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VOL. u. COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, APRIL 7,. 1877. 1 NO. 32.
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SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 1877.
Our New York Letter.
. Ns Yuos, March 16, '76.
£liaer gCss5lcc :
The week has been pretty well
S Ak in'b iterest and excitemenut.
eT peaceful outcome of thelong
crisis in Washington, the impos
Sig ceremonies of a presidential
iunaugratioin held at a time and
Sunder circumstances which render
ed them the most impressive in
half a life time,. the initial strug
gles of our new and strangely con
ditioned administration-all thesa
events, though transpiring outside
of New York, are of as vital and
intense interest to the city as
though the City Hsll were the
National Capitol, while besides
this grand train of occurrences,
we have had enough local happen
ings to keep our eyes and ears
On Thursday night a fire broke
out in the large buildiug on the
corner of Bond street and Broad
way, owned and occupied by Rob
bils & Appleton, agents of the
Waltham Watch C,., and by the
nelt morning it was level with the
ground. The completeness of its
destruction was, queerly enough,
the result of the thoroughness of
its protection; the building being
closed so firmly with bolts, bars
and shutters that it was almost as
hard to get into as an iron safe.
The firemen were thus kept out
for so long a time when at last
their streams could be brought to
bear the flames had acquired irre
sistible headway. The building
burned was a regular Aladdin's
palace, a sort of a mine of gold,
silver and precious stones, being
occupied from roof to cellar by
ten tirms dealing in watches and
jewelry. Over forty iron safes full
of these valuables were exposed to
the fiery furnace, and many of
them are ect too hot t i,e op'ened
to see what proportion of the
$2,000,000 which their contents
represented has got to be replaced
by the insurance companies. Rob
bts & Appleton and the Gorham
Silver Company had the most at
stake in this disaster, but are nut
only well insured but are too large
firms to e se riousiv atlected ,y
occurrence in any c'se.
Out next largest s3Qlnatirn iS
the panic at the immense Church
of St Xavier on 'l'Thursdv night,
which lackedl not much of "repeat
aug the i;rooklyn Catastrophe.
Four thousand persons packed in
the church whose pastor was
drawing a highly colored picture
of the pains and horrors of the
lower regions when a woman over
come with nervousness and fear
fainted away, thereby alarming
lome person in her neighborhood,
more excitable than logical, into
crying " Iire '" The effect was
electrical. The audience already
rour ht up into a high pitch by
the discourse, and having the
Brooklyn Theatre vividly in mind,
caught the infection of terror and
I an instant the attentive quiet of
'he place was changed into such a
l Idemonium as only similar cir
'utettces can create. All thought
f spiritual things were suddenly
disipated, and the instinct of the
body for its own preservation ruled
supreme. A pell-umell rush for the
Sdoors was made, despite the splen
did efforts of the ofliciating clergy
t to prevent and afterwards to
quell the disturbance. Whatever
Mybe thought of their dactrines,
t can rarely be said of the Catho
lc priests that they fail of their
duty in an emergency. While the
tnaIlt was at its highest one of
them called to the choir to go on
with the music, while others per
formed the rites of benediction at
thealtar in so calm and regular a
manner as would have reassured
any audience not thoroughly
Paic stricken. Others still min
S led with the crowd,and by com
Sand, entreaty and persuasion
ought to check the fatal stampede.
Sto several awful minutes all ef
* Were unavailing, but finally
p Qpolie, who meanwhile had r
. eW0d manfully from the out- d
fI 'C ored plPnge through the t
shrieking mass and ultimately re
stored a degree of order which
permitted the clearing of the
house; not, however, until six
persons had been erashed and
trampled luit eternity, I sappose
the time will come when publie
bauildings will be so eoanstrcted
that these fatal jems in narrow en
trances will be unknown; but we
are a long way from it yet dad, I
fear, have got to be shocked in
this way a good msyihnre tinee'
before legislation regulating build
ings will be had of sufficient!y
radical character to effect the ne
The verdict in the case of the
Ashtabula bridge disaster has just
been published here, and renews
the interest which that calamity
produced and which has inaugu
rated a general examination of
railroad bridges everywhere. A
searching inspection of the great
Surpension Bridge is now in pro
gress at the instance of the New
York Central, which takes every
precaution against accident, even
to laying four steel tracks for its
The Pleasures of Imagination.
