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THE COLFAX CHRONICLE.
n WAhnbpnbtnt Journal, tbeborb to ftatl anb 6nur getos, fiteraturt, $citce, i gritulture, etc.
VOL. I. COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1877. INO. 29.
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c ULTURwt.Y, 3l.tRCI 24, 1877.
TKBE laG IN CAMP-A CRIMEAN
1ST SAYARD TATLOI.
re Giv aw a song !" the eo'dierI cried,
The oester trenches guarding,
wheA the heated guns ot the camps
grv weary of bombarding.
The dark Redan in silent scoff
Lay grim and threatening under,
And the tawny m ound ,f the Lalakoff
No longer belohed its tanudnr.
"Give us a songo" the guardsman said,
", We storm tae forts to-morrow ;
mlg while we may! an other day
Wl bring enough of sorrow "
They lay along the battery's side
Below the smokin c:annon
have hearts from Se'~ru and from Clyde.
And trom the banks 1f Shannou.
They sang of love and not of. fame
Forgot waa Britain a glury
Each heart recalls a ditlerent name,
But all sang " Annie Laurie."
Dear girl! Her name he dared not
But alas the song grew loader-
Something upon the soldier's check
Washed oil the stains of powder.
Veis after voice took np the song.
Until its tender passion
ose hike an anthtm, rich and strong,
Their battle-eve confession.
Ldoauce again a fire of hell
Maine' on the Rus..sn quarters,
With stream cf shot and burst of shell,
And belloqng of the mortars.
lad Irish Noral's eyes are dim
For a siuger dumb and gory;
And English Mary mourns for him
lho sang of "Annie Laurie."
Ab, soldiers! To your honored rest
Yourtruth and valor bearing
The bravest are the tendereat,
The luving are the daring!
A Beautiful Sentiment.
Shortly before his departure for
India, the lamented Heberpreach
edasermon, which contained this
beautiful sentiment :
"Life bears us on like the stream
of a mighty river. Our boat ghides
down the narrow channel-.through
the playful murmuring of the little
brook, and the winding of its
grassy borders. The trees shed
their bloessoms over our young
beads, the flowers on the brink
seem to offer themselves to our
young hands; we are happy in
hope, and grasp eagerly at the
beauties around us-h-ut the
stream hurries on, and still our
hands are empty. Our course in
louth and manhood is along a
wlder flood, amid objects more
striking and magniticent. We are
animated at the moving pictures
of enjoyment and industry passing
us, we are excited at home short
lived disappointment. The stream
bears us ort, and our joys and grief
are alike left behind us. We may
Shbe shipwrecked, we cannot be de
layed; whether rough or smooth,
the river hasteus to its home, till
the roar of the ocean is in our
ears, and the tossing of the waves
is beneath our feet, and the land
lessens from our eyes, and the
hoods are litted around us, awl we
take leave of earth as:ý1 its iuhabi
tanet, until of our furthi r voyage
there is no witness, save the lnti
nit and Eternal."
Death by Electricity.
In a recent lecture at the royal
"istitution, Prof. T? ndall, speaking
of the psiulessgjeath by electri
eity, remarked tlt Franklin was
twice struck senseless by the
shock. IHe afterwards sent the
discharge of two large jars through
am robust men who fell to the
Pround and got up without know
ing what had haplened, neither
hearing or feeling the dischaige;
and Priestly, too, who made many
valuable contributions to electn
city, received the discharge of two
r but did not find it painful.
TX yndall said this experience
Srreed with his own, that, in the
theater of the royal institution,
and in the presence of an audience,
he once received the discharge of
a battery of fifteen ILeyden jars.
Unlike Franklin's men, he did not
fall, but, like them, he felt nothing;
1lay was~ Uipystiaguished for.a
sensible interval. This may be re
garded as an experimental proof
that people killed by lightning
suffer no pain. Now, the toeasur
ed velcity of electricity is many
thousuand times greater than the
measured velocity of sensation in
the nerves. Hence the electrical
concussion reaches the center of
lihfe, without any possible annonace
ineut by the eye or ear or sense of
feeling. There is abundant evi
:lence that death by a ride ball
traverslag the Lrain is for the same
reason entirely without conscious
ness or pain. A rifle ball, however,
is a tortoise compared with the
For mote than twenty-five years
we have known a sign by which to
determine the probability of rain
for that dLy, which we have not
seen fail in a single inst ince, and
we publish it that others may veri
fy its certainty, if they choose.
