book
"She has no carpet-bag, Mr.
Redfern, and she don't look like
that sort of thing," said Sim
"Not a collector of subscriptions
towards a new chapel, or a char
itable object ?"
"Well, really, sir," retorted the
puzzled Simmonds, "I can't say;
but she hasn't that appearance."
"Then show her in,.and dione,
with it!" said Mr. Georginus Bed
fern. "Coufound these women !
one can't shake them off any more
than if they were leeches !"
The door of ground glass, set
in maullions of waxed walnut, slid
tack as noiselessy as if it moved
on relvet, and a tall, lovely girl,
dressed in plain gray silk, with a
drooping-willow plume on her
hat, glided in.
Instinctively Mr. Radiern rose
and bowed-manhood's instinctive
tribute to sweet youth and femin
"This is no book agent or worn
down subscription hack," he told
himself, as he moved forward an
easy-chair, and conteously asked:
"What can I do for you this
morning, madam ?"
'I called to speak to yonu about
your son, Mr. Redfern," said Fen
-meetly, although her hearts
was giving a series of jumps into
"Indeed," said he coolly.
"Yes," said Fenella, "I am his
Mr. Redfern bowed, still mare
"Do not for a moment suppose,"
added Fenella, drawing herself up,
"that I have come here to plead
for myself. I never once thought
of that! It is for him. You are
angry with him for marrying me.
You are resolved to disown him."
"I am," said Mr. Redfern coldly.
"But you mustn't !" burst out
Fenella, vehemently. "I ] im
too well, Mr. Redfern to rim
to be ruined for my sake . Restore
him to your favor, reoeive him
back once more to the place in
your heart from which I have un
wittingly ousted him, and I will
give up all claim to him !"
"Do you mean tiAt joe will
leave him ?" uttered Georgiuns Red
"I do !"
"Humph!" s X
FMYon are maid
blight his whole future."
* "And I suppose you have come
here to bargain for a mainten
"No," said Fenella, coloring at
the implied taunt. "I will not ac
cept a cent from you. I supported
myself before I married him, and I
"And how will you do it ?"
"I can sew, or I can teach, or I
can open a boarding house. But
my whereabouts must be strictly
concealed from Ralph, in any
"Humph!" grunted Georgius
Redfern, the steel blue eyes still
transtixing his daughter-in-law.
"And you would give up your hus
band and go into exile just to re
store my boy to my favor again ?"
"Yes," said Fenella, resolutely,
"Why didn't you think of this
before you married him 7'
"Because I was too blinded by
love and folly to see the harm I
was working Ralph," answered
i te young girl, with humility.
"My dear," said old Georgius
Redfern, holding out both his
hands, "come here and kiss me;
you are a noble little girl! But I
shall make no such bargain with
Fenella's countenance fell.
"Do you suppose I am a fiend
incarnate ?" roared out the old
gentleman, getting up and jtcing
the circumscribed limits of
Sthe office floor. "No, no! not
quite so bad as that. When Ralph
got married, I thought you were a
sly little fortune-huntress, or some
designing minx who had entrap
ped him into matrimony. I see
now, that you are a noble, disin
terested girl, worthy of the love of
'"Then you will pardon him if I
go away and never trouble you ?"
cried Fenella, radiantly.
"No, I won't.'
"Mr. Bedfern-" she gasped.
"I'll pardonhiru only on condi
tion of his bringing you hers to
live with me," said Father-in-law
Redfern, taking Fenella's flushed
face between his hands. "You love
him, and you love him for himself
alone, and that is quite enough
for me. Now don't let us have
any more talk about it. Write to
Ralph. Tell him to come back to
New York. My carriage will be
s- ithe door directly and it will
take you home-to my home and
yours. There you will stay until
he returns-a-d ever after, I
Through nights of weary vigil
and tears little Feaella had
brought herself to give up all for
Ralph's sake, and in giving all she
had gained all.
"I declare, Fenells," said Ralph
Redfern, some three or four
months subsequently, "you can do
what you please with my father;
he is your most devoted slave.
"I know it, said Fenella bright
ly; "and wasn't it foolish of me
ever to be afraid of him ?
The Next Senate.
The senatorial districts of this
State which elect members at the
next election are given below.
There are nineteen vacancies,
eighteen by expirations of terms
and one by Chadbourne's death.
The seventeen Senators holding
over stand politimslly eight Repub
licans and nine Democrats :
Second district - Fourth,
and sixth wards of O
ad Oth ward afmp s e antBL
Sixth district-Twelfth, thir
teenth, fourteenth, sixteenth and
seventeenth wards of Orleans, Jef
ferson, St. Charles sand St. John
the Baptist. This is the only dis
trict to elect two, one being for
only two years.
Eighth district-Lafourche, As
sumption and Terrebonne.
Ninth district-Vermilion and
Tenth district-St. Landry, La
fayette, Calcasieu and Cameron.
Eleventh district - Livingston,
St. Tammany, St. Helena, Tangi
pahoa and Washington.
Twelfth district-Pointe Conpee,
East Feliciana and West Feliciana.
Fourteenth district-West Ba
ton Rouge, Iberia, Iberville and St.
Sixteenth district-Tensas and
Seventeenth district - Carroll,
Madison, Morehouse and Rich
Eighteenth district - Ouachita
Nineteenth district---Union, Lin
coin and Jackson.
Twentieth district - Bossier,
Claiborne, Webster and Bienville.
bed River, Ri abine and NatLchi
Twenty-fourth district - Cata
hola, (irant and Wiun.
Cheyenne, Sept 7.-.A courier
from Sidney, Nebraska, reports
that Sioux Jim arrived at the Bed
Cloud Agency and was shot dead
by Ameriaesn Horse for refusing to
surrender his arms.
