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THE COLFAX CHRONICLE.
An narpt bnt journal, btbftrb to soral anb tuncral jetus, fittraturt, Scietut, .gricntunrt, trt.
O0L L. COLFAX, GRANT PARISI, LA.. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7,.1876. I NO. 14.
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htil time they appeared in the
~ WORK muast be paid for on do
a- experikce of fifteen years
m she ttatment of die*s in.i
to this country, lfters his ~,saf's
ne.' vi to the citizem , f Collx
I .ate ogni eorMry, at "mtn oN
and diseases of females
dlb blew ColfM, Grant parish, La.
CATAIN PARKER IIARRIS,
Carpenter and Builder,
Colfor, Li ,
arspectfully informs the citizens of
Urant . ud adljo.ining arislhes. that all
int entruti,ed to ii, will 1,. Iwr
c-.nd in a substantial :and satilac.!tory
anuer. noII 11
L7-.TON A. DT7TIN,
PRACTISING PH Y-ICIAN,
MONTIOMERY, GRANT PARISH. LA.
L U l 1,T .
IIE uldersitedi.d takes t Ill, Ietlhod of
iufolling hf, itlZe,-u. of C'oltax
andl srrulnutdinlg ,loultry that Ihe is pre
to furnish the ll seIt of fite llll
, at the Saw Mill, five miles from
ldsh, at Ten Dollars p.r 1Th,.Isand
Feet, or delivered at (Colfax. or iany
-lter point witlhin the suemr iistmorr.
a Fifteen Dollars lwpr 1Thousandl 'ect.
WM. C. JIAHtRIS.
ra53 rol l-ly
FTwo good sixty-saw GIN-S'I'AND,,
in running order, che.ap for Cash.
w lPartiular, al,ply at this otffice.
Co'lix, Aug. 'ti- t.
R J. DU I.FY,
LAtcKSrITII AND HORSESHOER,
"-==&e in a tirn n,
I-ful ands work
~m el manner. The
l g f our .olluntry tarlners in re
IY solicited. vol I noltf
The uadersignedl would also informn
eitiseus of Grant and ;adjoining
_i-. that he has lrmCanently lhc'a
re. and will carry on the Wood
hinr t hu~abinets, in Collnleltioln with
-- 'sI " forge. Boggies ianid wangon
-'Cail, plows stocked and every thinK
- i. my line attendedL to. and netia
Sguarantrd. J. T. LOIFTON.
t.sif, Aug. isi-6m.
bAIG oompletedl my new Steam
, on the Forensv Place, near
I am Prepared to gin cotton, for
he hmay favor mle with their busi
5t very reao*,nable rates. A good
' ea i to the Gin isa GRIST MILL,
hshall be run every 8aterday, for
sesmoadation of those who want
. BEN. KRA.T.
C. H. MUMFORD,
FI.rE WRIRKIE E a
COLFA, .......... LOUISIANA
Niath Ditt (tht-Nuidsh f
Elijah Johnson vs. Samuel Jewell
et als.-No. 139.
B)Y VIRTUE of a writ of seizure and
sale, issuned in the above inmwbered
antd l etitled suit, and to me directed. I
Ihale seized, and will offer for sale, to
the last and highest bidder, at the dloor
of thie Court House, at Colfax, parish
of Grant, between the hours of I
o clotk, a.m., and sundowe, on
SATURDAY, the 7th day cf Oct,
ber, A. D., 1876,
the following described property, seized
as the property of plaintiff, to-wit:
Oine lot of Cotton in the seed, and
twelve acres of cotton in the field, more
or less, on the Colome plantation.
Terms of Sale-Cash, with benefit of
Sheriff of Grant Parish.
Colfax, Sept. :u, In7t7-2t.
SHE.RIFPFS & LE.
Second Justice of the Peace, Parish
Lewis Fishel, Agent,
vs. No. 599, (alias S1. fa.,)
Mrs. M. S. Geleton.
vs. No. 1446, (ti. fa.,)
Mrs. Mary Register, formerly Mrs.