Imagination being one of the
faculties of the mind, we often use
it in such a way as to produce
more pleasure than from expe
riencing the reality. For instance,
we are invited to some great festi
val or pleasure party; then imagi
nation tusies itself depicting the
pleasures we are to enjoy. We
represent everybody and every
thing as to contributing to the
enjoyment of the hour; we anti
cipate everything so keenly that
we can neither eat nor sleep; but
when the hour arrives we find that
the unpleasantness of life has
crept on, and we vainly wait and
search for the enjoyment that
imagination pictured. Again, we
are promised a sail across the
great waters, to visit some distant
land, where we can feast our eyes
on the beauties of nature and art.
We do not wait for the prepara
tions to be completed, but imagi
nation soars away and we are al
ready roaming over beautiful hills
and plains, gathering the sweetest
and most delicate dowers.
Remedy for Small-Pox.
The Stockton (California) Her
ald publishes the following:
"I herewith append a recipe,
which has been used to my know
ledge, in hundred of cases. It
will prevent or cure the small-pox,
though the pittiugs are tilling.
When Jenner discovered cow-pox,
in England, the world of science
hurled an avalancheof fame upon
his head; but when the most scien
tific school of medicine in the
world-that of Paris-published
this recipe as a panacea for small- a
rox, it pasced unheeded; it is as
unfailiiun as fate, and cocqI,els in
every instance. It is harmless
when taken by a well person. It
will also :nre scarlet fever. Here
is the recipe as I have used it, and
cured my children of scarlet fever;
here it is as I have used it to cure
slmall-pox; when learned physi
cians said the patient must die, it
cured: Sulphate of zinc, I grain; -
half a teaspoonful of sugar; mix
with two tablespoonsful of water.
When thoroughly mixed, add four
ounces uf water. Take a spoonftul
every hour. Either disease will
disappear in twelve hours. For a
child, smaller doses, according to
age. If counties would compel
their physicians to use this, there
would be no need of pest-houses.
If you value advice and experience,
use this for that terrible disease."
A thrifty young lady in Boston a
got up a handsome subscription t
for a letter carrier, and then mar
ried him, and used the funds to
defray the expenses of the wedding u
he As it has been gatensively sported by
it rival sewing machine companies ad
ad their peddlers, that the meacetn sand
ee sale of the GROVER RuAKER SEW
lie ING MACHINES had bentuaaspebd,
id and the machines and the pats could no
n- longer be obtained, I beg leave to state
re that the busiaees of M fadotring the
I machines has on. . been onaoeed, snd
n that the supply will be larger, and besm
W and the .ale of these Celeberatmsd a,
d- chines more rigoroualy pushed than
!O ever before. The popularity of the
e- GROVER A BAKER Machines is hard
to overcome, and it is only by such
le means and misrepresentations that many
at of its rivals even effect a loan of their
.7 GROVER & BAKER S. M. DEPOT,
n- No. 5 Chartres street, New Orleans, La
H. H. TRUE, Agent.
wSBATTY P IA N O.
GRAND SQUARE AND UPRIGHT.
s This instrument is the most handsome
ann best piano ever before manufactured
in this country 9r 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
ie delicate or powerful touch. Space for
e bids a full description of this magnificent
instrument. Agent's discount given
,- where I have no agents. Remember you
take no risk in purchasing one of these
e, celebrated instruments. If after (5) five
i- days test trial it proves unsatiofactory
the money you have paid will be refund
ed upon return of instrument and freight
ie charges paid by me both ways. Pianos
warranted for ix years.
e DANIEL F. BEATTY,
I. Washington, New Jersey, U. S. A.
W J. DUFFY.
