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THE COLFAX CHRONICLE.
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VOL. V.0 COLFAX, GRANT PARISII, LA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 1882. INO. 10.
THE COLFAX dHRONICLE,
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JNO. C. WICKLIFFE, JR.,
ATTORNET AT LAW,
Refei to Hon. F. P. Poche, Justice Su
prena" Cotiit, New Url-a'n", La.. Holt. Geo.
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It. I. DAIGlEli. M. F. MACIIEN.
Ah xa.lLdia. Colfax.
DAICRE & MACHEN,
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it,.ce Colfax (6:at parish, La. j25
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-JDEAI.EI S IN
A fill line of DI)Y GOODS, selected
especially for this trade.
T'ow ls, Table Cloths,
Allaeas. Etc., Etc.
For Ladies and Geutleteucn.
lCad(Iy- .VIKMdd ('lot hing,
Spring andt Summer Suits.
New Goods constantly arriving.
Notions of all kinds
But tons, Thimbles,
and many other arele('s.
TIN WAIE, CROCKERY,
Boots and Shoes,
Ladies' Pegzed! Polka Shoes Only $1.15.
H1AT' lot Ladies and Gentlemen,
Fine Old Pt'lch and Apple IBraudy.
Fine Old Ky. Rye Whisky.
Caniudl Goods ut all surtf
FLOUR, MEAL, BACON, LARD,
Cood Clarified Sugar, IOc per lb.
('Cotfee, 15c per bIt).
In fact vonu can get anythilg you want
at this store. lec,'llect the place,
McKNI(;IIT & M(NEELY,
inh26 ColIax. La.
A. C. DEAL'S
A full line of DRUGS kept constantly
oil hand, such as
Cod Liver Oil,
Iron M a,
Dovers Powders, Number Six, Paregouic,
Ginger, Mace, etc., etc.,
Fine W'iuses and Brandies,
for mnediciunal purposes,
St. Jacob's Oil,
Deal's Ague Cure,
ladway's Ready Relief.
Magic Arnica Litanu nt,
Simunona Liver Regulator,
Marhden's ('arlminative Syrup.
Marsden's Pectoral Balm,
DR. P. JOHNSON'S PILE OINTMENT,
TRUSSES. SYRINGES AN)D SPONGES,
TOIL AR lTICLES,
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Lulin's Powder (dennine)
Combm a Bruishes,
Pnff Boxes,. etc., etc.
PhysiolIans' Prescriptions Carefully
Compounded Night and Day.
A. C. DEAL,
A-ly Colfax, Grant Parish, La.
REN.I. F. GRitArTON, 5TORY 3. LADD,
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For the Fall and Winter Trade,
now being received by
C. W. BOLTON,
PIA'E VILLE. LU.
A LARGE AND COMPLETE STOCK OF
Clothing, IIat ,
Boot , Shoes,
All of which. having been bought low,
call, must , and will be
SOLD) AT T'IE LOWEST PRICES.
and examine for yourselves. ja7
NEW GOODS! NEW GOODS!
NEW BRICK STORE,
PIYE I4iLLE. L.
Has removed into his New Brick Store,
near the Fe:ry Landing. where he has
opened one of the Large.t and best select
ed Stock of I;oods ever bronught to that
place. His stock of
Boys', Youths' and Cents'
Ready Made Clothing
was lought direct from the Manufactur
era, New York City, .and is the largest lie
has ever received, is emOlllelhte in every re
spect, and to which he cails special atten
tion. liis stock of
Fancy Goods and Notions,
many of 'which will cspecially please the
Ladles, was slcted with great care, as
was also his large stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
all of which he is ofttlring at extraordinary
low prices for CASHI or COTTON.
HE STUDIES TO PLEASE!
lis efforts in the past are the best evi
dence of the trothi of this asserti, i; a:mid
he takes this oc casi n to return his thanks
to the citizens fi (;Grant and adljoining
paats'hts for til patio nai s illerally he
s'o\ d tluponl hill in the past, :tand Solicits
a CotolliI lte tif ile Sallie. j:alu
THAT MAIL ROUTE.
Our young Congressman, Hon. N.
C. Blanchard is wide awake to the
interests of his constituents. Du
ring the past week we have received
a letter from him in reference to the
Black Creek mail route, which we
mentioned some time since on the
visit of Mr. Goddard, the post office
inspector for this dirtrict. Mr. Blan
chard writes to say that he will give
his personal attention and endorse
ment to such petitions as our people
will forward to him on this subject.
For the definite information of Mr.