Go out early in the morning, in
the sl>ring, summer and fall, and
if spiders have woven their fresh
webs over night on the grass and
about the bushes and fences, set it
down for a fair day, even if it looks
lihke rain will pour down in five
minutes. The instinct of the
spider never tools them. They
are wiser and surer than General
'Myers and all of his ealculations
of probabilities. A knowledge of
this fact may be a sure guide to
the farmer as to his day's work.
At a jury drawing in the Dis
trict Court in West Baton Rouge,
the name of George. Washington
was evolved from the eylinder.
The officials thought they had
heard that name before, but could
not exactly locate it. After a con
siderable time lost in comparing
notes, an old teldent was at last
found who imparted the informa
tion that George had been sent to
the Penitentiary for a little enter
prise in the horse line. He was
passed over as a non-resident.
Inrmmediately after the name of
Napoleon Bonaparte came out.
This name seemed likewise fami
iiar, and the same party who iden
t:tied Washington, remembered
that years ago Bonaparte left that
part of the country for the coun
An Irishman sold his farm, and
mioved all his personal property to
,one adjoining, which he had pur
He claimed that stable manure
was personal property and not
reald estate, add commenced mov
iug the same-a lawsuit ensued
anud the court declared against
His final remarks to the Judge,
after the jury had found a verdict
against him, were as follows :
" Mr. Judge, a horse and a cow
are personal property I"
"Yes," answered the Judge.
" dMr. Judge, corn, oats, bay,
etc., are personal property r"
" Yes," responds the Judge.
" Then," says Pat, " How in the
devil can personal property eat
personal property and produce
real estate ?"
An anecdote is told of a farmer
, oiug one day to the office of a
New York journal and ordering his
paper stopped, because he was too
poor to take it any longer. "'Sp
posne we make a bargain," said the
editor, "in this way. Go bowe
and select a hen that shall be call
my hen; sell the eggs that the
hen lays during the year, and send
the proceeds to me as your sub
scription for the paper." The
farmer was pleased at so easy a
way to pay for his paper, and read
ily consented. The result was,
that during the year the hen paid
for the paper twice its regular
price of subscriptikn.
There is no easy journey before
Prestdent Hayes. Those who have
contributed to his fraudolent emi
nonce will not permit him, without
a decided protest, to put on any
airs of superior virtue, ignoring
his pals in the division of swag.
They will make it warm, and heat
his set red hot unless they are
Innergniaed.Jes-A l Am ricL
As it has been extensively eported by
rival sewing machine companies sd
their peddlers, that the manae!ture and
a le of the OROVER A BAKER SEW
ING MACHINES had been suspended,
and the machines and the parts sold no
longer be obtained, I beg leave to state
that the business of manufacturing the
machines has oiLr been changed, adi
that the snpply will be larger, and better,
and the sale of these Celebrated Ma
chines more .igorouay pushed t*hn
ever before. The popularity of the
GROVER & BAKER Machines is hard
to overcome, and it is only by such
means and misrepresentations that many
of its rivals even effect a loan 'if their
GROVER & BAKER 8. M. DEPOT,
No. 5 Chartree stres , New OrlMsas, IL
L U. TRUE, Agent.
B TTYf P IA N O.
GRAND SQUARE AND UPRIGHT.
This instrument is the most handsome
ana btest piano ever before manufactred
in this country or Europe, having the
greatest possible depth, richness and
volume of tone, combined with a rare
brilliancy, clearness and perfect even
ness throughout the entire scale, and
above all a surprising duration of sound,
the power and sympathetic quality of
which never changes under the most
delihcate or powerful touch. Space for
bids a full description of this magnificent
instrument. Agent's discount given
where I have no agents. Rememberyop
take no risk in purchasing one of these
celebraed instruments. It after l5 tfive
days test trial it proves usanotactory
the money you have pdd will be retund
eda'po" return of inatrm.:ent and fresght
charges paid by me bost ways. Pianmu
warranted "or i u years
DANIEL F. TI'T,
Washington, New ,eef; U. 8. A.