M. S. Gelaton.
vs. No. 1447 (fl. fa.,)
Mrs. Mary Register, formerly Mrs
M. S. Gelston.
First Justie of the Peace, Parish of
vs. No. 3686, (alias 6. fa.,)
Mrs. M. S. Gelston.
DY VIRTUE of the several write of
1) f. fa. and alias ti. fa, issued in the
above numbered and entitled suits, I
have seized, and will offer for asle, to
the last and highest bidder, at the
door of the Court House, at Colftax,
.arish of Grant, between the hours of
11 A. Mi. and sundown, on
SATURDAY, te 71 day of Oc
the following described property, to
wit: Lota numbered one, two aud
seven, making part of the north-east
quarter of section twenty-one, of
township eight north, of range one.
eoast, in the Land District north of Red
River, in Louisiana. Also, lots uum
bered three, four and sis, making part 4
of the north-west quarter of same se
tion, township and range. Also, the
last half of the east half of section No.
seventen, same townhip and range -
the aggregate amoant of aorees being
Four Huandred jrs mre or kl.
Terms of Wdm.4U*, with the benefit
DANEL ,ETCHEB* I
SbUrsef OsJ'w Pes, Le.
O·LCels~s 1, *4** i
OF A SPLENDID
STOCK OF GOODS.
Would respectfully announce to his
old customer, and the public generally,
that he has laid inone of the very best
stocks of goods ever offered in this mar
ket, which, to a certain extent, is com
prised of the following:
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
My stock in this line is large and of
the very best qualities, and it shall be
my aim hereafter to keep .consttntly
replenishing, so that at all times I can
meet the wants of my customers in this
line. My stock comprises
Flour, Pork, Baoon, Lard, Mol asses
Tea, 8ut ar, Coffee, Rice, Meal,
Mackerel, Herrings, Choice
Whiskies, Wine, Gin, Canned
and Dried Fruite of all
kinds, Oysters, Lob
" etc., etc.,
Coal Oil Lamps, Coal Oil, and all
TOBACCOS AND CIGARS.
My stcck in this line is large, and
welleelected, consisting of
BliLched mad .a bleahed Do
Calicos, Muslins, Sheetings, Shirt
LCddes' Drca Gges,
And a sple,.di lot of
ltibbotns, Buttons, I r:II ings,
Gloves, etc., etc.,
All of which are offered at extremely
A splendid assortment of
TOILET 8OAPS AND PERFUIMERY
BOOTS & SHOES
My stock in this line is of the best
material and make, and embraces
Ladies', Misses', Geutleienn's, Boys'
and Childrensa wear, at prices to suit
CLOTHINI . -
My stock of Clothing is large and
well-selected, and comprises
MEN'S AND BOY'S SUITS
in great variety and at very low prices.
A very fine assortment of
Gentlemen's aShlrts, Undershirta,
Drawere, Half Hiose,
In this line I have a first-clasa stock,
and it embraces almost everything my
customers estanud in need of. My stock
Is also large, and eonsists 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 east, all will
be sarprised at the moderate pries
EXTRACT FROM AN ACT.
To provide for the rorision and cer
rectionm of the list of rejistered
rtters of the State ; the appoint
ment ,f the various oficers there
for, and to prescribe the duties,
powers and compensation of the
same; to presrbe certain dutaies
for the westns of the cemeteries
of New Orleans; to presawibe the
pelnalttei 'ir the vwltation .f this
ptw, and to providie for a new
re.stiration for thequalfied voters
of the ,Statc.
Section 3;. Be it further en
acted, etc., That it any person up
on any false representation, or by
the production of any forged, false
or spurious naturalization certifi
cate, or upon any such certificate
not duly issued according to the
acts of Congress; shall cause his
name to be placed, or shall attempt
to have his name placed upon any
book of registration for election
purposes, or upon any list of qual
ified electors, authorized or re
quired to be made by any law of
tlis State, or shall vote or attempt
to vote at any election, every such
person on conviction thereof shall
be adjudged guilty of a misde
meanor, and shall be sentenced to
imprisonment for a term of n't
less than twelve mouths; and ev
ery person who sh ll aid or Abet
any other person in such false rep
resentation or attempt, shall on
conviction thereof, be adjudged
guilty of a misdemeanor, and suf
fer a like penalty.