It BLACKL MITH AND HOBSESHOER,
Everything in my
line done in a tirm,
tasteful and work
manlike manner. The
e patronage of our country farmers is re
e spectfully solicited. vol 1 noltf
js DR - URI.A T1 B.ILE"T',
t. 'IJITH an experience of fifteen years
WV in the treatment of diseases inci
- dent to this country, offers his profes
j sional services to the citizens of Colfax
and surrounding country.
I" Obstetrics and diseases of females
SOlce and residence at Mirabean,
it one mile below Colfax, Grant parish, La.
Grand, Square and Up
From Jas. F. Ragan, firm Bagan & Car
ter, publishers Daily and Weekly Tri
buns, Jefferson City, Mo., after receiv
ing a $700 instrument, says :
* "Piano reached as in good condition.
Iam well pleased with it. It is all you
represent it to be."
From E. L. Baldridge, Bennington Fur
nace, Pa., after receiving a $700
- "The Beatty" received 4th inst., all O.
K., and comes fully up to your repre
sentation, and exceeds our expectations.
1 While I don't profess to be a judge in the
- matter, Mrs.Bl. does, and pronounces it
of very sweet tona; and is very much
pleased with it."
Best inducements ever offered. Money
returned upon return of piano and freight
charges paid by me (Daniel F. Beatty)
3 both ways if unsatidtactory, after a test
I trial of Ave days. Pianos warranted for
Ssix years. Agents wanted. Send for
DANIEL F. BEATTY,
Washington, New Jersey, U. S. A.
L ocl4 76-ly
A RARE CHANCE.
A GREAT BARGAIN IN A FINE
1r 60 ACR OF LAND, situated in
good fence, the balance is splendid up
lands. There is a good dwelling-house
containing' three rooms and kitchen, '
smoke-house, lunmber-honae, corn-crib
and a good-paying grist mill, run by
water. This farm ais located in a splen
did stock-range, and not very far frontm I
market. The stock on the place will P
Sbe sold with it, if the purchaser wants if
SThis place will be sold for a very 8
small amnonnt, and time given on one- I
half of the purchase ie. For full
prticoal ars t.u s o ~IeM
outsa Not.Is. f
BEATTYP IAN 0.
by GRAND SQUARE AND UP
aFrom Hon. G. B. Catter, publisher
S "Seutbera Aegia," Ashville, Ala.:
d, "We have received from the menufae
so turer, Daniel F. Beatt, one of his square
pianos. It is a thing of beauty, but not
more exquisite to the eye is the fnish of
its workmanship, t1 an charming to the
ear is the sweetness of its melody. The
a, piano ombianes the highest ecell oe,
O, to which all stela mlrsaa tures. o(
musical instruments aim. 'all whbo
a wish to invest in a rst-elaes piano we
e have no bhesitancy in advising them to
rd send the money directly to Mr. Beatty.
We speak from actual experiment, and it
is with pleasure we give this evidence of
sy the reliability of Mr. Beatty and his in.
Best offer ever given. Money refunded
upon return of piano and freight charges
paid by me (Daniel F. Beatty) both ways
L if unsatisfactory, after a test trial of five
days. Pianos warranted for six years.
Agents wanted. bend for catalogue.
Address, DANIEL F. BEATTY,
Washington, New Jersey, U. S. A.
P RO V ISIONS 8,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
BOOTS & SHOES
TOBACCOS AND CIGARS.
H-A RD WARE.
THE HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
COTTON, HIDES, WOOL, BEESWAX,
COUNTRY PRODUCE, ETc.
October 21,'76. tf h
.a...CLD I.£ CELEBRATED
Messrs. Ge,. P. Rowell k Co., (N.Y.) "
Newspapelr Reporter, says: :l
"Daniel F. Beatty, the organ builder, tl
of Washington, N. J., presses forward ti
with greatest vigor."
