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THE COLFAX CHRONICLE
Absorbed the GRANT PARISH DEMOCRAT May 1, 1!M
A Democratic Journal, devoted to Local and General News, Literature, Sckln, rica~mttvr, 6tc.
VOL. XXXIV COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 1910 NUMBER 14
Good Roads Meeting Program
Gov. Sanders' Address at 11 a. m., Feb. 1st--Police Jury
to Meet in Regular Session During
Attention is rwing centered in the
Good Roads Meeting to be held in
Colfax next Tuesday, Feb. lst, and
in view of the fhot that Governor
Snlders will tb on haind to deliver a
talk on the importanceof good roads,
a large crowd is expected to attend
the meeting. In addition to the
speech of the Governor, the poliae
jury will also Ie in session on that
day, and it is lik!ly that some defl
nite action will be taken toward giv
ing Grant parish a system of good
roads. The following program and
committees have been designated for
Governor Sanders, nembers of all
thecommittees,and the Colfax Brase
Band will assemble pt the residence
of J. W. Duncan at 10 a. m., Feb. 1st.
At 10:30 the assenbly will proceed
to the court house to hear Governor
Sanders' address, which will begin
promptly at 11 a. m.
The police jury will meet during the
afternoon in regular session for all
Arranngement Committee--J. W.
Duncan, J. B. Roberts. L. H. John
ston, W. A. Brownlee, HG. . Goodwyn
and E. A. Mathis.
Reception Committee-C. H. Teal,
J. J. O'Quinn. M. E. Swafford, A. B.
Perkins, E.S. Murrell, R.S. Cameron.
C. N. Carnahan, J. H. McNeely, E. B.
Pollock Corn Club Organized
With Even Forty Members Enrolled--Prof. V. L. Roy to
Attend Meetings at Montgomery and Colfax
To-Day and Next Saturday.
The Pollock Division of the Boys' I
Corn Club for Grant parish was or
ganized at the high school building
in Pollock on Saturday, Jan. 22d,
with even forty boys enrolled, most
of whom were present. The meeting
was addressed by Supt. J.N. Warner
and Special Agent H. L. Brian, of the
Department of Agriculture, after
which permanent orglL..zation was
efcted by the election of officers,
whose namnes and addresses will be
famrnished next week. The boys were
then given instructions about break
ing land, fertiliingr, planting and
cultivation. The lists for member
ship are open to F'ebruary 1st for
the Pollock division,and it is expect
ed that over fifty members will be
Prof. V. L. Roy, of the State De
Increases Capital to $25,000
Bank of Colfax Also Increases Directorate to Eleven and
Changes Annual Meeting to First Wednesday
in June of Each Year.
At a special meeting of the share
holders of the Bank of Colfax, held
Wednesday, Jan. 26th,. the capital
stock of this popular banking insti
tution was increased from $15,000
to the sum of $25,000, the boatrd of
directors was increased from nine to
eleven, and the date of the annual
meeting of the ehareholders was
chaged from the first Wednewlay in
September to the first HWednsdluy in
Jone of each year.
The stockholders went into com
mittee and examined the affairs of
\tle book and found them on a safe
sound basis. Mr. .. H. Williams,
of chitchNes, and Mr. T. C. Bush,.
of F aI ti nt,were among the share
holders P nt, and all seemed to Ie
well satisaf tith the conduct of the
bank'selawirs ud er the conservative
maslagnlent of efficient corps o)f
Gray, J. A. Williams. Earl Roblerts,
G. H. McKnight, J. M. Durham. C. H.
MeCain, E. H. Blackwood, P. Goode,
C. H. Toiiiiinello, F. B. Cole. W. J.
Roberts, J. A. Hyde, R. E. McKnight,
H. L. Gratham. Fbther J. Blain, Rev.
H. W. Ledbetter, J. Q. Long, J. L.
Kelly, J. L. Morantine, W. F. Jobe,
N. P. Barton, J. C. Chapman, S. M.
LaCroix, C. W. LaCroix, Winm. La
Croix, F. P. Bullitt, John Clinton,
'C. 0. Jones, M. H. Nugent, J. A.