Blanchard and those who may not
understand what is wanted, we will
state that the Black Creek mail route
runs due east from Colfar about fif
teen miles, where it stops within four
or five miles of the Aldlexandria and
WVinnfield mail route. If this gap of
four or five miles was closed it would
give Colfax mail factilities to a large
scope of territory lyinr 8 east of us, and
afford the people of that section di
rect communication with the parish
seat. We hope our people will see
to this matter immediately, and we
will make it our business to get up
the petitions and have them forward
ed as soon as signed. During court
week persons desiring to give us their
signature will find a copy of the pe
tition in the CHRONICLE office.
A GOUGING MONOPOLY.
During the past year crope have
been very short all over the State of
Louisiana. As a consequence it is a
parent fact to the alert stemboatmen
that there will be a large demand for
the staple articles of life, corn and
bacon. Under the thin guise of car
ryiung these articles by weight the
Red river steamboat kne are epring
ing the freight on corn and baeeon
from 23 to 30 per cent higher than
the card rates they agreed to abide
by three years ago. Why they should
he guilty of sunh bad faith just at
this time it is hard to surmise, but it
does look as if they were attempting
to make the most of their present op
portunity, in the fear that after the
railroad shall have commenced oper
ations they will never have the same
chance. It appears to us, however,
that this is a suicidal policy if the
steamboatmen expect to retain the
coltitlence of our Red river shippers.
We hope the river men will look at
it in this light, and make their rates
within the bounds of reason. The
people of Aleanudria and Pineville
are getting up a protest to send on to
Capt. Truslow to get the company to
annull the order raising freights on
corn and bacon. Our citizens and
merchants should do likewise.
Bailey'r Saline Aperient is a cooling and
refreshi'ng Summer drink for dyspeptics.
It don't taste like medicine. Everybody,
home or abroad, should keep it.
We have received a copy of the
Western Farmer's Almanac for 1882,
published by John P. Morton & Co.,
of Louisville, Ky. This is one of the
most valuable almanacs to farmers
that is published. It publishes a sys
tem of weather forecasts that is be
coming a feature among progressive
farmers, and should be in the hands
of every wide-awake tiller of the soiL
The usual amount of statistical in
formation and valuable receipts, in
terpersed with jokes, etc., also consti
tute a large portion of this interesting
Dr. Deal, secretary of the school
board, has kindly furnished us with
the following facts about the schools
of Grant parish, taken from his re
port for the year ending December
31, 1881: All told there has baen
$2010 84 paid out pro rata to the
seven school wards of the parish.
There remains in the treasury the
sum of $273 18, nearly all of which
is appropriated to pay for schools
now running. Thirty schools have
been taught during the year, giving
employment to 14 male and 12 fe
umale teachers at an average salary of
$24 45 per month. Seven of the
schools were for colored children,
six of which were taught by colored
teachers. There are 2098 schoolable
children in the parish, of whom 1043
were enrolled in the schools. The
average daily attendance at the pub
lic schools was 752. In addition to
the above facts, the Doctor stated
that the school board is not in debt
to the teachcrs employed, as has been
frequently the case in this and other
parishes when schools are established
and there is no money in the treasu
ry to pay the teachers. Another im
provement in the parish has been,
that in a number of Instances after
the public money had been exhaust
ed the schools have been continued
by private subscription, the same
teacher being retained to teach them.
This is an excellent plan and should
be generally adopted.
WrxrlieLD, La., Dec. 12, 1881.
At a meeting of the citizens of the
parish of Winn, held this day, for the
purpose of raising funds to defray
the expenses of Mr. H. D. Walters
while in attendance at the hospital
in New Orleans, Judge R. D. Bridger
was elected chairman and Charles V.
Porter, of Natchitoches, secretary.
By request Hon. G. A Kelly ex
plained the object of the meeting in a
few remarks to this effect: Mr. H
D). Walters, an ex-Confederate soldier
and a most worthy citizen of Winn
parish, received a wound in the thigh
at the battle of Bentonville, N. C.
At this late day, the wound being so
troublesom, it becomes necessary that
his leg should be amputated.
On motion the chair appointed a
committee consisting of the following
gentlemen : G. A. Kelly, 8. M. Bri
an and Dr. J F. Kelly, to solicit do
nations for the above purpose set
The chair appointed D. B. Gorbam,
George Wear and I. M. Brian a com
mittee to draft resolutions expressiae
of sympathy with the wouded ex
Confederate soldier and his family.
Which committee reported follow
ing resolutions, which were unani
WHEREAS, H. D. Walters, a gallant
soldier of the 12 La. regiment, did
receive during the late war a wound
that has permanently disabled him,
which now compels him to undergo
severe surgical treatment ; therefore
Resolved 1st, That as fellow-citizens
and fellow-soldiers we extend to him
the hand of sympathy, sincerely hop
ing in this his hour of great phyical
suffering the treatment he expects to
undergo will soon restore him to his
family and friends in good health.
