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i1. COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1879. INO. 9.
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..r ..... ....... T. Nicholls
t Governor........ L. A. Wiltz
of rtte...... Win. A. Strong
....................E. A. Burke
ae Pub:e Accounts.... A. Jumrl
Oeueral....... ..H. N. Ogdeu
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TYC. ILbniu, Chief Justice; Associ
Ht. H. Marr, A!cibiade De
'.I. . Smcer, and W. B Eagan.
.1U1 JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
ing the parishes of Rapides,
Jrdge ........W. F. Blackman
A oraney........It. G. Hunter
Court-Second Monday in
aid l*trs Monday in July.
the parishes of Winn,
- ad Gran.
_tser...............J. F. Kelly
S..........Jas. C. Neely
" dpe . ..........A. V. Ragan
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CeMrt.........H. C Walker
C.ek........ B. Shackhlf.,rd
............. W. G Hodnett
...............A. L. Grow
................H. . M. Jetr
..... .........Philip Goode
L-Polic Juror, Thomas John
of the Peace. Lorenzo
Cestable; O.J. Butler.
B. Shacketload. Mayor;
-s., Magistrate; S. M. Lacroix,
Pole-lee Juror, J. B. Lewis,
. Prt John P. Hadnot;
- _ ~ $ r. Joshua Kemp;
.fh Peace. Robert Laoroix;
E-Polle Juror, M. Nugent, jr.;
K Peaoe,S. Y. Lacroix; Con
t-Polie Juror J M. Brian;
l te Psee C. i. Nugent; C'on
__ it Norrx.
-Pohiee Juror, B Chelette;
t Peace F. L GCrany; Con
'-Pelies Juror, 8. C. Curry;
SWeace s. C. Carry, Coou
-H. V. MaCain, Mayor;
l Magistra; Ht. C. Rogers
_ EOOL BOARD.
, President; A. L. Grow.
- .. Deal, Secretary; M. N.
j5a Kemp, J. P. Lmcecum
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Whbre ALL THE MEDICINES and
GOODS described in this Advertitament I
can be obtained.
The highest piece paid for
Hides Taliew, Beemswa and
ether Prtwuc.. apt-9m
PARISH SCRIP FOR SALE!
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TOYS, FANCY GOODS AND NOTIONS
THE SINGER SEWING MACHINE
.rWP ill deliv,+r ttaeli at Colfax, at
Yet Oleans prices.
.Send oeaur Orders by .WeTA
mn9-ly ALEXANDRIA. LA.
OMEOPATH I C
de4ed br Honrse ad .11 kinds of Dometle Animals and
Fowls S~-ond sad enlarged edia. IllMastrutd larg
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l)ry Goods, Groceries.
BOOTS. SHOES. HATS,
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Pries redaccel. Jbham gfres
Woroks: Chrbviaa, Lawuesltr Co. Pa
17-l y Ote: 238. Bearer St . York, Pa.
EUREKA VEAST POWDER,
MAN UFACTUlRED IN
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
It is regarded by many experieneed
hoasekeepers as not only good, bnt the
very best thing of the kind they have
ever tried.& Only give this
a fair trial, and you will hardly fail to
It is a pure, ezoellent and healthful
preparation, sad is so pronounced by
Dra. Win. G. Austin, C. J. Bickham and
J. J. Lyons, of New Orleans, who have
examined the recipe for makiug it.
To TIE LADT OF THE IIt's8ERoI.D.
\s it is the special province of house
keepers, pmeticajy, to test articles in
the culmnry line, and to jludge of their
mierits. your attention is respecttully in
vited to the EUILEkKA YE.AST POW.
Ali of the leI.Lng family grocers ofi
New Orlna's deal in in it.
P. M. GOODWYN, Miunfacturer,
I' T, ·n ehonre Street.
rt'-':.,¢'' * :. .... rU ,t on by n dle -
;. C r" A. drv. -n. e. , SqL'FA , & 4.