W J. DUFFY.
BLACSrMITH AND HORSES.HOER,
Everything in my
line done in a tinal,
tasteful and work
manlike tumaner. The
patronage of our country tarmera is re
spectfully solicited. vol 1 noltf
DXM. 17B.IAZ RILEY,
WITH an experience of fifteen years
r tan the treatment of diseases inci
dent to this country, offers his profes
sional services to the citizens of Colfax
as.d surrounding country.
- Obstetrinc and diseases of females
j4 ofltice and residence at Mirabean
one mile below Coltax, Grant parish. La.
Grand, Square and Up
From Jas. . B agan, firm Began A Car
ter, publishers Uaily and Weekly Tri
bune, Jefferson City, Mo., after reeavr
sug a 657 instrument, says :
"Piano reached ns in good condition.
I am wellplesed with it. It is all you
represent Itto be."
From E L. Bdaridge. Bennington Far
nace, Pa., after receiving a $00
"The Beatty" received 4th inst., all O.
L, and comes fully up to your. repre
sentation, and exceeds our expectations.
Whale I don't proteas to be ajudge In the
matter, Mrs. t. does, and pronounces it
of very sweet tone ; and is very much
pleased with it."
Beat inducements ever offered. Money
returned upon return of piano and freight
charges laud by me (Daniel F. Beatty)
both wa. s if uns .tiantactury, alter a test
trial of fire days. anos warranted for
aix years. Agents wanted. Iend for
DANIEL F. BEATTY,
Washington, New Jearsey, U. 8. A.
A RARE CHANCE.
A GREAT BARGAIN LN A FINE
1 ACRES OF LAND, situated in
'JUU Grant parish, 40 acres tinder
good tence, the balance is spletndid up
Inad. There is a good dwelling-house
coantaining three rooms ani kitchen,
smoke-hlou*e, lumber-house, corn-crib
i and a good-paying griat mill, run by
water. This faru is located in a splen
did stock-rauge, and not very far from
market. 'Tlie stock oni the place will
he sold with it, it' the purchaser wants
This place will be sold for a very
small amount, sand time given on oUe
half of the larchase price For full
particulars apply at thus utiobes
0elfax. Nor. M t'
BEATTYP IAN O.
GRAND SQUARE AND UP
From Hon. G. B. Cather, publisher
"Southern Aegis," Ashville, Usa.:
"'We heve received from the manufao
tnser, Daniel F. Beatty. one of his square
paose. It is a thing of beauty, but not
nsre 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 tirst-class manufacturers of
,masical instruments aim. To all who
wish to invest in a rstclass piano we
have no hesitancy in advising them to
send the money directly to Mr. Betty.
We speak from aetual experiment, sad it
is wits pleasure we give this evidence oft
the reliability of Mr. Beatty and his in
Best oer ever given. Money refunded
upon return of piano and freight charges
pid by me (Daniel F. iBetty) both ways
if nsatisfactory, after a test trial of Ave
days. Pianos warranted for six ears.
agens wrntaed Lend tor catalogue.
Addess, D.ANIEL F. BEATTY,
Washington, New Jersey, U. $. A.
P R, 0V 8 10 I s,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
TOBACCOS AND CIGARS.
THE HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
COTTON, HIDES, WOOL, BEESWAX,
COUNTRY PRODUCE, ETc.
October 21, '&6. tf
" GOLDEN TONGUE
Messrs. (leo. P. Rowell & Co., (N. Y.)
Newspapelr Reporter, says:
"Daniel F. Beatty, the organ builder,
of Wahin :ton, N. J., presses forward
with greatest vigor.'
From Win. Peol, Niagara Falls, N. Y.
"Several months use of the elegant
Parlor Organ you sent me, asufies me
thatit is one of the best made. It has a
rich tone; its various tones are most
pleasant. I most heartily recommend
your organs for perlor, school, church or
Best offer ever given. Money refuaded
upon return of organ and freiget chrgers
pa1d by me l~mel F. Be~ttyt both ways
it unsatiufctory, after a test trial of ive
days. Organ warranted for five years.
Send bor extended list of tesumonials
beture boying a parlor organ.
Addrea, DANIEL F. BEATTY,
Washington, New Jersey, U. S. A.