Bradford, Jr., and G. C. Purvis.
GOOD ROADS COMMITTEES.
Ward One-G. H. McKnight, J. H.
Blackshear, J. L. Brett, A. A. Dean,
John Randolph and Webster Smith.
Ward Two-John Clinton. F. O.
Maxwell, H. P. Gray, C. M. Brannon,
C. U. Robinson, E. C. Gates. D. B.
Coates and W. B. Flanagan.
Ward Three-C. G. Jones, W. N.
Creed, John Pennington, S. D. Jones,
Walter Smith and William Frazier.
Ward Four-M. H. Nugent, M. C.
Nugent. Ransom Rambo, J. D. Johns,
Richbard Newton and T. H. West.
Ward Five-J. A. Bradford. Jr.,
T. M. Bradford, J. W. Sketoe, G. L.
Barrett, W. F. Corley, W. M. Tully.
Ward Six-J. N. Fletcher, F. P.
Bullitt, W. M. Stewart, Andre St.
Andre, John R. Gray, H. M. Denton
and Henry Williams.
Ward Seven-G. C. Purvis, R. W.
Wagner, R. 8. Garrett, M. E. Jack
son, A. J. Morat, B. E. Woods and
W. O. Harrison.
partment of Agriculture, could not
be present, but will attend the mcet
ingat Montgomery to-day,Jan.29th,
for the purpose of organizing a di
vibion for that section, and again at
Colfax on next Saturday, Feb. 5th,
for the same purpose.
Prof. Warner is elated over the
prospects for this important move
ment, and confidently hopes to en
roll over a hundred members for the
parish, and thus give agriculture a
great boom and lay the foundation
for our agricultural schools, which
we have all set our hearts upon.
This is the beginning of a new era
in which the material interests of our
people will be developed as never be
fore, both in the school room and in
thedailylifeof the citizen. Let every
school boy join the Corn Club.
H. L. BmaI.
This excellent institution was or
ganised in October. 1901, and in the
course of its eight years of business
it has paid to its stockholders in
dividends during that time $14,750,
and still has a surplus equal to its
capital untouched. The increase of
the bank's capital from $15,000 to
$25,000 increases the scope of its
usneefulness and help in this communi
ty, and will undoubtedly add to its
volume of business. It isanevidence
of contidence in our town and coun
try, and betokens the general revival
in business that is expected in the im
mediate near future. We therefore
take pleasdre in specially noticing
this evident pnusperity of the Bank
of Colfax, and feel sure that this in
formation will be pleasing to our citi
Subscribe for the Cbronice.
About the Prosperous South
Forty Facts Showing That It Offers Greater Advantages
Than Any Other Region in America-.-Lou
isiana Its Banner State.
It is a fact that this vear the
South' cotton crop will be worth
not far from $1 .0((.()00,000, or
twice as much as the output of all
the gold mines in the world for the
It is a fact that the Southt is pro
ducing 00,0()00,000 bushels of gralil
It is a fact that the total value of
the agricultural products f t he South
this year will be $2,400,000,0 00,
which is equal to the total agricul
tural output of the United States in
1890, when the population of the
country was 63,000,000, while the
population of the South at uresent
It is a fact that such remarkable
agricultural advance proves the ag
ricultural capabilities of the South
and the activity and energy of the
farmers of the South.
It is a fact that the Rothschilds and
other English financiers in connec
tion with leading New York financial
people are building ata cost of sever
al million dollars a great steel plant
in Alabama which will employ about
3500 people, and that one of the as
sociates of the Rothschilds who re
cently visited the South, in referring
to the resources and progress of this
section, said to the Manufacturers'
"I am astonished beyond words
to express. I have visited California
and Canada, but have never seen
anything to equal the great develop
ment that is going on in the South."
