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VOI,. X.I COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1897. NO. 5
THE COLFAX CHRONIOLE,
Pablislhed Every Saturday, at
Colfax, Grant Parish La.,
H. G. G(OODWYTN,
EDITOR and PROPRIETOR.
TEIIJIS OF SUIBSCRII'TIOVN.
)One cnpy, one year .................$1 50
Jin c1opy, nix mouths .............. 75
<ix .Oljies. o.Ie year ................ 7 50
1'ayable iuvaliably in advance.
RA TES OF A I I' TIhTIBI'G.
Yil t ineortionuu charged double price.
SAcE, It, 1W. i mn. 3i. 6w. lyr.
;inch... i 50 20 30t 500 900
2 inchesa. i ( 2 25' 3 7 5r, 25 9 5015 00
3 inches 1 50 3 00 5 00 7 5 1200"2350
4inches 2 01: 3 751 6 251 8 75 15 0025 25
5 in hex. 2 511 4 501 7 01110 001 il 50 :10 00
I c.laaumi 4 510 00112 50 17 5030 52 00
1 coluiiu n 8 0? 15 U0015 00 10 00541 00 8 00
I tlihie I ad ver t i\nmernts $1 per square for
r.4 tInsertion; each subsequent publica
ion 50 cents iper square.
lrieflvoolmnauications upon isbjeuts of
.:llic interest solicited, but noatteution
•II le paid to anonymous writers.
Ahh.tasti: Cir:oNICLV.. Colfax, La.
zrJsuniciael Adoertlieweset sun be paid
for is advanuc or they Aill be discratiaed
after the first insertioa.
JOHN P. HADNOT,
Notary Publio and Attorney in
Collections and Homesteads a speci.dty.
All businesi promptly attended to. Office
in ('HaoNIt(Lu building, Colfax, La. Cor
respondence promptly answered.
WM. C. ROBERTS,
&ttornoy and Oounsellor at Law,
Wi'!l praictice in all the Courts of Grant
and :adloilning parishes, in the Supreme
Court of the State land in the Federal
JoHN A. WIuLIAM~;
W10i eita i. ateailO esat atals
G. H. McKNIGHT,
Will rum lines on abhort notice, and is
fully i.reipared to locate Homesteads for
Set tlers. jy5
-JOBBER OF -.
Coffees, Candies. Crackers,
ErTc, ETC., Em.,
ALEXAROIA, - - - LOUISIANA
MUNN & 00.
ORCAN8 and PIANOS.
* For Catalogues Addst r
DANIEL F. BEATTZ,
, , WTashisgo, Net. Jersey.
umaote from WssAa.
cearee. Odrfes iI
OA. PYmmS? Oanc,. Wamesre. . 0.
A Is Coming On
And, in order to meet the ever-in
creasing demand of his customers
for new and seasonable goods,
G. W. Bolton, Pineylle,
Has received, and has in transit, a
full and oomplete stock of Select
fall and winter wear, consisting of
Dry Goods, Clothing, Ladies' and
Men's Hats, Shoes, Etc.
Has been paid to the needs of the
trade in quality and prices, and all
goods have been bought at figures
which will enable him to give his
customers splendid bargains.
The Very Lowest Margin
In profit consistent with lair deal
ing placed on all goods. His stock
of Groceries, Hardware, Furniture
and Notions is complete and will be
sold lower than ever before.
Tom Padgitt's Saddles,
To be fonnd at no other house in
town. Buys for Eastern Spinners
and pays the highest prices in
Cash for Cotton.
An Invoice of Autumn Goods just
received, purchased for cash, and
all to be sold at astonishingly low
prices. by the Old Reliable
B. TURNER, Pinevll.e, La.
Everything New in his large and
well selected stock of Notions and
Snmmet Goods, Clothing, Ladies
Trimmmed Hats, Men's Hute, No
tions, Shoes, Ete., Etc.
All carefully selected with special
view to the needs of the trade.
Also his usual full line of Hard
ware, Cutlery, Crockery, Saddlery,
Staple Groceries, and
He invites special attention to his
large stook of Furnture, kept
in his spacious rooms on the sec
ond door. Zxamtne hisfoods
tore ý6w t
Rock Bottohn Figures.