From Wm. Peol, Nisgara Fals, N. Y. e
"Several months use of the elegant
Parlor Organ you sent me, matisles me
that itisoneof the best made. Ithas a
rich tone; its various tones are most
pleasant I most heartily recommend i
your organs for parlor, school, ehurch or a
Best offer ever given. Money refunded 1
upon return of organ and freight charges
paid by me (DanielF. Beatty) both ways
if unaatasfatory, after a test trial of Aveq
Bys. Organ warranted for ,ve years. o
Send for extended list of testimonials·
before buying a arlor organ.
AdhrinDAEL 1. BEATTP,
Washiagm, New Jeasm U. S. A.
C. H. MUMFORD,
FI .lr a JIf I w x I
COLFAX, .......... LOUISIANA.
THE TRUTH AT LAST I
The United States Centennial Com
mission announce the following report
s the basis of an award to the I8NGER
MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Eliza
beth, N. J., for their FAMILY SEWING
A Shuttle Sewing Machine, embody
mag the following poiots of construction,
iz: A needle bar operated from the
nd of a rutaotig shaft in the overhangs
ig arm; a shuttle supporter in a
ihuttle carrier, moved transversely to
he feed by means of a crank on a rota
ing shaft; a four-motioned positive
eed, sad a straight needle with its
yes parallel with the direction of feed
For the following reasons:
Pamily Machine, embodying the great
st number of mast approved mechanical
levices to impart positive motions to
he various parts, simplicity of eon
Itraction, good workmanship, excellent
tuantity and quality of work done,
uriginality, and for completeness of
Lisplay. A. T. Goezoa,
J. & MJwsIY, PrsMidmt.
AM- as Lam A*as, 6em am3e.
rPUn LIANME T1334M$,
Manufactued expeasly for
Tailors, Shoemakers, Wems"
STANDARD NEEDLES FOR THl
0M Ness IL 1P. owe
A. B. Howe, Siager,
Empire plain, Wilson.
SEl Howe, hta pla,
Weed, Wheeler Wilson,
Beduced to 40 centn per dmen.
Aihworth's Eaglish Spool Cotton. (eo
red sad Baker Sewing Mahobine Twist
and Silks. Nye's Pare Sperm Oil. For
Sale at LOWEST CASH RATES.
GROVER & BAKER SEWING
No. 6 Chartroe street, New Or
H. H. TRUE.
g Oetober 21. '76 tm
(Established in 1856.)
Believing it to be BY FAR the beet
Parlor and Orchestral Organ manufac
tured, we challenge any manufacturer to
equal them. The celebrated Godem
Tongue Reeds in this organ in onojuno.
tion with the Perfected Reed Boards
uee sweet, pure and powerfl tones.
rcases of new and elegatd sgus.
Ministers, teachers, churches, schools,
lod eta., should send for pdce list
DeerwIl fand It to their advatn ge
to examine this Instrument. It has im
provements found in no other. Corres
Best oter ever given. Money refund
ed upon return of organ and freight
charges pid by me (Daniel F. Beny)
both ways if unsatisfactory, safter a test
trial of five days. Organ warranted fDr
six years. Agent's discount given
everywhere I have no agent. Agents
DANIEL P. BEATTY,
Washington, New Jersey, U. 8. A.
MILTON a, DUr,
MONTGOMERY, GRANT PARISH, LA.
To the Wore nzg s.-We are now
prepared to furnsh classes with on
stant employment at home, the
whole of the time, or for their spare
moments. Busness new, light,liht, and
profitable. Persons of either sex easily
earn from 60 cents to per evening,
and a proportional sam by
their whole time to the business Boys
and girls can earn as much as men-
That all who see this notice may send
their address, and test the business we
make this unparalled ofer: To saeh as
are not well satisfied we will send one
dollar to pay for the trouble of writing.
Full particulars, samplesvorth several
dollars to commence wo& on, and a
copy of Home and Fireside, one of the
largest and best Illustrated Publik
- tiouns, all sent free by mail. Reader, if
wyou w mansa profitable work,
a ·ddress GEORGE $180N do CO.
mar1 Portland, Maine.
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