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THE COLFAX CHRONICLE
Absorbed the GRANT PARISH DEMOCRAT May 1, 1989
A9 Democratic Journal, devoted to Local and (3tnral News, Literature, Science, Agriculture, 6tc.
VOL.. XXXVI COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1912 NUMBER 23
Official Proceedings of the Mayor and H
Board of Aldermen of the Town of
Colfax, La., April 2, 1912. a
The mayor and board of aldermen of tl
the town of Colfax met this day in e
regular session with Mayor Carnahan n
presiding and.° full board of aldermen c
The minutes of the last meeting were g
read and approved. if
The following claims were allowed: p
Levi Gates. $ 28 15 e
Esau W hite .................... ... 9 50 o
Josh Boyd............................... 6 60
O . C . H yde.............................. 60 c
Jno. Jones .............................. 1 85 W
J. H. M cNeely ................... .. 5 00 si
Union Mercantile Co., cement sI
and nails........ ................ 12 95 0
J. W. Duncan Co., cement and fi
nails ..................................... 1 60
Colfax Chronicle, publishing ti
ordinance ............................. 9 50 0
Colfax Brick Co...................... 1 75 v
Colfax Livery Stable............... 50 0
W . D . Irw in............................ 25
The marshal reported the following b
collections for March: V
Taxes ......... .............. ... $ 51 31 f
Fines............ ..................... 10 00 n
Licenses ........... ....................... 186 00 C
Total............... $246 31 5l
He exhibited pass book showing de
posit of $246.04 to credit of the town
and paid 27c to the treasurer. The re
port and settlement were approved. S
The mayor appointed J. Q. Long and B
W. A. Brownlee to examine and report R
on the treasurer's books. U
There being no further business the a
meeting adjourned. ir
C. N. CARNAHAN, b
G. H. McKNIGHT, Mayor. t
Socialists Lost Out in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Wis., April 3.-With a
flood of non-partisan ballots, Milwau- '
kee voters Tuesday swept from office P
the city's Socialist administration, in- d
stalled a non-partisan mayor, board of
aldermen and county board of supervi
sors and probably eliminated all na
tional political parties from participa
tion in future municipal elections in the s
State of Wisconsin.
In the State of Wisconsin, because of
the result of a non-partisan victory in ii
Milwaukee, the State Legislature, at a
special session to be convened, is ex- e
pected to pass a distinctly non-partisan 4
city election statute. The Socialists
defeated such a measure at the last it
session of the legislature, but Tuesday's e
vote was said practically to have killed c
Socialist strength in the State General
Nearly complete returns from the 146
precincts in the city show that Dr. Ger- Ii
hard, non-partisan candidate for mayor,
defeated Mayor Emil Seidel, Socialist ,
lneombent by a majority of 17,000. "
The wi. ad interest in the fight to I
the Socialist administration was
ted by the heavy total vote of e
nearly 80,000. The highest previous t
total vote cast in a municipal election f
was 59,484 at the .time Mayor Seidel
was elected two years ago.
Subscriptions to Chronicle Received.
The Chronicle notes the receipt of
ten new subscribers within the past 1
few weeks, as follows: W. O. John
son, G. S. Hart, B. F. Moore, H. F.
Bradford, A. C. Lewis, G. W. Chris
tian, Pompey Nash, S. T. Wilkins, H.
L Hammons and C. C. Bass.
Also the following persons have sent
in renewals of subscriptions, viz: A.
Bonnett, J. W. O'Quinn, J. T. Durham,
Calvin Satcher, Dan Fletcher, J. W.
Richards, R. M. Dunn, S. E. Richard
son, J. T. Freeman, John Henderson,
M. Ferrier, W. J. Roberts, N. W. Cor
bitt, A. A. Dean, Dr. E. H. Black
wood, J. T. Hyde, Tremont Lumber
Co., R. L. Futrell, J. R. McKee, James
Taylor, Mrs. R. Blackwood, T. J, Walk
er, W. P. Deen, M. C. Nugent, I. B.
Sermons, R. S. Garrett, E. H. Barker,
A. M. Billis, J. P. Kelsoe, T. K. Smith,
Ceasar Sykes, J. E. Drewett, W. T.
Buckner, T. P. McKnight, Pat Pink
ney, ~O. Q. Neal, C. O. Calk, J. W.
, Duncan, W. T. Linder, J. M. Cans
hanr, Mrs. Mary Carnahan, J. B. Rob
erti Earl Roberts, H. H. White, W.
C. Roberts, Dr. T. J. Harrison, Wm.
LaCroix, John Randolph,. A. Willett,
Tom Futrell, G. W. Bolton and W. R.