It is a fact that the South has 62,
000 square miles of bituminous coal
lands, as against 17,000 in Great
Britain, Germany, France and Aus
It is a fact that the South is now
minining over 90,000,000 tons of
bituminous coal a year, as compared
with 42,000,000) tons, the entire
bituminouscoal output of the United
States in 1880.
It is a fact that according to offici
al records the South has more iron
ore than foreigh experts claim for all
It is a fact that the United States
Steel Corporation, having already
invested $50,000,000 in Alabama, is
carrying out vast improvements,. in
cluding the building of a º3,000,000
steel and wire plant, a storage reser
voir luke for the use of its own works
to hold 2.500,000,000 gallons of
water. a coke-oven plant to produce
3000 tons of coke per day. and other
undertakings which will add im
mensely to the prosperity of the
It is a fact that the United States
Steel Corporation is handling a large
part of its export trade in steel rails
through its Alabama plant, and that
it is now filling an order for 110,000
tons of Birminghamn-made rails for
shipment via southern ports to the
Argentine and Brazil republics.
It is a fact that Birmingham-made
steel rail has no superior in the Unit
It is a fact that southern cotton
mills are now consuming 2,500,000
bales of cotton a year, or as much as
all other mills in the United States
are consuming of Southern grown
It is a fact that the South is pro
ducing nearly one-half tle sulphur of
the world and is absolutely dominat
ing the world's sulphur trade.
It is a fact that phosphate rock,
the foundation of the great fertilizer
industry, is found in larger quaoti
ty and under more advantageous
conditions of mining than elsewhere
in the world. and that the rest of the
world must largely depend upon the
South for its supply of phosphate
It is a fact that over 40 per cent of
all the standing t~imber in the United
States is in the Sooth.
It is a fact that a southern port
outranks all other ports in the Unit
ed States in export trade except New
York, and that the trend of foreign
cormmerce tlhr.ugh southern ports is e
increasing more rapidly than else- c
where in the country.
It is a fact that' the greatest rail- it
road builders of America are strain- 1
ing every nerve to extend their liness
to the centers of Southern activity t
and to reach southern ports in order d
to wmi strategic positions in this sec- d
tion, which t.hey recognise is to be
the center of the world's greatest in
It is a fact that nowhere else on
earth are found in the same country
the foundations of all great manu
facturing interests-cotton, coal, iron,
lumber, phosphate rock, oil, sulphur,
gas, water powers and many other
It is a fact that the marbles, gran
ates, building stones and clays of
the South are unsurpassed in quality
and scarcely equalled in quantity
elsewhere in America, furnishing a
limitless field for development work'
It is a fact that the ooth offers
greater advantages than any other
region in America; theapple-growing
in the South is as proftable as ap I
ple-growing on the Pacific Cost; I
that the production of oranges f
grape fruit and early vegetables in
this section offers better opportuni
ties for money-making than simila
industries anywhereelseinthe United
It is a fact that these facts are at I
least beginning to pnake their impres
sion upon the people of the whole
country, and that over 200,000
Northern and Western people are an- I
noually phuring into this section, at
present mainly into Texas and Flori- l
da. but with an inocreasing movement
into every other Southern State.
It is a fact that this vast host is '
only the advance guard of a mighty
army of people who, realizing south- I
ern opportunities more than the peo
pie of the South themselves, are secm
ing into this section beeause they I
find it more inviting for home-mak- I
ing, for agricultural operations, for I
industrial pursuits, for health and
climatic advantages than any other
region of America.
It is a fact that southern railroads
must spend $2,000,000,000 in 10
years to provide facilities needed in
It is a fact that what is probably
the nmost comurehensive and remark
ab le warehousing system in America
is bwing developed ina southern town,
and is. in part. already in operation.
It is a fact that the South is build
ing two of the most remarkable rail
roads ever constructed in America.
and that one of them is the most
unique ever built in the world.
It is a fact that the South is now
spending $20,000,000 in building
It is a fact that good roads, which
mean more for agricultural Drosperi
ty than anythingelse before the puh
lie. are being built all over the South
as ilever before at a costof many
millions of dollars.