;-e wls 5tar. ~ues t, Lhackurs3. i
A Gull Story.
[ . ilniin.gt. n Star.]
A stlauge lnucielt occulrred on
board cf the hightbshp fl Frying
Pas Shoals. During the preval
ence of the severe storm of the
12,h of September last., after the
d.rkuess of night had set in, reu
tlered doubly gloomy and trblidliug
by the howni;.; teiTnpst t hat, thtu
dered through Li.t rlgging, broke
with violelnce over the stanch
veshsel, sent the salt spl)ray phos
phorescenut clouds over the verN
Liastienad, one ou the itenlwutll Wan.
leaning his elbow upon the port
tall of the ship, watching the storm
as it raged in all its graindeur anid
subliuity, when a large black biri i
dashed through the blindig anist
anid lit upoU the r:nhtug near
where he was sta.ndiug. He took
the bird, which proved to be an
ordinary sea-gull, all wet and
Sdrabbled by the storm, and wal wed
and dried it in hLs nosows, afier
which he placed it in a little bed
mlprIvised for the occaslonI, alter
tirst feeding it, is If it had been a
little chilni. The next uorning the
.,torur having subl)sided, our seatUitw
turned te.s bird l1,ose, of course
with no expectation of ever seeing
it a14ninu. Very lunch to his uiur
p ::0. owevtr, on thevery next
naght, at a|tint the bllle hour of
ais previous visit, the gill agaitl;
put in its appearance, alighttung
u1,0on the rail "f the ship as taefore,
wi rn It was fed, caureantd and cared
for ;s oll thi e.C:Lcsiot) of its airit
uall, Ati1 from that tmne to the 9tu
lust., nearly two mouths, when the
latent ihlfo'iration was received
from tl> ship, the budI had cou
tnmnlie, its nightly visits and had
been regullrly hlte anrd consigned
to its "llttle bed," where it would
retala!n until released the next
Lmorning. This is no fan"c, sketch
or draft upon the imrlagintiton,
hut it is an "o'er true tale" froum t
asorce entirely rehliable aid trust
A Herival Ia Hissing.
In the c'oi1ise of lhumau;n events,
sass the Philadelphia Times, a
girl is certail to be kissed more or
less-prolably umore-but it sen't
alwac s that the tac:t gets before a
court :unil in niewspatpers, for all
th'Lt. Such things (doi happen
o-nmetilues, hlowet\r, to the ever
lasti:ig disgrace of men who ro
abolut kissing the wrong girl.
Mlore tlhanl a year ago Tl'hoitas
Eplly, of Lycouing Coutnty, kLsnsei
Delilah Bswelli. Delila was heud
ing over a wash-tub at the tiune
doing the Bosweli family wash, and
did't think muich ihout the mat
ter. It was ain xexeditngly lucky
thing for Tii(.ons', because It woutll
be ver muchi: like aniy other girl
Ilufurlntetd with a kiss to pour soup
ud(lbvCer the oftfuder or duck him
in the tub. After a year, however,
Delilah suddenly revived the wem
',ry of the kiss in all its dreadful
details, sntitdely blished, sulidedly
grew aefunll) indignaut, anid in an
iuilpetnous sort of a way concluded
to, prosecute the man who had
t:lkei the kiss, lot diamages. The
case came before the court of quar
ter sessions at Williainsport a few
days ago, and the jury-having
been ar'ound the wash-tub itself
sonve in ita time. probably-decided
that Thomas was not guilty, and
that Delilah should pay the cost.
This is a decision that decides, and
it in not only a warning to pre
cipitate young womuen who get in
dignaut at unothing a year after it
happens, but it gives kieing a fair
ebance to revile along with the
thlreatcned revival of general bhnsi
uesn. The Lycomint CUnunty jnry
has done the civihzution of bthe age
a priceless servie in assertiungt a
man's right to a tiat kiss, and plen
ty of it.