Sec. 38. Be it further enacted,
etc., That ifany person shall fran
dulently alter, add to, deface or
destroy any list of voters made out
or posted, as directed by this act,
or any book of registration, or
tear down any poster or notice, or
remove the same from the
w'thgre it has been Afied ordeposlu
ed, for any improper purpose, the
person so offending shall be deem
ed guilty of a mwsdeumeanor, and,
on coutlctiou theret, snall be
punished by a tilhe not exceeding
five hundred nir less Ltau one
one hundred dollar.s, ,lul )y iulw
prinsuotn nt for inot more tlhan
twelve nor less than Ibree t'untths,
at the discret in, of tale court.
Silgned: CHAS. W. LOWiLL,
Speaktr of , he House ol iteps.
ugnedtl: C C.. AN'uIis,
Lt. Gov. ;:nud Prt.'tr ohf ,o Senate.
Alll,r,,vc,.i .J,,;\ 24, I 4.
Signedl: %\ ILLi.t i'. Kl'asio,
Governor of thie StLte of Loutllalnt.
A true copy:
Assistal IeCttre: iry of ,State.
All Judicial Advertisements, of every
kind, mesnr be paid for inumediately
after the first insertion, otherwise they
will be discoutinued. No exceptions
will be wade to this rule.
We would respectfully notify the
owners of real estate, who want to sell
or lease the same, that if they give us
a description of the land, the terms of
sale or lease, etc., we will advertise
it in the CHtnoNICLE, and if we:
effect a sale or lease we will charge a
commission that may be agreed upon;
if we don't, we shall charge nothing
for our trouble. Parties who . have
gins, mills, horses, moules, beef cattle,
milch cows, hogs, sheep, etc., etc., can
make similar arrangements. Those,
also, who wish to trade one sort of
property for another can use our eol
umns on the same termns.
Notioe to Tax-Payers.
OF¥ICE OF eTATS TAX CoLULETOk, I i
Colfax, Girant Parish, July s, '7ti.
DPENALTIEd on delinquent Taxesl
_ have been remitted for ninety days. i
by Executive authority, under date of
July 5th; but the costs and expenses i
attending seizure and sale can be avoid
ed only by immediate settlement.
JOHN R. GRAY,
State Tax Collector, Grant ParLiah.
-The pecan crop in this section
is very large this year. Several very
large trees in this vicinity are, liter. I
ally speaking full. .
Wae Outer 8aorioed ?
FoRT L1acoL.x, D. 'E. Sept 20.
On the morning of the 15th Gen.
Terry arrived on board the steaoer
John M. Chabhers, 'tnd learning
the exact state of affairs, announ
ced officially that the campaign
was at an end. Next morning the
return march began. On Gen.
TerQ's arrival at Bumford he re
ceived from Gen. Sheridana vae
complimentary dispatch approving
his course during the campaign.
Now that the campaign is over,
no time should be lost in clearing
up the causes which led to the
great disaster that will ever be re
membered in our history. No
confidence can be placed in the
official reports of the 25th of ane.
It is lull of inaccuracies, and has
been read with something ap
proaching astonishment by the
men who took part in the fight.
If the public want to know'the
whole truth about the Custer
massacre, there mast be a fall and
searching investigation, where the
witnesses will have to answer on
their oath. If such investigation
should be held startling revela
tions may be looked for. The
story of Custer's fight and death
is still unwritten. Your corre
spondent has gleaned some im
portantTacts which must comoel
some farther investigations, but
the officers of the regiment will
give no infornmation uless they
are compelled to do so. Fro ..
the day the Herald correspondent
arrived in the camp of the 7th
Savalry he osdulously songhtteuh
information as pnld ensble him
to place this grave tl"T" ' ids
true light and fix in a manner that
should leave no room for cavil
or eva3ion the responsibility of the
disaster that beset our arms on the
25th of June.
The task wa. not an easy one.