Colfax High School.
The Trustees of the Colfax High iehool
for Males and Females take pleasure in
announcing to the publie that the seconll
Ten Months Session of this school will
begin on the First Monday of Septem
ber, 1i96. No pains will be spared to
make it a IArt-lass High School.
aTmS or TurTIO.
Priurrtar tm ent - - l 50 per mouth
( to. $ 50 .- S .
u Voeal andlustrementa 50 " "
nciddetal tee 1S eet r session.
Good board esn be obtained on reasons
hle terms. Two hotels in town, and sev
eral private Learding bouses in town and
vieinity will board cheap. Those having
childre to educate should send them in
and give us a fair trial. We are in the
race to stay.
R, S. CAMERON, President.
H, G. GOOD)OWYN.
Secretary Board of Trustees.
Colfax, La., July 10, 1896.
FOR UTTLE MONEY
vo ain 0 o re Tha
YOUR OLD HOIES
BREA?? REDUCED RATE8,
enoIC s or ourTS
aIN OTHRt PRIVILEGEU.
Mm 1 Ags est Tr srthe
Li. i. U, -e
Mr wan. mL
COME TO S E US I
,.....'We . re leaders in low prices.'
BUSH & RANDO PH, Fairmount, La. -
Give us a call and we will convince yo yobd a doubt that we are leaders in low prices. Having bought for eash we
took advantage of all discounts, and sell exceedingly low. In order that purchasers may judge for themselves, we
herewith print a long list of our leaders, h Include all lines of merchandise, groceries, dry goods, notions, etc., vis:
Wtaple and Fauey Groceries.
best family flour per barrel $5 5
pearl met per barrel 200
bacon ribbed sides per pound 6%c and 7
silver leaf lard per pound U
obacco, a good 12-ch bat plag for -
102 poands of navy tocc goun per C at 20
sop. fMrst-class Olive, two 1-pood.h r er o
eol oil per gallon at
scd yrup per gallon only .
20 pounds ot fancy yellow clarified sgar 1 0
2D pounds fancy rice for 100
10 pounds of splendid coffee only 100
Pillar ock salmon per can 15
'American sardines eo per box or 0 boxes 2
sardines in mustard per box 10
French eardires, key opener. 2 hoxes for 25
Vienna sausage. !% pound can only 15
full weight oysters. cans for 25
canned corn beef, one-pound cans 15
condnsed milk, dime and Magnolia, S and 10
mixed pickle.. pint bottles onl 10
in apples. 2 pound cans 15
ms. assorted flavors, 1 pound cns 15
ingpowdere. os and 1 oa. S and 10
matches. oe dosen boxes only S
coffee extrwat. Reis' brand, S for S
Staple goods subject to market fluctuations.
Notltns and Dry Goods
corsets at se. IOe 75o. S1 00 and 1 2
combe. 6% to 8% inche, from 5 to 15
good toilet soap. 2 for 5e.or dos for
black head hat pins, per dosen 5
three good steel thimbles for 5
good tooth busmdes from S to 10
pipes. ood valp, 5. IOC, sc. So and
colar buttones. six for 5
feather edge braid, four yrds for 5
men's tan leather belts at only 15
men's 4ply linen cuffs from lSc to 25
ball sewing thread lo per bell. or 10 ba 2
two spools of 6-cord thread for 5
O5 brass pins for 5
144 rice shirt buttons for * 5
72 ric dress buttons only 10
perl dress buttons, dos. 5c, Sc, to. Sc, and 9
safety pins. per doaes" S
lead pencils, rubber ips, six for S
Sresin 6-pound note paper ID
writing tablets, containing 100 sheets 5
wrtiung tablets linen. i . Sc and
Our Firm, composed of T. C. Bush s Beverly Randolph, will conduct busiu.s. at Fairmount, La., and hereby inorm
their friends and the public generally tb they now have on hand, and will keep in supply, a full stock of goods, which
they will sell at prices that defy competi . Remember the name and place,
BUSH & RANDOLPH, FPatrmount, La.
Colfax Suddenly Stampedes.
