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VOL. I COLFAX, GRANT PAXRISHi, LA. SATURDAY, FEBRUAR Y 17, 187i7. NO. 24
lc ! has en Lxten1zivtey reported by
tod .eting nxaeliio coluipanelt and
their pedd erde that the watnuufot irt til
N:k1of the GRh)VER t IBAKER 1bLW
L'fi MACHI\E5 had been ~aiisp. tleti}
$1d the 1,ine;ini aInd tLe paIrti:t."ild nLiz
jingtperbe otiutinid, I boi leave to -t1it'
fiait tdo bniinrer of in.tiuufaeturiih tli.r
naaChilrs hIa ONLY bin shruugtd, :aid
tbut the supply wlill be larger. and la tter,
rod the Visle ft these 'eltrbratcti 'a.
diiiie5 nweue sIgorot'ihy ' uldllt:l tital
etet l0titC. 'fbtt 1'i~ttjiila 'tiy f dthe
to otetcorur, and it ,t . ly 1)3b silt :,
n,"U imd' uijrej,ft-.4eutitii 'iN that 111:1 2
of Itt ritsmla t ill e:2tCt a . ,i ti+ 11
Via : ('hartr'aea rt, ,' su, ..
ii. ii. ''t tig, ut.
WtA) sQC\ SQAE AND' U :wi Lii
Tlls iustruwe it is thew most iluds nllie
atL ltt,4t 1a1U0 et\t otor-e ntititultttL'
11 1 na cuuutrI or Europe, hav'iung the
greaatct lpossible depth, riohiasa anti
tublu te of tt'lht, Ctmblhd H ith a rar'"
brijlliany, clef 3n,' anti perlect *-veu
n, itiurugbhotit the entire scull:, andt
.bore all at saurjXifltn duItration of .,uniI,
the poetr and sy7iaatlt~it quiality 0l
wbich never cthoug's wit-r tah mtint
ClicasaC or pt a erial tonoh. lipase bor
bdet "a lll dibtil atU of tthis 1iS&giiuftn
ii.tiUuChtu . A .>ii't iloscuut in Vrt
whre I1 have wit u;;,u n. Iknawbrt you
take tit risk an j ttrtrlut,.b tg ro .-1 tin·"c·
ctlcbra'td af.Izln2uiit5s. It .lar bi! .vc
I--It" t trial it pru~vu- t~tui:tiiilttlY
liar luukiw. y 3A ltai- pawl1 v' ill ma u' It}i
ELint.,i paId tiv ini tll s. it> ...
aaarawatd or -ix )catt.
I~t, I}L 1'. 111:., l 1,
'Wa!oiUgtcin, \.w JuIst), I. S. .:.
ý J. I)t'1'IY.
Everytlhintg illn iy
liar date tn a 1tutu,
ttteulil and os ,rk
inauikle imaaauta a. 'li:.
patroi~tgjii IL tr t attioti y t:Lriti1:1itis
-cufulli , tlacet, al. val I ult(
DR. U. .L& RILEY,
WITH ap zxjarienci- o liftm-ei ytears
In tet: trat+:tiat CLt ofl uh.eahe 1LlCi
dent to tiaj country, ul rrs ips pr. ,t10
5iv~nal ielvae,. iu tha t-""ti/tii' of Cofta.
dal suurreon~luig count V
St L)btti t. re- a ata i iiit iaa of lemales
,# tili1ce andl reaittiiiaa itt ltrablean,
tie mile below 4. -tr , Gtralltt parish. Lit.
Grand, Squlu'e and LIP-,
Fronu Jai. F. liUgasa, firmn Ihogm 1a Cor
'ttr piul~lsheri)aily, midCr Weukly 'ri
Lbun, Jeft-rsoim City, Mo., alter resceiv
lug it 7tjW in-.trutineat, says :
"Piuaio reclo:d ma. in good aituditioim.
I owiatl ist~lat.aU nitl ::. It s tail you
rtprudetlL 1L t", ht:. "
it-aw E. Li 1l'aJridrl *intrgton Frr-.
Itwt, la, atter rtcelvatay aL rzUtt
"The ItittL-' reo ii. I 4th ilnt., all 0.
-., iwd comies tell} p to 30trF -"-pro
stnianon, aulLl t Il sells our tt ,ICII(LIrls.
w hile t don't i,triot be- : jatly- I the
Ijatyrr, MSan. I. tii -, auth jtrttcmItiaeth t It
of 'cry asset tottie ; .tul : try Iltuchi
Pklaleel u ita it."