Roberts, Dr. B. A. Soileau, and F. M.
Why He Was Late.
"What made you so late?"
"I met Smithson."
"Well, that is no reason why you
should be an hour late getting home to
ow, but I ask him how he was
fqeling, and he insisted on telling me
about his stomach trouble."
"Did you tell him to take Chamber
"Sure, thatis what heneed" Sold
by all dealers.
Negro Woman Confessed to Murdering
Lafsyette, La., April 2.-In the most I
amazing confession ever written into
the criminal annals of this State, mark- tJ
ed by horrible details, Clementine Bar- v
nabet, a negress in jail here, to-day I
cleared up the mystery which has sur- o
rounded the murder of seventeen ne- a
groes, by families, in Southwest Lou- f
isiana, and gave clues which are ex- o
pected to lead to the apprehenson of n
eighteen other midnight assassinations n
of negroes at Lake Charles and in Texas. ii
Without the slightest evident appre- t
ciation of the awfulness of her bloody S
work, Clementine related in detail how y
she slew each family, of the methods b
she pursued in escaping detection and I
of the aid she had in carrying out the f
fiendish plans. c
However, she evaded every effort of
the authorities to learn the names of
other members of the fanatical band I
which has terrorized this section by the
of wholesale "axe murders."
She declared she killed four mem
bers of the Randell family here last No- p
vember, four members of the Andrus p
family one year ago last February, five I
negroes at Rayne and four at Crowley. ,i
Other victims at Lake Charles and in
Texas, killed since her arrest, were
slain exactly in the same monner.
Educators to Meet.
A call has been issued by Governor ,i
Sanders for a meeting of the State
Board of Education to be held in Baton g
Rouge on April 10, for the purpose of 1
taking up the summer school work and l
considering the report of State Super
intendent Harris to the General Assem
bly. There are other matters that are f
to come up before the meeting of the g
All persons having claims against
W J Drewett Lumber Co, Ltd. will
please send me itemized sworn ac
counts thereof at the very earliest
Colfax, La, March 18. 1912.
J. B. ROBERTS,
Attorney for Receiver.
Proclamation of Election.
STATE OF LOUISIANAI
Parish of Grant (
By virtue of the authority rested p
in us. and in accordance with and in a
pursuance to the p "oclamation of His t
Excellency Jared Y. Sanders. Gov- c
ernor of the State of Louisiana, we
do hereby' order an election of the
qualitied voters to be held In the t
Parish of Grant, and State of Lou- t
isizina, at the usual place for holding º
elections in the said Parish of Grant,
TUESDAY, APRIL 16. A. D. 1912. I
said date bering the Tuesday follow
nlug the third Monday ;n said month.
The election, so ordered to be held
is for the hurpose of electing the fol
lowing officers to-wit:
All the State Officers of the State
of Louisiana, one Senator for the
27th Senatorial District. and all the
Parish and Ward officers of the Par
ish of Grant. Said election to be
held into acco.'dance with the general
elkction laws of the State of LoOisi
ann, and due returns thereof made
as the law directs.
The following commnssioners and
clerks are hereby appointed, directed
and empowered to hold said election
according to law. vis:
E Colfax-Joe Carver. S M LaCroix,
T M Wells. commissioners. J IL
Fairmount-T C Bush, .1 () Lo
gan., G. C. Dean, commissioners. J.
G. Smith, clerk.
Pollock-Jances H. Walker. W. P.
Guynes. G. W. Gray. commissioners.
t C. U. Robinson, clerk.
Bruce's Mill-H. C. Tulios. J. G.
Lovell, J. T Flannagan. commis
sioners. W. W. Balllo, clerk.
Simms-J H Coulson.A E (rump,
J. B. Maxwell, commissioners. H.
S. Garlington, clerk.
Hagdad-John M. Anthony, John
James, J. W. Richards, commission
ers. L. E. Hadnot. clerk.
r WARD THREE.
s Antonlo-J. E. Adams, Jno. P'en
nington, P. L. Miles, commissieloners.
J. G. Foster, clerk.
Creede--A. H. Nugent, T. L. Fu
trell, J. L. Baxley. commislsioners.
W. O. Hutchinson. clerk.
Dry Prong-A. M. Creed, I. J.
Rhlaehardt. A. H. Watson, commis
sioners. D. V. D)onaldson, clerk.
Ruckelew--B. E. c'reed. E. C, San
ford. M. C. Nugent, commissioners.
Qulncy Nugent. clerk.
Lincecum--t. Rambo, W. H, Nor
I. ris, W. G. Lincecunm, commissioners.
t, W. R. Parker, clerk.