After acting copsiste itly and sensibly
all through the yellow fever secare, on
last Monday the pe'ple of Colfax took a
sudden fright and proceeded to enforce
an iron-clad quarantine against the
world, -for a period of 48 hours.
amount ofreasoning and protest was
any avail is the face of two or three
tPinqriet5t Ma *t basos
dihli, and the ot-gun quate
on in dead earnest.
The U. S. mail from Boyce was turned
back at;the corporate limits, and no one
from any quarter was permitted to enter
the town, and all this simply because a
few eases of ordinary fever was reported
to be in Boyce.
Before the 48 hours were out reason
began to assert its away, and Wednesday
afternoon the town council, at the re
quest of a mass meeting of the citisens,
proceeded to modify their rules. Friday
morning the entire uselessness of quaraa
tine became so apparent that the coun.
cil was called together and all restrie
tions were raised.
We have several communications from
persons at Boyce, and also a copy of the
Boyce Enterprise, all denying the reports
of yellow fever there, but they are too
late for us to publish. Thanking all for
their interest and courtesy, we are glad
to know that the scare is over for a sea
son at least.
The Cotton Crop.
[N. O. Times-Democrat.J
We had hoped to be able, in
time, to get pretty close estimates
of the prospective cotton crop, so
many are the agencies at work col
lecting news of the harvest, but, on
the contrary, we seem to be drift
ing further away in consequence
of the wild competition between
the bulls and bears. For instance,
it is seldom that there has been
such a wide difference between the
estimates as to the present crop.
Some declare that it is going to be
the largest ever raised; others
that it will be below the average,
and each faction insists upon the
accuracy of its estimates.
The Times-Democrat is neither
bull nor bear, except in so far as it
desires to see farmers get the high
est prices obtainable for their cot
ton, and does not think it ought tot
advise its farmer friends as to
what they should do. We believe
the farmers themselves know as
much about the crop and the pros
pective yield as those who have
figured it out in their eonetiag
houses, especially as many of these
are influenced by their wishes.
We would advise the farmers,
therefore, to look around them and
form their own opinions as to the
condition of the crop. They have
the best chance of knowing wheth
er it is a success or a failae,
whether it will be above or below
late averages. Relatively the save
conditions prevailed throughout
the south, and white some sections
are a little better than others,
largt sises and a8
peoiL. per down .i..
Sdos ladie is' hirpns for.
invisible hairpins for 6
ther purses, are is doable sides
rs teoe e watersd id k e toyds to 15
de inch wide torohon lace. .sl color
ite a butter col valencien Isee, So yd to 10
on towels, good values. So to 8
en towels, good values, Sc to 20
ders, 8c pair, 10g, li5e. o. to 40
's half hose, per pair, Sc, 70, 10o to 2O
stockings, black stancy, so to 20
gfoods, eattens per yard 10
S6So, ealicoes 4% pr d to 6
pe, ohecks a rescuoe and per yard
esti, per yard, . d 7
ling 6e to 7jc pr yd. jeans IOo to 18
attress tickinfg 8Ec, fether ticklul 10
dome"tice. Sc. Ge and 7
iefas o to
g glamses cl . lOc , i2, and
tabular hoteors l
Hats, Shoes and Clothing
e' tom boy bats 10o to 40
'e hats from S2o to 17
e of shoes complete from hu to 50
es' all leather bustn shoe, a barsain s8
's bls or full dress congress 1
8ants, pr pair, from W0 to 17
'atop ehrit Ic.. , US, to IS
"e udmersbirts Ue. we ad I5
's drilling drawere U. and 5
m's Jumpers and 50
's overslls 00 and 75
Drugs amd Medlane .