4'ut it:.l1tt tilt ntos ever vfFfvrst. MoIney
ietttrnotd tpt~ t r, turn otI IIitili au:.l fro ig:ht
"Larg~o" kaki by'aIL. ,11.11111 I F. I t.<tt)
frith w Ui431 l ·LtlaiLa tor, ttr ts
tnralof b1ee dtayi. l'tit:. st.,ara:ited ton
ylto , Italt a.t:it, ti. 1 l4. b0r
Waslauattun Moo- Jta-oay.· l.. ~. A.
A RARE CHANCE.
A UhIIEAT LIAR(;Ar IN A t.INE
16 ACUE~S OF LAND, ·ituatt-·d in
tratlit Jtaii~sh, 4i ;tcrtS tn lder
lat, tu. tahat~e i ojletlitl up
mo a good dwellluc.boui~e
OlUlabuingrr three! rOoUU ald tm ,
mIt-I a b'd-pai~yiitgr oatY will, run by
Water. 'this farm is lnctttat- in a .plou
diii Slckraiigo-, att nllit,t veq h t'rt)Uiu
~auare. Tiat. ot~· , k ~c ol
Thu. placds -ill is uold Lir a *CY
60.31 Sonti- intl~) tItt KIliBh 4JU talt
bac~itof rite jaittlW Y ~.Frtl
BEATTYP IAN O.
GlI.lVND SQCUAIE AND UP
From Hon. G. R. Cather, publisher
"outhtrnu A. gts," Ashvilk, .1la.:
"'.* hs-ve received from the nauufaic
turer, DIani.l F. B&atty. one of his square
pIltll. It is a thing of beauty, but not
oire txqlmsite to the c is the filash of
it, work-ia,hip, t anll charuming to the
tiir i, the swertu as of its ilchidy. The
pi..no eCmilines the Lighest excellence,
to whlch all first-clasi mua ufcfiturers ot
wmusica intruicnts aimu. To all wbo
wish to invest in a first-class piano we
have no besitancy in ad isiug them to
and the lnttney directly to Mr. 1katty.
\V .ak tro)m ateitud experiment, .iuln it
it u, l:jh I,-tsllure we give his et idsnec, ,r
tit, . rI.:,Iclit of Mr. Beatty and his in
It o 11 1
Itt.t ,otvr tv 'r tiveu. Money rofundt ,1
tllo.U tr t lurn of ilnn ant freight chalrgest.
adt, bi m,. (!Janie! F. 1ktatt}) both ways
It lnl.'-tl, tn ,rý . after a te.t trial of tive
tda.-,. P'ltianis warranted for ix )~ars.
Agents wantedI entd tor cttaiogue.
Atiires., 1 I.\NILL V. i'ATT"IY,
\\wLingoni. New Jcsaey, U. S. A.
S 0 L. KRAFT,
COLFA X, LA.,
WL1L".S AND LI.U'Ol'S,
BOOTS & SHOES
'1'TOB3ACCU i ANDI CIGAliS.
1AlAUD V W UE.
TIN VA- RE
THlE HIIGHlIET MARKET l'RICE
CO'TON, EI)IES, WOOL. B.EWAX,
COUNTRLY 'IPRODUCE, Er-.
October 21, 78. tf
t GOLDEN TONGUE
PARLORt OI RGANS.
NNewa1per Reporter. says :
*,raleul 1'. Ialtty. the organ builher.
Of \~ ihi " toln. N. J., pressc , tr ,arl' d
with greati:est vigor.
Froms Wmi. reol, Niagiui Falls. N. V.
• :Several nsonth Uast ol the elhgai:l
Pi·,Ci)r Organ 'Vou sclnt ilt. lsatilibte' nlt
tlint it is 1 one oL the , t tuadIe. It i.> at
iLh toult ; its v,.i,'u tLLnes . tie tont
plaailt. I -Imost at ti) I eCflia inenditt
JIe-t .if, e. v, givef, . . ewy het lulic
Upon ct turn.,1 r n-imai i , ,1e'. * ius
lqad by ule Danr i i ,ea tr, .i ta 'a,- ,
ii in t4ar! s v. .altE-t aI: et tril at ih e
d:ii..1 iri' l uil- iI -" 1.' . .
i nlt t-, :.-i € . .'h a a rr. t i. I, ,i, '...
Addre.,, iSNIEL ',. ,ITfi,
Hahiugton, Žt%- Jern). U . NL
C. H. MUMFORD,
FI. - -4w H8IKI E 8.
IT"1 TRULTi AT LAST!
