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OL. I.I COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1877. INO. 23
Sit hu Iexterai vly reported by
-seiing rmaclure companies and
ardkrs.. t L :. inmufacture and
.f .i. ". i,' .AKER SEW
G MACINE.: L,-. I a suspended,
" tLe :chic-- s .::: parts could no
- obe tiied, I i, g leave to state
S ieue.: of.."''facturing the
ahie ha o'aL, l'en changed, and
the s'pply i,% ll.. L l.rrer, and better,
the sale of th·ce 'c'lebrated Ma
more %igorousl pushed than
Sbefore. The 1polularity of the
OVElt A& iAKiE'l Machines is hard
orercome, ,.d :: es only by -such
a-ids 1n tisepreseltatiJns that many
is rvals even effect a loan of their
ROVER & BAS EI; S. M. DEPOT,
S, Chartres streret, N w Orleans, La.
II-. '. TBUE, Agent.
rTTY P IAN O.
LND ' QCUARE AND UPRIGHT.
i instrument is the most handsome
"beet piano ever before manufactured
i country or Europe, having the
lest possible depth, richness and
of tone, combined with a rare
cy, clearnes and perfect even
throughout the entire scale, and
all a surprising duration of sound,
wer and sympathetic quality of
never changes under the most
or powerful touch. Space for
s fall decription of this magnificent
it. Agent's discount given
I have U, agents. Remember you
ao risk in ,urchasing one of these
-ba'ed i:n:t,ents. If after (5) five
test t.: d .- proves unsatwofactory
maty Vyo: o::u' paid will be refund
ao' teturn : ustrument and freight
re., ul b; :e both ways. Pianos
uii" for etx years.
DANIEL F. BEATTY,
Wasilntol, New Jersey, U. S. A.
jCKSMITH AND HORSESHOER,
\ Colfax, La.
erytLiig in my
-a doe " a firm,
tifI .Iud work
!lk," ma~;'.er. The
roaa e of our country farmers is re
Sfu4y s,!ic i:ed. vol 1 noltf
B. URIA. E RILETP,
rf'I an experience of fifteen years
in the treatment of diseases inci
t to th:. country, offers his profes
. srv:.. to the citizens of Colfax
:urainre ing country.
Obstetrics and diseases of Qmales
Office and residence at Mirabean,
nail, bdlow Colfax, Grant parish, La.
nd,ISquare and Up
SJa. F. Ragan, firm Ragan & Car
, publishers Daily and Weekly Tri
:, Jefferson City, Mo., after receir
ag $7! instrment, says :
'Piano reached us in good condition.
'1e llpleased with it. It is all you
sent i!to be.a"
iE L l;alnridge. Bennington Fur.
_ Pa., after receiving a $700
Ikatty" received 4th inst., all O.
ad comes fully up to your repre
hton, and exceeds our expectations,
Ie dn't profess to be a judge in the
er, 1L;B does, and pronounces it
ly ert tone aind is very much
W- with t,"'
st inducements ever offered. Money
fled apon return of piano and freight
"s paid by me (Daniel F. Beatty)
ways if unstisfactory, after a test
Sof five days. Pianos warranted for
lers. Agents wanted. Send for
DANIEL F. BEATTY,
whinton, New Jersey, U. S. A.
Sale of Public Ferries,.
accordanee with law, I shall sell
Publio Felries,'in this parish,on
TRDAY, the 3d day of Febru
'te space of one year, viz :
SOn Red River.
= g, Ferry. }
,hti'5 Ferry On Little River.
to give their notes with
e rted srecurity in solhdo,
tL e to President of the Police 4
Se to furnish bond with ap. I
d a'rity in solido, conditioned I
S.laithful performance of their
a THOS. ALLISON, -
4 t kPresident Police Jry.'
BEATTY P IAN 0.
GRAND SQUARE AND UP
From Hon. O. B. Cather, publisher
,"Southern Aegis," Ashrille, Ala.:
'"We have received from the manufac
turer, Daniel F. Beatty. one of his square
pianos. It is a thing of beauty, but not
more exquisite to the eye is the finish of
its workmanship, t! an charming to the
ear is the sweetness of its melody. The
piano combines the highest excellence,
to which all first-class manufaturers of
musical instruments aim. To all who
wish to invest in a Arst-class piano we
have no hesitancy in advising them to
send the money directly to Mr. Beatty.
We speak from actual experiment, and it
is with pleasure we give this evidence of
the reliability of Mr. Beatty and his in
Best offer ever given. Money refhnded
upon return of piano and freight charges
paid by me (Daniel F. Beatty) both ways
if unsatisfactory, after a test trial of ive
days. Pianos warranted for six ears.
Agents wanted. Bend for catalogue.
Address, DANIEL F. BEATTY,
Washington, New Jersey, U. 8. A.
P ~,OVa..IY IO N 8,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
BOOTS & SHOES
THE HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
COTTON, HIDES, WOOL, BEESWAX,
COUNTRY PRODUCE, Erc.
October 21, 76.~
Mdesrs. Geo. P. Bowell& Co., (N.Y.)