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There comes times to 11us all when
we blmzdly know which way to turn
or in which direction to look for
aid No manh or woman lives to
middle life without seeing some
bard places. Bitter experiences
come to the hearl't. Dear ones are
taken avav. Hiches areo dissipated.
The tri..ted prove unworthy of con
finlence, aid th,- noul is hlike a ship
beatin l:v tho wind and toasetd.
But ther': isal .'.as ,~nu i iwar look.
i,,ik nD There, far oaovoe tLhe
" " ' L ' " '; · q.. % r' I )ii i
W t`+` "" ": " *.,7 .r'+ ;' :it
A Wemaw'. HIeast.
[Detroit Free Pr~s. )]
"She's a dreadful, drealful, bard
heatted woman." oulherved onet of
Stie f|mailtes, as the pair took seats
at the front end of the car.
"Oh I don't know," rephed the
Other in a dounrting tone.
''Veill, I know," centintaue the
tirst. "',ibe's a cruel, cruel wretch,
a;td I shall never, never return her
"You are entirely mistaken in
her character," said the other
"To show you bow tender-hearted
she is, let we toll you that she
caugut a rat to a trap the other
"And put its eyes out with a red
"Oh, no! On the contrary, she
didn't want to see the poor thing
iuffler by being killed, and so she
hucked the trap up in a spare bed
rotom for a whole week until the
ra; starve I to death, and so saved
It all sufferil.g."
Leprosy In Lafearcbe.
There is a question that fre
qnertly comes up for discussion
among citizens of Lafionrche, that
is assaming such proprolluuons that
it cannot he ignuore d niuch longer
with safety. That question is the
incurable and horrble orne of lep
r,>sV. Solie twenty selars ago, As
cIur lnforl'miatihion riiuns, a person at
tacked with thi ., dseae settled on
the lower portion of Bayou La
fourche, which hacs spread among
the people until now there are
thought to be very neagly if not.
fifty lepers in Laifourebe.
'Ihls horrible disease has been
one of the pests twht have afli:ted
cuankind from time imnwemrorial,
but which has nerer been preva
elnt enough in any one portion of
the UcIIted .'tatle to excite any se
rious upprehensions. But at this
moment it is be-ginning tobecome a
serious matter to the resutents in
this part of the Statte.
Our Representatives to the Leg
i1lature should bring this question
up before that body at its next ses
slon, in order to hbave an inveati'la
tion, and if fcIuntd Uecessary for fit
tuore safety to iunugurate steps to
eradicate that disease entirely from
the parish and thile State. There
was sa.id to be one case in this
1* 0400 *ý
low he Cured a emolky
[Detroit Free Press.)
Yesterday as a citizen of Wood
wcard avenue was helping a tin
smith to elevate a smokej:tak to
the roof of iu addition on the windy
side of the hoise, preparatory
to hoisting it attp of a smoking
chiminey, an old muau with a ragged
ouudle under his arm camie along,
wialted, and ison ca.une deeply io
"that chimldy stuckes, don't it?"
he finally inquired.
"Its the worst one in town," rd
plied the citizen.
"And you wants to stop the
"Yes, I do."
"And you think that smoke-jack
will stop it?"
"I hope so."
"Well, now, I kin stop that
in ten miuits, and I won't hurt
the chimbly nor put up any smoke
jacks," continued the old man, as
he laid down his bundle.
"1f you'll do is fil give you five
dollars," iejeined the citizen, who
dishlked the idea of distiguriung his
chimniiiey with the clumsy jack.
"Kin I have the kith.en for five
minutes ?" asked the man.
The ccsk wane intructecd to rva
care and the old muan took posses.
sion. Removing the top of the
stove he p,,ured in eunough water
to put out every kpirk of the firte.
Then going out he call to the
citizen on the rosf :
"Has she stoppeid mokinr?"