Cmc.o, Sept 7.-The latest
from Gen. Terry's romp places
him in a country with dry streams.
He has lost the trail of the In
Out of of every 5,000 people
who die in Lonadon, only this.
a ttin the age of 100 yesrs
Rules for Homie tdmaeieC
The following rules are wosthy
of being printed in letters of'gold
and placed in a eonsp q place
in every household : A
1. From your children's earliest
infancy incnlcate the necessity of
2. Unite frmness with gentle
ness Let your children always
understand you mesa.a yt, y
3. Never promise them nalems
you are quite sure you can give
them what you say.
4. If you tell a child to do some
thing, show him how to do it, and
see that it is done.
5. Always punish your children
for wilfully disobeying you, but
never punish them in anger.
6. Never let them perceive that
they vex you, or make you lose
7. If they give you petulance or
ill temper, wait till they are calm,
and then gently reason with them
on the impropriety of their con
8a ber a little present
e, ne the occasioon
ore effectual than the
threatse of a greater punish
meat should the fault be renewed.
9. Never give yeur children aq
thing because they cry for.l
10.I On o aemont allow thesMI
to do at any one time wha P es
have forbidden, undpr the same
cieamstaat es, at another.
"11. J h them that the m ly
411y bgood is to do gpo.
It Aoasth them to mnet
13. Neverallow of tale-bearig.
14. Teach them self-denial, not
self-indulgence, of say angry or
How Maz IwnDus An Is TaIs
Waa~-Father 3fesplie, who is well ]
posted on the Indian tribes, gives
the following estimate of their
numbers : He pats the Sioux
down at 60,000; the Crows at
1.5,000; Blackfeet, 20,000; Utes or
Utahs, 34,000, and in addition
there are the Brule, Ogolalla, Min
reconjon. Yanctonnais, Unepap,
Two Kettles, San Acres, and San
too bands. Some of the Crows
and some others who live around
the reservation, are friendly, but
many who pretend friendship will
gather arms and ammunition for
their tribes. He says they are in
strong alliance with each other, to
carry on this war, although whene
they have no common enemy to
fight they fight each other; but
now they are united against what
they consider a common enemy,
and will turn out all their warriors,
and they will number at least 50,
000, and the .Father says it is
likely to be the most formidable
and bloody Indian war in the his
tQry of oar government. The
are well armed, and will gi
to the death whenever they are
X. is entering his lodging and
asks of the porter: "Anything for
"Yes," replies the tyrant o( the
door-way, "some letters, but I
don't know what is is in them."
Which reminds one of the other
concierge who hands a lodger a
postal esrd with a invitation
from a friend to breakfast. The
lodger is reading it when the por
ter interrupts him kindly:
"You have no time to waste, he
expects you at noon, sharp"
London has nearly 10,000 dress
maker. and millinera
coUncalraW pms w asrauAs
New Ta k S pt &-Bisemke
dipatcheasy : WheCa JChe
son took ehasge of bm ing Beek
Agency, after the sspension of
the agent by (... CO , b had a
council with the chiefs sad ld
ing rome, in an mmbereg acsht a
hasde s .- a, .e.
The 01..ad w 's .or.my o
and loud and hgamtt talk in
dulged in a the part of the In
diana, and each streaogipsessiia
made against the whits or ia de
fianc oe the troops was received
with loud grtas of approval and
"how, how'-the lmdian spree
sion of unqualmd irswement.
This was partiMlaly the ease
with Grask, ebie ot the Blaekiset,
who has ever bee considered
friendly to r whites.
Capt. Johaon, in a short ad
dress, informed the tdias that
the Great Father had appointed
him their agent to look after them
nd take care of thea . Behoed
they would get alag *eI tke
ther. He would se that they re
eeived an that the Orsat FP
seat them, bat tht be beould assI
rations or goods only thous Ia
e actmlly at the agesy to ar
eire theh, ad thai ins to
do so correqt s ahb ls
•en toem. ba t,, , --
that son a oli ke
-restgil up to t teagtess. m
the river should me up ar the
post, wher, they eoad b propesy
OnGr. iainstsd that the agent
had been is the habit of letting
them go about as far as they
pleased, but now they were obliged
to give up and be treated as sves,
and intimated pretty plainly
that they should continue doing
as they had in in the pst-that is,
as they pleased.. Whether they
will continue to ssume this atti
tude the future will decide.
There is sufficient faor to quel
any outbreak the ndi~sa may
make, with a prospect of three ad
ditional companies soon. The osly
trouble would arise from a lank of
Three companies of the 11th
Infantry are now en route to the
gency, making the garrison nine
companies in all.
Ore of the great ases of the
trouble at Standing Bock is the
fact that the sdis have been
short of supplies every wiaterand
appropriations were so delayed
this summer that thy bemem b
solutely destitste, sad. aa Indiau
to be good must heas ,afie som
Noars-This agent was as
pended beesam it as believed he
had a secret interview with Ki
Plrone, e of the hotile 8iato,
**-eup ntly s..ad head
of eattle, mat of whieh have goam
to the hostile camp.J
Red Clad a8gmey, a, BSept.
&.-Te the o Commasai. seivead
hIre. The eosert aw oI adies
on the way and found rerythina
quiet at the gency, whic is in
charge of Liset. Etting.
Gen. Macklats, eom nder of
the distriet, was present to e
ceive the comomisePi , and said be
would sid it by every meiman in his
forms here, sa e las a in
a depresd met iof d in ea
sequenee of the .ameeratio eof
troops at the 7n aY say they
fear they are m eto 4mk s
a- ees a uagh inuie asia
They hia the arm .e aheem
maiss as a mnens otf sol
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