It is a fact that all of the present
development of toe railroad and in
dustrial work in the Sooth is only I
the revival of what was being done c
prior to 1860 on a relatively still
larger scale, which shows the inborn
trait of southern people to tarn to
It is a fact that the South lost b
emigration between 1865 and 100i
about 2,500,000 of its own white
people, and this was a far greater
loss than the ruin and destruction
It is a fact that this drain has
largely stopped, and that southern
men nod boys are now finding more
a ven ues of employmentatkometha I
It is a fact that the tide of invest
ment of American and foreign ecapi
tal and the movement of poplation
is turning eouthbward as never before, I
and that wonderful things are In
store for this seetion.
It is a fact that with a poplattoa i
less by 8,000.000 or 4,0)0000) than
what the total population of the
United States was in 1860, the wealtb
of the South is $5,000.000,000grmt
er than the total wealth of the whbole
c,ntry in 1800. fr . 4 *
It is a fact that thesethiegqbehuld
be known to every ban anod *uiasn,
every boy and girl in the Bouth, that
they may have a better appreclatkIon
of tlhe podhihties of Ltheir own con.
try and he inspired to do their fall
part in the ntilisstion of its reoanag.
Paris Devastated By Flood
$2,eeO, OO0 Lest and the Woak of Destructi.m Still Goes
On at the Tremendous Rate of a Million
Dollars an Hour.
The most dcstructiveflood of mod
ern times is now devastating the
conotry tributary to the river Seine
in France, and the gareat city of Paris
is being devastated bIy its waters.
The loss of life has amounted to sev
eral boodred, and the loss of proper
ty is said to have reanbed theat.upen
doum fgaur of two hundred million
dollare, and continues at the rate of
a million dollars each hour as the
water advances. The destruction in
Paris of $2,000,000 worth of proper
ty is almost equal to the valuation
Green's Bondsmen Pay $2,000
Sequel to Slick Insurance Swisdl- Proincut Colfax
Citiasum Bilked by Signing Boad for Oae
of the Swindlers.
The sequel to the eslebrated Oreen
Wooten case, which attracted State
wide attention in the sumtmer and
feil of 1908, has been brought about
by District Attorney John R. aopter
forcing the payment of the $2000
bond which Green had given. The
bondsmen are J. A. Hyde, C. W. La
Croix, 8. M. LaCroix, Joel M. Dur
bamand R.R.Jeter. Weunderstand
that about 80 per cent of the bond
has been put up in cashb by the par
ties, pending arrangement as to the
disposition of some real estate to se
core the bebance of the amount.
The bondaepea are supposed to be
protected byan indemnity bond giv
en them by friends of John W.Oreen,
whse arrested:'lfteen months ago at
Wo9dville, NMiz.. but they neverthe
less have very grave miagivings a bout
the matter whew: they are forced to
put up their own cool cash before
they are allowed to test the doubt
ful question of recovering their mon
ey on the lndemauny bond.
This case became notorious because
Two Big Fires at Pollock
Forty-two Toousad Dollars Go Up in Smoke in Two
Dierent Fber--.avorable Wind Sves -
Ceatral Part of Town.
At 5 o'cleok T'Ibadsy zortug,
Jan. 20th, fire broke ,st in the rest- J
dece of Ben Hays, ,m the strees e
leading eavt front the 'M. E. chuab, I
and before the nams es oald be sub
ioued it nud the rrMiden e of Cberki I
Kittrlin sad Lee BuHounaptt weNl de
etroyed. 'Ns rly Nil h e ehusehuold
goods were saved from tlhe last two
hueses, but irwaetlcnlly .ootliag was (
saved from the first. 'he lose i I
conservativ, dy estimatedf+t $2,000, a
partially co wered byiasouance.-Pol
lock News, J'am. 22d.