The United Statesi Centeuuial Com
p~issijel. auIuounnv& the fbollowiug report
as the "Iis of an award to the SINGERt
MAN) I F;A cIJlURI COMP'ANY, Eliz.a
be*h, N. J., for their FAM-UILY SEW1NG
A Shu~ttle Sewuglb MjiiwnL, ewbod~y
i ing' the· diowluiiig piu1iufeuzistructionI,
v \iz A uceedlo bar opma~ted froiu thre
enrld of a rotuaiig.a YrftP theuiet~rbaug
nilg aria; a ahutilo suppoirter i~j a
ebrut lie carrier, inov.I ti~aeM~tui9fO
;the 1i~ed 1,3 wreaud of ·a rata qua i ro*
:tiog ebaft; a four-wutiozaod l~euUie
t i~ed, andl a tliaiht uesih wifb ita
ey. ctjeIruallel wlthr the directionl of' fcd
A.o I.l iilu~Lr iueWoMS,
3WMr.x &a vaW, ,Au' Cerear.b·t
1be tolf:r (bronide.
",'URI)AY, FEB 17. 1877.
The decision in the Florida case
has been adverse to the Demo
crats.L.The vote was strictly par
tizan; Bradley, the independent
judge, voted with the RepuLlicans.
We will issue a full sheet next
week. Stringent times, and a
Wieteral depression, have compelled
as to retrench; but the outliok is
brighter now, and- old Coifax
will not stand in the rear.
Our New York Letter.
NEW Yoax, Jan. 29, '76.
Editor CiRoxictus :
New York always has a good
many queer things and queer peo
,le in it. The flash day, of the
war had their charactrr.s, ies of
.hoddy and general extravagance
ahich were the themes of endless
comment and fun, and now in cir
cumstances the very reverse of
those, the city comes up smiling
with its quota of incidents and
characters suited to the hard times.
The very rich class are always
I' and keep up their show thro'
thick and thin; so one would hard
ly think of looking among them
for signs of the times. But it is
a somewhat singular fact that
while this upper crust gsoe into as
much expense for itself and its
pleasures as ever, just at the mo
meet its nmembers are dunned for
:I e cash they are apt to fall back
n ll hie "uu\ersal stringency." I
iave tite authority of one of our
-inoday papers for some striking
examples. A case was recently
known where, in the same day a
young Croesus gave the order for
a supper j arty which would cost
onte thousand dollars, and yet dis
puted a household account of six
months standling, amounting to
only twenty-five dollars, and finally
forced the poor creditor to take
about two-thirds of the bill, on
the ground of the "hardness of
the tilm~s." One bachelor, on Fifth
avenue, whose income is about
five hundred thousand dollars a
year, and whose yearly expenses
does not exceed one-half that sum,
is said not to have paid a bill in
three mont hs, unblushingly plead
ing the "condition of the country"
as an excuse. And this is carried
on into the very last details of
domestic economy. One butcher
in a fashionable neighborhood has
eight customers, all apparently
well-to-do, who owe him over $200
apiece. One high-stepping Fifth
Avenoodle, who drives his hand
some team and wears a crest on
his carriage door, pleads poverty
each time that this butcher pre
sents a bill of nearly $700.
There is one phase of human
nature which these days bring
into clear relief and that iE the
tenacity with which social stand
ing is clung to and appearances
kept up until the last possible mtio
ment. This class of the "rich in
pride and poor in pocket" is a
large tine though I don't imagine
that all its members will be willing
to go to tiue lenghts occasionally
reported. At least two instances
are known where ladies who have
seen better days, but are now lcft
to depend upon themselves with
only the- very scantiest resources,
rather than descend from their
social plane devote the last attain
aile cstiz to the pavyrent of rent
.uslo a ;ci ant, andI then, under
•a: € ,,ia thguise, alnd o an a1
su4e'l ..e, go around among
r,.ii.l .;t c,.c,, and beg proviolone
'1n a t'e makeshifts aod extre
llltl L., wulc'ih thoutenlds are re
,,ucedl who are not abeolutely de
p(edctit ont charity, woild of
thtu,~ t*n s msake a long awl Ister
eting chapter in a socund hhtiry
of the pVlesent crisis. A re ptcr
tells of a res~pectale atso WSl
'cUlnALctIdt tamlly now hjvasll, O one
ot the mlrtt iItodest avnea, ftle
nead of a sch suppts 0.- tie
pendenutls on .us uic.uwI '.4 ;w ele'
olnls art week, earmnd b1 ariitag
a trlu~k al day for ev dolars a
Swik and az Fight trslat.ng
b&ryi tenedvowd for a spealy paper
at $2.50 a column. Another "de
cayed gentleman" and his wife,
smembeirs of the theatrical profes
sion, being out of an engagement
and being desirious of making
their scanty savings last as long as
possible, have adopted the plan of
sleeping all they can and playing
cards the rest of the time. (n this
way they dispense with a fire and
find they can support life on one
square meal a day. There's philo
sophy for you.