C. H. MUMFORD,
PI.iB IP l IBKIE
THE TRUTH AT LAST!
The United States Centennial Com
mihsion announce the following report
as the basis of an award to the tBiNGER
MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Eliza
beth, N. J., for their FAMILY SEWING
A Shlnttle Sewintg Macliue, embody
ing the following points of conitruetion,
viz: A needle lbar operated from the
end of a rotating shatt in the overhang
ing arm; a shuttle rupporter in a
shuttle carrier, moved transversely to
the feed by means of a crank on a routa
ting shaft; a four-motioned positive
feed, amld a traight nDedle with its
eye. parallel with the direction of feed.
For the following reaons :
Family Machine, embudying the great
eet number of mest approved mechanicali
device, to impart positive motions to
the various plart., simplicity of con
structio, ood workmnumhip,excellent
quantity and quality of work done,
originality, and for eompletenene of
display. A.T. Gomona,
J. . HIawLrar, Preeident.
A wm-- mvu A m't nsmmrw="
PURE LINEN THREADS,
Manufactured expressly for
Tailors, Shoemakers, Weavers,
STANDARD NEEDLES FOR THi
Florence, B. P. Howe,
A. B. Howe, afer.
Empire plain, Wilson,
Elie Howe, Etua plain,
Weed, Wheeler A Wilson,
Reduced to 40 cents per dosn.
Ashworth's English Spool Cotton rore.
ver and Baker Sewing Machine Twiet
and Silks. Nye's Pure Sperm Oil. For
Sale at LOWEST CASH RATES.
GROVER & BAKER SEWING
N. Charrts street, New Or
H. H. TRUE.
Ootober 21. '76 4m
(Established in 1866.)
UBein8 it to be BY FAB the bet
Parlor Orchestral Oran manoae
tered, we chllenge any manufacturer to
equal them. The celebeated Golden
Tungue ]teeds in Ls o n in nnqjano.
tifn with the Pefeotel RBeel Boards
produce sweet, pare and powertlb tome.
duprb oams of new anad elegant design.
Steachers, churches, schools,
e., sh seed for pries H
Deales wlln d it to their edvantegs
Best ofer ever given. Money retnd
ed upon retmin of opan and freight
charges paid by me (Daniel F. Beetty)
both ways if unsatisfactory, after a teat
trial of live days. Organ warranted for
six years. Agent's discount given
everywhere I have no agent. Agents
DANIEL F. BEATTY,
Washigtona, New Jersby, U. S. A.
MONTGO(ERY, GRANT PARISH, LA.
To the Working Clas.-we are now
prepa red to frnirush all classes with oon
staut emp,loyment at home, the
whole of the time, or for their spare
moments. Business new, light, and
profitable. Persons of either sex easily
earn from 50 cents to $5 per evening,
and a prolortiutl sum by devoting
th. ir whole time to the business. Boys
and girlsaean earn as much as men.
That all who see this notice may send
their address, and test the business we
make this unparalled offer: To such as
are not well satisfitled we Will send one
dollar to pay for the trounte of writing.
Full particulars, samples worth several
dollars to commence work on, and a
copy of Home and t ireside, one of the
largest and bent Illustrated Publica
tions, all sent free by maiL Reader, if
you want permanent, profitable work,
address GEORGE STIN SON & CO.
mar 1 Portland, Maine.
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Fifty pages-300 Illustrations, with
descriptions of thonsauud of the beet
Flowers and Vegetables in the world,
auid the waY to grow theme-all for a Two
Cent I~tage stamp. Priuted in tier.
uman and English.
VICK'8 FLORAL GULIDE, Quarterly,
5 cents a year.
VICK'S FLOWER AND VEGETA
BLE GARDEN, i, paper 5) centi, with
elegant cloth covers, $100.).
Addresa JAMES VICK,
Rochester. N. Y.
VICK'8 FLOWER AND VEGETA
Are planted by a million of people in
See "Vick'F Catalogue," 300 Illustrar
tions, only 2 cents.
"Vick'sa Floral Guide," Quarterly, 25
cents a year.
"Vicik'a Flower and Vegetable Gar
den," -0 cents; with elegant cloth cov
All my publications mare printed in
English and Germa.
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Htoebeto. . t.