tine, 1 as l, 2 o 7c. 4 10e, 8 os 15
roil. 1 s ia. 2 oaSo, 4 oa So, 18
m salts and alum per pound S
ras and sulphur per oosed
gier per pound 10
paeus, regularlI si for
I chuor's famous antiseptic only a
I mberlain's pain balm. UDc and 40
i t liver pills, 25 boxes only 18
a W quinine, per ounce 85
) oriun extracts asored, er bottle 10
I spirits of nitre, per botle 10
nc and laudanum. per bottle 10
me are a little worse. The farm- t4
r, therefore, who looks around d
d sees how his own cotton and e
at of his neighbors is doing, can I
rm a pretty good estimate as to I
e size of the crop. And when he fb
aows that it will be an easy mat- o
for him to determine whether h
e present price is a fair one or i
; d, therefore, whether he a
an advance. 11
The acreage in cotton is known, a
the amount needed for the world's f
mills is also known. The farmer a
needs only determine by the crope f
around him what the yield per a
acre is likely to be to settle for c
himself what he ought to do-sell f
or hold. t
This is what the Western farm- t
era did with their wheat. The i
speculators had fixed on 65 or 70 r
cents as the price which they pro- t
posed to pay, but the farmers, after t
looking over the field, saw that the f
I yield was not more than sufficient i
to cover the European demand. c
They refused to sell at 65 cents I
and are getting 90 cents. I
There ought to be no class bet- 1
ter able to determine the size of t
the cotton crop than the cotton 'u
farmers, who know its exact condi- I
tion. It will pay them to profit by i
their knowledge, instead of being a
led and influenced by the guesses 1
and reports of speculators.
Treatment for Yellow Fever.
Let the patient be undressed and a
put in bed between blankets. Give I
a simple dose of medicine, either 1
castor oil or a bottle of citrate of a
magnesia. The latter is more
agreeable to take, and more cool
ing to the blood. Get a foot bath !
that will hold at least a bucket of a
water; fill it two-thirds full of hot a
water, put into it nearly a cupful
of mustard. Put the foot tub on
the bed under the blankets; let
the feet of the patient remain in
this bath fully half an hour, keep
lng the blankets well tucked in
around the patient; keep the hands
under the cever; let the blankets
be well tucked in around the neck.
If the bead aches very badly apply
a cold cloth to the forehead. When
the foot is withdrawn do not stop
to wipe the feet, but cover up as
. closely as possible so as to produce
perspiration. Let the foot bath be
repeated while the pains remain in
the bones. The room need not be
kept too close; on the contrary, it
is better to have fresh air for the
i patient to breathe. But do not let
the draft come on the patient, so
as to check the perspiration, which
must be kept up while the fever
Slasts. The patient must not be al
r lowed to get out of bed, sit up or
s change his clothes or take any kind
t of food. His drink must be sdI
p and frequent quantities of ice wa
ter, ice lempooade, or orange-leaf
Harlwas sad Cutlery.
shinling Lhatuets. Hant's No. 2 40
teel s. Hunt's beveled Yankee 70
good hickory ale handles lOc. Io and W
10quart galvanised buckldt S
I0.quart wood water il 1
10quart cedar bucketL , brain hoope 85
table spoona. good value, fou for I
tea poos. good valu. si for _
boxwood mnesure rules, each 5 and
pocket knives. So, 8 t. 00. 15. to 15
table knives, per sot of als. i to 1 00
gosod nrer, at i w lowrio e of 50
heap and staples, 10-in 4
hoos and eyes. inch 4
strap hinges. light, 4. Se, c, , o and up to 15
strap hinge heavy. Sc. S, Sc, lOe and up to 30
good pedlocks eJo 0, 1e. 1 and 2
epring balances. raw poands w4h t 2It
100 assorted copper rivets for 15
thbree.ppers of good tacks for 5
dlas to 12 inoee long, from to 1to
agrieltural wrenches, b and 10 inch. 0o and S
. laware and Shudries.
54gallon galvaniued tin oil cans 7
..galln plain tin oil cans 50
1-gallon tin oil can . half-gallon oil can it
tin wash basins from ec to 10
galvaniled wash basin only IS
adetedguar measure for 5
ock tin r~ansnrg pen from So up to is
two tin pint emps for 5
dish pense large aie. from 2So to 8
coffee drippers 12o, 15e. end 15
evere bctmokete 0, 10o and 15
Dutch buckets, laIes se. 15o to 20
oofee mille. from 8 e to
tin dippers from So to 8
lp imners at a barain, only 5
brass hand lamps for is
lamp burners. No I and 2. at o and 10
glass stem parlor amp complete only U
grsa rope per pound 8
hot by the sack 150
owded slIlr per box, 2gag Ie and 1
empy shells. 1 gage blaek club
8 a w earuridges1 a eter rs, per bo 5t
I gun eape. per box. o'ily S
SOr line of crockery and glaware is com
Splete. and prices are guaranteed to suit.
tea. The latter is an excellent su
dorific. Ice crashed in a towel
can be given in small quantities.