Resolved 2d, That we recognize in
him the affable gentleman, the honest
and industrious citizen, and the kind
husband and father; and that during
his absence from his estimable fami
ly we will bear in mind their needs,
and be ever ready to respond to any
call for assistance.
Resolved 3d, That a copy of these
resolutions expressing our heartful
sympathy for eis family in this their
moments of anxiety and care, be sent
Resolved 4, That a copy of these
resolutions be published in the Natch
itoches Vindicator and the Colfax
CHRONICLE. D. B. GORHAY,
Mr. George A. Kelly, on behalf of
his friend, Mr. Walters, in a few ap
propriate words thanked those pres
ent for the very liberal manner in
which they had contributed on this
occasion. On motion the meeting
adjourned sine die.
D. R. BRIDGER, Chairman.
CABLEs V. PORTER, Secretary.
The following road overseers and
apportioners for the year 1882 were
appointed for Grant parish at the
last meeting of our police jury:
Colfax and Montgomery pine woods road,
Leon Bloxom overseer, to work from Col
fax to old Summer House. Colfax and
Alexaudsia pine woods road, W. J. Bullock
overseer, to work from Colfax to Cholera
branch. Colfax and Alexandria river road
Ben Kraft overseer, to work from Colfax
to Kraft's store; same road, Thomas H:ck
man overseer, to work from Kraft's store
to Catholic church; same road, Dennis
Hickman overseer, to work from Catholic
church to mouth of Bayou Darro. Rand
dolph's road, Lee Starns overseer, to work
from Dean's stole on Red river to John
ston's store in pine woods. Burnt Bridge
road. Hinton White overseer, to work from
Mirabeau to Burnt Bridge on Bayou Darro.
Lochrenzi road, 8. E. Curry overseer, to
work from Big Gate to Lochrenzl.
Road Apportioners--C. C. Nash, M. F.
Macheu and William Hickman.
Colfax a n d Alexandria road, John
Prewett overseer, to work from Cholera
branch to twelve-mile post; same road, J.
C. Coleman overseer, to work from twelve
mile post to where it intersects the Clai
Iwrne road. Glaiborne road, A. J. Evans
overseer, to work from eighteen-mile post
to thirteen-mile post; same road, William
Henderson oveiseer, to work from thirteen
mile post to parish lins. Lacroix's ferry
road. John Brister overseer, to work from
the fork of the roads near Bethel church
to the line of ward three. Rigolette road,
Lud Daniels overseer, to work from John,
ston's store to palish line. Three Notch
road. Johl Murrell overseer, to work from
Big Creek bridge to parish line. Three
Notch road, W. P. Maxwell overseer, to
work from Dean's bridge to parish line.
Donnahue road, Robt. Nugent overseer, to
work from Little river to parish line.
Road Apportioners-J. T. Satcher, Wm.
Mott and John T. Lewis.
Winnfleld and Alexaudris road, Ben Bria
ter overseer, to work from 18-mile post
Liberty Chapel Winnfield and Colfax
road, - Creed overseer, to work from
Calhoun's saw mill to Beaver creek. Har
risonburg and Alexandria road, Z. R. Lovell
overseer, to work from Big Creek to La
Road Apportiouers-B. F. Moore, Bode
Lee and Neal Robertson.
Alexandria and Winfield road, Sam
Waits overseer, to work from Liberty Chap
el to parish line. Three Notch road, Rob
ert Kent overseer, to work from Big creek
to Little creek. Colfax and Winnfield road,
Alfred Stephens overseer, to work from
Beaver creek to Liberty Chapel.
Road Aportioners-lR.. M. Dean, James
E. Nugent and E. L. Brister.
Harrisonburg and Nak-hitoches road,
James Wright overseer, to work trom Cock
erham's terry to hiMrs. Waoe Wright's.
Same road, I. M. Brian overseer, to work
Irom Mrs. Wright's to I. M. Briai'sa Three
Notch road. A. C. Maxey overseer, to work
from Little creek to parish linue.
Road Apportioners-W. K. Bradford, J.
N. Lawrence and A. C. Watson.
Colfar and Montgomery river road, John
Velcher overseer, to work from mouth of
Nantachie bayou to opposite Lestmn Le
nmoin's. Same road, Alfred Oglesby over
seer, to work from.opposite L. Lemoine's
to Colfit. Same road, Emrnest Grandchamp
overseer, to work from mouth of Bayou
Nautachie to where said road intersncts
the Coltax and Montgomery pine woods
road. Colfax and Montgomnry pine woods
road, C'y Bloxom overseer, to work from
old Summer House to opposite residence
of Ben Chelette.