"',e-ll, I du('t see any esmoke at
all," was the repl?; "hijt have yonu
While he was cmuing dow, the
ladder the old mcnr put off, eating
a pie he hbad takenu from the oven.
'l'the lent blf ofC it he bad to holt
down while on the run, 'ut at ho
o.:e ~:~i t,'Ž :,',e did the eitiea,
Taking him down-Young lady
to a junior: "Man should not be
:done !" Junior : "Correct !"
Young lady : "Therefore he should
buy a dog I"
The question has been asked,
"Why doesn't God kill the devil ?"
and the answer, we suppose, is that
he is anxious to see what new
stricks he can tetch the Rads.
"Talking about the jaws of
death," exclaimed a man who is
living with his third scoldding wife,
"I tell you they are as nothing com
pared with the jaws of life I
A Connecticut wife wants a di
vorce because her husband bound
her with a rope, poured kerosene
oil over her and threatened to burn
her up. He replies that he w is
only enforcing proper obedience.
A Kentucky girl says when she
dies she desires to have tobaeoo
planted over her grave that the
weed nourished by her dust may
be chewed by her bereaved lovers.
There is poetry in the idea.
A phynician being asked by a
patient if he thought a little spirits
now and then would hurt him much,
replied: "I do not know that a
little occasionally would hurt you
much; but if you don't take any it
won't hurt at all."
'. 'o you mean to challenge the
jury ?" whitered a lawyer to his
Irish A.heut. "Yes, be jabbers !"
was the answer. "If they don't
acquiit me, I mean to challenge
every spalpeen of 'em, I want you
to give them all a hint of it, 1too"
"Get right out of this," sholted
an irritated merchant to a a rida
cious clerk, "this is the third lie I
have caught you in since 10 o'eloek
this morning." "Oh, well," ai
the new man, "don't be too head
on me. Give a fellow time to lear
the rules of the house."
It is said that Lord Ualisbmry
who was gartered by the Queen on
ti. return from Berlin, wearsehi
garter on his left breast. We sap
pose if he were given a corset he
would put a handle to it and have
it stretched so as to make an am
brella of it. Men had better stick
to their legitimate oostame.
Two residents of Hillaville, Vs.,
disputed about a roung lady's age
-one holding that she was twenty,
the other that she was eighteen
and fought about it, one being
killed. If they had only saed her
they would have discovered that
she will be seventeen nest March.
"Fellow-citizens," said a North
Carolina candidate, "there are
three topics that now agitate the
State--greenbacks, taxes and peiu.
tentiary. I shall pass over the frst
two very briefly, as my eentiments
are well known, and come to the
penitentiary, where I shall dwell
for some time."
A wasps' nest contaieso Seen
tbousand cells, and the greatest of
these "ells" is to sit down on the
oest under the mistaken impression
that all the wasps have gone to the
seaside somewhere on a visit A
single wasp loafing in the back
kitchen will give the sitter a warm
reception. And no doubt mar
ried one would treat him in the
A young men in Milford, Ky., sat
down the other day and wrote on
the back of a coouple of postal earde.
Then he turned them over and di
rected them, but by some mis
chance placed the address on the
wrong cards. The result was, a
shirt manufafectrer in New York
got a polite invitation to go boggy
rtliug somewhere on the Milord
puke, while the young man's girl
was made frantic by receiving the
following: "Please send me a
sample of the stauff your shirts are
A Keokuk man who took a ne.
tion that be would know mae aboat
woman's costuwe, bought a fashiol
tIM'o and got right down to bsi
ness. He studied that book for a
week, and wsa then ready to alra
to the beet of his knowledge and
belief, that basque slippers trimmed
with rows of bottons all arouad
the waist, bounoed above the rvest,
were just the thing for a mearf1ge
.Irse He didn't prne hM m.
esrobies ay further, se is was tee
muco like studrig geol~y . with