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THE COLFAX CHRONICLE
Absorbed the GRANT PARISH DEMOCRAT May 1, 1909
A Democratic Journal, devoted to Local and G6neral News, Literature, Science, Hgriculture, Etc.
VOL. XXXVI COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, MAY 11, 1912 NUMBER 28
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THIRTY YEARS AGO
Items taken from files of the Colfax Chronicle of the year 1882
C. IH. Mumford resigned as parish
treasurer, and Judge W. L. Richardson
was elected by the police jury to serve
as treasurer for the year 1882.
Sheriff C. H. Teal and Clerk of Court
S. B. Shackelford moved into the new
court house Jan. 5.
Hiram Williamson bought the Colfax
ferry for $1500 in parish scrip (worth
about 60c on the dollar).
Wm. P. Hicknman is the contractor
to carry the mail from Colfax to Cotile
W. H. Creed received a 20 h. p. en
gine, to which he attached a log carrier
and lumber saw, a gin, and a grist mill.
His son, W. N. Creed, hauled the en
gine to their home, about nine miles
east of Colfax.
Dr. W. G. Deal, secretary of the
school board, has kindly furnished us
with the following facts about the
schools of Grant parish for the year
ending Dec. 31, 1881: All told there
has been $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 appro
priated to pay for schools now running.
Thirty schools have been taught during
the year, giving employment to 14 male
and 12 female 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 av
erage daily attendance at the public
schools was 752. In addition to the
above facts, the Doctor stated that the
school board is not in debt to the teach
ers employed, as has been frequently
the case in this and other parishes when
schools are established and there is no
money in the treasury to pay the teach
ers. Another improvement in the par
ish has been, that in a number of in
stances after the public money had been
exhausted the schools have been con
tinued by private subscription.
Alfred Bruce, a resident of Gray's
creek, was thrown from a horse on
Christmas day and killed.
The Silver City, M. N. Woods, cap
tain, H. Lacosset, clerk, passed up
Sunday, putting off a large freight at
Mr. R. S. Cameron and Miss Ella Mc
Knight were married at 7:30 p. m. on
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1882, Esquire A. L.
- e Lilia brought 209 bales of cotton
and 20- sacks of seed out of Cane river
The La. M. E. conference created
the Colfax circuit. Rev. S. H. What
ley is the preacher in charge.
A petition was mailed to Congress
man N. C. Blanchard, to have the
Black Creek mail route continued five
Important to Louisiana Farmers.
Shreveport, April 30, 1912.
To all Louisiana Agents:
Northeastern Louisiana is suf
fering from the worst overflow
ever known. Flood conditions
prevail over nearly three-fourths
of the territory bounded on the
north by the Arkansas line, on
the west by the Ouachita river,
on the east by the Mississippi
river, and extending south to
Red river including a part of
A large part of the planting
seed for all crops had been used
for planting purposes before the
flood came. The balance has
been destroyed by the flood. Af
ter the water subsides, there will
be a tremendous demand for
seed of all kinds. In large part,
this demand must be met by the
more fortunate farmers in sec
tions of the State not affected by
Therefore, I earnestly request
you to locate in your territory
the parties who have seed for
sale of the following crops: corn,
cotton, peas, peanuts, and sweet
potatoes. I want to know at
your earliest convenience the
names and addresses, the kind
miles further, so as to intersect the Al
exandria and Winnfield route at Cot
Judge A. Barbin opened court last
Tuesday in the new court house. The
attorneys in attendance are: W. F.
Blackman, H. L. Daigre, R. P. Hun
ter and E. G. Hunter, of Alexandria;
T. H. Thorpe, of Marksville; and our
local bar, composed of W. L. Richard
son, M. F. Machen and J. C. Wickliffe.
The Chronicle called attention to the
"Backbone Land Grant," the Pacific
and Morgan companies at that time
laying claim to sections on which "in
nocent settlers" had located homes.
Wednesday night an attempt was
made to burn out of jail by McGee, a
white horse thief, and Buffalo Bill, a
G. W. Lane has fitted up the old
court house as a store, with T. J. Pirtle
Mail contracts were let as follows:
Cotile to Colfax, to S. G. Cabell for
$425; Colfax to Iatt, to C. J. Hutchin
son for $119; Colfax to Montgomery,
to J. B. Colegrove for $128.
Rev. Mr. Prosser is to have charge
of the Colfax school.
Colfax was in a state of excitement
yesterday over the reported disappear
ance of little Mary Calhoun. She was
found quietly playing near the bank of
A party of five killed a venison and a
J. H. McNeely fenced his lot next to
the Chronicle office, and the editor lev
eled off the ground preparatory to
building the office which the Chronicle
The steamer Lilia now makes regular
weekly trips between Colfax and Nat
The editor planted three pecks of Ir
ish potatoes, and then invited the Press
Association to meet in Colfax.
Dr. P. Goode commenced work on his
house, Clerk S. B. Shackelford received
the lumber for his buildings, H. Mc
Knight fenced his lot, and the Chronicle
editor received the lumber for his office.
Robt. P. Huntier announces as a can
didate for circuit judge, in opposition
to Judge Irion, present incumbent.
C. H. Teal bought the one-fourth in
terest of Capt. L. J. Noel in the steam
er Lilia. Capt. Noel and Landry Char
leyville chartered the steamer J. C.
Rogers. Two hours later Capt. Noel
sold his interest in the charter back to
Jacob Frittz, owner of the Rogers.