Georgetown-H. R. Bradford. R.
SL. Tillman, Milton Westlury, com
mamioners. T. C. Lioceum. clerk.
Rummerflield-D. F. Williamson. J.
H. Williams, N. S. tRoberts, commis
aioners. J. B. ILynan, clerk.
U Montgomery-W. P'. Harrison,
SJno. I. McCain. W. L. Dowty, coot
inlssloners. . F.G. Wa-dlow, clerk.
is Verda--C. L. Purits, D. H. Wal
ao lace, L. B. Straughn, commisslioners.
R. T. De Moss, clerk.
r- J. A. WILLIAMS.
R. H. CAMERON,
Id R. W. RICHARLDSON,
Of Such is the Kingdom.
New Verde, La., April 2, 1912.
Editor Colfax Chronicle:
Please allow me a small space to say
that on Friday morning, March 29, I
was called to attend the burial of little
Laura Ophelia Garrett, infant daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. RIobt. Garrett. She
was only 21 days old, but was a beauti
ful child, the only child, being the sec
ond one these parents have lost, which
makes it harder for them to bear. I
made a short talk on the assurance of
infant salvation, and the danger of
those spared to years of accountability.
She was buried in the Mass Hill grave
yard to await the calling of Him who
bought her with his prescious blood.
May weeping parents, relatives and
friends all be found ready when the
call shall come.
J. R. MIauER.
Devoe Takes Least Gallons:
Paint Devoe; it's the aneapest
paint in the world: never amind the
price; niaty or inay Ino(t lie more.
Less gallolns will paint the house;
and the paint will outwea rat nythin-r.
Skip wear; yoau've got to wait, to
find that out. It covers more; you
haven't got to wait to find that out.
It's the clheapest of all; no matter
about the price.
N R Watkins, Lott, Texas, used 13
gallons on his house before; bought
13 gallons Devoe for sanme house and
had 6 left.
C BEdiwards, of Edwards& Brough
ton, printers. Raleigh, N C, used 30
gallons paste paint on his house;
bought 30 gallons Devoe for same
house and had 16 left.
Sold by Valley Drug Store.
People's Cash Store, Limited.
STATE OF LOUISIANAt
Parish of Grant J
Be it known a il renembered that
twfore ste, the undersigned notary
public, in and fo, the parish of (Grant
and State of Louisiana, duly com
missioned anid qualitied. personally
caulne antlli atlppear the IamPrtles whose
names are herteuntto sutlcrilled, all
of full ae. who declared to nme that
availing thenlselves of tihe laws of
the State of Louiislana relative to
organizing corlorporations. alind eslneli
ally of Act Inumlier :i of the (;eneral
Assembly of the State aof Louisianat
for the year of 18.as, approtved June
29. 1iSt. they have covenanted and
agreed to form themselves and such
others as may hereafter bteeome asso
elated with them into a IlUnited cor
poration. witlh the rights. poawers
and privileges under the conditions
and stipulations and for the uses
and purposes hereinafter set forth in
this act of incorporation. si
The ntniate and style tif this corpor- ti
atolln shall lie thlie EOPI'LES' CASH ti
STORE. LIMI'LEID, and inder this
namne and style shall exist atnd erntjy I
existence for tile full period of fifty ''
The donticile of thils corporporation ('
shall be ('olfax. (jrant par'ish, Lou- t
islanta. All legal process and other
services shal;il be nmale on the presi
dent aof the ctrptora.tion,. except dar- t
ing his atllnsence. then it shall I. made l
on tile vice president, in cattse of the h
absence of Iboth the president anld
vice president. then service shall be t
mlade on the secretary of tile corpor
The object and purposes for which c
this corporation is organized and t
formed and the bausiness to bte carried 8
on Is declatred to be as follows: T'o
engage in, to carry tnt antd conduct
a general mnercantile Ibuslness in tl e'
town of Colfax. l,otislana, at whole
sale and retail, to Ibuy atntd sell dry i
goods.groceries and all kinds of gen
eral nterchandlse, to buty atn, sell
real estate in connection withl tile :
buslIness, to mortgage ani hypot ae
cate prolperty Imlonging to the cor- I
poratihta, and to do aill things inc'
- dental and necessary or in any man- I
ner appertaining to tite condtucting
and carrying on a general inercan
This corporation shall hIave the
power and authority to nmake. adopt
- and use a comtnlon seatlll, with such
dtescription and witll suchl device as
it may so desire, anid to change andt
- alter tile snate at its will and under I
the namne anti style as above set
forth it shall hai-e tile righlt, power
and authlority to sue and to be sued,