Road Apportioness-J. L Chelette, J. T.
Wilson and C. W. Williams.
Montgomery and Wmnfleld road, Henry
Weaver overseer, to work from Moutgom
ery to Nantachis bayou. Some road, J. N.
I ceks overseer, to workt from Nantachie
bayou to Winn parish line. Coon Trail
road, C. W. Fitts overseer, to work from
Nantachie bayou to Winn parish line. Col
Ifax and Montgomery road, Hugh Walker
overseer, to work from Moutgomery to
Nantachie bayou. Same road, Chas. Gray
son overseer, to work from Nantachie
bayou to opposite Ben Chellett's. Wheel
er road, Sam Wilson overseer, to work
from Colfax road to parish line. Calhoun
road, J D c:alhonn overseer, to work from
the old mill to Gum branch. Same road,
P. M. Richardson overseer, to work from
Gum branch to Saddle bayou bridge.
Road Apportionere-J. N. Hicks, C. W.
Fittz and Monroe Plunkett.
If you are suffering from indigestion or
any complaint of the Stomnach or Bowels,
you will obtain great relief by using the
Prickly Ash Bitters, as they have the prop
erty of gently relieving these organs and
placing them in good, sound healthy oon
[N. O. Times-Democrat ]
Altogether the fairest and most
thoughtful article that has appeared
in opposition to the equalization plan
comes to us in a late issue of the
Claiborne Guardian. It is hostile to
the policy we have been advocating,
but its tone is so moderate, its desire
to be right is so evident that we
would gladly have a regiment of such
opponents instead of one prejudiced
and unrearonable enemy. We have
cerefully considered the opposition
set up to our equalization system.
We have read and digested every ar
gument which has appeared in the
negative. But we can truly say that
we have yet to see one statement to
the contrary which is not founded in
a total misapprehension of the theory
and practice of the plan.
The popular odjections may be
summarized thus :
1. It is feared that the equalization
board will be a central power, taking
authority out of the people's hands
and using it arbitrarily.
2. It is feared that, under the op
eration of the plan,the poor hill lands
will be forced to pay as much as the
rich alluvial lands.
3. It is feared that the effect of the
plan will be to nullify the provisions
of the Constitution limiting the tax
to six mills.
There are other objections, vague,
ramdom and hysterical, and more or
less sincere. which we need not con
sider at this time. The above are
particularly the main points upon
which the measure is antagonized.
Most of the opponents are honest in
their opposition, and really believe
that the danger they set up are ac
tually and living dangers. Let us
1. It is impossible that the board
can become a central power since its
ruembers are elected exactly as Con
gressmen are. It would, on the con
trary, be quite as representative a
body as the Legislature.
There is no possibility of poor lands
being assessed as high asrich lands,
because the classification of property
would have to be made under a law
of the State and this law should clear
ly, specifically and elaborately define
the grounds of classification. The
lists of the Assessors would, therefore,
be subject to the supervision of the
courts and every citizen would have
his remedy for the slightest injustice.
This remedy must needs be absolute
since it is possible to frame a law
which will clearly and unamistakably
establish a standard of classification.
This has been sbucessfully done ev
erywhere-why not in Louisiana?
3. The operation of the plan is no
more likely to nulify the constitution
al limitation than is the plan we
now pursue. Indeed, it contains the
best possible guarantee against such
nunification. The integrity of the lim
itation depends upon the justice and
good faith of assessment, we hold
that such integrity is preserved by
a system which absolutely assures
equality and uniformity far better
than by one which leaves everything
to the caprice, the discretion or the
personal opinion of the local assessor.
In truth, if one will only examine
the equalization plan in a spirit of
honest anxiety to understand its true
and proper meaning he will discover
that all the objections upon which he
now dwells are cured by this plan and
flourish no where so well as beyond
English Female Bitters is not a bever
age, but It is a powerful and unmistakable
female tonie, imparting iron to impover
ished blood, gives a keen appetite, aids di
gestion and proper aseimilation of food,
strengthens the feeble, invigorates the
chronio, and is prompt and relhiable in its
To be beantiful, buoyant and healthy, the
whole female constitution must maintain
regular action thiough a certain period of
life. Otherwise, no female can possibly re
main healthy, and she who does not know
this acknowledged fact is quite nifortunate.
But should you by some exposure, become
irregular and antifer with many trouble.,
what do you propose to do As we have
experience in that line, let us seay that
English Female Bitters is the mosot won
derful female regulator in me. It do't faiL