The police jury met April 3. Present
-S. C. Curry, president, R. O. Kelly,
I. M. Brian, A. L. Grow, F. M. Sharp.
M. F. Machen was elected parish attor
ney. A tax of ten mills was levied on
all taxable property.
A. W. Bell lost his saw mill and fifty
thousand feet of lumber by fire.
and amount of seed for sale, the
quality and price f. o. b. cars.
We cannot under the conditions
be too particular as to purity of
variety, but if the seed are sound
as to germination and of a suit
able variety, they will answer
the purpose. Be careful not to
send in the name of any farmer
or merchant who is not absolute
ly reliable. We cannot afford to
let anyone get robbed through
our recommendation of unscrupu
It would bq, well for prices
quoted for seed to be reasonable.
A politic suggestion from you to
the seller that this is no time to
take advantage of the dire need
of our fellow men might be of
value. In case of donations of
seed for the flood sufferers, the
relief committees would be the
proper parties to handle them.
Please give this matter your
prompt attention and oblige,
Yours very truly,
Now is the time to get rid of your
rheumatism. You can do it by apply
ing Chamberlain's Liniment and mass
aging the parts freely at each applica
tion. For sale by all dealers.
The Boll Weevil Will be Plentiful.
Shreveport Li., April 30, 1912.
To all Louisiaila Agents:
There is quite a lot of discus
sion among the farmers, business
men, and in the newspapers as
to the extermination of the boll
weevil by the long, cold, and
very rainy winter and spring.
A great many people are advanc
ing the opinion that there will
not be any weevil this spring
owing to the causes mentioned
above, and many others that are
The facts of the case are that
the determining factors in boll
weevil infestation are early kill
ing frost in the fall and extreme
ly hot, dry weather in the spring
and summer. The early killing
frost in the fall makes a long
period of enforced hibernation
from green cotton in the fall to
green cotton in the spring; and
in consequence a heavy mortality
among the over-winter weevils.
The hot, dry weather parches up
the punctured squares and makes
the fight to keep down infesta
Last year we did not have
either one of these factors, and
large numbers of weevil went?
into hibernation up to (about)
November 12th. That the five
months of heavy rainfall com
bined with low temperatures this
spring have decreased the num
ber of over-winter weevil ma
terially, there is no doubt. This
does not mean extermination by
any means, however.
There will probably be as heavy
an infestation this year as last,
possibly heavier. Any farmer
who is going to raise cotton this
year should be prepared to make
fight on the weevil from their
first appearance in the bud of
the young cotton, and continue
the fight until late in July by
picking and burning all punctur
ed squares. He should keep his
cotton acreage down to where he
can give the best cultivation and
fight the weevil.
The experience gained by the
Louisiana cotton growers during
the past three years proves con
clusively that there is no part of
the work of raising cotton under
weevil conditions that pays as
the fight on the weevil. Do not
let any of your co-operating
farmers go wrong on this weevil
Urge your farmers to plant
plenty of corn, peas, and other
forage crops. Don't let this talk
of no weevil and 12c cotton mis
lead them. Any community that
drifts back into the all cotton and
all credit system is sure to fail.
It is just as important now to
make the farm self-supporting
in every way as it was when the
weevil panic was at its height.
Plenty of corn, hay, and other
forage crops, good hogs and other
live stock, and cotton as a cash
crop, is the only salvation for the
Louisiana farmer in the cotton
Let us urge you to be sure that
your demonstrators and co-oper
ators understand these points.
If they then fail to accept them,
we will have done our duty to
Thanking you for your cordial
co-operation in the work, I am,
Yours very truly,
Mrs. C. B. Palmer, the wife of a well
known merchant of Little Rock, Ark.,
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Tar Compound for coughs and colds,
and says: "My little boy when he had
the measles, had a severe cough which
grew so bad he could not sleep nights.
One small bottle of Foley's Honey and
Tar Compound completely cured him.
He has not been bothered since. J. W.
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A Word to the Wise is
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would advertise that they would give you as a present a dollar if you would
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would that not be equal to the dollar the bank would give you?
We guarantee to save you from $1 to $3 on every $10 worth of goods you
buy from us. You know what you have been paying other stores for the
same identical goods that we sell. Compare thsir price and quality with
ours, and in justice to yourself buy from the store that gives you the best
bargains, quality always considered.
Wrapped (sugar cured) bacon 14. 4 cans American lye 25.
Dry salt bellies, small size ....................... 1 pound Star tobacco................................ 45
Picnichams .......................12 20 pounds rice (good Jap) .
10 pounds cottolene ...............$1.25 15 pounds sugar .........
10 pounds compound lard 95 gallons coal oil.............55.................... 55
6 pounds success soda 25. 3 cans Dime milk................ 25
7 bars Swift Pride soap 25 10 pieces chewing gum ................................Sc
2 cans California peaches .............. 35 16 pounds black eye peas .................... $
Please Note That the prices we have quoted are on staple grocer
ies, and the profits are very small indeed, but you se
lect $10 worth of most any of the items quoted and see if you would not save
more than a dollar by buying from us. We can save you still
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Our method of selling for CASH ONLY makes it
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Notice to Trespassers.
All permilsion heretofore granted
to haul tlimber or tie slabs from the
(;lenc.e woods is hereby revoked,
atndl any person found hauling wood
of any description Iromn the premises
will be prosecuted. Mlesrn. ('vrille
!JIcollr and John Giivens are eslwci
ally authorized to look after such
mn -21 C('. H. TEAL.
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