.to plead and to It mupleaded, to
• #nurchase, to lenne, to own, to sell I
and to hypothecate and mnortgage
real estate, to purclhase, to own and I
ta, sell personatl prolprty, to elect di
- rectors, to elect andtl enjmploy servants a
clerks and agents, antl all other
kinds of enaipyt'ee necessary to car- a
, ry on the businesn for which this
a- corporation is organied 'and to fix
the salary anti compensation of Its
I- servants, otaicers, agents atd em
. ployseen, to luake Iand sign valid and
blnding promtisory nottes, to sell
and transfer accounts, draw checks I
and drafts and to luidorse the sate,
to indorse drtafts, notes and checks
and bill, of exchange, to eaxecate and
Continue in all Our Lines
If these prices, together with courteous treatment, appeals to you
we will get your business, and will appreciate it, too
15 lbs standard granulated sugar... $1.00 California peaches (yellow free) per
50 lls Jewell C. P. lard ........... 3.95 can .................. ...... 17
24 Ibs Snowflake high pat. flour.... .75 4.string brooms, extra heavy....... .25
16 lbs head rice .................. 1.00 5 gallons coal oil ................. .55
17 lbs Navy beans ................ 1.00 4 ye .25
Try one can of Belle of Oleanoi cof- 4 callye ..................... .25
fee, best on the market for 30c a Star tobacco per pound ........... .45
oso. Our price ................ .25 5I bottle of pickles .............. .10
7 bars Swift Pride soap........... .25 3 boxes matches ................. .10
Our Spring stock of Oxfords have arrived, and we are now showing the
very latest styles in black and tan pumps, one and two strap Sandals in
black and tan, and a large variety of white Canvas Shoes for women. Also
tans, gun metals and patents for men.
Men's patent tans and gun metals, Women's white canvas, value $2 ... 1.50
very dressy, value $400......... 3.50 It will pay you to inspect our line be.
Men's gun metals and patents, val- fore you bay.
ue $3.00 .................. 50buy.
Men's elk skin shoes, sells every- 500 pairs women's and men's house
where for $2.75, only ........... 2.25 slippers, per pair only .......... .25
A big lot job shoes, value up to $2. 1.25 500 women's sailor hats, value 50c.. .25
Women's tan and patent pumps, the Just received a new line of men's
very latest and snappiest styles and boys i4raw hats, prices 25e,
shown, value $4.00, our price .... 3.00 50, $1, $1.50, and up to........ 3.50
Women's one and two strap sandals Men's pants-tailor made-full and
in tan and vatent, value $3.00.... 2.25 medium pegs, $1.50 to .......... 6.00
Peoples Cash Store
W. B. Strother, Mgr.
Railroad Avenue Colfax, Louisiana
signl nil obligations necessary for the
Mnllecessful clwrnion ,f the corpora
tion iibusiness fior which t lin corpora
tion is olrgniized,
To nimake rules, by.-laws and regal
lati ons for thile proper nianaemlnent.
ijl.rpra ticn andl maintenance of the
corporation. not repugnant to the
'ounstitllttion andI laws of the State
of Louisiania aund this charter.
The anuthorized capital stock of
this corporatonll sliall be TEN THou
nMANI i)(L.I.ARs. divided into one
hulndred shares of liar value of one
hundred dollars each cash to ib paid
to ithe corporation.
The pay nitent for s' ,ck may he In
excllange for not less than par va' te
for property or rights ac. 'a'ly re
ceived or purchased by the co. .ora
tion or for a ich other val jaBlb' con
slderation as tie board of d:rectore
mny determi le.
N, certificate of stoek shall issue
until paid for in ca h.,or tie full con
sideration therefor has been paid for
in equivalent to cash and has been
received by the corporatilon.
This corporpation shall ibe author
ised to colnillence business as sooni
as Seven Thousand Dollars shall
have been subscribed and paid in
cash to the corporation orinequiva
lent to cash as above set forth.
All certifticates of stock shall be
signed by the president and tie sec
retary and under the seal of the .or
No transfer o: the stock of this
corporation shall be niade or con
slderedl made until the same be tma:le
and entered on the books of the cur
poratiion and a sarrender of the cer
tificate for the same.
All the corporate power of this
corporation shall be ves -d in and
under the control of a board of di
rectors consisting of three melnbers.
two of whom shall constitut sa quo
ruinm. an! their acts shall be valid
and billdling acts on t Iecorporition.