This is very cooling to the stomach.
By all means keep the patient per
fectly quiet and free from all kinds
of excitement. He must not be al
lowed to become depressed. The
nurse most be intelligent, oheerful
and ot talkative.
should never, if possible, be abseat
from the bedside, even for a ms
ment. If there is no relapse the
fever is apt to leave the patient in
seventy-two hours; but should it
continue longer there is no occasion
for alarm, for during the whole of
the epidemic of '671 have known
the fever to last four or five days
without abating, and the patietn~
recovered. Great care must be
taken to keep up a gentle perspira
tion during the continan'ce of the
fever. As oon as the fever leaves,
if the patient should feel too faint
or weak, let a teaspoonful of good
brandy or whisky be given in the
same quantity of ice water with a
little white sugar, from time to
time. Should sickness of the stom.
'ach appe a mustard plaster most
be applied to the chest to prevent
vomiting. The feet and legs are
apt to be cold; these most be rub.
bed with dry mustard and long
woolen stockings put on.
Nosea or '67 AiD "7&
.(The above recommendations
were shown to an experienoed phy.
I sician, who said that they are, i,
the main, excellent, in acordance
with the old reliable Creole method
of dealing with yellow fever. Bul
it would be advisable to dispenam
with the mustard frictions and
Iplasters, as being irritant to the
skin and liable to cause unnecea
sary discomfort to.the patient. i1
I would not be advisable, either, tc
cover up the sufferer with blankets
t unless there is a too cool weather
a In this latter matter, however, th4
attending physician should rega
i late. A liberal quantity of coolhn
a drinks is highly necessary an
The Southern Watchman, o
p Clinton, has this to say under th
a caption of "Let Us Not Forget":
E! In the fear and friction of feve
e scares and quarantine restriotiom
a of madmen with shotguns and in
s cendiaries with torches, of imbe
t ciles at large and dementia runnin
e wild, of medico lmnatico inquirer
t do pop gun boehico and ineompr
o hensible and irrepressible dart
h phoolishness infecting the atmoa
r pnere with greater power for ev
I- than yellow fever germs, let us na
r forget that, politically, the paris
d has a very iportant dut before i
SIt is no light duty which the vi
i- ters of East Feliciana and it
if State are called upon to exercise i
the choice of delegates to the con
stitutional convention, but one
which calls for the active enlist
ment of all their wisdom and all
The men who frame our next
constituion have such a fearful re
sponsibility resting upon them
that the position of delegate be
iomes the most important in the
gift of the people. They go to the
convention garmented with the
full and free authority of all the
people to establsh a fundamental
basis of law under which the State
must operate, for weal or woe, for
many years to come. It must be
founded in wisdom and justice and
with a view to permanency. The
statute laws of a legislature, if
weak or faulty or unwise, may be
repealed, but the work of a con
stitutional convention is enduring,
and if founded in folly the people
We want thereforeno new hatch
ed fiedgelinge, no pin feathered
cockadoodles, no blustering bullies
of buncombe and billingsgate, but
men of ripe wisdom, of mature
judgment, of approved experience,
of unassailed character and unim
peachable patriotism. Such men
we have in East Feliciana, and it
is the solemn duty, as it should be
a privilege, to see to it that none
others be sent to the convention.
Wanamaker on Advertising.
"I never in my life used such a
thing as a poster or a dodger or a
handbill. My plan for twenty
years has been to buy so much
space in a newspaper and fill it up
as I wanted. I would not give an
advertisement in a newspaper of
500 circulation for 15000 dodgers or
"If I wanted to sell cheap jew
elry or. run a gambling scheme, I
might use posters; but I would
not insult a decent reading public
"The class of people who read
them are too poor to look to for
support in mercantile afairs. I
deat direetly with te .publisher.
I let him do g cIf
think he is not tr to 'make
more than har give him
the copy. ]iayaside the profits
on a partic line of goods for
"At firt I laid aside $800; last
year I laid aside and spent $40,00.
I bave done better this yeas and
shall increase that sum as'the pro
fits warrant it. I owe my success
to the newspapers, and to them I.
freely give a certain profit on my
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