A still piper irea ala occurred '
is Polloek 1,qn Saturd- y mnorulaIg
Jan. 22d, two days latrr, in whichl
+0,0O0 wore h of proprety is aid to
have burned uap, and tbh eelatrl part
otthetuwn was saved paly by the
wind blowin is a favo bIl dire
taon. The foliownlg accoant of the
mcod tre as takes trem ,tIh Towa
Firse ,rigua~d i thebmiil owun
ed by Mr. W. ' R.'Harrin . o n, and
used s a coi0lsetioerty rth pood
rpom Ia the r par..' The ia)spitjIn
is., that it origiaated from tlature to
the pool room althoocbi thel rs w..s
wel wnder hen dw ay wbe, diaOsdermvd.
The pastolie caught a it, It ohe
eoatests wurshy ared. t
loeu the .-e of Ho,, !s tt Brm.
was ablss . aawc little was e d.
Jshn Bfshb uew bulding, ose p1
ad on ssesida by Mr. N. 8f hr's er
broPr ad the otwr sid arcSat,
was eoaplet idy destroyed :*d .@t
Iag save d.
of the taxable property o) thew ;ity of
The slnows in the mountains and
the rains in the valleys have swollen
the river Seiwe and its tributaries to
the highest flot tide for many years.
Thedlaioagein Paris is caused by the
pressure of the water forcing itself
into the mains and underground sew
ers with whichJhe city is honeycomb
ed, and Inrsting up through the
streets and cellars in uncontrolled
fury. The disaster is said to have
reached proportions of national and
of the interest one or two insurance
compeanies bad in it. John W. Gren,
C. E. Wooten and another party g*"
nred in Colffx as insurance agents,
victimising Capt. C. H. Teal, Mr. T.
P. McKnigbt and some other citisena
out of several hundred dollars, which
they failed to turn over to the insur
srue companies they claimed to rep
resent. After a considerabir huot
Wooten was arrested in Monroe, bat
escaped from the deputy by a clever
trick. He asked the privilege of eo
ierring privately with Attorney W.8.
Clarke about giving a boad. The
deputy fmprudently rem.aied is the
ball of the building, and Wooten in
stead of conferring with theattomqey
passed out at a side door and made
his escape down a stairway.
Oran was afterward arrested is
Mississippi, brought to Colas alter
securing the seesary requiltiea pa.
pers, and put under a 9 o00 bond to
stand trial fur embesalemeut. Hav
ing failed to appear for trial this
bond has been forfeited.
The City Drug Store with Dr. F. 0.
Mawell's olese and the telsphsea
exehnge, were burned tothe gIrood
pert of catentae .r og waved.
All were one story bauldipg esu.pt
the drug store. which was two.
The 1. 0. O. F. Idge itsturus, etc.,
are s total khm.
Only the must heroic work saed
Oray Brom. store. Had notthe wind
hto.n Calin and Llowiug toward thi
railroad, the wholeof ceutral PeobP*
would huae bmen swept uway.
The bank buildU g was damapdt
considersay, its sadey wmas .sa d
fy by thearrival of Whebow btoght
from the Iron Montais Jatuemr
The new Ball botel.was ued aftr
great elort. Two stre .ss of water
from tbe-comspany' huose Sally ist
ed the hotel.
All buildings burued were framw.
The property vauluatet in the WIa
this morning aounuated to about
40,000, with ft per ent I nsured.
The vraletioe of the bwlIldtlgs t;uI
stocka were a kfllows: Drag lsties
f Baill & WiUitt,etok and bda-teiu
valeed. at $19,000; W. sad A. Ih
Hloeycutt, stok, .000. beliddai
1.00oo; pti*alur, ouwrd by What
Brs., $1,000; uash meatss mnuurk
oupul alturls, $,000; two buifldip
owned by J. F. Lstll, $,000; W. I,
.Ianrrington, l eha t kHaiels Ia
toares, $1,000; Dr. J. B. Kwas.
,,*d .iztmu.1,000; aed tEift
y, the value of whie le sot
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