The hoard of directors shall Lw
elected annually on the first Tuesday
of March of each year. cominencing
with the first Tuesday in Alarch for
the year of 1913 and they shall hokl
their offtmes until their auccess·rs
I The board of directors shall be
elected by a majority of the stock
holders and shall be by ballot, the
i bolder of each share shall lhe entitled
I to one vote, either east la~4rson by ,
the party owning the same or by
written proxy by some other stock
In ease-of vienney ot the board of
directors, by death, reelgnation or
otherwise. the vacancly shall be filled
by the reanlining members of the
board of directors.
The officers of the corporation
shall be a pr :ideut. ia vice prenideut.
i secretary and treasuirer, the office
of secretary and treasurer shall I.
tilled by the amne person.
No one shall be eligible to tithe mwi
fion of director of this corporation
until he is astockhokler of tleheatnmer
a d the sale and'trans(er of the
stock of a director shall ilmo facto
vs -ate hl office as a director of the
The first board of directors of this
corporkhian shall be (i. I. Mitchell.
W. B. Strother and .. A. Williams,
of whom G. R. Mitchell shall be pres
ident. .1. A. Williams shall be vice
president, and W. B. 8trother shall
he secretary and treasurer, and these
officers shall hold their respective
oft'ces until their successore shall be
This charter may be amended or
altered, its capital stock increased
or decreased by the cousent of three
fourths of the stockholders express
edi at a meeting called for that pnr
pose, after having ten days notice
given to each stockholder, written
to him and mailed to hitum at his usu
al postbhce address at least ten
dlays before the day fixed for the
mleeting. naming the date, the place
and the purposes of the mIeeting and
for what it was called, and the pub
lication in a newspaper for not leas
than Ofteen ds~f of the notice of the
meeting, giving it. date. place and
This notice in the newspaper shall
be made in the newspaper published
at the domicile of the corpo;ation,
if there be one there, If there Ie no
newspaper publlished in tlhe domicile
of the corporation. then the notice
must ie publirhetd in a newspaper
published in the nearest town to the
doticile of the corporatkion.
! Whenever thIb corporation shall
ibe disolvmed by limitatioh or other
whae. its affairs shall Ibe liquidatedI
by three commlislonners to be elected
by the stockholders of the corpora
tlion. who shall have the power to
win lad up the affairs of the corpora
tintt. ettle its delets, close Its bust
ttwas and distrbutt e its funds, If there
be any. among the stockholders af
ter all the debts have heen paid.
No stockhohler of thi corporation
shall ever be held tlabl or responstl
bIde for the contracts of faltli. 'f the
corporation In any farther Inui thlain
the unpaid Iblance due to the rer
piratlion on the shares owned by
himl; notr shall any aere Informalilty
in organization have the effect of
rerndering this charter null and vo.id
or exposing a stockholder to any Ii
ability Ieyond the amonunt of hil
This done, pasel ant tnd iged I.
for. pie e on thi the 2ath day ft Vell.
mary, 1912, the. prlemne of the
two undersigned couilpteUtt witnoews
.e after a full and complete rellndis
of the whole in the piretence of tlhe
stockholders who sulberlbe herrt
and the witntesers whose nanmes are
U. it. MIlTC(HFI.L,
W. 1. t 'rHOTHER,
J. A. WILLIAM.s.
E. A. E'HIiHxI(E,
A. W. LRWI8.
JAS. J. O'QUINN,
I Ex-O()ffielo Notary Public of Urastt
S'I'ATK OF LOUiaIANAI
I'atrirb of (rant )
Having examilned the above liand
foregoing act of incorpora to, ofd I he
People's Cash Store, Limited. tnel
Slinditg nothlng therein eutalinut
I contrary to the Cunatltutl,i antd
laws of Lintrlislalna. I Iwtreby ppr,,ve,
thle sate at Alexandria, La., thbl
p2th of February. 1912.
JOHN R. HUNTER.
Dist. Atty. 13th Judllcial lst`
SH'I'A'TE OF L)UIJMIANA
Partrbh of ir.lit
I hrreby cerilfy that the withint
tl and loregittlt Is a true ltidl c'rrect
Scopy of the l riginalcLf Incorpora.
r tull of i'e pe's (Cas lltmtLore. Liudltedl,
Sis S1nllsw appears under register No.
8.964t anlld recorded ini Mortgage Il,,k
"K" at page 4ai et seq. oll tilt 2l l
I lday of Flebrlry, A. ID. 1912.
In testlllony wiereofl witness nmy
I landll tnd oticln teal of offlte at ', -
I fax. Lutliana, . otn this ~2th daly ut,
- Februtry, A. 1D. 1912.
C. I). LACI(;olX.
Dy. Clerk and Ex.OItclu Itecorder,