Then again, there is the frater
nity of hotel loafers, which isnever
extinct in New York, and which in
these days flourishes enormously
in "numbers at least Many of
these are well dressed and appa
rentlyv espectable, but owning no
thing absolutely but their clothes,
subsist on stieh uncertain forage as
they) cau pick up among the bar
rooms and lunch counters. These
are nothing but tramps of a little
higher order than the kind that
prowl about the slums and alleys,
but still have such an easy, care
less way of picking up a bit of
cracker and cheese as they pass
the counter that they are seldom
But I ill not follow up this
subject any further. I could go
on indeftit-ly, but then it would
do no good, and then it would be
doubtless more pleasant to report
something less depressing.
WAnscmroJ, lFeb. 13.-A nego
tiation is in progress here regard
ing the State government of Lou
isiana, in case Hayes is elected
president. It is not in condition
to say much about yet, 'out the
Republicans want the long term
Louisiana Republicans will not
be asked what they want. It is
determined to settle the Louisiana
question without regard to local
differences between Republican
factions The Republican counsel
before the commission held to-day
that it is solely the province of the
electoral commission to recognize
the certificate of the government
which had exercised authority, for
were it to declare that Louisiana
bad no legal State government, it
would establish a precedent for
overturning State governments
under which every State would be
at the mercy of Congress, as con
trolled by the passions or exigen
cies of party, and under which
State governments would here
after only exist by sufferanco. Mr.
Tilden writes to-day : "I am a
fatalist in that I believe the final
decision will be in our favor." Mir.
Carpenter, of Democratic counsel,
has concluded to make the poiAnt
that the vote of Louisiana ought
not to be counted at all.
WAsnsINGTos, Feb. 13.-The ar
gunient in the Louisiana case conm
nenced at ten o'clock. The
plealings in the case were changed
somewhat last night, and points
upon which the case will be argued
on the.e are as (ollowa: First, the
retu.rnuiig board had no authority
ntler the statute to canass thft
Prcsidc:ntial vnote. Judge Trum
bluh has special ,.harge of this
poitL .-econd, if it ever had any
auch right, it was forfeited by noIt
ilbling the vialncy as prosdeuld 3by
Luw; th& t hidi l t, autho.rit to
reject Votes WLti..ut : I u±' -l
d,,si. 'lhza'l, that us 'e,(1i ...
Dimi'ratic fonaseI .xpreas gosat
cztih!knce in their case. Mr.
'atrt. ,ai, :sCe ~eak poinDt in the
Iky~pubtil, ... WiY. b, the failure to
till the .r,,'r, ..ud thile intrbgbilt
point about Drewatzr.
The evening session preentted
a curious sp.ctu.,, : wits thu old
Senate Chami or, and the duz hall,
in the abscue of gae, was lihtbed
up with a hundred candles, mtk
ing a smoke through which Mr.
Carpenter was only dimly seen as
he spoke, and a stench approxi
mating that of a returning board.
Mr. Carpenter spoke for an hour
and a quarter in the clear, lazy
and racy manner that marks all
his efforts. He demonstrated that
the commission was a legislative
and not a judicial body; that it
possessed all the powers of a com
mittee of Congress upon the sub
ject, and was bound to investigate,
the truth in making a decision.
He then took up at length and
proceeded to show, by the con
fusion and carelessnese of the
Louisiana law makers, there was
no legal returning board and no'
valid canvass. The drift of his
argument was to show that the
vote of Louisiana should b
During the past month (Jana
ary) it is said that the depth of
the channel, at Southwest Pass, at
mean low tide, by means of the
Eads' jetties, ranged. froth sixteen
to seventeen feet, with a least
width for those depths ranging
from sixty tc one hundred feek It
looks like the work would prove to
be a success.
10,000 Words and Mleanings not ,.
3000 Eugraviugs. 1i-,t Pages Quart.,
lad to add my testimony in its fa
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Svery scholar knows its value.-
SN[W. H. Prescott, the Historian.
T he most complete Dictionary of
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The best guide of students of our
laiuagec.-[John G. Whittier.
e wil trnsnlit his name to latest
Styumological parts surpasses any.
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Scearing relation to Language Prin
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C o tar as I know, best defining Dic
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