Newspaper Reporter, says:
"*Daniel F. Betty, the organ builder,
of Washington, N. J., presses for d
with greatest vigor."
From Win. Pool, Nuiagara Falls, N. Y.
'Several months use of the elegant
Puarlor Organ you sent me, satisies me
thastitisoneofthe bestmade. Ithashua
rich tone; its various tones are most
plueasant I most heartily recommend
your organs for parlor, school, church or
Best offer evergiven. Money refunded
upon return of organ and hfreight ehsrges
paid by me (Daniel P. Beetty) both ways
f unsatisfactory, aer a test trial of Aive
days Organ warranted for Ave yeaJrs.
Send for extended list of testimonials
Adws, DANIEL F. BEAT8Y,
WbgiO New Jersy, U. & A.
C. H. MUMFORD,
FlnE W*' Sl ii E a
THE TRUTH AT LAST !
The United States Centennial Com
mission announce the following report
as the basis of an award to the SINGER
MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Eliza
beth, N. J., for their FAMILY SEWING
A Shuttle Sewing Machine, embody
ing the following points of construction,
viz: A needle bar operated from the
end of a rotating hgft in the overhang
ing arm; a sahuttle supporter in a
shuttle carrier, moved transvenrely to
the feed by means of a erank on a rote
ting shaft; a four-motioned positive
feed, and a straight needle with its
eyes parallel with the direction of feed.
For the following reasons:
Family Machine, embodying the great
eat number of most approved mechanical
devices to impart positive motions to
the various parts, simplicity of con
struaction, good workmaaship, exoellent
quantity and quality of work done,
originality, and for eompleteneess of
display. A. T. Goesnoaw,
J. I. Hawzr, P~reeMlet.
M --M hIsa.' IsumAm t ary.
MUOH IN LITTLE SPACE.
Tennessee raised, in 1876, eight
thonusand bushels of peanuts,
worth one million dollars. These
were raised in three or four cen
"Sing Sing," shouted the brakes
man, as a Hudson river train slow
ed up to thatstation. "Five years
for refreshments," yelled a passen
ger with hair and bracelets, as he
rose to leave the car in charge of a
The Treasurer of the Robert E.
) Lee MonumentAssociation reports
that he has on hand in cash and
estimatedaassets the sum of four
teen thousand nine hundred and
ninety-three dollars and thirty
The troops are still pouncingron
Sitting Bull. The 'latest news is
that on December 18 three com
panies of the Fifth In.antry struck
Sitting BuUl'scamp on Red Water,
and destroyed it, but the Indians
Did there exist no other evi
dence of our innate philanthropy,
it would become manifest in the
fact that whenever by happy soci
dent we get a luckless devil down
everybody issureoto kick him.
Another General Canby affair
has taken place at Tongue river
cantonment, but this time we are
the Modocs. Five prominent Sioux
chiefs came [into General Miles'
camp with a lag of truce, and in
sight of the post were pounced
upon by our friendly Crow Indians
and all killed and scalped. This
occurred on the seventeenth of
That was the most unkindest cut
of all, that report of the Senate
Committee against the constitu
tionality of the count which count
ed in Packard.
fllinois, Indiana and Ohio have
suddenly become large tobacco
growers. The increase in the crop
of tobeccoiin those States during
1876, is extraordinary.
Were Billingsgate fish-wives suf
ficiently well ieducateddto peruse
the average partisan journal, they
would, be filled with wonder and
Apropos of the telegraphic mud
dle, it is;.to be inferred that an
election to Congress af'ords a
larger license in the gratification
of impertinent curiosity than is
enjoyed in private life.
The Centennial Boardof Finance
has gone into the courts to learn
what it mast do with this $2,000,
000 which it has on hand. Such I
an instance of the "embarrassment I
of riches" only happens once in a1
hundred years on this side of the
How little noble sacrificee are I
are appreciated in this wicked
world is fully illustrated by the
following heartless comment from
"Dearest Pinehy, thou hast left us,
But thy loee we will not feel,
For 'twas Tilden who bere,t us;
May he all our bummeus steal.
Gone to meet Joe Pulitsr."
Gloomy P at Fort
The Piayane of the 2tth, says :
The passsg of theletoral bill I
being considered as a eoaesson I
on the pert of the oBepuhliens 4
that the election of Hayes was not I
a matter of certainty, but a thing
of doubt, the radicals hare are be- t
ginning to have vey bhasy expe
tations of Packard's maees. In l
faot the dissatisasetiam moug the 1
St Louis Hotel hbitues igbweo
ing excessive, and is approaching
The Pretender's promises of aid
from Grant are pronounced "too
thin," and his quondam supporters
are now casting about for new
"lays." It is understood that some
of the Republican members of the
Legislature who have been attend
ing the St. Louis Hotel caucus
leave for their places of abode to
day, disgusted with the situtiou,
and considerably in want otfands,
while others may take their seats
in the legitimate GeneralAssem
It is probable that the officials
elected at the late election and the
appointees of the Governor will
shortly take their positions, as. it
is now generally conceded that the
peaceable installation of offeials
cannot be construed as a breach
of the statu quo.