It was Heset with difficultie- that
could not be met and o,vercome in
the ordinary way. Men there
were who could tell the whole
truth, but th.ey were soldiers ; it
was their duty to be silent; they
were. obliged to speak the official
lauguage; they were loyal to
their regiment ; there was a secret,
and they felt themselves bound in
honor to be silent. It was also
their inte.est. Was it not known
that the men who had in lif" been
the enemies of the dead Custer
were now more than ever his ene
mies, now that he was dead ? How,
then, could a mere subaltern dare
to express an opinion ? He must
speak official language or he must
prepare to be jumped, that is,
pounced upon at some unwary
moment, and treated with the fall
rigor of military law, driven from
his profession, and made a beggar
upon the world after years of
meritorious service. What won
der that men who knew the
wgole truth refused to speak their
own thoughts, and merely echoed
the official language ? But little by
little the truth came out; words
spoken st every unguarded mo
ment and dzooped in the heat of
argument, simple questions answer
ed by officers and men, and the
whole joined together and con
neated, has produced the convic
Lion that there was blundering.
want of solierly sympathy-a fail
are on the part of men to do their
duty, or lukewarmneas, in support
ing Gen. Custer--that might be
malled 14 an ugly name.
The whole truth of the Custer
masseacre will neve. be known, an
ees the American public demand
ifull and searching investigation,
when every man ,w'o was in the
fight on the 25th of June at the
IAtle Big Horn, will be compelled
to toll what he knows. There is
bugaed with the dead a terrible
secret; but the witnesses still live.
and the Government can learn the
whole truth if the Goverament
wants to know it. 2·'ek ean be
settled forever the queetioe wheth
es the maaesere of the Little Big
orm emust be chaged to ,bs-e
of the dead or prudence of the
Iiviog The issue is-a aleae san
must not be evaded. Either Cas
ter or the men who murvved him
must be made responsible for the
lives lost on the Little Big Horn,
and now, while the witnesses are
alivg is the time to sett)e the ques
That Coster was justified in
making the attack on the village
will hardly be questioned by any
officer who has had any experience
of Indian fighting. On that point
the opinion of officer of the 7th
Cavalry is unanimous. Even to
day they believe that had the 600
men who rode after Custer's flag
oomeinto contact as a body, with
the Indians, suoces would not have
been doubtful for a moment. The
question, therefore, hinges on the
disposition of the troops in the
actual fight, and this naturally in
volves the oonsiderstiod' of bowr
far Cater's plans wasi errizd out'
by his subordinate fie and
what amount of co-operstik he
received at their hLsdad Them is
the story of the fight in te bot
~ s about whibh vamous amioaa.
are give even . by those. who
lhppmmats. tae urn itm W A&l
investigation would throw some
curious light on the sation' of
prominen actors, sad bring out in
bold relief names that have scarce
ly been mentioned in onnmmetion
with the ight or the rout, as one
may choose to view it. According
to the official report, the three
companies in the bottom under
Major Beno were overwhelmed by
a mass of Indians, and compelled
to take to. the woods. A promi
ueut actor in the fight assured me
that when the skirmish line retired
to the woods, there were not fifty
Indians actually engaged with
teno's command. It is extremely
doubtful wherher more than one
man had been struck by a hostile
bnllnt when the skirmish line re
tired to the woods. Nearly all the
men were killed while getting
their horses, or on the way to the
ford. There was a great deal of
confusion, and the ride to the ford
was something like a stampede,
with Reno at the head. Opinions
are divided, also, as to whether
the position at the point of woods
in the bottom was tenable or not,
One cool-headed man assured me
that fifty men could have held it
against 500 Indians.
The mase of Indians who moved
into the bottom took no part in
the fight against Reno's sommand.
As they moved out from their
village they Mcaught sight of Custer
on the bluffs, and turned off to
meet him and prevent him falling
on their women and children. The
story that they first overwhelmed
Reno and then turned to oCuster
is pr6nounced a fiction. Some of
Reno's command fought with great
bravery, eseeiually Capt French,
who wasthe list man to aroes the
ford in the retreat. He remained
behind his compasy, and at times
was completely surrounded by
Indians. Major Renbo led the ran
to the bluffs, at he tells us in his
olicial rpoMat, but there it mas called
a chsr, through there werts no