Our New York Letter.
Nzw Yont, Jan. 16, '76..
Editor CanoxiccL :
The world usually takes upon
itself the duty of criticizing the
actions and beqpests of departed
greatness, and its course respect
ing the dead Commodore forms no
exception to this rule. Mr. Van
derbilt, true to his instinctive love
for the requisition and retention of
power, followed the English law of
primogeniture in his will, . far
enough to leave at least five-sixths
of his property to his oldest son,
Win. H: Vanderbilt, and the lat
ter's family. The remaining frae
tim I dlrbutsdato mong hisother
relatives ad friends ranging from
about half a million down, his
widow receiving only about the
latter sum, and now thousands and
thousands of people who have no
knowledge of the circumstances
governing the testator's action, and
no business with it, anyway, rise
up and soundly berate the old gen
tleman for not disposing of his
millions according to their own
superior sagacity and fairness. It
is true that some of the minor
bequests and anauities seem very
small, but in the ease of his nu
merous children, to whom he gives
$200,000 to half a million apiece,
and who are getting a good deal
of public sympathy for their pov
erty, it would be interesting to
have somebody tell us how much
better of these people would be
with ten millions apiece. Enough's
as good as a feast, and all the com
forts of life can be got with $900,
000 as well as with any greater
Wm. H. Vanderbilt to-day is the
richest man in America, with pro
perty estimated as high as from
sixty to seventy-five millions, but
I really can't see how he can get
any more comfort out of it-any
board, clothes, recreation and op
portunities to do good-than with
a hundredth part of that amount.
On the contrary he will only havei
proportionately greater care, worry
sad onfinement to show for his I
enormously greater wealth.
Dr. Jared Lindsley, the Commno
dore's faithful medieal attendant
receives $40,000, and Dr. Deems,l
his pastor, $20,000. Appliation
has been made to have the will ad
mitted to probate, and the oem
tomary talk started relative to the
doenment being eonteated by dis
Quite a cooineidence in eoame
tie with Mr. Vanderbilt's ceeath
at the great age of 88, was the
death on the following day of
his sister at the agepef 85 yearsm
ger deeamae too a1et th,Md
homestead on Staten Island sad
her funeral obsequies were heldon
the day following those of oer
In his Friday evening talk sue
oeeding the death of the railroad
king, Mr. Beeeher considerably
astonished his hearers by saying
some pretty severe things about
the departed, whichare somewhAt
interesting as showing this emi
nent divine's views on death bed
repentance. B rring.to the de
scriptions of his last hours, of the
religious conversption, singing of
hymns, eta., Mr. Beecher remarked
that Mr. Vanderbilt had never
been known as a particularly reli
gious man, nor as a very kind and
benevolent one, and said that it
would have been a good deal bet
ter for him;if,hehad done some'of
this hymn singing twenty or thirty
years ago, instead of reserving it
all for his dying bed.
And, apropos;of Mr. Beecher,
the regular annual auction sale of
the pews in Plymouth-chureh took
place on Tuesday evening last, the
toCal amount realized clearly show
ing the efect of hard times, being
only about $48,000, which is from
O to 50 per cent. less than any
previous year for five years.
Our other great sensation waxes
daily more'mysterious. The duel
of James GordonuBennett and Mr.
May, the brother of his lateirncee,
emissaries of the press, and altho'
it was reported to have come off
on the 8th, no one has yet been
able to fnd out.say of the'parti
culars of the occurrence, or even
to know certainly that a hostile
meeting has taken place.' The
most condflicting report preval.
Mr. May is wounded and Mr. May
44 not. Mr. Bennett] is herand
is lying ,ooncealed outsideLoftthe
eity, and has gone to Europe. and
is nobody knows whereoelse beside.
Dr. Phelpe,ithe surgeon inattend
anee at thesupposed meeting, has
been cited before the Grand Jury
to testify regarding;tthTperfom
ance, but refused to may oneword
about it and was trire promnpt
ly committed to jail for oontem 4.
Resort to habeas corpus has got
him so far out that he eka visit his
patients under guard of a deputy
sherit but it is proposed to. hold
him until isomething definite is
learned regarding his course in
the matter. Nothing has so conf.
pletely got the better of the news
paper men in years unless, pee
haps, the destination of Tweed at
the time of his seaspe. The whole
thing is about as badly mixed as
the elections. Bmx.
Liverpool Ootton Oirolar,
Liverpool, Jan. k&-The oiream
Ist of the Liverpool Cotton Brok
ers' Association say : Cotton be
came animated last Friday after
noon, and a large businese was ·
done on Saturday, with a consider- '
able advance in prices. Bueiness
umne Monday has been compsara
tively modete, at rates favoring.,
buyes, but quotatiins of moet de- "
s-riptions are still abore la@
weeks. American was in vy
large demand on Friday and 8at
rday, and prices advanced -16g.
There has since been less doi,.
and with afree supply 1-16 of l...
advance he been lt. 8e Is
land has been in i5t r inquiry
actions have been exte.dve at ad.
vaned rates, but business sineos
Monday has been limited at lows